Six indigènes massacrés dans l’attaque d’une réserve au Nicaragua

Environ 80 hommes armés ont attaqué jeudi 30 janvier une communauté Mayangna dans une réserve naturelle nicaraguayenne isolée, tuant par balles six indigènes et en kidnappant dix autres. Le lieu de l’attaque se situe à environ 500 km au nord de la capitale, Managua, au cœur de la réserve de biosphère de Bosawás, la deuxième plus … Continue reading “Six indigènes massacrés dans l’attaque d’une réserve au Nicaragua”

The Tribute Poems of AZ and KSM

From The Torture Report: a Graphic Adaptation by Sid Jacobson. (Bold Type) Who is this guy, Jim Mitchell? Evidently, I overslept and woke up smack dab in the middle of the post-Truth era. Where does a man get the moxie to have his work comprehensively condemned and declared illegal by a Senate Intelligence sub-committee, and … Continue reading “The Tribute Poems of AZ and KSM”

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”

Futuristic February: What Is This Challenge and Why You Should Take It Up

Founded by Carly Bergman and Brenden Fitzgerald (@sustainableduo), Futuristic February is now a worldwide campaign followed by millions of people who are trying to adopt a zero-waste lifestyle. It started in 2017 when Brenden went to Nicaragua on a month-long program to educate rural communities on environmentalism. During his time there, he understood that they … Continue reading “Futuristic February: What Is This Challenge and Why You Should Take It Up”

One Year into “Remain in Mexico,” the U.S. Is Enlisting Central America In Its Crackdown on Asylum

It was the gunshots that did it. Leonardo had received death threats from a criminal gang extorting money from the little store run out of his family’s home on the eastern outskirts of San Salvador, and he stayed. But when the words progressed to bullets, he knew it was time to leave. “They shot at … Continue reading “One Year into “Remain in Mexico,” the U.S. Is Enlisting Central America In Its Crackdown on Asylum”

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”

Russia Invites NATO Militaries to Come Compete in the International Army Games

Russia’s defense minister said it is sending out invitations to NATO states to take part in annual Moscow-led military drills called the “International Army Games.” Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu has invited “troops from 90 countries including NATO members,” the ministry said on its website on Friday, January 24. The games include events such as tank … Continue reading “Russia Invites NATO Militaries to Come Compete in the International Army Games”

Prosecution of Top Mexican Security Official Exposes the Facade of the Drug War

Genaro García Luna looked bewildered as he stepped into the brightly lit Brooklyn courtroom. Once one of Mexico’s most powerful officials, with friends and associates across the upper echelons of the U.S. national security apparatus, the 51-year-old’s hands were shackled at the waist. The dark suits he once wore as he paraded wanted men before the Mexican … Continue reading “Prosecution of Top Mexican Security Official Exposes the Facade of the Drug War”

Isabel dos Santos and Africa’s Lumpen-Bourgeoisie

Thirty years ago, I was part of a Tecnica delegation that visited the African National Congress headquarters in Lusaka, Zambia. We were there to discuss the feasibility of a technical aid project for the ANC and the frontline states with Thabo Mbeki, the future president of post-apartheid South Africa. Back then, the term frontline referred … Continue reading “Isabel dos Santos and Africa’s Lumpen-Bourgeoisie”

American Murder

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair Clausewitz said, “War is the continuation of politics by other means”, but  American Presidents have modified his apothegm.  No one knows when it was first judged–How to put it?  Not legal, no; not moral, no, surely not.  Conceiveable..?  Permissible..?–politically safe, for a nation to assassinate a human being, a foreign … Continue reading “American Murder”

La crise entre les États-Unis, l’Iran et l’Irak : la fin du droit international ?

Depuis une dizaine de jours, le conflit larvé entre les États-Unis et l’Iran a connu une inquiétante escalade, avec un raid meurtrier le 3 janvier qui a notamment causé la mort d’un haut responsable du régime iranien, Ghassem Soleimani, puis une action militaire le 8 contre deux bases de l’armée américaine stationnées en Irak. À ce … Continue reading “La crise entre les États-Unis, l’Iran et l’Irak : la fin du droit international ?”

Les « experts » israéliens en génocide sont de retour en force en Amérique latine

Par Wayne Madsen − Le 17 décembre 2019 − Source Strategic Culture Avec le renversement des gouvernements progressistes en Amérique latine et leur remplacement par des régimes néo-fascistes, les conseillers anti-insurrectionnels israéliens, mieux connus sous le nom de «marchands de mort», sont revenus avec ferveur en Amérique latine. Les régimes fascistes au Brésil, en Bolivie, … Continue reading “Les « experts » israéliens en génocide sont de retour en force en Amérique latine”

Mega Droughts Engulf Countries

Photograph Source: Mark Heard from Calgary, Alberta, Canada – CC BY 2.0 Throughout the world, mega droughts are hitting hard with a ferocity not seen in decades and in some cases not seen in centuries. It’s not merely coincidental that as global warming accelerates droughts turn more vicious than ever before. All of which begs … Continue reading “Mega Droughts Engulf Countries”

A War on Iran Would be Different From Iraq, and Far, Far Worse

Since President Trump’s assassination of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, widespread alarm has centered on whether he is again dragging us into another war like Iraq, to detract from his impeachment. The bad news is that the situation is even more potentially disastrous. As a political-cultural geographer who has long studied the history of U.S. military … Continue reading “A War on Iran Would be Different From Iraq, and Far, Far Worse”

Les grandes tendances géopolitiques de 2020, région par région

Par Andrew Korybko − Le 1er janvier 2020 − Source oneworld.press La nouvelle année constitue une opportunité idéale d’attirer l’attention sur les trois tendances géopolitiques les plus importantes pour chaque région, qui pourraient fortement influencer la course des événements au cours des 12 mois à venir. Amérique du Nord Trump tenté (piégé?) par Les Démocrates … Continue reading “Les grandes tendances géopolitiques de 2020, région par région”

MOFA thanks allies, like-minded partners for Blackhawk condolences

Condolences conveyed by allies and like-minded partners following the deaths of Gen. Shen Yi-ming, chief of the general staff, and seven other service members during the emergency landing of a Blackhawk UH-60M helicopter in northern Taiwan are deeply appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jan. 3.   The … Continue reading “MOFA thanks allies, like-minded partners for Blackhawk condolences”

Ephéméride des luttes : 6 janvier

L’année commence doucement mais sûrement dans l’éphéméride des luttes du 6 janvier. Police, armée, patrons et politiciens en prennent pour leur grade histoire de bien commencer. 1927 : Les États-Unis envahissent de nouveau le Nicaragua juste après l’avoir déjà occupé pendant 13 ans. 1932 : A Hambourg, des chômeurs affrontent la police et dressent des … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 6 janvier”

Aux origines de l’antagonisme entre l’Iran et les États-Unis

La mort du général iranien Qassem Soleimani, tué par un drone américain, sonne comme une revanche pour les États-Unis contre leur principal adversaire géopolitique au Moyen-Orient. L’humiliation de la crise des otages de 1979, les multiples revers diplomatiques infligés par l’Iran aux États-Unis, le soutien logistique et financier aux groupes anti-américains du Liban et d’Irak, … Continue reading “Aux origines de l’antagonisme entre l’Iran et les États-Unis”

Washington élimine un général iranien en Irak : Baghdad sur un brasier

Émissaire de la République islamique en Irak, le général iranien Qassem Soleimani a été tué tôt hier dans un raid américain à la sortie de l’aéroport international de Baghdad. Il était le chef de la Force Qods des Gardiens de la révolution, chargée des opérations extérieures de la République islamique. Abou Mehdi Al Mouhandis, numéro … Continue reading “Washington élimine un général iranien en Irak : Baghdad sur un brasier”

Neoliberalism and the End of Politics

Image Source: quapan – CC BY 2.0 Much of what passes for left commentary in the U.S. emerged from the post-WWII synthesis of radical right economics with a fey liberal notion of democracy. In recent years this synthesis has been given the name neoliberalism. Left largely untouched have been the premises and analytical architecture of … Continue reading “Neoliberalism and the End of Politics”

La guerre des États-Unis contre les sans-défense…

Les sanctions nuisent au tiers de la population mondiale Par Sara Flounders − Le 3 décembre 2019 − Source workers.org La forme de guerre moderne la plus insidieuse et la plus répandue de Wall Street et du Pentagone, agissant en coordination, passe largement inaperçue et incontestée. Cette attaque calculée fait reculer des décennies de progrès … Continue reading “La guerre des États-Unis contre les sans-défense…”

Ephéméride des luttes : 24 décembre

L’éphéméride des luttes du 24 décembre n’aime pas trop les prisons et la justice bourgeoise : ça ne colle pas bien avec les fêtes, alors on invente d’autres façons d’en profiter, tout en essayant de passer entre les mailles du filet. 1865 : Aux États-Unis, formation du KKK, organisation raciste dont le principe de base … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 24 décembre”

Le coup d’état qui a évincé Evo Moralès en Bolivie est un autre revers pour le socialisme latino-américain

Source : The Intercept, Elise Swain, 15-11-2019 Des partisans de l’ancien président bolivien en exil Evo Morales manifestent à La Paz, en Bolivie, le 14 novembre 2019. Photo : Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP via Getty Images UN WEEK-END AGITÉ a ébranlé la politique latino-américaine lors d’un coup d’État en Bolivie qui a forcé le président Evo Morales … Continue reading “Le coup d’état qui a évincé Evo Moralès en Bolivie est un autre revers pour le socialisme latino-américain”

Human Rights, Myopic Perspectives, and Ideological Manipulations

Photograph Source: Bravo Company, 3rd Battalion of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Somalia, 1993 – Public Domain Since the 1990s, the U.S. government has launched manipulative ideological campaigns with respect to human rights in order to justify interventions in the affairs of nations that resist subordination to U.S. imperialist intentions. The U.S. ideologically manipulated human … Continue reading “Human Rights, Myopic Perspectives, and Ideological Manipulations”

Amérique Latine: Après le coup d’État en Bolivie, les États-Unis braquent leur regard sur le Nicaragua et le Mexique

Après avoir orchestré le coup d’État en Bolivie, les États-Unis ont déclaré le Nicaragua comme une « menace pour la Sécurité nationale » et annoncé de nouvelles sanctions, tandis que Trump qualifiait les cartels de la drogue au Mexique de …

Guerre de Classe 10/2019 : “Gilets jaunes”

“On est là / On est là” “Pour l’honneur des travailleurs / Et pour un monde meilleur” Quatre Saisons… Cela fait maintenant quatre saisons que traverse le mouvement des « gilets jaunes »… A défaut d’être en capacité d’imposer une véritable, puissante et profonde révolution sociale mondiale (celle qui devra balayer irrémédiablement et définitivement l’ensemble … Continue reading “Guerre de Classe 10/2019 : “Gilets jaunes””

Hitting at Cuban Doctors and at Human Solidarity

Photograph Source: Roel Coutinho – CC BY-SA 4.0 News item: Three rightwing Latin American governments have forced out Cuban doctors working in their countries. Over 8000 of them departed from Brazil in late 2018 and 382 doctors left Ecuador in mid-November, 2019. Some 700 Cuban doctors exited Bolivia after the coup there on November 10. … Continue reading “Hitting at Cuban Doctors and at Human Solidarity”

Envisioning a United World

Let’s bomb Iowa! Or maybe Texas or Michigan or Nebraska . . . Oh wait, I got confused for a second. Those places are part of America and we love them. We would never bomb them. These are places we would bomb: Guatemala, Indonesia, Cuba, Congo, Vietnam, Cambodia, Grenada, Libya, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Iran, Panama, … Continue reading “Envisioning a United World”

Manifestation en soutien aux luttes en Amérique latine

Mardi 10 décembre, 18h square Chantepoulet à Genève (derrière la zone piétonne du Mont-blanc), Marche de Solidarité avec les luttes et contre la répression. Ces luttes ont chacune leurs spécificités. Pourtant, c’est bien partout la même rage contre un modèle néolibéral toujours plus violent qui est en cause et les peuples exigent un changement profond … Continue reading “Manifestation en soutien aux luttes en Amérique latine”

A Theory of Truth From the South

The Section on Political Science from the South of the University of Havana in Cuba is now working on a project dedicated to the formulation of a theory of truth, in order to respond to the lies that are the foundation of imperialist policies. The lie is fundamental to the historical development of domination. In … Continue reading “A Theory of Truth From the South”

Operation Condor 2.0: After Bolivia Coup, Trump Dubs Nicaragua ‘National Security Threat’ and Targets Mexico

Note from The Grayzone’s editor:  This article was updated on November 29 with more information about US sanctions against Nicaragua. After presiding over a far-right coup in Bolivia, the US dubbed Nicaragua a “national security threat” and announced new sanctions, … The post Operation Condor 2.0: After Bolivia Coup, Trump Dubs Nicaragua ‘National Security Threat’ … Continue reading “Operation Condor 2.0: After Bolivia Coup, Trump Dubs Nicaragua ‘National Security Threat’ and Targets Mexico”

Pékin sanctionne les Etats-Unis après l’adoption d’une résolution controversée sur Hong-Kong

Le ton monte entre la Chine et les Etats-Unis. Ce 27 novembre, le président américain Donald Trump a promulgué une résolution menaçant de suspendre le statut économique spécial de Hong Kong si Pékin ne respectait pas les droits fondamentaux des manifestants. Malgré l’assurance de son «respect pour le président Xi, la Chine, et le peuple de Hong Kong», … Continue reading “Pékin sanctionne les Etats-Unis après l’adoption d’une résolution controversée sur Hong-Kong”

Ukraine, the New Cold War and the Politics of Impeachment

In October 2019, with the impeachment of Donald Trump already underway, wealthy ‘centrist’ Democratic Party donors began to fret over the Democrat’s prospects in the 2020 election. Since then Michael Bloomberg and Deval Patrick, both Wall Street Democrats with deep pockets, have entered the race. Meanwhile, the Senate impeachment schedule will keep Bernie Sanders and … Continue reading “Ukraine, the New Cold War and the Politics of Impeachment”

Message – en chanson – pour mes amis d’Amérique latine

Par The Saker − Le 18 novembre 2019 − Source thesaker.is Chers amis, Je dois admettre que je suis absolument navré des nouvelles en provenance d’Amérique latine. Brésil, Venezuela, Cuba, Colombie, Nicaragua, Équateur, Argentine, Chili, Mexique, Bolivie – partout dans le monde, les peuples luttent contre ce que l’on appelle «l’impérialisme yankee» depuis des décennies. … Continue reading “Message – en chanson – pour mes amis d’Amérique latine”

Trump Claims that Nicaragua Is “National Security Threat” to Legitimize U.S. Economic Aggression

Nicaragua has been experiencing a political crisis since mid-April 2018 when a reform of the Social Security system was used as a pretext to unleash pro-U.S. violent protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega.  The ruling party detected and … The post Trump Claims that Nicaragua Is “National Security Threat” to Legitimize U.S. Economic Aggression appeared first … Continue reading “Trump Claims that Nicaragua Is “National Security Threat” to Legitimize U.S. Economic Aggression”

Prompted by Local Activists, Congressman McGovern Condemns the Coup in Bolivia

Thirteen of us squeezed into Congressman Jim McGovern’s small office in Northampton, Massachusetts, far outnumbering the number of chairs available. At the head of the table sat Koby Gardner-Levine, the congressman’s Northampton district representative. Outside, a couple dozen more stood in the near-freezing temperature chanting, “Evo, amigo, el pueblo está contigo” (Evo, brother, the people are … Continue reading “Prompted by Local Activists, Congressman McGovern Condemns the Coup in Bolivia”

The Calling Cards of a Rightwing Coup

Photograph Source: EneasMx – CC BY-SA 4.0 The coup d’etat in Bolivia has divided not only that country but the world. The mainstream press, the Trump administration, the Washington-compliant Organization of American States, and right-wing governments have hailed the ousting of Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president. That’s to be expected. The U.S. has long … Continue reading “The Calling Cards of a Rightwing Coup”

cyberaction : Faites cesser la répression au Nicaragua !

Ce jeudi 14 novembre, la police a arrêté au moins 13 activistes alors qu’ils donnaient de l’eau à des grévistes de la faim qui demandaient la libération de leurs proches détenus pour avoir participé aux manifestations du 18 avril 2018. UNE CRISE DES DROITS HUMAINS Parmi ces activistes figure Amaya Coppens, étudiante belge-nicaraguayenne qui avait … Continue reading “cyberaction : Faites cesser la répression au Nicaragua !”

House and Senate Unanimously Support Destabilizing China

Non-intervention by nations in the internal affairs of others is fundamental international law. In Nicaragua v. United States (1986), the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled against Washington for breaching international law and violating Nicaraguan sovereignty by supporting Contra death … The post House and Senate Unanimously Support Destabilizing China appeared first on Global Research.

The Coup in Bolivia Has Everything to Do With the Screen You’re Using to Read This

Photograph Source: Senado Federal – CC BY 2.0 When you look at your computer screen, or the screen on your smartphone or the screen of your television set, it is a liquid crystal display (LCD). An important component of the LCD screen is indium, a rare metallic element that is processed out of zinc concentrate. … Continue reading “The Coup in Bolivia Has Everything to Do With the Screen You’re Using to Read This”

Towards a Democratic Socialist Foreign Policy

Photograph Source: David Shankbone – CC BY 2.0 Over the past few years, democratic socialists have rightfully spent a considerable amount of time honing their arguments on domestic policies, such as healthcare, education, and criminal justice reform. Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution and Bhaskar Sunkara’s recently released The Socialist Manifesto are two good examples of this … Continue reading “Towards a Democratic Socialist Foreign Policy”

The Coup That Ousted Morales

Any human being who values justice and freedom would condemn the coup that ousted the Bolivian president Evo Morales on the 10th of November 2019. Morales obtained 47.08 % of the vote to secure a fourth term as president in the election held on the 20th of October. Since his vote was more than 10% … Continue reading “The Coup That Ousted Morales”

The Eighteenth Brumaire of Macho Camacho: Jeffery R. Webber and Forrest Hylton on the Coup in Bolivia

Photograph Source: Abya Yala Digital – CC BY 3.0 What kind of coup has taken place in Bolivia, and what are the stakes in labelling it a coup? The first thing to stress is that a coup is an event that is best understood as part of a larger historical process; the trick is to … Continue reading “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Macho Camacho: Jeffery R. Webber and Forrest Hylton on the Coup in Bolivia”

Après la chute du président Evo Morales : Les Nations unies dénoncent un «usage disproportionné de la force»

Les pro-Morales ont maintenu la pression à La Paz, la capitale, où de nouvelles échauffourées ont éclaté. L’ONU évoque un «usage inutile et disproportionné de la force par la police et l’armée». La Haut-Commissaire de l’Organisation des Nations unies aux droits de l’homme, Michelle Bachelet, a dénoncé hier «l’usage inutile et disproportionné de la force … Continue reading “Après la chute du président Evo Morales : Les Nations unies dénoncent un «usage disproportionné de la force»”

The Coup That Ousted Bolivia’s Evo Morales Is Another Setback for Latin American Socialism

A turbulent weekend roiled Latin American politics as a coup in Bolivia forced President Evo Morales aside on Sunday and, days earlier, former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva was freed from prison. Morales spoke Wednesday from Mexico City, where he is in exile, and expressed interest in returning to Bolivia in the wake … Continue reading “The Coup That Ousted Bolivia’s Evo Morales Is Another Setback for Latin American Socialism”

Roaming Charges: Ukraine in the Membrane

Abandoned dairy barn, Mulino, Oregon. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. + Do you ever have one of those mornings when you turn on MSDNC for the impeachment hearings and start banging the TV a few of times thinking it’s stuck on the Cartoon Network? That was me at around 6:45 AM PST on Wednesday when instead … Continue reading “Roaming Charges: Ukraine in the Membrane”

When an Elected Government Falls in South America, as in Bolivia, Look For a US Role

When it comes to politics in Latin America, what initially seems clear is usually anything but. And when that some complicated political event happens and is reported about in the US, the last place to look for clarity is the US media, which almost universally parrots the Washington line — an imperialist one that takes … Continue reading “When an Elected Government Falls in South America, as in Bolivia, Look For a US Role”