Your Computer Isn’t Yours: 12 November 2020, by Jeffrey Paul

There have been several updates appended to this page as of 2020-11-16, please see below. Also available in: Türkçe Français Español Português русский 简体中文 others: email translations in markdown format to sneak@sneak.berlin It’s here. It happened. Did you notice? I’m speaking, of course, of the world that Richard Stallman predicted in 1997. The one CoryContinue reading “Your Computer Isn’t Yours: 12 November 2020, by Jeffrey Paul”

The Chinese Uyghur Dark Legend and Washington’s Campaign to Counter Chinese Economic Rivalry, by Stephen Gowans

Dig below the surface of the allegations that Beijing is abusing its Muslim population, and you won’t find concentration camps and genocide, but a US-led effort to create a Chinese dark legend. The roots of the demonization campaign are to be found in Washington’s desire to counter China’s challenge to US economic supremacy. From mltoday.comContinue reading “The Chinese Uyghur Dark Legend and Washington’s Campaign to Counter Chinese Economic Rivalry, by Stephen Gowans”

Lawsuit seeks information on increase in asylum rejections, from the Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit is seeking information about why the federal government is referring a greater percentage of asylum cases from Maine to immigration court. The approval rate by the Boston office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for asylum seekers from Maine dropped from 40% in late 2016Continue reading “Lawsuit seeks information on increase in asylum rejections, from the Associated Press”

Democratic Socialism in the Democratic Party, from Bernie Sanders

I am very proud of the hard work that the progressive community put into electing Joe Biden as our next president. And let’s be clear: This election was not just a normal election between two candidates. It was much more important than that. It was an election about retaining our democracy, preserving the rule ofContinue reading “Democratic Socialism in the Democratic Party, from Bernie Sanders”

Israel Uses Cover of US Elections to Wipe Entire Palestinian Community Off the Map, by Yumna Patel

From the Progressive International Israeli forces demolished the entire Bedouin community of Khirbet Humsah in the northern Jordan Valley, leaving 41 Palestinian children homeless just as winter storms spread through the West Bank. As the world was engulfed in the unfolding US elections on November 3rd, Israel quietly demolished an entire Bedouin enclave in theContinue reading “Israel Uses Cover of US Elections to Wipe Entire Palestinian Community Off the Map, by Yumna Patel”

Cuba Responds to Pandemic, Blockade, and New Economic Troubles, By W. T. Whitney Jr.

Buffeted for six decades by the U. S. economic blockade and recently having had to cope with restrictions on daily life and work due to COVID- 19, Cuba’s already shaky economy is deteriorating. Government leaders recently outlined remedial steps leading to what they call a “new normal.”   The UN’s Economic Commission for Latin AmericaContinue reading “Cuba Responds to Pandemic, Blockade, and New Economic Troubles, By W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Cuban report says U.S. blockade still causing immense economic loss, By W. T. Whitney Jr.

Cuba’s Foreign Ministry every year prepares a report on Cuba’s experience with the U.S. economic blockade of the island, in force since 1962. On October 22 Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez presented this year’s report at a press conference in Havana. The Ministry releases the reports ahead of an annual vote in the United Nations GeneralContinue reading “Cuban report says U.S. blockade still causing immense economic loss, By W. T. Whitney Jr.”

Women in the Pandemic Economy, by Anita Waters

Economic downturns have devastating consequences for workers, but those consequences are not equally felt by everyone. Because paid and unpaid labor is divided by gender, women and men often have very different outcomes during economic hard times. In recessions caused by the cyclical crises that capitalism generates, like the Great Recession of 2008, occupations whereContinue reading “Women in the Pandemic Economy, by Anita Waters”

Israel carries out largest West Bank demolition operation in a decade, by Ahmad Al-bazz and Oren Ziv

Israel demolished over 70 structures in the Humsa al-Fuqa community in the occupied West Bank, displacing 11 Palestinian families. Original: https://www.972mag.com/demolition-west-bank-jordan-valley/ In the largest West Bank demolition operation in a decade, Israeli military authorities on Tuesday razed around 70 structures in the Jordan Valley’s Humsa al-Fuqa community in the occupied West Bank. Locals reported thatContinue reading “Israel carries out largest West Bank demolition operation in a decade, by Ahmad Al-bazz and Oren Ziv”