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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 : 3,466

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,558,421,003,395
 

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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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We Know The Cruelty of Isis – But All Too Little About Who They Are

By Robert Fisk

There are two truths that the West is going to have to face about al-Baghdadi’s savage and dotty “Caliphate”:
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Why Washington’s War on Terror Failed

By Patrick Cockburn

The Underrated Saudi Connection.
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Israel Kills Wife and Baby Son of Hamas Leader

By Patrick Martin

In an action that can only be described as a terrorist murder, Israeli warplanes killed the wife and baby son of Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif, in a targeted air strike Tuesday night.
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The ICC Should Live Up To Its Mandate

By César Chelala


under pressure from the US and the European Community, the ICC has avoided opening an investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza.
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Everything You Know About Hamas is Wrong

By Tim Holmes


"Hamas is led by pragmatic political leaders who have settled for a two-state solution along the 1967 lines, and who have made every effort to end the conflict by diplomatic means.”
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Eastern Ukraine People’s Republics Between Militias and Oligarchs

By Boris Kagarlitsky

Over several weeks the entire leadership of the Donetsk and Lugansk republics has effectively been replaced.
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Fascism in America
The Devil Went Down to Georgia

By Philip Giraldi


What distinguishes this sort of thinking from European style fascism? Not much, though it does have a particularly American flavor of evangelical Christianity.
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American Terror Lives On

By Margaret Kimberley

Can America ever overcome its terrible history of conquest, genocide and enslavement? Those horrors are deeply embedded in the American psyche and legal system, and allow for repeated aggressions at home and abroad.
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A Night in Ferguson: Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas, and a Jail Cell

By Ryan Devereaux

We were frightened. The police, who made no verbal commands that we had heard, had clearly demonstrated their willingness to shoot us.
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Turning America Into a War Zone, Where ‘We the People’ Are the Enemy

By John W. Whitehead

Life in the American police state is an endless series of don’ts delivered at the end of a loaded gun.
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52 killed as Kiev government troops take over much of Luhansk: After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made significant gains Wednesday into rebel-held territory, capturing a large part of the city of Luhansk and nearly encircling Donetsk, the largest rebel-held city, in fighting that left at least 52 dead.

Russian Humanitarian Convoy May Proceed to Luhansk on Friday: Ukrainian border guards have begun inspecting the Russian humanitarian convoy with tons of food, medicine and other basic necessities for the people of Donbas.

Germany: Russia sanctions, Ukraine probably contributed to second-quarter contraction: The German economy's surprise second-quarter contraction was probably due to Russian sanctions and confidence being eroded by the Ukraine crisis as well as the comparison with a bumper first quarter, the finance ministry said on Friday.
 

Israeli airstrikes kill 38 across Gaza despite Palestinian peace offer: Palestinian negotiations team says Israel still had not responded to truce offer as Israeli bombs continue to fall across Gaza, bringing total death toll above 2,085.

4 killed by airstrikes while burying relatives in Gaza cemetery: Israeli forces killed four Palestinians in Gaza City on Thursday after targeting a cemetery in the Sheikh al-Radwan district, Gaza health official Ashraf al-Qidra said.

3 senior Hamas military leaders killed in Israeli airstrike on Gaza: An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas’ military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said Thursday. Seven civilians were also killed.

20 militants killed in attacks in Iraq: A total of 20 insurgent militants were killed on Thursday in separate attacks which aimed at seizing a city and a town in western and central Iraq respectively, security sources said, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

Pentagon: Isis is 'beyond anything we've seen' and must be contained: Defence chiefs describe militants as ‘apocalyptic’ group that will need to be defeated but maintain limited strikes are sufficient

U.S. could send another 300 military personnel to Iraq: official: - The U.S. State Department has requested additional military personnel to provide security in Iraq, a U.S. official said on Wednesday.

US Attempted To Rescue James Foley, Other ISIS Hostages, Failed : The United States attempted a rescue operation recently to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by ISIL. This operation involved air and ground components and was focused on a particular captor network within ISIL.

Islamic State militants seize four more foreign hostages in Syria: Jihadists flush with arms and relying on shock tactics abduct Europeans and Japanese national as US strikes continue

'Our brother died a martyr fighting in Syria': Last summer, Jaman left his job in a call centre and signed up with the deadliest rebel group in Syria. Isis are accused of savage atrocities – and yet, Jaman's death is now being eologised by some British Muslims.

Houthis threaten to topple Hadi government; Crisis deepens in the capital: President Hadi convened an urgent meeting in the presence of state leaders on Wednesday morning, calling for immediate action to put an end to escalating tensions between the Houthis and the government.

5 killed as heavy fighting erupts in Libya's Benghazi: Clashes between irregular forces of a renegade general and Islamists erupted in Libya's eastern Benghazi city on Wednesday, killing at least five people, medical and military sources said.

Libya: US, Nato and the Destruction of Libya - the Western Front of a Widening War: Analysis: NATO claimed that its intervention in Libya was a historic success. But three years later, Libya is in complete chaos. Some 1700 militias have a combined total of 250,000 men under arms. Another external intervention seems necessary to stabilize the country. But the US and NATO must never be involved

4 militants killed as Egypt's troops press on with daily offensives in Sinai: Security forces have killed four militants in shoot-outs in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops have been battling an Islamist-oriented insurgency since the ouster of president Mohamed Morsi last summer, state news agency MENA reported.

Two killed in attack on Nato supply convoy in Pakistan: At least two persons were killed and two oil tankers destroyed when unidentified militants on Thursday attacked a Nato supply convoy on the Pak-Afghan highway in restive northwest Pakistan.

Who is US to declare Nawaz a democratic PM: Imran Khan: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman, Imran Khan Thursday night questioned the US authority of declaring Nawaz Sharif a democratic Prime Minister, saying ‘if we are to become a nation, we will have to stop taking dictation from America’.

N.C.-based paratrooper killed in Afghanistan: The Department of Defense said Thursday that Army Sgt. 1st Class Matthew I. Leggett died the prior day. The 39-year-old from Ruskin, Florida, was assigned to the headquarters battalion of the 18th Airborne Corps. No details were provided about where or how Leggett was killed.

St. Louis Police Release Video Of Kajieme Powell Killing That Appears At Odds With Their Story: Video - Newly released cell phone footage undermines the statement, showing Powell approaching the cops, but not coming as close as was reported, with his hands at his side. The officers began shooting within 15 seconds of their arrival, hitting Powell with a barrage of bullets.

Powell Shooting (Cell Phone Camera) Full Video -

Police Officer: 'if you don’t want to get shot...just do what I tell you.': "If you don't want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground," warns Officer Sunil Dutta of the Los Angeles Police Department, "just do what I tell you."

Cop Pointing Rifle At Ferguson Protestors: "I Will Fucking Kill You": Video -

Unrest and distrust in Ferguson: Video - The shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson prompted protests and riots in the St. Louis suburb but also revealed the lack of trust in the local police. Video produced by Madeline Marshall

US police given billions from Homeland Security for 'tactical' equipment: The program, which distributed more than $11bn between 2003 and 2011, exists with little oversight, the report said.  

August 20, 2014

US Journalist James Foley Beheaded

RAW Video

The victim was made to read a statement blaming the US for his own murder.
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Staged Provocations Ahead Possible US-Syrian War

By Tony Cartalucci

Another dead American reporter could perhaps tip the scales in terms of public support for a possible US military intervention in Syria.
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The Neocons’ Grim ‘Victory’ in Iraq

By JP Sottile

Wolfowitz’s declaration of victory may not be ironic or delusional; it may have some measure of truth – at least from his perspective.
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Energy Ballet: Iran, Russia and 'Pipelineistan'

By Pepe Escobar

Washington plays The Great Pretender, faking it full-time that Israel is not a nuclear-armed power while trying to convince the whole planet Israel is entitled to amass as many weapons as it wants.
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Ukraine Crisis Continues

By Paul Craig Roberts

The Russian government cannot rely on diplomacy and good will if the West is relying on violence.
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Washington’s Grand Ambition Explains Its Pressures on Russia

By Michael S. Rozeff

This is why Putin’s attempts to bring Russia into a Greater Europe cannot be tolerated by the U.S.
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"Norman Finkelstein Israel Mowing the Lawn in Gaza"

Video

Norman Finklestein connects the dots of the many incidents in detail leading up to the present war that occurred between Israeli and the Palestrina’s in Gaza.
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Ferguson Unmasks the War on Black America

By Glen Ford

The Black people of Ferguson have compelled the police to flaunt their military nature and mission before the eyes of the world.
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We Are Above the Law Declares County Attorney

By Paul Craig Roberts

The rot in government accountability that began in Washington has now reached the local level.
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48 alleged militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes: The Pakistani military on Tuesday killed at least 48 "militants" in fresh air strikes targeting Taliban hideouts in the country’s troubled northwest, as six persons, including two infants and three women teachers, died in a roadside bomb attack.

Govt has accepted all of Imran’s demands except PM resignation: Sirajul Haq: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief, Siraj-ul-Haq revealed that the government has accepted all demands of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan except the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

NATO soldier stabbed, killed near Kabul airport: The victim was stabbed by a suspected Taliban member, police said.

Kabul orders US reporter to leave over poll story: Afghanistan yesterday ordered a New York Times correspondent to leave the country after he wrote an article saying government ministers and officials were threatening to seize power to end a stand-off over election results.

34 people killed in Donetsk fighting: The Donetsk regional administration quoted the death toll of 34 as of noon on Wednesday in a statement on its website. Earlier, a Ukrainian official said nine troops were killed in overnight fighting in a town near Donetsk as the government battled to gain control of a major railroad and highway.

Ukrainian warplane shot down over rebel-held territory: : A Ukrainian warplane was blown out of the sky over rebel-held territory on Wednesday (Aug 20) as fierce clashes between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents left dozens of civilians dead.

Ukraine Overnight Interest Rates Soars to 17.5%; External Debt Cannot Be Paid Back; : It's crystal clear Ukraine has no interest in a ceasefire under any terms. Instead it demands rebels lay down weapons and for Russia to stop intervention. In short, Ukraine demands surrender.

Obama vows to fight IS 'cancer' after killing: US President Barack Obama has vowed that his country will not be swayed from airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) group after it beheaded an American journalist, an act he said was proof that the fighters stand for no religion.

James Foley’s murder will see calls for military action – just what Isis wants: Analysis: The ‘war on terror’ has made jihadism stronger than ever. The west must be careful not to fuel the fear upon which Isis thrives

US Official: More Airstrikes in Iraq: According to a senior U.S. official, the number of additional troops currently under discussion would be fewer than 300, but there has been no final decision yet by Pentagon leaders. Officials said that the forces were requested by the State Department and, if approved, would mainly provide extra security around Baghdad.

War criminal: McCain calls for dramatic increase in US airstrikes against Islamic State: McCain told Reuters that the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants should serve as a turning point for President Barack Obama's deliberations on how to deal with the group.

Top Kurdish minister rejoins Iraqi government: A Kurdish minister who suspended his participation in the government of outgoing prime minister Nouri al-Maliki has rejoined the administration, in an apparent sign of reconciliation in the politically fractured country.

Official: 22 killed by Israeli strikes since truce collapsed on Tuesday: At least six children among dead as Israeli forces renew strikes on Gaza, health ministry spokesman says.

Family of Hamas military chief buried in Gaza: Thousands gather to mourn death of wife and baby son of Mohammed Deif, as sides trade blame over collapse of ceasefire.

Hamas says military chief alive, calling shots in Gaza war: His remarks were made after an Israeli air strike leveled a six-story house in Gaza City, killing Deif's wife and infant son.

Desmond Tutu: My plea to the people of Israel: Liberate yourselves by liberating Palestine: Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land.

New York Times strengthens Israeli impunity: By undermining human rights workers in Gaza,

President Correa: Socialism is the Way Forward for Latin America: His comments came as part of a larger critique against neo-liberal policies and Washington's intervention in internal affairs around the region.

Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source: Wilson suffered a fractured eye socket in the fracas, and was left dazed by the initial confrontation, the source said. He is now "traumatized, scared for his life and his family, injured and terrified" that a grand jury, which began hearing evidence on Wednesday, will "make some kind of example out of him," the source said.

Protesters back on the streets in US suburb: Demonstrators say they will persist until white police officer is charged over killing of unarmed black teenager.

Bank of America agrees to $17bn fine over mortgage fraud - report: The bank will pay out $10 billion in cash and $7 billion for consumer relief – such as modified home loans and refinanced mortgages, AP reports, citing officials close to the negotiations. The final verdict is due on Thursday.

The 35.4 Percent: 109,631,000 on Welfare: 109,631,000 Americans lived in households that received benefits from one or more federally funded "means-tested programs" — also known as welfare — as of the fourth quarter of 2012, according to data released Tuesday by the Census Bureau.

August 19, 2014

US Journalist James Foley Beheaded

RAW Video

The victim was made to read a statement blaming the US for his own murder.
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How the Islamic State Became the Juggernaut It Is Today

By Patrick Cockburn

Every derogatory story I had ever heard about the Iraqi army being a financial racket in which commanders bought their posts in order to grow rich on kickbacks and embezzlement turned out to be true.
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The American Cult of Bombing

By William J. Astore

Like cults everywhere, it’s best not to question the core belief and practices of its leaders -- after all, bombs bursting in air is now as American as the "Star Spangled Banner."
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Patriots Don’t Torture
Why Excusing it is an American Catastrophe


By Falguni A. Sheth

Obama’s words suggested that the decision to torture was collectively considered and endorsed by Americans: “We” tortured some folks.
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Interview with Sergei Glaziev - Advisor to President Putin

Video


This man really *knows* what is going on. Furthermore, he is one of the leading "Eurasian Sovereignists" and he is therefore absolutely hated by the pro-US circles in Russia.
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From The Holocaust To The Massacre In Gaza Through Ben-Gurion Airport

By Miko Peled

Ending the insufferable, brutal and racist regime that was created by the Zionists in Palestine is the call of our time. Criticizing Palestinian resistance is unconscionable.
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Globalizing Gaza
How Israel Undermines International Law Through "Lawfare"


By Jeff Halper


Operation Protective Edge was part of an ongoing assault on international humanitarian law (IHL) by a highly coordinated team of Israeli lawyers.
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The Militarization of the Police Has Produced a Murder Machine

By Paul Craig Roberts

The gratuitous violence employed by police is no more justified than the gratuitous violence employed by the Israeli military toward Palestinians.
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Ferguson is Everytown, U.S.A.

By Nusrat Choudhury

The tragic killing of Hamilton bears a striking – and deeply troubling – resemblance to the killing of Michael Brown.
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Brussels Demand on Argentina – Arrogance and Stupidity

By Peter Koenig

While the BRICS are getting their act together, it is conceivable that Russia and China will issue shortly their own combined currency – the ‘Ruyuan’ or the ‘Yuanru’, delinked from the corrupt, predatory western monetary system;
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Reports: Islamic State group kills hundreds of Syria tribesmen: The extremist Islamic State group shot and beheaded hundreds of tribesmen from eastern Syria over the past two weeks after crushing an uprising they led amid the country’s civil war, activists said Monday.

Air strikes kill 11 people in Syria's Al-Hasakah: 11 people were killed in air strikes by government forces targeting anti-government militants in the neighbourhood of Gweran in the city of Al-Hasakah in Syria's Al-Hasakah governorate

Syrian rebels have stockpile of anti-aircraft weapons: The report cites Sudan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia as likely sources for MANPADS smuggled into Syria but says their origins are far from certain.

Clashes kill 21 in Iraq while Yazidis released: Seven fighters from the self-proclaimed 'Islamic State' were among 21 killed in fighting between rebels and joint Kurdish and Iraqi government forces on Monday.

Islamic State fighters halt Iraqi offensive to recapture Saddam's home town: Iraqi forces halted a short-lived offensive on Tuesday to recapture Tikrit, home town of Saddam Hussein, due to fierce resistance from Islamic state fighters who have also threatened to attack Americans "in any place".

6,000 new militants join Syria ISIL, hits record: monitor: More than 6,000 new militants joined the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria last month in the militant group's fastest expansion to date, a body monitoring the war said Tuesday.

Fact or fiction? Baghdadi 'Mossad trained': The former employee at US National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden, has revealed that the British and American intelligence and the Mossad worked together to create the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Israel strikes Gaza targets after rocket fire: Israel has launched air raids on "terrorism targets" in Gaza and recalled negotiators from Cairo after three rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel, as efforts to agree a permanent ceasefire appeared to unravel.

Report: US exerting pressure on ICC not to open war crimes probe against Israel: The US and other western powers have exerted pressure on the International Criminal Court at the Hague to prevent a war crimes probe of Israel's operation in the Gaza Strip, The Guardian reported on Monday, quoting former court officials

US corporations boycott Glasgow over Gaza support: The visitors represented major US corporations such as Wal-Mart, ExxonMobil and Coca-Cola, and were due to visit the Glasgow as a reward for investing millions into its economy.

3 killed as Libyan militia fire rockets into affluent Tripoli residential district: Unidentified militiamen fired Grad rockets into the Hay Andalus and Gargaresh districts, among the most well-to-do in Tripoli, killing three people, residents said. A health ministry official had no casualty figures.

Libyan general claims air strikes on Tripoli: Renegade General Khalifa Haftar's air force was responsible for strikes on Islamist-leaning militia in Tripoli on Monday, one of his commanders said, after weeks of fighting for the capital in Libya's worst violence since Muammar Gaddafi was toppled in 2011.

3 killed, 15 captured in Boko Haram attack in Cameroon: "Boko Haram militants killed at least three civilians and abducted a dozen others – presumably all Cameroonians," the source said.

Taliban launches major Afghan offensive: Some 700 Taliban rebels battle Afghan forces near Kabul as military's capacity to deal with security is tested.

Afghan troops ordered: take no prisoners: Struggling to hold the insurgents back, the riposte from commanders of the Afghan security forces has been clear: across the country, they are now telling their men to kill captured Taliban fighters instead of taking prisoners.

The Coup Announcement In Afghanistan: This in the New York Times reads like an early announcement of a democratic pro-U.S. coup in Afghanistan.

Donetsk shelled as Ukraine army advances: Residents flee homes as rebel-held city comes under artillery fire amid reports of fighting near the centre.

Ukraine says battles raging in Lugansk: Ukraine said on Tuesday fighting had erupted in the heart of major rebel stronghold Lugansk, as the bodies of 17 civilians fleeing the city were recovered from wreckage of their destroyed convoy.

No Weapons Seen Crossing Russian-Ukrainian Border - OSCE: On August 15, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko claimed Ukrainian artillery destroyed Russian military hardware that had allegedly crossed into Ukraine at night.

An interview with an insurgent from the Eastern Ukraine. He lives and fights in an area where the Ukrainian army was shattered three weeks ago, close to the Russian border in the Donetsk region.

Want to know how fracking will affect you? Sorry, that's a state secret!: Another week, another fracking fiasco. The Government has just published a report on the likely effects of the drilling on Britain's countryside communities – including its possible impact on house prices – that is so heavily redacted it might instead be devoted to a military assessment of options for intervention in Iraq.

Another Police Shooting In St. Louis, Just 3 Miles From Ferguson: "Suspect Dead At The Scene" : Residents heard at least 5 shots fired. The suspect approached the officers with a knife in an open-hand grip and screamed "shoot me, kill me now." One witness described it at 'suicide by cop'.

31 Arrested in Ferguson Protests Overnight; 2 Shot During Unrest: Police are claiming they came under "heavy gunfire" and that unknown suspects shot two people over the course of the night. Highway Patrol Captain Ron Johnson blamed what he called a small group of "lawbreakers."

National Guard, police tighten grip on Ferguson, Missouri: Video report: The arrival of a contingent of the Missouri National Guard has heightened the police-state atmosphere in this suburb of St. Louis.

Hedy Epstein, 90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Arrested During Michael Brown Protest: "I've been doing this since I was a teenager. I didn't think I would have to do it when I was 90," Epstein told The Nation during her arrest. "We need to stand up today so that people won't have to do this when they're 90."

Fact or fiction: Caller says she has the officer's side of the Ferguson shooting: Video - When Wilson tried to get out of his cruiser, Brown first tried to push the officer back into the car, then punched him in the face and grabbed for his gun before breaking free after the gun went off once, the caller said.

Ferguson Police Militarization: Cash Flowed To Lawmakers Who Voted To 'Militarize' Police: A debate is suddenly raging over how municipal police forces came to resemble military units. A new report suggests the trend may, in part, have to do with campaign contributions to congressional lawmakers.

'Spotlight' on Police Violence Fails to Illuminate: Video - He found a police officer standing over a man lying on the sidewalk, telling him, “I’m going to beat the fucking Mexican piss out of you, homey. You feel me?” and kicking him in the head.

Cost of Medical Bills for Baby Hit by SWAT Grenade? Over $800,000. County’s Refusal to Pay? Priceless: Remember back in May when a gang of uniformed thugs from the Habersham County SWAT team threw a flash-bang grenade right on top of a sleeping baby?

Jamie Dimon's $13 Billion Secret: There are many people eager to claim a large dollop of credit for bringing Dimon and JPMorgan to heel, and nary a soul at the bank willing to explain how or why it happened in the first place.

August 18, 2014

Et Tu, Mullah?
Did Iran Just Knife Putin in the Back?


By Mike Whitney

Clearly, Rouhani has been busy behind the scenes cozying up to Obama. And it’s paid off too.
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Why Have the Media and Obama Administration Gone Silent on MH17?

By Niles Williamson

The deafening silence of the US media and government about the investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 one month ago reeks of a cover-up.
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Fear Brings the Enemies of Isis Together at Last

By Patrick Cockburn

If Isis is able to maintain its "sanctuary" in eastern Syria, the caliphate will be able to reinforce its "capabilities in Iraq and steadily increase the threat to Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and other neighbouring states".
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Let Congress Vote on Iraq War III

By Patrick J. Buchanan

Congress must be forced to debate and vote on this war, first, so we can hold them accountable for what is to come.
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While Israel Kill Gaza's Children, Media Shield The Truth About Hamas

By John Hilley

We're fed the relentless myth that Israel left Gaza with 'benign intent', 'gifting all those greenhouses', all that 'goodwill infrastructure', to those 'thankless' Palestinians, who only went on to support Hamas.
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Why Latin American Leaders Are Standing Up To Israel

By Laura Carlsen

Colombia, Mexico and Panama. These countries receive significant amounts of Israeli arms, which reached at least $107 million in sales to the region in 2012, often with U.S. aid.
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Century of Disaster
Riddles, Lies, and Lives -- from Fidel Castro and Muhammad Ali to Albert Einstein and Barbie


By Eduardo Galeano

The twentieth century, which was born proclaiming peace and justice, died bathed in blood. It passed on a world much more unjust than the one it inherited.
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Rebellion in Ferguson:
A Rising Heat in the Suburbs

By Chris Hedges

Being the object of unwarranted deadly force by police officers is part of what it means to be black and poor in America.
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Ten Facts About Police Violence in Ferguson Sunday Night

By Bill Quigley


While the Governor of Missouri is sending in the National Guard to Ferguson, it is worth considering where the real violence is coming from.
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Pentagon’s 1033 Program is Preparing for War Against the Civil Population

By Martin Armstrong


This was the design of the military to prepare for civil unrest because the government WILL default on social welfare and social security not to mention confiscating pensions.
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‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Improve Psychological Health Long Term

By Maia Szalavitz

The psychedelic drug in magic mushrooms may have lasting medical and spiritual benefits, according to new research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
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Air raids kill 31 jihadists in Syria's Raq: The gov forces carried out 13 raids on the city of Raqa and 11 on the town of Tabqa in Raqa province, killing at least 31 jihadists and wounding dozens of them, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Sunday.

Rebels caught in north Syria two-pronged onslaught: Western-backed rebels in northern Syria are fighting to survive in the face of advances on their strongholds both by jihadists and government forces, analysts and regime opponents say.

Iraq: Military claims control of Mosul dam: There are conflicting reports about whether Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and Iraqi troops have fully retaken Mosul dam from Islamic State (IS) militants.

Obama Says Mission In Iraq Is Not Over : While the U.S. military has made "important progress" in Iraq, the mission is not over. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) still "poses a threat to all Iraqis and to the entire region," President Barack Obama said Monday. "The work is not yet done."

Israel reportedly agrees to extend cease-fire for 24 hours: The reported deal comes after significant progress was made in Egyptian-mediated cease-fire talks between Israel and Hamas, according to Palestinian sources.

Israel bars Amnesty, Human Rights Watch workers from Gaza: Human Right Watch investigators have been barred from entering Gaza via the Erez crossing since 2006, while Amnesty’s people have been barred since June 2012.

U.S. military aid to Israel exceeds $100 billion: For about the past 20 years, under the American-Israeli agreement, the grants from the United States are used for the purpose of purchasing arms and other security equipment (for example fuels) that Israel needs for propelling its war machine

Gaza: a testing ground for Israeli military technology: Israel may be a relatively small state, but it is the largest per-capita weapons exporter in the world.

Death to Arabs!’: Jewish-Muslim wedding brings out bitter tensions in Israel: Mahmud and Morel never imagined that on the happiest day of their lives, they would walk down the aisle to racist chants by extremists opposed to the marriage of a Muslim and a Jew.

Pro-Palestinians block Israeli cargo ship in California: Zim vessel prevented from unloading in protest against Israeli policies in West Bank and Gaza

Not kosher: Supermarket removes Jewish food amid anti-Israel protests: A central London branch of a major UK supermarket emptied its kosher food shelf after its manager feared anti-Israeli protesters outside would attack the store, the grocery giant has confirmed.

Report: Israelis key players in 'cash for kidneys' black market: NYT says Israelis play 'disproportionate role' in global organ trade, with brokers arranging kidney transplants at cost of more than $100,000.

Six Killed in Mystery Airstrikes in Libyan Capital: Airstrikes launched by an unknown party targeting Islamist-led militias in Libya's capital killed six people today, authorities said, as the interim government vowed to investigate the strikes amid raging street battles.

Egypt policeman killed, another wounded in shooting: Attackers open fire from parked car in Nile Delta province of Gharbia, then make their escape
 

Islamic militias continue spread beyond the Middle East into African nations: An Islamist group has gained ground in the northeastern Libyan city of Benghazi, declaring it an Islamic territory and raising fears that radical Islamist militias may spread in the rest of Africa.

Dozens killed as Luhansk refugee convoy hit by rocket and mortar fire: Government and rebel forces blame each other for the attack, which has killed evacuees trying to escape the conflict

Russia Has Right to Security Measures as War Rages Near Its Borders - Lavrov: "There is war on the other side of the border, with artillery, aviation, multiple-launch rocket systems and, according to some reports, missiles being used to attack Luhansk. It all takes place literally a few kilometers away from our border," he said.

EU compensates fruit and veg growers: The EU announces emergency funding of 125m euros (£100m) for fruit and vegetable growers hit by Russian sanctions targeting Western food.

9 Taliban militants killed, 14 others injured during operations: At least 9 Taliban militants were killed or injured during military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.

Imran Khan's MPs set to resign Pakistan assembly seats: Imran Khan's opposition party in Pakistan says it has decided to resign all its seats in the national assembly. A senior member of party said they were trying to force Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to step down.

Julian Assange speaks of 'leaving' Ecuador embassy: He said he understood from Wikileaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson he would be "leaving the embassy" after two years' refuge but gave no more details.

Julian Assange has had his human rights violated, says Ecuador foreign minister; Ricardo Patino told the Guardian that he believed the UK was violating Assange's human rights by refusing to allow him to leave the building without fear of arrest.

Governor sends National Guard to Ferguson: Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen, after a night in which police used tear gas to clear protesters off the streets well ahead of a curfew.

Police enforce 'static assembly' ban in Ferguson: Authorities have been seen Monday urging people to keep moving and avoid standing in one place. Journalists who gathered by midday at a burned-out convenience were also being dispersed.

Militarized US police face-off with Ferguson protesters LIVE UPDATES: Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has lifted the curfew in Ferguson, MO following the deployment of the US National Guard.

This Is The Most Important Reform Ferguson Can Enact To Give Its Black Residents If you compared the racial makeup of Ferguson, Missouri’s population as a whole to that of its government, it would be easy to mistake the city for an enclave of Jim Crow. Although nearly 70 percent of Ferguson is black, 50 of its 53 police officers are white.

Watch: 'Get the f*** out of here!' Ferguson cops threaten to shoot, mace reporters (VIDEO)

Watch: Police Gas Residents of Ferguson : Video -

Michael Brown was shot "at least" six times, twice in the head.: One of the bullets entered the top of Mr. Brown’s skull, suggesting his head was bent forward when it struck him and caused a fatal injury, according to Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for the City of New York, who flew to Missouri on Sunday at the family’s request to conduct the separate autopsy. It was likely the last of bullets to hit him, he said.

Group Rallies In Support Of Darren Wilson, Police Officer Who Shot Michael Brown: A few dozen people showed up in downtown St. Louis on Sunday afternoon to show solidarity with the officer who killed the 18-year-old.

UN chief calls for protection of rights in Missouri protests: U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on U.S. authorities on Monday to ensure the protection of the rights of protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, where there have been demonstrations and rioting over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teen.

More Than 46 Million People Turn To The Feeding America Food Bank Network To Make Ends Meet: One in seven Americans, more than 46 million people, including 12 million children, rely on food pantries and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families, according to a new study released today

August 17, 2014

In The West Respect for Truth No Longer Exists

By Paul Craig Roberts

Western media comprises either a collection of ignorant and incompetent fools or a whorehouse that sells war for money.
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Back in Iraq: We Only Want to Save You

By Danny Schechter

Once again, we are the good guys charging in to protect and defend, save and rescue.
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Israeli Analyst Explains that the "Special Relationship" Benefits Israel, NOT the US

By Alison Weir

The United States has not only vetoed more than 50 anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nation's Security Council, it has also provided military aid totaling more than $140 billion.
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How I Became A "Self-hating Jew"

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It’s a lonely world for the Jew who questions their "homeland".
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Not Just Ferguson
11 Eye-Opening Facts About America’s Militarized Police Forces


By Alex Kane

Local law enforcement agencies are using weapons found on the battlefields of South Asia and the Middle East.
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When Will They Shoot?

By Peter Frase

Defenders of the warrior cop - argue that all of these trappings of military occupation are necessary because of the oh-so-dangerous environment the police supposedly face.
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31 fighters from ISIL killed in Syria: At least 31 fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL) Sunday were killed and dozens wounded in the air strikes launched by forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad in Raqqa city and the surrounding areas, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Australia to take 4,400 refugees from Syria, Iraq : The minister said a minimum of 2,200 places would be for Iraqis, including ethnic and religious minorities fleeing the violence in the north of the country. “The government has also committed a minimum of 2,200 places for Syrians, including those now living in desperate conditions in countries such as Lebanon,” he added.

Iraqi forces retake part of strategic Mosul Dam as U.S. bombs ISIS strongholds: Kurdish forces retook part of Iraq’s largest dam after battling Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham fighters in nearby villages in an attempt to push back the Sunni-Muslim insurgents from the north with the help of U.S. airstrikes.

Iraqi Kurds battle Islamic State fighters: Peshmerga forces recapture towns near Mosul dam, seized by fighters earlier this month, as US air strikes continue.

Inside The Islamic State: Video - In the first week of August alone, Islamic State fighters have taken over new areas in northern Iraq, encroaching on Kurdish territory and sending Christians and other minorities fleeing as reports of massacres emerged.

Isis: a portrait of the menace that is sweeping my homeland: Analysis The avalanche of Isis is powerful and it is not difficult to see that worse is still to come. Beyond these military and practical factors, it is important to view the Isis phenomenon as part of two wider trends within Sunni Islam that will make Isis a long-term ideological menace, even if it is reined in militarily.

Five ‘Qaeda’, three Yemen troops killed: Five suspected Al-Qaeda militants and three Yemeni troops died in clashes Sunday in the southeastern province of Hadramawt, scene of many recent attacks on the army, a local official said.

US kills three "suspected" al Qaeda militants in Yemen: official: "The three armed men were traveling in a vehicle along a desert stretch between Yemen and Saudi Arabia's border when the drone shot two rockets at them. All three are dead," the local official said.

Hamas: The failure to fulfil our people's demands makes the truce unattainable: The Hamas Movement said that Israel's refusal to accept the "just" humanitarian demands of the Palestinian people in Gaza makes it difficult to reach a truce deal with it.

Israel’s Long-Term Goal Is To Exterminate Palestinian Population By Genocide: According to Mnar Muhawesh, Editor in chief of Mint Press News, Israel's actions amount to Israel being a terrorist and apartheid state actively engaged in genocide.

225 Jewish Survivors of Nazi Genocide Condemn the Massacre of Palestinians: 225 Jewish survivors and descendents of Jewish survivors of the Nazi genocide have signed a letter condemning Israel’s massacre in Gaza and calling for an end to the genocide of the Palestinian people. In the letter, they also speak out against the abuse of their histories to promote the dehumanization of Palestinians.

Israeli court allows protesters to picket Palestinian-Jewish wedding: Mahmoud Mansour, 26, a Palestinian from Jaffa, has had to hire dozens of security guards after an anti-Arab group, Lehava, published details of his wedding reception online and called for Israelis to come and picket the wedding hall.

Activists declare first victory as Israeli ship delays docking at Oakland: San Francisco Bay Area Palestine activists have declared their first victory in attempting to prevent the offloading of an Israeli cargo vessel at the Oakland Port

Tesco store trashed by Gaza protesters: Demonstrators, who want the supermarket to stop selling Israeli food, entered Tesco in Hodge Hill, Birmingham, threw produce to the floor and shouted at staff and shoppers.

18 Taliban Militants Killed, 20 Injured in Afghan Army Operations: At least 18 Taliban militants including their local commanders were killed following counter-terrorism operations in the past 24 hours across Afghanistan.

Over 700 Taliban militants attack check posts in Logar province: According to local authorities in central Logar province of Afghanistan, at least 5 Taliban militants were killed following clashes with the security forces in this province. The officials further added nearly 750 Taliban militants launched coordinated attacks on security check posts in Azra district early Sunday morning.

Thousands of Protesters Demand Re-Vote in Pakistan: Anti-government cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and Pakistan's most famous cricket player, Imran Khan, have led dual mass protests that have disrupted life across Islamabad. They demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif step down over alleged fraud in the country's May 2013 election, something Sharif has refused to do.

Ten Civilians Killed in Donetsk in Last 24 Hours - City Council: "A total of 10 civilians died and eight received injuries of various severity in one day on August 16 as a result of military action in Donetsk... The situation in the city remains tense. According to the residents, shots from heavy weapons can be occasionally heard in all districts," the City Council said in a statement.

Ukrainian army captures police station in Lugansk: The Ukrainian government forces have taken control of a regional police headquarters in the eastern city of Lugansk after fierce fighting with pro-Russia forces, an army spokesman says.

Ukrainian fighter plane shot down by pro-Russia rebels: The French president, François Hollande, called for Ukraine to show "restraint and good judgment" in its military operations

Ukraine officially recognizes Russian aid convoy as humanitarian: The ICRC will be supervising the delivery of the aid and will go ahead after it receives security guarantees from the warring sides in Ukraine.

'At least 34' massacred in Central Africa: Local sources say suspected ex-Seleka rebels killed at least 34 people ahead of arrival of new peacekeeping force.

Suicide bomber attacks U.N. base in northern Mali, kills two: - Two U.N. peacekeepers were killed and nine others injured in a suicide attack on a patrol base in northern Mali, the U.N. peacekeeping mission (MINUSMA) said on Saturday.

Warring militias fight for Libya's capital: Violence forces thousands to flee as rival militias battle for control of Libya's capital, Tripoli.

Chadian troops rescue 85 Nigerian hostages from Boko Haram: Dozens of Boko Haram insurgents stormed the Doron Baga fishing and farming village on the shores of Lake Chad late Sunday through Monday and took away 97 young men and boys plus several women, residents said. The raiders killed 28 residents and burned scores of homes, according to residents.

Gangs, guns and Judas Priest: the secret history of a US-inflicted border crisis: Central America didn't always have a gang epidemic. We exported that

Missouri governor points finger at Ferguson police chief for new violence: The governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, on Sunday effectively blamed the local police chief in Ferguson for the renewed violence in the city at the weekend after the fatal shooting of an unarmed teenager by a patrol officer a week earlier.

Neighbor live-tweeted Brown shooting; may be damning evidence against officer: A Ferguson, MO man live-tweeted the shooting death of Michael Brown last Saturday with a raw account that contradicts what police reported to the media — Brown was shot twice in the back and five times in the front, according to the witness’ tweets.

One person shot and seven others arrested after curfew in Ferguson, Missouri: One person was shot and critically wounded and seven arrested early on Sunday as police in Ferguson, Missouri, clashed with protesters when a curfew was imposed following days of unrest over a black teenager being shot dead by a white police officer.

What I Did After Police Killed My Son: After police in Kenosha, Wis., shot my 21-year-old son to death outside his house ten years ago — and then immediately cleared themselves of all wrongdoing — an African-American man approached me and said: “If they can shoot a white boy like a dog, imagine what we’ve been going through.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Zionism's Jewish Enemy

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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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