Military Parade Cancelled, How Does Peace Movement Build On This Victory?

Above: People protest war at the Democratic National Convention 2016. By Brendan Smialowski for AFP-Getty Images. By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance, August 19, 2018 This week, the Trump military parade, planned for November 10, was canceled for 2018. In February, a coalition of groups went public, announcing we would organize to stop the military parade and, if it[…]

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Venezuela’s Monetary Revolution Vis-a-Vis Economic Sanctions

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro holds a bank note of the new national currency, the ‘Bolivar Soberano‘ (Sovereign Bolivar). | Photo: Reuters by Nino Pagliccia, published on TeleSUR, August 8, 2018 Venezuela has undergone many challenges in the last 20 years since Hugo Chavez was elected president and continued after his death in 2013. The main reason is that Venezuela has[…]

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7 Important Facts About the Trudeau Pipeline Bailout

By Thomas Davies , originally published on Fire This Time, August, 2019 If you’re wondering how surreal environmental politics have been in Canada over the past year, here’s “Exhibit A”: this Halloween, Environment Minister Catherine Mckenna came to Parliament Hill dressed up as a “Climate Crusader” – while at the same time overseeing a Ministry which, according to its audits,[…]

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Nicaragua’s Failed Coup

Supporters of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, whose resignation is being demanded by opposition students and business leaders. | Photo: Reuters by Charles Redvers, published on Open Democracy, August 9, 2018 While the international pressure continues, by mid-July it became clear that, for the time being at least, the opposition in Nicaragua no longer has sufficient local support to achieve its[…]

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Divide and Rule: Balkanizing the Democratic Republic of Congo

Photo left: Congloese join Rawanda Day protests, 2012; Photo right: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton visits Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Kagame’s farm in Muhazi.“Carnage on such a scale could not have occurred were it not for the connivance of the United States, which has nurtured Kagame at every juncture. … ~September 2010 by Ann Garrison interviews Boniface Musavuli on[…]

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Gaza Is Not a Country, and so Israel Is Not Protecting Its Borders

Gaza Strip – May 15 – Israeli Soldiers are shooting civilians in their legs. But they have killed many. Others are in critical condition. Hospitals are swamped with over 3,000 patients. Gaza Strip – May 15, Reuters by Aida Winfred, originally published on Mondoweiss A BBC report published July 20, 2018 accepts the framing of killing of Palestinian civilians as a “defense[…]

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Massive Anti-Racist Crowd Shows, Fringe-Reality Of Racists

By Kevin Zeese, originally published on Popular Resistance, August 12, 2018 The Unite The Right Rally today, one year after the one in Charlottesville, can only be described as a complete flop. The racists were unable to fill a single train car and were dwarfed by police surrounding them and over ten thousand anti-racists, who gathered in various parts of Washington,[…]

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Canada vs. the Rule of Law

David Swanson looks at the recent diplomatic incident which began the Canadian Ambassador complained to the Saudi Prince the abusive treatment of dissident Raif Badawi, and now his sister, a feminist activist in Saudi Arabia.  It’s a nice story where Canada looks pretty righteous.  Other writers have pointed to the hypocrisy of Canada, who is a partner in the ongoing[…]

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Was Patrice Lumumba’s Assassination the Most Important of the Last Century?

by Maurice Carney, first published on TRTWorld, August 6, 2018 The assassination was a disaster not only for the Democratic Republic of Congo, but for the entire African continent. More than half a century later, its shockwaves still reverberate. The assassination of Congo’s first democratically elected prime minister, Patrice Emery Lumumba on January 17, 1961 has been famously termed “the[…]

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