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Category: Geopolitics - Browse by Category - News - Analysis - Highlights - Multimedia - Latest Comments Tuesday October 13th, 2015
Wikileaks: US Government Plotted to Kill Bolivian President Evo Morales posted 10/13/2015, 5:51 PM (MintPressNews)
[Category: Geopolitics]
SUCRE, Bolivia — Cables leaked by U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning reveal an apparent plot by the U.S. government to assassinate Bolivian President Evo Morales and overthrow his administration.

The cables in question were published in August in “The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire,” a book in which multiple journalists along with Julian Assange analyze the contents of the treasure trove of cables Manning provided to WikiLeaks in 2010.
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Monday October 12th, 2015

After Nearly $20 Million Spent Watching Assange, Scotland Yard Ends 24-Hour Guard Outside Embassy posted 10/12/2015, 6:12 PM (Common Dreams)
[Category: Geopolitics]
UK police have withdrawn from their round-the-clock cordon outside of the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has lived under asylum for the past three years.

Metropolitan police said the stakeout project had cost a total of £12.6 million ($19.4 million) and was "no longer proportionate," but said they would still try to arrest Assange, who is wanted in Sweden for questioning over sexual assault all
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NDAA Defense Spending Bill Authorizes $600 Million More to Train "Moderates" in Syria posted 10/12/2015, 6:11 PM (Daniel McAdams)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Last year's National Defense Authorization Act allocated half a billion dollars to train "vetted," "moderate" rebels to attack ISIS in Syria and also to overthrow the country's sovereign government. This schizophrenic policy goal not surprisingly produced a total (after the others were killed, captured, or willingly gave their weapons to ISIS) of four or five fighters. Even this micro force of five ultimately found itself in the depths of embarrassment as it was carjacked by al-Qaeda. Ha... (more)

U.S. Training Helped Mold Top Islamic State Military Commander posted 10/12/2015, 6:11 PM (McClatchy Dc)
[Category: Geopolitics]
“He was a perfect soldier from his first days, and everyone knew he was a star,” said one former comrade, who asked not to be identified because he remains on active duty and has been ordered not to give media interviews about his former colleague. “We were well trained by American special forces units, and he was the star pupil.”... (more)

British Pilots Given Green Light to Shoot Down Russian Jets posted 10/12/2015, 4:24 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Following a report British defense officials have instructed fighter jet pilots to shoot down Russian jets over Syria, the military attaché at the British Embassy in Moscow was summoned to provide an explanation. "He was handed a note with a request to provide official explanations on information, published in the British media, citing high-ranking sources in the Defense Ministry of the country, on alleged directives to use weapons against Russian aircraft 'in case of threat to their lives,' re... (more)

Friday October 9th, 2015

US Defense Secretary Predicts Terror Attacks On Russia posted 10/09/2015, 5:08 PM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, in comments mocking Russia’s “unprofessional” military for the way it is conducting airstrikes against ISIS, predicted that Russia would face “reprisal” terror attacks on Russian soil because of their military action.

Earlier this week a group of Saudi clerics issued a joint statement urging jihad against Russia for its s
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US Scraps Program to Train Syrian Rebels posted 10/09/2015, 5:08 PM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
In a move that officials said was likely coming weeks ago, the Pentagon today announced that it is formally ending its $500 million “train and equip” program, which was meant to c... (more)

Thursday October 8th, 2015

Greenwald: Obama Cannot Simply Apologize For Committing War Crimes posted 10/08/2015, 3:50 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Journalist Glenn Greenwald slammed the president in a CNN interview Wednesday, for delivering a lame apology to the Doctors Without Borders organisation, following the US airstrike on their hospital in Afghanistan.

"Doctors Without Borders, the organization that has run this hospital for five years, has made very clear that they're not most interested in hearing apologies or claims of mistake or collateral damage," Greenwald urged.

"They want only one thing, and th
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Why Is The U.S. Refusing An Independent Investigation If Its Hospital Airstrike Was An "Accident"? posted 10/08/2015, 3:50 PM (The Intercept)
[Category: Geopolitics]
In Geneva this morning, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) demanded a formal, independent investigation into the U.S. airstrike on its hospital in Kunduz. The group’s international president, Dr. Joanne Liu (pictured above, center), specified that the inquiry should be convened pursuant to war crime-investigating procedures established by the Geneva Conventions and conducted by The International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission. “Even war has rules,” Liu said. “This was just not an attack on our ... (more)

Wednesday October 7th, 2015

Brzezinski: Obama Should Retaliate If Russia Doesn't Stop Attacking U.S. Assets posted 10/07/2015, 4:48 PM (Politico)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The United States should threaten to retaliate if Russia does not stop attacking U.S. assets in Syria, former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski wrote in a Financial Times op-ed published Sunday, urging "strategic boldness," with American credibility in the Middle East and the region itself at stake.

Moscow's apparent decision to strike non-Islamic State targets and those of
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Tuesday October 6th, 2015

Top U.S. General in Afghanistan: Hospital Was 'Mistakenly Struck' posted 10/06/2015, 4:37 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A senior U.S. general on Tuesday said the air attack that killed 22 patients and medical staffers in northern Afghanistan was not intended to strike a hospital run by an international aid group, adding to an evolving Pentagon account of one of the deadliest American strikes on a civilian target in recent history.

Gen. John F. Campbell, who commands U.S. and allied forces in Afghanistan, said the powerful U.S. gunship that struck a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the cit
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'No Borders' Activist Gang Raped by Migrants, Pressured Into Keeping Quiet to Not 'Damage Cause' posted 10/06/2015, 4:36 PM (Breitbart)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A young, female ‘No Borders’ activist working in a migrant camp on the France-Italy border remained silent about her gang rape by Sudanese migrants for over a month because “the others asked me to keep quiet.”... (more)

Monday October 5th, 2015

Trump: Middle East Would Be More Stable With Saddam and Gadhafi posted 10/05/2015, 2:28 PM (
[Category: Geopolitics]
Speaking today on NBC’s Meet the Press, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump cautioned against further intervention in Syria, noting that the US largely has no idea who these rebels they’ve been funding and arming are, and predicting that Syria would go the way of Libya and Iraq, toward more chaos, if Assad was ousted.

Pressed on whether this meant he believed
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One Day After Warning Russia of Civilian Casualties, the U.S. Bombs a Hospital in Afghanistan posted 10/05/2015, 2:25 PM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Yesterday afternoon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power marched to Twitter to proclaim: “We call on Russia to immediately cease attacks on Syrian oppo[sition and] civilians.” Along with that decree, she posted a statement from the U.S. and several of its closest authoritarian allies — including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the U.K. — warning Russia that civilian casualties “will only fuel more extremism and ... (more)

Wednesday September 30th, 2015

Caught On Tape: Dramatic Footage Of Russia's First Airstrikes In Syria posted 09/30/2015, 1:36 PM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
As we reported earlier this morning, at the “request” (whatever that means in the context of Russian politics) of Vladimir Putin, Russian lawmakers have approved airstrikes in Syria and unlike the rather deliberate pace of Washington’s efforts to rout ISIS, Moscow doesn’t appear to be wasting any time. ... (more)

Tuesday September 29th, 2015

VIDEO: Full Vladimir Putin Interview With 60 Minutes posted 09/29/2015, 11:50 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Update: The copyright fascists at CBS news had the video from YouTube taken down, below is the interview from their site in two parts.
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Monday September 28th, 2015

Western Propaganda Machine Kicks Into Overdrive As UK Brands Assad "A Butcher", France Bombs Syria In "Self Defense" posted 09/28/2015, 10:44 AM (ZeroHedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
On Sunday, France proudly announced that it had launched its first strikes against ISIS targets in Syria.... (more)

Wednesday September 23rd, 2015

France: Drivers Win Right To Post Speed Trap Warnings On Facebook posted 09/23/2015, 8:58 AM (TheNewspaper)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Fourteen French motorists who had been convicted of the crime of posting speed trap locations on Facebook were relieved Monday to learn of their acquittal on Monday. The Montpellier Appeals Court overturned the December 3, 2014 lower court decision that had found the leaders of a Facebook group guilty of violating a law banning radar detectors by regularly reporting on the locations of police ticketing traps.... (more)

Monday September 21st, 2015

U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies posted 09/21/2015, 8:09 AM (New York Times)
[Category: Geopolitics]
KABUL, Afghanistan — In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base.

“At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his s
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Tuesday September 15th, 2015

Belgium Considers Selecting Citizens for Senate via Lottery posted 09/15/2015, 6:52 AM (Disinformation)
[Category: Geopolitics]
This is a great idea, and long overdue. If they are able to successfully implement this, perhaps it might catch on in other countries which could also stand to benefit from a healthy dose of direct democracy.

Via Equality by Lot:
Senior politicians in Brussels are supporting a legislative reform that could revolutionize B... (more)

Monday September 7th, 2015

Edward Snowden Takes Aim At Russia While Accepting Norwegian Prize For Freedom Of Expression posted 09/07/2015, 2:28 AM (SCMP)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Whistleblower said the situation is “disappointing, it’s frustrating” and described restrictions on the Internet as part of a wider problem in Russia.... (more)

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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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,
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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."
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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