Free Julian Assange! Defend Freedom of the Press!

By Bruce Lesnick, Published on Socialist Action, August 5, 2019 On April 11, the Ecuadorian government revoked asylum protection for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. Within minutes, British gendarmes entered the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, arrested Assange, and seized his computers, documents, and other materials. He is now being held in London’s Belmarsh prison for bail violation. That spurious charge stems[…]

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We Are Not Fooled By The Hong Kong Protests

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance, August 24, 2019 Update: Protests continued in Hong Kong this weekend. The protesters returned to the use of violence and the police responded. The South China Morning Post reported: “In a now familiar pattern, the protesters threw bricks, petrol bombs, corrosive liquid and other projectiles at the police, who responded with tear[…]

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Criminal Embargoes: Venezuela and Iran in the Crosshairs of Murderers Inc.

By Peter Koenig, Published on Global Research, August 10, 2019 Imagine just for a moment, the World would stand up in unison, sick and tired of the aggressive killer arrogance of the United States and her vassals – and their joint war-force called NATO – and this World, our World, what’s left of it when you deduct Washington and its[…]

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National Geographic Film About Syria Exposed as Political Propaganda

Steven Sahiounie, Published on Middle East observer, August 19, 2019 It has been six years since Manar Nakour’s brother died August 17, 2013, in Marmarita, Syria.  The hurt, loss, and shock came flooding back when he saw the National Geographic Documentary Films’ Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS, by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and best-selling[…]

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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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