Category Economic-Corruption

DoD: Military Equipment Helps Local Police Do Their Job

“By and large — and I’m speaking like any American citizen, and I’m sure you guys would agree with me — that law enforcement all over the country has a hard job to do,” Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters, as quoted by Politico. “And 99 percent of them all do it […]

Exclusive: U.S. to spend up to $550 million on African rapid response forces – PRN.fm – PRN.fm

The United States plans to partner with Senegal, Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to develop rapid response forces. Those forces would be ready to deploy as part of United Nations’ or African Union missions.“The United States doesn’t have a desire to expand and create a big footprint inside of Africa,” Obama said at a […]

IDF Continues ‘Acts of Genocide’ Against Indigenous Arab Palestinians Under ‘Operation Protective Edge’ As the International Community Observes | APNS Novaĵagentejo

US-Supported Israel Defence Forces Continue ‘Acts of Genocide’ Against Indigenous Arab Palestinians Under ‘Operation Protective Edge’ As the International Community Observes  APNS /North America [08.06.2014] – As the State of Israel began extracting its ground troops from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday morning in observance of another (72-hour) ceasefire, the SOI and factions representing the […]

Justice Dept., FBI to review use of forensic evidence in thousands of cases – The Washington Post

“The Department and the FBI are in the process of identifying historical cases for review where a microscopic hair examination conducted by the FBI was among the evidence in a case that resulted in a conviction,” spokeswoman Nanda Chitre said in a statement. “We have dedicated considerable time and resources to addressing these issues, with […]

Trade to dominate as Obama welcomes African leaders – The Malaysian Insider

“My advice to African leaders is to make sure that if, in fact, China is putting in roads and bridges, number one, that they’re hiring African workers; number two, that the roads don’t just lead from the mine to the port to Shanghai, but that there’s an ability for the African governments to shape how […]

Mongolian PM’s senior advisor arrested by anti-corruption agency — China Development Gateway — Sharing Information, Knowledge and Tools

According to the report, Gansukh Luumed, the former minister of natural environment and tourism and senior advisor of Prime Minster Norov Altankhuyag, was arrested for embezzlement by the Independent Agency Against Corruption.The prime minister criticized the arrest as “sabotage of government actions.”Gansukh is coordinator of the government’s subsidy program “Coal,” which enables residents of slum […]

‘Accusation drive’ – Indonesia president slams Australia’s gagging order exposed by WikiLeaks — RT News

WikiLeaks released a document Wednesday that it said was a court order issued by the Supreme Court in Melbourne on June 19.According to the document, the court had banned any disclosure or publication of information concerning 17 current and past heads of state, politicians and other senior officials of Malaysia, Indonesia or Vietnam in connection […]

Germany Will Ban Tech Companies That Play Ball With NSA – No federal contracts will go to companies that turn over data to the NSA or other agencies. There may, however, be one crucial exemption ~ News Forage

But according to research conducted by NDR and Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany’s black-red “grand coalition” government has now tightened the rules for awarding sensitive public IT contracts. In cases of doubt, suspicious companies will now be excluded from such contracts. And companies now have to sign documents to the effect that no contracts or laws oblige […]

Federal review stalled after finding forensic errors by FBI lab unit spanned two decades – The Washington Post

The findings troubled the bureau, and it stopped the review of convictions last August. Case reviews resumed this month at the order of the Justice Department, the officials said.U.S. officials began the inquiry after The Washington Post reported two years ago that flawed forensic evidence involving microscopic hair matches might have led to the convictions […]

War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields | Global Research

War and Natural Gas: The Israeli Invasion and Gaza’s Offshore Gas Fields by Michel Chossudovsky January 8, 2009 The December 2008 military invasion of the Gaza Strip by Israeli Forces bears a direct relation to the control and ownership of strategic offshore gas reserves.  This is a war of conquest. Discovered in 2000, there are […]

Shane Elson: Gaza, Gas and War

In 2000 a $4 billion US dollar gas field was discovered just off shore from the Gaza strip. The field is under waters that, by international recognition, makes it the property of the Palestinians. Kind of like the oil and gas that lies in the waters recognised as belonging to East Timor. Just like the […]

NSA shares raw intelligence including Americans’ data with Israel | World news | The Guardian

Details of the intelligence-sharing agreement are laid out in a memorandum of understanding between the NSA and its Israeli counterpart that shows the US government handed over intercepted communications likely to contain phone calls and emails of American citizens. The agreement places no legally binding limits on the use of the data by the Israelis.The […]

Seemorerocks: Drilling for oil in the Golan Heights

That geographic location will likely prove controversial. Israel seized the Golan Heights in the Six-Day War in 1967 and annexed the territory in 1981. Its administration of the area — which is not recognised by international law — has been mostly peaceful until the Syrian civil war broke out 23 months ago.“This action is mostly […]

Analysis of Radio Frequency Identification RFID Chip Prevalence in 3 Discrete United States Populations – WIT

Three discrete human populations, defined by geographic location, were assessed for the presence of RFID Chips. Population Midwest MW contained 958 individuals from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Population Northeast NE contained 987 individuals from Maine, Rhode Island, and New Jersey. Population South West SW contained 1,010 individuals from Arizona and Nevada. Volunteers were recruited using […]

Fire and Forget: DARPA successfully tests revolutionary self-guiding bullet VIDEO — RT USA

US military research agency DARPA says it is homing in on its long-term ambition of producing self-guided bullets, after staging a test in which a sniper was able to shoot at a target at a radically wrong angle, and yet still hit it perfectly.“DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance EXACTO program recently conducted the first successful […]

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince To Advise Chinese Firms In Africa

Former Navy SEAL and Blackwater founder Erik Prince has a new security venture. This time he is helping Chinese firms to “take the drama out of Africa” by consulting on how the businesses should establish themselves and operate throughout the continent. Africa has become a major target for Chinese investment to secure access to the […]

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