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US resumes airstrikes in Somalia weeks after reports of civilian deaths

In March, an Amnesty International report said at least 14 civilians had been killed and another 8 injured in 2018. As of March 19, 28 airstrikes had been undertaken by the US forces, a significant escalation from the last couple of years

Iran sanctions by US Could Iran sanctions lead to the end of US dominance?

Newsclick editor-in-chief Prabir Purkayastha talks about how the US attempts to crack down on Iran could lead to the development of alternatives to the dollar-based economy.

Venezuelans remain defiant despite tougher sanctions by US, allies

On January 29, the US announced it would block 7 billion dollars in assets of the Venezuelan state oil company, Petroleos De Venezuela SA (PDVSA), and 11 billion dollars of their export revenue. They will also freeze the assets of PDVSA’s US-based subsidiary Citgo.

Hundreds of Ecuadorians hit the streets against Moreno’s economic ‘reforms’

The government announced a 20% increase in the price of extra premium petrol and diesel, as well as a discontinuation of over 25,000 public services in health, education and employment

James Mattis quits after failing to persuade Trump to stay on in Syria

Defense secretary Mattis is part of the establishment which believes in maintaining a strong US presence in Syria despite there being no legal backing for the deployment

North Korea volunteers to permanently shut down missile launch pad

Kim Jong-un also offered to shut down a nuclear site if the US took a step towards peace first. These proposals were made on the second day of a three-day summit between the leaders of the Koreas in Pyongyang

Chileans erupt in anger as president justifies 1973 coup

The president was flayed for blaming Salvador Allende for the coup and for ignoring the brutal oppression and human rights violations in its aftermath

John McCain: maverick or mainstream icon?

Largely forgotten amid the acclaim for the late senator was a career built on warmongering and a willingness to tolerate and almost indulge racism and minority-baiting

Taliban strike leaves 100 security forces, 30 civilians dead in Afghanistan

Over 27,000 people were trapped as over 1,000 Taliban fighters stormed the city of Ghazni. Staff at hospitals warn of an emergency due to the shortage of medicines

A call for unity, heightened struggles in Latin America

At the third edition of the seminar, Latin America in Dispute, participants highlighted the need for strengthening democracy and fighting re-colonization

Ecuador prepares to hand over Julian Assange to the UK

It is very likely that he will be extradited to the United States where he could stand trial for exposing US atrocities against the people of Afghanistan and Iraq

On Independence Day, Argentines to mobilize against US military base, IMF deal

Protests will be held in the cities of Neuquén and Buenos Aires in defence of national sovereignty and against the agenda of international finance organizations

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