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Prof. Jeffrey Sachs:“The US has treated the UN with contempt for decades” 

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For Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, the war in Ukraine could have been avoided. D.R.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: I saw your courageous intervention in the Bloomberg channel on October 4 and I think the world needs wise and just voices like yours. You have stated that the Americans would be responsible for the sabotage of Nord Stream 1 and 2. What can you tell us about this?

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs: The US role is not proven, but it stands to reason.  The US alone had the motive, the means, and the opportunity to do this.  Such industrial sabotage is part of the tradition of US covert operations.  I think the Europeans will soon say, “We don’t know who did it.”  The US, of course, will never investigate.  It’s really notable that Biden warned in February 2022 that if Russia invaded Ukraine, the pipeline would be ended, and when queried, declared that the US had the means to do it.

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To Madam the UN

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Michelle Bachelet, United Nations, High Commissioner for Human Rights; 17 September 2020. Credit: UN Photo / Jean Marc Ferré/ Flickr

Dear Madam the UN,

You have been talking a lot about my country, Algeria, for some time now, and I must confess to you that if your opinions have never convinced me, as I know you are so far removed from any notion of justice and equity, I want react when my homeland is affected. And this is what you do with your legendary subjectivity, obeying a purely imperialist and neo-colonialist agenda that aims at nothing more and nothing less than the dismantling of my country. This is how the gesticulations of your « experts » who claim to be « alarmed » by a so-called « oppression » in Algeria prompted me to take up the pen to write you this missive. As usual, when you point your sights at a country, you bring out the great game of « human rights », « democracy » and « freedom of speech », and you allow yourself to give lessons. It’s the same method you’ve been using for ages and, of course, you don’t change a winning team, don’t you? How many countries haven’t they tasted your deadly poison? Your hands are filled with the blood of the peoples massacred by your imperialist masters and whom you have endorsed.

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Prof. Richard Falk: “Israel continuously defies international law”

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Prof. Richard Falk. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: You wrote the book « Achieving Human Rights« . Don’t you think that the many interventions of American imperialism, under the pretext of spreading human rights and democracy, have emptied the concept of human rights from its substance?

Prof. Richard Falk: I would place the stress on the discrediting effects of the disastrous American imperial intervention, and subsequent occupation, of Iraq starting in 2003. Especially when the allegation of hiding stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction proved false, the United States justified the intervention as a textbook liberation of the Iraqi people, an exercise in what was called ‘democracy promotion.’ Even earlier, the U.S. Government attempted to justify its regime-changing intervention in Afghanistan as beneficial for women, as an undertaking that was described under such headings as ‘women empowerment.’ As with Iraq, the intervention in Afghanistan has brought massive suffering to the people of the country, and discredited all claims that human rights and democracy could be achieved by military intervention. Lire la suite »

Brian Cloughley: “The greatest achievement of Mr. Trump would be engage in positive discussions with Russia and China”

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Brian Cloughley. DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Don’t you think that we are in a continuation of the cold war between the USA and its allies in NATO on one side and China and Russia on the other, and who has interest to provoke a confrontation between these superpowers?

Brian Cloughley: It’s not so much a continuation as a resurrection of the Cold War.  After the Warsaw Pact disbanded in March 1991, NATO, although deprived of any reason to continue in existence, managed to keep going, and in 1999 added Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary to its 16 members. As the BBC noted, these countries became “the first former Soviet bloc states to join Nato, taking the alliance’s borders some 400 miles towards Russia.”  With good reason Moscow wondered what on earth the US-NATO military alliance might be planning. Lire la suite »

Robert Fantina: « Hillary Clinton is a threat to peace and justice throughout the world ».

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Robert Fantina DR.

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: There was Ferguson, and then Baltimore; the United States live almost daily riots. What is your analysis of these scenes of chaos in the US?

Robert Fantina: Ferguson and Baltimore are just two of the many episodes in the United States where white police officers have killed unarmed black men, usually with complete impunity. This is a continuation of a long, unjust and very ugly tradition within the country. Generations ago, blacks were lynched (hung) in the southern part of the U.S. for no other reason than for being black. These lynchings were attended by large crowds who seemed to see these murders as entertainment. No one was ever convicted for any of these horrendous crimes. Lire la suite »