Apr 222014
 
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The Smoking Pop-Gun

Kerry shooting his self-righteous lying mouth off.

Kerry shooting his self-righteous deceiving mouth off.

by DIANA JOHNSTONE

On Friday, April 18, President Obama voiced his righteous indignation over anti-Semitic fliers pasted on synagogue walls in the pro-Russian eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk.  The fliers, calling on all Jews to register or face expulsion, had appeared the day before and were instantly denounced by Donetsk leaders as a gross provocation and a forgery. here Continue reading »

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Apr 172014
 
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By Bill Van Auken, Senior Analyst, wsws.org

Venezuela's protests are really an upper/middle class revolt against what they perceive as "communism." It's  the old calumny and class hatred inculcated in countless people.

Venezuela’s protests are really an upper/middle class revolt against what they perceive as “communism.” It’s the old calumny and class hatred inculcated in countless people.

As the government of President Nicolás Maduro entered a second round of talks with Venezuela’s right-wing opposition, a leading national daily reported that the number of military officers under arrest for involvement in an alleged coup plot has risen to over 30. Continue reading »

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Apr 052014
 
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President Raul Castro: As usual, Cuba was the target of another US taxpayer supported attempt at destabilization. The plutocracy never quits.

President Raul Castro: As usual, Cuba was the target of another US taxpayer supported attempt at destabilization. The plutocracy never quits.

By Bill Van Auken, Senior Editorial Writer, wsws.org

The Obama administration has scrambled to deflect criticism and ridicule sparked by an Associated Press story exposing a failed attempt by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) to set up a Twitter-like social media network as an instrument for regime change in Cuba. Continue reading »

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Mar 222014
 
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When Will Americans Come to Their Senses?

by DIANA JOHNSTONE

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“I sometimes get the feeling that somewhere across that huge puddle, in America, people sit in a lab and conduct experiments, as if with rats, without actually understanding the consequences of what they are doing.”– Vladimir Putin, 4 March 2014

Paris.

Five years ago, I wrote a paper for a Belgrade conference commemorating the tenth anniversary of the start of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. In that paper I stressed that the disintegration of Yugoslavia had been used as an experimental laboratory to perfect various techniques that would subsequently be used in so-called “color revolutions” or other “regime change” operations directed against leaders considered undesirable by the United States government. Continue reading »

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