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SCOTUS "Mostly" Reinstates Trump Travel Ban; Schedules October Hearing

It appears that Trump has been handed a 'partial' victory on his travel ban by the Supreme Court.  While SCOTUS revived a "narrowed" ban, they found that it can not be applied to people with a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States."  A hearing has been scheduled for October.

9 Of The World's 10 Least-Peaceful Nations Were All Targeted By US Intervention

Although the situation has improved in many countries, the ten lowest-ranking nations – known as the world’s “least peaceful” countries – have shown little change in recent years. However, nine of those ten countries share one commonality in the violence that they’ve experienced: U.S.-led destabilization efforts and regime change operations...

San Francisco's 9th Circuit Appeals Court Rules Against Trump 'Revised' Travel Ban

In perhaps the least-surprising news of the day, a second federal appeals court on Monday ruled against President Trump’s revised travel ban. The decision, from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in San Francisco, followed a string of recent rulings rejecting the administration’s efforts to limit travel from several predominantly Muslim countries.

8 Killed In U.S Strike On al-Shabaab Militants In Somalia

While the world waits with bated breath to see if Trump will strike Syria or North Korea first in the next planned geopolitical diversion, overnight the U.S. carried out a military strike against al Shabaab in Somalia on Sunday in response to recent actions by the militant group, the DOD said.

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To Restore Travel Ban

"We have asked the Supreme Court to hear this important case and are confident that President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism," Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement.

How 1989's Invasion Of Panama Set The Stage For 25 Years Of Endless War

The destruction of Manuel Noriega and his regime illustrated what was to come during the next 25 years of American foreign policy: target a foreign regime that poses no threat to the US, and manufacture a nice-sounding reason for doing so. The 1989 Panama invasion is a reminder of just how little has changed since the Cold War ended. The methods are the same, and only the names have changed.

Trump Loses In Court Again After 4th Circuit Upholds Block Of Travel Ban

Trump may be traveling, but the bad news for the president never stops, and while we await tonight's daily "Russia collusion blockbusters" from the WaPo and the NYTimes, the president got some even more bad news after NBC reported that a Federal Appeals court has upheld the ban on Trump's travel plan.

Visualizing The Global Black Market For Oil

The value of the crude oil production alone is worth a staggering $1.7 trillion each year. The only problem when an industry becomes this lucrative? Eventually, everybody wants a piece of the pie – and they’ll do anything to get their share. While pipeline theft in places like Nigeria and Mexico are the most famous images associated with the theft of hydrocarbons, the problem is actually far more broad and systematic in nature.

War And Empire: The American Way Of Life

What the majority of Americans are conditioned to think they know about their past (and that of many other peoples) is myth, and too often, sheer illusion. Misdirection and manipulation about proclaimed threats from abroad since 1945 has led directly into wars and unjust armed interventions and coups in many other nations. The results are always tragic on a colossal scale.