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French President Hollande Announces Lebanese Arms Deal in Saudi Arabia By Rosa Shahnazarian, January 03 2014

French President François Hollande traveled to Saudi Arabia to meet with Saudi and Lebanese officials on Sunday and Monday. He was accompanied by 30 top business leaders and four ministers, including Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le …

Iraq Slides Toward Civil War By Bill Van Auken, January 03 2014

Heavy fighting erupted Thursday between Iraqi government troops and Sunni militants who seized large parts of Fallujah and Ramadi, two cities in Iraq’s western Anbar province that were at the center of the armed resistance to the US occupation a …

Volgograd and the Conquest of Eurasia: Has the House of Saud seen its Stalingrad? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, January 03 2014
If there is anything the House of Saud knows well, it is rounding up Al Qaeda terrorists at the service of Washington. The House of Saud has also played a role in destabilizing the Russian Federation and organizing terrorist attacks inside Russia.
“The Bangkok Shutdown”: Regime Plans to Counter Protest Movement with Police and Pro-Thaksin Mobs By Tony Cartalucci, January 03 2014

In a last desperate bid to cling to power, the regime plans to once again bus in mobs of its fanatical “red shirts” on January 13, 2014, just as anti-regime protesters announced plans to stage a massive, city-wide rally on

How Many Scientists Fabricate and Falsify Research? By Global Research News, January 02 2014

by Daniele Fanelli 

The image of scientists as objective seekers of truth is periodically jeopardized by the discovery of a major scientific fraud. Recent scandals like Hwang Woo-Suk’s fake stem-cell lines [1] or Jan Hendrik Schön’s duplicated graphs [2] showed

The Shift towards an Authoritarian Future: Why the West Slowly Abandons its Civil Liberties By Werner de Gruijter, January 02 2014

By Werner de Gruijter, Arnout Krediet and Sven Jense

Politicians on both sides of the Atlantic who construct an image of toughness – tough on crime, on terrorism, on humanistic-inspired idealism etc. – are tapping into a sensitive spot that

Fraud and Media Apologia: Why Aren’t Big Bankers in Jail? By Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), January 02 2014

By Janine Jackson

The man in charge of a bank that engaged in massive mortgage fraud chatted with a corporate media host (CNBC Squawk on the Street, 7/12/13) about the fact that virtually none of those who enriched …

A Global Contract: The Case for World Citizenship By Greg Guma, January 02 2014

By Garry Davis and Greg Guma

Bold proposals to prevent war and enlarge the scope of human freedom have been advanced for centuries. Even before the industrial revolution transformed aggression from a regional tragedy into a global threat, philosophers and

Bank of Israel’s Governor Stanley Fisher Nominated Federal Reserve Vice Chairman By Stephen Lendman, January 02 2014

Napoleon was no democrat. He had his own ideas about conquest and dominance. He knew a thing or two about money power. He said:

“When a government is dependent for money upon the bankers, they and not the government leaders …

Monsanto Roundup: The Impacts of Glyphosate Herbicide on Human Health. Pathways to Modern Diseases By Global Research News, January 02 2014

by Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff 

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup®, is the most popular herbicide used worldwide.

The industry asserts it is minimally toxic to humans, but here we argue otherwise.

Residues are found in the main foods

Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs), Extremely Low-Frequency (ELF) and Radiofrequency (RF): What are the Health Impacts? By Global Research News, January 02 2014

by Alex Quinn

Particularly now that wireless communications are so closely integrated into our daily lives, electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are all around us.

Our cities, especially the larger ones, are perpetually shrouded in an invisible electrosmog, a ‘sea’ of EMFs …

Clues to Future Snowden Leaks Found In His Past By Washington's Blog, January 02 2014

Work for Covert NSA Facility at University of Maryland May Be Hint

Only a tiny fraction of Snowden’s documents have been published.

What’s still to come?

We believe one hint comes from Snowden’s past as a security specialist at one …

The Higher Education Bubble: Student Debts and the Bankers’ New Socially Engineered Trap By 21st Century Wire, January 02 2014

According to recent figures from the National Bureau of Statistics, there is only one job vacancy for every five college graduate applicants in America today. In the last 15 years, college tuition in the US has risen a staggering 900%,

Social Mobilization and the Transnational Protest Movement By Socialist Project, January 02 2014

by Mario Candeias

Triggered by the Arab Spring (LuXemburg 1/2011), a series of transnational movements, such as the Indignants and Occupy Wall Street, began gathering pace in 2011 in Europe, Turkey, the U.S., Chile and Brazil. The events are being

War From Above: Domestic Drones Patrolling the Skies of America By Richard Hugus, January 02 2014
The police hope to have drones able to fire “non-lethal weapons” at people they deem to be involved in criminal activity. Non-lethal weapons will soon become lethal weapons and the US will be trying and executing citizens at home as it has done elsewhere without even a hint of due process.
Thailand: “Men-in-Black” Gunmen Were Regime Police By Tony Cartalucci, January 02 2014

CAPO also confirmed to have lied about “police dressed as protesters,” in yet another egregious episode exposing Shinawatra regime as illegitimate and intolerable. 

January 2, 2014 (Tony Cartalucci) – It is now confirmed that black-clad gunmen seen atop the Labour

The Liberation of the Syrian City of Adra. Held Hostage by US Sponsored Death Squads By Prof. Tim Anderson, January 02 2014
The Syrian Arab Army had been progressively liberating a huge civilian population held hostage for more than two weeks by thousands of foreign-backed armed fighters, most notably the al Qaeda-linked Jabhat al Nusra.
Israel bans European NGOs by claiming they represent Hamas By The Palestinian Information Center, January 02 2014

Hebrew media sources said that Israel’s war minister Moshe Ya’alon has outlawed the Council for European Palestinian Relations (CEPR), a Belgian non-profit organization, and the European Campaign to Remove the Siege on the Gaza Strip.

Haaretz newspaper claimed in its …

The Roots of the Crisis in South Sudan, Opening Salvos of the Arab Spring By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, January 02 2014
Neoliberalism and the End of Shorter Work Hours By Christoph Hermann, January 02 2014

While in previous crises shorter work hours were discussed as a measure to combat growing unemployment, an astonishing feature of the current economic downturn from 2007 on was that work time reductions were nowhere on the political agenda. Not even …

‘Happy News Year’: Looking Beyond Top Stories to Examine Our News System By Danny Schechter, January 01 2014

At year end, the news agenda fills up with stories on top stories, a chance for networks to repackage footage or highlight favorite newsmakers. These stories rarely look at the news system that picks them or why.

There are two …

Greatest Threat To World Peace: The United States of America By Sarah Lazare, January 01 2014

Over 12 years into the so-called “Global War on Terror,” the United States appears to be striking terror into the hearts of the rest of the world.

In their annual End of Year survey, Win/Gallup International found that

Thailand Protest Movement Plans to “Shut Down Bangkok” By Tony Cartalucci, January 01 2014

In protest of unelected dictator Thaksin Shinawatra and his proxy regime led by his own nepotist-appointed sister Yingluck Shinawatra, anti-regime protesters plan to shut down Thailand’s capital of Bangkok starting on Monday, January 13, 2014. 

The necessity of continued mass

Israel Ready to Invade Gaza. Planned Attack Would “Exact a Heavy Toll” By Timothy Alexander Guzman, January 01 2014

The state of Israel is ready for another war in Gaza following incidents in the Israeli-Gaza borders where it claims that numerous rockets were fired from the Gaza by terrorists groups according to The Times of Israel.

“Defense Minister Moshe

Syria asks UN Security Council to Prosecute Turkey for Supporting Al Qaeda Terrorists By Press TV, January 01 2014

Damascus has officially asked the UN Security Council to prosecute Turkey and all countries that support the militants operating in Syria.

In a letter to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that was released on Monday, Syria’s Ambassador to the

Deregulating and Privatizing Postal Services in Europe By Christoph Hermann, January 01 2014

In 2013, a fifteen year process of the liberalization of postal services in the European Union came to a preliminary end as the last member states abolished the remaining sections of the national post monopolies.[1] In theory, any private company

Snowden reveals Massive National Security Agency Hacking Unit By Robert Stevens, January 01 2014

The US National Security Agency (NSA) runs an Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO), described by Germany’s Der Spiegel as the “NSA’s top operative unit—something like a squad of plumbers that can be called in when normal access to a …

Inconsistencies and Unanswered Questions: The Risks of Trusting the Snowden Story By Kevin Ryan, January 01 2014

Last June, Glenn Greenwald at The Guardian revealed that Edward Snowden was the NSA insider behind “one of the most significant leaks in US political history.” Snowden explained his motivations through Greenwald by saying, “There are more important things than …

Is The NSA Quartering “Digital” Troops Within Our Homes? By Washington's Blog, January 01 2014

We have extensively documented that the U.S. government is trampling virtually every single Constitutional right set forth in the Bill of Rights.

One of the few rights which we thought the government still respects is the the 3rd Amendment, which …

The Destabilization of Africa. A Machiavellian Intrigue of Colossal Proportions By Carla Stea, January 01 2014

On December 24th 2013, the United Nations Security Council voted to increase peacekeeping forces in South Sudan, whose independence from the North US-NATO powers celebrated only recently.  Democratic elections in South Sudan did not, however, lead to peace and stability. 

The Most Radical Conservative Regime: Bolivia under Evo Morales By Prof. James Petras, December 31 2013

Significant changes in Latin America have mystified writers, journalists, academics and policy-makers who purport to comment on developments in Latin America .  The case of Bolivia and two term President Evo Morales (2006 – 2014) is illustrative of the utter

Syria Insurgents are being Directed by NATO, Gulf Officers from a Secret Command HQ in Jordan By Global Research News, December 31 2013

A secret operations command centre in Jordan, staffed by western and Arab military officials, has given vital support to rebels fighting on Syria’s southern front, providing them with weapons and tactical advice on attacking regime targets.

Rebel fighters and opposition …

Iranian Parliament: Tehran Does Not Officially Recognize the Geneva-2 Talks on Syria By Global Research News, December 31 2013

Vice-Speaker of Majlis (Parliament) Hojjat al-Islam Mohammad-Hassan Abu-Torabifard on Tuesday said that Iran does not officially recognize the West’s Geneva 2 talks on Syria and does not insist on attending it.

According to IRNA, he said: “Vigilance of the Syrian

2014: A Special Message to Global Research Readers – Best Wishes for a Peaceful New Year By Global Research and Global Research, December 31 2013
War continues to be waged across the globe at unprecedented rates. In turn, a large share of the nations’ resources (particularly in the US) is channeled towards the production of advanced weapons systems to the detriment of education, health and housing.
The Effects of Genetically Modified Foods on Animal Health By Rady Ananda, December 31 2013

In what is being described as the first ever and most comprehensive study of the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers have linked organ damage with consumption of Monsanto’s GM maize.

All three varieties of GM corn, …

“Passport to Freedom”, World Government of World Citizens: Garry Davis vs. National Borders By Greg Guma, December 31 2013

(Note: A memorial service for Garry Davis will be held at Burlington City Arts in Burlington, Vermont on January 5, 2014 at 3 p.m.)

In September 1948, when delegates to the young United Nations met at the grand Palais de

The NSA is Building the Foundation for a Global Police State By Eric Sommer, December 31 2013

The US National Security Agency (NSA) is building the foundation for a global police state. This is not an exaggeration.

The lynch pin of the NSA system is the continuous gathering of all types of digital data on political leaders,

Saudi Arabia and CIA Behind Terror Bombings in Southern Russia? By Bill Van Auken, December 31 2013

Back-to-back terrorist bombings in the southern Russian city of Volgograd killed at least 32 people over the weekend and left nearly 70 more wounded, many seriously, in the space of less than 24 hours. The shocking attacks have led to …

Planned Israeli Jordan Valley Annexation? By Stephen Lendman, December 31 2013

In May 2011, Netanyahu addressed Congress. He was warmly welcomed. London’s Guardian called it a “love-in.” He received 29 standing ovations.

Jerusalem must remain Israel’s exclusive capital, he said. Loud cheers followed him saying:

“Israel has no better friend than …

The Pseudo-Legal Arguments for a Police State By Tom Carter, December 31 2013

US District Judge William H. Pauley’s ruling in the case of ACLU v. Clapper on December 27, which sanctions dragnet NSA surveillance of the telephone records of the entire country’s population, has immense significance for democratic rights.

Although it is …

The A-Z of Drones 2013: Drone Proliferation and Protests against Drone Strikes By Chris Cole, December 31 2013

Letter-IIn February Human Rights Watch released a report detailing how IDF drones violated the Laws of War during operation Pillar of Defence, while War on Want released a report on UK links with the Israeli drone industry.  Drone Wars …

Israel, Palestine and Jordan: Water Rights and the Red – Dead Sea Canal. A Zionist Project? By Jamal Kanj, December 31 2013

The agreement for the two seas Canal connecting the Red and Dead Sea was summed up best by Israeli water minister Silvan Shalam who jubilantly described it following the December 9 signing ceremony at the World Bank headquarters as “a

NYT Backs Off Its Syria-Sarin Analysis. A Replay of Iraqi WMD By Robert Parry, December 31 2013

The New York Times has, kind of, admitted that it messed up its big front-page story that used a “vector analysis” to pin the blame for the Aug. 21 Sarin attack on the Syrian government, an assertion that was treated

Is Fukushima Radiation Decimating Wildlife in the Western Portion of North America? By Washington's Blog, December 31 2013

We’ve previous documented that seals, sea lions, polar bears, sea stars, turtles, sockeye salmon, herring, anchovies and sardines on the West Coast of North America are all suffering mysterious diseases … which are killing many.

We’ve asked whether this is

Politicized Nobel Prize. Rewarding Those Who Best Contribute to War, Chaos and Crimes against Humanity By Živadin Jovanović, December 31 2013

Recently a news came from Washington that some US congressmen initiated that the Nobel Peace Award for 2013 be given to the Lady Catherine Ashton, EU Commissar for Foreign Policy and

Haiti Coup d’Etat, Secret Ottawa Meeting To Overthrow President Aristide Revealed By Jean Saint-Vil, December 31 2013

More than ten (10) years ago, a group of white men and women decided to tackle what, in their view, constituted “The real problem with Haiti”.

At the January 31, February 1, 2003 Ottawa Initiative on Haiti, a secret

Thailand: Protest Leaders Demand Justice for Fallen Protesters and Policeman By Tony Cartalucci, December 31 2013
On December 26, 2013, in Din Daeng district, Bangkok where protesters clashed with police in an attempt to disrupt the regime’s sham elections in which only Thaksin Shinawatra’s illegitimate political party will run unopposed, there were two deaths and scores
Syria: Testimony of Adra Survivors. Atrocities Committed by US-NATO Sponsored Terrorists By Global Research News, December 31 2013

Survivors of Adra town: we remained several days without food… terrorists seized hundreds of people and killed tens

The survivors of Adra town narrated their accounts of the terrorist crimes and massacres which were committed by the armed terrorist groups

Is Iran surrendering to the United States? By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, December 31 2013

Is the interim nuclear deal signed at the end of 2013 a signal of Tehran’s surrender, or is it the opening of a new chapter in American-Iranian relations that could see the normalization of ties?

If history is to be …

Spreading Separatist Views Now a Criminal Act in Russia By Ria Novosti, December 30 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law would make spreading separatist views a criminal offence punishable by up to five years in jail.

Under the law submitted to the Russian State Duma by the Communist Party, people will face a …

The Mainstream Now Admits that the Syrian Rebels Have Chemical Weapons By Global Research News, December 30 2013

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh wrote an extensive investigative piece last week featured in the London Review of Books, which details the Obama administration’s “cherry-picking” of intelligence related to the August 21 Damascus chemical attack. “Whose sarin?” was originally …

Venezuelan General Deterrence: New Axis of Evil or Third World Liberation? By Ryan Mallett-Outtrim, December 30 2013

Over the last decade general deterrence imperatives have played a major role in shaping Venezuelan foreign policy. This is largely a response to US imperialism. After decades of aggression against its southern neighbours, Washington is today viewed by the Venezuelan …

NYT Backs Off Its Syria-Sarin Analysis By Robert Parry, December 30 2013

For months, the “slam-dunk” evidence “proving” Syrian government guilt in the Aug. 21 Sarin attack near Damascus was a “vector analysis” pushed by the New York Times showing where the rockets supposedly were launched. But the Times now grudgingly admits

Nuremberg Set a Valid Precedent for Iraq War Trials By Dr. Cesar Chelala, December 30 2013

As the number of deaths continues unabated in Iraq –the worst since 2008- so do calls for the prosecution of those that led both the United States and Great Britain into war, George W. Bush and Tony Blair. In December …

Nine Years ago, The Tsunami: Foreknowledge of A Natural Disaster By Prof Michel Chossudovsky, December 30 2013
This article was first published nine years ago on 29 December 2004, revised on December 31 with the release of more information as well as satellite images of affected areas.

(See update published 14 January 2005: Discrepancies in the Tsunami

2014 Will Bring More Social Collapse By Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, December 30 2013

2014 is upon us.  For a person who graduated from Georgia Tech in 1961, a year in which the class ring showed the same date right side up or upside down, the 21st century was a science fiction concept associated

Looming Health Crisis: Wireless Technology and the Toxification of America By James F. Tracy, December 30 2013
As a multitude of hazardous wireless technologies are deployed in homes, schools and workplaces, government officials and industry representatives continue to insist on their safety despite growing evidence to the contrary.
Universities Cancel American Studies Association Memberships In Response to Boycott of Israel By Stephen Lendman, December 30 2013

previous article discussed the American Studies Association (ASA). It’s the nation’s oldest and largest organization involved in the interdisciplinary study of US culture and history.

Members include academics, researchers, librarians, and public officials and administrators.

Academic ones represent many …

Swedish Intelligence Service Spying on Russia for US National Security Agency By Jordan Shilton, December 30 2013

Documents released by Edward Snowden reveal that Sweden’s National Defence Radio Establishment (FRA) has been collecting large quantities of communications data from Russia, which it has passed to the American National Security Agency (NSA).

The revelations confirm that such collaboration …

New York Times Report: CIA-Backed Militias Linked to Benghazi, Libya Attack By Patrick Martin, December 30 2013

A lengthy front-page report in Sunday’s New York Times provides additional confirmation that the attack on a US facility in Benghazi, Libya in September 2012 was the outcome of the Obama administration’s use of Islamic fundamentalist terrorists in its war …

Israel: Gas, Oil and Trouble in the Levant By Felicity Arbuthnot, December 30 2013
Israel is set to become a major exporter of gas, if all goes to plan. The giant Leviathan natural gas field, in the eastern Mediterranean, discovered in December 2010, is widely described as “off the coast of Israel.”
How the IAEA Basically Helped Assassinate Iranian Nuclear Scientists By Global Research News, December 29 2013

Iran once again blasted the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for breaching confidentiality in protecting the country’s sensitive nuclear information.

“We have always protested at the Agency for its lack of necessary care in protecting the secret information,” Deputy Foreign …

The UN Says the Ukrainian People Must Decide their Fate, NATO Wants Something Else By Carla Stea, December 29 2013
In an act of supreme hypocrisy, the former US Ambassador to NATO, Victoria Nuland attempted to bully the Ukrainian government into signing the EU agreement which would have transformed Ukraine into a puppet state,
Oligarchs, Demagogues and Mass Revolts … against Democracy By Prof. James Petras, December 29 2013

In ancient Rome, especially during the late Republic, oligarchs resorted to mob violence to block, intimidate, assassinate or drive from power the dominant faction in the Senate. While neither the ruling or opposing factions represented the interests of the plebeians,

Freedom, Democracy, Equality and Economic Well-Being: Hope for the Future? By Dr. Robert P. Abele, December 29 2013

In this holiday season, where glad tidings and thoughts of a brighter future in the year to come are the rule of practice, I will offer my own holiday tidings by submitting that there is hope for our future, as

US and Israeli Season’s Greetings: High Crimes of War, Against Humanity and Genocide By Stephen Lendman, December 29 2013

No nations more egregiously violate legal, moral and ethical principles, standards and norms. None do so more contemptuously.

None operate more lawlessly. None more mock the season’s spirit. None more do it throughout the year after year after year.

None …

US Veterans Face Economic and Physical Hardship By John Rowe, December 29 2013

Veterans in the United States face ongoing economic hardship. Despite being lauded by the media and political establishment as “heroes,” they face high rates of poverty and unemployment.

One in nine veterans is living at or below the poverty line, …

From Gore to Greenwald: Establishment-Made Heroes By Sibel Edmonds, December 29 2013

We all know of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs: The five stage model divided into basic (or deficiency) needs (e.g. physiological, safety, love, and esteem) and growth needs (self-actualization). I am not pompous enough to call myself a psychologist, even …

Thailand: Regime Appeals to Same “International Consensus” That Green-Lighted Iraq Invasion By Tony Cartalucci, December 29 2013
Failing to defend the legitimacy of upcoming sham elections, the regime’s minister of foreign affairs (and deputy prime minister), Surapong Tovichakchaikul, has instead decided to invoke the common fallacy of appealing to authority, by claiming “53 nations” have backed
Middle East and North African Revolts and Revolutions: Is Africa Immune? By Kola Ibrahim, December 29 2013


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