CCF Files Compassionate Release Motions for Two of Four Political Prisoners in Newburgh 4 Sting Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 24, 2021 CONTACT:  Leena Al-Arian, Executive Director, Coalition for Civil Freedoms (202) 627-0676,  (Washington, D.C., December 24, 2021) CCF’s legal team, Kathy Manley and Steve Downs, just filed compassionate release motions for Laguerre Payen and David Williams, two of the four political prisoners in the Newburgh 4 case from 2009. The motions request that the two men[…]

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Have You Been Lied to About Xinjiang, Human Rights − and China?

This Statement was issued by the International Action Center; the report is available in PDF. Claiming that it is acting in defense of human rights, the U.S. tries to cover its own criminal record on internal human rights violations and its record of endless wars, assassinations, coups and devastating sanctions by making charges and targeting other countries. Propaganda fuels U.S.[…]

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Hedges: The Execution of Julian Assange

by Chris Hedges, published on Scheerpost, December 13, 2021 et us name Julian Assange’s executioners. Joe Biden. Boris Johnson. Scott Morrison. Theresa May. Lenin Moreno. Donald Trump. Barack Obama. Mike Pompeo. Hillary Clinton. Lord Chief Justice Ian Burnett and Justice Timothy Victor Holroyde. Crown Prosecutors James Lewis, Clair Dobbin and Joel Smith. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser. Assistant US Attorney in[…]

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Reporting and Empire – The Prizewinners and the Outlaws

By Stephen Sefton, Tortilla con Sal, published on TeleSUR English, August 11, 2021 I am publishing this now, despite the time passed since its original publication because it speaks to the question, ‘Did the Sandanista government imprison his competitors prior to the election, just so he could win?’.  And, I don’t think we should ever forget the examples of Julian[…]

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What I Saw on Election Day in Nicaragua

by Rick Sterling, published on LA Progressive, November 2021 US media and politicians have condemned the November 7 Nicaragua election as a “fraud” and “sham”.  On the day of the election, the White House issued a statement saying Nicaragua held a “pantomime election that was neither free nor fair, and most certainly not democratic.” But are these accusations true? Along[…]

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“Worse than a Crime”: Pentagon Inspector finds Kabul Drone Strike Killing 10 not a Violation of Law (!)

by Juan Cole, published on Informed Comment, November 4, 2021 Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Paul Handley of AFP reports that the US Air Force Inspector General, Lieutenant General Sami Said, found that a drone strike that mistakenly killed 10 civilian non-combatants, including 7 children, in Afghanistan on August 29 violated no laws, including the law of war. When Napoleon[…]

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Are Nicaraguan Migrants Escaping ‘Repression’—or Economic Sanctions?

by John Perry, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, November 3, 2021 “Record numbers” of migrants are coming into the United States from Nicaragua, according to Newsweek (7/29/21), which blames the increase on “arbitrary arrests and human rights abuses” by the Nicaraguan government. Former Sandinista leader Sergio Ramírez, writing for El Salvador’s El Faro (8/20/21), claims that “repression” by[…]

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Miami Defenders of Twice US Kidnapped Venezuelan Ambassador, Alex Saab, Rally for his Release

by Lauren Smith, published on Orinoco Tribune, October 25, 2021 The U.S. has twice kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. His next court appearance is scheduled for Monday, November 1, and supporters are demanding his freedom. Washington’s actions against Saab contradict both international and humanitarian laws. [Black Agenda Report] On Sunday, October 24th, representatives from more than six independent activist groups[…]

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Propaganda War Against China Aims to Expand U.S. Hegemony and Eradicate Socialism

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, October 13, 2021 Anti-China propaganda is intended to indoctrinate Americans with fear and hatred and gain support for war against that country and against socialism itself. This is an edited version of remarks given by the author at the Friends of Socialist China’s webinar entitled, Propaganda War Against China, held on October[…]

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Imperialism and the Horn of Africa

by Salome Ayuak, published on Black Agenda Report, October 6, 2021 This is a condensed speech by Salome Ayuak given at the International Month of Action Against AFRICOM launch event – “AFRICOM at 13: Building the popular movement towards demilitarization and anti-imperialism in Africa.” Horn of Africa Pan Africans for Liberation and Solidary (HOA PALS) understands the Horn as Ethiopia, Sudan,[…]

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