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Vladimir Putin: The Dangers of Escalation. Sanctions and Economic Warfare directed against the Russian Federation By President Vladimir Putin, July 31, 2014

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Putin points to a breakdown of international relations, focussing on the impacts of US policies on the institutions of sovereign countries.
US-Russia relations are in stalemate which makes it very difficult to establish a meaningful…

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Neo-Nazis Travelling to Ukraine to Fight Against “Separatists” and Establish a “Fascist Dictatorship” By Julie Lévesque, July 31, 2014

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According to reports neo-Nazis from Sweden, Bulgaria and Hungary are travelling to Ukraine to join it’s fight against its own citizens in the East:
“They are fighting with the Azov Battalion,…

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Rio Tinto’s ‘Sustainable Mining’ Claims Exposed By Kemal Özkan, July 31, 2014

Global mining giant Rio Tinto markets itself as a ‘sustainable company’. But serious failures in its reporting, and its attempt to hold an Australian indigenous group to ransom, reveal a very different truth: the company is driven by a reckless…

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GMO Corn No Longer Resistant to Bugs, Leads to Increased Use of Pesticide By Deirdre Fulton, July 31, 2014

An unintended outcome is almost certainly an increased use of pesticides. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock
Brazilian farmers say their GMO corn is no longer resistant to pests, Reuters reported Monday.
The Association of Soybean and Corn Producers of the Mato…

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When Will the UN Pay For Its Crimes in Haiti? When Will Anyone? By Joe Emersberger, July 31, 2014

A cholera outbreak has killed 8,500 Haitians since 2010 and UN forces are responsible, the author argues. Not only that, but the UN helped consolidate Gérard Latortue’s post-coup regime.
Since 2010 the UN has been dodging responsibility for a cholera…

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“Boycott from Within”: Citizens of Israel Charge Israel with Genocide, Letter to the United Nations By Global Research News, July 31, 2014

Boycott from Within has sent the following letter to the United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide. We encourage others to do the same at http://www.un.org/en/preventgenocide/adviser/contactform.asp?address=1. You may use this letter.
Dear Madame/Sir,
We are…

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Why Is Israel Attacking Gaza? Shouldn’t More Journalists Press Israeli Officials About their Claims? By Peter Hart, July 31, 2014

Why is this war happening?
The conventional answer tells us that the June abduction and murders of three Israeli teenagers is the answer. This crime was carried out by Hamas, Israeli officials claim, and it led to a brutal crackdown…

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As Atrocities Mount in Gaza, US Approves Israeli Request for More Bombs By Rania Khalek, July 31, 2014

Smoke from the explosion of an Israeli strike rise over Gaza City on 29 July. (Ashraf Amra / APA images)

Hours after Israel shelled yet another UN school sheltering internally displaced families and a marketplace in Gaza, killing dozens of…

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Gaza, Ukraine and the Fraud of “Human Rights” Imperialism By Bill Van Auken, July 31, 2014

July 30 saw back-to-back atrocities in Gaza that made it clear to anyone with eyes to see that Israel is carrying out a war of terror against civilians. Its aim is to break the will of the Palestinian people through…

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Suppressing “MH17 Truth”: Kiev Regime’s Assault on East Ukraine Blocks Access to MH17 Crash Site By Chris Marsden, July 31, 2014

The US-backed Ukrainian government and its armed forces blocked access to the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) crash site amid heavy fighting in towns in east Ukraine targeted by the far-right US- and European-backed regime in Kiev.
The military operation…

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MH17 and the Economic Backlash of US Sanctions against Russia: The Rush to War? By Tony Cartalucci, July 31, 2014

Citing the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as impetus, US President Barack Obama announced stronger sanctions against Russia leveled by both the US and EU. This comes after previous sanctions implemented before the downing of MH17 failed to garner…

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Kiev Deploys WMDs Against Eastern Ukraine By Ulson Gunnar, July 31, 2014

Ukraine’s Kiev-based regime has deployed OTR-21 Tochka ballistic missiles also known as SS-21 “Scarabs,” against the people of eastern Ukraine. The missiles measure 6.4 meters in length and carry warheads of up to 454 kg, making them without a doubt…

Gaza Hospitals in Crisis: Surgery being Performed in Corridors, on the Floor By Global Research News, July 31, 2014

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 July 31, 2014                                                                                                                   
Gaza hospitals are operating under impossible conditions, with surgery now being performed in corridors and on the floor due to the sheer numbers of wounded from massacres such as Shati…

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Theater War in East Ukraine: The Kiev Regime’s Military Offensive against the People of Donbass By Global Research News, July 30, 2014

Original: IAC Cassad – M.V. Litvinov
Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov
Military Offensive in Late July
As could have been expected, the last weekend of July was marked by yet another offensive gamble by the Kiev regime.
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Ukraine Before the Storm: The Slow-Motion Collapse of the Ukrainian State and the Rada’s Capitulation By Andrew Korybko, July 30, 2014

Acting Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk recently announced his resignation from the government amidst parliamentary infighting in the Rada, supposedly over none of the factions wanting to take the fall for the upcoming suicidal IMF stipulations. (His desire to leave…

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Revelations of German Pilot: Shocking Analysis of the “Shooting Down” of Malaysian MH17. “Aircraft Was Not Hit by a Missile” By Peter Haisenko, July 30, 2014

A typical SU 25 jet is equipped with a double-barreled 30-mm gun, a 250 round magazine of anti-tank & splinter-explosive shells. The MH17 cockpit was fired at from both sides: entry & exit holes are found on the same fragment of it’s cockpit segment

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Wiping Out the Christians of Syria and Iraq to Remap the Middle East: Prerequisite to a Clash of Civilizations? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, July 30, 2014

Historically, the Levant is the birthplace of Christianity and the oldest Christian communities have lived in it and the entire Fertile Crescent since the start of Christian history.

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“Eliciting the Truth” from the Zionist Elites: “Israel Tries Not to Kill or Hurt Civilians … Hamas is a Vicious, Medieval, Racist, Genocidal Organisation” By Dr. David Halpin, July 30, 2014

Jon Snow, the lead journalist on C4 News, returned from Gaza a few days ago.  It was clear from this blog  and in the one written as he flew back to Britain that he had been deeply affected by the…

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From Victim to Colonial Settler: Shifting the Paradigm on Israel By Ajamu Baraka, July 30, 2014

“… To be committed to justice we must believe that ethics matter, that it is vital to have a system of shared morality.” – Bell Hooks
“Out of nowhere many soldiers jumped out and ambushed Samir. They shot him first…

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Israel Bombs Yet Another United Nations School, Killing Women and Children By Washington's Blog, July 30, 2014

6th UN Shelter Bombed by Israel
Many Gazans have been ordered by the Israeli military to leave their homes.
The Gaza strip was already very small and overcrowded – and Israel has just taken away 44% of it – and…

“Eavesdropping on America”: The NSA’s Orwellian Surveillance State By Norman Solomon, July 30, 2014

As a matter of faith, some people believe that God can see and hear everything. But as a matter of fact, the U.S. government now has the kind of surveillance powers formerly attributed only to a supreme being.
Top “national…

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Kiev Government Forces and National Guard Losses in Donbass. Heavy Casualties By Global Research News, July 30, 2014

The following report based on Donbass governmental sources does not provide the most recent figures on casualties following the recent large scale attacks by the Kiev regime. This text first published by the Central News Agency Novorossia, Novorus.info  was translated…

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Ukraine: What Caused the Collapse of the Yatsenyuk Kiev Government. The IMF’s Harsh Conditionalities or the Downing of MH17? By Peter Koenig, July 30, 2014

The collapse of the Kiev parliament came as a result of the harsh IMF conditions which the right wing coalition did not want to approve. – Really? – These conditions were known long in advance. The Yatsenyuk government was begging…

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Washington Pays Lip Service to Israeli War Crimes: U.S. Veto Power Ensures Israel’s Impunity from International Law By Kourosh Ziabari, July 30, 2014

A renowned Palestinian-American professor of law is of the opinion that without U.S. moral support, the Israeli regime would not have been able to massacre the Palestinian people so ruthlessly.
“The United States veto power in the United Nations Security…

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Crime (Israel) and Punishment (Russia) By Pepe Escobar, July 30, 2014

The horrible thing about the Two Minutes Hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining it …
A hideous ecstasy of fear and vindictiveness, a desire to kill, to…

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Dutch Prime Minister Urges Kiev to Stop Fighting Near MH17 Crash Site By Ria Novosti, July 30, 2014

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called on Kiev authorities to stop its military operation against independence supporters around the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday, citing a government representative.
“The prime minister…

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Jewish Writer Norman Finkelstein and Several Activists Arrested at Pro-Palestine Protest in New York By Norman Finkelstein, July 30, 2014

Norman Finkelstein and 25 others were arrested for civil disobedience. (July 29, 2014)
“For 20 days I have sat in front of this computer like a mad man.
Tomorrow I will be arrested and arrested and arrested until this madness…

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Mutual Hostility Between Russians and Americans Soars. Polls By Eric Zuesse, July 30, 2014

As the world’s two nuclear super-powers gird for possible war against each other, and the United States sends nuclear weapons to the rim of Russia, and Russia holds war-games to test its responses, the publics in both countries are increasing…

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The Elite, the ‘Great Game’ and World War III By Prof. Mujahid Kamran, July 30, 2014

This article was originally published in June 2011
The control of the US, and of global politics, by the wealthiest families of the planet is exercised in a powerful, profound and clandestine manner. This control began in Europe and has…

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Media Hype and Gaza’s ‘Terror’ Tunnels By Peter Hart, July 30, 2014

Coincidentally or not, there’s been a noticeable increase in media attention to the tunnels in Gaza, many of which lead to Israel and are (allegedly) used by Hamas militants for attacks. The Israeli government has said that destroying the tunnels…

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Are you Ready for Nuclear War? By David North and Alex Lantier, July 30, 2014

Are you ready for war—including possibly nuclear war—between the United States, Europe, and Russia? That is the question that everyone should be asking him- or herself in light of the developments since the destruction of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.
The…

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Historical Tradition of American Empire War and Genocidal Crimes Against Humanity By Joachim Hagopian, July 30, 2014

America has been sending young men who answered its call into harm’s way for the last two and a half centuries. Enslaving Africans and engaging in a genocide policy against Native Americans for three centuries, America’s militant racist history was…

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Kiev Government Military Offensive against East Ukraine Blocks MH17 investigation By Peter Symonds, July 30, 2014

Yesterday, for the third day in the row, Dutch and Australian investigators into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 were prevented from reaching the crash site in eastern Ukraine by a military offensive being waged by the far right…

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War and Media Disinformation: America is the World’s Sheriff By Felicity Arbuthnot, July 30, 2014

This article was first published in April 2011 at the height of the war on Libya
“Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal…

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Kiev Fires Ballistic Missiles into Eastern Ukraine By Tony Cartalucci, July 30, 2014

CNN has reported that the regime in Kiev launched several short-range ballistic missiles into eastern Ukraine – each missile containing warheads of up to 1,000 lbs (450 kg). The missiles fired were OTR-21 Tochka also known by their NATO reporting…

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Is Killing Civilians Part of Israel’s plan? By Jonathan Cook, July 30, 2014

Another day, another UN school hit by Israeli shelling in Gaza. Israel’s attack this morning killed at least 16 civilians sheltering at the school and wounded dozens. The casualties figures are expected to rise.

Israel and even most of its…

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“Gaza is a Graveyard! There’s no School Tomorrow, All the Children Are Dead!” Sing Joyful Israeli Youths By Ali Abunimah, July 30, 2014

In her latest post, my colleague Rania Khalek makes reference to “a new racist chant mocking the more than two hundred children slaughtered by Israel’s merciless bombing campaign in Gaza: ‘Tomorrow there’s no school in Gaza, they don’t have any…

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The MH17 Crash: US Veteran Intelligence Officers Slam the Flimsy “Intelligence” Against Russia By Washington's Blog, July 30, 2014

Senior U.S. Intelligence Officers: Obama Should Release Ukraine Evidence
Preface: With the shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine turning a local civil war into a U.S. confrontation with Russia, former high-level U.S. intelligence veterans released a statement today…

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The World of Whistleblowing: Needles in Haystacks, Intelligence Gathering, Subjects and Citizens By Binoy Kampmark, July 30, 2014

I just want my Constitution back. Thomas Drake, former NSA senior executive, July 29, 2014
Both Thomas Drake and Jesselyn Radack are familiar names in the world of whistleblowing.  They are currently visiting Australia, giving talks and presentations on the…

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The Moral Failure Of The West: Israel Is Stealing and Murdering Its Way Through Palestine By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, July 29, 2014

Readers are asking for my take on the Israel-Gaza situation, and, believe it or not, Oxford University’s famous debating society, the Oxford Union, invited me to debate the issue.
I replied to the Oxford Union that I was unprepared to…

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Heavy Fighting in Donesk, Press Conference of Donesk Militia Commander By Global Research News, July 29, 2014

Igor Strelkov Press-Conference, July 28, 2014: The Latest Ukrainian Offensive Mostly Repulsed
Interviews with Igor Strelkov July 29, 2014 Comments: 2
Video: Igor Strelkov Press Conference, July 28, 2014
Note: English subtitles prepared by The Vineyard of the Saker team.…

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Large Number of Ukraine Servicemen Unwilling to Fight, Refuse to Obey Orders of Kiev Regime By Global Research News, July 29, 2014

The following text is a Communique issued by the commander in Chief of the Militia of the Donesk People’s Republic.
We are posting this for the purpose of informing GR readers.

Translated from Russian by Gleb Bazov (Subject to Editing)…

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US-NATO “Fast-Track War Plans”. After Failed MH17 False Flag, Washington Attempts Bold New Moves to Frame Russia By 21st Century Wire, July 29, 2014

After their total failure to blame eastern Ukrainian Rebels and Moscow for what appears to be Kiev forces shooting down Fight MH17 on July 17th, Washington and its NATO allies have shifted their propaganda strategy in a new attempt to…

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Global Elite Agitating for War Against Russia By Kurt Nimmo, July 29, 2014

Victoria Nuland — who acted as the front person for the State Department’s coup in Kiev — bluntly expressed the opinion of the United States toward the European Union back in February.
Nuland employed a choice expletive when she dismissed…

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Israel’s Losing Narrative By Prof. Lawrence Davidson, July 29, 2014

For reasons unknown I have ended up on the list-serve of the American Jewish Congress. This means I receive messages sent out by its executive director, David Harris. Sometimes I even read them.
On July 18, I got just such…

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Money as Debt: Who Benefits from the Current Monetary System? By Rudy Avizius, July 29, 2014

People will toil for decades to make the money they need to pay the bills and other necessities. Yet, fewer than 1 in 1000 people understand how this money actually gets into circulation and who benefits from our current system.…

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Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, July 29, 2014

The West is waging a financial war on Russia and the U.S. threatens to intervene in Eastern Ukraine. While a World War III scenario implying the preemptive use of nuclear weapons has been on the drawing board of the Pentagon…

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Devastating Economic and Social Crisis in sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana Workers on the March By Abayomi Azikiwe, July 29, 2014

Thousands of Ghanaian workers made good on their promise to hold demonstrations on July 24 against what they say is the deteriorating economic situation inside the West African state.
Following the Republic Day actions on July 1 outside Flagstaff House, …

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Ukraine To Impose Military Tax to Finance Ongoing War By Interfax-Ukraine, July 29, 2014

The Ukrainian government intends to introduce a temporary 1.5% military duty, which will be an addition to the personal income tax.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk told a briefing on Monday the duty, if introduced, will stay in effect until…

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Khodorkovsky and the Yukos Oil Saga: The Investor-to-State Arbitration is Rigged. Why Russia Should Not Honour Tribunal Award of $51 billion By Kavaljit Singh, July 29, 2014

On July 28, 2014, an international arbitration tribunal under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague) announced that Russia must pay $51.6 billion (Rs.309600 crore) in damages to former shareholders of the now defunct oil giant Yukos…

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US Senate Bill 2277: “Green Light” to Wage War on Russia? Isn’t Just about “Russian Aggression”. It’s Also about Oil, Gas and Propaganda By Melissa Melton, July 29, 2014

The full name of Senate Bill 2277, introduced on May 1st, 2014, is “To prevent further Russian aggression toward Ukraine and other sovereign states in Europe and Eurasia, and for other purposes.” It starts out claiming to be about the…

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The Art of War: NATO’s Global Offensive By Manlio Dinucci, July 29, 2014

No holiday this summer for NATO; it’s working overtime. In preparation for the Summit of Heads of State and Government on September 4-5 in Newport, Wales, NATO will set down the blueprint for ‘”strategic adaptation” for military initiatives directed against…

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Shooting and Crying Over Israel’s Lost Moral Army By Jonathan Cook, July 29, 2014

I really wonder what it says about the Guardian or its readers that it publishes an article like this one by Yuli Novak, a former Israeli air force officer. The discourse, even on the left, is still so degraded on …

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Greenpeace Report: Obama Administration “Exporting Climate Change” by Exporting Coal By Steve Horn, July 29, 2014

Greenpeace USA has released a major new report on an under-discussed part of President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan and his U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carbon rule: it serves as a major endorsement of continued coal production and export…

More Than 100 Killed in 14 Hours as Gaza Death Toll Rises Above 1,200 By Jon Queally, July 29, 2014

Israeli forces’ flares light up the night sky of Gaza City on early Tuesday, July 29, 2014. A truce between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza remained elusive as diplomats sought to end the fighting at the start of the…

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Undue Process in Washington: Drone-Killing and the Fifth Amendment By Peter Van Buren, July 29, 2014

You can’t get more serious about protecting the people from their government than the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, specifically in its most critical clause: “No person shall be… deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”…

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Gaza Genocide: Last 24 Hours, 120 People Killed By Global Research News, July 29, 2014

Press Release
Gaza Ministry of Health, Palestine

 July 29, 2014                                                                                                          
 Muslim holy days marred by genocide in Gaza
The Ministry of Health Gaza is pained to express its deep sadness and outrage at the Israeli attacks on Gaza on our…

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US, Europe to Boost Economic Sanctions on Russia. Financial Warfare Coupled with Military Threats By Peter Symonds, July 29, 2014

The US and four major European powers—Germany, Britain, France and Italy—yesterday agreed to greatly increase co-ordinated economic sanctions against Russia in a bid to force it to bow to their demands to end any support for pro-Russian separatists in eastern…

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Washington Threatens to Intervene Militarily in East Ukraine. Danger of Direct Clash between US and Russian Forces? By Niles Williamson, July 29, 2014

In a reckless maneuver posing the risk of direct clashes between the United States and Russia, Washington is moving to escalate the civil war in east Ukraine by directly involving US forces in the targeting of Russian-backed separatist groups.
The…

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Palestine, War and the Lethal Role of Journalists By CounterPunch Newswire, July 29, 2014

John Pilger first made the film ‘Palestine Is Still The Issue‘ in 1977. It told how almost a million Palestinians had been forced off their land in 1948, and again in 1967. Twenty five years later, in 2002, John Pilger…

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Israel Takes Away 44% of Gaza Land … Herds Gazans Into Remaining Area By Washington's Blog, July 29, 2014

Already Crowded Gazans Are Now Being Jammed Into a Much Smaller Area
Daily Beast reports (hat tip Wall Street Journal reporter Tom Gara):
This narrow strip of land that used to be called “the Gaza Strip,” already one of the…

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The World’s Refugees and Asylum Seekers: The Sri Lankans Come to Australia By Binoy Kampmark, July 29, 2014

A cursory glance at the Australian media landscape yields a few standouts, not in the manner of steely objective analysis, but wholehearted demagoguery.  The Australian, Rupert Murdoch’s organ extension down under, shows itself to be the bellicose voice of yesteryear,…

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The Emperor’s Rage: Let Chaos Envelop the World! By Prof. James Petras, July 29, 2014

Chaos reigns and spreads as enraged leaders in the US, Europe and their clients and allies pursue genocidal wars. Mercenary wars in Syria; Israel’s terror bombing on Gaza; proxy wars in the Ukraine, Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Somalia.

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All of the Countries which the U.S. “Regime Changed” – Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya – Have Descended into Brutal Chaos By Washington's Blog, July 29, 2014

Quantifying the Effects of Regime Change
Since 2001, the U.S. has undertaken regime change in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.
All 3 countries are now in chaos … and extremists are more in control than ever.
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The US Envisages a First Strike Nuclear Attack against Russia By Global Research News, July 29, 2014

The World is at a dangerous crossroads.
In the following video, a senior adviser to the Russian president confirms that the US envisages a first strike nuclear attack against the Russian Federation.
While a World War III scenario implying the…

War Is Coming By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, July 29, 2014

The extraordinary propaganda being conducted against Russia by the US and UK governments and Ministries of Propaganda, a.k.a., the “Western media,”  have the purpose of driving the world to war that no one can win.  European governments need to rouse…

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Israel Delivers Death and Destruction: The Deliberate Killing of Palestinian Children by the IDF By Global Research News, July 29, 2014

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Eid al fitr. The end of Ramadan, the end of the fast. New clothes, lots of sweets, family visits. Celebrations of life and love.
Not in Gaza. Instead, Israelis delivered a hefty dose of death…

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U.S. Holds the World Record of Killings of Innocent Civilians By Prof. John McMurtry and Kourosh Ziabari, July 29, 2014

A world-renowned Canadian philosopher argues that the United States holds the world record of illegal killings of unarmed civilians and extrajudicial detention and torturing of prisoners who are detained without trial.

Prof. John McMurtry says that the U.S. government is…

The Horrors of Israel’s Invasion of Gaza By Karen Jayes, July 28, 2014

 
The trail of blame for three missing Israeli boys, which the Israeli government has used as the reason for their latest military exercise, is weak.

Before the alleged murders of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel – the…

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False Flag? Fake Video of Alleged Pro-Russian Militia Claiming Responsibility for MH 17 Attack Was Made Before Plane Crash By Vladimir Suchan, July 28, 2014

This could almost be a smoking gun of the false flag attack with respect to MH 17. Some five hours after the loss of MH 17, the Ukrainian Security Service published a recording of alleged pro-Russian military officers led by…

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Is Israel’s Assault on Gaza a Response to Hamas Rockets? Would Cessation of Rockets from Gaza Stop the Atrocities? By Steve Chovanec, July 28, 2014

Israel claims that its recent invasion and destruction of Gaza civilians, infrastructure, and society, being only one in an extremely long list of others we must remember, is a just action necessary to protect its citizens from rockets emanating from…

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Washington’s MH17 End Game: Targetting Moscow as a “State Sponsor of Terrorism”, Deployment of “Shadow NATO Forces” inside Ukraine By Andrew Korybko, July 28, 2014

The Ukrainian Civil War took a violent and headline-grabbing international turn for the worst on 17 July following the downing of Flight MH17. Although it appears more and more likely that it was the Ukrainian Army that shot it down…

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China-South Korea Relations: “Xi Jinping Visits Seoul: The Bigger Picture” By Mel Gurtov, July 28, 2014

China and Korea watchers jumped to attention when it was announced that Xi Jinping would visit South Korea from July 3-4, rather than visit North Korea first. Although the trip could have been seen as reciprocating ROK President Park Geun-hye’s…

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Israel’s Crimes against the People of Gaza: Death Toll By Tony Seed, July 28, 2014

Reports indicate that as of Sunday, July 27, 8:35 p.m., the death toll in Gaza as a result of Israel’s attacks stood at 1,032. On July 26, just before a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire agreed upon by Israel and the Palestinian…

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The Japan-China Confrontation Over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands – Between “shelving” and “dispute escalation” By Reinhard Drifte, July 28, 2014

The dispute over the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea has remained raw and menacing since its latest eruption as a result of the purchase of three islands by the Japanese central government in 2012. In contrast to the…

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Ukraine, Russia and New Russia: From the February 21 Kiev Coup d'Etat to the July 17 MH17 Tragedy By Vladislav Krasnov, July 28, 2014

Today is St. Vladimir’s Day. The Christians in Ukraine, Belarus and Russia celebrate it as the day of Baptism. In the year of 988 Grand Duke of Kiev whose patrimony extended from the Baltic to the Black Sea accepted Christianity…

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The End of South Africa’s Historical Metalworkers Strike By Abayomi Azikiwe, July 28, 2014

A strike by 220,000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers in South Africa (NUMSA), the largest labor organization in the country, has ended with an agreement for a wage increase. The strike shut down production at General Motors facilities…

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Fake Satellite Images: The Latest US Government Hoax against Russia By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, July 28, 2014

The Russian Ministry of Defense has declared the purported satellite photos placed on Twitter by the US Ambassador in Ukraine as fakes.  I could tell that the images were fakes not only from their low resolution and absence of proper…

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“Fake News” on Palestine, Ukraine, Syria, Iraq: Support Global Research’s Battle against The Mainstream Media By The Global Research Team, July 28, 2014

Dear Global Research Readers,
The mainstream media are serial liars. They not only distort the facts, they turn realities upside down. They deny Israeli war crimes against Palestinians, they blame the deaths of Palestinian children on Hamas, they fail to…

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Contracting Fraud by KBR during War in Iraq. Whistleblower Seeks Release of Documents By Global Research News, July 28, 2014

National Whistleblowers Center
P.O. Box 25074
Washington, D.C. 20027
http://www.whistleblowers.org
Full Court Review Requested in KBR Contracting Case
 Washington, D.C. July 28, 2014. Today, Mr. Harry Barko, a whistleblower who alleged that defense contractor KBR had engaged in widespread fraud…