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Chinese Intellectual Property Theft: The Indictment of Huawei Is an Embarrassment

by JBB — last modified May 31, 2019 09:21 AM
by Moshe Adler | CounterPunch | Huawei did not steal technology and there has so far been no evidence presented that demonstrates that it is a thief. Is the US losing its technological dominance, then? Huawei’s success suggests that it is. But for American workers, this is something to celebrate. As I explained in a previous article, when other countries are technologically backwards, American workers lose jobs. An even spread of scientific knowledge is not our enemy; it is our hope.

Why Guaidó won’t accept elections

by JBB — last modified May 31, 2019 09:13 AM
Elson Concepción Pérez | Granma | The time will soon come for the “self-proclaimed President” to answer to the people, and be held accountable for attempting to usurp a position to which he has no right

What happened to the International Socialist Organization?

by JBB — last modified May 30, 2019 08:36 AM
by Paul Le Blanc | What happened to the International Socialist Organization (ISO) is that it self-destructed. The outgoing leadership of the outgoing organization presented this fact to the world in its statement of April 19, 2019, “Taking Our Final Steps”. For many who are committed to the socialist cause, whatever criticisms or reservations they might have had regarding the ISO, this is truly a defeat. One of the purposes of what follows is to explore how and why this happened, and what it means for those who take seriously the struggle for revolutionary socialism.

The Dismemberment of Yugoslavia 20 Years On

by JBB — last modified May 28, 2019 08:17 AM
by RS Ahthion | CounterPunch | Two decades ago Nato started it’s 78 day bombing campaign against Yugoslavia. Using the language of peace and humanitarianism Nato dismembered Yugoslavia killing more civilians than they did soldiers. A non-stop aerial assault on the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia using more than a thousand Nato warplanes delivering 2,000 air-strikes in 40,000 sorties and with over 20,000 bombs dropped on the country.
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