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Syria’s Army Captures Last Insurgent Area Near Damascus

Syria’s Army Captures Last Insurgent Area Near Damascus Syrian army soldiers stand on the rubble of damage buildings in al-Hajar al-Aswad, May 21, 2018. Photo: Reuters / Omar Sanadiki. The Syrian army has restored control over all areas surrounding the capital Damascus for the first time since early in the seven-year-old war, after pushing Islamic…

Doctor: Hospitalized Palestinian Authority President Abbas Has Lung Infection

Doctor: Hospitalized Palestinian Authority President Abbas Has Lung Infection Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas walks inside a hospital in Ramallah, May 21, 2018. Photo: Palestinian President Office (PPO) / Handout via Reuters. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is suffering from a lung infection and could remain in hospital for several days, Palestinian medics and officials…

When individualism goes too far

When individualism goes too far (Alan Keyes) – “Now, an army is a team. It lives, eats, sleeps, fights as a team. This individuality stuff is a bunch of crap. The bilious bastards who wrote that stuff about individuality for the Saturday Evening Post don’t know anything more about real battle than they do about…

Merapi volcano alert level raised, evacuations ordered, Indonesia

Merapi volcano alert level raised, evacuations ordered, Indonesia Following four new explosions at Indonesia’s Merapi volcano on May 20 and 21, 2018, authorities have raised the alert level for the volcano from Alert Level 1 to 2 at 23:00 UTC on May 21, 2018. All residents living within 3 km (2 miles) are ordered to…

Trump Is Playing With Fire as Pompeo Says “We Will Crush Iran”

Trump Is Playing With Fire as Pompeo Says “We Will Crush Iran” On today’s episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Mohammad Marandi, an expert on American studies and postcolonial literature who teaches at the University of Tehran.Source: Trump Is Playing With Fire as Pompeo Says “We Will Crush…

Texas High School Shooting Reignites Gun Debate

Texas High School Shooting Reignites Gun Debate On this episode of Fault Lines, hosts Garland Nixon and Lee Stranahan discuss the most recent mass school shooting which left 10 dead in Santa Fe, Texas. As the public and policymakers alike look for answers, another American community looks to heal after having been devastated by a…

Just sayin’ #2

Just sayin’ #2 (Wes Vernon) – So let’s get this straight: It’s just the entertainment properties of 21st Century Fox that the Walt Disney company wants to pick up in another media sale not Fox News? Whew! Today’s left-leaning Disney is no longer symbolized by Mickey Mouse. (In Mickey’s time, nobody thought to wonder let…

Frankie Boyle: Your new show betrayed Gaza

Frankie Boyle: Your new show betrayed Gaza Dear Frankie Boyle, I’d prefer not to be writing this as an open letter, but you didn’t leave me much choice: I can no longer engage with you on Twitter because you blocked me (and many hundreds of others, it seems) for criticising the described its thesis in…

A look at how governments can fix the online public comments issues that plagued the FCC during its net neutrality rule-making process (Alex Howard/E Pluribus Unum)

A look at how governments can fix the online public comments issues that plagued the FCC during its net neutrality rule-making process (Alex Howard/E Pluribus Unum) Alex Howard / E Pluribus Unum:A look at how governments can fix the online public comments issues that plagued the FCC during its net neutrality rule-making process  —  The…

Pride at Stake: Thrilling Lion Fight Caught on Camera

Pride at Stake: Thrilling Lion Fight Caught on Camera Visitors to the Nairobi National Park in Kenya have captured several lions fighting, trying to protect their territory.Source: Pride at Stake: Thrilling Lion Fight Caught on Camera From News Feed

“Pueblo a Pueblo”, Building Food Sovereignty

“Pueblo a Pueblo”, Building Food Sovereignty “Feeding Popular Power” (“Alimenta el Poder Popular”) (Photo: Ricardo Vaz) (Investig’Action/Ricardo Vaz in Caracas) – “Pueblo a Pueblo” is an initiative undertaken to fight back against the economic war that has hurt the Venezuelan people in their access to food. The idea is to organise the different links of the…

Five killed, 22 wounded by Houthi missile in Yemen’s city of Marib

Five killed, 22 wounded by Houthi missile in Yemen’s city of Marib Backed by the Saudi-led Arab coalition, Hadi’s government has been battling the Iran-aligned Houthi movement since 2015. Source: Five killed, 22 wounded by Houthi missile in Yemen’s city of Marib From News Feed