All We Have Now Is The People Versus The Pipelines

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The northern portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline is stopped for now, but there is another pipeline, Enbridge's Line 3, that will also carry tar sands from Canada under construction. Resistance to the pipeline is widespread and escalating with [...]

Biden Isn’t Ending The Afghanistan War, He’s Privatizing It

By Jeremy Kuzmarov, Covert Action Magazine. -

On April 14, President Joe Biden announced that he would end the U.S.’s longest war and withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Over 6,000 NATO troops will also be withdrawn [...]

The CIA Used To Infiltrate The Media

By Caitlin Johnstone. -

Back in the good old days, when things were more innocent and simple, the psychopathic Central Intelligence Agency had to covertly infiltrate the news media to manipulate the information Americans were consuming about their nation and the world. [...]

On Contact: Securing Democracy With Glenn Greenwald

By Chris Hedges, RT. -

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to the US journalist Glenn Greenwald about how his reporting exposed the corruption that is rife among Brazil’s political, judicial, and economic elite. Greenwald was able to show, through a trove of [...]

Why Xinjiang Is Emerging As The Epicenter Of The US Cold War On China

By Vijay Prashad and Jie Xiong, People's Dispatch. -

On March 22, 2021, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken authorized sanctions against Wang Junzheng, the secretary of the Chinese Communist Party Committee of the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC), and Chen Mingguo, director of [...]

Saving The Salmon

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal. -

Canada - B.C.’s free-entry mining system allows any individual or company to stake a claim — and subsequently explore for minerals on that claim — anywhere in the province that is not already set aside as a protected area. This includes private [...]

There Is No Substitute For The Rank And File

By Tatiana Cozzarelli, Left Voice. -

The Bessemer Amazon unionization effort was full of potential. It held the promise of a union bringing together the Black Lives Matter movement and a struggle for labor rights in order to take on one of the biggest, most odious corporations in [...]

A Demonstrator’s Guide To Understanding Riot Munitions

By Crime Thinc. -

This article offers an overview of less-lethal projectiles—both chemical weapons and impact munitions. The police themselves don’t bother distinguishing the two. We’ll cover chemical weapons like tear gas and pepper spray. We’ll cover impact [...]

Portraits Of Houston’s Black Urban Farmers

By Leonard Smith, Jr., Scalawag Magazine. -

Texas is home to more Black farmers than any state. The USDA's Census of Agriculture estimated in 2017 that of the 3.4 million farmers in the United States, roughly 48,000 are Black, and nearly a quarter of them are located in the Lone Star [...]

Addressing America’s Homelessness And Squalor

By Eleanor Goldfield, Mintpress News. -

Washington, Ward 1 - “I wanna know where the $2.5 million is – that’s my reaction.” Muhsin Boe Luther Umar — or as we call him, Uncle Boe — throws his hands up and shakes his head. In his role as both Resident Council President at Garfield [...]

Journalists Learn They Spread A CIA Fraud About Russia

By Glenn Greenwald, Substack. -

That Russia placed "bounties” on the heads of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan was one of the most-discussed and consequential news stories of 2020. It was also, as it turns out, one of the most baseless — as the intelligence agencies who spread it [...]

Venezuela Border Conflict Mixes Drug Trafficking And Regime-Change

By W. T. Whitney, Jr., Orinoco Tribune. -

Beginning in mid-March, Venezuelan army units have been attacking and expelling Colombian operatives active in Apure state. These have long used Venezuela’s border region to prepare cocaine arriving from Colombia and ship it to the United States [...]

In Small Black Southern Towns, The Cops Remain Undaunted

By Justin L. Brooks, The American Prospect. -

Almost a year ago, the roaring chants echoed in the streets: Defund the police! Abolish the police! The tide of public opinion spurred some of the nation’s more liberal cities into action. Los Angeles cut $150 million from its police department [...]

US Escalates In Ukraine Battleground

By Anya Parampil, The Grayzone. -

Red Lines host Anya Parampil speaks with Moscow-based international affairs analyst Mark Sleboda about recent developments in Ukraine. Sleboda provides an in-depth explanation of the history leading to up to the current situation and analyses [...]

Majority Of US Population Supports Patent Waiver For COVID-19 Vaccine

By People's Dispatch. -

According to a new survey, more than 60% of US voters across party lines would support president Joe Biden endorsing the demand of a patent rights waiver for COVID-19 vaccines raised by over 100 countries at the World Trade Organisation (WTO). [...]