Monthly Archives: September 2013

Agostinho Neto forged not only a consciousness, but the instrument of the struggle…Fidel

Originally posted on JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba:
91st anniversary of the birth of Agostinho Neto António Agostinho Neto was born on September 17, 1922.  He served as the first President of Angola (1975–1979), after having led the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA)…

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They Are Not ‘Delinquents’! (CNTE / Mexico)

In Mexico City, there are thousands of teachers standing up to the government. Around Mexico, there are hundreds of thousands. And the amount of support for them and opposition to the government is growing day by day. Yesterday, I met … Continue reading

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No Son Delincuentes (CNTE / México)

En la Ciudad de México, hay miles de maestros manifestando contra el gobierno. En el país, hay cientos de miles. Y reciben más apoyo cada día, mientras el gobierno lo pierde. Ayer, conocí un grupo de maestros de la CNTE. … Continue reading

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Message from the Five Heroes

Originally posted on JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba:
To the conscience of the world and the U.S. people: FIFTEEN years ago today, September 12, 1998, the brutality of five simultaneous arrests burst into our homes to initiate one of…

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Chile: 40 years on from Pinochet’s coup, impunity must end

Originally posted on JSC: Jamaicans in Solidarity with Cuba:
Chilean General Augusto Pinochet took power in a coup d’etat in Chile on 11 September 1973. Source:  Amnesty International Thousands of torture survivors and relatives of those disappeared during General Augusto…

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Chile’s 9/11 – The 1973 Coup

The fall in global copper prices hit Chile hard. Its fiscal deficit rose, and Allende announced the country would have to default on international debts. Inflation, already high before his presidency, was not controlled.   Allende’s policies made powerful enemies. … Continue reading

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Allende and Chile’s Democratic Revolution – 1970-73

Salvador Allende Gossens, born in 1908, was a physician and politician who would become the first Marxist to become president of a Latin American country through open elections. He was involved in politics for nearly forty years, running for the … Continue reading

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Mexico Stands Up – #1SMx

Today, September 1st 2013, roughly 50,000 protesters have been out in the streets of Mexico City to protest against the educational and energy reforms of President Peña Nieto and the Mexican Congress. As can be seen in images on Twitter, … Continue reading

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No To Military Intervention In Syria

“Violence brings one thing More and more of the same” Michael Franti & Spearhead – Bomb The World I’m fairly sure all those ideological opposed to military intervention in Syria want to see an end to innocent people dying. In … Continue reading

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Indonesia’s US-backed Impunity

The Dutch controlled Indonesia from about 1800 until the Second World War, when the Japanese occupied the Indonesian islands and supported the nationalist movements in their fight against Dutch colonialism. After the war had finished, nationalist hero Sukarno became the … Continue reading

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