‘A Chilling Message to Journalists the World Over’: UK Approves Assange Extradition to US

by Jake Johnson, published on Common Dreams, June 17, 2022 Julian Assange’s wife, Stella, slammed the U.K. government for moving to send the WikiLeaks publisher “to the country that plotted his assassination.” The U.K. government on Friday formally approved the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face espionage charges, a decision that human rights groups[…]

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US Threatens Ethiopia and Eritrea with Illegal “Legal Designation of Genocide”

by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, May 25, 2022 The US is falsely accusing Ethiopia and Eritrea of hindering food aid and committing genocides in the ongoing war in Tigray. The charges are false and the US has no right to make such a claim on its own. Ann Garrison continues reporting from the region.   [BAR Ed] During[…]

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Argentines on the Debt: “It Should Be Paid By Those Who Wasted It”

by Gustavo Maranges, published on Resumen Latinoamericano, May 15, 2022 The history between Argentine and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is more than troublesome. Last week, the Argentine Senate passed a bill aimed to settle the last chapter, which was opened after former President Mauricio Macri (2015-2019) borrowed US$44 billion (90% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product). Both the bill[…]

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Brazil’s Lula Proposes Creating Latin American Currency to ‘Be Freed of US Dollar’ Dependency

by Benjamin Norton, published on Multipolarista, May 6, 2022 Brazil’s left-wing leader Lula da Silva has proposed creating a pan-Latin American currency, in order to “be freed of the dollar.” A founder of Brazil’s Workers’ Party, Lula served as president for two terms, from 2003 to 2011. He is now the leading candidate as Brazil’s October 2022 presidential elections approach.[…]

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Lizelle Herrera & Texas Repression – Arrest Exposes Anti-Abortion Laws

by Monica Moorehead, published on Workers World, April 12, 2022 There was joy and a sigh of relief when Ketanji Brown Jackson was finally confirmed as the first Black woman justice to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, based on a 53-47 Senate vote April 7. Then another legal development of a totally different kind occurred in Starr County, Texas,[…]

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Imprisoned Venezuelan Diplomat Contests Extraterritorial Judicial Abuse

by Roger D. Harris, published on Dissident Voice,  April 11, 2022 Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab’s case took a dramatic turn as his legal defense team denounced the US government’s flagrant failure to respect long-standing diplomatic immunity conventions. Saab’s lawyer, David Rivkin, called the US government’s arguments before the 11th Circuit Court in Miami “utterly dangerous.” “The implication,” he added is[…]

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Chris Hedges: The Marriage of Julian Assange

by Chris Hedges, published on ScheerPost, March 25, 2022 LONDON — I am standing at the gates of HM Prison Belmarsh, a high security penitentiary  in southeast London, with Craig Murray, British Ambassador to Uzbekistan until he was fired for exposing CIA black sites and torture centers in that country. Inside the prison, Julian Assange and Stella Moris are being[…]

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On Russia’s Military Intervention in Ukraine

Statement from U.S. Peace Council, March 24, 2022 What we all hoped would not happen has happened. The Russian Federation sent troops into Ukraine on February 24 in response to decades of relentless US-led NATO provocation. The present situation puts many serious, fundamental questions before the global peace movement. A fierce propaganda campaign, long simmering with Russiagate and the onset[…]

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“It Can’t be Illegal to Help a People” – The Persecution of Alex Saab

by Leonardo Flores, published on CodePink Blog, February 2022 “It’s not a crime to fulfill a diplomatic mission. It’s not a crime to evade sanctions that are harming an entire country. It can’t be illegal to help a people.” Camilla Fabri Saab made these impassioned remarks when explaining the situation behind the illegal arrest and extradition – the kidnapping, in[…]

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‘Death Sentence for Untold Numbers of Civilians’: Biden to Permanently Seize Afghan Assets

by John Queally, published on CommonDreams, February 11, 2022 Humanitarians—including those who lost loved ones in the 9/11 attacks of 2001—responded with condemnation Friday after it was reported that President Joe Biden has decided to permanently seize $7 billion of currently frozen Afghan assets even as the people of the war-torn and poverty-stricken nation suffer a broken economy, a collapsed[…]

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