USA

  • US military confirms bayonets were issued to troops responding to George Floyd protests

    Jul 11, 2020 08:33

    The chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff has confirmed a report by The Associated Press that some of the service members who were mobilized to Washington, D.C. in response to massive protests over the brutal killing of George Floyd were issued bayonets.

  • US assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani an act of state-sponsored terrorism

    Jul 11, 2020 08:16

    A conclusion by the United Nations (UN) that the US’s assassination of Lieutenant General Soleimani, the Commander of the Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), was “unlawful” has drawn Washington’s ire. Recently, US State Department Spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus called the report in which the UN’s top investigator of extrajudicial killings made the conclusion about the assassination of Lt. General Soleimani “tendentious and tedious.”

  • Alarming: Some small businesses received just $1 in Covid-19 relief loans as Kushner family, Wall Street investors raked in millions

    Jul 10, 2020 11:38

    The Kushner family, large chains backed by private equity, Wall Street investors, Kanye West, members of Congress, and the law firm that represented US President Donald Trump during the Mueller probe were among the thousands of beneficiaries of a Covid-19 relief program aimed at rescuing struggling small businesses and keeping workers employed, according to new federal data released on Monday July 6th.

  • Time for US to pull out of Yemen

    Jul 10, 2020 11:35

    As maintained by many US officials and Pentagon commanders, the US-backed Saudi-led war on Yemen is unwinnable – despite the attempts by Riyadh to escalate the war even further. Five years into this unnecessary bloodshed should be more than enough for the War Party to reach conclusion that what it has on its hands is yet another endless war that like the one in Afghanistan is unwinnable.

  • A shameful moment: Trump announces formal withdrawal from WHO as Covid-19 cases climb

    Jul 10, 2020 11:25

    The White House formally informed the United Nations and Congress on Tuesday July 7th that the United States intends to withdraw from the World Health Organization, the public health arm of the U.N. The announcement came as the U.S. grapples with a spike in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in a number of states and as the country closes in on surpassing 3 million positive cases.

  • Why Arabs remain silent on George Floyd’s death?

    Jul 10, 2020 08:52

    From New Zealand and Australia, through Europe, to Canada and Brazil, many countries of the world witnessed demonstrations in solidarity with the protests in the United States against racism after the Minneapolis police officer killed a black American. However, the Arab streets were quiet, except for Tunisia and social media.

  • Coronavirus is creating a crisis of energy insecurity in the US

    Jul 09, 2020 18:41

    As the US remains in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, a more insidious crisis is taking root as households are unable to pay their energy bills, risking serious health consequences and increasing debt, while federal and state governments fail to adequately protect vulnerable families.

  • Fire-engulfed California short on firefighters as prison “slaves” under COVID-19 lockdown

    Jul 09, 2020 18:39

    Instead of wholesale changes in energy production or consumption, or a great increase in professional firefighters, the US state of California has opted to use extremely cheap prison labor to tackle the inevitable blazes. The measure allows for the government to continue cutting public service budgets, while also acting as a check on wage and working condition demands from public unions, as the threat of being replaced by someone who is effectively a slave, increases.

  • 'Completely out of control': China says 'US epidemic' threat to rest of the world

    Jul 09, 2020 18:36

    “In the coming fall and winter, the US epidemic will likely run rampant, and more countries and regions will be forced to suffer because of the US”, the Global Times wrote. "Lies are dominating US society's recognition of the epidemic," the paper added.

  • Provocative US military drills near Chinese waters

    Jul 09, 2020 18:29

    In response to legitimate Chinese military exercises in its own waters, the Pentagon falsely accused Beijing of “the latest in a long line of actions to assert unlawful maritime claims and disadvantage its Southeast Asian neighbors in the South China Sea (sic),” adding: “The US will continue to monitor Chinese military activity — in a part of the world where US forces close to its borders are a hostile presence.”