On December 31 2020, the newsrack service will be shut down permanently.

It has been a nice long run from the Sarai days in 2004 to being hosted on its own domain around 2006. Beside maintenance, there has been no real active development on the code or the features since early 2008. Since 2015, even all that maintenance was pretty bare bones. A lot of news sources no longer provide reliable RSS feeds and since mid 2018, there were growing issues with the service and I only kept it alive to assist a handful of users.

So, it is time to shut this down. The internet world in 2020 is vastly differently from 2003 when I first conceptualized this service. Thanks for using this all these years.

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User: newstrust Topic: Human Rights
Category: Human Rights Around the World :: Iraq
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Biden’s Pick for Secretary of State Has a Record of Militarism 24.11.2020 Truthout.com
Antony Blinken -- a backer of the Iraq War with right-wing views on Israel -- is a return to the status quo ...
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Biden’s Victory Does Not Guarantee a Progressive Agenda. We Must Fight for It. 23.11.2020 Truthout.com
Biden’s Victory Does Not Guarantee a Progressive Agenda. We Must Fight for It.
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Most Dem Voters Are to the Left of Biden on Foreign Policy. Can He Be Moved? 16.11.2020 Truthout.com
It is time to organize the necessary pressure to force the new president to adopt a less militaristic foreign ...
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‘Back at the head of the table’: A look at Biden’s foreign policy agenda 10.11.2020 Raw Story
US president-elect Joe Biden’s approach to diplomacy is diametrically opposed to that of the outgoing Donald Trump, known as he was to levy undiplomatic salvos at foreign leaders via social media. But one shouldn’t expect a wholesale revamp in substance when the veteran Democrat takes office in January. FRANCE 24 takes a closer look at […]
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The Art of the Weapons Deal in the Age of Trump 13.10.2020 Truthout.com
If Donald Trump is reelected, don’t expect U.S. sales to the Middle East -- or their murderous effects -- to ...
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Assange Faces Extradition for Exposing US War Crimes 11.10.2020 Truthout.com
Assange Faces Extradition for Exposing US War Crimes
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DNC Platform Condemns BDS But Not Israel’s Occupation of Palestine 7.8.2020 Truthout.com
The Democratic National Committee is ignoring 90 percent of its base to side with Trump and the GOP on Israel ...
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Trump blasted for naming ‘war criminal’ and Iran-Contra convict Elliott Abrams as Iran envoy 7.8.2020 Raw Story
Following the resignation Thursday of State Department Iran envoy Brian Hook, President Donald Trump named as his replacement current special representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams, a notorious warmonger and supporter of Latin American death squads who was convicted in 1991 of withholding information from Congress during the Iran-Contra scandal. “Like most Trump appointees, he is not fit for the position, and […]
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Trump’s Harsh Sanctions Lead to Iran-China Partnership 13.7.2020 Truthout.com
The new strategic partnership between Iran and China is the result of Trump’s punishing sanctions against ...
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Undercover in Trumplandia: How I found the limits of patriotism when I infiltrated the Tulsa MAGA rally 11.7.2020 Raw Story
It was June 20th and we antiwar vets had traveled all the way to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the midst of a pandemic to protest President Trump’s latest folly, an election 2020 rally where he was to parade his goods and pretend all was well with this country. We never planned to go inside the cavernous […]
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Undercover in Trumplandia: How I found the limits of patriotism when I infiltrated a MAGA rally 11.7.2020 Raw Story
It was June 20th and we antiwar vets had traveled all the way to Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the midst of a pandemic to protest President Trump’s latest folly, an election 2020 rally where he was to parade his goods and pretend all was well with this country. We never planned to go inside the cavernous […]
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US killing of Iran’s top general ‘unlawful’: UN expert 7.7.2020 Raw Story
The US drone strike that killed Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani was “unlawful”, the United Nations expert on extrajudicial killings concluded in a report released Tuesday. Agnes Callamard, the UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, concluded it was an “arbitrary killing” that violated the UN charter. The US had provided no evidence […]
Trump’s Illegal Use of Military Against Uprisings Portends Battles Ahead 11.6.2020 Truthout.com
Even as Trump withdraws troops, we must be prepared for if and when he does recall them to stamp out ...
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‘Lay down your arms’: Bronze Star-winner in Congress urges military to ‘be on the right side of history’ 2.6.2020 Raw Story
The United States military received a message from a decorated Congressman that would have seemed unthinkable just a week ago. Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA) served four tours of duty in Iraq, receiving the Bronze Star Medal and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for valor. Since 2015, Moulton has served as a member of […]
We are reaping what Trump has sown 30.5.2020 Raw Story
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House. I have […]
US Economic Sanctions Exacerbate Toll of Coronavirus in Iran 18.3.2020 Truthout.com
US Economic Sanctions Exacerbate Toll of Coronavirus in Iran
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Letters to the Editor: Julian Assange is having his rights violated. He should be released immediately 3.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A British judge is not even allowing Julian Assange to sit next to his lawyers in court. Instead of extraditing him to the U.S., Britain should free him.

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Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's calculating autocrat, dies at 91 25.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Hosni Mubarak for decades kept a cold peace with Israel and crushed political dissent at home until a 2011 protest movement drove him from power.

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Britain starts hearing US case for extraditing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange 24.2.2020 Raw Story
Britain on Monday starts hearing Washington’s extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a test case of media freedoms in the digital age and the limits of US justice. A ruling against Assange in the case could see the 48-year-old Australian jailed for 175 years if convicted on all 17 US Espionage Act charges […]
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Extradition of Assange Would Set a Dangerous Precedent 17.2.2020 Truthout.com
The Trump administration is using Assange as an example to warn journalists that they publish at their own ...
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