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Washington’s Financial Currency War on China: The Eclipsing of the US Dollar by the Yuan By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, August 31, 2015

China is in the process of displacing the monopoly of the US dollar. They are dropping US Treasury bonds, stockpiling gold reserves, and opening regional distribution banks for their own national currency.

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Right Sector Riots in Kiev, Cease Fire Violation and Renewed Bombings by Ukraine Forces in Donbass By South Front, August 31, 2015

A Ukraine police servicemen has been killed and at least 10 injured as a grenade exploded during clashes in front of the parliament in the Ukrainian capital today. 
According to official sources, at least 100 citizens of Kiev were injured…

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Israeli Commanders Killed within Al Nusra Ranks inside Syria By Fars News Agency, August 31, 2015

The Syrian air force killed a large number of Takfiri militant commanders, including senior Israeli and Jordanian officers, in airstrikes on terrorists’ positions in the Southern province of Dara’a.

At least 42 Al-Nusra Front Takfiri terrorist commanders, including 3 Israeli…

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Fake Report on “Russian Soldier Deaths” in Ukraine “Sets the Western Media on Fire” By RT, August 31, 2015

A Forbes report on alleged Russian army casualties in Ukraine citing a dodgy Russian website has sparked a media and Twitter storm. Some said Russia had “finally slipped” with the leak on its troops in Ukraine; others were baffled by…

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Why the Refugee Crisis? By Stephen Lendman, August 31, 2015

Thousands of refugees and asylum seekers head for safe havens daily – a human flood entering Europe, risking life and limb to get there. Why?
Endless US direct and proxy wars force desperate people to seek safety out of harm’s…

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Ukraine War: Open Disagreement between the US and the EU By Eric Zuesse, August 31, 2015

There now is open disagreement between three Western leaders regarding how to move forward with regard to Ukraine: Barack Obama of the United States, versus Francois Hollande of France, and Angela Merkel of Germany.
On Friday, August 29th, this split…

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US Court: Palestinians Must Pay $10m to Americans Killed in Israel By IMEMC, August 31, 2015

Palestinian authorities found liable in a high-profile lawsuit over Americans killed in terrorist attacks must pay $10m in cash – and an additional $1m monthly payment while the case is on appeal – to secure the hundreds of millions awarded…

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Israel’s Culture Minister says Unarmed Palestinian Protesters “Should have Been Shot” By Philip Weiss, August 31, 2015

That video of Palestinian women protesters pulling down an Israeli soldier in Nabi Saleh on Friday when he was beating a boy has shocked the world. Well, it has shocked an Israeli leader too. Israel’s culture minister Miri Regev says…

Global Research Week in Review. Selected Articles By Global Research News, August 31, 2015

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CIA Admits to Congress the Agency Uses Mainstream Media to Distribute Disinformation: 1975 Video 
By Melissa Dykes, August 30, 2015

It has been verified by a source who claims she was there that then-CIA Director William Casey did…

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Fascism from West Point. US “Treasonous” Antiwar Lawyers Categorized as Terrorists By David Swanson, August 31, 2015

This headline in the Guardian is completely accurate: West Point professor calls on US military to target legal critics of war on terror.
But it hardly covers to content of the 95-page paper being reported on: see the PDF.
The…

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TV Series about “Russian Occupation of Norway” Sparks Furor By Anastasia Lyalikova, August 31, 2015

A new TV series in which Russia occupies Norway and seizes its oil fields has been criticized by the Russian Foreign Ministry, with the Russian embassy in Oslo labelling it as reminiscent of the “worst traditions of the Cold War.”…

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Poor Tony Blair, Hard As He Tries the Iraq War Won’t Leave Him Alone By Lindsey German, August 31, 2015

Tony Blair’s advisers were fond of remarking as war approached, it would all be forgotten in a few weeks. Some hope.
Tony Blair could have been forgiven for thinking, back in 2002 and 2003 when he was planning the Iraq…

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Tales of Darkness: Europe’s Refugee Woes By Binoy Kampmark, August 31, 2015

“While Europe is squabbling, people are dying.”
Alexander Betts, New York Times, Aug 29, 2015.
It is the talk on European lips, the noisy attention commandeered on the media stands. Dead refugees; desperation about those fleeing and fears about those…

VIDEO: NATO Aggression on Yugoslavia: Challenging an Illegal War
“We Have the Right to Live”: NATO’s War on Yugoslavia and the Expulsion of Serbs from Kosovo By Gregory Elich, August 31, 2015

In the period before the 1999 NATO attack on Yugoslavia, the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) waged a campaign to secede and establish an independent Kosovo dominated by Albanians and purged of every other ethnic group. In October 1998, KLA spokesman…

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“Israel’s Near War with Iran”. Defense Minister Ehud Barak’s Tales Conceal “The Real Story” By Gareth Porter, August 31, 2015

A good cop/bad cop routine by the US and Israel was in fact a strategy to get crippling sanctions against Iran approved by the UN Security Council 
New evidence has now surfaced from former Israeli defence minister Ehud Barak that…

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The Dying Institutions Of Western Civilization. Nothing Is Left By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, August 31, 2015

Judiciary Branch Has Self-Abolished
The US no longer has a judiciary. This former branch of government has transitioned into an enabler of executive branch fascism.
Privacy is a civil liberty protected by the US Constitution. The Constitution relies on courts…

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$1.8 Billion IMF Ukraine Bailout Money Deposited in Ukraine Oligarch Kolomoyskyi’s Cyprus Offshore Bank Account By Sputnik, August 31, 2015

Investigative reporters have discovered that IMF bailout funds intended for Ukraine have mysteriously found their way to a Cyprus bank account controlled by notorious Ukrainian oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi.
A huge chunk of the $17 billion in bailout money the IMF…

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Japan’s Defense Ministry requests Largest Ever Military Budget By Press TV, August 31, 2015

Japan’s Defense Ministry has asked for the country’s largest ever military budget as Tokyo seeks to boost its armed forces amid persisting territorial conflicts with China and Russia as well as concerns over Beijing’s expanding naval power.
The defense ministry…

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Neo-Nazi Riots in Kiev, Call for Resumption of “Unlimited Bombing Campaign” against Donbass By Eric Zuesse, August 31, 2015

On Monday, August 31st, racist fascists (nazis) who hate Russians rioted in front of Ukraine’s parliament building to demand resumption of the unlimited bombing campaign against the breakaway former Ukrainian region, Donbass, which had voted 90%+ for the neutralist Ukrainian…

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Slavery in Our Modern “Free Market” World By Israel Shamir, August 31, 2015

I had planned to write on the struggle in the US congress in which the Israel Lobby seeks to override the president’s veto. This is likely to cause a new war in the Middle East, send out a new wave…

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Mass Protests in Japan Oppose “Collective Self-defence” Laws By Ben McGrath, August 31, 2015

Large protests took place in Tokyo Sunday against the military legislation currently being debated in the upper house of Japan’s legislature or Diet. These demonstrations are a sign of widespread anti-war sentiment in Japan and opposition to Prime Minister Shinzo…

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Central Banks Step In to Prop Up Global Financial Bubble By Andre Damon, August 31, 2015

Early last week, global stock markets experienced their worst selloff since the 2008 financial crisis. At the opening of US markets on Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down more than 1,000 points, its largest intraday fall in history.…

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France, Germany and Russia Back Ceasefire in Donbass: Hold the Cheers By Stephen Lendman, August 30, 2015

Hollande, Merkel and Putin discussed the ongoing conflict in Donbass by phone. On Saturday, a Kremlin press statement said:
Angela Merkel and Francois Hollande informed (Putin) about the results of their recent meeting with the president of Ukraine in Berlin.…

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Israeli War Crimes: ‘In An Endless War on Terror, We Are All Doomed to Become Palestinians’ By Jonathan Cook, August 30, 2015

Halper’s new book sheds light on the arms industry, arguing that Israel is now the go-to nation for armies and police forces around the world
For 18 years Jeff Halper has been on the front lines of the Israel-Palestine conflict,…

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Fukushima Radiation Impacts on Environment: “Morphological Defects” Found in Japanese Fir Trees around Fukushima Nuclear Plant By The Asahi Shimbun, August 30, 2015

Radiation spewed out by the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant may be responsible for differences in the growth of native Japanese fir trees in the area.
Researchers primarily from the National Institute of Radiological Sciences said Aug. 28…

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Military Training for Young Children at Ukraine’s “Neo-Nazi Summer Camp”. Recruitment of Ukraine’s “Child Soldiers” Financed by US “Nonlethal” Military Aid? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, August 30, 2015

The Azov battalion supported by its Western partners is not only involved in para-military operations in Donbass, it is also running a Summer Camp military training project for young children.

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Cameron Ennobles Director of British Israel Lobby, 100,000 British Citizens Demand Netanyahu’s Arrest for War Crimes By Anthony Bellchambers, August 30, 2015

The killings of over 2000 unarmed civilians in 2014 by Israeli forces in Gaza under the control of Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, are alleged to have been deliberate policy by a government intent on the illegal settlement of a…

IRAN ACCUSED OF BEING BEHIND 9/11 ATTACKS.
Since 9-11 America’s Insane Foreign Policy — Continued Under Obama — Has Killed a Million and Created ISIS By Nicolas J. S. Davies, August 30, 2015

This article was first published in September 2014 following the launching of Obama’s bombing campaign against Syria and Iraq
Why American policy abroad strengthens groups like ISIS.
Thirteen years ago [in relation to date of publication], a draft dodger from…

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CIA Admits to Congress the Agency Uses Mainstream Media to Distribute Disinformation: 1975 Video By Melissa Dykes, August 30, 2015

It has been verified by a source who claims she was there that then-CIA Director William Casey did in fact say the controversial and often-disputed line “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is…

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The Illusion of Choice: Ninety Percent of American Media Controlled by Six Corporations By Vic Bishop, August 29, 2015

It is worth repeating again and again that the bulk of America’s mainline media is owned and controlled by a mere 6 corporations. This, of course, means that unless you’re already consciously avoiding these mainline media sources, then most of…

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Syrian War-Islamic State (ISIS) Creation Timeline By Kevin Borge, August 29, 2015

Below is a timeline ranging from 1992-2015 with related articles to the war in Syria, ISIS and geopolitical events that tie them all together.

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Orwellian Justice Upholds NSA Spying on Americans: Court of Appeals Upholds Unconstitutional Mass Surveillance By Stephen Lendman, August 29, 2015

Virtually unrestricted NSA data mining tramples on Fourth Amendment rights brazenly. In December 2013, Federal District Court of the District of Columbia Judge Richard Leon ruled NSA spying unconstitutional, saying:
The threshold issue is whether plaintiffs have a reasonable expectation…

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Black New Orleans 10 Years Post-Katrina By Stephen Lendman, August 29, 2015

August 29 marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. A personal note: Its devastation and ugly aftermath inspired me at the time to begin writing about major world and national issues along with media work pro bono.
It bears repeating…

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Spain’s Orwellian “Citizens Security Law” Gag By Melissa Dykes, August 29, 2015

If you think our First Amendment rights are being trampled here in America left and right, check out what’s going on in Spain.
This woman posted the following picture of a police car parked in a handicapped spot on her…

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Robots Will Cut 25% of US Jobs in 4 years, Transform Workforce By RT, August 29, 2015

The encroachment of self-help kiosks and grocery store scanners has led doomsayers to suggest automation threatens the workforce of the future. A new report argues it will create new business sectors and new jobs as well.

By studying large companies…

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The Refugees are the Victims of US-NATO led Wars: The Migrants’ “Long March” across the Balkans to Western Europe By Andrew Korybko, August 29, 2015

ORIENTAL REVIEW publishes exclusive English translation of the interview given by Andrew Korybko to the Macedonian TV presenter Slobodan Tomic, the host of “Гласот на Народот” (Vox Populi) show.
They speak about the current migrant crisis in Europe in the…

Hurricane Katrina: Tragedy in New Orleans. Inertia of the Bush Administration
“Disaster Scenario” of Hurricane Katrina Was Held in July 2004, One Year Prior to the August 29, 2005 Disaster By Global Research, August 29, 2015

Ten years ago. Hurricane Katrina.
We bring to the attention of Global Research readers an event which has not been covered by the mainstream media.
This article was first published by GR, two weeks after the Katrina disaster of August…

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Military Report from Novorossyia. Intense Military Actions by Ukraine Army against Donbass By Russell "Texas" Bentley, August 29, 2015

The last day was marked by moderate intensity military actions. Sporadic shellings and firefights were observed at the Donetsk Airport and Spartak. 
Then clashes with usage of artillery and mortars started at the Stannica Luganskaya and Schastie. The settlement of…

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The Privatization of Water in India: How Coca-Cola Destroys the Aquifer By Amit Srivastava, August 29, 2015

Following a series of disastrous failures in India, one of Coca-Cola’s most important markets, the company is desperate to rebuild its reputation by claiming ‘water neutrality’. But the idea is absurd, writes Amit Srivastava, and does nothing to benefit the…

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Behind the US Congress’ “Disagreements” over the Iran Nuclear Deal By Prof. Ismael Hossein-Zadeh, August 29, 2015

The hysterical campaign launched against the Iran nuclear deal by the flag-waving militarist partisans in and around the US congress has terribly obfuscated the issues included in the deal. Not surprisingly, the campaign has created a number of misconceptions regarding…

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Greece – A new Beginning? – New Hope? New President. The Legality of the Austerity Bailout Package By Peter Koenig, August 29, 2015

Appointed on 27 August by Greece’s President, Prokopis Pavlópulos, Ms. Vassiliki Thanou-Christophilou, President of the Supreme Court and mother of three, was sworn in on Thursday 28, August, 2015 as interim Prime Minister. She also served as President of the…

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Climate Change and Nuclear Power: You Don’t Cure the Plague by Spreading Cholera. Nuclear Radiation is not the Solution to Global Warming By Jean-Marie Matagne, August 29, 2015

In the lead-up to COP21, a hundred French and international personalities are signing an appeal on Mediapart, entitled :
 ”Let’s leave the fossil fuels in the ground. That’s how to put an end to climate crimes”.
And we, simple citizens,…

Social and Financial Engineering Projects of the New World Order By Global Research News, August 28, 2015

Today’s selected articles brought to you by Global Research focus on the impacts of state sponsored social and financial engineering: law enforcement, urban transformation, the control  and manipulation of the news chain,  the demise of pension funds, the abolition of…

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Financial Times Calls For Abolishing Cash. “To Give More Power to Central Banks” By Paul Joseph Watson, August 28, 2015

The Financial Times has published an anonymous article which calls for the abolition of cash in order to give central banks and governments more power.
Entitled The case for retiring another ‘barbarous relic’, the article laments the fact that people…

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US pressured Norway to Arrest and Extradite Snowden, Seize all Devices, Documents By RT News, August 28, 2015

The US repeatedly asked Norway to detain and deport whistleblower Edward Snowden if he tried to enter its territory in the aftermath of his leaks on mass US global surveillance, Norwegian media revealed citing formal requests.

Norway’s Ministry of Foreign…

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Looting Made Easy: the $2 Trillion Buyback Binge By Mike Whitney, August 28, 2015

Corporations are taking the retirement savings of elderly public employees and using them to inflate their stock prices so wealthy CEOs and their shareholders can enrich themselves at the expense of their companies. And it’s all completely legal. Under current…

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The CIA and the Media: 50 Facts the World Needs to Know By Prof. James F. Tracy, August 28, 2015

Since the end of World War II the CIA has been a major force in US and foreign news media, exerting considerable influence over what the public sees, hears and reads on a regular basis.

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It’s Official: China Confirms It Has Begun Liquidating Treasuries, Warns Washington By Tyler Durden, August 28, 2015

On Tuesday evening, we asked what would happen if emerging markets joined China in dumping US Treasurys. For months we’ve documented the PBoC’s liquidation of its vast stack of US paper.
Back in July for instance, we noted that China …

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4,500 killed in Yemen in 150 Days of Saudi-led bombing By Ben Norton, August 28, 2015

Approximately 4,500 people, many civilians, have been killed in Yemen since the Saudi-led coalition began bombing 150 days ago, according to the UN. 23,000 more have been wounded.  [GR Editor’s note, the UN figures presented in this article tend to…

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The ‘Inclusive Iraq’ Scheme: The Proper Solution for Saving Iraq and the Region By The Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq, August 28, 2015

Today, Iraq stands at a turning point in its contemporary history. It has been experiencing a grave situation which demands now the full awareness on current affairs, their consequences and implications and their critical impact on the present, near and…

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Washington Siding with Tel Aviv, Obama Caving into the pro-Israel Lobby, Breaching Iran Nuclear Deal? By Stephen Lendman, August 28, 2015

The dawn of a new era in US/Iranian relations didn’t arrive on July 14 in Vienna – with consummation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOC). Far from it. Washington’s deal-making history is deplorable – consistently breaching agreements. 
On…

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Obama’s Ukrainian Forces Break Minsk Agreement: Resume Invasion By Eric Zuesse, August 28, 2015

The U.S.-backed Ukrainian Armed Forces, on Wednesday August 26th, resumed their all-out war against the breakaway Donbass region, according to an announcement on August 27th by the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Deputy Commander, Eduard Basurin. Donetsk is the largest city…

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The “Culling of Sharks” and Coastal Marine Ecosystems By Jane Williamson, August 28, 2015

New South Wales is the latest Australian state to hear calls for sharks to be culled, in response to a spate of fatal and non-fatal incidents.
NSW Premier Mike Baird has implemented a new surveillance program, while resisting calls for…

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Live Death on Air: The Killings of Two Journalists on Live TV at WDBJ By Binoy Kampmark, August 28, 2015

America is deemed the repository dreams, but it is also the supreme engine of nightmares. Fantasies of perfection just as often become realisations of bloody awareness.
Where grievances are resolved by bullets and briefs, the appearance of the former is…

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U.S. Gun Control and the Second Amendment: Who Has The Right “To Keep And Bear Arms”? By Alan Danesh, August 28, 2015

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “A well-regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
For someone trained to interpret the…

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The Polar Bear in the Arctic : A Symbol of the Biosphere’s Survival By Jules Dufour, August 28, 2015

The World’s attention has been drawn to the very North for several years now, as the Arctic reveals its potential filled with energy and mineral resources. A rush for the new Klondike has begun since the second half of the…

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The Nazis’ Legendary “Gold Train” Is Said to Have Been Found in Poland By Eric Zuesse, August 28, 2015

On 27 August, Polish Radio announced that two people have presented evidence that they have discovered Nazi Germany’s legendary “Gold Train,” containing art and that’s especially “laden with precious metals,” and that the pair are demanding a 10% cut of…

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First US State Approves Drones with Rubber Bullets, Tasers, Pepper Spray, Tear Gas, Sound Cannons for Domestic Use By Robert Barsocchini, August 28, 2015

North Dakota has become the first state to approve government use of drones equipped with “less than lethal weapons”, including “rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, sound cannons, and Tasers”.
The bill passsed largely due to the inherent corruption of…

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EU and Iran Demand a “Nuclear Free Middle East” as AIPAC-Funded Congress Supports “Nuclear-Armed Israel” a Global Weapons Supplier By Anthony Bellchambers, August 28, 2015

Europe and Iran demand Nuclear Free Middle East as AIPAC-funded Congress creates nuclear-armed  Israel a global weapons supplier
A Congressional Research Service study, on June 10, concluded that American military aid has  ’helped Israel build a domestic defence industry, which…

Smoke on a Bridge: Lebanon Awaits a Verdict
“Beirut is Burning”: Lebanon – What If It Fell? By Andre Vltchek, August 28, 2015

Beirut is burning; it is hurt, angry and uncertain about its own future.
Ambulances are howling. Hundreds are injured. Rubber bullets are flying and so is live ammunition.
A Revolution? A rebellion?
Who are those men, stripped from their waist…

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Pentagon’s New “Law of War” Manual “Reduces Us to the Level of Nazis” By Washington's Blog, August 28, 2015

Pentagon Goes Barbarian
The Pentagon’s new Law of War Manual – a 1,200-plus page document issued in June by the Defense Department’s Office of the General Counsel – is barbaric.
The Manual is so bad that one of the leading…

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Australian “Anzac Day Terror Plot” Charge Dropped By Mike Head, August 28, 2015

A revealing light was shed on the Abbott government’s constant resort to terrorist scare campaigns when the federal director of public prosecutions (DPP) this week dropped the sole “terrorism” charge against a Melbourne teenager accused in April of plotting an…

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China’s Economic Downturn Raises Concerns about Political Instability By Peter Symonds, August 28, 2015

Amid continuing global share market volatility, the financial elites around the world have been intently focussed on the movement of Chinese stock markets and more broadly on the state of the Chinese economy. Yesterday’s rise of the benchmark Shanghai Composite…

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US Presidential Campaign: Can Politicians Transcend “Frozen Thinking” About World Conflicts? By Robert Parry, August 28, 2015

At least since the 1980s – when Ronald Reagan made war seem like fun again and the modern mainstream media took shape – the Democratic Party has lacked a coherent foreign policy, highlighted today by the fact that its top…

The Bilderberg Plan for 2009: Remaking the Global Political Economy
Globalization, Urban Transformation and the Destruction of Local Economies By Sofia Manukyan, August 28, 2015

I was in my teenage years when people around me spoke about globalization and whether we should stand up against it or support it. It was something yet to come, or at least our perception was that it is not…

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Purge of Jeremy Corbyn Voters Unmasks Britain’s Labour Party By Jonathan Cook, August 28, 2015

The British political and media elite have been agreed on one thing this summer: the need to character-assassinate Jeremy Corbyn, the only half-decent politician (make that, human being) running for the Labour leadership.
If Corbyn wins, it would be the…

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Anti-Smoking Laws in Jeopardy? Big Tobacco Pressures TTIP Trade Negotiators, Discussion Documents Censored By EU By Dan Wright, August 27, 2015

Documents related to discussions between US, British and European officials and multinational tobacco corporations concerning the regulation of tobacco under a new trade agreement were censored by the European Commission.
This censorship has stoked fears that Big Tobacco is planning…

Total War, Immigration Crisis, and Environmental Decay By Global Research News, August 27, 2015

Today, Global Research brings to the attention of its readers a list of articles focussing on the war in Yemen, the immigration crisis in the Mediterranean, the social, political and economic impact of global environmental decay.
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“Responsibility to…

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JPMorgan Hires as Financial Adviser a Notorious 4-Star General, Former Commander In Iraq By Claire Bernish, August 27, 2015

Proving yet again the ubiquitous ties between government and private interests, four-star General Ray Odierno — who retired as the U.S. Army’s Chief of Staff on August 14 — made a rather abrupt leap in career choice to senior adviser…

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The Pentagon’s Dangerous Game with Terrorists: Training Syrian Opposition “Jihadists” to Fight the ISIS By George Koplan, August 27, 2015

The U.S. policy in the Middle East has proved unsustainable once again. The Pentagon’s first attempt to train Syrian opposition to fight ISIS ended in “an abject failure”, CBS News reported in early August. The contingent of 54 fighters was…

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Democracy in Cuba and the Legacy of José Martí By Susan Babbitt, August 27, 2015

Raising the US flag in Havana, John Kerry admits that US policy toward Cuba has failed. But he restates US determination that Cuba be democratic. Democracy, by definition, is rule by the people. What this means is not obvious. Simón…

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The Trump-Sanders Phenomena By Robert Parry, August 27, 2015

As outlandish as Donald Trump is as a presidential candidate, it’s pretty obvious why he’s topping the polls of Republican voters: he’s tipping over the carts of “politics as usual” that Americans understandably hate. In a much more responsible way,…

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Iran Envisages Buying Russian Superjet Passenger Plane Amidst Western Economic Sanctions. Official By Press TV, August 27, 2015

An official has admitted Iranian aviation companies’ interest in Russia’s Superjet passenger planes amid Tehran’s quest for new aircraft to build up the country’s aging fleet, the Fars news agency says. 
Vice President for science and technology Sorena Sattari also…

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Visual of Global Military Expenditures: US Comprises Half of Global Military Spending By Robert Barsocchini, August 27, 2015

How did the US propel itself so far ahead, to the point that it could, alone, comprise about half of global military spending?
Professor of history at Cornell University: “The idea that the commodification and suffering and forced labor of…

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Ten Years Since Hurricane Katrina: A Social and Political Crime By Joseph Kishore, August 27, 2015

This week marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which made landfall on the US Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005.
The world looked on in horror as events unfolded a decade ago. The storm surge that accompanied Hurricane Katrina…

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Fifty Refugees Die in Ship’s Hold in New Mediterranean Migrant Tragedy By Robert Stevens, August 27, 2015

Around 50 refugees and asylum seekers were found dead in the hold of a boat off the coast of Libya Wednesday morning. While rescuers were able to save 439 other people on board, the latest reports indicated that 51 people…

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Death of the Bees: Worldwide Impacts of Toxic Pesticides. Disrupted Pollination, Impacts on Plants, Fields and Food By Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey, August 27, 2015

Humankind has a choice to make, a stark and very clear choice: toxic pesticides which kill the bees, or the bees themselves which pollinate our plants, bring life to our fields and food on our tables. No bees, no plants,…

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The Devaluation of the Yuan Tests China’s Rise as a World Power By Ariel Noyola Rodríguez, August 27, 2015

After the devaluation of the yuan, the international financial markets started trembling. Washington accused Beijing of taking advantage of the market. As China wants to incorporate the yuan into the Special Drawing Rights, it is inconvenient to prolong the devaluation.…

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Israeli Nukes Are Finally Newsworthy– As US Government Both Releases and Gags Information By Philip Weiss and Grant Smith, August 27, 2015

One of the side effects of the Iran Deal debate is that Israel’s nukes are also being discussed.
There are signs of pressure on Israeli nukes inside the US media and government. In this article, Phil Weiss will summarize the…

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Israel is “Targeting Christian-Palestinian Communities in the West Bank”. Confiscating Lives, One Hectare at a Time By Noreen Sadik, August 27, 2015

The expansion of Israel’s ‘separation barrier’ is targeting Christian-Palestinian communities in the West Bank, reports Noreen Sadik.
On 17 August, Issa al-Shatleh, of Beit Jala, Palestine, started his day with news that Israeli soldiers were on the land that had…