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How the House of Saud Inflicted 500,000 Cholera Cases — As Policy

By Crawford Kilian on August 23, 2017

Photo: Mohammed Huwais

When you follow disease outbreaks in obscure parts of the world, you soon notice the outbreaks that don’t get much attention. We all recall SARS and swine flu and Ebola and Zika — mostly because they made some North Americans sick. But when people get sick in a country of no strategic interest, we yawn and look for better clickbait. (more…)

Gaza and Barcelona: Same Attacks, Different Reactions

By Leandro Albani on August 18, 2017

On Thursday morning, a suicide attack shook the Gaza strip, that fragile portion of land that still belongs to Palestinians. A man trying to cross the border towards Egypt detonated a bomb on his body in a border crossing, ending his life and killing a Palestinian security agent (more…)

Trump’s New Afghanistan Strategy: Windfall for the Military-Industrial Complex​

August 21, 2017

SHARMINI PERIES: It’s the Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore. The longest war in the history of the U.S. enters its sixteenth year, the war in Afghanistan. (more…)

Israel Seizes Mobile Classrooms in Palestinian Village the Day before School was to Open

August 23, 2017

Days after residents in an isolated Bethlehem-area village received stop-work orders for mobile homes being set up as a school — structures for which locals insisted they had obtained the necessary permits — Israeli forces reportedly raided the village Tuesday and seized the classrooms. (more…)

Why Are Syrian Refugees Running Back To This Evil Dictator Who Likes To Kill Them?

By Caitlin Johnstone on August 15, 2017

Al Jazeera, not often known to rock the establishment boat when it comes to the official narrative about Syria, has published an interesting new report on some recent findings of the International Organization for Migration. (more…)

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