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Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News Yemen is Obama's war. It was planned months ago. Military campaigns require extensive preparation. They're not launched overnight as headlines suggest. Saudi...

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Stephen Lendman RINF Alternative News Netanyahu and other Israeli officials suppress information on its longstanding nuclear weapons program - an arsenal with thermonuclear ones and long-range...

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Megaupload streaming service mogul Kim Dotcom has just been slapped with a civil penalty from the US government. The lawsuit will cost him $67...

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If two major newspapers in, say, Russia published major articles openly advocating the unprovoked bombing of a country, say, Israel, the U.S. government and...

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The police watchdog is to examine claims that a paedophile sergeant ordered a junior officer not to tell anyone after catching Cyril Smith at...

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Paul Craig Roberts RINF Alternative News I admire David Ray Griffin for his wide-ranging intelligence, his research skills, and for his courage. Dr. Griffin is not...

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Monsanto has agreed to pay the US government $600,000 for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled toxic chemical releases from its Idaho phosphate plant. The...

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Violent footage emerged on Thursday that appears to show a hospitality ambassador for a Berkeley downtown business association attacking a homeless man, who was blamed...

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When questioned by Democracy Now! host and executive producer Amy Goodman, former CIA Director Peter Goss said the bipartisan Senate Committee Report on the...

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It’s not what they teach in civics class, but the best way to snag a leadership position in Congress is by giving generously to...

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Human toll included high levels of displacement, driven by Israel's 50-day military assault on Gaza last summer Sarah Lazare Palestinians suffered a dramatic increase in fatalities...

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A British watchdog is expanding its investigation into allegations that senior Metropolitan Police figures ordered officers to drop inquiries into child sex abuse claims...

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Nadia Prupis Three police agencies in Missouri agreed on Thursday to cut back on the use of tear gas as a means of crowd control,...

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Michael T. Snyder RINF Alternative News Did you know that about one-fourth of the entire global prison population is in the United States?  Did you know...

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The US Government has revealed that the number of detainees it expects to be given a trial at Guantanamo has fallen to a new...

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A truly stunning debasement of the U.S. justice system just occurred through the joint efforts of the Obama Justice Department and a meek and frightened Obama-appointed...

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The Sunlight is Fading … and America Is Falling Into Darkness US Supreme Court Justice Brandeis said: Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and...

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Earlier this week the European Commission’s attorney Bernhard Schima told the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) the US-EU Safe Harbor framework...

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News Apparently, Obama, though he says he hasn’t made up his mind about whether to send weapons to Ukraine, actually has and...

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Dave Lindorff When I lived in China, there was a story going ‘round about a China Airlines flight in which both the pilot and the...

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The government claims its Modern Slavery Bill, that passed into law today, is proof that it cares about victims. So why are anti-trafficking processes...

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Marjorie Cohn As Israeli voters went to the polls, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared he would oppose the creation of a Palestinian state. In what...

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News “Burying the lede” is a way that ‘news’ professionals hide or "bury" things while ‘reporting’ on them; and the biggest example...

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The head of the CIA’s Counterterrorism Center (CTC), who masterminded the killing of Osama bin Laden and the drone campaign, is being removed from...

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Fast-moving developments in recent days reveal that Yemen appears closer to collapsing into a total failed state.  Meanwhile the headlines have started to lump...

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A controversial lobbyist who claimed that the chemical in Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer was safe for humans refused to drink his own words when...

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James Corbett RINF Alternative News Half a century ago people had to be reassured their social security card was not being used for identification. Now there...

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What price would you pay not to kill another human being? At what point would you commit the offenses allegedly perpetrated by Sgt. Bowe...

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Alon Ben-Meir Those of us who regularly observe and try to make sense of the madness sweeping the Middle East often find ourselves, perhaps out...

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Imagine if an American presidential candidate made a plea to his supporters on election day with the following statement: “The Republican administration is in...

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In the absence of a federal requirement to label GMOs, food activists have taken matters into their own hands, passing labeling laws in Vermont,...

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I suspect the word “occupation” – even the more precise “belligerent occupation” – fails to convey to most people the reality of daily horrors...

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Global technology giants like Google and Microsoft have teamed up with civil liberties groups to get Congress to change the country’s spying laws. Tech...

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BBC Director-General Lord Hall has admitted that reporting on the Israel-Palestine conflict is “tough,” but insists the corporation aims to be balanced in its...

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Paul Craig Roberts RINF Alternative News Andrew Cockburn has written a must-read book. The title is Kill Chain: The Rise Of The High-Tech Assassins. The title...

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The conservative group Freedom Watch has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of failing to produce...

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A short documentary that examines the absence of Gaza and the Palestinians from the Israeli mainstream media and 2015 elections. Shot during operation Protective Edge...

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Sadie Robinson For David Cameron, being prime minister for a third term “might just be too many”. For many ordinary people, having him as prime...

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Does reading people's microexpressions stop terrorists, or just encourage pseudoscientific profiling? Airport security basically sucks: Being herded through a Tensabarrier maze alongside a bunch of...

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Tomorrow morning, the House Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing on the impact of GMO labeling on food prices. Several witnesses will raise their hands...

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Stephen Lendman  RINF Alternative News Blaming others for its own crimes is longstanding US policy. Lunatic active duty, retired and defrocked Pentagon generals lie like their...

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Documents show Communication Security Establishment boasts vast array of cyber warfare capabilities, works hand-in-hand with NSA Lauren McCauley Canada's spy agency, the Communication Security Establishment (CSE),...

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A member of the British royal family was part of a pedophile ring under investigation by police until the case was suddenly dropped, an...

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Are the full body protective suits not enough of a tip off that pesticides are toxic? If not, consider this: Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide – the...

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Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, and Labour chief Ed Miliband are beset by ‘cash-for-access’ allegations, after it emerged all three...

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It would seem that the police in the U.S. are committed to breaking a murder record 2015, as the total body count at the...

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Politicians can't be 'held to everything they say during a campaign,' argued McCain Sarah Lazare In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Arizona Senator John McCain...

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Since Labour MP Tom Watson stood up in the Commons in October 2012 to ask Prime Minister David Cameron to probe a high-powered ­paedophile...

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Arizona has been pretty clear in the past that they aren’t a huge fan of government mandates. The legislature fought tooth and nail over allowing...

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On the Map Off the Radar talks to Karan Nagpal about the little know archipelago of Vanuatu, and how Cyclone Pam has affected life...

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In a lawsuit filed against Facebook on Monday, former employee Chia Hong accused the company of gender discrimination, racial discrimination, and sex harassment.*She is...

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Binyamin Netanyahu is probably the most deficient prime minister in Israel’s history. His blunders and vices have been laid bare in great abundance during...

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Wall Street declined, while the US dollar regained its footing following Wednesday’s tumble, as investors reposition in the wake of the Federal Reserve’s latest...

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A year ago, in a bureaucratic shift that went unremarked in the somnolent days before Michael Brown was shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri, the...

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Now that it's pretty much settled that the public has the right to record the police*, legislators are now moving to peel back this...

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