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  • The U.S. blockade of Cuba is like the sun; neither will disappear soon. But different: the U.S. politicians and people are aware of the sun, but may have forgotten about the Cuba blockade. It’s persisted for almost 60 years, basically unchanged. The following is about change.

    Looking at change: U.S. and Cuba, blockade and revolution

    The U.S. blockade of Cuba is like the sun; neither will disappear soon. But different: the U.S. politicians and people are aware of the sun, but may have forgotten about the Cuba blockade. It’s persisted for almost 60 years, basically unchanged. The following is about change.

  • Yellow-caking an epidemic: New York Times spreads the virus of hatred, again

    In a repeat of the gutter journalism used to justify the 2003 Iraq War, the New York Times has had to “yellow-cake” up a foul brew of innuendo, half-truths, misrepresentations, outright lies—spiked fiercely with stereotypes, racial hatred, and red-baiting—to makes its case for a China “cover-up.”

  • Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo participates in a signing ceremony in Doha, Qatar, on February 29, 2020. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha/ Public Domain]

    The prospect of peace in Afghanistan is real—and Pakistan is the key player

    The U.S.-Taliban peace agreement signed in Doha on February 29 must be put in proper perspective. Indeed, there can’t be two opinions that the curtain is coming down on what U.S. President Donald Trump called the “endless war” in which America squandered away over a trillion dollars and lost thousands of lives with no victory in sight. Equally, without a doubt, this is the finest hour of Pakistan’s statecraft since the country’s creation in 1947.

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    A World no longer shaped by Atlantic powers

    The annual Munich Security Conference that took place February 14-16 this year turned out to be an iconic event, drawing comparison with the one held in the same Bavarian city on February 10, 2007, where in a prophetic speech Russian President Vladimir Putin had criticized the world order characterized by the United States’ global hegemony and its “almost uncontained hyper use of force—military force—in international relations.”

  • Painting is by Hakim al-Hakel, one of Yemen’s most distinguished artists. He is now in exile in Jordan.

    Witnessing the hell that a migrant can face

    The Saudi-UAE war on Yemen has been going on for five years. Despite recent peace talks leading to an improvement in aid distribution, the violence has escalated in certain key districts of Yemen over the past two weeks. Since January, 35,000 Yemenis have been displaced from their homes, an indicator of the dangerous situation in the country.

  • Berlin Bulletin by Victor Grossman


    The right-wing menace, its violence and threat of a genuine fascist take-over, is far from ceasing with the happy ending of a Grimm fairy-tale. Thuringia is where the Nazis gained their first foothold in 1930 and the AfD leader here today, Bjorn Hoecke, is the most vicious and dangerous man in Germany.

  • Members of People’s MTA; Rise and Resist’s Elevator Action Group, Disabled In Action; and the People’s Power Assemblies NYC protest at the base of the New York State Supreme Court Building

    Elevator Protest: The wheels of justice grind much too slowly for These New Yorkers

    Just below the steps leading to the engraved words of George Washington “The true administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government”, members of the People’s MTA, Rise and Resist’s Elevator Action Group, Disabled In Action, The Peoples Power Assemblies NYC were demonstrating for their right to justice.

  • Bolivia: An Election in the Midst of an Ongoing Coup. (Photo by: Santiago Sito)

    Bolivia: An election in the midst of an ongoing coup

    On May 3, 2020, the Bolivian people will go to the polls once more. They return there because President Evo Morales had been overthrown in a coup in November 2019.

  • "U.S. Troops Out of Iraq!" Washington, D.C. National Day of Action, January 4, 2019

    U.S. uneasy as Iraq gets new prime minister

    The protest movement in Iraq, which is now entering its fourth month, has come to be the principal instrument for Washington to surreptitiously advance the broader geopolitical confrontation with Iran that is being played out within the country.

  • Chile Woke Up

    Rebellion in Chile recalls painful history

    The U.S. government facilitated the military coup in 1973 and is surely paying attention to Chile now. U.S. officials may be confident in the staying power of current regime but undoubtedly have concerns about the future of investments and trade.

  • Coronavirus outbreak

    Notes on a novel coronavirus

    The virus’s final penetrance worldwide will depend on the difference between the rate of infection and the rate of removing infections—by recovery or death. If the infection rate far exceeds removal, then the penetrance may approach the whole of humanity, although there will likely accrue large geographic differences.

  • "Who's afraid of the revolution?"

    The Lebanese Intifada, or the growth of an anti-capitalist mass movement

    Today the cow is dry. Businessmen stepped on her neck for years, extracting the last drop of milk. There is nothing left for them to fight for, except for the hopes of using us to beg either from the U.S., the E.U. or the Gulf States.

  • Aishe Ghosh

    Not an inch: Indian students stand against the far-right

    With her head bandaged and her arm in a sling, university student Aishe Ghosh went before the cameras to say that the students of the university she attends in New Delhi would move “not an inch back.”

  • Making sense of a shattering defeat

    As soon as the scale of Labour’s shattering defeat began to emerge last night, pundits began to push the line that this was not just about Brexit but about Jeremy Corbyn and the shift towards socialism. No election is just about one issue—but the evidence backs up the argument that Brexit was the defining factor.

  • Cuban doctors

    U.S. and allies target Cuba’s overseas medical missions

    Three rightwing Latin American governments have forced out Cuban doctors at work in their countries. What they and the US government object to is the revolutionary vision and revolutionary praxis that they represent.

  • Hanna Gharib, general secretary of Lebanon's Communist Party

    ‘We want to put a nail in the coffin of this sectarian system’

    “Today, the American project is attacking on all axes. We cannot resist it on one axis without the other, i.e. just on the military side. We must resist it at all levels: intellectual, political, economic, and social.”

  • Emissions Gap Report 2019

    Emissions Gap Report 2019: Executive Summary

    This is the tenth edition of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Emissions Gap Report. It provides the latest assessment of scientific studies on current and estimated future greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and compares these with the emission levels permissible for the world to progress on a least-cost pathway to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

  • Former President Barack Obama speaks to guests at the Obama Foundation Summit on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology on October 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

    Obama privately considered leading ‘stop-Bernie campaign’ to combat Sanders 2020 surge: Report

    “From lofty heights, Obama has now become a dampener of hope, a barrier to change, and a threat to progress.”

  • Skull from a mass grave in Dasht-e-Leili

    How to commit war crimes—and get away with it

    U.S. President Donald Trump sacked his Navy secretary on Twitter because he did not follow Trump’s advice and retain Navy Special Warfare Operator Edward Gallagher, despite Gallagher being accused of stabbing to death a wounded fighter, of murdering a schoolgirl and an elderly man, and then of obstructing justice.

  • United States invasion of Bolivia

    Evidence talks: U.S. government propelled coup in Bolivia

    A coup on November 10 removed the socialist government of Bolivian President Evo Morales. The trail of evidence—from money flows to U.S. influence within the Bolivian military, and U.S. control of the Organization of American States (OAS)—leaves little doubt that the U.S. government made preparations and orchestrated the final stages of the coup.