Date archive forDecember, 2019
By admin On Tuesday, December 31st, 2019
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Unrest at US embassy reveals Iraqis are fed up with American ‘occupiers’

Anti-American sentiment has taken deep root in Iraqi society and ultimately fueled the fiery siege of the US Embassy in Baghdad, as the locals blame Washington for the sorry state of Iraq, military and political More...

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‘Art against austerity’: Paris Opera gives free street performance amid strikes over pension reform

Paris Opera musicians on strike over unpopular pension reform plans proposed by the French government delighted passers-by with a free New Year’s Eve concert on the steps outside the Bastille opera house. In the More...

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North Korea won’t stop nuclear expansion in face of US threat – but US attitude adjustment can work wonders, Kim says

North Korea will continue building up its nuclear deterrent to counter US aggression, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said – but the degree to which it expands its weapons program will depend on the US’ More...

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1860s: the red thread of working class internationalism

Rebecca Long-Bailey’s appeal to ‘progressive patriotism’ is misguided but the working class internationalism of the 1860s is inspiring, argues Alex Snowdon Counterfire Daily  More...

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Protest has helped define the first two decades of the 21st century – here’s what’s next

We’re living in an unprecedented moment – the fortunes of popular protest will depend on the collective leadership of the movements, writes Feyzi Ismail Counterfire Daily  More...

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‘This is your time’: Trump calls for Iraqis to rise up against Iran

President Donald Trump has called on ‘millions’ of people in Iraq to resist Iran, as the fallout over US airstrikes on an Iran-backed militia brings Washington and Tehran one step closer to proxy war. “To More...

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Iran slams US ‘audacity’ to blame it for Baghdad embassy storming

Iran has flatly rejected US accusations that it is behind violent protests which broke out at the American embassy in Baghdad in response to US airstrikes on militia groups in Iraq. In a tweet on Tuesday, US President More...

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Darfur violence blamed on ethnic tensions but suspicions rise about foul play

Darfur violence blamed on ethnic tensions but suspicions rise about foul play Many in Darfur are blaming Sudanese ‘old regime’ for spike in killings, arson Mohammed Amin Tue, 12/31/2019 More...

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French chef thought of suicide after Michelin star lost over using English cheddar

French courts have dealt a fresh blow to a chef who said he thought of suicide when his restaurant was stripped of a Michelin star, dismissing his request for the prestigious guide to explain its claim he used cheddar More...

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Little Women – film review

Little Women is a successful film adaptation but haste and gloss obscure many of the central and distinctive elements of Alcott’s original story Counterfire Daily  More...