Interview with the Chief of the Peace Delegation of the Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN): “We Have a Problem in the Dialogue in that some of us want Peace and others don’t.”

By Carlos Aznárez on May 13, 2017

Pablo Beltrán. Photo: Resumen Latinoamericano

Last Thursday, in Havana, Cuba, the director of Resumen Latinoamericano interviewed the chief of the peace delegation on the Colombian ELN, Commander Pablo Beltrán. On that same day, the leaderships of the ELN and the FARC guerrillas met with Cuban leader Raúl Castro and presented him with a report of what both delegations had discussed for several days in the Cuban capital. (more…)

Will Russiagate Hysteria Lead to an American ‘Soft Coup’?

By Robert Parry on May 15, 2017

A scene from “Dr. Strangelove,” in which the bomber pilot rides a nuclear bomb to its target in the Soviet Union.

President Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House last Wednesday. Lavrov is Vladimir Putin’s top diplomat, and the meeting was Trump’s highest-level face-to-face contact with a Russian government official since taking office. (more…)

Israel, Zionism and the Smearing of Critics

By Jonathan Cook on May 15, 2017

Bombing of SS Patria in 1940

Jonathan Cook’s article here is important background to the ongoing concerted effort to label any support for the Palestinian struggle for self determination as being anti-Semitic. Huge sums of money are flooding onto college campuses in the U.S. to undermine the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and to pressure state legislatures to oppose it. Seventeen states have passed laws against any boycott of Israel. If there is one thing that the U.S. Congress agrees on it is its unanimous support of the Zionist state of Israel; the most loyal outpost in the Middle East for U.S. Imperialism that they have armed to the teeth with conventional and nuclear weapons. – Resumen editorial (more…)

One Puerto Rican Freedom Fighter Welcomes another One Home

By Rafael Cancel Miranda on May 17, 2017

Welcome, Oscar Lopez Rivera, to the streets of your Homeland. I do not welcome you to freedom because a man like you is always free, no matter where they are. And because they are free, they never strop struggling for the freedom of their people. I hope soon we can embrace each other. (more…)

Chelsea Manning is Free!

By Joseph Gibson on May 17, 2017

2010 protest for Manning in San Francisco. Photo: Bill Hackwell

Chelsea Manning, the Army intelligence analyst jailed for her 2010 disclosure of classified information, is free.. Manning will left Fort Leavenworth after having been imprisoned for 7 years. She was supposed to serve 35, the longest sentence ever handed down to a whistleblower in the United States, but after an impassioned activist campaign calling for her release President Obama commuted her sentence before leaving office. (more…)

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