Monthly Archives: September 2016

New US ambassador to Lebanon: I came to paralyze Hezbollah

By SABAH AYYOUB (Al-Akhbar Newspaper)

This Hezbollah soldier says that she paralyzed them indeed with laughter.

This Hezbollah soldier says that she paralyzed them indeed with laughter.

Elizabeth Richard, 65, seems interested to operate in Lebanon, where she commenced her missions last week. And she, according to the video introducing her at the US embassy, is “interested to get introduced to Lebanon’s natural and cultural heritage (in the video’s background, there are scenes showing the cedars, the Bay Rock and women stuffing vine leaves, edited in a bad and unrefined manner.) Continue reading

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Campaign to elect a war president for the United States (2): The danger of a hot civil war

The concern of open conflict within the military and other police agencies and between them and the presidency has been sharply evident in this election | Voice of Revolution*

050106-dc-demo-do-not-certify-33crop3At the September 7 “Commander-in-Chief” forum broadcast from an aircraft carrier stationed in New York City, Donald Trump went out of his way to say he had secured the support of 88 generals and admirals. Clinton also often comments on the support she has in the military and intelligence agencies. This public display of contention within the military and between the military and presidency is indicative of the difficulties the rulers face in preserving the union and preventing a hot civil war. The old arrangements, where Congress and political parties functioned and served to help resolve conflicts, no longer exist. Continue reading

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Campaign to elect a war president for the United States (1): The struggle for rights and an anti-war government

The U.S. election campaign is showing the deepening conflicts among the rulers and their inability to find a way out of their crises, and that U.S.-style democracy is in tatters at home and abroad. They hide their failures behind the slogan Make America Great Again – which only applies to the very, very few who benefit from its striving for world domination | TML Weekly

160418-buffalo-trump-059The U.S. presidential elections continue to reveal a ruling class with no solutions to key problems, especially those connected to the economy and questions of war and peace. Voters are broadly speaking angry with an electoral set-up that produces two candidates, Clinton and Trump, that the majority do not like or want as president. At an NBC Commander-in-Chief forum, the general issues of illegal U.S. aggression, drone warfare and torture – and ending them so as to contribute to peace – were not even addressed. Instead the focus was on the past, like Clinton’s emails and Trump’s regrets. Continue reading

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Sighting. Map of Tenochtitlan, 1524

Context for the first European image of the Aztec capital, razed by the Spanish in 1521 | KATE WILES

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Matters of concern at the UN

71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly

The United Nations 71st General Assembly opened in New York City on September 13, 2016. The opening of a new session of the UN General Assembly each September is one of the major international events. Continue reading

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Defence ministers’ meet on UN ‘peace operations’: Canada takes marching orders

160907-8englandlondonunpeacekeepingOn September 7-8 a United Nations Peacekeeping meeting, attended by Ministers of Defence from 64 UN member states, was held in London, England. The event was hosted by the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence. The conference was a follow-up to the 2015 “Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping” organized by United States President Barack Obama and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the margins of the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York. [1] Continue reading

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Trudeau at the UN: Canada’s international agenda

150906-vancouverrefugeeswelcome-ssamples-04Prime Minister Trudeau is in New York City as part of the Canadian delegation to the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly from September 19 to 20. Before the opening of the UN General Assembly, Trudeau held meetings in Montreal with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and musician Bono. Continue reading

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This day. The Chinese people have stood up!

The land force of the Chinese People's Liberation Army marches through Tiananmen Square during the People's Republic of China's nation founding day parade on October 1, 1949.

The land force of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army marches through Tiananmen Square during the People’s Republic of China’s nation founding day parade on October 1, 1949.

For your information: Opening address by Mao Zedong at the First Plenary Session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, September 21, 1949 (excerpts) –

… It is because we have defeated the reactionary Kuomintang government backed by U.S. imperialism that this great unity of the whole people has been achieved. In a little more than three years the heroic Chinese People’s Liberation Army, an army such as the world has seldom seen, crushed all the offensives launched by the several million troops of the U.S.-supported reactionary Kuomintang government and turned to the counter-offensive and the offensive. At present the field armies of the People’s Liberation Army, several million strong, have pushed the war to areas near Taiwan, Kwangtung, Kwangsi, Kweichow, Szechuan and Sinkiang, and the great majority of the Chinese people have won liberation. In a little more than three years the people of the whole country have closed their ranks, rallied to support the People’s Liberation Army, fought the enemy and won basic victory. And it is on this foundation that the present People’s Political Consultative Conference is convened. […] Continue reading

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Labour Day 2016 — Fighting for the Rights of All!

Workers express profound concern for their living and working conditions

Hamilton Labour Day 2016

Hamilton Labour Day 2016

Labour Day 2016 was marked by marches and other events which brought forward the deep concerns of workers and working families and their determination to fight for what belongs to them by right. Major concerns include the deterioration of their working and living conditions, joblessness, lack of security in retirement, the consequences of attacks on the public health care system, as well as all the current labour battles being fought. (Courtesy of Workers’ Forum, September 15, 2016) Continue reading

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CNN says Al-Qaeda are ‘heroes’

The Syrian rebels are terrorists and terrorists become ‘heroes’ when they serve U.S. interests | Gearóid Ó Colmáin*

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No US or other foreign warships in Canadian waters!

United States Ship (USS) Gonzalez prepares to berth alongside USS Bulkeley at Canadian Forces Base Halifax on September 8, 2016 to participate in Exericse CUTLASS FURY | Corporal J.W.S. Houck, Formation Imaging Services, CFB Halifax

United States Ship (USS) Gonzalez prepares to berth alongside USS Bulkeley at Canadian Forces Base Halifax on September 8, 2016 to participate in Exericse CUTLASS FURY | Corporal J.W.S. Houck, Formation Imaging Services, CFB Halifax

Statement by No Harbour for War, Halifax, Nova Scotia

A large NATO naval fleet is in port to further embroil Canada in the war preparations of U.S. imperialism.

Seven NATO warships arrived on Wednesday and Thursday to take part in Cutlass Fury 2016, a NATO exercise to be held next week off the coast of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Continue reading

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Graphic details. The Brazil Coup d’état

Brazil’s Coup Government an All-White, All-Male Affair  

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Brazil: The people’s mandate ignored by new government

Dilma Rousseff was ousted as President of the country, but did not lose the right to hold public office | Laura Bécquer Paseiro

dilma-rousseff-4It took just 61 people to end the mandate of Dilma Rousseff, the first female President in the history of this South American giant, elected by 54 million Brazilians.

Thus, the parliamentary coup that had been in the works for months was complete and the severe limitations of bourgeois democracy were demonstrated. Brazil joined the list of countries in the region that have suffered these modern versions of the coup which, shrouded in supposed legality, obstruct and violate the sovereignty of peoples. Continue reading

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Dilma Rousseff responds to impeachment in letter

“Today, the Federal Senate has made a decision which shall go down as one of history’s great injustices…” DILMA ROUSSEFF

Dilma Rousseff | EFE

Dilma Rousseff | EFE

Today, the Federal Senate has made a decision which shall go down as one of history’s great injustices. The senators who voted for the impeachment have chosen to tear the Brazilian Constitution apart. They have decided to interrupt the mandate of a president who did not commit a responsibility crime. They have condemned an innocent person and executed a parliamentary coup. Continue reading

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Sighting. Labour Day photo review

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Labour Day 2016: The working class – An independent organized force for the defence of rights and a pro-social future

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– Workers’ Centre of the Communist Party of Canada (Marxist-Leninist) –

LABOUR DAY 2016 brings with it the necessity for the working class to organize itself as an independent political and social force. The current situation is characterized by the refusal of the ruling imperialist elite to recognize the rights of the working class and enforce an equilibrium in class relations. This has given rise to a state of anarchy in which the monopolies consider themselves sovereign and entitled to take unilateral decisions and impose them on the workers. Governments and state institutions facilitate this in the name of economic prosperity and stability. Continue reading

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Rousseff: Vote against impeachment, vote for democracy

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Statement by the Revolutionary Government of Cuba

The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba strongly rejects the parliamentary and judicial coup d’état perpetrated against President Dilma Rousseff

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