Carl Boggs (2018-08-20). The Road to Disaster? counterpunch.org The monotonously endless anti-Russia crusade serves a number of political agendas for Democrats and the Washington power structure. It rationalizes Hillary Clinton's stunning defeat, delegitimizes and weakens the Trump presidency, sets momentum for impeachment, and helps drive up Pentagon (and intelligence) spending. Often forgotten is a yet another, deeper factor: Russia has long been targeted as an intolerable obstacle to U.S. Eurasian supremacy, years before the Trump phenomenon was on the horizon. More

RT (2018-08-20). US Embassy in Turkey attacked by gunman in passing car — reports. rt.com An unknown gunman fired several shots at the US Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara from a passing car, smashing a window. Police are looking for the suspect.
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RT (2018-08-20). Lockheed Martin receives bloody images instead of cool weapons photos in failed Twitter campaign. rt.com Lockheed Martin's social media appeal to send them the best photos of its products went horribly awry, as unimpressed Twitterati responded with gruesome images of the horrors of war.
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RT (2018-08-20). Sacha Baron Cohen tricks food critic into praising 'butter soft human flesh'. rt.com In a new episode of his ridicule-ridden show 'Who is America?' notorious comedian Sacha Baron Cohen pokes fun at pretentious haute cuisine aficionados by treating a food critic to a bite of what he claims is human flesh.
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RT (2018-08-20). Harvey Weinstein accuser had sex with 17-year-old, paid him $380k hush money — report. rt.com Asia Argento, an Italian actress and director at the forefront of the #MeToo campaign that brought down producer Harvey Weinstein over sexual assault, herself reportedly assaulted an underage actor, and paid him to stay silent.
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RT (2018-08-19). US govt doesn't think people have intelligence to decipher news, hence censorship — Keiser. rt.com As Twitter and Facebook are criticized over censorship and constant finger-pointing at Russia, RT's Max Keiser speaks to the senior editor of the Grayzone Project, Max Blumenthal, who sums up the reality of the situation. |
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RT (2018-08-19). Accused 'Russian agent' Butina moved to another jail, now in 'borderline torture' conditions. rt.com Maria Butina, the Russian gun activist jailed in the US on charges of being an unregistered "foreign agent," has been moved to a different prison without warning. The Russian embassy says her new conditions border on torture.
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RT (2018-08-19). Trump calls Mueller probe 'McCarthyism at its worst' lashing out at 'fake' New York Times. rt.com US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to launch another scathing attack on the New York Times and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, calling it "McCarthyism at its WORST."
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Staff (2018-08-19). Trump Says His White House Counsel Isn't a 'RAT' Like Nixon's. truthdig.com The president, in a series of angry tweets, denounces a New York Times story that White House counsel Don McGahn has been cooperating with Robert Mueller's team investigating Russian election meddling.

David Edwards, Raw Story (2018-08-19). 'Truth Isn't Truth': Rudy Giuliani Has Epic Meltdown on Meet The Press. alternet.org During an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani complained that special counsel Robert Mueller was taking too long to finish his investigation. | Attorney Rudy Giuliani insisted on Sunday that evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians can not be taken at face value because "truth isn't truth. "During an interview on NBC's Meet the Press, Giuliani complained that special counsel Robert Mueller was taking too long to. . .

Matthew Rozsa, Salon (2018-08-19). The Bizarro World of Steven Seagal -- Putin's Special Diplomatic Envoy to President Trump. alternet.org Both Seagal and Trump fight for causes that enrich themselves and harm innocent people, even as they hypocritically put on populist airs. | Hopefully there will someday be a filmmaker out there who will tell the story of Steven Seagal, the Hollywood action star who spent his life either acting like or fighting for the villainous characters he beat up in his movies. Considering that he was just appointed to be a special diplomatic envoy to the United States. . .

RT (2018-08-19). 14 fans injured after structure collapses before Backstreet Boys Oklahoma concert (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com At least 14 people who gathered for a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma have been injured after a severe storm blew over an outdoor entrance structure.
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RT (2018-08-19). Twitter CEO admits platform is left leaning after complaints tech giant gags conservative voices. rt.com Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey admitted this that the social media powerhouse is "left-leaning" - but he stressed that the company operates without bias after complaints from conservatives that right-wing accounts are being silenced.
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RT (2018-08-19). American arrested for peeing on passenger two rows behind him during flight to Japan. rt.com A 24-year-old American has been arrested for urinating on a fellow passenger, seated two rows behind him, during a flight to Japan. He was inebriated and said he didn't recall doing it.
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RT (2018-08-19). 'Relax & be like FDR': HuffPost founder's advice to sleep-deprived Musk backfires. rt.com HuffPost's Arianna Huffington has added her two cents to the fact that Elon Musk works 120 hour weeks and is often faced with the choice of "no sleep or taking Ambien." She told him to relax, but Twitter wasn't having it.
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RT (2018-08-19). 'Truth isn't truth': Bizarre Giuliani quote sends Twitter into frenzy. rt.com Rudy Giuliani spouted some rather confusing words on Sunday, telling NBC's 'Meet the Press' that "truth isn't truth." The strange comment has sent social media into a frenzy.
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Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2018-08-19). Dollar Hegemony, Financial Warfare: Russia, China and Turkey Build up their Gold Reserves. globalresearch.ca Central banks in several regions of the World are building up their gold reserves. | A large part of these Central Bank purchases of gold bullion are not disclosed. They are undertaken through third party contracting companies, with utmost discretion. | The ...

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-19). Religious Divisions Threaten to Further Inflame Ukrainian Civil War. consortiumnews.com Not admitting the head of the Russian Orthodox Church to Kiev is like barring the Pope from Rome, but that is just what the U.S.-backed Ukrainian government has done, explains Dmitry Babich. By Dmitry Babich Special to Consortium News During... Read more →

RT (2018-08-19). Not just Russians: China, North Korea & Iran may target US elections, Bolton says without proof. rt.com The upcoming 2018 US midterm elections might be targeted by Russia, China, North Korea, and Iran, National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned, while declining to provide any evidence.
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Jay Syrmopoulos (2018-08-19). Russia Triples Gold Reserves in Preparation for Full-Scale Economic War with the U.S. Dollar. globalresearch.ca First published by GR on October 26, 2017. In recent developments, several countries are repatriating their gold holdings held in the U.S. | The Central Bank of Russia has more than doubled the pace of its gold purchases, and tripled its ...

Taylor Link, Salon (2018-08-19). 'Treasonous': John Brennan Torches Trump as He Doubles Down on Claim the President Colluded With Russia. alternet.org On "Meet the Press," Brennan stood by his comments accusing Trump of treason |

In an interview on "Meet the Press" Sunday, the former director of the CIA refused to back down from accusations of treason made against President Donald Trump. John Brennan told NBC anchor Chuck Todd that "these are abnormal times" and suggested it was his duty to speak out. A rather outspoken critic of the president, Brennan saw his security clearan. . .

RT (2018-08-18). NYT reports White House counsel cooperates with 'Russiagate' probe, Trump says he allowed it. rt.com White House counsel Don McGahn has cooperated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 'Russiagate' investigation into US President Donald Trump, the New York Times reports. Trump says he allowed it for transparency.
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RT (2018-08-18). Accused 'Russian agent' Butina deprived of sleep & medication — lawyer to RT. rt.com Jailed Russian gun activist Maria Butina, accused in the US of "espionage," has been unexpectedly transferred to another prison, her lawyer told RT. Butina is suffering from leg swelling and she was effectively deprived of sleep.
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Middle East Monitor (2018-08-18). China's Top Diplomat Says Cooperation With Iran To Continue. iranian.com China will continue its cooperation and relations with Iran, state news agency Xinhua reported on Friday, citing a statement from Chinese State Councillor Wang Yi. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 deal in which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most Western sanctions, is in line with [...]

Juan Cole (2018-08-18). If You Put an Old W. Bush Crony in Charge of Iran Policy, Doesn't It Signal a War-Like Intention? globalresearch.ca Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has appointed Brian H. Hook, the State Department director of policy planning, to head a coordinated "Iran Action Group." | Hook served in several important posts ...

RT (2018-08-19). Teen faces year in jail for pushing friend off 60ft bridge (VIDEO). rt.com An 18-year-old girl has been charged with reckless endangerment for pushing her 16-year-old friend off a 60-foot bridge in Washington state.
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RT (2018-08-19). 'Where's the evidence?' Chicago community shocked after teen kills himself while running from police. rt.com A Chicago community is in disbelief after a 16-year-old African-American teen reportedly shot himself while running from officers after they tried to question him about being in possession of a weapon.
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RT (2018-08-19). Syria stabilization fund was ridiculous, let the Saudis pay it, Trump says. rt.com US President Donald Trump has praised Washington's cancellation of $230mn in funding for stabilization in war-torn Syria. Let "other rich countries" pay it, Trump says, while the US spends its money on its military and allies.
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RT (2018-08-19). Facebook 'censors' conservative education page, says it was a mistake, but few are convinced. rt.com Facebook says it had mistakenly deleted videos and limited the reach of US conservative educational organization PragerU. The content has now been restored, but PragerU supporters don't think it was an accident.
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RT (2018-08-19). Right, left-wing groups face each other in fiery public confrontations in Boston, Seattle. rt.com The right and the left have faced off in Boston and Seattle, the latest of vitriolic protests between the opposing groups. The showdown comes a week after thousands rallied in the US capital to oppose a white supremacist protest.
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RT (2018-08-19). No soda for you! California bill wants to restrict kids from drinking sugary drinks at restaurants. rt.com A California bill wants to curb the amount of sugary drinks consumed by children by having restaurants provide two default choices - water or milk. Some parents are angry, saying the state shouldn't interfere in the matter.
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RT (2018-08-18). Iran Action Group repeats Pompeo's old CIA gimmicks, won't work either — professor to RT. rt.com The US' creation of the Iran Action Group is a repeat of Mike Pompeo's tired tactics, Foad Izdi, professor of political communication at the University of Tehran, told RT, adding that the US likely won't achieve regime change. |
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RT (2018-08-18). Mysterious fireball that dazzled Alabama locals solved by NASA (VIDEO). rt.com A fireball that streaked across the sky in the US state of Alabama on Friday has been confirmed by NASA as an asteroid that was "at least 40 times as bright as the Full Moon."
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RT (2018-08-18). Judge denies media request to publish names of Manafort jurors. rt.com As a Virginia jury continues deliberations in the tax evasion trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, the judge said he received threats over the case and refused media demands to reveal the jurors' identities.
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RT (2018-08-18). Trump: 'We won't let' discrimination of conservatives on social media happen. rt.com US President Donald Trump has spoken out about censorship against conservatives on social media, saying it is a "very dangerous thing" and calling for everyone to be allowed to participate in the online conversation.
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William Blum (2018-08-18). The Mind of the Mass Media: Email Exchange Between Myself and a Leading Washington Post Foreign Policy Reporter. globalresearch.ca * | Dear Mr. Birnbaum, | You write Trump "made no mention of Russia's adventures in Ukraine". Well, neither he nor Putin nor you made any mention of America's adventures in the Ukraine, ...

wsws.org (2018-08-18). Taliban attack on Afghan city deepens crisis of US puppet regime in Kabul. wsws.org Driven by the mounting instability of the Afghan regime and the threat that regional rivals Russia and China could expand their involvement in the country, Washington has quietly reopened direct talks with the Taliban.

RT (2018-08-18). Senate intel committee head sees no evidence of Russian collusion, says probe 'frustrating as hell'. rt.com After 19 months of a "frustrating as hell' probe, the Senate Intelligence Committee has found "no factual evidence" of the Trump campaign colluding with Moscow, the chairman, Richard Burr, says.
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RT (2018-08-17). Accused 'Russian agent' Butina subjected to excessive strip searches in US jail — embassy. rt.com The Russian embassy in the US has accused American authorities of subjecting jailed Russian gun activist and 'agent' Maria Butina to cruel and inhumane treatment, including unwarranted strip searches. |
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Paul Edwards (2018-08-17). Totally Irrusianal. counterpunch.org Enough with accusations. Let's assume the worst. Or maybe you think of it as the best. Let's stipulate that Trump, never mind how, is the helpless tool of evil Putin. Putin posted social media attack rants to sow confusion and doubt in American minds about their country, and ordered the DNC hacking to expose and More

RT (2018-08-18). Could science-fiction super soldiers become reality after extreme US military tests? rt.com Captain America, Deadpool, Wolverine: three fictional characters with superhuman bodies boosted for combat. Such stories, however, may soon become reality through US military trials currently proposed to revolutionize warfare.
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RT (2018-08-18). US takes away $230mn of Syria stabilization funding. rt.com The US has ended funding for stabilization projects in Syria, as President Donald Trump looks to withdraw from the long-running conflict. The move comes as allies step up their contributions.
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RT (2018-08-18). Trump takes a minute to explain the obvious: It's the president's job to talk to foreign leaders. rt.com Apparently seeking once again to dispel his opponents' scorn over his diplomatic practices, US President Donald Trump has tweeted out a video address. In it, he explains that world leaders sometimes meet and it's a good thing.
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RT (2018-08-18). African-American support of Trump at 36%, almost double from last year — poll. rt.com Support for US President Donald Trump among black voters is currently at 36 percent, almost double the number from last year, according to a new poll. It comes despite reports that a tape exists of Trump using the N-word.
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RT (2018-08-17). 'You never had to say her last name' — Larry King pays tribute to the late Aretha Franklin. rt.com Broadcast legend Larry King has paid tribute to the late 'Queen of Soul,' Aretha Franklin, who passed away on Thursday aged 76. |
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RT (2018-08-17). Trump's grand military parade postponed until next year. rt.com An extravagant military parade planned by President Donald Trump for November in Washington DC has been put on hold until next year. The parade was reportedly set to cost more than $90 million. |
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RT (2018-08-17). 'We are not going to take it sitting down': Trump on detention of US pastor in Turkey. rt.com US President Donald Trump has vowed to take new steps to free an American pastor detained in Turkey, stating that "we haven't seen the last of it." Pastor Andrew Brunson has been held by Ankara since 2016.
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The Saker (2018-08-17). Iran's Reply: No War and No Negotiations. mintpressnews.com We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi attack on the Donbass took place during the World Cup in Russia and that the leaders of the Empire have apparently have given up on their plans to launch a reconquista of Syria. However, each of these retreats from their hysterical rhetoric has only made the Neocons more frustrated and determined to show the planet that they are still The Hegemon who cannot be disobeyed with impunity. As I wrote after the failed US cruise missile strike on Syria this spring, " each click brings us closer to the bang". In the immortal words of Michael Ledeen, "Every ten years or so, the United States needs to pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the...

RT (2018-08-17). 'Russia hysteria' an affront to American values, US congressman insists. rt.com The ongoing demonization of Russia distracts from far more serious issues facing the United States and undermines American values, including the concept of innocent until proven guilty, congressman Thomas Massie has argued.
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RT (2018-08-17). Pentagon hypes China threat amid renewed strategic competition. rt.com The Pentagon is raising an alarm about "rapidly" growing Chinese military capabilities, from long-range bombers to a blue-water navy, as mainstream media warn that Chinese pilots are "likely" training for strikes against the US.
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RT (2018-08-17). 'Career over!' Trump raps Gov. Cuomo over 'greatness' gaffe, compares it to Clinton's 'deplorables'. rt.com President Donald Trump has called out New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for saying that America was "never that great," asking his followers if it was as bad or worse than Hillary Clinton calling his supporters "deplorables" in 2016.
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RT (2018-08-17). 'We defeated communist Japan': Fox News host offers irrefutable proof of America's greatness. rt.com The US victory over "communist Japan" serves as ironclad proof of America's greatness, Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt has argued, laying waste to highly un-American utterances made by New York governor Andrew Cuomo.
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RT (2018-08-17). Fired Tesla employee alleges company spied on workers, knew of drug dealing at plant. rt.com An employee fired from Tesla's 'Gigafactory 1' battery plant has accused the electric-car maker of spying on its staff and failing to investigate reports that a Mexican cartel may be selling drugs inside the facility.
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RT (2018-08-17). 'She could've hurt us': Georgia police taser 87yo Syrian woman cutting dandelions. rt.com An 87-year-old Syrian woman who was cutting dandelions near her home in Georgia was tasered by police because she approached an officer with a knife. The police department has defended the move, despite outrage from her family.
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RT (2018-08-17). Trump slams hefty price tag for DC military parade, will spend $900k on flight to Paris instead. rt.com The city of Washington DC wanted an obscene amount of cash to host a now-shelved military parade, Donald Trump has tweeted. Instead, the president will honor the troops with a fiscally responsible $140k per hour flight to Paris.
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RT (2018-08-17). Trump asks pastor jailed in Turkey to be 'great patriot hostage' for US. rt.com President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that the US will "pay nothing" for the release of a jailed American Pastor in Turkey, but would punish Ankara if he is not released. |
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The Saker (2018-08-17). Analysis Of Iran's Reply: No War And No Negotiations. iranian.com We can all thank God for the fact that the AngloZionists did not launch a war on the DPRK, that no Ukronazi attack on the Donbass took place during the World Cup in Russia and that the leaders of the Empire have apparently have given up on their plans to launch a reconquista of Syria. However, each [...]

Ajamu Baraka (2018-08-17). Opposing Bipartisan Warmongering is Defending Human Rights of the Poor and Working Class. counterpunch.org The decision by Democrat party president Harry Truman to bomb the cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on the 9thwith the newly developed nuclear weapon signaled to the world that the U.S. was prepared to use military force to back up its new-found position as the leader of the Western colonial-capitalist powers, now More

RT (2018-08-17). McCain death tweet gets anti-imperialist Aussie journalist banned from Twitter. rt.com Australian anti-war journalist Caitlin Johnstone was suspended from Twitter for several hours after a tweet blasting Senator John McCain (R-Arizona) as a warmonger and suggested that his death would make the world a better place.
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RT (2018-08-17). Tribute confusion: Fox News apologizes for mixing up late Aretha Franklin with Patti LaBelle. rt.com Fox News had to apologize for an embarrassing mistake in its tribute to the late Aretha Franklin. The TV channel mixed up a photo of 'Queen of Soul' Franklin with the 'Godmother of Soul' Patti LaBelle.
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RT (2018-08-17). Pentagon employee questioned contracts with FBI informant Halper & lost his clearance — attorney. rt.com A Pentagon employee claims he was stripped of his security clearance after he complained about Department of Defense contracts with Stefan Halper — the man who was later revealed to be keeping tabs on Donald Trump's campaign.
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RT (2018-08-16). Assange should be given immunity if US wants him to testify — Rand Paul. rt.com WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent more than 2,200 days in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, should be granted immunity from prosecution if he agrees to testify in the US, Senator Rand Paul has said. |
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RT (2018-08-16). Yes, The Big G is following you: Google admits it tracks users when location history is turned off. rt.com Google has confirmed that it still tracks users even after they turn off the "Location History" setting on their device. It comes just one day after the practice was revealed by an AP investigation.
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RT (2018-08-16). US refugee arrested over alleged ISIS killing in Iraq, vetting system slammed as 'failure'. rt.com An Iraqi refugee has been arrested in the US after allegedly killing a police officer while he fought for the terrorist Islamic State group in 2014. It has cast doubt on the efficacy of the US resettlement scheme.
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RT (2018-08-16). Feds shutter & fine 'pirate' Texas radio that broadcast Alex Jones. rt.com The US communications regulator has shut down an Austin, Texas radio station and slapped it with a $15,000 fine for operating without a license.
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RT (2018-08-16). Former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar draws parallels between national anthem & slave songs. rt.com Black athletes are being forced to sing the national anthem in the same way that slaves were ordered by their masters to sing songs, former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar argued in a recent op-ed.
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Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-16). For Italy, Trump Represents a 'Populist' Opportunity. consortiumnews.com The new Italian government is taking comfort in some of Trump's positions, especially on migration, trade and Russia, says Andrew Spannaus. By Andrew Spannaus in Milan Special to Consortium News During the 2016 United States election campaign, most of Italy's... Read more →

RT (2018-08-16). 'Full of itself': Facebook using Russia as excuse to censor information online, says Steve Malzberg. rt.com Facebook is using false claims against Russia and its supposed "bots" and "trolls" as justification to shut down pages of news outlets it doesn't agree with, conservative commentator Steve Malzberg told RT's "Watching the Hawks."
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Middle East Monitor (2018-08-16). Rare Admission: Khamenei Admits Mistake For Permitting Nuclear Negotiations. iranian.com Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country's foreign minister to speak to his US counterpart during negotiations that led to a 2015 international nuclear agreement. International sanctions on Iran were lifted when the pact with world powers came into force in 2016, but the expected level of foreign [...]

RT (2018-08-16). Is this sultry sister of 'Hot Felon' Meeks? Woman's mugshot sparks theory (POLL). rt.com A woman reportedly arrested for driving without holding a valid licence could soon become the next criminal to strike it rich after seeing her mugshot go viral.
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RT (2018-08-16). Watch dad blast white supremacist Charlottesville organizer during live stream with neo-Nazi. rt.com The organizer of last year's white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one person dead, has been humiliated in public as a video emerged of him being scolded by his father over his extremist views.
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RT (2018-08-16). Fake news media is 'opposition party' & bad for America - Trump. rt.com US President Donald Trump has tweeted that the "fake news media" is the "opposition party," while calling it "very bad" for the US. In true Trump style, he followed that up by saying "we are winning" the fight.
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RT (2018-08-16). US threatens new Turkey sanctions unless jailed pastor released. rt.com Washington has new sanctions ready to go if Turkey persists in refusing to release a jailed American pastor, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.
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RT (2018-08-16). Antifa clashes debate: Same as 'Batman using violence to prevent greater violence'? rt.com Following CNN host Chris Cuomo's controversial statement that "all punches are not equal," which prompted accusations that he supports Antifa violence, RT has hosted a debate on whether brute force is sometimes justified.
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RT (2018-08-16). US creates Iran Action Group to 'change regime's behavior'. rt.com US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — a fierce critic of the Tehran leadership — has announced the creation of a so-called Iran Action Group. It comes amid Washington's campaign of economic pressure against Iran and its allies. |
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RT (2018-08-16). After clearance pull, Democrats rush to back Brennan — who spied on them. rt.com Democrats have been vocal in condemning US President Donald Trump for revoking former CIA chief John Brennan's security clearance, forgetting that time he spied on a Democrat-run Senate committee in the name of #Resistance. |
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RT (2018-08-16). Power outage holds flights at Reagan National Airport, Washington DC (PHOTOS, VIDEOS). rt.com Inbound and outbound flights were bogged down for over an hour in the US capital's primary airport, as it experienced a complete power outage. Stranded travelers have been posting images of the sudden blackout on social media.
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RT (2018-08-16). 'America was never that great': NY governor bashes his own country to get at Trump. rt.com New York Governor Andrew Cuomo drew President Trump's anger, after he told a crowd at a women's rights event that America "was never that great." |
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RT (2018-08-16). Cereal killers: Monsanto weedkiller that can 'probably' cause cancer found in children's breakfasts. rt.com A hearty bowl of oatmeal is a healthy way to start your day, but according to a new study, that bowl of oatmeal can contain dangerous levels of glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical linked to cancer. |
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RT (2018-08-16). 'Social Distortion' punk band frontman attacks Trump supporter during live show (VIDEO). rt.com Dramatic video footage has captured the moment the lead singer of the punk rock band 'Social Distortion' allegedly attacked a supporter of US President Donald Trump during a live performance.
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RT (2018-08-16). 50 Cent and 6ix9ine narrowly miss shooting in Brooklyn near music video set. rt.com 50 Cent and 6ix9ine's music video shoot almost turned deadly on Tuesday night as they narrowly escaped being hit by gunfire in the Brooklyn area of New York. |
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RT (2018-08-16). 'We've lost an American treasure': Tributes pour in for 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin. rt.com Tributes are being paid to singer Aretha Franklin who has passed away at the age of 76. Known as the 'Queen of Soul,' the music icon was hailed by online commentators as the "greatest American vocalist in history."
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Mark N. Katz (2018-08-15). New Caspian Accord Resolves Some Issues, Not All. iranian.com Ever since the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991, the five states bordering the Caspian Sea (Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Iran) have been unable to reach agreement on a legal regime for the body of water—until just recently at a summit meeting of their presidents in Aqtau, Kazakhstan on August 12. Although the [...]

Stephen F. Cohen (2018-08-15). Sanction Mania vs. Russia. thenation.com Sanction Mania vs. Russia appeared first on The Nation.

Elijah J. Magnier (2018-08-15). Assad In A Secret Message To Putin: Israel Has Exhausted Our Patience And Iran Will Stay In Syria As Long As Needed. iranian.com The Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has communicated to the Russian leadership that "Israel has exhausted our patience" ... "Israeli jets will be a legitimate target for our defense systems if Tel Aviv doesn't cease its provocation and stop targeting our military positions and jets". According to decision-makers, "Assad has no intention of asking Iran and [...]

Sarah Jaffe (2018-08-15). Continuing the Teachers' Fight in West Virginia. progressive.org The West Virginia teachers won a raise, but the biggest fight, says Rebecca Diamond, teacher and member of the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, is still ongoing.

RT (2018-08-16). Teen fakes her own kidnapping to get $400 from father. rt.com A Kentucky teenager has been accused of going to extreme lengths to get some spending money from her father. Police say she staged her own kidnapping and demanded a $400 ransom. |
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RT (2018-08-16). Punctured batteries, massive waste: Whistleblower accuses Tesla of sloppy production (PHOTOS). rt.com A former Tesla technician took to Twitter to detail what he says is extensive evidence of malpractice and waste at the electric carmaker's factories, and potentially deadly battery defects in its cars. |
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RT (2018-08-16). 'Say a Little Prayer': Music legend Aretha Franklin dies aged 76. rt.com Soul music icon Aretha Franklin has died, surrounded by her family and friends at her home in Detroit, following a long battle with illness. She was 76 years old.
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RT (2018-08-15). Five examples that show internet censorship is as much a threat to the left as the right. rt.com The banning of right wing controversialist Alex Jones from multiple social media platforms last week was a cause of celebration for many liberals, but should those on the left really be so complacent about creeping censorship? |
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RT (2018-08-15). Police bodycams can be hacked and footage altered, tech expert reveals. rt.com Footage recorded by police body cameras are vulnerable to hacking and can be easily edited, manipulated or deleted, while the officer wearing it may be tracked and surveilled, a cybersecurity expert has revealed.
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RT (2018-08-15). Trump trolls 'Democrat Party leader' Maxine Waters with birthday wish. rt.com US President Donald Trump has used the 80th birthday of 'crazy' Maxine Waters to troll the outspoken Democrat, with whom he has been locked in a war of words throughout his administration.
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RT (2018-08-15). Alex Jones suspended from Twitter after tweet calling to end censorship. rt.com Controversial right-wing commentator Alex Jones has been banned from tweeting after he posted a link to a video of himself calling on President Trump to "take action" against tech companies censoring his content. |
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RT (2018-08-15). US changing its tune in Afghanistan as 'barbaric' Taliban becomes bulwark against ISIS. rt.com After more than 15 years of war, the US appears more open to dialogue with the Taliban. RT's Ilya Petrenko explores why the US has cooled its rhetoric about the "barbarian" enemy that now controls large parts of Afghanistan. |
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RT (2018-08-15). Young Americans have soured on capitalism, and that's what got Trump elected — Slavoj ≈Ωi≈æek. rt.com Support for capitalism among younger voters has dropped drastically, a new Gallup poll reveals. The US establishment's refusal to see this shift has resulted in Trump's election, philosopher Slavoj Zizek tells RT.
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RT (2018-08-15). Poop Patrol: San Fran deploys squads to clear streets of human feces after residents raise stink. rt.com San Francisco has established 'Poop Patrols' to deal with human waste that's contaminating sidewalks in one of America's wealthiest cities, sometimes making them almost impassable. |
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RT (2018-08-15). Transport Security head says armed surveillance of innocent flying Americans 'makes a lot of sense'. rt.com Transport Security administrator David Pekoske has defended his agency's controversial and creepy Quiet Skies surveillance program — that sees armed federal agents collect information on ordinary Americans' behavior in airports. |
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RT (2018-08-15). Trump revokes clearance of former CIA chief Brennan. rt.com President Donald Trump has revoked the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, saying he helped to "sow division and chaos" while criticizing the Trump administration, the White House has announced.
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RT (2018-08-15). Judge who bailed New Mexico desert camp suspects receives threats to have 'throat slit'. rt.com A New Mexico judge has received death threats amid outrage over her decision to grant bail to four adult suspects held in connection to a ramshackle camp, where arms, 11 starving children, and the remains of a child were found.
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RT (2018-08-15). White House apologizes over wrong African-American jobs claim. rt.com White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has backtracked on her claim that the Obama administration created just 195,000 jobs for African Americans, after it emerged that the actual figure is closer to three million.
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RT (2018-08-15). US targets Russia and Chinese firms over North Korea sanctions breaches. rt.com The United States has imposed fresh sanctions on one individual and three entities, including Russia and China-based companies, over breaches related to North Korea sanctions.
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RT (2018-08-14). US Congress publishes entire text of Russia sanctions 'bill from hell'. rt.com The full text of Congress' latest sanctions bill has been released, revealing a punitive piece of legislation that aims to undermine Russia economically — and even suggests designating Moscow a state sponsor of terrorism. |
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RT (2018-08-14). New US military budget halts Open Skies pact, almost axes nuclear arms reduction deal with Russia. rt.com The US has suspended its Open Skies Treaty with Russia after President Donald Trump signed a giant 2019 defense budget bill. Lawmakers also tried to derail a milestone nuclear arms deal that has been in place since 2011. |
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RT (2018-08-14). Bolton to meet Russian counterpart for 'Helsinki summit follow-up' — White House. rt.com President Donald Trump's national security adviser John Bolton will meet with his Russian counterpart next week for follow-up discussions on issues raised at the Helsinki summit, the White House confirmed.
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RT (2018-08-15). From 'menace' to assets: Soros now buying social media shares. rt.com Months after denouncing social media as a "menace to society," controversial billionaire George Soros is again investing into Facebook, Twitter and streaming services Spotify and Pandora, while scaling back his Google holdings.
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RT (2018-08-15). Twitter shouldn't silence Proud Boys — right & left agree during heated debate on RT. rt.com Despite a fiery live debate on RT, both the spokesman for right-wing group Proud Boys and his leftist opponent from Code Pink shared the view that the group shouldn't have been banned by Twitter.
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RT (2018-08-15). 'Blatant extremism': Pearl Jam slammed for poster depicting Trump as rotting corpse (IMAGE). rt.com Rock band Pearl Jam has stirred the political cauldron with an official event poster which depicts the White House engulfed in flames and the carcass of US President Donald Trump being picked over by a bald eagle.
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RT (2018-08-14). Roger Stone posts 'Space Force' image with swastikas to Instagram... to support Trump. rt.com In an apparent effort to show support for President Donald Trump's 'Space Force' project, former adviser Roger Stone posted a photoshopped image of himself and other US officials posing in spacesuits adorned with Nazi symbols. |
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RT (2018-08-14). 'All punches are not equal' — CNN's Cuomo stops short of defending Antifa violence. rt.com After Sunday's poorly attended 'Unite the Right 2' white nationalist rally, CNN host Chris Cuomo argued that violence perpetrated by Antifa, while wrong in the eyes of the law, was morally superior to the violence of "hate."
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RT (2018-08-14). Vatican covered up sex abuse by 300 'predator priests,' 1000s of victims possible — Penn. grand jury. rt.com Authorities in Pennsylvania have released a redacted version of a grand jury report accusing over 300 'predator priests' of sex abuse and the Roman Catholic Church of covering it up for decades.
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RT (2018-08-14). Trump calls fired Omarosa a 'dog' in new furious tweet. rt.com US President Donald Trump has again lashed out at former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Twitter, calling the ex-White House staffer a "dog" and thanking his Chief of Staff John Kelly for firing her. |
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RT (2018-08-14). Abducted boy died in Islamic exorcism ceremony in New Mexico desert, prosecutor says. rt.com A missing three-year-old boy, whose remains were discovered buried at a compound in the New Mexico desert, had died during an Islamic ritual ceremony to cast out demonic spirits, a prosecutor told a court hearing on Monday. |
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RT (2018-08-14). US high school students to receive 'trauma training' to prepare for 'mass casualty events' - report. rt.com High school-age children in the United States are set to receive "life-saving trauma training" funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in an effort to prepare them for "mass casualty events".
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RT (2018-08-14). Florida man caught watching child porn in doctor's office, confesses to years of abuse. rt.com A Florida man has admitted to molesting three children, taking pictures of children in public and watching child pornography for 20 years, after police caught him watching child porn on his laptop in a doctor's waiting room. |
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RT (2018-08-14). Utah man flies plane into his own house after argument with wife (PHOTOS, VIDEO). rt.com A Utah man flew a small aircraft into his own house, kamikaze-style, hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife during an argument, police say. |
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RT (2018-08-13). FBI fires Peter Strzok whose texts revealed anti-Trump bias amid Bureau's major probes. rt.com FBI agent Peter Strzok, who became a central figure in controversy surrounding investigations into alleged Russian meddling and Hillary Clinton's private email server, has been fired, his attorney has said.
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Junaid Ahmad (2018-08-13). Pakistan's 'Russiagate' Elections: Imran Khan and the Rational 'Villains' the West Loves to Hate. grayzoneproject.com The post-election despair of Pakistan's Western-oriented elites echoes the American establishment's moral panic over Russian meddling. By Junaid S. Ahmad...

Consortiumnews.com (2018-08-13). 'Too Big to Fail': Russia-gate One Year After VIPS Showed a Leak, Not a Hack. consortiumnews.com One year later, the VIPS memo contending that the DNC emails were leaked and not hacked has yet to be successfully challenged. Meanwhile, the country sinks deeper into the morass of the new McCarthyism, comments Patrick Lawrence. By Patrick Lawrence... Read more →

Democracy Now! (2018-08-10). "All For One": U.S. and Russian Filmmakers with Disabilities Collaborate in Powerful New Documentary. democracynow.org While tensions between the U.S. and Russia continue to heat up, one group of filmmakers has found a way to strengthen ties between the two countries through a common bond: their disabilities. A new film premiering tonight in New York follows the Media Enabled Musketeers, American and Russian filmmakers with disabilities, as they make original films to tell their stories. "All For One" tells the story of 35 Russians and 13 Americans who collaborated to create films about everyday issues to empower themselves, educate the public and provide more opportunities for people with disabilities. These include films about...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-09). Headlines for August 9, 2018. democracynow.org Saudi-Led Airstrike in Yemen Hits Bus Carrying Children, Killing Dozens, U.S. Airstrike in Afghanistan Kills a Dozen Afghan Soldiers "By Mistake", Israeli Airstrikes Kill Three in Gaza, Including Mother and Her Toddler, In Colombia, Nikki Haley Escalates Anti-Venezuela Rhetoric, U.S. to Impose New Sanctions on Russia, Senate Committee Asks Julian Assange to Testify About Russian Meddling in Election, Virginia & Charlottesville Under States of Emergency Ahead of White Supremacist Rallies, Longtime DRC Leader Joseph Kabila Will Not Run for Re-election, Argentine Senate Rejects Legislation to Legalize Abortion, NY C...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Former Iranian Ambassador: Trump's Reimposed Sanctions Against Iran Are an Act of Warfare. democracynow.org Tensions are escalating between the U.S. and Iran after the Trump administration reimposed economic sanctions against Iran last week. This news followed Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. Trump has threatened other countries seeking to trade with Iran, tweeting, "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States." Iranian President Hassan Rouhani condemned the sanctions as "psychological warfare," saying last week he would not begin negotiations until the sanctions are withdrawn. We speak with Ambassador Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Middle East security and nuclea...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-13). Headlines for August 13, 2018. democracynow.org Korean Leaders to Meet Next Month in Pyongyang, On Anniversary of Charlottesville, White Supremacist Rally in D.C. Fizzles, Baltimore Police Officer Resigns After Videotaped Repeatedly Punching Man, Trump to Sign $716 Billion Military Spending Bill with Over $21 Billion for Nuclear Weapons, Afghanistan: Over 200 Killed After Taliban Attacks Critical City of Ghazni, Israeli Forces Shot Dead Gazan Medic Armed with "Bandages & Surgical Masks", U.N.: China Is Detaining Over 1 Million Uyghurs in Massive Internment Camp, Maduro Welcomes FBI to Come to Venezuela to Help Probe Assassination Plot, White House Looks to Sto...

Democracy Now! (2018-08-09). 73 Years After U.S. Dropped Atom Bomb on Nagasaki, Survivor Warns About Threat of Nuclear Warfare. democracynow.org Seventy-three years ago today, on August 9, 1945, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki, killing 74,000 people and forever changing the lives of those who survived the nuclear attack. The bombing came just three days after the U.S. dropped the world's first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing some 140,000 people. For more, we speak with two guests who traveled from Japan to New York City on the Peace Boat—an international boat that sails around the world campaigning for nuclear disarmament and world peace—last month. Terumi Kuramori is a hibakusha—th...

RT (2018-08-13). 'More data, more profit': Google tracks your location even when you ask it not to, says report. rt.com If you've ever suspected that Google is watching your every move even when you explicitly tell it not to, a new investigation has vindicated your suspicions by proving just that.
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RT (2018-08-13). Great F-35 and super nukes: Trump lauds US weapons signing $716bn military bill. rt.com In a speech before signing the $716 billion Pentagon funding bill, President Donald Trump praised the US military and the "finest" weapons anywhere in the world, but made no references to his critic after whom the bill was named.
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RT (2018-08-13). Trump feuds with former 'apprentice' Omarosa in White House drama fit for reality TV. rt.com Donald Trump has taken time out of his busy presidential schedule to tweet insults at ex-White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, amid a rapidly-escalating feud between the two estranged reality television prima donnas.
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RT (2018-08-13). Scientists capture the speed of death as it rages through a cell. rt.com For the first time ever, scientists have witnessed death itself moving through a cell and have measured its speed. The revolutionary finding could hold potential for the future treatment of cancer and Alzheimer's disease. |
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RT (2018-08-13). 'Hulking muscled guards': CIA cable gives steamy description of 'enhanced' interrogation. rt.com A declassified cable detailing torture at a CIA blacksite in Thailand operated by now-CIA Director Gina Haspel employed hokey language perhaps better suited for an erotic novel — as opposed to documenting the agency's actions. |
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RT (2018-08-13). 'This state and constitution aren't made for us': RT doco follows African-American activists. rt.com With racial tensions in the USA back in the spotlight over the last few years, a gripping new RT documentary series visits African-American communities and the activists fighting against a history of racial injustice and poverty.
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Janine Jackson (2018-08-06). 'There Needs to be a Much Stronger Public Outcry Against the Effort of Undermining the Nuclear Deal'. fair.org Janine Jackson interviewed Trita Parsi about the Iran Nuclear Deal for the August 3, 2018 episode of CounterSpin. This is a lightly edited transcript. MP3 Link Janine Jackson: August 5 marks the anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin incident, when journalists reported official claims about an unprovoked attack by North Vietnam on American destroyers as [...]...

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