The Ghosts of 1918

One hundred years after the end of World War I, international affairs appear in many ways to be coming full circle. ON NOVEMBER 11, Europe will mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Though it has been overshadowed by World War II in popular memory, the Great War, as it was known, …

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The Chinese-Indian “Great Game” in East Africa

Introduction China and India are actively competing with one another in East Africa, though this struggle for influence has largely failed to attract significant global attention. Both Great Powers are reluctant to recognize this in order to preserve their superficial and largely limited partnership through BRICS, while the US and its Mainstream Media partners don’t …

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The Kanye Effect: Black Americans Declaring Allegiance to Trump May Mean Disaster for Democrats

With Midterms around the corner, some Black voters are tearing up their Democratic memberships, arguing the party no longer has their best interests at heart. Is this a new political trend or a mere flash in the pan for the GOP? At least since the 1960s, following a raft of civil rights legislation put forward …

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Trump’s Alliance with Body-Choppers, Death Squads and Child Killers: Saudi Arabia, Brazil and Israel

Introduction In recent weeks the White House has embraced the contemporary version of the world’s most murderous regimes. President Trump has embraced the Saudi Arabian “Prince of Death” Mohammad bin Salman who has graduated from chopping hands and heads in public plazas to dismembering bodies in overseas consulates – the case of Jamal Khashoggi. The …

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The “Tropical Trump” Topped the Polls Because of the US’ Hybrid War on Brazil

Right-wing Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro’s strong showing in the first round of elections earlier this month might see the “Tropical Trump” win the second one. The firebrand populist narrowly missed winning the first round outright after clinching a surprising 46% of the vote and is now on track to possibly trounce his leftist competitor …

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Boycott Facebook, Twitter, and Google. Here’s Why

NATO — the neoconservatives, the marketeers for firms such as Lockheed Martin and BAE — has taken over the social-media giants and much of online international ‘news’-reporting, including that of virtually all independent news-sites and blogs. Facebook, Twitter, and Google, in recent days, delivered what might be the death-blows. NATO’s main PR agency, think-tank, and …

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A traditional Arabic salad of chopped tomato and cucumber has been renamed Israeli salad in Israel (Flickr)

Food, Art and Literature: How Israel Is Stealing Arab Culture

As a settler-colonial country, Israel has industriously sought to erase the existence of the people indigenous to the land it occupies, so as to better appropriate aspects of their culture that make it “local”, rather than implanted.  Since food is historically a place-based cultural production, Israeli cuisine prides itself not on bagels, lox or gefilte …

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Coconut Oil: 80 Reasons to Add It to Your Stockpile

Coconut oil is a shelf stable product that really does it all. This pantry item can be used (nutritiously) in place of butter, shortening, and cooking oil, and then pressed into duty as a health and beauty aid. Coconut oil is loaded with healthy fats. Sometimes people who are seeking a healthier lifestyle make the mistake …

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