The West is Failing Julian Assange

by Stefania Maurizi, for Consortium News, November 6, 2018 October Let’s start with the cat. You never would have thought one of these beloved felines would play a crucial role in the Julian Assange case, would you? And yet look at the latest press coverage. The mainstream media’s headlines weren’t about a man who has been confined to a tiny building in[…]

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UNGA Overwhelmingly Votes Against Cuba Blockade, All US Amendments Defeated

Image:  Billboard in Havana, Cuba that reads in Spanish: “Blockade, the longest genocide in history.” Nov. 1, 2018 | Photo: Reuters TeleSUR reported the following on November 1, 2018. Israel and the United States were once again the only two countries to vote in favor of the brutal economic blockade against Cuba. United Nations member states voted 189 to 2[…]

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End the Wars at Home and Abroad Panel Discussion

The continuous and never-ending wars abroad have contributed to the militarization of the U.S. borders, communities and the entire country. Important reforms that have been fought for by generations of activists are under attack by both major political parties. It is by understanding we have a common enemy that we can build a mass movement to fight back. Editor: This[…]

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A Non-aligned Unified Korea is the Best Outcome Washington can Hope for

By Hyun Lee, from ZoomInKorea, August 29, 2018 Even after President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un agreed to establish “new US-DPRK relations” in Singapore on June 12, Washington seems in denial that the summit ever took place. The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed into law this month, says the “complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the[…]

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Loyal Citizens of Pyongyang in Seoul

by David Yun, Published on ZoomInKorea, October 18, 2018 A new documentary by UCLA undergraduate student David Yun challenges the dominant narrative on North Korea’s “defectors.” Based on interviews with a human rights attorney and North Koreans living in Seoul, this short film interrogates the reliability of defector testimony as accurate depictions of life in North Korea. Editor: Truly a[…]

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The Migrant Caravan and U.S. Policy

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report: Freedom Rider Blog, October 24, 2018 Washington blames “socialism” when Venezuelans flee their country’s US-created economic crisis, but defame Honduran refugees fleeing the misery created by the US in that country. “The United States must stop interfering in other nations and end its subversion of other countries’ democratic processes.” There are an[…]

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The Con of Diversity (Video)

Chris Hedges and Glen Ford, from On Contact, October 27, 2018 Glen Ford, executive editor, Black Agenda Report, talks to Chris Hedges about the history of affirmative action, reparations, and the con of diversity in America. In 1977,Glen Ford co-launched, produced and hosted “America’s Black Forum” (ABF), the first nationally syndicated Black news interview program on commercial television.  Ford co-founded[…]

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Julian Assange Should Be Thanked – Not Smeared – for Wikileaks’ Service to Journalism

Photo: Free Assange protest at UK embassy in Washington, DC, June 19, 2018.   ~Popular Resistance by Mark Curtis, published on Middle East Eye, October 21, 2018 Twelve years ago this month, WikiLeaks began publishing government secrets that the world public might otherwise never have known. What it has revealed about state duplicity, human rights abuses and corruption goes beyond anything[…]

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