100 years on: The Balfour Declaration explained

Arthur James Balfour is pictured visiting Jewish colonies in Palestine in 1925 [Getty Images] MORE ON PALESTINE The love story of Fadwa and Marwan Barghoutitoday Balfour 100 years on: Salvation or betrayal?yesterday FIFA will not take action on Israeli settlement teamsyesterday Did British Mandate pave way for Israeli occupation?yesterday This week, Palestinians around the world are…

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Potential showdown in eastern Syria over IS-held territory

By ZEINA KARAM and SARAH EL DEEB, Associated Press next BEIRUT –  As U.S.-allied fighters hurtle down the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, a showdown could ensue between the U.S. and Russia, whose allies are racing to take over the same strategic oil-rich territory from the Islamic State group. While the two sides will likely…

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Protesters take to the streets of Barcelona

Thousands of pro-independence Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona today Spain’s PM Mariano Rajoy said he would curb powers of the Catalan parliament Rajoy said government had taken this unprecedented decision to restore the law Also proposed central government ministers assume powers of Catalan officials Catalan president faces rebellion charge which could see him…

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West eyes recolonization of Africa by endless war; removing Gaddafi was just first step

Dan Glazebrook is a freelance political writer who has written for RT, Counterpunch, Z magazine, the Morning Star, the Guardian, the New Statesman, the Independent and Middle East Eye, amongst others. His first book “Divide and Ruin: The West’s Imperial Strategy in an Age of Crisis” was published by Liberation Media in October 2013. It…

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6 Years Ago Today, the US Helped Murder Gaddafi to Stop the Creation of Gold-Backed Currency

By Claire Bernish  – October 20, 2017 Six years ago today, the West took it upon itself to use NATO to overthrow Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi — not for any humanitarian threat to civilians as had been repeatedly claimed — but because his planned roll-out of a new currency to be used across Africa posed…

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Exclusive: Opposition Leaders on the Strange Collapse of Venezuela’s Protest Movement

The Associated Press by BEN KEW14 Oct 2017542 Just a few months ago, amid a worsening humanitarian crisis and the prospect of an illegal power grab, Venezuela’s anti-government protests had reached a tipping point. In April, the opposition coalition announced daily protests against the socialist government led by Nicolás Maduro, leading to street movements unparalleled in size. Daily marches took place to call…

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Fixing Fallujah: City tests Iraq’s ability to bounce back

Feature Fixing Fallujah: City tests Iraq’s ability to bounce back Sofia Barbarani/IRIN In-depth Beyond Mosul: Iraq’s longer-term obstacles to peace  This article is part of our in-depth coverage. Read more like this… FALLUJAH, 2 October 201 Sofia Barbarani IRIN contributor Midday in Fallujah and the searing sun beats down on the dust-caked roads. The salmon-hued…

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KING OF SPAIN ENRAGED AT ‘DISLOYAL’ CATALONIANS WHO ‘SYSTEMATICALLY UNDERMINED’ RULES

Published: October 3, 2017 Share | Print This TeilenTwitterFacebookGoogle+StumbleUponEmailPinterestReddit  SOURCE: I BANK COIN King Felipe of Spain lashed out against Catalan authorities on Tuesday in a rare televised statement, following the protest of a police crackdown on citizens following a hotly contested independence referendum. “With their decisions, they have systematically undermined the rules approved legally and legitimately, showing an…

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EU Attacks Brutalised Catalan Voters for Mounting ‘Nationalistic Coup Against Europe’

380 David Ramos/Getty Images by JACK MONTGOMERY2 Oct 2017521 The EU has broken its silence on the violent suppression of Catalonia’s independence referendum, with the Commission backing Madrid and the Vice-president of the European Parliament branding the vote a “nationalistic coup against Europe”. “Today we have witnessed a nationalistic propaganda act, undemocratic; a coup attempt against…

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