Stop Killer Coke!

Death squads have assassinated eight trade union leaders in Coca-Cola bottling plants in Colombia. The Stop Killer Coke campaign holds the beverage giant responsible. MADELEINE BARAN This article is from the November/December 2003 issue of Dollars & Sense magazine. On the morning of December 5, 1996, two members of a paramilitary gang drove a motorcycleContinue reading “Stop Killer Coke!”

America’s ‘crack’ plague has roots in Nicaragua war

The following are a series of revealing articles on the connection between the CIA-backed Nicaraguan Contras and the smuggling of illegal drugs, particularly cocaine. They are among the first exposés about Contra drug smuggling published in the United States. They were written by journalist Gary Webb for the San Jose Mercury News in 1996 underContinue reading “America’s ‘crack’ plague has roots in Nicaragua war”

In Terrorism-Law Case, Chiquita Points to U.S.

By Carol D. Leonnig Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, August 2, 2007 On April 24, 2003, a board member of Chiquita International Brands disclosed to a top official at the Justice Department that the king of the banana trade was evidently breaking the nation’s anti-terrorism laws. Roderick M. Hills, who had sought the meeting withContinue reading “In Terrorism-Law Case, Chiquita Points to U.S.”

‘How can you take money from a corporation. . .doing that kind of thing to perfectly good and totally innocent people?’ Catholic leader rips Chiquita; Cincinnati banana giant responds to Enquirer probe

Chiquita SECRETS Revealed MIKE GALLAGHER & CAMERON McWHIRTER Cincinnati Enquirer 3-May-1998 In response to revelations about Chiquita Brands International’s overseas business practices in Sunday’s Enquirer, a prominent Catholic bishop has called on Catholic institutions not to accept donations from Carl H. Lindner Jr. or Chiquita. Chiquita, meanwhile, issued a statement Sunday defending itself “as aContinue reading “‘How can you take money from a corporation. . .doing that kind of thing to perfectly good and totally innocent people?’ Catholic leader rips Chiquita; Cincinnati banana giant responds to Enquirer probe”

Life on a banana plantation; Growing Chiquita bananas: pesticides and hard work

Chiquita SECRETS Revealed MIKE GALLAGHER & CAMERON McWHIRTER Cincinnati Enquirer 3-May-1998 On farms from Mexico to Ecuador, Chiquita and its affiliates grow millions of bananas every year for consumers in North America and Europe. The fruit is grown and harvested in a labor-intensive process that involves an army of workers, lots of equipment, crop-dusting airplanes,Continue reading “Life on a banana plantation; Growing Chiquita bananas: pesticides and hard work”

‘Para-politics’ Goes Bananas

In a scandal with wide-ranging implications for US-Colombia ties, Chiquita Brands International, the mega-fruit company, agreed earlier this month to pay $25 million in fines to the US government for making payments of more than $1.7 million to a Colombian terrorist paramilitary group. At the center of the scandal is the United Self-Defense Forces ofContinue reading “‘Para-politics’ Goes Bananas”

The Crimes of Chiquita

1. In 1984 the United Fruit Company (UFCO) was renamed Chiquita Brands International. While I will not delve too deeply into the transgressions of the UFCO, I will say that the country I was born and spent 18 years of my life in, Guatemala, owes much of the political turmoil in it’s modern history toContinue reading “The Crimes of Chiquita”

Village destroyed: Armed soldiers evict residents in Chiquita plan to eliminate union

Chiquita SECRETS Revealed MIKE GALLAGHER & CAMERON McWHIRTER Cincinnati Enquirer 3-May-1998 Nothing remains of Tacamiche but a few concrete foundations. No one lives here any more but lizards and crows. The churches are gone. The homes of the banana workers are gone. Even the streets are overgrown with tall grass. After six decades as aContinue reading “Village destroyed: Armed soldiers evict residents in Chiquita plan to eliminate union”

Communist Party of Colombia (Marxist-Leninist): Alfonso Cano Falls in Combat, but the Struggle Continues

The Secretariat of the Central Staff of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – Popular Army (FARC-EP), in a statement on the last day on November 5, recognizes the death of its Commanding General, comrade Alfonso Cano. The statement highlights the history of the FARC as a source of integrity resulting Fighter Commander Cano, storyContinue reading “Communist Party of Colombia (Marxist-Leninist): Alfonso Cano Falls in Combat, but the Struggle Continues”

PCC-ML: The Exchange of Prisoners of War

A few days after the reelection of Uribe has put on more evidence of the fragility of an illegal and illegitimate government (rejected by 73% of Colombians), fitted based on repression, lies, car bombings, paramilitary killings, extraditions, violation of fundamental economic, social and political rights, privatization, unemployment, erratic restructuring, hunger and misery. In addition, crossedContinue reading “PCC-ML: The Exchange of Prisoners of War”

PCC-ML: The Crisis and Obama

The following is a translated article from the Communist Party of Colombia (Marxist-Leninist)/EPL; a revolutionary Marxist-Leninist Party that has been fighting an armed struggle in Colombia against the forces of reaction since the 1960s. The article “The Crisis and Obama” reflects the Marxist-Leninist sentiment of the Obama victory. Revolutionaries across the world and especially inContinue reading “PCC-ML: The Crisis and Obama”

Political Resolution of the XIth of the CC of the PCMLV

After evaluating several plenary sessions during the global situation, we reaffirm our view that we move in successive cyclical crises which are expressed as economic reality, which is deepened especially in the imperialist countries, such as determining component of the general crisis of capitalism, which also of economic base of political and social, creating conditionsContinue reading “Political Resolution of the XIth of the CC of the PCMLV”

PCMLV: The government of Venezuela

Will the other counter-insurgency military base? The world left, revolutionary and social organizations of Latin America had overcome the disappointment, when he again suffered a blow, which forces us as combatants and Marxist Leninist Communist Party back on the subject. While President Chavez has reaffirmed his supposed “honest” to proceed and said that the murdererContinue reading “PCMLV: The government of Venezuela”

PCMLV: Editorial Revolutionary Steel No. 10, July 2011

Internal organ of the Central Committee PCMLV All the facts confirm our thesis that we approach a general deepening crisis of capitalism. Stage, which like its predecessors, will be mediated by wars and revolutions, by intense class struggle that disrupts everything set and opens the way for a new historical moment. The great popular movementsContinue reading “PCMLV: Editorial Revolutionary Steel No. 10, July 2011”

Declaration of the Regional Latin American and Caribbean CIPOML (2011)

International Conference of Parties and Marxist-Leninist Organizations Regional Latin America POLICY STATEMENT U.S. imperialism and its European allies: France, England, Spain, Italy, are trying to manipulate the just struggle of the Arab peoples, to channel the indignation of the working masses and the youth towards a change of names, maintaining the economic and social structuresContinue reading “Declaration of the Regional Latin American and Caribbean CIPOML (2011)”