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Yemen: Trump Vetos Bill to End US Support, Houthis Add New Missiles, Saudi Arabia and Sudan Dig in

    Yemen: Trump Vetos Bill to End US Support, Houthis Add New Missiles, Saudi Arabia and Sudan Dig in

SANA’A, YEMEN — U.S. president Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a bill passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia’s for its war in Yemen. The U.S. provides billions of dollars of  sophisticated weapons to the Saudi-led coalition. Members of Congress, lad mostly by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, have expressed outrage over…

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Africa as Colonial as Ever: US “New Africa Strategy” Old Oil in New Bottles

    Africa as Colonial as Ever: US “New Africa Strategy” Old Oil in New Bottles

In February 2011, then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates stated at West Point that “any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia, or into the Middle East or Africa, should have his head examined.” While blood was spilled in Libya by NATO coalition forces, killing hundreds from…

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Saudi Arabia, Israel, US All Sought Bashir’s Ouster: So How Real Was the Sudan Revolution?

    Saudi Arabia, Israel, US All Sought Bashir’s Ouster: So How Real Was the Sudan Revolution?

KHARTOUM, SUDAN — Last Thursday, the decades-long rule of Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir came to an end, as the country’s long-time leader was ousted in a military coup that followed months of protests against his rule, which began in 1989. Bashir’s overthrow was widely hailed in the U.S. as a “revolution” brought on by a…

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Assange Ecuadorian Extradition Noose Tightens with INA Papers as Latest Slipknot

    Assange Ecuadorian Extradition Noose Tightens with INA Papers as Latest Slipknot

QUITO, ECUADOR — On Monday, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Jose Valencia denied recent allegations that his government is working with the U.K. to expel Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Last week, WikiLeaks announced that “a high-level source within the Ecuadorian state” had informed them that Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno was plotting to expel…

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Israel Holds Elections on Day Palestinians Commemorate Deir Yassin Massacre

  Israel Holds Elections on Day Palestinians Commemorate Deir Yassin Massacre

JERUSALEM — Elections for the 21st Israeli Knesset will take place April 9. On this day in 1948, Zionist militia entered the quiet village of Deir Yassin, murdered many of its inhabitants, expelled the survivors, and destroyed most of what remained. It was known to be a peaceful village that sat on the western edge…

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The Syrian American Council’s Pressure Campaign to Censor One of Its Major Critics

  The Syrian American Council’s Pressure Campaign to Censor One of Its Major Critics

The Syrian American Council and a collection of pro-war lobbyists have led an intimidation campaign aimed at bullying a major Washington-based bookstore, Politics and Prose, into canceling award-winning journalist and author Max Blumenthal’s launch event for his new book The Management of Savagery. And it appears to have worked. Politics and Prose announced that it…

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“The Owner”: The Rise of Eduardo Elsztain and the Coming End of Argentina’s Democracy

  “The Owner”: The Rise of Eduardo Elsztain and the Coming End of Argentina’s Democracy

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – It seemed like a longshot, but anything was possible in the mind of an ambitious, 30-year-old Eduardo Elsztain. Elsztain, then living in New York, had landed a meeting with the wealthy Hungarian-American financier George Soros, a meeting that the bulk of media reports covering Elsztain’s rise to prominence claim was arranged…

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Marco Rubio: Arrest of Juan Guaido Would Amount to Coup D’etat

  Marco Rubio: Arrest of Juan Guaido Would Amount to Coup D’etat

Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly (ANC) has lifted the parliamentary immunity of the self-declared “Interim President” Juan Guaido, opening the door for criminal charges to be brought against him. Tuesday’s unanimous decision came following a request from the Supreme Court, and included the “authorisation” of the continuation of investigations into the also deputy and president of…

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Wealthy San Franciscans Raising Money to Block Homeless Shelter is Latest Example of Rich Disintegrating Society

  Wealthy San Franciscans Raising Money to Block Homeless Shelter is Latest Example of Rich Disintegrating Society

SAN FRANCISCO — Residents of San Francisco’s South Beach are organizing to stop a homeless shelter in their affluent neighborhood, having crowdfunded tens of thousands of dollars in a matter of days to fight their legal battle with authorities. A 2.3-acre vacant lot in the shadow of the Bay Bridge has been identified as a…

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After Debunking Lies About Humanitarian Aid” Trucks, NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela’s Cuban Doctors

  After Debunking Lies About Humanitarian Aid” Trucks, NYT Inverts Reality on Venezuela’s Cuban Doctors

After debunking Washington’s lies about the burning of “humanitarian aid” trucks on the Venezuelan/Colombian border (more than two weeks after being scooped by independent journalists), the New York Times quickly reverted to form in an article by Nicholas Casey headlined “‘It is Unspeakable’: How Maduro Used Cuban Doctors to Coerce Voters” (3/17/19). As the title not-so-subtly suggests, Casey claimed to present bombshell revelations…

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