UN Expert: Crippling US Sanctions on Syria

by Aaron Mate, published on Syria Solidarity Movement, January 15, 2021        (originally published on The Grayzone, January 14) Crippling US sanctions imposed under the Caesar Act are decimating war-ravaged Syrian civilians, are illegal, and should be lifted, the UN Special Rapporteur on sanctions says. An independent United Nations expert is calling on the US to lift its crippling sanctions[…]

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Time to Build a Movement to Cut Runaway Military Spending

Statement from U.S. Peace Council, August 3 2020 This statement was written last summer but the reality that drives it is more pertinent than ever.  We need to update these issues.   While Congress continues to bicker over whether or not to proceed and how they might proceed with monies to address the COVID-19 crisis, they calmly support budgeting hundreds of[…]

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How to Prevent 40 Million People from Being Evicted

by Jerusalem Demsas, published on Black Agenda Report, December 2, 2020 Millions of Americans face eviction in a “completely predictable and entirely preventable” crisis as the CDC’s moratorium is set to expire on New Year’s Eve. “Tenants could owe nearly $70 billion in back rent by year’s end.” Seven months into her fight to stay housed, 48-year-old Kimberly is furious. […]

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US Intervenes as Venezuela Prepares for High Stakes Election

by Roger Harris, published on Resumen-English, November 25, 2020 The US finally appointed an ambassador to Venezuela after a decade hiatus and in the runup to the Venezuelan National Assembly elections. The new ambassador, James Story, was confirmed by US Senate voice vote on November 18 with Democrats supporting Trump’s nominee. Ambassador Story took his post in Bogotá, Colombia. No,[…]

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Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post-Independence History

by By Adebayo Olukoshi, Tetteh Hormeku-Ajei, Aishu Balaji and Anita Nayar in Accra, Ghana, published on Consortium News, October 30, 2020 In 1965, Kwame Nkrumah described the paradox of neocolonialism in Africa, in which “the soil continue[s] to enrich, not Africans predominantly, but groups and individuals who operate to Africa’s impoverishment.” He captured what continues to be an essential feature[…]

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Peace, Self Determination and the Duopoly Trap

by Glen Ford, published on Black Agenda Report, October 22, 2020 Corporate institutions and their Black servants conspire to hide the fact that the Black American worldview is profoundly Left on issues of peace and social justice. “Independent Black politics is not a subject of corporate discussion, and is derided by the Democratic operatives that have infested every civic institution[…]

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Did Huawei Violate Iran Sanctions?

by Professor Dr. Wang, December 12, 2018 “Information Clearing House“ – Published on Popular Resistance, December 13, 2018 No, they didn’t. CFO Meng Wan Zhou was arrested supposedly for “violating Iran sanction”. This has to be the most grotesque distortion of justice. After all, the United States was the country which unilaterally pulled out in VIOLATION of an agreement they had[…]

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