Manufacturing Consent: How the United States Has Penetrated South African Media

Ajit Singh, Roscoe Palm In recent weeks, South African public discourse has been focused on concerns about alleged Chinese influence in the country’s media landscape. However, these conversations have tended to overlook the already existing spheres of influence within South African media. Politically motivated sponsorship of prominent South African media outlets by the United States dates…

China’s Taiwan Military Option – How and Why?

Recent US-Chinese tensions centered on Taiwan has raised the prospect of a military confrontation. Let’s try to answer the following questions: How and why would China launch military operations in regards to Taiwan? What sort of capabilities does the Chinese military possess? References + Time Stamps: @00:00 Intro: How the US is Trying to Prevent…

Kastous Kalinovski: The Alliance of Neo-Nazis and Christian Democrats

Laurent Brayard Kastous Kalinovski is a regiment composed of Belarusians that was formed recently. It is the result of an alliance of early neo-Nazis, who came to fight in Ukraine in 2014-2015, with political dissidents from the Young Front, led by ex-presidential candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, now in exile. The veterans of the ATO operation and…

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 Ukraine ‘Aid’ Bill: A License to Kill and Defraud

On March 15, US President Joe Biden signed a bill approving a staggering $13.6 billion in aid to Ukraine. Heavily promoted in advance as a vital lifeline to Kiev that would safeguard citizens, defend refugees, and protect “democracy,”references to the supposedly landmark move immediately vanished from the mainstream media following its White House approval, and have remained absent ever…

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…

How WHO Chief Tedros Violated UN Rules to Advance TPLF Interests in Ethiopia

ANN GARRISON AND SIMON TESFAMARIAM In leaked audio, UN staffers accuse World Health Organization Secretary-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of violating UN code to further the objectives of his political allies in Ethiopia’s conflict Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization (WHO) Secretary-General and overseer of the UN’s global coronavirus response, has established a shadow relief operation that…

“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,…

Biden Extends U.S. Campaign to Crush Venezuela

Jeremy Kuzmarov On October 13th, Venezuela’s representative to the UN Samuel Moncada denounced plotting by the United States and Colombia against Venezuela’s democratically elected government at the UN Security Council. In an eight-page letter to Security Council President Martin Kimani, Moncada detailed “bellicose” statements by Colombian President Iván Duque and by U.S. Navy Admiral Craig S. Faller,…

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…

Ethiopian Mystery: The Case of the 428 Disappearing Food Aid Trucks

Ann Garrison For nearly a year, warmonger and USAID administrator Samantha Power has been shrieking about famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray, and demanding the humanitarian corridor that 428 massive food aid trucks have now mysteriously disappeared into. Since July 12, the UN World Food Program (UNWFP) has sent 466 food aid trucks into Ethiopia’s war torn…

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…