| By Tom Whitney | The 1.6 percent margin by which Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and his United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) took the presidential elections of April 14, 2013 was much narrower than victories gained in national and local elections under former President Hugo Chavez. The narrow victory buoyed up opposition forces backing defeated candidate Henrique Capriles. A lift came also from the death on March 5 of President Chavez. His charisma and aura of social change age
The U.S. Peace Council (USPC), affiliated with the World Peace Council, condemns violence and murder at the hands of vanquished opponents of recently elected Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. Defeated presidential candidate Henrique Capriles, a leader of the center-right Justice First Party, distinguished himself as a high profile participant in the unsuccessful military – media coup directed at President Hugo Chavez in April 2002. At the time, Capriles led a group of thugs that forcibly oc
The Peace Movement’s Silence in the Face of Imperialistic Military Escalations in Africa and the Middle East is Unjustified and Unacceptable!
| U.S. Peace Council — March 20, 2013 | On Monday February 25th, the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, announced that the United States will be directly providing the so-called “Syrian opposition” with “non-lethal” aid in a coordinated effort to overthrow the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad. In addition, U.S. officials have announced that the United States will be supplying the so-called “Free Syrian Army” with medical supplies and the U.S. Military’s Meal-Ready-to-E
| By Tom Whitney | The U.S. Peace Council is alerting U.S. anti-imperialist activists to think about attending the Sixth Continental Conference for Peace which is taking place in Moca, Dominican Republic on April 11-13, 2013. The U.S. Peace Council, based in New Haven, Connecticut, is an affiliate of the World Peace Council which is organizing the conference. In a communication dated March 12, U. S. Peace Council President Alfred Marder said the purpose of the conference is involve peace g
Conn M. Hallinan / Dispatches From The Edge / Jan. 15, 2013 / This past December marked the 190th anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine, the 1823 policy declaration by President James Monroe that essentially made Latin America the exclusive reserve of the United States. And if anyone has any doubts about what lay at the heart of that Doctrine, consider that since 1843 the U.S. has intervened in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras, the Dominican Repu