Julian Assange interviews Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador. Axis of Logic. , The Julian Assange Show. Axis of Logic
This interview took place on May 22, 2012. It offers a window into the mind of one of South America's most articulate, intelligent and powerful leaders, President Rafael Correa, who has turned the old US-backed oligarchy in Ecuador on its head. As an introduction to the interview, we cover President... » read this article
The United States would paint itself as a promoter of human rights, but any right to make that claim is long gone
Ecuador has now made its decision: to grant political asylum to Julian Assange. This comes in the wake of an incident that should dispel remaining doubts about the... » read this article
Ecuador Foreign Minister responds to British Government threat to invade their embassy in London:
"I will hit you hard, but if you behave I might not."
Ecuador has granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The decision comes almost two months after the world-famous whistleblower came to the country’s embassy... » read this article
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Editor's Comment: The UK is threatening once again to violate international law in the most egregious and unprecedented manner. They've done it throughout history, most recently in their bombing of Libya. This time their threat is without precedent: to invade Ecuadoran Embassy in London, sovereign territory of the country of Ecuador. If they... » read this article
Arturo Rosales writing from Caracas. Axis of Logic , Axis of Logic
Arturo Rosales writes from Caracas
In a firmly worded statement today at 0430pm Caracas time, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister, Ricardo Patiño, informed the international media via Telesur that his ambassador in London had received a threat from the UK authorities that the embassy “would be invaded” if Ecuador granted political asylum... » read this article
Paul Richard Harris & Les Blough (Axis of Logic). Irene Caselli (The Guardian) , Axis of Logic. The Guardian.
Axis of Logic Analysis: Yesterday, we reprinted an article from Common Dreams that they had sourced from The Guardian, in England. Common Dreams cautioned that the report was as yet unconfirmed. Since then, The Guardian's website is carrying the article republished below. In their article, they make two conflicting statements, one saying Ecuador... » read this article
Mark Weisbrot , Centre for Economic and Policy Research
"Former Stockholm Chief District prosecutor Sven-Erik Alhem testified that the decision of the Swedish government to extradite Assange is “unreasonable and unprofessional, as well as unfair and disproportionate,” because he can be easily questioned in the UK. These simple facts make it clear that the Swedish attempt to extradite Assange has... » read this article
When WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought asylum on June 19, the question many supporters asked was: “Why the Ecuadorian embassy?”
The simple answer is because the Ecuadorian government has been one of the strongest supporters of WikiLeaks, which reflects its strong stance in defence of media and information freedom.
Much... » read this article
Editor's Comment: We are pleased to republish Fred Fuentes excellent critique of leftist writers and their attacks on President Rafael Correa and the Ecuadoran government. We published a similar critique one year ago (President Hugo Chávez and The Caviar of the Left, July 4, 2011). With facts and figures, Fuentes lays to... » read this article
Les Blough in Venezuela. Axis of Logic , Axis of Logic
A huge congratulations to President Rafael Correa and all Ecuadoreans from Axis of Logic for their resounding victory in yesterday's referendum. President Correa won the referendum on all ten questions between 51 and 57%, depending on the specific measure on which the people voted.
This referendum victory should be seen... » read this article
Trini Mestre-Quiroz. Axis of Logic , Axis of Logic
Axis of Logic Reader, Trini Mestre-Quiroz wrote the following comment pursuant to an article we republished in World News from Prensa Latina and Colarebo Digital, Observers from 16 Countries at Ecuador Referendum.... » read this article
The class struggle continues to play a central role in the process of capitalist accumulation, albeit it takes different forms depending on the socio-economic context. In order to map out the unfolding of the class struggle it is necessary to specify key concepts related to the (a) varied conditions... » read this article
The current spat with Ecuador is symptomatic of Washington's failure to grasp that it no longer exercises regional hegemony.
On Thursday, the United States expelled the ambassador from Ecuador, in retaliation for Wednesday's expulsion of the US ambassador from Ecuador. This now leaves the United States without ambassadorial relations in... » read this article
The abortive military-police coup in Ecuador, which took place on September 30, has raised numerous questions about the role of the US and its allies among the traditional oligarchy and the leftist social movements, Indian organizations and their political parties.
While President Correa and all governments in Latin America, and... » read this article
A School of the Americas graduate has been charged for last Thursday's unsuccessful coup attempt in Ecuador. Colonel Manuel E. Rivadeneira Tello, a graduate of the SOA's combat arms training course, is one of three police officials being investigated for negligence, rebellion and attempted assassination of the president.
Rivadeneira was... » read this article