Libya: Regime Change Disguised as a People’s Revolution.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Libyan soldiers upon her departure from Tripoli in Libya on October 18, 2011.

For the people of Libya, Gaddafi’s overthrow has actually meant moving towards oppression and slavery of the most monstrous levels.

When the uprising against the Libyan Jamahiriya broke out in 2011, it was widely considered, especially in the West, to be a popular and democratic revolt against an oppressive and despotic regime with extreme poverty. The orientalist images of millions of Arabs oppressed by their own government seeking to liberate themselves with the help of the democratic Western nations were propped up, and grotesque stories such as the claims of the Gaddafi government distributing Viagra pills to soldiers of the Libyan Army were propagated on an enormous level. It was soon found that there was hardly any real basis for such claims. Nevertheless, such stories persisted and new horror stories were fabricated, with the aim of demonizing Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his rule which lasted from 1969 to 2011.

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Iconic Cuban Rumba Group ‘Los Muñequitos’ Celebrates 65 Years.

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Los Muñequitos de Matanzas will be performing across Cuba.

The Latin Grammy Award-winning Cuban musical group, “Los Muñequitos de Matanzas”, is celebrating its 65th-anniversary with 65 performances in several cities in the Caribbean country until October, the Rafael Somavilla Provincial Center of Music told Prensa Latina Monday.

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The group was initially called “Guaguanco Matancero” and their lead singers Esteban Lantri and Hortensio Alfonso were protagonists of one of the most famous Cuban rumba duets, recalled the spokesman of CPMRS, Luis Ortega.

Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, one of the most recognized rumba groups in Cuba — with all the flavor and irresistible cadence of the musical expression of the island — began the performances in April, Prensa Latina reported.

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US: Members of Nazi-Reminiscent ‘Alt-Reich’ Group Murder Black Student.

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Richard Collins II

The campus had seen a number of racist incidents occur in the last few months.

It started with a noose found in the school’s fraternity house. Next was the poster plastered all over campus that claimed: “America is a white nation.”

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Then, on Saturday May 20, 23-year-old Richard W. Collins II was stabbed and murdered. His crime? Being Black.

Collins’ murderer, 22-year-old white supremacist Sean Urbanski, was a member of a local Facebook group at the University of Maryland called “Alt-Reich: Nation.” The page contains crass, crude posts that are sexist and racist.

On that Saturday, while Collins, a student at Bowie State University visiting the UMD campus, was waiting for an Uber, he was approached and stabbed by Urbanski “totally unprovoked” with a pocketknife. Urbanski fled the scene but was detained

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India Awards Army Officer Who Used Human Shield in Kashmir.

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  • Anti-India graffiti in Kashmir
    Officials defended the inhumane act of using a human shield as a measure to save its personnel from protesters’ stone-pelting.

    Just last month, video footage of a young man tied to the front of an army vehicle being paraded in villages located in central Kashmir’s Budgam district went viral. On Monday, Major Leetul Gogoi, who tied the young man to the front of the vehicle was awarded the army chief’s commendation card.

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Majority Killed in Venezuela Opposition Protests Not Protesters.

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Ernesto Villegas reviews deaths during violent right-wing protests at a press conference in Caracas on May 22, 2017.

Countering the narrative spread by the opposition and the international media, Villegas insisted that the state was not responsible for most of the deaths.

The majority of the people killed in violent opposition protests in Venezuela that have sought to oust President Nicolas Maduro over the past two months were not demonstrating, found a Public Ministry’s report presented by the Bolivarian government Monday.

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The report — monitoring the 51 days of opposition protests, was presented by Communication Minister Ernesto Villegas, Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez and the head of the Human Rights National Council, Larry Devoe at a press conference, citing a death toll nearing 60 victims.

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Venezuela Arrests Financier of Violent Opposition Protests.

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The situation is reminiscent of the 2002 failed coup against late President Hugo Chavez when opposition sectors tried to blame several murders on the government.

Violent opposition protests in the country have taken the life of almost 60 people since they started moe than 51 days ago.

The spokesperson of far-right party Voluntad Popular was arrested Monday on allegations of organizing and funding violent groups in the capital, reported Venezuela’s Vice President Tareck El Aissami.

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Jorge Machado Jimenez was accused of leading the hot spots, in charge of recruiting people and organizing actions, said El Aissami. Jimenez is also suspected of being responsible for money laundering in order to fund the actions in Caracas.

Earlier Monday morning, the police arrested 16 people in Los Altos Mirandinos at a site that authorities identified as an “armed cell” that was “besiegin the communities living in the area.”

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Possible Leak Being Investigated at US Nuclear Site.

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The Hanford site

The investigation began after radioactive material was found on a worker’s clothing.

The site that helped build the first U.S. nuclear arsenal 70 years ago has suffered a possible leak.

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An investigation has begun at a U.S. nuclear facility after radioactive material was found on a worker’s clothing. A contractor with Washington River Protection Solutions also noticed a spike in radiation levels on a device called a “crawler” that had been taken out of a nuclear waste tank.

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Canada Leftists Slam Ottawa’s Complicity in Attacking Venezuela.

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A pro-government supporter holds up a sign of Venezuela

Canada is one of the main countries spearheading the antagonist campaign against the Chavista government in Venezuela.

Amid the ongoing right-wing induced crisis in Venezuela, a coalition of labor groups and activists in Canada have urged the federal government to rethink its policy towards the socialist South American country.

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Raul Burbano, the program director of Common Frontiers, expressed opposition to neoliberal attacks against Venezuela. His organization is a left-wing umbrella group born out of the opposition to the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement.

Slamming Ottawa’s policy on Venezuela, Burbano said Canada needs to be fair and play an even-handed role in resolving the political impasse in Venezuela.

“In Venezuela, we have an opposition that doesn’t play the traditional role that we would think of in Canada or other countries, of an opposition that is actually trying to challenge the government in a political, democratic way to better the situation but rather is trying to destabilize the government and the economic situation,” Burbano said, according to Radio Canada International, RCI.

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America Venezuela Promotes Peace As Violent Protests Reach 50th Day.

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Demonstrators grab a riot police officer at a rally against Venezuela

To quell the wave of protests and violence, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has called for a national constituent assembly.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez on Saturday reiterated calls for supporting peace in the South American country and criticized ongoing violent right-wing protests, which have since reached the 50-day mark.

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Rodriguez, speaking at a community event promoting Venezuela’s constituent assembly, said President Nicolas Maduro’s proposal would establish dialogue to resolve differences and create a state of peace and stability.

“We want no one to stay in their house because we have an essential task before us, which is the defense of Venezuela,” she said.

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