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You Have Depression

Are you depressed? Have you lost interest in things you used to enjoy? Are you eating or sleeping too much? Big Pharma hopes so! The push to convince people who are dealing with job, family, relationship and money problems that they actually have “depression” has resulted in almost one in four American women in their 40s and 50s taking antidepressants. Ka-ching.

Palestinian Authority Has No Legitimacy to Govern in Gaza

Electronic Intifada co-founder Ali Abunimah says Palestinians need to be able to rebuild independently of the neoliberal government in Ramallah

Palestinian Authority Has No Legitimacy to Govern in Gaza

UK jets launch first attacks against ISIS in Iraq

Tornado bombers from Britain’s Royal Air Force (RAF) have carried out their first attacks against the Islamic State in Iraq, according to the Ministry of Defense (MoD).

ISIS trained like ‘monster’ to be unleashed against Syria, Iraq, Lebanon – Syrian FM to UN General Assembly

The Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem addressed the UN General Assembly on Monday, September 29, during a fifth day of debate as UN member states convened for the assembly’s 69th session.

ISIS trained like ‘monster’ to be unleashed against Syria, Iraq, Lebanon – Syrian FM (UNGA 2014)

Ukraine’s People’s Republics Rule Out Political Union With Kiev

Ukraine's southeastern regions could cooperate with Kiev in the spheres of security and economy, but a political union is out of the question, Andrei Purgin, Deputy Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) said in an interview with Russian Channel One on Tuesday.

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By mistake? US-led jets bomb grain silos in Syria, civilians killed

US-led coalition airstrikes destroyed grain silos and other targets in parts of northern and eastern Syria dominated by Islamic State, killing civilians while only wounding ISIS fighters, according to an organization monitoring war in Syria.

Obama: We can’t stabilize Syria under Assad

As a US-led coalition continues to strike ISIL strongholds inside Syria, President Barack Obama says “we are not going to stabilize” the country under President Bashar al-Assad.

Nuclear Iran poses greater threat than ISIS says Israeli PM

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Monday that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose a far greater threat to the world than Islamic State militants.

Legal Basis for U.S. War in Iraq and Syria Is Thin

The administration had a marginally better legal excuse for striking targets of the Islamic State (IS) group, its main adversary, in Iraq than it did in Syria.

Why the Silence on MH17?

Common sense dictates who is responsible for shooting MH17 out of the sky over a conflict zone in Ukraine.

Pro-Beijing Media Accuses Hong Kong Student Leader of U.S. Government Ties

The face of Hong Kong’s student democracy movement came under furious attack by a pro-Beijing newspaper today, upping the ante in the fight over the former British colony’s political future.

Ukrainian troops take pregnant woman away from her seven children

Ukrainian troops abduct a pregnant mother of seven children who is an internal refugee in the country, leaving her children to fend for themselves.

Ukraine Crisis | Pregnant refugee was taken away from her 7 kids! | English Subtitles

Here's Why Moldova Could be the Next Ukraine

Lost among the talk of Ukraine’s Civil War and the ISIL threat is the coming Russia vs. West clash in Moldova.

US-led Airstrikes Target Syrian Gas Plant

The US-led coalition's airstrikes have targeted the major gas plant in Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Ukrainian mother talks about her murdered son

A mother from a village in Donbas Oblast talks about her son who was tortured and murdered by Ukrainian troops.

Ukraine Crisis | Mother about tourchered and killed son.

Russia Bans Entry to Pro-Ukraine European Politician Rebecca Harms

A prominent EU legislator known for her pro-Ukraine stance claims she was barred from entering Russia on Thursday in what could constitute the first such incident in the history of the European Parliament.

'Bought Journalism': German bestseller reveals CIA pay Western media for spin & bias

The media is a key tool in the battle for hearts and minds. But a new bestseller by a German author reveals some details on journalism that would be considered too outlandish, even in a spy novel.

'Bought Journalism': German bestseller reveals CIA pay Western media for spin & bias

Renowned Scottish Painter to Return Queen’s Honor Over Britain’s Airstrikes Against IS

One of Scotland's most well-known painters, Peter Howson, who was the British Government's "official war artist" during the 1993 Bosnian Civil War, is to hand back an honor he received from the Queen in protest at Britain's airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Iraq and England's opposition to Scottish independence.

'UN human rights council is oxymoron' – Netanyahu's Kvetch to the UN General Assembly

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the United Nations General Assembly today that ISIS and Hamas are part of the same 'poisonous' tree. The PM went on to claim Israel has photographic evidence that Hamas has used human shields to defend themselves from Israeli bombs.

'UN human rights council is oxymoron' – Netanyahu to UNGA 2014 (FULL SPEECH)

Cradle to Grave: Student Debt Now Bankrupting Seniors

As if aging in America isn’t hard enough these days, a new government report has uncovered that seniors are facing yet another barrier to a secure retirement: their student debt. Once thought to be a young person’s issue, new data released by the Government Accountability Office shows that older Americans are also finding themselves buried under the weight of their student loans. The data helps paint a much larger picture of the overall economic insecurity that too many of our country’s seniors face every day.

Washington’s Secret Agendas

One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas.

The Russian response to a double declaration of war

Listening to Poroshenko a few days ago and then to Obama at the UNGA can leave no doubt whatsoever about the fact that the AngloZionist Empire is at war with Russia. Yet many believe that the Russian response to this reality is inadequate. Likewise, there is a steady stream of accusations made against Putin about Russia's policy towards the crisis in the Ukraine. What I propose to do here is to offer a few basic reminders about Putin, his obligations and his options.

Will Russia and China Hold Their Fire Until War Is the Only Alternative? — Paul Craig Roberts

Obama’s September 24 speech at the UN is the most absurd thing I have heard in my entire life. It is absolutely amazing that the president of the United States would stand before the entire world and tell what everyone knows are blatant lies while simultaneously demonstrating Washington’s double standards and belief that Washington alone, because the US is exceptional and indispensable, has the right to violate all law.

Syria/Iraq/Afghanistan: As Bad As a Crime, a Blunder

Having nearly provoked war over Ukraine with nuclear-armed Russia, the Obama administration has now launched a full-scale crusade in Iraq and Syria against the evil Saracens of ISIS.

Russia raises suspicions about US ‘military interference’ in Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday accused the United States of resorting to "military interference" to defend its interests, in a veiled reference to the air campaign in Syria.

Fourth mass grave found in E. Ukraine, self-defense forces report

One more mass grave has been found in a village in eastern Ukraine, say self-defense forces. The site was located days after OSCE mission confirmed the discovery of three mass burial sites in areas recently abandoned by Kiev forces.

Italians offered €30 a day to host a migrant

Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino has given his backing to a plan to pay Italian families €30 a day to host migrants, as the country’s immigration centres struggle to cope with the influx of arrivals.

German police investigate abuse at refugee centres

Investigators are questioning hundreds of refugees after videos emerged of security guards abusing asylum seekers in western Germany. One video shows a refugee being forced to lie in his own vomit.

French far right makes it a triple election triumph

After the local elections and the Europeans, Sunday's Senate ballot made it three historic poll successes out of three for France's far-right National Front in 2014. Is the presidential palace the next stop?

How the European Central Bank, European Commission and IMF threatened to bankrupt Ireland

The threat was made at a high-level teleconference meeting, details of which have been revealed for the first time by the Central Bank governor, Dr Patrick Honohan.

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