US Forms ‘Iran Action Group’ to Coordinate Regime Change Efforts

State Department Action Group ‘echoes the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq’, Iranian American advocacy organisation says. (MEE) — US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Thursday the establishment of the Iran Action Group, a task-force to coordinate all of President Donald Trump’s efforts against Iran. The group will be led by Brian Hook, a […]

Israel Plans to Massively Increase Military Spending Every Year for Next Two Decades

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Israeli officials announced on Wednesday that they plan to carry out massive increases in military spending every year through the next two decades, with an eye toward getting military spending up to 6.0% of the national GDP. This would be the second highest military spending by GDP in the world among major economies. Only Saudi Arabia […]

Defunct Nuclear Power Plant on California Coast Is a ‘Fukushima Waiting to Happen’

(ANTIMEDIA) San Onofre, CA — A nuclear power plant in Southern California that was shut down in 2012 continues to leak radioactive material and poses a threat to nearby communities. The aging San Onofre, located in San Clemente, CA, was shut down in 2012 amid a leak that occurred due to malpractice. According to a report released in 2016, […]

The Mistake You Make in Every Political Argument

Odds are good that, in any given political argument, your dispute is about relevant facts, not moral positions. (FEE Opinion) — We’ve all been sufficiently frustrated by the gap between the values someone espouses and the policies they support that we’ve gotten into political arguments to help them see their error. Perhaps, if we’re more honest about […]

Monsanto’s Cancer-Causing Weedkiller Found in Popular Children’s Foods

(CD) — A study of dozens of popular oat-based breakfast foods delivered sobering news this week when almost all of the products examined by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) were found to contain the chemical glyphosate. “We’re very concerned that consumers are eating more glyphosate than they know,” said Scott Faber, vice president of government affairs at […]

ISIS Given ‘Breathing Space’ in US-Occupied Areas of Syria: UN Report

By maintaining an ISIS pocket in the territory it occupies, the U.S. can continue to justify its illegal presence in the country for the long-term, ultimately substituting Iran for ISIS as its new regional boogeyman. (MPN Op-ed) — A recent report from the UN Security Council’s Sanctions Monitoring Team has found that many of the places in Syria where the […]

Netanyahu Has Dug Himself Into a Hole at a Graveyard Full of Untruths

(MEMO Opinion) — Benjamin Netanyahu has dived headlong into the furore engulfing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, revealing the most blatant meddling to-date by Israel in British politics. What’s more, he’s done it armed with lies and distortions. The Israeli Prime Minister blasted Corbyn for apparently paying tribute to those behind the 1972 Munich massacre in which […]

Turkey Just Joined Russia in Liquidating US Treasuries

(ZHE) — Last month, when we reported that Russia had liquidated the bulk of its US Treasury holdings in just two months, we said that “we can’t help but wonder – as the Yuan-denominated oil futures were launched, trade wars were threatened, and as more sanctions were unleashed on Russia – if this wasn’t a dress-rehearsal, carefully coordinated with […]

US Military Spending Bill Could Force Al Jazeera to Register as ‘Foreign Agent’

(ANTIWAR.COM) — Foreign-owned media outlets that don’t always tow the line in the US could find themselves under dramatically increased scrutiny under the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), with analysts predicting that Al Jazeera will be the first news media outlet to fall victim. The NDAA provisions were designed by groups openly hostile to Al Jazeera, […]

Cops Taze 87-Year-Old Great-Grandmother for Using a Knife to Cut Dandelions

(ANTIMEDIA) — Police in Chatsworth, Georgia, tasered an 87-year-old woman after an employee at the local Boys and Girls Club called them to complain that she was carrying a knife and looking to cut vegetation on their property. The caller said Martha al-Bishara did not appear to be a threat. “She’s old so she can’t get around too well,” […]