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Daesh and the West’s Solid Stench of Death

Whenever Daesh adds to its tragic litany of "lone wolf" and/or "network" attacks – in Manchester, Paris, London, Nice, Berlin – the West rages against those "evil losers" (copyright Donald Trump). Whenever the West's formidable military machine adds to its tragic litany of "collateral damage" – in Libya, Yemen, Somalia, the tribal areas in Pakistan – silence reigns. …

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Trump Meets the New Leader of the Secular World – Pope Francis

After two days lecturing a collection of head-choppers, dictators, torturers and land thieves, Donald Trump at last met a good guy on Wednesday. Pope Francis didn’t ask for a $100bn (£77.2bn) arms deal for the Vatican. He wouldn’t go to war with Iran. He didn’t take the Sunni Muslim side against the Shia Muslim side in the next Middle East conflict. He …

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NATO: Global Hegemony in the Guise of “Collective Defense”

They always talk about "Russian threat". It was not long ago that another ambitious power cited Russia as a threat and invoked “collective defense” to justify what would become a contest between nations leaving tens of millions dead and entire countries in ruins. Nazi Germany’s leader, Adolf Hitler would claim regarding his decision to invade …

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‘Getting Trump’ with the New McCarthyism

Yes, I get it. A lot of people want to remove Donald Trump from the presidency for a lot of understandable reasons: his breathtaking incompetence, his relentless narcissism, his destructive policies, etc. But he was elected under the U.S. constitutional system. He may have lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton by nearly three million …

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A government troop gestures to people evacuating Marawi city, southern Philippines May 24, 2017. © Romeo Ranoco / Reuters

Social Media Reveals Chaos in Philippines as ISIS Battle Government Forces

Photographs and videos shared across social media platforms are revealing utter chaos in the Philippines city of Marawi as government forces and militants linked to Islamic State battle for control. Marawi, which is colloquially known as the ‘Islamic city’ is the focal point of a dramatic outbreak of violence on the archipelago’s southern island of …

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Department of Defense Audit Reveals US Lost Track of $1 Billion Worth of Weapons

The US military lost track of $1 billion worth of arms bound for Iraq and Kuwait, according to a US Department of Defense audit obtained by Amnesty International. The government audit, from September 2016, reveals that the DoD “did not have accurate, up-to-date records on the quantity and location” of a vast amount of equipment …

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2016 Documentary Looks at America’s “National Bird”

They see everything, they can kill you with impunity and they may be coming to a battlefield or suburb near you. Filmmaker Sonia Kennebeck, in her debut documentary film, National Bird, examines America’s use of flying unmanned drones in our wars overseas, their effect on drone operators and what it means for the future of …

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Worried about Clogged Arteries? Drink This.

Millions take toxic cholesterol and blood pressure lowering drugs that may do nothing to reduce heart disease specific mortality. Pomegranate juice, on the other hand, actually reverses underlying pathologies of the cardiovascular system that lead to bypass surgeries and heart attacks.  One of the most amazing clinical studies ever performed has been hidden away behind a pay …

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