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Janet Allon – The Polluted Air You’re Breathing Could Be Making You Gain Weight

Researchers are studying whether air pollution could be contributing to the obesity epidemic, and the news is not good for city dwellers and second-hand smokers. Increasingly, it looks like two people can have exactly the same diet, and perform the same amount of exercise, but one may put on more weight depending on the air quality around their home. The …

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Stephen Lendman – Hillary At Brookings

Clinton is one of many hardcore/hawkish neocons infesting America – a recklessly dangerous presidential aspirant deploring peace and stability, addicted to endless wars, mass slaughter and destruction. On September 9, she delivered a foreign policy address at Washington’s Brookings Institution – a notorious corporate financed pro-war think tank, supporting wealth, power and privilege, an establishment organization representing America’s dark side. …

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The Gary Null Show – 09.17.15

Prof. David Vine is an associate professor of Anthropology at American University in Washington DC where his research focuses on US foreign and military policy, militarization and human rights, race and ethnicity, and other related topics. He is a steering member of the Network of Concern Anthropolgists which published a text he co-authored: The Counter-Counterinsurgency Manual, or Notes on Demilitarizing American Society. David is a frequent contributor to Tom Dispatch and Foreign Policy in Focus, and his articles have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, the Guardian, Mother Jones and others. His just released book is “Base Nation: How US Military Bases Abroad Harm America” which dismantles the myth that the US’s military expansion around the world makes us safer and more secure. His website is DavidVine.net

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Pepe Escobar – Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran with lies, lies, lies

The Associated Press – with great fanfare – ran an “exclusive” story masquerading what was in fact a glaring propaganda piece, according to which, under the P5+1, UN-ratified nuclear deal with Iran, the country would carry out some of the inspections of its own “sensitive sites.” There was nothing specific in the piece. The crucial document AP alleges to have “seen” was not …

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Peter Van Buren – U.S.-Iranian Relations Emerge from a 30-Year Cold War

Don’t sweat the details of the July nuclear accord between the United States and Iran. What matters is that the calculus of power in the Middle East just changed in significant ways. Washington and Tehran announced their nuclear agreement on July 14th and yes, some of the details are still classified. Of course the Obama administration negotiated alongside China, Russia, …

The 30,000-pound bomb that could be used against Iran’s nuclear facilities ‘boggles the mind’ – JEREMY BENDER

Negotiators are working toward a June 30 deadline for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran. Should the negotiations ultimately fail and the talks fall apart, the Obama administration and any future US president will have what Michael Crowley of Politico describes as an awe-inspiring “plan B” — the Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP). According to Crowley, the US has practiced at least three attack …

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The Pentagon’s “Long War” Pits NATO Against China, Russia and Iran – Pepe Escobar

Whatever happens with the nuclear negotiations this summer, and as much as Tehran wants cooperation and not confrontation, Iran is bound to remain — alongside Russia — a key US geostrategic target. As much as US President Barack Obama tried to dismiss it, the Russian sale of the S-300 missile system to Iran is a monumental game-changer. Even with the …

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Yemen: Saudi prince promises free Bentleys to bomber pilots who killed 1,000 – Orlando Crowcroft , Anas Alajlan

A billionaire Saudi Arabian prince promised to give each of the 100 fighter pilots that took part in Riyadh’s latest air strikes in Yemen a brand new Bentley. Prince Alaweed bin Talal – who owns one of Saudi Arabia’s largest companies, Kingdom Holdings, and owns a $300m stake in Twitter – made his promise on social media but has since …

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Khamenei: US invented nuclear Myth; Iran will Never Invade another Country – Juan Cole

The clerical leader of Iran, Ali Khamenei, gave a speech on Sunday in which he urged that Iran maintain its military readiness in order to fend off any hostile invasion or attack. But, he said, “Iran has never invaded a country and never will.” He also called US charges that Iran is seeking a nuclear weapon a “myth” and “propaganda.” Whatever else …

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What the Hell are We Doing in Yemen? – SHELDON RICHMAN

The U.S. government has charged into another civil war in the Middle East. When you find yourself repeatedly asking, “Will they ever learn?” the answer may be that the decision-makers have no incentive to do things differently. What looks like failure may be the intended outcome. Quagmires have their benefits — to the ruling elite — if American casualties are …