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The Issue Is Not Trump, It’s Us
By John Pilger
When will a genuine movement of opposition arise – angry, eloquent, all-for-one-and-one-for all. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46244.htm
NATO Is Obsolete – Donald Trump Sets Out Foreign Policy Goals
Video and Transcript
Trump Open to Lifting Sanctions on Russia. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46237.htm
Do You Welcome Donald Trump?
Full Interview With Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov about hacking, President Putin and Donald Trump. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46242.htm
Trump’s Bit of Truth-Telling
By Mark Doran
CNN is terrible, and CNN is ‘fake news’. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46243.htm
Trump Versus the Deep State
By Eric Margolis
The vast military industrial complex is after Trump. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46238.htm
How Pure is Your Hate?
By Paul Street
Even Donald Trump has mused that single-payer might be the best way to fund health insurance for all. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46240.htm
8 People Own Same Wealth As Half The World
Eight men own the same wealth as the 3.6 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46236.htm
Building the Institutions for Revolt
By Chris Hedges
The vast military industrial complex is after Trump. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46239.htm
« Beyond Vietnam » – A Time to Break Silence
By Rev. Martin Luther King
« A time comes when silence is betrayal. » http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article2564.htm
The Government that Honors MLK with a National Holiday Killed Him
By Edward Curtin
Very few Americans are aware of the truth behind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/46241.htm
At Least 82 Killed in Deir al-Zo Clashes Between Syrian Army and ISIS:
The dead comprised 28 from the army and allied militia, at least 40 ISIS fighters, and 14 civilians, the British-based monitoring group said.
Syrian Army to begin counterattack against ISIS in Deir Ezzor with Russian air cover:
With ISIS splitting the government held areas of Deir Ezzor in two, the pro-government forces has now begun its counterattack against the terrorist group.
Syrian rebel groups to attend peace talks in Astana:
Delegation of opposition factions to attend peace talks but others, including Ahrar al-Sham, plan to stay away.
Russia to upgrade its naval, air bases in Syria: Interfax:
Russia will start repairing a second runway at Hmeimin air base near Latakia, while the Tartus naval base will be upgraded in order to handle bigger ships such as cruisers.
U.S. kills 30 civilians as Iraqi forces continue push into Isis stronghold:
UN warns almost half of casualties in military operation are civilians
25 members of Islamic State killed north of Mosul:
« Troops of the army’s 16th brigade managed to kill 25 members of the Islamic State, as well as destroying four headquarters belonging to the group in the neighborhoods of al-Arabi and al-Kindi, in the city of Mosul. »
Twin Baghdad blasts kill three, injure dozen:
Baghdad police officer Zaher al-Khafagi said that an explosive device had been detonated as a patrol of tribal Sunni fighters passed through Baghdad’s northern Al-Tarmiyya area.
Saudi-backed militia commander, 40 others killed in Bob al-Mandab,Yemen:
« Over 40 Saudi-backed mercenaries, including their senior commander Heisam Qassem Taher, were killed in the Yemeni army offensive in the Southwestern part of Ta’iz province near Bab al-Mandab, »
‘No food, no medicine, no money’: Yemeni town faces mass death by starvation ;
Abdallah and Taga are two brothers, who have become so weak – their skeletons are clearly visible underneath the skin – that they have suffered bone damage, and can now only crawl.
Istanbul Reina nightclub attack suspect captured:
The Uzbek national is said to have been caught in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district. A police photo shows a man in a bloodstained tee-shirt with cuts and bruises to his face, being held in front of a camera.
Qatar and Turkey finance aid to freezing Gaza Strip;
Hamdallah said the two countries have provided millions of dollars in aid in recent days to help alleviate the suffering of Gaza’s nearly two million residents due to power shortages resulting in electricity for only three to four hours a day.
Netanyahu’s media scandal: Who bribed whom?:
The latest revelations throw a glimmer of light on the systemic corruption in Israel, analysts say.
9 Killed As Libya Forces Retake Benghazi District from Extremists;
Forces loyal to Marshal Khalifa Haftar on Monday retook a district in Libya’s Benghazi from extremists after fighting that killed nine soldiers in two days, a military source said.
Erik Prince’s Mercenaries Are Bombing Libya:
The pilots of Air Tractor attack planes flying from Al Khadim air base in Libya are private contractors working for Erik Prince, the founder of the company formerly known as Blackwater.
Eight killed in attack on police checkpoint in Egypt’s Western Desert:
At least eight policemen were killed and three wounded in an attack by Islamist militants on a security checkpoint in Egypt’s New Valley province in the Western Desert, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
Why China-built electric railway linking landlocked Ethiopia to sea matters to Beijing and Africa;
The 750km line, which began trial services last October and was launched on Tuesday, seen as important milestone in Beijing’s growing presence and influence in Africa
Trump Team’s Queries About Africa Point to Skepticism About Aid:
The amount of American aid in 2015 to other critical allies – Afghanistan ($5.5 billion), Israel ($3.1 billion), Iraq ($1.8 billion) and Egypt ($1.4 billion) – far exceeded the approximately $8 billion for all of sub-Saharan Africa.
Three militants killed in Kashmir gun battle:
Three militants were killed in an overnight gun battle with soldiers in a village in Indian Kashmir, an army spokesman said Monday.
The Sordid Tale Of SEAL Team 6 In Afghanistan:
Killing An MI6 Agent Was Just The Beginning: A recent investigative report exposes ‘a pattern of criminal violence that emerged soon after the Afghan war began and was tolerated and covered up by the command’s leadership.’
China will ‘take off the gloves’ if Trump continues on Taiwan, state media warns;
China will « take off the gloves » and take strong action if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump continues to provoke Beijing over Taiwan once he assumes office, two leading state-run newspapers said on Monday.
South Korea prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung chief for bribery;
South Korea’s special prosecutor on Monday sought a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group [SAGR.UL], the country’s largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million dollar bribes to a friend of President Park Geun-hye.
Hundreds of U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia:
Some 300 U.S. Marines landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment for the first time since World War Two, in a deployment which has irked Norway’s Arctic neighbor Russia.
Trump wants Putin summit in Reykjavik:
Trump is planning to hold a summit with Vladimir Putin within weeks of becoming president – emulating Ronald Reagan’s Cold War deal-making in Reykjavik with Mikhail Gorbachev.
Putin says ‘no’ to Trump’s nukes for sanctions offer:
Moscow will not consider reducing nuclear weapons in exchange for the US lifting sanctions. This has been stated by the Russian president’s press secretary, Dmitry Peskov.
Trump: NATO ‘obsolete’, Brexit a ‘great thing’:
President-elect Donald Trump, in remarks published on Sunday, described NATO as « obsolete » and suggested a deal with Russia that would reduce nuclear arsenals and ease sanctions on Moscow.
EU nations react to Donald Trump’s remarks:
French President Francois Hollande reacted by saying the EU bloc did not need to be told what to do by outsiders.
May’s 12-point plan for clean break from EU;
In a major speech, the PM will declare she does not want a deal that leaves Britain « half-in, half-out » of the European Union.
Brexit will move Europe’s financial heart from London to Frankfurt:
Brexit « will make Frankfurt the clear European centre for financial market regulation and simultaneously, Frankfurt might indeed become the European centre for supranational risk management. »
Hammond threatens EU with aggressive tax changes after Brexit:
The chancellor, Philip Hammond, has suggested Britain could transform its economic model into that of a corporate tax haven if the EU fails to provide it with an agreement on market access after Brexit.
Angry Germany Slams Trump Criticism:
Accuses Washington Of Causing Refugee Crisis
Former Newspaper Editor Who Exposed CIA Found Dead:
Dr Udo Ulfkotte, the former German newspaper editor whose bestselling book exposed how the CIA controls German media, has been found dead. He was 56.
35 Years After US-Backed El Mozote Massacre, Still No Justice:
Hundreds of survivors and relatives of the victims of one of the most barbaric episodes in the armed conflict have had to be extremely patient in their wait for justice after more than 35 years of impunity.
Martin Luther King was targeted by the NSA:
King’s heroic advocacy of equality and opposition to the war in Vietnam put him on all kinds of government watchlists. The FBI called him the « most dangerous Negro of the future of this nation, »
Martin Luther King was targeted by the NSA
Widow of Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen, arrested :
Noor Salman is facing charges of aiding and abetting, as well as obstruction of justice in the case of the worst mass shooting in American history
The Trump Dossier Is Fake — And Here Are The Reasons Why:
False news has become America’s international export to the world media.
Security force for Trump’s inauguration contemplates truck attacks, dirty bombs:
The Secret Service will lead a massive security force of 28,000 to protect a crowd that could reach 900,000 on Inauguration Day, Johnson said.
New Video Exposes Anti-Trump Groups Plotting Criminal Acts To Disrupt Inauguration:
« Yeah, if you had…a pint of butyric acid, I don’t care how big the building is, it’s closing…And this stuff is very efficient, it’s very very smelly, lasts a long time a little of it goes a long way. »
Corporations Open the Cash Spigot for Trump’s Inauguration;
Chevron, the oil giant, has given $500,000 for the dayslong festivities. Boeing, which has been a target of Mr. Trump, pledged $1 million. And Sheldon Adelson, said to have donated more than that
Trump calls CIA chief ‘fake news leaker’:
Brennan warns him about ‘talking & tweeting’
Trump: ‘We’re going to have insurance for everybody’:
Trump heralds GOP’s Obamacare alternative as Rand Paul reveals it will focus on low-cost policies
Monica Crowley bows out amid plagiarism accusations, will not be joining Trump administration:
Crowley’s announcement came amid reports published by Politico and CNN that she appeared to have plagiarized full sections of her doctoral dissertation in 2000 and her 2012 book
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