October 23, 2016

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Ryuichi Sakamoto - The Last Emperor

Clinton Reaffirms Commitment to No-Fly Zone in Syria

In final presidential debate, host Chris Wallace challenged Clinton by saying a no-fly zone would lead to confrontation with Russia in Syria. 

Not a single word was said about climate change.


Elites Outraged At Trump's Refusal to Accept Election Result

Military veteran and Empire Files producer Mike Prysner says the final presidential debate affirmed movements have critical work ahead regardless of who wins the White House


October 22, 2016

‘Harmful for Poland’: Tusk slams new govt conspiracy theory on presidential plane crash in Russia

Poland’s defense minister claims a video of Donald Tusk talking with Russian officials at the site of Lech Kaczynski’s plane crash refutes the official probe and was hidden. The EC head dismissed the claim as “pathological politics.” The footage was in fact aired.

Tusk, who was Poland’s prime minister at the time of the 10 April, 2010 tragedy in Russia’s Smolensk Region, did not mince words denying the accusations by current Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz. Read more + video.


October 20, 2016

White Helmets' black record: 'Real Syrian civil defence groups describe them as terrorists'

The favourite rescue team of Western nations in Syria - the White Helmets - have been lauded with yet more praise, despite having dubious connections to militants. While the West has long supported the group, there's wide debate over the White Helmets' online image and its real intentions. Some members feature in cute clips of them feeding homeless cats - but others have been spotted with militants.

We spoke to researcher and journalist Vanessa Beeley, who's recently been on a fact-finding trip in Syria. She says there are clear indications on the ground that the White Helmets are siding with terrorists.

October 18, 2016

Greek protesters hold anti-govt. and austerity demos in Athens

Thousands of Greek workers have staged a rally outside the parliament in the capital Athens over austerity reforms agreed with the country's international lenders.

Protesters demanded that the government protect wages, pensions and restore collective bargaining. This comes as Athens and its creditors are due to launch a fresh round of talks this week on reforming the Greek labor market.

Greece’s lenders, including IMF, want further liberalization of redundancy rules and retaining the current minimum wage system in the debt-hit country. International creditors approved a bailout package worth nearly 100-billion-dollars last year, in exchange for austerity reforms.


October 17, 2016

Shell faces possible Dutch lawsuit over Nigerian activist's execution

The widow of a Nigerian activist is planning to sue Royal Dutch Shell in the Dutch courts alleging the oil company was complicit in the execution of her husband by the Nigerian military in 1995, court documents filed in the United States last week show.

Esther Kiobel has filed an application in New York to secure documents from Shell’s U.S. lawyers, which she could use in the Dutch action. Read more.


Weduwe geëxecuteerde arts klaagt Shell in Nederland aan - RTLZ

October 15, 2016

Once Again Cuba Sets the Example in Haiti

We’re Not in a New Cold War - It’s Far Worse

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Between nuclear weapons, election-time informational warfare, and the conflict in Syria, we're dancing on the edge of a volcano, says professor Richard Sakwa


Tanja Nijmeijer: als de deuren gesloten worden, gaan we terug naar de jungle

"Wanneer het vredesakkoord niet doorgaat, als de deuren voor ons gesloten worden, gaan we terug naar de jungle. Maar dat is niet wat wij willen en is ook bijna onmogelijk. We zijn al heel ver in de besprekingen. Dat gaat, denk ik, niet gebeuren", zegt Tanja Nijmeijer tegen Nieuwsuur.

De Nederlandse was als vertaler en onderhandelaar betrokken bij het akkoord tussen Colombia en guerrillabeweging FARC. Lees meer + video.


This is Why Moscow-Ankara Deal on Turkish Stream is a ‘Setback for US’

Russia and Turkey will build the Turkish Stream gas pipeline. The new pipeline will allow Russian gas to be delivered to Europe bypassing Ukraine. The deal came as a setback for Washington which has long opposed the initiative.

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to an agreement over Turkish Stream. Read more.


- Turkish Stream Project Will Help Greece Become Regional Energy Hub - Sputnik

Turkish Stream gas pipeline: Moscow & Ankara sign agreement in Istanbul - RT
Turkey, Russia strike strategic Turkish Stream gas pipeline deal - Hürriyet

Rückschlag für die USA: Erdogan und Putin beschließen Turkish Stream - DWN

October 13, 2016

Tomahawk retaliation: US destroy 3 ‘radar sites’ in Yemen in first direct attack on Houthis

The US military has carried out a series of “limited self-defence strikes” in Yemen, the Pentagon has announced.

The attack, authorized by President Obama, was carried out in retaliation to recent attacks on the US naval destroyer, USS Mason.


US Escalates Involvement in Yemen (video) - TRNN
Iranian warships deployed off Yemen coast after US bombs Houthi targets (video) - RT

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October 9, 2016

Saudi airstrikes on Yemen kill over 140 people

Yemen has been the scene of carnage after Saudi warplanes pounded a funeral gathering in the capital Sana'a, killing over 140 people and injuring over 620 more. Read more.


140 killed after Saudi coalition jets rocks funeral ceremony in Yemen (video) - RT
Deadly Saudi airstrike won’t go unanswered: Yemen’s ruling council - PressTV

October 6, 2016

US considers military strikes against Assad's troops - reports

Washington is considering military strikes against Syria's government, according to media reports citing US government sources.

That's after America severed talks with Russia over the Syrian peace process. What's more, the White House says it understands potential attacks on President Assad's forces will bring Russia and the US closer to conflict.


October 4, 2016

US suspends bilateral contact with Russia over Syria

Washington has “suspended” bilateral contacts with Moscow over the Syrian crisis, the US State Department said.

Russian Foreign Ministry said it was "disappointed" by the decision and accused the US of seeking to shift blame for its own failure in Syria.


Russia, US not giving up on Syrian peace settlement after cooperation suspended - RT
Aleppo battle: Assad sends thousands of reinforcements (video) - Al Jazeera