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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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How the Ukraine Crisis Has Drawn Russia and China Closer Together
Anders Fogh Rasmussen: Pentagon's flunkey in Europe.

Anders Fogh Rasmussen: Pentagon’s flunkey in Europe.

by PEPE ESCOBAR

By the time you read this Russia will have invaded Ukraine. Well, that’s what the Supreme Allied Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, US Air Force General Philip Breedlove, is spinning. Breedlove Supreme says the Russians are “ready to go” and could easily take over eastern Ukraine. Western corporate media have already dusted off their Kevlar vests. 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 182014
 
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We encourage all USLAW affiliates to post this statement on their websites, reproduce it in newsletters, and circulate it electronically and in print to members, supporters, the media and allies.

With heavy heart and renewed determination, the officers, staff, and affiliates of U.S. Labor Against the War mark the eleventh anniversary of the outbreak of the illegal U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. For many Americans, the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces from Iraq at the end of 2011 marked the end of U.S. involvement with, and responsibility towards, the Iraqi people.  We disagree. Continue reading »

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Mar 102014
 
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By  March 9, 2014
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Happily (and pathetically) strolling with precisely the man who put them in harm’s way, under false pretenses. 
What does the picture below tells us about the mental state of men in uniform? That the jingoist brainwash is often most acute among those who bear the brunt of carrying out the criminal agenda of the empire and, occasionally, get hurt—pretty bad. Walking cheerfully alongside an unindicted war criminal —which George W Bush definitely is—is nothing to boast about.

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We often hear about death tolls when discussing the human cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the real cost can be contemplated in in a different way now, thanks to the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Continue reading »

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