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17.04.2018

7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked

7 Questions About the Syria Airstrikes That Aren’t Being Asked

by Richard Eskow “Mission accomplished,” says the President. What, exactly, was the mission? And what exactly was accomplished? Donald Trump is being mocked for using this phrase in a tweet to praise what he claims was a “perfectly executed” airstrike against chemical weapons facilities in Syria. This recalls George… »

12.04.2018

Trump Threatening World War III In Syria

Trump Threatening World War III In Syria

By Professor Francis A Boyle Historically this latest eruption of American militarism at the start of the 21st Century is akin to that of America opening the 20th Century by means of the U.S.-instigated Spanish-American War in 1898. Then the Republican administration of President William McKinley stole their colonial empire… »

06.04.2018

Google Workers Demand End To Company’s Involvement In Drone Murder

Google Workers Demand End To Company’s Involvement In Drone Murder

By Andre Damon, Revelations last month that Google was designing software for the US military’s illegal drone warfare program have sparked outrage among employees. More than 3,000 Google workers have signed a letter to executives demanding that it end its involvement with the Pentagon. The program, known as “Project Maven,”… »

03.04.2018

Disembodied Americans and the Crucifixion of the World

Disembodied Americans and the Crucifixion of the World

By Edward Curtin, “The existent, the body, disappears.  We live within a spectacle of empty clothes and unworn masks….Nobodies and no Necessity – for Necessity is the condition of the existent.  It is what makes reality real.” – John Berger, “Steps Toward a Small Theory of the Visible” “The real… »

27.03.2018

Google, Facebook, Algorithms, And The Building of the Iron Wall

Google, Facebook, Algorithms, And The Building of the Iron Wall

By Chris Hedges Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, along with 18 members of the House of Representatives—15 Republicans and three Democrats—has sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions demanding that the Qatari-run Al-Jazeera television network register as a foreign agent under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The letter… »

23.03.2018

Google sets up “news initiative” to censor political opposition and promote mainstream media

Google sets up “news initiative” to censor political opposition and promote mainstream media

By Andre Damon Google announced Wednesday that it is partnering with the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Financial Times and other major news outlets to reinforce their monopoly over news coverage by blocking independent news organizations. The New York Times, whose stock price soared after the announcement, said… »

20.03.2018

00:00:10 Seconds To Midnight

00:00:10 Seconds To Midnight

By Jim Miles I have lived my whole life under the notifications of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and their Doomsday Clock. It is currently set a two minutes to midnight after many years of variance, some as far away as seventeen minutes. After reading Daniel Ellsberg’s The Doomsday… »

14.03.2018

Stephen Hawking Dies With Warnings On Climate Change

Stephen Hawking Dies With Warnings On Climate Change

By Dr Vivek Kumar Srivastava Stephen Hawking (1942-2018), British genius, the leading most scientist in all the spheres in contemporary time with focus on astrophysics has left the planet earth. A man with severe body debility, he contracted ALS, a form of motor neurone disease when he was about 21… »

10.03.2018

Google Admits Collaboration With Illegal US Drone Murder Program

Google Admits Collaboration With Illegal US Drone Murder Program

By Andre Damon In another milestone in the growing integration between the military-intelligence complex and Silicon Valley, Google’s parent company Alphabet has confirmed that it has provided software to identify targets used in the illegal US government drone murder program. Since initiating its drone assassination program in 2009, the United… »

07.03.2018

Donald Trump’s Tariff War

Donald Trump’s Tariff War

By Dr Binoy Kampmark “To protect our Country, we must protect American Steel!” Donald J. Trump, Twitter, Mar 5, 2018 As an agent of chaos, US President Donald Trump is keeping busy.  Last week’s announcement that tariffs will be imposed on steel and aluminium imports – 25 percent on… »

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