2024-05-03: News Headlines

Luis Linares Petrov (2024-05-03). Japanese Prime Minister visits Brazil. plenglish.com The Planalto Palace reported that the dignitaries will sign a bilateral cooperation agreement on various environmental issues, including climate change and the process of reducing carbon emissions. | Subsequently, the leaders will address issues on the bilateral agenda such as increasing trade and investment flows, consular affairs, science, technology and innovation, partnership in energy transition, cooperation in environmental initiatives, initiatives to combat hunger and poverty, the climate change, the reform of international governance, including the United Nations, and other issues related to peace, secur…

tvbrics (2024-05-03). Brazil successfully fights poverty with Ruas Visiveis programme. tvbrics.com The Ruas Visíveis programme was launched last December…

ecns.cn (2024-05-03). 20th CPC Central Committee to hold its third plenary session in July. ecns.cn The third plenary session of the 20th Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee will be held in Beijing in July, according to a decision made at a CPC Central Committee Political Bureau meeting on April 30.

ecns.cn (2024-05-03). Deepening of reform to top plenary agenda. ecns.cn The Communist Party of China Central Committee will hold its third plenary session in July in a significant move to comprehensively deepen reform and advance Chinese modernization, according to a decision made at a key Party meeting on Tuesday.

newleftreview (2024-05-03). Kohei Saito: Greening Marx in Japan. newleftreview.org The Japanese context of decades-long economic stagnation has helped to generate an unexpected reading of Marx as a proto-degrowth proponent. Kōhei Saitō discusses his novel synthesis of Kuruma School historical materialism, German philology and American eco-socialism.

Ilya Budraitskis, Kirill Medvedev, Sasha Davydova (2024-05-03). Socialism outlawed? On the declaration of the Russian Socialist Movement as a 'foreign agent'. links.org.au On April 5, 2024, the Russian Socialist Movement was declared "foreign agent." Ilya Budraitskis, Kirill Medvedev and Sasha Davydova look at the history of the movement.

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2024-05-01: News Headlines

teleSUR (2024-05-01). Russians Call to Fight Fascism in Ukraine on Labor Day. telesurenglish.net On Wednesday, the Russian Communist Party advocated the eradication of "fascism in Ukraine" during an event in Moscow on the occasion of the International Workers Day. | RELATED: | "Today we celebrate this holiday and set ourselves several concrete tasks, which are impossible to solve without consolidating all the state and patriotic forces that love the homeland," said Gennady Zyuganov, the 76-year-old leader of the Communist Party.

David Bennion (2024-05-01). Immigrant-Led Organizing Points the Way to a Better World for All Workers. truthout.org "A world without borders is necessary if we are serious about ending the ravages of imperialism, the violent extraction of capitalism, and the oppressive racial social organization of our world," writes migrant justice activist Harsha Walia. Walia's claim points to how the carceral, exclusionary immigration system weakens labor rights not just for immigrant workers, but for all workers. |

Alina Ramos Martin (2024-05-01). Communist Labor Party denounces rights violation in Dom. Republic. plenglish.com Santo Domingo, May 1 (Prensa Latina) The Communist Labor Party (PCT) of the Dominican Republic said that workers and the popular sectors suffer from the consequences of a general health law and a social security system built in a lucrative business.

WSWS (2024-05-01). Australia: Fight the climate change disaster, become an SEP electoral member. wsws.org What is required is the struggle for socialism, based on a turn to the working class, the social force whose fundamental interests align with reconstructing society to address the climate crisis.

Staff (2024-05-01). Extractive 'green' capitalists are abusing workers and communities in Europe and Asia for transition minerals. thecanary.co Rampant extractive, exploitative capitalism is rearing its ugly head — but this time, it's over the transition to greener, cleaner energy. As the world grapples with the transition away from fossil fuels to tackle the climate crisis, nations have been on the hunt for the vital minerals needed to power this shift to renewable technologies. …

newleftreview (2024-05-01). Kohei Saito: Greening Marx in Japan. newleftreview.org The Japanese context of decades-long economic stagnation has helped to generate an unexpected reading of Marx as a proto-degrowth proponent. Kōhei Saitō discusses his novel synthesis of Kuruma School historical materialism, German philology and American eco-socialism.

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2024-04-29: News Headlines

thecommunists (2024-04-29). 'Stop the boats!' The political football of the 'immigration debate' in Britain. thecommunists.org In Britain, as in every other imperialist country today, there is an increasingly heated and vitriolic debate around the question of immigration. The more that living standards for British workers fall, the louder and more insistent this debate becomes. While some debate is focused on the relatively larger numbers of migrants who come legally to …

ecns.cn (2024-04-28). CPC advances discipline education campaign. ecns.cn The ongoing Party-wide discipline education campaign, a longtime tradition of the Communist Party of China, will help the CPC build a united core to face new goals and challenges and keep the country on the right track, according to experts from around the globe.

Eric Brooks (2024-04-29). What the Party needs to build: a national campaign, mass organizations, and an economic plan. cpusa.org Authors' Note: This is not a critique of party policy, organization, leadership, or history. It is meant to learn from our past to inform our future. | The party has been in a serious rebuilding phase, building a new party in this new socialist moment amidst an imperialist crisis and fascist danger in the country. These crises and the reality of which we live in, where the social movements are, and the level of class and socialist consciousness, shape how we approach our work while using the science of the working class, Marxism-Leninism. | The Communist Party of the United States, throughout its history, has…

thecommunists (2024-04-29). Caleb Maupin and Harpal Brar: the Sino-Soviet split. thecommunists.org In the 12th instalment of Brar and Maupin in Conversation discussion focuses on the destruction of the relationship between the Soviet Union and China after the passing of Josef Stalin and the Soviet move towards revisionism. Nikita Khrushchev's 'secret speech', in which he vehemently denounced the leadership of Comrade Stalin, reverberated through the communist movement …

Susan Price (2024-04-29). Mariana Riscali (Brazil). ecosocialism.org.au Mariana Riscali (Brazil)
  Mariana Riscali is from the Socialist Left Movement (MES), part of the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) in Brazil. She is a member of PSOL's National Executive Committee and Executive Director of the Lauro Campos and Marielle Franco Foundation.Brazil's anti-capitalis…

In Defense of Liberation! (2024-04-29). The Lines Have Been Drawn. podcasters.spotify.com We are a part of an international struggle against imperialism, colonialism, capitalism and exploitation. The resistance in Gaza, Lebanon, Yemen, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, and elsewhere has proven that this system can only be defeated by direct confrontation between forces towards the objective of completely eliminating all forms and all systems of oppression. This is the only way forward.

Eric Brooks (2024-04-29). A Michigan perspective on the struggle against racism. cpusa.org Capitalism's existence depends on racism. Two important reasons: 1) capitalists use racism to divide workers, and 2) capital accumulation depends on the vilification of large sections of the working class to create conditions of super-exploitation. | White supremacy denies the humanity of people of color, and it is a core value of this country's ruling class and its non-capitalist class collaborators. | The national question, the Communist Party's way of understanding and explaining the complexities of race and racism, is dynamic. Demographic fluidity, migration across and within international borders, and cha…

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2024-04-27: News Headlines

Maylin Tu, Next City. (2024-04-27). Philly Is Giving Free SEPTA Rides To 25,000 Low-Income Residents. popularresistance.org Getting to where you need to go is a matter of economic and social justice. Now, low-income Philadelphia residents are getting a boost. | In August, the city began a two-year Zero Fare pilot program, distributing 25,000 SEPTA Key cards (valued at $204 each) for unlimited free rides — and the majority of participants don't need to take any action to enroll. | "Transportation has been identified as a barrier for folks seeking employment, especially in Philadelphia, because of the high poverty rate," says Nicola Mammes, Zero Fare program director. Over 20% of Philadelphians live below the poverty line, and 50%…

ecns.cn (2024-04-27). Chinese foreign minister receives written interview with Al Jazeera Media Network. ecns.cn Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is also member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, received a written interview with Al Jazeera Media Network recently.

Cassia Roth (2024-04-27). Perspectives] Making pregnant bodies whole: a historical perspective. thelancet.com In 1987, medical anthropologist Emily Martin published her groundbreaking book The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction, in which she grounded the female experience of reproduction within the historical sociocultural processes structuring women's embodiment in the USA during the 20th century. Martin focused on capitalism's influence on medicine, arguing that it shaped how the medical profession defined reproduction, and, in turn, how women understood their bodies. She argued that medical texts typically treated female reproduction as production, successful when reaching its "goal" (eg, pregnancy…

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2024-04-26: News Headlines

thecommunists (2024-04-26). Naomi Klein: We need an exodus from zionism. thecommunists.org The following speech was delivered in New York City to an Emergency Seder in the Streets, marking the jewish Passover holiday in the context of the Gaza genocide. We reproduce it here as an important indicator of the increasing disgust felt by growing numbers of jewish people at the zionisation of Judaism; at the cooptation …

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (2024-04-26). Haiti Response External Fact Sheet January 2024. reliefweb.int Country: Haiti | Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees | Please refer to the attached file. | Highlights | The humanitarian crisis in Haiti is marked by a rapid escalation of gang violence, which has compounded the suffering of people already affected by critical levels of food insecurity, poverty and a breakdown in essential services. Whilst tens of thousands are being displaced from their homes, others remain trapped inside gang-controlled neighborhoods, facing very serious protection concerns. | Situation Overview | The UN Humanitarian Needs and Response Plan estimates that 5.5 million Haitians need…

Javier Arana Villasusa (2024-04-26). VCP accepts resignation of Parliament chairman Vuong Dinh Hue. plenglish.com Hanoi, Apr 26 (Prensa Latina) The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (VCP) today accepted the resignation from office and work of the member of the Political Bureau and chairman of the National Assembly (Parliament), Vuong Dinh Hue.

Center for Excellence in Disaster Management, Humanitarian Assistance (2024-04-26). Disaster Management Reference Handbook – Lao PDR (May 2024). reliefweb.int Country: Lao People's Democratic Republic (the) | Source: Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance | Please refer to the attached file. | Executive Summary | The Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR) is one of the most ethnically diverse countries in Southeast Asia, with the majority of the population comprised of ethnic Lao people alongside many other minority groups who reside predominantly in the foothills and mountains. While Lao PDR still faces relatively high poverty rates, it has made incredible strides in poverty reduction since the socialist state instituted economi…

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2024-04-15: News Headlines

A Radical Guide (2024-04-15). Disabled Communists and Anarchists: Disability Action Research Kollective. indybay.org In January, we posted a Call for Submissions for a project inviting volunteers to write and submit a short, single-paragraph biography about radicals with disabilities. That project is still underway, and the creator of the call has shared the first product, Disabled Communists and Anarchists: Disability Action Research Kollective, and this note is below.

The Independent (2024-04-15). World Bank: African economies projected to grow by 3.4 % in 2024. independent.co.ug However, the growth is insufficient to have a significant effect on poverty reduction ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | Increased private consumption and declining inflation are supporting an economic rebound in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, the recovery remains fragile due to uncertain global economic conditions, growing debt service obligations, frequent natural disasters, and escalating conflict and violence, according to …

GRAIN (2024-04-15). Oil palm in Latin America: monoculture and violence. cadtm.org The global oil palm craze
| Oil palm plantations are rapidly gaining ground in Latin America, driving communities from their lands and causing deforestation, violence, and poverty.
| Global production of palm oil has increased by almost 600% from 14.72 million tonnes in 1994 to 80.58 million tonnes in 2021. The cultivation area has also expanded drastically from 7.86 million hectares in 1994 to 28.91 million hectares in 2021. [1] The multiple uses of palm oil, together with its relatively low (…) | – | / |

newarab (2024-04-15). Pro-Palestine Kazib sues French TV for 'terrorism' claims. newarab.com Anasse Kazib, the Franco-Moroccan ex-presidential candidate, is facing "terrorism" accusations over his pro-Palestine stance. He has decided to sue his accusers, starting with France's most-watched television channel, BFMTV. | Last week, Christophe Barbier, an editorialist at BFMTV, questioned Elsa Marcel, Kazib's lawyer, about her support for the politician who "endorses Hamas, terrorism, raping women and killing children." | During the interview, Marcel denied the accusations against the Marxist politician, insisting that he "does not support Hamas" but instead "supports the Palestinian people's liberation a…

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2024-04-13: News Headlines

Cristen Hemingway Jaynes, EcoWatch. (2024-04-13). United Nations: We Have 'Two Years To Save The World' From Climate Crisis. popularresistance.org We are running out of time to take action on climate change, says Simon Stiell, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. | In a speech titled "Two Years to Save the World," Stiell emphasized that governments, development banks and business leaders must take steps to avert much more serious impacts of the climate crisis within that time frame, reported Reuters. | "For those who say that climate change is only one of many priorities, like ending poverty, ending hunger, ending pandemics, or improving education, I simply say this…

Adam Wetzstein (2024-04-13). Milei's policies push Argentina to the brink. workers.org Four months after Javier Milei's inauguration as president, Argentina's crisis of leadership has worsened, with the working class suffering the worst poverty rate in 20 years. Fed up by decades of government that failed working people, some of the public fell for Milei's anti-establishment theatrics while on the campaign trail . . . |

A Radical Guide (2024-04-13). Disabled Communists and Anarchists: Disability Action Research Kollective. indybay.org In January, we posted a Call for Submissions for a project inviting volunteers to write and submit a short, single-paragraph biography about radicals with disabilities. That project is still underway, and the creator of the call has shared the first product, Disabled Communists and Anarchists: Disability Action Research Kollective, and this note is below.

midwesternmarx (2024-04-13). Why We Must Inherit the Third American Revolution By: Jeremiah Kim. midwesternmarx.com On what basis do we call the Civil Rights Movement a revolution? And will there be one to follow?The year is 2024. America is today engulfed in its greatest political crisis perhaps since the Civil War. The blatant hypocrisy and contempt shown by our elites, decades of deindustrialization, neglect, and downward economic mobility, cities and towns overrun by deaths of despair, and America's most recent proxy wars in Gaza and Ukraine have, in unprecedented fashion, driven Americans aw …

midwesternmarx (2024-04-13). The Integral Crisis in the U.S. and the Purity Fetish By: Carlos L. Garrido. midwesternmarx.com Lecture at the National Autonomous University of Mexico The United States tells the world and its citizens that it is the greatest country on the planet, where freedom and democracy reign, and where there is an American dream that gives everyone the opportunity to live flourishing "middle class" lives with white-fenced houses and two cars. For the American working masses, however, as the great critical comedian George Carlin noted, "it's called the American dream because you have to be a …

midwesternmarx (2024-04-13). Islamic Socialism: A Globally Suppressed Islamic Resistance Movement By: Islamic Socialism (ML). midwesternmarx.com ​From 1917 Russia to Today; The multiple movements, defining the ideology, and how the movement has been attacked by Wahhabism & the CIA First Mention of Islamic Socialism: Islamic Socialism started officially in the early 1900's Russia during the time of increasing hostility towards the Tsar; and not for no reason either. Many Muslims of Russia and lands Russia imperialized was constantly being attacked by the Tsar and Church under the orders of the Tsar. The object …

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2024-04-02: News Headlines

Geert Lovink (2024-04-02). All people are reporters. On media use in the Internet age. indybay.org What is missing in the mainstream media landscape are background reports, essays, longer interviews, travel reports and what is called "investigative journalism". What is perhaps boring are ideology-critical internal debates about the right line, i.e. hermetic, exclusionary language. Many people know that Marxian political economy is back in fashion. But it needs an update.

midwesternmarx (2024-04-02). Why are so many left-wing people losers? By: Ben Ughetti. midwesternmarx.com ​Ben Ughetti discusses the factors behind the left's repellent image. Picture The Activist Loser— a person who dedicates their entire personality to 'the cause'. The political stripe of said person is usually meaningless albeit almost entirely predictable. They all look a certain way with unkempt or alternative haircuts, clothes that might not look or fit right and of course hundreds of badges on their lapels— proclaiming to the world everything from th …

aljazeera.com (2024-04-02). Israel's war on Gaza live: Seven aid workers killed after food deliveryUS-based aid group World Central Kitchen confirms seven staff members were killed in a "targeted attack" by the Israeli military and called on it to stop "this indiscriminate killing" in Gaza. Those killed were from Palestine, Australia, Poland, the UK, and a US-Canada citizen.

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2024-03-29: News Headlines

thecommunists (2024-03-29). Uncle Sam heads for the exit in Ukraine leaving Europe in a panic. thecommunists.org French president Emmanuel Macron's showy diplomatic efforts to whip the rest of Europe into line against Russia have so far only succeeded in emphasising the divisions within the western camp and by contrast the steady progress Russian forces are making towards their stated objectives in Ukraine. The French president's complaints about other (non-specific) European Union …

WSWS (2024-03-29). UK child poverty at highest level in 30 years, with schools providing basic living necessities. wsws.org In September 2023, the Child Poverty Action Group reported that 4.2 million children nationwide were growing up in poverty—equivalent to nine children in an average classroom of 30.

Eric Brooks (2024-03-29). Strategies for organizational unity and action. cpusa.org The only remedy against a highly organized ruling class is a highly organized Communist Party. The fascist MAGA right is becoming Struggles within the Struggle | The Party Program states, "Grassroots Communist Party clubs are vital to bringing the Party's vision, strategy, and tactics into local work with masses of working people." As a member of a newer, smaller club, however, we are of…

Ron Jacobs (2024-03-29). Consider the Commune: Venezuela and Beyond. counterpunch.org About midway through his new book Commune or Nothing: Venezuala's Communal Movement and its Socialist Project, author Chris Gilbert introduces the reader to Marxist theoretician István Mészáros and his groundbreaking book titled Beyond Capital: Toward a Theory of Transition. Gilbert does so in the context of a discussion about the commune movement in Venezuela. The

Eric Toussaint (2024-03-29). For a Europe of the peoples against the EU fortress of capitalism. cadtm.org

newarab (2024-03-29). Morocco's Moudawana reform puts women's rights in ballot box. newarab.com For many Moroccans, SaàØd Saadi embodies the struggle for women's rights. Now a researcher in political economy and a retired professor, Saadi looks back on his upbringing as the spark for his career, one filled with fighting social injustice and misogyny. He recalls his earliest years when he was surrounded by his politically active family, including his sisters. | Saadi soon became involved in the Progress and Socialism Party (PPS) and years later, joined Abdrerrahman Youssoufi's leftist government as Secretary of State for Social Protection, Family and Childhood in 1998. | In office, Saadi pushed for…

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2024-03-27: News Headlines

midwesternmarx (2024-03-27). The man in whose shadow Netanyahu walks By: Chris Bambery. midwesternmarx.com If there is one leader whom the current Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, follows, it is Ze'ev Jabotinsky, the founder of Revisionist Zionism, which would form the bedrock of Netanyahu's Likud party.Since 2005, Israel has had a Memorial Day to honour Jabotinsky (29 Tammuz, the day of his death on 4 August 1940, according to the Hebrew calendar). At a 2017 celebration, Netanyahu said: 'I have Jabotinsky's works on my shelf, and I read them often.' He …

Muhammed Shabeer (2024-03-27). Austrian social democrat wins Salzburg mayoral runoff, vows to resolve housing crisis. peoplesdispatch.org Bernhard Auinger from the Social Democratic Party of Austria has won the mayorship of the city and the runner-up Kay-Michael Dankl from the Communist Party of Austria will take charge as the deputy mayor.

midwesternmarx (2024-03-27). Europe Sleepwalks Through Its Own Dilemmas By: Vijay Prashad. midwesternmarx.com On March 19, 2024, the head of France's ground forces, General Pierre Schill, published an article in the newspaper, Le Monde, with a blunt title: "The Army Stands Ready." Schill cut his teeth in France's overseas adventures in the Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, and Somalia. In this article, General Schill wrote that his troops are "ready" for any confrontation and that he could mobilize 60,000 of France's 121,000 soldi …

ecns.cn (2024-03-27). Insights | Global Development Initiative a way for China to share development experience: U.S. expert. ecns.cn The Global Development Initiative proposed by China has made significant contributions to fostering consensus on development, global poverty reduction, and economic development, said Benjamin Norton, chief editor of the Geopolitical Economy Report, in an interview with China News Network in Wuyishan, Nanping City of East China's Fujian Province.

Eric Toussaint (2024-03-27). For a Europe of the peoples against the EU fortress of capitalism. cadtm.org

csmonitor.com (2024-03-27). NBC sought a conservative voice. But its employees didn't want Ronna McDanielNBC News cut ties March 26 with former Republican National Committee chief Ronna McDaniel less than a week after hiring her as an on-air political contributor, a decision that followed a furious protest by some of its journalists and commentators.

Comment: This story shows how American MSM that only serves both Dems and Repubs has gotten stupider from year-to-year.

aa.com.tr (2024-03-27). Top UN court likely to issue tough decision against Israel for ongoing attacks on Gaza The world court will rule on the requested additional measures in the coming days, which may include criticism of Israel as well as requests for additional monitoring reports, according to the KAN broadcaster report.

newcoldwar.org (2024-03-27). Hezbollah retaliates against Israeli atrocities in Gaza with strikes on military bases Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement has conducted multiple operations against Israeli military outposts in the northern part of the 1948 occupied territories, expressing its unwavering support for Palestinians in Gaza amid a genocidal war.

ca.news.yahoo.com (2024-03-27). Palestinians drown trying to reach Gaza aid air-dropped by US into seaThe Pentagon confirmed that three of the 18 packages it air-dropped on Monday had parachute malfunctions and fell into the water just off the coast of the Strip. However, US officials did not confirm if any Gazans were killed while trying to reach the aid.

firstpost.com (2024-03-27). Teens in Gaza hoping to be killed to end their "nightmare" : UN – Firstpost A spokesman for the UN children's agency said on Tuesday that the situation in the war-torn Gaza is so bad that teens are increasingly expressing their desire to be quickly murdered in order to end the "nightmare".
  "The unspeakable is regularly said in Gaza," said James Elder, spokesman for the United Nations children's agency UNICEF.

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