Protest and Corporate Media

by Margaret Kimberley, Published on Black Agenda Report, August 21, 2019 The corporate media are steadfast partners with the United States government and faithfully follow the party line on foreign policy issues. “The networks and the newspapers can seldom be believed.” Corporate media always let us know who is in with the in-crowd and who is on the outs with[…]

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Jobs, the Environment, and a Planet in Crisis

by Aviva Chomsky, Published on Consortium News, August 22, 2019               (from TomDispatch, August 6, 2019) When it comes to heat, extreme weather, wildfires, and melting glaciers, the planet is now in what the media increasingly refers to as “record” territory, as climate change’s momentum outpaces predictions. In such a situation, in a country whose president and administration seem hell-bent on doing everything[…]

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Self Determination for Kashmir

By Ruwan Munasinghe, published in Socialist Action, August 8, 2019 Late on Sunday, Aug. 4, with hardly a notice, India moved tens of thousands of troops into what is already the most militarized region on the planet. In Indian-administered Kashmir, politicians, especially opposition leaders (but even some loyal to India), were placed under house arrest. Internet and landline service have been[…]

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The New Cold War Against China

By Fred Goldstein posted to Workers World on August 14, 2019 During the Cold War and the struggle that put the USSR and China on one side and imperialism, headed by Washington, on the other, revolutionaries used to characterize the conflict as a class war between two irreconcilable social systems. On one side was the socialist camp, based upon socialized[…]

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Criminal War Propaganda Directed against Iraq and Syria

by Mark Taliano, published on Global Research, August 19, 2019 When we play their game, we will always lose, and they will always win. “They” are the largely unelected “Permanent State”, sometimes called the “Deep State”. “They” are the publicly bailed-out transnational, corporate monopolies and their political fronts that destroy domestic and foreign economies with their supranational “trade” agreements, their[…]

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FBI Ranks Black Activists a Bigger Threat than Al Qaeda

from Telesur English, August 15, 2019 In 2017, the term “Black Identity Extremists” was introduced as a designation to single out Black people who are protesting police brutality. Leaked documents from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation show that so-called “black identity extremists,” animal rights, environmental and anti-authority activists are ranked at the top of the agency’s counter terrorism[…]

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Manufacturing Normality

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on Medium.com, August 13, 2019 If people could see the world with fresh eyes, as though they were viewing it for the very first time, they would suddenly find themselves smashed between two equally strong yet wildly different experiences. On the one hand, they would experience breathless awe at the thunderous beauty of everything that exists.[…]

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The World Is Uniting For International Law, Against US Empire

by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, published on Popular Resistance, August 11,  2019 “We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures.“ That is not Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Russia, or China talking about the most recent unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against Venezuela, i.e. economic sanctions that have become an economic blockade, but the European Union. Even allies[…]

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What’s behind Hong Kong protests?

By Sara Flounders , published on International Action Center, August 16, 2019 The demonstrations in Hong Kong, now an open confrontation with the People’s Republic of China, have a global impact. What are the forces behind this movement? What provides the funds and who stands to benefit? The increasingly violent demonstrations in Hong Kong are completely embraced and enthusiastically supported[…]

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