National Security State Censoring of Anti-Imperialist Voices the Latest Phase of Their Long-Term Strategy to Divide and Control the Left

Stansfield Smith The US rulers use many tools to disrupt and disorganize the anti-war and anti-imperialist left. Three discussed here include: one, corporate control of the news media gives them free reign to spread disinformation and fake news against foreign and domestic targets. Two, they use government and corporate foundation resources to fund and promote…

Map of Actions and Actors in the Soft War Against Cuba

Misión Verdad Luis Otero Alcántara’s light-hearted gimmickry has contributed to the overexposure of the soft coup strategy exercised against Cuba since Trump occupied the White House (Photo: Archive). Last March 30, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, issued  a statement  in which he described as “spontaneous demonstrations” that were…

The AFL-CIO’s Nazi Friendly Union in Ukraine

Giorgio Manfredi The AFL-CIO recently hosted a fundraiser by the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) which aimed to support labor organizations in Ukraine assisting families suffering through the current crisis. One of the labor organizations is the Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine (KVPU) which is a partner of the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center. A…

“Summit for Democracy” and the Empire’s New Weapons

William Serafino On December 9 and 10, the so-called “Summit for Democracy” took place, an online event sponsored by the Biden administration as part of a new attempt to revive the global hegemony of the empire, weakened for several years now by a polycentric architecture of international actors of different sizes, influence and geopolitical scope,…

Uyghur Tribunal: US Lawfare at its Lowest

Brian Berletic The so-called “Uyghur Tribunal” is promoted across the Western media as an “independent” tribunal. AP claims that it seeks to lay out evidence that will “compel international action to tackle growing concerns about alleged abuses in Xinjiang.” The tribunal – having no legal basis or enforcement mechanism – will clearly be used to help bolster…

How the US Government Stokes Racial Tensions in Cuba and Around the World

Alan Macleod HAVANA — “A Black uprising is shaking Cuba’s Communist regime,” read The Washington Post’s headline on the recent unrest on the Caribbean island. “Afro-Cubans Come Out In Droves To Protest Government,” wrote NPR. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal went with “Cuba’s Black Communities Bear the Brunt of Regime’s Crackdown” as a title. These were examples of a slew of coverage in the…

Zambian Election Could Be Turning Point in Supercharging World’s Transition to Clean Energy—But May Destroy the Zambian People

Jeremy Kuzmarov Residents go about their daily routine with the pollution caused by the Mopani copper mines in the background. [Source: trendsnafrica.com] As Zambia’s huge copper deposits—a key component in clean energy electric vehicles and batteries—make the country richer and richer, its people are poised to become poorer and poorer as their new millionaire president…

How the NED, Open Society Foundations and NATO Collectively Fund Institutions Driving Development of Canadian Political Thought

Aidan Jonah People think that Canadian public discourse is mostly by Canadians, about Canadian priorities. But the amount of direct influence from abroad is staggering. Organizations that represent global neo-liberalism, from NATO to the NED, to those sponsored by Open Society Foundations, involve themselves in the creation of thought in Canada. Organizations with Canadian names,…

The United States: Six Decades of Criminal Policies against Cuba

Hector Bernardo The invasion of Playa Girón, the bombing of the Barbados airliner, the brutal blockade that increased in the midst of the pandemic, the assassination attempts against Fidel Castro, the hotel bombings, Operation Peter Pan, the ZunZuneo project and the disappearance of Cuban diplomats in Argentina are just some of the events that comprise…

The Bay of Tweets: Documents Point to US Hand in Cuba Protests

Alan Macleod HAVANA — Cuba was rocked by a series of anti-government street protests earlier this week. The U.S. establishment immediately hailed the events, putting its full weight behind the protestors. Yet documents suggest that Washington might be more involved in the events than it cares to publicly divulge. As many have reported, the protests,…

Uruguay: The Left Held Hostage

Jorge Capelán Uruguay is one of the countries with the most police per 100,000 inhabitants in Latin Latin America. Recently, the magazine Brecha de Uruguay published an “open letter” regarding Nicaragua signed by a number of personalities of the left wing of that country. Following the same script of NATO (and its U.S. owners), it…