Watch the trailer for John Pilger’s “The Dirty War on the NHS” (2019)

Thirtieth Anniversary of the US Invasion of Panama

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This month marks the thirtieth anniversary of the US invasion of Panama. Costing 000s of lives, it was a flagrant act of criminal aggression that signalled Washington’s ‘unipolar moment’.

The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 signified the collapse of the Soviet Union, leaving the United States as the world’s sole superpower. Meanwhile, President Bush I was known as a wimp on foreign policy. Washington needed to put the world on notice, and massage Bush I’s ego. An easy target, Panama was defenceless and already occupied by eighteen US bases.

The official bogeyman was Manuel Noriega, who had upset Washington recently by losing enthusiasm over assisting Washington’s Contra war. But his crimes, most of them committed while on Bush I’s (while CIA director) payroll, became the official pretext. Meanwhile limited control of the strategic Panama Canal was to be transferred to Panama in 1990. In 2000, it…

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Beyond Planting Trees and Changing Light Bulbs: A List of Things You Can Do About The Climate Crisis by Rivera Sun — Dandelion Salad

by Rivera Sun Writer, Dandelion Salad Rivera Sun’s Website, Dec. 12, 2019 December 13, 2019 Here’s the good news: The debate is over. 75% of US citizens believe climate change is human-caused; more than half say we have to do something and fast.

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All Quiet on the Western Front — Economics of Imperialism

The British elected, by a big majority, a Conservative government run by certified liars and incompetents in order to ‘Get Brexit Done’.[1]What a contrast to the countries that have recently seen widespread protests about a lack of democracy, corruption in government and attacks on the living standards of the mass of people. Mass action has…

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Banning Russian Athletes? Politicized International Sports Competition Rears Its Ugly Head Again — Counter Information

By Stephen Lendman Global Research, December 09, 2019 Olympism and other major international sports events are all about profiteering, exploiting athletes, scandalous wheeling, dealing, collusion, and bribery, marginalizing the poor, other disenfranchised groups, and affected communities, sticking taxpayers with the bill, and providing nothing in return but hype and the illusion of amateur athletics at their […]

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The Pentagon’s 36 Military Bases in Africa. America’s Growing Military Presence — Counter Information

By Shane Quinn Global Research, December 06, 2019 Africa now contains 1.3 billion inhabitants, almost twice that of Europe’s population, and the number of African people continues expanding rapidly in what comprises the world’s second biggest continent. Following five centuries of pillage and exploitation by Western imperial powers, Africa is today riddled with poverty and social […]

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Reddit Bans Users for Telling the Truth — OffGuardian

Last week Jeremy Corbyn unveiled dozens of leaked documents. Documents showing that Boris Johnson – and the Tories in general – are lying when they say there are no plans to open up the NHS to US trade. This means, not only that the NHS is in danger of further privatisation and/or ruinously expensive deals…

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