New Political Earthquake in Brazil

New Political Earthquake in Brazil: Is It Now Time for Media Outlets to Call This a “Coup”?
Brazil today awoke to stunning news of secret, genuinely shocking conversations involving a key minister in Brazil’s newly installed government, which shine a bright light on the actual motives and participants driving the impeachment of the country’s democratically elected president, Dilma Rousseff. The transcripts were published by the country’s largest newspaper, Folha de São Paulo, and reveal secret conversations that took place in March, just weeks before the impeachment vote in the lower house was held.

Brazil: Coup-Imposed Government Attacks Protesters in Sao Paulo

Pushing Russia Toward War
NATO’s military pressure on Russia and the West’s economic sanctions have empowered Moscow’s hardliners, setting the stage for an escalation of the new Cold War into possibly a hot one, ex-British intelligence officer Alastair Crooke warns.

BRACE YOURSELF: Ex-Deputy NATO Commander Predicts Russia Will Start WW3 in May 2017

Beware what you wish for: Russia is ready for war
So foreign ministers from the 28 NATO member-nations met in Brussels for a two-day summit, while mighty military power Montenegro was inducted as a new member.

‘New Financial Order’: Russia, China Placing Heavy Bets on ‘Petro-Yuan’
After the West imposed economic sanctions against Moscow, Russia and Beijing established a powerful energy alliance which changed the global oil market. In addition to increasing trade operations with oil and gas, the two countries are set to challenge dominance of the US dollar in setting prices for crude.

US fully lifts Vietnam lethal arms embargo
The US has decided to “completely lift” its embargo on trade in lethal arms with the Southeast Asian country, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang has said, Reuters reports.

Vietnam’s VietJet to buy 100 Boeing planes for US$11.3b
Delivery of the Boeing planes is expected to run from 2019 until 2023, when VietJet will have a fleet of more than 200 planes of both Boeing and Airbus to accommodate its expansion plan.

Kerry Threatens War-Without-End on Syria
Alleged peace-maker John Kerry threatened to wage war-without-end on Syria – if the Middle East country does accept the US demand for regime change.

Lebanese Source: US, French Intelligence Officers Captured by Hezbollah in Aleppo

Ontario seeks to crush criticism of Israel through a BDS campaign of its own

How Close Are Saudi Arabia And Israel

The High Price of Security Theater
There was the $30 billion raise for the FBI that didn’t see 9/11 coming and $70 billion for the bureaucrats who have consistently failed to keep our airports safe. Add in more than $200 billion for a new Cabinet-level department to coordinate all of this activity and half a trillion for mass surveillance, plus the incredible costs of a decade and a half of military action abroad, and the total comes to a whopping $4 trillion. Where did all that money go?

The US War Machine’s Annual Budget Could Buy Every Homeless American a $1 Million Home

Pakistan summons US envoy, expresses concern over drone strike

Leaders of 4 countries discuss settling Ukraine conflict

Egyptair flight MS804

Egyptair flight MS804: ‘Terrorism more likely than technical failure’, says Egypt

Is China a House of Cards?
Xi has forcefully dismissed the notion that a House of Cards power struggle has been raging at the rarified heights of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Yet at the same time he’s adamant; “conspirators”, “careerists”, “cabals” and “cliques” are attempting to undermine the CCP from within.

China says it’s ready if US ‘stirs up any conflict’ in South China Sea

Hillary Clinton’s Race Problem
Clinton policies have indeed been unconscionably destructive for Black Americans, and other people of color.

Obama considering weapons sales to former enemy, Vietnam
Vietnam has long sought an end to the moratorium. But the request took on a more urgent tone in recent years after its neighbor, China, repeatedly threatened or attacked ships in the disputed waters of the South China Sea and started picking territorial fights with Vietnam, the Philippines and Japan.

The CIA and the 1962 Arrest of Nelson Mandela

Roots of the Conflict: Palestine’s Nakba in the Larger Arab ‘Catastrophe’

US Increasingly Open About Special Forces in Libya
Troops Seen Backing All Three Putative Governments

Pentagon Warns Iraq Not to Redeploy Troops to Protect Baghdad
Reiterates Warnings After Another Round of Major ISIS Bombings

No, Yemen’s Houthis actually aren’t Iranian puppets
For years, mounting instability had many predicting the collapse of Yemen. These forecasts became reality in 2014 when years of accumulated tension pushed the country into civil war. On one side is an alliance of the Houthis, a northern movement that has been fighting the government since 2004, and troops and militias loyal to a former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh. On the other side are supporters of the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who was overthrown by the Houthis in early 2015.

NATO finalises military build-up to counter Russia
NATO foreign ministers were on Thursday finalising the alliance’s biggest military build-up since the end of the Cold War to counter what they see as a more aggressive and unpredictable Russia.

The U.S. Army’s War Over Russia
Top brass profess to be really worried about Putin. But a growing group of dissenters say they’re overreacting to get a bigger share of the defense budget.

America’s & NATO’s Outrageous Behavior, Greatest Threat that Exists
On May 18th, two top people at NATO, one being its current Secretary General – the very top person – laid out in preliminary form the case for war against Russia, which presumably will be presented in more detail at the NATO Summit to be held in Poland on 8-9 July this year.

North Korea: Love Thy Leader

Washington Lambasting Russia for Doping

Trump Meets ‘Genocidal’ Kissinger to Develop Foreign Policy

WikiLeaks: Assange Will Stay ‘Political Prisoner’ Under Clinton:
Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, will remain a “political prisoner” under a U.S. Hillary Clinton presidency, The Guardian reported hacker and WikiLeaks representative Jacob Appelbaum saying Thursday.

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff Suspended

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff Suspended After Senate Votes For Impeachment Trial
Corruption charges, a deepening economic crisis and insurgency by opponents led to the downfall of Rousseff.

Brazil’s Democracy to Suffer Grievous Blow as Unelectable, Corrupt Neoliberal is Installed

Saudi officials were ‘supporting’ 9/11 hijackers, commission member says
First serious public split revealed among commissioners over the release of the secret ‘28 pages’ that detail Saudi ties to 2001 terrorist attacks

In Colorado ‘Sacrifice Zone,’ Break Free Protest Escalates Fight Against Fossil Fuels
“It’s time for the people to step up and escalate and really create more of a global wave of resistance to keep fossil fuels in the ground.”

Saudi Military Threatens to Occupy Yemen Capital if Peace Talks Fail
General Insists Saudis Won’t Tolerate Militia ‘Threatening Our Border’

FBI’s Comey: I feel ‘pressure’ to quickly finish Clinton email probe
Handling investigation ‘well’ is top priority, FBI director says, rejecting any ‘external deadline’

Ten Ways Israel Is Just Like Saudi Arabia

Abu Ghraib prisoners deserve, finally, their day in court

Putin says Crimea now free of reliance on Kiev for its power

London Summit: US Must End Tax ‘Hypocrisy’ or Corruption Will Prevail
‘So long as countries with real commitments on the world stage continue…ignoring the larger jurisdictions, the results will be continued failure’