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Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Snowden hero

A Swedish sociology professor has nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. He says the NSA whistleblower could help “save the prize from the disrepute incurred by the hasty and ill-conceived decision” to give the 2009 award to Barack Obama. In his letter addressed to the Norwegian Nobel Committee, …

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Australian banks at risk

big four banks Australia

Despite yesterday’s blowout $6 billion or so profit from ANZ, it turns out all is not entirely well in Australia’s financial services industry. For the last five years, the pattern in the markets has been the same. A crisis starts at the margin, with a peripheral player, and then moves …

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UN prepares to vote on Palestinian status

United Nations General Assembly

The UN General Assembly is due to vote on Palestine’s status upgrade to a non-member observer state. Many UN members have thrown their support behind the resolution, while the US branded it as counterproductive to the Israel-Palestine peace effort. The Palestine Authority expects broad support of the enhanced status amongst …

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Obama wins back the right to indefinitely detain under NDAA

Obama NDAA

The Obama administration has won the latest battle in their fight to indefinitely detain US citizens and foreigners suspected of being affiliated with terrorists under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. Congress granted the president the authority to arrest and hold individuals accused of terrorism without due process under …

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Assange: Obama ‘corrupted the presidency’

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Exactly one year to the day after entering London’s Ecuadorian Embassy, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange lashed out at the Obama administration Wednesday over the White House’s ongoing pursuit of leakers. Citing the prosecution of alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning and the recent case of Edward Snowden, …

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What happens after Brexit?

When it comes to “Plan B” Europe is funny: it never has one. The best example is, of course, Greece most notably from an April 2013 press conference, when Mario Draghi responded to a question from Zero Hedge readers about a worst case scenario for Greece. This was the exchange that …

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A map of all the countries the United States has invaded

Map countries invaded by USA

From Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli, the US has had a military presence across the world, from almost day one of her independence. What constitutes invasion? As one map below shows, the US has a military presence in much of the world without being an occupying force (though some would …

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It’s a matter of trust

Part 1 “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ― J.M. Barrie – Peter Pan         “The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the people versus the banks.” – Lord Acton Who do you trust? Do …

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Hacking the President’s DNA

President DNA

The U.S. government is surreptitiously collecting the DNA of world leaders, and is reportedly protecting that of Barack Obama. Decoded, these genetic blueprints could provide compromising information. In the not-too-distant future, they may provide something more as well—the basis for the creation of personalized bioweapons that could take down a …

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