Resisting Calls to ‘Do Something’ About Syria

A fighter of Syrian Democratic Forces stands amidst the ruins of buildings near the Clock Square in Raqqa, Syria October 18, 2017 ~REUTERS/Erik De Castro/File photo by Caitlin Johnstone, Feb 28, 2018 “We’ve got to do something about Syria!” goes the common Western refrain. Actually, no you don’t. “What? You’re saying we should just do nothing??” goes the common response. Yes. Yeah that’d[…]

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The 12 Victories of Venezuelan President Maduro in 2017

By Ignacio Ramonet , from Fire This Time, originally published on TeleSUR. Maduro has confirmed – with his twelve brilliant victories of 2017- that he continues to be “indestructible.” To begin with, we must remember that President Nicolás Maduro is the most unjustly harassed, slandered and assaulted president in the history of Venezuela. Even more than Hugo Chávez himself, founder[…]

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Labor Briefing for March 2018: West Virginia Teachers Strike (Updated)

Photo: Hundreds of teachers and school personnel rally at the Capitol building on the fourth day of statewide walkouts in Charleston, W.V., on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. (Craig Hudson/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP) Currently labor is routinely abused, wages are under horrific downward pressure and Unions are under constant attack.  Bill Onasch describes the state wide strike of the teacher’s union[…]

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The $1.5 billion Campaign to Whitewash Genocide in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition have intensified airstrikes on Hodeidah in recent months and a new front there is imminent. It will cut off 70% of imports to the country’s starving population. by Dan Glazebrook, March 2, 2018 The Situation in Yemen looks like the Apocolypse “The situation in Yemen – today, right now, to the population of the country,” UN humanitarian[…]

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Resource Sovereignty: Venezuela, Africa and the Global South

“The Congolese people in particular and Africans in general need to learn from their brothers and their sisters in the Global South.” In his September 20, 2017 speech at the UN General Assembly, Donald Trump threatened Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela. In October, his administration indicated that it will not recognize the results of Venezuela’s presidential election on April 22[…]

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Outrage as BART Cops Kill Again

Family of Shaleem Tindle outside BART meeting, Feb. 22. by Terri Kay, originally published on Workers World, Feb 28, 2018 Oakland, Calif. — The family of Shaleem Tindle and other members of the community packed a board meeting of the Bay Area Rapid Transit on Feb. 22. They went to show their outrage after seeing a newly released body-camera video[…]

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Drones In the Sahara

by Joe Penny An American Base with Ground Operations in Nigeria Late in the morning of October 4 last year, a convoy of Nigerien and American special forces soldiers in eight vehicles left the village of Tongo Tongo. As they made their way between mud-brick houses with thatched roofs, they were attacked from one side by dozens of militants, if[…]

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Why the Shooting Will Continue

by Margaret Kimberley, originally published on Black Agenda Report Shooting White People Apparently there is nothing worse in America than the act of shooting white people. Ever since the latest attack at a Florida high school there has been talk of little else. The school shooting enveloped every other issue and was used to vilify Russia, the FBI, Bernie Sanders[…]

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Time is Not on Yemen’s Side

by Kathy Kelly, originally posted on Voices for Creative Nonviolence, Feb 20, 2018 Kathy Kelly, on Feb 15 2018, addressed NY’s “Stony Point Center” outlining the history of peaceful resistance and U.S.-engineered catastrophe in Yemen. TRANSCRIPT: So, thank you very much to Erin who apparently had asked the question “What are we going to do about Yemen?” and that was[…]

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