EPA Grants Oklahoma Control Over Sovereign Tribal Lands

By Brett Wilkins, published on Common Dreams, October 5, 2020 In a little-noticed development last week that drew ire after being reported Monday, the Trump administration’s EPA granted the state of Oklahoma wide-ranging environmental regulatory control on nearly all tribal lands in the state, stripping dozens of tribes of their sovereignty over critical environmental issues. The Young Turks which first reported[…]

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Stephen Cohen Has Died: Remember His Urgent Warnings Against The New Cold War

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on Medium.com, September 19, 2020 Stephen F Cohen, the renowned American scholar on Russia and leading authority on US-Russian relations, has died of lung cancer at the age of 81. As one of the precious few western voices of sanity on the subject of Russia while everyone else has been frantically flushing their brains down the toilet, this is a[…]

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A Deep Cut on Lebanon

by Jeremy Salt, published on the American Herald Tribune, August 11, 2020 In the old days there was no more charming city in the eastern Mediterranean than Beirut.  Set on a maritime plain with the mountains rising dramatically behind it, the scenery was magnificent, the culture charming, the people hospitable and the city rich in history. Unfortunately, however, Lebanon’s prime[…]

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A Coronavirus Lament by Guantánamo Prisoner Asadullah Haroon Gul

By Andy Worthington, published on CloseGuantanamo.org, April 4, 2020 Most of us don’t think too much about Guantanamo any more.  Yes, this article is a little out of date.  The most recent writing by Haroon Gul, who is currently on a hunger strike, is a recitation of despair with suicidal undertones.  I thought you would better understand where he started.[…]

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10 Reasons Why Defunding the Police Should Lead to Defunding War

by Medea Benjamin & Zoltán Grossman, published on Consortium News, July 15, 2020 Since George Floyd was murdered, we have seen an increasing convergence of the “war at home” against black and brown people with the “wars abroad” that the U.S. has waged against people in other countries. Army and National Guard troops have been deployed in U.S. cities, as[…]

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US Declares a Vaccine War on the World

by Prabir Purkayastha, published on Asia Times, May 27, 2020 Donald Trump launched a new vaccine war this month, but not against the virus. It was against the world. The United States and the UK were the only two holdouts in the World Health Assembly from the declaration that vaccines and medicines for Covid-19 should be available as public goods, and not under exclusive patent[…]

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UNAC Statement on US Threat to Iranian Aid to Venezuela

The United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) denounces any attempts by the US to stop shipments of Iranian fuel to Venezuela. Last week, an Iran-flagged tanker passed the Suez Canal, reportedly bound for Venezuela with a shipment of refined fuel. Despite having the largest proven oil reserves in the world, Venezuela’s refining capacity has been damaged by the US embargo, greatly[…]

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The State of Global Affairs

by Black Alliance for Peace, May 18, 2020 Let us give you a rundown of the current global state of affairs: The Trump Administration recently undermined a United Nations proposal for a global ceasefire to confront the ravages of COVID-19 and threatened the International Criminal Court if it investigates Israel’s crimes against humanity. Meanwhile, Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s presumptive[…]

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