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Social and Economic Woes Weigh Heavily on Algeria’s Future

Khelaf Benhadda Equal Times
“Algerians cannot and will not put up with being humiliated any longer. They want to live in a democratic Algeria with social justice. The national wealth must be fairly distributed. Clientelism and corruption must be forever banished,”

US Sanctions Are Designed to Kill

Kevin Cashman, Cavan Kharrazian Jacobin
Trump signing documents US sanctions are killing ordinary Iranians by the thousands. Through its control over the world banking system, America’s sanctioning power flouts international human rights law and poses a threat to the world.

The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis

Michael T. Klare Tom Dispatch
arial photo of Strait of Hormuz “As the world’s only superpower, [the United States] must accept its special responsibilities for preserving access to [the] worldwide energy supply.” You can’t get much more explicit than that.

In Venezuela, White Supremacy Is a Key Driver of the Coup

Greg Palast Truthout
This is the story of Venezuela in black and white, the story not told in The New York Times or the rest of our establishment media. This year’s so-called popular uprising is, at its heart, a furious backlash of the whiter (and wealthier) Venezuelans

Tidbits - Jan. 31, 2019 - Reader Comments: Trump Shutdown; What LA Teachers Won; Impeach Trump; Roger Stone; Venezuela - Opposition to Coup, Resources to fight; Elizabeth Warren; Angela Davis Re-Awarded; Black History Month Events;

Portside
Reader Comments: Trump Shutdown; What LA Teachers Won; Impeach Trump; Roger Stone; Venezuela - Opposition to Coup Attempt; Resources to fight; Elizabeth Warren; Angela Davis Re-Awarded; Resources; Announcements - Black history and today; and more....

Global Left Midweek - Venezuela Coup Threat

Portside
Reports on the threatened coup in Venezuela have mostly overlooked the gross belligerence of the Trump administration. Global Left Midweek brings you news and opinion from the left press, including translations from Spanish by Portside.
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