Archives for August 2023

Latin America Rising, with Ollie Vargas

Award-winning journalist Ollie Vargas delves into Latin America’s pushback against American dominance, shedding light on the changing global order – a must-listen episode for those intrigued by Latin America, the Global South, and evolving geopolitics.

South of the border, an entire region is rising. Latin America is electing radical governments, dismantling cold-war era power structures and moving towards integration and genuine independence. Today, “MintPress News” speaks to Ollie Vargas about Latin America and just what is going on in the region President Joe Biden called the U.S.’ “front

Blind Loyalty or Selective Blindness? American Politicians’ Perplexing Support for Apartheid Israel

A sickness has infected American politics. This malady, it so happens, affects people of both parties, and support for apartheid Israel – which means funding it to the tune of billions of dollars each year – crosses almost every political divide.

American Politicians' Perplexing Support for Apartheid Israel Feature photo

Democratic New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries is visiting Israel as part of a congressional delegation that he is leading as these words are being written. Despite what is sure to be a busy schedule, Jeffries found the time to record a video that was posted on AIPAC’s Youtube channel. In it, he says that the congressional delegation is there to

Bolsonaro’s Butchery: CIA Fingerprints Are All Over Brazil’s Indigenous Genocide

Kit Klarenburg delves into the brutality meted out during the tenure of former President Jair Bolsonar by Brazil’s infamous Rural Indigenous Guard—an undercover, lethal elite police force clandestinely established by the CIA.

Bolsonaro CIA Ties Feature photo

From April 1964 to March 1985, a military junta ruled Brazil with an iron fist. Its crimes against humanity throughout this period were extensive, including institutionalized torture, imprisonment, forced disappearances and mass murder. Typically, the victims were political opponents of the regime, although the country's indigenous population was a

China’s Diplomatic Evolution: A Potential Ally for Palestinians’ Quest for Justice

China’s slow drift from a Western-centric economic system is being coupled with a whole new approach to foreign policy – ‘wolf diplomacy’ in the West and a gentler, kinder approach in the Global South.

China Palestinians Feature photo

It is feasible for China to continue playing an important role in mediating Middle East conflicts. In fact, it already has. In the case of the Israeli occupation of Palestine, however, mediation is hardly the issue. Even before Beijing successfully managed to achieve reconciliation between Saudi Arabia and Iran last April, Chinese diplomacy has

Chris Hedges: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. – The Israel Lobby’s Useful Idiot

Kennedy, bereft of a moral compass and a belief system rooted in verifiable fact, has not only failed the Palestinians, he has failed us.

Palestine Kennedy Feature photo

Washington DC — (Scheerpost) — The long nightmare of oppression of Palestinians is not a tangential issue. It is a black and white issue of a settler-colonial state imposing a military occupation, horrific violence and apartheid, backed by billions of U.S. dollars, on the indigenous population of Palestine. It is the all powerful against

Africa’s NATO? How ECOWAS Became a Tool for Western Imperialism

Like the OAS in South America and ASEAN on the Asian continent, ECOWAS serves as a cudgel for US power projection in Africa, and as Alan Macleod reveals, it is now being leveraged against Niger.

ECOWAS Feature photo

Niger is shaping up to be the surprising frontline of the new Cold War. Yesterday, the 15-member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ordered the “activation” and “deployment” of “standby” military forces to the country, an action that threatens to spark a major international war that could make Syria look minor by comparison. In