On May 1, Google recognized Palestine.
Both countries wage war on humanity. Syrians are in the cross-hairs of their ruthlessness. Hundreds of thousands more may die before conflict ends.
By Ron Jacobs - May 4th, 2013
Washington is an imperial nation. It does not have the best intentions of the Syrian people at heart. Indeed, when it comes to policy, it could care less about the Syrian people...If it cared, the support it has shown for the Assads over the years would have been much more conditioned on respecting the civil and human rights of the Syrian people...Syria’s torture chambers were a favorite of the US rendition program.
By Alex Lantier - 6 May 2013
Israel’s bombing of Damascus International Airport Thursday night and Syrian army targets across Damascus yesterday morning are unprovoked and illegal acts of war, abetted by Washington and its European allies as part of their escalating campaign against Syria...There is every indication that the Israeli strikes were a trial run for possible US air strikes on Syria.
By Keith Jones and Jack Miller - WSWS
Canada’s Conservative government has rammed legislation through parliament that, in the name of fighting terrorism, tramples on fundamental democratic juridical principles — including habeas corpus, the right of silence, and the right to challenge one’s accusers.
Washington's been involved in Central American human rights abuses for decades. Geopolitical interests alone matter. Crimes against humanity continue.
Longstanding ties remain firm. Both nations are imperial partners. Naked aggression is official policy. Regime change in Syria is planned. Daily events head inexorably toward full-scale intervention.
By William Blum - Dissident Voice
What is it that makes young men, reasonably well educated, in good health and nice looking, with long lives ahead of them, use powerful explosives to murder complete strangers because of political beliefs?...I’m speaking about American military personnel of course, on the ground, in the air, or directing drones from an office in Nevada...Do not the survivors of US attacks in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, Libya and elsewhere, and their loved ones, ask such a question?
By Gerry Caplan - May 4, 2013
Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam is not just another history book. Its implications for today are both profound and unnerving. It will haunt you every time the United States launches yet another military adventure somewhere in the world in the name of American idealism.
By SHELDON RICHMAN - Counterpunch Weekend Edition
When it comes to conserving the national-security state, it matters little which party is in power.
By Noam Chomsky - Sunday, May 05, 2013
In this episode of Press TV's documentary program renowned American academic Noam Chomsky says the United States would be recognized as a leading terrorist state if international law is applied.
By Mark Weisbrot - May 05, 2013
Recent events indicate that the Obama administration has stepped up its strategy of “regime change” against the left-of-center governments in Latin America, promoting conflict in ways not seen since the military coup that Washington supported in Venezuela in 2002. The most high-profile example is in Venezuela itself, during the past week. As this goes to press, Washington has grown increasingly isolated in its efforts to destabilize the newly elected government of Nicolas Maduro.
Hart represented a number of Guantanamo prisoners. Disturbing questions about his death remain unanswered. Believe nothing at face value. Official accounts often turn out untrue. It won't surprise if later evidence suggests or proves murder.
On May 2, Obama named Froman his new US trade representative. He's a former Harvard law school classmate. He's currently a key adviser.
May 04, 2013 - Znet
When nations such as Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy tried to slow down the rate at which their debts were rising, the results were absolutely devastating. A full-blown economic depression is raging across southern Europe and it is rapidly spreading into northern Europe. Eventually it will spread to the rest of the globe as well.