Chamisa pleaded for US invasion of Zimbabwe

Photo credit: REUTERS/Mike Hutchings By BO Staff Writer Between July 2004 and 2007 Nelson Chamisa, the president of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) is reported to have begged the US government to invade Zimbabwe with Special Forces and topple the Zanu-PF led government. Chamisa also pleaded with the US government to impose sanctions on …

Happy birthday Chairman Mao

Great leader of the Chinese Revolution, brilliant theoretician, exceptional strategist, powerful organizer, splendid administrator and a man of boundless initiative and enthusiasm for revolutionary change – these were the qualities that steered Mao Zedong to lead over half a billion Chinese people to victory. Black First Land First (BLF) notes that there is much to …

Progressive Media Failed Bolivia in the Run-Up to the Coup

Photo credit: BBC News By Lucas Koerner In our brave new age of hybrid warfare, corporate media play the role of ideological heavy artillery within the arsenal of Western imperialist powers. Day in and day out, “reputable” establishment outlets bombard progressive and/or anti-imperialist governments in the Global South with endless salvos of smears and libelous …

US Weapons Makers Are Top Five Merchants of Death

Photo credit: MLToday Sales of arms and military services by the sector’s largest 100 companies (excluding those in China) totalled $420 billion in 2018, marking an increase of 4.6 per cent compared with the previous year. This is according to new data released today by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in the SIPRI …

2019 Latin America in Review: Year of the Revolt of the the Dispossessed

Photo credit: DW.com By Roger Harris Council on Hemispheric Relations From Corte Madera, California December 13, 2019 A year ago, John Bolton, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, invoked the 1823 Monroe Doctrine making explicit what has long been painfully implicit: the dominions south of the Rio Grande are the empire’s “backyard.” Yet 2019 was a …

African Union Urges Return of UK Colony to Mauritius

Photo credit: telegraph The African Union on Friday called on Britain to withdraw from the Chagos Islands and end its “continued colonial administration” there after a U.N. deadline for it to do so expired. The African Union urged Britain to comply with the U.N. resolution and reiterated the AU’s support “for a complete decolonisation” of …

María Fernanda Espinosa to compete with Luis Almagro for Secretary-General of OAS

Photo credit: nodal By BO Staff Writer The ex chancellor of Ecuador and ex president of the UN General Assembly, María Fernanda Espinosa, will contest the position of secretary general (SG) of the Organization of American States (OAS) with Luis Almagro, the incumbent SG – according to Ronald Sanders, the ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda. …

The situation in Bolivia will get worse before it gets better

Clashes erupted between supporters of former Bolivian President Evo Morales and the security forces in La Paz, Bolivia on November 15, 2019 [Reuters/Henry Romero] The violent ways of the opposition which took power from Evo Morales threaten the future of Bolivia’s democracy. By Guillaume Long The results of Bolivia’s October 20 elections were hardly a …

Chile’s Protesters Have Won a Path to a New Constitution

Demonstrators march through Santiago, Chile, on Nov. 12. Marcelo Hernandez/Getty Images Here’s why they want to replace the dictatorship-era document. By John Bartlett SANTIAGO, Chile—Every evening for the last month, Camila Arroyo has been out on the streets of Santiago to air a growing list of frustrations. As soon as she arrives home from work …