Al-Baghdadi’s Death Won’t Change Much for Daesh
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Al-Baghdadi’s Death Won’t Change Much for Daesh

The leader of the world’s most notorious terrorist group was reportedly killed by US special forces during a raid in Syria’s Idlib region over the weekend, though the importance of this development shouldn’t be overstated since Daesh is more of a decentralized network nowadays than the conventional “Caliphate”-creating military force that it was during its…

The Murder of Baghdadi and Washington’s Crisis in the Middle East
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The Murder of Baghdadi and Washington’s Crisis in the Middle East

Donald Trump’s Sunday morning speech announcing the targeted assassination of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) leader Abu Baker al-Baghdadi was another degraded spectacle expressing the criminalization of the US government and the terminal crisis of American democracy. Trump reveled in what he described as the “ruthless,” “vicious” and “violent” killing of the ISIS…

More Evidence of Cover-Up of Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan
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More Evidence of Cover-Up of Australian War Crimes in Afghanistan

Further examples are emerging of the official whitewash of illegal killings and other abuses committed by Australian Special Forces units as part of the US-led invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Among the latest reports is one that soldiers shot dead at least five civilian protesters and injured six demonstrating outside an Australian base in 2010….

The Neoliberal Ghost of Pinochet Is Finally Being Exorcised from Chile
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The Neoliberal Ghost of Pinochet Is Finally Being Exorcised from Chile

More than 46 years of initially military imposed neoliberalism has finally exploded into widespread frustration, protest and violence. This neoliberalism culminated in 2017 with twelve businessmen, among them Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, monopolizing at least 17% of the national GDP, demonstrating the huge gap in wealth equity. There is little doubt why the latest protests…