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NHL To Install Facial Recognition Cameras To Limit Their Liability

It’s official, big brother has invaded sports arenas, stadiums and parks. According to an article in TSN, The National Hockey League (NHL) plans to install facial recognition cameras in their arenas. The above video, is a perfect example of how law enforcement uses our fears of terror to justify losing our privacy. Retired, Secret Service […]

Xi’s Road Map To The Chinese Dream – Editorial

Now that President Xi Jinping has been duly elevated to the Chinese Communist Party pantheon in the rarified company of Mao Zedong Thought and Deng Xiaoping Theory, the world will have plenty of time to digest the meaning of “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.” Xi himself, in his […]

NASA Chooses Not To Tell Congress How Much Deep Space Missions Cost

This week, the US Government Accountability Office reported on progress the space agency is making to prepare the Space Launch System rocket, Orion spacecraft, and launch systems at Kennedy Space Center for future missions. NASA is making progress on these complex integration activities, the report finds, but the space agency has a long ways to […]

No Humvees: Why NATO Member Wants to Purchase Russian-Made Military Vehicles

Slovakia has signaled its interest in buying the Tigr, a Russian all-terrain armored combat vehicle. Speaking to Sputnik, Sergey Suvorov, press secretary of Russia’s Military-Industrial Company, pointed to the equipment’s characteristics which he said finally prompted Slovakia to make its choice. Sergey Suvorov said that Slovakia intends to acquire the SBM-VPK233136 modification of the Tigr, […]

Independence and Self-Determination: Weapons for Empire Building or National Liberation? – Editorial

Since World War II most of the world’s conflicts have revolved around struggles for independence against Western and Japanese colonial/imperial regimes. Following formal independence, a new type of imperial domination was imposed – neo-colonial regimes, in which the US and its European allies imposed vassal rulers acting as proxies for economic exploitation. With the rise […]

Russia Warns Ukraine Against Recovering Oil Off The Coast Of Crimea

Russia’s TV channel REN TV on Friday aired a video of an air strike drill on a decommissioned boat in the Black Sea to warn Ukraine against attempts to recover oil rigs off the coast of Crimea, which Russia annexed in 2014. According to REN TV, Russia’s Black Sea fleet showed Ukraine what would happen […]

NATO Grapples with Serious Organizational Shortcomings

The 2nd Cavalry Regiment is one of the oldest units in the U.S. Army. As early as 1846, soldiers from the unit fought against Mexico and in the American Indian Wars two decades later, elements of the unit stumbled into an ambush and were scalped. In 1905, the cavalry members put down a rebellion on […]

Kurds Face Transformation of Iraq’s Political Map – Editorial

The Kurds may have lost 40 per cent of the territory they previously controlled over the last two days as they withdraw from areas long disputed with Baghdad. Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are pulling back from a great swathe of land in northern Iraq stretching from Syria in the west to Iran in the east. It […]

Future of JCPOA In Hands of GOP Indebted To Billionaire Iran – Editorial

President Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), appears to have fallen in line with the views espoused by several of his top donors. These funders believe that Iran poses an apocalyptic threat only addressable through military action, including the use of nuclear weapons. […]

‘Permanent War Economy’: EU Defense Policy ‘Outsourced’ to Arms Industry

An investigation by a peace activism group has found European Union defense policy has been strongly and directly shaped by European defense firms, while the public, academics, and elected legislators have been almost entirely excluded. A report issued by Belgian campaign group Vredesactie (Peace Action) has documented how Europe’s defense industry played a pivotal role […]

Pentagon Says Iraqi Train-And-Equip Mission Could End If Attacks on Kurds Continue

The U.S. may consider halting its massive train-and-equip program for Iraqi forces if the Iraqi military continues its offensive against Iraqi Kurds in northern Iraq, a defense official said Monday. Over the weekend U.S.-equipped Iraqi forces entered Kirkuk, an oil-rich, Kurdish-controlled city, in response to the Kurdish region’s independence vote on Sept. 25. Several exchanges […]

The CIA Plan to Assassinate Greek PM Karamanlis For Ties to Russia

Last Monday the main Russian TV news channel, Vesti, ran a sensational investigative piece on the main evening news alleging that back in 2009 Russian Intelligence uncovered a plot by the CIA to remove then prime minister Kostas Karmamanlis from office, and assassinate him if necessary, for his support of Russia, in particular the South […]

Trump And Iran: Have The Neocons Won? – Video

On Friday, President Trump delivered a blistering speech on Iran that could only have been written by neocons like John Bolton. Trump laid down old charges against Iran as his reasons for refusing to certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal. In so doing, he went against most of his closest advisors and cabinet members […]

Tillerson Letters Show U.S. Nearly Averted Kurdish Referendum

The U.S. came very close to getting the Kurds to call off a statehood referendum that has thrown the region into turmoil since late last month. But in the end the final proposal, made just two days before the independence vote was scheduled for the Kurdistan region of Iraq, came too late to stop the […]

In 9 Months, Trump has Bombed to Death more Civilians than Obama Did in 8 Years

When President Donald Trump took office in January, it was unclear whether the bombast from his campaign would translate into an aggressive new strategy against terrorism. At campaign rallies he pledged to “bomb the hell” out of the Islamic State. He openly mused about killing the families of terrorists, a blatant violation of the Geneva […]