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Never forget that Bradley Manning, not gay marriage, is the issue

John Pilger johnpilger.com In the week Barack Obama received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, he  ordered bombing attacks on Yemen, killing a reported 63 people, 28 of them children. When Obama recently announced he supported same-sex marriage, American planes … Continue reading

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Zoning the ocean

Audrey Hudson Human Events President Barack Obama has an ambitious plan for Washington bureaucrats to take command of the oceans—and with it control over much of the nation’s energy, fisheries, even recreation in a move described by lawmakers as the … Continue reading

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The ‘getting’ of Assange and the smearing of a revolution

Source: John Pilger The High Court in London will soon to decide whether Julian Assange is to be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of sexual misconduct. At the appeal hearing in July, Ben Emmerson QC, counsel for the defence, … Continue reading

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Panorama – Poor America (BBC, 2012)

BBC Youtube With one and a half million American children now homeless, reporter Hilary Andersson meets the school pupils who go hungry in the richest country on Earth. From those living in the storm drains under Las Vegas to the … Continue reading

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Lunch with the FT: Zbigniew Brzezinski

Source: FT The former US security adviser tells why he is worried about Barack Obama and China – and reveals a ‘visceral contempt’ for Tony Blair. Read More: Lunch with the FT: Zbigniew Brzezinski

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Outrage! Author of ‘stimulus’ linked to companies it helped Read more: Outrage! Author of ‘stimulus’ linked to companies it helpled

Source: WND An adviser to Barack Obama who played a key role in developing the energy provisions of the so-called stimulus bill has served on the boards of several companies that recently received government funds, including hundreds of millions in … Continue reading

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Military given go-ahead to detain US terrorist suspects without trial

Source: Guardian Barack Obama has abandoned a commitment to veto a new security law that allows the military to indefinitely detain without trial American terrorism suspects arrested on US soil who could then be shipped to Guantánamo Bay. Human rights … Continue reading

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The Son of Africa claims a continent’s crown jewels

Source: John Pilger On 14 October, President Barack Obama announced he was sending United States special forces troops to Uganda to join the civil war there. In the next few months, US combat troops will be sent to South Sudan, … Continue reading

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83 died in 1940s US STD study

Source: ABC News At least 83 people died after being deliberately infected with sexually transmitted diseases in US government experiments in Guatemala during the 1940s, a commission investigating the program has found. Nearly 5,500 people were subjected to diagnostic testing … Continue reading

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