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The Last Bus to Idlib: Terrorist Safe-Haven in Syria About to Face a Cleaning Out

    The Last Bus to Idlib: Terrorist Safe-Haven in Syria About to Face a Cleaning Out

IDLIB, SYRIA (Analysis) — Green city buses have delivered their last passengers to Idlib. In a recurring pattern across Syria, at the end of every battle in which Syrian government forces won back their territory, the Russian Center for Reconciliation has made deals with armed fighters: surrender and return to civilian life, or take the…

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Record Deaths Amid Duerte’s US-funded Crackdown on Philippines’ Poor

    Record Deaths Amid Duerte’s US-funded Crackdown on Philippines’ Poor

MANILA – As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte enters his third year in office, his administration has earned the ignominious distinction of ushering in the country’s ranking as the deadliest country for environmental and lands rights defenders in Asia. It’s just the latest indicator of Manila’s careless, if often hostile, attitude toward the rural poor and…

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A Prisoner’s Story of Capture, Detention and Torture in a Secret UAE Prison in Yemen

    A Prisoner’s Story of Capture, Detention and Torture in a Secret UAE Prison in Yemen

SOUTHERN YEMEN — “They come to strip off our clothes not to liberate us. After taking your clothes off, they tie your hands to a steel pole from the right and the left so you are spread open in front of them. Then the sodomizing starts,” a released prisoner from a secret United Arab Emirates…

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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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Ecuador Bows to US and IMF, Entering New Neoliberal Era

  Ecuador Bows to US and IMF, Entering New Neoliberal Era

QUITO, ECUADOR – Ecuador’s passionate re-embrace of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) offers one of the clearest and most dramatic signs that the country’s leadership is dead-set on shedding any vestiges of the “post-neoliberal” era it was said to have entered a decade ago during former President Rafael Correa’s Citizens’ Revolution. The warmth displayed by…

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Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Is Precisely the Pro-Corporate Right-Wing Hack Progressives Fear

  Supreme Court Nominee Kavanaugh Is Precisely the Pro-Corporate Right-Wing Hack Progressives Fear

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s choice Monday night to nominate Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his second Supreme Court nominee has confirmed that Trump seems dead-set on fortifying conservative control of the court for years, if not decades, to come. The 53-year-old Kavanaugh has served on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for 12 years,…

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The Supreme Court, Social Progress, and the Continued Supremacy of White Racism and Capitalism

  The Supreme Court, Social Progress, and the Continued Supremacy of White Racism and Capitalism

WASHINGTON –  Despite widespread outrage and resistance, Hurricane Donald shows absolutely no sign of abating as it throws domestic and international politics into disarray. President Trump has been unsparing in his push to pursue his agenda, attacking opponents on both sides of the aisle without mercy while throwing convention to the wind in regard to…

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As Post-Colonial Migrants Cross the Mediterranean, Europe Says “Go Home” in Every Language

  As Post-Colonial Migrants Cross the Mediterranean, Europe Says “Go Home” in Every Language

MALTA — (Report) The standoff in June between Malta and Italy over the fate of over 600 migrants on board the Aquarius — a rescue boat operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) — made headline news for the wrong reasons. As both countries prioritized populist rhetoric, with Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and Maltese Prime…

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Amazon’s Fusion With the State Shows Neoliberalism’s Drift to Neo-Fascism

  Amazon’s Fusion With the State Shows Neoliberalism’s Drift to Neo-Fascism

In Part 1 of our investigative series on Surveillance Capitalism, MPN spoke to author Yasha Levine and Monthly Review editor John Bellamy Foster about the rise of the Amazon.com empire and its fusion with the U.S. state apparatus. In our next installments, we will continue exploring the rise of Surveillance Capitalism and the implications of…

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“Nowhere to Run”: Chaotic Exodus as Yemenis Flee Saudi-UAE Hodeida Bombardment

  “Nowhere to Run”: Chaotic Exodus as Yemenis Flee Saudi-UAE Hodeida Bombardment

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Mohammed Mousa, 31, has sharp wide eyes. Enthusiastic and angry, he shouts slogans against Yemen’s latest invaders while in the midst of a huge rally in Hodeida. Mousa was one of the thousands of Yemeni residents of the Tihamah region to take to the streets on Friday to protest the U.S.-backed Saudi…

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