Chip War: Can the U.S. Really Gain From China’s Pain?

by Prabir Purkayastha, published on Counterpunch, September 7, 2021 With the U.S. imposing technology sanctions on China, the world’s electronics industry is facing turbulent times. After the sanctions, Huawei has slipped from its number one slot as a mobile phone supplier—which the company held during the second quarter of 2020—to number seven currently. Commenting on this slide, Huawei’s rotating chairman[…]

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IAEA Feeds Hysteria Over Iran’s Nuclear Enrichment Program

by Jason Ditz, published on Antiwar.com, September 7, 2021 IAEA report complains about lack of a new monitoring agreement. The IAEA is continuing to offer misleading reports on Iran’s nuclear program, giving false impressions of rapid growth of the uranium stockpiles built around counting the rate of growth of trivially small segments. Tuesday’s report both centers on Iran’s 60% enriched[…]

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The struggle to free Alex Saab continues

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, September 10, 2021 Despite delays, legal appeals, protests, formal delegations and petitions signed by many thousands, the United States has continued to demand the extradition of Alex Saab. He is being held imprisoned in the small nation of Cabo Verde. Saab was abducted by order of the U.S., when his plane stopped for[…]

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Cuba Creates and Reinvents Itself

by Angel Guerra Cabrera, published on Resumen, September 2, 2021 The Cuban Revolution has emerged strengthened once again from another ferocious onslaught by the United States, which sought to provoke a social explosion and the overthrow of the revolutionary project by force.   The media scoundrels have spoken of peaceful protests but many videos show scenes of violence and looting against[…]

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Hands off Cuba!

Statement from The U.S. Peace Council, July 14, 2021 The recent protests in Cuba over deteriorating conditions have a material basis that cannot be dismissed. No matter how heroic a people may be, socialism must provide for people’s material needs. The U.S. blockade of Cuba is designed precisely to thwart that and to discredit socialism in Cuba and anywhere else[…]

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Yemeni FM Condemns IMF Decision to Disburse Millions in COVID $$ to Govt in Exile

by NewsDesk, published in The Cradle, August 31, 2021 The Foreign Minister of Yemen’s National Salvation Government (NSG) condemned the decision by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 30 August to disburse $665 million worth of emergency reserves to the Saudi-backed parallel administration led by ousted President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. In a letter addressed to the IMF Managing Director,[…]

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Afghan Crisis Must End America’s Empire of War, Corruption and Poverty

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J.S. Davies, published on Common Dreams, August 30, 2021 Americans have been shocked by videos of thousands of Afghans risking their lives to flee the Taliban’s return to power in their country—and then by an Islamic State suicide bombing and ensuing massacre by U.S. forces that together killed at least 170 people, including 13 U.S.[…]

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U.S. Plans – Sanctions and Famine for Afghanistan

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, August 24, 2021 Aug. 23 — U.S. politicians and journalists are all feigning deep concern about leaving behind tens of thousands of Afghans who worked for them. Meanwhile, U.S. financial institutions are busy planning a horrendous crisis for all Afghans, including their loyal collaborators. The cynical decision to seize all of Afghanistan’s assets[…]

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