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The Assange Arrest Is a Warning from History

The Assange Arrest Is a Warning from History The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. Six policemen manhandled a sick journalist, his eyes wincing against his first natural light in  almost seven years….

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Might is Right

Might is Right Letters to Editor   When Mike Pompeo, the Secretary of State of the United States of America expresses hope that India will not buy oil from Venezuela, in diplomatic terms the ‘hope’ has to be understood as ‘warning’.  The situation in Venezuela, created by the US and nurtured by the so-called civilized…

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Washington Plots Regime Change in Caracas

Washington Plots Regime Change in Caracas The Trump administration set a 23 February deadline for Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro to bow to US demands and cede power to self-appointed “president” Juan Guaidó. Sanctions imposed by former US president Barack Obama have been extended and deepened, costing Venezuela $38 billion over the last three years, according…

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‘Defy the Thought Police’, Stand With Assange

‘Defy the Thought Police’, Stand With Assange Whenever I visit Julian Assange, we meet in a room he knows too well. There is a bare table and pictures of Ecuador on the walls. There is a bookcase where the books never change. The curtains are always drawn and there is no natural light. The air…

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The Means Exist to Break the Chains of Capitalism

The Means Exist to Break the Chains of Capitalism BirGün: We are in the 10th year of the crisis that started from the USA. How do you summarise the consequences of the crisis after ten years?   John Bellamy Foster: The Great Financial Crisis (or Global Financial Crisis) that began in the United States in…

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From the Missing Archives of a Lost War

From the Missing Archives of a Lost War It was nearly sunset on Easter Saturday when I met Marie Dz’dza. She was sitting on a set of steps in a hospital compound in the town of Bunia. Near her was her mother, Jesinne Dhewedza, and her niece, six-year-old Irene Mave. Two weeks earlier, I might…