Europe’s migration crisis claims another 46 lives in Aegean

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[A tragic end to another story about people fleeing the violence in Syria, that can in large part be blamed on NATO and its imperialist cohorts. The imperialist governments then have the gall… Continue reading

Israeli officials approve West Bank land expropriation

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[Another sickening move by Israel, proving to the world that they have zero regard for the rights or lives of the Palestinian people.  While the United States verbally condemns the actions of the… Continue reading

Isil ‘kidnaps at least 400 people’ in heavy clashes at key Syrian city

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[More barbarism from ISIS, an organization that has been propped up and supported in various ways by the United States and the Gulf States, especially Saudi Arabia. – NP] Isil ‘kidnaps at least… Continue reading

Six years on, quake-devastated Haiti mourns its dead

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[The reason the earthquake was so devastating to Haiti was the unfathomable poverty that exists there.  That poverty can, in large part, be blamed on the long history of interference and repression of… Continue reading

Iranians are no longer allowed to make the pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Iranians are no longer allowed to make the pilgrimage to Mecca. by Elaine Teng (https://newrepublic.com/) In a further escalation in tensions with Saudi Arabia, the Iranian government today banned its citizens from making the annual trip to Islam’s holiest city, a journey required at… Continue reading

Iran accuses Saudis of striking its Yemen embassy as tensions grow

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[Saudi Arabia is another face of Empire. This criminal act shows how Empire has no regard for international law. – NP] by Greg Botelho and Schams Elwazer, CNN (CNN) Iran’s government accused Saudi… Continue reading

The Storm That Will Unfreeze the North Pole

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by Robinson Meyer (the Atlantic) The sun has not risen above the North Pole since mid-September. The sea ice—flat, landlike, windswept, and stretching as far as the eye can see—has been bathed in… Continue reading

Hopes, and Homes, Crumbling on Indian Tea Plantations

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by Max Bearak (NYtimes.com) NAHORANI TEA ESTATE, India — For a century and a half, Madhu Munda’s forebears toiled on the same tea plantation that she lives and works on now. Belonging to… Continue reading

Ousted Burkina Faso President, Blaise Compaore Charged in Thomas Sankara Killing

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[Leftist reformer Sankara was murdered by a coup backed by the French imperialists. Another example of how imperialism works against any African leader who stands up for his people. -NP] Ousted Burkina Faso… Continue reading

8-10 million Iranians died over Great Famine caused by the British in late 1910s, documents reveal

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8-10 million Iranians died over Great Famine caused by the British in late 1910s, documents reveal by Sadegh Abbasi* (http://english.khamenei.ir/) One of the little-known chapters of history was the widespread famine in Iran… Continue reading

A People’s History of Churchillian Madness

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A People’s History of Churchillian Madness by ELLIOT MURPHY (counterpunch.org) This year marked the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, which is almost universally seen in Britain as purely… Continue reading

US-Led ISIS Coalition Hits a Syrian Army Camp in Deir Ezzor: 1 Soldier Killed

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[US imperialism has avoided bombing ISIS directly on many occasions, but has no problem bombing the Syrian army. This attack on the Syrian army represents an escalation of direct United States military intervention… Continue reading