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US Upholds Use of Illegal Cluster Bombs as ‘Legitimate’
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Dec 2017

1 Dec 2017 – In a press statement, the U.S. Department of Defense defended its use of internationally outlawed cluster bombs because of their alleged importance in warfare.

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Venezuelan Company Lets 55 Tons of Flour Rot
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Nov 2017

21 Nov 2017 – The Productive Workers Union in Venezuela exposed that 55 tons, or 50,000 kilograms, of corn flour were left to rot by the company Demaseca as part of a boycott to damage the country’s economy.

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70 Years of Broken Promises: The Untold Story of Israel’s Partition Plan
Ramzy Baroud - teleSUR, 27 Nov 2017

Thousands of Palestinians were killed in the rebellion as they continued to reject the prejudicial partition.

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Migrants Sold into Slavery in Libya for as Little as US$400
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Nov 2017

Libya, which formerly had the highest standard of living on the African continent, is now in ruins and housing a major slave market—thanks to US invasion, destruction of its social fabric and institutions under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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Controversial Monsanto Weed-Killer Banned in Europe: Doesn’t Get Enough EU Votes for Renewal
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Nov 2017

9 Nov 2017 – A bid to renew a five-year license for Monsanto’s controversial weedkiller Roundup, which has been linked to cancer by the World Health Organization, has been foiled by the European Union. Recent statistics show that traces of the herbicide were found in 45 percent of Europe’s topsoil, 60 percent of grain products in the United Kingdom and in the urine of three-quarters of Germans participating in the research project.

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World Votes to Lift Blockade on Cuba as US, Israel Vote ‘No’
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Nov 2017

1 Nov 2017 – The U.N. General Assembly has voted 191 to 2 for the lifting of the U.S. blockade on Cuba as the United States and Israel were the only countries to vote against. Delegate after delegate called for the end of the blockade, highlighting the progressive and positive role Cuba plays in the international community.

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As ISIS Flees, Syrian Troops Find Arms Cache from US, NATO
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2017

24 Oct 2017 – The Syrian Armed Forces have discovered a large cache of military arsenal from Western countries left behind by the Islamic State group as its forces fled the city of al-Mayadin. “We have encountered a huge arsenal of advanced U.S., British and Belgian weaponry,” said Syrian General Hasan Suhel.

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New Report Reveals Damning Details of Palestinian Minors Held in Israeli Detention
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Oct 2017

25 Oct 2017 – A new report by Israeli NGOs B’tselem and HaMoked, released today, reveals the damning details of Israeli mistreatment of detained Palestinian minors in occupied East Jerusalem. It found that Israel does not act in accordance with the law when interrogating and arresting children. “These teenagers are taken into custody in the middle of the night from their bedrooms and handcuffed,” the report spells. “They are interrogated without proper access to a lawyer or their parents, so that they do not fully understand their rights.”

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International Support for Iran as IAEA Insists Tehran Stuck to Nuclear Deal
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 23 Oct 2017

13 Oct 2017 – In response to the U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Tehran, the International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed that Iran adhered to the nuclear deal.

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Unmasking Columbus
Earl Bousquet – teleSUR, 16 Oct 2017

The path opened by Columbus to “The Americas” led to territories being conquered and claimed, stolen and shared by the Europeans.

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Remembering Che Guevara 50 Years after His Assassination on 9 Oct 1967
James Cockcroft – teleSUR, 9 Oct 2017

In light of a recent upsurge in denunciations of Che and the Cuban Revolution, it is important to separate fact from fiction.

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Myanmar Says Refugees Must Prove Residency to Return Home
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Oct 2017

It remains unclear where the Rohingya would go if they did return, since many of their villages have been burnt to the ground.

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Haiti’s UN Mission Ends after 13 Years of Occupation
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Oct 2017

One of the longest-running U.N. peacekeeping missions has been implicated in a child sex ring and a cholera outbreak in Haiti.

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We Will Continue to Protect Assange as His Life Is Still Under Threat: Moreno
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Oct 2017

25 Sep 2017 – Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said that the South American country would continue to provide asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. He implied that there are looming threats to Assange’s life.

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US Inaugurates Its First Military Base in Israel
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2017

The new base adds to the U.S. garrison of the world, which accounts for some 800 military bases on soil other than its own.

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Water Supplies Run Dry near Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Mexico
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Sep 2017

17 Sep 2017 – A Coca-Cola plant is said to be taking up copious amounts of water to manufacture its signature soda, in turn, drying up the wells in southern Mexico. The Mexican FEMSA-run bottling company operating the plant is said to have consumed at least 1.08 million liters of water per day in 2016.

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Venezuela Reports Oil Prices in Chinese Currency, Shunning the ‘Tyranny of the Dollar’
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 18 Sep 2017

Venezuela, the country with the largest oil reserves in the world, began on Friday [15 Sep] to report its crude oil prices in the Chinese Yuan following the imposition of U.S. sanctions, bucking the oil market norm of pricing in the U.S dollar.

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41M Affected by South Asia Floods, but Who Knows about It?
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2017

The flooding and landslides have swept Bangladesh, India and Nepal for weeks, killing over 1,200 people.

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After 30 Years, Gazans Go to the Movies for One Night Only
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2017

The film which debuted Saturday [26 Aug] at the Samer Cinema was shot in Gaza with a team of volunteer actors.

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Work Begins Soon to Bring Haiti into ‘Silk Road’ after China Invests US$30 Billion to Develop Infrastructure
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Sep 2017

“Silk Road” work is expected to begin December on projects for clean water, sanitation, public bathrooms, electricity, communications, and more to Port-au-Prince.

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How Women Were at the Helm of the Black Panther Party
Manmeet Sahni – teleSUR, 28 Aug 2017

25 Aug 2017 – When one looks back at the revolutionary Black Panther Party, one envisions iconic Black male leaders sporting black berets and leather coats. We talked with Mary Phillips, one of the founding members of the Intersectional Black Panther Party History Project.

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How Capitalist Banks Are Creating the Next Financial Crisis
Jack Rasmus – teleSUR, 21 Aug 2017

The Fed is on the verge of another major disastrous monetary policy shift and experiment. Anyone want to buy the Brooklyn Bridge? I think they’re also trying to sell that as well.

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US and UK Ally Saudi Arabia Moves to Behead 14 for Participating In Anti-Government Protests
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Aug 2017

26 Jul 2017 – Saudi Arabia, the Gulf kingdom ruled by an absolute monarchy, and key United States ally, is planning to behead 14 men for participating in anti-government protests after what Amnesty international called a “grossly unfair mass trial.” The condemned includes a young student named Mujtaba al-Suweyket, who was only 17 at the time of his sentencing and was about to study in a U.S. university.

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Illegal Settlement Activity in Occupied Palestine Triple in First Half of 2017: Report
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Aug 2017

Israeli occupation authorities have escalated the illegal plunder of land belonging to the Palestinian people, defying international opinion.

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What Mainstream Media Got Wrong about Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Vote
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2017

Venezuelans voted Sunday [30 Jul 2017] for representatives of the National Constituent Assembly, amid what the government has called a targeted media campaign to destabilize the country and destroy its sovereignty. International media outlets rushed to discredit the vote, sharing grossly misrepresentative accounts of the historic electoral process.

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CIA’s ‘Dumbo’ Hacks PC Cameras, Microphones, Files: WikiLeaks
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Aug 2017

3 Aug 2017 – In a press release published today, WikiLeaks revealed the CIA’s hacking tool, ‘Dumbo,’ which allows agents to manipulate Microsoft Window’s webcams, microphones, and other devices from thousands of miles away. The whistleblower organization published everything in the Field Guide to the User’s Manual of the CIA’s hacking system.

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Buying a Slave: The Hidden World of US/Philippines Trafficking (Part 1)
Abby Martin | Empire Files - teleSUR, 31 Jul 2017

Human trafficking is a hidden industry that brings in $150 billion in illegal profits every year. In the United States, tens of thousands are trafficked annually—the biggest clients being major hotel chains and foreign diplomats. The Philippines is one of the largest labor exporters in the world. 6,000 Filipinos—mostly women—leave the country every single day to work, because of mass unemployment and poverty. Tricked by placement agencies, thousands end up living as virtual slaves.

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Buying a Slave: The Roots of the Philippines Trafficking Epidemic (Part 2)
Abby Martin | Empire Files – teleSUR, 31 Jul 2017

In this sequel to the report on trafficked Filipina domestic workers, Damayan’s Linda Oalican provides a deeper context to the epidemic of human trafficking by guiding us through the history of colonialism, resistance and US domination of the islands. From the centuries of Spanish rule and decades of US brutality, through the evisceration of the Philippine economy, this episode is a must-watch primer on why human beings are now the nation’s top export.

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Shedding Legal Light on the Gaza Electricity Crisis
Julie Webb-Pullman – teleSUR, 31 Jul 2017

30 Jul 2017 – Israel is the main supplier of electricity and fuel to the Gaza Strip, Palestine. The bowing of Israeli occupation authorities to the request of the Palestinian Authority to further reduce energy supplies does not exonerate them.

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777,000 Tons of Radioactive Waste to Be Dumped in Pacific
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Jul 2017

16 Jul 2017 – Approximately 580 barrels of radioactive water is to be released into the Pacific Ocean, according to the head of the company responsible for the Fukushima clean-up operation.

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Operation Condor: US, Latin American Slaughter, Torture Program
Edward Rhymes – teleSUR, 26 Jun 2017

The United States was a major backer of the military dictatorships during the 1970s that overthrew some Latin American democracies. [From TMS Editor: I was tortured after Brazil’s 1964 CIA military coup with electric shocks to my limbs, genitals as Operation Condor ravaged Latin America in my 20’s. For the record.]

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US Criticized for Using Skin-Melting White Phosphorous: HRW
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Jun 2017

14 Jun 2017 – The United States-led coalition in Iraq and Syria is facing heavy criticism for its use of white phosphorous, an incendiary chemical that ignites on contact with atmospheric oxygen, causing severe and mortal burns to those affected.

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Saudi Warplanes Strike Yemen Hospital amid Cholera Epidemic
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Jun 2017

Saudi warplanes struck a health facility in Northwest Yemen treating patients for cholera Saturday [3 Jun] night. The WHO announced Friday that nearly 73,700 people have been affected by Yemen’s cholera epidemic.

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Russia Encircled by Hostile NATO States: Arms Control Expert
Rick Sterling – teleSUR, 5 Jun 2017

27 May 2017 – Vladimir Kozin is an arms control specialist and a member of the Russian Academy of Military Science who has worked on arms control issues since the 1970s. Kozin said that Russians see themselves being encircled by NATO. Of the 16 countries bordering Russia, eight have anti-Russia sentiments. He noted that the U.S. military budget is 12 times greater than that of Russia and increasing. He said that it is a “fairy tale” that Russia interfered in the U.S. election.

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Private Clinics in Ecuador Exposed as Gay ‘Conversion Clinics’
Marion Deschamps – teleSUR, 5 Jun 2017

Between 200 and 350 private clinics pose as drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in the country but instead operate to abuse and torture homosexuals.

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Will There Be a Silk Road to South America?
Earl Bousquet – teleSUR, 5 Jun 2017

China’s President Xi pledged in 2016 to double bilateral trade between China and Latin America to US$500 billion.

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Julian Assange Claims Victory after Sweden Drops Rape Investigation
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 May 2017

Swedish prosecutors dropped the rape investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday [19 May], saying the investigation had not been able to proceed because of legal obstacles. Assange vowed that WikiLeaks would continue publishing.

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New Convention Targets Illicit Trade in Artifacts from War Zones
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 May 2017

An international convention targeting the illicit trade in cultural artifacts took effect on Friday [19 May 2017]; a move to curb what is regarded as a major source of funding to militant groups in conflict zones. The treaty aims to close loopholes and enable more effective cross-border cooperation in investigating, prosecuting and sentencing persons.

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Who Is Behind the State Department’s Coup Plot in Venezuela?
Misión Verdad – teleSUR, 1 May 2017

Creating a distorted image of the humanitarian crisis is the starting point. Painting a picture of a country on the verge of collapse is the alibi.

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Over 1,000 Palestinian Prisoners Launch Mass Hunger Strike
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Apr 2017

On Palestinian Prisoner’s Day Monday [17 Apr 2017], hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli prisons are staging a mass hunger strike, continuing the decades-long resistance of prisoners in the apartheid state. “Salutes of Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. Glory to the martyrs. Freedom for the prisoners of freedom,” stated the PFLP in support of the strikers.

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‘The Kurds’: Internationalists or Narrow Nationalists?
Marcel Cartier - teleSUR, 24 Apr 2017

Any imperialist plan for a “Greater Kurdistan” is incompatible with the ideology Democratic Self-Administration in Northern Syria.

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Israel Cracks the Whip on Hunger-Striking Palestinian Prisoners
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Apr 2017

The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners’ Affairs released a statement Monday [17 Apr] saying that Israeli Prison Service officials have forcibly moved hunger-striking prisoners to different sections of Israeli jails, confiscated their clothes and personal belongings and prevented lawyers and family members from visiting them in jail. Some Israeli leaders are calling for a more blood-soaked crackdown, calling on the state to execute many of the prisoners.

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Brazil’s Temer Confesses Rousseff’s Impeachment Was Revenge
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Apr 2017

Brazil’s Senate-imposed President Michel Temer admitted Sunday [16 Apr 2017] in a TV interview that the former head of the lower chamber, Eduardo Cunha, opened the impeachment process against former President Dilma Rousseff because her party did not protect him from an investigation over corruption charges.

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How the Refugee Crisis Is Dealing another Blow to Europe’s Roma
Julija Sardelic and Aidan McGarry - teleSUR, 17 Apr 2017

Romani minorities like Manouche, Kale and Sinti have lived in Europe since the 14th century when they arrived from India, and have been in Europe often for as long as majority populations. You will find Roma in every European country. There are some 10-12 million Romani people on the continent and they often suffer from socio-economic marginalization. They are singled out as unwanted foreigners and deemed perpetual migrants and outsiders.

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The Exclusion and Structural Discrimination of Roma in Europe
Szilvia Rezmuves, Isak Skenderi & Violeta Vajda – teleSUR, 10 Apr 2017

8 Apr 2017 – We have recently seen an explosion of books, articles and reference papers finally naming the oppression of Roma as an externally constructed phenomenon, based on exclusion and structural discrimination. For International Roma Day, three writers reflect on how Roma slave labour helped build Europe’s prosperity and its legacy.

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Argentina Set to Drop US$2 Billion for Largest Weapons Acquisition since Malvinas War
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Apr 2017

28 Mar 2017 – [Rightwing] Argentinean President Mauricio Macri is poised to dole out US$2 billion in large military equipment from the United States in what will be the biggest weapons acquisition since the country’s Malvinas War in the 1980s.

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Cambodia Rejects US War Debt, Slams US Imperial Brutality
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Mar 2017

21 Mar 2017 – Following the United States’ renewed insistence that Cambodia pay back its alleged “war debts,” fury across Cambodia has been widespread. “We should raise our voices to talk about the issue of the country that has invaded other (countries) and has killed children,” said Cambodia’s prime minister. $38 Billion for Israel, but not $274 Million for Cambodia.

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After Creating Haiti’s Cholera Crisis, UN Can Barely Fight It
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 27 Mar 2017

20 Mar 2017 – It was seven years ago when the outbreak first began. Haiti’s cholera outbreak has ravaged hundreds of thousands of lives — killing nearly 10,000 and sickening nearly 800,000 more. After years of dodging responsibility, the U.N. is now struggling to help fight the health scourge it created.

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Brazil: Temer Hikes Military Budget After Axing Social Spending
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Mar 2017

Brazilian President Michel Temer has hiked the country’s military budget by 36 percent, local media reported Monday [13 Mar], just months after he pushed the approval of a controversial constitutional amendment to freeze public spending in the country for the next two decades. The move will hike military spending back up above education funding after Dilma Rousseff’s government pared back the defense budget.

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Monsanto Accused of Using Ghostwriters to Cover up Cancer Risk
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Mar 2017

16 Mar 2017 – Agrochemical giant Monsanto used ghostwriters on scientific reports to cover up the risk of cancer from its flagship weedkiller Roundup, plaintiffs in a case in a U.S. Federal Court claimed in a lawsuit. Roundup has already been deemed a cancer risk by the World Health Organization.

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China Releases Human Rights Report on US: ‘Terrible Problems’
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Mar 2017

On Thursday [9 Mar 2017], China’s State Council Information Office released a human rights report on the U.S., noting that while that country continues to act as “the judge of human rights” it continues to ignore its own “terrible problems:” the colonial history, enslavement, segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality.

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Lynne Stewart, Lifelong Fighter and People’s Lawyer, Dies
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Mar 2017

Lynne Stewart, originally sentenced to 28 months in prison, was resentenced on July 10, 2010, to 10 years but continued to fight a government frame-up. After suffering a major stroke on March 1, she died Tuesday [7 Mar] evening at home, after being granted a compassionate release from prison three years ago due to fourth-stage breast cancer.

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ALBA Summit Begins, Honors Hugo Chavez’s Revolutionary Legacy
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Mar 2017

5 Mar 2017 – On the four-year death anniversary of “El Commandante” Chavez, ALBA leaders sung high praises for their former comrade ahead of the 14th Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Trade Treaty of the Peoples, also known as ALBA-TCP.

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US Teen Pioneers as 1st Openly Gay Football Scholarship Recruit
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Mar 2017

“I just don’t see how I could be living an honest, truthful life and have that in the background,” said My-King Johnson.

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Amnesty International’s Kangaroo Report on Syria
Rick Sterling – teleSUR, 20 Feb 2017

The report’s conclusions are not based on primary sources, material evidence or their own staff; they are solely based on the claims of anonymous individuals.

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China and Trumpism: The Political Contradictions of Global Capitalism
William I. Robinson - teleSUR, 20 Feb 2017

14 Feb 2017 – When China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin, warned last December that a U.S. trade war against China would result in disaster for the United States, it was no idle threat. As U.S. hegemony declines and Chinese hegemony possibly rises, it is clear that the political scaffolding of world capitalism is hopelessly outdated.

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Socialist Cuba, China Begin New Era of Internationalist Cinema
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Feb 2017

China is currently Cuba’s second largest trading partner after Venezuela, with bilateral trade surpassing US$750 million, according to the Financial Times. China has also exported goods and resources to Cuba that have allowed the socialist island to rehaul its transportation infrastructure, including the addition of energy-efficient public buses that run on electricity.

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Colombian Companies Charged with Crimes against Humanity
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Feb 2017

For the first time, private companies were charged with crimes against humanity as part of the transitional justice system.

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Helping Refugees Also Means Stopping the Wars Which Make Them
Max Ajl - teleSUR, 30 Jan 2017

Trump, it seems, will not ban all Muslims. He’ll only ban Muslims whose countries and homes we are bombing.

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[Obscene, Pornographic] World’s Richest 8–All Men–as Wealthy as Half of Humanity: Oxfam
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Jan 2017

The world will have its first trillionaire in only 25 years, the organization found. Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as half of the world’s population, Oxfam said Sunday [15 Jan] night, slamming the rich for fueling global inequality by dodging taxes, driving down wages and using their power to influence politics.

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Finland Becomes First Country to Provide Citizens Basic Income
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2017

Finland kicked off its basic income program Monday [2 Jan], giving US$587 per month to 2,000 of its citizens, an amount that – if extended to the entire adult population – will be guaranteed regardless of income, wealth or employment status.

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Assange ‘1,000%’ Sure Russia Wasn’t Source of US Election Leaks
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Jan 2017

Julian Assange argued that the debate about Russian influence on the U.S. election is an attempt to delegitimize Trump.

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The World Must Learn from Cuba
Joe Emersberger - teleSUR, 9 Jan 2017

On the anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, why has the small Caribbean nation outperformed many capitalist democracies in key ways despite fifty years of blockade, attacks, sanctions, injustices?

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US Sold $40 Billion in Weapons in 2015, Tops Global Arms Market
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jan 2017

While the global arms trade declined overall, the biggest sellers of global weapons, the United States and France, saw an increase in sales.

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The Carnage of Demonetisation in India
Justin Podur - teleSUR, 26 Dec 2016

People have already died from Modi’s sudden assault on 80 percent of India’s economy.

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US Court Hands Standing Rock another Victory
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Dec 2016

Another victory came for demonstrators against the Dakota Access pipeline this Friday [9 Dec] when a federal judge denied the company’s request to force the federal government to approve the controversial 1,172-mile pipeline’s final easement. Resistance won’t stop, and starting Jan. 2, dissatisfied investors will have the option of pulling out of the controversial, money-losing project.

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Black America and the Passing of Fidel Castro
Bill Fletcher, Jr. – teleSUR, 5 Dec 2016

For many of us in “Black America,” Fidel represented the audacity that we have desired and sought in the face of imperial and racial arrogance.

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How the Fight for Water Unites Palestine and Dakota
Nadya Raja Tannous – teleSUR, 28 Nov 2016

From our demand for just rights, the pursuit of sovereignty, and a long history of resistance, we walk a joint path to liberation.

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Rwandan Catholic Church Admits Role in Genocide, Apologizes
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Nov 2016

Embarrassed for its leading role in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, which saw more than 800,000 people massacred, the Catholic Church in that country issued a statement apologizing on Sunday [20 Nov]. The Church’s admission of guilt comes after years of denying its role in that and many other genocides around the world.

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COP22 Declaration Calls for ‘Immediate Action and Mobilization’
teleSUR | Reuters – TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Nov 2016

The final declaration of the UN COP22 climate negotiations in Marrakech, issued midnight on Friday [18 Nov] after a full day extension of the talks, saw 196 countries agreeing to a two-year time limit for implementation of the Paris Accord and called on non-state actors to “join us for immediate and ambitious action and mobilization.”

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Dilma Rousseff: Brazil’s Media Trying to Destroy Lula
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Nov 2016

Rousseff said despite this campaign the leader of the Workers Party remains the candidate with most popularity for the 2018 presidential elections.

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Obama Breaks Silence, Suggests Dakota Pipeline Be Rerouted
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Nov 2016

The president, however, refused to condemn police violence used against land and water protectors.

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Murder of Activists in Latin America ‘Out of Control’: Oxfam
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2016

The number of human rights activists and environmentalists killed in Latin America has dramatically skyrocketed in recent years, found a report called “El Riesgo de Defender,” or the Risk to Defend, released Tuesday [25 Oct] by Oxfam, while extractive projects have spread in rural and Indigenous areas.

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Cliton Suggested Rigging Palestine Election
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2016

Unhappy with the election result, Clinton suggested that the U.S. should have used their power to help its preferred party.

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The US and Canada Have Blood on Their Hands in Honduras
Grahame Russell – teleSUR, 31 Oct 2016

The international community needs to be held to account for propping up and subsidizing the murderous regime in Honduras.

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UN Unanimously Rejects Cuba Blockade as US Abstains for First Time
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Oct 2016

Only two countries, the United States and Israel, abstained from the vote, while 191 of the 193 member states in the assembly voted in favor of the resolution for the 25th consecutive year. Last year, only the USA and Israel voted against it.

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MSF Refused a Million Free Vaccines to Stand up to Big Pharma
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2016

16 Oct 2016 – Doctors Without Borders said last week it had refused a donation of one million pneumonia vaccinations from the drug manufacturer Pfizer as part of a principled stand against Big Pharma’s monopolistic drug-pricing policies. While Pfizer made $6.245 billion in revenue last year, 1.4 million children die each year from the pneumonia strain.

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As Honduras Activists Continue to Burn, US Backs Govt
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2016

21 Oct 2016 – The U.S. will continue giving millions of dollars in military funding to the Honduran government, despite the high-profile targeted assassinations and other human rights abuses documented this year in the Central American nation. The political instability plaguing the country largely followed from the U.S.-backed 2009 coup against President Elect Manuel Zelaya.

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Prospects, Hope and Strategies for the Future in Palestine
Tommaso Segantini and Norman Finkelstein – teleSUR, 24 Oct 2016

Renowned scholar and political activist Norman Finkelstein talks about a range of issues around Israel’s occupation of Palestine.

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Spanish Court Overturns Catalonian Bullfighting Ban
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Oct 2016

Spain’s Constitutional Court on Thursday [20 Oct] overturned a ban on bullfighting imposed in Catalonia, calling it a cultural asset protected under national law in a ruling likely to fuel political tensions between the region and Madrid. Bullfighting, a bloody ritual intended to ennoble both the “torero” and his victim, has been popular in Spain for generations.

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(Castellano) BRICS debaten sobre economía, terrorismo y cambio climático
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Oct 2016

15 octubre 2016 – Diversos temas mundiales, con énfasis en los económicos, serán abordados desde este sábado la VIII Cumbre de los países BRICS (Brasil, Rusia, India, China y Suráfrica) a desarrollarse en Panaji, capital del estado indio de Goa.

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(Castellano) La recargada colonialidad permanente en América Latina
Itzamná Ollantay - teleSUR, 17 Oct 2016

La condición de colonialidad no sólo configura en el colonizado la idealización “natural” del color, sentir, hacer y pensar del colonizador, sino que instala dispositivos nefastos en las estructuras psicológicas más profundas del primero. Las condiciones de subordinación/despojo no sólo son vistas como “realidades normales”, sino que son asumidas con gratitud como una “benevolencia” del colonizador.

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It’s the State, Stupid!
Emir Sader – teleSUR, 17 Oct 2016

Neoliberal governments have the interests of finance capital at heart, like a backward Robin Hood, taking from the poor to give even more to the rich.

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US Foreign Policy: Killing People to Save Them
Dr. Arshad M Khan – teleSUR, 17 Oct 2016

What we have seen is the Middle East and large parts of North Africa on the receiving end of death, destruction and displacement over the last 15 years.

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Beyond the T-Shirt: What Che Guevara Actually Stood For
Urooba Jamal – teleSUR, 10 Oct 2016

The famous portrait of Che Guevara graces T-shirts and posters the world over, but what did the revolutionary leader actually stand for?

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US Court Protects ‘School of the Assassins’ Graduates
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Oct 2016

Since the Cold War the infamous military school formerly known as the School of the Americas has been a training ground for dictators, death squad members, and torturers, fueling human rights abuses and coups across Latin America, earning it the moniker “the School of the Assassins.”

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(Castellano) Bolivia celebrará jornada de poesía a favor de la paz en el mundo
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Oct 2016

El Movimiento Poético Mundial espera organizar actividades similares en 24 países de América latina.

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Palestinian Youth Art Festival in India Spotlights Hardships
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Oct 2016

Gaza51 showcases the artwork of young Palestinians from Gaza produced after the 2014 Israeli invasion.

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Military-Style Raid Ends Native Prayer Against Dakota Pipeline
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Oct 2016

Up to 21 people were arrested during a peaceful prayer service.

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(Castellano) Sobre el “post-progresismo” en América Latina: aportes para un debate
Atilio A. Boron y Paula Klachko – teleSUR, 26 Sep 2016

A partir de su caracterización inicial los autores advierten sobre la necesidad de evitar caer en la trampa maniquea que obliga a optar entre la continuidad del progresismo o la restauración neoliberal, trampa que, según ellos, “oculta un chantaje orientado a propiciar un artificial cierre de filas detrás de los líderes y partidos del progresismo”.

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(Castellano) ¿Es la Alianza del Pacífico el caballo de troya de EE.UU. en América Latina?
Germán Gorraiz López – teleSUR, 26 Sep 2016

23 septiembre 2016 – La importancia de la Alianza del Pacífico fue destacada por el analista y economista Jorge González Izquierdo, quien dijo a la AFP que este bloque en lo político “es un contrapeso al grupo que quiso formar el presidente Hugo Chávez de Venezuela”,en alusión a la Alianza Bolivariana para las Américas (ALBA),integrada por Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Dominica, Ecuador, San Vicente y Las Granadinas y Antigua y Barbuda.

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Brazil Court Moves on Corruption Probe of President Temer
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2016

The coup-imposed president is already barred from running for public office; now he is under investigation for illegally soliciting campaign donations.

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Most of Japanese Millennials Are Virgins: Survey
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Sep 2016

17 Sep 2016 – A survey of Japanese people aged 18 to 34 found that 70 percent of unmarried men and 60 percent of unmarried women are not in a relationship. It also found that around 42 percent of men and 44.2 percent of women admitted that they were virgins.

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What You May Not Know about the Dakota Access Pipeline
Naomi Cohen - teleSUR, 19 Sep 2016

teleSUR spoke with the lawyer coordinating legal advice and representation for protesters at the North Dakota camps.

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Bayer-Monsanto Merger Is ‘a Disaster for Global Food System’
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2016

The Monsanto takeover creates the world’s largest seed and pesticide company and threatens to entrench corporate control of the global food system.

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CEOs Can Now Be Prosecuted Like War Criminals at The Hague
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Sep 2016

The International Criminal Court announced Thursday [15 Sep 2016] it will now hold corporate executives and governments legally responsible for environmental crimes. The court’s new focus on land grabbing and environmental destruction could help put a dent in corporate impunity.

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(Castellano) Cartografía de la lucha de clases en América Latina y el Caribe: Posneoliberalismo vs. Capitalismo offshore
Katu Arkonada – teleSUR, 19 Sep 2016

Desde noviembre de 2015 han ocurrido sucesos excepcionales que cambian el panorama geopolítico y la cartografía de la lucha de clases en nuestra América. Con este trabajo pretendemos abordarlos, haciendo previamente un repaso de las etapas del ciclo posneoliberal que abrió una nueva etapa en nuestra región, al tiempo que intentamos un análisis sobre los acontecimientos de los últimos meses, que nos sitúan en un punto de inflexión y marcan enormes desafíos para los pueblos.

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A Flimflam Impeachment: The Overthrow of Dilma Rousseff
Arshad M. Khan – teleSUR, 12 Sep 2016

Personally incorruptible, unlike her nemeses, Dilma Rousseff was impeached and dismissed on the flimsiest of charges.

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(Castellano) Cronología: Golpes de Estado en América Latina
Pablo Ruiz – teleSUR, 12 Sep 2016

En palabras de la presidenta legítima de Brasil, Dilma Rousseff: “En el pasado con las armas, y hoy con la retórica jurídica, nuevamente pretenden atentar contra la Democracia y contra el Estado de Derecho”.

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Bolivia Prepares Literacy Programs in 36 Indigenous Languages
teleSUR – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Sep 2016

Since Evo Morales took office illiteracy has been reduced from 13.3 percent to 2.9 percent, the lowest rate in the history of Bolivia.

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