In the following video, Comrade Keith Bennett of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) addresses the may meeting of the Stalin Society. He outlines the imperialist campaign of destabilization facing the Syrian government, the fundamentally progressive nature of the Syrian government, as well as the problems that US/UK sponsored ‘opposition’ forces seek to exploit with MI6 and CIA help to foment regime change.
The following August 13th statement from Jorge “Ka Oris” Madlos, spokesperson of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines-Mindanao is being reposted here from the Philippine Revolution Web Central:
All the four divisions under the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) based in Mindanao are currently conducting massive and widespread military operations against the revolutionary forces in all the five NPA regions in the whole island, particularly more intense in the Southern Mindanao Region. These began prior and during the inauguration of Noynoy Aquino, and continued before, during and after Noynoy Aquino’s SONA, and still escalating almost without let-up and without rest of troops in between operations.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Philippines
Tagged Armed Forces of the Philippines, counter-revolution, counterinsurgency, Ka Oris, Moro self-determination, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, NDFP-Mindanao, New People's Army, Noynoy Aquino, Oplan Bantay Laya, Protracted People's War
The following article is Nicaragua Network / Alliance for Global Justice’s response to the attention the possibility of a Nicaraguan coup has received in the media today.
Nicaragua Will Not Be Next
By Chuck Kaufman
Nicaragua Network/Alliance for Global Justice
While the facts in the Prensa Latina article, “After Honduras, Nicaragua?” on April 22, 2010, and some coverage by other international media, are correct about the current turmoil in Nicaragua, the implication that Nicaragua is ripe for a coup, like occurred in neighboring Honduras, is not. The Nicaraguan opposition, generously funded by the US National Endowment for Democracy and US Agency for International Development, has worked to make the country ungovernable virtually since President Daniel Ortega took office in January 2007. One of the periodic escalations of those tactics is taking place now.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Nicaragua
Tagged Alliance for Global Justice, Chuck Kaufman, counter-revolution, Daniel Ortega, FSLN, Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, National Endowment for Democracy, NED, Nicaragua Network, Revolution, Sandinismo, Sandinista Front for National Liberation, Sandinistas, USAID
The following statement is by the Communist Party of the Philippines:
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) today charged the Obama regime of plotting to intensify US military intervention in the Philippines in the twilight of its puppet regime amid the highly volatile situation in the runup to the May 2010 elections. US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Garry Reid arrived Wednesday and met secretly with Department of National Defense (DND) undersecretary Antonio Romero, DND undersecretary Arturo Lumibao and other senior security and military officials of the Arroyo regime.
“US imperialism and its defense and security officials are gravely concerned with the continued growth of the Filipino people’s revolutionary armed struggle and the failure of the terminal US-designed Internal Security Operation Plan Bantay Laya to defeat or even cripple the revolutionary movement in the Philippines,” said the CPP. “The Obama administration has also become highly concerned with the volatility of the present elections in the Philippines and the possibility of recourse to military rule to support the extension of the Arroyo puppet regime and suppress the people’s resistance.”
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Imperialism, Marxism-Leninism, Philippines
Tagged Antonio Romero, Armed Struggle, Arturo Lumibao, Barack Obama, Communist Party of the Philippines, counter-revolution, counterinsurgency, Garry Reid, Gloria M. Arroyo, Marco Valbuena, National Democratic Front of the Philippines, New People's Army, Oplan Bantay Laya, Protracted People's War, Revolution
The following is from the National Democratic Front of the Philippines:
NDFP demands immediate release of Michelle Adelantar from Arroyo government custody
By Fr. SANTIAGO “Sanny” SALAS
Spokesperson, NDFP-Eastern Visayas
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines – Eastern Visayas today demanded the immediate release from the Arroyo government’s custody of Michelle Adelantar, a daughter of a cadre of the Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army.
“In violation of international humanitarian law, Michelle, 17, was abducted and detained last 3 February in San Jose de Buan, Western Samar, by operating troops from the 34th Infantry Battalion merely because she was the child of a CPP-NPA cadre,” said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson.
The AUC is Colombia's largest paramilitary death squad
The following commentary by James Jordan is from Fight Back! News:
In early November I received a copy of a death threat made against student activists at the University of the Atlantic in Barranquilla, Colombia. The threat was sent out in the name of the “United Self-Defense Forces (AUC)-Rearmed”. The AUC is the largest paramilitary organization in Colombia, though it supposedly demobilized due to government efforts. However, a number of organizations, from Arco Iris Corporation to Human Rights Watch, have reported that para-militarism is actually on the increase, often in the form of new or reconstituted organizations.
Posted in Colombia, Student Movements
Tagged Alliance for Global Justice, Alvaro Uribe, Armed Struggle, AUC, Clandestine Colombian Communist Party, counter-revolution, death squads, FARC-EP, FEU, Fight Back!, human rights, James Jordan, paramilitarism, Revolution
The following article by Eva Golinger is from Venezuela Analysis. The article mainly is addressing U.S. intervention through ‘colored revolution’ in Venezuela, but it is important to note the similarities with the recent struggles over the elections in Iran:
In 1983, the strategy of overthrowing inconvenient governments and calling it “democracy promotion” was born.
Through the creation of a series of quasi-private “foundations”, such as Albert Einstein Institute (AEI), National Endowment for Democracy (NED), International Republican Institute (IRI), National Democratic Institute (NDI), Freedom House and later the International Center for Non-Violent Conflict (ICNC), Washington began to filter funding and strategic aid to political parties and groups abroad that promoted US agenda in nations with insubordinate governments.
Behind all these “foundations” and “institutes” is the US Agency for Inter- national Development (USAID), the financial branch of the Department of State. Today, USAID has become a critical part of the security, intelligence and defense axis in Washington. In 2009, the Interagency Counterinsurgency Initiative became official doctrine in the US. Now, USAID is the principal entity that promotes the economic and strategic interests of the US across the globe as part of counterinsurgency operations. Its departments dedicated to transition initiatives, reconstruction, conflict management, economic development, governance and democracy are the main venues through which millions of dollars are filtered from Washington to political parties, NGOs, student organizations and movements that promote US agenda worldwide. Wherever a coup d’etat, a colored revolution or a regime change favorable to US interests occurs, USAID and its flow of dollars is there.
Posted in Imperialism, Venezuela
Tagged AEI, astroturf, Colored Revolutions, counter-revolution, counterinsurgency, Eva Golinger, Freedom House, Hugo Chavez, ICNC, Iran, IRI, National Endowment for Democracy, NDI, NED, NGOs, OTPOR, RCTV, Serbia, Slobodan Milosovic, USAID, Venezuela Analysis, Venezuelan Student Movement, video, White Hand