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Vatican officially recognizes the state of Palestine

Pope Francis Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region. The treaty, which was agreed, though has yet to be formally …

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American police more heavily armed than US troops

Police State Ferguson

Everyone from soldiers to civil rights lawyers are pointing out that American police forces are now more heavily armed than US soldiers were during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. So who does the Washington believe is the real enemy? Thanks to the controversial Department of Defense 1033 program, which began in 1997, American …

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CIA whistleblower sentenced to 3.5 yrs in prison

CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling

A former CIA officer has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for leaking details of a secret mission to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions, a sentence that was received with a measure of relief from his legal team and paled in comparison to the decades-long term that had been …

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China and Russia teaming up military forces against America

Vladimir Putin Xi Jinping

China has dispatched a convoy of warships for its first ever naval exercises in the Mediterranean, together with a Russian flotilla. The drills demonstrate a strengthening bond between Moscow and Beijing, who – despite having no formal military alliance – see their combined might as a counterbalance to US power. Both countries have …

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Israeli soldiers: we ‘deliberately targeted civilians in Gaza’

IDF Israel Palestine

Breaking the Silence, an organization of veteran Israeli soldiers, harshly slammed the Israeli army for its operational policy during last summer’s aggression on Gaza, saying it led to “immense and unprecedented harm to the civilian population and infrastructures in the Gaza Strip,” Monday reported the Israeli daily Haaretz. According to …

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Saudi Arabia beheads 79th person this year

King Salman Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday beheaded one of its nationals convicted of drug trafficking, bringing to 79 the number of executions this year. According to AFP tallies, that figure compares with 87 for all of last year and adds to what Amnesty International has called a “macabre spike” in the kingdom’s …

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NSA phone surveillance is officially illegal

NSA Fort Mead

As Americans wait for Congress to decide next month whether to renew the Patriot Act and the vast NSA metadata surveillance program it’s made possible, a panel of three appellate judges has made the decision on its own: The Patriot Act, they’ve now ruled, was never written to authorize the sort of …

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Australian sports commentator fired for anti-war tweets

No war Australia

Editor’s note: Another prominent Australian journalist, Mike Carlton, was forced to resign after criticizing Israel’s due to their slaughter of the Palestinian people. Australia’s SBS channel sacked one of its top football commentators, Scott McIntyre, for a series of tweets on Anzac Day doubting the wisdom of glorifying Aussie troops in any …

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CIA insider Jim Rickards’ predictions for society in 2024

Jim Rickards CIA

Editor’s Note from Jim Rickards: ‘The following article describes a fictional dystopia in the spirit of Brave New World or 1984. It is not a firm forecast or prediction in the usual analytic sense. Instead, it’s intended to provide warning, and encourage readers to be alert to dangerous trends in …

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Prince Charles’ best friend abused 22 children at one school

Prince Charles pedophile friend Jimmy Savile

At least 22 pupils at a school for emotionally disturbed girls were abused by Jimmy Savile in the 1970s, a police report has said. The paedophile DJ abused the children, and also one visitor, at Duncroft Approved School in Staines, Surrey. He committed 46 offences, including rape and sexual assault, and …

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