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Jul 28 06:49

Google-Funded 'Lynching In America' Report is Riddled With Falsehoods And Errors

American visitors to Google this July 28th will find a "doodle" asking them to explore their "legacy of racial terror," the effects of which "are still felt today."

Google's homepage links to a site called "Lynching in America" from Bryan Stevenson's "Equal Justice Initiative," which Google is funding.

Jul 28 06:48

Muslim Leader: 'Australian Women Need Us To Fertilise Them,' 'White Race Will Be Extinct In 40 Yrs'

The Muslim President of the Halal Certification Authority in Australia reacted to news of allegedly falling sperm counts in white males with glee, saying the "white race will be extinct in 40 years" and Australian women need Muslims "to fertilise them."

Jul 28 06:47

Report: Top FBI Lawyer James A. Baker Under Investigation For Leaking Classified Info to Media

FBI General Counsel James Baker, a "Comey confidant," is allegedly under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice for leaking classified information to the media.

Jul 28 06:37

Netanyahu Wants To Expel Al Jazeera From Israel Over Unfavorable Coverage

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said late Wednesday he wants to expel Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera from Israel amid tensions over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site. “The Al Jazeera channel continues to incite violence around the Temple Mount,” Netanyahu wrote in a Facebook post, referring to the Haram al-Sharif compound in Jerusalem, known to Jews as the Temple Mount. “I have appealed to law enforcement agencies several times to close the Al Jazeera office in Jerusalem. If this is not possible because of legal interpretation, I am going to seek to have the necessary legislation adopted to expel Al Jazeera from Israel.”

Jul 28 06:15

California teacher held at border checkpoint: "It made me feel sick to get asked"

Cellphone video of a confrontation at a border patrol checkpoint is stirring up new controversy in the immigration debate.
A California teacher posted a video of border patrol agents detaining her after she refused to say if she was a U.S. citizen at a checkpoint in New Mexico, about 35 miles from the border.

Jul 28 06:15

‘Honey, you’ve been scammed,’ she was told. She lost her home of 30 years.

Barbara Barkley is 4 feet 10 inches tall. So she designed her home in Chesapeake, Va., just for herself, with all the counters and handles lowered.
People told her the changes would make the house harder to sell, but she didn’t care.
“I planned to live there until I died,” said Barkley, 68.

Jul 28 06:00

US Urges its Citizens to Leave Venezuela as Maduro Urges Opposition to Start a Dialogue

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has urged the Venezuelan opposition to abandon its path of rebellion, as he put it, and begin a dialogue that would eventually allow for a national agreement being reached. Maduro’s words come in the wake of the upcoming vote on the new Constitutional Assembly, scheduled to take place on July 30th. Meanwhile, the US Department of State has called on the US diplomats and their family members to start leaving Venezuela, in addition to warning the American citizens not to go there...

Jul 28 05:59

PBS’ Anti-Russia Propaganda Series

The U.S.-government-supported Public Broadcasting System (PBS) recently ran a five-part series dubbed “Inside Putin’s Russia”. With a different theme each night, it purports to give a realistic look at Russia today. The image conveyed is of a Russia that is undemocratic with widespread state repression, violence and propaganda. Following are significant distortions and falsehoods in the five-part documentary.

Jul 28 05:55

Macron Is Setting Himself up as the Go-between Putin and Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron has positioned himself as a possible go-between in facilitating a reduction of tensions between the U.S. and Russia, a move that makes sense for France but may anger Official Washington’s hawks who want to escalate the New Cold War. I interviewed Paris-based journalist and historian Diana Johnstone about Trump’s recent visit to Paris. Johnstone is the author of From Mad to Madness: Inside the Pentagon’s Nuclear War Planning Machine, recounting the experiences of her father, Paul Johnstone, as a senior analyst in the Pentagon’s Strategic Weapons Evaluation Group and a co-author of the Pentagon Papers. I spoke to her by telephone in France on July 19...

Jul 28 05:53

After Blocking Donbass Coal Kiev Now Forced to Buy It From Russia

Kiev's blockade of Donbass coal has meant Ukraine now has to buy that much more of it from Russia. Ukraine's Ministry of Energy and Coal has revealed that in the first half of 2017 Ukraine was forced to source 80% of its imported coal from Russia...

Jul 28 05:53

VIDEO: Fox Airs Allegations That Awans Aided Schultz With Voice Altered Phone Calls

Lt. Colonel Tony Schaffer alleged on Fox News this evening that the Awan brothers may have aided Debbie Wasserman Schultz in making bizarre voice modulated phone calls to the offices of attorneys currently pursuing a litigating a class action lawsuit against Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the DNC. If substantiated, the claims may have significance for the DNC fraud lawsuit proceedings, and add to the growing controversy surrounding the recent arrest of Imran Awan on bank fraud charges.

Jul 28 05:49

Turkey finalises deal to purchase S-400 air defence systems from Russia

Russia and Turkey have coordinated nearly all details for the shipment of S-400 air defence systems to Ankara, press secretary of the President of Turkey, Ibrahim Kalyn, said in an interview with a Turkish television channel. "For the most part, the work has been done, and most important questions on the contract have been resolved," he said. In addition to the price of the S-400 system, which favourably differed from analogues of Western competitors, Russia and Turkey have agreed to partially assemble the systems in Turkey, the official said.

Jul 28 05:48

Venezuela's Constituent Assembly, Economic and Media Warfare

American analyst Whitney Webb speaks in the following interview on the Constituent Assembly to be voted in Venezuela on July 30th, a Caracas initiative to face the economic war provoked by the axis Miami-Mexico City-Bogotá-Madrid, and the increasing violence caused by the opposition to generate chaos in the caribbean country. Mint Press' American journalist also analyzes the US economic boycott and media war against Venezuela: all this, according to Whitney, similar to those which hit Latin America in the past to overthrow progressive governments, architected and financed exactly by the CIA. Today in Venezuela, as well as all over the world in order to produce the most recent Washington way to apply coups d'état: the so-called Color Revolution.
Edu Montesanti: What is the importance of the upcoming Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly? The opposition claims it is undemocratic: how do you respond to it?..

Jul 28 05:45

China determined to take European Union under political and economic control

When talking about the future of the Balkans, Serbian President Alexander Vucic always highlights his primary objectives as president - roads and economy. Serbia currently undergoes many changes, with the help of which Vucic intends to make his country a full-fledged member of the European Union. To materialise the dream, the president of Serbia relies not so much on stingy European creditors, but rather on ambitious political forces of China... Serbia is one of the poorest countries in Europe with a population of more than seven million people. Of course, it is difficult to imagine Serbia as a partner, with the help of which China is going to penetrate into Europe. However, long-standing ties between the two countries, combined with the geographic position, have made Belgrade a key player in Beijing's policy in the Balkans. This is mutually beneficial cooperation.

Jul 28 05:43

Countdown To War On Venezuela

On Sunday Venezuela will hold an general election of participants of a constitutional assembly. Half of the representatives will be elected from regular electoral districts. The other half will be elected from and by eight special constituencies like "workers", "farmers", "employers", etc. The second part may be unusual but is no less democratic than the U.S. system which gives voters in rural states more weight than city dwellers.

Jul 28 04:34

Donetsk republic pledges to ensure safety of US envoy during his Donbass trip

The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic is ready to ensure the safety of US Special Envoy for Ukraine Negotiations, Kurt Volker, during his trip to the region, DPR envoy to the Minsk talks Denis Pushilin told reporters on Thursday. Pushilin also noted that Washington has leverage over Kiev to influence the developments around the embattled Donbass and the process of a peace settlement. With this in view, he once again mentioned inexpedience of US weapons supplies to Kiev, as it could escalate the conflict further. On July 23, Kurt Volker visited the Kiev-controlled area of Donbass, giving a news conference in the city of Kramatorsk. However, the Donbass republics were not in his plans. On July 24, the envoys of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics said they would want to meet the US Special Envoy for Ukraine Negotiations, Kurt Volker, because this could help settle the conflict in Donbass.

Jul 28 04:30

Chechen leader says he is ready to quit his job to protect al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

"My personal suggestion for ruling out conflict situations around the Islamic holy site, the al-Aqsa Mosque - is to pass all the rights for it to Jordan. I myself am ready to abnegate powers and to serve in the agencies that ensure the safety of this holy for all Muslims site. Be a volunteer and protect the al-Aqsa Mosque for the rest of my life," Kadyrov wrote in his official Telegram channel on Wednesday.

Jul 28 04:21

Moscow cuts back number of personnel in US diplomatic and consular missions

Putin approves Foreign Ministry’s statement in response to US sanctions http://tass.com/politics/958128
The total number of personnel in US diplomatic and consular missions will be downsized to 455 people, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. "We suggest the American side should equal the number of diplomatic and technical staff working in the US Embassy to Moscow and the consulates general in St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok to the exact number of Russian diplomats and technical staff members working in the US before September 1," the Russian ministry said in a statement. "This means that the total number of the staff engaged in US diplomatic and consular establishments will be reduced to 455 people," the Russian Foreign Ministry reported. Moscow has also suspended from August 1 use by the US embassy in Russia the warehouses in Dorozhnaya Street and the property in Serebryany Bor, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, published on Friday.

Jul 28 04:06

Democrats Join Republicans In Bill Criminalizing Speech Critical Of Israel

According to the ACLU, the Cardin legislation would “bar U.S. persons from supporting boycotts against Israel, including its settlements in the Palestinian Occupied Territories (emphasis mine) conducted by international governmental organizations, such as the United Nations and the European Union. It would also... include penalties for simply requesting information about such boycotts. Violations would be subject to a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison....This bill would impose civil and criminal punishment on individuals solely because of their political beliefs about Israel and its policies.”

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