Tag: United States

US uses radioactive depleted uranium weapons in Syria

Months after the Pentagon said it wouldn’t use a controversial type of armor-piercing ammunition that has been blamed for long-term health complications, US aircraft fired thousands of the rounds during two high-profile air raids in Syria in November 2015, the Pentagon acknowledged Wednesday.
The use of the ammunition, a 30mm depleted-uranium bullet called PGU-14, was first […]

Trump threats on South China Sea heighten war risk

by Peter Symonds, World Socialist Website
Just days after taking office, the Trump administration has set course for a conflict with China over the South China Sea that threatens military clashes and war.
President Donald Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, on Tuesday backed up an earlier assertion by the administration’s nominee for secretary of state, former Exxon […]

War and famine in Yemen

Yemeni homes and buildings have been destroyed by airstrikes. Photo: BBC
Donald Trump’s first concrete decision as commander in chief was a major fiasco that killed nine children, eight women, and a U.S. soldier in a botched raid on al Qaeda in Yemen.
The operation — which Trump reportedly approved over dinner — also failed to catch its reported […]

The Crisis in the Ukraine and Canada’s dangerous role

March 4, 2014: Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird with Ukraine’s ambassador to Canada, Vadym Prystaiko, Photo: iPolitics
by Glenn Michalchuk, Chair, Peace Alliance Winnipeg
There is a need at this time to go into the facts about the crisis in the Ukraine. The simple arguments of Baird and Harper about “democracy”, “sovereignty”, “independence” are a prescription for […]

Pregnant conscientious objector sentenced to prison

United States Iraq War Resister Kimberly Rivera speaks at a press conference in Toronto on Friday, August 31, 2012. (The Canadian Press/Aaron Vincent Elkaim)
By William Boardman, Reader Supported News
Amnesty International identifies her as a prisoner of conscience, she was the first American female conscientious objector to flee to Canada, but mainstream media mostly ignore this […]

Iraq 10 years after: Carl Ridd’s Prophetic Warning

Editor’s Note: The United States invaded Iraq on March 19, 2003, insisting that the Iraqi government possessed “weapons of mass destruction” that posed an imminent threat to world security. These claims were later shown to be bogus, but the damage was done: a shattered country in which millions became refugees and as many as 1.4 […]

Iraq 10 years after: What’s Past is Prologue

Feb. 15, 2003: Thousands of Winnipeggers joined millions worldwide in opposing the US-led invasion of Iraq. Photo: Glenn Michalchuk
by Glenn Michalchuk
February 15, 2003 marks the tenth anniversary of the largest protest in human history. As the war clouds gathered over Iraq, millions responded globally to a call for demonstrations against the impending war. The average […]

The invasion of Africa

The real invasion of Africa is not news and a licence to lie is Hollywood’s gift
By John Pilger
A full-scale invasion of Africa is under way. The United States is deploying troops in 35 African countries, beginning with Libya, Sudan, Algeria and Niger. Reported by Associated Press on Christmas Day, this was missing from most Anglo-American […]

Imperialist powers escalate war in Mali

By Ernst Wolff, Global Research
Amid continuing offensives by French troops in Mali, the imperialist powers are making clear that the assault on Mali is part of a lasting, neo-colonial escalation of military intervention throughout Western Africa and beyond.
“This is a global threat and it will require a global response… that is about years, even decades, […]