America’s uniformed gangsters: Why debates about police funding are a hot-button electoral issue in US

America’s uniformed gangsters: Why debates about police funding are a hot-button electoral issue in US

The Memphis Police Department unit that beat 29-year-old Tyre Nichols during a January 7 traffic stop was part of a division that operated with an annual budget of more than $28 million a year from the time of its creation in 2021 until it was disbanded over the weekend. The...

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Senior Somali and AU leaders claim national army has ousted al Shabaab rebels from strongholds

Senior Somali and AU leaders claim national army has ousted al Shabaab rebels from strongholds

A senior Somali minister and the head of ATMIS (African Union Transition Mission in Somalia) are insistent both will continue collaborating in joint military operations in the ongoing battle against al-Shabaab in the East African country. The top ATMIS man Mohamed El-Amine Souef and Daud Aweis, Somali Minister of Information,...

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Somalia’s neighbours and troop contributing countries meet to review security in war-torn state

Somalia’s neighbours and troop contributing countries meet to review security in war-torn state

Neighbours of the war-ravaged Somalia met in the Horn of Africa nation’s capital Mogadishu on Wednesday to discuss the security situation in the country and the wider region. The Somalia-frontline states summit was convened in the wake of ongoing targeted and sustained campaign by the Somali Security Forces (SSF) aimed...

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Last year Congress allocated $45 billion more to military although America’s not won a war of faintest significance since 1945

Last year Congress allocated $45 billion more to military although America’s not won a war of faintest significance since 1945

Look, what matters to the American military-industrial complex isn’t either the truth or saving your taxpayer dollars but keeping those weapons programmes going and the money flowing. What matters, above all, is keeping America’s economy on a permanent wartime footing both by buying endless new (and old) weapons systems for...

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US’ permanent war economy chokes democracy via its warriors, militarism that kill civil liberties

US’ permanent war economy chokes democracy via its warriors, militarism that kill civil liberties

My name is Bill Astore and I’m a card-carrying member of the military-industrial complex (MIC). Sure, I hung up my military uniform for the last time in 2005. Since 2007, I’ve been writing articles for TomDispatch focused largely on critiquing that same MIC and America’s permanent war economy. I’ve written...

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Military coup looms in Russia, there are also fears unpopular Putin plans to defer presidential elections and impose martial law

Military coup looms in Russia, there are also fears unpopular Putin plans to defer presidential elections and impose martial law

A military coup is becoming a possibility in Russia as the war in Ukraine continues, President Vladimir Putin’s former speechwriter has revealed. Speaking to CNN’s Erin Burnett, speechwriter turned political analyst Abbas Gallyamov said that as Russian losses mount in Ukraine and the country experiences hardship brought about by Western...

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US military operation to capture ISIS terrorist leader in Somalia Bilal al Sudani ends with his killing

US military operation to capture ISIS terrorist leader in Somalia Bilal al Sudani ends with his killing

In a major counterterrorism operation carried out on orders from President Joseph Biden, the US military conducted a precision strike on a mountainous cave complex in northern Somalia. The operation resulted in the death of key ISIS operative Bilal al-Sudani and several other ISIS affiliates. According to a senior administration...

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Covid jab was biggest hoax in vaccine history by elite scientists, Newsweek magazine and doctors in US now admit

Covid jab was biggest hoax in vaccine history by elite scientists, Newsweek magazine and doctors in US now admit

An opinion-cum-editorial in Newsweek today blasted the elitism of the scientific community and called on it to take responsibility for the deadly consequences of misleading the public about Covid-19. “I was wrong,” wrote Kevin Bass, a 7th-year medical doctor and PhD student at a Texas medical school. “We in the...

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Kicked out of Australian Open in 2022 for declining Covid jab tennis star returns to win his 22nd Grand Slam title

Kicked out of Australian Open in 2022 for declining Covid jab tennis star returns to win his 22nd Grand Slam title

One year after he was deported for refusing the Covid-19 vaccine – precluding him from playing in the 2022 Australian Open – tennis star Novak Djokovic on Sunday made history when he returned to Australia to win his 10th Australian Open and 22nd Grand Slam title. With Bill Gates in...

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Midfielder Moises Caicedo’s stay at Brighton in doubt after owner appears to cave in to Arsenal pursuit

Midfielder Moises Caicedo’s stay at Brighton in doubt after owner appears to cave in to Arsenal pursuit

Roberto de Zerbi says Brighton are ready to move forward without Moises Caicedo, giving Arsenal fresh hope of landing the whizkid ahead of Tuesday’s deadline. The Gunners had a £60 million opening offer knocked back on Friday for the 21-year-old with Albion owner Tony Bloom not wanting to sell. Caicedo...

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