Self Determination for Kashmir

By Ruwan Munasinghe, published in Socialist Action, August 8, 2019 Late on Sunday, Aug. 4, with hardly a notice, India moved tens of thousands of troops into what is already the most militarized region on the planet. In Indian-administered Kashmir, politicians, especially opposition leaders (but even some loyal to India), were placed under house arrest. Internet and landline service have been[…]

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U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Illegal under UN and OAS Charters, and US Laws

Add Newby Editorial Staff, Countercurrents, June 7, 2019 Sanctions imperialism has imposed on Venezuela are illegal. The UN and Organization of American States (OAS) charters, and U.S. laws find this illegal action. Media reports said: The unilateral economic sanctions is an explicit violation of international law protected under the UN, OAS charters, human rights stipulations, and even U.S. law. Despite[…]

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Gangster Politics: U.S. War Threats Intensify on Iran

Image from US Embassy Correspondence, Tiblisi, Georgia by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World and IAC blogs, May 21, 2019 May 20 — Another U.S. initiated crisis reached an ominous level this past week with President Trump’s announcement that Iran suddenly presented a new, unspecified threat, serious enough to send a U.S. Naval aircraft carrier battle group churning toward the[…]

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How the ICC Intends to Violate a UN Security Council Decision and Try Bashar al-Assad

Everyone believed it to be impossible for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to try the Syrians, since China and Russia exercised their vetos against a Western draft resolution to do so. But no! A piece of legal sleight of hand may make it possible to dodge the decision of the Security Council. The Court hopes to incriminate President Bachar el-Assad,[…]

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Trump’s Brilliant Strategy to Dismember U.S. Dollar Hegemony

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Claire for Counterpunch by Michael Hudson, published on CounterPunch Blog, February 8, 2019 The end of America’s unchallenged global economic dominance has arrived sooner than expected, thanks to the very same Neocons who gave the world the Iraq, Syria and the dirty wars in Latin America. Just as the Vietnam War drove the United States off[…]

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Arrest of Marzieh Hashemi Reveals the Nature of Bipartisan Police State

Editor’s note: Marzieh Hashemi has since been released, though this does not excuse the treatment she has been subjected to. by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, January 23, 2019 The only reason our sister is being held captive is to once again demonstrate how a runaway slave is treated. “Even the Bill of Rights doesn’t provide protections when[…]

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