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Nov 24 16:21

“A Mayor That’s Radical”: Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Reflects on His Poet Father & 1st Year in Office

When Ras Baraka was elected mayor of Newark, New Jersey in May 2014, he entered office as the well-known son of noted global activist and poet Amiri Baraka, with similar radical politics.

Nov 24 16:21

Combat cam: Massive bombardment of ISIS oil refineries, tankers by Russian warplanes

Russian airstrikes have torched more than 1000 tankers taking stolen crude oil to Islamic State refineries.

Nov 24 16:20

Russia changes strategy in Syria after the Turkish attacks

Moscow is changing its strategy in Syria. First, all actions of attack aircraft will be carried out only under the cover of fighter planes, said the head of the Main operational Directorate of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoy. Secondly, Moscow will strengthen air defence of all their military force in Syria and near its shores. For this purpose, equipped with air defense system "Fort" cruiser "Moscow" is a district in the coastal area of Latakia. System "Fort" is similar to s-300. "We warn that all targets that represents for us the potential danger will be destroyed," said Lieutenant-General Sergey Rudskoy.
And finally, the third: all contacts with Turkey on the military line will be discontinued.

Nov 24 16:14

Violations of Greek airspace by the Turkish airforce since 2008

Turkey has been a regular violator of the Greek border. Turkey has violated the airspace of Greece no fewer than 2244 times in 2014. That's over 6 times a day!

Nov 24 15:57

A Secret New Government Tax – Unveiled

Nov 24 15:55

A Paris Every Day: As 100 Americans Die from Guns Daily, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Calls for Reform

While 130 people died in the Paris attacks, an average of 100 Americans are killed in gun violence every day, prompting many to question whether "another Paris is taking place in America this very day." We speak with one of the mayors leading the charge for stricter federal gun laws.

Nov 24 15:55

‘You Cannot Build a Strong Economy on a Falling Wage Floor’

Whether the federal minimum wage should be raised was the first question of the recent Republican presidential candidates’ debate. Unsurprisingly, the responses ranged from no to hell no, but given a media environment in which some pundits claim that there is no wage too low to pay someone, it’s significant that the question even came up.

Nov 24 15:49

Brussels lockdown: Belgian capital on top alert, key suspect slips past police raids

Belgian police are still searching for Salah Abdeslam, one of the participants in the Paris terror attacks on November 13.

Nov 24 15:49

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Elected After Popular Uprising, Defends Local Control of Schools

The education system of Newark, New Jersey has faced years of crisis, with high dropout rates, low-performing schools and a state takeover dating back two decades.

Nov 24 15:47

The Triumph Of Materialism: The Average American Will Spend 830 Dollars On Christmas In 2015

Has there ever been a major holiday more focused on materialism than the modern American Christmas? This year, Americans are planning to spend an average of 830 dollars on Christmas gifts, which represents a jump of 110 dollars over the average of 720 dollars last year.

Nov 24 15:44

A ‘See-No-Evil’ Drone War

The mainstream U.S. news media has failed miserably in holding the U.S. government to account for the killing of civilians in its drone strikes during the 14-year-old “war on terror,” rarely supplying such unpleasant facts even when they become available, writes John Hanrahan.

Nov 24 15:42

Life in ruins: Syrians survive in Aleppo amid city destruction

Terrorists have been losing ground after government forces fought back both Islamic State and al-Nusra extremists in the Aleppo region.

Nov 24 15:40

America’s Awesome Corruption — Especially in the Military

On November 16th, the great journalist on international strategic and military issues, F. William Engdahl, headlined at journal-neo, “Do We Really Want a New World War With Russia?” and he documented that, with military expenditures one-tenth of America’s, Russia achieves at least parity with the U.S. in terms of war-fighting capability. It’s a remarkable article, even though it actually brings together into one place the recent disclosures in many media, regarding vital technologies where Russia far outpaces American capabilities. Of course, that’s what’s necessary to do in order to document the extent of Russia’s areas of clear military superiority.

Nov 24 15:35

Making Your Claim as a Conscientious Objector to War

Because you know it's coming.

Nov 24 15:31

Geneva Convention Rule 48 -- Attacks against Persons Parachuting from an Aircraft in Distress

Additional Protocol I

Article 42 of the 1977 Additional Protocol I provides:

1. No person parachuting from an aircraft in distress shall be made the object of attack during his descent.

2. Upon reaching the ground in territory controlled by an adverse Party, a person who has parachuted from an aircraft in distress shall be given an opportunity to surrender before being made the object of attack, unless it is apparent that he is engaging in a hostile act.

3. Airborne troops are not protected by this Article.

Nov 24 15:23

Russian lawmaker proposes halting economic, diplomatic ties with Turkey

"We should immediately freeze economic relations with Turkey, diplomatic ties may be halted as well," Kalashnikov told TASS. "The Turkish side has made it on purpose on the day of the meeting between US President Barack Obama and French President Francois Hollande in order to prevent any constructive decision on the peacekeeping operation [in Syria]," Kalashnikov said.