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The End of Democracy in the Republic of Korea: Imminent Threat To Political Expression and Civil Rights By Global Research News, December 18, 2014

Global Research, Montreal,  December 18, 2014
PRESS RELEASE
[update below]
A path breaking decision which will have far reaching impacts on civil and political rights in the Republic of Korea (ROK) is forthcoming.
A decision from the Constitutional Court in…

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Depreciation of the Ruble: China Prepares To Bailout Russia? By Tyler Durden, December 18, 2014

Earlier this evening China’s State Administration of Foreign Exchange’s (SAFE) Wang Yungui noted “the impact of the Russian Ruble depreciation was unclear yet, and, as Bloomberg reported, “SAFE is closely watching Ruble’s depreciation and encouraging companies to hedge Ruble risks.”…

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What Options at the Federal Reserve: A Global Financial Crisis is Looming? By Bill Holter, December 18, 2014

It is being said today’s FOMC announcement is “the most important of Yellen’s tenure”, I could not disagree more.  In the past I have written pieces regarding the potential announcements by the FOMC and come to the conclusion “what can…

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Fed Chair Yellen Reassures Wall Street on Record Low Interest Rates By Andre Damon, December 18, 2014

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sought to reassure Wall Street Wednesday that the US central bank would not raise interest rates in the near term. Yellen’s press conference followed a two-day meeting of the Fed’s policy-making Federal Open Market Committee…

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Former Polish President Confirms Existence of Secret CIA Torture Prison By Konrad Kreft, December 18, 2014

The Polish government has denied for years the existence of a secret CIA prison on its territory between 2001 and 2003 in the face of previous revelations.
The publication of the US Senate report on CIA torture, however, has not…

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Foreign Bankers Rape Ukraine By ​​​​F. William Engdahl, December 18, 2014

If it were not for the fact that the lives of some 45 million people are at stake, Ukrainian national politics could be laughed off as a very sick joke. Any pretenses that the October national elections would bring a…

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US Court Ruled You Can Be “Too Smart” to Be a Cop By Melissa Melton, December 18, 2014

Can a person actually be “too smart” to be a cop in America?
A federal court’s decision back in 2000 suggests that, yes, you actually can be.
Robert Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, scored a 33 on an intelligence test…

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Thaw in US-Cuba Relations? By Stephen Lendman, December 18, 2014

On December 17, the Havana Times headlined “Obama Announces New US Approach on Cuba,” saying:
“In a surprise announcement today US President Obama has taken sweeping steps to re-launch US relations with Cuba.”
“Talks between Washington and Havana have actually…

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News Conference of Vladimir Putin: Enhanced Capabilities of Armed Forces. Careful Management of Gold and Currency Reserves By President Vladimir Putin, December 18, 2014

The President’s news conference was broadcast live by Channel One, Rossiya-1 and Rossiya-24 TV channels, and by the Radio Rossii, Mayak and Vesti FM radio stations. 1259 Russian and foreign journalists have been accredited to cover the news conference.

PRESIDENT…

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Bill Gates’ Human Experimentation with GM Bananas in Africa Condemned by Scientists By Ethan A. Huff, December 18, 2014

At least 124 food and outreach organizations, as well as 26 individual scientists, have signed onto a letter sent to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation protesting ongoing human trials of genetically modified (GM), beta-carotene-enriched bananas intended for Africa.
The…

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Russia Expects a Color Revolution to Follow the Destruction of Its Economy – Putin Warned of Threat in November By Kurt Nimmo, December 18, 2014

The engineered destruction of the Russian economy is beginning to work on its designated target — the Russian people.

CNN reports that while the tumble of the ruble will reduce government revenues, including a military expansion in response to NATO…

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The Forgotten Christmas Truce of 1914. Unlearned Lessons which could have Prevented a Century of War (1914 – 2014) By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, December 18, 2014

It was exactly 100 years ago this month when the Christmas Truce of 1914 occurred, when Christian soldiers on both sides of the infamous No Man’s Land of the Western Front, recognized their common humanity, dropped their guns and fraternized…

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Did Raul Castro Just Reverse The Entire Cuban Revolution? By Andrew Korybko, December 18, 2014

Raul Castro may have potentially made a fatal mistake that risks destroying everything the Cuban Revolution built over the past half century. By entering into a deal with the US, he’s letting the wily Color Revolution fox into the hen…

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Fukushima Exponentially More Dire than Chernobyl — Deteriorating Plant Threatens Global Radiation? By Guy Crittenden, December 18, 2014

[After a quarter-century, this is] my last article written as Editor of HazMat Managementmagazine [and] Solid Waste & Recyclingmagazine Guy Crittenden, editor of HazMat Management magazine and Solid Waste & Recyclingmagazine (Part of the EcoLog Environmental Resources Group, “Canada’s leading…

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The Cuban Puzzle: Normalisation and Conquest By Binoy Kampmark, December 18, 2014

Diplomatic relations between Cuba and the US are being re-established.  This should not be deemed remarkable, though the infantile paranoia of Washington’s politicians, strung along by the strong Cuban-Florida lobby, has made it so.  Countries and regimes can always disagree,…

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Monsanto’s New ‘Herbicide-Resistant’ GMO Crop Slammed by Food Experts By Christina Sarich, December 18, 2014

With all the talk of Monsanto’s herbicide glyphosate, it is likely that you haven’t heard of dicamba. This is another weapon in the Big Ag giant’s chemical arsenal that is being called yet another indiscriminate chemical that “will take agriculture…

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EU Parliament Recognizes Palestinian Statehood By Stephen Lendman, December 18, 2014

On Wednesday, European parliamentarians endorsed Palestinian statehood. Symbolically. In principle. A compromise motion. 
Carrying overwhelmingly – 498 to 88 with 111 abstentions. More on this below.
A previous article said the following:
An estimated 134 nations recognize Palestinian statehood. Sweden…

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Ukrainian Soldier Confirms: Ukraine’s Military Shot Down Malaysian MH17 Plane By Eric Zuesse, December 18, 2014

A Ukrainian soldier who was part of the crew that operated the supposed missile-battery that the Ukrainian Government claims shot down the Malaysian MH17 airliner on July 17th has testified publicly for the first time, saying that the missile-battery was…

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Smoke and Mirrors Diplomacy: Will the US Prevent a Palestinian State for “Israel’s Security”? By Timothy Alexander Guzman, December 18, 2014

Palestinian officials are hoping that a U.N. resolution will receive the votes needed for a Palestinian state. But recent reports on how Washington is reacting to the proposals within the U.N. resolution seem that the dream for a Palestinian state…

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The Cuban Five Are Free! By Michael Welch, December 18, 2014

This morning, breaking news on all news agencies says that our three brothers, Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, and Antonio Guerrero are free!!! According to the news, Alan Gross is flying back to the United States now, and President Obama will…

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Freedom for the Remaining “Cuban Five” By Arnold August, December 18, 2014

On December 17, 2014, simultaneous public television announcements were made by Cuban President Raúl Castro and U.S. President Barack Obama. They both indicated that steps are being taken toward the normalization of relations between the two neighbours. In this context,…

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“Cuban Five” at Heart of US-Cuba Deal By Marjorie Cohn, December 18, 2014

In the course of delivering his historic speech dramatically altering US Cuba policy, President Barack Obama briefly mentioned that the United States released three Cuban agents. These men are members of the “Cuban Five,” who were imprisoned for gathering information…

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Who is to Blame for Syria’s Refugee Problem? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, December 18, 2014

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Obama’s Phony Turning Point: Mass Unemployment goes Unnoticed, Human Misery is a Growth Industry” By Stephen Lendman, December 18, 2014

A previous article called Obama a war criminal. 
Ruthless by any standard. Governing extrajudicially. Presiding over a homeland police state apparatus. Hardening what Bush instituted.
Serving monied interests exclusively. At the expense of beneficial social change. Using America’s resources for…

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The Islamic State’s (ISIS) Bloody Footprints Lead From NATO Territory By Tony Cartalucci, December 18, 2014

It was reported recently that Germany’s broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW) investigated what turned out to be hundreds of trucks a day carrying billions of dollars in supplies,  flowing into Syria and directly into the hands of the so-called “Islamic State”…

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Ukraine’s Two Big Gas Deals Are Now Both Dry By Eric Zuesse, December 18, 2014

In June, Shell Oil halted its newly dug shale-gas wells at the Yuzivska gas field in southeastern Ukraine, and gave as the reason the civil war there, though only after Ukrainian Government troops had ousted the local residents (who had…

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Jeb Bush Exploring White House Bid By Stephen Lendman, December 18, 2014

Another possible Bush presidency should rile freedom-lovers everywhere. He’s forming a leadership political action committee.
On Facebook, he said he’s doing so to “discuss the most critical challenges facing our exceptional nation.”
With “support leaders…” Exploring “ideas and policies that…

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5 Reasons To Question The Official Story Of The Sydney Siege By Brandon Turbeville, December 17, 2014

n the aftermath of yet another highly publicized terror attack (or at least the potential for a high profile attack) in Australia by foreign-born jihadists, the Western public is once again experiencing a variety of emotional reactions that they have…

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Torture Impunity, Police Shootings and the Authoritarian U.S. State By Nat Parry, December 17, 2014

A danger from the “war on terror” was always that it would encourage the spread of an authoritarian U.S. state, ignoring international law abroad and constitutional rights at home, a process that is now growing more apparent with impunity for…

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The Fukushima Endgame: The Radioactive Contamination of the Pacific Ocean By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, December 17, 2014

Nuclear radiation resulting from the March 2011 Fukushima disaster –which threatens life on planet earth– is not front page news in comparison to the most insignificant issues of public concern, including the local level crime scene or the tabloid gossip reports on Hollywood celebrities.

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Fascism and War: Elite Tools to Crush and Kill Dissent By Julie Lévesque, December 17, 2014

The US elite was actually in favor of fascism, a very convenient tool to crush the Soviet Union. The lies we’ve been fed about the Second World War, fascism and democracy, need to be upheld to satisfy never ending war propaganda. .

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America Confronts Russia: Kiev Anti-Russian False Flag Planned? By Stephen Lendman, December 17, 2014

A previous article discussed Russian economist/political analyst Mikhail Delyagin expecting a possible anti-Russian nuclear false flag.
Fort Russ now cites intelligence “about impending terrorist attacks on Ukrainian strategic objects, which will justify an attack on Donbass.”
Foreign nationals and relatives…

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100 Years of Occupation – 100 Years of Resistance in Haiti By Ezili Dantò, December 17, 2014

December 17, 2014 marks one hundred years since the United States invaded Haiti, stayed for 19 years, virtually re-enslaved Haiti with its white supremacist ideology, physical tyranny and at the point of guns carried out Haiti’s gold reserves. One hundred…

Crisis in Food Prices Threatens Worldwide Starvation: Is it Genocide?
Kiev Regime is Forcing Death by Starvation and Relocation in East Ukraine By George Eliason, December 17, 2014

Can the murder of 3 million people go unnoticed by the entire world? Yes it can and unfortunately it has before. More than likely you have never even heard about it. By the end of 1941 the German and Ukrainian…

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Israel will Lose all American Jews but the Crazies By Philip Weiss, December 17, 2014

Image: Netanyahu at Hanukkah candle-lighting
This morning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted pictures of his candle-lighting ceremony with an Israeli army unit on the first night of Hanukkah. His language at the event was bellicose and aimed at the…

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Washington Seeks an Excuse to Wage a Nuclear War on Russia? “We’re Close to the Precipice. Will the Public Remain Silent?” By Eric Zuesse, December 17, 2014

The world is more nervous about the drift toward nuclear war between the U.S. and Russia than at any time since 1962’s Cuban Missile Crisis. When French President Francois Hollande urgently side-tracked his return-flight from a diplomatic mission recently, in…

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The Act of Killing: The 1965 Indonesian Massacre By Prof Peter Dale Scott, December 17, 2014

The last century has been, unfortunately, a century of holocausts. The documentary “The Act of Killing” revives the memory — for both Indonesians and Americans — of one of the greatest: the Indonesian mass slaughter of 1965, whose memory, for…

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A Suitable Donor: Harvesting Kidneys in the Philippines By Rey Ventura, December 17, 2014

1. Along the coast of Manila Bay in the Philippines, behind the grand Manila Hotel, there is a slum district called Baseco. Hidden by towering container yards and cargo ships, this shantytown had been virtually unknown until a few years…

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Plummeting Oil Prices By Stephen Lendman, December 17, 2014

As this is written, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude down to below $56 a barrel. Brent at $61. From a high of $115 in January.
Heading for $40 or lower, some analysts believe. Shaking market stability. Reflecting global economic weakness.…

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Americans Are Basically OK With CIA Torture Methods Like Rectal Feeding By Alternet, December 17, 2014

In the wake of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s torture report, released last week, 51% of respondents said that they think the CIA was justified using the methods in question, which included water boarding, rectal feeding, and sleep deprivation.
Only 29%…

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More Legislation in Support of War with Russia: Inside The Ukrainian Freedom Support Act By Andrew Korybko, December 17, 2014

The latest anti-Russian bill to come out of Washington does a lot more than simply arm Ukraine, although that’s destabilizing enough as it is. Contained within the Act are powerful provisions that expand NATO’s influence in Russia’s backyard and continue…

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Likud Zionism: a Secular Political Movement that Flies in the Face of Judaism and Human Rights By Anthony Bellchambers, December 17, 2014

There is an ever-increasing dichotomy between the Zionist military leaders of the Likud government in Israel and the brilliant talent of Jewish American and British television and film professionals; world-acclaimed stars, directors, composers, musicians and producers. On the one hand,…

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Pillaging the World. The History and Politics of the IMF By Ernst Wolff, December 17, 2014

The following text is the forward to Ernst Wolff’s book entitled : Pillaging the World. The History and Politics of the IMF, © Tectum Verlag Marburg, 2014, ISBN 978-3-8288-3438-5, www.tectum-verlag.de. The book is available in English and German
No other…

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Israel’s Role in Syrian Conflict Brought into the Open: Direct Support to Al Qaeda Terrorists By Nicola Nasser, December 17, 2014

Overtly, the Israeli superpower of the Middle East has been keen to posture as having no role whatsoever in the four-year old devastating conflict in Syria, where all major regional and international powers are politically and militarily deeply involved and…

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British Troops Returning to Iraq By Mark Blackwood, December 17, 2014

Britain’s armed forces are returning to the Middle East, reversing an earlier withdrawal from Iraq after more than a decade of war.
In September, there was a huge cross-party parliamentary vote to join the US-led war in Iraq against the…

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“America’s Crazy Path of Sanctions”: Congress Passes Venezuela Sanctions, Obama Expected to Sign By Ewan Robertson, December 17, 2014

Late on Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to introduce sanctions against Venezuela.
The bill was also passed by the Senate on Monday, and White House officials have indicated that President Barack Obama will sign the bill…

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Shooting Down MH 17 – BUK 312 Story False Says Ukraine Crew Member By Michael Collins, December 17, 2014

The shoot down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH 17 came into greater focus with theDecember 15 YouTube video featuring a former crew member of BUK self-propelled fire installation, number 312 (BUK 312). Ukraine’s government and others maintained that the BUK…

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Terrorist Attack in Pakistan Kills More Than 130 Children By Keith Jones, December 17, 2014

A terrorist attack Tuesday by the Tehreek-e-Taliban or Pakistan Taliban on a military-supported public school in Peshawar in north-west Pakistan left more than 150 people dead—the vast majority of them children.
The attack was clearly designed to inflict the maximum…

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Grisly Peshawar Slaughter – Who Created Taliban, Who Still Funds Them? By Tony Cartalucci, December 17, 2014

Taliban militants stormed an army public school in the northern city of Peshawar, killing over 100, including many young students. It is believed up to 10 militants took part in the attack, dressed as soldiers to first infiltrate the school’s…

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Meet Your Newest “Wall Street Legislator”: Citigroup By Pam Martens, December 17, 2014

Citigroup is the Wall Street mega bank that forced the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act in 1999; blew itself up as a result of the repeal in 2008; was propped back up with the largest taxpayer bailout in the history…

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Russia’s New Financial Architecture, BRICS and the SCO: Vladimir Putin and Sergei Katryn By President Vladimir Putin, December 17, 2014

Vladimir Putin had a working meeting with the President of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sergei Katyrin to discuss the organisation of international business forums, particularly within the framework of the SCO and BRICS, and prospects for the…

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Haiti: Police and UN Fire on Swelling Demonstrations Demanding President Martelly Step Down By Kim Ives, December 17, 2014

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe resigned at almost midnight on Sat., Dec. 13, culminating a tumultuous week of demonstrations, diplomatic theater, and backroom political maneuvering.
But the move, which some opposition leaders had known was coming for about two weeks, was…

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A Full-Blown Economic Crisis Has Erupted in Russia By Michael Snyder, December 17, 2014

The 8th largest economy on the entire planet is in a state of turmoil right now.  The shocking collapse of the price of oil has hit a lot of countries really hard, but very few nations are as dependent on…

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Gold Repatriation and The Monetary Crisis: Austria, Belgium and The Netherlands Want Their Gold Back By Bill Holter, December 17, 2014

To say that events are now taking place at the speed of light is an understatement.  It was just last Monday, I wrote a missive entitled “The Mother of all Bank Runs”.  In it I wrote about the German and …

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Tolerating Another Bush? Jeb, the GOP and the Presidency By Binoy Kampmark, December 17, 2014

Can the United States, and the world, for that matter, tolerate another Bush in the White House?  Jeb Bush is placing his toes in the contesting waters, and suggesting that he just might be in it.  As David Freedlander declared…

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Queen Helped Stop Scottish ‘Ominous’ Independence Yes Vote By Jonathan Cook, December 17, 2014

Here are two intriguing, related articles in the Guardian on the Scottish independence referendum that achieve two seemingly contradictory goals.
First, they reveal that under pressure from the British PM, David Cameron, the Queen intervened in the referendum back in…

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The Mass Looting of Pension Plans Begins as Federal Law Altered to Reduce Pension Payouts By J. D. Heyes, December 17, 2014

No doubt in a sop to their corporate masters, a bipartisan group of lawmakers reached a deal just days ago to allow, for the first time, pension benefits of current retirees to be severely cut.
As reported by The Washington…

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Torture Report Confirms Team Bush War Crimes By Marjorie Cohn, December 17, 2014

Reading the 499-page torture report just released by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was a disgusting experience. Even after many years of writing books and articles about the Bush torture policy, I was unprepared for the atrocious pattern of…

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European Union Supports Terrorism, Deeply Involved in “Plot Targeting Syria” By Global Research News, December 17, 2014

Syria denounced yesterday’s statement made by EU foreign ministers on the situation in Syria as stressing the deep European involvement in the plot targeting Syria.
The EU statement, an official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said, also affirms…

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The Oil Coup By Mike Whitney, December 17, 2014

“John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, allegedly struck a deal with King Abdullah in September under which the Saudis would sell crude at below the prevailing market price. That would help explain why the price has been falling at…

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Israel Proposes Natural Gas Pipeline to Southern Europe By Steven MacMillan, December 17, 2014

Israel is pushing for the European Union (EU) to approve the construction of a pipeline running from the Middle Eastern country to supply Cyprus, Greece and Italy with natural gas. The proposed EastMed pipeline will carry gas from the Tamar…

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Russian Ruble Plummets Losing More Than 20% in a Day, Hitting New Dollar and Euro Lows By RT, December 17, 2014

No end seems to be in sight for the plight of the Russian ruble, which slumped to new record lows against hard currencies Tuesday. The EUR traded at 93.5 against the ruble, and the USD at 75.
The Russian stock…

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The Eric Garner Legacy: Policing in Modern America By Binoy Kampmark, December 16, 2014

US police forces have been caught off guard by the ground swell of protests against their tactics, notably against minorities.  The wearily grim figures of casualties among coloured communities is the primary cause. “Even if we didn’t know a Ferguson,…

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Russia Pivots to Eurasia for Trade and Military Alliances By Michael Hudson, December 16, 2014

Transcript of video interview with Prof. Michael Hudson (scroll down for video)
SHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore.
President Vladimir Putin is on his way to India…

United Nations Peacekeeper Soldiers Open Fire on Protesters in Haiti By Global Research News, December 16, 2014

Haitian police and UN peacekeepers have attacked protesters with live ammo and chemical agents as several thousand opposition supporters tried to march on the presidential palace, demanding new leadership. Clearly, UN peacekeepers aren’t used to protecting human rights.…

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44 Reasons To Believe Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer By Lloyd Burrell, December 16, 2014

Cell phones emit microwave radio-frequency radiation. Fact.
This radiation has the ability to penetrate our bodies. Fact.
Our governments do virtually nothing to protect us from these dangers. Fact.
And yet there is strong evidence, multiple peer reviewed studies, to…

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Palestinian Statehood: US feels the Heat on Palestine Vote at UN By Jonathan Cook, December 16, 2014

The floodgates have begun to open across Europe on recognition of Palestinian statehood. On Friday the Portuguese parliament became the latest European legislature to call on its government to back statehood, joining Sweden, Britain, Ireland, France and Spain.

In coming…

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Torture Architect Tries to Justify Program … Fails Miserably By Washington's Blog, December 16, 2014

One of the 2 main architects of the American torture program – Air Force psychologist James Mitchell (who personally waterboarded detainees) – still claims that torture produced actionable intelligence:
Mitchell, who admitted he is “biased,” said valuable intelligence was obtained,…

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The “Shape-Shifting Sheik” and the “Sydney Siege” By Tony Cartalucci, December 16, 2014

Suspect had multiple aliases, granted political asylum by Australian government, interviewed by Australian media, spent years as fake pro-Western “Shia’a cleric” condemning Iran and Syria before recently “converting” to Sunni and supporting ISIS.
Another embarrassing chapter has unfolded for Western…

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America on a War Footing: Three Members of Congress Just Reignited the Cold War While No One Was Looking By Dennis Kucinich, December 16, 2014

Late Thursday night, the House of Representatives unanimously passed a far-reaching Russia sanctions bill, a hydra-headed incubator of poisonous conflict. The second provocative anti-Russian legislation in a week, it further polarizes our relations with Russia, helping to cement a Russia-China…

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Unapproved GM Mosquitoes Being Shipped to US for Release By Christina Sarich, December 16, 2014

Are you aware that genetically modified mosquitoes are being set for release worldwide? Right after GM mosquitoes were let loose in Brazil, dengue fever cases spiked. Now, the Florida Keys are in danger of facing a similar fate. The mosquitoes…

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“Offensive” Online Comments Could Earn You a “Red Rating” By Paul Joseph Watson, December 16, 2014

Police departments across the United States are now using a program that mines Internet comments and social media posts to determine the “threat score” of a suspect before cops arrive on the scene.
Reuters reports that law enforcement authorities have…

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Imperialism and the Politics of Torture: Towards a Global Secret Police Force By Prof. James Petras, December 16, 2014

The US Senate Report documenting CIA torture of alleged terrorist suspects raises a number of fundamental questions about the nature and operations of the State, the relationship and the responsibility of the Executive Branch and Congress to the vast secret…

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Torture: CIA “Enhanced Interrogations” Have a Long History By Joseph Fitsanakis, December 16, 2014

The public controversy surrounding the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s summary-report on detentions and interrogations continues to feed media headlines. But, as veteran intelligence correspondent Jeff Stein notes in his Newsweek column, there is one crucial aspect missing from…

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Leader of African-American Community Organization Edward Pinkney Sentenced by Michigan Court By Abayomi Azikiwe, December 16, 2014

Berrien County Judge Sterling Schrock sentenced the leader of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO), Rev. Edward Pinkney, to 30-120 months in prison based on five felony counts of forgery by an all-white jury. The charges stemmed from a…

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Knee-Jerk Reaction to Sydney Hostage Siege By Stephen Lendman, December 16, 2014

Western media reported what happened as expected. Muslims are their targets of choice.
Saying an Islamic gunman took hostages in a Sydney cafe. A black and white flag with Arabic writing like those used by Islamic State (IS) terrorists reportedly…

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NATO’s General Breedlove about the “Long War” By Jim Miles, December 16, 2014

Evan Solomon, of CBC’s The House, recently had an interview with NATO’s current leading figure, four star General Philip Mark Breedlove, the seventeenth Supreme Allied Commander Europe.  It was a fairly benign interview with no hard questions posed to the…

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End of Israeli Occupation of Palestine? PLO Security Council Statehood Bid By Stephen Lendman, December 16, 2014

On Sunday, chief PLO negotiator/long time Israeli collaborator Saeb Erekat said resolution text language will be submitted Monday to Security Council members.
To end Israeli occupation within two years. Recognize Palestinian statehood. Within 1967 borders. With East Jerusalem its exclusive…

CIA Torture in Latin America. The Historical Record By Global Research News, December 15, 2014

This video production provides a historical insight on CIA torture practices in Latin America directed against “Communist terrorists”.  This record is of particular relevance in relation to the Senate report on CIA torture committed during the Bush administration. 
 ”The media…

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How ‘Awesome’ Is America? The Neocon Media Rant By Robert Parry, December 15, 2014

Fox News host Andrea Tantaros is facing some well-deserved ridicule for refuting the stomach-turning Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture by declaring that “The United States is awesome. We are awesome” and claiming that the Democrats and President Barack Obama…