Trump Calls Off Meeting with Taliban, Peace Talks Flounder

Photo: US airstrike that killed 30 in Afghanistan in November 2018. By Jennifer Kelly On Saturday night, US President Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he was calling for an end to negotiations with the Taliban, including a previously undisclosed meeting scheduled for Sunday at Camp David with the president of the Afghan puppet government, Ashraf Ghani. Talks were allegedly canceled because the Taliban took … Continue reading Trump Calls Off Meeting with Taliban, Peace Talks Flounder

MEXICO: African Migrants Fight Back Against Military Police

Photo: African migrants trapped in Tapachula clash with military police By Jakob Stein On August 27, video surfaced of African migrants detained in the Chiapas town of Tapachula fighting back against the Mexican Military Police, who have been keeping them interned in “21st Century Migrant Station,” a detention center with extremely poor conditions. The clashes broke out as detainees attempted to break through police barriers … Continue reading MEXICO: African Migrants Fight Back Against Military Police

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

COLOMBIA: FARC Announces Return to Armed Struggle

Photo: FARC dissidents announce a return to armed struggle in a video posted to the internet By Jakob Stein On August 29, former second-in-command of the Revolutionary Armed forces of Colombia (FARC) Iván Márquez, along with former FARC leader Jesús Santrich, announced that a dissident faction of the group would return to armed struggle in response to recent government killings of former guerillas and other violations … Continue reading COLOMBIA: FARC Announces Return to Armed Struggle

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

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