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Nobody Believes the Media Anymore: “Trust Has Eroded to Just 6 Percent” Of Americans

Nobody Believes the Media Anymore: “Trust Has Eroded to Just 6 Percent” Of Americans | Global politics | Scoop.it
"Trust in the news media is being eroded by perceptions of inaccuracy and bias" ... and the vast number of alternative sources of information on the Internet.
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Family of driver killed in US strike on Taliban leader file criminal case

Family of driver killed in US strike on Taliban leader file criminal case | Global politics | Scoop.it
Relatives of Mohammad Azam, killed while driving Mullah Mansoor across Pakistan, lodge a first investigation report for murder
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 Turkey is Preparing an Offensive Military Operation in Northern Syria    :  Information Clearing House - ICH

 Turkey is Preparing an Offensive Military Operation in Northern Syria    :  Information Clearing House - ICH | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Hillary Clinton’s Memoir Deletions, in Detail

Hillary Clinton’s Memoir Deletions, in Detail | Global politics | Scoop.it
As was reported following the assassination of prominent Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres in March, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton erased all references to the 2009 coup in Honduras in the paperback edition of her memoirs, “Hard Choices.” Her three-page account of the coup in the original hardcover edition, where she
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Hillary is in need for a harsh Total Recall treatment!
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Unstoppable Force or Immovable Object: Which Do You Want to Be?

Unstoppable Force or Immovable Object: Which Do You Want to Be? | Global politics | Scoop.it
For too long, fossil fuel dinosaurs have followed a business-as-usual plan of pillaging and polluting. Stubbornly sticking to the lies they’ve had to tell, in order to keep the profits pouring in.
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Thousands Call on DNC to Oust 'Corporatist Tool' Wasserman Schultz

Thousands Call on DNC to Oust 'Corporatist Tool' Wasserman Schultz | Global politics | Scoop.it
More than 40,000 people have signed a petition calling on the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to remove embattled chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who has faced increasing criticism over her leadership of the party in the 2016 election cycle.
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The petition, organized by the grassroots group RootsAction.org, castigates Wasserman Schultz for what the group describes as an attempt to "minimize competition for her candidate Hillary Clinton" and for her actions in U.S. Congress as "a pro-militarist and corporatist tool of the high bidders."
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Two Men, Two Legs and Too Much Suffering: The Forgotten Vietnamese Victims

Two Men, Two Legs and Too Much Suffering: The Forgotten Vietnamese Victims | Global politics | Scoop.it
Two Vietnamese civilians did not die in the US conflict in their country, but they did lose parts of themselves.
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Can we call Obama's statements a cynic chutzpah? "I can also announce that the United States is fully lifting the ban on the sale of military equipment to Vietnam that has been in place for some 50 years." Actually, who cares? As if weapons would restore life and limb of millions, so many lives shattered for the greed and thirst of power of a super empire... And now he speaks of "greetings and friendship", but lacks the courage of saying "I am sorry", "We are sorry", for so much suffering and scorn. Healing the wounds is a good idea, but with real compassion, and not as an arrogant capo. For that he'd rather stay home.
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Hillary, Honduras, and the Murder of My Friend Berta

Hillary, Honduras, and the Murder of My Friend Berta | Global politics | Scoop.it
Just one year ago, I had a joyous reunion in San Francisco with a high school classmate from my native Honduras. Social justice campaigner Berta Caceres ca
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Today, candidate Clinton cites her foreign policy experience and describes her run for the presidency as a “campaign for human rights.” Yet, unlike her rival for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Clinton believes that youthful refugees from violence in Honduras “should be sent back” rather than welcomed and assisted on this side of the border. Today, many still face deportation while languishing in U.S. detention facilities under poor conditions and without proper legal representation (which even Clinton agrees they should have).
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Pentagon Spokesman Says ISIS Is Weak. ISIS Thrashes Syrian Rebels, Ends Erdogan's 'Safe Zone' Dreams

Pentagon Spokesman Says ISIS Is Weak. ISIS Thrashes Syrian Rebels, Ends Erdogan's 'Safe Zone' Dreams | Global politics | Scoop.it
Well, talk about not-so-great timing. Thursday colonel Steve Warren, spokesman for the US' war on ISIS reassured Twitter that ISIS hasn't won a battle since May 2015 and was weak.Friday ISIS drove through US/Turkish-backed rebels in Northern Aleppo like a hot knife through butter, ended illusions that Azaz pocket can be transformed into a major rebel enclave and perhaps doomed the entire pocket.
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Дело Савченко не сказалось на обменах с Украиной

Дело Савченко не сказалось на обменах с Украиной | Global politics | Scoop.it
После возвращения Надежды Савченко Петр Порошенко заявил о подвижках в переговорах о передаче 25 украинцев, находящихся в Донбассе, также он заявил о «договоренностях» по выдаче украинцев Афанасьева и Солошенко, которые, однако, не подтверждают в Кремле. Еще более запутанная ситуация сложилась с передачей находящихся в Крыму украинских осужденных. Киев утверждает, что забрал «всех, кто захотел», Москва насчитала по меньшей мере 16 желающих отбывать наказание на родине.
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Ties That Bind: Why US Lifting Arms Ban on Vietnam Could Be Good for Russia

Ties That Bind: Why US Lifting Arms Ban on Vietnam Could Be Good for Russia | Global politics | Scoop.it
The US has lifted its decades-long arms embargo on Vietnam, prompting some to say that Hanoi will gradually turn from a big buyer of Russian weapons into one of the leading importers of US-made military hardware, but experts doubt this will happen. In fact, Moscow could even benefit from Washington's decision.
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Obama's decision was more of a formality that will not really change anything. "I think that it has more to do with a legal basis that would make arms sales possible. I don't think that Vietnam will rush to buy US weapons tomorrow," Read more: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20160530/1040469363/russia-vietnam-us-weapons.html#ixzz4AB5dKLgJ
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6 Giant Corporations Control The Media, And Americans Consume 10 Hours Of ‘Programming’ A Day

6 Giant Corporations Control The Media, And Americans Consume 10 Hours Of ‘Programming’ A Day | Global politics | Scoop.it
If you allow someone to pump hours of "programming" into your mind every single day, it is inevitable that it is eventually going to have a major impact on how
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Memorial Day 2016: Avenge US military war dead in lie-started illegal wars by arresting today’s US ‘leaders’ still lying US military into illegal Wars of Aggression

Memorial Day 2016: Avenge US military war dead in lie-started illegal wars by arresting today’s US ‘leaders’ still lying US military into illegal Wars of Aggression | Global politics | Scoop.it
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Components of a rogue state include: violate international law with focus on destruction of human life, threaten other nations’ security, rule by authoritarian regimes, severely restrict human rights, sponsor terrorism, proliferate weapons of mass destruction, lie to their own people through controlled media, behave irrationally and not in its own best interests.
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In Meme-Moriam

In Meme-Moriam | Global politics | Scoop.it
This weekend, America will pause to honor the thousands of men and women who fought and died to preserve ExxonMobil’s First Amendment rights, and protect it from the tyranny of justice. Or at least that’s the way a lot of Congressional leaders and climate deniers are playing it.
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'Hypocrite' Holder Says Snowden Performed Important 'Public Service'

'Hypocrite' Holder Says Snowden Performed Important 'Public Service' | Global politics | Scoop.it
Though he acknowledged that Edward Snowden did indeed perform a "public service" by starting a national conversation about government surveillance, former Attorney General Eric Holder still insists that the NSA whistleblower should be prosecuted for supposedly "harming American interests."
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No, I Won't Work for Hillary Clinton: A Response to Robert Reich

No, I Won't Work for Hillary Clinton: A Response to Robert Reich | Global politics | Scoop.it
I don't know Robert Reich personally, but I greatly respect and appreciate his work; his voice is an important one in the fight against inequality.He has, however, repeatedly come down on the wrong side of one crucial issue, an issue that has serious implications for the future of American politics broadly, and for the future of the American left in particular.
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In a few words: Decades of lesser evilism, and here we are: we only move backwards. Time to break the rules!
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'Europe, This is Unbearable': Deadly Crossings Drive Migrant Fatalities to New Heights

'Europe, This is Unbearable': Deadly Crossings Drive Migrant Fatalities to New Heights | Global politics | Scoop.it
Describing a heartbreaking and horrific scene of hundreds of bodies floating on the surface of the Mediterranean, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) confirmed Sunday that more than 700 asylum seekers drowned last week, capping off the deadliest period for those fleeing war and violence in over a year.
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This is crazy. Who is telling whole continents to make suicidal trips to Europe, deceiving them to do the trekking and crossing as if they would be welcome in a small continent such as Europe?
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Establishment Democrats Courting Disaster

Establishment Democrats Courting Disaster | Global politics | Scoop.it
In the 1964 film classic, Dr. Strangelove, Slim Pickens is seen riding a nuclear bomb down to his certain death – and perhaps to the end of us all – while he calmly inventories his survival equipment. The Democratic Party Establishment’s commitment to Hillary Clinton is a lot like that.
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Every cloud has a silver lining: If the Democratic apparatus nominates Hillary in a suicidal mood, she will lose to Trump. Out of the disaster a new party will emerge, as under the Sandernistas' pressure Sanders will found it, and the Democrats will be dwarfed. It will be the end of Duopolio.
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Rape of 16-Year-Old Girl by 33 Men in Brazil Sparks Outrage Worldwide

Rape of 16-Year-Old Girl by 33 Men in Brazil Sparks Outrage Worldwide | Global politics | Scoop.it
The incident, which took place on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro last week, shocked the whole world. A 16-year-old girl was raped by 33 men who then posted her photos on Facebook and made offensive comments about the victim.
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Barack Obama’s Legacy: What Happened?

Barack Obama’s Legacy: What Happened? | Global politics | Scoop.it
“The evil that men do lives after them.” — William Shakespeare (1564-1616), ‘Julius Caesar’ “The Constitution supposes, what the History of all
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Украинские офицеры СЦКК рассказали об отношениях с российскими военными

Украинские офицеры СЦКК рассказали об отношениях с российскими военными | Global politics | Scoop.it
Генерал-майор Радион Тимошенко, глава Совместного центра по контролю и координации режима прекращения огня (СЦКК) с украинской стороны, рассказал о приветствиях и рукопожатиях между российскими и украинскими офицерами.
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EU Officials Cannot Damage Russia’s Ties With European Partners

EU Officials Cannot Damage Russia’s Ties With European Partners | Global politics | Scoop.it
Russian President Vladimir Putin began his visit to Greece on Friday, the first EU country this year. Greece has long opposed the European policy of sanctions against Russia.
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