U.S. Marines open new base on Guam to prepare for future war with China / by Dave DeCamp

Originally published: Antiwar.com  on January 26, 2023 The U.S. Marine Corps on Thursday formally opened a new military base in the U.S. territory of Guam as part of Washington’s military buildup in the Asia Pacific that is aimed at China. The base is still under construction but will eventually house 5,000 U.S. Marines, likely by the end of 2024. AccordingContinue reading “U.S. Marines open new base on Guam to prepare for future war with China / by Dave DeCamp”

Yoon Administration Takes Jeju Massacre Out of History Textbooks / by TK

Photo: “Flying Snow 비설”, a memorial statue in the Jeju April 3 Peace Park. Credit: Jeju Peace Foundation. Originally published: The Blue Roof on 26 December 2022 Ministry of Education justified the move as “exploring the foundation of the Republic of Korea based on liberal democracy.” After he was elected president in March, Yoon Suk-yeol 윤석열 was praisedContinue reading “Yoon Administration Takes Jeju Massacre Out of History Textbooks / by TK”

You should thank this Russian Naval Officer that you and your loved ones are alive today / by Jeremy Kuzmarov

Source: gasedal.wordpress.com Originally published: CovertAction Magazine on December 15, 2022 On October 27, 1962, Soviet naval officer Vasily Arkhipov helped prevent the outbreak of World War III and saved humanity from nuclear catastrophe. A minesweeper during the Pacific War, Arkhipov was the commander of a diesel submarine that had been sent by Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev to escort merchant shipsContinue reading “You should thank this Russian Naval Officer that you and your loved ones are alive today / by Jeremy Kuzmarov”

On the development of China’s environmental policies towards an ecological civilization / by Efe Can Gürcan

Haze of pollution in Beijing. 2006. (Photo: David Barrie / Flickr) Originally publishedin Friends of Socialist China on November 15, 2022 We are very pleased to republish this important article by Efe Can Gürcan, Associate Professor at Türkiye’s Istinye University, which originally appeared in Volume 3 Issue 3 of the BRIQ (Belt & Road Initiative Quarterly). TheContinue reading “On the development of China’s environmental policies towards an ecological civilization / by Efe Can Gürcan”

The Russian Winter offensive / by Gordon M. Hahn

Originally published in Russian and Eurasian Politics on November 22, 2022 The only way Ukrainians will see anything approximating a holiday season is if a ceasefire can be arranged by New Year’s Day, and it just might happen, regardless of President Volodomyr Zelenskiy’s repeated assertions that there will be no negotiations with Russia until itContinue reading “The Russian Winter offensive / by Gordon M. Hahn”

French ambassador: U.S. ‘rules-based order’ means Western domination, violating international law / by Ben Norton

France’s Ambassador to the US Gérard Araud with President Barack Obama in the White House in 2016 Originally published in Multipolarista on November 21, 2022 France’s former ambassador to the United States, Gérard Araud, has publicly criticized Washington, saying it frequently violates international law and that its so-called “rules-based order” is actually an unfair “WesternContinue reading “French ambassador: U.S. ‘rules-based order’ means Western domination, violating international law / by Ben Norton”

Commune or nothing! Venezuela’s transition to socialism / by Venezuelanalysis.com

Originally published in Venezuelanalysis.com on November 9, 2022 Amidst Washington’s economic siege, Venezuela’s communes have continued advancing to offer long-standing solutions to the economic crisis in order to build a socialist future where life trumps capital. Communes are, by definition, deeply anti-imperialist and anticapitalist. Currently, Venezuela has dozens of communes, between rural and urban, someContinue reading “Commune or nothing! Venezuela’s transition to socialism / by Venezuelanalysis.com”

A failure to review America’s nuclear posture / by Joe Cirincione

Originally published: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on October 28, 2022 President Joe Biden has passed on his best chance to operationalize his stated goal of reducing the role in U.S. security policy of America’s more than 5,400 nuclear weapons with the public release on October 27 of the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). Biden is now the 14th president overContinue reading “A failure to review America’s nuclear posture / by Joe Cirincione”

How Cuba is dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Ian / by Vijay Prashad, Manolo De Los Santos

Relief work in Cuba in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. (Photo: José Manuel Correa/Granma) Originally published in People’s Dispatch on October 5, 2022 This article was produced by Globetrotter. On September 27, 2022, a tropical cyclone—Hurricane Ian—struck Cuba’s western province of Pinar del Río. Sustained winds of around 125 miles per hour lingered over Cuba for more than eightContinue reading “How Cuba is dealing with the devastation of Hurricane Ian / by Vijay Prashad, Manolo De Los Santos”

Uprising targets Canada’s man in Haiti / by Frantz Elbé, Jovenel Moïse, Mike Duheme, Sébastien Carrière

Sign reads: “Banks are not innocent in our misery.” Originally published in Canadian Dimension, 09.15.2022 A popular uprising has paralyzed life in much of Haiti. While police are violently suppressing protesters, don’t expect Canadian officials to criticize security forces they fund. Major centres across Haiti have been blocked for days. Protesters want foreign appointed leaderContinue reading “Uprising targets Canada’s man in Haiti / by Frantz Elbé, Jovenel Moïse, Mike Duheme, Sébastien Carrière”