Video: The Empire Files: Examining the Syrian War Chessboard

24 January 2016 — The Real News Network

The Empire Files: Examining the Syrian War Chessboard

Having gone far beyond an internal political struggle, the war is marked by a complex array of forces that the U.S. Empire hopes to command. Abby Martin interviews Vijay Prashad, professor of International Studies at Trinity College and author of Arab Spring, Libyan Winter.

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Statewatch: Refugee crisis in the Med and inside the EU: 25 January 2016 (02/16)

25 January 2015 — Statewatch.org/  • e-mail: office@statewatch.org

Statewatch: Refugee crisis in the Med and inside the EU: 25 January 2016 (02/16)

See Contents list below or Access as a pdf file here: http://www.statewatch.org/news/2016/jan/e-mail-refugees-25-1-16.pdf
See: Observatory: EU refugee crisis – a humanitarian emergency
See also regularly updated: European Commission: “State of Play”: Refugee crisis: Statistics: Sept 2015 ongoing

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British arms companies ramp up bomb sales to Saudi Arabia by 100 times despite air strikes on civilians By Newpower

25 January 2016 — Newpower

British arms companies ramp up bomb sales to Saudi Arabia by 100 times despite air strikes on civilians

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[Empire armed to the teeth to impose its will on the Middle East. – NP] (http://www.independent.co.uk/)

The United Nations has said Saudi Arabia is disproportionately killing civilians in its military operation in Yemen

by Jon Stone

British arms companies have cashed-in on Saudi Arabia’s military campaign in Yemen by ramping up arms sales to the country’s autocratic government by over a hundred times, new figures show.

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