There are many similarities to what is happening in Minsk today to what happened in Kiev in 2014, but there are also significant differences, writes Joe Lauria.
Western Media Misperceptions About Belarus, Lukashenko & Putin
The fate of of Belarus may lie with Russian integration, writes Craig Murray. But Lukashenko is not “Putin’s man.”
Whose Century Is It? Don’t Ask Trump
As the previous piece published here today shows, while the U.S. blows things up, China builds things, better than the U.S., and that has infuriated Washington, says Dilip Hiro.
On Bombs & Bombings
The Israeli army has been bombing Gaza and the U.S. just ordered an airstrike on Syria. In a sane and just world, Caitlin Johnstone says both would command intense, international attention.
COVID-19: This Pandemic Brings Out the Worst in Our CEOs
Jim Hightower spotlights the “me-first” greed of a corporate chieftain.
How We Could Wind Up Banned from Discussing an October Surprise on Social Media this Election
There’s reason to be concerned that YouTube’s new attack on press freedoms will spread to outlets like Twitter and Facebook, writes Caitlin Johnstone.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Huawei, Tik Tok, WeChat & Other Handy Targets
Washington is now committed to preventing any non–Western nations that do not conform to the neoliberal order from rising in any field wherein they threaten to best U.S. companies.
What is Next for Washington After Its Failed Venezuela Strategy?
It’s come out in the open now in Washington that the Trump administration’s Venezuela policy is an embarrassing failure but will the next administration wise up, or double down?, asks Steve Ellner.
BEIRUT EXPLOSION: It Is Late, But it Is Early Morning if We Insist
The explosion is the cherry on top of the horrors of a 30-year post-civil war political structure that saw militia leaders turn in their fatigues for business suits, writes Vijay Prashad.
Social Security Hits 85— The Crown Jewel of the New Deal
This major achievement on April 14, 1935, was not possible without a fight, write three authors, each of whom is descended from New Dealers.