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Not Enough War on the Ground, the US Is Taking It To Space

By Stavroula Pabst / Responsible Statecraft Elon Musk’s space company SpaceX recently secured a classified contract to build an extensive network of “spy satellites” for an undisclosed U.S. intelligence agency, with one source telling Reuters that “no one can hide” under the prospective network’s reach. While the deal suggests the space company, which currently operates over half the active satellites orbiting […]

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West Votes Against Rest of World, Supporting Illegal Sanctions in UN Human Rights Council

By Ben Norton / Geopolitical Economy Report In the United Nations Human Rights Council, the West voted against the rest of the world, supporting unilateral coercive measures, known popularly as sanctions, which violate international law. In the April 3 meeting of the Human Rights Council (HRC), a resolution was approved titled “The negative impact of unilateral coercive […]

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Are Embassies Off-Limits? Ecuadorian and Israeli Actions Signal Dangerous Precedent

Arrest of former Ecuadorian vice president Jorge Glas. YouTube chanel: https://m.youtube.com/@cambio21tvWeb site: https://www.cambio21.tv/, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons By Jorge Heine / The Conversation It has long been held that embassies should be treated as “off-limits” to other nations. Yet in a single week, two governments – both long-established democracies – stand accused […]

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Patrick Lawrence: Europe’s Identity Crisis

Wax figures and a mural of the Statue of Liberty in the Main Street, U.S.A., exhibit in Disneyland Paris. (Joe Shlabotnik, Flickr, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) By Patrick Lawrence / Consortium News Zurich — It is many years now since the French, bless them, revolted as Disneyland Paris arose near the previously uninvaded village of Marne-la–Vallée–Chessy. Soon […]

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Patrick Lawrence: Imperium: Decline on the Way to Fall

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