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Rafil Dhafir remains jailed after decades of non-stop warfare

Rabble News - 5 hours 53 min ago
February 22, 2018Politics in CanadaUS PoliticsWorldCrimes of compassion, Iraq's long war and Canada's bloody handsIt has been 38 years of almost non-stop warfare and repression, with thousands killed, billions wasted, and Dr. Rafil Dhafir still in jail for violating sanctionsiraq invasion and occupationwar in IraqBill Clinton
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How is Biblical Zionism

by Laurent Guyénot for the Saker Blog Laurent Guyénot is the author of From Yahweh to Zion: Jealous God, Chosen People, Promised Land … Clash of Civilizations, 2018 The biblical
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Syrian War Report – February 21, 2018: Government Forces Entered Afrin Over the last few days, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army have captured over a dozen villages from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG)
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So You’re Calling For Gun control Huh?

For more information on guns and crime, see here: For more information on the real causes of crime in the USA, see here:
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America’s ‘Boots-On-The-Ground’ Fighters in Syria are Kurds and Al Qaeda

by Eric Zuesse for the Saker Blog As will be documented here, America’s troops in Syria are not there in order to fight, but to assist Kurdish separatists in the
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The growing spark to ignite the future

Rabble News - Wed, 2018-02-21 15:07
February 21, 2018Women Who Tell, two years onThe progress we have made in speaking out about sexual assault relies on one major cultural shift: the women making allegations have stopped caring about men's feelings. anti-feminismpolice abuse
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Syrian War Report – February 20, 2018: Turkey Threatens To Strike Syrian Army The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies continue preparations for a ground operation against militants in Damascus’ Eastern Ghouta. Now, government forces and warplanes target fortified positions, HQs
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Hilarious (and politically incorrect!) video to encourage Russians to vote (MUST SEE!)

I laughed my head off when I saw this.  So I emailed Eugenia and begged her to subtitle this in English (press “cc” to see the English subs).  Not only
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"Russian bots" - How An Anti-Russian Lobby Creates Fake News

The U.S. mainstream media are going nuts. They now make up and report stories based on the uncritical acceptance of the outcome of an algorithm they do not understand and which is know to produce fake results. See for example...
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What just happened in Korea and when will we ever learn?!

Okay, a quick summary first: one of the Russian athletes participating in the Winter Olympics has tested positive for Meldonium.  On two different probes.  There is no way to explain
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The Logic of globalism

by Irinia Medvedva, Tatyana Shishova ‘Nash sovremennik’ 11, 2001 (source: Translation, notes, and afterword by Edvin Buday Note by The Saker: normally such a translation would belong into the
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Food programs should be a part of next week's federal budget

Rabble News - Tue, 2018-02-20 14:55
February 20, 2018Food & HealthBudget, budget on the Hill….Next week's federal budget provides an opportunity to reinstate prison farms and improve food securityFood Security Canadapenitentiaryprison garden programs
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Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/02/20 … Open Thread

2018/02/20 06:30:01Welcome to the ‘Moveable Feast Cafe’. The ‘Moveable Feast’ is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions of
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The Founding Fathers and Other Tales

by Jimmie Moglia for The Saker blog The skeptics among my twenty-five readers may suspect from the title, that I am jumping on the bandwagon of our discontent, to direct
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Homelessness in BC

Progressive economics forum - Tue, 2018-02-20 02:57

In anticipation of tomorrow’s provincial budget in British Columbia (BC), I’ve written a blog post about the state of homelessness in that province.

Points raised in the blog post include the following:

-Public operating spending by BC’s provincial government has decreased over the past 20 years.

-Even after controlling for inflation, average rent levels across the province increased by 24% between 1990 and 2016.

-Over the past several decades, various reforms to BC’s social assistance system have made it harder to qualify for benefits and have resulted in lower benefit levels to those who are eligible.

-A lack of affordable housing is making it very challenging for front-line practitioners to practice the ‘housing first’ approach (i.e., providing a homeless person with immediate access to affordable housing).

-BC’s new NDP government has undertaken important initiatives that may have the effect of reducing homelessness.

The full blog post can be found at this link.

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China’s ‘New Silk Roads’ reach Latin America

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) Beijing is turbo-charging its infrastructure connectivity across the region and the Caribbean A sharp, geoeconomic shift
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Internet Marketing - Why Is This Smelly Fish Priceless?

After I promoted Saturday's piece about the Mueller indictment on Twitter some seemingly automated accounts retweeted my promotion. The original piece is about an internet marketing scheme that is supposed to have influenced U.S. elections. It is thus amusing that...
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NDP leader plots the course for the next stage of his leadership at convention

Rabble News - Mon, 2018-02-19 14:21
February 19, 2018NDPJagmeet Singh's populist rhetoric inspires the NDP convention. What next?The NDP leader gave a speech that promised to make the wealthiest pay their share and address inequality. It was, however, short on details, and barely mentioned the environment. NDPJagmeet Singh
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