Bolivia, Laboratory of a New Destabilization Strategy
Opinion

Bolivia, Laboratory of a New Destabilization Strategy

On October 14, 2019, President Evo Morales told a GigaVision television interview that he had recordings of the preparation of a coup by far-right figures and former military personnel if he won the presidential election [1]. However, it was not exactly a coup d’état, but a simple overthrow of the constitutional president. There is no reason…

Penalising Innocent Cubans and Palestinians — Sanctions and Walls Are the Trump Norm
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Penalising Innocent Cubans and Palestinians — Sanctions and Walls Are the Trump Norm

Cuba and Palestine do not have a great deal in common, other than that their citizens are innocent targets of Trump Washington’s spiteful malevolence. In the case of Cuba this has been exercised with varying degrees of effectiveness for sixty years, and the fandangos of the military-industrial complex have included an attempt to invade the…

Iran’s Barter Trade Deals with China, By-Passing the US-Dollar, “Dedollarizing” Her Economy
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Iran’s Barter Trade Deals with China, By-Passing the US-Dollar, “Dedollarizing” Her Economy

According to a PressTV Report of 24 November, 2019, Iran and China are working on a trade or barter deal that would circumvent US sanctions. It would bypass US-dollar denominated transactions, exchanging Iranian oil for Chinese goods and services and investments. The head of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA), Masoud…

Quo Vadis, Lebanon?
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Quo Vadis, Lebanon?

Good bye, Lebanon, metaphorically and truly. Good bye to a country which, many believe, actually has already ceased to exist. For five long years I have been commuting between the Asia Pacific and the Middle East.And Beirut, for all that time, was one of my homes. I arrived in Beirut when the situation in the…

Israel’s Next Move: The Real Danger in US Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements
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Israel’s Next Move: The Real Danger in US Decision to Normalize Illegal Jewish Settlements

It is hardly shocking that the United States government has finally decreed that illegal Jewish settlements which have been built in defiance of international law, are, somehow, “consistent” with international law.  U.S. foreign policy has been edging closer towards this conclusion for some time. Since his advent to the White House in January 2017, President…