US Sanctions Against Iran will Fail

By Mike Talavera On June 21, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced a new round of economic sanctions against Iran, claiming the move was unrelated to Iran shooting down a Global Hawk spy drone the day before. The Trump administration has doubled down on its policy of economic intimidation to avoid military action in the region, but the influence of the rising imperialist countries, namely … Continue reading US Sanctions Against Iran will Fail

AFGHANISTAN: US Desperately Pushes for Peace Talks as Taliban Gains Ground

By Mike Talavera U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is in Kabul this week in an effort to recommence talks between the US-backed Afghan government and the Taliban, the leading anti-US force in the country. Always the two-faced monster, US imperialism insists on peaceful diplomacy even as it ramps up its slaughter of the Afghan people. According to recent reports, in the first quarter of this year … Continue reading AFGHANISTAN: US Desperately Pushes for Peace Talks as Taliban Gains Ground

Yankee Imperialists Escalate Tensions with Iran

By Jakob Stein  On Wednesday the Trump administration ordered all non-emergency US government personnel be evacuated from the US embassy in Baghdad and US consulate in Erbil, citing unspecified threats from Iran. The threats are based on dubious intelligence reports that are reminiscent of the faulty information that US imperialists used as a justification for the military invasion of Iraq. The decision to withdraw personnel … Continue reading Yankee Imperialists Escalate Tensions with Iran