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The Fall of Kirkuk: Two big cities fell within 24 hours of each other last weekend. The fall of Raqqa in Syria, once the capital of all the territory ruled by ISIS, came after a five-month siege and was no surprise at all. The fall of the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk in Iraq took less than a day and came as a...
Trump and Iran: “…One orb to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.” Five months ago, during Donald Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, he was invited to open the “Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology”. (I’m not making that up.) The huge, darkened room they were in looked like a cross between a sta...
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This is the First Podcast Interview With the 2017 Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize: Exactly two weeks to the day before this interview, Beatrice Fihn received a phone call from Norway. It was the Nobel Committee informing her that the NGO she leads, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. The committee cited ICAN, as the NG...
The Fires in California, Portugal and Spain Share One Thing in Common: As wildfires raged in the Western United States this month, southern Europe was experiencing an intense wildfire season of its own. Last week, one tore through Portugal and northern Spain, killing at least 40 people and threatening cities. Thousands of firefighters, and even local residents, mobi...
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Right-Wing EU Think Tank Bashes Russia Today: Kremlin’s Platform for ‘Useful Idiots’: VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE:  stephenlendman.org  (Home – Stephen Lendman).  Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. European Values Think Tank calls itself an NGO “defending liberal democracy” – it clearly disdains by attempting to discredit RT and guests appearing on …
United Nations: Ignore Trump on Climate: Featured image: Trump rally in Louisiana, US, December 2016. Image: Tammy Anthony Baker via Flickr The hurricanes and wildfires that have severely damaged large areas of the United States in recent weeks have had no impact on US president Donald …
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Russian soldier shoots four dead at Chechnyan barracks: The Russian National Guard says one of its officers has shot and killed four other servicemen dead before being killed by guards.
Trump to raise human rights with Philippines president and alleged human rights abuser Rodrigo Duterte: Human rights groups have accused President Duterte of sparking abuses with his signature policy of a war on drugs - something Mr Duterte and police deny
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Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta targeted in ‘Trump-Russia’ probe: Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly begun looking at Tony Podesta, a Democratic lobbyist and brother of HIllary Clinton’s campaign chairman, as part of his probe into “Russian meddling” in the 2016 US presidential election. Read Full Article at RT.com
Russian Athletic Federation hopes for 'productive meeting' with IAAF in October: Russian Athletics Federation (RUSAF) head Dmitry Shlyakhtin has expressed hope that the upcoming meeting with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) working group will be productive. Read Full Article at RT.com
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3 White Nationalists Arrested After Shooting at University of Florida: The three white nationalists, Tyler Tenbrink, William Fears, and Colton Fears, were charged with attempted homicide by Gainesville police.
Nonviolent Fight Club: Why U.S. Catholics Are Still Debating Nonviolence: The work of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, born from the April 2016 Rome meeting, recognizes that most of the people with political power are not the victims of social violence. CNI is bringing the voice of grassroots Catholics in the majority of the world, who are the primary victims of so...
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Making America an Ingrate: The administration’s single-minded pursuit of unilateralism in trade policy – as seen in the withdrawal from the TPP and seeking to rewrite NAFTA – is a recipe for disaster. The world is moving on and, ultimately, Americans will be the losers.  The Trump administration’s opening salvo in launchin...
Learning Doesn’t Mean a Livelihood: Today’s International Day of the Girl has been met with a flurry of social media and public statements about the importance of educating girls. Non-profits, social investors, and economists advocate increased education for women and girls as a way to boost their economic participation and their c...
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F&O this week: Kohl, Grenfell ashes, Trade Jungle, Singapore schadenfreude, US discourse: HELMUT KOHL delivered German reunification and the Euro, by  Noah Barkin  Obituary A towering figure of post-war European politics, Helmut Kohl pushed through German reunification and was a driving force behind the creation of the euro during a 16-year reign as German chancellor that spanned the ...
Mayhem, Trump vs Comey, Oceans Day: F&O Fresh Sheet: British Election Brings Mayhem, by Jonathan Manthorpe   Analysis British voters have shown Prime Minister Theresa May the door. The implications of this drubbing for the Conservative government are profound, for May as Prime Minister,  but with much deeper implications for Britain. Text of Theres...
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Is your food expired or ugly? Eat it, is good for you!: By Zabeth Salome Chedraui It is very possible to imagine a world in which people recycle the food that they consider as waste. Nashville has been selected by the Natural Resource Defense Council as a model city on food waste reduction. Many restaurants in the city are participating in the Food Sa...
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Action on climate change is cheaper than inaction: Many are afraid that tackling climate change is going to be too costly. But increasingly, studies are showing action will not just be cheaper than inaction, but could actually result in economic, environmental and even health benefits, while improving sustainability. This new page...
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