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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq "1,455,590"

 

Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In U.S. War And Occupation Of Iraq 4,801

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In Afghanistan : 3,487

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,624,028,606,434

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Video And Audio

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaos – not Victory – is Empire’s Name of the Game

By Peter Koenig

The Washington / NATO strategy is not to 'win' a war or conflict, but to create ongoing - endless chaos.
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The Choice Before Europe

By Paul Craig Roberts

Europeans have to decide whether the threat is Russia or Washington.
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The Media Misses the Point on ‘Proxy War’

By Gareth Porter

The real problem of proxy war must begin with the fact that the United States and its NATO allies opened the floodgates for regional proxy wars by the two major wars for regime change in Iraq and Libya.
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Papering Over Extra-Judicial Killings

By Coleen Rowley

The Obama administration, like its predecessor, holds that the “exceptional” U.S. has the right to enter other countries to kill “terrorists,” but it would never tolerate, say, Cuba targeting CIA-trained terrorists harbored in Miami.
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Iran is Falling to a Nuclear Agreement Trap

By Akbar E. Torbat

While the regime leaders pretended that they had made a good agreement, Lausanne deal is a shameful agreement in Iran’s contemporary history.
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The Battle Between American-Jewish Political Donors Heats Up

By Jonathan Cook

The funding, political influence and media clout of Washington's Israel lobby will be key for candidates in next year's US election - but who does this relationship benefit?
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How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable Text

By Dan Froomkin

Top-secret documents show the NSA can automatically recognize the content within phone calls, generating easily searched transcriptions.
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Not Racist Policing, But US State Oppression is Key Issue

By Finian Cunningham


The problem of how America has now degenerated into an oppressive police state is thus the central issue.
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The Baltimore Uprising and the U.S. Government's Record on Human Rights

By Matt Peppe

The actions by agents of the State are part of a pattern of human rights abuses that are rampant against the domestic population, especially ethnic and racial minorities.
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In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn’t Amount to Much

By John W. Whitehead

You live in a police state.
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Saudi Airstrikes Hit Yemen's Sa'ada, Kill Dozens: Saudi warplanes pounded residential areas in the Northern Yemeni province of Sa'ada on Tuesday, and killed a large number of people

Yemen: ICRC and MSF alarmed by attacks on country’s lifelines: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are extremely concerned about the severe damage caused by recent Coalition attacks on airports in Sana’a and Hodeida, obstructing delivery of much needed humanitarian assistance and movement of humanitarian personnel.

UN urges Saudi-led coalition to stop targeting Yemen airport: Saudi-led coalition should stop targeting Yemen's Sanaa airport, the United Nations said on Monday, as it prepared a plan to set up an air-bridge to bring humanitarian workers into the country from Djibouti and deliver aid around Yemen.

Saudi Cluster Crimes: Immoral, Insane and Monstrous: Reliable evidence shows Saudi Arabia has used US-supplied cluster munitions in its deadly airstrikes against Yemen. According to Human Rights Watch, photographs, satellite imagery, video and other evidence indicate Saudi forces are dropping the banned munitions on civilians.

US defends cluster bomb transfers: Cluster munitions are prohibited by a 2008 treaty adopted by 116 countries, but not by Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners or the United States.

Saudi Arabia 'oversees deployment of ground troops in Yemen': Riyadh denies a large-scale ground operation is underway and says the fighters were Yemeni nationals

Yemen: Senegal to send 2100 troops to join Saudi-led coalition: Senegal will send 2100 troops to Saudi Arabia as part of an international coalition combating Houthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen, the West African nation's foreign minister said on Monday.

Yemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at least 2: Yemen's rebels fired rockets and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least two civilians and reportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the insurgents' ability to launch assaults despite weeks of Saudi-led airstrikes targeting them.

Yemeni Tribesmen Seize Four Saudi Military Posts: Report: : Citing Yemeni sources, the Lebanese Al-Manar channel reported on Tuesday that members of Yemeni tribes entered Saudi soil from Yemen’s northwestern Sa’ada Province and took control of the military posts in Najran and Jazan regions.

Saudi Arabia Shuts Najran Airport: Saudi Arabia halted all flights to and from Najran airport as the Yemeni tribal fighters have intensified their retaliatory attacks against the Persian Gulf kingdom's troops at the Saudi border city of Najran on Tuesday.

Al Qaeda adapts, grows stronger in the face of Islamic State successes: When al Qaeda overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group’s commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area’s tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al Qaeda even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts.

Iran says not to allow siege of Yemen: "The security of the region and Iran is intertwined with the security of Yemen," he said. Amir-Abdollahian accused Saudi intelligence agencies of having connections with terrorists in Yemen, saying Saudi Arabia's attack on Yemen and involvement with terrorists endanger the security of other countries in the region.

Army fires rockets on ISIS sites in Fallujah, 18 militants killed: On Tuesday, an informed military source in Anbar province revealed, that 18 ISIS elements have been killed in a rocket attack by the army forces in Fallujah.

Five killed, 25 injured in Baghdad blasts: At least five people were killed and 25 others injured Tuesday in multiple attacks in the Iraqi capital, a police source said. A car bomb blast near a mosque in central Baghdad killed three people and injured 13 others, a police officer told The Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity.

Iraqi forces plead for help as Islamic State closes in on refinery: Iraqi forces besieged inside the country's largest oil refinery are running low on food and pleading for reinforcements to save them from Islamic State militants who have advanced deep into the compound in the past week.

Iraq sends additional troops to battle IS over key refinery: Iraq on Tuesday dispatched reinforcement to Salahudin province to fight IS militants trying to take the country's largest oil refinery, security sources said.

IMF says may agree on $800 mln loan to Iraq in weeks: Iraq has requested financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund and agreement may be reached within weeks on a loan of about US$800 million (Dh2.9bn), a senior IMF official said. The government has projected a budget deficit of about $25 billion this year, in a budget of some $100 billion.

Hezbollah kills 12 Nusra fighters on Syria-Lebanon border: source: Hezbollah fighters ambushed a Nusra Front convoy on the outskirts of an east Lebanon border town Tuesday, killing at least a dozen militants, a Lebanese security source said.

Hezbollah captures Syrian village from Islamic militants: - Hezbollah fighters captured a Syrian village Tuesday near the border with Lebanon after intense fighting with Islamic militants, the group's television station said, while an activist said battles are concentrating near a strategic Syrian hill.

The Qalamoun battle is coming: Hezbollah: Hezbollah and the Syrian army’s battle against Islamist militants in the Qalamoun region on Lebanon’s eastern borders is approaching, Hezbollah’s deputy chief announced Tuesday.

Nasrallah Vows: Hezbollah Will Defeat Syrian Rebels: Hezbollah chief issues televised address, vows to take 'responsibility and consequences' of continued involvement in Syria.

'We’ll Die Before They Make Us Leave': Lebanese Christians Are Ready to Face the Islamic State on Syria's Border

Saudi to host meeting of Syrian mercenaries: statement: Saudi Arabia will host a meeting of Syrian opposition groups fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad to stress the need for a political settlement in Syria, Gulf Arab heads of state said after a meeting Tuesday.

Jordan hosts war games for troops from 18 countries: Thousands of soldiers from 18 countries took part Tuesday in military drills in Jordan jointly overseen by the US army, officials said. Around 10,000 troops are participating in Jordan's fifth "Eager Lion" annual war games, which will last for two weeks.

War criminal: Tony Blair acts as character witness for Ehud Olmert in corruption trial: In a letter to the court, Blair writes that Olmert’s “efforts to bring peace” in the Middle East should be “admired.”

26 militants killed in fresh operations in Afghanistan: "A total of 26 armed militants were killed during joint military operations and cleanup raids carried out by army over the past 24 hours," the ministry said in a statement providing daily operational updates.

US kills 17 in east Afghanistan: At least 17 people have lost their lives in the latest US assassination drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar.

Afghan Taliban link reconciliation with complete withdrawal of foreign, occupation troops: Taliban representatives met with Afghan political figures for a second day in Qatar on Sunday, after which Afghan Taliban have linked joining the intra-Afghan dialogue to the withdrawal of all foreign troops.

Seven killed in attack on Mali town: Suspected northern rebels attacked a central Malian town on Tuesday, leading to clashes with government troops in which six separatists and one soldier died, a defence ministry spokesman said.

Al Shabaab storm Somalia police station, kill three cops: Several militants from the Islamist group were also killed during the brief siege of the police station in Yalho village, near the port town of Bosasso, police said.

Burundi protests as court clears president's third term bid: Protestors in Burundi dismissed a constitutional court ruling that cleared President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a controversial third term Tuesday, as the government offered to release activists if deadly demonstrations stopped.

One killed, 4 wounded in latest Ukraine clashes: A Ukrainian army volunteer was killed and three soldiers were wounded in fighting in the country's east, Kiev said Tuesday, while pro-Russian rebels said one of their fighters was injured.

Romania Is a US ‘Vassal State’ - Former CIA Analyst: Former Romanian President Ion Iliescu allowed the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to operate torture sites within his country because he was the leader of a puppet state whose marching orders came from Washington, former CIA analyst Raymond McGovern said.

Around 40 migrants drown in sinking off Italy: NGO: - Around 40 migrants died when an inflatable boat carrying more than 100 people sank off the coast of Italy, Save the Children quoted survivors as saying on Tuesday.

Greece lobbies creditors for loan payout, cites progress: : — With Greek ministers dispatched across Europe on a whirlwind goodwill tour on Tuesday, top officials said they were making progress on finding a way to keep the country afloat and in the 19-nation eurozone. A lasting deal to give Greece more cash, however, was not expected by May 11, when the eurozone finance ministers will meet next.

French parliament approves new surveillance rules: The law on intelligence-gathering, adopted by 438 votes to 86, was drafted after three days of attacks in Paris in January, in which 17 people died. Critics say it is a dangerous extension of mass surveillance. They argue that it gives too much power to the state and threatens the independence of the digital economy.

Canadians have united to reject fear and stop Bill C-51. Will the government listen?: It's rare in Canadian politics to see intense public interest in government legislative proposals -- let alone to see Canadians take to the streets in the tens of thousands to protest a piece of legislation by name.

Canadian Liberal Leader Pledges Tax on Richest 1% : Canadian Liberal Party Justin Trudeau has vowed to cut taxes for middle income earners, while increasing taxes on the wealthiest 1 percent, as part of his platform for the 2015 federal election.

Islamic State claims responsibility for Texas attack outside Muhammad cartoon show: The Islamic State claimed responsibility Tuesday for the thwarted attack outside a prophet Muhammad cartoon contest near Dallas, threatening to carry out “worse and more bitter” violence on American soil.

Garland Shooting: Gladio - Texas-Style: Garland shooting involved troupe of practiced war propagandists and patsies long on the FBI's watch list.

Gunman in Texas Shooting Was F.B.I. Suspect in Jihad Inquiry: One was an extrovert drawn to basketball as well as to Islam, who had been identified by the F.B.I. as a jihadist terrorism suspect. The two men who opened fire seemed to embody the contradictions of radical Islam and suburban America.

Texas police were warned about ISIS attack TWO DAYS days before deadly shootout: An activist linked to the international hackers' collective Anonymous tipped off police in Garland, Texas, about an eminent attack on an anti-Islam event two days before it happened - but the red flag went unnoticed.

Cop Gets Slap On Wrist For Slugging Handcuffed Woman: Video - : The woman, Megan Adamescu was left with a swollen face and concussion. The fist-swinging, kicking cop was Officer Philippe Archer. Earlier, he had karate-kicked and punched 50-year-old Andrew Mossberg, leaving Mossberg’s face, cheek and forehead bruised and bloody.

New York state police handcuff and shackle ‘combative’ five-year-old: . When officers arrived at the premises, they placed the five-year-old boy in handcuffs, carried him out to a patrol car and put his feet into shackles before taking him to a medical center for evaluation.

US 'worst place to be a mother' among developed nations - report: America is the worst developed country in the world to be a mother, ranking 61st globally in maternal health, a groundbreaking analysis of global health inequalities has found.

Mike Huckabee to announce bid for Republican nomination: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is preparing another bid for the Republican presidential nomination, eight years after his first efforts to expand on the support of evangelical Christians helped him win eight states in the 2008 primaries.

May 04, 2015

Mobilization for War against Russia?
NATO Commander Philip Breedlove Believes “War Is Peace”.


By Stephen Lendman

Breedlove’s agenda risks potentially humanity ending nuclear war against Russia.
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Secret Record Revealed In Austrian Court
Yanukovich Pressured Into Union With Eu By Nuland


By John Helmer

Judge Bauer rejected extradition, ruling there had been improper political interference by the US Government in the Firtash case.
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Isis On The Run? The US Portrayal is Very Far From The Truth

By Patrick Cockburn

The map issued by the Pentagon to prove that Isis had lost territory shows how false optimism dominates the actions of the outside powers towards the Middle East.
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Samples of Israeli Horrific Brutality and War Criminality in Gaza

By Glenn Greenwald


he Israeli group Breaking the Silence issued a report this morning containing testimony from Israeli soldiers about the savagery and criminality committed by the Israeli military during the attack on Gaza last summer.
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Why Iran Must Remain a US Enemy

By Gareth Porter

The interests of the most powerful institutions in the US national security state remain tied to a continuation of the policy of treating Iran as the premier enemy of the US. 
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Following the Money: The New Anti-Semitism?

By Jim Lobe and Charles Davis

In truth, it’s not the president of Argentina’s supposed bigotry that offends, though, but the powerful enemies she’s made (and how much they’re worth).
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Henry A. Giroux: Liberalism's Failures in a Time of Increasing Violence, Racism, Inequality and State Terrorism

By Eric Poulin

Liberals and conservatives represent a social formation in the service of big money, and by chasing after power, they have become corrupt and morally irresponsible.
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Make the Rich Panic

By Chris Hedges

If you want change you can believe in, destroy the system.
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The Five-Step Process to Privatize Everything

By Paul Buchheit


At the heart of privatization is a disdain for government and a love of mindless individualism.
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Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency, Sirs?

By Bill Quigley

In the recent marriage equality case, Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Antonin Scalia argued that marriage equality opens the door to polygamy, underage sex, and incest between brothers and sisters.
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"Mandate my ass!"
Gil Scott Heron - "B" Movie

By Gil Scott Heron

Nostalgia, that's what we want...the good ol' days...when we gave'em hell. When the buck stopped somewhere and you could still buy something with it.
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28 killed in bomb attacks, clashes with IS in Iraq: A total of 28 people were killed and over 29 others wounded on Monday in bomb attacks and clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants across Iraq, security sources said.

U.S. strike in Syria blamed for scores of deaths linked to Arab-Kurd rivalry: 55 villagers killed in what it condemned as a “massacre committed by the U.S.-led coalition under the pretext of targeting the Islamic State.”

US kills 64 civilians in Syria coalition strike: A Syrian rights group reported Monday that the death toll of civilians purportedly killed in airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on a village controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria has risen to 64, including 31 children, as the U.S. military said it is assessing whether to launch a formal investigation into the claim.

Mysterious new force emerges in Yemen to fight rebels: A shadowy new pro-government force has been deployed in the embattled Yemeni port city of Aden, according to reports Sunday, sparking speculation that ground troops from the Saudi-led coalition may have joined the battle against Houthi rebels and their allies.

Stuck in Yemen: A Personal History: Like other American citizens stuck in Yemen, I’ve been trying to leave since the Saudi-led air campaign started last month. The U.S. government has done little to help.

At Ethiopian-Israeli rally, blood and smoke and scant hope for the future: Melees between protesters and cops leave 50 injured, as Tel Aviv protest against racism and police brutality devolves into chaos

‘We made a mistake’: Israeli president to Ethiopians after thousands-strong protest: Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has said the country’s government “made a mistake” ignoring the issues of the Ethiopian population. The protesters “exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli society,” the president added.

Nigerian troops killed dozens of civilians in revenge for soldier deaths, community leaders : Community leaders and residents accused Nigerian troops on Sunday of killing dozens of civilians and razing homes to avenge the deaths of six soldiers.

With rescue near, Boko Haram fighters stoned Nigerian girls to death: Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom.

Libya foreign currency reserves plummeted by 25 percent in 2014: Official data says Libya faces financial meltdown if current spending is maintained and the country's civil conflict remains unresolved

22 more Taliban killed, wounded in Kundoz fighting: A statement issued by the Ministry of Interior on Monday morning states that including two Taliban commanders 22 more militants have been killed and wounded in Kundoz fighting.

Taliban attack security base in north Afghanistan killing 18 soldiers: Dozens of Taliban fighters attacked a security base in northern Afghanistan killing 18 soldiers and wounding 15 in a night-long battle, an official said Monday.

U.S. Kills 12 Suspected Afghan Taliban: “Yesterday at 5 p.m. the U.S. drone targeted alleged, Taliban insurgents travelling by a corolla wagon car and a motorbike. All of them have been killed and their vehicles were destroyed,” Mashriqiwal told Anadolu Agency.

Rebels Kill 8 Indian Paramilitary Soldiers: Naga rebels armed with automatic weapons fired at two trucks carrying the soldiers in Nagaland state, in a region bordering Myanmar, police said. The mountainous region is known for its natural beauty but has been battling insurgency for decades.

1 dead, 13 wounded as suicide bomber hits minibus in Afghanistan: A suicide bomber has targeted a minibus with government employees in Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least one person and wounding 13 others.

Two Ukraine soldiers, one rebel killed in clashes: Two Ukrainian soldiers and one rebel have been killed in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, officials said Monday, as both sides traded blame over increasing ceasefire violations.

Judge Rebuffs U.S. in Rejecting Extradition of Ukraine Billionaire: In a defeat for the United States, an Austrian judge refused Thursday to order the extradition of Dmitri V. Firtash, a Ukrainian billionaire and onetime patron of the country’s ousted president, Viktor F. Yanukovych, siding with defense lawyers who said the American request was politically motivated.

Police shoot dead two gunmen at Texas exhibit of Prophet Mohammad cartoons: Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire on Sunday outside an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that was organized by a group described as anti-Islamic and billed as a free-speech event.

May 03, 2015

US “Grand Strategy” for War Against China Laid Out

By Nick Beams

Entitled “Revising US Grand Strategy Toward China,” the report is nothing less than an agenda for war.
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Did a Chinese-Russian-Iranian Coalition Opposing NATO Debut in Moscow?

By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

The Moscow Conference on International Security in April was used as a venue to give notice to the US and NATO that other world powers will not let it do as it pleases.
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Who is Bombing Whom in the Middle East?

By Robert Fisk

The sectarian and theological nature of this war seems perfectly clear to all who live in the Middle East – albeit not to our American chums.
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CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Calls on Journalists to Tell ‘Full Story’ of US Torture

By John Casey

“If the next president decides he wants to torture prisoners, all he needs is a stroke of his pen. We need legislation that will permanently and formally outlaw torture,”
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The Lasting Pain from Vietnam Silence

By Ray McGovern

The fortieth anniversary of the ugly end of the U.S. adventure in Vietnam is a time to speak.
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US Control Over the World Is Rapidly Eroding

By Michael Payne

An increasing number of countries have decided that they have had enough of this intimidation and they no longer will be controlled and dominated by the U.S. government.
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No Alternatives to US Empire: Bernie Sanders and the 2016 Elections

By Vincent Emanuele

For Sanders, it’s not that the US Empire or Pentagon is inherently unsustainable and destructive, it’s that they are simply being mismanaged and misused.
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IS group claims Iraq car bomb attack that killed 19: The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Sunday for a late-night car bomb attack in the heart of Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, saying it was targeting a Shiite militia.

Syrian air raid near school kills at least 7: A Syrian government air raid struck near a school in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least seven people including children, two activist groups said.

Syrian army advances in eastern Damascus: The Syrian army on Sunday wrested back control over an important town in eastern countryside of capital Damascus, cutting a key rebel supply route, according to the official SANA news agency.

Nusra to use anti-tank weapons in Qalamoun battle: The Nusra Front announced Sunday that it is training its fighters in the use of anti-tank weapons in Syria’s Qalamoun mountain range, ahead of a highly anticipated battle with Hezbollah and the Syrian army.

Heavy clashes in Aden airport,: "Special forces from the southern fighters have been prepared and trained for an operation to attack Aden airport," said Ali al-Ahmadi, spokesman for the Southern Popular Resistance.

Yemen: Saudi-Led Troops Deployed On The Ground: At least 20 troops from a Saudi-led coalition have entered the Yemeni city of Aden to fight Houthi rebels, it has been claimed.

Officials: Arab coalition 'reconnaissance' troops in Yemen: The Yemeni military officials and witnesses reached in Aden said the black-clad and masked coalition troops landed in a central area between Aden's neighborhood of Al-Mansoura and the airport. They said helicopter gunships hovered above the landing area.

Saudi Arabia denies deployment of ground troops in Aden: Saudi Arabia denied that a ground operation was under way by the anti-Houthi coalition it leads, but declined to comment on Sunday on the presence of special forces - a topic Riyadh has consistently refused to address in the more than one-month-old conflict.

Report: U.S.-supplied cluster bombs in Yemen: Human Rights Watch has accused Saudi Arabia of dropping U.S.-supplied cluster bombs in the fight against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The small bombs, if unexploded, can lay dormant and then detonate when people stumble upon one by chance, killing or maiming them as a result.

US is responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent people: Over the past 10 years, thousands of innocent Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis, Yemenis and other inhabitants of the area generally designated as the Middle East, as well as parts of Africa such as Somalia, have been killed by American drones.

AP Poll: Most Americans Agree With Killing Citizens With Drones: Most Americans agree with using a drone to kill one of their fellow citizens if they have joined a terrorist association, according to a recent poll.

Israel's Baltimore? Israelis Protest Police Brutality : Police have threatened to suppress a rally in Tel Aviv, prompted by footage of two police officers beating an Israeli Ethiopian soldier earlier in the week. Thousands of Israelis protested Sunday, amid allegations of police brutality targeting Ethiopians.

At least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya: Italy's Coast Guard and Navy as well as tugs and other commercial vessels joined forces to rescue migrants in at least 16 boats Sunday, saving hundreds of them and recovering 10 bodies off Libya's coast, as smugglers took advantage of calm seas to send packed vessels across the Mediterranean.

5 militants killed in Afghanistan: At least five militants were killed and seven others injured on Sunday in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

Ukraine soldier, civilian killed in clashes: A Ukrainian soldier and a civilian were killed in the past 24 hours in Ukraine’s separatist-held east amid a marked increase in fighting despite a fragile ceasefire, authorities said Sunday.

Greek Aid Talks Gain Urgency as Breakthrough Remains Elusive: Greece and its international creditors are still far apart on key elements of the country’s bailout agenda after four days of intensive negotiations.

Florida Cop Fired After Video Shows him Unload AR-15 on Fleeing Man that He Couldn’t Even See: Officer David Johnston opened fire and squeezed off 23 rounds at a man inside a parking garage. The suspect was on the other side of iron gates, posed no threat whatsoever to Johnston, and was 90 feet away

Baltimore protester wearing ‘F**k the police T-shirt’ gets face full of pepper spray (VIDEO): Police officers sprayed pepper at him at a near point-blank range. The man was then pulled to the ground by the hair and dragged away by three law enforcers. The man didn’t appear to be resisting the police.

May Day Mayhem: 3 SPD officers hurt as rioters march through Seattle: Police say black-clad May Day marchers hurled wrenches and rocks at officers and hit police with sticks as a Friday evening march through Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood turned violent, injuring three officers -- two seriously.

May 02, 2015

US Climbing into Bed with Al-Qaeda

By Daniel Lazare

The Obama administration has finally come clean about its goals in Syria.  In the battle to overthrow Bashar al-Assad, it is siding with Al Qaeda.
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A Terrific Day For U.S. Target Intelligence In Syria And Yemen

By Moon Of Alabama

What will those Yemenis who's relatives were killed in the hospital strike yesterday think about such U.S. targeting support?
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The Saudi 9/11 Cover-Up

By Roger Stone

The Saudis are playing a dangerous double game.
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Scandals, Scandals, & More Scandals

By Martin Armstrong


Putin threatens to release evidence that 9/11 was in part an attack against its own people by the U.S. government to create a new enemy.
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Why NATO is Terrified of Russia

By Pepe Escobar

Western Ukraine is doomed; leave it to the austerity-ravaged EU – which, by the way, doesn’t want it.
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Techno-Financial Capital and Genocide of the Poorest of the Poor

By James Petras

Today, the ‘poorest of the poor’ are superfluous to empire and thus the policy of genocide.
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If You’re Black in America, the Rules are Different

By Mike Whitney

Would Freddie Gray be Dead If He was White?
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Bush, Blair Legacy Continues As -ISIS militants execute 600 Yezidis northern Iraq: Report: Erbil, Kurdistan Region – On Friday the so-called Sharia Court of the Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) reportedly executed 600 hostages from the Yezidi community of Shingal (Sinjar) in the Talafar district in northern Iraq.

43 killed in suicide bomb, battles between IS, security forces in Iraq: - A total of 43 people were killed on Saturday in a suicide car bombing and heavy clashes between the Iraqi security forces and Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq's western province of Anbar, provincial security sources said.

Security forces kill 37 Daesh militants in western Iraq: Iraqi security forces have killed 37 Daesh militants Saturday in clashes that took place in the city of al-Karma in the western province of Anbar, an army source said. Major General Mohamed al-Delimi told The Anadolu Agency that the Iraqi forces were advancing toward central al-Karma to capture it from Daesh. 

US-led airstrikes kill 52 Syrian civilians: "Airstrikes by the coalition early on Friday on the village of Birmahle in Aleppo province killed 52 civilians," Seven of the victims were children. A further 13 were buried under the rubble, he added.

Rebel shelling kills 12 in Aleppo: Syria state TV: Syrian rebels shelled government-held districts in the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, killing at least 12 civilians, including three children, state media reported.

Rebels Backed by CIA Join al-Qaeda in Fight Against Assad in Syria: With the United States struggling to find capable “moderate” rebel forces that it can support in Syria, Washington has secretly started backing brigades that fight alongside al-Qaeda groups against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

Turkey, US to start train-and-equip plan for Syria mercenaries May 9: The program to train and arm a force that is expected to eventually total more than 15,000 troops has been mired in delays as many details of the plan, such as whether or how Washington would come to their aid on the battlefield, remain unclear.

Yemeni Houthis call on U.N. to end Saudi strikes- statement: Yemeni Houthi rebels called on the United Nations on Saturday to seek an end to Saudi Arabian air strikes against them that they described as blatant aggression against the country.

UN fails to back Russian appeal for ceasefire in Yemen: The UN Security Council was unable on Friday to agree on a Russian-drafted statement demanding an immediate ceasefire or at least humanitarian pauses in the fighting in Yemen.

Russian U.N. envoy: West, Arab states pay 'lip service' on Yemen aid: - Russia criticized Western and Arab members of the U.N. Security Council on Friday for paying "lip service" to humanitarian needs in Yemen after the council was unable to agree on a Russian-drafted statement calling for pauses in fighting to allow delivery of aid.

US commander: Loss of military toehold in Yemen is worrisome: The top commander of U.S. special operations forces is expressing “very great concern” about losing a presence on the ground in Yemen, where his forces had been working with Yemeni forces against al-Qaida’s affiliate there.

Iran vows to protect security interests in Yemen: "Others will not be allowed to put our shared security at risk with military adventures," Tasnim quoted Abdollahian as saying in reference to a month-long military campaign in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries.

Food scarcity is fanning flames of ‘war on terror’: The peer-reviewed study, published last month in the journal Sustainability, builds on growing evidence that a lack of “access to critical resources, including food, energy and water, can, in certain circumstances, lead to violent demonstrations”.

Hamas: Unity government must include all Palestinian factions: A senior Hamas official has called on Palestinians to resolve the suffering of Gazans by forming a national unity government comprising all Palestinian factions.

David Cameron defends Israel's right to commit mass murder of Palestinian civilians: When Israel killed 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children, in its 2014 war on Gaza, Cameron says it was just 'defending itself'.

Pakistani airstrikes kill 44 militants: military: Pakistani airstrikes on Saturday killed at least 44 militants in the country's lawless tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, the military said, part of a massive operation against the Taliban.

Pakistanis accuse Obama of double standards on civilians killed by drones: Drone-strike survivors and family members of innocent Pakistani victims, lawyers and government officials in Pakistan asked why those victims don’t also warrant an apology and compensation from the United States. They wonder why it takes the deaths of Westerners to bring the controversial drone program back to the public debate in the United States.

Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on US citizens: More than 75 percent of those polled support the use of drones to target US citizens who join foreign 'terrorist' groups

25 rebels killed, 21 injured in Khost firefight: The pre-dawn clashes that broke out in Alisher and Terazai districts also left two border policemen dead and five others injured, the governor’s spokesman, Abdul Wahid Pathan, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

ISIS-Linked Fighters Tighten Grip in Afghanistan: Foreign militants fighting under the black flag of ISIS are conquering territory in northern Afghanistan, terrorizing residents and outmatching the Taliban's brutality, villagers and local officials told NBC News.

Afghan delegation heads to Qatar for talks with the Taliban: An Afghan government delegation is heading to Qatar for “open discussions” with representatives of the Taliban aimed at ending Afghanistan’s long war, officials have said.

Rocket attack kills three at Benghazi medical centre in Libya: A rocket hit a medical centre in Libya's eastern Benghazi on Friday, killing three people, medics said.

Migrants 'being held in cages at Tripoli zoo by Libyan armed groups': Men, women and children waiting to be smuggled across the Mediterranean crammed into school classrooms and zoo enclosures in Libya, human rights organisation claims

Two cops, one civilian killed in Burundi protests: Police say two policemen and a civilian have been killed and several others wounded in a grenade attack in the Burundian capital Bujumbura.

Egypt army says killed 29 'terrorists' in Sinai: "Twenty nine terrorists were killed in shootouts with army and police troops in northern Sinai between April 20 and 30," army spokesman Mohamed Samir said on Facebook.

Three migrants killed after boat sinks off the coast of Egypt’s Beheira: Border police arrested 31 of the survivors, including 13 Syrians, 15 Sudanese, two Eritreans and one Egyptian.

More than 1,400 migrants rescued from smugglers’ boats: —Ships from Italy and France rescued more than 1,400 migrants on Saturday after smugglers’ boats ran into trouble in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya.

Ukraine Attacks Donetsk People’s Republic With Tanks, Grenade Launchers: Is Kiev Violating Ceasefire Deal?

Psychologists met in secret with Bush officials to help justify torture – report: Newly disclosed emails reveal American Psychological Association coordinated with officials in CIA and White House to help ethically justify detainee program

Anderson Cooper Confronted On CIA Media Connections: In this video Luke Rudkowski got a chance to talk to Anderson Cooper of CNN about him being trained to be a CIA agent in college and the relationship between the CIA and the main stream media.

In 50-49 vote, US Senate says climate change not caused by humans: The Senate rejected the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change, days after NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared 2014 the hottest year ever recorded on Earth.

Six Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death: Widespread outrage over the death of Freddie Gray gave way to impromptu celebrations Friday after Baltimore's chief prosecutor filed criminal charges against the six police officers who arrested him, drove him to a police station and ignored his pleas for medical help.

Seattle ‘riot’: Police deploy flashbangs, tear gas against May Day marchers (VIDEOS): Protesters at a May Day march in Seattle, Washington clashed with police during what law enforcement called "a riot" on Friday. Officers deployed flashbangs and pepper spray to try and get the crowd under control.

A Residence With Locking Doors And A Working Toilet Is All That's Needed To Justify A No-Knock Warrant: What's detailed here should raise concerns in every citizen.

Marc Faber: Stocks Will Drop '30 to 40 Percent at Minimum' as Bubble Bursts: With the S&P 500 index hovering less than 2 percent below its record high, many market participants are calling for a correction of about 10 percent. Marc Faber, editor of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, is calling for a little more than that.

Major U.S. Retailers Are Closing More Than 6,000 Stores: If the U.S. economy really is improving, then why are big U.S. retailers permanently shutting down thousands of stores?

One in five millennial parents is impoverished, study finds: Millennial incomes have decreased about 10% in the past 10 years, while workers over 35 saw a 4% drop in wages.

1 in 4 US renters must use half their pay for housing costs: That's the finding of an analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit that helps finance affordable housing. The number of such households has jumped 26 percent to 11.25 million since 2007.

IRS Seizes $107,000 From Innocent Small Business, Despite Recent Policy Changes: Lyndon McLellan has spent more than a decade running L&M Convenience Mart, a gas station, restaurant, and convenience store in rural Fairmont, North Carolina. Then, one year ago, without any warning, agents from the IRS seized his entire bank account, totalling more than $107,000. 

May 01, 2015

Is Merkel a CIA Asset?

By Finian Cunningham

Merkel's take on Ukraine and Russia is so completely at odds with reality and against the national interests of her own people, the question of just who is she serving comes to the fore.
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The Pentagon's 'Long War' Pits NATO Against China, Russia and Iran

By Pepe Escobar

Washington will never “secure” the Middle East with Iran as a vassal state.
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How U.S. Backed Rebel Groups in Syria are Fighting Alongside ‘Al Qaeda’.

By Interventions Watch

Anyone remember when ‘Al Qaeda’ were the most evil and depraved ‘terrorist’ group ever to walk the face of the Earth?
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Why is the US Trying to Replace the Assad Government With al-Qaeda in Syria?

By Paul Larudee

We are apparently promoting the defeat of a government that is not our enemy in order to replace it with one that is.
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US Should Support The Secular Regime of Bashar al-Assad

By Lawrence Davidson

Washington should also support the military effort of Iran, Hezbollah, and the Kurds to fight al-Nusra and ISIS. After all we are already aiding the Iraqi government in the exact same endeavor.
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Sham and Shame
Saudi-US Slaughter in Yemen Shows Truth of Terror War


By Chris Floyd

Can we at last give up the pretense that the “War on Terror” has anything at all to do with “fighting terrorism?” It is solely about power and profit, and has been from the beginning.
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American Responsibility For Global Refugee Crises

By Margaret Kimberley

The truth is that the United States and its allies lied to the world when they claimed a dubious responsibility to protect Libyans. They were interested in nothing of the sort.
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Making More Enemies than We Kill?

By Taylor Owen and Ben Kiernan

“DEAR OBAMA, when a U.S. drone missile kills a child in Yemen, the father will go to war with you, guaranteed. Nothing to do with Al Qaeda.”
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This Is Insanity.

By Joe Clifford

We continue to make the same mistakes of killing innocents and thinking we can “kill our way to victory”
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The Greatest Danger in the World Today

By Dana Visalli

We committed genocide against the 3.5 million of the Vietnamese people that we slaughtered in the American War.
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Cowardly Firing of Australian State-Funded TV Journalist Highlights the West’s Real Religion

By Glenn Greenwald

The central dogma of this religion is tribal superiority: Our Side is more civilized, more peaceful, superior to Their Side.
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Obama’s “No Growth, No Jobs, No Recovery” Economy Gives Up The Ghost

By Mike Whitney

Obama not only shot himself in the foot, he might have blown off his whole leg.
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Invest in Activism, Not Bernie Sanders

By David Swanson

Please do not give him or Hillary or the wonderful Jill Stein or any other candidate a dime or a moment of your life.
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UN warns on Yemen aid as 47 killed in Aden: The United Nations warned fuel shortages threaten to halt all relief operations in Yemen "within days" as Saudi-led airstrikes and ground fighting killed 47 people in second city Aden.

Yemen: Saudi-led Airstrike Kills 20 Civilians: At least 20 civilians were killed on Friday in airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni capital Sana'a, medical officials said, amid growing international concern about civilian casualties in the country's ongoing violence.
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ISIS releases video of Yemeni soldiers execution – report: A branch of the Islamic State in Yemen has released footage allegedly showing the beheadings of four Yemeni soldiers and the shooting of 11 others, an observer said. It comes a week after the group declared its official presence in the war-torn country.

Fierce fighting grips Yemen's Aden as residents flee: Houthi fighters clash with Popular Resistance Committees for control of Aden's main airport as families flee the city.

Yemen rebels attack Saudi border, dozens killed: Saudi Arabia said its forces killed dozens of Iran-backed rebels from Yemen who launched their first major attack on the kingdom since Saudi-led air strikes began last month.

Islamist fighters seize southern Syria crossing: monitor: The hardline Ahrar al-Sham group in Syria and other insurgents seized a crossing in the southwest frontier area near Israel on Thursday from a small group of rival Islamist fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.

Six Hezbollah fighters killed by Nusra Front on Syria-Lebanon border: “Activists reported a huge explosion against a Hezbollah supply convoy in Qalamun and the loud blast was heard across the region,” the TV network said.

Rebels fight Syrian army near Assad hometown: Islamist rebels and the Syrian army fought fierce battles in Latakia province overnight close to President Bashar Assad's ancestral home, the army and rebels said, after weeks of insurgent gains in the country's northwest.

150 Syrian government troops besieged in Jisr al-Shughur: The city fell to rebel forces last week prompting fears of a takeover of the province

Islamist rebels battle Syrian army near Assad heartland: Islamist rebels and the Syrian army fought fierce battles in Latakia province overnight close to President Bashar al-Assad's ancestral home, the army and rebels said, after weeks of insurgent gains in the country's northwest.

Shared battlefield goals trump ideology among Syria rebels - for now: - Hardline Islamists fighting side-by-side with groups backed by the United States have made gains in northern Syria in recent weeks while showing rare unity, which some fear may be short-lived.

Car bombs kill 21 people in Iraq; EU warns of donor fatigue: The head of the European Union's humanitarian aid department warned on Thursday that the situation in Iraq is deteriorating rapidly while the world is preoccupied with crises elsewhere.

Iraq poised to deploy Iran-backed Shi'ite militia in offensive in West: Iraq is poised to deploy Shi'ite paramilitaries backed by Iran to Sunni tribal areas west of Baghdad, a move supporters say is needed to defeat Islamic State militants but opponents say could inflame more sectarian violence.

Iran says warships at the entrance to key Yemen strait: US officials said the Iranian naval convoy had left the Bab el-Mandab, but Iranian navy officials say they never left

Senate rejects tying terrorism support to Iran sanctions relief: The U.S. Senate rejected an effort on Wednesday to tie sanctions relief for Iran under an international nuclear agreement to a requirement that President Barack Obama certify that Tehran is not supporting acts of terrorism against Americans

UN finds Israel killed dozens at Gaza schools but ducks call for accountability: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent a published summary of the report to the Security Council on Monday. But notably lacking in his letter conveying the report was any call for Israel to be held accountable for the atrocities it details.

Oppose the Canadian Government’s Threat to Criminalize Criticism of Israel: Another attempt to suppress criticism of Israel, the Canadian government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Israel which makes the claim that “the selective targeting of Israel is the new face of anti-Semitism” and declares that Canada will oppose those who support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Clashes between Mali army, rebels kills 19: defense ministry: Ten militants and nine soldiers have died in clashes between the Malian army and a Tuareg rebel alliance, the defence ministry said Thursday, raising fears for the country's fragile peace process.

Three men were executed by IS militants for homosexuality in Derna, Libya: The Libya Herald reports that three men, accused of being homosexual, are reported to have been executed by the Islamic State (IS) in Derna yesterday. The men were reportedly shot in the head at the town’s main Ateeq Mosque following afternoon (Asr) prayers, after being seized some months go.

Nigeria: More women and children freed from Boko Haram: Military says at least 160 children and women rescued from the Sambisa Forest, days after 293 others were freed.

Boko Haram renames itself Islamic State's West Africa Province (Iswap) : Militants launch new offensive against government forces

French soldiers accused of raping CAR children: France is investigating allegations that its peacekeepers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic after a leaked UN report said victims as young as eight were raped in exchange for food and money.

UN aid worker suspended for leaking report on child abuse by French troops: A senior United Nations aid worker has been suspended for disclosing to prosecutors an internal report on the sexual abuse of children by French peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic.

CIA's torture experts now use their skills in secret drones program: There are many similarities between CIA’s use of drones and torture: Secrecy, lack of oversight and yes, even some of the people overseeing the programs

27 militants, 5 security men killed in Pakistan: At least 27 militants and five security personnel were killed on Thursday during a military operation in Khyber Agency, a tribal area in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas region of Pakistan, media reported.

25 Militants Killed by Afghan Army in Khost: 25 militants were killed during coordinated attacks at a number of border security forces' check posts in Alisher District of Khost province, local officials said.

Vietnam PM attacks 'barbarous US crimes' on war anniversary: Vietnam's premier on Thursday hit out at the "barbarous crimes" of its wartime American foe as the nation marked four decades since the fall of Saigon, an event that delivered a communist victory and a painful blow to U.S. moral and military prestige.

Melbourne city centre blocked by protests over closure of Indigenous communities – as it happened: Thousands of people joined rallies in towns and cities around Australia and overseas to protest against threatened withdrawal of funding from remote communities

Two fighters, two civilians killed in Ukraine clashes: A Ukrainian soldier, a pro-Russian rebel and two civilians have been killed in fighting in the country's east over the past 24 hours, despite a shaky ceasefire, officials said Thursday.

House committee approves $200 million for arming Ukraine: Citing an anti-Russia policy brief, US lawmakers approved $200 million for providing “lethal weapons of a defensive nature” to the Ukrainian government as part of the $600 billion Pentagon budget proposal for the fiscal year 2016.

Propaganda? Russia may be readying for new Ukraine offensive: NATO commander: Russia's military may be taking advantage of a recent lull in fighting in eastern Ukraine to lay the groundwork for a new military offensive, NATO's top commander told the U.S. Congress on Thursday.

Moscow denies agreeing deployment of peacekeepers in Ukraine: Russian President Putin did not agree to a possible deployment of peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine, his spokesman said in response to Kiev’s claims to the contrary. Moscow insists that all points of the Minsk agreement are fulfilled first.

China, Russia to hold first-ever Mediterranean naval exercise: The Russian and Chinese Navies are to hold a joint exercise in the Mediterranean Sea in mid-May, a first in that part of the world. A total of nine warships from the two countries are to participate, Beijing said.

Coverup claims over revelation that Germany spied on EU partners for US: Germany has been spying and eavesdropping on its closest partners in the EU and passing the information to the US for more than a decade, a parliamentary inquiry in Berlin has found, triggering allegations of lying and coverups reaching to the very top of Angela Merkel’s administration.

Greek pensioners start bank runs after payments delayed: Panic descended in Athens on Thursday as Greece’s 2 million pensioners were hit with delays to their monthly state stipend. Pensioners raided their accounts and broke into a board meeting, according to reports.

British voters show how to give politicians a roasting: This was the kind of encounter that is almost never seen in U.S. politics. American politicians would be stunned by the style of voters in Britain.

Climate change threatens one in six species with extinction, study finds: After reviewing more than one hundred scientific papers, the study finds as many as 16% of plant and animal species on land and in the oceans would be under threat with four degrees of warming.

American Psychological Association played critical role in CIA torture program: A report by health professionals and human rights activists has exposed the role of the American Psychological Association (APA) in collaborating with the Bush White House and the CIA in developing and defending torture and abuse of detainees in the so-called “war on terror.”

Emails Reveal Close Relationship Between Psychology Group and CIA: Newly released emails show a close relationship between the American Psychological Association and the psychologists who helped create the architecture of the CIA’s torture program.

Prosecutor: Gray's death a homicide; 6 Baltimore officers charged: Six Baltimore police officers have been charged, including one with murder, in the death of a black man who was arrested and suffered a fatal neck injury while riding in a moving police van, the city's chief prosecutor said on Friday.

Freddie Gray 'died from head injury in police van': Freddie Gray's fatal injuries were the result of slamming into the back of a Baltimore police van, a Washington TV station reported. Citing police sources, WJLA reported that a medical examiner determined Gray's neck was broken when his head struck the back of the van.

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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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