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War Abroad, Equality at Home? Bernie Sanders and the Sandernistas

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by Ann Garrison

Is there such a thing as a War Progressive? “Jeffrey St. Clair has tracked the sordid trail of every pro-war stance that Senator Sanders took and every pro-war vote he cast on the way to his failed crusade for equality at home and war abroad.” However, St. Clair has praise for Sanders’ supporters. “You didn’t cry when Bernie betrayed you. At least, not for long.”

 

 

War Abroad, Equality at Home? Bernie Sanders and the Sandernistas

Clinton Is the Most Dangerous Person Alive – An Interview with Edward S. Herman

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by Ann Garrison

The just-concluded election revealed as much about the corporate media, which has broken every rule of journalism to support Hillary Clinton, and the fraudulence of much of the American Left, which turns out to have no real problem with war or capitalism, than it did about the candidates, themselves. Edward Herman is an exception, a genuine man of the Left. He says “a vote for Hillary Clinton is a vote for war with Syria and Russia.”

Two Anniversaries: The Congo Invasion and Ingabire’s Arrest

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by Ann Garrison

It was 20 years ago this month that Rwanda invaded the Democratic Republic of Congo, setting in motion a genocide that has claimed more than six million lives. Six years ago this month, Rwandan presidential candidate Victoire Ingabire for attempting to remind the world that Hutus were slaughtered by Paul Kagame’s regime, “a crime that every opponent of this government is accused of.”

The Black President and the Black-on-the-Inside Preacher, A Bad Day for Identity Politics

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The man most responsible for the death of six million Congolese – the worst genocide since World War Two – holds periodic celebrations in cities all around the world to celebrate the accomplishments of his regime. Rwandan President Paul Kagame is armed, financed and protected by the United States. When Kagame showed up in San Francisco last month, the author was there to mark the occasion.

U.S. Cops Kill Unarmed African; U.S. Media Mangle His Homeland’s History

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by Ann Garrison

Police in El Cajon, California, answered Alfred Olongo’s sister’s call for help for her disturbed, but unarmed, brother -- and promptly shot him dead. Learning that Olongo was a Ugandan immigrant, U.S. media immediately spun background tales revolving around the guerilla leader, Joseph Kony. But, the Olongos hadn’t fled from Kony; his family left Uganda because President Yoweri Museveni, a U.S. ally, “threatened to kill the whole family.”

Uganda: A Brilliant Genocide

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The U.S. deploys demons to justify imperial conquest. In central Africa, the demon’s name is Joseph Kony, the guerilla who served as an excuse for Yoweri Museveni, the dictator of Uganda, to commit genocide against the Acholi people, with U.S. support. Museveni “drove nearly two million Acholi people, 90% of the population, into concentration camps.” He then set in motion a genocide that has killed more than six million Congolese and Rwandans.

Unworthy Victims: Houthis in Yemen and Hutus in Burundi

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by Ann Garrison

The U.S. reserves for itself the right to decide which nations and peoples are worthy to exist. Washington gives thumbs down to Hutus, who make up the vast majority in Burundi and Rwanda, and condemns the Houthis, a significant part of Yemen’s population. “The U.S. and its allies have deemed the Tutsis to be ‘worthy victims,’ the Hutus ‘unworthy victims.’” The same goes for Houthis targeted for death by the Saudis.

Stop Trump Fundamentalists Can Bite Me

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The duopoly electoral system causes shrinkage of the American mind, compelling otherwise intelligent people to conclude that critics of corporate Democrats must be supporters of Donald Trump. The author, who will vote Green, has a rhetorical question for the afflicted. “You trust Hillary, she of the 30,000 deleted e-mails, the $250,000 Goldman Sachs speeches, and the poverty pimping and corruption empire otherwise known as the Clinton Foundation?”

Rwanda, the Clinton Dynasty, and the Case of Dr. Léopold Munyakazi

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by Ann Garrison

Three U.S. presidents – Clinton, Bush and Obama – have honored their alliance with Paul Kagame, one of the world’s premier war criminals, by dutifully deporting his critics to imprisonment, or worse, in Rwanda. Dr. Léopold Munyakaz awaits this same fate for describing the Rwandan conflict as a class struggle, not a genocide, thus undermining the “ideological foundation of U.S. ‘humanitarian’ war ideology.”

Obama and Clinton Collude to Ram TPP through Lame Duck Congress

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by Ann Garrison and John Banister

Barack Obama may get one last chance to arrive at a “Grand Bargain” with the Republicans, in the lame duck session of Congress following the November election. That’s when he might push a vote for his Trans Pacific Partnership corporate rights legislation, which is strong in the GOP but weak with Democrats. Bill Clinton, Obama’s political mentor, showed the way when he rammed through NAFTA against the wishes of his own party, a generation ago.

Beyond Bernie: Socialist Alternative endorses Jill Stein

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by Ann Garrison

The Socialist Alternative party urges leftists to unite behind Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. “We are urging all Sandernistas to help us register the strongest possible vote for Jill in November and to use Jill's campaign and this historic moment to prepare the ground for a new mass party to unite the 99%."

Obama's AFRICOM Nominee Will Seek Authority to Assassinate

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by Ann Garrison

The next commanding general of AFRICOM, the U.S. Military Command in Africa, wants the authority to assassinate people designated as “terrorists,” without first getting permission of the U.S. president. The question of getting permission from Africans never came up in confirmation hearings before the U.S. Senate.

Green Party Seeks 2016 Ballot Access in all 50 States, an Interview with Rick Lass

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by Ann Garrison

The two major parties maintain their duopoly, not just on the strength of corporate money, but by making it so hard for independent parties to get on the ballot. The author spoke to New Mexico activist and Stein campaign staffer Rick Lass about efforts to get the Green Party on the ballot in all 50 states. He reminded her that it also “takes an inspiring candidate with an organization to raise the funds and attract the volunteers needed to get on the ballot.”  

Building the Greens Into a Mass Party: Interview with Bruce Dixon

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by Ann Garrison

The Green Party has been around for two decades as an alternative to the two corporate parties.  It's time some Greens paid attention to why it hasn't caught a mass following, despite being mostly correct on the issues and closer to the beliefs of actual votes than either of those two parties.  Some Greens are interrogating their own party and their own practice, with a view toward moving to a membership-led and membership financed party.

Rwanda: Genocide Included Hutus Massacred by Kagame Forces

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by Ann Garrison 

The Rwandan Genocide is commemorated in Rwanda and at the United Nations as “the genocide against the Tutsi.” However, there is ample evidence that hundreds of thousands of Hutus, as well as Tutsis, died in the Rwandan massacres.

African Union Refuses to Invade Burundi

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by Ann Garrison

The African Union has reversed its decision to send 5,000 “peacekeepers” to Burundi, at the instigation of the U.S. and Europeans. The real threat to Burundi comes from neighboring Rwanda, which is training an army of refugees to invade Burundi. Why did the AU have a change of heart? “Member nations no doubt realized that if they authorized the deployment without Burundi's consent, unwelcome AU troops might be sent across their borders as well.”

Uganda: Upcoming Elections and Ongoing U.S. Influence: An Interview with Milton Allimadi

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by Ann Garrison

President Gen. Yoweri Museveni, Washington’s dependable hit-man in Africa, has been in office for 30 years. Museveni could rig next month’s elections, as he has previously done. However, “even the U.S. is aware that Museveni is a spent force and that his major concern is how to protect his family, himself, and the ill-gotten gains” of his allies. As usual, opponents’ campaign workers are turning up dead.

Rwanda, the Enduring Lies: A Project Censored Interview with Professor Ed Herman by Ann Garrison

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by Ann Garrison

Nowhere is The Big Lie more powerful than in the corporate and official Western version of events in Rwanda and the Congo, where Tutsi dictator and U.S. hit-man Paul Kagame is responsible for the worst genocides since World War Two. Scholar Edward Herman and a few others have struggled for two decades to reveal the truth about the events in Rwanda. Ann Garrison’s lonely journalistic mission is to defictionalize the blood-soaked history of the region.

Rwanda Conscripts Burundian Refugees into New “Rebel Force”: An Interview with Jeff Drumtra

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by Ann Garrison

Rwandan Tutsi dictator Paul Kagame came to power as a leader of a Uganda-based rebel army that invaded Rwanda, plunging the nation a into civil war that ended in the deaths of hundreds of thousands. Now Kagame’s Rwanda is recruiting refugees from neighboring Burundi into a rebel army that will eventually invade Burundi. Another “genocide” could be in the making – with full U.S. knowledge and collaboration.

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