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20+ Iraqi soldiers killed, 30 injured after US airstrike

US airstrike kills Iraq soldiers

Over 20 Iraqi soldiers have been killed and 30 injured in an airstrike carried out by the US military, Hakim al-Zamili, head of the Iraqi Parliament’s Security and Defense Committee, told Sputnik news agency. “The 55th brigade [of the Iraqi Army] was hit by the US aviation. More than 20 …

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UK is world’s largest arms dealer, second only to USA

UK arms dealer weapons war

Britain continues to sell arms to countries that commit human rights abuses and is now ranked second in the world for weapons sales, a report shows. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) found the UK was second only to the United States in selling weapons in 2014. Britain’s biggest …

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US and Turkey caught covering up ISIS oil trade

Erdogan Obama Turkey United States ISIS

Both Ankara and Washington were obliged to inform the UN Security Council about ISIS illegally trafficking stolen oil, but didn’t, Russia’s UN envoy said in an interview, adding that this is against the UN resolution on financing terrorism. “We’ve got serious complaints about the implementation of [UN] resolution (#2199, banning …

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Mercenaries operating in Yemen tied to Blackwater

Western mercenaries in Yemen

Receiving scant attention from Western mainstream media outlets except for a few notable exceptions, Americans and many alternative media outlets have remained ignorant to the fact that private mercenaries from Blackwater (aka Academi) appear to have been contracted by the GCC Gulf state feudal monarchies to assist in the military war of …

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#PrayForSyria: US airstrikes kill 36 civilians in Syrian village

US airstrikes Syria

US warplanes attacked the Syrian village of al-Khan today, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, killing at least 36 people, all of them civilians. Over a dozen other civilians are missing, and the toll is likely to rise. Though al-Khan is an ISIS-held village, the Syrian Observatory pointed out …

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Pentagon wastes $150 million of taxpayers money on luxury villas in Afghanistan

Pentagon luxury villas Afghanistan

The Pentagon isn’t known for being frugal with its spending habits, and new reports have surfaced which show that US taxpayers footed the bill for nearly $150 million in luxury villa rentals and fine dining in Afghanistan. When Pentagon personnel travel abroad, they’re typically placed in government housing, perfectly livable accommodations …

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Monsanto to face trial at the Hague for crimes against humanity

Monsanto crimes against humanity

If you’ve been waiting to finally see Monsanto – one of the most hated companies in the world – to pay for its ecocide, knowing harm of human life, and devastation of our pollinators, then you won’t have to wait much longer. Several activist groups joined by food and farming experts are …

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The Big Short: new movie takes swipe at criminal bankers

The Big Short film movie

On Monday, actor Brad Pitt attended the screening for a new film in which he co-stars with Christian Bale, Steve Carell, and Ryan Gosling, The Big Short. The film takes on the banking elite and exposes the corruption and sheer unaccountable nature of the ruling class. Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who …

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US drone whistleblowers have their bank accounts frozen

US drone whistleblowers

The U.S. Government failed to deter them through threats of criminal prosecution, and clumsy attempts to intimidate their families. Now four former Air Force drone operators-turned-whistleblowers have had their credit cards and bank accounts frozen, according to human rights attorney Jesselyn Radack. “My drone operators went public this week and now their credit …

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CIA agent: They gave us millions to dismember Yugoslavia

CIA agent Robert Baer Yugoslavia

We bribed parties and politicians who have enticed hate between the nations. Our ultimate goal was to enslave you! WebTribune publishes their interview with former CIA agent Robert Baer during his promotion tour in Quebec for upcoming book “Secrets of the White House” last week. My boss, who was formerly …

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