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Are NATO’s Massive War Games on Russia’s Border a Pretext to World War III? / Sputnik International

Are NATO’s Massive War Games on Russia’s Border a Pretext to World War III? / Sputnik International | Global politics | Scoop.it
The West began another round of large-scale war games on Russia’s border with a larger drill planned for next month, leading many to wonder whether the US seeks nuclear holocaust on foreign soil, or if Washington is merely sneaking subsidies to defense contractors.
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Washington is merely sneaking subsidies to defense contractors.
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5 Key Facts About the Leftist FARC Who Survived CIA Attacks

5 Key Facts About the Leftist FARC Who Survived CIA Attacks | Global politics | Scoop.it
In the 1960s across Latin America and the Caribbean, the U.S., through the CIA, tried to destroy leftist movements and forces. The FARC resisted.
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Hillary Clinton’s Achilles Heel: Poor Judgment and Flawed Ethics |...

Hillary Clinton’s Achilles Heel: Poor Judgment and Flawed Ethics |... | Global politics | Scoop.it
So, here we are, six months away from an election, and we are still talking about #HillaryEmail. It was just last September that forme
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She hasn’t yet given a convincing explanation for why she used a private email account when she was secretary of state, and why she and her husband have made so many speeches for hundreds of thousands of dollars a pop from special interests that presumably want something in return. In other words, she needs to be more open and transparent about everything.
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Надежда Савченко: кокс, сушняк и третья мировая

Надежда Савченко:  кокс, сушняк и третья мировая | Global politics | Scoop.it
Наденьку (Савченко) с утра мучил жестокий сушняк. Первым делом, придя на свою прессуху, никогда не летавшая летчица присосалась к бутылке «Миргородской» прямо из горла. И долго не могла оторваться.
Накануне Наденька до
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Особенно доставляет ее мысль о том, что «Крым можно вернуть Украине в ходе третьей мировой войны». Потом она немного подумала, попила водички и добавила: «либо в ходе реализации каких-то международных правовых договоренностей». Подробнее: http://antifashist.com/item/nadezhda-savchenko-koks-sushnyak-i-tretya-mirovaya.html#ixzz49tsCdkcr
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These CEOs Just Called Trump's Bluff by Offering $20 Million for Sanders Debate

These CEOs Just Called Trump's Bluff by Offering $20 Million for Sanders Debate | Global politics | Scoop.it
Donald Trump now has no plausible reason left to back out of a potential Bernie Sanders / Donald Trump debate in California.
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Bob Arum offers $20 million for Trump-Sanders debate

Bob Arum offers $20 million for Trump-Sanders debate | Global politics | Scoop.it
Bob Arum's Top Rank Promotions has offered to promote a proposed Donald Trump vs. Bernie Sanders debate, pledging to donate the proceeds, a minimum of $20 million, to charity.
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The Battle of Fallujah: ISIS Unleashes Its Death Squads

The Battle of Fallujah: ISIS Unleashes Its Death Squads | Global politics | Scoop.it
Isis execution squads have appeared in the streets of Fallujah, a city 40 miles west of Baghdad, with orders to kill anybody trying to flee or surrender as
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America’s Cosmic Tax Gap

America’s Cosmic Tax Gap | Global politics | Scoop.it
The folks working for the federal government can do some incredible things. Over at NASA, for instance, they’re now putting the finishing touches on the new James Webb Space Telescope — an instrument The Washington Post says will be powerful enough “to capture the heat signature of a bumblebee on the moon.” Amazing. We can now spot a bug in space.
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The Looting Stage of Capitalism: Germany’s Assault on the IMF

The Looting Stage of Capitalism: Germany’s Assault on the IMF | Global politics | Scoop.it
So far the so-called “creditors” have only pledged to some form of debt relief, not yet decided, beginning in 2 years.  By then the younger part of the Greek population will have emigrated and will have been replaced by immigrants fleeing Washington’s Middle Eastern and African wars who will have loaded up Greece’s unfunded welfare system.
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The banks don’t want Greece to be able to service its debt, because the banks intend to use Greece’s inability to service the debt in order to loot Greece of its assets and resources and in order to roll back the social safety net put in place during the 20th century. Neoliberalism intends to reestablish feudalism—a few robber barons and many serfs: the One Percent and the 99 percent.
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Hope and Burnout in the Anthropocene

Hope and Burnout in the Anthropocene | Global politics | Scoop.it
Between May 3 and May 16, thousands of people gathered in 20 acts of civil disobedience spanning 6 continents, to protest society’s continued reliance on fossil fuels. Dubbing their collective action “Break Free 2016,” they placed themselves in the paths of oil trains, coal ships and mining equipment, in an effort to convince those in power of the urgency of action on climate change.
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"As activists, it is important to remember that we have named this a crisis, and that we did so because we intended to solve it. We chose this work out of love and terror and urgency, and those emotions are the source both of our fatigue and our will to act." For the past 8 months, I’ve been cycling through Asia
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Amid Election Chaos, Communities Show Where the Real Power Is

Amid Election Chaos, Communities Show Where the Real Power Is | Global politics | Scoop.it
A year ago, it looked like we were in for a tedious election with yet another Bush pitted against another Clinton. Not so, as it turned out.
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Countries such as Canada, Germany, Sweden and Britain all follow something like a single-payer approach and pay much less for health care than the United States does. While the United States spent 16.4 percent of gross domestic product on health care in 2013, Canada paid only 10.2 percent; Germany, 11 percent; Sweden, 11 percent; and Britain, 8.5 percent.
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Bernie Sanders Easily Wins the Policy Debate

Bernie Sanders Easily Wins the Policy Debate | Global politics | Scoop.it
Mainstream U.S. economists have criticized Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’s proposals as unworkable, but these economists betray the status quo bias of their economic models and professional experience. It’s been decades since the United States had a progressive economic strategy, and mainstream economists have forgotten what one can deliver. In fact, Sanders’s recipes are supported by overwhelming evidence — notably from countries that already follow the policies he advocates.
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Countries such as Canada, Germany, Sweden and Britain all follow something like a single-payer approach and pay much less for health care than the United States does. While the United States spent 16.4 percent of gross domestic product on health care in 2013, Canada paid only 10.2 percent; Germany, 11 percent; Sweden, 11 percent; and Britain, 8.5 percent.
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Russian Air Forces Thwart Delivery of Daesh Terrorist Oil to Turkey / Sputnik International

Russian Air Forces Thwart Delivery of Daesh Terrorist Oil to Turkey / Sputnik International | Global politics | Scoop.it
Russian Aerospace Forces managed to practically stop deliveries of smuggled oil from Syria to Turkey, Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad told Sputnik.
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The 5 Biggest Puppets of the United States in Latin America

The 5 Biggest Puppets of the United States in Latin America | Global politics | Scoop.it
U.S. elites have always depended on the help of domestic leaders to do their bidding.
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She hasn’t yet given a convincing explanation for why she used a private email account when she was secretary of state, and why she and her husband have made so many speeches for hundreds of thousands of dollars a pop from special interests that presumably want something in return. In other words, she needs to be more open and transparent about everything.
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Corruption Is Catching Up to the Clintons and Their Associates

Corruption Is Catching Up to the Clintons and Their Associates | Global politics | Scoop.it
It comes as no surprise that Hillary Clinton's closest allies are involved in a litany of ethics violations.
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The Podesta Group, implicated in the release of the Panama Papers, was founded by Tony Podesta and Hillary Clinton’s campaign chief, John Podesta. Several other prominent donors to the Clinton Foundation have also been linked to the Panama Papers, and the Clinton Foundation itself has been frequently cited as a source of money laundering and exchanging political favors for large donations.
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5 Times Hillary Clinton Blatantly Lied About Her Emails

5 Times Hillary Clinton Blatantly Lied About Her Emails | Global politics | Scoop.it
The State Department Inspector General's report about Clinton's emails and private server proves she has been lying to the American people for over a year.
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Donald Trump backs out of debate with Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump backs out of debate with Bernie Sanders | Global politics | Scoop.it
"I will wait to debate the first place finisher in the Democratic Party, probably Crooked Hillary Clinton," said Trump.
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Two Men Wrongly Imprisoned For Decades, Why Was One Awarded $1M, and the Other $20M?

Two Men Wrongly Imprisoned For Decades, Why Was One Awarded $1M, and the Other $20M? | Global politics | Scoop.it
Two men, both wrongly imprisoned for decades. But one of the men received a pay out of $1 million, while the other received $20 million. What's the difference
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The Coming Drone Blowback

The Coming Drone Blowback | Global politics | Scoop.it
The targeted assassination of Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour last weekend wasn’t just another drone strike. First of all, it was conducte
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Wall Street’s New Man in Brazil: The Forces Behind Dilma Rousseff’s Impeachment

Wall Street’s New Man in Brazil: The Forces Behind Dilma Rousseff’s Impeachment | Global politics | Scoop.it
Currently, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has become the target of a political insurrection. The legislature is in the process of convicting Ms. Rousseff on charges of corruption, thereby permanently removing her from office. In the meantime, Vice -President Michel Temer has assumed the responsibilities of president. Ms. Rousseff’s charges include using profits form Petrobras, the Brazilian semipublic oil corporation, to cover-up budget shortfalls.

The manipulation of the national budget could be considered unorthodox; however, the funds were mostly used on covering the costs of popular social programs. Acting President Michel Temer is simultaneously being investigated for bribery and corruption; however, he is a great friend to Wall Street and is a U.S. intelligence informant, which arguably puts him beyond reproach when considering impeachment or indictment.
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Hillary Clinton: A Major Gold-Digging Liability

Hillary Clinton: A Major Gold-Digging Liability | Global politics | Scoop.it
Following the money reveals an endless run of profitable deals. Since 1997, when the original William J. Clinton Foundation came to light, the family business raised a whopping $2 billion, with an annual budget of $223 million and some 2,000 global staffers receiving significant salaries and benefits. Cynics can hardly anticipate a Trump-Clinton debate on who’s a savvier business manager – dodgy practices included.
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As much as the Clinton machine may welcome their stay at Hotel California in early June, they might check out any time they like only to find themselves never leaving the Trump-leads-the-national-average-poll syndrome. This was never the original script, as Manifest Destiny was supposed to have – finally – fully entitled the Queen of the Perma-Smirk to the Presidency. What has she done to deserve this? Well, a myriad of factors come into play. Let’s cut to the chase and follow the money.
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First Look: Pictures of U.S. Commandos on the Front Lines in Syria

First Look: Pictures of U.S. Commandos on the Front Lines in Syria | Global politics | Scoop.it
First Look: Pictures of U.S. Commandos on the Front Lines in Syria « | Foreign Policy | the Global Magazine of News and Ideas
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Hillary Clinton's New Anti-Trump Ad Misses the Mark

Hillary Clinton's New Anti-Trump Ad Misses the Mark | Global politics | Scoop.it
A new attack ad put out by the Hillary Clinton campaign this week achieves the near-impossible, making Donald Trump look wronged and (almost) like a victim. More believably, it makes the Democrats look sleazy and disingenuous in comparison.The ad begins with a picture of a grinning Trump and the words, "In 2006, Donald Trump was hoping for a real estate crash."
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"Let's be aggressive distributing things," he said, "because there will be very good opportunities as the markets [go] into what is likely to be even greater distress, and we want to be in a position to take advantage of them." This, coming from the chief financial officer of a firm that has been among Hillary Clinton's top donors, is exactly what Donald Trump said. The difference was, Donald Trump was just talking about making money for himself. Goldman executives were talking about making money at their own clients' expense.
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The TPP Has Always Been About Corporate Dominance, Not Trade or Economic Growth

The TPP Has Always Been About Corporate Dominance, Not Trade or Economic Growth | Global politics | Scoop.it
A report released by the U.S.
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