Bolivia declares Israel a terrorist state

La Paz (AFP) – Bolivia on Wednesday renounced a visa exemption agreement with Israel in protest over its offensive in Gaza, and declared it a terrorist state. President Evo Morales announced the move during a talk with a group of educators in the city of Cochabamba. It “means, in other words, we are declaring (Israel)…

NPA offensives frustrate Armed Forces of the Philippines

By LORENA MANGAHAS Spokesperson, NPA Eastern Misamis Oriental – North Eastern Bukidnon Subregional Operations Command Six were killed while another six were wounded among the reactionary armed forces in seven offensive actions launched by the New People’s Army under the Eastern Misamis Oriental-Northeastern Bukidnon (NPA-EMONEB) Subregional Command since 01 July 2014. The following are the…

India: Swiss tourist arrested for Maoist sympathies

A foreigner, identified by the Police as a Swiss national, has been arrested in Kerala after he attended a function organised by a group of Maoist and Naxalite sympathisers in memory of a Maoist who was killed last month during bomb-making. The police from Valapad station in Thrissur district arrested Jonathan Bold, 24, from Thriprayar…

Global trade unions call for anti-capitalist struggle

[Reposted from https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/56962] By Richard Fidler After the June summit meeting of the G77 + China leaders held in Santa Cruz, the Bolivian government and the Bolivian Workers Central (COB) sponsored an “Anti-Imperialist International Trade Union Conference” in Cochabamba over June 30-July 2. The conference was attended by representatives of unions in 22 countries who…

Hugo Chávez’s Handwriting Turned Into “Anti-Imperialist” Font

From the day he became president in 1999 until his untimely death in 2013, Hugo Chávez left an indelible mark upon Venezuela. Practicing what he called the “socialism of the 21st century,” Chávez attempted to establish a loosely aligned federation of revolutionary republics as a resistance bloc in the Americas, particularly to superpowers like the…

Resist annihilation

“Non-violence is a piece of theatre. You need an audience. What can you do when you have no audience? People have the right to resist annihilation” – Arundhati Roy

Terrorist! How your Facebook posts will get you on watchlist

The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept. The “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance,” a 166-page document issued last…

China needs revolution: 1% own third of wealth

About one per cent of Chinese households own one-third of the nation’s wealth, a report has said, raising concerns about income inequality in the world’s most populous country led by Communist Party of China. Chinese households on average had a net worth of 439,000 yuan (about USD 71,000) in 2012, up 17 per cent from…

The Biggest Threat

  “… overall, there is a disease in my country, and the disease is spreading very fast, and it’s called fascism and racism. Fascism and racism is now the biggest threat of the Jewish people in the Middle East” – Yonatan Shapira Former Israeli Air Force Captain   MORE… http://www.democracynow.org/2014/7/24/amidst_brutal_operation_in_our_name

130 Environmental Groups Call For An End To Capitalism

Environmentalists have declared that global warming can’t be stopped without ending the “hegemonic capitalist system,” saying that cap-and-trade systems and conservation efforts are “false solutions.” “The structural causes of climate change are linked to the current capitalist hegemonic system,” reads the final draft of the Margarita Declaration, presented at a conference including about 130 environmental groups.…

Ecuador recalls Ambassador from Israel

Celine Hagbard (IMEMC) : The Ecuadoran Ambassador has been recalled from Israel, citing the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza which began nearly two weeks ago, and has killed over 550 Palestinians. The Ecuadoran decision coincides with the announcement by the African Studies Association that it will join the academic boycott of Israel, and an open…

The $60 Billion Dollar Looting of Africa

  Western countries are using aid to Africa as a smokescreen to hide the “sustained looting” of the continent as it loses nearly $60bn a year through tax evasion, climate change mitigation, and the flight of profits earned by foreign multinational companies, a group of NGOs has claimed. Although sub-Saharan Africa receives $134bn each year…

France Sets Up Permanent Terror Force in Africa

After deploying troops to Francophone countries in Western Africa more than once in recent years, and as the region only grows less stable, France has decided to establish a permanent force there. The Economist reports: Twice last year, with uncharacteristic decisiveness, Mr Hollande sent French troops into African conflicts: to beat back a jihadist incursion in…

What is happening in Palestine is genocide

“What is happening in Palestine is genocide. Some are saying that it should be investigated. There is no need to investigate if they (Israel) don’t punish the instigators and perpetrators of genocide.” – Evo Morales President of Bolivia http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-07-16/bolivian-president-israel-air-strikes-of-gaza-is-genocide/  

Settler morality

“To me, it is a moral imperative to support and defend Israel, and I am committed to ensuring its long-term security by maintaining its qualitative military edge.” – Elizabeth Warren United States Senator http://elizabethwarren.com/issues/foreign-policy#israel

NPA attack 3 private armies, raid Del Monte plantation

Within only a day, the New People’s Army in the North East Mindanao Region simultaneously attacked on 15 July three private armed groups, to dismantle and stop it from continuing its brutal and anti-people criminal activities. Calpet’s private army was formed with the aid of the Philippine Army, Philippine National Police, and local government officials…

‘Tungsten bombs’ leave Israel’s victims with mystery wounds

[excerpt from article] … among numerous allegations of disproportionate use of force, questions are also multiplying about the use of unconventional weapons by Israel, including a new type of bomb that causes injuries that doctors have not seen before, and which they find impossible to treat. Erik Fosse, a Norwegian doctor who worked in Gaza’s…

Cambodia: Opposition demonstrators disarm, beat security forces

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Opposition demonstrators disarmed Cambodian security forces and beat them with batons and flag poles in a confrontation Tuesday that came two weeks before the anniversary of the disputed general election last year that led to a bitter political deadlock. Officials said at least 40 people were injured, mostly security forces.…

Ayelet Shaked

  “Behind every terrorist stand dozens of men and women, without whom he could not engage in terrorism. They are all enemy combatants, and their blood shall be on all their heads. Now this also includes the mothers of the martyrs, who send them to hell with flowers and kisses. They should follow their sons,…

IDF terrorists destroying Gaza water and sewerage systems

Israel’s Gaza offensive, which by the sixth day has claimed at least 145 lives, including 28 children, and injured as many as 1,000 people, threatens to bring an even deeper humanitarian disaster to the area, with vital water and sewerage systems being destroyed by Israeli air strikes. Palestinian officials on Saturday claimed that the Israelis…