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Political Succession and "The Bush-Clinton Nexus": Permanent Criminal State, "A Clinton White House Guarantees War with Russia"
Larry Chin | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-02
The final moves on the "Grand Chessboard" are before us: all of the Middle East and Central Asia, the world's last reserves of oil, are in play, Syria is on the edge, Russia is under attack, and nuclear holocaust is a terrifying possibility. War with Russia and China are no longer "unthinkable", but being planned in earnest. | The post Political Succession and "The Bush-Clinton Nexus": Permanent Criminal State, "A Clinton White House Guarantees…
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US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Kill Prospects for Arms Control
Andrei Akulov | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-02
US Senator Tom Cotton and Congresswoman Liz Cheney have introduced a bill that prevents extending the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with Russia or the Stopping Russia Nuclear Aggression Act. It says "Under no circumstances should the … | The post US Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Kill Prospects for Arms Control appeared first on Global Research.
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A World Federation
John Scales Avery | zcomm.org | 2018-12-02
To save the future, we need a just and democratic system of international law; for with law shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste…
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Video: 15,000 Al-Qaeda-linked Terrorists Remain in Idlib Province
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-01
There are about 15,000 Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) terrorists in the province of Idlib and Russia is ready to provide the Syrian government with help to eliminate them, Alexander Lavrentiev, Russian presidential envoy for Syria, announced during … | The post Video: 15,000 Al-Qaeda-linked Terrorists Remain in Idlib Province appeared first on Global Research.
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Is Nuclear War Our Destiny?
David Penner | globalresearch.ca | 2018-12-01
When evaluating the behavior of a sociopath, what constitutes success and failure can prove quite challenging. The US wars against Syria and Iraq were largely failures, as Washington failed to oust Assad and also failed to install a puppet government … | The post Is Nuclear War Our Destiny? appeared first on Global Research.
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The Bushes: Fathers and Sons ( With Apologies to Turgenev)
Consortiumnews | consortiumnews.com | 2018-12-01
In a story worthy of the great Russian novelist Ivan Turgenev, in the Bushes' case the sins of the son were visited upon the father, who neglected an opportunity to stop them from happening, as Ray McGovern explains. By Ray… Read more ?…
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George H.W. Bush, last Cold War-era US president, dead at 94
RT | rt.com | 2018-12-01
Former US President George H.W. Bush, credited for helping to end the Cold War, passed away on Friday at the age of 94, a family spokesperson confirmed. Bush governed the nation from 1989 to 1993. | …
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Special counsel, Democrats step up pressure on Trump over Russia, Assange
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-12-01
This week's moves by Mueller highlight the reactionary character of the Democratic Party's opposition to the right-wing Trump administration.
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Merkel backs Ukrainian provocations against Russia
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-12-01
Chancellor Angela Merkel has sharply attacked Russia at the German-Ukrainian Economic Forum, declaring that Putin is fully responsible for the present conflict.
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As G20 summit opens, US political establishment brays for trade war and military escalation
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-12-01
Trump's trip to the G20 summit in Argentina has been proceeded by demands for trade war and military escalation against Russia and China.
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Ukraine: Poroshenko declares martial law to crack down on political and social opposition
wsws | wsws.org | 2018-12-01
The army has been put on high alert and the presence of police has been substantially increased in major cities.
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Headlines for November 30, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-30
Former Trump Lawyer Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying to Cover for Trump, Trump Cancels G20 Meeting with Putin, Deutsche Bank Raided in Money Laundering Probe, Migrant Caravan Organizes for Fair Treatment as Members Start Hunger Strike, Reports: Tear Gas Used at Border Supplied by Co. Owned by Political Donor, U.S., Mexico and Canada Sign Trade Deal, Honduras: Court Convicts 7 Men for Murder of Activist Berta Cáceres, Body Search Ends in Paradise as Rains Batter Region, Zinke Promotes Logging While Visiting Wildfire-Devastated Area, Report: Health Effects of Smoke Exposure Lasts Months After Wildfires, CNN Fires Contr…
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Mueller Takes Aim, but Is Trump in Trouble?
Aaron Maté | thenation.com | 2018-11-30
Mueller Takes Aim, but Is Trump in Trouble?
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Democratic Socialism: The Impossible Dream?
Craig Collins | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
The founders of "scientific socialism," Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, assumed it was quite possible, even historically inevitable, for working people to democratically govern an industrial society. However, they never went into detail about how this would work. Even today, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, many orthodox Marxists persist in believing that vast, complex,…
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US Sanctions Have Become Little More Than Medieval-Style Siege Warfare
Thierry Meyssan | mintpressnews.com | 2018-11-30
The new unilateral sanctions by the United States against Iran, Russia and Syria add to the previous actions concerning the same three targets. They now form the most unforgiving embargo in History. The way in which they have been organized is illegal according to the definition of the Charter of the United Nations — these are weapons of war, designed for killing. | For his visit to Moscow on 8 November, ambassador James Jeffrey was tasked with explaining the current US obsession with the expansion of Persian influence in the Arab world (Saudi Arabia, Bahrein, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen). Washington now wi…
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Woolsey Fire Started at Santa Susana Field Lab — Site of "[fourth] largest release of iodine-131 in the history of nuclear power"
John Laforge | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
In my Nov. 16 column, I reported on potential radiation risks posed by California's Woolsey wildfire having burned over parts or all of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory–south of Simi Valley, Calif., 30 miles outside Los Angeles–site of at least four partial or total nuclear reactor meltdowns. The field laboratory operated 10 experimental reactors and…
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Washington is Ramping Up Military Confrontation With Russia and China
Brian Cloughley | counterpunch.org | 2018-11-30
On November 26 the New York Times asserted that "Russia's seizure [on November 25] of three Ukrainian naval vessels was the first overt armed conflict between the two since 2014, when Russian forces occupied Crimea." There was no armed conflict in Crimea and not a drop of blood was spilled. There was no "occupation" because, under treaty, over…
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Michael Cohen's plea: 'End of Trump' or another Russiagate fizzle?
RT | rt.com | 2018-11-30
His former attorney Michael Cohen's guilty plea deal is bad news for President Donald Trump, but hardly the end of the world. You wouldn't know that if you were only paying attention to mainstream media, though. | …
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Donald Trump Claims Everyone Knew About Secret Russian Deal No One Knew About
Robert Mackey | theintercept.com | 2018-11-30
"Everybody knew about it, it was written about in newspapers, it was a well-known project," Trump claimed, falsely, about his company's covert Moscow deal. | The post Donald Trump Claims Everyone Knew About Secret Russian Deal No One Knew About appeared first on The Intercept.
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As the Mueller Probe Heats Up, Donald Trump's Lies Are Giving Way to the Truth
James Risen | theintercept.com | 2018-11-30
Special Counsel Robert Mueller, center, after a closed-door meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee about Russian meddling in the election and possible connection to the Trump campaign, on June 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. | been involved in discussions with Trump about building the skyscraper in Moscow. During the Trump Tower meeting, Veselnitskaya claimed to have derogatory material about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. | Faced with Cohen's admissions in court on Thursday, Trump at first tried to bully his way out of the corner by saying that Cohen was a "weak person a…
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When The US Wants To Sanction States, They Call Them "Terrorists"
Thierry Meyssan | iranian.com | 2018-11-30
The new unilateral sanctions by the United States against Iran, Russia and Syria add to the previous actions concerning the same three targets. They now form the most unforgiving embargo in History. The way in which they have been organised is illegal according to the definition of the Charter of the United Nations — these […] | The post When The US Wants To Sanction States, They Call Them "Terrorists" appeared first on The Iranian.
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The Oil Powerhouses Replacing OPEC
Irina Slav | iranian.com | 2018-11-30
Three countries currently account for close to 40 percent of global crude oil production and only one of these countries is a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. The three are Russia, the United States, and Saudi Arabia and as their clout over oil markets increases with rising production rates, OPEC's is set to decline, at least […] | The post The Oil Powerhouses Replacing OPEC appeared first on The Iranian.
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Russia Accepts Iran In Eurasian Economic Union
New Pakistan | iranian.com | 2018-11-30
Russia has accepted Iran's membership in the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty for three years, thus Iranian exporters can utilize the special tariffs for exporting to the region, said the Head of Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce. "Iran's membership can lead to the export of the commodities that did not have economic feasibility due to the […] | The post Russia Accepts Iran In Eurasian Economic Union appeared first on The Iranian.
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Ukraine Urges NATO to Send Warships to Confront Russia
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2018-11-30
(ANTIWAR.COM) — Still bound and determined that the maritime incident last weekend in the Sea of Azov portends a full-scale war with Russia, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on all NATO nations and other allied states to start relocating warships en masse to the sea to "assist Ukraine" in a conflict. Poroshenko singled out Germany as nation that …

Ukraine Urges NATO to Send Warships to Confront Russia

Cuba's president travels abroad, firms up relations, gains economic support
WTWJ | peoplesworld.org | 2018-11-29
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel returned to Havana November 15 after a multi-nation trip to Russia, North Korea, China, Vietnam, and Laos. He and his delegation had also stopped in Paris and London. In late September in New York, he had introduced himself to the world community at the United Nations General Assembly. Spanish Prime Minister …
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The commune and 21st century socialism: A conversation with Robert Longa of El Panal Commune
Cira Pascual Marquina | mronline.org | 2018-11-29
In this interview, VA talks with a key cadre of the Alexis Vive Patriotic Force, an organization based in the 23 Enero barrio that has worked to build Venezuela's most emblematic urban commune. | Source…
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Headlines for November 29, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-29
Senate Votes to Advance Resolution to End War in Yemen, White House Blocks CIA Director From Briefing Senate on Khashoggi Murder, Senate Blocks Vote to Protect Special Counsel Mueller's Probe, Trump: A Pardon for Ex-Campaign Chair Manafort is "Not Off The Table", Tension Escalates Between Russia & Ukraine, Senate Advances Judicial Nominee Who Worked to Suppress Black Votes, House Dems Nominate Rep. Pelosi for House Speaker, Afghanistan: U.S. Airstrikes Kill at Least 30 Civilians, U.N. Report: Malnutrition On the Rise Worldwide, Public Outrage After Right-Wing Sinclair Airs Anti-Immigrant Piece, Senate Delays Vote…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/29/headline…

A New Report Charts the Increase in Limitations on Free Speech in Russia
Nadezhda Azhgikhina | thenation.com | 2018-11-29
A New Report Charts the Increase in Limitations on Free Speech in Russia…
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Ukraine: Barriers to Free Movement for Older People
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-11-29
An older man with a disability sits on an old luggage cart preparing to cross the Stanitsa Luhanska border point in Eastern Ukraine. With wheelchairs rarely available, older people and others with mobility disabilities may resort to crossing by carts or sleds pushed by strangers, for a fee. April 6, 2018. | © 2018 John Wendle for Human Rights Watch | (Kyiv) — Older people who need to travel between the Luhansk region of eastern Ukraine and governme…
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Headlines for November 28, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-28
U.N. Report Warns World Falling Far Behind on Paris Climate Goals, Mexico Agrees to U.S. Demand to Hold Asylum Seekers While Claims Are Decided, Trump Administration Defends Tear Gas Use at U.S.-Mexico Border, Border Patrol Fired Tear Gas Dozens of Times Under President Obama, U.S. Waived Background Checks for Staff at Jail for Migrant Children, Mississippi: GOP's Cindy Hyde-Smith, Who Posed as Confederate Soldier, Wins Senate Seat, Ukraine's President Warns of "Full-Fledged War" with Russia, Trump "Not Even a Little Bit Happy" with Fed Chair Jerome Powell, Trump Says "We're Not Necessarily Such Believers" in Cli…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/28/headline…

With tensions mounting over Kerch Strait incident, will Ukraine replace Syria as focus for U.S.' Russia containment strategy?
Whitney Webb | mronline.org | 2018-11-28
As has been the case in the past, it seems that the U.S.' botched proxy war in Syria will spur Washington to seek to revive the proxy war in Ukraine. | Source…
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Russian Rap Under Fire
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-11-28
Husky singing to his fans from the top of a car. Krasnodar, 2018. | © Screengrab from YouTube | Last week, Husky, a popular Russian rapper, was detained by police for singing to his fans in the street — one of the latest in a growing list of Russian musicians suffering from a crackdown by authorities. | His arrest in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar came after several of his shows in different cities had been cancelled through the intervent…
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Headlines for November 27, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-27
Trump Defends Tear Gassing of Migrants, Blames Parents and "Grabbers", GM To Cut 15,000 Jobs Across North America, Trump Denies Findings of National Climate Report, Turkey Searches Saudi-Owned Villas for Jamal Khashoggi's Body, Saudi Crown Prince May Meet with Erdogan as G20 Host Argentina Mulls Criminal Charges, Report: Kushner Urged Administration to Inflate Saudi Arms Deals, CNN: U.S. "Slams Brakes" on U.N. Yemen Ceasefire Resolution, Afghanistan: IED Kills 3 U.S. Soldiers, Ukraine Declares Martial Law over Russian Naval Attack, Mueller Says Paul Manafort Lied in Russia Inquiry After Plea Deal, Rep. Mia Love B…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/27/headline…

Russian National Dies After Detention by US Immigration
Human Rights Watch | hrw.org | 2018-11-27
Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington. | © Nathalie Graham/The Stranger | Over Thanksgiving weekend, another person who was in US immigration detention died. | Mergensana Amar, a Russian national who had been detained at Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, was taken off life support on Saturday, according to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE stated he had attempted suicide on November 15; the…
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Headlines for November 26, 2018
Democracy Now! | democracynow.org | 2018-11-26
U.S. Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Families Seeking Asylum, Border Patrol Officer Who Shot Teen Acquitted of Manslaughter Charge, North Carolina: ICE Arrests Immigrant Who Left Church Sanctuary, White House Tries to Bury Climate Report With Devastating Conclusions, California: Camp Fire 100% Contained as Death Toll Climbs to 85, Russia Seizes Three Ukrainian Ships Near Crimean Peninsula, President Trump Contradicts CIA Findings on Jamal Khashoggi Murder, Yemen: U.N. Urges Warring Parties to Enter Peace Talks, UAE Pardons UK Academic of Spying After Months of Imprisonment, EU Approves Brexit Deal, France: Police…
www.democracynow.org/2018/11/26/headline…

Elected Constituent Assembly in Venezuela provoked International Outrage, not the illegal handpicked one in Ecuador
Joe Emersberger | zcomm.org | 2018-11-22
"CONAIE and CREO direct the new National Electoral Council" announces a headline yesterday in the rightwing Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo. CONAIE is a self-declared "left" federation representing indigenous peoples in Ecuador. CREO is the party of the "defeated" right wing presidential candidate in 2017. I put "defeated" in quotes because CREO's electoral defeat — which they stupidly Read…
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Lurching Toward Catastrophe: The Trump Administration and Nuclear Weapons
Lawrence Wittner | zcomm.org | 2018-11-18
In July 2017, by a vote of 122 to 1, with one abstention, nations from around the world attending a United Nations-sponsored conference in New York City voted to approve a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Although this Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons received little coverage in the mass media, its passage was Read…
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Blowback: How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists
Max Blumenthal | grayzoneproject.com | 2018-11-15
Not only are white supremacists from across the West flocking to Ukraine to learn from the combat experience of their… | The post Blowback: How US-Funded Fascists in Ukraine Mentor US White Supremacists appeared first on Grayzone Project.
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