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America’s Drug Wars in Africa: Missing Money, and a Phantom $500 Million

    America’s Drug Wars in Africa: Missing Money, and a Phantom $500 Million

2017 was a year of investigations for U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM).  There was the investigation of the two-star commander of U.S. Army Africa who allegedly sent racy texts to an enlisted man’s wife.  There was the investigation into the alleged killing of a Special Forces soldier by Navy SEALs in Mali. There was the inquiry into reports of…

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Google Maybe Partnering With Brazil’s Government to Influence Public Opinion

    Google Maybe Partnering With Brazil’s Government to Influence Public Opinion

A January 12 article on the website of O Globo, one of Brazil’s most widely read daily newspapers, alleges that Brazil’s government is seeking to work with Google to customize search results for Brazilian users, based on their location and possibly other characteristics. According to the O Globo article, which did not name its sources, the government is hoping to…

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The Trial and Conviction of the Holy Land Foundation Five

    The Trial and Conviction of the Holy Land Foundation Five

On December 4, 2001, less than three months after 9/11, President George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13224, which designated Holy Land Foundation (HLF) as a terrorist organization. On February 27, 2002, the Wall Street Journal quoted Bush as having said: The facts are clear… The terrorists benefit from the Holy Land Foundation, and we’re…

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The Plot To Franchise The White Helmets Worldwide

    The Plot To Franchise The White Helmets Worldwide

I sat down with my coffee this beautiful Australian morning to watch two of my favorite independent media figures jam together in a Corbett Report interview of renowned independent investigative journalist Vanessa Beeley. About two-thirds of the way through, I nearly fell out of my chair. At 24:30 of the clip, the following bone-chilling conversation takes place about…

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Operation Pacific Eagle in the Philippines: Washington’s New Colonial War

  Operation Pacific Eagle in the Philippines: Washington’s New Colonial War

In the first part of this MPN exclusive, we speak to Ka Oris of the New People’s Army and Professors William I. Robinson and Roland Simbulan about the new U.S. intervention in Asia, which raises the Philippines to the same level as Syria and Iraq for the Pentagon’s war plans. In the second part, we…

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New Footage Reveals the British Empire’s Hidden Workings in India and Iran

  New Footage Reveals the British Empire’s Hidden Workings in India and Iran

In a basement office at the Royal Geographical Society in London’s South Kensington, grainy 16mm film footage flickers silently across the screen, one of over a hundred expeditionary and travel films digitized recently by the society and the British Film Institute. They are now free to watch on the BFI website. The collection ranges from professional expedition documentaries…

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How Did al Qaeda In Syria End Up With Anti-Aircraft Missiles?

  How Did al Qaeda In Syria End Up With Anti-Aircraft Missiles?

After the terrorist group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a rebrand of Jabhat al-Nusra, which is the Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate, claimed responsibility for the dramatic downing of a Russian Su-25 fighter jet over Idlib in northwest Syria on Saturday – the first Russian plane downed in Syria since 2015 – a number of analysts have published articles asking the obvious million…

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Israel Gives Ultimatum to African Asylum Seekers: Cash or Life in Prison

  Israel Gives Ultimatum to African Asylum Seekers: Cash or Life in Prison

HERZLIYA, Israel (AP) — Thousands of African asylum seekers on Wednesday protested outside the Rwandan Embassy in Israel, calling on the African country not to cooperate with an Israeli plan to deport them. Israel has given thousands of migrants in the country until April 1 to accept an offer to leave for an unnamed African…

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UK Court Blocks Hacktivist’s Extradition Over Oppressive US Prison Conditions

  UK Court Blocks Hacktivist’s Extradition Over Oppressive US Prison Conditions

In a landmark decision, the United Kingdom’s High Court of Justice quashed the extradition of activist and computer scientist Lauri Love because it is possible prison conditions would result in his death if transferred to the United States to stand trial. Love was indicted three-to-five years ago by three federal district courts for allegedly hacking…

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Five Reasons To Be Absolutely Certain That The Establishment Is Lying About Syria

  Five Reasons To Be Absolutely Certain That The Establishment Is Lying About Syria

Whenever you see UN Ambassador Nikki Haley on video she’s trying to start World War Three. At today’s UN Security Council Haley gave remarks about why the UN should “take action” against two of the US power establishment’s favorite targets, Russia and the Syrian government, due to allegations that Bashar al-Assad has been using chemical weapons. That’s…

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