I just read a very interesting note by writer Peter Koenig about the renaissance and exasperation of barbarism in recent times, and I say exasperation because it has been a constant presence in history, but under capitalism, it took on new and more brutal forms.
The United States is undoubtedly the homeland … Läs mer
Source: Resumen Latinoamericano, translation North America bureau
On the night of Wednesday, January 8, social leader Oscar Quintero Valencia was taken from his home and executed in front of his wife. He lived in the village of Los Mangos in Puerto Guzmán (Putumayo), the municipality where social leader Gloria Ocampo had been … Läs mer
Source: Claridad, translation Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau
This comprehensive article on contemporary Puerto Rico was written just before a devastating 6.4 earthquake hit Puerto Rico on January 7 knocking out power to a half-million people and leaving thousands homeless. Trump, however, didn’t even blink as he pushed more resources … Läs mer
The day after this article was written worldwide demonstrations took place condemning the assassination of General Soleimani and Washington’s rush towards world war, including in over 70 cities in the US.
One of the first lessons taught in every U.S. political system course is that wars tend to reverse the declining popularity … Läs mer
VENEZUELA: Oljeutvinningen i december var den högsta sen årsskiftet. Men med 2020 runt hörnet står president Maduro inför nya utmaningar efter att ha klarat av flera hinder under de senaste 12 månaderna – fått ner inflationen, ökat exporten och kunna betala skulder.
Orinoco Tribune, Marco Teruggi:
Ett oväntat slut på året. I början av 2019 kunde ingen förutsäga hur det … Läs mer
Midt i fleisen – Søkelys på krigsindustrien og andre problemer
Årets vinner 2019: Rustningsindustrien
Av Albrecht Müller (perspektiv fra Tyskland)
Regnskapet ved nyttår er dystert i år. Det militærindustrielle komplekset og militæret vant soleklart, med flere angrep som nesten slo knockout på alle som er bekymret for freden. Selv om vi ønsker å spre håp, er nøkternhet passende med tanke … Läs mer
Oskar Lafontaine, tidigare ordförande för de tyska Socialdemokraterna och inrikesminister i Tyskland, senare även ledare inom vänsterpartiet die Linke, kräver i ett inlägg på Facebook att USA:s militärbaser i Tyskland ska stängas. eFOLKET återger här en översättning till norska av Lafontaines text, som har publicerats på bloggen Mitt i Fleisen:
Ami go home!
USA fører økonomiske kriger med mange dødsofre … Läs mer
Today, the government of Colombia is being artificially supported, and while time passes on without a break, the elite, the traditional parties and their host of professional politicians, hastily whipped up their speeches and authorize the illegitimate violence of the State to confront the people; police, army, undercover structures, the media, pollsters, are … Läs mer
Intervju med Michail Gorbatjov om kampen mot atomvapen
Hämtad från https://midtifleisen.wordpress.com/2019/12/22/gorbatsjov-ikke-gi-opp-hapet-om-en-verden-uten-atomvapen/
Samtidig som Trump-administrasjonen trekker seg fra en nøkkelavtale om atomvåpen og til og med vurderer bruken av små atomvåpen, ønsker Mikhail Gorbatsjov, tidligere leder i Sovjetunionen, å strekke ut en ånd til USA for dialog.
–Det viktigste er å handle slik at man ikke lar verden gli mot … Läs mer
November’s coup in Bolivia is just the latest episode in the right-wing resurgence across Latin America. In this article, William I. Robinson looks at the deeper structural causes for the retreat in the Pink Tide, and the hopes for a socialist renewal in the region.
The mass popular struggles sweeping Latin America against a resurgent neoliberalism and far-right aggression present … Läs mer
Publicerad på norska på bloggen Midt i Fleisen. med velvillig tillatelse fra Investig’action.
For femti år siden, den 12. desember 1969, eksploderte en bombe i en bank som ligger ved Fontana-torget, i sentrum av Milano. Bombingen, som etterlot sytten døde og flere titalls sårede, ble fulgt av tre andre eksplosjoner i Roma i løpet av bare en time. Den … Läs mer
By Alicia Jrapko and Bill Hackwell on December 16, 2019
Resumen Latinamericano and the Third World
Celebration upon the release of the Cuban 5 in Washington DC. Photo: Bill Hackwell
Five years ago tomorrow, in near disbelief, we watched on television as the Cuban Five were released from US prisons and flown home after a 16 year struggle. Leading up … Läs mer
From this Cuba with such solidarity, the first free territory in the Americas, recognizing the heroic resistance of its people and the victories attained over sixty years of Revolution, we have shared our struggles and hopes, we the 1332 representatives of 789 social and people’s movement organizations, of solidarity movements, networks, platforms … Läs mer
On November 18, which is a holiday in Argentina, thousands of people occupied the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires against the coup d’état in Bolivia and in solidarity with the Chilean people, paying tribute to the victims and the resistance of the people, while evidence and condemnation continue … Läs mer
Government sources have confirmed with Granma that the first group of the more than 700 Cuban medical professionals who provided medical attention in the Plurinational State of Bolivia, are returning to their homeland from the city of Santa Cruz, in a Cubana airliner.
On November 13, four members of the Medical Brigade in El Alto were arrested … Läs mer
On Tuesday Chile experienced one of the most complex days since the beginning of the social outburst that began almost a month ago. The general strike called for this day included multiple incidents, repression, barricades and fires in different regions of the country, as well as another death to increase the list to … Läs mer
A wide range of sectors joined the strike as port, agro-industrial, commercial, banking, health, and public services workers, as well as teachers and students.
About 129 organizations adhered to the general strike Tuesday, as hundreds of thousands of Chileans across the country took to the streets in the biggest demonstration since the beginning of the anti-neoliberalism protests.
Thanks to the efforts of climate activists, the climate and ecological emergency has never been more prominent. But acknowledging the problem is just a starting point. Now this momentum must be harnessed to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reverse habitat destruction.
To accelerate this transition, we need a vision of the future – and there are many out there. … Läs mer
Having sent growing numbers of troops into eastern Syria explicitly to control the oil, President Trump now says he is seeking a deal with Exxon Mobil or “one of our great companies” to go into occupied Syria and take the oil.