Re-opening the Investigation: CIA Black Sites, “Rendition” and Washington’s Allies


By Binoy Kampmark Global Research, April 07, 2015 They certainly sought to please in those initial dark days when a position at the NATO table was at stake.  This was something of a new world order – the attacks after September 11, 2001 did certainly allow Washington to make that spurious case.  The stakes were high, […]

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Podemos and the Catalan Independence Process in Spain


By Josep Maria Antentas and Richard Fidler Global Research, April 04, 2015 The Socialist Project The rise of Podemos (“We Can”) in the Spanish state – and of its counterpart Podem in Catalonia – has presented a new challenge to both the Catalan independence movement and to the traditional left in that subordinated national component of the Spanish state. Pablo […]

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MH17 investigation going off in ‘wrong direction’ could embarrass ‘many powerful people


There is so much political pressure over the MH17 crash in Ukraine that investigators would rather conclude that no one really knows what happened than make several powerful people look foolish, believes Robert Parry, editor of Consortium News. More than eight months since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down above war-torn eastern Ukraine, speculation […]

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There is no Europe without Russia and no Russia without Europe


Mar 19, 2015 Alexey Khlebnikov RD Interview: Walter Schwimmer, a prominent Austrian politician and Secretary General of the Council of Europe from 1999-2004, shares his views on what Russia should do next in order to find common ground with the nations of Europe. Russian President Vladimir Putin with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois […]

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11th-Hour Push for Iranian Nuclear Deal Two Days Before the Deadline


BY DAVID FRANCIS MARCH 29, 2015 Nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers continued Sunday, and it remains unclear whether both sides would be able to reach a potentially historic agreement to curb Tehran’s nuclear program with just two days left before an end-of-the-month deadline. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry canceled a return trip […]

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“Overseas Contingency Operations Account” – Washington’s Crony Capitalist War Slush Fund


Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain has called it a “gimmick,” and Democrats complain that larding up the separate war funding bill with extra spending amounts to an “abusive loophole.” Yet so far, the massive increase is likely to remain in this year’s budget. Another major […]

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