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By Lee Fang, Ryan Grim, David Dayen Photo: Michael Stravato/Washington Post/Getty Image

On Thursday evening, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took the extraordinary step of publicly attacking a prominent Democratic candidate in a contested Texas primary. The party...

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By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by Satish Krishnamurthy | CC BY 2.0

By the end of World War II, the United States had become a serial meddler in the affairs of the nations of the world, friend and foe alike.

American intelligence services took particular aim at...

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By Abby Livingston / Texas Tribune.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Thursday posted negative research on Democratic congressional hopeful Laura Moser, one of seven Democrats vying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. John Culberson.

 

Laura Moser is one...

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By Gareth Porter / TruthDig.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in. (Julie Jacobson / AP)

The agreement for cooperation between North and South Korea on the Olympics provides a pause in the drumbeat of war threats by postponing joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises...

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By Sabrina Shankman / Inside Climate News.

Globally, sea ice is at record lows as the polar regions warm faster than the rest of the planet. Along the Alaska coast, it's affecting people's lives.

The Bering Sea is a volatile place, with powerful storms and...

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By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Valentine’s Day in Riyadh and Islamabad as well as parts of Indonesia and Malaysia puts into sharp relief Saudi Arabia’s ability to curtail the global rise of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism the kingdom helped fuel at the very moment that Crown...

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Irvin Jim / Socialist Project.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) views the appointment of Cyril Ramaphosa to the position of President of the Republic of South Africa, as a new era in the war against workers and the working class majority in the country.

...
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By James M Dorsey / East Asia Forum.

The Middle East has a knack for sucking external powers into its conflicts. China’s ventures into the region have shown how difficult it is to maintain its principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of other states.

China’s...

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By David William Pear, February 14, 2018

[Photo:  North Korean cheerleaders wave unification flags during Team Korea's ice hockey game against Sweden at the Gwandong Ice Hockey Center in Gangneung, Monday. / Yonhap, Korean Times http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/sports/2018/02/...

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By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance

Speaking at his alma mater, the University of Texas, on February 1, Secretary of State Tillerson suggested a potential military coup in Venezuela.  Tillerson then visited allied Latin American countries urging regime change and...

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By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Saudi Arabia, in an indication that it is serious about shaving off the sharp edges of its Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism, has agreed to surrender control of the Great Mosque in Brussels.

The decision follows mounting Belgian criticism of...

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By Megan Darby / Climate Change News.

Read the draft summary for policymakers of the most important climate science report of the year, on the challenge of holding global warming to 1.5C

(Flickr/Toshiyuki IMAI)

Climate Home News is one of the world’s most trusted...

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By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

A Chinese demand for the extradition of 11 Uyghurs from Malaysia puts the spotlight on China’s roll-out of one of the world's most intrusive surveillance systems, military moves to prevent Uyghur foreign fighters from returning to Xinjiang, and...

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By Kevin Zeese / Popular Resistance

The unified Korean team marches in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium. Credit James Hill for The New York Times.

Despite President Moon’s Efforts to Encourage Diplomacy, Childish Anti-Diplomatic...

The Real News - 2018-02-09 - Original post - cached version

Mark Twain is widely credited with having said: “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”  In fact, the credit ought to go to Twain’s friend and co-author of The Gilded Age, Charles Dudley Warner – but so what?  It is a timely quip.  And if we substitute “...

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By Megan Darby / Climate Change News.

Campaigners plan to take their bid to block Arctic oil exploration licences to Norway’s supreme court, after a district court dismissed their case

Polar Pioneer rig in the Barents Sea (Pic: Harald Pettersen/Statoil ASA)

Campaigners...

The Real News - 2018-02-08 - Original post - cached version

By: Tara Copp / Military Times.

Soldiers from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment and service members from around the Department of Defense participate in the 58th Presidential Inauguration and parade January 20, 2017. (Army)

As the Pentagon continues to work on parade options...

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By Vijay Prashad / AlterNet They have no choice but to fight on.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Vijay Prashad

Walking into the settlement at Kennedy Road in Durban, what one is confronted with is the familiarity of the place. I’ve been here before. Not to this...

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By Reynard Loki / AlterNet. Justice Department urged to launch criminal probe after tribes submit evidence of Chevron's fabrication of witness testimony.

Activists at a "True Cost of Chevron" protest at a Chevron gas station in San Francisco, May 24, 2011.
Photo Credit:...

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By Ranjeni Munusamy / The Dawn.

 

13/01/2017. ANC supporters during the ANC 106 birthday celebrations at ABSA Stadium in East London.
Picture: Masi Losi The Zuma conundrum splits the ANC, but who holds the key? By Ranjeni Munusamy / Source:  TimesLive / February 1, 2018 There...
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By: Atilio A. Borón / Source: Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / February 4, 2018

It was foreseeable for the right wing government that rules Ecuador to get away with it. They have just won an important battle that aims to reinstitute the decrepit and unfair social order...

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By John H. Cushman Jr. / Inside Climate News.

The oil giant tells investors that even if Paris climate goals are met, it could still produce all the oil in its existing fields and keep investing in new reserves.

Nearly two-thirds of Exxon's shareholders voted last year...

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By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / Popular Resistance

This week, following the recent announcement of a new National Defense Strategy that focuses on conflicts with great powers and a new arms race, the Pentagon announced an escalation of nuclear weapons development. The United...

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By Gregory Wilpert and Alberto Acosta

An interview with Ecuadorian intellectual Alberto Acosta. He is a former minister of Energy, former president of Ecuador's Constituent Assembly of 2008, and a former presidential candidate for a coalition of leftist parties in 2013. The interview...

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By Joe Emersberger / Counterpunch.

Photo by ITU Pictures | CC BY 2.0

Lenin Moreno won Ecuador’s presidency in April of 2017 by running as staunch loyalist to former president Rafael Correa who was in office for ten years. Very soon after Moreno was inaugurated in May of last...

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By Bill Fletcher Jr. Twitter / The Nation.

Is the civilian population of a colonial-settler regime ever a legitimate military target?

 

Zohra, second from left, with gun, along with Samia Lakhdar, Djamila Bouhired, and Hassiba ben Bouali (Courtesy of the publisher)

...
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By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

US President Donald J. Trump’s inclination to withdraw from a three-year old international agreement that curbs Iran’s nuclear program is likely to strengthen the country’s hardliners even if the withdrawal would put responsibility for mounting...

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By Vijay Prashad.

Zambia is a country that is not often in the news. But it should be. It is a major source of copper for the world. Indeed, its copper is sluiced out by major multinational corporations based in Canada, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and China. What is...

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By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by angela n. | CC BY 2.0

It was big news last week (eons ago in Trumpland): the Guggenheim Museum in New York turned down the Trumps’ request to borrow Vincent Van Gogh’s 1888 painting “Landscape With Snow,” offering instead to install a...

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By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com

Echoing the criticism of too much hype surrounding U.S. shale from the Saudi oil minister last week, a new report finds that shale drilling is still largely not profitable. Not only that, but costs are on the rise and drillers are pursuing "irrational...

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By Norman Solomon / The Nation.

What made Bob Parry a trailblazer for independent journalism also made him a bridge burner with the media establishment.

Investigative journalist Robert Parry is pictured in Washington, DC, in February 1987. (AP Photo)

After Robert Parry...

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By theindigenousamericans_6i2sru / The Indigenous Americans.

In a year when the rights of indigenous people have been under assault, from Standing Rock to the president’s Twitter feed, a largely unknown politician is pushing back by launching a campaign to become the country’s...

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By Martijn Konings / Socialist Project.

The global financial crisis has done next to nothing to change the convictions of mainstream economists. But the widespread lament over their willful blindness seems misplaced: there was never a realistic possibility that the economics profession...

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James S. Henry / The American Interest.

One of the biggest beneficiaries of the Trump tax cuts is in Cupertino.

It almost never snows in Silicon Valley, but last week the flurries were really flying and the snow-job drifts were piling up high at Apple Inc.’s corporate...

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Ryan Grim, Lee Fang / The Intercept.

Candidates Who Signed Up to Battle Donald Trump Must Get Past the Democratic Party First

In the wake of the 2016 election, a group of despairing Democrats in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, formed a new political group to ensure that they would...

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By George Soros /Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2018

 

The current moment in history

Good evening. It has become something of an annual Davos tradition for me to give an overview of the current state of the world. I was planning half an hour for my remarks and half an...

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It almost never snows in Silicon Valley,1 but last week the flurries were really flying and the snow-job drifts were piled high at Apple Inc.'s corporate headquarters in Cupertino.

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By David Cay Johnston / DC Report.

In the Fine Print of the New Law: Trump and the Republicans Give the Tech Giant and Other Companies Up to $2.6 Trillion

DCReport Senior Editor James S. Henry, an economist and expert on global tax avoidance, reports that the new Trump tax...

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By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by Marc Nozell | CC BY 2.0

Unless the polls are even more off than they were when they predicted a Clinton victory in 2016, distressingly many 2016 Trump voters continue to stand by their man.

There has been some attrition, but the...

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By James Wilt / DeSmog.

Sharks, sea turtles, corals, wolffish — the 1,200 kilometre Laurentian Channel off the southwest coast of Newfoundland is home to tremendous biodiversity.

And that’s the reason it’s set to become Canada’s newest Marine Protected...

The Real News - 2018-01-24 - Original post - cached version

By Norman Solomon.

Sometimes a party’s leader seems to symbolize an enduring malaise. For Democrats in 2018, that institutional leader is Tom Perez.

While serving as secretary of labor during President Obama’s second term, Perez gained a reputation as an advocate for workers...

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By Hanadi Loubani

Many observers have noted how the call by the US for an emergency session of the UN Security Council to support Iranian antigovernment protesters drew heated and bitter debate, laying bare deep ideological rifts over the future of the Middle East. Others have commented...

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By Brasil Wire

Some are calling it the Coup’s endgame, others the “final battle” for Brazil’s next decade.

Former President Lula, who held office from 2003-2011 has twice the support of his nearest rival to succeed Putschist Michel Temer in the October 2018 elections.

...

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By Vijay Prashad / The Hindu.

Turkey makes a decisive move against Kurdish fighters on the border with Syria

On January 20, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that Turkish forces alongside the Free Syrian Armyhad begun armed operations in the Syrian town of Afrin, to...

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By Nour Samaha Photo: Kyodo/AP

Israel is expanding its influence and control deeper into opposition-held southern Syria, according to multiple sources in the area. After failed attempts to ensure its interests were safeguarded by the major players in the war next door, Israel is...

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By James M. Dorsey

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appears in the wake of recent anti-government protests to have put his weight behind President Hasan Rouhani’s repeated calls for reduced military and Revolutionary Guards involvement in the economy.

Mr. Khamenei...

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By Chuang, Zhang Yunfan and Sun Tingting / Socialist Project.

Voices from the November 15th Incident

On November 15, 2017, police stormed into a student reading group at the Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT) and seized six participants, including four current students at...

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By James M. Dorsey

Recent Algerian media reports detailing Saudi propagation of a quietist, apolitical yet supremacist and anti-pluralistic form of Sunni Muslim ultra-conservatism raises questions about the scope of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s commitment to what he has termed...

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By Lydia O'Neal and David Sirota / Newsweek.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels with Gov. Elect Mike Pence at the Statehouse before Pence's inauguration in Indianapolis, on January 14, 2013. AJ Mast/AP

President Donald Trump’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure...

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By Simon Davis-Cohen / DeSmog.

On November 17, 2016, a Colorado environmental activist named Pete Kolbenschlag used Facebook to leave a comment on a local newspaper article, the kind of thing more than a billion people do every day.

However, most people don’t get sued for...

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