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  • IRGC: US Claim of Downing Iranian Drone ‘Ridiculous’
    The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has rejected the “ridiculous” claim that the USS Boxer has shot down an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz, saying the force will soon release footage captured by the drone after the claimed time of the shooting. In a statement released on Friday, IRGC announced, “We will soon release the images of the US navy ship that has claimed to have shot down an Iranian drown in the Strait of Hormuz,” adding that the footage “will reveal the US’ baseless lie to the whole world.” US President Trump claimed on Thursday that a ... ...
  • ‘Burnin’ up’: Priyanka Chopra Sizzles in Red Mini Dress at 37th B’Day Bash
    New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian "desi" girl Priyanka Chopra known for creating a buzz on social media with her every single move, celebrated her 37th birthday with a splash of shimmering red. ... ...
  • Merkel: Trump Tweets Go against What Makes America Great
    President Donald Trump’s xenophobic tweets “go against what makes America great”, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday, as she voiced solidarity with four minority Democratic congresswomen attacked by the US leader. “I firmly distance myself from (the attacks) and I feel solidarity towards” the attacked women, she said, adding that in her view, “the strength of America lies in that people from different (origins) contributed to what makes the country great”. “People of very different nationalities have contributed to the strength of the American people, so these are … comments that very much run counter to this firm impression that ... ...
  • Explosion Hits Gas Plant in China’s Henan Province (Video)
    The news comes in the wake of a blast last month at a biotechnology workshop in Henan that claimed the lives of six people. ... ...
  • Strong Quake Reportedly Hits Athens, Sends People Into the Streets
    According to the Euro-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, as quoted by ABC News, the quake was a 5.1 magnitude. However, the Geodynamic Institute of the National Observatory of Athens has estimated the quake's magnitude at 5.3. ... ...
  • Bollywood star Ajaz Khan arrested for posting ‘objectional’ videos about Muslim lynching
    Bollywood star and former Bigg Boss contestant Ajaz Khan was arrested by Mumbai Cyber Police for inciting enmity between different religious groups through videos posted to the Tik Tok platform. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Moscow: US Decision to Bar Turkey from F-35 Programme Part of Policy to Punish for Sovereign Moves
    Washington previously stated that the Pentagon was working to unwind its ties to Turkey in the international F-35 programme following the country's move to acquire Russian S-400 air defence systems. ... ...
  • Iran’s Foreign Minister Discusses Latest Escalation Of Tensions With U.S.
    NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to NPR's Jackie Northam and Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, who was in New York, about the multiple tensions between the U.S. and Iran. ... ...
  • Pro-Trump Miss Michigan who refused to try on hijab stripped of title over twitter posts – report
    Ardent Trump supporter Kathy Zhu has said she was stripped of a Miss World America title after the organizers took issue with her black-on-black violence tweet and her refusal to try on a hijab as part of a school activity. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Horrified internet collectively gasps at ‘creepy’ trailer for Cats movie (VIDEO)
    The trailer for the live action adaptation of the hugely successful musical ‘Cats’ has dropped and it appears the world, or at least the internet, was not ready for the furry nightmare. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Who’s telling Trump he’s going to the Moon? New poll says half of Brits want him to blast off
    US President Donald Trump is the politician who British people would most like to see don a space suit and be exiled to the Moon to mark the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing, a new poll reveals. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Comic-Con 2019, Day 1: Sleepless In San Diego
    San Diego Comic-Con kicked off Thursday, with more than 130,000 attendees expected. Big draws of the day were Lin-Manuel Miranda and Arnold Schwarzenegger — and a surprise appearance from Tom Cruise.(Image credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images) ... ...
  • 25 Years After Scoring ‘The Lion King,’ Hans Zimmer Returns To Pride Rock
    Twenty five years after he scored the original The Lion King, which won an Oscar, Hans Zimmer returns to Pride Rock to revisit the classic musical themes for a re-imagined tale.(Image credit: Alberto Rodriguez/Disney Enterprises, Inc. ) ... ...
  • Muncie Police And City Officials Solve Shelter’s Excess Cat Problem
    The shelter in Muncie, Ind., needs food, litter and paper towels. Police and City Hall say residents can temporarily pay their parking tickets, not in cash, but in cat supplies. ... ...
  • Zuma pulls the plug on Zondo testimony
    By Nkululeko Ncana and Mike Cohen (Bloomberg) – Former South African President Jacob Zuma declined to provide further testimony to a judicial panel that’s investigating whether he consented to and benefited from widespread looting during his nine-year rule. The commission of inquiry adjourned two days ago after his lawyers objected to the panel’s line of questioning and argued that he was being unfairly cross-examined. “My client has instructed me he will take no further part in these proceedings,” Zuma’s lawyer Muzi Sikhakhane said at the commission in Johannesburg on Friday. “The commission does not appear to know its ground rules.” Deputy ... ...
  • Yemen War Now is MBS’ Quagmire: NYT
    The war in Yemen is lodged in a stalemate and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s fight has become a quagmire, the New York Times reported. “From the beginning of Saudi Arabia’s intervention in Yemen, it was Prince Mohammed’s war,” David D. Kirkpatrick said in his article entitled: “Yemen Has Been a Saudi Prince’s War. Now It’s His Quagmire.” “Four years later, the war is lodged in a stalemate and Prince Mohammed’s signature fight has become a quagmire, diplomats and analysts say. A steep pullout by his key ally, the United Arab Emirates, they say, raises questions about Saudi Arabia’s ... ...
  • Saudi representative to UN: It’s time for the crisis in Yemen to reach an end
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  • The Blob Fought the Squad, and the Squad Won
    Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair For students of political history, a cottage industry has grown in recent years around identifying the historical circumstances and intellectual origins of neoliberalism. While the initial conditions have been identified in the post-WWII effort to cleave German fascism from its American roots, what hasn’t been explained is the hold it has over a broad range of Western political ideology. This background has bearing on the current effort by the American political establishment to crush ‘the squad’ of left House Democrats whose apparent trespass was to mean what they said about representing the interests of the ... ...
  • It Was Never Just About the Chat: Ruminations on a Puerto Rican Revolution.
    Photograph Source: Old School WWC Fan – CC BY-SA 4.0 “In the colonial context there is no truthful behavior. And good is quite simply what hurts them most.” -Frantz Fanon “And I say that between colonization and civilization there is an infinite distance; that out of all the colonial statutes that have been drawn up, out of all the memoranda that have been dispatched by all the ministries, there could not come a single human value.” -Aimé Césaire “Puta” -Ricardo Rosselló Let’s get something out of the way quickly: this was never about the goddamned Telegram group chat. The chat ... ...
  • System Capture 2020: The Role of the Upper-Class in Shaping Democratic Primary Politics
    The Democratic primary season is upon us, and the party’s candidate list is a useful starting point for assessing the impact of affluence on American politics. Classic works by sociologists of decades past, including C. Wright Mills and G. William Domhoff, posited that U.S. political institutions were captured by elite economic actors, who seek to enhance their own material positions at the expense of the many. It’s no accident that affluence is tied to political elitism. Donald Trump is the wealthiest U.S. President in modern history, and is one of the most pro-business in his policies, pursuing tax cuts ... ...
  • South Carolina Speaks for Whom?
    Image Source: Flag of South Carolina – Public Domain Because the African American vote is crucial, the conventional wisdom nowadays is that for Democrats to end up with a nominee who can defeat Donald Trump, Democratic candidates must win over African Americans’ hearts and minds. This is a rare case in which the conventional wisdom is spot on. Because South Carolina will be the first state to hold a primary or caucus in which a majority of likely Democratic voters are African American, its primary is bound to draw more national attention next year than it usually does. South Carolina ... ...
  • From Mad Cow Disease to Agrochemicals: Time to Put Public Need Ahead of Private Greed
    The first part of this article documenting the development of BSE in Britain was written by Rosemary Mason and is taken from her new report. It is fully referenced and cites sources and evidence in support of her claims. Additional reporting for the second part of the article was provided by Colin Todhunter. ***** Mad cow disease is a fatal epidemic neurological syndrome created by the agricultural industry, farmers and food processors. In 1987, an epidemic of a fatal neurological disease in cows suddenly appeared in Britain. Cows became uncoordinated, staggered around, collapsed and finally died. The disease was called ... ...
  • The race for the domination of Space, by Manlio Dinucci
    The remarkable display of aerobatics by a flying infantryman during the military parade of 14 July 2019 masks the creation of a Joint Military Space Command. After Russia, China and the United States, France is the fourth military power to invest in a sector which for a long time had been free from nuclear weapons. Not much longer. ... ...
  • PepsiCo in $1.7bn acquisition of Pioneers Foods; owner of Sasko, Ceres and Weet-Bix
    Pioneer Foods/PepsiCo media statement PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ: PEP) (“PepsiCo”) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Pioneer Foods Group Ltd. (JSE: PFG) (“Pioneer Foods”) for R110 per share in cash (approximately $1.7bn), which represents a 56% premium to the 30-day volume weighted average price prior to the cautionary announcement on July 15, 2019. Pioneer Foods has a robust, locally relevant product portfolio that complements PepsiCo’s current lineup, with strong positions in cereals, juices, and other African nutritional food staples, including well-known, scaled brands like Weet-Bix, Liqui-Fruit, Ceres, Sasko, Safari, Spekko, and ... ...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood as auxiliaries of the Pentagon, by Thierry Meyssan
    We are continuing the publication of Thierry Meyssan's book, « Before Our Very Eyes, Fake Wars and Big Lies ». In this episode, he describes how the terrorist organisation of the Muslim Brotherhood was integrated into the Pentagon. It was attached to the anti-Soviet network constituted with the ex-Nazis during the Cold War. ... ...
  • Rural America and 5G’s Digital Divide
    While there is considerable telecom hubris regarding the 5G rollout and increasing speculation that the next generation of wireless is not yet ready for Prime Time, the industry continues to make promises to Rural America that it has no intention of fulfilling. Decades-long promises to deliver digital Utopia to rural America by T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T have never materialized. Despite much bravado, the biggest telecom carriers have never shown the willingness to fund the necessary infrastructure nor do they possess the necessary infrastructure to bridge the digital divide – despite $22 billion in government subsidies and grants over the ... ...
  • The World is Dedollarizing
    What if tomorrow nobody but the United States would use the US-dollar? Every country, or society would use their own currency for internal and international trade, their own economy-based, non-fiat currency. It could be traditional currencies or new government controlled crypto-currencies, but a country’s own sovereign money. No longer the US-dollar. No longer the dollar’s foster child, the Euro. No longer international monetary transactions controlled by US banks and – by the US-dollar controlled international transfer system, SWIFT, the system that allows and facilitates US financial and economic sanctions of all kinds – confiscation of foreign funds, stopping trades between ... ...
  • How is Donald Trump handling the Israëlo-Palestinian question?, by Thierry Meyssan
    President Trump does nothing like his predecessors (except for his model, Andrew Jackson), thereby destabilising his partners. The « Deal of the Century » that he dreamed up for Palestine angered President Abbas, who interpreted it from the point of view of previous US propositions. Could he have been wrong? ... ...
  • Twitter Restores Assange Activism Account In Response To Backlash
    After a week of vocal protests from online supporters of Julian Assange, Twitter has reversed its unjust removal of the prominent pro-Assange activism account @Unity4J. After the account was suspended without any explanation being presented to its operators, Assange supporters drew a clear line in the sand against internet censorship and began making a big noise that couldn’t be ignored. The account’s suspension drew condemnations from high-profile Assange supporters like Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, World Socialist Website, RT and Lee Camp, as well as a sustained social media campaign by grassroots supporters which included artwork, memes, and, of course, relentless “tagging” of Twitter ... ...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood as members of the National Security Council of the White House, by Thierry Meyssan
    We are continuing the publication of Thierry Meyssan's new book, « Right Before Our Eyes, Fake Wars and Big Lies ». In this episode, he takes us back to the first semester of 2011, during which, supported by the United States and the United Kingdom, the Muslim Brotherhood approached or won power in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. ... ...
  • Is a New US Mideast War Inevitable?
    In October 1950, as U.S. forces were reeling from hordes of Chinese troops who had intervened massively in the Korean War, a 5,000-man Turkish brigade arrived to halt an onslaught by six Chinese divisions. Said supreme commander Gen. Douglas MacArthur: "The Turks are the hero of heroes. There is no impossibility for the Turkish Brigade." … Continue reading "Is a New US Mideast War Inevitable?" The post Is a New US Mideast War Inevitable? appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Theft of Silwan Highlights the Injustice of the Israeli Occupation
    Israeli police forced out the Siyam family from their home in the heart of occupied East Jerusalem last week, the final chapter in their 25-year legal battle against a powerful settler organization. The family’s defeat represented much more than just another eviction. It was intended to land a crushing blow against the hopes of some … Continue reading "Theft of Silwan Highlights the Injustice of the Israeli Occupation" The post Theft of Silwan Highlights the Injustice of the Israeli Occupation appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • How Corporate Media Are Fueling a New Iran Nuclear Crisis
    The U.S. news media’s coverage of the Iran nuclear issue has been woefully off-kilter for many years. Now, however, those same outlets are contributing to the serious crisis building between Washington and Tehran. Iran has responded to Trump’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal by resuming the stockpiling of low enriched uranium, removing the cap … Continue reading "How Corporate Media Are Fueling a New Iran Nuclear Crisis" The post How Corporate Media Are Fueling a New Iran Nuclear Crisis appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Iraq Daily Roundup: Bombs, Clashes in Diyala province; Nine Killed in Iraq
    Explosions, mortars, and clashes took place in Jalawla, Diyala province. The post <I>Iraq Daily Roundup</I>: Bombs, Clashes in Diyala province; Nine Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Pentagon Ticks, AGW Doesn’t Exist, Social Media Surveillance – New World Next Week
    This week on the New World Next Week: Congress asks Pentagon if it weaponized ticks; another study disproves the AGW hypothesis; and the FBI ramps up social media surveillance. ... ...
  • A sound decision from a truly independent SARB governor
    Lesetja Kganyago has had a tough time of it. With the economy tanking, some have been calling for a political takeover of the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) in order to, one assumes, print money in the hope of inflating our way to prosperity, or at the very least, tweak the central bank’s mandate to focus more on growth. In his role as governor, Kganyago has been a powerful voice for SARB independence. That’s no small feat at a time when central banks are under political pressure from Turkey (where the governor of the central bank was summarily fired by the ... ...
  • Repo rate cut; rand rallies; Richemont rides online wave; property market optimism; Eskom Bigwig wanted
    By Linda van Tilburg  The South African Reserve Bank has cut its benchmark interest rate for the first time since March 2018 as it almost halved its economic growth forecast for the year. It was a unanimous decision by the Monetary Policy Committee to lower the repurchase or repo rate by 25 basis points to 6.5% per annum. The bank lowered its growth forecast for the year to 0.6% from 1% in May. Bloomberg says the move may be the last this year.  The Reserve Bank has lowered its forecast for annual inflation from 4.4% to 4.5% and sees ... ...
  • Why the West is Determined to Ignore China’s Success
    It used to be comical, but suddenly it is not, anymore. In the past, blind hatred towards China could had been attributed to ignorance, or at least to indoctrination by the Western propaganda and mass media outlets. But now? China’s tremendous leap forward, its excellent, humane social policies and determined people-oriented scientific research, as well as its march towards a so-called “ecological civilization” are well-documented, to the point that if anyone really wants to know, he or she has plenty of opportunities to learn the truth. But it appears that very few want to learn. At least very few in ... ...
  • Five Years Ago: Was Malaysia Flight MH17 Shot Down by a Ukrainian Fighter Plane?
    This article was originally published in 2014. July 17th is the commemoration of the downing of MH17, July 17, 2014 “From start to finish, the Ukraine crisis has been instigated by US imperialism. Every action Washington has taken has been … The post Five Years Ago: Was Malaysia Flight MH17 Shot Down by a Ukrainian Fighter Plane? appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Die Europäische Union in der Atomstrategie des Pentagons
    Der General der Marine-Infanterie und Präsident des Gemeinsamen Ausschusses der Stabschefs, Joseph Dunford, überreichte am 13. Juni 2019 die Diplome an die Studenten der National Defense University. Er nutzte die Gelegenheit, um ihnen zu versichern, dass es „Aufgabe der Generaldirektoren … The post Die Europäische Union in der Atomstrategie des Pentagons appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Trump Ignorant of China’s Resolve
    Trump is an artful dealmaker in his own mind, his mastery more myth than reality. Former Trump Organization executive Barbara Res earlier said he wasn’t a great dealmaker.  “In terms of taking the responsibility for the buck, he just would … The post Trump Ignorant of China’s Resolve appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Die absurden Beziehungen der EU-Länder zu Russland
    Der Stand der Beziehungen zwischen Italien und Russland ist „ausgezeichnet“: So lautete die Erklärung von Premierminister Giuseppe Conte, als er Präsident Vladimir Putin in Rom empfing. Die Botschaft war als Beruhigungsmittel, gar als Schlafmittel für die öffentliche Meinung gedacht. Grundsätzlich … The post Die absurden Beziehungen der EU-Länder zu Russland appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • 12 killed, scores wounded in Afghanistan Taliban car bombing
    Twelve people were killed and more than 80 wounded when Taliban militants detonated two car bombs at a gate outside police headquarters in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Thursday, police and medical officials and the Taliban said. ... ...
  • ‘They don’t want a Palestinian woman to defeat the state’
    Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour sat in prison for a poem she published on Facebook. After an Israeli court ruled that the poem does not constitute incitement to violence, the prosecution is now appealing the partial reversal of her conviction. Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour was released from prison on September 20, 2018. She was arrested in October 2015, and later convicted of incitement to terrorism and violence for poems she published on social media. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) Israel’s state prosecution is trying to appeal the partial reversal of the conviction of Dareen Tatour, the Palestinian poet found guilty of incitement to violence over a poem she published on ... ...
  • Another powerful Israeli commits crimes in Africa — and again his government does nothing
    Once again, a powerful Israeli commits serious crimes in Africa. Once again, there are no consequences in Israel. This time, the alleged criminal is a former major general named Israel Ziv, who once headed the Israeli army’s Operations Directorate. The scene of his crimes is the nation of South Sudan, which has been torn by a civil war since 2013, in which some 400,000 people have already died. The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) has just added more details to the terrible story. The story is complicated, but here is a summary: in 2015, ex-General Ziv’s “security services ... ...
  • Gaza facing unprecedented shortage of medical supplies
    The Palestinian Ministry of Health (PMH) in the Gaza Strip said it was facing an “unprecedented” shortage of essential medicines and medical supplies on Tuesday. ... ...
  • Vivid Snapshots of Israel’s Impossible Cruelty: Our New Team Member Shares How Mondoweiss Stories Power Her Activism
    For our summer fundraising drive, “One Story At A Time,” Mondoweiss staffers are sharing stories we’ve published that inspire their work to share the truth about Palestine. Today’s message is from Olivia Katbi Smith, a dedicated activist who joined our team just last month. Read on to learn what keeps Olivia fighting for solidarity — and please give now. A loyal donor has pledged $20,000 if we can raise $60,000 by August 1. In April 2018, Gazan journalist Hamza Abu al-Tarabeesh came to a horrifying realization. He had started reporting on the Great March of Return under the belief that ... ...
  • Israeli colonist rams Palestinian with car, flees scene
    An Israeli colonialist settler rammed, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man from the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem, causing fractures and bruises, and fled the scene. ... ...
  • Iran deplores terrorist attack against Turkish diplomats in Erbil
    The Iranian foreign ministry condemned the terrorist attack against Turkish diplomats in Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan region which killed two and wounded another person. ... ...
  • Israeli court dismisses church’s appeal to stop Old City property sales to settler group
    In June Israel’s high court rejected an appeal to stop the sale of properties in Jerusalem that the Greek Orthodox church unknowingly signed over to an Israeli settler organization, Ateret Cohanim. Originally sold in 2004, the properties in question are all in the Old City: a residential building in the Muslim Quarter, the Muzamiya House near the Islamic holy site of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound (itself constantly threatened by settler groups and the Israeli government), and two historic hotels by the Jaffa Gate, the New Imperial Hotel and the Petra Hostel. The buildings are located in East Jerusalem, territory Israeli ... ...

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  • Old Mutual denies Moyo’s claims about Manuel
    Ex-CEO Peter Moyo alleged that his dismissal was a result of a break down in his relationship with Trevor Manuel after he had objected to Manuel’s triple conflict of interest on the transaction. ... ...
  • Mkhwebane: Ramaphosa was duty-bound to declare funds for ANC campaign
    Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane has further rejected President Ramaphosa’s claim that he did not know the details of the donations his campaign office received. ... ...
  • Zuma to continue testifying at Zondo inquiry
    Upon the resumption of proceedings on Friday morning, Zuma’s lawyer Muzi Sikhakhane told the commission that Zuma would take no further part in the proceedings. ... ...
  • Zakariyya Park protesters claim authorities opened fire on them
    Residents in Zakariyya Park and Ennerdale, south of Johannesburg on Friday said they were tired of the recent mushrooming of informal settlements in their areas. ... ...
  • South Africa: Ramaphosa Misled Parliament on Bosasa Donation – Mkhwebane
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has said that President Cyril Ramaphosa deliberately deceived Parliament with regard to a R500,000 donation from Bosasa to fund his African National Congress election campaign, Eyewitness News reports. ... ...
  • Guinea: Critical Time for Human Rights in Guinea
    [HRW] Next year, Guinea's human rights record will come under scrutiny in a review carried out by the Human Rights Council. Human Rights Watch yesterday gave the Council a report that looks at the state of human rights in the country and where progress is still needed. ... ...
  • Nigeria: FIFA ‘Taps Nigeria to Host 2020 U-20 World Cup’
    [Premium Times] Ten years after Nigeria last hosted a FIFA World Cup event, the country is set for another chance as the world football governing body seems ready to award the country the hosting right of the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup for 2020. ... ...
  • Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Snubbing Us, Says Dzamara Family
    [New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ignored persistent requests for a meeting by the family of once fierce anti-Mugabe campaigner and pro-democracy activist Itai Dzamara who disappeared without trace March 2015 following his abduction by suspected State agents. ... ...