Caracas, April 11, 2012 (Telesur, Prensa Latina) - Ten years after the failed coup d'état which the Venezuelan business leaders, backed by theUnited States, perpetrated against President Hugo Chavez, similar threats loom over the stability of this South American country.
On a day like today, 2002, representatives of the most conservative sectors of the oligarchy, supported by some senior army officers, kidnapped the constitutional president ofVenezuelaand took power in the culmination of an intense destabilizing campaign waged months earlier.
Fierce persecutions against ministers and leaders of the Government and also against supporters of Chavez broke out immediately, while the then President of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce ofVenezuela(Fedecámaras), Pedro Carmona, took over the presidency.
In addition to minor economic interests of the conservative sectors affected by laws passed by the government, the promoters of the coup were essentially motivated by the interest of regaining control over the oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), nationalized by Chavez.
But the riot was short-lived, as when they learned of the kidnapping of the president, the Venezuelan people, and especially the people ofCaracas, performed a real rebellion which routed the coup and which on April 13 won the liberation of the President and his triumphant return to thePalaceofMiraflores.
Mariano Rajoy's right wing conservative government is copying Britain in their "Cuts Agenda" they will unveil measures on tomorrow to save tens of billions of euros.
Road, rail and air transport are all due to be affected, with domestic and European flights cut to a fraction of their usual volume. Spain has the EU's highest rate of unemployment. The country's two biggest unions called the strike to demonstrate against new legislation which makes it easier and cheaper for companies to fire employees. Protest marches are planned throughout the country during the evening. Ignacio Fernandez Toxo, leader of the CCOO, said the strike was "a just response to a brutal reform of our system of labour relations".
One protester in the capital Madrid, Maria Jose, said: "This labour reform was meant to protect entrepreneurs and what it really protects are big companies.
"That is why we are here fighting together."
Strikes spark new public pay talks ...
Germany: Public-sector union reps and government negotiators started new talks yesterday to sort out a pay deal for two million workers. The Verdi trade union has organised a wave of warning strikes over the past week that culminated with Tuesday's massive airport worker strike. Workers want a 6.5 per cent pay rise this year and have turned down a meagre 3.3 per cent increase drawn out over two years.
1. Communist Party (ml) of Romania is an organization Communist nationalist fundamentalists, the “gun” of the poor against the rich, the political and organizational arm of the New Proletarian Revolution.
2. Communist Party (ml) of Romania will drive away the bosses from the communist movement, the new aristocracy away of the labor movement, the privatization parties away from the movement socialist and the capitalism away the Romanian society.
3. Communist Party (ml) of Romania will fully expropriate the New bourgeoisie of the Era of Ceausescu and post-Ceausescu and will abolish the private property.
4. Communist Party (ml) of Romania will establish the pluralistic socialism, the egalitarianism, the direct democracy, the self-management labor force and the planned competitive economy.
5. Communist Party (ml) of Romania will guarantee to all citizens a place of work, a minimum wage, state housing, free education, free basic health care.
Why this Countrywide General Strike?
(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
February 19, 2012
The working class of the country is gearing up for the all India general strike on February 28, the 14th general strike in the last two decades. The call for the general strike, on the basis of a ten point charter of demands, was given jointly by all the eleven central trade unions in the country.
It is for the first time in the history of our trade union movement that both the INTUC and the BMS have joined the other central trade unions to call for a countrywide general strike. In addition, many independent all India federations of workers and employees in different sectors like state and central government departments, defence, public sector undertakings, insurance, banks, telecom, road transport, port and dock and of medical representatives, etc have endorsed the strike call. Several
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Today Serbia is a martyr`s country which is deprived of its own identity, its own territory, history, its moral vertical on which it has been built; of its own economic prosperity, because it is the will of the domestic scum that rules Serbia and of their Western masters, as well, and all this in the name of one big media-propaganda-economic illusion called the European Union. Only idiots that are leaders in Serbia and the fake opposition, as well, push Serbia into the EU, the inevitable end of which can easily be foreseen.
Serbian cleptomaniacs that rule Serbia and their assistants, the fake opposition, have the task to ease the illicit state of Kosovo of its labour pains on the grounds of every-day concessions. The horror, being evidenced by the existence of the Albanian lobby within Serbia, can in no way be justified. Various moral creeps advocating the recognition of the mafia and robber-like state of Kosovo should be prosecuted on the basis of high treason and instead of that, they are even allowed to get more and more aggressive in their intention of making Serbia recognize that “monster state”. They all would be brought to justice if only they were not just the same ones uttering what the Serbian cleptomaniac leaders have in mind. They are all harnessed in the direction of destroying Serbia as a state and of turning the citizens of Serbia into the slaves of the Western moguls.
With no exaggeration can we say that Serbia has undergone the downfall and that the creators of the economic policy has led the country to the edge of the precipice. The leadership, appointed by the Western plutocracy, is in fact the blind executor of its will. The worst form of ruling a country is just being imposed upon Serbia, and that form is a colonial system of the cleptocratic type. In that way the economic progress of Serbia has been made impossible. The former Yugoslavia was broken up because of the needs of the Western moguls for the creation of new colonial and vassal states upon the ruins of one serious state as Yugoslavia used to be. It was intended that Serbia become a colony occupied inside and outside. Serbian moguls, that is, their stupidity, ignorance and their evil intentions, managed to turn Serbia into an occupied country outside and also inside, with the aid of the installed marionette-like Serbian governments that work in the interests of their Western masters and against the interest of their own people and country. Without the help from the inside, the West could never manage to destroy Serbia. Not only is the coalition of parties in power, but a great majority of the parties in opposition, as well, under the complete control of the West; therefore, it is absolutely all the same which one of them, in the name of the West, rules Serbia. The outcome is always the same: the complete disintegration of the country, destruction of the economy, and of the citizens of Serbia, likewise.
Over the last few days, the media and representatives of certain governments traditionally committed to anti-Cuba subversion have unleashed a new campaign of accusations, unscrupulously taking advantage of a lamentable event: the death of an ordinary prisoner, which possibly only in the case ofCuba, is converted into news of international repercussion.
The method utilized is the same one as always: fruitlessly attempting, through repetition, to demonizeCuba, in this case through the deliberate manipulation of an incident which is absolutely exceptional in this country.
This so-called political prisoner was serving a four-year sentence after a fair legal process during which he was at liberty and a trial in accordance with the law, for a brutal physical attack on his wife in public and violent resistance to arrest by police agents.
This man died from multi-organ failure due to an acute respiratory infection, despite having received appropriate medical attention, including specialized medication and treatment in the intensive care room ofSantiago de Cuba’s principal hospital.