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Protesters Call for War Criminal Henry Kissinger’s Arrest; John McCain Threatens Them with Arrest… By Michael Krieger, January 29, 2015

He’s a thug, and a crook, and a liar, and a pseudo-intellectual and a murderer. Ok? Those things are factually verifiable. – From the late Christopher Hitchens’ outstanding interview: Christopher Hitchens’ Polemic Against Henry Kissinger
John McCain is at it…

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Crimes against Humanity: Why Is Henry Kissinger Walking Around Free? By Andy Piascik, January 29, 2015

Two months ago, hundreds of thousands of Chileans somberly marked the 40th anniversary of their nation’s September 11th terrorist event. It was on that date in 1973 that the Chilean military, armed with a generous supply of funds and weapons…

Mariupol Attack is a War Crime: The Evidence points to Kiev By George Eliason, January 29, 2015

The UN is calling the attack on Mariupol a War Crime. Now that the evidence is pointing to Kiev will the UN show enough conscience to pursue it?
Motive, method, and opportunity are the key facts needed to establish guilt…

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Is Democracy Dead In The West? Greece and its EU Creditors By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, January 29, 2015

We will find out the answer to the question posed in the title in the outcome of the contest between the new Greek government, formed by the political party Syriza, and the ECB and the private banks, with whose interests…

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Kiev Regime Confirms that Russian Invasion of Ukraine is a Hoax! By George Eliason, January 29, 2015

Throughout this conflict every once in a while Ukrainian government officials have come clean about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
To the chagrin of the Obama Administration and NATO Russia has not invaded. This latest admission came twice today. Once…

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Blowback Against Israeli State Terror By Stephen Lendman, January 29, 2015

Israel claims a divine right to attack any nation, group or individual it chooses with impunity. Considers naked aggression self-defense.
Justifiable self-defense is called terrorism. On January 18, Israeli helicopter gunship fire killed Hezbollah military leader Imad Mughniyeh in Syria’s…

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Democracy Rising: Syriza, the Struggle for Dignity, Solidarity and the Rebirth of the European Left By William Hawes, January 29, 2015

On Monday, polls closed in Greece and a new government was sworn into power. Syriza, the populist left-wing party who vehemently opposes the EU austerity measures imposed from Brussels, emerged victorious, forming a coalition with the conservative Independent Greeks party.…

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Hollywood and the War Propaganda Industry. What “American Sniper” Does Not Say By Dr. T. P. Wilkinson, January 29, 2015

I’m not accustomed to paying much attention to anyone’s national holidays, except perhaps France’s, but only because it at least commemorates what for a brief time was a real revolution. Since I pass a certain consulate almost every day, I…

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Confronting the ‘Safe’, Toxic and Disempowering State-Corporate Version of Journalism, Reality and Dissent By Media Lens, January 29, 2015

One of the weirdest features of contemporary culture is the way even the best corporate journalists write as though under enemy occupation.
Journalists admit, even in public, but particularly in private, that there is much they just cannot say. As…

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Australian Uranium Mining Company Accused of Contaminating Lake Malawi By Mayu Chang, January 29, 2015

Lake Malawi. Photo: bathyporeia. Used under Creative Commons license.
Paladin Energy, an Australian mining company, has been accused of discharging uranium-contaminated sludge into Lake Malawi, which supports 1.7 million people in three countries – Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. The company…

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Israel Threatens War Following Clashes with Hezbollah By Thomas Gaist, January 29, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened war in Lebanon and Syria on Wednesday, saying that Israel is prepared to act “on all fronts” following an attack that killed two Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers near Israel’s northern border.
Seven more…

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Syriza Hands Greek Defence Ministry to Right-wing Nationalist By Robert Stevens, January 29, 2015

The first meeting of the cabinet named by the Syriza-Independent Greeks (ANEL) coalition government was televised on Wednesday, with Prime Minister and Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras declaring that his government would not come into conflict with the international financial elite.…

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Canadian Spy Program “LEVITATION” Illustrates “Giant X-Ray Machine Over All Our Digital Lives” By John Queally, January 29, 2015

Rapidshare was one of three file-sharing websites targeted in the spy agency’s surveillance. (Photo: Evan Mitsui/CBC)

Newly released documents contained in the archive of materials leaked to journalists by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reveals that Canada’s spy agency, the Communications…

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Can Gold and the US Dollar Continue to Rise in Tandem? For How Long? By Bill Holter, January 29, 2015

Can the dollar and gold continue to rise in tandem for long?  The last three months have seen a very peculiar dollar/gold anomaly.  Since mid November, gold (and silver) have “acted” very differently.  We have seen “outside days” and even…

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Why Did the UN Security Council Visit Haiti? By Marie Laurette Numa, January 29, 2015

On Jan. 23, a delegation of the United Nations Security Council arrived in Haiti for a three day visit. The delegation, consisting of representatives of 15 member states currently on the Security Council, was co-chaired by Chilean ambassador Cristian Barros…

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Obama Determined to Expand the National Counter-Insurgency Against the Black Liberation Movement By Glen Ford, January 29, 2015

The “miracle” that so many Black Americans wept with joy to behold in January, 2009, has evaporated in totally predictable increments over the past six years. (We at BAR did, in fact, predict the general outlines of the debacle, long…

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American Troops in Ukraine? You Bet! By Global Research News, January 29, 2015

US-backed president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, was among the elites gathering in Davos, Switzerland this week to attend the 2015 World Economic Forum. During his speech he made the remarkable claim that 9,000 Russian troops were currently fighting in Ukraine…

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A Saudi Beheading is an Islamic State (IS) Beheading? By Rafia Zakaria, January 29, 2015

The beheading took place in Makkah. A Burmese woman named Laila Bin Abdul Muttalib Basim, who lived in Saudi Arabia, was first dragged on a public street. Then, she was grabbed by four policemen, while a man took a sword…

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Fake Russian Spy Ring Announced By Stephen Lendman, January 29, 2015

The U.S. needs enemies to advance its agenda. When none exist they’re invented. Longstanding US policy.
Russian national Evgeny Buryakov its latest victim. A Russian bank employee arrested in New York on phony espionage charges.
Two other Russian nationals named.…

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GMO Crops for Ukraine: The West’s Agri-Business Conglomerates Snap up Ukraine’s Bread Basket By Frederic Mousseau, January 29, 2015

At the same time as the United States, Canada and the European Union announced a set of new sanctions against Russia in mid-December last year, Ukraine received US$350 million in US military aid, coming on top of a $1 billion…

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Being An Antiwar Activist In Israel Is Dangerous By Global Research News, January 29, 2015

Being an antiwar activist in Israel is dangerous. Israelis who protested against the 2014 Gaza offensive were threatened, harassed and attacked. Some even lost their jobs.
Yoav Eliassi, also known as “The Shadow,” is a right-wing rapper and driving force…

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Enbridge Gets Another Federal Tar Sands Crude Pipeline Permit As Senate Debates Keystone XL By Steve Horn, January 29, 2015

On January 16, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave Enbridge a controversial Nationwide Permit 12 green-light for its proposed Line 78 pipeline, set to bring heavy tar sands diluted bitumen (“dilbit”) from Pontiac, Illinois to its Griffith, Indiana holding…

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Big Business “Regulators” and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP): Opening the Floodgates to Corporate Plunder By Colin Todhunter, January 29, 2015

A new leak concerning the talks around the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) indicates that the floodgates could be opened even further for corporate influence. The leak has been analysed by the corporate watchdogs CEO and LobbyControl and shows…

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Four Beheaded in Saudi Arabia Less Than a Week into King Salman’s Rule By RT, January 29, 2015

Four people have been executed in Saudi Arabia less than a week after 79-year-old King Salman assumed power following the death of his 90-year-old predecessor, King Abdullah.
Under the strict guidelines of Sharia Law, three people were put to death…

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Ukrainians Against War. Conscripts Refuse to Fight against Their Own Citizens By Stephen Lendman, January 29, 2015

A previous article explained most Ukrainian soldiers oppose war. Conscripts are against fighting their own citizens.
Used as cannon fodder in Donbas. Notoriously underpaid. Poorly fed and clothed. Deplorably treated overall.
No wonder most don’t want to serve. They want…

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Ukraine is Plundering its Own Museums On the Way to Europe By Oriental Review, January 29, 2015

The looting of museums and the private collections of well-heeled fellow citizens seems to be an inevitable byproduct of all revolutions. The rebels Robespierre and Cromwell did so in the name of revolution, and during the fighting in the Middle…

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US “Fighting” Islamic State Terror Group with Fictional Leaders. US Intentionally Unleashed Al Qaeda Upon Iraq and Syria By Tony Cartalucci, January 29, 2015

US claims to be waging war against “Islamic State” whose various “al-Baghdadi” leaders do not exist.  In 2007, the New York Times revealed that long-vilified “Islamic State” leader Abdullah Rashid al-Baghdadi did not exist, and that the creation of this…

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The Globalization of War, America’s “Long War” against Humanity by Michel Chossudovsky By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, January 29, 2015

Professor Michel Chossudovsky shows how the various conflicts we are witnessing today in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq and Palestine are inter-locked through a single-minded agenda in pursuit of global hegemony helmed by the United States and buttressed by its allies

Economic Warfare. War by Other Means: The IMF and the World Bank are Weapons of War By John Pilger, January 28, 2015

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Fidel Castro: “Understanding the Complex World in which we Live. Defending Cooperation and Friendship with all of the World’s Peoples” By Fidel Castro Ruz, January 28, 2015

The historic leader of the Cuban Revolution Fidel Castro sent a message to the Federation of University Students on the occasion of an event commemorating the 70th anniversary of his admission to the University of Havana.
Dear compañeros,
In 2006,…

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US Military Budget Increase directed against Russia, China and the Middle East. Michel Chossudovsky By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, January 28, 2015

A substantial share of the increase in the US military budget that President Barack Obama has asked for will ultimately be directed against Russia, a political commentator says.

To listen to the audio interview with Michel Chossudovsky, click here
“I…

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Obama’s Climate Irony: The Administration Just Announced Plans to Open the Atlantic to Oil Drilling By Lindsay Abrams, January 28, 2015

The Obama administration Tuesday announced a proposal to ban drilling in certain environmentally sensitive parts of the Arctic — but in exchange, it will open up the Atlantic to gas and oil interests for the first time in decades.
The…

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Flu Shot Hoax Admitted: “No Controlled Trials Demonstrating a Decrease in Influenza” By Mike Adams, January 28, 2015

The flu shot is a fraud. But it’s a fraud that’s so deeply embedded in the delusional pro-vaccine culture of the pharma-controlled medical industry that even well-meaning doctors and pharmacists (who are otherwise very intelligent) fail to realize flu shots…

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Economic Recolonialization? The India-US Bilateral Investment Treaty: Not An Easy Ride By Kavaljit Singh, January 28, 2015

It’s official: India and the US will resume negotiations on a high-standard bilateral investment treaty (BIT). In a joint statement on Sunday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama, the leaders affirmed their “shared commitment to facilitating increased…

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Can Civilization Survive The CO2 Crisis? Review of David Ray Griffin’s Book By Dwain Deets, January 28, 2015

As a retired NASA engineer, I see analogies between mitigating climate and my past career. The Armstrong Flight Research Center (formerly the Dryden Flight Research Center) has long been notable in the realm of risk management and flight safety. This…

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South Korea’s Infamous National Security Law: Interview with Korean American Shin Eun-mi By Hyun Lee, January 28, 2015

On January 10, after detaining her for questioning on charges of violating the National Security Law (NSL), South Korea deported U.S. citizen Shin Eun-mi and barred her from returning to the country for the next five years. For the past…

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Never Again: Hiroshima, Auschwitz and the Politics of Commemoration By Ran Zwigenberg, January 28, 2015

Professor Ran Zwigenberg makes a case for revising the history of Hiroshima and its global connections and importance. Focusing on the little known episode of the 1962 Hiroshima-Auschwitz Peace March, he argues that the march was a unique point of…

MEDICARE FOR ALL: Open Letter to President Obama from Health Professionals, Lawyers and Advocates
US Announces Plan to Ration Health Care under Medicare By Kate Randall, January 28, 2015

The Obama administration has announced a major shift in the way Medicare will pay hospitals and doctors. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced the initiative Monday following a closed-door meeting with representatives of the insurance industry, large…

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Vaccine McCarthyism. What if the Vaccine Paradigm itself is Deliberately Flawed? By Dr. Gary Null and Richard Gale, January 28, 2015

The vaccine establishment is desperate. The ghosts of their fraudulent science, manipulated research, misleading propaganda across mainstream media and in the blogosphere are returning to haunt them. The pro-vaccine pundits are rapidly losing credibility….

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The 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz By Bill Van Auken, January 28, 2015

On Tuesday, a public ceremony was held at Auschwitz to mark the 70th anniversary of the concentration camp’s liberation by elements of the Soviet Union’s Red Army on January 27, 1945. The very name of this Nazi death camp in…

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American Sniper Chris Kyle and Media Propaganda By Margaret Kimberley, January 28, 2015

“So you’re not really viewing them as a person. They’re out there, they’re bad people, and you just take them out and you don’t think twice about it.” – Chris Kyle (left)
“Anyone who takes history lessons from Hollywood learns…

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Electronic Harassment, Stalking and Surveillance: Florida State University Shooter Myron May’s Last Words By Prof. James F. Tracy, January 28, 2015

Image above: author Professor James Tracy 
A few days before going on a shooting spree at the Strozier Library on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee, attorney Myron May calmly and knowledgeably video-recorded his observations and insights regarding what…

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“Je Suis Palestine”: New Film “Journalists Under Fire” Launched in Gaza. Israel to Account for Crimes against Journalists and Media in Palestine By Middle East Monitor, January 28, 2015

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) held a meeting in Gaza city yesterday (26 January) to present its special report and short documentary film on the Israeli violations against journalists and media outlets during the latest attack…

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Double Standard: CIA Leaks And Planted News Stories By Kurt Nimmo, January 28, 2015

On Monday, a former CIA employee, Jeffrey Sterling, was convicted of giving classified information to a New York Times reporter.

The leak concerned an effort by the CIA to sabotage plans for an Iranian nuclear reactor.
“The disclosures placed lives…

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Former Obama Aide’s Think Tank Calls for 25 Percent of French Jews to Move to Israel By Philip Weiss, January 28, 2015

Dennis Ross worked for President Obama on Middle East policy (and for a number of other presidents). He was in the administration because he is beloved by Israel supporters. Now Ross is co-chair of the board of the Jewish People…

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The Invisible Man: Jeffrey Sterling, CIA Whistleblower By Norman Solomon, January 28, 2015

The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling — after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower.
Sterling’s indictment four years ago received fleeting news coverage that recited the government’s charges. From the outset, the Justice Department portrayed him…

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Global Inequality: The Debate about Poverty By Binoy Kampmark, January 28, 2015

Oxfam’s report, Wealth: Having It All and Wanting More, has done its fair share of stirring the pot of debate on global inequality.[1] Its timing is not an accident – coming out as that grand talk fest of economic mis-managers,…

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Thinking: A Criminal Act? By Julian Rose, January 28, 2015

“If my thought-dreams could be seen, they’d put my head under a guillotine…” Bob Dylan
Well Bob, I’ve got news for you – they can – and that is what lies in store for all of us unless the ‘thought…

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Facebook Blocks Images Of Muhammad By Kurt Nimmo, January 28, 2015

Responding to a request by the government of Turkey, social media giant Facebook is now censoring images of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
Turkey promised to block the popular website if it did not comply with an order handed down by…

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Yemen’s South Calls for UN-Sponsored Self-Determination Referendum By Middle East Monitor, January 28, 2015

The north of Yemen has been embroiled in unrest between the Shia Houthis and the Sunni government which resigned last week
The Southern bloc in Yemen’s parliament yesterday called on the UN Security Council and the Gulf Cooperation Council to…

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The War in Syrian Kurdistan: The Fall of Kobani is a Prerequisite for the Invasion of Syria By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, January 28, 2015

This article was first published on November 17, 2014
Since October 2014, both Ankara and Washington altered or adjusted their approaches to the battle over Kobani. Mounting pressure, including domestic anger and protests in Turkish Kurdistan against Turkey’s ruling AK…

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Israeli Crimes Against Palestinian Media: New Film “Journalists Under Fire” Launched in Gaza By Middle East Monitor, January 28, 2015

File photo of Israeli strike in Shujaya market in Gaza during ‘Operation Protective Edge’
The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) held a meeting in Gaza city yesterday (26 January) to present its special report and short documentary…

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Putin’s Message to Obama on Ukraine By Stephen Lendman, January 28, 2015

Putin is a master politician. Well aware of America’s imperial designs.
Wanting Russia marginalized, contained, destabilized, weakened, isolated, smothered and controlled. Using Ukraine as a dagger against it.
Wanting pro-Western stooge governance replacing him. Beholden to US interests. Enabling them…

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Security versus Privacy: A De-Actualizing Formulation By Norman Ball, January 28, 2015

On the rather tight-lipped matter of privacy, there was more than a little fear-mongering going on in President Obama’s January 20th State of the Union address. Warning against legislative inertia that threatened to, “leave our nation and economy vulnerable” complete…

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War on a Global Scale. The First Manmade Extinction on Planet Earth: The Endgame’s “Final Solution?” By Joachim Hagopian, January 28, 2015

It’s difficult not to see war on a global scale fast approaching. All the signs are here. From the vantage point of looking at the recent past in view of the present world conditions and developments, World War III appears…

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“American Sniper”: Killing Ragheads for Jesus By Chris Hedges, January 28, 2015

“American Sniper” lionizes the most despicable aspects of U.S. society—the gun culture, the blind adoration of the military, the belief that we have an innate right as a “Christian” nation to exterminate the “lesser breeds” of the earth, a grotesque…

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New Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, A Major Supporter of Al Qaeda By Wayne Madsen, January 28, 2015

The new king of Saudi Arabia, Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, the half-brother of King Abdullah, who died in his early 90s from complications from pneumonia, is expected to rule with a more Wahhabist-oriented religious bent and concentrate on limiting…

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Real Democracy Denied by Our Governments: A Letter to the Scottish Independence Folk: “I Want What You Want” By Lesley Docksey, January 28, 2015

Of course, although this was addressed to the people in Scotland who had been campaigning for independence, there is a message for all of us, denied as we all are by our governments of real democracy.  How can we wake…

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Four Preventable National Epidemics: Mental Ill-Health, Dementia, Violence and Criminality By Gary Kohls, January 27, 2015

A couple of days ago I received a letter from the mother of a post-adolescent daughter, expressing a common concern that millions of parents share. She wrote, in part,

“It seems to me that my daughter and her classmates have…

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From Civil Rights to Black Power: The Significance of the 1965-66 Alabama Freedom Movement By Abayomi Azikiwe, January 27, 2015

With the release of the “Selma” film tremendous interests has been generated among youth activists in the struggle for Voting Rights as it reached its apex in March 1965.
This campaign for the ballot in Dallas County, Alabama, where Selma…

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Has the Ebola Pandemic Been Contained? The Number of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Cases in Rapid Decline By Abayomi Azikiwe, January 27, 2015

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Margaret Chan has reported that the numbers of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases are in rapid decline.
Nevertheless, the United Nations affiliated agency says that this is no reason for the world community to…

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When Idiocy Counts: Australia’s Knighting of Prince Philip By Binoy Kampmark, January 27, 2015

“Prince Philip has been a great servant of Australia, he’s been a great servant of all the countries of the Commonwealth.” – Australian PM, Tony Abbott, Jan 26, 2015
History can be a register of the pointless and baffling.  Australia’s…

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It Is Time For Iran To Tell The West ‘Goodbye’ By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, January 27, 2015

From all appearances, the Obama regime’s negotiations with Iran, overseen by Russia, were on the verge of ending the contrived nuclear issue. An end to the confrontation is unacceptable to the Zionist Israeli government and to their neocon agents in…

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How Israeli High-Tech Security Firms Are Turning the U.S.-Mexico Border into a “New Kind of Hell” By Todd Miller and Gabriel Schivone, January 27, 2015

It was October 2012. Roei Elkabetz, a brigadier general for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was explaining his country’s border policing strategies. In his PowerPoint presentation, a photo of the enclosure wall that isolates the Gaza Strip from Israel clicked…

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Greece: Meaningful Economic Reforms Could Come Through BRICS and Russia? By Joaquin Flores, January 27, 2015

The sounds of champagne decorking and exuberant cheers among Syriza volunteers, supportive voters, and their struggling-but-comfortable socialist middle-class base within the intelligentsia and literati, could be heard across Athens’ cafes in the clean areas of town. Election results were finalized…

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Oregon Unions Rally for a $15 Minimum Wage By Shamus Cooke, January 27, 2015

Hundreds rallied On January 24th at Oregon’s capitol building to demand a statewide $15 minimum wage.  The rally marked the beginning of a statewide campaign that has already earned support from Oregon’s labor movement and many community groups. 
The rally…

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The Case for Bringing Syria Into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) By Andrew Korybko, January 27, 2015

Syria is ground-zero in the battle between the Resistant & Defiant (R&D) multipolar states and the unipolar world, and the resolution of the conflict would therefore have enormous implications for both sides. Thus far, however, the only R&D states that…

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U.S. Mainstream Media Warning Greece Against a Radical Leftist Break with Austerity By Jim Naureckas, January 27, 2015

The Washington Post illustrated the victory of Greece’s Syriza with a photo of marchers carrying the flag of an Italian neo-Communist party. Caption: “Leftist victory could put Athens at odds with the rest of Europe.” (photo: Petros Giannakouris/AP)
The Washington…

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Jury Convicts Former CIA Officer Jeffrey Sterling of Leaking to Journalist and Violating Espionage Act By Kevin Gosztola, January 27, 2015

Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, left, leaves the Alexandria Federal Courthouse on Jan. 26 with his wife Holly, center, and attorney Barry Pollack, after being convicted on all nine counts he faced of leaking classified information to a reporter. (Photo:…

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US Resumes Drone Strikes in Yemen By Thomas Gaist, January 27, 2015

Just days after Houthi rebels in Yemen’s capital of Sanaa toppled the US-backed government of Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, Washington has resumed its drone war against the impoverished country, killing a 12-year-old boy and two alleged Al Qaeda militants in…

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Syriza Forms Coalition Government with Right-wing Independent Greeks By Robert Stevens, January 27, 2015

It took just hours for the leftist pretensions of Syriza, (the Coalition of the Radical Left) to be exposed following its victory in Sunday’s Greek general election.
Syriza won 36.3 percent of the vote, obtaining 2,246,064 votes, but its final…

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Media Take on Greek Elections: Mad Leftists Win in Protest By Laura Flanders, January 27, 2015

Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the leftwing Syriza Party in Greece, is now the nation’s Prime Minister. (Photo: GreekCurrent.com)

When it comes to elections, there’s the “who” of politics and then there’s the “what” of it. What do parties and…

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Costa Rica Rules GMO Approval Process ‘Unconstitutional’ By Anthony Gucciardi, January 27, 2015

Here’s some powerful news you may have missed buried amid the footnotes of major news websites: Costa Rica’s Supreme Court has formally declared the nation’s GMO approval process to be highly ‘unconstitutional.’
In what amounts to great news in the…

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U.S. Taxpayers Pay A Quarter Million For Obama To Visit New Dictator King For Four Hours By Steve Watson, January 27, 2015

President Obama will today stop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for just four hours to meet the country’s new King and pay his respects to the widely perceived ‘butcher’ King Abdullah, who died on Friday – and it will cost US…

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Who was Shelling the City of Mariupol? By Vladimir Kozin, January 27, 2015

According to the Ministry of Defence of the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Ukranian Army has misinterpreted the column of its own 18th Batallion of the 28th Mechanized Brigade moving very close to Mariupol January 24th, 2015 as if it belonged…

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Pentagon Asks College to ‘Honor’ Dead Saudi King in Essay Contest By Mikael Thalen, January 27, 2015

Pentagon officials announced the creation of an essay competition Monday to honor recently deceased Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.
According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Defense, attendees of the National Defense University have been tasked with…

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New US Regulations on Trade and Travel to Cuba By Granma, January 27, 2015

The U.S. government has begun implementation of measures previously announced by President Obama, eliminating some restrictions on trade with Cuba, and travel to the country by U.S. citizens in certain categories. The economic, financial and commercial blockade remains in place,…

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Hollywood Propaganda: Why do Critics Love “American Sniper”? By Jonathan Cook, January 27, 2015

I watched American Sniper the other night and it really is the most puerile propaganda imaginable. It is not even as though it is simply unfair to the “enemy” – that is, mostly ordinary Iraqis, who are shown to be…

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Canada Leaps into the Empire of Chaos By Jim Miles, January 27, 2015

Canada has always been a part of U.S. imperial ambitions, in spite of our pretensions otherwise.  Locked in as we are to the U.S. economy and our dollar only relevant in comparison to the US$,  up until the Harper regime…

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American Sniper: Hollywood and Our Homeland Insecurity Complex By Patrick Henningsen, January 27, 2015

I don’t normally jump on cue to see any film or read any book, no matter how big the hype might be. I made an exception for Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper, released this week, and with some passionately mixed reviews.…