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French ministers demand Hollande abandon austerity + condemn Merkel's 'right-wing dogma'-The Independent

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French ministers demand Hollande abandon austerity + condemn Merkel's 'right-wing dogma'-The Independent

Two senior left-wing French cabinet ministers have broken ranks with the President, François Hollande, and demanded that Paris abandon the “forced march” of public-spending cuts in Europe.

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Behind @BarackObama’s ‘Chaotic’ Foreign Policy - commondreams.org

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Behind @BarackObama’s ‘Chaotic’ Foreign  Policy - commondreams.org

The chaos enveloping U.S. foreign policy stems from President Obama’s unwillingness to challenge Official Washington’s power centers which favor neoconservatism and “liberal interventionism” – strategies that have often undercut real U.S. national security interests


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Air Strikes? Talk of God? @BarackObama is Following The jihadists’ Script - Robert Fisk

Air Strikes? Talk of God? @BarackObama is Following The jihadists’ Script - Robert Fisk - The Independent

The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush's gormless reaction to 9/11.

 

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James Foley’s murder will see calls for military action – just what Isis wants- The Guardian

James Foley’s murder will see calls for military action – just what Isis wants- The Guardian | News in english | Scoop.it

James Foley’s murder will see calls for military action – just what Isis wants- The Guardian

Owen Jones: First thoughts: The ‘war on terror’ has made jihadism stronger than ever. The west must be careful not to fuel the fear upon which Isis thrives

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#USA, #Nato and the Destruction of #Libya - the Western Front of a Widening War - allafrica.com

#USA, #Nato and the Destruction of #Libya - the Western Front of a Widening War - allafrica.com | News in english | Scoop.it

#USA, #Nato and the Destruction of #Libya - the Western Front of a Widening War - allafrica.com

NATO claimed that its intervention in Libya was a historic success. But three years later, Libya is in complete chaos. Some 1700 militias have a combined total of 250,000 men under arms. Another external intervention seems necessary to stabilize the country. But the US and NATO must never be involved

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Powerless to stop Islamic State, West may have to join forces with Iran, Hezbollah - Jpost.com

Powerless to stop Islamic State, West may have to join forces with Iran, Hezbollah - Jpost.com | News in english | Scoop.it


Powerless to stop Islamic State, West may have to join forces with Iran, Hezbollah - Jpost.com

Israel, Sunni world wary of any Western rapprochement with Iran; Israeli expert says West is helpless, doesn't know what to do against Islamic State.


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Hillary Clinton’s New #Iraq Gamble - The New Yorker

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Hillary Clinton’s New #Iraq Gamble - The New Yorker

Everything in politics has, and should have, an element of calculation. What’s Hillary Clinton’s calculation in her interview with The Atlantic?

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Google Maps are tracking you, see if you are being tracked and how to stop it. - Hack Read

Google Maps are tracking you, see if you are being tracked and how to stop it. - Hack Read | News in english | Scoop.it

Google Maps are tracking you, see if you are being tracked and how to stop it. - Hack Read

Have you seen the movie Minority Report? The hero of the movie is Tom Cruise who is running from the law but he has no place to hide because wherever he goes, his location is either disclosed or watched through constant retina scans. Though It is a movie but in reality Google is spying on [...]

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The Middle East Cold War and U.S. - The Daily Beast

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The Middle East Cold War and U.S. - The Daily Beast

As big a threat as ISIS is, the competition that truly defines the Middle East is the one between Saudi Arabia and Iran. Where do we fit in?

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Dinner and a deal highlights #Africa n #HumanRights issues - ICIJ.org #lobbycracy #USA

Dinner and a deal highlights #Africa n #HumanRights issues - ICIJ.org #lobbycracy #USA

It wasn't just African leaders who had controversial records at a White House dinner last week, but also some of the corporations dining with them.

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video 3:45▶ Holocaust survivor arrested in #Ferguson: 'African-Americans live like under Nazi regime'

video 3:45▶ Holocaust survivor arrested in #Ferguson: 'African-Americans live like under Nazi regime'

Multiple arrests have been made in efforts to quell the uproar in Ferguson, Missouri. Meanwhile questions have been raised over just who police are targeting...

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M of A - The Coup Announcement In Afghanistan

The Coup Announcement In Afghanistan:
This in the New York Times reads like an early announcement of a democratic pro-U.S. coup in Afghanistan.
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U.S. military aid to #Israel exceeds $100 billion Haaretz.Com

    

U.S. military aid to #Israel exceeds $100 billion Haaretz.Com



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The Powerful "Groupthink" on #Ukraine - #USA Truth-Out.org

The Powerful "Groupthink" on #Ukraine - #USA Truth-Out.org | News in english | Scoop.it

The Powerful "Groupthink" on #Ukraine - #USA Truth-Out.org

Washington's ''groupthink'' on Ukraine \u2013 blaming everything on Russian President Vladimir Putin \u2013 is so dominant that even independent thinkers like Paul Krugman get sucked into the collective misinformation.

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In #Iraq, A Bombing Program Designed for the Weapons Industry - commondreams.org

In #Iraq, A Bombing Program Designed for the Weapons Industry - commondreams.org | News in english | Scoop.it

In #Iraq, A Bombing Program Designed for the Weapons Industry - commondreams.org

Bombing Iraq, as retired Air Force lieutenant colonel William Astore indicates this week in “The American Cult of Bombing,” has become a national pastime.  (These days, you can’t be president without sending in the bombers and drones.)  So let’s try to get our heads around the latest U.S.

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#USA #police given billions from Homeland Security for 'tactical' equipment - The Guardian

#USA #police given billions from Homeland Security for 'tactical' equipment - The Guardian | News in english | Scoop.it

#USA #police given billions from Homeland Security for 'tactical' equipment - The Guardian

With little oversight, federal agency awarded billions to local police for spending on drones, drugs, vehicles and ‘animals and plants’, among eligible purchases

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#media US Military Bars Access to News Site (The Intercept,#Greenwald #NSA) Reporting on Leaked Govt Secrets

#media US Military Bars Access to News Site (The Intercept,#Greenwald #NSA) Reporting on Leaked Govt Secrets | News in english | Scoop.it

#media US Military Bars Access to News Site (The Intercept,#Greenwald #NSA) Reporting on Leaked Govt Secrets

The new investigative reporting website The Intercept has been declared a no-go zone for U.S. military personnel, according to sources and an internal memo which was obtained by the site's journalists and published on Wednesday.

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#USA #racism #violence VIDEO: ‘They Just Killed Him’: New Video Betrays Police Depiction Of Fatal Shooting

#USA #racism #violence VIDEO: ‘They Just Killed Him’: New Video Betrays Police Depiction Of Fatal Shooting | News in english | Scoop.it

#USA #racism #violence VIDEO: ‘They Just Killed Him’: New Video Betrays Police Depiction Of Fatal Shooting

Amid ongoing demonstrations in city of Ferguson, Mo. and national outrage over police violence against black community members, new evidence in Tuesday's shooting of man by St. Louis police.

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#Iraq “Al-Maliki was deposed because he was an ineffective agent for the coalition that empowered him”

#Iraq “Al-Maliki was deposed because he was an ineffective agent for the coalition that empowered him” | News in english | Scoop.it

#Iraq “Al-Maliki was deposed because he was an ineffective agent for the coalition that empowered him” - yourmiddleeast.com

Contrary to the popular narrative, Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki was not a sectarian leader, but an ambitious autocrat who happened to preside over a fundamentally sectar

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video 14 mn : Civil Liberties Under Assault in #Ferguson As #Police Attack Peaceful Protesters

video 14 mn : Civil Liberties Under Assault in #Ferguson As #Police Attack Peaceful Protesters

Attorney Jessica Lee describes witnessing police launch unprovoked attacks on peaceful protesters and Glen Ford explains why discord in Ferguson is about mor...

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The 1% May Be Richer Than You Think, Research Shows - Bloomberg.com

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The 1% May Be Richer Than You Think, Research Shows - Bloomberg.com

The 1 percent is literally rich beyond measure, depriving nations of billions in tax revenue and obscuring shifts in global inequality.

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Tracking cross-border weapons trade with YouTube #SigSauer (shame on you)

Tracking cross-border weapons trade with YouTube #SigSauer (shame on you)

How German reporters revealed questionable international export practices of a major German arms manufacturer – and how a YouTube video helped break open the case.

It all began with a hunch: that Germany’s oldest weapons manufacturer, Sig Sauer, may have bypassed German export law in order to deliver arms to foreign countries. 

Whistleblowers had informed Süddeutsche Zeitung, a leading daily newspaper in Germany, and the German public television broadcaster NDR about a rumor in the Sig Sauer factory in Eckernförde, in the north of Germany. It was the start of a months-long investigation conducted with NDR-colleague Volkmar Kabisch – and supported by several ICIJ members around the world.

But the major breakthrough came from an unexpected source – a YouTube video, since deleted, titled “Policía Nacional Colombia.” The clip was a slideshow of images showing a black pistol, a German gun, greatly admired by the video’s maker, 30-year-old Colombian police officer Miguel S. ...


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interview 11 mn V.Prashad▶ US Escalates Iraq Airstrikes But Lacks Long-term Strategy-TheRealNews

interview 11 mn V.Prashad▶ US Escalates Iraq Airstrikes But Lacks Long-term Strategy-TheRealNews

Vijay Prashad: US airstrikes are working strategically but alone with not turn the tide against the Islamic State

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#Yemen Government's Payouts Evidence of Civilians Killed by #USA #Drone Attack -commondreams.org

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#Yemen Government's Payouts Evidence of Civilians Killed by #USA #Drone Attack -commondreams.org

Yemen's government has paid more than $1 million in compensation to the families of civilians killed in a 2013 U.S. drone attack on a wedding convoy, according to documents released Monday.

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