The following is from the website of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE):
May 5: Massive class response to plutocracy and the anti-people policy of the social-democrat government, the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.
Unprecedented participation of tens of thousands of people in the demonstrations of PAME in Athens and 68 cities
KKE denounces the provocations that sought to strike a blow at the people’s struggle for the death of 3 people
On 5th of May the nationwide strike of All Workers Militant Front (PAME) froze every productive activity in the country. Factories, construction sites and stores, ports and airports, universities and schools paralysed.
The following analysis is from the website of CISPES, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador. See also the article FMLN Takes Power in El Salvador from a year ago:
On Sunday, March 14, the streets of San Salvador once again filled with red t-shirts, hats, bandanas and FMLN flags to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the victory of the FMLN’s presidential and vice-presidential candidates, Mauricio Funes and Salvador Sánchez Cerén (March 15, 2009). In a speech before the crowd of 25,000, historic leader of the FMLN and current Deputy to the Central American Parliament Nidia Díaz declared, “Today we reassert the effort and the heroism of thousands of compatriots that continue fighting and those that gave their lives, without which this victory would not have been possible.”
Posted in El Salvador
Tagged ALBA, ARENA, CAFTA, Central America, CISPES, Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, FMLN, GANA, Gerson Martinez, Humberto Centeno, IMF, Mauricio Funes, Medardo Gonzalez, National Endowment for Democracy, NED, Nidia Diaz, Revolution, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, USAID, World Bank
Fight Back News Service is circulating the following statement by Professor Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson of the International League of People’s Struggle.
More than ever, the earthquake disaster in Haiti exposes the social vulnerability and devastation caused by two centuries of colonial slavery, debt bondage and modern imperialism. The capability of the people of Haiti to surmount the dire results of such a natural disaster has been undermined and debilitated by man-made disasters, inflicted by foreign debt, US military interventions and occupation, and US-imposed “free market” policies.
On 12 January 2010, a magnitude 7 earthquake shook the Caribbean nation of Haiti, its epicenter hitting west of the capital Port-au-Prince. The quake and its numerous aftershocks have wrought death and injury to a huge number of people and catastrophic damage to their homes and other vital infrastructures.
Posted in Anti-War / Anti-Intervention, Haiti, Imperialism
Tagged earthquake, Fight Back!, ILPS, IMF, International League of People's Struggle, International Monetary Fund, Jean Bertrand Aristide, Jean-Claude Duvalier, Jose Maria Sison, neo-colonialism, self-determination, structural adjustment programs, U.S. Marines 82nd Airborne Division, World Bank