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Africa as Colonial as Ever: US “New Africa Strategy” Old Oil in New Bottles

    Africa as Colonial as Ever: US “New Africa Strategy” Old Oil in New Bottles

In February 2011, then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates stated at West Point that “any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia, or into the Middle East or Africa, should have his head examined.” While blood was spilled in Libya by NATO coalition forces, killing hundreds from…

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With Extradition Imminent, the Implications of Assange’s Persecution for Journalism and Democracy

    With Extradition Imminent, the Implications of Assange’s Persecution for Journalism and Democracy

Due to recent claims made by WikiLeaks on Twitter that Julian Assange will be forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London in a matter of “hours or days,” MintPress News has brings you this editorial first published last June by journalist Whitney Webb in order to again highlight the dangerous precedent for journalism, free…

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New Bill Would See US Taxpayers Subsidize Experimental Israeli Laser Weapons

    New Bill Would See US Taxpayers Subsidize Experimental Israeli Laser Weapons

WASHINGTON — Last Thursday, Reps. Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Elise Stefanik (R-NY) introduced the “U.S.-Israel Directed Energy Cooperation Act,” which would authorize “the Department of Defense to carry out bilateral cooperation with Israel to develop directed energy capabilities,” according to a press release. .@RepTedLieu & I introduced the U.S.-Israel Directed Energy Cooperation Act today. This…

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From Coup D’etats to Soft Power: Dissecting Washington’s Color Revolution Techniques

    From Coup D’etats to Soft Power: Dissecting Washington’s Color Revolution Techniques

As it’s been pointed out by a number of prominent statisticians, over the last hundred years Washington has interfered in the internal affairs of at least 50 countries for a total of 130 individual cases. As for the last three decades, there have been more than 40 instances of such interference, including cases of elections meddling…

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Venezuela Authorities Discover Cache of US-Made Weapons Amid US’s Slow-Rolling Coup

  Venezuela Authorities Discover Cache of US-Made Weapons Amid US’s Slow-Rolling Coup

VALENCIA, VENEZUELA — Venezuelan authorities discovered a cache of weapons and ammunition from the United States and are investigating the intended recipient as the country faces a coup attempt backed by Washington. According to Endes Palencia, Venezuela’s Deputy Minister for Prevention and Citizen Security, the Venezuelan National Guard and the National Integrated Service of Customs and…

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Dispatches from the Edge: the Drift Towards War with Iran

  Dispatches from the Edge: the Drift Towards War with Iran

Keeping track of the Trump administration’s foreign policy is like trying to track a cat on a hot tin roof: We’re pulling out of Syria (not right away). We’re leaving Afghanistan (sometime in the future). Mexico is going to pay for a wall (no, it isn’t). Saudi Arabia, Russia, the European Union, China, Turkey, North…

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Trump, Netanyahu Keep Taking Shots at Iran Deal While Rest of World Shakes Its Head

  Trump, Netanyahu Keep Taking Shots at Iran Deal While Rest of World Shakes Its Head

WASHINGTON — While the international community is continuing to urge U.S. President Donald Trump to step back from his clear intention to kill the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S. leader continues to defy the diplomatic path with an unrelenting hostile policy against the Islamic Republic and threats to revive sanctions against Tehran…

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