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Met Office: Global Warming Ended 15 Years Ago

Two of the scientific organizations that just a couple of years ago blamed humans for the planet’s warming, the Met Office and the University of East Anglia, now provide contrasting data showing that planetary warming ended in 1997. by David Rose MailOnline January 29, 2012 The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not ...Read full article...

Dikembe Mutombo caught in gold-smuggling scandal

by Joseph Bamat AFP January 26, 2012 Former NBA basketball star Dikembe Mutombo has been accused of playing a leading role in a failed gold-smuggling operation in his native Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) last year. While the botched plan to illegally fly $10 million worth of gold out of the DRC made international headlines in March 2011, Mutombo was only linked to the affair in a news report on January 15. Texas ...Read full article...

South Sudan to Shut Down Oil Production

Reuters January 26, 2012 South Sudan said on Friday it was preparing to gradually shut down oil production within two weeks after Sudan said it had started seizing southern oil to compensate for what it said were unpaid transit fees. Sudan and South Sudan are locked in a row over sharing oil revenues after Juba took two-thirds of output when it became independent in July. The landlocked new African ...Read full article...

Amnesty says pro-Gaddafi detainees tortured

AFP January 26, 2012 Human rights watchdog Amnesty International said Thursday fighters loyal to ousted Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have been tortured in militia-run detention centres. Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders suspended operations for similar reasons. Several loyalists of slain Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi have been tortured and some have even died in detention centres run by armed militias, human rights groups said on Thursday. Amnesty International said that despite ...Read full article...

Forget SOPA, PIPA and OPEN. ACTA is the big Enchilada

by Luis R. Miranda The Real Agenda January 25, 2012 While most of the attention regarding government censorship of the Internet has been focused on the United States due to the imminent passage of the SOPA, PIPA and OPEN bills, those pieces of legislation are mostly bound to affect Americans. As we have reported previously, bills like the ones mentioned above have the power to literally disconnect the United States from the ...Read full article...

Human organ trafficking in Kosovo finds support in the West

by Vadim Trukhachev Pravda.ru January 17, 2012 Russia will investigate the facts of abuse of its citizens in Kosovo. Russian citizens fell victims to illegal human organ trafficking in Kosovo, and there is big politics involved in the story. The case is directly connected with accusations of illegal organ trafficking that have been set forth against Prime Minister of Albanian Kosovo, Hashim Thaci. It goes about the events which took ...Read full article...

IMF and US African Command Join Hands in the Plunder of the African Continent

by Nile Bowie Global Research January 9, 2012 Lagos Dissents Under IMF Hegemony Nigeria: The Next Front for AFRICOM On a recent trip to West Africa, the newly appointed managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde ordered the governments of Nigeria, Guinea, Cameroon, Ghana and Chad to relinquish vital fuel subsidies. Much to the dismay of the population of these nations, the prices of fuel and transport have ...Read full article...

Empire and the Lies of the Corporate Media: Are we Living in a Fool’s Paradise?

by William Bowles Global Research December 25, 2011 Well 2011 has been nothing if not eventful but frankly, in spite of all the #Occupy this and #Occupy that, it’s not been a good year for us progresssives or the planet. The Empire acts with increasing, not decreasing impunity, desperate now to try and keep ahead of events lest events take control of it. Are we living in a fool’s ...Read full article...

Canada imposes new sanctions against Syria

Associated Press December 23, 2011 Canada says it is imposing new sanctions against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime, saying the leader’s “disgusting” brand of violence must stop. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said Friday that Canada is freezing Syrian government assets and prohibiting most trade with the country. Canada’s announcement comes after twin suicide car bomb blasts ripped through an upscale Damascus district Friday, killing at least 40 people. ...Read full article...

Britain’s new year resolution: intervene in Somalia

by Kim Sengupta The Independent December 22, 2011 Britain plans to deepen its involvement in Somalia – a land that has become a byword for instability and violence – in the new year. Click HERE to view graphic David Cameron describes Somalia as “a failed state that directly threatens British interests” and will convene a summit in London in February to bring together the countries currently active in the ...Read full article...

Rwanda: The Pentagon’s African Holocaust

Spanish High Court investigates genocide committed by US-backed dictatorship. By  Gearóid  Ó Colmáin Global Research December 15, 2011 On November 29th investigative journalist and genocide expert Keith Harmon Snow testified before Spain’s Highest Court (Audencia Nacional) to support the indictments against 40 Rwandan officials for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity during the western-backed invasions of Rwanda and Congo/Zaire by Rwandan president Paul Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Army (RPA) and Ugandan ...Read full article...
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