French Finance Minister Issues Declaration Of Independence

By John V. Walsh, Popular Resistance. -

“Clear Differences Remain Between France and the U.S, French Minister Says,” is the headline to a remarkable  piece appearing in the New York Times.  The Minister, Bruno Le Maire, is brutally [...]

Sanctions May Impoverish Nicaraguans, But Won’t Change Vote

By John Perry, NACLA. -

In 1985, when President Reagan declared Nicaragua “an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States,” his words were followed by a trade [...]

The War Against Us

By Patrick Lawrence, Consortium News. -

As some readers may have noticed, Antony Blinken has the State Department festooning its embassies around the world with “BLM” banners and the rainbow flag of the sexual identity movement known [...]

The Cuban American Leading The Charge To Transform US-Cuba Policy

By Medea Benjamin, Popular Resistance. -

Carlos Lazo and a small band of Cuban Americans are on a 1,300-mile pilgrimage from Miami to Washington, D.C., to end the U.S. blockade of Cuba. Despite the blistering summer heat and occasional [...]

Make Normalizing Relations With Cuba A Priority

By Medea Benjamin, Foreign Policy In Focus. -

Silvia from Miami, Eduardo from Hialeah, Abel from Lakeland. The names pour in on the donations page for “Syringes to Cuba” as Carlos Lazo promotes the campaign on his popular Facebook [...]

It’s Time To Change Liberal Discourse About Hamas

By Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada. -

Representative Ilhan Omar may have thought she was doing Palestinians a favor when she challenged Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in a congressional hearing on Monday. But her comments [...]

In 2018, The US Was At War With Uyghur Terrorists

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Washington, DC - In the dying months of his administration, President Donald Trump removed from the United States terrorist list a little-known paramilitary organization called ETIM, an acronym [...]

When Regime Change Does Not Change A Thing

By Moon of Alabama. -

Some people think that a change in government actually changes things. Not so. Moon of Alabma demonstrates through a series of tweets, the striking consistency of US foreign policy from one [...]

Biden’s Appeasement Of Hawks And Neocons Is Crippling His Diplomacy

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies, Popular Resistance. -

President Biden took office promising a new era of American international leadership and diplomacy. But with a few exceptions, he has so far allowed self-serving foreign allies, hawkish U.S. [...]

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 [...]

Pentagon Campaign To Recruit Vietnam Against China Exposes Delusions Of War Strategy

By Gareth Porter, The Grayzone. -

When the Pentagon began gearing up for a future war with China in 2018, Defense Department officials quickly realized that they needed access to Vietnamese territory for troops armed with [...]

The US Can’t Control The World

By Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report. -

As this columnist has pointed out, Joe Biden’s foreign policy differs little from that of his predecessor Donald Trump. The imperatives of the United States hegemon require treating the rest of [...]

Meeting To Revive Iran Nuclear Deal Begins In Vienna

By Telesur English. -

The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—the Iran nuclear deal—resumed talks in Vienna on Tuesday, with the lifting of sanctions on Iran and nuclear implementation [...]

The Necessity Of Dismantling The US

By Kollibri terre Sonnenblume, Hampton Think. -

On February 26th, I interviewed Ajamu Baraka for my podcast. Baraka is a veteran grassroots organizer whose roots are in the Black Liberation Movement and anti-apartheid and Central American [...]

Is The Long War Finally Ending?

By John Feffer, Foreign Policy in Focus. -

In October 1944, with the end of World War II in sight, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin passed a note back and forth to each other at a conference in Moscow. On the piece of paper, Churchill [...]