Ephéméride des luttes : 11 avril

On veut se souvenir de nos camarades qui tombent en cette éphéméride des luttes du 11 avril, de celles et ceux qui ont lutté afin que les mauvais jours finissent. Alors on marque le coup. 1834 : A Lyon, durant l’insurrection des Canuts, les pentes de la Croix-Rousse sont bombardées par les forces de répression. … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 11 avril”

Martin Khor: the Making of a Global Activist

When future students of North-South relations look back to the history of the last 35 years or so, among the key figures they will most likely mark as one of the most decisive in shaping the course of events is one who did not owe his power to a position in government or business. Martin … Continue reading “Martin Khor: the Making of a Global Activist”

Désobéissance, à cause de toi, je vais survivre

Texte original de María Galindo, cofondatrice du mouvement bolivien anarco-féministe Mujeres Creando – publié au départ sur le site Radio Deseo  J’ai le coronavirus parce que, bien qu’il semble que la maladie n’ait pas encore pénétré mon corps, les gens que j’aime l’ont ; parce que le coronavirus traverse des villes que j’ai traversées ces dernières semaines ; … Continue reading “Désobéissance, à cause de toi, je vais survivre”

Ephéméride des luttes : 8 avril

Le 8 avril de l’éphéméride des luttes s’en prend à la logistique qui permet les guerres et les pillages économiques, tout en décrétant des zones libres et en luttant pour protéger la nature contre la dévastation et les villes contre les fascistes. 1877 : A Letino, dans le massif du Matese (Italie), “la bande du … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 8 avril”

Trump Sends Gun Boats to Venezuela While the World Partners to Fight a Deadly Pandemic

On April’s Fools Day, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a press conference where he announced a new “counter-narcotics effort” by U.S. Southern Command. “We’re deploying additional Navy destroyers, combat ships, aircrafts and helicopters, Coast Guard cutters…doubling our capabilities in the region,” he said. The point of this mission—which will be joined by other countries—is to … Continue reading “Trump Sends Gun Boats to Venezuela While the World Partners to Fight a Deadly Pandemic”

Désobéissance, par ta faute je vais survivre

DÉSOBÉISSANCE, PAR TA FAUTE JE VAIS SURVIVRE María Galindo, membre du collectif Mujeres Creando* J’ai le coronavirus parce que, bien qu’il semble que la maladie ne soit pas encore entrée dans mon corps, des personnes que j’aime l’ont, parce que le coronavirus traverse des villes par lesquelles je suis passée ces dernières semaines, parce que … Continue reading “Désobéissance, par ta faute je vais survivre”

U.S., Canada Side with Fanatical Coup Regime in Bolivia

On November 10, 2019, a U.S.-backed group of neofascists in Bolivia deposed the government of Evo Morales on spurious accusations of electoral fraud. The coup government’s first act was to unleash the army and police on mainly Indigenous protestors in … The post U.S., Canada Side with Fanatical Coup Regime in Bolivia appeared first on … Continue reading “U.S., Canada Side with Fanatical Coup Regime in Bolivia”

Going After Maduro

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The recent indictments of Nicolas Maduro and other Venezuelan government officials on drug trafficking and narco-terrorism charges is a sham. It is a politically motivated and hypocritical attack on the elected government of Venezuela. Obviously, it is another front in the ongoing US low-intensity war on the majority of Venezuelans. … Continue reading “Going After Maduro”

Racial Profiling Disorder: the All-American Pandemic

Please, please help me. No, I don’t want to put handcuffs on. No! Don’t put handcuffs on! No, I want to stay in school, I just got here. Let go of me. No, please let me go…I don’t wanna go in a police car. No, please give me a second chance! — Pleas of 6-year-old … Continue reading “Racial Profiling Disorder: the All-American Pandemic”

«Tu es un minable, Donald Trump» : Maduro répond à Washington sur son inculpation

«Tu es un minable, Donald Trump.» Le président vénézuélien Nicolas Maduro, dont la tête a été mise à prix par le gouvernement américain le 26 mars, a vivement réagi aux accusations de Washington qui l’accuse de narcotrafic. «[Trump] n’agit pas seulement comme un cowboy, raciste et suprémaciste, il gère les relations internationales comme un escroc», a … Continue reading “«Tu es un minable, Donald Trump» : Maduro répond à Washington sur son inculpation”

L’internationalisme des médecins cubains : une longue histoire révolutionnaire

«Notre patrie est l’humanité et nous allons donc là où il faut aller : notre formation médicale n’est pas seulement scientifique mais liée à l’humanisme», a expliqué le docteur Carlos Ricardo Perez Diaz, en charge de l’expédition de médecins cubains qui a débarqué le 21 mars en Lombardie, région la plus touchée d’Italie par la … Continue reading “L’internationalisme des médecins cubains : une longue histoire révolutionnaire”

Ephéméride des luttes : 23 mars

L’éphéméride des luttes du 23 mars commémore la proclamation des Communes en grèves et manifestations insurrectionnelles, à Marseille, comme ailleurs, sachant bien que les révolutionnaires et autres communard-e-s étaient déjà “tou-te-s des casseurs”. 1801 : En Russie, assassinat du tsar Paul après une vie de tyrannie. 1871 : A Lyon, proclamation de la Commune. A … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 23 mars”

Appel aux candidat·es aux municipales à s’opposer à la reconnaissance faciale

En cette Journée de protection des données, l’Observatoire des libertés numériques1Organisations membres de l’Observatoire des libertés et du numérique signataire de cette lettre ouverte : Le CECIL, Creis-Terminal, Globenet, La Ligue des Droits de l’Homme (LDH), La Quadrature du Net (LQDN), Le Syndicat des Avocats de France (SAF), Le Syndicat de la Magistrature (SM). jQuery(“#footnote_plugin_tooltip_5810_1”).tooltip({ tip: … Continue reading “Appel aux candidat·es aux municipales à s’opposer à la reconnaissance faciale”

How the OAS Revived the Cold War in the Americas

Statue of Isabella I the Catholic Queen in front of the seat of the Organization of American States in Washington D.C. Photograph Source: Martin Baran – CC BY-SA 3.0 The OAS has never been a neutral forum. Since its founding in 1948, the United States government has always wielded power far beyond its vote. Each … Continue reading “How the OAS Revived the Cold War in the Americas”

Resisting US Blockade, Cuba Embraces Change, Builds Socialism

Like the sun, the U.S. blockade of Cuba will not disappear soon. Unlike the sun, the blockade has receded from public attention in the United States.  It has continued, mostly unchanged, for almost 60 years. Here we explore the matter of change. Any U.S. politician who says nice things about Cuba can expect abuse. That’s … Continue reading “Resisting US Blockade, Cuba Embraces Change, Builds Socialism”

Elon Musk Is Acting Like a Neo-Conquistador for South America’s Lithium

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Elon Musk, the head of Tesla, wants to build an electric car factory in Brazil. He was supposed to meet Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, in Miami in early March, but he was too busy; instead, Musk will go to Brazil sometime this year. All eyes are on the … Continue reading “Elon Musk Is Acting Like a Neo-Conquistador for South America’s Lithium”

The Organization of American States Is Eroding Faith in Democracy

Photograph Source: U.S. Department of State from United States – Public Domain Experts at MIT recently concluded that there is no statistical evidence of fraud in the results of the Bolivian presidential elections last October. These findings debunk an earlier report by the Organization of American States (OAS), which were used to justify a right-wing … Continue reading “The Organization of American States Is Eroding Faith in Democracy”

Venezuela Responds With Principled Conviction to the US Desperate Attempts at Regime Change

The continued effort to overthrow President Maduro does not seem to produce the intended results for the perpetrators, but rather sends signals of desperation. The regime change plotters may be wishing to achieve what they did in Bolivia. But that is not likely to happen anytime soon. That must cause some political frustration in Washington … Continue reading “Venezuela Responds With Principled Conviction to the US Desperate Attempts at Regime Change”

Venezuela Responds with Principled Conviction to the US’ Desperate Attempts at Regime Change

The continued effort to overthrow President Maduro does not seem to produce the intended results for the perpetrators, but rather sends signals of desperation. The regime change plotters may be wishing to achieve what they did in Bolivia. But that … The post Venezuela Responds with Principled Conviction to the US’ Desperate Attempts at Regime … Continue reading “Venezuela Responds with Principled Conviction to the US’ Desperate Attempts at Regime Change”

Podcast: Oliver Vargas on US Election Meddling In Bolivia and the Country’s Indigenous Uprising, by Mnar Muhawesh and Whitney Webb

Bolivian journalist Ollie Vargas discusses Bolivia’s post-coup election crisis, US support for the country’s right-wing minority, the indigenous uprising and more. Welcome to the re-launch of MintCast, the official weekly MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh and Whitney Webb. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent researchers and journalists who the establishment…

Des coups d’État à l’ère de la post-vérité

Aujourd’hui gouvernée par une présidente autoproclamée proche de l’extrême droite, la Bolivie a vu son destin basculer après qu’Evo Morales a été renversé par l’armée en novembre 2019. Ce passage en force institutionnel a été rendu possible par une prise de position de l’OEA qui, en dénonçant une prétendue fraude électorale, a servi de support … Continue reading “Des coups d’État à l’ère de la post-vérité”

Analysis of the 2019 Bolivia Election: No Evidence of Irregular Trends or Fraud

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Disclosure: In December 2019, the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) contracted with the authors to see if the numerical and statistical results of CEPR’s November 2019 study could be independently verified. Any analysis and interpretation of findings in this report express the sole views of the authors, researchers … Continue reading “Analysis of the 2019 Bolivia Election: No Evidence of Irregular Trends or Fraud”

US-Venezuela-Bolivia-Cuba and Canada: The Geopolitics

Ottawa Stop International Speaking Tour presents US-Venezuela-Bolivia-Cuba and Canada: The Geopolitics by Yves Engler and Arnold August with special commentary by Don Foreman this Thursday, February 27, 7:00 P. M. at McNabb Recreation Center, Ontario. See more details below. … The post US-Venezuela-Bolivia-Cuba and Canada: The Geopolitics appeared first on Global Research.

Bolivia’s Electoral Body Disqualifies Evo Morales’ Candidacy

The president of the Supreme Electoral Court of Bolivia (TSE) Salvador Romero informed that the former President Evo Morales will not be able to participate in the 2020 general elections, which will be held on May 3. During a press … The post Bolivia’s Electoral Body Disqualifies Evo Morales’ Candidacy appeared first on Global Research.

The American Empire Will Fall if Humanity Stands Together

Empires despise laws. The U.S. Empire still desires to dominate Iran, Venezeula, Bolivia, Syria, and others, all in contravention of the United Nations Charter and the Geneva Conventions. When the Geneva Conventions and International Laws of War and Commerce were … The post The American Empire Will Fall if Humanity Stands Together appeared first on Global … Continue reading “The American Empire Will Fall if Humanity Stands Together”

Malgré leur classement à l’Unesco, des ruines pré-incas en péril de destruction

La pyramide Akapana de Tiwanaku. François Cuynet (MAPT 2018/CIAAAT/MEAE), Author providedL’actualité politique de la Bolivie de ces derniers mois – avec l’élection contestée du président Evo Morales Ayma à un nouveau mandat puis sa démission quelques semaines plus tard face à la montée des protestations – nous rappelle à quel point l’identité des populations andines … Continue reading “Malgré leur classement à l’Unesco, des ruines pré-incas en péril de destruction”

Ephéméride des luttes : 23 février

L’éphéméride des luttes du 23 février se découvre des talents de coiffeur, ce qui la pousse à lutter contre l’exploitation et dans la solidarité ouvrière. Aujourd’hui, il n’y a pas de fumée sans feu. 1554 : A la bataille de Marihueñu au Chili, les Mapuche, guidés par Lautaro, remportent une grande victoire contre les envahisseurs … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 23 février”

Roaming Charges: Billion Dollar Babies

Walls (sea) and Bridges (Astoria). Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + Michael Bloomberg is, of course, the perfect person to lead a party which has been the driving political force behind the neoliberal policies which helped make him the 9th richest person in America. In fact, he may be its apotheosis. Finally, we’ll have some clarity about … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Billion Dollar Babies”

Canada Trapped By Its Own Folly

Canada walked into a political and diplomatic trap of its own making when it took it upon itself to create a self-appointed busybody lobby called The Group of Lima. The sole purpose of this group is to harass and discredit the government of Venezuela, alleging that they are thereby “defending democracy”. They do so by … Continue reading “Canada Trapped By Its Own Folly”

Open Letter to Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Lima Group Meeting

Re: “Lima Group” meeting of February 20, 2020 in Gatineau, Quebec 18 February 2020 Dear Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: I am addressing you as a concerned Canadian regarding Canada’s foreign policy position vis-à-vis Venezuela. Your government has announced a meeting of the so-called Lima Group on February 20, 2020 for the reported purpose of “build[ing] … Continue reading “Open Letter to Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Lima Group Meeting”

Presidential Campaigns Begin in Bolivia Despite Ongoing Repression

As campaigning begins to repeat the Oct. 20 election that ended in a coup against former President Evo Morales, it remains far from certain whether this new election, under right-wing President Jeanine Añez, will be free and fair. The post Presidential Campaigns Begin in Bolivia Despite Ongoing Repression appeared first on The Real News Network.

One Billion Rising: Eve Ensler & Taína Asili Mark V-Day and Campaign to End Sexual Violence

This Valentine’s Day, people around the world are taking to the streets to protest violence against women and girls. From the Philippines to India to Italy to Bolivia, thousands of women in more than 100 countries will reclaim public space through dance and performance as part of a global movement called One Billion Rising. The … Continue reading “One Billion Rising: Eve Ensler & Taína Asili Mark V-Day and Campaign to End Sexual Violence”

Championnat du Paraguay : Yaya Touré sur le point de rejoindre Adebayor

Après avoir aidé le club Qingdao Huanghai, à remonter dans l’élite chinoise, Yaya Touré pourrait rebondir ailleurs. Des sources évoquent deux nations prêtes à l’accueillir. Il s’agit notamment du Brésil et du Paraguay. Agé de 36 ans, le champion d’Afrique 2015 veut s’offrir un nouveau challenge. Selon son entourage, l’ancien joueur du Fc Barcelone continue … Continue reading “Championnat du Paraguay : Yaya Touré sur le point de rejoindre Adebayor”

Bolivia: An Election in the Midst of an Ongoing Coup

Photograph Source: EneasMx – CC BY-SA 4.0 On May 3, 2020, the Bolivian people will go to the polls once more. They return there because President Evo Morales had been overthrown in a coup in November 2019. Morales had just won a presidential election in October for a term that would have begun in January … Continue reading “Bolivia: An Election in the Midst of an Ongoing Coup”

Ephéméride des luttes : 12 février

La combativité de l’éphéméride des luttes du 12 février ne fait aucun doute : partout où elle passe, elle laisse des traces de sa révolte et de son refus de se soumettre à l’autorité et aux exploiteurs. Aujourd’hui, boum boum, paf paf. 1894 : Attentat contre le café Terminus à Paris, où sera arrêté l’anarchiste … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 12 février”

Roaming Charges: When Satan Quotes Scripture

Satan Spills the Plagues, William Blake. + The caucus system has been fetishized by the political pundit class for decades as an example of small state “town hall” style democracy in action. In fact, they’re anti-democratic, often controlled by party bosses, where, lacking secret ballots, people bullied into voting with the mob. Less than 10 … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: When Satan Quotes Scripture”

99 Reasons to Impeach (But Ukrainegate Ain’t One)

Urgh! Ma, do I have to write about impeachment again? Cant I just take the trash down to the curb instead? Yeah, that’s right, dearest motherfuckers, its another goddamn impeachment piece, because apparently the thing about purgatory is that it’s never fucking over. Just when you think you’re about get paroled to the sweet hereafter, … Continue reading “99 Reasons to Impeach (But Ukrainegate Ain’t One)”

21st Century Socialism

Photograph Source: Rwmosgrove – CC BY-SA 3.0 Fifty years ago, Peter Camejo ran for Senator from Massachusetts against Ted Kennedy. He didn’t win but did manage to recruit many young people to socialism through a stump speech filled with jokes. One of them had to do with life under socialism. There would be such an … Continue reading “21st Century Socialism”

The Politics of Online Friendship

It happens to everyone.  You’re scrolling through your Facebook feed and encounter a name you either dislike or admire.  You head over to their page to check out the latest news or analysis, or to laugh at their latest bad take, but something’s off.  The page seems incomplete.  And then you realize why.  You immediately … Continue reading “The Politics of Online Friendship”

Films From the Frontlines: Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite

Still from “Parasite.” Parasite, by Bong Joon-ho a noted filmmaker from South Korea, nominated for Best Picture and Best Foreign Film by the Academy, is one of the finest films I’ve seen in a long time. Bong wrote the story, wrote the screenplay, directed the film and willed it into existence. To me, its fundamental … Continue reading “Films From the Frontlines: Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite”

Venezuela, January 2020: Hardship and Resistance

Illustration by Nathaniel St. Clair This January I went to Venezuela with a group of North Americans to see for ourselves how economic “sanctions” are affecting people’s access to food. We wondered how the Venezuelan popular classes are responding to the massive attack on their economic well-being. We saw a complicated scene, with virtually every … Continue reading “Venezuela, January 2020: Hardship and Resistance”

The World Demands Us Out of the Middle East

The world is saying no to war with Iran and US out of the Middle East. Hundreds of protests were held in the United States and around the world on Saturday with a unified voice of “No War.” These protests are in solidarity with massive protests in Iraq calling for the US to get out … Continue reading “The World Demands Us Out of the Middle East”

Interim Bolivian Government Taps the Same Lobby Firm Hired to Sell the Coup in Honduras

Interim Bolivian President Jeanine Áñez, who came to power in November, has rejected claims that her predecessor, Evo Morales, was ousted in a coup — while cracking down on dissent and calling for new elections to solidify the rule of conservative opposition forces that seized control of the government in Morales’s absence. As many critics have … Continue reading “Interim Bolivian Government Taps the Same Lobby Firm Hired to Sell the Coup in Honduras”

What the Right Wing in Latin America Means by Democracy Is Violence

It was a curious exchange. Frustrated by the attacks on his party—the Movement for Socialism (MAS)—former president of Bolivia Evo Morales made an audio recording in which he called upon his supporters to form militias. Maximilian Heath of Reuters went to Argentina to speak with Morales about this leaked recording; Morales said, “In Bolivia, if … Continue reading “What the Right Wing in Latin America Means by Democracy Is Violence”

Bolivia: As Elections Near, US-Backed Interim Government Mobilizes Military, Arrests Opposition Leaders

Interim President of Bolivia Jeanine Añez has ordered troops to the streets and forced opposition candidates to organize abroad for fear of arrest ahead of the country’s first elections since a US-backed coup last November. *** Wednesday, January 22 marks … The post Bolivia: As Elections Near, US-Backed Interim Government Mobilizes Military, Arrests Opposition Leaders … Continue reading “Bolivia: As Elections Near, US-Backed Interim Government Mobilizes Military, Arrests Opposition Leaders”

The People of Colombia are Cracking the Walls of War and Authoritarianism

The protests that started with the national strike called by Colombia’s central union on November 21 to protest pension reforms and the broken promises of the peace accords have persisted for two months and grown into a protest against the whole establishment. And the protests have continued into the new year and show no signs … Continue reading “The People of Colombia are Cracking the Walls of War and Authoritarianism”