Tweet calling for troops’ return by Christmas puts peace negotiations in jeopardy and was greeted enthusiastically by the Taliban Source: Trump’s Afghanistan withdrawal announcement takes US officials by surprise | US military | The Guardian
Julian Assange is not on trial simply for his liberty and his life. He is fighting for the right of every journalist to do hard-hitting investigative journalism without fear of arrest and extradition to the United States.
di Davide Grasso Mentre l’aggressività imperialistica della Turchia colpisce Kurdistan e Siria, non si ferma alla Libia, minaccia Cipro e la Grecia e lancia attacchi propagandistici fino all’Armenia, “L’oro della Turchia Source: L’oro di Istanbul: quando il capitalismo fa la sua lotta di classe – micromega-online – micromega
The most consequential false conspiracy theory of the last twenty years in the United States centered on fabricated accusations raised against the Iraqi state in 2002-3. These claimed that Iraq maintained secret stores of “weapons of mass destruction” and intended to use them against the West, perhaps imminently.
Influential academic David Graeber had been invited to Berlin to present his new book Debt: The First 5,000 Years, by current German President Steinmeier who at the time was preparing to run for office of German Chancellor. The year was 2012, massive debt of Greece and many other European nations were threatening a free-fall of More Source: On the Lasting Influences of David Graeber – CounterPunch.org
Desperate refugees crammed into cockle-shell boats landing on the shingle beaches of the south Kent coast are easily portrayed as invaders. Anti-immigrant demonstrators were exploiting such fears last weekend as they blockaded the main highway into Dover Port in order “to protect Britain’s borders”. Meanwhile, the home secretary, Priti Patel, blames the French for not doing enough to stop the flow of refugees across the Channel. More Source: America’s War…Continue reading America’s War on Terror is the True Cause of Europe’s Refugee Crisis – CounterPunch.org
I witness horror stories of social media algorithms turning young people into extremists. But why cede this space to the far right? Source: Marxist memes for TikTok teens: can the internet radicalize teenagers for the left? | Social media | The Guardian
Il rapporto della Brown University: dal 2001 al 2019 lo sfollamento forzato da 8 paesi nelle guerre Usa. E gli effetti sono duraturi: frammentazione della società, impoverimento, radicalizzazione e fame Source: Da dove e perché partono: 37 milioni in fuga dalle guerre Usa | il manifesto
Dall’antico Egitto alle democrazie contemporanee, nessun regime ha mai governato rinunciando alle strutture burocratiche. E non spariranno neanche con le nuove tecnologie. Dall’archivio di Internazionale. Leggi Source: L’utopia delle regole – David Graeber – Internazionale
As trusted friends join the ranks of predators, it could be time to take a tougher line – soft power is no longer enough Source: How should Europe respond now its American ally has turned hostile? | Donald Trump | The Guardian