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Hong Kong protests turn violent as China remains firm in extradition law (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the Hong Kong protests that are becoming increasingly violent and showing no signs of letting up, without Chinese intervention. What started out as a protest against a proposed extradition bill in early June has escalated into a wider movement, where protesters are now saying they are…

U.S. – China trade war ushers in new world system (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the economic and political divorce unfolding between the U.S. and China. President Trump announced last week that the U.S. would add 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese goods starting Sept. 1. When that tariff takes affect, the U.S. will have imposed elevated tariffs on all…

Whither Next, Neocons?

Submitted by Steve Brown… Subsequent to decades of failed foreign policy, from continuous wars to the “Arab spring” (read: nightmare) Washington has arrived at a crossroads. Designed to make money for its military contractors and upset just about everyone else, the DC establishment is not only at a crossroads, but faces a serious quandary too…

Calculating the Impact of The Panama Canal Expansion

Submitted by John Beasley… It is counter intuitive to think the new expanded Panama Canal would be a game changer for U.S. port operations on the East Coast of the U.S.A., but that is how it is being sold. The increased “economies of scale” afforded by the Panama Canal expansion will allow about 1,900 ships…

What Is the World’s Most Corrupt Country?

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org: Is it the country that corrupts the staff, the employees, of the UN? (No other country has the power to do that. This one does, and it takes full advantage of the opportunity, and carries out that corruption, ruthlessly.) Is it the country that’s so corrupt at the very top, so…

Ireland, Boris Johnson, & EU face critical “backstop” decision (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Boris Johnson’s hard-Brexit scenario which means that Britain leaves the EU’s single market and customs union, without a transition time period, placing into effect a hard border between EU member state, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, which is currently under British jurisdiction. Such a…

The Declining Empire of Chaos Is Going Nuts Over Iran

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation: In 2014 we were almost at the point of no return in Ukraine following the coup d’etat supported and funded by NATO and involving extremist right-wing Ukrainian nationalists. The conflict in the Donbass risked escalating into a conflict between NATO and the Russian Federation, every day…

Bellingcat unloads 4,000-word piece on Tulsi Gabbard over her questioning Syria chemical attacks

Via RT… Running as an anti-war candidate in the US comes with a target painted on your back that draws fire from those rooting for foreign interventions. In case of Tulsi Gabbard, it includes a lengthy piece on chemical attacks in Syria. Gabbard, a Democratic presidential hopeful, became the most-googled candidate during the second primary…

DOJ decides to let James Comey off the hook for leaking “memos” (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the Department of Justice’s decision to not prosecute former FBI director James Comey after  Inspector General (IG) Michael Horowitz’s team referred Comey for possible prosecution under the classified information protection laws. The DOJ prosecutors working for Attorney General William Barr  decided to decline prosecution. Prosecutors found…

Ratcliffe withdraws. Setback for Trump, win for the Deep State? (Video)

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss John Ratcliffe’s decision to withdraw his name from consideration to actually replace Dan Coats as the next U.S. Director of National Intelligence. Remember to Please Subscribe to The Duran’s YouTube Channel. Follow The Duran Audio Podcast on Soundcloud. Via The Gateway Pundit… All of the Deep…

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