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Who and What Will AI Serve? US and China Give Very Different Answers

Beijing (MPN) – Artificial Intelligence is a frighteningly powerful new tool — and weapon. Who and what will it serve? In the U.S., tech giants Facebook, Google, and Amazon and their corporate agendas; in China, the needs of the public and the economy. These two models should be thought through now. Speaking to a group of students in […]

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Why Did Sudan Close Their Border with Eritrea?

Khartoum (GPA) – Sudan closed their border with Eritrea as long-standing tensions with Egypt begin to flare up. Ongoing disputes over territory and resources, as well as Sudan’s relations with Turkey, triggered the dispute. On January 6th Sudan shut their border with Eritrea after fortifying it with thousands of troops. The closure comes off the […]

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MSNBC Ignores Catastrophic US-Backed War in Yemen

New York (FAIR) – For the popular US cable news network MSNBC, the largest humanitarian catastrophe in the world is apparently not worth much attention—even as the US government has played a key role in creating and maintaining that unparalleled crisis. An analysis by FAIR has found that the leading liberal cable network did not run a single segment […]

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Expect Even Less Internet Freedom in 2018

Washington (SCF) – Users of social media have been increasingly reporting that their accounts have been either censored, blocked or suspended during the past year. Initially, some believed that the incidents might be technical in nature, with overloaded servers struggling to keep up with the large and growing number of accounts, but it eventually emerged that the interference […]

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What’s Driving Turkey’s Recent Emergence as a Middle East Power?

Ankara (MPN) – Many observers believed Erdogan wouldn’t be able to maintain his authoritarian political machine as well as maintain this economic growth, but the foreign policy of Turkey has countered these projections, leading Ankara to expand opportunities by partnering with everyone from Iran to the U.K. Over the last decade or so, the West […]

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US Outlets Peddling ‘Russiagate’ Scramble to Meddle in Iran’s Politics

Washington DC (GPA) – The same neoconservative warmongering media outlets that peddled Russiagate for the past year now urge the US to interfere in Iran’s domestic politics. Unfortunately for them, sanctions are impeding their ability to do so. Outlets like the New York Times and Reuters are scrambling to instigate yet another war. These media […]

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Shadow Armies: The Unseen, But Real US War in Africa

Washington (TeleSUR) – It will be many years before Africa and its 54 nations are truly free from the stubborn neocolonial mindset, which is grounded in racism, economic exploitation and military interventions. There is a real – but largely concealed – war which is taking place throughout the African continent. It involves the United States, an invigorated Russia, […]

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Africa in Review 2017: Reconstruction and the Impediments of Imperialism

Washington DC (GR) – Mass demonstrations, repositioning priorities, and the escalating Pentagon presence. Coal mining had been a lucrative business in the northeastern Oriental region of Morocco for many decades where in the city of Jerada thousands of workers were employed in the extractive industry. During the 1930s, the earliest trade unions in the North […]

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Pentagon Finally Admits to “Multiple Ground Operations” in Yemen

Washington D.C. (GPA) – The Pentagon finally acknowledged last week that US troops have carried out “multiple ground operations” in Yemen. The details and future, however, remain ambiguous. Dubbed the “secret war,” Washington’s military activity in Yemen has remained dubious since the war began in March of 2015. On paper, the US has a small number […]

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US-Saudi Nuclear Talks: A Barometer for Middle East Rivalries?

Washington DC (AMN) – Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indicator of where the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is heading as well as the strength of the informal Saudi-Israeli alliance against Iran. The possible transfer could spark a new arms race in the Middle East and constitutes one explanation why Saudi responses […]