The Deal that Lurks Behind the Calm

A family warms themselves on a fire outside their makeshift home during a power cut in Khan Younis, southern Gaza. Khalil Hamra | AP  US, Israel Seek to Exploit Palestinian Divisions and Create More of Them by Hisham H. Ahmed, Ph.D, originally published on MintPress News, September 12, 2018 OCCUPIED PALESTINE — (Analysis) This article is not written to support[…]

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On the Brink with Russia in Syria Again, 5 Years Later

White Helmet activists in Khan Sheikhoun made a video of themselves collecting evidence at the site of the execution of the supposed sarin gas attack.  It is notable that they are not wearing adequate protective gear. By Ray McGovern, originally published on Consortium News, September 12, 2018 he New York Times, on September 11, 2013, accommodated Russian President Vladimir V.[…]

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Seventeen years after 9/11: From “war on terror” to “great power conflict”

by Andre Damon, published on World Socialist Website, September 12, 2018 Seventeen years after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks—which became the official pretense for the “war on terror” and a series of bloody conflicts that cost the lives of at least one million people—Washington is on the verge of launching a massive new military offensive in Syria in defense[…]

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World Scholars, Artists, Activists Call for Demilitarization of Okinawa

080821-N-0529C-004 OKINAWA, Japan (Aug. 21, 2008) – Two CH46 helicopters transport Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 (NMCB 133) to a bombing range off the coast of Okinawa. On August 21, 2008, a survey team performed a site visit to this remote location. NMCB 133 will take the results of this survey and generate a plan to make the[…]

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Argentina: Neoliberal Disaster

Image from TeleSUR: Argentine Labor Strikes Increase by 30% Amid Macri’s Mismanagement Source: La Jornada, translation Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau, September 1, 2018 Argentina is in one of the worst times of its history so far this year the peso has depreciated 53% of its value to the dollar. In a desperate attempt to stop capital flight, the interest[…]

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Disability groups reject racist Georgia voter suppression

Image from North Carolina campaign against voter suppression in 2016. By NY Disabilities Bureau of Workers World Party posted on Workers World,  September 10, 2018 A proposal by the Randolph County, Georgia, Board of Elections to close seven out of nine polling places in one stroke before the November election has been defeated. The board’s rationale for its vote-suppressing plan[…]

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We Can Beat the Climate Destroyers

By Bruce Lesnick, originally published on Socialist Action, September 7, 2018 Humanity faces a multi-faceted crisis. Endless wars of imperial aggression, both overt and covert—from Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Afghanistan to Yemen, Palestine, and Central and South America. These conflagrations compel those at the bottom of the economic pyramid to fight and die to protect the wealth and privileges of[…]

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How Do Weapons Makers Sleep at Night?

by David Swanson, published on Let’s Try Democracy, September 11, 2018 A new report by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas Davies “focuses on the five largest U.S. arms manufacturers — Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics — and their dealings with three repressive nations: Saudi Arabia, Israel and Egypt.” This may prove to be a very valuable approach.[…]

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We Can No Longer Afford a Fossil Fuel Economy

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Countercurrents, September 8, 2018 The Global #RiseForClimate actions are just one example of many that the climate justice movement is building the power needed to transform the economy and put in place policies to confront climate change.  The ingredients exist for the climate justice movement to rapidly succeed. A challenge is not knowing how much[…]

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