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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 : 3,484

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,588,869,398,070

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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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The Oil Coup
US-Saudi Subterfuge Send Stocks and Credit Reeling


By Mike Whitney

Washington has persuaded the Saudis to flood the market with oil to push down prices, decimate Russia’s economy, and reduce Moscow’s resistance to further NATO encirclement and the spreading of US military bases across Central Asia.
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U.S. Gov’t. Seeks Excuse to Attack Russia

By Eric Zuesse

For America’s elite, the Cold War never ended, because it was never really about communism versus capitalism.
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Manufacturing War: A Primer

By Martin Hellman


The Göring Doctrine has proved as tempting to democratic leaders as to fascist dictators. Witness these examples drawn from recent American history.
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The US: Australia's Dangerous Ally

By Malcolm Fraser

Australia should not embrace America, writes its former prime minister, but preserve itself from Washington’s reckless overreach. Continue

The US Feels the Heat on Palestine Vote at UN

By Jonathan Cook

The floodgates have begun to open across Europe on recognition of Palestinian statehood.
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Whitehall Shockwaves Over Chilcot Draft Report

By Francis Elliott

Extracts from the much delayed report by Sir John Chilcot, which in some cases run to hundreds of pages, have been sent in recent weeks to those criticised for their conduct, to give them a chance to respond before the report is finally published.
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Obama Admits US Wasted 50 Years
President Obama Speech on Cuba


Video

The announcement comes amid a series of new confidence-building measures between the longtime foes, including the release of American Alan Gross and the freeing of three Cubans jailed in the U.S.
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CIA Torture
Health Professionals 'May Have Committed War Crimes', Report Says


By Dominic Rushe

Physicians for Human Rights calls rectal feeding technique ‘form of sexual assault.
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Jeb Bush v. Hillary Clinton:
The Perfectly Illustrative Election

By Glenn Greenwald


One of those two families exploited its vast wealth to obtain political power, while the other exploited its political power to obtain vast wealth.
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Why is Near Term Human Extinction Inevitable?

By Robert J. Burrowes

Extinction might be howling outside our door but, if you have the courage, you can still fight.
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Ignorance Is No Excuse for Wrongdoing, Unless You’re a Cop

By John W. Whitehead

The Supreme Court gave police in America one more ready excuse to routinely violate the laws of the land, this time under the guise of ignorance.
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 Mass grave of 230 killed by ISIS jihadists found in Syria: The bodies of 230 people killed by the Islamic State group have been found in a mass grave uncovered by their relatives in Syria's Deir Ezzor province, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.

U.S. slaps sanctions on Swiss, Dutch companies over Syria: The United States on Wednesday slapped sanctions on Dutch and Swiss oil trading firms for their dealings with the Syrian government, which has been engaged in bloody civil war with opposition forces.

Syria air strikes by US "allies" plunge: As U.S. fighter jets pound Islamic State targets in Syria, Washington's coalition allies appear increasingly absent from the air war.

Fact or fiction? Iraq: 150 women killed after refusing to marry Islamic State fighters: Iraq's Ministry of Human Rights reported the killings in the western province of Anbar, many parts of which are under IS control

First ground clash between ISIS and US forces in Iraq: An American force has fought its actual first battle against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria “ISIS” organization during a counter-attack that was carried out by tribal forces and other force of the Iraqi army near Ein al-Asad base, west of Anbar

16 girls among 26 killed in Yemen: Some 26 civilians including 16 schoolgirls were among the dead Tuesday in a double bomb attack in the central Yemeni city of Radaa, authorities said.

Bomb Kills Five Policemen In South-east Yemen: Five policemen were killed and four others injured after a bomb hit a vehicle in Yemen's southeastern province of Hadramout on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Palestinians: US to veto UN resolution 'to end occupation': US Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly told the Palestinians the United States will veto a proposed Palestinian resolution "to end the occupation" at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday, Palestinian sources said.

European Parliament passes motion in favor of Palestine recognition: The European Parliament accepted, with a large majority, a decision expressing support "in principle" of the recognition of a Palestinian state, along with furthering negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.

Geneva Conventions invoke rights of Palestinians: The international community delivered a stinging rebuke to Israel's settlement construction in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, saying Wednesday the practice violates its responsibilities as an occupying power.

EU court orders Hamas removed from terror list: Court delays implementing the ruling to allow appeals, drawing ire from Israeli PM Netanyahu and praise from Hamas as a 'human rights' victory.

Israel cries foul after EU strikes Hamas from terror list: The Palestinian Islamic group Hamas must be removed from the EU’s terrorism blacklist, but its assets will stay frozen, a European court ruled on Wednesday.

Philip Weiss: Israel will lose all American Jews but the crazies: Op-Ed : Israel didn’t look like this when I was growing up. Not to American Jews anyway.

Afghanistan: US kills 11 people: official: A U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan killed four alledged Pakistani Taliban members and seven other insurgents, a district government official said Wednesday.

12 including militants killed in Helmand attack: Seven people have been killed, when a group of five militants stormed a branch of New Kabul Bank in southern Helmand province.

Pakistan mourns school massacre dead; Relatives of 162 victims prepare for funerals as PM Sharif lifts ban on death penalty for terrorism charges.

Pakistan lifts death penalty moratorium: PM approves abolishing the ban on executions in terror cases in the wake of Peshawar school massacre, which killed 141

In case you missed it; US Kills 160 Children : In one of the worst incidents of the entire drones campaign, yet one of the least reported. A CIA strike on a madrassa or religious school in 2006 killed up to 69 children, among 80 civilians. The attack was on a religious seminary in Chenegai, in Bajaur Agency.

Nigeria: 10 killed, 2 abducted in Borno attack: Gunmen suspected to be members of dreaded Boko Haram terrorists Wednesday waylaid motorists in Madari village of Kukawa local government area of Borno state, killing 10 people, while a young aged woman and her two years old child were abducted.

Five Cameroonian soldiers killed in blast: Five Cameroonian soldiers were killed when their vehicle hit explosives placed on a road by suspected members of the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, the newspaper Le Jour reported on Wednesday.

Egypt army kills 17 in Sinai in the past 3 days: “The armed forces have staged several raids…during which 17 terrorists were killed in exchanges of fire with army and civil forces,” Egyptian military spokesman Mohamed Samir said on Facebook.

Russian Official Says Delivery of U.S. Weapons to Ukraine Will Not Solve Crisis: He said those seeking a solution to the crisis should not supply weapons "that will be used to kill the Russian-speaking inhabitants of Donbass" but put pressure on Kiev to hold talks with the rebels.

Russia plans new measures to stabilise the rouble: The country's central bank said that if necessary, it would provide additional capital to Russia's banks and financial companies. It also said it would hold more foreign exchange auctions if needed.

Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises: Some signs emerged Wednesday that the ruble's freefall may have come to an end and the currency could recover, at least in the short-term

Ukraine has a high probability of a coup: The former head of the Ukrainian intelligence Mykola Malomuzh published the data about the imminent release of the presidency in Ukraine. The existing system headed Poroshenko may be overthrown.

Chevron Shale Exit Shreds Ukraine’s Hope of Energy Independence: Shale gas was supposed to be Ukraine’s ticket to greater energy independence from Russia. Chevron Corp. (CVX)’s decision to pull the plug has smashed those hopes.

China, Russia Dump US Treasurys In October As Foreigners Sell Most US Stocks Since 2007: China and Russia dumped US Treasurys in October, some $14 billion and $10 billion, respecitvely, in the process sending China's total Treasury holdings to just $1,253 billion, the lowest since February 2013 and just $30 billion more than the TSYs held by America's second largest (offshore) creditor, Japan.

Mexico vigilantes in deadly shoot-out: 11 killed: Clash between rival "self-defence" groups in western state of Michoacan claims more at least 11 lives, officials say..

Cuba releases US prisoner Alan Gross, after 5 years: Jailed Jewish contractor set free on humanitarian grounds, heading home on a US government plane; three Cubans to be released in US

US to start talks with Cuba to normalize full diplomatic relations: AP: The U.S. is starting talks with Cuba to normalize full diplomatic relations and open an embassy, according to U.S. officials.

The basics of the major new US-Cuba deal: The US and Cuba have announced a broad agreement between the countries that will be a first and historic step toward normalizing relations after more than 50 years of hostility. Here are the basics of what each country has agreed to, as is known so far:

US Fines German Bank US$1Bn for Doing Business with Cuba: A particularly high fine of US$900 million was placed on the French bank BNP Paribas SA in July. In response, Arnaud Montebourg, the critical finance minister, told the Financial Times that the U.S. policy is “economic warfare.”

Americans Are Basically OK With CIA Torture Methods Like Rectal Feeding: Despite a scathing report on torture, a majority of survey respondents approve of the CIA's grisly methods.

Kansas Congressman M.I.A. After Tucking Wall Street Bailout Into Government Spending Bill: For all the anger among progressives about a Wall Street bailout provision that made its way into the just-passed $1.1 trillion government spending bill, there's been little attention on the person who put it in there.

December 16, 2014

Act Of War?
Obama Will Sign Russia Sanctions Bill, Arms For Ukraine: White House


By AFP


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday branded the new sanctions as hostile.
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Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking

By Dennis Kucinich

Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a far-reaching Russia sanctions bill, a hydra-headed incubator of poisonous conflict.
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Rouble vs. Dollar Games
From a Perspective of a Russian Businessman


By Zems

The task is simple - we need to drop the ruble to the maximum, and then buy all that we can, giving away the dollars that are no longer needed and not guaranteed by anything.
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The U.S. Is Practically Begging for Global War

By Joshua Krause

It should be perfectly clear by now that our government is hell bent on starting World War Three.
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US To Attack Russia in 2015

Must Watch

By Evgeny Fedorov, a deputy in the Russian parliament.

In the next few years it will come to a head, with only two possible outcomes : the destruction of Russian civilization or the collapse of the American empire.
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Russia Wants East Ukraine To Stay With Kiev Under Reformed Constitution

By Reuters

Lavrov said Ukraine needed a constitutional reform "with the participation of all regions and all political powers" that would allow the two rebellious eastern regions to remain part of the country.
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Go West, Young Han
As Washington “Pivots” to Asia, China Does the Eurasian Pirouette


By Pepe Escobar

Moscow remains the only power capable of negotiating a global strategic balance with Washington and putting some limits on its empire of chaos. 
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Regime-Change Makeover
Blaming Syria for the Rise of ISIS


By Finian Cunningham


A classic case of the terrorists and their terror-master blaming the victim. 
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How Change Is Stymied

By Paul Craig Roberts


I have concluded that corruption is so dominant in the US today that change for the better cannot come from internal sources.
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A Tale of Two Girls: Malala and Nabeela

By Sufyan bin Uzayr


Much like Malala, Nabeela too recently travelled to the Western part of the world, albeit the latter went to USA with an altogether different purpose.
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Imperialism and the Politics of Torture

By James Petras


The US copied and amplified Israel’s extra-judicial ‘targeted’ killings – the center piece of Obama’s counter-terrorism policy.
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How ‘Awesome’ Is America?

By Robert Parry


America has an extraordinary capacity to submerge unpleasant truths about its past and present, from African-American slavery and Native-American genocide to bloodbaths in Vietnam and Iraq.
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US Television Provides Ample Platform for American Torturers, But None to Their Victims

By Glenn Greenwald

They do that because including those victims would, shatter the myths of American Goodness and the conceit that even when Americans do heinous things, they do it with Goodness and Freedom in their hearts.
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Private Prisons:
How US Corporations Make Money Out Of Locking You Up


Video

Today the US is home to 5% of the world's population but a quarter of the world's prisoners.
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80 Children among 130 killed in Pakistan school attack: Several explosions and gunfire rung out as six armed men attacked the Army Public School on Tuesday morning, in one the bloodiest attacks in Pakistan's history. Six attackers were killed in the operation and that the death toll is likely to rise.

Afghanistan: 16 Armed Taliban Killed, Wounded In Nangarhar Clashes: Five armed Taliban including a Pakistani fighter were killed and 11 others wounded in a clash in Nangarhar province this morning.

Around 180 Syrian soldiers, jihadists reported killed in battle for base: Around 100 Syrian soldiers and 80 Islamist fighters were killed during a two-day battle in which insurgents captured the Wadi al-Deif military base, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Tuesday.

18 civilians killed in bus attack in Syria's Damascus: At least 18 people have been killed in a gun attack on an intercity bus that was on its way from the Syrian city of Raqqa to the capital Damascus, a Syrian anti-Assad coalition said Tuesday.

Al-Qaeda faction in Syria claims to have U.S.-supplied anti-tank weapon: Video - As extremist rebels in Syria lay claim to fresh weapons, a new video circulating online purports to show an al-Qaeda-linked group fielding U.S.-supplied anti-tank weapons that may have been intended for more moderate factions in the conflict.

25 people killed after two car bombs explode in central Yemen : The first car bomb exploded near a checkpoint manned by Shi'ite Houthi rebels while a school bus was passing, killing 15 students, sources said. The second car exploded near the house of an official in the area rumored to support Houthis killing ten, they said.

Iraq: 19, including 11 troops killed in attacks: At least 19 people, including 11 security personnel were killed in clashes with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists Monday across Iraq, a security source said.

Two local Iraqi officials killed execution style after kidnap: Two Iraqi local government officials who were kidnapped last week were found dead on the outskirts of Baghdad, officials said on Tuesday, accusing Shi'ite militiamen of killing them in a sectarian power struggle that is playing out across Iraq.

Israeli occupation force soldiers kill Palestinian in West Bank: Israeli soldiers have shot and killed a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank refugee camp of Qalandiya, near Ramallah.

30 Palestinians injured as thousands lay Qalandiya man to rest: Over 10,000 people on Tuesday afternoon participated in the funeral procession of Mahmoud Adwan who was killed hours earlier during an Israeli raid on Qalandiya refugee camp.

Why won’t the media report on Israeli violence in East Jerusalem?: Israel operates a regime of control and violence across East Jerusalem. The Israeli army, police and settlers all play their part in the daily aggression against Palestinians, whose very existence in East Jerusalem is becoming increasingly precarious.

Palestine, France in 'final touches' to UN bid: Fatah central committee member says Palestine and France are coordinating and putting the final touches on a UN resolution to end the Israeli occupation.

John Kerry races to stop UN bid to force Israeli withdrawal: The US Secretary of State met chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat to persuade him not to rush ahead with a draft UN resolution seeking to set a two-year timetable for an end to the Israeli occupation — which could be submitted to the world body as early as tonight.

Israel Counting On US to Veto Palestinian UN Resolution: "The consistent American policy for the past 47 years has opposed such unilateral steps. There is no reason for that to change, and we expect that it won't change," noted an Israeli senior official from the Prime Minister's entourage, as quoted by Haaretz.

Germany says will help finance four new Israeli warships: As part of its atonement for the Nazi Holocaust, Germany is committed to Israel's security and has often helped pay for the cost of military equipment such as submarines.

Ruble plummets losing more than 20% in a day, hitting new dollar and euro lows: The Russian stock market also went haywire, dropping more than 15 percent as of 2:30pm Moscow time, after it dropped 11 percent the day before. Sberbank, the country's largest lender, lost 17.77 percent, and VTB, the second biggest bank, fell by 14.29 percent. Oil and gas companies Gazprom, Rosneft, and Surgut also saw shares plummet.

Russia Defends Ruble With Biggest Rate Rise Since 1998: In a surprise announcement just before 1 a.m. in Moscow, the Russian central bank said it would raise its key interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent, effective today. The move was the largest single increase since 1998, when Russian rates soared past 100 percent and the government defaulted on debt.

The Russian Ruble Is Hereby Halted Until Further Notice: So for those curious why there appears to be a collapse in Ruble volatility in the past few hours which in turn has sent both stocks and crude soaring, the answer is simple: nobody is trading it!

IMF, World Bank Halt Lending To Ukraine : Multi-billion dollar lending to Ukraine by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank has stopped amid growing doubts among country board directors at the two international organizations that the Ukrainian Government can meet repayment commitments

Major Anti-Russian False Flag Coming?: Ukraine is a pretext. A US-led NATO platform. A dysfunctional, criminal Washington installed neo-Nazi regime. Economically bankrupt. With no legitimacy whatever. Dependent on outside support for survival. America's newest colony.

It's Not Just Russia: Middle East In Freefall, Biggest Plunge In 6 Years: Dubai's Financial Market General Index is now down 40% since the peak in oil prices in June this year.

OPEC won’t cut production even if oil below $40 – UAE energy minister: The UAE Energy Minister Suhail Al-Mazrouei says OPEC will maintain output at 30 million barrels of oil a day, and wants to monitor the price for three months before even considering a meeting about possible changes.

Blair whitewash? Ex-PM prepared to face CIA torture inquiry: Tony Blair will face an inquiry into British complicity in the CIA's torture of terror suspects. The former prime minister’s decision came to light following Home Secretary Theresa May’s announcement that the probe would not be judge-led.

The allegations against MI6 are serious – so why aren't they front page news?: The growing row over British security services' possible involvement in the CIA torture programme is starting to fill a few column inches. Slowly but surely, parliamentarians are feeling the pressure to investigate it fully.

Julian Assange Unleashed: Hillary Clinton Is A Threat, Google Is A Monopoly And Should Be Broken Up, BoA Data Taken By Ex-Employee

Colombia announces deaths of rebel fighters: Colombia's president has announced the deaths of nine rebel fighters in an aerial bombing raid by the Colombian army and in clashes with troops in a southeastern jungle region.

Mexico Gov't Claims on Disappeared Students Exposed: teleSUR interviews the journalists whose explosive revelations show higher levels of official involvement in the disappearance of 43 students.

Venezuela Wants to Take the US to Court Over War Crimes: The President of Venezuela proposed the creation an international committee of lawyers to charge the U.S. government for the wars in the Middle East and the deaths of black civilians by police.

Venezuelans march against United States sanctions: Thousands of government supporters in Venezuela have marched through the streets of Caracas to denounce the recent approval of sanctions by the US. President Nicolas Maduro addressed his supporters at the end of the march and accused the US of trying to intervene in his country's domestic affairs.

Who Gets Citgo’s Assets If Venezuela Defaults?: Venezuela’s bondholders have long held that if the South American country ever defaulted, they’d be able to seize its refineries and almost 6,000 gas stations in the U.S.

Evo Morales: We Will Confront U.S. Economic Aggression: “We are going to confront this economic aggression, together” Morales said, explicitly referring to pressures the United States has put on Latin America. “It is not a coincidence that the oil price is falling ... It is not a coincidence that Argentina faces the problem with vulture funds.”

Attorney General Allows Limited Subpoena of New York Times Journalist: Attorney General Eric Holder has given federal prosecutors permission to subpoena New York Times reporter James Risen for some information regarding his connection to a former employee of the Central Intelligence Agency.

U.S. fights to stop release of photos showing soldiers abusing and sexually humiliating prisoners in Iraq: A federal judge has given government lawyers until Friday to prove that the 2,000 pictures could pose a threat to national security.

Iraq war veteran who killed six found dead in woods: The body of Bradley Stone, 35, was discovered in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, a day after he shot dead ex-wife Nicole Hill, 33, her mother, grandmother, sister, brother-in-law and 14-year-old niece.

Excellent Thought Experiment re #TortureReport: Cartoon

Locked away for 17 months, accused Boston Marathon bomber set to emerge in court this week: He spends most of his days in "nearly total isolation," according to his attorneys, locked behind a heavy steel door in a tiny cell in the most restricted wing at Fort Devens medical prison 40 miles outside Boston.

Jeb Bush to 'actively explore' run for president: In a holiday message posted on Bush's Facebook page and Twitter account, the son and brother of past Republican presidents said he discussed the "future of our nation" and a potential bid for the White House with members of his family over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Food Stamp Beneficiaries Exceed 46,000,000: The number of beneficiaries who receive compensation from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, has topped 46,000,000 for 37 straight months,

65 Percent of Children Live in Households on Federal Aid Programs: The Census Bureau reported in a study released this week that 65 percent of American children lived in households taking aid from one or more federal program as of the fall of 2011.

 December 15, 2014

 

How Vladimir Putin Upset NATO’s Strategy

By Thierry Meyssan

As long ago, against France or Germany, her initial defeat could be the guarantee of her victory in the end.
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Russia Pivots to Eurasia for Trade and Military Alliances

Michael Hudson

NATO’s putting Europe in military danger.
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U.S. Taxpayers Now Alone in Financing Ukraine’s Ethnic Cleansing Campaign

By Eric Zuesse

IMF Says Ukraine Fails to Meet Conditions of the April 30th 2014 $17 Billion Loan.
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ISIS—the New Israel

By Chris Hedges

It is seeking to establish, as the Zionists did in Palestine, a utopian, religious state.
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Psychologist Admits He Waterboarded al Qaeda Suspects: Report

By Reuters


The Senate report said he and Jessen earned as much as $1,800 a day.
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Thank God For Noam Chomsky
Language Is Distorted In Order To Hide US State Wrongdoing


By Robert Fisk

The whole filthy business is wrapped up in a three-letter abbreviation.
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American Torture -- Past, Present, and… Future?

By Rebecca Gordon

Maybe torture “worked” on occasion. Probably it didn’t. But it doesn’t matter because torture is illegal under U.S. and international law, and it’s a moral abomination.
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America’s Ironic Sanctioning of Venezuela

By Ted Snider


America has made such a banality out of hypocrisy that there is no longer any irony: only naďveté for having expected something different.
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Clinical Psychologist Explains
How Ayn Rand Helped Turn The US Into A Selfish And Greedy Nation

By Bruce E. Levine

Ayn Rand removed Americans’ guilt for being selfish and uncaring about anyone except themselves. Continue

Embracing the Specter of Systemic Collapse

By Tristan A. Shaw

Does the human race have the capacity to overcome its spiritual impoverishment? Will we employ the necessary moral codes that will ensure the maintenance of our species?
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40 civilians, opposition killed in Syria battles - SOHR: Some 40 civilians and opposition fighters have been killed in clashes with governemnt forces and by airstrikes in Syria's Idlib, Aleppo and Deir Azzor, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday night.

Syrian Army Encircles Militant-Controlled City of Aleppo: Source: Government forces "have cut the eastern blocks of the city from the northern suburb, which borders Turkey, and where the militants come from."

Syria : Rebels capture key Idlib army bases: Members of al-Nusra Front, supported by those from Jund al-Aqsa, captured Wadi al-Deif base on Monday after launching a fierce offensive on Sunday morning. Ahrar al-Sham later joined their assault on the nearby Hamidiya base.

Five killed, 13 injured in Baghdad attacks: Also, the Iraqi Peshmerga have claimed to have taken control of three villages from the ISIL group in northern Iraq’s Kirkuk city.

China offers military help to Iraq to defeat ISIS – report: Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jafari says that his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, has made an offer to help Iraq fight Islamic State militants. Beijing has volunteered to assist with airstrikes, though it will not join the US-led coalition against ISIS.

Top separatist among 2 shot dead in Yemen: A separatist activist was among two people shot dead in southern Yemen on Monday, as secessionists staged a day of civil disobedience, witnesses and activists said.

Palestinians push UN bid as Kerry meets Netanyahu: The Palestinians said that they would put the draft text before the UN Security Council on Wednesday. It would set a two-year deadline for Israeli troops to withdraw from the West Bank - a timetable which the US has already opposed as complicating the stalled peace negotiations.

A visit to Russia's Jewish autonomous region: Birobidzhan was built on a true “land without a people” and did not have to displace anyone to make the Communist Jewish dream come true.

5 people killed as Libyan troops clash over oil ports Ras Lanuf and Sidra: Rival Libyan troops have clashed over two of the country's main oil terminals for a second day, leading to their closure. Forces allied to the Libya Dawn movement, which controls the capital Tripoli and most of western Libya, launched a surprise assault on the oil facilities on Saturday.

Resumption of military aid to Egypt part of US spending bill for 2015: A new clause permits Secretary of State to bypass democratic conditions on aid. A White House aide disclosed that the change in policy follows strong lobbying from Egypt and allies including Saudi Arabia, pro-Israel lobby AIPAC, UAE and Jordan

12 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Kunar; At least 12 Taliban insurgents were killed and 22 others were injured in a clash with Afghan security forces and residents of Dangam district of eastern Kunar province, local officials said on Monday.

Gunman, two hostages killed as police end Sydney siege: Heavy gunfire and blasts from stun grenades could be heard just after 02:00, and in the chaos, Monis was killed. He was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital.

Ukraine's three major airports closed indefinitely — state aviation service: Three major airports - Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhia - have been closed indefinitely, Ukraine’s State Air Traffic Service said on its website on Monday.

Kiev Denies Allegations of NATO Equipment Shipments to Closed Airports: The Eastern Ukrainian militia reports an increase of air activity over the territory controlled by the Ukrainian forces, according to Rossiyskaya Gazeta. The militia fighters spotted transport and attack planes, as well as strike and multipurpose helicopters.

Financial Times: IMF warns Ukraine bailout at risk of collapse: The International Monetary Fund has identified a $15 billion shortfall in its bailout for war-torn Ukraine and warned western governments the gap will need to be filled within weeks to avoid financial collapse

France, Germany Press Ukrainian Government to Begin Reforms: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Sunday to urge him to press ahead with economic reforms in the country to facilitate access to foreign aid.

Moscow shifts to tougher economic relationship with Ukraine - PM: "We will no longer support the Ukrainian economy. It is a burden for us and to be honest, we are tired of it," he wrote in Nezavisimaya Gazeta, a privately owned daily newspaper.

Russian rouble falls to new low against US dollar: The 60 mark is considered a "psychological barrier" for Russia's national currency, says the BBC's Moscow correspondent, Steve Rosenberg.

Chevron pulls out of gas extraction in western Ukraine: The termination is a setback to Ukraine's twin efforts to achieve energy independence from Russia and create a more inviting business climate for Western firms.

‘America needs a Perestroika’ – Gorbachev: “The US needs an enemy in order to return to their old policy of pressure. They can’t live without it. They are still enslaved by their old policy,” he elaborated.

Strikes across Belgium cause transport chaos: A nationwide strike in Belgium has brought air, rail and road transport to a standstill and forced many businesses to close. The widespread industrial action is the latest in a series of strikes protesting against the new centre-right coalition's austerity policies.

Germany tense over anti-Islam 'Pegida' march in Dresden: A march against "Islamisation of the West" is due to take place in Dresden, with turnout expected to reach about 10,000 in the eastern German city.

War criminal: Cheney says CIA interrogators were heroes: Ex-US vice-president insists CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques worked and says 'I'll do it again.'

The Detainee Abuse Photos Obama Didn’t Want You To See: The Obama administration is withholding hundreds, perhaps even thousands of photographs showing the U.S. government’s brutal treatment of detainees, meaning that revelations about detainee abuse could well continue

When Doctors Torture: Medical officers used their knowledge to aid and abet the CIA's interrogation tactics.

America’s Earlier Embrace of Torture: The ugly truth is that the CIA has long taught and encouraged torture in U.S. client states,

Nicaragua to ban 2 U.S. lawmakers over sanctions on Venezuela: Nicaragua’s president said he is banning Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen from traveling to the Central American country in protest of the Venezuela sanctions the two helped pass in Congress on Wednesday, according to a newspaper report.

ALBA Summit Concludes, Rejects US Interference in the Region: The bloc of Latin American and Caribbean countries condemned new U.S. sanctions against Venezuela and demanded Washington end its economic blockade on Cuba.

Remarks by Senator Warren on Citigroup and its bailout provision: Video - Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke on the floor of the Senate on Dec. 12, 2014 about the provision that Citigroup added to the omnibus budget package.

December 14, 2014

The New European 'Arc Of Instability'

By Pepe Escobar

Another declaration of (economic) war.
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War Drums Beat Louder and Faster Between the U.S. and Russia

By Eric Zuesse

Washington isn’t out to help the Ukrainian people; it’s solely using Ukraine as a launching-pad for WW III against Russia.
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Russian State Duma Could Authorize the Use of Russian Troops in Ukraine

By Rusvesna

The Russian Federation cannot calmly watch as the US arms Ukraine with the most modern lethal weapons.
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U.S. Has Given Up On The Fee Syrian Army

By Moon Of Alabama


The United States has stopped paying most of the pro-western rebels fighting in northern Syria.
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Syrian No-Fly-Zone a Bid to Save Al Qaeda

By Tony Cartalucci


“Israel air strikes wiped out Russian hardware for thwarting US no-fly zone plan over Syria,”
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In Gallup Poll, The Biggest Threat To World Peace Is ... America?

By Eric Brown

A surprising 13 percent of American respondents rated their own nation the biggest threat to world peace as well.
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Israel’s Jews Are Trapped In Their Public Narrative

By Alan Hart

Israel’s Jews have got to make the first major move if there is ever to be peace based on justice for the Palestinians and security for all.
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This is NOT Recognition

By Miko Peled

We should demand recognition that Israel is occupied Palestine, that all Israeli towns and cities are illegal settlements, and that it is time to free Palestine and its people from the illegitimate colonialist
regime known as Israel. Continue

Clashing Face-to-Face on Torture

By Ray McGovern

Here was a unique chance to publicly confront a malleable, moral dwarf who had been in a uniquely powerful position to end the torture.
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Put Blair and Straw on Trial For Torture

By Craig Murray

We don’t need an inquiry into British complicity in torture. We need a trial. And it should be Tony Blair and Jack Straw in the dock.
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Guantanamo Bay is the Real Scandal

By Alpha Winston

It’s impossible to stand by idly as America’s politicians and pundits feign soul-searching in the wake of the report when those same individuals largely ignore the ongoing and severe affront to the rule of law that is Guantanamo Bay.
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The Lawless Society

By Joe Firestone

Any semblance of equal justice under the law is now gone from what our leaders claim is the world's leading democracy.
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How To Renounce Your US Citizenship And Become Stateless

By Jeff Berwick

"I formally renounced my US Citizenship on June 21, 2013." Glen Roberts.
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The Global Bankers’ Coup:
Bail-In and the Shadowy Financial Stability Board


By Ellen Brown

Political colonialism is now a thing of the past, but under the new FSB guidelines, nations could still be held in feudalistic subservience to foreign masters.
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19 police killed as Islamic State militants capture major town in surprise attack: Islamic State fighters stormed a town in Iraq's western Anbar province on Saturday, killing at least 19 policemen and trapping others inside their headquarters, in the latest attack in the desert region where it controls large amounts of territory, officials said.

IS Militants Shoot Down Iraqi Helicopter, Both Pilots Killed: The EC635 helicopter was shot down on the outskirts of the city of Samarra, about 95 kilometers north of Baghdad.

British troops to return to Iraq next month to fight ISIS: UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that hundreds of British troops will be sent to Iraq next month to train local Kurdish and Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.

23 killed as Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic fighters attack Syrian forces: No less than 15 soldiers in regime forces were killed by an attack by Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic fighters on their bastions in Wadi al-Deif and al-Hamdia camps, while no less than 8 fighters from the other side were killed during the clashes in the area. Jabhat al-Nusra devastated a tank for regime forces around Wadi al-Deif camp with an American Tao missile.

Syrian government forces kill 21 fighters in advance on Aleppo: Aleppo province: 21 fighters from Jabhat al-Nusra and Islamic battalions were killed by an attack by regime forces backed by Hezbollah and Non-Syrian fighters on al-Mallah farmlands, regime forces gained control in the area

ISIL beheads four men for blasphemy in Syria, monitor says: The men were beheaded in the countryside east of the city of Homs by the militant group's "Islamic Police", the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Rebels advance on 2 bases in northwestern Syria: - Rebels and al-Qaida militants took over at least three government checkpoints Sunday around a pair of military bases in northwestern Syria, activists said.

14 people killed in Yemen attack: Attack by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula leave 14 dead, even as Houthi rebels claim taking control of Sanaa district.

Yemeni army kills five al-Qaeda militants disguised as veiled women: Five suspected members of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group were killed near the Yemeni-Saudi border on Saturday in a gun battle with Yemeni troops.

Erekat: UN resolution by Monday: PLO chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said Sunday that a resolution to end the Israeli occupation will be submitted to the UN Security Council "in the coming few hours, or maybe on Monday."

Netanyahu to Tell Kerry that Israel Will Rebuff U.N. Moves Towards Palestinian State: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would tell U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel will rebuff any moves at the United Nations to set a timeframe for a withdrawal from territory Palestinians seek for state

19 Taliban insurgents killed in counter-terrorism operations: The Ministry of Interior (MoI) following a statement said the operations were conducted in the past 24 hours in Kunduz, Faryab, Badakhshan, Sar-e-Pul, Ghazni, Herat and Ghor provinces.

Two U.S. occupation force soldiers killed by Taliban attack near Afghan capital: - A Taliban bomb killed two American soldiers in a NATO convoy late on Friday night near the U.S. Bagram Airfield base north of Kabul, a U.S. defence official said on Saturday.

Exit polls show big win for Japan's Abe: Ruling coalition keeps two-thirds majority in vote dubbed referendum on prime minister's strategy for reviving economy.

15 killed as militants clash in Somalia: At least 15 people were killed in clashes Saturday between government forces and members of the Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a (ASW) militia in the city of Dhusamareb in Somalia's central province of Galguduud, a government official has said.

Four killed as Libya rival forces clash over control of eastern oil ports: Four people were killed and seven injured in airstrikes by forces loyal to Libya's recognized government on Saturday, targeting near the eastern oil ports of Ras Lanuf and al-Sider to stop an advance by a rival force, officials said.

Libya: Fighting closes largest oil export terminal: The minister of oil in Libya's Tripoli-based government says the country's largest oil shipping terminal has been shut down due to clashes between rival militias.

Fighting near Libya's main border crossing to Tunisia: Fighting between armed factions allied to Libya's competing governments broke out on Sunday near the country's main border crossing to Tunisia, Libyan and Tunisian officials said.

Two Egypt policemen killed in Sinai drive-by shooting : Gunmen killed two Egyptian policemen in a drive-by shooting in the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, security and medical officials said.

Mali confirms militant-hostage swap: Mali confirms that four Islamist militants were freed in exchange for the release of French hostage Serge Lazarevic this week.

Russia says will react if U.S. imposes new sanctions: Russia will take counter measures if Washington imposes new sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis, Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Saturday.

Ukraine welcomes prospect of US military aid: Russia condemns bill due for final approval that would open way for $350m of military hardware to be sent to Ukraine.

Ukraine’s Military Budget Will Be Over $3 Billion in 2015: Ukrainian officials plan to increase the military budget to about $3.2 billion for 2015, a 100 percent increase over this year. - This news comes after Ukraine announced plans for a border wall with Russia costing over half a billion dollars.

Ukrainian troops to be treated in UK: Five Ukrainian servicemen seriously wounded in fighting with pro-Russian separatists will be treated in a British hospital, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond announced Sunday.

Russia is running out of money – not…: Russia is not in crisis. It is going through a very painful adjustment caused by tanking oil prices, but its economic fundamentals remain extremely solid – far better in fact than most of the countries in Western Europe, let alone the rest of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). It is Ukraine that is on the verge of an economic meltdown.

Rove: Bush knew about CIA’s harsh tactics: Former President George W. Bush knew about and authorized the CIA’s use of harsh interrogation techniques such as waterboarding, sleep deprivation and other controversial tactics, according to Karl Rove, Bush’s former top political adviser.

'CIA paid me to use airstrip as rendition zone... and to look the other way': Former airport director reveals secret Polish staging post for U.S. torture programme

Romania agreed to host CIA 'black sites' to be accepted into NATO - ex spy chief: Romania allowed the CIA to use a number of sites on its territory, a former head of the country’s intelligence confessed. He added that Bucharest’s bid to join NATO at the time prevented it from asking the US about the purposes of the sites.

Jack Straw speaks about his complicity in CIA torture and rendition: Jack Straw's wriggle room seemed to shrink when the Guardian submitted questions to him that would clarify his role in CIA torture.

Diego Garcia guards its secrets even as the truth on CIA torture emerges: There have long been questions on the role of the British territory in the rendition of US terror suspects. But not even the Senate’s damning report on CIA black sites has answered them

Canadian government lies over complicity in CIA torture: Tuesday’s publication of the US Senate report into the CIA’s brutal interrogation techniques in the aftermath of 9/11 has shed new light on Ottawa’s complicity in acts of torture.

Congress Quietly Bolsters NSA Spying in Intelligence Bill: ‘It grants the executive branch virtually unlimited access to the communications of every American,’ warned Rep. Justin Amash.

 

 

Haiti prime minister resigns amid protests: Decision follows demonstrations in several cities in support of new elections and resignations of PM and president.

'Only with a common path can we advance,' President Maduro Stresses at the ALBA Summit: Heads of state and government representatives from ALBA member states begin discussions to strengthen regional economic and political cooperation.

Uruguay Takes on London Bankers, Marlboro Mad Men and the TPP: What the hell is happening in tiny Uruguay? South America's second smallest country, with a population of just 3.4 million, has generated international headlines out of proportion to its size over the past year

Senate passes $1.1 trillion spending bill: The 56-40 vote on the long-term funding bill was the main item left on Congress' year-end agenda. The measure provides money for nearly the entire government through the Sept. 30 end of the current budget year.

Thousands march against US police killings: Organisers said that Saturday's marches in Washington DC and New York City would rank among the largest in the recent wave of protests against killings that have brought the treatment of minorities by police onto the national agenda.

America is waking up.: Video - Time Lapse Video Shows Massive Amount of People who Protested Police Brutality

Convicted With No Evidence by an All-White Jury, Black Community Leader Rev. Edward Pinkney Faces Life in Prison

 December 12. 2014

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Shale Leads the Way
Will Falling Oil Prices Crash the Markets?


By Mike Whitney

The US wants a weak and divided Russia that will comply with US plans to increase its military bases in Central Asia.
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These Are Lies The New York Times Wants You to Believe About Russia

By Patrick L. Smith

Our sanctions caused Russia's downturn. They protect Big Oil and make the world more dangerous.
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On the Brink of War and Economic Collapse

By Paul Craig Roberts


The American people cannot tell genuine from fake leadership, and the ruling private elites will not permit real leaders to emerge.
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What’s the Next Step to Stop Torture?

By Ray McGovern

The grim details about the CIA’s torture techniques – from waterboarding to “rectal rehydration” – have overwhelmed the final defenses of the torture apologists.
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"Both Sides" Are Wrong:
Torture Did Work -- to Produce Lies for War


By Sam Husseini

Contrary to the claim that torture helped save lives, torture helped build the case of lies for war that took hundreds of thousands of Iraqi lives.
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The Big Torture Story Everyone Is Missing
The Media Is Focusing On the WRONG Senate Torture Report


By WashingtonsBlog

While the torture report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee is very important, it doesn’t address the big scoop regarding torture.
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The CIA’s Torture Program

By Paul Craig Roberts


The only exceptional thing about the US is the extent of the evil that resides in Washington, D.C.
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CIA & Torture – All Americans Are Now At Risk When Captured

By Martin Armstrong


Criminal Charges must be filed and people must be placed on trial if the USA hopes to protect its own people.
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In Case You Missed it
Full Transcript of Bin Laden Video


By Osama bin Laden

The American economy bled and Bush became embroiled in the swamps of Iraq that threatened his future.
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The Dark Side of the Liberals' Darling
Reality, Politics and Elizabeth Warren

By Robert Fantina

During Israel’s most recent slaughter of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, when Mrs. Warren was asked her opinion of Israel bombing families, she literally ran away from the reporter!
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Over 54 killed in clashes with IS militants in Iraq: In Iraq's northern central province of Salahudin, the security forces backed by Shiite militias and aircraft seized towns of Mkeshifa and al-Mu'tasim in north and south of the city of Samarra respectively after two days of fierce clashes with the IS militants

Bush- Blair Legacy Continues - 14 Iraqi soldiers killed in Anbar bomb attack: The attackers stole an army vehicle on Friday and detonated it at the army base. At least ten soldiers were injured in the incident that took place at Mustawdah Commercial Street.

Iraqi army prepares for 'liberation of Mosul': The Iraqi government has set up an operations room for the liberation of the city, Zebari said, adding that success of the offensive depended on coordination between Iraqi forces and the US-led international coalition.

Isis: the inside story: One of the Islamic State’s senior commanders reveals exclusive details of the terror group’s origins inside an Iraqi prison – right under the noses of their American jailers. Report by Martin Chulov

US Senate approves US$585 bln defense bill: The U.S. Senate on Friday passed a sweeping 585-billion-U.S.dollar defense policy bill that will pay for the Pentagon's activities in fiscal 2015, and give President Barack Obama authority to expand the campaign against the Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria.

Congress approves plan to train Syrian rebels in defense bill: Congress overwhelmingly passed a new defense spending bill that will allow the Pentagon to carry out its budding plan to arm and train rebel groups in Syria as part of the military campaign against Islamic State militants.

Syrian rebels kill 300 civilians: Syrian rebels using improvised mortar bombs made of cooking gas canisters killed 311 civilians between July and December this year, a monitoring group said on Friday, condemning the use of the wildly inaccurate weapons.

Over 900 killed, injured in rebels' shelling in Aleppo: Over 900 civilians were either injured or killed over the past 162 days as a result of the rebels' shelling on government-controlled areas in the northern city of Aleppo, a monitoring group reported on Friday.

Iraq may delay $4.6 billion payment to Kuwait: Iraq is seeking to postpone a final $4.6 billion instalment of reparations for its 1990-91 occupation of Kuwait, finance minister Hoshiyar Zebari told Reuters, as it faces a cash crisis caused by falling oil prices and war with ISIS.

EU bans export of jet fuel used by Syrian air force: European Union governments agreed on Friday to ban the export of jet fuel to Syria from Sunday, saying it was being used by the Syrian air force for indiscriminate attacks against civilians.

Israel blasts Switzerland over Palestinian summit: Israel has criticized Switzerland for hosting an international conference next week on how rules of war known as the Geneva Conventions apply in the Palestinian territories, charging the move raises doubts about the famous Swiss neutrality.

Over 150 "Boko Haram" Militants Killed In Cameroon: The men were reportedly killed during an attack in Amchide, an area near the Nigerian border, at about 8:30pm on Thursday night, according to a top security source.

7 Militants Killed, 10 Injured in Military Raids in Egypt: At least 17 militants were killed and 10 others injured during military raids in the Egypt's restive North Sinai during the past 24 hours.

1 killed, many arrested in Egypt pro-Morsi protests: At least one was killed and three were injured on Friday in Kafr El-Sheikh province in Egypt, about 125 km north of the capital Cairo, during clashes between security forces and protesters supporting ousted Islamist President Mohamed Morsi.

Britain pays Ł400,000 to silence Libyan dissident: Abdel Hakim Belhadj, an Islamist militant fighter, says he was subjected to ‘extraordinary rendition’ to Libya on the basis of MI6 intelligence and tortured with the help of British spies.

Uproar over Kenyan anti-terror bill: Kenya's parliament backs a bill giving security agencies greater powers following recent attacks, but rights groups are strongly critical.

20 militants killed in Herat: The two-day fierce gun-battle between Afghans security forces and militants in Shindad district ended on Friday with the killings of 20 rebels, the provincial governor said.

Modi, Putin discuss defence, energy: Russia will remain India’s foremost defence partner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday while announcing that Russia had accepted India’s offer to jointly manufacture light-utility helicopters.

E. Ukraine ceasefire finally ‘real’, both sides confirm: The ceasefire in Ukraine is actually being implemented, and both sides of the conflict have acknowledged this in a rare demonstration of accord after months of mutual accusations.

Russia Outraged Over US Move to Arm Ukraine, More Sanctions: Russia on Friday expressed outrage at the US Senate's approval of a bill to potentially provide lethal military aid to Ukraine in its fight against Kremlin-backed separatists, and to impose fresh sanctions on Moscow.

Propaganda alert: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko warns new Cold War is looming: Visiting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has warned Europe is sliding towards a new Cold War and urged the world to stand up to Russia for the sake of global law and order.

US tanks, APCs, Humvees roll through Latvia (VIDEO, PHOTOS): A freight train carrying a whole column of American armored vehicles has been caught on camera in Latvia. Dalbe Railway Station

George Galloway attacker jailed for 16 months : George Galloway has revealed that he now feels too scared to go anywhere alone – as the man who attacked the Respect MP in a London street while calling him an anti-Semite was jailed for 16 months.

Brazil, Uruguay move away from US dollar in trade: Brazil and Uruguay have switched to settling bilateral trade with local currency to stimulate turnover, bypassing the US dollar.

The Budget Deal Gives the Pentagon Just As Much Money As It Got During the Iraq War: Once again, tea partiers and Democrats agree not to mess with the military.

 

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Zionism's Jewish Enemy

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Alan Hart Interviews Professor Ilan Pappe, Israel’

US Protection Racket Root of Korea Conflict

By Finian Cunningham

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

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

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

America's War for Global Domination: by Michel Chossudovsky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Will Iran Be Next?: by Mark Gaffney

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

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

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

 

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