Classifying Defeat: Hiding Data on the Losing Afghan War

“Almost every indicia, metric for success or failure is now classified or nonexistent…” The longest war in U.S. history has cost 2400 American lives and nearly a trillion dollars. Still, the government in Washington conceals the truth and most of the populace yawns. By now there should be no doubt that America has lost the … Continue reading “Classifying Defeat: Hiding Data on the Losing Afghan War”

Everything We Know About ‘Pokémon Sword And Shield’

As the eighth generation of one of the most beloved RPGs out there, the new Pokémon games have been rabidly anticipated by fans. Although details have been scarce, we’ve scoured the web and grilled our exclusive sources to get as many details as we can about the upcoming Switch releases. So, without further ado, let’s…Read … Continue reading “Everything We Know About ‘Pokémon Sword And Shield’”

Statement on the Indictment of Alleged Drone Strike Whistleblower

The Intercept does not comment on matters relating to the identity of anonymous sources. In an indictment unsealed on May 9, the government alleges that documents on the U.S. drone program were leaked to a news organization. These documents detailed a secret, unaccountable process for targeting and killing people around the world, including U.S. citizens, through drone … Continue reading “Statement on the Indictment of Alleged Drone Strike Whistleblower”

Nigeria: Abike-Dabiri now CEO of Diaspora Commission

London, May 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Senate has confirmed the nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari of of Abike Dabiri-Erewa as chairman and chief executive Officer of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission. Her confirmation was made today, following the consideration of the report by Senator Rose Okoji Oko, from Cross River North. Senate President Bukola Saraki described Dabiri-Erewa’s … Continue reading “Nigeria: Abike-Dabiri now CEO of Diaspora Commission”

India’s Famed Tiffin Carriers to Send Present to the Royal Baby

New Delhi (Sputnik): The famed Indian tiffin carriers, known as the Dabbawalas, who were once visited by Prince Charles and praised by him for distributing meals to hundreds of thousands without error, were ecstatic to learn about his grandson’s birth. They intend to send a special present to the latest addition to the royal family. READ MORE: Is Baby Sussex a British Citizen, or American? Or Both? Bets … Continue reading “India’s Famed Tiffin Carriers to Send Present to the Royal Baby”

Iran’s Nuclear Deal Threat

by Aveek Sen Iran recently announced a series of steps to reduce its commitments to the nuclear deal (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA). It announced that, invoking articles 26 and 36 of the JCPOA, it will not abide by stockpile limits for enriched uranium (LEU) and heavy water. Further, Iran announced that … Continue reading “Iran’s Nuclear Deal Threat”

Shocking UN Report Warns up to a Million Species are at Risk of Extinction Due to Human Activity

An alarming new report by a panel of leading scientists warns that human activity is causing the disappearance and deterioration of wildlife at a rate that could represent an existential threat to humanity within our lifetimes. The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services released its conclusions earlier this week, and found … Continue reading “Shocking UN Report Warns up to a Million Species are at Risk of Extinction Due to Human Activity”

Striking Driver Speaks Out: Uber & Lyft Are “Slave Systems” That Exploit Workers

Uber and Lyft drivers in cities around the world went on strike Wednesday to protest low wages and poor treatment of workers just days before Uber’s initial public offering, which could value the company at up to $90 billion dollars. But while Uber prepares for what could be one of the biggest IPOs in history … Continue reading “Striking Driver Speaks Out: Uber & Lyft Are “Slave Systems” That Exploit Workers”

The Gig Is Up: Rep. Deb Haaland Introduces Bill to Make Uber & Lyft Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes

As Uber and Lyft drivers staged a strike on Wednesday, Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) announced legislation that would require Uber and Lyft to pay for drivers’ Social Security and Medicare costs. Because drivers are considered “independent contractors,” they are currently required to pay Social Security & Medicare costs themselves. Haaland’s legislation would place that burden … Continue reading “The Gig Is Up: Rep. Deb Haaland Introduces Bill to Make Uber & Lyft Pay Their Fair Share of Taxes”

A Constitutional Crisis? House Panel Holds AG Barr in Contempt as Trump Claims Executive Privilege

The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress over his refusal to turn over the unredacted Mueller report and the underlying evidence to lawmakers. Meanwhile, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has issued a subpoena to the Justice Department for the unredacted report. This all came after … Continue reading “A Constitutional Crisis? House Panel Holds AG Barr in Contempt as Trump Claims Executive Privilege”

How Major Banks Turned a Blind Eye to the Theft of Billions of Pounds of Public Money

Major banks enabled fraudsters to steal billions of pounds of public money through VAT scams, allege documents obtained by the Bureau. A decade later, tax authorities are still chasing the money through the courts. Traders in London facilitated the so-called … The post How Major Banks Turned a Blind Eye to the Theft of Billions … Continue reading “How Major Banks Turned a Blind Eye to the Theft of Billions of Pounds of Public Money”

Russian ‘Spy Whale’ BBC Was Freaking Out About Actually Trained to Work With Children

Had a harness because he used to drag boats to give children rides The mysterious harness-wearing whale that approached Norwegian fishing boats last week could belong to a Russian diving center, Norway’s Fiskeribladet reported on Tuesday. The fishermen spotted the four-meter (13-foot) Beluga whale in Arctic waters. They reported the animal was rubbing itself against the boats in an apparent … Continue reading “Russian ‘Spy Whale’ BBC Was Freaking Out About Actually Trained to Work With Children”

Russian Air Defenses Are World’s Best, but Could the Americans Simply Overwhelm Them With Numbers?

Historically, the Air and Missile Defense Forces (Voyska Protivovozdushnoy i Protivoraketnoy Oborony—PVO-PRO) have constituted one of the main strengths of the Soviet/Russian Armed Forces and an indispensable national security element (Vko.ru, June 27, 2012). From late 2018 to early 2019, Russia has showcased a number of new achievements that will purportedly reinforce its existing PVO-PRO … Continue reading “Russian Air Defenses Are World’s Best, but Could the Americans Simply Overwhelm Them With Numbers?”

Insurance Company Still A Pack Of Pricks Despite Shiny New TV Ad

REPLICATING a formula used by 98% of current Irish ads, a local insurance company has unveiled a TV advertisement which pulls at the heart strings but in no way changes their status as a pack of pricks just looking to make a quick buck at the expense of the public. Set to stirring music with… … Continue reading “Insurance Company Still A Pack Of Pricks Despite Shiny New TV Ad”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders Team Up on Bank Legislation

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will announce her first major bill today, in partnership with Vermont Sen. and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. It’s something Sanders has proposed for many years: a 15 percent interest-rate cap on all consumer loans, which would reduce what many Americans pay on their credit cards and effectively eliminate the payday loan industry. The bill … Continue reading “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders Team Up on Bank Legislation”

Palestinians Urge International Speakers to Withdraw from Eurovisions Conference at Tel Aviv University

Palestinians Urge International Speakers to Withdraw from Eurovisions Conference at Tel Aviv UniversityOpen LetterParticipating in the Eurovision-related conference helps legitimize Israel’s war crimes against Palestinians. Cultural BoycottAcademic BoycottBoycott Eurovision 2019May 9, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI)

Why Does Trump Like Communist Vietnam? Because It’s Capitalist.

Before Donald Trump’s February summit with Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, The Washington Post ran an article headlined, “The US wants North Korea to follow the ‘miracle’ of Vietnam’s path.” “In light of the once-unimaginable prosperity and partnership … The post Why Does Trump Like Communist Vietnam? Because It’s Capitalist. appeared first on Global … Continue reading “Why Does Trump Like Communist Vietnam? Because It’s Capitalist.”

Waging War on Iran without Turkey? Is Turkey Sleeping with the Enemy? The Russia -Turkey -Iran “Triple Entente”

While US-Turkey military cooperation (including US air force bases in Turkey) dates back to the Cold War, Turkey is sleeping with both Iran and Russia. Trump’s response takes the form of both military threats and economic sanctions coupled with financial manipulation of foreign exchange markets directed against Turkey’s Lira. The post Waging War on Iran … Continue reading “Waging War on Iran without Turkey? Is Turkey Sleeping with the Enemy? The Russia -Turkey -Iran “Triple Entente””

Nigeria: PDP goes to supreme court, rejects oyetola’s victory at appeal court

London, May 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the court of appeal judgement which upheld Gboyega Oyetola of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of Osun State governorship election. “Most certainly, we shall approach the Supreme Court for final adjudication on this matter. We appeal to PDP members and … Continue reading “Nigeria: PDP goes to supreme court, rejects oyetola’s victory at appeal court”

Kenya to spend $210 million on rail upgrades

London, May 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Kenya will spend $210 million on linking and upgrading older tracks with its new standard-gauge railway as it abandons a plan to extend the Chinese-funded project to Uganda’s border that would have created a faster export route to the Indian Ocean for landlocked neighbors. Of the sum, $60 million will fund … Continue reading “Kenya to spend $210 million on rail upgrades”

Nigeria: Osun celebrates as appeal court affirms Oyetola’s election

London, May 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-APC politicians and party faithfuls erupted in joy on Thursday after the Court of appeal sitting in Abuja set aside the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal’s judgment which nullified Governor Gboyega Oyetola’s victory in the Osun governorship election. In three separate appeals filed by Oyetola, the All Progressives Congress and the Independent … Continue reading “Nigeria: Osun celebrates as appeal court affirms Oyetola’s election”

Nigeria: Fayemi urges labour leaders to work for overall interest of Ekiti people

London, May 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi. has advised Labour leaders in the state to go beyond union matters and work in the overall best interest of the people of the state. Dr Fayemi, who promised to ensure a good relationship with labour movement in the state, said he was passionate about … Continue reading “Nigeria: Fayemi urges labour leaders to work for overall interest of Ekiti people”

Face It, Trump Allows Bolton Free Reign Because He Is a Boltonist Himself

Trump is no non-interventionist except in the sense he doesn’t want a war that would cost him the 2020 election Jason Rezaian engages in a bit of wishful thinking of his own: Is John Bolton about to get the Iran war he’s always wanted, or is he on the verge of losing his job? Over the past … Continue reading “Face It, Trump Allows Bolton Free Reign Because He Is a Boltonist Himself”

New Gardaí Anti-Corruption Unit To Be Run By Superintendent Hastings

GARDA COMMISSIONER Drew Harris has announced Superintendent Ted Hastings as the head of the newly announced anti-corruption unit being established in An Garda Síochána to investigate members of the force. An outside hire, Hastings previously headed up the highly regarded AC-12 unit of London’s Metropolitan Police Force which has rooted out corruption at the highest… … Continue reading “New Gardaí Anti-Corruption Unit To Be Run By Superintendent Hastings”

WATCH: Interview with Democratic Congresswoman and 2020 Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard

Ever since Tulsi Gabbard was first elected to Congress in 2012, she has been assertively independent, heterodox, unpredictable, and polarizing. Viewed at first as a loyal Democrat and guaranteed future star by party leaders – due to her status as an Iraq War veteran, a telegenic and dynamic young woman, and the first Hindu and Samoan American ever elected to Congress – … Continue reading “WATCH: Interview with Democratic Congresswoman and 2020 Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard”

Barcelona LGBTQ+ organisation cancels Eurovision party in solidarity with Palestinians

Barcelona LGBTQ+ organisation cancels Eurovision party in solidarity with PalestiniansPACBI StatementEl Casal Lambda cites their “long and extensive experience defending human rights” in cancelling event that was due to screen Eurovision, taking place this year in apartheid Tel Aviv Cultural BoycottBoycott Eurovision 2019May 9, 2019 By:  Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of … Continue reading “Barcelona LGBTQ+ organisation cancels Eurovision party in solidarity with Palestinians”

Dog park murder victim a happy grandmother, care center volunteer

One of the two victims killed in a stabbing at a dog park in Brunssummerheide on Tuesday was 63-year-old Diny who lived around the corner from the nature reserve. Local residents describe her as a very normal grandmother who did volunteer work. She was happily married, regularly went traveling in their camper, and “wouldn’t hurt a … Continue reading “Dog park murder victim a happy grandmother, care center volunteer”

Al-Qaeda: Still Deadly Threat in Yemen

by Jonathan Fenton-Harvey As peace talks to end Yemen’s four-year-long war stall, al-Qaeda carried out a deadly attack the Hadramawt province on May 3 that killed several civilians, showing the faction still poses a threat in Yemen. Despite being contained in Yemen’s eastern and central provinces of Hadramawt, Shabwa, and Abyan, the faction still poses … Continue reading “Al-Qaeda: Still Deadly Threat in Yemen”

Sudan Revolution Flounders as Disagreements Deepen

The deepening disagreements have caused the negotiations to stall, with both sides accusing the other of having ambitions to assume power. With the negotiations still on hold, the fate of the revolution remains unclear as fears grow that it may be aborted before it achieves its aims. The post Sudan Revolution Flounders as Disagreements Deepen … Continue reading “Sudan Revolution Flounders as Disagreements Deepen”

Indian-Origin Scientist Co-Finds Water on Peanut-Shaped Asteroid, Itokawa!

In May 2003, when the Japanese robotic spacecraft, Hayabusa was launched to collect sample material from a near-earth asteroid, little did the researchers know that the answer to the mystery of the source of our planet’s water would unfold 16 years later. Two cosmochemists, including one of Indian origin, from Arizona State University (ASU), have … Continue reading “Indian-Origin Scientist Co-Finds Water on Peanut-Shaped Asteroid, Itokawa!”

Government Now Implicitly Accepts Liability for 72 Deaths in Grenfell Tower, West London

After two years of denial, evasion and procrastination, this government has finally accepted ultimate responsibility for the atrocity of multiple deaths in Grenfell Tower, North Kensington, West London on 14th June 2017. The government-controlled fire-regulations to which all buildings in … The post Government Now Implicitly Accepts Liability for 72 Deaths in Grenfell Tower, West … Continue reading “Government Now Implicitly Accepts Liability for 72 Deaths in Grenfell Tower, West London”