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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The US War to Destroy China’s Crown Jewel and Secure US Cyber Supremacy

by Stephen Gowans, published on What’s Left, July 6, 2021 When then US president Donald Trump said he would call off US efforts to extradite from Canada Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to face bank fraud-related sanctions-evasion charges in exchange for trade concessions from China, he effectively admitted to a political kidnapping. The reality that normal US practice is to fine[…]

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What Is Wrong with the “Humanitarian Crossing” into Syria?

by Rick Sterling, published on Global Research, July 8, 2021 The U.S. is hellbent on keeping their crossing into Idlib open.   Tony Blinken warned the Russians a week ago week if they use their veto in the Security Council, the U.S. will end Biden’s initiative to open a dialog with them.  What a surprise. U.S. dialogue ends at the first[…]

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A Hybrid War to Replace Afghan ‘Forever War’?

by M.K. Bhadrakumar, published on CounterCurrents, July 7, 2021 The British newspaper Daily Telegraph did some kite-flying in the weekend that London is considering open-ended deployment of a contingent of elite special forces to Afghanistan “ to provide training to Afghan units and deploy with them on the ground as advisers.” At the same time, the New York Times reported[…]

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“The Most Unkindest Cut of All” A Rejoinder to “Syria and the ‘Anti-Imperialism’ of Fools”

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, May 14, 2021 A nice research piece that soundly rebuts an outrageous attack from the faux left on UNAC and other anti-imperialist antiwar organizations and press outlets. [jb] “Erasing people through disinformation: Syria and the ‘anti-imperialism’ of fools” is the title of a pitiful and tragically flawed signed statement that appeared on the[…]

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New Cold War is Built on Interventionist Humanitarian Lies and Dismissal of War Crimes

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, March 17, 2021 To manufacture consent for its own constant aggressions the US claims its competitors are guilty of even greater crimes – sheer inventions that never happened. “Humanitarian interventionist lies represent the most dangerous form of misinformation currently fueling the U.S.’s New Cold War.” A revolutionary’s first commitment is to the[…]

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The Negative Repercussions of “Sanctions”

by Pasqualina Curcio published on Resumen English, on February 1, 2021, from Caracas At the invitation of President Nicolás Maduro, Dr. Alena Douhan will visit our nation. Dr. Douhan is the Special Rapporteur of the UN Human Rights Commission covering the negative impact that unilateral coercive measures has on the enjoyment of human rights. She is coming to gather information[…]

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Guaido Accused of Blocking Vaccines as Venezuela Sends COVID-19 Aid to Brazil

by Paul Dobson, published on Venezuelanalysis, January 18, 2021 Mérida, January 18, 2021 – Venezuela’s self-declared “Interim President” Juan Guaido has allegedly refused to use funds under his control to purchase additional Covid-19 vaccines for the country. According to documents seen by Reuters, Guaido’s team turned down overtures from the Venezuelan Central Bank (BCV) to free up US $120 million[…]

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The dark side of the Kurdish militias revealed in Qamisli stand-off

by Steven Sahiounie, published on Mideast Discourse, January 27, 2021 Occasionally it is good to look at the near view of the consequences of US aggression. This is interesting because the Syrian government and SAA have gone out of their way to avoid antagonizing the Kurds despite their connection with the US. The Syrian Government rejects Kurdish autonomy within Syria,[…]

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