Washington’s Deep-seated Aversion to Independent States: Selected Articles

25 September 2017 — Global Research

North Korea versus the United States: Who are the Demons? North Korea Lost 30% of Its Population as a Result of US Bombings in the 1950s

            By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, September 25, 2017

What most people in America do not know –and which is particularly relevant when assessing the “threats” of the DPRK to World peace– is that North Korea lost thirty percent of its population as a result of  US led bombings in the 1950s. US military sources confirm that 20 percent of North Korea’s population was killed off over a three period of intensive bombings. Continue reading

Facing Irma in Cuba: “¡Saldremos adelante!” (“We Can Only Move Forward!”) By Arnold August

25 September 2017 — Global Research

“Saldremos adelante!” (“We can only move forward!”). This is what a colleague exclaimed during one of my several phone calls to Havana in the days after Irma unleashed its wrath on the capital.

Others, when asked how they, their families, colleagues and neighbours were faring, declared in a similar manner, “We are fighters,” “We are never defeated” and “We are in the battle for recovery.”

Despite this attitude, they were unanimous in their emphasis that Cuba’s situation is “critical,” having suffered the most devastating hurricane in about 85 years. This coincides with Raúl Castro’s message to the people, when he said, Continue reading

Bombshell Report Catches Pentagon Falsifying Paperwork For Weapons Transfers To Syrian Rebels by Tyler Durden

13 September 2017 — Zero Hedge

A new bombshell joint report issued by two international weapons monitoring groups Tuesday confirms that the Pentagon continues to ship record breaking amounts of weaponry into Syria and that the Department of Defense is scrubbing its own paper trail. On Tuesday the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) produced conclusive evidence that not only is the Pentagon currently involved in shipping up to $2.2 billion worth of weapons from a shady network of private dealers to allied partners in Syria – mostly old Soviet weaponry – but is actually manipulating paperwork such as end-user certificates, presumably in order to hide US involvement.

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Trump’s “Imprudence” Before the UN General Assembly: Selected Articles

22 September 2017 — Global Research

Trump’s UN Address to Call for Action Against Nonexistent North Korean and Iranian Threats

By Stephen Lendman, September 19, 2017

Trump is hostage to hawkish generals running his administration’s geopolitical agenda. Instead of being a peace and stability leader, he’s the latest in a long line of US warrior presidents – at war in multiple theaters, threatening more conflicts, risking possible nuclear confrontation with North Korea, Russia, and/or China. Continue reading

Video: John Pilger on ‘Watching the Hawks’

18 September 2017 — Watching the Hawks RT

With all eyes on the nuclear standoff with North Korea, what is the over-arching agenda in play behind the politics of crisis? Tyrel Ventura sits down with documentary filmmaker and journalist John Pilger to learn more about the unfolding behind-the-scenes power play, and to discuss his latest documentary, “The Coming War on China.”  Continue reading

NHS Cuts: The Worst Winter in Recent History!

22 September 2017 — 38 Degrees

The “worst winter in recent history”- that’s what hospital chiefs have said could be the reality for our NHS unless it gets the funding it needs, fast. [1] It’d mean overcrowded A&Es and long waits in hospital corridors because there’s not enough beds.

Right now, the Chancellor Philip Hammond MP is asking for ideas about where the government should spend its money over the next year. [2] The deadline is today. [3] A huge petition, signed by all of us, will show him that the public want the NHS to be at the top of his list.

Will you sign the emergency petition demanding more money for our NHS now? It’ll be delivered tonight, so please sign your name now:

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