In the Crosshairs of the Washington Mafia: Venezuela and Julian Assange

ANN GARRISON—The real lynchpin to busting this mob hit before it happens is UK Labour Party leader and international-law crusader Jeremy Corbyn. Were he to become prime minister, he could say, “Enough of these gangsters,” have the bail-jumping charge dismissed, and refuse to extradite Assange to the mob’s Washington headquarters. The smear tactics that the British mob’s media soldiers have already deployed against Corbyn couldn’t get worse. He is, they say, an anti-Semite, a homophobe, a Russophile, a former Communist spy, a Stalinist, Trotskyist, Anarchist, etc. And now—oh my God!—he supports freedom of the press. He even said so before all the cameras at the UK Labour Party’s last convention.


Belgium paralyzed as massive strike cancels all flights, halts public transport & blocks roads

RT COM—Aside from transportation industry employees, the strike also included a large number of government workers. This means that schools and nurseries were also shut down for the day, and police have had to temporarily replace staff in Belgian prisons. Those participating in the 24-hour work stoppage are members of Belgium’s three largest trade unions, who together boast nearly 4 million members out of the country’s total population of 11 million. Their combined efforts are expected to cause tens of millions of Euros in economic damage.


Oppose the Democrats’ #MeToo witch-hunt against Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax

BARRY GREY—Just 14 months ago, the Democratic Party set a precedent of sacrificing its own elected officials to promote its identity politics agenda by forcing out Minnesota Senator Al Franken after he was accused of minor sexual improprieties. The removal of a senator considered among the most liberal in the Democratic caucus, including on abortion rights, shifted the political balance of forces further to the right. There is a definite political agenda behind the demand for Fairfax’s resignation. It is no secret that the Democrats are doubling down on a strategy based on a form of anti-democratic identity politics. Earlier this month, defeated Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, who gave the official Democratic response to the State of the Union address, authored an article in Foreign Affairs defending the Democrats’ focus on identity and their repudiation of the “catchall category known as ‘the working class.’”