US and China Sign ‘Phase One’ of Trade Deal               

Photo: China’s Vice Premier Liu He (left) and US President Donald Trump (right) By Mike Talavera Last Wednesday, US President Donald Trump and China’s Vice Premier Liu He signed an eight-part agreement that marks a detente in the ongoing trade war between the imperialist superpower US and rising imperialist China. The deal, which saw concessions from both sides, is widely seen as a temporary settlement … Continue reading US and China Sign ‘Phase One’ of Trade Deal               

Egging On The 2020 Election Boycott

By the Incendiary Editorial Board Revolutionaries in Austin initiated a boycott campaign against the 2020 US elections in a dramatic way, egging a local politician, Heidi Sloan, part of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), who is running for a congressional House district. The Austin DSA is known for formerly having police union organizers in leadership, co-opting the people’s struggles, and has also protected fascists … Continue reading Egging On The 2020 Election Boycott

Turkey Poised to Intervene in Libyan Civil War over Energy Disputes

Photo: Turkish Parliament approved the deployment of troops to support the UN-installed Libyan Government of National Accord on Thursday By Jennifer Kelly On Sunday Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that Turkish military units have begun moving into Libya to support the UN-installed Government of National Accord (GNA) in the ongoing Libyan civil war. The military agreement with Turkey was requested by the Libyan GNA, among … Continue reading Turkey Poised to Intervene in Libyan Civil War over Energy Disputes

US Air Strike Kills Top Iranian Military Leader

Photo: Protesters in Iran carry pictures of the recently assassinated military leader Qasem Soleimani and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei  By Mike Talavera Qasem Soleimani, a general in Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was leaving the Baghdad International Airport on Thursday when the car he was in exploded, killing him and two others. The Pentagon claimed responsibility for the airstrike soon after in the latest … Continue reading US Air Strike Kills Top Iranian Military Leader

US to Pull Troops from West Africa to Better Counter China, Russia

Photo: US Africa Command leader General Stephen Townsend overlooks Burkinabe soliders in Burkina Faso during a September visit. By Mike Talavera Recent reports indicate that US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper will soon order the pullout of US troops from West Africa as part of a greater redeployment of troops to fortify against the rising threats of China and Russia. The exact number of troops to … Continue reading US to Pull Troops from West Africa to Better Counter China, Russia

International Criminal Court Threatens Investigation into Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

Photo: Gaza Strip after Israeli assault in 2014 By Sherman Cox and Mike Talavera Last week, International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda signaled her intention to investigate war crimes committed in Palestine during Israel’s 51-day assault on Gaza in 2014, also known as Operation Protective Edge. This decision, which has been stalled for five years in preliminary investigations, is itself only half-baked, with … Continue reading International Criminal Court Threatens Investigation into Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

NATO at Crossroads after 70th Anniversary Summit

Photo: Heads of State represent their respective countries at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit last week By Mike Talavera Today, French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Élysée Palace to discuss the imperialist proxy war in Eastern Ukraine. The absence of the US and other anti-Russian members of the North … Continue reading NATO at Crossroads after 70th Anniversary Summit