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    A Fly’s View of America’s War Against Vietnam, Part One
    May01

    A Fly’s View of America’s War Against Vietnam, Part One

    Photo from National Archives The US invaded Vietnam publicly in the “wake” of the so-called Tonkin Gulf Resolution in 1964. Since then this action by the US regime is customarily dignified by the term “intervention”. Although the pretext for the congressional resolution was at least suspicious then and long since discredited as fraudulent, the...

    Trenches Replace Sandcastles on Ukrainian Front Line
    May01

    Trenches Replace Sandcastles on Ukrainian Front Line

    SHYROKYNE, Ukraine—For months, pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces have battled for the beachside town of Shyrokyne, which is about eight miles east of Mariupol. The fighting has been intense. Most of the town has been left in ruins. Nearly every vertical surface is pockmarked by shrapnel, and almost every window is broken. Artillery...

    The Baltimore Spring
    May01

    The Baltimore Spring

    In the early months of 2011 what soon became known as the Arab Spring arrived from Tunisia to Egypt, to Cairo, to Tahrir Square. And what did its arrival bring? It brought street protests of a rather heterogeneous nature. There was a small but telegenic cadre of idealist youth demanding a new politics, if not a specifically democratic politics....

    Opinion: All too often, journalists pay for press freedom with their lives
    May01

    Opinion: All too often, journalists pay for press freedom with their lives

    My father stashed his war memorabilia in a wooden box a long time ago. After his death, my mother gave the box to me. It remained unopened until I planned a trip to Normandy. The Normandy beaches are a three-hour train ride from the Gare du Nord in Paris. Memorials to war and war heroes are scattered throughout the 100-kilometre stretch, most of...

    NATO’s top commander says alliance limited in understanding Russian moves
    May01

    NATO’s top commander says alliance limited in understanding Russian moves

    NATO’s commander U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove made a surprising admission to American lawmakers the other day. He acknowledged NATO doesn’t have any real idea what the Russians are up to. “Russian military operations in Ukraine and the region more broadly have underscored that there are critical gaps in our collection and...

    George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That ‘Paid Off’
    May01

    George Soros on Myanmar: A Long-Term Investment That ‘Paid Off’

    Philanthropist and investor George Soros warned Thursday that ethnic tensions and a lack of tolerance threaten economic and political progress in Myanmar, a country to which Soros has devoted more than two decades of attention and philanthropy. “Ethnic and religious tensions … are the most disturbing part of the process of reform in...

    Finnish Military Preparing 900,000 Reservists for ‘Crisis Situation’
    May01

    Finnish Military Preparing 900,000 Reservists for ‘Crisis Situation’

    The Finnish Defense Forces are to send letters to all 900,000 of the country’s reservists at the beginning of this month, informing them what their role would be in a “crisis situation”, in a move that some analysts have dismissed as a stunt by the military, designed to influence the political debate and secure higher defense...

    Elina Svitolina to face Timea Babos in Grand Prix SAR final
    May01

    Elina Svitolina to face Timea Babos in Grand Prix SAR final

    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine will face unseeded Timea Babos of Hungary in the Grand Prix SAR final after… …read more Source:...

    Russia and China to Stir Up Mediterranean
    May01

    Russia and China to Stir Up Mediterranean

    With The U.S. and Japan gazing lovingly at each other over defense issues and Northern Europe looking quite serious indeed about keeping foreign subs out of its waters this week, Chinese and Russian are getting set to hold their first ever joint naval exercises on the Mediterranean. This month, the countries’ ships will conduct live fire...

    Powerful Photos Of May Day Protests Around The World
    May01

    Powerful Photos Of May Day Protests Around The World

    BERLIN (AP) — Left-wing groups and trade unions are staging rallies across Europe, the Middle East and Asia on Friday to mark International Workers Day. Most events are expected to be peaceful protests for workers’ rights and world peace. But May 1 regularly sees clashes between police and militant groups in some cities. International...