Saturday, 19. January 2019
  • Foreign Minister Arreaza discusses new challenges of the Bolivarian Revolution with social movements in New York

    Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza shared with intellectuals, representatives of social movements and members of “The People Forum” in New York on Wednesday to strengthen ties of solidarity with the people and bring the truth of Venezuela to the world.

    During the discussion, the Venezuelan diplomat exposed the struggle of the People and Government of Venezuela in the face of constant attacks from the US and allied countries to break the democracy and sovereignty of the nation.


  • Does Tucker Carlson’s class politics raise any red flags?

    What are we to make of Tucker Carlson’s recent denunciation of free market fundamentalism in a diatribe against Mitt Romney? Has he gone from rallying red state voters to waving the red flag?

    Defending the U.S. withdrawal from Syria, Carlson accurately points out how “for generations, Republicans have considered it their duty to make the world safe for banking, while simultaneously prosecuting ever more foreign wars.” He blasts conservatives and liberals for failing to understand that “culture and economics are inseparably intertwined.”  He questions the racist myth of a “culture of poverty” in inner cities, pointing out that conservative-dominated rural America “looks a lot like Detroit.”  He calls out our “mercenary” leaders and says, provocatively, “If you care about America, you ought to oppose the exploitation of Americans, whether it’s happening in the inner city or on Wall Street.”  He even sneaks in a call for shifting the tax burden off the working class by raising taxes on the rich, and especially on capital gains.


  • Urgent Solidarity Needed with Federal Workers

    DSA’s Democratic Socialist Labor Commission supports the federal workers affected by the government shutdown. Trump is trying to divide the working class as part of his racist agenda, but DSA members who are federal workers are speaking out and building solidarity. You can read their statement below for more on how the shutdown hurts working people, and how you can help stop it.


  • Democratic Socialist Labor Commission (DSLC) Supports LA Teachers

    DSA’s Democratic Socialist Labor Commission (DSLC) stands in solidarity with the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) as they prepare to go on strike. DSA members who are UTLA rank and file members are fighting for the schools their kids deserve, and they need our support now more than ever. Below you can read an open letter from a UTLA teacher and DSA member on how you can support striking teachers today.


  • Greetings on the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution

    Comandante Raúl Castro Ruz, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba:

    On January 1, 2019, the Cuban people will celebrate the 60th Anniversary of your revolutionary triumph.  Millions of struggling people around the world, including in our own country, the United States, will celebrate with you.


  • PSL: For a full withdrawal — U.S. out of the Middle East!

    On December 21, the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) issued a statement on the decision to remove 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria. Not satisfied with this decision, the Party calls for the extension of this decision to include the over 5,000 estimated "contractors" in Syria.


  • Venezuela exhorts the US to respect international law

    The Vice-minister for North America of the People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations, Carlos Ron, emphatically rejected the statement made by the Under Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States, Kimberly Breier, regarding the controversy that arose between the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Cooperative Republic of Guyana.


  • From “Choice” To Justice

    For years, pro-choice feminists equated the right to abortion with reproductive justice. But for scores of women, access to abortion is just one element of a multi-pronged battle. As socialists, we need to join with women of color in the fight for reproductive justice and move away from pro-choice single-issue organizing. The reproductive justice movement will help ground our work in the material conditions of women of color, women with disabilities, and working-class women whose needs are not reflected in the mainstream feminist agenda.


  • Russia rejects US interference in Venezuela

    On Wednesday, the government of the Russian Federation rejected the interventionist policy of the United States over the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, while highlighting the unequal relations exercised by the North American country against the sovereign Latin American nations, promoted by northern political elites and the large media corporations, said the Russian country through the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, María Zajárova, at a press conference.

    In that sense, Zajárova declared that “Venezuela became a target in all senses of the aggression on the part of the United States and in fact, at the time, Russia warned about such practice”.


  • Toward a Left Position on Immigration

    If all you knew about left-wing positions on immigration was what you read in the mainstream press, you’d have very skewed ideas about a very complicated situation.

    Donald Trump has spent millions of taxpayer dollars to “defend” our borders against a nonexistent threat and flooded media with false narratives about people who are in fact fleeing violence and turmoil in their own countries.  Leftists who support the right of people to seek asylum are painted as advocates of “open borders” who would let this country be “overrun” by lawless hordes.


  • Marxism, millennials, and climate change

    “How could there be global warming? It’s 17 degrees out and it’s not even winter.” It was mid-November in Connecticut. The locker room saw men, mostly older, nod their heads in agreement. “Common sense tells you it’s just so much bunk.” The man holding “court” continued while the rest of us changed into our workout clothes.

    Now, what do climatologists tell us?


  • Who is John Bolton? Facts about Donald Trump’s national security adviser

    President Nicolás Maduro warned on Wednesday about new conspiracy plans against Venezuela during a press conference with national and international media from Caracas. He assured that John Bolton, White House National Security Advisor, is involved in a plot to assassinate him, for which he invited the US Charge d’Affaires in the country.

    These complaints, gravely qualified, are based on information from various sources connected to American governmentality, which is why the US Congress and the press should investigate.


  • Venezuela claims to the United States on new coup plans

    On behalf of the Bolivarian Government, the FM of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, delivered a Note of Protest to the charge d’affaires of the United States, James Story, in order to reject the interventionist acts carried out by the US government against the Homeland of Bolívar.

    After the Venezuelan Foreign Minister held a meeting with the representatives of the Diplomatic Corps in the Yellow House Antonio José de Sucre, located in Caracas, held a meeting with the Chargé d’Affaires of the USA, fulfilling the mandate of President Nicolás Maduro, who Last Wednesday urged to correct attitudes of the American Embassy in the internal affairs of Venezuela.


  • President Maduro denounces that Donald Trump’s security adviser executes destabilizing plans against Venezuela

    In a press conference with national and foreign media, the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, offered a balance of the government’s management and made denunciations that point to the destabilization of the National Government by the United States and Colombia government.

    During his speech at the press conference held at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, the Head of State indicated that the conspiratorial plans against his government are focused on two lines such as hiding the truth about Venezuela and accusing the National Government typing it as a dictatorship to generate a spiral of disinformation, conspiracy and plot that triggers destabilization.


  • Comment of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on remarks made by US Secretary of State

    russland aussen340We have taken note of the brash tweet posted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding the training flight of Russian strategic bombers to Venezuela.

    We understand that tweets are not anything binding in the United States and everyone is free to choose whether to cross the line or not. But in this case we are talking about a government official, and so we cannot regard this brazen disregard for diplomatic ethics as unimportant. What the US Secretary of State has tweeted is completed unacceptable, not to say unprofessional.


  • Venezuela whips Pompeo’s statement on the arrival of Russian bombers

    The Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, strongly rejected the statement of the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, regarding the flight of two Supersonic strategic bombers Tu-160 from the Russian Federation to the South American country.


  • Russia reprimands US reaction on arrival of bombers to Venezuela

    The Government of the Russian Federation rebuked the “undiplomatic” statements of the Secretary of State of the United States, Mike Pompeo, regarding the flights of two supersonic strategic bombers Tu-160 to the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela from the Eurasian nation.


  • CP’s of Vietnam and USA meet

    The Communist Party USA enjoys a warm and special relationship with the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) dating back to the American war in Vietnam and the role the CPUSA played in building solidarity, the anti-war movement and supporting the normalization of relations afterward. So, it’s always a special occasion when the two parties meet.


  • Anti-Imperialism and China

    This week has been full of China news, from Presidential tweets and tariffs to theNew York Times seriesChina Rules.”Meanwhile, socialists contend with mixed feelings about what China’s socialist revolution has become. We were therefore especially grateful for the opportunity below to explore these issues from an anti-imperialist perspective. (Eds.)

    Current debates on anti-imperialism must contend not only with the United States, but also with China. As U.S. leftists continue internecine fights over Syria or Nicaragua, Chinese  economic and political power continues to expand: nine-figure investments in Israeli tech companies and arms deals; military bases stretching from Sri Lanka to Djibouti; dubious trade deals with Venezuela and Jamaica.  And China’s turn to neoliberalism is a sui generis chapter in modern history, let alone in the history of the Left.


  • A history making, unity building election

    The Trump-Republican  stranglehold on all branches of the federal government and many state governments including Michigan and Wisconsin has been loosened. The people, determined, delivered the largest turnover in Congress since Watergate. Democrats picked up 38 seats in the House. More than 60% of the new majority are women, people of color and LGBTQ.


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