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Friday, May 30th, 2014

Did a neoliberal energy grab backfire? | Crimea: an EU-US-Exxon screwup

By PIERRE M. SPREY and FRANKLIN C. SPINNEY Counterpunch.org On 17 May, William Broad’s piece, “In Taking Crimea, Putin Gains a Sea of Fuel Reserves”, appeared in the New York Times. Broad explained how the annexation of Crimea by Russia changed the legal claims for exclusive access to the maritime resources for the littoral nations

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Break the silence | A world war is beckoning

By JOHN PILGER Counterpunch.org Why do we ­tolerate the threat of ­another world war in our name? Why do we allow lies that justify this risk? The scale of our ­indoctrination, wrote Harold Pinter, is a “brilliant,...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The Rise of the Quasi-Fascists | The Dark Side of the Ukraine Revolt

By CONN HALLINAN Counterpunch.org “The April 6 rally in Cherskasy, a city 100 miles southeast of Kiev, turned violent after six men took off their jackets to reveal T-shirts emblazoned with the words “Beat the Kikes” and...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

How the Same Godfather Rules from Canberra to Kiev | The Forgotten Coup

By JOHN PILGER Counterpunch.org Washington’s role in the fascist putsch against an elected government in Ukraine will surprise only those who watch the news and ignore the historical record. Since 1945, dozens of governments, many of them...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Chicken Kiev | Obama Backs Down on Crimea

By MIKE WHITNEY Counterpunch.org “I never thought I’d live to see the day when the US State Department whitewashed the neo-Nazi views and heritage of a gang of thugs who had seized power in a violent coup...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Migrant, women, peasant groups mourn death of rights advocate Irene Fernandez

“Without doubt, she will be a big loss not only to the movement in Malaysia but to the global movement that is striving for a just and better world for the poor and oppressed.” – Sarojeni Rengam,...

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Sour Grapes | Big Oil’s ‘Sore Losers’ Lead the Drive to War

by MIKE WHITNEY Counterpunch “We are witnessing a huge geopolitical game in which the aim is the destruction of Russia as a geopolitical opponent of the US or of the global financial oligarchy…..The realization of this project...

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Venezuela Beyond the Protests | The Revolution is Here to Stay

By EVA GOLINGER Postcards from the Revolution Investigative journalist Eva Golinger traces the roots of current opposition protests, and argues “the revolution that is here to stay is the Bolivarian Revolution, which began in 1998 when Hugo...

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

A Manufactured Crisis | Venezuela is Not Occupy

By ROGER D. HARRIS Counterpunch With demonstrating students in the streets confronting state security forces, the recent unrest and violence in Venezuela that began on February 12th superficially bears a resemblance to the Occupy Movement that began...

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

The Anti-Cuba Privateers | How Florida Reactionaries Undermine Venezuelan Democracy

By W.T. WHITNEY Counterpunch Remember the Tonkin Gulf Resolution? In 1964 that joint congressional resolution propelled the United States into war lasting nine years. Resolution 488, passed by House of Representatives by a 393 – 1 vote...

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Spying on activists: New document shows US Army targeted Olympia war protesters

Edward Snowden revelations have left many Americans shocked by the massive intelligence dragnet operated by the National Security Agency.

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