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My Fellow Americans: We Are Fools by MARGOT KIDDER JULY 29, 2016

JULY 29, 2016 My Fellow Americans: We Are Fools by MARGOT KIDDER
There is something I am going to try and explain here after watching the Democratic National Convention this evening that will invite the scorn of many of my friends. But the words are gagging my throat and my stomach is twisted and sick and I have to vomit this out. The anti-americanism in me is about to explode and land god knows where as my rage is well beyond reason. And I, by heritage, half American in a way that makes me “more” American than almost anyone else in this country except for the true Americans, the American Indians, am in utter denial tonight that I am, as you are, American as well.
I am half Canadian, I was brought up there, with very different values than you Americans hold, and tonight — after the endless spit ups and boasts and rants about the greatness of American militarism, and praise for American military strength, and boasts about wiping out ISIS, and America being the strongest country on earth, …

JULY 28, 2016 Blame It on the Russians by RENEE PARSONS

JULY 28, 2016
Blame It on the RussiansbyRENEE PARSONS

If there is any shock at the level of corruption within the Democratic National Committee (DNC) as revealed in recently released emails attributed to Wikileaks and the DNC’s automatic response to blame Russia, the fact that Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and her staff effectively sabotaged the Bernie Sanders campaign may seem secondary compared with how the Obama Administration has been constructing a false narrative to justify NATO preparations for war with Russia. While the accusation that Russia is at the root of its email scandal adds titillating fodder for how Clinton defrauded Sanders out of the Democratic nomination, the US continues to pursue every opportunity to identify Russia as the culprit in a myriad of complaints is now using the DNC hacks as part of its geopolitical agenda to discredit Putin while its own house is less than pure. The potential threat of nuclear conflict in the Baltics may be linked to the DNC’s inappropriat…

FREE ALLA ALEXANDROVSKAYA! Statement by the Presidium of the CC CPRF

source: Solidnet
Ukraine continues to perform acts of legal arbitrariness and political blackmail  in Ukraine. The latest victim of outrageous pressure is Alla Alexandrovskaya, a champion of the interests of the country’s disadvantaged citizens, member of four parliaments, Honoured Citizen of the City of Kharkov, First Secretary of the Kharkov Regional Committee of the Communist Party of Ukraine.  The Ukrainian Security Service unlawfully arrested her on specious charges of “encroaching on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine.” On June 30 the Kievsky District Court of Kharkov, using trumped-up charges  ordered Alla Alexandrovskaya to be put under guard for two months.
What is happening in Kharkov fits in neatly with the so-called “decommunization” propaganda campaign. Alla Alexandrovskaya has long been the target of a baiting campaign …

Finnish observer: We record shelling of Donetsk by Ukraine every night, Tuesday, July 26, 2016

New Interview with Kemal Okuyan, first secretary of Communist Party, Turkey on The Coup Attempt, 26 July 2016

CP, Turkey, New Interview with Kemal Okuyan, first secretary of Communist Party, Turkey Tuesday, 26 July 2016 Solidnet CP, Turkey, New Interview with Kemal Okuyan, first secretary of Communist Party, Turkey [En]
From the beginning of the military coup attempt, Erdogan or other influential individuals from AKP are said to be responsible for this fiction. In the aftermath of a week what is there to be said on this matter?
To the ones who ask ‘what kind of a coup attempt is this?’ we can respond ‘what kind of a fiction is this?’. I do not want to repeat myself, but, if we are confronting with this question once more, let us first underline that: Turkey does not own a government that has such an integrity as to plot such a fiction and then bring it into practice. At least, some number of bureaucrats at critical positions must have been part of this game. If you can count five governmental authorities who trust each other, then I may take the allegations of fiction seriously! It has already…

Remaking Labour MP Jon Trickett on studying under Ralph Miliband and how Labour can become a million-member party,. by Jon Trickett in JACOBIN

Jon Trickettcame to prominence in the 1980s as a member of the Leeds City Council. Elected to his position amid the miners’ strike in 1984, he served through the period of its most intense confrontations with the Thatcher government and went on to serve as its leader in 1989. Trickett was later elected member of parliament (MP) for Hemsworth in Yorkshire in 1996 representing some of the region’s historic, and now largely deprived, mining communities. Aligning himself with the left of the party, he was a critic of many aspects of Tony Blair’s government, including the Iraq War and public service reforms. After arguing that Labour’s 2005 election result necessitated a leftward shift in policy he was brought into the tent under Gordon Brown, serving as his parliamentary secretary. Joining the Shadow Cabinet for the first time under Ed Miliband, Trickett became one of the thirty-six…