Category: International

By GILBERT MERCIER Counterpunch.org Police violence in the United States should not surprise anyone. In Ferguson, Missouri, we have witnessed the use against US citizens of Iraq-tested war technologies. On August 17, 2014, a police force using armored vehicles and military tactics fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at peaceful protesters who had been…

Communal Lands: Theater of Operations for the Counterinsurgency

By RENATA BESSI, SANTIAGO NAVARRO F. and Translated by MIRIAM TAYLOR Truthout | News Analysis Also see: The Changing Map of Latin America Also see: Across Latin America, a Struggle for Communal Land and Indigenous Autonomy Also see: Mexico: Electoral Reform Threatens the Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples In 2006, a team of geographers from the…

Filipinos join call to stop US-backed Israeli attacks on Gaza

MANILA – Artists, yoga practitioners and activists staged a solidarity action for the people of Palestine at the Boy Scout Circle, Timog ave., Quezon City, Aug. 7. Led by the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP), the protesters condemned the US-backed Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people. To date, nearly 2,000 Palestinians have been killed.…

CPP calls for end of Israeli bombing of Gaza City, urges support to Palestinian defense of their homeland

There is an “ugly truth that does not get published in the Western media. Over the last 13 years, on average, one Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every three days. Since the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000, 1,523 Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli occupation forces. Over the same time period, 129 Israeli children have been killed.” – International League of Peoples’ Struggle