Archives for October 2018

American Woman Turns to Hunger Strike to Break Media Blackout on Yemen

“How unfair it is for me to have food when millions of people, including pregnant women and children, don’t have any food because of corrupt people in my complicit media hiding what’s happening.” — Hunger striker Pamela Bennett

Pamela Bennett | Yemen Hunger Strike

SAN FRANCISCO -- In Yemen, 18 million civilians are now at the brink of starvation, including 5 million children. The situation in the country, widely considered to be the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, is entirely man-made – the sordid result of the Saudi Arabia/UAE coalition’s war to control the Middle East’s poorest nation, a war that

Latin America Returns to Washington’s Fold – and to Fascism

Latin America was for about 20 years the only western part of the world that was fully detached from the fangs of the empire. It has succumbed again to the forces of evil, to the forces of money, the forces of utter corruption and greed.

Argentina IMF Protests

Latin America is re-converting into Washington’s backyard and as a sideline is returning to fascist rule, similar but worse than the sixties seventies and eighties, which stood under the spell of the CIA-led Operation of Plan Condor. Many call the current right-wing trend Operation Condor II which is probably as close to the truth as can be. It is

Leaked UN Memo Reveals Saudi Arabia Demanded “Favorable Coverage” In Exchange for Aid to Yemen

As journalist and Middle East expert Sharmine Narwani points out, the leaked document essentially “shows the UN is for sale” as “the KSA and UAE destroyed Yemen, then paid the UN to publicize their ‘good works’ in that broken state.

Saudi Arabia United Nations

We wonder if the Saudis had never been caught in Jamal Khashoggi's gruesome murder, would such essential stories and leaks now happening such as the below Guardian report ever see the light of day? On Tuesday The Guardian published select contents of a leaked internal United Nations document detailing a "pay to play" scheme orchestrated by Saudi

Collaboration of Bellingcat Founder and ISIS Twitter Account Exposed in New Report

Western “experts” like Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat and the Atlantic Council frequently promoted the ShamiWitness account despite its frequent promotion of Daesh talking points and brutal deeds.

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MINNEAPOLIS  -- A new report has exposed the past collaboration of Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat and influential neo-conservatives with the “most influential Twitter account” of the terror group Daesh, also known as the Islamic State (ISIL, ISIS). That collaboration helped promote the account, which posted under the Twitter handle @shamiwitness, as

With New “Smart” Missile, Yemen Hopes to Level Playing Field in Saudi War

Owing to near-daily attacks on Yemen’s civilian population, officials and citizens alike consider the domestic missile program a vital component of national defense against the well-equipped Saudi coalition, which enjoys virtually unfettered access to advanced U.S. and British arms.

Yemen Badr P-1 high-precision ballistic missile

SANA’A, YEMEN -- Living under the constant threat of airstrikes as well as a crippling blockade by the Saudi coalition has forced Yemen’s Resistance to build its burgeoning domestic military capability, as hope wanes that the Saudi-led attacks, which have killed and injured thousands of civilians since the coalition began its war in March 2015,

Trump’s Military Spending Cuts Mask Record “Defense” Budget

Despite Trump’s promised 5% decrease in military spending, the 2019 budget is the largest ever with defense spending slated to reach at least $700 billion.

Donald Trump military spending

US President Donald Trump called for defense spending cuts during a Cabinet meeting on October 17th. In fact, he asked all cabinet members to institute budget cuts of at least 5% for their departments in 2019. Speaking to the press prior to the Cabinet meeting, Trump spoke of his plan to ask every secretary to make a cut of 5% “if not more” in