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With Election Out of the Way, Obama Turns to Congress for War Authorization

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/With_Election_Out_of_the_Way%2C_Obama_Turns_to_Congress_for_War_Authorization/38996/0/38/38/Y/M.html

With this year's election now over and lawmakers relieved of the pressure that coincides with daily interaction with constituents, President Obama announced that he would ask Congress to give him approval he needs to continue, and expand, multi-front war against the militant group known as ISIS.

DHS Grant Outfits Boston’s New Hybrid Buses With On-Board Surveillance

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/DHS_Grant_Outfits_Boston%E2%80%99s_New_Hybrid_Buses_With_On-Board_Surveillance/38984/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The surveillance systems’ “Live Look In” feature will allow the MBTA’s headquarters and individual patrol cars to access video from any bus in real-time. Screens at the front of each bus will allegedly show riders where their cameras are currently aimed.

Finance experts call for a new global financial order at Beijing conference

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Finance_experts_call_for_a_new_global_financial_order_at_Beijing_conference_/38987/0/38/38/Y/M.html

On Nov. 5, top financial experts concluded a conference held in Beijing, China to discuss economic reforms and how the current global financial system could be adapted or changed to function in a rapidly evolving monetary environment

ROLLINGSTONE BLOCKBUSTER: Main Witness In JPMorgan Case BREAKS HER GAG ORDER

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025776965

Alayne Fleischmann; securities lawyer, central witness in one of the biggest cases of white-collar crime in American history. As a deal manager at the gigantic bank, witnessed, then tried to stop, what she describes as "massive criminal securities fraud" in the bank's mortgage operations.

Angry Protesters Storm FBI Building, Back Scared Cops into Corner

November 6th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Angry_Protesters_Storm_FBI_Building%2C_Back_Scared_Cops_into_Corner/38991/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Tuesday, protesters assembled at various sites across the world for a demonstration called “The Million Mask March.” The protests served as an outlet for people to voice their frustrations with the different institutions that control their lives. During the protests in Washington DC, a group of masked Anonymous protesters stormed the FBI headquarters to face a group of terrified police officers.

Strike Back: Russian government may ban circulation of US dollar

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/21516

The State Duma submitted a bill banning and terminating the circulation of USD in Russia. If the bill is approved, Russian citizens will have to close their dollar accounts in Russian banks within a year and exchange their dollars in cash to Russian ruble or other countries’ currencies

Kiev shells Donetsk amid tank battle in city suburb – E. Ukrainian militias - Video

November 6th, 2014
Categories: War

Link: http://rt.com/news/202879-ukraine-donetsk-shelling-tanks/

my attempted to take over Donetsk suburb with tanks a day after two children were killed in the shelling of a local school, rebels allege. This comes as Dutch inspectors, probing the Flight MH17 crash, arrived in the area.

EU foreign policy chief slams east Ukraine elections as ‘illegal’ - EU foreign policy chief slams east Ukraine elections as ‘illegal’ Video

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/06/385043/eu-raps-illegal-elections-in-e-ukraine/

European Union's newly-appointed foreign policy chief has condemned recent elections in Ukraine’s eastern regions as “illegal and illegitimate.” In a press conference with Polish Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna in Warsaw on Thursday, Federica Mogherini said the EU will not recognize the leadership elections, which were held inDonetsk and Lugansk regions last week.

Kiev, Moscow trade accusations over tensions in eastern Ukraine - Viideo

November 6th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/06/385050/ukraine-russia-trade-accusations/

Russian Foreign Ministry: authorities in Ukraine’s east have intensified a military offensive against the pro-Russia forces in the region instead of trying to de-escalate tensions.

US decision to probe Russian tycoon ‘aimed at Putin’ - Video

November 6th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/06/385063/us-probe-of-russian-aimed-at-putin/

Russia says a recent decision by the US to probe the financial activities of a close member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle is part of a series of actions that are meant to target Putin.

Gleam is gone as gold prices sink to 4-year low

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014937911

"I think the big reason gold has lost so much ground is because confidence is coming back," says Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management in Minneapolis

100,000 workers protest Belgian labor reform

November 6th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014937844

One of Belgium's biggest postwar labor demonstrations brought about 100,000 workers to the capital on Thursday to protest government free-market reforms and austerity measures that they claim undermine Belgium's vaunted welfare state.

Outrage as ICC Drops Case Against Israel for Deadly Attack On Humanitarian Flotilla

November 6th, 2014
Categories: Zionism

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Outrage_as_ICC_Drops_Case_Against_Israel_for_Deadly_Attack_On_Humanitarian_Flotilla/38995/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The International Criminal Court accused of "defying justice" after announcement prosecutors will not further investigate or press charges against Israel for its 2010 deadly assault on a Gaza-bound flotilla bearing humanitarian aid from Turkey despite court's acknowledgement Israel likely committed war crimes.

Britain to send forces to Iraq to help anti-ISIL fight

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/05/384862/uk-to-send-troops-to-iraq-to-fight-isil/

Britain is preparing to deploy forces to Iraq to help the Iraqi security forces in their fight against the ISIL Takfiri militants, a British newspaper says. Several British officers are set to join a US base in Baghdad to train and advise the Iraqi army forces, The Times reported on Wednesday.

Germany exports to Iran up 33% to reach €1.6b

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/05/384840/germany-exports-to-iran-jump-to-16b/

Germany exported 1.6 billion euros of commodities to Iran in the first eight months of this year following an interim nuclear deal reached between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group,

Syrian soldiers retake Homs gas fields from ISIL

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/11/05/384934/syrian-army-retakes-homs-gas-fields/

Syrian military forces backed by pro-government fighters “retook control of the Jhar and Mahr gas fields, as well as the Hayyan gas company in the east of Homs province,”particularly important because they feed Homs city and Damascus the gas supplies needed to produce electricity

Yellowstone Volcano: 98 earthquakes revealed in latest report by USGS

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2014/11/05/yellowstone-volcano-98-earthquakes-revealed-in-latest-report-by-usgs/

Latest update of Yellowstone volcano by United States Geological Survey (USGS), October registered 98 total earthquakes in the Yellowstone National Park region, 21 more earthquakes than those reported in September.

GMO Labeling: Colorado Voters Reject Food Measure; Maui Voters Approve

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/11/05/361586991/gmo-labeling-colorado-voters-reject-food-measure-maui-voters-approve

Colorado; Proposition 105, to compel companies to label foods that contain genetically modified ingredients defeated by 2-1 margin Tuesday. Oregon voters also considered a measure, still too close to call. Hawaii, Maui County voters decided to temporarily ban genetically engineered crops.

Guam Medical Marijuana Initiative Headed for Victory, Becomes First U.S. Territory to Approve Medical Marijuana

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.drugpolicy.org/news/2014/11/guam-medical-marijuana-initiative-headed-victory-becomes-first-us-territory-approve-med

Crucial Election for Drug Policy Reform, as Voters in Oregon, Alaska, D.C., Florida, California, New Mexico, New Jersey and Elsewhere Vote on Marijuana Legalization, Sentencing Reform and Other Issues.

Republicans take control of US Senate, ousting Democrats in midterms

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/202339-republicans-control-senate-elections/

Republicans have gained control of the United States Senate for the first time since 2006, wresting victories from Democrats as midterm voters expressed frustration with President Barack Obama and the White House.

2 teens killed, 4 injured in shelling nr Donetsk school, E. Ukraine

November 5th, 2014
Categories: War

Link: http://rt.com/news/202555-donetsk-school-children-killed/

Two schoolchildren were killed and four injured as an artillery shell hit a stadium in front of a school in the Eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, local self-defense forces said.

Million Mask March rallies sweeping the globe LIVE UPDATES - Video

November 5th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://rt.com/news/202491-million-mask-march-updates/

The Million Mask March is sweeping the globe across Wednesday as demonstrators protest against austerity, mass surveillance and oppression. Participants will obscure their faces to protect their identity.

British spy agencies launch recruitment drive for Russian speakers

November 5th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/British_spy_agencies_launch_recruitment_drive_for_Russian_speakers/38963/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The Security Service, known as MI5, which is responsible for domestic security and counterintelligence, posted an advertisement on its website this week, alerting potential applicants that the job search for Russian-language speakers will officially launch “in mid-November 2014.

Canada’s Head Central Banker Has A Modest Proposal: “You Should Consider Working For Free”

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Canada%E2%80%99s_Head_Central_Banker_Has_A_Modest_Proposal%3A_%E2%80%9CYou_Should_Consider_Working_For_Free%E2%80%9D/38955/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz : ‘Adult children stuck in their parents’ basements because they can’t find adequate employment should take unpaid work to bolster résumés as they wait for the recovery to take hold’. Centre of planning and Economic Research in Greece proposed measure: unpaid work for the young unemployed so companies would have a strong motive to hire young employees.

Voters legalize recreational pot in Oregon

November 5th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Voters_legalize_recreational_pot_in_Oregon/38959/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Oregonians 21 and older will be able to possess and smoke marijuana starting July 1 of 2015, able to carry one ounce legally, have eight ounces at home, allowed to grow up four plants for personal use.

NASA Warns California Drought Could Threaten U.S. Food Supply: “There will be some definite changes”

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/nasa-warns-california-drought-could-threaten-u-s-food-supply-there-will-be-some-definite-changes_11042014

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has sounded a stark warning over California’s sustained drought, publishing its latest findings where satellite surveys show a rapidly depleting groundwater supply. California is the United States’ most valuable agricultural state, and thus key to America’s food supply (and much of the world’s as well) that could mean drastic consequences for food commodity prices and potential shortages.

14-Year-Old Arrested For Wearing Rosary At Football Game

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://refreshingnews99.blogspot.in/2014/11/14-year-old-arrested-for-wearing-rosary.html

A 14-year-old boy from Amarillo, Texas, was reportedly hurt by a police officer after he refused to remove his rosary beads at a middle school football game Wednesday night.

Ottawa, Beijing strike deal on yuan trading hub

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/ottawa-beijing-strike-deal-on-yuan-trading-hub/article21438028/

Ottawa and Beijing have struck a deal that will see this country designated as a trading hub for China’s yuan currency, a benefit that will lower the cost of doing business for Canadian companies seeking Chinese markets.

How it's cheaper to FLY to the US and buy an Apple iMac than pay for one in the UK: MailOnline investigation reveals how tech firms are bumping up prices in Britain

November 4th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2820572/How-s-cheaper-FLY-buy-Apple-iMac-pay-one-UK-MailOnline-investigation-reveals-tech-firms-bumping-prices-Britain.html

it is cheaper to buy a return flight to the US and buy Apple’s latest iMac with Retina 5K display, than it is to buy it from the UK store. And the price discrepancy also applies to other gadgets, including tablets, GoPro cameras, smartwatches and games consoles.

There is no Ebola vaccine 'because the virus previously only affected poor African nations', WHO chief says

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2819977/There-no-Ebola-vaccine-virus-previously-affected-poor-African-nations-chief-says.html

Dr Margaret Chan, director general of WHO said there is no Ebola vaccine because it had only affected poor African nations, criticised drugs companies for turning their backs on markets that cannot pay, highlighted an 'urgent need' to strengthen African healthcare systems.

DWP orders man to work without pay for company that let him go

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/nov/03/dwp-benefits-electrician-work-placement-labour

Electronics specialist John McArthur, now unemployed, says he is living off 16p tins of spaghetti and without heating after being sanctioned by a jobcentre for refusing to work unpaid for LAMH Recycle in Motherwell, a Scottish social enterprise.

UK’s Exeter University students in historic landslide vote to boycott Israel

November 4th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2014/11/01/511200-uks-exeter-university-students-in-historic-landslide-vote-to-boycott-israel/

Students at Britain’s Exeter University have made history by turning out in record numbers to vote in favor of boycotting the apartheid state of Israel. The vote, on 24 October, was in favor of a resolution to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to pressure Israel into respecting international law and human right

Qatar to become Middle East clearing hub for China’s yuan

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/21488

Qatar will become the Middle East’s first hub for clearing transactions in the Chinese yuan, that could over help Gulf oil exporting countries reduce their dependence on the US dollar. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s Doha branch has been appointed as the clearing bank for yuan deals in Qatar.

‘Game of drones’ highlights France’s nuclear vulnerability

November 4th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/21491

Unidentified drones have made flights over 11 French nuclear power stations since the beginning of October. French authorities and nuclear experts are becoming increasingly worried about this activity, which Libération has dubbed the “game of drones”. EurActiv France reports.

Obama’s Mental Health Mandate

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Obama%E2%80%99s_Mental_Health_Mandate_/38948/0/38/38/Y/M.html

President Obama’s executive policy, Now is the Time: The President’s Plan to Protect Our Children and Our Communities by Reducing Gun Violence; broader motives and agendas: to persuade population it has one or more undiagnosed mental or emotional “disorders” that require treatment, all youth are potential time bombs that must be closely monitored.

From Afghanistan to Texas, Surveillance Blimps Are on the Rise

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/From_Afghanistan_to_Texas%2C_Surveillance_Blimps_Are_on_the_Rise/38949/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Long thought of as just a convenient way to advertise tires and provide aerial coverage of football games, blimps have become a low-tech-meets-high-tech surveillance tool in some of the world's most dangerous locations. The Royal Singapore Air Force just announced that it will send a tethered aerostat platform aloft in early 2015 to complement the RSAF's suite of airborne and ground-based radars.

Alabama School District Hired an Ex-FBI Agent to Monitor Students on Social Media

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Alabama_School_District_Hired_an_Ex-FBI_Agent_to_Monitor_Students_on_Social_Media/38944/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A monitoring program in an Alabama school district paid a former FBI agent $157,000 to monitor the social-media interactions of students, resulting in 14 expulsions last year. 12 of the 14 students expelled owing to social-media monitoring were black.

NATO asks US for more troops in Baltic states, Poland to counter ‘Russia threat’

November 4th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://rt.com/news/202163-nato-pentagon-troops-europe/

The North Atlantic bloc has asked the Pentagon to send more troops to Eastern Europe to counter the perceived threat of Russia. There are currently 750 US soldiers in Poland and the Baltic states, but the organization believes that this is not enough.

105 Israeli ex-generals, spy chiefs call on Netanyahu to make peace with Palestinians

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Palestine

Link: http://rt.com/news/202047-israel-generals-spy-peace/

The largest-ever protest by Israeli top brass has taken place, with at least 105 retired generals and intelligence chiefs writing a letter to premier Benjamin Netanyahu, urging him to “initiate a diplomatic process” for peace with Palestine.

World's first 3D-bioprinted transplant-ready organ to be unveiled in early 2015

November 4th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/202175-3d-bioprinted-organ-transplant/

The first living organ, created with the use of 3D-bioprinter, will be released next year, Russian scientists announced. The experiment will start with a transplant-ready thyroid, with further work on a functional printed kidney scheduled for 2018.

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