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The Old Playbook: BBC passes the MI6's Skripal pack of lies to Bellingcat and then reports their claims as truth to the world

sott.net/news @bears_with In September of 2018, BBC reporter Mark Urban (lead image, left) ended his book The Skripal Files with a report of the favour MI6 had arranged, so that he could visit Sergei Skripal’s house in Salisbury, and report that a souvenir of British country life which MI6 agent Pablo Miller had presented to […]

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Democrats Invoke Cold War Narrative To Push Impeachment

Jason Crow, the ex-Army Ranger turned congressman whom Nancy Pelosi has named as one of seven impeachment managers in the trial of Donald Trump, has dropped a broad hint about what angle Democratic prosecutors will pursue: it will be about national security and protecting our troops. “This is about the abuse of power, it’s about […]

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Is Mass Civil Disobedience Our Future?, by Pat Buchanan

On the holiday set aside in 2020 to honor Martin Luther King, the premier advocate of nonviolent Gandhian civil disobedience, thousands of gun owners gathered in Richmond to petition peacefully for their rights. King had preached that there was a higher law that justified breaking existing laws that mandated racial segregation. When Rosa Parks refused […]

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Limiting Presidential War Powers: Consensus-Based Decision

On January 9, 2020, the House of Representatives of the U.S. Congress voted 224–194 to pass a non-binding War Powers Resolution to limit the president’s ability to pursue military actions against Iran without congressional consent. It came into limelight after the US-Iran conflict recently. On January 4, 2020, the White House officially notified Congress that […]

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Executive Power: Alan Dershowitz’s imagination versus the Constitution

Washington at Constitutional Convention of 1787, signing of U.S. Constitution. Painting by Junius Brutus Stearns. Public Domain. “The Constitution,” Alan Dershowitz claims, “allocates to the president sole authority over foreign policy (short of declaring war or signing a treaty).” Dershowitz makes that claim by way of defending US president Donald Trump against conviction in the […]

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Iraq must free itself from self-serving foreign hands

Divided loyalties, competing ideologies, sectarian rivalries and foreign interference combine to tear Iraq apart. This once powerful Arab state that stood as a buffer against Iranian expansionism is in urgent need of a unifier, a strong and charismatic figure who can bring together Iraqis of all faiths and sects under one flag. Iraq today is […]

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George Washington’s advice to us is now even more timely

U.S. President George Washington’s final words to his fellow Americans, upon leaving office, are now even more timely than when he spoke them, but have been ignored in practice for many decades; and the most recently published popular book about that speech ignores the most enduringly important part, so this part of Washington’s Farewell Address […]

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Israel’s 2007 Strike Against a Syrian ‘Nuclear Reactor’ Was Nothing of the Sort

Not only did Israel try to get the US to bomb the site for it (Cheney wanted to, but Bush didn’t bite), but it helped mess up US-North Korea peace feelers in the process In September 2007, Israeli warplanes bombed a building in eastern Syria that the Israelis claimed held a covert nuclear reactor that […]

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FDA reports that PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” are NOT a health concern for customers, but other public health experts aren't convinced

(Natural News) The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s main responsibility is ensuring that the food, drugs, cosmetics and other products sold in the country are safe for human health. Unfortunately, there are lots of ways they’re failing the public, especially when it comes to a group of chemicals known as PFAS. PFAS, or per- and […]

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How To Be A Mentally Sovereign Human

We all showed up naked, slimy and clueless in a world of inexplicable sensory input we couldn’t make head or tail out of. We were then taught what’s what by people who showed up under the exact same circumstances a blink of an eye earlier. The amniotic fluid is barely washed from our tiny naked […]

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Secret Wars, Forgotten Betrayals, Global Tyranny. Who's Really In Charge Of The US Military?

Authored by Cynthia Chung via The Strategic Culture Foundation, “There is a kind of character in thy life, That to the observer doth thy history, fully unfold.” – William Shakespeare Once again we find ourselves in a situation of crisis, where the entire world holds its breath all at once and can only wait to […]

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Fourth person dies in China's Wuhan from novel coronavirus

MOSCOW, January 21. /TASS/. /TASS/. The fourth person has died from the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV in the city of Wuhan in central China, the city’s Committee on Public Health said on Tuesday on its official website. The fourth victim of the coronavirus was a 89-year-old man who had the first symptoms of the infection on […]

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Russia calls for new conclusion on Douma incident — envoy

THE UNITED NATIONS, January 21. /TASS/. Russia calls for holding a briefing under the auspices of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in order to coordinate a consensus conclusion on the incident in Syria’s Douma, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OPCW Alexander Shulgin told an informal session of the UN Security Council […]

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WATCH: Wikileaks Documents Further Discredit OPCW

[embedded content] This video, made by RT, is a great rundown on the current state of the OPCW’s “official report” on the Douma incident. Put it simply: it is in tatter. The OPCW’s reputation has been hanging by thread ever since the Working Group on Propaganda in Syria uncovered the “dissenting opinion” of Ian Henderson, […]

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Iran Counters EU Threat Of Snapback Sanctions, by Moon of Alabama

There is no chance the Trump administration will get what it wants from Iran. From Moon of Alabama at moonofalabama.org: U.S. President Donald Trump wants to destroy the nuclear agreement with Iran. He has threatened the EU-3 poodles in Germany, Britain and France with a 25% tariff on their car exports to the U.S. unless […]

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Life After Putin, by Dmitry Orlov

What does Vladimir Putin’s recent shakeup of the Russian government mean? From Dmitry Orlov at cluborlov.blogspot.com: Two days ago Vladimir Putin delivered his annual address before the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, and since then I have received a flurry of emails and comments from people asking me to explain what he meant. I […]

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Funeral Arrangements, by James Howard Kunstler

Has the Democratic party dug its own grave? From James Howard Kunstler at kunstler.com: As they like to say in the horror movie trailers: It… begins…! (Cue bassoons and waterphones.) If last Wednesday’s solemn and prayerful parade through the Capitol rotunda was the Democratic Party’s funeral march, then impeachment starting this week may be the burial […]

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“Boiling Conflict” to Push Gold Past $2,000 in 2020

InvestmentWatchBlog From Birch Gold Group This week, Your News to Know rounds up the latest top stories involving gold and the overall economy. Stories include: CIO of world’s best-performing fund sees gold hitting $2,000, gold is still the go-to haven asset, and Victorian-era £5 gold coin fetches nearly $700,000 at an auction. Bridgewater CIO: Gold could […]

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US Officials Admit Covert Tech Program Is Fueling Iran Protests

After major protests hit multiple cities across Iran in November following a drastic government slash in gasoline subsidies which quickly turned anti-regime, broad internet outages were reported — some lasting as long as a week or more nationwide — following Tehran authorities ordering the blockage of external access.  And during smaller January protests over downed Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752, more widespread internet […]

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What MLK Would Make of the Israeli Occupation

This piece originally appeared on Informed Comment.  The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose activism we honor today, took stands far beyond Selma and Montgomery, and called on other capitals than Washington, D.C., to ensure a dignified life for human beings. Dr. King was an early and vigorous opponent of the white South African Apartheid […]

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Russian specialists to inspect military facility in Germany under Vienna Document

MOSCOW, January 21. /TASS/. A group of Russian specialists will inspect a military facility in Germany in accordance with the 2011 Vienna Document on implementing confidence and security building measures, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement citing director of the National Nuclear Risk Reduction Center Sergey Ryzhkov. “A Russian group of inspectors plans […]

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The Military and State Can’t Handle the Trump Truth, by Larry C. Johnson

You can’t call generals who have never won a war and lost plenty of them losers, it might bring down the republic. From Larry C. Johnson at Sic Semper Tyrannis blog at turcopelier.typepad.com: An excerpt from a soon to be released book, “A Very Stable Genius” (which appeared in Saturday’s edition of the Washington Post) […]

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McConnell Gives Democrats Just Two Days For Trump Impeachment Trial In Senate

House impeachment managers will have just two days to prosecute their case against President Donald Trump according to a resolution circulated by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a move meant to accelerates the timetable for a trial Republicans intend to end in a speedy acquittal. President Trump’s team will also have two days to present their […]

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Syrian government forces repel terrorists' attacks near Palmyra — media

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. /TASS/. Syrian servicemen with support of the National Defense Forces have repelled attacks staged by terrorists from the Islamic State terrorist organization (banned in Russia) to the north-east of Palmyra (in 240 km from Damascus), Al Masdar news portal reported. According to Al-Masdar, terrorists attacked army posts along the highway connecting […]

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Blast in Sudan's capital kills 7, injures 25 — media

CAIRO, January 21. /TASS/. At least seven people were killed and 25 more injured in a blast in Sudan’s capital Khartoum late Monday, Baj News portal reported. According to the news portal, an improvised explosive device went off in a residential building in Khartoum’s Shegla neighborhood during a wedding ceremony. Police have arrived at the […]

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No one injured in shelling of Baghdad's Green Zone — media

CAIRO, January 21. /TASS/. No one was injured in the shelling of Baghdad’s Green Zone, Al Hadath TV channel reported on Tuesday. Earlier reports said that three missiles exploded late Monday near the building of the US Embassy in Baghdad. According to latest reports, the missiles were launched from a south-eastern neighborhood of Baghdad. Material […]

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Pompeo does not rule out new sanctions for supporting Maduro's government

WASHINGTON, January 21. /TASS/. US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo did not rule out that Washington may impose new sanctions on those who support the government of Nicolas Maduro, according to remarks after Pompeo’s meeting with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido in Bogota published on the official website of the US Department of State. “We […]

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Putin Has Deprived the Children of the Elite of Their Political Future

Representatives of high-ranking Russian officials have amicably started to abandon their foreign citizenship and residence permits. One by one, officials disown foreign passports and property after Putin foretold a constitutional ban on second citizenship. But the question remains: what should the children of other officials who successfully study abroad do? After all, now they are […]

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The World Health Organization’s Vaccine Experts Inadvertently Communicate to the World that “Vaccine Hesitancy” Makes Scientific Sense, by Gary G. Kohls, M.D.

Nobody has proven that all vaccines are safe and effective because it cannot be proven. Many vaccines have caused demonstrable harm, including death and vaccine makers are often shielded from legal liability. Why would people not be vaccination hesitant? From Gary G. Kohls at lewrockwell.com: Despite Its Recent Warnings About “Vaccine Hesitancy”, WHO “Experts” Acknowledge […]

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New Video Shows Syrian Mercenaries Patrolling Streets Of Libyan Capital

A day after France’s Emmanuel Macron condemned Turkey’s transferring Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants to fight in Libya at the Berlin peace conference, a new video has surfaced and is going viral which shows a group of foreign fighters strolling through the streets of Tripoli.  The regional publication Libya Review describes the short video as featuring a group […]

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What's Really Behind America's “Russia Problem”

Via 21stCenturyWire.com, RINSE AND REPEAT: Back in 1996, Time Magazine crowed about how a team of American “specialists” helped Boris Yeltsin get re-elected. In 2016, the US media flipped the script, now howling about how Vladimir Putin supposedly aided the Trump campaign. “Russia helped Trump get elected!”, and “The Russians interfered in the 2016 US elections!”, and “The […]

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Seven Pointed Questions for Corporate Media About Their Biases

Why don’t you refer to our current health care system as a “corporate-run system”?  At Democratic presidential debates and elsewhere, network TV journalists have aggressively challenged the notion of “abolishing private health insurance” — without discussing what health insurance companies actually contribute to health care beyond bureaucracy and profiteering. At last June’s debate, NBC’s Lester Holt asked candidates to raise their hands if they would “abolish […]

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Pompeo to Iraq: If You Kick Us Out, We Will Bury You, by Mike Whitney

The Trump administration is threatening to destroy Iraq’s economy by withholding a critical source of money that is controlled by the Federal Reserve. The threat is a response to the Iraqi parliament’s unanimous decision to end Washington’s 17 year-long military occupation. The Iraqi people and their representatives in parliament are incensed by the recent assassination […]

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By Any Other Name, by Richard Houck

Do white people deserve to die for uttering the word “nigger”? Blacks, prompted by the mainstream media, increasingly say “Yes.” The intersectional nature—yes, I’m taking intersectionality from the Left; I’m coming for it all—of an anti-white media and the propensity for extreme violence among blacks is creating an increasingly dangerous environment for whites. We are […]

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A New Definition of Warfare, by Philip Giraldi

Supporters of Donald Trump often make the point that he has not started any new wars. One might observe that it has not been for lack of trying, as his cruise missile attacks on Syria based on fabricated evidence and his recent assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani have been indisputably acts of war. Trump […]

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How an “International Shadowy Group” Is Influencing India’s Food Policy

Counterinformation International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), an American nonprofit with an innocuous sounding name has been quietly infiltrating Indian government’s health and nutrition bodies influencing India’s food policy on behalf of the chemical industry. New Food Packaging Labeling Rules Last year the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) proposed to introduce a traffic light […]

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How Mercenaries and Advisers Fight the Wars the UK Won’t Own

Counterinformation ‘Mercenary’ is an evocative word, conjuring thoughts of adventure in foreign lands and elastic personal ethics, but probably not the bureaucratic calculations of British foreign policy. That is a tribute to the success of governments in keeping their use of private military forces in the shadows. It’s worth pointing out that even soldiers on […]

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How Nobel “Peace Prizes” Are Awarded in Support of Western Wars, Sanctions and Regime-Change Ops

“This pattern is a sign of how well socialized the Norwegian Nobel Committee members are in the transatlantic world view, where ‘our’ requirements override any genuine wish for peace” On December 10, the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony will be held in Oslo, the capital of Norway. This analysis will try to look at […]

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Jihadists launched 2 attacks against Syrian Army forces in Idlib: Russia

almasdarnews.com BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – The head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation in Syria, Major-General Yuri Boykov, announced on Monday evening that jihadist groups attacked the positions of the Syrian government forces twice during the day. Boykov, at a press conference, said: “At 14:30, a faction from the terrorist armed groups, comprising of […]

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India successfully test-fires 3500 km strike range K-4 underwater Ballistic Missile

sott.net/news India has succesfully tested k-4 ballistic missiles. It’s one of the two underwater missiles that were being developed by DRDO. © Reutersimage representation India has successfully fired 3500 kilometer strike range nuclear capable submarine launched K-4 ballistic missile off coast in Andhra Pradesh. The missile under development by DRDO will be equipped on indigenous […]

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Nobody Gets A Free Pass, A Week To Remember – Episode 2075

SPREAD THE WORD Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 34:40 — 35.0MB) | Embed Subscribe: Android | RSS Click On Picture To See Larger Picture BJ backs plans to pursue the trade deal with the US. BJ will be using the negotiations as leverage with the EU. USMCA will add 300 billions to […]

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Goldstein 2.0: ISIS has a new big bad leader

Kit Knightly The fast-paced world of geopolitics can be disorienting to follow and unsettling to witness. The US Empire teeters on the brink of total collapse, and lashes out recklessly this way and that as feuding factions struggle for control. The world’s finances are a dystopian mess of imaginary money, controlled by an elite class […]

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Who Targeted Ukraine Airlines Flight 752?

Counterinformation Iran Shot It Down But There May Be More to the Story By Philip Giraldi January 20, 2020 “Information Clearing House” – The claim that Major General Qassem Soleimani was a “terrorist” on a mission to carry out an “imminent” attack that would kill hundreds of Americans turned out to be a lie, so […]

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The Roots of American Demonization of Shi’a Islam

Counterinformation By Pepe Escobar January 20, 2020 “Information Clearing House” – The US targeted assassination, via drone strike, of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, apart from a torrent of crucial geopolitical ramifications, once again propels to center stage a quite inconvenient truth: the congenital incapacity of so-called US elites to even attempt to understand Shi’ism – thus […]

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Ex-UN weapons inspector: Biden’s Iraq war vote excuse a ‘bald-faced lie’

Counterinformation By The Gray Zone January 20, 2020 “Information Clearing House” –  Former UN weapons inspector Scott Ritter dismantles Joe Biden’s explanation for his Iraq war vote and recounts Biden’s long record of pushing for regime change in Baghdad. On the campaign trail, Joe Biden is falsely claiming that he opposed the Iraq war when it […]

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My God and My Glock – The Theology of Guns in America

Counterinformation The Glock is a series of  semi-automatic pistols designed Austrian manufacturer Glock Ges.m.b.H. *** According to Americans, God is a really pro-gun dude. In fact, one pastor of a New Bethel Christian Church gave a sermon where he announced that “God and guns were part of the foundation of this country.”, and invited his […]

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Is 2020 China’s Year of Economic and Political Milestone?

Counterinformation Just as one New Year’s festivities end, another begins. China is set to celebrate the Year of the Rat on January 25. Folklore says it’s a good year for business and fertility. But it also marks an economic and political milestone. For the first time since the 18th century China is entering a decade as an […]

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What MLK Would Think Today

This piece was reprinted by OpEdNews with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source. Soon, the United States, and its citizenry, will celebrate the first (and only) national holiday honoring a black man or, in today’s parlance “a person of color”. At the White […]

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There's More to America than Trump and Media Scratching Our Surface Itch

If at 93 Her Majesty’s memory of Princess Diana and love of family has evolved Abdication, can’t Media on both sides of the pond manage to report true love truth instead of conjecture of brotherly division? And aren’t the revelations of the most substantive Democratic debate, more important than a MIA handshake? When will Media […]

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Bernie Sanders Walks Straight Into the Russia-gate Trap

From Strategic Culture The New York Times caused a mini-commotion last week with a front-page story suggesting that Russian intelligence had hacked a Ukrainian energy firm known as Burisma Holdings in order to get dirt on Joe Biden and help Donald Trump win re-election. But the article was flimsy even by Russia-gate standards, and so […]

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Pompeo ‘applauds’ Colombia’s violent response to peaceful protests

By Adriaan Alsema – Columbia Reports US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “applauded” Colombia’s President Ivan Duque‘s response to anti-government protests on Monday despite mass reports of human rights violations. Pompeo made the controversial statement during a visit to the South American country where he will attend a regional anti-terrorism summit and meet with Venezuelan opposition […]

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#MeToo provocation against Bernie Sanders organized by CNN and Elizabeth Warren

by David Walsh  CNN and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Democrat from Massachusetts, with powerful establishment support, combined to stage a provocation this week aimed at slowing down or derailing the campaign of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party presidential nomination. Through CNN, the Massachusetts senator’s camp first alleged that Sanders told her in December […]

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Trump directly threatened the Iraqi prime minister for his approach with China with a false flag and subsequent riots

globinfo freexchange Here is probably the best proof that the ‘anti-interventionist’ Donald Trump is an absolute fraud. It seems that the current US president is not only the best option for the establishment right now, but he even follows the CIA playbook to the letter … by himself. As we approach the 2020 presidential election […]

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Public vote on constitutional amendments will be held on the law as a whole — official

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The public vote on the draft law on amending the Russian Constitution will be held on the bill as a whole, not on its separate articles, head of the Russian Federation Council’s Committee on Constitutional Legislation and State Building Andrey Klishas told TASS on Monday. “The public vote envisaged by Article […]

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Chinese authorities confirm human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus

BEIJING, January 20. /TASS/. China’s National Health Commission has confirmed Monday that a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) can be transmitted people-to-people, Xinhua news agency reported. The Chinese authorities said that evidence suggests that the virus can be transmitted people-to-people which requires urgent measures in dealing with the outbreak. Chief epidemiologist of the Chinese Center for Disease […]

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WHO's Emergency Committee to convene on novel coronavirus on January 22

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. /TASS/. Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will hold an Emergency Committee session on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China on Wednesday, the WHO said in a statement published on its official Twitter account. “WHO Director-General [Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus] will convene an Emergency Committee on the […]

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Pedophilia & Empire: Satan, Sodomy, & The Deep State — Chapter 32 England’s Asian Grooming Gang Epidemic: The Perfect Cover Hiding the VIP Pedo-Network

Amazon Page Pedophilia & Empire: Satan, Sodomy, & The Deep State [Click to Return to TOC] Chapter 32 England’s Asian Grooming Gang Epidemic: The Perfect Cover Hiding the VIP Pedo-Network Joachim Hagopian Cover Credit: Nora Maccoby with permissionhttp://www.noramaccoby.com/ DOC (34 Pages): Chapter 32 Englands Asian Grooming Gang Epidemic – The Perfect Cover Hiding the VIP […]

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John Petersen: Utility Meters as Surveillance Devices

The Role Of Utility Meters In Mass Surveillance Jerry Day in Crime & Power The big data farmers discovered a lucky accident: your utility meter can be juiced up to collect all kinds of personal data from you in your home. Just by jamming some special electronics in utility meters, they are creating the most […]

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House Manager Declares President Guilty Of… “Attempted Bribery”

Authored by Jonathan Turley, Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., will be one of the seven Democratic impeachment managers prosecuting President Trump this week in his Senate trial. However, he seems a tad unclear on what the trial is about or at least what the defendant is facing as the allegations of impeachable conduct.  Crow declared on CNN’s State of the […]

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Trump-Greta Showdown Looms As Climate Dominates Agenda At Davos

As 3,000 of the world’s richest and most powerful people from 120 countries gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this year – the event’s 50th anniversary – President Trump and teen climate activist Greta Thunberg are set to cross paths again. The annual forum will host around 1,700 business leaders – including […]

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Russia slams US allegations about UN nonproliferation standards as mythmaking

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The Russian Foreign Ministry has slammed as mythmaking and fact twisting US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook’s allegations that some “UN standard” prohibits Iran from enriching activities. “Regrettably, such mythmaking as Hook’s statement has been typical of the US approaches to nuclear nonproliferation,” the ministry said. “Explicitly twisting commonly known facts, alas, […]

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Third Project 22220 serial icebreaker to be laid by July 2020 — Baltic Shipyard

ST. PETERSBURG, January 20. /TASS/. The third serial icebreaker of Project 22220 is planned to be laid at the Baltic Shipyard in April — June 2020, the company’s press service told TASS on Monday. “Laying of the third [serial] icebreaker of Series 22220 is planned in the second quarter of 2020,” the spokesperson said. Two serial […]

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VEB head hopes that Russian prime minister will atend WEF in Davos in 2021

DAVOS, January 20. /TASS/. VTB Bank Chairman Andrey Kostin has expressed hope that the Russian prime minister will attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos in 2021. “At the level of ministers, we cannot expect adequate interest. This is normal, but we are actively working,” Kostin told TASS on the sidelines of the 2020 […]

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Sergey Lavrov Will Not Likely Become Foreign Minister In New Russian Government

southfront.org Donate Sergey Lavrov. IMAGE: Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS Acting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will not likely assume the position of the Foreign Minister in the new Russian government, according to Russian sources close to the Kremlin. 69-yo Sergey Lavrov was the Russian Foreign Minister from February 24, 2004 to January 15, […]

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SAVIN: Iraq – A Multipolar Restart

By Leonid Savin for Oriental Review, republished by FRN with permission * When the US began its military adventure in Iraq in 2003, many Western scholars noted that Washington’s unilateral aggression was leading to a rethinking of international processes, as well as the legitimisation and institutionalisation of multipolar thinking. There were various analyses of these […]

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There's more to flight 752 tragedy than first appearances reveal

sott.net/news © UnknownDebris field of flight 752 On 3 January 2020 a drone, believed to be operated by the United States, fired a missile upon a convoy of cars departing Baghdad airport, killing at least nine persons. Amongst the victims was Major General Qassem Solemani, a high ranking Iranian general who at the time of […]

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2011 Libya: Neither Russia nor Turkey stopped NATO, now they speak loudest trying to end 9 years of chaos

sott.net/news © Sputnik/Aleksey Nikolskyi/KremlinTurkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan • Russian President Vladimir Putin • Berlin, Germany January 19, 2020 Moscow and Ankara are not responsible for starting the conflict which has ravaged Libya, but they may have a decisive role in ending it, as they lead international diplomatic efforts at the Berlin peace conference. The […]

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Pompeo: New US Policy Authorized Drones Strikes on Russian, Chinese Leaders

President Trump, and not obliquely, has put the assassination of Vladimir Putin “on the table” as part of a new policy, one at direct odds with both American and international law.  This isn’t just a broad policy against those Washington deems enemies, but Russia was specifically listed as a target for highest level assassinations in […]

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Trump Lawyers Urge Dismissal of “Flimsy” Impeachment Case

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s legal team asserted Monday that he did “absolutely nothing wrong,” urging the Senate to swiftly reject an impeachment case that it called “flimsy” and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution.” The lawyers decried the impeachment process as rigged and insisted that abuse of power was not a crime. The brief from Trump’s […]

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For the 0.5% Not the 99.5%, by Gilad Atzmon

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Dissident Relationships: Reply to Kevin MacDonald, by Kevin MacDonald

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Stephanie & Eric Pomboy – Gold & Silver Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Stephanie and Eric Pomboy – gold and silver like you’ve never seen it before… Gold & Silver Like You’ve Never Seen It BeforeJanuary 20 (King World News) – Stephanie Pomboy:  “Not just sayin’ this b/c he’s my bro. :). But a more comprehensive, timely look at key precious metal indicators you will not find! (See below). […]

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Russia transports tanks to Syria amid new Syrian Army operation: photos

almasdarnews.com BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – The Russian Navy has transported more military equipment to the Port of Tartous to support the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in their new operation in northwestern Syria. According to the maritime observer, Yoruk Isik, the Russian Black Sea Fleet’s 197th Landing Ship Brigade’s Tsezar Kunikov 158 transited the Bosphorus […]

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Was Nadler Just “Playing” Dumb On The Sunday Talk-Shows?

Authored by James Howard Kunstler via Kunstler.com, As they like to say in the horror movie trailers: It… begins…! (Cue bassoons and waterphones.) If last Wednesday’s solemn and prayerful parade through the Capitol rotunda was the Democratic Party’s funeral march, then impeachment starting this week may be the burial service. Central casting couldn’t have found a more perfect […]

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Aircraft towed after landing in Sheremetyevo Airport due to thrust loss

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. A passenger jet en route from Venice to Moscow lost thrust and it had to be towed along the runway after landing in the Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport, regional air services told TASS on Monday. “A Boeing 738 passenger jet arriving from Venice at Sheremetyevo landed normally but cannot move independently after […]

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Putin submits constitutional amendment to Duma authorizing president to form State Council

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. One of the constitutional amendments that Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted to the State Duma (the lower house of parliament) on Monday authorizes the country’s president to form the State Council. “In order to ensure effective coordination and cooperation between Russia’s state bodies, outline the key principles of foreign and domestic […]

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Lavrov, ambassadors of post-Soviet security bloc members discuss cooperation

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Russia’s Acting Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has held a meeting with the envoys of Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday. “The parties discussed steps to boost comprehensive cooperation during Russia’s CSTO chairmanship in 2020,” the statement reads. “The meeting’s participants also […]

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Zelensky, Iran’s envoy discuss handover of black boxes from downed Ukrainian plane

KIEV, January 20./TASS/. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky met on Monday with a special envoy of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who arrived in Kiev to discuss the handover of the flight data recorders from the Ukrainian passenger plane, which was accidentally downed outside Tehran on January 8, the press service of Zelensky’s Office reported on Monday. […]

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Top Russian scholars warn about main global threats for this year

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. In their annual analytical report focusing on threats facing the globe in 2020, experts from Russia’s MGIMO University listed the main global challenges, highlighting a possible flare-up of armed conflicts and the start of a large-scale economic crisis. “We are witnessing the reduction of the power potential of US global hegemony, […]

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Over 120 missiles for Russian S-400 systems delivered to Turkey, says source

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. More than 120 surface-to-air guided missile have been supplied by Russia to Turkey along with a regiment set of S-400 air defense missile systems, a military diplomatic source told TASS on Monday. “Turkey has received two S-400 battalions, more than 120 surface-to-air missiles, as well as auxiliary equipment, spare parts and […]

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Russian, Turkish defense ministers discuss Libya, Syria

MOSCOW, January 20./TASS/. Russian Acting Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu held talks on Monday with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar, the Russian Defense Ministry reported. “The sides discussed the developments in the Middle East and North Africa, focusing on the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and in Libya,” the ministry said. Earlier, the Libyan Government […]

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UN Security Council to discuss this week conference on Libya results, says source

UNITED NATIONS, January 20./TASS/. The UN Security Council will hold this week an unscheduled meeting behind closed doors to discuss the results of Sunday’s conference on Libya in Berlin, a UN source told TASS on Monday. “Germany, the UK and Tunisia requested respective consultations,” the source said, adding that the meeting will be held either […]

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Syrian government forces repel two militants’ attacks in Idlib

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Syria’s government army repelled two militants attacks on its positions in the Idlib governorate, chief of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in Syria, Yuri Borenkov, said on Monday. “On January 20, terrorist groups attempted two attacks on the positions of government troops,” he said. The first attack […]

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China to boost partnership with Russia for the sake of global stability

BEIJING, January 20. /TASS/. Beijing seeks to boost strategic partnership with Russia for the sake of global stability, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday. “We will step up efforts to boost partnership for the sake of global stability and confidence” he said, as cited by the Chinese Foreign Ministry. “China will strengthen relations […]

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Boris Johnson sought contact with Putin in Berlin, says high-ranking source

MOSCOW, January 20./TASS/. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought contact with the Russian side on the sidelines of the conference on Libya in Berlin, and in his brief conversation with President Vladimir Putin he sounded quite conciliatory, a high-ranking source in Moscow told TASS on Monday. “We were surprised by commentaries from Downing Street about […]

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Guaido’s Last Ride

southfront.org Donate Written by Daniel Mcadams; Originally appeared at ronpaulinstitute.org Remember Juan Guaido? Just a year ago the Venezuelan politician, unknown even in his own country, was tapped by the US government to lead a coup against the elected government of Nicolas Maduro. In a phone call with no less than Vice President Mike Pence himself, Guaido […]

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Propaganda and Lies: Iran and Ukrainian Flight PS752

Here is the cardinal rule about government—everything it says through its spokespersons, hired guns, public relations adepts, and the mockingbird corporate media should be considered a self-serving lie, or at best a distortion hammered into shape to fit a predefined agenda. For instance, we should question who is ultimately responsible for the shootdown of the […]

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Antifa terrorists a NO SHOW at the Virginia pro-2A rally… deep state BACKS DOWN in presence of overwhelming patriot presence

Monday, January 20, 2020 by: Mike AdamsTags: antifa, deep state, False flags, Gov. Northam, gun rights, guns, President Trump, protests, Richmond, Second Amendment, Virginia (Natural News) The overwhelming numbers of armed patriots at the pro-2A rally in Richmond, Virginia has apparently caused Antifa terrorists and deep state operatives to back down from their plans to […]

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Gli effetti dell’assassinio di Soleimani sull’Iran e sull’ ”Asse della Resistenza”

Sayyed Ali Khamenei and IRGC General Ismail Qaani during the Iraq-Iran war Di Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Tradotto da Alice Censi   Il presidente degli Stati Uniti Donald Trump dava l’ordine di uccidere il comandante dell’ “Asse della Resistenza”, il generale della brigata Gerusalemme dell’ IRGC ( Corpo delle Guardie della Rivoluzione Iraniana) Sardar Qassem […]

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Hvordan påvirkes Iran og “Motstandsaksen” av USAs attentat mot Soleimani?

Av Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Translated by: Abu Hedda Den amerikanske presidenten Donald Trump drepte kommandanten for “Motstandsaksen”, (Den iranske revolusjonsgarden) IRGC – Qudsbrigaden-generalmajor Sardar Qassem Soleimani, på flyplassen i Bagdad med lite vurdering av konsekvensene av dette målrettede drapet. Det kan ikke utelukkes at den amerikanske administrasjonen vurderte at attentatet ville ha gunstig effekt […]

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Wie sind der Iran und die “Achse des Widerstandes” von der Ermordung Soleimanis durch die USA betroffen?

Front left: President Rouhani, Sayyed Khamenei, IRGC-Quds Chief Ismail Qaani Von Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai Translated by: M.P. Der US-Präsident Donald Trump ermordete den Kommandeur der “Achse des Widerstandes”, den IRGC (Iranischen Revolutionsgarden-Korps) – Quds Brigade Generalmajor Sardar Qassem Soleimani auf dem Flughafen von Bagdad, ohne sich über die Folgen dieser gezielten Tötung Gedanken zu […]

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Hoe geraakt zijn Iran en de “As van het Verzet” door de Amerikaanse moord op Soleimani?

Front left: President Rouhani, Sayyed Khamenei, IRGC-Quds Chief Ismail QaaniDoor Elijah J.  Door Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai De Amerikaanse president Donald Trump vermoordde de commandant van de “As van het Verzet”, Generaal-majoor Sardar Qassem Soleimani van de (Iraanse Revolutionaire Garde) IRGC – Quds Brigade op het vliegveld van Bagdad. Daarbij hield hij weinig rekening met […]

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Comment l’assassinat de Soleimani par les USA affecte-t-il l’Iran et l’Axe de la Résistance?

Sayyed Ali Khamenei and IRGC General Ismail Qaani during the Iraq-Iran war Par Elijah J. Magnier : @ejmalrai Traduction : Daniel G. Le président des USA Donald Trump a assassiné le commandant de l’Axe de la Résistance, le major général de la brigade Al-Qods du Corps des gardiens de la Révolution iranienne Sardar Qassem Soleimani à l’aéroport […]

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How are Iran and the “Axis of the Resistance” affected by the US assassination of Soleimani?

By Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai The US President Donald Trump assassinated the commander of the “Axis of the Resistance”, the (Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps) IRGC – Quds Brigade Major General Sardar Qassem Soleimani at Baghdad airport with little consideration of the consequences of this targeted killing. It is not to be excluded that the US […]

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The Battle for Aleppo: HTS Opens New Front to Draw Syria and Russia Away from Idlib

21CentyryWire | Russian Sukhoi Su-57 fighter bomber (Image: Courtesy of Russian Ministry of Defense) Khaled Iskef21st Century Wire The military situation in southern and western Aleppo is getting hotter, after Hay’at Tahreer Al-Sham (aka HTS, formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) had violated the armistice announced by the Russians and Turks about 10 days ago, and prevented civilians […]

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‘War of Terror’ Inverted: Why Did US Assassinate Iran’s Anti-ISIS General?

21CentyryWire | Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani (left) and Iraqi PMU commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (Image: Al Manar/Wikicommons) Tony Cartalucci21st Century Wire The US has eagerly taken credit for the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani amid a series of military strikes carried out by US forces across Syria and Iraq. The assassination was shortly followed by […]

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The Sadness of Submissive, Quietly Recolonized Malaysia

21CentyryWire | GOVERNMENT GRIDLOCK: A picture is worth a thousand words (Photo: Andre Vltchek 2020©) Andre Vltchek21st Century Wire I am not sure when and how it happened, or even what precisely took place, but suddenly, nothing feels the same, and nothing feels right in Malaysia. Several years ago, things used to be totally different […]

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Now the dems think the constitution 14th amendment means any vote for POTUS is Illegal

InvestmentWatchBlog via bizpacreview Believe it or not, but there’s an opinion piece that was published at NBC News last week which essentially argues that voters who allegedly harbor “racist” feelings/prejudices (i.e. Trump voters) should be reprimanded and held accountable for their wrongthink. How? Via government intervention, of course. Noah Berlatsky, a radical left-winger whose Twitter profile contains his […]

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Platts: 7 Commodity Charts To Watch This Week

Via S&P Global Platts Insight blog, This week’s pick of energy and commodity market trends kicks off with EU biofuels demand prospects and a window of opportunity for Australian crude oil grades. US and European gas market dynamics and Brazilian corn prices are also in the sights of S&P Global Platts news editors this week. […]

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The Battle for Auschwitz, by Israel Shamir

On Friday, January 17, 2020, three thousand salvos shook the earth of the Russian capital city; the sky over Moscow had been emblazoned by glorious fireworks. This was the repeat of the memorable salute given seventy-five years ago, on January 17, 1945 by 24 salvos of 324 heavy cannons at liberation of Warsaw by the […]

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We Urgently Need Your Support

southfront.org Donate [embedded content] SOUTHFRONT URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT. SINCE DECEMBER 1, SOUTHFRONT HAS COLLECTED 1,114 USD. THIS IS ABOUT 24% OF THE MINIMUM MONTHLY BUDGET. IF YOU WANT TO WATCH SOUTHFRONT VIDEOS IN FEBRUARY, SUPPORT OUR WORK NOW: PayPal Account: southfront@list.ru Click to donate Click to donate DonationAlerts Donate via VISA, PayPal, Paysafecard, Bitcoin […]

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New Bill to Allow Cops to Detain Citizens, Force Them to Explain Who They Are, What They're Doing

(Support Free Thought) – Kentucky — An ominous bill that is currently making its way through the Kentucky Senate aims to give police unprecedented unconstitutional powers. These new powers will allow cops to stop anyone they want and demand that person tell them who they are, where they are going, and explain their actions. Naturally, […]

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“Sacral Victim Used to Intimidate Russians”: How “Spy” Oleg Burak Is Tortured in a Latvian Prison

Oleg Burak, a former employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Latvia, accused of espionage, described the methods that the State Security Service uses to get a confession from him. Former employee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Latvia, pensioner Oleg Burak, detained by the Security Police of the country (renamed the State […]

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YouTube blocks Virginia pro-2A live streams to censor patriots and control the narrative

Monday, January 20, 2020 by: Mike AdamsTags: Big Tech, Censorship, false-flag, gun rights, guns, oppression, Richmond, Second Amendment, tech giants, Virginia, YouTube (Natural News) YouTube is now blocking pro-America live streams from the pro-2A rally in Richmond, Virginia. Pete Santilli’s live stream was just taken down moments ago, replaced with a warning message from YouTube […]

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Russia Is Fully Isolated!

Nah, am just screwing with you. I couldn’t pass on this one;) [embedded content] It is funny when Frau Bundeskanzlerin begins to ask in Russian:”Where is Vladimir Vladimirovich?” Well, Frau Merkel, you could have been closest friends with Russia and Russian President. You decided that you knew better. Evidently you didn’t. One comment, however, caught […]

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Erdogan’s patience is running out with Assad over Idlib: report

almasdarnews.com The situation in Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone has rapidly deteriorated over the past few days despite the ceasefire brokered by Moscow and Ankara, Kommersant writes. According to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his patience is running out. He earlier discussed the situation in Idlib with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the talks in […]

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Iraq sends officials to Russia, China discuss buying air defense systems

almasdarnews.com Iraq has plans in store to send delegations to Russia, China and Ukraine to discuss buying modern air defense systems to protect its territory from any possible aggression or violation of its sovereignty, says Badr al-Ziyadi, a member of the parliament’s security and defense committee. “The delegations intend to visit such countries as Russia, […]

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Germany’s Greens are not Green: they are Stars and stripes

We translate Oskar Lafontaine’s January 1 Facebook post. The Greens and the Fracking GasThe Greens are the extended arm of the United States in the German Bundestag. This has been demonstrated again and again, most recently on the subject of fracking gas. In the interest of environmental protection, they should refuse to buy this dirty […]

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Democrats Respond to Trump’s Official Statement on Impeachment Charges

War & Peace Martin Luther King Jr. Warned That the Poor Pay for War With Their Lives Racial Justice In Anti-Communist Fervor, FBI Built a 500-Page File on Coretta Scott King Economy & Labor Trump Wants to Funnel More Income Upward Through His China Trade Deal Economy & Labor DoorDash Drivers Make an Average of […]

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Attempts to Remove Morales’ Memory from Bolivia Will Likely Reinvigorate an Anti-Imperialist Struggle

TheDuran| Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Paul Antonopoulos, Research Fellow at the Center for Syncretic Studies… Last Wednesday, the coup government of Bolivia launched a massive military operation claiming to be a pre-emptive strike against the expected violence to occur this Wednesday during Plurinational State Foundation Day celebrations that memorializes the change in the name […]

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An Observer editor just tried to gloss over Boris Johnson’s record. But the public set him straight.

In the Observer on 19 January, political editor Toby Helm asked if the “real Boris Johnson” was “liberal, nuanced, cautious”. Helm’s article implied he was, and it also argued against Labour’s claim that Johnson would be “pro-Trump” or “the most rightwing prime minister the country had ever had”. It was difficult to see where Helm […]

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Trump Jr.: “Democrats And Media Hate Trump Much More Than They Love America”

Authored by Steve Watson via Summit News, During an interview with Fox News Sunday, Donald Trump Jr. slammed Democrats and the media when discussing the ongoing impeachment saga, declaring that they “hate Trump more than they love America”. President Trump’s son told Sunday Morning Futures “They will double down. Any opportunity to hurt Trump, and that is […]

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Working visit to Germany. International conference on Libya

Vladimir Putin had a meeting with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan before the start of the Berlin Peace Conference on Libya. The President of Russia took part in the international conference on Libya in Berlin.

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Trip to Northwestern Federal District. The 77th anniversary of lifting the siege of Leningrad

Vladimir Putin took part in events commemorating the 77th anniversary of the lifting of the siege of Leningrad. Vladimir Putin visited a complex of historical artistic three-dimensional panoramas, Memory Speaking: The Road Through War, at Vasilyevsky Island in St Petersburg. During his visit to the State Memorial Museum of the Defence and Siege of Leningrad, the President met with Great Patriotic War veterans and representatives of non-governmental patriotic associations.

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DoorDash Drivers Make an Average of $1.45 an Hour, Analysis Finds

War & Peace Martin Luther King Jr. Warned That the Poor Pay for War With Their Lives Racial Justice In Anti-Communist Fervor, FBI Built a 500-Page File on Coretta Scott King Economy & Labor Trump Wants to Funnel More Income Upward Through His China Trade Deal Economy & Labor DoorDash Drivers Make an Average of […]

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Thousands Turkish Proxy Fighters Flood Into Libya Amid Berlin Peace Talks

southfront.org Donate To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Turkey is increasing its military involvement in the Libyan conflict. After officially sending its military advisers and officers to support the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), Turkey set up air defense systems near Mitiga […]

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New Bill to Allow Cops to Detain Citizens, Force Them to Explain Who They Are, What They’re Doing

Spread the love Kentucky — An ominous bill that is currently making its way through the Kentucky Senate aims to give police unprecedented unconstitutional powers. These new powers will allow cops to stop anyone they want and demand that person tell them who they are, where they are going, and explain their actions. Naturally, it […]

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A Posthumous Award That Found (And Lost) a “Hero”

Ten years ago, on January 20th 2010, Viktor Yushchenko, who had already lost the presidential election but still retained his powers until February 25th, awarded Stepan Bandera the title of hero of Ukraine (posthumously). Yushchenko, despite all his fixations on bees and Tripoli pottery, fully understood all the odium for this decision. That is why […]

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Watch: Russian air defenses take down enemy aircraft in northwest Syria

almasdarnews.com File photo of the S-300 air defence system launching a missile during the International Army Games 2016 at the Ashuluk military polygon outside Astrakhan, Russia, August 7, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – A drone attack launched by unknown militants targeting the Russian Khmeimim airbase in Latakia, was repelled by the Russian […]

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US forces block Syrian, Russian troops from access to key highway: photos

almasdarnews.com BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The U.S. Armed Forces have blocked off a region of the strategic International Highway (M-4) in northeastern Syria, forcing the Russian and Syrian troops to reroute in order to avoid clashes in the Al-Hasakah Governorate. According to reports that first surfaced last week, the U.S. Armed Forces have refused […]

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Political Assassinations – Washington’s “Signature Move”

“The US government is no stranger to the dark arts of political assassinations. Over the decades it has deployed elaborate techniques against its foes, from dispatching a chemist armed with lethal poison to try to take out Congo’s Patrice Lumumba in the 1960s to planting poison pills (equally unsuccessfully) in the Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s […]

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Russia’s state program on aircraft industry development implemented by 96% in 2019

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Russia’s state program on development of aircraft industry was implemented by 95.8% in 2019, according to the files released by the Finance Ministry on Monday. According to the latest update on execution of expenditures on state programs, 67.9 bln rubles ($1.1 bln) were allocated on aircraft industry’s development in 2019. The […]

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First Su-30 jets equipped with BrahMos missiles enter service in India

NEW DELHI, January 20. /TASS/. The first squadron of Su-30MKI jet fighters, armed with an air-based version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles entered service in the Indian Air Force Monday, The Times of India reports. According to the article, the planes will enter service during a ceremony set to take place at Thanjavur Air Force […]

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‘Motivated’ for victory: Dakar winner Karginov says last year’s exclusion served as boost

MOSCOW, Janaury 20. /TASS/. Having been disqualified during last year’s Dakar Rally raid has served to motivate Russia’s Kamaz Master team driver Andrey Karginov to win in 2020, the driver told TASS. On Friday last week, Karginov’s crew won the truck category raid. During the last year’s raid in Peru, Karginov, who won the third […]

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Serbian leader calls invitation to Victory Day Parade in Moscow ‘a great honor’

BELGRADE, January 20. /TASS/. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic told a meeting with Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Botsan-Kharchenko he believes the invitation to visit the May 9 parade in Moscow marking the 75th anniversary of Victory over Nazi Germany is “a great honor.” “President Vucic said he believes it’s a great honor that this year […]

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Reconnaissance troops in Siberia to receive Taifun-K armored vehicles in 2020

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Eight Taifun-K armored vehicles will arrive for the personnel of the 41st all-arms army in 2020, the press office of Russia’s Central Military District reported on Monday. “A batch of eight Taifun-K armored vehicles with a remote-controlled combat module will replenish the auto pool of combat vehicles of a reconnaissance unit. […]

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Russia to deploy more radars in Arctic capable of spotting hypersonic targets, says source

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Russia’s General Staff has decided to increase the number of latest Rezonans-N radar stations capable of detecting hypersonic targets from five to ten in the Arctic, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Monday. The Pentagon stated in the spring of 2018 that developing hypersonic weapons was a top […]

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Russian envoy alarmed by increased activity from non-Arctic NATO members in the region

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. NATO’s activity in the Arctic region, specifically the non-Arctic nations in the alliance, leads to tensions and undermines the status of the region as a zone of peace and stability, Russian envoy to the Arctic Council Nikolai Korchunov told journalists on Monday. “Of course, we are alarmed by the increasing activity […]

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Suspected IS terror group’s recruiter detained in St. Petersburg

ST.PETERSBURG, January 20. /TASS/. Law enforcement agencies in Russia’s St. Petersburg have detained a man, who is suspected of having recruited Tajik nationals to fight in Syria on the side of the Islamic State (terror group, outlawed in Russia), the Main Investigative Department of the Russian Investigative Committee told reporters on Monday. A criminal case […]

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Celebrating the centenary of cinematic talent: Federico Fellini would have been 100 today

Italian film director Federico Fellini and Italian screenwriter Sergio Amidei, 1947. Both were nominated for Oscar for the best film story as authors of Open City © AP Photo/ Frank Noel Federico Fellini, his wife Giulietta Masina and Dino De Laurentiis holding the Oscars awarded for “La Strada”, 1957, Los Angeles, USA © AP Photo/ […]

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Russian athletes join RUSADA’s CAS appeal against WADA decision

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Russian athletes have decided to get involved en masse in the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) appeal against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) decision to impose sanctions on the Russian sports filed with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) as third parties, TASS was told by different Russian sports federations. Six […]

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Putin submits bill on constitutional amendments to State Duma

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted a bill on constitutional amendments to the State Duma (the lower house of parliament), Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “Vladimir Putin has submitted a bill on constitutional amendments to the State Duma. The co-chairs of the constitutional commission — [Andrei] Klishas, [Pavel] Kresheninnikov and [Taliya] […]

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Libya ceasefire to open up opportunity for political regulation, says Erdogan

ANKARA, January 20. /TASS/. Libya ceasefire will open up an opportunity for political regulation in the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters on board the plane returning from the Berlin international conference on Libya. His quotes were published by the Turkiye newspaper on Monday. “We took part in the Berlin summit on Libya […]

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Russia’s lower house to consider constitutional amendment bill on January 23

As of Saturday, according to the general Yuri Borenkov, fighting is still ongoing in Abu Djref in Idlib province Read more The dollar exchange rose to 61.58 rubles, the euro – to 68.69 rubles Read more S&P analysts also expect Russia’s new government to maintain macroeconomic policy continuity and to broadly comply with its conservative […]

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Russia, Japan kick off anti-piracy drills in Arabian Sea

KALININGRAD, January 20. /TASS/. Russian Navy ships and a destroyer of Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force started anti-piracy drills in the Arabian Sea, the press office of Russia’s Baltic Fleet reported on Monday. “A group of the Baltic Fleet’s ships comprising the guard ship Yaroslav Mudry, the tanker Yelnya and the sea tug Viktor Konetsky has […]

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Russian diplomat calls on US to heed signal about curtailing military presence in Syria

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Russia hopes that the United States will finally heed Moscow’s and Damascus’ signals concerning reduction of its military presence in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Monday. “It is obvious for us that this presence has an illegal aspect that runs counter to the fundamental principles of the […]

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Serbian president calls dialogue with Russia ‘very intense’

The SCO member countries are Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan Read more Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the government and lawmakers to speed up the adoption of a package of draft laws on protection and promotion of investments Read more Ex-US vice-president, Joseph Biden is also suspected of corruption, according to […]

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BRICS may be expanded in future, says senior Russian diplomat

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) need to boost cooperation, while the group’s expansion is a matter for the future, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, who serves and the country’s BRICS Sherpa. “As for expansion plans, I think that we need to continue pursuing the current […]

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Libya’s GNA accuses LNA forces of violating ceasefire after Berlin conference

CAIRO, January 20. /TASS/. Libya’s Government of National Accord (GNA) has reported ceasefire violation by the Libyan National Army (LNA) near Tripoli. “[LNA commander Khalifa] Haftar’s units fired several mortar shells at dwelling quarters in Salah al-Din, which constitutes another ceasefire violation after the Berlin conference,” Libya Alahrar television channel said on Monday citing Mohammed […]

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Iran’s curtailing cooperation with IAEA will give grounds for speculations — diplomat

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has called on Iran to continue full-scale cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) not to give Tehran’s opponents grounds for speculations. Iranian officials, in his words, say now and then that the country may curtail its cooperation with the IAEA. “We don’t think […]

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Russian tennis won’t join RUSADA-WADA case at CAS — tennis chief

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) does not see any point in entering the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) appeal against the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) decision to impose sanctions on the Russian sports filed with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) as a third party, RTF president Shamil Tarpishchev told TASS. […]

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Law on constitutional amendments to come into effect after approval at nationwide vote

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The presidential bill on amendments to the Constitution will come into effect only after being approved by a nationwide vote, head of the State Duma Statehood and Constitutional Legislation Committee Pavel Krasheninnikov told journalists on Monday. “We are now registering this procedure, and this is a rather difficult thing. Of course, […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Warned That the Poor Pay for War With Their Lives

Politics & Elections The Battle to Impeach Trump Is Part of a Global Struggle for Democracy War & Peace Today’s US-Iran Crisis Is Rooted in the Decision to Invade Iraq Politics & Elections Virginia Braces for Arrival of Pro-Gun Militias Amid State of Emergency Politics & Elections Sanders Team Hits Back After Biden Claims Social […]

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In Anti-Communist Fervor, FBI Built a 500-Page File on Coretta Scott King

Politics & Elections The Battle to Impeach Trump Is Part of a Global Struggle for Democracy War & Peace Today’s US-Iran Crisis Is Rooted in the Decision to Invade Iraq Politics & Elections Virginia Braces for Arrival of Pro-Gun Militias Amid State of Emergency Politics & Elections Sanders Team Hits Back After Biden Claims Social […]

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Trump Wants to Funnel More Income Upward Through His China Trade Deal

Politics & Elections The Battle to Impeach Trump Is Part of a Global Struggle for Democracy War & Peace Today’s US-Iran Crisis Is Rooted in the Decision to Invade Iraq Politics & Elections Virginia Braces for Arrival of Pro-Gun Militias Amid State of Emergency Politics & Elections Sanders Team Hits Back After Biden Claims Social […]

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10 Ways Trump’s Aggression Against Iran Hurts Americans and the Region

Politics & Elections The Battle to Impeach Trump Is Part of a Global Struggle for Democracy War & Peace Today’s US-Iran Crisis Is Rooted in the Decision to Invade Iraq Politics & Elections Virginia Braces for Arrival of Pro-Gun Militias Amid State of Emergency Politics & Elections Sanders Team Hits Back After Biden Claims Social […]

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Military Situation In Yemen On January 20, 2020 (Map Update)

southfront.org Donate Click to see the full-size image A brief overview of the recent developments in Yemen: Heavy clashes between Ansar Allah and Saudi-led forces were reported in the Hayran area; Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck the Nihm area 3 times; Ceasefire violations were reported in al-Hudadyah; Saudi-led forces targeted the Durayhimi area with mortar shells; […]

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MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid Invites Quack Body Language Expert on to Trash Sanders

MintPress MSNBC anchor Joy Ann Reid invited Jeanine Driver, a self-styled expert in the highly contentious field of body language analysis on her show, AM Joy, to assess the recent spat between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders at the seventh Democratic presidential debate. Warren accused the Vermont Senator of dismissing her chances, claiming he said […]

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As Citizens United turns 10, we need candidates who will fight to get money out of politics

Image credit: Diego M. Radzinschi/THE NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL. Ten years ago this week, the Supreme Court released its disastrous 2010 Citizens United decision. The court, either through remarkable naivety or sheer malevolence, essentially married two terrible ideas: that “money equals speech” and that “corporations are people.” The ruling put a for sale sign on our […]

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New video shows Syrian mercenaries inside Tripoli

almasdarnews.com BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – A new video released by Libya Review showed a group of Turkish-backed Syrian mercenaries walking through the capital city of Tripoli. In the video, the Syrian mercenaries from the so-called “Syrian National Army” (SNA) walk through a neighborhood in Tripoli, with one of the militants saying “Libya welcomes you.” […]

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The Israeli right has reason to believe the stars are finally aligned for annexation

With Netanyahu desperate to pull a rabbit out of his hat and with an obliging patron installed in Washington there is reason enough for them to believe that the stars may finally be aligned(Image by KKTV.com)   Details   DMCA Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu needs all the help he can muster before voters head to the […]

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Pompeo unveils a U.S. “Murder, Inc.” to deal with U.S. opponents around the world

Pompeo said ‘The importance of deterrence isn’t confined to Iran’(Image by The Guardian)   Details   DMCA Stanford University’s Hoover Institution still echoes the dire warning Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered in a January 13 speech. The speech, titled “The Restoration of Deterrence: The Iranian Example,” set forth a new policy of deterring “threats” to American […]

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General Haftar Still Holds All the Cards After Berlin’s Libya Summit

Berlin’s Libya summit ended without any real changes to the status quo despite all relevant foreign parties to that country’s civil war superficially agreeing to some key points such as the need to abide by the arms embargo and commit to a ceasefire as soon as possible, meaning that General Haftar still holds all the […]

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The Libya Conference and “The New Scramble for Africa”

A major international conference on Libya will convene in Berlin on Sunday. At the invitation of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel, heads of state and top officials of the leading imperialist powers in Europe and the US will come together to determine the fate of the resource-rich country and ultimately the entire continent. Also in attendance […]

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Fake Investigations… Designed To Fool You

Authored by Bryce Buchanan via The Burning Platform blog, Many government officials with long entrenched power are unwilling to give up any of that power.  In their minds, they have a right to control our lives as they see fit, with complete indifference to our wishes.  To avoid rebellion, they need to hide this fact as […]

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Chief Justice Roberts Roped Into Battle Over Impeachment Witnesses

As the Senate prepares to begin the President Trump’s impeachment trial on Tuesday, Chief Justice John Roberts faces pressure from both sides over the issue of witnesses. Roberts, who was officially sworn in for his role on Thursday, has offered no clues as to how he will approach the situation – which is particularly relevant […]

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More Babies Is Top National Priority, Putin Declares at 'State of the Union' Speech

Addressing the Federal Assembly on Tuesday, President Putin began the substantive part of his speech by focusing on demography:  Russia’s future and historical perspective depend on how many of us there are (I would like to start the main part of my Address with demography), how many children are born in Russian families in one, five […]

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It's Not Just the Jews, Another Reason for the US's Endless Wars: Without Them, the $US Would Collapse

At Counterpunch, Michael Hudson has penned an important article that outlines the important connections between US foreign policy, oil, and the US dollar. In short, US foreign policy is geared very much toward controlling oil resources as part of a larger strategy to prop up the US dollar. Hudson writes: The assassination was intended to escalate America’s presence […]

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The Excellent 'Checkpoint Asia' News Site Rebrands to 'Anti-Empire'

We highly recommend following this site. It does a great job of pulling some of the best writing about geopolitics (mostly), from around the internet, and presenting it in an easy-to-understand format. The world needs more of this kind of journalism. They are completely reader-funded, so if you find them useful, please send them a […]

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Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport Opens Yet Another, $500M International Terminal, JFK Still a 3rd World Embarrassment

With the opening of Terminal C, Sheremetyevo’s maximum capacity will reach 80 million passengers per year.   Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport opened the frst phase of its newest international terminal Friday.   Sheremetyevo is the eighth-busiest airport in Europe, with more than 49.9 million travelers using its terminals last year.   Terminal C, the airport’s fifth terminal, covers 127,000 […]

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False Flag? Highly Respected Fmr CIA Officer Giraldi Suggests US Hacked Ukrainian Transponder to Provoke Iran Shootdown

Philip Giraldi, a former counter-terrorism specialist and military intelligence officer of the CIA, penned a piece in the American Herald Tribune speculating that the U.S. launched several cyber-attacks, one on an Iranian missile defense system, and another on the transponder of the doomed Ukrainian plane. Giraldi explains the Iranian missile operator experienced extreme “jamming” and Ukraine International […]

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Top 5 Russian candies in the eyes (and mouths) of readers

Some sweets in this list are supplied to the ISS, while others have their own online fan communities. 1. Mishka na severe (Bear in the north) Elly Cordelia Bell, from Australia, lives in Moscow: “The polar bears are by far the best!” These sweets in a bright blue wrapper with a polar bear could be found on […]

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How a conman and criminal became a Hero of the Soviet Union

Semyon Fridlyand/Sputnik, Nekrasov Central Universal Scientific Library, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Evgeny Biyatov/Sputnik Of all the many medals that a dastardly fraudster, who went by the assumed identity of Valentin Purgin, claimed to have been awarded, only the honor of “Hero of the Soviet Union” was genuine. Albeit, he did not live long to enjoy it. “The […]

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Inside Look At Ka-52 Attack Helicopter’s Cockpit During Combat Maneuvers

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Teachers of Russian-Speaking Schools in Ukraine Will Be Taught to Teach in Ukrainian

Teachers of Russian-speaking schools will take advanced training courses in preparation for the transition to the Ukrainian language of teaching, said the Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Anna Novosad. “We are now preparing for schools that studied in Russian from the fifth grade to study subjects in Ukrainian. At the same time, the […]

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An Anti-Fascist Rally in Kiev Was Attacked by Banderists

In Kiev, an anti-fascist campaign – a traditional event to commemorate the murdered Russian lawyer and human rights defender Mr Stanislav Markelov – was launched on Mikhailovskaya Square. According to the correspondent of the Ukrainian “Strana” news agency, about 20 people took part in the action, holding in their hands posters saying “Disband the Azov […]

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Podcast: Lies They Tell To Start Wars

On FPF #445, I debunk lies about North Korea and Iran. On North Korea, the blob often claims the US must take an aggressive position on  North Korea because of North Korean nuclear weapons. I explain how the North Korean nuclear weapon program is a reaction to America’s hostile policy towards North Korea. The war […]

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Iranian official warns US will never be ‘comfortable’ in the Middle East after Soleimani’s assassination

almasdarnews.com BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:55 P.M.) – Hussein Amir Abdullahian, assistant to the head of the Iranian Shura Council, stressed that “the region will not be comfortable for the Americans after the assassination of the commander of the Quds Force, Major-General Qasim Soleimani.” In a symposium on the political and strategic dimensions of the repercussions of […]

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Russian Air Force launches largest attack of the year in Aleppo

almasdarnews.com BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force launched their largest attack of the year over the Aleppo Governorate on Monday, as their warplanes heavily targeted several sites belonging to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and their allies. According to a military source in Aleppo, the Russian Air Force launched dozens of airstrikes over […]

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Jihadists allegedly kill 4 Russian officers in eastern Idlib

almasdarnews.com BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a fresh attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses in eastern Idlib yesterday, resulting in a fierce battle among the warring parties. While the Syrian Army was able to repel the jihadist attack, at least ten of their soldiers were killed and 15 more […]

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Eisenhower’s Death Camps

Eisenhower’s Death Camps Germany’s War by John Wear, Chapter 5: Allied POW Camps https://www.amazon.com/GERMANYS-WAR-Origins-Aftermath-Atrocities/dp/0982344899/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1CODKQLIYA3ZW&keywords=john+wear+germany%27s+war&qid=1578315223&s=books&sprefix=John+Wear%2Caps%2C169&sr=1-1 World War II is often referred to as the “Good War,” a morally clear-cut conflict between good and evil.1 The “Good War” is also claimed to have led to a good peace. After a period of adjustment, the United States generously adopted […]

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The End of U.S. Military Dominance: Unintended Consequences Forge a Multipolar World Order

Starting from the presidency of George W. Bush to that of Trump, the U.S. has made some missteps that not only reduce its influence in strategic regions of the world but also its ability to project power and thus impose its will on those unwilling to genuflect appropriately. Some examples from the recent past will […]

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IMF Slashes Global GDP Forecast For 6th Consecutive Time, Warns “Climate Change” Will Hit Economy

After the IMF cut its global economic outlook for 2019 to 2.9% in October, the lowest since the financial crisis, and warned that global trade growth would be “close to a standstill”, moments ago the IMF once again downgraded its forecast for global GDP for 2020 and 2021, its sixth straight reduction, although in a […]

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The President nominated Igor Krasnov for the post of Prosecutor General

Vladimir Putin submitted for consideration by the Federation Council the candidacy of Deputy Chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee Igor Krasnov for the post of Prosecutor General. Yury Chaika was relieved of his position due to a transfer to another appointment.

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How Expansive Is FBI Spying?, by Ron Paul

Cato Institute Research Fellow Patrick Eddington recently filed several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests to find out if the Federal Bureau of Investigation ever conducted surveillance of several organizations dealing with government policy, including my Campaign for Liberty. Based on the FBI’s response, Campaign for Liberty and other organizations, including the Cato institute and […]

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No Wild West, Laos Is Always Just Around the Bend, by Linh Dinh

The first white I met in Laos was a man of about 50. He was hunched over on a couch in the shabby lobby of a mini hotel, by the Savannakhet bus station. Not a big tourist attraction, the city does have an elegant Catholic church and dinosaur bones in a museum. When I addressed […]

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Iraq: A Multipolar Restart

When the US began its military adventure in Iraq in 2003, many Western scholars noted that Washington’s unilateral aggression was leading to a rethinking of international processes, as well as the legitimisation and institutionalisation of multipolar thinking. There were various analyses of these events, from concepts of using force to ideology. Criticising America’s actions in […]

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One phone call from Trump to Sisi could’ve prevented Mustafa Kassem’s hunger strike death

TheDuran| Submitted by InfoBrics, authored by Sarah Abed, independent journalist and analyst… After spending 77 months in an Egyptian prison while on pre-trial detention and serving part of his fifteen year sentence, Mustafa Kassem, a 54 year old cancer-survivor and father of two living in New York with dual American-Egyptian citizenship died last Monday in Egypt’s Tora […]

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Berlin Summit on Libya Folds with a CIA Reunion

TheDuran| Submitted by Steve Brown… When liar, thief, and ex-CIA director Pompeo was announced as an attendee to the proposed Libya ceasefire summit in Berlin all hope for any political settlement died.  Besides a photo-op for Merkel, Macron, and various other global miscreants and incompetents, the 19 January Berlin event was most notable as a […]

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DATA CENSORSHIP & FAKERY EXPLOSIVE: Be warned – nothing is sacred

Government, commercial, economic, financial and climate data are being routinely kept quiet, spun, and falsified by both the elected and unelected in our midst. In this initial look at how deep-rooted the problem is, The Slog presents damning evidence to suggest that everyone presenting data in 2020 is guilty until proved innocent. The Financial Conduct […]

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The People of Colombia Are Cracking Up the Walls of War and Authoritarianism

The protests that started with the national strike called by Colombia’s central union on November 21 to protest pension reforms and the broken promises of the peace accords have persisted for two months and grown into a protest against the whole establishment. And the protests have continued into the new year and show no signs […]

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'Berlin conference showed Moscow & Ankara have a huge role to play in solving Libya crisis' – Turkish foreign policy expert

sott.net/news © Reuters / Esam Omran Al-FetoriFILE PHOTO: Libyan National Army (LNA) members commanded by Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi The Berlin peace summit shows that Russia and Turkey still have an important role to play as they are among the few countries that can really influence the situation in Libya, Yusuf Erim, a Turkish foreign […]

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Iran warns of 'repercussions' for IAEA if Europe goes ahead with 'unfair' dispute over nuclear deal

sott.net/news © IRNA/AFP Kazem GhaneIllustrative: IAEA inspectors at Iran’s nuclear power plant in Natanz on January 20, 2014. Iran’s parliamentary speaker on Sunday warned of unspecified repercussions for the UN’s nuclear watchdog if European nations that launched a dispute mechanism against the Islamic Republic act “unfairly.” Britain, France and Germany launched a process last week […]

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More to the Flight 752 Tragedy Than First Appearances Suggest

On 3 January 2020 a drone, believed to be operated by the United States, fired a missile upon a convoy of cars departing Baghdad airport, killing at least nine persons. Amongst the victims was Major General Qassem Solemani, a high ranking Iranian general who at the time of his murder was engaged in what is […]

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He ‘Has Receipts’: Reporter Breaks down Why ‘Honest’ White House Officials Are Concerned about Lev Parnas

— from Alternet Lev Parnas, a longtime associate of Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, is causing “concern” among White House officials after he publicly turned on the president and claimed “Trump knew exactly everything that was going on that Rudy Giuliani was doing in Ukraine.” Parnas, who has been cooperating with the House Intelligence […]

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Kremlin commends results of Berlin conference on Libya

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The Kremlin commends the results of Sunday’s international conference on Libya in Berlin as a major step towards settlement in that country, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday. When asked about the Kremlin’s assessment of the Berlin conference’s results, he said, “Positive.” “A very important step has […]

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Kremlin spokesman says no Putin-Haftar meeting expected this week

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. There is no clarity regarding Libyan National Army (LNA) Commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s visit to Russia, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters, pointing out that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s agenda for the week did not include a meeting with Haftar. “Putin is not expected to hold a meeting with Haftar […]

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Kremlin says media reports of potential snap election to Russian Duma unconfirmed

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The reports on a potential snap election to the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament) are unconfirmed, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated on Monday, adding that media outlets should have a “clear-headed assessment” of the situation. “We never comment on unconfirmed reports of this kind, especially taking into account that […]

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Possible pardoning of convicted Israeli woman to be discussed by Putin in Israel — Kremlin

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The Kremlin expects that the topic of possible pardoning of Israeli national Naama Issachar, who was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison in Russia on drugs smuggling charges, will be raised during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s contacts with the Israeli leadership later this week, Putin’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov told journalists […]

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No decisions on form and timeframe of vote on constitutional changes — Kremlin

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. There are no decisions on the form and timeframe of a vote on proposed constitutional changes and they are expected to be made after the constitutional commission completes its work, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “In legal terms, this vote, its form and the timeframe will be known after the […]

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Putin to hold meeting with Palestinian leadership this week

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning to hold a meeting with the Palestinian leadership this week, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Monday. “Yes, we have contacts with the Palestinian leadership planned,” he said. Peskov clarified that the talks will take place during Putin’s visit to Israel. Earlier, Palestinian Foreign […]

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Prime minister has not yet submitted new government line-up to Putin

MOSCOW, January 20./TASS/. Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has not yet submitted to President Vladimir Putin the line-up of his new government, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday. The deadline established by the law has not expired as of yet, he added. “No, we would have informed you if this report had taken […]

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Construction of Tianwan NPP’s seventh unit may start 5 months in advance, says Rosatom

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Rosatom expects to start first concreting of the seventh power unit of the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) in China in December 2020, five months ahead of schedule, the Russian nuclear corporation said on Monday. “The site [for building power units No. 7 and 8 of the Tianwan NPP – TASS] […]

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Preparations underway for meeting between foreign, defense ministers of Russia, France

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Preparations are underway for a “two-plus-two” meeting between the foreign and defense ministers of Russia and France, a Russian Foreign Ministry official confirmed to TASS. “Preparations for such a meeting are underway,” the official said. The previous “two-plus-two” meeting took place in Moscow on September 9, 2019. The parties discussed the […]

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Russia backs idea of building international Arctic station on Yamal

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The Foreign Ministry of Russia backs the project of a year-round and fully autonomous international Arctic station on the Yamal Peninsula, Foreign Ministry Ambassador-at-Large, Russia’s Senior Official in the Arctic Council Nikolai Korchunov said on Monday. The project of building the international station called Snezhinka (Snowflake) is important from the viewpoint […]

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Baghdad to send delegates to Russia, Ukraine, China to buy latest air defense — Iraqi MP

CAIRO, January 20. /TASS/. Iraq has plans in store to send delegations to Russia, China and Ukraine to discuss buying modern air defense systems to protect its territory from any possible aggression or violation of its sovereignty, says Badr al-Ziyadi, a member of the parliament’s security and defense committee. “The delegations intend to visit such […]

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Lavrov vows Russia will continue countering attempts to rewrite history

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The fight against falsifying the history of WWII will be a top-priority issue in Russia’s work as chair of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), the post-Soviet security bloc, Acting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday opening a meeting with CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas. “This [the preservation of […]

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KHNP awards new uranium enrichment contract to Russia’s Tenex

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Tenex, a trading arm of the Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom, won the tender staged by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd. (KHNP) on a new uranium enrichment contract, the Russian company says. The new contract with the term by 2030 is valued at $500 mln. The portfolio of Tenex contracts […]

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SF Is Searching English Voiceovers

southfront.org Donate [embedded content] Dear friends, SouthFront is searching people that are interested in making English voiceovers for war reports and analytical videos. If you want to try yourself in this field, please, contact us via info@southfront.org Sincerely yours, SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence Donate

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Zircon Hypersonic Missile Challenges US Naval Dominance

southfront.org Donate This video analysis was originally released by SouthFront in June 2019 While the Zircon hypersonic cruise missile has not attracted the same level of media attention as the strategic Avangard re-entry vehicle or even the air-launched Kinzhal aeroballistic missile, it nevertheless represents an important advance in military technology and represents the state-of-the-art of […]

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Rothschilds kicked out of Russia and Japan as world revolution unfolds

A world revolution is unfolding with historical events taking place in Africa, China, France, Japan, Russia, and elsewhere as the old planetary control grid continues to collapse, multiple sources agree. Let’s start with the revolution that was announced in Russia last week.  Basically, David Rothschild was kicked out and the Russian central bank was nationalized, […]

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Russia’s doomsday weapons

(One intermediate revision by the same user not shown) Line 81: Line 81:   * [https://off-guardian.org/2018/03/07/oped-for-gods-sake-the-times-shrieks-do-something-the-russians-are-coming/ OpEd: For God’s sake, ‘The Times’ shrieks, do something! The Russians are coming!] –  James Howard Kunstler, ”[http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/light-it-up-2/ Clusterfuck Nation]” via ”OffGuardian”, March 5, 2018   * [https://off-guardian.org/2018/03/07/oped-for-gods-sake-the-times-shrieks-do-something-the-russians-are-coming/ OpEd: For God’s sake, ‘The Times’ shrieks, do something! The Russians […]

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Bernie Sanders Walks Straight Into the Russiagate Trap

The New York Times caused a mini-commotion last week with a front-page story suggesting that Russian intelligence had hacked a Ukrainian energy firm known as Burisma Holdings in order to get dirt on Joe Biden and help Donald Trump win re-election. But the article was flimsy even by Russiagate standards, and so certain questions inevitably […]

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NYT Editors Hedge Their Bets, Endorse Warren & Klobuchar

Talk about hedging your bets. After keeping the entire Washington media class waiting on the edge of their seats for hours, the NYT editorial board released its endorsements for the Democratic nomination. And in what the paper described as a “significant break with convention”, the members of its editorial board have selected not one, but […]

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Braggadocio in the White House, Carcinogens in Our Neighborhoods

— from People’s Action Blog Earlier this month, still another one-day-wonder of a Twitter storm surfaced and quickly sank in Donald Trump’s America. On January 9, President Trump claimed credit for new figures from the American Cancer Society that show — between 2016 and 2017 — “the sharpest one-year drop in cancer death rate ever […]

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Guantánamo’s Indelible Legacy

— from TomDispatch by Karen J. Greenberg and Joshua L. Dratel In January 2002, the Guantánamo Bay Detention Facility in Cuba opened its gates for the first 20 detainees of the war on terror. Within 100 days, 300 of them would arrive, often hooded and in those infamous orange jumpsuits, and that would just be […]

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Trump Wants School Children to Grow Up to be as Big and Fat as He Is

On Friday, the Trump Administration took steps to eliminate healthy meal items in school lunches, like fruits and vegetables, and replace them with more fatty, non-nutritious items like burgers, fries and pizza. The Trump Administration did this on Michelle Obama’s birthday. One of Michelle Obama’s earmark agendas as First Lady was to get healthier meals […]

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US Plays To Catch Up Russian Hypersonic Weapons

southfront.org Donate Concept of Lockheed Martin’s ARRW. Click to see full-size image. The US is lacking significant progress in terms of hypersonic technology, Gen. John Hyten, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff admitted on January 17th. According to him, the US has failed in the domain of hypersonic arms research and development […]

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Haftar Reportedly Declines To Sign Berlin Agreements As Libyan National Army Limits Oil Input Even Further

southfront.org Donate ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE Leader of the Libyan National Army (LNA) Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar declined to sign the ceasefire agreement proposed during the Berlin conference on the Libyan conflict on January 19, according to a diplomatic source quoted by RIA Novosti. After the Berlin conference, it was revealed that the supposedly reached agreements still […]

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Gregoretti trial: Salvini says he is ‘ready for prison’

“In order to remain free, one must, at a good moment, take the way to prison without hesitation”. Before today’s vote on the case of the Gregoretti ship, League party leader Matteo Salvini quoted Italian humorist Giovannino Guareschi. Rome On the May 26, 1954 Guareschi was imprisoned in Parma, charged with libel after he published […]

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Trump Threatens to Kill Iran’s Supreme Leader

Warns Khameini to be “careful with his words” just as it has emerged he justified the assassination of Soleimani by saying the latter had “said bad things” about the US Trump murdered Qassem Soleimani for “saying bad things” about the USG, according to The Hill. The president, gathered Friday at Mar-a-Lago with donors and supporters, […]

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On Taking Responsibility For Downing A Passenger Jet

Despite what some are suggesting, there is little direct equivalency between the inadvertent Iranian shoot-down of Ukrainian International Airlines Flight 752 earlier this week, and the American shoot-down of Iranian Air Flight 655 in 1983. For that to be true, the Iranians would have to not only have obstinately refused to apologize for their actions, but […]

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The Many Matryoska Dolls to America’s Way of Imagining Iran

On the 17 September 1656, Oliver Cromwell, a Protestant Puritan, who had won a civil war, and had the English king beheaded in public, railed against England’s enemies. There was, he told Parliament that day, an axis of evil abroad in the world. And this axis – led by Catholic Spain – was, at root, […]

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Press review: Has Libya gained from Berlin’s talks and will Assad break up Russia, Turkey

Izvestia: Takeaways from the Berlin conference on Libya The participants in the Berlin conference have called for a political solution to the conflict in Libya without outside interference and acknowledged that the issue could not be resolved through the use of force. However, they were unable to bring delegates from Tobruk and Tripoli to the […]

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Russia to ship first Pantsir-S1 air defense systems to Serbia in late February — source

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The first shipments of Russia’s Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missile systems to Serbia will commence in late February this year, a source in the military-industrial complex told TASS. “[At the] end of February, in accordance with the terms of the contract,” the source said. Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic announced that Belgrade had ordered […]

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First 100 trains transport 85,000 passengers across Crimean Bridge

SIMFEROPOL, January 20. /TASS/. The first hundred trains that ran on the newly-opened Crimean Bridge have transported 85,000 passengers, the Crimean Bridge information center told reporters on Monday. “One hundred passenger trains crossed the Crimean Bridge in just under a month. They transported 85,000 passengers. The peak traffic was observed on January 3 — 2,800 people […]

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Armored units of Russia’s 201st military base hold live-fire drills in Tajikistan

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Armored units of Russia’s 201st military base held a tactical live-fire exercise at the Lyaur mountainous range in Tajikistan, the press office of the Central Military District reported on Monday. “The troops conducted a vehicular march to the area of the drills and carried out an offensive operation against a notional […]

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Russia’s Rublev goes into Australian Open in great form — tennis chief

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Russian tennis player Andrey Rublev has done a fantastic job in the off-season and is in great form on the eve of his first match at the Australian Open, Shamil Tarpishchev, the president of the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF), told TASS. On Saturday, Rublev claimed second ATP title in a row in […]

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Russia grabs team relay luge gold at Winter Youth Olympics

LAUSANNE /Switzerland/, January 20. /TASS/. Russian lugers have won the team relay event at the 2020 Winter Youth Olympics held in Swiss Lausanne. The Russian team featuring Diana Loginova, Pavel Repilov and a doubles luge team of Mikhail Karnaukhov and Yuri Chirva finished first with two minutes and 54.072 seconds on the clock. Germany came […]

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Russia’s National Wealth Fund almost doubled in 2019 — Finance Ministry

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. The volume of Russia’s National Wealth Fund (NWF) increased by 1.9 times – up to 7.773 trillion rubles ($126.2 bln). This is according to the documents published on the website of the Finance Ministry. The ministry notes that as of January 1, 2019, the total volume of NWF in ruble terms […]

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Iran to quit Non-Proliferation Treaty if EU sends nuke deal issue to UNSC — top diplomat

The United Russia party will continue its preparations for the upcoming election to the State Duma, the lower house of parliament, in 2021, Dmitry Medvedev noted Read more Top stories in the Russian press on Friday, January 17 Read more Commenting on the MH17 crash investigation, Russian acting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov noted that “similarly, […]

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Putin suggests sacking Russia’s top prosecutor

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has suggested dismissing Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika and nominated Deputy Head of the Investigative Committee Igor Krasnov as a candidate for the post, the presidential press service said on Monday. “Vladimir Putin submitted for consideration by the Federation Council the candidacy of Deputy Head of the Investigative […]

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Tehran says Baghdad was notified ahead of Iranian missile strike on US bases

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Iran warned Iraqi authorities about the Iranian missile strike on the Ayn al-Asad US military base in advance, says Iranian Foreign Ministry Ыpokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, according to Tasnim News Agency. “The Iraqi government was informed [by Iran] ahead of the missile strike on US Ayn al-Asad air base,” Mousavi said, […]

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First Person Video Shows Moment When Hayat Tahrir al-Sham Militants Come Under Syrian Army Shelling Near Abu Dafn

southfront.org Donate Click to see the full-size image On January 19, the Syrian Army repelled an attack by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham on the village of Abu Dafn in southeastern Idlib. After  the clashes, government troops published a video seized from one of the eliminated militants. MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate

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Western Doublespeak Towards Ukrainian Conflict

southfront.org Donate Click to see full-size image In a December 2019 report [pdf], the German Bundestag admitted that Russia had a role in the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, however none of it could be deemed as an armed intervention in Eastern Ukraine. The document said that Russian humanitarian and military support couldn’t be denied, […]

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DARPA Successfully Carries Out Maiden Flight of X-61A Gremlin “Swarm” Drone

southfront.org Donate Click to see full-size image On January 17th, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced that it carried out the first successful flight of its X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle (GAV) back in November 2019. It flew successfully, but it couldn’t land, as its main chute malfunctioned and it was destroyed by impact […]

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Military Situation In Syria On January 20, 2020 (Map Update)

southfront.org Donate Click to see the full-size image A brief overview of the recent developments in Syria: MORE ON THE TOPIC: Donate

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Military Situation In Afghanistan On January 20, 2020 (Map Update)

southfront.org Donate Click to see the full-size image A brief overview of the recent developments in Afghanistan: 4 members of the Ministry of Transportation employee’s family were killed in an attack by unidentified armed men in Kabul’s police district 7; 6 civilians were killed in the Andkhoy district of Faryab province. Local authorities blame the […]

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Fw: Here’s Why Iran (And The Western Media) is Not Being Honest About Ukraine Flight 752

January 18, 2020 Joris De Draeck 0 Comments Civilian Plane, False Flag, Flight 752, Iran, Soleimani, Tehran, Tor-M1, UkraineEdit Most believe the reason behind Iran’s shooting down of flight 752 from Tehran to Kiev has been cleared up. The narrative that it was an unfortunate accident (mainly) by a single individual: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander Hajizadeh is being widely accepted. The message was further […]

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Trump Showed Us Who He Was Before He Became President

Photograph Source: Ali Shaker/VOA – Public Domain When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time. – Maya Angelou “It’s amazing,” fellow CounterPuncher Eric Draitser recently wrote me, “that people ever thought a Trump administration would be something other than this.” “This” is the demented neofascistic Trump-Pence regime, which openly violates basic […]

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Iran Now Banned From Hosting International Soccer Matches

As if Iran’s already near total isolation from the so-called international community amid crippling US sanctions wasn’t enough, the country has now been banned from hosting foreign teams for soccer matches on its soil. It appears yet more fallout to the accidental shoot down of the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 on Jan. 8, which […]

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Ukrainian president says beginning of dialogue with Putin yields positive results

KIEV, January 20. /TASS/. Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky believes that the beginning of the dialogue with Russian leader Vladimir Putin is already yielding positive results. “With the president of the Russian Federation, today, our dialogue has started. We had a number of phone calls. We created a format for our dialogue that resulted in some […]

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Rostec prepares proposals to create airline operating Russian aircraft

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Rostec prepared a proposal to create a special airline operating Russian aircraft and helicopters to develop regional transportation, Aviation Cluster Industrial Director of the Rostec State Corporation Anatoly Serdyukov told reporters on Monday. In the near future, discussions will be held with all interested parties, after which parameters of the project […]

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Spanish traveler continues biking across Yakutia

YAKUTSK, January 20. /TASS/. Spain’s Jose Andres Abian Pajares, who made a few days’ stop in Yakutia’s Pole of Cold, continued the biking route between Magadan (a port in the Sea of Okhotsk) and Lake Baikal, the regional emergency service told TASS on Monday. “According to the latest information, [the Spanish traveler] left Kubeme [in […]

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Troops in Russia’s east receive robotic mine clearance and tank killer vehicles

MOSCOW, January 20. /TASS/. Engineering troops in Russia’s Eastern Military District received a batch of the latest robotized Uran-6 mine-clearing and Uran-9 tank killer vehicles in 2019, the District’s press office reported on Monday. “During the year, the District’s engineering units received a batch of the latest Uran-6 and Uran-9 robotized systems that make it […]

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Anti-Government Riots in Lebanon Continue With A Rise in Violence

southfront.org Donate Click to see full-size image Since January 14th, protests in Lebanon have resumed, after approximately two weeks of calm. On January 17th, protesters blocked several main roads across Lebanon, including a vital road connecting central Beirut’s east and west. Hundreds of protesters were said to have also gathered outside the Lebanese central bank […]

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Russian comment on the decision of the United Kingdom, Germany and France to formalize the dispute resolution mechanism on the Iranian nuclear programme

The decision of the JCPOA’s European participants to launch the dispute resolution mechanism, as stipulated in paragraph 36 of the JCPOA, and their appeal on this matter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy who coordinates the work of the JCPOA’s Joint Commission is profoundly disappointing and of serious concern. We […]

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Breaking: Iran to send Ukraine flight recorders of downed aircraft

almasdarnews.com The flight recorders from the Ukrainian Airlines Boeing that was accidentally shot down by the Iranian military shortly after takeoff from Tehran International Airport are to be sent to Ukraine, Tasnim News agency reported on Saturday. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed on 8 January near Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport, killing all 176 […]

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A Note on Carlos Ghosn and Global Capitalism

The boss of world car maker Nissan  — arrested and under intense surveillance around his luxury mansion, and charged with gorging himself with about $140 million of unauthorized pay — makes a daring escape from under the nose of Japanese authorities and across half the world. It will take months for details of how Carlos […]

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Best Enemies Forever: The Iran-U.S. Kabuki Show

The recent conflict between the U.S. and Iranian regimes brings to mind that hilariously famous scene from Stanley Kubrick’s classic, Dr. Strangelove, with the U.S. president calling the Soviet leader to warn him about a foolish mistake that had led to a hydrogen bomb heading their way from an American base. The President is amiable, […]

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