Archive | October, 2011

  • Poverty in Saudi Arabia

      Feras Bugnah is a filmmaker in Saudi Arabia.  Cf. Carlos Latuff, “Free Feras Bugnah, Filmmaker Arrested for Exposing Poverty in KSA” (MRZine, 18 October 2011). | Print  

  • The Two Venezuelas

    Yesterday I spoke about the time when Venezuela was an ally of the US empire and the country where Posada Carriles and Orlando Bosch carried out their plans for the brutal in-flight bombing of a Cuban plane that caused the death and disappearance of all people aboard, including the youth fencing team that had just […]

  • Indignant in the USA

    Victor Nieto is a cartoonist in Venezuela. var idcomments_acct = ‘c90a61ed51fd7b64001f1361a7a71191’; var idcomments_post_id; var idcomments_post_url; | Print

  • #OWS, Times Square, and the Global Labor Movement

    “I’m just a soccer mom.  Well, a swimming mom, if you want to be exact.”  This is how the middle-aged women holding up the “Worked 1973-2003” sign at Saturday’s Occupy Wall Street rally at Times Square described herself to me.  She stood next to a young boy leaning against his dad, the son holding up […]

  • Free Feras Bugnah, Filmmaker Arrested for Exposing Poverty in KSA

    Carlos Latuff is a Brazilian cartoonist.  Cf. Feras Bugnah, ; and Hussam Aldrewesh, . الفقر | Print

  • Iran’s Massive Banking Scandal

    What’s the origin of the Islamic Republic’s biggest banking scandal? The financial conglomerate Amir Mansour Arya Investment Development Company allegedly procured several letters of credit from domestic banks totaling $2.8 billion — far above the company’s available collateral.  The Arya Group, founded by Amir Mansour Khosravi and now controlled by his son Mah-Afarid, controlled around […]

  • The Will of Steel (part 2)

    A will of iron   (Part 2) WHEN, in 1976, the most serious terrorist acts were committed against Cuba, in particular the in-flight sabotage of a Cuban airliner which had departed from Barbados with 73 persons aboard – among them pilots, flight attendants and auxiliary personnel offering their services to the airline, the complete juvenile fencing […]

  • Europe in Crisis: Interview with Yanis Varoufakis

      “My experience of the last year and half during the acceleration of this crisis is that the worst enemy of reason and progress are social democratic parties.  I say this painfully.  There’s no glee in this statement.”  — Yanis Varoufakis The Mess We’re In . . . The Future of Greece A Solution to […]

  • Libya

      Rolando Segura is a TeleSur reporter.  He was TeleSur’s Libya correspondent till shortly after the fall of Tripoli.  This documentary film was shown at the headquarters of the Union of Journalists of Cuba on 7 October 2011.   var idcomments_acct = ‘c90a61ed51fd7b64001f1361a7a71191’; var idcomments_post_id; var idcomments_post_url; | Print  

  • Pushing the World into the Ring

    Uncle Sam, still pushing the world into the ring of multiple conflicts. . . . Hamid Karout is a Syrian cartoonist.  This cartoon was first published in Tishreen on 17 October 2011; it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes. | Print

  • John Bellamy Foster at Occupy Eugene

      At the rally for Occupy Eugene, 15 October 2011 Photo by Rob Sydor Photo by Mickey Stellavato John Bellamy Foster is the editor of Monthly Review.  He is the author of What Every Environmentalist Needs to Know about Capitalism(with Fred Magdoff), The Ecological Rift, The Ecological Revolution, The Great Financial Crisis, Marx’s Ecology, Ecology […]

  • Message of Support to Workers in Greece on the Eve of the 48-hour General Strike

    We follow the struggle of the class-oriented labour movement in Greece. The struggle of PAME constitutes an integral part of our own struggle.  We express our solidarity with the strike of 48 hours, in this battle and struggle against the barbaric measures that are being promoted in Greece, such as the abolition of collective agreements, […]

  • The Will of Steel (part 1)

    THE WILL OF STEEL (Part One) Two days ago on Friday October 14th, Granma and Juventud Rebelde, the Communist Party and Youth League newspapers, published a brave and energetic message from Rene Gonzalez, Hero of the Republic, to the people of Cuba, after the odious and unfair 13-year punishment had finished, separately, like the other […]

  • Production Begins on Empire’s New Script “Iranian Conspiracy”

    Victor Nieto is a cartoonist in Venezuela. var idcomments_acct = ‘c90a61ed51fd7b64001f1361a7a71191’; var idcomments_post_id; var idcomments_post_url; | Print

  • Global Revolution

      Iván Lira is a Venezuelan artist. | Print  

  • Aerial Views of Sol, #15O

    “#15O surpasses all expectations, attracting more indignant people than #15M.” — Bea Burgos Puerta del Sol, Madrid Video by Juan Luis Sánchez Video by Mónica López Cf. <>.  The above is one of the actions for #globalchange taken in 951 cities in 82 countries on 15 October 2011. var idcomments_acct = ‘c90a61ed51fd7b64001f1361a7a71191’; var idcomments_post_id; var […]

  • Martin Feldstein Strikes Out Again: Big Time

    Harvard economics professor Martin Feldstein, who made himself famous by predicting in 1993 that Clinton tax increases would not raise any revenue, strikes out big time in his proposal for the housing market in the New York Times.  He tells readers: House prices are continuing to fall because of the wave of foreclosures; That consumers […]

  • The “Convergence of Interests” in the Arab Revolts

      In the wars currently waged on the backs of the Arab revolutions, one particular term stands out in the lexicon of Arab politicians and their columnist and media acolytes: the phrase “convergence of interests,” which has made a big comeback. In Tunisia, liberals of the worst kind, and Islamists of the opportunist variety, have […]

  • Iranian “Plots” and American Hubris

    Calls by Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary Hillary Clinton to “unite the world in the isolation of and dealing with the Iranians,” in response to an alleged Iranian plot to kill Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador in Washington, reflect a hubristic misapprehension of reality. The Obama Administration mistakenly believes it can exploit the accusations for strategic […]

  • Elections in Egypt: To Each Opportunist His Own

    Yara Kassem is a cartoonist in Cairo, Egypt.  This cartoon was circulated via her Twitter account on 14 October 2011; it is reproduced here for non-profit educational purposes.  Cf. “Egyptian elections sound increasingly like a disaster in the making” (Blake Hounshell, 13 October 2011); “Egypt’s Communist Party to Boycott Parliamentary Elections” (Ahram Online, 13 […]