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Xinjiang Native Speaks Out: “Western Media Jeopardizing Uyghurs Interests”

    Xinjiang Native Speaks Out: “Western Media Jeopardizing Uyghurs Interests”

WASHINGTON — Dan Cohen speaks with Gordon Gao, Director of Strategic Research at Tsinghua University in Beijing and a native of Urumqi in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). Gao discusses growing up as a Mongolian ethnic minority in XUAR, and how the propaganda war against China hurts Uyghur interests, but will ultimately backfire on…

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Chris Hedges: The Unraveling of the American Empire

    Chris Hedges: The Unraveling of the American Empire

Princeton, New Jersey (Scheerpost) — America’s defeat in Afghanistan is one in a string of catastrophic military blunders that herald the death of the American empire. With the exception of the first Gulf War, fought largely by mechanized units in the open desert that did not – wisely – attempt to occupy Iraq, the United States political and…

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The Hawks Who Want War With Iran Are Working Overtime

    The Hawks Who Want War With Iran Are Working Overtime

WASHINGTON (Jacobin) — Just as talks between the United States and Iran were taking place last week in Vienna, a cyberattack was carried out on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility. Reports are that the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, was behind the attack that blacked out the facility just one day after Tehran launched new advanced uranium…

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Will Lula Make a Comeback? Global Imperialists and Resource Extractors Shudder at the Prospect

    Will Lula Make a Comeback? Global Imperialists and Resource Extractors Shudder at the Prospect

BRASILIA, BRAZIL — Will the world’s sixth most populous country move away from fascism and towards a social democracy putting economic justice and anti-imperialism first once more? That is the question on Brazilian minds right now, as earlier this month the Supreme Court dismissed all charges against former President Luis Inácio “Lula” da Silva. A…

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US Gins Up a “Credible” Iranian Nuclear Menace Befitting Its Own Stockpile

  US Gins Up a “Credible” Iranian Nuclear Menace Befitting Its Own Stockpile

WASHINGTON — According to The Telegraph, “new revelations” from an unnamed senior Western intelligence source show “that Iran is trying to conceal vital elements of its nuclear programme from the outside world [and] has no intention of complying with its international obligations under the terms of the nuclear deal.” Led by Israel and the United…

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How China Won the Middle East Without Firing a Single Bullet

  How China Won the Middle East Without Firing a Single Bullet

A much anticipated American foreign policy move under the Biden Administration on how to counter China’s unhindered economic growth and political ambitions came in the form of a virtual summit on March 12, linking, aside from the United States, India, Australia and Japan. Although the so-called ‘Quad’ revealed nothing new in their joint statement, the…

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Twitter Deletes QAnon to Protect US from Upheaval; Russia May Delete Twitter for the Same Reason

  Twitter Deletes QAnon to Protect US from Upheaval; Russia May Delete Twitter for the Same Reason

SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has taken action against the QAnon movement, deleting more than 150,000 accounts that promoted the conspiracy theory. This follows a similar crackdown by YouTube. The impetus for the decision was the storming of the Capitol Building on January 6, led by many adherents who believe Donald Trump was leading a fightback…

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Intersectional Imperialism: A Wholesome Menace

  Intersectional Imperialism: A Wholesome Menace

WASHINGTON (Substack // Alex Rubinstein) — With Trump-style nationalism out the door, a new era of imperial ideology is upon us. This mutation of the empire’s dominant dogma is manifesting throughout global institutions of economic, political and social control and is materializing in a myriad of conflict theatres. In order to identify where woke imperialism exists,…

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Mexico’s Imminent Marijuana Legalization Law Leaves US Lawmakers Holding the Joint

  Mexico’s Imminent Marijuana Legalization Law Leaves US Lawmakers Holding the Joint

MEXICO CITY — For years now, dozens of pro-marijuana activists have gathered in front of Mexico’s Congressional building on Reforma Avenue in the largest city in the Americas to spark up and tacitly remind lawmakers of a landmark 2012 ruling by the country’s Supreme Court, that declared a ban on recreational marijuana to be unconstitutional.…

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Human Rights Watch Watches Out for US’ Bolivian Friends, Condemns Amnesty for Political Prisoners

  Human Rights Watch Watches Out for US’ Bolivian Friends, Condemns Amnesty for Political Prisoners

NEW YORK — Human Rights Watch (HRW) has condemned a general amnesty for over a thousand Bolivians persecuted under the one-year dictatorship of Jeanine Añez. Yesterday, the Washington-based human rights organization decried the plan to drop all charges against people resisting the government as “opening the door to impunity.” Its Americas director, Jose Miguel Vivanco,…

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