USA: Naked aggression and new global wars

White House (North side)

(Washington, DC) — Under President Trump, a lot of the talk about diplomacy is taking place by informal methods. Business—the bloody business of war—is still profitable if the terms can be privately negotiated favorably for the big transnational corporations (TNCs). As usual most Americans are oblivious about the new buildups taking place in Iran, Venezuela, and China. Social conformity demands […]

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Code Pink defends standoff at the Venezuelan embassy

Peace activists and coup supporters in standoff

(Washington, DC) — At a time when Washington D.C.’s embassies are celebrating spring with Open House in May as part of culture tours, there is one exception. The Venezuelan attaches and embassies in the U.S. have been in turmoil ever since President Nicolas Maduro was re-elected last year. Relations are strained due to a disagreement on who should be Venezuelan […]

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Female thought leaders and martyrs defend the Earth

https://stopgetrees.org/eucalyptus-plantations-in-brazil-lead-to-assassination-of-local-activist/

Globally women have made strides over the past century. More women are now leaders around the world than ever before, and yet often women are still marginalized. For instance, in grassroots organizations and alternative news media, women still do the brunt of the work often with significantly less recognition and reward. In the United States, a record 128 women are […]

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Shutdown part of growing assault on government solvency by conservatives

Safety compromised when DOT stays home

The 116th Congress convened in January 3, 2019, but so far there is little indication that the government shutdown is over. If anything, spending bills are continuing to be approved piecemeal. With funding for a few months at a time, negotiations are critical. On December 22, 2018, the U.S. government shutdown officially began due to failure in passage of a […]

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Maximum pressure on North Korea: humanitarian groups labor under sanctions

North Korean children perform at school children palace

According to Women Cross DMZ, North Koreans this winter will continue to struggle with an unprecedented number of sanctions. Sanctions have been imposed on North Korea (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea) since 1950 ostensibly because it is an authoritarian communist regime. However the number of sanctions rose sharply after 2006 for its launching of ballistic missiles and conducting of nuclear […]

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2018 PPEHRC March on Washington showcases voices of the poor

PPEHRC 2018 arrived in DC safely

Poor Peoples Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) successfully completed its march this year from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital. Although they have yet to garner the media attention they merit, there were a host of small wins, the most important being how it helps the general public identify the root causes of poverty today. Never is there […]

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Why UN sanctions against DPRK may backfire on US

"Kindness effects more than severity."

The US is trying to compel North Korea to denuclearize. As if the threat of war-time level multinational mobilization naval and air drills at North Korea’s doorstep were not enough, a variety of punitive sanctions have been passed by the United States, and also by the United Nations. It is the nature of these sanctions and other actions that are […]

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Korean War I: Who fired the first shot?

vintage 38th parallel Korea photo

With the tension building on the Korean Peninsula today, it helps to reexamine why the first Korean War started, especially if the model is subsumed under the number of current defensive operational plays. Interestingly research on the Korean War yields the idea that in comparison with 1950, the United States is much more brazen today both in its demands and […]

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Time is Running Out : The War State Looms over North Korea

Map of Far East Command Bases (US Department of Defense)

According to AntiWar.com, White House officials continue to threaten North Korea (DPRK), warning that “time is running out” and that at some point action will be taken unless accessions are made with regard to complete nuclear disarmament. Of course whether the threat is made by President Trump or by his National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, the 12-day trip to Asia […]

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