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.
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The following is from the website of the Workers Party of Belgium:
The financial and economic crisis: the European Union affected by the US ‘example’
Bert De Belder, Institute for Marxist Studies (IMAST), Belgium
Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on European Studies
Center for European Studies (CES), Havana, Cuba, 25-28 November 2008
I. The ‘financial’ crisis : a Marxist analysis
September 2008 will probably continue to resonate for years and decades to come, just as September 2001 did, with 9/11. But with quite differente consequences. After the attack on the Twin Towers, the US went to war. After the crisis on Wall Street, the mighty superpower lies down on the canvass. An article in Der Spiegel headlined: “The End of Arrogance – America Loses Its Dominant Economic Role”.1 Several US financial institutions have gone bankrupt, while others could only be saved by capital injections to the tune of billions of dollars of public money.
The following is from Granma International:
Reflections of Fidel: Economic Illiteracy
In Zulia, Chavez made reference to “comrade Sarkozy,” and did so with a certain irony but he meant no offense. On the contrary, he was rather recognizing the sincerity of the president when he spoke in Beijing in his capacity as chairman of the European Community.
Nobody was saying what every European leader knows but is not confessing: that the current financial system is no good and must be changed. The Venezuelan president candidly proclaimed:
“It is not possible to re-found the capitalist system; it would be like trying to re-float the Titanic when it’s lying on the ocean floor.”
The following is from Reflections of Fidel Castro, October 13th, 2008.
Trade, within a society and among countries, is the exchange of goods and services produced by human beings. The owners of the means of production appropriate the profits. As a class, they are the leaders of the capitalist state and they boast of fostering development and social well-being through the market. This they worship as an infallible God. Continue reading