Author: Randi Nord

Randi is a journalist in the United States and the co-founder of Geopolitics Alert. She covers U.S. imperialism in the Middle East with a special focus on Yemen.

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Saudi Scholar Arrested after Publishing a Book Critical of the Regime’s Ties with Israel

Riyadh (GPA) – The Saudi Arabian regime continued with its liberal “reforms” by arresting another prominent scholar. Sheikh Safar Al-Hawali, 68 had just published a 3,000-page book in which he highlighted some of the kingdom’s policies and attacked the royal family. The arrest (one of the latest in a long chain) demonstrates the ruling family’s fear of […]

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1,200 Days of War Has Destroyed Enough Yemeni Homes to Fill a Large City: 400,000+

Sana’a (GPA) – In March of 2015, a coalition of over two dozen countries launched a war against this tiny and impoverished country at the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula. Women and children constitute roughly 30% of all casualties. In fact, airstrikes frequently target women and children. Here’s exactly what 1,200 days of US-Saudi war […]

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Despite Hostile Actions, US Exports to Iran are Up 60% in 2018

Tehran (TNA) – What sanctions? Despite Donald Trump’s dangerous rhetoric against the Islamic Republic and scrapping the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), US exports to Iran are up 60 percent from 2017. Although Iran is far from its closest trading partner, many average Americans may not realize that companies in the United States export […]

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US-Saudis Launch Terror Attack on Wedding Killing and Wounding 22 in Yemen

Sana’a (GPA) – The US-backed Saudi-led coalition has launched yet another terror attack on yet another Yemeni wedding. The most recent prior similar attack took place in late April of this year. It’s common for the U.S.-Saudi coalition to target civilians gathering en mass at funerals, celebrations, refugee camps, and crowded weekend markets. 22 civilians […]

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Cambridge Analytica Parent Co. Used Yemen as Test Site for Global Manipulation Tactics

London (GPA) – Leaked documents show that Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL), the parent company of the notorious Cambridge Analytica, carried out a surveillance operation embedded among local Yemeni populations in 2009. The research and psychological tactics of deception were likely later used against populations around the world including Libya, Syria, and Iran where SCL Group carried […]

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US and Saudis “Liberate” Yemen with Airstrikes on Civilians, Kill and Injure 84

Sana’a (GPA) – The coalition against the tiny Arabian country of Yemen has carried out dozens of airstrikes each day for the past two weeks. (Keep in mind, that’s only slightly more than usual.) Coalition countries like the United States, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates claim they are liberating Yemen from “Iranian-backed” militias, […]

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US-backed Forces Claiming to “Liberate” Yemen Rape Detainees in Secret Prisons

Aden (GPA) – The so-called “liberators” in Yemen are sexually and physically torturing detainees at secret prisons. Survivors recall disturbing stories laden with gruesome interrogation tactics for extracting false confessions. Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen attempts to portray themselves as the bearers of freedom and reason. As an ally of the United States’ “counter-terrorism” […]

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As Tech Giants Compete for $18B Pentagon Contract to Develop Orwellian Data Cloud, Workers Push Back

Washington D.C. (MPN) – Silicon Valley companies have something the Pentagon wants: remarkable artificial intelligence capabilities. Since the DoD doesn’t have the means to develop this technology itself, it has to purchase it from somewhere. It’s a natural partnership for an increasingly Orwellian age. The entire tech industry is currently going through its very own […]

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Israeli Aircraft Strike Targets in Gaza Strip

Al-Quds (TNA) – Israeli jets struck nine targets in the northern Gaza Strip early on Monday, a report said. Sirens also sounded in occupied territories near the Gaza Strip at daybreak and the Israeli army said three rockets had been launched towards Israeli territory in a retaliatory attack, Reuters reported. Israeli media said two of the […]

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Yemeni Forces Destroy Saudi-backed Troops, Capture French Vessel [VIDEO]

Sana’a (GPA) – Despite western media claims about coalition success, Yemeni resistance forces continue repelling advances in Hodeidah. In fact, resistance forces have destroyed dozens of coalition vehicles, cut off their supply routes, and captured a French vessel. Ansarullah (aka. “the Houthis”), Yemen’s Army and Popular Committees, and allied groups have spent the last three […]

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