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Is Trump’s Designation of Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps as Terrorist Organization a Set-Up for War?

    Is Trump’s Designation of Iran Revolutionary Guard Corps as Terrorist Organization a Set-Up for War?

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), an elite group of that country’s military, as a foreign terrorist organization early Monday, confirming a report published last Friday in the Wall Street Journal that suggested that such a move was likely to occur in a matter of days. In a statement…

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Under Trump, US Pushes”Let ‘Em All Die” Policy Towards Iran Flood Victims

    Under Trump, US Pushes”Let ‘Em All Die” Policy Towards Iran Flood Victims

Since 19 March 19, devastating floods swept across large areas of Iran, triggered by the heaviest downpours in many years. Heavy rainfall began two and a half weeks ago, overflowing rivers, washing away bridges, inundating houses and destroying infrastructural establishments in the northern, western and central parts of the country. According to the Iran Legal…

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Watch | Brazil, Colombia, Now Venezuela: US Pursues Right-Wing Hegemony in South America

    Watch | Brazil, Colombia, Now Venezuela: US Pursues Right-Wing Hegemony in South America

 (Transcript) —This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration —  World domination: it’s a funny concept. We can imagine old dudes with messy hair and thick glasses taking over the world or the caricature of a humanoid villain that wears a skull and crossbones, but what about applying it to the real world?…

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Senators Demand Details On Trump Admin’s Aid To Saudi Secret Nuclear Weapons Program

    Senators Demand Details On Trump Admin’s Aid To Saudi Secret Nuclear Weapons Program

The Trump administration has been sharing sensitive nuclear technology and energy information with Saudi Arabia — an issue that’s gained increased scrutiny since the Oct. 2 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by a Saudi hit team at the consulate in Istanbul. American lawmakers now want to get to bottom of it, and a group of senators…

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Saudi Siege of Yemen’s al-Durayhimi as Devastating as WWII Siege of Leningrad

  Saudi Siege of Yemen’s al-Durayhimi as Devastating as WWII Siege of Leningrad

HODEIDA, YEMEN — At least 7,000 civilians remain trapped in Southern Hodeida’s al-Durayhimi district by Saudi-led Coalition forces, in what has become a de facto eight-month siege amid Yemen’s broader humanitarian crisis. Conditions in al-Durayhimi are dire, as civilians endure an acute shortage of food and the spread of disease and epidemics.    In June…

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CODEPINK Ranks the 2020 Presidential Candidates on War, Peace and Military Spending

  CODEPINK Ranks the 2020 Presidential Candidates on War, Peace and Military Spending

Forty-five years after Congress passed the War Powers Act in the wake of the Vietnam War, it has finally used it for the first time, to try to end the U.S.-Saudi war on the people of Yemen and to recover its constitutional authority over questions of war and peace. This hasn’t stopped the war yet, and…

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Syria’s Rukban Now Little More Than a US-Controlled Concentration Camp – and the Pentagon Won’t Let Refugees Leave

  Syria’s Rukban Now Little More Than a US-Controlled Concentration Camp – and the Pentagon Won’t Let Refugees Leave

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — The United States military has rejected offers to resolve the growing humanitarian crisis in the Rukban refugee camp in Syria, which sits inside a 55 km zone occupied by the U.S. along the Syria-Jordan border. The U.S. has also refused to let any of the estimated 40,000 refugees — the majority of…

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Watch | US Foists “Humanitarian Aid” on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

  Watch | US Foists “Humanitarian Aid” on Venezuela, Helps Create a Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

  (Transcript) —This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration — There’s been nonstop talk about the humanitarian situation in Venezuela. In case you haven’t heard, U.S. politicians are really concerned for the Venezuelan people’s well-being — screaming their all-too-familiar code words that justify U.S. intervention, like “a humanitarian crisis … socialist dictator…

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Venezuela President: US Withholding $5bn of Medical Supplies in ‘Criminal’ Measure

  Venezuela President: US Withholding $5bn of Medical Supplies in ‘Criminal’ Measure

The US government is withholding US $5 billion which was meant for the purchase of medicines and raw materials used in medical production, President Nicolas Maduro claimed Wednesday. Speaking from Miranda State, Maduro denounced that US authorities “have ‘kidnapped’ US $5 billion [in] one of the most criminal, brutal, fascist economic measures which has been…

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U.S. Special Operations: The New Face of America’s War Machine

  U.S. Special Operations: The New Face of America’s War Machine

With the possible U.S. military withdrawal from Syria in the news on a daily basis, the mainstream media has been quick to parrot the DOD’s claim that 2,000 troops, mostly special operations forces, are to be withdrawn from the country. Although the total number of U.S. special operators deployed to Syria may have approached as…

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