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4 ways India is putting its own interests before Washington’s

India appears to be defying every foreign policy goal relentlessly pursued by the US, stubbornly striking deals with nations Washington is trying to isolate from global trade. Russia, Iran and now Venezuela – all among the top targets of Washington’s aggressive rhetoric and sanctions – are also among the nations India has been refusing to […]

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Coups are Peace, Censorship is Trust, Intolerance is Love: 3 Orwellian slogans Western leaders adore

Exactly 70 years after George Orwell’s 1984 came out, most fancy themselves smart to totalitarian doublespeak. But perverse lies need no torchlight or mass rallies, just a tailored suit, complacent media and a docile populace.

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Trump Causes Twitterstorm by Accidentally Praising ‘Abolition of Human Rights’

The US president does not cease to delight online users, who closely watch his every step and wait for a chance to tear into him. Following a piece of toilet paper sticking to his shoe, numerous lapses on his Twitter account, including the almost legendary covfefe, a new mistake by Trump has let netizens cry […]

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Pro-war ‘Trump circus’: Veteran reporter quits NBC with biting critique of corporate newsroom

NBC News has given endless war and ‘destructive’ intelligence agencies a free pass, all while fixating on around-the-clock Trump hysteria, a veteran national security reporter wrote in a biting farewell message to his colleagues.

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Assange Should Not Be Prosecuted for Hillary Clinton Email Hack – Trump Lawyer

Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s lawyer and a former NYC mayor, insisted that the media is allowed to publish hacked classified information for the purpose of informing the public. He drew parallels with the case of Hillary Clinton, who WikiLeaks claim received questions for the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primary debate with Bernie Sanders.

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‘He did nothing wrong’: Giuliani defends Assange’s decision to publish Hillary campaign emails

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange did nothing wrong by publishing Hillary Clinton’s campaign emails, just like the US mainstream media wasn’t punished for publishing the Pentagon Papers, ex-NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani said.

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Trump Says He Doesn’t Know Anything About Assange Amid Alleged Secret Indictment

A few days ago CNBC reported that the US Justice Department had prepared to indict WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, although it remains unclear whether any charges had already been filed. US President Donald Trump said that he didn’t know “much” about Julian Assange when reporters outside the White House asked him whether the whistle-blower should […]

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Why America Just Goes On Collapsing – Eudaimonia and Co

America Doesn’t Have a True Political Opposition That Offers a New Social Contract — And the Price is Collapse. The day after the election. Another mass shooting. A reporter “banned.” A dubious appointment to high office. Demonization and scapegoating — “they’ve invading us!” — redoubled and unabated.

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The Power That Must be Resisted

“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.” When the outright fascist Jair Bolsonaro won the Brazilian presidency in October, […]

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Migration not a ‘human right’: Austria refuses to join global UN-backed migration pact

Austria has announced that it would back out of a UN pact on international cooperation on migration, arguing that the document is inadequate for managing global migration flows and could undermine Austria’s sovereignty.

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Social network Gab to lose hosting after getting blamed for synagogue shooting

Social media platform Gab, where the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter had a page, is about to lose its hosting provider. Gab is being widely accused of enabling the shooting. Joyent, Gab’s hosting provider, sent it a warning message that because of an unspecified “breach of the Joyent Terms of Service,” it will be pulling the plug […]

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Google will ‘de-rank’ RT articles to make them harder to find – Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt says that Google will “engineer” specific algorithms to make RT and Sputnik less prominent on the search engine’s news feeds. “We are working on detecting and de-ranking those kinds of sites – it’s basically RT and Sputnik,” Schmidt said during a Q & A session at the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada on Saturday, […]

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‘Land of censorship & home of the fake’: Alternative voices on Facebook and Twitter’s crackdown

Alternative voices online are incensed after Facebook and Twitter closed down hundreds of political media pages ahead of November’s crucial midterm elections. Facebook says they broke its spam rules, they say it’s censorship.

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Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry Reaffirms Asylum for WikiLeaks Founder Assange

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia Amores on Friday reaffirmed the country’s decision to grant asylum to the WikiLeaks whistleblowing website’s founder, Julian Assange.

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Trump signs law allowing US authorities to shoot down private drones without warrants

US authorities are now allowed to shoot down personal drones if they deem them to be a threat, thanks to a new bill which has been signed by President Donald Trump. But critics say the law could be easily abused. The FAA Reauthorization Act, signed by Trump on Friday, includes several points which are aimed […]

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