The Strategic Consequences of Edward Snowden’s Revelations (I) By Dmitriy Sedov

16 January 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

«If I defected at all, I defected from the government to the public». – E. Snowden

One of the most important world events of 2013 was Edward Snowden’s revelation that the United States is attempting to keep all of humanity under surveillance using cutting-edge electronic devices.

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The Real Causes of the Catastrophic Crisis in Greece and the “Left” By Takis Fotopoulos

16 January 2014 — Global Research

1. The integration of Greece into the EU is the real cause of its catastrophic crisis

GREECEThe almost complete destruction of the lower classes in Greece is not due to the causes usually attributed to it by the “Left”.[1] In fact, contrary to the misleading “explanations” provided by this Left and the Right alike, the actual cause is the full integration of the Greek economy into neoliberal globalization, through its accession into the EU. This has meant the complete transformation of Greece into an economic and political protectorate of the Transnational Elite.[2]

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Missile Experts: White House Made False Claims Over Syrian WMD Use

16 January 2014 — Moon of Alabama

We called the chemical weapon attack near Damascus on August 21st a false flag operations and unlikely to have been committed by the Syrian government. Disregarding the large motive the insurgents had for such an attack as well as other facts the Obama administration accused the Syrian government and prepared to go to war over the issue.

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Climate Activists Slapped With Terrorism Charges for Devon Energy Protest By Richard Smallteacher

10 January 2014 — Corpwatch

WHAT’S NEW ON CORPWATCH: Holding Corporations Accountable

Two climate activists who staged a protest at the headquarters of Devon Energy, a Fortune 500 company based in Oklahoma city, have been charged with a “terrorism hoax” after black powder drifted down from a banner that they unfurled.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 15 January 2014: Sentencing Israel of Genocide

15 January 2014 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Soldiers Invde Towns Near Nablus, Clashes Reported
IMEMC – [Wednesday Evening, January 15, 2014] Dozens of Israeli military vehicles invaded Beita town, and Bir Qoza area, in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, and clashed with Palestinian youths who hurled stones and empty bottles at the invading forces. …

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Press release: Secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) – Environment Chapter

15 January 2014 — Wikileaks Press

Today, 15 January 2014, WikiLeaks released the secret draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Environment Chapter and the corresponding Chairs’ Report. The TPP transnational legal regime would cover 12 countries initially and encompass 40 per cent of global GDP and one-third of world trade. The Environment Chapter has long been sought by journalists and environmental groups. The released text dates from the Chief Negotiators’ summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19-24 November 2013.

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Nuclear Issues: Words and Deeds (II) By Andrei Akulov

16 January 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Russia enhances nuclear potential

On January 3 Defense Ministry spokesman said the Russian military plans to test around 70 types of rocket and missile weaponry at a major testing site this year. According to Colonel Igor Yegorov, the Ministry’s spokesman, the testing program at the Kapustin Yar range in southern Russia will include about 300 launches of rockets, missiles, and aerial drones as part of more than 180 R&D projects.

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Nuclear Issues: Words and Deeds (I) By Andrei Akulov

16 January 2014 — — Strategic Culture Foundation

US President Obama has stated his goal of nuclear-free world. The 2010 Nuclear Posture Review said the United States was prepared to reduce its nuclear arsenal to 1,000 warheads or fewer. In the summer of 2013 he offered to launch talks on further strategic arms cuts that Russia refused. Obama’s guidance directed the Pentagon to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in the overall U.S. security strategy and narrow the focus of nuclear strategy to deterrence, the White House 2013 fact sheet states. Continue reading

The Independent: Devastating dossier on ‘abuse’ by UK forces in Iraq goes to International Criminal Court

16 January 2014 — Wikileaks Press

Public Interest Lawyers takes action at the ICC:

An article by the Independent explains that Public Interest Lawyers and the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights have presented a complaint before the International Criminal Court. This action takes place after a 3 years investigation during which a huge number of testimonies have been collected.

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