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Book Review: Arab Spring, Libyan Winter

If you want to learn more about the Arab Spring and its regional context from an alternative standpoint then Arab Spring, Libyan Winter by Vijay Prashad is your answer. [asa]1849351120[/asa] Prashad begins by explaining how uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt sparked a wave of grassroots protests throughout the Arab world including Yemen, Morocco, Bahrain, Syria, and […]

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Heckler & Koch Will Stop Arming ‘Undemocratic and Corrupt’ Countries

(GPA) Oberndorf, Germany – German arms manufacturer Heckler & Koch has announced they’ll no longer be supplying weapons to countries they deem “undemocratic and corrupt,” many of the countries that fit this criteria are US allies. The primary countries who will lose access to the variety of pistols, rifles and submachine guns produced by the […]

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European Parliament Votes to Halt Talks on Turkey’s Membership in EU

(GPA) Strasbourg – The European Parliament held a symbolic vote on Thursday that called to freeze the process of accession of Turkey in to the European Union (EU). The vote is not binding but may be a good survey of EU member states’ feelings on continuing the negotiations.   Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from all […]

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Turkey Issues Travel Warnings to Citizens Going to US

(GPA) Ankara – The Turkish government has issued warnings to their citizens about traveling to the United States in light of the large anti-Trump protests. In what is most likely a move of political blustering, Turkey – NATO’s most crucial ally near the Middle East conflict zones – has issued a warning concerning travel to […]

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Russian Ships ‘Chase Off’ Dutch Submarine in Mediterranean

(GPA) Syria – The Russian battle group operating near the Syrian port of Latakia claims to have chased a Dutch observation submarine away earlier today. The Dutch military has said in a statement they have no comment on the alleged incident except one Defense Minister who said it was unwise “to go along with the […]

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Amnesty Report: US Coalition Guilty of War Crimes in Syria

(GPA) London – Amnesty International (AI) has released a new report that studied a handful of airstrikes carried out by the US led coalition in Syria. The report painted a picture of coalition strikes similar to the the accusation that western media has been leveling at Russia and Syria in the past year. Full investigations […]

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Turks Continue to Bomb Kurds Fighting to Liberate Aleppo

(GPA) Aleppo – Once again, NATO member state Turkey has been using joint campaigns against the Islamic State (IS) to pursue their own objectives against Kurdish militias also fighting the terrorist organization. In recent weeks Kurdish militias have managed to secure a chain of villages north of Aleppo in the fight to remove IS from […]

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Massive Spec Ops Troop Surge To Iraq, Black War Against ISIS Ramping Up

(TFC) Iraq – A massive surge in British and American forces is foreshadowing alleged preparations for an equally massive offensive. What exactly they’ll be doing is unclear, as most are special forces. The move invokes ongoing frustrations related to the blackening out of Iraq’s third war. Now, citizens worldwide unanimously question the role of special forces in Iraq […]

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The US Seems to Have Just Provoked North Korea. What For?

(SCF) – The world is by now accustomed to the provocative antics of US strike aircraft, drones, electronic warfare planes and nuclear-armed navy ships that zoom and roar and splash aggressively in so many regions of our conflict-ridden globe, but the latest little prank seemed designed to attract hilarity and resentment in equal measure. The wind-up involved two US […]

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Russia Intercepts US “Routine Observation” Mission in Black Sea

(GPA) Black Sea – U.S. officials are outraged again after another military operation in the Black Sea has been intercepted by Russian jets. This follows the interception and buzzing of the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea in April. This time a US Navy P-8 Poseidon was flying a “routine operation” in international airspace over […]

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