South African Activists Say No to Obama ‘Whitewashing’ Mandela

from TeleSUR Professor Oumar Ba said Obama is remembered for the “militarization of U.S. foreign policy on the African continent. Members of South Africa’s Cage Advocacy group and other South African activists are rallying to rescind an invitation extended to former U.S. President Barack Obama to speak at the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s 16th annual lecture, which will take place in Johannesburg on July[…]

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Assange Should Not Be Persecuted For Publishing The Truth

Above: Free Assange protest at UK embassy in Washington, DC, June 19, 2018. by Margaret Flowers, originally from Popular Resistance Newsletter Activists gathered in Washington, DC on the International Day of Action in support of Julian Assange and Wikileaks on June 19, 2018, the 6th anniversary of him seeking asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. The first rally was[…]

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U.S./Canada/E.U. Hands Off Venezuela!

The Venezuelan opposition in 2016. Maduro has the support of the poor and the working class in Venezuela. The opposition boycotted the 2018 election and Maduro won handily. ~ Protest photo from Business Insider by Marco Bello (Reuters), Election photo from USA Today By Alison Bodine, originally published on Fire This Time Nicolas Maduro was re-elected as President of Venezuela[…]

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How US Policy in Honduras Set the Stage for Today’s Mass Migration

By Joseph Nevin, published on Consortium News, June 21, 2018 Central American migrants – particularly unaccompanied minors – are again crossing the U.S.-Mexico boundary in large numbers. Under the Obama administration In 2014, more than 68,000 unaccompanied Central American children were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico boundary. There were more than 60,000 in 2016. The mainstream narrative often reduces the causes of migration to[…]

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Altruism and Sadism in Public Policy

by David Swanson, published on Let’s Try Democracy, June 24, 2018 Remarks at Peace Resource Center of San Diego, June 23, 2018. There are three things that are almost always underestimated: the U.S. military budget, altruism, and sadism. First, the military budget. The U.S. military budget, including all things military in various departments, is roughly 60% of federal discretionary spending,[…]

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NED Boasts of “Laying the Groundwork for Insurrection” in Nicaragua

As Nicaraguan student protest leaders meet with neoconservatives in Washington, DC, a publication funded by the US government’s regime change arm, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), boasts of spending millions of dollars “laying the groundwork for insurrection” against Daniel Ortega By Max Blumenthal, originally published on the Grayzone Project, June 19, 2018 While some corporate media outlets have portrayed[…]

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Nikki Haley: Damn the UN Human Rights Council and the Rest of You Too

by Ann Garrison, originally published on Black Agenda Report, June 20, 2018 “More censure of Israel is no doubt in the works, given Israel’s latest massacres in Gaza.” On Tuesday, June 19, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) now meeting in Geneva. The UNHRC is stacked with human rights abusers including[…]

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MOVE Member Debbie Africa Released

by Betsey Piette,  posted on Workers World,  June 17, 2018 Philadelphia — In the early morning of June 16, after nearly 40 years of unjust imprisonment by the state of Pennsylvania, political prisoner and MOVE 9 member Debbie Sims Africa was granted parole and released from the State Correctional Institution-Cambridge Springs. Messaging on Instagram, the MOVE Organization wrote: “Our sister[…]

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