Can US Threats Prevent a Wider War in the Middle East?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies While Secretary of State Anthony Blinken has been frantically shuttling around the Middle East trying to stop the Israeli con b flict in Gaza from exploding into a regional war, the United States has also sent two aircraft carrier strike groups, a Marine Expeditionary Unit and 1,200 extra troops to the Middle East as a “deterrent.” In plain language, the United States is threatening [...]

Free, Free Palestine! Stop the Genocide – Cease Fire Now -End the Occupation

Israeli Intelligence, Think Tank Lay Out Plans for Ethnically Cleansing Gaza by Robert Inlakesh https://www.palestinechronicle.com/leaked-documents-israeli-intelligence-think-tank-lay-out-plans-for-ethnically-cleansing-gaza/ On the first day of Israel’s war on the Gaza Strip, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, offered a provocative warning to some 2.3 million civilians in the besieged coastal enclave: “Leave now”, he said, knowing that the people were trapped and could not. However, as time goes on and documents are leaked, there appears to be a [...]

Fascists in Power: USAmerican Unexceptionalism

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA A world-wide trend toward authoritarianism has been widely noted. Neo-fascist parties have taken the reins of power or serve as part of the parliamentary base or ruling coalition in Israel, Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine, among other countries. But the pundits who lament this, and perhaps see Donald Trump as reflecting the same trend in the US, are somehow incapable of seeing that the US is [...]

Putin, South Africa, and the International Criminal Court

by Ann Garrison https://blackagendareport.com/putin-south-africa-and-international-criminal-court On March 17, the International Criminal Court (ICC) indicted and issued arrest warrants for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Commissioner for Children's Rights Maria Lvova-Belova. They are the first and only white people to be indicted by the court. All 44 of those previously indicted have been Africans. Neither Russia, China, nor the US has accepted the jurisdiction of the ICC. The US Congress even passed what’s [...]

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Maduro’s Historic Meeting with Lula in Brazil is a Step Forward for all of Latin America

By Alejandra Garcia and Bill Hackwell photo: Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil https://resumen-english.org/2023/05/maduros-historic-meeting-with-lula-in-brazil-is-a-step-forward-for-all-of-latin-america/ Yesterday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva shook hands again after eight years since they last met. Maduro traveled to Brasilia after almost a decade; the last time was to attend the inauguration of former President Dilma Rousseff (2011-2016). His arrival marks the restart of a path of peace and understanding for both countries and [...]

MA’AN and the Protests for Democracy in Israel

Questions and Answers by WAC-MAAN      The MA'AN Workers Association/Workers Advice Center, based in Israel, fights for worker rights and has joined the protest movement for democracy with the slogan "Without democracy there are no workers' rights". They have spent more than a decade organizing Arab workers in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank as well. More here, in Hebrew: www.wac-maan.org.il MAAN Workers Association joined the Israeli protest movement for democracy [...]

Zionism and the Nakba at 75

Zionism and the Nakba by Donna Nevel   As Israel and many of its supporters prepare to celebrate the 75th anniversary of its settler colonial foundaing, and Palestinians mark the anniversary of the Nakba (atastrophe and ethnic cleansing), we are reprinting excerpts from this Jewish critique of Zionism as a contribution to international solidarity with the just struggle to free, free Palestine. See calendar listings for pro-Palestine actions around May 15. The [...]

The Sound of the New War Drum Goes Tik Tok

By Wei Yu, Nuvpreet Kalra and Melissa Garriga Last [month], a Congressional hearing took place where the TikTok CEO was grilled for five hours on the grounds of “security concerns.” This was days after the FBI and DOJ launched an investigation on the Chinese-owned American company. Isn’t it ironic that while the US government is putting TikTok under the magnifying glass, it’s turning a blind eye to its own surveillance programs on [...]

Israel, Rwanda and the African Union

by Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report Contributing Editor https://blackagendareport.com/israel-africa-0  On February 18, at the annual summit of the African Union, AU security personnel removed an Israeli delegate who had arrived without an invitation. In 2021, the AU granted Israel observer status, but outcry among members led to suspension of the decision and formation of a committee to review it. Israel, with colossal arrogance, sent its envoy, Sharon Bar-Li, to the 2023 annual [...]

Who’s winning and losing the economic war over Ukraine?

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Photo: Half a million tons of methane rise from the sabotaged Nord Stream pipeline. Photo credit: Swedish Coast Guard With the Ukraine war now reaching its one-year mark on February 24, the Russians have not achieved a military victory but neither has the West achieved its goals on the economic front. When Russia invaded Ukraine, the United States and its European allies vowed to [...]

Nuclear Extortion?  Abolish Nuclear Weapons

By Marcy Winograd and Medea Benjamin In a moment of candor, President Biden told Democratic Party contributors the risk of nuclear “Armageddon” is the highest since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, when the Soviet Union installed nuclear missiles in Cuba, 90 miles from Florida. Referring to Russian President Putin’s veiled threats to use short-range nuclear weapons in Ukraine, the President added it was the first time since the Cuban Missile Crisis such [...]

The Growing Chorus for Peace in Ukraine

by Nicolas Davies and Medea Benjamin   Ukraine has been wracked by shocking destruction and deadly violence since Russia invaded the country in February. Estimates of the death toll range from a confirmed minimum of 27,577 people, including 6,374 civilians, to over 150,000. The slaughter can only get more horrific as long as all sides, including the United States and its NATO allies, remain committed to war. In the first weeks of [...]

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