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Blockading Venezuela
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2018

Blockading Venezuela: the linchpin of the US strategy of aggression
Sanctions now form a key part of what is a strategic plan by the US to ruin the Venezuelan economy, says TIM YOUNG

Trump tweets the word 'Africa' for first time as president – in defense of whites in South Africa
President Trump on Wednesday night said he was directing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to "closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures," as well as the "killing of farmers."

Here's The Story Behind That Trump Tweet On South Africa – And Why It Sparked Outrage

The American Scream
Just like when the medieval executioners tortured their prisoners to scream out for "mercy", so today two former aides of US President Donald Trump are put being on the rack to extract a begging response. If they finger the president, then maybe mercy will be shown to the prisoners.

That Facebook Will Turn to Censoring the Left Isn't a Worry—It's a Reality

At least 31 civilians, mostly children, killed in Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen's Hudaydah

Moscow calls on Washington to fulfill int'l obligations and withdraw forces from Syria

Iran nuclear deal: EU shields firms from US sanctions law

Debunking Trump's Racist Myth, Study Shows Immigrants Boosting US Healthcare, Not Draining It
"The Trump administration's narrative is not based in fact but is simply part of a much broader attempt to penalize and disparage immigrants."

CIA chief hints agency is working to change Venezuelan government
The head of the CIA has suggested the agency is working to change the elected government of Venezuela and is collaborating with two countries in the region to do so.

Venezuela's President Maduro Survives Assassination Attack On Live TV
Six arrests have already been made in the spectacular foiled terrorist attack.

Venezuelan president Maduro targeted with explosive drones

The Hidden History Of The Women Who Rose Up

Rebels in southern Syria reach deal to end violence
After weeks of government and Russian bombardment, rebels agree to gradually withdraw and hand over heavy weapons.

Democracy Denied: US Turning Haiti Into Another Vassal State

The Hidden History Of The Women Who Rose Up
Posted: Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Hidden History Of The Women Who Rose Up

Rebels in southern Syria reach deal to end violence
After weeks of government and Russian bombardment, rebels agree to gradually withdraw and hand over heavy weapons.

Democracy Denied: US Turning Haiti Into Another Vassal State

Haiti president tells protesters 'go home' after fuel hike suspended

North Korea Slams 'Gangster-Like' US Demands After Pompeo Visit
Officials term two-day talks with Pompeo 'regrettable'

Greenwald: I came to Russia to combat US' toxic view on the country

Dueling tariffs raise fears of long U.S.-China trade battle

Iran Wants World Powers to Fully Compensate Them for US Sanctions

Israel is arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine

Palestinian killed as Gaza protests against Israel enter fourth month

US Stresses Interventionist Plan in Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela
Posted: Friday, May 4, 2018

US Stresses Interventionist Plan in Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela
"We will stay by the side of those who long for freedom and we will confront their oppressors," vice President Mike Pence.

Yemen - Massacres and Assassinations Trigger a New Phase of War
In mid April some 20+ of Sudanese soldiers were killed in an ambush in northern Yemen. Sudan, which sent up to 10,000 soldiers to Yemen in hope of Saudi money, is reconsidering its engagement. The Gulf states had promised investments in Sudan and the lifting of U.S. sanction in exchange for sending cannon fodder. Neither happened.

The War On Iran Has Begun. Russia Must End It
The destruction of states such as Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Iran is about isolating Russia when its own turn comes

Hassan Nasrallah: Israel has come into direct confrontation with Iran

A Time Of Chaos
In spite of the bombing by the Western media (a particularly apt metaphor in this case), in their attempt to persuade public opinion of the latest atrocities committed by al-Assad’s regime; in spite of the near unanimous opinion of political commentators that this was nothing but a humanitarian response, a fair punishment, and one more proof of the vitality of the "Western alliance"; in spite of all this, citizens in the West (and much more so in the rest of the world), whenever asked, expressed their doubts about this media narrative and for the most part spoke against the attacks. Why is that?

Gaza Bleeds Alone as 'Liberals' and 'Progressives' Go Mute

‘No need to lie’: Zeman says Czech Republic tested nerve agent similar to Novichok used on Skripals

No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack In Douma
Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Real Reason for War With Syria
The American public deserves a full explanation of what we are being asked to support.

Why the US, France and Britain are destroying Syria

Israel Continues to Wag the Dog for Middle Eastern Wars

Syria's Victory: The Failed Attack by War Criminals in Washington, London, Paris
The question begs: Why [bomb Syria] before the OPCW could verify the claim of a nerve gas attack? – The answer is simple, because there was no nerve gas attack. In fact, there was no attack at all. It was all fake and staged. The OPCW would have found out – and killed any false justification to assault Syria. That's why.

Independent Journalist Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack In Douma
Pearson Sharp visited the war-torn town of Douma outside the capital of Damascus, looking for evidence of a chemical attack. However, residents there deny the claims of an attack, and say it was staged to help the rebels escape.

Claims about Syria Attack "Unraveling"

Blowing up Lack of 'Evidence' in Syria
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Robert Fisk Reports Head of Douma Clinic Denies Chemical Weapons Attack

Blowing up Lack of 'Evidence' in Syria Chemical Attack
It is wise to remember the U.S.S. Maine, the Gulf of Tonkin and Iraqi WMD in assessing the rationale for the U.S. attack last weekend on Syria, says Ann Wright.

Russian WARSHIPS on way to Syria as part of MILITARY buildup amid World War 3 fears
RUSSIAN warships and military vehicles have been spotted on their way to Syria after a US-led airstrike took out three suspected chemical weapons sites in Damascus, raising fears as the world anticipates Vladimir Putin’s response.

Breaking: Syrian Military Confirms Israeli Missiles Targeted Airbase in Eastern Homs

Netanyahu: Israel to continue action against Iran in Syria

Rouhani phones Putin warning global chaos if Western strikes on Syria go unanswered
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the U.S.-led attacks on Syria violated international law and if they go unanswered by international bodies, more of such chaos in the world will be conceivable, Tasnim news agency reported on Monday

U.S. Ally Iraq Joins Russia and Iran, Says Trump's Syria Strikes May Help ISIS

Russian top brass reveals 'true targets' of US-led strikes against Syria
According to the Defense Ministry's spokesman, the true targets of the strike delivered by the US, the UK and France were Syrian military facilities, including airfields

Pentagon acknowledges US contractor presence in Syria for first time
The US military is using more than 5,500 contractors in the campaign to defeat the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon revealed in a quarterly report this week that acknowledges the use of contractors in the Syrian war zone for the first time.

Syria strikes: May tells MPs Britain could not wait for UN approval
Delay would effectively give Russia a veto on foreign policy says PM, as Corbyn calls action 'legally questionable’

How On Earth Would Killing MORE People Rescue Syria?

US Interferes in Elections in Venezuela
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

In Venezuela, It's "Democracy" if US-Backed Candidates Are Empowered, "Tyranny" if They Are Not
The Venezuelan government recently announced its decision to hold presidential elections, which are currently scheduled for May. The Trump administration denounced the move, saying they "would not be free and fair."

California Cops Fatally Shoot Unarmed Black Man Stephon Clark In His Own Backyard
Two officers each fired 10 rounds at Clark, mistaking his cell phone for a gun.

Amid Russiagate Hysteria, US Interferes in Elections in Venezuela & Latin America
Frustrated with foreign interference in the US elections? So are the people of Latin America, claims Timothy Gill.

Canada on Wrong Side of Venezuelan Conflict
What's going on in Venezuela is a bitter class war, with millions of poor people committed to defending a revolution carried out in their name, and Canada taking the side of the wealthy, well-armed opposition, writes Linda McQuaig.

The myth of a neo-imperial China
New Silk Road infrastructure projects could bring back a peaceful and prosperous Eurasia

Russia's Reaction to the Insults of the West is Political Suicide
The onslaught of western Russia bashing in the past days, since the alleged poison attack by a Soviet-era nerve agent, Novichok (the inventor of which, by the way, lives in the US), on a Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, has been just horrifying. Especially by the UK. Starting with PM May, who outright accused Russia of using chemical weapons (CW) on UK grounds, without delivering any evidence.

Britain's Cold War with Russia Poisons Corbyn's Labour
British Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May's dramatic escalation of hostility towards Russia this week has had one benefit closer to home. Labour's erstwhile popular leader Jeremy Corbyn has fallen casualty to renewed Cold War politics.

Syria Preparing for a Major US Military Attack
Russian troops have already been deployed to 'critical locations' to deter Washington

Al Jazeera Did a Hard-hitting Investigation into US and Israeli Lobbying – So Why Won't They Air It?

White South African farmers 'need help from a civilised country'
Posted: Thursday, March 15, 2018

How the Iraq War Destabilized the Entire Middle East
As we approach the fifteenth anniversary of the unwarranted invasion of Iraq, which we are still paying for in so many ways, it is important to remember the misuse of intelligence that provided a false justification for war.

White South African farmers 'need help from a civilised country'

Putin 'extremely concerned' over UK's 'destructive, provocative' stance in Skripal case -- Kremlin

Are 'Novichok' Poisons Real? - May's Claims Fall Apart

Trump, May, Merkel and Macron Issue Joint Statement Blaming Russia for Sergei Skripal Poisoning

Trump Suggests Withdrawing Troops From South Korea Over Trade Issues
Ties trade deficit to deployment costs in speech to donors

GOP Leaders Want to Delay Yemen War Powers Vote
Leaders say it needs close study in committee

Russia urges US to stop supporting terrorists in Syria, Lavrov says

Saudis in Secret Peace Talks With Yemen's Houthis
Senior Houthi confirms talks have been going on for two months

McMaster: US Troops Will Stay Until Syria Is Stabilized
Demands consequences for Russia, Iran for backing Assad government

Here We Go Again - U.S. - UK Playing War Drums at UN

The Iraq Death Toll 15 Years After the US Invasion
Numbers are numbing, especially numbers that rise into the millions. But please remember that each person killed represents someone's loved one.

Philippines to Withdraw from the ICC Immediately: Duterte
The president argued that the ICC had demonstrated "brazen ignorance of the law" and due to its fraudulent implication in the Philippines.

South Africa's Assembly Approves Land Expropriation Without Compensation
South Africa's parliament passed Tuesday a motion brought by the leftist party Economic Freedom Fighters, or EFF, to carry out land expropriation without compensation, a key pillar of the ruling ANC government and new President Cyril Ramaphosa.

National Assembly adopts motion on land expropriation without compensation
Opening the debate on his motion, Malema said: "The time for reconciliation is over. Now is the time for justice." He said they did not seek revenge on white people, but a restoration of black people's dignity, which was deeply rooted in the land.

Haiti President Says Many Aid Groups Hid Misconduct

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai dies
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has died aged 65 after a battle with cancer, party officials have said.

Let's put an end to the delusion that Britain abolished slavery

Destroying Syria
Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018

Saudi Arabia promises $1.5 billion in aid to Yemen – but it's still bombing the country

Destroying Syria: Why does Washington hate Bashar al-Assad?
Syria at that time was already in the cross-hairs of two principal American so-called allies in the region, Israel and Saudi Arabia. Both were actively working to destabilize the regime, though for different reasons. The Saudis were fearful of Iranian influence over Damascus but also had a religious agenda in that the secular Syrian regime was protective of religious minorities and was itself an offshoot of Shi'a Islam referred to as Alawites. The Saudis considered them to be heretics.

Syria offensive: Turkey warns US over Kurdish militia group
Turkey has urged the US to stop backing the Kurdish YPG in Syria, as it steps up an offensive against the militia.

Fears over US-Turkey military confrontation in Syria

As U.S. looks to rein in Turkish offensive, Manbij is key

Civilians killed by Turkish strikes as Erdogan vows to continue Afrin operation

‘Make Trade, Not War' is China's daring plan in the Middle East
Under the Belt and Road Initiative, Beijing aims to connect western China to the eastern Mediterranean

China, Venezuela vow to deepen all-round cooperation
China and Venezuela are willing to deepen their comprehensive strategic partnership, the two countries' foreign ministers said here on Monday.

North Korea Issues Statement Calling for Breakthrough in Unification
With both nations upbeat after recent bilateral talks, and sports diplomacy surrounding the Winter Olympics, North Korea has issued a very unusual statement of unity addressed not to South Korea, but to all Koreans across the world.

South Korea 'has very strong concerns' the US might strike North Korea, ex-CIA Korea expert says
A former chief of the CIA's Korea division who recently returned from South Korea says he found widespread worry that the US is gearing up for a military strike against North Korea.

China would back a unified Korea if attained through peace, ambassador says

Russia is a Threat to Western Societies?
The United States and its NATO allies are facing an existential threat. But the threat has nothing to do with Russia, China, or any other external "enemy" for that matter. The West's own worst enemy is itself. Or more precisely, the intellectual bankruptcy of its political and military leaders and their dominant public discourse.

Trump's National Defense Strategy Has the Pentagon Popping Champagne
Implicit in the document is this proposition: more spending will make the armed forces of the United States "stronger" and the United States "safer." Simply put, the NDS is all about funneling more bucks to the Pentagon.

US after supporting South Sudan's leader calls him 'unfit'
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said Wednesday the United States is giving up on South Sudan's president after backing the country's independence in 2011 and investing over $11 billion, calling him "an unfit partner" in the pursuit of peace and urging an arms embargo on the conflict-wracked nation.

Scores convicted in Congo's Beni massacre trial

How the Establishment Undermines American Democracy

Twitter Warns Users: We're Watching You
In an overt act of political intimidation, the social media platform Twitter emailed hundreds of thousands of users Saturday informing them that they had shared or followed "Russian propaganda."

The Problem Isn't Just That Trump's a Racist. It's That He Keeps Acting On His Racism
The president has always been a racist. The issue is that he now has the power to make policy based on prejudice.

African Nations Say Trump's Shithole Comments Are "Definition of Racism"
Representatives from across the continent have condemned the president for his vulgar comments – questioning why the US accepts immigration from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa.

If You Think Haiti Is a Shithole, Then Blame America for Helping to Make It That Way
Centuries of mistreatment by the U.S. is a primary cause of Haiti's plight.

No regrets for making Haiti a 'shithole'?

Why The US Owes Haiti Billions – The Briefest History

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