Category: WORLD DESK

US Humiliation of South Korea

DAVID W. PEAR—Peace is not anything that Washington’s plutocratic interests want to hear, although the South Korean people like it and elected Moon president by a wide margin.  The US wants to keep tensions high, keep the American people frightened of a North Korean boogeyman, keep large numbers of US troops in South Korea, install multi-billion dollar THAADS, and keep Korea divided.  Even if they start a nuclear war.

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Welcome to 2018: Be An Active Witness

ROWAN WOLF—I am not asking that each of you (and everyone else you can recruit) call out everything that is being twisted or denied, but the phenomenon is so broad, in so many areas of our social, political, and biological lives that you can “specialize”. You can be an expert witness. With enough of us involved and supporting each other we may be able to shift the wheel in a direction away from destruction.

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A Principle to Organize Around this Trumpian Winter: Plunder the Pentagon and Leave “Entitlements” Alone

ANDREW LEVINE—This was a concern with Hillary Clinton too.  Not content with wars against enemies that couldn’t fight back, she and her liberal imperialist co-thinkers were itching to antagonize “adversaries” that, as it happened, actually were armed with weapons of mass destruction. They can’t give up on that either.  Watch MSNBC or CNN and see them go at it.

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LENDMAN on America’s abominable imperial agenda

STEPHEN LENDMAN—Tillerson: “(W)e have no illusions about (Russia). The United States today has a poor relationship with a (country that) invaded…Georgia and Ukraine…and undermined the sovereignty of Western nations by meddling in our election and others.” Fact: The Russian Federation never invaded or attacked another country, what America does all the time worldwide.

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