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Anthony Bourdain: The Last Gasp of CNN’s Original Vision

Atlanta (FAIR) – CNN began with the slogan, articulated by its founder Ted Turner: “The news is the star.” That has long since ceased to be a reflection of what CNN does. Despite promoting itself with its dubious “facts first” slogan, the network endlessly touts its celebrity pundits and anchors: Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, Christiane Amanpour, […]

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Erdogan Prepping New War Pitched as an Anti-PKK Operation

Ankara (GPA) – Turkey’s military and Prime Minister have announced a new illegal ground campaign said to be an ‘anti-PKK operation’ in Iraq. On Friday, the Turkish government announced yet another illegal incursion into a neighboring country. This time the target isn’t Syria but Iraq, more specifically, the headquarters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) – a […]

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US Military to Release Suspected American Islamic State Fighter in Syria

Washington (MEE) – A US-Saudi man suspected of fighting for the Islamic State (IS) group and currently in American custody will be released in Syria, court documents show. The man, known only as “John Doe”, has been subject to a legal battle since he was handed to the US military by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led […]

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North Korea Has Good Reason to Be Wary of a Trump Deal

Pyongyang (MPN) – Though Trump’s threats against North Korea have lacked some of the grace with which his predecessors operated, to Pyongyang, U.S diplomacy has been marked by 65 years of broken promises and outright aggression. Is lasting peace possible on the Korean Peninsula? The answer to that question may depend on whether Donald Trump follows the well-worn […]

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Turkish FM: YPG Will be Disarmed as Part of Roadmap

Ankara (TM) – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Tuesday said the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militant group in northern Syria, would be disarmed as part of a roadmap that Turkey and the US endorsed yesterday, the NTV news website reported. “I didn’t get the idea that they would designate the YPG as a terrorist group, […]

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China Can Hold Trump’s Trade War Hostage

Beijing (SCF) – Calling Donald Trump a bull in a china shop would be a kindness. His approach to foreign affairs has been at times a refreshing stick in the eye to the global post-WWII institutional order. But, in recent months it has morphed into something more dangerous. And his desire to solve the Gordian […]

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Syria’s Army Repels Daesh Attack in Deir Ez-Zor as US-Led Offensives Resume

Damascus (TNA) – The Syrian army forces thwarted major attacks by Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group on the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, inflicting heavy losses on the foreign-backed militants, as the US-led coalition resumes its attacks on the northeastern province of al-Hasakah. Units of the Syrian Arab Army on Sunday managed to foil […]

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Four Social Leaders, Activists Killed in Colombia in 24 Hours

Bogota (TSN) – Yet four more social leaders were murdered in Colombia in just 24 hours, amid a security crisis for activists and community leaders that risk their lives for a better future for their country and the region. According to teleSUR’s correspondent in Colombia, Manuel Jimenez, Carlos Jimmy Prado Gallardo was a human rights activist and national delegate […]

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The U.S. and Israel Are Marching Towards War with Iran

Washington D.C. (AHT) – On Monday, May 21, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a rant against Iran before the right-wing Heritage Foundation in Washington. It was a bullying speech to push the Iranian leadership to surrender unconditionally to US demands. If the Iranian people are unable to contrive “regime change” the US will do […]

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Will Oil End the American Century?

Washington D.C. (NEO) – The American Century, so triumphantly proclaimed in a 1941 Life magazine editorial by US establishment insider Henry Luce, was built on the control of oil and on an endless succession of wars for that control of global oil. Now, ironically, with the illegal and unilateral cancellation of the Iranian nuclear agreement […]

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