August 2017

Pro-Russian Bots Take Up the Right-Wing Cause After Charlottesville

Embed from Getty Images NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 13: A counter-protestor and supporter of President Donald Trump (2nd from R) makes his voice heard during a protest against white supremacy and racism in Columbus Circle, August 13, 2017 in New York City. The rally was organized by a New York City based group called […]

Pakistan in the crosshairs of Trump’s Afghan strategy

Islamabad, Pakistan – Pakistan has hit back at US accusations it harbours Afghan Taliban safe havens, with the country’s army chief rejecting financial assistance from the United States. “We are not looking for any material or financial assistance … but trust, understanding and acknowledgement of our contributions,” Qamar Javed Bajwa said during a meeting with […]

Bernie Sanders Voters Helped Trump Become President

Bernie Sanders supporters switched their allegiance to Donald Trump in large enough numbers last November to sway the election for the real estate billionaire, according to an analysis of voter data released Tuesday by the blog Political Wire. Since Trump’s shock victory over Hillary Clinton, much discussion has focused on the degree to which passionate […]

Spain attacks: What we know

At least 15 people were killed and more than 100 injured in twin attacks in which vehicles were used to mow down pedestrians on Barcelona’s most popular street and in Cambrils, a busy seaside resort town. – What happened – Around 4:50 pm (1450 GMT) on Thursday, a white van ploughed into a crowd of […]

UN Committee Highlights Activities Marking 50 Years of Israeli Occupation of Palestine

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews By J Nastranis UNITED NATIONS (IDN) – Fifty years after Israel occupied the West Bank and Gaza Strip, it continues to control these areas through repression, institutionalized discrimination, and systematic abuses of the Palestinian population’s rights. Many of Israel’s abusive practices have been carried out in the […]

Taliban responds to Trump’s Afghan strategy

The Afghan Taliban has warned Donald Trump is “wasting” American soldiers’ lives after the US president approved sending thousands more troopsto the war-ravaged country. MORE TO THIS STORY… Trump vows US will keep fighting in Afghanistan Afghan ambassador to US lauds Trump’s strategy for war Timeline: US intervention in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2017 Taliban […]