Who is Pope Francis? Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War” By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

29 August 2018 — Global Research

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War”

From the inception of his Vatican mandate in March 2013 until the recent sex scandal revelations in early 2018, Pope Francis has been portrayed by the Western media and the international community as a left leaning champion of “Liberation Theology” committed to World peace and global poverty alleviation.

Pope Francis is now accused of coverup, corruption and camouflage.

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Black Agenda Report for Thursday August 29, 2018: Mourning the Manufactured McCain, Blacks May Back Bernie in 2020, Prison Strike 2018

30 August 2018 — Black Agenda Report

The Manufactured McCain: Lifting Up A Bloodstained Lying Venal Servant of Capitalist Empire 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
John McCain was a bloodstained bribe taking, lying, war criminal and politician who constructed a myth of himself as outsider and war hero. Lifting him up justifies and sanctifies the empire of capital. Soon they’ll be naming parks and schools after him.

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Global Breaking News on GMOs and Pesticides 30 August 2018: Monsanto/Bayer/Agent Orange

30 August 2018 — Sustainable Pulse

Editors’ picks

Are Banned Drugs in Your Meat?

Ketamine – a hallucinogenic party drug and experimental antidepressant. Phenylbutazone – an anti-inflammatory deemed too risky for human use. Chloramphenicol – a powerful antibiotic linked to potentially deadly anemia. All these drugs are prohibited in beef, poultry, and pork consumed in the U.S. Yet government data obtained by Consumer Reports suggest that trace amounts of […]

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Climate Change — Too important to ignore!

7 August 2018 — Countercurrents

Hothouse Earth – Evidence for a demise of the planetary life support system


In a key paper titled “Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene“,published in the Proceedings of the US National Academy of Science (6.8.2018),a group of 17 climate and environment scientists (Will Steffen, Johan Rockström, Katherine Richardson, Timothy M. Lenton, Carl Folke, Diana Liverman, Colin P. Summerhayes, Anthony D. Barnosky, Sarah E. Cornell, Michel Crucifix, Jonathan F. Donges, Ingo Fetzer, Steven J. Lade, Marten Scheffer, Ricarda Winkelmann, and Hans Joachim Schellnhuber) have issued a stern warning to humanity  with regard to the future of advanced life on Earth (http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115)

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Carrying capacity, technology, and ecomodernist confusion By Michael Friedman

29 August 2018 — Climate & Capitalism

A radical biologist replies to an ecomodernist who ignores the social roots of environmental crises

Dr. Michael Friedman teaches biology in Antigua, and is a member of Science for the People. His article Metabolic Rift and the Human Microbiome was published in the July-August issue of Monthly Review.

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Idlib Militants Receive Large Batch Of Poisonous Chemicals With Help From White Helmets: Russian Military

29 August 2018 — South Front

On August 28th, a large supply of poisonous chemicals was delivered to the militants in Syria’s Idlib with the assistance of the White Helmets group in order to stage a chemical weapon provocation and blame the Syrian government, according to Russia’s Ministry of Defense.
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Doomed Prospects for Achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 By Carla Stea

28 August 2018 — Global Research

Funds Squandered on Military-Industrial Complex Are Indispensable for Success

Criminal UN Security Council Authorized Military Actions and Sanctions are Gross Violation of Sustainable Development Goals and Obliterate all Hope For Attainment of SDGs

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British mainstream media downplays Britain’s role in the latest Yemeni killing

28 August 2018 — Drone Warfare

Today, the BBC reports that UN Group of Regional and International Eminent Experts on Yemen will present a report to the UN Human Rights Council next month. It says that the experts believe war crimes may have been committed by all parties to the conflict in Yemen.

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Leak From Censored Israel Lobby Film Exposes Anti-Palestinian Operatives

28 August 2018 — TRNN

The first leaked excerpt of Al Jazeera’s censored film on the Israel Lobby in the U.S. claims to identify the funder behind the Canary Mission, an anonymous website devoted to smearing and silencing vocal supporters of Palestinian rights. We play a clip from the film and speak to Asa Winstanley of the Electronic Intifada, which exclusively revealed it Continue reading

Imperialism and Its Accomplices: Selected Articles

27 August 2018 — Global Research News

Imperialism and Its Accomplices: The Question of Dictatorship and Democracy at Home and Abroad

By Prof. James Petras, August 27, 2018

One of the most striking world historic advances of western imperialism (in the US and the European Union) is the demise, disappearance and dissolution of large scale long-term anti-imperialist and anti-interventionist movements (AIM).
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US Government Admits It’s Making Fake Social Media Accounts to Spread Propaganda in Cuba By: Ben Norton

27 August 2018 — TRNN

US Office of Cuba Broadcasting Levantate Cuba
The US government’s Office of Cuba Broadcasting runs the propaganda program “Levántate Cuba” in Miami

The United States has repeatedly accused the Russian and Iranian governments of using social media to spread “disinformation” and foment chaos. Under US government pressure, Big Tech corporations have banned large numbers of accounts accused (in some cases falsely) of being Russian and Iranian “troll” accounts.

At the same time, however, the US government is doing exactly what it is accusing its enemies of: the US Office of Cuba Broadcasting is secretly creating fake social media accounts to inspire dissent and to spread right-wing pro-US, pro-capitalist propaganda in Cuba.

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My relocated site near to completion

28 August 2018

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been busy relocating the contents of my original news/information site, ‘Investigating the new Imperialism‘, to this new platform and the process is now almost complete. The one decided advantage of the move is the sheer speed improvement when accessing posts! No more annoying time lag. I just have to decide what to do about the domain.


China’s Response to Western Globalization: Selected Articles

25 August 2018 — — Global Research

China’s Strategic Interests in Central America: El Salvador Breaks Off with Taiwan

By Andrew Korybko, August 24, 2018

El Salvador’s decision to break off ties with Taipei and “defect” to Beijing obviously had a lot to do with the economic aid that China promised it, but the People’s Republic is embracing the Central American nation for strategic reasons that go far beyond the symbolism of international recognition and include the establishment of an influential foothold in the US’ “backyard”.

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The Dirty Secret of the Korean War By Thomas Powell

25 August 2018 — Greanville Post
The Korean War has been called “America’s forgotten war”. The heavily weaponized US Army was fought to a draw by Soviet-equipped North Korean and Chinese armies. For the very first time in its storied legacy of military campaigns dating back to American Independence, the US Army did not prevail in war. In its next colonial war against communism in Asia the following decade, the US was soundly defeated by North Vietnam. However, these military setbacks are not the sole reason to forget the Korean War. There is a much darker denial at work in forgetting the specifics of history, and this unwillingness to honestly examine the Korean War is at the root of our ongoing conflict with North Korea.
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Is Israel’s hidden hand behind the attacks on Jeremy Corbyn? By Jonathan Cook

25 August 2018 — Jonathan Cook

Israeli group submits freedom of information request as evidence grows of meddling by Netanyahu government in UK politics

Middle East Eye – 25 August 2018

Has Israel been covertly fuelling claims of an “anti-Semitism crisis” purportedly plaguing Britain’s Labour Party since it elected a new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, three years ago?

That question is raised by a new freedom of information request submitted this week by a group of Israeli lawyers, academics and human rights activists.

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U.S. Prepares New Strikes On Government Facilities In Syria: Russian Military

25 August 2018 — South Front

Militants of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), aided by British intelligence, are preparing to stage a chemical attack in northern Syria that will be used as a pretext for a new missile strike by the U.S., the UK and France on facilities of the Damascus government, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov announced on August 25. Continue reading

Ex-Obama Official: We Fueled the Syria War Rather Than Stopping It

23 August 2018 — TRNN

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad bears criminal responsibility for the Syrian crisis, says Robert Malley, a former top White House official and now the CEO of the International Crisis Group. But once the US became part of the proxy war against Assad, Malley argues, “we were part of what fueled the conflict rather than stopped it.”

[This is the third part of an extended interview on US policy in Iran, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Syria with Robert Malley, a senior Obama administration official on Middle East affairs]. (Inc. trnscript)

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Black Agenda Report 23 August 2018: Why the Blue Wave Missed Missouri, Longstanding Capitalist Lies, Truth or Dare with Brennan and Guliani

23 August 2018 — Black Agenda Report

Why the Blue Wave Missed Missouri’s 1st CD 

– Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor
Right wing political machines with the black church and nonprofit industrial complex at their core dominate Democratic politics in many black constituencies. That’s what stopped the blue wave.

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