Privacy concerns are being used to wage war on China, say writers from CODEPINK. The U.S. should focus on passing federal data privacy laws instead of targeting one app.
China & the Developing World
As the U.S. pushes for a major power conflict in the Asia-Pacific, it is essential to develop lines of communication and build understanding among China, the West and the developing world, writes Vijay Prashad.
The New York Times: The Empire’s Paper of Record
Among the latest pieces of unforgivable militarist smut is an article that frames Washington’s military encirclement of China as a defensive move by the U.S., writes Caitlin Johnstone.
WATCH: UN Council Rejects Nord Stream Sabotage Probe
Only Brazil and China joined Russia at the U.N. Security Council in voting for Moscow’s resolution calling for a U.N. probe into the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines. The measure failed to garner the necessary nine votes for adoption.
Hope for Yemen Peace After Saudi-Iranian Rapprochement
Abdul Rahman reports on prospects for war ending in Yemen in the wake of the Chinese-mediated deal to restore diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Caitlin Johnstone: US is the Leader Because It Says So
The facts are in and the case is closed: U.S. unipolar hegemony is unsustainable. The problem is that the U.S. empire itself does not know this.
Foreign Devils on the Road to Afghanistan
Bruised in Africa, Macron is looking for a chance to hit back at Russia in its own backyard in the Caucasus and Central Asia. But he’s punching way above his weight, writes M.K. Bhadrakumar.
Craig Murray: Why Would China Be An Enemy?
To react to Beijing’s growing economic power by increasing Western military power is hopeless. It is harder to think of a more stupid example of lashing out in blind anger.
SCOTT RITTER: G7 vs BRICS — Off to the Races
An economist digging below the surface of an IMF report has found something that should shock the Western bloc out of any false confidence in its unsurpassed global economic clout.
DIANA JOHNSTONE: Germans Down & Russians Out
On the purpose of NATO: “To keep the Americans in, the Russians out, and the Germans down” — saying attributed to Lord Hastings Ismay, the secretary general of NATO 1952-1957.