Category: Global

A Wall Worse than Trump’s: European Policies Create New Dangers on Mediterranean

June 18, 2019  02:39 PM It was just before midnight when Fabian Heinz lost his faith in Europe. The Alan Kurdi, a ship belonging to Sea Eye, a German sea-rescue organization, was bobbing up and down between Lampedusa, in Italy,...

/ June 18, 2019

Teacher killed himself over crippling anxiety while trekking in the Himalayas

A teacher killed himself months after suffering a bout of crippling altitude sickness during a trekking trip to the Himalayas with his wife, an inquest heard.Paul Connell, 33, was found dead at the bottom of cliffs near his home in...

/ June 17, 2019

ISIS Remnants Regroup and Attack Syrian Army Posts in the Desert with U.S. Help

  ISIS terrorists, defeated by the Syrian Arab Army in the major battles of Der Ezzor and Albukamal east of Syria, have regrouped and launched a new wave of attacks against the SAA posts in the desert with the direct...

/ June 17, 2019

Boeing CEO admits 737 MAX jet warning system ‘mistake’

Boeing made mistakes in its handling of an alert system on the company's 737 MAX planes and communicating the problem to authorities, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said at the world's biggest air show in Paris on Sunday. Muilenburg referred to a cockpit...

/ June 17, 2019

Adani embroiled in African corruption scandal via arms deal

The Adani Group has become embroiled in a corruption scandal in South Africa after a series of leaked emails revealed the Indian power company was in talks to do a weapons deal with the controversial Gupta family. Adani Mining, which...

/ June 17, 2019

Can Elizabeth Warren Win Back Trump Country?

Recently, amid a broader flare up on the right over how to approach the culture war, Fox News host Tucker Carlson said something that got everyone’s attention: he endorsed Elizabeth Warren’s economic platform. This wasn’t a shock to those who...

/ June 16, 2019

US, Israel and Saudis Pushing for War on Iran?

What’s going on in Washington and the Middle East is eerily reminiscent of what preceded Bush/Cheney’s 2003 war on Iraq — weapons of mass deception the pretext. All wars are based on Big Lies and deception. Pretexts are needed to sell...

/ June 16, 2019

The Bully Who Cried “Iran!”

Ali Vaez rebuts Mike Pompeo’s terse, evidence-free statement accusing Iran of responsibility for the two tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman: . . . .@SecPompeo's little performance aimed at accusing Iran for this morning's tanker attacks was stunning in...

/ June 16, 2019

US Accuses Iran. Will the Real Bombers Please Stand Up. Japan’s PM Abe: The Danger of “An Accidental Conflict”

Who is attacking oil tankers in the Gulf between Oman and Iran? So far, the answer is still a mystery. The US, of course, accuses Iran. Iran says it’s the US or its local allies Saudi Arabia and the United...

/ June 16, 2019

Say Hello to the Russia-China Mobile Operating System

Google cuts Huawei off Android; so Huawei may migrate to Aurora. Call it mobile Eurasia integration; the evolving Russia-China strategic partnership may be on the verge of spawning its own operating system – and that is not a metaphor. Aurora is...

/ June 16, 2019

Plenty of Fish in Gaza Sea, but Not for Palestinians

In a dangerous development June 12, Israel announced a full naval closure on the Gaza Strip until further notice, denying Palestinian fishermen access to the sea. Israel said it took the measure in response to the continued firing of incendiary balloons at Israeli settlements...

/ June 16, 2019

Selected Articles: Gulf of Oman Attack: False Flag Towards Iran War?

“It appears that Mike Pompeo has a hard time kicking his old habits.  He appears to be as smug about lying as a CIA operative as he is as Secretary of State.  Categorically blaming the Iranians for the recent oil...

/ June 16, 2019

Is the Venezuelan Economy Stabilizing or Is the Worst Still to Come?

Lots of readers have asked us via social media what we think are the reasons that led the government and the Central Bank (BCV) to publish, all of a sudden, indicators that, also suddenly, stopped being published over three years...

/ June 16, 2019

Once Upon a Time Never Comes Again: Bob Dylan, a Masked Man in Search of Redemption?

“He wears a mask and his face grows to fit it.” – George Orwell, “Shooting an Elephant” The lobby of the temple of time travel called the Triplex Cinema in Great Barrington, Massachusetts was suffused with a nostalgic vibe tinged with...

/ June 16, 2019

Bernie Sanders Proposes New Economic Bill of Rights

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivered a full-throated defense of democratic socialism in his June 12 speech at George Washington University. Sanders quoted FDR’s 1944 State of the Union address: “We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true...

/ June 16, 2019

Brazil Guts Environmental Agencies, Clears Way for Unchecked Deforestation

President Jair Bolsonaro appears intent on decriminalizing Amazon deforestation, ending most fines, straitjacketing law enforcement, and gutting environmental agencies with mass firings. *** The Brazilian government’s environmental agency, IBAMA, has so far this year imposed the lowest number of fines...

/ June 16, 2019

The Tory Leadership Vote: Boris Johnson in the Lead. Brexit and the Paralysis of UK Politics

The Tory Leadership election is all but decided after the first round of voting: Although Boris Johnson is some way short of a majority of the parliamentary party votes, it is very hard to see anyone else overtaking him, and...

/ June 16, 2019

India Embraces Israel in Unprecedented Anti-Palestine Vote at the UN

India’s drift towards ethno-nationalism under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one of the biggest developments of the century. This shift has seen a marked change in the country as it ditches features of liberal democracy and embraces a political ideology...

/ June 16, 2019

Is Pompeo Angling to Interfere in British Politics?

Apparently, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had quite a lively, candid conversation in a recent closed-door meeting with Jewish leaders. Among the invited guests, someone recorded Pompeo’s comments, and they were quite revealing.   The Washington Post, which was given...

/ June 16, 2019

Arrested For Being Black: Racism In America’s Justice System | AJ+

Mike Brown’s murder was a catalyzing moment for Ferguson, Missouri. A year after he was killed, the U.S. Department of Justice released the Ferguson report. It found that Black residents were far more likely than white to be arrested and...

/ June 16, 2019

Provocations in the Gulf of Oman: Will John Bolton Get His War on Iran?

“America’s declared policy should be ending Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution before its 40th anniversary…Recognizing a new Iranian regime in 2019 would reverse the shame of once seeing our diplomats held hostage for 444 days.” – John Bolton (January 15, 2018)...

/ June 16, 2019