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Pompeo: U.S. Working ‘To Bring Afghans To The Negotiating Table’

June 25, 2019           |                                       

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to reporters in Kabul during an unannounced visit on June 25. Following a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Pompeo said the United States’ goal in ongoing peace talks with the Taliban is to help Afghans “decide the future of their country.” Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/afghanistan-pompeo-peace-talks/30019733.html

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The UN special rapporteur on torture has blasted four nations for imposing psychological torture on Julian Assange. ‘A Relentless and Unrestrained Campaign of Public Mobbing, Intimidation and Defamation’ Warns of ‘Criminalization of Journalism’ By Joe Lauria Special to Consortium News The UN special rapporteur on torture has issued a stinging rebuke to the United States, […]

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North Korea Reportedly Executes Special Nuclear Envoy Over Failed U.S. Summit

May 30, 2019           |                                       

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has reportedly executed his special envoy on nuclear talks with the United States in the wake of a failed summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Hanoi in February. Envoy Kim Hyok Chol and four unidentified Foreign Ministry employees were executed in March at Pyongyang’s Mirim Airport after being […]

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Saudi King Opens Summit With Attack On Iran, Call For Unity

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman opened an emergency summit of Arab leaders in Mecca with a call for the international community to use “all means to stop the Iranian regime from interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.” The king, in his May 30 speech, accused Iran of “harboring global and regional terrorist entities and […]

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Vladimir Pozner hosts a very popular interview show, simply called Pozner, on Russian television, and he doesn’t pull his punches. When I last spoke with him eighteen years ago, he described himself as a “man of the left.” I was curious to find out if that had changed. I walked up the stairs to his […]

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Russia Calls U.S. Accusation Of Nuke-Treaty Violation A 'Smear'

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Russia has reacted angrily to an assertion by a top U.S. defense official that Moscow “probably” violated an international nuclear test ban treaty. The assertion is a “crude provocation,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on May 30. The statement comes the day after the head of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency suggested […]

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“Enough Is Enough”: Native Leaders Ask William Barr to Help Fix Alaska’s Law Enforcement Crisis

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Greg Razo of Cook Inlet Region, Inc. speaks to U.S. Attorney General William Barr during a Native justice roundtable Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in Anchorage. (Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News) The number of VPSOs, police who are trained, certified and funded by the state, has dwindled from more than […]

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Americans lost big-time on May 15 when the Trump administration renewed two expired mineral leases for Chilean mining giant Antofagasta to mine sulfide-ore copper right on the edge of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, the most-visited wilderness area in the United States. The leases, vital to Antofagasta’s Twin Metals mining project, had been terminated in 2016 by […]

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Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced a plan to “green” the U.S. military. After cataloguing some of the threats to our “readiness” posed by climate change—including floods and hurricanes compromising Air Force bases—the proposal quickly pivots to the “thousands of people [forced] to migrate from their homes,” conflating the fates of the most vulnerable […]

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U.S., Russian Diplomats Discuss Ways For Syria To Rejoin 'International Community'

May 29, 2019           |                                       

Top U.S. and Russian diplomats are considering measures that could eventually allow Syria “to move back into the international community” if it agrees to a series of steps to help end the country’s long civil war. Jim Jeffrey, the U.S. special representative for Syria engagement, on May 29 told reporters following a closed-door UN Security […]

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U.S., Persian Gulf Allies Step Up Pressure On Iran

May 29, 2019           |                                       

The United States and key Middle East allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates stepped up pressure on Iran, warning against any attacks and taking measures to bolster cooperation to counter Tehran’s regional activities. The actions and comments on May 29 came amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States, prompting growing concerns […]

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Episode 24: Janice Domingo interviews Dr. Dreadlocks Nicholas Baham III and Dr. Nolan Higdon

April 22, 2019           |                                       

On this very special episode of Along the Line, host Janice Domingo interviews here co-hosts Dr. Dreadlocks Nicholas Baham III and Dr. Nolan Higdon about a litany of issues social media; Venezuela; Education; Journalism; Iraq War; September 11, 2001; Corporate Media; Post-truth; Orwell; Race Relations; and Media Consumption. Listen to all of our previous content at ProjectCensored.org/atl and youtube.com/alongtheline Contact […]

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Russia warns Bolton: “Monroe Doctrine” Remarks are Insulting to Latin America

April 20, 2019           |                                       

What is the ‘Monroe Doctrine’? In brief, it is a document which defines the entire Western Hemisphere as a ‘backyard’ of the United States. It ‘philosophically’ justifies Washington’s neo-colonialism, and the most barbaric coups it has been triggering, as well as covered and open interventions in the Caribbean, and in Central and South America. And […]

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In Anti-Choice Hands, Abortion Clinic Inspections Become a Weapon

April 17, 2019           |                                       

We All Need Sanctuary From Donald Trump As Single-Payer Gains Traction, Industry Launches Attack Ads Trump Wants to End Regulation That Cut Mercury Pollution by 81 Percent First Latina Immigrant Leader of National Union Hits Ground Running House Democrats Subpoena Deutsche Bank as Part of Trump Finance Probe Pelosi Says Democrats Must “Hold the Center,” […]

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