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The UK’s Hidden Hand in Julian Assange’s Detention

    The UK’s Hidden Hand in Julian Assange’s Detention

It now emerges that the last four years of Julian Assange’s effective imprisonment in the Ecuadorean embassy in London have been entirely unnecessary. In fact, they depended on a legal charade. Behind the scenes, Sweden wanted to drop the extradition case against Assange back in 2013. Why was this not made public? Because Britain persuaded Sweden to…

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Outsourcing Intel: How Intel-for-Hire Undermines U.S. Intelligence

    Outsourcing Intel: How Intel-for-Hire Undermines U.S. Intelligence

In 2016, Tim Shorrock wrote an article describing the five intelligence giants that control domestic policy, foreign policy, military, and civilian leaders with the products they sell. They create the information, analyze the information, and decide who the President of the United States will see as an enemy and who as a friend. The smaller companies provide…

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The Lorde Saga – The Consequences of Boycotting Israel

    The Lorde Saga – The Consequences of Boycotting Israel

Opinion– The Lorde saga has now reached new riveting heights. Just a few months ago on December 21st, 2017 two young female fans from Aotearoa, New Zealand wrote an open letter urging Lorde to cancel her Tel Aviv concert, scheduled for June of this year. A few days later Lorde a 21-year-old singer and songwriter…

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Hundreds of Russian Fighters Killed in US Airstrikes in Syria

    Hundreds of Russian Fighters Killed in US Airstrikes in Syria

Following up to last night’s bombshell report that at least two Russian mercenary fighters in Syria had been killed by U.S.-led coalition forces, this morning Bloomberg is out with an exclusive, according to which the body count is far greater than had been disclosed: U.S. forces reportedly killed “scores” of Russian contract soldiers in Syria last week…

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BDS and Israel’s Declining Support Among Diaspora Jews

  BDS and Israel’s Declining Support Among Diaspora Jews

Opinion — Like its predecessor movement decades ago in South Africa, assessing the success of BDS against Israel today necessarily rubs up against the tension between Israeli hasbara (propaganda) and its reality as an effective organizing tool against it throughout the world. Though Israel has repeatedly claimed BDS has proven to be a failed venture,…

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The New Threat Posed by Privatizing America’s Intelligence Agencies

  The New Threat Posed by Privatizing America’s Intelligence Agencies

Back in 1991, during the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the general consensus of the intelligence community was that America needed a strong Russia. Russians bore the weight of dismantling the Soviet Union and an internally strong and stable Russia was considered the biggest stable democratic government in the hemisphere. A strong Russia provides stability…

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Kurdish Militias in Conflict-Ridden Northeastern Syria Turn to Kidnapping, Conscription, ISIS-like Tactics

  Kurdish Militias in Conflict-Ridden Northeastern Syria Turn to Kidnapping, Conscription, ISIS-like Tactics

Sarah Abed is an independent journalist and political commentator.  She covers a broad range of issues relating to the Syrian war, Kurdish issues in Iraq and Syria, as well as U.S policy in the Middle East.  The following is an account of Sarah’s conversations with Aramean Christians living under Kurdish rule in occupied northern Syria, as…

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Terror Attack That Alex Jones Blamed on Muslims, Revealed to Be Inspired by Frequent Guest on His Show

  Terror Attack That Alex Jones Blamed on Muslims, Revealed to Be Inspired by Frequent Guest on His Show

During the early morning of June 19, 2017, a man drove a 3.5 ton van into a crowd in Finsbury Park, London. The attacker targeted worshippers leaving the nearby Muslim Welfare House mosque after finishing evening prayers. One man was killed and 10 others were injured. The driver of the van reportedly shouted that he wanted to “kill all…

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Moscow Slams “Illegal US Presence in Syria” Following US Airstrikes on Syrian Troops

  Moscow Slams “Illegal US Presence in Syria” Following US Airstrikes on Syrian Troops

Moscow lashed out at the U.S. this morning, after the U.S.-led coalition in Syria carried out several “defensive” airstrikes against Syrian forces allied with President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province – purportedly in retaliation for what the coalition said was an “unprovoked” attack on the U.S.-backed left-wing rebel group. In response, during a…

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America’s Drug Wars in Africa: Missing Money, and a Phantom $500 Million

  America’s Drug Wars in Africa: Missing Money, and a Phantom $500 Million

2017 was a year of investigations for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).  There was the investigation of the two-star commander of U.S. Army Africa who allegedly sent racy texts to an enlisted man’s wife.  There was the investigation into the alleged killing of a Special Forces soldier by Navy SEALs in Mali. There was the inquiry into reports of…

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