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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 : 3,479

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,582,234,548,578

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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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Europe Veering From US Abyss Over Russia?

By Finian Cunningham

American politics is arguably the most corporate-controlled, brainwashed, intellectually devoid and dangerous institution that the world has ever known.
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Delusional US ‘Group Think’ on Syria, Ukraine

By Robert Parry


Despite the craziness of this we-must-take-out-Assad thinking, it has become the “group think” of Official Washington.
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Black Flags In Libya
Samantha Power Warns Against Intervention Fatigue


By Moon Of Alabama

U.S. leadership is needed now more than ever amid global threats.
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Uncomplicated, in Afghanistan

By Kathy Kelly

There are numerous, obvious solutions to problems in Afghanistan which NATO countries could consider, could even attempt if the alliance wasn’t there for the mineral wealth.
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The Biggest Threat to Democracy and Freedom

By Jacob G. Hornberger

Ike was right about the grave danger to democracy and freedom posed by national-security state governmental apparatuses. Just ask Egyptians. Or Chileans.
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Mexico in Turmoil

By Mel Carriere


Is it any wonder, then, that the chefs who cook the news have been keeping a tight lid on the simmering Mexican pot?
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US Political Prisoners Seek Justice at UN Committee on Torture

By Glen Ford


They say that charity begins at home – and so, it should be added, does torture.
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Ferguson and the 'Us vs. Them' Illusion

By Robert Koehler

gun sales at local shops are through the roof and the local Klan is stirring, distributing fliers warning protesters that they've awakened a sleeping giant.
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Wall Street is Taking Over America’s Pension Plans

By Murtaza Hussain

“There is a massive transfer of power and wealth happening from the public to Wall Street, through pensions,”
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JPMorgan Chases Profits

By Christopher Brauchli

JPMorgan had discovered yet another way to make money at the expense of its customers. It did this by ignoring part of the bankruptcy laws.
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At least 60 people killed in Iraq: Dozens of people killed including 38 ISIL militants in clashes between militants and Iraqi army.

U.S. to send new troops to Iraq even before Congress OKs funds: Some of the 1,500 new U.S. troops authorized to advise and train Iraqi forces in their fight against Islamic State militants will deploy to the country in the next few weeks without waiting for Congress to fund the mission, the Pentagon said on Thursday.

‘Can’t guarantee’ no civilians were killed in anti-ISIS bombings, Canadian military says: Navy Capt. Paul Forget, a spokesman for the country’s operations command, said there’s no way to know for certain if Canada’s most recent two missions caused any civilian casualties.

Syrian army kills tens of 'terrorists' near Kobane: Report: The Syrian troops on Thursday killed tens of "terrorists" in the countryside of the predominantly Kurdish city of Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobane, in northern Syria, according to the state news agency SANA.

Al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front attacks Syrian government-held town in Golan Heights: The insurgents were locked in street fighting with government troops in the city centre overnight and were pushed back to the outskirts on Thursday, activists said. Thousands of Baath City's 30,000 residents have already fled.

Mutiny Inside Yemen's Special Forces: Officers suspected to be loyalists of ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh are leading a mutiny inside the headquarters of an elite paramilitary unit, seeking to oust their commander on Thursday, officials said. The officials say gunfire was heard Thursday afternoon inside the Special Forces headquarters

45 killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria: Boko Haram have killed at least 45 people in a village near Mafa city in the northern Nigerian state of Borno, media reported citing municipal sources and witnesses.

Six killed in CAR clashes: Six people were killed and around 10 were injured in western Central African Republic during clashes pitting Christian militia fighters against UN peacekeepers, a town residents and local journalist said on Thursday.

U.S. kills six people in northwest Pakistan: officials: Two missiles struck a house in Mada Khel village of the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border on Thursday night, said a security official based in the area.

Bomb kills 2 soldiers in northwest Pakistan: A bomb attached to a motorcycle struck an army vehicle in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing two soldiers, a police official said. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

U.S. increasing non-lethal military aid to Ukraine: The United States plans to increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries of the first Humvee vehicles, having decided for now not to provide weapons, U.S. officials said.

Propaganda alert: Biden Visits Ukraine as NATO Accuses Russia Over Weapons: Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine is “unacceptable” and separatist elections earlier this month were a “Kremlin-orchestrated farce,” U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said during a visit to Kiev.

EU disburses 260-million-euro loan to Ukraine: The EU has disbursed 600 million euros (USD 768 million) under two EU MFA programs this year. Another 750 million euros (USD 960 million) remains available under the two programs, provided Ukraine shows satisfactory progress with the accompanying reforms,

War criminal: Tony Blair honoured with Save The Children's Global Legacy Award : Tony Blair was last night recognised for his humanitarian work at a glamorous gala to raise funds for a global children's charity – in front of guests including Lassie the dog.

US sends Guantanamo prisoners to Georgia, Slovakia: The release of the men, four Yemenis and a Tunisian, brings the prison population to 143, about 100 fewer than when President Barack Obama took office pledging to close the detention center.

Ayotzinapa protests in Mexico: Hundreds of thousands Mexicans marched Thursday. Despite the threats of the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto of further force against protestors, the Ayotzinapa missing students protests all around Mexico are still ongoing

Obama extends deportation reprieve to 5 million undocumented immigrants: President Barack Obama announced an executive order on immigration reform Thursday, which he will sign on Friday. The actions will affect up to 5 million undocumented immigrants in the US, many of whom are the parents or spouses of legal residents.

Torture Report Fight Erupts In Chaos: "It makes a lot of people who did really bad things look really bad, which is the only way not to repeat those mistakes in the future," he continued. "The public has to know about it. They don’t want the public to know about it."

Before Snowden, some in NSA warned of a backlash: Dissenters within the National Security Agency, lwarned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would cause if revealed, current and former intelligence officials say.

Julian Assange: Swedish court rejects appeal to lift arrest warrant: Ruling means WikiLeaks founder still faces extradition to Sweden if he leaves Ecuador embassy in London

Russell Brand : Why Are We REALLY Being Spied On? Video

Police arrest demonstrators ahead of expected grand jury ruling in Michael Brown case: The arrests are an escalation of the police crackdown on protesters ahead of an expected grand jury ruling in the coming days on whether or not to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in August.

2-Year-Old Hospitalized After Police Raid Wrong Home, Threw Grenade into His Bedroom: A Mother and her two older children told officers there was a 2-year-old in the room. Police ignored them, told them to cover their ears, and threw a smoke bomb into the room as the 2-year-old Justin stood near the door.

November 20, 2014

Obama Remains High-Handed—And Wrong—About Ukraine

By William Pfaff

Is it possible that no one in his own government has yet worked up the courage to tell Mr. Obama that it was his own United States State Department that arranged a public uprising in Kiev last February.
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Obama’s Gun-running Operation

By Trevor Timm

If you thought the Isis war couldn't get any worse, just wait for more of the CIA.
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Obama's Orwellian War in Iraq

Jeremy Scahill

We Created the Very Threat We Claim to be Fighting.
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Cashing In on the ISIS Crisis

By Emily Schwartz Greco and William A. Collins


No matter how pointless these wars prove, America’s military-industrial complex makes a killing.
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US Prepares to Sell Saudi Arabia Warships to Help Take Down Iran

By Bruce K. Gagnon

This likely $20 billion weapons sale indicates just how corrupt and immoral the US 'experiment' in democracy has become.
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A 'Child' Is Missing–From a New York Times Headline

By Jim Naureckas
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Palestinian Shot by Israeli Troops at Gaza Border - Think for a second about what kind of image that calls up. How much does that image change when you read the story's second sentence? A spokeswoman for the hospital said the Palestinian was a 10-year-old boy.
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Talk of a Third Intifada: Where to from Here, Palestine?

By Ramzy Baroud

It is the awakening of a whole society, joined by a painstaking attempt at redrawing all priorities as a step forward on the path of liberation.
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Who Rules the World?

By Benjamin Dangl

How a concentration of wealth and political power undermines democracy.
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NY Times Report Documents Metastasizing of the Police State of America

By Dave Lindorff

One can no longer speak in terms of the US as a country that is moving towards becoming a police state. We are living in a police state.
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Is Texas Getting Ready to Kill An Innocent Man?

By Jordan Smith

In a small southern town like Bastrop, an affair between a black man and a young white woman engaged to a white police officer…could be extremely dangerous if it was revealed.
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Syria: 118 people killed on Wednesday : Report: Those killed are : 31 civilians, 17 rebels, 12 Non-Syrian Islamic fighters, 16 NDF, 22 Regular forces, 7 unknown rebels, 4 Non-Syrian fighters allied to regime forces .

Islamic State: Senior IS leader reportedly killed in air strike in Mosul: They said Radwan Taleb al-Hamdouni, who they described as the radical militant group's leader in Mosul, was killed with his driver when their car was hit in a western district of the city on Wednesday afternoon.

US advisers spread out through Iraq: The US security personnel sent to help Iraqi forces combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) will be on the front lines alongside Iraqi troops and Kurdish forces, but will not engage in fighting unless for self-defence, Iraqi officials said.

France to send six fighter jets to Jordan to target Islamic State: France will send six Mirage fighter jets to Jordan to strike Islamic State fighters in Iraq, Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday.

Tripoli still boils after militants driven out: So many bullet holes cover the apartment blocks and shops in the Bab Al Tabbeneh district of northern Lebanon’s main city Tripoli that you can hardly tell which conflict they are from any more.

Israeli occupation force soldiers protect settlers attacking Palestinian villagers (VIDEO): The IDF troops did nothing to stop Israeli settlers from attacking Palestinian villagers, according to videos released by the Yesh Din rights group, showing soldiers pointing guns at Palestinians while Israelis are throwing stones from behind their backs.

Egypt prosecutor asks for death sentence for ousted President Morsi: Former Egyptian leader accused of leaking state secrets to Iran and cooperated with Hamas to destabilize Egypt.

Military leader becomes Burkina Faso PM: The military initially had picked Zida to lead Burkina Faso after it took control in the power vacuum after longtime President Blaise Compaore resigned on October 31, ending a 27-year-rule.

Seven Taliban Insurgents Killed in Badakhshan Operation: At least seven Taliban insurgents were killed and three others arrested in an Afghan security forces operation in northeastern Badakhshan province on Wednesday night, local officials said.

4 Taliban fighters killed in Afghanistan attack: Four Taliban fighters who attacked a compound housing foreign workers in the Afghan capital have been killed in a failed assault there.

Ukraine: Donetsk without water after shelling: Residents in large areas of rebel-held Donetsk were left without water after power supplies to a filtration plant were hit by shelling, according to the city's independent mayor.

Ukraine rejects Moscow's call for direct talks with rebels: Lavrov said in Moscow that the "party of war" — supporters of Kiev's military campaign against the rebels — had tried to exclude the separatists from the peace effort and to "force the West to seek the consent of Russia to act as a side in the conflict."

Lavrov: Russia Not Planning to Beg West to Lift Sanctions: "Sanctions are not our choice at all, but we are not planning on begging Western countries to lift these sanctions, though sometimes they do hint about it [by saying] 'let's agree on certain criteria, we'll tell you what you need to do and then we'll lift sanctions.' We're not going to play those games,"

Video Shows French ISIS Fighters Calling for Attacks in France: A new propaganda video from the militant group Islamic State shows three French fighters calling on Muslims in France to carry out attacks in France or to join the group’s fight in Iraq and Syria, according to a jihadist monitoring organization.

FBI tracking 150 people who may have travelled to Syria 'to fight': Number of Americans suspected of fighting for Islamic State in Syria much higher than previously thought

After 13 years, 2 wars and trillions in military spending, terrorist attacks are rising sharply: Worldwide, the number of terrorist incidents increased from less than 1,500 in 2000 to nearly 10,000 in 2013.

More than 80 percent of last year's terrorism fatalities occurred in just five countries. Of the 17,958 people who died in terrorist attacks in 2013, 82 percent were in one of five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria.

Did The National Archives Give The CIA Permission To Destroy Evidence?: The agency's watchdogs say the emails are vital to the oversight process, and that, due to its history of secrecy, the CIA shouldn’t be trusted to judge what’s worth saving and what isn’t.

Think tank: U.S. citizens 21st in personal freedoms: The U.S.’s worst ranking was 31st, in the safety and security category — a broad category focusing on how safe citizens feel.

Banking breeds cheating for financial gain - Swiss researchers: Society expects bank employees to be honest when entrusting them with money. However, new research involving bankers suggests they are more likely than other professionals to be dishonest if they are reminded about their professional role.

Mayor of London, refuses to pay US tax bill: All US citizens, including those with dual citizenship, are legally obliged to file a tax return and liable to pay US taxes, wherever they are living, even if the income is earned abroad.

Obama to act unilaterally on immigration, irking Republicans: President Barack Obama will outline a plan on Thursday to relax U.S. immigration policy for as many as 5 million people, bypassing Congress and angering Republicans.

GOP senator warns of violence after immigration order: "You're going to see — hopefully not — but you could see instances of anarchy. ... You could see violence." Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said.

US media silent over “state of emergency” declaration in Missouri: The decision by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to declare a preemptive “state of emergency” and activate the National Guard is an extraordinary and unprecedented act, with enormous implications for democratic rights in the United States.

Police, protesters argue over ‘rules of engagement’ ahead of Ferguson decision: Following weeks of intense negotiations, local police officials and Ferguson protesters have agreed to a dozen policies for how any future protests will be policed — but have yet to reach consensus over whether tear gas and riot gear will be used.

Police must respect protesters' rights in Ferguson – HRW: Human Rights Watch said Wednesday that the police in Ferguson, Missouri must allow peaceful protest after the coming decision by a grand jury on the Michael Brown case, and that law enforcement abuses like those of August are unacceptable.

Global protests target Walmart and 'world's richest' family, the Waltons: Protesting Walmart workers are calling for the world's largest private employer and its owners – the Waltons - to provide "decent wages and good jobs." The countries joining in the protests include United States, Canada, Mexico, India and Brazil.

November 19, 2014

On Media Outlets That Continue to Describe Unknown Drone Victims As “Militants”

By Glenn Greenwald

There is a very compelling case to make that continual, sustained drone warfare in places such as Pakistan and Yemen meet the U.S.’s formal definition of “terrorism”
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Russia invades Ukraine. Again. And again. And yet again … using Saddam’s WMD

By William Blum


“The United States has photographs that show the Russian artillery moved into Ukraine, American officials say.
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Putin: ‘US Wants To Subdue Russia"

By RT

"Throughout history no one has ever managed to do so toward Russia – and no one ever will," Putin said.
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US and Europe Conceal Their Bankruptcy with Hostility to Russia

By Finian Cunningham

This desperate clinging to waning American hegemony, supported by European vassals, is serving to drive the world economy into deeper malaise and poverty. 
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Living with Insanity
Harper, Abbott, and Cameron at the Brisbane G-20

By John Chuckman

Harper only pretends America is a great and non-threatening friend.
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Lemmings Race For War
The collective psychopathy of modern America

By Butler Shaffer

I asked myself how seemingly loving parents could encourage their children to partake in such destructiveness.
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The Green Fields Of France

Video

The Fureys and Davey Arthur. Written By Eric Bogle

I see by your gravestone you were only 19
When you joined the glorious fallen in 1916,
Well, I hope you died quick and I hope you died clean
Or, Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene?
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Millions Of People Feel The Need To Escape, But From What?

By E.F Nicholson

What drives any compulsive form of escapism is temporary relief from pain – be it physical, emotional, mental or spiritual.
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The “USA Freedom Act”?
The Irrelevance of the U.S. Congress in Stopping NSA Mass Surveillance:


By Glenn Greenwald


There is a real question about whether the defeat of this bill is good, bad, or irrelevant.
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Happy Talk About the Climate

By Dmitry Orlov

This deal does nothing to forestall a complete, total, unmitigated disaster.
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Syria: Thirty-five reported killed in Aleppo bombardment: Video report

Dozens of ISIL Fighters Killed in Iraq's Babil: Report: Iraqi troops launched a major ground offensive against the ISIL Takfiri group in Babil province, killing and injuring dozens of terrorists.

Iraq Violence Spills Into Kurdish Capital as Car Bomb Kills Five: At least five people were killed when a car bomb exploded outside the governor’s office in Erbil, capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish region, according to Iraqi media.

Iraqi Kurds: West not providing enough arms to defeat ISIS: The president of Iraqi Kurdistan, Massoud Barzani, accused Western countries Wednesday of not providing enough heavy weapons to help his 'peshmerga' forces deliver a "decisive blow" against ISIS militants.

Patrick Cockburn: Baghdad hails the retaking of the Baiji oil refinery: Analysis - Iraqi security forces have re-entered the country’s biggest oil refinery at Baiji, the recapture of which would be the Baghdad government’s most important military success since Isis seized most of northern and western Iraq during the summer.

Isis has enough weapons to carry on fighting for two years, UN warns: Even if the US-led bombing campaign continues to destroy the group’s vehicles and heavier weapons, the UN report states, it “cannot mitigate the effect of the significant volume of light weapons” Isis possesses.

Iraq says Islamic State stole 1 million tonnes of grain, took it to Syria: Iraq believes Islamic State militants have stolen more than one million tonnes of grain from the country's north and taken it to two cities they control in neighboring Syria, the agriculture minister has said.

War criminal: Blair 'has seen Chilcot findings': Letters detailing conclusions of public inquiry into Iraq war are sent to main participants

Riyadh fears Islamic State wants sectarian war in Saudi Arabia: - Tighter security in Saudi Arabia has made it hard for Islamic State to target the government so the militants are instead trying to incite a sectarian conflict via attacks on the Shi'ite Muslim minority, the Saudi Interior Ministry said.

9/11 terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui claims Saudi involvement: The 46-year old French national is claiming that Saudi Embassy officials were involved in a plot to shoot down Air Force One to assassinate Bill Clinton and/or Hillary Clinton during a trip to the United Kingdom.

Clashes near Egypt's border with Gaza kill 10 civilians: sources: Ten civilians were killed overnight during fighting between the army and Islamist militants near Egypt's border with Gaza, where the military has launched a crackdown in recent weeks, security and medical sources said Wednesday.

'Collective punishment': Israel demolishes East Jerusalem home after synagogue attack: Human rights groups have criticised the policy. Amnesty International said on Tuesday: "Punishing the families of suspects by destroying their homes is collective punishment and is prohibited by international law."

Israeli forces destroy home of East Jerusalem car attack suspect: Israeli occupation forces entered the area after midnight, surrounded the five-story building where the al-Shaludi family lives, and forced residents out of the building without allowing them to bring any of their possessions with them, witnesses said.

Shin Bet chief: Abbas is not inciting to terror: While Netanyahu points accusing finger at Palestinian president, Yoram Cohen says MKs going on Temple Mount, vengeance killing of Palestinian teen Abu Khdeir main factors behind Jerusalem violence.

Police chief: Lone wolves apparently carried out deadly attack at Jerusalem synagogue: National Police Commissioner Yochanan Danino said Tuesday's terror attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem appeared to be a grassroots, independent attack carried out by lone wolves, though he added that the investigation is not yet complete.

Spanish parliament easily passes measure recognizing Palestinian state: The symbolic motion, which echoes similar votes last month in Britain and Ireland, received the backing of all the political groups of the lower house.

US kills 18 people in E Afghanistan: Twelve people were killed after a vehicle was attacked in the Bati Kot district on Tuesday. Local police authorities said six people were also killed in another US-led drone strike in the Haska Mina district.

Germany and Italy to keep up to 1,350 soldiers in Afghanistan: Germany aims to retain up to 850 soldiers in Afghanistan, a German defense ministry spokesman said, while Italy will go with an average of about 500, according to the defense minister.

UN announces 12-hour ceasefire in Libya's Benghazi: U.N. Special Representative Bernardino Leon says the ceasefire started on Wednesday morning and could be extended by the parties. The Red Crescent will evacuate civilians from affected areas as well as retrieve bodies of those killed in the fighting.

Black Flag of Isis Raised Over Libya's Derna Just 200 Miles From EU Coast: Fighters loyal to the jihadist group are now in control of the city of Derna, which has a population of about 100,000, is close to the Egyptian border, and about 200 miles from the shores of the European Union.

Seventh Sierra Leone doctor killed by Ebola - source: A Sierra Leonean doctor died of Ebola on Tuesday, a medical source said, bringing to seven the number of doctors killed by the virus savaging the nation's healthcare system

Cuban doctor contracts Ebola in Sierra Leone: Felix Baez is the first to contract virus, out of 165-member medical team deployed by island nation to Sierra Leone.

Tour the Destruction of a Ukrainian Battlefield Through the Eyes of a Drone: Bombed-out fields dotted with what appear to be fox holes and artillery explosions litter the grim landscape. The flatness of the Ukrainian plains brings to mind images of WWI, especially how the leafless trees and the dying grass mimic trench scenes from Belgium or France.

Propaganda alert: NATO Sees Military Buildup In Ukraine, Urges Russia To Pull Back: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says there has been a "serious military buildup" both in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine and on the Russian side of the border, and he has urged Moscow to pull back its forces.

Ukraine: Russia wants guarantees from Nato: Dmitry Peskov said that Russia would like to receive a guarantee that Ukraine will not join Nato, as they are fearful of the Nato-affiliated countries on their borders.

Putin says relations with US must be based on equality: Russia is ready for cooperation with the United States, provided it is based on respect for each others' interests and non-interference in domestic affairs, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

PUTIN: Ukraine Is Great, But It's Missing One Thing ...: "It lacks, it seems to me, the understanding that to be successful, stable, prosperous, it's necessary that all people who live in that territory, regardless of which language they speak — whether Hungarian, Russian, Ukrainian, or even Polish — have a feeling that the territory is their Motherland," Putin said.

Ukraine Admits Its Gold Is Gone: "There Is Almost No Gold Left In The Central Bank Vault": In an interview on Ukraine TV, none other than the head of the Ukraine Central Bank made the stunning admission that "in the vaults of the central bank there is almost no gold left.

"Don't sanitize the war" ‘My God, people should see this’: Video - War critic Donahue on Tomas Young’s life after Iraq

Senate Republicans block landmark NSA surveillance reform bill: The USA Freedom Act, a bill introduced last year that sought to end the NSA’s ongoing daily collection of practically all US phone data, failed to reach a 60-vote threshold to cut off debate and move to passage.

Senate defeats Keystone XL pipeline:" The U.S. Senate defeated a bill to authorize construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The bill failed to overcome a 60-vote threshold for passage by a narrow 59-41 decision. All 45 Republican senators voted for it, but Landrieu could not clinch the necessary last Democratic vote.

FBI Warns Ferguson Decision ‘Will Likely’ Lead to Violence : The FBI is warning law enforcement agencies across the country that the decision “will likely” lead some extremist protesters to threaten and even attack police officers or federal agents.

California Tells Court It Can’t Release Inmates Early Because It Would Lose Cheap Prison Labor: By employing prison inmates who are paid less than $2 per day, the state saves some $1 billion, according to a recent BuzzFeed feature of the practice.

More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations: The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing, records and interviews show.

Canadian woman hit with $950K medical bill after unexpectedly giving birth in US hospital: She and her husband can’t afford to pay the $950,000 the insurance carrier has billed them, and they said if they begin paying they’ll be stuck paying the rest of their lives.

November 18, 2014

IS Promotes Its Bloody Multinationality - Obama Says Assad Stays

By Moon Of Alabama

Video showed a row of 18 Islamic State fighters each beheading a captured Syrian officer or pilot.
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How Many Islamic State Fighters Are There?

By Ray McGovern

On his flight back to Washington, Dempsey will have time to ponder whether he has the courage to pass on this discouraging word to President Barack Obama about ISIS.
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The Next Presidential Election Will Move The World Closer To War

By Paul Craig Roberts


Hillary as president would mean war with Russia.
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It’s All Right, Ma, I’m Only Bleeding

By Chris Floyd

Clinton’s budding campaign is being lovingly embraced by unreconstructed neo-cons, who see a Clinton presidency as a restoration of the glory days of the PNAC crowd.
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It's No Accident
Afghan Opium Production Hits All-Time High

By Mike Whitney

The proliferation of drugs helps to keep the “little people” in line so the adults can get on with the business of looting.
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Redefining “Imminent”

By Brian Terrell

How the U.S. Department of Justice Makes Murder Respectable, Kills the Innocent and Jails their Defenders.
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US Policemen Visit Israel to Learn New Strategies and Methods:

By teleSUR

Police officers from the United States, which is one of the countries with the most militarized police corps, visited Israel, which has one of the most repressive security agencies, to learn “cutting-edge policing strategies and technologies.”
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Ten Illegal Police Actions to Watch for in Ferguson

By Bill Quigley

When the Michael Brown verdict is announced, people can expect the police to take at least ten different illegal actions to prevent people from exercising their constitutional rights. 
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Are ‘We the People’ Useful Idiots in the Digital Age?

By John W. Whitehead

If free speech is not vigilantly protected, democracy is more likely to drift toward fear, repression, and violence.
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Too Dumb for Democracy?

B.K. Marcus

Should Americans feel bad that we are the second-most-ignorant country in the world?
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28 killed in clashes, car bombings in Iraq: In the western province of Anbar, dozens of IS militants attacked an army headquarters near the village of Majjara, near Fallujah, some 50 km west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, a provincial security source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

25+ ISIS fighters killed in Mosul by US-led coalition fighter jets: “This evening, the international coalition conducted air strikes against ISIS targets in an area near central Mosul. The air strikes resulted in killing at least 25 ISIS elements and destroying their shelters and checkpoints around the area. The operation was based on intelligence received from reliable sources.”

ISIS Killed 1,432 Syrians Outside Battle Since June: Report: The militant Islamic State group has killed 1,432 Syrians off the battlefield since the end of June when it declared a caliphate in the territory under its control, a group monitoring the war said on Monday.

Islamic State Claims Beheading of Former U.S. Army Ranger/Aid Worker Peter Kassig - (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Gruesome Islamic State Video Announces Death of Peter Kassig: The video also graphically shows brutal footage of a group of Syrian soldiers being beheaded by the group.

US backed Syrian rebels abandon Aleppo, leader flees to Turkey: The Free Syrian Army (FSA), the recognized armed opposition group against the Bashar al-Assad in Syria, has ceased its resistance in Aleppo, Syria’s second biggest city, withdrawing its 14,000 militia from the city, a ranking Turkish security source told the Hürriyet Daily News on Nov. 17.

Syrian Kurds advance in heart of Kobani, says monitor: Syrian Kurds fighting the ISIS group in the flashpoint town of Kobani made new gains on Tuesday, expelling the militants from several central buildings and seizing weapons, a monitor said.

Mossad-Backed Jundallah Pledges Support for ISIS: Jundallah is primarily a Balochistan separatist group, active in both Pakistan’s far west and in southeastern Iran. In recent years, the group’s attacks have mostly centered on Iran, and there is evidence they have been backed by Israel’s Mossad in doing so.

Prelate warns that Syria could turn into another Libya: An archbishop in northeastern Syria has warned of the disastrous consequences of potential airstrikes by the United States against Syrian government forces.

6 people killed in Jerusalem synagogue attack: Two Palestinians armed with a gun and axes attacked a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday killing four Israelis, police said. The two assailants were shot dead.

Occupied East Jerusalem Under 'Collective Punishment': After months of unrest, municipal officials in Jerusalem have begun a widespread crackdown on the Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem, enforcing the finest points of the law in what rights groups have dubbed an act of "collective punishment".

Israel to step up demolition of Palestinian homes: Israel has sent notices to the families of several Palestinians in the West Bank implicated in attacks against Israelis to vacate their homes ahead of their impending demolitions. The development indicated that Israel is intensifying its much maligned policy of punitive destructions of homes of suspected attackers.

Haaretz obtains full document of EU-proposed sanctions against Israel: Sanctions could apply to Israeli politicians opposed to the two-state solution, which could include Bennett and Rivlin; steps against European companies working in settlements; punitive measures against Palestinians over 'negative measures.'

Blast kills senior Islamist politician in Yemen: A car bombing Tuesday killed a leading member of Yemen's powerful Sunni Al-Islah party whose supporters have been battling Shiite militias, a security official said.

At least 12 killed by female suicide bomber in Nigeria: Video report:

4 killed in revenge attacks after Kenya mosques raid: Four people were stabbed to death in Kenya's volatile port city of Mombasa following security raids on mosques in which a man was killed and over 200 people arrested, police said on Tuesday.

Seven Soldiers, Three Police Officers Killed in Ukraine: Seven Ukrainian soldiers and three policemen were killed in east Ukraine during the last 24 hours, amidst the conflict between the government troops and the pro-Russian separatist forces despite truce, official sources announced Monday.

Ukraine : Petro Poroshenko says country is 'ready for total war' with Russia: Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko says his country is "prepared for total war" as fighting continues around the pro-Russian rebel stronghold of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine scraps human rights treaty for rebel areas, cuts services, freezes banks: Kiev has suspended the protection of human rights and ordered the withdrawal of its institutions from areas controlled by local militia in the nation's east. Rebels have branded the decree, which hits the population on winter’s eve, an ‘act of genocide.'

Poroshenko: "Their children will hole up in the basements - this is how we win the war!": Video - 'We will have our jobs. They will not. We will have our pensions. They will not. We will have care for children, for people, and retirees. They will not. Our children will go to schools and kindergartens. Theirs will hole up in basements"

Ukraine: EU fails to agree on new Russia sanctions: The EU's foreign ministers have agreed to move towards placing more Ukrainian separatists under sanctions but not to increase sanctions on Russia

Russia and Poland expel diplomats in tit-for-tat measures: Russia calls Polish action ‘unfriendly and unfounded’ and says Polish diplomats left for activities ‘incompatible with their status’

'Obama is a lame duck': Gorbachev comments after G20: "Obama is a lame duck. One must not finish the job in such a mediocre way. He just decided to throw accusations around. He will be of no avail any more, unfortunately. I've thought better of him," the former leader of the USSR told Rusnovosti radio.

Russian and Venezuelan State Oil Companies Close Exportation Deal: Russian state oil company Rosneft has signed a deal with the Venezuelan government which will see the state entity import 1.6 million tonnes of oil and 9 million tonnes of oil derivatives from Venezuela’s state owned oil company, PDVSA.

The Real Reason For Cheap Oil and Gas: In this video Luke Rudkowski explains the greater geopolitical chess game that is causing gas and oil prices to drop globally.

Four Killed in Attack on Contractors' Camp in Kabul, Afghanistan: Four people were killed when a suicide car bomb detonated at a perimeter wall of a camp housing foreign contractors in the Afghan capital on Tuesday morning

Musharraf warns of proxy war with India in Afghanistan: The departure of NATO combat forces from Afghanistan could push India and Pakistan towards a proxy war in the troubled state, Pakistan’s former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf warned in an interview with a foreign news agency.

China will never use force to achieve goals, Xi vows: President Xi Jinping vowed yesterday never to use force to achieve Beijing's goals, including in maritime disputes, just days after US President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia.

Abe calls snap Japan poll, delays tax hike: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told his party Tuesday he was calling a snap election and delaying a sales tax rise after figures showed Japan was in a recession.

Global terror attack deaths rose sharply in 2013, says report: There were nearly 10,000 terrorist attacks in 2013, a 44% increase from the previous year, the Global Terrorism Index 2014 report added.

Over 35 mn subject to modern day slavery across the world: Among its definition of modern day slavery are: forced into in a life of cotton picking, cannabis growing, prostitution, fighting wars, cleaning up after the wealthy, debt bondage, forced marriage and the sale or exploitation of children, as well as human trafficking.

US/India WTO Agreement: How Corporate Greed Trumps Needs of World's Poor and Hungry: 'The big question is why do governments even need the WTO to decide whether they can guarantee the right to food to their people?'

Missouri governor declares state of emergency as national guard called in to Ferguson: The governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency on Monday, authorising the national guard to assist the policing of protests expected in Ferguson after it is announced whether a white police officer who shot dead an unarmed black 18-year-old will face charges.

US Faces Child Homelessness Epidemic: A new study has found that one in 30 children in the U.S. is homeless, while up to 25 percent of homeless pre-school children have mental health problems.

Rampant Use of Solitary Confinement in the US Constitutes Torture: George Ruiz is 72 years old. For the past 30 years, he has spent every day alone — locked in a cramped, windowless cell inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) first at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison, then at Tehachapi prison.

Nearly half of Florida households are struggling financially, United Way reports: Nearly half of Florida households do not earn enough to pay for basic necessities, according to a report released Tuesday by the United Way that seeks to cast a light on the large group of state residents who struggle financially but do not meet the official criteria for being in poverty.

25% Of Americans Prefer Socialism Over Capitalism: While Americans are preached that "free market capitalism is the best path to prosperity," it appears that not everyone is buying it.

 

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


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