The Chinese Uyghur Dark Legend and Washington’s Campaign to Counter Chinese Economic Rivalry

by Stephen Gowans, published on What’s Left, October 25, 2020 Dig below the surface of the allegations that Beijing is abusing its Muslim population, and you won’t find concentration camps and genocide, but a US-led effort to create a Chinese dark legend. The roots of the demonization campaign are to be found in Washington’s desire to counter China’s challenge to[…]

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Challenges For Social Movements Now That Trump Has Been Defeated

by Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, November 9, 2020 Change doesn’t come from the top, especially within a manipulated ‘democracy’ as exists in the United States. When social transformation occurs, it follows years of educating, organizing and mobilizing at the grassroots. Elected leaders who represent that transformation ride on a wave created by social movements, not the other way[…]

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Amazon Bans Book Exposing U.S. COVID Chaos–a Commentary

by Sara Flounders, published on the International Action Center Website, November 2, 2020 A decision by the Amazon company to block a book focused on a scientific and cooperative approach to COVID-19 amounts to corporate information control operating at a new intensity. This censorship occurs while almost every form of U.S. media permits and promotes racist, unscientific and thoroughly confusing[…]

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Eyewitness To The Agony Of Julian Assange

by John Pilger, published on  JohnPilger.com, October 2, 2020 John Pilger has watched Julian Assange’s extradition trial from the public gallery at London’s Old Bailey. He spoke with Timothy Erik Ström of Arena magazine, Australia: Q: Having watched Julian Assange’s trial first-hand, can you describe the prevailing atmosphere in the court? The prevailing atmosphere has been shocking. I say that[…]

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ASSANGE EXTRADITION: Assange Hearing—Day 8

This is a rather long, but very descriptive account of one day in the ongoing extradition trial of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange.   It  is important to keep some awareness of this critically important test of our first amendment rights and international law (the Extradition Treaty between the US and the UK does not allow extradition for political reasons) as well[…]

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Franco-American Designs on Lebanon, A Post-Catastrophe Update

by As’ad AbuKhalil, published on Consortium News, September 13, 2020 Lebanon moves from one catastrophe to another; as if the blast at Beirut airport last month wasn’t enough. There was another fire there this week at Beirut port, an area that was subjected in August to government emergency laws. Those emergency laws put the Army command in charge of the[…]

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Protests in US Against Children’s Book ‘P is for Palestine’

Posted on Middle East Monitor, October 25, 2019  This is and older report which only now came to my attention.  I think it is worth sharing.  Recently, a Palestinian American friend who lives in a largely Arab immigrant community showed me what local teenagers (working at home due to COVID) are learning about Palestine and Israel in school.  She was[…]

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