Trump to Order Expedited US Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Cover photo of Taliban fighters by Wali Sabawoon By Mike Talavera According to a draft order making the rounds at the Pentagon this week, US President Donald Trump has set in motion plans to accelerate the reduction of US ground forces in Afghanistan. The move has provoked outrage from Trump’s critics, but his opponents are downplaying the fact that Trump’s hand is being forced by … Continue reading Trump to Order Expedited US Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan

To Celebrate Biden’s Victory is Incompatible with Anti-Imperialism: An Open Letter to the Communist Party of the Philippines

By the Editorial Board The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) is a Mao Zedong Thought-influenced organization which has been waging armed struggle since 1969, with ebbs and flows, advances and setbacks along the way. While their struggle for New Democratic Revolution as part of world revolution is deserving of defense, the fact that the CPP wages such a remarkable armed struggle makes the type … Continue reading To Celebrate Biden’s Victory is Incompatible with Anti-Imperialism: An Open Letter to the Communist Party of the Philippines

‘Tumultuous’ Transition of Presidential Power Another Act in Electoral Farce Theater

Cover photo: Associated Press By Mike Talavera This week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, when asked whether there would be a smooth transition of power to President-elect Joe Biden’s administration, said, “There will be a smooth transition to a second Trump administration.” This response, along with President Donald Trump’s comments that the election was stolen from him, have been condemned by Democrats who accuse Trump … Continue reading ‘Tumultuous’ Transition of Presidential Power Another Act in Electoral Farce Theater