Rittenhouse and Verdict Mania

Margaret Kimberley Photo: Nathan Howard, Getty Images Black people give great attention to certain court cases in hopes of receiving justice when the system is designed to be unjust. That recognition and the commitment to fighting back will be of greater use than divining conclusions about a racist nation when juries reach verdicts. Every high-profile…

“No Mas!” Nicaragua Quits OAS as EU Tries to Undermine Venezuela Elections

Daniel Kovalik CARACAS, VENEZUELA — “We do not recognize ourselves as a colony of any power and we claim national dignity and decorum, in legitimate defense of our independence, sovereignty, and self-determination.”  With these words, Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Denis Moncada announced that Nicaragua would be joining Venezuela in quitting the Organization of American States (OAS). This action is…

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,…

The Art of Media Warfare

Fernando Buen Abad Domínguez We must ensure that any coup attempt, destabilizing, demoralizing or manipulative action – economic, military or financial – financed by the CIA or its planetary network of accomplices, is immediately reversed and returns to them like a boomerang that explodes in their faces Let us put the dispute for meaning on…

Right-Wing Vigilante Found Not Guilty of Murdering Two Anti-Racist Protestors

Monica Cruz Kyle Rittenhouse before shooting three men, killing two, in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 25, 2021. Photo: Twitter @StandForBetter The most closely-watched murder trial in recent memory exemplifies the standard of cops and racists having a right to kill in the US After four days of deliberations, a jury acquitted 18-year old Kyle Rittenhouse…

Court Cases Show Colombian Government Role in Paramilitary Killings, US Implicated

W. T. Whitney Struggle over agrarian rights in Colombia led to thousands of deaths after 1946. Then, 200,000 more were killed between 1948 and 1958. From then until 2018, class war involving leftist guerrillas, narcotraffickers, paramilitaries, big landholders, and Colombia’s Army took the lives of another 260,000 Colombians. The 2016 agreement ending 50 years of…

Haiti’s Migrant Crisis & the Blind Eye to Imperialism’s Sins

Rainer Shea Earlier this year, when photos came out of Texas border patrols riding on horseback to use whip-like reins for intimidating Black Haitian migrants, the United States was confronted with an uncomfortable reality about how our society is set up. Images like these were supposed to be confined to America’s era of slavery, yet here they…

USA: Rotten, Arrogant and Threatening

Vladimir Acosta photo: Bill Hackwell How can we avoid the subject of empire? How can we avoid talking about its threats? The history of mankind is full of empires, empires of all kinds. All of them diverse and complex, and the only indisputable thing about them is that, despite their arrogance, they are not eternal…

UK Prepared for Coup in Colombia by Training Military in Psychological Warfare

JOHN MCEVOY Britain thought Colombia’s military might overthrow President Carlos Lleras Restrepo (Photo: Bettmann / Getty) Britain in 1970 secretly trained Colombian military intelligence, a repressive force set up to eliminate subversives, declassified files show. The Foreign Office’s propaganda arm hoped to equip the Colombian military with a similar information warfare unit. Recently declassified British…