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Decades-long investigation into Bermuda Triangle finally explains mysterious disappearances
British oceanographers have concluded a decades-long investigation into the Bermuda Triangle and finally determined what is behind the hundreds of mysterious disappearances in the region. The mysterious 700,000sqm triangle, stretching between the tip of Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda, and has been the center of public fascina [...]
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‘Dehumanized, discounted, marginalized’: Syria’s victors defying airbrushed US narrative
The war in Syria has lasted more than seven years, bringing with it a devastation and bloodshed which has thrown a prosperous and stable Middle Eastern nation into chaos and uncertainty. In the West we are used to reading a history of such conflicts written by the victor. [...]
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Russia ‘Novichok’ Hysteria Proves Politicians and Media Haven’t Learned the Lessons of Iraq
The current state of anti-Russia hysteria is reminiscent of earlier dark chapters of American history, including the rush to war in Iraq of the early 2000s and McCarthyism of the 1950s, Patrick Henningsen observes. If there’s one thing to be gleaned from the current atmosphere of anti-Russian hysteria in the West, it’s that [...]
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US and EU failed to impose ‘pet president’ on Russia, says Duma speaker
The speaker of the Russian lower house has said the West’s sanctions policy has been a response to Moscow's increased competitiveness, and had crashed Western plans to put a “tame and obedient” president in the Kremlin. “It is completely obvious that Russia is a very inconvenient competitor for them in many spheres, and [...]
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Vietnam’s Lessons and the U.S. Culture of Violence
In the wake of another deadly school shooting in Florida, the lessons of past massacres in Vietnam can teach us about U.S. violence and the need to reform unchecked gun culture, discusses Lawrence Davidson. Back in October 2016 I wrote an analysis entitled “Are Humans Natural-Born Killers?” It described and commented on r [...]
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Haiti and America’s Historic Debt
From the Archive: President Trump says his “tough” language on immigration, which reportedly included decrying “shithole” nations, didn’t apply to Haiti but he appears to know little of America’s debt to Haiti, which Robert Parry described in 2010. In 2010, when announcing emergency help for Haiti after a devastat [...]
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Final JFK Assassination Files to be Released on Thursday
Twenty-nine years after the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy, the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 was passed, requiring the government to disclose all US government records related to the Kennedy assassination within 25 years. The final deadline is October 26, 2017. [...]
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News Travels Fast: Kiev Furious Over Daily Mail Statement That Crimea is Russian
The Ukrainian Embassy in the UK has issued a sharp criticism of the Daily Mail, which ran a story effectively recognizing the city of Sevastopol and the Crimean Peninsula as Russian territory. On Monday, the Daily Mail ran a small piece about a WWII-era German parachute mine that was discovered in the port city of Sevastopo [...]
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Stephen Hawking Fears He’s More Welcome in Space Than Trump’s America
Stephen Hawking says he fears he "may not be welcome" in the United States during the Trump administration's time in the Oval Office, due to their contradicting beliefs on climate change. Speaking on ITV's Good Morning Britain with television host Piers Morgan on Monday, March 20, the eminent physicist expressed his concer [...]
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A Log in Your Own Eye: Decades of US Meddling in Foreign Elections
The obsessive condemnation of still unconfirmed Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election is a classic case of “do as I say, not as I do,” where the US politicians and media seem to have developed both long and short-term memory loss when it comes to American meddling in foreign elections. [...]
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American Empire: An Act of Collective Madness
AMERICAN EMPIRE is a documentary about the hidden forces that are controlling America and the world, and how it affects you, your children and your grandchildren. The best way to get the truth these days is not from the media. It’s from documentaries like this. In this gripping film people are willing to reveal information [...]
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Gorbachev: 7 Things You May Not Know About the Last Soviet Leader
The first president and the last leader of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev celebrates its 85th birthday on Wednesday, March 2. Gorbachev has been praised by millions around the world – especially in the West — as the man who put Russia on the road to democracy and ended the Cold War. [...]
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Compared to Rest of World Americans Are Delusional, Prudish, Selfish Religious Nuts: Study
We have some fairly odd opinions. Cultural differences exist across borders, and because monoliths are mostly fantasies, often within them, too. That said, America, in particular, is culturally perplexing, and even confounding, to a lot of the rest of the world. I am not, as Americans are wont to do, laboring under the delusion [...]
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The Occupation of the American Mind, Documented
Harriet Beecher Stowe is reputed — in Stowe family legend at least — to have been greeted by President Lincoln with, “Is this the little woman who made this great war?”Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Stowe’s novel that dramatized government-sanctioned human bondage, is credited, somewhat fancifully, with moving American public op [...]
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In War and Peace: Five Corporations That Changed the World
Presented below are five global corporations that are at the forefront of serving their countries in times of war and peace. BOEING The American corporation Boeing is one of the largest international industrial groups, specializing in the production of aviation, space and defense technology. The corporation was founded in the [...]
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