In Extradition Hearing, Julian Assange’s Legal Team Focuses On US Torture And War Crimes Exposed By WikiLeaks

by Kevin Gosztola, published on Shadowproof, September 8, 2020 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s legal team spent the second morning of a major extradition hearing focusing a magistrate court judge’s attention on United States torture and war crimes that Assange helped to expose. Defense attorney Mark Summers called Clive Stafford Smith, a human rights attorney who has represented prisoners at Guantanamo[…]

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Israel’s Annexation Plans Explained in Nine Questions

by Daniel Hilton, published on Global Research, July 03, 2020 Previously published on Middle East Eye 30 June 2020 When could annexation happen? According to the coalition agreement signed by Netanyahu and his rival-turned-defence minister, Benny Gantz, annexation legislation could be proposed as early as Wednesday. That would just be the beginning of a legislative process, however, with the draft[…]

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U.S. Threatens New Nuclear Tests To Push China Into A Treaty It Does Not Want

by Bernhardt, published on Moon of Alabama, May 23, 2020 The Trump administration is hostile to any agreement that restricts its abilities to build, test and deploy nuclear weapons. It left the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) agreement which limited nuclear missile deployments in Europe. It did so after accusing Russia of deploying missiles that exceed the range the INF treaty[…]

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COVID-19: US Pulls Plug on Global Ceasefire Resolution

by Dali ten Hove, published on Consortium News, May 11, 2020 After six weeks of negotiations, the United States shot down hopes for a resolution to be approved in the United Nations Security Council on May 8, refusing to back worldwide ceasefires as the U.S. continues to castigate China and the World Health Organization for the Covid-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, momentum[…]

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Beware Imperialist Gaslighting – Assassination is Not Legal

by Mark P. Fancher, published on Black Agenda Report, January 8, 2010 The U.S. government has been in the business of killing foreign leaders for a long time – but it’s still a crime. “Trump has boasted of the Soleimani assassination and the corporate media has been his biggest cheerleader.” Although analysts will endlessly debate the legality of the recent[…]

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US Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Denied the Right to a Fair Trial

by Ajamu Baraka and Bahman Azad, published on Popular Resistance, December 15, 2019 On Friday, December 13, Judge Beryl A. Howell, the chief judge of the US District Court, denied the discovery motions requested by the four embassy protectors who were arrested on May 16 after staying in the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC for 37 days to prevent it[…]

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The United States Has Produced Very Few Anti-Imperialists; Noam Chomsky is Not One of Them

by Stephen Gowans, published on Stephen Gowan’s Blog, November 3, 2019 Imperialism has penetrated the fabric of our culture, and infected our imagination, more deeply than we usually think.—Martin Green. [1] [Americans] have produced very, very few anti-imperialists. Our idiom has been empire.—William Appleman Williams. [2] In a recent Intercept interview with the beautiful soul Mehdi Hassan, Noam Chomsky resumed[…]

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The World Is Uniting For International Law, Against US Empire

by Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, published on Popular Resistance, August 11,  2019 “We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures.“ That is not Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Russia, or China talking about the most recent unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against Venezuela, i.e. economic sanctions that have become an economic blockade, but the European Union. Even allies[…]

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US Scrapping of INF Treaty Heightens Threat of Nuclear War

By Bill Van Auken, published on World Socialist Website, August 3, 2019 Washington formally scrapped the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty Friday, bringing the world a major step closer to nuclear war. The treaty, signed over 30 years ago by US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, banned a whole class of weapons that had placed the world[…]

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