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Planting seeds of regime change

How GMO seeds and Monsanto are driving US policy in Venezuela | Whitney Webb | As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatisation and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil …

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U.S. attacking North Korea?

Surely Donald Trump couldn’t be that foolish By Benjamin Habib As the USS Carl Vinson and its carrier battle group steamed through the Pacific toward the Korean Peninsula in late April, many were wondering if the Trump administration could be so rash as to attack North Korea. Regardless of how …

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COMMENT: The pesticide threat

The appointment of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s biggest detractor as its boss could become America, and the world’s nightmare  By Mojisola Ojebode A new report issued by the United Nations (UN) takes a controversial stance on synthetic pesticides. The conventional wisdom is that they are essential to feed the …

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Trump loses first legislative battle

US President Donald Trump is reeling from yet another setback in his young tumultuous administration- the failure to pass a healthcare law, hastily assembled to replace Obamacare. Trump faced stiff resistance from fellow Republicans who denounced the bill as unhelpful to the average American battling rising healthcare costs. For seven …

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COMMENT: Uganda and Trump’s Gag Rule

COMMENT: By Joy Asasira & Dennis Jjuuko Is American foreign policy to blame or poor prioritisation by the Ugandan government? U.S President Ronald Reagan first invoked the global gag rule also known as the Mexico City Policy in 1984, followed by President George W. Bush in 2001. President Donald Trump …

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COMMENT: The global economy’s resilience

COMMENT: By Jim O’Neill Six major indicators suggest the global economy is growing at the fastest rate in many years Disconcerting political developments in the United States and the United Kingdom might lead one to conclude that an already challenged world economy will struggle even more in the near term. …

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