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American Curios: Three Anniversaries

By David Brooks on August 31, 2021

2005-displaced workers from Hurricane Katrina, photo: Bill Hackwell

“The fierce urgency of now. This is not the time to engage in the luxury of calm or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make good on the promises of democracy,” declared the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the culmination of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. (more…)

Afghanistan: The Great Game Continues

By Carlos Fazio on August 28, 2021

photo: Bill Hackwell

The media lies of Western propaganda about the fall of Kabul and the withdrawal of the United States from Afghanistan, far from reflecting the definitive crumbling of the empire of chaos could mean a repositioning -with new elements of military privatization via sophisticated technologies, drones, long-range bombers, mercenaries and espionage networks- that obeys a geopolitical reconfiguration (more…)

Kabul, Game Over

By Atilio Borón on August 16, 2021

The fall of Kabul at the hands of the Taliban is a milestone marking the end of the global geopolitical transition. The international system underwent significant changes since the end of World War II. (more…)

Venezuelan President Maduro: ‘Afghanistan Speaks Volumes on Decline of US Empire’

August 17, 2021

photo: prensa presidential

The warmongering and interventionist policy of the United States empire has failed, as evidenced by the “pathetic” situation in which Afghanistan was left following the 20-year US occupation, according to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. (more…)

Campaign for the Elimination of Patents

By Pasqualina Curcio on June 28, 2021

A whole debate has been going on worldwide about the exemption of covid-19 vaccine patents. The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom warned governments and pharmaceuticals that, “unless we eliminate the virus everywhere, we could end up back at square one.” (more…)

US Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for the ‘Crime’ of Securing Food for the Hungry

By Roger D. Harris on May 21, 2021

Caracas protest against the arrest of Alex Saab.

The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic status, and even the use of torture to extract false confessions. This is according to Montréal-based international human rights lawyer John Philpot. He spoke on May 19 at a webinar sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice and other groups about this example of the long reach of the US empire enforcing its deadly sanctions on some one third of humanity. (more…)

The Political Situation and the National Strike in Colombia

By Pedro Santana Rodríguez on May 20, 2021

The protests in Colombia have continued for 23 days in the midst of brutal repression that has resulted in more than 50 demonstrators killed, according to the non-governmental organization INDEPAZ (Instituto de Estudios Para el Desarrollo y La Paz / The Institute of Studies for Development and Peace), as of May 18, 2021. (more…)

Palestine: An Unprecedented Rebellion

By Ángel Guerra Cabrera on May 20, 2021

Photo: Bill Hackwell

The aggression and the attempts by extremist paramilitary units to take away Palestinian families’ houses in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem, and the Israeli occupation of the Al Aqsa Mosque right in the holy month of Ramadan – these were the last straws that finally brought Palestinian patience to an end and resulted in the extremely serious current actions against Gaza by Israel and the general repression of the Palestinians. (more…)

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