Open Letter in Support of Mediation not Sanctions on Venezuela
The Alliance for Global Justice along with other defenders of Venezuelan sovereignty call on Congresspeople, the President, members of Parliament and the Prime Minister of Canada to support the recent […]
Venezuela, the shadow agenda
In the August 2017 documentary, “Venezuela, the Shadow Agenda,” director Hernando Calvo Ospina challenges prevailing corporate media storylines attacking Bolivarian Venezuela and Nicolás Maduro, its president. Oil is the […]
Women Strike the Empire: The Women’s Strike in the United States
When feminist activists and intellectuals published a collective statement calling for a feminism for the 99% and for a day of action in solidarity with the International Women’s Strike in 2017, the […]
- André Vltchek's Column
- 09 Mar 2018
Why the West cannot stomach Russians
When it comes to Russia or the Soviet Union, reports and historical accounts do get blurry; in the West they do, and consequently in all of its ‘client states’. […]
Germany: why did the SPD membership vote for the coalition?
The decision to join the government throws up big questions for the left and for the movements. At 66 percent on a 78 percent turnout over half – 52 […]
US State Dept.: “We want elections in Venezuela now, unless we’re not guaranteed a win, in which case they’re illegitimate”
With presidential elections announced in Venezuela, the US State Department moved quickly to declare that the contest was illegitimate and that its results would not be recognised. But less than […]
No Matter What the Western Propaganda Says, Chinese Democracy is Alive and Well!
New huge wave of ‘China bashing’ is once again rolling from Europe and North America. Its water is filthy and murky. It tries to smear everything about the present Chinese […]
Under America’s spell, Italy drifts toward Trumpism
Among all European nations, Italy after the Second World War has been one of the most faithful allies to the US government. America’s influence on our society has been steady […]
Venezuela: Revenge of the Mad-Dog Empire
Only in the world of comic-book fantasies is the United States a friend to the oppressed in Africa or anywhere else on the planet. In the real world, the U.S. […]
The authoritarians who silence Syria questions
I am loath to draw more attention to the kind of idiocy that passes for informed comment nowadays from academics and mainstream journalists. Recently I lambasted Prof Richard Carver for his arguments […]
Southeast Asia getting killed by logging and mining
When an airplane is approaching Singapore Changi Airport, it makes the final approach either from the direction of Peninsular Malaysia, or from the Indonesian island of Batam. Either way, the […]
There’s no ‘red scare.’ So what is right-wing violence about?
The radical right is useful for the mainstream right to cover over the accumulation of wealth that would be difficult to defend, and to channel the resentment of the precarious […]
Italian Elections: Neoliberal failure and anti-immigrant rhetoric
In this uncertain context the anti-immigrant rhetoric is used to draw attention away from the real problems. History has shown that fascism is always around the corner to save capitalism. […]
Regime Change Strategy Fails: Is a Military Invasion of Venezuela Next?
Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Texas, on February 1, Secretary of State Tillerson suggested a potential military coup in Venezuela. Tillerson then visited allied Latin American countries urging regime […]
Did the CIA Sabotage Russia at the Olympics?
There is something very fishy about the Anti Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) pinned on the Russian curler and Russian bobsledder during the final week of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. […]