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To Topple US ‘Oligarchy,’ Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Calls for Publicly Financed Elections By Deirdre Fulton, August 03, 2015

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a campaign stop in New Orleans on July 26, 2015. (Photo: Nick Solari/flickr/cc)

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has been vocal on the campaign trail about the scourge of big money in politics, said on…

Study: US Congress Literally Doesn’t Care What You Think By Global Research News, August 03, 2015

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Have you ever felt like the government doesn’t really care what you think?
Professors Martin Gilens (Princeton University) and Benjamin I. Page (Northwestern University) looked at more than 20 years worth of data to answer a simple question: …

The Presidential Race: Joe Biden to Challenge Hillary? By Stephen Lendman, August 03, 2015

The New York Times reports Biden is “actively explor(ing) a possible presidential campaign” – according to sources close to the vice president or his advisors.
They’ve “grown concerned about (Hillary’s) increasingly visible vulnerabilities as a candidate.” Times columnist Maureen Dowd…

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Clinton E-Mails “Potentially Classified”; So Is This Posting By Tom Blanton, August 03, 2015

Warning: If you hold a security clearance, reading this column could expose you to information that potentially violates your security agreement. Reading this column will certainly expose you to information that is currently classified by some securocrats, though not by…

New York Times Pushes False Narrative on the Wall Street Crash of 2008 By Pam Martens and Russ Martens, August 03, 2015

William D. Cohan has joined Paul Krugman and Andrew Ross Sorkin at the New York Times in pushing the patently false narrative that the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999 had next to nothing to do with the epic…

The Quadrillion Dollar Derivative Debt and the “Bail-in”: When you Deposit Funds in a Bank, it Becomes “Their Money” By Bill Holter, August 03, 2015

The world is awash with “promises”. Nearly everything we think of as having “value” is because of a promise behind it. A few examples; your bank accounts, retirement funds, bonds and even the dollar bills in your pocket. Your bank…

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Obama’s “Climate Fascism”: Another Nail in the Coffin For the U.S. Economy By Michael Snyder, August 03, 2015

Is Barack Obama trying to kill the economy on purpose?  On Sunday, we learned that Obama is imposing a nationwide 32 percent carbon dioxide emission reduction from 2005 levels by the year 2030.  When it was first proposed last year,…

Agent Orange in Vietnam, “Apocalypse Still”. The Children of War Bear Silent Witness to the Scourge By Global Research News, August 03, 2015

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As a result of her high profile helping the people of Vietnam, Le Ly Hayslip of Global Village Foundation often receives letters from Vietnamese families asking for help. She recently received one such letter from a husband and…

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Amnesty International Report Details Israeli War Crimes in 2014 Bombing of Rafah By Jean Shaoul, August 03, 2015

Amnesty International has uncovered overwhelming evidence of Israeli war crimes committed in a relentless and massive bombardment of residential areas in the city of Rafah.
Amnesty’s report “Black Friday—Carnage in Rafah”, published last week, shows that Israel attacked Rafah with…

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Mandatory Vaccination in California: Follow the Big Money By Jon Rappoport, August 03, 2015

When people say, ‘Follow the money,’ they forget that modern culture itself is about dollars, and where the big money goes tells you a great deal about the culture and its legalized crimes against the population. This isn’t hard to…

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Washington Stunned by Attack on US Mercenaries in Syria By Bill Van Auken, August 03, 2015

An attack by the Syrian Islamist militia affiliated with Al Qaeda upon a small US-trained mercenary force sent into the country has staggered the Obama administration, while underscoring the immense internal contradictions and outright duplicity of its policy in the…

Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine (Gardasil) Mandated for All Rhode Island Middle School Students By Heather Callaghan, August 03, 2015

Boy or girl. Public school or private school. If the Rhode Island child is middle-school age, it is now mandatory to receive a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. The jab would most likely be a Gardasil shot, made by Merck –…

Monsanto Herbicide in GMO Crops is Carcinogenic: World Health Organization’s Full Report By Christina Sarich, August 03, 2015

While the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is not a regulatory agency, their release of a full report on glyphosate’s ability to cause cancer is making waves throughout the world. Glyphosate is the key component…

UK Labour Party Leadership Candidate Jeremy Corbyn Backs Boycott of Israeli Universities Involved in Arms Research By Asa Winstanley, August 03, 2015

Palestinian refugees “deserve their right to return home.” Yannis Mendez
Jeremy Corbyn, the surprise frontrunner in the leadership election for the UK Labour Party, says he would impose a two-way arms embargo on Israel if he were to become prime…

At New York Observer, Trump’s Too Close to Cover–but Promoting Publisher’s Real Estate Is No Problem By Jim Naureckas, August 03, 2015

As Huffington Post pointed out, Donald Trump was once a central figure in the cast of characters covered by the New York Observer.
The Huffington Post‘s Michael Calderone (7/28/15) had a piece on the ethical dilemma posed for the weeklyNew…

The Greed for Money and Power Undermines those in the Power Structure By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, August 03, 2015

The greed for money and power undermines those in the power structure, from politicians to big business and trade negotiators, and even police. While they may view greed as a strength – it drives corrupt politicians and big business to…

WikiLeaks Reveals the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Canada Post May Be Sold Under TPP Agreement By Obert Madondo, August 03, 2015

The CBC Ottawa Broadcast Centre and head office of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on Sparks Street in Ottawa. A confidential letter published by WikiLeaks on Wednesday reveal that the Crown Corporation could be sold under the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. Photo:…

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Puerto Rico: Troubled Commonwealth or Debt Colony? By Eric Draitser, August 03, 2015

The crisis in Puerto Rico raises a deeper political question that for years has lurked just beneath the surface of the US territory, namely Puerto Rico’s true status: dependent US commonwealth or neocolonial possession?

It may not dominate international headlines…

Economic Re-engineering: Does the European Union have an Expiry Date?
The EU-Ukraine “Association Agreement” and the Upcoming War By Bruno Adrie, August 03, 2015

Ukraine refused to sign an Association Agreement in Vilnius in November 2013 as it had committed to do under the pro western president Viktor Yushchenko who was elected after the so-called Orange Revolution in 2004. In February 2010, the newly…

US-NATO War Games on Russia’s Doorstep, Russia’s Military Drills and Deployments By South Front, August 03, 2015

The “Russian Military Map” series describes the ongoing military developments in Russia, shows the approximate locations of Russian military groups and drills.
This year NATO has increased the number of military exercises near Russian borders from 90-95 to 150 and…

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Jimmy Carter Is Correct: The U.S. Is No Longer a Democracy By Eric Zuesse, August 03, 2015

On July 28th, Thom Hartmann interviewed former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and, at the very end of his show (as if this massive question were merely an aftethought), asked him his opinion of the 2010 Citizens United decision and the…

Stalling the Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Failure of the Hawaii Talks By Binoy Kampmark, August 03, 2015

Anti-TPP activists and a bevy of other groups would have had reason to cheer the delays that afflicted the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in Hawaii last week. The obstacles seemed to loom so large that they, in the end, were irreconcilable.…

US-NATO’s “Terrorist Foot Soldiers”: Obama Orders Airstrikes to Defend ISIS in Syria By Stephen Lendman, August 03, 2015

ISIS or ISIL or IS are US recruited, trained, armed, funded and directed Pentagon proxy foot soldiers doing Obama’s dirty work – to destabilize and/or topple governments where they’re deployed.
Using them is part of Washington’s imperial strategy for unchallenged…

Third Memorandum with EU Creditors: Tsipras Between Innocence, Incompetence and Pushiness By Bruno Adrie, August 03, 2015

Confronted with a strong opposition in what was once his coalition, – 39 MPs have stopped supporting him and half the central committee has voted against the agreement he’s brought back from Brussels (Macropolis) – Alexis Tsipras stays on course…

The Fake War on ISIS: US and Turkey Escalate in Syria By Eric Draitser, August 03, 2015

It is late July 2015, and the media is abuzz with the news that Turkey will allow US jets to use its bases to bomb Islamic State (ISIS) targets in Syria. There is much talk about how this development is…

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The ISIL is in Ukraine: America’s “Agents of Chaos” Unleashed in Eurasia By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, August 02, 2015

The conflicts in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen are all fronts in a multi-dimensional war being waged by the US and its allies. This multi-dimensional war aims to encircle Eurasia. China, Iran, and Russia are the main targets.

Don’t be Fooled by Mainstream Media Journalists, “Independent” Experts and the CIA By Global Research, August 02, 2015

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“Under CIA manipulation, direction and, usually, their payroll, were past and present presidents of Mexico, Colombia, Uruguay and Costa Rica, “our minister of labor”, “our vice-president”, “my police”, journalists, labor leaders, student leaders, diplomats, and many others.…

Who Was Behind the 1994 Rwanda Genocide? Inside Story of Former Prime Minister Kambanda’s Court Case By Claire Umurungi, August 02, 2015

“The infiltrators of the RPF were responsible for the killings. We succeeded in capturing their plans, the names of their agents, and their arms caches in Kigali”,

Hillary Clinton’s Scandalous Record By Stephen Lendman, August 02, 2015

Kathleen Willey is a former White House volunteer. She said Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her during his first term in office – in his Oval Office private study.
She created “A Scandal a day” web site. Her book titled “Target:…

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Understanding “Oil Qaeda”. Using “Terrorism” as a Pretext to Wage War on Oil Rich Countries By Kevin Ryan, August 02, 2015

In The Al Qaeda Network: A New Framework For DefiningThe Enemy, Katherine Zimmerman of the American Enterprise Institute describes the terrorist groups affiliated with Al Qaeda. Zimmerman is seen as a leading expert on the Al Qaeda network, having testified…

Just Listen to What Western Officials Are Saying About Russia By Conn Hallinan, August 02, 2015

If you want a sleepless night – or month – just listen to what Western security officials are saying these days about a possible confrontation with Russia.
“If you want to talk about a nation that could pose an existential…

Turkey Expands Military Campaign in Syria and Iraq By South Front, August 02, 2015

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Turkey has agreed to let the so-called “U.S.-led anti-ISIS” coalition to openly use Turkish airbases at Incirlik, Diyarbakir, Batman and Malatya for coalition aircraft conducting sorties against ISIS.  At the same time, Turkey began launching airstrikes…

Agent Orange May Raise Risk Of Several Skin Conditions and Cancers By Marie Benz MD FAAD, August 02, 2015

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Dr. Patterson: The utilization of Agent Orange (AO) and other…

TPP Ministerial Deadlock.”Good News for People on the Planet”. Worldwide Opposition to Trade Deal By Stephen Lendman, August 02, 2015

Friday’s fourth/dubbed “final” ministerial attempt to reach agreement failed. Global Trade Watch Director Lori Wallach called it a “Maui (Hawaii) meltdown.”
Congress went on five-week summer recess with lots of unfinished business awaiting members in September – notably the Iran…

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U.S. Tries to Stir Ethnic Division in Crimea By Eric Zuesse, August 02, 2015

On Saturday, August 1st, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (who now acknowledges that his government is illegitimate and that his predecessor Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in a February 2014 coup), sent greetings to an international conference of supporters of Tatars in…

America’s Wars: The Day We Refused To Fight. “War is just Terrorism with a Bigger Budget” By CJ Hinke, August 02, 2015

Excerpted from Free Radicals: War Resisters in Prison by  CJ Hinke, forthcoming from Trine-Day in 2016.
The lines of resistance to war take many forms as these stories of resisters in prison in World Wars I (“the Great War”, “the…

Social Democracy or Revolutionary Democracy: Syriza and Us By Prof. Michael A. Lebowitz, August 02, 2015

All eyes on the Left are upon Greece. Not because of a general interest in the contradictions of capitalism in the midst of this particular crisis but because of Syriza. Unfortunately, what we are observing is not unique to Syriza.…

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The US Hand in the Syrian Mess By Jonathan Marshall, August 02, 2015

Neocons and the mainstream U.S. media place all the blame for the Syrian civil war on President Bashar al-Assad and Iran, but there is another side of the story in which Syria’s olive branches to the U.S. and Israel were…

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ISIL and its So-Called Caliphate: Israeli-US Tools to Divide Iraq By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, August 02, 2015

First produced in July 2014, the following GRTV documentary looks at the crisis in Iraq, prior to the launching of the US bombing campaign 
This short documentary examines the support that the US and Israel are providing to the so-called…

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Russian Brokered High Level Syria-Saudi Arabia Discussions: Al Assad’s Security Adviser meets Saudi Deputy Crown Prince By Ghassan Kadi, August 01, 2015

“The miracle meeting” has happened. The Syrian chief of the office of home security general Ali Mamlouk has visited Riyadh and met with the Saudi deputy Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman [son of current king] as a result of a…

Erodoğan and Netanyahu Declare War By Prof. James Petras, August 01, 2015

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The rulers of the two most powerful authoritarian regimes in the Middle East are launching major wars to reconfigure the Middle East.   Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has declared war  by proxy  on Iran,…

What Happened? Israeli Settlers Burned Palestinian Infant to Death By Stephen Lendman, August 01, 2015

On July 31, extremist Israeli settlers attacked at least two Palestinian homes in Duma village near Nablus. They arrived late at night.
They spray-painted anti-Palestinian racist hate slogans on the Dawabsha family home. They smashed a window, threw firebombs inside,…

The MH17 Crash: Washington Wants a “Tribunal” Without an Independent Investigation By Alexander Chopov, August 01, 2015

A prior Russia-drafted UN MH17 resolution already calls for an independent international investigation – yet it is Ukraine and the US which are withholding possibly useful data. So who’s actually an obstacle to clearing up the issue?
Russia bashing season…

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Armed American Soldiers to be Deployed in Ukraine: Arrested in Vienna Airport By Sputnik, August 01, 2015

The soldiers carried assault rifles in their luggage, but had no approval, Kurier reported.

A few days ago, a group of American soldiers caused a security alert at Vienna’s Schwechat airport. The men were stopped while trying to travel with …

Top Wall Street Journal Editor Plots with Pro-Israel Group to Thwart Iran Deal By Telesur, August 01, 2015

In a leaked conversation with a U.S. pro-Israeli group, the right-wing pro-war journalist said he favored war with Iran over the diplomatic Iran deal
A U.S.-based organization called Christians United for Israel and the Wall Street Journal’s longtime foreign affairs…

The EU’s Greek Austerity Plan Rejected By The IMF By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, August 01, 2015

I have maintained since the so-called Greek Debt “crisis” began back in 2010, I believe it was that the imposition of austerity on Greece could not possibly work and that the only solution was to write down the debt to…

Kos, Bodrum: The Mediterranean’s Desperate Refugees and a Dying Child By Andre Vltchek, August 01, 2015

Para gliders are flying over the stunning emerald sea. Summer hordes are descending on a Greek island of Kos from all corners of increasingly aggressive European Union. On the faces of visitors, there seems to be no regret, no shame,…

The Hunt for Red October. Russia-Sweden Relations and a Missing Submarine By Israel Shamir, August 01, 2015

These days, Sweden is all agog. In the midst of the coldest summer in living history that deprived the Swedes of their normal sun-accumulating July routine, the country plunged into an exciting search for a Russian submarine in the Stockholm…

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Hollow Israeli Sorrow Over Palestinian Baby Immolation by Jewish Settlers By Stephen Lendman, August 01, 2015

Israeli officials throughout its history consistently showed contempt for Palestinian rights – from Ben-Gurion to Allon to Meir to Begin to Rabin to Peres to Sharon to Netanyahu and others, an array of rogue leaders, not a democrat in the…

Hackers Claim John McCain Knew ISIS Execution Videos Were Staged By Tyler Durden, August 01, 2015

GR editorial note. We have been unable to fully verify and corroborate the report presented in this article by Cyber Berkut. There are howver several media reports which suggest that the ISIS executions are staged.
In a rather stunning note,…

The US-China Standoff in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region By South Front, August 01, 2015

With help of its Asian allies the US are going to seal off the PLA Navy in the South China Sea and prevent its moving in operations space. Its eventual objective is aimed on establishing a ground coalition against China.

Iraq: Widespread Use of Torture and Ill-Treatment By Hans von Sponeck, August 01, 2015

Hans von Sponeck: We appeal, first and foremost,  to the conscience of governments and  civil society but also to their legal-mindedness not to accept  impunity any longer.
Geneva International Centre for Justice (GICJ) is participating in the review of Iraq…

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Asylum Seekers and Migrants to the EU are the Victims of US-NATO-EU Wars By Geneva International Centre for Justice, August 01, 2015

Geneva International Centre for Justice released on 27 July 2015 its report ‘Swimming Against the Tides: Examining the EU Response to Irregular Migration through the Mediterranean Sea.’ GICJ has been following closely the recent developments at the European Commission with…

Shell Oil Rig to begin Fossil Fuel Extraction in the Arctic? By Robert Barsocchini, July 31, 2015

US forces cleared kayakers out of the way and cut the cables connecting suspended climbers, making space for the government-escorted Shell oil rig to move through and continue on to the Arctic to begin the fossil fuel extraction process.

Questioning The Left: Current Leftist Theory and the Collapse of the Left. How to Rebuild Leftist Policies By Devon Douglas-Bowers, July 31, 2015

Below is a transcript of an email interview I did with writers Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker and Michael J. Thompson who co-authored the article “The Treason of Intellectual Radicalism and the Collapse of Leftist Politics” which appeared in the Winter 2015 edition…

Russia Shoots Down “US Stealth Coup”: Tough Times for America’s “Color Revolution” industry. By Tony Cartalucci, July 31, 2015

Times are tough for America’s “color revolution” industry. Perfected in Eastern Europe after the fall of the Soviet Union, and honed during the so-called “Arab Spring,” the process of backing subversion in a targeted country and overthrowing a sitting government…

Obama’s “Safe Zone” in Syria Will Inflame the War Zone By Shamus Cooke, July 31, 2015

The road to war is paved with a thousand lies. A fresh fib was tossed on the lie-cluttered warpath to Syria, when it was announced that the U.S. and Turkey would create a “safe zone” inside of Syria — supposedly…

Turkey Supports ISIS. … Now Declares “War Against ISIS”, But Instead Bombs Its Political Rival, Which Is the Most Effective Force Fighting ISIS By Washington's Blog, July 31, 2015

NATO member Turkey has been busted supporting ISIS.
The Guardian reported this week:
US special forces raided the compound of an Islamic State leader in eastern Syria in May, they made sure not to tell the neighbours.
The target of…

The TPP Trade Agreement, Sovereignty, and Secrecy. Economic Dislocation, Environmental Degradation By Binoy Kampmark, July 31, 2015

“National security secrecy may be appropriate to protect us from our enemies; it should not be used to protect our politicians from us.” Margot E. Kaminski, NYT, April 14, 2015.
It’s coming to you, roughly packaged, crudely thought out, and,…

US Forces Succeed in Clearing Peaceful Environmental Activists, Escorting Shell Rig Through and Sending on to Arctic By Robert Barsocchini, July 31, 2015

Reporting from the scene:
US forces cleared kayakers out of the way and cut the cables connecting suspended climbers, making space for the government-escorted Shell oil rig to move through and continue on to the Arctic to begin the fossil…

Assange: The Untold Story of an Epic Struggle for Justice By John Pilger, July 31, 2015

This is an updated version of John Pilger’s 2014 investigation which tells the unreported story of an unrelenting campaign, in Sweden and the US, to deny Julian Assange justice and silence WikiLeaks: a campaign now reaching a dangerous stage.

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Greece – The Refugee Crisis and the Horror of Europe By Peter Koenig, July 31, 2015

A voice from Hellas, Greece. According to UNHCR about 50 million refugees are on the move every day on our globe. This is most likely an understatement, as this figure doesn’t take into account what takes place in the almost…

More Illegal US Sanctions against Russia By Stephen Lendman, July 31, 2015

Unilateral or jointly imposed sanctions by one or more countries against others are illegal. Authority rests solely with Security Council members.
They must first “determine the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of…

Why Russia Shut Down National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Fronts By Robert Parry, July 31, 2015

The Washington Post’s descent into the depths of neoconservative propaganda – willfully misleading its readers on matters of grave importance – apparently knows no bounds as was demonstrated with two deceptive articles regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin and why his…

64 Nations Say No to GMO, Yet US Government Nears Illegal GMO Labeling By Christina Sarich, July 31, 2015

The WHO has already declared that five of the major chemical herbicides used to grow GMO crops are either likely or definitely cancerous, yet the USA still makes secret trade deals that would allow biotech to push their genetically modified…

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Kicked out of Russia: Moscow Challenges Washington’s Orwellian “National Endowment for Democracy” By Stephen Lendman, July 31, 2015

NED’s duplicitous mission statement indicates a “dedicat(ion) to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world.”
Its practices are polar opposite – a State Department-funded agency created to undermine democracy wherever it exists.
It’s a global mischief-maker –…

For the New York Times, US Labor Abuses Abroad Are a Thing of Decades Past By Dean Baker, July 31, 2015

Does foreign investment make the US economy more vulnerable?
Apparently the New York Times believes it does. A lengthy article on the growth of Chinese foreign investment told readers:
But the show of financial strength [foreign investment by China] also…

The Politics of Betrayal: Obama Backstabs Kurds to Appease Turkey By Mike Whitney, July 31, 2015

The Kurdish militias (YPG, PKK) have been Washington’s most effective weapon in the Fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. But the Obama administration has sold out the Kurds in order to strengthen ties with Turkey and gain access to…

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Hillary Clinton and Secret Swiss Bank Accounts By Patrick Martin, July 31, 2015

A lengthy report in the Wall Street Journal Thursday details Hillary Clinton’s actions while US secretary of state,on behalf of the Swiss banking giant UBS. The bank reciprocated by means of large contributions to the Clinton Foundation and a fat…

Right-wing Israeli Fanatic Stabs Six at Gay Rights Parade By Bill Van Auken, July 31, 2015

A right-wing Orthodox Jewish zealot carried out an attack Thursday against a gay pride march in occupied East Jerusalem, stabbing at least six marchers. Two of them—a 17-year-old girl and a female border guard—were reported in critical condition.
The assailant…

War in Donbass: Ukraine Forces’ New Fortified Area around the Port City of Mariupol By South Front, July 31, 2015

Donetsk and Aleksandrovka were hard shelled from positions of Ukrainian forces at Mariinka-Krasnogorovka last night. There were fires in residential areas of the DPR capital. DPR Armed Forces destroyed a Kiev’s raiding force at Donskoe detaining 4 militants.
A movement…

U.S. Government Begins Human Trials of Genetically Modified Ebola Vaccine By Ethan A. Huff, July 31, 2015

Just as predicted, vaccine companies are soon planning to unveil an Ebola vaccine in response to the manufactured Ebola outbreak that’s allegedly still spreading throughout West Africa. A genetically-modified (GM) Ebola vaccine that’s currently undergoing human clinical trials will be…

Ukraine Faces Mass Starvation and the Exodus of Millions, Says Bishop By Jonathan Luxmoore CNS, July 31, 2015

Bishop Sobilo says his country faces its worst crisis since the Second World War
The Russian-backed separatist rebellion has plunged Ukraine into its worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War and “millions of refugees” could soon head for Europe…

Russia’s UN Security Council Veto on MH17 Resolution to Establish and Ad Hoc Tribunal: Next Step the ICC? By Dr. Christof Lehmann, July 31, 2015

Russia used its veto right at the UN Security Council to stop a Malaysian drafted resolution that called for the establishment of an ad-hoc tribunal to investigate the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine on July 17…

Yemen, Map of War: Saudi Offensive, Resistance and Counter-Attacks by Yemeni Forces By South Front, July 31, 2015

The big Saudi success in Aden has turned out to be a failure. Saudi proxies with the support of Operation Golden Arrow have been expanding areas of control north of Aden, showing local gains rather than total victory.
The Al…

Pentagon Employing Top Scientists to Improve US Propaganda Machine By Cassius Methyl, July 31, 2015

Throughout human history, governments have been interested in “mastering the human domain”—in fully understanding how to control the minds of their populations. In 2015, DARPA’s “Narrative Networks” ( or N2) program is in full swing.
The project is intended to…

Libya: Protests against Death Sentences for Saif and other Qaddafi Government Officials By Dr. Christof Lehmann, July 31, 2015

Tuesday, a Tripoli court under the not officially recognized government of Libya in Tripoli sentenced Saif al-Islam Qaddafi, Abdulah Senussi and seven other officials of the government that was ousted in 2011 to death. Numerous others received harsh sentences. The…

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Puerto Rico in the Hurricane of America’s Economic Crisis By Ariel Noyola Rodríguez, July 31, 2015

By all possible means, the political leaders of the United States attempt to make invisible the economic crisis they face. While a few weeks ago the President of the Federal Reserve System (Fed), Janet Yellen, insisted that the federal funds…

The New Silk Road, A Chinese-style “New Deal”. The Economic and Geopolitical Consequences By Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin (GEAB), July 31, 2015

Historians will remember that the Chinese President Xi Jinping officially launched the new “Silk Road” with a 30 minute speech at the Boao Economic Conference on Hainan Island the 28 March 2015, in front of 16 heads of State or…

Canadian Elections: Crashing the Parties – Possibilities for Radical Election Organizing By Yves Engler and Dru Oja Jay, July 31, 2015

Election season can be the worst time to be a radical. Which is to say, it’s tough to be someone who believes that fundamental systemic change is needed when the parties that have our democratic imagination in a sleeper hold…