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ICJ Orders Israel to ‘Immediately Halt Its Military Offensive’ in Rafah

by Sam Husseini, published on the Institute for Public Accuracy,  May 24, 2023 UN whistleblower Craig Mokhiber just posted on X: “BREAKING: The #ICJ has just ruled in favor of additional provisional measures in the Genocide case against Israel, ordering Israel to immediately halt its military offensive and other activities in Rafah and to allow aid and genocide investigators in.”[…]

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U.S. rejects China’s Proposal to Ban First Use of Nuclear Weapons

by John Wojcik, Mark Gruenberg and Ben Chacko, published on People’s World, May 16, 2024, The U.S. has dismissed Chinese calls for a no-first-use treaty between nuclear weapons states, saying it has questions about China’s “sincerity.” The outright dismissal of China’s proposal followed a major speech in which Biden announced radical tariffs of up to 100 percent, on steel imports[…]

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Germany Buries the Evidence of Complicity in Genocide; Nicaragua Exposes It

by John Perry, published on AFGJ:NicaNotes, April 25, 2024 Nicaragua’s complaint at the ICJ against Germany for complicity in Genocide is a constructive follow-on to the earlier case brought by South Africa against Israel for committing Genocide in Palestine.  Neither will have a final resolution any time soon, but when the time comes, Germany will be on the docket with[…]

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How the Campaign to Free Venezuelan Political Prisoner Alex Saab Succeeded

by Roger D. Harris, published on Dissident Voice, December 21, 2023 Alex Saab was freed from US captivity in what Venezuelan Prof. Maria Victor Paez described as “a triumph of Venezuelan diplomacy.” The diplomat had been imprisoned for trying to bring humanitarian supplies to Venezuela in legal international trade but in circumvention of Washington’s illegal economic coercive measures, also known[…]

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Kissinger And the Class He Served

by John Catalinoto, published on Workers World, December 5, 2023 When a leading political figure of U.S. imperialism, someone hated by hundreds of millions of people, if not billions, dies — as Henry Kissinger did last week — writing an analysis of their role presents a challenge. This challenge does not regard repeating the details of this individual’s life. It’s[…]

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Is CIA Director Bill Burns a Biden Yes-Man, a Putin Apologist or a Peacemaker?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, September 5, 2023 Seems like at minimum, William Burns is a potential peace maker.  Perhaps the movement should reach out to him and explore possibilities.  [jb] Lost in a chaotic hall of mirrors of its own creation, the CIA has generally failed in its one and only legitimate task, to provide U.S.[…]

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US-Backed Roll of the Dice Leaves Ukraine in Worse Crisis

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, August 16, 2023 Based on Biden’s own definition of U.S. war aims, his policy is failing, and it is hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian soldiers, not Americans, who are paying the price. President Biden wrote in the New York Times in June 2022 that the United States was arming Ukraine to “fight[…]

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Ukraine Stays With the West But Russia is Winning and Has the Receipts

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, June 21, 2023 A delegation of African leaders travelled to Ukraine and Russia to help broker peace. But the collective west insists on prolonging the conflict. The war in Ukraine grinds on and the Ukrainian army is being destroyed by Russia with great loss of life. One would think that Ukraine would[…]

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The Tragic U.S. Choice to Prioritize War Over Peacemaking

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, April 3, 2023 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God. – Matthew 5:9 In a brilliant Op-Ed published in the New York Times, the Quincy Institute’s Trita Parsi explained how China, with help from Iraq, was able to mediate and resolve the deeply-rooted conflict between Iran[…]

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