The Gains of Rafael Correa’s Ecuador and Evo Morales’ Bolivia and the Disinformation Campaign by Western NGOs

World Social Forum Workshop, Montreal Evo’s Bolivia With over 190 coups in the nation’s troubled history–a Latin American record. After years of neoliberal regimes, serving foreign, mostly US corporations, the proportion of rural people living in extreme poverty had risen to 75% by 2002. Evo Morales’ election meant much more than the arrival of the … Continue reading The Gains of Rafael Correa’s Ecuador and Evo Morales’ Bolivia and the Disinformation Campaign by Western NGOs

Flyer: The Gains of Rafael Correa’s Ecuador and Evo Morales’ Bolivia and the Disinformation Campaign by Western NGOs

Stan Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Montreal World Social Forum  workshop Aug 12 2016 9:00 - 11:30 Correa was elected president of Ecuador in 2007 and Evo Morales elected president of Bolivia in 2005. These two leaders have lead anti-neoliberal and anti-imperialist movements for genuine national independence. The living conditions of the peoples of these countries … Continue reading Flyer: The Gains of Rafael Correa’s Ecuador and Evo Morales’ Bolivia and the Disinformation Campaign by Western NGOs

Venezuela:  Reportback From Election Delegation, the Role of US Interference, and the Economic Situation

Saturday, January 16th at 6:00 PM Stan Smith was a member of a delegation from the US, photos College of Complexes, weekly free speech forum Dappers East Restaurant, 2901 W. Addison (3600 north, between California and Kedzie) http://www.collegeofcomplexes.org  Article written by Stansfield Smith after being on a Dcember delegation to Venezuela http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/01/06/lessons-we-can-learn-from-the-electoral-setback-in-venezuela/

Report from Delegation to Venezuela

The US corporate press is continually full of anti-Chavista propaganda, just as it was against Qaddaffi. One purpose of this propaganda is drive a wall between the solidarity of the US people with Venezuela. In this they have in a large part succeeded. We must recognize that the US cannot invade a country without neutralizing the … Continue reading Report from Delegation to Venezuela

The Achievements of Correa’s Ecuador and Evo Morales’ Bolivia

Saturday November 29,  6 pm College of Complexes Hilltop Restaurant, 2800 W. Foster (at California) Report back on trips to both countries by Stan Smith, Chicago Committee to Free the Cuban 5 Evo Morales’ Bolivia and Rafael Correa’s Ecuador provide us with examples of how governments representing the 99% can take decisive action against corporate … Continue reading The Achievements of Correa’s Ecuador and Evo Morales’ Bolivia

Presentation on the ALBA Countries at SOA Watch Protest

Our task is to oppose imperialist meddling, but  “The challenges Bolivia faces cannot be simply reduced to a question of “imperialist meddling”: they are a direct result of centuries of colonialism and imperialist oppression, which have entrenched  Bolivia in its role within the world economy as a dependent raw commodity exporter. Any chance Bolivia has … Continue reading Presentation on the ALBA Countries at SOA Watch Protest

Report on the New Economic and Social Changes in Cuba

Report on the New Economic and Social Changes in Cuba Thursday July 24, 7pm Loyola University downtown Corboy Law Center Room 423 25 E. Pearson (one block north of Chicago and State L stop)   Trip Report - with photos – Stan Smith, member of the June "Witness for Peace" People to People Education delegation … Continue reading Report on the New Economic and Social Changes in Cuba

Burkina Faso and Thomas Sankara

Burkina Faso remains one of the ten least developed countries of the world. The 1983-87 Burkina revolution, Sankara acknowledged, was occurring in a backward, agricultural, semi-feudal country where there was not yet ‘an organized working class, conscious of its historic mission.” He sought to build a national economy based more on domestic markets and interests. … Continue reading Burkina Faso and Thomas Sankara

Presentation on North Korea and US War Threats

to Anti-War Committee, Minneapolis  July 27, 2013 http://www.fightbacknews.org/2013/7/29/st-paul-program-threat-war-korean-peninsula Thank you for inviting me for speaking on the DPRK, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, or North Korea, this day, 60 years since the DPRK defeated the US war on their country. We should remember too, yesterday was the 60th anniversary of the rallying cry of … Continue reading Presentation on North Korea and US War Threats