Biden Covertly Continues the U.S. Forever War Against the Afghan People

Zachary Scott Afghans protest the former U.S. embassy building demanding the release of Afghanistan’s frozen assets and resumption of international funding amid worsening economic conditions in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 21, 2021. [Source: theintercept.com] Over the past few months, U.S. lawmakers, the Afghan government, and the international community have called on Washington to stop strangling…

NATO Is and Always Was a Threat to African Independence

Yves Engler Protests in Sebha over election postponement Another election postponement in Libya is a reminder that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a threat to Africans. Last month, Libyan presidential elections were postponed partly out of fear that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi would win. He is the son of former strongman Muammar Gaddafi who was overthrown…

As Millions Died in Covid Pandemic, Bankers Made a Killing

Benjamin Norton Capitalism is a death cult: As the Covid-19 pandemic ripped through society, the US government abandoned its people – but made sure banks enjoyed “their best period since the 2007-09 financial crisis” More than 5.55 million people around the world have died from Covid-19. In the United States alone, at least 854,000 people…

Rising Inequality is a Form of Economic Violence by Governments

Abdul Rahman (Photo: Oxfam India) The report claims that misplaced government policies have resulted in rising inequality, with the wealth of the top 10 richest men doubling during the pandemic between March 2020 and November 2021 when the incomes of 99% of the world’s population have suffered Oxfam International released its 2022 inequality report on Monday, January…

The Qimron Letter Goes Global: “It’s Time to Admit Failure”

Swiss Policy Research The open letter by Israeli professor Ehud Qimron has aroused great interest and has already reached over 5 million people in more than 16 languages. Several republications, media reports and professional audio versions of the letter have since become available – the following small selection may be of interest to some of…

The Settler Blindness to the U.S. Empire’s Internal Violence

Rainer Shea Settler-colonialism creates a blindness among the colonizers. There’s a disconnect between what settlers see, and what’s actually happening in their surroundings. This can be the case even for settlers who consider themselves sufficiently educated on white supremacy. The colonial contradiction on this continent—and therefore the class contradiction that proletarians of all colors have…

Colombia: “In Arauca We Have Suffered Every Form of War”

Colombia Informa Colombia’s Arauca department is one of the most heavily militarized in the country, in addition to being home to several transnational oil extraction projects. Photo: Colombia Informa Amid an escalation in the armed conflict in the border region of Arauca, social leader and human rights defender Sonia López discusses the broader context of…

Dr. Fauci Lied: Covid-19 Was Man-Made

Reps. James Comer (R-Ky.), the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, revealed the contents of emails showing that official US scientists deliberately lied about the origin of Covid-19. In a secret meeting on 1 February 2020, prominent experts — including Robert Garry…

Narrative and Reality of the Libyan Crisis

Manlio Dinucci The most remarkable thing about the NATO-led operation in Libya is the difference between what the West and the Libyans perceived. For the former, it was the liberation of a People crushed by a dictatorship, while for the latter, it was a foreign invasion that destroyed everything in its path and sent the…

A Force for Peace? The U.S. Drops an Average of 46 Bombs a Day!

MEDEA BENJAMIN – NICOLAS J.S. DAVIES Afghan residents and family members of the victims gather next to a damaged vehicle inside a house, day after a US drone airstrike in Kabul on August 30, 2021. (WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images) The U.S. has dropped at least 337,000 bombs and missiles in 20 years — and now clutches its…

The U.S. Is Intentionally Strangling Venezuela

Jonathan Ng The Venezuelan people have openly rejected the blockade imposed by Washington on the country When Pedro Rojas receives dialysis, his brother has to carry him and his wheelchair up the hospital stairs. Nine flights. The elevator broke, and frequent power outages afflict Maracaibo, the second largest city in Venezuela. Visitors and staff must lug everything…

The U.S. Makes a Mockery of Treaties and International Law

K.J. Noh The United States claims it is operating under a “rules-based order”—but the term is not the same international law recognized by the rest of the world. Rather, it is camouflage behind which American exceptionalism flourishes. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other members of the Biden Cabinet are fond of proclaiming the “rules-based international…