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Jeffrey Sachs Interview – Addressing Worldwide Challenges

Sunday, June 16th, 2024

Jeffrey Sachs Of Fans Jeffrey Sachs is a well-known American economist, academic, and public policy analyst who has made significant contributions to the fields of sustainable development and economic development. He has held various prestigious positions throughout his career, including serving as the director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University and as a special […]

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NATO escalates dangerously

Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

Courtesy defenddemocracy.press Ukraine Says Some of Its F-16 Fighter Jets Will Be Stored Abroad Putin has previously warned that Russia could target bases in NATO countries if they’re hosting warplanes that are being used in Ukraine June 10, 2024 A senior Ukrainian Air Force official said Monday that Ukraine plans to keep some of the […]

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From Napoleon and Hitler to … Biden, Macron and Stoltenberg! West’s new Russian campaign

Friday, June 7th, 2024

By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos Courtesy defenddemocracy.press June 3, 2024 Napoleon campaigned in Russia and was crushed. The Western powers heavily intervened in Russia against the Bolsheviks (1918-21), only to face humiliation and see their own troops revolt. Hitler’s Germany attacked Russia and was destroyed. Their glory is apparently envied now by Biden, Scholz, Macron, Stoltenberg, von […]

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Their Rules-Based International Order Is the Rule of the Mafia: The Twenty-Third Newsletter (2024)

Thursday, June 6th, 2024

Vijay Prashad Their Rules-Based International Order Is the Rule of the Mafia: The Twenty-Third Newsletter (2024)   Ana Segovia (Mexico), Huapango Torero (‘Huapango Bullfighter’), 2019. Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. The skin is the largest organ of the human body. It covers our entire surface, at some points […]

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David Vine and Theresa Arriola, Dropping the MIC

Monday, June 3rd, 2024

TomDispatch June 2, 2024 War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing. Or so the song lyrics go anyway. But in the case of this country, war, it turns out, has been good for plenty of high-class Americans, especially our weapons makers. As TomDispatch regular David Vine and Theresa Arriola report today, the military-industrial-congressional complex […]

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How Wall Street buys US elections: Blackstone funds Trump, BlackRock backs Biden

Saturday, June 1st, 2024

Geopolitical Economy Report While BlackRock veterans run Joe Biden’s Treasury, Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is financed by Wall Street’s highest-paid CEO, of Blackstone, the world’s largest commercial landlord. Ben Norton explains how Wall Street investment companies, asset managers, and banks essentially buy US elections.

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Iran’s President Raisi joined BRICS, called to drop US dollar, pushed for multipolar world

Saturday, May 25th, 2024

By Ben Norton Courtesy defenddemocracy.press Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash, sought to unite the Global South against Western imperialism, joined BRICS, advocated dedollarization, and strongly supported Palestine. Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash on May 19, left behind a legacy of working to build a more […]

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Patriotic people’s front Assam demands stern actions against suspected Bangladeshis involved in Bodo girls’ rape, youth’s murder

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

patriotic people’s front assam Guwahati: Expressing shock and dismay over the Dudhnoi incident, where two teenage girls were gang-raped and a youth was killed by a group of hooligans, a nationalist forum in northeast India demands a stringent punishment to those criminals. Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) also urges Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, […]

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Neocolonial backlash -Macron’s failures in New Caledonia, Africa South Caucasus

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

Matanat Nasibova Caliber.Az Macron’s France is once again reaping the fruits of its failed policy toward overseas territories, particularly in New Caledonia, where unrest has been raging since May 13 over a bill that envisions granting the right to participate in regional elections to people who have lived in the archipelago for more than 10 […]

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New Cold War Turns Hot? US chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says NATO will deploy troops to Ukraine

Saturday, May 18th, 2024

By Andre Damon 16 May 2024 In a major escalation of the US-NATO war with Russia in Ukraine, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Charles Q. Brown told the New York Times Thursday that the NATO military alliance will eventually” send significant numbers of active-duty NATO troops to Ukraine, which the newspaper said […]

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New Cold War in Europe: Erdogan Holds Emergency Meeting Following Warning of Possible Coup

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

Sputnik May 15. 2024 ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has held an emergency meeting with the heads of intelligence and the ministry of justice after his fellow party member, Nationalist Movement Party leader Devlet Bahceli, had warned of a possible coup d’état being prepared by law enforcement agencies, the Turkiye newspaper on […]

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New Cold War: Αttempted assassination of Robert Fico. A very bad signal for democracy and peace in Europe

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos Courtesy defend.democracy.press The attempted assassination of the leftist and a critic of Western policy in Ukraine Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico, is probably the most alarming of a plethora of indications we already have regarding both the rapid deterioration of the state of democracy in Europe and, also, of the intention […]

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The Financialization of Everything to debt-trap countries must Stop!

Monday, May 13th, 2024

worldwide news World Bank Launches First-Ever Pandemic Bonds to Support $500 Million Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility Washington, DC, June 28, 2017 – The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) today launched specialized bonds aimed at providing financial support to the Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility (PEF), a facility created by the World Bank to channel surge […]

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In Africa They Say, ‘France, Get Out!’:

Monday, May 13th, 2024

Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research.   Liby Ousmane Lougué (Burkina Faso), Papa Roger, 2020. Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. On 2 October 1958, Guinea declared its independence from France. Guinea’s President Ahmed Sékou Touré clashed against France’s President Charles De Gaulle, who tried to strong arm Touré into […]

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US paid Russians $174 million for fertilizers in March – RIA

Monday, May 13th, 2024

RT.com Russia remains America’s second-largest supplier of crop nutrients, according to the news agency ©  Getty Images / Johner Images The US has ramped up fertilizer imports from Russia over the past year despite being at the forefront of the Western sanctions war against Moscow, RIA Novosti analysis of official data showed on Monday. According to […]

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Norman Solomon, When Students Are a Shock to the System

Friday, May 10th, 2024

TomDispatch.com May 9, 2024 Once upon a time, in another era, maybe even another universe, the head of a university refused to call on the police, the National Guard, or even federal troops in the face of student and other protests. Instead, he opened the doors of his school to the demonstrators. I’m thinking of […]

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The Russia–Iran–China search for a new global security order

Thursday, May 9th, 2024

By Pepe Escobar Information Clearing House. While the collective west is in the grips of an existential legitimacy crisis, the RIC is devising its own security order to protect the rest of the world from the ‘genocidals.’ The Hegemon has no idea what awaits the Exceptionalist mindset: China has started to decisively stir the civilizational cauldron […]

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A new set of maps — now three-dimensional — is available

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

Mapping Militarism 2024: Expanded and Improved Online Tools Created Mapping Militarism – World BEYOND War They allow you to explore the world, now and back through the years. Which nations are spending how much money on militaries? Which are spending how much per capita? Which are exporting weapons? Which are importing weapons from the dominant […]

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A Middle East Peace That Could Happen (But Won’t)

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

By Noam Chomsky Courtesy tomdispatch.com In Washington-Speak, Palestinian State” Means Fried Chicken” The fact that the Israel-Palestine conflict grinds on without resolution might appear to be rather strange.  For many of the world’s conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement.  In this case, it is not only possible, but there is […]

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The Students Will Not Tolerate Hypocrisy

Sunday, May 5th, 2024

Vijay Prashad Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. It was inevitable that the Global North governments’ full-throated support for Israel’s genocide against Palestinians would result in furious retribution from their citizenry. That this retribution began in the United States is also not a surprise, given the ongoing cycle of protests that, since October 2023, have contested […]

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McCarthyism Returns to the US Campus: Cold War, Anti-War protests are back

Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

by Michael Hudson courtesy Counterpunch.org The recent Congressional hearings leading to a bloodbath of university presidents brings back memories from my teen-age years in the 1950s when everyone’s eyes were glued to the TV broadcast of the McCarthy hearings. And the student revolts incited by vicious college presidents trying to stifle academic freedom when it […]

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Solidarity to Stop AUKUS -Saying No to Nuclear Subs in the Indian Ocean

Monday, April 29th, 2024

by Ray Acheson Courtesy Counterpunch.org AUKUS is the awkward-sounding acronym for Australia-United Kingdom-United States”—a trilateral military alliance that stands poised to waste billions of dollars, proliferate high-level radioactive material and impose its safekeeping on First Nations communities for hundreds of thousands of years, increase global militarism and potentially provoke a nuclear war. If this doesn’t […]

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Police arrest scores of pro-Palestinian protesters on US university campuses

Sunday, April 28th, 2024

Courtesy Adaderana Pro-Palestinian protesters were arrested on a handful of U.S. university campuses on Saturday, as activists vowed to keep up the movement seeking a ceasefire in Israel’s war with Hamas among other demands. The Indiana University police department in Bloomington said in an emailed statement that 23 protesters were arrested there. Indiana State Police […]

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Greece saw massive protests over NATO and the EU’s warmongering and Israel’s genocide in Palestine as the sky turned red

Saturday, April 27th, 2024

Greece On Sunday 21 April massive anti-imperialist events took place all over Greece. They were protesting against Greece’s involvement in US-NATO-EU militarism and the ongoing bloodshed of the Palestinian people. As if to impede the protests with climate modification technologies or Directed Energy Weapons (DEW), Greek skies turn orange as a ‘Saharan dust storm’ set […]

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US Students defend Civilization:

Saturday, April 27th, 2024

By Azad Essa in Princeton, New Jersey Anti-War Students vow to ‘de-occupy’ Princeton University after administration halts encampment Hours after administrators shut down a fledgling encampment at Princeton University on Thursday morning, hundreds of students took control of a central courtyard at the Ivy League institution, vowing to remain until the university divests from companies […]

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PEPE ESCOBAR AND LARRY JOHNSON ABOUT THE WAR AGAINST THE BRICS.

Thursday, April 25th, 2024

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INTERVIEW: ‘We don’t see any pathways to peace,’ says Scott Ritter

Thursday, April 25th, 2024

George Galloway MP

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Portugal needs to ‘pay the costs’ of slavery and colonialism, says president

Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

Ashifa Kassam European community affairs correspondent Courtesy The Guardian Critics of Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa say behind remarks is lack of national recognition that slavery should be discussed in schools Portugal needs to pay the costs” of slavery and other colonial-era crimes, the country’s president has said, in a rare instance of a European leader […]

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The New Junta in Niger Tells the United States to Pack Up Its War and Go Home

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

by Nick Turse Courtesy Counterpunch.org Dressed in green military fatigues and a blue garrison cap, Colonel Major Amadou Abdramane, a spokesperson for Niger’s ruling junta, took to local television last month to criticize the United States and sever the long-standing military partnership between the two countries. The government of Niger, taking into account the aspirations […]

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A Slow-Motion World War III?

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

by Tom Engelhardt courtesy counterpunch.com I’ve been describing this world of ours, such as it is, for almost 23 years at TomDispatch. I’ve written my way through three-and-a-half presidencies — god save us, it could be four in November! I’ve viewed from a grave (and I mean that word!) distance America’s endlessly disastrous wars of this century. I’ve […]

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