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CrossTalk: Unforgetting Iraq (ft. Pepe Escobar)

Even after the US occupation, Iraq continues to witness external intervention on an enormous scale. Is this what is driving the country towards becoming a fa...
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The Hillary Clinton Presidency has Already Begun as Lame Ducks Promote Her War

The Hillary Clinton Presidency has Already Begun as Lame Ducks Promote Her War | Global politics | Scoop.it
If the British Empire was built on the playing fields of Eton, United States world hegemony gets its training in Hollywood studios and advertising agencies. Selling your product, or yourself, by looking sincere is a cultivated American art. Current top U.S. leaders are expert practitioners.

In the space of a few days, Samantha Power, John Kerry, and Barack Obama all turned in war-winning performances.
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Again an excellent op-ed by Diana Johnstone!
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Suspect in deadly Washington mall shooting arrested

Suspect in deadly Washington mall shooting arrested | Global politics | Scoop.it

A 20-year-old Turkish immigrant was arrested Saturday in the murders of five people in a Washington state shopping mall, authorities said.

Multiple tips and video footage of the suspect’s vehicle outside the mall led police to Arcan Cetin, who was was arrested near his home in Oak Harbor, Wash., 28 miles southwest of the crime scene.



Meanwhile, the first details were released on the victims. The youngest was a cancer survivor and high school senior. She was just 16 years old.


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Prominent Jordanian writer charged with offensive Facebook post shot dead outside court

Prominent Jordanian writer charged with offensive Facebook post shot dead outside court | Global politics | Scoop.it
A Jordanian writer who was arrested for posting a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam has been shot dead. Nahed Hattar was assassinated in front the Supreme Court in Amman with local media reporting he was shot three times in the head. The shooter has reportedly been arrested by security forces.
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Top US general warns Syrian “no-fly” zone means war with Russia - World Socialist Web Site

Top US general warns Syrian “no-fly” zone means war with Russia - World Socialist Web Site | Global politics | Scoop.it
Marine General Joseph Dunford’s warning came amid plans for escalating the US intervention in the region and intensified fighting in Syria.
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Washington is planning the continuation of its unending wars in the Middle East, including military action directed against Iran, with the aim of imposing American hegemony over the region’s vast energy resources and strategically weakening the principal targets of US imperialist aggression, Russia and China.
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 An Obsolescent Military: Bombing Everything, Gaining Nothing: Information Clearing House - ICH

 An Obsolescent Military: Bombing Everything, Gaining Nothing: Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
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A GREAT ARTICLE!!!
 Russia is not a defenseless peasant. Europe, usually docile and obedient to America, is unlikely to engage in a shooting war with Moscow for the benefit of Washington. Europeans are aware that Russia borders on Eastern Europe, which borders on Western Europe. For Washington, fighting Russia in the Ukraine would require a huge effort with seaborne logistics and a national mobilization. Serious wars with nuclear powers do not represent the height of judgment.
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America Is Not the Greatest Country on Earth. It’s No. 28

America Is Not the Greatest Country on Earth. It’s No. 28 | Global politics | Scoop.it
Violence, alcoholism, and obesity pose the biggest risks in the U.S. But the rest of the world isn’t doing much better.
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Dalai Lama says refugees fleeing Middle East should return home

Dalai Lama says refugees fleeing Middle East should return home | Global politics | Scoop.it
Speaking to Piers Morgan on ITV's Good Morning Britain, the Buddhist leader said those escaping fighting in Syria, Libya and Afghanistan should 'help their own country bring peace'.
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Volunteers in Calais Jungle accused of 'sexually exploiting' refugees

Volunteers in Calais Jungle accused of 'sexually exploiting' refugees | Global politics | Scoop.it
Volunteers in the Calais Jungle have been accused of sexually exploiting refugees and even child migrants. The Independent has discovered a serious row has broken out among some unpaid charity workers at the camp in northern France, with some believing forging sexual relationships with adult refugees is natural in such circumstances, while others say it breaches all usual codes of conduct.
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34 Years After The Sabra-Shatila Massacre

34 Years After The Sabra-Shatila Massacre | Global politics | Scoop.it
Palestinian families marching and remembering their loved ones murdered 34 years ago at Shatila camp, Beirut. Photo: Franklin Lamb Shatila Palestinian
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PressTV-Corbyn re-elected as Britain’s Labour leader

PressTV-Corbyn re-elected as Britain’s Labour leader | Global politics | Scoop.it
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It was widely expected, but nonetheless it is GREAT NEWS!
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Was Poroshenko's UN rant his last?

Was Poroshenko's UN rant his last? | Global politics | Scoop.it
September 22, 2016 - Fort Russ News -  Ruslan Ostashko, PolitRussia - translated by J. Arnoldski Petro Poroshenko ha
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It is clear that Poroshenko did not go the United States to address the UN. He went so as to comply with the age old tradition of kissing the sultan’s shoes. Ah, sorry, I didn’t formulate this right. In modern diplomatic language, this procedure is called “discussing strategic cooperation with Hillary Clinton.” A meeting was held, but there were no specific promises confirmed by the American side.
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Russian Hackers - Russia's Most Powerful and Invincible Weapon

Russian Hackers - Russia's Most Powerful and Invincible Weapon | Global politics | Scoop.it
September 22nd, 2016 - Fort Russ News - By Denis Tukmakov -  Zavtra.ru   -  T ranslated from Russian by Kristina Kharlova - Ou
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Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Against Russia

Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Against Russia | Global politics | Scoop.it
George H. W. Bush’s unsurprising support for Hillary Clinton strengthens the alliance of careful, conniving warmongers (including both neocon and “liberal interventionist” camps), admiring former generals, middle and upper-class “Clinton Coalition” African-Americans (including clerics and TV commentators like MSNBC’s awful anchor/DNC shill Joy Reid snarling first about Bernie as much as Trump, and now trashing Putin along with Trump), Wall Street donors, older women too driven by identity politics, masochistic and naive former Bernie supporters settling for “the lesser evil,” and miscellaneous communities of the confused.
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For all his flaws, Trump is the best guarantee against happy-trigger Hillary: either Trump or War.
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The New York Times Endorses Hillary, Scorns the World

The New York Times Endorses Hillary, Scorns the World | Global politics | Scoop.it
The New York Times’ latest endorsement of Hillary Clinton is, as any reasonable person might assume, and to use Hillary’s favorite new word, deplorable. In
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Amal Clooney Forces NBC to Call ISIS Persecution ‘Genocide’

Amal Clooney Forces NBC to Call ISIS Persecution ‘Genocide’ | Global politics | Scoop.it
NBC is accusing ISIS of genocide – but only after some star power got involved. On Monday, an NBC correspondent attached the term “genocide” to ISIS four times following an exclusive interview with Amal Clooney (married to actor George Clooney). That shouldn’t be a revolutionary move, considering that the United States officially accused ISIS of genocide in March. But it is, according to a recent MRC report on the media’s coverage of ISIS.
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US-Turkey Lurch to World War in Syria

US-Turkey Lurch to World War in Syria | Global politics | Scoop.it
Using the pretext of «fighting terrorism» is a risible cover for the fact that Turkish and American military forces are illegally operating on Syrian soil. And as they expand their presence towards the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, what should become apparent is that these two NATO members are involved in an full-on invasion of Syria.

Forget about ISIS or any other terror outfit that Washington and Ankara are publicly claiming to be combatting. Turkish media last year exposed the Erdogan government’s cross-border weapons supply to illegally armed insurgents in Syria. The notoriously «porous» Turk border is porous because that is part of Ankara’s covert war on Syria, in league with Washington and other NATO members, Britain and France, as well as the Wahhabi terror-funding Saudi regime.
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Erdogan also hinted that he expected a Clinton presidency to be more gung-ho about escalating military involvement, and in particular implementing no fly zones. Hillary Clinton has already said that she would take a more hostile line towards Syria and Russia, going as far as declaring she would deploy military force to oust President Bashar al-Assad.
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 The US Is Not Genuine Regarding Having A Cessation of Violence in Syria  : Information Clearing House - ICH

 The US Is Not Genuine Regarding Having A Cessation of Violence in Syria  : Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
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'Beholden to AIPAC' -- progressive senators Warren, Murphy, Brown sign letter seeking to limit Obama's actions

'Beholden to AIPAC' -- progressive senators Warren, Murphy, Brown sign letter seeking to limit Obama's actions | Global politics | Scoop.it
Vermont Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Kentucky's Rand Paul were among the dozen holdouts from a letter the Israel lobby group AIPAC circulated seeking to limit President Obama's actions to oppose Israeli settlements in his last months in office. Still, many progressive US senators as well as vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine signed on to an Israel lobby letter designed to limit President Obama's actions against the Israeli occupation, now nearly 50 years old.
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From the Senators representing Israel first.
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 Celebrating the One Percent: Information Clearing House - ICH

 Celebrating the One Percent: Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Although no moviegoers wanted to see the heroes of the Great Escape movie captured and put back in their prison camp, a great many people wish that the Wall Street crooks from Citigroup, Bank of America and other junk-mortgage fraudsters would be sent to jail, along with Angelo Mazilo of Countrywide Financial. Little love is given to their political lobbyists such as Alan Greenspan, Attorney General Eric Holder, Lanny Breuer and their hirees who refused to prosecute financial fraud.
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Dr. Rand Paul Breaks Silence: Hillary Has Significant Health Problems | EUTimes.net

Dr. Rand Paul Breaks Silence: Hillary Has Significant Health Problems | EUTimes.net | Global politics | Scoop.it
Kentucky Republican Sen. and Ophthalmology Doctor Rand Paul tells Breitbart News Hillary Clinton is not in good health and she has not been forthright about her
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Noam Chomsky on the Evolution of Language: A Biolinguistic Perspective

Noam Chomsky on the Evolution of Language: A Biolinguistic Perspective | Global politics | Scoop.it
Noam Chomsky explains the biolinguist perspective -- that language represents a state of some component of the mind.
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However, a great deal has been learned since then. Within biology, it is now recognized that the variety of life forms is very limited, so much so that the hypothesis of a "universal genome" has been seriously advanced. My own feeling is that linguistics has undergone a similar development, and I will keep here to that strand in contemporary study of language.
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Most Americans Would Rather See $38 Billion Invested In Vets & Education Than Israeli Military Aid

Most Americans Would Rather See $38 Billion Invested In Vets & Education Than Israeli Military Aid | Global politics | Scoop.it
According to a recent poll, 81 percent of American internet users would rather see aid to Israel channeled toward efforts to address domestic issues, like caring for vets, improving education, paying down the national debt or rebuilding infrastructure. , Aid to Israel, Education, Foreign Military Financing, Israel, Memorandum of Understanding, national debt, Veterans,
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COUP THWARTED: Kiev fails at plot in LPR - Full Coverage Exclusive

COUP THWARTED: Kiev fails at plot in LPR - Full Coverage Exclusive | Global politics | Scoop.it
September 23, 2016 - Fort Russ News -  Dmitry Radionov, Svobodnaya Pressa - translated by J. Arnoldski LATEST UPDATE
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RUSSIA'S COUNTER-BLOW: Info War victory and the destroyed Aid Convoy

RUSSIA'S COUNTER-BLOW: Info War victory and the destroyed Aid Convoy | Global politics | Scoop.it
September 22nd, 2016 - Fort Russ News -  - Analysis - By Joaquin Flores -  In a surprising turn of events, Russia struck bac
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