The Berlin-Tiergarten District Court sentenced peace activist Heinrich Bücker in January for speaking out in public against Germany’s war policy in Ukraine. The verdict is a massive attack on the basic democratic rights of freedom of speech and assembly. It is reminiscent of the persecution of anti-militarists in the Weimar Republic who—like Carl von Ossietzky—opposed the rearmament of the Reichswehr (armed forces).
Brazil, Argentina, and Colombia have refused to send weapons to Ukraine, despite pressure by the US and EU. Latin American left-wing leaders have urged peace with Russia and called for neutrality in the West’s new cold war.
Dissident commentary about Ukraine that was still published in major Western news media in 2014 is entirely gone now because these publications have transformed themselves into outlets for ironclad war propaganda.
U.S. authorities onTuesday arrested a group of Haitian-American and Colombian suspects after transporting them from Haiti to Miami to face federal conspiracy charges in connection with the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse, U.S. authorities said.
Palestinians say Antony Blinken’s statements in Jerusalem show the U.S. remains biased. “When the US draws an equivalence between the butcher and the butchered, then it is necessarily on the side of the butcher,” says Ubai Aboudi.
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