Tussling with China: The Balkan Project Washington Wants to Derail

by Gregory Elich, published on Counterpunch, September 2, 2021 US Anti-China propaganda and Chinese infrastructure loans to EU Countries.   Yes, China is making lots of these loans; no, they aren’t As work nears completion in the first phase of an ambitious project in Montenegro to develop a highway that will connect the Adriatic port of Bar with Serbia, Western officials[…]

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The Hidden Hand of the US Blockade Sparks Cuba Protests

by Medea Benjamin and Leonardo Flores,  published on CommonDreams, July 13, 2021 Protests erupted in various Cuban cities the weekend of July 11 over dire economic conditions and a surge in Covid-19 cases. They are the biggest protests to hit Cuba in three decades, and they may well continue in the coming weeks. They come on the heels of artists’[…]

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A “Traitor” to the American Death Machine Faces Years in Prison — While the Killing Goes On

By Chris Hedges, Published on Salon.com, July 13, 2021 Daniel will be sentenced on July 27 at 9am, in Alexandria Virginia.  There will be a press conference in New York City on Daniel’s behalf, July 17th at 10 AM at 10th Ave & 31St.  It will be recorded so look for the video on the Upstate Drone Action website. [jb][…]

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Key Witness in US Case Against Assange Changes His Story

by Joe Lauria, published on Consortium News, June 27, 2021 An FBI informant upon whose information the United States based aspects of an indictment against imprisoned WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has now admitted that he fabricated the evidence. Sigudur “Sigi” Ingi Thordarson has told an Icelandic publication in an article that appeared on Saturday that he made up the allegation[…]

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Geneva Call To Free Assange

A primary witness has come forward and revoked his original incriminating statements regarding Assange assisting him with hacking.  Below is a petition with over 5,000 signatures already.  You can sign it HERE. Please sign and circulate this petition to.  [jb] Geneva – June 4th 2021 ~We, the citizens of Geneva and beyond, launch the “Geneva Call” to request the immediate[…]

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The US Gets Isolated by Its Blockade Policy: What Will Happen Now?

by Alejandra Garcia, published on Resumen English, June 24, 2021 Cuba’s new victory over Washington was not news in the US. No head of diplomacy or White House representatives issued any criteria regarding the fact that 184 of the 193 countries that make up the United Nations (UN) voted on Wednesday to end the blockade imposed on the island for[…]

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Over 100 Anti-Protest Bills Have Been Introduced Since George Floyd Rebellion

by Ella Frassler, published on Black Agenda Report, June 23, 2021 The new laws are part of a larger trend of conservative, right-wing efforts at the state level designed to counter the goals of social movements. “Republican state politicians continue to attack the people rising up against those systemic injustices.” This June, a dangerously low-flying helicopter operated by the Department[…]

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Norman Finkelstein: Truth and Justice are the Ultimate Test, not International NGOs

By Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, June 2, 2021 Even Human Rights Watch says Israel is committing crimes against humanity in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and in Gaza, and the idea of a Jewish state in the context of Palestine is not legitimate. “Do concentration camp guards have a right to self-defense?” Scholar Norman Finkelstein, author of “The[…]

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Antisemitism’s Misdirection: Who Gets Hurt?

by Ira Glunts, published on Counterpunch, June 3, 2021 The article by Max Blumenthal linked below gives detailed examples and analysis. [jb] Unfounded or unconfirmed charges of antisemitism made by US pro-Israel organizations which are then parroted by the pro-Zionist US mainstream press, always increase when Israeli actions become so hideous they shame even some of its most dedicated supporters.[…]

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Israel Palestine Coverage Presents False Equivalency Between Occupied and Occupier

by Greg Shupak, published on Black Agenda Report, May 19, 2021 “As an occupying power, Israel does not have a legal right to claim self-defense against the people it occupies.” Media coverage of heightened violence in Israel/Palestine has misrepresented events in the Israeli government’s favor by suggesting that Israel is acting defensively, presenting a false equivalency between occupier and occupied,[…]

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