Archives for February 2016

Obama Signs Anti-BDS Trade Agreement Into Law

A similar trend ran through the UK, earlier this month, following British proposals to forbid a boycott of Israeli settlement goods by publicly-funded British institutions.

a pin with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) logo

Washington, DC – US President Barack Obama, this week, signed into law a sweeping trade agreement which protects Israel fromboycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) by countries who oppose the ongoing military occupation of Palestine. The agreement — H.R. 644: Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 — was passed 75-20, on February 11,

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Ex-CIA Chief: US Military Could Refuse To Obey Trump’s Military Orders

If Republican Donald Trump puts his hateful statements into action, the military might have to ignore his orders to follow the law, an expert argues.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responds to former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's closing remarks during the first Republican presidential debate at the Quicken Loans Arena Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, in Cleveland.

In case U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump’s extreme rhetoric alone wasn’t enough to stir up fears about what would happen if he actually became president, a former CIA chief has claimed that the U.S. military could refuse to follow Trump’s orders if he tried to put his far-right ideas into practice as Commander and Chief, the Washington Post

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Heap Of Promise: Iran’s Newest Hotel Will Be Built Out Of Trash

Iran’s tourism industry has announced it will build a hotel made entirely out of trash to make a statement about environmental degradation, and hopefully attract tourists.

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Hoping to make a statement about litter, Iran's tourism industry executives have made a plan to build a hotel made entirely from garbage on Iran's Hormuz Island, the Mehr News Agency reported. Environmental degradation is an issue on the island because visitors leave large amounts of refuse on the island, which has nowhere to go. Environmental

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Internal Investigation Reveals Massive Child Sex Abuse Cover-Up At The BBC

After results have emerged from an allegedly impartial investigation commissioned by the BBC, accusations of a cover-up are rife together with claims that, once again, the establishment has investigated and protected itself.

A pedestrian enters the BBC's Bush House in London.

Few will be surprised at more allegations of the U.K. establishment exonerating itself for turning a blind eye to sexual abuse cases. New reports have revealed that serious failings at the BBC allowed TV presenters, Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall to sexually abuse almost 100 people undetected for decades. After results have emerged from an

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Racial Feud Erupts As Republicans Fight ‘Unstoppable’ Trump

it was Trump’s refusal to denounce an implicit endorsement from former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke that dominated the narrative less than two days before Republican voters across 11 states head to the polls.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Biloxi, Miss., Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

LEESBURG, Va. — The final-days sprint to Super Tuesday has erupted into a feud over a white supremacist as Donald Trump's Republican rivals scramble to stop the billionaire businessman from becoming an "unstoppable" force in the 2016 presidential contest. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio continued to hammer the GOP front-runner's character and lack of

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Tens Of Thousands Join UK Anti-Nuke Demo Billed As Biggest In Generation

‘We are not alone,’ Jeremy Corbyn tells crowd. ‘There are many people around the world…who have wanted a non-nuclear future for their country and their planet.’

Early estimates had Saturday's crowd in the "many tens of thousands." (Photo: @GreenpeaceUK/Twitter)

In what was called "Britain’s biggest anti-nuclear weapons rally in a generation," tens of thousands took to the streets of London on Saturday to protest the UK's nuclear weapons system—Trident—and to call for global disarmament. According to the Guardian, "Campaigners gathered from across the world: some said they had traveled from Australia to

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