On U.S. “Adversaries”

by Gary Leupp, published on CounterPunch, January 20, 2021 The United States more or less officially regards a handful of countries as “adversaries”: Russia, China, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Venezuela. There is not an official list approved by Congress, but the term is applied by politicians and journalists routinely to these countries. The reasons for their enmity are rarely[…]

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Ilhan Omar: Anti-Zionist Comments Smeared as Anti-Semitic

By Jeff Mackler and Bruce Lesnick, from Socialist Action,  April 2, 2019 In a new campaign reminiscent of the McCarthy era witch-hunt, politicians and media pundits have taken to smearing pro-Palestinian, pro-BDS activists as anti-Semitic. Singled out for special attention are those, like Somali-born Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and Palestinian-American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who happen to be people of color.[…]

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‘Israel has never been so divisive in modern political history’

Image: The anti-boycott legislation fails to move forward. Josh Ruebner’s screenshot of the vote on January 10, 2019.  — anti-BDS bill fails again in Senate — by Philip Weiss, originally published on Mondoweiss, January 11, 2019 Israel has never been so openly politicized in the United States as it is right now. Yesterday afternoon Senate Democrats voted to block the[…]

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