Archives for June 2019

Venezuelan Government Claims New Coup, Maduro Assassination Plot Foiled

“The first goal is to capture [Maduro]. And have the world see it. […] Dead, so that the message is clear, this son of a bitch is done,” ex-airforce General Miguel Carmelo Sisco is seen telling other alleged conspirators in one of the videos.

Venezuela Coup Undercover Video

The Venezuelan government has reportedly dismantled a plan to stage a violent putsch in recent days. Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez revealed on Wednesday that a large scale plan was set to be executed on June 23 or 24. The operation allegedly included the assassination of President Nicolas Maduro, National Constituent Assembly President

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The Military Industrial Complex Loves Left Wing Hawk Adam Schiff

If there was any doubt at all that Adam Schiff is in the grip of the military-industrial complex, one doesn’t have to rely just on his stated positions on Iran, Venezuela, and China to make the situation any clearer. Just take a look at his donors.

Adam Schiff, The Left Wing Hawk Feature photo

Neoliberal, fake progressive Rep. Adam Schiff (D-C) showed his true colors yet again last week. He said in response to President Donald Trump’s saber-rattling and threats to attack Iran that, Iran is a thoroughly malign actor, a cause of deep instability in the region, a profound contributor to the violence and misery in Yemen, and one of the most

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The End of Human Civlisation: War, Empire and Racism in the Anthropocene

For the first time in history, the future of the entire planet — for generations if not millennia to come — is now being fundamentally determined by the activities of the human species.

IRAQ WAR

INSURGE INTELLIGENCE -- The Anthropocene. A proposed new geological epoch which designates a shift to a planetary age dominated by human impacts across the geological processes of the Earth. Geologists dispute the duration, precision, relevance and even accuracy of the concept. But the term has increasingly entered the scientific lexicon as

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MintPress Reporter Detained Amid Honduran Police Crackdown on Coup Anniversary Protests

Police have been relying on heavy-handed tactics to repress protests for over a month, including the use of live rounds and tear gas. In the past week, the situation has only worsened.

Honduras Protests feature photo

TEGUCIGALPA, HONDURAS -- Repression against resistance activists in Honduras has become increasingly lethal as the country braces for planned protests ahead of the 10-year anniversary of a U.S.-backed coup. Police and military forces have used live rounds against students, resulting in at least three deaths, as protests heat up ahead of the

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Palestine and Kenya: Our Historic Fight against Injustice Is One and the Same

Dr. Ramzy Baroud reports from Kenya on the intersectionality of Kenya and Palestine’s struggle against colonial power and their internationally-recognized right to resist violent occupation.

Palestine Kenya Feature photo

In 1948, my grandfather, along with thousands of Badrasawis, was expelled by Israeli military forces from our ancestral village of Beit Daras in Palestine.  Like hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from over 500 other villages, my grandfather assumed he would be back home in a few weeks. “Why bother to haul the good blankets on the back of a

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Morsi Died, or Was Murdered, While Reciting a Patriotic Poem in a Cage

Mohamed Morsi tried to please everyone in a terribly divided Egyptian society. But in the end, nobody was satisfied.

Egypt | Israel

Former President of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, had finished his 15-minute discourse in a courtroom, while being locked inside a sound-proofed cage. He read a poem about his love for Egypt, and then collapsed, and died. His demise sent shock-waves all over Egypt, the region and the Muslim world. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refused to

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