An assortment of images from the Skeleton Krewe’s march on Mardi Gras day, New Orleans, 2014. The full gallery is available here and showcases all the costumes.
March 5, 2014 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuela has commemorated the one year anniversary of the death of former president Hugo Chavez with rallies across the country.
Supporters of the socialist president turned out in hundreds of thousands for official commemoration services, despite ongoing opposition protests.
In a show of force, in Caracas red crowds flooded the city centre for military and civil parades. Supporters of social programs launched under Chavez, along with social movements aligned with the government also rallied in the capital.
Representatives of neighbouring left leaning governments attended the commemorations, including Cuban president Raul Castro, Bolivia’s Evo Morales and representatives from Ecuador, Argentina, Suriname and others.
Rallies in honour of Chavez’s memory took part across the country. In the Andean city of Mérida, several thousand marched to the central Plaza Bolivar. They chanted slogans such as “Chavez lives, the struggle goes on” and “this government will continue”, in response to the opposition marching chant “this government is going to fall”.
Commemorations are set to continue tonight, including the premiere of a new documentary by Oliver Stone on Chavez’s life. Titled “Mi Amigo Chavez” (My Friend Chavez), the documentary will air on TeleSUR tonight.
Chavez’s successor, President Nicolas Maduro described the late head of state as representative of the “greatest democratisation of political life in the 200 years of the (Venezuelan) republic”.
“Never before in history was there a leader who authentically loved the people, who loved the humble and respected the poor,” he stated.
“It was a vindication of the poor and the workers, their rights, their education, culture and dignity,” Maduro stated.
Revolution is bloody, revolution is hostile, revolution knows no compromise, revolution overturns and destroys everything that gets in its way. And you, sitting around here like a knot on the way, saying, ‘I’m going to love these folks no matter how much they hate me,’ No, you need a revolution. Whoever heard of a revolution where they lock arms….singing ‘We Shall Overcome?’ You don’t do that in a revolution. You don’t do any singing, you’re too busy swinging.
Malcolm X, “Message to the Grass Roots” (via infinitelearning)
So many people say to me ‘Violence is bad. Violence achieves nothing’ I still ask, and have not been given an answer so far, when did any so called non-violent revolution achieve anything?
New Orleans, you touch my soul. Each night, I go to sleep thinking of what new adventures we will have tomorrow. I can think of nothing better than stepping out the front door and living life in a place I love….
We celebrate women warriors always and all year around! #WomensHerstoryMonth
Muses debuted their all-female flambeaux troupe, the Glambeaux.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Red Youth salutes the revolutionary women of the world! Our young cadre will be publishing short pieces all this week to celebrate our revolutionary heroines in the run up to International Women’s Day.
The General Secretary of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Ahmad Sa’adat, the Deputy General Secretary, Abu Ahmad Fouad, on behalf of the Political Bureau, Central Committee, and all cadres and members of the Front in the homeland and in diaspora, expressed their sincere condolences to the family of the martyr Comrade Moataz Washaha and the people of Bir Zeit, on the martyrdom of their struggling son, who was murdered on Thursday, February 28 as he heroically resisted and refused the Zionist occupation forces.
In a statement from prison, Sa’adat said that “This is not the first nor the last time that the steadfast town of Bir Zeit and the Washaha family of the martyr have faced with all steadfastness the occupation’s special forces and their heavy weaponry of death, and struggle until their last breath, until death. The martyr Moataz was raised from an early age to love the homeland, love the resistance and fight the occupation. For that he was arrested more than once and was labeled a fugitive and wanted, and even when cornered by treacherous, cowardly Zionist forces, he chose the path of confrontation and refused to surrender, martyred in an unequal battle, but providing an example that leads to victory over the Zionist enemy.”
Sa’adat pledged that the Front would remain faithful to the cause and the sacrifice of the martyr Moataz, who so loved Palestine, to achieve the goals of our people for freedom, return and liberation and the removal of the Zionist entity from our occupied land. His blood, and the blood of all martyrs, will not have been shed in vain, and he will remain inscribed in our memory and that of the generations to come.
Last month, President Obama agreed with Congressional Republicans to cut food assistance to hungry families.
Yesterday, he had Secretary of State John Kerry hand A BILLION DOLLARS to the coup government in Ukraine dominated by NEO-NAZIS. And he’s pledged an additional $9 billion.
Please — tell me again how the Democrats are the ‘lesser evil.’
I dare you.
This booklet contains the abridged proceedings of the Communist Party’s trial of Finnish-American member August Yokinen for race hatred before 1500 people in Harlem. He was accused of discriminating against African American comrades during a dance at the local Finnish Club. This case was a turning point for the CP’s work in the Black community, as it showed the Communist Party’s willingness to fight white racism even in its own ranks.Communist Party, USA. Race hatred on trial. New York: CPUSA, . 47p., wraps, front cover toned else very good condition, cover illustration and three full-page cartoons by Ryan Walker, 5x6.75 inches.An excellent example of how Leninist organizations can and should deal with racists, abusers, etc. in their ranks.
Imagine my surprise when I saw an old friend post this on Facebook. It made me angry. Very angry.
I’m getting real fucking tired of people talking shit about people on food stamps.