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Foreign Investors Grabbing African and Asian Lands

Grain.org October7, 2014 Since the global food crisis of 2008, there has been a massive wave of private sector investment in food production. The World Bank maintains that this money means innovation, jobs and more food for a hungry planet. But examining the investments made by one of the most active private sector players in the global rush to acquire farmland – Chinnakannan Sivasankaran – GRAIN has uncovered a ...Read full article...

Washington’s War Crimes Spread from Africa and the Middle East to Ukraine

A person might think that revulsion in “the world community” against Washington’s wanton slaughter of civilians in eight countries would have led to War Crimes Tribunal warrants issued for the arrest of presidents Clinton, Bush, Obama and many officials in their regimes.  But the vocal part of “the world community”–the West–has become inured to Washington’s crimes against humanity and doesn’t bother to protest.  Indeed, many of these governments are ...Read full article...

Sowing the Seeds of Famine in Ethiopia

Monsanto and the Bio-Tech Conglomerates wreck peasant economy and endanger biodiversity. Based on research conducted in the 1990s, this article was first published by The Ecologist in September 2000. It was subsequently incorporated into the Second edition of The Globalization of Poverty and the New World Order, Global Research, Montreal, 2003. The research focussed on how GMO seeds were used as of the mid-1990s to destabilize the agricultural cycle ...Read full article...

Irresponsible Syria Bashing

Syria’s June 3 presidential election approaches. It’s historic. It’s the Syrian Arab Republic’s first ever free, fair, open presidential process. Twenty-four aspirants registered to compete. Parliamentarians Hassan al-Nouri and Maher Hajjar were approved. So was Assad. He’s overwhelmingly popular. He’s expected to win easily. Syrians want no one else leading them. He’s especially trusted now. He’s defeating foreign invaders. He’s doing it responsibly. He’s fighting for Syrian freedom. For ...Read full article...

Chinese Brutally Competitive Regime faces Opposition in Africa

Since the new generation of Chinese leaders led by the current president Xi Jinping assumed state power in March 2013, China has not only launched major economic and social reforms but also has increased efforts in foreign policy, with an eye on its own stability, security and economy. In this plan the Chinese are paying special attention to the creation of conditions that allow Chinese products to flood foreign ...Read full article...

Rwandan Genocide: French Participation in Protecting the Assassins

In just 100 days between April 7 and July 4, 1994 , 800,000 men, women and children were killed in Rwanda. The reason: they were Tutsis or tried to oppose the killings themselves. The fastest genocide in history was followed by two decades of scars, impunity and concealment. France protected numerous suspects of having planned and executed the massacres, manipulated evidence and diverted attention without apology. In March, a ...Read full article...

Western-led war on Syria has displaced millions to neighboring countries

The three-year war in Syria has left Lebanon without breath. More than one million refugees registered by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR ) have crossed the border and as a consequence have turned the already difficult sectarian and demographic balance into fertile ground for violence. The flow of people displaced by a conflict that has left more than 150,000 dead, according to sources such as the Syrian ...Read full article...

Ebola has killed 59 people in Guinea

The Guinean government has risen to 59 the number of people dead from the Ebola epidemic running rampant in the country. “Clearly it is Ebola fever, concluded a Laboratory of Lyon, France, which has confirmed the information”. Six of the twelve samples tested in France have shown positive results for Ebola, said the director of the Division of Prevention of Epidemcs at the Guinean Ministry of Health, Dr. Sakoba ...Read full article...

South Africans Protest for lack of Basic Services

The poorest in South Africa are vociferously protesting the lack or inadequacy of basic services such as clean water or electricity. More and more former black ghettos of the apartheid era and slums are being added to the list of places where people do not enjoy the minimum conditions. Residents have taken to the streets to demand a modicum of dignity after 20 years of so-called democracy. The civil ...Read full article...

Deadlocked Syrian Peace Talks

So-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC) officials are US stooges. They have no legitimacy whatever. They’re self-serving. They represent Western interests. They’re mindless of fundamental Syrian rights. It showed in Geneva II talks. It didn’t take long. On Saturday they began face-to-face. On Monday they deadlocked. America bears full responsibility. SNC stooge delegates take orders from Washington. They act accordingly. On January 28, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) headlined “Coalition delegation ...Read full article...

Expanded U.S. Support to Al Qaeda Rebels in Syria

From the outset, the Western military alliance has (covertly) supported the terrorists with a view to destabilizing Syria as a nation state. Lest we forget, Al Qaeda is a creation of the CIA.  The US, NATO, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have channeled most of their support to the Al Qaeda brigades, which are also integrated by Western Special Forces. British and French Special Forces have been actively ...Read full article...

“The West Publicly Claims to Be Fighting Terrorism in Syria, Whilst It Is Covertly Nourishing It”

The following is the opening statement of the Syrian Deputy Premier, Foreign and Expatriates Minister, Walid al-Moallem, at the Geneva II conference. Ladies and Gentlemen, On behalf of the Syrian Arab Republic, SYRIAN – steeped in history for seven thousand years. ARAB – proud of its steadfast pan-Arab heritage despite the deliberate acts of aggression of supposed brotherly Arabs. REPUBLIC – a civil state that some, sitting in this ...Read full article...

Geneva II: Shaky Syrian Peace Talks

Obama doesn’t want talks for peace. He wants his rules imposed. He wants government by diktats. He wants unconditional surrender. He wants regime change. He wants Syrians denied the right to decide who’ll lead them. He wants war continued to depose Assad. John Kerry is his front man. He matches the worst of Hillary Clinton. He represents lawless imperial arrogance. He pretends to want peace. He and Obama deplore ...Read full article...

Egypt seeks to silence dissidence

The Egyptian authorities have resorted to every means in their power to convince people to vote yes in the constitutional referendum that begins Tuesday. Televisions and radios offered daily editorials and debates about the merits of the new Basic Law, including new guarantees of individual rights. However, the government has simultaneously expanded its crackdown on dissidents beyond all borders of Islam voice. A few days ago a court sentenced ...Read full article...

Destabilization of Africa: Preparing the continent for the Multinationals

By Carla Stea Global Research January 10, 2014 On December 24th 2013, the United Nations Security Council voted to increase peacekeeping forces in South Sudan, whose independence from the North US-NATO powers celebrated only recently.  Democratic elections in South Sudan did not, however, lead to peace and stability.  Now, two ethnic groups, in South Sudan, the Dinka and Nuer are slaughtering each other.  UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated:  “We ...Read full article...