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Fellow Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to Obama: Stain of US Torture Is Your Job to Repair

Written by on October 27, 2014 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
Fellow Nobel Peace Prize Laureates to Obama: Stain of US Torture Is Your Job to Repair

Twelve fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureates have written an open letter to President Barack Obama, urging the 2009 recipient of the award to finally close one of the “dark chapters” of recent U.S. history by first acknowledging, and then rejecting, the “flagrant use of torture and other violations of international law” that have been conducted in the name of “fighting terrorism” since 2001.

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Dozens of Civilians Killed by US-Led Bombing of Syria: Report

Written by on October 23, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Dozens of Civilians Killed by US-Led Bombing of Syria: Report

In addition to hundreds of fighters reported killed in month of airstrikes, women and children among the many innocent bystanders left dead

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Seven Years Later, Blackwater Guards Found Guilty of Massacre in Iraq

Written by on October 22, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Seven Years Later, Blackwater Guards Found Guilty of Massacre in Iraq

Critics say verdict is ‘step towards accountability’ but does not hold top-ranking Blackwater executives and U.S. government leaders responsible for war crimes

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I, Too, Cry Justice for Jennifer

Written by on October 21, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
I, Too, Cry Justice for Jennifer

Protesters shout ‘Justice for Jennifer’ during a rally at the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Thursday. Police in the Philippines filed murder charges on Wednesday against a U.S. Marine over the death of a transgender Filipino he met in a bar outside the former U.S. naval base at Subic Bay.

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Army Chief Reveals US Military Footprint Covers 75% of Countries on Earth

Written by on October 16, 2014 in Military with 0 Comments
Army Chief Reveals US Military Footprint Covers 75% of Countries on Earth

The United States military is sending hundreds more troops to join the thousands already in West Africa, helping tackle the Ebola crisis. Speaking on Wednesday, Rey Odierno, the Army chief-of-staff, for the first time revealed the full extent of America’s global military presence – saying it has troops stationed in over 150 countries worldwide – that’s three quarters of all countries on the planet.

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CIA’s Own Study Finds US Arming of Foreign Rebels a Failed Operation

Written by on October 15, 2014 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
CIA’s Own Study Finds US Arming of Foreign Rebels a Failed Operation

While the CIA continues to arm and train “moderate” Syrian rebels, a new, still-classified internal study obtained early by the New York Times finds that the agency’s gun-running tactics in conflict areas have almost never succeeded, the Times reported on Wednesday.

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How America “Wins” the Wars In Syria & Iraq

Written by on October 9, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
How America “Wins” the Wars In Syria & Iraq

Winning is in the eye of the beholder.

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Critics to Obama: ‘Draconian Cuts’ Have Been to US Public Services, Not War Budget

Written by on October 9, 2014 in Government, Military, Politics with 0 Comments
Critics to Obama: ‘Draconian Cuts’ Have Been to US Public Services, Not War Budget

With U.S. military spending at historic high, Obama slams ‘cuts’ as going too far

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Endless Flow of Weapons Fuels Endless War in Iraq and Syria

Written by on October 6, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Endless Flow of Weapons Fuels Endless War in Iraq and Syria

New report shows how flood of munitions from across the globe, including the United States, are making peace impossible in Middle East

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War! What Is It Good For? (Hint: These 4 Companies)

Written by on October 5, 2014 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
War! What Is It Good For? (Hint: These 4 Companies)

Led by Lockheed Martin, the biggest US defence companies are trading at record prices as shareholders reap rewards from escalating military conflicts around the world.

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10 Myths About Obama’s Latest War in Iraq and Syria

Written by on October 2, 2014 in Government, Military with 1 Comment
10 Myths About Obama’s Latest War in Iraq and Syria

He says the reality on the ground is far different from the propaganda coming out of Washington.Islamic State presents an immediate threat to the people of the U.S. In justifying air attacks on Syria on Sept. 23, President Barack Obama said, “We will not tolerate safe havens for terrorists who threaten our people.”

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Beheadings v. Drone Assassinations

Written by on October 1, 2014 in Government, Military with 2 Comments
Beheadings v. Drone Assassinations

As gruesome as the Islamic Front’s videotaped beheadings are, there is ambiguity over whether the U.S. government’s death-by-drone is any less horrific, with some victims crawling about with severed limbs and others just collateral damage, a moral dilemma addressed by ex-FBI official Coleen Rowley.

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Turn the Tables: Stopping Western Aggression in Syria

Written by on September 29, 2014 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
Turn the Tables: Stopping Western Aggression in Syria

As the US begins token airstrikes on both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border , the fighting capacity of the “Islamic State” or “ISIS,” has seen no visible setbacks. This is because ISIS is in fact the very proxy mercenaries intentionally created to fight the West’s proxy war against Iran and its arc of influence stretching from neighboring Iraq, through Syria, and into Lebanon.

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Ron Paul on Illegal Syria War, Terror Blowback and the Tea Party Hijacking

Written by on September 27, 2014 in Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Ron Paul on Illegal Syria War, Terror Blowback and the Tea Party Hijacking

On this episode of Breaking the Set, Abby Martin speaks with former Congressman and three time presidential candidate, Ron Paul, discussing his views on the ramifications of expanding the war against ISIS into Syria, how US foreign policy has exacerbated the growth of Islamic extremism, the hypocritical partnership with Saudi Arabia, and the marginalization of alternative views outside of the two party system.

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The Beginning of the End for Australian Freedom of Speech

The Beginning of the End for Australian Freedom of Speech

A summary of the chilling new anti-terrorism/freedom of speech laws introduced by the Abbott Government in Australia this week. George Orwell must be rolling in his grave… again. “Under the National Security Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2014, anyone including, “journalists, whistle-blowers and bloggers” – who “recklessly” disclose “information” … [that] relates to a special intelligence operation” will now face up to 10 years in jail for doing so.

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