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The Political Economy of Corruption in South Korea By Prof. Joseph H. Chung, March 14 2020

The whole world is facing the deepening and widening corruption which challenges the very survival of the free democracy and the free market economy.

Korea has been suffering for last 70 years from the corruption culture. But owing to courageous

Venezuela Takes Action Against COVID-19 Amid the US Blockade By Telesur, March 14 2020

Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro Thursday announced that the health system is “on permanent alert,” although there are no Covid-19 cases in this South American country so far. He also reported that landing of flights from Europe, Colombia, and Panama will

Coronavirus COVID-19: “Made in China” or “Made in America”? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, March 14 2020
Trump contends that the coronavirus was "Made in China". And that China threatens America. The president of the US wants Americans to believe that the coronavirus pandemic carries the “Made in China” label.
Coronavirus Scaremongering, US-China Economic Rivalry. The Geopolitics of an Unfolding Global Crisis By Shane Quinn, March 13 2020

An underlying theme behind the Western political and media focus on the coronavirus, is to damage and undermine China’s international standing, the country where this disease is commonly purported to have spread forth from. Prominent American politicians like Mike Pompeo

White House Removes Public Health Experts from Coronavirus Discussions By Michael Halpern, March 13 2020

The White House held dozens of meetings about coronavirus response that excluded government experts because the discussions were unnecessarily classified over the objections of HHS Secretary Alex Azar, reports Reuters. Experts were not just barred from speaking openly about

Markets Screaming Global Recession By Stephen Lendman, March 13 2020

The longest bull market in US history began on March 9, 2009.

It ended on March 11, 2020 when the Dow average closed down 20% from its 29,551.42 February 12, 2020 all-time closing high.

The same goes for the S …

US CDC Director Robert Redfield Admitted that Coronavirus Deaths Have Been Miscategorized as Flu By Larry Romanoff, March 13 2020

The US has been lying all along.

Robert Redfield, CDC director, testifying to Congress, today admitted that virus deaths have been miscategorised as the flu.

He also stated that the standard practice has been to first test people for …

“Blue No Matter Who!” By Keith Harmon Snow, March 12 2020

There is something profoundly offensive about this declaration and, worse, there is something profoundly insufferable about the sentiments and beliefs behind it.

First of all, it is a matter of extreme white privilege to be able to “Vote Blue No …

China Steadily Continues to Promote Influence on the African Continent By Lucas Leiroz de Almeida, March 12 2020

Every day the news about Chinese investments in the Africa are highlighted in newspapers around the world. On the one hand, western critics believe that Beijing is seeking to expand its area of influence outside Asian territory, and on the

The US Federal Reserve’s Baffling Response to the Coronavirus Explained By Ellen Brown, March 12 2020

When the World Health Organization announced on February 24th that it was time to prepare for a global pandemic, the stock market plummeted. Over the following week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by more than 3,500 points or

The Case of Professor Tariq Ramadan: Calling on France’s Minister of Justice to Cease “Masquerade of Justice” By International Movement for a Just World, March 12 2020

Madame Nicole Belloubet, Minister of Justice:

As international scholars, politicians and journalists, we are writing to you, the French Minister of Justice, to demand an immediate halt to the indictment of Tariq Ramadan case.

This process has gone on …

Top Saudi Intelligence Official ‘Chased’ to Canada by Crown Prince MBS By Dania Akkad, March 12 2020

The Canadian government gave refuge to a powerful former Saudi intelligence official deemed a threat to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman‘s rule, three sources familiar with the matter have told Middle East Eye.

Saad al-Jabri, once a trusted …

The Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic: The Real Danger is “Agenda ID2020” By Peter Koenig, March 12 2020
WHO has most likely received orders from "above”, from those people who also manage Trump and the “leaders” (sic) of the EU, European Union. The final decision to go ahead NOW with COVID-19 pandemic, was taken in January 2020 at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos - behind very much closed doors.
Coronavirus COVID-19 in South Korea: Cult Sect, Corruption and Politics By Prof. Joseph H. Chung, March 12 2020

In South Korea, on January 20, a woman of 35 years old from China was found to be infected and the corona-virus spread rapidly. But, owing to the rapid and efficient measures taken by the government of Moon Jae-in,

Coronavirus: Why Is Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Lying to Congress and the American People? By Target Liberty, March 12 2020

Dr. Anthonu Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, testified before Congress on Wednesday and said that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) is  “10 times more lethal than seasonal flu.”

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Lebanon’s Political Elite Is Responsible for the Failure to Reform By Michael Jansen, March 12 2020

Lebanon’s decision to default on the repayment of a $1.2 billion Eurobond was inevitable. Prime Minister Hassan Diab was absolutely right to put d needs of the Lebanese over the timetable for paying the country’s debilitating debts to international creditors.

Video: Great Idlib “Rebranding” and Al Qaeda “Turkish Victories” over Russian Air Defense By South Front, March 12 2020

Terrorist groups operating in Idlib are preparing for a new rebranding under Turkish patronage. According to Syrian sources, Hayat Tarir al-Sham (formerly the official Syrian branch of al-Qaeda), the Turkistan Islamic Party (an al-Qaeda-linked group), the National Front for Liberation

Gaza: Murdering Children for Sport By Larry Romanoff, March 12 2020

Ayman Mohyeldin was an Egyptian reporter for al-Jazeera English who had covered dozens of major events in the Middle East for many American and other networks. His reputation was enormous, and his reporting on the Israeli assault on Gaza was

US Marines Arrive on Yemen’s Socotra Island to Back UAE Troops: Reports By Tasnim News Agency, March 12 2020

Sanaa Post reported that the American soldiers were received by the occupying UAE forces at their headquarters on the island.

There is speculation that the US intends to establish its own military base amid reports that America had sent military

Global COVID-19 Pandemic, This Is a Test: How Will the Constitution Fare During a Nationwide Lockdown? By John W. Whitehead, March 12 2020

This is a test.

This is not a test of our commitment to basic hygiene or disaster preparedness or our ability to come together as a nation in times of crisis, although we’re not doing so well on any of

Congress Tries to Sneak Through Dangerous Spying Bill Under the Cover of the Coronavirus Crisis By Free Press, March 12 2020

Leading members of the House of Representatives are rushing a vote on Wednesday to extend abusive government surveillance powers before they’re set to expire on March 15.

If approved, the USA Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2020 would reauthorize Section 215 …

Chelsea Manning Hospitalized After Reported Suicide Attempt By Stephen Lendman, March 12 2020

Manning was unlawfully imprisoned last March (again in May after briefly released) for invoking her constitutional right of silence — refusing to give grand jury testimony to aid the Trump regime’s attempted crucifixion of Julian Assange.

For the past …

Federal Court Hears Arguments on Funding for Trump’s Border Wall By Helen Christophi, March 12 2020

A conservative judge of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals signaled on Tuesday, March 10, that he will probably vote to let President Donald Trump use $3.6 billion in diverted military money to expand the border wall, even as construction

Syria Chemical Attack: Douma Whistleblowers Respond to OPCW’s Attempts to Discredit Them By Dave DeCamp, March 12 2020

Two whistleblowers that have been speaking out about a scandal within the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have responded to the organization’s attempts to discredit them. The OPCW has been doing some serious damage control over its

In a Europe Closed Down by the Coronavirus the EU Opens its Doors to the US Army. Could the Defender become the Invader of Europe? By Manlio Dinucci, March 12 2020
The Ministers for Defence of the 27 countries of the EU met on 4 and 5 March in Zagreb, Croatia. The central theme of the meeting was not to seek a response to the Coronavirus crisis which is jamming up civil mobility, but how best to develop « military mobility ».
Covid-19 “Is a Significant Economic Threat” By UNCTAD, March 12 2020

The spread of the coronavirus is first and foremost a public health emergency, but it is also, a significant economic threat. The so-called “Covid-19” shock will cause a recession in some countries and depress global annual growth this year to

Two Other Pandemics: The Lemming and Apathy Viruses By Philip A Farruggio, March 11 2020

Of course, the worst pandemic of the 21st century is out and about us. Italy is now in a ‘lockdown’ state and throughout most of the world people are in a panic mode.

And why not? Viruses like this Corona

Golden Anniversaries for Flawed Treaties: The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) Turns Fifty By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, March 11 2020

In an era where agreements have been abandoned as “bad”, to use that favourite word of US President Donald Trump, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons continues to feature on the books of diplomacy.  But age seems

COVID-19: Further Evidence that the Virus Originated in the US By Larry Romanoff, March 11 2020

It would be useful to read this prior article for background:

China’s Coronavirus: A Shocking Update. Did The Virus Originate in the US?

By Larry Romanoff, March 04, 2020

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As readers will recall from the earlier article (above),

Greece’s Migrant Crisis Has Further Exposed Turkish Fake News By Paul Antonopoulos, March 11 2020

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s attempt to intimidate the Syrian Army and force them to withdraw to the Sochi Agreement lines in Idlib utterly failed, resulting in the Turkish leader having to embarrassingly accept large swathes of liberated territory

Coronavirus Offerings and Job Losses: University Reliance on China Bites By Dr. Binoy Kampmark, March 11 2020

It was predicted, warned against and is happening. Universities fattened by the Chinese student market are now in a state of financial shock, cutting losses, trimming courses and doing what over managed institutions do best: remove working productive staff while

Video: Saudi-initiated All-out Oil War Could Lead to Collapse of Kingdom Itself By South Front, March 11 2020

Saudi Arabia launched an all-out oil war offering unprecedented discounts and flooding the market in an attempt to capture a larger share and defeat other oil producers. This “scorched earth” approach caused the biggest oil price fall since the war

Electromagnetic Radiation Due to Cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Technologies: How Safe Are We? By Naren, Anubhav Elhence, and et al., March 11 2020

Abstract

The electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted out of wireless communication modules in various IoT devices (especially used for healthcare applications due to their close proximity to the body) have been identified by researchers as biologically hazardous to humans as well

70,000 Demand ‘Corporate Courts’ Kept Out of Post-Brexit Trade Deals By Global Justice Now, March 11 2020

As the UK trade minister Greg Hands visits the United States for trade talks (1), an alliance of civil society groups this morning delivered nearly 70,000 signatures to the Department for International Trade calling on the UK government to commit

How Turkey Lost a Battle of Wills, and Force, to Russia By Scott Ritter, March 11 2020

When the history of the Syrian conflict is written, the fighting that took place between the Syrian Army and its allies on the one side, and the Turkish military and Turkish-backed Syrian rebels on the other, from early February through

How Black Swans Are Shaping Planet Panic By Pepe Escobar, March 11 2020

Is the planet under the spell of a pair of black swans – a Wall Street meltdown, caused by an alleged oil war between Russia and the House of Saud, plus the uncontrolled spread of Covid-19 – leading to an

CoVid-19 – What the UK Government Is Really Covering Up By True Publica, March 11 2020

The UK government led by Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings have taken a rather Laissez–faire attitude towards the coronavirus CoVid-19. They came under attack for not taking it seriously and not being visible. It wasn’t until March 3rd that suddenly

How the UK Press Is Misinforming the Public About Britain’s Role in the World By Mark Curtis, March 11 2020

Britain’s national press consistently portrays Britain as a supporter of noble objectives such as human rights and democracy. The extraordinary extent to which the public is being misinformed about the UK’s foreign and military policies is revealed in new statistical

US-Israel Predictably Behind Turkish Aggression in Syria By Tony Cartalucci, March 11 2020

Turkey’s ongoing fighting in northern Syria’s Idlib governorate was – from the beginning of recent escalations – clearly a continuation of Washington’s wider now 9 year-long proxy war against Damascus.

Whatever gains Turkey had made in terms of reducing its …

MAS Presents New Legal Resort to Enable Evo Morales’ Candidacy By Telesur, March 11 2020

The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) presented a new legal recourse to qualify ex-president Evo Morales as a candidate for the first senatorship in Cochabamba, informed political secretary Froilan Fulguera on Tuesday.

In statements to Radio Fides, Fulguera said that the …

Biden Rejects Medicare for All By Stephen Lendman, March 11 2020

On major policy issues, Biden’s agenda resembles Trump’s with a party label difference — both unacceptable, demanding rejection.

Throughout his time in public office, Biden one-sidedly supported and continues supporting privileged interests at the expense of the public welfare —

Dirty System Triumph on Mini-Super Tuesday By Stephen Lendman, March 11 2020

Tuesday results in six states for Dems largely replicated Biden’s pre-scripted week ago Super Tuesday triumph over Sanders.

As the saying goes, there never was any doubt. The race to be Dem standard bearer in November against Trump appears all

30,000 U.S. Soldiers Sent into Europe Without Masks By Manlio Dinucci, March 11 2020

The United States has raised the coronavirus (COVID-19) alert for Italy to level 3 (“avoid nonessential travel”), bringing it to 4 (“do not travel”) for [the northern regions of] Lombardy and Veneto — the same as for China. American Airlines

Saudi’s Brave Women Pull Back the Curtain on Crown Prince MBS By Medea Benjamin and Ariel Gold, March 11 2020

This week, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), Saudi Arabia’s 34-year-old de facto ruler, was on a tear. He arrested members of his own royal family and initiated an oil price war with Russia that has sent the price

Team Trump Tried to Bully the ICC into Dropping War Crimes Probe but Failed By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, March 11 2020

After the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) found a reasonable basis to believe that U.S. military and CIA leaders committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, Team Trump threatened to ban ICC judges and prosecutors

Did COVID-19 Originate In China? “We must move beyond the temptation to give nationality to diseases.” By Xinhua, March 11 2020

Italian experts have praised China’s anti-virus efforts while dismissing a U.S. Fox News television host’s calling for a “formal apology” from China for the coronavirus outbreak.

Last Monday, U.S. Fox News host Jesse Watters demanded China apologize for the virus …

Dems Rigging Things for Establishment Figure “Moderate Jo” Biden? By Stephen Lendman, March 10 2020

The myth of moderate Joe belies his hardline agenda throughout a near-half century of public life as US senator and vice president.

Along with most others on both sides of the aisle, his political record shows full support for endless …

IDF Knee-Capping Besieged Gazans. Hundreds of Palestinians Killed By Stephen Lendman, March 10 2020

Live fire by Israeli soldiers, police, and other security forces against defenseless Palestinians threatening no one is official Jewish state policy.

What was instituted on the pretext of preventing harm to Israelis is systematically and repeatedly breached by IDF and …

Israeli IDF Snipers Boast of Shooting ‘Ducks’ in Gaza’. Boasting About Their Hits. Unspoken Crimes against Humanity By Jonathan Ofir, March 10 2020

Two days ago (Friday) a piece came out in Haaretz by Ido Glazer, featuring stories from five anonymous snipers who told how they gunned down unarmed protesters at the March of Return near the Gaza perimeter fence.

These accounts are …

Global Research: Pull-No-Punches Reporting on Global Power Relations By The Global Research Team, March 10 2020

“Global Research provides penetrating analysis of world events. The articles published by this invaluable website pull no punches in reporting on global power relations.”

 Marjorie Cohn, Professor Emerita, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

“Global Research is one of
The Adverse Effects of Genetically Modified Maize. Call for Retraction of EU-funded G-TwYST Study By Claire Robinson, March 10 2020

Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini of the University of Caen has published a peer-reviewed paper criticising the EU-funded 2-year feeding study on GM maize that claimed to show no adverse effects from the GM diet.

The EU-funded study was published in 2019 …

Russia’s Rejection of OPEC+ Was the Result of Cold Geostrategic Calculations By Andrew Korybko, March 10 2020

Russia rejected its OPEC+ partners’ request late last week to further curtail its oil production next month because it understood that doing so would make its American shale rivals more competitive, which would in turn empower the US to continue

COVID-19 Marketing in the USA: Misinformation, Incompetence and Buffoonery By Larry Romanoff, March 10 2020

The content of this article will make little sense to you. The purpose in your reading it is to appreciate how little sense it makes.

The WHO described worldwide virus cases passing the 100,000-mark as a “somber moment”.

The AFP …

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Price War Could Very Easily Backfire By Andrew Korybko, March 10 2020

Russia’s rejection of its OPEC+ partners’ request to further reduce oil production in response to slumping demand prompted Saudi Arabia to unwisely initiate an oil price war over the weekend as revenge, one which the Gulf country is ill-equipped to

EU Condemns Netanyahu Promise to Build Settlement Homes in West Bank’s E1 Area By Muhamed Munir Abu Nahl, March 10 2020

Israel faced harsh international criticism on Friday 28 Feb, 2020 after it advanced plans for the construction of 3,500 housing units in the contentious E1 area, located adjacent to and northeast of East Jerusalem and to the west of Al-Eizariya

1983 CIA Document Reveals Plan to Destroy Syria, Foreshadows Current Crisis By Brandon Turbeville, March 10 2020

As the Syrian crisis enters its ninth year, the Donald Trump administration is looking more and more like the Obama administration every day. With the Trump regime refusing to open useful dialogue with Russia regarding Syria, it’s obvious anti-Iran and

Selected Articles: Cease Fire Rejected. Al Qaeda is not “a Terrorist Group” By Global Research News, March 10 2020

The Violence of ‘Conservation’

By Fiore Longo, March 09, 2020

Along with WWF, as well as palm oil and logging conglomerates, UNDP is a sponsor of the $21.4 million conservation project. A sizeable chunk of this funding goes to …

Video: New Idlib Ceasefire Is Already Crumbling and Nobody Is Surprised By South Front, March 10 2020

On March 6, the Syrian region of Greater Idlib entered another ceasefire phase with al-Qaeda-linked groups breathing a sigh of relief thanks to Turkish sacrifices in the battle against the Syrian Army. However, the pause in the Turkish-Syrian military confrontation

Financial Times
Global Financial Asset Deflation Underway: Prelude to Next ‘Great Recession’? By Dr. Jack Rasmus, March 10 2020

This morning, Monday, March 9, financial asset markets continue to implode: US stocks are further collapsing -6% (Dow down 1650, Nasdaq >500 mid-day). Ditto Asian and Europe stock markets -6%. They were already declining sharply last week due to coronavirus

Financial Meltdown: The Impending Credit Crunch; The Next Shoe to Drop? By Mike Whitney, March 10 2020

Last week’s violent gyrations in the stock market are the result of a tug-of-war between two well-represented groups of investors. One group thinks the Coronavirus will severely impact the global economy pushing stocks further into the red, while the other

Lock Step, This Is No Futuristic Scenario: Panic and the Post-Pandemic Future? By F. William Engdahl, March 10 2020

Every day world mainstream news reports more people in more countries diagnosed “positive” for the coronavirus illness, now called COVID-19. As the reported numbers grow, so does widespread nervousness, often in the form of panic shopping for masks, disinfections, toilet

The Big Heist: U.S. Imposed Economic Sanctions on One Third of Humanity By Lauren Smith, March 10 2020

The US has become increasingly dependent on the use of unilateral economic sanctions to achieve its policy objectives against its declared targets since the start of the great recession in 2008. Presently, sanctions impact one-third of humanity in 39 countries.

Syrian Christian Village Awaits the End of Al Qaeda’s Occupation of Idlib By Steven Sahiounie, March 10 2020

The western media has focused on Idlib as the last ‘rebel’ held area in Syria; however, it is held by Al Qaeda, not Syrian rebels.  The Syrian rebels, aka “Free Syrian Army” , ceased to exist years

Israel’s Third Election: Netanyahu Wins, Justice Loses By James J. Zogby, March 10 2020

Israel just completed its third national election in less than a year. The first two votes in April and September 2019 ended in an impasse with no party able to form a governing coalition of 61 Knesset Members (i.e. a

Palestinian Rights Organization Challenges Meritless Lawsuit Filed Against It By Center for Constitutional Rights, March 10 2020

Last night, the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) moved to dismiss a meritless lawsuit filed against it by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and several individuals. Human rights attorneys say the lawsuit targets USCPR’s support of Palestinian rights and

Lift the U.S. Embargo on Cuba By Jacob G. Hornberger, March 10 2020

The U.S. embargo on Cuba has been in effect for 60 years. It’s time to end it.

The embargo makes it a criminal offense for any American to spend money in Cuba or to do business in Cuba. If an

Western Union Suspends Family Remittances to Cuba, Except from the U.S. By Granma, March 10 2020

This is sanction number 191 imposed by the U.S. government on the Cuban people, with the purpose of causing discouragement and despair, while portraying revolutionary authorities as responsible for the damage caused by its aggressive policy

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Fire Destroys Most Voting Machines in Venezuela’s Capital By Reuters, March 10 2020

Venezuela’s elections council said on Sunday that a fire over the weekend destroyed most of the voting machines stored in its main warehouse in the capital, Caracas, potentially complicating parliamentary elections scheduled for this year.

Nearly 50,000 voting machines and …

The Violence of ‘Conservation’ By Fiore Longo, March 09 2020

Fiore Longo of Survival International argues for an end to big conservation projects that abuse and destroy the very peoples who know how to protect the land.

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In a leaked report revealed to The Guardian in February, an investigation

Market Turmoil. The US Economy is House of Cards By Stephen Lendman, March 09 2020

In his book titled “Capitalism and Freedom,” economist Milton Friedman said “only a crisis – actual or perceived – produces real change.” 

“When a crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around.”

“(O)ur …

Leaving the EU Was the Right Move for the Wrong Reasons By Eric Walberg, March 09 2020

Let’s be clear: the EU was not set up to promote a friendly big socialist community, a Soviet-lite. The EU was created by the US, originally the European Coal and Steel Community set up in 1950 with the intent of

No End to Endless War in Syria By Stephen Lendman, March 09 2020

Obama’s war in Syria, now Trump’s, continues endlessly.

On or about the Ides of March, US aggression in Syria will enter its 10th year with no prospect for near-term resolution.

Tens of thousands of heavily armed jihadists remain in Idlib …

Amid Coronavirus Outbreak, Trump-aligned Pressure Group Pushes to Stop Medicine Sales to Iran By Eli Clifton, March 09 2020

Despite a massive coronavirus-related public health crisis, an anti-Iran pressure group with close ties to the Trump administration is urging major pharmaceutical companies to “end their Iran business,” focusing on companies with special licenses — most often under a broadly

U.K. R.I.P.: Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland to be Shut Out of Post-Brexit Trade Negotiations By Owen Donovan, March 09 2020

The UK Government has reneged on assurances that the devolved nations would have a say in post-Brexit trade negotiations by stating the devolved government’s views would only be taken into account “when we (UK Government) can”.

As recently as January …

Israel Confiscates Sole Medical Vehicle Serving 1,500 Palestinians By Middle East Monitor, March 09 2020

Israeli occupation forces have confiscated the only vehicle available to a medical team serving the needs of some 1,500 Palestinians in an isolated region of the southern West Bank, reported Haaretz.

According to the paper, this is the second …

Cease Fire Rejected. Turkey Doesn’t Consider Al Qaeda as a Terrorist Group. Erdogan Sends More Troops into Idlib By Arabi Souri, March 09 2020

The latest agreement of ceasefire between the Russian President and the Turkish madman Erdogan explicitly excludes combating terrorists. Erdogan doesn’t consider al-Qaeda as a terrorist group, he invested heavily in this organization especially in Syria and lately in Libya.

The History of Socialism and Social Democracy. SYRIZA’s Betrayal of Greece Is a Spectre Haunting the Left By Max Parry, March 09 2020

‘Super Tuesday’ in the 2020 presidential election season is over and Senator Bernie Sanders’s time as the unlikely frontrunner for the Democratic nomination may have stopped just as quick as it began. Despite an unprecedented smear campaign coordinated by

International Court Approves Probe of US War Crimes in Afghanistan By Bill Van Auken, March 09 2020

An appellate panel of the International Criminal Court (ICC) ruled Thursday that an investigation leading to the potential prosecution of US officials for war crimes during Washington’s nearly two-decade-old war in Afghanistan can move forward.

Fatou Bensouda, the court’s …

New Putin-Erdogan Deal Is Sugar-coating the Turks’ Surrender By Scott Ritter, March 09 2020

This week’s meeting between Presidents Putin and Erdogan in Moscow was cast as preventing a war between Russia and Turkey in Syria. War, however, was never on the horizon. Putin called Erdogan’s bluff, and the Turk folded.

Russian President Vladimir

Julian Assange: The Power of Truth By Massoud Nayeri, March 09 2020

Julian Assange – an innocent journalist/publisher – is being constantly strip-searched, handcuffed and confined either in an iron cell in the infamous Belmarsh prison or in a glass cage during his show trial. The aim is to make Assange feel