September 14, 2019

'War is imposed on us by US': Taliban speaks out after peace negotiations cut off



Talks with the Taliban to put an end to the longest of America’s forever wars were killed off by the US last week. The Afghan militant movement is prepared to fight a hundred more years, its chief negotiator told RT.

“The war was imposed on us. It is American soldiers who are in Afghanistan. It’s not our mujahedeen in Washington”- Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai / head of Taliban delegation.

RT

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September 10, 2019

Trump Fires Bolton: I Disagreed Strongly With Many of His Suggestions

Bolton was considered the most hawkish among Trump's senior advisers, especially with regards to Iran

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he is firing his National Security Adviser, John Bolton, after a year and a half on the job. Read more.

Haaretz

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- ‘You’re fired!’ Trump cuts loose of his dog of war - RT

August 28, 2019

Kill or be killed: Israel plays the ‘preemptive strike’ card again



The UN is calling for 'maximum restraint' between Israel and its adversaries, as the threat of a new conflict in the Middle East escalates.

It comes after Tel Aviv confirmed it carried out an air strike against Iranian forces in Syria on Saturday, in what it said was an effort to thwart a planned drone attack.

It's also suspected of drone attacks in Lebanon and Iraq.

RT

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August 24, 2019

Argentina's Economic Crisis Deepens as Macri Applies IMF Measures



President Macri is trying to blame his predecessor and likely successor in office, Cristina Fernandez and Alberto Fernandez for Argentina's steep economic crisis.

However, the IMF plan he is applying lays out very clearly where the real blame lies, says CEPR's Mark Weisbrot.

TRNN

August 10, 2019

Joe Rogan Experience #1330 - Bernie Sanders



Bernie Sanders is a 2020 Presidential Candidate of the Democratic Party and is currently serving as the U.S. Senator of Vermont. https://berniesanders.com/

Joe Rogan Experience

July 30, 2019

Senate fails to override Trump vetoes of bills stopping Saudi weapons sales

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Monday failed to override President Donald Trump’s vetoes of legislation passed by Congress that would have blocked the sales of certain weapons to Saudi Arabia.

In the first of three separate efforts to overturn the Republican president’s vetoes, supporters failed by a vote of 45-40, well short of the two-thirds needed. Read more.

Reuters

July 26, 2019

ECB Holds Interest Rates, Hints At September Rate Cut

The Topline: The European Central Bank's governing council has left interest rates unchanged but hinted at cutting rates in September in a bid to support the trading bloc's ailing economy.

The eurozone's central bank deposit rate remains at 0.4%, which was last changed in 2016. Read more.

Forbes

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- Deutsche Bank's bad bank a 'pimple on the backside' - DW

July 19, 2019

Het vaccin voor de volgende schuldencrisis: meer schulden

Begrotingsbeleid De kritiek neemt toe op de begrotingsoverschotten van het kabinet. Is het dom of juist verstandig om nu schulden af te lossen? 

De kritiek begint oorverdovend te worden: waarom koestert minister Hoekstra van Financiën keer op keer van die enorme begrotingsoverschotten? In 2017 was het 1,2 procent van het bruto binnenlands product, vorig jaar 1,5 procent, dit jaar 1,3 procent en nog steeds 0,6 procent volgend jaar – aldus de jongste ramingen van het Centraal Planbureau. Lees meer.

NRC

July 15, 2019

'You are Big Brother!' - Roger Waters slams Twitter for suspending Assange support account



Roger Waters has called out “Big Brother” Twitter for suspending a popular account that supports WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The Unity4J account shares information and support for Assange and promoted online vigils that rallied support for the jailed WikiLeaks founder, who currently faces possible extradition to the US. The account has over 10,000 followers and has been suspended since Thursday. Read more.

RT

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Chris Aalberts – Waarom faciliteert het CIDI het Vlaams Belang?

De journalistenreis van het CIDI wordt er niet geloofwaardiger op

Sam van Rooy zit sinds kort in het Vlaamse Parlement voor het Vlaams Belang, een soort Vlaamse PVV. Sam vindt allerlei dingen van de islam. U kent die standpunten wel want u hoort ze de hele dag. Lees meer.

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The Untold Story of Christian Zionism’s Rise to Power in the United States

Whitney Webb - Well before Theodore Herzl founded political Zionism and published The Jewish State, Christian Zionists in the United States and England were already seeking to direct and influence the foreign policy of both nations in service to a religious obsession end times prophecy

The largest pro-Israel organization in the United States is not composed of Jews, but of Christian evangelicals, with a total membership of 7 million, more than 2 million more members than the entirety of the American Jewish community. Read more.

MintPress

Pharma Companies Win Case Against Drug Price Transparency



One of the Trump administration’s promises leading up to 2020 is to reduce prescription drug prices, but the plan has stalled after a big court loss, and other blows to Trump's grand healthcare plan. 

Wendell Potter discusses the implications.

TRNN

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July 14, 2019

LU BACH - Beter In Bed

Concord Management and the End of Russiagate?

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has just shut down half of Robert Mueller’s Russian-interference case, writes Daniel Lazare.

Don’t look now, but a federal judge in Washington, D.C., has just shut down half of Robert Mueller’s Russian-interference case.

In February 2018, the special prosecutor indicted a St. Petersburg troll farm called the Internet Research Agency along with two other companies, their owner, Yevgeniy Prigozhin, and 12 employees.  The charge: fraud, traveling to the United States under false pretenses, and using social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter to “sow discord” and “interfere in US political and electoral processes without detection of their Russian affiliation.” Read more.

Consortium News

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July 9, 2019

Spanish security company spied on Julian Assange’s meetings with lawyers

EL PAÍS has had access to video, audio and written reports showing that the WikiLeaks founder was the target of a surveillance operation while living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London

Julian Assange was spied on 24 hours a day during the time that he spent at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he took refuge for seven years. Read more + video.

El País

July 8, 2019

Syria: Germany rejects US demand for ground troops

US representatives had requested Germany increase their military presence in Syria as the US plans to move its own troops out of Syria in the near future.

Germany has rejected a US request for German ground troops to move into Syria. Read more.

DW

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July 7, 2019

The New Living Language, Brainwaves & Babel



They have invaded the very private and personal space inside our heads, and are prepared to literally read our minds… with potentially devastating consequences.

A new threshold has been breached; there will be no turning back – and the system has bet the farm on people accepting it, on dismissing their privacy (even their ultimate privacy) for the convenience of being with it.

Truthstream Media

June 30, 2019

‘You don’t have AIDS’: RT documentary takes on Russia’s top HIV denialist

The spread of HIV/AIDS in Russia is often called an epidemic, but the fight against the disease has a peculiar enemy: denialists who say it's all a hoax. They aren't just bloggers and celebrities, but influential medics too.

The human immunodeficiency virus was first discovered in 1983 in the US and France. As newspaper headlines announced the grim discovery, the denialists soon followed. Almost four decades have passed since, but they’re still going strong in Russia and abroad. Read more + video.

RT

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June 22, 2019

Assange judge refuses to step down, despite evidence of intelligence and defence links

Accusations of a conflict of interest have emerged regarding the judge presiding over the pre-extradition hearings of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Indeed, there appears to be overwhelming evidence of family links to the defence industry, to a vocal critic of whistleblower Edward Snowden, and to a former head of MI6 who oversaw the ‘sexed-up’ dossier that led to the Iraq War.

Now it’s reported that lawyers acting for Assange have asked the judge to recuse herself from the proceedings. Read nore.

Canary