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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
$1,619,765,210,500
 

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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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Chomsky Says US is World’s Biggest Terrorist

By Euro News

“In the global scene we are racing towards a precipice which we are determined to fall over which will sharply reduce the prospects for decent survival.”
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If Support to Terrorism Continues
al-Qaeda Will be the Future of Europe and the Region: President al-Assad

By SANA

President Bashar al-Assad warned that the terrorism imported to Syria will “bite” its backers whenever it has the chance.
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Why Does The World Wage War Against The People Of Yemen?

By Moon Of Alabama

Nearly the whole world, seemingly paid off by Saudi money, is waging war against Yemen.
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Don't Let Hillary Clinton Escape the Blame for Libya's Destruction

By Michael Brendan Dougherty

Death and civil war in Libya were unacceptable outcomes for America when Moammar Gadhafi was alive. But death and civil war continue unabated, — and somehow it's not in the American interest to stop it.
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Lawfare, Israel’s Continuation of War by Other Means

By Jonathan Cook

Right-wing Israeli organisations have been quietly escalating “legal warfare” against the Palestinian leadership in an attempt to dissuade it from bringing war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.
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For the Conference on the Israel Lobby—Press Blackout at the Press Club

By Ralph Nader

“The Israel Lobby: Is it Good for the US? Is it Good for Israel?”
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The Anthrax Coverup Exposed

By Paul Craig Roberts

MacQueen’s book established that there indeed was a conspiracy–a conspiracy inside the government.
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US Democracy Is In “Very Serious Decline,” – Chomsky

By RT Staff

The US retains a democratic veneer, but actual manifestations of democracy are dwindling.
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Troops Referred To Ferguson Protesters as 'Enemy Forces', Emails Show

By Joanna Walters

Troops used highly militarised language such as “enemy forces” and “adversaries” to refer to citizen demonstrators.
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Yemen: 45 Killed, 100 Injured in Fresh Saudi Attacks on Sa'daa: At least 45 Yemenis were killed and 100 others injured in Sa'daa province on Saturday, as Saudi warplanes continued to hit civilian areas on the 24th day of Riyadh's aggression.

At least 76 killed in Yemen air raids, fighting: At least 76 people were killed in Yemen Friday as Saudi-led warplanes pounded rebels heading to bolster an assault on loyalists in Aden and fighting raged in Taez, officials said.

Saudi soldier killed in Yemen border clash: Fighting along Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen has killed a soldier from the kingdom, the Saudi-led coalition spokesperson said on Saturday.

U.S. arms sales fuel wars across the Middle East: To wage war in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is using F-15 fighter jets bought from Boeing. Pilots from the United Arab Emirates are flying Lockheed Martin’s F-16 to bomb both Yemen and Syria. Soon the Emirates are expected to complete a deal with General Atomics for a fleet of Predator drones to run spying missions in the region.

Yemen weapons depot falls to al Qaeda fighters: Al Qaeda’s Yemen branch routed government forces from a large weapons depot in the country’s east on Friday, seizing dozens of tanks, Katyusha rocket launchers and small arms, security officials said, as air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition intensified in the capital, Sanaa, and also in Yemen’s second-largest city.

Yemen militia says it is besieging rebels at strategic base: Militiamen loyal to Yemen's embattled president besieged an air base once crucial to the U.S. drone program targeting Al-Qaeda militants in the country, trying to dislodge the Shiite rebels holding the complex, a spokesman said.

Iran submits four-point Yemen peace plan to United Nations: The plan, which Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced earlier this month, calls for an immediate ceasefire and end of all foreign military attacks, humanitarian assistance, a resumption of broad national dialogue and "establishment of an inclusive national unity government."

Iran Sends Ships Toward Blockaded Yemen Port, Raising Fears Of Escalating Conflict With Saudi Arabia: Iran is sending a small armada of naval vessels toward Yemen, sparking concern among U.S. defense officials that a naval conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia could escalate the Yemen conflict from a proxy war into a full-scale international conflict, according to media reports.

Iranian ships ‘not allowed’ in Yemeni waters: Speaking to reporters in Riyadh, Saudi Brigadier General Ahmed Asiri made the remarks in a reference to Iran’s decision to send two warships to the Gulf of Aden earlier in the day.

Pakistan agrees to send ships to block arms shipments to Yemen rebels: Yielding to pressure from staunch ally Saudi Arabia, Pakistan has agreed to help an Arab military coalition enforce an arms embargo against Houthi rebels in Yemen and is expected to announce the deployment of navy warships to the busy commercial shipping lanes off Yemen’s coast.

In public relations exercise : Saudi Arabia pledges $274m to meet UN call for aid: Saudi Arabia, which is leading an air campaign against rebels in Yemen, has pledged to provide exactly the amount of emergency aid to the country as called for in a UN appeal on Friday. The official Saudi news agency said it has promised $274m (£183m; €255m) in humanitarian aid.

In tightly ruled Saudi, Yemen war is 'something good': This is wartime in Saudi Arabia, a tightly controlled Islamic kingdom where almost every audible voice is behind the three-week-old air campaign against Shiite rebels in neighbouring Yemen

Hezbollah Blames Saudi Arabia for Spread of Extremism : Nasrallah noted that Saudi Arabia is fighting IS group in Iraq and Syria while sharing the same extreme religious ideology with it.

Bombings kill 12 people in Iraq: A series of bombings in and north of Baghdad on Saturday killed 12 people, including a soldier and his entire family, said Iraqi officials.

Car bomb claimed by Isil kills three outside US consulate in Iraq's Kurdish capital: Such attacks are relatively rare in Kurdistan, which has managed to insulate itself from the worst of the violence afflicting the rest of Iraq

Iraqi forces retake most of Iraq's largest refinery: officials: The insurgents attacked Iraq's Baiji refinery a week ago by blasting through the security perimeter around it and taking over several installations, including storage tanks.

Secret Documents: ISIL Planned Occupation of Syria Long Ago: The secret documents contain information about the strategy and structure of the terrorist group. They also explain how the terrorists managed to gain the upper hand in most parts of Syria.

Alleged Syria Gas Attack Video Moves UN Security Council Envoys to Tears : Video of what some are calling a gas attack in Syria left U.N. diplomats in tears as the state continues to deny allegations of the attacks.

Israel “directly targeted” children in drone strikes on Gaza, says rights group: Of the 2,220 Palestinians killed during Israel’s 51-day bombing campaign, at least 1,492 were civilians, including at least 547 children.

Israel can now legally seize Palestinian homes in Jerusalem: Haaretz reports that in recent years, the law has “become a tool for right-wing groups seeking to increase the Jewish presence in East Jerusalem”, which is traditionally dominated by Arab neighbourhoods.

3 Main Zionist Propaganda Lies: An Interview with Alan Hart

Israel analysts shocked by Obama’s comments on sanctions, S-300 supply: ‘This is the new America. We had better get used to it,’ says TV commentator after president leaves door open to Iran’s sanctions demand, defends Putin’s missile sale

Obama got Senate to reject ‘two of Netanyahu’s demands’ on Iran (but the ‘NYT’ won’t touch that angle); Op-Ed: The American public is overwhelmingly behind the deal, two to one according to polls, Gould says. That speaks to the political landscape. Who is against a deal with Iran? Only the rightwing Israel lobby.

Afghanistan suicide bomb in Jalalabad kills 33: The attack targeted government and military workers waiting for their salaries. A spokesman for a group claiming to represent Islamic State in Afghanistan said it carried out the attack

Raw Video - : Dozens killed in Afghanistan blast

US kills 4 people in E Afghanistan: While Washington claims the targets of the drone attacks are Taliban militants, local officials and witnesses maintain that, in most cases, civilians have been the victims of the attacks over the past few years.

Russia to Lend Pakistan $2 Billion for Gas Pipeline Construction: Pakistan and Russia have finalized an agreement under which Moscow will lend Islamabad $2 billion to lay a pipeline that will transport liquefied natural gas (LNG).

At least 21 killed in fighting near Tripoli: "14 soldiers, four fighters from Fajr Libya, and three women were killed today in Tajoura," said a pro-government military source, adding that the women were killed accidentally in rocket fire.

Boko Haram slit throats of 12 as army tries to save civilians: sources: "Just as troops were trying to evacuate some civilians from the hills so as to safeguard them from a planned air strike ... some Boko Haram attacked them and slit the throats of 12 people," a military source said of Wednesday's attack.

UN: Assailants attack convoy, kill 2, wound 1 in north Mali: Two assailants attacked a United Nations convoy of civilian workers in northern Mali, killing two and wounding another, the peacekeeping mission said Saturday.

Al Shabaab militants kill regional Somali lawmaker in capital: Gunmen from Somali Islamist group al Shabaab killed a regional lawmaker on Saturday after he had taken his wife to hospital in the capital Mogadishu, the group and officials said.

Gunfire and explosions heard in Libyan capital; Clashes broke out in a district and a suburb of Libya's capital on Saturday, home to groups opposing an alternative government controlling Tripoli and parts of western Libya, residents said.

Mysterious disease kills patients within 24 hours in Nigeria: The unknown disease has so far killed 17 people in a southeastern Nigerian town and officials have ruled out Ebola.

Italian Paper Breaks Silence Over Assassinations in Kiev: La Repubblica has denounced "a ruthless sweeping away of every form of political opposition taking place in Kiev". The paper was reacting to yet another assassination in Ukraine — this time of a popular journalist Oles Buzina

Ukraine: Email claim for Kiev killings: A Ukrainian nationalist group has said it was behind the deaths of two public figures in Kiev earlier this week.

Ukraine crisis: Rebel leader warns truce 'could fail': A senior separatist leader in eastern Ukraine has claimed an agreed ceasefire deal will fail unless Kiev recognises the independence of rebel-held areas. Aleksandr Zakharchenko said the truce agreement brokered by the West in Minsk was not being properly implemented by Kiev. "Ukraine doesn't want to resolve all the issues," he said.

Russia hasn't reached deal to provide $3.2-$5.4 billion to Greece: RIA cites Kremlin spokesman: Earlier on Saturday, German magazine Der Spiegel reported that Greece was poised to sign a gas deal with Russia as early as Tuesday which could bring 3 billion to 5 billion euros into depleted government coffers.

Greece Might Allow Russia to Use Its Military Bases – Greek Defense Analyst: Greek defense analyst Ilias Iliopoulos noted that in the interests of closer military-technical cooperation with Russia, Greece could allow the country to use of its military bases, and that this possibility may well be discussed during the Greek Defense Minister's visit to Moscow later this week.

Spain's new 'gag law' and the media: The law – which will come into effect in July - will make many forms of public gathering and demonstrations illegal. Protestors will be barred from assembling outside Congress, permission must be sought before any public gathering and fines can be issued if anyone is caught breaking the rules

Australian teenagers held over alleged Melbourne terror plot: Police in Australia say they have foiled an Islamic State-inspired plot to carry out an attack at a World War One centenary event. Police arrested five teenage suspects, charging one 18-year-old with conspiring to commit a terrorist act.

New Zealand Plotted Hack on China With NSA: New Zealand spies teamed with National Security Agency hackers to break into a data link in the country’s largest city, Auckland, as part of a secret plan to eavesdrop on Chinese diplomats, documents reveal.

Witnesses Contradict Official Story on Military Clash with FARC : Cristian Delgado, a member of the verification team that traveled to the rural area of Colombia, told Contagio Radio that the witnesses he spoke to said that there had been a lengthy gun battle, contradicting army claims that they had been ambushed and could not respond to the attack.

Gang leader's arrest sets off riots in Mexican city: Gun battles erupt and vehicles burn in Reynosa, in Tamaulipas state, after arrest of El Gafe, a leader of Gulf Cartel.

Argentina launches lawsuit against Falkland oil drillers: Argentina has begun legal proceedings against three British and two US companies for drilling oil near the Falkland Islands. "I want to make it clear for the directors of these companies - that Argentina will use the full force of the law - both national and international law - "Argentina has extradition treaties around the world and we intend to use them."

Want to Record The Cops? Know Your Rights: Citizen videos of law enforcement encounters are more valuable than ever. And for those who are wondering—it is legal to record the police.

Iris Scanner Identifies a Person 40 Feet Away: Police traffic stops are in the news again, tragically, sparking a new round of discussion on whether and how to outfit police with cameras and other technology. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s CyLab Biometrics Center have been testing an iris recognition system that can be used to identify subjects at a range of up to 40 feet.

April 17, 2015

A U.S.-Russia War Over Ukraine?

By Pat Buchanan

Will the U.S. train the Ukrainian army and then greenlight an offensive to retake the rebel-held provinces? Would Russia intervene and rout that army?
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Al Qaeda Is Beating the Islamic State

By DAVEED GARTENSTEIN-ROSS and BRIDGET MORENG

Get ready for the clash of caliphates.
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In the Middle East, Our Enemy's Enemy Must Be Our Friend

By Patrick Cockburn

The ghost of Osama bin Laden will have been chuckling this month as he watches the movements he inspired conquer swathes of the Middle East.
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Fearing Yemen Defeat, US-Saudis Stack the Deck

By Finian Cunningham

The American-Saudi lynch mob wants the legalistic mechanism of the UN to aid and abet its nefarious purpose in Yemen.
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What the Hell Are We Doing in Yemen?

By Sheldon Richman

What looks like failure may be the intended outcome. Quagmires have their benefits — to the ruling elite — if American casualties are minimized.
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The New World Disorder

By Tariq Ali

There is ongoing debate around the world on the question of whether the American empire is in decline.
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Footing the Bill While Israel Thumbs Its Nose

By Chris Toensing

Put US military aid to Israel on the chopping block.
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Islamophobia on Wheels

By Lawrence Davidson

This is all about the ongoing battle to control the message: that is the history and reporting of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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US Murdered First Elected Prime Minister Of Pakistan

By Pakistan Today

US declassified documents disclose US killed Khan through Kabul man in quest for Iran’s oil.
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Clinton and Bush: Hawk Versus Hawk

By Matt Carr

America is facing the prospect of a contest between members of the two families that governed America from 1989 to 2009, and which also presided over some of the disasters we are now witnessing.
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Iraqi Forces Unearth ISIL Sleeper Cells, Kill 130 Militants in Tikrit: Iraqi security forces located several Islamic State jihadist group (IS, or ISIS) sleeper cells in the northern city of Tikrit and killed 130 militants, Ahmed Jubouri, Iraqi Minister of State for Provincial Affairs said, local media reported Friday.

Bombings Kills 40 People in Iraqi Capital: No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attacks but violence has escalated both in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq in the wake of Islamic State group's capture of large swaths of territory in the country's west and north during a blitz last year

Bomb attack kills 4 near US consulate in Iraq’s Kurdistan: At least four people have been killed and a number of others wounded in a bomb attack near the US consulate in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, sources say.

Saddam Hussein's Right-Hand Man, Killed in Iraq: Al-Douri, 73, was a former Iraqi general and a commander of the Army of Saddam Hussein's regime. He was an Iraqi military commander and Vice Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council, until the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. Following the US invasion, intelligence reports showed that he was leading rebel operations in Iraq.

IS Gunmen Advance In Central Ramadi, Take Control Of Government Buildings: IS gunmen have managed to take over a number of important government buildings amid fierce fighting in downtown Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's embattled Anbar Province, RFE/RL's correspondent in Iraq reported in the early afternoon of April 17.

Iraqi forces fight IS militants at gates of Anbar provincial capital: Iraqi security forces fought Islamic State militants at the gates of the western city of Ramadi on Friday, and local authorities warned it was in danger of falling unless reinforcements arrived soon.

Iraqi PM warns Isis could become unstoppable as key city threatened: Islamic State fighters have launched an offensive aimed at seizing the capital of the Iraq’s central Anbar province, as the country’s prime minister warned that if unchecked, the militants could become unstoppable.

Iraqi forces recapture 2 towns from ISIS near crucial refinery: A senior Iraqi military official with the Salahuddin Command Center says Iraqi security forces have gained full control over a contested area south of the country's largest oil refinery.

ISIS beheads 'six Syrian soldiers' in front of young children: 'Soldiers' were sentenced to death by Islamic Court 'for waging war on God' - Masked executioner beheads the men before wiping his blood-stained blade

Hollywood recruited to help fight IS, hacked emails show: Secret exchanges between the US State Department and Sony have also included a bizarre plan to recruit hip-hop artists to produce a Muslim We Are the World video to support the fight against Islamic State (IS). US diplomats are looking for "the Muslim Bob Geldof" to lead the campaign.

Saudi-Led Airstrikes, Rivals' Fighting Kill 36 People in Yemen: At least 36 people were killed and several others were injured as a result of the Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemeni city of Aden as well as Taez's fighting between revolutionaries and the fugitive president's forces, officials said on Friday.

Al-Qaida consolidates hold of Yemen province: Al-Qaida's branch in Yemen consolidated control over much of the country's largest province on Thursday, capturing a major airport, an oil terminal and the area's main military base, and striking an alliance with local tribal leaders to administer the region.

UN calls for almost $274 million in urgent aid for Yemen: The United Nations has launched an appeal for hundreds of millions of dollars in donations, in a bid to help civilians caught in the escalating Yemen conflict. The bulk of the fund would be intended for supplying food.

American general: US military option in Iran 'intact' despite Russian missiles: "We have known about the potential for that system to be sold to Iran for several years and have accounted for it in all of our planning," General Martin Dempsey told a news conference at the Pentagon.

Iran defense minister: Tehran, Beijing will work to broaden defense ties: Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan made the remarks in a meeting with China’s Defense Minister Chang Wanquan in Moscow, Russia, on Friday.

Israel coalition talks run against the clock: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was holding talks Friday with potential partners to form a coalition government, less than three weeks from a deadline to form a new Cabinet.

Republicans place Israel's interests over America's: Poll: Americans self-identifying as Republicans place Israel's interests ahead of America's and feel more sympathetic to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu than to President Barack Obama, a new poll finds.

Six Taliban Insurgents Killed in Afghan Army's Kapisa Operations: At least six Taliban insurgents were killed and eight others injured in the Afghan military forces' operations in the Central Kapisa province, local officials announced.

US murdered Liquat Ali Khan: Declassified docs: Americans murdered the first elected prime minister of Pakistan through Afghan government, declassified documents of US State Department disclosed.

China kills 2 alleged terror suspects near Vietnam border: Two people believed to be terrorism suspects by Chinese authorities were killed Friday near the Chinese-Vietnamese border after an intense clash with armed forces, state media said.

18 Militants Killed in Egypt Army Raids: Four wanted militants belonging to the Sinai-based militant group, Ansar Beit el-Maqdes, which changed it's name to Sinai Province after it pledged allegiance to Islamic State, were also arrested yesterday as the army had launched ground and aerial offensives against terrorists' hideouts in Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah, a security source said.

Boko Haram militants kill at least 10 in north Cameroon: army: - Fighters from Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram killed at least ten people in overnight attacks on two villages in neighboring northern Cameroon, two senior army sources told Reuters on Friday.

Anti-immigrant violence spreads in South Africa: Arrests made in Gauteng province following overnight street battles in downtown Johannesburg.

Australia fears 150 homegrown ISIL fighters pose threat: Long protected from homegrown terror threats by geographical isolation, Australia is now confronting terrorism inspired by the Islamic State that has washed up on its shores.

Australia reportedly uses navy ship to return asylum seekers to Vietnam: The Australian government has reportedly used a costly navy vessel to return a number of asylum seekers to Vietnam.

Australia tops Deutsche Bank's global list of expensive countries: Sydney and Melbourne have both cracked the list of top 10 most expensive major cities to live in at fifth and eight respectively, while Sydney had actually been in the cheapest 10 only 14 years earlier.

Moscow condemns killing of pro-Russian journalist in Ukraine: Ukrainian police say a journalist known for his pro-Russian views has been shot and killed in the capital Kiev, a day after a pro-Russian lawmaker was found dead there.

Personal details of murdered journalist & ex-MP found posted on Ukrainian 'enemies of state' database: The journalist and ex-MP who were gunned down in Kiev this week were on an ‘enemies of the state’ database – a social media website supported by the aide to Ukraine's interior minister. The bloggers also have a Twitter account to share ‘successes.’

No Russian troops in Ukraine, Putin says: "On the question whether or not our military is in Ukraine, I am telling to you directly and clearly: there are no Russian troops," Vladimir Putin said during a televised call-in show with the nation on Thursday.

US troops arrive in Ukraine for training exercises: About 300 US Army paratroopers have arrived in Ukraine for training exercises with national guard units, a move criticized by the Kremlin and eastern Ukraine's Russia-backed separatist rebels.

Germany is the Tell-Tale Heart of America’s Drone War: A TOP-SECRET U.S. intelligence document obtained by The Intercept confirms that the sprawling U.S. military base in Ramstein, Germany serves as the high-tech heart of America’s drone program.

'I killed six people, now off to barbecue': The pilot sitting next to the camera operators would pull a trigger on a joystick, a missile would snake down from 4572m, and about 15 seconds later, whatever was in the camera lens would vanish in a cloud of dust. If the target was an al Qaeda VIP, staff might even cheer.

Over 11,000 migrants land in Italy in six days: As the wave of refugees trying to get to Europe grows, the Italian navy said it managed to recapture an Italian fishing trawler that had been attacked by Libyan gunmen off the chaotic war-torn country.

IMF rules out Greek debt repayment extension: IMF's Lagarde says no extension to billion-euro payment due in early May, as thousands protest over spending cuts.

One and a half billion people live on less than $1.25 per day: A new study by the UK’s Overseas Development Institute (ODI) reports that the number of people globally living on less than $1.25 per day is likely to be far higher than the already staggering 1.2 billion estimated by the World Bank.

Colombian Military Started Clash That Killed Soldiers : At a Thursday press conference from the ongoing peace negotiations in Havana, a spokesman for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) denied the group had broken their unilateral ceasefire, saying rebels were acting in self-defence.

US Threatens to Cut Aid to El Salvador for Backing Venezuela : The United States is threatening the small Central American country of El Salvador with financial repercussions for having supported Venezuela's campaign seeking the repeal of sanctions against the country.

Mexico's 'New Generation' cartel takes police head-on: The town still bears the scars from the unprecedented offensive launched by a powerful Mexican drug cartel against government forces: bullet-pocked buildings and blood stains on the street.

NSA and FBI fight to retain spy powers as surveillance law nears expiration: With about 45 days remaining before a major post-9/11 surveillance authorization expires, representatives of the National Security Agency and the FBI are taking to Capitol Hill to convince legislators to preserve their sweeping spy powers.

Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud, Ohio's Syria-Trained Terror Suspect, Pleads Not Guilty; An Ohio man whose brother was killed on the battlefields of Syria pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to charges he wanted to help the terrorist group Al-Nusrah Front and kill U.S. soldiers or police.

VIDEO: Unarmed Married Couple Beaten By Police In Front Of Screaming Children: Married couple Forrest and Chadon Boggs claim that Metropolitan D.C. police assaulted them in front of their two small children. Officers were apparently responding to a report of people fighting at the 1500 block of E Street NE, but when officers arrived, there was no one fighting.

22-Year Old Commits Suicide at Capitol to Send Congress a Message: A 22-year old man took his own life with a gun on the Capitol grounds with a protest sign taped to his hand. According to the Washington Post, the sign read: “Tax the one percent.”

Rand Paul In 2011 Book: U.S. Intervention Increased Threat Of Islamic Terrorism: “Before we went to war with Iraq, there had never been any al-Qaeda or even a suicide bomber in the history of that country.”

Clinton charity to allow 6 countries to donate, not others: The new policy appeared aimed at insulating Clinton from future controversies by stopping the flow of millions of dollars already donated by Mideast governments accused of repression of dissenters and women's rights. Some of the millions from foreign governments were donated during Clinton's four-year tenure as secretary of state.

$75k income not enough to keep a third of US households from living paycheck-to-paycheck: A third of higher income Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, even when they earn $75,000 a year because they would rather spend money on eating out and experiences than save money for retirement, according to a new survey.

April 16, 2015

Noam Chomsky: We’re Facing a New Cold War

By Noam Chomsky

The linguist and philosopher on the warped coverage of Putin's Russia and the ways we whitewash our war crimes.
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“Operation F**k Putin” Hits a Wall, as the Russian Economy Returns to Growth

By Mark Chapman

Despite the low oil prices and the sanctions and the provocations and the constant vilification in the western press, Russia just puts its head down, and keeps on keeping on.
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Direct line with Vladimir Putin
Putin annual Q&A session 2015

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During the live broadcast that lasted 3 hours and 57 minutes, the President answered 74 questions out of the almost 3 million that were received.
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America’s Weaponising of Ignorance

By Finian Cunningham

The contract killing of two opposition figures in Kiev this week is stark evidence that the country under the Western-backed regime is descending into a fully-fledged state of chaos and criminality. 
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History of Ukraine Told by Assassinated Ukrainian Writer Oles Buzina

By RI Staff

Can you imagine what would happened if, in Russia, three opposition figures, a well-known writer and two politicians, were killed in the span of two days?
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Mandarin for the Warlords: The Harvard School of Empire Building

By James Petras

What matters is that the US, while it is a declining world power, is still militarily powerful, dangerous and destructive, even as its empire building is weakening and its forces are in retreat.
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Syrian Rebels Caught in ‘False-Flag’ Kidnapping

By Robert Parry

The U.S. government almost went to war in Syria over a Sarin attack, suspicions that it was a rebel “false-flag” were ridiculed. But new disclosures about a rebel role in kidnapping NBC’s Richard Engel several months earlier show the rebels knew such propaganda tricks. Continue

How Israel Hid Its Secret Nuclear Weapons Program

By AVNER COHEN and WILLIAM BURR


An exclusive look inside newly declassified documents shows how Israel blocked U.S. efforts to uncover its secret nuclear reactor.
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Can the President Kill Americans?
The Short Answer Is: Yes, But Not Legally.


By Andrew Napolitano

Candidates are proposed for execution and the collective wisdom of the officials then recommends execution to the president, who then accepts or rejects the recommendation.
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U.S. Blocked Declaration of “Right to Health Care”, Says Bolivia’s President

By Eric Zuesse

Said Mr. Morales: “One point (in the drafted declaration) was important: health as a human right, and the U.S. government did not accept that health should be considered a human right …
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Imagine Obama Defending US Citizens. Not easy, but Try:

By Joe Emersberger

If the world’s most powerful, and arguably richest, country had the world’s lowest child mortality rate, then the USA should have about 17,000 fewer child deaths per year.
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Eduardo Galeano on Haiti

By Kim Ives

The United States occupied Haiti for twenty years and, in that black country that had been the scene of the first victorious slave revolt, introduced racial segregation and forced labor.
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Report: Children killed in shelling of Damascus suburbs: At least 10 people have been killed according to a monitoring network after Syrian government forces shelled the southeastern suburbs of Damascus, an area that has come under intensive assault by regime jets and artillery in recent days.

NBC News Alters Account of Correspondent’s Kidnapping in Syria: NBC News on Wednesday revised its account of the 2012 kidnapping of its chief foreign correspondent, Richard Engel, saying it was likely that Mr. Engel and his reporting team had been abducted by a Sunni militant group, not forces affiliated with the government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria.

Islamic State militants clash with security forces inside Iraq's largest refinery: The insurgents suffered a major defeat this month when Iraqi troops and Shi'ite paramilitaries routed them from the city of Tikrit, but are now striking back at Baiji refinery and in the western province of Anbar.

Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi: The extremist group, which has controlled the nearby city of Fallujah for more than a year, captured three villages on Ramadi's eastern outskirts on Wednesday. The advance is widely seen as a counteroffensive after the Islamic State group lost the city of Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, earlier this month.

Airstrikes in Yemen kill 597 people in 3 weeks – Health Ministry: Yemen’s Health Ministry has said 597 people have been killed and 1,493 wounded during three weeks of Saudi-led coalition airstrikes in the country, TASS reported. The ministry said hospitals may have to stop helping people soon because of electricity shortages and lack of medicines, citing the air and sea blockade

Cargo ships stuck off Yemen as fighting worsens food supply: At least five merchant vessels carrying food are stuck off Yemen, shipping data showed on Wednesday, as warships from a Saudi-led coalition search them for weapons bound for Iran-allied Houthi rebel forces, with delays adding to a humanitarian crisis.

UN envoy to Yemen resigns as civilian hardships mount: The UN is to choose a new envoy to Yemen after Jamal Benomar resigned amid criticism from Saudi Arabia. Civilian suffering is mounting in the country, with hundreds killed and tens of thousands fleeing for their lives.

Press Reports Claim Houthis to Hand over Arms: Saleh is believed to be aligned with his old foes the Houthis to regain his position as the president of Yemen. Report also suggests that Houthis and Saleh are offering to hand over weapons to the Yemen army forces aligned with the Saudi-led coalition currently attacking Yemen.

Yemen's new PM calls for international intervention: "The international community has to intervene urgently so citizens can live in an appropriate way and in order to end a catastrophe," Bahah, was recently appointed by President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi

Iraq PM Says Yemen Could Engulf Region In War, Slams Saudi Operations: The White House, however, denied Obama had criticized Saudi Arabia in his talks with Abadi and renewed U.S. support for the anti-Houthi military campaign by the Saudis and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council regional grouping.

Iran urges India, China & Russia to counter NATO missile system: Iran has announced its readiness to cooperate with Russia, China and India on the issue of NATO’s missile shield and related threats from the military bloc, the head of its defense ministry said in Moscow.

US ‘crossed all imaginable lines’ forcing Ukraine to do its bidding – Russian Def. Min.: “A group of countries that presume to be the winners in the Cold War” are trying to impose their will on other nations Shoigu said.

Netanyahu warns of second Holocaust from Iran: In a speech already winning attention in Washington, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Wednesday compared Washington's deal with Iran to Europe's appeasement of Adolf Hitler which led to the Holocaust and world war.

'Thousands' of Israeli Arab homes threatened with demolition: "I'm annoyed because I tell myself: who gives them the right to destroy our house," she says, her young voice shaking with anger. "The land is not theirs, it belongs to my family and the house is not theirs because it is my family who built it! "

Michelle Bachmann: Obama's poor relationship with Israel will bring the return of Jesus: Former Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann is not afraid of the end of days, rather she says that “these are the most exciting days in history” because nothing is more important than the return of Jesus Christ. Christians who believe this think that God will punish those who do not bless Israel.

10 Nigerians killed as xenophobic attacks spread in South Africa: Ten Nigerians have been killed so far since last Friday when after angry South Africans launched a xenophobic attack on African migrants in Johannesburg. According to reports, five Gabonese, 10 Somalis and five Congolese students were also killed with some of their bodies set ablaze during the attack.

Foreign Investment Driving Ethiopians off Ancestral Lands : The Ethiopian government is driving communities from their homes to make way for commerical agricultural projects to benefit foreign investors.

China-Pakistan to Negotiate US$46B Megaproject : The deal would open a new route for China's energy imports, while providing Pakistan with massive infrastructure investment. Once completed, the PCEC will include a network of highways, pipelines and railways stretching almost the entire length of Pakistan.

Another Ukrainian Politician Dies in Suspicious Circumstances: In Ukraine, a new murder has prompted further suspicion that a wave of what appeared as unrelated deaths of opposition politicians may be politically motivated.

Russia blames U.S. for security crises and turmoil in Ukraine: Top Russian officials accused the United States on Thursday of seeking political and military dominance and sought to put blame on the West for international security crises, including the conflict in east Ukraine.

41 migrants drown in Mediterranean boat tragedy: As many as 41 migrants drowned after a small boat carrying refugees sank in the Mediterranean, Italian media said today, days after 400 were lost in another shipwreck

Migrants 'throw fellow passengers overboard' in religious row: Italian police said Thursday they had arrested a group of African migrants after witnesses said they threw 12 passengers overboard following a row about religion on a boat headed to Italy.

Assange agrees to be questioned in London: lawyer: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has agreed to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors in London over rape allegations, his Swedish lawyer Thomas Olsson said on Thursday.

New investigation reveals 3.4m displaced by World Bank: “If you love your life, move out!” the officers shouted. Thousands of people grabbed what belongings they could carry and fled.

Former IMF chief ‘under investigation for money laundering’: Online publication Vozpopuli claims he ‘cleaned’ the ‘dirty’ money outside of Spain, before declaring it: notably in the tax havens of Gibraltar and the Virgin Islands.

Australia to authorize guards to 'beat asylum seekers to death' – report: The new powers, applying to immigration officers, would let them use “reasonable force against any person” to maintain order and security, which in fact could lead to “beating asylum seekers to death.” The immunity from civil and criminal liability will include private contractors – people, who are less trained than police officers.

'Ah look, I'll get it wrong' - John Key doesn't know ISIS leader's name either: New Zealand prime minister, John Key has fumbled through an attempt to name the head of Islamic State, echoing an interview where Australia's Defence Minister had his credibility destroyed by an ABC journalist over the same question.

Colombia to resume bombing of FARC targets: Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos has ordered the resumption of bombing raids against FARC rebels after an attack he blamed on the group killed 10 soldiers, a move that will intensify combat after efforts to ease tensions.

Colombia's Supreme Court Accuses Uribe of Bribery Scandal: The high court stated that high-ranking officials in Uribe's government were acting on his orders when they bribed lawmakers.

40% of Venezuelans to Have Public Housing by 2019 : Nearly half of Venezuela's population will be living in free or low cost housing provided by the government by the end of the decade, planning minister Ricardo Menendez said Wednesday.

US Senate passes “milestone” bill to means-test Medicare, ration health care: The US Senate voted Tuesday to pass a health care “reform” bill that incentivizes care providers to cut services for Medicare patients and expands the means testing of the program, requiring recipients with higher incomes to pay more in premiums.

Schumer may shatter fundraising records for Democrats: The New York Democrat has developed a reputation as a tenacious money magnet who doesn’t take no for an answer. When handed a $25,000 check, he’s been known to respond, “You can do a little better than that.”

April 15, 2015

Geopolitical Ramifications of US-Saudi Armed Interventionism in Yemen

By Prof. Henry Francis B. Espiritu

The sad truth is that US never cares to propagate democracy in the Middle East.
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Did Money Seal Israeli-Saudi Alliance?

By Robert Parry


If Saudi Arabia’s petrodollars helped secure Israel’s assistance in creating such a potential hell on earth, the Saudi royals might consider it the best money they ever spent.
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Religious Fanaticism is a Huge Factor in Americans’ Support for Israel

By Glenn Greenwald

Almost half of all Americans want to support Israel even if its interests diverge from the interests of their own country.
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Why We Must Return to the US-Russian Parity Principle

By Stephen F. Cohen

The current best hope to avert a larger war is being assailed by political forces, especially in Washington and in US-backed Kiev, that seem to want a military showdown with Russia’s unreasonably vilified president, Vladimir Putin.
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Will Washington Kill Us All?

By Paul Craig Roberts

The propagandistic American “media” and the crazed neoconservatives have set humanity on the path to destruction.
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TIME Magazine Invaded by Kremlin Troll Army?

By Finian Cunningham

The TIME 100 annual survey of its readers elected Putin as the most influential world figure in 2015.
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Cuba, Iran and American Lies

By Margaret Kimberley

There is a long history of claims made about America’s relations with other nations that have been revealed as cynical, bald faced lies.
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Who’s Protesting in Brazil and Why?

By Bryan Pitts


Don’t believe the right-wing media’s emphasis on corruption—the recent demonstrations are motivated by entrenched elite discontent over expanding economic and political inclusion for the nation’s majority.
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Hillary Clinton – the ‘Liberal’ Puppet for War

By Finian Cunningham

There is no difference between any of the American presidential candidates, whether they are Democrat or Republican. All are bought-and-paid-for by the top one per cent of super-rich in American society. 
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Joy Oh Joy, Hillary is Running

By John Chuckman

I wish a woman could run for President, but must the candidate be someone who resembles Richard Nixon in drag and shares views the late ogre, J. Edgar Hoover?
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No Matter Who Wins the White House, the New Boss Will Be the Same as the Old Boss

By John W. Whitehead

We will continue to be forced to march in lockstep with the police state in all matters, public and private.
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Thirty four, including seven children killed in Syria airstrikes: The aerial bombardment against areas in the northwestern city of Idlib and its suburb Saraqeb left 24 people killed, including two children, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

'Islamic State' withdraws from Yarmouk camp in Syria, Nusra remains: Islamic fighters have largely withdrawn from a Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk, Palestinian officials and residents said.

Officials say bombs kill 11 people around Iraq's capital: Police officials say the deadliest attack took place Wednesday night when a bomb exploded inside a cafe in Baghdad's southeastern suburb of Jisr Diyala, killing six people and wounding 11 others.

Fierce clashes in Iraq as IS seizes villages near Ramadi: The Islamic State group launched an offensive in Iraq's western Anbar province on Wednesday, capturing three villages near the provincial capital of Ramadi and forcing villagers to flee from their homes as fierce clashes were underway between the extremists and government troops, residents said.

Islamic State reverses some losses in Iraq: The so-called Islamic State attacked villages on the outskirts of Ramadi in apparent preparation for an attempt to take full control of the last population center outside its hands in Iraq's westernmost province.

Iraq's prime minister says seeks U.S. arms, with payment deferred: Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said on Wednesday he would seek a sustainable flow of weaponry from the United States during talks in Washington, with payment deferred, as Baghdad battles a cash crunch due to plunging oil prices.

5 killed, 8 hurt in Saudi air raids on Yemen: At least five civilians have been killed and eight others injured in fresh Saudi airstrikes against Yemen as Riyadh pushes ahead with its military campaign against Popular Committees, including Houthi Ansarullah fighters, in the impoverished Arab country.

If the children in Yemen are not killed by bombs and bullets, they will be killed by a lack of food : Everybody is desperately worried about the future. Community members tell me our emergency food rations are a life-saver, but what happens when they run out?

Refugees flee Yemen for Horn of Africa: "The difficult situation in Yemen is pushing people to make the dangerous journey across the Gulf of Aden in extremely difficult conditions," UNHCR spokesman Adrian Edwards told the Thomson Reuters Foundation

Iran Calls for Truce In Yemen Conflict: Mr. Zarif proposed a four-point plan that included a cease-fire, humanitarian assistance, a dialogue among local factions, and an agreement by regional and other powers that Yemen should have “a broadbased government friendly to all its neighbors

Impunity, Death, and Blowback: Report Exposes Illegal US Drone War in Yemen: With hundreds of civilians killed, US drone campaign set 'dangerous' international precedent as Yemenis face even greater threat from US-backed coalition attack

Iran repeats its demand of lifting sanctions at once for signing nuclear deal; Iran said on Wednesday it would only accept a deal over its contested nuclear program if world powers simultaneously lifted all sanctions imposed on it.

Obama Backs Down to US Senate Pressure on Iran Deal : White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced that the President Obama would be willing to sign off on a new bill, approved Tuesday, which would allow Congress oversight on a possible Iran deal.

Iran not negotiating nuclear deal with US Congress: Rouhani: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani downplayed Wednesday the threat of US congressional action against an eventual nuclear deal, saying Tehran is not negotiating with the lawmakers but with world powers.

Israel happy at compromise deal on Iran between Congress-Obama: minister: "We are certainly happy this morning. This is an achievement for Israeli policy," Steinitz told Israel Radio, citing a March 3 speech by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress in which he argued against a then-emerging framework agreement with Tehran on curbing its nuclear program.

A Really Bad Idea: A 'Limited' War with Iran: -News Analysis - American hawks are fuming about the agreed framework regarding Iran’s nuclear program. The public announcement of the diplomatic breakthrough had barely occurred when the usual suspects mounted a new campaign to undermine the accord.

33 Afghan Soldiers Killed, Wounded and Beheaded in Badakhshan: At least 33 service members of the Afghan National Army (ANA) were martyred, wounded or kidnapped following an attack by the Taliban militants in northeastern Badakhshan province. Gen. Zahir Azimi, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense (MoD), said at least 20 militants were killed and 7 others were injured during the clashes

Anti-Immigrant Violence in South Africa kills 5 : . Two Ethiopians were among the dead, petrol-bombed in the container they slept in and ran a small business from. ?Most of the recent violence has occurred in and around the coastal city of Durban. According to local media, thousands of people gathered in the streets of Durban Tuesday in rejection of migrants living in the country.

At least 3 killed, 16 injured in Mali suicide attack: UN: A suicide bomber attacked a UN barracks in northern Mali on Wednesday, the United Nations said, killing three civilians and wounding 16 people, including several peacekeepers.

Bomb in north Egypt kills 2 military academy students: officials: Two students from an Egyptian military academy were killed and six were wounded on Wednesday when a bomb targeting a minibus exploded in the northern city of Kafr al-Sheikh, two health ministry officials said,

Libya appeals for Russia support over arms embargo: Abdullah al-Thani asked for Moscow's assistance in removing the United Nations' weapons ban during a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Violence spikes in E. Ukraine, OSCE blames Kiev forces: Military action between the Ukrainian troops and the self-defense fighters has renewed in the vicinity of Shirokino, following intense strikes from Kiev’s military, the daily report by Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) stated on Tuesday.

Lifting Russia sanctions is tied to fulfilling Minsk - G7 ministers: Western sanctions against Russia can only be lifted once Moscow fulfills the ceasefire agreement signed in Minsk in February and respects Ukraine's sovereignty, foreign ministers from the Group of Seven foreign ministers said in Germany on April 15.

Russia criticizes Canada for sending troops to Ukraine: Russia called Canada's decision to send 200 military trainers to Ukraine "counterproductive and deplorable" on Wednesday.

Ukrainian parliament recognizes militia that collaborated with Nazis: The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned Ukraine’s recognition of the group as well as a second bill that equated communist and Nazi crimes.

Greece is 'close to the abyss' as black hole in public finances widens: Government's budget surplus shrinks by more than two thirds as finance ministers warn country is heading towards a euro exit

‘End ECB dick-tatorship!’ Protester attacks Draghi during keynote speech (VIDEO) : A protester, apparently from the FEMEN protest movement, interrupted a televised speech by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, when she jumped onto the table and showered him with confetti, while shouting “End ECB dictatorship!”

Germany to allow phone data retention for up to 10 weeks: The German government plans to introduce legislation allowing phone and Internet records to be retained for up to 10 weeks, a new effort to push through a crime-fighting measure that has run into trouble in European courts.

Australian Defense Minister Sends Troops to Iraq but Can't Name Islamic State Group Chief : Australia has just committed to sending 330 troops to Iraq to fight the Islamic State group. As his government committed a significant number of troops to Iraq to fight the Islamic State group, Australia's Defense Minister seems to know astonishingly little about the militant organization.

10 soldiers killed by apparent rebel attack in Colombia: Ten soldiers were killed and 20 injured in an apparent attack by leftist guerrillas in Colombia, a possible violation of the rebels' pledge of a unilateral cease-fire that could jeopardize the future of peace talks.

Cuba Recognizes US Exclusion From Terrorist Sponsor List: The island's Foreign Ministry greeted President Obama's decision but reminded the numerous terrorist acts that Cuba has faced.

Why was this 17-year-old shot twice in the back by police?: Just five hours after Walter Scott was killed by a South Carolina police officer as he was running away unarmed, police in a Chicago suburb killed a 17-year-old named Justus with two shots to the back.

Arizona cop takes suspect down with cruiser (CHILLING VIDEO): The video released by authorities shows the eye level view from a police cruiser as Mario Valencia, the alleged suspect, was walking down a street in Marana, Arizona.

Death Penalty Off Table in Police Shooting Case: In a statement, Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said she has reviewed South Carolina's death penalty statute and concluded that the case - borne of Slager's shooting Scott five times in the back as the unarmed man fled from a traffic stop - does not include any of the aggravating circumstances that would make it a death penalty case.

Protests in U.S. cities against police violence prompt arrests: Protesters in several U.S. cities blocked highways and swarmed police precincts, leading to at least two dozen arrests in demonstrations touched off by fresh cases of police violence against unarmed black men.

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Zionism's Jewish Enemy

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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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