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Stephen Lendman – One Yemeni Child Dies Every 10 Minutes From War-Related Starvation

US imperialism is raping and destroying the country, millions of Yemenis at risk. Instead of demanding Saudis stop terror-bombing, massacring civilians, blockading the country’s coastline along with US warships, Trump sent paratroopers to Yemen’s Bayda’s Qifah district. They raided Yakla village, reportedly attacking al-Qaeda terrorists, but who knows for sure. America supports the group, its al-Nusra affiliate in Syria, ISIS …

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MIKE WHITNEY – Double Standards: Where Were the Liberal Protestors During Obama’s Wars?

The election of Donald Trump has sent millions of people pouring out onto the streets to protest a man  they think is a racist, misogynist, xenophobic bully who will destroy US democracy in his quest to establish himself as supreme fascist ruler of the country. Maybe they’re right. Maybe Trump is a fascist who will destroy America. But where were these people when Obama was bombing …

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Joyce Bukuru – How Saudi Arabia Kept its UN Human Rights Council Seat

How did Saudi Arabia, which has been indiscriminately bombing Yemeni civilians for 18 months, just get re-elected to the Human Rights Council, the United Nations’ premier human rights body? Unlike Russia, whose failure to retain its council seat made the news last week, Saudi Arabia was able to slide safely back into its own chair. Why? Because it had no …

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Trends This Week – Fear index is rising – 11.02.16

The Stock Market “fear index” is spiking, the dollar’s declining and gold prices are rising. Is it the US elections that spreading fear, or is fear of a troubled global economy? Geopolitical tensions are rising. From Saudi Arabia to Sudan, from Yemen to Russia, real conflicts are erupting and McCarthyism propaganda from the US are setting the stage for spreading wars.

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Global Alert News – 10.15.16

The US/NATO quest for total global dominance continues to move forward while it is simultaneously fracturing from within. The US supported ally, Saudi Arabia, has just added to it’s growing mountain of dead civilians by slaughtering a funeral gathering in Yemen. Former US allies, like the Philippines, are kicking the US military out of their country. Many other nations are rapidly descending into chaos. The geoengineers are flowing moisture into the Western US but have so far syphoned off much of it with a constant aerosol spraying assault. The atmospheric aerosol saturation (and radio frequency transmissions) broadcasts the moisture out into massive expanses of largely rainless cloud cover. Welcome to solar radiation management which is worsening the overall warming of the planet, not mitigating it. And for those who have bought into “the more Co2, the better” equation, a new study now proves that trees and plants have long since passed their peak ability to absorb this greenhouse gas. The latest addition of Global Alert News is below Apathy and angst will not save us, only properly prioritized collective action can yet make a difference. Each and every one of us can have a profound impact for the better on the overall paradigm, we simply need to try. Make your voice heard.

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Nika Knight – After Profiting from Weapons Sales and Bombing Yemen, U.S. Calls for Cease-Fire

The United States, Britain, and the U.N. peace envoy to Yemen called Sunday for an unconditional ceasefire in Yemen to take place “within hours.” The two nations are trying “to seize on outrage caused by the killing of 140 people in a Saudi airstrike,” the Guardian reports. Read more

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New famine fears loom in Yemen

Intensive care wards in Yemen’s hospitals are filled with emaciated children hooked up to monitors and drips – victims of food shortages that could get even worse due to a reorganization of the central bank that is worrying importers. With food ships finding it hard to get into Yemen’s ports due to a virtual blockade by the Saudi-led coalition that …

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Jonathan Marshall – How Arms Sales Distort US Foreign Policy

Forget oil. In the Middle East, the profits and jobs reaped from tens of billions of dollars in arms sales are becoming the key drivers of U.S. and British policy. Oil still matters, of course. So do geopolitical interests, including military bases, and powerful political lobbies funded by Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the other Gulf states. But you can’t explain Washington’s deference to Saudi …

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Ewen MacAskill and Paul Torpey – One in Three Saudi Air Raids on Yemen Hit Civilian Sites, Data Shows

ore than one-third of all Saudi-led air raids on Yemen have hit civilian sites, such as school buildings, hospitals, markets, mosques and economic infrastructure, according to the most comprehensive survey of the conflict. The findings, revealed by the Guardian on Friday, contrast with claims by the Saudi government, backed by its US and British allies, that Riyadh is seeking to minimise civilian …

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David Korten – Want National Security? Dismantle the War Machine

The recent 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade towers was a reminder of the terrible consequences when a nation ignores the lessons of history—including its own recent history. The U.S. military budget is a tragic example. We currently spend roughly $598 billion on defense, which is more than the next seven biggest military spenders combined: China, …