Kidnapped Girls Become Tools of U.S. Imperial Policy in Africa

Kidnapped Girls Become Tools of U.S. Imperial Policy in Africa

Nigeria kidnapping: why Boko Haram is a top security priority for the US
Insurgent groups’ abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls has thrust the violence in Nigeria onto the world stage, but the group has been high on Washington’s African agenda for several years

Chibok: the village that lost its daughters to Boko Haram
In village in north-eastern Nigeria people feel abandoned by a government that has failed to rescue 200 kidnapped schoolgirls

How “Benghazi” Birthed the New Normal in Africa
Amid the horrific headlines about the fanatical Islamist sect Boko Haram that should make Nigerians cringe, here’s a line from a recent Guardian article that should make Americans do the same, as the U.S. military continues its “pivot” to Africa.

From Benghazi to Boko Haram

Rusty Bucklew awaits execution in Missouri: ‘Are they gonna screw it up?’
The first execution in the US since the botched lethal injection in Oklahoma will again use drugs from a secret source. Rusty Bucklew hopes his death comes quicker than Clayton Lockett’s

Bill to curb NSA spying looks like change, but isn’t really
The bipartisan bill that aims to put serious curbs on the National Security Agency’s mass collection of Americans’ communications is being hailed by Republicans and Democrats as a big breakthrough.

How the NSA & FBI made Facebook the perfect mass surveillance tool

New York Times under fire for spiking NSA leaks story in 2004
White House told paper’s editors it would be ‘dangerous’ to run the story

David Miranda allowed to appeal against ruling on Heathrow detention
Partner of former Guardian reporter to challenge high court ruling on legality of his detention under counter-terrorism powers

ICC to examine claims that British troops carried out war crimes in Iraq
Court to conduct preliminary examination of around 60 alleged cases of unlawful killing and claims of mistreatment

Guantánamo hunger strikers accuse US of manipulating force-feeding data

White House Gitmo Report Downplays Chances Court Could Release Anyone
Insists Relocating Detainees to US Wouldn’t Lead to Releasing Them

Iraq Army Kill Scores, Bombers Wound Dozens; 210 Killed, 120 Wounded

In Ukraine, the US is dragging us towards war with Russia
Washington’s role in Ukraine, and its backing for the regime’s neo-Nazis, has huge implications for the rest of the world

Russia says received no formal annexation request by Ukrainian region

Ukraine Billionaire’s Workers Rout Protesters, Seize Mariupol
Oligarch Warns Independence Would Threaten Steel Industry

NATO Warns Russia Force on Ukraine Border Ready to Act

How NATO Jabs Russia on Ukraine
The U.S. mainstream media portrays the Ukraine crisis as a case of Russian “imperialism,” but the reality is that Moscow has been reacting to aggressive moves by Washington to expand NATO to Russia’s border in violation of a post-Cold War pledge, writes ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern.

Russia Tells Ukraine: Cash in Advance for Gas

The Myth of America’s Global Peacekeeping Past

Israelis slowly wake up to the Nakba
“Israeli society now acknowledges the Nakba. But there is much more to be done,” Jeries said. “Israeli Jews don’t yet want to take responsibility for it: to fix historical injustices and take back the refugees. It is going to be a long process.” — By Jonathan Cook

Historical whitewash: Great Britain must be held accountable for its role in the Nakba
Nothing more exemplifies the historical whitewash of British rule in Palestine between 1917 and 1948 than the response (or lack of) to David Cameron’s speech in the Israeli Kneeset in March 2014. Therein he briefly propounded the much overlooked fact that Britain was the main western supporter of the Zionist colonial experiment in Palestine from the very beginning.

U.S. plans nearly $1 billion arms deal with Iraq
The United States plans to sell nearly $1 billion worth of warplanes, armored vehicles and surveillance aerostats to Iraq.

34 Year Old U.S. Woman Arrested for Posing as 15 Year Old High School Student

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