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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


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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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Armageddon Approaches
By Paul Craig Roberts
Americans need to wake up to the dangerous situation that Washington has created - Continue



We May Be at a Greater Risk of Nuclear Catastrophe Than During the Cold War
By Conn Hallinan
It’s been 71 years since atomic bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and humanity’s memory of those events has dimmed. - Continue



Kinetics Of Empire
By Paul Edwards
Imperial murder abroad necessitates commensurate racist homicide at home. - Continue



In Signal to U.S. Military
Hillary Clinton Picks Senator Tim Kaine as Running Mate

By Tom Hall
Clinton is making clear that she plans on running a right-wing, pro-war campaign targeted at winning over the military and sections of the Republican Party. - Continue



Donald Trump’s Convention Speech Rings Terrifying Historical Alarm Bells
By Jon Schwarz
Donald Trump’s speech will probably go down as one of the most frightening pieces of political rhetoric in U.S. history. - Continue



American Democracy Is a Shitshow
By Arun Gupta
This may be the most absurd election ever, but the real reckoning is yet to come. - Continue



Polarization and the Powder Keg
By James Petras
Corruption, deception and betrayal in high places are so rampant that mutual impunity has become the badge of collegiality. - Continue



Genocide in Iraq
By Ifekhar A. Khan
Is it a coincidence that only Muslim countries have witnessed a bloodbath in the last decade and half? - Continue



What is Wrong with Islam Today?
The notion of Ijtihad, the problem of Islamophobia and what Muslims need to own-up to. - Continue



Is The Bible Still Relevant Today
Richard Dawkins and other schollars disccuss the Bible. - Continue



At least 80 people killed in suicide blast at march in Afghanistan: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on a protest march by Afghanistan’s ethnic Hazaras. The marchers were demanding that a major regional electric power line be routed through their impoverished home province. Most Hazaras are Shiite Muslims, while most Afghans are Sunni.

Drone Attack exposes US dirt and hypocrisy on human rights: The Obama administration, concerned only about minimizing the casualties of U.S. soldiers, have turned a flagrantly deaf ear to the heartrending loss of civilian rights to life in other countries affected by this technology.

Syria: Aleppo tunnel bomb 'kills 38 government troops': Dozens of pro-government troops were killed when rebels blew up a tunnel underneath a building in the Syrian city of Aleppo, reports say. The Thuwwar al-Sham rebel group posted a video online that appeared to show a building used by government troops being destroyed by a huge blast.

Russian serviceman killed by self-detonating bomb in Syria -TASS: The ministry said in a statement cited by TASS that the serviceman had been killed near Aleppo when a bomb exploded near a convoy, bringing food and water for local inhabitants, that was being escorted by the Russian military.

Fact or fiction? U.S. believes Russia purposefully bombed secret U.S. base in Syria to force Washington’s hand:The Wall Street Journal reports that Russia took the action against the base, that sometimes housed secret American and British forces, in order to pressure the White House to coordinate actions with Russia in the Syrian theater.

Clashes rock Syria's Manbij as Daesh ignores ultimatum: Deash militants clashed on Saturday with US-backed fighters in the Syrian town of Manbij, pursuing their fierce defence of the militant stronghold and ignoring a deadline to leave.

Iraq: Six killed, eight injured in Sharqat bombing: “An explosive device planted to the side of a road in Sharqat Island exploded at noon today, while families escaping ISIS control from the district were heading towards Baiji. Six civilians were killed and eight others were injured.”

U.S. “Vetted” And Armed Syria Terrorist Group That Beheaded Boy, Gave Them TOW Missiles: The group was considered one of the U.S. “vetted” organizations, a designation that was touted as a sure way to avoid arming “extremist” terrorists like ISIS or al-Qaeda.

France to send artillery to Iraq in fight against ISIL: French president announces plan to send artillery, but no ground troops, to combat ISIL in Iraq in August.

Turkey: Erdogan moves to shutter 2,340 institutions: In his first decree under new state of emergency laws, Erdogan moves to close schools and extend legal detention time

Did Russia save Erdogan?: Several Arab media outlets, including Rai Alyoum, quoted diplomatic sources in Ankara as saying that Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization, known locally as the MIT, received intel from its Russian counterpart that warned of an impending coup in the Muslim state.

Obama Rejects Claims U.S. Had Advance Knowledge of Turkey Coup: He said he spoke this week with Erdogan, who “needs to make sure that not just he but everybody in his government understand that those reports are false.”

20 killed, 40 injured as Tuareg rebels, pro- govt militia clash in Mali: A nurse at the main health centre in Kidal, one of the largest towns in northern Mali, said she had seen about 20 dead, both at the clinic and on the town’s streets.

Fourteen bodies found after 'execution' in Benghazi, Libya: Fourteen unidentified bodies with shot wounds to the head have been found in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a hospital official said on Friday.

ISIL's gains in Libya: French special forces have reportedly been helping Libyan troops to battle ISIL fighters in Benghazi for two months. There is speculation that if a national government is not agreed upon soon, Italy may push a plan to split Libya into three mini-states.

Libyans Protest At French Special Forces Presence: The UN-backed government of Libya has dubbed the presence of French troops in the country a violation of national sovereignty, following France's admission they were preseence and that three had died near the eastern town of Benghazi

Munich shooting: 10 killed in shopping centre attack: A man suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting attack in the German city of Munich killed himself, and likely acted alone, police have said.

Munich gunman fixated on mass killing, had no Islamist ties: The 18-year-old, born and raised locally, opened fire near a busy shopping mall on Friday evening, triggering a lockdown in the Bavarian state capital.

Guided missile destroyer USS Ross enters Black Sea to ‘strengthen regional security’: A US guided missile destroyer, USS Ross, equipped with the Aegis advanced missile defense system has entered the Black Sea and is heading to the Ukrainian port city of Odessa to join the international maritime exercises Sea Breeze 2016.

Debunking Myths About The Crisis In Venezuela: Those up-to-date with the news know that almost every mainstream media outlet paints a gloomy picture of famine, insecurity and censorship. But, how bad is the situation really?

Video: Austin police body-slam black teacher, tell her blacks have ‘violent tendencies’: Video - A dashboard camera captured an Austin police officer violently arresting Breaion King, a black schoolteacher

Wikileaks hits DNC ahead of convention, competes with Kaine VP nomination: On Friday, Wikileaks dropped a bombshell cache of DNC emails. Among other things, the emails purport to show the party apparatus favoring Clinton's campaign over the insurgency of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

Leaked DNC Emails Confirm Democrats Rigged Primary, Reveal Extensive Media Collusion: There had been a plot designed to smear Bernie Sanders and to hand the Democratic nomination to Hillary on a silver platter. There has been repeated collusion between the DNC and the media

Tim Kaine Has a Troubling Record : Hillary Clinton’s VP pick has split with labor on the TPP, banking regulation, and even “right-to-work” laws.

Mike Pence on the “American Heartland” and the Holy Land: The Republican Party platform, posted last week, gives the American-Israeli relationship considerable space.

July 21/22, 2016


Australia, UK, US Complicit in Indonesian Massacres, International Judges Say
By Samantha Hawley
500,000 Indonesians killed in anti-communist purge at height of Cold War - Continue



Brzezinski’s Nightmares:
Russia, China & the Perspective of the Real War

By Umberto Pascali
The US shall make sure that the Arab Springs and civil wars will continue and escalate in order to get two birds with one stone. - Continue



President Assad: Aleppo Battle Last Card Played by Turks, Qataris & Saudis
By Editor
The United Nations is now an American arm, where they can use it the way they want. - Continue



Turkey The Purge Continues
Thousands of Judges Under Arrest

By Pierre Barbancey - Translated By Henry Crapo
It was Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s dream. - Continue



US Kills as Many Civilians as Nice Attack--but Get No Front-Page Headlines
Not notable enough, to put in a prominent position for US audiences. - Continue



In The US, Money Talks When It Comes To Israel
By Jonathan Cook
“We reject the false notion that Israel is an occupier. … Support for Israel is an expression of Americanism.”. - Continue



RNC War Party, DNC War Makers
By David Swanson
Trump is almost guaranteed to continue, escalate, and launch new wars, just like Clinton. Continue



Is the Saudi 9/11 Story Part Of The Deception?
By Paul Craig Roberts
The revelation that the 9/11 attack was financed by the Saudi government has the effect of bolstering the sagging official story. - Continue



Volatile America
By Robert C. Koehler
In a flash I thought, oh God, the civil war has started. - Continue



Cruz Gets Booed For NOT Endorsing Trump
The crowd chanted “endorse Trump” as Cruz went through his prepared remarks - Continue



Syrian Democratic Forces kill over 100 ISIS jihadis in fresh offensive: Backed by the US-led coalition forces, the SDF bombed ISIS positions in central Manbij, north of Aleppo.

US allegedly kill at least 73 civilians in northern Syria: US airstrikes on a Syrian village have killed at least 73 civilians, a majority of them women and children, activists say, in the deadliest coalition attack on non-combatants since the start of the bombing campaign against the Islamic State.

Nusra Front executes captive pro-Syrian government soldiers: A video distributed by the group showed at least 12 men who gave their names before kneeling down in a line and being shot simultaneously in the back of the head.

Syrian opposition asks US-led coalition to halt attacks on Isil after dozens of civilian deaths : The head of the opposition Syrian National Coalition called for a suspension of the US-led air campaign against Islamic State (Isil) in Syria while reports of dozens of civilian deaths from air strikes around the northern city of Manbij are investigated.

U.N. calls for 48 hour ceasefires to aid besieged Syrian zones: The United Nations called on Thursday for Syria's warring sides to observe 48-hour local truces to let aid reach eastern Aleppo and other besieged zones where civilians may be starving.

Daesh given 48 hours to leave Syria's Manbij: Syrian forces have given Daesh 48 hours to abandon the embattled northern city of Manbij near the Turkish border. The Manbij Military Council, issued the ultimatum on Thursday in an effort to “protect civilian lives” in Manbij.

Iraq: 20 ISIS operators plotting external attacks killed: "Today we reviewed and agreed on the next plays in our campaign, which of course we won't discuss publicly yet. But let me be clear: they culminate in the collapse of ISIL's control over the cities of Mosul and Raqqa," he said.

Al-Salam Brigades: We are thirsty for Americans’ blood: Al-Salam Brigades, the revitalized form of Muqtada al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army, announced on Wednesday its insistence on targeting American troops that Washington plans to send to Iraq and said that its members ‘are thirsty for the blood of Americans’.

Iraq War Families smash crowdfund target to put Tony Blair on trial : The online fundraiser hit its first target of £50,000 (US$66,000) within a day of launching on Tuesday, and it is now rapidly approaching its secondary target of £150,000.

Turkey to suspend European human rights convention following failed coup: Under the emergency measure, the Turkish president and his ministers are allowed to bypass the parliament in passing new laws.

Global alarm grows as 50,000 hit by Turkey purge: Turkey faced fresh accusations it was flouting the rule of law with its purge of 50,000 people after an attempted coup, as the president gathered security chiefs Wednesday for the first time since the putsch.

Erdogan Warned of Incoming Coup by Russian Alert: Arab media outlets quoted diplomats in Ankara as disclosing that Turkey's President Erdogan was alerted by Russia against an imminent army coup hours before it was initiated on Friday

Chill in US-Turkish Relations May Signal Ankara's Shift Toward Moscow: Signs of tensions growing between the US and Turkey continue to emerge, prompting some to question whether Ankara has reviewed its geopolitical priorities and made a shift from Washington toward Moscow.

Palestinians buried after Jerusalem killings: Muhyee Sidqi al-Tibakhi, 12, died after he was shot in the chest and head on Tuesday, the Palestinian health ministry told media.

U.S. warns of potential imminent threat to citizens in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: The U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it had received reports of a "potential, imminent threat" against U.S. citizens in areas of the city of Jeddah frequented by Westerners.

Iran forfeiture order benefiting Sept. 11 victims' families reversed on appeal: A record terrorism-related forfeiture order benefiting families of some Sept. 11 victims and others was reversed on appeal Wednesday, leaving in doubt what will happen to a $1 billion Manhattan office building at the center of the legal case.

French government acknowledges 'secret war' in Libya as three soldiers killed fighting Isil militants: France had previously admitted that its warplanes were carrying out reconnaissance flights over the restive north African country, where Islamic State jihadists have a foothold

Libya unity government denounces French military involvement: The acknowledgment was also an embarrassment for France because it exposed that the French forces are in eastern Libya, fighting alongside Brig. Gen. Khalifa Hifter — a bitter opponent of the Tripoli-based U.N.-backed unity government.

At Least 50 Daesh, Taliban Militants Killed in Eastern Afghanistan: Afghan military and security forces have killed 50 militants from the Taliban Islamist movement and Daesh terrorist group in the country's eastern province of Nangarhar, local media reported Thursday.

Taliban militants overrun district in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province: The Taliban have reportedly overrun a strategic Afghan district bordering with Tajikistan overnight Thursday, after four days of fighting.

US Justice Department aims to seize one billion dollars in Malaysian assets: The US Justice Department has filed lawsuits against a state fund in Malaysia over alleged money laundering. The scandal has embroiled a number of high-profile government officials both inside and outside Malaysia.

US Navy to return to New Zealand after 30-year rift over nukes: The Navy will make a port call in New Zealand for the first time since 1985, when the South Pacific nation banned visits by ships carrying nuclear weapons.

Refugee boat found with 22 dead bodies off Libya coast: The bodies of 21 women and one man have been found "in a pool of fuel" at the bottom of a rubber dinghy adrift near the Libyan coast, just hours after they had set sail for Italy, according to the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Moscow to consider Germany's change of policy in viewing Russia as factor of instability: "Assessing and analyzing this document, we leave it on the authors’ conscience," Zakharova said. "It has nothing in common with true values and goals of the Russian foreign and security policies."

Trump says US may abandon automatic protections for Nato countries: Members of Nato have all signed a treaty that says they will come to the aid of any member that is attacked.

Transcript: Donald Trump on NATO, Turkey’s Coup Attempt and the World: How are we going to lecture when people are shooting our policemen in cold blood. How are we going to lecture when you see the riots and the horror going on in our own country.

Russia Calls Rio Olympics Ban Ruling 'a Crime Against Sport': The decision by the CAS increases the possibility that the International Olympic Committee, or IOC, will now exclude Russia from all sports, not just track and field, in Rio de Janeiro.

UK could lose permanent seat on UN Security Council: In the memo, seen by Reuters, UN officials questioned whether Britain is worthy of being a veto-power on the council after we recently withdrew police officers from a peacekeeping mission in conflict-stricken South Sudan without consulting the international body.

Climate change department closed by Theresa May in 'plain stupid' and 'deeply worrying' move: On Monday, Government advisers had warned of the need to take urgent action to prepare the UK for floods, droughts, heatwaves and food shortages caused by climate change.

Sign this petition: Parliament should hold Tony Blair to account for the war in Iraq Parliament should now agree a process by which it can hold the former Prime Minister to account.

In Spite of Public Opposition, France Passes Regressive Labor Reform: Organized labor and student groups have long contended that the law will only serve to lower the French standard of living, one of the highest in the world.

Brazil arrests 'amateur' group accused of Olympics terror plot: Brazil arrested 10 people on Thursday suspected of belonging to a poorly organized group supporting Islamic State (IS) and discussing acts of terrorism during next month's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

“Guantánamo Diary” Author Cleared for Release After 14-Year Imprisonment: Slahi was arrested in his native Mauritania in 2001, and was held and tortured in secret prisons in Afghanistan and Jordan before being secreted to Guantánamo. He has been imprisoned for over 14 years without being charged with a crime.

Federal Debt Tops $19,400,000,000,000: The federal debt moved above $19,400,000,000,000 for the first time as of the close of business on Tuesday, according to the data released today by the U.S. Treasury.

US Credit Conditions Drop to Worst Level since Q3 2009, Markets Soar : Companies are buckling under their load of debts in an environment of slack demand and declining sales. The Standard & Poor’s default rate has been rising relentlessly, and in June, hit 4.3%, the highest rate since the Financial Crisis.

Flight Attendant Tells Muslim Man ‘I’ll Be Watching You,’ Then Kicks Him Off The Plane: A Muslim man was kicked off an American Airlines plane after a flight attendant announced to other passengers his name and seat number, warning him “I’ll be watching you.”

Police Shoot Unarmed Therapist, Pleading For His Life While Helping Patient: Video - “And I’m saying, ‘Sir, why did you shoot me?’ and his words to me were, ‘I don’t know,’” Kinsey said.

RNC Protesters "Wall Off Trump" and Confront Police Violence: On Wednesday, hundreds of immigrants' rights protesters from across the US erected a wall with several fence- and wall-like banners that stretched for several blocks outside the Quicken Loans Arena, where the RNC is taking place.

FBI visits homes of Cleveland activists amid Republican National Convention protests : The Ohio chapter of the National Lawyers Guild told the Los Angeles Times that this is only the latest in the FBI’s series of raids meant to intimidate protesters since the beginning of the summer.

How Much Is Donald Trump Worth? An Examination Of The Evidence: Trump says one thing, records say another

Cheney says he will support Trump: The announcement makes Cheney one of the few Republican Party elders to announce their support of Trump and comes a day after House Speaker Paul Ryan told CNN he is "just not ready" to back Trump.

Filmmaker Michael Moore: 'Sorry,' but Trump likely to win: "People are in denial of this, but the chance of winning is really, really good."

Possible Hillary Clinton Pick for Vice President, Goes to Bat for Banks: Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, considered a leading contender for the Democratic vice presidential nomination, has spent this week signaling to the financial industry that he’ll go to bat for them.

July 20, 2016


The Coup in Turkey has Thrown a Wrench in Uncle Sam’s “Pivot” Plan
By Mike Whitney
Erdogan is now reopening the door the Obama team tried so hard to shut. - Continue



The Twilight of NATO

By Thierry Meyssan

NATO functions like a mafia racket – those who don’t pay will have to get used to terrorist attacks. - Continue



France Descending Into Militarized State Ruled by Fear
By Finian Cunningham
French citizens, as with other Western countries, need to ask themselves: do we really want to live like this? - Continue



False Flags in Massproduction
By Peter Koenig
People out of fear will ask for more police and military protection.
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Tough Russian Anti-Capitalist Literature
By Andre Vltchek
Imagine that human lives suddenly don’t matter. People are only expected to produce and consume; they become fully disposable. - Continue



Brave, Yes... Heroes, NO!
By Phillip Farruggio
" How would I have behaved if placed in such a terrible situation?" - Continue



JFK Turned to Peace and Was Assassinated

By Paul Craig Roberts

There was hope in Kennedy’s approach. There is no hope in the approach today. - Continue



How Donald Trump Will Follow the Money
By Pepe Escobar
It’s been a while since the Koch brothers promised to spend nearly $1 billion to get the “right” man at the White House. - Continue



Syrian Airstrikes Kill Over 100 Daesh Fighters in Hama Province: The Syrian Arab Air Force destroyed a convoy of vehicles armed with machine guns near the city of Salamiyah and killed about a hundred of militants, according to local media.

US air strike in Syria kills nearly 60 civilians 'mistaken for Isil fighters' : Some eight families were hit as they tried to flee fighting in their area, in one of the single deadliest strikes on civilians by the alliance since the start of its operations in the war-torn country.

Syrian opposition group that killed child 'was in US-vetted alliance': A Syrian opposition group whose members beheaded a child captive near Aleppo on Tuesday had been part of a US-vetted alliance and been supplied with anti-tank missiles until a year ago.

Syrian rebels capture Islamic State headquarters in Manbij: U.S. military: The Islamic State headquarters, which was located in a hospital, was being used as a command center and logistics hub. The U.S.-backed Syrian rebels also took control of part of the town, enabling civilians in the area to flee the fighting, the statement said.

Iraq: 20 killed after Turkey carries out airstrikes against Kurdish militants: The airstrikes were carried out against PKK targets in northern Iraq's Hakurk region by F-16 fighter jets late on Tuesday, AFP quoted, citing Anadolu news agency, security sources as saying.

Six ISIS fighters killed in airstrike east of Ramadi: “The International Coalition Aviation, in coordination with an Anbar Operations force bombed a hideout of terrorists in Khalidiya Island (23 km east of Ramadi). The hideout was destroyed completely in the bombing.”

Suicide bombing rocks Yemen’s Aden; 5 policemen killed: Attack follows reports of renewed clashes between Saudi forces and Houthi militants along Saudi-Yemeni border

Three Saudi soldiers killed in Yemeni attack in Jizan: At least three Saudi Arabian soldiers have been killed in a retaliatory rocket attack launched by Yemeni forces on a military base in the kingdom’s southwest.

Turkey declares state of emergency: A three-month state of emergency has been declared by Turkey's President, following the weekend coup attempt.

Turkey jails 85 generals, admirals as concern grows over crackdown: Turkey's treatment of the coup suspects has alarmed its allies especially after the suspects were paraded before the media and shown being subjected to rough treatment.

Turkey bans religious funerals for coup supporters: Imams prohibited from leading service for soldiers killed supporting Friday's coup attempt

White House won’t criticize Turkish president for crackdown: Asked if the administration was concerned about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan jailing more than 6,000 military personnel, Mr. Earnest replied, “I’m not prepared to pass judgment on the actions undertaken by the Erdogan government just in the last 24 to 48 hours.”

Turkey blocks access to WikiLeaks after Erdogan party emails go online: Nearly 300,000 emails from ruling party posted online ‘in response to government’s post-coup purges’

28 ISIS loyalists killed during operations in East of Afghanistan: ISIS in AfghanistanAt least 28 loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group were killed during the latest operations conducted in East of Afghanistan.

Armed group kills 17 soldiers at Mali base: Seventeen soldiers were killed and 35 wounded in central Mali Tuesday in an assault on their base that authorities called a "coordinated terrorist attack".

France confirms three soldiers killed in Libya: French President Francois Hollande confirms three officers killed while on an intelligence mission in Libya.

Seven Ukrainian servicemen killed, 14 injured in Donbas in past 24 hours: The news of the highest daily death toll since Ukraine reported seven of its soldiers dying on May 24 follows a flurry of talks between world leaders and Moscow on stopping the 26-month conflict.

Journalist Pavel Sheremet killed by Ukraine car bomb: Belarusian-born award-winning journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed in a car bomb explosion in central Kiev.

Trump Guts GOP's Anti-Russia Stance on Ukraine: Trump has made it clear he won't be fanning the flames of Ukraine's civil war by sending more arms.


July 19, 2016


Erdogan Has Whip Hand And Knows It
By Finian Cunningham
The West may mouth misgivings, but in the end their priority concerns have little to do with international law or democratic rights. - Continue



US-NATO Border Confrontation with Russia Risks Nuclear War
By Michael Hudson
We can't take a risk. If there's a little bit of a movement against us, we're going to launch the hydrogen bombs. - Continue



CIA Rebels Behead Kid And Other U.S. Successes in Syria
By Moon Of Alabama
The CIA supported "moderate rebels" behead the boy with a knife - Continue



ISIS Has Nothing To Do With Islam?
By William Blum
Warning! What follows is very politically incorrect. - Continue



What's Special About the US-Israel Relationship?
By Marwan Bishara
How Dennis Ross cooks the books of US Middle East policy. - Continue



The Police Are Victimized By Their Training
By Paul Craig Roberts
The police or many of them are being trained to react as a military occupying a hostile population. - Continue



Donald Trump and the Revolt of the Proles
By Mike Whitney
Why has the media’s repudiation of Trump only increased his popularity and strengthened the resolve of his supporters? - Continue



US-led air strikes kill 56 civilians in Syrian town: Fatalities include 11 children, killed in coalition air strikes on ISIL-held northern Syrian town.

Syria: Rebels 'filmed beheading boy' in Aleppo: One video shows five men posing with the frightened child, who could be as young as 10, in the back of a truck. One of the men grips him by the hair. The same man is later filmed apparently cutting the boy's head off.

U.S.-backed Syrian rebels committing war crimes, torture, abductions; imposing harsh Sharia law: Report: Syrian rebel groups backed by the U.S. and its allies “have committed serious violations of international humanitarian law, including abductions, torture and summary killings,” according to Amnesty International.

Turkish intel informed top generals hours before coup attempt, says army: Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) informed the country’s top generals hours before the coup attempt was initiated by a group of soldiers within the army on July 15, according to a statement published on the General Staff’s official website

Turkey coup attempt: General Akin Ozturk denies role in plot: Gen Akin Ozturk and 26 senior officers were charged with treason and remanded in custody by a court on Monday, the state-run Anadolu news agency said. But in a statement to prosecutors, the general insisted: "I am not the person who planned or led the coup."

What to Know About the General Blamed for the Failed Coup in Turkey: Images of Oztürk in custody, wearing handcuffs and bearing physical injuries, surfaced on Sunday. He reportedly went to court on Monday, along with 26 other generals and admirals.

Turkey says US given evidence of Gulen's role in coup: Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says proof sent to US for arrest of exiled cleric, as detentions and dismissals continue.

U.S. charter schools tied to powerful Turkish imam Fethullah Gulen : Followers of the mysterious Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen have opened scores of charter schools in the U.S., inspired by a man who is as powerful as he is reclusive.

Criticism of Turkey's prosecution of plotters amounts to backing coup: FM: Criticism from other nations about Turkey's treatment of suspected coup plotters amounts to support for the failed attempt to topple the government, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday.

Erdogan Unleashes Unprecedented Crackdown: Fires All University Deans; Suspends 21,000 Private School Teachers

Saudi airstrikes leave 21 civilians dead across Yemen: The developments came only a day after 20 people were killed and 16 others injured in a Saudi airstrike against the Jabal al-Naar mountainous area in Mukha district.

Make it illegal to send American police to Israel for training.: Having our police trained by an illegal brutal occupation force that has a history of crimes against humanity is a contributing factor in police reacting to law abiding people as if they are an enemy combatant. Needs 99,931 signatures by August 8, 2016 to get a response from the White House

AU to probe alleged killing of 14 civilians in Somalia: The African Union force in Somalia said it is investigating the alleged killing of 14 civilians by Ethiopian soldiers, with witnesses saying they opened unprovoked firing on a prayer meeting.

UN: 49K kids dying of malnutrition linked to Boko Haram: Some 49,000 children will die of malnutrition in areas once cut off by northeastern Nigeria’s Islamic extremist uprising if they don’t get treatment, the U.N. children’s agency warned Tuesday.

Indian forces open fire on Kashmiri protesters, kill 3: At least three people have been killed as Indian forces opened fire on the protesters who were out on the streets in defiance of a curfew in the Indian-controlled Kashmir region.

Pakistani court orders seizure of ex-president Pervez Musharraf's assets: A special court hearing treason charges against former Pakistani president and army chief Pervez Musharraf ordered the seizure of his assets on Tuesday after he failed to appear for a hearing in the capital Islamabad, media reported.

Chinese Military Vice Chairman Urges Troops to Get Ready For Combat: Xinhua: The warning comes days after China officially warned the US that its patrols in the South China Sea - which despite last week's decision by the Hague tribunal - deems as its own, could end in "disaster."

North Korea launches three ballistic missiles in response to US defence system North Korea fired three ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan early on Tuesday morning, the latest riposte against the decision by Washington to deploy a missile defence system in South Korea.

Afghan teen attacks train passengers with axe in Germany: German police shot dead a 17-year-old Afghan refugee Monday near the southern city of Wuerzburg after he attacked train passengers with an axe and a knife, seriously wounding four in what one official said was a "probable" Islamist attack.

German train attacker left 'suicide note', wanted revenge for killings in Muslim countries: Pages from a notebook found at the home of an Afghan teen who attacked passengers on a German train with an axe may be regarded as a suicide note, police and investigating officials said during a press-briefing on Tuesday.

Family detail Nice attacker's mental health issues: His brother Jaber Bouhlel told the Daily Mail that the family received 240,000 Tunisian dinar (almost $110,000) from Mohamed in the past few weeks – a surprisingly large sum for a low-paid deliveryman.

Italy says 2,500 boat migrants rescued, one body recovered: More than 2,500 migrants were plucked from overcrowded boats off the coast of Libya on Tuesday and one dead body was recovered, Italy's coast guard said, as people smugglers operating in Libya took advantage of calm seas and warm weather.

UK: MPs vote to renew Trident: Jeremy Corbyn suffers biggest rebellion of his leadership as Britain's nuclear deterrent backed by 472 to 117. Jeremy Corbyn has been heckled and accused of lying by his own MPs and told he was “defending the countries’ enemies” as he announced he would vote against renewing Trident.

Theresa May does not hesitate to say she would kill '100,000 men, women and children' with a nuclear bomb: Previous prime ministers have avoided answering the hypothetical question of whether they would ever press the nuclear button

The families of British troops killed in Iraq are crowdfunding a legal case against Tony Blair: A group representing the families of British troops killed during the Iraq War has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help bring a civil case against government officials for their role in the conflict.

WhatsApp banned indefinitely in Brazil – the third block in eight months: Judge ordered mobile phone companies to block access after messaging app owner Facebook stood by refusal to intercept texts for police investigation

Which Countries Have The Most Immigrants?: While the United States (14.5%) and United Kingdom (13.2%) rank 5th and 6th respectively, Australia, Canada, and Germany all rank above them.

Fewer than half of those nabbed at the border are from Mexico: In the first six months of the year, 264,165 people were apprehended somewhere along the Southwest border, and 49.6 percent of them were from Mexico, according to data from the U.S. Border Patrol.

Report: Fox CEO Ailes Has Until August 1 To Resign Or Be Fired: Parent company 21st Century Fox has given Fox News CEO Roger Ailes a deadline of August 1 to resign or be fired in light of its investigation into his alleged sexual harassment, New York magazine’s Gabriel Sherman reports.

California Targets, Indebts Poor People of Color for Big Profit: Not everyone who goes through traffic court is there for drunk driving or other dangerous behavior. Many are there for simply being too poor.

Poll: Clinton and Trump Now Tied as GOP Convention Kicks Off: Clinton now just barely edges out Trump in a direct head-to-head match-up, 46 percent to 45 percent. This is slightly down from the 3-point lead she held in last week's tracking poll numbers.

Night 1 of the RNC: When Plagiarism Isn’t Your Worst Problem: Trump’s opening night featured racism, xenophobia, and crude attacks on his enemies. Maybe he’s lucky we’re focusing on his wife’s speech.














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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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