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Israelis Have Made Their Verdict Clear: Benjamin Netanyahu’s Time Is Up

By Jonathan Cook. -

For most Israelis, the general election on Tuesday was about one thing and one thing only. Not the economy, nor the occupation, nor even corruption scandals. It was about Benjamin Netanyahu. Should he head yet another far-right government, or [...]

US Bird Numbers Drop By Nearly Three Billion In 48 Years

By Tim Radford, Climate News Network. -

LONDON, 22 September, 2019 − America’s birds have taken wing. Ornithologists calculate that in the past 48 years, total US bird numbers, reckoned together with Canada’s, have fallen drastically. There are now 2.9 billion birds fewer haunting [...]

Trump Ordered By Judge To Testify In NY Protest Case

By Tal Axelrod, The Hill. -

A New York judge Friday ordered President Trump to answer questions in a civil suit involving a 2015 incident between protesters and his security guards. State Supreme Court Justice Doris Gonzalez ruled Trump must “appear for a videotaped [...]

New Study Documents Depleted Uranium Impacts On Children In Iraq

By David Swanson, Let's Try Democracy. -

In the years following 2003, the U.S. military dotted Iraq with over 500 military bases, many of them close to Iraqi cities. These cities suffered the impacts of bombs, bullets, chemical and other weapons, but also the environmental damage of [...]

Court Calls US ‘Enhanced Interrogation Techniques’ Torture

By Associated Press -

A federal court in San Francisco took the unusual step of using the word “torture” to describe the treatment of a Palestinian man while he was in CIA custody following the Sept. 11 attacks. “It’s the first time an appellate court, to my [...]

US Caused $4.5 Billion In Losses To Cuba Over The Last Year

By Staff, Telesur -

The U.S. economic blockade has caused over US$ 138.8 billion in losses to Cuba since the 1960s. Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez on Friday presented a report on the impact caused by the U.S .blockade policy on the Cuban economy over the [...]

“Color Revolution” Rehearsal In Bolivia Imitates Nicaragua’s Format

By Mision Verdad, Orinoco Tribune. -

These were part of the statements given by the president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Evo Morales, after the violent events that took place last Thursday, September 12, in the department of Santa Cruz, when a political activity [...]

Desperate Central Bankers Grab For More Power

By Ellen Brown, Web of Debt. -

Central bankers are acknowledging that they are out of ammunition. Mark Carney, the soon-to-be-retiring head of the Bank of England, said in a speech at the annual meeting of central bankers in August in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, “In the [...]

Exposing Wage Theft Is Without Fear Is Possible And Necessary

By Noreen Ahmed, NELP. -

For more than five weeks now, coal miners in Harlan County, Kentucky have been camped out on railroad tracks, blocking a train loaded with coal, to demand that their bankrupt employer pay them their owed wages. Their [...]

25 Ways The Canadian Health Care System Is Better Than Obamacare For The 2020 Elections

By Ralph Nader, Nader.org -

Costly complexity is baked into Obamacare, and although it has improved access to healthcare for some, tens of millions of Americans still cannot afford basic medical care for their family. No healthcare system is without problems but [...]

The Climate Crisis Means The Wrong People Are Running The World

By Tamara Pearson, Commondreams.org -

A sophisticated greenwashing industry has been evolving over the last few decades to not just mask the environmental destruction of corporations while passing the blame on to consumers, but to also present the climate crisis as a neutral and [...]

The US Has “Disappeared” More Than 42,000 Migrants. Where’s the Outrage?

By David L. Wilson, Truthout.org -

The most successful of Trump’s anti-immigrant measures up until now — and possibly the most vicious — hasn’t been getting the attention it deserves. In operation since late January, Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), originally called “Remain [...]

Houthi Rebels Overturned The Chessboard

By Pepe Escobar, Asiatimes.com -

We are the Houthis and we’re coming to town. With the spectacular attack on Abqaiq, Yemen’s Houthis have overturned the geopolitical chessboard in Southwest Asia – going as far as introducing a whole new dimension: the distinct possibility of [...]

The War On Yemen Has Failed; Time For Peace, Not More War

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J S Davies, Popular Resistance. -

On Saturday, September 14th, two oil refineries and other oil infrastructure in Saudi Arabia were hit and set ablaze by 18 drones and 7 cruise missiles, dramatically slashing Saudi Arabia’s oil production by half, from about ten million to five [...]

Iran To Avoid US Sanctions By Bypassing SWIFT, Ditching Dollar In Trade Transactions

By Tim Korso, Sputniknews.com -

The international SWIFT network banned Iranian banks from its system soon after the US imposed sanctions against the country in November 2018. The ban was preceded by Washington's threats to slap sanctions on the financial network too if it were [...]