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  • The Economic Summit of the Arab League and the case of Moussa Sadr
    The Economic Summit of the Arab League was due to be held in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, on 19 and 20 January. However at least two issues raise doubts whether it will go ahead: First, there is an intense battle between the member states of the Arab League on the convenience of the Syrian Arab Republic becoming a member again; Second, the Lebanese Party Amal, established during the Lebanese Civil War by Iranian Imam Moussa Sadr, is opposed to a Lebanese delegation attending the (...) ... ...
  • Re-Colonisation, by Thierry Meyssan
    For Thierry Meyssan, one of the consequences of the successive ends of the bipolar and unipolar world is the re-establishment of colonial projects. One after the other, the French, Turkish and English have publicly declared the return of their colonial ambitions. We still need to know what form they will adopt in the 21st century. ... ...
  • Zarif Says Iran ‘Shattered Myth of US Omnipotence’ despite Machinations
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Iranian nation has managed to shatter “the myth of US omnipotence” despite Washington’s machinations against the Islamic Republic in the past 40 years. “Iranians forced the US client to leave 40 years ago today. 3 years ago today, JCPOA entered into force, ending yrs of securitization of Iran. In spite of US machinations v. Iran for the past 40 years— & its withdrawal from JCPOA— Iranians have shattered the myth of US omnipotence,” Zarif said in a message posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday. By “the US client”, Zarif was referring ... ...
  • Our Pointless, Very American Culture of Shame
    Puritanism’s obsession with guilt and shame, Nathaniel Hawthorne believed, was America’s original sin. We haven’t made much progress since “The Scarlet Letter.” Do the crime do the time, goes the cliché. In the United States, when the time ends the shaming begins. It starts when you look for a job. At least 65% of Americans have a felony or misdemeanor criminal record that makes them ineligible to work for the more than 90% of companies who run background checks to weed out applicants with a record. As for the few ex-cons who slip through this electronic dragnet, they are required by shaming ... ...
  • Just Another Brick in the Wall of Lies
    It’s time to bring back the original Nightline. For those of you too young to remember, Nightlinewas born almost 40 years ago during the “Iranian Hostage Crisis.” Each nightly broadcast began with the words “The Iran Crisis: America Held Hostage” that would eventually be followed by the numbers of days that had elapsed since their seizure. This continued for 444 days. After the release of the hostages, the program began to devote more of its thirty minutes to probing in depth a single political or social issue. Over the years, having to compete with talk-over-shouting-matches-on-demand cable and the click-bait internet, ... ...
  • Referendum 2020: A Green New Deal vs. Racist, Classist Climate Genocide
    Introduction: “Nuking” the Dem Leadership’s Anti-Climate Obstinacy Perverse as it may seem, I as a climate justice activist am extremely glad the corrupt corporate, militarist Democratic Party leadership has repeatedly expressed its contempt for the Sunrise Movement’s much-needed, potentially game-changing call for a Green New Deal. Three recent, egregious instances of that contempt are 1) Chuck Schumer’s criminally insane promotion of Trump-supporting fossil fuel puppet Joe Manchin to be lead Democrat on a powerful Senate energy committee, 2) Nancy Pelosi’s predictable castration of Sunrise’s hoped-for committee to legislate a Green New Deal, and 3) Pelosi’s equally predictable construction of an insurmountable barricade to a Green New Deal by her ardent embrace ... ...
  • Uniting for a Green New Deal
    Support is growing in the United States for a Green New Deal. Though there are competing visions for what that looks like, essentially, a Green New Deal includes a rapid transition to a clean energy economy, a jobs program and a stronger social safety net. We need a Green New Deal for many reasons, most obviously the climate crisis and growing economic insecurity. Each new climate report describes the severe consequences of climate change with increasing alarm and the window of opportunity for action is closing. At the same time, wealth inequality is also growing. Paul Bucheit writes that more than half ... ...
  • Fake WaPo Report Rocks DC: Trump Resigns, Flees White House to Crimea
    Bogus 1 May editions of The Washington Post filled with anti-Trump stories were handed out in Washington, DC, this week while a website was set up to mimic the influential newspaper. The authors say that the news about Donald Trump's resignation is fantasy rooted in reality. ... ...
  • WATCH: Bulls Forced to Jump Through Fire as Harvest Ritual in India
    The ritual, called 'Kichchu Haisodu', is an age-old tradition where cattle jump through burning haystacks in the hope they'll guarantee a better fortune and prosperity. The farming community believes that this ritual will save their farms from forest fires and protect their cattle from summer heat waves. ... ...
  • Militants Who Planned New Terror Attacks Arrested in Syria – Manbij War Council
    On Wednesday, over 20 civilians were killed and 19 others wounded as a result of an explosion in the centre of the city of Manbij, while a US military patrol was passing. ... ...
  • Interview 1412 – New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato
    [audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2019-01-17%20James%20Evan%20Pilato.mp3"][/audio]This week on the New World Next Week: the controlled demolition of Brexit proceeds apace; the World Bank gets a new corporate slavemaster; and the police can’t force you to unlock your phone. ... ...
  • Tornado Planes on Display at Museums But in Service in German Air Force – Report
    The Tornado aircraft were developed jointly by Italy, the United Kingdom and West Germany during the Cold War, but the warplanes have not been produced since 1998. ... ...
  • Ten countries of the Lima Group recognize the manipulation orchestrated by the US against Venezuela
    Confronted by the evidence revealed by the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, about the maritime incident provoked by the US transnational ExxonMobil , 10 out of the 12 member states of the Lima Group have withdrawn article 9 of the joint communiqué. Under this article, the Group had denounced an alleged Venezuelan provocation, which placed in danger security in the region.‎ Only two countries – Canada and Paraguay – did not make the necessary correction. For the governments of Canada and (...) ... ...
  • France will give to Iraq 1 000 million euro
    Following the Head of US Diplomacy, Mike Pompeo, his French partner ‎Jean-Yves Le Drian also made a visit to Bagdad. His visit coincided with the visit of King Abdallah II of Jordan. ‎ To everyone's surprise, the French Minister of Foreign Affairs announced that France – while in the throes of a financial crisis – will give to Iraq 1,000 million euro (1 150 millions US dollars). This will go to participating in Iraq's reconstruction following the war against the Islamic Emirates ‎‎(Daesh). ‎ (...) ... ...
  • China’s top trade negotiator to visit US Jan 30-31
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  • Top N. Korean official in Beijing en route to Washington: reports
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  • Hezbollah Denounces ‘Arbitrary Detention’ of Iranian Anchor Marzieh Hashemi
    Hezbollah condemned US authorities’ detention of Iranian journalist, Marzieh Hashemi, calling for her immediate release. In a statement released late Wednesday, Hezbollah’s Media Relations Office described as arbitrary the detention of Hashemi, denouncing the US authorities’ offense against the journalist’s beliefs. “The Media Relations of Hezbollah voices support with fellow Hashemi and her family, as well as with our dear colleagues in Press TV channel,” the statement said. Hezbollah also called on “free” media outlets across the world to reveal US’ racism and violations of human rights. The PressTV journalist has been mysteriously detained by the FBI after she was ... ...
  • Defense Ministry’s Latest White Paper Omits Language Describing N. Korea as “The Enemy”
    The first defense white paper released during the administration of South Korean President Moon Jae-in deleted a phrase about the North Korean regime and military being the “enemy” of South Korea. The white paper placed new emphasis on South and … The post Defense Ministry’s Latest White Paper Omits Language Describing N. Korea as “The Enemy” appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Europe on the Brink of Collapse?
    The Empire’s European castle of vassals is crumbling. Right in front of our eyes. But Nobody seems to see it. The European Union (EU), the conglomerate of vassals – Trump calls them irrelevant, and he doesn’t care what they think … The post Europe on the Brink of Collapse? appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • If America Stopped Destroying the World, the Bad Guys Might Win
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters on Saturday that the government under Venezuela’s recently re-inaugurated president Nicolas Maduro is “illegitimate”, and that “the United States will work diligently to restore a real democracy to that country.” Pompeo’s remarks, which … The post If America Stopped Destroying the World, the Bad Guys Might Win appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • The Global Internet Is Facing a Catastrophe for Free Expression
    The new EU Copyright Directive is progressing at an alarming rate. This week, the EU is asking its member-states to approve new negotiating positions for the final language. Once they get it, they’re planning to hold a final vote before … The post The Global Internet Is Facing a Catastrophe for Free Expression appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Shutdown Threatens To Stall Recovery In Wildfire-Ravaged Paradise, Calif.
    A federal grant for basic infrastructure projects is stalled. There is concern that, if fire survivors don't see evidence that recovery has begun, they could give up hope and leave the region.(Image credit: Noah Berger/AP) ... ...
  • Scientists ‘resurrect’ giant prehistoric lizard as a walking robot (VIDEO)
    European researchers have animated a prehistoric four-legged creature that lived before dinosaurs by studying its gait and making a robotic model that can walk the earth just like its prototype 280 million years ago. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • 40 Bodies in ISIS Grave; Seven Killed in Iraq
    Another mass grave was found. Seven people were killed recently. The post 40 Bodies in ISIS Grave; Seven Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • YouTube bans dangerous stunt clips after long line of risky footage (VIDEOS)
    YouTube has changed its policies regarding viral challenges and pranks in an effort to cut dangerous stunt videos, following a recent rise in outrageous dares inspired by the Netflix movie Bird Box. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Israeli Politics Enter Grubby Realm of Reality TV
    Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu commandeered the country’s airwaves last week in what many assumed would prove a moment of profound national import. They could not have been more wrong. The context was his decision last month to move forward the general election to April, widely seen as a desperate effort to turn the vote … Continue reading "Israeli Politics Enter Grubby Realm of Reality TV" The post Israeli Politics Enter Grubby Realm of Reality TV appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Triumph of Conventional Wisdom: AP Expunges Iran/Contra Pardons from Barr’s Record
    A president facing a major scandal, just as the highest-profile trial is about to begin, pardons the indicted or convicted officials around him to effectively stop the investigation that’s closing in on his own illegal conduct. Trump soon? We’ll see. But this actually describes what President George H.W. Bush did in 1992. The Iran/Contra scandal … Continue reading "Triumph of Conventional Wisdom: AP Expunges Iran/Contra Pardons from Barr’s Record" The post Triumph of Conventional Wisdom: AP Expunges Iran/Contra Pardons from Barr’s Record appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Russia-gate Evidence, Please
    For those interested in evidence – or the lack of it – regarding collusion between Russia and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, we can thank the usual Russia-gate promoters at The New York Times and CNN for inadvertently filling in some gaps in recent days. Stooping to a new low, Friday’s Times headline screamed: … Continue reading "Russia-gate Evidence, Please" The post Russia-gate Evidence, Please appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Long Live the Armed Struggle!
    Murdering Truthsayers  I am thinking of Karen Silkwood for some odd reason. Murdered November 13, 1974 as a twenty-eight-year-old labor union activist and chemical technician working for a nuclear power plant, Kerr-McGee Cimarron River nuclear facility in Crescent, Oklahoma. The industry was supplying nuclear fission rods for reactors. She found violations of health and safety regulations, and well, the story of this ordinary woman with an ordinary life has turned into a cause celebre with Meryl Streep playing her in a 1984 movie. Karen was pursued by some dark figures on a cold night, and the manila envelope she was ... ...
  • Texas man made over $500,000 running fake PACs for Bernie, Clinton & Trump in 2016
    A politically-promiscuous Texas entrepreneur has been accused of running fake campaign accounts and websites for Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump during the 2016 election and pocketing the cash. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Kenya hotel attack that killed 21 ‘revenge for Trump’s Jerusalem embassy move,’ terrorists claim
    As the death toll in the Nairobi hotel attack hit 21, including UK and US citizens, Al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group Al-Shabaab claimed it was revenge for US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Matchmaking Scientists Find Romeo The Frog His Own Juliet
    It's been a 10-year quest but researchers have discovered a female Sehuencas water frog that could help save the species from extinction. (Image credit: Robin Moore /Global Wildlife Conservation ) ... ...
  • Louisville Renames Airport After Late Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali
    The renowned boxer and humanitarian advocate traveled the world but always credited his hometown in Kentucky. He died in 2016.(Image credit: The Ring Magazine/The Ring Magazine/Getty Images) ... ...
  • From inside Zimbabwe: ‘We’re VERY, VERY scared’
    EDINBURGH — The Mike Campbell Foundation is a human rights charity focused on rebuilding the foundations of justice in Zimbabwe. Its executive director Ben Freeth has shared a glimpse of what life is like in a country that is in the grip of a government internet and social media blackout and where citizens have been urged to stay off the streets as violence escalates. Before communications were switched off, residents saw images of plain-clothed gunmen wielding AK47 automatic rifles in suburbs, saw warnings spread through WhatsApp of impending martial law and heard of protestors being killed. Now living in an ... ...
  • A new action superhero look for SA Super Rugby franchises, courtesy of Marvel
    JOHANNESBURG — Given the iron-clad intellectual property protection around brands as iconic as the Marvel action hero characters, one has to wonder how SA Rugby managed to secure the rights to use the brands for four Super Rugby franchises. Or is Marvel looking at a different way of marketing their brands to South Africans? Whatever the back story to the deal, the marketing initiative will surely capture the imagination of younger fans. Given the enormous success of the movie Black Panther in South Africa, it’ll be interesting to see if the Sharks see a spike in new supporters in 2019. ... ...
  • US, SA collusion sees former Mozambique FM in Jozi jail – The Wall Street Journal
    Mozambique’s former Finance Minister Manuel Chang was arrested during a layover in South Africa and spent the holiday in a crowded holding cell. This article is exclusive to Biznews Premium. Members please login here. Not yet subscribed? Taste before you eat by signing up here for free 30 day trial (card details required). ... ...
  • State Department Identifies American Killed In Nairobi Terror Attack
    Jason Spindler was in Nairobi working for a firm he co-founded that promoted business partnerships in emerging markets.(Image credit: AP) ... ...
  • Paul O’Sullivan’s big property bet with a connection to Napoleon and Boers
    When the definitive book is written on a band of hardy individuals who shielded South Africa from being overwhelmed by State Capture, Paul O’Sullivan’s name will feature prominently. Courageous, direct and gifted with an analytical mind, O’Sullivan was the nemesis of two Police Commissioners and an army of other bad actors. What makes his efforts even more remarkable is that Paul and his colleague at Forensics for Justice, Sarah-Jane Trent, did their amazing work on a shoestring. Or, more accurately, by subsidising their sleuthing and court actions from their own savings. Some, including members of the Biznews community did help, ... ...
  • Gentrification in Haifa soars as Palestinian homes are converted into luxury real estate
    Israel’s Haifa municipality is unveiling major plans to transform the city in northern Israel into a Barcelona of the Middle East – a city with captivating ancient architecture redolent of a storied past. However, there is one problem: these homes belonged to Palestinians. Most of whom were among some 750,000 who fled or were expelled from their homes and lands in 1948 during the Arab-Israeli war that marked Israel’s creation – referred to as the Nakba, or “catastrophe,” by Palestinians. During Israel’s first years of statehood, the buildings, including many large villas, were shuttered and blocked up with concrete, ... ...
  • Canadian citizen kidnapped in Burkina Faso
    SANAA, Jan. 17 (Saba) - Burkina Faso's security minister Klement Sawadugu has announced the kidnapping of a Canadian citizen near the border with Niger. ... ...
  • Moscow Washington is preparing to accuse Russia of supporting
    SANAA, Jan. 16 (Saba) -The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that US intelligence is preparing to publish provocative media leaks aimed at accusing Russia of supporting the activities of the "Daash" organization in Afghanistan. ... ...
  • Israeli channel: Netanyahu urged Trump to support operation for restoring “Mossad” elements in Iran
    SANAA, Jan. 16 (Saba) - Arab media reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked US President Donald Trump to help restore elements of the Mossad in the event of a special operation in Iran. ... ...
  • Tribal meeting in Dhamar affirms confronting Saudi aggression
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  • Syrians, Iraqis defeated Daesh, not Americans: Zarif
    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the victory over the Daesh terrorist group in Iraq and Syria was the result of endeavors by the two nations themselves and the United States played no role in defeating the outfit. ... ...
  • Yemeni forces thwarts Saudi-mercenaries’ infiltration in Jizan
    The Yemeni Army and Popular Committees thwarted on Wednesday a large-scale attempt to infiltrate by the Saudi-mercenaries in Jizan Front. ... ...
  • Army, people, resistance formula protects Lebanon; US failed miserably in Syria
    Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem stressed that the United States of America will never be able to decide Lebanon’s destiny, adding that the army-people-resistance formula has always protected the country. ... ...
  • Russian FM: Eradicating terrorism from Syria is a must
    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed importance of eradicating terrorism in Syria completely, particularly in Idleb province, and expanding the state’s authority all over the country. ... ...
  • Whether it’s Brexit or Zionism – going it alone makes little sense
    Two issues have dominated the UK over the last twelve months: Brexit and antisemitism in the Labour Party. The politics of both debates turn out to have much in common. Conflicting national narratives; opposing notions of self-determination; a complex question presented as having a simple solution; a lack of civility in public debate; the use of fear tactics; and the demonisation of opponents. In short, both issues have created plenty of heat but not much light. The Brexit and antisemitism debates were running in parallel for most of 2018. In fact, the allegations of antisemitism made against Jeremy Corbyn and ... ...
  • The beauty and the beast – Gilad Atzmon vs. Rachel Riley
    Share In recent weeks Rachel Riley, a British TV celebrity, has tossed the Antisemitic slur in the direction of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, Noam Chomsky, Ken Loach, Aaron Bastani, yours truly and others. In her first extended Ch 4 interview it became clear that Riley isn't exactly an astute political philosopher. You can watch the entire Ch 4 interview here. ... ...
  • Israel’s new ‘apartheid road’ is about more than just segregation
    Israel claims the new road, which separates Israelis and Palestinians by an eight-meter wall, alleviates traffic for settlers while helping Palestinians travel around the West Bank. Critics say it will help create Israeli-only enclaves free of any Palestinian presence.  Route 4370, known as the ‘apartheid road,’ just east of Jerusalem, West Bank. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) Israel unveiled a new segregated highway in the occupied West Bank last week, with a giant eight-meter concrete wall separating Palestinian and Israeli drivers on either side. Labeled the apartheid road by critics, Route 4370’s official reasoning is to alleviate traffic for Israeli settlers commuting to Jerusalem, ... ...

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  • Uganda: Anti-Terror Operatives Deployed At Kenya Border
    [Monitor] Busia -Security on the Uganda-Kenya border has been tightened following the Tuesday terror attack on a hotel and office complex in Nairobi's leafy Westlands in Kenya. ... ...
  • Zimbabwe: Activist Accused of Video Tapping Airport Officials
    [New Zimbabwe] Fierce government critic Makomborero Haruzivishe (26) spent a night in police cells following his arrest for secretly recording and posting on social media, a video of his conversation with Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport officials concerning four foreign activists who were being deported. ... ...
  • Cote d’Ivoire: Hague Orders Gbagbo to Remain in Custody
    [VOA] The International Criminal Court has ordered former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and his top aide to remain in custody, even after judges acquitted them of crimes against humanity. ... ...
  • Zimbabwe: Ruling Party Youths Lead ‘Operation Restore Sanity’
    [The Herald] FOLLOWING violent protests that rocked Mutare on Tuesday morning, a group of Zanu-PF youths were yesterday moving around suburbs removing boulders, tyres and other items used to barricade roads in an operation they termed "restore sanity". ... ...
  • Corrupt officials partly to blame for road deaths, says Transport Dept
    Minister Blade Nzimande released the preliminary figures in Pretoria on Wednesday, with figures showing an increase in fatalities from this holiday season, compared to the same time last year. ... ...
  • Ramaphosa gives SIU green light to probe Esidimeni tragedy, Umgeni water crisis
    The SIU is set to probe allegations of irregularities in the procurement by the Gauteng Health Department and officials as well as employees of Life Esidimeni. ... ...
  • ANC: ‘DA has run out of ideas, its politics are bankrupt’
    The DA marched through parts of the CBD on Wednesday where it unveiled a billboard listing the names of the victims of the Marikana massacre and Life Esidemeni tragedy. ... ...
  • Maimane: ‘Kodwa must explain why ANC has murdered South Africans’
    DA leader Mmusi Maimane says he will not be drawn on criticism from the ANC which has accused him of only focusing on the governing party and not having a plan to win the election. ... ...