US Attorney General Sessions Praises Guantanamo as a “Very Fine Place”

By Bill Van Auken on March 11, 2017

While Cuba continues to be wrongfully charged in the U.S. media for human rights abuses the reality is that the only human rights abuses on the island takes place in the U.S. torture prison in Guantánamo. (more…)

Honoring Lynne Stewart: People’s Lawyer, Freedom Fighter PRESENTÈ!

By Mumia Abu Jamal on March 11, 2017

Photo: Bill Hackwell

Lynne Stewart, after 78 winters in America, has died, after battling for years against breast cancer.

But that was just some of her battles, and like most of us, she won some, and lost some. But she never stopped fighting! (more…)

Ecuador Will Prohibit Public Officials from Holding Assets in Tax Havens

March 10, 2017

Last February 19, in an unprecedented referendum on tax havens, held in parallel to the general elections, a 55% majority of Ecuadorian voters determined that no elected official or public servant will be able to hold assets or capital in tax havens. (more…)

The Venezuela “Opposition” We Never Hear About

By Arnold August on March 9, 2017

“If necessary Venezuela will also fight militarily.” Here the National Bolivarian Militia trained to defend the Bolivarian Revolution from internal and external enemies. Photo: Bill Hackwell

At 35 years of age, he is tall and slim, and his imposing stature moves about in a subtle swagger that exudes confidence tempered with humility that does not succumb to his good looks and natural charisma. As a deputy, he is the leader of a block of 55 deputies in the Venezuelan National Assembly. (more…)

China Releases Human Rights Report on the U.S.: ‘Terrible Problems’

March 9, 2017 

On Thursday, China’s State Council Information Office released a human rights report on the U.S., noting that while that country continues to act as “the judge of human rights” it continues to ignore its own “terrible problems.” (more…)

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