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G20 meetings to cost Australian tax payers $500 million

Army helicopter Brisbane G20

Australia will spend over $500 million hosting this year’s G20 meetings. In the world of ordinary taxpayers that is a lot of money that could otherwise be spent in the nation’s schools, hospitals or other worthwhile public purposes. So what are the benefits of the G20 and can the world’s …

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Saudi anti-govt leader sentenced to death by crucifixion

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a figurehead of the Shia minority protests that have rumbled in Saudi Arabia since 2011, was sentenced to death on Wednesday, his brother announced on Twitter. Mohammed al-Nimr said his brother was found guilty by a Riyadh court of “encouraging foreign meddling” from Iran, and disobeying the government with …

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Credit Suisse report: Richest 1% own half of global wealth

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The richest 1% of the world’s population are getting wealthier, owning more than 48% of global wealth, according to a report published on Tuesday which warned growing inequality could be a trigger for recession. According to the Credit Suisse global wealth report (pdf), a person needs just $3,650 – including the value …

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Journalist shot dead while investigating illegal logging

Cambodia Taing Try

Cambodian journalist Taing Try was shot dead yesterday while investigating illegal logging in the southern province of Kratie with five other journalists. Three suspects have been arrested. A reporter for several local newspapers, Taing Try was shot while in his car. The car of the suspected killer was found 200 metres down …

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NSA to start recruiting teenagers from 13 years old

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Kids across America no longer have to wait until college to plan on being a part of the National Security Agency. In fact, they could start preparing for their NSA careers as early as age 13. The NSA has begun sponsoring cybersecurity camps for middle and high school students, agency …

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Journalist blows whistle on how the CIA controls the media worldwide

Udo Ulfkotte journalist

“I was bribed by billionaires, I was bribed by the Americans to report…not exactly the truth.” – Udo Ulfkotte, a former editor of one of Germany’s main daily publications, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Some readers will see this and immediately dismiss it as Russian propaganda since the interview appeared on RT. This would be a serious …

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Fighting ISIS: $1.1bn already spent, ‘30 years of war’ to come

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As the Pentagon reports spending of over $1 billion on bombing ISIS in Iraq and Syria, ex-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the fight against the Islamist movement may take as long as 30 years. Since mid-June, when militants from the Islamic State (also known as ISIS, or ISIL) launched their …

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Australia to pass NDAA style indefinite detention law

Sydney

Following Australia’s passing of draconian anti-terror laws late September, the country took another step in the direction. This may allow its security services to detain anyone without charge even before other methods of questioning have been exhausted. The proposed new laws will be subject to a parliamentary inquiry’s decision before …

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New York Times admits it lied about Iraq, Syria and Ukraine

NYT The New York Times

Mainstream media is being forced to retract its propaganda more and more quickly. The New York Times pushed fabricated evidence in the run up to the Iraq war. A year later, the newspaper apologized for its inaccurate, one-sided coverage. The U.S. and the New York Times pretended that Syria’s government was responsible for the chemical …

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Russia blamed for massive JP Morgan data breach

JP Morgan Chase

Editor’s note: as we have been predicting, the coming economic collapse will likely be a false flag cyberattack that brings down the banking system and will be blamed on either Russia, China, Iran or Syria. Much like the flight MH 17 incident in Ukraine which we reported, Russia was blamed with …

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