Sunday, 25. June 2017

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  1. Damascus, SANA – Prime Minister Imad Khamis on Saturday toured Souq al-Midan marketplace in Damascus, meeting local shop owners and people shopping at the eve of Eid al-Fitr holiday. Premier Khamis talked with shop owners about the state of commerce, and they told him that retail activities are much better than they were in previous...
  2. Damascus, SANA – First Sharia Judge of Damascus Mahmoud al-Maarawi announced on Saturday evening that Sunday June 25th is first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday. On this occasion, President Bashar al-Assad received congratulatory cables from al-Maarawi and from the Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Minister Mohammad Abdelsattar al-Sayyed, Justice Minister Hisham al-Shaar, and Grand Mufti of the Republic...
  3. Damascus, SANA – As part of the Israeli enemy’s continuing support for terrorist organizations, Israeli warplanes attacked services facilities and residential buildings in the surroundings of al-Baath city in Quenitra province at the same time as Jabhat al-Nsura terrorists were attacking the area. A military source said that Army and Armed Forces units, in cooperation...
  4. Damascus, SANA – An earthquake of 3.1 magnitude on the Richter scale was registered on Saturday afternoon 47 kilometers east of Hasaka. The National Center for Earthquakes told SANA that the earthquake occurred at 16:52 local time at latitude 36.46 and longitude 41.27 and at a depth of 15 kilometers. Hazem Sabbagh
  5. Damascus, SANA – Hundreds of detainees were released from prison on Saturday in the framework of supporting the ongoing local reconciliations in all provinces. Justice Minister Hisham Mohammad al-Shaar said that 672 persons from various provinces have been released, including 588 detainees that were at Damascus Central Prison, 91 of whom being women, adding this initiative...
  6. Quneitra, SANA – 300 food packages provided by Russia were distributed to families of martyrs, the wounded, the displaced and needy people in the eastern countryside of Quneitra province. The humanitarian aid came within the framework of Russia’s support to the Syrian people and their steadfastness against terrorism.  
  7. Provinces, SANA- the army’s Air Force destroyed on Saturday an ISIS position and two pickups, equipped with machineguns, and killed 14 ISIS terrorists in the village of Mhaimadiyeh in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor province. SANA reporter said that the army Air Force carried out a series of airstrikes on the ISIS positions, gatherings and fortifications in the neighborhoods of al-Hamidiyeh,...
  8. Muscat, SANA – The Syrian Olympic football team lost 0-1 to Oman in a friendly match held on Friday in Muscat within the two teams’ preparations for Asian Cup under – 23 qualifications scheduled next month. The Syrian team will leave the Omani capital to Iraq to play two friendly matches with its Iraqi counterpart...
  9. Deir Ezzor, Aleppo, SANA – 9 civilians were killed and 45 others were injured in terrorist mortar attacks by ISIS on the besieged neighborhoods of Deir Ezzor. SANA reporter said Saturday that the ISIS terrorists fired during the past 24 hours a number of mortar rounds at al-Qusour neighborhood and its surroundings in the city,...
  10. Damascus, SANA- Temperatures will gradually rise to become above average between 2 to 4 degrees as the country is affected by a southeastern superficial low air pressure accompanied by a high air pressure in the upper layers of the atmosphere. The Meteorology Department expected in its Saturday bulletin that the skies will be clear in general and misty in the eastern...
  11. The discredited Organization of American States has been targeting the Bolivarian Revolution for years

  12. The Cuban Union of Computer Scientists (UIC) is ready to hold an international event as part of the organization’s role in the computerization of society

  13. Source: ALBA Movements / The Dawn News / June 21, 2017 This is the final statement of the World Conference of the Peoples For a World Without Borders towards Universal Citizenship, which took place at Tiquipaya, 400 kilometers from La Paz between Tuesday and Wednesday. “Social movements, citizens of the […]
  14. Pride 2017 Statement from the Communist Party of Canada and the Young Communist League In 2017, Pride events across Canada take place in a much different context than one short year ago. The election of Donald Trump has encouraged fascists and other reactionaries to emerge from their dark corners and to openly promote hatred in [...]
  15. This is the second of a two-part article. Read Part 1 here. By: Demián Revart / Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / June 15, 2017 How can we expect the state to increase the economic status of the population when in fact the state is working, through violence […]
  16.   Source: ALBA Movimientos / The Dawn News / June 21, 2017 To the present representatives of the governments, organizations and social movements. First of all, I would like to thank the invitation sent by the Government and Social Movements of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to participate in this […]
  17. This is the second of a two-part interview. Read Part 1 here. By: William Parra / Source Al Mayadeen Español / The Dawn News / June 19, 2017 Here, in the Cuban capital, the guerrilla leaders agree to give interviews for the first time in years. The Commander of the […]
  18.   Source: La Jornada / The Dawn News / June 22, 2017 A year ago, on June 20, 2017, eight people were killed by the Mexican police during a protest held by teachers and social organizations in the South-eastern state of Oaxaca. Last Monday, Mexicans commemorated the anniversary of the […]
  19. By: Michael T. Klare / Source: TomDispatch / The Dawn News / June 11, 2017   That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media. By snubbing NATO and withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, we’ve been […]
  20. In 2010, the people of occupied Western Sahara claimed for their freedom with a massive camp, called the Gdeim Izik dignity camp. It was a defiance against the Moroccan oppression, so it was violently attacked by the Army and the occupation police, who destroyed the camp and set it on fire. […]
  21. Source: Casa Pueblos / The Dawn News / June 20, 2017 A group of experts in human rights of the United Nations asked past Friday to the Argentine Supreme Court of Justice to recognize the extreme gravity of the crimes against humanity committed during the last military dictatorship of 1976 […]
  22. Three new photovoltaic parks currently under construction will more than double the amount of electricity generated with the use of solar panels in the province, when they are connected to the national grid this coming September

  23. Granma spoke to Minister of State, Coordinator of Social Affairs and Minister of Education of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, António da Conceição, during an official visit to the island

  24. The National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) issued a statement following the announcements by U.S. President Donald Trump, which mark a step back in relations

  25. The People's Assembly have announced what will be a huge National Demonstration against the Tories and their allies... under the title

    "Not One Day More"

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  26. To build a mass movement against Trump, we have to engage newcomers productively.   By: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor / Source: Jacobin Mag / The Dawn News / January 24, 2017   The United States has just experienced a corporate hijacking. If Trump’s inaugural speech did not alert you to the fact […]
  27. Leaders from four continents met to discuss the humanitarian crisis of refugees and the possibility of a world without borders. Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / June 22, 2017   The World People’s Conference “For a World without Borders Towards Universal Citizenship”, which is held in Tiquipaya, center Bolivia, […]
  28. Accustomed to struggling and resisting, we Cuban women state to U.S. President  Donald Trump, that we do not accept walls, intervention or threats from anybody, and much less from those who wish to disregard the legacy which has sustained and motivated us for centuries

  29. The General Customs of the Republic of Cuba continues to work hard to effectively combat drug smuggling and other illegal activities

  30. Border Brigade First Lieutenant Yaisis Isaac del Río, who works with the Young Communist League, was elected as the Eastern Army's direct delegate to the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students

  31. The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents, expresses its solidarity with the fair demands of the working class of Thailand against the amendment of the National Health Security Act and all its provisions that increase the inequality and create obstacles in the access of the popular strata and poor people to the public health system. The public health is an absolute priority of the WFTU and the international class oriented trade union movement. We struggle for a modern, public and quality health system with policies of prevention and healthcare infrastructure that cover the entire population. We fight for public and free medical care and accessible and quality medicines for all. We call the workers in every continent and every county of the...
  32. The United Nations Security Council on June 21st welcomed the deployment by the so-called Group of Five (G5) – Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger – of a joint force to tackle the threat of terrorism, as well as the serious challenges posed by transnational organized crime in Africa’s restive Sahel region. Also by that text, the Council urged the joint force of up to 5,000 military and police personnel, as well as the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali and French forces in that country to ensure adequate coordination and exchange of information regarding their operations, within their respective mandates. The text of the Decision was proposed by France and USA, this development comes just 4 days after the G20-Africa Partnership Conference in...
  33. While the djihadists of Daesh (ISIS) are under siege in their two ``capitals'', tensions are mounting between the different forces present on the terrain. At risk, not only the future of two cities, but also of the nation-states as they presently exist.
    Several non-governmental organisations have expressed their fears in face of risks encountered by the inhabitants of Mosul, themselves under siege and lacking everything.
    Photo: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP
    In Mosul, the combat against Daesh has (...)

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  34. On February 19, 2016, Bulu Roy Chowdhury, a National Council member of the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), member of National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW), All India Youth Federation( AIYF), All India Students Federation (AISF) and champion of the oppressed, former Lady Irwin School (LIS ), Delhi, student (1951), passed on in the town of Tiruvananthapuram which she had made her home for many years. The Hindu in its obituary mentioned that, “ Ms. Chowdhury played an active role (...)

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  35. As expected, Cuba’s men’s boxing team dominated the American Boxing Confederation (AMBC) Continental Championships with a solid performance by its representatives, who secured eight gold and two silver medals in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

  36. Restoring and promoting the work of Antonio Gumersindo Garay, better known as Sindo Garay (Santiago de Cuba, April 12, 1867- La Habana, July 17, 1968), on the 150th anniversary of his birth, is the main aim of the Musical Publishing and Recording Enterprise (Egrem) with the release, this year, of three albums by the author of “La Bayamesa” and “El Huracán y la Palma”

  37. The Venezuelan Ambassador to the Organization of American States (OAS), Samuel Moncada, thanked Caribbean countries June 19 for their solidarity, which put a stop to the interventionist aims of this regional body against this South American nation

  38. Cuba’s Adult and Youth Education Program (EJA) is one of the most significant in terms of social impact

  39. On National Aboriginal Day, June 21, the Communist Party of Canada sends our warmest greetings to all First Nations, Innu and Métis peoples. We take this important occasion to renew our solidarity with the resistance against the expansion of resource extraction industries on traditional indigenous territories, and with all those who stand for an end [...]
  40. June 26-30, across the country, neighborhood constituency commissions will be constituted, to then continue the training process leading up to October elections

  41. Habang nagtatagal ang pagkubkob at pagsakop ng AFP sa Marawi at ang pagpataw ng batas militar sa buong Mindanao, lalong kumakapal ang usok ng disimpormasyon at panlilinlang. Araw-araw ay naglulubid ng buhangin ang mga upisyal-militar, si Duterte at kanyang mga tagapagsalita at tagasulsol sa tangkang tabunan ang katotohanan.

    The post Dinggin ang sigaw ng Marawi at Mindanao appeared first on NDFP.

  42. The Party acknowledges the June 17 statement of GRP Negotiating Panel Chief Silvestre Bello III. The commitment of the GRP expressed therein to proceed with peace negotiations with the NDFP is a welcome development and is well appreciated by the revolutionary forces.

    The post CPP welcomes GRP commitment to continue talks; calls for immediate end to destruction of Marawi and Mindanao Martial Law appeared first on NDFP.

  43. On June 20, members of the European Parliament took another step toward rapprochement between the regional bloc and Cuba, after adopting the first ever bilateral cooperation agreement between the European Union and Caribbean nation

  44. Press conference by Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, minister of Foreign Relations of Cuba, in Vienna, Austria, June 19, 2017, Year 59 of the Revolution

  45. The World Federation of Trade Unions on the occasion of the World Refugee Day, 20th of June 2017, expresses its firm, internationalist solidarity with the millions of refugees and displaced persons who are forced to abandon their countries, their homes because of the imperialist wars and conflicts. This year the situation is worse than ever, with 65,6 million of displaced persons worldwide, of whom 22,5 millions are refugees. All workers, whether they are foreigners or locals are class brothers and our struggles are common, no matter the nationality, race, color of skin or religion are. The WFTU calls upon the international working class, to keep expressing its solidarity with immigrants and refugees, especially now, when imperialist wars and aggression have created huge waves of...
  46. The change in policy toward Cuba, announced June 16 by U.S. President Donald Trump, implies a setback in bilateral relations • Granma shares opinions and analysis from both sides of the Florida Straits

  47. The statements issued by GRP DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, a publicly identified lackey of US imperialism, and Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella in connection with the raid of a police station in Maasin, Iloilo, by the NPA are baseless, unfair and unwarranted.

    The post Lorenzana and Abella are out of bounds appeared first on NDFP.

  48. López Rivera expressed his support for the decolonization of Puerto Rico, and the hope that one day the country will be able to participate in the United Nations as a sovereign and independent nation

  49. Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, President of the Councils of State and Minister, received the Honorable Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, who is making an official working visit to Cuba

  50. During his visit to Agusan del Norte last June 17, 2017, the US-Duterte regime declared that 75% of NPA members are Lumad. Thus, he said, attention should be given to the Lumad to suppress "insurgency" in Caraga, which continue to be the primary problem of the region. He tried to entice the Lumad to surrender with integration into the reactionary army.

    The post The declaration that 75% of NPA are Lumad is a big lie and deceitful appeared first on NDFP.

  51. In recognition of its results, Pinar del Río hosted the national tribute to blood donors, June 16

  52. President Nicolás Maduro condemns interventionist remarks by the U.S. Vice President and reaffirms support for National Constituent Assembly

  53. The Secretariat of the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba sent a message to its U.S. counterparts following the announcements made by President Donald Trump regarding relations with the island

  54. Offering healthcare services in the country’s remote mountainous regions is a learning experience vital to the professional development of young Cuban doctors. After graduating they work for one year in offices in rural zones across the nation as part of their social service commitment

  55. The construction of six new hotels in Villa Clara is part of an ambitious development plan in the central Cuban province

  56. Pinar del Río will once again host the national act commemorating the anniversaries of the assaults on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Garrisons

  57. Revolutionary Government statement released June 16, in response to new Presidential Directive on U.S. policy toward Cuba, denounces Donald Trump's intention to halt progress in normalization of relations

  58. We publish the poster for the 3rd Pan-African Conference of WFTU Affiliates and Friends which will take place in Abuja, Nigeria, 25-27 July 2017.
  59. Turkish working class showed a great resistance against the capitalist class and their policies that aimed to enslave all the workers and all popular strata. Hundred of thousands of workers took the streets in Istanbul and Kocaeli on 15-16 June in 1970. On the anniversary of this great resistance, Nakliyat-Is Union organized massive celebrations in three big cities of Turkey: İstanbul, İzmir, Konya. The union is also going to organize a massive celebration together with Birleşik Metal-Is Union on June 19 in Eskişehir. In celebrations, the anti-worker policies implemented by the government were denounced. It was pointed out that the working class won’t allow the capitalists to take away their rights. The flags of WFTU were carried during all the events.
  60. The World Federation of Trade Unions expresses its sincere sadness for the victims who have found tragic death in the multi-storey building in Grenfell, London. We convey our condolences to the families of the victims and their relatives. We denounce the hypocrisy of the Governmental and Local Authorities that try to hide their responsibilities. For the international class oriented trade union movement, what happened in the building, resulting in the injustice and tragic loss of the lives of 58 people and more than 70 still missing, it is not an accident it is a crime. The instigators of the crime are all those who allowed to use inappropriate materials, are all those who consider the lives of immigrants and the poorest of lower value than the lives of the rich people, are all those who...
  61. We, the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), reiterate our previous declaration that we stand firmly with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) in opposing and fighting terrorism, terrorist groups and acts of terrorism.

    The post NDFP reiterates declaration opposing and fighting terrorism appeared first on NDFP.

  62. Cuba holds an unchallenged first place on the Central American and Caribbean medal chart. Likewise in Latin America; second on the entire American continent; and among the top ten on the globe!

  63. Only 16.9% of breaches of the criminal code committed by American military personnel in Japan last year were brought to court.
    80% of crimes or accidents committed by the American military are never followed up or lead to convictions.
    Toru Yamanaka/AFP
    They incur the anger of the Japanese population but remain unpunished. A year ago, a total of 65,000 people gathered in Naha, the capital of Okinawa, to protest about the rape and murder of a young Japanese girl by a former American (...)

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  64. Maurice Audin, member of the Algerian Communist Party (PCA) since 1950 --- he was 18 years of age at the time --- was arrested by parachutists of the 1st RCP on Tuesday 11 June 1957. He was assassinated, most likely on 21 June, after having been horribly tortured.
    Maurice Audin in the documentary by François Demerliac, La Disparition. Chaya Films et Virtuel/Public Sénat
    The official version is that the young man had escaped while being transferred. But, already in 1957, and even more so (...)

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  65. The 17 members of the commission were invested yesterday, June 15, during a ceremony in the Palace of the Revolution

  66. Speech of Chrysi Lampoudi, Vice President of the FISE Dear Collegues, We represent here today the FISE which was founded in 1946 and which from then until now is a member of the WFTU. At the same time we are a permanent member of UNESCO in Paris, and we actively participate in all the interesting international Forums that have to do with Education and teachers. We believe that from 1946 until today our organization has dealt with all the major subjects concerning education. Through the struggle of the workers of the past century, we have achieved great progress and many of the problems of teachers were resolved. Illiteracy was contained, and in several countries first level education became mandatory. Unfortunately in the last decade governments around the world are trying to get back...
  67. The President of the Republic of Mozambique, His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, will arrive in Cuba Thursday evening, on an official visit to the island

  68. A giant march led by Santa Clara youth, yesterday June 14, evoked Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara and General Antonio Maceo on the anniversary of their births

  69. The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) renders full honors to Baltazar "Bal" Pinguel, the firebrand of the First Quarter Storm! Ka Bal served the people through the national democratic movement as best as he could, in hard struggle and self-sacrifice.

    The post NDFP pays tribute to Baltazar ‘Bal’ Pinguel appeared first on NDFP.

  70. With a long history in the province, the plant proceses a wide variety of fruits and vegetables for the domestic market, tourism, and export.

  71. Municipal delegates to be elected in October • Exact date to be determined to elect delegates to Provincial Assemblies and deputies to the National Assembly of People's Power

  72. Perhaps, the world has not changed so much, but nevertheless it has become informational. So we can see the crisis of systematic analysis in science, in intelligence service and in politics. Those who are responsible for studying reality lose the ability to analyze adequately, the quality of management is falling down and forecasts do not come true. Science got confused in myths which were made by itself. Scientists cannot agree on single scientific lexicon, because for thousands of years, (...)

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  73. His score in the first round of the presidential election (24.1%) and the record abstention of Sunday reveal the exhaustion of our system of democratic representation.
    We see in a deforming mirror, and what one sees depends upon the place from which one observes: Macron's "wave" would almost make us forget the paradox, that after having become the president of the Fifth Republic with the fewest votes in the first round of the election, the one getting, with his ally Modem, 32.2%, the (...)

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  74. Two quotes from a related article in l'Humanité, by Lionel Venturini:
    « Indeed the central fact concerning the first round of the legislative election is that only 16% of the population (those eligible to vote), mostly older people in favored classes of society, will be represented in the next National Assembly, and will thus hold full power. »
    « This transcription of the state of emergency into the common law does not arise by chance. It is an expression of the baring to public view of the (...)

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  75. The WFTU Meetings and activities In the framework of 106th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland concluded today, June 13th with high participation of the WFTU affiliates and friends that were present during the 106th ILC. In the today meeting on the Economic immigration and refugees the main Speech was delivered by the WFTU Vice-President Pampis Kyritsis from Pancyprian Federation of Labour (PEO). One minute of silence kept in the memory of all immigrants and refugees who lost their life in the sea trying to reach Greece and Italy. Photos of the meeting
  76. Once again the working class and the poor people of Bangladesh pay with their lives the criminal lack of protection measures at the workplace as well as at the county’ districts where the popular strata live. During the last week, 2 new incidents add tens of people in the never-ending list of victims. At least 25 people were killed during the daylong rainfall and the following landslide. Also 3 construction workers were killed as their platform collapsed. The World Federation of Trade Unions, representing 92 million workers in the 5 continents, expresses its solidarity with the Bangladesh working class and supports their fair demands for protective measures in all aspects of life. However, while the protection of the workers’ lives is just an additional cost for the...
  77. The New People's Army units in Southern Mindanao continue to firm up its battle positions while defending the rights of the people in the territories of the People's Democratic Government. The NPA is even more constrained to do so in the face of GRP Pres. Rodrigo Duterte's adamant dictatorial bluster and the rising fascism of his regime amid the Martial Law imposition and suspension of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao.

    The post Police officer held as NPA prisoner; NPA offensive vs. 16th IB in Paquibato appeared first on NDFP.

  78. The AFP's admission that it is now being provided with "technical assistance" and fed with intelligence information by the US military indicates two things. First, that the US military is being allowed by the AFP to carry out intelligence operations, presumably, electronic and drone surveillance operations, in complete violation of Philippine sovereignty. Secondly, that the AFP is now being remote-controlled by the US military like one of its drones through so-called "sharing" of intelligence information.

    The post On presence of US military forces in Marawi appeared first on NDFP.

  79. Duterte's martial law in Mindanao further proves that the country's much-vaunted "independence" is all along a complete sham. Why? It is because Duterte's bases for declaring martial law in Mindanao fits right into the scheme of US imperialism to further strengthen and maintain its military, political and economic hegemony in the country and the Asia-Pacific region.

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  80. En Marche! and France insoumise – “modernity” put to the test
    The two movements present themselves as solutions to an “old political scene” and ride on the back of a desire for renewal and a less hierarchical form of politics, but they cannot escape the traditional political parties they reject.
    Are “movements” the future or a symptom of a sick political system, which will draw from the past elements of “modernity” to make a “concrete attempt to go beyond” political parties, as Jean-Luc Mélenchon (...)

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  81. Prof. Francois Houtart, champion of people's rights internationally and a long time friend of the Filipino people in their struggle for national and social liberation died of illness at the age 91 under the loving care of his Ecuadorian comrades. We convey our most heartfelt condolences to his family and relatives, his colleagues and numerous friends all over the world.

    The post NDFP Renders Highest Honors to Prof. Francois Houtart, Champion of People’s Rights and Staunch Friend of the Filipino People appeared first on NDFP.

  82. From Raqqa:
    Activists using social media have affirmed that combat aircraft of the ``International Coalition'', led by the United States, have carried out, during the last 24 hours [1], 25 raids on sections of the city of Raqqa, and have used, in many of these raids, white phosphorus bombs, munitions that are internationally prohibited.
    Information from identified civilian and media sources assures SANA [2] that the raids targeted zones in the west of the city of Raqqa, and also the (...)

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