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In The Hague, thousands join global action against ISIS * Latest Posts International International - Front News in Pictures 

In The Hague, thousands join global action against ISIS

The HAGUE, the Netherlands– Thousands of supporters marched through the streets of The Hague, Nov. 1, to show their solidarity with the people of Kobanê, a Kurdish city in Syria which is under attack by the ISIS for over a month now. The protesters from various organisations and nationalities (Kurdish, Armenian, Turkish, Arabs) expressed their support with the Kurdish freedom fighters defending the city against what they called barbaric attacks by the ISIS. They also accused the Turkish and US governments as well as other countries in the region as…

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1 Black man is killed every 28 hours by police or vigilantes | America is perpetually at war with its own people * Latest Posts International International - Front 

1 Black man is killed every 28 hours by police or vigilantes | America is perpetually at war with its own people

From the war on drugs to the war on terror, law enforcement’s battle against minorities serves as pacification. By ADAM HUDSON Alternet.org Police officers, security guards, or self-appointed vigilantes extrajudicially killed at least 313 African-Americans in 2012 according to a recent study. This means a black person was killed by a security officer every 28 hours. The report notes that it’s possible that the real number could be much higher. The report, entitled “Operation Ghetto Storm”, was performed by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, an antiracist grassroots activist organization. The…

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From Fallujah to Ferguson | The US war culture has come home to roost * Latest Posts International International - Front 

From Fallujah to Ferguson | The US war culture has come home to roost

By GILBERT MERCIER Counterpunch.org Police violence in the United States should not surprise anyone. In Ferguson, Missouri, we have witnessed the use against US citizens of Iraq-tested war technologies. On August 17, 2014, a police force using armored vehicles and military tactics fired rubber bullets and tear gas canisters at peaceful protesters who had been demanding justice against Darren Wilson, a killer cop who took the life of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. According to an autopsy, Michael Brown was shot six times, including twice in the head; one…

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Communal Lands: Theater of Operations for the Counterinsurgency * Latest Posts International International - Front 

Communal Lands: Theater of Operations for the Counterinsurgency

By RENATA BESSI, SANTIAGO NAVARRO F. and Translated by MIRIAM TAYLOR Truthout | News Analysis Also see: The Changing Map of Latin America Also see: Across Latin America, a Struggle for Communal Land and Indigenous Autonomy Also see: Mexico: Electoral Reform Threatens the Self-Determination of Indigenous Peoples In 2006, a team of geographers from the University of Kansas carried out a series of mapping projects of communal lands in southern Mexico’s Northern Sierra Mountains. Coordinated by Peter Herlihy and Geoffrey B. Demarest, a US lieutenant colonel, the objective was to…

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Filipinos join call to stop US-backed Israeli attacks on Gaza * Latest Posts International International - Front News in Pictures 

Filipinos join call to stop US-backed Israeli attacks on Gaza

MANILA – Artists, yoga practitioners and activists staged a solidarity action for the people of Palestine at the Boy Scout Circle, Timog ave., Quezon City, Aug. 7. Led by the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP), the protesters condemned the US-backed Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people. To date, nearly 2,000 Palestinians have been killed. According to the Unicef, 408 of those killed were children. Renan Ortiz, CAP spokesman, slammed the use of white phosphorous bombs, a weapon prohibited under the Geneva Convention, by the U.S.-backed Israeli Defense Forces. Israel…

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Israel’s Crazy Doctrine for Justifying Deaths of Over 1,000 Gazans * Latest Posts International International - Front 

Israel’s Crazy Doctrine for Justifying Deaths of Over 1,000 Gazans

The worsening of life for people in Gaza is a deliberate goal of the Israeli military. By ALEX KANE Alternet.org Israel is waging war on civilians in Gaza. Ordinary Palestinians, television stations, schools, hospitals, power plants and water facilities are all targets in the eyes of the Israeli army, one of the most powerful militaries in the world. On Monday night, in what is being described as the most intense Israeli bombardment since the assault began three weeks ago, the air force bombed Gaza’s sole power plant, and killed over…

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CPP calls for end of Israeli bombing of Gaza City, urges support to Palestinian defense of their homeland * Latest Posts International International - Front Top Stories 

CPP calls for end of Israeli bombing of Gaza City, urges support to Palestinian defense of their homeland

There is an “ugly truth that does not get published in the Western media. Over the last 13 years, on average, one Palestinian child has been killed by Israel every three days. Since the outbreak of the second Intifada in September 2000, 1,523 Palestinian children have been killed by Israeli occupation forces. Over the same time period, 129 Israeli children have been killed.” – International League of Peoples’ Struggle

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A Shameful Situation | Millions of soldiers and veterans in serious trouble * Latest Posts International International - Front 

A Shameful Situation | Millions of soldiers and veterans in serious trouble

By BILL QUIGLEY Counterpunch.org Despite the July 4 tributes, millions of US soldiers and veterans are in serious trouble. Twenty two veterans kill themselves every day according to the Veterans Administration. A study by the Los Angeles Times found veterans are more than twice as likely as other civilians to commit suicide. Suicides among full-time soldiers, especially among male soldiers, are also well above the national civilian rate. USA Today reported a suicide rate of 19.9 per 100,000 for civilian men compared to rates of 31.8 per 100,000 for male…

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