US Marines sent to Afghanistan’s Helmand province

US Marines sent to Afghanistan’s Helmand province

US Marines have returned to Afghanistan’s southern Helmand province, the first to be deployed in the war-torn country since the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) ended its combat mission in 2014. US General John Nicholson, the commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, attended a ceremony on Saturday marking the return of the Marines […]

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Pyongyang Reportedly Fires Anti-Ship Ballistic Missile

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The projectile fired by North Korea was apparently a KN-17 intermediate ballistic missile, a type of Scud that can be used to target ships, local media reported.

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Milo Yiannopoulos Gets $12M to Build ‘Alt-Right’ Media Company

Milo Yiannopoulos Gets $12M to Build ‘Alt-Right’ Media Company

Clarification: Milo is not Alt-Right, he is Alt-Lite Milo Yiannopoulos is reportedly plotting his way back into the spotlight, telling Vanity Fair’s Hive that he has received a $12-million investment to build a Live Nation-like touring company for alt-right provocateurs. The company, called Milo Inc., will be dedicated to “making the lives of journalists, professors, politicians, […]

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The Neoliberal or the Fascist? What Should French Progressives Do?

The Neoliberal or the Fascist? What Should French Progressives Do?

The presidential runoff between Emmanuel Macron and Marine le Pen poses a dilemma for many French progressive voters: the former is seen as one of the main architects of François Hollande’s most unpopular pro-market and antisocial reforms, such as the Labour Law which dismantled vital workers’ rights. If elected, he promises a hardened version of […]

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The Crazed Empire

The Crazed Empire

Not everyone likes to hear about the threat of nuclear war. Some find refuge in denial and say that nuclear war is impossible because it makes no sense. Unfortunately, humankind has a long record of doing things that make no sense. In previous posts in recent years I have pointed out both written documents and […]

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Video: French Elections: Can Paris locals tell Macron and Le Pen policies apart?

Video: French Elections: Can Paris locals tell Macron and Le Pen policies apart?

With 2 weeks of the French election left RT’s Charlotte Dubenskij hit the streets of Paris to see if people could tell the last two candidates apart. Turns out… Via Youtube

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Anti-racism protesters storm UKIP election campaign launch (VIDEO)

Anti-racism protesters storm UKIP election campaign launch (VIDEO)

UKIP’s election campaign launch was disrupted before it even started, as anti-racism activists broke into the hotel venue to protest the party’s immigration policies. Video footage shows several people entering the venue with placards, just as UKIP leader Paul Nuttall was due to hold a press conference outlining the party’s plans to run in the […]

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Video: Live Fire Exercise: US, South Korea hold military drills as tensions rise with N. Korea

Video: Live Fire Exercise: US, South Korea hold military drills as tensions rise with N. Korea

The South Korean and US militaries held a combined firing drill in Pocheon featuring dozens of tanks and fighter jets. The drill came only a day after North Korea … Via Youtube

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London terror suspect was on 2010 Turkish Gaza ship

London terror suspect was on 2010 Turkish Gaza ship

April 28, 2017, 10:18 PM (IDT) Khalid Omar Ali, 27, from London, who was arrested by counter-terror offices Thursday in Westminster carrying a bag full of knives, turns out to have been on board the Mavi Marmara, part of the Turkish flotilla that was challenging Israel’s naval blockade on Gaza in 2010 when it was intercepted by Israeli forces. This was revealed Friday by sources close to the UK police investigation. No one was injured in this last incident, Ali remains in custody on suspicion of terrorist offences.
 

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Trump is puppet of US ‘deep state,’ has no ‘own’ foreign policy – Assad | The Millennium Report

US president Donald Trump is not a truly independent political leader but merely a puppet of US corporations, military and intelligence, and who serves their interests, Syrian President Bashar Assad has told the Latin American TeleSUR TV network.

Trump pursues “no own policies” but only executes the decisions made by the “intelligence agencies, the Pentagon, the big arms manufacturers, oil companies, and financial institutions,” the Syrian leader said in an exclusive interview with TeleSUR.“As we have seen in the past few weeks, he changed his rhetoric completely and subjected himself to the terms of the deep American state, or the deep American regime,” Assad added.

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Mountain of Tears: the Vanishing Glaciers of the Pacific Northwest

Mountain of Tears: the Vanishing Glaciers of the Pacific Northwest

  Mt. Hood Photo: NASA. Slow-burning, life dies like a flame,Never resting, passes like a river.Today I face my lone shadow.Suddenly, the tears flow down. — From “Cold Mountain,” by Han-Shan (Trans. A. Kline) I’ve made this same climb up the rugged northeastern slope of Mt. Hood every year since we moved to Oregon. This […]

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