Tag: Commentary

us-revives-clause-that-kept-nazi-era-refugees-out-of-the-country
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Aug
2019

US Revives Clause That Kept Nazi-Era Refugees Out of the CountryUS Revives Clause That Kept Nazi-Era Refugees Out of the Country

A clause in U.S. immigration law that restricted those “likely to become a public charge” has made a disturbing comeback, reports Laurel Leff.  AP Photo/Seth WenigBy Laurel LeffThe Conversation During the Nazi era, roughly 300,000 additional Jewish refugees could have gained entry to the U.S. without exceeding the nation’s existing quotas. The primary mechanism that […]

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the-oligarchy’s-plans-for-our-future-keep-getting-dumber
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Aug
2019

The Oligarchy’s Plans for Our Future Keep Getting DumberThe Oligarchy’s Plans for Our Future Keep Getting Dumber

Caitlin Johnstone discards the high-flown dogma around space colonization and challenges readers to accept themselves and life on planet Earth.   By Caitlin JohnstoneCaitlinJohnstone.com It’s rare to get a billionaire to share their grand plans for the future, which is weird because billionaires pretty much rule the world. Whenever they do, though, it’s always something incredibly […]

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talk-of-moving-uk’s-embassy-in-israel
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Aug
2019

Talk of Moving UK’s Embassy in IsraelTalk of Moving UK’s Embassy in Israel

As things stand, the EU prohibition on relocating embassies to Jerusalem will fall on Nov. 1, writes Craig Murray. Brexit could open the way for a U.K. embassy in Jerusalem. (Christoph Scholz, CC BY-SA 2.0, Wikimedia Commons) By Craig MurrayCraigMurray.org.uk Following U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton’s talks with Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his […]

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as-afghan-carnage-continues,-us-presidential-candidates-face-key-question
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Aug
2019

As Afghan Carnage Continues, US Presidential Candidates Face Key QuestionAs Afghan Carnage Continues, US Presidential Candidates Face Key Question

Marjorie Cohn says Democratic contenders should commit to immediate troop withdrawal and to cooperate with international  investigations of U.S. war crimes.  By Marjorie CohnTruthout On July 30, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan reported that the Afghan government and international military forces, primarily the United States, caused most of the civilian deaths in Afghanistan during the first six months of […]

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the-pseudo-debate-over-jeffrey-epstein’s-suicide
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Aug
2019

The Pseudo Debate Over Jeffrey Epstein’s SuicideThe Pseudo Debate Over Jeffrey Epstein’s Suicide

Death, sex, power, intrigue, murder, suicide — these are the staples of the 19th century penny press, mass media and the CIA, writes Edward Curtin. By Edward Curtinedwardcurtin.com  When phrases such as “the deep state” and “conspiracy theory” become staples of both the corporate mainstream media and the alternative press, we know the realities behind these phrases […]

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us-backs-xenophobia-&-mob-violence-in-hong-kong
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Aug
2019

US Backs Xenophobia & Mob Violence in Hong KongUS Backs Xenophobia & Mob Violence in Hong Kong

The ferociously anti-Chinese network behind the demonstrations has been cultivated with the help of U.S. funding and a Washington-linked local media tycoon, reports Ben Norton.   By Dan Cohen   The Grayzone President Donald Trump tweeted on August 13 that he “can’t imagine why” the United States has been blamed for the chaotic protests that have gripped Hong […]

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hong-kong-in-crosshairs-of-global-power-struggle
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Aug
2019

Hong Kong in Crosshairs of Global Power StruggleHong Kong in Crosshairs of Global Power Struggle

The U.S. and other Western powers are working to preserve a capitalist dystopia and manufacture consensus for long-term conflict with China, write Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. Hong Kong protesters waving U.S. flags last week. (YouTube) By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers PopularResistance.org Hong Kong is one of the most extreme examples of big finance, neoliberal capitalism in the […]

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trump’s-persian-gulf-car-crash
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Aug
2019

Trump’s Persian-Gulf Car CrashTrump’s Persian-Gulf Car Crash

Trump has taken an insane U.S. policy towards Iran and make it even crazier, writes Daniel Lazare. By Daniel LazareSpecial to Consortium News Traffic accidents normally take just a second or two.  But the coming collision in the Persian Gulf, the equivalent of a hundred-vehicle pile-up on a fog-bound interstate, has been in the works for […]

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history-runs-in-zig-zags:-crisis-in-kashmir,-hope-in-argentina
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Aug
2019

History Runs in Zig-Zags: Crisis in Kashmir, Hope in ArgentinaHistory Runs in Zig-Zags: Crisis in Kashmir, Hope in Argentina

As one door  bangs shut in Kashmir, another opens in Argentina, writes Vijay Prashad. By Vijay PrashadTricontinental: Institute for Social Research As one door sharply bangs shut in Kashmir, another opens in Argentina. That is the nature of our struggles. In 1859, Friedrich Engels wrote, “History often proceeds by jumps and zig-zags.” To imagine history as […]

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