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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Why Hezbollah is Bringing Iranian Fuel to Lebanon

by Radwan Mortada, published on The Cradle, August 23, 2021 With the war in Afghanistan winding down, US abuses of power and the incompetence of their puppets are bared for all to see.   Lebanon’s economy is collapsing from similarly incompetent Saudi controlled and western manipulated politicians and financial officers, the Caesar sanctions on Syria, its primary trading partner, and a[…]

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Let the Cuban People Live! End the Blockade and Sanctions!

by Barry Shepphard, published on Socialist Action, July 24, 2021 President Biden has not only kept all of Trump’s sanctions designed to severely harm the Cuban people, he has added two more. His response to the July 11 protests in Cuba was to call for the overthrow of the socialist Cuban Revolution. The July 11 protests of the Cuban government[…]

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People Working a Minimum Wage Job Can’t Afford Rent Anywhere in the US

by Sarah Ruiz Grossman, published on Black Agenda Report, July 22, 2021 Over 40% of Black and Latinx households pay more than 30% of their income on rent, compared with 25% of white households. “’One full-time job should be enough,’ the report says.” A full-time, minimum-wage worker can’t afford even a modest one-bedroom apartment in 93% of U.S. counties, according[…]

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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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Hands off Cuba! End the Blockade!

Statement by the United National Antiwar Coalition The United National Antiwar Coalition stands firmly with the Cuban people and their revolutionary government against any US intervention in Cuba’s affairs. We continue our calls to lift the punitive US blockade of Cuba that has caused humanitarian shortages [and been tightened] during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The recent disruptions inside Cuba have[…]

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