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Editor, @TheGrayzoneNews
Aug 27, 2018 5 tweets 5 min read
John McCain dedicated his career to palling around with Nazis and jihadists - anyone he could recruit as front line proxies in America’s regime change wars. My obit of the late senator for @Consortiumnews:… If the paeans to McCain's "human decency" seem detached from reality, that’s because they perfectly reflect the elite view of American military interventions as a game of chess, and the millions of dead left in the wake of the West’s unprovoked aggression as mere statistics.
Jul 19, 2018 21 tweets 12 min read
The opposition has targeted public universities. Silke Perez told us how criminal elements kept her out of UNAN for 2 months. “The teachers begged them not to take over our school.” Before they were flushed out, the armed gangs burned UNAN’s childcare center and more. Silke Perez has been targeted with violent incitement on Facebook supporting the Sandinistas. “A month ago, I couldn’t have worn this t shirt in the street.” That’s Carlos Fonseca, Sandinista co founder, on her shirt. He was killed by Somoza’s national guard.
Jul 19, 2018 5 tweets 5 min read
Today’s the 39 anniversary of the Sandinista revolution. Managua is out to celebrate the apparent defeat of a soft coup that paralyzed #Nicaragua. I’m here to document a side of the story omitted by Western media. A thread follows on some of what I’ve learned. Vid & print later. Yesterday I visited Radio Ya, private leftist radio station that is top rated in Managua and supplied social services to locals regardless of their politics. It was burned to the ground by the opposition. 22 staffers escaped with their lives.
May 27, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
In dialogue with Nicaragua’s Sandinista govt, #SOSNicaragua leaders have demanded Ortega leave or else. As the push for a coup enters a new phase, the US prepares to attack Nicaragua’s economy as it’s done to Venezuela.… In Western media accounts of Nicaragua's crisis, vital context almost always seems to be missing. Ortega rejected an IMF austerity plan that would have privatized health clinics & raised the retirement age. And he's since rescinded his own proposal.…
Mar 19, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
Ahead of his US visit, Saudi's Mohammed bin Salman scores a 30 minute commercial for himself and his token social reforms from @60Minutes. Yemen is only briefly mentioned and described merely as a "quagmire."One softball after another from @NorahODonnell:… MBS's interviewer, @NorahODonnell, is pals with the Gulf operative who functions as his top advocate in Washington: UAE ambassador Yousef Otaiba. Hard to image Otaiba didn't play a role in coordinating the @60Minutes commercial for MBS.…
Jan 19, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
There is clear evidence that the US is arming and training the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion in Ukraine, despite congressional efforts to cut off aid. In 2016, a French neo-Nazi was arrested after returning from an Azov camp w/ a massive arsenal & terror plans.… Congress finally cuts off US arms shipments to the Ukrainian neo-Nazi Azov Battalion. A long overdue measure by @RepRoKhanna and a rebuke to the neocons who claimed these Nazis were a figment of the Kremlin's imagination.…