Saturday, April 25, 2015

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Despite more than a year of claiming otherwise, the US-backed government of Ukraine is now openly acknowledging their close association with NATO. Although the...

An aerial view of the Pentagon building in Washington (Reuters / Jason Reed)

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The Pentagon is unveiling a new document outlining the United States military’s strategy regarding its ability to launch offensive cyber-attacks against foreign targets. Ashton Carter,...

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Australia has again declared war on Indigenous people, reminiscent of the brutality that brought global condemnation on apartheid South Africa. Aboriginal people are to be...

Featured photo - US Military Spending Still Up 45% Over Pre-9/11 Levels; More Than Next 7 Countries Combined

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Despite a decline in military spending since 2010, U.S. defense expenditures are still 45 percent higher than they were before the 9/11 terror attacks...

Syrian President Bashar Assad answering questions from France 2 journalist David Pujadas during an interview in Damascus. (AFP Photo / HO / SANA)

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Syrian President Bashar Assad has slammed France for alleged “terrorist” support in his country, saying Paris is not independent and has “no weight and...

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It has been confirmed that TV journalist Richard Engel’s kidnapping/rescue in norther Syria in late 2012 was a hoax. NBC management knew the story...

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Should we invite her in, Wisdom proves a most dutiful senior partner. Are you shocked at academics who've just discovered descendants of slave owners and...

The brother of a drone strike victim told researchers,

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A new investigation into the United States' killer drone campaign in Yemen, published Tuesday, finds that not only does that program fail to conform...

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The US task force in charge of the detention camps at Guantanamo Bay will soon have a new commander. The Pentagon announced on Friday...

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The sky clotted gray and the winds gusted cold as the men crowded into an old roadside gas station. It was daybreak in Band-i-Timor,...

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On April 1st, 2015, Princeton Theological Seminary and Princeton University students hosted a panel discussion featuring author and journalist Max Blumenthal, former New York...

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Israel’s military occupation and control of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza has gone on almost half a century, since it conquered those...

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'I'm not going to apologize for our government having done the right thing by having removed Saddam Hussein from power,' Rove insists Deirdre Fulton Karl Rove...

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Following the nuclear deal reached in Switzerland, The New York Times editorial board said the “preliminary agreement between Iran and the major powers is...

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More than three years after first submitting a Freedom of Information request, the UK Ministry of Defence has finally told us in which Afghan...

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As internationally acclaimed Canadian academic Michel Chossudovsky has pointed out, NATO’s aggressive expansion into Eurasia and the Middle East has brought about the possibility...

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Close to the end of the March 25 testimony in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial for his role in the April 25, 2013 Boston Marathon...

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Call it an irony, if you will, but as the Obama administration struggles to slow down or halt its scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan, newly elected Afghan...

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A human rights group in Ramallah has dubbed Israel's seizure of nearly $400m of funds belonging to Palestinians - for acceding to the International...

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'It is becoming increasingly apparent that the Saudi Arabian-led coalition is turning a blind eye to civilian deaths and suffering,' says Amnesty International by Lauren...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LEO GERARD Shock and awe describes the budgets issued last week by Republicans in the House and Senate. The shock is that the GOP never...

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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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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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Last week my husband and I went to a meeting of the student union at UBC to display the Independent Jewish Voices - Vancouver...

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In a short-lived but well-crafted move aimed at hyping President Obama’s credentials as a reasonable and democratic warmaker in mid-February the president submitted a...

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U.S.-trained and armed Iraqi military units, the key to the American strategy against ISIS, are under investigation for committing some of the same atrocities...

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A few weeks before Benjamin Netanyahu's delivered his controversial address to Congress, the Jerusalem Post reported that the Israeli Prime Minister was considering a campaign...

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Ryan Alexander Say you really want a sports car, a vacation, a big new house, or some other fancy thing you can’t really afford. You...

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Unveiling “Operation Inherent Resolve” against the Islamic State back in September, President Obama made it clear that his principal strategy would be the same...

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The US is exceptional ... when it comes to war profiteering. Ever since the Supreme Court said that defense contractors can buy off politicians left...

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Top NATO commander General Philip Breedlove has raised hackles in Germany with his public statements about the Ukraine crisis. US President Obama supports Chancellor Merkel’s...

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New study finds booming business driven by 'an escalation of regional tensions in the Middle East and Asia Pacific' Sarah Lazare U.S. weapons manufacturers lead the...

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Question: when President Obama's issues orders to launch Predator or Reaper drones in Pakistan, Somalia or Yemen, which then take a terrible toll on...

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The Israeli foreign minister and head of the right-wing Yisrael Beiteinu party Avigdor Lieberman suggested during a campaign event that Arab citizens of Israel,...

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A central myth is that Washington now arms ‘moderate Syrian rebels’, to both overthrow the Syrian Government and supposedly defeat the ‘extremist rebels’. This...

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Less than 24 hours after Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu gave his speech to Congress warning of the threat posed by Iran, the Israeli navy...

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As plans are formulated to put UK troops under American command, a former army colonel-turned-Tory MP has said he may quit over defense budget...

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Everything you need to know about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress Tuesday was the presence in the visitor’s gallery of one...

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Abdelhakim Belhadj has reportedly joined forces with the Islamic State, according to the journalist Sara Carter. Belhadj is a former al-Qaeda operative who was...

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As well as killing more than 2,200 Palestinians and causing huge economic and environmental damage, the Israeli military left messages on the walls of...

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A leaked video shot in December purportedly shows IDF soldiers setting dogs on a Palestinian teenager. The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the...

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The West is at war with Muslim terrorists, not Muslims, let alone Islam. That has been the mantra of the states waging war on...

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President Barack Obama once again has made it plain that he intends to close Guantanamo. Those who doubted his previous promises on immigrant rights...

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Guess what? Almost all the current wars, uprisings, and other conflicts in the Middle East are connected by a single thread, which is also...

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The best chance to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program remains peaceful is imperiled because of mistaken notions about what real alternatives the West has. There...

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