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Putin says dump the dollar
Posted: Friday, September 4, 2015
Putin says dump the dollar
Russian President Vladimir Putin has drafted a bill that aims to eliminate the US dollar and the euro from trade between CIS countries.
Iran Deal Shored Up as More Senate Dems Endorse It
Pro-Deal Side Nears Filibuster Levels
Netanyahu vows to continue fight against Iran nuclear deal
Bribing Bibi and His Proxies to Behave
They won't anyway and it will cost us much more
Report: Hundreds of Civilians Killed in 71 US Airstrikes on ISIS
Centcom Not Even Investigating Most Incidents
Drowned Syrian toddler was denied asylum in Canada
Escaping Islamic State, Kurdi family was trying to reach North America with the help of aunt in Vancouver
Abusing Dead Syrian Children
Refugees threaten Europe's Christian roots, says Hungary's Orban
Migrant crisis: Why Syrians do not flee to Gulf states
US, Saudi Arabia planned to stir up sectarian conflict in Syria: WikiLeaks
David Petraeus' bright idea: give terrorists weapons to beat terrorists
Posted: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
White Guys Toting Loaded Assault Weapons Cruise Streets of Ferguson and Somehow It's All Cool With Police
White militiamen roam Ferguson with rifles while black men falsely arrested
Oath Keepers group say police allowed their weapons at protests, while group of young black men found to be unarmed after arrest on suspicion of carrying guns
Ferguson protests: state of emergency declared after violent night
St Louis County police take over operations in Ferguson a day after 18-year-old black man was shot by police after firing on unmarked vehicle
Obama on Iran: The specter of World War III
Anti-Iran Lobby President Steps Down, Now Supports Iran Deal
Former Sen. Lieberman to Assume Unspecified 'Leadership Role'
The amusing story behind Joe Lieberman's new gig
But United Against Nuclear Iran already had a chairman: Dr. Gary Samore, a scholar at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, who led the group for two years. Why replace him with Lieberman?
Because Dr. Gary Samore has decided that the international nuclear agreement with Iran is a good idea.
Why Syria is Winning: Advancing Towards a Strategic Victory that will Transform the Middle East?
Syria is winning. Despite ongoing bloodshed and serious economic pressure, Syria is advancing steadily towards a military and strategic victory that will transform the Middle East. There is clear evidence that Washington's plans - whether for ‘regime change', for rendering the state dysfunctional or for dismembering the country on sectarian lines - have failed.
Russia, Saudis fail in talks to agree on fate of Syria's Assad
We're a year into the unofficial war against Isis with nothing to show for it
But don't take it from me - that's the conclusion of the US intelligence community itself. It's a tragic waste with no clear goal and no end in sight
Study: U.S. bombing has killed hundreds of Iraqi, Syrian civilians
Regional powers are making a mess of the Middle East
If you think European colonialism, Russian imperialism, Zionism and American militarism have made a mess of the Middle East over the past century, be prepared for worse. We have entered a wild new era in which actors within the region are driving new ideological tensions, civil conflicts and regional wars.
Yemen: amid food crisis, UN expert warns of deliberate starvation of civilians
As Yemen plunges deeper into conflict, which has left millions in need of humanitarian aid and wrecked healthcare systems, the country now finds itself in the midst of a major food crisis, a United Nations expert said today as she expressed concern over possibly deliberate starvation of civilians.
The Fear of Too Much Justice: Tariq Ba Odah and the Department of Defense
Federal lawsuit could reveal contents of 28 pages omitted from 9/11 report that allegedly implicate Saudi government
Don't Be Fooled by the Political Game: The Illusion of Freedom in America
Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked deck: you're always going to lose. The game is rigged, and "we the people" keep getting dealt the same losing hand. Even so, most stay in the game, against all odds, trusting that their luck will change.
No-fly list uses 'predictive assessments' instead of hard evidence, US admits
In May filing, Justice Department and FBI officials admit stopping US and other citizens from travelling is based on what the government believes they might do
China stages biggest currency devaluation in 20 yrs to revive exports
US's Saudi Oil Deal from Win-Win to Mega-Loose
Who would've thought it would come to this? Certainly not the Obama Administration, and their brilliant geo-political think-tank neo-conservative strategists. John Kerry's brilliant "win-win" proposal of last September during his September 11 Jeddah meeting with ailing Saudi King Abdullah was simple: Do a rerun of the highly successful State Department-Saudi deal in 1986 when Washington persuaded the Saudis to flood the world market at a time of over-supply in order to collapse oil prices worldwide, a kind of "oil shock in reverse." In 1986 was successful in helping to break the back of a faltering Soviet Union highly dependent on dollar oil export revenues for maintaining its grip on power.
The Nuclear Deal with Iran
Posted: Sunday, July 19, 2015
Chattanooga's bloody morning: one gunman, two crime scenes, four dead
At 10.45 on Thursday morning, the first shots went off in Chattanooga, a picturesque city at Tennessee's southern border. Within around 30 minutes, four US marines would be dead following an intense attack against two US military facilities by a lone gunman.
Britain will continue targeting Isil despite lack of Parliamentary approval
MPs demand Defence Secretary be called before the Commons after it emerges David Cameron was fully aware of the missions
The Nuclear Deal with Iran
Iran reached a landmark nuclear agreement with the U.S. and five other world powers, a long-sought foreign policy goal of President Barack Obama that sets the White House on course for months of political strife with dissenters in Congress and in allied Middle Eastern nations.
US/Israeli/Saudi 'Behavior' Problems
In Official Washington's latest detour from the real world, top pundits are depicting Iran as the chief troublemaker in the Mideast and saying the nuclear deal should hinge on Iranian "behavior." But the real "behavior" problems come from Israel, Saudi Arabia and the U.S., writes Robert Parry.
The GOP's Iran Dilemma
But before the party commits to abrogating the Iran deal in 2017, the GOP should consider whether it would be committing suicide in 2016.
AIPAC Forms New Anti-Iran Deal Lobbying Group
$20 Million Campaign to Span 30-40 States
Pro-Israel Aipac Creates Group to Lobby Against the Iran Deal
US Warns Israel Against Destroying West Bank Palestinian Town
Israel Has Repeatedly Demolished Town, Evicted Residents
More Than 2,800 People Are Dead in Yemen, So Why Is the Media Silent?
20 million face starving to death due to US backed bombing of Yemen
Abdulazeez and Abdulaziz
Salman bin Abdulaziz is one of the world's worst dictators. He has many prior infractions, such as publicly announcing becoming a rogue nuclear state, beheading and torturing hundreds of people and repressing millions, and is currently carrying out a war of aggression against one of the poorest countries in the world, Yemen, killing thousands of civilians and enforcing a blockade that risks starving millions, as Yemen imports almost all of its food. - See more at: http://www.empireslayer.org/2015/07/abdulazeez-and-abdulaziz.html#sthash.XeICXFCJ.dpuf
U.S. Air Force Is Supporting AlQaeda In Yemen And - Coming Now - Also In Syria
After five year delay, countdown to official launch of 'Africa's NATO' begins, but hurdles remain
The African Standby Force is a military force made up of only African troops that is supposed to intervene within two weeks of an eruption of violence
Tunisia hotel attack: At least 37 killed
Posted: Friday, June 26, 2015
Tunisia hotel attack: At least 37 killed in town of Sousse, government says
At least 37 people, including foreign tourists, have been killed in an attack on a tourist hotel in the Tunisian town of Sousse, the health ministry says.
Chilling new details of Tunisia beach massacre: Killer joked as he selected his tourist victims before opening fire with an AK47
Tunisian PM warns that majority of 38 dead are British
Supreme Court declares nationwide right to same-sex marriage
Supreme Court Delivers 'Transformative Triumph' for Marriage Equality
Many in LGBTQ community urge, 'The work of the movement is far from over'
Suicide attacks kills 27 at Shiite mosque in Kuwait; ISIS affiliate claims responsibility
More than 220 wounded when explosion hits worshippers gathered for midday prayers.
French Salafist Attacks US Plant in Lyon: One Beheaded
Attacker Worked for Transport Company, Slain Man Was His Boss
US Drone Strikes Kill Nine 'Suspects' in Yemen
Officials Label Everyone Slain as 'al-Qaeda'
The Real Story Behind the Fort Dix Five Terror Plot
South Africa to review ICC membership after Bashir row
South Africa has said it will review its membership in the ICC after a row over its failure to arrest the Sudanese president. The court has issued an arrest warrant for Omar al-Bashir on genocide and war crimes charges.
US To Begin Invasion of Syria
Neocons Urge Embrace of Al Qaeda
The latest neocon gambit is to build support for "regime change" in Syria by downplaying the evils of Al Qaeda, rebranding it as some sort of "moderate" terrorist force whose Syrian affiliate is acceptable to Israel and supported by Saudi Arabia. But this audacious argument ignores reality, writes Daniel Lazare.
In Baghdad, Organized Destruction
Latin American Revolutions Under Attack
Dominican Republic to begin deporting Haitian immigrants
Posted: Saturday, June 20, 2015
Dominican Republic to begin deporting Haitian immigrants
Haitians go into hiding as Dominican authorities are free to deport
Hundreds of buses have been leaving Santo Domingo for the border for the past week and as the deadline to register has passed – many fear mass deportations
Dominican Republic and Haiti: Is it Time for an Island Reunification?
Shooters of color are called 'terrorists' and 'thugs.' Why are white shooters called 'mentally ill'?
This racist media narrative around mass violence falls apart with the Charleston church shooting.
Refusal to Call Charleston Shootings "Terrorism" Again Shows It's a Meaningless Propaganda Term
...many African-American and Muslim commentators and activists insisted that the term "terrorist" be applied: because it looked, felt and smelled exactly like other acts that are instantly branded "terrorism" when the perpetrator is Muslim and the victims largely white.
War, Murder and the American Way
He sat with them for an hour in prayer. Then he pulled his gun out and started shooting.
State Dept: Iran 'Supports Terror' for Backing anti-ISIS Militias
The State Department is struggling to make up its minds on the Iraqi Shi'ite militias in the ISIS war, declaring Iran to be financing "terror-related activities" for supporting those militias, which are the same militias fighting on the same side as the US in Iraq.
MoD confirms Britain is arming Saudi Arabia in Yemen conflict
Britain's Ministry of Defence has confirmed it is providing technical support and arming Saudi Arabia in its ongoing war against Yemen, RT has learned.
WikiLeaks publishes the Saudi Cables
Over half a million cables and other documents from the Saudi Foreign Ministry.
FBI Agent: The CIA Could Have Stopped 9/11
Rossini, who was assigned to the CIA's Counterterrorism Center (CTC) at the time of the attacks, has long maintained that the U.S. government has covered up secret relations between the spy agency and Saudi individuals who may have abetted the plot. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers who flew commercial airliners into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and a failed effort to crash into the U.S. Capitol, were Saudis.
Putin: Russian pipeline project to help Greece pay its debt
Putin reiterates support for Syria's Assad
Russia leader stands by Syrian President Assad and opposes use of external force to end the four-year conflict.
Children raped, castrated, thrown into fires in South Sudan: UN
18-month civil war characterized by ethnic massacres, mass child abductions into service of warring militias
Confusing U(kraine)-Turn: Yanukovych Ousting Was Illegitimate - Poroshenko
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko appealed to the country's constitutional court, asking the court to recognize the ousting of former President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014 as illegitimate.
'Powerful People In The West And In Kiev Do Not Want A Ukrainian Settlement'
US Senator McCain slams European stance on Ukraine
U.S. Sen. John McCain has said during a visit to Ukraine that it is shameful that Washington's European allies have not done more to assist Ukrainian forces in their quest to defeat Russian-backed separatists in the east.
We Are Expanding Freedom And Making Russia More Open: Putin
Moscow will respond in kind to seizure of its assets abroad - FM Lavrov
Moscow will take reciprocal action in response to the seizure of its foreign assets, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned.
"Our response would be in kind. This is inevitable. This is the only way of acting in international affairs," he told RBK-TV in an intervew.
Who's Behind Asia-Pacific's Growing Tensions?
Increasing tension in the Asia-Pacific between China and nations surrounding its territory, appears to be an unstoppable and inevitable lead-up to regional conflict and perhaps even global war
Obama's Stupid Propaganda Stuff
Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2015
CNN's 'Courageous' Advertorial Mill
CNN has announced the formation of a new unit that will not report the news. Instead, it will take money from corporations to produce content that resembles news but is actually PR designed to burnish its clients' images.
Obama's Stupid Propaganda Stuff
Just last month, President Obama dispatched Secretary of State Kerry to secure Russian President Putin's help in addressing the Syrian crisis and other world hotspots – but despite Putin's agreement, Obama has reversed himself and is back hurling insults at the Russians, a troubling development, writes Robert Parry.
U.S. contractors hurt in Bulgarian blast were testing arms for supply to Syrian opposition
Saudi Arabia's Yemen Offensive, Iran's 'Proxy' Strategy, and the Middle East's New 'Cold War'
Iran sends men and arms to shore up retreating Assad
Iran denies troops deployed in Syria
Ukraine Is In Crisis. Here's Why the West Can't Save It
A video roundtable explains why the IMF, Europe, and Western corporations don't have the country's best interests at heart.
Spy Virus Linked to Israel Targeted Hotels Used for Iran Nuclear Talks
Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab finds three hotels that hosted Iran talks were targeted by a virus believed used by Israeli spies
Did the War in Syria Just Become a Regional War?
There are growing indications that the war in Syria has now entered a new and dangerous phase that threatens to engulf the entire Middle East in a broad regional war. The news that Iran has sent significant numbers of Iranian, Iraqi, and Afghan troops to take active part in defense of Syria has the potential to transform the conflict into one with global implications as Iran's key regional rivals – Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Israel – continue to support jihadi factions in their war against the government of Bashar al-Assad.
The US Government's Not-So-Secret Support for Al Qaeda and ISIS
The Biggest State Sponsor of Terrorism of Them All
How the US fuelled the rise of Isis in Syria and Iraq
The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting.
The Dark Saudi-Israeli Plot To Tip the Scales in Syria
The Saudis and the Turks are scaling up their support for Syrian jihadists while the Israelis contemplate a new war with Hezbollah
Setbacks suffered by the Syrian regime
The Syrian government has suffered another in a series of battlefield losses against the Islamic State (IS) and other rebel groups.
Logistics 101: Where Does ISIS Get Its Guns?
22 dead in Hezbollah clashes with ISIS on northeast Lebanon border
US Backed Rebels seize sprawling army base in southern Syria
Eritrea accuses UN of 'slander' over rights report
Eritrea's government has dismissed as a "vile slander" a UN report accusing it of human rights violations on a scale "seldom witnessed elsewhere".
Chadian Soldiers Kill 207 Boko Haram as Militant Group Slaughters 15 in Borno
15 killed, 500 homes burnt as Boko Haram attacks Borno village
Department Of Justice Uses Grand Jury Subpoena To Identify Anonymous Commenters on a Silk Road Post at Reason.com
California man beaten by police officers in 'horrific and inflammatory' video
Footage shows Jose Velasco of Salinas, who sister says is mentally ill, being struck repeatedly with batons for over 45 seconds after alleged assault of mother
FIFA corruption arrests
Posted: Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Fifa in crisis as officials who presided over 'World Cup of fraud' are arrested
FBI investigation into corruption leads to dawn raids in Zurich, while Swiss authorities look into bids for 2018 and 2022 World Cups
FIFA corruption arrests: All you need to know about the scandal surrounding top officials in Zurich
VIDEO: Glenn Greenwald Explains How to Keep Your Data Away From the NSA
In an April interview with acTVism Munich, Intercept reporter Glenn Greenwald explains how tech giants such as Facebook and Google were "eager" to cooperate with the National Security Agency and offers important advice that individuals can follow to make it harder for the NSA to collect private data.
China state paper warns of war over South China Sea unless US backs down
China plans blunt move into 'open seas,' warns foreign powers not to meddle
In a new strategy unveiled today, the South China Sea continues to be a potential flashpoint for China and its neighbors, and between Washington and Beijing.
China's Plan to Lead the Globe
As tensions in the South China Sea between the US and China continue to rise, the US Navy and Air Force are quietly gearing up to fight a war in the disputed region.
Washington Blows Itself Up With Its Own Bomb
These are sad days in Washington and Wall Street. The once unchallenged sole Superpower at the collapse of the Soviet Union some quarter century ago is losing its global influence so rapidly that most would not have predicted anything comparable six months ago. The key actor who has catalyzed a global defiance of Washington as Sole Superpower is Vladimir Putin, Russia's President. This is the real background to the surprise visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Sochi to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and then a four hour talk with "Satan" himself, Putin
Failure of the US coup d'État in Macedonia
Macedonia has just neutralised an armed group whose sponsors had been under surveillance for at least eight months. By doing so, it has prevented a new attempt at a coup d'État, planned by Washington for the 17th of May. The aim was to spread the chaos already infecting Ukraine into Macedonia in order to stall the passage of a Russian gas pipeline to the European Union.
A Color Revolution for Macedonia
Far from facing the truth, the US is telling new lies about Iraq
Politicians who claim they had no choice but to support the invasion are wrong. America got a war it wanted - even if it wasn't what it expected
Iraqi lack of will to fight ISIS has been 'a problem': White House
Lack Of U.S. Air Support In Ramadi Points To Disguised Darker Aim
'Ditch double standards!' Russia seeks united anti-ISIS front after Palmyra massacre
Moscow has condemned the massacre of civilians in the ancient city of Palmyra, urging the international community to denounce double standards in its approach to fighting terrorists, and unite against IS (Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL) aggression.
Two thirds of Yemen without clean water, as outbreak of disease looms: Oxfam
Russia's Landmark $2Bln Deal With Egypt for MiG Fighter Jets
David Cameron Takes UK Election
Posted: Friday, May 8, 2015
In Surprise Lurch to the Right, David Cameron Takes UK Election
Scottish Nationalist Party makes surprising gains
New York state police handcuff and shackle 'combative' five-year-old
Nonviolence for Whom?
If violence isn't the answer, somebody should tell the police.
We're citizens, not subjects. We have the right to criticize government without fear
When freedom of information and transparency are stifled, then bad decisions are often made and heartbreaking tragedies occur – too often on a breathtaking scale that can leave societies wondering: how did this happen? Think about the recent debates on torture, assassination by unmanned aircraft, secret warrants and detentions, intelligence and surveillance courts, military commissions, immigration detention centers and the conduct of modern warfare. These policies affect millions of people around the world every day and can affect anyone – wives, children, fathers, aunts, boyfriends, cousins, friends, employees, bosses, clergy and even career politicians – at any time. It is time that we bring a health dose of sunlight to them.
Iran to send aid ship to Yemen: State media
The Iranian vessel is expected to leave on Saturday and take about 10 days to reach Yemen.
Syrian army, Hezbollah seize 5 strategic hills in Qalamoun
Turkey confirms pact with Saudi to help anti-Assad rebels
Turkey troops to intervene in Syria crisis soon: Opposition
Gifting Russia 'Free-Market' Extremism
Official Washington's Putin-bashing knows no bounds as the Russian president's understandable complaints about U.S. triumphalism and NATO expansion, after the Soviet collapse in the 1990s, are dismissed as signs of his “paranoia” and “revisionism,” writes Robert Parry.
Russia: EU Does Not Want Ukraine Truce To Hold
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused "someone in the European Union" of trying to ensure that a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine fails.
Russia is Acting Like a Country Preparing For War
70 Years On: The Real Story Behind the Defeat of the Nazis
The Soviet Union resisted, fought back and eventually won the war, at a gigantic human and material cost with up to 27 million deaths.
Sailing And Sinking The RMS Lusitania
A Century Of Lying America Into War
DOJ to Investigate Pattern of Racist Policing in Baltimore
Though welcomed, rights advocates question whether prosecutions or probes will have meaningful impact on systemic discrimination in Baltimore and other U.S. cities
The Baltimore Show
The "Thugs" and "Savages" Who Didn't Know How to Loot
White and Black and Blue: In 49 of 50 Cities, Cops Whiter Than The Communities They "Serve"
NSA Phone Surveillance Illegal, Federal Court Rules
'This decision is a resounding victory for the rule of law.'
Appeals Court: 'Staggering' NSA Surveillance Illegal, Can Continue Anyhow
Patriot Act Doesn't Allow Unchecked Surveillance
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