Freedom Rider: No Chemical Attacks in Syria

by Margaret Kimberley, Published on Black Agenda Report, May 29, 2019 The corporate media is concealing a leaked UN agency report that shows Syrian government innocence in an alleged chemical attack. “Americans have been fed a steady diet of ‘Assad the butcher’ and any counter narrative is disappeared.” The corporate media march in lock step with the United States and[…]

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“Truth ultimately is all we have:” Julian Assange appeals for public support

By Oscar Grenfell, from World Socialist Website, 25 May 2019 In his first publicly-released comments to supporters since his arrest, WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange has detailed the repressive conditions he faces in Britain’s Belmarsh prison and called for a campaign against his threatened extradition to the United States. “I am defenceless and am counting on you and others[…]

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Distorting ‘Democracy’ in Venezuela Coverage

Featured image: Depiction of Juan Guaidó in The Atlantic (5/1/19). (photo: Fernando Llano/AP) by Gregory Shupak, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, May 20, 2019  – Writing of the failed US-sponsored coup attempt in Venezuela on April 30, Uri Friedman of The Atlantic (5/1/19) referred to the Venezuelan branch of the coup as Juan “Guaidó’s pro-democracy movement.” The logical[…]

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Assange Is Not a Journalist (If Journalists Are Ass-Kissing Propagandists for the Ruling Class)

By Ann Garrison, Published on Black Agenda Report, May 8, 2019 Saying Assange not a journalist is like saying Darwin wasn’t a biologist, Einstein wasn’t a physicist and LeBron James can’t play basketball. “Assange is a genius who looked at global injustice with the mind of a systems analyst, then founded Wikileaks and the transparency movement.” High profile journalists have been[…]

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Ilhan Omar: Anti-Zionist Comments Smeared as Anti-Semitic

By Jeff Mackler and Bruce Lesnick, from Socialist Action,  April 2, 2019 In a new campaign reminiscent of the McCarthy era witch-hunt, politicians and media pundits have taken to smearing pro-Palestinian, pro-BDS activists as anti-Semitic. Singled out for special attention are those, like Somali-born Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Palestinian-American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who happen to be people of color.[…]

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The U.S.’ Refusal of Entry to Arnold August Is a Dangerous Precedent for All Activists

by Alison Bodine, Published on Council on Hemispheric Affairs, March 29, 2019 On March 16, 2019, more than 1000 activists from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, DC for the “U.S Hands Off Venezuela!” demonstration.  However, Canadian journalist Arnold August was not one of them – earlier in the day he was unjustly denied entry into the United States at[…]

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Venezuela: US Imperialism Is Based On Lies And Threats

by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Published on Popular Resistance, March 17, 2019 We are completing what became more than a week-long peace delegation to Venezuela organized by the US Peace Council and the Committee for International Solidarity in Venezuela (COSI). The trip was complicated by American Airlines cancelling all flights in and out of the country, leaving us scrambling[…]

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Chelsea Manning Meets Russiagate

Collage: Caricature of Robert Mueller by Don Keyhotey (Flikr), Photos of Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange from WikiMedia Commons by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, March 13, 2019 Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is jailed for refusing to testify against Julian Assange, whose confinement in Ecuador’s London embassy puts the lie to much of the Russiagate fantasy. “No journalist will[…]

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