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12 Jan 2017

Rex Tillerson Clashes With Neocons At Confirmation Hearing

Though former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson faced some sharp questions on climate change, the real clashes during his confirmation hearing for secretary of state came from neoconservative senators-principally Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ). Both demanded Tillerson accept their line on a number of issues. Due

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Destroyed house in the south of Sanaa, Yemen (Source: Ibrahem Qasim)
10 Jan 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 4: The Destruction Of Yemen Feat. Ben Norton

On this episode of Around The Empire, Dan and Joanne interview journalist Benjamin Norton on the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Yemen. Ben has been closely monitoring the situation in Yemen for years writing previously in Salon and now for Alternet’s Grayzone Project. The discussion focuses on the overall dynamics of

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DNI Chief James Clapper at Senate hearing on alleged Russian hacks (Screenshot from Senate video)
09 Jan 2017

Kerry: We Watched ISIS Grow; Hacking Intel Report a “Dud”; Syrian Rebels Target Water & Energy

Leaked audio reveals John Kerry admitting US watched ISIS grow; intel chiefs’ report on alleged Russian hacking was a “dud;” and more in our global news roundup…

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"Flag Of Jihad" By Unknown - Unknown, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1189517
05 Jan 2017

United States Re-Packaged Al Qaeda As ‘Khorasan Group’ To Sell Attack

United States officials misled the public about a Syrian terrorist group, the Khorasan Group, in the run up to air strikes in the country in 2014.

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Some US Air Force pilots wore Santa hats while flying bombing missions in Iraq and Syria on Christmas day, 2016. (USAF/ Senior Airman Woodward)
03 Jan 2017

Ceasefires, Christmas Bombs and “Diplomatic Offensives”

Ceasefire between Syrian coalition and rebels; peace talks in Kazakhstan; US may join after Obama, and more in our global news round-up.

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Pictures of Elijah J. Magnier (Source: Twitter)
02 Jan 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 3: War Reporter Elijah Magnier On Syria Peace Deal

War reporter Elijah Magnier joins Dan and Joanne for a discussion of the current Syria peace deal and its wider implications for the region and world.

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Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson
29 Dec 2016

Obama Gives Parting Shots To Israel, Russia On Way Out The Door

The lame duck period is rarely a productive time for a president, and through the course of four to eight years they undoubtedly make some enemies they would like to payback.

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Maronite Church in Aleppo, 2009. (by Charles Roffey)
28 Dec 2016

Mass Graves Found in Aleppo; Mosul Pause; Retaliation for Alleged Russian Hacks

Syrian coalition forces found evidence of mass executions and torture and stockpiles of weapons and supplies, and more in our global news round-up.

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Photo by Voice of America News: Scott Bobb reports from Aleppo, Syria - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yikVv_YAvE&feature=plcp, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22023821
26 Dec 2016

Around The Empire – Episode 2: Reporting From Syria Feat. Rania Khalek

Dan and Joanne talk to independent journalist Rania Khalek, who recently traveled to Syria. She shares what she witnessed and her conversations with Syrians.

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Marines at firing practice at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (Source: USMC)
22 Dec 2016

Congo Implodes As AFRICOM Expands

While US officials shuttle in and out of Kinshasa amid protests, US military are creeping further and further into the politics of the continent.

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