Obama’s Hidden Role in Worsening Climate Change

http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/01/obamas-hidden-role-in-worsening-climate-change/ http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/18/obamas-hidden-role-in-worsening-climate-change/ by Stansfield Smith / January 17th, 2017 It should be a scandal that leftists-liberals paint Trump as a special threat, a war mongerer – not Obama who is the first president to be at war everyday of his eight years, who is waging seven wars at present, who dropped three bombs an hour, … Continue reading Obama’s Hidden Role in Worsening Climate Change

A Look at George Ciccariello-Maher’s Building the Commune, Radical Democracy in Venezuela

By Stan Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Committee http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/30/venezuelas-communal-movement/ http://www.thedawn-news.org/2017/01/18/venezuelas-communal-movement/ http://mltoday.com/article/2617-review-building-the-commune/91 George Ciccariello-Maher, author of We Created Chavez, has come out with a short book on Venezuela, Building the Commune (Verso, 2016 Verso, 138 pp). Here the grassroots struggle  to build a new society, focusing on the cooperatives, the community councils, the communes, established to strengthen popular … Continue reading A Look at George Ciccariello-Maher’s Building the Commune, Radical Democracy in Venezuela

Medea Benjamin Code Pink Chicago Speaking Tour  

    Monday October 31, noon WBEZ Jerome McDonald Worldview   Monday October 31, 6-7:30 pm 8th Day Center for Justice, 205 W. Monroe, Chicago Tuesday November 1, noon- 4:00 pm  Purdue University, Calumet, Indiana November 1, 6:30- 8:00 pm City Lit Book Store, 2523 N Kedzie Blvd. Chicago   Wednesday November 2, 3:00 to 4:30 pm Loyola … Continue reading Medea Benjamin Code Pink Chicago Speaking Tour  

The War in Syria: Reportback from July Anti-War Delegation

Tuesday, October 4, 7m Loyola University (downtown)  Corboy Law Center, room  301,  25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago Joe Jamison, a member of the US Peace Council, reports on their July delegation of US antiwar organizations in Syria. At the request of the U.S. Peace Council, the Syrian government approved a 7-member delegation composed of representatives … Continue reading The War in Syria: Reportback from July Anti-War Delegation

Fall 2016 Film Series: The Fight Against the 1%

Sundays,  2pm Loyola University (downtown) Corboy Law Center, room  301,   25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago (one block north of Chicago & State Red line L stop) September  18           Shock Doctrine                                  2009       A documentary adaptation Naomi Klein's 2007 … Continue reading Fall 2016 Film Series: The Fight Against the 1%

Behind the Bolivia Miner Cooperatives Protest and the Killing of the Bolivian Vice-Minister

https://zcomm.org/znetarticle/behind-the-bolivia-miner-cooperatives-protests-and-the-killing-of-the-bolivian-vice-minister/ http://www.wrongkindofgreen.org/category/organizations/ned/ http://dissidentvoice.org/2016/08/behind-the-bolivia-miner-cooperatives-protests-and-the-killing-of-the-bolivian-vice-minister/ https://off-guardian.org/2016/09/03/behind-the-bolivia-miner-cooperatives-protests-and-the-killing-of-the-bolivian-vice-minister/ The Bolivian cooperatives’ protests and their August 25 killing of the Bolivian Vice Minister of the Interior Rodolfo Illanes requires us to question our assumptions about cooperatives.  What are the Bolivian mining cooperatives? Most began during the Great Depression as miners banded together to work a mine in common.  However, like … Continue reading Behind the Bolivia Miner Cooperatives Protest and the Killing of the Bolivian Vice-Minister

The Gains of Rafael Correa’s Ecuador and Evo Morales’ Bolivia and the NGO Disinformation Campaign

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 The Gains of Rafael Correa’s Ecuador and Evo Morales’ Bolivia and the NGO Disinformation Campaign

The US Economic and Media War on Venezuela and Cuba: US Regime Change and Organizing Against it

Wilmer Omar Barrientos Fernández, Ambassador of Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Canada Eva, Instituto Cubano de Amistad con los Pueblos Stan Smith, Chicago ALBA Solidarity Tamara Hansen, Fire This Time newspaper Alison Bodine, Vancouver Communities in Solidarity with Cuba Montreal World Social Forum  workshop Aug 10 2016 13:00 - 15:30 The Bolivarian government of Venezuela … Continue reading The US Economic and Media War on Venezuela and Cuba: US Regime Change and Organizing Against it

Bernie Sanders in 1989 and the Fight Against Corporate Rule

http://mltoday.com/article/2497-bernie-sanders-in-1989-and-the-fight-against-corporate-rule/30-electoral-politics By Stansfield Smith July 7, 2016 “We need a new, progressive political party in the U.S. because on almost every important issue the Democratic and Republican Parties, both controlled by Big Money, are indistinguishable." The "Reagan Revolution… was brought about with the active and strong support of the Democratic Party which controlled the U.S. … Continue reading Bernie Sanders in 1989 and the Fight Against Corporate Rule