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Global Alert News – 04.25.18

How much longer can the majority of industrialized / militarized societies hide from reality? Not long. Foundations of power structures are fracturing from every direction, many critical issues are finally beginning to come to light. Though this is, in many ways, a leap in the right direction, it also leads to unbridled desperation on the part of those who wield …

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Joseph Clifford – Your Choice: Thirteen-Billion-Dollar Aircraft Carrier vs. Cure for Cancer

What if we had a democracy? The Pentagon is about ready to pay the bill for one, new, still unfinished aircraft carrier, which so far has cost 13 billion dollars, but is mired with cost overruns and dysfunctional systems, so the daily cost continues to increase. At the same time the US government has set aside a mere 4 billion …

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Paul Gottinger – US Enabled Saudi Arabia’s Crackdown on Pro-Democracy Protesters

Just days before Saudi Arabia performed a mass execution of 47 people, including four pro-democracy protesters; the US approved tens of millions in military contracts to the Saudi government. The contracts include $24 million to Raytheon Company for equipment relating to Patriot missiles, $12 million to Advanced Electronics Co. for electronics updates to F-15 fighter jets, and tens of millions …

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Pentagon announces U-turn on use of depleted uranium in Iraq and Syria

Since the decision to deploy 12 A-10 Thunderbolt II gunships to the Middle East as part of Operation Inherent Resolve last December, concerns have been raised that the US would once again use DU in Iraq – already the world’s most DU contaminated country. Just months before the deployment was announced, Iraq had called on [http://www.bandepleteduranium.org/en/iraq-calls-for-treaty-ban-on-depleted-uranium] the United Nations for technical assistance …