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‘Landmark’ Victory For First Amendment As Court Strikes Down Texas Anti-BDS Law

In a decision hailed as a “landmark” victory for the First Amendment, a federal judge on Thursday struck down a Texas law requiring government contractors to sign a pledge vowing not to participate in the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement. “This is a complete victory of the First Amendment against Texas’s attempts to suppress Read More…

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Pence’s Key Phone Call To Venezuelan Opposition Confirms US Orchestration

Vice President Mike Pence called Guaido the night before his announcement and “pledged” that the Trump administration would support him. As U.S. lawmakers, civil society leaders, and Latin America experts continue to warn against American intervention in Venezuela’s internal political affairs, the Wall Street Journal on Friday confirmed suspicions that opposition leader Juan Guaido’s move to declare himself “interim president” of Venezuela Read More…

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US Official’s Iran Speech Interrupted: “How Did The War With Iraq Turn Out?”

After senior State Department official and head of the Trump administration’s so-called “Iran Action Group” Brian Hook delivered a hawkish speech on Wednesday trashing the Iran nuclear accord and praising the White House’s deeply harmful sanctions, CodePink co-founder Medea Benjamin interrupted the event and condemned Hook for “making the case for war with Iran.” “That Read More…

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John Bolton Threatens ICC With Sanctions If They Dare Investigate US Or Israeli War Crimes

UPDATE: John Bolton just officially threatened International Criminal Court judges with sanctions. Reinforcing the worldwide perception of the U.S. as “a bully and a hegemon” that will not tolerate attempts by the global community to hold it accountable for its deadly actions overseas, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton is set to deliver a speech on Monday that Read More…

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‘War Crimes’: Lawmakers Demand Answers About US Role In Yemen Massacre

In the wake of the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition’s horrific bombing of a school bus last week that killed 50 Yemeni children and amid reports on Tuesday of dozens more civilian deaths after a new wave of Saudi bombings, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) has sent a detailed letter (pdf) to the Department of Defense Inspector General demanding an investigation into whether Read More…

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Media Silence After US-Backed Attack On Hospital Kills Dozens In Yemen

As some of America’s most prominent corporate media outlets continued their lengthy blackout of Yemen’s deepening humanitarian crisis—a catastrophe made possible by the U.S. government’s enthusiastic military and political support for Saudi Arabia’s years-long assault on the starving nation—the Saudi-led coalition on Thursday reportedly killed as many as 50 people and injured dozens more in a massive bombing campaign targeting the Yemeni Read More…