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Memo authorising drone attacks on US citizens released

Drones

The memo used to justify the legal killing of American citizens on foreign soil by drone strikes has finally been released Monday by the Department of Justice after months of legal wrangling and pressure from the ACLU and New York Times. The legal request for the memo came about after …

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Insurance companies stock prices soar on launch of Obamacare

Obamacare

It turns out that forcing millions of Americans to buy health insurance is quite profitable for the giant health insurance companies that helped write Obamacare – health insurance providers across the board saw their stock prices soar today. On the first day that new insurance exchanges were made available to …

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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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FBI director admits domestic use of drones

FBI Director Robert Mueller

FBI Director Robert Mueller The FBI uses drones for domestic surveillance purposes, the head of the agency told Congress early Wednesday. Robert Mueller, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, confirmed to lawmakers that the FBI owns several unmanned aerial vehicles, but has not adopted any strict policies or …

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Ex-Brazil president practiced black magic: ex-wife

Brazil President Fernando Collor de Melo

The ex-wife of former Brazilian President Fernando Collor de Melo claims he practiced black magic rituals while governing Brazil from 1990 to 1992. “They (Collor de Melo and the group of advisers closest to him) performed black magic rituals but not with my participation, because in some things I did …

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Changes to US Betting Law and an Exciting Future for Gaming?

Earlier this month the Supreme Court made a decision that is likely to have an immense impact on gambling in the USA by ruling to strike down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act. What this decision means in practice is that it will no longer be necessary to go …

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Trump signs executive order to withdraw US from TPP

Trump signs executive order withdraw TPP

With a stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump has unravelled the Trans-Pacific Partnership, withdrawing the US from the controversial free-trade pact. Without Washington’s participation, the TPP would have to be renegotiated or scrapped altogether. The largest global trade agreement in 20 years, the TPP would have included the United …

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White House targets WikiLeaks and LulzSec in cyber-espionage report

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Amid a growing call for new cybersecurity protections in the United States, the US government has issued a report that reconfirms Washington’s interest in shutting down WikiLeaks and other underground information-sharing organizations. In Washington, DC on Wednesday, Attorney General Eric Holder unveiled a new White House report that is meant to address further the …

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The liars behind the Iraq war

Tony Blair and George Bush

Iraq is in turmoil – with ISIS controlling large areas of the country – but the truth is that it’s been in turmoil since the illegal 2003 invasion. 2013 was Iraq’s bloodiest year since 2008, but as I wrote here members of the elite political class and warmongers in the West weren’t interested. Iraq …

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China approves the creation of BRICS bank

China brics bank

The Chinese Parliament has ratified the creation of the BRICS Development Bank. The New Development Bank was conceived as a counterbalance to such Western-led financial institutions as the World Bank and the IMF. The new bank will provide money for infrastructure and development projects in BRICS countries, that is Brazil, …

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Top NSA whistleblower: ‘Investigate 9/11’

NSA Bill Binney

Bill Binney, a former highly placed intelligence official at the US National Security Agency (NSA), who, after more than 30 years of service, resigned in 2001 and became a whistleblower, believes a new investigation must be conducted into the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 in …

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Let’s admit it: the US is at war in Yemen, too

Yemeni army soldiers celebrate Tuesday after taking the city of Zinjibar from al-Qaida militants. After years of sending drones and commandos into Pakistan, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta last week finally admitted the obvious: The US is “fighting a war” there. But American robots and special forces aren’t just targeting militants …

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US govt caught editing Wikipedia profiles to spread propaganda

Abby Martin

Edits to the Wikipedia profiles of Alex Jones and Abby Martin which malign the two alternative media personalities as Kremlin propagandists are linked to an IP address associated with the House of Representatives, prompting suggestions that the U.S. government is involved in an online smear campaign. Yesterday evening a Wikipedia …

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Victory: Senate to kill Monsanto Protection Act amid outrage

Stop Monsanto

In a major victory brought upon by serious activism and public outrage, new legislation changes will shut down the Monsanto Protection Act rider that granted Monsanto protection from legal action and was set to renew on September 30th. This unprecedented move shows the true power of the anti-GMO, anti-Monsanto movement, …

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Dianne Feinstein tries to stop alternative media

Dianne Feinstein

California Senator Dianne Feinstein has proposed an amendment to the Media Shield Law – an irrelevant law ignoring protection already afforded by the First Amendment – that would limit the law’s protection only to “real reporters,” not bloggers and other upstart alternative media types. A real reporter, declared Madame Feinstein during a …

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Head of US and Israeli cyber-attack on Iran probed over leak of details

General James E. Cartwright

General James E. Cartwright The four-star general who headed the reported cyber-attack by American and Israeli hackers on an Iranian nuclear site is under a DoJ investigation over leaking the details of the operation to the press, reports NBC News. Retired Marine Gen. James ‘Hoss’ Cartwright, who was deputy chairman …

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