Global Applause as Leftist Gustavo Petro Wins Colombian Presidency

by Jake Johnson, published on Common Dreams, June 20, 2022 Former guerrilla fighter and longtime lawmaker Gustavo Petro defeated a millionaire businessman viewed as Colombia’s Donald Trump on Sunday to become the South American nation’s first leftist president-elect, riding a wave of mass anger over inequality, poverty, and the corruption of the right-wing political establishment. “The government of hope has[…]

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Denunciation of Vladimir Putin’s Essay on History of Russia and Ukraine is Unwarranted

by Roger Annis, published on Covert Action Magazine, June 21, 2022 Far from condemning the national aspirations of Ukrainians, Putin defends them In July 2021, Vladimir Putin published a historical essay on Russia and Ukraine on the website of the President of Russia. The essay is a very informative read, written by someone with a deep knowledge of the subject.[…]

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“Summit of Exclusion” Backfires on Biden

by Jill Clark-Gollub, Washington DC,  Alina Duarte, Mexico, John Perry, Nicaragua, published on The Council on Hemispheric Affairs Website, June 13, 2022  (Beautiful Activist Photos: Click to Enlarge) “We would definitely have wanted a different Summit of the Americas. The silence of those absent challenges us. So that this does not happen again, I would like to state for the[…]

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Democratizing the United Nations to Save the World

by Professor Sofia M. Clark, published on Global Research, June 13, 2022 “Those of us who do understand the nefariousness of the empire, and the ever-increasing danger it represents, must be clear that the effective defense of life on planet Earth, including that of the human species itself, inexorably demands the existence of an independent and democratic world forum for[…]

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U.S. Effort To Hurt Russia Undermines Itself and The World

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, June 8, 2022 The U.S. drive to dominate creates self-inflicted wounds and self-imposed crises. It also creates suffering around the world with only the most servile vassal states willing to do what Washington wants.  The United States continues to shoot itself in the foot in its futile effort to damage the Russian economy.[…]

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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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Mass Shootings, Empire and Racist Copaganda Dog Whistles

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, June 1, 2022 Two mass shootings in quick succession brought out the worst in Americans. The anger and grief were followed by the usual lies and pretense that violence here is somehow mysterious. Political leaders advocate state violence all the time, calling for new victims to be created here and around the[…]

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If the US Wanted Peace in Ukraine

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on CaitlinJohnstone.com, May 10, 2022 As we hydroplane toward the brink of nuclear armageddon while Bono and the Edge play U2 songs in Kiev, it’s probably worth taking a moment to highlight how this war could have been avoided. The U.S. could have simply pledged military protection for Volodymyr Zelensky against the far-right extremists who were threatening to lynch[…]

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U.S. Role in Pakistan’s Political Crisis

by Abdul Jabbar, published on Countercurrents, April 17, 2022 Since I am originally from Pakistan and have been teaching interdisciplinary studies (including political science) at City College of San Francisco, I have been following the developments there with great interest and concern, both from professional and personal points of view. For brevity and clarity, I am itemizing my impressions as[…]

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The People of Yemen Suffer Atrocities, Too

by Kathy Kelly, published on Common Dreams, March 22, 2022 The United Nations’ goal was to raise more than $4.2 billion for the people of war-torn Yemen by March 15. But when that deadline rolled around, just $1.3 billion had come in. ​​“I am deeply disappointed,” said Jan Egeland, the secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council. “The people of[…]

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