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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
$1,636,827,057,970

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

 

Madeline Albright: Is The Price Worth It?

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Obey: The Routine Of Obedience
 

"This film was absolutely WONDERFUL! It is inspiring and maddening"

Authority & Expectations
 

Smart and provocative young veteran, Wray Harris, unlocks the sufferings served by the Iraq war.
 

"I Am An American Indian Patriot"

"We live in a prisoner of war camp, that's why they call it a reservation"
 

A Pantomime World

By Adam Curtis

A fake bubble of certainty that has imprisoned us in the west - and is now preventing us from understanding what is really going on in the world outside.

The Power of Nightmares

By Adam Curtis

In the past our politicians offered us dreams of a better world. Now they promise to protect us from nightmares.

“How we can solve the Palestinian-Israeli problem”,
 
  “I simply got tired of western mainstream media presenting the Palestinian-Israeli issue as being complex."

Miko Peled Debunks Jewish Myths

"If Anybody here, came hoping to hear a balanced presentation, then they are going to be sorely disappointed.

"Political Fraud"

Indoctrination By Propaganda Works

Lifting the Veil:
Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy


This film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the “graveyard of social movements”.

Surviving Progress

The film connects financial collapse, growing inequality and global oligarchy with the sustainability of mankind itself.

Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine

A brief and crucial history of the United States

The Most Honest Three and a Half Minutes of Television. Ever......?

Scene of the new HBO series The Newsroom.

U.S. Helicopter Blasts Afghan Man to Pieces...
As The Pilot Sings 'Bye, Bye Miss American Pie'


It is the horrific moment an Afghan man is blown apart by a US missile.

The Power Principle

Simply brilliant. - This is probably the best film ever made about American foreign policy.

Managing Public Perception - Psywar

The real battlefield is your mind.

The Century of the Self

How politicians and business learned to create and manipulate mass-consumer society.

Why We Fight

What are the forces that shape and propel American militarism?

Norman Finkelstein: American Radical

Probing, definitive documentary about Jewish-American political scientist Norman Finkelstein

Stop the Machine!!!!!:
 
A brief and crucial history of the United States.

The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis

Bill Moyer's 1987 scathing critique of the criminal subterfuge carried out by the Executive Branch of the United States Government

Lives In The Balance : Jackson Browne

"You might ask what it takes to remember
When you know that you've seen it before
Where a government lies to a people
And a country is drifting to war "

American Drug War - The Last White Hope

How money, power and greed have corrupted not just drug pushers and dope fiends, but an entire government.

 
How American News Media Works In Favor Of Israel
 
The Fourth World War

Documentary of radical resistance to global capitalism

 
The Israel Lobby

Does the United States in fact keep Israel on its feet? And how long will it continue to do so?

 
John Pilger: 'The War on Democracy'

The story of great power behind its venerable myths. It allows us to understand the true nature of the so-called war on terror".

 
Dick Cheney '94: Invading Baghdad Would Create Quagmire

Dick Cheney reveals the reasons why invading Baghdad and toppling Saddam Hussein wouldn't be a great idea.

 
Poison DUst

Poison DUst tells the story of young soldiers who thought they came home safely from the war, but didn't.

 
John Pilger: Truth Game

The worldwide propaganda surrounding the nuclear arms race is scrutinised.

 
The Road To Guantanamo

Three young British Muslims tell the story of how they came to be in US custody at Guantánamo for over two years, and discuss the Kafkaesque horrors that awaited them there

 

"I Witnessed The Degradation And Murder Of Detainees":

A prisoner of the "war on terror" disturbing allegations of mistreatment and murder.

 
Global Dimming

It reveals that we may have grossly underestimated the speed at which our climate is changing. At its heart is a deadly new phenomenon.

 
 An Inconvenient Truth

Al Gore's Documentary on the dangers of climate change and global warming

 

America Freedom to Fascism

Startling facts about our laws, raising critical issues that Americans must consider if they are to be a free people.


 

Despotism & Democracy : Video

Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Russian Jets in Syrian Skies
By Alex Fishman
A Russian expeditionary force has already arrived in Syria and set up camp in an Assad-controlled airbase. Continue

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Putin Says Dump Dollar
By RT
Russian President Vladimir Putin has drafted a bill that aims to eliminate the US dollar and the euro from trade between CIS countries. Continue

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The Coming War with Russia
By David Pugliese
With large numbers of military forces operating in such close proximity, anything could happen. Continue

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Cruelty is Not a Human Right
By César Chelala
Many Palestinians go to bed every night without knowing if their homes will be bulldozed during the night by the Israeli police. Continue

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Bribing Bibi and His Proxies to Behave
By Philip Giraldi
While I am far from a fan of America’s military industrial congressional complex, using American tax dollars to subsidize a foreign competitor is the height of insanity. Continue

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In Treating Needy Refugees Like Invaders, We Risk Losing Our Humanity
Robert Fisk
Barbed wire along the Hungarian border. Barbed wire at Calais. Have we lost the one victory which we Europeans learned from the Second World War – compassion? Continue

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The Rise Of The Inhumanes
By Paul Craig Roberts
America’s descent into totalitarian violence is accelerating. Continue

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The Bizarre Suicide of the American Empire
By Adam
For individuals like myself, born inside the frontier and soaked in its propaganda, the U.S. seems like A Very Important Thing.. Continue

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Return to Crisis: Things Keep Getting Worse
By Mike Whitney
We expect the six year-long fake recovery to end much like it did in 1929. Continue

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Michael Hudson: Wall Street Parasites Have Devoured Your Retirement Plan and the U.S. Economy
By Pam Marten
This is a dangerous book to the status quo. It is truth-telling at its finest in America’s darkest age of entrenched lies. Continue

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Multiple suicide attacks kill 12 Iraqi troops, militiamen: Iraqi officials say a series of suicide attacks by ISIS outside a town in Anbar province west of Baghdad killed 12 soldiers and allied Sunni militiamen.

ISIS Executes 7 People On Charge Of Participating In The Demonstrations In Rutba Of Anbar: Daash terrorist organization executed 7 civilians demonstrated yesterday against Daash in Rutba of western Anbar by firing squad on charges of "out on the Caliph and disobedience." He added that the organization lashed 63 civilians also on charge of participating in yesterday's demonstration

Street battles rage as ISIL inches deeper into Damascus: ISIL takes territory in south of Syria's capital. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has battled Syrian rebel forces in a southern district of Damascus, bringing ISIL fighters within about 5km of the centre of the capital.

Petraeus: Use Al Qaeda Fighters to Beat ISIS: Members of al Qaeda’s branch in Syria have a surprising advocate in the corridors of American power: retired Army general and former CIA Director David Petraeus.

Fact or fiction? Russian jets in Syrian skies: Russia has begun its military intervention in Syria, deploying an aerial contingent to a permanent Syrian base, in order to launch attacks against ISIS and Islamist rebels; US stays silent.

US, Saudi Arabia planned to stir up sectarian conflict in Syria: WikiLeaks: In his book, “The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire”, Julian Assange claims that United States had called Saudi Arabia and Egypt to promote sectarian conflict in Syria by destabilizing its government.

Turkey charges Vice News reporters with aiding terrorist group: Court orders arrest pending trial of three journalists, including two Britons, covering conflict in country’s south-east. According to the lawyer, police acted upon a tipoff by an anonymous caller, who claimed the journalists were “working with the Islamic State”.

Gunmen kill two Yemeni militia leaders in Aden: Unidentified gunmen on motorbikes shot dead two leaders of the loyalist militia controlling the southern Yemeni port of Aden in separate attacks Monday, officials said.

Obama: Israel will remain more powerful than Iran: US president reassures critics in recent interview with Jewish-American publication, saying allies will maintain military superiority in Middle East.

Iranian Economic Boom Will Be a Bust for US Businesses: There’s a lot of money to be made doing business with Iran, and the global business community, minus U.S. companies, is ready to roll.

2 Mali soldiers killed in Timbuktu attack: Two Malian soldiers were killed on Tuesday in a pre-dawn attack against an army checkpoint outside Timbuktu in northern Mali, the defence ministry and a UN source told AFP.

Al-Shabab claims 'scores' killed in attack on AU troops: The attack in Janaale, in the country's Lower Shabelle province, early on Tuesday was confirmed by residents, but an exact casualty figure was not immediately available.

Suicide Bomber Kills 6 in Northwestern Pakistan: Officials: A suicide bomber struck outside a local government office in a northwestern Pakistani tribal area on Tuesday, killing at least six people and wounding 31 others, officials said.

Five protesters killed in fresh Nepal violence - police: Nepali police shot dead at least four protesters and killed a fifth on Tuesday as demonstrators threw stones and petrol bombs, angry at a new planned constitution.

Ukraine reels from clashes as third policeman dies: Ukraine was in shock Tuesday after fierce clashes outside parliament killed three policemen and wounded 140 people as tensions flared over controversial legislation giving more autonomy to pro-Russian rebels.

Angry refugees protest as Hungary bars them from main train station: About 100 police operatives wearing helmets and wielding batons guarded the station. Around 1,000 people waved tickets, clapping, booing and hissing, and shouting "Germany! Germany!" outside the station.

Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say: Climate scientists are predicting that 2015 will be the hottest year on record “by a mile”, with the increase in worldwide average temperatures dramatically undermining the idea that global warming has stopped – as some climate-change sceptics claim.

Global Trade In Freefall: South Korea Exports Crash Most Since 2009: South Korea, reported an unprecedented 14.7% collapse in exports, far worse than the -5.9% consensus estimate, and more than 4 times worse than July's 3.4%.

Recession confirmed as Canada's GDP shrank in 2nd quarter: The economy also shrank in the first quarter, which means Canada's economy has met the bare minimum required before a recession is declared — two consecutive quarters of decline.

US Manufacturing Plunges To 2-Year Lows As New Orders, Employment Tumble: Employment tumbled, as did New Export ordedrs, but unadjusted New Orders plunged to its lowest since 2013, which is a problem given the massive inventory builds that have saved the world in the last few months.

Stocks Tumble on Weak Chinese Data: The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped 408 points, or 2.5%, to 16120. The S&P 500 declined 2.5% and the Nasdaq Composite fell 2.2%.

Guatemala Congress Expected to Remove President's Immunity: Amid a mass graft scandal that has brought the government to the brink of collapse, Guatemala’s Congress is discussing Tuesday whether to remove President Otto Perez Molina's immunity from criminal prosecution.

West Point law professor who called for attacks on 'Islamic holy sites' resigns: William C Bradford departs institution that hired him in August following report on his call for scholars to be treated as ‘enemy combatants’

Bernie Sanders Applied for 'Conscientious Objector' Status During Vietnam, Campaign Confirms: Bernie Sanders applied for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War, his campaign confirmed. "As a college student in the 1960s he was a pacifist," Michael Briggs, campaign spokesman added in an email. "[He] isn't now."

Bernie Sanders : High Drug Prices Are Killing Americans: Tragically, doctors tell us that many of their patients can no longer afford their medicine. As a result, some get sicker. Others die.

 

August 31, 2015

 

Turkey Duped the US, and ISIS Reaps Rewards
By Patrick Cockburn
The real losers are the Kurds, the only force to have effectively resisted the jihadis in Syria. Continue

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European Police ‘Scarier Than ISIS Terrorists’
By Finian Cunningham
Who are the real fascists? The anti-immigrant mobs on the streets, or the coiffured politicians in fancy suits and plush government offices? Continue

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America’s Short-sighted ‘Grand Strategy’
By Franklin Spinney
Too many people in the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex on both sides of the aisle are becoming rich and powerful by feeding off America’s self-referencing politics of unilateralism, fear, and perpetual war. Continue

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Colombia’s Killing Fields: Peace is War
By James Petras
President Santos’ two-faced policies mirror those of the Obama regime. While Obama pursues negotiation with Iran, he wages proxy wars against Iran’s allies in Yemen, Syria and Lebanon. Continue

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Fascism From West Point
By David Swanson
The U.S. must use PSYOPS, must fire disloyal scholars from their jobs, must prosecute them for "material support of terrorism" and for treason, and must proceed to murder them in any time and place. Continue

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The Dying Institutions Of Western Civilization
By Paul Craig Roberts
The US no longer has a judiciary. This former branch of government has transitioned into an enabler of executive branch fascism. Continue

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The Great Unraveling
By Chris Hedges
Democracy, especially in the United States, is a farce, vomiting up right-wing demagogues such as Donald Trump. Continue

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A Nation’s Shame
Japanese-American Internment & Roosevelt’s Domestic ‘War on Terror’

By Jake Whitney
How America discarded civil rights in the name of security during the forced internment of Japanese-American citizens—and how the policy ruined families and lives. Continue

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The CIA and the Media: 50 Historical Facts the World Needs to Know
By James Tracy
Why do prominent US journalists routinely fail to question other deep events that shape America’s tragic history. Continue

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Whitewashing the IMF’s Destructive Role in Greece
By Michael Hudson
This is not a story that the mainstream press is happy to popularize. Continue

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Greece – A new Beginning? – New Hope?
By Peter Koenig
As a fierce opponent of the troika imposed austerity, Ms. Thanou may be the new spark of hope for Greece’s future. Continue

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Boko Haram kills nearly 80 in NE Nigeria villages: locals: Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on horseback shot dead nearly 80 people in separate attacks on three villages in Nigeria's restive northeast at the weekend, a vigilante and residents said Monday.

Six DR Congo soldiers killed in ambush north of Goma: Rocket attack by unknown gunmen on an army jeep in Rugari in North Kivu province leaves six troops dead, officials say

Four Libyan soldiers killed in new battle with Islamist fighters in Benghazi - medics: Four Libyan soldiers were killed and six wounded in fresh fighting with Islamist groups in the eastern city of Benghazi on Sunday, medics and military officials said.

Airstrikes, clashes with Islamic State across Iraq kill at least 26: The dead include Islamic State militants as well as Iraqi soldiers and police.

6 militants killed, 9 captured in fresh Zabadani clashes: Hezbollah and the Syrian army have killed six militants and caught nine as they advanced further toward the center of the Syrian border town of Zabadani near Lebanon’s borders.

SAS squad kill ISIS mastermind in daring raid in Iraq: The eight-man SAS squad tracked the jihadi fanatic for days before calling in an air strike. Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali was one of Islamic State's most senior officials and used to be a colonel in Saddam Hussein's Army.

ISIS video shows four Iraqi fighters burned alive: The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) strung up four Iraqi Shiite fighters with chains and burned them alive, according to footage posted online, the latest gruesome execution video from the militants.

IS moves closer to central Damascus: monitor: The Islamic State group battled Syrian rebel forces in a Damascus neighbourhood on Monday, bringing the jihadists closer than ever to the centre of the capital, a monitoring group said.

Saudi-led coalition forces enter Houthis’ stronghold in northern Yemen: sources: Ground troops from the ten-country-strong coalition were now present in tribal areas on the outskirts of Saada, which lies roughly 140 miles (230 kilometers) north of the capital Sana’a.

Saudi-led coalition kills Yemeni people by American-made bombs: Amnesty International (AI) confirmed on Monday that the Saudi- led coalition used American-made bombs and internationally banned weapons in its aggression against the Yemeni people.

There are 21 million in need of humanitarian aid in Yemen – please listen: Civil war has brought Yemen to its knees, and the fear is that things are about to escalate. We aid agencies need every bit of help we can get

Yemen hospitals facing closures as fighting rages: Major hospitals in Sanaa and Taiz facing closure due to supply shortages as fighting continues to rage, NGOs say.

Somalia president accused of trading troops for UAE funding amid al Shabaab crisis: A Somalia diplomat has accused President Hassan Mahamoud of allowing the UAE to train the country's soldiers to go to war in Yemen, instead of fighting al Shabaab.

Israel : A Perfect Picture of the Occupation: The truth about a great deal of the IDF’s operational activities: chasing children. And an army that fights children and chases them as they flee is an army that has lost its conscience.

70 militants, 8 soldiers killed in clashes in Afghanistan: "Within the past 24 hours, 70 terrorists were killed, 43 wounded and one terrorist was detained in different places of the country while eight Afghan army personnel were also martyred during the same period," the ministry said in a statement.

Four Libyan soldiers killed in new battle with Islamist fighters in Benghazi: medics: A tank battalion fought with Islamist brigades which had been trying to advance in the west of Benghazi, military officials said. Fighting raged until late in the evening.

Japan eyes defense budget hike to fortify island chain facing China: Japan's Ministry of Defense is seeking a fourth straight annual military budget hike to help fortify the country's far-flung island chain in the East China Sea, close to ocean territory claimed by Beijing.

Mass Protests In Tokyo As Tens of Thousands Reject Controversial Security Bills: The demonstrators were chanting "No to war legislation" and calling on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to quit, at the large rally in downtown Tokyo on Sunday. "Sitting in front of TV and just complaining wouldn't do," said Naoko Hiramatsu, a 44-year-old professor of French.

Ukraine : Kiev protest clashes kill policeman after MPs vote: One policeman has been killed and about 100 more injured outside Ukraine's parliament, after MPs gave initial backing to reforms for more autonomy in the rebel-held east, officials say.

Watch: : Ukraine: Clashes erupt in Kiev as decentralisation bill protest escalates: Video - At least 100 police injured in explosion outside Verkhovna Rada.

NATO kicks off naval drills in Black Sea with Ukraine: Ukraine is hosting naval military exercise in the Black Sea with NATO forces, involving 2,500 troops and some 150 military vehicles, from warships and helicopters to armored cars.

Greek police fire stun grenade at migrants on Macedonian border: : Thousands of people -- many of them refugees fleeing war-torn Syria -- make the hazardous journey to Greece by sea before heading north through the Balkans, eventually hoping to reach EU countries such as Germany and Sweden.

Several hundred migrants arrive in Vienna on trains from Budapest: police: - Several trains carrying hundreds of migrants arrived in Vienna from Budapest on Monday evening, police said, after they had been stopped at the Austrian border for several hours.

Guatemalan President Denies Links to Corruption Scandal: The president of Guatemala, Otto Perez Molina, rebuffed Monday the growing calls for his impeachment, in a speech broadcast live on TV. “I did not receive one cent,” he said, with regard to a corruption scandal for which his vice president and at least 15 other government officials have been arrested.

Watch: Video Shows Cops Kill Surrendering Man w/ Hands in the Air, Refutes Police Account -Bexar TX : Video - Bexar deputies shot, killed man while responding to disturbance call.

Houston-area deputy who was ambushed was shot 15 times, authorities say; The killing evoked strong emotions in the local law enforcement community, with Hickman linking it to heightened tension over the treatment of African Americans by police. Goforth was white and Miles is black.

Watch: Sheriff David Clarke: Barack Obama Started This War On Police: The Milwaukee County Sheriff said that Obama and Holder laid the groundwork for "this war on police" by supporting 'activists' who have disparaged law enforcement based upon a set of lies.

Millions facing a hefty increase in Medicare premiums in 2016: Nearly a third of the roughly 50 million elderly Americans who depend on Medicare for their physician care and other health services could see their premiums jump by 52 percent or more next year.

Bernie Sanders Says He Will Not End Drone Program If Elected President: Despite the controversial aspects of the program, Sanders said Sunday that he believes there are still effective uses for drones.

Chris Christie: Track foreign visitors to the United States like FedEx tracks packages: Christie made the 'solution' sound simple: "However long your visa is, then we go get you. We tap you on the shoulder and say, ‘Excuse me. Thanks for coming. Time to go,'" he said.

August 30, 2015

 

Pushing the Edge on Nuclear War
By William R. Polk
Washington’s neocons and liberal hawks are ratcheting up tensions again over Ukraine with the goal of humiliating and even destabilizing nuclear-armed Russia. Continue

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American, Not Russian, Aggression is the Real Problem
By Bryan MacDonald
The fact that genuine Russia analysts, who understand the country, have been replaced by neocon nutters who lump the nation in with the likes of Syria, ISIS and North Korea is, frankly, disturbing. Continue

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Bombing Syria: What's in it for Australia?
By CJ Werleman
The Australian prime minister is so eager to please his American master that he has orchestrated and engineered a narrative that allows Australia to actually volunteer for what amounts to an air invasion of Syria. Continue

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Refugees Are Human. This Simple Fact Seems To Have Been Forgotten
By Owen Jones
We need the west to take responsibility for disaster zones it helped create. Continue

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Poor Tony Blair, Hard as he Tries the Iraq War Won't Leave Him Alone
By Lindsey German
Jeremy Corbyn's announcement that if he becomes leader of the Labour party he would apologise on behalf of the party whose then leader took Britain into an illegal war, lying in the process to parliament and the country. Continue

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“Restoring American Exceptionalism”
Dick Cheney Never Disappoints

By Jim Lobe
Our former vice president really needs to exercise more care in hurling such accusations. Continue

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Barak’s Tales of Israel's Near War With Iran Conceal The Real Story
By Gareth Porter
A good cop/bad cop routine by the US and Israel was in fact a strategy to get crippling sanctions against Iran approved by the UN Security Council. Continue

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Palestine Overwhelmed by Illegal American Immigrants
By Juan Cole
If there were a Palestinian Donald Trump, he’d be fulminating against illegal immigrants swamping the Palestinian West Bank. Continue

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Welcome To The Trade Deal Wars
By Pepe Escobar
TPP has been developed as the economic/trade arm of the “pivoting to Asia” Continue

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Beijing Bingo
By Eric Margolis
China’s raw material import boom is finished. So watch out Canada, Australia, Brazil, Peru, and Africa. Continue

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25 killed in air strikes, clashes with IS militants in Iraq: A total of 25 people were killed and 23 wounded on Sunday in clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants and air strikes by U.S.-led coalition in Iraq, security sources said.

17 ISIS elements killed in internal dispute over distribution of money in Mosul: Media official of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in Mosul Saeed Mamouzini announced the killing of 17 ISIS elements in internal armed clashes between two groups belonging to the organization, because of a dispute over the distribution of money and power west of Mosul.

5 Iraqi border guards killed in explosion near Trebil: “On Saturday, an explosive device that was planted on the side of the road near Trebil border with Jordan exploded at noon, while a convoy of border guards were passing, resulting in the killing of five officers.”

Thousands stranded in Iraq's front-line town: More than a month after it began, a military offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group in Iraq's western Anbar province is showing few signs of progress.

'Three Israeli officers among 42 killed in operation in Syria': At least 42 soldiers were allegedly killed in a Syrian air raid in Daraá, including three supposed Israeli officers, reported Fars News, an official Iranian news agency, on Saturday.

One killed as Israeli army carries out attack on Syria: The overnight Israeli bombardment killed one Syrian soldier killed and wounded seven, the Syrian military source said.

ISIL 'executed dozens of fighters trying to flee': The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has reportedly executed at least 91 people across Syria within a period of one month, including 39 people from its own ranks.

Two dozen militants killed as IS pushes into Damascus: Islamic State supporters post propaganda pictures online claiming to show group’s fighters advancing in Qadam neighborhood

Turkish planes hit IS in Syria with coalition for first time: Turkish planes have for the first time joined raids by the US-led coalition against Islamic State positions in Syria, the Turkish foreign ministry said on Saturday.

Four civilians, two police officers killed in attacks in southeast Turkey: A child, three other civilians and two police officer were killed in violence in southeast Turkey on Sunday following the breakdown of a ceasefire between the government and Kurdish militants.

Saudi-led coalition airstrike kills 36 Yemeni civilians: residents: An airstrike by a Saudi-led coalition killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah Sunday, residents said. The corpses of 36 workers, many of them burnt or in pieces, were pulled out after an airstrike hit the plant this morning," resident Issa Ahmed told Reuters

3 US Military Advisors killed, 2 Others Wounded in Yemeni Attack on Najran: Several US military advisors of the Riyadh government's army were killed and wounded in heavy clashes with Yemen's revolutionary forces in Saudi Arabia's Najran region.

The Palestinian family who fought off an Israeli soldier from arresting their boy: “We saw that the soldiers had my nephew and a foreign activist they were going to arrest, and everyone ran to help them,” Nariman says.

60,000 American Jews live in the occupied West Bank, new study reveals: Roughly 60,000 American Jews live in the occupied West Bank, illegal settlements, where they account for 15 percent of the settler population.

Israel mistreats US Palestinians at border crossings: The US is tolerating Israel’s mistreatment of US citizens of Palestinian origin, Arab-American advocates are saying. Israeli authorities have recently refused entry to several Palestinians with US passports, including an outspoken activist.

Wasserman Schultz blocked Iran resolution at DNC meeting: report: Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz blocked consideration of a resolution at the party’s summer meeting that would have praised President Obama and backed the his nuclear deal with Iran.

Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate: Merkley's backing puts supporters within reach of the 34 votes required to uphold a presidential veto of a congressional resolution disapproving the agreement, which curbs Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief.

The 5 Democrats Obama needs most on Iran: These senators may well decide whether the president will be spared the spectacle of a veto.

The number of nuclear warheads by country : There are about 15,850 nuclear warheads shared by the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, China, India, Pakistan, and North Korea. An estimated 1,800 of the total warheads are on high alert.

Al Jazeera Journalists Get 3 Years Jail in 'Attack on Press': Egyptian Baher Mohamed, Canadian Mohamed Fahmy and Australian Peter Greste were found guilty at a retrial in a Cairo court on charges of working without a license, fabricating news, and “aiding a terrorist organisation,” referring to the now-banned political party Muslim Brotherhood.

Gunmen attack a southwestern Pakistani airport, killing 2: The attackers stormed Baluchistan province's Jewni airport and destroyed navigational equipment there after killing an official on duty and wounding his supervisor, said Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority spokesman Pervez George.

US considered nuking Afghanistan after 9/11 – German diplomat: A nuclear strike against Afghanistan was on the table in Washington in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, a senior German diplomat told Spiegel magazine.

Tens of thousands of Japanese protest against 'war law': Protesters rally outside parliament to oppose new laws that could see troops engage in combat for first time since WWI.

Malaysia anti-government protesters continue sit-in: Demonstrations held for second day in Kuala Lumpur to demand the resignation of PM Najib Razak over graft allegations.

India village council orders rape of two sisters: Council orders sisters to be raped and paraded naked after their brother elopes with married woman.

Libya posts deficit of $3.3 billion in first seven months-central bank: Libya posted a budget deficit of 4.5 billion dinars ($3.3 billion) in the first seven months of 2015 as oil production fell and weak oil prices weighed, the Tripoli-based central bank said on Sunday.

Libyan boat death toll climbs to 119 after second day of searching: officials: The death toll has risen to 119 due to the capsizing Friday of two boats carrying migrants after the Libyan Coast Guard discovered 39 additional bodies, local authorities said Sunday.

Hollande, Merkel, Putin back ceasefire plan for eastern Ukraine-France: Germany and Russia back plans for a complete ceasefire in eastern Ukraine from Sept. 1, the French presidency said after their respective leaders spoke by telephone on Saturday.

European leaders agree to hold new summit on Ukraine crisis: During the phone call, Putin expressed his concern over the "continual bombardment of towns in the Donbass region by the Ukrainian army and the concentration of Ukrainian armed forces all along the demarcation line," the Kremlin said in a statement.

Football fans in Germany raise banners welcoming refugees to the country: Germany has decided to allow all Syrian refugees who arrive in the country to stay

Germany calls for fairer distribution of refugees in Europe: Germany expects the number of asylum seekers it receives to quadruple to about 800,000 this year. Two state premiers said over the weekend the total could even hit 1 million in 2015. Some European governments have refused to take in refugees and resisted EU proposals to agree a common plan to do more to deal with the crisis.

Refugees fleeing war, persecution must be let in: French PM: People fleeing war and persecution must be welcomed into France, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Sunday as Europe faces a mounting refugees crisis.

Europe Squabbles While Refugees Die: Hungary is building a fence to ward off refugees. Slovakia says it will accept only Christian refugees, triggering a condemnation by the United Nations.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange claims he'll be killed by CIA DRONE if he leaves embassy: Wikileaks founder is so fearful that someone will try to take his life that he no longer uses the property's balcony, despite having had no fresh air or sunlight for THREE YEARS.

MI6 spy Gareth Williams found dead in bag had 'hacked Clinton secrets': Last week, it was reported that spies may have broken into Williams' flat in Pimlico, central London, through a skylight, re-entering the residence in order to destroy evidence while the property was under armed guard after the spy's death.

Venezuela Slams US Interference in Colombia Border Closure Case: Venezuelan Foreign Minister minister Delcy Rodríguez issued a statement via twitter in response to criticisms made Saturday by U.S. State Department Spokesman John Kirby, who criticized the Venezuela’s decision to deport roughly 1,000 undocumented Colombians.

Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico: Immigrants from China and India, many with student or work visas, have overtaken Mexicans as the largest groups coming into the U.S., according to U.S. Census Bureau research released in May

Obama Jails Refugee Children, but Exposing It Is 'Shameful'?; The United States has jailed hundreds of refugee families in violation of its own laws, but only the whistleblower who exposed it has been punished.

Texas police officer killed because of uniform: Police: Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman linked the killing of Darren Goforth, the county’s deputy sheriff, to recent wave of anti-police brutality protests in the United States and argued that he was targeted for wearing a police uniform.

Death of a young black man in a Virginia prison sparks outrage: According to the Virginian-Pilot, a judge had found the apparently bipolar Mitchell incompetent to stand trial on May 21 and ordered him into the care of "qualified staff" at a state mental health facility in Williamsburg, about an hour away. For the past three months, Mitchell has remained in jail, waiting for a bed to become available.

Watch: Lakeland Police Officers Go Fishing: Two men were ordered out of their car while a K9 performed a search and, like it most K9 searches, the dog allegedly hit on the car. The man was quite adamant about there being nothing in the car and after about a 15 minute search he was proven to be right. He is only lucky nothing was planted in his car that night.

Judge Sentenced To 28 Years For Selling ‘Kids For Cash’ To Prisons: Was this an isolated incident, or are there more just like him who have made similar deals with prisons across the United States.

Robots will cut 25% of US jobs in 4 years, transform workforce – report : Analysts have forecast that automation will erase 22.7 million jobs by 2025, or 16 percent of today’s total.

Top Jeb fundraisers leave campaign amid troubling signs: The move comes amid weak poll numbers and concerns that Bush's torrid fundraising pace has slowed.

Sarah Palin and Donald Trump love Trump: Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate, and Donald Trump, the current front-runner in the Republican presidential field, spent 10 minutes gushing praise Friday night during an interview on One America News Network.

 

August 28, 2015

 

The Refugee Crisis and the Inhuman Face of European Capitalism
By Peter Schwarz
The refugee crisis is the most dramatic expression of the crisis of a social system that is no longer compatible with the most basic needs of the vast majority of humanity. Continue

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Europe in Free Fall
By The Saker
You could say that the Titanic is sinking and the orchestra keeps playing, and you would be close to the truth. Continue

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Lebanon – What If It Fell?
By Andre Vltchek
If Lebanon collapses, the entire region will once again become a colony. Continue

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Imperial America
By Justin Raimondo
Just as we claim the “right” to invade the world, so the world claims the corollary right to invade us. Continue

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US Asked Norway to Arrest Edward Snowden
By The Local.no
Norway’s NRK broadcaster has obtained a copy of the formal requests US authorities sent to Norway’s Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Justice asking it to arrest NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and effectuate his return to the United States. Continue

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Harper's Violation of International Law in Libya
By Yves Engler
The Conservatives' violation of international law delivered a terrible blow to Libya. Continue

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Occupy Peace
Fight For Peace, Not For War

By Paul Craig Roberts
Is it possible, that the way we act is often in direct conflict with who we think we are? Continue

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Palestinian Women Take On Israeli Soldier
Video
The courageous actions of the Tamimi women of Nabi Saleh rescuing their captured child spread immediately on social media. Continue

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Zionism in Britain: A Neglected Chronicle
By Evan Jones
How could anyone who finds Israel’s actions unacceptable imagine that they had the right to become leader of a major British political Party? Continue

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Looting Made Easy: The $2 Trillion Buyback Binge
By Mike Whitney
When can we stop referring to this activity as “buybacks” and call it by its real name; looting? Continue

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Native Americans and US Scorched Earth Continuum
By Finian Cunningham
Today the Navajo and their Apache cousins are once again under threat. Continue

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Matrix Of Control: A Short Tale About Society We Live In
By Joe Contrarian
Is it possible, that the way we act is often in direct conflict with who we think we are? Continue

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Over 100 Nusra Militants Killed in Syrian Airstrike in Dara'a: Military sources said on Friday that over 100 militants of al-Nusra Front were killed in the Syrian fighter jets' operations in the Southern province of Dara'a.

16 killed as rebels reach gates of besieged Syrian airbase: Several jihadi groups unleashed a wide-scale offensive against a besieged Syrian airbase in the country's northwest, reaching the base's main gate and killing 16 soldiers, a monitor group reported Friday.

Islamic State takes new ground near Turkish border: Intense attacks began overnight and on Thursday morning IS fighters had mostly encircled the rebel-held town of Marea, some 20 km (12 miles) from the Turkish border, a rebel leader fighting against the group in the area said.

71 'Syrians' dead in Austria truck tragedy: "Among these 71 people, there were 59 men, eight women and four children including a young girl one or two years old and three boys aged eight, nine or 10," police spokesman Hans Peter Doskozil told a news conference.

12 mn Syrians have fled their homes since conflict began: UN: Syria's four-and-a-half year conflict has driven half of the country's people to flee their homes, with the number of those who have left the country approaching 20 percent of the pre-war population.

Death Toll of IS Jihadists Killed in Iraq Rises to 19: At least 19 Islamic State jihadists, including two commanders, were killed while seven others were wounded on Friday in airstrikes carried out by the U.S.-led international coalition, in the south of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Study: U.S. Wars Have Left Over 1 Million Dead in Iraq: The investigators found "the war has, directly or indirectly, killed around one million people in Iraq, 220,000 in Afghanistan and 80,000 in Pakistan (i.e. a total of around 1.3 million). And this is only a conservative estimate," they wrote. They say the true tally could be more than two million.

Saudi-led airstrikes kill 10 people in central Yemen: officials: One airstrike targeted the home of a retired army brigadier in the central city of Ibb, killing him and five members of his family, the officials said. Four more people were killed in separate air strikes on military and security buildings in the city, the officials said.

HRW urges coalition to stop using cluster bombs in Yemen: Human Rights Watch Thursday urged the Saudi-led coalition battling Iran-backed rebels in Yemen to stop using cluster munitions, saying it had uncovered new evidence of their devastating impact.

Qaeda lashes 10 in Yemen for blasphemy, alcohol: Al-Qaeda militants in southeastern Yemen have publicly flogged 10 men in a new sign of their growing control over the lawless region, witnesses and an official said Friday.

Water wars? Devastating shortages will fuel MidEast conflicts for 25 yrs – report: According to scientists with the World Resource Institute (WRI), water shortages will exacerbate existing conflicts – and the factor is considered to have contributed to the rising violence in Syria that erupted in 2011.

Report: Russia-Iran disagreement holding up S-300 deal: S-300 missiles to be delivered to Iran this year – Russian source

Boko Haram reportedly attack remote villages in northeastern Nigeria, killing 28: Boko Haram extremists killed 28 people during attacks on remote farming and fishing villages in northeast Nigeria, members of a civilian defense group said on Friday.

Qatar, Turkey to Blame for Forcing Political Islam in Libya: Qatar and Turkey are to blame for forcing political Islam on Libya, the prime minister of the internationally recognized Libyan government, Abdullah Thani, told Sputnik.

Attacks kill at least 17 Afghan soldiers and militia men: A Taliban ambush Thursday killed at least 15 militia fighters loyal to Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, the country's vice president, in the northern province of Faryab.

Nine civilians killed on India, Pakistan border: At least nine civilians were killed overnight as Indian and Pakistan troops exchanged fire across the disputed border in the Kashmir region, officials said.

Indian troops kill six rebels in remote northeast: The Indian security forces have killed at least six suspected armed separatist rebels in the country's insurgency-hit northeastern state of Nagaland, police said on Friday.

Putin Plans to Attend UN General Assembly For First Time in 10 Years: The visit to New York will be Putin's first in the last 10 years. He will be joined by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the General Assembly, who will take over as head of the Russian delegation after Putin returns to Moscow.

71 'Syrians' dead in Austria truck tragedy: "Among these 71 people, there were 59 men, eight women and four children including a young girl one or two years old and three boys aged eight, nine or 10," police spokesman Hans Peter Doskozil told a news conference.

Boat packed with refugees sinks off Libya; up to 200 feared dead: A security official in the western town of Zuwara, from where the overcrowded boat had set off, said there had been around 400 people on board. Many appeared to have been trapped in the hold when it capsized.

82 bodies wash ashore after refugee boat sinks off Libya: A Red Crescent official said yesterday that 82 bodies had washed ashore after the sinking, and about 100 were still missing.

Sweden to meet Ecuador officials Monday over Assange case : "It is the first time that we are going to meet and we will discuss a general agreement for judicial cooperation between the two countries," Swedish justice ministry official Cecilia Riddselius told AFP on Friday.

FBI demanded Scandinavian countries arrest Edward Snowden should he visit: The whistleblower will not travel to Norway next week to accept award after national broadcaster released letters US sent in 2013 requesting extradition

Germany hands over citizens’ metadata in return for NSA’s top spy software: In order to obtain a copy of the NSA's main XKeyscore software, whose existence was first revealed by Edward Snowden in 2013, Germany's domestic intelligence agency agreed to hand over metadata of German citizens it spies on.

New Report Shows Germany Was In Bed With NSA: Behind the public admonishment of the National Security Agency’s spying techniques, Germany has been secretly in cahoots with the intelligence agency.

U.S. court hands win to NSA over metadata collection challenge: A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a judge's ruling that would have blocked the National Security Agency from collecting phone metadata under a controversial program that has raised privacy concerns.

The Shocking Story of Y: Imprisoned in the UK Without Charge or Trial on the Basis of Secret Evidence Since 2003: Since Algerian asylum seeker Y was arrested in 2003, he has spent years behind bars or unable to move more than a few miles, yet he has never been convicted of a crime. What is it like to exist under such extraordinary restrictions?

Young black man jailed since April for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell: Jamycheal Mitchell, 24, had been held in Virginia jail without bail for nearly four months, accused of stealing a Mountain Dew, Snickers bar and a Zebra Cake

Ohio cop tells black man he tailed him and pulled him over for ‘direct eye contact’: A black Ohio man got a police officer to admit to him on video that he followed him for nearly two miles and pulled him over for making “direct eye contact,”

Clinton Camp Says One-Fifth of Delegates Secured for Nomination: Senior Clinton campaign officials are claiming that she has already secured one-fifth of the pledges needed to win the Democratic presidential nomination. They come from current and former elected officials, committee officeholders, and other party dignitaries.

 

 
 

 

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Key Articles

 

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Zionism's Jewish Enemy

Video

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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Blueprint of the PNAC Plan for U.S. Global Hegemony


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