September 20, 2014
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Restoring humanity: US-tortured victims of Abu Ghraib gain faces in photo project

By RT READ MORE: Pakistani man sues UK govt for complicity in decade of torture America’s nearly decade-long war that followed the 2003 invasion of Iraq scarred the psyche of millions of people. It was not just about living in constant fear of bombardment or suicide bombings in the volatile […]
September 20, 2014
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China sends surveillance ship to monitor US naval drill off Guam

By MichaelVail China sent a surveillance ship to waters off Guam to monitor a US naval drill, the exercise’s operational chief said yesterday. Over the past week, the Chinese Dongdiao-class auxiliary general intelligence – or AGI – ship has been in waters near the site of Exercise Valiant Shield, a […]
September 20, 2014
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‘Dotcom brand is poisoned’: Internet Party crashes in NZ elections

By RT READ MORE: ‘We share the same prosecutor': Snowden, Assange & Dotcom team up The Internet-Mana party gained just 26,500 votes – 1.3 percent of the total, and short of the five percent needed to cross the parliament threshold. With half the parliament seats contested through proportional representation, and […]
September 20, 2014
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China is trying to build a new world order, starting in Asia

By MichaelVail The SCO’s boosters, however, insist it is not an alliance, like NATO, but a “partnership”, with no adversary in mind. That is not entirely true. It has always been explicitly directed against three enemies, even if they are only abstract nouns: the “three evil forces” of terrorism, separatism […]
September 20, 2014
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60,000 Syrian Kurds flee to Turkey within 24 hours amid ISIS advance

By RT READ MORE: 46 Turkish hostages abducted by ISIS in Iraq released Turkey opened a stretch of the border on Friday after Kurds fled their homes, fearing an attack on the border town of Ayn al-Arab, a Kurdish commander on the ground said. Local Kurds also said they fear […]
September 20, 2014
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Why Europe’s Super Rich Are Resorting to Smuggling Cash

By MichaelVail Under pressure from the United States and the European Union, these countries are warning their customers that if they don’t declare their bank accounts to the taxman in the countries where they live, they threaten to do it for them. That, or issue a cheque for the amount […]
September 20, 2014
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Russia fires Iskander-M missiles during large-scale drill in Far East (VIDEO)

By RT Early on Saturday, the Iskander-M missile brigade was ordered to move to the firing pad in the remote woodlands of the Jewish Autonomous Region. The missile strike eliminated all training targets. The aim of the exercise is to check the coordination between staff and commanders of different combat […]
September 20, 2014
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House Bans War Powers Resolution Actions

By David Swanson The U.S. House of Representatives has not just left town, but prior to leaving passed a rule preventing any member from using the War Powers Resolution to force Congress to return and vote on war. Here’s a video of Congressman… Continue Reading
September 20, 2014
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French farmers torch tax office in Brittany protest

By MichaelVail French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards have set fire to tax and insurance offices in town of Morlaix, in Brittany. The farmers used tractors and trailers to dump artichokes, cauliflowers and manure in the streets and also smashed windows, police said. The farmers say they cannot […]
September 20, 2014
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US Lays New Chemical Weapon Allegations Against Syria

By Peter Symonds US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday laid fresh allegations of chemical weapons use against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, thereby establishing another pretext for turning the imminent US air war in Syria against the regime in Damascus. A year ago,… Continue Reading
September 20, 2014
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Europe to lose its share of Russian market due to ‘foolish’ sanctions – Russian PM

By RT Russia and the West will eventually “come to agreements sooner or later, as sanctions don’t last forever,” Medvedev said in an interview with Vesti 24 TV channel. “These foolish sanctions will pass, but international relations will continue. And currency markets will open up,” he added. The prime minister […]
September 20, 2014
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Voter Fraud: Was the Scottish Independence Referendum Rigged to Fail?

By Shawn Helton Was voter fraud committed during the Scottish Independence referendum? It has been confirmed that the names of 10 people were already crossed off a voter list prior them voting inside a polling station. According to reports, the Glasgow City Council… Continue Reading
September 20, 2014
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​Enemy or victim? Syria and West in ISIS era

By RT Remember the Arab Spring? That joyous mass revolutionary upsurge which toppled the West’s dictator Ben Ali in Tunisia, followed by their man in Egypt, Hosni Mubarak, before being turned into a counter revolutionary and reactionary process courtesy of the West’s intervention in Libya under the auspices of NATO? […]
September 20, 2014
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How the People’s Climate March Became a Corporate PR Campaign

By Arun Gupta I’ve never been to a protest march that advertised in the New York City subway. That spent $220,000 on posters inviting Wall Street bankers to join a march to save the planet, according to one source. That claims you can… Continue Reading
September 20, 2014
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Are We Ready for Daily-Life Drones?

By Charles Hugh Smith This exploration illustrates how ill-prepared we are, legally and socially, for the multitude of issues and conflicts that will inevitably arise as private drones become cheap and ubiquitous. A recent experience provided grist for a “what-if” exploration of how drones may start impacting daily life. And […]
September 20, 2014
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Is the U.S. Military Manufacturing Ebola Vaccines to Be Tested on its Soldiers to “Advance US Ability to Wage War”?

By Julie Lévesque At the beginning of August 2014 Bloomberg published an article about the “promising hopes” tobacco plants offer “for developing an effective treatment for the deadly Ebola virus”: Tobacco plant-derived medicines, which are also being developed by a company whose investors… Continue Reading
September 20, 2014
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What does the US gain from paying for Europe’s Security?

By RT Despite the fact that Europe is a very rich continent – the EU’s total GDP is higher than the US – Americans are bankrolling its security. The only way to explain the background to this conundrum is in fairytale style. When detailed in analytical text it’s even more […]
September 20, 2014
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500,000 people ill with mosquito-borne virus in Dominican Republic

By RT The newborns contracted the illness from their mothers, who were ill while giving birth, Carmen Adames, the Health Ministry’s coordinator dealing with the outbreak, told AP. None of the children have died, she added. The symptoms of the disease take three to seven days to appear, and include […]
September 20, 2014
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US Gov’t Has Ebola Patent ‘For Propagating the Ebola Virus in Host Cells’

In October 2009 the United States Government filed for a patent outlining an engineered form of the human Ebola virus, hEbola, and the methods by which it infects and propogates throughout a host boday. This patent was filed for on behalf of the Secretary for the Department of Health with Jonathan […]
September 20, 2014
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The Global Crisis: Food, Water and Fuel. Three Fundamental Necessities of Life in Jeopardy

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky The provision of food, water and fuel is a precondition of civilized society: they are necessary factors for the survival of the human species Continue Reading
September 20, 2014
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​Nusra Front ‘kills Lebanese soldier’, promises more if prisoners not released

By RT The video of the victim, Mohammad Hammieh, executed with a shot to the head, was shown together with a plea from another Lebanese soldier, Ali al-Bazzal, who appealed to his family to take action, or he would be next to die, Turkish agency Anadolu reported. Lebanese media say […]
September 20, 2014
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Swedish voter uses JavaScript code as write-in candidate

By Nate Anderson Valmyndigheten Swedish democracy had its latest workout last Sunday, September 14, with the election of members to the national parliament (Riksdag), county council assemblies, and municipal assemblies. While established political parties drew most of the votes, Sweden allows (and then minutely chronicles) write-in votes. This process has […]
September 20, 2014
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Canada’s “Copy and Paste” Foreign Policy with Regard to Ukraine: Ottawa Supports US War Agenda directed against Russia

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky As Canada hits Russia with a new package of sanctions targeting Russian military officials, defense companies and the largest state-owned bank, political analyst Prof. Michel Chossudovsky believes the country is simply copying the policy of the US towards Moscow and… Continue Reading
September 20, 2014
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Wanted to be ‘second Snowden’: N. Korea accuses jailed US citizen of ‘spying ambition’

By RT North Korea sentences American citizen to 6 years in labor camp “Prompted by the intention to refurnish his image before finding his way to prison,” US citizen Matthew Todd Miller prepared a note book in advance, KCNA Watch reported. The memo allegedly stated: “I seek a political asylum. […]
September 20, 2014
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Pharmaceutical Giant Dumps Live Polio Virus into Belgian Water

Health authorities claim incident poses “negligible” risk Continue Reading
September 20, 2014
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Dotcom’s Internet Party Fails to Enter New Zealand Parliament

By Ernesto January this year Kim Dotcom launched his Internet Party with an ambition to enter the New Zealand Parliament a few months later. The Internet entrepreneur could not run for election himself, but as the party’s president and visionary he would gain significant political power. Today New Zealanders went […]
September 20, 2014
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Privyet, Pabst! Russian brewing company buys iconic American beer label

By RT Oasis Beverages, which did not even classify beer as an alcoholic beverage until 2011, announced on Thursday that it would acquire the 170-year old American brewer Pabst Brewing Company with American private-equity firm TSG Consumer Partners owning a minority share. The Russian company reportedly paid $700 million for […]
September 20, 2014
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Most Women with Private Health Insurance no Longer have to Pay for Contraception

Supporters of Obamacare have something to crow about: Since the implementation of the federal healthcare law, access to free birth control has soared for women. A new study produced by the Guttmacher Institute says the rate of women receiving contraception through their private health insurance at no cost to them […]
September 20, 2014
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Navy’s Arctic Test: Nature puts forward own ‘ice bucket challenge’ topping Russian drills

By RT “It takes a special kind of person to make a living out at sea. It takes another to do so in the vanguard of the Arctic – the North Fleet,” says RT’s Murad Gazdiev. The sea is in the blood of the sailors and they have been on […]
September 20, 2014
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Israel’s Support for Latin American Dictators: “Mothers of the Disappeared” Feel Gaza’s Pain

By Andrew Klein Women hold posters of hunger striking Palestinian prisoners outside the Red Cross offices in Jerusalem in June. (Saeed Qaq / APA images) This past summer, as Israeli weapons deindustrialized Gaza and decimated its civilians, leftist publications in Latin America began… Continue Reading
September 20, 2014
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Six arrested as clashes erupt in Glasgow after ‘No’ independence vote

By RT “Six people have been arrested so far in relation to the incident in George Square. Retrospective inquiries will be carried out, which may lead to further arrests,” said a police spokesman. Scotland votes ‘No’ to split from UK in independence referendum A spokesperson from Police Scotland told local […]
September 20, 2014
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Chased from San Francisco, parking startup pops up in SoCal

By Cyrus Farivar Desmond Talkington MonkeyParking, the Italian startup that allows iPhone users to sell public parking spaces via its smartphone app, has now set up shop in Southern California after being run out of San Francisco in June. According to a blog post from nearly a month ago, which […]
September 20, 2014
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Changing U.S.-Iran Relations: Kerry: Iran Has a Role in Defeating IS Militants

By [email protected] Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that Iran has a role to play in defeating Islamic State. Related Entries January 11, 2006 Site Preferences September 20, 2014 ‘Left, Right & Center': Scotland, ISIS, Alibaba, Midterms Continue Reading
September 20, 2014
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Education, Health and Global Warming: Top 5 Reasons 45% of Scots Wanted to Leave the Right Wing U.K.

By [email protected] The U.S. media coverage of the Scottish referendum is oddly lacking in any reference to actual politics. Related Entries September 19, 2014 A Chronicle of Echoes September 18, 2014 Occupy Activists Try to Restore Our Faith in ‘Collective Power’ by Wiping $3.9M of Student Loan Debt Continue Reading
September 20, 2014
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“Officer Of The Year” For Protecting Women, Accused Of Using Police Resources To Stalk Women

By MintPress News Desk Police officer Jarett Branson from Fort Collins, Colorado, was recently fired for using police resources to stalk women who were total strangers to him. Ironically, in 2011, Branson received an “Officer of the Year Award” from “the Safe Space Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program”. Branson […]
September 20, 2014
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46 Turkish and 3 Iraqi hostages abducted by ISIS in Iraq released

By RT Without paying a ransom, Turkey secured the release of dozens of Turkish consulate workers who were kidnapped in the northern city of Mosul after rebels from the Islamic State (IS) advanced on the city in June. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu cut short a meeting in Azerbaijan to […]
September 20, 2014
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Humanity: Peter Sunde Attends Funeral Without Handcuffs

By Andy With Peter Sunde being held in a Swedish prison for copyright offenses, outside attention has periodically turned to the conditions of his imprisonment. While most people might presume that seclusion, boredom and a bland diet are an inevitable outcome of incarceration, other unexpected events are perhaps the ones […]
September 20, 2014
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What desperate people do, for an iPhone 6!

By Edward Norton CSglobe – The World Online Chinese man offers to ‘rent’ girlfriend to other people for just $1,5 an hour in order to raise money to buy the new iPhone 6 A Chinese man has offered to ‘rent’ his girlfriend out to other men so that he can […]
September 20, 2014
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Huge blast devastates explosive factory in Ukraine’s rebel-held Donetsk

By RT The plant was used for producing explosives and ammunition. On Saturday morning residents of the war-torn city heard a powerful blast, which was followed by a huge cloud of white smoke rising into the sky. As the fire continues, smaller explosions can be heard, presumably from shells detonating […]
September 20, 2014
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U.N. Population Growth Data Is Bad News For Climate

By [email protected] By Tim Radford, Climate News Network Sophisticated new analysis indicates an 80 percent probability that the planet’s population will continue to rise this century, with serious implications for food security, political stability ? and climate change. Related Entries September 13, 2014 Illegal Deforestation Is Growing Problem for Climate […]
September 20, 2014
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3rd Russian humanitarian aid convoy arrives in Donetsk

By RT Is the war over? Both sides in the Ukraine conflict signed a treaty banning military action The convoy of around 200 vehicles is carrying some 2,000 tons of cereals, canned food, generators, medicine, warm clothes, and bottled water. Russian authorities said they had offered to allow the Ukrainian […]
September 20, 2014
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Ebola worst-case scenario: over 500K infected

By Edward Norton CSglobe – The World Online The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is preparing a worst-case-scenario report on the West African Ebola outbreak. The disease could spread to over half a million people if no additional action is taken to contain it, early estimates predict. As […]
September 20, 2014
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Chelation therapy: a $31 million study

By Edward Norton CSglobe – The World Online A study that unexpectedly, divisively suggested that using chelation to rid the body of metals could prolong some lives There Is No “Alternative Medicine” A controversial treatment designed to remove environmental metals from the body might be effective in treating heart disease. […]
September 20, 2014
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​‘Google 2.0’ looking to build cities and airports in the future

By RT Not content with investing in state-of-the-art robots and pouring money into alternative energy, Google is reportedly drawing up plans to build model cities and airports, according to a new article in The Information. As Google plans for a future where its search engine doesn’t compose the bulk of […]
September 20, 2014
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Innocent grandmother shot during violent DEA drug raid in New Hampshire

By Site Staff DEA raid team in tactical gear. MANCHESTER, NH — During a violent surprise raid on a family-occupied apartment, federal agents opened fire on an innocent grandmother as she reached out to protect an infant. On August 27th, 2014, a Manchester was at home watching over her 10-year-old […]
September 20, 2014
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​US, Canada military report Russian jets at border

By RT There were two separate incidents involving Russian military planes near North America. On Wednesday, two Mig-31 fighter jets were spotted in a US air defense identification zone (ADIZ) off the Alaska coast, with the US Air Force scrambling two F-22 jets to intercept them. The US also identified […]
September 20, 2014
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Family Meals Play Important Role In Children’s Health

By Dr. Mercola By Dr. Mercola Solitary dining has become more common as busy families are finding it more challenging to carve out time for family meals, particularly when all adult family members work outside of the home. Traditionally, family meals have represented much more than just communal eating—they’re a […]
September 19, 2014
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​Obama administration ‘blocking’ information from the press – AP

By RT The White House’s penchant for secrecy does not just apply to the federal government, according to AP’s Washington bureau chief, Sally Buzbee. During a joint meeting of news editors, she stated that the same kind of behavior is starting to appear in state and local governments. Buzbee pointed […]
September 19, 2014
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10 death row inmates challenge electric chair use in Tennessee

By RT READ MORE: Pennsylvania sued for details on secret execution cocktail The group is suing Tennessee over how it conducts executions, with inmates claiming the state’s methods violate state and federal laws. The inmates filed their original lawsuit over a state law that allows correction officials to use one […]
September 19, 2014
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Chicago abandons plan to name high school after Obama

By RT Earlier this year, Emanuel cheerfully announced the city would build a new selective-enrollment high school in the Near North Side area of Chicago. The school would be called ‘Barack Obama College Preparatory High School,’ a title meant to honor the first African-American president in US history. In the […]