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Drone strike kills 15 wedding party-goers in Yemen

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Fifteen people who had been heading to a wedding in Yemen have been killed in an air strike. Local media reported that a drone attack had been responsible, and the party-goers had been hit instead of an Al-Qaeda convoy. “An air strike missed its target and hit a wedding car …

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Obama boycott: Major US news outlets refuse to use White House photos

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The coalition of major news outlets protesting the White House’s photo policy continues to grow, with McClatchy newspapers adding their name on Wednesday to the list of publications that will no longer print official administration images. McClatchy’s announcement that it will not be running official White House images in its …

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Russian lawmaker seeks to ban US dollar, predicts 2017 collapse

Mikhail Degtyarev

To protect Russians against the “collapsing US debt pyramid”, a Russian legislator has filed a draft bill to ban circulation of the currency in Russia. Once a Moscow mayoral hopeful, Mikhail Degtyarev, 32, likens the US dollar to a worldwide ponzi scheme which he says is scheduled to end in …

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Drones to surveil US population by 2015

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US authorities have presented a plan for the mass use of drones in American airspace. Though there have been few objections to the move so far, a global government surveillance drone program is likely to raise privacy concerns later on. The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has presented a detailed plan for …

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AP editors: Obama relies on staged propaganda photos

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Editors of The Associated Press condemned the White House’s refusal to give photojournalists real access to President Obama, who prefers to circulate press release-style pictures taken by his own paid photographers. These official photographs are little more than propaganda, according to AP director of photography Santiago Lyon. The AP has …

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WW3: Israel strikes Russian defense equipment inside sovereign Syria

Russian SA-8 antiaircraft missile

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJGTvt-2wAA[/youtube]   The Obama administration has made public an Israeli attack on a military installation near the Syrian port city of Latakia earlier this week. The Israeli government has not admitted to attacking its neighbor. “We don’t refer to foreign reports,” the Israeli government told when asked for …

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Victims of US drone strike testify before Congress

Rafiq ur Rehman drone victim

[youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raKl5lO82js[/youtube]   The victims of a drone strike alleged to be launched last year by the United States spoke to members of Congress on Tuesday and urged the US government to stop killing civilians with weaponized unmanned aerial vehicles. Rafiq ur Rehman, a primary school teacher from North …

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Australian government withheld knowledge of Prism program

Nick Xenophon

The Australian government was aware of the US National Security Agency’s top-secret Prism program at least two months before the Guardian revealed its existence to the world. A freedom of information request by the ABC has confirmed officials in the Attorney General’s Department prepared a secret briefing for the minister on Prism in March 2013, more than …

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Venezuela expels 3 US diplomats: ‘Get out of here!’

Nicolas Maduro Venezuela

Three US diplomats have been accused by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of plotting with the country’s far right to sabotage the national electric grid. In a scathing TV address, the socialist leader told the diplomats to leave within 48 hours. Maduro, who canceled his visit to the UN General Assembly …

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Truckers to shut down US economy October 11-13th

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Last year the American Truckers Association prepared a report for Congress highlighting the susceptibility of the nation’s just-in-time delivery system, the majority of which is made possible by the transport and delivery of freight. In the event of a catastrophic disaster such as a war that drives fuel prices through the …

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75% of US military oppose strikes on Syria

To the list of skeptics who question the need for air strikes against Syria, add an another unlikely group — many U.S. troops. “I haven’t heard one single person be supportive of it,” said an Army staff sergeant at Fort Hood who asked not to be identified by name. A …

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‘Help Obama start WW3’: Mock Kickstarter campaign

Help start WW3 Kickstarter Obama

A mock ad in the style of a saccharine political campaign commercial has brought together the smiling faces of Obama’s America to declare: “Yes, we can start World War Three!” With crowd funding all the rage and America “dead-ass broke,” “The Americans for Whatever Barack Obama Wants, did you know …

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American, Israeli and Jordanian troops and CIA agents have entered Syria

We have yet to see secondary confirmation of the following breaking news from the second largest French newspaper, Le Figaro, but if accurate, it means the Nobel Peace Prize winning president has just engaged in yet another unsanctioned by Congress war. From Le Figaro, google translated: According to our information, …

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Obama wins back the right to indefinitely detain under NDAA

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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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Obama administration orders federal employees to spy on each other

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In an initiative aimed at rooting out future leakers and other security violators, President Barack Obama has ordered federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues based on behavioral profiling techniques that are not scientifically proven to work, according to experts and government documents. The techniques are a key …

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California prisoners launch biggest hunger strike in state’s history

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Around 30,000 inmates held in prisons across California have taken the first steps towards engaging in what could become the largest hunger strike in state history. Prisoners at 11 state facilities began refusing meals early Monday, after months of plotting a demonstration which they hope will bring change to a …

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