In Africa and the Middle East, War is the Common Denominator

The most tangible result of a geopolitics whose common denominator is war and its main promoter: the United States. Elson Concepción Pérez | internet@granma.cu The geographical region known as the Middle East, where 60% of the world’s oil reserves are concentrated, has been changing, as has been reported, following the geopolitical dominance of the United…

A Wider World of War: US Elite Commandos Deployed to 149 Countries in 2017

Nick Turse “We don’t know exactly where we’re at in the world, militarily, and what we’re doing,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in October. That was in the wake of the combat deaths of four members of the Special Operations forces in the West African nation of Niger….

Information Laundering and Production of “UN Reports” on Eritrea

Sophia Tesfamariam At a recent hearing on Eritrea in Washington, DC, US Congressman Chris Smith asked a familiar question when this author stopped to chat with him on the sidelines. I wanted to tell him that the one sided presentation on Eritrea had nothing new, and that it was in fact, a verbatim regurgitation of…

Unplugging the Doomsday Machine

Daniel Ellsberg on nukes, leaks, and the lost documents he copied along with the Pentagon Papers Lucy Steigerwald,  January 2018 issue When he last spoke with Reason in 1973, Daniel Ellsberg was on trial for leaking the Pentagon Papers. The Harvard-educated military analyst at the RAND Corporation had long wrestled with many of the moral…

War on Venezuela: The Lucrative Business of Humanitarian Aid

Misión Verdad Translated by Internationalist 360° After months of promoting the narrative of a  “humanitarian crisis” in Venezuela, the  opposition is attempting to instrumentalize it as a mechanism for foreign intervention. Behind all of this, predatory aid agencies and a private corporate network lurk,  eager to profit from this intervention. Although politicians and anti-Chavez media have…

Bolivia’s TIPNIS Dispute: How Liberal-Left Alternative Media Becomes a Conveyor Belt for US Regime Change Propaganda

Stansfield Smith As has become a standard operating procedure, an array of Western environmental NGOs, advocates of indigenous rights and liberal-left alternative media cover up the US role in attempts to overturn the anti-imperialist and anti-neoliberal governments of Rafael Correa in Ecuador and Evo Morales in Bolivia. This NACLA article is a recent excellent example…