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Israel Destroys the Homes and History of Palestine’s Indigenous Bedouin

    Israel Destroys the Homes and History of Palestine’s Indigenous Bedouin

BIR-AS-SABA’, NAQAB (Analysis) — The Naqab region is assumed to be an integral part of the apartheid state of Israel. However, like all other parts of historic Palestine, it was taken by force and occupied since 1948, when the Zionist state was established. For the last seven decades its indigenous people, the Palestinian Bedouin who…

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FOIA Requests Reveal Tor Project’s Close Ties to US Government

    FOIA Requests Reveal Tor Project’s Close Ties to US Government

The Tor Project – a private nonprofit known as the “NSA-proof” gateway to the “dark web,” turns out to be almost “100% funded by the US government” according to documents obtained by investigative journalist and author Yasha Levine. The Tor browser, launched in 2001, utilizes so-called “onion routing” technology developed by the US Navy in 1998 to…

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How the Experts for the People Are Shut out by Mainstream Media

    How the Experts for the People Are Shut out by Mainstream Media

Opinion — Ever wonder how the television, radio and newspaper people select whom they are going to interview or get quotes from when they are reporting the news or producing a feature? I do. What I’ve learned is that they go to guests that are connected with the established powers—such as think tanks in Washington,…

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The Council on Foreign Relations’ Push Towards a New Cold War

    The Council on Foreign Relations’ Push Towards a New Cold War

WASHINGTON — If you are even a casual consumer of Western media then you know the current top threat to U.S. security according to corporate journalists is Russian aggression. According to neoconservative politicians such as Arizona Senator John McCain, the Russian interference in last year’s election — which has so far only been shown to…

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Amid Marine Base Hazards, Okinawa Struggles With New Wave of US & Japanese Militarization

  Amid Marine Base Hazards, Okinawa Struggles With New Wave of US & Japanese Militarization

GINOWAN CITY, OKINAWA — A spate of recent incidents surrounding U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma has shaken the residents of the densely populated city of Ginowan, Okinawa, thrusting the tense history of relations between Japan, the U.S. military, and the locals in Okinawa Prefecture back into the global spotlight. Nearly half of the 50,000…

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The 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment Misses the Mark, Here’s How

  The 2018 Worldwide Threat Assessment Misses the Mark, Here’s How

On February 13, the American intelligence community issued its Worldwide Threat Assessment for 2018. It is a frightening document to read, but perhaps not for the reasons you would expect. It is not frightening for the threat to America or the world that it reveals, but rather for its failure to hear or see what…

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Iranian boxers win three medals in 69th International Boxing Tournament “Strandja”

  Iranian boxers win three medals in 69th International Boxing Tournament “Strandja”

Iranian boxers have put on satisfactory performances at the 69th edition of International Boxing Tournament “Strandja” in Bulgaria, and managed to take home three medals. On Monday and the final day of the competitions in the Bulgarian capital city of Sofia, Iranian welter boxer Sajjad Kazemzadeh Poshtiri could not overcome his Russian opponent Khariton Agrba in…

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Lebanon ready to defend self against any Israeli aggression: President

  Lebanon ready to defend self against any Israeli aggression: President

President Michel Aoun has censured Israel’s repeated violations of Lebanon’s sovereignty, saying Beirut is prepared to counter any potential threat from the Tel Aviv regime. “Lebanon is keen on maintaining stability and calm in South Lebanon, but it is also ready to defend itself shall Israel carry out an assault,” Aoun said in a meeting…

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61% of Americans support AR-15 rifle ban: Poll

  61% of Americans support AR-15 rifle ban: Poll

A strong majority of Americans support banning the kind of semi-automatic rifle that was used in the February 14 mass shooting that left 17 people dead. Sixty-one percent of Americans said that the AR-15, which gun-control advocates consider an assault weapon, should be banned from purchase, compared to 39 percent who said that adults who…

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