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Ambulance Targeting Was Based On Turkish Disinformation

16-07-2016 08:11

It was an American-made helicopter abusing the name of a First Nations tribe which penetrated Syrian territory coming from Golan late June, in bright daylight approached a nameless Czech-made ambulance car, and fired a B7EV type air-to-ground missile killing a patient plus other inmates en route to a civilian hospital. One of many, too many casualties in a foreign-policy-fuelled war, it seemed, far too little a scandal to stand out among the daily dead – but now evidence leaked via the Alternative Intelligence Review site that this particular attack was triggered by Turkish surveillance authorities providing their Israeli counterparts with fake intelligence it would have been a senior Hamas operative wounded by insurgent snipers while seeking diplomatic contact with the Assad government. Yet instead Telaviv assassinated a Mongolian deli owner seeking stroke treatment.

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The Blair Bridge Project (& solidarity with Manning & Assange)

12-07-2016 06:59

Banner drop in Wrexham yesterday in the wake of Chilcot and in solidarity with
- imprisoned WikiLeaks whistleblower Chelsea Manning serving 35 years in a US military prison
- WikiLeaks Editor in Chief Julian Assange, now beginning his 5th year denied safe passage from his refuge in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, in what the UN has ruled to be arbitrary and unlawful detention.

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What Would Trump Fascism Look Like?

11-07-2016 21:09

The election of Mr. Trump would almost certainly lead to the end of US democracy and several disastrous wars.

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Trident month of direct action- video report

11-07-2016 10:27

Direct action video report

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Howard: Iraq-war was criminal

09-07-2016 15:05

in response to the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war in the United Kingdom, former intelligence official and now independent parliamentarian Andrew Wilkie has called for the prosecution of George Bush, Tony Blair and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard in an international war crimes trial.

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NATO decisions in Warsaw

09-07-2016 14:15

The decision to host the NATO Summit in Warsaw has turned Poland's largest metropolitan area into a military camp and a nightmare for the visitors and residents. Utilizing the unconstitutional anti-terrorist law that went into effect on July 1, the government has put Warsaw under terrorist alert, allowing for implementation of the harsh security measures previously possible only under the martial law.

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The European arms dealers profiting from the refugee crisis

04-07-2016 12:57

Major European arms dealers involved in selling arms to the Middle East are some of the same corporations now profiting from militarising EU’s borders, reveals a new report researched by the Dutch NGO Stop Wapenhandel and published by Transnational Institute. The report, Border Wars, examines the booming border security market that has emerged to take advantage of the EU’s announced goal of 'fighting illegal immigration'; and which has gathered pace in the wake of the arrival of thousands of refugees from war-torn Syria.

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UG#736 -Why 9/11 Is Still The Issue (Understanding Institutional Silence on 911)

04-07-2016 08:02

We begin with an excellent academic paper on the historical and legal matters surrounding 9/11. Amy Baker Benjamin asks why, given both any abundance of evidence, and ample historical precedent for the use of false flags to initiate wars, has the UN singularly failed to carry out any investigation into the US government's claims surrounding the events of Sep 11th? Any why does >99% of academic scholarship on the topic not tackle substantive issues such as who actually carried out 9/11 and on what grounds? In our second hour, we hear a recent interview with Chris Bollyn which connects more of the 9/11 dots, pointing the finger at Mossad.

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Communist Party of the Philippines supports state burial for Marcos

18-06-2016 14:41

Philippine President-elect Rodrigo Duterte announced in the wake of his election in May that he intended to grant the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a state burial in the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes Cemetery). Preparations are now being made for a state funeral on September 11, the 99th birth anniversary of the former president.

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Occupation-Era Constitution Invalid: Special Observer

15-06-2016 19:50

United Nations Special Observer for Occupation Cessations Mok Ni Lim at a press briefing in Darwin, Australia concluded a round trip to the Pacific island of Samoa with the diagnosis that the nation´s indigenous language constitution left behind from the military occupation period is to be considered legally invalid. Samoa recently experienced foreign troops pulled out as part of a regional reshuffle, leaving the island without military presence as there are bigger deployments within the area. The community has since struggled with the political desire for independence on one hand and a hangover from the loss of vassal revenues through foreign military spending on the other. Lim said even if there was a reliable environment setting the belief that troops could not return more likely than otherwise, the occupation-era wording was as unsuitable to assert independence as a wet paint sign in a gold rush.

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Akbayan rejects Chinese call for dropping West Philippine Sea arbitration

13-06-2016 12:54

With the upcoming commemoration of Philippine Independence, Akbayan party-list today called on government to hold steadfast in pursuing the arbitration case filed on the UNCLOS regarding Chinese occupation of the Scarborough shoal in the West Philippine Sea.