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Ground Troops to Ukraine, Really Mr. Ambassador?

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Douglas Macgregor  RINF Alternative News In a 15 April OPED published in the Washington Post, former Ambassador and Bush Deputy National Security Advisor, James Jeffrey, now a fellow at the Washington Institute argues for the commitment of American ground forces to ...

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America has Become a Police State

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Kourosh Ziabari RINF Alternative News In the far past, I used to look skeptically at those who believed and maintained that the United States is moving in the direction of becoming a rogue, police state. After all, nearly every single ...

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Dear NATO: Are You Lying about Russia or Simply Incompetent?

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Walter C. Uhler RINF Alternative News On 14 April 2014 NATO issued a “fact sheet” titled, “Russia’s Accusations – setting the record straight.” In the course of setting the record straight, the NATO fact sheet made the following false assertion: ...

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The Corruption of Mainstream Media

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Danny Schechter RINF Alternative News First the good news: The Pulitzer Prize for Public Service was not only the best covered of its awards this year, but it recognized a series of disclosures that made many media outlets nervous, if ...

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Revolutionary Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez Dies Aged 87

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Colombian radical and friend of Fidel Castro exemplified magical realism in literature The worlds of literature and revolutionary politics joined yesterday in tribute to Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who died at his Mexico City home on Thursday. One of ...

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Money and Income Inequality – Why the Fight Must be Broadened

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Rob Urie  RINF Alternative News Part of the challenge of addressing political economy is the different realms that economic and philosophical discourse exist in. Western (capitalist) economics can be informed by history but it can’t accommodate it. This can be ...

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Is your home’s energy meter spying on you?

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Perry Chiaramonte Utility companies across the U.S. are installing smart meters in customers’ homes, touting the technology’s energy-saving ways, but opponents argue that the meters are opening a Pandora’s box of privacy concerns. The smart energy meters read electric or ...

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Why Israeli Officials are Chuckling

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Ramzy Baroud RINF Alternative News Israel’s deputy foreign minister, Ze’ev Elkin, is a member of Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party and his predominantly rightwing cabinet. In a recent interview with The Economist, Elkin used the familiar tone of being conceited and ...

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Gaza Corrodes Israel’s Soul

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Dr. Cesar Chelala RINF Alternative News As Israel continues its unlawful siege of the Gaza Strip, the health situation for the Palestinians continues to be critical. In a comprehensive report, B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the ...

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GM seeks to squelch lawsuits stemming from ignition defect

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Shannon Jones  RINF Alternative News General Motors says it will soon file a motion with a federal bankruptcy judge in New York seeking a court order preventing the families of accident victims from suing the company over defective ignition switches ...

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