Sam Husseini: The Entire US Establishment Helped Lie Their Way into the Iraq War

by Slava Zilber, published in the American Herald Tribune, October 14, 2019 Slava Zilber: Sam Husseini is a senior analyst with the Institute for Public Accuracy, independent journalist and contributor to The Nation and FAIR. Sam, three years ago, you appeared on Talk Nation Radio with David Swanson and spoke about the case of the GCHQ whistleblower Katharine Gun. You pointed out that[…]

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Ecuadoran President Retreats, then Arrests Political Leaders

By Michael Otto and Zoila Ramirez posted on Workers World, October 15, 2019 Oct. 14 — Eleven days of massive protest, especially by Indigenous communities marching all over Ecuador, forced President Lenín Moreno to repeal his Oct. 1 Decree #883 ending fuel subsidies. Increased fuel costs also mean higher prices for food, public transportation and much more, so this step[…]

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U.S. Peace Council Statement on Turkish Incursion into Syria

from the Executive Committee of the U.S. Peace Council, October 14, 2019 The U.S. Peace Council strongly condemns the illegal incursion of the Turkish forces into Syria with the approval of the Trump Administration and in direct violation of the United Nation’s Charter and international law. Immediately after Turkish incursion, the US war establishment, Republican and Democrat alike, went on[…]

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Ecuador: Moreno’s Government Sacrifices The Poor To Satisfy The IMF

By Wilma Salgado, Council on Hemispheric Affairs. October 13, 2019 Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has been cutting government spending since signing an Extended Fund Facility (EFF) agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in February of this year. This policy has benefited multinational corporations, the banks, and in general, powerful economic groups at the expense of the middle and working classes,[…]

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South Korea’s GSOMIA Withdrawal Opens the Door to a New Peace Paradigm in East Asia

By Jeremiah Kim, published on ZoomInKorea.com, September 3, 2003 For nearly a century, Japan posed the greatest threat to the security of Korea and most of Asia through its agenda of aggressive militarism and Western-style imperialism; today, that distinction belongs primarily to the United States. Yet the casual newsreader wouldn’t know this from the unanimous outcry that has poured out[…]

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Venezuela’s CITGO in Danger as Maduro Seeks Debt Renegotiation

From Venezuelanalysis.com, October 2, 2019 Edited and with additional reporting by Lucas Koerner from Philadelphia. Caracas – A US court has ruled that Canadian mining giant Crystallex can move forward in seizing assets from Venezuelan oil subsidiary CITGO. The World Bank’s international arbitration tribunal awarded Crystallex US $1.4 billion in compensation for the 2008 nationalization of Las Cristinas gold mine[…]

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The Conviction of Amber Guyger and Fear of a ‘Racial Powder Keg’

By Makasi Motema posted on Workers World, October 8, 2019 Five years after the murder of Michael Brown, the people have achieved an apparent victory: the indictment, conviction and impending imprisonment of a white police officer for the murder of an unarmed Black man. Botham Jean, 26 years old, was gunned down in his own apartment in Dallas, Texas, by[…]

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