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U.S. bombs Syria and ridiculously claims self defense

On orders of President Biden, the United States has launched an airstrike on a facility in Syria. As of this writing the exact number of killed and injured is unknown, with early reports claiming “a handful” of people were killed.

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Disengagement between Chinese and Indian forces at the banks of the Pangong lake in Eastern Ladakh

India’s forever wars and forever warriors

Looking ahead, pre-conditions now exist for a positive turn to the India-China bilateral relationship.

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Role of NGOs in Promoting Neo-Colonialism

Role of NGOs in promoting neo-Colonialism

There are literally thousands of NGOs, the better known being Oxfam, Greenpeace, and Amnesty International.

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Liberation News Biden's first directive to the war machine

Biden’s first directive to the war machine

In his first presidential visit to the Pentagon yesterday, Joe Biden announced the creation of an anti-China task force.

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Vice Adm. Charles A. Richard, commander of US Strategic Command, speaks during a change of command ceremony at Offutt AFB in Nebraska, Nov. 18, 2019. Nati Harnik | AP

Head of Strategic Command: U.S. must prepare for “very real possibility” of nuclear war with China

In an era when international cooperation in the face of pandemics and climate change is essential, the world appears to be racing towards a new Cold War, and unfortunately, few except the military top brass are talking about it.

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“China also learned from the Gulf War that the US had established its dominance and hegemony through military might. The US could beat you whenever they want to”

How the Gulf War sparked China’s military revolution

With the technology and firepower on show during the conflict – precision bombing, satellite guidance, missile interception, air-to-surface strike to eliminate tanks, electronic warfare, one-way transparency on the battlefield, stealth bombers – the Gulf War was a “psychological nuclear attack” on China, observers say.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Poland 2020

‘Who ended the Holocaust?’

The 2014 coup is now called with masterly irony in Wikipedia “The Revolution of Dignity.” That is a Big Lie even Josef Goebbels would have envied.

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Berlin Bulletin by Victor Grossman

Echoes and elections

The U.S.-American night-mare, tight-lipped and pouting, was finally forced to gallop off to its luxurious stable in Florida. Almost every European joined in “Hurrah!” cheers as it watched him go!

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Casualties of the Old Cold War Should Inform Opposition to U.S.’ New Cold War against China

Casualties of the Old Cold War should inform opposition to U.S.’ New Cold War against China

The U.S. share of the global economy has shrunk dramatically since 1960. On the other hand, China is on pace to surpass the U.S. in GOP terms in 2030. 

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Engels on the Peasant War in Germany

At a time when peasant masses in the country are engaged in a valiant struggle for the repeal of the Central government’s three infamous laws, and have laid peaceful siege to Delhi, braving rains and bitter cold, it is worth recalling Friedrich Engels’ study of the peasant war in Germany in 1525, that also celebrated […]

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American Capitalism’s Endless Military Drive

American capitalism’s endless military drive

The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has announced that weapons exports have risen by 2.8% to $175 billion in 2020. In their annual briefing on U.S. arms sales, the Pentagon and State Department cold-bloodedly described this increase as an “accomplishment.”

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The UN Convention on War Crimes should be Applied to the United States

The UN Convention on War Crimes should be applied to the United States

Despite the measures taken by the international community to reinforce global security and protect civilians from the relentless increase in the number of armed conflicts, unjustified civilian casualties are not decreasing, and not only in the tinder box that is the Middle East, but also in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and even in Europe.

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Xi Jinping

The war on China

The propaganda surrounding COVID-19 and China’s response is only the latest escalation in a long term geopolitical strategy by U.S. imperialism to destroy it. Few people on the left or the socialist movement in the imperial core have been paying attention to the historic breakup of the U.S.-China relationship.

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Colonial injustice: the pardoning of the Blackwater killers

Along with a motley collection of wealthy swindlers and fraudsters, President Donald Trump on Dec. 22 pardoned four former Blackwater private contractors (mercenaries) convicted in the infamous Sept. 16, 2007, Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad.

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RESIST AFRICOM

RESIST AFRICOM

AFRICOM: The expansion of U.S. military interests on African soil

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Palestine flags at Labour Conference, September 2018. Photo: James Thomas Griffiths

Starmer’s purge turns against Palestine solidarity

The ongoing attack on the left in Labour is increasingly targeting those who are vocal in support for Palestine, writes Sybil Cock.

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President Roosevelt and T.V. Soong, foreign minister of China, purchases from Postmaster General Walker some of the new five-cent stamps symbolizing freedom and democracy in both the United States and China. The stamp carries pictures of President Lincoln and Sun Yat-Sen, first president of China, and a Chinese inscription (Photo: Library of Congress)

Qiao Collective on challenging U.S. aggression on China, the role of the Western left

On the domestic front, the U.S. propaganda machine mostly works instead to position China as this great, menacing oriental Other. We’ve seen this during the COVID-19 pandemic in Trump’s rhetoric about the “China virus” and in Biden’s attempts at one-upmanship.

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