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Britain Votes To Leave EU
Posted: Friday, June 24, 2016
'Explosive Shock' As Britain Votes To Leave EU, Cameron Quits
"The British people have made the very clear decision to take a different path and as such I think the country requires fresh leadership to take it in this direction."
EU parliament leader: we want Britain out as soon as possible
A senior EU leader has confirmed the bloc wants Britain out as soon as possible, warning that David Cameron's decision to delay the start of Brexit negotiations until his successor is in place may not be fast enough.
Dow plunges by more than 500 points in first minutes of trading
Brexit: Why the UK vote to leave the EU is such a disaster for America
After this vote, the UK will be a less attractive partner to Washington
Egyptian Court Sentences 2 Al-Jazeera Employees to Death
Posted: Saturday, June 18, 2016
U.S. Sets Stage for Libya-Like Regime Change in Eritrea, "Africa's Cuba"
The United States is methodically setting the stage for a so-called "humanitarian" military intervention against the small northeast African nation of Eritrea, under legal pretexts much like those used to justify NATO's war of regime change against Libya, in 2011.
Mohamed Morsi: Former Egyptian president sentenced to life in prison in espionage trial
An Egyptian court has sentenced former Islamist president Mohamed Morsi to life in prison in an espionage trial in which six of his co-defendants were handed death penalties.
Egyptian Court Sentences 2 Al-Jazeera Employees to Death
An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced six people, including two Al-Jazeera employees, to death for allegedly passing documents related to national security to Qatar and the Doha-based TV network during the rule of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Floods in Southern China Kill 25, Displace Over 33,000
Bernie's Tragic Flaw: Too Soft on Clinton
The near certainty that he would jump on the Hillary bandwagon eventually has always been one of the best arguments for being wary of his campaign.
NATO Threatens Europe With Annihilation
Germany slams NATO 'warmongering' on Russia
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has criticised NATO for having a bellicose policy towards Russia, describing it as "warmongering", the German daily Bild reported.
Putin says accepts U.S. is sole superpower, dilutes Trump praise
President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he accepted the United States was probably still the world's sole superpower and he was ready to work with whoever won the presidency, but didn't want to be told how to live by Americans.
Russia dismantles the myth of the American Navy's invincibility
U.S. dangles large land return as anti-base resentment surges in Okinawa
'Our Anger Is Past Its Limit': Tens of Thousands Rally Against US Bases in Okinawa
Demonstration a reflection of years of resentment against US military footprint on island, with former Marine suspected of recent murder and rape adding fuel to fire
Okinawan Women Demand U.S. Forces Out After Another Rape and Murder:
Suspect an ex-Marine and U.S. Military Employee
Saudi FM Backs State Dept Call for Syria Regime Change
State Dept: No Plans to Make Memo Calling for War Public
State Department "Dissent" Memo Backs Escalation of Regime-change War in Syria
The leaking of a so-called "dissent channel cable"—a classified memo signed by over 50 mid-level State Department officials calling for the Obama administration to re-direct its military intervention in Syria to a war against the government of President Bashar al-Assad—has ratcheted up tensions between Washington and Moscow.
Syria - Russian Surprise Attack Blows Up Kerry's Delaying Tactic
The U.S. is unwilling to stop the war on Syria and to settle the case at the negotiation table. It wants a 100% of its demands fulfilled, the dissolution of the Syrian government and state and the inauguration of a U.S. proxy administration in Syria.
NATO Chief: Alliance May Respond to Cyber Attacks With Conventional Warfare
Claimed Cyber Attacks May Become Pretext for Huge Wars
Iran Foreign Minister Encourages Closer Business Ties With Germany
Kremlin: Mingling of moderate and extremist Syria rebels complicates air strikes
The Kremlin complained on Friday that the mingling of so-called moderate rebels with Nusra Front fighters on the ground in Syria made it hard to distinguish between the two when it came to targeting air strikes.
Orlando gunman killa 50
Posted: Monday, June 13, 2016
America's most deadly mass shooter, 29, called 911 to pledge allegiance to ISIS before shooting dead 50 in Orlando gay nightclub as his father reveals 'he got angry when he saw men kiss'
Orlando gunman known to FBI shows difficulty of 'lone wolf' cases
Orlando: Vigils held after US' deadliest shooting
Vigils held across the US after deadliest shooting spree in country's history targets gay nightclub in Florida.
Gunman Omar Mateen Described as Belligerent, Racist and 'Toxic'
The US Is Preparing to Oust President Evo Morales
US intelligence agencies have ramped up their operations intended to remove Bolivian President Evo Morales from office. All options are on the table, including assassination. Barack Obama, who sees the weakening of Latin America's "hostile bloc of populist states" as one of his administration's foreign-policy victories, intends to buoy this success before stepping down.
Venezuela's Struggle to Survive
Amid a reassertion of U.S.-backed neoliberal policies in Latin America, Venezuela's socialist government totters at a tipping point, beset by a severe economic crisis, but Lisa Sullivan sees a ground-up struggle of Venezuelans to survive.
Pro-Government Venezuelans Rally to Defend Social Programs
Lula Leads Protests in Brazil Against Temer Government
Brazilians continue to denounce the Senate's removal of President Dilma Rousseff.
Argentina to suspend RT from national broadcasting
The Argentinian state media authority has decided to suspend the nationwide broadcast of RT Spanish. In 2014, RT became the first foreign TV channel to be shown on national television in Argentina.
WikiLeaks to publish more Hillary Clinton emails - Julian Assange
New release likely to fan controversy and provide further ammunition for Republican presidential rival Donald Trump
Russia: We will respond to entry of U.S. naval vessel into Black Sea
War With Russia Without Public Debate?
NATO is continuing its military buildup and "exercises" on Russia's borders, Moscow is taking "counter-measures," while the US mainstream media remains silent.
NATO threatens Putin with war!
In advance of next month's NATO summit in Warsaw, Poland, the western military alliance has organised a massive military build-up in Eastern Europe, heightening the danger of a military conflict with nuclear-armed Russia.
Kurdish YPG, Arab Allies Deal New Blow to Islamic State Group
Al Qaeda's Zawahiri backs new Taliban chief Akhundzada
Al Qaeda leader al-Zawahiri has endorsed new Taliban chief Akhundzada in a video message, according to a monitoring site. Experts believe al Qaeda's pledge could be an attempt to curtail IS' expansion in Afghanistan.
Why the Obama Administration Is Favoring al-Qaeda's Main Syrian Ally
The Nuclear Codes Come With Big Challenges For Clinton Or Trump
Whatever your take on the presidential race, Tuesday's primary results make it all but certain that, come January, President Obama will hand over the keys to the White House?—?and the nuclear codes?—?to Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
Amnesty accuses Nigerian army of killing at least 17 unarmed Biafran separatists
The true cost of your cheap clothes: slave wages for Bangladesh factory workers
Everyone loves a bargain but the true cost of that latest wardrobe addition is pitiful wages for Bangladesh's legion of factory workers, writes Simon Parry.
How Americans Came to Kill in the Middle East
Posted: Tuesday, June 7, 2016
'March of Silence' in Uruguay sends message of remembrance to South America
They were marching shoulder-to-shoulder, young and old, in absolute silence. Some were carrying small placards with names and photos of their loved ones, who disappeared four decades ago, during the pro-Western dictatorship here in Uruguay.
John Kerry Gives Saudis a Big Pass on Indiscriminate Bombing of Civilians in Yemen
NY Gov. Cuomo signs "unconstitutional, McCarthyite" pro-Israel exec. order punishing BDS boycott movement
Andrew Cuomo pushed through discriminatory policy to punish groups that boycott Israel for Palestinian human rights
New York Governor Signs Pro-Israel, Anti-BDS Executive Order
The governor is ordering the state to come up with a list of groups engaged in "boycott, divestment or sanctions activity targeting Israel."
Pakistani sweet shop owner admits killing 30 people with poison-laced sweets
The owner said he mixed poison with the sweets to 'teach his brother a lesson'
31 people suddenly dropped dead in a Pakistani village. Now police claim to know the horrible reason why.
Muhammad Ali: a Torchbearer of Resistance
Clinton to Sanders: I dropped out for Obama – it was 'the right thing to do'
Clinton recalls her decision to concede to Obama in 2008, turning up the heat on Sanders ahead of primaries she's expected to use to declare victory.
How Americans Came to Kill in the Middle East
US Asks Russia to Not Hit Nusra Front in Syria, Moscow Says
Backed by Russian air cover, Syrian regime forces reach Raqqa border
Syria: The U.S. Is Unwilling To Settle - Russia Returns For Another Round
The Obama administration does not want peace in Syria. The Russians finally have to admit to themselves that the U.S. is no partner for a continuation of a cease fire, a coordinated attack against the Islamic State and al-Qaeda and for peace in Syria.
Hustler magazine hits the mailboxes of Utah lawmakers
Utah lawmakers began receiving unwanted copies of Hustler magazine's latest issue this week, an attempt by the periodical's eccentric founder to push back against a Legislature-approved resolution calling pornography a "public health crisis."
NATO: America's Other Cold War Dinosaur
Posted: Friday, June 3, 2016
Caracas Warns of Military Intervention Into Venezuela Amid Clash With OAS
NATO: America's Other Cold War Dinosaur
Russia's got a point: The U.S. broke a NATO promise
A Russian Warning
We, the undersigned, are Russians living and working in the USA. We have been watching with increasing anxiety as the current US and NATO policies have set us on an extremely dangerous collision course with the Russian Federation, as well as with China.
Target Russia. Target China. Target Iran
Not a day goes by without US Think Tankland doing what it does best; pushing all sorts of scenarios for cold – and hot – war with Russia, plus myriad confrontations with China and Iran.
Family of Driver Killed in US Attack File Criminal Case
Relatives of Mohammad Azam, killed while driving Mullah Mansoor across Pakistan, lodge a first investigation report for murder
Isis faces likely defeat in battles across Iraq and Syria – but what happens next?
In the second of a four-part series examining Isis, Patrick Cockburn says the terror group may be under threat, but regaining the terrority it captured would not necessarily stabilise the region
Fighting Continues near Fallujah; 254 Killed in Iraq
Saudi Coalition Blacklisted by UN for Killing Children in Yemen
Report Also Faults US for Strike on Kunduz Hospital in Afghanistan
Fabricated Reports of Russian Airstrikes Killing Civilians in Syria
Report: Russia Discusses Sending Special Forces to Syria
Russian Leadership Seen Split on Putting Troops on the Ground
Britain is at war in Libya and nobody thought to tell us
British SAS troops may be fighting in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and Libya – but Parliament hasn't been told about any of these deployments, let alone been given the chance to debate them
Isis in Syria: US-backed Forces Target Jihadist Stronghold on Turkish Border
War Criminal Blair Warmongers for Ground Invasion of Syria and Iraq
How Hillary Clinton will squander the nuclear deal with Iran
America's Habit of Fighting Unnecessary Wars
Clinton's Foreign Policy Speech Marred by Inherent Contradictions
"Hillary Clinton's history of supporting interventionism puts her in a weird place to be portraying her opponent as trigger happy."
The Bigger Nuclear Risk: Trump or Clinton?
If the U.S. election comes down to Hillary Clinton v. Donald Trump, the American people will have to decide between two candidates who could risk the future of the planet, albeit for very different reasons, writes Robert Parry.
New Political Earthquake in Brazil
Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a "Coup"?
Brazil today awoke to stunning news of secret, genuinely shocking conversations involving a key minister in Brazil's newly installed government, which shine a bright light on the actual motives and participants driving the impeachment of the country's democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff. The transcripts were published by the country's largest newspaper, Folha de São Paulo, and reveal secret conversations that took place in March, just weeks before the impeachment vote in the lower house was held.
Brazil: Coup-Imposed Government Attacks Protesters in Sao Paulo
Pushing Russia Toward War
NATO's military pressure on Russia and the West's economic sanctions have empowered Moscow's hardliners, setting the stage for an escalation of the new Cold War into possibly a hot one, ex-British intelligence officer Alastair Crooke warns.
BRACE YOURSELF: Ex-Deputy NATO Commander Predicts Russia Will Start WW3 in May 2017
Beware what you wish for: Russia is ready for war
So foreign ministers from the 28 NATO member-nations met in Brussels for a two-day summit, while mighty military power Montenegro was inducted as a new member.
'New Financial Order': Russia, China Placing Heavy Bets on 'Petro-Yuan'
After the West imposed economic sanctions against Moscow, Russia and Beijing established a powerful energy alliance which changed the global oil market. In addition to increasing trade operations with oil and gas, the two countries are set to challenge dominance of the US dollar in setting prices for crude.
US fully lifts Vietnam lethal arms embargo
The US has decided to "completely lift" its embargo on trade in lethal arms with the Southeast Asian country, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has said, Reuters reports.
Vietnam's VietJet to buy 100 Boeing planes for US$11.3b
Delivery of the Boeing planes is expected to run from 2019 until 2023, when VietJet will have a fleet of more than 200 planes of both Boeing and Airbus to accommodate its expansion plan.
Kerry Threatens War-Without-End on Syria
Alleged peace-maker John Kerry threatened to wage war-without-end on Syria – if the Middle East country does accept the US demand for regime change.
Lebanese Source: US, French Intelligence Officers Captured by Hezbollah in Aleppo
Ontario seeks to crush criticism of Israel through a BDS campaign of its own
How Close Are Saudi Arabia And Israel
The High Price of Security Theater
There was the $30 billion raise for the FBI that didn't see 9/11 coming and $70 billion for the bureaucrats who have consistently failed to keep our airports safe. Add in more than $200 billion for a new Cabinet-level department to coordinate all of this activity and half a trillion for mass surveillance, plus the incredible costs of a decade and a half of military action abroad, and the total comes to a whopping $4 trillion. Where did all that money go?
The US War Machine's Annual Budget Could Buy Every Homeless American a $1 Million Home
Pakistan summons US envoy, expresses concern over drone strike
Leaders of 4 countries discuss settling Ukraine conflict
Egyptair flight MS804
Posted: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Egyptair flight MS804: 'Terrorism more likely than technical failure', says Egypt
Is China a House of Cards?
Xi has forcefully dismissed the notion that a House of Cards power struggle has been raging at the rarified heights of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Yet at the same time he's adamant; "conspirators", "careerists", "cabals" and "cliques" are attempting to undermine the CCP from within.
China says it's ready if US 'stirs up any conflict' in South China Sea
Hillary Clinton's Race Problem
Clinton policies have indeed been unconscionably destructive for Black Americans, and other people of color.
Obama considering weapons sales to former enemy, Vietnam
Vietnam has long sought an end to the moratorium. But the request took on a more urgent tone in recent years after its neighbor, China, repeatedly threatened or attacked ships in the disputed waters of the South China Sea and started picking territorial fights with Vietnam, the Philippines and Japan.
The CIA and the 1962 Arrest of Nelson Mandela
Roots of the Conflict: Palestine's Nakba in the Larger Arab 'Catastrophe'
US Increasingly Open About Special Forces in Libya
Troops Seen Backing All Three Putative Governments
Pentagon Warns Iraq Not to Redeploy Troops to Protect Baghdad
Reiterates Warnings After Another Round of Major ISIS Bombings
No, Yemen's Houthis actually aren't Iranian puppets
For years, mounting instability had many predicting the collapse of Yemen. These forecasts became reality in 2014 when years of accumulated tension pushed the country into civil war. On one side is an alliance of the Houthis, a northern movement that has been fighting the government since 2004, and troops and militias loyal to a former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh. On the other side are supporters of the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who was overthrown by the Houthis in early 2015.
NATO finalises military build-up to counter Russia
NATO foreign ministers were on Thursday finalising the alliance's biggest military build-up since the end of the Cold War to counter what they see as a more aggressive and unpredictable Russia.
The U.S. Army's War Over Russia
Top brass profess to be really worried about Putin. But a growing group of dissenters say they're overreacting to get a bigger share of the defense budget.
America's & NATO's Outrageous Behavior, Greatest Threat that Exists
On May 18th, two top people at NATO, one being its current Secretary General – the very top person – laid out in preliminary form the case for war against Russia, which presumably will be presented in more detail at the NATO Summit to be held in Poland on 8-9 July this year.
North Korea: Love Thy Leader
Washington Lambasting Russia for Doping
Trump Meets 'Genocidal' Kissinger to Develop Foreign Policy
WikiLeaks: Assange Will Stay 'Political Prisoner' Under Clinton:
Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, will remain a "political prisoner" under a U.S. Hillary Clinton presidency, The Guardian reported hacker and WikiLeaks representative Jacob Appelbaum saying Thursday.
Brazil President Dilma Rousseff Suspended
Posted: Friday, May 13, 2016
Brazil President Dilma Rousseff Suspended After Senate Votes For Impeachment Trial
Corruption charges, a deepening economic crisis and insurgency by opponents led to the downfall of Rousseff.
Brazil's Democracy to Suffer Grievous Blow as Unelectable, Corrupt Neoliberal is Installed
Saudi officials were 'supporting' 9/11 hijackers, commission member says
First serious public split revealed among commissioners over the release of the secret ‘28 pages' that detail Saudi ties to 2001 terrorist attacks
In Colorado 'Sacrifice Zone,' Break Free Protest Escalates Fight Against Fossil Fuels
"It's time for the people to step up and escalate and really create more of a global wave of resistance to keep fossil fuels in the ground."
Saudi Military Threatens to Occupy Yemen Capital if Peace Talks Fail
General Insists Saudis Won't Tolerate Militia 'Threatening Our Border'
FBI's Comey: I feel 'pressure' to quickly finish Clinton email probe
Handling investigation 'well' is top priority, FBI director says, rejecting any 'external deadline'
Ten Ways Israel Is Just Like Saudi Arabia
Abu Ghraib prisoners deserve, finally, their day in court
Putin says Crimea now free of reliance on Kiev for its power
London Summit: US Must End Tax 'Hypocrisy' or Corruption Will Prevail
'So long as countries with real commitments on the world stage continue...ignoring the larger jurisdictions, the results will be continued failure'
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