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

PALESTINE: Israel Launches Airstrikes Against Gaza

Photo: Israeli airstrike in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza, last week By Felipe Vera Last weekend, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) released a statement claiming to have launched several airstrikes in Gaza against Hamas (The Islamic Resistance Movement). These airstrikes coincide with large protests in Palestine against US imperialism and Israeli occupation, including one last Friday where a Palestinian teenager was shot and killed. An IDF soldier … Continue reading PALESTINE: Israel Launches Airstrikes Against Gaza

DENMARK: Intelligence Service Ranks Imperialist Competition over Greenland Top Security Risk

Photo: Thule US Air Force Base in Greenland By Sherman Cox On November 30, the Defense Intelligence Service of the Kingdom of Denmark classified competing imperialist interests over its colony of Greenland as its number one national security risk, outranking both cybercrime and terrorism. Greenland, home to around 55,000 people, has long been a target of imperialist plunder. The island possesses vast mineral wealth and … Continue reading DENMARK: Intelligence Service Ranks Imperialist Competition over Greenland Top Security Risk

ECUADOR: Committee of Poor Peasants Declare Mining-Free Area

Photo: Painted mural in the Perish of El Goaltal reading, “Committee of Poor Peasants of the Mira River Basin, Land for those who work it! Land for the farmers, not for the large mining companies! No to mining exploitation!” By Ed Dalton The Committee of Poor Peasants in Ecuador has declared the Perish of El Goaltal, in the Mira River Basin along the border with … Continue reading ECUADOR: Committee of Poor Peasants Declare Mining-Free Area