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Water Pressure: Water, Protest, and State Legitimacy in the Maghreb

1. Jon Alterman and Michael Dziuban, “Clear Gold: Water as a Strategic Resource in the Middle East,” Center for Strategic and International Studies, …

Africa

Stumbling into Big War: Hands on the Trigger in Syria"s South

The US has influence over Israel, whose covert or overt support of the rebels in southern Syria is an open secret. Washington can prevent this …

Middle East

Big War in Syria and World Cup in Russia Start This Week

It’s important to know in advance who started the whole thing and who should be held responsible for the consequences.

Middle East

NATO"s Terrorist Bases in Europe

After ISIL forces were routed in Syria and Iraq, the United States pressured Albania to allow the Islamist terrorists to join their MEK allies in …

Middle East

Net Neutrality Ends, Battle to Save It Continues

<b>Net Neutrality Ends, Battle to Save It Continues</b><p>by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)<p>The battle for digital democracy, the …

Net Neutrality

Story Map Journal

ArcGIS

The Net Neutrality Repeal Is Official. Here’s How That Could Affect You.

It’s official. The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of net neutrality rules, which had required internet service providers to offer equal access to all web content, took effect on Monday.<p>The rules, enacted by the administration of President Barack Obama in 2015, prohibited internet …

Net Neutrality

Russia, Too, Is Building a Giant War Cloud

It’s the latest improvement in the Russian military’s ability to operate off the rest of the world’s grid.

Russia

How Much Caffeine Do You Need? Ask the Army's New Algorithm

Caffeine affects everyone differently.<p><b>The Army wants you…</b>.awake. Since at least World War II, U.S. military scientists have been tinkering with the …

Algorithms

Another day, another alleged Indian crypto Ponzi scheme

Another day, another alleged crypto Ponzi. Money Trade Coin launched in October 2017 with the larger than life Mumbai businessman Amit Lakhanpal …

Cryptocurrency

These 5 Potassium-Rich Foods Can Help Fight High Blood Pressure

Bananas are known for their potassium, but did you know about these other options?<p>A Chinese study revealed that people who ate fresh fruit had lower blood pressure than those who didn't<br>• Doctors believe that potassium from fruit sources could help lower blood pressure<br>• Potassium helps your body flush …

Nutrition

Is Uncle Sam Funding the Islamic State? Where Does ISIS Get All Those Tanks, Weapons And Shiny New Toyota Trucks?

First published by Reverb Press and Global Research in November 2015, Is Uncle Sam funding the Islamic State?<i>Toyota trucks aren’t all ISIS has</i> …

Helen Caldicott: The Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Continues Unabated. Radioactive Waste into the Pacific Ocean

This article was first published by Global Research in May 2017.<i>Global Research Editor’s Note</i><i>In 2011, with foresight and scientific analysis Dr.</i> …

America's 50 longest highways

50. U.S. 27 is the shortest longest highway on this list at 1,373 miles. It spans from Miami, FL to Fort Wayne, Ind., and travels through Chattanooga, Tenn., as pictured here. Google Maps<p>49. I-5 is 1,381 miles long from San Ysidro, Calif., to Blaine, Wash., connecting many of the west coast’s most …

Google Maps

Barcelona Finds a Way to Control Its Airbnb Market

The city’s latest move to limit vacation rentals could come in handy for other cities trying out their own regulations.<p>Barcelona’s efforts to rid itself of illegal vacation apartments could be the most effective crackdown on Airbnb yet. Last month, the city told the site to remove 2,577 listings …

Housing

The 3 Rural Americas

Not all rural areas are declining: Some are thriving, while others are undergoing significant transitions.<p>The notion of a deep divide between thriving, affluent, and progressive urban areas and declining, impoverished, and conservative rural areas has become a central trope—if not <i>the</i> central …

Demographics

Here’s What Pyeongchang Looks Like Now

Three months after the end of the Olympics, the resort town is all but deserted.<p>On a sunny weekend afternoon in Pyeongchang, South Korea, 34-year-old Gu-ru Suh and her parents wandered near Alpensia Sports Park, one of the many sports complexes developed for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.<p>Three …

South Korea

Beautiful Maps Of Great American Road Trips To Get Your Motor Running

Ah, the road trip – a classic rite of passage. No matter if it’s a haphazard first adventure with college buddies or a post-retirement planned escape onto the open road, there are few better and more liberating sensations than pointing your hood towards the horizon, putting your foot down and …

RVs

8 Things to do in Pulilan

The municipality of Pulilan is just less than 50 kilometers from the center of Metro Manila and it seems, most visitors overlook this interesting …

Swimming Pools

5G Health Hazards: Factual Microwave Radiation Research People Need to Know Before Embracing 5G

<i>Microwave technology seems to have been around ‘forever’, so that’s probably why very few tech consumers question its safety. However, consumers</i> …

Lebanon: The Role of Hizbullah | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>Featured image: Approaching The Israeli/ Lebanon Border</i><p><i>“This is not good!”</i> cautions a new Lebanese friend in a stern tone of warning, clutching this …

US Warns India Not to Buy Russian Weapons

The US policy of diktat will backlash, bringing together those who are threatened by US sanctions. But the addiction to teach, dictate and bark …

Geopolitics

Cutting out the US dollar: Russia & China boost national currencies trade

Moscow and Beijing have agreed to raise the share of ruble-yuan trade settlements, in a joint agreement signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin …

Technology Turns the Tables on Global Hegemons | New Eastern Outlook

Centuries ago, technology like sailing ships, guns, and steel armor enabled Europeans to appear on South American shores and appear godlike to the …

One Last Institution to Distrust

Photo by DVIDSHUB | CC BY 2.0American distrust of institutions is at or near historical highs. These include Congress, presidency, Supreme Court, …

Political Science

Why you should eat more weeds

I’ve said this before, but we should eat more weeds. Perhaps it’s tiresome, but I am not giving up – because wild things are good for our health. Plus, your garden has plenty. Dandelions, for instance, are a rich source of potassium and a good source of other minerals and vitamins, including iron, …

Gardening

In the US, Two Movements Competing for Headlines | New Eastern Outlook

As the Trump Presidency moves inexorably toward a constitutional crisis, journalists fail to note that two groups are pulling the country in opposite …

How China Became the World"s Number One International Financial Donor

Deposits, real estate, businesses, and infrastructure facilities are all collateral for Chinese loans

Misunderstanding America

Understanding the real America is important but for reasons few grasp. Those paid to explain and report on America, many nominally Americans …

Private Military Companies: How Do You Close Pandora’s Box?

Over the last two decades we have witnessed an abrupt increase in the number of private military companies (PMC) operating across the globe. It’s …