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An Agenda Unveiled: How Reuters Joined the US Government’s Offensive Against Iran

    An Agenda Unveiled: How Reuters Joined the US Government’s Offensive Against Iran

Ever since the beginning of Iran’s 1979 revolution, the United States has been leading a propaganda campaign against the country, minimizing its own harmful role in key historical events, justifying an ousted monarchal t regime, and demonizing its new political system. Frequently it is done in lighter forms, such as constant criticism of the new…

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On the Eve of Maduro’s Inauguration, A New Phase in the Campaign Against Venezuela

    On the Eve of Maduro’s Inauguration, A New Phase in the Campaign Against Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicholás Maduro’s inauguration for his second term on January 10 is targeted by the US, the allied Lima Group, and the hardline Venezuelan opposition.  They have demanded that Maduro refuse inauguration. A multifaceted attack aimed at regime change is underway using sanctions, military threats, and a campaign of delegitimization to replace the democratically…

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Donald Trump’s Mythical Terrorist Tide from Mexico

    Donald Trump’s Mythical Terrorist Tide from Mexico

President Donald Trump and his officials persist in promoting the discredited notion that terror suspects are pouring into the U.S. from Mexico by the thousands. Despite their portrayal of Mexico as a teeming portal for terrorists, the State Department issued a report in September finding “no credible evidence indicating that international terrorist groups have established…

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With Golan at Stake, Netanyahu, Bolton Set Trump Straight on US Syria Withdrawal Plan

    With Golan at Stake, Netanyahu, Bolton Set Trump Straight on US Syria Withdrawal Plan

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — The state of Israel seems to share at least some of the responsibility for the latest shift of U.S. Syria policy — as National Security Adviser John Bolton announced on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s call to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria would now be “coordinated” with Israel, after meeting with…

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From “Bring Our Troops Home” to “Sykes-Picot on Acid”: Neocons Get Their Way on Trump’s Syria Policy

  From “Bring Our Troops Home” to “Sykes-Picot on Acid”: Neocons Get Their Way on Trump’s Syria Policy

WASHINGTON — Since it was announced a few weeks ago, President Donald Trump’s plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria has now — unsurprisingly – morphed from an “America First” policy move into yet another “Israel First” and neoconservative-supported initiative likely to continue the U.S.’ illegal occupation Syrian territory for the foreseeable future. Indeed, according…

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New Senate anti-BDS Bill Unconstitutional and Ineffective at Curbing Boycotts

  New Senate anti-BDS Bill Unconstitutional and Ineffective at Curbing Boycotts

WASHINGTON — Pro-Israel lawmakers in Washington, undeterred by the partial shutdown of the United States government, are pursuing their agenda full speed with the introduction of the first piece of legislation before the 116th Senate — a bill that aims to stifle the free-speech rights of American critics of apartheid Israel. The Republican-controlled Senate’s first…

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Turkey’s Top Brass in Conflict Over New Operation Against Kurds in Northern Syria

  Turkey’s Top Brass in Conflict Over New Operation Against Kurds in Northern Syria

On January 4th, al-Monitor published an analysis into a possible conflict in the Turkish army’s top brass over the operation in Syria. According to the author, Fehim Tastekin, while Turkey was negotiating with the US over the roadmap for the area east of the Euphrates River and Manbij, while also coordinating with Russia to get their approval…

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What Would a Yellow Vest Movement Look Like in the United States?

  What Would a Yellow Vest Movement Look Like in the United States?

A truth about movements is, they move. They morph, evolve and move around a country or even around the globe. This occurs over months and often over years. The US Occupy encampment era occurred ten months after the Arab Spring and six months after the Spanish Indignado movement – early versions of occupy. It started…

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Iran Rejects Trump’s Claims That Tehran Sought Talks With the US as ‘False Dreams’

  Iran Rejects Trump’s Claims That Tehran Sought Talks With the US as ‘False Dreams’

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday that Trump’s “dreams have nothing to do with the existing realities” after the US president said Iran wanted to hold talks with the United States. “They (Iran) are not doing well. They want to talk [with US],” Trump told reporters at the White House on Sunday, claiming that…

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Iran Offers an Alternative to US Occupation in Afghanistan

  Iran Offers an Alternative to US Occupation in Afghanistan

The full-court press on Iran that President Donald Trump has put into play has not yet resulted in changes to Tehran’s regional strategy. Iran’s influence in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen is growing, and now Tehran intends to outplay Trump in Afghanistan. Admiral Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (NSC), spoke in…

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