FARC-EP and ELN to unite against repressive Columbian state

By BO Staff Writer Plans are underway to unite the progressive forces in Columbia behind the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia—People’s Army (FARC-EP), against the oligarchy of that country. The leader of FARC-EP, Jesus Santrich, denounced Colombian President Duque’s betrayal of the 2016 Peace Accord. In a new statement issued yesterday, he said: “The State …

FARC-EP guerrillas to continue armed struggle

By BO Staff Writer In a video released yesterday, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) read their manifesto titled, “While there is a will to fight, there’ ll be hope of winning”. They condemned the Colombian state’s betrayal of the peace accord concluded between the parties in November 2016; and announced that it is …

America’s Enemies, Who’s On the List?

America’s Enemies, Who’s On the List? By Prof. James Petras For almost 2 decades, the US pursued a list of ‘enemy countries’ to confront, attack, weaken and overthrow. This imperial quest to overthrow ‘enemy countries’ operated at various levels of intensity, depending on two considerations: the level of priority and the degree of vulnerability for …

Is it “game over” for pro-imperialist President Macri of Argentina?

The victorious Alberto Fernández. Image: Washington Post By BO Staff Writer The official results of the Argentinian government’s candidates in the primary elections on 11 August 2019 were as follows: Alberto Fernandez of the Front of All coalition got 47.22 % of the votes; Mauricio Macri, the current President of Argentina, and leader of the …

Jair Bolsonaro is responsible for Amazon rainforest fires

By BO Staff Writer Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has since taking office in January 2019 systematically surrendered the Amazon rainforest to agribusiness and development. Aided by policies he put in place that go against the interests of the indigenous tribes and the environment, he has increased deforestation manyfold. He has frequently targeted the indigenous …

Update on the situation in Sudan

By BO Staff Writer On Saturday, 17 August 2019, the ruling military council of Sudan, which took over after Omar al-Bashir’s was ousted, concluded an agreement with the main opposition alliance. This paves the way for a transitional government towards national elections. The agreement puts into place the establishment of a sovereign council as the …

Call for Decolonization of Puerto Ricoby by Major Teamsters Railroad Workers Affiliate

By BO Staff Writer There are very encouraging revolutionary developments taking place in Puerto Rico that are worthy of internationalist solidarity. In July 2019, a convention resolution was adopted by the ‘Pennsylvania Federation, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters’, that effectively calls for the decolonization of Puerto …

Cuba responds to US siege

By BO Staff Writer “[W]hat adversaries ignore is that 60 years of sanctions, threats, and aggression of all kinds have stiffened our resistance. The historical experience of the revolution is an indispensable book of lessons. The first one is about personal, direct interchange with the people. They are the permanent source of creativity and encouragement.” …

China & Russia show strong support for North Korea

Editor’s note TeleSUR English today reported on China’s strong support for North Korean leader Kim Jung Un’s “peace efforts on the peninsula”; and successes in constructing the country along socialist lines. The victory of North Korea at the United Nations sanctions committee meeting through the joint defence of China and Russia was also reported on. …