The Hypocrisy of the ‘Diplomatic Boycott’ of the 2022 Beijing Olympics

by Charles Xu, from Globetrotter, February 2, 2022 Which human rights matter enough to put politics above sports? For decades, the United States and its European allies have gotten to decide the answer at their convenience. On February 4, the 2022 Winter Olympics are set to open in Beijing. With this, the Chinese capital will become the first city to[…]

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Can Israel Stop the World from Saying ‘Apartheid’? Concealing the Suffering in Palestine

by Vijay Prashad, Globetrotter, February 2, 2022 On January 27, 2022, the Hebrew-language news site Walla published part of the text from a telegram sent by Amir Weissbrod—who is part of the Israeli Foreign Ministry—to Israeli embassies around the world. The telegram warned the Israeli diplomats that in the upcoming 49th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council[…]

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Inside Trump’s Trade Bluster

by Jeff Mackler, originally published on Socialist Action Analyzing President Donald Trump’s excoriating traditional U.S. trading partners at the Group of Seven’s (G7) May meeting in Quebec, Marxist economist Michael Roberts commented: “What all these Trumpist antics revealed is that the period of the Great Moderation and globalization, from the 1980s to 2007, when all major capitalist states worked together[…]

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How Capitalism Fails

A lecture by Yanis Varoufakis, in Cambridge Massachusetts, May 2018 Yanis Varoufakis was the Greek Minister of Finance with the Syriza party government, who resigned after 6 months.   The Syriza Party proclaimed itself ready to make radical changes necessary to restore Greek sovereignty and economic stability.  In 2015, when the Syriza government held a referendum on leaving the EU,[…]

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Nicaragua: Next in Line for Regime Change?

The pattern is similar to events in Libya, Syria and Venezuela, where extreme right-wing political minorities conspired with foreign elites to overthrow the national status quo. Events in Nicaragua over the past week are clearly modeled on the kind of U.S.-led, NATO-driven regime change that succeeded in Libya, Ivory Coast and Ukraine, but has so far failed in Thailand, Syria[…]

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Women, Let’s Unite For Our Rights!

Women, Let’s Unite For Our Rights!   Defend Muslim Women in Quebec against Islamophobic Bill 62! By Tamara Hansen, originally published on Fire This Time This fall the Quebec provincial government passed Bill 62, also known as the “religious neutrality law.” While it refers to “neutrality,” the law is anything but, specifically requiring that Muslim women who wear the Burqa or[…]

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The Story of Charlottesville was Written in Blood in the Ukraine

by BAR editor and columnist Ajamu Baraka “While I recognize the danger of the violent right-wing movement, I am more concerned with the right-wing policies that are being enacted into law and policy by both Democrats and Republicans.” https://blackagendareport.com/story-charlottesville-was-written-blood-ukraine What is the character of racist right-wing politics today? Is it the crazed white supremacist who plows into an anti-fascist demonstration[…]

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