Cuba awards Nyad ‘Order of Merit in Sports’

By September 6, 2014

From cubadebate.cu. Aug. 30 — Today, Cuba awarded the “Order of Merit in Sports” to U.S. swimmer Diana Nyad, who a year ago became the first person to swim the 177 miles between the Havana coast and Key West in Florida, without protection against sharks and spending nearly 53 hours in the water. The first […]

 

NATO opens its curtain of war on two fronts

By September 4, 2014

Sept. 4 — The Summit of Heads of State and Government of the 28 states of NATO opens today in Newport, Wales, where these leaders will take key decisions “to ensure NATO is prepared to address current and future security challenges” that they attribute to “military aggression of Russia against Ukraine” and “growth of extremism […]

 

The Pentagon — the climate elephant

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There is an elephant in the climate debate that by U.S. demand cannot be discussed or even acknowledged. This agreement to ignore the elephant is now the accepted basis of all international negotiations on climate change. It is well understood by every possible measurement that the Pentagon, the U.S. military machine, is the world’s biggest […]

 

People’s Republics advance in face of Ukraine disarray

By September 3, 2014

Sept. 1 — After a difficult summer when their very existence seemed to hang by a thread, the Union of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, also known as Novorossia, demolished Ukraine’s military blockade against its capital cities in late August. In the space of a week, the territory controlled by the People’s Republics doubled. Towns […]

 

Ferguson Rebellion exposes U.S. racism globally

By September 2, 2014
We are Ferguson

Just one day after U.S. President Barack Obama hosted leaders from across Africa, African Americans exploded in rebellion in Ferguson, Mo. A series of lawsuits have been filed against the city of Ferguson charging police misconduct and brutality during the demonstrations in response to the police killing of Michael Brown. Six plaintiffs have filed federal […]

 

Protests begin at NATO Summit

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Thousands of anti-war marchers descended on Newport, Wales, on Aug. 30 for the beginning of a week of protests against the NATO Summit scheduled there for Sept. 4 and 5. Organizers have said they expect 20,000 people in the Welsh city by Sept. 4. NATO leaders are purposely holding their talks away from a major […]

 

Which is the real failed state, Libya or Italy?

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While Libya lies in flames, with thousands of men, women and children, driven by desperation, trying every day to cross the Mediterranean — and many of them will lose their lives — Italy’s President Giorgio Napolitano issues this warning: “Beware of the outbreaks all around us,” starting with “the persistent instability and fragility of the […]

 

Gaza — political victory for Palestine

By September 1, 2014

Israel’s failure to divide, disarm or defeat the heroic resistance in Gaza is seen by all currents of the Palestinian liberation movement as their historic political victory. This is the overwhelming Palestinian sentiment. Israel caused massive destruction in Gaza and killed, according to a United Nations report, 2,104 people, including 1,462 civilians of whom 495 were […]

 

U.S. forces Irish bank to accept Cuba blockade

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“The banks are a tool of Wall Street rule!” Is this political accusation just an abstract, educational slogan? Not in the case of Cuba. On July 3, The Irish Independent reported that international transactions to or from Cuba would no longer be processed by the Bank of Ireland. The announcement coincides with the largest bank […]

 

Ukraine photo exhibit: Suffering and resistance in the Donbass

By August 31, 2014
Ukraine photo exhibit

Huntington, N.Y. — “Ukraine: Behind the Red Line,” a photographic display of the war in Ukraine, documents the devastation of the lives of the people in the Donbass region as well as the organized resistance in Donbass to the junta regime in Kiev. Armed men and women who make up the people’s militias supported by […]

 
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