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Twenty-Eight Years of Continuous Aggression Against Iraq

2 hours 9 min ago

Jan 17th marks the 28th anniversary of the brutal and destructive war the United States’ administration and allies waged on Iraq in 1991. A war that was waged with the pretext of getting the Iraqi Army out of Kuwait,

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US Withdrawal from NATO Would Benefit Americans Most of All

2 hours 11 min ago

Alleged discussions between US President Donald Trump and his aides about a US withdrawal from NATO have been making headlines recently.

The New York Times in an article titled, “Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New

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Will Trump’s Arms Race Weaken or Strengthen the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership?

2 hours 12 min ago

As risky of a gambit as it is and contrary to conventional thinking on this topic, Trump’s arms race aims to weaken the Russian-Chinese Strategic Partnership by putting President Putin in the position where he has to choose between competing

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Britain’s Intrusive Surveillance Systems. “Pre-crime and Predictive Systems”. Reliance on Data-driven Surveillance and Algorithms

2 hours 14 min ago

Back in May 2017, I predicted that the police would be doing just that – predicting. I warned that Britain already has a reputation for deploying the most intrusive surveillance systems against its own people in the Western world. I

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Turkey ready to move into Kurdish-controlled Manbij 'without delay' – Erdogan to Trump

3 hours 24 min ago

Preview Turkey is ready to take over Manbij, a Kurdish-controlled town in Syria, "without delay," Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the US leader, denouncing a suicide blast that had killed four US Americans as a provocation.
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Video: Syrian Military Reinforces Positions in Northwestern Hama

3 hours 51 min ago

Units of the Tiger Forces have been deployed on a frontline near the militant-held town of Qalat al-Madiuq in northwestern Hama, several pro-government sources claimed on January 17 speculating that this is a sign of the upcoming offensive in the

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Israel Has Been Weakened by the War on Syria: Only 5% of the Iranian and Hezbollah Arsenal Has Been Destroyed in Syria

3 hours 53 min ago

Intelligence sources said “Israel wants Syria to return to the era before 2011 when the leaders of the country were less powerful and experienced than they are today after seven years of warfare, the delivery of Russian advanced equipment mostly

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Israel launches new barrage against 'Iranian' targets in Syria, warns against retaliation

3 hours 56 min ago

Preview Syrian air defense systems have repelled an attack in the skies over Damascus, state news agency SANA has reported. The Israeli army said it was attacking "Iranian Quds" forces and warned the Syrian military not to retaliate.
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Selected Articles: Neocon, Neoliberalism, Resistance

4 hours 7 min ago

While “Truth” is a powerful instrument, “the Lie” is generously funded by the lobby groups and corporate charities. And that is why we need the support of our readers.

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JFK, MLK, RFK, 50 Years of Suppressed History: New Evidence on Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy.

4 hours 14 min ago

January 21, 2019. Martin Luther King Day

First published by GR on November 15, 2013 coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, November 22, 1963). 

April 4, 2018 is the 50th Anniversary of Martin

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IOC knew Russian athletes were clean, but concealed evidence of their innocence – lawyer

5 hours 10 sec ago

Preview Russian athletes, falsely accused of a doping scheme at Sochi 2014, could’ve avoided career-ruining bans if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) didn’t conceal facts of their innocence, an athlete's lawyer told RT.
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Libyan journalists rally to condemn killing of RT’s video agency photographer (PHOTO, VIDEO)

20 January, 2019 - 23:07

Preview The death of acclaimed photographer, Mohamed Ben Khalifa, who worked with RT’s Ruptly and AP, had left his Libyan colleagues shaken as dozens of journalists took to the street to denounce violence against the media.
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Bombing St. Pete & sinking trade ships: ‘Deterrence’ plan of Estonian journo slammed in Moscow

20 January, 2019 - 22:46

Preview A major Estonian news outlet has run an opinion piece suggesting the country purchase a “missile system” that could hit Russia’s St. Petersburg as a means of ‘deterrence’. Moscow blasted the idea as a provocation.
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German arms manufacturer to sue govt over weapons deliveries’ halt to Saudi Arabia – report

20 January, 2019 - 21:24

Preview Berlin might face a lawsuit from one of Germany’s largest defense contractors, Rheinmetall, over its decision to halt all arms deals with Riyadh in the wake of the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Der Spiegel reports.
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IOC 'disappointed', decide against appeal as Olympic champion Legkov cleared of doping

20 January, 2019 - 20:35

Preview The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed its “disappointment” in the Swiss Federal Court Tribunal decision to clear Russian champion skier Alexander Legkov of doping and return his 2014 Sochi Olympics medals.
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Sheep, Moron! Cardi B and Tomi Lahren in Twitter spat over government shutdown

20 January, 2019 - 20:08

Preview Rapper Cardi B and right-wing commentator Tomi Lahren brought Democratic and Republican arguments to a dramatic Twitter squabble with both sides delivering blows about the government shutdown, the wall & taxes.
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8 peacekeepers killed in militant attack on UN base in Mali

20 January, 2019 - 19:48

Preview At least eight UN peacekeepers have been killed and many injured in a “major” assault on one of their bases in the northeastern Mali, where various Al-Qaeda and Islamic State-linked groups have been active.
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Failure to deliver Brexit would see ‘political tsunami’, Intl. Trade Secretary Fox warns

20 January, 2019 - 19:47

Preview Theresa May’s international trade secretary has joined his colleagues in painting a gloomy picture of the derailed Brexit consequences as the government and MPs are at loggerheads over the deal. Liam Fox warned of voter upheaval.
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“Below 1%”: The Monarch Butterfly Is Approaching Total and Irreversible Extinction

20 January, 2019 - 19:32

By Elias Marat The monarch butterfly, the majestic black-and-orange pollinator that once covered winter trees like leaves from the Baja California Peninsula up to California’s Central Coast, is...

Zimbabwean president, Emmerson Mnangagwa cancels Davos Forum to deal with crisis

20 January, 2019 - 18:53

Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa, has decided to skip the forthcoming World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland to be held between 22 and 25 January, 2019, and is heading back home “within the next 24 hours.”

In light of the economic situation, I will be returning home after a highly productive week of bilateral trade and investment meetings. We will be ably represented in Davos by Minister of Finance, Mthuli Ncube. The first priority is to get Zimbabwe calm, stable and working again.— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) January 20, 2019

With an online petition seeking to have him barred from Davos, as well as unconfirmed reports of his own party stalwarts clandestinely seeking to have him impeached back at home, President Mnangagwa has been left with little option but to cut short his stay abroad and head home.

Losing presidential candidate in the 2018 elections, Dr. Noah Manyika has welcomed reports that Mnangagwa has abandoned the Davos summit.

“It is the right things to do, if it’s true,” Manyika told Zimbabwean online portal ZOOMZimbabwe. “President Mnangagwa’s return must be followed by an immediate suspension of the fuel price hikes, disbanding of the Cabinet and reconstituting the Executive.”

new on #3mob] I am coming home – Mnanagagwa confirms he is skipping Davos https://t.co/upe1DtWTDc pic.twitter.com/x6uudadbeU— 3-mob.com (@ThreeMenOnABoat) January 20, 2019

President Emmerson Mnangagwa confirms he’s returning home after scrapping plan to go to Davos, citing ‘the economic situation’

Two things:

1) Who’s he addressing? Social media remains banned in Zimbabwe

2) Was economy in rude health when he left Zimbabwe? pic.twitter.com/u2zclLuuq3— ZimLive (@zimlive) January 20, 2019

President Mnangagwa is reported to have been convinced by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to head back home and extinguish the simmering heat. This comes after Mnangagwa ignored calls from Zimbabweans to abandon the Eurasia and Davos trip at the beginning of the week as tensions built up over hikes in fuel prices.

An online petition to Amnesty International entitled “Stop police and military brutality in Zimbabwe. Ban ED Mnangagwa from Davos” on the website change.org, created on 15 January, has attracted 59 990 signatures in just three days out of a target of 75 000 signatures.

It reads: “The president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has lost legitimacy. Zimbabweans are suffering and the government has launched a crack down on personal liberties. The economy is collapsing. Health delivery has collapsed, yet he continues travelling around the world in posh private jet. On 14th January 2019, protesters have been brutalised by Zimbabwean security forces. Live ammunition has been used againt civilians. Emmerson Mnangagwa must be stopped from traveling to Davos from 22-25 January 2019. The international community must stop propping up a dictator.”

President edmnangagwa skips #Davos to return home to fix economy and get Zimbabwe stable and calm. ZBCNewsonline InfoMinZW nickmangwana— Justin Mayor Mahlahla (@JustinMahlahla) January 20, 2019

Thabitha Khumalo, chairperson of the MDC, said organizers of the Davos meeting should seriously consider blocking Mnangagwa from attending the World Economic Forum. said Khumalo: “A lot of people globally have signed that petition requesting that E.D Mnangagwa must be denied permission to participate in the Davos meeting because what we are saying is that Zimbabwe is burning economically, socially, culturally, you name it. We are saying he must come back home and correct the ills that have engulfed our country.”

#Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has cut short his international trip and will miss Davos after violent protests erupted across the country.— Hamdi (@HamdiAlkhshali) January 20, 2019

Across the Limpopo in South Africa, main opposition party the Democratic Alliance has threatened to approach the International Criminal Court (ICC) if President Cyril Ramaphosa fails to intervene directly to stop the ongoing human rights violations by the Zimbabwean government.

The DA called on Ramaphosa on Sunday to reconsider his “quiet diplomacy 2.0” and advise Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa to stop the military clampdown on civilians.

#BREAKING Zimbabwe president ends foreign tour early after protests: statement— AFP Africa (@AFPAfrica) January 20, 2019

“The DA strongly believes that the human rights crisis currently obtaining in Zimbabwe is of sufficient gravity to warrant an ICC investigation because, according to the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, at least 12 people have been killed, 78 shot at and 240 faced assault, torture, inhumane and degrading treatment,” said Stevens Mokgalapa, the DA’s shadow minister for international relations and cooperation.

He added: “President Ramaphosa and his government seem intent on sitting on their hands over the Zimbabwe crisis in much the same manner as Thabo Mbeki’s failed diplomacy. In 2008, people were attacked and murdered with impunity in another state-sanctioned military clampdown targeting innocent civilians after a disputed election.

“Mbeki’s silence only served to worsen the human rights climate in Zimbabwe and led to a collapse of the economy, whose consequences are still being felt to this day with thousands of Zimbabweans flocking to South Africa to seek economic refugee.

“The DA will not stand by while Ramaphosa repeats a ‘Quiet Diplomacy 2.0’ strategy that is sure to produce the same results as Mbeki’s ill-thought foreign policy.”

Earlier today, online paper Zimlive.com reported that at least 35 Zanu PF MPs met at the party’s headquarters in Harare on Friday night, where war veterans’ leader Christopher Mutsvangwa laid out the plan, sources have said.

The rebels are said to be considering a wildcard candidate to take over. Legally, Vice Presidents Constantino Chiwenga or Kembo Mohadi, the other Vice President, would assume the presidency on an acting basis until Zanu PF nominates a replacement, who could be a new name.

The rebels are supported by Zanu PF heavyweights who were sidelined by Mnangagwa from his Cabinet, among them former Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa, Zanu PF chair Oppah Muchinguri and Obert Mpofu, the former Home Affairs Minister.

Manifestations au Zimbabwe: le président Mnangagwa interrompt une tournée à l‘étranger (officiel) https://t.co/tvbgcUsmXZ pic.twitter.com/xtCZy8r8Pu— RFI Afrique (@RFIAfrique) January 20, 2019

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