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The Caesar Act: The Latest Western Attack on Syria Didn’t Drop From a Plane

    The Caesar Act: The Latest Western Attack on Syria Didn’t Drop From a Plane

Talib Mu’alla served as a soldier in the Syrian Arab Army before he was wounded in Aleppo in 2014. As he described the multiple shots he took to his body, I thought it remarkable that he survived. “A shot (bullet) to my chest, a shot to my stomach, three shots in my spine. My chest,…

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Trump Hammers Cuba While Cuba Cures the Sick

    Trump Hammers Cuba While Cuba Cures the Sick

A team of 85 Cuban doctors and nurses arrived in Peru on June 3 to help the Andean nation tackle the coronavirus pandemic. That same day, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced another tightening of the sanctions screws. This time he targeted seven Cuban entities, including Fincimex, one of the principal financial institutions handling remittances…

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Lawyers of George Floyd Family to Open UN Human Rights Case, Seek Sanctions Against US

    Lawyers of George Floyd Family to Open UN Human Rights Case, Seek Sanctions Against US

Over the past few months, the latest in a long history of extrajudicial killings of Black Americans has claimed the lives of three people: Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year old man gunned down in February by a gang of armed white men who chased him through a South Georgia neighborhood; Breonna Taylor, massacred in her own home…

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As US Reels From COVID-19, Trump Turns to Sanctions, War Making and Threats

    As US Reels From COVID-19, Trump Turns to Sanctions, War Making and Threats

Presiding over by far the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the world, the Trump administration is making it a key priority to escalate hostilities with its perceived international enemies. Last night President Trump suggested that he might “cut off” all trade with the People’s Republic of China. “Now, if you did, what would happen? You’d save…

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Podcast: Dan Kovalik on How Sanctions and Humanitarian Interventions are Used to Plunder Nations

  Podcast: Dan Kovalik on How Sanctions and Humanitarian Interventions are Used to Plunder Nations

Welcome to MintCast, the official MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent researchers and journalists the establishment would rather silence. In this episode, we are joined by human rights lawyer, journalist and author Dan Kovalik. Kovalik is an expert on U.S. empire, foreign policy and international…

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Sanctioned Countries Are Now Leading the World in the Fight Against Coronavirus

  Sanctioned Countries Are Now Leading the World in the Fight Against Coronavirus

After weeks of dismissing it as a liberal “hoax” designed to unseat the president, brushing the virus off as no big deal and under control, the Trump administration is clearly floundering in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite weeks of warning where it could have taken precautionary steps, the United States currently has four…

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Solidarity in a Time of Pandemic, While the US Capitalizes on Disaster

  Solidarity in a Time of Pandemic, While the US Capitalizes on Disaster

Like most everyone else, I don’t get out much lately due to shelter-in-place. But when I walk around my community, I am heartened by neighbors asking if there is anything we might need. I suspect this scenario is taking place everywhere. Around the world amidst the pandemic, people step out at a mutually designated evening…

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COVID-19: US Politicians and Media Have Success Hyped the Public Into an Anti-China Frenzy

  COVID-19: US Politicians and Media Have Success Hyped the Public Into an Anti-China Frenzy

A new Harris poll has found that, amidst the crisis, the American public’s attitude towards China has turned from frosty to outright hostile. 77 percent of the country blames China for the outbreak, with 54 percent stating that it owes the U.S. reparations for being the epicenter of the outbreak. The public also believes that China has…

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COVID-19: How the Media Hyped the Public Into an Anti-China Frenzy

  COVID-19: How the Media Hyped the Public Into an Anti-China Frenzy

A new Harris poll has found that, amidst the crisis, the American public’s attitude towards China has turned from frosty to outright hostile. 77 percent of the country blames China for the outbreak, with 54 percent stating that it owes the U.S. reparations for being the epicenter of the outbreak. The public also believes that China has…

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Trump Should Fight COVID-19, Not Venezuela

  Trump Should Fight COVID-19, Not Venezuela

On April 1, the Trump administration hijacked a COVID-19 press conference to announce the deployment of U.S. Navy vessels and other military assets towards Venezuela. According to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, “included in this force package are Navy destroyers and littoral combat ships, Coast Guard Cutters, P.A. patrol aircraft, and elements of an Army security…

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