Shadow Boxing for Empire: The Mueller Report

James Petras Introduction By the end of the Obama regime, the US had gone through seven wars and was in the process of losing five of them. Washington was facing global challenges to its dominant economic and political role from Russia and China. The US adopted a dual response: to pursue a policy of reconciliation…

Cuban Revolutionary Government Declaration on the Playa Girón Anniversary

Granma Today, April 17, is the anniversary of the launching of the United State’s 1961 military invasion at Playa Girón. (Bay of Pigs) The Cuban people’s resolute response in defense of the Revolution and socialism, within only 72 hours, produced the first military defeat of imperialism in America. Strangely, the date was chosen by the…

Global NATO: A 70-Year Alliance of Oppressors in Crisis

Horace G. Campbell On the Limits of  Military Management of the International System Introduction The celebration of NATO’s 70 years of existence provides another opportunity to unearth the real history of the ideas, practices and destruction wrought by this military alliance. Even with the clear exposure of the cooperation between NATO, the CIA and the…

On NATO’s 70th Anniversary it is Important to Remember its Anti-democratic Roots

Yves Engler “The power  of the communists, wherever that power flourishes, depends upon their ability to suppress and destroy the free institutions that stand against them. They pick them off one by one: the political parties, the trade unions, the churches, the schools, the universities, the trade associations, even the sporting clubs and the kindergartens….

Now for Confrontation in Space

Brian Cloughley There was much international news in mid-March, although little of it was encouraging for those who prefer peace to war, handshakes to sabre-rattling, and cooperation to confrontation. But there was one item of good cheer which showed that friendly cooperation between the US and Russia continues, albeit unobtrusively. It concerned the International Space…

Welcome to Hell: The Peruvian Mining City of La Rinconada

Andre Vltchek Magestic approach to La Rinconadsa – through garbage © Andre Vltchek While the West attacks Venezuela, a country that improved the lives of many of its citizens, it overlooks horrors that are taking place in Peru and other ‘pro-market’ countries in Latin America. La Rinconada, which lies at over 5km above sea level,…

New Zealand Mosque Massacre: White Supremacy and Western Wars

James Petras The mass murder and wounding of 97 Muslim worshipers in Christchurch, New Zealand (NZ) which took place on Friday, March 15, 2019, has profound political, ideological, and psychological roots. First and most important, Western countries led by the Anglo-American world has been at war killing and uprooting millions of Muslims with impunity over…

Canada: “First We Take Caracas Then We Take Havana.”

Yves Engler That’s the thinking driving the Donald Trump administration’s policy towards Venezuela, according to a Wall Street Journal story titled “U.S. Push to Oust Venezuela’s Maduro Marks First Shot in Plan to Reshape Latin America.” Adding credence to this thesis, on Monday US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that “Cuba is the true imperialist…

Electrical Sabotage is a Crime Against Humanity

Ana Cristina Bracho Thinking about war and law can lead us into certain traps. For example, we believe that war is forbidden and that all ways to do harm or reasons to hurt or kill are also forbidden. The reality is very different, especially when we move from the principal declarations and arrive at agreements,…

Cuba Condemns the Terrorist Sabotage of the Power Supply System in Venezuela

DECLARATION OF THE REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT CUBA CONDEMNS THE TERRORIST SABOTAGE AGAINST THE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN VENEZUELA The Revolutionary Government strongly condemns the sabotage perpetrated against the power supply system in Venezuela, which is a terrorist action intended to harm the defenseless population of an entire nation and turn it into a hostage of the…

Venezuela Blackouts: ‘Straight From the Cyberwar Playbook’

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has blamed cybernetic warfare on the recent widespread blackouts that have affected the country in recent days. One contributor to Forbes analyzes that possibility based on both history and the stated intentions of foreign entities choosing to interfere in another country’s affairs. In a recent column, Forbes contributor Kalev Leetaru, who writes on the…

What Trucks Carrying “Humanitarian Aid” from Colombia Actually Contained

teleSUR journalist Madeleine García shows what was in the trucks with supposed “humanitarian aid” that were burned by the opposition  during the events that took place on the Francisco de Paula Santander bridge, which connects the Venezuelan population of Ureña with Cúcuta in Colombia. There were cables, wire cutters, whistles, nails and material for so-called…

Canadian Military in Haiti. Why?

Yves Engler Canadian troops may have recently been deployed to Haiti, even though the government has not asked Parliament or consulted the public for approval to send soldiers to that country. Last week the Haiti Information Project photographed heavily-armed Canadian troops patrolling the Port-au-Prince airport. According to a knowledgeable source I emailed the photos to, they were…

The CIA: Using Turkey to Pressure China

Thierry Meyssan For the last few weeks, the Turkish Press has been talking about the fate of the Uyghurs, the Turkish-speaking Muslim population of China. The political parties of the opposition, including the Kemalists, have been outdoing one another to condemn the Han repression of this minority and its religion. This effervescence follows:  The report…

El Salvador’s Backslide

Hilary Goodfriend With its loss of the presidency in El Salvador’s recent elections, the gains of the revolutionary project launched by the FMLN in 1980 are in serious jeopardy. El Salvador’s Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) has been ousted from office, unseated in Sunday’s presidential election by an ambitious young millionaire who claims to…