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The Real News - 2018-04-18 - Original post - cached version

By David William Pear. April 17, 2018

[First Published by The Greanville Post]

In their book Manufacturing Consent Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky distinguished between two kinds of victims:  the worthy victims and the unworthy victims.  The “worthy victims” are the victims (real...

The Real News - 2018-04-18 - Original post - cached version
By Mohamed Elmaazi

Britain and its ‘Allies’ have helped arm warring Syrian factions, fuelled conflict, spurned refugees. Now they want to punish Assad’s alleged war crimes by committing war crimes of their own.

Image: Kobani during bombing by US-led coalition in 2014....

The Real News - 2018-04-16 - Original post - cached version

Richard Fidler, Stewart Phillip and Serge Simon

At the 2015 Paris COP 21 climate conference Justin Trudeau pledged his newly-elected government would help “to limit global average temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius as well as pursue efforts to limit the increase to 1.5...

The Real News - 2018-04-15 - Original post - cached version

By Raju Das / Socialist Project.

India is experiencing something like a national emergency. This is in the form of persistent, nation-wide attacks on the basic democratic rights of ordinary citizens, by hyper-nationalist and communal forces which are supporting, and which are supported...

The Real News - 2018-04-15 - Original post - cached version

By Norman Solomon

Politicians, pundits and activists who’ve routinely denounced President Trump as a tool of Vladimir Putin can now mull over a major indicator of their cumulative impacts. The U.S.-led missile attack on Syria before dawn Saturday is the latest benchmark for gauging...

The Real News - 2018-04-15 - Original post - cached version

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By Socilaist Project.

Thousands have been pouring onto Vancouver streets, as well as protesting across Canada, against the...

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By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Bangladesh, in a twist of irony, is looking to Saudi Arabia to fund a $ 1 billion plan to build hundreds of mosques and religious centres to counter militant Islam that for much of the past decade traced its roots to ultra-conservative strands of the...

The Real News - 2018-04-13 - Original post - cached version
I've been advised that I can expect to be terminated from Canadian Journalists for Free Expression this coming Tuesday evening and have pre-emptively been removed from my social media roles and the organization's website back-end. The cause for this termination, I have been informed, will most...
The Real News - 2018-04-12 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

There’s a cutting-off-the-nose-to-spite-the face aspect to a Saudi plan to turn Qatar into an island by digging a 60-kilometre ocean channel through the two countries’ land border that would accommodate a nuclear waste heap as well as a military base...

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by Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by Busy Beaver Button Museum | CC BY 2.0

Jerry Rubin, a “founding father” of the Yippies, is widely credited with having come up with the slogan “don’t trust anyone over thirty.”  He no doubt did say that, many times back in the day, but...

The Real News - 2018-04-12 - Original post - cached version
By Vijay Prashad / The Hindu. The curious saga of Lula da Silva that has undermined democracy in Brazil

Over the weekend, Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva turned himself in to the police after having been charged with corruption under the wide-ranging Lava Jato (Car...

The Real News - 2018-04-12 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey

Edited remarks at The Beautiful Game? Identity, Resentment, and Discrimination in Football and Fan Cultures conference, Center for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin, 12-13 April 2018

The virtually continuous role of soccer as a key player in the history and...

The Real News - 2018-04-11 - Original post - cached version

By Socialist Project.

For the second time in three years, CUPE 3903 — representing contract faculty, TAs and GAs at York University — has been forced to go on strike. The fight for accessible education and job security at York University is not an isolated phenomenon. Whether it’s...

The Real News - 2018-04-09 - Original post - cached version

By Greta Zarro / World Beyond War.

The culture of war is pervasive in our society, through military-funded Hollywood films and video games, the militarization of the police, and JROTC and ROTC programs in our schools.

Members of the Patch High School drill team compete in the...

The Real News - 2018-04-07 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Iranian leaders are struggling, three months after anti-government protests swept the Islamic republic, to ensure that environmental issues that helped sparked a popular uprising in Syria in 2011 leading to a brutal civil war don’t threaten the clergy...

The Real News - 2018-04-05 - Original post - cached version

By Greg Shupak / The Electronic Intifada

A Bedouin woman watches as Israeli bulldozers destroy her shelter in the village of al-Araqib, August 2010. The village has been razed more than 100 times.

Oren Ziv ActiveStills

Crucial to Israeli...

The Real News - 2018-04-05 - Original post - cached version

by Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by Rich Misner | CC BY 2.0

Among the reasons why MSNBC, CNN, NPR (its slogan should be: “my choice for conventional wisdom and pro-regime propaganda|”), the handful of comparatively progressive columnists whom The New York Timesand...

The Real News - 2018-04-03 - Original post - cached version

By John Clarke / Socialist Project.

For almost three decades, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) has been fighting against neoliberal austerity, especially that aspect of it that has involved systematically degrading systems of income support. The underlying motive in this...

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By Nick Cunningham / Oilprice.com

Oil prices seesawed at the start of the week before jumping close to multi-year highs on geopolitical concerns, with Brent hitting $70 and WTI at $65. However, geopolitical pressure is only able to influence oil prices to such a degree because the...

The Real News - 2018-04-02 - Original post - cached version

By Ashley Braun / Socialist Project.

A sweeping new report released on March 23rd emphasizes just how intertwined the challenges of climate change and loss of biodiversity truly are.

The Paris Climate Agreement and several other United Nations (UN) pacts “all depend on the...

The Real News - 2018-03-30 - Original post - cached version

The federal judge called Exxon's claim that its free speech rights were being violated by the state investigations 'a wild stretch of logic.'

By John H. Cushman Jr. and David Hasemyer / Inside Climate News.

The attorneys general of New York and Massachusetts are...

The Real News - 2018-03-29 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by ASACP RTA | CC BY 2.0

There is no doubt about it: Stormy Daniels is a formidable woman.  Karen McDougal is no slouch either, though she is hard to admire after that riff, in her Anderson Cooper interview, about how religious and...

The Real News - 2018-03-28 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey

Two headlines this month beg the question US officials have been grappling with for more than a decade: Will the real Pakistan stand up, please?

Pakistan’s The News reported that the government had designated Islamabad as a pilot project to regulate...

The Real News - 2018-03-26 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Debilitating hostility between Saudi Arabia and Iran is about lots of things, not least who will have the upper hand in a swath of land stretching from Central Asia to the Atlantic coast of Africa. While attention is focused on ensuring that continued...

The Real News - 2018-03-26 - Original post - cached version

By Charles Benavidez / Safehaven

Wall Street is shocked, but it shouldn't be: Tariffs targeting China should have been a given, and now the market's tanking on trade war fears as if it just crept up on everyone, but Trump's been very clear on this.

Wall Street is known for being...

The Real News - 2018-03-22 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by Acid Pix | CC BY 2.0

As public support for the Vietnam War waned, and as all LBJ could do about it was send more troops, he would periodically announce, for the flimsiest of reasons, that victory was at last in sight; that “there was...

The Real News - 2018-03-22 - Original post - cached version

UE General Executive Board

President Trump’s recent announcement that he intends to impose a 25% tariff on steel and a 10% tariff on aluminum is not a new or effective strategy for reviving American manufacturing. George W. Bush imposed tariffs on steel in 2002 and quietly removed them...

The Real News - 2018-03-22 - Original post - cached version

By David Swanson / World Beyond War.

“Imagining that Donald Trump can’t do something worse each day than the day before has been doomed to failure since long before John Bolton’s appointment,” said David Swanson, director of World BEYOND War. “But this one is stunning. Trump just...

The Real News - 2018-03-22 - Original post - cached version

By David Mandel / Socialist Project.

This article examines the bases of popular support for recently re-elected Russian president Vladimir Putin. Although this support is strenuously “cultivated” by the regime by various illicit means, it nevertheless has a genuine basis that needs to...

The Real News - 2018-03-21 - Original post - cached version

No women at the table

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

In his effort to improve Saudi Arabia’s badly tarnished image and project the kingdom as embracing an unidentified form of moderate Islam, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has hinted that he envisions a conservative...

The Real News - 2018-03-19 - Original post - cached version

Indeed, partly because it has no prying co-op board, Trump Tower in New York has received press attention for including among its many honest residents tax-dodgers, bribers, arms dealers, convicted cocaine traffickers, and corrupt former FIFA officials.65

One typical example involves...

The Real News - 2018-03-18 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Steep commercial terms for China’s investment in infrastructure projects across Eurasia related to its Belt and Road initiative may give it control of key ports and other assets as recipients of Beijing’s largess find themselves trapped in debt. Yet,...

The Real News - 2018-03-18 - Original post - cached version

By Sean Sweeney / Socialist Project.

Puerto Rico is now at the center of the global debate about climate resiliency, the potential of renewable energy technologies, and the best way to transition away from fossil fuels. To some extent, it has compressed the struggle for the world’s...

The Real News - 2018-03-18 - Original post - cached version

By James S. Henry / The American Interest.

Did the American people really know they were putting such a "well-connected" guy in the White House?

"Tell me who you walk with and I’ll tell you who you are."

- Cervantes

"I’ve always been blessed with a kind...

The Real News - 2018-03-18 - Original post - cached version

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance

US empire is in decline. Reports of the end of the US being the unitary power in world affairs are common, as are predictions of the end of US empire. China surpassed the United States as the world economic leader,...

The Real News - 2018-03-16 - Original post - cached version

By Robert Scheer / Alternet.

"They drank the Kool-Aid and thought they were saving freedom"

Photo Credit: MuckRock

Joel Whitney’s new book, “Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers,” explores how the CIA influenced acclaimed writers and...

The Real News - 2018-03-15 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.


Why is the American political class so intent on reviving the Cold War?   Why does Israel have it in for Iran?

These are complicated questions; many factors are involved.

But there is “a fact of life,” as it were, that bears on the...

The Real News - 2018-03-15 - Original post - cached version

By Vijay Prashad.

Dear Friends,

I’m writing to you from Beirut, Lebanon, where the sun is shining brightly and the air is crisp. Not far from here, in the east of Damascus, the war in Syria continues. It is not a war that has disappeared from the consciousness of people...

The Real News - 2018-03-14 - Original post - cached version

By Jane McAlevey / Socialist Project.

Dignity and respect are the root cause of every serious labor struggle. This was certainly the case in West Virginia’s unprecedented nine-day statewide education strike. When the workers won this past Tuesday, singing and dancing erupted among the...

The Real News - 2018-03-12 - Original post - cached version

By Kubilay Cenk / Socialist Project.

On February 21, a notice was released in Turkey’s Official Gazette (Resmi Gazete) stating that bids will be collected for Turkey’s state-owned fourteen sugar plants. According to Directorate of Privatization Administration’s (OIB) announcement,...

The Real News - 2018-03-09 - Original post - cached version

By Mark Weisbrot / CEPR

In less than five months, Mexico will have a presidential election that is mostly being described by US and international media commentators as a perilous undertaking. For some, it is part of a “perfect storm” that could wreak havoc on the Mexican economy (...

The Real News - 2018-03-08 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by olavXO | CC BY 2.0

Donald Trump has been losing it a lot lately, mentally decomposing.  The more he does, the more likely it becomes that the world will end with a bang.  We cannot rule out a whimper, however – not with the Commander-...

The Real News - 2018-03-08 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

To understand that Western emphasis on human rights is at best a fig leaf to do business with autocrats whose rule is based on repression, contrast Winston Churchill’s encounter with Mohammed bin Salman’s grandfather, King Abdulaziz, with British...

The Real News - 2018-03-08 - Original post - cached version

Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein / CEPR.

Tariffs of 25 percent and 10 percent on all steel and aluminum imports, respectively, are, as has been widely reported, likely to do more harm than good. They may help protect the minority of workers in the targeted industries, but at some cost...

The Real News - 2018-03-08 - Original post - cached version

By Norman Solomon

Daniel Ellsberg has a message that managers of the warfare state don’t want people to hear.

“If you have information that bears on deception or illegality in pursuing wrongful policies or an aggressive war,” he said in a statement released last week, “don't wait...

The Real News - 2018-03-07 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey

International soccer bodies, in violation of their own bylaws, have ignored the blatant mixing of sports and politics in advance of this month’s Egyptian presidential elections that general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi is set to win after ensuring that no...

The Real News - 2018-03-07 - Original post - cached version
Julia Pyper / Green Tech Media.

The escalating integration of solar has created “a new operating paradigm” for California’s grid operator, although the escalation is now on hold.

The Golden State hit a new peak for solar production on Monday.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock...

The Real News - 2018-03-04 - Original post - cached version

By Michele Caltagirone / The Dawn News.

Viola Carofalo. Credit: potere al popolo

Interview with Viola Carofalo, national representative and presidential candidate of the new left-wing movement.

Born last December from the experience of the volunteers of the “Je So’ Pazzo...

The Real News - 2018-03-04 - Original post - cached version

Pramesh Pokharel / News Click.

Since the left alliance was the vital force of recent victory, it is one of the concrete decisions that respect the mandate of the people and aspirations of thousands of cadres.

February 19 is a special day of...

The Real News - 2018-03-04 - Original post - cached version

Source: Otras Voces en Educación / The Dawn News

Today, the team of Other Voices in Education is filled with feelings of sadness due to the loss of another great contemporary Latin American intellectual: Theotonio dos Santos Júnior, who was born in Carangola, Minas Gerais, in...

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