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Haiti: Time for Clinton and Co to Pack and Go By Dady Chery, December 20, 2014

Once more, we have tasted salt. We have mourned our dead from the earthquake and the cholera epidemic. The collective depression, the temporary zombification has lifted. It is time to evict the occupier and pursue the traitors and enemies of…

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Non-Violence and the Lost Message of Jesus. There is no such Thing as a ‘Just War’ By Mairead Maguire, December 20, 2014

In this column, Mairead Maguire, peace activist from Northern Ireland and Nobel Peace Laureate 1976, argues that in a world that has moved far from the Christic life of non-violence, a clear message and unambiguous proclamation is needed from spiritual…

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Ruble Takedown Exposes Cracks in Putin’s Defense By Mike Whitney, December 20, 2014

“The plunge of the Russian currency this week is the drastic outcome of policies implemented by the major imperialist powers to force Russia to submit to American and European imperialism’s neo-colonial restructuring of Eurasia. Punishing the Putin regime’s interference with…

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What Putin is not Telling Us: The Raid on the Ruble was supposed to be a Checkmate. It’s Not By Pepe Escobar, December 20, 2014

Even facing what under any circumstances is a perfect storm; President Putin delivered an extremely measured performance at his annual press conference and Q&A marathon.
The perfect storm evolves in two fronts; an overt economic war – as in siege…

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Ebola, We Hardly Knew You: Three Lessons from the Hysteria By Bob Hennelly, December 20, 2014

This article was first published by WhoWhatWhy
Ebola slipped from interrupting regular programming status almost as fast as it surfaced in a frenzy of hysterical reporting about Americans who might die from it.
Yet the largest outbreak in history isn’t…

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Fidel Castro’s Legacy By Stephen Lendman, December 20, 2014

At age 88, he’s Cuba’s elder statesman. A legend in his own time and then some. Defying critics. Outwitting them. Outliving them. 
This article a snapshot of some of his achievements. Impressive by any standard.
On the 50th anniversary of…

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Regime Change In Cuba By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, December 20, 2014

Normalization of relations with Cuba is not the result of a diplomatic breakthrough or a change of heart on the part of Washington.  Normalization is a result of US corporations  seeking profit opportunities in Cuba, such as developing broadband Internet…

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Russian Roulette: Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives By Ellen Brown, December 20, 2014

The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key…

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Israel, Netanyahu and Misuse of Holocaust By Binoy Kampmark, December 20, 2014

The iron hand crush’d the tyrant’s head,
And became a tyrant in his stead.
— William Blake, The Grey Monk
The use of historical suffering is standard fare for the descendants. The descendants of history’s victims tend to be the…

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Voices From The Ghosts of Vietnam Are Being Heard Again: Which Should We Listen To? By Danny Schechter, December 20, 2014

New York, New York: It’s been nearly 40 years since what the American media called “The Fall of Saigon” and the Vietnamese referred to as the Liberation. I saw it then as the Fall of Washington. 
The ghosts of Vietnam…

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Is There a Peace Partner in Israel? By Fadi Elhusseini, December 20, 2014

The path Abbas opted to take was not an easy one, especially given that it came in the aftermath of the Second Intifada with its many casualties and damage to Palestinian infrastructure, society and lives. [File photo of a clash…

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US to Veto Palestinian Statehood Bid By Stephen Lendman, December 20, 2014

Even a tepid one. Falling far short of what Palestinians deserve. it’s official. What Israel wants it gets. 
Asked about PLO Security Council draft text language, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said “(i)t is not something we would support.”
“We…

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Is US-NATO Preparing to Wage War on Russia? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, December 20, 2014

Is US-NATO Preparing to Wage War on Russia? The Wales NATO  Summit in September has set the stage.
Several military initiatives directed against the Russian Federation have been launched in the last few months including the conduct of war games…

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We’ve Known for 1,700 Years that Torture Produces False Confessions By Washington's Blog, December 19, 2014

Mark Costanzo (Claremont McKenna professor of psychology) and Ellen Gerrity (Duke University professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences) note in a study published in the journal Social Issues and Policy Review:
As early as the third century A.D., the great…

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US, NATO Boost Military Operations near Russia’s Borders: “Peace and Stability” according to Pentagon official By Press TV, December 19, 2014

The US military and its NATO allies have increased military operations near the borders of Russia in order to keep “peace and stability” in the region, a Pentagon official says.

The unnamed official told RIA Novosti on Tuesday that the…

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Movement against Fracking Wins as New York Bans Hydraulic Fracturing By Kevin Zeese, December 19, 2014

In a major victory for people who have been working to stop hydraulic fracturing for gas, known as fracking, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York announced a ban on fracking in New York State.
This would not have occurred had…

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Fixed Fortunes: Biggest US Corporate Political Interests Spend Billions, Get Trillions By Global Research News, December 19, 2014

Between 2007 and 2012, 200 of America’s most politically active corporations spent a combined $5.8 billion on federal lobbying and campaign contributions. A year-long analysis by the Sunlight Foundation suggests, however, that what they gave pales compared to what those…

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Deforestation: Community Land Grabs by Major Pulp and Paper Conglomerate in Indonesia By Forest Peoples Programme, December 19, 2014

Communities seeking redress for their lands, grabbed for pulpwood plantations in Sumatra, are let down by resolution process, reveals new report.
A new report reveals unresolved social conflicts over the pulpwood plantation of a major Indonesian company promising ‘No Deforestation’.…

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How Your Taxes Fund Corporations that Rig the U.S. Political System By J. D. Heyes, December 19, 2014

Most politically active Americans are aware of the massive amounts of money spent on political campaigns. And most are also aware that corporate dollars, which fund so-called superPACs (political action committees), give hundreds of millions every election cycle.
In fact,…

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Longstanding US Cuba Policy: Regime Change By Stephen Lendman, December 19, 2014

Obama is right. Sanctions don’t work. Not against Cuba. Russia. Iran or other countries. Provided they stay firm.  
Defending their sovereign rights. Cuba did admirably. For over half a century. Against US imperialism.
Its leadership a testimony to successful sovereign…

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Free Fall of the Ruble: Who’s Behind it? A Ploy of Russia’s Economic Wizards? Whose Chess Game? By Peter Koenig, December 19, 2014

The world is still hell-bent for hydrocarbon-based energy. Russia is one of the world’s largest producer of energy. Russia has recently announced that in the future she will no longer trade energy in US dollars, but in rubles and currencies…

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Global Systemic Financial Crisis 2015: Geopolitics, Oil and Currency Markets By Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin (GEAB), December 19, 2014

For almost two years, by combining various points of view (speculative, geopolitical, technological, economic, strategic and monetary…), we have continued to anticipate a major crisis in the entire oil sector.
Today, no one doubts the fact that we are actually…

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The Problem with Obama’s Cuba Speech By Matt Peppe, December 19, 2014

Six years into his Presidency, Barack Obama has finally taken steps he campaigned on in 2008 to normalize relations with Cuba. The new policy towards Cuba will include important changes including establishing formal diplomatic relations, removing Cuba from the list…

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Obama Increases Allowable Levels of Radiation in Drinking Water “Dramatically” By Christina Sarich, December 19, 2014

A Japanese government official has reported, “I was overwhelmed by the amount of contaminated water coming from the reactors, we must dump it in the ocean.” This isn’t such great news for the US since President Obama and the Environmental…

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The Crazy US ‘Group Think’ on Russia By Robert Parry, December 19, 2014

Has anyone in Official Washington thought through the latest foreign policy “group think,” the plan to destabilize nuclear-armed Russia? All the “smart” people, including the New York Times editors, are rubbing their hands with glee over the financial crisis being…

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US Governments Argument Against Barrett Brown “Should Chill Journalists to the Bone” By Derrick Broze, December 19, 2014

Journalist and activist Barrett Brown appeared in a Federal Court in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday. Brown was brought before Judge Sam Lindsay wearing the stereotypical orange jumpsuit. He only spoke a few times throughout the eight hour proceedings. Aside from…

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Ruble Takedown Exposes Cracks in Putin’s Defense By Mike Whitney, December 19, 2014

“The plunge of the Russian currency this week is the drastic outcome of policies implemented by the major imperialist powers to force Russia to submit to American and European imperialism’s neo-colonial restructuring of Eurasia. Punishing the Putin regime’s interference with…

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Australian Government Exploits Sydney Siege to Advance “War on Terror” By Peter Symonds, December 19, 2014

In the wake of Monday’s hostage standoff in a central Sydney cafe, the entire Australian media and political establishment has backed the federal government’s announcement of a “review” in order to justify a raft of draconian new measures. From the…

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Sony Hack Reinvigorates Support for Privacy-Busting CISPA-Style Legislation By Paul Joseph Watson, December 19, 2014

The Sony hack attack has reinvigorated support for privacy-busting CISPA-style cybersecurity legislation that was previously considered dead, prompting calls to make the issue a top priority in 2015.
With the White House declaring the hack to be a “national security…

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Sony Hack Blamed on North Korea Bears Hallmarks of U.S. Intelligence Operation By Kurt Nimmo, December 19, 2014

The Obama administration considers Sony’s inability to secure its computer network and allowing unknown hackers access to confidential information to be a serious breach of national security.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest did not say North Korea was responsible for…

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Bloomberg News Blames Putin for Russia’s Economic Problems By Eric Zuesse, December 19, 2014

On December 17th, Bloomberg News bannered “Putin’s Secret Gamble on Reserves Backfires Into Currency Crisis” and reported that,
“As President Putin exulted at the Winter Olympics in Sochi 10 months ago, aides assured him Russia was rich enough to withstand…

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Torture in Israeli Prisons By Stephen Lendman, December 19, 2014

Washington and Israel replicate each other’s worst crimes. A previous article discussed a UN Committee Against Torture report.
Citing grave US civil and human rights abuses. Including systematic use of torture. Senate Intelligence Committee members confirmed it. In highly redacted…

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Financial Market Manipulation Is The New Trend: Can It Continue? By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, December 19, 2014

A dangerous new trend is the successful manipulation of the financial markets by the Federal Reserve, other central banks, private banks, and the US Treasury. The Federal Reserve reduced real interest rates on US government debt obligations first to zero…

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Empire of Chaos By Jim Miles, December 19, 2014

The best writers, the best recorders of historical information are those that are inside the arenas of conflict, whether it is military or economic.  The likes of Robert Fisk, Franklin Lamb, Chris Hedges, Alex Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair have…

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The End of Democracy in the Republic of Korea: Imminent Threat To Political Expression and Civil Rights By Inder Comar and Prof Michel Chossudovsky, 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…