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Corporate Media Largely Silent on Trump’s Civilian Death Toll in Iraq

Baghdad (FAIR) – Earlier this week, human rights group Amnesty International issued a lengthy report accusing US-backed forces of “repeated violations of international humanitarian law, some of which may amount to war crimes,” in Mosul, Iraq, causing the deaths of at least 3,700 civilians. Neither this report, nor the broader issue of the civilian toll in the US war against […]

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The US Empire, the CIA, and the NGOs

Washington (AHT) – The Ancient Greeks knew: “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” No less a figure than the late Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CIA made use of this saying by recruiting the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in […]

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UAE Paid $10m to Settle US Torture Case, According to Leaked Emails

Dubai (MEE) – The UAE bought the silence of an American arms dealer who was allegedly tortured by Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi, during the 1980s, according to leaked emails obtained by Middle East Eye. Khaled al-Hassen, a businessman and naturalised US citizen, alleged that he was abducted, taken to a secret […]

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US Stumbling into War with Iran

Washington D.C. (SCF) – There are signs that a US military operation against Iran is imminent. The administration is pushing Congress for the authority to build new «temporary» facilities in Iraq and Syria. Its policy statement says the armed forces are hamstrung by legal restrictions on the ability to expand military infrastructure in Syria and Iraq. The […]

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Trump Looks to Expand Homeland Security Power Over Deportations

Washington D.C. (teleSUR) – The 13-page proposal opens the door for DHS officials to expand their jurisdictions to a national level. The White House is debating the expansion of the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to allow for the rapid deportation of undocumented immigrants. Current legislature dictates authorities can bypass immigration courts for individuals apprehended within […]

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Mass Arrests of Protesters: Outrageous in Russia, Barely Worth Mentioning in US

Washington D.C. (GPA) – Major media’s relative lack of interest in the mass arrests by Metro DC police on Inauguration Day is a fact noted by activists and journalists since the incident almost six months ago. One way to measure the dearth of coverage is to compare the attention paid to comparable protester arrests in Russia last […]

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Russia Threatens to Reciprocate US Seizure of Russian Diplomatic Compound

Moscow (GPA) – Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said on Friday that Moscow is ready to expel US diplomats in response to Washington’s reluctance to return the confiscated diplomatic property. According to Sputnik News Agency, Maria Zakharova said that Moscow is ready to expel US diplomats in response to Washington’s failure to return its diplomatic property in […]

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The U.S. Has Been at War for Over 220 of Its 241 Year Existence

Washington D.C. (AHT) – The United States presents itself to the world as a beacon of liberty and a proponent of human rights around the world, ready and willing to stand up for and defend the downtrodden. Florida Senator Marco Rubio recently said that the world looks to the U.S. as an example of democracy. […]

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Analysis: DNC Servers Were Locally Hacked, Making Russian Interference Unlikely

Washington D.C. (MPN) – The “Russiagate” scandal has dominated headlines and airwaves for months now, with politicians and analysts lining up to pin last year’s election meddling on Russian spies. But an independent investigator’s new analysis lays the blame at the feet of a hacker closer to home. In the latest complication for the “Russiagate” […]

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House Democrats Introduce Articles of Impeachment in Long-Shot Bid to Unseat Trump

Washington (TeleSUR) – Process would require the support of fifty percent of the House of Representatives and two-thirds of the Senate, both of which enjoy Republican majorities. Two Democratic congressmen have introduced articles of impeachment in a long-shot bid to remove the U.S. President Donald Trump from office. Representatives Brad Sherman of California and Al Green of Texas […]

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