Trapped in Raqqa

In Syria, the local journalistic group, Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reports dozens of civilians have been killed by US-led bombing and artillery fire over the last few days in the ongoing battle to seize control of the city of Raqqa from ISIS. The group says as many as 32 civilians were killed amid bombing [...]

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Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals

WHO is recommending that farmers and the food industry stop using antibiotics routinely to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals. In some countries, approximately 80% of total consumption of medically important antibiotics is in the animal sector, largely for growth promotion in healthy animals. Over-use and misuse of antibiotics in animals and humans [...]

CFTC Fines Cargill $10 Million

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has fined Cargill $10 million for providing mid-market marks that concealed from counterparties and its swap data repository (SDR) its full mark-up on certain swaps, in violation of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and CFTC Regulations. The CFTC found that Cargill provided counterparties and the SDR inaccurate marks which [...]

Billionaire Carl Icahn Resigns as Trump Adviser After Reaping Millions

billionaire investor Carl Icahn left his role as regulatory adviser to Donald Trump just before The New Yorker published an article entitled, "Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington" The article detailed Carl Icahn’s potential conflict of interest, including his heavy lobbying for a rule change about blending ethanol into gasoline, a rule which affects the [...]

64th anniversary of the west sponsored coup in Iran

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Mossadegh_Trial_28_Amordad_1332.jpg Mohammad Mosaddegh in court, 8 November 1953 After WWII, the West had one huge ‘problem’ on its hands: all three most populous Muslim countries on Earth – Egypt, Iran and Indonesia – were clearly moving in one similar direction, joining group of patriotic, peaceful and tolerant nations. They were deeply concerned about the welfare [...]

Exploring the Shadows of America’s Security State

In the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks, Washington pursued its elusive enemies across the landscapes of Asia and Africa, thanks in part to a massive expansion of its intelligence infrastructure, particularly of the emerging technologies for digital surveillance, agile drones, and biometric identification. In 2010, almost a decade into this secret war with its [...]