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Prisoner Swap, Hodeida Ceasefire Mark Successful First Step in Yemen Peace Talks

    Prisoner Swap, Hodeida Ceasefire Mark Successful First Step in Yemen Peace Talks

RIMBO, SWEDEN — Following three years of one of the bloodiest battles of the 21st century, the Saudi assault on Yemen’s key port city of Hodeida may be nearing its end. The Saudi-led coalition and Ansar Allah, the political wing of the Houthi resistance movement, have agreed to a ceasefire in Hodeida and in the…

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How the United States Kept Arms Flowing into South Sudan

    How the United States Kept Arms Flowing into South Sudan

During the South Sudanese Civil War, which has claimed nearly 400,000 lives, the United States helped the main belligerent in the war continually acquire arms through Uganda, a close U.S. ally in the region. For years, the Ugandan government channeled arms, ammunition, and military aircraft to the regime of President Salva Kiir, according to multiple reports…

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Green New Deal Advocates Shouldn’t Overlook Militarism

    Green New Deal Advocates Shouldn’t Overlook Militarism

In the spirit of a new year and a new Congress, 2019 may well be our best and last opportunity to steer our ship of state away from the twin planetary perils of environmental chaos and militarism, charting a course toward an earth-affirming 21st century. The environmental crisis was laid bare by the sobering December…

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Child Sex Slavery Ring Run by Former Israeli Soldier Dismantled by Colombian Police

    Child Sex Slavery Ring Run by Former Israeli Soldier Dismantled by Colombian Police

MEDELLÍN, COLOMBIA — A large child sex slavery ring overseen by Israelis was dismantled by Colombian police earlier this week, in a story that has shocked Colombia and much of Latin America but received minimal coverage from mainstream Western media outlets. The network had been active since 2011 and expressly “recruited” young, underage females in…

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The EU and the Warning Signs of Fascism

  The EU and the Warning Signs of Fascism

Things are spiraling out of control in Europe, faster than many predicted. Outside of Brexit, there is a strong anti-EU feeling in Hungary, Spain, Italy, Greece and France. The EU is in danger of crumbling, and people afraid of losing power are prone to extreme acts of dictatorial control. How long before the EU truly…

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Russia Slams Illegal US Occupation of Southwest Syria

  Russia Slams Illegal US Occupation of Southwest Syria

On Tuesday a top Russian military official slammed the United States for “illegally occupying” a massive zone in southwest Syria surrounding the American garrison of al-Tanf, effectively protecting some 6,000 armed militants that Russia has designated terrorists. The Head of Russia’s National Defense Control Center, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, called the US-occupied area “the last stronghold of evil” which…

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The Curious Case of Russian TV Spies at 77 Brigade’s Doorstep

  The Curious Case of Russian TV Spies at 77 Brigade’s Doorstep

The Pantomime season is beginning in London. These particularly British stage shows are all-singing, all-dancing, slapstick comedies, mostly based on old fairy tales and peculiar to the British sense of humor, or what nowadays passes for that pleasant but disappearing national characteristic. On December 8, ‘Snow White’ opened at the London Palladium, ‘Peter Pan’ at Richmond…

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Why Won’t the US Supreme Court Do Anything About Racism?

  Why Won’t the US Supreme Court Do Anything About Racism?

The Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke fired 16 shots, killing the African-American teenager Laquan McDonald; 14 of those shots were apparently fired while McDonald lay on the ground. It took four years and the expulsion of the state attorney general before the trial against Van Dyke for first-degree murder resulted in convictions for the…

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The Limits Of Dissent – Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian

  The Limits Of Dissent – Glenn Greenwald And The Guardian

When we think of prisons, we tend to think of Alcatraz, Bang Kwang and Belmarsh with their guard towers, iron bars and concrete. But in his forthcoming book, ’33 Myths of the System’, Darren Allen invites us to imagine a prison with walls made entirely of vacuous guff: Censorship is unnecessary in a system in which…

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AFRICOM is More about Natural Resources than Fighting Terrorism

  AFRICOM is More about Natural Resources than Fighting Terrorism

Amid the George HW Bush imperial death-orgy, the endless saga of Midtown Mussolini’s daily news cycle, the seemingly unprecedented political upsurge in France, and countless other show-stopping news stories, you likely missed three very sad, yet revealing, incidents out of the Sahel region of West-Central Africa. First, on November 18th, a massive offensive against a…

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