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After Las Vegas Massacre, Media Again Help ISIS Terrorize

New York (FAIR) – For all their faults, corporate media, by and large, do not usually report the unverified claims of random trolls—unless those trolls happen to be ISIS, or ISIS-linked media. In the emotionally and politically charged hours after terror attacks or other mass violence, when demagogues both in US right-wing media and within ISIS itself seek […]

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Netanyahu Pledges to Build in Settlement, Annex It to Israel

Tel Aviv (TNA) – Israel’s prime minister on Tuesday pledged to build thousands of new homes in one of the West Bank’s biggest Jewish settlements and annex it to Israel. The comments drew an angry condemnation from the Palestinians and created a new test for the Trump administration, which has been working for over eight […]

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EU Says Catalonia’s Independence Referendum Was ‘Not Legal’

Madrid (TeleSUR) – The claim was made by a European Commission spokesperson who said “this is an internal matter for Spain.” Catalonia’s independence referendum was “not legal” under Spanish law, a European Commission spokesperson has said. The representative went on to say that “this is an internal matter for Spain that has to be dealt with in line with […]

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Hezbollah Leader Nasrallah Offers Balanced View on Kurdish Referendum

Beirut (Duran) – Nasrallah calls for political unity while opposing ethnonationalism and imperialism. The leader of the Lebanese party Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has articulated a defense of territorial unity across the Arab world while also calling for respecting the human rights of all non-Arab minorities across the region. In a speech which invoked the ideals anti-imperialist Arab […]

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While US, North Korea Both Make Threats, Only One Has Killed Millions of the Other’s People

New York (FAIR) – For the consumer of US corporate media, the idea of a nuclear armed North Korea is a terrifying threat. Almost every day for the last two weeks, print and television media have amped up the potential danger of a devastating military strike from the isolated peninsular nation. “North Korea Keeps Up Its Provocations,” read […]

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Puerto Rico: Marco Rubio Wants Pentagon To Take Over Relief Effort

Washington (TeleSUR) – Marco Rubio is pushing for Trump to name someone from the Pentagon as the point person to direct ground logistics. Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio is urging President Donald Trump to put the Pentagon in charge of relief efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit last week. Rubio is pushing for Trump to name […]

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Goods from Israel Settlements Granted Preferential EU Trade Deals

Brussels (MEMO) – Goods from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank have been bypassing European Union (EU) laws and profiting from the preferential trade tariffs with the EU, MEMO has learned. The EU has admitted that it has become “impossible” to monitor the source of goods imported to Europe from Israel despite a […]

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Iraqi Government Given Mandate to Deploy Troops to Disputed Kirkuk

Baghdad (AMN) – The Council of Representatives of Iraq has given Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi a mandate to deploy troops to the disputed city of Kirkuk and its oil fields, as reported by Iraqi state media. Kirkuk, the fifth-biggest city in Iraq and capital of the oil-rich Kirkuk Governorate, is not officially part of Iraqi Kurdistan, […]

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Israeli Settlements: Plans for 2,000 Homes to be Approved Next Week

Jerusalem (MEMO) – Israeli authorities are expected to advance plans as soon as next week for up to 2,000 new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank. According to a report in Haaretz on Monday, citing an unnamed senior government official, most of the homes in question will be advancing to another stage in the planning process. However, some plans will be […]

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Russia Proposes UN Peacekeeping Mission in Ukraine

New York (SCF) – Russia has proposed a draft resolution to the UN Security Council on the establishment of a UN mission that would provide security for Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitors’ activities in eastern Ukraine. “I consider the presence of peacekeepers, or rather people who would provide security for the OSCE mission, absolutely appropriate, […]

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