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  • Netherlands 10% Liable for Srebrenica Killings, Dutch Top Court Rules
    The Srebrenica massacre, considered to be the largest mass killing in Europe since the Holocaust, ended in 8,000 Muslim Bosniaks being killed in July 1995 during the Bosnian War. The Dutch troops were tasked to guard a UN safe zone where Muslim men had sought refuge. ... ...
  • Iran state TV claims VIDEO proves ‘no drone was downed’ by US in Strait of Hormuz
    Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps released footage which it says disproves the US claim of shooting down an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz, showing the video was transmitted after the alleged time it was destroyed. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Iran Releases IRGC Video Allegedly Proving US Lied About Downing of Iranian Drone
    Earlier, Tehran denied Donald Trump’s statements claiming that a US ship in the Strait of Hormuz had downed an Iranian drone that allegedly flew too close to the vessel, something which Washington characterised as a "defensive action". ... ...
  • Mysterious Underground Structure in Russia Prompts ‘More Questions Than Answers’, Scientists Say
    The underground structure is part of the ancient fortress of Naryn-Kala, a UNESCO cultural heritage site located in the town of Derbent in southern Russia’s Republic of Dagestan. ... ...
  • Chicken And Egg Problems
    In this final round, the contestants — plus special guest Bowen Yang — are asked to identify, given a pair of events, which came first?(Image credit: Mike Katzif/NPR) ... ...
  • Too Many Letters With Anna Roisman
    In this game guest-hosted by HQ Words', Anna Roisman, contestants mash-up two initialisms: For example: if your tax returns are being audited by Kate McKinnon, you've sent them to the I-R-S-N-L.(Image credit: Mike Katzif/NPR) ... ...
  • Fly Me To The Permanent Natural Satellite
    Pretending they're on a romantic night stroll, contestants must correctly identify facts about the moon that would impress their hypothetical date.(Image credit: Mike Katzif/NPR) ... ...
  • Put On A Happy Face
    In this music game, songs from famous musicals are rewritten to describe the plots of famous non-music dramatic stage plays. It's a crossover the Tony Awards would never themselves allow.(Image credit: Mike Katzif/NPR) ... ...
  • Kosovo’s PM Haradinaj resigns after being called to Hague war crimes court
  • French authorities just shot a resting herd of runaway bison to protect hikers. Were they right?
    An ethical debate has broken out in France, after the wildlife and hunting agency opted to gun down a herd of escaped bison, rather than trying to stun and catch them, because they feared the cattle could hurt humans. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Is This Just Fantasy? French Government Assembles Team of Sci-Fi Authors to Predict Future Threats
    Also on display at the Bastille celebrations was the futuristic-looking Nerod F5 microwave jammer, a rifle-shaped weapon designed to target drones by blocking the pilot's signals, and plans have been unveiled to use robots to support French troops in Mali, with experiments currently underway. ... ...
  • Nigeria: Wizkid’s Manager Denies Domestic Violence Post, Says Account Was Hacked
    [Daily Trust] Jada Pollock, Wizkid's manager and third babymama, has denied a viral post on social media accusing the singer of domestic violence, claiming that her Instagram account was hacked. ... ...
  • 2nd Chinese space station falls from sky in FIERY demolition (this time controlled)
    China’s space lab Tiangong-2 has descended from orbit and burned up over the South Pacific. Unlike its predecessor, the terminal fall towards Earth was part of a controlled operation by the Chinese space agency. Read Full Article at RT.com ... ...
  • Ethiopia: Dozens Arrested After Clashes Between Security, Sidama Statehood Activists
    [Addis Standard] Southern Nations, Nationalities and People's regional state Police Commissioner Tewdros Weldemichael said there have been human casualties and property damages in various parts of the Sidama zone following yesterday's clashes which first started in Hawassa and its environs. ... ...
  • Zimbabwe: Watchdog Orders Inquiry Into Magaya Rape Allegations
    [263Chat] Women rights pressure groups have called on the government to urgently set up a commission of inquiry into the alleged rape cases levelled against Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder, Walter Magaya, 263Chat can report. ... ...
  • Why the Taliban Will Regain Power
    Zaeef freed from GuantanamoWe are fed a load of tripe about the Taliban in the western press. They are portrayed as crude, illiterate, opium traffickers and murders. They are quite the opposite. They are, in the first place, a legend, which began in the 1980s when a movement to resist the lawlessness left by the collapse of the secular regime was formed by brave, uncorrupt ‘talibs’ like Abdul Salam Zaeef, one of the founders of the Taliban, coined by the BBC in 1994. The ‘students’ were the educated branch of the native Afghan mujahideen in the 1980s, though there was ... ...
  • Gaslight – Film, Literature and the New World Order
    In this edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order we welcome Thomas Sheridan, author of The Anvil of the Psyche, to discuss Gaslight, the 1940 British psychological thriller that introduced us to the concept of ‘gaslighting.’ In the discussion we point out how common gaslighting is, ask “Are you being gaslighted?”, talk about techniques for defending oneself from gaslighting, and talk about how this technique is used on a societal level by the psychopaths at the top of the pyramid. ... ...
  • Astana Upcoming Meeting on Syria to Be Held on August 1st and 2nd
    Kazakh Foreign Ministry said that the upcoming meeting in the Astana format on settling crisis in Syria is scheduled to be held in the Kazakh Capital of Nur-Sultan on the 1st and 2nd of August. Kazakh foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday that the 13th meeting of Astana is to be held in Nur-Sultan city as the guarantor states (Iran, Russia, and Turkey), Syrian Arab Republic delegation and opposition delegation are planned to participate in it. The statement indicated that senior representatives from the United Nations, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq as observers will help facilitate the course of ... ...
  • Where should Palestinians stand on the protests by Ethiopian Jews inside Israel?
    In theory, any nation that fights to dismantle a colonial system should stand for all other movements against oppression, racism and injustice around the globe. Otherwise, their call for freedom would be nonsense and arbitrary. However, in Palestine/Israel political positions can sometimes be very tricky due to the accumulated layers of oppression and hierarchies caused mainly by the settler colonial system which dominates the country. Palestinians realize that the recent wave of protests by Ethiopian Jews over the killing of a 19 year-old Ethiopian-Israeli man by an off-duty police officer is a natural consequence of racism committed against them by ... ...
  • 5 Years Later: No Indictments in Choking Death of Eric Garner
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  • Ramaphosa considers action against PP over ‘unfortunate’ findings
    In a statement, he said his response to the section 7(9) notice was been given due consideration. ... ...
  • ‘They’re stealing electricity from us’ – Lenasia South protests continue
    There was a clash between Lenasia residents and shack dwellers who were accused of invading the land. ... ...
  • Gazans start flocking to the Strip’s border with the Zionist settlements to mark weekly Return Protests: Al-Manar reporter
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  • South Africa: Constitutional Court to Rule On Public Protector, SA Reserve Bank Matter
    [News24Wire] The Constitutional Court will rule on Monday in the matter between Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane and the SA Reserve Bank (SARB), a tweet from the country's apex court read on Friday. ... ...
  • Brain-Damaging Pesticide for Use on Foods Kids Eat. It’s Legal
    Farmers can keep spraying fruits and vegetables with a pesticide shown to harm a child’s brain even at low levels of exposure, the Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency said today. With a court deadline looming, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced … The post Brain-Damaging Pesticide for Use on Foods Kids Eat. It’s Legal appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • General Suleimani: Lack of Wise Leadership behind US Defeat in Middle East
    Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qasem Suleimani considered that the lack of a wise leadership in Washington is behind the US defeat in the Middle East. Via his Twitter account, General Suleimani said, “Trump is preoccupied with other stuff. Main reason for US failure in our region today is lack of a wise leadership. Ignorant leaders are the main reason.” Suleimani’s tweet came in response to US President Donal Trump’s claim of downing an Iranian drone. The Islamic Revolution Gauds Corps (IRGC), in a statement on Friday, described the US president’s ... ...
  • CNN: Propaganda and Disinformation
    CNN abandoned journalism and became a propaganda ministry for the Democratic National Committee and the corrupt upper echelons of the CIA and FBI. After three years of telling the most outrageous lies ever associated with an alleged news organization in an alleged democracy, CNN’s viewership collapsed. CNN turned propaganda ministry saw its prime time viewers shrink by 40%. Even insouciant Americans could see that CNN was nothing but a lie factory. One would have thought CNN would have learned a lesson. But apparently not. The scum or fools, whichever it is, that runs CNN decided instead to tell even ... ...
  • Russia and China Compete In Africa. Moscow’s “Pivot to Africa”
    The heavily Russian-influenced government in the Central African Republic is recommending the closure of four Chinese-run gold mines over environmental concerns, making it possible that these firms could be replaced with Russian ones and potentially creating a model whereby Moscow … The post Russia and China Compete In Africa. Moscow’s “Pivot to Africa” appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • ‘An Insanely Bad Move’: Experts Sound Alarm as Trump’s Nuclear Safety Agency Weighs Rollback of Plant Inspections
    After months of experts raising alarm over the nuclear power industry pressuring U.S. regulators to roll back safety policies, staffers at the federal agency that monitors reactors sparked concerns Tuesday with official recommendations that include scaling back required inspections to … The post ‘An Insanely Bad Move’: Experts Sound Alarm as Trump’s Nuclear Safety Agency Weighs Rollback of Plant Inspections appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Israel’s Choice for U.S. President
    In late June, President Donald Trump flailed away with his own particular brand of nondiplomacy at the G20 Summit in Japan, but it is worthwhile noting on the plus side that his administration is so inept that it could not … The post Israel’s Choice for U.S. President appeared first on Global Research. ... ...
  • Mkhwebane strikes; Ramaphosa hits back – Bosasa stuck in the middle
    Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane seems to enjoy making hay on Fridays. Two weeks ago she dropped the report on Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan, in which she alleged he violated the Ethics Code, as well as maladministration, corruption and improper conduct when at SARS. On which she ordered President Cyril Ramaphosa to act. Ramaphosa has said the courts will determine what happens with those allegations, but it seems this didn’t sit well with the Public Protector as she’s now alleged that Ramaphosa broke the Ethics Code. This violation is based on his parliamentary response to a R500,000 campaign payment from ... ...
  • DA wants ‘appropriate sanction’ for Ramaphosa after Mkhwebane’s findings
    DA leader Mmusi Maimane made the call at a media briefing soon after Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane released her report on Ramaphosa. ... ...
  • 1500 Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan return home during past 24 hours: Sputnik
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  • Moeletsi Mbeki tears into BEE, ANC economic policy
    Moeletsi Mbeki is not scared to speak out against the policies of the party that his father Govan Mbeki built with Nelson Mandela. 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). ... ...
  • Zuma backtracks on threat to halt Zondo testimony
    By Nkululeko Ncana and Mike Cohen (Bloomberg) – Former South African President Jacob Zuma backtracked on a threat to halt his testimony to a judicial panel that’s investigating whether he consented to and benefited from widespread looting during his nine-year rule after it agreed to limit the scope of its questioning. The commission of inquiry adjourned on July 17 after Zuma’s lawyers objected to the panel’s line of inquiry, arguing he was being unfairly cross-examined. On Friday, Zuma’s lawyer Muzi Sikhakhane said the ex-president had decided to take no further part in the proceedings, prompting an intervention by Deputy Chief Justice ... ...
  • 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. ... ...
  • Letter from Shanghai: A reflection on China rising – Barry Wood
    With nearly 50 years in the journalism game, Barry Wood brings with his writing a wealth of knowledge. Combine this with some on-the-ground experience, and you get some fascinating insights. Barry was recently in China, and reports back from Shanghai, uncovering the weird world of innovation in a communist state, and the battle to be the globe’s largest economy. Some might have already bet on it, but Wood reminds us all that not so long ago, Japan was destined for top spot, but things don’t always pan out as they seem. Interesting times when you throw in a trade war. ... ...
  • 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 ... ...
  • 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. ... ...
  • 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? ... ...
  • 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. ... ...