The following is being reposted here from the website of the Colombia Action Network:
U.S. Military Aggression Against Venezuela Escalating
By Eva Golinger
The Chavez Code
Sunday, Dec 20, 2009
Caracas, 20 December – Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez revealed today on his Sunday television and radio program, Aló Presidente, that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, have illegally entered Venezuela’s airspace during the past several days. “A few days ago, one of these military planes penetrated Venezuela as far as Fort Mara,” a Venezuelan military fort in the State of Zulia, bordering Colombia. The drone was seen by several Venezuelan soldiers who immediately reported the aerial violation to their superiors. President Chávez gave the order today to shoot down any drones detected in Venezuelan territory. Chávez also directly implicated Washington in this latest threat against regional stability by confirming that the drones were of US origen.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Colombia, Venezuela
Tagged Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Bolivarianismo, Colombia, Colombia Action Network, drones, Eva Golinger, Hugo Chavez, Latin America, unmanned aerial vehicles, Venezuela
The following is from Philippine Revolution Web Central:
CPP warns against escalation of US military intervention
September 30, 2009
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today warned the United States government against using the killing of two US soldiers in Sulu yesterday to justify an escalation of its military intervention in the country and demanded an immediate pullout of all US troops from Philippine territory, an end to the local operations of the US Pacific Command’s 600-strong Joint Special Operations Task Force-Philippines (JSOTFP-P), and the termination of the one-sided Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).
The following is from Marxism-Leninism Today:
US Bases in Colombia: It is a Time for Mobilization, for Marching Together
Written by Fidel Castro Ruz
This reflection is not addressed to the governments, but to the fraternal peoples of Latin America.
Tomorrow, August 28, the UNASUR Summit will convene in Argentina and its significance cannot be overlooked.
There, an analysis should be made of the concession to the American superpower of seven military bases in the Colombian territory. A rigorous secrecy had been imposed on the previous talks of the two governments. The accord should have been presented to the world as a fait accompli.
Posted in Colombia, Imperialism, Latin America, Marxism-Leninism, Republic of Cuba
Tagged Alvaro, Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Fidel Castro, Jose Marti, Plan Colombia, Raul Reyes, Republic of Cuba, UNASUR, Venezuela
Angela Denio in the Colombian countryside
The following article is from Fight Back! News:
Colombia: Eyewitness report from solidarity delegation
By Angela Denio
In August, a delegation of U.S. students, trade unionists and anti-war activists traveled to Colombia to meet with leaders in the struggle there. The Colombian Action Network and the Campaign for Labor Rights, two grassroots organizations here in the United States fighting against U.S. intervention in Colombia, hosted the trip.
“I knew what I heard in the U.S. media about the benefits of U.S. tax money and aid to Colombia was true only for the rich. I wanted to see for myself what the reality is for Colombians,” said Jeremy Miller, a member of the Colombian Action Network when explaining his decision to go on the delegation. Members of the Colombian Action Network and the Campaign for Labor Rights arranged meetings with peasant, indigenous and student groups, as well as with political leaders, unions, political prisoners and families of Colombians killed or imprisoned by the government.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Colombia, Imperialism, Labor Movement
Tagged Angela Denio, Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Campaign for Labor Rights, Colombia, Colombia Action Network, death squads, FENSUAGRO, Jeremy Miller, Labor Movement, Sarah Buchner, solidarity, Students for a Democratic Society, Trade Unions
The following statement of August 22, 2009, is from Communist Party of the Philippines:
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today charged Gloria Arroyo with treason “for conspiring with the US to continue and make even more permanent US military presence in the Philippines–in violation of Philippine sovereignty and the puppet government’s own constitution.”
The CPP said that “The forging of a secret agreement between the Philippine puppet and her new imperialist master has become more obvious in a recent official announcement by the US Defense Department that the stationing of US military in the Philippine will continue.”
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Imperialism, Marxism-Leninism, Philippines
Tagged Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Barack Obama, Communist Party of the Philippines, CPP, Gloria M. Arroyo, GMA, Imperialism, Philippines
The following articles are very helpful at understanding the U.S. plan to escalate its intervention against the Colombian people’s just revolutionary struggle for national liberation and socialism. The second article especially, a bourgeois article about the response of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP), should be read with some skepticism:
US Escalates War Plans In Latin America
US Military: After Iraq, Latin America
by Rick Rozoff – July 23, 2009
On June 29 US President Barack Obama hosted his Colombian counterpart Alvaro Uribe at the White House and weeks later it was announced that the Pentagon plans to deploy troops to five air and naval bases in Colombia, the largest recipient of American military assistance in Latin America and the third largest in the world, having received over $5 billion from the Pentagon since the launching of Plan Colombia nine years ago.
Read the rest → http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14503
FARC Seeks “National Accord” Against U.S. Bases in Colombia
BOGOTA – Colombia’s leftist FARC rebels called for creation of a broad front to block a prospective agreement between Bogota and Washington for the stationing of U.S. military personnel at bases in the Andean nation.
The following is the contribution to the 18th International Communist Seminar by Josh Sykes, Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
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Freedom Road Socialist Organization has a rich history of work among youth and students. Many of the veteran cadres of our organization were active with the youth of the Black Panther Party, Brown Berets and the Students for a Democratic Society of the 1960s, the Revolutionary Student Brigades in the 1970s, or the Progressive Student Network in the 1980s. Others worked on campuses to organize against South African Apartheid, in the historic Jesse Jackson campaign, or in solidarity with the Central American revolutionary movements. Many also organized Asian American and Pilipino (1) students, or worked in mostly oppressed nationality student formations like the Student Liberation Action Movement (SLAM) in New York. Today, students and youth in Freedom Road continue to do mass student organizing, mainly in the new Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) formed in 2006.
Posted in FRSO, Student Movements, Theory
Tagged Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, crisis, FRSO, FRSO Student Commission, ivaw, Josh Sykes, national oppression, New Communist Movement, political economy, Student Movements, Students for a Democratic Society