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MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

RAQQA, SYRIA – A handful of groups claiming to resist the U.S.-led occupation of Northeastern Syria have sprung up throughout the region since the year began — targeting U.S. forces as well as the U.S. proxy in the area, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Since last year, the U.S. has been...

AntiWar.com Blog - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

As the US names its 18th military commander in the 17 year long war on Afghanistan, is there any reason to believe that victory is in sight? The latest reports by the Pentagon to Congress show that no progress has been made and another recent report by the Special Inspector General found that...

MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman was yesterday photographed posing with a picture of Jerusalem in which a Jewish temple stands in place of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The photo of Freidman being gifted the poster was taken during a visit to...

Aletho News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

teleSUR | May 22, 2018 Canadians subjected to CIA brainwashing experiments at McGill University’s Allan Memorial Institute are taking legal action against the federal government, demanding a public apology and compensation. The Survivors Allied Against Government Abuse (SAAGA) group met in...

Aletho News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

By CJ Hopkins | CounterPunch | May 23, 2018 One of the most complicated and frustrating aspects of operating a global capitalist empire is maintaining the fiction that it doesn’t exist. Virtually every action you take has to be carefully recontextualized or otherwise spun for public consumption...

The Anti Media - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

(ZHE) — A 30-year-old man from New York state has been ordered to move out of his parents’ house after a very short legal battle with his Mom and Dad. Representing himself in court after a “brief search on the internet” that “took minutes,” Rotondo argued that he was entitled to six more months...

MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

How do you motivate men and women to fight and die for a cause many of them don’t believe in, and whose purpose they can’t articulate?

That’s what Phil Klay, author and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, asks in an essay published this month in The Atlantic. Unfortunately, he points out in a ...

FEE - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

“'I’m sorry … but I can’t,' she told me over the phone. My heart sank. I was confident she’d take the job. Quickly, I went into negotiation mode, 'But wait, can we talk about the pay? Do you need more to … ' She said no before I could finish. 'I just can’t take a job (that pays) over the table....

MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

GAZA — Not long after the 2018 Freedom Flotilla — carrying “politicians, activists, journalists, trade-union leaders, artists and performers, professors, faith leaders, representatives of student organizations” — embarked on its journey from Scandinavia to the largest open-air prison in the...

MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

On the heels of the fifth anniversary of whistleblower Edward Snowden’s disclosure of classified National Security Agency (NSA) documents to journalists, one state legislature has recently taken steps to hold the government agency accountable for its warrantless surveillance programs by making...

MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Frequently we see the case against gun control entirely grounded upon a Constitutional defense of the Second Amendment. While the Founding Fathers’ warnings about the importance of defending liberty with an armed populace are as important today as they have ever been, this approach has some...

FEE - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

How to reach beyond emotional turbulence caused by our own thinking is what the Stoic philosophers taught. Their contributions are part of the great works of humanity because they reflected on timeless themes.

Down With Tyranny - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Mike Crapo's Senate bill to roll back a huge chunk of Dodd Frank passed the House Tuesday, 258-159. Only one Republican voted against it. 33 Democrats crossed the aisle to vote with the Republicans and give the Republicans-- and airhead media (see video above)-- an opportunity to call it "...

MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

In the wake of recent tragic school shootings, anxious parents are contemplating homeschooling to protect their children. After February’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, the Miami Herald reported that more parents were considering the homeschooling option. And after Friday’s disturbing...

Paul Craig Roberts - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Where Are The Skripals?

https://www.rt.com/news/427499-skripal-held-uk-against-will/

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MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Many in the United States have a hard time seeing beyond single issues or individuals. The ruling class has taken full advantage by relegating the blame for the problems of US imperialism on Trump, Russia, or some combination of the two. This is a uniquely US phenomenon. It is an outgrowth of...

MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

America’s chief foreign negotiator has a message for Iran: stop assassinating people. The problem is, nobody from security experts to Iranian dissidents has any idea what the hell he means.

The Guardian picks up the story:

Mike Pompeo’s claim that the Iran’s...

MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Islands Brygge, an idyllic harbor park that stretches along the east bank of Copenhagen, was alive with a celebratory crowd on Monday as three ships were about to steam towards Gaza. The 2018 Freedom Flotilla—two ships from Sweden and one from Norway — will call at ports in Germany, Holland,...

MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

These past weeks have witnessed a lot of tensions running high, with Israel and Iran reportedly facing off near the Golan Heights. Israel has launched several airstrikes on “Iranian bases” across Syria, while Damascus (IRGC allegedly) responded with missile fire against IDF positions. In the...

FEE - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

This week on Words and Numbers, it's all about you, the listener. Join James Harrigan and Antony Davies as they answer questions from listeners posed in the Words and Numbers: Backstage Facebook group. Don't miss out on the next opportunity to have your questions answered on air! Join the Words...

Agora Vox - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Le chanteur Féloche est de retour en septembre avec son album Chimie Vivante. Il nous présente un premier extrait, Tara Tari, hommage à l'exploit de la navigatrice Capucine Trochet. Avec Tara Tari, Féloche raconte l'aventure de Capucine Trochet qui a bravé la maladie, et le danger, pour...

Agora Vox - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Le chanteur Féloche est de retour en septembre avec son album Chimie Vivante. Il nous présente un premier extrait, Tara Tari, hommage à l'exploit de la navigatrice Capucine Trochet. Avec Tara Tari, Féloche raconte l'aventure de Capucine Trochet qui a bravé la maladie, et le danger, pour...

Aletho News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Sputnik – 23.05.2018 Speaking on May 21 at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC, Pompeo said some pretty strange things in his speech, “A New Iran Strategy.” “Today, the Iranian Quds Force conducts covert assassination operations in the heart of Europe,” he said nonchalantly, between...

MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA — Saudi Arabia’s ongoing crackdown on women’s rights advocates, on the eve of its June 24 lifting of the ban on women drivers, is meant to prove one thing: only one man will be allowed behind the steering wheel to reform and social progress in the ultra-conservative Saudi...

Aletho News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Al-Manar | May 23, 2018 The Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman says new US demands from Iran are totally unacceptable, vowing that Moscow will continue to work towards maintaining the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “We are concerned about...

Need To Know News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Brooklyn: Jacob Daskal, the highly politically connected leader of Boro Park Shomrim, a volunteer Jewish civilian patrol that adheres to Jewish law, is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl over a period of several months. [The article does not clarify if the rape was statutory or coercive.] The...

MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

SANA’A, YEMEN — A  phalanx of flickering video cameras frames the portly Saudi Imam in a shimmering half-light, as he exhorts a brigade of Sunni Muslim mercenaries from the East African nation of Sudan to prepare for battle with rebels from Yemen’s Shia sect known as Houthis.

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Aletho News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Press TV – May 23, 2018 British oil company BP says it has halted work on a gas field which it co-owns with National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) in the North Sea, citing US plans to reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic. NIOC owns 50% of the Rhum field northeast of Aberdeen and BP holds...

Counter Currents - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

There is something in the white trunked birches of Russia that dumbs my mind and irritates my flesh.  Every May, their leaves, still small and weak from just being born into the world, provoke me to exhaustion and the coughing and sneezing begins.  This 11th spring of my Moscow years, is the...

Timothy Kelly - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Jeremy Rothe-Kushel and Greg McCarron return to Our Interesting Times to discuss their recent show on the ugly history of the ADL/B'nai Brith, the Civil War, and Freemasonry.

Jeremy and Greg are the hosts of The Antedote.

*Please consider supporting this program by donating...

FEE - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Many major media outlets report misleadingly small figures for teacher pay. By failing to reveal all aspects of teacher compensation, these outlets hid the true costs to taxpayers.

Need To Know News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

A German far-left Antifa group released a booklet on riot techniques to be used at the June conference for the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. The group recommends burning cars, attacking war memorials, and targeting political party offices for property destruction. Additional...

Aletho News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Sputnik | May 23, 2018 The withdrawal of Iranian forces and units of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah from Syria is not on the discussion agenda, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told Sputnik. “This topic is not even on the agenda of discussion, since it concerns the sovereignty of ...

Eva Bartlett - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Exclusively for Syriana Analysis, Marwa Osman interviews the Canadian independent journalist Eva Bartlett right after her return from Syria, where she visited Damascus, Eastern Ghouta, Daraa and Aleppo.

May 21, 2018, Syriana Analysis

 

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Need To Know News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Rome: All 31 active bishops from Chile signed a document offering to resign after Pope Francis shamed them for ignoring or covering up sex abuse in the local churches. The Pope blamed the sex abuse on the fact that it was the practice of many bishops to send homosexual priests to teach at...

Need To Know News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

A group of a dozen teenagers beat a man to death in broad daylight in a high crime urban area where many migrants reside in Southern France. The victim was a 32-year old drug dealer who was known to be violent and migrated to France from West Africa. It is unknown whether the children were...

MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

There is a running joke that while the US is the world’s biggest maker and exporter of weapons, no other country uses military equipment and weapons as much as Israel. And, when it comes to state-of-the-art fighter jets, this is now officially the case: an Israeli military official said Israel...

MintPress - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

The prospects for peace diplomacy between the US and North Korea took a sudden hit after President Donald Trump issued an extraordinary threat to Kim Jong Un. It was in effect a death threat.

Trump warned last week that if the North Korean leader does not comply with Washington’s demands...

Need To Know News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

James Corbett compared non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to a Trojan Horse whose agents can covertly enter a country and scheme for its downfall within the target's borders. Many NGOs do perform humanitarian duties, but some NGOs are tools controlled by deep state agencies like USAID....

FEE - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Tea Party attendees, libertarians, and Trump voters know what it feels like to be pre-judged based on the actions of others using those banners. Therefore, we should extend a presumption of goodwill to Mr. Newsome and his efforts rather than judge him by every voice that has used the Black Lives...

Need To Know News - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

A 60-year-old man from Sweden is facing two years in prison for posting a message on Facebook that read, “Only every fifth Somalis have IQ over 70.” The prosecutor claims that the post targets a protected group of people based on their national origin and is therefore hate speech. The case is...

Counter Currents - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

This reflective piece is the second within a week. It comes out of anguish and a search for political relevance in times such as this. It also comes as a response to queries from friends overseas. Theatre of the Absurd: The 19th of May 2018 was the culmination of a Theatre of the Absurdin...

Penny for your thoughts - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

This was not my intended post for today, however, it was one that really needed much more attention. For the reasons that will be explained below.

 This is a news story that you are most probably completely unaware of. I stumbled across it quite accidentally. The perpetrator and the...

Kafila - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

Guest post by ABHAY KUMAR Dear Ram Nath Kovind Ji, Within a few weeks I have to submit my PhD thesis at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Given that the deadline for my submission is at hand, I should have spent all my energies on my thesis rather than writing...

Dissident Voice - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

On Fox News Sunday, United States national security advisor John Bolton brought up the Libya model as a template for the denuclearization of North Korea.

Following up, president Donald Trump noted, “In Libya, we decimated that country. That country was decimated.” However, Trump did...

Dissident Voice - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

I often have occasion to think that, as an “intellectual,” I’m very lucky to be alive at this time in history, at the end of the long evolution from Herodotus and the pre-Socratic philosophers to Chomsky and modern science. One reason for my gratitude is simply that, as I wrote long ago in a...

Down With Tyranny - 2018-05-23 - Original post - cached version [php_1]

The Intercept was courageous to publish Zaid Jilani's post about TX-21 yesterday, a full day before the Texas runoff about how the DCCC had guessed wrong and backed a former Republican against a grassroots progressive. They must have imagined that Mary Street Wilson was a day away...

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