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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
$1,624,770,763,269

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Hillary Clinton on Gaddafi: We came, we saw, he died

 

Madeline Albright: Is The Price Worth It?

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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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Eyewitness Report From Inside Aleppo
Please Stop Blaming the Syrian Government


By Anonymous
In the mainstream media, they dare to demonize the Syrian Army with the so-called "barrel bombs" and refer to dead terrorists as peaceful moderate Syrian opposition who had been killed by dictator!. - Continue

Prince Talal of Saudi Arabia: My Visit to Israel Shall Mark the New Age of Peace and Fraternity :

By Awd News
"My sovereign, King Salman has instructed me to open a direct dialogue with Israel's intellectual building amicable ties with our Israeli neighbors," - Continue

The Washington Post Whitewashes the Violence of Israel's Occupation

By Ben White
The Post's article is a microcosm of the way in which the mainstream media distorts and misrepresents the reality in Palestine. - Continue

A Future of Endless War
The Pentagon’s “2015 Strategy” For Ruling the World


By Mike Whitney
War, war and more war. This is the Pentagon’s vision of the future. - Continue

Both Major U.S. Parties are Plagues on Humanity

By Glen Ford
Decent people do not vote for political parties that produce such fiends, who deserve Nuremburg justice of the capital kind. - Continue

The Bin Laden Death Mythology

By Nafeez Ahmed
Official history of raid camouflages US protection of governments behind 9/11 - Continue

Psywar
The Real Battlefield Is Your Mind


Video
How did the land of the free and the home of the brave arrive at a place where citizens could be manipulated with such efficiency and on such a massive scale? - Continue

9 Myths About The Greek Crisis

By James K. Galbraith
An insider’s take on the conventional wisdom to ignore. - Continue

Greek Crisis Awaits Other NATO Partners

By Finian Cunningham
If the history of militarism in Greece is anything to go by, a Greek-style debt crisis is in store for the Baltic states, Poland and the Scandinavians. - Continue

Greece and Other Musings On July 4th

By Paul Craig Roberts
Western peoples are too propagandized for democracy to properly function - Continue

Ecuador Fights for Survival – Against its Elites

By Andre Vltchek
Treason is serious crime in all societies. And treason is exactly what Ecuadorean elites are now committing! - Continue

The Racket

Video
How the Western press reports the actions of ‘The Racket’ ­ the multinational corporations ­ and their role in shaping the global media agenda. - Continue

Zero for 40 at Predicting Attacks
Why Do Media Still Take FBI Terror Warnings Seriously?


By Adam Johnson
In the media’s rush to hype the threat, the fact of FBI-manufactured—or at least “assisted”—terror plots is left out as a complicating factor altogether - Continue

Twenty-First Century Barbarism

By Marlene Martin
The US is the only country in the world that sentences minors to life without parole. The consequences are devastating. . - Continue

"The Meaning of July Fourth For The Negro"

By Frederick Douglass
Your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; - Continue

ISIS teens execute 25 soldiers in Syria’s Palmyra:The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Saturday released a grisly video showing 25 Syrian government soldiers being executed by teenagers in the ancient amphitheater in the city of Palmyra.

Syrian mosque blast kills at least 25 with al-Qaida links: Opposition-based social media websites had conflicting casualty figures, with some saying more than 40 people were dead.

Syria army and Hezbollah in major assault near Damascus: The Syrian army backed by the Lebanese armed group Hezbollah launched an assult on the city of Zabadani, near Damascus, in a fresh push to seize the last rebel stronghold along Lebanon’s border.

Syria rebels take army center in Aleppo: activists: Syrian rebels have seized a strategic military center in government-held western Aleppo city, as fierce battles rage between the opposing sides, activists said Saturday.

ISIS looting Syrian, Iraqi sites on industrial scale: UNESCO: ISIS militants are looting ancient sites across Iraq and Syria on an industrial scale and selling on treasures to middlemen to raise cash, Irina Bokova, the head of the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO said Thursday.

Turkey reinforces Syria border, PM says no incursion planned: Turkey has deployed additional troops and equipment along part of its border with Syria as fighting north of the city of Aleppo intensifies, security sources said, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said there were no immediate plans for any incursion.

Bombings tkill 19 people in and around Baghdad: Police officials said the deadliest attack occurred Saturday night when a car bomb exploded on a commercial street in Baghdad's western neighborhood of Amil, killing nine people and wounding 24 others. Several shops and cars were damaged.

Yemeni man lost 27 family members in Saudi-led air strike: Human Rights Watch report accuses Saudi Arabia of illegally bombing Yemen without adequate concern for the country's civilian population

US Kills 4 People in Yemen: A drone attacked an army base held by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in southeastern Yemen in the early hours of Friday, killing four suspected militants, witnesses said.official.

Egypt: No Less Than 100 "Terrorists" Killed in Egypt - Armed Forces: No less than 100 terrorists were killed by security forces in North Sinai on Wednesday, while 17 from the army were killed, the general command of Egypt's armed forces said.

Egypt says 25 "militants" killed in air strikes as Sisi inspects troops: Egyptian warplanes killed 25 Islamist militants in North Sinai on Saturday, security sources said, as the Egyptian president visited the province after a major escalation of the conflict there.

Civilians killed in Egypt's Sinai battles: Three children and a woman have been killed in two separate incidents in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, while Egyptian army launched new air strikes near Sheikh Zuweid killing 12 rebels and destroying weapons and explosives caches.

Egypt's Brotherhood calls for uprising after killings: Muslim Brotherhood calls on supporters to "rise in revolt" after police kill 13 leading members in raid on Cairo home.

Israel giving Egyptian army free hand in Sinai, official says: Israel has been giving the Egyptian military a free hand to operate in northern Sinai against local jihadist groups, voluntarily ignoring an annex to the 1979 Camp David Peace Accords banning the presence of significant Egyptian forces in the area, an Israeli official told The Times of Israel on Thursday.

Israel accuses Hamas of aiding Islamic State in Egypt: An Israeli general has accused members of Hamas in Gaza of providing support to militants linked to Islamic State in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, where the Egyptian army has fought deadly battles with Islamist insurgents in recent days.

Senior Hamas Member Condemns Sinai Terrorism: "We've worked hard to strengthen relations with Egypt which have indeed grown stronger. We are always interested in good relations with Egypt, and in this case only one side could break off the relations. I condemn the events in Sinai.”

Islamic State threatens to topple Hamas in Gaza Strip in video statement: The video statement, issued from an Islamic State stronghold in Syria, was a rare public challenge to Hamas, which has been cracking down on jihadis in Gaza who oppose its truces with Israel and reconciliation with the US-backed rival Palestinian faction Fatah.

The Myth of Hamas’s Human Shields - Video

Hamas official: PA detains 100 members in arrest raids: Senior Hamas official Izzat al-Rishaq said in a statement the detentions were a "stab in the back" for Palestinians during the holy month of Ramadan, referring to the move as a "favor" for Israel.

Obama Signs Trade Bill, That Includes Anti-BDS Measures, Into Law: U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law the fast track trade bill – known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – that also contains landmark legislation combating the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement in Europe.

Hillary Clinton signals to Jewish donors: I’ll be better for Israel: Hillary Clinton is privately signaling to wealthy Jewish donors that — no matter the result of the Iranian nuclear negotiations — she will be a better friend to Israel than President Barack Obama.

UK complicit in Israel's crimes against the Palestinian people : The latest official government figures, collated by War on Want, Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), reveal that the UK approved £4 million worth of arms sales to Israel in the four months that followed last year's bombardment of Gaza.

Saudi prince to visit Israel in unprecedented overture : In fact, Israel and Saudi Arabia have held five secret meetings since the beginning of 2014 to discuss the common threat the Islamic Republic posses to the region

Tentative agreement on sanctions relief for Iran reached in Vienna - sources: A tentative agreement between six world powers and Iran has been reached that includes sanctions relief for Tehran, AP reported Saturday, citing diplomatic sources. Sanctions has been one of the most difficult issues at the talks, sources say.

Iran Air Flight 655: In an act that the US would call terrorism if committed by any other country, the USS Vicennes blew an Iranian commercial airliner out of the sky on July 3, 1988. We have never even apologized or accepted legal liability.

200 killed as female suicide bombers cause heavy casualties in NE Nigeria village: residents: Several female suicide bombers blew themselves up in the midst of fleeing residents in a northeast Nigerian village, continuing a series of attacks that have killed some 200 people in just three days, witnesses said Saturday.

29 villagers killed by fleeing Boko Haram: A detachment of fleeing Boko Haram terrorists has attacked a Borno community, killing at least 29 persons, a local official said.

10 civilians killed in 3 car bombs in Libya: The bombings, which went off Friday evening, set off clashes between militants belonging to the Islamic State’s local affiliate and al-Qaida-linked militias that continued into Saturday afternoon.

Five UN peacekeepers killed when convoy attacked in Mali: Five U.N. peacekeepers were killed and another six severely wounded in an attack on their convoy in northern Mali, a spokesperson for the country's U.N. peacekeeping mission said Thursday.

France suspends two of its soldiers in Burkina Faso over child sex abuse: Allegations include abuse of five-year-old girl, police say, and follow alleged sex abuse scandal involving French troops in Central African Republic

Tunisia declares state of emergency after hotel attack: state media: Tunisia's emergency law temporarily gives the government more executive flexibility, hands the army and police more authority, and restricts certain rights such as the right to public assembly.

Tunisia attack: Officials were warned of an imminent terrorist attack in Sousse – but did nothing: The Tunisian interior ministry received an alert in May of an imminent attack in Sousse, but failed to act on the information, the head of a security watchdog has told The Independent.

30 Afghan Police Personnel Killed in Taliban Attacks: At least 30 Afghan police personnel have been killed in heavy clashes that broke out between Taliban militants and security forces in Afghanistan's eastern Wardak province

Putin tells Obama he wants dialogue based on equality and respect: Putin expressed confidence that Russia and the United States could find solutions to the most complicated international issues and meet global threats and challenges together if they based their relationship on the principles of equality and respect for each other's interests, the Kremlin added.

Greek bank official dismisses 'haircut' report as "baseless": The Financial Times reported on Friday that Greek banks were preparing contingency plans for a possible "haircut" on deposits amid fears of financial collapse, a report the country's banking association said was "completely baseless".

Greek finance minister accuses creditors of 'terrorism': Yanis Varoufakis accused Athens' creditors of "terrorism" and of having intentions to humiliate the Greeks.

Top economists see 'No' vote as Greece's least-worst choice: While polls in Greece show the country evenly divided going into Sunday's crucial bailout referendum, some of the world's top economists are united in arguing that a 'No' result is the country's best - or least-worst - choice.

Greece crisis live: Germany suggests Greece could exit eurozone 'temporarily'

An Attack on Press Freedom: SPIEGEL Targeted by US Intelligence: The sources said US intelligence services had determined the existence of intensive contacts between SPIEGEL reporters and the German government and decided to intervene because those communications were viewed as damaging to the United States' interests.

WikiLeaks founder Assange denied asylum in France: In an open letter to French President Francois Hollande published in the newspaper "Le Monde" on Friday, Assange asked to be given asylum in France as a "humanitarian and symbolic gesture." - Hollande swiftly said no to the request, with his office releasing a statement hours after the open letter was published.

UK: Tories to Gut Inheritance Tax, Deepen Austerity : The Tories plan on presenting a budget with tax cuts for wealthy households, and welfare cuts for the poor, according to leaks.

WikiLeaks: U.S. wiretapped Brazilian presidents: The U.S. National Security Agency wiretapped several key Brazilian government officials including President Dilma Rousseff, her secretary and her chief of staff, according to WikiLeaks documents disclosed Saturday.

News outlets hype terror threat: FBI, Homeland Security warn of July 4th terror attacks by ISIS: A U.S. official told USA Today that there is no specific threat of attack at this time, but that Independence Day's powerful symbolism makes celebrations around the date appealing targets for members of the Islamic State and other extremists.

 

July 01, 2015

 

The West Has Normalised Racist Wars - But You Can’t Solve Complex Problems With 1,000lb Bombs

By Frankie Boyle
‘Radicalisation’ is our new dirty word in the US and UK, yet radical change is needed. Here’s an idea: stop trying to fix the world with high explosives - Continue

The Care and Feeding of a Financial Black Hole

By Dmitry Orlov
The poor (European) puppets are unable to understand that there is no military option when it comes to Russia. - Continue

US Admits Paying Terrorists For Services Rendered In Syria

By Brandon Turbeville
The United States government has admitted that it funds terrorists on the ground in Syria yet again, this time placing an individual dollar amount on the assistance provided - Continue

In Case You Missed It
How & Why, The Bush Cabal Used 9/11 To Destroy Iraq

By William Bunch
It's about who will rule the world's economies and peoples. Who will Caesar favor to rule his estates? - Continue

Nuke Deal Inches Ahead as US-Iran Play Information War

By Pepe Escobar
The additional protocol does not contemplate any inspection of military sites. - Continue

Greece’s Downfall and Redemption

By Finian Cunningham
Decades of exorbitant military spending account for Greece’s present downfall under an Olympian-sized debt. European governments and news media portray the problem of Greece’s financial woes as public spending profligacy. - Continue

Full Text: China Report On Human Rights Record of the United States in 2014

By The People's Republic of China
To acquire intelligence from suspects of terrorism and extremism, the CIA used brutal methods, such as sleep deprivation, waterboarding, long-term solitary confinement, slamming prisoners' head against the wall, lashing, death threat and even the appalling "rectal rehydration" - Continue

Sixth Great Mass Extinction Event Begins

By Dahr Jamail
Study showed that species are already being killed off at rates much faster than they were during the other five extinction events, and warned ominously that humans could very likely be among the first wave of species going extinct. - Continue

The Emergence of Orwellian Newspeak and the Death of Free Speech

By John W. Whitehead
How do you change the way people think? - Continue

Iraq: 40 "ISIS members" killed in Anbar and Salahuddin, says Ministry of Defense: “A joint air strike has been carried out by the army aviation and the air force in the city of Qaim, resulted in the killing of 30 terrorists, and the destruction of a house in which exists a group of foreign suicide bombers"

Bombs Inside, Around Baghdad Kill at Least 8 Civilians: Police officials say the deadliest among Tuesday's attacks was in the town of Mahmudiyah, about 30 kilometers (18 miles) south of Baghdad. They say a bombing there killed three civilians and wounded 10.

Iraq PM 'retires' army chief as security crisis deepens: General Babaker Zebari, who has been in the job for a decade, retires as PM Abbadi acknowledges military's failures. Military sources say a Kurdish general with the Iraqi Air Force, Anwar Hamad Amin, is expected to replace Zebari.

In case you missed it: The Yinon Plan and the role of the ISIS: “This is not regime change but regional change.”

28 dead in Syria government air strikes: monitor: At least 18 people died in government raids on the village of Ehsim in northwestern Idlib province, the Syria Observatory for Human Rights said.

Islamic State beheads female civilians for first time in Syria: monitor: One of the women was beheaded along with her husband in Deir al-Zor city. In al-Mayadeen city to the south east, the group beheaded another woman and her husband. All of them were accused of sorcery, the monitor said.

ISIS re-enters Syria's Tal Abyad, takes district:activists: ISIS fighters re-entered Syria's Tal Abyad Tuesday, seizing a district from the Kurdish forces who captured the border town in a key victory two weeks ago, an activist group monitoring the war said.

Syrian troops regain area from IS in northeastern city: State TV says troops and pro-government members of the National Defense Forces regained control of the Eastern Ghoweiran neighborhood on Tuesday.

Jordan is mulling a significant military intervention in southern Syria: Jordan worries that jihadists could establish a permanent foothold along the country's border with Syria, or sue the area for attacks on the country's generally pro-US monarchy.

Turkish opposition leader warns against intervention in Syria: Turkey's main opposition party leader warned on Tuesday any military intervention in Syria would spell disaster for Turkey and in comments clearly aimed at President Tayyip Erdogan said the country could not be "a plaything for your ambition."

Turkey Uneasy as U.S. Support of Syrian Kurds Grows: The United States has stepped up its military support for Syrian Kurdish militias fighting the Islamic State, efforts that have angered Turkey, a longtime ally and NATO member, which is now weighing new measures to contain the ambitions of the Kurds, including a buffer zone within Syria.

28 killed in IS attack on Yemen Shiites: The car bomb late Monday targeted Houthi rebel chief brothers Faycal and Hamid Jayache during a gathering to mourn the death of a family member, a security source said. Eight women were among the dead.

One UN officer killed in airstrike in Yemen, UN: The UN Secretary-General "deplores" the Saudi Arabia-led coalition's airstrike yesterday (28 Jun) on the UN compound in Aden, Yemen which resulted "in serious damage to the UN Development Programme office and injured a guard."

Al Qaeda militants amongst 1,200 prisoners freed after militias attack Yemeni jail: A local official tonight confirmed that some of the escapees were "suspected of belonging to al Qaeda" and of masterminding terrorist atrocities across the Middle East.

Why the Yemen Peace Talks Collapsed: The Geneva Negotiations Failed Because the Aggressors Wanted Them to Fail

Iran, P5+1 extend interim nuclear deal until July 7 to win more time for talks: Six world powers and Iran have come to an agreement to extend the interim deal on Tehran’s nuclear program until July 7 to allow more time for talks to reach a final deal, the US State Department said Tuesday.

US: System reached to give UN access to suspect Iran sites: Agreed system will not include all military sites, but rather focus on a case-by-case basis; 'if the IAEA believes that it needs access and has a reason for that access, then we have a process to ensure that it is given,' says US official.

Iran's new 5-year plan focuses on defence, economy: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Tuesday unveiled the main points of the Islamic republic's next five-year plan, with the focus on the military and economic growth.

Drexel Criticized for Noam Chomsky Honor: Drexel University is under continuing criticism from Jewish groups for awarding an honorary degree to left-wing scholar and activist Noam Chomsky during its mid-June graduation ceremonies.

21 Libya soldiers killed this week: Fighting raged between government forces and Islamists in eastern Libya on Tuesday, with 21 soldiers killed since the clashes broke out at the weekend, a medical official said.

Three killed in car bomb in suburb west of Cairo - sources: At least three people were killed on Tuesday when a car bomb exploded near a police station in Cairo's western suburb of 6th of October City, security sources said, a day after an attack killed Egypt's top public prosecutor.

UN: South Sudan army raped girls and burned them alive: The UN has accused South Sudan's army of raping and then burning girls alive inside their homes during its recent campaign, a report by its mission in the country said.

Chibok girls 'forced to join Nigeria's Boko Haram': Witnesses say some are now being used to terrorise other captives, and are even carrying out killings themselves.

Tunisia sees Libya link to beach resort attacker - source: A Tunisian gunman who killed 39 people at a resort hotel, mostly British holiday-makers, probably spent time in a training camp in Libya and had been in contact with militants over the border, a security source said on Tuesday.

Suicide truck bomb kills two, wounds over 40 in Afghanistan: A suicide truck bomb in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed two civilians and wounded more than 40, officials said, in the latest attack since the Taliban began their annual offensive.

Taleban claim Kabul attack on NATO convoy, 1 killed: A suicide attacker driving an explosives-packed vehicle targeted a NATO military convoy in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Tuesday, killing at least one person and wounding up to 22, police, military and government officials said.

U.S. raid on Afghan weapons cache incites protests: Little is known about the activities of U.S. counter-terrorism troops that have been authorised to continue fighting the Taliban and other militants after the NATO combat mission officially ended last year.

Greece debt crisis: Tsipras asks for new bailout - live updates: Just hours before its current bailout expires, Athens proposes a new two-year deal with debt relief -- but how will creditors react?

Greece will not pay IMF debt on Tuesday: finance minister: Greece will not pay a 1.6 billion euro debt installment to the International Monetary Fund due on Tuesday, but Athens still holds out hope of a last-minute deal with creditors on an aid package, Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said.

German Finance Minister Schaeuble: Greece is staying in the euro no matter what: Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble just bucked the trend in the Eurogroup, by saying that Greece can stay in the eurozone even if it says "No" to the bailout package in Sunday's referendum.

IMF has made €2.5 billion profit out of Greece loans: Out of its lending to all countries in debt crisis between 2010 and 2014 the IMF has made a total profit of €8.4 billion, over a quarter of which is effectively from Greece. All of this money has been added to the Fund’s reserves, which now total €19 billion.

French beheading suspect denies jihad motivation: The source said Yassin Salhi, 35, told investigators he was not a jihadist and repeated earlier statements that he committed the act outside the southeast city of Lyon on Friday after a row with his wife the day before and his boss a few days earlier.

WikiLeaks says NSA spied on top French companies: The US wiretapped two of France's economy ministers and spied on the country's largest companies, French media reported citing WikiLeaks documents, just days after it emerged the US had spied on three of the country's leaders.

NSA wiretapped two French finance ministers: Wikileaks: The U.S. National Security Agency wiretapped the communications of two successive French finance ministers and collected information on French export contracts, trade and budget talks, according to a report by WikiLeaks.

Pope demands 'action now' to save planet from environmental ruin: Pope Francis demanded swift action on Thursday to save the planet from environmental ruin, urging world leaders to hear "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor" and plunging the Catholic Church into political controversy over climate change.

Puerto Rico governor calls for bankruptcy; adviser says island 'insolvent': The Caribbean island is struggling to relieve a $73 billion debt burden. It came to a crunch point on Monday - ironically at the same time as did debt-laden Greece - after a dire report on its stability by former International Monetary Fund economists was released ahead of key deadlines on Wednesday to repay debt.

Mexico deports more Central Americans than the United States: Between October and April, Mexico apprehended 92,889 Central Americans. In the same time period, the United States detained 70,226 "other than Mexican" migrants, the vast majority from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

Deported Central America Child Migrants Face Threats, Death at Home: U.N.: Thousands of children entering the United States illegally from Central America might qualify for refugee status but are being deported to their own country where they face persecution by gangs.

Florida Man, Accused of Terrorism Based on Book Collection, Set Free: The U.S. government had produced “snippets of information from various sources, out of context, to weave together a narrative of terrorist ideation,” a Florida judge said Friday, ordering the release of Marcus Dwayne Robertson, an Orlando-based Islamic scholar who stood accused of supporting terrorism.

A college balks at Hillary Clinton’s fee, so books Chelsea for $65,000 instead: The university paid $65,000 for Chelsea Clinton’s brief appearance Feb. 24, 2014, a demonstration of the celebrity appeal and marketability that the former and possibly second-time first daughter employs on behalf of her mother’s presidential campaign and family’s global charitable empire.

 
June 29, 2015
Isis: A Year of the Caliphate

By Patrick Cockburn
The seven wars in Muslim countries where 'Islamic State' is powerful or growing in strength - Continue

Turkey Plans to Invade Syria, But to Stop the Kurds, Not ISIS

By Thomas Seibert
The reports said up to 18,000 soldiers would be deployed to take over and hold a strip of territory up to 30 kilometers deep and 100 kilometers long that currently is held by ISIS. - Continue

WikiLeaks: US, Saudis Planned to Topple Syria's Assad in 2012

By TeleSur
Julian Assange implicated the United States &ndash along with the Saudi Arabian government &ndash in a plot to overthrow the Syrian government. - Continue

Russia Promises "Economic And Military" Aid To Syria As US Refloats Assad "Chemcial Weapons" Trial Balloon

By Tyler Durden
Syria's foreign minister said on a visit to Moscow on Monday that top ally Russia had promised to send political, economic and military aid to his country. - Continue

Way to Go Vladimir
Putin Gobsmacks Uncle Sam … Again


By Mike Whitney
Putin has done us all a favor by throwing a wrench in Washington’s plans - Continue

Gaza-bound Flotilla Vessel Hijacked by Israeli Navy

By Al Jazeera
Activists say the Marianne was intercepted by Israel's military around 100 nautical miles from Gaza's shore.
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Greece: A Bad Day For Democracy

By Yanis Varoufakis
Greek Finance Minister
Can democracy and a monetary union coexist? Or must one give way? - Continue

Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy

By Joseph E. Stiglitz
Almost none of the huge amount of money loaned to Greece has actually gone there. It has gone to pay out private-sector creditors – including German and French banks. - Continue

A New Mode of Warfare
The Greek Debt Crisis and Crashing Markets


By Michael Hudson
Finance has shown itself to be the new mode of warfare. Resisting debt leverage and financial conquest is as legal as is resisting military invasion - Continue

America’s Got War

By William J. Astore
Poverty, Drugs, Afghanistan, Iraq, Terror, or How to Make War on Everything. - Continue

Truth Is A Crime Against The State

By Paul Craig Roberts

The Western presstitutes have succeeded in creating a false reality for insouciant Americans and also for much of the European Union population. - Continue

The Lonely American

By Chris Hedges
A generation has fallen down the rabbit hole of electronic hallucinations—with images often dominated by violence and pornography - Continue

 

27 Killed in air Strikes, Bomb Attacks in Iraq: At least 27 people were killed and 27 wounded on Monday in bomb attacks and air strikes by the US-led coalition and Iraqi aircraft targeting Islamic State (IS) militants across the country's western province of Anbar, a provincial security source said.

61 killed in violence, clashes with IS militants in Iraq: In Anbar province, the army artillery pounded IS positions in Saggara area near the city of Haditha, some 200 km northwest of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, leaving 26 IS militants killed along with destroying two of their vehicles, a provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

IS bombs kill 12 Syrian troops in Hasakeh: monitor: Three Islamic State group car bombs killed 12 Syrian troops and militiamen in the northeastern city of Hasakeh where the jihadists have taken two districts, a monitor said on Monday.

Syrian army retakes a key district of Hassakeh city from militants: The Syrian army said Monday it had recaptured a major residential quarter in Hassakeh from ISIS insurgents who stormed the strategically located northeastern city last week and drove out thousands of civilians.

ISIS beheads a dozen men accused of fighting for Al Qaeda in new sickening video : the sickening footage shows the terrified men being interviewed and paraded in front of the camera before their bloody execution.

Syria says Russia promises wide range of support: "I got a promise of aid to Syria - politically, economically and militarily," Walid al-Moualem said at a televised news conference in Moscow after meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Israel made "humanitarian" aid to select Syrian rebel groups: Defence Minister Moshe Yaalon said that, from the outset, Israel knew there were rebels among those it was helping and "placed two conditions on this aid - that terrorist groups not approach the fence, and that the Druze not be touched".

Saudi Arabia Kills 15 Civilians In Yemen: 15 Civilians Killed: Saudi fighter jets launched on Monday a fresh round of airstrikes against various areas in Yemen killing at least 15 civilians, including women and children.

Saudi soldier killed in shelling near Yemeni border: A Saudi soldier was killed and another wounded by shelling from forces loyal to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh and Houthi rebels near the Yemen border, Saudi state news agency SPA said Sunday.

Ban urges probe of Saudi strikes on UN compound in Yemen: A guard was injured when the office of the UN Development Programme in the southern city of Aden was hit on Sunday, causing serious damage, said UN spokesman Farhan Haq.

Video claims to show Saudi border guards beating Yemeni refugees: Footage said to be from the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border appears to show thousands of Yemeni refugees being refused entry to the kingdom

Palestinian woman stabs Israeli soldier at Bethlehem checkpoint: An Israeli army spokeswoman said that the soldier was in a "moderate" condition after being stabbed by a Palestinian woman at the 300 checkpoint in northern Bethlehem.

Israel largest state user of explosive weapons in 2014 due to attack on Gaza: -- Israel was the single largest user of explosive weapons among international states in 2014 as a result of its war on Gaza, a London-based NGO said this week, providing further testimony to its devastating use of force on the coastal territory last summer.

Video: Israel has blocked our aid ship': Footage shows passengers of the Freedom Flotilla delivering aid to Gaza demanding action after their ship was seized by the Israeli navy.

Clashes in Libya leave 14 Tobruk government soldiers dead: Fourteen soldiers loyal to Libya’s Tobruk-based government were killed on Sunday in clashes with militants associated with the Mujahideen Shura Council in the eastern city of Darnah, according to a local security source.

11 killed in raid on 'Boko Haram hideout' in Chad: Several suspected Boko Haram fighters have blown themselves up during a police raid in N'Djamena, Chad's capital, killing five officers and six of the fighters, police and government officials have said.

Chibok girls 'forced to join Nigeria's Boko Haram': Some of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria have been forced to join Islamist militant group Boko Haram, the BBC has been told. Witnesses say some are now being used to terrorise other captives, and are even carrying out killings themselves.

Al-Shabab kills 5 Somali soldiers in attack on army base: Al-Shabab militants have killed at least five soldiers in an overnight attack on an army base in the southern Somali port of Kismayo. Islamist fighters beheaded some of the captured Somali soldiers after briefly taking over the camp, witnesses told AFP news agency.

Burundi: 2 killed in overnight attacks blamed on the police: Witnesses in Jabe neighborhood in the nation's capital of Bujumbura, reported intense gunfire Saturday night in an apparent police crackdown on areas seen as hosting anti-government protesters.

Violence, targeted killings consume Burundi protests: Burundi's protests move towards a dark chapter with night-time assassinations as protesters turn to grenades.

Top Burundi official flees on eve of controversial vote: - The head of Burundi's parliament on Sunday said he had fled the country on the eve of key elections following weeks of violence, denouncing the president's "illegal" third term bid.

Car bomb attack kills Egypt's top public prosecutor: Egypt's top public prosecutor died Monday of wounds sustained in a car bomb attack on his convoy as it was leaving his Cairo home in a marked escalation of Islamist militant attacks on the judiciary.

Three Killed, 14 Injured as Roadside Bomb Targets a Bus in Egypt: The bus, which belonged to General Authority For Roads, Bridges and Land Transport, was carrying employees when the roadside bomb exploded in south Shiekh Zwayed city, said head of North Sinai Security Directorate, Ali Azazi.

Taliban ambush in Herat province 'kills 11 soldiers': The convoy of pick-up trucks was attacked on Sunday evening in Karukh district of Herat, officials say.

In turf war with Afghan Taliban, Islamic State loyalists gain ground: - Fighters loyal to Islamic State have seized substantial territory in Afghanistan for the first time, witnesses and officials said, wresting areas in the east from rival Taliban insurgents in a new threat to stability.

Cables detail Saudi diplomat’s meeting with Haqqani’s son: Leaked Saudi diplomatic cables reveal that the country’s embassy in Islamabad remained in touch with the Haqqani network and also helped arrange a visit for the militant group’s leader for medical treatment.

Secret Australia-Saudi deal on intelligence: Leaked cables reveal the intelligence links between the Saudi Arabian and Australian governments, and the Saudi influence on Muslim communities here.

Media reports allege Australian politics infiltrated by Italian mafia: Two Australian media organisations reported on Monday that Australian politics has been infiltrated at high levels by the Italian mafia, although there was no suggestion of direct links between lawmakers and the criminal syndicate.

EU, Russia and Ukraine aim for gas Deal Tomorrow: The EU is hoping for a deal that will cover "at least the winter, up until the end of March," the source said. Russia accounts for about a third of the EU's gas needs, with half that amount transiting via Ukraine.

Armenia police order protesters to disperse after weeklong standoff but thousands refuse: Riot police lined up across the road banged their truncheons against their shields in warning, but made no immediate move. Behind them stood water cannons and armored vehicles.

France attack suspect admits killing, police make link to Syria: The suspect, whose wife and sister were released on Sunday after two days of questioning, is said by French security services to have associated with hardline Islamists over more than a decade, and had previously been flagged by them as a potential risk.

Greece to close banks Monday and begin capital controls: Greek banks are expected to stay shut until 7 July, two days after Greece's planned referendum on the terms it had been offered by international creditors for receiving fresh bailout money.

Greece won’t make IMF debt repayment Tuesday, Greek official says: Earlier this month, Greece had notified the IMF it plans to bundle its loan repayments falling due this month into one payment of around 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion), which is due Tuesday.

Christine Lagarde, scourge of tax evaders, pays no tax: IMF boss who caused international outrage when she suggested that Greeks should pay their taxes earns a tax-free salary

Italy rescues 21 boats in space of 24 hours: Italian authorities were on Monday dealing with the arrival of another 2,900 migrants at southern ports after 21 boats were rescued in the space of 24 hours from waters off Libya.

The Honduran meltdown: Made in USA: Six years after the coup in Honduras, it's time for another history lesson.

UK says Argentine plan to seize Falklands oil driller assets 'unlawful': On Saturday, a federal judge in Tierra del Fuego ordered the seizure of $156 million in bank accounts, boats and other property belonging to six European and U.S. oil companies operating in the islands.

US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain – only Mexico has more: The report says there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the US plus a further 11.6 million who are bilingual, mainly the children of Spanish-speaking immigrants. This puts the US ahead of Colombia (48 million) and Spain (46 million) and second only to Mexico (121 million).

Records broken as heatwave hits US northwest: Both India and Pakistan have had heatwaves this year, Western Europe is developing one and North America is enduring one, in its northwest. The precise definition differs from country to country but the effects are the same.

FBI Reportedly Investigating String of Arsons at Black Churches: Of the fires—which broke out this week in Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina—three have been ruled arsons, with the cause of the fourth still being investigated.

Supreme Court upholds lethal injections: “And because some risk of pain is inherent in any method of execution, we have held that the Constitution does not require the avoidance of all risk of pain"

The death penalty: How we kill: What it means for an inmate to be put to death in the US: Lethal injection is by far the most common method of execution in the U.S., and, because it is the most frequently used, it is the most botched.

Jailhouse nation: WITH less than 5% of the world’s population, the United States holds roughly a quarter of its prisoners: more than 2.3m people, including 1.6m in state and federal prisons and over 700,000 in local jails and immigration pens. Per head, the incarceration rate in the land of the free has risen seven-fold since the 1970s 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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