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Kuwait: 10 Years for Twitter Comments | Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) –The Kuwaiti Court of Appeals on October 28, 2013, upheld a 10-year prison sentence for a local blogger’s comments on Twitter.
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Flynn’s Head Rolls. Is Trump’s Next?

Flynn’s Head Rolls. Is Trump’s Next? | Global politics | Scoop.it
Just three weeks into the Trump presidency, and his political enemies in the Washington establishment have scored big, with the forced resignation of Trump’s National Security advisor Michael Flynn. The establishment includes state intelligence agencies.. Russia. US. Trump. Strategic Culture Foundation
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Donald Trump is inspiring a new generation of Mexican nationalists

Donald Trump is inspiring a new generation of Mexican nationalists | Global politics | Scoop.it
Donald Trump's threats to deport illegal Mexican immigrants back to Mexico and to seal off the border are stimulating a nationalist backlash in Mexico.
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Trump tweets (twice) a list of all the main stream media channels that are FAKE NEWS

Trump tweets (twice) a list of all the main stream media channels that are FAKE NEWS | Global politics | Scoop.it
The main stream media fake news list keep
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Disabled Navy Vet Beaten While Trying to Save Tortured Turtle

Disabled Navy Vet Beaten While Trying to Save Tortured Turtle | Global politics | Scoop.it
A disabled U.S. Navy veteran was attacked and beaten as he tried to save a turtle that two men and a teenager were torturing.
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Who Rules the United States?

Who Rules the United States? | Global politics | Scoop.it
By any historical and constitutional standard, "the people" elected Donald Trump and endorsed his program of nation-state populist reform.
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  Coming Soon to a City Near You: The U.S. Military’s Plan to Take Over America:  Information Clearing House - ICH

  Coming Soon to a City Near You: The U.S. Military’s Plan to Take Over America:  Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
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And who are these noncombatants, a military term that refers to civilians who are not engaged in fighting? They are, according to the Pentagon, “adversaries.” They are “threats.” They are the “enemy.” They are people who don’t support the government, people who live in fast-growing urban communities, people who may be less well-off economically than the government and corporate elite, people who engage in protests, people who are unemployed, people who engage in crime (in keeping with the government’s fast-growing, overly broad definition of what constitutes a crime). In other words, in the eyes of the U.S. military, noncombatants are American citizens a.k.a. domestic extremists a.k.a. enemy combatants who must be identified, targeted, detained, contained and, if necessary, eliminated. - See more at: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46487.htm#sthash.Q2gkVtFp.dpuf
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Wildfire expert from Spain analyzes fires in Chile

Wildfire expert from Spain analyzes fires in Chile | Global politics | Scoop.it
The fires have burned more than nine times the average number of acres.
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Chaffetz seeks to charge ex-Clinton aide in email inquiry

Chaffetz seeks to charge ex-Clinton aide in email inquiry | Global politics | Scoop.it
The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, who has refused Democratic requests to investigate possible conflicts of interest involving President Donald Trump, is seeking criminal charges against a former State Department employee who helped set up Hillary Clinton's private email server.
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CNN’s Don Lemon Abruptly Ends Segment After Panelist’s ‘Fake News’ Complaints

CNN’s Don Lemon Abruptly Ends Segment After Panelist’s ‘Fake News’ Complaints | Global politics | Scoop.it
CNN's Don Lemon abruptly ended a panel segment late last night on CNN Tonight after one of the panelists continued to express his objections to "fake news"
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Lemon got teed off and jumped in to ask, “Do you actually know what the definition of fake news is?” Dennard responded, “What we’re doing right now.”
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The Deep State Targets Trump

The Deep State Targets Trump | Global politics | Scoop.it
When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol purred his satisfaction, “If it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.” To Kristol, the permanent regime, not the elected president and his government, is the real defender and rightful repository of our liberties. Yet it was […]
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Dying Bear Still Not Dead

Dying Bear Still Not Dead | Global politics | Scoop.it
The reason I don’t write much about Russia’s demographics nowadays is that there isn’t much point to it. Up until the early 2010s, the Western media was brimming with misinformation about the subject – what we now call #fakenews - so refuting it was both profitable and easy. Incredibly easy. You didn’t really have to do […]
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California and the End of White America

California and the End of White America | Global politics | Scoop.it
The unprecedented racial transformation of California and its political consequences.
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Trump looks to energize White House with Florida rally

Trump looks to energize White House with Florida rally | Global politics | Scoop.it
President Trump will hold a campaign-style rally in Florida on Saturday in an attempt to stay on offense after a wild week that culminated in a new war with the press.
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 Who Americans Consider Their Greatest Enemies :  Information Clearing House - ICH

 Who Americans Consider Their Greatest Enemies :  Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Russians are asked to name their favourite era since 1917. The results will irk western Russophobes

Russians are asked to name their favourite era since 1917. The results will irk western Russophobes | Global politics | Scoop.it
The stable, prosperous and geo-politically strong Putin and Brezhnev eras are on top. Yeltsin is at the bottom.
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Top 3 lies told by Insane McCain at the Munich Security Conference

Top 3 lies told by Insane McCain at the Munich Security Conference | Global politics | Scoop.it
At the Munich Security Conference, US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) used the stage to deride President Trump, tell tall tales about the Russian aggression, and declare the West's superiority over everyone else.
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Culprit Behind Flynn Leaks Could Face Onslaught of Legal Troubles

Culprit Behind Flynn Leaks Could Face Onslaught of Legal Troubles | Global politics | Scoop.it
Whoever leaked intelligence about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's conversation with a Russian official could face decades of jail time.
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  Venezuela – Washington’s Latest Defamation – To Bring NATO to South America?:  Information Clearing House - ICH

  Venezuela – Washington’s Latest Defamation – To Bring NATO to South America?:  Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Trump takes feud with press to campaign rally in Florida

“We’re fighting battles that no longer help us,” Trump said. “We’re fighting battles that other people aren’t treating us fairly in the fight. I’m a NATO fan, but many of the countries in NATO, many of the countries that we protect, many of these countries are very rich countries. They’re not paying their bills.”
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“The dishonest media, which has published one false story after another with no sources, even though they pretend they have them – they make them up in many cases. They just don’t want to report the truth.”
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Dangerous FAKE NEWS Cabal: TapperSullivanMaherParkerStelterFranken Declare Trump Insane

Dangerous FAKE NEWS Cabal: TapperSullivanMaherParkerStelterFranken Declare Trump Insane | Global politics | Scoop.it
In order for you to fully grasp the dangerous amount of media coordination that went to work over the weekend, which is the overall point of this piece, we must first start with a thought experiment…
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Trump rally is best for new POTUS since LBJ and JFK

Trump rally is best for new POTUS since LBJ and JFK | Global politics | Scoop.it
The market has been red hot since Donald Trump was inaugurated. But is it premature to celebrate? Stocks actually tanked in the first month of the Reagan and Obama presidencies -- and soared after George H.W. Bush's inauguration.
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China stockpiling cheap oil, Russia winning Cold war & China Challenging U.S

China stockpiling cheap oil, Russia winning Cold war & China Challenging U.S | Global politics | Scoop.it
China stockpiling cheap oil, Russia winning Cold war & China Challenging U.S. Now that Russia and China have teamed up it's all downhill for the US 
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The eurozone economy is suffering badly and sanctions against Russia are partly to blame. Winter is also upon us, and that reminds every-one Vladimir Putin still holds the cards when it comes to supplying gas.
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The U.S. Against Iran – A War of Apples vs. Oranges

The U.S. Against Iran – A War of Apples vs. Oranges | Global politics | Scoop.it
If anybody seriously believes that the Iranians will prepare for a US attack by trying to out-American the Americans I have a few bridges to sell to them.

What Iranians, and Hezbollah, perfectly understood is that the key to prevail against the USA is to deny them the American way of war and to impose them a type of warfare they absolutely loathe. We can call that the Iranian way of war.
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What do I mean by “American way of war”? Using airstrikes and missile attacks to degrade the enemy’s capabilities to such a degree that it forces him to surrender. This was tried against the Serbian military in Kosovo and resulted in an abject failure: the Serbian forces survived the 78 days of massive NATO bombing completely unscathed (a few MBTs and APCs were lost, that’s about it). When that failure became apparent to the NATO commanders they did what the US military always does and turned against the civilian Serbian population in retaliation (same as the Israelis in Lebanon, of course) while offering Milosevic a deal: you surrender and we leave you in power. He accepted and ordered the Serbian military out of Kosovo. This was a spectacular political success for NATO, but in purely military terms, this was a disaster (well-concealed from the western public opinion courtesy of the best propaganda machine in history).
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Invading Mexico: More Brilliance from Washington

Invading Mexico: More Brilliance from Washington | Global politics | Scoop.it
Time: “You have a bunch of bad hombres down there,” Trump told Peña Nieto, according to the excerpt given to AP. “You aren’t doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn’t, so I just might send them down to take care of it.” With Trump it is difficult to […]
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Two Uninspiring Choices

Two Uninspiring Choices | Global politics | Scoop.it
Go figure. That people as morally repugnant as Haspel and Abrams should be considered for high level office in Washington is a travesty. All of the flag waving and boasting of American exceptionalism is a joke as the civilian death toll from drone and shadow warriors continues to mount in places like Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen. Yes, it is indisputably far “better to get along with Putin” and with everyone else, but that appears to be something that many people in Washington find hard to accept.
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For drawing what was described as a “moral equivalency” between Russia and the U.S., Trump was blasted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, a gaggle of Republican senators led by the lugubrious Mitch McConnell, sundry Democrats and late night television hosts. Yet Trump was, if anything, too nice. The United States has unleashed far more havoc on the world than Putin and yet it persists in describing itself as the “Leader of the Free World” and the planet’s greatest democracy. Abrams is intent on regime changing most of the Arab world to benefit Israel while Haspel does torture. Both are described as respected members of the foreign policy establishment and are lauded by the media and political chattering class for their service to their country.
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