Venezuelan Opposition “Consultation”: Playing Alone and Losing

By Ricardo Vaz on July 19, 2017

People mobilize in Petare, a working-class neighborhood of Caracas, to take part in the Constituent Assembly dry-run. Photo: AVN

The opposition “plebiscite”, or “referendum”, which in reality was nothing more than a non-binding “consultation” without any legal status, was predicted as a major political earthquake that would instantly change the country’s landscape. (more…)

Venezuelan Opposition Now Opposes the People

By Maria Paez Victor on July 21, 2017


Photo: Bill Hackwell

The leaders of the violent protests -that for 3 months have violated the peace of Venezuelans- are the very same who in 2002 supported the coup d’etat against President Chávez. (more…)

La Via Campesina’s 7th International Conference: Peasants from over 70 Countries Meet to Build Food Sovereignty

July 19, 2017

7th International Conference of La Via Campesina. Photo: La Via Campesina

The 7th International Conference of La Via Campesina, the world’s largest peasant movement, begins today in Derio, a quiet town in the Biscay province of the Basque country and will continue until July 24. (more…)

One Week after Mosul’s “Liberation,” Horror of the US Siege Continues to Unfold

By Bill Van Auken on July 18, 2017

Mosul and the Pentaon’s handy work. Photo: Francesca Mannocchi

One week after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaimed the “liberation” of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, the scale of destruction wrought during a nine-month, US-backed siege is becoming clearer, (more…)

Mumia Abu-Jamal Speaks About Black Lives Matter and Police Violence

By Tasasha Henderson, Interview on July 16, 2017

Photo:City Lights Books

In his new book Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?, author and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal explores this question over 75 essays, spanning from the late 1990s to 2017. (more…)

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