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As American as Apple Pie: Rape in a Culture that Looks the Other Way

    As American as Apple Pie: Rape in a Culture that Looks the Other Way

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA — Shortly before midnight on September 3, 1944, an African-American sharecropper named Recy Taylor was walking home from church with two companions in Abbeville, Alabama when the women noticed a green Chevy sedan drive past four times before finally rattling to a stop just a few feet ahead. Seven white men, armed…

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Netanyahu Corruption Case: Bibi Skates on Genocide, Trips on Graft

    Netanyahu Corruption Case: Bibi Skates on Genocide, Trips on Graft

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Out of a total of 13 prime ministers that served since Israel was established in 1948, Benjamin Netanyahu is the fifth who has been accused of corruption. The Israeli police had opened files against Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert, and now Netanyahu. Rabin was forced to resign because…

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Genocide? As Gaza Dries Out, Israel Turns Off Fresh Water Spigot

    Genocide? As Gaza Dries Out, Israel Turns Off Fresh Water Spigot

GAZA  (Analysis) — Near the end of last month, Haaretz reported that, according to an expert hydrologist, 97 percent of Gaza’s drinking water has been contaminated by sewage and salt. The UN also confirmed that this was the case early last year, and clearly, the situation has remained unchanged even up until 2018. Robert Piper, the…

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Will Petrodollar Give Way to Petroyuan? China Makes First Move this March

    Will Petrodollar Give Way to Petroyuan? China Makes First Move this March

BEIJING — Wall Street is bracing for a potential shake-up as China is set to launch its first-ever crude oil futures contract late March at the Shanghai Futures Exchange. The move, which had been laid out in 2012 but faced delays over possible market turbulence, could represent a bold step forward in China’s rise as…

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Operation Pacific Eagle: Duterte Falls in Line with US Plans for the Philippines

  Operation Pacific Eagle: Duterte Falls in Line with US Plans for the Philippines

In the second part of this MPN exclusive, we examine the U.S. military’s latest intervention in Asia, its 120 years of imperialist domination in the Philippines, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s half-hearted push for independence from Washington. We speak to exiled Filipino revolutionary Jose Maria Sison and Professors William I. Robinson and Roland Simbulan. In…

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America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

  America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

I’m in my mid-thirties, which means that, after the 9/11 attacks, when this country went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq in what President George W. Bush called the “Global War on Terror,” I was still in college. I remember taking part in a couple of campus antiwar demonstrations and, while working as a waitress…

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Jeff Sessions’ Dog Whistle to White Supremacy: Sheriffs Guard Our “Anglo-American Heritage”

  Jeff Sessions’ Dog Whistle to White Supremacy: Sheriffs Guard Our “Anglo-American Heritage”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed a meeting of the National Sheriff’s Association on February 12 in Washington. As the nation’s chief law enforcer, Sessions was “among friends” and such an appearance should have been uneventful. What could possibly go wrong? Well … it appears that the Attorney General may have improvised a…

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As Regime Change Fails, Is A Military Coup or US Invasion of Venezuela Next?

  As Regime Change Fails, Is A Military Coup or US Invasion of Venezuela Next?

Several signals point to a possible military strike on Venezuela, with high-ranking officials and influential politicians making clear that it is a distinct possibility. Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Texas, on February 1, Secretary of State Tillerson suggested a potential military coup in in the country. Tillerson then visited allied Latin American countries urging regime change and…

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US Finally Admits “No Evidence” Assad Used Sarin Gas

  US Finally Admits “No Evidence” Assad Used Sarin Gas

Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated on or about February 2nd, 2018 that the United States has “no evidence” that the Syrian government used the banned nerve agent Sarin against its own people in attacks in 2013 and 2017. The most recent accusation provoked a massive Tomahawk strike ordered by President Trump that was quite provocative in the…

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Rosario Dawson, Angela Davis, Cornel West Among 27 US Figures Calling for Release of Ahed Tamimi

  Rosario Dawson, Angela Davis, Cornel West Among 27 US Figures Calling for Release of Ahed Tamimi

More than two-dozen high-profile art and film figures, as well as athletes and academics, from the U.S. have signed a petition calling for the release of Palestinian iconic teen Ahed Tamimi who faces 12 charges and is being tried in an Israeli military court behind closed doors. Netflix Marvel series star Rosario Dawson, Grey’s Anatomy star…

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