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CIA ramping up covert training program for moderate Syrian rebels

October 3rd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/15762

The CIA expanding clandestine effort to train opposition fighters in Syria concern moderate, U.S.-backed militias losing ground in the civil war,produce few hundred trained fighters each month.Getting CIA instruction, weapons being sent back to Syria Eclipsed by radical Islamists in Syria.

Bank Contractors Have Broken Into Hundreds Of Homes Since 2008

October 3rd, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/10/03/2729021/banks-break-ins-homeowners-contractors/

Contractors hired byfinancial companies have broken into hundreds of the wrong private homes due to incorrect addresses, other errors.Safeguard Properties,sued 135 times over wrongfulbreakins. Contractors break into a home not yet bank owned cause damage that destroys owner’s ability to sell.

US shutdown a smokescreen for assault on Social Security, Medicare

October 3rd, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/10/03/shut-o03.html

, President Barack Obama offered talks on cutting basic social programs such as Medicare and Social Security in return for Republican support for funding federal operations, raising national debt ceiling, reject negotiations with Republicans tied to delay of his health care overhaul.

Kerry, Hagel rebuff Israel pressure over Iran

October 3rd, 2013
Categories: World, Middle East, Politics, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/03/327337/us-rebuffs-israels-pressure-over-iran/

“We have an obligation. It would be diplomatic malpractice of the worst order not to examine every possibility of whether or not you can achieve that before you ask people to take military action and do what you have to do in order to prevent something from happening,” U S Secretary of State John Kerry.

Netanyahu’s UN speech: Sounds like a sociopath?

October 2nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/op-edge/netanyahu-un-nuclear-iran-633/

Iranian missiles will hit New York in “three to four years”. A nuclear Iran is like “50 North Koreas”.This could be the sound of a deranged, dangerous sociopath, or Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressing the UN General Assembly. He has powerful allies; US extreme right-wingers Republicans

Venezuela says U.S. expels three diplomats in a dispute

October 2nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014608693

Washington has expelled Venezuela's highest-ranking diplomat in the United States and two others from its embassy in a tit-for-tat measure after Venezuela booted out three American diplomats accused of fomenting sabotage, the Venezuelan government said.

Kiev police fire tear gas to disperse protest

October 2nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/International/2013/Oct-02/233322-kiev-police-fire-tear-gas-to-disperse-protest.ashx#axzz2gVtEIp00

Thousands of opposition protesters had gathered to rally against what they say is illegitimate council session, say the mandate of the legislature,dominated by allies of President Viktor Yanukovich, ended in June, new election must be held. Those who were detained would be charged with hooliganism.

Israeli jet violates Lebanese airspace

October 2nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: /Israeli jet violates Lebanese airspace

“At 6:15 a.m. this morning, an Israeli reconnaissance jet violated the Lebanese airspace over the village of Rmeish, performed circular flights over the south region and then left Lebanon’s airspace at 8:05 a.m. over the village of Naqoura,” the Army said in a statement.
/Israeli jet violates Lebanese airspace

Former Soviet states stand up to Russia

October 2nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/15719

Russia has used economic and security threats to draw post-communist countries into its Eurasian Customs Union and to block the European Union’s Eastern Partnership initiative, which seeks possible eventual of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine into European Union (EU).

California Nullifies NDAA Indefinite Detention

October 2nd, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/California_Nullifies_NDAA_Indefinite_Detention/29304/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Assembly Bill (AB) 351 was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown yesterday. California is the third state to have passed legislation, which nullifies the unpopular federal provision legislation takes aim at not only the NDAA provision, but any federal law, which seeks to disregard one’s constitutional rights.

5 police officers killed in attack in Yemen: Official

October 2nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/02/327234/5-police-officers-killed-in-yemen/

Police checkpoint came under attack by suspected militants in Yemen's southeastern province of Hadramout on Wednesday.Fifty-six Yemeni police officers, troops killed in three militant attacks in southern Yemen September 20 after US drone strike in the area hit a car killed all the people onboard.

Greenpeace activists charged with piracy over Russian oil rig protest

October 2nd, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/greenpeace-piracy-activists-624/

A Russian court has formally charged 14 of the 30 Greenpeace activists with piracy. They were arrested in Russia after staging a protest at an Arctic oil rig. The charges Greenpeace calls “extreme” carry a maximum penalty of up to 15 years in jail. The activists, come from 19 different nations.

US Army and Intel: Shutdown already damaging national security

October 2nd, 2013
Categories: Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/usa-government-shutdown-security-647/

James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, and Ray Odierno, the US Army’s chief of staff, have both decried the impact of the government shutdown. Clapper has called employees’ unpaid furlough a recruitment ‘dreamland’ for foreign spy agencies,damages safety and security of the nation.

Afghan government slams US for sending arms to Taliban

October 2nd, 2013
Categories: News, World, Afghanistan, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/02/327215/afghan-mp-slams-us-for-arming-taliban/

The Afghan Interior Ministry condemned US military over shipment of weapons to Zabul Province in southern Afghanistan .Senior officials in Kabul demanded an explanation from Washington over its aid to Taliban ,have raised serious doubts regarding Washington’s goals, could trigger mass protests.

Brazil police fire teargas at protesting teachers

October 1st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/01/326986/brazil-police-attack-protesting-teachers/

The rally, began peacefully, turned violent when police resorted to using tear gas and stun guns to disperse the crowds.governmentapproved a law would reserve 75 percent of oil royalties for education, 25 percent for healthcare. protesters skeptical of pledges will continue until changes are made.: VIDEO

The DEA Thinks Medical Records Don’t Count as “Private”

October 1st, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_DEA_Thinks_Medical_Records_Don%E2%80%99t_Count_as_%E2%80%9CPrivate%E2%80%9D/29272/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Lawsuit fought between, DEA, Oregon,American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). DEA believe they should have access to Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) database, contradicts state law. Oregon sued DEA. PDMP system designed to keep law enforcement from viewing patients’ records.

'Putin’s Syria role deserving of Nobel Peace Prize'

October 1st, 2013
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/putin-nobel-peace-prize-587/

President Putin should get the Nobel Peace Prize for his moves to resolve the Syrian crisis, according to a group of Russian activists and political scientists who have indicated that they are officially proposing the president’s nomination. Putin deserved the prize much more President Barack Obama.

Crystal Sugar pays off $46.6 million government loan with sugar

October 1st, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014608067

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) tries to unload the sugar in a market where supply far exceeds demand. Because of the government shutdown, it was not clear how many other companies across the country paid back loans in sugar instead of dollars.

Al-Qaeda claims responsibility for Iraq attacks

October 1st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/01/327045/alqaeda-claims-iraq-deadly-attacks/

Statement released late on Monday, the al-Qaeda-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, took responsibility for the bombings which “simultaneously hit selected targets.”On Monday, at least 55 people were killed and over a hundred injured in a series of car bomb explosions across Baghdad .

Iran must dismantle nuclear program: Netanyahu

October 1st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, Politics, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/10/01/327086/iran-must-dismantle-nprogram-israel/

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told 68th session of UN General Assembly must dismantle entire nuclear program, accuseing Iran of developing nuclear weapons, added "nuclear-armed" would be threat to Israel, called on international community to keep pressure on Iran through sanctions.

Colombians Successfully Revolt Against Seed Control and Agricultural Tyranny

October 1st, 2013
Categories: News, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://www.wakingtimes.com/2013/10/01/colombians-successfully-revolt-against-seed-control-and-agricultural-tyranny/

Colombian government conceded to nationwide general strike. Three week long protests supported by thousands over agricultural law 9.70. Made it illegal to share, trade, or sell native seeds among farmers, prison terms, financial burden to small-scale cultivators, dependence on food monopolies.

Snowden urges EU parliament to protect whistleblowers

October 1st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/snowden-eu-parliament-protect-whistleblowers-593/

Snowden, called on EU Parliament committee to provide protection for whistleblowers “create better channels” for them to inform. Committee is holding inquiry of'Prism scandal. "Surveillance of whole populations rather than individuals threatens to be the greatest human rights challenge of our time.”

'Yankees go home': Venezuela expels 3 top US diplomats

October 1st, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/maduro-expels-us-diblomats-586/

Three US diplomats have been accused by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of plotting with the country’s far right to sabotage the national electric grid, told the diplomats to leave within 48 hours. Venezuelan government says the country’s economy is suffering from acts of sabotage.

Insurance Giants See Stocks Soar on Launch of Obamacare

October 1st, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.darkpolitricks.com/2013/10/insurance-giants-see-stocks-soar-on-launch-of-obamacare/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+DarkPolitricks+%28Dark+Politricks%29

It’s unsurprising that large health insurance companies are enjoying the fruits of mandatory Obamacare regulations, since they helped write them in the first place. Virtually all of the major health insurance companies have seen their stock prices continually climb since Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law in 2010.

Total GMO Ban To Be Considered By Russia Within Weeks

September 30th, 2013
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Total_GMO_Ban_To_Be_Considered_By_Russia_Within_Weeks/29244/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Russia does not allow cultivation of GMOs for commercial purposes. Their regulatory agencies suspended import, use of American GM corn following study suggesting link to breast cancer, organ damage. Russian Prime Minister ordered agencies to consider ban on all GMO imports into Russia.

China Looking To Reposition Renminbi As Global Currency

September 30th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/15713

China has already made its aim to establish the renminbi as a global currency, possibly even replacing the American dollar as the world’s reserve currency, has set up direct currency swapping agreements with Brazil, the US,Japan. Massive reserves will allow China to regulate prices even in open markets.

Senators Angle for Monsanto-Friendly FDA Voluntary GMO Labeling "Guidance"

September 30th, 2013
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Senators_Angle_for_Monsanto-Friendly_FDA_Voluntary_GMO_Labeling_%22Guidance%22/29248/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Once FDA finalizes its GMO labeling guidance, industry uses the FDA guidance to preempt state laws requiring mandatory labeling of GMOs. Currently, states have the right to enact GMO labeling laws precisely because the FDA has not formally ruled on GMO labeling.

Two more Al Jazeera staff arrested in Egypt

September 30th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics

Link: http://en.alalam.ir/news/1518653

Two staffers at Al Jazeera's Egyptian channel Al Jazeera Mubashr Misr have been detained for allegedly possessing illegal transmission equipment "unlicensed"equipment, accused of possessing and operating wireless equipment and broadcasting audiovisual content without required licenses.

Just 30 Out Of 233 House Republicans Actually Want The Shutdown Fight

September 30th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/09/30/2706201/30-republicans-shutdown/

overwhelming majority of Republicans may in fact be open to a “clean” bill that does not attempt to delay or defund Obamacare. Byron York of the Washington Examiner reports that just 30 radical House Republicans are responsible for keeping the doomed Obamacare fight alive.

U.S. Justice Department suit aims to stop NC voter ID law

September 30th, 2013
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014606469

U.S. Department of Justice will file a lawsuit Monday to stop North Carolina’s new voter ID law,
Attorney General Eric Holder, said he will fight state voting laws he sees as discriminatory,Critics said the law will disenfranchise African-American and elderly voters, while the Republican-led General Assembly in Raleigh said the law will protect the state’s voters from potential fraud.

Police chief: Class A drugs should be legalised to take control away from gangs

September 29th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Science

Link: http://metro.co.uk/2013/09/29/police-chief-class-a-drugs-should-be-legalised-to-take-control-away-from-gangs-4127021/

A top police officer said class A drugs,cocaine, heroin should be legalised.Durham chief constable Mike Barton: best way to tackle the problem of drugs,criminal gangs who control them, would be to decriminalisehard substances.Would also avoidspread of HIV and hepatitis C among needle users.

Greek govt cracks down on neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, arrests leader

September 29th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/greece-golden-dawn-leader-arrest-481/

Greek police have arrested the leader, several MPs and dozens of members of ultra-right Golden Dawn party on charges of leading a “criminal organization.” The party promised to respond with mass rallies of its supporters.

Syria crisis can end if West drops support for militants: FM

September 28th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/28/326602/backing-militants-fuels-syria-war-fm/

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says the crisis in the country could end within weeks if the states backing militants halted their support. "Many countries speak about supporting political solution. They need to stop financing, terrorist groups. Especially Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar.

Bahrainis hold anti-regime rally in memory of activist

September 28th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/29/326619/bahrainis-stage-antiregime-protest/

People have taken to the streets of Bahrain to hold an anti-regime demonstration in solidarity with the mother of an activist killed by the regime. Aradi, 19, was killed after being chased by police, which made his car crash. Aradi’s brother sentenced to 15 years in jail as part of the crackdown on dissent.

Thousands protest military rule in Egypt after Muslim Brotherhood ban

September 28th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/28/egy-s28.html

Friday thousands protested against military rule in Egypt. Protesters marched in Cairo, Port Said, Assiut, Alexandria, Mansoura, other Egyptian cities. Protests were called by the National Alliance for Supporting Legitimacy,coalition of Islamist parties led by the MB.

Detroit emergency manager to freeze city pensions

September 28th, 2013
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2013/09/28/detr-s28.html

Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr announced plan to freeze the city’s pension system, wipe out benefits for all unvested workers—a significant section of the workforce. Eliminate retiree health care benefits workers whose pensions plans not yet vested.Will shift to 401(k) plan with no accrued benefits.

Anti-GMO Campaigners Claim Victory as ‘Monsanto Protection Act’ killed by Senate

September 27th, 2013
Categories: Environment, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.undergroundhealth.com/anti-gmo-campaigners-claim-victory-as-monsanto-protection-act-killed-by-senate/

An amendment dubbed the “Monsanto Protection Act,” which currently allows large agriculture and biotech corporations to ignore court orders involving the safety of genetically modified seeds, has been stripped from Senate’s spending bill that could be voted on as early as Wednesday afternoon.

Americans say Putin, not Obama, was most effective during Syrian crisis - survey

September 27th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/line/2013-09-27/#51249

Americans believe Russian President Vladimir Putin has been the most effective world leader in steering geo-political affairs during the Syrian chemical weapons crisis, according to an Economist/YouGov survey. Forty-nine percent of those surveyed said Putin deserves the most credit for how he handled events.

US drones violate Pakistan’s sovereignty: Sharif

September 27th, 2013
Categories: Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/28/326418/rein-in-terror-drones-pakistan-tells-us/

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says US assassination drone strikes are counter-productive and a violation of the country’s sovereignty, international law. Calling on Washington to end attacks on Pakistan’s tribal areas.Strikes cause “casualties of innocent civilians.

Russia slams West's hypocrisy on Syria militants

September 27th, 2013
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/09/27/326412/russia-raps-doublestandards-on-syria/

Russia has denounced the Western countries’ double-standards by supporting militants in one country and fighting them in another. Lavrov criticized the West for accusing Assad of using chemical weapons on its own people without proof, warned against rising extremism.

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