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  • Liberia: Liberia Mourns Women Peace Activist Madam Ruth Caesar
    [FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -On Thursday, Liberians woke up to the death news of Madam Ruth Caesar, a founding member of the Mano River Women Peace Network (MARWOPNET). ... ...
  • Oliver Stone Remembers Anti-Imperialist Journalist William Blum, Chronicler of CIA Crimes
    Academy Award-winning filmmaker speaks about the life and legacy of Dissident Voice contributor, journalist, and historian William Blum, who documented US war crimes and CIA interventions across the planet. ... ...
  • A Tale of Two Cities
    Photo Source Laurent Bourrelly | CC BY 2.0 Here follows a tale of two cities — not, as in Dickens’ novel, Paris and London, but Paris and Madison, Wisconsin. Besides the obvious differences between he City of Light and a modestly sized Midwestern state capital and college town, there is also this: that while Dickens could justly write of the world he described, the world of the French Revolution, that “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” no sane person could say at least half of that about the world today. The best of times ... ...
  • The Significance of The Common Wind
    I intend to speak of both the title of Julius Scott’s book, The Common Wind, and the common wind itself. It’s a great title. Scott gets it from William Wordsworth’s sonnet of 1802 to Toussaint L’Ouverture. Scott quotes the seven lines of its second half. Though fallen Thyself, never to rise again, Live and take comfort. Thou has left behind Powers that will work for thee: air, earth, and skies There’s not a breathing of the common windThat will forget thee; thou hast great allies; Thy friends are exultations, agonies, And love, and Man’s unconquerable mind. lines which mix subject and object or ... ...
  • The Ketamine Chorus: NYT Trumpets New Anti-Suicide Drug
    Photo Source Psychonaught | CC BY 2.0 The drumbeat for ketamine as a way to halt the rising suicide rate is upon us, as the New York Times has now joined the chorus. This is encouraging news unless of course you recall a couple of things: how recent enthusiasm from the medical-industrial complex for increased opioid use for pain resulted in the current opioid epidemic; and how the NYT has joined other notorious choruses such as Ahmed Chalabi’s one that sang about WMDs in Iraq. On November 30, 2018, the NYT published a lengthy op-ed “Can We Stop Suicides?” in which Moises Velasquez-Manoff ... ...
  • Roaming Charges: Fathers and Sons, Bushes and Bin Ladens
    Photo Source A.Davey | CC BY 2.0 Chances are that George W. Bush didn’t need to be tutored on how to pronounce Osama bin Laden’s name, after the president was informed about the events of 9/11 while reading the story about that goat to grade-schoolers in Sarasota, Florida. The Bin Ladens and the Bushes go way back. Exactly how far back remains a matter of conjecture. But, like many ultra-rich Saudis, the Bin Laden brood has always had a thing for Texas. The patriarch of the Bin Laden clan, Mohammed Bin Laden, the son of a Yemeni bricklayer who moved ... ...
  • Turkey Bombs PKK Sites; Three Killed in Iraq
    Three militants were killed in Iraq. The post Turkey Bombs PKK Sites; Three Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • This Is What It Looks Like When Imperialism Comes Home
    This article originally appeared at TruthDig. You have to hand it to him—the man has a way with words and he sure knows how to fire up his base. Early in November, President Donald Trump addressed a crowd of supporters in Montana, and he gushed with pride about his recent deployment of active-duty troops to … Continue reading "This Is What It Looks Like When Imperialism Comes Home" The post This Is What It Looks Like When Imperialism Comes Home appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State and Bob Parry Exposed It
    A year ago yesterday, it became fully clear what was behind the feverish attempt by our intelligence agencies and their mainstream media accomplices to emasculate President Donald Trump with the Russia-gate trope. It turned out that the objective was not only to delegitimize Trump and make it impossible for him to move toward a more … Continue reading "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State and Bob Parry Exposed It" The post Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State and Bob Parry Exposed It appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • How the United States Kept Arms Flowing Into South Sudan
    During the South Sudanese Civil War, which has claimed nearly 400,000 lives, the United States helped the main belligerent in the war continually acquire arms through Uganda, a close U.S. ally in the region. For years, the Ugandan government channeled arms, ammunition, and military aircraft to the regime of President Salva Kiir, according to multiple … Continue reading "How the United States Kept Arms Flowing Into South Sudan" The post How the United States Kept Arms Flowing Into South Sudan appeared first on Antiwar.com Original. ... ...
  • Veneration Of Power Leading To Climate Catastrophe
    In a recent media alert, we presented a few rules that journalists must follow if they are to be regarded as a safe pair of hands by editors and corporate media owners. One of these rules is that ‘we’ in the West are assumed to be ‘the good guys’. This seriously damaging narrative, flying in the face of historical evidence and endlessly crushing state policies, ensures that the public is kept ignorant and pacified. The consequences have been deadly for millions of the West’s victims around the world, and now mean climate catastrophe that could end human civilisation. First, take ... ...
  • Palangkaraya: Dreaming about the “Soviety” Capital of Indonesia and the US-Backed Killing Fields
    Believe it or not, but decades ago, Indonesia was a socialist country, the cradle of the ‘Non-Aligned Movement’, with the progressive and fiery President Soekarno leading the nation. The Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) was then the third largest Communist Party in the world, after those of China and the Soviet Union, and was it not for the US-orchestrated coup of 1965; it would easily have won elections in 1966, democratically and comfortably. President Soekarno landed All the key natural resources of Indonesia were in the hands of its people and the government; firmly and uncompromisingly. Indonesia was becoming one ... ...
  • Are the New Congressional Progressives Real?
    In November, about 25 progressive Democrats were newly elected to the House of Representatives. How do the citizen groups know whether they are for real or for rhetoric? I suggest this civic yard stick to measure the determination and effectiveness of these members of the House both inside the sprawling, secretive, repressive Congress and back home in their Districts. True progressives must: Vigorously confront all the devious ways that Congressional bosses have developed to obstruct the orderly, open, accessible avenues for duly elected progressive candidates to be heard and to participate in Congressional deliberations from the subcommittees to the committees to the floor of ... ...
  • British Spies Infiltrated Bernie Sanders’ Campaign?
    The Integrity Initiative, a British pseudo-NGO tasked with running anti-Russian propaganda operation, was recently exposed. Further digging into it revealed a much wider operation. It seems to involve a mole British spies inserted into the Bernie Sanders campaign. Three weeks ... ...
  • This doesn’t end well
    There are zero prospects of finding a way out of this situation. Nobody is coming to end the occupation, and there will be no end to the violence until the violence of the occupation ends. Israeli security forces at the scene of a shooting attack at the entrance to the Israeli settlement of Givat Asaf, in the West Bank, on December 13, 2018. Two soldiers were killed and several others wounded. Photo by (Hadas Parush/Flash90) One of the most depressing things about Israel-Palestine is just how predictable and cyclical the violence can be. The almost-war in Gaza, the new wave of shooting, ... ...
  • Interview 1406 – New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato
    [audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2018-12-06%20James%20Evan%20Pilato.mp3"][/audio]This week on the New World Next Week: more robot propaganda rolls out with chicken dispensers in Japan; Brexit poses pesticide problems for the UK; and the MSM freaks out about Italy's sacking of the health board. ... ...
  • Gerry Docherty on the Hidden History of WWI
    Gerry Docherty, co-author with Jim MacGregor of Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War, joins us for an in-depth discussion about the real origins of WWI. In this wide-ranging discussion, Docherty reveals the machinations of the Secret Elite that ensnared Europe, and, ultimately, the world, in war. We also talk about the teaching of history and who controls the historical narrative on key global events. ... ...
  • A Historic Opportunity To Transform Trade When We Stop NAFTA II
    Donald Trump was right when he said that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has been a disaster for the United States and promised to renegotiate it when he became president. However, the renegotiated NAFTA-2 is worse than the original NAFTA and should be rejected. Popular Resistance is in its end-of-the-year fundraising drive.Click here to make a tax-deductible donation today. On December 1, NAFTA-2 was signed by President Trump, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada, and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nietos. This started the process of approval by the legislatures of each country. Our movement for trade that puts people ... ...
  • What the Marc Lamont Hill affair really tells us about Zionist goals
    Lawrence Davidson says the US Zionist lobby’s attack on academic Marc Lamont Hill for advocating justice for the Palestinians is part of an ongoing effort to eliminate aspects of international law that proscribe racism and apartheid – defining characteristics of Israel. ... ...
  • The many costs Palestinian women pay to fight oppression
    As if defying gender norms in their own communities isn’t enough, Palestinian women are forced to fight prejudices and racism masking themselves as feminism in Israel and the West. By Anwar Mhajne A Palestinian protester takes part in a mass rally against government inaction toward gender violence, Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, December 4, 2018. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) Tens of thousands of women protested against gender violence in Israel earlier this month, demanding the allocation of more resources to combat it. The protests came a week after the murders of two girls, 16-year-old Yara Ayoub from the village of Jish, and 13-year-old Silvana Tsegai ... ...
  • Short Term Thinking Dooms U.S. Anti-China Strategy
    The United States issued an arrest warrant against the chief financial officer and heir apparent of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou. At issue is a six years old alleged violation of sanctions against Iran. Mrs. Meng was arrested in Canada. She has ... ...
  • Central African Republic: UN Warns of Genocide in Central African Republic
    [Deutsche Welle] The UN's aid chief has alerted member states of the "early warning signs of genocide" amid increasing violence. The African nation has seen the worst sectarian violence since the overthrow of the government in 2013. ... ...
  • Episode 776: Here We Grow Again
    The president's budget promises 3% growth. Is that doable? Yes, but he won't like what it would take.(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) ... ...
  • Venezuela to leave ‘interventionist’ OAS group amid deadly anti-govt protests
    Caracas has decided to withdraw its membership from the Organization of American States after the body voted to “breach sovereignty” and convene an emergency meeting over the ongoing violent crisis in Venezuela that has already resulted in 29 deaths. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...