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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"

 

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq 4,801

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,487

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,738,175,974,951

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Obey: The Routine Of Obedience
 

"This film was absolutely WONDERFUL! It is inspiring and maddening"

Authority & Expectations
 

Smart and provocative young veteran, Wray Harris, unlocks the sufferings served by the Iraq war.
 

"I Am An American Indian Patriot"

"We live in a prisoner of war camp, that's why they call it a reservation"
 

A Pantomime World

By Adam Curtis

A fake bubble of certainty that has imprisoned us in the west - and is now preventing us from understanding what is really going on in the world outside.

The Power of Nightmares

By Adam Curtis

In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares.

“How we can solve the Palestinian-Israeli problem”,
 
  “I simply got tired of western mainstream media presenting the Palestinian-Israeli issue as being complex."

Miko Peled Debunks Jewish Myths

"If Anybody here, came hoping to hear a balanced presentation, then they are going to be sorely disappointed.

"Political Fraud"

Indoctrination By Propaganda Works

Lifting the Veil:
Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy


This film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the “graveyard of social movements”.

Surviving Progress

The film connects financial collapse, growing inequality and global oligarchy with the sustainability of mankind itself.

Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine

A brief and crucial history of the United States

The Most Honest Three and a Half Minutes of Television. Ever......?

Scene of the new HBO series The Newsroom.

U.S. Helicopter Blasts Afghan Man to Pieces...
As The Pilot Sings 'Bye, Bye Miss American Pie'


It is the horrific moment an Afghan man is blown apart by a US missile.

The Power Principle

Simply brilliant. - This is probably the best film ever made about American foreign policy.

Managing Public Perception - Psywar

The real battlefield is your mind.

The Century of the Self

How politicians and business learned to create and manipulate mass-consumer society.

Why We Fight

What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism?

Norman Finkelstein: American Radical

Probing, definitive documentary about Jewish-American political scientist Norman Finkelstein

Stop the Machine!!!!!:
 
A brief and crucial history of the United States.

The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis

Bill Moyer's 1987 scathing critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive Branch of the United States Government

Lives In The Balance : Jackson Browne

"You might ask what it takes to remember
When you know that you've seen it before
Where a government lies to a people
And a country is drifting to war "

American Drug War - The Last White Hope

How money, power and greed have corrupted not just drug pushers and dope fiends, but an entire government.

 
How American News Media Works In Favor Of Israel
 
The Fourth World War

Documentary of radical resistance to global capitalism

 
The Israel Lobby

Does the United States in fact keep Israel on its feet? And how long will it continue to do so?

 
John Pilger: 'The War on Democracy'

The story of great power behind its venerable myths. It allows us to understand the true nature of the so-called war on terror".

 
Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire

Dick Cheney reveals the reasons why invading Baghdad and toppling Saddam Hussein wouldn't be a great idea.

 
Poison DUst

Poison DUst tells the story of young soldiers who thought they came home safely from the war, but didn't.

 
John Pilger: Truth Game

The worldwide propaganda surrounding the nuclear arms race is scrutinised.

 
The Road To Guantanamo

Three young British Muslims tell the story of how they came to be in US custody at Guantánamo for over two years, and discuss the Kafkaesque horrors that awaited them there

 

"I Witnessed The Degradation And Murder Of Detainees":

A prisoner of the "war on terror" disturbing allegations of mistreatment and murder.

 
Global Dimming

It reveals that we may have grossly underestimated the speed at which our climate is changing. At its heart is a deadly new phenomenon.

 
 An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore's Documentary on the dangers of climate change and global warming

 

America Freedom to Fascism

Startling facts about our laws, raising critical issues that Americans must consider if they are to be a free people.


 

Despotism & Democracy : Video

Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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President Donald Trump Inauguration Speech
Video and Transcript
The Carnage Stops Right Now; From This Day Forward It Will Only Be America First". Continue

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January 19, 2017

FBI, 5 Other Agencies Probe Possible Covert Kremlin Aid To Trump
By Peter Stone and Greg Gordon
Investigators are examining how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump win. Continue

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The Scheme to Take Down Trump
By Daniel Lazare
Are U.S. intelligence agencies laying the political groundwork for forcing Donald Trump from the presidency. Continue

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Trump Team Prepares Dramatic Cuts
By Alexander Bolton
Donald Trump is ready to take an ax to government spending. Continue

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Where Is The Left-Wing When A Country Needs One?
By Paul Craig Roberts
One would think the left would support a president so fiercely opposed by the CIA, but, no, Trump is delegitimized. Continue

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What Constitutes a "Legitimate President" in the United States? 
By Danny Haiphong
“The President must be anyone else but Donald J. Trump.” Continue

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Stunning Admission from Obama on Wikileaks
By Craig Murray
Obama refers to “The DNC emails that were leaked”. Note “leaked” and not “hacked”. Continue

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Edward Snowden Talks About FBI's COINTELPRO, CIA's MK-ULTRA And Black Lives Matters
Video
Snowden talks about the history of intelligence agencies and some notable whistleblowers. Continue

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The Entire World is “Fake News”
By Andre Vltchek
Scribblers and ‘scholars’ have been paid to soften every barbarity committed by the rulers. Continue

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A Parting Shot at Personal Freedom
By Judge Andrew P. Napolitano
Our very elected representatives – who took an oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution – instead perverted it. Continue

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Violence: The Language of a Jewish State
By Jonathan Cook
It still treats all non-Jews as a threat, as an enemy. Continue

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U.S. kills 80 in Libya stealth strikes on Isis - US defence chief; US B-2 stealth bombers were used to carry out the air strikes against alleged Islamic State (Isis) camps outside of Sirte.

Barrow sworn in as new Gambia president in Dakar embassy; Gambia's new president took the oath of office in the country's embassy in Senegal Thursday. Barrow was sworn in days after seeking shelter in Dakar with incumbent Yahya Jammeh still refusing to stand down after losing a December election.

Gambia crisis: Senegal troops 'enter' to back new president: Senegalese troops have entered The Gambia to ensure Adama Barrow assumes power as the country's new president, a Senegalese army spokesman has said. West African leaders have threatened to remove Mr Jammeh by force.

Aerial bombing kills 20 members of Islamic State near Mosul; “Iraqi Army Aviation, backed by Imam Ali brigade, managed to kill 20 members of the Islamic State, as well as destroying three machine guns, north of Mosul.”

14 Iraqi police killed or wounded by ISIS, another five abducted: “ISIS launched an attack, at dawn today, on the Federal Police headquarters in Albu Eissa area, northeast of al-Daluiyah, killing six elements of the Federal Police and wounding eight others,” the source revealed

Roadside bomb kills 7 civilians escaping Islamic State in Kirkuk: Seven civilians were killed and eight others were wounded when a roadside bomb killed them in Salahuddin’s northern mountainous region of Hamreen. The group was fleeing Islamic State stronghold town of Hawija, Kirkuk.

Islamic State militants fight over food in western Mosul, one dead; One Islamic State militant was killed and two others were injured in western Mosul as the trio fought over a foodstuff load, yet another indication of growing divisions within the group as it loses more ground

17 Daesh terrorists killed in operations across northern Syria: Turkish jets and armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) bombarded eight Daesh targets in al-Bab and Suflaniyah. Six hideouts, one building used as headquarters, and one bomb-laden vehicle were destroyed in the aerial attacks

Syrian Army within reach of strategic water well in Wadi Barada: The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been steadily advancing inside the Wadi Barada area of rural Damascus today, capturing several sites from the jihadist rebels of Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Al-Nusra Front) inside 'Ayn Al-Fijah.

Syria against Saudi Arabia, Qatar taking part at Astana talks: The participation of Saudi Arabia and Qatar in Syria talks will be discussed once they stop backing militancy, Syria’s deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, appearing to reject their attendance

Yemen: Two rockets fired by Al Houthis kill nine civilians in Taiz: Two rockets fired by Al Houthi rebels on Wednesday night killed nine civilians, including women and children, and wounded several others in the southern Yemen city of Taiz.

American-Israelis to hold anti-Trump ‘sister rally’ in Tel Aviv: In solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, a local Facebook group is organizing a protest on the day after the inauguration

8 Key Taliban Leaders among 37 Killed in Afghanistan's Operations: According to a statement by MoD, at least 14 militants were also wounded and 3 others including Pakistani nationals were arrested.

Ukrainian president calls for global response to Russian threat; Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for a worldwide effort to counter the threat of Russian cyber warfare and urged the United States to "be great again" by demonstrating leadership on global security.

Germany raises defense spending as it demands clear agenda from US; "We're fighting for something, not against something," Germany's defense minister said during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. "We're fighting for democracy, for the rule of law, for human rights."

Wikileaks' founder Assange says stands by US extradition offer; "I stand by everything I said including the offer to go to the United States if Chelsea Manning's sentence was commuted," Assange said in a live online audio news conference.

Martin McGuinness: Ex-deputy first minister will not stand in NI election: Martin McGuinness, former IRA leader turned peacemaker, has confirmed he will not stand in the Northern Ireland Assembly election.

The number of bombs our Nobel laureate president dropped in 2016 is stunning: 26,171 bombs were dropped by the United States in these seven countries in 2016.

Leonard Peltier Officially Denied Clemency by Obama: The Native American activist's lawyer said not granting clemency was like a death sentence, given Peltier's poor health.

Judge rules that the US must release photos from Abu Ghraib, where torture and abuse took place: Hellerstein's decision is a victory for the American Civil Liberties Union and other civil and veterans rights groups

CIA unveils new rules for collecting information on U.S. citizens: The new procedures, under development for years, were signed on Tuesday by CIA Director John Brennan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Trump retains 50 key Obama aides (for now): President-elect Donald Trump will keep 50 top aides to President Obama on critical issues like the war on the so-called Islamic State, international sanctions and global counterterrorism efforts, his spokesman announced Thursday.

January 18, 2017

Xi Jinping Steps Up With Charm Offensive
By Pepe Escobar
Chinese leader profits from a geopolitical vacuum only three days before Donald Trump’s inauguration. Continue

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The Best Armed Forces on the Planet?
By The Saker
Yes, Russia currently does have the most capable armed forces on the planet. Continue

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Barf Alert
Biden at Davos: Russia is Greatest Threat to Democracy
By Donna Leinwand Leger
Biden cited Iran and China among "the greatest threats" but, he said, "I will not mince words. This movement is principally led by Russia.". Continue

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The Extraordinary Array of Those Questioning Trump’s Legitimacy
By Gary Leupp
A corrupt process produced a uniquely unpopular president-elect. Continue

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Obama’s Bombing Legacy
By Nicolas J S Davies
Obama has increased U.S. military spending beyond the post-World War II record set by President George W. Bush.  Continue

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Remember Don Siegelman
By Paul Craig Roberts
Republicans were able to remove from office and imprison the most decent man in Alabama public life.  Continue

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Iraq: 30 Islamic State militants killed in western Anbar airstrikes: The deaths included senior leaders of the extremist group who were leading a security meeting in central Rawa. He said the dead commanders belonged to the group’s branch in the Syrian Boukamal region.

Iraq: 15 killed in ISIL attacks in Iraq's Salahudin province: At least 15 security members were killed and five others were abducted during overnight attacks by ISIL group militants against military bases in Iraq's Salahudin province, said a provincial security source on Wednesday.

ISIL attack in Iraq’s Tikrit leaves 9 policemen dead; At least nine Iraqi policemen were killed on Wednesday in an attack by ISIL terrorists on a police station in Iraq’s northern Saladin province, according to a military source.

Iraq: Militants bodies litter Tigris: The source said wounded fighters were carried aboard boats across the river, apparently fleeing to the group’s western strongholds, but died en route. “Water turned red due to the blood,”

17 Daesh terrorists killed in operations across northern Syria; The release said 137 identified Daesh terrorist targets were hit, between Jan. 17, 7:00 a.m. (GMT 4:00 a.m.) until Jan. 18, 7:00 a.m. at local time, by land and by air.

Blast kills 9 Syrian soldiers east of Damascus; At least nine Syrian military personnel, including an officer, were killed by a blast east of the capital Damascus on Tuesday, a monitor group reported.

Turkey, Russia carry out first joint air operation in Syria: According to Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoy, a total of 36 Daesh targets were hit in Syria’s Al-Bab region within the context of joint air operations.

Key Syrian rebel group Ahrar al-Sham says will not join Astana talks: Ahrar al-Sham said however that it would support decisions taken by other rebel groups represented at the Astana talks if they were "in the interest of the nation".

Iran wants joint action with Riyadh in Syria similarly to Lebanon: "I do not see any reason why Iran and Saudi Arabia should have hostile policies towards each other. We can in fact work together to put an end to miserable conditions of the people in Syria and Yemen and Bahrain and elsewhere in the region," Mohammad Javad Zarif

Congresswoman Gabbard makes unannounced trip to Syria: Latimer wouldn't say if Gabbard met with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Palestinian killed as Israel demolishes homes: Palestinian member of Israeli parliament injured amid reports of Israeli police brutality

Fatah and Hamas to form unity government: Agreement reached after three days of talks in Moscow paving the way for the formation of a new National Council.

Bill to annex West Bank settlement to be voted on after Trump's inauguration: They believe the incoming administration will have a significantly different attitude than its predecessors to Israeli control over West Bank territories.

Israel: A Racist Campaign Removed from Reality: The launching of the campaign at this time indicates that in addition to being racist and ill-informed Commanders for Israel’s Security are also strangely removed from the political reality in Israel

6 Civilians Killed in Rebel Strike in Yemen's Taiz: They say the Wednesday strike hit a residential area inside Taiz. It comes one day after six civilians were also killed outside the city, which is known as the cultural center of Yemen.

Yemeni sniper fire kills 2 Saudi soldiers in Jizan: At least two Saudi soldiers have been killed in retaliatory attacks carried out by Yemeni forces on military positions in the south of the kingdom.

Britain's 'confused' Yemen policy is increasing the risk of UK terror attack, warns Andrew Mitchell ; Andrew Mitchell, speaking on his return from Yemen, said Britain's support for the Saudi Coalition "will stoke a further generation of terror" and lead to "threats to Europe."

Mali suicide bomber kills at least 50 people in Gao military camp: The blast hit the joint operational mechanism base in the city of Gao, home to Malian soldiers and hundreds of former fighters who had signed a peace agreement with the government.

Gambia MPs extend President Jammeh's term; Gambia's national assembly has adopted a resolution to allow President Yahya Jammeh to stay in power for three more months, starting from Wednesday, just hours before the end of his official term.

Germany’s opposition leader calls for Nato dissolution: “Nato must be dissolved and replaced by a collective security system including Russia,” Wagenknecht, who leads the Left Party, told Germany’s Funke media group.

Top NATO General Echoes Trump's 'Obsolete' Criticism: He says the military alliance probably has focused too much on deploying troops abroad, so-called expeditionary warfare, particularly its operation in Afghanistan.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's annual Press Conference : Video - Moscow regrets the fact that international community "still cannot create a united front against terrorism":

Barf alert: Read the Full Text of Samantha Power’s Scathing Speech on Russia: I will set out how the Russian Government under President Putin is taking steps that are weakening the rules-based order that we have benefitted from for seven decades.

U.S. cannot trust Russia, Trump nominee for envoy to U.N. says: "Russia is trying to show their muscle right now. It is what they do. And I think we always have to be cautious. I don’t think that we can trust them," Haley told lawmakers during her Senate confirmation hearing.

Russia Responds To U.S. Threats Of Retaliation Over Cyber Attacks: The Russian government has taken threats of a U.S. response seriously as indicated by the following three events:

Whistleblower Snowden can apply for Russian passport next year: RIA cites lawyer: Russian authorities said earlier on Wednesday they had extended a residency permit for Snowden. That permit is now valid until 2020

Trump 'Troubled' By Chelsea Manning Commutation, Spokesman Says: "It’s disappointing and it sends a very troubling message when it comes to the handling of classified information and to the consequences to those who leak information that threatens the safety of our nation."

Assange says would go to US only if rights guaranteed: WikiLeaks: WikiLeaks said Wednesday its founder Julian Assange could travel to the US to face investigation after one of the whistleblowing site's main sources was given clemency -- but only if his rights were "guaranteed".

U.S. scientists officially declare 2016 the hottest year on record. That makes three in a row.: Two leading U.S. science agencies Wednesday jointly declared 2016 the hottest year on record, surpassing the previous record set just last year — which, itself, had topped a record set in 2014.

U.S. sues JPMorgan for alleged mortgage discrimination: The government's complaint accused the bank of violating the U.S. Fair Housing Act by charging thousands of African-American and Hispanic borrowers more for home loans than white borrowers with the same credit profile.

Secret Service agrees to pay $24M in decades-old race bias case brought by black agents: The two-decade-old case in which more than 100 black agents have alleged that the agency fostered a racist culture and routinely promoted white agents over more qualified African-Americans

Born in a cell: The families stranded at the US border: The white marquees in the cold Texan desert offer temporary shelter for up to 500 people awaiting detention or release.

Mexico's Slim to launch TV channel in U.S. for Mexicans; Nuestra Vision - "Our Vision" - will broadcast news, movies and sports highlights, America Movil said, stressing the company's pledge to be "100 percent" Mexican and promote Mexico's heritage.

Putin: Obama administration trying to undermine Trump: President Vladimir Putin took a parting shot at the Obama administration Tuesday, accusing it of trying to undermine Donald Trump's legitimacy with fake allegations and "binding the president-elect hand and foot to prevent him from fulfilling his election promises."

UK, Germany, & France ‘grossly interfered’ in US election – Russian FM : Leaders and top officials from the UK, Germany, and France have “grossly interfered” in US internal affairs, “campaigned” for Hillary Clinton, and openly “demonized” Donald Trump, Lavrov said.

State Department: John Kerry Will Not Attend Friday’s Inauguration: Although no reason was given for Kerry’s decision, the announcement comes after scores of Democrats in the House of Representatives also indicated that they would not be attending the Inauguration.

Nearly 60 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump’s inauguration: Here’s a list of other lawmakers who will not attend, starting alphabetically with Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.):

Tucker Carlson DISCREDITS Trump Protest Leader: Video - “This is a sham, your company isn’t real, your website is fake, the claims you have made are lies, this is a hoax.

Donald Trump Fox & Friends FULL Interview : Video - “Many of the celebrities that are saying they’re not going, they were never invited,” Trump said. “I don’t want the celebrities, I want the people, and we have the biggest celebrities in the world there.”

Hyundai is the latest car company to curry favor with Trump : Announcing it will plow in $3billion to its US factories over the next four years

Boeing boss says he is cutting price on Air Force One replacement after talks with Trump : Boeing's boss said today that he and President-elect Donald Trump 'made progress' on lowering the cost of a new Air Force One and on a Boeing fighter aircraft, suggesting a deal could be struck soon.

January 17, 2016

Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence
By AP
Ex-intelligence analyst more than 6 years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified documents. Continue

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How The U.S. Enabled ISIS To Take Deir Ezzor
By Moon Of Alabama
The U.S. military does not only condone but supports ISIS in gaining control over Deir Ezzor. Continue

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Trump’s Cat Among European Pigeons
By Finian Cunningham
European leaders of all political shades have been absolute lackeys to Washington for the past several decades. Continue

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Four Looming Flashpoints Facing President Trump
By Michael T. Klare
Looking at the world today, four areas appear to pose an especially high risk of sudden crisis and conflict
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‘Worse Than Prostitutes’: Putin Slams Those Behind Trump ‘Leak’
By RT
"I have an impression they practiced in Kiev and are ready to organize a Maidan in Washington, just to not let Trump take office," Putin said. Continue

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A Demand for Russian ‘Hacking’ Proof
By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Release the evidence backing up allegations that Russia aided the Trump campaign – or admit that the proof is lacking. Continue

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I Have Come to the Conclusion the Country Does Not Need a CIA
By John Kiriakou
The purge should start on January 20. Continue

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John Pilger Obama “Served the Power…He was Meant to Serve.”
Video
Warning to liberal Obama worshippers…the truth spoken by Pilger may damage your psyche, and lead to a permanent state of realistic consciousness. Continue

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As Democrats Press for War, the Left Must Demand Peace and Social Transformation
By Glen Ford
There is no such thing as a genuine Left that supports imperialism, but there are plenty of fakers that do. Continue

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From Selma to the CIA
By Patrick Martin
John Lewis personifies the recruitment and corruption of a section of middle-class African-Americans. Continue

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Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Being Russian “Collaborator”
By Glenn Greenwald
The response to Corbyn’s call for better relations and de-escalation of tensions with Moscow was swift and predictable. Continue

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Theresa May Warns EU Faces Being 'Crushed Into Tiny Pieces'
Video & Transcript
Theresa May confirms Britain will leave Single Market - Sets out 12-point Brexit plan. Continue

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30 Killed As ISIS Overruns Army Defenses In Deir Ezzor: Video report: The ISIS terrorist group lost up to 30 fighters and 4 units of military equipment in the recent clashes, according to pro-government sources.

IS assault halts food aid drops in Syria's Deir Ezzor: IS has besieged Deir Ezzor's 100,000 residents since 2015 and already controls large parts of the city, but on Saturday advanced further inside remaining government-held territory.

20 ISIL militants killed in northern Syria: Turkish military: The military stated that Turkish jets conducted air operations against 10 ISIL targets, including sniper positions and a mortar factory in al-Bab.

US military boosts weapons airdrops to Syrian opposition : Report: The weapons are intended for opposition forces closing in on IS's self-proclaimed capital Raqqa in Syria, USA Today reports.

Lavrov: Russia inviting Trump officials to Syria talks: Foreign minister says Russia and US could start discussions on 'fighting terrorism' in Syria at summit in Kazakhstan.

Iran says it does not want U.S. at Syria talks in Astana; Iran's foreign minister said on Tuesday Tehran opposed a U.S. presence at peace talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital next week, after a decision by Russia and Turkey to invite Washington.

Bomb blast in Baghdad kills at least seven: police and medical sources: A car bomb blast in southern Baghdad killed at least seven people and wounded 20 on Tuesday, police and medical sources said. The explosion hit the mostly Shi'ite neighborhood of Abu Dsheer

Iraqi forces push Islamic State further back in Mosul: military: Army units fought the insurgents inside a military base in the city's north, officials said during the day on Tuesday.

Yemen war death toll reaches 10,000: UN: UN envoy urges swift action to form 'inclusive' government to end conflict after President Hadi rejects proposals

Trump Reportedly Confirms Kushner to Serve as Mideast Peace Broker: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly confirmed that he intends to appoint his son-in-law Jared Kushner as a mediator who will try to broker a peace agreement in the Middle East.

Nigeria air strike error kills up to 100 in refugee camp: A Nigerian air force jet has mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people near Rann in the north-east, killing up to 100 people and injuring dozens more.

What is Russia's endgame in Libya?: Haftar met with Russian officials in an effort to secure military support that would prepare for his control of Libya

Gambia 'lockdown' as Jammeh declares state of emergency: Political crisis deepens as president refuses to step down following defeat in last month's presidential election.

UN warns of famine risk in Somalia amid worsening drought: Somalia risks slipping back into famine, the United Nations, said on Tuesday, as worsening drought has left millions without food, water or healthcare in a country crippled by decades of war. , the sources said.

37 militants killed, 3 detained in Afghanistan: gov't: About 37 Taliban militants have been killed as the Afghan security forces carried out military operations elsewhere within the last 24 hours, said the Defense Ministry on Tuesday.

Don’t blame globalisation for world’s ills, Xi Jinping tells Davos: President warns against protectionism and promises that China will not embark on a currency war

Lithuania & Estonia sign ‘milestone’ deals on status of US troops on their soil : It focuses on regulating the presence of US military personnel and their family members, alongside the use of Lithuania’s military sites by American troops.

Elections to be held in Northern Ireland on 2 March; Northern Ireland will go to the polls on 2 March to elect a new Assembly after the executive collapsed over a botched green energy scheme.

Brexit: Hard border for island of Ireland says Sinn Féin: If a deal cannot be achieved it could lead to the return of some form of customs checks along the Irish border.

Fearful global elite admit 'there's something unprecedented going on and we can't deal with it' : 'There is a consensus that something huge is going on, global and in many respects unprecedented. But we don't know what the causes are, nor how to deal with it.'

U.S. border officials are illegally turning away asylum seekers, critics say: Migrants have been told by U.S. border agents that the daily quota for asylum cases has been reached or that a visa is required for asylum seekers, a statement that runs contrary to law

U.S. Defense Contractors Tell Investors Russian Threat Is Great for Business: The escalating anti-Russian rhetoric comes in the midst of a major push by military contractors to position Moscow as a potent enemy that must be countered with a drastic increase in military spending

War criminal: John McCain’s 5-year defense plan calls for $430 billion increase over current plans; Arizona Senator and Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain released a 33-page white paper, “Restoring American Power,” outlining his recommendations for the defense budget.

Trump sued for defamation by former Apprentice Summer Zervos: Summer Zervos, who alleges Mr Trump forced himself on her in 2007, said he lied to the nation about his behaviour.

General Motors likely to invest $1bn across US factories: General Motors is expected to announce this week that it plans to invest at least $1bn (£828bn) across several factories in the US. American automaker's investment in the country could generate over 1,000 jobs.

Wal-Mart Touts Plan to Create U.S. Jobs, in Nod to Trump: Quantifying its earlier plan, retailer says store openings, e-commerce will add 10,000 positions this year

Trump team touts $8 billion Bayer investment: German-based Bayer AG has committed to President-elect Donald Trump that it will invest $8 billion in American research and development as part of its deal to acquire Monsanto, Trump's transition team said Tuesday.

Putin: Those who leaked Trump dossier 'worse than prostitutes': “Prostitution is an ugly social phenomenon . . . but people who order such fakes, which are now used against the elected president of the United States, fabricate information, they are worse than prostitutes,”

Ads in two dozen cities offer protesters up to $2,500 to agitate at Trump inaugural: Job ads running in more than 20 cities offer $2,500 per month for agitators to demonstrate at this week’s presidential inauguration events.

Rep. Waters on Trump: ‘we are going to investigate him’: Video - A Democratic Congresswoman has called for Donald Trump to be impeached on the grounds that he coined the term ‘crooked Hillary’ in collusion with the Russian government,

More than 50 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump’s inauguration: Here’s a list of lawmakers who will not attend, starting alphabetically with Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.):

John Lewis, Democrats are boycotting America, not inauguration: High on outrage but low on substance, More than 40 Democrats have announced that they will not attend President-elect Trump’s inauguration.

 

 

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Alan Hart Interviews Professor Ilan Pappe, Israel’

US Protection Racket Root of Korea Conflict

By Finian Cunningham

The conflict emanates from Washington and is perpetuated by Washington. Why? To justify what would otherwise be seen as simply outrageous US militarism in the Asia Pacific.

Iran: The Real Story Versus the Cover Story: By Mark H Gaffney

The American people need to know the truth. This is a phony crisis

America's War for Global Domination: by Michel Chossudovsky

The wars on Afghanistan and Iraq are part of a broader military agenda, which was launched at the end of the Cold War. The ongoing war agenda is a continuation of the 1991 Gulf War and the NATO led wars on Yugoslavia (1991-2001).
 

The Plan is for the United States to rule the world: By David Armstrong

The overt theme is unilateralism, but it is ultimately a story of domination. It calls for the United States to maintain its overwhelming military superiority and prevent new rivals from rising up to challenge it on the world stage.
 

Lets Not Forget: Bush Planned Iraq 'Regime Change' Before Becoming President - By Neil Mackay

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.
 

The president's real goal in Iraq: By JAY BOOKMAN

29 September 2002. - The official story on Iraq has never made sense.
 

The Project for the New American Century: By William Rivers Pitt

02/25/03 - The Project for the New American Century, or PNAC, is a Washington-based think tank created in 1997. Above all else, PNAC desires and demands one thing: The establishment of a global American empire to bend the will of all nations.
 

Memo: Bush made intel fit Iraq policy: By WARREN P. STROBEL and JOHN WALCOTT

A highly classified British memo, leaked in the midst of Britain's just-concluded election campaign, indicates that President Bush decided to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein by summer 2002 and was determined to ensure that U.S. intelligence data supported his policy.
 

UK Ministers Knew WMD Was "Excuse": By Michael Smith

MINISTERS were warned in July 2002 that Britain was committed to taking part in an American-led invasion of Iraq and they had no choice but to find a way of making it legal.
 

Iran: The Real Story Versus the Cover Story: By Mark H Gaffney

The American people need to know the truth. This is a phony crisis

Will Iran Be Next?: by Mark Gaffney

Those who have hoped that a U.S. military victory in Iraq would somehow bring about a more peaceful world are in for a rude awakening. The final resolution of this war and the U.S. occupation of Iraq will likely not be the end, rather, only the prelude to a succession of future crises: in Kashmir, Syria, North Korea, and Iran.
 

Does Iran's President Want Israel Wiped Off The Map? - Does He Deny The Holocaust?

An analysis of media rhetoric on its way to war against Iran - Commenting on the alleged statements of Iran's President Ahmadinejad .

 

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