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Nightmare before Christmas: Santa dies at Russian kindergarten party

1 hour 34 min ago

Preview A New Year party at a Russian kindergarten ended in a traumatic experience for the kids as an actor impersonating Father Frost, the Russian counterpart of Santa Claus, died during his performance.
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Chicago police officers killed by train while pursuing shooting suspect

1 hour 36 min ago

Preview Two Chicago police officers were tragically struck and killed by a train while responding to reports of shots fired in the city’s far South Side.
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Romain Rolland: Gandhi and the Satanic nature of war

1 hour 47 min ago

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Anti-war essays, poems, short stories and literary excerpts

French writers on war and peace

Romain Rolland: Selections on war

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Romain Rolland
From Mahatma Gandhi
Translated by Catherine D. Groth

[T]he document to which there can be no rejoinder is that which Europe herself has traced in the life-blood of races oppressed and despoiled in the name of lying principles and, above all, in the brazen revelation of Europe’s lies, greed, and ferocity as unfolded during the last war, called the “War for Civilization.” And in it Europe sank to such depths that in her insanity she even invited the peoples of Asia and Africa to contemplate her nudity:

“The last war has shown, as nothing else has, the Satanic nature of the civilization that dominates Europe to-day. Every canon of public morality has been broken by the victors in the name of virtue. No lie has been considered too foul to be uttered. The motive behind every crime is not religious or spiritual but grossly material…Europe to-day is only nominally Christian. In reality it is worshipping Mammon.” [Mohandas Gandhi]

Trump-Russia dossier was created so Clinton could challenge 2016 election results – Steele

2 hours 23 min ago

Preview The British ex-spy who authored the infamous dossier alleging collusion between Donald Trump and the Kremlin said one of his goals was to give Hillary Clinton legal basis to challenge the 2016 election results.
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Russia will easily design new missiles to defend itself if US pulls out of INF – Putin

2 hours 27 min ago

Preview Russia may easily respond to the US withdrawal from the milestone INF Treaty by developing new types of land-based missiles, Vladimir Putin said, warning that Washington's decision to pull out “is one step towards an arms race.”
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Video: Syrian Army Is Set to Respond to Any Future Israeli Attacks

2 hours 42 min ago

The Syrian Armed Forces will respond by force to any Israeli attack on its bases as a part of new policy, which was adopted by the Syrian leadership following the incident with the Russian Il-20 plane last September, the Kuwaiti

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Canada Serves the US Empire…Again…and Again…

2 hours 44 min ago

Once again Canada clearly signals its vassal status in relations with the U.S.  The recent arrest and detention of Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies’ chief financial officer, demonstrates fully Canadian compliance with U.S. desires.

Canadian authorities, notably Foreign Affairs Minister

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Ottawa Sends Contradictory Messages on Arms Control

2 hours 46 min ago

Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME) is encouraged to hear that the Trudeau government is looking for ways to stop exporting armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia. However, this news comes on the heels of last week’s

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Israel: Ethnic Cleansing, Land Theft, Apartheid and Racism against Palestinians

2 hours 47 min ago

In recent weeks, racism against Palestinian people and the expansion of apartheid-Jim Crow policies have escalated. The Israeli lobby and its supporters attacked freedom of speech in the United States, showing how far they will go to prevent the US

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Why the US Senate Vote to End Yemen War Is So Important

2 hours 49 min ago

Last week something historic happened in the US Senate. For the first time in 45 years, a chamber of the US Congress voted to pull US forces from a military conflict under the 1973 War Powers Act.

While there is …

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Uganda electoral commission to gazette opposition party [The Morning Call]

2 hours 52 min ago

Uganda’s electoral commission says it is completing the verification process to have the main opposition party gazetted. Maj-Gen Mugisha Muntu, former president of Uganda’s main opposition party Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), had quit to form another political party in October.

The launch of his new party is planned for after Christmas.

We discuss the party politics in Uganda and what this means for the country.

Number of Gun Deaths in US at All Time High

2 hours 53 min ago

Deaths caused by firearms in the U.S. have reached the highest level in decades, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

According to the data, 39,773 people were killed by guns in the U.S. …

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‘Authoritarian surveillance tool’: Police scan faces of London Xmas shoppers in controversial trial

2 hours 54 min ago

Preview London’s Metropolitan Police have begun testing facial recognition technology on the capital’s Christmas shoppers, in a move that was attacked by a civil liberties campaigner as an “authoritarian surveillance tool.”
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Yellow Vest movement blowback to financial crisis that never ended – RT’s Keiser Report

3 hours 11 min ago

Preview Current events happening in France or the so-called #GiletsJaunes movement is a blowback of the financial crisis of 2008, say Max and Stacy from RT’s Keiser Report.
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‘I lost more than 10 pounds’: boxing referee feels remorse over tragic outcome of Stevenson bout

3 hours 29 min ago

Preview Boxing referee Michael Griffin, who officiated the tragic bout which left Canadian fighter Adonis Stevenson in a coma, says he has been haunted by the outcome and is struggling to come to terms with his role in the fight.

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Russia passes law to tackle foreign meddling in its elections

3 hours 34 min ago

Preview The Russian parliament has passed a law which says foreign organizations meddling in any kind of election in Russia may be declared ‘undesirable’ and ousted from the country. Election observers are exempt.
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‘Creation of Kosovo army is illegal & dangerous move that can lead to war’

3 hours 44 min ago

Preview If Pristina decides to push the army into northern Kosovo, which is mostly populated by Serbs, Serbia will have to act to protect its people, filmmaker Boris Malagurski told RT.
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