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Explained: The antitrust case against Google

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the antitrust case filed by the US Justice Department against Google. He explains how Google built a monopoly and the dangers of this phenomenon

Hopes rise of extension of New START arms control treaty as Russia offers to freeze arsenal

Russia on Tuesday offered to freeze its current arsenal, and proposed an extension of the treaty by one year. The treaty signed in 2010 capped the number of nuclear warheads by the two countries and its deployment

Latest US poll stunt proves Uber, Lyft are their own worst political enemies

Ride-hailing has been popular and seemingly has potential, but the public must insist that these companies not profit by shifting all the risk onto their workers and hurting the environment

Israel’s man in Washington

The Donald Trump administration has used all possible means to help Israel secure greater acceptability in international politics and intensify its oppression of the Palestinian people

Iran says fresh US sanctions on banking sector are an attempt “to starve its people”

On Thursday, the US treasury department blacklisted 18 major Iranian banks in the latest assault as part of its so-called maximum pressure campaign against the country

Why America’s economic war on China is failing

Trump faces negative legal judgments about his “trade war,” and the US economy slips into negative territory. Meanwhile, China has emerged as the major driver of the global economy

US citizenship regulation Trump administration targets China, revives Red Scare era immigration laws

Recently notified naturalization and residence policy guidelines in the United States specify the use of a century-old law to disqualify individuals associated with any communist party

Trump administration to cut refugee admission under the guise of COVID-19

The new cuts in refugee admission planned for the year 2021 will be a historic low for the United States and in line with the administration’s anti-immigration policy

Syria sanctions US announces fresh sanctions on war-ravaged Syria

The newly imposed unilateral sanctions by the US are likely to harm the Syrian government’s efforts to rejuvenate the economy. Already existing EU and US sanctions are seen as among the main hurdles to the reconstruction process in Syria

Witnesses in Assange trial say complete isolation very likely in US

According to witnesses, once extradited, Assange is likely to receive “degrading and desolate” treatment in US prisons, which includes being put under complete isolation

Black Panther's parole approved After 49 years in prison, former Black Panther activist Jalil Abdul Muntaqim to be released on parole

Jalil Muntaqim has been in jail since 1971 and was sentenced only in 1993. He was eligible for parole since 1998, but his requests were rejected twelve times

Wildfires show that climate change will not impact just the global south

Prabir Purkayastha talks about the wildfires in California and how it can no longer be denied that climate change is the underlying cause.

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