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‘Putin’s Russia’ didn’t create the Ku Klux Klan
We need to have a conversation about Twitter threads. Especially examples where pseudo-'Russia experts' try to connect Moscow to every problem facing the United States (and the wider world). Because if you believe some of these clowns, before Vladimir Putin arrived on the political scene there was no Ku Klux Klan, no Nazis and n [...]
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The Hardening of Society and the Rise of Cultures of Cruelty in Neo-Fascist America
Dark Times are truly upon us. There will be an acceleration of acts of violence under the Trump administration and the conditions for eliminating this new stage of state violence will mean not only understanding the roots of neo-fascism in the United States, but also eliminating the economic, political, and cultural forces that [...]
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German Man Claims ‘He’s Fighting for Human Rights’ by Refusing to Pay Tax on TV
German pensioner Reinhard Dowe has been on hunger strike for five weeks. The 70-year old man doesn't want to pay the obligatory tax on television and radio, which, he believes, contradicts the German Constitution. Dowe has not paid the tax on TV and radio broadcasting (GEZ-Gebühr or Rundfunkbeitrag) for 1.5 years. [...]
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Is There Anything He Doesn’t Fund? Soros Closely Connected to DC Women’s March
Touted by the mainstream media and its organizers as a spontaneous, grassroots demonstration in support of female rights and other progressive causes, the Women's March on Washington drew over 500,000 to the streets of the US capital on January 21. [...]
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Nexit? Dutch Lawmaker Calls for Netherlands to Leave EU, Ban on Muslim Migrants
Controversial Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party has published a manifesto calling for an end to accepting refugees and immigration from Islamic nations, closing all mosques and banning the Koran, as well as for the Netherlands to leave the European Union. [...]
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Lawmakers, Peace Groups Team Up to Block ‘Disturbing’ US-Saudi Arms Deal
Anti-war advocates are launching an 11th-hour bid to stop U.S. Congress from approving a $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia in its fight against Houthi rebels in Yemen, which was announced earlier this month.Chief among them are the activist group CODEPINK and U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), [...]
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Brexit Blow to Massive EU-US Trade Deal, UK Major Importer From the US
The controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) to create the biggest trade union in the world between the US and the EU has been thrown into chaos following the Brexit referendum, because of Britain's importance to US exports. [...]
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Austria’s Withdrawal From EU ‘to Depend on Future Developments in Europe’
Today, Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz warned about the negative consequences of the current migration crisis and possible collapse of Europe. In an interview with Sputnik Austrian politician Johannes Hübner commented on this statement as well as prospects for Austria's withdrawal from the EU. [...]
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Secret of Austria’s Right-Wing Presidential Candidate’s Popularity Revealed
Politicians like Norbert Hofer, the Austrian presidential candidate from the Freedom Party of Austria, are becoming increasingly popular in Europe because people don’t like how the EU is being run. Petr Hájek, press secretary to the former Czech president Vaclav Klaus and head of the media portal Protiproud told Sputnik th [...]
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Americans Send The World A Plea For Help | PaulCraigRoberts.org
As The United States Descends Into A Gestapo Police/Warfare State, Americans Send The World A Plea For Help: Rescue Us From Our Criminal Government By Ceasing To Aid And Abet Washington’s Crimes. Since the end of the Cold War, the United States of America has systematically [...]
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In This Passionate Anti-Fracking Town, Civil Disobedience Just Became Protected Civic Duty
Order sanctioning citizen direct action called "one of the boldest moves to stop the natural gas industry's attacks on our communities, climate and democracy." For one community attempting to stop fracking wastewater injection wells, civil disobedience just became a sanctioned civic right. [...]
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Even the British govt’s own TTIP assessment says US-EU deal has ‘lots of risks and no benefit’
The British government’s sole assessment of the shadowy Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal indicates there are “lots of risks and no benefit,” according to documents seen by Global Justice Now. [...]
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‘Ditch Dodgy Dave’: Anti-Austerity Protest Brings 150,000 to the Streets of London
A protest calling on David Cameron to resign has brought more than 150,000 people onto the streets of London on Saturday afternoon.The March for Health, Homes, Jobs and Education was organized by activist group the People's Assembly Against Austerity. The demonstrators called for an end to austerity, and demanded that David Came [...]
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No Nuclear Security ‘So Long as Nuclear Weapons Exist,’ Say Activists
As world leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for the start of a Nuclear Security Summit, activists gathered in McPherson Square on Friday urging them to eliminate all nuclear weapons. Activists with the anti-nuclear group Global Zero rallied with a four-story inflatable missile, which they said represented one of t [...]
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Polish Constitutional Reforms Blasted as Undermining Democracy
Controversial changes to the Polish Constitutional Tribunal brought in by the Law and Justice (PiS) party, following its election in October 2015, have been blasted as "crippling" and undermining the basic principles of democracy. A report by the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe — a separate body from the European [...]
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600+ tractors in downtown Helsinki as Finnish farmers decry anti-Russian sanctions
Hundreds of tractors disrupted traffic in the Finnish capital on Friday, when thousands of farmers arrived in Helsinki to protest the catastrophic situation in the agricultural sector and ongoing sanctions against Russia. [...]
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Tens of thousands march in London in largest #StopTrident demo in decades
Protesters opposing the renewal of UK's costly nuclear deterrent, Trident, have taken to the streets of London. With a number of organizations participating, many young people are at the demo, saying there are better ways to spend taxpayers' billions. [...]
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