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The Real News - 2017-12-15 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

US president Donald J. Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem potentially sets the stage for a controversial American effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict backed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The United States and the...

The Real News - 2017-12-14 - Original post - cached version
By Sabrina Shankman / Inside Climate News.

Climate scientists say the magnitude and rate of sea ice loss this century is unprecedented in 1,500 years and issue a warning on the impacts of a changing climate.

Older Arctic sea ice is being replaced by thinner, younger ice. NOAA...

The Real News - 2017-12-13 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / YourNewsWire.com

 

Talks aimed at transferring US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia serve as an indicator of where the Saudi-Iranian rivalry is heading as well as the strength of the informal Saudi-Israeli alliance against Iran. The...

The Real News - 2017-12-12 - Original post - cached version
By Richard Fidler / Socialist Project.

There were two main tasks on the agenda at the congress of the left party Québec solidaire (QS), meeting in Longueuil December 1-3. One was the adoption of the party's platform for the next Quebec general election, to be held in October 2018. The other...

The Real News - 2017-12-12 - Original post - cached version

Timothy A. Wise. / Common Dreams.

Around the world, chronically low crop prices are keeping farmers from making a living despite record harvests.

Crops are in across the U.S. farm belt, with record harvests filling farmers’ silos with grain and their hearts with pride. Yet...

The Real News - 2017-12-10 - Original post - cached version

By Norman Solomon

With the Democratic Party’s “Unity Reform Commission” now history, major political forces are entering a new stage of contention over the future of the party. Seven months after the commission’s first meeting -- and nine months after Hillary Clinton backer Tom Perez won...

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By David William Pear, December 11, 2017

Like Pavlov's dog, the mainstream media slobbers platitudes every time North Korea launches another test missile. Listening to the blather one would think that once Kim Jong-un has a missile capable of reaching the US, he is going to use it in an...

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7 December 2017

The Just Net Coalition 1 (JNC) was formed at a civil society meeting in New Delhi in February 2014. It comprises several dozen organisations and individuals from different regions globally concerned with internet governance, human rights and social justice, and the...

The Real News - 2017-12-09 - Original post - cached version

By Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept.

Over What Happened

Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U.S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives...

The Real News - 2017-12-07 - Original post - cached version
By Quinton Ascah / Socialist Project.

The 2018 Ontario provincial election will be fought over many issues. Liberal Kathleen Wynne’s unpopularity as Premier, Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown’s flip-flopping on major issues, the election of Donald Trump in the United States...

The Real News - 2017-12-06 - Original post - cached version

By: Shawn Snow / Military Times.

A Russian Su-25 ground attack jet is shown parked at the Hemeimeem Air Base in Syria, with Su-24 bombers seen in the background in Dec. 2015. Russia has been carrying out an air campaign in Syria since Sep. 30. (Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defense...
The Real News - 2017-12-06 - Original post - cached version

By: Jen Judson / Defense News.

US troops from the 5th Battalion of the 7th Air Defense Regiment emplace a launching station of the Patriot air and missile defence system at a test range in Sochaczew, Poland, on March 21, 2015 as part of a joint exercise with Polands troops of the...
The Real News - 2017-12-06 - Original post - cached version

By Nick Cunningham / Oilprice.com

"We will not let go of our current approach until we reach a balanced market," Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih said Monday at a news conference in Riyadh.

OPEC ended months of speculation last week when it decided to extend its production...

The Real News - 2017-12-03 - Original post - cached version

By the Socialist Project.

The first round of Chile’s presidential election was held on November 19. The right-wing candidate, ex-president Sebastian Pinera, won with 36% of the votes. He will compete in the second round against centre-left candidate Alejandro Guiller.

But the...

The Real News - 2017-12-03 - Original post - cached version

By Lenny Brody​

National Steering Committee member, Justice Party

The race for Congress in Chicago’s 4th Congressional District is on. Congressman Luis Gutierrez announced he will not run for re-election. He has anointed Chuy Garcia as his choice to succeed him. In the recent...

The Real News - 2017-11-30 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by kellybdc | CC BY 2.0

It has looked for a while as if hardcore Trump supporters would, like the poor, always be with us  (Matthew 26:11) – some because they remain bamboozled by the huckster’s spiel and bluster, some because they think (...

The Real News - 2017-11-30 - Original post - cached version
By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet.

Planned or not, Trump's provocations distract from McConnell's iron fist in the Senate.

Photo Credit: Image by Shutterstock, Copyright (c) Christopher Halloran

Wednesday’s headlines from Washington perfectly displayed...

The Real News - 2017-11-29 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Time will tell, but Saudi Arabia’s gamble to pressure Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed, Lebanese Shiite militia, by forcing Saad Hariri, the country’s prime minister, to resign, may be paying off despite widespread perceptions that the manoeuvre...

The Real News - 2017-11-29 - Original post - cached version

By Staff, InsideClimate News

Kathleen Hartnett White's nomination for the top White House environment post is headed for a Senate confirmation vote.

At her confirmation hearing in early November, Kathleen Hartnett White repeated her claim that CO2 is not a pollutant. "As an...

The Real News - 2017-11-29 - Original post - cached version

By Ryan Maye Handy / Chron.

Photo: Michael Paulsen A thick cloud of fog and morning light engulfs several 285ft tall 2.5 MW Clipper wind turbines at the BP Sherbino Mesa II Wind Farm, Monday, Feb. 20, 2012, in Fort Stockton. After cutting its solar program ... more...
The Real News - 2017-11-29 - Original post - cached version

By James M Dorsey / Pragati.

The rift between the Gulf countries and Qatar has created a space for Asian countries to step in to engage with the small peninsular state.

There’s a silver lining for Asian countries in the six-month old crisis in the Gulf that pits a UAE-Saudi-led...

The Real News - 2017-11-27 - Original post - cached version

By Chakravarthi Raghavan / SUNS www.sunsonline.org

As issues relating to the monopolistic/oligopolistic control over information and data by the Silicon Valley technology giants and their platforms are beginning to attract adverse public and political attention around the world, these...

The Real News - 2017-11-26 - Original post - cached version

By Leo Panitch / Global Research.

A fresh and compelling new account of the Russian revolution to mark its centenary concludes by paying tribute to the Bolsheviks for acting as history’s switchmen, a term derived from the small booths that dotted the railway tracks across the Russian...

The Real News - 2017-11-23 - Original post - cached version

By Dean Baker / CEPR.

Somehow, some way, someone paid $450 million, after buyer’s fees, for Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi at Christie’s last Wednesday. Believed to be the last work by the artist in private hands, the painting’s price smashed all previous records. Since the price...

The Real News - 2017-11-23 - Original post - cached version

By Robert Maguire / Open Secrets.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neal Gorsuch speaks during an event at Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

This story was cross-posted at McClatchy

When a small nonprofit called the Judicial...

The Real News - 2017-11-23 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

In a rare challenging of Chinese commercial terms that underlie the country’s ambitious Belt and Road initiative, Pakistan and Nepal have withdrawn from two dam-building deals. The withdrawal coincides with mounting questions in Pakistan, a crown...

The Real News - 2017-11-20 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Transition is the name of the game in the Middle East and North Africa. The question is transition to what?

Dominating the answer is an Arab autocratic push for a Saudi-led regional order that would be based on an upgraded 21st century version...

The Real News - 2017-11-20 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Testimony of a star witness in a New York courtroom has revealed new allegations of Qatari wrongdoing in its successful bid for the 2022 World Cup hosting rights.

The allegations by Alejandro Burzaco, the former head of Argentine sports...

The Real News - 2017-11-19 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Nearly six months into the Gulf crisis, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are attempting to mobilize tribal opposition as well as little known members of one branch of Qatar’s ruling Al Thani family in a bid to weaken, if not topple, Qatari...

The Real News - 2017-11-18 - Original post - cached version

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield / Naked Capitalism.

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She now spends much of her time in Asia and is currently working on a book about textile artisans.

The United States Department of Agriculture (...

The Real News - 2017-11-18 - Original post - cached version
By Dave Bleakney / Socialist Project.

During the recent COP23 summit in Bonn, a taxi driver provided a clear summary. Asked what he thought of COP 23, he replied “the climate is in crisis, but here, this is about money.” He had provided what had been missing inside. As we race toward certain...

The Real News - 2017-11-18 - Original post - cached version

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers / www.PopularResistance.org

Ajit Pai, the former Verizon lawyer who is chair of the FCC, went too far last Thursday in undermining the Internet when he led the dismantling of net neutrality rules. As a result, he has fueled the energy needed to...

The Real News - 2017-11-16 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by David Howard | CC BY 2.0

Our elections used to be good for at least one thing: comic relief.  In the Age of Trump, the absurdities are no longer amusing – just disheartening and scary.  Remember Christine (“I am not a witch”) O’Donnell...

The Real News - 2017-11-15 - Original post - cached version
Josep María Antentas interviewed by Dan La Botz / Socialist Project.

Dan La Botz, a co-editor of New Politics, interviewed Josep María Antentas, teacher of Sociology at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and anticapitalist activist. First published on New Politics website.

...

The Real News - 2017-11-14 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

The proof will be in the pudding when Prime Minister Saad Hariri returns home in the coming days to a country in which friend and foe have rallied around him and he clarifies whether he intends to follow through on his controversial decision to...

The Real News - 2017-11-14 - Original post - cached version

By Tsvetana Paraskova / Oilprice.com

The world's hottest shale basin, the Permian, is leading the second U.S. wave of tight oil production growth and will continue to do so for years to come, all analysts say.

However, signs have started to emerge that the relentless...

The Real News - 2017-11-14 - Original post - cached version
By Joseph Mathunjwa / Socialist Project.

The global economy is facing numerous structural challenges. With the looming fourth economic revolution characterized by even more technological development and mechanization, the future of productive labour is bleak. Most unskilled and semi-skilled...

The Real News - 2017-11-13 - Original post - cached version
By Sarah Darer Littman / AlterNet A fortune derived from the relentless marketing of painkillers is now being used to expand charter schools.

Photo Credit: By Prazis Images / Shutterstock.com

The notoriously secretive Sackler family, also known as the...

The Real News - 2017-11-12 - Original post - cached version

By Dimitri Lascaris / dimitrilascaris.org.

On November 8, 2017, the Canadian Jewish News (CJN) reported that Dr. David Kattenburg had commenced an application for judicial review in the Federal Court of Canada.

In his application, Dr. Kattenburg impugns a decision by the...

The Real News - 2017-11-12 - Original post - cached version
By Lulu Friesdat / AlterNet Newly uncovered data have shocked election experts and administrators.

In August 2016, Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz faced off against progressive maverick and Bernie Sanders supporter Tim Canova—her first-ever primary...

The Real News - 2017-11-12 - Original post - cached version

By the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran.

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By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, / www.popularresistance.org

The climate crisis is upon us. It seems that every report on climate conditions has one thing in common: things are worse than predicted. The World Meteorological Report from the end of October shows that...

The Real News - 2017-11-12 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Long-standing Saudi efforts to dominate the pan-Arab media landscape appear to have moved into high gear with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s purge that targeted members of the ruling Al Saud family as well as prominent businessmen, including at...

The Real News - 2017-11-11 - Original post - cached version
By Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept. Photo: Joe Raedle/AP

There is ample talk, particularly of late, about the threats posed by social media to democracy and political discourse. Yet one of the primary ways that democracy is degraded by platforms such as Facebook and Twitter is, for...

The Real News - 2017-11-10 - Original post - cached version
By Dick Nichols / Socialist Project.

Judge Carmen Lamela of Spain's National High Court – direct descendant of the fascist Franco-era Court of Public Order – took the war of the Spanish state against the Catalan pro-independence government to a new level of judicial violence on November 2....

The Real News - 2017-11-10 - Original post - cached version

By Andrew Levine / Counterpunch.

Photo by Steve Bott | CC BY 2.0

Election Day 2017 went spectacularly well for Democrats.  Usually, not much is at stake off-year elections; outside Virginia and New Jersey, the election this year was no exception.  But Democrats did win...

The Real News - 2017-11-08 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Kuwaiti billionaire Maan al-Sanea should have seen it coming after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman vowed to root out corruption.

Embroiled in one of the kingdom’s largest financial scandals and collapses that involved a bitter $22...

The Real News - 2017-11-07 - Original post - cached version
By Larry Sillanpa / Portside. Delegates to the Duluth AFL-CIO Central Labor Body passed a resolution calling on the national AFL-CIO to release sealed documents on its history with AIFLD, the American Institute for Free Labor Development. In 1992, workers at a Ford assembly plant in...
The Real News - 2017-11-07 - Original post - cached version

By Caitlin Johnstone / medium.com.

The establishment liberal spin machine has been working overtime the last 24 hours to make it seem as though former acting DNC chair Donna Brazile had not admitted what she’d admitted in an excerpt from her book published by Politico...

The Real News - 2017-11-07 - Original post - cached version

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has won the first round of what could prove to be an unprecedented power grab that comes to haunt him. The prince’s frontal assault on significant segments of the kingdom’s elite; assertions of unrest in the...

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