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Australia military faces years of abuse inquiries

BBC News Australia’s military faces years of inquiries into allegations of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, following an initial review by a legal firm. The lawyers looked into more than 1,000 claims of mistreatment made by military staff going back … Continue reading

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Hail to the true victors of Rupert’s revolution

Source: John Pilger On 13 September, one of the world’s biggest arms fairs opens in London, backed by the British government. On 8 September, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a preview entitled “Middle East: A vast market … Continue reading

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Rainforest plant combats multi-resistant bacterial strains

Jes Gitz Holler EurekAlert Aggressive infections in hospitals are an increasing health problem worldwide. The development of bacterial resistance is alarming. Now a young Danish scientist has found a natural substance in a Chilean rainforest plant that effectively supports the … Continue reading

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The Assange case means we are all suspects now

Source: John Pilger This week’s Supreme Court hearing in the Julian Assange case has profound meaning for the preservation of basic freedoms in western democracies. This is Assange’s final appeal against his extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual … Continue reading

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Seven corporations rake in $1.81 billion dollars from foreign aid program

Source: Daily Telegraph JUST seven corporations have raked in a staggering $1.81 billion in taxpayer-funded contracts under the booming foreign aid program. But the lack of scrutiny of their achievements and the huge sums being provided to agencies like the … Continue reading

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Snipers, jets and 13,500 troops on Olympics duty… 4,000 more than Afghanistan

Source: Daily Mail Up to 13,500 British troops will protect the London Olympics from a terrorist atrocity, it was revealed today. The figure is 4,000 more than the number who currently serve in Afghanistan and will see bomb disposal experts, … Continue reading

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