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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Pelosi Sabotages Medicare for All but Corporate Media Pretend Not To Notice

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, February 14, 2019 When the top Democrat secretly plots to subvert a proposal supported by the vast majority of her party, that’s supposed to be news — unless the corporate media decide otherwise. “The plutocrat-owned press is protecting Pelosi from the extreme embarrassment.” Thanks to Bernie Sanders’ presidential bid in 2016, his[…]

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Marie Colvin, Homs and Media Falsehoods about Syria

Photo: People attend a memorial service for Sunday Times writer Marie Colvin at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in London, May 16, 2012. Lefteris Pitarakis | AP by Rick Sterling, published on MintPress News,  January 21, 2019 In April 2014 I was part of an international delegation which visited Syria for five days. The delegates came from many different countries. Among the[…]

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How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

Image above: Screenshot from Newsguard website with editor comment overlayed. by Whitney Web, from MintPress News, January 9, 2019 MINNEAPOLIS — Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter[…]

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The Movement to Suppress and Impoverish Critics of Israel is Racist

Photo: Melbourne Protest, Zionist Criminals End the Holocaust in Palestine, John Englart, January 4, 2009 by Paul Larudee, from Dissident Voice,December 11, 2018 Marc Lamont Hill, Tim Anderson, Steven Salaita, Rabab Abdulhadi, Hatem Bazian, Ahlam Muhtasib, Norman Finkelstein and other academics have all been targets of the movement to silence their criticisms of Israel and their defense of Palestinians. This[…]

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