Nicaragua: Breaking Out of the “Soft Coup” Psychosis

Tortilla con Sal, June 24th 2018 In his 2005 Nobel address, British playwright Harold Pinter wrote of US foreign policy that the US rarely invades its target countries, preferring to infect the country with “a malignant growth and watch the gangrene bloom.” Then, when its local allies succeed in taking power, the US President of…

Plan Colombia Version 2.0

Wayne Madsen The election of Colombian narcotics syndicate- and death squad-linked Ivan Duque as president of Colombia will herald the second run of the Pentagon’s and Central Intelligence Agency’s discredited “Plan Colombia.” Plan Colombia saw the systematic murder of farm workers, labor activists, and indigenous peoples by Colombian right-wing paramilitary units like the United Self-Defense…

Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold

Hugo Turner Internationalist 360° In the book Gold Warriors by Sterling and Peggy Seagrave the authors reveal one of the most shocking secrets of the 20th century the amazing story of a vast treasure that Japan managed to loot across Asia which is today worth hundreds of billions if not trillions of dollars, the concealment…

US Leaving the UNHRC: A Step Towards Isolation

Arkady Savitsky So, the US is leaving the 47-member Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC). US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley made the announcement on June 19. The move followed criticism of the US immigration policy, especially the forced separation of alleged undocumented migrant parents from their children. Formally, the reason is the bias against…

US: New Executive Order Proposes to Detain Families Indefinitely

NILC Note: Advocates for immigrant rights should not consider President Trump’s executive order on detaining immigrant children to be a victory. Now the Trump administration will lock up entire families. This is still an immoral violation of the human rights of immigrants. The Trump executive order returns the United States to the abusive policies of…