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The second-most dangerous American 24.3.2018 Washington Post
The second-most dangerous American
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John Bolton, famously abrasive, is an experienced operator in the ‘swamp’ 24.3.2018 Washington Post
Like President Trump, the newly named national security adviser has traded insults with North Korean leaders, earning the label the “envoy of evil” and “rude human scum” from Kim Jung Il. But with a decades-long career, Bolton differs with the president on the knowledge he brings to his job.
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Bolivians demand access to sea at nationwide parades 24.3.2018 Washington Post: World
Bolivians staged demonstrations across the country on Friday to demand sea access for their landlocked country.
Trump does what he wants because partisanship means that nothing ever changes 23.3.2018 Washington Post: Politics
If your thermometer is Fox News and stagnant polling, why would you think you had made a wrong move?
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Justice Dept. charges 9 Iranians in massive hacking scheme 23.3.2018 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department on Friday announced charges against 9 Iranians in a government-sponsored hacking scheme that pilfered sensitive information from hundreds of universities, private companies and government agencies....
Noam Chomsky on the Populist Groundswell, US Elections and the Future of Humanity 23.3.2018
The country needs a functioning political party apparatus that grows from the grassroots, says renowned linguist Noam Chomsky. In this interview, he shares his thoughts on foreign policy, dissent in the internet age, public education, corporate predation, who's really messing with American elections, climate change and more. Noam Chomsky. (Photo: Jeanbaptisteparis ) Did you know? Truthout is a nonprofit publication and the vast majority of our budget comes from reader donations. It's easy to support our work -- click here to get started. We recently interviewed Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Laureate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. He shares his thoughts with the Institute for New Economic Thinking on foreign policy, dissent in the Internet age, public education, corporate predation, who's really messing with American elections, climate change, and more.  Lynn Parramore: You've been looking at politics ...
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Bolton may herald rightward shift in Trump's foreign policy 23.3.2018 AP Top News
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Bolton, President Donald Trump's incoming national security adviser - and his third to date - is a divisive foreign policy figure who was an unabashed supporter of the Iraq war and advocates regime change in Iran....
Rights group: US, UK arms to Saudi coalition harm Yemenis 23.3.2018 Washington Post: World
The flow of U.S. and U.K. arms to the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen has resulted in “enormous harm to Yemeni civilians” over the course of the conflict, an international rights watchdog said Friday as the stalemated war is about to enter its third year.
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Block Gina Haspel. Don’t reward her for torture. 23.3.2018 Washington Post
Block Gina Haspel. Don’t reward her for torture.
As the CLOUD Act sneaks into the omnibus, big tech butts heads with privacy advocates 23.3.2018 TechCrunch
As the House advances a 2,232 page spending bill meant to avert a government shutdown, privacy advocates and big tech companies aren’t seeing eye to eye about a small piece of legislation tucked away on page 2,212. The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act, a.k.a. the CLOUD Act (H.R.4943, S.2383) aims to simplify the way […]
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The Iraq War and the Crisis of a Disintegrating Global Order 23.3.2018
The following is a statement given by Inder Comar at a side event of the 37th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 15, 2018. By Inder Comar Democracy is dying. As we convene…Read more →
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How Many Millions of People Have Been Killed in America’s Post-9/11 Wars? – Part One: Iraq 23.3.2018
The numbers of casualties of U.S. wars since Sept. 11, 2001 have largely gone uncounted, but coming to terms with the true scale of the crimes committed remains an urgent moral, political and legal imperative, argues Nicolas J.S. Davies. By…Read more →
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Pakistan accuses India of making IWT ‘dysfunctional’ 22.3.2018 Hindu: Health

Pakistan on Thursday accused India of making the Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) “dysfunctional” and said it has taken up the matter with the World Bank.

The IWT was signed in 1960 after nine ye

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Reformer or War Criminal? Saudi Crown Prince Welcomed in US as Trump Touts Weapons Deals 22.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles

On Tuesday, President Trump met with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at the White House, where the two leaders finalized a $12.5 billion weapons deal. This comes less than a year after Trump announced a $110 billion arms deal with the Saudis. During the meeting, Trump held up posters of recent Saudi weapon purchases from the United States and said, "We make the best equipment in the world." Human rights groups warn the massive arms deal may make the United States complicit in war crimes committed in the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen. We speak with Al Jazeera's Mehdi Hasan and Medea Benjamin of CodePink.

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Tech tips for spotting birds -- and why we love to watch them 22.3.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
As you spot the great egret, one of the stalkers of Minnesota lakes and ponds, send a word of thanks skyward on the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that helped keep the species alive.
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The Latest: Lithuania leader eyes expelling Russian envoys 22.3.2018 Washington Post: World
The Latest on the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain (all times local):
Philippine police kill 13 drug suspects in daylong raids 22.3.2018 Hindu: International

Philippine police said they killed 13 drug suspects and arrested more than 100 suspected dealers and criminals in 24 hours of raids in a province with a record of bloody crackdowns.

The su

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Votes for Putin surged among Russians in the West 22.3.2018 Washington Post: World
Russians located in NATO countries cast more than 120,000 votes for Putin — an increase of almost 50 percent from 2012.
The U.S. glimpses possible common ground with Russia 21.3.2018 Washington Post: World
Trump’s pledge to hold arms control talks with Putin could begin reversal of breakdown in pacts limiting nuclear, conventional weapons.
From Cape Town to Cairo 21.3.2018 BBC: Business
Africa is hoping to agree a free trade deal encompassing the whole continent - but can it be done?
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