Monthly Archives: March 2014

Position of Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec on urgency to declare a free and sovereign state of Quebec

THE media is portraying the battle in the elections currently underway in Quebec as one between two parties of the rich, the Parti Quebecois and the Liberals, the central issue as one of borderless sovereignty and the alternative presented by smaller parties as “fringe,” if they are mentioned at all. The sovereignty of the nation of Quebec is an opportunity for the working class and the people to put on the agenda the renewal of the so-called democratic institutions to vest sovereign power in the people. To inform readers that there is a real alternative, we are providing information on the stand of the Marxist-Leninist Party of Quebec (PMLQ), which is presenting 24 candidates in the April 7 Quebec elections in the following regions: the National Capital, Mauricie, Montérégie, Montréal and the Outaouais. Continue reading

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Flight MH370 mystery: How can a passenger plane go missing in the age of universal surveillance?

A Russian writer, Nadezhda Kevorkova*, offers some interesting analysis on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Malayasian airlines graphic(Russia Today, March 24) – Debris about 79 feet long has been spotted off the coast of Australia. Whether it belongs to missing Flight MH370 remains a mystery so far.

In the post-9/11 world, a jetliner with 239 people on board cannot simply “disappear,” not least because the American secret services have made universal surveillance the order of the day. And the longer the search continues, the more questions arise. Are the secret services indeed as powerful as they assure people?

CNN tried to allay the Americans’ concerns by showing them that the search area is way too vast and inviting them to lend a hand to the official investigation. But it didn’t work out.

No less than 26 countries, 43 ships, 58 planes, the FBI, Interpol, and special services are all looking for the missing Boeing – a situation which looks increasingly like a crime series. Continue reading

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Sighting. Good things come to those who bait

People fish in front of the Ukrainian warship Slavutych moored in Sevastopol harbour, on Saturday, March 21, 2014 | AFP Viktor Drachev

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Turkey downs Syria military jet ‘in airspace violation’

On March 23rd, CBC’s The National called it a “Syrian warplane.” In other words, aggressive, whose loss is of no concern. Turkey after all is under threat from besieged Syria. Oh yes, are Turkish and NATO fighter jets “peaceplanes”?

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Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says its armed forces have shot down a Syrian military jet which had violated its airspace. He warned such action by Syria merited a “heavy response.”

But Syria accused Turkey of “blatant aggression”, saying the MIG 23 had been over Syrian territory at the time.

NATO was silent. It seems there is one rule for a NATO country and another for all the rest. IF you are a NATO country you can attack any country you want to without consequences.

Really it is the modus operandi of provocation of the imperialist superpowers: “Come on, fire back and then NATO will invade your country.”

On October 9, 2012 NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen told a meeting of the military bloc’s defence ministers in Brussels: “We have all necessary plans in place to protect and defend Turkey if necessary.”

NATO has “all necessary plans” to intervene if and when it has the “proof” that Syria has attacked Turkey.

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Events: National tour of Cuban musician Gerardo Alfonso popularizes World Conference in Solidarity with Cuba

THE Canadian Network on Cuba is organizing a tour of outstanding Cuban composer and guitar player Gerardo Alfonso Morejón to promote the Third Meeting of World Solidarity with Cuba in Havana, October 27-29, 2014. Gerardo’s beautiful poetic songs will be heard from Halifax to Victoria, with stops in 11 cities from March 22 to April 13.  Continue reading

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Unrelenting persecution of Cuba

By RANDY ALONSO FALCÓN

100522-TorontoCubaSolidarity-13(Cubadebate) – THE central command of United States imperialism may not be focused on Cuba at the moment, with so many internal problems and international conflicts requiring attention, but the machinery already in place, designed to continually hound the country, remains at work.

The overstaffed Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) takes care of implementing this policy, supervising all financial and commercial transactions with Cuba. More people are assigned to this task than to the finances of Al Qaeda.

A recent communiqué from the Cuban embassy in the Dominican Republic reported that its account with the discount supermarket PriceSmart had been cancelled, as a result of the extraterritorial implications of the blockade. Continue reading

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Cuba will not be put up for sale

EXTRAORDINARY SESSION OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY CONVENED

By MIGUEL FEBLES HERNÁNDEZ

The Mariel Special Development Zone is one of Cuba’s principal projects open to foreign investment | Jorge Luis González

The Mariel Special Development Zone is one of Cuba’s principal projects open to foreign investment | Jorge Luis González

CAMAGÜEY.— The certainty that modifications proposed in the new Foreign Investment Law in no way indicate the sale of the country, or a return to the past, was emphasized here by National Assembly deputies from the provinces of Camagüey, Las Tunas and Ciego de Ávila.

Before analyzing the legal document, the people’s representatives heard a detailed report on the policy to be approved, addressing its contents and the principal changes proposed, presented by Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, minister of Foreign Trade and Investment. Continue reading

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