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Right-wing Paranoia about Iran-Venezuela Ties

Right-wing Paranoia about Iran-Venezuela Ties

Seeing a wind farm in Paraguaná, the Right says . . .“Look at how Chávez has camouflaged Iranian missiles.” Victor Nieto is a cartoonist in Venezuela.  His cartoons frequently appear in Aporrea and Rebelión among other sites.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).  See, also, Eva Golinger, “Washington Plans Further Actions against […]

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Welcome to Lebanon

  “Making Memories!” 80 percent of domestic workers are not allowed to leave the house. “Shopping Paradise!” 85 percent of domestic workers are not allowed a regular day off. “Sea & Sun!” 56 percent of private beaches limit access for migrant workers. Directed by Jowe Harfouche.  Actresses: Rahel Abebe, Priya Subedi, Michelle Cafarelle, Lioba Hirsch, […]

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Empire and Its Suckerfish

Empire and Its Suckerfish

Among the empire’s suckerfish in Venezuela are Democratic Action (AD), the Independent Electoral Political Organization Committee (COPEI), For Social Democracy (PODEMOS), Justice First (Primero Justicia), Fatherland for All (PPT), and NGOs. . . . Victor Nieto is a cartoonist in Venezuela.  His cartoons frequently appear in Aporrea and Rebelión among other sites. var idcomments_acct = […]

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Ohio: Workers Deliver Nearly 1.3 Million Signatures to Repeal SB5

Today, thousands of Ohioans marched in downtown Columbus to the Ohio Secretary of State office to deliver 1,298,301 signatures to repeal Senate Bill 5, the vicious attack on workers’ rights.  1,298,301 is more than five times the number required to put the citizens’ veto on the November referendum. The People’s Parade Rally against SB5 Delivering […]

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Washington Plans Further Actions against Venezuela

The US government has been increasing aggressive actions against the Chavez administration in an attempt to isolate the major petroleum-producing nation and aid in ousting the Venezuelan President. During a hearing last Friday, June 24, in the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives regarding “Sanctionable Activities in Venezuela,” Democrats and Republicans requested the […]

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Public Spending on Education in India

The failure of the Indian state more than six decades after Independence to provide universal access to quality schooling and to ensure equal access to higher education among all socio-economic groups and across gender and region must surely rank among the more dismal and significant failures of the development project in the country.  It is […]

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Libya: NATO

Libya: NATO’s Democracy

  NATO — Burying the Libyan People in a Coffin Labeled “Democracy” Gervasio Umpiérrez is a cartoonist based in Montevideo, Uruguay.  This cartoon was published on his blog on 16 June 2011; it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes.  Translation by Yoshie Furuhashi (@yoshiefuruhashi | yoshie.furuhashi [at] gmail.com).  Cf. Peter Hart, “Libya’s Lousy PR” […]

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Brazil: Real GDP Growth

Brazil: Key Economic Trends during and since the Recession

Brazil’s first quarter GDP shows continued expansion, driven by manufacturing and private consumption.  The economy grew at an annualized rate of 5.4 percent in the first quarter, and over the last four quarters it has grown 4.2 percent.  The two sectors that have had the strongest recovery since the recession, minerals extraction and finance, both […]

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Severe Accident Management Guidelines for Nuclear Reactors

The disaster at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant in Japan prompted some people to contend that since U.S. reactors have Severe Accident Management Guidelines (SAMGs) they are less susceptible to disaster. A recent NRC audit of SAMGs at the nation’s nuclear power plants, however, suggests otherwise.  One of the lessons from the 1979 Three Mile […]

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No to Military Trials in Egypt

No to Military Trials in Egypt

Carlos Latuff is a Brazilian cartoonist.  Cf. Mohannad Sabry, “New Egypt?  7,000 Civilians Jailed since Mubarak Fell” (McClatchy Newspapers, 13 June 2011); “In the first three weeks of June, at least 22 workers and farmers have been interrogated by the military prosecutor and/or referred to military courts, according to the Awlad el-Ard NGO. . . […]

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Greece: Organize, Counterattack!

“The Peoples Have the Power and Never Surrender.  Organize, Counterattack!” was the slogan written in Greek and in English on the banner that the All Workers’ Militant Front (PAME) hung from the Acropolis on 27 June, on the eve of the 48-hour strike against the barbaric anti-people measures of the social-democratic government, the EU, and […]

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