Coleen Rowley: An Objective Look at U.S. Foreign Policy

John Rachel Coleen Rowley (L) with Ray McGovern (R) Events continue to unfold at a quickening pace. Facing an alarming escalation in tensions around the world, we asked Coleen Rowley for her current thoughts. We focus on the realities of the international power struggle unfolding in real time, specifically addressing the role of the U.S….

Sanctions and National Dialogue in Venezuela: Their Indissoluble Linkage

Yoselina Guevara L. On Tuesday, December 6, the National Dialogue Forum in Venezuela was held online, organized by the Consulate of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Quito, the Consul Pedro Sassone and the collaboration of the Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity, Ecuador Chapter, and CPAZ Coordinating Committee for Peace, Sovereignty…

How the US War on Cuba Harms the American People

Dylan James A worker at the National Center for Bio-preparations, Biocen, inspects vials of the Cuban-made VA-Mengoc-BC vaccine for meningococcal disease as they are packaged in Bejucal, Cuba, July 15, 2022. | Ramon Espinosa / AP Americans Could Beat Lung Cancer if U.S. Lifted the Blockade of Cuba The Cuban government has established an extensive network…

Volodymyr Zelensky and Ethnopolitics

Thierry Meyssan President Zelensky has just been named by Time magazine “politician of the year 2022”. It is not to have realized his coup de force of July, in favor of the war. He had all the political parties that opposed him banned; assassinated the personalities who resisted him; controlled all the media, written, audiovisual…

U.S. Sanctions Haiti

Lallan Schoenstein Jimmy Cherizier addressing a rally of Haiti’s poor in La Saline, one of Port-au-Prince’s poorest shantytowns. Photo:Jean Wesley Amady Crime has played a dominant role in Haiti since the Taíno and Arawakan people were decimated by Spanish and French colonialists, and its earliest workers were kidnapped from their homes in Africa and exploited…

“Effectively Operating as a Firing Squad”: The Guilty Must Face Justice for the Marikana Massacre

Kate Alexander As part of our dossier on South Africa’s Marikana massacre 10 years ago, ROAPE’s Kate Alexander looks at which police officers were responsible for the killing. Alexander’s account highlights the role of the operational commander, Brigadier Adriaan Calitz.  Briefing his troops two days after the massacre, Calitz told them: “From the planning to the execution…

Von der Leyen’s Special Tribunal As Fascist Theatre

Christopher Black In the USA, UK, in Canada there are no protests of any real significance; a few individuals here, some there.  But the masses go along with the propaganda they are fed every day, even clamouring to be fed even more of the poison that warps their minds and reduces them to compliant automatons;…

Nothing Good Will Come from the New Cold War with Australia as a Frontline State

Tricontinental The US Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier, USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76), steams in formation with ships from the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Navy, and Indian Navy during Exercise Malabar 2022. Photo: Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael B. Jarmiolowski/US Navy On 15 November 2022, during the G20 summit in Bali (Indonesia),…

NATO Narratives and Corporate Media Are Leading to the ‘Doorstep of Doom’

Robin Andersen Wall Street Journal (The U.S. Should Show It Can Win a Nuclear War 4/27/22): “Unless the US prepares to win a nuclear war, it risks losing one.” A popular cartoon aptly expresses the political angst provoked by media pundits today as they chatter on about nuclear war: Two people, both a little hunched over, burdened…

Ukrainian War Crimes Become the Burden for Europe

Slavisha Batko Milacic The crimes of the Ukrainian army, which we can often see on social networks, horrify the entire civilized world. And if the West is the main financier and logistics provider for the Ukrainian army, the crimes committed by Ukrainian soldiers appalled even them. After the recent Ukrainian war crime in Makiivka, it…

A False Flag Over Poland? There Was No Missile Malfunction

Scott Ritter Apparent conspiracy to drag NATO into the Ukraine conflict is a direct threat against every human being on the planet As the saga surrounding the arrival of a Ukrainian S-300 surface-to-air missile on the soil of Poland, tragically taking the lives of two Polish civilians, unfolds, several narratives emerge. First is the hair-trigger Pavlovian…

Daniel Ortega: “What We Are Faced with is a Gang of Assassins Who Control the Global Economy, Who Control Atomic Weapons and Who Commit Crimes Every Day”

Conclusion of a speech from Comandante Daniel during the closure of the National Congress of the July 19th Sandinista Youth in tribute to Comandante Carlos Fonseca Amador, founder of the FSLN, November 8th 2022.Read the entire speech here. I want to conclude by referring to a meeting currently taking place there in Egypt, they call…

The Geopolitics of Famine

Scott Ritter Most geopolitical analysts can agree that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has detrimentally impacted the global economy. This is especially true when it comes to food security, with supplies disrupted, prices skyrocketing, and shortages created that run the risk of causing famine. The US and European Union have accused Russia of “weaponizing food”…

COP27 Deliberations Reaffirm Imperialist States as Main Obstacle to Ending Climate Change

Abayomi Azikiwe Cop In Egypt Where People Protested Climate Policy Developing countries and mass organizations continue to demand compensation for damage and loss After one week of speeches, discussions, demonstrations and debate, the 27th United Nations Climate Conference (COP27) has once again stalled over the questions of which global interests are actually responsible for environmental…

The Ukrainian Conflict and the Nuclear Threat

Oleg Pavlov In the last few months the USA and its European allies (or de facto satellites), and US-controlled media, have been persistently and even obsessively speculating about Russia’s alleged plans to use tactical nuclear weapons in the Ukraine conflict. One of the most recent of these provocations was a story published in Britain’s Daily…

Slavery Was On the Ballot in the US Midterms. Who Voted to Abolish it?

Natalia Marques A chain gang of prisoners subject to convict leasing in Florida, in the early 1900s. Thousands of freed Black people were reenslaved within the convict lease system, in which incarcerated people performed grueling forced labor without pay. Photo: Wikimedia More than 150 years after slavery was outlawed in the US, the practice persists…