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Déjà vu - return to Libya and Puerto Rico

Submitted by Vijay Prashad on Thu, 11/23/2017 - 02:59
Lampedusa, Italy

 

Dear Friends,

There was a time when you could not look at a newspaper or watch television news without mention of the refugee crisis - the lines of desperate people coming across into Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan from Syria or the legions of people going across the Mediterranean Sea towards Europe. War and poverty were the drivers of these people, whether they fled Afghanistan across Iran through Turkey towards Europe or they left Cameroon through Nigeria into Niger and then upwards to Libya. Each individual, each family carried with them a tragedy, a million tragedies on the road towards so

War on Africa and Devastation in Puerto Rico

Submitted by admin on Thu, 10/26/2017 - 05:51

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Dear Friends,

Just over a week ago, news broke that four US soldiers were killed in Niger. The attack against them took place near the border with Mali. There are conflicting reports from US authorities about the attacks,

Contradictions: Fascism, Hurricanes, Wars

Submitted by admin on Fri, 10/13/2017 - 00:11
Demonstration in Delhi by Sudhanva

 

Dear Friends,

This week, in Kerala and in other parts of India, the Left went out on the streets to fend off a challenge from the fascistic forces - led by the RSS. The Hindu Right's government in Delhi attempted to create mischief in Left-led Kerala, but it was held back by the mobilization of the people. The Left, in this state of 34 million people, built a wall against hatred and intolerance. The picture above, which I love for a million and a half reasons, is taken by Sudhanva (the Managing Editor of LeftWord Books) and is from the demonstration in Delhi.

At Alternet, I have a short re

Kurdish Referendum, American Dreamers, Israeli Arms

Submitted by admin on Sat, 09/30/2017 - 05:01

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Dear Friends,

A century of aspirations has finally resulted in a vote - inside Iraqi Kurdistan - for an independent Kurdish nation. Jubilation across the region, from Syria to Iran, amongst the Kurdish population is app