Murder and Moral Posturing: Another Week in the Empire


The U.S. State Department released a statement on July 4th that Israeli Defense Forces are only “likely responsible” for the killing of Palestinian-American journalist Shireen Abu Akleh. Her murder, they say, was a “result of the tragic circumstances” produced by “a series of terrorist attacks in Israel” by Palestinians. Ali Abunimah, Director of & author of “The Battle for Justice In Palestine,” joins to break apart the propaganda.

NATO has agreed for Finland and Sweden to join its ranks, further escalating military tensions with NATO, and increasing the likelihood of a global war. Editor-in-Chief of BreakThrough News Ben Becker analyzes the enlargement of NATO, what it means for Ukraine and Europe.

The Supreme Court just severely limited how the Environmental Protection Agency can regulate carbon emissions. With catastrophic climate change looming, why is the U.S. government going backwards? Kelly Stone, Senior Policy Analyst on climate change with ActionAid USA, explains the significance.

Mass demonstrations have rocked the small African country of Swaziland for more than a year, in a struggle against King Mswati III’s personal extravagance, iron-fist rule, and heavy-handed repression. Pius Vilakati, International Secretary of the Communist Party of Swaziland, a leading organization in the struggle against the monarchy, breaks down the struggle and the meaning of the one-year commemorations.

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