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Revolution in Ukraine? Yes, please! Revolution in France? Rule of law!
Danielle Ryan - RT, 10 Dec 2018

3 Dec 2018 – When violent protests shook Kiev in 2013, Western analysts and leaders quickly threw their support behind the anti-government ‘revolution’ — but after weeks of Yellow Vest protests in France, the reaction has been very different.

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America’s Permanent-War Complex
Gareth Porter | The American Conservative - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

Nov/Dec 2018 Issue – Eisenhower’s worst nightmare has come true, as defense mega-contractors climb into the cockpit to ensure we stay overextended. The privatization of military and intelligence institutions began even before the end of the Cold War. It is a system of war that powerful arms contractors and their bureaucratic allies may have the ability to maintain indefinitely.

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(Castellano) El engaño humano y nuestra destrucción de la biósfera: ¡Ni siquiera lo estamos intentando!
Robert Burrowes, Ph.D. | Pressenza – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

3 diciembre 2018 – ¿Ha escuchado la expresión “cambio climático”? Esa encantadora expresión que sugiere unas vacaciones en un lugar con un clima más agradable… La extinción nos llama. La elección es suya.

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Going to the Gym Is a Sign of Being Gay, Says Malaysian Newspaper
RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

A Malaysian newspaper has published a gay-spotter’s checklist. It includes things like being a gym member or having a beard as signs of male homosexuality. Hugging, holding hands, being alone and talking disparagingly about men, meanwhile, are a sure-fire way of telling someone is a lesbian, according to the guide.

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A World Adrift
José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Laureate | Human Wrongs Watch – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

29 Nov 2018 – As I stared at the picture of seven-year-old Amal Hussain dying of hunger I couldn’t contain my anguish, tears flooding my eyes. Some hours earlier I was wining and dining with friends whom I told about my revulsion at the world’s indifference at the Yemen tragedy, at the hypocrites of the West who shamelessly crawl at the feet of the butcher of Saudi Arabia Mohammed Bin Salman.

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Sometimes a Pair of Pants Can Give You Vertigo
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

6 Dec 2018 – Between my desire for a changed world and the world that seemed to change only for the worse lay the desolation Berger identified. Many people feel it, I know, especially dissidents who fight in various ways against the powerful. But we prefer not to go there, to see what it consists of and how we may transmute it into acts and words that might make a difference.

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Sheikh Sayakh Will Go to Prison, the Disgrace to His Judges
Amos Gvirtz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

5 Dec 2018 – Sheikh Sayakh is about to be imprisoned for not accepting the robbery of his lands and the expulsion of his village members by the state of Israel that expelled them in 1952. He returned to his land and reconstructed it. The state demolished the village 130 times trying to expel Sheikh Sayakh and his people from the village. It has now charged and convicted him for invading the very lands it robbed from him.

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(Português) Imagens angustiantes mostram a realidade dos animais criados para indústria de peles
Julia Cortezia - ANDA Agência de Notícias de Direitos Animais, 3 Dec 2018

Em uma investigação feita pela Humane Society International (HSI), foi revelado as condições em que minks, raposas e cães-guaxinins estão confinados nas fazendas de pele finlandesas.

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230,000 “Jihadists” in 70 Countries: Since 9/11 the Number of Al Qaeda Affiliated Terrorists Has Quadrupled. Study
RT – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Dec 2018

23 Nov 2018 – US taxpayers have already forked over a mind-melting $5.9 trillion to fund the massive and increasingly secretive war – but the noble pursuit of eradicating terrorism has apparently had the opposite effect.

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Human Delusion and Our Destruction of the Biosphere: We Aren’t Even Trying!
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Dec 2018

27 Nov 2018 – Have you heard the expression ‘climate change’? That lovely expression that suggests a holiday in a place with a more pleasant climate… Extinction beckons. The choice is yours.

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Another Crimean War Looms as NATO Provocations Enter Russian Waters
George Galloway - RT, 3 Dec 2018

26 Nov 2018 – A new Crimean War would be the last, but few amongst the general public realize that endless baiting of Russia, the cycle of war games, sanctions, and false accusations could well lead to all-out war between NATO and Russia.

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Has America Become a Plutocracy?
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr - Newsweek, 26 Nov 2018

21 Nov 2018 – America has spent $6 trillion on war since 9/11. It can credibly be argued that America is now, officially, a plutocracy. My grandfather, Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy, warned that America could not be both an imperial nation abroad and a constitutional democracy at home. That unstable configuration, he argued, would diminish the middle class, yield large chasms between rich and poor and erode our constitutional and civil rights.

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New Technology Promises Natural Gas with No Emissions
Alan Neuhauser – US News & World Report, 26 Nov 2018

The development could change the conversation around clean energy.

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United States Will Bring Assange to US in Chains
Ann Garrison – Consortium News, 26 Nov 2018

It appears increasingly likely WikiLeaks founder and publisher Julian Assange will wind up in the clutches of the U.S. government.

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(Português) Opções para a Economia Popular
Roberto Sansón Mizrahi | Opinion Sur – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Nov 2018

22 nov 2018 – Transição da muito pequena à média escala para empreendimentos da economia popular. Pode ser encarado? Que apoios são requeridos? Temos destacado que a economia popular não é um cercado onde deixar encurralados os pobres e marginalizados mas, pelo contrário, pode se transformar em uma das colunas fundantes de um novo rumo e forma de funcionar orientados ao bem-estar geral e o cuidado ambiental.

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More Doctors Program: Humanity vs. Fascism in Brazil
The Network of Intellectuals, Artists and Social Movements in Defense of Humanity – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Nov 2018

17 Nov 2018 – In contrast with its economic potential, Brazil occupies the 125th place in the world health ranking. In 2013, given the precariousness of care in the poorest regions, Dilma Rousseff’s government created the More Doctors Program, based on an agreement with the Pan American Health Organization, and driven above all by Cuba’s response based on solidarity.

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Autonomous Weapons Will Be Tireless, Efficient, Killing Machines—And There Is No Way to Stop Them
Andreas Kirsch | Quartz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Nov 2018

The world’s next major military conflict could be over quickly. Our human soldiers will simply not stand a chance. Drones and robots will overrun our defenses and take the territory we are standing on. Even if we take out some of these machines, more of them will soon arrive to take their place, newly trained off our reactions to their last offense.

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Mainstream Media on Gaza: Israelis Get Killed, but Palestinians Merely ‘Die’
Darius Shahtahmasebi - RT, 19 Nov 2018

15 Nov 2018 – After a Twitter backlash, the Guardian was forced to amend a brazenly propagandized headline which sought to undermine the basic rights of Palestinians and elevate Israeli soldiers to levels previously thought unimaginable.

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Gaza Burns Hotter than Hollywood but There’s Nobody to Put the Fires Out
George Galloway - RT, 19 Nov 2018

13 Nov 2018 – The world is fixated by the forest fires in Hollywood burning down stars’ mansions. With supreme irony some of them belong to those who helped raise millions of dollars for the Israeli Army which is now burning the hovels of Gaza.

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Amnesty Strips Aung San Suu Kyi of Its Highest Honor; Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Should Be Next
Danielle Ryan – RT, 19 Nov 2018

16 Nov 2018 – Amnesty International announced it would strip Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi of its top award, saying it was “profoundly dismayed” at her failure to acknowledge the full scale of atrocities against the Rohingya people.

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Et tu, RT? Amplifying Western Disinformation on Rwanda
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2018

“The institutionalization of the ‘Rwandan genocide’ has been the remarkable achievement of a propaganda system sustained by both public and private power. We’re told that the US failed to stop Rwanda’s 1994 genocide, so we’re now obliged to ‘intervene’ anytime and anywhere another genocide is underway.”

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Phil Ochs and the Crucifixion of President John F. Kennedy
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2018

Whatever the truth in this age of “not knowing,” I think his story is a parable for our times. Whenever you think you’re getting the straight scoop, think again, and then again. The CIA’s Operation Mockingbird is still singing its siren song to convince us that the crucifixion was a one-time event, when Phil knew otherwise, right from the start and right to the end. I think he tried to warn us and wouldn’t be silenced, even in death.

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(Italiano) La guerra per por fine alle guerre 100 anni dopo: valutazione e riorientamento della nostra resistenza alla guerra
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. | Centro Studi Sereno Regis – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2018

L’autore e commentatore sociale britannico H.G. Wells ha forse coniato l’espressione che rese originariamente popolare la 1ª Guerra mondiale: La guerra che porrà fine alle guerre, secondo il titolo del suo libro basato su articoli scritti durante quel vasto conflitto militare. Por fine alla Guerra non è impossibile; tutt’altro, effettivamente. Ma ci vorrà una quantità fenomenale d’intelligente sforzo strategico, coraggio e dedizione.

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Criminal War, Poverty at the Heart of European & US Migration Turmoil
Finian Cunningham - RT, 19 Nov 2018

12 Nov 2018 – Europe has certainly adopted more fortress-like controls against would-be refugees. A concomitant rise in anti-immigrant political parties has in turn fueled popular resentment towards EU institutions. But the debate requires much more than “moral appeals.”

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Cruelty, Cruelty, Cruelty: Nauru, Yemen, Gaza
Stuart Rees – New Matilda [Australia], 19 Nov 2018

6 Nov 2018 – Article 5 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights decreed, ‘No-one shall be subjected to torture, or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.’ The Convention on the Rights of the Child had similar aspirations. Those rules and standards seem to have been forgotten or disregarded.

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The New Abnormal
Robert C. Koehler | Common Wonders – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Nov 2018

“Mass shootings and mass burnings. Welcome to the new America.” Gunfire and wildfire. This is a country at war with itself in multiple ways.

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Veterans Day Reflection from 50 Years Ago
James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

11 Nov 2018 – Looking back 50 years ago today, I learned two valuable lessons in nonviolence. In Nov 1968, I was teaching at St. Francis School in Clearfield, Pennsylvania. On Veterans Day, two other teachers and myself decided to picket the local Draft Board in protest of the escalating war in Vietnam. We made two strategic mistakes that day:

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Concentration Camps for Kids: An Open Letter
Alberto Manguel, Margaret Atwood, Salman Rushdie, et al. | The New York Review of Books – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

6 Nov 2018 – In Texas, in rows of yellow tents, some 1,600 children ages thirteen to seventeen forcefully taken from their families sleep in lined-up bunks. This generation will be remembered for having allowed for concentration camps for children to be built on “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” This is happening here and now, but not in our names.

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Trump Regime Imposes New Illegal Sanctions on Cuba and Venezuela
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

6 Nov 2018 – Cuba isn’t a US enemy as explained under the 1917 Trading with the Enemy Act. Neither country declared war on the other. The same applies to Venezuela, Nicaragua, Iran and other countries illegally sanctioned by Washington. Yet the same policies persist. On Thursday [1 Nov], John Bolton announced them on Havana and Caracas.

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The Pentagon’s Cunning Plot to Militarize the Economy
William D. Hartung | Democratic World Federalists – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

8 Nov 2018 – Given his erratic behavior, from daily Twitter eruptions to upping his tally of lies by the hour, it’s hard to think of Donald Trump as a man with a plan. But in at least one area — reshaping the economy to serve the needs of the military-industrial complex — he’s (gasp!) a socialist in the making.

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The War to End War 100 Years On: An Evaluation and Reorientation of our Resistance to War
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Nov 2018

British author and social commentator H.G. Wells may have coined the expression that originally popularized World War I as The War that Will End War, as his book, based on articles written during that vast military conflict, was titled. Ending war is not impossible. Far from it, in fact. But it is going to take a phenomenal amount of intelligent strategic effort, courage and commitment.

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(Castellano) La psicología del fascismo
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Nov 2018

El continuo aumento del fascismo en todo el mundo está atrayendo cada vez más la atención, sobre todo porque se necesita un mayor control dentro de las sociedades nacionales que durante mucho tiempo se ha visto que lo han rechazado. Algunos estudios recientes nos han recordado las características de los movimientos e individuos fascistas, particularmente cuando se manifiestan entre fascistas políticamente activos.

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Leon Trotsky (7 Nov 1879 – 21 Aug 1940)
Robert V. Daniels | Encyclopædia Britannica - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Nov 2018

In the struggle for power following Vladimir Ilich Lenin’s death, Joseph Stalin emerged as victor, while Trotsky was removed from all positions of power and later exiled (1929). He remained the leader of an anti-Stalinist opposition abroad until his assassination by a Stalinist agent.

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Capitalism and the Wage System
Bertrand Russell – The Sun Magazine, 5 Nov 2018

The modern growth of monopolies in the shape of trusts, cartels, federations of employers and so on has greatly increased the power of the capitalist to levy toll on the community. This tendency will not cease of itself, but only through definite action on the part of those who do not profit by the capitalist regime.

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Genetically Engineered Viruses May Become the Next Generation of Warfare
Tomasz Pierscionek – RT, 5 Nov 2018

1 Nov 2018 – Many technologies have dual use potential and can be applied to either civilian or defense projects, depending on the intent of those in charge. The urge to use a biogenetic weapon to incapacitate a rising competitor may one day prove too much of a temptation to ignore.

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(Português) Sofrimento performático: Lutadores de artes marciais derrubam touros em espetáculo para entreter turistas
Julia Cortezia - ANDA Agência de Notícias de Direitos Animais, 5 Nov 2018

1 nov 2018 – Uma prática que envolve lutadores de artes marciais combatendo touros tem ganhado destaque entre os mestres de Kung Fu e muitos turistas na China. Para marcar pontos, lutam até derrubarem touros no chão.

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The Apocalypse Not Now
Edward Curtin – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

“When they will sell you even your rain,” he said sadly. “They sold me a bill of goods. The American dream! What a bad joke, here I am, a college graduate, not a drunk or drug addict, and I’m living in a tent in the woods in a ravine by a golf course. Some nights I think they make it rain on me for fun, as if to say: here’s your free water, you loser.”

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The Psychology of Fascism
Robert J. Burrowes, Ph.D. – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

29 Oct 2018 – The continuing rise of fascism around the world is drawing increasing attention particularly as it takes firmer grip within national societies long seen to have rejected it. Some recent studies have reminded us of the characteristics of fascist movements and individuals, particularly as they manifest among politically active fascists.

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(Português) Arábia Saudita Contra o Iémen: A Chacina Que Não Indigna Governos Nem Opiniões Públicas
Sofia Lorena – Público (Portugal), 29 Oct 2018

“Os civis não estão a morrer à fome no Iémen, estão a ser mortos à fome”, diz o secretário-geral do Conselho Norueguês para os Refugiados. A ONU avisa que se a guerra continuar até 13 milhões de civis podem morrer à fome.

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No More Violence!
James Albertini | Malu 'Aina Center for Non-violent Education & Action – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

27 Oct 2018 – In recent days, we have learned about the terrorist murders at a Jewish Synagogue, the mailing of package bombs to critics of President Trump, etc. What we haven’t heard as much are the ongoing US wars (is it currently six or seven?) in the Middle East that have resulted in millions killed, wounded or made refugees; covert US “Special Ops” taking place all over the world; and the past US wars and regime changes in Latin America that have created chaos, violence, poverty and a vast number of fleeing refugees and asylum seekers.

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Why You Might Consider the Buddha’s Proposal
Jack Balkwill | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

We live in a world where there are thousands of heroes who go unrecognized, driven by a need to make this world a better place. They are in the shadows, away from the spotlight of mainstream media. Much of what they do is anathema to the teachings of the establishment. War, for example, is glorified by the establishment’s mainstream media, because the powers behind mainstream media make a lot of money from war (through their expanded financial portfolios).

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Slavoj Žižek: Until the Rich World Thinks ‘One World,’ Migration Will Intensify
Slavoj Žižek - RT, 29 Oct 2018

28 Oct 2018 – Migration is, once again, headline news. Columns of migrants from Honduras are approaching the US border through Mexico; African migrants broke through barriers and entered the small Spanish exclave on the northern tip of Africa; Middle East migrants are trying to enter Croatia. The “rich” world urgently needs to address the reasons behind mass migration, rather than its symptoms. And understand we live in one world.

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Congo in the Abyss
Ann Garrison | Black Agenda Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

17 Oct 2018 – A very important critical overview of the mostly ignored atrocities perpetrated by western imperialism in this region. “In Congo, globalized capitalism creates permanent chaos.”

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American “Zersetzung”
Karen Melton Stewart | Activist Post – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

15 Oct 2018 – So, suddenly someone you are related to, someone you know pretty well, or your spouse, begins to have some bad luck, then massive bad luck, then never-ending bad luck… What can you do now that you at least suspect another narrative is possible to explain the torment he/she is going through? Support the person as credible. Finding quality and trustworthy doctors and a lawyer of integrity is essential. The Homeland Security apparatus may try to interfere.

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30th Straight Bloody Friday in Gaza
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Oct 2018

Gazans show no signs of ending their liberating struggle against Israel’s illegal blockade and overall occupation harshness. On Friday [19 Oct], another 275 Palestinians were wounded, including 49 children, three women, three journalists and four paramedics, at least 10 seriously. Since March 30, at least 204 Gazans were killed, well over 22,000 others injured, thousands from live fire at peaceful unarmed demonstrations.

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Trump Says US Will Withdraw from Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia
Julian Borger and Martin Pengelly – The Guardian, 22 Oct 2018

21 Oct 2018 – Experts warn of ‘most severe crisis in nuclear arms control since the 1980s’ as Trump confirms US will leave INF agreement. “We’ll have to develop those weapons,” the president told reporters in Nevada after a rally. “We’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to pull out.”

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The Analects of Confucius
Robert Eno | Indiana University Bloomington – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Oct 2018

The Analects of Confucius is an anthology of brief passages that present the words of Confucius and his disciples, describe Confucius as a man, and recount some of the events of his life. The book may have begun as a collection by Confucius’s immediate disciples soon after their Master’s death in 479 BCE.

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This Is Not Law Enforcement – It Is a War Crime
Amos Gvirtz – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Oct 2018

17 Oct 2018 – This one-sided war that the Israeli army is waging against the Khan Al-Akhmar civilian population includes: widespread land robbery; relentless destruction of houses; establishing settlements on stolen land, then expanding them; deportations; stealing water and quarry sources; preventing the return of Palestinians; preventing unification of families; preventing entry of visitors. These are not connected in any way to national security but with Israel’s project of territorial expansion.

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Overthrowing Other People’s Governments: The Master List
William Blum | The Anti-Empire Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Oct 2018

Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War. (* indicates successful ouster of a government)

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Banned Weapons Used in All US War Theaters
Stephen Lendman | Intrepid Report – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Oct 2018

18 Oct 2018 – Whenever US forces aggressively attacks countries, dirty war is waged, including use of banned weapons.

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