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Now in 80 Countries, The American War on Terror Couldn’t Be More Global

    Now in 80 Countries, The American War on Terror Couldn’t Be More Global

In September 2001, the Bush administration launched the “Global War on Terror.” Though “global” has long since been dropped from the name, as it turns out, they weren’t kidding. When I first set out to map all the places in the world where the United States is still fighting terrorism so many years later, I…

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Everyone Has Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela

    Everyone Has Fallen for the Lies About Venezuela

There are three things I know for sure in this fanciful, sometimes inglorious experience we call life: You will never have a safety pin when you need one, and you will have thousands when you don’t need one. Wild animals are breathtakingly majestic until they’re crawling up your pant leg. A U.S. presidential administration will…

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Haitian Authorities Arrest Americans Transporting Cache of Weapons amid Uprising

    Haitian Authorities Arrest Americans Transporting Cache of Weapons amid Uprising

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI — Even as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to inspire a military coup against the elected president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, evidence is mounting that the U.S. government is enabling American mercenaries to violently quell a popular uprising in Haiti. MintPress News previously examined the parallels between the uprising in Haiti and the…

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Rep. Amash Calls Out Dangerous Loopholes in Yemen War Bill and Offers Remedy

    Rep. Amash Calls Out Dangerous Loopholes in Yemen War Bill and Offers Remedy

WASHINGTON —While many opponents of the U.S.-backed and Saudi-led war in Yemen celebrated the House’s recent passage of a bill aimed at ending U.S. support for that war, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) has claimed that the bill – H.J. Res. 37 — had been “sabotaged” in order to expand the controversial 2001 Authorization for Use…

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Petrodollar Warfare: The Common Thread Linking Venezuela and Iran

  Petrodollar Warfare: The Common Thread Linking Venezuela and Iran

WASHINGTON — Last Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a disturbing interview to Fox Business Network in which he divulged his plans to form a NATO-type alliance against Iran. The U.S. has long accused Iran of supporting terrorism, accusations that have ramped up under the Trump administration. Pompeo said, without a hint of…

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As US and EU Prove Unreliable Partners for Peace, Iran looks East

  As US and EU Prove Unreliable Partners for Peace, Iran looks East

On the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, this past Friday, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei made an effort to express Iran’s geopolitical stance in simple terms: ‘We have good relations with all nations in the world, we don’t want to break relations with any European nation’, and an explanation of the slogan ‘Death to America’.…

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Mass Protests in Haiti, Like France’s Yellow Vests, Threaten Modern Oligarchic Structure

  Mass Protests in Haiti, Like France’s Yellow Vests, Threaten Modern Oligarchic Structure

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Throughout recent Latin American history, it is hard to find a country that has been as thoroughly manipulated and plundered by the United States as Haiti has. After over a century of U.S. intervention — from the 19-year-long U.S. military occupation that began in 1915 to the 2010 election rigged by the…

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As US Laments Human Rights in Venezuela, US-Allied Colombia Descends into Drug-fueled Humanitarian Crisis

  As US Laments Human Rights in Venezuela, US-Allied Colombia Descends into Drug-fueled Humanitarian Crisis

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA (Analysis) — Several troubling situations are currently playing out across Colombia, yet the country’s continuing downward spiral into drug-fueled and politically-motivated violence has caused little concern in Washington, offering yet another clear indication that the U.S.’ current posturing on Venezuela is hardly motivated by concerns about “democracy,” “human rights,” or the welfare of…

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Afghan Civilians Fear CIA-Backed Death Squads that Can Call In Airstrikes

  Afghan Civilians Fear CIA-Backed Death Squads that Can Call In Airstrikes

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN — Elite CIA-backed special forces in Afghanistan are leaving a trail of carnage in the country. As such units do not operate under the umbrella of the Department of Defense, they have been given near-impunity despite standing accused of war crimes. Last month, the New York Times cited “senior Afghan and international…

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Maduro Invokes Vietnam And Iraq Wars In Open Letter to the American People

  Maduro Invokes Vietnam And Iraq Wars In Open Letter to the American People

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has penned an open letter to the people of the United States, warning that Washington is “willing to send their sons and daughters to die in an absurd war,” and that Venezuelan patriots “shall defend our homeland with all the pieces of our soul.” Maduro posted an image of the letter to Twitter,…

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