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Monday April 16th, 2012
Briton killed after threat to expose Chinese leader's wife: sources posted 04/16/2012, 11:38 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The British businessman whose murder has sparked political upheaval in China was poisoned after he threatened to expose a plan by a Chinese leader's wife to move money abroad, two sources with knowledge of the police investigation said.... (more)

The Nationalizations Begin: Argentina Takes Over Oil And Gas Producer YPF posted 04/16/2012, 11:38 PM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
There are those who naively believe that any time the tables turn against a government, that government will quietly sit in the corner and play by the rules as its power erodes to zero.... (more)

Sunday April 15th, 2012

Ending the Drug War in Latin America posted 04/15/2012, 5:43 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The Internet is abuzz with talk about how Latin American leaders are increasingly considering the idea of drug legalization.

Latin America should not hesitate to end the war on drugs — and the sooner, the better. Latin American countries are paying the biggest price for the drug war. Murders, assassinations, kidnappings, robberies, thefts, muggings, gang wars, infringements on civil liberties, military involvement in law enforc
... (more)

US cancels food aid to North Korea after missile launch, warns of more sanctions posted 04/15/2012, 5:33 PM (MSNBC)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The United States has canceled a proposed food aid deal with North Korea following over its attempt to launch a long-range rocket taking a satellite into orbit.

Senior administration officials told NBC News the deal with Pyongyang is off after the rocket was fired. It failed shortly after launch and landed in the sea off the South Korea coast.
... (more)

Tuesday April 10th, 2012

Shadow Banks on Trial as China's Rich Sister Faces Death posted 04/10/2012, 10:57 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Geopolitics]
When a Chinese court sentenced 28- year-old Wu Ying, known as “Rich Sister,” to death for taking $55.7 million from investors without paying them back, it sparked an unexpected firestorm that has drawn in China’s top leadership.... (more)

Monday April 2nd, 2012

China says U.S. has no authority to impose unilateral sanctions on countries dealing with Iran posted 04/02/2012, 8:51 PM (Activist Post)
[Category: Geopolitics]
China has wholly rejected the new sanctions from the United States which take aim at all foreign banks and financial institutions which continue to deal with Iranian crude oil.

“The Chinese side always opposes one country unilaterally imposing sanctions against another according to [its] domestic law. Furthermore, it does not accept the unilateral imposition of those sanctions on a third country,” China’s Foreign Ministry said in a brief statement on Saturday, according to the Ass
... (more)

China arrests over coup rumours posted 04/02/2012, 8:51 PM (BBC)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Chinese police have arrested six people and shut 16 websites after rumours were spread that military vehicles were on the streets of Beijing, officials say.... (more)

Friday March 30th, 2012

Iran Like You've Never Seen It [Pics] posted 03/30/2012, 6:20 PM (Imgur)
[Category: Geopolitics]

"Some pictures from my homeland, Iran."

Via r/pics

Monday March 26th, 2012

Central American Presidents Hold Drug Legalization Summit posted 03/26/2012, 3:16 PM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
In a historic meeting in Antigua, Guatemala, Saturday, three Central American heads of state attended a regional summit to discuss alternatives to the current drug prohibition regime, which has left their countries wracked by violence. No consensus was reached and three other regional leaders failed to attend, but for the first time, regional leaders have met explicitly to discuss ending the war on drugs as we know it.... (more)

Wednesday March 21st, 2012

Hawaii Marines deploying to Australia posted 03/21/2012, 10:09 AM (Hawaii News Now)
[Category: Geopolitics]
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Up to 200 Marines from Hawaii will be the first to deploy to Australia in a landmark move that signals a shift in America's focus on the Asia-Pacific region.... (more)

Wednesday March 14th, 2012

Ugandans React Angrily To Kony 2012 Propaganda Film posted 03/14/2012, 11:54 PM (Prison Planet)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The viral Kony 2012 propaganda film has stoked anger amongst those it was ostensibly designed to help – Ugandan citizens – who see through the movie as a transparent ploy to legitimize a US military invasion of Africa.

During a screening of the documentary in northern Uganda, the area that was worst affected by Joseph Kony’s LRA, crowds reacted with confusion, anger and eventually violence, throwing rocks at the screen in protest against the underhanded motive behind the film.
... (more)

Tuesday March 13th, 2012

A Perimeter Approach to Security and the Transformation of the U.S.-Canada Border posted 03/13/2012, 9:49 PM (Dana Gabriel)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Through a series of bilateral meetings, U.S. and Canadian officials are busy working out the details of the perimeter security action plan. This includes a recent joint crime forum that dealt with border and law enforcement issues. These various discussions are part of the implementation process which when finished would bring about the complete transformation of the northern border and another step closer in the creation of a fully integrated North American security perimeter.... (more)

RAP NEWS 12: Yes We KONY? posted 03/13/2012, 1:31 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

Rap News Episode 12: YES WE KONY. It's March, and the Internet delivers 2012's first globe-consuming meme: the unstoppable, Stop-Kony 2012 video, which has highlighted the plight of African child soldiering like never before. But is it really good? Is it really bad? Or is the world really more complex than 'good guys' and 'bad guys'? Whatevers; one thing's for sure, this is momentous: never had a 27-mi
... (more)

Monday March 12th, 2012

African voices respond to hyper-popular Kony 2012 viral campaign posted 03/12/2012, 6:18 PM (Boing Boing)
[Category: Geopolitics] that flood of attention, one set of voices has gone largely ignored: Africans themselves. Writers, journalists, activists; people of African descent who live and work and think about life on the continent. In this post, we'll round up some of their replies to #Kony2012.... (more)
A must read...

"The Mother of All Bombs": A “great weapon” to use on Iran, says US air force chief posted 03/12/2012, 6:18 PM (Global Research)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A top US Air Force general has described the biggest conventional warhead – the 30,000-pound bunker buster bomb – as “great” for a military strike on Iran.... (more)

Thursday March 8th, 2012

Many Ugandans frustrated, suspicious of Kony 2012 posted 03/08/2012, 8:46 PM (Los Angeles Times)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The viral video campaign that put the name “Joseph Kony” atop Google searches and Twitter trends has stirred up frustration in Uganda, where the crimes of the infamous guerrilla leader are nothing new.... (more)

Wednesday March 7th, 2012

Iran Executed Nearly 500 Drug Offenders Last Year posted 03/07/2012, 4:22 PM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
The Norwegian-based human rights group Iran Human Rights (IHR) has presented its annual report on the death penalty in the Islamic Republic and announce that at least 676 people were executed there last year. Of those, 480, or 71%, were executed for drug offenses, IHR said.... (more)
Meanwhile, this is the drug policy Iran war hawk Newt Gingrich tried to get passed in the US.

Monday March 5th, 2012

China's Wukan Elects Protest Leaders to Council posted 03/05/2012, 4:22 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Two leaders of a protest over land grabs in a southern Chinese village were elected to replace the officials they helped oust, in a case that underscored the Communist Party’s challenges in defusing social unrest.

Lin Zulian was elected the village chief and Yang Semao his deputy, in a vote that saw thousands of people fill out ballots March 3, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported yesterday. Five other seats on the village committee in Wukan, located in southern China’s Guang
... (more)

Sunday March 4th, 2012

American 'illegals' in Mexico posted 03/04/2012, 9:54 PM (BBC)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The issue of undocumented Mexican migrants in America is widely reported. But what about the thousands of Americans living illegally south of the border? Mexico Direct looks at why they come, and why Mexicans aren't yet making an issue about it.... (more)

Friday March 2nd, 2012

Shocking video: Libyan rebels cage black Africans, force-feed them flags posted 03/02/2012, 7:53 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

A shocking video has appeared on the Internet showing Libyan rebels torturing a group of black Africans. People with their hands bound are shown being locked in a zoo-like cage and forced to eat the old Libyan flag. ­"Eat the flag, you dog. Patience you dog, patience. God is Great," screams a voice off-camera.
Ahh, the wonders of US liberation!

Wednesday February 29th, 2012

Don't Believe All the Baloney About Iran's Threat posted 02/29/2012, 3:33 PM (Eric Margolis)
[Category: Geopolitics]
What kind of defense could Iran actually mount against an attack on its nuclear and military infrastructure by Israel and/or the United States?

First of all, discount all the TV pictures of Iranian missiles being fired and troops marching in review. They are designed to boost civilian morale at home. Ironically, Western media has used them to trumpet Iran’s alleged military threat. One major US TV network, NBC, even has a fixed logo on its reports from Iran: "Iran T
... (more)

25 alleged Anonymous members arrested internationally; hacker group retaliates posted 02/29/2012, 3:32 PM (ArsTechnica)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Tuesday afternoon, the international police organization Interpol announced the arrest of 25 alleged members of Anonymous by officials in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, and Spain. Shortly after the announcement, Interpol's website was hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack. At the time this story was posted, the website remained unavailable.... (more)
Realistically, they can arrest anyone and claim they're part of this group.

U.S.: North Korea agrees to suspend nuclear activities posted 02/29/2012, 3:31 PM (USA Today)
[Category: Geopolitics]
WASHINGTON (AP) – North Korea has agreed to suspend uranium enrichment and nuclear and long-range missile tests in a breakthrough in negotiations with the United States, which is set to provide food aid in return.... (more)
Reality: Taxpayers looted to feed NK citizens in exchange for empty promise from communist dictator.

Friday February 24th, 2012

Yakuza Godfather Targeted in Obama Crackdown on Japanese Organized Crime posted 02/24/2012, 9:19 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Japan’s yakuza organized-crime groups, having operated openly in their home country for more than a century, are facing tougher treatment by an overseas foe: the U.S. Obama administration.

The largest of Japan’s yakuza organizations, the Yamaguchi- gumi, and two of its leaders will have their U.S. assets frozen and transactions barred under sanctions announced yesterday by the Treasury Department. The group earns “billions of dollars” a year from crimes in Japan and abroad, includ
... (more)
Team America: World Police to the rescue!

Thursday February 23rd, 2012

Counter-Terrorism and Northern Border Drug Strategy Tied to Perimeter Security Deal posted 02/23/2012, 6:12 AM (Dana Gabriel)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The never ending war on drugs and war on terrorism are being used to justify the huge police state security apparatus being assembled. ... (more)

Monday February 13th, 2012

Government officials flee Zhejiang village over land grab protests posted 02/13/2012, 5:18 PM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
Another Chinese village, apparently inspired by the Wukan uprising of last year, has been protesting over land grabs, causing the local government officials to flee. Around 5000 villagers of East and West Panhe Villages, Cangnan County, in Zhejiang Province, are now reported to be running the village themselves.... (more)

Friday February 10th, 2012

A Very Different Take On The "Iran Barters Gold For Food" Story posted 02/10/2012, 2:00 PM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Much has been made of today's Reuters story how "Iran turns to barter for food as sanctions cripple imports" in which we learn that "Iran is turning to barter - offering gold bullion in overseas vaults or tankerloads of oil - in return for food", and whose purpose no doubt is to demonstrate just how crippled the Iranian economy is as a result of the ongoing US embargo. Incidentally this story is 100... (more)

Tuesday January 31st, 2012

Carlos Fuentes: legalise drugs to save Mexico posted 01/31/2012, 7:27 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Carlos Fuentes, Mexico's greatest writer, claims that legalising drugs is the only way to end the devastating violence that has claimed 50,000 lives in five years.... (more)

Wednesday January 25th, 2012

China Police Open Fire on Tibetans as Protests Spread posted 01/25/2012, 11:49 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Police in southwestern China opened fire on protesters in a Tibetan enclave during a clash Jan. 24, the second straight day of deadly protests in the area, the official Xinhua News Agency reported.

The confrontation occurred after a crowd gathered two days ago near the Chengguan Police Station, Xinhua said yesterday, citing an unidentified police officer. The crowd refused to disperse and then stormed the station with knives, gasoline bottles and stones, according to the report.... (more)
Hrm, the way the headline is written is rather deceptive, is this the US trying to meddle in China's affairs? - Chris

Friday January 20th, 2012

EU prepares unprecedented attack on Iranian economy posted 01/20/2012, 10:52 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The European Union is preparing to launch an unprecedented attack on Iran’s economy at a moment when experts believe the confrontation over the country’s nuclear ambitions is entering a dangerous new phase.... (more)

Iran's Press TV loses UK licence posted 01/20/2012, 10:52 PM (BBC)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Iranian news network Press TV has had its licence revoked by the media regulator Ofcom and will no longer be allowed to broadcast in the UK.

Ofcom said the state broadcaster's English language outlet had breached several broadcasting licence rules over editorial control of the channel.

Press TV has also failed to pay a £100,000 fine imposed last year.

The channel called the decision "a clear example of censorship". It will be removed from Sky on 20 J
... (more)

Friday January 13th, 2012

Iran's leader blames CIA, Mossad for scientist's murder posted 01/13/2012, 12:43 AM (RIA Novosti)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has accused the U.S. and Israeli intelligence services of the involvement in the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, a deputy director of Iran’s largest uranium enrichment plant, died in a car bomb explosion in Tehran on Wednesday. Local police sources said a motorcyclist attached a magne
... (more)

Wednesday January 11th, 2012

Director of Iranian nuclear program is assassinated posted 01/11/2012, 11:36 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Leaning out a hand, the motorcyclist attaches a magnetic explosive device – sometimes called a “sticky bomb” — to the door nearest the man he is trying to kill and then speeds off. Seconds later, the bomb is detonated by remote-control. It is so sophisticated that only the target is killed. Those sitting next to him, or in front or behind him, escape with just cuts and bruises.

Wednesday’s target was Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, killed in his vehicle in front of a university campus in e
... (more)
Can you imagine if Iran did this to the US? This is a nuclear POWER plant, they're mass murdering the scientists working on it. - Chris

Obama to Send US Troops to South Sudan posted 01/11/2012, 11:36 PM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
Citing recent ethnic violence and with the apparent certainty that every nation on the planet needs at least a few US boots on the ground, President Obama has announced his intention to send troops to the Republic of South Sudan to help the new government with “strategic planning.”

The deployment, which will only include five troops so far, comes after a
... (more)

Tuesday January 10th, 2012

Obama Ready to Use Military Force to Stop Nuclear Iran, Ex-Adviser Says posted 01/10/2012, 10:45 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Geopolitics]
No one should doubt that President Barack Obama is prepared to use military force to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon if sanctions and diplomacy fail, the president’s former special assistant on Iran said.

Obama has “made it very clear” that he regards a nuclear- armed Iran as so great a threat to international security that “the Iranians should never think that there’s a reluctance to use the force” to stop them, Dennis Ross, who served two years on Obama’s National S
... (more)

Monday January 9th, 2012

Polish army prosecutor shoots himself after press briefing posted 01/09/2012, 4:52 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

Polish prosecutor 'shoots self after news conference'

A Polish military prosecutor has shot himself in the head after cutting short a news conference in his office, officials and media reports say.

Col Mikolaj Przybyl was defending a military investigation into media leaks related to the air crash that killed the Polish president in 2010.

He asked reporters
... (more)

Thursday January 5th, 2012

China airlines refuse to pay EU carbon charge posted 01/05/2012, 8:34 PM (AFP)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Chinese airlines will not pay a charge on carbon emissions imposed by the European Union from January 1, a national aviation industry group said Thursday.

The cap-and-trade scheme, which has angered the US and Chinese governments and airlines worldwide, came into force on Sunday after the European Union's highest court rejected a challenge brought by US carriers last month.

"China, of course, will not cooperate with the European Union on the ETS (emissions trading s
... (more)

Saturday December 31st, 2011

Rick Steves' Iran: Yesterday and Today posted 12/31/2011, 6:45 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

Join Rick as he explores the most surprising and fascinating land he's ever visited: Iran. In this one-hour, ground-breaking travel special, you'll discover the splendid monuments of Iran's rich and glorious past, learn more about the 20th-century story of this perplexing nation, and experience Iranian life today in its historic capital and in a countryside village. Most important, you'll meet the peop
... (more)

Thursday December 29th, 2011

Chavez: U.S. May Be Behind Leaders' Cancer posted 12/29/2011, 1:43 AM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Geopolitics]
enezuelan President Hugo Chavez hinted that the U.S. may be behind a “very strange” bout of cancer affecting several leaders aligned with him in South America.

Chavez, speaking a day after Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, said the Central Intelligence Agency was behind chemical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and that it’s possible that in years to come a plot will be uncovered that shows the U.S. spread cancer as a politi
... (more)

Snapshots of Washington's essence posted 12/29/2011, 1:43 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Geopolitics]
I intended to post sporadically or not at all this week, and that’s still my plan, but there is a new Washington Post article which contains three short passages that I really want to highlight because they so vividly capture the essence of so much. The article, by Greg Miller, is being promoted by the Post this way: “In 3 ... (more)

Wednesday December 28th, 2011

Why US Support for Sadistic Tyranny in Bahrain Continues posted 12/28/2011, 2:45 AM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
Back during the initial swing of protests in Bahrain, and when the Khalifa regime’s crackdown was at its harshest, dozens of medical professionals were arrested for the crime of treating as patients those protesters who had been injured by violent Bahraini security forces. At the time, the authorities slapped trumped up charges on them like “attempting to overthrow the government” and “spreading false news.” After international condemnation, mainly from rights groups, the regime granted those do... (more)

Friday December 23rd, 2011

No end to hysteria: N. Korean kids crying over Kim Jong-Il posted 12/23/2011, 3:25 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

Dramatic scenes of public mourning continued in the North Korean capital on Thursday following the death of Kim Jong Il who had led the country for 17 years. North Korean state television broadcast pictures of school children sobbing as they laid white flowers for their leader in the Kim Il Sung square in central Pyongyang. Kim Jong Il died at the age of sixty nine of a massive heart attack on Saturday
... (more)

Mythmaking begins for NKorea's next leader posted 12/23/2011, 3:25 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Just before North Korean leader Kim Jong Il died, the skies glowed red above sacred Mount Paektu and the impenetrable sheet of ice at the heart of the mystical volcano cracked with a deafening roar.

At least, that's the official account of the supernatural circumstances preceding Kim's death last Saturday, as relayed by the state-run Korean Central News Agency. The news agency is one of the chief propaganda organs tasked with building up the quasi-religious mystique around the Kim
... (more)

Wednesday December 21st, 2011

China village ends protests after government compromise posted 12/21/2011, 11:56 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Geopolitics]
(Reuters) - A Chinese village protest that tested the ruling Communist Party for over a week ended on Wednesday after officials offered concessions over seized farmland and the death of a village leader, in a rare spectacle of the government backing down to mobilized citizens.

Residents of Wukan, in southern Guangdong province, had fended off police with barricades and held protests over the death in police custody of activist Xue Jinbo, whose family rejects the government's posit
... (more)

Tuesday December 20th, 2011

A Dictator Dies, Will The Regime Live On? posted 12/20/2011, 11:03 PM (Anthony Gregory)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Kim Jong-il, the ruler of perhaps the most totalitarian dictatorship in the world, is dead. In watching the footage of North Korean citizens weeping hysterically, as if their own children had died, we can see the great wickedness at the heart of hyper-statism. Communism, fascism, and the total state represent a form of worship, and probably the worst kind. The fact that people could be so brainwashed so as to feel ... (more)

The Globalization of War: The "Military Roadmap" to World War III posted 12/20/2011, 11:00 PM (Michel Chossudovsky)
[Category: Geopolitics]
We are dealing with a global military agenda, namely “Global Warfare”. Far from a world of peaceful cooperation, we are living in a dystopian world of permanent wars – wars that are being waged in flagrant contravention of international law and against public opinion and interest.

Far from a “new era more secure in the quest for peace” we may see a world more akin to George Orwell’s 1984, dominated by perpetual conflict, insecurity, authoritarian surveillance, doublethink and publ
... (more)

Playing with fire: Obama's threat to China posted 12/20/2011, 11:00 PM (Al Jazeera)
[Category: Geopolitics]
When it comes to China policy, is the Obama administration leaping from the frying pan directly into the fire? In an attempt to turn the page on two disastrous wars in the greater Middle East, it may have just launched a new Cold War in Asia - once again, viewing oil as the key to global supremacy.... (more)

Monday December 19th, 2011

US To Give North Korean Regime Massive Handouts So They Can Stay In Power posted 12/19/2011, 2:49 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The US is not content with the North Korean regime collapsing in on itself. Instead, the Obama regime is insisting on providing them with massive handouts so they can stay in power.

APNewsBreak: US aid a step toward Korea nuke talks
The United States was poised to announce a significant donation of food aid to North Korea this week before the nation announced the ... (more)

No, the U.S. is not leaving Iraq posted 12/19/2011, 2:47 PM (Salon)
[Category: Geopolitics]
In a speech at Fort Bragg, N.C., Wednesday, President Obama declared that the war in Iraq is over.

“I've come to speak to you about the end of the war in Iraq,” he told gathered troops. “Over the last few months, the final work of leaving Iraq has been done. Dozens of bases with American names that housed thousands of American troops have been closed down or turned over to the Iraqis.  Thousands of tons of equipment have been packed up and shipped out. Tomorrow, the colors of Unit
... (more)

Sunday December 18th, 2011

Communist Dictator Kim Jong Il Dead posted 12/18/2011, 10:37 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Jim Rogers has said he thinks North Korea could be one of the biggest growth markets in the world, perhaps that will finally happen now that their 'Dead Leader' is dead.

From Bloomberg News:
Kim Jong Il, the second-generation North Korean dictator who defied global condemnation to build nuclear weapons while his people starved, has di... (more)

Friday December 16th, 2011

Russian newspaper founder shot dead in North Caucasus posted 12/16/2011, 4:11 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The founder of a newspaper that investigated government corruption has been shot dead outside the newspaper's office in Russia's North Caucasus region, police say.

A gunman shot Gadzhimurat Kamalov as he was leaving the offices of the newspaper Chernovik in Makhachkala, the capital of Dagestan province, shortly before midnight on Thursday, the regional interior ministry said.

Police said Kamalov was shot eight times and pronounced dead on the way to hospital.

Thursday December 8th, 2011

Ron Paul "Biggest Danger We Face Today Is Starting A War Against Iran Over A Weapon They Don't Have" posted 12/08/2011, 4:38 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

CIA 'secret prison' found in Romania - media reports posted 12/08/2011, 4:32 PM (BBC)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The CIA operated a secret prison in the Romanian capital Bucharest where terrorism suspects were interrogated, an investigation by the Associated Press and German media has found.

Former CIA operatives identified the building where, they said, detainees were held and tortured.

The building belongs to a Romanian agency, Orniss, which stores classified information from the EU and Nato.

Orniss has denied hosting a CIA prison and the CIA has refused to co
... (more)

Tuesday December 6th, 2011

The U.S. 'Secret' War Against Iran posted 12/06/2011, 4:47 PM (Jack D. Douglas)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The Secret U.S. War Against Iran, with massive support from the U.S. colonies of the U.K. and E.U., is now escalating very rapidly. [This War is a secret only among ignorant Americans cut off from world news. The rest of the world knows about it and Muslims know the terrifying details of what the U.S. has done.] Almost every day there are new, very dangerous attacks on Iran to which Iran is responding strongly in the firm believe that bowing to the Empire would produce only more attacks,... (more)

Friday December 2nd, 2011

A win-win on drugs? Fighting gangs by legalizing pot posted 12/02/2011, 10:54 AM (GlobalPost)
[Category: Geopolitics]
MALMO, Sweden — Copenhagen just got a lot closer to legalizing the sale of pot.

If approved by the Danish parliament, next year the city could grant licenses to individual marijuana growers. City-owned shops would then sell their crop to the public.

That prospect was deeply amusing to Israel, a burly dreadlocked Cuban in Christiania, the city’s self-declared “free town.”

"I will grow it!" he said with excessive zeal. "I’ve got this big bag of seeds."<
... (more)

Friday November 18th, 2011

Swiss cannabis smokers to be allowed to grow four marijuana plants each posted 11/18/2011, 8:03 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Cannabis smokers in Switzerland will soon be allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants each at home to stop them buying drugs on the black market.

In a bizarre twist to the new law, four people sharing a house can grow up to 16 plants - but only if each person tends to their own crop.

The deregulation of Switzerland's already lax cannabis laws has been agreed by four neighbouring regions in the French-speaking part of the Alpine country.

A spokesman
... (more)

Thursday November 17th, 2011

Chinese man sets himself on fire in Tiananmen Square posted 11/17/2011, 11:24 PM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A Chinese man set himself on fire in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in what is thought to be the first act of self-immolation at the scene of the 1989 pro-democracy protests for more than a decade. ... (more)

Wednesday November 16th, 2011

U.S. to increase military activities in Australia from 2012: Obama posted 11/16/2011, 3:18 PM (Xinhuanet)
[Category: Geopolitics]
CANBERRA, Nov. 16 (Xinhua) -- The United States is stepping up its commitment in the Asia-Pacific, with U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday announcing the United States will boost military activities in Australia from 2012.

In a joint press conference held here after a meeting between Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, the pair announced the two countries have agreed to increase joint military initiatives to enhance the alliance between the two nations.
... (more)

Wednesday November 9th, 2011

U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Expands War on Drugs posted 11/09/2011, 2:30 PM (New York Times)
[Category: Geopolitics]
WASHINGTON — Late on a moonless night last March, a plane smuggling nearly half a ton of cocaine touched down at a remote airstrip in Honduras. A heavily armed ground crew was waiting for it — as were Honduran security forces. After a 20-minute firefight, a Honduran officer was wounded and two drug traffickers... (more)

North American Integration and the Ties That Bind posted 11/09/2011, 2:26 PM (Dana Gabriel)
[Category: Geopolitics]
After a two year hiatus, the leaders of the U.S., Canada and Mexico are set to meet for a trilateral summit. While the push for further North American integration continues incrementally, at this time, it is unlikely that discussions will yield any grand new initiatives that involve the participation of all three NAFTA partners. Instead, the meeting could be used to build off of bilateral discussions already underway. This includes negotiations between the U.S. and Canada on a North American Sec... (more)

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Man Follows Speeding Cop, Finds Out He Was Speeding To Buy PeanutsMission Creeps: Homeland Security Agents Confiscate Women's Panties For 'Copyright Infringement'Cop Shoots Couple's Dog, Threatens Jail For Trying To Save Dog's LifeSWAT Team Shoots Teen Girl & Her Dog During Pot Raid On Wrong HomeDurham, NC Cop Testifies Faking 911 Calls To Enter Homes Is "Official Policy"Indiana Sheriff Says US A "War Zone" To Justify New MRAP Military VehicleTampa Cops Surveil Pot Dealer, Catch Him Selling Pot, Raid His Home & Kill Him"You Just Shot An Unarmed Man!": Witness Says Police Shot His Friend With His Hands UpCop Receives 'Silver Valor Award' For Shooting Man With Cell Phone He Mistook For GunAnonymous Cop Pens Bizarre Editorial Calling for 'End of Anonymity on the Internet,' Says All Internet Posters Should be Forced to Register with the Government for 'Public Safety'