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

 

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

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

Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan
$1,737,797,935,634

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Obey: The Routine Of Obedience
 

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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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Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence
By AP
Ex-intelligence analyst more than 6 years into a 35-year sentence for leaking classified documents. Continue

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How The U.S. Enabled ISIS To Take Deir Ezzor
By Moon Of Alabama
The U.S. military does not only condone but supports ISIS in gaining control over Deir Ezzor. Continue

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Trump’s Cat Among European Pigeons
By Finian Cunningham
European leaders of all political shades have been absolute lackeys to Washington for the past several decades. Continue

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Four Looming Flashpoints Facing President Trump
By Michael T. Klare
Looking at the world today, four areas appear to pose an especially high risk of sudden crisis and conflict
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‘Worse Than Prostitutes’: Putin Slams Those Behind Trump ‘Leak’
By RT
"I have an impression they practiced in Kiev and are ready to organize a Maidan in Washington, just to not let Trump take office," Putin said. Continue

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A Demand for Russian ‘Hacking’ Proof
By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity
Release the evidence backing up allegations that Russia aided the Trump campaign – or admit that the proof is lacking. Continue

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I Have Come to the Conclusion the Country Does Not Need a CIA
By John Kiriakou
The purge should start on January 20. Continue

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John Pilger Obama “Served the Power…He was Meant to Serve.”
Video
Warning to liberal Obama worshippers…the truth spoken by Pilger may damage your psyche, and lead to a permanent state of realistic consciousness. Continue

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As Democrats Press for War, the Left Must Demand Peace and Social Transformation
By Glen Ford
There is no such thing as a genuine Left that supports imperialism, but there are plenty of fakers that do. Continue

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From Selma to the CIA
By Patrick Martin
John Lewis personifies the recruitment and corruption of a section of middle-class African-Americans. Continue

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Jeremy Corbyn Accused of Being Russian “Collaborator”
By Glenn Greenwald
The response to Corbyn’s call for better relations and de-escalation of tensions with Moscow was swift and predictable. Continue

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Theresa May Warns EU Faces Being 'Crushed Into Tiny Pieces'
Video & Transcript
Theresa May confirms Britain will leave Single Market - Sets out 12-point Brexit plan. Continue

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30 Killed As ISIS Overruns Army Defenses In Deir Ezzor: Video report: The ISIS terrorist group lost up to 30 fighters and 4 units of military equipment in the recent clashes, according to pro-government sources.

IS assault halts food aid drops in Syria's Deir Ezzor: IS has besieged Deir Ezzor's 100,000 residents since 2015 and already controls large parts of the city, but on Saturday advanced further inside remaining government-held territory.

20 ISIL militants killed in northern Syria: Turkish military: The military stated that Turkish jets conducted air operations against 10 ISIL targets, including sniper positions and a mortar factory in al-Bab.

US military boosts weapons airdrops to Syrian opposition : Report: The weapons are intended for opposition forces closing in on IS's self-proclaimed capital Raqqa in Syria, USA Today reports.

Lavrov: Russia inviting Trump officials to Syria talks: Foreign minister says Russia and US could start discussions on 'fighting terrorism' in Syria at summit in Kazakhstan.

Iran says it does not want U.S. at Syria talks in Astana; Iran's foreign minister said on Tuesday Tehran opposed a U.S. presence at peace talks on Syria in the Kazakh capital next week, after a decision by Russia and Turkey to invite Washington.

Bomb blast in Baghdad kills at least seven: police and medical sources: A car bomb blast in southern Baghdad killed at least seven people and wounded 20 on Tuesday, police and medical sources said. The explosion hit the mostly Shi'ite neighborhood of Abu Dsheer

Iraqi forces push Islamic State further back in Mosul: military: Army units fought the insurgents inside a military base in the city's north, officials said during the day on Tuesday.

Yemen war death toll reaches 10,000: UN: UN envoy urges swift action to form 'inclusive' government to end conflict after President Hadi rejects proposals

Trump Reportedly Confirms Kushner to Serve as Mideast Peace Broker: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has reportedly confirmed that he intends to appoint his son-in-law Jared Kushner as a mediator who will try to broker a peace agreement in the Middle East.

Nigeria air strike error kills up to 100 in refugee camp: A Nigerian air force jet has mistakenly bombed a camp for displaced people near Rann in the north-east, killing up to 100 people and injuring dozens more.

What is Russia's endgame in Libya?: Haftar met with Russian officials in an effort to secure military support that would prepare for his control of Libya

Gambia 'lockdown' as Jammeh declares state of emergency: Political crisis deepens as president refuses to step down following defeat in last month's presidential election.

UN warns of famine risk in Somalia amid worsening drought: Somalia risks slipping back into famine, the United Nations, said on Tuesday, as worsening drought has left millions without food, water or healthcare in a country crippled by decades of war. , the sources said.

37 militants killed, 3 detained in Afghanistan: gov't: About 37 Taliban militants have been killed as the Afghan security forces carried out military operations elsewhere within the last 24 hours, said the Defense Ministry on Tuesday.

Don’t blame globalisation for world’s ills, Xi Jinping tells Davos: President warns against protectionism and promises that China will not embark on a currency war

Lithuania & Estonia sign ‘milestone’ deals on status of US troops on their soil : It focuses on regulating the presence of US military personnel and their family members, alongside the use of Lithuania’s military sites by American troops.

Elections to be held in Northern Ireland on 2 March; Northern Ireland will go to the polls on 2 March to elect a new Assembly after the executive collapsed over a botched green energy scheme.

Brexit: Hard border for island of Ireland says Sinn Féin: If a deal cannot be achieved it could lead to the return of some form of customs checks along the Irish border.

Fearful global elite admit 'there's something unprecedented going on and we can't deal with it' : 'There is a consensus that something huge is going on, global and in many respects unprecedented. But we don't know what the causes are, nor how to deal with it.'

U.S. border officials are illegally turning away asylum seekers, critics say: Migrants have been told by U.S. border agents that the daily quota for asylum cases has been reached or that a visa is required for asylum seekers, a statement that runs contrary to law

U.S. Defense Contractors Tell Investors Russian Threat Is Great for Business: The escalating anti-Russian rhetoric comes in the midst of a major push by military contractors to position Moscow as a potent enemy that must be countered with a drastic increase in military spending

War criminal: John McCain’s 5-year defense plan calls for $430 billion increase over current plans; Arizona Senator and Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain released a 33-page white paper, “Restoring American Power,” outlining his recommendations for the defense budget.

Trump sued for defamation by former Apprentice Summer Zervos: Summer Zervos, who alleges Mr Trump forced himself on her in 2007, said he lied to the nation about his behaviour.

General Motors likely to invest $1bn across US factories: General Motors is expected to announce this week that it plans to invest at least $1bn (£828bn) across several factories in the US. American automaker's investment in the country could generate over 1,000 jobs.

Wal-Mart Touts Plan to Create U.S. Jobs, in Nod to Trump: Quantifying its earlier plan, retailer says store openings, e-commerce will add 10,000 positions this year

Trump team touts $8 billion Bayer investment: German-based Bayer AG has committed to President-elect Donald Trump that it will invest $8 billion in American research and development as part of its deal to acquire Monsanto, Trump's transition team said Tuesday.

Putin: Those who leaked Trump dossier 'worse than prostitutes': “Prostitution is an ugly social phenomenon . . . but people who order such fakes, which are now used against the elected president of the United States, fabricate information, they are worse than prostitutes,”

Ads in two dozen cities offer protesters up to $2,500 to agitate at Trump inaugural: Job ads running in more than 20 cities offer $2,500 per month for agitators to demonstrate at this week’s presidential inauguration events.

Rep. Waters on Trump: ‘we are going to investigate him’: Video - A Democratic Congresswoman has called for Donald Trump to be impeached on the grounds that he coined the term ‘crooked Hillary’ in collusion with the Russian government,

More than 50 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump’s inauguration: Here’s a list of lawmakers who will not attend, starting alphabetically with Rep. Alma Adams (D-N.C.):

John Lewis, Democrats are boycotting America, not inauguration: High on outrage but low on substance, More than 40 Democrats have announced that they will not attend President-elect Trump’s inauguration.

January 16, 2017

The Issue Is Not Trump, It's Us
By John Pilger
When will a genuine movement of opposition arise — angry, eloquent, all-for-one-and-one-for all. Continue

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NATO Is Obsolete - Donald Trump Sets Out Foreign Policy Goals
Video and Transcript
Trump Open to Lifting Sanctions on Russia. Continue

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Do You Welcome Donald Trump?
Video
Full Interview With Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov about hacking, President Putin and Donald Trump. Continue

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Trump’s Bit of Truth-Telling
By Mark Doran
CNN is terrible, and CNN is ‘fake news’. Continue

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Trump Versus the Deep State
By Eric Margolis
The vast military industrial complex is after Trump. Continue

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How Pure is Your Hate?
By Paul Street
Even Donald Trump has mused that single-payer might be the best way to fund health insurance for all. Continue

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8 People Own Same Wealth As Half The World
By Oxfam
Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity. Continue

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Building the Institutions for Revolt
By Chris Hedges
The vast military industrial complex is after Trump. Continue

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"Beyond Vietnam" - A Time to Break Silence
By Rev. Martin Luther King
"A time comes when silence is betrayal." Continue

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The Government that Honors MLK with a National Holiday Killed Him
By Edward Curtin
Very few Americans are aware of the truth behind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue

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At Least 82 Killed in Deir al-Zo Clashes Between Syrian Army and ISIS: The dead comprised 28 from the army and allied militia, at least 40 ISIS fighters, and 14 civilians, the British-based monitoring group said.

Syrian Army to begin counterattack against ISIS in Deir Ezzor with Russian air cover: With ISIS splitting the government held areas of Deir Ezzor in two, the pro-government forces has now begun its counterattack against the terrorist group.

Syrian rebel groups to attend peace talks in Astana: Delegation of opposition factions to attend peace talks but others, including Ahrar al-Sham, plan to stay away.

Russia to upgrade its naval, air bases in Syria: Interfax: Russia will start repairing a second runway at Hmeimin air base near Latakia, while the Tartus naval base will be upgraded in order to handle bigger ships such as cruisers.

U.S. kills 30 civilians as Iraqi forces continue push into Isis stronghold: UN warns almost half of casualties in military operation are civilians

25 members of Islamic State killed north of Mosul: “Troops of the army’s 16th brigade managed to kill 25 members of the Islamic State, as well as destroying four headquarters belonging to the group in the neighborhoods of al-Arabi and al-Kindi, in the city of Mosul.”

Twin Baghdad blasts kill three, injure dozen: Baghdad police officer Zaher al-Khafagi said that an explosive device had been detonated as a patrol of tribal Sunni fighters passed through Baghdad’s northern Al-Tarmiyya area.

Saudi-backed militia commander, 40 others killed in Bob al-Mandab,Yemen: "Over 40 Saudi-backed mercenaries, including their senior commander Heisam Qassem Taher, were killed in the Yemeni army offensive in the Southwestern part of Ta'iz province near Bab al-Mandab,"

'No food, no medicine, no money’: Yemeni town faces mass death by starvation ; Abdallah and Taga are two brothers, who have become so weak – their skeletons are clearly visible underneath the skin – that they have suffered bone damage, and can now only crawl.

Istanbul Reina nightclub attack suspect captured: The Uzbek national is said to have been caught in Istanbul's Esenyurt district. A police photo shows a man in a bloodstained tee-shirt with cuts and bruises to his face, being held in front of a camera.

Qatar and Turkey finance aid to freezing Gaza Strip; Hamdallah said the two countries have provided millions of dollars in aid in recent days to help alleviate the suffering of Gaza's nearly two million residents due to power shortages resulting in electricity for only three to four hours a day.

Netanyahu's media scandal: Who bribed whom?: The latest revelations throw a glimmer of light on the systemic corruption in Israel, analysts say.

9 Killed As Libya Forces Retake Benghazi District from Extremists; Forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar on Monday retook a district in Libya's Benghazi from extremists after fighting that killed nine soldiers in two days, a military source said.

Erik Prince’s Mercenaries Are Bombing Libya: The pilots of Air Tractor attack planes flying from Al Khadim air base in Libya are private contractors working for Erik Prince, the founder of the company formerly known as Blackwater.

Eight killed in attack on police checkpoint in Egypt's Western Desert: At least eight policemen were killed and three wounded in an attack by Islamist militants on a security checkpoint in Egypt's New Valley province in the Western Desert, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

Why China-built electric railway linking landlocked Ethiopia to sea matters to Beijing and Africa; The 750km line, which began trial services last October and was launched on Tuesday, seen as important milestone in Beijing’s growing presence and influence in Africa

Trump Team’s Queries About Africa Point to Skepticism About Aid: The amount of American aid in 2015 to other critical allies — Afghanistan ($5.5 billion), Israel ($3.1 billion), Iraq ($1.8 billion) and Egypt ($1.4 billion) — far exceeded the approximately $8 billion for all of sub-Saharan Africa.

Three militants killed in Kashmir gun battle: Three militants were killed in an overnight gun battle with soldiers in a village in Indian Kashmir, an army spokesman said Monday.

The Sordid Tale Of SEAL Team 6 In Afghanistan: Killing An MI6 Agent Was Just The Beginning: A recent investigative report exposes ‘a pattern of criminal violence that emerged soon after the Afghan war began and was tolerated and covered up by the command’s leadership.’

China will 'take off the gloves' if Trump continues on Taiwan, state media warns; China will "take off the gloves" and take strong action if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump continues to provoke Beijing over Taiwan once he assumes office, two leading state-run newspapers said on Monday.

South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief for bribery; South Korea's special prosecutor on Monday sought a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country's largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million dollar bribes to a friend of President Park Geun-hye.

Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia: Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment for the first time since World War Two, in a deployment which has irked Norway's Arctic neighbor Russia.

Trump wants Putin summit in Reykjavik: Trump is planning to hold a summit with Vladimir Putin within weeks of becoming president — emulating Ronald Reagan’s Cold War deal-making in Reykjavik with Mikhail Gorbachev.

Putin says 'no' to Trump's nukes for sanctions offer: Moscow will not consider reducing nuclear weapons in exchange for the US lifting sanctions. This has been stated by the Russian president’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov.

Trump: NATO 'obsolete', Brexit a 'great thing': President-elect Donald Trump, in remarks published on Sunday, described NATO as "obsolete" and suggested a deal with Russia that would reduce nuclear arsenals and ease sanctions on Moscow.

EU nations react to Donald Trump's remarks: French President Francois Hollande reacted by saying the EU bloc did not need to be told what to do by outsiders.

May's 12-point plan for clean break from EU; In a major speech, the PM will declare she does not want a deal that leaves Britain "half-in, half-out" of the European Union.

Brexit will move Europe's financial heart from London to Frankfurt: Brexit "will make Frankfurt the clear European centre for financial market regulation and simultaneously, Frankfurt might indeed become the European centre for supranational risk management."

Hammond threatens EU with aggressive tax changes after Brexit: The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has suggested Britain could transform its economic model into that of a corporate tax haven if the EU fails to provide it with an agreement on market access after Brexit.

Angry Germany Slams Trump Criticism: Accuses Washington Of Causing Refugee Crisis

Former Newspaper Editor Who Exposed CIA Found Dead: Dr Udo Ulfkotte, the former German newspaper editor whose bestselling book exposed how the CIA controls German media, has been found dead. He was 56.

35 Years After US-Backed El Mozote Massacre, Still No Justice: Hundreds of survivors and relatives of the victims of one of the most barbaric episodes in the armed conflict have had to be extremely patient in their wait for justice after more than 35 years of impunity.

Martin Luther King was targeted by the NSA: King’s heroic advocacy of equality and opposition to the war in Vietnam put him on all kinds of government watchlists. The FBI called him the “most dangerous Negro of the future of this nation,”

Widow of Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen, arrested : Noor Salman is facing charges of aiding and abetting, as well as obstruction of justice in the case of the worst mass shooting in American history

The Trump Dossier Is Fake -- And Here Are The Reasons Why: False news has become America’s international export to the world media.

Security force for Trump’s inauguration contemplates truck attacks, dirty bombs: The Secret Service will lead a massive security force of 28,000 to protect a crowd that could reach 900,000 on Inauguration Day, Johnson said.

New Video Exposes Anti-Trump Groups Plotting Criminal Acts To Disrupt Inauguration: "Yeah, if you had...a pint of butyric acid, I don't care how big the building is, it's closing...And this stuff is very efficient, it's very very smelly, lasts a long time a little of it goes a long way."

Corporations Open the Cash Spigot for Trump’s Inauguration; Chevron, the oil giant, has given $500,000 for the dayslong festivities. Boeing, which has been a target of Mr. Trump, pledged $1 million. And Sheldon Adelson, said to have donated more than that

Trump calls CIA chief ‘fake news leaker’: Brennan warns him about ‘talking & tweeting’

Trump: 'We're going to have insurance for everybody': Trump heralds GOP's Obamacare alternative as Rand Paul reveals it will focus on low-cost policies

Monica Crowley bows out amid plagiarism accusations, will not be joining Trump administration: Crowley's announcement came amid reports published by Politico and CNN that she appeared to have plagiarized full sections of her doctoral dissertation in 2000 and her 2012 book

January 15, 2017

Making Russia ‘The Enemy’
By Robert Parry
The frenzy over an alleged Russian role is driving the U.S. deeper into a costly and dangerous New Cold War. Continue

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CIA Director Warns Trump to Watch What he Says, be Careful on Russia
By Doina Chiacu
"What I do find outrageous is equating intelligence community with Nazi Germany," Brennan said. "I do take great umbrage at that." Continue

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The Dodgy Trump Dossier Reminds Me of the Row Over Saddam's WMDs
By Patrick Cockburn
Reading the papers on Trump brought back memories of talking to Iraqi defectors in the 1990s. Continue

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In Case You Missed It
The President's Real Goal
By Jay Bookman
This war, is intended to mark the official emergence of the United States as a full-fledged global empire, seizing sole responsibility and authority as planetary policeman. Continue

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Not Yet Inaugurated; Already a New War
By Joe Clifford
The stakes have been vicariously raised with the leak of disinformation by the intelligence agencies. . Continue

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Europe’s Courageous Journalism Voice Has Passed Away
By Paul Craig Roberts
Essentially, there are no European governments independent of Washington. Continue

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How the Israel Lobby Influences British Politics
Video
Undercover investigation reveals how Israel penetrates different levels of British democracy. Continue

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In Case You Missed It
Americans Claim Role in Yeltsin Win
By ELEANOR RANDOLPH
The group worked in hiding on the 11th floor of the Kremlin's lavish President Hotel in downtown Moscow. Continue

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We’ve Been Hacking Elections For More Than a Century
By Stephen Kinzer
The disingenuous howls of anti-Russian rage now echoing through Washington, ignore much history. Continue

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Who’s the Real Manipulator of Elections?
By Jonathan Marshall
Moscow is not implacably hostile to American values or interests. Continue

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Why Ridiculous Official Propaganda Still Works
By CJ Hopkins
We are being treated to a master class in coordinated media manipulation that is making Goebbels look like an amateur. Continue

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Dear Donald Trump: A Letter From Mexico
By Jose Carlos Yee Quintero
Your discourse can become the ground for years of racism and xenophobia towards people who only want to survive. Continue

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Obama’s Farewell Tears Are an Insult, His Record is Soaked in Blood
By John Wight
They are an insult when measured against the tears of the countless Libyans, Syrians, Afghans and others who have suffered as a result of his foreign policy. Continue

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Deadly ISIS Assault On East Syria City Leaves 30 Dead: The ISIS on Saturday launched one of its fiercest assaults yet on the besieged Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, leaving more than 30 regime fighters and jihadists dead.

Daesh car bomb kills 12 FSA fighters in Syria's Al-Bab: Car bomb attack by terrorist group leaves another 30 members of Free Syrian Army wounded in east of Al-Bab region

Syria fighting derails plans to fix damaged Damascus water source: The Syrian army and allied militia clashed with rebels near Damascus on Sunday, threatening to disrupt planned repairs to a pumping station that supplies most of the capital's water

ISIS gains ground near key eastern Syrian city: activists: The extremists pressed their brutal assault on Deir Ezzor for the second day, seizing territory near an air base on the city’s edges, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Explosions rip through Iraq, leaving at least 21 dead: Three bombs have ripped across several areas in Iraq leaving at least 21 dead and 46 injured.

Iraqi Forces retake northern, eastern Mosul districts from IS: Troops recaptured the districts of Kafa’at al-Thaniya and Andalus in the north and the east from Islamic State militants, raising Iraqi flags above buildings at both areas.

Saudi strikes claim 6 lives in northwestern Yemen: The Sunday raids also injured a number of people in the province’s al-Maton District, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported.

Saudi Soldier Killed by Cross-Border Fire Amid Yemen War: The Interior Ministry announced early Sunday the soldier's death in the kingdom's Najran region as a result of shelling and intensive fire Saturday afternoon.

Paris peace conference: A damp squib: A half-century of Israeli occupation is not going to be meaningfully addressed by international meetings.

France warns Trump not to recognise Jerusalem as capital: French Foreign Minister warned the US president-elect against relocating the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in a move to recognise the contested city as Israel's capital.

Palestinians welcome closing statement of Paris summit, PLO says: The PLO also called on conference host France "to immediately recognize the State of Palestine on the 1967 borders with east Jerusalem as its capital," and urged all of the approximately 70 countries that attended the meeting in Paris to "recognize Palestine in line with their recognition of Israel".

Opposition to a Jewish state is a legitimate position: Jewish Labour activist who was suspended after being accused of anti-Semitism for criticising Israel tells her story.

Paris summit ignored Palestinians' right of return: Lebanese Foreign Ministry: The Lebanese Foreign Ministry said Sunday that the French summit had ignored a proposal to discuss Palestinian refugees’ right of return

Israeli settler leaders invited to attend Trump inauguration; Trump has appointed David Friedman, a Jewish-American lawyer with close ties to the settlement movement, as his ambassador to Israel. Trump also has vowed to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Bahrain executions spark violent protests: - Bahrain on Sunday executed three men found guilty of killing three policemen, sparking violent protests and stoking tensions between the country's Shiite majority and its Sunni rulers.

Libya: Two soldiers and one militant leader die in fresh Ganfouda battle : An Islamist commander is reported to have died along with two soldiers as the Libyan National Army renewed its assault on the Ganfouda terrorist enclave in Benghazi.

10 killed in explosion near Afghan-Pakistan border: Three security personnel also killed in separate attack, and 13 seminary teachers abducted by Daesh terrorists

Chinese State Media Denounce Rex Tillerson’s Call to Block Island Access: State-run news outlets in China angrily denounced Mr. Tillerson’s remarks on Friday, vowing to counter any effort by the United States to intervene in the strategically significant waterway.

Propaganda alert: Poland welcomes thousands of US troops in NATO show of force: Some 4,000 US soldiers have been deployed as part of troop rotations to Europe that the Pentagon has said are intended to bolster ties with NATO allies and send a clear message to Russia.

Trump Open to Shift on Russia Sanctions, ‘One China’ Policy: President-elect Donald Trump suggested he would be open to lifting sanctions on Russia and wasn’t committed to a longstanding agreement with China over Taiwan

U.S. Allies Slam Brakes on Obama’s Parting Blow at Putin: Obama wanted a showdown with Russia at the U.N. over Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons. But Europeans say not so fast.

Denmark to raise military spending, citing alleged Russian threat: Claus Hjort Frederiksen said that despite pressure from allies including incoming U.S. President Donald Trump, Denmark was not able to meet the NATO defence spending target of 2 percent of gross domestic product.

Statement on Committee Inquiry into Russian Intelligence Activities: The Committee will, therefore, conduct a bipartisan inquiry of the intelligence reporting behind the Intelligence Community assessments. The scope of the Committee’s inquiry will include, but is not limited to:

Proving that fake news and propaganda works: New Poll Finds Americans Consider Russia a Threat Post-Election: 82 percent of American adults, including 84 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans, described Russia as a general "threat" to the United States.

Number One Concern of US Citizens is Terrorism: China is bucking the trend with 90% of people expressing confidence in their country’s direction, followed by Saudi Arabia (80%). Just under six in ten people in Russia and Argentina also believe their country is on the right track.

Will the CIA Assassinate Trump? : Insulting the credibility of the intelligence community in a public way – as the man elected to the highest office in the land – is liable to ruffle a few feathers, and it could provoke a serious response.

Obama Opens NSA’s Vast Trove of Warrantless Data to Entire Intelligence Community, Just in Time for Trump: the Obama administration on Thursday announced new rules that will let the NSA share vast amounts of private data gathered without warrant, court orders or congressional authorization

Death toll from Brazil jail riot tops 30: As in riots across the country earlier this month, some inmates were decapitated and some bodies might have been partially burned, the person said.

Nearly 2 Million Ecuadoreans Lifted out of Poverty since 2009: Ecuador's National Institute of Statistics and Censuses reported that the country's multidimensional poverty rate dropped 16.5 percent between 2009 and 2015, translating into 1.9 million Ecuadoreans who no longer live in poverty.

Obama Declares Cuba and Venezuela National Security Threats: The United States declared a national emergency to deal with perceived "threats" in Cuba and Venezuela on Friday, along with Iran, Libya, Ukraine, Zimbabwe.

With Rising Prices, Could Peña Nieto Face a Tortilla Rebellion? : In seven out of 10 cities tortillas have had an increase of 5 percent reaching 80 cents per kilogram in a country where the daily minimum wage is US$3.8 and where nearly half the population lives in poverty.

Mexico: New plan to help citizens in US after Trump win: The news comes as Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador agreed to join forces and seek support from Mexico to forge a joint strategy in response to Trump, El Salvador's foreign minister told Reuters on Wednesday.

Investors are bracing for a massive stock-market selloff: If options traders are correct, stocks are in for a wild ride in February.

U.S. Millennials Falling Behind Their Boomer Parents : Video - Millennials earn 20 percent less than boomers did at the same stage of life, despite being better educated, according to a new analysis by the advocacy group Young Invincibles.

Private Prisons Are Poised for a Comeback Under Trump: Trump’s victory was “nothing short of a game changer for the beleaguered private prison contractor industry,” said CNBC. Stock prices for the nation’s two largest private prison corporations rose dramatically

CCTV footage of violent arrest that led to firing of 3 police officers: Video: "When I saw the video, I was shocked by it. I knew that it was very serious and as the investigation proceeded it became more and more clear to me how serious it really was," Gillis told The Republican.

Police to Trump: ‘Help us continue to militarize’: In May 2015, President Obama issued an executive order that restricted police departments’ access to certain surplus military gear, including armored vehicles, grenade launchers and combat weapons.

More than two dozen members of Congress are boycotting Donald Trump’s inauguration: Rep. John Lewis said, “I don’t see this president-elect as a legitimate president… I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected.”

Andrea Bocelli backs out of singing at Trump's inauguration after receiving death threats: The revelation came as another singer – Broadway legend Jennifer Holliday – last night pulled out of the President-elect's festivities after being threatened and branded an 'Uncle Tom'.

 

 

Headlines Continued

Key Articles

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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