Turkey couples IS bombing runs with striking Kurdish targets

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[This is an interesting development concerning both the fight against ISIS and the Kurdish struggle.  Up until this point Turkey has largely left ISIS alone, most likely because the group was serving a… Continue reading

PM says Israel not bound by Iran deal, will defend itself

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[Following the announcement of the nuclear deal with Iran, Israel’s head war-monger is livid. Of course this news comes as no surprise to most people. It is also a very real possibility that… Continue reading

Aden’s overwhelmed hospitals turn into hospices

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[Yet more tragedy caused by the interference of the imperialists in Yemen. “We must oppose foreign intervention in Yemen, especially by Empire. We must denounce the militarist policies of Empire, especially the United… Continue reading

Bangladesh arrests 12 suspected al Qaeda militants, weapons found

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[Al-Qaeda launched its South Asian branch last September, saying it would take its fight to Myanmar, Bangladesh and India. Make no mistake about what this means: We as Leading Lights are in a… Continue reading

Pakistan heat wave eases after more than 1,150 die

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[While global climate change will impact all of humanity, it is clear that those who will suffer the most live in the third world.  Under capitalism, the poor have always been made to… Continue reading

Pope’s Environment Encyclical: Francis Urges Revolution to Save Earth

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[As Leading Lights, the protection and preservation of the environment has always been one of our highest priorities. While Pope Francis’ definition of revolution certainly differs from ours, this still comes as welcome… Continue reading

CIA torture more ‘brutal and sadistic’ than Senate report disclosed

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[This is disturbing, but not at all surprising news about the infamous CIA torture program at Guantanamo Bay.  Even still, the imperialists continue to try to justify this barbarism on the grounds of… Continue reading

NGO accuses Israel of systematic abuse of Palestinian kids

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[For most people even remotely connected to the left, the abuse of Palestinian children by the hands of the Zionists has been blatantly evident for many years.  Although this article liberally uses terms… Continue reading

Turkey daily accuses authorities of smuggling jihadists to Syria

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[More evidence that NATO is not interested in defeating ISIS, but is using the terror group as a proxy to complete its dirty work in the region.  The imperialists will use every tactic… Continue reading

Who’s Driving the Rohingya into the Sea?

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[This is an interesting piece on the current migration crisis taking place in Asia.  If the author is correct, the mainstream western media is trying to avoid addressing some very serious issues involving… Continue reading

Nigeria paying $800 million to oil suppliers to end crisis

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[The current energy crisis in Nigeria is a prime example of how the parasitism of the first world works on underdeveloped countries. Nigeria is able to extract and export crude oil, but can’t… Continue reading

UN envoy: IS poised to become ‘serious threat’ in Libya

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[This article highlights why media literacy is so important. If you direct your attention to the third paragraph: “Libya has fragmented since the capital of Tripoli was overrun last year by Islamist-allied militias… Continue reading