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    European Commission officials in Brussels have distributed sealed reports to EU states’ ambassadors describing the potential impact of EU-Russia sanctions on their countries if the plans go ahead. New US sanctions punishing Russia for its actions in Ukraine are to be announced on Friday, April 25. The next round is likely to target […]

Supreme Court Delivers Blow to Civil Rights Sixty Years After Brown v. Topeka Michigan vote to ban consideration of race was based on deception A 6-2 decision by the United States Supreme Court on April 23 upheld a 2006 vote in the state of Michigan which placed a ban on affirmative action. The so-called “Michigan […]

    The date of April 26, 2014 marks the 28th anniversary of the catastrophic explosion of the 4th reactor at the Chernobyl power plant. This is the time when alarming news is coming to evoke concern over the future of Ukraine’s nuclear industry. The use of US-produced fuel for Soviet reactors is not compatible […]

  Uneasy: Malcolm Fraser says Australia has lost the capacity to make its own strategic decisions. Photo: Simon Schluter   For a video presentation, please click here: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/malcolm-fraser-warns-australia-risks-war-with-china-unless-us-military-ties-cut-back-20140425-zqz8p.html   Australia risks being pulled into a disastrous war against China because successive Australian governments have surrendered the nation’s strategic independence to Washington, former Liberal prime minister Malcolm […]

    Yasukuni apologists will say that this a place where the war dead can be remembered and that Shinzo Abe’s offering of a Masakaki “sacred tree” branch to the shrine on Monday was perfectly within the remit of a Japanese prime minister. You can imagine the outrage if German politicians visited or gave offerings […]

Mesut Dogan / Shutterstock.com   If you had been a reader of The American Conservative magazine back in December 2011, you might have learned from an article written by me that “Unmarked NATO warplanes are arriving at Turkish military bases close to Iskenderum on the Syrian border, delivering weapons [to the Free Syrian Army] derived from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s […]

Some people have compared it to Hitler’s publication of Mein Kampf, which was ignored until after the war was over. Full text of Rebuilding America’s Defenses here 05/06/03: When the Bush administration started lobbying for war with Iraq, they used as rationale a definition of preemption (generally meaning anticipatory use of force in the face of an […]

As Egypt inches towards the first anniversary of the July 3 coup, the economy continues to flounder. The military-backed reverting to Mubarak-era policies has been buttressed only by lavish handouts from the Gulf Security Council (GCC) states and vague promises of future investment by western business, namely Coca Cola. Despite loud media support for the military […]

N. Korea blasts reunification offer as ‘psychopath’s daydream’     Seoul (AFP) – North Korea on Saturday blasted South Korean President Park Geun-Hye’s proposal on laying the groundwork for reunification through economic exchanges and humanitarian aid as the “daydream of a psychopath.” The blistering attack from the North’s powerful National Defence Commission (NDC) was the […]

  (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)   Under the regime of neoliberalism, especially in the United States, war has become an extension of politics as almost all aspects of society have been transformed into a combat zone. Americans now live in a society in which almost everyone is spied on, considered a potential terrorist, and subject […]

TEHRAN (FNA)- A Russian newspaper said that Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is in Kandahar Province, located in Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan, but it offers anonymous, dubious sources. The Moskovsky Komsomolets paper says “an anonymous source in the intelligence agencies” in Russia said that the missing plane’s “pilots are not guilty.” “Flight MH 370 […]

    The AKP regime in Turkey has been heavily involved in promoting the war against the Syrian Ba’athist regime. Together with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Turkey is the main regional sponsor of the anti-Ba’athist forces. Is Turkey, a long-standing NATO member and currently in negotiations for full EU membership, acting as a Euro-Atlanticist asset? […]

China Will Reopen the Old Silk Road as a New Trading Route Linking Germany, Russia & China Russia has just dropped another bombshell, announcing not only the de-coupling of its trade from the dollar, but also that its hydrocarbon trade will in the future be carried out in rubles and local currencies of its trading partners – no longer in dollars – see Voice of Russia Russia’s trade in hydrocarbons amounts to about a trillion dollars per year. Other countries, especially the BRICS and BRCIS-associates (BRICSA) may soon follow suit and join forces with Russia, abandoning the ‘petro-dollar’ as trading unit for oil and gas. This could amount to tens of trillions in loss for demand of petro-dollars per year (US GDP about 17 trillion dollars – December 2013) – leaving an important dent in the US economy would be an understatement.

60% of Japan’s 48 viable nuclear reactors, are not as yet being considered for application to the Nuclear Regulation Agency (NRA) for restart   90% of Japan reactors to be out of service   Japan’s energy policy regime appears dangerously adrift in the context of accelerating climate change. The core problem is agency. On the […]

[The 4th Media Editorial Note: This Global Research article was originally posted on April 27, 2012.] The prospect of an unparalleled Eurasian economic boom lasting into the next Century and beyond is at hand. The first steps binding the vast economic space are being constructed with a number of little-publicized rail links connecting China, Russia, […]

  Western leaders’ attempts to create the illusion that everyone approves of the idea of imposing sanctions against Russia is coming up against the obvious discrepancy between this made-up picture and the real state of affairs. There are many both in the U.S. and in Europe who consider imposing sanctions to be a mistake, and […]

    Turkey expects China to invest in its high speed railway project from the eastern tip to the western part of the country, which would constitute an important part of the modern Silk Railroad, said the General Director of Turkish State Railway Suleyman Karaman here on Wednesday. Karaman made the remarks at the 11th […]

The Syrian government stressed that Turkey has regularly facilitated the entry of armed terrorist groups into the Kessab area in Syria’s Lattakia province. An Armenian M.P. who visited Syria is calling on the world to wake up to the fact that thousands of extremists have crossed the Turkish- Syrian border and that missiles were fired […]

The Economist magazine looks a tChina’s accumulated more capital per worker versus other fast-growing countries had at a similar stage of development. But it also has many stages of development ahead of it. Its capital stock per worker is only about a quarter of South Korea’s, for example. As the economy grows, big problems tend […]

War by Other Means: The Violence of North Korean Human Rights This essay offers a historicized overview of the consolidation of contemporary human rights as the dominant lingua franca for social justice projects today and applies it to the debate over human rights in North Korea. Highlighting what the rights framework renders legible as well […]

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