Greece sells bonds, workers suffer more

By April 19, 2014

If workers in the Ukraine want to see what joining the EU and borrowing from the “troika” — the European Central Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Commission — might mean for them, they should look at Greece, Portugal or countries like Spain, which is the same size as Ukraine. Portugal’s unemployment rate […]

 

Agreement announced in Ukraine after U.S.-Kiev offensive flops

By April 18, 2014

April 17 — News arrived this afternoon from Geneva that Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine’s coup government in Kiev had reached an agreement expressed in a public text “on initial concrete steps to de-escalate tensions and restore security for all citizens.” The agreement follows the collapse of a punitive expedition of […]

 

Militias march to defend Bolivarian Venezuela

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“Every 11 has its 13.” Under this slogan, the Day of National Dignity and the Day of the Bolivarian Militia was held on April 13 in Venezuela. The slogan refers to the coup d’état carried out by the oligarchy with U.S. assistance, to remove President Hugo Chávez on April 11, 2002, but which the people, […]

 

Big Oil, Wall Street, Pentagon drive ‘New Cold War’ against Russia

By April 15, 2014

April 14 — A U.S.-backed coup in Kiev has brought Ukraine to the brink of civil war. CIA director John Brennan is now visiting Kiev, as the right-wing regime there threatens to send tanks against protesters in Ukraine’s eastern cities. U.S. warships are deployed in the Black Sea, and NATO F16s and AWACS have been […]

 

After CIA head visits Kiev, Ukraine junta opens assault on Southeast

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April 15 — A coordinated military attack has begun against the anti-fascist resistance in Southeastern Ukraine. The attack began hours after the U.S. confirmed that CIA Director John Brennan had visited Kiev on the weekend of April 12-13 for secret meetings with coup leaders. In other words, Washington gave its approval for the impending attack. […]

 

60 years after the general strike in Honduras — ‘May is the road to victory’

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This article was first published in Honduras in 1963 and was recently translated into English by Lucy Pagoada-Quesada. Amaya was a much-revered author and journalist whose novel “Prisión Verde” exposed the wretched conditions on the U.S.-owned banana plantations, where he worked as a young man. What historical significance does May have for the people of […]

 

Massive political concert denounces Turkish regime

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Group Yorum Concert, Istanbul, April 13. 'An Independent Turkey: Bread, Justice, Freedom.'Photo: Halkin Sesi TV

One of the largest concentrations of Turkish people opposing the Turkish regime, nearly 750,000 people, gathered on April 13 at the marketplace Bakirköy in Istanbul. Organized by the Marxist musical ensemble, Grup Yorum, this politico-cultural festival centered on denouncing police repression and the pro-terrorist, anti-Syrian foreign policy of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Grup […]

 

Oakland, Calif., students’ solidarity with Venezuela gov’t

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An educational meeting on Venezuela was held in Oakland, Calif., at Laney College on April 10.  The solidarity event was sponsored by the Bay Area Latin American Solidarity Coalition and in collaboration with the Associated Students of Laney College and the Brown Alliance of Students Taking Action. The film, “Viva Venezuela: Fighting for Socialism,” was […]

 

Ukraine’s coup regime ups threats as protests expand

By April 14, 2014
Mass protest in Kharkov demands release of imprisoned anti-fascists, April 13.Photo:  Borotba

April 14 — Desperate to stamp out a popular uprising in southeastern Ukraine, the junta in Kiev — which came to power through a violent coup using fascist groupings against elected President Viktor Yanukovych — is attempting to crush the newly declared People’s Republic of Donetsk and rebellions in other cities. But instead of intimidating the anti-fascist resistance, this […]

 

IPCC: ‘Climate change endangers life on planet’

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Big business: ‘Profits come first’ The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has issued a dire report based on the findings of thousands of scientists and environmental experts. It shows that climate change has already left its mark “on all continents and across the oceans,” damaging food crops, spreading disease and melting glaciers. Big business […]

 
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