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China admits pollution brought about ‘cancer villages’

China pollution

A child drinks water near a stream in Fuyuan county. The Chinese government has admitted for the first time that so called ‘cancer villages’ exist, as decades of pollution take their toll on the health of Chinese citizens. For years environmental campaigners in China have said that cancer rates in …

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UKIP surges in England’s by-election on anti-EU ticket

UKIP

In the biggest surge by a fourth party in England since WWII, the UK Independence Party has won nearly a quarter of the vote in local elections where it stood. Cameron, who previously dubbed the UKIP ‘fruitcakes’, has now been forced to backtrack. UKIP has so far won 140 council …

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Our collapsing economy and currency

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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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Mainstream media steps up anti-Russia propaganda on Ukraine

Crisis in Ukraine

With regard to the goings-on in Ukraine, I have heard quite a few European and American voices piping in, saying that, yes, Washington and Kiev are fabricating an entirely fictional version of events for propaganda purposes, but then so are the Russians. They appear to assume that if their corporate …

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Russia destroying ISIS, as United States gets desperate

Russia airstrike ISIS Syria

Perhaps the most amusing thing about Russia’s intervention in Syria is the degree to which it made the world wake up and question the West’s “anti-ISIS” strategy. While everyone has been quick to characterize Moscow’s actions as the latest and perhaps greatest example of Vladimir Putin calling Washington’s bluff, it’s important …

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Exposed: CIA, NATO and NGOs created the Ukrainian crisis

Ukraine Kiev

Breaking through the mainstream media’s suppression of contrary voices regarding the Ukraine crisis, RPI advisors Dennis Kucinich and Lawrence Wilkerson this week expose, on Fox News and MSNBC respectively, the United States government’s role in creating the crisis. Kucinich, who served eight terms in the United States House of Representatives and ran …

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Palestinians tell war criminal Obama ‘You‘re not welcome here‘

Palestinians protest Obama

On Tuesday, the night before President Obama’s arrival in Israel, around 200 Palestinians gathered in Ramallah to send him a clear message: they don’t want him here. Demonstrator Hazem Kawasmi carried a sign that said “Obama, you’re not welcome here.” He said the US’ close ties with Israel mean they are complicit in the …

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Has the US in 2017 Really Recovered from the Recession?

When people talk about the Recession (sometimes the “Great Recession”), they tend to talk about it as if they are referencing some event in the distant past.  But is the Recession really in the past?  Maybe, maybe not.   Let’s Take a Look at the Evidence To start with, consider …

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Top Vatican adviser to Pope Francis, Cardinal Pell charged with sex abuse

Vatican Cardinal George Pell Pope Francis sex abuse

Australian police on Thursday charged Cardinal George Pell, a top adviser to Pope Francis, with multiple historical sex crimes, bringing a worldwide abuse scandal to the heart of the Vatican. As Vatican economy minister, Pell is the highest-ranking Church official to face such accusations. He asserted his innocence and said …

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US Geological Survey admits fracking causes earthquakes

Fracking causes earthquakes US Geological Survey

It has taken years to finally admit it, but the U.S. Geological Survey has just confirmed that three million Americans are at risk from human-induced earthquakes caused by wastewater disposal, a process in fracking, in 2017. The study was focused on the U.S. Central East, primarily on Oklahoma and Kansas, who don’t …

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Cloud seeding took place day before fatal flooding in Tasmania

Cloud seeding Tasmania floods

Tasmania’s government-owned energy company has been asked to explain why it conducted cloud seeding over the Derwent River catchment the day before flooding began this week. The catchment flooded on Monday near Ouse in southern Tasmania, where the search continues for a missing farmer. In the state’s north, one person was …

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5 major earthquakes in 48 hours, experts warn mega quakes coming

Earthquakes

Over the past 48 hours, there have been five major earthquakes globally, and one prominent seismologist has declared that “catastrophic mega earthquakes” could be on the way. In fact, seismologist Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado has made headlines all over the world by warning that “current conditions might …

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Pentagon wants $582 billion to wage war in 2017

United States Secretary of Defense Ash Carter Pentagon

The US military faces five “big challenges,” Ash Carter told the Economic Club of Washington on Tuesday. Those challenges are: Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, and ISIS. So essentially, the exact same “challenges” Washington has been trotting out for years to justify hundreds upon hundreds of billions in defense spending, …

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IMF forgives Ukraine’s debt to Russia

IMF Christine Lagarde Ukraine debt

On December 8, the IMF’s Chief Spokesman Gerry Rice sent a note saying: “The IMF’s Executive Board met today and agreed to change the current policy on non-toleration of arrears to official creditors. We will provide details on the scope and rationale for this policy change in the next day …

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Sweden cuts rates below zero, launches QE

Sweden

Sweden has cut interest rates below zero and launched quantitative easing to fight deflation, becoming the latest Scandinavian state to join Europe’s escalating currency wars. The Riksbank caught markets by surprise, reducing the benchmark lending rate to minus 0.10pc and unveiled its first asset purchases, vowing to take further action …

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AirAsia flight goes missing with 162 passengers on board

Air Asia plane

An AirAsia passenger jet with 162 people on board has disappeared during a flight between Indonesia and Singapore, prompting an international search and rescue operation. AirAsia flight QZ8501, an Airbus 320-200 passenger jet that took off from the Indonesian city of Surabaya at 5:27am, lost all contact with air control at 7:24 …

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Air pollution in China reaches hazardous levels

China Beijing pollution smog

Beijing raised its pollution alert from yellow to orange, the second highest, Friday as pollution levels reached 20 times recommended limits. By 4pm Friday the Air Quality index in Beijing reached 470, with anything over 300 considered severe pollution, while in neighboring Hebei province Dangerous PM2.5 particles climbed above 500 …

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Khorasans: about as real as the Kardashians

Kim Kardashian

Obama is now – after the fact – scrambling to justify bombing the sovereign nation of Syria without the permission of either the Syrian government or even the United States Congress by saying that we were going after the super-evil Khorasans, who were about to attack us. My God!  That …

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The real reason why the US and France are back in Iraq

Iraq oil

Why is Obama now re-committing the U.S. military to Iraq? Why is France strongly backing military action? Obama says it’s to protect minorities. That’s nothing new. Obama is the fourth president in a row to bomb Iraq … while claiming it is for humanitarian purposes. But the architects of the Iraq War (the one …

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