Bernie Sanders’ Present Fight against Corporate Rule vs. the Bernie of 1989

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 12: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) delivers remarks at a campaign function in the Marvin Center at George Washington University on June 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Sanders discussed democratic socialism in his address. (Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images) Stansfield Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Recently, former leader of the … Continue reading Bernie Sanders’ Present Fight against Corporate Rule vs. the Bernie of 1989

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Defects of ROAR’s article “Can the Bolivarian revolution survive the Venezuelan crisis?”

    ROAR published an article Can the Bolivarian revolution survive the Venezuelan crisis? containing the views of different professors, but with only two worth reading: Dario Azzellini’s and George Ciccariello-Maher’s. Of the others, Raul Zibechi appears to be the chosen faux left commentator committed to repeating US ruling class propaganda against Venezuela. Gabriel Hetland … Continue reading Defects of ROAR’s article “Can the Bolivarian revolution survive the Venezuelan crisis?”

Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 2.15.2019 #247 US Planning a Military Attack; We Organize: Feb. 23, March 16, 30

Cuba Warns of a US Military Build-up near Venezuela Red Cross of Colombia: US action to Venezuela is not “Humanitarian Aid” Venezuelans signing Open Letter to the US Denouncing Aggression against their country Interview with Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza Will you support genocide in Venezuela?: Congress member Ilhan Omar challenges notorious coup-monger Elliott Abrams … Continue reading Venezuela-ALBA Weekly 2.15.2019 #247 US Planning a Military Attack; We Organize: Feb. 23, March 16, 30

The US Coup: New Attempt to Eradicate the Chavista Revolution

https://popularresistance.org/the-us-coup-new-attempt-to-eradicate-the-chavista-revolution/ https://orinocotribune.com/the-us-coup-new-attempt-eradicate-the-chavista-revolution https://covertactionmagazine.com/index.php/2019/01/26/yet-another-u-s-coup-attempt-to-eradicate-the-bolivarian-revolution/ http://links.org.au/united-states-coup-venezuela-new-attempt-eradicate-chavista-revolution For over two years we have been told Putin’s Russia has interfered with the 2016 US presidential elections. We now find the US government has decided it can unilaterally invalidate the actual presidential elections in Venezuela and recognize a person of its choosing as president. This is one more US-backed coup … Continue reading The US Coup: New Attempt to Eradicate the Chavista Revolution

Is Russia Imperialist?

    https://mronline.org/2019/01/02/is-russia-imperialist/ https://popularresistance.org/is-russia-imperialist/ https://blackagendareport.com/russia-imperialist https://www.opednews.com/articles/Is-Russia-Imperialist-by-Stansfield-Smith-Imperialism_Post-soviet-Russia_Russia-And-Us-Conflict_Russian-Economy-181231-849.html https://www.therussophile.org/is-russia-imperialist.html/ https://libya360.wordpress.com/2018/12/22/is-russia-imperialist/ Russia is said to be an imperialist world power, one in conflict with the imperialist superpower, the US. Russia has been characterized in this manner both during the period of the Soviet Union, and after the Soviet Union collapsed and separate states were formed. Russia has said … Continue reading Is Russia Imperialist?

Russiagate McCarthyism Led to Internet Censorship of the Anti-War and Social Justice Movement

https://afgj.org/category/smacc https://unac.notowar.net/2018/11/30/russiagate-mccarthyism-led-to-internet-censorship-of-the-anti-war-and-social-justice-movement/ https://tygpress.com/post/80168175-2998-Russiagate-McCarthyism-Led-to-Internet-Censorship-of-the-Anti-War-and-Social-Justice-Movement https://popularresistance.org/russiagate-mccarthyism-led-to-internet-censorship-of-the-anti-war-and-social-justice-movement/ https://www.opednews.com/articles/Russiagate-McCarthyism-Led-by-Stansfield-Smith-Disinformation_Internet-Censorship_Russiagate_Social-Media-Censorship-181206-170.html https://mltoday.com/russiagate-mccarthyism-led-to-internet-censorship-of-the-anti-war-and-social-justice-movement/   Stansfield Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity The anti-Trump movement is not simply a progressive movement against a rightwing president, but also carries within it a rightwing current. Progressive minded people fight against Trump’s racist actions against Blacks, Latinos, Muslims, his crude sexism, his pro-corporate policies, his rejection of action … Continue reading Russiagate McCarthyism Led to Internet Censorship of the Anti-War and Social Justice Movement

Some Lessons from #MeToo and The Personal is Political

In 2013, at age 64, Diana Nyad swam 103 miles from Cuba to Florida, in a challenge not only to age but to the still fully in force US blockade of Cuba. Then vice-president, now president of Cuba Miguel Diaz-Canel, awarded her Cuba’s Order of Sporting Merit for her historic accomplishment, noting “it is never … Continue reading Some Lessons from #MeToo and The Personal is Political

Marta Harnecker’s Venezuela — after the elections: what is to be done? and Marx, Luxembourg and Lenin on the Role of Cooperatives

Marta Harnecker’s Venezuela — after the elections: what is to be done? and Marx, Luxembourg and Lenin on the Role of Cooperatives https://mltoday.com/venezuela-after-the-elections-what-is-to-be-done-by-marta-harnecker-and-the-marxist-view-of-the-role-of-cooperatives/ http://links.org.au/venezuela-socialism-marx-lenin-luxemburg-cooperatives-communes https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/13963 https://leftinsider.uk/2018/07/24/venezuelas-21st-century-socialism-and-marx-lenin-and-luxemburg-on-the-role-of-cooperatives-a-response-to-marta-harnecker/ https://www.opednews.com/articles/Marta-Harnecker-s-Venezuel-by-Stansfield-Smith-Cooperativism_Lenin_Marx_Venezuela-180724-883.html https://cpress.org/leftnews/venezuela2019s-201821st-century-socialism2019-and-marx-lenin-and-luxemburg-on-the-role-of-cooperatives-2014-a-response-to-marta-harnecker   Marta Harnecker, author of numerous books and articles advocating her vision of 21st Century socialism” in Latin America recently published an article in Spanish in an … Continue reading Marta Harnecker’s Venezuela — after the elections: what is to be done? and Marx, Luxembourg and Lenin on the Role of Cooperatives

Dan Kovalik’s “The Plot to Attack Iran” a Tool to Combat Washington’s Middle East Wars

https://www.counterpunch.org/2018/05/03/dan-kovaliks-the-plot-to-attack-iran-a-tool-to-combat-washingtons-middle-east-wars/ https://dissidentvoice.org/2018/05/a-tool-to-combat-washingtons-middle-east-wars/   The Plot to Attack Iran gives a readable and well- referenced look at Western -- especially US -- abuse of Iran. The author and human rights lawyer Dan Kovalik presents a concise overview of US imperial conduct since World War II. The book is a reminder, which we need from time to … Continue reading Dan Kovalik’s “The Plot to Attack Iran” a Tool to Combat Washington’s Middle East Wars

Accomplishments of Eleven Years of the “Process of Change” in Evo Morales’ Bolivia

http://www.coha.org/eleven-years-of-the-process-of-change-in-evo-morales-bolivia/ https://www.consuladodebolivia.com.ar/2018/01/04/investigacion-los-logros-la-revolucion-evo-bolivia/ http://www.thedawn-news.org/2018/01/08/eleven-years-of-the-process-of-change-in-evo-morales-bolivia/ http://www.eurasiareview.com/04012018-bolivia-eleven-years-of-process-of-change-under-evo-morales-analysis/ https://dissidentvoice.org/2018/01/eleven-years-of-the-process-of-change-in-evo-morales-bolivia/ http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/2018/01/06/accomplishments-of-eleven-years-of-the-process-of-change-in-evo-morales-bolivia/ http://www.statestability.com/2018/01/04/eleven-years-of-the-process-of-change-in-evo-morales-bolivia/   Accomplishments of Eleven Years of the “Process of Change” in Evo Morales’ Bolivia  Stansfield Smith,  Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs Evo Morales will soon have been the president of Bolivia for 12 years, heralding the ascent of the indigenous social movements to governmental power. … Continue reading Accomplishments of Eleven Years of the “Process of Change” in Evo Morales’ Bolivia