War in Syria / U.S., a Wounded Predator, Spreads Chaos in Middle East

US forces wearing YPG patches (AP) By Sara Flounders U.S. imperialism’s deteriorating position in the Middle East was confirmed on Jan. 17, by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s bold assertion for U.S. plans in Syria. The arrogant statement was followed, within hours, by almost immediate backpedaling. Tillerson’s talk at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University confirmed that the only hope[…]

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The Invisibility of Poverty in Puerto Rico

by Oscar Oliver-Didier, originally published on CounterPunch It has been more than two months since Hurricane María, a catastrophic category four hurricane, took a heavy toll on Puerto Rico’s infrastructure and dismally affected its local residents. People in the mainland saw pictures and videos of entire communities being physically disconnected due to bridges collapsing and roads being covered with debris.[…]

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NY Daily News, Ammar Al Baluchi, 9/11 Trial at Guantanamo

The Remarkable Al-Baluchi Conferences

Steve Downs is former Executive Director of  the National Coalition to Protect Civil Freedoms On September 13 and 14, 2017, Kathy Manley and I attended a remarkable conference on Washington organized by the Military Legal Defense team for prisoners at Guantanamo, and various civil rights organizations including our organization National Coalition To Protect Civil Freedoms (NCPCF); George Washington Law School;[…]

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AFRICOM is the Question

Originally posted on Black Agenda Report and Freedom Rider Blog The desire to be affirmed by American society has dangerous consequences for black people. This pernicious dynamic creates the inclination to worship any black face in a high place or to defend questionable activity. The death of special forces Sergeant La David Johnson in Niger is a case in point.[…]

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In this Sept. 18, 2013 photo, Muslim children learn the Quran by rote at Rohingya Village Madrassa in The’ Chaung Village on the outskirts of Sittwe in Rakhine state, Myanmar. A year after Buddhist mobs forced almost all members of the minority Rohingya Muslim community from Sittwe, creating a state-sanctioned sectarian divide, thousands of children while away their long, empty days in dusty displacement camps. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Why U.S. and Saudi Arabia back Rohingya in Myanmar

By Sara Flounders posted on October 10, 2017 on Workers World Demonstrations, protests and online petitions have appeared worldwide to defend the struggle of the Rohingya people who have been driven from Myanmar into exile. What is of concern is that political forces with no history of or interest in defending the rights of these oppressed people, including the U.S. and Saudi regimes,[…]

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