On Eve of Trial Judge Limits Plowshares’ Seven Defense

The Plowshares 7 are a group of peace activists have been jailed since April 4, 2018 for civil resistance to the US Nuclear Weapons program.   They entered the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia  to protest U.S. nuclear weapons on April 4, 2018,  the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination. Armed with hammers, crime scene tape and baby[…]

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US Has Backed 21 of the 28 ‘Crazy’ Militias Leading Turkey’s Brutal Invasion of Northern Syria

By Max Blumenthal, Published on The Grayzone, October 16, 2019 Former and current US officials have slammed the Turkish mercenary force of “Arab militias” for executing and beheading Kurds in northern Syria. New data from Turkey reveals that almost all of these militias were armed and trained in the past by the CIA and Pentagon. Footage showing members of Turkey’s[…]

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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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