Reggae Message: Viva Venezuela Bolivariana

Comandante Hugo Chavez 
28 July 1954 – 5 March 2013

Lyrics:  In English and Spanish

Viva Venezuela Bolivariana

Viva Venezuela (Bolivariana)
Vivan los Chavistas
Viva Venezuela (Bolivariana)
(Caan win by the ballot so dem waan violence to reign)

 They destroy, vandalize and burn with no shame
They kill the innocent cause it’s a route to CNN fame
Just like in Libya they want to send in their planes
Bombing and looting for the oil and monetary gain

 Venezuela Jamaica feels your pain
Seems like the oppressors are playing tricks again
Venezuela Jamaica feels your pain
Seems like the oppressors are playing tricks again

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Maduro: BRICS – UNASUR Alliance Will Spur Regional Peace and Prosperity

Source: BRICS – UNASUR Alliance

maduro 10Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said on Wednesday that the meeting between heads of states of BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and of UNASUR nations (Union of South American Nations) will foster an alliance that will ensure peace and prosperity for the region.

“Without a doubt, the meeting between BRICS and UNASUR is historic.  A South American bloc that is on its own path in terms of the economy, culture, politics, jurisdictions, of South American identity … [and] five of the most important emerging nations at the time” is a great alliance, the President said upon arriving in Brasilia.

Correcting the injustices of neoliberalism

He also noted that such an alliance would “correct the injustices of neoliberalism that privileged speculative capitalism in the world, that privileged looting through financial speculation, as in the case of our Argentinean sibling and the vulture funds.”

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Where the Right to Know the Truth is Systematically Violated

By Manuel E. Yepe

truth is a right 2The disinformation resources with which the U.S. proclaims to the world its bonanzas, freedoms, equalities and humanitarian feelings are formidable. They have appointed themselves as judges and custodians of the civil and political rights of citizens of the Third World. Meanwhile, they trample on these rights in their own country and the rest of the planet; especially in those states considered adversaries because they do not docilely accept Washington’s. global domination.

A huge global apparatus manipulates the media that spread the American point of view throughout the planet, hide or minimize U.S. misdeeds and create the conditions for world opinion to accept these.

The systematic manipulation –serving the interests of the oligarchy and the military-industrial complex–of the judiciary, prison-industrial and political systems in the United States contradicts the objectivity they claim to practice. Nevertheless, their representatives expect to be acknowledged as the lawful judges of respect for human rights across the globe.

More than 75 innocent executions in the US since 1976

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Commemoration of the 61st Anniversary of the July 26 Movement in Jamaica

by
Trevor Brown

July 26 bannerThe Cuban embassy in collaboration with the Jamaican network of solidarity organizations with Cuba, will be commemoration the 61st anniversary of the 26 of July Movement on the grounds of the Cuban Embassy on Friday July 25 commencing at 7pm.

The evenings programme will include a documentary highlighting the importance of this day within the Cuban society, solidarity messages from  organizations across Jamaica, cultural presentations,  with the main address by Ricardo Tur Novo, Minister Counsellor at the Cuban Embassy.

Viente seis de Julio (26 of July) is the most important date in Cuba’s revolutionary calendar and is marked by a period of heightened patriotic and revolutionary fervor in our sister island.

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Fidel Castro: The Importance of the BRICS Summit

By Fidel Castro Ruz
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I have begged the editors of Granma to excuse me this time from the honor of publishing what I am going to write in the first page of the official institutions of our Party since I intend to express personal points of view on subjects that I have been unable to do in the collective organizations of the Party and State, such as the Congresses of the Party or meetings of the National Assembly of Popular Power, for reasons of health and time.

In these times problems are more complex and news travel at the speed of light, as everyone knows. Nothing occurs in our world that doesn’t reach those of us and who are still capable to understand new realities.

A strange mixture of blind instincts and conscience

The human being is a strange mixture of blind instincts on the one side and conscience in the other.  We are political animals as Aristotle affirmed rightfully.  Perhaps more than any other philosopher of antiquity, Aristotle influenced thoughts on humanity through his over 200 treatises of which only 31 have been conserved.

His master was Plato who left to posterity his famous utopia on the ideal State. He tried to apply it in Syracuse and that almost cost him his life. His Political Theory remained to qualify ideas as good or bad. The reactionaries used them to describe both Marx and Lenin as theoreticians without taking into consideration the utopias that inspired both Russia and China, the two countries that will lead the new world that will allow human survival if imperialism does not unleash a criminal and exterminating war.

The Soviet Union, the Socialist Bloc, the Peoples Republic of China and North Korea helped us to resist with basic supplies and weapons the implacable economic blockade of the United States, the most powerful empire that ever existed. In spite of its immense power it could not crush a small country a few miles from its coasts that has resisted for more than half a century threats, pirate attacks, kidnapping of fishing boats and sinking of merchant ships, destruction mid-flight of the Cubana de Aviacion plane off Barbados, setting fire to schools and other criminal acts.

When they attempted to invade our country with mercenary forces as vanguard, transported by war ships of the United States, as a first step, they were defeated in less than 72 hours. Later, counterrevolutionary bands, organized and equipped by them committed acts of vandalism that cost the lives or physical integrity of thousands of compatriots.

Attempting to destroy the dreams of Bolivar, Marti and hundreds of patriots

The State of Florida houses the largest base of activities against another country that existed at the time. In due course the economic blockade extended to countries of NATO and other allies in Latin American that were, during the early years, accomplices of the criminal policy of the empire that attempted to destroy the dreams of Bolívar, Martí and hundreds of great patriots of unblemished revolutionary conduct in Latin America.

Our small country not only was denied the right to be an independent country like so many others in Latin America and the Caribbean, exploited and sacked by them but the right of independence of our Homeland that would be totally stripped when the manifest would complement its task of annexing our territory to the United States of North America.

An important Declaration by BRICS

The recently concluded meeting in Fortaleza approved an important Declaration by countries that make up the BRICS group.

The BRICS propose more macroeconomic coordination between the main economies, specifically in G-20 as a fundamental factor for strengthening the perspectives of an effective and sustainable recovery in the entire world.

They announced the signing of a constitutive agreement of the New Bank of Development to move resources for projects of infrastructure and sustained development of the BRICS country and other emergent economies and in development.

The Bank will have an initial authorized capital of 100 billion dollars. The initial capital agreed upon would be 50 billion dollars in equal parts of the founding members. The first president of the Governor’s Junta will be Russia. The first president of the Council of Administration will be Brazil. The first President of the Bank will be India. The headquarters of the Bank will be in Shanghai.

A Treaty to establish a Common Fund of Reserves of Currency for contingent situations

They also announced the signing of a Treaty to establish a Common Fund of Reserves of Currency for contingent situations with an initial among of 100 billion dollars.

It affirms support of a multi lateral system of open, transparent, inclusive and non discriminatory trade; as well as the successful conclusion of the Doha Round in the World Trade Center (WTO).

It recognizes the important role of state companies moving the economy as well as the small and medium size companies that create jobs and wealth.

It reaffirms the need for an integral reform of the United Nations including its Security Council to make it more representative, effective and efficient to adequately answer world conflicts.

It reiterated its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations wherever they occur; and expressed concern of the continued threat of terrorism and extremism in Syria while calling on all Syrians to end the acts of terrorism perpetrated by Al-Qaeda, its members and other terrorist organizations.

Strong condemnation of the use of chemical weapons

They strongly condemned the use of chemical weapons under any circumstance; and welcomed the decision of the Syrian Arab Republic to adhere to the Convention on Chemical Weapons.

It reaffirmed the commitment to contribute to a just and lasting end to the Arab-Israeli conflict on the basis of a legal international framework including pertinent resolutions of the United Nations, the Principles of Madrid and the Initiative of an Arab Peace and expressed support for a call, as soon as possible, of a Conference on the establishment of a zone of the Middle East free of nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.

It reaffirmed the will that exploration and use of outer space should be for pacific means.

It reiterated that there is no alternative to a negotiated solution to the Iranian nuclear question and reaffirmed its support to a solution through political and diplomatic means.

It expressed concern over the situation in Iraq and supported the Iraqi government in its efforts to surpass the crisis, defend national sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The reduction of conflict

It expressed its concern regarding the situation in the Ukraine and called for a broad dialogue, the reduction of the conflict and moderation of all the actors involved to find a political solution of peace.

It reiterated it firm condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. It pointed out that the United Nation has a central role in the coordination of international action against terrorism that should be taken into account international right, including the United Nations Charter and respect for human rights and fundamental liberties.

They recognized that the climate change is one of the largest challenges facing humanity and called for all countries to abide by the decisions adopted in the Convention Framework of the United Nations on the Climate Change (CMNUCC) to reach a successful conclusion by 2015, the negotiations for developing a protocol, another legal instrument or a result agreed upon with legal force under the Convention and applicable in all its parts, in conformity with the principles of the CMNUCC, particularly the principles of common responsibilities but differentiated and its respective capacities.

The strategic importance of education

It expressed the strategic importance of education for an inclusive sustainable development and economic growth; as well as emphasizing the bond between culture and sustainable development.

The next Summit of the BRICS will be in Russia in July of 2015.

It may seem just another agreement among the many that constantly appear in the news of the main western press agencies. However, the importance is clear and categorical. Latin America is a geographic location in the world on which the United States has imposed the most unequal system in the planet for consumption of its internal wealth, supply of cheap raw materials, purchaser of its merchandize and receiver of its gold and funds that escape for their respective countries and are invested by U.S. companies in a country or any other part in the world.

No one ever found an answer capable of satisfying the demands of the real market that we know of today. Also what doubt could there be that Humanity is marching towards a more just period than what has existed in our time as human society?

One of the greatest feats of human history

The abuses committed throughout history are repulsive. Today what is valued is what will happen to our globalized planet in the near future. How can human beings escape from ignorance, the lack of the basic resources for food, health, education, housing, decent job, security and fair salary. What is more important, if this is possible or not, in this minuscule corner of the Universe?  If we think that this is worthwhile, to guarantee it in reality will mean the supremacy of the human being.

For my part I have not the slightest doubt that when Chinese President Xi Jinping culminates his series of activities in this hemisphere, the same as did the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, both countries will be culminating one of the greatest feats of human history.

The BRICS Declaration approved July 15, 2014, in Fortaleza calls for more participation of other countries, especially those fighting for their development through the promotion of cooperation and solidarity of the peoples. There is a significant paragraph by which the BRICS recognize the particular importance of the Union of South American nations (UNASUR) to achieve peace and democracy in the region and achieve sustainable development and eradication of poverty.

Half of the world’s population

I have extended quite a bit although the breach and importance of the subject demands an analysis of important issues that require some comment.

I had thought that in the following days there would be more analysis on the importance of the BRICS Summit. If we add the inhabitants of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa we will understand that they form half of the world population. In a few decades the Gross Domestic Product of China will surpass that of the United States; already many countries now want Yuan and not dollars, not only Brazil but several of the more important in Latin America with products such as soy beans and corn that compete with those of the United States. The contribution that Russia and China can provide in science, technology and the economic development of South America and the Caribbean can be decisive.

Large events in history are not made in a day. Enormous tests and growing challenges of complexity are seen in the future. Between China and Venezuela, 38 agreements of cooperation have been signed. It is time to learn more of these realities.

Source:  It is time to learn a little more about the reality  Cuba – Network in Defense of Humanity  (Edited by JSC)

 

Protest and Destabilization in Venezuela: Following Scripts that Suggest a Degree of Premeditated Coordination

Source:  venezuelanalysis.com

Schemes designed to demonstrate that governments considered hostile to U.S. interests are ruthless and undemocratic span many decades and continents. There is one highly effective type of manipulation that is frequently employed: Peaceful protests are combined with violent ones as the media and opposition conflate the tactics used by security forces against the former and the justified use of force against the latter. The key actors in this display of deception know exactly what their role is and how to act in order to ensure success. Often, support for regime change opens opportunities for blatantly anti-democratic political movements, some of which employ terrorist tactics.

In Chile under Salvador Allende

salvador allende 2Consider the following examples. In Chile under Salvador Allende, upper-class women gathered to bang on pots and pans while in their shadows members of the right-wing paramilitary group Patria y Libertad used violence to provoke security forces. The message was clear: The Marxist government of Allende did not tolerate free expression of opinion and, in addition, Communists beat up on decent, respectable women.

In Libya, Syria and Ukraine

More recently, uprisings in Libya, Syria, and Ukraine were all preceded by a first phase of mass protests, which in some cases put forward legitimate grievances. The media, Washington spokespeople, and human rights NGOs uniformly condemned the government’s violation of basic democratic rights and soon expressed sympathy for those who engaged in violence and called for regime change.

In the case of Ukraine, the second phase of mass protest consisted of armed revolt that included a large contingent of neo-fascists. In Syria, the second phase involved a diversity of terrorist groups including Ahrar al-Sham tied to Al Qaeda, but the U.S. narrative singled out the government as the true “bad guy.” Indeed, Washington has put forward the implausible argument that material support for the “good” rebels committed to democracy will allow them to gain the upper hand against the “bad” ones, that is, terrorists.

Sanctions against Venezuela – fitting a decades-old pattern that ignore the evidence

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Fidel and Raul Castro Send Messages to Nicaragua

Source:  Presna Latina

Managua, July 20

fidel-ortega-raulThe leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, and Cuban President, Raul Castro, yesterday sent greeting messages to Nicaragua on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the Sandinista victory in that country.

In his message, Fidel Castro saluted the Sandinista victory on July 19, 1979 and considered Nicaragua as an irreversible stronghold of the anti-imperialist fight.

Likewise, he highlighted Daniel Ortega as a key figure in the struggle of the peoples of the continent.

In his message, Raul Castro sent fraternal greetings on the occasion of this anniversary, which was extended to the Nicaraguan people.

After both messages were read at Plaza La Fe in the capital, which was crammed with hundreds of thousands of Nicaraguans, Cuban Vice President Ramiro Valdes reminded that the victory was the beginning of a long road of transformations in this nation.

The celebration, led by Daniel Ortega, was also attended by Presidents Nicolas Maduro (Venezuela), Salvador Sanchez Ceren (El Salvador), Juan Orlando Hernandez (Honduras), and the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Rigoberta Menchu, and the President of Ecuadorian Parliament, Gabriela Rivadeneira, among other figures.