April 19, 2014
madlovaforlife:

A Palestinian Resistance fighter in Ramallah during an Israeli incursion, 2002. 

madlovaforlife:

A Palestinian Resistance fighter in Ramallah during an Israeli incursion, 2002. 

(via amodernmanifesto)

April 8, 2014
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Maestra: This brief and engaging documentary tells the story of 100,000 Cuban teenagers, most of them girls, who participated in Cuba’s 1961 literacy campaign.
 Historical footage and current-day interviews bring the campaign to life. Most compelling to U.S. students will be the stories of the girls themselves, many of them middle school age, who left their families to take on major responsibilities far away. 
Fifty years later, the brigadistas reminisce about the independence and self-confidence they gained from the great adventure and the trust the country placed in them—in one year, they taught more than 700,000 people to read and write! 
Now available from Women Make Movies: http://bit.ly/1k7v36n 
Photo: Norma and Daysi Guillard, 1961. (Norma Guillard is featured in the film.)
Via Zinn Education Project

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Maestra: This brief and engaging documentary tells the story of 100,000 Cuban teenagers, most of them girls, who participated in Cuba’s 1961 literacy campaign.

Historical footage and current-day interviews bring the campaign to life. Most compelling to U.S. students will be the stories of the girls themselves, many of them middle school age, who left their families to take on major responsibilities far away.

Fifty years later, the brigadistas reminisce about the independence and self-confidence they gained from the great adventure and the trust the country placed in them—in one year, they taught more than 700,000 people to read and write!

Now available from Women Make Movies: http://bit.ly/1k7v36n 

Photo: Norma and Daysi Guillard, 1961. (Norma Guillard is featured in the film.)

Via Zinn Education Project

April 7, 2014
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Memorial for the victims of last year’s Bangladesh factory collapse.
Via Communism

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Memorial for the victims of last year’s Bangladesh factory collapse.

Via Communism

April 5, 2014
fuldagap:

Rafael Arce Zablah Brigade guerrilla of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front.

fuldagap:

Rafael Arce Zablah Brigade guerrilla of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front.

(Source: museo.com.sv, via fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

April 1, 2014
In a truly free country, the masses would have a voice.  But Citizens United, and the entire history of US government, created an oligarchy.  OOPS.  Everything you believe in about the US (if you grew up here) is false.

In a truly free country, the masses would have a voice.  But Citizens United, and the entire history of US government, created an oligarchy.  OOPS.  Everything you believe in about the US (if you grew up here) is false.

(Source: randomness-from-thisoldguy, via reagan-was-a-horrible-president)

March 31, 2014
Venezuela: Amnesty lets down human rights defenders | Green Left Weekly

amodernmanifesto:

In a recent article, Amnesty International accused the Venezuelan government of a “witch hunt” when a right-wing opposition mayor Daniel Ceballos was arrested.

However, Amnesty has yet to use such strong language against the five weeks of human rights violations people in Venezuela have suffered at the hands of violent opposition sectors. The “witch hunt” term demonises the people’s right to bring such criminals to justice.

In its March 20 statement, “Venezuela: Arrest of local mayor signals potential ‘witch hunt’”, Amnesty says Ceballos, mayor of San Cristobal, capital of Tachira state on the Colombian border, was arrested for his “alleged involvement in anti-government protests … authorities in Venezuela seem to be setting the scene for a witch hunt against opposition leaders”.

It is important to counter the horrendous distortions contained in this article, because the private media will quote its positions as fact. Articles like this embolden the criminals and coup participants who are among opposition leaders. It also makes it harder for those of us who have suffered from opposition violence to demand arrests, and authorities to carry them out.

March 29, 2014
confront:

Allison Katz, Cabbage (Phillip), 2012
Oil on linen.

confront:

Allison Katz, Cabbage (Phillip), 2012

Oil on linen.

(via fullcommunist)

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March 28, 2014
"When it comes to Venezuela, John Kerry knows which side of the class war he is on."

Mark Weisbrot for the Guardian

March 27, 2014
Israel’s “Hollywood propaganda” about Gaza-bound missile ship unravels - EI

 


Earlier this month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took part in what Haaretz columnist Amir Oren condemned as a display of “Hollywood-style propaganda.”

The media stunt was to advertise what Israel claimed was a shipment of missiles en route from Iran to the Gaza Strip. At the time, many people pointed out that it was hard to understand how large missiles could be smuggled into Gaza, given Israel’s siege by land sea and air, supported by Egypt.

Iran and the Palestinian political and military organization Hamas claimed Israel was lying.

While Oren didn’t question the veracity of Israel’s claim, he did point out its propaganda value.

First, for the prime minister: the media event took place five days after the ship had been supposedly captured, but just after Netanyahu returned from a trip to the United States. Second, as form of pressure on Iran.

The claims also give Israel a pretext for its continued collective punishment of Gaza.

Oren did point out the absurdity of Israel’s indignation that Iran had accused it of lying, given that Israel itself habitually lies: “Israel’s condemnation of Iran as a liar is ridiculous. From David Ben-Gurion’s time to the present, Israel has lied when it believed it had to do so to avoid punishment.”

Story unravels

While there were already plenty of reasons to cast doubt on Israel’s story, Dan Williams of Reuters has a report today headlined: “Doubts surface on Gaza destination of rockets seized by Israel.”

The reports quotes a “US official” saying of the rockets: “You look at those things and it’s obvious they couldn’t have been slipped into Gaza.”

Williams writes:

Some US intelligence analysts and Middle East security officials believe that a rocket shipment seized by the Israeli navy in the Red Sea this month was destined for the Egyptian Sinai and not for the Gaza Strip, as Israel says.

A US official and two non-Israeli regional sources said Israel appeared to be insisting on the Gaza destination in order to spare the military-backed interim Egyptian administration embarrassment as it struggles to impose order in the Sinai.

Israel has little compunction about drawing scrutiny to the rocket arsenals of Gaza’s governing Hamas Islamists and other armed Palestinian factions, with whom it has regularly clashed.

“Were the Israelis to say the rockets were going to Sinai, then they would also have had to say who in Sinai was going to receive the rockets,” one source told Reuters, adding that such a statement would draw attention to the insurgents resisting Egypt’s security sweeps in northern Sinai.

Israel says the Syrian-made M302 rockets and other munitions were hidden aboard the Panamanian-flagged Klos C while it docked in Iran. The ship was intercepted on March 5, en route to Sudan – where, Israel says, the arms would have been offloaded and trucked to Gaza through Egypt, a standard trafficking route.

He adds:

An Israeli military officer who took part in planning the naval interdiction told Reuters that, in the month before it happened, “not once did I hear anyone mention anything other than Gaza as the end-point for these weapons.”

A US official said Washington had confirmed the Syrian and Iranian provenance of the rockets and believed they were to have been used against Israel. But half of US intelligence analysts thought Sinai, not Gaza, was the destination, the official said.

“You look at those things and it’s obvious they couldn’t have been slipped into Gaza,” the official said, adding that the M302s were not designed to be disassembled for easier smuggling.

The Reuters report says that US analysts believe that mortars aboard the ship may have been bound for Gaza, while other weapons, including large amounts of ammunition, were likely bound for destinations in Africa.

The United States supplies billions of dollars worth of weaponry to Israel each year, which Israel uses to occupy and colonize Palestinians.

However, the United States does not support Palestinians’ right to self-defense and resistance against Israeli occupation and hence views all weapons’ transfers to Palestinian armed groups, regardless of how the weapons are used, as support for “terrorism.”

Via Electronic Intifada

March 13, 2014
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine… one of a one page long list of US Dept of State “Terrorist Groups.”And still one of the most moral, beautiful organizations the world has seen.  Standing strong against the latest unjustifiable raids on Gaza.

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine… one of a one page long list of US Dept of State “Terrorist Groups.”

And still one of the most moral, beautiful organizations the world has seen.  Standing strong against the latest unjustifiable raids on Gaza.

(Source: fuckyeahmarxismleninism)

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