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Category: Geopolitics - Browse by Category - News - Analysis - Highlights - Multimedia - Latest Comments Thursday October 30th, 2014

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 (Antiwar.com)
[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 (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[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)


Italian Government Cracks Down on Separatists posted 04/03/2014, 9:21 PM (Ryan McMaken)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The latest in the Venetian Secession saga, in which the separatists are now “terrorists”:
The authorities accused the 24 separatists of being involved in “terrorism”, “fabrication of weapons of war” and “subversion of the democratic order”.
The activists were part of a “secessionist group that was planning various initiative... (more)


Thursday March 27th, 2014

Crisis Looms for Addicts as Russia Bans Methadone in Crimea posted 03/27/2014, 5:04 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Things are about to get harder for opiate users in Crimea, the former Ukrainian province now annexed by Russia. While Ukraine has embraced a harm reduction approach to hard drug use, Russia rejects such an approach and has some of the most repressive drug laws in the world.

Russia does not support efficient programs for preventing HIV and Hepatitis C among its drug using population, and harm reduction measures like needle exchanges and opiate substitution therapy (OST), of which m
... (more)


Saturday March 22nd, 2014

Venice Votes to Split from Italy as 89% of the City's Residents Opt to Form a New Independent State posted 03/22/2014, 4:53 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Venetians have voted overwhelmingly for their own sovereign state in a ‘referendum’ on independence from Italy.

Inspired by Scotland’s separatist ambitions, 89 per cent of the residents of the lagoon city and its surrounding area, opted to break away from Italy in an unofficial ballot.

The proposed ‘Repubblica Veneta’ would include the five million inhabitants of the Veneto region and could later expand to include parts of Lombardy, Trentino and Friuli-Venezia Giul
... (more)


Monday March 17th, 2014

State TV says Russia could turn US to 'radioactive ash' posted 03/17/2014, 5:22 AM (AFP)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Moscow (AFP) - A leading anchor on Russian state television on Sunday described Russia as the only country capable of turning the United States into "radioactive ash", in an incendiary comment at the height of tensions over the Crimea referendum.

"Russia is the only country in the world realistically capable of turning the United States into radioactive ash," anchor Dmitry Kiselyov said on his weekly news show on state-controlled Rossiya 1 television.

Kiselyov made
... (more)
...and the USG could do the same to them, and then we're all dead. No one wins, this is why the USG should stay the hell out of their affairs.


Wednesday March 5th, 2014



Russia Threatens To Abandon The U.S. Dollar And Start Dumping U.S. Debt posted 03/05/2014, 12:12 AM (Michael Snyder)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The Obama administration and the hotheads in Congress are threatening to hit Russia with "economic sanctions" for moving troops into Crimea.  Yes, those sanctions would sting a little bit, but what our politicians should be made aware of is the fact that Russian officials are promising "to respond" if economic sanctions are imposed on them.  As you will read about below, one top Kremlin adviser is even suggesting that Russia could abandon the U.S. dollar and start dumping U.S. debt.  In addition... (more)


RT Host Abby Martin Condemns Russian Incursion Into Crimea -- On RT posted 03/05/2014, 12:09 AM (Glenn Greenwald)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The vast bulk of the commentary issuing from American commentators about the Russian military action in Ukraine involves condemning exactly that which they routinely advocate and which the U.S. itself routinely does. So suffocating is the resulting stench that those who played leading roles in selling the public the attack on Iraq and who are still unrepentant about it, such as David “Axis of Evil/The Right Man” Frum, have actually become the leading media voices condemning Russia on the ground ... (more)


Monday January 20th, 2014

Putin Says Snowden Can Stay In Russia As Long As He Wants posted 01/20/2014, 8:29 AM (ABC News)
[Category: Geopolitics]
[...]Putin told Stephanopoulos that Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who received asylum in Russia, is free to attend the Sochi Olympics if he wants to.

"Everybody is invited," he said. "Mr. Snowden is subject to the treatment of provisional asylum here in Russia. He has a right to travel freely across the country, he has no special limitation, he can just buy a ticket and come here."

Asked whether Snowden could stay as long as he wants, Putin replied: "Yes
... (more)


Monday January 13th, 2014

U.S. has deployed military advisers to Somalia, officials say posted 01/13/2014, 1:27 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The U.S. military secretly deployed a small number of trainers and advisers to Somalia in October, the first time regular troops have been stationed in the war-ravaged country since 1993, when two helicopters were shot down and 18 Americans killed in the “Black Hawk Down” disaster.... (more)


Friday January 10th, 2014

China abolishes its labour camps and releases prisoners posted 01/10/2014, 8:44 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Geopolitics]
China appears to have fulfilled a promise to dismantle hundreds of labour camps and release tens of thousands of people who were imprisoned in them without trial.

A series of visits to six enormous labour camps on the outskirts of Beijing suggested that four had been shut down, with their signs removed. Staff said all their prisoners had been released and they were waiting for further orders.

The other two camps had been converted; one into a drug rehabilitation ce
... (more)


Tuesday January 7th, 2014

Mexican vigilante gunmen disarm local POLICE so they can rid town of feared Knights Templar drug cartel posted 01/07/2014, 7:17 AM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Hundreds of armed vigilantes stormed a Mexican town and arrested federal police in the latest bloody battle between residents, criminal gangs, and the police locals say are in league with the gang members.

Around 600 members of local 'autodefensas', or self-defence groups, stormed Paracuaro in the troubled Michoacan state yesterday in an attempt to seize control of the town back from the feared Caballeros Templarios (Knights Templar) drug cartel.

The battle was the
... (more)


Afghanistan Girl (In Liberated Afghanistan™) Detained Wearing Suicide Vest posted 01/07/2014, 7:16 AM (BBC)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A young Afghan girl has been detained wearing a suicide vest in southern Afghanistan, officials say.

She was held on Sunday night in Helmand province, as she tried to carry out an attack on border police, an interior ministry spokesman told the BBC.

The girl, reported to be as young as eight and thought to be the sister of a prominent Taliban commander, is said to be in a state of shock and confusion.
... (more)


Friday January 3rd, 2014

US the biggest threat to world peace in 2013 – poll posted 01/03/2014, 5:05 AM (RT)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The US has been voted as the most significant threat to world peace in a survey across 68 different countries. Anti-American sentiment was not only recorded in antagonistic countries, but also in many allied NATO partners like Turkey and Greece.

A global survey conducted by the Worldwide Independent Network and Gallup at the end of 2013 revealed strong animosity towards the US’s role
... (more)


Wednesday December 25th, 2013

Uruguay's neighbor Argentina now considering marijuana legalization posted 12/25/2013, 9:21 AM (The Raw Story)
[Category: Geopolitics]
LIMA, Peru — Argentina has given the first sign that Uruguay’s groundbreaking cannabis reform just may have started a domino effect across Latin America.

Following the momentous vote by its smaller neighbor’s senate this month — making it the first nation in the world to completely legalize the soft drug — Argentina’s anti-drug czar Juan Carlos Molina has called for a public discussion in his country about emulating the measure.

“Argentina deserves a good debate abo
... (more)


Sunday November 24th, 2013

Godfrey Bloom: The State is an Institution of Theft posted 11/24/2013, 8:49 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

Godfrey Bloom tells the parasite class in the EU the people will soon rise up and kill them, and he says they'll be entirely in the right.


Thursday November 21st, 2013

US Drone Attacks Pakistani Religious School, Killing Eight posted 11/21/2013, 12:25 PM (Antiwar.com)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The US breaks its promises so quick with Pakistan it’s scarcely worth mentioning them in the first place. Just hours after a promise not to launch any more drone strikes against Pakistan for the duration of their peace talks with the Taliban, a US drone pounded a religious school in Hangu.... (more)


Wednesday November 20th, 2013

Senator: US Soldiers Being Killed by Terror Groups Backed With US Money posted 11/20/2013, 12:46 PM (ABC News)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The United States has paid more than $150 million to companies in Afghanistan that are accused of helping to finance terrorist attacks on American soldiers and facilities, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

"It's like the United States government subsidizing the Taliban, al Qaeda, the Haqqani network, those groups that are trying to shoot and kill our soldiers," said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., a member of the Senate's Armed Services and
... (more)
You need an enemy to have a war.


Monday November 18th, 2013

China to loosen one-child policy and abolish labour camps posted 11/18/2013, 8:07 AM (The Guardian)
[Category: Geopolitics]
China has pledged to loosen its one-child policy and end a controversial "re-education through labour" programme, state media reported on Friday, days after the conclusion of a meeting of top Communist party leaders in Beijing.

Under the new policy, couples in which one member is an only child will be allowed to have two children, according to China's state newswire Xinhua; currently, couples can only have two children if both members are only children themselves.

C
... (more)


Monday November 11th, 2013

Iranian deputy industry minister shot dead in Tehran posted 11/11/2013, 6:33 AM (Reuters)
[Category: Geopolitics]
An unidentified attacker shot dead an Iranian deputy minister of industry in Tehran on Sunday, the state news agency IRNA reported, in what appeared the first reported killing of a senior central government official in years.... (more)


Monday October 7th, 2013

Switzerland Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession posted 10/07/2013, 5:19 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Geopolitics]
As of this week, the possession of up to 10 grams of marijuana is no longer a criminal offense in Switzerland. Instead, the Swiss have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of weed, replacing possible jail time and a criminal record with a maximum fine of $110. The new law went into effect Tuesday.

The change in the Swiss drug law brings the country in
... (more)


Tuesday October 1st, 2013

Swiss war game envisages invasion by bankrupt French posted 10/01/2013, 1:46 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Hordes of bankrupt French invade Switzerland to get their hands on their “stolen” money — such is the imaginary scenario cooked up by the Swiss military in simulations revealed over the weekend. ... (more)


Sunday September 22nd, 2013

Egyptian farmer arrested for naming donkey after army chief posted 09/22/2013, 10:24 PM (RT)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A farmer is southern Egypt was taken into custody after putting a military chief’s name and a military hat on a donkey, state media reported.... (more)


Thursday September 12th, 2013

Vladimir Putin Addresses America In NYT Op-Ed; Calls For Caution In Syria, Denounces "American Exceptionalism" posted 09/12/2013, 5:45 AM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders. It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies.... (more)


Tuesday September 10th, 2013

Watch The FULL Interview With Syrian President Bashar al-Assad You're Not Seeing On TV posted 09/10/2013, 3:28 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Geopolitics]
There's a reason you're only getting snippets about Assad's supposed "chilling warning" of "repercussions" to the US if his country is invaded, it's because he calmly and succinctly exposed Obama and the US government's hypocrisy through and through.

For one, Assad says there's no evidence his regime used chemical weapons, but no
... (more)
Harry Reid Invokes Nazi Germany to Make Case for Syria


Monday September 9th, 2013

Syria welcomes Russia’s offer to put its chemical weapons under intl control posted 09/09/2013, 7:52 PM (RT)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Damascus welcomes Russia’s call to hand control over its chemical weapons to the international community, the Syrian Foreign Minister said responding to Sergey Lavrov's statement after the two met in the Russian capital.... (more)
Obama: Strike 'Absolutely' on Hold if Syria Abandons Chemical Weapons


Friday September 6th, 2013

Putin: Syria chemical attack is 'rebels' provocation in hope of intervention' posted 09/06/2013, 3:25 PM (RT)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The alleged chemical weapons use in Syria is a provocation carried out by the rebels to attract a foreign-led strike, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at the G20 summit.

There was no 50/50 split of opinion on the notion of a military strike against the Syrian President Bashar Assad, Putin stressed refuting earlier assumptions.
... (more)


Wednesday September 4th, 2013

Kerry Says Arab Countries Offered to Finance War On Syria posted 09/04/2013, 11:54 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Geopolitics]
But he turned them down, as he wants his war to be paid for by domestic tax-slaves.... (more)


Syria: Nobel Peace Laureate Tells Her Account of What She Witnessed posted 09/04/2013, 11:54 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

Nobel Peace Prize laurete, Mairead Maguire tells her account of her visit to Syria. While Maguire was in Syria she discovered that the people the U.S. are funding are violent groups and do not want peace in Syria. Her her view is that Syria is being used as a proxy war by the U.S., Great Britain, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.


Russia releases key findings on chemical attack near Aleppo indicating similarity with rebel-made weapons posted 09/04/2013, 11:54 PM (RT)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Probes from Khan al-Assal show chemicals used in the March 19 attack did not belong to standard Syrian army ammunition, and that the shell carrying the substance was similar to those made by a rebel fighter group, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated.... (more)


Monday September 2nd, 2013

Pope on Syrian War: "Violence never leads to peace, war leads to war, violence leads to violence." posted 09/02/2013, 2:36 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Geopolitics]
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday invited people of all faiths to join him and the world's Catholics in a day of prayer and fasting on September 7 to end the conflict in Syria.

Addressing tens of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square, he issued a long, impassioned appeal for peace in Syria and across the Middle East, saying God and history would be the judge of those who promoted violence or prevented peace.
... (more)


Wednesday August 28th, 2013

Syrians Scramble to Hide From Obama's Humanitarian Love Bombs posted 08/28/2013, 5:00 PM (Infowars)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Despite the US and Britain justifying an imminent attack on Syria in the name of “protecting civilians,” Syrians themselves are scrambling to hide from Obama’s humanitarian love bombs, with one Damascus resident telling Reuters, “We live in the capital. Every turn, every street, every neighborhood has some government target. Where do we hide?”

Although a torrent of criticism has forced both Washington and London to move towards some kind of symbolic gesture involving the United Na
... (more)


Tuesday August 27th, 2013

New poll: Syria intervention even less popular than Congress posted 08/27/2013, 2:30 PM (Washington Post)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A new Reuters/Ipsos poll has finally found something that Americans like even less than Congress: the possibility of U.S. military intervention in Syria. Only 9 percent of respondents said that the Obama administration should intervene militarily in Syria; a RealClearPolitics poll average finds Congress has a 15 percent approval rating, making the country’s most hated political body almost twice as popular.... (more)


Syrian Official: Obama Administration's Claims Assad Regime Carried Out Chemical Attack "Completely Wrong" posted 08/27/2013, 2:30 PM (CBS DC)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A top Syrian official is calling on the Obama administration to "produce the evidence" that the regime of President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against its own people.

According to CBS News, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said during a news conference in Damascus Tuesday that the case to launch an attack a
... (more)


Russia: West has no proof Assad launched gas attack, it just wants to fight him posted 08/27/2013, 2:30 PM (Haaretz)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Russia warned Western powers on Monday against any military intervention in Syria, saying the use of force without a United Nations mandate would violate international law. ... (more)


Friday August 2nd, 2013

More Evidence Surfaces CIA Drone Striked Rescuers In Pakistan posted 08/02/2013, 2:21 AM (The Bureau of Investigative Journalism)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A field investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in Pakistan’s tribal areas appears to confirm that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) last year briefly revived the controversial tactic of deliberately targeting rescuers at the scene of a previous drone strike. The tactic has previously been labelled a possible war crime by two UN investigators.... (more)


Saturday July 6th, 2013

Venezuela, Nicaragua offer asylum to NSA leaker Snowden posted 07/06/2013, 1:34 AM (NBCNews)
[Category: Geopolitics]
The presidents of Venezuela and Nicaragua offered Friday to grant asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden, one day after leftist South American leaders gathered to denounce the rerouting of Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane over Europe amid reports that the American was aboard.

Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela and Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua made their offers during separate speeches in their home countries Friday afternoon. Snowden has asked for asylum in numerous countries, including
... (more)


Wednesday June 5th, 2013

Residents Forced to Show Papers at Bilderberg posted 06/05/2013, 1:56 PM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

Local residents at the Grove forced to show their papers.


WeAreChange Vlog: Watford Residents and Police on Bilderberg posted 06/05/2013, 11:25 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

In this video blog, WeAreChange arrives in Watford a few days before the Bilderberg meeting. In this video WeAreChange talks to local residents of Watford, check out the protest free speech zone, hitchhike with a friendly security guard and cover the public town hall meeting about the bilderberg group. Hope you enjoy these vlog videos, feel free to give us feedback and questions in the comment section
... (more)


Tuesday June 4th, 2013

Official Bilderberg Attendee List Released posted 06/04/2013, 9:40 AM (Infowars)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Here is the official list of attendees for the upcoming Bilderberg meeting at The Grove in Watford, England, as well as the agenda.... (more)


Bilderberg Ring of Steel posted 06/04/2013, 9:40 AM (YouTube)
[Category: Geopolitics]

A ring of steel is being erected around the Grove, site of Bilderberg 2013.


Tuesday May 14th, 2013

Japanese politician calls wartime sex slaves 'necessary' posted 05/14/2013, 9:17 PM (CNN)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Japanese officials have distanced themselves from comments made by a prominent nationalist politician that suggested women forced to become prostitutes to entertain Japanese troops during World War II were "necessary."

Toru Hashimoto, who serves as the Mayor of Osaka, told reporters at his weekly press conference Monday that "anyone would understand" the role of "comfort women" when soldiers were risking their lives and you wanted to give them "a rest."
... (more)
When you're serving the state, all crimes are excusable.


Wednesday May 1st, 2013

Mexico to Rein In US Agencies in Drug War posted 05/01/2013, 12:19 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Geopolitics]
In a sharp break with the policies of his predecessor, recently installed Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is moving to restrict the open relationships US law enforcement, intelligence, and security agencies have developed with their Mexican counterparts as the two countries attempt to repress violent and powerful Mexican drug trafficking organizations, the so-called cartels.

The move was hinted at broadly in the Washington Post Sunday and confirmed by the Associated Pres
... (more)


Sunday April 28th, 2013

Political Assassination Prevented In Rome As Unemployed Man Tries To "Shoot Politicians" posted 04/28/2013, 10:34 PM (Zero Hedge)
[Category: Geopolitics]
While suicides out of desperation had long been a tragic, if recurring, staple in depressionary Europe, so far popular anger had been directed at within, with few if any murderous outbursts targeted at other people, and certainly not at politicians (or financiers). This obviously has been a critical aspect of the current economic collapse in Europe - one needs but recall that it was a political assassination that sparked World War I in Sarajevo, and indirectly, via the Weimar collapse of Germany... (more)


Wednesday March 6th, 2013

Hugo Chavez, Fiery Venezuelan Leader, Dies At 58 posted 03/06/2013, 1:58 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Geopolitics]
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- President Hugo Chavez was a former paratroop commander and self-styled "subversive" who waged continual battle for his socialist ideals. He bedeviled the United States and outsmarted his rivals time and again, while using Venezuela's vast oil wealth to his political advantage.... (more)
Chavez was a good example of the tyranny of good intentions, I think he actually did want to help people, yet he did it through stealing stuff and "nationalizing" industries (stealing more stuff), the country was ruined under his rulership with 30% inflation year over year, food prices skyrocketing and going to rot en masse in government warehouses. Contrast his good intentions with the evil intentions of Chile's Pinochet, the murderous dictator who embraced semi-free markets in order to enrich himself and get more tax revenue, the country is doing great, relatively speaking, despite his intentions being evil. - Chris


5 Best Countries to Move to Before Collapse of the West posted 03/06/2013, 1:58 AM (Activist Post)
[Category: Geopolitics]
That which mathematically cannot continue will not continue. Western countries, led by the United States and Europe, are in deep economic trouble. Massive debt levels are strangling their economies, and once great nations like Greece and Spain have been reduced to third-world status with staggering unemployment levels and almost daily violent riots.

Those that say it can't happen in the US are dead wrong. The value of the dollar has been slowly eroded over a century, but now that
... (more)


Wednesday February 20th, 2013

Pirate Party Threatened With Lawsuit for Hosting The Pirate Bay posted 02/20/2013, 4:23 PM (TorrentFreak )
[Category: Geopolitics]
For several years the Swedish Pirate Party has provided hosting services to The Pirate Bay. One of the main reasons for the BitTorrent site to team up with the political party was because it wouldn’t easily cave in to pressure from the entertainment industry. This promise will now be put to the test as the Swedish copyright watchdog “Rights Alliance” threatens to sue the Pirate Party next week if they refuse to pull the plug on TPB.... (more)


Monday February 18th, 2013

Pirates and Wikileaks Share Battlefield In Aussie Election posted 02/18/2013, 4:13 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Wikileaks loves to share secret documents and pirates are all for sharing culture, but can these movements share voters in the upcoming Australian elections to ensure at least one of them gets elected?

In September, debutante parties representing both will face off at the Aussie ballot box.

In the purple corner, the Rick Falkvinge inspired Pirate Party. In the black corner, the newly formed Wikileaks Party with Julian Assange himself running as candidate-in-chief fo
... (more)


Wednesday February 13th, 2013

Iran Drug Execution Frenzy Continues This Year posted 02/13/2013, 1:59 PM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Last Wednesday, three men convicted of drug related charges were hanged in the prison in the Iranian city of Isfahan, state media reported. The prisoners died unnamed; only the charges and the fact of their execution were mentioned.... (more)


Thursday February 7th, 2013

Iraq Takes Steps Toward Revoking Cybercrime Act posted 02/07/2013, 5:51 AM (EFF.org)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Following the events of the 'Arab Spring,' numerous countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa have begun assessing—or reassessing—their regulation of the Internet. Last April, we criticized Iraq's attempt at legislation: a heavy-handed bill that, if passed, would impose life imprisonment for vaguely-worded "crimes" such as promoting "ideas which are disruptive to public order" and lesser sentences for a range of other offenses.... (more)
Sounds like the USA turned them into a thriving free democracy!


Friday January 25th, 2013

Tina Turner 'to become Swiss, give up US passport' posted 01/25/2013, 5:29 PM (France24)
[Category: Geopolitics]
AFP - US pop legend Tina Turner, who has been living in Switzerland since 1995, will soon receive Swiss citizenship and will give up her US passport, Swiss media reported Friday.
... (more)


Thursday January 24th, 2013

Mali: French soldier pictured wearing 'Call of Duty' grinning skeleton mask posted 01/24/2013, 3:20 PM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Geopolitics]
A French soldier has sparked outrage after being pictured wearing a grinning skeleton facemask like one featured in the ultra-violent computer game Call of Duty while serving in Mali.... (more)


Thursday January 17th, 2013

U.S. to recognize Somali government, opening door to new aid posted 01/17/2013, 1:55 PM (Reuters)
[Category: Geopolitics]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will on Thursday officially recognize the Somali government in Mogadishu, ending a hiatus of more than 20 years and opening the door to increased U.S. and international economic help for the violence-plagued African nation, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday.... (more)
God forbid a people be allowed to govern themselves!


Monday January 14th, 2013

Armed Vigilante Groups Policing 2 Mexican Towns posted 01/14/2013, 10:36 AM (Associated Press)
[Category: Geopolitics]
ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) -- Several hundred civilians have taken up arms in two towns in a southwestern Mexico state and are arresting people suspected of crimes and imposing a curfew, leading authorities to promise to reinforce security forces in the area.... (more)


Wednesday January 9th, 2013

Singapore Death Row Drug Defendants Can Now Seek Review posted 01/09/2013, 6:12 AM (StoptheDrugWar.org)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Drug traffickers and other death row inmates in Singapore can now seek review of their death sentences after changes to the island city-state's mandatory death sentence went into effect with the new year, the anti-death penalty group Hands Off Cain reported. Some 32 people whose appeals had already ended sit on death row there; it is unclear how many are drug traffickers.

Last month, ame
... (more)


Wednesday December 19th, 2012

Don't Like The Government? Make Your Own, On International Waters posted 12/19/2012, 12:40 PM (NPR)
[Category: Geopolitics]
Almost all of us have complaints about the government, which probably range from high taxes to too much bureaucracy. Periodically, we get to take our frustrations out at the voting booth. But no matter how unhappy you may be, you probably never thought, "I'm going get out of here and go start my own country."... (more)

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Sarcastic "God Bless You" Triggers Miami Cop To Go On Psychotic Tirade - 10/29Graphic Video Released in "Firing Squad" Style Police Killing of Mentally Ill Man - 10/29Cop Attempts to Tackle Topless Protester, Rams Head First Into Wall Instead - 10/29Dramatic Video Shows Man Refusing to Lie Down For Police, Despite Guns Pointed at Him - 10/27Fed Using Uber Service Points Gun at Driver's Head: "Do You Want To Live Or Die?" - 10/29Zombies Are Us: The Walking Dead in the American Police State - 10/29Court: No Relief For Man Falsely Accused Of Running Red Light - 10/29White House Aims to Replace Website Passwords With Federal Authentication Scheme - 10/29

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