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Poland is leaving the EU (Ruslan Ostashko)

This is the latest video from the Russian political analyst Ruslan Ostashko, this time in a somewhat different format from the familiar “Five minutes of Common Sense”. Donald Tusk has
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Syrian War Report – January 19, 2018: Syrian Troops Almost Closed Eastern Idlib Pocket On January 18, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Iranian-backed militias liberated the village of Qaytal fom Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) in southern Aleppo and almost closed
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Cicero was a philosopher on life and aging

Rabble News - Fri, 2018-01-19 16:05
January 19, 2018Arts & CultureA classic way to live, by CiceroOld age need not be dreaded if it is the culmination of a well-spent lifeciceroaging
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Syria - Tillerson Announces Occupation Goals - Erdogan Makes Empty Threats

For a few days now Turkey has threatened to invade Afrin (Efrin), a Kurdish held canton in the north-west of Syria. Afrin (topographic) bigger yellow - Kurdish control, grey - Turks, red - Syrian government, green - al-Qaeda The threat...
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Why is Putin “allowing” Israel to bomb Syria?

[This article has been written for the Unz Review] Informationclearinghouse recently posted an article by Darius Shahtahmasebi entitled “Israel Keeps Bombing Syria and Nobody Is Doing Anything About It”. Following
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1988 and NAFTA remembered

Rabble News - Thu, 2018-01-18 15:49
January 18, 2018Politics in CanadaUS PoliticsWorldLooking forward by looking back, 1988 — Part 2Brian Mulroney is remembered for his unctuous manner and the whiff of corruption that surrounded him. In fact, his was a consequential government. Part 2 of 2. Ronald ReaganNAFTA
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Erdogan’s Karmic Trap

by Ghassan Kadi for the Saker blog The security zone America intends to establish in Syria is doomed to fail sooner or later. How can this assertion be made and
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Scott’s answer to an email from a Grid Dymanics employee

by Scott Humor After my research Grid Dynamics connects wars in Ukraine and Syria with Soros’ Open Russia, Sobchak and snipers in Saratov was published, I received a reply from
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Democrat Says Americans Owe Nazis for Suffering and Gives ISIS Eulogy on C-SPAN

by GH Eliason for the Saker blog Can you believe it? 2018 is the year of the NAZI snowflake! They whine, cry, and they still kill innocent people. They also
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Distinctive way forward on Quebec and the constitution

Rabble News - Wed, 2018-01-17 15:20
January 17, 2018Politics in CanadaLooking forward by looking back, 1988 — Part 1Brian Mulroney is remembered for his unctuous manner and the whiff of corruption that surrounded him. In fact, his was a consequential government. Part 1 of 2. Meech Lake AccordPierre Trudeau
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With regional management BC’s iconic forest industry can benefit British Columbians rather than multinational corporations

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Wed, 2018-01-17 07:13

Forests are one of the iconic symbols of British Columbia, and successive governments and companies operating here have largely focussed on the cheap, commodity lumber business that benefits industry. Former provincial forestry minister Bob Williams, who has been involved with the industry for five decades, proposes regional management of this valuable natural resource to benefit the public forests and the surrounding communities that depend upon them for economic benefits and jobs. 

In Restoring Forestry in BC: The story of the industry’s decline and the case for regional management, Williams calls on the Province to create a BC Forest Charter to ensure a provincial vision, sustainability principles, standards and goals, and a Forester General to work with regional foresters on local land planning processes. He also looks to Sweden as a country where forests are managed in a scientific manner for the public interest over the long term. 

Read the report.

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North Korea – an Agent of Peace?

by Peter Koenig for the Saker blog The false alarm on a ballistic missile attack on Hawaii last Saturday from North Korea did not help the Peace Talks which were
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Syrian War Report – January 16, 2018: Syrian Army Repelling HTS and ISIS Attacks In Eastern Idlib The situation in estern Idlib is rapidly becoming more and more complicated for government forces as both ISIS and Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) are simultaneously pressuring the Syrian Arab
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Open Thread 2018-03

The post I worked on today is unsatisfying. I'll leave you with your own news & views ...
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U.S. and NATO take your hands off Iran

Rabble News - Tue, 2018-01-16 22:54
January 16, 2018WorldSupport lifting sanctions on IranA statement to the progressive community in Canada that we weren’t able to read out at a Vancouver rally after being attackedDEMOCRACY IN IRANIran human rights
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Community Economic Development in Manitoba - a new film

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Tue, 2018-01-16 22:53

Cinameteque, Jan 23.  7:00 pm - Free event

Film Trailer

CCEDNET-MB, CCPA-MB, The Manitoba Research Alliance and Rebel Sky Media presents:

The Inclusive Economy:  Stories of Community Economic Development in Manitoba
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Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/01/16 … Open Thread

2018/01/16 11:30:01Welcome 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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Syrian War Report – January 15, 2018: Syrian Army Liberates Dozens Villages In Southwestern Aleppo Russian forces eliminated a group of militants, which conducted the mortar attack on Hmeimim airbase on December 31, 2017, the Russian Defense Ministry announced on January 12. Russian forces
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Syria - U.S. Traps Itself , Commits To Occupation, Helps To Sustain The Astana Agreement

The Trump administration policy in Syria is finally coming into daylight. It has decided to permanently separate north-east of Syria from the rest of Syria with the rather comical idea that this will keep Iranian influence out of Syria and...
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