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Nikki Haley Tells Bernie Sanders It Is “Ridiculous” to Examine Poverty in the US

    Nikki Haley Tells Bernie Sanders It Is “Ridiculous” to Examine Poverty in the US

Responding to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) call for the Trump administration take immediate action to address extreme poverty in the U.S. after a United Nations report found that tens of millions of Americans are suffering “massive levels of deprivation,” U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley declared in a letter to Sanders on Thursday that it is “patently ridiculous” for…

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If Trump Does It, It’s Atrocious — But Hasn’t the US Been Doing Much the Same for Decades?

    If Trump Does It, It’s Atrocious — But Hasn’t the US Been Doing Much the Same for Decades?

The numbers have long been a matter of dispute but, generally, experts believe that the United Nations’ blockade of Iraq between April of 1990 and August of 2003 was responsible for the deaths of more than a million Iraqis, roughly 567,000 of them children. This was no accident. Designed by the United States and the…

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As Trump and Xi Wage Trade Roar, Kim Sees Both Sides of His Bread Buttered

    As Trump and Xi Wage Trade Roar, Kim Sees Both Sides of His Bread Buttered

BEIJING – Tremendous; great, incredible and tremendous; very historic, and very, very comprehensive. Such were the terms U.S. President Donald Trump used to praise last Tuesday’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and he was far from alone in welcoming what appeared to be a major breakthrough in burying the memory of nuclear crisis…

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U.S. Military Involvement in Ukraine: NATO Expansion Through Proxy War

    U.S. Military Involvement in Ukraine: NATO Expansion Through Proxy War

Although the U.S. State Department’s direct role in stoking the Maidan conflagration and toppling a democratically elected president is widely accepted as part of the historical record of the political and civil upheaval in Ukraine, little is reported about the initial and ever evolving U.S. military presence in the country. Former Assistant Secretary of State…

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Coalition Ignores Famine Warnings and Continues Assault on Yemen as Critics Question US Complicity

  Coalition Ignores Famine Warnings and Continues Assault on Yemen as Critics Question US Complicity

Ignoring international aid groups’ warnings that an attack on the Yemeni city of Hodeida, which is held by Houthi rebels, could exacerbate hunger in an impoverished and war-torn nation already on the brink of famine, Saudi-led U.S.-backed coalition forces continued a sweeping assault on the Red Sea port city Saturday, reportedly seizing control of an airport. Since the fighting started earlier…

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Hodeidah Bombardment Reveals UAE’s US-Backed Rise in Regional Power

  Hodeidah Bombardment Reveals UAE’s US-Backed Rise in Regional Power

HODEIDAH, YEMEN – In defiance of pleas from the United Nations, aid groups and others, the Saudi-led coalition has begun its offensive on the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah, an offensive that is likely to result in mass civilian casualties and gravely worsen the country’s humanitarian crisis. The battle is expected to be the largest…

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The Powder Keg for Imperial Powers Nobody’s Talking About

  The Powder Keg for Imperial Powers Nobody’s Talking About

Hodeidah (GPA) – Mainstream media outlets have spent the last month or so hyping up the importance of Hodeidah in Yemen. Forces backed by the U.S.-Saudi-U.A.E. coalition have an intense offensive planned to take territory from Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees, Ansarullah. But what’s the big deal about Hodeidah? Well, a whole lot actually. So much…

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How American Exceptionalism is Used to Sell War

  How American Exceptionalism is Used to Sell War

Americans are expected from birth to believe in the notion of U.S. superiority over other peoples in other nations. The daily school ritual of pledging allegiance to the flag and playing the national anthem at sporting events—whether the Super Bowl or a neighborhood swim meet—is a given. Americans are taught that they are intellectually, socially,…

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51 Years Ago Today and Still No Justice for Israel’s Attack on the USS Liberty

  51 Years Ago Today and Still No Justice for Israel’s Attack on the USS Liberty

In early June of 1967, at the onset of the Six Day War, the Pentagon sent the USS Liberty from Spain into international waters off the coast of Gaza to monitor the progress of Israel’s attack on the Arab states. The Liberty was a lightly armed surveillance ship. Only hours after the Liberty arrived it…

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Ecuador Continues Playing Hardball With Julian Assange

  Ecuador Continues Playing Hardball With Julian Assange

On Monday Ecuadorian Foreign Minister María Fernanda Espinosa was elected to a one-year term as president of the United Nations General Assembly. On Tuesday she declared that her government would continue blocking WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange from all communications and deny him any personal visitors. On Wednesday it became 10 weeks since Ecuador’s government deprived…

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