Dilma Rousseff – Brazil’s place is not with the US but independent and alongside China

1st September 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

Forces in Latin America seeking national independence and socialism are increasingly interacting with China. Illustrating this was a recent speech by Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s former president, organised by Brazil’s School of Latin American and Global Studies. Rousseff spoke about China’s economic development and its influence in Latin America – and criticised the harmful role of Brazil and Latin America’s submission to the United States.

Ending US aggression on Cuba is key to world peace – Meeting Sun 29 Aug 2PM

27th August 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

By punishing the Cuban people, the US clearly intends to send a threatening message in particular to all Latin Americans: this will be your fate if you resist our demands. Today is a crucial moment for all those who stand for national independence, for social justice and equality and for a multilateral world to add their voices in opposition to the US unilateral policy against Cuba.

Labour should be leading the way on the climate

27th August 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

Labour Leader Keir Starmer has recently staked out a distinct position from the Tory government on climate change, that falls well short of what is needed. Labour proposes that £30 billion is put into a “green recovery” – well below the £85 billion investment proposed by the TUC. There needs to be an unremitting campaign to pressure the government, but Starmer is reluctant to challenge it.

Understanding the new Cold War

26th August 2021 shoreditchadmin2 0

In China’s vision, there should not be a single great power that determines what happens in the world, but a multipolar world order in which countries, powerful and less powerful, decide together.