Maduro: “Only Dialogue Can Resolve the Crisis”

Ignacio Ramonet, French author and journalist, former editor of Le Monde Diplomatique, sat recently with Nicolas Maduro .[i] Ramonet has known four Venezuelan presidents. In Miraflores, Caracus, seat of government, people converse, debate, talk on the phone and wait. All … The post Maduro: “Only Dialogue Can Resolve the Crisis” appeared first on Global Research .
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Amnesty International Hangs Julian Assange Out to Dry — or Possibly Just Hang

Assange’s predicament and its broad implications for journalism and speech are evidently of little concern to Amnesty International, which wrote a letter to the Julian Assange Defence Committee (JADC) telling them that Amnesty is not actively working towards Assange’s defense. … The post Amnesty International Hangs Julian Assange Out to Dry — or Possibly Just Hang appeared first on Global Research .
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Trump Regime Demand for Palestinian Surrender. Washington’s “Peace Process” is a Colossal Hoax

Trump’s so-called “deal of the century” has nothing to do with peace, nothing to do with resolving irreconcilable Israeli/Palestinian differences — everything to do with serving Israeli interests at their expense. Throughout his tenure, Trump waged war on Palestinian rights, … The post Trump Regime Demand for Palestinian Surrender. Washington’s “Peace Process” is a Colossal Hoax appeared first on Global Research .
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U.S. War Criminals, Conspiracy Theorists and the Mainstream Media vs. Julian Assange

Julian Assange exposed U.S. war crimes, CIA spying capabilities, false flag cyber attacks and corruption within the Democratic Party and he’s the bad guy? Trump’s Justice department has decided to charge Julian Assange with “17 counts of violating the Espionage … The post U.S. War Criminals, Conspiracy Theorists and the Mainstream Media vs. Julian Assange appeared first on Global Research .
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Where the Forest Has No Name

Driving up the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco, you approach the world’s largest contiguous temperate rainforest. But don’t look for any markers or directions. There aren’t any. In fact, the rainforest, which stretches 2,500 miles from Northern California all … The post Where the Forest Has No Name appeared first on Global Research .
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It Is Indifference of the Israelis that Is Killing People

In the past, whenever I went to (or more precisely, ‘through’) Israel, it was for some antagonistic purpose: to write about the brutal suppression of the intifada in Gaza or Hebron, to comment on the insanity of the land grab … The post It Is Indifference of the Israelis that Is Killing People appeared first on Global Research .
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Can Iran tame the US cobra?

Skilfully manipulating perceptions, Iran is exploiting a heavy-handed US strategy to strengthen its position at home and abroad. But will that be enough to avert new conflict? Since the recent buildup of US force levels in the Middle East, some observers have characterised the Iranian response as that of a turbaned peasant blowing his horn, taming the US cobra and astounding the worried onlookers. Others evoke a judo master, turning the weight of the opponent into a disadvantage. Whether (...) -
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The Western Media is Key to Syria Deceptions, Al Qaeda Propaganda

By any reckoning, the claim made this week by al-Qaeda-linked fighters that they were  targeted with chemical weapons  by the Syrian government in Idlib province – their final holdout in Syria – should have been treated by the western media … The post The Western Media is Key to Syria Deceptions, Al Qaeda Propaganda appeared first on Global Research .
| English, chemical attack, fake news |

Chomsky: Trump Radically Interfered with Israel's Election to Help Re-elect Netanyahu

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has begun a record fifth term in office after narrowing defeating former military chief Benny Gantz. In a discussion with Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman, Noam Chomsky talks about how President Trump directly interfered with the Israel election by repeatedly helping Netanyahu, from moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem to recognizing Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights in defiance of international law.
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Anti-Semitism and the USS Liberty

ANTISEMITISM is EXPRESSED AS HOSTILITY TOWARD OR DISCRIMINATION OF JEWS AS A RELIGIOUS, ETHNIC, OR RACIAL GROUP. This American’s experiences with anti-Semites were one catalyst for publishing “USS Liberty LOVE Story” as a FREE Download to coincide with Memorial Day 2019. By Eileen Fleming On Sunday The Editorial Board at The New York Times published “The Old Scourge of Anti-Semitism Rises Anew in Europe” citing: In the United States, attacks on synagogues
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Africa Liberation Day 2019: Continental Path at the Crossroads

This year’s Africa Day (aka Africa Liberation Day) comes at period of significant transformation for the continent and its people throughout the region and the world. It was 56 years ago that the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the predecessor … The post Africa Liberation Day 2019: Continental Path at the Crossroads appeared first on Global Research .
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Chomsky: Arrest of Assange Is "Scandalous" and Highlights Shocking Extraterritorial Reach of U.S.

Attorneys for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are vowing to fight his possible extradition to the United States following his arrest in London, when British police forcibly removed Assange from the Ecuadorean Embassy, where he had taken asylum for almost seven years. In April, Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.
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Scotland’s European elections results show the SNP continue to defy gravity – and Labour is in deep, deep trouble

Britain is a country divided, the national results of the European elections tell us. Scotland, not so much.  Add together the votes for the Remain-supporting parties in Scotland and you get 70.9 per cent (or 61.6 if you exclude Labour voters, which, given the ambiguity of the party’s position, might be advisable). So, like the UK as a whole, if from a different standpoint, Scotland has reaffirmed what it said in 2016, when 62 per cent
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PLO official delivers letter from President Abbas to newly sworn-in South African leader

Member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Ahmad Majdalani delivered a letter from President Mahmoud Abbas to the newly sworn-in South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, during his inauguration in Pretoria on Saturda
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Jordan condemns ongoing Israeli violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque

Jordan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates on Sunday condemned the ongoing Israeli violations against Al-Aqsa Mosque, including extremists' raids on the holy shrine and imposing restrictions on worshippers and Awqaf personnel.
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Kuwait Red Crescent distributes food baskets among victims of Cyclone Kenneth in Comoros

Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) distributed 210 food baskets in five villages in the north of Moroni, capital of Comoros, affected by Tropical Cyclone Kenneth.
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Neo-liberalism: What Is It? What Is Wrong with It? What Next?

For the last four decades, we have been watching a new animal called neo-liberalism. At first, we did not know what it was; we hoped that it would bring global prosperity; we thought that the deregulation would be a blessing … The post Neo-liberalism: What Is It? What Is Wrong with It? What Next? appeared first on Global Research .
| English, Neoliberalism |

Chomsky: Nuclear Weapons, Climate Change & the Undermining of Democracy Threaten Future of Planet

As President Trump pulls out of key nuclear agreements with Russia and moves to expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal, Noam Chomsky looks at how the threat of nuclear war remains one of the most pressing issues facing mankind. In a speech at the Old South Church in Boston, Chomsky also discusses the threat of climate change and the undermining of democracy across the globe.
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Mohamed bin Zayed expresses UAE's support for security and stability in Sudan

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has affirmed that the United Arab Emirates will back Sudan while passing through current circumstances and transformations to achieve a peace
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UN Mission in Afghanistan voices concern over ill-treatment of prisoners by Taliban

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Sunday expressed “grave concern” over credible accounts it has been given that Taliban militants have been mistreating prisoners, which in some cases “may amount to torture”.
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OIC condemns terrorist attack in Central African Republic

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) strongly condemned the attack perpetrated on May 21 by the armed group 3R (Return, Reclamation, Reconciliation) against civilian population in the Central African Republic, in the villages of Koundjili, Ndjond
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Locally-made electric car to hit the roads in 2022

Turkey’s first domestically-produced car will be an electric vehicle with 500-kilometer range and will be on the market in the second half of 2022, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank told reporters on May 26.
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Noam Chomsky: We Must Confront the "Ultranationalist, Reactionary" Movements Growing Across Globe

In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. He looked back at the rise of fascism in the 20th century and the growing ultranationalist movements of today, from Brazil and the United States to Israel and Saudi Arabia.
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Is “Terrorist Recidivism” Real?

Those who believe the release of “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh poses a new threat to our collective safety simply haven’t been paying attention. The post Is “Terrorist Recidivism” Real? appeared first on The Intercept .
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Has the position of Bari Community regarding the relocation of the Capital City from Juba changed?

By Roger Alfred Yoron Modi In March 2011, Bari Community BC issued its position rejecting to offer land to the South (thern) Sudan government to build a national capital in or around Juba. Gen. Alfred Lado Gore, who was the chair of BC at the time, officially submitted the document containing the Community's stance on the government's proposal to establish a Capital City in Juba, to Gen. Oyay Deng Ajak, the then GoSS Minister of Investment who led the
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Who will set my people free?

By Clement Maring Samuel Who will set my people free was a lamentation of a divine choir which was shown to me in a dream on May 17th 2003 in Tali during the liberation struggle. I share this excerpt from my book to convey a message in this particular time but the full text shall be read when my book is published. In that dream, the divine choir wears maroon gowns, and they stood in the exact ground where
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Algeria: Egyptian Scenario will Fail

Algeria: Egyptian Scenario will Fail  There are some similarities between Egypt and Algeria. Both countries have armies that have been in power since they gained it, and both armies appointed presidents of their own. By Abdennour Toumi  Algerians are still marching, demanding the fall of what remains of the regime, while the country’s strongman, General Gaïd Salah, is pushing the peaceful marchers to go cast their ballots on July, 4th under an
| Abdennour Toumi, Arab World, Bloggers |

Off the cuff: Happiness is eating mangoes

When I saw the pyramid of gleaming golden mangoes on a pushcart on the crowded Commercial Street of Bengaluru, I just had to buy lots of kilos. As you must have guessed, I love mangoes, which have been dubbed the King of Fruits, and have been the favourite fruit of Indian kings, poets and prime ministers. Mangoes bring back nostalgic memories, though I have never been deprived of eating them even when living in the Arab Gulf for many
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Temperament test proposed for interned dogs

Dogs assumed to be posing danger to the public should be tested for their mood before an internment decision, according to a proposal put forward in a parliament commission.
| Turkey |

UK Brexit Party Scores Big as Conservatives, Labour Falter

Nigel Farage's new party makes big gains in the European elections, with his and several anti-Brexit parties dooming Tories and Labour to humiliating defeats.
| brexit, brexit party, brexit referendum |

As the Brexit Party Triumphs, a Second Referendum Seems Inevitable

Yesterday’s European election results were, without doubt, the strangest of my life. Such chaos, however, was entirely predictable: since June 2016 British politics has been like an explosion in super-slow motion – Brexit, David Cameron’s departure, Theresa May’s metamorphosis from wrathful conqueror to timid introvert, Labour forcing a hung parliament. But last night the explosion […]
| Articles, brexit, brexit party |

UEFA President Ceferin: 'Should We Punish Football Clubs for Being Successful?'

In an interview, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferi discusses corruption in football, plans for a new Champions League and the decision to play the Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan.
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Emmanuel Macron turned the European elections into a referendum on himself, and lost

If the Frence president is to succeed he needs to establish a new centre ground of European politics. Emmanuel Macron gambled, and lost. He invested himself personally in the European elections by presenting it as a referendum on himself. That, he thought, was the best way to stop Marine Le Pen from wining, by replaying the final match of the
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Within a Parallel Universe – Monsters of the Dark Web

Human existence includes dreams, thoughts, ideas, music, stories, religion, and other immaterial ”things”. They constitute an important part of our habitat, i.e. the dwelling place of any living organism, consisting of both organic and inorganic surroundings. I learned this when I many years ago found myself among the undulating heights of Cordillera Central, which rise […] The post Within a Parallel Universe – Monsters of the Dark Web appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Arts, Crime & Justice, Economy & Trade |

‘100 mln liras to be paid to late footballer’s family’

The total compensation which will be paid to the family of the late Czech footballer Josef Sural who died in a traffic accident in central Turkey in April is expected to be around 100 million Turkish Liras ($16.5 million), Hürriyet columnist Noyan Doğan has said, basing the number on expert reports.
| Turkey |

Verstappen hits out at F1 penalties after frustrating fourth place in Monaco

Max Verstappen criticised Formula One’s penalty points system after he was penalised for touching with Valtteri Bottas during Sunday’s Monaco...
| Sport |

Finding Stonewall

Twenty years after the Stonewall Riots, I was graduating from Wesleyan University as a young activist. I had come out in college in 1985—first as bi, which was something of a first draft of the truth, and then as gay. Wesleyan held workshops then that every student had to attend in their first year, in which you role-played being gay and coming out for one hour, a practice that allowed those of us who were queer to experience telling the
| Magazine, June 2019, Culture |

Operas and ballets boosted attendance last year

More people watched operas and ballets in Turkey during the 2017-2018 season, according to new data from the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) measuring attendance and performances of musical productions.
| Arts & Life |

The Time is Now: End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

It’s time to end sexual and gender-based violence once and for all, participants of a two-day conference said. In Norway, United Nations agencies, governments and civil society convened for the first-ever thematic humanitarian conference to combat sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in humanitarian crises. The conference, which brought together representatives from 100 nations and over […] The post The Time is Now: End Sexual and Gender-Based Violence appeared first on Inter Press Service .
| Armed Conflicts, Crime & Justice, Development & Aid |

Cameroonian soldiers accused of killing baby as family flees

Army denies involvement in death of four-month old in violence-plagued anglophone region The parents of a baby allegedly murdered by Cameroonian soldiers last Monday have gone into hiding, afraid speaking out will make them a target for the authorities. Pictures of the dead four-month-old Martha Neba were circulated online, along with a graphic video showing her body on a sofa with bullet casings nearby and her aunt crying as an unknown man filming the video accused Cameroon’s military of
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Umma party rejects general strike in Sudan

May 26, 2019 (KHARTOUM) - The National Umma Party (NUP) announced its rejection of the general strike scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, demanding that such decisions be taken by a leadership council to be established by the opposition forces. In a statement on Sunday, the party rejected the general strike declared by some opposition parties and considered the general strike weapon should be used in certain circumstances agreed by the parties and decided if necessary, by a Leadership (...)
| News |

Turkey, Cuba to cooperate in vaccine production

Turkey and Cuba agreed to establish a study group to work on various vaccines, including for cancer, and medical drugs, the Turkish Health Ministry said on May 27.
| Turkey |

Off the cuff: To troll or not to troll? That is the question...

As we blow up our inconsequential disagreements into major ego clashes on the social media, we’ve also created theatrical digital warriors who fight on our behalf on these virtual battlefields. I find the word ‘Troll’ quite interesting. I can almost conjure the image of a pixyish, mean-looking, green-headed, devil with horns ready to burn his opponent to cinders with a staff. Blame it on JRR Tolkein or JK Rowling, but our modern day digital Quidditch gives us every day Prufrocks
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Jordan’s Mawdoo3 closes Series B with $23.5 million to launch Quora-like Arabic Q&A platform ‘Ujeeb’

Amman-based Mawdoo3 has raised $10 million in fresh funds to close its Series B with $23.5 million, the startup announced today. The investment came from UK-based Kingsway Capital, US & Egypt-based Endure Capital, Endeavor Catalyst, Choueiri group’s investment arm Equitrust, and Amman-based AdamTech Ventures. The startup had raised $13.5 million as first tranche of this round […] The post Jordan’s Mawdoo3 closes Series B with $23.5 million to launch Quora-like Arabic Q&A platform ‘Ujeeb’ appeared first on MENAbytes
| Investments, News, Startups |

Curtain falls on Turkish Super League

The competition in Turkey’s top tier football division has been concluded with the final matches on, and the three teams to drop to the lower division and the clubs that will be on the European stage next season have been determined.
| Sports |

Benin reclaims colonial-era artifacts from France

Benin is asking France to return thousands of artifacts looted from the country during the colonial wars, many of them thought to be from the Kingdom of Abomey.
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Statues on top of Mount Nemrut await visitors

Hotels in the southeastern province of Adıyaman are enjoying a 100 percent occupancy rate thanks to a flock of domestic visitors wanting to spend their upcoming nine-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, along with the increasing number of foreign visitors wanting to see the beautiful Mount Nemrut.
| Arts & Life |

After Pat’s Birthday

Kevin Tillman joined the Army with his brother Pat in 2002, and they served together in Iraq and Afghanistan. Pat (left) was killed in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004. About two years later Kevin wrote a powerful, must-read document.
| afghanistan, election, kevin tillman |