Americas

What Mark Esper’s Nomination Tells Us About Trump’s Administration

Washington D.C. (AMN) – The revolving door between the private military sector and the public military sector gives a clear insight into the business-friendly practices of Trump’s defense strategy, which is more accurately a siphoning of public funds to wealthy business executives. The Trump administration has had a tough time filling key vacancies, notably in the defense […]

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Why Trump Must Sign the New Russia Sanctions Bill

Washington, D.C. (Duran) – The neo-con establishment has deprived the president of foreign policy authority, locking in sanctions by act of congress. Despite the White House’s apparent opposition, the US congress has passed a new sanctions package against Russia, Iran, and North Korea. Donald Trump seems destined to sign the legislation – and in fact, he has little […]

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Jeff Bezos Escapes Scrutiny From His Own Paper—and Its Rivals

Washington (FAIR) – The three most prominent US newspapers haven’t run a critical investigative piece on Jeff Bezos’ company Amazon in almost two years, a FAIR survey finds. A review of 190 articles from the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and the Bezos-owned Washington Post over the past year paints a picture of almost uniformly uncritical–ofttimes boosterish–coverage. None of the articles were investigative exposes, […]

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Russia Expelling US Diplomats as Response to Latest Sanctions

Moscow (GPA) – Triggered by a new round of sanctions, Russia expelling US diplomats comes as the predictable – though long delayed – response to one of Obama’s last geopolitical moves. Following Congress’ passage of new sanctions targeting Russia, Iran and North Korea, Russia has responded by issuing an order to the US, and several other countries, […]

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Canada Investigates Saudi Arabia’s Use of Arms in Eastern Crackdown

Ottawa  (MEE) – At least five people were killed in restive Qatif province during the week as Saudi authorities attempt to crackdown on alleged Shiite militants. Canada warned on Saturday that it was reviewing reports that Saudi Arabia is using Canadian armoured vehicles in a crackdown in the Sunni-ruled kingdom’s Shiite-majority east, which has seen numerous civilians and […]

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US Congress: Israel First–First Amendment Second

Washington D.C. (DN) – Senators and Representatives in the US Congress are attempting to pass legislation which would criminalize the boycotting of Israel and also criminalize the advocacy of such boycotts. The legislation is clearly unconstitutional, yet this hasn’t stopped many in Congress from advocating for new restrictive laws. In March of 2017, bills were […]

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How Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative

Washington D.C. (FAIR) – A new Vox video (7/17/17) is the latest addition to a media onslaught that propagates numerous misleading talking points to demonize Iran—just as the US government, under Donald Trump’s vehemently anti-Iran administration, is ratcheting up aggression against that country. The 10-minute film, titled “The Middle East’s Cold War, Explained,” is a textbook example […]

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Morales Declares ‘Total Independence’ from World Bank and IMF

La Paz (TeleSUR) – Since 2006, a year after Morales came to power, social spending on health, education, and poverty programs has increased by over 45 percent. Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has been highlighting his government’s independence from international money lending organizations and their detrimental impact the nation. “A day like today in 1944 ended Bretton Woods Economic Conference (USA), in […]

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Maduro Demands Explanation of CIA Chief’s ‘Interventional’ Words About Venezuela

Caracas (TN) – Venezuelan President Nicholas Maduro demanded the United States to clarify the recent statement of CIA Director Mike Pompeo, suspecting Washington of intention to interfere with the affairs of the Latin American state. Pompeo said last week he had visited Mexico and Bogota in early July, talking about Venezuela and possible actions “for a […]

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US Ends CIA Program in Syria but Continues Preparations for Big War

Washington D.C. (SCF) – The news hits headlines. The Washington Post (WP) reports that President Trump has decided to discontinue the CIA program in Syria to covert program to arm and train «moderate» Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, according to US officials. The CIA program in Syria was authorized by  Trump’s predecessor in 2013. […]

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