War in Syria / U.S., a Wounded Predator, Spreads Chaos in Middle East

US forces wearing YPG patches (AP) By Sara Flounders U.S. imperialism’s deteriorating position in the Middle East was confirmed on Jan. 17, by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s bold assertion for U.S. plans in Syria. The arrogant statement was followed, within hours, by almost immediate backpedaling. Tillerson’s talk at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University confirmed that the only hope[…]

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NATO: Moving Ever Closer Toward Russia

This map of NATO members and allies from NATO.int  gives you an idea of what Phil is describing. By Phil Wilayto When the North American Treaty Organization, or NATO, was founded on April 4, 1949, it had 12 members: the U.S., Canada and 10 Western European countries. By then the wartime cooperation with the Soviet Union was long over and[…]

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North and South Discuss Olympic Cooperation | U.S. Considers “Limited Strike” on N Korea

from Zoom In Korea On January 9, high-level officials from North and South Korea met to discuss the North’s participation in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in February. The inter-Korean meeting was held in the village of Panmunjom at the border of the divided Korean Peninsula. On January 1, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un expressed hope for[…]

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Palestine Leadership Suspends Recognition of Israel

by Wayne DeLucca, originally published on Socialist Action The Palestine Liberation Organization’s central council voted on Jan. 15 to “suspend recognition of Israel until it recognizes the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders and revokes the decision to annex East Jerusalem and expand and build settlements.” This is an important move that would also reverse the Palestinian leadership’s adherence[…]

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Peace Should Be Integral to the Women’s March

In Upstate NY, Women hold up signs for love and peace.   by Rick Sterling and Cindy Sheehan, published on Counterpunch.org There is one thing missing from  the upcoming Women’s March publicity and philosophy: the urgent need for Peace not War! The March will speak out against hate, discrimination and exploitation. That’s good. The March will also speak out strongly in[…]

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