Charlottesville – the rise of US fascism & the destabilisation of US politics

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The violent movement by US fascists, seen in the death and violence in Charlottesville, is immediately due to the encouragement to them given by the policies of the Trump administration and its links with the alt-Right. But behind that lies the destabilisation of US politics by economic neo-liberalism ever since Reagan.

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أغسطس 14th, 2017

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The ‘Anglo-Saxon’ Political Crisis – from Reagan & Thatcher to Trump & Brexit

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​Every day the media reports deepening political destabilisation gripping both major ‘Anglo Saxon’ countries – the US and UK.  Most important for the world, of course, is US political instability where almost daily crises hit the Trump administration – resignation of the President’s Chief of Staff, sacking of the head of the FBI, public attacks by […]

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American Military support for Lebanon

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Ambassador Elizabeth Richard participated today in the delivery of eight M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and armored field artillery ammunition supply vehicles to the Lebanese Armed Forces at Port Beirut. These are the very first of a total shipment of 32 Bradleys that will be delivered in the coming months. This contribution to the Lebanese Armed […]

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أغسطس 14th, 2017

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How Former ‘Islamic State’ Militants Wind Up In Ukraine

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The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is, for most people, a symbol of ultimate evil. Formed around a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam, the “state” is widely recognized as a terrorist organization guilty of mass war crimes and ethnic cleansing. Fears of ISIS spreading are common throughout Europe. But ISIS may already have […]

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Understanding the Chinese-Russian alliance

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ALEXANDER MERCOURIS The summit meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Putin in advance of the G20 meeting in Hamburg is the latest expression of the Chinese-Russian alliance which is reshaping the modern world. As my colleague Adam Garrie has rightly written, the meetings yesterday and today in Moscow between Presidents Xi Jinping […]

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Slovenia Offers to Host Russia-US Summit

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On February 10, Russian President Vladimir Putin held talks with President of Slovenia Borut Pahor, who was in Russia on an official visit. The leaders exchanged views on key regional and international issues and signed a host of documents to boost the cordial and mutually beneficial bilateral relations. Putin visited Slovenia in July to confer for hours in private with President Pahor. […]

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مارس 1st, 2017

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NEW BRAZILIAN REAR ADMIRAL AT THE HELM OF UNIFIL MTF

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Rear Admiral Sergio Fernando de Amaral Chaves Jr. of Brazil assumed that command of UNIFIL’s Maritime Task Force (MTF) from his predecessor, Rear Admiral Claudio Henrique Mello de Almeida, amidst a handover ceremony organized at the Beirut Port today. Addressing the ceremony, UNIFIL Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Michael Beary said the MTF […]

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مارس 1st, 2017

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UN Security Council fails to adopt resolution on Syria sanctions

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UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — The UN Security Council on Tuesday failed to adopt a draft resolution aiming to impose sanctions over alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria as Russia and China vetoed it. For the resolution drafted by Britain, France and the United States, nine council members voted in favor. Two veto-wielding […]

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Mike Pompeo, The New Director Of The CIA

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Moments after Donald Trump offered the Attorney General spot to senator Jeff Sessions (which he promptly accepted), it was announced that Trump had also picked rep. Mike Pompeo as CIA director, who likewise accepted. The selection of Pompeo, a three-term Republican from Wichita, started earlier this week when he met with Donald Trump, according to […]

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نوفمبر 18th, 2016

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US Uranium Weapons Have Been Used in Syria

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This month, the Pentagon admitted it has used uranium weapons in attacks inside Syria — violating its public promise last year that it would not use DU there, and contradicting the claim that US bombing is done in defense of the Syrian people, according to the Int’l Campaign to Ban Uranium Weapons. Like the Pentagon’s […]

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أكتوبر 30th, 2016

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