America’s War on Terror is the True Cause of Europe’s Refugee Crisis – 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

How Bad is the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act? – CounterPunch.org

Somehow, Congress couldn’t find the time last week to renew extended unemployment benefits or the federal moratorium on evictions. Congress had something more pressing to think about than 30 million unemployed Americans: the Pentagon budget. On July 21 and 23, the House of Representatives and the Senate approved their versions of the Pentagon’s annual spending More Source: How Bad is the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act? – CounterPunch.org