How the New US-Afghanistan Peace Deal Rekindled a “Business Friendly Taliban”

America’s relationship with the Taliban has always been determined by how useful they are at advancing US interests in the region and the Trump administration’s recent efforts to make “peace” with the group are no exception.

US Taliban Peace Deal Feature photo

President Trump, who is up for re-election this year, has added another “peace” deal to his credentials, a deal that the president, his re-election campaign and his supporters have promoted as proof that Trump is willing and able to resist the U.S. foreign policy establishment and its ceaseless push to keep the U.S. embroiled in “forever

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全球左派和委内瑞拉肮脏战争的危险

事实上,尼古拉斯·马杜罗在国际监督的选举中再次当选,获得620万张选票,相当于投票合格人口的31%。相比之下,巴拉克•奥巴马(Barack Obama)在2008年获得了31%,在2012年获得了28%,而特朗普在2016年仅以26%的比例当选,未能赢得民众投票。因此,从程序民主的角度来看,马杜罗的合法性不亚于唐纳德特朗普,西班牙未经选举的佩德罗桑切斯,陷入政治危机的特雷莎梅,或无数其他西方领导人,他们都不会容忍暴力外国支持反对。

An anti-government protester holds a shield brandished with photos of President Nicolas Maduro, government officials and a gun sight, during clashes with security forces in Caracas, Venezuela, July 22, 2017. Fernando Llano | AP

Opinion -- In a recent piece for Jacobin, Gabriel Hetland mapped out what he believes should be the “left” position vis-à-vis the ongoing US-led coup effort in Venezuela. Hetland correctly observes that there is “absolutely no justification for U.S. sanctions or military intervention” in Venezuela, which must be opposed by leftists and

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从墨西哥到非洲,以色列训练战犯,帮派和压迫的黑暗历史

例如,在1989年,以色列被指控训练属于哥伦比亚致命的麦德林毒品卡特尔集团的准军事部队,该组织负责众多政府官员,警察和平民的死亡。

South Sudan Child Soldiers

Despite its apartheid policies toward Palestinians and other minorities, Israel is often cited as the Middle East’s only democracy and a preserver of human rights within the region. Not only does this public image sharply contrast with the reality of Israel’s brutal treatment of occupied Palestine and the country’s institutional racism, but its

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美洲学校:自1946年以来为美国支持的独裁者培训酷刑者和秘密警察

自“学校”成立以来,已经有超过64,000名士兵接受了压迫,粉碎异议和维持美帝国主义的训练。

A guest instructor debriefs students from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation and Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School after a field training exercise. (U.S. Navy photo)

FORT BENNING, Georgia --- For the past 69 years, many of the most notorious U.S.-backed South American dictators, along with their secret police and torturers, have learned their dark arts from a secretive American training facility. Located in Fort Benning, Georgia, the facility changed its name from “School of the Americas” to “Western

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The School Of The Americas Is Still Exporting Death Squads

South American militaries have been sending soldiers to the U.S. for “ethics” and “human rights” training for years, but history shows that many of these alumni go on to become notorious torturers and murderers, not defenders of peace.

Students from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation and students from the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School conduct a joint assault on a simulated narcotics camp during a field training exercise. (Photo: U.S. Navy)

Students from the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly School of the Americas) and students from the Naval Small Craft Instruction and Technical Training School conduct a joint assault on a simulated narcotics camp during a field training exercise. (Photo: U.S. Navy) RABAT, Malta --- In 2009, just a year before

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