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If no one believes in the recovery, why are Europe and the world Trying?

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | OCTOBER 23, 2012 I don’t know you, but I’m sick and tired of hearing about the financial collapse. The financial crisis we are now in was predicted long ago, and those predictions were correct. So why hasn’t it happened? First of all, it is happening. In fact it began a while ago. While many people expected to have a sudden collapse, ...Read full article...

Chevron will pay $ 19 billion for Damages in the Amazon

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | OCTOBER 17, 2012 A judge in Ecuadorian ordered authorities to confiscate assets that belong to American oil giant Chevron as part of a multimillion conviction for having caused environmental damages in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Judge Wilfrido Erazo, a judge in the province of Sucumbios issued and order against the assets of Chevron and its subsidiaries in Ecuador following a complain made by people who were harmed by the environmental damage ...Read full article...

Biofuel Industry Exterminating Guarani Kaiowá people in South Brazil

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | OCTOBER 16, 2012 In how many ways can someone describe murder, corruption, crime, collusion, complicity to commit murder, thuggery, injustice? I struggled greatly to title this article because one or two lines cannot describe the shame I felt — even though I am not Brazilian — to see what the government of Brazil is doing to its native people. As you read this ...Read full article...

Birth defects in Iraq linked to weapons used by Western Militaries

By SARAH MORRISON | THE INDEPENDENT | OCTOBER 15, 2012 It played unwilling host to one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war. Fallujah’s homes and businesses were left shattered; hundreds of Iraqi civilians were killed. Its residents changed the name of their “City of Mosques” to “the polluted city” after the United States launched two massive military campaigns eight years ago. Now, one month before the World Health ...Read full article...

Met Office Report Confirms Global Warming Stopped 16 years ago

By DAVID ROSE | MAILONLINE | OCTOBER 15, 2012 The world stopped getting  warmer almost 16 years ago, according to new data released last  week. The figures, which have  triggered debate among climate scientists, reveal that from the beginning of  1997 until August 2012, there was no discernible rise in aggregate global  temperatures. This means that the ‘plateau’ or ‘pause’ in global warming has now lasted for about the same ...Read full article...

Psychiatrists Drugging Children for “Social Justice”

By JOHN RAPPOPORT | NOMOREFAKENEWS | OCTOBER 12, 2012 It’s the latest thing. Psychiatrists are now giving children in poor neighborhoods Adderall, a dangerous stimulant, by making false diagnoses of ADHD, or no diagnoses at all. Their aim? To “promote social justice,” to improve academic performance in school. The rationale is, the drugged kids will now be able to compete with children from wealthier families who attend better schools. ...Read full article...

Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | OCTOBER 11, 2012 Are you and your family on the wrong side of a bet? That is the questions asked by the new documentary film Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives. The film is a production of the Institute for Responsible Technology. Genetically Modified Organisms are now part of foods and those GMOs are not properly labeled so consumers can ...Read full article...

Jose Dirceu Convicted in Mensalão Corruption case

But the Brazilian Court abstained itself from even hearing evidence that may have incriminated former Brazilian president Luis Inacio da Silva. By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | OCTOBER 10, 2012 The Brazilian Supreme Court convicted Jose Dirceu, a minister of former President Lula da Silva, for bribery in the process called Mensalão. Along with Dirceu were also sentenced the then president of the Workers Party (PT), Jose ...Read full article...

Governments tighten rules on Vaccine exemptions

“Against the body of a healthy man, Parliament has no right of assault whatever, under pretence of the public health.” – Professor F.W. Newman of Oxford. “Vaccination is a delusion, its penal enforcement a crime!” – Professor Alfred Russel Wallace in “The Wonderful Century” By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | OCTOBER 9, 2012 Despite the fact that vaccines are only supported by unscientific pseudoscience, governments around the ...Read full article...

Venezuela chooses more of the same pain

By FRANK BAJAK and IAN JAMES | AP | OCTOBER 8, 2012 President Hugo Chavez put to rest any doubts about his masterful political touch in winning a third consecutive six-year term after a bitterly fought race against a youthful rival who has galvanized Venezuela’s opposition. The state governor who lost Sunday’s presidential vote, Henrique Capriles, had accused the flamboyant incumbent of unfairly using Venezuela’s oil wealth to finance ...Read full article...

Costa Rica to ban Hunting to ‘save the animals’

The move sounds more like an attempt to keep people out of the UN-owned Parks and Reserves and to favor large foreign-owned resorts. REUTERS | OCTOBER 5, 2012 Costa Rica is poised to become the first Latin American country to ban hunting as a sport, after Congress on Tuesday provisionally approved reforms to its Wildlife Conservation Law. Lawmakers voting on the ban voted 41 in favor and five against, ...Read full article...

Brazilian Court convicts 12 politicians in Mensalão Scandal

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | OCTOBER 2, 2012 The Brazilian Supreme Court convicted Monday afternoon 12 individuals from four different political parties which were government allies during the Lula administration. These convictions are part of the process known as Mensalão, a corruption case where 38 people were brought to trial charged with seven crimes including active and passive corruption, money laundering and gang formation. So far ...Read full article...

Why is Venezuela selling its Gold reserves?

Another equally important question to answer is, where is the cash going? By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | OCTOBER 1, 2012 After loudly announcing the arrival of its gold reserves from Europe on national media, the Venezuelan government is now selling that same gold and allegedly ‘injecting’ the cash from the sales into the economy. “Labeled as a historic event for the country, the arrival of the ...Read full article...

Forbidden Education

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 If you often wonder what did the traditional educational system do for you, let me say that you are asking the wrong question.How about asking what did the traditional educational system prevented me from doing? or What did the traditional educational system prevented me from becoming? The current educational system was invented and imposed on society since the ...Read full article...

Uruguay gets closer to lifting ban on Abortion

By LUIS MIRANDA | THE REAL AGENDA | SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 Uruguay is now on the verge of decriminalizing abortion after its House of Representatives approved a motion to do just that with a minimum majority of 50 to 49. Although the bill still needs to be ratified in the Senate, it is expected to pass, because it seems to have enough support there too. The motion to decriminalize ...Read full article...