Tens of Millions Displaced By ‘War On Terror,’ the Greatest Scam

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on Consortium News, September 20, 2020 A report from Brown University’s Costs of War Project has found that at least 37 million people have been displaced as a result of America’s so-called War on Terror since 9/11, a conservative estimate of a number that may actually be somewhere between 48 million and 59 million. That number — “at[…]

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Black Alliance for Peace Calls on United Nations to Address U.S. Human Rights Crisis

Statement by Black Alliance for Peace, May 29, 2020 The extrajudicial murders of African/Black people, such as Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd, by agents of the U.S. government and armed civilians have sparked urban rebellions in cities across the United States. Such murderous acts cannot be understood outside of the context of the U.S. state’s ongoing assault on[…]

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COVID-19: Hunger Gnaws at the Edges of the World

by Vijay Prashad and Richard Pithouse, published on Consortium News, May 19, 2020 Produced by the TriContinental Institute What the International Monetary Fund calls the Great Lockdown sent 2.7 billion people into either full unemployment or near unemployment, with many people one or two days away from desperate poverty and hunger, according to the International Labour Organization. Starvation is already evident in many regions[…]

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As US Reels From COVID-19, Trump Turns to Sanctions, War Making and Threats

by Alan MacLeod, published on Mintpress News, May 15, 2020 Presiding over by far the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the world, the Trump administration is making it a key priority to escalate hostilities with its perceived international enemies. Last night President Trump suggested that he might “cut off” all trade with the People’s Republic of China. “Now, if you did,[…]

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Civilian Testimony: US Drones Continue to Slaughter Civilians

CJ Werleman, published on ByLineTimes, May 6, 2020 Background In what’s been described as a “rare admission” of culpability, the United States military acknowledged on Monday it had killed two civilians and injured three more when it carried out a drone strike in Somalia more than a year ago. “Regrettably two civilians were killed and three others injured in a[…]

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Corporations and the Pandemic: Bandits at the Till

by James Fortin, published on Socialist Action, May 3, 2019 “The thieves did not even have to show their guns. The door was unlocked, and the till was left wide open. The robbers just scooped up the cash and left. Surely, the thieves had help. It was an inside job.” This not-so-imaginary account of a heist perfectly describes what corporations[…]

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Layoffs Skyrocket, Virus Deaths Soar, Opposition Grows

by James Fortrin, published on Socialist Action, March 31, 2020 This article is long but it tells us, in detail, how we got to where we are now, with the economy shut down and schools closed (for the year in many places), thousands sick and dying and people who supported themselves only a month ago lining up at food pantries[…]

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