On Recent Legislation to Stifle Protest and What to Do

Chicago Antiwar Coalition (CWAC) Statement, December 9, 2021 The U.S. ruling class has always moved to stifle protest against its anti-people actions. These days it is renewing that effort in the wake of 20 million people coming out against the police murder of George Floyd, large scale opposition to government tolerated and encouraged spoiling of the environment; lack of serious[…]

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Build Back Better: New Keynesianism or Neoliberal Public Relations Stunt

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, October 13, 2021 Some provisions of Biden’s “Build Back Better” legislation benefit the masses of Black people, but this legislation is a bare minimum effort to blunt some of the sharpest contradictions of the system while attempting to maintain the neoliberal order.  For more than a week the country has been caught[…]

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The Power of Ice Cream

by Patrick Lawrence, published on Consortium News, July 26, 2021 A few years ago I read an article that said Anti-BDS legislation was going to be brought forward in New York State.  I called my local Assemblyman, a Republican named Mark Johns.  The aide who answered the phone was unimpressed with my concerns but 5 minutes later, Mark called me[…]

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People-to-People Projects Build Israeli Impunity

by Yara Hawari, published on Consortium News, April 8, 2021 The People-to-People (P2P) framework, which refers to projects that bring Palestinian and Israeli civil society actors together in so-called cooperation and dialogue, has been revived among donor-funded initiatives in Palestine. Emphasizing notions of cooperation, understanding, and peace building, P2P is promoted as a positive framework at a time when the[…]

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US and Qatari Regime Change Deception Produced ‘Caesar’ Sanctions Driving Syria Towards Famine

by Max Blumenthal, published on The Grayzone, 6/25/2020 Like the mysterious figure it is named for, the Caesar sanctions bill is the product of an elaborate deception by shadowy US- and Gulf-backed operatives. Instead of protecting Syrian civilians, the unilateral measures are driving them towards hunger and death. The US Department of Treasury’s imposition this June of the so-called Caesar Civilian[…]

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Masters of Space: Deep Space Strategy in the Age of Trump

by Karl Grossman, published on CounterPunch, June 25, 2020 The United States “must be capable of winning wars that extend into space,” asserts a just-released “Defense Space Strategy” report. It is the first space strategy document issued by the U.S. since President Donald Trump, after declaring that the U.S. must achieve “dominance in space,” signed a measure this past December[…]

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Sanctions Kill! End US Sanctions on Nicaragua

by Chuck Kaufman, published on NicaNotes, February 26, 2020 When we hear the word sanctions, most Latin America solidarity activists think immediately of Venezuela. But Nicaragua is also the target of unilateral coercive measures illegally imposed by the US and the most serious sanction, the NICA Act, can’t be blamed on the Trump regime since it was imposed by Congress.[…]

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Open Letter to Congress: Why the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019 Must Be Opposed

by Margaret Flowers, Kevin Zeese and K.J. Noh, Published on Popular Resistance, September 18, 2019 Note: Congress is currently considering the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019.  If this bill becomes law it will increase conflict between the US and China and increase US meddling in Hong Kong. It will become an excuse for unilateral coercive measures[…]

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Keep Amendment on Foreign Bases in NDAA

From World Beyond War, The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to the “National Defense Authorization Act” introduced by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar requiring that the U.S. military provide Congress with the cost and the supposed national security benefits of every foreign military base or foreign military operation. World BEYOND War had flooded Congressional offices with the demand for Yes[…]

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An Open Letter to Ro Khanna and the Rest of the Congressional Wimps on Israel

by Judith Bello I am very disappointed that you supported H.Res. 246 which condemns the BDS movement, a nonviolent method of reminding Israel that the world will not continue to tolerate their oppression of the Palestinian people. I am even more disappointed in your response to queries regarding why you supported this resolution. First, you say that because it is[…]

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