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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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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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Russia: western air strikes in Syria illegal under UN charter

Lavrov Russia Syria

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today during a news conference air strikes in Syria by France and Britain are in violation of the Charter of the United Nations. Lavrov said during a meeting of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday Russia is conducting military action in Syria at the request …

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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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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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80 nations condemn US bombing of hospital and related war crimes

US bombing war crimes

Saudi Arabia, the United States, and their allies have developed a nasty habit of “epidemic” proportions in various military theaters, particularly around the Middle East — bombing hospitals, healthcare facilities, and, in at least one instance, an ambulance. But despite countless pleas from humanitarian organization Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors …

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Turkey begins firing on Syrian army, inside Syria

Turkey firing on Syrian army in Syria

The Syrian government has confirmed that its army positions were targeted by Turkish shelling on Saturday, which also hit the positions of the Syrian Kurdish militias in the northern Aleppo province. Turkish shelling reportedly continued Sunday. The Syrian government has condemned the Turkish shelling of Syrian territory and described it as …

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WikiLeaks offers $50,000 for Kunduz bombing footage or cockpit audio

Kunduz hospital Afghan

Transparency activist group WikiLeaks is offering a $50,000 reward for any footage of the United States bombing of a Doctors Without Borders facility in Kunduz or cockpit audio from the plane. “The AC-130 records its attacks with high resolution gun cameras,” says the post on WikiLeaks, the website founded by Julian Assange …

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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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October surprise: US and Israel prepare to strike Iran

Netanyahu Iran bomb

The United States and Israel are already involved in discussions over how they could soon conduct a joint surgical strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, a source close to the talks tells Foreign Policy magazine. After months of urging from Israeli authorities for the US to intervene in a rumored Iranian …

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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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Mercenaries operating in Yemen tied to Blackwater

Western mercenaries in Yemen

Receiving scant attention from Western mainstream media outlets except for a few notable exceptions, Americans and many alternative media outlets have remained ignorant to the fact that private mercenaries from Blackwater (aka Academi) appear to have been contracted by the GCC Gulf state feudal monarchies to assist in the military war of …

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Jacque Fresco, founder of The Venus Project, dies aged 101

Jacque Fresco dies aged 101 The Venus Project

Like most people, I was first introduced to Jacque Fresco through his appearances in the Zeitgeist film series by Peter Joseph. There was an old school, street wise, way about him that my particular background welcomed. He spoke bluntly, but brilliantly; and together, with Peter Joseph, helped open my mind to the concept of …

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Yemenis rally against US assassination drone attacks

Yemen protest US drones

People have taken to the streets in Yemen’s northern Sa’ada Province to denounce the US assassination drone attacks in their country. The Yemeni demonstrators on Sunday called on their government to sever its ties with Washington. The protesters chanted anti-US slogans, condemning the most recent drone attacks which killed three …

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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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