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Exposed: NSA plays key role in “US assassination program”

Jeremy Scahill and Glen Greenwald

American investigative journalists Jeremy Scahill and Glenn Greenwald say they have teamed up to prepare a report on the National Security Agency’s role in what one of them described as the “US assassination program.” “The connections between war and surveillance are clear. I don’t want to give too much away …

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French president awarded UNESCO peace prize for starting war in Mali

Francois Hollande

French President Francois Hollande has been awarded the annual Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize by UNESCO for his decision to invade Mali. Hollande received the major prize from the United Nations’ cultural organization during a ceremony in the French capital, Paris on Wednesday. The move has raised questions about how an …

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Bankster fraud has driven 100 million into poverty, killing many

Fraud caused the Great Depression and the current financial crisis, and the economy will never recover until fraud is prosecuted. Fraud is the business model adopted by the giant banks. See this. The Obama administration has made it official policy not to prosecute fraud.  Indeed, the “watchdogs” in D.C. are so corrupt that they are as easily bribed as a policeman in a third …

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UN to investigate Israeli war crimes; US only nation to vote no

UN vote Israel

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday launched a commission of inquiry into alleged Israeli war crimes in its current Gaza offensive, backing Palestinian efforts to have Israel held up to international scrutiny. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s office fiercely condemned the UN council’s decision as a “travesty and should be …

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US approves $1.3bn sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia

President Obama King Salman Saudi Arabia

The Pentagon announced on Monday that the U.S. has approved a $1.29 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, despite widespread mounting evidence of the country’s mass atrocities and possible war crimes in neighboring Yemen. The U.S. State Department on Friday approved the sale of over 10,000 bombs, munitions, and weapons parts produced …

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Opium cultivation hits record high in Afghanistan

US military Afghanistan opium heroin

Afghanistan has once again set a new record for opium cultivation despite a constant U.S. military presence for the last thirteen years. According to a report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), opium production rose for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. “The total area under …

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How to stop a massacre

In the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado Batman movie theater shooting, a surveillance video has surfaced that shows the simple, obvious answer to the question on everybody’s mind: How do we stop a massacre? The answer is revealed in the stunning short video shown below. This remarkable solution: • Requires …

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Iran’s cyber warfare commander killed: Israeli Mossad?

Mojtaba Ahmadi assassinated

The commander of Iran’s cyber warfare program has been killed in an alleged assassination, according to media reports. Iran has accused outside forces of perpetrating the attack. Iran’s head of cyber warfare, Mojtaba Ahmadi, was last seen leaving home and heading to work on Saturday, according to The Telegraph. Later, …

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Israeli ambassador to US: IDF deserves Nobel Peace Prize

Ron Dermer

Speaking at this year’s Christians United for Israel gala, Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer claimed that, contrary to what human rights groups and the United Nations have claimed, the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) has conducted its assault on Hamas in Gaza with such caution and care for civilian lives …

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Guantanamo attorney dead in apparent suicide

Gitmo

An American lawyer representing detainees at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp has been found dead in an apparent suicide. The body of Andy P. Hart, a 38-year-old US federal public defender, was found last week with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to Truthout, an investigative blog, news of the attorney’s death …

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Chile files lawsuit against Netanyahu for ‘crimes against humanity’

War criminal Netanyahu

On the 22nd August 2014, Chilean congressman Hugo Gutierrez filed a lawsuit against Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, for “crimes against humanity”. He was accompanied by the Palestinian Federation of Chile. The congressman noted that various international organizations, such as the United Nations, have already described the Israeli attacks as “crimes against humanity”. No one should …

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Israeli drone shot down over Iran’s nuclear plant

Israeli flag drone

Iran has shot down an Israeli spy drone trying to penetrate the “nuclear off-limits area” of the Natanz nuclear site, the Revolutionary Guards said on their website. “The downed aircraft was of the stealth, radar-evasive type and it intended to penetrate the off-limit nuclear area in Natanz… but was targeted …

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Tehran claims capture of US spy drone over Iranian airspace

Tehran has claimed it captured an American spy drone after the aircraft entered its airspace, Iran’s Press TV reports. The US Navy and the White House denied the claim, saying that none of Washington’s drones in the Gulf region were lost. When answering a journalist’s question about the drone, White …

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Bradley Manning: a window into the American soul

Bradley Manning

Liberty consists of government being ruled by law and citizens having control over law. This was the way our founding fathers set up the US Constitution. It is the Constitution that defines the United States. Every member of the government and the armed forces swears allegiance to the Constitution–not to …

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UN rules in favour of Julian Assange

Julian Assange UN rules in favour

A United Nations panel which was considering a case by Julian Assange that he had been unlawfully detained by the UK and Sweden has ruled in his favour, the BBC has reported. The founder of Wikileaks — who has been living in London’s Ecuadorian embassy since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden for …

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