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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

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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”,
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Miko Peled Debunks Jewish Myths

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"Political Fraud"

Indoctrination By Propaganda Works

Lifting the Veil:
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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'

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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

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Lives In The Balance : Jackson Browne

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American Drug War - The Last White Hope

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How American News Media Works In Favor Of Israel
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The Israel Lobby

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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

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Poison DUst

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John Pilger: Truth Game

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The Road To Guantanamo

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America Freedom to Fascism

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The Real Reason for Turkey's Shoot-down of the Russian Jet
By Gareth Porter
The motive for the strike was directly related to the Turkish role in supporting the anti-Assad forces in the vicinity of the border.   - Continue



David Cameron, There Aren't 70,000 Moderate Fighters In Syria
By Robert Fisk
Isis will most assuredly try to commit an atrocity in Britain to revenge Dave’s latest schoolboy adventure. - Continue



Noose Tightens on Turkey’s Sultan of Swing
By Finian Cunningham
The international reputation of the country under his leadership is sinking into a putrid sewer.  - Continue



Who is Right in Syria?
By Lawrence Davidson
It is not easy to explain Turkey’s animosity toward Damascus. - Continue



Zionist Power: Swindlers and Impunity, Traitors and Pardons
By James Petras
Israeli capacity to manipulate and influence the American judicial process is based on 52 powerful front organizations – organized in the Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organizations. - Continue



The Reign of Absurdiocy
There is no such thing as "international terrorism"

By Uri Avnery
To declare war on "international terrorism" is nonsense. Politicians who do so are either fools or cynics, and probably both. - Continue



The Killers Are Everywhere, But Love Endures
By Edward Curtin
Here in the United States we live in a systemic bubble of denial, pretending that we, through our government, aren’t killing innocent people throughout the world, that we are not a terrorist state. - Continue



Racist Compassion: The Magical Pigmentation Protection Against "Terrorism"
By Chris Floyd
There is literally nothing — nothing — that a white killer can do in America that will cause him to be labelled a “terrorist.” - Continue



The Age of the Demagogues
By Chris Hedges
We have entered a new and dangerous phase in American political life. - Continue



The American Hunger Games
By Nomi Prins
The Six Top Republican Candidates Take Economic Policy Into the Wilderness.   - Continue



Capitalism At Work
By Paul Craig Roberts
The plummeting living standards forced on the Greek people by German chancellor Merkel and the European banks have forced large numbers of young Greek women into prostitution. - Continue



Evidence That Poor People Aren’t Lazy
By Paul Buchheit
The very people demeaned by the rich as 'lazy' are generally the hardest workers.   - Continue


Russian air strikes kill at least 30 in stepped up raids in northwest Syria: Air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian jets killed at least 30 people in the town of Ariha in northwestern Syria on Sunday, rescue workers in the rebel-held area said, part of an escalation of Russian strikes near the Turkish border.

Fighting between US-backed rebels and Islamic militants in northern Syria kills at least 20: The fighting between the so-called Democratic Forces of Syria, which is led by Kurds, and Islamic militants has flared in recent days in the northern province of Aleppo. Most of the fighting has taken place in the border area

Negotiations seek Syria rebel exit from Homs city: governor: Negotiations are underway between the Syrian government and rebels for the evacuation of opposition forces from the last area they hold in Homs city, the provincial governor told AFP Monday.

Russia says top Russian and U.S. military officials discuss fight against IS: The head of the Russian army's general staff and the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff on Monday discussed by phone questions relating to the fight against Islamic State in Syria, Interfax news agency reported, citing the Russian Defence Ministry.

US Special Forces Fight IS Group for Months, Kurdish Forces Say: The United States special forces currently stationed in Iraq are engaged in fighting against the Islamic State group, several Kurdish Iraqi fighters have told the British newspaper The Guardian, contradicting President Barack Obama’s assertion that no U.S. personnel were in direct combat with the extremist group.

UAE says ready to commit troops to fight IS in Syria: , Emirati State Minister for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said the UAE would "participate in any international effort demanding a ground intervention to fight terrorism". "Regional countries must bear part of the burden" of such an intervention, he said during a Sunday discussion on Syria.

Germany mulls sending up to 1,200 troops on Syria mission: Defence Ministry spokesman Jens Flosdorff said that the figure would be an "upper limit" for the number of troops needed to provide support for and operate reconnaissance aircraft, tanker planes and a warship. German troops will not actively engage in combat.

Senators call for 20,000 more troops in Syria and Iraq: Two senior senators called Sunday for Washington to nearly triple military force levels in Iraq to 10,000 and send an equal number of troops to Syria as part of a multinational ground force to counter Islamic State in both countries.

Ex-US Intelligence Chief on Islamic State's Rise: 'We Were Too Dumb': Without the Iraq war, Islamic State wouldn't exist today, former US special forces chief Mike Flynn openly admits. In an interview, he explains IS' rise to become a professional force and how the Americans allowed its future leader to slip out of their hands.

ISIS-smuggled oil flows through Turkey to intl markets – Iraqi MP: Terrorist group Islamic State earns millions of dollars selling oil on the black market in Turkey, Iraqi MP and former national security adviser, Mowaffak al Rubaie told RT. He also revealed that wounded terrorists are being treated in Turkish hospitals.

Iraqi forces make gains in battle to retake Ramadi: Iraqi forces backed by Iranian-trained militias and U.S. airstrikes have made significant progress in isolating Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province that Islamic State overran in May, according to Iraqi officials, local residents and Western military advisers. But it is uncertain that the city will soon be retaken.

15 Shia pilgrims killed in two Baghdad blasts: Two bombings in different parts of Iraq's capital Baghdad have struck groups of Shia Muslims taking part in an annual religious pilgrimage, killing at least 15 people and injuring 38 others, Al Jazeera has learned.

16 dead in fighting for south Yemen province: Yemeni pro-government forces were battling on Sunday to oust Iran-backed rebels from a southern province where they have made gains in recent weeks. Ground fighting and air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition killed 12 rebels in Daleh province, military sources said. Four loyalists were also killed.

Three Saudi border soldiers killed in attack from Yemen: Three Saudi border soldiers were killed after exchanging fire with "enemy elements" trying to cross the border from Yemen to attack two watch towers, Saudi Arabia's official SPA news agency said on Monday.

In Yemen War, Mercenaries Launched By Blackwater Head Were Spotted Today: The United Arab Emirates, as reported in today’s New York Times, has hired foreign mercenaries, from a program launched by Blackwater’s head Erik Prince, and secretly sent them to the fighting in Yemen. This is not a good sign.

Three Israelis found guilty of Palestinian teen's murder: Two Jewish minors were found guilty on Monday of the 2014 murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, but the Israeli court held off on formally convicting a third man accused of orchestrating the crime, pending a psychological review.

Seven hacked to death in Congo hospital, dozens killed in clashes with Ugandan rebels: Seven people hacked to death in a hospital were among at least 30 people killed in fighting at the weekend between the army, backed by U.N. troops, and Islamist Ugandan rebels in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, local sources said on Monday.

Under fire in Syria & Iraq, IS tightens hold in Libya: When the Libyan arm of the Islamic State first raised the group's black flag over the coastal city of Surt almost one year ago, it was just a bunch of local militants trying to look tough. Today Surt is an actively managed colony of the central IS, crowded with foreign fighters from around the region,

IMF agrees to include China's RMB in benchmark SDR currency basket: The decision — which marks another step in China's global emergence — came after the IMF evaluated China's role as an exporter and the yuan's role as a "freely usable" currency. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde noted the currency's inclusion is a "clear representation of the reforms" taking place in China.

Putin, Obama hold talks at climate conference: Kremlin: The half-hour meeting between the two leaders -- the second this month after an encounter at the G20 conference in Turkey -- comes with Moscow and Washington at odds over Syria and locked in a standoff over the crisis in Ukraine.

Putin snubs meeting with Erdogan at Paris climate conference: Putin's snub comes after the Turkish leader called for face-to-face talks with Putin on the sidelines of the summit to discuss the shooting down of the plane on the Syria-Turkish border.

Turkish PM: We will not apologize for downing Russian jet: Turkey will not apologize for downing a Russian fighter jet along the Syrian border but urged Moscow to reconsider retaliatory sanctions in the hope of calming the crisis, Turkish Premier Ahmet Davutoglu said Monday.

Turkey Shot Itself in the Foot When it Attacked Russia; The Turks stand to lose big. Here's a breakdown of the economic links between Russia and Turkey (Reuters):

Hours after EU deal, Turkey rounds up 1,300 migrants bound for Greece: Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday struck a deal with EU leaders to prevent migrants from traveling to Europe in return for 3 billion euros (dollars) in cash, a deal on visas and renewed talks on joining the 28-nation bloc.

Downing Street: still no timetable for Syria vote: David Cameron has instructed security officials to give high level briefings to privy councillors from all sides of the Commons in a bid to answer questions from sceptical MPs on the effectiveness of airstrikes in Syria.

Jeremy Corbyn offers free vote to Labour MPs: The party's position will be "strong anti-bombing", however. Mr Cameron will hope to persuade enough Labour MPs to rebel against Mr Corbyn's stance of opposing the bombing campaign. The Labour leader's office released a statement earlier revealling that 75 per cent of party members oppose bombing.

French police fire tear gas to disperse climate protest: Activists defy ban on demonstrations in Paris as more than 140 heads of state arrive for UN summit on climate change.

The police crackdown in Paris and the drift towards dictatorship in France: The state of emergency bans all forms of public protest for three months, and police seized upon this standing ban to stage a brutal crackdown on a crowd of several thousand people

Why the Paris climate talks are doomed to failure, like all the others: News Analysis - Even if the world celebrates a Paris climate deal on December 11, the process will still have to be regarded as failure. Let me explain why.

U.S. tightens visa waiver program in wake of Paris attacks: The Department of Homeland Security will immediately collect more information from travelers about past visits to "countries constituting a terrorist safe haven" and also will look at pilot programs for collecting biometric information like fingerprints from visa waiver travelers, the White House said in a statement.


November 28, 2015




Stumbling to War With Russia?
By Patrick J. Buchanan
Has anyone thought this through? - Continue



Putin and Hollande Go After Erdogan’s Racket
By Pepe Escobar
The ‘Sultan’ has been warned. From now on Russia has three major priorities - Continue



Turkish F-16 Attacked Russian Su-24 Within Syria Airspace – Commander
The Turkish fighter moved two kilometers into Syrian airspace while the Russian bomber at no stage violated Turkish airspace, Bondarev stressed. - Continue



WHY? Turkey Openly Refuses to Fight ISIL; Quits US Military Coalition?
By Joe Contrarian
Beautiful Imperial dreams of Sultan of Ankara are turning into horrible nightmare. - Continue



The Pretend War: Why Bombing Isil Won't Solve The Problem
By Andrew J. Bacevich
Crush Isis, whether by bombing or employing boots on the ground, and those problems will still persist. - Continue



How Do We Stop Terrorism? Stop Committing Terrorism
By David Miller
The idea that the ideology of “Islamic extremism” is what drives Daesh and others is not supported by evidence. - Continue



Israelis – Not Muslims – Cheered in Jersey City on 9/11
By Glen Ford
Who is the biggest liar? Trump, who lies to advance his own personal interests, or the U.S. corporate media, who lie to the people on behalf of the State of Israel, and Zionism. - Continue



Obama’s War on Truth
By Craig Murray
More whistleblowers have been jailed under Obama than under all previous US Presidents combined. - Continue



Almost a Century Ago
Another Democratic Socialist Ran for President of the United States—From His Prison Cell

By Lawrence S. Wittner
Facing a possible 60-year prison sentence, the aging Socialist leader refused to flinch. - Continue


Syria: YPG-allied group kills 20 civilians in Aleppo: Twenty civilians, including women and children, were killed Friday when the Revolutionaries Army (Jaysh al-Thowwar) attacked a village in Aleppo province, a Syrian Civil Defense source told Anadolu Agency.

Strikes pound Raqqa, killing at least eight: A new wave of airstrikes targeting the Syrian city of Raqqa, the headquarters of ISIS and the focus of an international military campaign, killed at least eight people, including five children, Syrian opposition groups said Friday.

Iranian media says scores of the country’s fighters killed in Syria: The reports, indicate that at least 67 Iranians have been killed in Syria since the beginning of October.

One Killed, 30 Wounded in Attacks on Damascus: One person was killed and 30 wounded Saturday in rocket and mortar attacks on two neighbourhoods of the Syrian capital separately blamed on rebels and government forces, state media and a monitor said.

Syrian army advances against Islamic State east of Aleppo: Syria state TV: The Syrian army captured territory from Islamic State east of Aleppo including several kilometers (miles) of highway linking the city with the jihadists' de facto capital of Raqqa, Syrian state TV reported on Saturday.

Syria jihadists 'recapture town' from army: A coalition of rebel groups and insurgents, which includes the al-Nusra Front, said on Saturday that it took back control of Tal Bajer in the southwestern countryside of Aleppo after losing it to Syrian troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah militiamen and Iranian forces two weeks ago.

No US airstrikes in Syria since Russia deployed S-400 systems: Both the American and Turkish air forces halted their strikes on Syrian territory around the time Russia deployed S-400 air defense complexes at the Khmeimim airbase.

Syria army says Turkey increases arms shipments to rebels: A statement issued by the Syrian army command alleged that weapons were being delivered in shipments which Turkey claimed to be humanitarian assistance. The statement also said Turkey had fired a number of mortar bombs towards Syrian army positions on Friday night.

US urges Turkey to close off its Syrian border: Report:: Washington is urging Ankara to seal off a 100-kilometer stretch of borderline with Syria currently used by Islamic State for transportation of fighters and supplies into the Syrian war zone. The Turkish Army would need an estimated 30,000 personnel to do this.

Kremlin says Putin 'fully mobilized' to tackle threat from Turkey: "The president is mobilized, fully mobilized, mobilized to the extent that circumstances demand," said Peskov. "The circumstances are unprecedented. The gauntlet thrown down to Russia is unprecedented. So naturally the reaction is in line with this threat."

Turkish president 'saddened' by downing of Russian jet: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday expressed “sadness” over Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane that has severely strained relations, saying he wished the incident had never happened.

Military expert: Turkish air force stalked Russian jets ‘for several days’: Russian military expert and blogger Vladislav Shurygin claims the Turkish air force had been trying to catch and destroy Russian attack aircraft “for several days.”

Belgian Physicists Calculate that Everyone Is Lying About the Downed Russian Jet: Using video of the incident and the maps provided by Turkish and Russian officials, they show in a post on a blog run by KU Leuven that what went down couldn’t possibly have happened as both parties present it.

Syrian Kurds to Target Turkish Jets Breaching Rojava Airpace: The Syrian Kurdish forces said it would be targeting any Turkish fighter planes or helicopters that would breach the Syrian Kurdish region of Rojava after reportedly two Turkish helicopters were seen flying over the region.

Vladimir Putin signs decree for economic measures against Turkey over downing of Russian jet: The sanctions are "aimed at ensuring national security and that of Russian citizens" and included a ban on charter flights between the two countries and on Russian businesses hiring any new Turkish nationals as well as import restrictions on certain Turkish goods.

Turkey warns against Russia travel in tit-for-tat jet downing dispute: The foreign ministry in Ankara said travel to Russia should be avoided a day after Moscow — which had earlier urged its nationals to leave Turkey — announced it was scrapping its visa-free regime for Turkish visitors.

Top Kurdish lawyer shot dead in southeast Turkey: A prominent Kurdish lawyer and rights activist was shot in the head and killed in a street shootout in Turkey's troubled southeast on Saturday, much of the event captured on camera and broadcast around the world.

Caught on camera: Gun battle where pro-Kurdish lawyer is killed: Eyewitnesses said the lawyer, Tahir Elci, was giving a press statement, calling for peace between the Turkish security forces and Kurdish separatists. Gunfire broke out, during which Mr Elci was shot in the head. A policeman was also killed.

Turkish police fire tear gas after top Kurdish lawyer's killing sparks protests: The incident sparked instant protests in Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir and Diyarbakir. Police fired tear gas and water cannons at an irate crowd in central Istanbul who shouted "You can't kill us all", and "The state has to give an account."

Air strikes kill 24 IS militants in Iraq's Anbar: A total of 24 Islamic State (IS) militants were killed on Saturday in air strikes by Iraqi and U.S.-led coalition forces in western Iraq, a provincial security source told Xinhua.

Iraq suicide bomber kills six in flashpoint town: A suicide bomber killed six people on Saturday in the Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmatu, the scene of deadly clashes between Kurdish and Shiite forces earlier this month, officials said.

Mass grave of Yazidis killed by ISIL discovered in Iraq: Officials say at least 120 bodies have been found at site near Sinjar, which was reclaimed from ISIL earlier this month.

Yemen: Saudi airstrikes kill 12 civilians, injure 13 in Taiz: Saudi fighter jets waged also a number of sorties on the area around Al-Omari Schools in Thubab area, Shuraija area and the districts of Maqbana and Rahida in south of the province.

‘Syria is dead, Israel must prepare,’ top defense official warns: Amos Gilad says Bashar Assad’s grip on his country is failing and it has become ‘a land without rule’

Gunmen kill four Egypt security personnel south of Cairo - sources: One security source said the two attackers were riding a motor bike when they opened fire using machine guns at a police checkpoint in Saqqara, 22 miles south of Cairo.

Suspected jihadists kill three at U.N. base in north Mali: The United Nations said unknown attackers fired rockets at a U.N. peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali on Saturday, killing three people inside, in the latest sign that the West African country's Islamist insurgency is intensifying.

Afghanistan Suicide Attack Aimed At Election Commission Official Kills 1, Injures Several: A suicide attack targeting a senior Afghan election commission official killed one guard and injured several others in capital Kabul Saturday. Hawliya Rodwal, Kabul provincial director of the commission, escaped the blast unhurt.

Russia Sends 10,000 AK-47s To Afghanistan : Government Mulls "Inviting" Moscow To Help Fight "Terrorists"

China’s New Hypersonic Weapon Capable of Defeating US Air Defense System: The DF-ZF can allegedly reach speeds of between Mach 5 and Mach 10, or 6,173 kilometers (3,836 miles) per hour and 12,359 (7,680) miles per hour. Whether it will be armed with nuclear or conventional warheads remains unclear.

Police, refugees clash on Macedonia border; soldiers build fence: Police in Macedonia fired tear gas and stun grenades at desperate migrants stranded for days at the Greek border and who are demanding passage to western Europe, as soldiers began erecting a metal fence to keep them out.

Russia has right to military response after jet downing: Naryshkin: Russia has the right to make a military response after the downing of a Russian warplane earlier this week by NATO member Turkey, lower house speaker Sergei Naryshkin said on Friday.

Thousands attend protests against UK airstrikes on Syria: Thousands of people gathered outside Downing Street and in cities around the UK on Saturday to protest against the government’s plans to bomb Islamic State targets in Syria.

UK: Corbyn's Anti-Airstrike Stance Prompts Threats of Resignation from Party Lawmakers: Senior members of the Labour Party are threatening to resign as they stand against their party’s leader who opposes U.K. airstrikes in Syria.

UK troops discredited after Iraq and Afghanistan, says Ken Livingstone: British troops have been discredited after Iraq and Afghanistan, Labour’s Ken Livingstone has said, causing fresh controversy following his comments on the London 7/7 bombings.

11 killed in Mexico, including two police in town on U.S. border: Mexican authorities said attackers killed four members of a civilian police patrol in the turbulent southern state of Guerrero, while two city police officers and five gunmen died in a series of gunbattles in the northern border town of Rio Bravo.

Planned Parenthood: Three die in shooting at Colorado clinic: A shooting at a family planning clinic in Colorado Springs has left two civilians and a police officer dead, with the suspected gunman under arrest. Nine other people were injured during the standoff at the Planned Parenthood clinic, which lasted five hours before the suspect surrendered.

Trump almost got it right: Some people were arrested for celebrating 9/11 — but they were Israeli: As Donald Trump continues to insist that he saw “thousands” of Muslims cheering the destruction of the World Trade Center — let’s pause to remember that several Israelis were arrested and eventually deported for acting suspiciously on 9/11.

Employees pay 130% more for health care than a decade ago: Employees of midsize and large companies in 2015 paid an average of $4,700 for their health insurance, up from $2,001 in 2005, according to recent analysis from Aon Hewitt. 


November 27, 2015


Why Turkey Stabbed Russia in the Back
By Pepe Escobar
There’s no way Erdogan will have his EU-paid “safe zone” inside Syria unless he goes to war against Russia. - Continue



Putin Accuses Obama Of Leaking Flight Details To Turkey After Russia
By Tyler Durden
Putin indirectly blames Obama for what happened on Tuesday realizing that Erdogan was merely the "executor" - Continue



Did Washington Just Tell Erdogan to 'Man Up'?
By Finian Cunningham
Erdogan, for all his tough talk, is really nothing more than a pathetic, sniveling little message boy for his boss in Washington. - Continue



David Cameron's Plan to Bomb ISIS is Based on "Fantasy"
By Kapil Komireddi
The case for going to war against ISIS is no more credible than Tony Blair's argument for invading Iraq. - Continue



Jeremy Corbyn Refuses To Support Syria Bombing
By Graeme Demianyk and Paul Waugh
Much hinges on whether Labour MPs will support the action given the Government’s slim majority and Mr Corbyn’s reluctance to back military action. - Continue



I Know Isis Fighters. Western Bombs Falling on Raqqa Will Fill Them With Joy
By Jürgen Todenhöfer
Militants in Syria dream of a big showdown with the US and Europe. There are other ways to defeat them. - Continue



New Data on Police Foreknowledge of Terrorists Raise Questions on Paris Attack
By Kumaran Ira
“if this report is substantiated, what would be involved would be far more than astonishment at a meltdown of the security services.” - Continue



Drone Pilots Have Bank Accounts and Credit Cards Frozen by Feds for Exposing US Murder
By William N. Grigg
For having the courage to come forward and expose the drone program for the indiscriminate murder that it is, 4 vets are under attack from the government they once served. - Continue



Let Them In
By Nick Tabor
Nativists and Islamophobes are sowing fear to try to close the door on Syrian refugees. We can’t let them. - Continue



Fear Is the Name of the Game
By Jacob G. Hornberger
Americans are among the most fearful people in the world? - Continue



Trump's Operation Police State
By Sheldon Richman
If elected president, Donald Trump says he would create a "deportation force" to carry out his pledge to expel more than 11 million people from the United States. - Continue



I Have Never Punished My Child: Parenting For A Nonviolent World
By Anahata Giri
So what do we do when our child is doing something that is upsetting us? - Continue



Watch: Black Friday Shopping Turn Violent
Some shoppers in Louisville, Ky. and El Paso, Texas turned the hunt for bargains into a Black Friday brawl. - Continue


7 civilians killed, others injured in terrorist attacks in Aleppo and Hasaka: Six civilians, including four children, were killed in a terrorist attack with rocket shells on Tal Aran village in the southeastern countryside of Aleppo provinces.

Report Finds US Airstrikes Did Kill 6 Children in Syria: Report says the U.S. tried to cover up the killings of six children and other civilians as monitor group says airstrikes have killed 250 civilians so far.

Putin will continue to cooperate with US coalition over Syria: Putin said Moscow was ready to unite with Paris against a “mutual enemy,” but he reaffirmed Moscow’s long-standing view that Assad and the Syrian government were also allies in the fight against terrorism. “I believe that the fate of the president of Syria must stay in the hands of the Syrian people,” Putin said.

Putin seeks map of forces not to bomb in Syria - France: Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked France to draw up a map of where groups fighting Islamic State (Isis) militants operate in Syria in order not to bomb them, France's foreign minister said on Friday.

Al-Moallem: Turkish downing of Russian jet in Syrian airspace a breach of Syria’s sovereignty: Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign and Expatriates Minister Walid al-Moallem affirmed that Turkey’s downing of the Russian warplane is an “act of aggression” that encroaches on the sovereignty of Syria as the plane was shot down in Syrian airspace.

Erdogan's Twisted Logic: S-400 Must Not Shoot Down Turkish Jets Over Syria: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Russia against using its ultra-modern S-400 air defense system to shoot down Turkish fighter jets if they violate Syrian airspace just days after Ankara brought down a Russian Su-24 bomber.

Syrian Turkmen Commander Who Killed Russian Pilot Turns Out to Be Turkish Ultranationalist; A Syrian rebel commander who boasted of killing a Russian pilot after Turkey downed the Russian jet on Tuesday appeared to be Turkish ultranationalist and a son of former mayor in one of Turkish provinces.

Turkey moves 20 tanks to its border and sends 18 fighter jets on patrol: Military sources from Turkey said the tanks were moved by rail to an armored brigade at its western border with Syria. Reports also say 18 fighter jets were sent on a patrol exercise near the border.

‘Commercial scale’ oil smuggling into Turkey becomes priority target of anti-ISIS strikes: Islamic State’s daring and impudent oil smuggling into Turkey should become a high-priority target in order to cripple the terrorist group, President Putin said, backed by French President Francois Hollande. Both agree that the source of terrorist financing must be hit first and foremost.

Kremlin says Turkey's Erdogan requests meeting with Putin in Paris: "A proposal from the Turkish side about a meeting at the level of heads of state has been delivered to the president," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on a conference call on Friday. "That's all I can say."

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Putin has not returned his call: Erdogan says that Putin is not doing enough in the fight against Isis

Turkey must be removed from NATO: US Army general: Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane over Syria has proven that the country is a liability to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and must be “ousted” from the Western military alliance, says a retired US Army General.

In case you missed it: Obama names Turkey’s Erdogan among top five international friends: US president Barack Obama has listed Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan among the five world leaders who he has the closest personal ties with.

Hundreds protest jailing of 2 journalists in Turkey: Hundreds of protesters gathered outside the Istanbul office of an opposition newspaper Friday, accusing the government of silencing critics and attempting to cover-up a scandal after two journalists were jailed on terror and espionage charges for their reports on alleged Turkish arms smuggling to Syria.

23 killed in suicide bombing, air strike in Iraq: A total of 23 were killed on Friday in a suicide bomb attack and a U.S.-led coalition air strike against militants of the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq's western province, a provincial security source said.

Did British Soldiers Carry Out Summary Executions and Rape Civilians in Iraq?: Hours-long beatings, stabbings, repeated sexual assault and music as torture: Just some of the abuses inflicted upon Iraqi people by British soldiers during their occupation of Iraq, according to a new dossier provided to the International Criminal Court

Look Inside ISIS' Secret Tunnels Stocked with American Ammo: The AP obtained extensive video footage of the tunnels, which were uncovered by Kurdish forces.

Saudi-led Yemen strikes illegally kill civilians: HRW: At least ten air strikes carried out by a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen broke the laws of war and killed civilians, Human Rights Watch alleged Friday.

UK could be prosecuted for war crimes over missiles sold to Saudi Arabia that were used to kill civilians in Yemen: Advisers to the Foreign Secretary step up legal warnings that the missile sales may breach international humanitarian law

Saudi Arabia to behead 50 men convicted of terrorism offences despite Shia revolt threat: Impervious to international opinion, the desert kingdom is poised to execute more than 50 people, three of whom were under 18 when their alleged crime took place. All because of a power struggle within the ruling family

Two Palestinians ram cars into Israeli soldiers, shot dead:" Two Palestinians rammed vehicles into Israeli soldiers in separate attacks in the occupied West Bank on Friday and were then shot dead, Israeli police and military said.

Israeli forces shoot, injure 43 Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank: At least 43 Palestinians were shot by Israeli military forces during ongoing clashes across the occupied Palestinian territory, the Palestinian Red Crescent said Friday.

'No country can stand up to Israel Air Force's firepower': IAF commander: Israel will continue to eliminate regional threats

Israel to open representative office in Abu Dhabi: Israel plans to open a diplomatic-level mission to the International Renewable Energy Agency in Abu Dhabi, the first openly established representative office in the United Arab Emirates, Israeli diplomats said on Friday.

10 killed as suicide attack hits Shia procession in Nigeria: At least 10 people have been killed in a suicide attack on a Shia procession near Kano city in northwest Nigeria. Followers of The Islamic Movement of Nigeria were marching from Kano to Zaria through the village of Dakasoye on Friday when the attack struck.

China to set up first overseas naval facility in Djibouti next to US airbase: The outpost, in the tiny former French colony bordering Ethiopia, Somalia and Eritrea, is also the United States’ only military base on the continent, used as a launching pad for its counter-terrorism operations and drones program in the region.

Army airstrikes kill 17 militants in NW Pakistan: At least 17 militants were killed when Pakistani army launched airstrikes in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Khyber Agency on Friday, an army statement said.

8 ISIS Supporters Killed in Philippine Clash: Eight members of a criminal gang that pledged allegiance to Islamic State jihadists were killed in a firefight with the military in the southern Philippines, officials said today.

ISIL claims responsibility for Bangladesh mosque attack: Two suspects arrested after gunmen storm mosque and open fire on praying worshippers, killing one and wounding three.

Isis: Muslim-majority countries across the world overwhelmingly detest terrorist group: Research showed that the group was almost universally hated by Muslims and non-Muslims alike

Six children die as refugee boats sink off Turkey: report: At least six children drowned Friday in two separate incidents when their boats sank off Turkey while trying to make the risky crossing to Greece, state media reported.

Russia to suspend visa-free travel with Turkey after Su-24 downing: “We have decided to suspend the visa-free regime between Russia and Turkey. This decision will come into force on January 1,” Lavrov said on Thursday, after a meeting in Moscow with his Syrian counterpart Walid Muallem.

Erdogan says Putin 'playing with fire' as war of words continues; Erdogan’s comments come shortly after Russia unilaterally suspend its visa exemption for Turkish citizens

Turkey summons Russian ambassador over 'physical attacks' on missions, firms: Turkey summoned the Russian ambassador to protest "physical attacks" on its missions and companies operating in Russia, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday.

War is a racket: U.S. working to keep up with surging weapons demand: Pentagon: The U.S. government is working hard to ensure quicker processing of U.S. foreign arms sales, which surged 36 percent to $46.6 billion in fiscal 2015 and look set to remain strong in coming years, a top Pentagon official said.

Lobbyists, in Strategy Session, Conclude That Refugee Crisis “Helps Us” Defeat Regulations: In an audio recording of a strategy session obtained by The Intercept, major trade association lobbyists discussed how the refugee crisis has changed the political dynamics in Washington to their advantage.

Family of drowned Kurdish toddler to be admitted to Canada: Some surviving relatives of drowned Kurdish toddler Aylan Kurdi, whose beached corpse became a global symbol of the Syrian refugee crisis, will be admitted to Canada, broadcaster CBC reported on Friday.

'Black Friday' protest of police shooting shuts main Chicago shopping street: On one of the busiest U.S. retails days, thousands of people took to Chicago's most prestigious downtown shopping district on Friday to protest last year's shooting death of a black teenager by a white policeman and the city's handling of the case.


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Key Articles

Zionism's Jewish Enemy


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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