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Syria: U.S. imperialism and diplomacy

By February 8, 2014

The much ballyhooed Geneva II peace talks, which were supposed to bring about peace in Syria, ended on Jan. 31 with no agreement for one very good reason: The U.S had no intention of seeking any real peace agreement, but was intent on using the forum as a background for propaganda and as a way […]

 

World slams U.S. spying

By January 30, 2014

Under increasing pressure and scrutiny from civil rights groups, public polls — and even their own imperialist allies — the National Security Agency, which has been carrying out massive programs of domestic spying, is beginning to show serious cracks in its armor of secrecy and criminality. On Jan. 23, a special “independent” agency within the […]

 

U.S., EU back pro-imperialist coup attempt in Ukraine

By December 17, 2013

Dec. 15 — With strong, almost universal support from the corporate media, the United States government along with the European Union is carrying out a propaganda blitz while threatening sanctions against the government of Ukraine. On Dec. 15, Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), with the full tacit support of Washington, traveled to […]

 

Black youth arrested by racist cops in Rochester, N.Y.

By December 11, 2013

Police officers arrested three Black teens as they were standing outside a store in downtown Rochester, N.Y., on Nov. 27. Their “crime”? Waiting for a school bus. The three youths — Raliek Redd, 16; Deaquon Carelock, 16; and Wan’Tauhjs Weathers, 17 — are star athletes at Edison Tech High School and were waiting for a […]

 

Refusal to extradite terrorist to Venezuela exposes Washington’s hypocrisy

By July 10, 2013

The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has once again issued a call for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles, an internationally infamous murderer and terrorist who, among his many crimes, bombed a Cuban airliner in 1976. This request comes even as the United States is engaged in unprecedented efforts to bully nations around the world into […]

 

Secret documents reveal massive U.S. spying

By June 18, 2013

The top echelons of the Washington establishment have been stunned by the release of documents which show that the U.S. government has been involved in a program of massive spying not only on foreign governments and their citizens, but on its own citizens as well. Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old technical worker employed by Booz Allen […]

 

Walmart confronted at annual stockholders’ meeting

By June 10, 2013

The largest private company in the world, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., was forced to confront its worst nightmare on June 7: the specter of its own workers and their supporters calling it to account. Hundreds of courageous striking Walmart workers and their supporters converged on the corporation’s annual stockholders convention in Bentonville, Ark., and held a […]

 

Striking Walmart workers, supporters converge on company headquarters

By June 3, 2013
Some of the many ‘Riders for Respect’ headed to Walmart’s world headquarters. / #Walmartstrikers Mark from California joins more than 200 Associates and families marching and chanting in front of Home Office, "We are on strike, because we have rights!”  /  Associates on strike for retaliation line the sidewalk outside of Walmart as staff head into work, June 3. Photo: Organization United for Respect

Walmart workers across the United States resumed their strike at the end of May and began caravaning toward Bentonville, Ark., the site of Walmart headquarters and the company’s annual shareholders’ convention scheduled for June 7. The morning of June 3 strikers and their supporters set up picket lines in Bentonville. Organizers from OUR Walmart — […]

 

Tornadoes and capitalism devastate Oklahoma

By May 25, 2013

On the afternoon of May 20, a force equal to 600 times the Hiroshima atomic bomb’s power struck the city of Moore, Okla. The giant tornado, 1.3 miles wide, cut a swath over 17 miles long, killing at least 24 people, ten of them children, and injuring 327 others. Over 13,000 homes and other structures […]

 

Former U.S. puppet convicted of genocide in Guatemala

By May 22, 2013

BULLETIN: On May 20, Guatemala’s highest court threw out Rios Montt’s conviction.  Appeals are being filed. On Dec. 4, 1982, President Ronald Reagan met Guatemalan President Efrain Rios Montt in Honduras. It was a useful meeting for both. Reagan declared Montt to be “a man of great personal integrity and commitment.” Reagan said, “I know […]

 
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