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07.02.2019

Conversation with Ho Lin author of China Girl

Conversation with Ho Lin author of China Girl

By Jhon Sánchez In 2017, Ho Lin edited one of my short stories, but we met in person for the first time in February 2018, during a reading of his book, China Girl, at Bluestockings in New York City’s Bohemian Lower East Side neighborhood of New York City. In November… »

06.02.2019

Corporate Titans Target Venezuela

Corporate Titans Target Venezuela

by BRUCE LESNICK Originally published on Counterpunch, 06/02/2019 Ruling elites have united behind the Trump administration in its illegal, unjust and brutal attempt to meddle in the internal affairs of Venezuela. Democrats and Republicans alike have fallen in line, revealing the degree to… »

05.02.2019

The Vultures of Caracas

The Vultures of Caracas

We are frequently told that people in Venezuela have no food, clothing or toilet paper, and that popular discontent with the left wing government is driven by real hunger. There are elements of truth in this story, though the causes of economic dislocation are far more complex than the media… »

02.02.2019

UN rejects self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó

UN rejects self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has rejected an aid request by Venezuela’s self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó, stressing that the body only cooperates with the country’s recognized government led by President Nicolas Maduro.   Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for Guterres, conveyed the secretary general’s reply to the aid request in a public… »

30.01.2019

Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump’s Test On Venezuela’s Coup

Bernie and the Dems Flunk Trump’s Test On Venezuela’s Coup

by Shamus Cooke Originally published on Counterpunch, 29/01/2019 When Trump announced his support for the unfolding coup in Venezuela, Bernie Sanders remained silent for 24 hours.  This matters because coups are made or broken in the first moments or hours; a day during a… »

28.01.2019

Toxic femininity: ‘Badass’ US women demand right to torture and kill for Empire… just like men

Toxic femininity: ‘Badass’ US women demand right to torture and kill for Empire… just like men

Thanks to a new wave of feminism and its call for equality, it isn’t just toxic men who can kill, torture and surveil in the name of US militarism and empire, women can now do it too! This past weekend was the third annual Women’s March, which is a protest… »

27.01.2019

The Coup in Venezuela Must Be Resisted

The Coup in Venezuela Must Be Resisted

Venezuela has elections. Juan Guaidò has never even been a Presidential candidate. Despite massive CIA opposition funding and interference over years as Big Oil tries to regain control of the World’s largest oil reserves, Nicolas Maduro was democratically re-elected in 2018 as President of Venezuela. The coup now under way… »

24.01.2019

Washington Has Appointed A President For Venezuela

Washington Has Appointed A President For Venezuela

by Paul Craig Roberts, 23/01/2019 Originally posted here   After listening since 2016 to the American presstitutes complain, without providing a mere scrap of evidence, of Russia meddling in US elections, a person would think that the last thing Washington would do would be to meddle in other… »

23.01.2019

Copyright negotiations hit a brick wall in Council

Copyright negotiations hit a brick wall in Council

by Julia Reda, 18/01/2019 originally posted under CC here   Today, Council firmly rejected the negotiating mandate that was supposed to set out Member States’ position ahead of what was supposed to be the final negotiation round with the European Parliament, Politico reports. National governments failed to agree on a… »

22.01.2019

Mr. President, We Don’t Need Your Stinking Wall

Mr. President, We Don’t Need Your Stinking Wall

As of January 20, 2019, the United States government remains partially shutdown for one month due to President Donald J. Trump’s insistence of $5.7 billion from Congress to fund his racist and medieval border wall. When it comes to this ongoing debate, Trump, along with his Republican cronies,… »

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