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What is at Stake in Venezuela: National Sovereignty

Venezuela Coverage and Analysis

February 22, 2019
Find all of our Venezuela stories here, from the current crisis to the early days of The Real News Network
Trump Withdrawing from Old Wars While Threatening Iran with New One

Trump Withdrawing from Old Wars While Threatening Iran with New One

February 6, 2019

While Trump is withdrawing US troops from Syria and Afghanistan, he is ramping up aggression against Iran — acting both less and more hawkish than his intelligence agencies. Trita Parsi says Washington is violating international law in its campaign to isolate and strangle Tehran

The Green New Deal Must Fight Militarism

The Green New Deal Must Fight Militarism

December 17, 2018

CODEPINK co-founder Medea Benjamin calls on advocates of the Green New Deal to fight both the fossil fuel economy and the war economy

Don't Forget George H. W. Bush's War Crimes, from Iraq's 'Highway of Death' to Panama

Don’t Forget George H. W. Bush’s War Crimes, from Iraq’s ‘Highway of Death’ to Panama

December 14, 2018

As US president, George H.W. Bush invaded Panama and waged the barbaric Gulf War, in which the American military devastated Iraqi civilian infrastructure and massacred thousands of fleeing soldiers

George H.W. Bush: War Criminal, CIA Spy, Oil Tycoon, Embodiment of US Elite

George H.W. Bush: War Criminal, CIA Spy, Oil Tycoon, Embodiment of US Elite

December 10, 2018

President George H. W. Bush was an elite custodian of capitalism and empire, with countless victims, from Iraq to Panama. The former oil tycoon and CIA director paved the way for Trumpism

Saudi diplomatic offensive seeks to put Khashoggi behind it and thwart Qatar

Saudi diplomatic offensive seeks to put Khashoggi behind it and thwart Qatar

November 28, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. As Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman tours friendly Arab nations in advance of the Group of 20 (G-20) industrialized nations summit in Argentina, Saudi diplomacy aims to achieve two goals: put the killing…

Trump Tears up Treaties Pushing for War on Iran, Using Bush-Style Iraq Lies

Trump Tears up Treaties Pushing for War on Iran, Using Bush-Style Iraq Lies

October 10, 2018

As the US ramps up aggression against Iran, withdrawing from agreements and imposing crippling sanctions, Iranians fear Trump and the neocons he surrounded himself with want war – and are echoing Bush-era Iraq “WMD” lies to justify it

An Ex-Marine's View of the US 'Forever War'

An Ex-Marine’s View of the US ‘Forever War’

September 25, 2018

Former Marine Lyle Jeremy Rubin talks about how he came to see US wars as a non-stop continuation of the war economy and how US politicians and mass media have numbed the population to the realities of war

Are Warnings About Chemical Warfare in Syria Another 'Weapon of Mass Distraction'?

Are Warnings About Chemical Warfare in Syria Another ‘Weapon of Mass Distraction’?

September 11, 2018

Col. Larry Wilkerson says that it was the plan of John Bolton and the neocons to take Iraq, then Syria, and then Iran. These false flag operations are all about maintaining the perpetual war in the region

The Uyghur militant threat: China cracks down and mulls policy changes

August 13, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. China, responding to United Nations criticism, academic and media reports, and an embarrassing court case in Kazakhstan, has come closer to admitting that it has brutally cracked down on the strategic north-western province of Xinjiang in what it asserts is a bid to prevent the kind of mayhem…