Black Alliance for Peace Condemns U.S. Attempt to Continue War on Afghanistan As Afghan President Visits Biden

Statement from Black Alliance for Peace, June 25, 2021 Slightly out of date, but right-on in it’s assertions. [jb] JUNE 25, 2021—As Afghan President Ashraf Ghani makes his rounds this week in Washington, the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) opposes any effort to prolong the U.S. war on the Afghan people, including efforts to keep the United States engaged in[…]

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Biden Acknowledges ‘Over the Horizon’ Air Attacks Planned Against Taliban

by Nick Mottern, published on Common Dreams, July 5, 2021 On July 2, fleeing questions from reporters about U.S. plans in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden sought refuge behind the July 4th Independence Day holiday, yet obliquely acknowledged that the U.S. will use some level of “over the horizon” air attacks to prevent the Taliban from taking power, attacks that will[…]

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Increasing Pressure On China: The Pacific is Crowded with Military Ships and War Planes

by Ann Wright, published on Popular Resistance, June 28, 2021 This is quite terrifying.  The United States wants a “free and open” Indo-Pacific sea where they call the shots and make the rules.  What would they think if China wanted a “free and open” Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean sea or Gulf of Mexico where they call the shots.  Meanwhile these War[…]

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Donald Rumsfeld, Rot in Hell

by Ben Burgis, published on Jacobin, June 30, 2021 Here’s a retrospective on the career of Donald Rumsfeld.  The beaming smile in the image below from Wiki-Commons kind of makes you cringe.  Rumsfeld didn’t create the system but he was an enthusiastic participant in and driver of the most egregious excesses of cruelty and violence in his lifetime.  Goodbye and[…]

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US’ Pathway to Iran Has Thorny Shrubs

by M.K. Bhadrakumar, published on Indian Punchline, June 22, 2021 It is painful to read the US reports commenting on the result of Iran’s presidential  election. The New York Times carried a blurb on Monday, “Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s ultraconservative president-elect, said that he would not meet with President Biden, and that Tehran’s position on its ballistic missile program was “nonnegotiable.”[…]

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‘American’ Imperialism is Back – Biden, Blinken, Burns and Austin

by John Catalinotto, published on Workers World, June 22, 2021 Joe Biden ended his weeklong diplomatic trip to Europe June 17 and returned to Washington. It revealed what he meant by “America is back.” Washington aims to retain its place directing the superrich ruling class worldwide. Biden met with the richest and most powerful imperialist leaders in the G7 in[…]

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How Washington is Positioning Syrian Al-Qaeda’s Founder as Its ‘Asset’

by Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal, published on The Grayzone, June 9, 2021 March 2021 marked the 10th anniversary of the Western regime-change war on Syria. And after a decade of grueling conflict, Washington is still maneuvering to extend its longstanding relationship with the Salafi-jihadist militants fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. With the northwestern province of Idlib under the control[…]

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U.S.-led ‘African Lion 21’ hunts for new prey

by Manlio Dinucci, published on International Action Center, June 11, 2021 Published June 8 in Il Manifesto; translation by John Catalinotto. The African Lion, the largest military exercise on the African Continent planned and led by the U.S. Army, began June 7. The exercise includes land, air and naval maneuvers in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and adjacent seas — from North[…]

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The Russia-China Alliance, More than a Bulwark Against Imperialism

by Danny Haiphong, published on Black Agenda Report, April 29, 2021 China’s communist party-led government and enormous non-white population strikes fear in the heart of the hegemon in ways that Russia alone simply cannot. “Growing ties between Russia and China present a new vision for global development which is not bound to the violent limitations of U.S. empire.” Whatever mass[…]

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