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Obama’s Drone Warfare: Assassination Made Routine By Patrick Martin, April 26, 2015

Perhaps the most extraordinary aspect of President Obama’s announcement Thursday that two hostages of Al Qaeda, an American and an Italian, were killed in a US drone missile strike in Pakistan is the lack of any significant reaction from official…

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Poison Gas during World War I: BAYER Still Refuses to Take Responsibility By Global Research News, April 26, 2015

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first use of poison gas. In the spring of 1915 the company BAYER supplied about 700 tonnes of chemicals to the front. On April 22 about 170 tonnes of chlorine gas were used…

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Maryland Governor Sends State Troopers as Protests Mount Over Police Murder of Freddie Gray By Barry Grey, April 26, 2015

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced Thursday he would dispatch 32 state troopers to Baltimore in advance of what is expected to be a large protest Saturday against the police killing of 25-year-old Freddie Gray. Protests have been held daily since…

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Yemen – The Mainstream Narrative is Grossly Misleading By Jan Oberg, April 26, 2015

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A coalition led by Saudi-Arabia and supported by Western leaders has been bombing Yemen for about a month; it’s a clearcut international aggression and an extremely a-symmetric conflict.
But we’ve heard no calls for a ‘humanitarian intervention’ by…

The Instruments of Worldwide Domination: Obama Administration Spending Billions on New Global Strike Weapons
Who Really Controls the World? By Prof. Dr. Mujahid Kamran, April 26, 2015

Since I entered politics, I have chiefly had men’s views confided to me privately. Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of something. They know that there is a…

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Did Saudi Pressure Cause New York Times to Change Its ‘Negative’ Headline? By 21st Century Wire, April 26, 2015

Living in the west, one becomes used to media self-censorship when covering geopolitical and current events. 
It’s generally accepted that all mainstream media outlets will stay within the party line’s narrow parameters, so as not to make Washington, London or…

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Commemorating the Odessa Massacre: Appeal of the Initiative Group for Democracy and Internationalism in Ukraine By Andy Piascik, April 26, 2015

Ukrainian anti-fascists are calling on people around the world to mark May 2 as a day of commemoration of those who were killed in the trade union building in Odessa. 
On May 2, 2014 there was a bloody massacre in…

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Death of the Republic By Ellen Brown, April 26, 2015

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.    — Article IV, Section 4, US Constitution
A republican form of government is one in which power resides in elected officials representing the citizens,…

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What Is Obama Up To, With His TPP and TTIP? What Will Remain of Local National Governments? By Eric Zuesse, April 26, 2015

The motivation behind U.S. President Barack Obama’s trans-Pacific trade-deal TPP, and his trans-Atlantic trade-deal TTIP — the motivation behind both of these enormous international trade-deals — is the same, and Democratic U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown are correct:…

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After Nameless Thousands, Can Two Western Hostage Deaths Dent ‘Kill List’ Tactics? By Jon Queally, April 26, 2015

In the wake of Thursday’s revelation that the U.S. government, specifically the CIA, killed one American and one Italian hostage held by al-Qaeda in a drone attack in Pakistan earlier this year, will a renewed and possibly elevated debate on…

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Israeli Lies Go Unchallenged on BBC’s Flagship Current Affairs Show By Amena Saleem, April 26, 2015

In March, the BBC’s flagship news program Today broadcast an interview with Moshe Yaalon, Israel’s defense minister.
Yaalon was given free rein to disseminate lies and propaganda with not a single interruption or challenge from Today presenter, Sarah Montague.
In…

The Origins of ISIS. Created by “Direct” Action of the United States Government By Ben Swann, April 26, 2015

In this episode of Truth in Media, Ben Swann explores the origin of ISIS that has already been long forgotten by American media.

Swann takes on the central issue of whether or not ISIS was created by “inaction” by the…

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American Politics: A House of Mirrors By Ulson Gunnar, April 26, 2015

A house of mirrors is an immersive, highly distorted and intentionally confusing version of reality. Those walking its corridors are sometimes amused and sometimes frightened by the disorienting experience, but luckily for them, it is only temporary. There is an…

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Murdered Journalist Oles Buzina on Media Censorship in Ukraine and Why He Resigned from Major Newspaper By Global Research News, April 26, 2015

Translated by Dvajdsidva on April 22, 2015
Yes, I wrote a resignation letter. No regrets there.
As the Internet began releasing tidal waves of information regarding my resignation as editor in chief of the Ukrainian newspaper “Segodnya” ["Today"] (http://www.segodnya.ua/), the…

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Earth Day, Geo-Engineering and Chemtrails By Michael Welch, April 25, 2015

“Geo-engineering changes our soil PH, it toxifies our soils with aluminum.
We’re seeing crop loss and we’re also seeing eco-system collapses around the world. And geo-engineering creates something that’s called ‘abiotic stress’…well Monsanto has developed a new genetically-modified seed that…

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Russia 1,700 – America Zero: Number of Foreign Nationals Evacuated from Yemen By Stephen Lendman, April 25, 2015

What do you call a nation going all-out to help desperate foreign nationals trapped in a war zone hell: heroic and honorable by any standard! 
What do you call one refusing to help its own trapped nationals in a war…

As critics note, TPP has less to do with trade than it does with strengthening protections for corporations like copyrights and patents.
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Promoting Global Tyranny Run By Corporations. Here’s How to Stop Them By Washington's Blog, April 25, 2015

Here’s How to STOP Them
The powers-that-be are pushing this week to fast track a horrible treaty which would destroy America.
The treaty is called the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
The U.S. Trade Representative – the federal agency responsible for…

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Israel’s War against The Lancet: When Medicine and Politics Mix By Binoy Kampmark, April 25, 2015

Hate, disgrace, and pitiful editorial standards.  Are these the terms to be ascribed to The Lancet, which, bar a few blemishes has shown a distinguished pedigree in the world of medical research?  Stroppy academics have made an argument than an…

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Can the Courts Liberate the Bank of Canada? “Creating Money in the Public Interest” By Murray Dobbin, April 25, 2015

Once a nation parts with the control of its currency and credit, it matters not who makes the nation’s laws. Usury, once in control, will wreck any nation. – William Lyon Mackenzie King, Prime Minister of Canada, 1935
You know…

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Did a Chinese-Russian-Iranian coalition opposing NATO debut in Moscow? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, April 25, 2015

The Moscow Conference on International Security in April was used as a venue to give notice to the US and NATO that other world powers will not let them do as they please.

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Europe’s Feeble Efforts to ‘punish’ Israel By Jonathan Cook, April 25, 2015

The question of punishing illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territory was considered separately in Europe and Israel last week, with only superficial differences in the conclusions reached. Israel’s near half-century occupation is in no immediate danger, either at home or…

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Don’t Let Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Gut State Laws By Global Research News, April 25, 2015

by Eric T. Schneiderman
State laws and regulators are increasingly important as gridlock in Washington makes broad federal action on important issues an increasingly rare event. From environmental protection to civil rights to the minimum wage, the action is at…

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Gaza’s Bookstores Struggle By al monitor, April 25, 2015

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Dust has covered the shelves that were once home to thousands of books in the Hashemite Library on Al-Jalaa Street in central Gaza City. Readers have stopped visiting the library, one of the oldest in…

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We Lucky Molecules By Robert Parry, April 25, 2015

Scientists don’t know how many atoms and molecules there are in the Universe, but it’s clear that the vast, vast, vast majority find themselves locked in lifeless form – perhaps consumed by the fire of an exploding nova, or sucked…

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The ANZAC Myth, a Cult of Imperial Dependence By Prof. Tim Anderson, April 25, 2015

The 25th of April 2015 will mark the centenary of an Australian and New Zealand attack on the Ottoman Empire at Gallipoli (present day Turkey), a failed operation carried out on behalf of the British Empire. The ‘ANZAC spirit’ has…

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Double Dealing: Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen Continue After Calling Ceasefire By Shawn Helton, April 25, 2015

After having declared an end to a month-long unprovoked bombardment in Yemen –Saudi Arabia resumed a new round airstrikes.
The US-backed coalition led by Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Cooperation Council countries, has renewed airstrikes inside Yemen, continuing their breach…

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The Armenian Genocide: An Open Wound By Sungur Savran, April 25, 2015

To the memory of Stepan Shaumyan, Armenian Bolshevik leader of the Baku Commune in 1918, and of Hrant Dink, Armenian socialist intellectual from Istanbul who, until his assassination in 2007, exerted a Herculean effort to bring the genocide into the…

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Understand the Israeli – Palestinian Apartheid In Eleven Images By Thrival Room, April 25, 2015

by Ahmed Naguib
All the graphics are from the site Visualizing Palestine, a site dedicated to creating informative and impactful graphics about the occupied region.
Check out many more of these images on their site
1. The Forced Exile of…

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“Professors for Israel” try to Shut down Leading Medical Journal The Lancet By Jonathan Cook, April 25, 2015

Academia is far from the bastion of free thinking and free speech it would like to claim for itself, as a newly confected “row” involving the leading medical journal The Lancet confirms.
Recently Southampton University in the UK caved in…

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Is the U.S. a Force for Good in the World? By Eric Zuesse, April 25, 2015

First of all, in terms of popularity worldwide, the U.S. is a mixed picture. A Gallup International poll of 65 countries, issued on 30 December 2013, found that: 
“The US was the overwhelming choice (24% of respondents) for the country…

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19 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Iran By Global Research News, April 25, 2015

No doubt you’ve heard a lot about Iran in the media.
And it’s true, Iran is a truly evil and terrifying place. 
Here we present 19 reasons you should never, ever, visit this godforsaken land.
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Honesty and “Impropriety” Within the US Military: The Honorable Life and Untimely Death of Colonel Ted Westhusing By Joachim Hagopian, April 25, 2015

As a West Point graduate and former Army officer, I ran into few military leaders that embodied the ideals of West Point, particularly those who lived by its motto “duty, honor, country.” One such standout officer was the late great…

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World War I: The 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli (1915-1916) By Birsen Filip, April 25, 2015

The Battle of Gallipoli, or the Battle of Çanakkale, was fought between the Ottoman Empire and the Allied Forces of the First World War (1914-1918) on the Gallipolo peninsula from April 25, 1915 to January 9, 1916. This battle was…

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Greek Bank Will Write Off Up To €20,000 In Debt For “Poverty-Stricken” Borrowers By Tyler Durden, April 25, 2015

Over the past several months, as a result of their lockout from capital markets, Greek banks’ reliance on the ECB’s Emergency Liquidity Assistance has soared, and at last check was somewhere in the mid-€70 billion range.
The conventional wisdom was…

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No Home Rebuilt in Gaza after 2014 Israel War: UNRWA By Press TV, April 25, 2015

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) says no house has been reconstructed in the besieged Gaza Strip eight months after the end of the Israeli regime’s latest war on the blockaded…

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Historic: California District Court Lawsuit against George W. Bush, et Al for “Crime of Aggression” By Inder Comar, April 25, 2015

On April 18, 2015, Inder Comar, Esq. was invited to speak at the Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War’s International Forum on Peace and Justice. He presented on the Saleh v. Bush case and its implications for international justice alongside…

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A New Mobilization Book for the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement By Elizabeth Woodworth, April 25, 2015

If there is a single book that could inspire and inform a global mobilization movement to divest from fossil fuels, it is Unprecedented.
In 2014, a CNN host described what’s missing from our national conversation about climate change: “An emotional…

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World War I and the British Empire: The Gallipoli Campaign, The Untold Story By Gerry Docherty and Jim Macgregor, April 25, 2015

A secret cabal of immensely rich and powerful men – the Secret Elite – was formed in England in 1891 with the explicit aim of expanding the British Empire across the entire globe. They planned a European war to destroy Germany as an economic, industrial and imperial competitor

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Eric Holder Exits Without Bringing Libor or Foreign Exchange Charges Against Citigroup or JPMorgan By Pam Martens and Russ Martens, April 24, 2015

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Testifying on High Frequency Trading Before the House Appropriations Committee on April 4, 2014
Americans have been reading about Citigroup’s and JPMorgan’s roles in rigging the Libor interest rate benchmark for so many years that…

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Fight the Enemies of Truth: Support the Spread of Knowledge By Global Research, April 24, 2015

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.” – JFK
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion…

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Using the Dead: The New York Times Works with Israel to Justify Military Service By Tzvia Thier, April 24, 2015

Image: Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara at the grave of Netanyahu’s late brother Yoni at the Mt Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem last year.
A piece in the New York Times yesterday celebrating Israel’s memorial day by focusing on…

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Haiti: What Happened to the $10 Billion in U.S. Aid Pledged After the Earthquake? By Center for Economic and Policy Research, April 24, 2015

Tonight, Vikram Gandhi, VICE on HBO correspondent travels to Haiti to see just what happened with the $10 billion in aid pledged after the earthquake that occurred more than five years ago. The episode airs at 11 PM EST.
In…

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Obama Urges Saudi Dictator Abdulaziz to Keep Attacking Yemen By Robert Barsocchini, April 24, 2015

Obama expressed his desire for Saudi dictator Abdulaziz to continue his illegal assault on Yemen, “pushing for a continuation of the war” and announcing, mafia-like, that “the job is not done”.
The dictator has complied, carrying out further attacks on…

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Organizations Accross Canada Oppose Harper Government’s Threat to Criminalize Criticism of Israel By Independent Jewish Voices, April 24, 2015

Independent Jewish Voices – Canada (IJV) approached dozens of labour, civil rights,  student and community-based organizations from across the country to endorse a statement defending the right of Canadians to freely criticize the State of Israel and employ the tactic…

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Lawsuit Accuses Monsanto of Lying About Safety of Roundup By Carey Wedler, April 24, 2015

LOS ANGELES, CA – A class action suit against the Monsanto corporation was filed in Los Angeles this week in the Superior Court of California, Los Angeles County. It accuses the company of false advertising for its implied claims that…

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FBI Tortured US Citizen in Foreign Prison for Months for Refusing to Become an Informant, Man Claims By J. D. Heyes, April 24, 2015

An Eritrean-born American citizen has filed suit against the FBI, alleging the agency was responsible for having him detained and tortured for years in an Arab country for refusing to become an informant in his mosque in Portland, Oregon.
As…

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EU Steps Up Police and Military Operations against Refugees after Special Summit By Johannes Stern, April 24, 2015

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Following an official moment of silence “in remembrance of the dead in the Mediterranean,” the leaders of the EU member states reached an agreement on the “ten point plan on migration” that the foreign and…

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Pakistan: Obama Admits US Drone Strike Killed Two Al Qaeda Hostages, a US Professor and an Italian Aid Worker By Patrick Martin, April 24, 2015

In a remarkably brief appearance before the press Thursday morning at the White House, President Barack Obama announced that a US “counterterrorism” operation in January had killed two men long held as prisoners by Al Qaeda in Pakistan, near the…

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The Vatican Clergy and Ukrainian Nationalism By Andrew Korybko, April 24, 2015

The Catholic pontiff does more than just spread the Vatican’s word across the world, as he also spreads the ‘gospel’ of Ukrainian nationalism and victimhood, too. Francis made headlines when he said the mass killing of ethnic Armenians in the…

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Are Leading Economists Corrupt, or Just Mind-Blowingly Ignorant? By Eric Zuesse, April 24, 2015

[This article pertains to political economists in the United States.]
Conservative economists favor Republican candidates because it’s the way for them to rise in power themselves, but what about ‘progressive’ economists: are they psychopaths, too; or do they instead blindly…

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Who Granted The “GMO Evangelists” The Monopoly On Compassion? By Colin Todhunter, April 24, 2015

Apparently, I am a “nut job” because I adhere to anti-capitalist, socialist, human-hating ideology.  Not only that, I am working to keep millions in poverty and assisting in “crimes against humanity.” I guess that’s the type of thing human-hating ‘nut…

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The Refugee Crisis: How NATO Kills Africans in the Club Med By Pepe Escobar, April 24, 2015

Humanitarian imperialism as applied to what the Pentagon loves to define as MENA (Middle East-Northern Africa) has led, according to Amnesty International, “to the largest refugee disaster since the Second World War.” 

You all remember that NATO/AFRICOM coalition of the…

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Yemen’s Shiite Rebels Are Not Iran Proxies: US Intelligence Officials By Joseph Fitsanakis, April 24, 2015

American intelligence officials have cautioned against the popular narrative that Yemen’s Shiite rebels are proxies or Iran, noting that Tehran actually counseled them against conquering Yemeni capital Sana’a last year. Known as Houthis, the group formally calls itself Ansar Allah…

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Land and Resource Grabs: The World Bank’s Long War on Peasants By Tanya Kerssen and Eric Holt-Giménez, April 24, 2015

Members of the Peasant Unified Movement of Bajo Aguán, Honduras, carry mock coffins bearing pictures of people murdered in land clashes during a demonstration in Tegucigalpa. (Photo: AFP)
“The corporate revolution will collapse if we refuse to buy what they…

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Swedish Paper Manufacturing Giant Blacklisted for Child Labor Practices By Fatima Hansia, April 24, 2015

A child laborer scavenging in Pakistan’s waste dump. Photo: Nadir Burney. Used under Creative Commons license.
Stora Enso – a Swedish paper manufacturing giant – has been blacklisted after investigations into its supply chain in Pakistan showed that the company…

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Negative Interest Rates. Debt is Better than Cash? …Who’s Running the Monetary Asylum Anyway? By Bill Holter, April 23, 2015

Two days ago Reuters reported the 3 month “Euribor” went into negative interest rate territory. In this missive I will try to make sense of this as to “why or how” this could happen. I do not believe there is…

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Iraqi Volunteers Find Israeli Weapons in ISIL Position. ISIL Supported by Saudi Arabia and Israel By Fars News Agency, April 23, 2015

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi volunteer forces, Hashid Shaabi, found Israeli-made weapons in a position of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists in Anbar province on Thursday.

According to Al-Mayadeen television, the Iraqi volunteer forces found Israeli-made weapons…

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Dutch Lawsuit Charges Crimes Against Humanity During Egyptian Massacres By Marjorie Cohn, April 23, 2015

On July 3, 2013, the Egyptian military staged a coup d’etat and deposed the democratically elected government of President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood. Thousands of Egyptians staged demonstrations throughout Egypt to show support for Morsi.
One month later,…

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The US Hand in Libya’s Tragedy By Robert Parry, April 23, 2015

The mainstream U.S. news media is lambasting the Europeans for failing to stop the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Mediterranean Sea as desperate Libyans flee their war-torn country in overloaded boats that are sinking as hundreds drown. But the MSM…

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Obama, Republicans Push Anti-China Trade Pact By Patrick Martin, April 23, 2015

Both the US Senate and House of Representatives have begun action on legislation to grant President Obama Trade Promotion Authority, also known as “fast-track” authority, which would enable the US government to finalize the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement with…

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Protests Mount in Baltimore Over Police Killing of Freddie Gray By Evan Blake and Andre Damon, April 23, 2015

Protests over the police killing of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland continued on Wednesday, with hundreds demonstrating in front of the Western District police station where Gray was taken following his arrest on April 12. Hundreds of people also…

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Haiti: Washington’s Front-Man, Michel Martelly and Its Police Force, MINUSTAH, Have to Go By Kim Ives, April 23, 2015

This week marked the 25th anniversary of the historic Apr. 20, 1990 march by over 150,000 Haitians across the Brooklyn Bridge (literally shaking it) into downtown Manhattan (image, left).  The demonstration, which surrounded the Federal Building on lower Broadway, completely…

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Palestinians Denied Medicines in Prisons Equipped by Anglo-Danish Firm G4S, Report By Charlotte Silver, April 23, 2015

G4S is a major target of the campaign for boycotting and divesting from firms that abet Israeli apartheid. (Darren Johnson/Flickr)

Palestinians are being denied medicines in prisons equipped by the Western corporations G4S and Hewlett-Packard, according to a new report …

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Ukraine as I Knew It Is Over Forever By Graham Phillips, April 23, 2015

Hard as it is to say, sad as it is for those of us who liked Ukraine, as I liked Ukraine – over 2 years living there pre-war, it was a country I was very fond of – but post-Euromaidan,…

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William Shakespeare and the New World Order: “Hell is Empty and all the Devils are Here” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, April 23, 2015

Today is Shakespeare’s birthday: 23 April
William Shakespeare, born 23 April 1564 (unconfirmed), baptised 26 April 1564, died 23 April 1616
We celebrate the 451st anniversary of the birth of of William Shakespeare. who taught us never to despair in…

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Ernst & Young Pays $10 Million to Settle Lehman Brothers Audit Failure Lawsuit By Pratap Chatterjee, April 23, 2015

Ernst & Young, one of the Big Four auditing firms, has agreed to pay a $10 million to New York state to settle a lawsuit for overlooking accounting gimmicks by Lehman Brothers, the defunct Wall Street bank. The scheme allowed…

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In Defense of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: The Real Smoking Gun in Boston By Kurt Haskell and Patrick Henningsen, April 23, 2015

Image: Court room illustration of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
We’ve been told that Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his younger brother Dzhokhar, are guilty of detonating two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013. After such a long trial, followed…

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War and Religion: Don’t Tell Me ‘The Bible Made Me Do It’ By Philip Giraldi, April 23, 2015

Traditional conservative friends of mine now rarely refer to Republicans without using the preceding descriptor “batshit ignorant.” They are onto something. Former representative Michelle Bachmann, who was quite recently a viable GOP candidate for President of the United States, appeared…

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“Independent” Study Finding that “MMR Vaccine Not Linked to Autism”, Published by Organization Working with Major Pharmaceutical Companies By Brandon Turbeville and Heather Callaghan, April 23, 2015

For those who may be critical of the process of vaccination, particularly its safety and effectiveness, it is a known fact that there has never been a study proving safety or effectiveness that was not linked to a pharmaceutical firm…

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FDA Database: 93% of Food Additives Aren’t Properly Studied By Barbara Minton, April 23, 2015

If the mandate of the FDA includes protecting public health by assuring the safety of the food supply, why is the organization allowing a staggering amount of additives to adulterate our food? Many of these additives have dire consequences to…

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US Senator Elizabeth Warren to Those Promising TPP Is So Great: ‘Prove It. Let Us See the Deal.’ By Jon Queally, April 23, 2015

President Obama and top Republicans pushing hardest for TPP are saying people should just take their word that it would be a good deal, explained Sen. Warren on The Rachel Maddow Show on Wednesday evening. “I just don’t think that’s…

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Security Cocktails in Australia: Mixing Anzac and Terror By Binoy Kampmark, April 23, 2015

State inspired killing, which tends to be commemorated in disingenuous fashion at military parades, is a dirty thing.  But it is revered, stuffed to the brim with hagiographic accounts and the justification of largesse for the war machine. Callow youths…

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US Military Supports Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi National Guard. Are US Forces Involved in Combat Operations? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, April 23, 2015

The US military has announced that it is training Ukraine’s Neo-Nazi National Guard including its infamous Azov battalion, responsible for countless atrocities directed against civilians in Donbass.  
America’s training initiative is implemented in the context of a process of military…

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Gas for Greece, Mayhem for Macedonia. From Color Revolution to Unconventional Warfare By Andrew Korybko, April 23, 2015

At the exact same time that Greece has received a guarantee for billions of cubic meters’ worth of Russian gas, Macedonia is being rocked by the threat of a renewed Albanian insurgency designed to offset Moscow’s pipeline plans.
Gazprom CEO…

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Former Yugoslavia: “No War Crimes Here” By Gregory Elich, April 23, 2015

As a member of a delegation documenting NATO war crimes in 1999, I visited Nish, the third largest city in Yugoslavia. NATO attacked this appealing old city on forty occasions, destroying approximately 120 buildings and damaging more than 3,400.
On…

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Video: US-Saudi Terror in Yemen: Codenamed “Restoring Hope”. US War Ships in Yemen Waters. Oil Prices Plummet By Global Research News, April 23, 2015

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday it was ending a month-long campaign of air strikes “Decisive Storm” in Yemen.
According to the Saudi-led coalition spokesman, all goals set by the “Decisive Storm” have been achieved. These included the destruction of ballistic…

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A Paper Peace and Proxy War With Iran By Shamus Cooke, April 22, 2015

Obama’s foreign policy is bound in a thousand knots, all threatening to unwind. At the same time that the U.S. is engaged in nuclear negotiations with Iran the two are fighting proxy wars against each other in Yemen and Syria.  …

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The Myth of ‘Value-Free’ Social Science Or The Value of Political Commitments to Social Science By Prof. James Petras, April 22, 2015

An army of scholars and researchers invented euphemistic language to disguise imperialism. Leading social scientists spoke and wrote of ‘world leadership’, a concept implying consensual acceptance based on persuasion, instead of describing the reality of ‘imperial dominance’

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Mouthpiece of the Elite: The Washington Post’s Longstanding Contempt for People Who Work for a Living By Dean Baker, April 22, 2015

The Washington Post is owned by billionaire Jeff Bezos, the world’s 15th richest human, but it was already promoting the interests of the wealthy when it was owned by mere multi-millionaires.
The Washington Post has established itself over many decades…

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Ousted Egyptian President Mursi Sentenced to 20 Years By Bill Van Auken, April 22, 2015

Following his overthrow in a July 2013 military coup, his unlawful detention, and a secret political trial, Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Mursi was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday on trumped-up charges of ordering the arrest and torture of…