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Thomas Gaist – US military to expand global operations in 2016

The year 2015 will be remembered as a year of expanding global warfare and militarism. It began with discussions of the possibility of “total war” against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, saw new provocations against China in the South China Sea, and draws to a close amid the escalation of the US and European war in Iraq and Syria and …

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Warming World of Chaos Fueling Global Refugee Crisis Never Before Seen

As ongoing violence and conflicts continue to grip the warming planet, the number of people worldwide forced to flee their homes this year is on track to shatter all previous such records, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) warned Friday. For the first time ever, that number could hit 60 million by year’s end. The figures on worldwide displacement are documented …

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Lisa Schlein – UN: Record-breaking 60 Million Forcibly Displaced Worldwide

GENEVA— The U.N. refugee agency warns the number of people forcibly displaced from their homes is likely to exceed 60 million in 2015. The UNHCR has released its Mid-Year Trends 2015 report covering global forced displacement during the first six months of this year. The UNHCR report does not include the hundreds of thousands of refugees who made the perilous …