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UN General Assembly convenes under shadow of war Bill van Auken of wsws.org writes:"President Donald Trump delivers his first speech to the United Nations today as the 72nd session of its General Assembly convenes in New York City under the shadow of war."Little more than a week ago, UN General Secretary Antonio Guterres warned that the escalating conflict on the Korean peninsula resembled the events that led to the outbreak of the First World War over a century ago, implic... 3 3 Comment Count
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Bannon's Breitbart Tears into Trump After Afghanistan Speech The new, re-Bannoned Breitbart didn’t seem to hold back at all.“Trump’s ‘America First’ Base Unhappy with Flip-Flop Afghanistan Speech,” blared one headline.The lead of the main story contained a series of subtle digs: “President Trump unveiled his plan for Afghanistan after seven months of deliberation Monday evening, announcing tweaks around the edges of the current strategy instead... 3 3 Comment Count
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Kali Ma: Hey Now, Don't Dream It's Over Is Trump intent on giving up arming jihadists in Syria, or just pretending because his base of voters wants the US to get out of spending money and shedding their children's blood in the middle-east? The arming of the opposition groups in Syria seems from recent reports to have been privatized, using the cover of Azerbaijan's state-run Silk Way Airlines with their diplomatic immunity to avoid inspections and go anywhere. 5 5 Comment Count
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Kali Ma: Good Cop, Bad Cop: Trump in The Middle East Are the recent events with Qatar being ex-communicated from the Good Guys Club, along with the downing of a Syrian bomber by American forces a portent for a wider war in Syria? I look at the recent confusion and try to make some sense of it all. 4 4 Comment Count
Trump Restores Cold War-Era Cuba Travel and Trade Policies Under the sound of the Anthem of the US - not of Cuba - played in a violin by son of a Batista's torturer, and in a theater in Little Havana carrying the name of a member of Fidel Castro's guerrilla turned into a Bay of Pigs invader, Trump gave a typical Cold War and "regime change" speech full of the usual excuses. More than the hopes of Cuban-American community and Americans themselves, it fulfills the agenda of Marco Rubio... 10 10 Comment Count
Motivation Of The Killers In Manchester Manchester attack: It is pious and inaccurate to say Salman Abedi's actions had 'nothing to do with Islam'Patrick Cockburn is one of my trusted reporters of events in the Middle East.  In this article, he points clearly at the connection of the Saudis and the "war on terror."  I invite you to read the article and put two and two together regarding the how and why of this insane "war." 3 3 Comment Count
Venezuela: What You Need to Know About Elections for the Constituent Assembly NO LIES - here is the system for the forthcoming Constituent Assembly in Venezuela described in detail. The West is obsessed with turning Venezuela into another Libya, Syria and Ukraine replaying the same screenplay, and Venezuelan officials finally started saying it in public. But there is a legal system the Government is fighting to uphold so to save the country and its people from being sunk in blood and fire of "moderate"... 21 21 Comment Count
Kamala Budhathoki Sarup: We Can Stop Suicide Deaths Last week, I organized a group discussion on "suicide prevention and awareness" at my home. My friends and relatives were there to mourn for my friend who just committed suicide. 3 3 Comment Count
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Experts: "In a nuclear war between the US and Russia, everybody in the world would die." What is striking about the media coverage of the increasingly acute geopolitical crisis is the lack of discussion–whether it be the New York Times, the Washington Post, Fox News, MSNBC or CNN–of the consequences of a nuclear exchange. The next step up from a MOAB is a low-yield tactical thermonuclear warhead, a weapon that is at least an order of magnitude more destructive. Yet no one in the corporate me... 7 7 Comment Count
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Vaughan Famularo: The Ministry of Silly Threats This article is a expose' of an interview with Maria Zakharova, the Spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry. This is a telling and revealing insight to what transpires in the diplomatic circles between world powers. 21 21 Comment Count
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Big Lies and World War 3 No, I do not for a second believe that the Syrian government used sarin gas, just as they didn’t in 2013,* just as they didn’t massacre civilians in Houla in 2012. These are lies put out by so-called “activists” who are the rebels’ psyops operations. These “activists” have been shown to be liars so many times, and yet the US media repeats all of their claimsun... 1 1 Comment Count
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Republicans Introduce Bill to "Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency" On February 3, Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz introduced a bill titled "To Terminate the Environmental Protection Agency" (EPA).This is a sign of how a majority-Republican House of Representatives now emboldened by a fiercely anti-environmental Donald Trump presidency is acting rapidly to dismantle as much environmental regulation as possible. The bill is co-sponsored by three other Republican representatives: Rep. Massie... 2 2 Comment Count
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ACLU & CAIR Use Cville Spokesman to Claim War on Iraq Was for Bill of Rights Written by davidswanson  Are you old enough to remember when liberal groups openly admitted that the war on Iraq was illegal and fraudulent, based on oil and profit and sadism? Well, can you recall when th... 1 1 Comment Count
War Crimes Must Be Stopped
US bombs hospital amid escalating assault on Mosul This news does not seem "fit to print" or publish in the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN or other mainstream media, though if you look hard enough on the internet you can find it on the web, e.g. here, where it is also reported by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. There is little doubt that if the Syrians or Russians had been the perpetrators, it would have made the MSM headlines.  3 3 Comment Count
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Pat Elder: Military Recruiting in the United States - a new book Military Recruiting in the United States provides a description of the deceptive practices of the U.S. military as it recruits American youth into the armed forces. Long-time antiwar activist Pat Elder exposes the underworld of American military recruiting. 3 3 Comment Count
Saudis Bankroll Taliban, Even as King Officially Supports Afghan Government Just as it says, we are beyond satire and parody at this point. America ships billions of dollars of weapons to a regime that funds the Taliban, as well as Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria. The New York Times informs us matter of factly that our soldiers are fighting Washington's own so-called ally. 
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Breaking: George W. Bush on Trial? Saleh v. Bush in California Court on Charges of "Crimes of Aggression" Against Iraq That former President George W. Bush and other high ranking Bush-era officials broke the law when they planned and waged the Iraq War.Saleh alleges that former Bush Administration leaders committed the crime of aggression when they planned and executed the Iraq War, a war crime that was called the “supreme international crime” at the Nuremberg Trials in 1946.Saleh is appealing the immunity provided to the Defendan... 3 3 Comment Count
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Marcia G. Yerman: "After Fire" -- The Challenges Facing Women Veterans After Fire takes an on-the-ground look at how three female veterans are struggling to cope and move forward in the aftermath of their service. 1 1 Comment Count
Know your Enemies
Down-Ballot Voters, on Election Day, Know Your Enemy -- The Donor Class and Their Goals Conclusions of a comprehensive survey of individuals who contributed $200 or more to Congressional candidates in 1996, financed by the Joyce Foundation, follows: 'These major donors on balance oppose national health insurance, additional anti-poverty spending and reductions in defense spending, but back gay rights and free trade. They are fairly evenly divided on environmental protection and affirmative action.'' This... 1 1 Comment Count
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Putin's speech at the Valdai Meeting in Sochi "Russia has no intention of attacking anyone, it is ridiculous, foolish and unthinkable. I read your analytical materials prepared not only by those present but also by analysts in the US and Europe. However, it is just unthinkable, silly and unrealistic. In Europe alone, the combined population of NATO countries stands at 300 million, in the US the total population is, probably, 600 million, while in Russia - 146 million....... 8 8 Comment Count
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RT bank accounts blocked in UK; "Decision is Final- No Discussion" RT UK’s bank accounts have been blocked, RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan reported. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova reacted, saying it seems that in leaving the EU, London also left any freedom of speech obligations behind there.“Our accounts in Britain have been blocked. All of them. ‘Decision not to be discussed’. Hail to freedom of speech!” RT's editor-in-chief ... 17 17 Comment Count
Colombia Votes "No" on Peace Accord, Country's Future Uncertain Victims voted "YES" to Peace Accord. The campaign for "No" was headed by the criminal ex-President and now Senator Alvaro Uribe Velez who, nevertheless, being Psdt signed a peace deal with the right-wing paramailitary who never got disarmed (the last attack on a village in much-suffered Choco Dpt took place just a few days ago). Although the plebiscite was NON-binding, the amnisty agreement was built on it, as the aarticle ex... 9 9 Comment Count
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Assad Speaks The United States doesn’t have the will to work against al-Nusra or even ISIS, because they believe that this is a card they can use for their own agenda....I would say whatever the American officials said about the conflicts in Syria in general has no credibility. Whatever they say, it’s just lies and, let’s say, bubbles, has no foundation on the ground. 3 3 Comment Count
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Arn Specter: NATO, Poland, Russia and Missile Defense Threats NATO, 4000 troops on the march, Russian response, possible nuclear weapons...danger in Eastern Europe! But no one seems to be paying any attention. Is nuclear war going to creep up on us before anone realizes what is happening? It seems somebody is asleep at the switch! 3 3 Comment Count
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Kamala Budhathoki Sarup: New Jersey: HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs And Education An additional 16 percent of individuals infected with HIV are unaware of their status. Minorities account for 78 percent of all people living with HIV/AIDS in New Jersey, and about 87 percent of pediatric cases living with HIV/AIDS are minorities.
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The Guardian: Judge Conspired with Obama Administration to Destroy Evidence in 9/11 Case The judge overseeing the premiere military tribunal at Guantánamo Bay effectively conspired with the prosecution to destroy evidence relevant to defending the accused architect of the 9/11 attacks, according to a scathing court document.Army Col James Pohl, who this week at Guantánamo is presiding over a resumption of pretrial hearings in the already troubled case, “in concert with the prosecutio... 4 4 Comment Count
Manfred Weidhorn: Whose "Class War"? Confusing Marx with Adam Smith and the Founding Fathers. 1 1 Comment Count
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Marcia G. Yerman: Marce Gutierrez-Graudiņš: Bringing Latinos to the Environmental Table An interview with Marce Gutierrez-Graudiņš about Latino Perspectives on the Environment.
USA to Saudi Arabia: .Your turn. to bomb the world into safety
Media Silent as U.S.-backed Saudi Forces Starve Half Million Yemeni Children Saudi Arabia is currently engaged in a proxy war with Iran, who Riyadh blames,inaccurately, for the rise to power of the Houthis in Yemen and setbacks to the kingdom’s agenda in Syria, leading to a bombing campaign and embargo on crucial resources that began in April. UNICEF reported in October that 537,000 Yemeni children were at risk of severe malnutrition nationwide, while Alexi O’Brien, rep... 3 3 Comment Count
Navy SEAL training
Navy Schedules War Games in Washington State With No Public Disclosure War games, or simulated combat exercises, will be taking place across Washington state's coastal areas by the Navy SEALs starting in mid-January. The military training exercises have been quite controversial because Navy SEALs will be using private and public land, raising concerns about regulation as well as what our guest, Dahr Jamail calls domestic military expansionism into public areas:"You're going to have SEALs carryin...

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