How the US Helped Push Lebanon to The Brink of Collapse

by Ben Norton, published on The Grayzone, August 13, 2020 As the people of Lebanon suffer through one of the worst economic crises in their nation’s conflict-ridden history, the Donald Trump administration is exploiting the disaster to force regime change and weaken Lebanese resistance groups. A massive explosion on August 4 devastated Lebanon’s capital Beirut, killing more than 150 people,[…]

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United States Imposed Economic Sanctions: The Big Heist

by Lauren Smith, published on MROnline, March 10, 2020 Since the start of the great recession in 2008 the U.S. has become increasingly dependent on the use of unilateral economic sanctions to achieve its policy objectives against its declared targets. Presently, sanctions impact one-third of humanity in 39 countries. Economic sanctions not only cause untold death and devastation to a[…]

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The World Must End The US’ Illegal Economic War

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, January 12, 2020 The United States is relying more heavily on illegal unilateral coercive measures (also known as economic sanctions) in place of war or as part of its build-up to war. In fact, economic sanctions are an act of war that kills tens of thousands of people each year[…]

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Israeli occupation costs Palestinians billions: UN

A recent UN report indicates that Israel has withheld tens of billions of dollars in taxes and duties that are due to the Palestinian Authority, placing Palestinians in a fiscal crisis and severely impacting development. by Barbara Bibbo, reposted on If Americans Knew from Al Jazeera, December 4, 2019 Israel’s withholding of taxes and duties due to the occupied Palestinian[…]

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Criminal Embargoes: Venezuela and Iran in the Crosshairs of Murderers Inc.

By Peter Koenig, Published on Global Research, August 10, 2019 Imagine just for a moment, the World would stand up in unison, sick and tired of the aggressive killer arrogance of the United States and her vassals – and their joint war-force called NATO – and this World, our World, what’s left of it when you deduct Washington and its[…]

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US and Iran Stuck on Negotiation Ground Zero

by Pepe Escobar, published on Consortium News, July 25, 2019 All bets are off in the geopolitical insanity stakes when we have the President of the United States (POTUS) glibly announcing he could launch a nuclear first strike to end the war in Afghanistan and wipe it “off the face of the earth” in one week. But he’d rather not,[…]

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The Plot to Kill Venezuela

by Vijay Prashad, Published on Salon.com, May 17, 2019 This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Hugo Chávez knew that Venezuela was very vulnerable. Its oil revenues account for 98 percent of its export earnings. Chávez was familiar with the thinking of Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo, Venezuela’s minister of mines and hydrocarbons in the[…]

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In Venezuela 23F ended up ‘one more collapsed coup’

Photo: US Solidarity Delegation to Venezuela From Workers World, 3/25/2019 The following are excerpts from an interview by Mario Hernández with Argentine economist and political analyst Claudio Katz published by lahaine.org on March 20. (lahaine.org/bU5s) Translated by Michael Otto. Mario Hernández: You wrote an article in La Haine, “Venezuela defines the future of the entire region.” Why? Claudio Katz: Because[…]

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Huge Defeat for Imperialists: The U.S. Broke Its Teeth in Venezuela

By Alison Bodine, Published on Volume 13, Issue 3 of Fire This Time newspaper The miserably failed “humanitarian aid” delivery into Venezuela on February 23 is another nail in the coffin of the U.S. government’s coup attempt against President Nicolas Maduro and the Bolivarian revolutionary process in Venezuela. Before this day, the U.S. government and their allies, including Canada, thought[…]

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