Maduro’s Success: Principled Resistance to Imperialism Pays Off

by Francisco Dominguez, published on Countercurrents, June 1, 2022 The world has been stunned by a double wonder: Bolivarian Venezuela’s political survival and its miraculous economic recovery: the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean has reported that it expects the Venezuelan economy to grow for the first time since 2014, by 5 per cent, one of the highest[…]

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A Case for Unfreezing Afghanistan’s Assets

by Kate Alexander, published on Inkstick Media, April 30, 2022 It seems unlikely that the US government is going to amend it’s policies on behalf of Afghan women or Afghan people.   If the awareness that Afghan children are starving has not moved them then concerns about a woman’s ability manage her assets to free herself from oppression seems unlikely to[…]

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Ukraine and the Global Economic War: Is This Barbarism or Civilization?

by Prabir Purkayastha, produced by  Globetrotter, April 1, 2022 Do the Ukraine war and the action of the United States, the EU and the UK spell the end of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency? Even with the peace talks recently held in Turkey or the proposed 15-point peace plan, as the Financial Times had reported earlier, the fallout[…]

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Many Africans Reject Washington’s Position on Ukraine Crisis

by Abyome Azikiwe, published on Black Agenda Report, March 15, 2022 Many African nations refrain from condemning Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis. They are taking a more independent stance because of their histories of imperialist control and ties with the USSR and the Russian Federation. Half of the Countries Abstaining from the United Nations General Assembly Resolution Condemning Moscow Were African Union Member[…]

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“It Can’t be Illegal to Help a People” – The Persecution of Alex Saab

by Leonardo Flores, published on CodePink Blog, February 2022 “It’s not a crime to fulfill a diplomatic mission. It’s not a crime to evade sanctions that are harming an entire country. It can’t be illegal to help a people.” Camilla Fabri Saab made these impassioned remarks when explaining the situation behind the illegal arrest and extradition – the kidnapping, in[…]

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New US Strategy in Syria For Regime Change

by Steven Sahiounie, published on Mideast Discourse, February 14, 2022 Syria seems forgotten in the U.S. but the Caesar Sanctions, U.S. proxy occupation of the oil wells and wheat fields, and Turkish support for Salafists (including ISIS and many foreigners) in Northern Syria leave the country  unable to rebuild or to meet the needs of the people.  If our attention[…]

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U.S.-EU Hide Their Role in Afghan Hunger Crisis

by Zach Kerns, published on International Action Center, February 7, 2022 On Jan. 24, U.S. and European Union representatives met with representatives of the Taliban in Oslo to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The meeting’s purpose, according to the U.S. State Department, was the “urgency in addressing the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan” and the need to “help alleviate the suffering[…]

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After Daniel Ortega’s Victory in Nicaragua, Biden Signs RENACER Act and OAS Votes to Condemn

by Julie Varughese, published on Toward Freedom, November 14, 2021 Just three days after Sandinista revolutionary Daniel Ortega won his fourth term as Nicaragua’s president with 75.92 percent of the vote, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the RENACER Act. An acronym for the “Reinforcing Nicaragua’s Adherence to Conditions for Electoral Reform Act of 2021,” RENACER slaps sanctions on Ortega government[…]

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Are Nicaraguan Migrants Escaping ‘Repression’—or Economic Sanctions?

by John Perry, published on Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, November 3, 2021 “Record numbers” of migrants are coming into the United States from Nicaragua, according to Newsweek (7/29/21), which blames the increase on “arbitrary arrests and human rights abuses” by the Nicaraguan government. Former Sandinista leader Sergio Ramírez, writing for El Salvador’s El Faro (8/20/21), claims that “repression” by[…]

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Miami Defenders of Twice US Kidnapped Venezuelan Ambassador, Alex Saab, Rally for his Release

by Lauren Smith, published on Orinoco Tribune, October 25, 2021 The U.S. has twice kidnapped Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab. His next court appearance is scheduled for Monday, November 1, and supporters are demanding his freedom. Washington’s actions against Saab contradict both international and humanitarian laws. [Black Agenda Report] On Sunday, October 24th, representatives from more than six independent activist groups[…]

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