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Laurent Gbagbo: Ivory Coast ex-president detained pending appeal 17.1.2019 BBC: World
Laurent Gbagbo will remain in custody in The Hague after prosecutors appealed against his release.
‘Trump’s not smart!’: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace reveals the simple reason why the president ‘hates NATO’ 16.1.2019 Raw Story

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Tuesday explained the simple reason why Donald Trump despises the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Her comments came during a fiery exchange with Rick Stengel, the former Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy while a panel responded to a New York Times repo...

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‘A crisis like we’ve never seen’: Native communities shed light on shutdown’s disastrous impacts 16.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
In the first congressional hearing at which Native members of Congress were present, Democratic representatives on Tuesday heard directly from Native American communities that are being devastated by the ongoing partial government shutdown, which this week became the longest in U.S. history. Many groups — including veterans, TSA employees, and law enforcement — have been […]
Russia Wants the US to Withdraw From NATO, and Oddly Enough, So Does Donald Trump 16.1.2019 Little Green Footballs
If Donald Trump were an agent of the Kremlin, what sort of things would he do? Would he, for example, want to destroy the NATO alliance that has prevented Russia from military aggression against Europe for more than 70 years? Because, well, he does want that. And according to this new story in the Times, he's brought it up several times this year: Trump Discussed Pulling U.S. From NATO, Aides Say Amid New Concerns Over Russia . WASHINGTON — There are few things that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia desires more than the weakening of NATO, the military alliance among the United States, Europe and Canada that has deterred Soviet and Russian aggression for 70 years. Last year, President Trump suggested a move tantamount to destroying NATO: the withdrawal of the United States. Senior administration officials told The New York Times that several times over the course of 2018, Mr. Trump privately said he wanted to withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty ...
Trump’s Government Shutdown Furthers Native Genocide 15.1.2019 Truthout.com
The lack of treaty-guaranteed essential services has put Indigenous lives in peril.

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Trump Talked About Withdrawing U.S. From NATO, Aides Say 15.1.2019 Outside the Beltway
Donald Trump continues to appear to advocate ideas that harm American national interests and benefit Vladimir Putin. Draw your own conclusions as to why.
The Threat of Nuclear Weapons Is Truly Terrifying and No One Seems to be Paying Attention 15.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists subscription magazine at Taylor & Francis Online. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Jon Wolfsthal has spent much of his professional life working on nuclear arms control and nonproliferation and associated international security issues. In the second term of the […]
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Report: Trump Still Wants To Give Putin His Wish By Pulling Out Of NATO 15.1.2019 Crooks Liars
Now there's some reassuring news on Morning Joe this morning! "Kristin Welker asking Donald Trump a question, are you an agent of Russia, have you ever worked for Russia? The president finally after two days of brushing that question aside answered the question. But, my gosh, even more concerns arising, especially in the national security community and even some people working with Donald Trump have questions about why he behaves the way he does toward Vladimir Putin and now word coming out he was trying to pressure aides to give Vladimir Putin his biggest prize, and that is a withdrawal from NATO," Joe Scarborough said. "The New York Times is reporting alarm among national security officials who are fearful President Trump will attempt to withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Senior officials told the Times that Trump privately expressed his desire to pull out of NATO several times over the course of 2018," Mika said. "And by the way, Mika, that organization that was started after the ...
Trump’s Wall of Shame 15.1.2019 GregPalast.com

Trump's strategy as a president is to fuel the fears of Americans. The whole country suffers from the aggression and division. People are in need of hearing that decency and courage make sense again.

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Ivory Coast ex-President Gbagbo goes free at ICC court in The Hague 15.1.2019 BBC: World
Laurent Gbagbo was the first former head of state to go on trial at the International Criminal Court.
A Workers’ Struggle in India to ‘Make the Land Proud’ as Global Unrest Spreads 15.1.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
This has been one of the largest general strikes in the world, writes Vijay Prasad from Kerala, as social unrest grows in Morocco, Sudan, Nigeria and Los Angeles.  Workers Around the World Greet 2019 With Wave of Demonstrations By Vijay Prashad…Read more →
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NATO scrapped 70-year anniversary planned for DC — because of Donald Trump: NYT 15.1.2019 Raw Story

President Donald Trump’s frosty relationship with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) resulted in cancelation of a celebration involving heads of state, The New York Times reported Monday. Citing senior administration officials, The Times reported Trump privately said he wanted to wi...

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A Workers’ Struggle in India to ‘Make the Land Proud’ 15.1.2019 ConsortiumNews.com
This has been one of the largest general strikes in the world, writes Vijay Prasad from Kerala, in a roundup that also includes observations on Brazil and Palestine. By Vijay Prashad Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research Over two days—Jan. 8 and…Read more →
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Possible amendments to PM's Brexit deal 14.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
A guide to the amendments suggested by MPs to Theresa May's Brexit plan, ahead of the big vote on on Tuesday.
Brexit latest: I'm confused... what's happening? 12.1.2019 BBC: Front Page
Are you not sure what is going on in the UK? You're not alone. Here's a handy briefing.
Sudan worshippers turn on imam over protests against President Bashir 12.1.2019 BBC: World
"Lead us from this mosque!" one man tells the imam as protests against President Bashir grow.
Native health contractors choose to work without pay to care for community during shutdown 11.1.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The partial government shutdown forced employees with Native American Lifelines (NAL), a nonprofit contracted by the Indian Health Service (IHS), to make an impossible decision: work without pay or be laid off. The majority of staff chose the former. NAL employees, who provide a host of health services to Native Americans, are likely to miss […]
Richard Oakes led Native Americans to occupy Alcatraz in 1969 — his tragic story is finally being told 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The 1969 occupation of Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay is one of the most notable acts of political resistance in American Indian history. In Kent Blansett’s latest book, “A Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power Movement,” he captures the action as it happened: “Dressed...

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A mystery solved: Mueller subpoena targeted Russian law firm and their links to oligarch tied to Putin 10.1.2019 Raw Story

A law firm that’s been hired by a Russian oligarch and other Russian interests is involved in a challenge to special counsel Robert Mueller’s mysterious grand jury subpoena. CNN reported Wednesday that Alston & Bird, an international law firm with offices in the United States, Europe...

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Russia in Africa: Is it becoming a key player? 9.1.2019 BBC: World
Will Russia's renewed interest in Africa make it a key player in the continent?
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