Biden’s Student Loan Scam

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, August 31, 2022 Capitalist rule dictates that millions of Americans live in debt peonage. It was inevitable that Biden’s student loan debt relief would be a farcical half measure. The Biden administration announcement of so-called student loan debt relief does little to alleviate the problem it claims to solve. Forgiving $20,000 for Pell[…]

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Israel Storms Al-Aqsa, Beats Palestinian Worshipers to Make Way for Jewish Settlers

by Yumna Patel, published on Mondoweiss, April 17. 2022 Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Sunday and attacked Palestinian worshipers at the site in order to facilitate Jewish tours of the site for the Passover holiday. The raids on the compound on Sunday were the second in 48 hours, and featured heavily armed Israeli police officers beating Palestinians[…]

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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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As US Renews Support for Saudi War on Yemen, Civilian Death Toll Nearly Doubles

by Ahmed Abdulkareem, published on MintPress News, February 17, 2022 HAJJAH, YEMEN – Two parallel but very different meetings took place recently — one in search of peace, the other to plan more war. In Oman’s capital, Muscat, an official delegation headed by Ansar Allah, met with Omani and European officials to negotiate de-escalation and humanitarian assistance in Yemen. Meanwhile,[…]

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Afghanistan Update

Statement by Black Alliance for Peace The crisis unfolding in Afghanistan remains bleak. With an estimated 23 million Afghans—more than 50 percent of the population—still facing extreme levels of hunger, more people could die of starvation in 2022 alone than from the last 20 years of the U.S.-led occupation. While the duopoly in Washington, D.C., distracts the public with its[…]

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Humanity Subsidizing ‘Our Own Extinction,’ Warns Study

by Julia Conley, published on Common Dreams, February 17, 2022 Releasing a new study showing that world governments spend at least $1.8 trillion annually to subsidize activities which worsen the climate crisis, global subsidies experts on Thursday said leaders must eliminate or redirect the financial supports as part of an ambitious Global Biodiversity Framework at an upcoming summit in China.[…]

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We Dance into the New Year Banging Our Hammers and Swinging Our Sickles

by Vijay Prashad, published on Tricontinental, December 30, 2021 Bittersweet is the passage of this year. There have been some immense victories and some catastrophic defeats, the most terrible being the failure of the Global North countries to adopt a democratic attitude towards confronting the COVID-19 pandemic and creating equitable access to key resources, from life-saving medical equipment to vaccines.[…]

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