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#NYPD scraps plans to use counter-terror unit on protesters - #US #PoliceState - RT 1:37

#NYPD scraps plans to use counter-terror unit on protesters - #US #PoliceState - RT 1:37

The New York City Police Department is backing down on plans to use a counter-terrorism force to police protests. Commissioner Bill Bratton last week describ...

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Teenage Girls in #Argentina - Invisible Victims of #Femicide - Truthout

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Teenage Girls in #Argentina - Invisible Victims of #Femicide - Truthout

In most Latin American countries, the lack of broken-down official data on femicides - a term coined to refer to the killing of females because of their gender - makes it difficult to identify the victims by their ages.

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#Facts #WarCrimes Almost 2,500 Now Killed by Covert US #Drone Strikes Since @BarackObama Inauguration Six Years Ago

#Facts #WarCrimes Almost 2,500 Now Killed by Covert US #Drone Strikes Since @BarackObama Inauguration Six Years Ago | News in english | Scoop.it

#Facts #WarCrimes Almost 2,500 Now Killed by Covert US #Drone Strikes Since @BarackObama Inauguration Six Years Ago

At least 2,464 people have now been killed by US drone strikes outside the country’s declared war zones since President Barack Obama’s inauguration six years ago, the Bureau’s latest monthly report reveals. Of the total killed since Obama took his oath of office on January 20 2009, at least 314 have been civilians, while the number of confirmed strikes under his administration now stands at 456.

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#Facts #JeSuisQuiJeSuisQuoi ? At Least 6,106 Killed In #Iraq During January

#Facts #JeSuisQuiJeSuisQuoi ? At Least 6,106 Killed In #Iraq During January | News in english | Scoop.it

#Facts #JeSuisQuiJeSuisQuoi ? At Least 6,106 Killed In #Iraq During January

Antiwar.com found 1,587 deaths reported among civilians and security members. Another 4,519 dead were reported among Islamic State militants. The number of wounded was 1,953, including 431 injured militants.

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#Jeep 's 'This Land Is Your Land' #SuperBowl Ad: Why We'll Be Talking About It- Forbes #imperialism #WoodyGuthrie

#Jeep 's 'This Land Is Your Land' #SuperBowl Ad: Why We'll Be Talking About It- Forbes #imperialism #WoodyGuthrie | News in english | Scoop.it

#Jeep 's 'This Land Is Your Land' #SuperBowl Ad: Why We'll Be Talking About It- Forbes #imperialism #WoodyGuthrie

VideoFiat Chrysler returned to the Super Bowl with three television advertisements on Sunday, including one "statement" commercial by Jeep about the brand's global ambitions that also plopped down some extra cultural baggage. Two of the ads already had appeared online and were making their TV debut: Fiat used humor in the [...]

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As Americans are shot At: #Saudi Death Sentence on #Shiite Cleric inflames Sectarian Tensions

As Americans are shot At:  #Saudi Death Sentence on #Shiite Cleric inflames Sectarian Tensions | News in english | Scoop.it

As Americans are shot At:  #Saudi Death Sentence on #Shiite Cleric inflames Sectarian Tensions

By Giorgio Cafiero | (Foreign Policy in Focus) –

The fate of one Shi’ite cleric hangs over the Gulf like a sword of Damocles.

[Updated: Two Americans were fired on in the Shiite Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia on Friday, and one injured; this incident is likely related to the radicalization of Shiites via oppressive Saudi policies there. – JRC]

Last October, Saudi Arabia’s Special Criminal Court sentenced Sheikh Nimr Baqir al-Nimr — a popular Shi’ite cleric and outspoken political dissident — to death.

This was not an ordinary criminal trial, even considering Saudi Arabia’s liberal use of capital punishment. Among other charges, the prosecutor sought to convict al-Nimr of “waging war on God” and “aiding terrorists,” even calling for the cleric...

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Missing Students Case Highlights #Racism In #Mexico

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Missing Students Case Highlights #Racism In #Mexico

In Mexico, indigenous people, the small black minority, and the rural population are poorer and less educated, and have lower incomes, less social protection and limited access to justice and participation in politics, according to PRONAIND.

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18+ A special film for #Europe, see what they do #Ukraine fascists and #Poroshenko 19.01.2015 - 53 mn YouTube

18+ A special film for #Europe, see what they do #Ukraine fascists and #Poroshenko 19.01.2015 - 53 mn  YouTube

the fascists of the country of Ukraine will soon come your city

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Chart: Are you a jihadist? The government of #France made this #racist checklist - Washington Post

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Chart: Are you a jihadist? The government of #France made this #racist checklist - Washington Post

A French government infographic itemizes supposed signs of radicalization

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Billionaires Won't Be Happy Until the US Becomes Austerity-Ravaged Greece - Truthout

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Billionaires Won't Be Happy Until the US Becomes Austerity-Ravaged Greece - Truthout

Billionaires don't need a social safety net, so they're using the right-wing spin machine to destroy it.

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#Spain 'Spaniards desperate, will revolt if Brussels fails to listen' - MEP for #Podemos party - RT - 6 mn

#Spain 'Spaniards desperate, will revolt if Brussels fails to listen' - MEP for #Podemos party - RT - 6 mn

It's not only Greece which is challenging the EU - Spain's echoing Athens' example and witnessing the rapid rise of a left-wing party. It's called 'Podemos', which means 'We can'.

RT spoke to Lola Sanchez, a Euro MP for Spain's Podemos Party, which is keen to follow Greece's example. She says that Brussels has no choice but to listen to Athens.

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#USA Conservative Scold #KenStarr Got a Billionaire #Pedophile Off- The Daily Beast

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#USA Conservative Scold #KenStarr Got a Billionaire #Pedophile Off- The Daily Beast

Many believe Jeffrey Epstein could have been jailed for life for violating scores of underage girls, but Ken Starr and the rest of his legal team got him a deal. M.L. Nestel reports on the man who pursued Bill Clinton for sleeping with an intern who's now protecting another lecher.



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#Tartuffe Brothers : The Kochs Will Spend Nearly $1 Billion on the 2016 #USA Elections, but Deny It - Truthout

#Tartuffe Brothers : The Kochs Will Spend Nearly $1 Billion on the 2016 #USA Elections, but Deny It - Truthout | News in english | Scoop.it

#Tartuffe Brothers : The Kochs Will Spend Nearly $1 Billion on the 2016 #USA Elections, but Deny It - Truthout

If history is a guide, the Koch network will claim that much of the nearly $1 billion it will funnel through an array of nonprofit groups is not about elections at all.

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#USA Now #video .. 3-Year-Old Shoots Dad and Pregnant Mother #Guns

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#USA Now #video .. 3-Year-Old Shoots Dad and Pregnant Mother #Guns

Toddler found the gun his mom's purse.

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War Is the New Normal: Seven Deadly Reasons Why America’s Wars Persist

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War Is the New Normal: Seven Deadly Reasons Why America’s Wars Persist

It was launched immediately after the 9/11 attacks, when I was still in the military, and almost immediately became known as the Global War on Terror, or GWOT.  Pentagon insiders called it “the long war,” an open-ended, perhaps unending, conflict against nations and terror networks mainly of a radical Islamist bent.  It saw the revival of counterinsurgency doctrine, buried in the aftermath of defeat in Vietnam, and a reinterpretation of that disaster as well. 

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#Syriza Official Vows to Kill EU-US Trade Deal as 'Gift to All European People' #Greece #StopTTIP

#Syriza Official Vows to Kill EU-US Trade Deal as 'Gift to All European People' #Greece #StopTTIP | News in english | Scoop.it

#Syriza Official Vows to Kill EU-US Trade Deal as 'Gift to All European People' #Greece #StopTTIP

An official with Greece's newly elected Syriza party may have sounded the death knell for a proposed EU-U.S. trade deal that has faced a mountain of opposition from civil society. The deal is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), now facing its eighth round of talks between negotiators this week in Brussels.

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Census says 16m #US children are living on food stamps, double the number in 2007 - The Guardian #inequality #poverty

Census says 16m #US children are living on food stamps, double the number in 2007 - The Guardian #inequality #poverty | News in english | Scoop.it

Census says 16m #US children are living on food stamps, double the number in 2007 - The Guardian #inequality #poverty

Census bureau finds about 16 million – or one in five – US children lived in families that received food stamps in 2014

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New #NYPD Policy To Patrol Protests With Machine Guns - #NewYork #NYC #Police #Copland

New #NYPD Policy To Patrol Protests With Machine Guns  -  #NewYork #NYC #Police #Copland | News in english | Scoop.it

New #NYPD Policy To Patrol Protests With Machine Guns  -  #NewYork #NYC #Police #Copland

The new NYPD 350 cop unit, called The Strategic Response Group, will be dedicated to "disorder control and counter terrorism protection capabilities"

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#Egypt Video Shows Police Shot Shaimaa al-Sabbagh - YouTube - 2:44 - Human Rights Watch #HRW

#Egypt Video Shows Police Shot Shaimaa al-Sabbagh - YouTube - 2:44 - Human Rights Watch #HRW

Photographs, videos, and witness statements strongly indicate that a member of Egypt’s security forces was responsible for fatally shooting a female proteste...

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#HRW: West’s Double Standards Fueled Rise Of Islamist Groups

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#HRW: West’s Double Standards Fueled Rise Of Islamist Groups

Kenneth Roth, executive director of HRW, said that Wahhabism and western "double standards" were behind the meteoric rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other militant groups in the region in 2014.


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#History #Brazil Truth Commission Alleges #Volkswagen Had Ties To Former Military Junta CorpWatch

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#History   #Brazil Truth Commission Alleges #Volkswagen Had Ties To Former Military Junta CorpWatch :


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Will the Obama administration finally bring the @CIA 's torturers to justice? | Trevor Timm

Will the Obama administration finally bring the @CIA 's torturers to justice? | Trevor Timm | News in english | Scoop.it

Will the Obama administration finally bring the @CIA 's torturers to justice? | Trevor Timm

Trevor Timm: In the hearing to confirm her as attorney general, Loretta Lynch confirmed that waterboarding is torture. She should prosecute those who did it

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WATCH: Jon Stewart Mocks #KochBrothers $900 Million Campaign Pledge—'Behold Our Benevolent Overlords'

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WATCH: Jon Stewart Mocks #KochBrothers $900 Million Campaign Pledge—'Behold Our Benevolent Overlords'

t's not as if huge sums of money has ever distorted the political process before.

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The Bush Administration #Whistleblower Who Says the #US Has #NOT Closed the Door on #Torture | VICE News cc @CIA

The Bush Administration #Whistleblower Who Says the #US Has #NOT Closed the Door on #Torture | VICE News cc @CIA | News in english | Scoop.it

The Bush Administration #Whistleblower Who Says the #US Has #NOT Closed the Door on #Torture | VICE News cc @CIA

VICE News spoke to Lawrence Wilkerson, the former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, about the abuses committed in the name of the War on Terror and Britain's role in the CIA's rendition program.

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#moron #pig John McCain Calls Anti-War Protesters ‘Low-Life Scum’

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#moron #pig John McCain Calls Anti-War Protesters ‘Low-Life Scum’

After interrupting Henry Kissinger.

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