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Wildfires Rage Across Syria in Wake of Increased US-Led Economic Warfare

    Wildfires Rage Across Syria in Wake of Increased US-Led Economic Warfare

For nearly two weeks, Syria has been battling a new wave of fires that have engulfed much of the agricultural and forest-rich mountainous areas of western Syria. Thanks to a corporate media blackout, very few in the West are aware of the devastation that is affecting the Syrian people already crippled by U.S.-led economic sanctions,…

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Oregon Can’t Fight Wildfires Because Its Helicopters Were Sent To Afghanistan

    Oregon Can’t Fight Wildfires Because Its Helicopters Were Sent To Afghanistan

More than half a million Oregonians have been forced to flee their homes, as wildfires continue to ravage the West Coast of the United States. Amid record-breaking temperatures, the wildfires, which have charred one million acres of land, have caused the sky to turn a terrifying shade of red, with many comparing it to Mars, hell,…

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Fire-Engulfed California Short on Firefighters as Prison “Slaves” Under COVID-19 Lockdown

    Fire-Engulfed California Short on Firefighters as Prison “Slaves” Under COVID-19 Lockdown

It is the height of California’s dangerous forest fire season. But despite blazes currently raging, the state’s fire department is dangerously understaffed. That is because many firefighters today are not the burly full time professionals of another era, but underpaid convict laborers risking their lives for pennies. Almost 40 percent of California’s firefighters are prisoners. But…

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