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The Missing Three-Letter Word in the Iran Crisis

Michael T. Klare Truthout
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;

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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.

George Herbert Walker Bush and the Myth of the 'Good' Gulf War

Nora Eisenberg AlterNet
This draws on articles about the 1991 Gulf War the author wrote which drew on the writer's extensive research for her 2008 novel, "When You Come Home" (Curbstone)-- which chronicles the lives of young veterans returning home from Desert Storm.

Tidbits - Oct. 25, 2018 - Reader Comments: GOTV Phonebanks, Voter Suppression, 2018 elections; Trump Conspiracy with Saudis; Migrant Caravan; Syria; Marx in Music; Solidarity with Cuba; Announcements - NYC, Berkeley; and more ....

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Reader Comments: GOTV Phonebanks for People of Color Voters; Voter Suppression, 2018 elections; Trump Conspiracy with Saudis; Migrant Caravan; Syrian Civil War; Marx in Music; Solidarity with Cuba; Announcements - New York and Berkeley; and more ...

Making Sense of U.S. Moves in the Middle East

Rebecca Gordon Tom Dispatch
There is a new ménage-à-quatre in the region, bringing Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the United States ever closer. And...an unexpected fifth player lurking in the shadows: Russia.

Trump’s Iran Sanctions Are an Obvious Prelude to War

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
Maybe Trump really thinks sanctions will produce a "better" Iran deal. More likely, they're designed to justify conflict - an unwinnable conflict that will destabilize the Middle East and the world’s economy, and pour more of this country’s resources into yet another quagmire.

Donald Trump's Huge Gift to Vladimir Putin

Mark Sumner Daily Kos
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump shaking hands Everything else that Trump has or hasn’t done about Russia, any sanctions, any tariffs, any expelled diplomats, absolutely pales in comparison to the huge boost in oil revenues he provided to the Russian economy by backing away from the Iran nuclear deal.
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