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Articles by John Catalinotto

Ukraine, NATO and history: Communists defeated Nazis in WWII

May 12, 2015

Berlin 1945. Red flag on the Reichstag. Seventy years ago, on May 8 and 9, 1945, millions all over the world gave shouts of joy and relief as the Nazi regime in Berlin crumbled while the Soviet Union’s Red Army rolled into the German capital and hung the red flag with its hammer and sickle on top [...]

April 19: Massive call for day of solidarity with Venezuela

March 17, 2015

In Mexico City, Venezuelan and Mexican participants in “The Parties and a New Society” seminar with Berta Joubert-Ceci, center and John Catalinotto, right. Mexico City — A broad spectrum of political parties meeting in Mexico City called for solidarity actions with Venezuela against U.S. [...]

Dominicans join Haitians to protest lynching

March 8, 2015

Haitian and Dominican organizations in New York held a rally at noon and later a vigil at the Consulate of the Dominican Republic on Feb. 26 to protest against the lynching of a Haitian man in the Dominican Republic earlier in February. The lynching of Henry Claude-Jean “Tulile” on Feb. 4 [...]

Police attack demonstrators in India

February 28, 2015

West Bengal police attack SUCI(C) activists Under the normal rules of demonstrations of workers and poor people in Kolkata, India, people are allowed legal protests. Even “illegal” actions, such as peaceful civil disobedience mobilizations, are allowed in a stipulated area without police [...]

Thousands protest NATO in Munich

February 13, 2015

While NATO officials from the 28 current member countries of the U.S.-dominated military alliance met in Munich, Germany, 4,000 people demonstrated outside. The sharpening crisis in Ukraine brought a sense of urgency to the protest, which gathered Feb. 7 in the Bavarian city under the slogan, [...]

Mass anti-austerity rally clogs Madrid

February 5, 2015

The specter of anti-austerity is haunting Europe’s ruling bankers and bosses. Excitement over Syriza’s victory in Greece’s parliamentary election jumped westward along the Mediterranean Sea to Spain as a massive demonstration on Jan. 31 clogged central Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square. [...]

French imperialism’s brutal colonial rule

January 13, 2015

Algiers, 1960 On Jan. 11, the French imperialist bourgeoisie mobilized and manipulated a massive demonstration in all the country’s major cities under hypocritical slogans extolling Western civilization and alleged “freedom of speech.” Their goal — which they share with U.S. and European [...]

U.S. to double troops in Iraq

November 16, 2014

President Barack Obama more than doubled U.S. participation in the new war on Iraq on Nov. 7 by ordering an additional 1,500 “advisers and trainers” be sent there. Washington’s pretext for this expansion is the need to train the Iraqi national army and the Peshmerga in Iraqi Kurdistan to [...]

In ‘war on ISIS,’ the main enemy is at home

October 13, 2014

The Turkish government decided Oct. 12 to permit U.S. fighter-bombers to launch attacks on Syrian targets from Incirlik Air Force Base near the Turkish-Syrian border. This decision marked the latest escalation of the U.S.-led “war on ISIS.” It is a further step toward a major U.S. invasion into [...]

Odiario on Brazil election

October 9, 2014 is a site maintained by Portuguese Marxists. They published the following commentary on Oct. 6, the day after the first round of the Brazilian elections. Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party got 41.5 percent of the vote, against 33.7 percent for Aécio Neves of the Social Democracy [...]
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