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Local residents stand in front of an apartment block damaged by recent shelling in the settlement of Makiivka, on the outskirts of Donetsk, August 19, 2014 (Reuters / Maxim Shemetov) ​Kosovo and Ukraine: Compare and contrast
There have been at least two countries in Europe in recent history that undertook ‘anti-terrorist’ military operations against ‘separatists’, but got two very different reactions from the Western elite. 33 by Neil Clark
Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 19, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri (AFP Photo / Scott Olson) ​Ferguson protests: ‘The militarized policing takes many forms’
The police is there to suppress the population, especially black men who continue to be racially profiled and locked up, Arun Gupta, editor of the Indypendent newspaper, told RT.Arun Gupta, editor of the Indypendent newspaper, told RT. 18
Police officers setup to push protesters to disperse during a protest by using tear gas on West Florissant Road in Ferguson, Missouri on August 17, 2014. (AFP Photo / Michael B. Thomas) How America's ‘War on Drugs’ turned Ferguson into a warzone
The violent protests that continue to plague Ferguson, Missouri, where an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by a white police officer, has brought military-grade hardware onto the streets in a frightening display of force. How did America get here? 28 by Robert Bridge
AFP Photo / HO ​‘ISIS might be strategically attempting a wider war against the US’
ISIS ought to be aware that the most likely outcome of the beheadings is increased bombing, and bombs are going to produce an additional violent blowback and counterproductive results on ISIS’ own terms, David Swanson, author of War Is A Lie, told RT. 6
Protesters march during a peaceful protest on West Florissant Ave. in Ferguson, Missouri on August 19, 2014 (AFP Photo / Michael B. Thomas) ​‘US doomed to relive Ferguson if government does not change tactics’
We have seen incidents like Ferguson almost every summer in the past umpteen years, and more paramilitary teams and tanks just deepen the divide, author and media analyst Daniel Schechter told RT. 7
A picture shows the inside of reactor at the Russian-built Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran, 1200 Kms south of Tehran (AFP Photo / Hamed Malekpour) ​Energy ballet: Iran, Russia and 'Pipelineistan'
A fascinating nuclear/energy ballet involving Iran, Russia, the US and the EU is bound to determine much of what happens next in the new great game in Eurasia. 9 by Pepe Escobar
Demonstrators protesting against the shooting of Michael Brown are surrounded by police in riot gear in Ferguson, Missouri August 19, 2014 (Reuters / Joshua Lott) ​‘Racism continues to poison America’
The social unrest that has engulfed the small town of Ferguson, Missouri in the United States – in the wake of the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer – is as predictable as it is horrific. 1 by John Wight
Peshmerga fighter guard a position on front line of fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants 20 kilometres east of Mosul, on August 18, 2014. (AFP Photo / Ahmad Al-Rubaye) ​Creative chaos redux: The Black Sea pivot and the evolving project for the Greater Middle East
The events of the past weeks and months show that the world is currently going through an intense and frightening time. War and armed strife bound about once more, threatening the global equilibrium, now moving towards the Black Sea. 2 by Can Erimtan
Demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer try to stand their ground despite being overcome by tear gas on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (AFP Photo / Getty Images / Scott Olson) African-Americans ‘are not going to the back of the bus’ on police brutality issue
There is a very frightening transition in the US where the police is militarized to suppress reasonable, rational dissent, Dr. Mark Mason, who was part of the Occupy movement, told RT. 35
Reuters / Michael Dalder ​NSA, BND and MIT: Whose Big Brother is watching whom?
When news broke last summer that a certain NSA contractor had "leaked" an inordinate amount of secret data to various media outlets, global public opinion suddenly realized that the world we live in today does resemble the Orwellian dystopia 1984. by Can Erimtan

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