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American Wars Are off the Charts Under Donald Trump

    American Wars Are off the Charts Under Donald Trump

Here’s a statement it might be hard to disagree with: American war is off the charts. Still, I’d like to explain — but I’m nervous about doing so. I know perfectly well that the next word I plan to write will send most of you tumbling elsewhere in a universe in which “news” is the…

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Is the United States Giving up on Its Project in Venezuela ?

    Is the United States Giving up on Its Project in Venezuela ?

The silence is almost deafening. Is it the quiet before the storm? – Or is the US giving up on Venezuela? I don’t think so. It’s more like a regrouping after a first defeat, well, it’s a multiple defeat, if we start counting since the failed coup attempt against Hugo Chavez on 11 April 2002.…

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The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador’s $4.2 B IMF Loan

    The Assange Poop Smear Was Concocted to Cover Ecuador’s $4.2 B IMF Loan

Now that journalist Julian Assange is in the hands of Western authorities thanks to Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno, their media lapdogs are scraping from the bottom of the barrel to smear the WikiLeaks editor with increasingly absurd claims. While Assange is no stranger to smears, this set is particularly distasteful. It started with Ecuadorian Interior…

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CIA Docs Shows UK, France and West Germany Wanted to Bring “Operation Condor” To Europe

    CIA Docs Shows UK, France and West Germany Wanted to Bring “Operation Condor” To Europe

SANTIAGO, CHILE — A recently declassified CIA document has revealed that members of the intelligence agencies of France, the United Kingdom and West Germany discussed how to establish “an anti-subversive organization similar to [the CIA’s Operation] Condor” in their own countries. Described by the CIA as “a cooperative effort by the intelligence/security services of several…

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War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We

  War Versus Peace: Israel Has Decided and So Should We

So, what have we learned from the Israeli legislative elections on April 9? A whole lot. To start with, don’t let such references as the “tight race” between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his main rival, Benny Gantz, fool you. Yes, Israelis are divided on some issues that are particular to their social and…

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As Ukraine Descends to Failed-State Status, US-Backed Fascists Exploit the Chaos

  As Ukraine Descends to Failed-State Status, US-Backed Fascists Exploit the Chaos

KIEV, UKRAINE — Human Rights Watch (HRW) recently issued a damning report of atrocities committed by the Ukranian Security Forces, titled “Ukraine: Events of 2018.” For the past five years, eastern Ukraine has been plunged into a bloody civil war after the United States backed a Neo-Nazi coup dubbed EuroMaidan to overthrow the democratically elected…

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Post-Election Horse-Trading Kicks Off as Netanyahu Builds Israel’s “National No Opposition” Government

  Post-Election Horse-Trading Kicks Off as Netanyahu Builds Israel’s “National No Opposition” Government

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The president of the state of Israel is arguably the most insignificant and unimpressive position on earth. The post was created as a pasture into which to send aging politicians who have become irrelevant but are still in need of a position. The role is void of any consequence — so…

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A Cathedral and a Mosque Engulfed in Fire; One Ravages the Past, the Other Threatens the Future

  A Cathedral and a Mosque Engulfed in Fire; One Ravages the Past, the Other Threatens the Future

The world reacted with shock to the fire that engulfed the Notre Dame Cathedral. A symbol of Paris,  this 13th Century architectural marvel is home to precious historical religious relics and artwork;  made even more famous throughout the world by Victor Hugo’s famous novel, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. World leaders were quick to react to…

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Yemen: Trump Vetos Bill to End US Support, Houthis Add New Missiles, Saudi Arabia and Sudan Dig in

  Yemen: Trump Vetos Bill to End US Support, Houthis Add New Missiles, Saudi Arabia and Sudan Dig in

SANA’A, YEMEN — U.S. president Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a bill passed by Congress to end U.S. military assistance to Saudi Arabia’s for its war in Yemen. The U.S. provides billions of dollars of  sophisticated weapons to the Saudi-led coalition. Members of Congress, lad mostly by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, have expressed outrage over…

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Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy Vision is Incoherent and Dangerous

  Bernie Sanders’ Foreign Policy Vision is Incoherent and Dangerous

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is now leading the pack of Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination. In the previous election cycle, Sanders served as an anti-establishment underdog, bucking Democratic orthodoxy with a strong progressive economic message. But this time the field is more crowded with like-minded candidates –“progressives” like Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, and…

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