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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Restricting US Military Aid to Israel

by Nadya Tannous, published on Consortium News, September 15, 2021 The Unity Intifada, which erupted following the Israeli regime’s ethnic cleansing of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah, its attack on worshipers in the Aqsa mosque complex, and its vicious assault on Gaza in May, garnered Palestinians unprecedented support from activists and policymakers across the world, and even in the halls of Capitol Hill. This dramatic shift in[…]

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Shut Down the Drone War

by Daniel Larison, published on Antiwar.com, September 15, 2021 On September 26, the yearly Shut Down Creech protest will convene at the military base from which all US Drone Control signals are released.    The Ban Killer Drones network calls on us to come out to Creech AFB during the week that begins on the 26th, or prepare a solidarity action[…]

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20 Years of Post 9/11 Amnesia

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, September 15, 2021 Memories of the last 20 years are rarely focused on increased state violence and repression in the post-9/11 world. The damage has largely been forgotten. The constant demand that we “Never forget!,” the events of September 11, 2001 is rather laughable. Forgetting is difficult after enduring 20 years of[…]

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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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Address the Global Public Health Crisis: Ban Glyphosate Now!

by Colin Todhunter, published on Countercurrents, September 6, 2021 Glyphosate is usually marketed as Roundup and paired with GMO seeds from Monsanto, recently bought out by Bayer, another multinational purveyor of toxins.   Farmers spray massive quantities of this deadly substance which attacks your kidneys and liver and causes cancer, on their crops.   It is marketed to homeowners, landlords and businesses[…]

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The Hell That is Haiti

by Marty Goodman, published on Socialist Action, September 12, 2021 Haiti is being hit by an unending series of natural and human-made disasters – seemingly all at once. The assassination on July 7 of its president Jouvenel Moise; an Aug. 14 earthquake; tropical storms; rampaging gang violence and a COVID crisis in a society tortured by extreme poverty and inequality.[…]

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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 U.S. is Waging Domestic War and Preparing for More

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, September 8, 2021 A new report on cost of US domestic and international militarization brings the domestic situation into sharp focus. The US ruling elite appears to be preparing for one of three scenarios in the near future: system collapse, a fascist response, or a radical left turn toward a non-capitalist politics.[…]

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