Afghanistan and Beyond: End U.S. War-Making Everywhere

Afghanistan and Beyond: End U.S. War-Making Everywhere

The U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, after 20 years of brutal occupation, should just be the beginning. The United States must also end the disastrous ​“War on Terror,” including the bombing campaigns targeting Somalia and Yemen. And it must also put a stop to the brutal sanctions against Cuba, Venezuela, Iran and other countries in the Global South.  But…

Alex Saab v. The Empire: How the US Is Using Lawfare to Punish a Venezuelan Diplomat

Alex Saab v. The Empire: How the US Is Using Lawfare to Punish a Venezuelan Diplomat

The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic status, and even the use of torture to extract false confessions. This is according to Montréal-based international human rights lawyer John Philpot. He spoke on May 19 at a webinar sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice and…

Between the Lines: Congressional Report Finds US Sanctions to Blame for Venezuela Crisis

Between the Lines: Congressional Report Finds US Sanctions to Blame for Venezuela Crisis

Venezuela was once one of the most prosperous countries in Latin America. The popular classes enjoyed major advances from the Bolivarian Revolution initiated by Hugo Chávez. Today Venezuela is experiencing an unprecedented economic crisis with severe humanitarian consequences. The U.S. government blames the crisis on the mismanagement and corruption of the Venezuelan government headed by…

Venezuela Is Giving the US the Middle Finger by Selling Oil to China, as Trump has Lost Interest in Regime Change

Venezuela Is Giving the US the Middle Finger by Selling Oil to China, as Trump has Lost Interest in Regime Change

With the US facing a host of problems and the presidency in transition, regime change in Venezuela has become much less of a priority for the White House. No wonder, then, that Caracas has seized the moment to resume oil sales. Venezuela is reportedly exporting oil again. Despite crushing US sanctions having been imposed on…

Pompeo’s “Humanitarian Intervention” in Latin America: Is Washington Planning a Coup in Venezuela Before Elections?

Pompeo’s “Humanitarian Intervention” in Latin America: Is Washington Planning a Coup in Venezuela Before Elections?

The US and its long-time Puppet state, Colombia are moving towards another attempt for regime change against Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Latin American tour which included Colombia, Brazil, Guyana and Suriname, all share borders Venezuela was a display of the US flaunting its economic and military muscle to shape its…