Call to Respect the Sovereignty of the People of Venezuela

Photo: Supporters of late Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez take part in a campaign rally Nov. 28, 2015, held by pro-government candidates for the upcoming parliamentary elections, in Caracas. Venezuela will hold parliamentary elections on Dec. 6. (Reuters) From In Defense of Humanity  December 21, 2018 The sixth presidential election in the contemporary history of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela took[…]

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About the Yellow Vest Revolt (Videos)

Editor’s Note: If you have yet to really see Les Gilets Jaunes (The Yellow Vests) protesting in Paris, these are some interesting videos by  Vincent Lapierre.  We should be paying attention in this country. Below I have embedded Acts 3 – 6.    I think it’s likely there will be more.  In these reports, we  see live action in the streets[…]

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“Alexa, Drop A Bomb”: Amazon Wants In On US Warfare

Above Photo: The acquisitive impulses of hundreds of millions could become the stuff of their imprisonment or death.JARED RODRIGUEZ / TRUTHOUT Amazon is seeking to build a global “brain” for the Pentagon called JEDI, a weapon of unprecedented surveillance and killing power, a profoundly aggressive weapon that should not be allowed to be created. Founded in 1994 as an online bookseller,[…]

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Reactions To Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Plan Say More Than The Plan Itself

by Caitlin Johnstone, from The Medium, December 20, 2018 President Trump has ordered the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, which is reportedly expected to take 60–100 days or 30 days depending on who you ask. According to Kurdish forces in eastern Syria the withdrawal of American as well as French troops is already underway, though France is saying it’s[…]

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U.S. Peace Council Statement on Proposed Removal of US Troops from Syria

US Peace Council Statement, December 27, 2018 On December 19, President Donald Trump announced that he would remove 2,000 US troops “now” from the territory of Syria. Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned over differences with his President over this drawdown. Trump also announced he would remove 7,000 troops from the war on Afghanistan, arguably the longest single US war. Corporate media and[…]

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What’s behind U.S. Troop Withdrawals Announced for Syria and Afghanistan?

Image: Map of Syria December 17, 2018 from Southfront.org. For full map with legend click here. by Sara Flounders, from the International Action Center, December 24, 2018 The announced withdrawal of the remaining 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria and a partial withdrawal from Afghanistan does not mean an end to the Pentagon’s aggressive militarism and endless U.S. wars – in[…]

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Academic Institutions Must Defend Free Speech

Image: “HateSpeech” by Carlos Latuff.  To see the full  image, click here. from The International Committee for Peace Justice and Dignity for the People We, the undersigned, oppose the coordinated campaign to deny academics their free speech rights due to their defense of Palestinian rights and criticism of the policies and practices of the state of Israel. Temple University in[…]

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Growing US Public Support for One State

Above: Eastern exposure of Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem. Al-Aqsa Mosque is considered to be the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina.  Israel monument. Photo: Flikr ~Godot13 by Jonathon Cook, published on Abu Dabi National, from CounterCurrents, December 17, 2018 Published as: Growing US public support for one state shared[…]

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Latest Odds of a Shooting War Between NATO and Russia

Photo: Ship blocking Kerch Strait ~RT by Ann Garrison, published on Consortium News, December 13, 2019 George Szamuely is a Hungarian-born scholar and Senior Research Fellow at London’s Global Policy Institute. He lives in New York City. I spoke to him about escalating hostilities on Russia’s Ukrainian and Black Sea borders and about Exercise Trident Juncture, NATO’s massive military exercise[…]

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