Schiff: Congress Will ‘Absolutely’ Investigate BuzzFeed Claims

Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) said he would “absolutely” investigate a BuzzFeed News report that claimed President Donald Trump instructed his lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a proposed Trump Tower project in Russia. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has disputed the BuzzFeed report. Partial… Read More

Trump: I’m Proposing $5.7 Billion for Wall in Exchange for DACA, TPS Protections and Other Reforms

During a statement on Saturday, President Trump proposed funding for humanitarian assistance and drug detection technology, increases in Border Patrol agents and immigration judges, changes to the asylum application process for minors, promotion of family reunification, $5.7 billion in border wall funding, and protections for DACA recipients and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders. Trump said, “Our… Read More

Syrian state media: Bombing targets checkpoint in capital

The bombing in Damascus on Sunday targeted a military checkpoint on a main highway during rush hour, with several people believed to have been killed, state media reported (file photo). Full Story Here Daily Mail January 20, 2019 11:14 am Support Us

World’s oldest man, 113, dies at his home in Japan

Masazo Nonaka died in the early hours of Sunday while sleeping at home in Ashoro on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, his family said. Full Story Here Daily Mail January 20, 2019 11:14 am Support Us

Nigeria: Thousands Flee as Boko Haram Kills 100-Plus Soldiers in Nigeria

Jihadists, mainly members of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL)-linked Boko Haram, have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a “huge stock [of] weapons” during clashes in northeast Nigeria raging since December 26, a coalition of United Nations-affiliated aid agencies reported Friday. Full Story Here Breitbart January 20, 2019 10:58 am Support Us

Trump, North Korean Envoy Agree to Kim Summit at ‘End of February’

The White House announced on Friday afternoon that President Donald Trump met for an hour and a half with North Korean envoy Kim Yong-chol to “discuss denuclearization and a second summit, which will take place near the end of February.” Full Story Here Breitbart January 20, 2019 10:58 am Support Us

Clyburn: Dems Did Not Rush to Judgment Over BuzzFeed Report

On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said Democrats did not rush to judgment when a BuzzFeed News report said President Donald Trump instructed his former lawyer to lie to Congress. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office has disputed the BuzzFeed report. Clyburn said, “When you preface your statement with ‘if this… Read More

Tornado Ravages Alabama Town, Injuring at Least One

A tornado ravaged the town of Wetumpka, Alabama, on Saturday afternoon, injuring at least one and causing significant damage to buildings in the area. Full Story Here Breitbart January 20, 2019 10:43 am Support Us

Palestinian TV: Shopping at Israeli-Built Mall Akin to Treason

Palestine TV, the Palestinian Authority’s official channel, has broadcast an image that equates shopping at a new mall in East Jerusalem, built by Israeli supermarket king Rami Levy, with treason. Full Story Here Breitbart January 20, 2019 10:43 am Support Us

Homeland Security Chair Thompson: Dem Are Not Ruling Out Supporting a Wall

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” House Homeland Security Committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said he “would not rule out a wall in certain instances” as part of a deal to end the partial government shutdown. Discussing President Donald Trump proposal on immigration and border security, Thompson said, “I don’t think Democrats are opposed to any… Read More

Trump: The Canary In The Coal Mine

If Trump is stopped, America will know just how dangerous the Deep State is. Full Story Here Infowars January 20, 2019 10:14 am Support Us

The Shutdown Showdown!

Trump and the establishment are going head to head over the border wall. Full Story Here Infowars January 20, 2019 9:44 am Support Us

Brooks: I Don’t Think Trump Will Declare National Emergency

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks predicted that President Trump will not declare a national emergency on the border and said that if anything would lead to weakened Republican support for Trump, a national emergency declaration would do it. Brooks stated, “I hope he doesn’t. I think he won’t. … I would be… Read More

Re-Colonization: France, Turkey and England Return to their Colonial Ambitions

For a decade we have been revealing the incongruity of the French desire to re-establish its authority over its old colonies. This was the logic behind the nomination by President Nicolas Sarkozy of Bernard Kouchner as Minister for Foreign Affairs. Kouchner replaced the French Revolutionary idea of  “The Declaration of the Rights of Man and… Read More

Detained American Iranian TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi to Appear in Court

AP update: Iran’s state-run English-language channel is reporting that its American anchorwoman detained in the U.S. will appear in court in Washington. Press TV said Marzieh Hashemi’s court appearance is Friday. It did not elaborate. The newscaster’s son has said his mother was arrested Sunday in St. Louis by the FBI on a material witness… Read More

FBI Refuses to Discuss Detention of American Iranian TV Anchor Marzieh Hashemi

The U.S. Justice Department and FBI continue to refuse to comment on the jailing of Marzieh Hashemi, a documentarian and news anchor on Iran’s English language station, Press TV. The 59-year-old Hashemi, born Melanie Franklin in New Orleans, is an American citizen. She was in the U.S. filming a documentary on Black Lives Matter and visiting family… Read More

The War on BDS: How Israel’s Agenda Became a US Priority

The Israeli-US war declared on the Palestinian boycott movement is coming to a head, culminating in a well-orchestrated effort aimed at suffocating any form of tangible protest of the ongoing Israeli colonization of Palestine. But an Israeli ‘victory’, even with blind US government support, is still too elusive if at all guaranteed. Killing unarmed protesters at the fence… Read More

Trump Punts on Syria: The Forever War in the Middle East is Far From Over

Donald Trump wants to pull U.S. troops out of Syria as quickly as possible. Well, it’s Wednesday, so that’s what the president wants now. Tomorrow, who knows, maybe he’ll insist that Syria pay for the pullout. Maybe Trump will decide to hold a summit with Bashar al-Assad after deciding that the Syrian leader’s not such… Read More

The Democratic Party Obsession Militarism Will Only Grow Worse by 2020

For a movement, especially a Black left movement that has yet to emerge in this period, the critical task is to develop mass consciousness of the fact that U.S. imperialism is incapable of providing concessions to the poor and oppressed. History has shown that the Black left has always been in the most favorable position for bringing… Read More

Amnesty International’s Troubling Collaboration with UK & US Intelligence

LONDON — Amnesty International, the eminent human-rights non-governmental organization, is widely known for its advocacy in that realm. It produces reports critical of the Israeli occupation in Palestine and the Saudi-led war on Yemen. But it also publishes a steady flow of indictments against countries that don’t play ball with Washington — countries like Iran,… Read More

United States Doesn’t Even Make Top 20 on Global Democracy Index

A new index released this week offers a sobering look at how democracy is faring in the United States. According to the 2018 edition of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Democracy Index, the U.S. doesn’t even make the list of top 20—its demonstrably “flawed democracy” notching it the 25th spot. The ranking is based on 60 indicators… Read More

Independent Media Outlets Unite to Fight Back Against Corporate Censorship

Over the weekend, members and owners of multiple independent media outlets gathered in Houston, Texas to discuss the heavy hand of corporate and government censorship and how to stop it. The meeting was a success with the common theme of peaceful voices refusing to be silenced. For those who remember, on October 11, 2018, Facebook… Read More

Yemen’s Houthis Refute Pompeo’s Accusations of Hodeida Truce Violations

HODEIDA, YEMEN — Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of Yemen’s Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said that the Houthis’ withdrawal from Hodeida refuted recent allegation made by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, tweeting, “Pompeo’s accusations are refuted by the steps of redeployment at the port of Hodeida and the submission of positive proposals.” The comment from… Read More

A Chance for a New US Congress to Rethink Knee-Jerk Support for Israel

WASHINGTON — On January 3, 2019, the winds of youth and change were evident in the halls of the U.S. House of Representatives and more particularly in the offices of some of the newly elected members. By 9 a.m. Representative Rashida Tlaib, dressed in her traditional Palestinian thobe, was already standing for pictures and a large… Read More

Outgoing IDF Chief Says Yes, We Armed Anti-Government Extremists in Syria

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — Israel’s covert war against Iran in Syria was officially corroborated by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) chief Lieutenant-General Gadi Eisenkot, the architect of the campaign. “In January 2017 we began attacking the infrastructure the Iranians were building in Syria,” Eisenkot told The Sunday Times as he awaits his impending retirement. Midway through… Read More

How Donald Trump is Expanding the US Empire

Media Roots — In the first installment of this multi-part series, Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin debunks the notion that Trump is an anti-interventionist president, outlining his first two years of aggressive foreign policy that has expanded US wars and occupations. From the biggest military budget in history to removing its restrictions to “bomb the hell… Read More

A Major Regional Reset: The Syria Outcome Will Haunt Those Who Started This War

The Middle East is metamorphosing. New fault lines are emerging, yet Trump’s foreign policy ‘hawks’ are still trying to stage ‘old movies’ in a new ‘theatre’. The ‘old movie’ is for the US to ‘stand up’ Sunni, Arab states, and lead them towards confronting ‘bad actor’ Iran. ‘Team Bolton’ is reverting back to the old… Read More

Kids are Dying: The Guardian Reports More “Good News” from Venezuela

The Guardian’s Tom Phillips’ article Venezuela Crisis Takes Deadly Toll on Buckling Health System (January 06, 2019) is more good news for US psychopaths, such as Trump, Bolton and Pompeo. Children are dying in Venezuela. Sanctions are working! Tom is becoming the Luke Harding of Venezuela. Luke…err, Tom blames all of Venezuela’s problems on President Nicolas Maduro. Tom has piled on, repeating… Read More

House Bill Forces Trump to Nominate “Anti-Semitism Envoy” Who Would Monitor Criticism of Israel

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 411-1 for a bill that would force President Trump to nominate an anti-Semitism envoy, a position that has been vacant since he took office. The definition of anti-Semitism the position uses includes certain criticisms of Israel. The bipartisan bill upgrades the current position of Anti-Semitism Envoy to an ambassador rank, which requires the… Read More

Mideast Fact Meets Fiction: Mike Pompeo Touts US Goodness and Threatens More of It

CAIRO — During a speech given Thursday at Cairo’s American University, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered remarks that some analysts have likened to a mix of evangelism and historical revisionism regarding the U.S.’ historical role in Middle Eastern and Northern African affairs. Pompeo began his speech by stating: It’s the truth, lower-case ‘t’,… Read More

Five Days after Bolton’s Reversal, US Syrian Troop Withdrawal Sort of Back On

DAMASCUS, SYRIA — On Friday, the Trump administration’s Syria policy, specifically regarding the withdrawal of U.S. troops illegally occupying part of the country, experienced what appears to be yet another drastic reversal just days after top administration officials National Security Adviser John Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the de facto cancellation of… Read More

This Leaked Hillary Clinton Memo Killed Half a Million People

A Hillary Clinton memo that Wikileaks made public in 2016 has not gotten the attention it deserves. It takes us back to 2012 and the early phase of the Syrian war. At that point, it was largely an internal affair, although Saudi arms shipments were playing a greater and greater role in bolstering rebel forces.  But once the… Read More