Category: CAPITALIST FRONTS

Interview with Maduro

PRESIDENT MADURO—The true nature of the brutal, despicable psychological media campaign, conducted by imperialist powers against Venezuela, has been demonstrated by serious investigators of the information. Of all the news published about Venezuela in U.S. and European media, 98% is negative. They are silent about our guaranteeing food for the people, as if bodies like the FAO had not recognized this. They make no mention of our distributing some 14 million toys to boys and girls in poor families. They say nothing of our provision of 2.5 million homes. They omit the fact that almost all of Venezuela’s population has access to quality medical assistance free of charge. We do not deny the problems in our country. On the contrary, we face them, discuss them with our people, and are determined to solve them. If the U.S. wants to help us, they can start by not being hypocrites.

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Macron gets tough—police applying more aggressive tactics to demoralize the Yellow Vests.

The demonstrations against Macron’s neoliberal regime continue to grow in France, and now the government is clearly raising the ante by applying far more draconian measures to restore “public order”. For the world capitalist system, which is obviously watching the events in France nervously, the outcome may well spell a global uprising against their rule. If the Yellow Vests refuse to submit to Macron’s harsher tactics, NATO is liable to enter the fray with some expeditionary force to put down the rebellion. In which case the people of France face anything from a multinational Thermidorean attack to a White Terror, with newly minted Muscadins collecting rebel scalps as they did during the French Revolution.

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The Democratic Party Obsession with Capitalism and Militarism Will Grow Worse by 2020

DANNY HAIPHONG—Diversity and Russiagate are interrelated. The former has been employed to make the rule of imperialism more effective under the auspices of “diverse” oligarchs such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Russiagate is the spawn of diversity’s failures. Diversity did nothing to intervene in the declining living standards of working and poor people, especially Black people. Rather, it complimented the system’s race to the bottom. Now that the War on Terror has lost legitimacy, and the two-party duopoly along with it, Russiagate has given people in the U.S. someone and something to blame other than the rulers of their own system.

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Corporate media smears WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

OSCAR GRENFELL—The tenor of the coverage that followed Best’s blog post is summed up by a sampling of media headlines: “Julian Assange fails the smell test” (Washington Post), “WikiLeaks Doesn’t Want Reporters Covering Julian Assange’s ‘Poor Personal Hygiene’” (Observer), “WikiLeaks wants people to stop saying Julian Assange bleaches his hair, eats with his hands, or has bad hygiene” (Business Insider Australia), and “WikiLeaks doesn’t want you to say Julian Assange lives in a cupboard ‘under the stairs’” (Mashable).

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