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Ignoring Washington’s Role in Yemen Carnage, 60 Minutes Paints US as Savior

New York (FAIR) – In one of the most glaring, power-serving omissions in some time, CBS News’ 60 Minutes (11/19/17) took a deep dive into the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and did not once mention the direct role the United States played in creating, perpetuating and prolonging a crisis that’s left over 10,000 civilians dead, 2 million displaced, and an estimated 1 million with cholera. […]

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YouTube Bans Donbass News Agency, Cutting Crucial Ukraine Coverage

Donetsk (GPA) – In the latest sweeps on “pro-Russian fake news,” Donbass News Agency has been removed from YouTube for covering Ukrainian war crimes. Western censors targeted a crucial source of information yesterday, shutting down the English language YouTube channel for the Donbass News Agency (DONi). DONi is one of the top sources documenting Ukrainian […]

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Georgia: Trump Administration Boosting Military Aid

Tblisi (EAN) – The United States is stepping up its military aid to Georgia as Washington searches for new ways to encourage Georgians to continue on their pro-Western path in spite of ever-receding hopes of joining NATO. Starting next spring, US Army officers will train Georgian soldiers on defensive tactics. The new initiative, to be called the Georgia […]

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Yemenis Sit Between the Hammer and Anvil of US-backed Saudi Siege and Airstrikes

Sana’a (GPA) – Yemeni forces launched a long-range ballistic missile at the King Khalid Airport in early November in retaliation for the Saudi-led war against Yemen. Days later, Saudi Arabia tightened their already-existing blockade. This impacts Yemeni life in a number of ways and puts millions of Yemenis on the brink of death. Nearly 1,000 days […]

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Nikki Haley Promises US Will Act Without UNSC in Syria

New York (GPA) – Following two Russian vetoes in one week at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), US ambassador Nikki Haley has promised the US would act alone to “fight for justice.” At the end of last week, the UNSC voted on two resolutions concerning the April chemical weapons incident in Khan Sheikhoun, Syria. The resolutions, which […]

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Turkish President Erdogan Accuses US of Supporting ISIS

Ankara (TeleSUR) – Turkey’s president said, “The administration in the United States has changed but everything remains the same as before.” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of granting financial aid to members of the Islamic State group, a State Department-listed terrorist organization. “The United States has disappointed us a lot, saying that it fights […]

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Keystone Pipeline Shut down After Leaking 210,000 Gallons of Oil

Pierre, SD (TAM) – The contentious Keystone Pipeline has been temporarily shut down after a 210,000-gallon oil leak was discovered in South Dakota. According to local ABC News affiliate KSFY: “Brian Walsh with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources tells KSFY News they were alerted to the leak at 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning by TransCanada. “The leak was […]

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US Calls Venezuela Global Threat at UN as EU Approves Arms Embargo

Caracas (VZA) – The US chaired an informal meeting at the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Monday to discuss the situation in Venezuela despite a boycott from leading members such as China and Russia. “The crisis in Venezuela today poses a direct threat to international peace and security. Venezuela is an increasingly violent narco-state that threatens the region, […]