President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela calls for peace

By April 4, 2014
Nicolás Maduro

The following is an edited reprint from an opinion/editorial,“Venezuela: A call for peace,” that first appeared in the online edition of the New York Times on April 1.  Go to http://tinyurl.com/mkco5w9.   The recent protests in Venezuela have made international headlines. Much of the foreign media coverage has distorted the reality of my country and the facts […]

 

U.S., EU strengthen grip on Ukraine

By April 1, 2014

March 31 —  The U.S. imperialists are trying to strengthen their grip on Ukraine, having seized the reins in Kiev through a fascist-led coup against the elected government of Viktor Yanukovych. In the wake of the coup, the new, unelected puppet regime has signed an “associate agreement” with the European Union that opens wider the Ukrainian […]

 

Ukraine: Coup regime raids home of Odessa anti-fascist leader

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Alexei Albu, center, at anti-fascist march in Odessa, March 30.

April 1 — On the morning of April 1, Ukrainian Security Forces (SBU) agents raided the apartment of Odessa, Ukraine, anti-fascist leader Alexei Albu with a warrant authorizing them to search for lists of activists and for weapons. The raid was not unexpected. Albu, an elected member of the Odessa Regional Council and local coordinator […]

 

From Latin America: Anti-imperialist solidarity with Venezuela

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Mexico City, March 28 — Progressives in Latin America and the Caribbean have put defense of the Venezuelan government and people at the top of their priorities. They showed this today when a seminar that had begun as a standard exchange of information among workers and progressive organizations from the continent and worldwide turned into […]

 

Behind right-wing gains in French election

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The New York Times and Washington Post in the U.S. and the Guardian in England presented France’s local elections on March 30 as a breakthrough for the French far right, along with substantial gains for the center-right. But the real key to understanding developments in France is the record level of abstentions. Nearly 40 percent […]

 

Africa labor in motion

By March 31, 2014

Workers are striking in both the private and public sectors in Egypt and students are demanding jobs in Tunisia. While students in Kenya won their strike, the demands of transport workers in Nairobi have not yet been met. EGYPT In Egypt, where an uprising against the National Democratic Party of ousted President Hosni Mubarak erupted […]

 

Anti-fascists organize resistance as crisis grips Ukraine coup regime

By March 28, 2014
Marchers in Odessa defy threats, demand a referendum on autonomy and an end to political repression, March 23.Photo: Borotba

Just a month after a U.S.-backed coup d’état in Ukraine brought to power a regime dominated by neo-Nazis and pro-Western capitalist politicians, the ruling junta finds itself in deep crisis. Threats from the government in Kiev and its U.S. and Western European patrons were unable to intimidate the people of the Crimean autonomous region, who […]

 

Philippine government attacks Communist Party, arrests two leaders

By March 27, 2014
The revolutionary women’s group Makibaka marches in downtown Manila demanding freedom for CPP leaders Wilma Austria and Benito Tiamzon, March 25.Photo: Boy Bagwis

The following statement was issued on March 23 by the Communist Party of the Philippines. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemns in the strongest terms the reported arrest yesterday of Benito Tiamzon and Wilma Austria. Tiamzon and Austria are both senior cadres of the CPP Central Committee and consultants of the National Democratic […]

 

Moscow rally supports Ukraine anti-fascists

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Hundreds of communists and other leftists turned out for a rally and concert in Moscow entitled “Ukraine without Fascists or Oligarchs” on March 22. The event was initiated by Red TV to establish an “Antifascist Resistance Center” in solidarity with those organizing against the U.S.-backed coup in Ukraine. The action grew out of a “Statement […]

 

Libya faces further imperialist intervention

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Three years after the massive eight-month bombing campaign against Libya was carried out by the Pentagon and NATO, divisions within the rebel forces that served as ground troops for the imperialist war of regime change are prompting greater foreign intervention. The seizure of an oil tanker, the Morning Glory, off the coast of Cyprus, by […]

 
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