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Inside WikiLeaks, the Publisher that Changed the World

    Inside WikiLeaks, the Publisher that Changed the World

Silenced and cut off from the outside world, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been confined to the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the last six years with no access to sunlight, fresh air, or proper medical treatment. Furthermore, last March President Lenin Moreno’s Ecuadorian government cut his access to the internet, phone calls and even…

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Trump’s Helsinki Faceplant Is a Grim Reflection of Washington’s Uncompromising Anti-Russia Crusade

    Trump’s Helsinki Faceplant Is a Grim Reflection of Washington’s Uncompromising Anti-Russia Crusade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – (ANALYSIS) After over a year and a half of anticipation, the first formal meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin was certainly a momentous occasion, but hardly for the intended reasons. It remains too early to definitively tell whether Helsinki will go down in history as the beginning of a new stage…

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No, Putin Didn’t Agree to Play Lackey Against Iran to Appease Trump & Netanyahu

    No, Putin Didn’t Agree to Play Lackey Against Iran to Appease Trump & Netanyahu

TEHRAN, IRAN – Little of real substance seems to have resulted from the infamous Helsinki meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, with even a joint communiqué from the two heads of state failing to materialize. Yet much of the talk about a possible “Helsinki pact” discussed between the two leaders has focused on…

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Knesset’s New Nation State Law Codifies Israel as an Apartheid State

    Knesset’s New Nation State Law Codifies Israel as an Apartheid State

JERUSALEM — After several days of rushing and intense debates, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had his wish come true. He urgently wanted to get the Nation State bill passed into law before the Knesset goes into summer recess on July 22, and for several days now the Knesset committee charged with ironing out the…

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DC Elites Shocked at Trump Bromance with Putin but Give Israel’s Netanyahu a Pass

  DC Elites Shocked at Trump Bromance with Putin but Give Israel’s Netanyahu a Pass

The inside-the-beltway crowd was absolutely outraged and appalled by Trump’s performance at Helsinki. There, Trump violated all the principles of American hawkishness. He sat next to Vladimir Putin, leader of a rival power, signaling that Russia is a peer. He sided with Putin over the assessments of the CIA, the NSA and other US intelligence…

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Israeli Conquest of Gaza Looms as IDF Told to Prepare to “Conquer” Gaza

  Israeli Conquest of Gaza Looms as IDF Told to Prepare to “Conquer” Gaza

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel’s government has instructed the country’s military to prepare for a major military offensive against the Gaza Strip if the launching of “incendiary kites and balloons” over the Gaza-Israel border is not stopped by this Friday. If those objects continue to cross the border, Israel may decide it has “no choice”…

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Can Colombia’s Peace Process Survive the Coming Hard-Right Regime of Ivan Duque?

  Can Colombia’s Peace Process Survive the Coming Hard-Right Regime of Ivan Duque?

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – Leaked reports from the Colombian Armed Forces have alleged that scattered groups of dissident former members of the dissolved Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People’s Army (FARC-EP) plan to hold a guerilla conference and formally unite as a large new guerilla force in the country’s lawless border regions and rural countryside.…

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Artificial Intelligence Experts Warn of ‘Dystopian Future With Robots Flying Around Killing Everybody’

  Artificial Intelligence Experts Warn of ‘Dystopian Future With Robots Flying Around Killing Everybody’

Thousands of artificial intelligence (AI) experts and developers have signed a pledge vowing to “neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons,” and imploring governments worldwide to work together to “create a future with strong international norms, regulations, and laws” barring so-called killer robots. More than 160 companies and groups from…

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Breaking: Yemen Hits Saudi Oil Refinery in Riyadh with New Kind of Drone Attack

  Breaking: Yemen Hits Saudi Oil Refinery in Riyadh with New Kind of Drone Attack

SANA’A, YEMEN — A source inside of Yemen’s Air Force told MintPress that an unmanned long-range drone, dubbed the Samad 2, targeted an Aramco oil refinery in Saudi Arabia’s capital city of Riyadh, located over 1000 km (621 miles) away from Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told MintPress that the…

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Lies About Putin, Syria and the Alawite Alliance: Christians Are Thriving in Syria

  Lies About Putin, Syria and the Alawite Alliance: Christians Are Thriving in Syria

On just about every issue, in 2016, candidate Trump ran in opposition to Sen. Lindsey Graham. Donald Trump won the presidency; Lindsey Graham quit the race with a near-zero popularity, as reflected in the polls. The People certainly loathe the senator from South Carolina. A poll conducted subsequently found that Graham was among the least popular senators.…

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