Inter-Korea Talks Score Gold at Olympics as US ‘Autopilot’ Diplomacy Wipes Out

While the two Koreas took the first halting steps toward becoming one, Mike Pence sat boorish and stone-faced, like an emperor giving the thumbs-down to both gladiators. The U.S. and Trump’s vested interest in perpetual conflict was on display for the whole world to see.

Inter-Korea Talks Score Gold at Olympics as US ‘Autopilot’ Diplomacy Wipes Out

PYEONGCHANG, KOREA -- North Korea’s participation in the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics drew thunderous applause from crowds at the games and a flurry of press coverage hailing the unfolding diplomatic process between Seoul and Pyongyang. While talks between the delegation from the Democratic People’s Republic of

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As American as Apple Pie: Rape in a Culture that Looks the Other Way

Along with slavery, and genocide, rape is universally regarded by major religions as a crime against humanity, meaning that there exists no circumstance in which the commission of the act is morally defensible. The United States, of course, was founded on all three.

As American as Apple Pie: Rape in a Culture that Looks the Other Way

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA -- Shortly before midnight on September 3, 1944, an African-American sharecropper named Recy Taylor was walking home from church with two companions in Abbeville, Alabama when the women noticed a green Chevy sedan drive past four times before finally rattling to a stop just a few feet ahead. Seven white men,

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Netanyahu Corruption Case: Bibi Skates on Genocide, Trips on Graft

Benjamin Netanyahu is the fifth Israeli Prime Minister to be hit with corruption charges, and while his predecessors had mixed success in dodging those charges, Bibi has some tried and true tricks up his sleeve.

Netanyahu Corruption Case: Bibi Skates on Genocide, Trips on Graft

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL -- Out of a total of 13 prime ministers that served since Israel was established in 1948, Benjamin Netanyahu is the fifth who has been accused of corruption. The Israeli police had opened files against Yitzhak Rabin,

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Operation Pacific Eagle: Duterte Falls in Line with US Plans for the Philippines

Whatever anti-imperialist intentions the notoriously zig-zag Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte may have begun with, his natural affinity for the like-souled Trump has quickly brought him around to the traditional symbiosis with the U.S. and its use of his country for a regional launchpad.

Operation Pacific Eagle: Duterte Falls in Line with US Plans for the Philippines

In the second part of this MPN exclusive, we examine the U.S. military’s latest intervention in Asia, its 120 years of imperialist domination in the Philippines, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s half-hearted push for independence from Washington. We speak to exiled Filipino revolutionary Jose Maria Sison and Professors William I.

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Genocide? As Gaza Dries Out, Israel Turns Off Fresh Water Spigot

Rather than heeding the warnings from the UN to open up Gaza’s blockade and allow vital aid, what we have witnessed over the course of the last decade is a periodic all-out Israeli assault on Gaza’s vital infrastructure.

Genocide? As Gaza Dries Out, Israel Turns Off Fresh Water Spigot

GAZA  (Analysis) -- Near the end of last month, Haaretz reported that, according to an expert hydrologist, 97 percent of Gaza’s drinking water has been contaminated by sewage and

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Will Petrodollar Give Way to Petroyuan? China Makes First Move this March

The coming introduction of a “petroyuan” marks one of the most significant bids to date by countries seeking to dump the U.S. “petrodollar.”

Will Petrodollar Give Way to Petroyuan? China Makes First Move this March

BEIJING -- Wall Street is bracing for a potential shake-up as China is set to launch its first-ever crude oil futures contract late March at the Shanghai Futures Exchange. The move, which had been laid out in 2012 but faced delays over possible market turbulence, could represent a bold step forward in China’s rise as an economic superpower and

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Jeff Sessions’ Dog Whistle to White Supremacy: Sheriffs Guard Our “Anglo-American Heritage”

Coming from a man who was literally kept off the judge’s bench for being too racist, serving an administration staffed with unrepentant ideological bigots and ‘white nationalists,’ there is no mistaking what Jeff Sessions’ message to the sheriffs really says.

Jeff Sessions’ Dog Whistle to White Supremacy: Sheriffs Guard Our “Anglo-American Heritage”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed a meeting of the National Sheriff’s Association on February 12 in Washington. As the nation’s chief law enforcer, Sessions was “among friends” and such an appearance should have been uneventful. What could possibly go wrong? Well … it appears that the Attorney General may

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