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UN Unanimously Rejects Blockade as US Abstains for First Time

(teleSUR) While the U.S. abstention may be a nod to the potential lifting of the blockade, Cuba insists that it will not return to capitalism. In a historic step toward lifting the blockade on Cuba, the United States abstained Wednesday in the United Nations general assembly vote unanimously calling for the end of the Cold […]

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83 People Tear Gassed, Arrested in Dakota Pipeline Protest

(teleSUR) Local police officers used tear gas as hundreds of protesters tried to halt the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock. More than 80 protesters were arrested Saturday after clashing with police in a demonstration against the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota, the local sheriff’s department said and admitted […]

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US Badly Needs Russia’s Technology to Keep Its Space Program Afloat

(SCF) – Russian Energomash Corporation has found a new customer in the United States. According to a new contract, Energomash will deliver 14 RD-181 engines to the US Orbital ATK aerospace and defense industry company over the next two years. Igor Arbuzov, the head of the Russian company, made the announcement on October 13. The […]

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Amid Claims of Manipulating Election, Russia Offers to Monitor US Election

(GPA) – After weeks of Hillary Clinton accusing Russia of interfering in US elections; Russia has offered to send election monitors to polling places to safeguard from fraud. After several releases of tens of thousands of leaked emails, Hillary Clinton will not stop trying to put the focus on who the source of the emails […]

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America Losing Its Grip on Southeast Asia

(SCF) – The recent diplomatic row between the Philippines and the United States has come as a shock to U.S. State Department and Pentagon policy wonks but for astute observers of Southeast Asian politics, the decision of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to «pivot» to China and Russia was long in the making. Ever since the so-called «Yellow […]

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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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Assange’s Internet Cut to Keep Ecuador Out of US Elections: FM

(TeleSUR) – The Foreign Ministry of Ecuador said Tuesday that the government had temporarily restricted Julian Assange’s access to the communication system in its embassy in the U.K. in order to not interfere in the electoral process in the U.S. According to the Foreign Ministry, “The government of Ecuador respects the principle of non-intervention in the affairs […]

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Pentagon Spent More Than Any Other Department on Propaganda

(teleSUR) It seems the Pentagon needs all it can to sugarcoat the U.S. and its aggressive foreign policy. The U.S. Department of Defense spent an average of more than US$626 million annually on propaganda, more than all other federal government agencies combined, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office. The report, released last week […]

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CIA Uses Algorithm to Predict Social Unrest 5 Days Before it Happens

By overlapping history, open-source mass data collection, and classified data, the CIA is able to predict “social unrest” 3 to 5 days out. This helps give Washington the leverage it needs to quickly intervene in international conflicts in the most advantageous way possible. The resulting information could then be used as leverage in many ways: […]

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US Govt Spent $4 Million to Undermine Cuban Democracy in 2015

US Govt Spent $4 Million to Undermine Cuban Democracy in 2015 (teleSUR) In the past two decades, Washington funded destabilizing programs with about US$284 million, according to the official data of the U.S. administration. Washington spent close to US$4 million in 2015 alone to fund programs that promote regime change in the socialist island of […]