Russia’s Reshaping Syria’s “Deep State” in Its Own Image

The recently promulgated pact between Russia and Syria to have the former’s Defense Ministry train the Arab Republic’s children in cadet schools for free is a sign that Moscow intends to reshape Syria’s permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic bureaucracies (“deep state”) in its own image as part of its plan to foster a multi-generational partnership …

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The Long Game and Its Contradictions

China has overcome colonial oppression, emerged from “100 years of humiliation”, and is now developing its power on the world stage. Together and along with other formerly colonised nations, through mutually beneficial relationships and a policy of peaceful co-existence, China is building alliances based on strength, to displace Western hegemony, and counter capitalist imperialism, clearing …

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Simplifying Trump’s Stance to the Caravan: “Throw Rocks, Get Shot!”

Trump articulated America’s firmest-ever stance to illegal immigration during his latest remarks at a press conference on this topic, and for as controversial as the policy of “throw rocks, get shot!” might be, it makes perfect sense under the circumstances and in the unique context of the caravan attempting to violently breach the US’ borders.  …

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The Untouchable US-Saudi Relation Is a Core Element of US Imperialism

In the last few weeks, numerous articles and analyses have been produced relating to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. However, the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States has not been questioned, and the reason for this has not yet been explained. Nixon’s decision in 1971 to withdraw the United States from …

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The Khashoggi Crisis: Putting Humpty Dumpty Back Together

The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and potential Western sanctions against Saudi Arabia has sparked renewed debate about the value of the longstanding alliance between the United States and the kingdom. The debate is not limited to the US or the kingdom, both of which are assessing the reliability of the other even if that …

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Watch the Film the Israeli Lobby Didn’t Want You to See

The Electronic Intifada has obtained a complete copy of The Lobby – USA, a four-part undercover investigation by Al Jazeera into Israel’s covert influence campaign in the United States. It is today publishing the first two episodes. The Paris-based Orient XXI has published the same episodes with French subtitles. The film was made by Al Jazeera during …

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The Significance of the Tet Offensive

Fifty years ago the world received a lesson in the revolutionary power of protracted people’s war when some 84,000 Vietnamese communist peasants stunned the world’s greatest military power, the United States, with an astounding offensive considered impossible by America’s Army generals who had only weeks before declared the communist revolutionaries of South Vietnam essentially defeated. …

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The Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Extreme marine heatwaves in 2016 and 2017 have killed one-half of the reef. Robert Linsdell / Flickr; Edited: LW / TO

Marine Heat Waves, Changing Ocean Currents and Capitalism’s Threat to Life

June 8 is World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate and honor the oceans. Today, the oceans are under increasing threat. They’re being degraded by human society, so on World Oceans Day and beyond, let us commit to preserving and protecting the oceans, the source and basis of planetary life. It would have been unthinkable …

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