NY Times Shifts Pro-War Narrative, Documents Failure of US in Ukraine

by John V. Walsh, published on Antiwar.com, May 13, 2022 Seeing the most prolific liar acknowledge the truth gives me a headache.  Cognitive dissonance, has my ears ringing.  I don’t know what to make of it.   But, if they will never acknowledge the cause, at least it is good to see them note the increasingly apparent and deadly consequences.  […]

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Veterans For Peace Encourages Diplomacy Not War

Statement from Veterans for Peace, February 24, 2022 Veterans For Peace condemns the invasion of Ukraine.  Our mission remains the same.  We are committed to a sustainable and just peace.  As veterans we know increased violence only fuels extremism.  We have watched, and in some cases been firsthand witnesses to how the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, etc.[…]

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As the Military War Ends, Afghan People Face Starvation Under U.S. Sanctions

by Vijay Prashad, from Globetrotter, February 11, 2022 On February 8, 2022, UNICEF (the United Nations Children’s Fund) Afghanistan sent out a bleak set of tweets. One of the tweets, which included a photograph of a child lying in a hospital bed with her mother seated beside her, said: “Having recently recovered from acute watery diarrhea, two years old Soria[…]

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On the Biden Plantation

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, January 19, 2022 One can’t disagree with Margaret’s words.  However, leaving aside commentary on that hideous insulting meeting with black leaders in December 2020, you could replace the term ‘Black people’ or ‘Black voters’ with ‘ordinary Americans’ on every point. [jb] The idea that Joe Biden would provide harm reduction was created[…]

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After a Year of Biden, Why Do We Still Have Trump’s Foreign Policy?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, January 19, 2022 President Biden and the Democrats were highly critical of President Trump’s foreign policy, so it was reasonable to expect that Biden would quickly remedy its worst impacts. As a senior member of the Obama administration, Biden surely needed no schooling on Obama’s diplomatic agreements with Cuba and Iran, both[…]

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Biden’s Summit of Hypocrisy, Not Democracy

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, December 21, 2021 With great publicity, President Joe Biden called a grand, international Summit on Democracy for Dec 9-10. This gathering, held on Zoom, was hardly more than a Washington D.C., webinar with a few hundred well-chosen invitees and a well-controlled microphone. Biden invited 111 countries. He snubbed another 81 countries, representing more[…]

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Democratic Betrayal, Abortion and the Supreme Court

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, December 8, 2021 “What about the Supreme Court?” Those words are used to thwart any discussion which questions support for the Democratic Party. The democrats maintain their hold on voters who would otherwise be rid of them by dredging up the fear of the federal judiciary falling under Republican Party control. The legal[…]

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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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Reason to Celebrate: Meng Wanzhou Released

Statement by Hamilton Coalition to Stop the War, September 29, 2021 The Cross-Canada Campaign to FREE MENG WANZHOU is very pleased that Madame Meng has been released after nearly three years of unjust detention in Canada and has returned home safely to China, to her family, and to her duties as CFO of Huawei, which employs 1300 workers in Canada.[…]

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20 Years of Post 9/11 Amnesia

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, September 15, 2021 Memories of the last 20 years are rarely focused on increased state violence and repression in the post-9/11 world. The damage has largely been forgotten. The constant demand that we “Never forget!,” the events of September 11, 2001 is rather laughable. Forgetting is difficult after enduring 20 years of[…]

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