On the Biden Plantation

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, January 19, 2022 One can’t disagree with Margaret’s words.  However, leaving aside commentary on that hideous insulting meeting with black leaders in December 2020, you could replace the term ‘Black people’ or ‘Black voters’ with ‘ordinary Americans’ on every point. [jb] The idea that Joe Biden would provide harm reduction was created[…]

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The U.S. Makes a Mockery of Treaties and International Law

by K. J. Noh, published on Pressenza, January 8, 2022 The U.S. seeks to position itself as a global imperial government through the so called Rules Based Order.  How long do they expect the world to put up with this behavior?  Although it controls some forces underlying the global order some potential for coercion, these aren’t going to be enough[…]

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Biden’s Summit of Hypocrisy, Not Democracy

by Sara Flounders, published on Workers World, December 21, 2021 With great publicity, President Joe Biden called a grand, international Summit on Democracy for Dec 9-10. This gathering, held on Zoom, was hardly more than a Washington D.C., webinar with a few hundred well-chosen invitees and a well-controlled microphone. Biden invited 111 countries. He snubbed another 81 countries, representing more[…]

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Have You Been Lied to About Xinjiang, Human Rights − and China?

This Statement was issued by the International Action Center; the report is available in PDF. Claiming that it is acting in defense of human rights, the U.S. tries to cover its own criminal record on internal human rights violations and its record of endless wars, assassinations, coups and devastating sanctions by making charges and targeting other countries. Propaganda fuels U.S.[…]

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The Case of Peng Shuai and U.S.Hypocrisy

by Monica Moorehead, published in Workers World, December 7, 2021 U.S. and Western imperialism are super-obsessed with finding any angle to demonize and smear the People’s Republic of China, politically, economically and culturally. A main strategy for these anti-communist attacks on China has been accusations of so-called human rights abuses. For example, President Joe Biden has gone on record calling[…]

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Ten Contradictions That Plague Biden’s Democracy Summit

by Nicolas J. S. Davies and Medea Benjamin President Biden’s virtual Summit for Democracy on December 9-10 is part of a campaign to restore the United States’ standing in the world, which took such a beating under President Trump’s erratic foreign policies. Biden hopes to secure his place at the head of the “Free World” table by coming out as[…]

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Nicaragua’s Evidence-Based Democracy Threatens U.S. Oppression Domestically and Abroad

by Lauren Smith, published on Covert Action Magazine, December 6, 2021 Despite Washington’s best effort to derail Nicaragua’s electoral process through hybrid warfare, strong voter turnout resulted in a decisive victory by the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN), and the reelection of President Daniel Ortega with 75.92% of the votes cast. Nicaragua’s non-partisan, independent Supreme Electoral Council (CSE) reported on[…]

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Rittenhouse and Verdict Mania

by Margaret Kimberley, published on Black Agenda Report, November 23, 2021 Black people give great attention to certain court cases in hopes of receiving justice when the system is designed to be unjust. That recognition and the commitment to fighting back will be of greater use than divining conclusions about a racist nation when juries reach verdicts. Every high-profile trial[…]

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ACT UP Boston charges city with mass violations of human rights

by Aezra El, published on Workers World, November 14, 2021 On Nov. 5, ACT UP Boston, labor leaders, frontline harm reductionists, housing advocates, contingents of students, folks who have been houseless and people who use drugs converged on City Hall for a protest press conference and speak-out. Days earlier, city officials began waging their “sheriff’s plan,” setting up kangaroo courts,[…]

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Glasgow Climate Talks Are, in Many Ways, ‘Harder Than Paris’

by Bob Berwyn, published on Inside Climate News, November 1, 2021 Success of the two-week negotiations rides on wealthy nations committing to fast emissions cuts and paying promised aid to poor countries most threatened by global warming, the COP26 president says. To many following the decades-long journey of the United Nations climate negotiations, the 26th Conference of the Parties beginning[…]

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