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Schopenhauer and the Perception of the Real or Surreal Postmodernity (Part I) (by Tom Sunic)

There is a danger in interpreting the text of some long gone author, let alone of some heavyweight philosopher, such as Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860). The interpreter tends to look at parts of the author's prose that may best suit his own conclusions, while avoiding parts that other critics may find more relevant, and which the interpreter may consider either incomprehensible or...
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9/11: The Media Ignores Evidence of WTC Explosives (by Rob Lonaker )

Persuasive evidence exists (see Christopher Ketcham's " High-Fivers and Art Student Spies ") that Israeli intelligence was aware of the 9/11 plot well in advance. Not only were Israeli agents found to be tracking alleged Muslim plotters, there was "intense political pressure apparently ... brought to bear" to release the five Israeli spies caught filming the event , without any...


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Torture Under Obama - Iraq War Logs (by Christopher Bollyn)

"You know we don't do body counts." - Gen. Tommy Franks, March 18, 2002

"There are more children caught in conflict, in war around the world, than at any time ... Indeed, victims of war today are largely civilian -- largely women and children." - Carol Bellamy, Director of UNICEF 1995-2005


The undeniable and ugly truth of the illegal war in Iraq is coming out.  This  Iraqi girl has...


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Calling Shaul Eisenberg (by Christopher Bollyn)

"By Way of Deception, Thou Shalt Make War" is the official motto of the Mossad. "Tahvulot" in Hebrew is better translated as "with tricks" than as "way of deception", and is deeply related to the modern word for "terrorism."  - Ro'i Tov, The Cross of Bethlehem

After nine years, when we consider the huge deception of 9/11 we can conclude that the criminal network behind the false flag...


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'West using Iranophibia to sell arms' (by PressTV)

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman says the West is spreading of Iranaphobia to revive the arms market and distract regional states from other threats.

Ramin Mehmanparast made the statements in response to a Press TV correspondent's question regarding some Arab states' initiative to boost their military equipment and plans to purchase advanced weapons from the West.

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Hezbollah slams US crimes in Iraq (by PressTV)

Following the release of new documents by Wikileaks, Lebanon's Hezbollah resistance movement has denounced "all terrorist crimes committed by the American occupation forces in Iraq."

In a Tuesday statement, Hezbollah said the Wikileaks files are a clear condemnation of the magnitude of the crimes committed by the occupation.

The whistleblower website Wikileaks released about 400,000...


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US marines abused Iraqis: Wikileaks (by PressTV)

US military documents recently released by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks include complaints by Iraqi detainees alleging they were abused by US marines.

US Marines stopped an Iraqi civilian at a check point as he was driving home. After searching his car, the US forces detained the man, cuffed and blind-folded him and took him to an unknown destination.

The victim's plight started...


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Iran, Denmark mull expansion of ties (by PressTV)

Iranian and Danish officials say they are ready to expand longtime trade and economy ties, despite a host of US-sponsored sanctions against Tehran.

Iranian Foreign Ministry's Director General for Northeastern Europe Behnam Behrouz and Deputy Danish Foreign Minister Anne Steffensen discussed areas of possible cooperation during a meeting in Copenhagen on Monday.

"Denmark is one of Iran's...


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Iran loads fuel into Bushehr N plant (by PressTV)

Iran has started injecting fuel into the core of the Bushehr nuclear power plant in the southern port city of Bushehr which is the country's first nuclear reactor.

The fuel was transferred to the Bushehr nuclear plant on Tuesday morning, a Press TV correspondent reported.

The power plant will become operational once all 163 fuel rods are injected to its core. According to Iranian officials,...


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US court backs secrecy on Bagram jail (by PressTV)

A US court has ruled that American military can keep secret key information about hundreds of its detainees taken and held at its prison facility in Afghanistan.

The ruling came in response to a suit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the US Defense Department and the Central Intelligence Agency. The lawsuit sought the disclosure of information about detainees held...


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25 Afghans killed in US-led airstrike (by PressTV)

US-led forces have targeted a mosque in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, killing at least 25 civilians during the airstrike, Afghan officials say.

Local officials said that the attack was carried out by US-led forces on Monday in Maigan village of Baghran district and added that the casualty figures could increase.

NATO officials have confirmed the airstrike, but denied any...


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HRW: Suspects abused in Morocco (by PressTV)

The Moroccan government denies Human Rights Watch (HRW) allegations that suspects detained under counterterrorism allegations are ill-treated in the country.

The New York-based HRW in its report released on Monday said that suspects detained are routinely subjected to human rights violations.

The 56-page-long report quotes suspects picked up under the North African nation's anti-terror laws...


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'Iran, DRC aim to boost ties' (by PressTV)

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has called for the enhancement of cooperation between the Islamic Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

"In the areas of commerce, investment and conducting different projects, Iran could have better collaboration with Congo," IRNA reported Mottaki as saying in the Iranian capital of Tehran on Monday.

He made the remarks in a meeting with...


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Sweden nabs suspected PKK member (by PressTV)

Sweden has apprehended a man suspected of ties to a Belgium-based ring, headhunting for the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

The suspect was seized on Friday in Stockholm after Brussels tasked security authorities throughout Europe with his arrest, AFP reported.

"Suspected of being a member of a terrorist organization," according to Leen Nuyts, a spokeswoman for the Belgian federal...


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Pakistani militants seek new home? (by PressTV)

Fearing attacks by the Pakistani army on their last bastion of North Waziristan, pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan are planning to move into Afghanistan and launch an "unending war" from there.

A pamphlet purportedly distributed on Sunday by the "Mujahideen Shura of North Waziristan" in the market in Miranshah, the main town of North Waziristan Agency, said the pro-Taliban militants seek...


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'9/11 Western ploy to dominate Mideast' (by PressTV)

Iran's top presidential advisor Mojtaba Samareh-Hashemi says the West has used the 9/11 event as a ploy to dominate the energy-laden Middle East, a report says.

"Although September 11 is a reality that took place, the subsequent events were hundreds of times of greater importance than the single episode," IRNA reported the senior adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying on...


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Rescued Chilean miners honored (by PressTV)

Thirty-three Chilean miners rescued after more than two months trapped underground were given a heroes' welcome at the presidential palace in Santiago on Monday.

The 33 saved Chilean miners have been honored as heroes at the presidential palace in Santiago but lose out at a soccer friendly against a team of rescuers captained by President Sebastian Pinera.

Thousands of...


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Israel bit the hand that fed it: PLO (by PressTV)

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) says Israel has betrayed the United Nations principles, which had enable its occupation-propelled existence.

Saeb Erekat, chief negotiator for the umbrella group, which includes many Palestinian factions said on Monday that, through its numerous violations of UN resolutions, "Israel has undermined the efficacy of and derogated the UN System, the...


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Shoes thrown at former Australian PM (by PressTV)

An anti-Iraq war activist in Sydney hurls a pair of shoes at Australia's former Prime Minister John Howard during a live television broadcast.

"That is for the Iraqi dead," Peter Gray shouted as the shoes missed their target. "I did it for tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of dead and those that are still living," he told ABC Radio and added that he wanted to attract as much attention...


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'Iran, Bolivia share anti-imperial view' (by PressTV)

Bolivian President Evo Morales says the Islamic Republic and Bolivia pursue a common objective in fighting against imperialism and injustice in the world.

"Iran and Bolivia have identical revolutionary conscience which allows for the expansion of relations and accounts for the closeness of the two states," IRNA reported the Bolivian leader as saying in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz...


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Government releases documents detailing Gaza import guidelines (by Amira Hass)

Since Hamas took control of Gaza, officials have employed mathematical formulas to monitor goods from aid groups entering the Strip to ensure amount was in line with what Israel permitted.

In the three years since Hamas took control of Gaza, Israeli officials have employed mathematical formulas to monitor foodstuffs and other basic goods entering the Strip to ensure that the amount of...


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PKK suspected after massive drug bust (by PressTV)

Turkish police discover tons of hashish in the Kurdish-majority southeast, prompting probes into alleged drug trafficking by the Kurdistan Workers' Party's (PKK).

Monday raids by law enforcement agents led to the seizure of 6.15 tons of the drug in seven villages and seven related arrests, AFP reported.

Investigations were subsequently launched into whether the supply could be linked to PKK...


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Japan, India ink 'historic deal' (by PressTV)

After four years of negotiation, Japan and India have signed a broad agreement on increasing trade, investment in each other's country and civilian nuclear energy.

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met his Japanese counterpart Naoto Kan at the latter's official residence in Tokyo on Monday and exchanged the signed documents.

Both prime ministers also agreed to promote cooperation in...


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Somali pirates free German cargo ship (by PressTV)

Somali pirates have released the hijacked German merchant vessel Beluga Fortune along with its 16-strong crew without getting a ransom payment.

"The cool-headed behavior...of the Beluga crew on board and the quick action of navy units...left the pirates no other option than to give up their dream of a million (dollar) ransom and to flee," Reuters cited Beluga Shipping as saying in a...


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Hamas leader disputes newspaper interview (by Maan News)

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Hamas leader Ahmed Yousef on Monday denied a news report in Jordan claiming he had disavowed suicide operations because they harm the image of Palestinians in the eyes of the world.

"I don't want to reply to what was said by Al-Dustur newspaper because I don't care about nor do I trust in this outlet," Yousef told Ma'an adding that his interview with the...


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PA official accused of violating settlement boycott campaign (by Maan News)

HEBRON (Ma'an) – A Palestinian official is accused of violating his own government's ban on trading in settlement goods.

The office of Hasan Abu Libda, the Palestinian Authority minister of national economy, recently torpedoed an indictment against a paper mill owner who was caught smuggling notebooks manufactured in a West Bank settlement.

A consumer protection society in Hebron says...


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Midterms: money changes everything (by Cliff Schecter)

Political donations from nefarious groups are strangling US democracy, and a former Bush adviser is cashing in.

Groups linked to Karl Rove are expected to spend between $50m and $70m during election season [GALLO/GETTY]

"I went to the crossroad, fell down upon my knees." This was the powerful first line of "Cross Road Blues" by 1930s blues legend Robert Johnson. It was...


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Canadian Gitmo detainee pleads guilty (by PressTV)

Omar Khadr is seen in this undated family portrait.

A former al-Qaeda child soldier has pleaded guilty to terrorism-related charges against him during a war crimes tribunal at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Now 24-year-old Omar Khadr, was charged at his Monday trial with murder in violation of the laws of war, conspiracy, providing material assistance to a...


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Four killed in Peru mine attack (by PressTV)

Gunmen have attacked an unregulated gold mine, killing at least four miners and leaving six wounded in Peru's southern Andes Mountain range.

The incident occurred late Saturday when 10 armed gang members attacked the mine in the district of Ananea.

"There are four people shot to death in the assault on La Rinconada mine," a police source from the city of Puno told AFP.

Police said the...


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Le Figaro: Israel behind attacks in Iran (by PressTV)

A renowned French news outlet says Israel is responsible for the disappearance and death of Iranian scientists, the recent cyber attack on Iran and other acts of sabotage in the country.

According to Le Figaro , Israel's intelligence service, Mossad, is responsible for incidents in Iran such as the disappearance or death of its scientists and the Stuxnet worm which recently targeted Iranian...


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Bomb attack leaves 4 dead in Afghanistan (by PressTV)

A bomb attack in southeast Afghanistan has taken at least four lives as the security situation continues to deteriorate in the war-ravaged country.

The attack took place in Khost Province after an explosives-laden truck was blown up, killing one police officer and three civilians.

Eyewitnesses have described the blast as powerful, saying the death toll could rise.

Taliban militants have...


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Kenya detains mayor over corruption (by PressTV)

Kenyan anti-corruption authorities say they have detained the mayor of Nairobi on corruption charges involving the purchase of land for a cemetery.

Kenya's Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC) says Mayor Geophrey Majiwa and some other officials conspired to steal millions of dollars through a fraudulent land deal.

The land, located in the Kenyan capital, was intended for a new cemetery to...


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Hamas to PA: End negotiations, now and forever (by Maan News)

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Hamas demanded on Monday that the Palestinian Authority cease negotiations with Israel.

"The PA should stop negotiations now and forever. Israel does whatever it wants without a thought to Palestinian rights," Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said in a statement.

"What is needed from the PA is a declaration of their withdrawal from negotiations and encouragement of...


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Bees solve math problems to find food (by PressTV)

Study says bumblebees are the first insects known to be capable of solving complex mathematical problems for finding the shortest route to food sources.

Scientists at the University of London found that bumblebees can easily solve the so-called 'Traveling Salesman Problem' to find food shortcuts.

"Foraging bees solve traveling salesman problems every day," said Dr. Nigel Raine.

"They visit...


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'US-led soldier raped Iraqi girl' (by PressTV)

Newly-released Iraq war secrets by Wikileaks has revealed a large number of brutalities against Iraqi civilians and children, one such document recounts the rape of an Iraqi girl by a US-led soldier.

According to the document, a US-led soldier raped a little Iraqi girl in 2007 but was not disciplined for his act of violence.

The soldier was merely notified that an Iraqi man intended to kill...


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Iran to inject fuel to Bushehr plant (by PressTV)

Senior Iranian lawmaker Alaeddin Boroujerdi has announced that fuel will be transferred to the core of the Bushehr nuclear power plant on Tuesday.

"The Bushehr [nuclear] power plant's fuel will be transferred to the core of the reactor tomorrow (Tuesday)," the Head of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) said in a meeting with the ambassadors...


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'Sea urchins can tolerate acidic water' (by PressTV)

A new study has found that sea urchins can adapt to the increasingly acidic oceans and high CO2 concentrations caused by climate change.

Scientists exposed larvae of the shallow-dwelling sea urchin Psammechinus miliaris to deep-sea water naturally rich in CO2 but there were no adverse effects on larval development or soft tissue production after five days.

Echinoderms are a diverse group of...


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And the real enemy is ... (by Lamis Andoni)

The US will continue to fail to convince Arabs that Iran, not Israel, poses the greatest threat to regional stability.

Ahmadinejad received a rapturous welcome on his first visit to Lebanon since taking office in 2005

No sooner had Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, left Beirut last week, than Jeffrey Feltman, the US secretary of state for Near East affairs, arrived...


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Media war: WikiLeaks v the Pentagon (by Danny Schechter)

Analysing the media coverage of the latest WikiLeaks release reveals some interesting insights.

The Pentagon is engaged in a different kind of conflictp; an information war with Julian Assange's WikiLeaks website has significantly eroded the credibility of US military planning, protocol and enactment [EPA]

It happened on a Friday, the anniversary of the first US...


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BP to sell four Gulf oil fields assets (by PressTV)

BP plans to sell four of its deep-water oil and gas fields in the US Gulf of Mexico to Japan's Marubeni oil and gas in a bid to raise USD 650 million.

The deal is part of BP's processing move of selling assets worth USD 30 billion to pay for the oil spill and clean-up.

The disaster erupted with a massive explosion on the BP-leased Deepwater Horizon rig on April 20, killing 11 workers.

The...


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Israeli troops burn Qur'an: Report (by PressTV)

Israeli soldiers have reportedly burnt the Muslim holy book during an overnight attack on a Palestinian family in the occupied West Bank.

Sahar Beida said on Monday that she and her daughter had been confined in different rooms by Israeli soldiers who were there to arrest her husband Ismail.

"When I came out I was shocked to find our Qur'ans were on the front step and had been burned," she...


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Iran: US behind Wikileaks revelations (by PressTV)

A senior Iranian diplomat says recent revelations by whistleblower website Wikileaks are Washington's ploy to cover up human rights violations by the US.

In the largest-ever revelation of secret US military documents, Wikileaks released nearly 400,000 classified reports about the US-led war in Iraq.

The leaked documents, which cover the period between January 1, 2004, and January 1, 2010,...


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Indonesia jolted by 7.5 magnitude quake (by PressTV)

A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake has struck off Indonesia's coast, prompting authorities to warn that it had the potential to trigger a tsunami.

The earthquake struck off the Kepulauan region at a depth of around 14 kilometers on Monday.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center confirms that there is a risk of a localized tsunami.

No damage or casualties has been reported in the region so...


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Debunking 9/11 Dad-Debunking (by Kevin Barrett)

Leading 9/11 untruther Cass Sunstein says the government should try to stop the spread of 9/11 "conspiracy theories" by infiltrating 9/11 truth groups.

Well, it looks like my family has been infiltrated!

A certain 13-year-old who calls himself Young Debunka has been fostering beneficial cognitive diversity in our family by attempting to refute what he takes as my arguments about 9/11.

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UN world tourism event starts in Iran (by PressTV)

The 89th annual meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has kicked off on the southern Iranian Island of Kish.

Head of Iran's Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization (ICHTO) Hamid Baqaei said every year countries compete to host the annual meeting and expressed optimism that Iran's opportunity to host the event would strongly boost the country's...


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