Secretary of Fear

“This is way beyond anything we have seen. We must prepare for everything. Get Ready!” US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on ISIL capabilities

ALBA Expresses Solidarity with Protesters in Ferguson

[Reposted from http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/ALBA-Criticizes-the-US-for-Unresolved-Racial-Violence-and-Discrimination-20140819-0072.html] The Latin American and Caribbean bloc asked U.S. authorities to carry out a fair investigation into the death of Michael Brown. The ALBA countries released a joint statement Tuesday expressing their “profound concern” with the violence sparked by the police killing of an unarmed black teenager, which the bloc said is a reminder of the serious racial discrimination that has yet to be resolved…

The empire will fall from within

[Reposted from http://pflp.ps/english/2014/08/19/pflp-salutes-the-black-struggle-in-the-us-the-empire-will-fall-from-within/] In light of the police murder of the martyr Michael Brown and the ongoing struggle in Ferguson, Missouri, in the United States, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine salutes and stands firmly with the ongoing struggle of Black people and all oppressed communities in the United States. Comrade Khaled Barakat…

The Never-Ending Spiral

“The Hunanese have a proverb:  There is no pattern for straw shoes, they shape up as one weaves them. The ideology of continuing revolution continuously stimulates the enthusiasm of the cadres and the masses. There is no final stage; mankind progresses like the universe, in a never-ending spiral.” – Mao  

“Communal Governance” progressing in Venezuela

By Ewan Robertson [Reposted from http://venezuelanalysis.com/news/10848] [Bolding by SC] Mérida, 15th August 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Across Venezuela commune activists are creating regional Presidential Councils of Communal Governance in order to play an increased role in the management of local and regional affairs in conjunction with national authorities. The development comes after President Nicolas Maduro travelled…

New resistance group launched in Egypt

A new allegedly left-wing group called the People’s Resistance Movement made its official debut in Cairo via Facebook on Thursday, the first anniversary of the 14 August crackdown, which claimed the lives of at least 1,150 protestors according to a recent Human Rights Watch report. A 14-minuted recorded video statement, read out by an anonymous…

10 Things to Know About the World’s Longest Communist Revolution

By Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com [Reposted from http://bulatlat.com/main/2014/08/15/10-things-to-know-about-the-worlds-longest-communist-revolutio/] [Bolding by SC] 1. The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) was reestablished on December 26, 1968 in Alaminos, Pangasinan. Its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), was formed on March 29, 1969 in Capas, Tarlac. The revolutionary alliance, National Democratic Front (NDF), was founded on April…

Venezuelan National Guard guns down protesting steelworkers

[Reposted from http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/13/vene-a13.html] By Bill Van Auken [Bolding by SC] National Guard troops opened fire on protesting steelworkers Monday at the SIDOR steel mill in the industrial zone of Ciudad Guayana, in Venezuela’s southeastern Bolívar State. At least three workers were wounded by shotgun blasts in the confrontation, while others were overcome by tear gas,…

South Africa: “Reactionary forces” Kill Three NUMSA Leaders

[See link for video http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=12221] JESSICA DESVARIEUX, TRNN PRODUCER: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. Here at The Real News we’ve reported on the month-long strike that was conducted by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa, or NUMSA. With 220,000 [striking] members, they have the largest labor organization…

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

“While I was there, I saw the Iraqi Libyan ISIS soldiers come into the hospital with guns, and go into the room where . . . babies were in incubators. They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators, and left the babies on the cold floor to die.”

Nobel Bombing

 “As commander-in-chief, I will not allow the United States to be dragged into fighting another war in Iraq. So ” we will bomb people from the air, by remote control… – Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Barack Obama, paraphrased

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine praises direct actions, urges more

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine praises the direct actions taken by various groups around the world to shut down the operations of the war machine assaulting the Palestinian people, and calls for increasing and escalating these actions everywhere the occupier and its supporters are present. The Front commended the multiple direct actions…

Venezuela Sending 16 Tonnes of Aid to Gaza

[Reposted from http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Venezuela-Sending-16-Tonnes-of-Aid-to-Gaza-20140807-0039.html]   Sixteen tonnes of Venezuelan humanitarian supplies will be delivered to Gaza with the help of the Egyptian government. Venezuela will send 16 tonnes of humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, following a donation drive by the country’s foreign affairs ministry. The government is pitching in 10 tonnes of supplies, while the…

Comprador police attack striking garment workers

DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladesh police used water cannons and teargas on Thursday to disperse hundreds of garment workers staging a hunger-strike to demand back-pay and a holiday bonus. The authorities also detained union leaders as well as some workers who smashed vehicles and pelted police with stones to show solidarity with their colleagues on strike.…

South Africa: NUMSA hosts international symposium of left parties and movements

By Castro Ngobese, NUMSA national spokesperson August 5, 2014 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal — The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) will be hosting an International Symposium of Left Parties/Movements in Benoni, Kopanong Hotel, from August 7-10, 2014, under the theme: “Building our own Movement for Socialism: Learning the Lessons…

UK activists shut down Israeli arms factory

Victory to the Palestinian struggle! Stop arming Israel! #StopElbit For nearly a month, Israel has bombarded Gaza from land, sea and air. More than 1800 Palestinians have lost their lives and war crimes have been committed. To our collective shame, the UK government has not only failed to take action to pressure Israel to stop…

Stop US-Israel genocidal war against Palestine — CPP

By CPP Information Bureau The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today reiterated its call for an end to the nearly month-long US-backed Israeli bombing and ground offensives in Gaza City which has already killed more than 1,700 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including 398 children and 74 elderly people. More than 9,000 people have been injured,…

Maoists warn timber mafia

Maoists have put up posters and banners in Odisha’s tribal district Koraput warning timber mafia against felling of trees in the district. The rebels have put up posters and banners at several places under Lamataput block alleging indiscriminate felling of trees by the timber mafia in connivance with officials in Lamtaput forest range, Superintendent of…

Palestinian militants inflict substantial casualties on Israeli forces in Gaza

Palestinian militants have killed at least 53 Israeli soldiers since the launch of Israel’s latest offensive targeting the Gaza Strip. Mohammed Najib reports from the West Bank on the tactical and operational advances made by militants that have led to this relatively substantial death toll. In clashes across Gaza since the launch of the ground…

Profits jump as US restocks Israel’s ammunition

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The United States confirmed it had restocked Israel’s supplies of ammunition, hours after finally sharpening its tone to condemn an attack on a United Nations school in Gaza that killed 16 people sheltering there. The Pentagon confirmed the Israeli military had requested additional ammunition to restock its dwindling supplies on July…

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…