A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender

A Brief History of Kill Lists, From Langley to Lavender by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies The Israeli online magazine +972 has published a detailed report on Israel’s use of an artificial intelligence (AI) system called “Lavender” to target thousands of Palestinian men in its bombing campaign in Gaza. When Israel attacked Gaza after October 7, the Lavender system had a database of 37,000 Palestinian men with suspected links to [...]

Global Leaders Plead for Peace in Ukraine at UN

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies As it did last year, the 2023 United Nations General Assembly has been debating what role the United Nations and its members should play in the crisis in Ukraine. The United States and its allies still insist that the UN Charter requires countries to take Ukraine’s side in the conflict, “for as long as it takes” to restore Ukraine’s pre-2014 internationally recognized borders. They [...]

NATO in “Latin” America

by Rick Rozoff https://antibellum679354512.wordpress.com/2021/07/14/natos-800-mile-border-with-south-america/#comments The website of NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium featured a story on Bastille Day in which it interviewed a French officer with the SHAPE military police.  SHAPE had been based in France until Charles de Gaulle evicted it in 1967 when he withdrew from NATO’s integrated military structure. The interview was unremarkable until the Frenchman was asked what were some aspects of France [...]

Ongoing Coup Attempt: US Already Interfering in Upcoming Venezuelan Elections

US Already Interfering in Upcoming Venezuelan Elections By: teleSUR -United World International-mrs   US President Donald Trump has maintained strong economic pressure against Venezuela, having signed numerous decrees blocking the assets of the Venezuelan authorities within U.S. jurisdiction. Giants such as the Central Bank of Venezuela and the state-owned oil company PDVSA were also included in the sanctions list.   Now, Washington has announced it will even impose sanctions against foreign citizens [...]

Massive Strike in Colombia

Over 180 Organizations take Part in Massive Strike in Colombia   On April 25, over 180 social movements, political parties, trade unions, Indigenous and Afro-descendant organizations, mobilize on Colombia’s major roads, streets, highways, plazas, universities and shop floors as part of the National Strike. This massive strike will see participation from diverse sectors of Colombian society, who have united in their diversity to challenge the repressive right-wing national government. With the mobilization, [...]

Repudiate the Attempted Coup by the US and its Accomplices in Venezuela

Venezuelans demonstrate in support of the Bolivarian Revolution and Maduro and against US sanctions and intervention Repudiate the Attempted Coup in Venezuela by the US and its Accomplices Statement of the Communication Forum for the Integration of Our America (FCINA) In defense of Peace and the sovereignty of Latin America and the Caribbean, we repudiate the attempted coup of the United States and accomplices in Venezuela   The communication networks and social [...]

The “Masterstroke” of the US Against Venezuela

The "Masterstroke" of the US Against Venezuela [Excerpts] by Stella Calloni The US and its partners are quietly preparing a brutal "Plan to end the dictatorship of Venezuela": the "Masterstroke."  The document, labeled "Top Secret" and dated Feb. 23, 2018, is available on-line here: https://www.voltairenet.org/article201100.html. This plan is already underway. Its first part began before the upcoming Venezuelan elections. If they do not succeed in overthrowing President Nicolás Maduro with this new [...]

Colombia: Peace in the Shadow of Genocide

Colombia: Peace in the Shadow of Genocide https://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/14/colombia-peace-in-the-shadow-of-genocide/ by Dan Kovalik - December 14, 2016   A follow-up on our brief report last month on the No vote rejecting the Colombia peace accords between the government and the FARC guerrillas, which has now been revived in modified form by parliamentary action. However, death squad activity against civil society supporters of the peace agreement and human rights advocates among labor, peasant, indigenous, students [...]

Colombia Peace Process Suffers Setback

Columbian Government and FARC signed a Peace Accord, but Voters Reject It Statement of the Colombia Peace Project on the Peace Accord between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas: After four years of negotiations, the FARC guerrillas and the Colombian government have reached a peace agreement. The Colombia Peace Project endorses the accord; but we all know this isn’t the end of the struggle. Many communities face violence as they engage [...]


Latin América Colombia: Unfair Decision Against Piedad Córdoba By Carlos Quintanilla Colombian Senator, Piedad Córdoba, was banned from public office on September 27 for 18 years because of her alleged ties to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). FARC is regarded as a terrorist organization by Colombia, the United States and Europe. Córdoba is also a peace activist, and is the leader of the civil society group “Colombians for Peace,” She [...]

New President-Elect Promises to Follow Uribe’s Era

By Carlos Quintanilla Juan Manuel Santos, former National Defense Minister of Colombia, became President-elect with 69 percent of the runoff vote on Sunday, June 20. He defeated Green Party candidate Antanas Mockus who received 27.5 percent. Nearly 30 million Colombians were eligible to vote in the runoffs, but only 9 million went to the polls. The rest, according to Diario El Tiempo, stayed home to watch the World Cup games. In his [...]

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