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We’re one crucial step closer to seeing Tony Blair at The Hague

Tony Blair leveson affair

Desmond Tutu has helped us see the true nature of what the former prime minister did to Iraq and increased pressure for a prosecution. For years it seems impregnable, then suddenly the citadel collapses. An ideology, a fact, a regime appears fixed, unshakeable, almost geological. Then an inch of mortar …

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23 countries where stock markets are already crashing

Stock market

You can stop waiting for a global financial crisis to happen. The truth is that one is happening right now. All over the world, stock markets are already crashing. Most of these stock market crashes are occurring in nations that are known as “emerging markets”. In recent years, developing countries …

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8 signs that a global economic crisis is coming soon

When the banking crisis crippled global markets seven years ago, central bankers stepped in as lenders of last resort. Profligate private-sector loans were moved on to the public-sector balance sheet and vast money-printing gave the global economy room to heal. Time is now rapidly running out. From China to Brazil, …

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HSBC closes UK bank accounts held by Syrians

HSBC

HSBC has been accused of “shamelessly profiling” its customers by ethnicity after it closed bank accounts belonging to Syrian refugees and students in the UK just days after it was accused of discriminating against Muslim clients. Documents and email correspondence obtained by The Independent show that HSBC, which styles itself as the …

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Stop Watching Us rally challenges NSA spying

NSA protest

Demonstarators carry signs at “Stop Watching Us: A Rally Against Mass Surveillance” march near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 26, 2013. Twelve years after Americans were stripped of their rights in the name of fighting terrorism, thousands have gathered in Washington DC to protest unconstitutional NSA spying programs revealed …

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Reserve Bank of Australia quietly increases banks’ bailout buffer

Reserve Bank of Australia

In a globally unique policy, the Reserve Bank of Australia will supply banks with a permanent bailout facility worth up to $380 billion by 2015. The policy has been designed by the RBA to help banks satisfy stringent new liquidity tests which simulate “acute stress scenarios” that deny banks funding …

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War with Iran started five years ago

BUSH IRAN WAR CARTOON

Syria’s mortar attack that killed civilians inside Turkey will prove to be the final domino to fall in a coordinated effort to take down both Syria and Iran. It is part of a not-so covert war started more than five years ago following the invasion of Iraq and the occupation …

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Signs of the gold standard emerging in China?

China gold standard

As noted in last week’s column about the rising recognition by authorities in Germany about the virtues of gold, the gold standard is receiving impressive new recognition internationally. The GOP plank calling for a commission to study “possible ways to set a fixed value for the dollar” — with an unmistakable nod …

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Human Rights Watch: CIA torture cover-up in Libya revealed

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has revealed new evidence of a US torture cover-up, showing the West snatched Gaddafi’s opponents from African and Asian countries, then tortured them at secret CIA prisons as part of post-9/11 Bush-era policies. HRW’s new 156-page report titled “Delivered into Enemy Hands: US-Led Abuse and Rendition of …

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UN designates “Free Syrian Army” affiliates as Al Qaeda

The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) currently arming, funding, and commanding entire brigades of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA), is designated an Al Qaeda affiliate by the United Nations pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011), in addition to being listed by both the US State Department and the UK Home Office …

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The Federal Reserve cartel: The Eight Families

(Part one of a four-part series) The Four Horsemen of Banking (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) own the Four Horsemen of Oil (Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP and Chevron Texaco); in tandem with Deutsche Bank, BNP, Barclays and other European old money behemoths. But their monopoly …

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10 things you need to know about Syria

Syria before and after 10 things to know

Corporate media regularly attempts to present Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria as solely responsible for the ongoing conflict in the region. The media does report on events that contradict this narrative — albeit sparingly — but taken together, these underreported details shine a new light on the conflict. 10: Bashar …

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Time is up for war criminal Tony Blair

Tony Blair Chilcot report Iraq war crimes

Although Chilcot was not the Establishment cover-up which many feared, it’s also true that it doesn’t tell us much that we didn’t already know. The long-awaited and much-delayed Chilcot report, published today, provides a damning indictment of the New Labour government of Tony Blair and the lies that were told in …

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NSA hacked Mexican President’s email

Peña Nieto

The NSA has been systematically eavesdropping on the Mexican government for years. It hacked into the president’s public email account and gained deep insight into policymaking and the political system. The news is likely to hurt ties between the US and Mexico. The National Security Agency (NSA) has a division …

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Our collapsing economy and currency

USD money

Is the “fiscal cliff” real or just another hoax? The answer is that the fiscal cliff is real, but it is a result, not a cause. The hoax is the way the fiscal cliff is being used. The fiscal cliff is the result of the inability to close the federal …

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What is happening to muslims will happen to the rest of us

Chris Hedges

The decision by the European Court of Human Rights last week to refuse to block the extradition of the radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri and four others to the United States on terrorism charges removes one of the last external checks on our emerging gulag state. Masri and the four others, …

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War criminals to gather in London next month to purchase weapons

London arms trade weapons

Thousands of activists are expected to gather at the United Kingdom’s largest international arms fair in London next month. Attended by hundreds of arms companies with exhibits representing over 1,500 arms firms, the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Exhibition brings representatives from the world’s most oppressive regimes together in one place …

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Fluoridation may not prevent cavities, scientific review shows

Tap water

If you’re like two-thirds of Americans, fluoride is added to your tap water for the purpose of reducing cavities. But the scientific rationale for putting it there may be outdated, and no longer as clear-cut as was once thought. Water fluoridation, which first began in 1945 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and …

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