Africa as Colonial as Ever: US “New Africa Strategy” Old Oil in New Bottles

Months after U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton announced the “New Africa Strategy” at the Heritage Foundation, the US’ new policy has killed civilians, exploited Africa’s resources and used the continent as a battleground for provoking tensions with Russia and China.

Africa as Colonial as Ever: US “New Africa Strategy” Old Oil in New Bottles

In February 2011, then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates stated at West Point that “any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia, or into the Middle

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Few Good Men in Post-NATO Libyan Quagmire as Jihadists Battle Former CIA Asset’s Forces

It is likely that Saudi Arabia sees Libya’s Khalifa Haftar as a means of beating down the Muslim Brotherhood, which has a notoriously hostile relationship with the Wahhabi kingdom.

Few Good Men in Post-NATO Libyan Quagmire as Jihadists Battle Former CIA Asset’s Forces

TRIPOLI, LIBYA -- Libyan strongman and former CIA asset Khalifa Haftar’s blitzkrieg on the capital, Tripoli, has stalled for now as forces loyal to the internationally-recognized government have hamstrung his offensive in the suburbs. But the consequences of the operation are already

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Mike Pompeo Continues Venezuela Regime Change Tour – Vows to ‘Tighten Noose’

UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy has criticized the use of sanctions to promote regime change, while former UN Expert Alfred de Zayas likened sanctions to “medieval sieges,” meant to bring countries “to their knees.”

Mike Pompeo Continues Venezuela Regime Change Tour – Vows to ‘Tighten Noose’

Ottawa imposed sanctions on 43 Venezuelan officials Wednesday, according to a statement by Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. While the statement did not specify the names of those targeted, Freeland indicated that they were “high-ranking officials” or “governors.” “Canada is committed to supporting the peaceful restoration of

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Saudi Arabia, Israel, US All Sought Bashir’s Ouster: So How Real Was the Sudan Revolution?

Last week’s events in Sudan appear to be yet another example of foreign governments manipulating real dissent against an authoritarian government in order to install yet another authoritarian government more friendly to their interests but to the detriment of the people.

Saudi Arabia, Israel, US All Sought Bashir’s Ouster: So How Real Was the Sudan Revolution?

KHARTOUM, SUDAN -- Last Thursday, the decades-long rule of Sudan’s president Omar al-Bashir came to an end, as the country’s long-time leader was ousted in a military coup that followed months of protests against his rule, which began in

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Saudis Fly MPs Under House Arrest in Saudi Arabia Back to Yemen to Form New Parliament

Yemeni members of parliament who have been under house arrest in Saudi Arabia since 2015 were returned to Yemen on a private Saudi plane to take part in a new Saudi-brokered Yemeni parliament.

Saudis Fly MPs Under House Arrest in Saudi Arabia Back to Yemen to Form New Parliament

HADRAMOUT, YEMEN -- Three months ago, MintPress News unveiled Saudi plans to hijack Yemen’s parliament. On Saturday, Saudi Arabia successfully carried out the plan when it

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Watch | The Top Five Special Interests Pushing Regime Change in Venezuela

Think about who gets rich off of the Venezuela regime-change agenda. It’s the same people that said we had to invade Iraq in order to prevent nuclear apocalypse. It’s the same people who said the world would stop turning on its axis if we didn’t carpet bomb Libya and Syria.

Watch | The Top Five Special Interests Pushing Regime Change in Venezuela

Transcript —This video was produced as part of a MintPress News and Grayzone collaboration — Of all the reasons to plot an elaborate and risky coup, there’s one reason that always stands out: profit. Money makes the world go around and in far more

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After Assange’s Arrest, Ecuador’s Creep Towards Authoritarianism Becomes a Sprint

The recent violation of Assange’s rights as both political asylee and citizen of Ecuador sends a chilling message to Ecuadorians who are being increasingly targeted for their political views both within Ecuador and abroad.

After Assange’s Arrest, Ecuador’s Creep Towards Authoritarianism Becomes a Sprint

QUITO, ECUADOR -- Last week, Ecuador’s government gravely undermined not only its own national sovereignty but international refugee and asylum laws by allowing U.K. police into its London embassy to arrest then-Ecuadorian

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