April 22, 2014
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Thousands of people in South Sudan have been killed in violence and more than one million people have been forced to leave their homes since December when pro-Kiir troops and those loyal to Machar began to fight along ethnic lines.

The UN’s mission in South Sudan said on Monday hundreds of civilians were killed or wounded after rebel forces took control of the capital of the oil-producing Unity state last week.

Toby Lanzer, the UN’s top humanitarian official in South Sudan, said in Twitter posts late on Sunday that there were shocking scenes of atrocities, with “bodies of people executed” lying in Bentiu’s streets.

Lanzer told Al Jazeera on Monday that people “associated with the opposition” had used an FM radio station to broadcast hate speech in the town.

"With hate speech and violence continuing as they are, we’re going to have an even greater catastrophe on our hands at the end of this year," Lanzer said.
“I think the saddest testament to the current situation is that we have had members of all communities, even those accused of perpetrating these crimes, fleeing to the UN base,” he said.

"We had 5,000 civilians a week ago in our base, now we have 22,000 people. We have just one litre of portable water per person for today.

"

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2014/04/s-sudan-rebel-leader-rejects-massacre-claims-201442123304826564.html

South Sudan… The next Rwanda?

April 12, 2014
'I tried to save a patch of the Amazon but I'd bought an illegal cocaine plantation'

Anyone who believes in rethinking development should give this a quick read…

April 2, 2014
pozmagazine:

Young Black Gays in Atlanta Getting HIV at Breakneck Pace
A staggering 12% of young gay black men in Atlanta are contracting HIV each year, an incidence rate exceeding that of almost all other previously recorded figures in the world’s wealthier nations. At this rate, a sexually active black man who becomes sexually active at age 18 has a 60% chance of becoming HIV positive by the time he hits 30.

Oh.  Perhaps this has to do with FAILED FUCKING EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SUPPORT STRUCTURES.  #FuckCapitalism

pozmagazine:

Young Black Gays in Atlanta Getting HIV at Breakneck Pace

A staggering 12% of young gay black men in Atlanta are contracting HIV each year, an incidence rate exceeding that of almost all other previously recorded figures in the world’s wealthier nations. At this rate, a sexually active black man who becomes sexually active at age 18 has a 60% chance of becoming HIV positive by the time he hits 30.

Oh.  Perhaps this has to do with FAILED FUCKING EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SUPPORT STRUCTURES.  #FuckCapitalism

(via anarcho-queer)

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

Mark Weisbrot for the Guardian

January 26, 2014
woodendreams:

(by Doug Solis)

woodendreams:

(by Doug Solis)

January 4, 2014
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Mexicali BC, Mexico: “Dia de muertos” protest art in solidarity with migrant workers at the border with Calexico, California, November 1,  2009.
Photo: Revolutionary Autonomous Communities - LA

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Mexicali BC, Mexico: “Dia de muertos” protest art in solidarity with migrant workers at the border with Calexico, California, November 1,  2009.

Photo: Revolutionary Autonomous Communities - LA

(via anarcho-queer)

December 29, 2013
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The most powerful country in the world is today experiencing the erosion of its hegemony. When faced with a similar situation in the past, the U.S reacted by attacking a small country. How might it respond today?

There were and are two possible reactions, then and now, said Ernesto Domínguez, from the University of Havana’s Center for Hemispheric and U.S. Studies (CEHSEU), speaking with Granma: “Assume the decline and attempt to manage it in such a way to preserve a privileged position, or try to detain the process by resorting to the use of force, with several concrete objectives, such as giving a show of power, reaffirming geo-strategic positions, controlling key resources or stimulating the economy with military spending.”

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http://www.granmai.cubasi.cu/ingles/international-i/31oct-Grenada.html

December 27, 2013
fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Caracas, Venezuela: Mural of revolutionary Latin American leaders in Plaza Bolivar.
Photo by Mario Antonio Martinez Martinez

fuckyeahmarxismleninism:

Caracas, Venezuela: Mural of revolutionary Latin American leaders in Plaza Bolivar.

Photo by Mario Antonio Martinez Martinez

December 17, 2013
A youth stands on a a whale shark towed by fishermen along the coast of Surabaya in eastern Java island on October 22, 2013, to be sold to prospective buyers after getting entangled in a fishing net.(Photo: AFP - Juni Kriswanto)

A youth stands on a a whale shark towed by fishermen along the coast of Surabaya in eastern Java island on October 22, 2013, to be sold to prospective buyers after getting entangled in a fishing net.(Photo: AFP - Juni Kriswanto)

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