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The Anti Media - 2017-09-25 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) If you live in the United States, it’s likely you’ve heard about NFL players’ recent Colin Kaepernick-inspired protests during the National Anthem. It’s also likely you’ve engaged in debate surrounding the protests, inflamed over the weekend by President Trump’s remarks calling for...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-25 - Original post - cached version

(ZHE) — As previewed last week in “Prosecutors Demand 2-Year Prison Sentence For Anthony Weiner“, with Weiner having already agreed to serve prison time for sending explicit message to a teenage girl as described in painful detail in “Prosecutors Unveil Full Details Of Anthony Weiner’s...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-25 - Original post - cached version

(TFC Op-ed) — As white supremacists of all sorts rebrand, they still cling to the concept of “free speech rallies”. Do you notice how they don’t invite groups opposed to them to speak? Do you notice all of the speakers are of the alt-right or alt-light variety? Do you notice the blatant racism?...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-25 - Original post - cached version
Addition of North Korea and Venezuela broadens restrictions from original, mostly Muslim-majority list.

(MEE) — The United States will prohibit entry of citizens from North Korea to the US as part of a sweeping new travel ban that also slaps restrictions on Iran, Chad, Libya, Syria, Venezuela,...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-25 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIWAR.COM) — While the official Pentagon reports on civilian deaths claim far fewer deaths, NGOs have been consistently documenting a massive number of civilian bystanders killed in America’s air war in Iraq and Syria.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the total at 2,617...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-23 - Original post - cached version
As President Trump taunts North Korea’s leader with schoolyard insults, the terrifying possibility is that his threat to “totally destroy” a country of 25 million people could involve the U.S. in another genocide, warns David Marks.

(CN) The level of insult and hostile name-calling between world...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-23 - Original post - cached version

(ZHE) — Days after Hurricane Maria passed over the island and made its way west toward the Dominican Republican, Puerto Rico is still struggling with the initial response to the storm – rescuing people stranded in remote villages, and moving thousands into government shelters. Meanwhile the...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-23 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) — Drug warrior cops are having a rough week on social media. Police departments have taken to Facebook and other platforms to boast about drug busts, and in turn, they’re receiving strong pushback from internet users, particularly when cannabis is concerned.

From North...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-23 - Original post - cached version

Editor’s Note: The following is an English translation of an article that appeared in the September 19 edition of the Okinawan daily newspaper Ryukyu Shimpo. It was written by Satoko Oka Norimatsu, editor of the Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. Norimatsu is also the Director of Vancouver, BC,...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-22 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) South Dakota — The Yankton Sioux Tribe is claiming police used excessive force to prevent one its tribal elders, 64-year-old Raymond Cournoyer Sr., from seeing his dying mother in a nursing home last weekend. Cournoyer was detained following the incident with police and wasn’t able ...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-22 - Original post - cached version

(ZHE) — Last week we jokingly wrote about a Facebook press release that was apparently an honest effort by the social media giant intended to summarize Russian efforts to undermine the 2016 election using their social media platform. That said, at least to us, it seemed as though Facebook...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-22 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) Washington, D.C. — Last week the House passed a bill to expand the government’s ability to deport immigrants on the basis of alleged gang affiliation. Promoted by Republicans as a way to target members of gangs such as the transnational M13 gang, H.R. 3697, the “Criminal Alien Gang...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-22 - Original post - cached version
Human rights groups argue the move could led to an upsurge in civilian casualties, which are already soaring under Trump.

(COMMONDREAMS) — President Donald Trump is reportedly gearing up to roll back even the most limited restrictions on U.S. drone operations overseas, further opening the door...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-22 - Original post - cached version
US troops actually watched old episodes of Cops and NCIS to figure out what they should teach Afghan police.

(ANTIWAR.COM) — In the course of the 16-year occupation of Afghanistan, the Pentagon set itself out to take up a huge string of tasks. Among these were training up a whole new Afghan...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-22 - Original post - cached version
According to Bernie Sanders, Saudi Arabia has “funded terrorism” around the world and is “not an ally of the United States.”

(INTERCEPT) — Bernie Sanders broke with the bipartisan consensus on Capitol Hill in an exclusive interview with The Intercept. The United States has long considered Saudi...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-22 - Original post - cached version
A coalition of local community organizations are worried that the massive training center will expand the Chicago Police Department’s “capacity for violence.”

(SP) — The city of Chicago plans to build a massive multi-million dollar training center for police and firefighters in the West Garfield...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-21 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) — Last week, officers from Missouri’s Jasper Police Department celebrated a marijuana bust they deemed worth roughly $100,000. In a now-deleted Facebook post, they disclosed their satisfaction with their operation, which took ten cops and sheriff’s deputies and a National Guard...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-21 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) Miami-Dade County, FL — At a time when South Floridians rocked by Hurricane Irma were still surveying the damage to their properties, the county of Miami-Dade apparently thought it appropriate to begin handing out safety notices.

Celso Perez told local WSVN-TV that he, his...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-21 - Original post - cached version
For decades the American Right has decried the U.N. for encroaching on American sovereignty, but the truth is that the U.N. is a chief U.S. accomplice in violating the sovereignty of other nations, notes J.P. Sottile.

(CN) — President Trump opened his big United Nations week … and his famous...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-21 - Original post - cached version
Airwars: US coalition airstrikes even heavier than in Mosul.

(ANTIWAR.COM) — A new report from British NGO Airwars estimates that US airstrikes against the ISIS capital city of Raqqa in August killed at least 433 civilians. They reported 5,775 bombs, shells, and missiles dropped in the city in...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-21 - Original post - cached version
Official fears violence after 25 September independence vote, as disputes grow in areas controlled by Kurd forces outside original KRG borders.

(MEE) — Fears of fresh conflict in northern Iraq are bubbling to the surface weeks before Iraqi Kurds hold a contentious vote on independence, with...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-21 - Original post - cached version
Size and strength of Hurricane Maria is being called “horrifying” as relentless and unprecedented hurricane season continues.

(COMMONDREAMS) The Caribbean is so far seeing no relief from this year’s historically turbulent and destructive Atlantic hurricane season, as Puerto Rico was being...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-21 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) In a bold move, President Trump condemned the violent, oppressive behavior and policies of the U.S. and its allies while speaking at the U.N. this week.

He described the decline of “a wealthy country, with a rich history and culture, into an economically depleted rogue...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-21 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) In the latest blow to traditional retail sales, this week Toys R’ Us filed for bankruptcy, following in the footsteps of an increasing number of other brick-and-mortar chains. But the giant toy outfitter is not the only company suffering losses, as a recent report from Clark.com, a...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-20 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) — As Donald Trump takes to the U.N. General Assembly to demonize Iran yet again, the Trump administration is also considering a more aggressive strategy towards Iran behind closed doors, sources have told Reuters.

According to six current and former U.S. officials, the U.S....

The Anti Media - 2017-09-20 - Original post - cached version
“Reminder,” says one critic of president’s speech to UN General Assembly: “threatening to kill 25 million North Koreans because you don’t like their leader is threatening to commit genocide.”

(COMMONDREAMS) — For what he said — and also for what he refused to mention — President Donald Trump was...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-20 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — Once upon a time, the U.S. dollar was backed by the gold standard in a framework that established what was known as the Bretton-Woods agreement, made in 1944. The dollar was fixed to gold at a price of $35 an ounce, though the dollar could earn interest, marking one notable...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-20 - Original post - cached version
Trump’s delegation to commanders means major escalation.

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Since taking office, President Trump has set two specific trends in US military operations across the Afghan and ISIS wars. He’s talked broad escalation, and he’s also granted an ever-growing level of autonomy to military...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-20 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) — Facebook is silencing Rohingya activists based in Burma (also known as Myanmar) and in Western countries, the Daily Beast reports. According to the report, Facebook has been removing posts documenting incidents of ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people, and these Facebook users...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-20 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) Since the end of August, calamitous hurricanes have dominated the news cycle. From Harvey to Irma to Maria, which grew from a Category 1 to a Category 5 storm in just half a day, many people want to stay informed about the struggle and damage these natural disasters are leaving in...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-20 - Original post - cached version
It would cost $80 billion a year to make public college free in the United States.

(INTERCEPT) — One of the most controversial proposals put forward by Sen. Bernie Sanders during the 2016 presidential campaign was a pledge to make tuition free at public colleges and universities. Critics from...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-19 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) East Asia — This week started off with what Reuters called a “flurry of military drills” in East Asia following the latest missile test by Kim Jong-un’s regime. From the news agency’s piece on Monday:

“The U.S. military staged bombing drills with South Korea over the Korean...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-19 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — In its latest breach of international law, the U.S. is unilaterally attempting to prevent the Syrian government from reclaiming its own territory. From Reuters:

“U.S.-backed Syrian militias will not let government forces cross the Euphrates River in their bid to...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-19 - Original post - cached version
Israeli General Tzvika Haimovitch, the head of Israel’s Aerial Defense Command, says the move is historic and proves US “strategic commitment.”

(ANTIWAR.COM) — For the first time ever, the United States has established a permanent military base in the nation of Israel, a small air defense base...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-19 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) – Have you ever thought about whether future humans will live out aspects of their lives online in simulated environments, or even extend their natural lifespans by uploading their minds to a secure cloud ecosystem? It’s been a familiar idea in science fiction for decades. With news...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-19 - Original post - cached version
The former president is reportedly raking in $400,000 per speech to massive financial firms.

(COMMONDREAMS) — Less than a year has passed since he departed from the White House, and former President Barack Obama has already joined the “well trod and well paid” Wall Street speaking circuit, a...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-19 - Original post - cached version
Monster storm slams into Dominica as it carves a path of destruction toward the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and other Caribbean islands still recovering from Hurricane Irma.

(ANTIMEDIA) — Hurricane Maria made landfall Monday night around 9:15 p.m. local time on the small Caribbean island of...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-19 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — On Monday, President Trump tweeted birthday wishes to the Air Force and the CIA. Both became official organizations 70 years ago on September 18, 1947, with the implementation of the National Security Act of 1947.

After spending years as a wartime intelligence agency...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-19 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) — Iceland’s justice system has received praise in recent years for its successful prosecution of multiple bankers who helped bring on the 2008 financial crisis. Though some of those bankers have been released early from prison, the latest controversy in the country stems from an...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-19 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — Following the Trump administration’s move to target Iran with fresh sanctions while ending sanctions relief, China has come to Iran’s aid with an extraordinary gesture. According to the Times of Israel, the president of Iran’s central bank announced that a Chinese state-owned...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-18 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — According to the Guardian, an estimated 900 U.S. troops are embedded with Syrian opposition forces that are currently within strike range of the Russian military. Over the weekend, the U.S. military claimed Russian jets had struck Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) positions in...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-18 - Original post - cached version

(ANTIMEDIA) — Soft drink giant Coca-Cola is mired in controversy over wells installed in Southern Mexico that are causing water shortages for local communities there, Truthout reports.

Nestled three miles from the Mexican municipality of San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, lies San...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-18 - Original post - cached version
The deployment of 80 military vehicles includes tanks and comes after Russia, Turkey, and Iran agreed to send additional forces to Syria in the coming weeks.

(ANTIWAR.COM) — In a move rebel officials say is part of the de-escalation deal reached at Astana peace talks, Turkey has begun massing...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-18 - Original post - cached version
For the first time in years we saw US Senators on the Senate Floor debating whether the president should have authority to take the US to war anywhere he pleases.

(RPI) — Last week, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) reminded Congress that in matters of war, they have the authority and the responsibility...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-18 - Original post - cached version
No information has been released about the nationalities of two suspects arrested in connection with Friday’s subway bombing.

(COMMONDREAMS) — While no information has been released about the nationalities of two suspects in Friday’s subway bombing in London, national security advisor H.R....

The Anti Media - 2017-09-17 - Original post - cached version
To be handed an arbitrary citation is one thing, but to have your cash simply snatched by an officer of the law is especially egregious.

(FEE) — Like all entrepreneurs, Beto Matias saw an opportunity to support his family while simultaneously creating value for his community.

Finding a...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-17 - Original post - cached version

(ZHE) — During an appearance CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley admitted something that most of the international community – perhaps including Kim Jong Un himself – has known for weeks: The United Nations Security Council has just about...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-17 - Original post - cached version
Qatar’s defence ministry is set to purchase 24 of the advanced Eurofighter Typhoon jets from BAE Systems.

(MEE) — The British government and defence giant BAE Systems have agreed a major new deal to supply Qatar with Eurofighter Typhoon jets, despite fears of regional instability.

British...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-16 - Original post - cached version
“China does not hold the key to resolving the Korean peninsula nuclear issue. Those who tied the knots are responsible for untying [them].”

(COMMONDREAMS) Chinese officials urged the Trump administration on Friday to halt its threats of military action against North Korea and rejected the notion...

The Anti Media - 2017-09-16 - Original post - cached version
Crossing a line from recklessness into madness, The New York Times published a front-page opus suggesting that Russia was behind social media criticism of Hillary Clinton, reports Robert Parry.

(CN) For those of us who have taught journalism or worked as editors, a sign that an article is the...

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