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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 […]

CDC chief to testify on anthrax exposure scare | TheHill

“A potential live anthrax exposure raises serious questions about CDC’s adherence to safety protocol measures and the agency’s ability to ensure its scientists and the public are safe,” said subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy R-Pa..The CDC’s investigation is still ongoing but the agency has said it will take disciplinary actions against those who mishandled the live […]

Kentucky Lawmakers Attack Climate Change Science In Discussion on Carbon Regulations | WFPL

“I won’t get into the debate about climate change,” said Sen. Brandon Smith, a Hazard Republican. “But I’ll simply point out that I think in academia we all agree that the temperature on Mars is exactly as it is here. Nobody will dispute that. Yet there are no coal mines on Mars. There’s no factories […]

Abbott’s climate stance is ‘reckless’ and ‘deeply shaming’, senior UK Tory says | World news | theguardian.com

Lord Deben, who served in Margaret Thatcher’s government as John Gummer, told Guardian Australia the Australian government was out of step with centre-right politicians from around the world on the urgency of tackling climate change.“I haven’t met an Australian who is not deeply ashamed of this government, most of whom voted for Abbott,” he said. […]

Controversial scientist recreates H1N1 flu virus that killed 500,000 people… but his version in RESISTANT to vaccine | Mail Online

Dr Yoshihiro Kawaoka, professor of virology at University of Wisconsin at Madison, has reportedly tweaked the 2009 strain of pandemic influenza responsible for some 500,000 deaths worldwide to make it resistant the human immune system’s antibodies.Kawaoka’s many critics have said that his latest provocative experiment has essentially rendered the world’s population defenseless against the virus.According […]

Why are Greenpeace and the EFF working with extremists who want to nullify welfare programs and the EPA? | PandoDaily

I understand that opponents of mass surveillance seek allies wherever they can. In its press release for the airship, Greenpeace is quick to call its group of partners “diverse.” That’s putting it lightly. The Tenth Amendment Center has praised efforts in Arizona to nullify “all rules imposed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.” I […]

UK government’s secret list of ‘probable nuclear targets’ in 1970s released | World news | The Guardian

But according to the researcher who found the documents, former nuclear weapons design engineer Brian Burnell, the real aim was not to defend civilian targets. Military planners wanted to try to ensure that UK-based nuclear bombers survived to launch a counter-attack against the Soviet Union, he said.He argues that the Whitehall planners were confused about […]

Japan Fails To Report Hundreds Of Pounds Of Unused Plutonium To IAEA

Therefore, the JAEC official said, it did not need to be reported as unused. The official also stressed, “There is also no problem in terms of security against nuclear terrorism.”In its report to the IAEA in 2012, Japan said at the end of 2011 it had 1.6 tons of unused plutonium at reactors around the […]

Undercover: Spies hired to infiltrate anti-coal campaign

Fairfax has interviewed individuals directly involved in the espionage and multiple sources with detailed inside knowledge of the surveillance have independently alleged it was orchestrated by a company run by a former Australian military intelligence officer, Tony Groves, and his partner, Maria Topia.While their firm, the Centre for Intelligence and Risk Management, had direct operational […]

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We have a right to know about food we eat and feed our families, but under current regulations, we don’t have that ability when it comes to genetically engineered GE foods.The number and variety of GE foods reaching grocery shelves is accelerating without proper regulation or human health testing, and most importantly, without labels.We need […]

Anonymous lanceert de #OpMerdeka voor een vrij West-Papoea | MWNW

Anonymous lanceert de #OpMerdeka voor een vrij West-PapoeaDoor: Jaimy Fox 22 mei 2014, 12:25 2 ReactiesGenoeg is genoeg. Indonesië heeft nu al lang genoeg ongestraft volkerenmoord kunnen plegen in West-Papoea. Aldus Anonymous. In Oost-Timor wisten de Indonesiërs al haast de hele inheemse bevolking uit te moorden. Dit alles onder een grootse mediastilte. De geschiedenis herhaalt […]

Private Prisons Eat Our Humanity | American Civil Liberties Union

Companies like CCA have gotten rich by perpetuating this madness. Last year taxpayers in Tennessee handed over nearly $100 million to CCA. Did CCA take our money and give us better, cheaper, safer prisons like they promised? No, they gave us abuse, mismanagement, and violence.In one prison in our state, CCA kept people locked alone […]

NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It’s Not Looking Good for Us – PolicyMic

The report, written by applied mathematician Safa Motesharrei of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center along with a team of natural and social scientists, explains that modern civilization is doomed. And there’s not just one particular group to blame, but the entire fundamental structure and nature of our society.Analyzing five risk factors for societal collapse population, […]

Is the Political Fight Over Keystone XL Over?

A presidential permit is needed for cross-border projects and it’s been more than five years since pipeline company TransCanada submitted its application for the Keystone XL pipeline. Since then, the company constructed and started service at its 485-mile Gulf Coast pipeline from Cushing, Okla., considered the U.S. leg of the pipeline.Keystone XL itself would extend […]

CorpWatch : KBR and Halliburton Can Be Sued For Iraq Toxic Burn Pits, Court Rules

The two companies have been paid some $40 billion for services provided to troops serving in the U.S. War on Terror throughout Central Asia and the Middle East in countries ranging from Afghanistan and Iraq to Kuwait and Uzbekistan. Most of the contracts were implemented by KBR which was a subsidiary of Halliburton until 2007 […]

Justice Scalia Makes Epic Blunder In Supreme Court Opinion

“This is not the first time EPA has sought to convert the Clean Air Act into a mandate for cost-effective regulation. Whitman v. American Trucking Assns., Inc., 531 U. S. 457 2001, confronted EPA’s contention that it could consider costs in setting [National Ambient Air Quality Standards],” Scalia wrote in his dissent, which was joined […]

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