On the Liberation of Yarmouk Refugee Camp

On Tuesday, the Al-Eis crossing in the southern Aleppo countryside witnessed the entry of Hayyat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) militants from the Yarmouk camp in Damascus to the countryside of Idlib as part of recently-reached agreement with the government. ~ AlAlam by Ken Stone of Syria Solidarity Movement The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), allied Palestinian militias, and the government of Syria[…]

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How Capitalism Fails

A lecture by Yanis Varoufakis, in Cambridge Massachusetts, May 2018 Yanis Varoufakis was the Greek Minister of Finance with the Syriza party government, who resigned after 6 months.   The Syriza Party proclaimed itself ready to make radical changes necessary to restore Greek sovereignty and economic stability.  In 2015, when the Syriza government held a referendum on leaving the EU,[…]

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Venezuela Defeats US In Election

Above: Graffiti depicting late Venezuelan President (1999-2013) Hugo Chavez (L), South American independence hero, the liberator, Simon Bolivar (C) and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Getty Images. by Kevin Zeese, originally published on Popular Resistance Upon returning to the United States from Venezuela and reading the terrible media reporting of the election, it was evident that the people of the[…]

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U.S. Planning for Remote Warfare

by Matthew Hoh, edited by Nick Mottern, published on KnowDrones ~ My concern is where the US military presence is headed in the Greater Middle East, and Muslim world: Less footprint, greater use of remote or standoff (U.S.- based) attack measures, satellite/space based resources and the use of proxy forces to do the killing and destruction. ~ Major bases such[…]

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Black Support for the Police State

by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Black Agenda Report, May 18, 2018 “If having black faces in high and not so high places doesn’t save our lives why should we support them at all?” The worst hate group in the United States is not the Ku Klux Klan or any self-proclaimed alt-right group. The most racist, vicious, and deadly menace[…]

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How Durham, NC became the first U.S. city to ban police exchanges with Israel

Manal Sidawi of the Muslim American Public Affairs Council reads a prayer during a rally in support of Demilitarize Durham2Palestine’s proposed resolution banning police exchanges between Durham Police and Israel outside Durham City Hall on April 16. The resolution later passed 6-0, making Durham the first city in the country to ban the practice. (Photo: Sammy Hanf) by Zaina Alsous[…]

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Google, drone murder and the military-intelligence-censorship complex

by Andre Damon, originally published on the World Socialist Website, May 19, 2018 The publication of this week’s open letter by leading academics protesting Google’s role in the military’s drone assassination program exposes the close partnership between the major technology giants and the US military/intelligence complex. The letter, now signed by nearly 1,000 academics, declares that “Google has moved into[…]

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