Yemen: 3 Years of War

By Azza Rojbi  of MAWO, originally published on Fire This Time Yemen is “the world’s largest man-made humanitarian crisis”. Those were the words of UN special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, as he gave his final briefing to the UN security council on the situation in Yemen. In this briefing, not once were the daily aggression and airstrikes[…]

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The Russians are Coming?

Kevin Zeese of Popular Resistance circulated the following article by Mike Whitney in their daily newsletter about a week ago with the personal note below.   I thought about replacing the note with one of our own, but but what Kevin has to say is important and I can’t say it better.   But I do want to add a brief comment[…]

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Ukraine and Donbass: Four years of Solidarity and Struggle

New York protest against right-wing coup in Ukraine, Feb. 28, 2014. by Greg Butterfield, originally published on Workers World, 2/22/18 Based on a presentation given at a Workers World Party class in New York City on Feb. 20, 2018. Four years ago this week, a coup overthrew the elected government of Ukraine. Both the Democratic and Republican wings of the[…]

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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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