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Netanyahu Corruption Case: Bibi Skates on Genocide, Trips on Graft

    Netanyahu Corruption Case: Bibi Skates on Genocide, Trips on Graft

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Out of a total of 13 prime ministers that served since Israel was established in 1948, Benjamin Netanyahu is the fifth who has been accused of corruption. The Israeli police had opened files against Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon, Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert, and now Netanyahu. Rabin was forced to resign because…

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Correlation Not Causation: the Link Between Terrorism and Islam

    Correlation Not Causation: the Link Between Terrorism and Islam

Since time immemorial, it has been an article of faith of every Muslim that suicide is ‘Haram’ (prohibited) in Islam. There is a well-known Islamic precept that whoever commits suicide will go straight to hell. But the Takfirists (those who declare others as heretics) have invented a new interpretation of Islam in which suicide is glorified…

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Genocide? As Gaza Dries Out, Israel Turns Off Fresh Water Spigot

    Genocide? As Gaza Dries Out, Israel Turns Off Fresh Water Spigot

GAZA  (Analysis) — Near the end of last month, Haaretz reported that, according to an expert hydrologist, 97 percent of Gaza’s drinking water has been contaminated by sewage and salt. The UN also confirmed that this was the case early last year, and clearly, the situation has remained unchanged even up until 2018. Robert Piper, the…

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Operation Pacific Eagle: Duterte Falls in Line with US Plans for the Philippines

    Operation Pacific Eagle: Duterte Falls in Line with US Plans for the Philippines

In the second part of this MPN exclusive, we examine the U.S. military’s latest intervention in Asia, its 120 years of imperialist domination in the Philippines, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s half-hearted push for independence from Washington. We speak to exiled Filipino revolutionary Jose Maria Sison and Professors William I. Robinson and Roland Simbulan. In…

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Will Petrodollar Give Way to Petroyuan? China Makes First Move this March

  Will Petrodollar Give Way to Petroyuan? China Makes First Move this March

BEIJING — Wall Street is bracing for a potential shake-up as China is set to launch its first-ever crude oil futures contract late March at the Shanghai Futures Exchange. The move, which had been laid out in 2012 but faced delays over possible market turbulence, could represent a bold step forward in China’s rise as…

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America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

  America Has Spent $5.6 Trillion on the War on Terror … and Counting

I’m in my mid-thirties, which means that, after the 9/11 attacks, when this country went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq in what President George W. Bush called the “Global War on Terror,” I was still in college. I remember taking part in a couple of campus antiwar demonstrations and, while working as a waitress…

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Ten myths about Israel

  Ten myths about Israel

Professor Ilan Pappé is a formidable academic who is not afraid to write challenging books with which you may disagree.  However, the distinction of his academic analysis deserves consideration. His book, “Ten Myths About Israel” sets out to clarify the history surrounding the creation of Israel, the duplicity of the super-powers deciding vast areas of the…

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Over 350 million children live in conflict zones: Save the Children

  Over 350 million children live in conflict zones: Save the Children

More children than ever before are living in conflict areas and are at risk of death and violence, the charity Save the Children said on Thursday, with Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia the worst countries for young people. In a report, the global charity said at least 357 million children – or one in six worldwide…

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EU envoy to Russia hails JCPOA as best possible nuclear deal

  EU envoy to Russia hails JCPOA as best possible nuclear deal

The European Union’s envoy to Moscow has described the 2015 Iran nuclear accord with world countries as the best possible agreement, saying the EU’s stance on the deal is closer to the positions of Russia and China than that of the US. In an interview with Russia’s Kommersant daily on Thursday, Markus Ederer said that…

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Jeff Sessions’ Dog Whistle to White Supremacy: Sheriffs Guard Our “Anglo-American Heritage”

  Jeff Sessions’ Dog Whistle to White Supremacy: Sheriffs Guard Our “Anglo-American Heritage”

WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions addressed a meeting of the National Sheriff’s Association on February 12 in Washington. As the nation’s chief law enforcer, Sessions was “among friends” and such an appearance should have been uneventful. What could possibly go wrong? Well … it appears that the Attorney General may have improvised a…

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