• COVID-19 cases rise to 2,879 in Venezuela

    Vice-president Delcy Rodríguez informed Friday, June 12, that Venezuela’s health authorities detected 65 new COVID-19 cases for a total of 2,879 cases in the country.

    At a briefing, Rodríguez explained that out of these new cases, 6 are due to community transmissions located in the Capital District (2), and the states of Trujillo (2) and Miranda (2).

  • Organizing the unemployed, then and now

    Hunger, homelessness, and evictions were features of the Great Depression in the United States. Jobs disappeared and working conditions deteriorated. Some “250,000 teenagers were on the road.” And how many others? By 1933 one-third of farm families had lost their farms. Unemployment that year was 25 percent. The lives of working people were devastated.

    The federal government’s New Deal led to political and social reforms. Now the U.S. government once more has a big economic crisis on its hands, this one associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s providing mostly financial relief, with a lot going to big economic players.

  • Now it is for the Supreme Court to turn on the country’s Working Class

    The Supreme Court of India today handed down an order which in effect leaves no one responsible for the lives and livelihood of all working people in the country. In 28 pages of verbiage not located in constitutional rights, fact or the procedure of law, the Supreme Court accepted that employers cannot be held responsible for wages of workers during the lockdown.

  • COVID-19 cases rise to 2,814 in Venezuela

    COVID-19 cases in Venezuela rose to 2,814 after authorities registered 40 new imported cases from Brazil and Colombia and 36 community transmissions, informed President Nicolás Maduro ar a briefing.

    “Today we have to report 40 new imported cases from Brazil and Colombia, and we have 36 community transmissions. I want to draw your attention here. Out of these 36 cases, 34 are from the hotspot of Las Pulgas market in Maracaibo,” explained the Venezuelan president.

  • Saint Kitts and Nevis before ALBA-TCP: In difficult times we have the Caribbean Republics

    “In difficult times, in times of crisis we have the Caribbean Republics, we have genuine friends like our those from the Republic of Cuba and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela”.

    This was expressed by the representative of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lionel Sydney Osborne, who added that is working to recover the economy, which has been affected by the pandemic.

  • Ignacio Ramonet from ALBA TCP conference: Southern countries must unite to demand an end to sanctions

    As a special guest, the Spanish journalist and historian Ignacio Ramonet, specified that in the face of the post-pandemic economic challenges imposed by COVID-19, it is necessary for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to re-promote the food sovereignty project and strengthen alliances in terms of health services.

    This during the telematic ALBA-TCP conference on post-pandemic economy held this Wednesday.

  • Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines urges revitalization of post-pandemic economy during ALBA-TCP conference

    The importance of strengthening the bonds of brotherhood, solidarity and complementarity between the Latin American and Caribbean nations to “seek a new meaning in this period”, was part of what the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, highlighted in his speech, during the economic conference of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) held this June 10.

  • Vijay Prashad sets out a 10-point agenda for a new economic order after COVID-19

    During his speech at the High Level Conference: Post Pandemic Economy at ALBA-TCP held on June 10, Vijay Prashad, director of the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research, set out a 10-point agenda for the developing world after COVID- 19.

    Among the first points, Prashad highlighted the need for a plan for structural transformation of the system, an alternative to the new world economic order that will emerge after the current capitalist system is exiled.

  • Antigua and Barbuda plans to hold ALBA-China forum to strengthen strategic alliances before COVID-19

    This Wednesday, during his speech at the High Level Conference: Post Pandemic Economy at ALBA-TCP, the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, indicated that “COVID-19 has been a lesson for everyone” and urged the regional block to articulate a collective response.

    In this sense, he pointed out that the “response must be the unique voice of ALBA, to express global solidarity at the moment, because what we are observing is the unilateralism of the countries that only watch for themselves, but not for solidarity global that is essential to face this crisis”.

  • Grenada reaffirms ALBA-TCP commitments and thanks support during the pandemic

    During his speech at the ALBA-TCP telematic conference on the post-pandemic economy, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Labor of Grenada, Peter David, thanked the timely help of China, Cuba and Venezuela in the framework of the fight against COVID- 19.

    “We have received important support from Venezuela and China, supplies, medicines, kits; for its part, Cuba has sent us a medical mission just as it has done with other countries, we are eternally grateful”, he said.

  • Evo Morales proposes that WHO assume control of the drug industry at ALBA-TCP conference

    The Bolivian indigenous leader Evo Morales proposed on Wednesday that the World Health Organization and the States to assume control over the world drug industry, which “cannot be in the hands of private or transnational companies”, as part of an international campaign that raised the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP).

  • Venezuela proposes joint council, vaccine against COVID-19 at ALBA-TCP Conference

    President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro proposed a Joint Council gathering foreign and economy ministers of the member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – People’s Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) to materialize the proposals made at the economic virtual conference held on June 10.

    “The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America has served for great actions in fields such as health, education, diplomacy, finance and economy,” said the Venezuelan president in his opening speech at the High-Level Conference: Post-pandemic Economy in ALBA-TCP.

  • ECLAC rejects economic sanctions at ALBA-TCP High-Level Conference

    In her speech at the High-Level Conference: Post-pandemic Economy in ALBA-TCP, Alicia Bárcena, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), strongly rejected the economic “sanctions” imposed by the U.S. on Venezuela and Cuba, two member countries of ALBA-TCP, a bloc whose 16th anniversary falls in December.

    “We salute the ALBA-TCP long life because we believe in regional integration and fair and egalitarian multilateralism,” she expressed.

  • High-Level Conference entitled “Post-pandemic Economy in ALBA-TCP” begins

    In the context of the world and regional propagation of COVID-19, President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Nicolás Maduro opened on Wednesday, June 10, the High-Level Conference: Post-pandemic Economy in ALBA-TCP to determine the economic weakness and strength of member countries after the sanitary crisis caused by coronavirus.

  • COVID-19 cases rise to 2,632 in Venezuela

    COVID-9 cases in Venezuela rose to 2,632 after 159 new cases were reported by Vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism Jorge Rodriguez in a briefing held at the Miraflores Presidential Palace.

    Rodriguez explained that 158 of these new cases are international transmissions, 147 imported from Colombia and 2 from Ecuador, and 9 contacts with international travelers. Likewise, he reported only 1 community transmission.

  • From uprising to elections and beyond

    Our country is in the midst of an unprecedented uprising. Initiated by the African American people and joined by our Asian, Latino, Native American, and white sisters and brothers, millions are saying, “hell no” to institutionalized racism. And this is happening not only in America but also all over the world. Humanity is standing up, demonstrating their solidarity, declaring that George Floyd, and before him Breonna Taylor, and before her, Ahmaud Arbery did not die in vain.

  • Solidarity with the People of United States!

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    We, the Communist and Worker's Parties express our solidarity with the multinational working class of the USA and with the NorthAmerican people that have taken to the streets mobilizing against racism, repression, unemployment, and other acute problems caused by the capitalist system of exploitation.

    The murder of George Floyd is not an exception, it's a rule racist policy, against African-Americans, Latinos, and immigrants of other nationalities. The system of exploitation confronts, in the same manner, the whole of the working class, as the COVID-19 pandemic proves, that is currently over two million infections and almost 113,000 deaths, where many lives could have been saved, but a privatized health care system turned out to be dangerous because its criteria is capitalist profit.

  • Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza: ‘8 out of every 10 COVID-19 cases in Venezuela are imported’

    Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza highlighted on Tuesday, June 9, the “poor sanitary handling” of the governments of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, as evidenced in the fact that 8 out of every 10 cases registered by the Bolivarian Republic in Venezuela are nationals coming from those countries.

  • We stand against restrictions on liberties! We stand in defence of life and the rights of the working class!

    The member unions of the International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggles raise our voices against the restriction of liberties that States are pursuing in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic through legislation and State propaganda.

    The coronavirus pandemic has evidenced the lack of a public health system capable of providing universal care. However, capitalism’s only response, after years of benefiting from the privatisation of health care systems, has been to impose a state of emergency to limit freedom of movement and to militarise the streets.

  • 10 June, USB demonstration of School, University and Research at the Ministry for a real “revolution” of the university and research system and school

    USB ItaliaThe health crisis at Covid19 and the consequent closure of schools and universities has put the debate on the role of public education back at the centre, in this context all the limits of a training chain bent to the needs of the production chain, the dogmas of teaching by skills, evaluation as the ultimate goal, the corporatization of schools and universities and the submission of research for private profit.