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Venezuela: The Relaxation of the Opposition

By Richard Canan on May 20, 2021.

What yes, what no. In Juan Guaidó’s burning ranch everything is rice with mango. A mess of great magnitude. Worse than the tale of the clueless crab. His juggling and morisquette have left him with his legs upside down. He has opened up a tremendous quarrel in the bosom of the fascist right wing that for years has opted for coups and the generation of violence, promoting criminal blockades, attempted assassinations, maritime invasions and other terrorist ploys. (more…)

The Tragedy of Palestine

By Julio Yao on May 17 2021

Photo: Bill Hackwell

The current confrontations between Israel and Palestine have their origin in ethnic violence and war crimes – with a clear intention of genocide – systematically committed by the former against the population and occupied territories of the latter in Gaza, Tans-Jordan, and Jerusalem.  The tragedy has roots in the expulsion of the Palestinians beginning in 1948, when they suffered a precedented systematic plan of looting and displacement, repression and exploitation. (more…)

Messages from Gaza to Havana

By Yaimi Ravelo on May 17, 2021

Photo: pixabay

Only days before this last holocaust suffered by Palestine began, Dr. Fayez Abed al Shrafi went to meet a friend of the family. Ismail Mousa Salem received the doctor, who studied and graduated in Cuba, as one embraces a son.  This 83-year-old man knows all about wars, love, solidarity and friendship. (more…)

Argentina: Social and Political Organizations March to the Israeli Embassy to Repudiate Zionist Crimes against Occupied Palestine

May 17, 2021

In response to the barbarity being committed by Israel against the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank, a massive march was held this Monday towards the Zionist embassy in Buenos Aires, called by the Federation of Argentine Palestinian Entities. Several social and political organizations joined the mobilization, as well as members of the Argentine Committee of Solidarity with the Palestinian People and many members of the local Muslim community. (more…)

But What About Hamas’s Rockets?

By Jeremy Scahill on May 14, 2021

Photo: Bill Hackwell

The U.S.-backed, armed, and funded extreme right-wing government of Benjamin Netanyahu is currently engaged in a systemic collective punishment campaign against the people of Gaza. More than two million of them are trapped in an open-air prison camp with nowhere to run or hide from this scorched earth operation. Children are being slaughtered. Civilian residential buildings are being razed to the ground. (more…)

Peoples of the World Stand with Palestine

By Bill Hackwell on May 15, 2021

SF, Photo: Bill Hackwell

On the 73rd anniversary of Nakba -known to the Palestinians and Arab peoples as the Catastrophe when they were violently driven from their historic land – large protests took place around the world standing up in support of the right of the Palestinians in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem to live in peace and to condemn the Zionist attack on the Al-Aqsa mosque and the genocidal aerial bombing on Gaza that rages and has now killed 188 people including 55 children. (more…)

The Acoustic Attack Epidemic

By Jesus Arboleya on May 12, 2021

US Embassy in Havana, Photo: Bill Hackwell

What at one time was known as the “Havana Syndrome,” the alleged incidents of unknown origin that affected the health of U.S. diplomats stationed in Cuba, has now spread around the globe. It turns out that even in Miami and Washington there are “attacks with microwaves” capable of driving the dogs of US officials crazy while on a walk through the park. (more…)

Latin America’s Authoritarians Back Israel

May 14, 2021

Caracas, Photo: Bill Hackwell

The latest Israeli bombing campaign on Gaza and ruthless killings of Palestinians has Latin America split along ideological lines once again. (more…)

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