Statement of FELIPE PÉREZ ROQUE to the UN

Every year at the United Nations we go through the same ritual. We attend the general debate knowing beforehand that the clamor for justice and peace by our underdeveloped countries will be ignored once again. However, we persist. We know that we are right. We know that one day we will accomplish social justice and development.

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Chinese president calls for developing socialist democracy

China has managed to establish its socialist political system that adapts to its actual conditions during its long-term experience. The core of China's political system consists of the people's congress system, the CPC-led multi-party cooperation and political consultation system, and the system of regional autonomy for ethnic minority groups.

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'Victims of Communism'

I feel sorry for them, as I am sure you do, too. I mean, there they are, swarming all over the former Soviet Union, expending great efforts to teach the people there the ways of capitalism and it seems the people are not grateful. I am talking about the US and EU-trained 'aid workers' who are trying to 'help' the people of the various former Soviet Republics.

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Finding Freedom: Puerto Rico's Struggle for Independence (print edition)

The struggle to get rid of the US Navy in Vieques gripped the Puerto Rican communities in the US as well as in Puerto Rico like no other issue has in recent times.This struggle showed the connections of the Puerto Rican communities in the United States with the Puerto Rican nation in Puerto Rico.

Al-Tijani Al-Tayeb: A revolutionary path in Sudan

'Nothing prepares you for the actual moment you step into jail!' Al-Tijani Al-Tayeb, leader of the Sudanese Communist Party, cocks an ear towards the kitchen of his Nasr City apartment, as his wife, Fatheya, emerges bearing cups of delicious Kenyan tea. Still to this day, she is actively involved with the women's wing of the Sudanese Communist Party.

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Hold the Booyah: SportsCenter Out of the Middle East!

Has it come to this? Did SportsCenter really broadcasting this week from Kuwait? Are we inhaling our nightly dose of baseball, banter and 'booyah' from a set designed by the US Armed Forces? Is the SportsCenter stage really designed to look like a bunker, replete with camouflage netting, anchors' desks made out of sandbags and a Bradley tank?

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The Language of the Right

Once again Chávez has triumphed in Venezuela, with unprecedented levels of voter participation and a margin of votes that would be the envy of most world leaders, especially in Latin America, where many governments would not survive a referendum, particularly if the poor voted.

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No More Hiroshimas or Nagasakis

ASSEMBLED in Hiroshima, the first victim city in history to experience the tragedy of nuclear attack by the United States of America, the World Conference Against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs has called upon the people of the world to rise in action together to eliminate all nuclear weapons from the universe.

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The 'Ignominy' of Jim Hoagland

The dictionary defines 'ignominy' as 'disgrace' and it is the word recently used by Washington Post columnist Jim Hoagland to describe Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s decision to withdraw a 51 person contingent from Iraq in exchange for the life of a kidnapped Philippine national.

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A Possibility For Non-violent Struggle In Palestine

The so-called unilateral plan of Israeli PM Sharon aims to destroy the components and pillars of the Palestinian state and wipe out the dream of the Palestinian people on their homeland and reinforce the control of the military and settlement occupation indefinitely. The plan also aims to cancel any just solution for the Palestinian refugees cause. Moreover, the government of Israel uses all violence tools to impose these policies and to find an alternative Palestinian leadership that it accepts.

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