All Out to Protest the Illegal Seizure by the D.C. Police of the Venezuelan Embassy!

National Mobilization Saturday, May 18 at the Venezuelan Embassy in D.C.! UPDATE: In violation of international and U.S. law, police invaded the Venezuelan embassy and arrested the Embassy Protection Collective members who were More »

Odessa massacre: five years passed – nothing changed

Yesterday Odessa residents commemorated fifth anniversary of massacre in the Trade union house at Kulikovo field square. That day five years before a mob of aggressive neo-fascists burnt alive their opponents, who More »

Venezuela: the counter-revolution raises its head

The self-proclaimed “Interim President” of Venezuela Juan Guaido is attempting to carry out a military coup, “Operation Freedom”, as he has named the “final phase” of his attempt to remove Maduro. He More »

German teachers union shows support for Kurdish hunger strikers

While Western governments continue their silence in the face of the hunger strikes launched by DTK Co-chair and HDP Hakkari MP Leyla Guven to demand an end to the isolation imposed upon More »

Egypt stages referendum to institutionalize General Sisi’s dictatorship

by Bill Van Auken Egypt’s military-dominated dictatorship is rushing ahead with a referendum this weekend on constitutional amendments that would effectively make Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi dictator for life, while institutionalizing the More »

 

USA | All Out to Protest the Illegal Seizure by the D.C. Police of the Venezuelan Embassy!

National Mobilization Saturday, May 18 at the Venezuelan Embassy in D.C.!

UPDATE: In violation of international and U.S. law, police invaded the Venezuelan embassy and arrested the Embassy Protection Collective members who were inside. The four are now in police custody. Join us to protest the unprecedented illegal U.S. seizure of the embassy of another sovereign state, and to demand: “U.S. Hands Off Venezuela!”

USA | Iran: Preparing the ‘Battle Space’

by Alastair Crooke

Bernard Lewis, a British-American historian of the Middle East, has been formidably influential in America – his policy ideas have towered over Presidents, policy-makers and think-tanks, and they still do. Though he died last year, his baleful views still shape America’s thinking about Iran. Mike Pompeo, for example, has written: “I met him only once, but read much of what he wrote. I owe a great deal of my understanding of the Middle East to his work … He was also a man who believed, as I do, that Americans must be more confident in the greatness of our country, not less”.

USA | RussiaGate is Dead! Long Live Russiagate!

Now that Mueller’s $40 million Humpty Trumpty investigation is over and found wanting of its original purpose (to retire Trump), perhaps the ruling class can return without interruption to the business of destroying the world with ordnance, greenhouse gases, and regime changes. A few more CIA-organized blackouts in Venezuela (it’s a simple trick if one follows the Agency’s “Freedom Fighter’s Manual”), and the US will come to the rescue, Grenada style, and set up yet another neoliberal regime. There is a small solace that with Trump, Pompeo, and Bolton, there is at least a semblance of transparency in their reckless interventions. The assessed value of Guaido and Salman, they forthrightly admit, is in their countries’ oil reserves. And Russians better respect the Monroe Doctrine and manifest destiny if they know what’s good for them. Crude as they may be, Trump’s men tell it like it is. And when Bolton speaks of “the Western Hemisphere’s shared goals of democracy, security, and the rule of law,” he is of course referring to US-backed coups, military juntas, debt bondage, invasions, embargoes, assassinations, and other forms of gunboat diplomacy.

USA | The New York Times ‘burning aid’ story shows the corporate media is weeks behind independent outlets

by John McEvoy

On 10 March, the New York Times published a story disputing the US government’s claims that Venezuelan officials had burned US ‘aid’ trucks. The report showed that it was Venezuelan opposition protesters – and not pro-government forces – that had set the trucks alight.

USA | Ex-CIA agent: – We got millions to destroy Yugoslavia

Former CIA agent, Robert Baer, said in an interview with the Bosnian-speaking newspaper WebTribune, during a promotion tour for his upcoming book “Secrets of the White House”, in Quebec, Canada, that he and his group of agents in the nineties received millions of dollars to spread hatred and contributing to disunity in Yugoslavia. Baer was a leading agent for the CIA in 1991-94, and about his job then he says among other things:

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