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Teaching Kids to Kill at a Far Right Nationalist Summer Camp in Ukraine

    Teaching Kids to Kill at a Far Right Nationalist Summer Camp in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don’t think of your target as a human being. So when these boys and girls shoot, they will shoot to kill. Most are in their teens, but some are as young as 8 years old.…

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Report From the Battlefields of Hodeida: Yemeni Locals Push Back Amid Saudi Bombs, Mercenaries, Blockade

    Report From the Battlefields of Hodeida: Yemeni Locals Push Back Amid Saudi Bombs, Mercenaries, Blockade

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Following twelve days of clashes in Yemen’s strategic port city of Hodeida, the Yemeni Army, supported by local volunteer fighters as well as Ansar Allah (Houthi), has pushed back a large-scale offensive by Saudi Arabia, its coalition allies and the mercenary fighters it employs. The attack is the latest of multiple failed…

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Ten Days in Palestine: A Close-Up View of the Fatuity of the Two-State Solution

    Ten Days in Palestine: A Close-Up View of the Fatuity of the Two-State Solution

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE — In his speech at the party conference, U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said “Let’s give real support to end the oppression of the Palestinian people,” a statement no other Western politician would dare to make. However, the latter part of Corbyn’s statement suggests that Britain must “move to a genuine two-state solution…

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Israel to Police European Coastlines – Protecting the Continent from Refugees?

    Israel to Police European Coastlines – Protecting the Continent from Refugees?

This sounds like a bad joke. It ain’t. Its real. One fascist government helps another fascist government. Yes, I have written about fascism invading the west before – warning that the European Union (non-union) is being gradually, but ever faster turned into a fascist dictatorship under the guise of democratic protection of ‘Democracy’; and this…

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Deaths from the War on Yemen Have Been Underestimated by 5 to 1

  Deaths from the War on Yemen Have Been Underestimated by 5 to 1

An NGO responsible for reporting on war deaths in Yemen has acknowledged that it has underestimated the casualties in the three-year-old conflict by at least five to one. Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project had originally estimated that about 10,000 people had been killed in the war in Yemen, roughly the same number reported by…

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Media Ignores the Plight of Kirill Vyshinsky: A Russian Journalist Imprisoned Without Trial in Ukraine

  Media Ignores the Plight of Kirill Vyshinsky: A Russian Journalist Imprisoned Without Trial in Ukraine

The case of Russian-Ukranian journalist, Kirill Vyshinsky, imprisoned without fair trail in Ukraine since mid-May is yet another in a long list of attacks on journalists by NATO-aligned countries that never make the headlines. A petition for Vyshinsky’s release reads: On May 15, 2018, the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) carried out a massive operation against journalists, having forcefully…

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UN Food Storage Facility Targeted as Saudi Coalition Closes in on Hodeida

  UN Food Storage Facility Targeted as Saudi Coalition Closes in on Hodeida

HODEIDA,YEMEN– At least 15 civilians were killed on Thursday after Saudi-led coalition aircraft and artillery carried out strikes against a residential area in Yemen’s strategic western province of Hodeida and the border areas of Sadaa. A local source told MintPress News that Saudi jets conducted airstrikes against the al-Jabaliyah area in the al-Tuheita district in…

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MPN on the Ground: Global Migrants Converge on Mexico City to Assist Central American Migrant Caravan

  MPN on the Ground: Global Migrants Converge on Mexico City to Assist Central American Migrant Caravan

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – Over the past week, Mexico’s sprawling capital has been transformed into the flashpoint of a global humanitarian crisis of forced migration that is rearing its head in all parts of the globe. The crisis, whose latest focal point is the migrant caravan from Honduras, as well as smaller caravans from Guatemala…

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Nations the World Over Disapprove of US Foreign Policy, Except for Israel

  Nations the World Over Disapprove of US Foreign Policy, Except for Israel

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to condemn the US embargo against Cuba. A total of 189 member-nations said Cuba did not deserve this embargo, which began in 1961 and has continued unabated to this day. Only two countries – the United States and Israel – voted against the motion. No country abstained. Cuba’s…

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As Venezuela Prepares to Dump Dollar, Caracas Moves to Repatriate Gold from Bank of England

  As Venezuela Prepares to Dump Dollar, Caracas Moves to Repatriate Gold from Bank of England

Venezuela is looking to repatriate 14 tonnes of gold from the Bank of England as US-led sanctions target their international assets, Reuters has reported. The move, which will bring around US $550 million of international reserves back under Caracas’ control, was initiated two months ago by the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV), according to an unnamed official…

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