Thursday, 29. June 2017

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  1. U.S. insurance company American International Group (AIG) became the latest victim of the arbitrary policy, after being fined over 148,698 USD

  2. Source: WOLA Newsletter / The Dawn News / June 2017 Dear All, Today we write you to ask that you intervene in the following human rights situations: AFRODES Leader Bernardo Cuero Bravo Assassinated; Others Remain at Risk On June 7, Bernardo Cuero Bravo, treasurer of the National Association of Displaced […]
  3. Moscow, SANA-Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday that Moscow will respond, in an appropriate way, to the US threats and provocations against Syria, adding “those accusations are not new and the Americans have claimed such things without any evidence.” in reference to chemical weapons accusations. “We call on Washington to stop searching for...
  4. Source: Correo del Orinoco / The Dawn News / June The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, convoked the revolutionary people to claim themselves as constitutional popular insurgency, if something should happen to him or to the Bolivarian Government, to rescue the Constitution, peace and true democracy, […]
  5. Homs, SANA – Authorities on Wednesday seized different amounts of weapons and ammunition, some of which are Israeli-made, near al-Ber Hospital in al-Waer neighborhood in Homs province. The weapons have been discovered as the Syrian army continued its combing operations in al-Waer neighborhood after it was cleared of weapons and gunmen. 240-mm mortar launcher, anti-tank missiles, explosive...
  6. Media analyst Joe Emersberger takes apart recent international media coverage of Venezuela, which is openly siding with the country’s opposition in portraying the government as a dictatorship
  7. Source: TeleSur TV / The Dawn News / June 28, 2017 A man hijacked a helicopter then lobbed 4 grenades at the Supreme Court building, where 80 people were working. Venezuela’s Foreign Minister Samuel Moncada said Tuesday’s attack on the capital was an “act of terrorism” and criticized North American, […]
  8. By: Alberto Lovera / Source: ML Today / The Dawn News /June, 2017 Since early April this year, Venezuelans have been suffering the consequences of violent street protests, resulting in more than 60 deaths, hundreds more injured and millions of dollars in value in the destruction of public and private […]
  9. Damascus, SANA- In new violation of the memorandum on de-escalation zones, the armed groups targeted with rocket shells Mhardeh power station, 25 km north of Hama city, breaking it off. Assistant Director of Transport and Power Generation Corporation Fawaz al-Daher told SANA that due to the attack, the station went out of service and a...
  10. Aleppo, Quneitra, SANA-A person was injured Wednesday in a terrorist attack with rocket shells on Halab al-Jadidah and al-Zahra neighborhoods in Aleppo, in a new violation of the memorandum on de-escalation zones. A police source told SANA that the armed groups launched 4 rocket shells on Halab al-Jadidah and al-Zahra neighborhoods, inuring a person and...
  11. Provicnes, SANA – Army units, supported by the Syrian Air Force, engaged in heavy clashes with ISIS terrorists on the southern axis of Deir Ezzor city, inflicting heavy losses upon their ranks and equipment. SANA reporter in Deir Ezzor said that army units clashed with terrorist groups in the area surrounding the 137 Brigade, al-Panorama...
  12. Founded in 1998 in the city of Ciego de Ávila, in the center of the island, the Pauyet group is one of the most outstanding symbols of Cuban metalsmithing

  14. Damascus, SANA – A government delegation, headed by Prime Minister Imad Khamis, inspected on Wednesday the current preparations by various government bodies to launch the 59th edition of Damascus International Fair due to be held next August. Premier Khamis listened to detailed explanation of the accomplished works in connection with the booking of spaces for...
  15. Deir Ezzor, SANA – Warplanes of the US coalition conducted on Wednesday intensive sorties on al-Dablan village in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, leaving over 40 civilians dead in their wake. Local and media sources gave identical reports that warplanes of the US-led coalition carried out raids on civilians’ houses in al-Dablan village, located...
  16. Moscow, SANA – Russian Foreign Ministry warned on Wednesday the US of taking further measures in Syria in violation of the UN Charter, adding that allegations made by the White House that Syria could be preparing a chemical attack is as an “invitation” for terrorists and the so called “opposition” to launch a provocation using chemical...
  17. The resolution calls for rejecting any policy that violates the principles of international law, the UN Charter, or that of the Latin American and Caribbean Parliament

  18. Bolivia's Foreign Minister, Fernando Huanacuni Mamani, makes official visit to Cuba

  19. The TUI HOTOUR which represents the workers in tourism and hospitality sectors in different countries all over the world, in cooperation with WFTU, are organizing an International Trade Union Conference on “Dignified Work for Tourism &Hospitality Workers” on 3 – 4 of July in Cairo, Egypt, in order to discuss about dignified work and the workers’ rights in this important sector. The General Trade Union of Hotel and Tourism Workers in Egypt is the host organization and delegates from various countries are expected to attend this meaningful initiative.
  20. Damascus, SANA – Temperatures will continue to rise to become over average by 5 to 8 degrees, as the country is affected by the Indian seasonal superficial low air pressure accompanied by a high air pressure in the upper layers of the atmosphere. The Meteorology Department expected in its Wednesday bulletin that the skies will...
  21. The Forum saw the participation of 10 companies, during which representatives also discussed licensing Cuban products for the Russian market; supporting scientific projects; technology transfers; and the establishment of joint ventures between the two counties

  22. For a decade now, teenage pregnancies are significant within the total fertility rate. Demographic statistics reveal that mothers under 20 years of age account for 15 out of every 100 births, and this rate has remained stable over the last several years

  23. For decades, Cuba has recognized her work, dignity, and accomplishments in Norceca volleyball, as the Northern and Central American and Caribbean regional confederation is known

  24.   Source: La Tribuna / Criterio / The Dawn news / June 23, 2017 The father of one of the 20 students of the National Autonomous University of Honduras (UNAH) who are being tried by the judicial system was shot to death. Roberto Antonio Gómez was the father of Johan […]
  25. The holding of a colloquium on Fidel’s environmental thought will be one of the main highlights of the opening day of the International Convention on Environment and Development, set to take place in the Havana International Conference Center July 3-7

  26.   Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / June 15, 2017   In a clear episode of criminalization of popular organizations, coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the Curuguaty massacre, agents of the Public Ministry searched the headquarters of the National Coordination of Farmer and Indigenous Working Women (Conamuri) […]
  27.   Source: Telesur / The Dawn News / June 23, 2017   On June 20, the surrender of arms began in a progressive way and on the 27th an act will be carried on were the president Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the FARC-EP, Timochenko, will participate The […]
  28. Source: Nueva Trinchera / The Dawn News / June 23, 2017 Since last April 1, the Venezuelan rights has begun to implement a series of actions to try to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro once again. To this end, they have implemented a series of actions to unleash a […]
  29. By: Julio Gambina / Source: La Haine / The Dawn News / June 21, 2017 This week, the Treasury Department reported the financial investments of June 14 for 75.000 million AR$ (4.8 billion dollars) and 1.4 billion dollars. These are composed by 500 million dollars in Treasury Bills (which expire […]
  30. The NEHAWU 11th National Congress continues today, June 27th under the slogans  NEHAWU 11 congress: Strengthen workplace organizations -Deepen class consciousness – Advance internationalism and WFTU: With the working class in the vanguard – Against imperialist wars and capitalist barbarism. For socialism. Today, Hariharan Mahadevan WFTU Deputy General Secretary, Artur Sequeira President of the WFTU TUI PS&A and member of the WFTU Secretariat and Sidumo Dlamini COSATU President addressed the Congress. In his speech the Deputy General Secretary underlined the long history of the WFTU and the African Trade Union Movement, the dirty role of ITUC in benefit of the monopolies and the imperialists and the need for the trade-union movement to struggle against the capitalist...
  31. The 14th International Congress on Sugar Cane and its Derivatives opened in Havana yesterday, June 26, with the attendance of José Ramón Machado, second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers

  32. The Argentina-Cuba Friendship House is located at No. 255 Yrigoyen Street in the Argentine municipality of Bahía Blanca, and works to cultivate solidarity with Cuba and its Revolution, in its efforts to achieve social justice throughout Latin America

  33. The People's Assembly have announced what will be a huge National Demonstration against the Tories and their allies... under the title

    "Not One Day More"

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  34. Welsh Communists are urging all workers, trade unionists and socialists to unite in a 'mass movement of action' to secure another General Election as soon as possible.

  35. The organization reiterated its demand for an end to interventionist actions by the United States “which continually attempts to frustrate the progress of the Cuban Revolution and isolate the nation through a criminal blockade imposed for over five decades”

  36. Havana recently hosted the 13th Cuba-Spain Rectors Meeting, during which participants reviewed university collaboration, academic cooperation and approved the Cuba-Spain Strategic Alliance

  37. This is the story of Georyana and her daughter Elizabeth, a family supported by the Revolution’s social assistance system

  38. A year and five months ago the indigenous leader of the Tupac Amaru neighborhood association, Milagro Sala, was arrested at her home in Argentina for alleged “incitement to commit crimes and public disturbance”

  39. Students, workers and residents of the province honored Ernesto Guevara during a tour of work, education and service centers in Villa Clara

  40. Workers’ leaders from 13 countries representing the five continents, gathered at the Brussels International Trade Union Meeting, reiterated their solidarity with the heroic Cuban people and demanded an end to the criminal U.S. blockade against the island

  41. Imagine, just for a minute, if Havana didn’t have a Malecón. Try to picture the city without this wide six-lane avenue and long wall which stretches for eight kilometers along the capital’s northern coastline…

  42. The 11th National Congress of NEHAWU kicked off today on June 26th with great success. In the Congress hunfreds of delegates are taking part and very important resolutions for the future of the class-oriented trade union movement in S. Africa will be taken. The WFTU is present in the congress with a high level delegation headed by Hariharan Mahadevan from AITUC-India WFTU Deputy General Secretary, Vincent Kapenga member of the WFTU Presidential Council from CTP-D.R. Congo, Anda Anastasaki General Coordinator of WFTU Central Offices and on behalf of  WFTU TUI PS&A, its president Artur Sequeira member of the WFTU Secretariat.
  43. By all major indications, the peace negotiations between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) headed by President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the revolutionary forces represented by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) are heading for the rocks, despite the strong clamor for these negotiations by the public and a broad range of peace advocates and despite the patient and efficient third party role of the Royal Norwegian Government (RNG) as facilitator.

    The post Peace Negotiations Between Duterte Regime and Revolutionary Forces Head for the Rocks appeared first on NDFP.

  44. With great success concluded today, 25th of June 2017 the International Trade Union Meeting in the framework of the 2 day anti-imperialistic initiative of PAME in Thessaloniki with the participation of WFTU and trade unionists of the region of Balkans and the Mediterranean. Yesterday a huge and militant demonstration flooded the streets of the city before arriving at the premises of NATO in Thessaloniki, where the workers demanded the closing of the premises. Today during the International Trade Union Meeting the workers of various countries and sectors had the opportunity to reiterate their solidarity with the peoples of Syria, Palestine and other countries who suffer from imperialist interventions, and agreed to continue even more dynamically their struggle for a world without wars,...
  45. Since yesterday, Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza and the Malacañang spokesperson have issued separate statements impugning the revolutionary forces' seriousness to talk peace citing military actions of the New People's Army (NPA) in Mindanao and elsewhere which they claim "disrupts the conducive and enabling environment" for peace talks. It denigrates as well the NDFP Negotiating Panel and questions its representation of the revolutionary forces.

    The post On OPAPP statement concerning NPA military actions appeared first on NDFP.

  46. The WFTU participated in the great manifestation of PAME, Greece that took place yesterday, on 24th of June 2017 in Thessaloniki, in the framework of the two-day anti-imperialist initiative of PAME under the slogan: “With the workers of all countries for a world without exploitation, wars, refugees.” Today, on the 25th of June, the initiative continues with an international Trade Union Meeting where trade unions from the Balkan and the Mediterranean region are taking part. The WFTU General Secretary, George Mavrikos, greeted yesterday’s great rally. The President of the Trade Union Organization”SLOGA”, Serbia, Zeljiko Veselinovic, delivered a speech on the behalf of the foreign trade unionists’ delegation.Earlier, WFTU Vice-president Valentin Pacho...
  47. The discredited Organization of American States has been targeting the Bolivarian Revolution for years

  48. The Cuban Union of Computer Scientists (UIC) is ready to hold an international event as part of the organization’s role in the computerization of society

  49. Pride 2017 Statement from the Communist Party of Canada and the Young Communist League In 2017, Pride events across Canada take place in a much different context than one short year ago. The election of Donald Trump has encouraged fascists and other reactionaries to emerge from their dark corners and to openly promote hatred in [...]
  50. NDFP Reciprocal Working Committee on Socio Economic Reforms Media Release June 23, 2017 We condemn statements made by various officials of the GRP that try to make it appear that the NPA’s tactical offensive in Maasin, Iloilo on June 18 constitute lack of sincerity towards the peace talks on the part of the NDFP. Such […]

    The post Continuing talks on socio-economic reforms, not impositions of ceasefire, show sincerity in peace talks

 appeared first on NDFP.

  51. Three new photovoltaic parks currently under construction will more than double the amount of electricity generated with the use of solar panels in the province, when they are connected to the national grid this coming September

  52. Granma spoke to Minister of State, Coordinator of Social Affairs and Minister of Education of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, António da Conceição, during an official visit to the island

  53. The National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) issued a statement following the announcements by U.S. President Donald Trump, which mark a step back in relations

  54. Around 200 delegates met from June 20-23 during the 1st International Junior High School Workshop entitled “For an inclusive school”

  55. Accustomed to struggling and resisting, we Cuban women state to U.S. President  Donald Trump, that we do not accept walls, intervention or threats from anybody, and much less from those who wish to disregard the legacy which has sustained and motivated us for centuries

  56. The General Customs of the Republic of Cuba continues to work hard to effectively combat drug smuggling and other illegal activities

  57. Border Brigade First Lieutenant Yaisis Isaac del Río, who works with the Young Communist League, was elected as the Eastern Army's direct delegate to the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students

  58. The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents, expresses its solidarity with the fair demands of the working class of Thailand against the amendment of the National Health Security Act and all its provisions that increase the inequality and create obstacles in the access of the popular strata and poor people to the public health system. The public health is an absolute priority of the WFTU and the international class oriented trade union movement. We struggle for a modern, public and quality health system with policies of prevention and healthcare infrastructure that cover the entire population. We fight for public and free medical care and accessible and quality medicines for all. We call the workers in every continent and every county of the...
  59. The United Nations Security Council on June 21st welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism, as well as the serious challenges posed by transnational organized crime in Africa’s restive Sahel region. Also by that text, the Council urged the joint force of up to 5,000 military and police personnel, as well as the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali and French forces in that country to ensure adequate coordination and exchange of information regarding their operations, within their respective mandates. The text of the Decision was proposed by France and USA, this development comes just 4 days after the G20-Africa Partnership Conference in...
  60. While the djihadists of Daesh (ISIS) are under siege in their two ``capitals'', tensions are mounting between the different forces present on the terrain. At risk, not only the future of two cities, but also of the nation-states as they presently exist.
    Several non-governmental organisations have expressed their fears in face of risks encountered by the inhabitants of Mosul, themselves under siege and lacking everything.
    Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP
    In Mosul, the combat against Daesh has (...)

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  61. On February 19, 2016, Bulu Roy Chowdhury, a National Council member of the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), member of National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW), All India Youth Federation( AIYF), All India Students Federation (AISF) and champion of the oppressed, former Lady Irwin School (LIS ), Delhi, student (1951), passed on in the town of Tiruvananthapuram which she had made her home for many years. The Hindu in its obituary mentioned that, “ Ms. Chowdhury played an active role (...)

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  62. As expected, Cuba’s men’s boxing team dominated the American Boxing Confederation (AMBC) Continental Championships with a solid performance by its representatives, who secured eight gold and two silver medals in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

  63. The Venezuelan Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Samuel Moncada, thanked Caribbean countries June 19 for their solidarity, which put a stop to the interventionist aims of this regional body against this South American nation

  64. Cuba’s Adult and Youth Education Program (EJA) is one of the most significant in terms of social impact

  65. On National Aboriginal Day, June 21, the Communist Party of Canada sends our warmest greetings to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We take this important occasion to renew our solidarity with the resistance against the expansion of resource extraction industries on traditional indigenous territories, and with all those who stand for an end [...]
  66. June 26-30, across the country, neighborhood constituency commissions will be constituted, to then continue the training process leading up to October elections

  67. Habang nagtatagal ang pagkubkob at pagsakop ng AFP sa Marawi at ang pagpataw ng batas militar sa buong Mindanao, lalong kumakapal ang usok ng disimpormasyon at panlilinlang. Araw-araw ay naglulubid ng buhangin ang mga upisyal-militar, si Duterte at kanyang mga tagapagsalita at tagasulsol sa tangkang tabunan ang katotohanan.

    The post Dinggin ang sigaw ng Marawi at Mindanao appeared first on NDFP.

  68. The Party acknowledges the June 17 statement of GRP Negotiating Panel Chief Silvestre Bello III. The commitment of the GRP expressed therein to proceed with peace negotiations with the NDFP is a welcome development and is well appreciated by the revolutionary forces.

    The post CPP welcomes GRP commitment to continue talks; calls for immediate end to destruction of Marawi and Mindanao Martial Law appeared first on NDFP.

  69. On June 20, members of the European Parliament took another step toward rapprochement between the regional bloc and Cuba, after adopting the first ever bilateral cooperation agreement between the European Union and Caribbean nation

  70. Press conference by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, minister of Foreign Relations of Cuba, in Vienna, Austria, June 19, 2017, Year 59 of the Revolution

  71. The change in policy toward Cuba, announced June 16 by U.S. President Donald Trump, implies a setback in bilateral relations • Granma shares opinions and analysis from both sides of the Florida Straits

  72. The statements issued by GRP DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, a publicly identified lackey of US imperialism, and Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella in connection with the raid of a police station in Maasin, Iloilo, by the NPA are baseless, unfair and unwarranted.

    The post Lorenzana and Abella are out of bounds appeared first on NDFP.

  73. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Minister, received the Honorable Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who is making an official working visit to Cuba

  74. The Communist Party of the Philippines just learned of the passing of Charles Boylan, a communist and a comrade. We send our sincerest condolences to his partner Donna Petersen, his family, and to the Marxist-Leninist Party of Canada.

    The post CPP salutes Canadian champion of the working people appeared first on NDFP.

  75. During his visit to Agusan del Norte last June 17, 2017, the US regime declared that 75% of NPA members are Lumad. Thus, he said, attention should be given to the Lumad to suppress "insurgency" in Caraga, which continue to be the primary problem of the region. He tried to entice the Lumad to surrender with integration into the reactionary army.

    The post The declaration that 75% of NPA are Lumad is a big lie and deceitful appeared first on NDFP.

  76. We, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), reiterate our previous declaration that we stand firmly with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in opposing and fighting terrorism, terrorist groups and acts of terrorism.

    The post NDFP reiterates declaration opposing and fighting terrorism appeared first on NDFP.

  77. Only 16.9% of breaches of the criminal code committed by American military personnel in Japan last year were brought to court.
    80% of crimes or accidents committed by the American military are never followed up or lead to convictions.
    Toru Yamanaka/AFP
    They incur the anger of the Japanese population but remain unpunished. A year ago, a total of 65,000 people gathered in Naha, the capital of Okinawa, to protest about the rape and murder of a young Japanese girl by a former American (...)

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  78. Maurice Audin, member of the Algerian Communist Party (PCA) since 1950 --- he was 18 years of age at the time --- was arrested by parachutists of the 1st RCP on Tuesday 11 June 1957. He was assassinated, most likely on 21 June, after having been horribly tortured.
    Maurice Audin in the documentary by François Demerliac, La Disparition. Chaya Films et Virtuel/Public Sénat
    The official version is that the young man had escaped while being transferred. But, already in 1957, and even more so (...)

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  79. The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) renders full honors to Baltazar "Bal" Pinguel, the firebrand of the First Quarter Storm! Ka Bal served the people through the national democratic movement as best as he could, in hard struggle and self-sacrifice.

    The post NDFP pays tribute to Baltazar ‘Bal’ Pinguel appeared first on NDFP.

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