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The Vienna School: Incubating the Racism Behind the New Zealand Attack

    The Vienna School: Incubating the Racism Behind the New Zealand Attack

The massacre of 49 people including children at a mosque in New Zealand has not come out of the blue — it follows the mainstreaming of the same ideology that inspired the first major far-right terrorist attack of this decade: the 2011 massacre in Norway by Anders Behring Breivik. Brenton Tarrant, who live-streamed his attack on the…

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The Thoughts and Prayers from War-Mongers and Islamophobes Ring Hollow

    The Thoughts and Prayers from War-Mongers and Islamophobes Ring Hollow

WASHINGTON — Following the horrific shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, statements of solidarity and sympathy have poured in from around the world, condemning the act and remembering the lives of the 50 people, including several children, who lost their lives. Yet, not everyone expressing sympathy has been deemed sincere by those in…

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How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report

    How US Sanctions are Hurting Iran: A Firsthand Report

On a recent delegation to Iran, we experienced first-hand the legendary Iranian hospitality. Iranians are particularly thrilled to meet Americans, but as we discovered, our government’s policies are hurting the very people who want to be our friends. As our 28-person delegation traveled through the country wearing messages on our jackets proclaiming “Peace with Iran”…

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Trump and the Venezuelan Opposition Have Much in Common

    Trump and the Venezuelan Opposition Have Much in Common

Michael Cohen’s statement last Wednesday that he fears Trump would not concede defeat in the 2020 elections has sparked concern about the breakdown of basic rules of democratic electoral politics. Indeed, as far back as the 2016 presidential elections, Trump refused to vow that he would recognize the official results if Hillary Clinton were to…

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Talks Falter As Trump Refuses North Korea’s Call for Sanctions Relief

  Talks Falter As Trump Refuses North Korea’s Call for Sanctions Relief

Even armchair observers probably understood long before the Hanoi summit had even been scheduled that the gulf between the American and North Korean positions on denuclearization was probably too wide to overcome (after nearly a year of talks, the two sides are no closer to a deal). Yet, President Trump had apparently hoped that the…

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Meet Juan Guaido’s First Ambassador, Fake Twitter Diplomat Slammed by Costa Rica for ‘Unacceptable Entry’

  Meet Juan Guaido’s First Ambassador, Fake Twitter Diplomat Slammed by Costa Rica for ‘Unacceptable Entry’

Grayzone — While tweeting that she had taken charge of Venezuela’s Embassy in Costa Rica on February 20, Maria Faría demonstrated that she was more familiar with the conventions of social media than those dictating international diplomacy. “In fulfillment of the diplomatic functions, assigned by President Juan Guaido”, tweeted Faría, referring to the US-appointed leader of Venezuela’s parallel coup…

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Watch | A Visit to Mysterious US Air Firm Accused of Arming Right-Wing Insurgency in Venezuela

  Watch | A Visit to Mysterious US Air Firm Accused of Arming Right-Wing Insurgency in Venezuela

 Grayzone — Venezuelan authorities discovered a secret cache of weapons and equipment on February 3 on board a Boeing 767. The shipment included 19 assault weapons (mostly AR-15s) and 90 military grade radio antennas. The flight had flown from Miami to Valencia in the Venezuelan province of Carabobo. Venezuelan authorities accused the CIA and far-right wing groups in Miami of smuggling…

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How Donald Trump Finally Won Over “Liberal” Media

  How Donald Trump Finally Won Over “Liberal” Media

Maybe Donald Trump isn’t as stupid as I thought. I’d hate to have to admit that publicly, but it does kind of seem like he has put one over on the liberal corporate media this time. Scanning the recent Trump-related news, I couldn’t help but notice a significant decline in the number of references to…

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Trump To Move US Troops from Syria to Iraq to “Watch” Iran, “Protect Israel”

  Trump To Move US Troops from Syria to Iraq to “Watch” Iran, “Protect Israel”

WASHINGTON — In a pre-Super Bowl interview on Sunday, President Donald Trump discussed his plan for a troop withdrawal from Syria, which, as it turns out, doesn’t involve many troops vacating the Middle East. Instead, Trump said the troops would mostly be “going to our base in Iraq.” CBS’s Margaret Brennan held a wide-ranging interview…

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Trump Explodes at CIA over Iran: “Naive and Passive,” “Go Back to School!”

  Trump Explodes at CIA over Iran: “Naive and Passive,” “Go Back to School!”

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – Our great leader has delivered himself of some weighty pronouncements about Iran, about which he knows not a single little thing, likely even where exactly it is. He called the US intelligence agencies “passive and naive” on Iran, said that Tehran had become less active since Trump violated the 2015…

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