Wednesday, 23. August 2017

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  1.     By: Stansfield Smith, Chicago / Source: ALBA Solidarity / The Dawn News / August 20, 2017   As the class struggle heated up in Venezuela this year, fueled by interventionist threats by the pro-US Organization of American States (OAS) bloc, many former supporters of the Bolivarian revolution have […]
  2. By: Nazanín Armanian / Source: Rebelión / The Dawn News / August 21, 2017 “What is more important for the history of the World? The Taliban or the fall of the Soviet Empire?” That is the answer of who was the security consultant of president Jimmy Carter, Zbigniew Brzezinski, to […]
  3.   Source: Radio Villa Francia / The Dawn News / August 16, 2017 According to a new research by Fundación Sol, led by economists Marco Kremerman and Gonzalo Durán, revealed that 50% of workers earns less than 350 thousand pesos a month (which is equal to 542 US dollars) and […]
  4. By Juan Carlos Monedero (From Spain) / Source: Página 12 / The Dawn News / August 11, 2017 Monedero, leader of Podemos, is a studious and old man familiar with the processes of change in Latin America, responds to the most common concerns about the process led by Maduro in […]
  5. The former President spoke exclusively to Brasil de Fato and said that we need to give hope to the people that a different Brazil is possible Source: Brasil de Fato / The Dawn News / August 21, 2017 Former President Lula da Silva held an exclusive interview with Brasil de […]
  6. Damascus, SANA-Prime Minister Imad Khamis affirmed that the success of the Syrian State in confronting conspiracies against the country was because of building strong institutions, which were able to withstand in all sectors, and the support of the Syrian leadership. “Over 40 years, we have built our country and established a strong state with all...
  7. Source: Colombia Informa / The Dawn News / August 16, 2017 The social, cooperativism and defender of Human Rights leader Milena Quiroz continues under house detention after being detained past March 22 in her house for being accused of collaborating with the National Liberation Army -ELN-. Quiroz works in her […]
  8.   Source: teleSUR / The Dawn News / August 11, 2017 Political analysts claim that the corruption in Ecuador “is a political tool”.   The Ecuadorian political analyst Patricia de la Torre and David Chávez, debated past Tuesday 8 on the political crisis that goes through the Nation, at the […]
  9. Damascus, SANA – Events of the sixth day of Damascus International Fair in its 59th edition include artistic and entertainment activities and a lottery drawing. “Our Future Is Ours” play will be performed at the child’s theatre, while Bab Sharqi choir will present a musical performance. Magic tricks and a number of other entertainment activities...
  10. Damascus, SANA-Syria’s permanent representative to the UN, Bashar al-Jaafari, said on Tuesday that Damascus International Fair is Syria’s message to the whole world that the country has recovered and normal life returned the homeland. “Another message from outside the country into the inside that the international community, through the participation of more than 43 states,...
  11. In a country where the existence of some 1,600 extremist groups has been documented, and where reports are heard on a daily basis of white police killing Blacks, the sum total of these events constitutes frightening evidence of a deeply corroded system

  12. Jay Johnson and Nigel Hook from the U.S., broke the powerboat record travelling from Key West to Havana on August 17, in one hour 18 minutes and three second

  13. Damascus, SANA- Files of supporting the production process and rehabilitating areas in western Raqqa and East of Aleppo were on the table of discussions at a Cabinet weekly session held on Tuesday and chaired by Prime Minister Imad Khamis. The cabinet agreed to grant the Military Housing Establishment an amount of SYP 3,9 billion as...
  14. This past August 13, India’s Cuba Solidarity Committee, in coordination with the Cuban Embassy in that country, organized an act honoring the leader of the Revolution Fidel Castro Ruz, on his 91st birthday

  15. Provinces,  SANA – In the framework of their continued operations against ISIS hotbeds in the area of Oqairbat in the eastern countryside of Hama province, Syrian Arab Army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, have carried out intensive operations in the direction of Jana al-Albawi village over the past night. SANA’s reporter said that full control was established...
  16. Construction on Sancti Spíritus’ first ultra-modern solar park is currently underway

  17. For 25 years he wore the blue-flannel Industriales jersey with the number 56 on the back, and now, having retired, is looking to continue his legacy from the bleachers

  18. Source: VilaWeb / The Dawn News / August 19, 2017 Thousands have marched through Barcelona chanting ‘No tinc por’ (‘I am not afraid’) following the terror attack that killed 14 people. As well as the deaths, the driver of a van also injured more than 100 people.   Mourners laid […]
  19. Members of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) in Las Tunas and Villa Clara celebrated the organization’s 57th anniversary

  20. Source: Failed Evolution Blogspot / The Dawn News / August 16, 2017 The WIKILEAKS Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD) holds the world’s largest searchable collection of United States confidential, or formerly confidential, diplomatic communications. As of April 8, 2013 it holds 2 million records comprising approximately 1 billion words. The collection […]
  21. Damascus, SANA – Prime Minister Imad Khamis met on Tuesday the Advisor to the First Vice President of Iran, head of the Committee for Development of Iranian-Syrian Economic Relations Saeed Ohadi and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, the two sides discussed enhancing the economic relations between the two countries and means of upgrading them...
  22. Provinces, SANA – In a new breach of the de-escalation zones memorandum on the north of Homs city, terrorist groups targeted with rocket shells houses in neighboring villages on Tuesday. SANA’s reporter in Homs said that terrorist groups positioned in the area of al-Mashrou’a near the village of al-Ghantou fired rocket shells on the neighboring village of Qneit al...
  23. A study by the Ministry of Labor has denounced the dangers of uberized labour and called on the government to act. Ordinary citizens are already developing apps that will allow more human practices than those of the large platforms.
    Traveling via a chauffeur service that pays part of its earnings to a [non-profit] association or to get your food delivered by a rider employed by a cooperative company will soon be possible. Jérémie Girault and Kevin Poperl, the founders of Rox and Coopcycle, (...)

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  24. Damascus, SANA – Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem called on all diplomats to intensify efforts in order to shoulder their national responsibilities is this critical stage of Syria’s history. The minister’s talk came during a public session of the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry Conference, which kicked off on Sunday. Al-Moallem affirmed...
  25. “At the call of United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), the joint platform of 9 Unions of Workmen and Officers of the Banking Industry, the workforce of the Industry all over India, including those of the Private Sector Banks, Foreign Banks and Regional Rural Banks and Cooperative banks also in some states, have gone on strike today to express their unequivocal opposition to the neo-liberal reforms of the Banking Sector being pursued by the Central Government. The strike has been a stupendous success bringing about the Banking operations to a total halt throughout the length and breadth of the country. Employees of NABARD and Reserve Bank held Tiffin time demonstrations all over the country expressing solidarity with the employees and officers of the industry on strike today. Through the...
  26. Raqqa, SANA- The US-led international coalition killed 78 civilians after carrying out airstrikes against residential neighborhoods in Raqqa city during the past 24 hours. Identical local and media sources said Tuesday that the aircrafts of the coalition fired rockets at al-Sakhani and al-Bado alleys and al- Tawasuaeh neighborhood in Raqqa city. The sources added that the airstrikes...
  27. Damascus, SANA – Minister of Public Works and Housing eng. Hussein Arnous discussed with the delegation representing the Russian GAZ group that is specialized in the production of heavy machinery and transportation means bilateral cooperation in the fields of providing and supplying vehicles and engineering equipment needed by the ministry and its companies to help...
  28. This year, a total of 256 Angolan students graduated in Cuba…Granma spoke with some of them and found that almost all defined their studies in Cuba as one of the best experiences of their lives

  29. Continued below is the third and final part of our interview with Dr. José Luis Toledo, president of the National Assembly of People’s Power Commission on Constitutional and Judicial Affairs, and tenured professor at the University of Havana, regarding Cuba’s electoral process

  30. The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents, wishes to express, once again, its solidarity to the refugees who seek to avoid the horrors of war, trying to go to areas without war and mainly in Europe. According to the UNHCR 2016 Global Trends Report, worldwide 22.5 million people were refugees and 2.8 million were asylum-seekers during the last year. At the same time, the IDMC 2016 Global Overview Report, announced that over 40.3 million people were internally displaced as a result of conflict. The continuing humanitarian crisis of the refugees and displaced persons is the result of the imperialistic conflicts and wars. The capitalistic contradictions are solved through wars in which the losers are always the peoples, regardless of who will...
  31. Proposed by Mao Zedong in the 1950s, the Chinese government announced the completion of the mega-structure in September 2016

  32. President Nicolás Maduro announced a World Summit in solidarity with the people of Venezuela to denounce the constant attacks by the United States and the international right against democracy in the South American country

  33. Organized by the Cuban Institute of History, the Second International Symposium “The Cuban Revolution: Origins and Historic Development” will take place in the capital’s International Conference Center October 24-26

  34. Preparations for the coming academic year are advancing as planned across the country, states Minister of Education on a visit to Las Tunas

  35. Not even in the Gulf of Mexico area, where Cuban vessels fish for tuna, does anyone remember a fisherman dying in the jaws of a shark. Quite the opposite. The men who sail among them all year insist that their presence is essential to their fishing

  36. It comes as no surprise that French hotel chain, Accor, one of the ten largest in the world, with over 20 years experience in Cuba, decided to invest in an area known to many as the ultimate paradise

  37. President Raúl Castro sent a message of condolences to King Phillip VI and families of the victims of a terrorist attack in Barcelona, which left at least 13 dead and dozens injured, including five Cuban citizens

  38. In recognition of their outstanding careers and the revolutionary values which have distinguished their leadership within the Federation of Cuban Women, a group of women were awarded the August 23 Distinction, yesterday August 17, a few days prior to the 57th anniversary of the organization's founding

  39. The World Federation of Trade Unions, which is the militant voice of 92 million workers in 126 countries in the five continents, stands by the side of the thousands of workers of Misr Spinning and Weaving Company who are on strike for more than a week, protesting against the non-payment of social allowance recently adopted by law. As class oriented world trade union movement, we express our stable solidarity to the working class of Egypt, and call on the workers of the Egyptian Company for Spinning and Weaving to continue their struggle until the attainment of their fair demands.
  40. The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents, strongly denounces the Iberia’s new round of redundancies that aim to cut as much as 955 job positions. This new round of redundancies is announced after other 2 rounds of mass layoffs over the last 4 years, during which 4700 workers lost their jobs. More specifically, 1.600 workers lost their jobs in February of 2014 and 3.100 layoffs took place a year earlier, in March of 2013. According to the announcement, the layoffs would involve voluntary redundancies and early retirement plans. The Spanish airline company, which employed more than 20.000 workers in 2013, dismissed more than 25% of its employees in 4 years’ time. Once more, it is the Iberia’s workers who pay the price for...
  41. The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing more than 92 million workers in 126 countries all over the world, strongly denounces the murderous attacks that took place yesterday in Barcelona and in Cambrils, where many people were killed or injured. We are extending our sincere condolences to the families and friends of the victims. Such murderous attacks take place in the framework of fierce competition of imperialist powers, in the framework of wars and interventions all over the world and aim at terrorizing the peoples and intensifying repressive measures against them, while at the same time they are cultivating fear and xenophobia. As class oriented world trade union movement, we firmly stand by the side of the people of the Spanish State and call on them to intensify their...
  42. September 2 through 12, the 2017 Cuba Lírica Festival will bring together performers from the country’s main companies in celebration of the 55th anniversary of the Cuban lyrical movement

  43. António Guterres, United Nations secretary general called on the international community and its actors to condemn racism and xenophobia “everywhere and every time”

  44. Thousands of members of the Chamba Juvenil program will be trained to harvest fruits, vegetables, legumes as well as raise sheep, goats, and pigs.

  45. Puerto Rican artist, Danny Rivera, is currently recording two albums in Cuba

  46. The conservation and recovery of these ecosystems is among the tasks included in the State Plan for Confronting Climate Change, approved by the Council of Ministers in April

  47. The commitment of Guantánamero's women to the legacies of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro and Vilma Espín was reaffirmed during a ceremony to present August 23 Distinctions to a substantial group of Federation of Cuban Women members

  48. “The stronger the imperialist threat, the more the people will take to the streets and demonstrate that we are a sovereign and dignified people,” Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza stated

  49. The importance of the Che Guevara Studies Center was recognized by the Memory of the World Programme in 2013

  50. For over five years Cuban baseball’s top batter was Osmani Urrutia: the star player from Macagua 8, Las Tunas, and winner of six titles

  51. The World Federation of Trade Unions, on the behalf of its more than 92 million members in 126 countries in the five continents, extends its internationalist solidarity with the people of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. As international class-oriented trade union movement, we strongly condemn the tensions caused by the US government and President Trump as well as the recent decisions of the UN Security Council which impose new sanctions against DPR Korea and its people. It is blatant hypocrisy on the behalf of the US government to threaten the sovereignty of DPR Korea under the pretext of its nuclear program, while at the same time they maintain their own nuclear arsenal, while the military exercises among the USA, South Korea and Japan are constantly increasing in the...
  52. According to the National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI), population aging in the country is expected to steadily increase over the coming years, while the number of young people and adolescents is set to decline

  53. Various social organizations and personalities from different countries around the world are set to participate in the “Third Days of Action Against the Blockade” in Washington D.C, from September 11-1

  54. GranmaInternational shares with our readers some of the Comandante en Jefe's reflections and ideas on issues which impact the world today

  55. Eliodoro Pérez Reyes holds a degree in Agronomy Education and has more than a decade of experience as a political and student leader. He believes that the greatest obligation of Cuban youth is to immortalize the thought of Fidel Castro

  56. The Venezuelan President was accompanied by Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, First Combatant Cilia Flores, and Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla

  57. This August 13, Cubans and Venezuelans paid tribute to the Comandante en Jefe’s exceptional career, as well as to another extraordinary fighter: Hugo Chávez

  58. Fidel’s ideas about respecting rights, legality, and upholding the law, always in consultation with the masses, go back to his years as a student

  59. The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its deep condolences to the families of the victims of the floods. Until now more than 312 people lost their life, while thousands more are still missing and more than 3.000 people are left homeless. For one more time the workers and the poor people are paying the price of the lack of adequate protective measures. The ineffective protective measures result from the capitalistic way of production that ignores peoples’ needs and cares only for the profits. The workers must realize this reality and move on to class oriented militant struggles in order to put pressure on authorities and the governments in every country to safeguard the safety of the people in cases of nature disasters. The Secretariat
  60. The World Federation of Trade Unions, which represents more than 92 million members in 126 countries all over the world, firmly supports the workers of Iraq, who are opposing the new law on social security approved on 1st of August 2017 by the Iraqi cabinet. This law does not meet the international labor standards which protect the rights and needs of workers and retirees and appears to have been based on suggestions of the World Bank to the Iraqi government, pressuring the government to pass it as a pre-condition so that Iraq can receive new loans. According to the Conference of Iraqi Federations and Workers Unions [CIFWU] the new law integrates the Pension and Social Security Fund with the National Pension Fund, raises the retirement age of workers from 63 to 65 in all work sectors,...
  61. The extraordinary contributions of Cuba's healthcare collaboration internationally owes its origins to the thinking of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, the greatest promoter of solidarity with the world's peoples, and advocate of this principle as fundamental to the Revolution's foreign policy, since its very inception

  62. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz laid flowers before the graves of Cuba's national hero José Martí and Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz, in Santiago de Cuba's Santa Ifigenia Cemetery

  63. Bodyguards of Hamma Hammami were removed by the Tunisian government. Hammami is the spokesperson for the Peoples’ Front in Tunisia and he has been receiving death threats for a long time. EMEP strongly condemns this decision by the Tunisian government. Tunisian government will be responsible for any attack that may target Hammami. Hammami is the
  64. In a recent Twitter post, Cuban Ambassador to Spain, Eugenio Martínez, announced that there are now 19 direct weekly flights between the European nation and Cuba

  65. The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents, condemns the increasing phenomenon of imprisonments, based on the expression of people’s opinion in Thailand. The incidents of attacks against freedom of speech is an overt violation of the rights of the people of Thailand. Those practices mainly undermine the action of the working class and aim to the subjugation and manipulation of the popular strata, minimizing the possibility of the class oriented struggles. The international class oriented trade union movement denounces these phenomena which are integral parts of the generalized anti-labour policy. The WFTU expresses its solidarity to the working class and the people of Thailand and demands the immediate release of all the political...
  66. Thousands of residents of Santiago celebrated the 91st anniversary of the birth of Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro Ruz with an extensive program of activities, including a tribute at the stone monument that guards his ashes in the Santa Ifigenia cemetery

  67. WFTU World Working Youth Congress November 2nd -3rd 2017, Rome Italy Dear Colleagues, The World Federation of Trade Unions in its 17th World Trade Union Congress made one more step in analyzing the situation and the problems of the working youth. The youth as the new shift of the working class faces today the problems of the working class but also other particular problems related to its age and particular needs. The working youth must be in the heart of action of the class oriented trade-unions all over the world. The class-oriented trade-union movement, the WFTU has given and still does much attention to the development of young trade unionists able to lead the working class to victory. The renewal of cadres is necessary so that the eldest and more experienced trade unionists to be...
  68. This article is based on remarks made by the author at the CPUSA National Labor Conference, May 20-21, in Chicago.
    Several crises of contemporary capitalism have reached or are reaching dangerous tipping points. They are rooted in a path of destructive and unsustainable development.
    They include extreme wealth and social inequality, job loss and dislocation from automation, and the existential threat posed by the ecological crisis.
    These interconnected crises are impacting everything and (...)

    - International Communist and Labor Press / ,...
  69. Fidel placed particular emphasis on the development of Cuban culture from the very first years of the Revolution

  70. Raúl Castro’s words, as early as 1959, summed up the significance of Fidel’s example and his lasting presence among the Cuban people

  71. The Tory government is preparing to bind workers and a future Labour government with EU market and competition rules after Britain leaves the EU, according to the Communist Party.

    'Big business is putting huge pressure on Prime Minister May and her negotiating team to reach a settlement with the EU that would prevent any form of democratic intervention in the economy through an alternative economic and political strategy', International Secretary John Foster told the party's Political Committee on Wednesday evening (August 2).

    He warned that any transitional or post-exit treaty with the EU that accepted existing single market or customs union rules and institutions would outlaw policies to support industry, control capital, regulate trade or

  72. The Communist Party of Britain has welcomed the results of last Sunday's referendum in Venezuela to create a Constituent Assembly under article 347 of that country's democratically adopted constitution.

  73. The Communist Party of Canada condemns the latest flagrant violation of the national sovereignty of Venezuela by Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland. Going far beyond the bounds of diplomacy, Minister Freeland attacked the July 30 voting to elect a Constituent Assembly which will have powers to resolve the political crisis in Venezuela. The Liberal government’s [...]
  74. Le Parti communiste du Canada condamne la dernière et flagrante violation de la souveraineté nationale du Venezuela par la ministre des Affaires étrangères, Chrystia Freeland. Outrepassant de loin les limites de la diplomatie, la ministre Freeland s’est attaquée au scrutin du 30 juillet visant à élire une assemblée constituante qui aura le pouvoir de résoudre [...]
  75. Two shipwrecks were reported off the coast of Libya on Tuesday, 9 May. They exacted a terrible toll: 11 dead, 230 missing, and 57 survivors.
    Some 50 survivors were rescued Sunday. They were taken to Pozzallo, in the southern part of Sicily.
    photo: Iker Pastor/Anadolu Agency/AFP
    The flood of migrants and its attendant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean have not abated. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), since May 5th over 6,000 people have crossed the sea (...)

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  76. France's Front National is holding a "refoundation seminar" this weekend. For the political scientist Jean-Yves Camus, it will have a "cathartic function", after disappointing electoral results, but “the party is in no danger”.
    Photo : Iris
    Jean-Yves Camus, politologue, spécialiste de l'extrême droite.
    Huma: After defeat in the presidential and legislatives elections, what are the objectives of the party's [senior] activists?
    JEAN-YVES CAMUS After two electoral defeats, this seminar has a (...)

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  77. In its endeavour to create a political regime defined by a one-man state characterised by oppression, violence and prohibition, the AKP Government has been responsible for all sorts of lawlessness. Including the arrest of politicians, elected officials, journalists and defenders of human rights; the closure of newspapers, magazines, television channels and radio channels; and the
  78. Bike-sharing firm Ofo recently established its own Communist Party of China (CPC) committee and held its first meeting for its Party member employees, a significant move that shows that Party units are now represented in the country's cutting-edge economic fields.
    Ofo currently has 167 Party members and CEO Dai Wei heads up their CPC committee, according to a statement the company sent to the Global Times on July 6.
    Besides Ofo, live streaming website established a Party branch (...)

    - International Communist and Labor Press
  79. The Communist Party of Canada condemns the federal Liberal government’s June announcement of its plan to increase military spending by 70% over the next ten years. This massive militarization means the government is committing to increase its already significant role in military interventions and full-scale wars around the world, further escalating imperialism’s drive towards world [...]
  80. On Thursday, Unicef's Innocenti Research Centre published a report on the well-being of children in developed countries. France's results were mixed.
    With repect to education, France comes in 14th place
    Photo : Martin Bureau/AFP
    Children's well-being in developed countries differs. The report published on Thursday by Unicef's Innocenti Research Centre shows there is still a lot of inequality in the 41 countries of the EU and the OECD. The research was based on nine criteria such as health, (...)

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  81. Bill C-59, the Liberals’ new national security legislation, is a cleaned up continuation of the Tories’ infamous and draconian Bill C-51, which the Liberals promised to significantly amend if elected in 2015. In fact they voted for C-51 despite mass country-wide protests against the Bill before and during the election. Their promises to amend it [...]
  82. A Political Solution to the Crisis is Possible and Urgent US President Donald Trump’s threatening statements regarding the DPRK and its missile tests this week are a serious danger to peace in the region and in the world. President Trump and his administration are not the world’s policeman, and have no right to threaten “punishment” [...]
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