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Instead of Speculating on Trump’s Future War Crimes, Let’s Look at Obama’s

(GPA) Washington – In the final year of President, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Barack Obama’s term in office, the US dropped a record number of bombs in seven different countries. While the US has been obsessing over what kind of war criminal incoming President Donald Trump will be, the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) […]

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In Syria, Western Media Cheer Al Qaeda

(FAIR) Aleppo- The Syrian government– a dictatorship known for imprisoning, torturing and disappearing dissidents—is easy to vilify. And over the last five years of Syria’s civil war, it has committed its share of atrocities. But there is more than one side to every story, and US media coverage has mainly reflected one side—that of the rebels—without regard […]

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How America’s Support for Israel Helps Daesh Find New Recruits

(SCF) Jerusalem – Place yourself in the mind of a Palestinian. You have just been told by the Secretary of State of the outgoing US Administration in Washington that your people should have «a future of freedom and dignity» and «the Israeli Government’s program of establishing civilian settlements in the occupied territory is inconsistent with international law». […]

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IS Destroys Natural Gas Facility, Leaves Millions of Syrians Without Heat

(GPA) Damascus – The Islamic State released video of militants detonating bombs inside a crucial Hayyan gas facility over the weekend, effectively leaving millions of Syrians without heat for the winter. The gas facility was located in the eastern countryside of the Homs governorate, northeast of Damascus. The video released Sunday, showed IS militants wiring […]

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Top 5 News Stories This Week

(GPA) Detroit – While the US media has spent all week panicking about alleged ‘Russian hacking,’ there have been multiple major stories that they’ve missed. As we come to another week’s end, here are some key news stories that broke this week.   Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing on Russian Hacking Yesterday the US senate […]

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Book Review: The Freedom – Shadows & Hallucinations in Occupied Iraq

If you want to get a feel for what life under US occupation in Iraq was like in 2003, The Freedom by Christian Parenti has you covered. The Freedom reads like a journal as Parenti documents his travels across the recently “liberated” war-torn country. [asa]1595580379[/asa] “Ah, the freedom. Look, we have the gas-line freedom, the looting freedom, the […]

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Israeli Soldier Found Guilty for Executing Wounded Palestinian

(teleSUR) Jerusalem – Israeli Sergeant Elor Azaria shot and killed Abdul Fatah Sharif in March in an act the verdict deemed revenge. The Israeli soldier who executed a Palestinian man while he was lying on the ground bleeding and incapacitated was found guilty Wednesday of manslaughter after facing a military trial that outraged far-right sectors […]