Washington’s Weak Hand in Syria By Tony Cartalucci

14 November 2018 — Land Destroyer
(Tony Cartalucci – NEO) – With Damascus and its allies firmly in control of Syria’s largest cities and the vast majority of Syrian territory west of the Euphrates – not only has the US-led proxy war against the nation failed – with Russian and Iranian forces involved indefinitely – the return of additional territory under Damascus’ control seems all but inevitable.

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Decoding the Hypersonic Putin on a Day of Remembrance By Pepe Escobar

13 November 2018 — Asia Times

Sitting alongside French President Macron during the 100th anniversary to commemorate the end of World War I, Putin and Trump stole the show in Paris

The Elysee Palace protocol was implacable. Nobody in Paris would be allowed to steal the spotlight away from the host, President Emmanuel Macron, during the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day marking the end of World War I.

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Media Lens: The Filter Bubble – Owen Jones And Con Coughlin

14 November 2018 — Media Lens

There is something dreamlike about the system of mass communication sometimes described as ‘mainstream media’. The self-described ‘rogue journalist’ and ‘guerrilla poet’ Caitlin Johnstone tweeted it well:

‘The Iraq invasion feels kind of like if your dad had stood up at the dinner table, cut off your sister’s head in front of everyone, gone right back to eating and never suffered any consequences, and everyone just kind of forgot about it and carried on life like it never happened.’

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 14 November 2018

14 November 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

New Study Finds Harmful Agricultural Pesticides in Rural New York State Homes

Despite the existence of chemical-free methods to eradicate pests, Americans use more than a billion pounds of agricultural pesticides per year. These chemicals are mostly out of sight and out of mind to unsuspecting homeowners, who are typically unaware of how to prevent potential harm – something new Cornell research is addressing. In a study […]

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America’s Withdrawal From The INF Treaty: Clear Reasons And Ulterior Motives By Vladimir KOZIN

14 November 2018 — Oriental Review

This year, the US has started to stress its intention of withdrawing from the 1987 INF Treaty not just because of Russia’s alleged non-compliance with it, but also because Asia has such delivery systems, particularly China. Donald Trump’s national security advisor, John Bolton, outlined Washington’s position during a recent visit to Moscow. The same message has previously been conveyed by the US president himself.

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Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Meet with New UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and UN Commission of Inquiry on Return Protests in Geneva

14 November 2018 — PCHR

On Monday, 12 November 2018, lawyer Raji Sourani, Director of the Palestinian center for Human Rights (PCHR) and ‘Issam Younis, Director of al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, met with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.  That was the first meeting to be held between the Palestinian human rights organizations and the new High Commissioner, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, who assumed her functions on 01 September 2018.

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Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) 8-13 November 2018

14 November 2018 — PCHR 

(08 – 13 November 2018)

New Israeli Military Esclation in the Gaza Strip:

–        The Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes, launching 197 missiles at civilian buildings and military sites belonging to Palestinian Armed Groups.

–        2 Palestinian civilians were killed and 20 others were wounded, including 5 children and 4 women.

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The Short War With Gaza Exposed Israel’s Weakness By Moon of Alabama – Updated

13 November 2018 — Moon of Alabama

Last week a ceasefire was agreed upon between Palestinian factions in Gaza and Israel:

The aim of the change, in a plan mediated by Egypt and with money supplied by Qatar, is to provide much-needed relief for Gaza, restore calm on the Israeli side of the border and avert another war.

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