Open Letter to Amnesty International

Open Letter to Amnesty International by a Former Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience By Camilo E. Mejia, Latin America in Movement, June 14, 2018 ** Through this letter I express my unequivocal condemnation of Amnesty International with regards to the destabilizing role it has played in Nicaragua, my country of birth. I open this letter quoting Donatella Rovera, who at the time this[…]

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Teacher Strikes: New Beginning for Labor?

By Jeff Mackler, originally posted on Socialist Action North Carolina teachers capped off two months of unprecedented national teacher militancy as they rallied 20,000 strong at the state capitol on May 16. During their one-day “sick leave” strike, the teachers closed down 40 local school districts with one million students. As with the previous five statewide teacher strikes in 2018,[…]

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Deadly siege of Yemeni port of Hodeidah begins with Washington’s aid and approval

Editor’s note: This article describes an emerging crisis within a long term catastrophe for the people of Yemen.   Ex President Abd Mansur Rabbuh Hadi and the nephew of Ali Abdullah Saleh, referred to in teh mainstream press as representing the ‘Government of Yemen’ are competing for a puppet throne, but have no legitimacy on the ground in Yemen.   by Bill[…]

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North Korea Issue is Not De-Nuclearization but De-Colonization

by Ajamu Baraka, originally published on Black Agenda Report, June 13, 2018 “The psychopathology of white supremacy invisibilizes the absurdity and illegitimacy of the United States being in a position to negotiate the fate of millions of Koreans.” The critics had already signaled their strategy for derailing any meaningful move toward normalizing relations between the United States and North Korea.[…]

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The Foundation For International Justice Is Anti-Imperialism

Above: An Anti-Imperialist Mural in Caracas, Venezuela. From Telesur. by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, originally published on Popular Resistance, June 10, 2018 The United States has had a policy of imperialism beginning after the Civil War. The US way of war, developed against Indigenous peoples, spread worldwide as the US sought to extend its power through military force, economic[…]

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First Thoughts On The Kim Trump Photo-Op Summit

by Bernhard, originally published on Moon Of Alabama, June 12, 2018 The photo-op summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea went well. The visuals show North Korea and the United States as equal partners. The atmosphere was cordial. Both sides won. The signed document is short. The core part: Convinced[…]

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On the Eve of the Kim-Trump Summit – Facts, Fantasies and Prospects

Photo: Jung Yeon-je /AFP By Tim Beal,  Zoom In Korea originally published on , June 11, 2018 As the Singapore Summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim approach we have been submerged under a deluge of articles and op-eds. Most are uninformed, some are ignorant. Symptoms are confused with issues, consequences with causes. Causality is frequently inverted. For instance there[…]

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A Tale of Two Summits

“No one should be concerned because Trump ruined the party held by the biggest thieves.” There were two summits of world leaders held very recently. The one which got Americans’ attention was the Group of Seven (G7), comprised of Canada, the United States, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, and Germany. The meeting, held in Quebec, proved that Donald Trump means[…]

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The Eerie Silence Surrounding the Assange Case

Julian Assange remains cut off from the world in Ecuador’s London embassy, shut off from friends, relatives and thousands of supporters, leaving him unable to do his crucial work, as John Pilger discusses with Dennis J. Bernstein. ~ Consortium News By Dennis J Bernstein, originally published on Consortium News,  June 9, 2018, taken from a radio interview on Flashpoints on Pacifica’s[…]

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