BAHAMAS: Hurricane Dorian Exposes Imperialist Domination

Photo: Bahamians struggle to clear debris in the wake of Hurricane Dorian By Felipe Vera As Hurricane Dorian finishes its course up the east coast of the US, survivors of the storm’s devastating blow to the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas are still struggling to recover. As the second strongest hurricane ever to form in the Atlantic Ocean, with wind speeds over 185 miles per hour, … Continue reading BAHAMAS: Hurricane Dorian Exposes Imperialist Domination

AFGHANISTAN: US Inching Toward Total Withdrawal, Peace Deal with Taliban

Photo: US envoy to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalilzad speaks to audience after televised debate. By Jennifer Kelly After 18 years of imperialist war, the US is getting close to reaching a peace agreement with the Taliban, which would include a complete withdrawal of US troops. Ahead of a final agreement, US President Donald Trump announced he would be withdrawing over 5,000 troops from Afghanistan on August … Continue reading AFGHANISTAN: US Inching Toward Total Withdrawal, Peace Deal with Taliban

Trump Administration Reallocates $3.6 Billion for Border Fortifications

Photo: Construction of border fencing in New Mexico last month. By Mike Talavera In a letter leaked yesterday, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper informed Congress that the Trump administration would be taking $3.6 billion from deferred military construction projects and investing those funds in over 100 miles of new steel barriers along the border with Mexico in Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. The longest strip … Continue reading Trump Administration Reallocates $3.6 Billion for Border Fortifications

PERÚ: Suspenden Construcción de la Mina de Cobre Tía María

Foto: Manifestantes bloquean la calle en Arequipa. Este artículo es una traducción. Por Jakob Stein La semana pasada, el Ministerio de Energía y Minas de Perú suspendió el permiso para la construcción de la mina de cobre Tía María, un proyecto de 1.4 mil de millones de dólares, en la región de Arequipa. El gobierno reaccionario suspendió la licencia supuestamente para reevaluar su legalidad y tomar … Continue reading PERÚ: Suspenden Construcción de la Mina de Cobre Tía María

INDONESIA: Police Open Fire on Protesters in West Papua, Killing Six

Photo: Protesters clash with police in West Papua By Jakob Stein On Wednesday, Indonesian police in the West Papuan Deiyai Regency killed six protesters and injured several more, including children, during a protest supporting West Papuan national liberation. The vicious police crackdown is part of a larger pattern of state repression against the oppressed nation of Papua. At least one police officer was killed and … Continue reading INDONESIA: Police Open Fire on Protesters in West Papua, Killing Six

US Makes Territorial Deal with Turkey in Syria

Photo: Turkish and US military vehicles in Northern Syria By Jennifer Kelly This past Wednesday the US and Turkey began the first phase of a plan to develop a “safe zone” in northern Syria. This puts a halt, at least for now, on Turkish plans for further incursion into the Kurdish-held territory in the north of Syria. There has been much consternation over the details … Continue reading US Makes Territorial Deal with Turkey in Syria

PERU: Construction of Tía María Copper Mine Suspended

Photo: Protesters block road in Arequipa By Jakob Stein Last week, Peru’s Ministry of Energy and Mines suspended the permit for the construction of the $1.4 billion Tia Maria copper mine in the Arequipa region. The reactionary government suspended the license supposedly to reevaluate its legality and take into account the objections from local officials, but paralyzing strikes, port blockades, and combative protests have forced … Continue reading PERU: Construction of Tía María Copper Mine Suspended