Biden Should Make Normalizing Relations with Cuba “A Priority”

by Medea Benjamin, June 1, 2021 Silvia from Miami, Eduardo from Hialeah, Abel from Lakeland. The names pour in on the donations page for “Syringes to Cuba” as Carlos Lazo promotes the campaign on his popular Facebook livestream. An energetic Cuban-American high school teacher in Seattle, Lazo created a group called Puentes de Amor, Bridges of Love, to unite Cuban[…]

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Cuba: The Murderous Blockade

La Jornada Editorial, published on Resumen English, May 29, 2021 In the midst of an increase in the number of COVID-19 infections, the illegal blockade imposed against Cuba by Washington and maintained over the past more than 60 years has become the best ally of the coronavirus in Cuba. As Yuri Valdes, Associate Director of the Finlay Vaccine Institute revealed,[…]

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US Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for the ‘Crime’ of Securing Food for the Hungry

by Roger. D. Harris, published on Resumen English, May 21, 2021 The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic status, and even the use of torture to extract false confessions. This is according to Montréal-based international human rights lawyer John Philpot. He spoke on May 19 at a webinar sponsored by[…]

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Statement from the International Delegation to the 2021 Syrian Presidential Election

This independent delegation was assembled to witness the May 26, 2021 presidential election in Syria and to investigate on-the-ground conditions of Syrian life in the current period. Activists and journalists from Palestine, Syria, South Africa, France, Canada, and the United States joined this delegation on the invitation of the Syria Solidarity Movement and Arab Americans 4 Syria. This joint statement[…]

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International Delegation Visits Douma Day Before Syrian Elections

by Staff, published on Fightback News, May 26, 2021 Douma, Syria – On Tuesday, May 25, one day before the Syrian election, an international delegation, which includes a number of observers from the U.S., visited the war-torn cities of Douma and Jobar just outside Damascus. The observers viewed tunnel networks used by terrorists during the six-year occupation of the city[…]

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Eyewitness report: Syrians Celebrate Election Outcome

by Kobi Guillory, published on Fightback News, May 28, 2021 Damascus, Syria – On Wednesday, May 26, election day in Syria, crowds flocked to polling places to cast their votes. A delegation of observers from the U.S., South Africa, France and Palestine visited polling locations east of Damascus in the war-torn Ghouta region to witness the voting and celebrations taking[…]

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US Moves Against Ethiopia and Eritrea; Atrocities Alleged, Sanctions Imposed

by Ann Garrison, published on Black Agenda Report, May 27, 2021 Historian Jeff Pearce, @jeffpropulsion, responding to the atrocity reports of Alula Solomon, @Alula_Solomon, CEO, Tigrai Media House US hostilities towards Ethiopia and Eritrea look more and more like those preceding US wars in Yugoslavia, Libya, and Syria, writes Ann Garrison. On May 20, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 97[…]

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‘1619 Project’: Progressive educators oppose reactionary legislation

by Andy Terhune, published on Workers World, May 27, 2021 Right-wing lawmakers in 15 states are passing legislation that will require public school teachers to teach a nationalist narrative of history, which ignores the genocidal, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant and oppressive history of the United States. Specific legislation differs among the 15 states, but they all include a shared goal of[…]

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