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Iraqis murder U.S. soldiers on the battlefield while Freddie Gray murders himself in a police van

Iraqis murder U.S. soldiers on the battlefield while Freddie Gray murders himself in a police van
It's the first of its kind they say, and I believe them. For all of recorded history, when soldiers of one country invaded and occupied another, deaths among the invading forces were accepted as 'casualties of war', not homicides. A soldier on active duty in a war zone couldn't be 'murdered'. At least until now. This week, a British national, Anis Abid Sardar from north-west London, has gone on trial for the 'murder' of Sergeant First Class...
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'We condemn the police brutality': How the Western media would cover the Baltimore "riots" if it happened elsewhere

'We condemn the police brutality': How the Western media would cover the Baltimore "riots" if it happened elsewhere
If what is happening in Baltimore happened in a foreign country, here is how Western media would cover it: 'International leaders expressed concern over the rising tide of racism and state violence in America, especially concerning the treatment of ethnic minorities in the country and the corruption in state security forces around the country when handling cases of police brutality. The latest crisis is taking place in Baltimore, Maryland, a...
Attention

Turning America into a battlefield: A blueprint for locking down the nation

Turning America into a battlefield: A blueprint for locking down the nation
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing...
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The Ukraine I knew is dead and gone

The Ukraine I knew is dead and gone
There may be some kind of Ukraine, but it will be far, far different from the Ukraine we knew and which has sadly ended Hard as it is to say, sad as it is for those of us who liked Ukraine, as I liked Ukraine - over 2 years living there pre-war, it was a country I was very fond of - but post-Euromaidan, Ukraine is dead. Here's why - 1. If there's no law, it's not a country, it's a failed state The recent wave of killings of anyone perceived...

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