Here’s your "safer world"…By Manlio Dinucci

26 November 2013 — Voltaire Network

While the West brags this week about having stopped the military nuclear development programme that Iran ended definitively in 1988, Manlio Dinucci reminds us that the production of nuclear weapons in the world has never ceased. So we’re being offered the celebration of a public relations victory to mask the nuclear reality. Continue reading

Copyright Maximalists Harm Authors

26 November 2013 — Falkvinge on Infopolicy

Copyright maximalists want all sorts of new laws to “help authors get paid”. Well, I’m a published author, and all their efforts to “help” cost me money. Even if we strictly limit the argument to printed books, copyright maximalists still only succeed in harming authors and publishers. This is how.

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Media Lens: Endless Stalemate: How Fossil Fuel Interests Are Killing Climate Action By David Cromwell

26 November 2013 — Media Lens

The devastation wreaked by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has led to heart-wrenching scenes of human suffering, with the death toll now put at over 5,000 and likely to rise still further. Yeb Sano, the head of the Philippines climate delegation, gave a moving speech at the UN climate talks in Warsaw, Poland, linking the typhoon to global warming, and then went on a hunger strike which would last, he said, ‘until we stop this madness’.

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War Crimes Tribunal: “Beyond Reasonable Doubt”, Israel Found Guilty of Genocide

26 November 2013 — Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal

The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission (KLWCC) versus the State of Israel

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The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal (KLWCT) after listening to the testimonies of 11 prosecution witnesses and voluminous documentary evidence and extensive submissions by the prosecution and amicus curiae delivered its judgement on the two charges against the State of Israel and retired Army general Amos Yaron.

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Book Review: Israel’s Evolution towards a Fascist Racist State By Jim Miles

26 November 2013 — Global Research

Review of ‘Goliath – Life and loathing in Greater Israel’ by Max Blumenthal, Nation Books, 2013

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This is a powerfully written book, a mixture of current events, historical data, and personal anecdotal comments and stories. Throughout there are pervasive themes that clearly outline the nature of the Israeli state as it exists today. From May 2009 up to early 2013, Max Blumenthal passed “many prolonged stays in the Holy Land,” from which he derived this current assessment.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 25 November 2013: As Kerry talks peace, Israeli settlers dispossess Palestinians

25 November 2013 — VTJP

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Palestinian Security Forces Clashe With Gunmen In Nablus
IMEMC – [Monday November 25, 2013] Palestinian sources have reported that Palestinian security men and gunmen exchanged fire in the Balata refugee camp, east of the northern West Bank city of Nablus. …

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Is Monsanto’s Glyphosate RoundUp the New Agent Orange? By Christina Sarich

26 November 2013 — naturalsociety.com

Monsanto has been in the poison game for a long time. All the propaganda in the world can’t erase the fact that they first poisoned thousand of Vietnamese, Thai, and Koreans as well as countless American soldiers with Agent Orange, who only now receive compensation for the effects of Monsanto’s bio-warfare decades later. The proof is finally so pervasive that the company can no longer just sweep away evidence of their evil-doing.

The War on Welfare: From ‘Social Security’ to ‘Social Insecurity’ By Bruce Bennett and Imogen Tyler

26 November 2013 — New Left Project

Everyone, as a member of society, has the right to social security and is entitled to realization, through national effort and international co-operation and in accordance with the organization and resources of each State, of the economic, social and cultural rights indispensable for his dignity and the free development of his personality. – Article 22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948. Continue reading

NSA strategy document envisions unrestrained global surveillance By Tom Carter

26 November 2013 — WSWS

A top secret National Security Administration (NSA) strategy document leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden envisions spying on “anyone, anytime, anywhere,” free from all legal restraints, and radical expansions in the NSA’s activities in the period of 2012-2016.

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