Category: US GOVERNMENT CRIMES

Facebook deletes WSWS post on Sri Lanka

ANDREW DAMON—While Facebook has given no explanation for the removal of the article, its motivations are self-evident. The company is not only increasingly integrated into, but more and more staffed by, current and former officials of the US intelligence agencies. These state agencies see the growing audience for international socialism as an obstacle to their efforts to exploit ethnic divisions in developing countries to further the geopolitical aims of US imperialism.

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Colbert: Egging Trump to destabilize Korea, again

PATRICE GREANVILLE—It remains ironic that the lethal absurdity of the North-South stalemate, which could have triggered a nuclear war in Korea quickly engulfing the rest of Asia and the planet, was broken precisely by Trump’s outrageous threats and ultimatums, all of which finally made perfectly clear to South Koreans and the rest of the world that Washington was quite ready to sacrifice them all to achieve its miserable objectives. It helped of course that the South Korean people—after many struggles— finally got rid of the last US supported crony-capitalist tyrant on Seoul’s throne, and replaced her with Moon Jae-in, a politician of great skill, vision and courage.

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The Meaning of a Multi-Polar World

ERIC ZUESSE—In other words: a mono-polar world is a world in which one nation stands above international law, and that nation’s participation in an invasion immunizes also each of its allies who join in the invasion, protecting it too from prosecution, so that a mono-polar world is one in which the United Nations can’t even possibly impose international law impartially, but can impose it only against nations that aren’t allied with the mono-polar power, which in this case is the United States.

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A Century After End of WWI, Trump Snubs Peace Summit While Macron Warns of Growing Nationalism

Following the formal ceremony at the Arc de Triomphe, Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attended a peace conference with dozens of heads of state, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Trump was reportedly the only one among 82 leaders to skip the meeting. Trump also faced widespread criticism for his decision to cancel a visit to a U.S. military cemetery in France on Saturday because it was raining.

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