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Biden’s First Month Marked by Broken Promises

    Biden’s First Month Marked by Broken Promises

One month into his presidential career and Joe Biden has already left a trail of broken promises on progressive legislation. Yesterday, it was reported that the president held a closed-door meeting with a group of mayors and governors. At the first sign of pushback from Republicans in the room, he immediately dropped his support for…

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‘Leaving Aside’ International Law: Democrats are as Dangerous as Republicans to Peace in Palestine

    ‘Leaving Aside’ International Law: Democrats are as Dangerous as Republicans to Peace in Palestine

There are obvious differences in the Democrats’ approach to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, but only in semantics and political jingoism, not policy. This assertion can be justified if the Democratic administration’s official language on Palestine and Israel is examined, and such language considered within the context of practical policies on the ground. Motivated by their justifiable…

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This Is Yemen After Biden Declared an End To American Support for the War

    This Is Yemen After Biden Declared an End To American Support for the War

SANA’A, YEMEN — Seated next to his 13-year-old daughter Hakimah’s bed in al-Thawra Hospital, S. al-Hanishi watches a breaking news report on a small TV screen announcing that the president of the United States has announced an end to U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war on his country. But al-Hanishi took the news with skepticism.…

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Queen of Chicken Hawks: Victoria Nuland Had A Hand in Every US Intervention in the Past 30 Years

    Queen of Chicken Hawks: Victoria Nuland Had A Hand in Every US Intervention in the Past 30 Years

President Joe Biden’s nomination of Victoria Nuland for Under Secretary for Political Affairs, the third-highest position at the State Department, is a dangerous sign. Nuland exemplifies the neoconservatives who have led American foreign policy from one disaster to another for the past 30 years, all while evading any shred of accountability. As a top-level appointee,…

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New US Military Base in Northeast Syria Latest of Biden’s Warlike Moves 

  New US Military Base in Northeast Syria Latest of Biden’s Warlike Moves 

The U.S.-government funded outlet Voice of America has confirmed rumors that a new military base is being built in northeastern Syria. A convoy of 40 troop carriers and other vehicles arrived and began setting up shop in the city of Hasakah near the Turkish and Iraqi borders over the weekend. “The U.S. flag is now…

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From Concentration Camps to Overflow Facilities: With Biden in Charge, Media Forgets Kids in Cages

  From Concentration Camps to Overflow Facilities: With Biden in Charge, Media Forgets Kids in Cages

The Biden administration is opening a new child prison along the United States-Mexico border. The center, located in Carrizo Springs, around 100 miles southwest of San Antonio, is being specifically built for unaccompanied migrant children attempting to cross the border and will hold around 700 people when finished, although plans noted it will be expanded…

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It’s Still Early, but Signs Point To an Israel-First Biden Presidency

  It’s Still Early, but Signs Point To an Israel-First Biden Presidency

Now that the Democratic party is in power in America and controls both the executive and legislative branches of government, they would do well to listen to what young people have to say about the Democratic agenda regarding Israel and Palestine. During a panel discussion that I hosted before the elections that can be found…

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Jewish Groups Warn of Fallout from Anti-Semitism Label for Criticism of Israel

  Jewish Groups Warn of Fallout from Anti-Semitism Label for Criticism of Israel

Jerusalem —Not even a week after violent, anti-Semitic rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol building, a collective of Jewish groups urged then President-elect Joe Biden to target activism critical of Israel. The Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations (CoP) sent Biden a letter on January 12, urging the incoming administration to adopt the International Holocaust…

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In the Wake of the Riots: The Blowback from Defeating Trump was Criminalizing Dissent

  In the Wake of the Riots: The Blowback from Defeating Trump was Criminalizing Dissent

The Capitol building riot of January 6 marked the messiest transition in the recent history of ruling class power from one chief executive of the capitalist world to the next. If that history is any guide, the change of guard neither portends better treatment of working people nor a reduction of the threat of fascism.…

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Biden’s Faux Revolution: “Green Energy” Slated to Become World’s New Oil Industry

  Biden’s Faux Revolution: “Green Energy” Slated to Become World’s New Oil Industry

Just before leaving office, Donald Trump asserted his executive privilege to deliver significant concessions to the mining industry, which culminated in the gift of sacred Apache territory to a foreign mining conglomerate covered earlier this month by MintPress. It also led to the irreversible loosening of industry regulations and greater access to federal lands. In…

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