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Is Netanyahu Playing a Geopolitical Chess Game to Drive a Wedge Between Russia and Syria?

    Is Netanyahu Playing a Geopolitical Chess Game to Drive a Wedge Between Russia and Syria?

MOSCOW – (Analysis) A string of events, beginning with the exchange of missiles between Israeli and Syrian forces last Thursday, has brought the relationship between Russia and Syria under new scrutiny, leading some to suggest that Syria’s greatest ally may be faltering in its resolve to protect the government of Bashar al-Assad from regime change. On…

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GOP Hostility Toward Iran Secured After Adelson Gives $30 Million To Top Super PAC

    GOP Hostility Toward Iran Secured After Adelson Gives $30 Million To Top Super PAC

WASHINGTON – With the 2018 Congressional midterm elections approaching, Republicans – eager to keep their control of both houses of Congress – have been seeking lucrative donations that would give Republican candidates an advantage in the lead-up to November. On Thursday, those efforts paid off in a big way as the top Republican congressional political…

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Haley, Pence Convey US Message on Venezuela: Only Election Worth Holding is One that Results in Regime Change

    Haley, Pence Convey US Message on Venezuela: Only Election Worth Holding is One that Results in Regime Change

WASHINGTON – As aggressive neoconservatives increasingly take the helm of the United States foreign policy establishment, Washington’s appetite for “regime change” has only grown. The reinvigorated mood for intervening in the internal affairs of nations who don’t adhere to Washington’s dictates was on full display Tuesday as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley…

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Interview: Western-Trained Brazilian Troops Deepen Nightmare for Homeless Women of Rio

    Interview: Western-Trained Brazilian Troops Deepen Nightmare for Homeless Women of Rio

RIO DE JANEIRO (Interview) — Brazil’s federal government, led by President Michel Temer, gave the green light for a military takeover of all police duties in the state of Rio de Janeiro on February 16. His justification for the move? The restoration of law and order. Criminal gangs and violence had, in his words, “virtually…

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US to Iran, North Korea: We Get Nuclear Weapons and You Don’t

  US to Iran, North Korea: We Get Nuclear Weapons and You Don’t

WASHINGTON — The United States’ invasion of Iraq was but a few months away when Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva — or Lula, as he is commonly known — was sworn in as president of Brazil, Latin America’s largest country. Big things were expected of the plain-spoken former lathe-operator who’d lost a pinky finger in…

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Mood Darkens as US, Japan, North Korea Start Throwing Punches on Way to the Ring

  Mood Darkens as US, Japan, North Korea Start Throwing Punches on Way to the Ring

WASHINGTON — As the U.S. summit with North Korea fast approaches, both countries are jostling to preserve their respective interests. The tense signals, subtle shifts in position, and U.S. provocations make clear that the summit won’t be short on tough negotiations. Despite the honeyed words of previous months following U.S. President Donald Trump’s agreement to…

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May Day Repression Reveals Savagery of U.S. Colonialism, Resilience of Puerto Rico’s People

  May Day Repression Reveals Savagery of U.S. Colonialism, Resilience of Puerto Rico’s People

SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — Puerto Rico’s capital was the site of massive scenes of brutal repression as police clamped down on an International Workers Day march using overwhelming violent force, scattering thousands of protesters who gathered to resist austerity measures and anti-worker attacks on the people of the U.S colonial territory. Despite the colonial…

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Nuttier than a Fruitcake: White America’s Racial Psychopathy

  Nuttier than a Fruitcake: White America’s Racial Psychopathy

INDIANAPOLIS — Were it not, perhaps, for Stanley Kubrick’s deft direction, the fight scene in the 1960 Hollywood classic Spartacus might well have been laughable rather than iconic. At nearly six-feet-four-inches tall, the African gladiator Draba, played by the former pro football star, Woody Strode, towered over Kirk Douglas’s eponymous character. The two actors, both…

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Amid Afghanistan Quagmire, U.S. Spending Billions on “Dysfunctional” Reconstruction Efforts

  Amid Afghanistan Quagmire, U.S. Spending Billions on “Dysfunctional” Reconstruction Efforts

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN — The ongoing Afghan quagmire appears to be a vast funnel sucking away billions of dollars of reconstruction funds and U.S. taxpayer money with nearly no oversight or accountability, a new report by a U.S. government watchdog has warned. The audit, by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), casts a grim…

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France’s Macron Blasts “Very Insane” US Strategy as Trump Mulls Scrapping Iran Nuke Deal

  France’s Macron Blasts “Very Insane” US Strategy as Trump Mulls Scrapping Iran Nuke Deal

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly appears to be pursuing his “gut instinct” on the Iran nuclear deal and is leaning toward withdrawing from the landmark accord, according to French President Emmanuel Macron. The French leader has agreed with Trump that a “new arrangement” must be worked out with Iran, although the two leaders…

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