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Telesur – Donald Trump Named in Latest Panama Papers Leak, Linked to 32 Offshore Companies

At least 140 politicians from more than 50 countries are linked to offshore companies. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been linked to anonymous companies created by the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, according to documents released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists known as the ICIJ, according to an NPR report. The leaked documents show that the Trump …

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Pepe Escobar – Does China hold key to the Afghan puzzle?

Just like Lazarus, there were reasons to believe the Afghan peace process might have stood a chance of being resurrected this past Monday in Islamabad, as four major players – Afghanistan, Pakistan, the US and China – sat together at the same table. The final communiqué though was not exactly ground breaking: “The participants emphasized the immediate need for direct …

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Project Censored – 09.08.15

Authors Mark Pilisuk and Jennifer Rountree discuss their new book, “The Hidden Structure of Violence:
Who Benefits From Global Violence and War.” They contend that organized violence is not an inescapable
part of human existence, but is organized and carried out by the dominant social order to enhance its own power.
In the second half of the program, Tara Dorabji joins in to explain how violence and social control are wielded in
two of the world’s occupied lands, Palestine and Kashmir, and the role women play in preserving life and culture
in those areas, despite the occupiers’ brutality.

Marc Pilisuk teaches at Saybrook University; Jennifer Rountree works at the National Indian Child Welfare Association;
Tara Dorabji works at Youth Radio and is a contributor to the forthcoming Project Censored 2016.

Death Toll Soars in ‘Unbelievable’ Pakistan Heat Wave – Nadia Prupis

A deadly heat wave spreading through southern Pakistan has killed nearly 800 people in just a few days—a number that threatens to rise as temperatures remain unusually high this week. At least 740 people have died of dehydration, heat stroke, and other heat-related illnesses in Karachi, the country’s largest city, since Saturday, with various sources estimating the death toll to …