Tag: Feature

Flashbacks, possibly nightmares, haunt the ghost of an old empire. In December 2023, 57 years after the sun and Union Jack descended over British Guiana, Britain’s HMS Trent, a Royal Navy patrol vessel, was spotted sailing into a Guyanese harbor. “Nothing that we did in the past or we will...
The escalating frequency of global military conflicts, the flouting of international laws by various actors, the swift dissemination of information from battlefronts enabling ordinary individuals to virtually participate in conflicts on the other side of the world — all contribute to heightening public apprehension about an imminent Third World War and...
Revolution Has Survived and Flourished Despite U.S. Attempts to Destroy It February 2 marked the 25th anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution. On that day in 1999, Hugo Chávez, a left-wing Venezuelan army officer, assumed power and initiated a socialist revolution that had ripple effects across the region and world. Invoking the...
It’s Day X. Hearings are happening in the United Kingdom to determine whether Julian Assange will be extradited to the United States. His lawyers are trying to convince the UK’s High Court of Justice to permit an appeal hearing. If the court declines, it’s very likely that Assange will be extradited within days and face trial here...
Media comparisons of Navalny to Nelson Mandela are totally off-base The death of Alexei Navalny at a remote Arctic penal colony is being used to try to sustain U.S. military aid to Ukraine at a time of growing congressional opposition and after the Russians have taken control of Avdiivka,...
Since a pack of lies about Alexei Navalny won last year’s Oscar for the best documentary film of the year when he was alive, there is little doubt he can win another Oscar when he is dead. But alive or dead, the prize-winning propaganda surrounding Navalny’s story bears no resemblance...
Fate of Wikileaks Founder Will be Decided by UK Court The UK’s High Court will hold a two-day hearing on February 20 and 21 on the U.S. request to extradite Wikileaks cofounder Julian Assange to the notorious Eastern District of Virginia (EDVA) to face 17 felony counts of espionage and...
The U.S. border problem, like everything else, it seems, has its mirror image in Germany. It is not as uncontrolled as it is in the U.S., but is still a problem, caused by the open-door policy on refugees. It is complicated because Germany actually lacks skilled workers, but the immigrants we...

Poisoning Gaza

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The buildings and the people in them are burning while the soil, sea, air, and groundwater are being poisoned in Gaza. Joshua Frank’s article, Making Gaza Unlivable ought to be read by everyone. Frank is the managing editor of CounterPunch. He describes the collapsing infrastructure and dire circumstances of Gaza...
And Surprise, Surprise: He’s Pushing for New Zealand to Join AUKUS, an Anti-China Military Security Partnership of the U.S., Australia and Great Britain New Zealand held its triennial general election in October 2023 and the result was what had been predicted by the polls all along—the Labour Party, which had...