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Bolton weaves a tall tale in his Venezuela chapter

Leonardo Flores discusses what John Bolton’s book reveals about the policy of the Trump Administration on Venezuela

Fresh US sanctions on Syria US imposes new sanctions on Syria under Caesar Act

The Syrian government has denounced the US sanctions as illegal and an example of US’ “thuggish behaviour”

US sanctions ICC US sanctions International Criminal Court over war crimes investigations in Afghanistan

US president Donald Trump has opposed investigations into war crimes committed by the US-led forces in Afghanistan since 2003. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo termed the ICC a ‘kangaroo court’

US ends Iran nuclear deal sanction waiver US announces end of sanction waivers under nuclear deal to Iran

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced the end of exemptions provided under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal to some foreign companies to work on certain Iranian nuclear sites. The waiver was renewed every 60 days despite the unilateral US withdrawal from the deal in 2018

How the United States government failed to prepare for the global pandemic

Vijay Prashad writes on why the Trump administration has insisted on blaming China for the coronavirus pandemic and how the administration’s slow response is responsible for the tragic situation in the country today

US backs Israeli annexation US gives green signal to Israeli annexation of parts of occupied West Bank

In a clear violation of international law and the Geneva conventions, the new Netanyahu-Gantz unity government in Israel plans to annex illegal Jewish settlements in the West Bank and the Jordan Valley

Outsourcing ‘regime change’: US imperialism’s decomposition accelerates

On May 3rd a bunch of mercenaries, led by Rambo-like US soldiers of fortune attempted to disembark on the coastal town of Macuto in the La Guaira state in Venezuela’s Caribbean coast, in a so-called Operation Gedeon.

Trump sends gun boats to Venezuela while the world partners to fight a deadly pandemic

The Trump administration has used the fabricated narco-trafficking charges against Maduro and other officials as an excuse to intensify pressure on Venezuela

COVID-19 now a pandemic; capitalism exacerbates crisis

With non-existent national health care, cuts in social services, workers with no guaranteed paid sick or vacation pay, and the severe shortage of testing kits to quickly identify and isolate people who test positive, a potential catastrophe is looming in the US

Taliban prisoners Afghanistan Taliban rejects Afghan government’s offer for release of 1,500 prisoners ahead of intra-Afghan talks

The Ashraf Ghani-led government in Afghanistan signed a decree to release 1,500 Taliban prisoners out of total 5,000, but the Taliban has rejected this conditional release of its prisoners

US-Taliban deal Week-long ‘reduction in violence’ agreed upon in Afghanistan

A week-long truce has been agreed on by the Taliban, the US and Afghan forces, in a move that is being welcomed as a step towards achieving peace in the country. Based on its success, the parties may sign a peace deal on February 29

Thousands march across Greece against US imperialism

Thousands of people from progressive sections across Greece took part in a massive demonstration protesting the ratification of the Greece- US defence deal.

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