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Journalist Seymour Hersh

Nord Stream sabotage was to undercut Germany, says Seymour Hersh

U.S. President Joe Biden ordered the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines because he was unhappy with the level of support provided by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to Ukraine in its conflict with Russia, veteran investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has claimed. Hersh first accused Washington of destroying the key European energy route in an article released in February, and made[Read More…]

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It Will Be Hard And Cost A Lot Of Blood For Ukraine To Kick Out Russians, Says Top U.S. General

It Will Be Hard And Cost A Lot Of Blood For Ukraine To Kick Out Russians, Says Top U.S. General

The Russia-Ukraine war is unlikely to end on the battlefield and will instead come to a conclusion at a negotiating table, predicts a top U.S. general. A Business Insider report — Top U.S. general says it will be really hard and cost a lot of ‘blood and treasure’ for Ukraine to ‘kick out every single Russian’ invader, March 21, 2023, https://www.businessinsider.com/costs-ukraine-blood-treasure-kick-russia-invaders-out-us-general-2023-3[Read More…]

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Saudi – Iran rapprochement: A chance for peace

Saudi – Iran rapprochement: A chance for peace

The disintegration of the Soviet Union left the Middle East bereft of any alternatives to US leadership. Washington, a prisoner of American Exceptionalism and Manifest Destiny – the mythical doctrine used by the US to expand and extend its dominion, never proved itself up to the leadership role. The US foreign policy was and remains nothing but a true manifestation[Read More…]

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Trump Rot at the EPA

Trump Rot at the EPA

A new report by the EPA’s internal watchdog has exposed Trump administration appointees that meddled in the agency’s science to weaken “the toxicity assessment of PFASs.” If not for the Biden administration, which discovered this egregious complicity by political appointees and the chemical industry to weaken standards of toxicity, Americans would be unnecessarily exposed to dangerous chemicals beyond the abhorrent[Read More…]

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The U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG-52), front, and the guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (DDG-52) underway in the the South China Sea on 18 April 2020. (Wikimedia Commons)

AUKUS, the Australian Labor Party, and Growing Dissent

It was a sight to behold and took the wind out of the bellicose sails of the AUKUS cheer squad.  Here, at the National Press Club in the Australian capital, was a Labor luminary, former Prime Minister of Australia and statesman, keen to weigh in with characteristic sharpness and dripping venom.  Paul Keating’s target: the militaristic lunacy that has characterised[Read More…]

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The Long Arm of Washington Extends Into Africa’s Sahel

The Long Arm of Washington Extends Into Africa’s Sahel

On March 16, 2023, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced—during his visit to Niger—that the United States government will provide $150 million in aid to the Sahel region of Africa. This money, Blinken said, “will help provide life-saving support to refugees, asylum seekers, and others impacted by conflict and food insecurity in the region.” The next day, UNICEF issued a press[Read More…]

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Radio Fatherland!!

Radio Fatherland!!

The Nazis loved to prime the pump with their rituals to keep the ‘ natives’ hyped up. They had their mass rallies with hundreds  of thousands attending. They had those brown storm trooper and black SS uniforms… the more the merrier. The Russians had ‘ Mother Russia’, so the Germans, being a male dominated autocracy, used the easy to say[Read More…]

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In this Sunday, June 14, 2020 photo, seven-month-old Issa Ibrahim Nasser is brought to a clinic in Deir Al-Hassi, At seven months old, Issa weighs only three kilos. Like him, hundreds of children suffer from acute severe malnutrition because of poverty and grinding conflict. Yemen. (AP Photo/Issa Al-Rajhi)

Bellies of the Rich Swell Further on the Back of Hunger  

It’s a zero-sum situation. The rich are robbing the poor to swell their coffers – and their bellies. In April 2022, Oxfam reported a terrifying prospect of more than a quarter of a billion people falling into extreme levels of poverty in 2022 alone. In its January 2021 report ‘The Inequality Virus’, it also stated that the wealth of the world’s billionaires increased[Read More…]

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Our Global Water Crisis

Our Global Water Crisis

A Few Facts https://www.commondreams.org/news/un-report-drinking-water https://countercurrents.org/2023/03/accelerating-change-on-united-nations-world-water-day-2023/?swcfpc=1 In its home-page on World Water Day, 2021, the United Nations pointed out the following facts: Today, 1 in 3 people live without safe drinking water. By 2050, up to 5.7 billion people could be living in areas where water is scarce for at least one month a year. Climate-resilient water supply and sanitation could[Read More…]

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3.5 Million March Across France Opposing Macron’s Pension Reform

3.5 Million March Across France Opposing Macron’s Pension Reform

Over three million demonstrators took to the streets across the country in what some security sources described as an “insurrection” against the government in Paris. French authorities struggled on Thursday to suppress the protests against President Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform. According to the French Interior Ministry, over one million people participated in demonstrations against the pension reform bill across France,[Read More…]

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Ihan Omar Introduces Legislation to Combat Islamophobia

Ihan Omar Introduces Legislation to Combat Islamophobia

Representative Ihan Omar (D-MN) on March 23 hosted a press conference this morning on Capitol Hill to introduce a resolution combating Islamophobia across the country and around the world. Also lending their support for the amendment were Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-FL); Robert McCaw, Director of Government Affairs at The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR); Human Rights First Executive Vice President[Read More…]

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Prophesies, Then and Now – My Life at World’s End

Prophesies, Then and Now – My Life at World’s End

Indulge me for a moment. This is how “The Prophecy” in my 1962 high school yearbook began. It was written by some of my classmates in the year we graduated from Friends Seminary in New York City. “Being an historian, I am jotting down these notes out of habit, but what I saw and experienced two days ago I am sure[Read More…]

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How the Cuban Government and Its People Collaborated on the Family Code

How the Cuban Government and Its People Collaborated on the Family Code

On September 25, 2022, Cuba passed one of the world’s most progressive codes on families. All in one go, the small island nation legalized same-sex marriage, defined and upheld the rights of children, the disabled, caregivers, and the elderly, and redefined “family” along ties of affinity rather than blood. This opens the concept of “family” to include nontraditional forms of familial relations,[Read More…]

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Journalist Seymour Hersh

U.S. Trying To Cover Up Its Role In Nord Stream Sabotage, Says Seymour Hersh

Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, has claimed the U.S. intentionally provided false stories to the media to cover up Washington’s involvement in the destruction of Russia’s Nord Stream  pipelines. In a post on his Substack blog on Wednesday, the veteran reporter claims the CIA was tasked with preparing a cover story – in collaboration with Berin’s BND intelligence service – to[Read More…]

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Future Scenarios in Ukraine

Future Scenarios in Ukraine

[The Russian invasion of Ukraine started in February 2022. With the aim of over-viewing what happened from the beginning of the war, to reflect on the role of NATO, and to consider possible future scenarios, Marcello Musto conducted a roundtable interview with three internationally well-known scholars from the Marxist tradition: Étienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair of Contemporary European Philosophy at Kingston[Read More…]

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West Sends Depleted Uranium Weapons to Ukraine: MEP to Warmongers – “You Make Me Sick!” 

West Sends Depleted Uranium Weapons to Ukraine: MEP to Warmongers – “You Make Me Sick!” 

Those who have been following events in Ukraine will know of the bloodshed and destruction taking place in that country, especially if they go beyond mainstream media reports. This is not to excuse Russia’s brutal military actions, but it was a wholly avoidable conflict that was largely engineered in Washington by a clique of neoconservatives who have been responsible for igniting situations[Read More…]

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The betrayers of Julian Assange

The betrayers of Julian Assange

This is an abridged version of a speech John Pilger gave in Sydney on March 10 to mark the launch in Australia of Davide Dormino’s sculpture of Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden: “Figures of Courage.” I have known Julian Assange since I first interviewed him in London in 2010. I immediately liked his dry, dark sense of humour,[Read More…]

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They’re liars, Mexico’s President on U.S.

They’re liars, Mexico’s President on U.S.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has termed the U.S. as liars. Media reports said: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, popularly called as AMLO, bristled over his government being accused by the U.S. State Department of human rights abuses, dismissing his country’s neighbors to the north as liars. Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday in Oaxaca, Mexico, Lopez Obrador responded angrily to[Read More…]

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Imperial Visits: US Emissaries in the Pacific

Imperial Visits: US Emissaries in the Pacific

For some time, Washington has been losing its spunk in the Pacific.  When it comes to the Pacific Islands, a number have not fallen – at least entirely – for the rhetoric that Beijing is there to take, consume, and dominate all.  Nor have such countries been entirely blind to their own sharpened interests.  This largely aqueous region, which promises[Read More…]

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Disgrace at the New York Times

Disgrace at the New York Times

The New York Times, that paper in which one can reliably find the agenda of the liberal wing of the US ruling class, is sounding increasingly absurd lately. There was the editorial page piece claiming the masks had been proven to useless in preventing the spread of viral infections (NYT 2/21/23). That generated so much pushback that they had to[Read More…]

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‘Israel is (Not) Back to Africa’: How African Countries are Challenging Israeli Plot on the Continent

‘Israel is (Not) Back to Africa’: How African Countries are Challenging Israeli Plot on the Continent

The scene of Israeli Ambassador, Sharon Bar-Li, along with other Israeli delegates, being escorted out of the opening ceremony of the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on February 18, was historic. The very moment that was meant to crown twenty years of Israeli diplomacy on the African continent, in a few seconds, turned to represent Israel’s failure in[Read More…]

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A Highway to Peace or a Highway to Hell? The Vast Power of the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex

In April 1953, newly elected President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a retired five-star Army general who had led the landings on D-Day in France in June 1944, gave his most powerful speech. It would become known as his “Cross of Iron” address. In it, Ike warned of the cost humanity would pay if Cold War competition led to a world dominated by[Read More…]

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Accelerating Change on United Nations World Water Day 2023 

Accelerating Change on United Nations World Water Day 2023 

At a time when India has been given the presidency of G-20, efforts are on to accelerate change on several fronts including the water crises which is listed as Sustainable Goal Number 6—Clean Water and Sanitation.  Series of Conferences on various topics and in different states of the country have been planned, some already held and many more yet to come culminating[Read More…]

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 Yarrow Mamout Masjid Dedicated at Georgetown University

 Yarrow Mamout Masjid Dedicated at Georgetown University

Georgetown University’s first mosque (masjid) was dedicated on March 18 in honor of Yarrow Mamout, one of the area’s earliest residents. Yarrow was an enslaved West African of the Fulani people who arrived in Annapolis in 1752 at age sixteen and was a slave for forty-four years of the Beall family, first in Annapolis and later in Georgetown. A devout[Read More…]

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The UK Carrier Strike Group 2021, led by HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, departing the UK [Credit: Royal Navy/Flickr]

From Balloons to AUKUS: The War Drive Against China

When will this hate-filled nonsense stop?  Surveillance balloons treated like evocations of Satan and his card-carrying followers; other innumerable unidentified phenomena that, nonetheless, remain attributable in origin, despite their designation; and then the issue of spying cranes.  In the meantime, there has been much finger pointing on the culprit of COVID-19 and the global pandemic.  Behold the China Threat, the[Read More…]

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Paul Keating’s criticism of Australia’s AUKUS deal is damming but not “astonishing”, – in fact, timely!

Paul Keating’s criticism of Australia’s AUKUS deal is damming but not “astonishing”, – in fact, timely!

On March 14, 2023 Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese stood side by side with the British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and the US President Joe Biden at a Naval base in San Diego, USA and signed off the next phase of AUKUS deal, where Australia will purchase three nuclear powered submarines.  which would be based in Australia. According to the[Read More…]

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Powell holds up a vial he said could contain anthrax as he presents evidence of Iraq's alleged weapons programs to the UN Security Council.

In memory of 20th anniversary of the Iraq War

Invasion of Iraq and Crisis of American capitalism The War of Iraq by the United States is an event that will be inscribed in black letters forever. Hundreds of millions of people in every part of the world revolted to the bloodbath of a merciless military power shattering a small and defenceless country. The invasion of Iraq was an imperialist[Read More…]

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Criminals at Large: The Iraq War Twenty Years On

Criminals at Large: The Iraq War Twenty Years On

The arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court for Russian President Vladimir Putin came at an opportune moment.  It was, if nothing else, a feeble distraction over the misdeeds and crimes of other leaders current and former.  Russia, not being an ICC member country, does not acknowledge that court’s jurisdiction.  Nor, for that matter, does the United States, despite the[Read More…]

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Massive White House Protest Against Endless Wars

Massive White House Protest Against Endless Wars

WASHINGTON (03-20) – Anti-war protesters demonstrated across the country yesterday on the 20th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq and the ensuing war. Across from the White House in Lafayette Square protesters heard speakers condemning America’s “eternal wars” and called for a reduction in the Pentagon budget, an end to the war in Ukraine through negotiations and cautioning against a[Read More…]

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On Missing Dr. Strangelove Or How Americans Learned to Stop Worrying and Forgot the Bomb

On Missing Dr. Strangelove Or How Americans Learned to Stop Worrying and Forgot the Bomb

Bosley Crowther, chief film critic for the New York Times, didn’t quite know what to make of Dr. Strangelove at the time of its release in January 1964. Stanley Kubrick’s dark antiwar satire was “beyond any question the most shattering sick joke I’ve ever come across,” he wrote. But if the film had its hilarious moments, Crowther found its overall effect distinctly unnerving. What exactly[Read More…]

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The Arrest Warrant Against Putin and International Justice

The Arrest Warrant Against Putin and International Justice

A prosecutor has broad discretion in the exercise of her or his function. This is recognized in both common law countries in the principle of prosecutorial discretion and in civil law countries as the principle of opportunity. Indeed, even the European Court of Human Rights has acknowledged the principle of prosecutorial discretion in the case of Da Silva v the[Read More…]

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Spent Matters: The AUKUS Nuclear Waste Problem

Spent Matters: The AUKUS Nuclear Waste Problem

When Australia – vassal be thy name – assumed responsibilities for not only throwing money at both US and British shipbuilders, lending up territory and naval facilities for war like a gambling drunk, and essentially asking its officials to commit seppuku for the Imperium, another task was given.  While the ditzy and dunderheaded wonders in Canberra would be acquiring submarines[Read More…]

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Iraq Invasion 20th Anniversary: 5 Million Dead In Iraqi Holocaust

Iraq Invasion 20th Anniversary: 5 Million Dead In Iraqi Holocaust

The 20th anniversary of the war criminal US, UK and Australian invasion of Iraq in 2003 will fall on about 20 March 2023. On this occasion mendacious and racist Western media will at best remember the Iraq War as a US policy mistake. However decent people will remember the carnage. From 1990 onwards Iraqi deaths from US-imposed violence and deprivation[Read More…]

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The Significance of the Paris Commune 152 Years After

The Significance of the Paris Commune 152 Years After

I would like to thank the International Manifesto Group for hosting this event, and for inviting me to say a few words about the relevance of that heroic experiment in socialist democracy which took place 152 years ago. My discussion of the Paris Commune’s relevance, and of the relevance of Marx and Engels’s reflections on it, will revolve around three[Read More…]

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Genetically Modified Animals Bring New Risks and Uncertainties

Genetically Modified Animals Bring New Risks and Uncertainties

As though the havoc created by GM crops was not adequate, several experimental efforts relating to genetically modified or engineered animals are bringing a wide range of new risks and uncertainties. These include health hazards relating to transfer of diseases from genetically engineered animals to normal animals as well as to human beings. In addition there are the additional risks[Read More…]

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In USA Black Farmers are Down From 14% to 1.4%, They Need Help

In USA Black Farmers are Down From 14% to 1.4%, They Need Help

About a hundred years back there were about a million black, or African-American, farmers in the USA, today they have decreased to just around 45,000. This is one of the steepest declines suffered by any ethnic group anywhere in farming. Yet this has not received the attention that was deserved, and as a result remedial actions too have been neglected.[Read More…]

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Iraq and 15 Lessons We Never Learned

Iraq and 15 Lessons We Never Learned

The peace movement did a great many things right in the first decade of this millennium, some of which we’ve forgotten. It also fell short in many ways. I want to highlight the lessons I think we’ve most failed to learn and suggest how we might benefit from them today. We formed uncomfortably large coalitions. We brought together war abolitionists[Read More…]

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A Donbas Diary: Looking Back at the Early Stages of the Conflict in Ukraine

A Donbas Diary: Looking Back at the Early Stages of the Conflict in Ukraine

It is evening in Bucharest, the capital of Romania, one of NATO’s easternmost members. I am waiting at the edge of Izvor Park in the city center to meet with a young friend who has fled Ukraine. In the backdrop of the park is the Palace of the Parliament, the brutalist architectural crown jewel of the Ceaușescu era, and the[Read More…]

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The U.S. and UK’s Submarine Deal Crosses Nuclear Red Lines with Australia

The U.S. and UK’s Submarine Deal Crosses Nuclear Red Lines with Australia

The recent Australia, U.S., and UK $368 billion deal on buying nuclear submarines has been termed by Paul Keating, a former Australian prime minister, as the “worst deal in all history.” It commits Australia to buy conventionally armed, nuclear-powered submarines that will be delivered in the early 2040s. These will be based on new nuclear reactor designs yet to be developed by the[Read More…]

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1990 Yugoslav Election And The Destruction Of The Country

1990 Yugoslav Election And The Destruction Of The Country

Thirty-Three Years Since the First Post-WWII “Democratic and Multiparty” Elections in All Six Yugoslav Republics in 1990 and the Background of the Destruction of the Country   Preface It will pass 33 years since the first post-WWII “democratic and multiparty” elections in all six Yugoslav republics in 1990. Next year, however, not only that this country did not exist anymore[Read More…]

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How War, Weapons and Sabotage Are Becoming the Biggest Source of Environmental Ruin

How War, Weapons and Sabotage Are Becoming the Biggest Source of Environmental Ruin

If the biggest single source of world-level ecological ruin is to be identified, this is most likely to be related to wars, preparations for wars, conflicts, weapons and sabotage. Of course the most direct cost of war and weapons in the form of loss of human life is extremely sad, but at the same time the severity of the much[Read More…]

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Don’t Try to Find a Home in Washington, D.C. Or Pretty Much Anywhere Else If You’re a Renter

Don’t Try to Find a Home in Washington, D.C. Or Pretty Much Anywhere Else If You’re a Renter

In 1937, the American folklorist Alan Lomax invited Louisiana folksinger Huddie Ledbetter (better known as Lead Belly) to record some of his songs for the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Lead Belly and his wife Martha searched in vain for a place to spend a few nights nearby. But they were Black and no hotel would give them shelter, nor would any[Read More…]

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‘He Did It’: Seymour Hersh Slams Biden As Nord Stream Bomber

‘He Did It’: Seymour Hersh Slams Biden As Nord Stream Bomber

Pulitzer-prize winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh made waves again Tuesday night as he excoriated the Biden administration and lambasted mainstream media coverage of the Nord Stream bombing, the Russiagate story, and the Democrat Party’s love of war at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Media reports said: In a wide-ranging discussion, journalist Seymour Hersh doubled down on his explosive[Read More…]

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The Clerics in Tehran Want to Wipeout the Iranian Cultural Heritage

The Clerics in Tehran Want to Wipeout the Iranian Cultural Heritage

The clerical leadership in Iran has tried hard to prevent its demise, as is popularly demanded in recent months by Iranians inside and outside Iran. To continue their Islamic rule, the clerics have tried hard to preserve the Islamic Hejab, which has been widely demanded during the past six months by Iranian women to be abolished. Now, the beginning of[Read More…]

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Pakistan: Firing in Flood

They want to Arrest Imran Khan and Destabilize the Country Is Pakistani politics is a game of deception, betrayal and dishonesty to the national interest? Pakistan’s trajectory of current affairs unfolds a self-destructive political endemic and cynicism to grab power by any means – fair or foul – the current political governance of 10 parties have no legitimacy whatsoever to[Read More…]

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U.S. soldiers breaking into a home in Baquba, Iraq, in 2008   Photo: Reuters

The Not-So-Winding Road from Iraq to Ukraine

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies March 19th marks the 20th anniversary of the U.S. and British invasion of Iraq. This seminal event in the short history of the 21st century not only continues to plague Iraqi society to this day, but it also looms large over the current crisis in Ukraine, making it impossible for most of[Read More…]

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Is a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Imminent?

Is a Chinese Invasion of Taiwan Imminent?

Is China really on the verge of invading the island of Taiwan, as so many top American officials seem to believe? If the answer is “yes” and the U.S. intervenes on Taiwan’s side — as President Biden has sworn it would — we could find ourselves in a major-power conflict, possibly even a nuclear one, in the not-too-distant future. Even if confined[Read More…]

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The Warring Peace: The AUKUS Submarine Announcement

The Warring Peace: The AUKUS Submarine Announcement

History is filled with failed planners and plans, threats thought of that did not eventuate, and threats unthought of that found their way into the books.  The AUKUS agreement is an attempt to inflate a threat by developing a number of fictional capabilities in an effort to combat an inflated adversary. The checklist of imminent failure for this security pact[Read More…]

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Blood Does Not Wash Away Blood

Blood Does Not Wash Away Blood

Those who have an insatiable appetite for war seldom heed the wreckage they have left behind. The extraordinary March 10, 2023 announcement that China’s top diplomat, Mr. Wang Yi, helped broker a rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Iran suggests that major powers can benefit from believing that, as Albert Camus once put it, “words are more powerful than munitions.” This[Read More…]

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Never Again: Three years into pandemic, 190+ world leaders call to end vaccine inequality

Never Again: Three years into pandemic, 190+ world leaders call to end vaccine inequality

Ban Ki-Moon, Helen Clark, Joyce Banda, Joseph Stiglitz, Winnie Byanyima join scores of leaders in open letter three years into the COVID-19 pandemic. Inequity of vaccine rollout led to one preventable COVID-19 death every 24 seconds in first year of vaccination alone. Governments must embed equity and human rights in pandemic preparedness and response after COVID-19 left “a scar on[Read More…]

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Thousands Of Czechs Protest Price Rises And Military Aid To Ukraine

In an anti-government demonstration on Saturday, thousands of Czechs joined protest march in Prague. Protesters decried falling living standards and rising prices, and their government’s continued military support of Ukraine. Media reports said: Organized by the right-wing Law, Respect, Expertise party (PRO), the rally saw demonstrators wave Czech flags and placards demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Petr Fiala’s government.[Read More…]

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Nord Stream Sabotage: German Newspaper Debunks Other Media Stories

Nord Stream Sabotage: German Newspaper Debunks Other Media Stories

A German newspaper has debunked the Nord Stream sabotage stories by other Anglo-U.S. media. German center-right newspaper Bild has insisted that the mainstream media story that the Nord Stream pipelines were destroyed by a team of six operating from the Andromeda, a 15-meter chartered yacht, is becoming increasingly dubious. Earlier this week, The New York Times and Die Zeit claimed[Read More…]

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Disastrous Harvest: Silicon Valley Bank and the Anti-Regulation Bank Lobby

Disastrous Harvest: Silicon Valley Bank and the Anti-Regulation Bank Lobby

Before the financial collapse come the aggressive anti-regulation lobbyists.  These are often of the same ilk: loathing anything resembling oversight, restriction, reporting and monitoring.  They are incarnations of the frontier, symbolically toting guns and slaying the natives, seeking wealth beyond paper jottings, compliance and bureaucratic tedium. The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), for a period of time the preferred[Read More…]

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Activists Protest Smotrich’s Visit to Washington

Activists Protest Smotrich’s Visit to Washington

Several hundred concerned human rights, pro-Palestinian activists and Zionists demonstrated outside of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown Washington on the evening of March 12 to protest the presence of Israel’s pro-settlement, far-right nationalist, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, whose recent comments called for the annihilation of the small Palestinian village of Huwara. The village located near Nablus on the occupied[Read More…]

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Empty Tables: How It Feels to Be Hungry

Empty Tables: How It Feels to Be Hungry

My long-dead father used to say, “Every human being deserves to taste a piece of cake.” Though at the time his words meant little to me, as I grew older I realized both what they meant, symbolically speaking, and the grim reality they disguised so charmingly. That saying of his arose from a basic reality of our lives then —[Read More…]

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“Lots of Propaganda”: Busting the “Vast Hinduphobia” Conspiracy Theory

“Lots of Propaganda”: Busting the “Vast Hinduphobia” Conspiracy Theory

 Is it true that “every” American Hindu politician faces “bigoted attacks”? “Outside forces have done things,” complained (now former) Michigan State Representative Padma Kuppa in a July 2022 interview with the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) about her experience running for office. “A man by the name of Pieter Friedrich published an advertisement with lots of propaganda about where my money[Read More…]

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Iran-Saudi Rapprochement: Signs of Waning Influence of USA in the Region

Iran-Saudi Rapprochement: Signs of Waning Influence of USA in the Region

The Iran-Saudi Arabia rapprochement has wide reactions. An NBC report — What does the Iran-Saudi Arabia truce mean for Washington’s standing on the global stage? (March 11, 2023, NBCNews.com) — said: As some world leaders hailed the restoration of ties between long-standing enemies Iran and Saudi Arabia, there were growing fears in Washington that the deal could help spell the end[Read More…]

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Silent in Ukraine: Weapons Perpetuate, Do Not End Wars 

Silent in Ukraine: Weapons Perpetuate, Do Not End Wars 

As is the case of long wars, the warring parties and their affiliated media in the Russia-Ukraine conflict have painted each other using uncompromising language, making it nearly impossible to offer an unbiased view of the ongoing tragedy that has killed, wounded and expelled millions. While it is understandable that wars of such horror and near complete disregard of the[Read More…]

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Iran And Saudi Arabia To Restore Ties, China Mediates

Iran And Saudi Arabia To Restore Ties, China Mediates

In a significant development, Iran and Saudi Arabia have agreed to restore ties. China has mediated in the deal. The two countries will also resume the security cooperation agreement signed in 2001. China’s role in mediating the agreement is a major diplomatic win for the rising power. The news came Friday night attracting worldwide attention, and is seen as a[Read More…]

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The Ghost of Hugo Grotius: The UN High Seas Treaty

The Ghost of Hugo Grotius: The UN High Seas Treaty

Ever so rarely, the human species can reach accord and agreement on some topic seemingly contentious and divergent.  Such occasions tend to be rarer than hen’s teeth, but the UN High Seas Treaty was one of them.  It took over two decades of agonising, stuttering negotiations to draft an agreement and went someway to suggest that the “common heritage of[Read More…]

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Half a million tons of methane rise from the sabotaged Nord Stream pipeline. Photo: Swedish Coast Guard

There’s an International Media War for the Truth About Who Sabotaged the Nord Stream Pipeline

News reports emerging from Germany and the United States claim that a pro-Ukrainian group was behind the blowing up of the Nord Stream gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea in September 2022. German daily newspaper Die Zeit, public broadcasters ARD and SWR, and the ARD political magazine Kontraste reported in March 2023 that investigators were able to reconstruct how the pipelines[Read More…]

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Frankfurt City Council Undermines Human Rights by Canceling a Concert by Roger Waters

Frankfurt City Council Undermines Human Rights by Canceling a Concert by Roger Waters

by Vijay Prashad and Katie Halper After a highly acclaimed run in North America, Roger Waters will take his “This Is Not a Drill” tour across Europe. The long journey includes shows in Germany, with the final concert in the country originally planned to take place in Frankfurt on May 28. On February 24, however, Frankfurt’s city council and the Hessian state government announced the[Read More…]

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President Joe Biden speaks about his 2024 budget proposal at the Finishing Trades Institute, Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden’s $1 trillion budget for world war

The White House unveiled its budget request for the 2024 fiscal year Thursday, with the largest ever proposed spending on the military. It is a $1 trillion budget for world war. The Biden administration wants the resources to fight Russia in Ukraine, intensify its buildup towards war with China in the Far East and sustain US military aggression in the[Read More…]

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Background To The Struggle Of Iran’s Women

Background To The Struggle Of Iran’s Women

Women’s Day A few days ago, on Woman’s Day, an article called our attention to the plight of Iranian women, who are fighting for their freedom and civil rights against the oppressive religions government of Iran. Here is the link: https://truthout.org/articles/this-international-womens-day-iranian-feminists-are-at-the-front-lines/ Iran, Past and Present Here is a link to my book, “Iran, Past and Present”. https://eacpe.org/content/uploads/2022/12/Iran-Past-and-Present-by-John-Scales-Avery.pdf My father went[Read More…]

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The American War from Hell, 20 Years Later

The American War from Hell, 20 Years Later

Who remembers anymore that, in 2003, we were Vladimir Putin? Today, our cable and social-media news feeds are blanketed with denunciations of the president of the Russian Federation for his lawless and brutal invasion of Ukraine. When Secretary of State Antony Blinken met briefly with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in New Delhi on March 2nd, he told him in no uncertain terms,[Read More…]

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Half a million tons of methane rise from the sabotaged Nord Stream pipeline. Photo: Swedish Coast Guard

Reports On Nord Stream Sabotage Spread Confusion

Stories and claims on the blowing up of parts of the Nord Stream gas pipelines is creating a lot of confusion. Claims Of Ukrainian Link To Nord Stream Sabotage Hypothetical, Says Germany Germany’s defense minister Boris Pistorius has dodged a question about how the Nord Stream sabotage case could influence Western military aid for Kiev if it turns out that[Read More…]

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Nord Stream Blasts Were Beneficial For Europe, Claims Polish President

Nord Stream Blasts Were Beneficial For Europe, Claims Polish President

The gas pipeline Nord Stream blast has created diversified opinions and assessments. The sabotage of the Nord Stream delivering Russian gas to Europe was a good thing, Polish President Andrzej Duda told CNN on Wednesday. The destruction of the pipelines freed the continent from Russia’s “dominance” plans, the Polish leader claimed, adding that it ended the European nation’s dependence on[Read More…]

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World Leaders Who could not Make Peace but Wars and Disdained Future

World Leaders Who could not Make Peace but Wars and Disdained Future

 “The men who have most injured and oppressed humanity, who have most deeply sinned against it, were according to their standards and their conscience, good men; what was bad in them, what wrought moral evil and cruelty, treason to truth and progress, was not at all their intentions, in their purpose, in their personal character, but in their opinions.”              Robert[Read More…]

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20 Years and Nothing Has Changed

20 Years and Nothing Has Changed

It was the morning of March 19th, 2003 and this writer was up early. I was eating a bowl of Cheerios as I turned on the boob tube. I can remember vividly the evening before when I was able to watch a Canadian Cable News channel. The news anchor was explaining how all the many groups throughout the entire planet[Read More…]

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Rural health care in Cuba (Photo by Carol Foil, 2009).

The US Blockade and Its Effects on Cuban Medicine

The Cuban socialist healthcare system is internationally recognized as one of the best in the world.1 It is innovative, preventative, people-oriented, comprehensive, community-centered, internationalist, and, of course, de-commodified—treating healthcare as a human right, not a profitable commodity. However, in spite of its extraordinary successes, the United States’ sixty-year long blockade has tremendously detrimental effects on Cuban life in general, and their[Read More…]

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War over Taiwan: Australia’s Gang of Five

War over Taiwan: Australia’s Gang of Five

Diligently, obediently and with a degree of dangerous imbecility, a number of Australian media outlets are manufacturing a consensus for war with a country that has never been a natural, historical enemy, nor sought to be.  But as Australia remains the satellite of a Sino-suspicious US imperium, its officials and their dutiful advocates in the press seem obligated to pave[Read More…]

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Russia Declares Soros-Funded Transparency International Undesirable

Russia Declares Soros-Funded Transparency International Undesirable

The Russian government on Monday has branded Soros-funded Transparency International (TI) as “undesirable,” effectively banning it from operating in the country. The TI once blocked calls to help NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in 2013. An AP report said: The Russian prosecutor’s office charged that while “formally acting as an organization fighting corruption around the world, it interferes in the internal[Read More…]

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Assange, Snowden, Secrecy And Democracy

Assange, Snowden, Secrecy And Democracy

   “The jaws of power are always open to devour, and her arm is always stretched out, if possible, to destroy the freedom of thinking, speaking, and writing.” John Adams, (1735-1826) The Nuremberg Principles According to the Nuremberg Principles, the citizens of a country have a responsibility for the crimes that their governments commit. But to prevent these crimes, the[Read More…]

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Sorry to bother you but people are dying!

Sorry to bother you but people are dying!

Dear President Biden, My name is Olivia DiNucci and I am the anti-war activist who interrupted your dinner in DC the other night. You, the most powerful man in the world, were sitting right in front of me. Normal people like me don’t often have access to people like you and I couldn’t resist addressing you knowing we are in[Read More…]

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Zionists & Pro-Zionist, US Lackey Australian Government Threaten Australian Academic Free Speech

Zionists & Pro-Zionist, US Lackey Australian Government Threaten Australian Academic Free Speech

Academic free speech is under great threat in Australia (and elsewhere) from authoritarian university managers of corporatized universities, state and federal  governments, secret government, foreign governments (notably the US and Apartheid Israel and their lobbyists), mendacious oligopoly Mainstream  media, and lack of a Bill of Rights guaranteeing free speech. Back in 2001 I gave a paper entitled  “Current Academic Censorship[Read More…]

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Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Call for Biden’s Help 

Ethiopian Orthodox Christians Call for Biden’s Help 

WASHINGTON – A large and colorfully dressed crowd of Ethiopian Orthodox Christians peacefully demonstrated on March 5 at the White House led by religious leaders calling upon President Biden, the US and the world to intervene on their behalf in an ongoing systematic campaign of oppression and intimidation against their religion by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party. Abiy is[Read More…]

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Possibility Of Nuclear War Between The U.S. And Russia, Warns Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers Leaker

Possibility Of Nuclear War Between The U.S. And Russia, Warns Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers Leaker

Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the ‘Pentagon Papers’ that revealed the U.S.’s covert attempts to ramp up conflict in Vietnam since the 1940s, has warned of the possibility of nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia. In a parting message to other activists, he made the warning. In the message Daniel Ellsberg has announced that he has terminal pancreatic cancer. “On[Read More…]

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Women Over Profit? Activists Say No!

Women Over Profit? Activists Say No!

  WASHINGTON (03-04) – Women’s Rights activists descended upon the Philippine Embassy on March 4 during a march calling for major reforms for the country. The march was held after the first day of a political conference sponsored by the International Women’s Alliance, an anti-imperialist alliance of grassroots  women’s organizations, institutions and individuals who are calling for reforms. Carrying large[Read More…]

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Nikki Haley’s Diet-MAGA Problem

Nikki Haley’s Diet-MAGA Problem

In 2015, according to the talking points being floated by former South Carolina governor and Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley and her team, she alone heroically removed the Confederate flag that flew on the grounds of the state capitol and so healed racial wounds. She implied as much right after it happened, again at the 2020 Republican National Convention, and in[Read More…]

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The Villainous Reign of Eric Adams

The Villainous Reign of Eric Adams

  For many centuries, the powerful have helped control their working poor by elevating some of the oppressed to wield the whip. The Romans had the Vigiles, poor men and often ex-slaves who patrolled the streets and fought fires; the Nazis had the Judenrat to carry out their orders in Jewish communities: southern US slave owners knew the advantages of[Read More…]

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The U.S. Must Stop Threatening China!

The U.S. Must Stop Threatening China!

America’a aggressive military-industrial complex It appears that the military-industrial complex has complete control of the government of the United States, which recently voted to give the Pentagon roughly a trillion dollars of the tax-payers money. This was done by cutting back on social programs which would have helped poor working families. Recently Joan Roelofs published a book entitled “The Trillion[Read More…]

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Gun Violence Memorial Closes as Gun Violence Continues

Gun Violence Memorial Closes as Gun Violence Continues

WASHINGTON (03-04) – Today marked the closing ceremony at the National Building Museum where the shocking and profoundly sad Gun Violence National Memorial Project has been on display since April 2021. With its closing, future exhibitions are now being planned to take place around the country while those involved in its creation are lobbying for a permanent National Gun Violence[Read More…]

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India’s Education Market: The Next Neo-Colonial Frontier

India’s Education Market: The Next Neo-Colonial Frontier

Over the last week or so, Australian politicians and representatives of the university sector got busy pressing flesh in India, hoping to open avenues that have largely remained aspirational.  It was timed to coincide with G20 talks in New Delhi, which has seen a flurry of contentious meetings traversing security, economics and education, all taking place in the shadow of[Read More…]

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Official death toll in Turkish-Syrian earthquake exceeds 53,000

Official death toll in Turkish-Syrian earthquake exceeds 53,000

Officially the death toll in the two February 6 earthquakes centered in Kahramanmaraş, which created devastation in both Turkey and Syria, has reached to 53,000 people. There are 45,089 confirmed fatalities in Turkey and 8,476 in Syria. The actual death toll is thought to be much higher, including those who have not been pulled from the rubble, those who have[Read More…]

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The U.S. And Its Allies Are Not Reliable Trade Partners, Says Russia’s FM

The U.S. And Its Allies Are Not Reliable Trade Partners, Says Russia’s FM

Russia no longer perceives the U.S. and its allies as reliable trade partners and will not allow itself to be dependent on them, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a conference in India on Friday. “We will not rely on any partner in the West anymore. We will not allow them to blow up the pipelines again,” he said in[Read More…]

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Why Biden Snubbed China’s Ukraine Peace Plan 

by Medea Benjamin, Marcy Winograd and Wei Yu There’s something irrational about President Biden’s knee-jerk dismissal of China’s 12-point peace proposal titled “China’s Position on the Political Settlement of the Ukraine Crisis.” “Not rational” is how Biden described the plan that calls for de-escalation toward a ceasefire, respect for national sovereignty, establishment of humanitarian corridors and resumption of peace talks.[Read More…]

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At the Brink of War in the Pacific? The Nightmare of Great Power Rivalry Over Taiwan

At the Brink of War in the Pacific? The Nightmare of Great Power Rivalry Over Taiwan

While the world has been distracted, even amused, by the diplomatic tussle around China’s recent high-altitude balloon flights across North America, there are signs that Beijing and Washington are preparing for something so much more serious: armed conflict over Taiwan. Reviewing recent developments in the Asia-Pacific region raises a tried-and-true historical lesson that bears repeating at this dangerous moment in[Read More…]

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A Time of Unity for Peace Movements in Europe

A Time of Unity for Peace Movements in Europe

Europe is passing through critical times when a lot of caution as well determination is needed to avoid the possibility of large scale destruction. Hence this is a time for all those committed to a future of peace for Europe and for world to unite, setting aside all relatively less significant differences for the time being, to ensure that the[Read More…]

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The Deafening Silence of Intellectuals in the Face of Growing Global Conflicts

The Deafening Silence of Intellectuals in the Face of Growing Global Conflicts

Intellectuals do not have a monopoly on culture, on values, or on truth, much less on the meanings attributed to any one of these “domains of the spirit,” as they used to be termed. But intellectuals should also not shrink from denouncing what they see as destructive of culture, values, and truth, notably when such destruction claims to be carried[Read More…]

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We must stop the march towards World War III, now!

We must stop the march towards World War III, now!

In Europe, North America and a few other countries that feed themselves with information from the western media, it can have escaped no one’s attention that we are actually on the march towards World War III. The similarities with the 1930s are terrifying: Multiple fronts of military activity are opening up; one in Ukraine and two more on the way[Read More…]

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Doing Washington’s Bidding: Australia’s Treatment of Daniel Duggan

Doing Washington’s Bidding: Australia’s Treatment of Daniel Duggan

The increasingly shabby treatment of former US marine Daniel Edmund Duggan by Australian authorities in the service of their US masters has again shown that the Australian passport is not quite worth the material it’s printed on. In January this year, Sydney’s Downing Centre Local Court heard that Australian Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus accepted a request from the US before Christmas[Read More…]

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90th Anniversary of Burning of Reichstag and its relevance today

90th Anniversary of Burning of Reichstag and its relevance today

On February 27th it was the 90th anniversary of the fall of the Reichstag, which paved the path to the complete monopoly of German fascism, giving bourgeois democracy a shattering blow. Ninety years ago, on January 30, 1933, President Paul von Hindenburg appointed the leader of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party (NSDAP), Adolf Hitler, as chancellor of the German[Read More…]

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Why News of Population Decline and Economic Slowdown Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing

Why News of Population Decline and Economic Slowdown Isn’t Necessarily a Bad Thing

The Wall Street Journal called China’s slowdown “disappointing.” But for the environment, it is welcome news. On January 17, 2023, China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) announced that the country’s population fell in 2022 by 850,000 people from 2021, which was the first population decline witnessed by the country in six decades. This has mostly resulted from low birth rates stemming from the imposition[Read More…]

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Nuclear Armageddon Games in Ukraine

Nuclear Armageddon Games in Ukraine

In 1946, Albert Einstein shot off a telegram to several hundred American leaders and politicians warning that the “unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.” Einstein’s forecast remains prescient. Nuclear calamity still knocks. Even prior to Vladimir Putin’s bloody invasion of Ukraine, the threat of a nuclear[Read More…]

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Frankfurt city authorities censor Roger Waters concert under false accusation of anti-Semitism

Frankfurt city authorities censor Roger Waters concert under false accusation of anti-Semitism

In a disgraceful act of political and artistic censorship, the Frankfurt municipal administration, known as the Magistrat, decided on Friday to ban Roger Waters’ concert scheduled for May 28. The Magistrat, led by a coalition of the Social Democrats, Greens, and Free Democrats, who are in a coalition at the federal level, and the pro-EU Volt party, instructed the Frankfurt[Read More…]

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Ukraine War and Its Place in History

When the history of these times is written, the last 15 months or so from November 2021 to January 2023 will form a very tragic part of its pages. This has been the time of the most irresponsible abandonment of their most crucial responsibilities by world leadership, leading to a sharp, perhaps unprecedented, escalation of dangers and risks for the[Read More…]

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We’ve got to stop damaging our home, our planet earth

We’ve got to stop damaging our home, our planet earth

Wherever we live in this world, whatever business we are in, our first priority is to take care of our life-giving ecosystem and the biodiversity that sustains us. Nothing else on earth matters as much as taking care of our planet. We have been and are still causing, through our actions, acid rain, smog in our cities, environmental pollution and[Read More…]

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Abulhawa, El-Kurd, Palestine & Ukraine: Zionists Attack Australian Free Speech

Abulhawa, El-Kurd, Palestine & Ukraine: Zionists Attack Australian Free Speech

The acclaimed Palestinian writers Susan Abulhawa and Mohammed El-Kurd were invited to the Adelaide Writers Festival but have encountered a storm of false defamation from Zionists, pro-Zionist Mainstream media  and pro-Zionist politicians. Abulhawa has also been falsely defamed for her sensible views on the Ukraine War. The eminent anti-racist Jewish Australian Festival Director Louise Adler is standing firm against this[Read More…]

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Ukraine conflict, after a year

Ukraine conflict, after a year

Over the last few weeks, February 24, 2023 was the most observed day on geopolitical stage. The famous, and posing as dignified, MSM ceaselessly predicted and propagated: Russia is going to begin a new offensive on February 24, 2023 in Ukraine. But there was nothing like that. A year has passed since Russia began its Special Military Operation in Ukraine.[Read More…]

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Extremely High Level of Distress Among US Youth is Deeply Worrying

Extremely High Level of Distress Among US Youth is Deeply Worrying

The latest official statistics of ‘Youth Risk Behavior Survey’ (YRBS), USA, 2011-2021 released recently by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), USA, have revealed truly alarming levels of distress among US youth. From a distance youth of other countries perceive life of youth in USA to be a life of joy and fun in a prosperous land free[Read More…]

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Anti-NATO, Anti-EU, Anti-War, Protest Rallies Hit Germany, France, Italy

Anti-NATO, Anti-EU, Anti-War, Protest Rallies Hit Germany, France, Italy

Rallies against the U.S.-led NATO bloc, the EU, supply of weapons to Ukraine and anti-war have been held across France, and in Italy and Germany. At protest sites, demonstrators defaced and tore down NATO and EU flags. Berlin Tens of thousands of Germans braved the elements to attend the Uprising for Peace, a massive rally organized by Die Linke (Left[Read More…]

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Welcome to the Predator State-Where the Scorpions on the Corner Just Might Kill You

Welcome to the Predator State-Where the Scorpions on the Corner Just Might Kill You

To residents of Memphis’s resource-poor, predominantly nonwhite neighborhoods, the Scorpions were easy to spot. The plainclothes patrols were known for driving their unmarked Dodge Chargers through the streets, often all too recklessly, sowing fear as they went, spitting venom from their windows, jumping out with guns drawn at the slightest sign of an infraction. On the night of January 7th, Tyre Nichols was two minutes from[Read More…]

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Mothers March on the Israeli Consulate

Promising to return once a month, the group “Mothers on the March,” who have actively engaged for the past decade through weekly vigils in protesting police killings and brutality of Black and Brown people by police, held their first demonstration February 24 outside of the Israeli Consulate, calling attention to the injustice for killings of Palestinians in Israel and the[Read More…]

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The Global South Refuses Pressure to Side With the West on Russia

The Global South Refuses Pressure to Side With the West on Russia

At the G20 meeting in Bengaluru, India, the United States arrived with a simple brief. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said at the February 2023 summit that the G20 countries must condemn Russia for its invasion of Ukraine and they must adhere to U.S. sanctions against Russia. However, it became clear that India, the chair of the G20, was not willing to[Read More…]

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5 Reasons Why Much of the Global South Isn’t Automatically Supporting the West in Ukraine

5 Reasons Why Much of the Global South Isn’t Automatically Supporting the West in Ukraine

In October 2022, about eight months after the war in Ukraine started, the University of Cambridge in the UK harmonized surveys conducted in 137 countries about their attitudes towards the West and towards Russia and China. The findings in the study, while not free of a margin of error, are robust enough to take seriously. These are: For the 6.3 billion[Read More…]

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Peru: Protests Continue — Happenings and Reasons

Peru: Protests Continue — Happenings and Reasons

Protests are continuing in Peru even 11 weeks after the ‘coup’ of December 7, 2022, dislodging President Pedro Castillo and putting him under arrest. Formally elected president Pedro Castillo was in office for a short period: 28 July 2021 – 7 December 2022. Newspaper La Republica, which belongs to one of the two biggest media houses, ran two headlines carried[Read More…]

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The Origins and Essence of West European Imperialistic Colonization

The Origins and Essence of West European Imperialistic Colonization

Imperialism and colonialism One of the focal historical features of the western (West European) civilization was and is imperialistic colonization followed by the brutal social, economic, political, financial, etc. exploitation of the local peoples and their cultures. By some academic understanding and formal definition, imperialism is a process of extending a nation-state’s power by territorial occupation or by forming political,[Read More…]

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Will We Still Love?

Will We Still Love?

As the war in Ukraine completes a year, different scenarios are being painted by different media. There can be no denial about the large-scale destruction of life, resources and environment, despite pacifist movements, despite the reality of climate change, despite the huge suffering of people. There were those who tried to continue in Ukraine, not just as soldiers but as[Read More…]

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China’s 12-Point Proposal On Ukrainian Crisis Settlement

China’s 12-Point Proposal On Ukrainian Crisis Settlement

China’s foreign ministry has published its proposal for political settlement of the crisis in Ukraine on its website on Friday. Media reports said: China’s 12-point settlement plan includes a call for de-escalation and ceasefire. The document says: “All sides should show rationality and restraint, avoid fuelling tensions or taking steps to aggravate the conflict, avert further escalation and prevent the[Read More…]

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‘America is Not a Racist Country’: How Nikki Haley Became Israel’s Candidate for the White House

‘America is Not a Racist Country’: How Nikki Haley Became Israel’s Candidate for the White House

Though it has been argued that the so-called American dream is long dead, Nikki Haley is proof that the dream is still alive. Unfortunately, the ‘dream’ is hers alone. Until recently, a close confidante of former US President Donald Trump and his pro-Israel circle, Haley wants to be the next United States president. On February 14, she officially declared her[Read More…]

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The Case for Diplomacy in Ukraine

The Case for Diplomacy in Ukraine

by Katrina vanden Heuvel and James W. Carden As 2023 unfolds, we fear that American policy will continue to be characterized by both mission creep and the absence of any sort of diplomatic engagement with Russia. Throughout the course of the war, the Biden administration has slowly, steadily, even stealthily increased America’s involvement. Calls from Kiev for more and more weapons[Read More…]

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President Joe Biden walks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in front of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral on a surprise visit to Kiev on Monday, February 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ukraine-War: Tainted Lens Spells Only a Mirage! 

War of words and display of cosmetic diplomacy by either or both President Joe Biden and/or President Vladimir Putin is least likely to help either USA or Russia win the Ukraine-war which has formally lasted for around a year. Ukraine-war in the hope of ensuring surrender/defeat of Russia, at present, probably bears greater importance for Biden on his domestic turf.[Read More…]

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Children of War-The War on Terror and the Battle for Young Minds

Children of War-The War on Terror and the Battle for Young Minds

During a Veterans Day celebration in my small Maryland community, a teacher clicked through a slideshow of smiling men and women in military uniforms. “Girls and boys, can anyone tell me what courage is?” she asked the crowd, mostly children from local elementary schools, including my two young kids. A boy raised his hand. “Not being scared?” he asked. The[Read More…]

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Humanity Faces Converging Debt Crises

Humanity Faces Converging Debt Crises

High levels of global debt are likely to turn what could be a controllable shift from expansion to contraction into a blowout of unfulfilled expectations and obligations, leading to widespread suffering. An enormous debt bomb threatens the U.S. federal government and the nation’s financial system unless warring politicians can agree on a plan to defuse it. However, there are even[Read More…]

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Covert Operations In Vietnam: The Incomplete History of U.S.-Norway Collaboration 

Covert Operations In Vietnam: The Incomplete History of U.S.-Norway Collaboration 

Why Norway? In Seymour Hersh’s account of the Biden Administration’s decision to destroy the Nord Stream pipelines, why did much of the secret planning and training for the operation take place in Norway? And why were highly skilled seamen and technicians from the Norwegian Navy involved? These questions have been put forward by Pulitzer winning journalist Seymour Hersh in his “From[Read More…]

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How Bioenergy Causes Air Pollution: The Dark Side of Renewable Energy

How Bioenergy Causes Air Pollution: The Dark Side of Renewable Energy

Bioenergy is often seen as a more environmentally-friendly alternative to other forms of energy generation. But the truth is that it can actually be quite harmful to the environment. Bioenergy has a dark side: It contributes to air pollution. Biomass, or bioenergy, creates energy by burning living materials like plants and trees. The wood pellet industry uses trees to make[Read More…]

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One Humanity and the Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

One Humanity and the Earthquakes in Turkey and Syria

When the Earth is shaken to her utmost convulsion                                                                                                    And the[Read More…]

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Who Killed Pablo Neruda?

Who Killed Pablo Neruda?

On September 23, 1973 Pablo Neruda, one of the greatest poets ever and a Nobel laureate, breathed his last. This was just 12 days after the US-assisted  military coup in Chile on September 11 1973 which also resulted in the highly tragic and widely mourned death of one of the most sincere and democratic leaders of Latin America—President Salvador Allende—who[Read More…]

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Russia suspends participation in New START nuclear arms control treaty as US prepares expansion of Ukraine war

Russia suspends participation in New START nuclear arms control treaty as US prepares expansion of Ukraine war

In an address to the Federal Assembly on February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia would suspend its participation in the 2011 New START nuclear arms controls treaty. The treaty, which provided for a 50 percent reduction of the number of strategic nuclear missile launchers and a bilateral inspections regime, was the last remaining arms control treaty that[Read More…]

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The French Are Going, But the War in the Sahel Continues

The French Are Going, But the War in the Sahel Continues

On February 9, 2023, around 100 armed men drove to Dembo, Burkina Faso, on motorcycles and in pickup trucks. They opened fire on a militia group called Volunteers for the Defense of the Homeland (VDP), which works with the Burkinabé military to protect the areas of northwest Burkina Faso near its border with Mali. These men killed seven members of the VDP. Three days[Read More…]

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The World Gone Wrong: The USA Proxy War Against Russia will Unleash Hell

“The United States will provide Ukraine with a new $500 million infusion of aid to help the government in Kyiv continue paying salaries, pensions and providing services, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said Thursday. Yellen detailed the assistance following her meeting Wednesday with Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Finance Minister Sergiy Marchenko, saying it was necessary to help their government[Read More…]

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True Champions of Humanity in Türkiye and Syria: We Thank You 

True Champions of Humanity in Türkiye and Syria: We Thank You 

On February 7, a funeral was held in the northern Syrian town of Jinderis. It was one of numerous such funerals to be held on that day across Syria and Türkiye, following a devastating earthquake that killed and injured thousands. Each one of these funerals represented two seemingly opposite notions: collective grief and collective hope. The Jinderis funeral was a[Read More…]

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Energy Wars: Outing the Nord Stream Saboteurs

Energy Wars: Outing the Nord Stream Saboteurs

When news first emerged over explosions endured by the Nord Stream pipelines, known collectively as Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2, an army of guessers was mobilised.  The accusation that Russia had done it seemed counterintuitive, given that the Russian state company Gazprom is a majority shareholder of Nord Stream 1 and sole owner of Nord Stream 2.  But[Read More…]

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Half a million tons of methane rise from the sabotaged Nord Stream pipeline. Photo: Swedish Coast Guard

Who’s winning and losing the economic war over Ukraine?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies With the Ukraine war now reaching its one-year mark on February 24, the Russians have not achieved a military victory but neither has the West achieved its goals on the economic front. When Russia invaded Ukraine, the United States and its European allies vowed to impose crippling sanctions that would bring Russia[Read More…]

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Enabling the Warmaking of Empire- Part 1

Enabling the Warmaking of Empire- Part 1

It is understood by all that at least two sides are required in a war scenario. One side must be waging war on another side. It is not required that the aggressed side fight back. To surrender to a warmaker, however, means coming under the suzerainty of the warmaker. That is almost always anathema to a people since people cherish[Read More…]

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McCarthyism, Then and Now – And the (True) One-Party State in America

McCarthyism, Then and Now – And the (True) One-Party State in America

Can there be any question that we’re in a mad — and loud — new age of McCarthyism? Thank you, Kevin! And don’t forget the wildly over-the-top members of the so-called Freedom Caucus and their Republican associates, including that charmer, lyin’ George Santos, Jewish-space-laser-and-white-balloon-carrying Marjorie Taylor Greene, and — once again running for president — the man who never lost, Donald Trump-em-all. I’d like to say it[Read More…]

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President Joe Biden walks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in front of St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral on a surprise visit to Kiev on Monday, February 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden’s Kiev visit threatens direct US war with Russia

On Monday, US President Joe Biden arrived in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, pledging the United States’ commitment to the war with Russia for “as long as it takes.” The visit by the “commander in chief” to the front solidifies the conflict not only as an American war but as the defining and preeminent focus of the Biden administration. Coming[Read More…]

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Mercy Mercy Me!!

Mercy Mercy Me!!

Marvin Gaye said it best in his hit song ( written by him) : Whoa, oh, mercy mercy me Oh, things ain’t what they used to be, no no Where did all the blue skies go? Poison is the wind that blows from the North and South and East Whoa mercy, mercy me Oh, things ain’t what they used to[Read More…]

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March Against The War Machine: Hundreds Join Anti-War Rally In Washington DC

March Against The War Machine: Hundreds Join Anti-War Rally In Washington DC

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Washington, DC Sunday for the ‘March Against the War Machine’ rally, with a number of prominent speakers from across the political spectrum of U.S. calling on the U.S. government to end its military support of Ukraine in favor of diplomacy, and slashing the Pentagon budget to address numerous domestic issues. The anti-war event held at[Read More…]

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Anti-War Duck and Cover

Anti-War Duck and Cover

As the nuclear “Doomsday Clock” inches towards midnight, peace, anti-war and Climate Crisis activists took the streets today across the country to protest their “Rage against the War Machine” demanding substantive de-escalation of the Russian-Ukraine war and calling for “Not one penny for war in Ukraine” while emphatically calling for substantive changes to reverse the climate crisis. Participants in the[Read More…]

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Neoliberalism’s GDP Hoax and its Costly Consequences: Time for a different ‘Development’ paradigm?

Neoliberalism’s GDP Hoax and its Costly Consequences: Time for a different ‘Development’ paradigm?

It is true that economic growth – meaning rising GDP – is one of the key indicators of rising prosperity in a society though as the Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz also reminds that “Maximising GDP is not same as maximising wellbeing” puts to question the merit of overemphasis that are often put to GDP as the marker of ‘development’ in[Read More…]

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African Union; The Dream Vs. Reality

African Union; The Dream Vs. Reality

The predecessor of todays African Union, the Organization for African Unity, OAU, was launched in 1963 with the glorious goal of uniting Africans to help liberate the continent from colonialism. Unfortunately, despite the dreams of Kwame Nkrumah, Sekou Ture and others, reality quickly showed its face and the dream turned out to be a fantasy. Why do I say this?[Read More…]

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UN International Day for Social Justice: A brief reassessment of the successes and failures of the United Nations system 

UN International Day for Social Justice: A brief reassessment of the successes and failures of the United Nations system 

The Common Agenda that stemmed from the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations Organization identified the following 12 action goals: (1) Leave no one behind; (2) Protect our planet; (3) Promote peace and prevent conflicts; (4) Abide by international law and ensure justice; (5) Place women and girls at the centre; (6) Build trust; (7)[Read More…]

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Things That Can’t Be Said but Must Be Said Anyway

Things That Can’t Be Said but Must Be Said Anyway

In all societies and social groups, there are rules not only about what can be said but in fact what can be thought.  In the West, this has strong tones in the professional world, in which some things are so sacrosanct as to be verboten.  The more unsayable a thing is deemed to be, the more it needs to be[Read More…]

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Zionist Australia’s SBS Suspends Renowned Pro-Palestinian Journalist Essam Al Ghalib

Zionist Australia’s SBS Suspends Renowned Pro-Palestinian Journalist Essam Al Ghalib

Australia’s Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) provides excellent globally-oriented TV and radio services to Australia, and particularly to exceptionally multicultural Australia. However SBS has succumbed to foreign and local  Zionist pressure and suspended renowned Arab journalist Essam Al Ghalid for unexceptional tweets made 10 years ago which offended local Zionists and a foreign,  pro-Israel,  Israel-promoting and Zionist media monitoring website called[Read More…]

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Collateral Murder and the Persecution of Julian Assange

Collateral Murder and the Persecution of Julian Assange

Perhaps the greatest crime that Julian Assange committed in the eyes of both Democratic and Republican governments was this: he dared to tell the American people some of the terrible things their government had done. The first time I was asked to comment publicly on Julian Assange and Wikileaks was on MSNBC in April 2010. Wikileaks had just released the Collateral Murder video. The[Read More…]

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While we’re laughing about a balloon; Biden paves a path to war

While we’re laughing about a balloon; Biden paves a path to war

  There is reason to be alarmed by the recent China balloon. However, that reason is not the alleged China aggression but the very calculated aggression towards China by the Obama, Trump and Biden administrations. This hate and the manufactured reasons for it have been layering on for years. We’ve seen this playbook. It’s the same game plan that  led[Read More…]

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The World Wants to Be Deceived

The World Wants to Be Deceived

My title comes from a 19th century author whose name does not matter nor would it mean much if I mentioned him.  It’s an old truth that has not changed a bit over the centuries.  I think, however, it would be more linguistically accurate to say that most people want to be deceived, for the world, the earth doesn’t give a[Read More…]

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Nord Stream Sabotage Is The Dumbest U.S. Act In Years, Says Seymour Hersh

Nord Stream Sabotage Is The Dumbest U.S. Act In Years, Says Seymour Hersh

Seymour Hersh, the famous investigative journalist, has slammed U.S.’s alleged involvement in bombing the Nord Stream gas lines as one of the “dumbest” decisions taken in years, warning that the move will have “horrific” consequences for Europeans and further undercut the already “supremely useless” NATO alliance. Speaking to Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman for an interview on Wednesday, Hersh outlined his recent report on[Read More…]

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Seymour Hersh Responds to His Critics

Seymour Hersh Responds to His Critics

The cover-up by the U.S.-and-allied ‘news’-media of Seymour Hersh’s blockbuster self-published February 8th investigative-news report that Joe Biden himself had ordered the destruction of the Nord Stream gas pipelines, wasn’t only the virtually total blackout of it that was engaged in by almost all ‘news’-media in The West — their failing to report that Hersh had issued any such news-report[Read More…]

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A Realistic ‘Energy Transition’ Is to Get Better at Using Less of It

A Realistic ‘Energy Transition’ Is to Get Better at Using Less of It

Being an early adopter of solar technology has given me personal insight into some of the practical limitations and difficulties of the energy transition. In 2022, I authored two articles expressing doubts about society’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable solar and wind power. In this final article in the series, I’ll explain why my conclusions are based on experience as well as[Read More…]

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Asking the Oppressed to Be Nonviolent Is an Impossible Standard That Ignores History

Asking the Oppressed to Be Nonviolent Is an Impossible Standard That Ignores History

In January 2023, after five police officers killed Tyre Nichols, President Joe Biden quickly issued a statement calling on protesters to stay nonviolent. “As Americans grieve, the Department of Justice conducts its investigation, and state authorities continue their work, I join Tyre’s family in calling for peaceful protest,” said Biden. “Outrage is understandable, but violence is never acceptable. Violence is destructive and against[Read More…]

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In Peru the fight against Dina Boluarte continues

In Peru the fight against Dina Boluarte continues

The protests of the Peruvian people staged against the dictatorial government of Dina Boluarte have been taking place for more than a month and, in recent days; have taken on more intensive and generalised form. Road blocks and important demonstrations in several regions of the country have been routine, like in Puno, Arequipa, Junín, Cusco and Apurímac. The unanimous cry[Read More…]

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Irresponsible Politics: Australia’s B-52 Nuclear Weapons Problem

Irresponsible Politics: Australia’s B-52 Nuclear Weapons Problem

It is not farfetched to make the point that delivery systems capable of deploying nuclear weapons will lead to them carrying those very same weapons.  Whatever the promises made by governments that such delivery systems will not carry such loads, stifling secrecy over such arrangements can only stir doubt. That is the problem facing the AUKUS alliance which makes Australia[Read More…]

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Basic Changes Needed to Resolve Serious Environmental Problems Should Not Be Neglected

Basic Changes Needed to Resolve Serious Environmental Problems Should Not Be Neglected

There is increasing concern that the world is not on track to resolve climate change as well as about a dozen or so other serious, inter-related environmental problems that threaten to disrupt the life-nurturing conditions of our planet. Corrective actions should not be delayed much longer. Most environmental problems arise in the process of creating certain goods and services. In[Read More…]

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NATO’s aggressive militarism

NATO’s aggressive militarism

The Illegality of NATO: Violation of the UN Charter and the Nuremberg Principles In recent years, participation in NATO has made European countries accomplices in US efforts to achieve global hegemony by means of military force, in violation of international law, and especially in violation of the UN Charter, the Nuremberg Principles. Former UN Assistant Secretary General Hans Christof von[Read More…]

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Active ‘Neutrality’: Why Is Israel Struggling to Maintain a Coherent Position in Russia, Ukraine? 

Active ‘Neutrality’: Why Is Israel Struggling to Maintain a Coherent Position in Russia, Ukraine? 

For a whole year, Israel has struggled in its attempts to articulate a clear and decisive position regarding the Russia-Ukraine war. The reason behind the seemingly confused Israeli position is that it stands to lose, regardless of the outcome. But is Israel a neutral party? Israel is home to a population of almost one million Russian-speaking citizens, one-third of them[Read More…]

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US Interference in Canada Far Greater than Alleged Chinese Interference

US Interference in Canada Far Greater than Alleged Chinese Interference

The US is a far bigger threat to Canadian sovereignty and democracy than China but you’d never know it from following the dominant media. In recent days a CIA-linked firm got the federal government to stop research with a Chinese university, a State Department funded group convinced parliament to criticize China and the Pentagon’s panic over a balloon prompted Global[Read More…]

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Ballooning Rhetoric: Aliens, Escalation and Airborne Surveillance

Ballooning Rhetoric: Aliens, Escalation and Airborne Surveillance

Things are getting rather bizarre at the US Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).  Its increasingly prominent commanding chief, one General Glen VanHerck, has abandoned any initial sense of frankness in discussing the destruction of an alleged Chinese surveillance balloon on February 4. Since that disproportionately violent event, more public relations than sense, three other objects[Read More…]

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Interview Of Seymour Hersh: Nord Stream Blast Story Was Not Hard To Find 

Interview Of Seymour Hersh: Nord Stream Blast Story Was Not Hard To Find 

Legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh claimed on Saturday that his latest exposure report that suggests the CIA was responsible for the destruction of the Nord Stream pipelines in September, was not a hard story to find. It was obvious that there was more to the issue than was being reported by most media outlets, Hersh said. In his first interview, (Radio War[Read More…]

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20th Anniversary Of Huge Demonstrations Against Impending Iraq War

20th Anniversary Of Huge Demonstrations Against Impending Iraq War

On the weekend encompassing Friday 14 February to Sunday 16 February 2003 in Australia, coordinated mass protests against the impending Iraq War occurred around the world in over 600 cities. This global mass protest was described as the largest protest event in human history. According to the BBC 6-10 million people protested in a total of about 60 countries. In[Read More…]

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How Spin and Lies Fuel a Bloody War of Attrition in Ukraine 

How Spin and Lies Fuel a Bloody War of Attrition in Ukraine 

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Fresh graves at a cemetery near Bakhmut, December 2022. – Photo credit: Reuters In a recent column, military analyst William Astore wrote, “[Congressman] George Santos is a symptom of a much larger disease: a lack of honor, a lack of shame, in America. Honor, truth, integrity, simply don’t seem to matter, or[Read More…]

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Chomsky and Prashad: Cuba Is Not a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Chomsky and Prashad: Cuba Is Not a State Sponsor of Terrorism

by Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad Cuba, a country of 11 million people, has been under an illegal embargo by the United States government for over six decades. Despite this embargo, Cuba’s people have been able to transcend the indignities of hunger, ill health, and illiteracy, all three being social plagues that continue to trouble much of the world. Due[Read More…]

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ChatGPT: Boon for the Lazy Learner

ChatGPT: Boon for the Lazy Learner

Inside the beating heart of many students and a large number of learners lies an inner cheat.  To get passing grades, every effort will be made to do the least to achieve the most. Efforts to subvert the central class examination are the stuff of legend: discreetly written notes on hands, palms and other body parts; secreted pieces of paper;[Read More…]

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Revelation.. Not Revolution!

Revelation.. Not Revolution!

One definition of revelation is: A surprisingly and previously unknown fact, especially one that is made in a dramatic way. This is what many of my fellow working stiffs need to reach: A revelation on how screwed we all have been! Not since the ‘ Gilded Age’ ( 1870s – 1900 approximately) have we seen the Super Rich running roughshod[Read More…]

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Hundreds Of Thousands March In Madrid And Paris On Healthcare, Working Condition And Pension Reform Issue

Hundreds Of Thousands March In Madrid And Paris On Healthcare, Working Condition And Pension Reform Issue

Hundreds of thousands of people joined in rallies in Spain and France on issues of healthcare and pension reform. Madrid Media reports said: Around 250,000 people marched through the streets of Madrid on Sunday demanding that the Spanish government increase the country’s health care budget, improve working conditions and expand the staff. “Today in Madrid we are standing up again[Read More…]

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Stop Arming Ukraine, Calls Manifesto For Peace: Quarter Of A Million Sign Petition

Stop Arming Ukraine, Calls Manifesto For Peace: Quarter Of A Million Sign Petition

A quarter of a million people have signed an online petition urging German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to stop increasing the flow of weapons to Ukraine and to push for a peaceful resolution of the conflict instead. The petition, started on change.org by German politician Sahra Wagenknecht and journalist Alice Schwarzer, accrued over 250,000 signatures about two days since its creation. Ukraine Is[Read More…]

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A Month’s Notice: Why Burkina Faso Ordered French Troops out of the Country

A Month’s Notice: Why Burkina Faso Ordered French Troops out of the Country

Though it was clear that Burkina Faso was eventually going to follow in the footsteps of Mali and the Central African Republic (CAR), Ouagadougou’s decision to break military ties with France was not as simple as media sound bites want us to believe. The conventional wisdom is that these countries are walking away from their former colonial master, France, to[Read More…]

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A mother holds her malnourished baby at a hospital in Baidoa, Somalia on September 3, 2022. (Photo: Ed Ram/Getty Images)

Horn of Africa–Will Famine Deaths Take Place This Year Due to Shortage of Funds and Relief Supplies

2011-12 was a very sad year for Somalia. As hunger related to drought and other factors was worsening, a famine situation was not declared officially till very late and relief supplies were delayed. The result was that a large number of people perished in famine deaths even before famine was officially declared. A total of as many as 260,000 people[Read More…]

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Lift sanctions against Syria to lessen sufferings of the people caused by the earthquake

Lift sanctions against Syria to lessen sufferings of the people caused by the earthquake

The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) urges the American, British, Australian, Canadian, Swiss and some  European Union and Arab League governments to lift the unjust, immoral sanctions against Syria in order to lessen the immense sufferings of the people caused by the massive earthquake of 6th February 2023. A number of local groups including the Syrian Red Crescent[Read More…]

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U.S. Owes The World An Explanation, China Says on Hersh’s Nord Stream Explosion Report

U.S. Owes The World An Explanation, China Says on Hersh’s Nord Stream Explosion Report

The Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday that Washington owed the world an explanation, following the publication of journalist Seymour Hersh’s report, claiming the U.S. was behind the September 2022 attack on the Nord Stream gas pipelines. Media reports said: “We have noted the reports,” Mao Ning said, responding to a question from Dragon TV. She added that the[Read More…]

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Sabotage of Nord Stream I & 2 LNG Pipelines: A Case of Geo-Political Fallagio

Sabotage of Nord Stream I & 2 LNG Pipelines: A Case of Geo-Political Fallagio

A PROPER DEGREE OF GRATITUDE & THANKS IS DUE SEYMOUR HERSH The recent revelations of investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, Pulitzer Prize Winner for his reportage on the infamous My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War, has just broken the colossal true story of how America took out Russia’s Nord Stream I & II LNG Pipelines. Hersh’s account now affords all[Read More…]

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What is the safest path ahead for the people of Ukraine?

What is the safest path ahead for the people of Ukraine?

The people of Ukraine have suffered enormous distress during the last one year. Clearly it is time to consider carefully the various options and select the safest one involving the least possibilities of further distress and risks. From all available evidence the safest possible path from the point of view of the people of Ukraine appears to be a three[Read More…]

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Who believes the Nord Stream sabotage denial?

Who believes the Nord Stream sabotage denial?

The exposure has been denied by the Empire. But does anyone believe the denial? Not today, none. People across the world have come across such denials many times, and each time all the denials turned out as lies. The latest denial is related to the incident of explosion in the Nord Stream pipelines. Seymour Hersh, the famous journalist, found: The[Read More…]

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Can Europe Survive This Moment?

Can Europe Survive This Moment?

A new-old ghost is hovering over Europe—war. The most violent continent in the world in terms of the number of deaths caused by warfare during the last 100 years (not to go back any further and include the deaths suffered by Europe during religious wars and the deaths inflicted by Europeans on peoples subjected to colonialism) is heading for a[Read More…]

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How Does America Perform on Biden’s Test?

How Does America Perform on Biden’s Test?

A slice of president Joe Biden’s State of the Union address that calls for closer analysis: Putin’s invasion has been a test for the ages. A test for America. A test for the world. Would we stand for the most basic of principles? Would we stand for sovereignty? Would we stand for the right of people to live free from[Read More…]

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Corrupt and Fraudulent: Laying bare the Adani Group

Corrupt and Fraudulent: Laying bare the Adani Group

There is nothing Gautam Adani will not do for money.  In this sense, he is admirably dedicated to greed, so much so he has become its foremost caricature worthy of permanent enthronement.  Mark this man’s name in the scriptures of eternity: There was nothing he did not do for the filthy lucre. For the unfamiliar reader, the $218 billion Adani[Read More…]

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On the Third World Colonialism

On the Third World Colonialism

Bryan Pfaffenberger and his stock are continuing the Western traditions of confusing or at the least misunderstanding the life in South Asia, its various nations and cultures, as also the values, and make much ado about the ‘Fourth World Colonialism’.1 We are to encounter many apparitions which the myth-making of the Western scholarship has unleashed in the conceptual forms of[Read More…]

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Earthquake Devastation—Unilateral Sanctions Against Syria Must End Immediately

Earthquake Devastation—Unilateral Sanctions Against Syria Must End Immediately

Even before the terrible damage caused by earthquake in Syria and Turkey, there was a strong case for ending sanctions against Syria as the existing sanctions imposed by the USA and its close allies, continuing for several years, had already accentuated the humanitarian crisis greatly in Syria. Now in the post-earthquake situation, it would be nothing short of a crime[Read More…]

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We’ve Never Been Closer to Nuclear Catastrophe—Who Gains by Ignoring It?

We’ve Never Been Closer to Nuclear Catastrophe—Who Gains by Ignoring It?

 Antiwar and environmental activist Dr. Helen Caldicott warns that policymakers who understate the danger of nuclear weapons don’t have the public’s best interest at heart. Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for clarity and length. A video of the description of nuclear war from the interview can be viewed on Vimeo. Listen to the entire interview, available for streaming on Breaking Green’s[Read More…]

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Environment Ministry revokes protected status for Indigenous lands in Ecuador

Environment Ministry revokes protected status for Indigenous lands in Ecuador

  In Ecuador’s ’Referendum 2023’ on Sunday 5 February, citizens voted on eight government proposals for Constitutional reform, including one that affects the governance of Water Protection Areas (APH) and the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP). Just days earlier, however, the national Environment Ministry had annulled protected status for an APH on Indigenous lands in Cotopaxi province, undoing years[Read More…]

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Ballooning Paranoia: The China Threat Hits the Skies

Ballooning Paranoia: The China Threat Hits the Skies

Hysteria over balloons is a strange thing.  Hot air balloons made their appearance during the Napoleonic era, where they served as delivery weapons for bombs and undertook surveillance tasks.  High altitude balloons were also used by, of all powers, the United States during the 1950s, for reasons of gathering intelligence, though these were shot down by the irritated Soviets.  Somehow,[Read More…]

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Aid to earthquake victims requires the immediate lifting of US sanctions against Syria

Aid to earthquake victims requires the immediate lifting of US sanctions against Syria

One day after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake and its aftershocks struck the western border region of Turkey and Syria, the death toll has surpassed 7,700 and is expected to continue to rise as rescue and recovery efforts continue. The quake is one of the strongest ever recorded in the region and the deadliest in nearly 25 years. More than[Read More…]

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How Complicit Governments Support the Drug Trade

How Complicit Governments Support the Drug Trade

Several governments or government entities play a double game of enforcing some drug laws while ignoring others. Their reasons vary, and history proves it will be difficult to stop. The modern globalized world has made it easier and far more lucrative to facilitate and enable international drug networks, and several governments, or elements within them, actively work with criminal groups to[Read More…]

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Poverty Amid Plenty-A World Fragmented by Inequality

Poverty Amid Plenty-A World Fragmented by Inequality

A few weeks ago, the world’s power brokers — politicians, CEOs, millionaires, billionaires — met in Davos, the mountainous Swiss resort town, for the 2023 World Economic Forum. In an annual ritual that reads ever more like Orwellian farce, the global elite gathered — their private jets lined up like gleaming sardines at a nearby private airport — to discuss the[Read More…]

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Tens Of Thousands Of Healthcare Workers Made Largest Healthcare Strike In UK History 

Tens Of Thousands Of Healthcare Workers Made Largest Healthcare Strike In UK History 

Workers on the picket line outside Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton during strike by nurses and ambulance staff. Photo: Morning Star Tens of thousands of British nurses and ambulance workers walked off the job on Monday, in what is the largest strike in the 75-year history of the National Health Service (NHS). While the government has offered a pay[Read More…]

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Why Europe Should be A Force for Peace, Not War

Why Europe Should be A Force for Peace, Not War

As the prospects of world peace worsen and those of a war much beyond Ukraine increase, the role of Europe becomes increasingly important. Europe was at the center of the enormous destruction caused by both the world wars. As the possibilities of a third one increase, can Europe compensate by being the peacemaker this time? Certainly Europe, with all its[Read More…]

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Crisis Prolongs In Peru, State Of Emergency Extended

Crisis Prolongs In Peru, State Of Emergency Extended

Since the ouster and imprisonment of democratically elected President Pedro Castillo in Peru political crisis is prolonging in the country as people’s revolt against the rightist government is spreading across the country, and the government is increasing repressive measures instead of taking measure for a democratic approach. Daily protesters around Peru have blocked highways with trees, boulders and tires, taken[Read More…]

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Ukrainian refugees are becoming a burden to the Baltic states

Ukrainian refugees are becoming a burden to the Baltic states

Every conflict, including this one in Ukraine, always leads to refugees. Considering the size of Ukraine, it is not surprising that a large number of Ukrainian refugees are in Russia and in Europe. Ukrainian refugees were the topic of an interesting online conference, where you could hear very interesting information from experts about Ukrainian refugees in the Baltics. The name[Read More…]

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Melbourne University Adopts Anti-Semitic & Holocaust-Ignoring IHRA Definition Of Anti-Semitism

Melbourne University Adopts Anti-Semitic & Holocaust-Ignoring IHRA Definition Of Anti-Semitism

In 2022 Melbourne University (MU), formerly Australia’s top university, succumbed to racist Zionist subversion by falsely defaming anti-racist Jewish and non-Jewish staff and students as anti-Semitic for criticism of Israeli Apartheid. MU has now adopted the false, racist and defamatory International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) Definition of anti-Semitism that is anti-Jewish anti-Semitic, anti-Arab anti-Semitic, and near-comprehensively  genocide-ignoring and holocaust-ignoring. Not[Read More…]

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Working With Generation Alpha

Working With Generation Alpha

Alpha generation is the one made of people who are born after 2010. They are tomorrow’s adults who will face the entire crisis that the world is going through and they will have the responsibility to face it and solve it! A big challenge! About the school Government Higher Primary School, Hengavalli, is located at a village named Hengavalli, in[Read More…]

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The Hope Lies With The Generation Z

The Hope Lies With The Generation Z

Generation Z Generation Z are those who were born between 1997 and 2012. As the world is going through a catastrophic change, it is they who are going to face the music/the hardships and miseries. On the other hand it is they alone who can save the world. Here we are mainly referring to youths from the developed countries –[Read More…]

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Ihan Omar Removed from Foreign Affairs Committee

Ihan Omar Removed from Foreign Affairs Committee

House Republicans, now being in the majority under the leadership of Speaker Kevin McCarthy (D-CA), having mounted a smear campaign against Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her antisemitic comments, which she later apologized for, removed her yesterday from the Foreign Affairs Committee. House Resolution 76 (H. RES.76) submitted by Rep. Max Miller (R-OH) calls for her removal because “Representative Omar[Read More…]

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80th anniversary of Battle of Stalingrad 

80th anniversary of Battle of Stalingrad 

80 years ago, an event took  place marking a  turning point in shaping the course of the last century and literally saving the fate of mankind. February 2nd marked the 80th anniversary since the end of the Battle of Stalingrad with the complete victory accomplished  of the forces of the Red Army and the crushing of the Nazi armies, something[Read More…]

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Fraternity @ Frontiers

Fraternity @ Frontiers

On December 21, 2020, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution – co-sponsored by the United Arab Emirates and Egypt – proclaiming February 4 as the International Day of Human Fraternity, inviting all Member States and international organizations to observe the International Day of Human Fraternity annually. The International Day of Human Fraternity commemorates the historic signing of the[Read More…]

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Ukrainian Army Injured Ukrainian Civilians With Illegal Mines: Human Rights Watch 

Ukrainian Army Injured Ukrainian Civilians With Illegal Mines: Human Rights Watch 

Remnants of KPFM-1S-SK cassettes manufactured in 1988 that Human Rights Watch researchers found in Izium in October 2022. These cassettes are used for the delivery of PFM mines by the 9M27K3 Uragan mine-laying rocket. The cassette opens in flight using a small explosive charge to separate it from the rocket motor section of the weapon and scatters 312 PFM mines[Read More…]

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A War Where Even Victory May Come in the Form of An Unprecedented Calamity

A War Where Even Victory May Come in the Form of An Unprecedented Calamity

It has been customary to discuss war in terms of victory or defeat of the two sides. So it is hardly surprising that the ongoing Ukraine war too has often been discussed in these terms. However there are important reasons why such discussion is increasingly irrelevant, the most important being that even a victory by any one side in the[Read More…]

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US and China cooperation In building and linking super-grids

US and China cooperation In building and linking super-grids

Asian and North American super-grid interconnection can represent the capstone of global renewable energy development There is a path for renewable energy cooperation through the development and then interconnection of a North American and an Asian renewable super-grid. That’s in the mutual long-term interest of the United States and China. Solar energy alone can “lead to full power availability all[Read More…]

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Diplomatic Cables Prove Top U.S. Officials Knew They Were Crossing Russia’s Red Lines on NATO Expansion

Diplomatic Cables Prove Top U.S. Officials Knew They Were Crossing Russia’s Red Lines on NATO Expansion

Nearly a year in, the war in Ukraine has cost hundreds of thousands of lives and brought the world to the brink of, in President Joe Biden’s own words, “Armageddon.” Alongside the literal battlefield, there has been a similarly bitter intellectual battle over the war’s causes. Commentators have rushed to declare the long-criticized policy of NATO expansion as irrelevant to the war’s[Read More…]

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The Votes That Weren’t Cast

The Votes That Weren’t Cast

The fundamental right to vote has been a core value of Black politics since the colonial era — and so has the effort to suppress that vote right up to the present moment. In fact, the history of the suppression of Black voters is a first-rate horror story that as yet shows no sign of ending. While Democrats and progressives[Read More…]

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Toughest Reaction To Any Military Attempt Of U.S., Warns North Korea  

Toughest Reaction To Any Military Attempt Of U.S., Warns North Korea  

The North Korean government has pledged (Press Statement of Spokesperson for DPRK Foreign Ministry Issued, 02/02/2023, KCNA.kp (En) to respond with the “toughest possible” measures to any U.S. military provocation against the country, after the U.S. pledged to deploy more weapons to the Korean peninsula. After the U.S. Defense Secretary promised to beef up South Korean military capabilities, North Korean officials[Read More…]

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The Schadenfreude of Brexit

The Schadenfreude of Brexit

Decades ago, a German word entered the English language. The word was Schadenfreude. Schadenfreude is the experience of pleasure, joy, and self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, and humiliation of another. Yet, this German word has no direct translation. Some might argue that people might feel Schadenfreude about Brexit – when the UK left the[Read More…]

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NPC Calls for Release of Journalist Austin Tice

NPC Calls for Release of Journalist Austin Tice

The National Press Club in Washington, DC today upped the public awareness campaign calling for the immediate release of war correspondent Austin Tice who was kidnapped on August 13, 2012, after being detained at a checkpoint near Damascus, Syria. The campaign is part of the Washington Post Press Freedom Partnership drive to #FreeAustinTice along with several partners involved in press[Read More…]

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Anger, Yes Fascism NO!!

Anger, Yes Fascism NO!!

Let’s cut to the chase OK? All working stiff Americans are living within an empire. As the late President Eisenhower warned, and he should have known because he served it: A Military Industrial Complex. Look around you fellow Americans of most political leanings : the Super Rich control our corporate empire and thus our very lives. The anger we should[Read More…]

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Can the Military-Industrial Complex Be Tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon Budget in Half Would Finally Force the Generals to Think My name is Bill Astore and I’m a card-carrying member of the military-industrial complex (MIC). Sure, I hung up my military uniform for the last time in 2005. Since 2007, I’ve been writing articles for TomDispatch focused largely on critiquing that same MIC and America’s permanent war economy. I’ve written against[Read More…]

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Junta Continues to Commit Atrocity Crimes Two Years After the Attempted Military Coup

Junta Continues to Commit Atrocity Crimes Two Years After the Attempted Military Coup

Today marks two years since the attempted military coup in Burma. Over the last two years, the people of Burma have bravely resisted the junta’s violent attempt to take total control of the country. In the face of mass, unwavering public resistance, the junta continues to increase its campaign of brutality and savagery as it carries out killings, torture, forced disappearances, sexual[Read More…]

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In Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), the Answer is Self-Determination Not Subjugation

Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), a self-governing enclave in the South Caucasus, remains under total blockade by Azerbaijan. Over 120,000 Armenians—including 30,000 children—are on the brink of an unspeakable humanitarian catastrophe as food runs scarce, medicine cabinets fall bare, and children now suffer malnutrition. A single mountain road connects Artsakh to Armenia; it is the sole lifeline for the indigenous Armenians who live[Read More…]

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Ukraine’s Tank Problem

Ukraine’s Tank Problem

It seems to be a case of little provision for so much supposed effect.  The debates, the squabbles, the to-and-fro about supplying Ukraine with tanks from Western arsenals has served to confirm one thing: this is an ever-broadening war between the West against Russia with Ukraine an experimental proxy convinced it will win through.  Efforts to limit the deepening conflict[Read More…]

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US And NATO Battle Tanks Enter Ukraine War Zone

US And NATO Battle Tanks Enter Ukraine War Zone

 U.S. & NATO Battle Tanks sent to Escalate War Against Russia in Ukraine This article was inspired by Michael Brenner, a wise man beyond his years, who is a Professor Emeritus of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh; a Senior Fellow at the Center for Trans-Atlantic Relations, SAIS-John Hopkins (Washington D.C.) and; the author of numerous books and contributor[Read More…]

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NATO Seeks Closer Connection With Japan And South Korea

NATO Seeks Closer Connection With Japan And South Korea

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, in Japan as part of his East Asia tour, said “our security is closely interconnected” and called for stronger ties with Japan as Russia’s war on Ukraine raises global dangers and shows that democracies need stronger partnerships. Stoltenberg said his visit to Japan “is a way to further strengthen the partnership between NATO and our highly[Read More…]

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War and Peace:  Animosity and Insanity Destroying the Earth and Humanity

War and Peace:  Animosity and Insanity Destroying the Earth and Humanity

The hell of human suffering, evil and oppression is paved with good intentions. The men who have most injured and oppressed humanity, who have most deeply sinned against it, were according to their standards and their conscience, good men; what was bad in them, who wrought moral evil and cruelty, treason to truth and progress, was not at all in[Read More…]

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Documentary questioning Modi shown in Canada on Gauri Lankesh’s birthday

Documentary questioning Modi shown in Canada on Gauri Lankesh’s birthday

Radical Desi organized the free screening of a BBC film which has created a sensation in India on Sunday, January 29 in Surrey, BC. The two episodes of India: The Modi Question, remain out of bounds in the world’s so called largest democracy. Not only has the right wing Hindu nationalist BJP government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi restricted its[Read More…]

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Explosion from an Israeli drone attack at the Iranian Defense Ministry's ammunition facility in Isfahan. [Photo: Moshe Schwartz/@YWNReporter

Israeli drones, warplanes strike Iran and Syria

Israeli military and intelligence units carried out multiple acts of aggression over the weekend against Iran and Iranian forces in Syria. The attacks were the first offensive military operations under the ultra-right government newly installed in Israel, under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A drone attack, likely staged from within Iran by Israeli operatives, hit a weapons facility in the central[Read More…]

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Gallows Humor in Washington and Brazil

Gallows Humor in Washington and Brazil

Americans tuning into the television news on January 8th eyed a disturbingly recognizable scene. In an “eerily familiar” moment of “déjà vu,” just two years and two days after the January 6th Capitol insurrection in Washington, D.C., a mob of thousands stormed government buildings in the capital city of another country — Brazil. In Brasilia, what New York Times columnist Ross Douthat ominously[Read More…]

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Why the Doomsday Clock Statement This Year Should be Questioned Widely

Why the Doomsday Clock Statement This Year Should be Questioned Widely

The single most issue of our deeply troubled world today is that it is already in the middle of a very serious survival crisis. The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has been drawing attention repeatedly to this, and the most powerful symbol it has been using is that of The Doomsday Clock, a symbolic clock that shows how far humanity is[Read More…]

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Greta Thunberg’s arrest shows why we must abolish the Energy Charter Treaty

Greta Thunberg’s arrest shows why we must abolish the Energy Charter Treaty

Greta Thunberg made international headlines recently when she and other climate activists were briefly detained by police at a protest against the expansion of a coal mine in Germany. Thunberg was among the thousands of protesters who arrived to denounce the expansion of the huge Garzweiler open-cast lignite mine by German energy company RWE. The extraction of lignite (also known as[Read More…]

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Support Iran Women struggle, but Avoid US Trap

Support Iran Women struggle, but Avoid US Trap

The ongoing struggle of the women of Iran for equality and gender justice is a very justified struggle which deserves full support as the right to dress in accordance with one’s wishes is a basic right of all women, both in itself and as a symbol of wider aspects of social rights and gender based equality. Authorities or morality police[Read More…]

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Multi-nation Holocaust Mourning Best be Followed by Remembering Why and How it was Allowed to Happen 

Multi-nation Holocaust Mourning Best be Followed by Remembering Why and How it was Allowed to Happen 

Six million European Jews and the seventy million other men, women and children didn’t die only because of Adolph Hitler, they perished because the wealthy in the US and Western Europe empowered Adolph Hitler to make war! There is simply no way an impoverished and utterly demilitarized Nazi Germany, with no air force, a tiny navy, no armored vehicles, no heavy[Read More…]

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Why Australia Should Quit  Military Links With Serial War Criminal America

Why Australia Should Quit  Military Links With Serial War Criminal America

Australia became a fervent ally of the US after the fall of Singapore to the Japanese in 1942. Australia was thence involved in all post-1950 US Asian wars, atrocities  associated with 40 million Asian deaths from violence and imposed deprivation. Now, as a US lackey Australia absurdly and dangerously beats the drums of war against a peaceful and non-expansionist China,[Read More…]

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Activists Take Over a Street to Protest Tyre Nichols Killing

Activists Take Over a Street to Protest Tyre Nichols Killing

Prior to the Memphis police release of the horrific video this evening showing the beating of 29-year-old Tyre Nichols, activists took over and shut down a block along the busy K Street NW in downtown Washington. Nichols, who was stopped for a traffic violation by the special Scorpion unit, was brutally beaten by a gang of officers without any provocation[Read More…]

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Doomsday Clock Jitters and “How to Fix a Broken Planet”

Doomsday Clock Jitters and “How to Fix a Broken Planet”

In January of every year for the past 75 years the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists publishes an updated setting of the Doomsday Clock. The clock is a metaphor for how close or far humanity is from the brink. Coincidentally, on the heels of the resetting of the world-famous clock this year, Julian Cribb, who is one of the world’s[Read More…]

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I Wrote this Myself and Enjoyed it

I Wrote this Myself and Enjoyed it

The excitement about ChatGPT has provoked the usual slew of profound rhetorical questions in technocratic circles.  “Can Education stay the same?”  “Will X job or Y profession survive the tide?”  “Will reading and writing become obsolete?”  Right beneath the surface of such profundities is their favorite question of course- “How can I make money with ChatGPT?” The choir is the[Read More…]

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Ukraine president Zelensky gave a video address after midnight on February 25, 2022 disclosing a Russian offer of talks

Tempting the Banksters: Zelensky Courts US Companies

The transformation of Ukraine into untarnished, saintly victim, symbol of democracy and civil society savaged by brutish Russia, has been nothing less than remarkable.  The endemic corruption of a state captured by oligarchic tendencies and its own breed of kleptocrats has somehow gone by the wayside, only interrupted by the occasional symbolic purge by the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Lo,[Read More…]

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War And No War Against Russia: Contradictory Statements By European Leaders

War And No War Against Russia: Contradictory Statements By European Leaders

Contradictory statements on war with Russia are coming. U.S. and EU officials have previously gone out of their way to claim they were not a party to the conflict in Ukraine. Arguing in favor of sending tanks to Kiev, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said EU countries were fighting a war against Russia. “Arguing therefore I have said already in[Read More…]

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Considering the Invasions of Panama and Ukraine

Considering the Invasions of Panama and Ukraine

The 26 January JTA Daily Briefing arrived in my mailbox with the subject: “Major Israeli Raid in Jenin Kills 9 Palestinians.” I was sadly dumbfounded by the imparted insensitivity and inhumanity. Would any humanity-loving organization blare such news about the killing of the Other? Supposedly, the Oslo accords were a movement toward peace, but Zionist Israel has continued to wreak[Read More…]

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Nuclear Fusion Won’t Save the Climate, But It Might Blow Up the World

Nuclear Fusion Won’t Save the Climate, But It Might Blow Up the World

I awoke on December 13th to news about what could be the most significant scientific breakthrough since the Food and Drug Administration authorized the first Covid vaccine for emergency use two years ago. This time, however, the achievement had nothing to do with that ongoing public health crisis. Instead, as the New York Times and CNN alerted me that morning, at stake[Read More…]

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The U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment Proves in Ukraine That It Forgot the Lessons of Vietnam

The U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment Proves in Ukraine That It Forgot the Lessons of Vietnam

Friday, January 27th, marks 50 years since the signing of the Paris Peace Accords by representatives from the United States, North and South Vietnam effectively ending American participation in the Vietnamese civil conflict. What the Georgetown University international relations scholar Charles Kuphan calls an “isolationist impulse” made a “significant comeback in response to the Vietnam War, which severely strained the[Read More…]

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Why a Small City in Ukraine Is a Focal Point in the War

Why a Small City in Ukraine Is a Focal Point in the War

The small Ukrainian city of Bakhmut has seemingly limited strategic significance. But coupled with its growing psychological value, Russia will continue attempting to take the city, despite high casualties, by whatever means necessary. Since the Ukrainian army’s counteroffensive started gaining momentum in September 2022, the Russian army has largely been on the defensive. Russian drone and missile strikes continue to target Ukraine’s major[Read More…]

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Legislators Called Upon to Pass the No Ban Act Now!

Legislators Called Upon to Pass the No Ban Act Now!

WASHINGTON (01-26) – A group of legislators in concert with a broad coalition of civil rights groups and immigrant justice organizations held a news conference at the U.S. Capitol House Triangle in recognition of the 6th anniversary of the Trump-era Muslim and African ban. The groups are calling for action by President Biden in living up to his promise of[Read More…]

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What Can the United States Bring to the Peace Table for Ukraine?

What Can the United States Bring to the Peace Table for Ukraine?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies The 2023 Doomsday Clock statement – Image credit: the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has just issued its 2023 Doomsday Clock statement, calling this “a time of unprecedented danger.” It has advanced the hands of the clock to 90 seconds to midnight, meaning that the world[Read More…]

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Ukraine War To Cost Germany 4.5% of GDP In 2024, Finds Study

Ukraine War To Cost Germany 4.5% of GDP In 2024, Finds Study

The war in Ukraine will cost Germany, Europe’s largest economy, €175 billion ($190 billion) this year, which equates to €2,000 per inhabitant, German media outlet Deutsche Welle reported on Monday, citing a report by the Institute of German Economics (IW). Authors of the study compared the current situation to an imaginary scenario in which there was no military operation in[Read More…]

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Burkina Faso Ejects French Troops

Burkina Faso Ejects French Troops

On January 18, 2023, the government of Burkina Faso made a decision to ask the French military forces to depart from the country within a month. This decision was made by the government of Captain Ibrahim Traoré, who staged the second coup of 2022 in Burkina Faso in September to remove Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, who had seized power in a coup d’état[Read More…]

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McKinsey goes Global

McKinsey goes Global

The world’s most influential management consultancy firm – McKinsey – not only prides itself as a truly global company – even though it remains distinctively American – but it even has its very own Global McKinsey Institute. With that, the management consulting (bad people say: “insulting”) firm has accomplished a crypto-scholarly camouflage. While being out for profits as the sole[Read More…]

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A time of unprecedented danger: It is 90 seconds to midnight

A time of unprecedented danger: It is 90 seconds to midnight

This year, the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moves the hands of the Doomsday Clock forward, largely (though not exclusively) because of the mounting dangers of the war in Ukraine. The Clock now stands at 90 seconds to midnight—the closest to global catastrophe it has ever been. The war in Ukraine may enter a[Read More…]

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China Rebukes U.S. For Brinkmanship Over U.S.’s Catastrophic Debt Problem

China has rebuked the U.S. for its brinkmanship over the nation’s “catastrophic debt problem as Washington approaches a statutory debt ceiling this week that could see the country defaulting on its obligations. The criticism came from the Chinese embassy in Zambia’s capital Lusaka, following a reproach from U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen over alleged mishandling by Beijing of a debt problem[Read More…]

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Afghan women need your solidarity

Afghan women need your solidarity

Today, Afghan women live under the most misogynistic regime, where they are deprived of all their human and civil rights. For this reason, Afghan women activists formed their own protest movement after the Taliban rule in August 2021, which has been organizing women’s protests in the cities of Kabul, Jalalabad, Herat, Mazar-e-Sharif and Bamiyan with the slogans (bread, work, freedom).[Read More…]

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Ignorance of Their Evil

Ignorance of Their Evil

Many readers of this piece will most likely take issue with me on my premise. We look at, or look back at instances of evil acts or evil beliefs, and cannot believe that the perpetrators  were not aware of their evil. Evil is defined as ‘ Profound immorality and wickedness’. Let us look at one of the most evil eras[Read More…]

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Respect Cuba And Venezuela, Calls Lula

Respect Cuba And Venezuela, Calls Lula

“Venezuela will once again be treated normally, as all countries want to be treated,” said Lula da Silva. A teleSUR report said: On Monday, Brazilian President Lula da Silva asked the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to help solve the problems of Venezuela and Cuba and treat these nations with “much affection.” These statements were made during[Read More…]

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Protesters rally in a central square of Stepanakert on December 25.

Crisis in the Caucasus: Two Facts You Aren’t Being Told  

 Armenia is more critical to Russia’s security than Ukraine is Armenia is Russia’s sole ally in the Caucasus, a region I’ve often termed Ground Zero for Cold War 2.0. Without its Armenian partner, Russia would lose the Caucasus (Georgia/Armenia/Azerbaijan) and Caspian Sea — and possibly Turkic Central Asia — to pan-Turkism and NATO.  Pan-Turkic ideology parallels NATO’s own anti-Russian ideology[Read More…]

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Football & Arab World’s Diplomatic Kick-off! 

Football & Arab World’s Diplomatic Kick-off! 

Diplomatic strides made by several Arab countries in recent years are too significant to be ignored. Of course, FIFA World Cup 2022 hosted by Qatar may be viewed as having played a crucial role in compelling greater part of rest of the world to reflect on their stereotyped vision of Qatar and other Arab countries. The reality is that these[Read More…]

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Argentina And Brazil To Cut Reliance On U.S. Dollar And Create Common Currency

Argentina And Brazil To Cut Reliance On U.S. Dollar And Create Common Currency

Citing officials, the Financial Times said on Sunday: Brazil and Argentina plan to create a common currency. According to the newspaper, this move could finally create the world’s second-largest currency bloc with roughly 5% of global GDP, if the initiative is successfully implemented across all of Latin America. The plan will be discussed and officially announced at a summit in Buenos Aires[Read More…]

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Doltish Ways: Biden’s Documents Problem

Doltish Ways: Biden’s Documents Problem

Through the course of his political life, the current US president has often been injudicious. He has stumbled, bungled and miscalculated.  His electoral victory was fortuitous, aided by a number of factors, not least the conduct of his opponent and the murderous gift of a global pandemic.  Along with his fellow Democrats, he has made the issue of Donald Trump[Read More…]

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NGOs decision to continue providing relief in Afghanistan is justified

NGOs decision to continue providing relief in Afghanistan is justified

When the Taliban regime in Afghanistan recently banned women from working in NGOs, several of them decided to stop working in this country, but later some of them reconsidered this decision and decided to continue working. This decision should be supported because while the ban on women working in NGOs was clearly and completely wrong, the fact that over two[Read More…]

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Women Promise Reversal of Roe v Wade

Women Promise Reversal of Roe v Wade

In the wake of the Roe v Wade reversal, women across the nation today demonstrated on the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision by marching in support of reestablishing a Women’s Right for abortion. By organizing their voices and electing Women’s Rights candidates in the 2022 mid-term elections voters have sent a powerful message to anti-freedom politicians. Pledging[Read More…]

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Climate Change Will Supersede Everything

Climate Change Will Supersede Everything

Given the secrecy typically accorded to the military and the inclination of government officials to skew data to satisfy the preferences of those in power, intelligence failures are anything but unusual in this country’s security affairs. In 2003, for instance, President George W. Bush invaded Iraq based on claims — later found to be baseless — that its leader, Saddam Hussein, was[Read More…]

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Strong Militaries, Weak Society: The Missing Story in the Global Firepower Ranking

Strong Militaries, Weak Society: The Missing Story in the Global Firepower Ranking

The Global Firepower ranking was published on January 6. The annual report classifies the world’s strongest militaries based on over 60 factors, including size, spending and technological advancements. The report, which placed the United States military on top, followed by Russia, China, India and the UK, raised more questions than answers, with some accusing GFP, the organization that compiled the[Read More…]

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When Good Refugees Turn Bad

When Good Refugees Turn Bad

When the first Russian forces began entering Ukrainian territory in February 2022, the instant reaction from Europe, the UK, Canada and Australia, was one of open commitment to Ukraine’s refugees.  The relentless human trains heading westwards were initially embraced by Poles, whose history with Ukraine is, at best, tense and sketchy. Across Europe, walls came down in dispensation for this[Read More…]

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Lula’s robust reassertion of democracy, social progress and the rule of law in Brazil

Lula’s robust reassertion of democracy, social progress and the rule of law in Brazil

On 8th January 2023, a week after Lula’s presidential inauguration, the world was shocked by a Trump-style mob attack on key state institutions in Brasilia, the country’s capital city. The world saw media images of thousands of Bolsonaro supporters invading Planalto (presidential palace), and the premises of both the Supreme Court and Parliament, who, when inside proceeded to vandalise just about[Read More…]

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A Hard-Edged Rock: Waging Economic Warfare on Humanity 

A Hard-Edged Rock: Waging Economic Warfare on Humanity 

Why is much modern food of inferior quality? Why is health suffering and smallholder farmers who feed most of the world being forced out of agriculture? Mainly because of the mindset of the likes of Larry Fink of BlackRock – the world’s biggest asset management firm – and the economic system they profit from and promote. In 2011, Fink said agricultural and[Read More…]

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The Real International Community must call for an End to the Illegal and Genocidal US Sanctions on Syria

The Real International Community must call for an End to the Illegal and Genocidal US Sanctions on Syria

The US continues to wage war upon the nations of the world by resorting to imposing economic sanctions. These sanctions are a continuation of war by other means, and the world has been witness to the disastrous and genocidal consequences of these illegal sanctions on Syria. Whilst the US still considers itself to the ‘Caesar’ of the world, the global[Read More…]

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Fukushima’s Toxic Dumping Flashpoint

Fukushima’s Toxic Dumping Flashpoint

“We must remind Japan that if the radioactive nuclear wastewater is safe, just dump it in Tokyo, test it in Paris and store it in Washington, but keep our Pacific nuclear-free.” (Vanuatu’s celebrated former ‘Turaga Chief’ Motarilavoa Hilda Lini) In the face of considerable worldwide criticism, TEPCO is moving ahead with its well-advertised plans to dump contaminated water from storage[Read More…]

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The U.S. Blockade of Cuba Hurts Medical Patients in Both Countries

The U.S. Blockade of Cuba Hurts Medical Patients in Both Countries

The blockade of Cuba limits its ability to share its scientific and technological advances with the rest of the world. Scientists in Cuba believe that the breakthroughs they have made in the health care and technology sectors should be used to save and improve lives beyond the country’s borders. This is why the island nation has developed important scientific and[Read More…]

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80th Anniversary of Soviet Red Army breaking siege of Leningrad  

80th Anniversary of Soviet Red Army breaking siege of Leningrad  

80 years ago, Soviet troops battled to open up a narrow corridor to the besieged city of Leningrad. A railroad was constructed through it in literally two weeks and supplies started reaching a city that had been bled dry. The Red Army only had to traverse a distance of 15 km. Stillt this short distance was at the cost of[Read More…]

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Massive Strikes Hit France: More Than One Million People Join 200 Protest Marches

Massive Strikes Hit France: More Than One Million People Join 200 Protest Marches

A massive strike has hit France on Thursday. Workers and other earners joined hands in protesting pension reform. Trade union sources said the number of people joining more than 200 protest marches was 2 million. Police had to use tear gas to contain the protesters in Paris. Teachers, railway workers and public sector employees abandoned joined the protest marches to[Read More…]

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The Role of the Brazilian Military in the Coup Attempt

The Role of the Brazilian Military in the Coup Attempt

The far-right mob that invaded the federal building, Congress, and the Supreme Court and vandalized government buildings at Three Powers Plaza in Brasília on January 8, demanded a “military intervention” in Brazil. They had set up camps that had assembled in front of army barracks throughout the country since November demanding the “military to overturn” the election of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da[Read More…]

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Give Peace a Chance – Is There a World Beyond War?

Give Peace a Chance – Is There a World Beyond War?

I like to sing and what I like best is to do so at the top of my lungs when I’m all alone. Last summer, taking a walk through the corn fields in New York’s Hudson River Valley with no one around but the barn swallows, I found myself belting out a medley of tunes about peace from my long-ago,[Read More…]

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Can Russia and India replace American dollar in bilateral trade?

Can Russia and India replace American dollar in bilateral trade?

 by Yevgeny Ivanov & Ashish Singh   After the World War II, the role of the dollar has grown significantly in global trade. Since then, the American currency has been used not only for transactions in foreign markets but also for transactions within countries. The collapse of the USSR has made the dollar an informal tender (vs legal tender) across[Read More…]

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Saudi Arabia Is Ready To Discuss Ditching Dollar In Trade

Saudi Arabia Is Ready To Discuss Ditching Dollar In Trade

According to a Bloomberg report, Saudi Arabia is ready to discuss trading in currencies other than the US dollar, according to Saudi Arabia’s finance minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan. Al-Jadaan’s comments come a month after China’s President Xi Jinping said that Beijing is ready to make energy purchases in yuan instead of the US dollar in trade exchanges with members of the[Read More…]

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A Picture of Global Complicity: Aiding Myanmar’s Military Regime

A Picture of Global Complicity: Aiding Myanmar’s Military Regime

International relations remains the sum game of vast hypocrisies, a patchwork of compromises and the compromised.  Every moral condemnation of a regime’s conduct is bound to be shown up as an exercise in double standards, often implicating the accusers.  In the case of the military regime in Myanmar, double standards are not only modish but expected. A number of international[Read More…]

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Turkish fascist regime murders Ahmet Sores and Firat Newal of MLKP

Turkish fascist regime murders Ahmet Sores and Firat Newal of MLKP

Ahmet Sores (Zeki Gürbüz), member of the Central Committee of the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party of Turkey/Kurdistan (MLKP) and Firat Newal (Özgür Namoglu), young commander of the armed revolutionary forces of Kurdistan, were both murdered by the fascist forces of the Turkish regime in an armed drone attack launched in the region Rojava on January 3. For a sustained period the[Read More…]

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Going Down the Military Drain

Going Down the Military Drain

Late last month, President Biden signed a bill that clears the way for $858 billion in Pentagon spending and nuclear weapons work at the Department of Energy in 2023.  That’s far more than Washington anted up for military purposes at the height of the Korean or Vietnam wars or even during the peak years of the Cold War. In fact, the $80 billion increase[Read More…]

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Leadership Crisis & Media Coverage! 

Leadership Crisis & Media Coverage! 

Nuclear strength and/or prowess commanded even by superpowers has its limitations, which has been displayed time and again. Havoc reportedly caused by floods in California may be viewed as just a minor example of this. When those who try and assert themselves as most powerful leaders – globally and regionally – appear to stumble in their own terrains, should they[Read More…]

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Nuclear Submarine Doubts: US Lawmakers and AUKUS

Nuclear Submarine Doubts: US Lawmakers and AUKUS

The policymaking apparatus behind the AUKUS security pact was shoddy from the start. It has raised questions about the extent US power will subordinate Australia further in future conflicts; it has brought into question Australia’s own sovereignty; and it has also raised the spectre of regional nuclear proliferation via the use of otherwise closely guarded propulsion technology. The other feature[Read More…]

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While You Count Hours, They Count Billions

While You Count Hours, They Count Billions

How the Super Rich Owns Twice of the Rest of the World Put Together The richest 1% of the world now owns nearly twice as much wealth as the rest of the world put together, finds Survival of the Richest, an Oxfam International (OI) study released on the first day of the World Economic Forum (WEF), January 16, 2023, being[Read More…]

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Anti-War Activists Reflect on MLK’s Legacy

Anti-War Activists Reflect on MLK’s Legacy

On what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s 94th birthday, several ceremonies to honor the fallen Civil Rights Era icon and his legacy were held at the King Memorial today. At the base of the massive and imposing white granite statue of Dr. King, attendees of the various programs reflected on his life and all that he achieved[Read More…]

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Suckers for the Super Rich!

Suckers for the Super Rich!

   This writer has loved professional football and  baseball  my whole life. Going with my father, little baseball glove in hand, to watch Dem Bums at Ebbets Field in the mid 1950s was such a joy. In those days the players were getting royally screwed by the owners, so much so that most of them needed off season employment to[Read More…]

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Richest 1% Bag Nearly Twice As Much Wealth As The Rest Of The World Put Together Over The Past Two Years, Finds Oxfam Study

Richest 1% Bag Nearly Twice As Much Wealth As The Rest Of The World Put Together Over The Past Two Years, Finds Oxfam Study

The rich are having good days as they always have. Even the pandemic could not brake their stockpiling of wealth. The super-rich outstrip their extraordinary grab of half of all new wealth in past decade. The richest 1% of the world bag nearly twice as much wealth as the rest of the world put together over the past two years, finds[Read More…]

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The Pentagon’s National Defense Strategy Drives Record Military Spending

More than two millennia ago, in the History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides recounted a disastrous conflict Athens waged against Sparta. A masterwork on strategy and war, the book is still taught at the U.S. Army War College and many other military institutions across the world. A passage from it describing an ultimatum Athens gave a weaker power has stayed with[Read More…]

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Hellish War, Slaughtered Humanity, Endless Biodiversity Extinction

Hellish War, Slaughtered Humanity, Endless Biodiversity Extinction

PORTENTS OF THINGS YET TO COME ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! It’s now going to take literally every citizen of the world to assume more personal responsibility to end: the hellish war in Ukraine; stop the wholesale slaughter of humanity, and the ever more rapid extinction of the earth’s biodiversity. The world’s politicians, militarists and international corporate CEOs, especially those who support[Read More…]

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World Peace and Conflict Resolution: Ukraine and Russia and We, the People – Voices of the Oppressed

World Peace and Conflict Resolution: Ukraine and Russia and We, the People – Voices of the Oppressed

Unthinkable as it may be, humanity, every last person, could someday be wiped from the face of the Earth…..A discussion about the future of humanity is about how the important fundamental features of the human condition may change or remain constant in the long run…. Extinction risks constitute an especially severe subset of what could go badly wrong for humanity…. The greatest[Read More…]

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China now publishes more high-quality science than any other nation – should the US be worried?

China now publishes more high-quality science than any other nation – should the US be worried?

In 2022, Chinese researchers published three times as many papers on artificial intelligence as US researchers. By at least one measure, China now leads the world in producing high-quality science. My research shows that Chinese scholars now publish a larger fraction of the top 1% most cited scientific papers globally than scientists from any other country. I am a policy expert and analyst who studies[Read More…]

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How Many Ukrainian Refugees Will Return Home?

How Many Ukrainian Refugees Will Return Home?

 Millions of Ukrainians have fled the country since Russia’s invasion in February 2022. The longer the war continues, the less likely they are to return, with dire consequences for Ukraine. Russia’s February 2022 invasion of Ukraine has created the largest refugee crisis in Europe since World War II. While millions of Ukrainian refugees have since returned home, almost 2.9 million moved to Russia, according[Read More…]

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No Justice for Lt. Alkonis is Justice Denied

No Justice for Lt. Alkonis is Justice Denied

Brittany Alkonis, wife of imprisoned U.S. Navy Lt. Ridge Alkonis who was convicted in Japan of negligent driving for his involvement in a traffic accident that took the lives of two people, demonstrated along with supporters today outside the White House seeking his release from a Japanese prison. Alkonis, who suffered a medical emergency and passed out while behind the[Read More…]

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Rising Food, Rents, Energy Prices Threatened Rights Of People In UK, Says Human Rights Watch

Rising Food, Rents, Energy Prices Threatened Rights Of People In UK, Says Human Rights Watch

The NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said: Rising food, rents, and energy prices, and inadequate social protections threatened the rights of people on the lowest incomes, including to food and housing. The HRW has warned: The UK could become known as a “human rights abuser,” if it does not reverse a series of controversial laws. The NGO criticized Britain’s[Read More…]

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A Criminal Attack on Democracy: Why Brazil’s Fascists Should Not Get Amnesty

A Criminal Attack on Democracy: Why Brazil’s Fascists Should Not Get Amnesty

From all the excited cries echoing from the red tide that took over Brasília during Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s (known as Lula) inauguration as the Brazilian President on January 1, 2023, the most significant—and challenging, especially from the institutional stance of the new government—was the call for “no amnesty!” The crowds chanting those words were referring to the crimes perpetrated by the military[Read More…]

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Assault on democracy in Brazil

Assault on democracy in Brazil

Supporters of Brazil’s right-wing leader, former President Jair Bolsonaro, could not digest the change of power in the country. As a result, just one week after veteran leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sworn in as the forty-ninth president, violent protests erupted in the streets of the nation’s capital, Brasilia. Protesters barged into Parliament, the Supreme Court, and the[Read More…]

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What It Means for Hunger to Burn Through the Pentagon’s Ranks

What It Means for Hunger to Burn Through the Pentagon’s Ranks

By any standard, the money the United States government pours into its military is simply overwhelming. Take the $858-billion defense spending authorization that President Biden signed into law last month. Not only did that bill pass in an otherwise riven Senate by a bipartisan majority of 83-11, but this year’s budget increase of 4.3% is the second highest in inflation-adjusted terms since World[Read More…]

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Joining the War Club: Australia’s HIMARS Purchase

Joining the War Club: Australia’s HIMARS Purchase

Another needless, fatuous endeavour; another irresponsible drain on the public purse; another expression that the military-industrial complex Down Under is thriving in all its insidious stupidity.  But Australia’s purchase of HIMARS (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System) batteries from the United States can be put down to loneliness – or the feeling of being left out.  And history shows that loneliness[Read More…]

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Protests In Peru Persist

Protests In Peru Persist

People are protesting Rightist government moves ousting President Pedro Castillo. Tweeting from jail on Tuesday, Castillo said history will remember Peruvians “murdered for defending the country from the coup dictatorship,” and that “terror is the last bullet of a regime cornered by the people.” At least 47 people have died in connection with the protests, according to official government figures published on Tuesday.[Read More…]

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“To Create Civil Disorder and Inspire Further Violence”: The Far-Right Assault on Our Future  

“To Create Civil Disorder and Inspire Further Violence”: The Far-Right Assault on Our Future  

Lost in the rush of political and climate-related news in the closing weeks of 2022 was the small but intriguing story of a December 3 armed attack on two power substations in Moore County, North Carolina. The installations were severely damaged by gunfire, leaving 45,000 residents to suffer through the winter cold without power, many of them for several days.[Read More…]

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Sharp, Long-lasting Slowdown to Hit Developing Countries Hard, Warns World Bank

Sharp, Long-lasting Slowdown to Hit Developing Countries Hard, Warns World Bank

The World Bank’s latest Global Economic Prospects report: Global growth is projected to decelerate sharply this year, to its third weakest pace in nearly three decades, overshadowed only by the 2009 and 2020 global recessions. This reflects synchronous policy tightening aimed at containing very high inflation, worsening financial conditions, and continued disruptions from the war in Ukraine. The WB said: Investment growth[Read More…]

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War and Left

War and Left

The division of Left political positions and ideological formulations over Russian invasion of Ukraine are disturbing. It sends a wrong message to the working-class politics across the globe. It is imperative for the Left to reflect on how its political confusions provide ideological justifications for different forms of wars and conflicts. None of the bourgeoisie wars and conflicts serve working[Read More…]

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‘Neofascist Coup’ in Brazil Should be an Eye-Opener to Countries under Neo-Fascism

‘Neofascist Coup’ in Brazil Should be an Eye-Opener to Countries under Neo-Fascism

Claiming the October 2022 National Election as ‘stolen’, thousands of street goons who are supporters of neofascist Bolsonaro, former president of Brazil, had on January 8 stormed the country’s Parliament, Presidential Palace and Supreme Court destroying artwork and attempting to set fire Parliament from inside, according to videos circulated by global media. Revealingly, and as alleged by President Lula da[Read More…]

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For the UAE and others, its business as usual with Israel

For the UAE and others, its business as usual with Israel

  For the United Arab Emirates, it’s business as usual as Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s newly formed government wastes no time in implementing hardline policies aimed at forcing Palestinians to give up on the notion of an independent state and accept Israeli rule. The UAE made that clear as it welcomed an Israeli delegation to Abu Dhabi this week to discuss[Read More…]

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The Brazilian Hard Right Are Already a Political Cliché

The Brazilian Hard Right Are Already a Political Cliché

On January 8, 2023, large crowds of people—dressed in colors of the Brazilian flag—descended on the country’s capital, Brasília. They invaded the federal building and Supreme Court and vandalized public property. This attack by the rioters had been widely expected since the invaders had been planning “weekend demonstrations” for days on social media. On January 1, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (known as[Read More…]

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How to Understand the Problems of Violence and Injustice in North American Societal Manifestation?

How to Understand the Problems of Violence and Injustice in North American Societal Manifestation?

Our Culture of Human Development and its Perceptions Societal development is a complex and challenging phenomenon encompassing social, moral, intellectual, economic, legal, humanitarian, psychological and political factors to clarify its manifestations.  All human societies go through the turbulent changes, socio-economic and political chaos to attain clarity of purpose for a better world. Societies are structured on the basis of needs[Read More…]

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Geopolitical Games in The Asia-Pacific Will Not Be Allowed, Warns China

Geopolitical Games in The Asia-Pacific Will Not Be Allowed, Warns China

China will not let the Asia-Pacific region turn into a hotspot for geopolitical conflict, and will defend its own sovereignty and integrity, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson declared on Monday. Media reports said: Speaking at a press briefing, Wang Wenbin responded to the news of a 10-member German delegation arriving on the self-governing island of Taiwan. He stressed that “the[Read More…]

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CODEPINK rejects attempted coup against Brazil’s democracy!

CODEPINK rejects attempted coup against Brazil’s democracy!

CODEPINK is appalled and outraged at the attempted coup in Brazil that took place on January 8 by supporters of former president Jair Bolsonaro. Emulating the January 6 U.S. Capitol attack, fascist and extreme-right groups stormed Brazil’s Congress, Supreme Court and presidential offices to subvert the constitutional order and call for a military intervention. The damage is much greater than[Read More…]

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Rightists Riot In Brazil: Lula Orders Federal Intervention Against Rioters

Rightists Riot In Brazil: Lula Orders Federal Intervention Against Rioters

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has declared a state of emergency in the Federal District of Brasilia after thousands of supporters of his right-wing predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro, organized a riot and overran the Congress, the Supreme Court and the presidential Planalto Palace. The leftist leader, inaugurated last week, gave the order on Sunday, has appointed justice minister Ricardo[Read More…]

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Risk Of Recession In U.S. Increasing, Finds Fed Research

Risk Of Recession In U.S. Increasing, Finds Fed Research

Just over half of states in the U.S. are struggling with slowing economic activity, which could be a signal of a looming recession, according to new research from the St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank. The December report pointed out that typically when 26 states demonstrate falling economic numbers, it offers “reasonable confidence” the nation as a whole will go into[Read More…]

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Ukraine Airlines flight 752 Remembered as Iran Continues Executing Protesters

Ukraine Airlines flight 752 Remembered as Iran Continues Executing Protesters

Iranian Americans this weekend rallied at the Lincoln Memorial in support of the “revolution” taking place in Iran where demonstrations determined to overthrow the Islamic regime continue. Today also marked the third anniversary of the shooting down of Ukraine International Airlines flight 752 by Iran. The civilian flight which had taken off from Tehran on January 8, 2020, was on[Read More…]

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The Ukraine War and a Way Forward

The Ukraine War and a Way Forward

There is no propaganda better than that which achieves totality. When worldviews coalesce into one small box that is crushed and cemented into the ground. It is this tightly framed ground that allows an internally uncontested, destructive US foreign policy to play another major role in famine and, also, in a country’s destruction. Pro-Saudi and the pro-Israel propaganda has had[Read More…]

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Surrey proclaims day in memory of the victim of racist attack

Surrey proclaims day in memory of the victim of racist attack

On the 25th anniversary of the brutal killing of Nirmal Singh Gill by white supremacists, one of the fastest growing municipalities of Canada made a proclamation to recognize the incident. Gill, a caretaker at the Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Surrey, laid down his life in the line of duty on January 4, 1998 when a group of neo Nazis[Read More…]

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Comprehensive Health Reform Program That Will Benefit All Developing Countries

Comprehensive Health Reform Program That Will Benefit All Developing Countries

While so many differences have emerged in the context of the recent response to COVID-19 in various countries, one point on which it should be possible to establish wider agreement is that this response would have been much better if a robust, strong, rooted among people, trust-creating, community-based, well-resourced health system was in place in all rural as well as[Read More…]

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Prince Harry’s Great Afghan Shooting Party

Prince Harry’s Great Afghan Shooting Party

What to make of it?  History is filled with the deeds of blood-thirsty princes bold in ambition and feeble of mind.  Massacres make the man, though there is often little to merit the person behind it.  The Duke of Sussex seemingly wishes to add his name to that list.   In what can only be described as one of his “Nazi[Read More…]

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Which Government Does the United States Recognize in Venezuela?

Which Government Does the United States Recognize in Venezuela?

On January 3, 2023, Shaun Tandon of Agence France-Presse asked U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price about Venezuela. In late December, the Venezuelan opposition after a fractious debate decided to dissolve the “interim government” led by Juan Guaidó. From 2019 onward, the U.S. government recognized Guaidó as the “interim president of Venezuela.” With the end of Guaidó’s administration, Tandon asked if “the United States still recognize[s] Juan Guaidó as legitimate[Read More…]

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On Giuseppe Trani and the ‘Human Condition’: Positive Vibes for 2023

When the newsstand of Giuseppe Trani was swept away by massive flooding that devastated the southern Italian town of Casamicciola, near Naples, the 70-year-old man lost everything. Not for long, though, as the townsfolk, who were also affected by the flooding and landslides experienced throughout the whole region, raised the needed funds to help Trani rebuild his kiosk. It is[Read More…]

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J6 Threat of Insurrection Continues

Like so many other days, January 6th has always been just another day of no particular note. But in 2021 that day was transformed into one of our country’s least proud moments as insurrectionists stormed the Capitol at Trump’s beckoning to overthrow the government because of his unwillingness to accept that he had lost the 2020 election. That day is[Read More…]

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Violations of Regulatory Processes Relating to GM Crops Exposed Again in the Context of GM Mustard

Violations of Regulatory Processes Relating to GM Crops Exposed Again in the Context of GM Mustard

As the many-sided risks and harms of GM crops are so serious, obvious and well-established, it is only to be expected that any completely unbiased appraisal and regulatory system will not allow their approval and spread. Hence it is an important part of the big business agenda of dominating world food and farming via GM crops to weaken the appraisal[Read More…]

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Ukraine Crisis – Must come out of the Impasse

Ukraine Crisis – Must come out of the Impasse

No end to the Ukraine War is in sight. Peace and solutions to the problems have been made conditional to too many big “ifs” and “when’s”. Wrong calculations from both sides have led to the present stalemate. And instead of looking for a reasonable and mutually acceptable way out, they are trying to achieve a unilateral victory that is not[Read More…]

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Simple Comment: “Free” press

Simple Comment: “Free” press

The on-going imperialist war in Europe is exposing a few facts. These include a section of press – its condition. Estonia is now an example. Newspaper in Estonia The daily Eesti Paevaleht (Estonia Daily) informed on Tuesday: Estonia will have no newspapers published in its official language in print on Mondays starting from mid-January due to delivery price hikes. The[Read More…]

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Analysing the Dependency Theory: Case Study of Taiwan

Analysing the Dependency Theory: Case Study of Taiwan

The dependency theory of development was first come up with a Latin American economist Raul Prebisch, and was centered around the development of third world or underdeveloped countries. It was proposed in the 1950’s and 1960’s, when the underdeveloped state of the global south started being given attention to. This theory was set out to problematize the Modernization theory, which[Read More…]

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Grim 2023 Forecast From Economists

Grim 2023 Forecast From Economists

The world economy will slide into a recession in 2023 as a number of economies will contract due to surging borrowing costs introduced to combat inflation, the UK-based Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has predicted in its latest report. The world economy surpassed $100 trillion for the first time ever in 2022 but will stall in 2023 as[Read More…]

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Before the Bombs Drop, the Platitudes Fall

Before the Bombs Drop, the Platitudes Fall

Planet Earth is in desperate need of an honest discussion about the elimination of nuclear weapons and, God help us, ultimately transcending war. What is democracy but platitudes and dog whistles? The national direction is quietly predetermined — it’s not up for debate. The president’s role is to sell it to the public; you might say he’s the public-relations director[Read More…]

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Old News in a New Year

Old News in a New Year

Let me start 2023 with a glance back at a December news moment that caught my eye. To do so, however, I have to offer a bit of explanation. First, the obvious: I’m an old guy and, though I spend significant parts of any day scrolling through endless websites covering aspects of our ever-changing world, I have a subscription —[Read More…]

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Simple Comment: Billionaires’ loss

Simple Comment: Billionaires’ loss

The loss is not that much: Only near to $2trillion; and the US billionaires’ loss was the biggest. A recent report by Forbes said: The billionaires of today’s world have had a tough 2022, as their total lost went near to $2 trillion combined. These benevolent gentlepersons, however, gathered trillions of dollars in their collective coffer during the previous two[Read More…]

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Peacefully Handle Disputes, Boost cooperation, China And Philippines Agree

Peacefully Handle Disputes, Boost cooperation, China And Philippines Agree

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan and Philippine President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr and his wife Maria Louise at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on January 4, 2023. Photo: Xinhua In an important development in the south-east Asia region, China and the Philippines have agreed on issues vital for the region and in the[Read More…]

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Israel Was Never a Democracy: So why is the West Lamenting End of ‘Liberal’ Israel?

Israel Was Never a Democracy: So why is the West Lamenting End of ‘Liberal’ Israel?

Even before the new Israeli government was officially sworn in on December 29, angry reactions began emerging, not only among Palestinians and other Middle Eastern governments, but also among Israel’s historic allies in the West. As early as November 2, top US officials conveyed to Axios that the Joe Biden Administration is “unlikely to engage with Jewish supremacist politician, Itamar[Read More…]

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‘They Shot Them Down Like Animals’: Massacre at Peru’s Ayacucho

‘They Shot Them Down Like Animals’: Massacre at Peru’s Ayacucho

Survivors and family members of victims of the massacre in Ayacucho on December 15 denounce that the army treated protesters like war targets, reminiscent of violence faced during the internal armed conflict. On December 15, 2022, while helicopters flew overhead, members of Peru’s national army shot down civilians with live bullets in the outskirts of the city of Ayacucho. This action was[Read More…]

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The UN General Assembly Drags Israel To The World Court

The UN General Assembly Drags Israel To The World Court

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted last week to refer Israel to the International Court of Justice (World Court) for its on-going violation of the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza and for adopting measures aimed at altering the demographic composition, character and status of the holy city[Read More…]

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Lula Halts Privatization Of 8 State-Owned Giant Companies

Lula Halts Privatization Of 8 State-Owned Giant Companies

Brazil’s newly elected President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has scrapped plans to sell off eight state-run corporate giants, including the oil company Petroleo Brasileiro, known as Petrobras, Brazilian news website G1 reported on Monday. Lula was sworn in as Brazil’s president on January 1. He was president also from 2003 through 2010. Imprisoned for false charge of graft in[Read More…]

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From the History of the GB-EU Relations

From the History of the GB-EU Relations

How Great Britain fell for a confidence trick In the 1960s, when Great Britain twice sought entry into then the EEC/EC, the historian Sir Arthur Bryant issued an unheeded warning: “Once in the common market, we shall be a minority in an organization in which the decisions of the majority will have the power to bind the minority, not only[Read More…]

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DeSantis ’24: Inherit the Wind!

DeSantis ’24: Inherit the Wind!

Living here in ‘ Death Valley’ AKA Florida one can see the results of having a governor like Captain Ron as I label him. One can go back to Weimar Germany circa 1930 when the Nazi Party gained popularity amongst  many working stiffs. It seems that it is always anger and disillusionment that gets people off their duffs to follow[Read More…]

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Hermann Göring’s Words Resonate Yet Again – in Japan

Hermann Göring’s Words Resonate Yet Again – in Japan

While readers need no introduction to Hermann Göring, head of the Nazi Luftwaffe and Hitler’s onetime designated successor, Göring’s explanation of how to convince the people of a nation to go to war may not be as familiar. During his trial for war crimes at Nuremburg in 1946 Göring said: “Naturally the common people don’t want war: Neither in Russia,[Read More…]

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The Changes A Peace Activist Desires Most in the USA

While peace and environment protection have always been important, now these have acquired the greatest urgency in the form of survival issues as basic life nurturing conditions are threatened now as never before by the most dangerous weapons and wars on the one hand and a range of very serious environmental problems led by climate change on the other hand.[Read More…]

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IMF’s Dire Warning: 2023 Will Be Tougher Than 2022

IMF’s Dire Warning: 2023 Will Be Tougher Than 2022

2023 is expected to be even “tougher” than 2022 as the U.S., EU and Chinese economies slow down, according to the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The Ukraine conflict, soaring prices, hiked interest rates and unrelenting Covid in China will continue to exert an impact on the global economy, Kristalina Georgieva told CBS’ Face the Nation program on[Read More…]

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An Entire Decade of Benefits Denial for Vets After Toxic Chemical Exposure?

An Entire Decade of Benefits Denial for Vets After Toxic Chemical Exposure?

Camp Lejeune, a military base in Jacksonville, North Carolina, was established in 1942 to train future Marines for World War II. While it is known as the home of “Expeditionary Forces in Readiness,” the facility also has a long history of contamination with toxic chemicals such as perchloroethylene, vinyl chloride, trichloroethylene, and benzene. In 1982, volatile organic compounds—gasses released by these solvents—were found at Camp[Read More…]

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Decry the Merchants of Death

Decry the Merchants of Death

Peace activists take on the Pentagon and its corporate outposts. Days after a U.S. warplane bombed a Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, killing forty-two people, twenty-four of them patients, the international president of MSF, Dr. Joanne Liu walked through the wreckage and prepared to deliver condolences to family members of those who had been killed. A brief[Read More…]

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China eliminated absolute poverty; now works toward common prosperity for all

China eliminated absolute poverty; now works toward common prosperity for all

Can you imagine walking downtown in Seattle, Vancouver, New York, Toronto, or any other burg in Canada or the United States and not seeing any panhandlers? This homelessness, begging, and dumpster diving is not confined to major urban centers. Last week, I was in Yellowknife, the capital of Denedeh (Home of the People; colonially designated as Northwest Territories), home to[Read More…]

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Ukraine: The Hardships Are Here To Stay

Ukraine: The Hardships Are Here To Stay

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak shared his first in-office New Year message on Saturday, admitting that “it has been a very tough year for the UK” and that the country’s problems “would not go away” in 2023 either. The PM largely blamed Britain’s hardships on Russia and its conflict with Ukraine. “I am not going to pretend that all our[Read More…]

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2023 should see overdue shift from war to peace, from high risks to reason

2023 should see overdue shift from war to peace, from high risks to reason

If 2022 was witness to a worsening of the most high-risk problems facing our planet, can 2023 bring a true message of hope? The dawn of a new year is a time for hope, but to give more meaning to this hope, some important decisions should be announced by world leadership regarding peace and co-operation for a protective world. Clearly[Read More…]

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A 5-Point Peace Proposal Based on Immediate Ceasefire and Relief to People of Ukraine

A 5-Point Peace Proposal Based on Immediate Ceasefire and Relief to People of Ukraine

While the most visible devastation of the Ukraine war can be seen in the enormous sufferings of the people of Ukraine, the implications of this war turning sooner or later into a much wider war, perhaps even a nuclear war and the third world war, are simply too horrible to contemplate. Hence immediate peace is needed, creating conditions also for[Read More…]

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Genocide is About to Unfold in Artsakh, and the West Has Secured a Front-Row Seat

Genocide is About to Unfold in Artsakh, and the West Has Secured a Front-Row Seat

For seventeen days, Azerbaijani special forces and military personnel—masquerading as “environmentalists”—have blocked the only road connecting Artsakh to Armenia. They have effectively severed the only lifeline the Artsakh Armenians have to the outside world—a lifeline guaranteed by the Trilateral Statement of November 10, 2020. With 120,000 Artsakh Armenians now completely encircled and isolated, Azerbaijan is poised to rid itself of the entire[Read More…]

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Birth Centenary of historic formation of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Birth Centenary of historic formation of Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Today on December 30th we commemorate 100 years since the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics or USSR Was formed. Representatives of the Soviet governments of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and the Transcaucasian Republic (encompassing Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia), declared the formation of a new country: the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the first nation in the world based on Marxist socialism.[Read More…]

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Morocco's players celebrate with a Palestinian flag at the end of the Qatar 2022 World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Morocco and Spain at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha on December 6, 2022. (Glyn Kirk/AFP)

How Abraham Accords got middle finger at Qatar World Cup

When in 2010 Qatar was awarded the right to host the 2022 World Cup tournament the Gulf kingdom became the focus of offensive and disparaging campaign. Qatar was accused of mistreating migrant workers engaged to build World Cup projects. The campaign against Qatar as host nation involved Britain, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands, Israel, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia.  Demonstrations took place outside[Read More…]

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A fire burns trees next to grazing land in the Amazon basin in Ze Doca, Brazil. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The Future of the Amazon Rainforest Under Lula

Luiz Inácio da Silva, the progressive politician popularly known as Lula, is poised to take office as the president of Brazil on January 1. His administration is set to embrace a return to environmental protection following the destructive policies of outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro. Key to these efforts is slowing the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest,more than half of which is[Read More…]

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 The Ukraine Crisis Is a Classic “Security Dilemma”

 The Ukraine Crisis Is a Classic “Security Dilemma”

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) meets in Lodz, Poland, on December 1, 2022. Photo credit: OSCE On December 27 2022, both Russia and Ukraine issued calls for ending the war in Ukraine, but only on non-negotiable terms that they each know the other side will reject. Ukraine’s Foreign Minister[Read More…]

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Looking Back On 2022: Ukraine And The Rest Of The Story

Looking Back On 2022: Ukraine And The Rest Of The Story

As 2022 draws to a close, the world bears the tragic burden of the war in Ukraine. The war began on the 24th of February of this year with the Russian invasion of its neighbour. It has been 10 months. There is nothing to indicate that it will end any time soon. Thousands have perished — soldiers on both sides[Read More…]

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Two Barrels Aim at African People’s Socialist Party

Two Barrels Aim at African People’s Socialist Party

With new FBI and Department of “Justice” (DOJ) attacks expected in early January, a defense, mobilization and information session attracted hundreds of allies of the African People’s Socialist Party (APSP). On Friday, December 23 they zoomed into the “Emergency Mass Meeting: Hands Off Uhuru! Hands Off Africa!” The APSP told its supporters that it expects indictments in early January 2023[Read More…]

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Country for Bad Dreams: Vandalism on the Nullarbor Plain

Country for Bad Dreams: Vandalism on the Nullarbor Plain

“This is quite shocking,” declared South Australia’s Attorney-General and Aboriginal Affairs Minister, Kyam Maher.  “These caves are some of the earliest evidence of Aboriginal occupation of that part of the country.”  That evidence was subtracted this month by acts of vandalism inflicted on artwork in Koonalda Cave on the Nullarbor Plain, claimed to be the world’s largest limestone karst landscape[Read More…]

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Nations of the World Unite! 

Russia’s war upon Ukraine should remind us that violent international conflicts not only persist, but constitute a plague upon the world. Over thousands of years, wars have brought immense suffering to people around the globe.  In addition to the widespread annihilation of human life, wars have produced vast material losses, including the destruction of homes, schools, hospitals, entire cities, the[Read More…]

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Which country will become a proxy in US-China rivalry for dominance?

Which country will become a proxy in US-China rivalry for dominance?

A very unfortunate but at the same time undeniable fact of recent history has been that in the global order which emerged after the Second World War, the rivalry between the USA and the Soviet Union played out in the form of several very destructive proxy wars. The two main rivals were heavily armed with thousands of nuclear weapons capable[Read More…]

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Not Enough Fezziwigs

Not Enough Fezziwigs

   An annual tradition, since my childhood, has been to watch the 1951 film classic A Christmas Carol starring Alastair Sim. In the film Ebenezer Scrooge, played by Sim, is taken back by the Ghost of Christmas past to review events in his life. What always brings tears to this writer’s eyes is when Scrooge sees how his former employer[Read More…]

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Reimagining Global Peace and One Humanity beyond the Lens of Human Consciousness

In all ages wicked men tried to plot Against God’s Way, but they never Succeeded and were covered with shame In ways unexpected. The righteous see good in God’s Word, and their goal is the Good Great teachers were sent to all nations, to warn against Evil And guide to the Right. The penalty for Evil comes in many unexpected[Read More…]

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What is Asymmetric Warfare?

What is Asymmetric Warfare?

At least from the very academic viewpoint, war is a condition of armed conflict between at least two sides (but, in fact, states). There are, historically, several types of warfare as conventional warfare, civil war, lightning war (blitzkrieg in German), total war, hegemonic war, liberation war, war on terrorism, etc. However, according to the used warfare technique, there is, for[Read More…]

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Patriot missles are seen at the Rzeszow-Jasionka Airport, Friday, March 25, 2022,(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Ukraine: A Pawn?

The fear of US aid to Ukraine being blocked has been averted with the roughly $1.65 trillion spending bill having been passed by the Senate and the House. The bill includes around $45 billion in aid to Ukraine’s war efforts and NATO allies. President Joe Biden was keen for its passage ahead of Christmas vacation while the Congress remains under[Read More…]

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Why Appeal of ‘Veterans for Peace’ Deserves Wide Attention and Support

Why Appeal of ‘Veterans for Peace’ Deserves Wide Attention and Support

Just before Christmas and holidays the Veterans for Peace organization has issued a call for ceasefire in the Ukraine conflict and at least a holiday truce which deserves wide attention. This statement has been signed by about 38 members, former or present office-bearers as well as a leading advisory board member. Veterans for Peace (VFP) is also an important constituent[Read More…]

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IMSD condemns the Taliban’s shutting of university gates to Muslim women

IMSD condemns the Taliban’s shutting of university gates to Muslim women

Indian Muslims for Secular Democracy (IMSD) unequivocally condemns the blatantly misogynist decree of Taliban that for all practical purposes has effectively banned women’s education in Afghanistan. Since the Taliban have taken over in 2021, girls haven’t been able to access schools. Although they promised to open girls’ school from March 23rd; the same day they revoked the order. This December[Read More…]

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Christmas Just the Right Time to Plan for A More Effective and Broad-Based Peace Movement

Christmas Just the Right Time to Plan for A More Effective and Broad-Based Peace Movement

At a time of increasing threats to world peace, a need often felt has been re-emphasized with increased urgency—our deeply troubled world should have a much stronger, much more broad-based peace movement, which works with continuity, instead of merely responding to crisis situations. Christmas may be just the right time to plan for this. To make the peace movement much[Read More…]

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NATO, EU and Future Pathways for Europe

NATO, EU and Future Pathways for Europe

The European people suffered a lot in the two world wars, and hence in the post-1945 period it was only to be expected that there would be yearning for avoiding conflict and war within Europe. To the extent that the unity of Europe in the form of the European Union (EU) is a manifestation of this yearning, this should be[Read More…]

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South Africans Are Fighting for Crumbs: A Conversation With Trade Union Leader Irvin Jim

South Africans Are Fighting for Crumbs: A Conversation With Trade Union Leader Irvin Jim

by Vijay Prashad and Zoe Alexandra In mid-December, the African National Congress (ANC) held its national conference where South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was reelected as leader of his party, which means that he will lead the ANC into the 2024 general elections. A few delegates at the Johannesburg Expo Center in Nasrec, Gauteng—where the party conference was held—shouted at Ramaphosa asking him[Read More…]

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Moscow’s Leverage in the Balkans

Moscow’s Leverage in the Balkans

Since September, Kosovo’s fragile stability that has endured since 1999, following intervention by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), has grown progressively precarious. Clashes between ethnic Serbians and Kosovo security forces saw Serbia’s military placed on high alert in November. Several high-profile Serbian officials, including President Aleksandar Vučić, announced that the Serbian military could be deployed to northern Kosovo to protect the ethnic Serbs, who make up the[Read More…]

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What is the Rules-Based Order?

What is the Rules-Based Order?

In fits of, what might well be termed, masochism, some of us now-and-then tune in to the legacy media. When doing so, one is likely to hear western-aligned politicians rhetorize ad nauseam about the linguistically vogue rules-based order. Now and then, the word “international” is also inserted: the rules-based international order. But what exactly is this rules-based order? The way[Read More…]

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Lessons Learned in the Internet’s Darkest Corners

Lessons Learned in the Internet’s Darkest Corners

We all do it. Make little snap judgments about everyday strangers as we go about our lives. Without giving it a second’s thought, we sketch minibiographies of the people we pass on the sidewalk, the guy seated across from us on the train, or the woman in line in front of us at the grocery store. We wonder: Who are[Read More…]

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Guantanamo, an emblem of inhumanity

Guantanamo, an emblem of inhumanity

Guantanamo, epitomizing torture, indefinite incarceration and gross human right violations, remains a sordid emblem of inhumanity The Presidential Military Order that enabled it was “to detain and try suspects for violation of the laws of war and other applicable laws”. The malicious dichotomy was that these individuals were detained at Guantanamo because no court had any jurisdiction there. This was[Read More…]

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Brazil’s President-elect Lula with indigenous activists at COP27    Photo: COP27 Press Pool

Ten surprisingly good things that happened in 2022

With wars raging in Ukraine, Yemen, Somalia and elsewhere, Roe v. Wade overturned and our resources being wasted on militarism instead of addressing the climate crisis, it can be hard to remember the hard-won progress being made. As we end a difficult year, let’s pause to remind ourselves of some of the positive changes that happened in 2022 that should[Read More…]

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Don’t Forget the People of Afghanistan

Don’t Forget the People of Afghanistan

An update on the hunger hot spots of the world issued by the FAO-World Food Program in September 2022 drew particular attention to the serious situation in Afghanistan. This review stated that loss of life due to hunger may be already occurring, the levels of food insecurity and ‘significant loss of life’ are likely to increase from November, as another[Read More…]

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Suing Meta in Kenya

Suing Meta in Kenya

Africa has been a continent exploited since the European scramble carved it out in lines of a draughtsman’s crude design.  Its resources have been pilfered; its peoples enslaved for reasons of trade and profit; its political conditions manipulated to favour predatory companies. A similar pattern is detectable in the digital world.  The slavers have replaced their human product with data[Read More…]

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Millions of Afghans Are Starving as US Stalls on Returning Central Bank Funds

Millions of Afghans Are Starving as US Stalls on Returning Central Bank Funds

In September, the U.S. created a foundation that was supposed to unfreeze Afghanistan’s foreign assets. Yet, interviews with trustees reveal that, in three months, no funds have been disbursed—or concrete plans made—to help the Afghan people. The Taliban seized power in Afghanistan in August 2021 and, in response, Europe, the United Arab Emirates and the United States froze the Afghan central bank’s roughly[Read More…]

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UN CBD COP’s breach of the ROP: CBD COP doesnt have a legal advisor

UN CBD COP’s breach of the ROP: CBD COP doesnt have a legal advisor

To The Secretary General United Nations   CC: The Executive Secretary CBD Secretariat Your Excellency, Greetings. The adoption of the Global Biodiversity Framework by the CBD COP15, early this week, raises issues of substance as well as serious procedural issues. The substantive issue, in short, is that while ritually repeating the triple objectives of the Convention, the GBF virtually unmakes[Read More…]

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Dennis Kucinich: A Voice of Courage and Honesty that should be Heard More Widely

Dennis Kucinich: A Voice of Courage and Honesty that should be Heard More Widely

“The truth of the matter is that we are in a heavy militarized society driven by greed, lust for profit and wars are being created just to fuel that.” The above is a very distressing, very worrisome truth about the USA of recent times that very few are willing to speak in the world’s ‘leading democracy’. However one very noteworthy[Read More…]

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Iran Punished For Treatment of Women

Iran Punished For Treatment of Women

The Islamic Republic of Iran was the first UN member ever to be expelled from the prestigious Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), tasked with protecting women’s rights and promoting gender equality. In response to Iran’s crackdown on protests, following the death of a young woman in police custody, Tehran’s four-year term on the CSW came to an end[Read More…]

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Where is Algeria Going? The last burst of the new youth

Where is Algeria Going? The last burst of the new youth

Introduction In the 1950’s, Algerian freedom fighters rose up against the French occupation, leading the way for other freedom fighters across Africa to gain independence from France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Dutch, and Great Britain . One after another starting in 1954, countries won their independence against colonial rulers but later fell under the control of their own oppressive regimes. Today[Read More…]

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How Organized Crime Plays a Key Role in the Ukrainian Conflict

How Organized Crime Plays a Key Role in the Ukrainian Conflict

On November 1, the deputy director of Finland’s National Bureau of Investigation downplayed remarks made on October 30 by an agency official, who warned of Western weapons bound for Ukraine being smuggled into Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and the Netherlands. Nonetheless, the affair generated significant attention and reflected previous concerns expressed by European authorities over Ukraine’s vulnerability to organized crime and the repercussions for the[Read More…]

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We need a world without wars and invasions

We need a world without wars and invasions

Two statements made by NATO Secretary General Jens Stolenberg on December 9 (quoted in The Telegraph, UK, next day), have attracted much attention. “I fear that the war in Ukraine will get out of control and spread into a major war between NATO and Russia.” “If things go wrong, they can go horribly wrong.” Although the NATO chief also said[Read More…]

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Americans Unhappy And Wary With Their Country’s Course, Leaders And Future

Americans Unhappy And Wary With Their Country’s Course, Leaders And Future

Most of the U.S. citizens are unhappy with the course of their country, their leaders, and the future, finds a new poll. A report by USA Today (Unhappy new year? Poll finds Americans wary of the nation’s course, its leaders and its future ahead of 2023, Dec 19, 2022, https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2022/12/18/poll-inflation-future-leaders-americans/10903538002/) said: Americans are braced for an unhappy new year. Two-thirds[Read More…]

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Qatar World Cup: A global binder

Qatar World Cup: A global binder

Every four years, the football world cup brings the world together. The euphoric bond transcends religious, ideological, political and time barriers. Messi, Mbappe, Neymar and Benzema, artists in motion, mesmerize and enthrall fans as did football greats like Pele and Maradona. At a mind-boggling 227.27 million viewers per day an estimated 5 billion people, nearly three fourth of humanity, viewed[Read More…]

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 Musk’s Ticket to Mars Can’t Come Soon Enough for Some

 Musk’s Ticket to Mars Can’t Come Soon Enough for Some

Twitter headquarters was the scene of a demonstration by union and labor activists today under the theme of “Get Your Ticket to Mars, Musk Attacks for Crushing Workers” calling for Elon Musk to depart Earth via his company Space X for the Red Planet. The trope was inspired by Musk’s own words who on numerous occasions has stated that he[Read More…]

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The Code Behind the Far Right’s Success

The Code Behind the Far Right’s Success

Arizona is ground zero for the wackiest theories and craziest political candidates. Exhibit A: Kari Lake, the Republican who ran for governor in the recent midterm elections. Though she lost in November, she’s still campaigning — on social media, in the courts, and in her own beclouded imagination. She refuses to accept that Katie Hobbs, her Democratic opponent, won by 0.6% of[Read More…]

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World’s Coal Consumption To Reach New High In 2022, Says IEA

World’s Coal Consumption To Reach New High In 2022, Says IEA

Global coal demand is set to increase only marginally in 2022 but enough to push it to an all-time high amid the energy crisis, according to a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) released on Friday. Global coal use is set to rise by 1.2% in 2022, surpassing 8 billion tonnes in a single year for the first time[Read More…]

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Salute Workers and People of Iran 

Salute Workers and People of Iran 

In Iran, the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody, believed to be beaten following her arrest by the “Morality Police” on the grounds that her hair was visible, instigated the Iranian people to flood the streets, starting with women. The demonstrations, which began with demands against the Morality Police and the compulsory headscarf, have been going on continuously[Read More…]

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The Meat Industry Has Created a False Dichotomy That Pits People Against Animals

The Meat Industry Has Created a False Dichotomy That Pits People Against Animals

 Factory farms are harmful to animals, the environment, local communities, and public health. We need a more logical and just food system. It’s a common narrative that factory farming—despite animal cruelty, environmental destruction, and human health impacts—has net positives that make it an important part of society, especially in rural America. It provides affordable meat to our populations, creates jobs in small towns,[Read More…]

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New Era of China-Saudi Ties Riles Iran

New Era of China-Saudi Ties Riles Iran

The pomp and ceremony of the recent visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to Saudi Arabia has drawn comparison with the banality and frigid atmosphere surrounding the U.S. President Joe Biden’s trip to the kingdom in July. However, the main difference is that the Saudis organized three separate regional summits for Xi—aside the bilateral summit, a second summit with 21[Read More…]

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 A Government Whose Time Has Come

 A Government Whose Time Has Come

A world government is in the making, and we desperately need one. Why? The world today is in turmoil, and our current global governance infrastructure (the UN, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), etc.) has proven itself unable to rise to the challenge, despite its best efforts. The undemocratic and ineffective UN Security Council, where five permanent members wield a[Read More…]

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Russia: From Boris Yeltsin to Vladimir Putin

Russia: From Boris Yeltsin to Vladimir Putin

After the Cold War 1.0 (1949−1989) emerged many new problems in the international arena of global politics as the circumstances concerning international relations drastically have been changed. One of the many problematic issues that have been facing both the USA and Europe (in fact, NATO and the EU) after 1989 was to find a new way of their relations with[Read More…]

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Photo: Wilson Chilo / Wayka Peru

Golpe in Peru: Castillo under arrest, people demand a constituent assembly

It finally occurred. On December 7th 2022 Peru’s ruling parliamentary dictatorship managed to bring to fruition their top priority, to oust democratically elected president Pedro Castillo Terrones. Castillo, a rural primary teacher, elected to Peru’s highest office in July 2021, from day one faced the Peruvian oligarchy’s relentless hostility. Peru’s elite is strongly entrenched in Congress and controls all key state[Read More…]

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Ukraine president Zelensky gave a video address after midnight on February 25, 2022 disclosing a Russian offer of talks

Ukraine Update: Only Ukraine Is Paying The Price Of The Conflict, Says Zelensky

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said in an interview published on Thursday: Ukraine has no choice but to fight for the 1991 borders, because the world failed to guarantee its security and Ukraine alone is paying the price of the conflict. The Economist spoke with Zelensky on December 8, but published an edited transcript only a week later. Just two days prior to[Read More…]

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UK Nurses’ Union Launches Largest Ever Strike In Its 106-year History

UK Nurses’ Union Launches Largest Ever Strike In Its 106-year History

More than 100,000 nurses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland walked off the job on Thursday in the largest strike in the 106-year history of their union, the Royal College of Nursing. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) launched the biggest strike, warning that an NHS staff exodus is “costing patients their lives.” Drivers showed support for thousands of striking[Read More…]

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The Madness of Nuclear Warfare, Alive and Well in America

The Madness of Nuclear Warfare, Alive and Well in America

Hey, cheer up because it truly is a beauty! I’m talking about this country’s latest “stealth bomber,” the B-21 Raider, just revealed by Northrop Grumman, the company that makes it, in all its glory. With its striking bat-winged shape and its ability to deliver a very big bang (as in nuclear weapons), it’s our very own “bomber of the future.” As Secretary of[Read More…]

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Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Memorial

Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting Memorial

NOVATO, CA (12-14) – On the 10th anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, activist groups around the country honored the memory of the 20 first graders ages six and seven and six adult staff members who were murdered. Since then, 89 other students across the country have been killed in twenty-two school shootings. Those who were hopeful that[Read More…]

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EU Cracks a Gentle Whip at Iran

EU Cracks a Gentle Whip at Iran

The European Union has returned to the ritual of sanctioning Iran to leverage its foreign and security policies. The highlight of the EU Foreign Affairs Council ministerial meeting in Brussels on Monday was the imposition of sanctions against Iran over a range of issues. The issues were “the unacceptable repression of the ongoing protests and the worsening human rights situation”[Read More…]

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GM Crops–How Science Has Been Suppressed To Promote Big Business Interests

GM Crops–How Science Has Been Suppressed To Promote Big Business Interests

Many eminent scientists who have examined the technology of genetically engineered (GE) or genetically modified (GM) crops have come to a clear conclusion that it is a highly hazardous and risky technology. To give just one example, eminent scientists from several countries who comprise the Independent Science Panel (ISP) have drawn this conclusion after studying various aspects of GM crops,[Read More…]

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Protesting People In Peru Demand Dissolution Of The Congress, 6 Dead

Protesting People In Peru Demand Dissolution Of The Congress, 6 Dead

People’s mobilizations in Peru continued Tuesday in many areas. The protesting people reiterated the demand for the closure of Congress, the release of former President Pedro Castillo, resignation of acting President Dina Boluarte and the holding of new elections. Citing community media, a teleSUR report said: Protests that have taken place in Peru included Plaza San Martin, downtown Lima (capital),[Read More…]

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And the winner of the World Cup is…… Qatar!

And the winner of the World Cup is…… Qatar!

Palestine won too without even playing! Since the historical decision when Qatar was awarded the FIFA hosting rights in 2010, it has constructed seven gigantic stadiums and refurbished Stadium 974, named after the country’s international dialing code. This stadium has more than normal stadium value. It is a port-side structure with more than 40,000 seats built also from recycled shipping[Read More…]

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The U.S. Egged on the Coup in Peru

The U.S. Egged on the Coup in Peru

by Vijay Prashad and José Carlos Llerena Robles On December 7, 2022, Pedro Castillo sat in his office on what would be the last day of his presidency of Peru. His lawyers went over spreadsheets that showed Castillo would triumph over a motion in Congress to remove him. This was going to be the third time that Castillo faced a challenge from[Read More…]

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It’s Sickening: Lack of Sick Pay, Leave, Insurance in the U.S.

It’s Sickening: Lack of Sick Pay, Leave, Insurance in the U.S.

Given the level of attention to the recently imposed freight rail contract that provides no, zero, acute sick days for railroad workers earning an average wage of $64,210 (before the recent 24% increase spread out over 5 years), let’s remember their huge toll of Covid-19 cases as shown in this table of infected rail workers from the Federal Railroad Administration.[Read More…]

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International Trade, Weaker Sections and Power Relations

International Trade, Weaker Sections and Power Relations

International trade has generally been examined in the context of impacts on two or more trading countries as well as the world trading system and its rules. Specific studies in terms of impacts on poor and vulnerable people have received lesser attention, even though very large numbers may be adversely affected in some contexts. Certain elites may benefit while the[Read More…]

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Messi’s Goals Are Many and Life Saving

Messi’s Goals Are Many and Life Saving

When he was a child in his hometown of Rosario, Argentina, Lionel Messi was nicknamed “La Pulga” (the flea) because of his short stature. This didn’t stop him from starting to play soccer since he was five years old. In 2004, when Kobe Bryant, the famous basketball player visited his friend Ronaldinho, considered one of the best soccer players in the[Read More…]

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The United States and White Supremacy at War with China

The United States and White Supremacy at War with China

In 1904, Jack London, the most celebrated American writer of the time, was sent as a reporter to cover the war between Russia and Japan. According to Daniel A. Métraux, editor of a collection of London’s writings on Asia (1): “London’s tenure as a journalist in Korea and Manchuria was a revelation to his worldview. As a white man he was[Read More…]

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Latha Bollapally, with her son Rajesh Goud, holds a picture of her husband, Madhu Bollapally, 43, a migrant worker who died in Qatar. Photograph: Kailash Nirmal

A Gentle Reminder

Cruelty has its own beauty, and over the course of the last one month that sublime monster has danced on the deserts of Qatar like there is no tomorrow. Oh, what a dance it has been! No matter what monolithic wall of insulation you erect, no matter what estranged island of solitary confinement you choose, no matter what saintly, supercilious[Read More…]

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The Fault Dear Brutus Part 2

The Fault Dear Brutus Part 2

  Lovers of real American history should recall the words uttered by the late, great newsman and newscaster Edward R. Murrow about Senator Joe McCarthy. During the height of the political witch hunts orchestrated and influenced by the late Senator (AKA McCarthyism) Murrow took on McCarthy with his show ‘ See It Now’. At the end of one discourse by[Read More…]

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Animal Welfare Should be An Integral Part of Farm Reform

Animal Welfare Should be An Integral Part of Farm Reform

 While need for wide-ranging reform of world farming and food system has been increasingly voiced, one relatively neglected aspect relates to improvement of animal welfare and in particular protecting animals from many-sided cruelties. While farm animals generally have better working and living conditions in family farms, as family farms are increasingly replaced by factory type of farms in the increasingly[Read More…]

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Violence against women and girls is not cultural but criminal

Violence against women and girls is not cultural but criminal

Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation around the world. It manifests itself in many forms: sexual violence, physical violence, emotional and psychological violence, harmful traditional practices, socio-economic violence, and other forms of gender-based violence. Explicit and implicit cultural legitimation for violence against women and girls has to end if we are to deliver on[Read More…]

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Mass Protests In Peru In Support Of Pedro: Demonstrators Take Over An Airport, 1 Dead

Mass Protests In Peru In Support Of Pedro: Demonstrators Take Over An Airport, 1 Dead

Protesters in the Peruvian city of Andahuaylas have seized the airport and set fire to part of the terminals, the Peruvian Corporation of Commercial Airports and Aviation (CORPAC) said. Radio Programas del Peru (RAA) has reported that one protester died during clashes with police while ten other including police officers were injured. Protests are being carried out in Lima and[Read More…]

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Exporting Pollution, Imposing Hazards

Exporting Pollution, Imposing Hazards

It is well-known that life-styles in developed and rich countries are much more burdensome for environment compared to normal life-patterns in developing countries. However due to more power and resources, the developed countries are in a position to shift the burden of this on developing countries in several ways. The World Resources Report has stated, “The OECD countries and their[Read More…]

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Execution of a Protester Intensifies Opposition to Clerical Rule in Iran

Execution of a Protester Intensifies Opposition to Clerical Rule in Iran

The uprising that began on September 16 in reaction to the death of 22-year-old Kurdish woman Mahsa Amini in police custody has been ongoing. The young generation of Iranians in schools and universities has joined the uprising to demand the end of clerical rule in Iran. The uprising has created the biggest challenge to the theocratic rule in Iran since[Read More…]

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Responding to 8 reasons for peace  of Medea Benjamin and Nick Davis

Responding to 8 reasons for peace  of Medea Benjamin and Nick Davis

As a careful observer of the Ukrainian-Russian-US/Nato war I was happy to see  Medea Benjamin and Nick Davis approaching that war in Dec.1’22 issue of Countercurrents. I noticed that the Codepink, the group led by Medea Benjamin was the first on the Left, which while acknowledging the responsibility of the US/NATO as many other leftist groups in the country for[Read More…]

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Militarism of the United States

Militarism of the United States

The U.S. government aims at global hegemony through military force https://popularresistance.org/john-pilger-the-us-is-escalating-war-tensions-with-china-in-desperate-bid-to-maintain-global-power/ https://www.transcend.org/tms/2022/11/see-867-us-military-bases-on-new-online-tool/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfowitz_Doctrine The military-industrial complex, against which President Dwight D. Eisenhiwer warned in his famous farewell address, has bipartisan support in the United States Congress and Senate. The amount of money involved is enormous. The world, as a whole, spends roughly two trillion dollars each year on armaments, and[Read More…]

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Attitude of Dominance Towards Nature Has Caused Huge Ecological Ruin

Attitude of Dominance Towards Nature Has Caused Huge Ecological Ruin

Relations of dominance among human beings have caused enormous distress. When the same attitude of dominance was directed towards nature, this resulted in large-scale ecological ruin. The tendency of looking upon nature as something to be dominated and conquered has been extremely counter-productive: it has inflicted huge destruction on environment and has greatly diminished the possibilities of humanity to benefit[Read More…]

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Xi’s Visit and the Future of the Middle East: What Does China Want from the Arabs

Xi’s Visit and the Future of the Middle East: What Does China Want from the Arabs

The problem with most Western media’s political analyses is that they generally tend to be short-sighted and focused mostly on variables that are of direct interest to Western governments. These types of analyses are now being applied to understanding official Arab attitudes towards Russia, China, global politics and conflicts. As Chinese President Xi Jinping prepares to lead a large delegation to meet[Read More…]

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Peru’s Oligarchy Overthrows President Castillo

Peru’s Oligarchy Overthrows President Castillo

June 6, 2021, was a day which shocked many in Peru’s oligarchy. Pedro Castillo Terrones, a rural schoolteacher who had never before been elected to office, won the second round of the presidential election with just over 50.13% of the vote. More than 8.8 million people voted for Castillo’s program of profound social reforms and the promise of a new[Read More…]

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Guantánamo’s First 7,627 Days

Guantánamo’s First 7,627 Days

Will America’s Forever Prison Finally Close on Biden’s Watch? As of December 8, 2022, Guantánamo Bay detention facility — a prison offshore of American justice and built for those detained in this country’s never-ending Global War on Terror — has been open for nearly 21 years (or, to be precise, 7,627 days). Thirteen years ago, I published a book, The Least[Read More…]

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Reborn Russia and Kosovo

Reborn Russia and Kosovo

A peaceful dissolution of the USSR according to the agreement between Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan in 1988 in Reykjavik brought a new dimension of global geopolitics in which up to 2008 Russia, as a legal successor state of the USSR, was playing an inferior role in global politics when an American Neocon concept of Pax Americana became the fundamental[Read More…]

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The Netherlands: Template for Ecomodernism’s Brave New World?   

The Netherlands: Template for Ecomodernism’s Brave New World?   

  Disaster capitalism and crisis narratives are currently being used to manipulate popular sentiment and push through a set of unpalatable policies that would otherwise lack sufficient political support. These policies are being promoted by wealthy interests that stand to make billions of dollars from what is being proposed. They seek to gain full control of food and how it[Read More…]

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Peruvian President Pedro Castillo Ousted And Arrested

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo Ousted And Arrested

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo has been ousted and arrested. Following the earlier police statement, the U.S. State Department issued a notice acknowledging that “Castillo is now a former president.” State representative of Peru’s Justice Ministry Daniel Soria has filed charges of a coup attempt and abuse of power against impeached President Pedro Castillo with the Prosecutor General’s Office, the ministry[Read More…]

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Cleaning up Twitter Just Got Harder for Elon!

Cleaning up Twitter Just Got Harder for Elon!

“The World’s Richest Person” bad boy Elon Musk just can’t seem to stay out of the news or trouble. Instead of cleaning up Twitter as he promised, all he has managed to do is create one mess after another. After firing around half the former work force of 7,500 people at the social media company and opening the tap to[Read More…]

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U.S. Internationalizes Iran’s Unrest

U.S. Internationalizes Iran’s Unrest

The ongoing unrest in Iran since mid-September following the death of a Kurdish woman in police custody shows no signs of abating as of now. The unrest has drawn support from all social strata and assumed anti-government overtones. The efficacy of suppressing the unrest is doubtful. Iran is entering a period of turmoil. Indeed, the government faces no imminent threat[Read More…]

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Good Strikes, Bad Strikes and Double Standards of British Prime Minister

Good Strikes, Bad Strikes and Double Standards of British Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak’s electoral victory within the Conservative Party and his entry into the 10 Downing Street as the PM of United Kingdom is celebrated across the political and ideological isles as a case for post racial Britain. It is a historic moment in the political and national life of Britain. The politically correct under-carpet racists celebrated it as a sign of diversity[Read More…]

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The Art of Selling and Repudiating Hate in America

The Art of Selling and Repudiating Hate in America

by Rev. Graylan Scott Hagler and Ariel Gold  We don’t know what dishes were served at the dinner Trump hosted last month for Ye (aka Kanye West) and Nick Fuentes, but the meal has given much of the country indigestion. Real or feigned, following Trump’s dining with Fuentes, who describes himself as being “just like Hitler” and diminishes Jim Crow,[Read More…]

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Peace or War:  To be Optimistic or Pessimistic about the Future of Humanity

Peace or War:  To be Optimistic or Pessimistic about the Future of Humanity

“Pity the nation whose people are sheep And whose shepherds mislead them Pity the nation whose leaders are liars Whose sages are silenced And whose bigots haunt the airwaves Pity the nation that raises not its voice Except to praise conquerors And acclaim the bully as hero And aims to rule the world By force and by torture… Pity the[Read More…]

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Ukraine-Crisis: Diplomatic Ethics Being Ignored! 

Ukraine-Crisis: Diplomatic Ethics Being Ignored! 

Ukraine-crisis may be viewed as another example of the degree to which United States can push diplomatic ethics to side-lines against priorities which define its own interests. Of the others, Washington’s approach towards Afghanistan is a fairly recent example and the most striking is probably the hype raised about democratic revolution in the name of “Arab Spring” which reduced to[Read More…]

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Apartheid Israel, Genocidally Racist Zionism & Key Existential Nuclear, Poverty & Climate Threats

Apartheid Israel, Genocidally Racist Zionism & Key Existential Nuclear, Poverty & Climate Threats

The 8,000 million people in the world today are acutely and existentially threatened by nuclear weapons, deadly poverty and ever worsening man-made climate change. Yet as set out below, nuclear terrorist, genocidally racist,  climate criminal and racist Zionist Apartheid  Israel, ruled by a mere 6.8 million racist Zionists, is hugely and disproportionately involved in  these 3 key existential threats to[Read More…]

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Police Killer Robots in SF are on Temporary Hold

Police Killer Robots in SF are on Temporary Hold

  WASHINGTON (12-06) – Feeling pressure from a massive public outcry over the use of remote-controlled lethally armed police robots, the Board of Supervisors today voted 8-3 not to move forward at this time in approving a proposal for their deployment. The board instead voted to send the proposal back to the rules committee for further study meaning that conceivably[Read More…]

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Sanctions Batter Russia as the Kremlin Attempts to Overcome Them