Ethiopia and Eritrea: Elias Amare on US Sanctions and the UNSC

by Ann Garrison, published on Black Star News, August 30, 2021 Watch Ben Norton’s show with a recent update (9/20) on the US condemnation of Ethiopia and Eritrea  HERE.  [jb] US Special Envoy to the Horn of Africa Jeffrey Feltman recently returned from a tour of Ethiopia, Djibouti, and the United Arab Emirates. On the following Monday, the US State[…]

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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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Bolivia: Evo Morales Warns of Right-Wing Maneuvers

Translated by Walter Lippmann for CubaNews and edited by Workers World, August 13, 2021 Former president Evo Morales, leader of the Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS) party, denounced, this Aug. 4, the Bolivian political right for promoting destabilizing maneuvers disguised as political activism. “Once again, the coup plotters announce antidemocratic mobilizations against the legitimate, legal and constitutional government of our brother[…]

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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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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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