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Thursday September 3rd, 2015
'Victory for the People' as Guatemalan President Resigns in Disgrace posted 09/03/2015, 12:36 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Geopolitics]
School of the Americas-trained Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina, who oversaw acts of torture and genocide during the country's decades-long civil war, stepped down just before midnight Wednesday disgraced by unprecedented corruption charges—and by a popular movement against impunity for the ruling elite.... (more)

Friday August 28th, 2015

Cocaine Production Plummets After DEA Kicked Out of Bolivia posted 08/28/2015, 12:14 PM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: Geopolitics]
After the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) was kicked out of Bolivia, the country was able to drastically reduce the amount of coca (cocaine) produced within its borders. According to data released by the United Nations, cocaine production in the country declined by 11% in the past year, marking the fourth year in a row of steady decrease.

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Thursday August 20th, 2015

Cross-Border Journey To Liberland Reveals Trouble in Libertarian Paradise posted 08/20/2015, 10:10 AM (PanamPost)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The truth about Liberland is that no one lives there. Croatian border police have made sure of that.

They guard access from land and water, and arrest anyone who attempts to cross into the disputed territory, charging them with “illegal border crossing” into Serbia. Yet, Serbia still says the land doesn’t belong to them.
... (more)

Wednesday August 19th, 2015

New Human Freedom Index, U.S. Ranks 20th posted 08/19/2015, 11:06 AM (Cato @ Liberty)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Today we've released The Human Freedom Index, a new report that presents a broad measure of personal, civil, and economic freedom around the world. It is co-published by the Cato Institute, the Fraser Institute (Canada) and the Liberales Institut (Germany), and is the most comprehensive index on freedom yet created for a globally meaningful set of countries.... (more)

Thursday August 13th, 2015

Did the U.S. Just Bomb Civilians in Syria? posted 08/13/2015, 7:32 AM (The Daily Beast)
[Category: Geopolitics]
According to a Syrian monitor group, warplanes believed to be part of the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition bombed and killed 18 people in the Idlib province town of Atmeh on Tuesday night, close to the Turkish border.

Eight of the alleged fatalities were civilians, including women and children—among them, five young sisters and a three-person family of internally displaced persons. The remaining 10 were said to be fighters belonging to the independent Free Syrian Army brigade known as
... (more)

Wednesday August 12th, 2015

Zimbabwe Has Reportedly Lifted The Hunting Ban It Imposed After The Killing Of Cecil The Lion posted 08/12/2015, 6:36 AM (Reuters)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Zimbabwe has lifted a ban on big game hunting outside a national park 10 days after imposing the moratorium following the illegal killing of the country's most prized lion, NBC News in the United States reported on Monday.... (more)

Monday August 10th, 2015

US Invasion of Syria: The Deep Breath Before the Plunge posted 08/10/2015, 7:34 AM (Activist Post)
[Category: Geopolitics]
When Foreign Policy magazine recently claimed, "Turkey Goes to War," in their article of the same title, what they really meant was "the US goes to war." That is because the lengthy plan they described in their article is not of the Turks' creation, but a long-standing US plan committed to policy papers since at least as e... (more)

Thursday August 6th, 2015

US Military-Industrial Complex Needs Russia As An Enemy: Ron Paul posted 08/06/2015, 6:35 AM (Press TV)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The US military-industrial complex always wants to have an enemy and now it seeks to use Russia as an adversary, says former American presidential candidate Ron Paul.

"The people have to have the propaganda convert them into someone they hate, so they can hate," Paul said on Friday, during the 2015 YAL National Convention in Washington, DC.

The former Texas congressman said the US is conducting a propaganda campaign aimed at spreading disinformation about issues lik
... (more)

India Lifts Porn Ban After Widespread Outrage posted 08/06/2015, 6:32 AM (BBC News)
[Category: Geopolitics]
India will restore free access to 857 pornographic websites, following widespread outrage over the move.... (more)

Tuesday August 4th, 2015

Study: Hundreds of Civilians Reported Killed in First Year of Coalition Airstrikes posted 08/04/2015, 7:16 PM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
A six-month investigation into alleged civilian and ‘friendly fire’ deaths from Coalition airstrikes in Iraq and Syria has identified more than 120 incidents of concern to June 30th according to an Airwars report published today – three times more problem events than the Coalition itself was aware of.... (more)

Monday August 3rd, 2015

War President Obama Authorizes Ongoing Airstrikes Against Syria posted 08/03/2015, 8:08 AM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Geopolitics]
President Barack Obama has authorized the use of airstrikes against targets inside Syria in order to defend Western-backed fighters now operating on the ground, according to administration officials who spoke with journalists off the record over the weekend and later confirmed by the Pentagon.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the new authorization was approved Frid
... (more)

Thursday July 30th, 2015

'What Lion?,' Zimbabweans Don't Give A Damn About Cecil Story posted 07/30/2015, 6:18 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Zimbabweans by and large don't give a damn about the Cecil story, instead they see lions as violent predators and are asking why Americans don't care their people are being killed by them.

From Reuters:
HARARE — As social media exploded with outrage this week at the killing of Cecil the lion, the untimely passing of the celebrated predator at the hands of an American... (more)

Friday July 24th, 2015

42 Years Later, Officers Charged for Murder of Defiant Chilean Folk Singer posted 07/24/2015, 4:56 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Geopolitics]
More than four decades after the Chilean military tortured and killed beloved folk singer, playwright, and social activist Victor Jara during the coup of General Augusto Pinochet, former officers allegedly involved in the murder are finally facing charges.
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Monday July 20th, 2015

Just a 'Mistake,' As US Airstrikes Kill Allied Soldiers in Afghanistan posted 07/20/2015, 3:46 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Geopolitics]
In what may be the worst "friendly fire" incident of the U.S. war in Afghanistan since it began in 2001, reports on Monday indicate that at least ten Afghan soldiers were killed and others wounded after their compound was fired on by U.S. military helicopters.

According to initial reports citing Afghan officials, a pair of U.S. gunships attacked the outpost in Logar Province in
... (more)

Wednesday July 15th, 2015

Presenting The "Greek Terms Of Surrender" As Annotated By Yanis Varoufakis posted 07/15/2015, 2:59 PM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The Greek "deal" has already been dubbed "a new Versailles Treaty" for good reason: for Greece, the agreement which effectively abdicates sovereignty to Germany, is precisely that.... (more)

Monday July 13th, 2015

Tsipras Faces Mutiny After Capitulating to Demands posted 07/13/2015, 12:26 PM (Bloomberg)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras returned to face a mutiny within his coalition after he surrendered to European demands for action to qualify for up to 86 billion euros ($95 billion) of aid Greece needs to stay in the euro.

Tsipras arrived back in Athens to confront lawmakers from his Syriza-led bloc who rebelled this weekend when he sought their endorsement for spending cuts, pensions savings and tax increases. He met with his closest aides to chart the path ahead, as the Greek pa
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I can't help but laugh. - Chris

Friday July 10th, 2015

Croatian Forces Abduct Four Liberlanders Who Defied Blockade To Reach Liberland By Boat posted 07/10/2015, 10:48 AM (Liberland SA)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Liberty Island, Liberland — At 19:00 local time today, three Liberland Settlement Association (LSA) vessels, in a joint maneuver, evaded Croatian patrol boats in international waters on the Danube river. Three women and one man, all Liberland citizens, successfully reached Liberty Island, a river island and part of the Liberland jurisdiction.

In spite of threats of long prison sentences and a history of maltreatment of previous Liberlanders in the custody of the occupy
... (more)

Tuesday July 7th, 2015

Kenyan Leader: If Obama Brings 'Gay Agenda, We Will Tell Him to Shut Up and Go Home' posted 07/07/2015, 10:47 AM (CNS News)
[Category: Geopolitics]
When he visits his father’s homeland in Africa later this month, President Obama is expected to run into vocal opposition over his administration’s high-profile promotion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues.... (more)

Monday July 6th, 2015

Varoufakis Quits: "I Shall Wear the Creditors' Loathing With Pride" posted 07/06/2015, 10:29 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Just days after accusing the Troika of engaging in financial terrorism, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has resigned, writing on his blog that he will “wear the creditors' loathing with pride.”

The day before the country’s crucial referendum, Varoufakis told Spain’s El Mundo newspaper that the Troika forced Greece to close its banks for a week in order to “instil fear” and force a ‘yes’ vote – a move that ultimately failed.

“Why did they force us to close th
... (more)

Sunday July 5th, 2015

Greeks Say FU to EU Bailout posted 07/05/2015, 5:36 PM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Geopolitics]
From CBS News:
ATHENS - A government-backed "no" in Greece's bailout referendum is set to win, according to the country's Interior Ministry.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras halted negotiations with creditors to hold the vote and seek a popular rejection of austerity measures. But European officials have warned a "no" vote could risk Greece's membership of the euro.
... (more)

Thursday July 2nd, 2015

Survey Says: 35 Percent of Americans Would Expatriate posted 07/02/2015, 7:09 AM (CNBC)
[Category: Geopolitics]
As the Fourth of July weekend looms and Americans prep their grills and ready their fireworks, some citizens are packing their bags.

A recent online poll of more than 2,000 adults by TransferWise, a peer-to-peer money transfer service based in the United Kingdom, revealed that 35 percent of American-born residents and emigrants would consider leaving the United States to live in another country.

This percentage greatly increases for those age 18 to 34. More than ha
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Monday June 29th, 2015

France Mulls Offering Asylum to Julian Assange and Edward Snowden posted 06/29/2015, 2:41 PM (Sydney Morning Herald)
[Category: Geopolitics]
France's Justice Minister has canvassed possible asylum for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden as WikiLeaks and French newspapers promise further revelations of US espionage against the French government and private companies.

Justice Minister Christiane Taubira said on Thursday that she "wouldn't be surprised" if France decided to offer political asylum to Mr Assange, who is living at Ecuador's embassy in London, and Mr Snowden,
... (more)

Friday June 12th, 2015

Bilderberg 2015: Where Criminals Mingle With Ministers posted 06/12/2015, 11:58 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Geopolitics]
I had three Austrian policemen in my hotel room last night. They stood there all grim faced with their fluorescent bibs, torches and sidearms. It was like the worst ever fancy dress party. I offered them a pilsner. They declined. They were too busy checking my ID that had been carefully checked 10 minutes prior at a police checkpoint. And carefully checked two minutes prior to that, at another police checkpoint.... (more)

Thursday June 11th, 2015

The Only Journalists To Ever Be Inside Bilderberg During Lockdown posted 06/11/2015, 1:43 PM (WeAreChange)
[Category: Geopolitics]

In this video Luke Rudkowski takes you on a personal journey to the incredible mission of being able to break through the Bilderberg lockdown when no one was allowed in. We show you everything that happened throughout the 2 days we were there and the incredible luck we had.
Luke: How To Sneak Into Bilderberg During Lockdown...
Dan: How To Infiltrate The Bilderberg Hotel...
Guardian Journalist Gets Midnight Raid By Bilderberg Police...
Police Arrest Man At Bilderberg 2015...

17-Yr-Old Liberland Citizen Arrested By Croatian Police, Held In Solitary Without Food Or Water posted 06/11/2015, 11:44 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Liberland, the world's newest country situated on a disputed territory between Croatia and Serbia and founded as a tax-free libertarian haven, is facing a major hurdle due to international aggression from neighboring Croatia.

The Liberland Settlement Association reports:
 On Sunday, 07 June, armed agents of the Croatian government abducted two Liberl... (more)

At The G7, We Hournalists Were Pampered – At Bilderberg We're Harassed By Police posted 06/11/2015, 11:38 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Bilderberg uses the same security as the G7, just on a slightly different alp. So why don’t the lavish state resources extend to allowing free press reporting?... (more)

Monday June 8th, 2015

Forget the G7 Summit - Bilderberg is Where the Big Guns Go posted 06/08/2015, 3:14 PM (The Guardian)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Covering issues from Europe to terrorism and IT, the lesser known Bilderberg policy conference includes prime ministers, CEOs from banks, airlines, oil and the arms industry, and even George Osborne.... (more)

Tuesday June 2nd, 2015

Hacked Emails Expose George Soros As Ukraine Puppet-Master posted 06/02/2015, 5:14 AM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Just days after George Soros warned that World War 3 was imminent unless Washington backed down to China on IMF currency basket inclusion, the hacker collective CyberBerkut has exposed the billionaire as the real puppet-master behind the scenes in Ukraine. In 3 stunning documents, allegedly hacked from email correspondence between the hedge fund manager and Ukraine President Poroshenko, Soros lays out "A short and medium term comprehensive strategy for the new Ukraine," expresses his confidence ... (more)

Monday June 1st, 2015

Ecuador May Become First Country in Western Hemisphere to Legalize All Drugs posted 06/01/2015, 6:24 AM (The Anti-Media)
[Category: Geopolitics]
With the United States struggling to barely overcome the war against marijuana, some countries across the world are actually considering putting an end to drug prohibition altogether.

Legislation was recently introduced in Ecuador, which would make it the second country in the world and the first in the western hemisphere to legalize all drugs, from marijuana to cocaine and even
... (more)

Wednesday May 13th, 2015

Interview with the Founder of Liberland, a Possible Libertarian Paradise posted 05/13/2015, 11:25 AM (Reason)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Pay whatever taxes you want and be left alone to live as you please. But no drugs allowed.... (more)

President of Liberland Fined $177 For Trespass After Arrest posted 05/13/2015, 11:25 AM (Vice)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The president of the self-proclaimed micro-nation of Liberland — the world's newest state, which exists on a remote patch of land in southern Europe — was arrested this weekend for attempting to enter his own self-professed country.

Czech politician Vit Jedlicka — the leader of Liberland, an unclaimed, 2.7-mile area between Croatia and Serbia, also known as Gornja Siga — told VICE News that he was fined 1,200 Kuna ($177) by Croatian police for the alleged trespass, but has only pa
... (more)

Monday May 11th, 2015

Liberland President Arrested by Croatia for Trespassing in 'No Man's Land' posted 05/11/2015, 10:04 AM (Fox News)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A Czech politician, who declared himself president of a tiny nation established on what he claims is a 2.7-square-mile "no man's land" along the Danube River, was arrested Saturday by Croatian authorities who said he and his self-styled fellow founding fathers of Liberland are trespassing.

Croatian authorities could not be reached for comment to confirm the arrest of Vít Jedlička, a libertarian politician from the Czech Republic. A group calling itself the Liberland Press Ass
... (more)

Thursday May 7th, 2015

Colombians Tired of US Planes Dumping Tons of Monsanto's Roundup on Them to Fight the Drug War posted 05/07/2015, 7:43 AM (The Free Thought Project)
[Category: Geopolitics]
>America’s immoral and asinine policy of the War on Drugs has perpetuated the aerial spraying of Monsanto’s Roundup over rural areas of Colombia since 1994.

For over two decades now, US planes have been dumping tons of pesticides over Colombian coca fields.

Originally the Colombian government wholeheartedly supported the ridiculous notion
... (more)

Monday April 27th, 2015

Interview With The Founder Of Liberland posted 04/27/2015, 5:44 PM (CryptoCoinsNews)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Vit Jedlička, a member of the conservative Party of Free Citizens in the Czech Republic, has declared himself the President of Liberland, a nation upon terra nullius between Serbia and Croatia.... (more)

Wednesday April 22nd, 2015

Birth Of A Nation? Czech Pol Claims To Have Established New Country In No-Man’s Land posted 04/22/2015, 2:28 PM (Fox News)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Welcome to Liberland, population 250,000…and anyone else looking for a tax haven.

A self-professed Libertarian politician from the Czech Republic says he has created a new, sovereign country on the Croatian-Serbia border where citizens decide their own tax burden, property and individual rights are respected and the national motto is "Live and Let Live."
... (more)

Nine Questions About Liberland, The World's Newest (Possibly Fake) Country posted 04/22/2015, 2:28 PM (The Verge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Is this a joke?

Maybe! Jedlička has a history of outspoken anti-EU activism, so a lot of Europeans have assumed this is an unusually committed stunt. A simpler objection is that Liberland simply isn't a country — it's just a website that Jedlička made. At this point, it's very difficult to tell the difference. Earlier this week, Wikipedia had a vicious disagreement over whether the country merited its own page. (The page was built, but is currently flagged for deleti
... (more)

Thursday April 16th, 2015

Australian Ex-Model, DJ, Killed Fighting For ISIS In Syria, Family Friend Says posted 04/16/2015, 10:59 AM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
A former model and DJ from Melbourne, described by his former agency as having a promising future, is the latest Australian believed to have been killed while fighting alongside ISIS militants in Syria.

The parents of Sharky Jama, 25, were informed of their son's death via a text message and phone call Monday, said Hussein Harakow, president of the Somali Australian Council of Victoria.
... (more)

Tuesday April 14th, 2015

Yemen's Home Grown Anti-War Movement posted 04/14/2015, 10:54 AM (BBC News)
[Category: Geopolitics]
As fighting continues across Yemen and the situation becomes increasingly desperate for civilians trapped near the front lines, a group of activists are pinning their hopes on a social media campaign.

It's a small but growing movement online - Yemenis inside and outside the country saying #KefayaWar - "Enough war". The campaign began in late March as a Saudi-led coalition launched its airstrikes against Houthi rebel targets in Yemen, and since then the phrase has been used by peop
... (more)

Thursday April 2nd, 2015

Syrian Child Photographed 'Surrendering to Camera Because She Thought it Was a Gun' posted 04/02/2015, 8:26 PM (The Independent)
[Category: Geopolitics]
This photo of a Syrian child so scarred by war that she stared into a camera lens believing it was the barrel of a gun and raised her arms in surrender has been shared around the world.

The fear in the little girl’s eyes as she bit her lip to stop herself crying has caused an outpouring of emotion about the “heart-breaking” image showing how “humanity failed” in the Syrian civil war.

It spread across social media this week after it was tweeted by a photojournalist
... (more)

Tuesday March 31st, 2015

Americans Support a Peaceful Deal With Iran By Almost a 2-to-1 Margin posted 03/31/2015, 5:00 PM (WashingtonsBlog)
[Category: Geopolitics]
While the hawks have desperately been trying to stir up war with Iran for decades, the American public is for peace.

The Washington Post reports:
By a nearly 2 to 1 margin, Americans support the notion of striking a deal with Iran that restricts the nation's nuclear program in exchang... (more)

Russian Analyst Calls For Nuclear Attack on Yellowstone National Park posted 03/31/2015, 4:59 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Russian geopolitical analyst Konstantin Sivkov has called for Moscow to launch a nuclear attack on Yellowstone National Park and the San Andreas fault line, noting that the devastating consequences would ‘disappear’ the United States as a country.

Sivkov made the comments in a piece for Russian trade newspaper VPK News, which were translated by the Sydney Morning Herald.

Arguing that NATO aggression against Russia required the “complete destruction of the en
... (more)

Monday March 16th, 2015

CIA Money Landed in Al Qaeda's Hands: Report posted 03/16/2015, 12:28 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Geopolitics]
About $1 million of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency's money, given to a secret Afghan government fund in 2010, ended up in al Qaeda's possession after it was used to pay part of a ransom for a diplomat kidnapped by the terror group, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

The CIA regularly bankrolled that coffer with monthly cash deliveries to the presidential pala
... (more)

Wednesday February 18th, 2015

CNN/ORC Poll: 66% of Americans Say US Should Remain Neutral in Israel/Palestine Conflict posted 02/18/2015, 10:56 AM (CNN)
[Category: Geopolitics]
From CNN:
Americans overall believe the U.S. should stay out of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with 66% in the new poll advocating the U.S. remain neutral. Of those who do support picking a side, the majority, 29%, back Israel, while only 2% support Palestine.

Even Republicans, typically seen as the party offering the strongest defense of Israel, are split on
... (more)

Yet how many of our dear leaders would agree?

Wednesday February 4th, 2015

Another Conspiracy Theory Becomes Fact: The Entire Oil Collapse Is All About Crushing Russian Control Over Syria posted 02/04/2015, 2:14 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
While the markets are still debating whether the price of oil is more impacted by the excess pumping of crude here, or the lack of demand there, or if it is all just a mechanical squeeze by momentum-chasing HFT algos who also know to buy in the milliseconds before 2:30pm, we bring readers' attention back to what several months ago was debunked as a deep conspiracy theory.... (more)

Thursday January 29th, 2015

Alexis Tsipras Most Outrageous Outburst Yet? posted 01/29/2015, 6:03 PM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
"We should not accept or recognize the government of neo-Nazis in Ukraine."... (more)

Putin Pivots Back: Russia Confirms Willingness To Provide Financial Aid To Greece posted 01/29/2015, 6:02 PM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
With fire and brimstone spewing from Germany over the potential for Greece to veto any and everything, it seems Russia may just have stymied Europe's leverage over the newly democratic nation.... (more)

Wednesday January 28th, 2015

Greece Begins The Great Pivot Toward Russia posted 01/28/2015, 6:26 PM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Ten days ago, before the smashing success of Greece's anti-austerity party, Syriza, we noted that Russia gave Greece a modest proposal: turn your back on Europe, whom you despise so much anyway, and we will assist your farmers by lifting the food import ban.

Aircraft Carrier Stennis Has Biggest Ordnance Onload Since 2010 posted 01/28/2015, 6:25 PM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Nearly two weeks ago, we were surprised to read on the Navy's website that one of America's prize aircraft carriers, CVN-74, John C. Stennis (whose crew is perhaps best known for the following awkward incident), as part of an operational training period in preparation for future deployments, just underwent not only its first ordnance onload since 2010, but, according to Senior Chief Aviation Ordnanceman Jason Engleman... (more)

Monday January 26th, 2015

Greece's New Leader Sends Germany A Loud Message With His First Act posted 01/26/2015, 12:42 PM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]

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Thursday January 22nd, 2015

Jamaica is About to Decriminalize Ganja posted 01/22/2015, 3:24 PM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
The island nation most closely associated with marijuana is about to decriminalize it. The Jamaican cabinet Monday approved a bill that would do just that, as well as allow for the creation of medical marijuana and hemp industries.

The bill, the Dangerous Drugs (Amendment) Act of 2015, goes to the Senate tomorrow and will be debated there next Friday.

It would decriminalize the possession of up to two ounces of ganja; allow its use for religious, medical, scientific
... (more)

Documents Show US Enemy ISIS & US Ally Saudi Arabia Prescribe Near-Identical Punishments For Crimes posted 01/22/2015, 3:24 PM (MiddleEastEye)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The Islamic State (IS) and Saudi Arabia prescribe near-identical punishments for a host of crimes, according to documents circulated by the militant group.

IS published a list of crimes and their punishments on 16 December 2014 to serve “as an explanation and as a warning” to those living in territory under their control in large parts of Iraq and Syria.

The document lists hadd crimes, which are considered to be “against the rights of God,” and includes fixed punis
... (more)

Monday January 12th, 2015

Saudi Blogger Lashed in Public for "Insulting Islam" posted 01/12/2015, 2:08 PM (i24news)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Saudi Arabian blogger, Raif Badawi, has been publicly flogged after he was accused of insulting Islam.

The whipping was confirmed by Amnesty International who said that he received the first round of 50 lashes in public after Friday prayers.

Raef Badawi, 30, was sentenced on November 5 after questioning the Gulf kingdom’s direction on the now-banned Liberal Saudi Network, which he set up.
... (more)
Our leaders' finest ally!

Wednesday December 17th, 2014

The Engineered Fall of the Russian Ruble posted 12/17/2014, 9:46 AM (Kurt Nimmo)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Saudi Arabia, the most influential member of OPEC, and the United States are working together to destroy the Russian economy and destabilize the country.... (more)

Monday November 10th, 2014

Catalonia Overwhelmingly Voices Desire for Independence posted 11/10/2014, 4:26 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Voters in Catalonia on Sunday proved overwhelmingly in favor of claiming their independence from Spain with more than 80 percent of those who turned out for the non-binding resolution declaring their desire to separate themselves formally from Spain.

Though a Spanish court declared the vote invalid even before it took place, proponents of the referendum in the autonomous north-east region declared the vote a great success and said it proves that a full and binding election on inde
... (more)

Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

War Propaganda Works: Large Majority Of Americans Now Want Military Action In Syria, Iraq posted 09/02/2014, 2:28 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Geopolitics]
In a complete 180 degree turnaround, a sizeable majority of Americans now want the government to engage in military action in Syria and Iraq, following the brutal beheading of an American journalist, and other stories of atrocities committed by ISIS terrorists.... (more)

Monday August 4th, 2014

Report: Israel tapped John Kerry's phone when he was brokering peace talks posted 08/04/2014, 12:25 AM (JPost)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Several sources in the intelligence community confirm to 'Der Spiegel' that Israel listened to US Secretary of State's unencrypted calls. ... (more)

Wednesday July 30th, 2014

WikiLeaks publishes 'unprecedented' secret Australian court suppression order posted 07/30/2014, 8:29 AM (Sydney Morning Herald)
[Category: Geopolitics]
WikiLeaks has struck again, releasing the text of a secret court order that cannot be published in Australia.

The anti-secrecy group has this morning published a Victorian Supreme Court suppression order that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange describes as “unprecedented” in scope.

The suppression order is itself suppressed. No Australian media organisation can legally publish the document or its contents.
... (more)

Tuesday July 29th, 2014

Children Killed in Gaza Playground Shelling posted 07/29/2014, 8:56 AM (Al Jazeera)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Missiles have struck several sites in Gaza, including a park inside a refugee camp and an outpatient building of the strip's largest hospital, disrupting a relative lull at the start of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.

Eight people, including seven children, died following missile fire on a park inside the Shati refugee camp on the edge of Gaza City, medics said.

The children were playing on a swing when the strike hit the park, Ayman Sahabani, the head of the emerge
... (more)

Monday May 19th, 2014

Is US Behind 'Rogue' General's Libya Coup? posted 05/19/2014, 12:35 PM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
On May 14, the US Marines announced the deployment of 200 marines to Sicily, in southern Italy, as a “crisis response” force for Libya. They did so at the behest of the US State Department, who at the time insisted there was no specific threat, nor any imminent plan to evacuate the embassy in Tripoli.... (more)

Thursday April 3rd, 2014

Guatemalan President Will Present Plan to Legalize Marijuana, Opium Production posted 04/03/2014, 9:21 PM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina said Wednesday his country could present a plan before year's end to legalize the production of marijuana and opium poppies. His comments came in an interview with Reuters.

Perez, a conservative and former general, has been a harsh critic of the US-led war on drugs in Latin America, repeatedly denouncing such policies at internationa
... (more)

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