Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution

The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. They openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions. Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communistic revolution. Marx & Engels Manifesto of the Communist Party      

Manipur: Female cadres to take on wrong doers against women

  Imphal, September 27: The Maoist Communist Party of Manipur has urged the women of the State to join its liberation movement waged with the aim of ushering in an egalitarian society to root out crimes against women. In a meeting attended only by leaders of its 14 women`s wings on the death anniversary of…

US Ignores ISIS Front, Attacks Empty Buildings

Excerpts from the 9/23/2014 Democracy Now interview with Professor Vijay Prashad on the US bombings in Syria. See link for the full transcript. http://www.democracynow.org/2014/9/23/expanding_us_strikes_to_isis_in Partial transcript AMY GOODMAN: Professor Vijay Prashad, talk about the significance of the U.S. striking Syria, and the other Arab countries supporting it, though it’s not exactly clear what role they…

The war on ISIS already has a winner: The defense industry

[Reposted from http://fortune.com/2014/09/13/defense-industry-winner-against-isis/] [Bolding by SC] Makers of munitions and unmanned aircraft top the list of private-sector beneficiaries. It’s far too soon to tell how the American escalation in the sprawling, complex mess unfolding in Iraq and Syria will play out. But this much is clear: As our military machine hums into a higher gear,…

Scottish Activists Shut Down Israeli Drone Factory

Activists in Scotland were arrested Tuesday for blockading and shutting down Thales UK, renowned Govan, Glasgow-based weapons manufacturer, to protest the company’s role in producing drones used by Israel against Palestinian people. Early Tuesday morning some protesters climbed onto and occupied the factory roof while others obstructed the building’s entrances by lying on the ground…

Kurds halt Islamic State advance on Syrian town

[Reposted from http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/09/22/uk-syria-crisis-kurds-idUKKCN0HH15V20140922] (Reuters) Syrian Kurdish fighters have halted an advance by Islamic State fighters to the east of a predominantly Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, a spokesman for the main armed Kurdish group said. “Fierce clashes are still under way but the ISIS (Islamic State) advance to the east of Kobani has…

Cambodia deploys troops as garment workers renew wage campaign

  PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – Cambodia deployed armed troops in its capital on Wednesday as garment workers held rallies to revive a campaign for higher wages that had helped to stoke a year-long political crisis.   About 500 textile workers rallied in an industrial suburb of Phnom Penh, demanding a sharp hike in the monthly…

West Bank Jewish settler population soars

OCCUPIED JERUSALEM: Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank numbered 382,031 at the end of June, up from 374,469 six months earlier, the leading settler organization said Tuesday. The number does not include annexed east Jerusalem, which Israel has declared to be an integral part of the Jewish state and an inseparable component of its…

S&P issues downgrade before Venezuela takes seat on UN Security Council

After the failed 2006 bid for a coveted seat on the United Nation’s Security Council, Venezuela has unanimous backing from Latin American and Caribbean countries to win a two-year term, giving the Bolivarian Republic a likely chance to weigh in on international matters such as peacekeeping, military actions and sanctions. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services…

India: Maoists hold large public gathering, issue warning to govt

Odisha Sun Times Bureau Malkangiri, Sep 15: [Reposted from http://odishasuntimes.com/86732/maoists-hold-large-public-gathering-odisha-forest-issue-warning-govt/] Thousands of tribals led by Vijay Laxmi, commander of the Korukonda (Andhra) Dalam gathered inside the inaccessible and dense Ralegada forest in the cut-off region of Chitrakonda in Malkangiri district on the Andhra-Odisha border this weekend, reports said. Senior Maoist leaders from outside the state…

Help is on the way

  The US is prepared to send as many troops as necessary to secure the resources in West Africa from the Ebola virus. Take that, Ebola!   Obama announces plan to fight heart disease

Cuba sends six-ton medical aid shipment to Gaza

Cuba sent six tons of humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, following Israel’s latest devastating military offensive there, state daily Granma reported Thursday. The humanitarian aid, including medications, were delivered Wednesday by the charge d’affaires of the Cuban embassy in Cairo, Alexander Pellicer, to the first counselor of the Palestinian embassy, Basheer…

US embargo has cost Cuba $116.8bn in damages

[Reposted from http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/09/cuba-us-embargo-116bn-un-report] [Bolding by SC] US economic sanctions against Cuba have cost the island nation $3.9bn in foreign trade over the past year, helping to raise the overall estimate of economic damage to $116.8bn over the past 55 years, Cuba said on Tuesday. The figures were published in a report that Cuba prepares for…

US using Ebola to advance imperialist agenda in Africa

[Bolding by SC] The United States is using the epidemic of the Ebola virus to advance its imperialist agenda in West Africa, a civil rights activist and journalist in Detroit says. Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Tuesday while commenting on President…

A cup of tea with the PKK

[Reposted from http://www.dw.de/a-cup-of-tea-with-the-pkk/a-17908851] [Bolding by SC] The linoleum staircase that leads up to a nondescript gray door in a building somewhere in Central Berlin is worn and somewhat grimy. Inside, several middle-aged men are clustered around a table littered with newspapers and overflowing ashtrays. As they sip their glasses of strong black tea, a Kurdish…

Maduro Announces ‘Five Big Revolutions’ in Venezuela

By TeleSUR English- venezuelanalysis.com [Bolding by SC] In declarations to the country on Tuesday night, Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro announced what he described as “five revolutions”, as part of a need to “improve our service to the people.” Maduro said the revolutions would be a “a new way of functioning” for the government, and emphasized the…

Israel confiscates 1,000 more acres of Palestinian land

by Renee Lewis [Reposted from http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/31/bethlehem-israelconfiscates.html]   [Bolding by SC] Israel on Sunday confiscated nearly 1,000 acres of privately owned Palestinian land near an Israeli settlement south of Bethlehem in the West Bank — a move described by Israeli rights group Peace Now as “unprecedented in its scope since the 1980s.” Settlements built on Palestinian…

The PKK winning against the Islamic State

One of those groups emerging to fight jihadist are the PKK, or the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. There are approximately 20,000 fighters in Syria with up to another 40,000 fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Turkey. “The Iraqi army collapsed and the Peshmerga failed. We are the only force who has repeatedly defeated jihadist,” said…

India: Maoist regaining grounds

By Rahul Tripathi [Reposted from http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/naxal-threat-red-corridor-expanding-in-maharashtra-odisha-and-telangana/1/379014.html] [Bolding by SC] Even as the Narendra Modi’s government readies a new anti-Maoist doctrine, Maoist seems to be gaining ground in the districts of Maharashtra and Odisha, where they had considerably diminished under the previous regime. As per the half yearly report of the Central Intelligence Committee, accessed by…

Communists attack two Philippine plantations in one day

BUTUAN – Members of the New People’s Army raided a banana plantation and the aircraft hangar of a company offering crop-dusting services in Mindanao on Saturday, the military said Sunday. The attacks by the New People’s Army (NPA) in the strife-torn island of Mindanao on Saturday caused extensive damage but no one was killed, officials…