‘Obama Not Welcome’: Filipinos Protest Presidential Visit

Manila, Apr 23 (Prensa Latina) Hundreds of people demonstrated today in this city against the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama, whose agenda includes a stopover in the Philippines during his tour through a number of Asian countries. Sources reported the brutal response of the police, which used clubs, shields, water cannons and other riot…

About 40% of Russians positive towards Vladimir Lenin – polls

38% of Russians questioned by the Levada Center have called Vladimir Lenin’s role in the history of Russia positive. 21% disagree, 5% are negative towards his deeds and 23% have not expressed any alignment, RIA Novosti reports. 1603 people aged 18 and above were questioned in 130 residential areas of 45 regions in Russia on…

Mayor’s assassination linked to black sand mining controversy

By Julliane Love De Jesus INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—After Gonzaga Mayor Carlito Pentecostes Jr. was gunned down in front of a municipal hall on Monday, his assailants scattered flyers with a cryptic message. The flyers read in Ilocano: ”Hustisya para iti kaaduan, dusaen dagiti utek ti dayuhan a minas iti Cagayan.” (Justice for all, punish the brains…

Spain’s ‘Robin Hood’ swindled banks to help fight capitalism

By Ashifa Kassam Enric Duran in hiding and unapologetic after obtaining dozens of loans and handing out money to social activists [Reposed from http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/apr/20/spain-robin-hood-banks-capitalism-enric-duran] They call him the Robin Hood of the banks, a man who took out dozens of loans worth almost half a million euros with no intention of ever paying them back.…

Canadian aboriginals see no compromise on oil sands pipeline

Just a few miles from the spot where Enbridge Inc plans to build a massive marine terminal for its Northern Gateway oil pipeline, Gerald Amos checks crab traps and explains why no concession from the company could win his support for the project. Amos, the former chief of the Haisla Nation on the northern coast…

Numsa: Workers need a party

By Amy Musgrave Johannesburg – The National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) has accepted that it is likely to be expelled from Cosatu, and work around investigating the formation of a workers’ party will now begin in earnest. That’s according to a draft secretariat report for Numsa’s central committee (CC) meeting next month, seen…

Socialism is not possible on a ruined planet

Excerpt of an article by Alexandre Costa [...] [Bolding by SC] Is ecoosocialism a petit-bourgeois thing? Is ecology the opium of the people? Of course we disagree with any assertion of this type, but we regret that some who claim a “left” political position (or worse, a “radical left” position) spout this type of nonsense.…

Bahamas: Party Issues Ten Demands For Reparations

THE African People’s Socialist Party-Bahamas has requested that the National Reparations Commission consider and adopt its case against Europe for Reparations for the genocide of the indigenous people and the enslavement and colonisation of African people in the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The APSP-Bahamas said they recognise that the reparations issue has to be the…

Maoist attack kills 14 police and poll staff

Two days after peaceful polling in insurgency-hit Bastar zone, the Red brigade carried out two separate strikes within a span of one hour, killing 14 people, including five CRPF men and seven people returning from election duty, in south Chhattisgarh. It took the Maoists barely 10 minutes to target an ambulance after 10 CRPF personnel…

NPA rebels storm another mining firm in daring attack

DAVAO CITY (Mindanao Examiner / Apr. 10, 2014) – Communist insurgents stormed a mining firm on Thursday and torched several equipment in the southern Philippine province of Compostela Valley, the military said. There were no reports of casualties, but the daring raid on Apex Mining Company only showed the determination of the rebel group to…

Venezuela shows that protest can be a defence of privilege

Street action is now regularly used with western backing to target elected governments in the interests of elites By Seumas Milne [Bolding by SC] If we didn’t know it before, the upsurge in global protest in the past couple of years has driven home the lesson that mass demonstrations can have entirely different social and…

US and China are both bullies seeking control of South China Sea

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) condemns both the US and Chinese governments for acting like bullies in their effort to fortify their military foothold in the South China Sea to the detriment of the Filipino people’s sovereignty claims over the islands and land formations and territorial waters within the country’s 200-mile exclusive economic…

The Nature and Centrality of Settler Colonialism in the U.S.

By De-Colonize L.A. [Bolding by SC] It’s impossible to understand the nature of the social, political and economic system in the United States without grasping the settler colonial nature of the state and society. The USA is and always has been an empire. Although European settlers and their descendants are the most privileged within the…

You Been Lied To: 7 Things You May Not Know About Somali ‘Pirates’

By Jay M. [Reposted from http://atlantablackstar.com/2014/04/02/you-been-lied-to-7-things-you-may-not-know-about-somali-pirates/] Somali ‘pirates’ are actually defending Somali waters from foreign invaders In 1991, the government of Somalia collapsed. It’s nine million people who have been battling widespread starvation ever since. America and other European nations saw this as a great opportunity to rob the country of its food supply and dump…

NPA Enforces Logging Ban, Holds POW

By Ka ARIS FRANCISCO Red fighters apprehended in its checkpoint Sgt. Jeric Bucio Curay (serial number 803477) of the 72nd Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army, at 8:00am, 4 April 2014 in Barangay (village) Andap, Laak, Compostela Valley. Curay, who came from a military detachment in Barangay Panuramin and was riding his motorcycle when he…

Reds burn vehicles and lab, seize weapons in attack on mining firm

By: Erwin Mascarinas, InterAksyon.com TUBAY, Agusan del Norte — Communist rebels torched attacked a mining firm in Agusan del Norte province early Saturday morning, torching several vehicles and a laboratory, and seizing several weapons, the military said. The New People’s Army fighters overpowered the guards at Phil Alstron in Purok 4, Barangay Tagmamarkay in Tubay…

Mass Fainting At Cambodian Factories Leaves Hundreds Of Garment Workers Sick

By Val Powell A total of 118 garment workers fainted at factories in Cambodia, including two that manufacture clothes for big sports brands Adidas, and Puma. The workers passed out while working at the Shen Zhou and Daqian Textile factories located in Phnom Penh. [Reposted from http://www.webpronews.com/mass-fainting-at-cambodian-factories-leaves-hundreds-of-garment-workers-sick-2014-04] Adidas and Puma are still investigating the incident…

Maoists Call for New Constitution, Death for Rapists

By Jaideep Deogharia RANCHI: Instead of issuing a poll boycott appeal, CPI (Maoists), who have been demanding recognition as a political party and struggling to get a ban on their organization removed, have come up with their ‘short-term vision’ document, appealing to the masses to decide if they want “real democracy” or go ahead with…

Call to Action in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan Peasant Movement

[Bolding by SC] We, Vía Campesina Internacional, the international peasant movement that brings together over 200 million families in 77 countries, express our solidarity with the Venezuelan people, their peasant movement Bolivarian Revolution – currently the victim of an imperialist crusade that, together with reactionary right-wing forces, conspires within Venezuela and abroad in an attempt…

Communists Demand NATO Disband

By Countercurrents Communists in a number of countries have demanded disbanding of NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization). A proposition to this demand has been made. At the same time, Kiev authorities have decided to stage a number of military exercises with NATO, and NATO is expanding its military presence in eastern Europe. It called upon…

Left-right White Solidarity? A comment on the New Face of 21st Century Neo-Fascism – Part One

By Ajamu Baraka [Bolding by SC] The U.S.-European “Left’s” tepid – and even supportive – response to NATO’s destabilization of Ukraine reveals the deep workings of white supremacy on the “western” mind. We face the specter of a “left-right convergence” to save the global imperial project. How else to explain widespread “leftist” acceptance of racist…

Army Stages Fake ‘Surrender’ Ceremonies to Pocket Reward Money

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) denounced the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for using civilians, including a number of minors in staging a fake surrender ceremony last Saturday (29 March 2014). The public ceremony was initiated by the 4th Infantry Division in Cagayan de Oro City. “This AFP claim of a mass…

Naxals have enhanced spy network ahead of polls

Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Naxals have strengthened their information system in the sensitive Bastar region and deployed informers at strategic locations like police stations, a senior Intelligence Bureau official said. “The recent deadly attacks on security personnel in Sukma and Dantewada districts of south Chhattisgarh were a result of this strategy,” a senior…

Managing disorder: towards a global state of control?

By Jerome Roos Refusing to tackle the causes of our troubles and allow public space for dissent, the neoliberal state is sliding inexorably towards authoritarianism. [Bolding  by SC] [Reposted from http://roarmag.org/2014/03/authoritarianism-state-of-control/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+roarmag+%28ROAR+Magazine%29] When an Egyptian judge condemned 529 Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death this week, he underlined in one fell swoop the terrifying reality in which…

PFLP salutes Filipino revolutionary New People’s Army on 45th anniversary

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine sent the following statement of solidarity to the comrades of the Communist Party of the Philippines, National Democratic Front of the Philippines and New People’s Army on the 45th anniversary of the founding of the NPA as a revolutionary movement of armed struggle confronting imperialism, feudalism and…

More than 1000 garment workers riot after colleague’s death

GURGAON: Hundreds of workers of a garment export company in Udyog Vihar went on the rampage on Friday after the death by electrocution of a colleague, which they attributed to the company’s negligence. In the violence by more than 1,000 Orient Craft workers, 10 policemen, including the ACP (city), were injured and several vehicles were…

Building the People’s Army and Waging the People’s War

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison Comrades and Friends: I wish to express my greetings of solidarity to all of you in this informative and cultural gathering organized by the International Office of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)  to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the founding of the New People’s  Army (NPA) by…

Troop movement crippled in Maoist zone as rebels and contractors join forces

By Abhishek Bhalla A nexus between Maoists, construction contractors and government officials has hit the development of key infrastructure like roads in the rebel strongholds of Chhattisgarh, hampering anti-insurgency operations ahead of the polls. [Reposted from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2591085/Troop-movement-crippled-Maoist-zone-rebels-contractors-join-forces.html] The abysmal condition of important roads has slowed down the mobilisation of troops and proved a major handicap…

MEND Attacks Shell Pipeline

Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has said it attacked Shell Forcados Sub-C pipeline located in the Western Delta. [Reposted from  http://www.nigerianeye.com/2014/03/mend-attacks-shell-forcados-pipeline.html] The militant group in a statement signed by its Spokesman, Gbomo Jomo, said its scuba divers launched the attack at about 3am on Thursday. Gbomo in the statement recalled that…