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As #TPP Trade Talks Miss Third Deadline, Opponents Claim Momentum - Truthout

As #TPP Trade Talks Miss Third Deadline, Opponents Claim Momentum - Truthout

Government negotiators for 12 Pacific Rim countries have missed an internal deadline to reach agreement on a controversial US-led trade deal.

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#Mexico #Police Shoot at University Students; Injuring Two

#Mexico #Police Shoot at University Students; Injuring Two | News in english | Scoop.it

#Mexico #Police Shoot at University Students; Injuring Two

The agents attempted to remove the students whom gathered outside the Che Guevara auditorium - a historic stronghold for social movements- in order discuss their role in an upcoming action when they were fired upon. 



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What Really Happened in Beijing: Putin, Obama, Xi And The Back Story The Media Won’t Tell You - Salo

What Really Happened in Beijing: Putin, Obama, Xi And The Back Story The Media Won’t Tell You - Salon


Ukraine, Iran's nukes, the price of oil: There are ties worthy of a Bourne film, if the media connected the dots

By Patrick L. Smith

November 16, 2014 "ICH" - "Salon"- By way of events on the foreign side, the past few weeks start to resemble some once-in-a-while event in the heavens when everyone is supposed to go out and watch as the sun, moon and stars align. There are lots of things happening, and if we put them all together, the way Greek shepherds imagined constellations, a picture emerges. Time to draw the picture.

The situation on the ground in Ukraine is getting messy again. Equally, events of the past year now leave Ukraine’s economy not far from sheer extinction. You have not read of this because it does not fit the approved story, but Ukraine’s heart barely beats. Further east, we hear in the financial markets that the ruble’s decline brings Russia to the brink of another financial collapse.

Let’s see. Oil prices are now below $80 a barrel. It costs me nearly $20 less to put gasoline in my car than it did a year ago, and good enough. But why has the price of crude tumbled in so short an interval? It makes little sense when you gather the facts, and — goes without saying — you get no help with that fr
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Why an Assassinated Psychologist - Ignored by US Psychologists - Is Being Honored - Truthout

Why an Assassinated Psychologist - Ignored by US Psychologists - Is Being Honored - Truthout

Bruce E. Levine, Truthout: This month, people around the world who decry oppression will commemorate the 25th anniversary of liberation psychologist Ignacio Martin-Baró's assassination in El Salvador by a "counter-insurgency unit" created at the US Army's School of the Americas.

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The Next Presidential Election Will Move The World Closer To War -- Paul Craig Roberts - PaulCraigRoberts.org

The Next Presidential Election Will Move The World Closer To War -- Paul Craig Roberts - PaulCraigRoberts.org | News in english | Scoop.it

The Next Presidential Election Will Move The World Closer To War

Paul Craig Roberts

Glenn Greenwald has revealed that Hillary Clinton is the presidential candidate of the banksters and warmongers. https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/11/14/despite-cynicism-genuine-excitement-hillary-clinton-candidacy/ Pam and Russ Martens note that Elizabeth Warren is the populist alternative. http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/10/hillary-clintons-continuity-government-versus-elizabeth-warrens-voice-for-change/ I doubt that a politician who represents the people can acquire the campaign funds needed to run a campaign. If Warren becomes a threat, the Establishment will frame her with bogus charges and move her aside.

Hillary as president would mean war with Russia. With neocon nazis such as Robert Kagan and Max Boot running her war policy and with Hillary’s comparison of Russia’s president Putin to Adolf Hitler, war would be a certa...

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@BarackObama Administration Leaves Door Wide Open for #Torture to Occur Again -13:35 - TRNN

@BarackObama Administration Leaves Door Wide Open for #Torture to Occur Again -13:35 - TRNN

The Obama administration should be judged by its actions, not by its pious words, says Michael Ratner, President Emeritus of the Center for Constitutional Rights

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Analysis: The Six Jesuit Scholars And The #USA War On Self-Determination #ElSalvador #History

Analysis: The Six Jesuit Scholars And The #USA War On Self-Determination #ElSalvador #History | News in english | Scoop.it

Analysis: The Six Jesuit Scholars And The #USA War On Self-Determination #ElSalvador #History

Twenty five years ago this week six Jesuit scholars were murdered by a CIA trained death squad. This is their story.

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#NoamChomsky (2014) "Edward #Snowden and #NSA" - 6 mn

#NoamChomsky (2014) "Edward #Snowden and #NSA" - 6 mn

Full Interview -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxab6i9Qxyk Date -- June 4, 2014

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#RussellBrand: We Live in a Feudal System (But I Can’t Say THAT in the Corporate #Media) - DemocracyNow - 1:28

#RussellBrand: We Live in a Feudal System (But I Can’t Say THAT in the Corporate #Media) - DemocracyNow - 1:28

A highlight from Amy Goodman's interview with Russell Brand. Watch the full interview: http://democracynow.org — For years Russell Brand has been one of Britain’s most popular comedians, but over the past 12 months he has also emerged as a leading voice of Britain’s political left. He has taken part in anti-austerity protests, spoken at Occupy Wall Street protests and marched with the hacker collective Anonymous. A recovering addict himself, Brand has also become a leading critic of Britain's drug laws. He has just come out with a new book expanding on his critique of the political system. It is simply titled "Revolution."

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▶ #RussellBrand on #Hope & #Revolution - DemocracyNow - 1 mn


▶ #RussellBrand on #Hope & #Revolution - DemocracyNow - 1 mn

A highlight from Amy Goodman's interview with Russell Brand. Watch the full interview: http://democracynow.org — For years Russell Brand has been one of Brit...


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Nearly one third of all US foreign profits are in Bermuda, the Netherlands and Ireland

Nearly one third of all US foreign profits are in Bermuda, the Netherlands and Ireland | News in english | Scoop.it
It's worth recalling in the light of my last post what the White House had to say about offshoring of profits in 2009. In that year they said:
Nearly one-third of all foreign profits reported by U.S. corporations in 2003 came from just three small, low-tax countries: Bermuda, the Netherlands, and...
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#Ukraine 'A Rain of Fire': Ukrainian Forces Used Little-Known Soviet-Era Incendiary Weapons to Attack Iloviask | VICE News

#Ukraine 'A Rain of Fire': Ukrainian Forces Used Little-Known Soviet-Era Incendiary Weapons to Attack Iloviask | VICE News | News in english | Scoop.it

#Ukraine 'A Rain of Fire': Ukrainian Forces Used Little-Known Soviet-Era Incendiary Weapons to Attack Iloviask | VICE News

An August bombardment burned civilian houses in the then-rebel held town to the ground. A VICE News investigation has uncovered the cause — a mysterious and highly controversial form of incendiary warfare.

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The Bombs Dividing #Chile | VICE News

The Bombs Dividing #Chile | VICE News | News in english | Scoop.it


The Bombs Dividing #Chile | VICE News

VICE News traveled to Chile and witnessed the growing rift between the extreme left and right, as the government threatens to enforce its draconian anti-terror laws.


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More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations #surveillance #US - NY Times

More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations #surveillance #US - NY Times | News in english | Scoop.it

More Federal Agencies Are Using Undercover Operations #surveillance #US - NY Times

The federal government has significantly expanded undercover operations in recent years, with officers from at least 40 agencies posing as business people, welfare recipients, political protesters and even doctors or ministers to ferret out wrongdoing. 

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#Iraq Tomas Young’s Last Letter to Bush, Cheney- by Ralph Nader

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#Iraq Tomas Young’s Last Letter to Bush, Cheney- by Ralph Nader-

November 16, 2014 "ICH" - The courageous journey of seriously wounded Iraq War veteran, Tomas Young, ended this past Monday, nearly eleven years after he was ambushed in a wholly exposed military truck. He passed away in Seattle while being lovingly cared for by his wife Claudia.

Tomas did not go quietly, despite his being paralyzed from the chest down, excruciating pain, comas and reliance on caregivers. He became an anti-war peace activist, addressing convocations and responding to as many interview requests as his agonized condition could tolerate.

I learned about Tomas when his mother, Cathy Smith, called from Walter Reed Army Hospital in 2004, where her son was under care. She said Tomas liked to read and wanted me to visit him. I called legendary talk show host Phil Donahue and asked him to join me in bringing Tomas a box full filled with some thirty books. We learned that he enlisted in the Army two days after the 9/11 attacks because he wanted to help bring the perpetrators of those attacks to justice and also acquire some savings for a college education. Instead, he was sent to Iraq which had no connection to 9/11 or to any national security threat to the U.S. In his words, “We were used. We were betrayed. And we have been abandoned.”

Phil was so taken with his story that he stayed in close touch with Tomas and his family and helped him spread his story. With Ellen Spiro, Phil Donahue produced the gripping documentary based on Tomas’ story, Body of War, in 2007. The story was the excruciating experiences of Tomas Young, who managed to travel to some film screenings to support soldiers “speaking out against this war.”

One of the most memorable clips from Body of War showed George W. Bush joking and looking around for weapons of mass destruction (his omnicidal fabrication) at the Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner in 2004.

Another memorable scene, one that uplifted the human spirit, was the personal exchange between Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) and Tomas while a recording of Tomas and Senator Byrd reading the list of those announced Senators who voted against the invasion of Iraq played in the background. Senator Byrd deemed these lawmakers “the immortal 23.”

After he receiv...

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#Mexico A Silence That Speaks: #Ayotzinapa and the Politics of Listening

#Mexico A Silence That Speaks: #Ayotzinapa and the Politics of Listening

Armando Carmona, Toward Freedom: While the silence of the state reinforces its complicity in maintaining the drug war and the immense violence against the people of Mexico, the silence from below speaks of a shift in focus, where those at the grassroots reinvigorate their commitment to struggling for radically new politics.



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James Risen: The Post- #911 #Homeland #Security Industrial Complex Profiteers and Endless #War - Truthout

James Risen: The Post- #911 #Homeland #Security Industrial Complex Profiteers and Endless #War - Truthout

Mark Karlin, Truthout: Journalist James Risen provides evidence of how the United States has become enmeshed in an endless war. He also discusses how the post-9/11 military-surveillance state has enriched - with little oversight or accountability - many opportunists.



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#Italy #Mafia La absolución de los jefes mafiosos pone en riesgo a #RobertoSaviano

#Italy #Mafia La absolución de los jefes mafiosos pone en riesgo a #RobertoSaviano | News in english | Scoop.it

#Italy #Mafia La absolución de los jefes mafiosos pone en riesgo a #RobertoSaviano

El caso del autor de "Gomorra" (2006), Roberto Saviano, "condenado" a vivir con escolta tras la publicación de su libro se suma al de otros periodistas que viven bajo amenazas de muerte en Italia

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$4.3 Billion Fine for Fraud in Exchange Market Manipulations Is Pittance for Major Banks - 11:20 #banksters- TRNN

$4.3 Billion Fine for Fraud in Exchange Market Manipulations Is Pittance for Major Banks - 11:20 #banksters- TRNN

This collective fine for big banks involved in exchange fraud represent less than 1/1000 of the daily transactions in the market says Bill Black, former fina...

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What Does The Police’s Massacre Of 10 People In #Brazil Tell Us About #USA #Police State?

What Does The Police’s Massacre Of 10 People In #Brazil Tell Us About #USA #Police State? | News in english | Scoop.it

What Does The Police’s Massacre Of 10 People In #Brazil Tell Us About #USA #Police State?

"Police around the world are prone to violence, violations of rights, and oppressive tactics. Only the degree and the skill of propagandizing varies."

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Cynics, Step Aside: There is Genuine Excitement Over a #HillaryClinton Candidacy - Glenn Greenwald

Cynics, Step Aside: There is Genuine Excitement Over a #HillaryClinton Candidacy - Glenn Greenwald | News in english | Scoop.it

Cynics, Step Aside: There is Genuine Excitement Over a #HillaryClinton Candidacy - Glenn Greenwald

It’s easy to strike a pose of cynicism when contemplating Hillary Clinton’s inevitable (and terribly imminent) presidential campaign. As a drearily soulless, principle-free, power-hungry veteran of DC’s game of thrones, she’s about as banal of an American politician as it gets. One of the few unique aspects to her, perhaps the only one, is how the genuinely inspiring gender milestone of her election will (following the Obama model) be exploited to obscure her primary role as guardian of the status quo.

That she’s the beneficiary of dynastic succession – who may very well be pitted against the next heir in line from the regal Bush dynasty (this one, not yet this one) - makes it all the more tempting to regard #HillaryTime with an evenly distributed mix of boredom and contempt. The tens of millions of dollars the Clintons have jointly “earned” off their political celebrity - much of it speaking to the very globalists, industry groups, hedge funds, and other Wall Street appendages who would have among the largest stake in her presidency - make the spectacle that much more depressing (the likely candidate is pictured above with Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein at an event in September).

But one shouldn’t be so jaded. There is genuine and intense excitement over the prospect of (another) Clinton presidency. Many significant American factions regard her elevation to the Oval Office as an opportunity for rejuvenation, as a stirring symbol of hope and change, as the vehicle for vital policy advances...

Find out who these factions are by reading the full article at The Intercept.

© 2014 The Intercept / First Look Media
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▶ #RussellBrand Imitates #NoamChomsky - 3:16 - DemocracyNow

▶ #RussellBrand Imitates #NoamChomsky - 3:16 - DemocracyNow

A highlight from Amy Goodman's interview with Russell Brand. Watch the full interview: http://democracynow.org — For years Russell Brand has been one of Britain’s most popular comedians, but over the past 12 months he has also emerged as a leading voice of Britain’s political left. He has taken part in anti-austerity protests, spoken at Occupy Wall Street protests and marched with the hacker collective Anonymous. A recovering addict himself, Brand has also become a leading critic of Britain's drug laws. He has just come out with a new book expanding on his critique of the political system. It is simply titled "Revolution."

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#US ▶ #Police shut down Walmart workers’ protest - 4:10 - RT

#US ▶ #Police shut down Walmart workers’ protest - 4:10 - RT

Police in a Los Angeles suburb arrested nearly two dozen protesting Walmart workers on Thursday, raising the ire of labor groups. Demanding pay increases and a stop to retaliation against workers who attempt to unionize, the participants demonstrated at two store locations and were arrested for failure to disperse. RT’s Lindsay France is in Los Angeles with more.

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#Russia Think #Putin’s Bad? Wait for the Next Guy - The Daily Beast

#Russia Think #Putin’s Bad? Wait for the Next Guy - The Daily Beast

Russians know they could do worse than Putin as president, and the West should keep in mind just how bad a successor might be.

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#Mexico’s Disappeared Students (Trailer) | VICE News

#Mexico’s Disappeared Students (Trailer) | VICE News | News in english | Scoop.it


#Mexico’s Disappeared Students (Trailer) | VICE News

In the upcoming three-part series, VICE News travels to Guerrero, ground-zero for the protest movement that has erupted since the disappearance of the 43 students of Ayotzinapa.


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