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The World According to Ben Rhodes: Hypocrisy in Obama’s Foreign Policy 24.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
In a new book Obama’s deputy national security adviser opens up about Pentagon interference in policy, Obama’s political calculations and his own ignorance of the Middle East, as As’ad AbuKhalil explains in this review. By As`ad AbuKhalil Special to Consortium…Read more →
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Inside WikiLeaks: Working with the Publisher that Changed the World 20.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Italian journalist Stefania Maurizi has worked with WikiLeaks for nine years on the Podesta emails and other revelations. Here’s an insider’s view of the publisher that has incensed rulers around the world, desperate to hide their corruption. By Stefania Maurizi…Read more →
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Working with the Publisher that Changed the World 20.7.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Italian journalist Stefania Maurizi has worked with WikiLeaks for nine years on the Podesta emails and other revelations. Here’s an insider’s view of the publisher that has incensed rulers around the world, desperate to hide their corruption. By Stefania Maurizi…Read more →
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Basic Elements of Democracy 7.7.2018 The Moderate Voice

In a 2004 lecture at Hilla University for Humanistic Studies in Iraq, Stanford University professor Larry Diamond gives four basic elements of Democracy, and then he elaborates about them. Here are those four basic elements: 1. A political system for choosing and replacing the government through free and fair elections. 2. The active participation of […]

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Supreme Court Upholds Final Version Of Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban 26.6.2018 Outside the Beltway
In a ruling that largely relies on the authority granted by Congress to the President to regulate immigration on national security grounds, the Supreme Court has upheld the final version of the Administration's travel ban.
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The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Is 70 This Year — but Where’s the Justice for Chagos? 8.6.2018 Truthout.com
The Chagossians continue their struggle.

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Under Trump, US Contempt for International Law Intensifies 5.6.2018 Truthout.com
Reckless policies have increased the military's role.

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Airstrikes in eastern Syria reportedly kill at least 12 pro-government fighters 25.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Airstrikes overnight in eastern Syria killed at least 12 pro-government fighters, all reportedly foreign nationals, a war-monitoring group said Thursday.

The Syrian government-run media blamed the strikes on the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State extremists.

In Damascus, the the official...

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The U.S. and the Fate of the World 24.5.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
It may not be an exaggeration to say that the fate of civilization is up to Americans to sort out how they want to interact with the rest of the world, argues Inder Comar in this commentary. By Inder Comar…Read more →
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In Bahrain, a smoldering insurgency reveals the resilience of Iran’s proxy war 18.5.2018 Washington Post: World
A rebellion against the gulf kingdom’s rulers shows how Tehran has adapted its support for proxy groups in different Middle Eastern countries.
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The World Will Not Mourn the Decline of U.S. Hegemony 14.5.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Commentators on both right and left bemoan the decline of American global power under Donald Trump, but is that such a bad thing? asks Paul Street in this commentary. By Paul Street There are good reasons to bemoan the presence…Read more →
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VIPS Call on Senate Intel Panel to Vote Against Haspel 8.5.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
With torture-overseer Gina Haspel set to face the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday instead of a judge, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity urge committee members to vote against her nomination. MEMORANDUM FOR: Members of the Senate Select Committee on…Read more →
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Syria’s Kurds put IS on trial with focus on reconciliation 7.5.2018 Washington Post: World
The “Defense of the People” Court is an almost intimate place. Three judges — two men and a woman — sat behind a large desk. The defendant, a former Islamic State group fighter in Syria, faced them in a chair only a yard away, close enough for a conversation. A space heater in the center and mustard-colored couch and armchairs made the room even homier.
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Blackwater founder Erik Prince has cut a lucrative security-training deal with Chinese insiders. But is it against U.S. interests? 4.5.2018 Washington Post
Prince, a former Navy SEAL who created the security firm that played a major and controversial role in the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, is running a security college that trains Chinese military and security personnel to protect China’s economic interests abroad.
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Trump Just Blew Past Two Deadlines for Reporting How Many Civilians The US Kills 3.5.2018 Mother Jones
On Tuesday, the same day that 23 civilians were killed in suspected US-led coalition airstrikes in Syria, the Trump administration missed two deadlines for reporting civilian casualties from Ameican military and counterterrorism operations. “The failure to report on civilian casualties is a failure of accountability on the use of deadly force by this administration,” says […]
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Airstrikes kill 23 in IS-held territory in Syria 1.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Airstrikes killed at least 23 civilians on Tuesday in one of the last pockets of Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria, according to Syrian state media and an opposition-linked monitoring group, as U.S.-backed forces in the area announced they have resumed their campaign against the extremists.
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Syrian troops briefly take villages east of Euphrates river 30.4.2018 Washington Post: World
Syrian government forces on Sunday briefly captured four villages east of the Euphrates River in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour after rare clashes with U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters, then lost the area in a counteroffensive by the Kurdish-led force.
The Time is Now for Universal Jurisdiction 27.4.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
The time is right to revive the concept of “universal jurisdiction” — the idea that a person, whatever their nationality, can be called to account before the court of any civilized country for grave international crimes, argues Inder Comar. By…Read more →
How Many Millions Have Been Killed in America’s Post-9/11 Wars? Part 3: Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen 25.4.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
In the third and final part of his series, Nicolas JS Davies investigates the death toll of U.S. covert and proxy wars in Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen and underscores the importance of comprehensive war mortality studies. By Nicolas J…Read more →
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On the Silencing of Julian Assange 10.4.2018 ConsortiumNews.com
Legendary filmmaker and journalist John Pilger and Christine Assange, mother of Julian Assange, spoke to Dennis J. Bernstein and Randy Credico on April 5, about the latest attempt to silence the Wikileaks founder. By Dennis J Bernstein and Randy Credico…Read more →
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