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The Israel-Palestine conflict is at the heart of politics not only in the Middle East, but in the United States. As the Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu moves further toward the hard right with the support of U.S. President Donald Trump, the plight of Palestinians is reaching a new level of urgency. Journalist and […]

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More than twenty years ago Charles Lewis noted in The Buying of the Congress that for most Americans the national legislature is “a distant abomination.” You can put the emphasis on “distant”—fewer than half the citizenry can name their representative and even fewer can name both their senators. Or you can emphasize the “abomination,” since […]

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Besides, in today’s Europe, when some radical right leaders such as Salvini praise the Russians and share the Kremlin’s desire to destabilise the European Union, others, such as Poland’s Jarosław Kaczyński and the Law and Justice Party – despite sharing Salvini’s aim to break the ‘Germany-France axis’ in Europe – come from a very different […]

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The Ukrainian presidential elections have come down to a choice between a crook and a clown. So far the clown is winning. Volodymyr Zelensky, a prominent comedian without political experience, received 30 percent of the vote in a multi-candidate election last Sunday. Incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, a corrupt oligarch, came in second with 16 percent. […]

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Armenia-Azerbaijan Summit Described As 'Positive,' 'Constructive'

March 30, 2019           |                                       

Armenia and Azerbaijan have described the latest meeting of their leaders as “positive” and “constructive,” saying they agreed to strengthen the cease-fire regime in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone and continue their dialogue. “The meeting took place in a positive and constructive atmosphere and provided an opportunity for the two leaders to clarify their respective positions,” […]

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U.S. Attorney General Expected To Present Mueller Report To Congress On March 24

March 23, 2019           |                                       

U.S. Attorney General William Barr, who has been reviewing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election, is expected to send his summary of the findings to Congress on March 24, news media are reporting. Upon receiving Mueller’s report on March 22, Barr said in a letter to congressional leaders […]

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Democracy and human rights are increasingly under attack around the globe. More than ever, we need dedicated local leaders and organisations able to stand up for the rights of their communities and push for positive social change. But what do these local leaders and organisations need in order to be successful? And how can funders, […]

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Desperate men do desperate things; two leaders facing corruption charges may more aggressively push their Iran regime change agenda – Larry Wilkerson joins Paul Jay The post Trump and Netanyahu Scandals a Very Dangerous Moment – Wilkerson & Jay appeared first on The Real News Network.

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The crisis in Venezuela has become a media show between heroes and villains orchestrated by foreign powers. What are the likely outcomes of the current state of affairs? Español Protest against Venezuelan government in Barcelona, February 2019. PA Images. All Rights Reserved. 45 days have passed since Maduro became president for a second mandate of […]

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HANOI, Vietnam — U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, leaders of nations with a long history of hostilities, opened their second summit Wednesday with smiles and friendly banter before sitting down for a dinner that will set the stage for difficult talks about North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. “I think […]

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Pakistani Protesters Denounce India As Tensions Soar

February 27, 2019           |                                       

Dozens of protesters rallied in Peshawar, northwest Pakistan, on February 27, calling on their leaders to go to war with India amid escalating tensions over Kashmir. Both countries reported having shot down the other’s warplanes over the disputed region.

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With the Academy Awards approaching, the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative released its most recent report on diversity in Hollywood. It documented an upward trend toward equality: The number of women and people of color in the role of lead or co-lead has risen over the last two years. Still, the film industry has yet to achieve […]

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