1970-1987: The contra war in Nicaragua

Noam Chomsky’s account of the US-backed “contra” counter-insurgency in Nicaragua against the left-wing government. It wasn’t just the events in El Salvador that were ignored by the mainstream US media during the 1970s. In the ten years prior to the overthrow of the Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979, US television – all networks –Continue reading “1970-1987: The contra war in Nicaragua”

Rant & Personal Account: A Disturbing Revelation

By the Espresso Stalinist As a kid, one of my favorite games was Contra for the original Nintendo NES. As an adult, I now know this game was a propaganda effort to raise support for the reactionary Contras in Nicaragua fighting against the Sandinista government. The ending theme of the original game was titled “Sandinista”Continue reading “Rant & Personal Account: A Disturbing Revelation”

Bolstering Contras Was A Top Priority

January 18, 1987 By GEORGE de LAMA, Chicago Tribune Correspondent Michael Tackett of the Chicago Tribune contributed to this story. WASHINGTON — Months before Congress cut off support for the Nicaraguan rebels in October 1984, President Reagan approved an ambitious campaign to encourage private American donors and foreign governments to finance the war against Managua`sContinue reading “Bolstering Contras Was A Top Priority”

PCMLE: Fidel Castro Ruz, the most outstanding soldier of the Cuban revolutionary process

En Marcha, February 27, 2008 The history of peoples is written with the creative action of people and, by driving visionary, honest leaders. For nearly 50 years, Cuba and Fidel as his most outstanding soldier, wrote one of the most glorious pages of contemporary history of our America, the triumph of the Cuban Revolution inContinue reading “PCMLE: Fidel Castro Ruz, the most outstanding soldier of the Cuban revolutionary process”

Che Guevara on Young Communists

From Averdade, newspaper of the PCR of Brazil. “I think the first thing that should characterize a young Communist is the honor that feels to be young Communist. This leads him to honor that show the world their status as young communist, which is not subject to secrecy, not reduce it to formulas, but heContinue reading “Che Guevara on Young Communists”

Cuba makes more reforms to retail sector

By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba will open up more of the country’s retail services to the private sector next year, allowing Cubans to operate various services such as appliance and watch repair, and locksmith and carpentry shops, official media reported on Monday. The measures are the latest by President Raul Castro in hisContinue reading “Cuba makes more reforms to retail sector”

Cuba decreed official mourning for death of Kim Jong Il

Havana, Dec 19 (Prensa Latina) Cuba’s government today declared official mourning for the death last Saturday by the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Il. According to a note read through the National Television, the State Council established the duel, which will run on 20, 21 and 22 December. DuringContinue reading “Cuba decreed official mourning for death of Kim Jong Il”

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”

Correa: the Class Enemy

Correa and his administration unmasked by themselves with their actions. In this case, the arrest of indigenous representative Marco Guatemal is the latest evidence that Correa is only defending their own, the Ecuadorian bourgeoisie. A few months ago, Marco Guatemal and his comrades began a journey, a mobilization of peasants and indigenous peoples to defendContinue reading “Correa: the Class Enemy”

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”

Nazi Murderer of Ernesto “Che” Guevara Klaus Barbie was German & CIA Agent

From Nazi Criminal to Postwar Spy German Intelligence Hired Klaus Barbie as Agent   By Georg Bönisch and Klaus Wiegrefe    Klaus Barbie was a notorious Nazi war criminal known as the “Butcher of Lyon” because of his horrific deeds in occupied France. Now new research has revealed that he also worked as a spyContinue reading “Nazi Murderer of Ernesto “Che” Guevara Klaus Barbie was German & CIA Agent”