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Ultra concentrated media

Click on above image to zoom in. Vivendi Universal Vivendi, better known as a collossus of the privatized water industry – from Puerto Rico to Three Valleys Water in the UK – merged with media company Seagram in 2000. Europe’s answer to AOL Time Warner, Vivendi Universal has taken ‘convergence’ …

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US airstrike in Afghanistan kills 17 police officers

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US air support killed as many as 17 Afghan policemen and wounded 14 more after a police attempt to tear down a Taliban flag in southern Helmand province prompted a counterattack from the insurgents, Afghan officials said. A statement from the U.S.-led NATO Resolute Support mission said an Afghan unit …

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Greece plans return to drachma and nationalization of banks

Eurozone Greece drachma

Greece is drawing up drastic plans to nationalise the country’s banking system and introduce a parallel currency to pay bills unless the eurozone takes steps to defuse the simmering crisis and soften its demands. Sources close to the ruling Syriza party said the government is determined to keep public services …

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UKIP wins European elections setting off a political earthquake

Nigel Farage drinking beer

Nigel Farage has unleashed his much-promised political earthquake across British politics as Ukip stormed to victory in the European elections, performing powerfully across the country. The Eurosceptic party’s victory marked the first time in modern history that neither Labour nor the Conservatives have won a British national election. In a stunning warning to the established …

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13 most underreported news stories of 2013

Manning Assange Monsanto Swartz Gitmo

From Aaron Swartz to Assange, Monsanto to Manning, fracking fears, Iraq carnage and more, here are RT’s “Top 13 of 2013.” These vastly underreported stories are some of the biggest ones to fly under the mainstream media’s radar this year. The persecution and death of Aaron Swartz The visionary cofounder of …

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Top 10 trends for 2017

Top 10 trends for 2017

Forecasting worldwide since 1980, never before have we observed so many key socioeconomic and geopolitical trend dynamics as those that will shape 2017 and beyond for both better and for worse. From Americans electing Donald Trump president – the darkest of dark-horse candidates whom the Trends Journal was the first publication to …

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Israel: the tech start-up capital of the world

Israel Start-ups

By Filip Karinja With a population of eight million people, Israel has made a name for itself as the Silicon Valley for tech start-ups. An innovator in the tech field, Israel has over 6000 start-ups in operation and attracts more venture capital per person that any other country in the …

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Iceland’s Pirate Party polls at 43%

Birgitta Jónsdóttir Pirate party Iceland

The most fascinating and encouraging political movement occurring anywhere on earth at the moment is taking place in the tiny nation of Iceland. No, it has nothing to do with the recent resignation of the country’s Prime Minister after it was discovered via the Panama Papers that he and his wife …

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Civilians killed in latest US air strike on Iraqi banks

Iraq Mosul bombing

US-led coalition airstrikes killed Iraqi civilians in latest hit against an ISIS financial target in Mosul, according to the Pentagon. The coalition said they had been prepared to accept “some” civilian casualties. “Yes, we were prepared to accept civilian casualties in conjunction with this cash strike, it’s tragic and it’s not …

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Saudi and US backed coalition bombs center for the blind in Yemen

Yemen center for the blind bombed Saudi Arabia United States

The new year seems to have brought little change for civilians living under bombs in Yemen. Early Tuesday morning, missiles reportedly fired by aircraft supporting the Saudi-led and U.S.-backed coalition damaged a center for the blind in the capital city of Sanaa, as well as the city’s chamber of commerce, a …

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Rand Paul filibusters Patriot (tyranny) Act renewal

Rand Paul filibuster Patriot Act

United States Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) vows to filibuster any attempt in Congress to extend the eavesdropping powers provided to the government through the US Patriot Act before they expire at the end of the month. Sen. Paul began speaking out against government surveillance on the floor of the Senate …

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US led ‘War on Terror’ has killed 1,300,000 people

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A report by Nobel Peace Prize recipients and other organizations criticized mainstream media for grossly underreporting the death tolls in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The U.S.-led “war on terror” which began Sept. 11, 2001, has left at least 1.3 million people dead – mostly civilians – in 12 years in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, a 101-page …

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Greek banks get additional €10bn to counter ECB pressure

Greek bank

Banks in Greece have been given the go ahead to access an additional €10 billion in emergency funding from the Bank of Greece, according to a government official. This is a push-back from Athens demonstrating its intent to roll back austerity measures. “Greece does not aim to blackmail anyone but …

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10 shocking facts about society that we accept as normal

Traffic jam

When you take a moment and look around at the world, things can appear pretty messed up. Take 5 or 10 minutes and watch the 6 o’clock news. Chances are, the entire time, all you are going to see is war, conflict, death, illness, etc. Sure, this is part of …

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The smart money is dumping stocks

Stock market money

We are getting clear signals from the “smart money” that something bad is looming on the horizon. The most obvious signal comes from the ultra-wealthy (those worth $20 million or more) who are rapidly moving out of paper assets and into real assets. For this reason, I want to draw …

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Australian judge is open to pedophilia and incest

Australian judge law

An Australian judge has incurred the wrath of child protection and gay rights advocates after stating that incest and pedophilia may no longer be considered taboo – just as gay relationships are now more accepted than they were in the 1950s and 60s. District Court Judge Garry Neilson was recorded …

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