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The Uncertain Future of Shale Gas: Report Casts Doubt on US Hydraulic Fracking Production Numbers By Steve Horn, October 31, 2014

Post Carbon Institute has published a report and multiple related resources calling into question the production statistics touted by promoters of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”). 
By calculating the production numbers on a well-by-well basis for shale gas and tight oil fields…

Global Systemic Economic Crisis 2015: The World is Defecting to the East? By Global Europe Anticipation Bulletin (GEAB), October 31, 2014

Two important facts emerge from the past four weeks’ news. First, China is becoming the world’s largest economic power, officially overtaking the US, based on GDP measured in purchasing power terms (IMF figures) of $17.61 trillion (compared to $17.4 trillion…

The Spreading of Ebola: Cui prodest? What is the Hidden Motive? By Alexander Mezyaev, October 31, 2014

No matter international emergency countermeasures, the Ebola goes on spreading. Seven states were hit by the decease as of October 25. Liberia, Sierra-Leone and Guinea are the epicenter and the hardest hit countries; the virus has also struck Nigeria, Senegal,…

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Canada: The Ottawa Shootings and the Derogation of Constitutional Rights. Did Zebaf-Bibeau Act Alone? By Mark Taliano, October 31, 2014

The tragic shooting of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo on October 22, 2014 at the War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada followed by a shoot-out at the House of Commons, and the death of the shooter, Michael Zebaf-Bibeau, serves as a catalyst…

Ethiopia: Amnesty International’s Report: Sensationalism Gone Wild By Daniel Berhane, October 31, 2014

Amnesty International made waves this week with its report alleging ”patterns of human rights violations” on the Oromos – a community to which the President of Ethiopia belongs.
The London-based rights group claimed:
“at least 5,000 Oromos have been arrested…

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US Government Sanitizes Vietnam War History By Marjorie Cohn, October 30, 2014

For many years after the Vietnam War, we enjoyed the “Vietnam syndrome,” in which US presidents hesitated to launch substantial military attacks on other countries. They feared intense opposition akin to the powerful movement that helped bring an end to…

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A “Cool Break” in Russia Bashing? Russia Wins “Battle of the Year” (BOTY) Breakdance Award By Global Research News, October 30, 2014

While the mainstream media bashes Russia and demonizes president Vladimir Putin, Predatorz from Russia wins the Battle of the Year Breakdance Award followed by a Korean team, Fusion MC in 2nd place.
With Russia receiving the BOTY award, the event…

VIDEO: State of Insecurity – Political Repression in Canada By William Ray, October 30, 2014

by Concordia University TV (CUTV)
The RCMP have quietly formed a homeland security department without the need for pesky legislation.
This program, INSET, or National Security Enforcement Team, is Canada wide and is already being used against social movements.

The End Of The Anti-War Movement? By Joseph Thomas, October 30, 2014

I have to wonder what’s up when only about 100 people turn out to meet and greet the President of The United States at an alleged anti-war rally in downtown San Francisco. There was at least five days advance notice,…

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The Naked Class Politics of Ebola By James Robb, October 30, 2014

Just as a glass prism differentiates sunlight into its component colours, corresponding to the different wavelengths, the Ebola crisis ravaging three West African countries has produced three distinct responses, corresponding to the three principal classes of capitalist society.
Ebola is…

Universities at the Service of Big Business and Military Interests. The Fate of Australia’s National University (ANU) By Binoy Kampmark, October 30, 2014

They don’t quite get it, but given their stance on education, the answer is simple.  Australia’s Abbott government have always had an elementary understanding of how tertiary education operates.  They are the wreckers who got to university on affordable, in…

The World Must Judge America’s Human Rights Abuses By Margaret Kimberley, October 30, 2014

Black people in this country are brutalized by police on a daily basis. That has always been true but thanks to modern technology there is a steady stream of proof caught on video. Accessing the internet means inevitably being confronted…

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South Korea’s Armed Forces to Remain Fully under US Military Command By Stuart Smallwood, October 30, 2014

The South Korean government announced last week the intention to put off once again the transfer of wartime operational control (OPCON) from the United States, this time until “the mid-2020s.” Until then South Korean troops will be under the command…

Google Survey: Majority of US Citizens Think US Gives Too Much to Israel By Robert Barsocchini, October 30, 2014

The majority of US citizens, according to a Google Consumer Survey (cited here), think the US gives too much aid to Israel:
Today 6 in 10 Americans believe the U.S. gives too much aid to Israel
Surveying Americans about U.S.…

Former Pro-GMO Biotech Scientist Admits GMOs Aren’t Safe, Refutes Claims by Monsanto By Christina Sarich, October 30, 2014

For how long will we need to go back and forth in this GMO battle before a sound conclusion is finally met? If you have been following the GMO debate at all, you probably realize that this issue will likely…

Mother of Michael Zehaf Bibeau’s Letter: My Son “was not Part of a [Jihadist] Organization… He Acted in Despair” By Global Research News, October 30, 2014

The following text is the full transcript of the open letter sent to Postmedia by Susan Bibeau, the mother of the Michael Zehaf Bibeau.  Emphasis added by GR 
“For me mental illness, is at the centre of this tragedy. …

Ebola: Government Agencies Scramble To Purchase Hazmat Suits By Paul Joseph Watson, October 30, 2014

Government agencies across the world are rushing to snap up protective gear as concerns about the spread of the Ebola virus continue to dominate, with Lakeland Industries announcing that it has received 1 million orders for Hazmat suits alone.
Lakeland …

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The Trade Unions and the Detroit Bankruptcy By Jerry White, October 30, 2014

The Detroit bankruptcy case, which will conclude with a federal judge’s November 7 ruling on the city’s restructuring plan, has brought to light once again the anti-working class character of the trade unions.
In their closing arguments before the federal…

Europe Threatened with Deflationary Spiral Amidst Slowdown in Global Economy By Barry Grey, October 30, 2014

New data released this week on the German economy has intensified fears that Europe’s euro zone is slipping into its third recession in six years and may have entered a downward deflationary spiral of the type that led to the…

United Nation’s World Food Security Committee Puts Corporate Profit Before Human Right to Food By Global Research News, October 30, 2014

The IUF and representatives of indigenous peoples, farmers and NGOs taking part in the 2014 Committee on World Food Security (CFS) have sharply criticized the Committee’s newly adopted Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems for placing corporate…

Humanity: The Able but Unwilling Species By John Kozy, October 30, 2014

When philosophers have considered miracles, their possibility was usually the concern. Were miracles possible? Some thought so, some not. But answers to that question didn’t tell us anything about human beings themselves. That a revered godhead made miraculous things happen…

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Japan Reacts to Worsening Fukushima Disaster By … Reopening Nuclear Plant Next to Active Volcano By Washington's Blog, October 29, 2014

Scientists warned that an earthquake could take out Fukushima. The Japanese ignored the warning … and even tore down the natural seawall which protected Fukushima from tidal waves.
Fukushima is getting worse.  And see this and this.
Have the Japanese…

Martial Law? The Official Ebola Story Doesn’t Smell Right By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, October 29, 2014

The federal government has announced that thousands of additional US soldiers are being sent to Liberia.  General Gary Volesky said the troops would “stamp out” ebola.
The official story is that combat troops are being sent to build treatment structures…

More Media Disinformation? FCC Proposes Greater Media Consolidation
How the Washington Press Turned Bad By Robert Parry, October 29, 2014

Following the death last week of legendary Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee at age 93, there have been many warm remembrances of his tough-guy style as he sought “holy shit stories,” journalism that was worthy of the old-fashioned demand,…

Racism and Segregation in Israel: Under Israeli Apartheid, Palestinians Cannot Ride Israeli Buses By Ben Norton, October 29, 2014

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has officially banned Palestinians from traveling on Israeli-run public transportation in the West Bank, according to anew report by Haaretz, Israel’s most prominent newspaper.
The new apartheid law dictates that Palestinians cannot take buses that…

Monsanto Agritech Lobbying for the TTIP: Britain Spearheads Campaign to Make European GMO Regulation Meaningless By Colin Todhunter, October 29, 2014

As Washington’s trusted lapdog, the UK is spearheading US agritech’s drive to get genetically modified (GM) food into Europe. Officials, politicians, academics and media outlets have been co-opted by and are colluding with the GMO agritech industry [1-6]. These people…

Risky Business: “Easy Money”. Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Loosens Lending on Mortgages By Mike Whitney, October 29, 2014

Here we go again.
Last week, the country’s biggest mortgage lenders scored a couple of key victories that will allow them to ease lending standards, crank out more toxic assets, and inflate another housing bubble.  Here’s what’s going on.

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The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil and the Attack on U.S. Democracy By Lars Schall and Prof Peter Dale Scott, October 29, 2014

Peter Dale Scott, one of the most perceptive and provocative political-historical thinkers of our time, addresses in this podcast interview the Deep State in the United States and the common patterns of the two great events in American history in…

Growing Uprising Across Haiti to Demand Resignation of President Michel Martelly By Isabelle Papillon and Kim Ives, October 29, 2014

The uprising across Haiti to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly grew again this week with massive marches in the capital and several towns on Oct. 26, 2014, the date on which Martelly had promised elections earlier this year.…

Japan: Doctors Threatened to Lose Right to Practice for Linking Illnesses to Fukushima By Arnie Gundersen, October 29, 2014

Arnie Gundersen of Fairewinds Energy Education on Radio Ecoshock, released Oct 29, 2014:
Alex Smith, host of RadioEcoshock (at 10:30 in): We’ve heard almost nothing about the impacts [of the Fukushima catastrophe] on people in that region. There are accounts…

New Book Sheds Further Light on US Government Protection of Ex-Nazis By Thomas Gaist, October 29, 2014

A new book published Tuesday, The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler’s Men, by New York Times journalist Eric Lichtblau, details the close relations developed by the US government with Nazi war criminals during and…

Elections USA: The 2012 Politics of Fantasy
After the US Election, an Escalation of the Mideast War By Bill Van Auken, October 29, 2014

Last week, the Pentagon announced the death of a 19-year-old Marine, the first fatality among the estimated 1,900 US troops currently deployed in the new US war in the Middle East. This will undoubtedly be only the first of many…

Housing Recovery? Homeownership Rate Has Fallen to the Lowest Level in 19 Years By Michael Snyder, October 29, 2014

We just learned that the homeownership rate in the United States has fallen to the lowest level in 19 years.  But of course this is not a new trend.  As you will see in this article, the homeownership rate in…

Media Language that “Disappears the Palestinians” By Jonathan Cook, October 29, 2014

The Guardian has about the best coverage to be found in the mainstream media of the Israel-Palestine conflict – which tells you quite how bad everyone else is.
Today the paper’s readers’ editor, Chris Elliott, ponders complaints about its coverage.…

Flashpoint in Ukraine. How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III By Dr. Ludwig Watzal, October 29, 2014

The Ukrainian national elections have produced the expected results. The West-oriented parties won. Surprisingly, President Poroshenko’s party and the party of the radical anti-Russian Yatsenyuk, the U.S. favorite, who carried a head-to-head-race, both ended up with 22 percent of the…

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Crony Capitalism, Empire and America’s Military Industrial Complex By Dr. Gary G. Kohls, October 29, 2014

In his 1960 farewell address, the moderate Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower tried to warn us naïve and trusting Americans about the nefarious agendas of the amoral, pro-corporate, pro-war, imperialistic military/industrial (i.e., corporate)/national security/congressional complex (especially the weapons industries, the…

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Rethinking the North Korean “Collapse Narrative”. The Most Demonized Country Worldwide By Michael Welch, Henri Feron, and Dr. Kiyul Chung, October 29, 2014

“Ever since the US has lost the war militarily, i.e., signed the Armistice Agreement in July 27, 1953, they’ve instead chosen a war propaganda strategy by mobilizing the whole global media (i.e., their globally-monopolized mainstream media) to demonize(isolate) the North…

Spying on Americans: Police Scanners Everywhere...
US Patriot Act: Government Spying Powers Used for Terrorism Only 0.5% of the Time By Mark Jaycox, October 29, 2014

The Patriot Act continues to wreak its havoc on civil liberties. Section 213 was included in the Patriot Act over the protests of privacy advocates and granted law enforcement the power to conduct a search while delaying notice to the…

Civil Forfeiture Out of Control: US Government Robs Restaurant Owner for $33,000 By Joshua Krause, October 29, 2014

For decades, Americans used to be able to joke about the corrupt nature of police in other countries. The law enforcement in places like Mexico became notorious for their highway extortion antics, especially towards tourists. Countries like Russia are so…

Canada’s Heart of Darkness. Democracy and Civility Foregone? By Jim Miles, October 29, 2014

Once upon a time, Canada was able to create  the illusion that it was the “peaceable kingdom”, an illusion accepted domestically and arguably by most of the rest of the world.  This history has  been well discredited with newer historical…

The Long Withdrawal: The Defeated Leave Afghanistan By Binoy Kampmark, October 29, 2014

“The problem of Islamic extremism was there before we went into Afghanistan and is going to be with us for a long time.”  (Michael Fallon, UK Defence Secretary, The Telegraph, Oct 26, 2014)
The flags of two powers – that…

GM Crops and the Rat Digestive Tract: Is GM Food Safe for Animals and Humans? By Global Research News, October 29, 2014

by I.M. Zdziarski,  J.W. Edwards,  J.A. Carman , J.I. Haynes 

The aim of this review is to examine the relationship between genetically modified (GM) crops and health, based on histopathological investigations of the digestive tract in rats. We reviewed…

The US' clumsy balancing act between backing Hong Kong protesters rhetorically and hiding its support financially, comes to a head. By Tony Cartalucci, October 28, 2014

For the United States, so-called “color revolution” used to be a specialty until recently. The Western media has delighted in exposing the US State Department’s role  in the wake of successful political subversion around the world via the National Endowment…

Fight the Enemies of Truth: Support the Spread of Knowledge By Global Research, October 28, 2014

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie — deliberate, contrived and dishonest — but the myth — persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic.” – JFK
“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion…

US War, Inc. America Stuck in the Vicious Circle of the War Economy By Perry Miller, October 28, 2014

Ike at his desk in the White House. An unexpected source of truth about the nation’s reality. (click to expand)
In 1961, President Eisenhower, after two terms in office did what no other president could have. During his farewell address,…

The Power of Fantasy: Bioterrorism, ISIS and Ebola Mania By Binoy Kampmark, October 28, 2014

Does demagoguery have an inventive side?  Only if you assume semi-literacy is virtuous, and that imagination lies in the name of the manipulative.  The combination of both Ebola and terrorism are the evil twins of the same security dilemma. It…

“Fake Science”: Biotech’s Studies on GMOs are Flawed, Inaccurate By Christina Sarich, October 28, 2014

Remember when doctors and scientists told us cigarettes were safe, with doctors even showing up on commercials puffing away? Or how about when Vietnam Vets were told that being sprayed with Agent Orange wouldn’t cause them any significant health problems? …

Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Call on Obama to Release CIA Torture Report By RT News, October 28, 2014

Twelve winners of the Nobel Peace Prize have urged fellow laureate, US President Barack Obama, to release a Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s post-9/11 Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation Program, also known as the torture report.
The laureates revealed…

Police Brutality can only be Ended when Officers Face Justice By Richard Sudan, October 28, 2014

Institutions paid for by the public must always be held to account, especially when we entrust public servants like the police with a responsibility to ensure that the most vulnerable in society are protected. Sadly, the opposite is often the…

Iran's Intelligence Ministry arrested 20 People allegedly associated with the Assassinations of Nuclear Scientists
How a US and International Atomic Energy Agency Deception Haunts the Nuclear Talks By Gareth Porter, October 28, 2014

In 2008, the Bush administration and a key IAEA official agreed on a strategy of misrepresenting Iran’s position on the authenticity of intelligence documents, which they used to establish an official narrative of Iran “stonewalling” the IAEA investigation. That narrative…

Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in 2007 Baghdad Killings – US Government Rewarding War Crimes with Millions in Contracts By Pratap Chatterjee, October 28, 2014

A federal jury has found three formerBlackwater contractors guilty of manslaughter and a fourth guilty of murderfor killing 17 Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nissour Square on September 16, 2007. The men were private security guards hired to provide security to U.S.…

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Τhe Transnational Elite and the New World Order (NWO) By Takis Fotopoulos, October 28, 2014

This article attempts a brief historical description of the emergence of the New World Order (NWO) based on neoliberal globalization, in the last thirty or so years ago. The Transnational Elite is defined in this context as a network of…

“Humanitarian Warfare” against the DPRK or “Conflict Resolution”? The UN Human Rights Inquiry on North Korea By Ronda Hauben, October 28, 2014

A small demonstration that took place across the street from the UN on Wednesday, October 22 was a sign of the problem represented by the Commission of Inquiry (COI) report by the UN Human Rights Council on North Korea. The…

Ebola Nurse Treated “Like a Criminal” in New Jersey Quarantine By Patrick Martin, October 28, 2014

New Jersey state authorities abruptly released Kaci Hickox Monday after a three-day involuntary quarantine ordered by Governor Chris Christie. A nurse who had worked caring for Ebola patients in West Africa, Hickox was detained Friday at Newark International Airport and…

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ISIS: America’s Terrorist Mercenaries By Tony Cartalucci, October 28, 2014

Generally historical revision takes place long after events unfold and the victors attempt to bury humiliating or inconvenient truths. Today, in the age of information, these would-be victors are finding it increasingly necessary to revise history in real-time through a…

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United States, European Union Hail Election Staged by Ultra-right Regime in Ukraine By Niles Williamson, October 28, 2014

On Monday, the US and the European Union hailed Ukraine’s parliamentary elections, held Sunday, as a “victory” for democracy. Spokesmen for Washington and the European powers ignored the bloody assault being carried out by the Kiev regime against pro-Russian cities…

Police State USA: 15 Signs that We Live During a Time of Rampant Government Paranoia By Michael Snyder, October 28, 2014

How does it feel to live under a government that is getting even more paranoid with each passing day?  Yes, we live in a world that is becoming increasingly unstable, but that is no excuse for how ultra-paranoid the federal…

Police State Targets Dissidents: Government To “Impose Extreme Disruption Orders On Individuals” By Mac Slavo, October 28, 2014

The battle for hearts and minds is on and the elite are getting fed up with citizen proles who believe it a right to speak freely and openly about their ideologies and criticisms of government policies.
Their attempts to control…

Ebola Can Survive For Months On Surfaces By Kurt Nimmo, October 28, 2014

The deadly virus can survive for more than seven weeks on certain surfaces according to research conducted by the UK’s Defense Science and Technology Laboratory.
Tests performed prior to the latest Ebola outbreak in 2010 showed the Zaire strain lived…

Victoire Ingabire. Challenging the Official Rwanda Genocide Story By Ann Garrison, October 28, 2014

KPFA Weekend News Anchor: Rwandan political prisoner Victoire Ingabire’s appeal of her 15 year sentence has been accepted by the African Court of Human and People’s Rights.  KPFA’s Ann Garrison has the story.  
KPFA Ann Garrison: Rwandan political prisoner Victoire …

Contaminating Confucius: Christianity in China By Sandhya Jain, October 28, 2014

Bismarck understood that the meaning of the concept of separation of Church and State was not that the State should have no religion, nor even that it should not discriminate between citizens on the basis of religion. It was that…

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Canada: Decoding Harper’s Terror Game. Beneath the Masks and Diversions By Prof. John McMurtry, October 28, 2014

Stephen Harper is the most deeply reviled Prime Minister in Canada’s history. On the world stage, he is the servant of Big Oil boiling oil out of tar-sands to destroy major river systems and pollute the planet

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Open Letter to the BBC on Rwanda: The Untold Story By Charles Kambanda, October 28, 2014

TO:  Mr. Tony Hall,
Director of BBC,  Broadcasting House, London, UK
FROM: Charles KM Kambanda, PhD.
Attorney and Counsel-at-law,
New York, US
October, 15th, 2014
I am writing to you as a Rwandan researcher, human rights defender and an…

How Israel is Turning Gaza into a Super-Max Prison By Jonathan Cook, October 28, 2014

It is astonishing that the reconstruction of Gaza, bombed into the Stone Age according to the explicit goals of an Israeli military doctrine known as “Dahiya”, has tentatively only just begun two months after the end of the fighting.

Scientific Data Points to Government-Made Anthrax By Barbara Hatch_Rosenberg and Martin Hugh-Jones, October 28, 2014

FBI documents released to the public in 2011 contain strong evidence that the anthrax spores used in the letter attacks of 2001 had been prepared previously for U.S. biodefense purposes. We have recently compiled and analyzed the documents, which contain…

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Are Vulture Funds a US Tool Against Argentina in an Energy War With Russia? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, October 28, 2014

Argentine President Kirchner tells U.N. General Assembly that the roots of terrorism run deep, calling on member states — and particularly the U.S. — to address the policy-linked and economic issues that give rise to violent extremism.

 Argentina took a…

Netanyahu Makes Contingency Plans to Deal with Possible European Trade Embargo By Anthony Bellchambers, October 27, 2014

As Israel’s government makes urgent contingency plans to deal with a possible trade embargo from Europe, its President attends a commemoration of the massacre of 49 civilians including many women and children, in the Arab village of Kafr Qasim, just…

Economic Collapse? How Will The Stock Market React To The End Of Quantitative Easing? By Michael Snyder, October 27, 2014

It is widely expected that the Federal Reserve is going to announce the end of quantitative easing this week.  Will this represent a major turning point for the stock market?  As you will see below, since 2008 stocks have risen…

US Media: Treating Putin Like a Lunatic By Robert Parry, October 27, 2014

When reading the New York Times on many foreign policy issues, it doesn’t take a savant to figure out what the newspaper’s bias is. Anything, for instance, relating to Russian President Vladimir Putin drips of contempt and hostility.
Rather than…

Monstersanto Brings You… Cola In A Can By Isa Esasi and Colin Todhunter, October 27, 2014

Welcome to Superstore Supercon. Buy one, get two free. False promises and crushed hope that is.  
From the people that brought the world the wonders of Agent Orange, aspartame, PCB, DDT, dioxin and various other completely harmless poisons, we bring…

Ebola Cases Surpass 10,000 in West Africa While United States Politicians Impose Quarantines By Abayomi Azikiwe, October 27, 2014

World Health Organization (WHO) officials announced on Oct. 24 that the numbers of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases are now in excess of 10,000. Most victims came down with the disease in three West African states: Guinea, Sierra Leone and…

Compelling Evidence of Ebola Fraud in the United States. Plasma Transfusion By Prof Jason Kissner, October 27, 2014

This article discusses compelling—and very nearly conclusive—evidence of Ebola fraud in the United States. The evidence we now have indicates, by force of deductive logic, that it cannot possibly be true that Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol were both…

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Finally Admits that Ebola Can Float through the Air … 3 Feet By Washington's Blog, October 27, 2014

We’ve noted for some time that Ebola can be spread by aerosols to frontline healthcare workers.
The CDC is finally admitting this fact.
The CDC put out a new poster stating:
Droplet spread happens when germs traveling inside droplets that…

US Patent Application for Ebola Virus – Five Years Ago Today By Lori Price, October 27, 2014

Below is a screenshot depicting the US government’s application for the Ebola Bundibugyo (EboBun) virus.
PATENT – Human Ebola Virus Species and Compositions and Methods Thereof – US 20120251502 A1 – ABSTRACT: Compositions and methods including and related to the…

Kuwait Boycotts International Companies Working with Israel in the Occupied Territories By Middle East Monitor, October 27, 2014

The Palestinian Ministry of Trade and Industry has opened a legal investigation to determine which companies deal with Israel in the occupied territories at the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs after it had been informed by the Organisation…

US Dominion Farms’ Land Grab in Kenya Destroyed Farmers’ Livelihoods, Blocked Community Access to Water By Grain, October 27, 2014

Yala Swamp (Photo: Janak Communications)
“When Burgess came, we did not object to him taking the lands that had already been allocated to the Government years before for the development of an experimental farm,” says Erastus Odindo, a local farmer.…

Bought Journalism? The “Russian Submarine in Swedish Waters” Story and the Decay of Security Policy Journalism By Jan Oberg, October 27, 2014

Sweden ends its search for the unmentionable
This morning the Swedish defence solemnly called off its search for whatever it thought it was searching.
That was what was predicted in TFF PressInfo # 285 two days ago:
”For the above…

Heavy Shelling Erupts Near Ukraine’s Donetsk By Press TV, October 27, 2014

Heavy gunfire has erupted near Ukraine’s eastern volatile city of Donetsk, where Ukrainian government troops are fighting pro-Russia forces.

The gunfire took place on Monday, a day after Ukraine held parliamentary elections.
According to reports, several dozen Grad rockets landed…

Right-wing Nationalist Parties Dominate Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections By Andrea Peters, October 27, 2014

Parliamentary elections in Ukraine Sunday delivered victories to a number of right-wing nationalist parties in a vote that was boycotted by the vast majority of the electorate in the country’s east. Exit polls indicate that the Bloc of Petro Poroshenko,…

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Big Oil, Qataris, Saudis Lick Lips As US ‘Fights ISIS’ By Bombing Syrian Pipelines By Brandon Turbeville, October 27, 2014

In yet another example of the infantile nature of NATO propaganda regarding the Syrian crisis, it is now being reported in the mainstream media that the United States must bomb Syrian oil pipelines in order to defeat the ISIS threat…