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Burnt tires & scuffles with police as pro-independence protests grip Catalonia (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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Pro-independence activists in Catalonia are venting their anger at Madrid’s trial of the region’s provincial leaders. Baton-wielding police scuffled with some of the demonstrators as people also blocked roads and set tires ablaze. The group behind the protest is called the Committees for the Defence of the Republic (CDRs) and has been involved in demonstrations Read More

First Venezuela, now Nicaragua? Bolton says Ortega’s days ‘numbered’ & people ‘will soon be free’

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US President Donald Trump’s top foreign policy advisor John Bolton appears dead set on resuming his decades-long stand-off with Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega, hinting that Washington-backed regime change may be in the offing. “The Ortega regime has sentenced three farm leaders to 550 years in prison for their roles in protests in 2018, where Ortega’s Read More

German state says Hambach forest will not be touched until 2020

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – German utility RWE has given assurances it will not touch a forest it had hoped to clear for lignite mining until late 2020, the premier of North Rhine-Westphalia state said on Wednesday, amid a debate about Germany’s planned exit from coal. FILE PHOTO: People build a barricade in the forest as they Read More

Coups are peace, censorship is trust, intolerance is love: 3 Orwellian slogans Western leaders adore

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Exactly 70 years after George Orwell’s 1984 came out, most fancy themselves smart to totalitarian doublespeak. But perverse lies need no torchlight or mass rallies, just a tailored suit, complacent media and a docile populace. We know this, yet hear them so often that they become background noise, and even if they come from the Read More

Swastikas painted on Jewish graves in French cemetery

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Swastikas and antisemitic slogans have been smeared on about 90 graves in a Jewish cemetery in France, local officials said. The graffiti appeared in the cemetery in Quatzenheim, near Strasbourg, overnight on Tuesday – hours before planned nationwide marches against a rise in antisemitic attacks. French president Emmanuel Macron visited the graveyard on Tuesday, walking Read More

'Massive slap in the face': Activists slam British Museum's ties to BP

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Oil giant BP backed the war in Iraq and its exploits in the nation today are akin to “neocolonialism,” a campaigner told RT after hundreds of protesters came out to denounce a BP-sponsored exhibit at a UK museum. British Petroleum (BP) was “one of the biggest supporters of the Iraq War” as the company saw Read More

Mercenary team? 5 US citizens among heavily armed group arrested amid Haiti protests (PHOTOS)

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A group of seven foreigners and one local were apprehended by Haitian authorities amid violent unrest in the nation. The suspects, who allegedly have military backgrounds, were equipped with an arsenal of guns and even drones. The group was apprehended on Sunday in the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince, shortly after leaving the Bank of Read More

‘We became guardians of law’: French govt ‘exploits’ police, union head says after protest violence

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The French authorities are outright exploiting the police by forcing them to work overtime amid unending Yellow Vest protests, while making them scapegoats to cover up their superiors’ mistakes, a police union chief told RT. Police are literally “exhausted” as France continues to witness what has been described as the worst civil unrest in decades Read More

French policewoman left sobbing after Yellow Vests smash patrol van’s windows (PHOTO, VIDEO)

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A terrified French policewoman was left in tears after an astonishing and violent attack on a police van by a swarm of Yellow Vest protesters in Lyon. Distressing footage of the attack on Saturday shows two road safety officers stuck in gridlocked traffic as they are increasingly surrounded by Yellow Vest protesters, who suddenly turn Read More

‘Long live Putin!’ Haiti opposition protesters burn US flag, demand Russian intervention

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As the poorest Caribbean state descends into chaos caused by the corruption of its elites, protesters on the streets are calling for help from a man who has never set foot in the country – Vladimir Putin. “Down with Americans, long live Putin!” chanted around 200 demonstrators in the capital Port-au-Prince on Friday, some holding Read More