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Speaking Fees, Selfies, Sucking Up to Power: How BLM Lost its Mojo

    Speaking Fees, Selfies, Sucking Up to Power: How BLM Lost its Mojo

CINCINNATI, OHIO — In a stinging rebuke of Black Lives Matter (BLM), the organization’s local affiliate here last month announced that it was severing all ties to a movement it characterized as opportunistic, too invested in liberal, electoral politics and the Democratic party, and ultimately ineffective in fighting state-sanctioned violence against African-Americans. Black Lives Matter…

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Following Fresh US Sanctions over Syria Ties, Putin Warns Of Global “Chaos” If West Hits Syria Again

    Following Fresh US Sanctions over Syria Ties, Putin Warns Of Global “Chaos” If West Hits Syria Again

Shortly after U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley revealed that Russia would be slapped with a third round of sanctions on Monday for “enabling the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons in civil war,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said that further attacks on Syria by Western forces, “in violation of the U.N. Charter,” would send international relations into “chaos.” In…

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7 Brilliant Insights From Noam Chomsky on American Empire

    7 Brilliant Insights From Noam Chomsky on American Empire

Noam Chomsky is an expert on many matters — linguistics, how our economy functions and propaganda, among others. One area where his wisdom especially shines through is in articulating the structure and functioning of the American empire. Chomsky has been speaking and publishing on the topic since the ’60s. Below are seven powerful quotes on…

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Attacking Syria: Military Brass Thumbs Noses at the Constitution

    Attacking Syria: Military Brass Thumbs Noses at the Constitution

Opinion — The U.S. Constitution and international law suffered a stinging blow last night at the hands of an odd coalition that might be called Goldilocks and two moral dwarfs posing as Marine generals, together with a “Right Dishonorable” harridan and a young French poodle. As was the case 15 years ago when the U.S.…

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Jaysh Al-Islam Leader Criticizes Scale of US Strike on Syria

  Jaysh Al-Islam Leader Criticizes Scale of US Strike on Syria

On April 14, the political leader of Jaysh al-Islam, Mohamad Alloush, expressed his disappointment with the US-UK-France strike that targeted Syria earlier and told Reuters news agency that the strike “was not enough”. Alloush also hinted that the U.S. should have overthrown the Damascus government in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in the Douma district.…

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“People Are Dancing In The Streets”: Syria, Russia, Iran Shrug Off Trump’s Airstrikes

  “People Are Dancing In The Streets”: Syria, Russia, Iran Shrug Off Trump’s Airstrikes

Just like that, Trump’s second Syrian attack appears to have come and gone. Sure, over a 100 cruise missiles were fired on Saturday morning local time at three mostly empty military installations, including one research and two storage facilities in airstrikes that last no more than 70 minutes. Syrian air defenses may or may not…

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Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They’re On The Move

  Central American Migrants Tell MintPress Why They’re On The Move

MEXICO CITY — By the thousands they came, slowly spilling from the fleet of tour buses Tuesday afternoon like clumps of molasses, clutching babies and duffel bags, wearing baseball caps and bandanas, and chanting and cheering and raising their fists defiantly to the sky. Most of those traveling in the caravan were from Honduras; all…

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As US-Turkey Relations Simmer, Reza Zarrab’s Strange Case Adds Fuel to the Fire

  As US-Turkey Relations Simmer, Reza Zarrab’s Strange Case Adds Fuel to the Fire

ANKARA, TURKEY — There is currently a case making its way through the U.S. federal courts that is playing a significant role in increasing tension between Washington and Ankara. Federal prosecutors in New York recently announced they would seek a 15- to 20-year prison sentence for Mehmet Hakan Atilla, a Turkish national who was formerly…

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Jeremy Corbyn Calls for ‘Withdrawal of All Foreign Forces’ From Syria

  Jeremy Corbyn Calls for ‘Withdrawal of All Foreign Forces’ From Syria

With U.S. President Donald Trump reportedly mulling his “options” for a military attack on Syria while continuing to issue belligerent threats on Twitter, U.K. Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn condemned the Tory government on Friday for “waiting for instructions” from Trump and demanded an immediate resumption of peace talks. “The need to restart genuine negotiations for peace and an…

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John Bolton And James Mattis Clash Over Syria Strategy

  John Bolton And James Mattis Clash Over Syria Strategy

The latest reports rolling in from Syria suggest that both the Assad regime and Hezbollah have evacuated weapons from likely targets, after CNBC revealed that the U.S. has selected 8 targets to strike, including two airfields, a research center and an alleged chemical weapons facility – after US officials told a reporter they were “fairly confident” the Syrian…

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