How the US Helped Push Lebanon to The Brink of Collapse

by Ben Norton, published on The Grayzone, August 13, 2020 As the people of Lebanon suffer through one of the worst economic crises in their nation’s conflict-ridden history, the Donald Trump administration is exploiting the disaster to force regime change and weaken Lebanese resistance groups. A massive explosion on August 4 devastated Lebanon’s capital Beirut, killing more than 150 people,[…]

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US vs Iran, Which Side Are You On?

by Jeff Mackler, published on Socialist Action, January 30, 2020 On the brink of war with Iran the Trump administration presented to the American public and to the world the following stated or implied theses: That the U.S. was a civilized nation intent on preventing “terrorist nations” like Iran from destroying the world with nuclear weapons. That as the chief[…]

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The World Must End The US’ Illegal Economic War

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, January 12, 2020 The United States is relying more heavily on illegal unilateral coercive measures (also known as economic sanctions) in place of war or as part of its build-up to war. In fact, economic sanctions are an act of war that kills tens of thousands of people each year[…]

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Media’s Deafening Silence On Latest WikiLeaks Drops Is Its Own Scandal

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on Medium.com, December 28, 2019 WikiLeaks has published yet another set of leaked internal documents from within the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) adding even more material to the mountain of evidence that we’ve been lied to about an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria last year which resulted in airstrikes upon[…]

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The Hugely Important OPCW Scandal Keeps Unfolding. Here’s Why No One’s Talking About It.

by Caitlin Johnstone, published on Popular Resistance, November 20, 2019 The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons is now hemorrhaging evidence that the US and its allies deceived the world once again about yet another military intervention, which should be a front-page story all over the world. Yet if you looked at American news media headlines you’d think the[…]

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The United States Has Produced Very Few Anti-Imperialists; Noam Chomsky is Not One of Them

by Stephen Gowans, published on Stephen Gowan’s Blog, November 3, 2019 Imperialism has penetrated the fabric of our culture, and infected our imagination, more deeply than we usually think.—Martin Green. [1] [Americans] have produced very, very few anti-imperialists. Our idiom has been empire.—William Appleman Williams. [2] In a recent Intercept interview with the beautiful soul Mehdi Hassan, Noam Chomsky resumed[…]

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Syria: Exposing Western Radical Collaboration With Imperialism

by Ajamu Baraka, published on Black Agenda Report, October 16, 2019 “Western radicals must take a consistent anti-imperialist position despite the internal contradictions or problems that existwithin a state in the Global South.” Despite so many self-defined radicals’ reading and claims to understand Gramsci’s corrective to Marxism-Leninism’s mechanistic understanding of the relationship between the base and the ideological superstructure, the ease[…]

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U.S. Peace Council Statement on Turkish Incursion into Syria

from the Executive Committee of the U.S. Peace Council, October 14, 2019 The U.S. Peace Council strongly condemns the illegal incursion of the Turkish forces into Syria with the approval of the Trump Administration and in direct violation of the United Nation’s Charter and international law. Immediately after Turkish incursion, the US war establishment, Republican and Democrat alike, went on[…]

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Latest Journalists’ Smearing Is Part of a Longer Trend of Silencing Anti-Interventionist Voices

by Alan MacLeod, published on the American Herald Tribune, September 24, 2019 The fighting in Syria appears to be slowly drawing to a close. But the propaganda war rages on; a storm of anger erupted over the recent reporting of three progressive journalists from the ravaged Middle Eastern state. Max Blumenthal, Rania Khalek and Anya Parampil traveled to Syria, but[…]

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