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Canada and the War on Terror: What Happened in Ottawa on October 22, 2014? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, October 25, 2014

Prime Minister Steven Harper and the Canadian federal government are using the shooting rampage on Parliament Hill as a justification for imposing surveillance and detainment measures that they were already implementing and going forward with.
On October 22, 2014 a…

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Government Passes Anti-Constitutional Surveillance Law During Ottawa Shooting By Amy MacPherson, October 24, 2014

A terrible tragedy befell the nation’s capital yesterday, when a shooter opened fire at government sites in Ottawa. A full investigation must begin to assemble the details, as the flames of hysteria are fanned in the public consciousness. The words…

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Hong Kong’s Umbrellas are “Made in USA” By F. William Engdahl, October 24, 2014

The Washington neo-cons and their allies in the US State Department and Obama Administration are clearly furious with China, as they are with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. As both Russia and China in recent years have become more assertive about defining…

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Russia Offers Support to Palestinian Statehood By Oleg Yegorov, October 24, 2014

Image: National Jordanian and Israeli flags are seen on the Naharayim bridge on the border between Israel and Jordan north-eastern Israel October 22, 2014. Source: Reuters
Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations has announced that Russia will…

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US-led Coalition Bills Iraq $260 Million Despite Failure to Stop ISIS Advances By Mustafa al-Furati, October 24, 2014

Image: The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group is currently deployed to the area supporting maritime security operations, strike operations in Iraq and Syria as directed, and theater security cooperation efforts in the 5th Fleet AOR. (Photo: AFP/ HANDOUT / US…

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The English Badger Culls: the National Farmers Union’s Successful Failure By Lesley Docksey, October 24, 2014

The UK government’s highly unpopular ‘pilot’ badger culls have just come to the end of the second year of a four-year programme. Even without the independent oversight, monitoring and auditing by an Independent Expert Panel (IEP), discarded by the government…

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Was Total’s Chief Executive Christophe de Margerie Killed for Opposing Petrodollar and Sanctions Against Russia? By Oleg Lurie, October 24, 2014

A small private plane, a Falcon 50 en route to Paris, crashed on takeoff Tuesday night at the Vnukovo airport. Witnesses claim the pilots did not notice a snowplow on the runway. Everyone on board was killed – the two…

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ISIL Truth and the Suspicious Death of Journalist Serena Shim: Hypocritical Western Media Remains Silent By Eric Draitser, October 24, 2014

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The suspicious death of US-born journalist Serena Shim, and the deafening silence on the story in the US, is merely the latest example of the blatant double standard employed by…

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UN Refugee Agency: 824,000 Displaced by Ukraine Crisis By Press TV, October 24, 2014

The UN refugee agency says the crisis in Ukraine has forced more than 824,000 people from their homes as tensions continue in the country’s troubled eastern regions.

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) released the figure on Friday, saying…

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Canadian Authorities Ran War Game Drills Depicting ISIS Attack Scenarios By Brandon Martinez, October 24, 2014

Joshua Blakeney has pointed out that Adrienne Arsenault of CBC reported last night that in the weeks leading up to the two so-called ‘terror’ incidents that took place this week in Quebec and Ottawa Canadian authorities had been running war…

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Blackwater, Torture and US Imperialism By Joseph Kishore, October 24, 2014

On Wednesday, a jury of eight women and four men in a federal district court in Washington, DC convicted four Blackwater mercenaries for their role in the 2007 Nisour Square massacre. The jurors found one of the contractors guilty of…

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Canadian Government Seizes on Ottawa Shooting to Promote Militarist, Anti-democratic Agenda By Roger Jordan and Keith Jones, October 24, 2014

Canada’s Conservative government is seeking to exploit the killing of two Canadian Armed Forces’ soldiers in separate incidents this week to dramatically shift politics further to the right.
Speaking in parliament Thursday—the day after a gunman fatally shot a soldier…

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Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Remote Commencement Speech Sparks Police Outrage By William Boardman, October 24, 2014

How a non-event becomes an “event” that ends in anti-climax
When Mumia Abu-Jamal was the pre-recorded speaker at a Goddard College commencement in Plainfield, Vermont, in 2008, almost no one outside the Goddard community paid any attention. This year, when…

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Is Ebola a Mass Mediated Fraud? By Prof Jason Kissner and Prof. James F. Tracy, October 24, 2014

Is Ebola a fraud? Is it being used by certain forces for broader political purposes? Fresno State University Criminology Professor Jason Kissner discusses the important series of articles he’s written for Global Researchdissecting the Ebola phenomenon and its accompanying media…

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Rage of Democracy in America By Eric Zuesse, October 24, 2014

On the one side are Republicans, who resent taxes and self-identify with rich people who say that government is basically a huge waste of money and only private business is efficient and productive.
On the other side are Democrats, who…

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Canadian Fear Campaign: “Islamic Extremists” and the Dubious Role of Intelligence Agencies By Julie Lévesque, October 24, 2014

With the killing of a Canadian soldier in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, on October 20, and the shooting on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on October 22, the Canadian authorities and the mainstream media have already decided. Without evidence, they are blaming “Islamic…

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“‘Routine Mistakes” in the Delivery of US Military Aid: Pentagon Admits Weapons-drop to Islamic State Terrorists By RT, October 24, 2014

The Pentagon has admitted that a chunk of its cache of weapons meant for Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants in Kobani has fallen into terrorist hands. The Turkish president has been voicing his frustration with Washington over this.
On…

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Cross-Canada Anti-War Demonstrations Against Canadian Participation in the Third Iraq War, Oct 25-26 By Global Research News, October 23, 2014

The Canadian Peace Alliance and the Collectif Échec à la guerre are calling for a weekend of protest actions, on 25-26 October, against Canadian participation in the third Iraq war.
These protests will take place on the 12th anniversary of…

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Police State North America: U.S.-Canada Border Security Agreement. Sharing Biographic and Biometric Data By Dana Gabriel, October 23, 2014

In the light of the attack  in Ottawa on October 22, 2014, we republish this article from February 5, 2013. After the attack, US President Barack Obama said “it was important for Canada and the United States to be in…

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The Integration of Canada into a U.S. Dominated North American Security Perimeter By Dana Gabriel, October 23, 2014

In the light of the attack  in Ottawa on October 22, 2014, we republish this article from June 18, 2013. After the attack, US President Barack Obama said “it was important for Canada and the United States to be in…

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Low Inflation? The Price Of Ground Beef Has Risen 17 Percent Over The Past Year By Michael Snyder, October 23, 2014

Thanks to the Federal Reserve, the middle class is slowly being suffocated by rising food prices.  Every single dollar in your wallet is constantly becoming less valuable because of the inflation the Fed systematically creates.  And if you try to…

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Obama Administration Forms Military “Strike Team” to Respond to Ebola Cases in the U.S. By J. D. Heyes, October 23, 2014

The Obama Administration has ordered the Department of Defense to form a 30-member military medical “quick strike team” that can deploy quickly — within 72 hours — to any new outbreaks of Ebola in the U.S., reports have said.
The…

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Ebola: Why I Will Not Submit To Medical Martial Law By Brandon Smith, October 23, 2014

One of the most dangerous philosophical contentions even amongst liberty movement activists is the conundrum of government force and prevention during times of imminent pandemic. All of us at one time or another have had this debate. If a legitimate…

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Israeli President’s Diagnosis — ‘Israel is a Sick Society’ — Doesn’t Go Viral in the U.S. By Philip Weiss, October 23, 2014

Did you hear that the president of Israel said Israel is a “sick society”? Reuven Rivlin, a Likudnik, said this over the weekend. There’s been lots of coverage in Israel, but as Sullivan points out, the declaration hasn’t gotten much…

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Happy Black Thursday: Do Tumbling Buybacks Signal Another Market Crash? By Mike Whitney, October 23, 2014

“Frankly, we are so far off the economic rails, the locomotive is stuck in a swamp and the trailing cars are piling up around it.” Anonymous, Comments line, Naked Capitalism
Since the end of the recession in 2009, investors have…

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Sentencing Whistleblowers in Australia By Binoy Kampmark, October 23, 2014

It evidently is not on.  Disclosing a state of affairs surrounding the Prime Minister of Australia, through revealing a secret scholarship that his daughter received is something that can land you a sentence. It shows the absurdity of understanding the…

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TransEvolution: The Age of Human Deconstruction By Daniel Estulin, October 23, 2014

Daniel Estulin is an award winning investigative journalist and best selling author of The True Story of the Bilderberg Group, published in 64 countries and translated into 41 languages. In August 2010 he was invited by Fidel Castro for a…

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Accidents in Germ Labs and the Ebola Pandemic By Washington's Blog and Francis Boyle, October 23, 2014

Accidents at Germ Labs Have Occurred Worldwide
Nations such as Russia, South Africa and the U.S. have long conducted research into how to make deadly germs even more deadly.
And accidents at these research facilities have caused germs to escape,…

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Police State: “No Refusal” Blood Draw Checkpoint for Drivers Planned For Ohio By Paul Joseph Watson, October 23, 2014

A “no refusal” checkpoint where drivers will be forced to stop and potentially submit to having their blood taken on the side of the road by law enforcement authorities is planned for Clark County, Ohio tomorrow.
“Every car will be…

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Blackwater Mercenaries Convicted for Role in 2007 Iraq Massacre By Thomas Gaist, October 23, 2014

A federal court jury convicted four former Blackwater Worldwide mercenaries on charges of murder and manslaughter Wednesday for their role in the 2007 massacre in Nisour Square in Baghdad, which left 17 unarmed Iraqi civilians dead and another 20 wounded.…

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Ottawa Terror Attack Triggers Massive Police-Military Mobilization By Keith Jones, October 23, 2014

The Canadian state has enacted its National Anti-Terrorism Plan, which involves the coordinated mobilization of all sections of the national-security apparatus, including the military, in response to the shooting Wednesday morning of a soldier at the National War Memorial in…

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Transform your Global Justice Sentiments into Action to End the Military Occupation of Haiti By Ajamu Nangwaya, October 23, 2014

“In overthrowing me you have cut down in Saint Domingue [Haiti] only the trunk of the tree of liberty; it will spring up again from the roots, for they are many and they are deep.”  - Toussaint L’Ouverture

The people…

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“Peak Gold”: Physical Gold vs. Paper Gold By Lars Schall, October 23, 2014

On behalf of Matterhorn Asset Management, financial journalist Lars Schall talked with exploration geologist and mining entrepreneur Dr. Keith Barron.
Keith is a scientist and he explains in no uncertain terms what is going on in the mining industry, the…

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The European Union’s Sham Democracy: EU Commission Instrument of Powerful Corporate Interests By Colin Todhunter, October 23, 2014

The European Union’s sham democracy has again been laid bare as a result of the plenary vote of the European Parliament to approve the new Jean-Claude Juncker Commission.
The previous Barroso Commission wholeheartedly served a corporate agenda. We may now…

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Canadian Terror Wave: a Modern-Day Gladio By Tony Cartalucci, October 23, 2014

As warned, after multiple staged incidents used to ratchet up fear and paranoia in the build-up to US and its allies’ military intervention in Syria and Iraq, at least two live attacks have now been carried out in Canada –…

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Gough Whitlam and the Forgotten Coup: How America and Britain Crushed the Government of Their ‘Ally’, Australia By John Pilger, October 23, 2014

Across the political and media elite in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died. His achievements are recognised, if grudgingly, his mistakes noted in false sorrow. But a…

How the US Supports the Islamic State (ISIS): One “Accidental Airdrop” vs Billions in Covert Military Aid By Tony Cartalucci, October 23, 2014

The Washington Post would report that the United States military accidentally dropped by air at least one pallet of weapons and supplies that ended up in the hands of the so-called “Islamic State” or ISIS. While a combination of factors…

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The Ottawa Shootings and “Canada’s War on Terror”? Media Points to “Homegrown Terror Threat” By Julie Lévesque, October 23, 2014

An attack perpetrated by armed men took place early morning on October 22 on Parliament Hill in the immediate aftermath of a historic divisive vote in the House of Commons concerning Canada’s participation in the US led crusade directed against…

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The Ethnic Cleansing of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Age of Obama: How HBCUs are Turning White By Dr. Jahi Issa, October 22, 2014

Dr. Issa wrote Part One of this article for the September 6, 2011, issue of Black Agenda Report, when he was an assistant professor of history and Africana Studies at Delaware State University, in Dover, an historically Black institution that…

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Canada: Withdraw From The US-led Coalition For War in Iraq and Syria! By Global Research News, October 22, 2014

Petition by  Hamilton Coalition To Stop The War
1) The recent divisive vote to deploy warplanes, reconnaissance aircraft, support personnel, and special forces on a combat mission to Iraq – carried only by the Conservative government’s slim majority in Parliament…

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U.S. “Humanitarian Aid” is Being Channeled to …The Islamic State (ISIL) By Jamie Dettmer, October 22, 2014

While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “caliphate.”
The…

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Police Repression in Haiti: Thousands March Demanding President Martelly’s Resignation – Hundreds Faint from Tear Gas By Thomas Péralte and Kim Ives, October 22, 2014

On Oct. 17, the 208th anniversary of the assassination of Haiti’s founding father Jean-Jacques Dessalines, tens of thousands of demonstrators took to Haiti’s streets, once again, to demand the unconditional resignation of President Michel Joseph Martelly.
In an effort to…

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The Instability of Financial Markets: Why is Volatility Increasing By Bill Holter, October 22, 2014

The argument of “stock versus flow” has been debated from many angles and across many asset classes. The most heated may be in the gold and silver bullion categories. I’ve written on this topic before and I’m sure I will…

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Obama Administration Withholding 2,100 US Military Torture Photos By RT, October 22, 2014

The Obama administration has blocked the public release of disturbing torture photos out of concern they would endanger US troops. Now, a federal judge is giving the government until December to justify its actions.
In addition to the disturbing Abu…

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Dark Times: What to Do. The Role and Responsibility of Intellectuals By Arthur D. Robbins, October 22, 2014

Professor Noam Chomsky has written an essay entitled, “The End of History: The short, strange era of human civilization would appear to be drawing to a close.” Chomsky invokes the Roman goddess Minerva as she contemplates the end drawing nigh.…

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The Growth of Opium Trade in Afghanistan is a Direct Result of US Invasion By Prof. James Petras, October 22, 2014

An American political commentator says the resurgence of opium trade in Afghanistan is a “direct result of the US invasion” in 2001.

“I think the growth of the opium trade in Afghanistan is a direct result of the US invasion…

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October 22: National Day of Protest across US against Police Brutality and Repression By Global Research News, October 22, 2014

Protests on October 22 against intensified police killings, tortuous conditions being inflicted on tens of thousands of incarcerated people, and young people treated like criminals, guilty until proven innocent if they can survive to prove their innocence, will mark 19…

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Martial Law in America: Fearing a Future Emergency, Governors Declare a State of Emergency By Eric Blair, October 22, 2014

When most of us think of a State of Emergency, we think of isolated natural disasters like hurricanes, winter storms or a flood that passes through. In those cases it’s quite obvious when the emergency is over. But what if…

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Human Rights Watch Documents Ukrainian Military’s Use of Cluster Rockets By Barry Grey, October 22, 2014

Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report Monday documenting the widespread use of banned cluster munitions rockets by the Ukrainian military against heavily populated civilian centers in eastern Ukraine, including central Donetsk city.
The detailed account, based on an on-the-spot…

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Census Report: Half of Americans Poor or Near Poor By Andre Damon, October 22, 2014

Forty-seven percent of Americans have incomes under twice the official poverty rate, making half of the country either poor or near-poor, according to figures released last week by the Census Bureau.
These figures are based on the Census Bureau’s Supplemental…

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New Terror Narrative Emerging: ISIS Supports American Resistance By Daniel Taylor, October 22, 2014

In the ongoing effort by the establishment to demonize resistance to an expanding federal government, a new narrative is emerging that could provide justification for a nation-wide crackdown on dissent.

The riots in Ferguson, Missouri are a focal point for…

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Iraqi Doctors Call Depleted Uranium Use “Genocide” By Dahr Jamail, October 22, 2014

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Contamination from depleted uranium (DU) munitions is causing sharp rises in congenital birth defects, cancer cases and other illnesses throughout much of Iraq, according to numerous Iraqi doctors.
Iraqi doctors and prominent scientists believe that…

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Market Turmoil Ahead? ‘Fear Index’ Shows Unprecedented Activity. Calm Before the Storm? By Paul Joseph Watson, October 22, 2014

The VIX index, a measure of how volatile the S&P 500 is likely to be over the next 30 days, is showing unprecedented activity, feeding into concerns that the financial markets are about to experience huge turmoil.
The Chicago Board…

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Ebola: Are U.S. Bioweapons Labs the Solution, or the Problem? By Institute for Public Accuracy, October 22, 2014

On Friday, the New York Times published the article “White House to Cut Funding for Risky Biological Study,” which states: “Prompted by controversy over dangerous research and recent laboratory accidents, the White House announced Friday that it would temporarily halt…

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Russia’s Hope For Rebirth, Social Justice and National Mobilization By Igor Strelkov, October 22, 2014

The former head of Yukos, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, delivered a speech at the Washington headquarters of the international human rights organization Freedom House in early October, denouncing the government and president of Russia. This speech forms the basis of the manifesto…

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Conservatives vs. Liberals: The Political Impact of the Mainstream Media in America By Eric Zuesse, October 22, 2014

Pew headlined on October 21st, “Political Polarization & Media Habits,” and reported “Striking Differences Between Liberals and Conservatives,” such as that Fox News Channel dominates as the news-source among conservatives, but that no news-source dominates among liberals. 
47% of “Consistent…

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Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth: Upcoming Lawsuit to End Stonewalling by FEMA and NIST By Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, October 22, 2014

NIST releases Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests very reluctantly — and only when it’s sued.
That is AE911Truth researcher David Cole’s conclusion after making numerous attempts since 9/11 to extract information from the National Institute of Standards and Technology.…

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Profits Before Health: The Next Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) By Binoy Kampmark, October 22, 2014

“Imagine a group of corporate lawyers on a hilltop in Switzerland with the power to decide that a law passed in Illinois to regulate fracking is detrimental to the maximisation of corporate profits and therefore null and void.”
Letter to …

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Kiev Government Used Cluster Munitions in Populated Zones in East Ukraine By RT News, October 22, 2014

The forces of the Kiev government used cluster munitions in populated areas in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, says Human Rights Watch. It adds that the use of this forbidden weaponry violates the laws of war.
Human Rights Watch…

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The EU-Russia-Ukraine Sanctions Crisis: Germany’s Merkel says “EU taxpayers will have to subsidize Ukraine” By Eric Zuesse, October 22, 2014

On October 21st, the German Economic News  headlined (as translated), “Merkel: EU Taxpayers Should Finance Debt of Ukraine,” and reported that, “Angela Merkel visited [Slovakia's Finance Minister] Robert Fico on Monday [in the Slovak capital of Bratislavia]. Both leaders demand…

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Japan’s World War II “Comfort Women”. Denial of Prime Minister Abe Shinzo By David McNeill, October 22, 2014

This article contains David McNeill’s introduction followed by Matsumoto Masayoshi’s testimony (Japanese and English transcript and video of testimony), translation by Miguel Quintana

For years, Abe Shinzo, Japan’s prime minister, has been playing with diplomatic fire over a sordid episode…

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Fidel Castro: Cuba’s Response to Ebola. The Time of Duty Has Come By Fidel Castro Ruz, October 21, 2014

Our country did not take a single minute to give a response to the international agencies requesting its support to combat the brutal epidemic outbreak in Western Africa.
This is what our country has always done, without excluding anyone. The…

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Alba Summit on Ebola: Latin American Leaders Meet Cuban Health Workers Heading to West Africa By Granma, October 21, 2014

By Yaima Puig Meneses and Leticia Martínez Hernández
A profoundly moving moment came yesterday, after the conclusion of the ALBA-TCP Ebola Summit, when regional leaders attending the event met with members of the Cuban medical brigades departing today, October 21,…

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP): Increased Patent Protection for Big Pharmaceutical Companies By Dr. Roslyn Fuller, October 21, 2014

The secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will increase patent protection for the benefit of big pharmaceutical companies, but are such policies really in the interests of global health?
Eradicating disease from the face of the Earth
There are many illnesses that…

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Cut Through the Spin: It’s Time for Truth in Media By Global Research, October 21, 2014

Terrorism… Military invasions… Resources wars… We can call it what we want, but the bottom line is that there is no end to greed until we stand up and say “enough is enough”. In fact, it’s too much. The drums…

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New York Times FAIL: ‘McCain No Connections To ISIS?!?’ By Brandon Turbeville, October 21, 2014

GR Associate Editor’s note
The author mentions a picture in which we see John McCain with Free Syrian Army Commander Salim Idriss and a man who looks like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (behind McCain). Although the identity of the man remains…

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Unofficial US “Military Aid” to Islamic State: US Airdropped Weapons in Hands of ISIL Terrorists By Press TV, October 21, 2014

A new video has emerged from northern Syria showing the weapons the US says it is sending to Kurdish forces end up in the hands of the ISIL terrorists.

The video shows masked insurgents inspecting the military equipment which was…

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“Anti-Petrodollar” CEO of French Energy Giant Total Dies in Freak Plane Crash in Moscow By Tyler Durden, October 21, 2014

Three months ago, the CEO of Total, Christophe de Margerie, dared utter the phrase heard around the petrodollar world, “There is no reason to pay for oil in dollars,”  as we noted here. Today, RT reports the dreadful news that…

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America’s Saudi Ally “Cuts Off More Heads” than the Islamic State (ISIL) By Robert Barsocchini, October 21, 2014

Newsweek has an article out called “When It Comes to Beheadings, ISIS has Nothing on Saudi Arabia”.
The article accurately illustrates that Saudi Arabia is essentially an established version of ISIS; in fact it was established the same way, which…

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Ebola Epidemic Linked to CIA: Former NSA Contractor By Kurt Nimmo, October 21, 2014

Investigative journalist and former NSA contractor Wayne Madsen told Press TV on Monday the latest Ebola outbreak in Africa may be a resurfacing of an earlier infection linked to the CIA.
“We see a year [1976] when the US was…

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Israel’s Most Important Source of Capital: California By Darwin Bond Graham, October 21, 2014

Originally published on August 20, 2014:
Last Saturday between one and two thousand protesters marched on the Port of Oakland to blockade one of its busy marine terminals and prevent an Israeli ship from docking. After confronting a line of…

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Red Algae Extract Fights Ebola … and HIV, SARS and HCV By Case Adams, October 21, 2014

While researchers scramble to develop a vaccine or monoclonal antibody against the Ebola virus – and continue to develop chemo treatments to stem HIV and Hepatitis-C while fearing SARS – nature has already provided a natural treatment.
Research has shown…

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Turkish Government Seeks New Police State Powers By Jean Shaoul, October 21, 2014

The government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is intent on giving sweeping new powers to Turkish security forces to clamp down on the pro-Kurdish protests sparked by its blockade of the Syrian border city of Kobani during its month-long siege…

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US Boosts Support for Kurdish Militia in Syria By Peter Symonds, October 21, 2014

The Obama administration has stepped up its war inside Syria with air drops of military and medical supplies on Sunday to beleaguered Kurdish forces holding the town of Kobani against a sustained offensive by Islamic State of Iraq and Syria…

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Turmoil in Hong Kong, Terrorism in Xinjiang: America’s Covert War on China By Tony Cartalucci, October 21, 2014

China is facing increasing pressure along two fronts. In its western province of Xinjiang, terrorists have been stepping up destabilization and separatist activities.
In China’s southeast Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, protests have disrupted normality in the dense urban…

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Dysfunctional Hagiography: Australia and the Passing of Gough Whitlam By Binoy Kampmark, October 21, 2014

The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-interest always runs a good race.
Gough Whitlam, Daily Telegraph, Oct 19, 1989
Hagiography is the curse of the Australian Labor movement.  It…

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Global Justice or World Domination By Živadin Jovanović, October 21, 2014

History is a teacher of life, says the old proverb. Hence, it should be regarded as a part of life and the future, not only a part of the past.
We recall that the drive for redrawing the borders was…

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First Amendment Under Attack: Governor of PA Threatens to Silence Mumia By Prison Radio, October 21, 2014

In response to Mumia’s Commencement speech at Goddard College earlier this month, Pennsylvania legislators passed a Bill this week, the “Revictimization Relief Act, “which will allow victims, District Attorneys, and the Attorney General to sue prisoners for speaking if it…

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Rwanda: President Kagame Calls on the ICC to Indict the BBC for “Genocide Denial” By Ann Garrison and Prof Peter Erlinder, October 21, 2014

Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s newspaper, The New Times of Rwanda, has called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to indict the BBC for “genocide denial” because of its documentary, “Rwanda: The Untold Story.”

International criminal defense attorney Peter Erlinder –…

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Christopher Columbus and the History of Colonial Destruction. An African Perspective By Sabamya Jaugu, October 21, 2014

In October every second week on Monday, Columbus Day is celebrated in western culture in general and in the America’s specifically. This is an American tradition and school children of all ages are taught about  his  so-called discovery of his…