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Israel’s New ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy Towards Gaza Protesters Denounced as ‘Deeply Alarming’

    Israel’s New ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy Towards Gaza Protesters Denounced as ‘Deeply Alarming’

Ahead of Great March of Return protests slated to continue at the fenced border of the Gaza Strip on Friday, Amnesty International condemned Israel’s reported “zero tolerance” policy toward such demonstrations, warning it likely will lead to more bloodshed after more than six months of confrontations during which Israeli forces have killed more than 150 Palestinians and injured thousands more. “Given…

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US Sanctions on Russia and China Are About More Than Total War

    US Sanctions on Russia and China Are About More Than Total War

A crucial Pentagon report on the US defense industrial base and “supply chain resiliency” bluntly accuses China of “military expansion” and “a strategy of economic aggression,” mostly because Beijing is the only source for “a number of chemical products used in munitions and missiles.” Russia is mentioned only once, but in a crucial paragraph: as a –…

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UN ‘Sheriff’ Nikki Haley Championed Israel at the Expense of the US

    UN ‘Sheriff’ Nikki Haley Championed Israel at the Expense of the US

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Nikki Haley, has made her post a “more glamorous” position than her predecessors — as President Donald Trump described Haley’s 2-year term at the U.N., following her resignation announcement. We may never know the nature of Haley’s purported ‘glamour’ at the U.N., but we certainly know that, during her relatively brief stint, Haley…

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Saudi Royals Considering Replacement For Mohammad bin Salman

    Saudi Royals Considering Replacement For Mohammad bin Salman

The major French daily Le Figaro on Thursday published a bombshell story which reports the Saudi royal family is actively considering a replacement to crown prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) as next in line to succeed his father King Salman as the kingdom finds itself under the greatest international pressure and scrutiny it’s faced in its modern history over…

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The APA Wants Back into Gitmo – and the Pentagon’s Good Graces

  The APA Wants Back into Gitmo – and the Pentagon’s Good Graces

A convention of professional specialists is always revelatory – if not always intellectually edifying. This is especially true of academic disciplines in the Liberal Arts. It is a species of social institution that bears its American birthmark. Now spread throughout the developed world, it was born in the United States and evolved into its present…

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Another Front in Saudi War: Kingdom Deports Yemeni Workers to Face Starvation at “Home”

  Another Front in Saudi War: Kingdom Deports Yemeni Workers to Face Starvation at “Home”

SANA’A, YEMEN — Fifty-year-old Ali al-Za`ali grew up in Yemen’s Hajjah province. Around 30 years ago at the tender age of 20, al-Za`ali left Yemen, even then one of the most poverty-stricken countries on earth, to seek opportunity in neighboring oil-rich Saudi Arabia.  There he sent his modest earnings back to family members in Yemen.…

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In Latest Fit of Censorship, Facebook Deletes Video Detailing Brutal Legacy of Christopher Columbus

  In Latest Fit of Censorship, Facebook Deletes Video Detailing Brutal Legacy of Christopher Columbus

With nothing but a vague “violation of community standards” note and offering no ability to appeal the decision, Facebook has once again blocked a piece of critical journalism—this time a short documentary video depicting the brutal legacy of Christopher Columbus—from its global online platform. “Monbiot’s piece of video journalism was about the airbrushing of history;…

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UN Intervenes: Ecuador Restores Julian Assange’s Internet, Phone And Visitation Privileges

  UN Intervenes: Ecuador Restores Julian Assange’s Internet, Phone And Visitation Privileges

Ecuador has partially restored Julian Assange’s communications in their London Embassy after UN officials met with Ecuador’s president, Lenin Moreno on Friday, reports the Belfast Telegraph. Assange, who has lived in the embassy for over six years, had his phone and internet access taken away in March over political statements he made in violation of “a written…

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Notorious Canadian MP and Defender of Israel’s Human Rights Abuses Ratchets up Campaign Against Venezuela in the Name of Human Rights

  Notorious Canadian MP and Defender of Israel’s Human Rights Abuses Ratchets up Campaign Against Venezuela in the Name of Human Rights

Requesting the International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela’s government is a significant escalation in Ottawa’s campaign of interference in the domestic affairs of another country. Supported by five like-minded South American nations, it’s the first time a member state has been brought before the ICC’s chief prosecutor by other members. In Canada the campaign to have the…

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Phillip Cross: The Mystery Wikipedia Editor Targeting Anti-War Sites

  Phillip Cross: The Mystery Wikipedia Editor Targeting Anti-War Sites

In June, the BBC reported that someone operating under the name ‘Philip Cross’ had been extraordinarily active in editing Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit: Philip Cross” has made hundreds of thousands of edits to Wikipedia pages. But in the process he’s angered anti-war activists and critics of British and Western foreign policy, who claim…

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