OPERATION LONG-JUMP 1943: The Nazi Assassination Plot against Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin – And How it Was Foiled.

by Mike Faulkner

Imagine that an aspiring John le Carre or a latter-day Upton Sinclair were to turn his or her literary skills to inventing a plot set during the Second World War involving a top secret espionage operation to assassinate Churchill and Stalin and kidnap Roosevelt with the intention of forcing him to pull the USA out of the war, thus handing victory to Nazi Germany.Read More »

Venezuela’s gold in Bank of England, Italy’s fear and debate in Romania

A Journal of People report

Italy fears for its gold reserves as UK seizes Venezuela’s gold. This – Italy’s fear with its gold – is an instance of reaction to the UK bank’s seizure of Venezuela’s gold. The bank’s step will erode trust of other countries also.

The Bank of England is withholding around US$1.56 billion in gold reserves from Venezuela.

As a reaction to this step by the Bank of England, the Italian Chamber of Deputies member Claudio Borghi suggested that the Italian state’s ownership of its own gold reserves be more clearly defined in a new law.Read More »

U.S. racism and imperialism fuel turbulence in Haiti

by W. T. Whitney Jr.

Peoples’ World | February 19, 2019

U.S. racism and imperialism fuel turbulence in Haiti

Haitians are protesting government corruption. Billions of dollars worth of oil came from Venezuela but the money was expropriated by corrupt Haitian officials. Carrying a Haitian flag, protesters approach national police as the officers start firing at them, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Feb. 13, 2019. A protester from this group was fatally shot. Dieu Nalio Chery | AP

Beginning on February 7, Haitians have been in the streets protesting against corruption, high prices, shortages, inflation, and power outages. Demonstrators are demanding that President Jovenel Moïse, in power since January 2017, resign. Moïse blames the disturbances on “armed groups and drug traffickers” and is calling for negotiation.

Facing police brutality, masses of Haitians have blocked roads, stoned officials, burned vehicles, and ransacked stores; nine are dead and over 100 wounded. Food and drinkable water are scarce.  The United States withdrew non-emergency diplomatic representatives and issued travel warnings. The Trump administration indicated humanitarian aid may be on the way.

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Jeff Bezos’ Blackmail Attempt by National Enquirer is Deeply Ironic

by Glenn Greenwald

¿Quien es más vile? Former Pentagon chief Ash Carter greets megamillionaire contractor Jeff Bezos (r).

THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER HAS engaged in behavior so lowly and unscrupulous that it created a seemingly impossible storyline: the world’s richest billionaire and a notorious labor abuser, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, as a sympathetic victim.Read More »

Thousands of Iranian students protest after the death of 10 people in a bus accident

Morning Star | December 30, 2018

STUDENTS in Tehran demanded the resignation of high-ranking officials at Azad University on Saturday at a large protest over the deaths of 10 people in a bus accident on Tuesday.

Thousands gathered in the campus of the university’s Science and Research Department chanting an increasingly popular anti-government slogan: “Our backs to the enemy, our face to the nation.”Read More »