September 19, 2019Headline, News

U.S. drone strike kills 30 pine nut farm workers in Afghanistan

JALALABAD (Reuters) – A U.S. drone strike intended to hit an Islamic State (IS) hideout in Afghanistan killed at least 30 civilians resting after a day’s labor in the fields, officials said on Thursday. The attack on Wednesday night also injured 40 people after accidentally...

September 17, 2019News

Why does the US have 800 military bases around the world?

The US has around 800 military bases in other countries, which costs an estimated $100 billion annually, a number that could be much higher depending on whether you count the bases still open in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is according to American University professor David Vine...

September 17, 2019Headline, News

Humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world

According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) the “severity of needs is deepening”, with the number of people in acute need, a staggering 27 per cent higher than last year, when it was already the most acute crisis on the globe. 2019 Humanitarian Needs...

September 16, 2019Headline, News

Drone Attack on Saudi Oil, Who Benefits?

Huge blazes were reported at two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia owned by Aramco. While Saudi authorities refused to assign blame, media outlets like the BBC immediately began insinuating either Yemen’s Houthis or Iran were responsible. The BBC in its article, “Saudi Arabia oil facilities...

September 15, 2019News

Saudi false-flag or Houthi drone attack? Oil prices to soar.

Update: The WSJ is out with an update hinting at just how much the price of oil is set to soar when trading reopens late on Sunday after the Saudi Houthi false-flag drone attack on the largest Saudi oil processing plant: Saudi Arabia is shutting down about half of its oil output after...

September 11, 2019Headline, News

Fire Did Not Cause 3rd Tower’s Collapse on 9/11, New Study Finds

On September 11, 2001, at 5:20 PM, the 47-story World Trade Center Building 7 collapsed into its footprint, falling more than 100 feet at the rate of gravity for 2.5 seconds of its seven-second destruction.   Despite calls for the evidence to be preserved, New York City officials...

September 11, 2019News

Rocket blast at US Embassy in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A rocket exploded at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States, but officials at the compound declared all-clear about an hour later and reported no injuries. A plume of smoke rose over...

September 11, 2019News

US drops 40 tons of bombs on IS-‘infested’ island in Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S.-led coalition says American warplanes have dropped 36,000 kilograms (40 tons) of bombs on an Island in the Tigris River “infested” with members of the Islamic State group. The coalition said F15 and F35 warplanes took part in the bombing on Qanus...

September 10, 2019News

Trump dismisses John Bolton

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. The two men offered opposing accounts on Bolton’s less than friendly...

September 9, 2019Headline, News

Breaking The Media Blackout on the Imprisonment of Julian Assange

The same media that has spent years dragging Assange’s name through the mud is now engaging in a blackout on his treatment. If you are waiting for corporate media pundits to defend freedom of the press, you’re going to be disappointed. The role of journalism in a democracy is publishing...

September 8, 2019Headline, News

Marchers ask Trump to ‘liberate’ Hong Kong, as clashes erupt

HONG KONG (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators in Hong Kong urged President Donald Trump to “liberate” the semiautonomous Chinese territory during a peaceful march to the U.S. Consulate on Sunday, but violence broke out later in the business and retail district as police fired tear gas...

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