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CounterPunch is a lifeboat of sanity in today’s turbulent political seas. Please make a tax-deductible donation and help us continue to fight. Photograph Source: Obier – CC BY-SA 4.0 I am writing you from Montpellier, France, where I am a participant-observer in the Yellow Vest movement, which is still going strong after six months, despite […]

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Craig Murray mulls the depressing series of events over the past few weeks involving Iran, Venezuela, Ecuador and the U.S. By Craig Murray CraigMurray.org.uk There is no conceivable interest of the ordinary people of the Western world being served by the crazed decision of their governments to firmly take the Sunni side in the Sunni/Shia […]

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VIENNA — The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government contracts to a prospective Russian investor. Kurz said he would ask President Alexander Van der Bellen to […]

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Editor’s note: The past is prologue. The stories we tell about ourselves and our forebears inform the sort of country we think we are and help determine public policy. As our current president promises to “make America great again,” this moment is an appropriate time to reconsider our past, look back at various eras of […]

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CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s ruling conservative coalition won a surprise victory in the country’s general election on Saturday, defying opinion polls that had tipped the center-left opposition party to oust it from power and promising an end to the revolving door of national leaders. Opposition Labor Party leader Bill Shorten conceded defeat late in the […]

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One million take to the streets against education cuts, austerity in Brazil By Miguel Andrade 18 May 2019 On Wednesday, mounting social anger over the austerity measures of the fascistic government of President Jair Bolsonaro exploded in Brazil’s streets with more than one million students and teachers walking out of classes and attending demonstrations initially […]

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Austrian Vice Chancellor Resigns After Release Of Secret Video

May 18, 2019           |                                       

Austrian Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache has resigned following the release of a secret video in which he is seen offering government contracts to a potential Russian benefactor in exchange for political support. Strache announced his resignation on May 18 hours after a video released by Der Spiegel magazine and the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper in which […]

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As Trump warns of the surveillance danger of Huawei, the real concern of consumers should be the fact they are being surveilled by the U.S. government and all tech companies, says Yasha Levine The post Trump’s Huawei Ban Confirms ‘Telecommunications Are Geopolitical Weapons’ appeared first on The Real News Network.

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US Trade Talks With China Have Stalled

May 17, 2019           |                                       

The ever-escalating US trade war with China, which rocked stock markets earlier in the week, shows no signs of letting up, with sources familiar with the administration’s efforts saying that no new talks are taking place between the US and China on the matter. It’s not clear if any new talks are even scheduled at […]

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Union executives and scholars in France talk to Léa Bouchoucha about the unprecedented wave of social protests. By Léa Bouchoucha in Paris Special to Consortium News “Pink Vests” protest in Paris, March 30, 2019. (Léa Bouchoucha) Several weeks ago Emmanuelle Cheron, 43, was out on the Place de La République in Paris, along with other […]

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Guaido Confirms Norway Mediation, But Says No Direct Talks With Venezuela Government

May 16, 2019           |                                       

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has confirmed he sent representatives to Norway to join mediation efforts to resolve the crisis in his South American country, but he denied direct talks are taking place with President Nicolas Maduro’s government. “There are some envoys in Norway,” Guaido told a rally of his supporters in Caracas on May […]

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Consortium News brings you in-depth coverage from a fresh perspective of the biggest stories of the day. Read us to keep up with the crises of Iran, Venezuela and WikiLeaks. You can read The New York Times and The Washington Post if you want to know what official Washington is saying and doing on the […]

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The $1,000/month from Yang has changed the Fassis’ lives in small ways—and kindled their imaginations. Jodie believes Yang’s UBI could be a “game-changer for blue-collar workers.” Chuck says he “detests” his new job and, if he had a long-term UBI, would pursue a community-oriented small business. Chuck Fassi, 49, a self-described introvert with a heavy […]

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US Illegally Evicts Protectors From Venezuelan Embassy

May 16, 2019           |                                       

Even GOP Voters Are Applauding AOC and Sanders for Taking on Lenders Don’t Give John Bolton His War With Iran US Illegally Evicts Protectors From Venezuelan Embassy New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Enters Race for 2020 Democratic Nomination Israel Defense Forces Shoot 16 Palestinians at Nakba Day Protests What Have Top Trump Donors […]

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Spring Donation Drive CounterPunch is a lifeboat of sanity in today’s turbulent political seas. Please make a tax-deductible donation and help us continue to fight. Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair American media still refer to Juan Guaidó, America’s hand-picked “legitimate leader” or “legitimate president” of Venezuela, as having an “administration.” The truth is that his […]

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