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Catalan Independence, Spain's Response and the Hypocrisy of the International Community

Introduction

The recent referendum that took place in Catalonia and the aftermath it caused in Spain and around Europe highlight the inconsistent nature of the ‘right’ to self-determination but more worryingly displays the lack of concern with which the EU tackle human rights infringements within their own borders. 1,711 more words

It's not only profit that propels tiny nations in Oceania to sell their UN votes to the USA; it is also the fear of retribution

Palestine, Israel, The U.S. And How The South Pacific Countries Are Selling Their Votes

Text and Images by Andre Vltchek: Here it goes again! Several countries of Oceania (also known as South Pacific Nations), or however you want to call that vast, beautiful but thoroughly devastated part of the world, have voted “for Israel”, “for the United States’ proposed resolution at the United Nations”, and therefore, “against Palestine”. 1,236 more words

USA

US Attempts to Blame Syrian Gov't for Chemical Attacks Unfounded

US Attempts to Blame Syrian Gov’t for Chemical Attacks Unfounded – Russian MoD

Sputnik – 20.01.2018

The Russian Defense Ministry stated that the United States was ignoring the objective evidence of chemical weapons’ use by terrorists in Syria, targeted against the civilian population and the country’s government troops.

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USA

Jaded

Do I want a change of scenery?
It’s the fifteenth time this wall has passed by me
Or fifteen more, easily

Mission’s lost signals to ground control… 129 more words

Poetry

A Personal Reply to the Fact-Challenged Smears of Terrorist-Whitewashing Channel 4, Snopes and La Presse

-Eva Bartlett

*republished at: The Indicter

In part 1, I wrote of the Guardian’s quite unoriginal Russophobic story cheering for al-Qaeda’s rescuers, the White Helmets. In this second part, I expose other (some serial) offenders, guilty of disinformation on the White Helmets, and war propaganda on Syria to a degree that Goebbels would be envious. 5,608 more words

Syria

Nigeria develops herbal drugs for Ebola, Malaria cure

Kehinde Olawale

The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD), has disclosed that successfully researched and developed six traditional herbal products for the treatment of Ebola, Malaria and other diseases. 399 more words

HEALTH

The Politics of War - Humanitarian Intervention

As I sat down for lunch today and put on the TV for some mindless entertainment, I, not surprisingly, settled down on a war docudrama. Watching the representations of war in pop culture always pushes me into a spiral of thoughts and I want to quickly put them down here.  692 more words

Politics