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  • Roaming Charges: No Neanderthal Ever Bombed Syria
    by Jeffrey St. Clair on March 5, 2021 at 9:00 am

    + There were many reasons to vote against Trump, starting with the fact that he was the incumbent running for reelection. All incumbent presidents should be voted against as matter of principle, because they almost certainly started committing war crimes within weeks of taking office, a truism Biden has now reconfirmed with his bombing of More The post Roaming Charges: No Neanderthal Ever Bombed Syria appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

  • Full-Spectrum Extinction
    by Paul Atwood on March 5, 2021 at 8:58 am

    Last week General Tod Wolder, top gun of the U.S. European Command, declared that “Russia remains an enduring existential threat to the United States and our European allies.” On February 23 President Biden’s choice for Central Intelligence Director, William Burns, testified that “adversarial, predatory Chinese leadership poses our biggest geopolitical test…out-competing China will be key to our national security in the days ahead…requiring intensified focus and urgency.” Newly minted Secretary of Defense, former 4-star General Lloyd Austin, chimed in that China posed the “most significant threat” to the U.S. Military. More The post Full-Spectrum Extinction appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

  • From the Murder of Berta Cáceres to the Dam Disaster in Uttarakhand
    by Don Fitz on March 5, 2021 at 8:58 am

    March 2, 2021 was the five year anniversary of the murder of Berta Cáceres, who opposed the Agua Zarca dam in Honduras. That date was less than one month after the deaths of dozens of people from Tehri Dam disaster in Uttarakhand, India. The two stories together tell us far more about consequences of the insatiable greed of capitalism for more energy than either narrative does by itself. More The post From the Murder of Berta Cáceres to the Dam Disaster in Uttarakhand appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

  • What the Ecuadoran Elections Mean for the U.S.
    by Eve Ottenberg on March 5, 2021 at 8:57 am

    The pink tide is coming back in – much to the chagrin of many in the U.S. government. With leftist governments in Bolivia, Venezuela, Argentina, Nicaragua, Mexico and Cuba, the prospect of yet another, this time in Ecuador, doubtless keeps regime changers, right-wing think tankers and other assorted Washington imperialists up at night. All those leftists the U.S. had murdered over the years, all the death squads the U.S. gave the nod to, all those dictators the North American empire supported – for what?  After generations of slaughter, the victims’ heirs keep taking over. The U.S. sponsored the extermination of hundreds of thousands of socialists and communists in Latin America, but the people there still want left-wing governments. More The post What the Ecuadoran Elections Mean for the U.S. appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

  • Conspiracy Theories
    by Andrew Levine on March 5, 2021 at 8:57 am

    From time immemorial, people have plotted together, unlawfully, treacherously, and surreptitiously, in order to further generally nefarious objectives. In other words, conspiracies happen. Sometimes they never come to light; more often, they do, but only after, sometimes long after, they are executed or aborted. And sometimes they happen in plain view. The term has negative More The post Conspiracy Theories appeared first on CounterPunch.org.

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