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Australia and US spied on Indonesia during UN summit

Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (left) and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

Then Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd (left) and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. Australia and the US worked side by side on a large-scale joint surveillance operation on Indonesia, during the 2007 UN climate change conference in Bali, a new report from the NSA leaker, Edward Snowden, has revealed. In 2007, Australia’s newly elected prime minister, Kevin Rudd, attended the summit ... Read More »

Obama stops NSA spying on IMF and World Bank

International Monetary Fund Headquarters

International Monetary Fund Headquarters in Washington, DC. US President Barack Obama has called on the National Security Agency to halt spying on the headquarters of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in conjunction with a review of surveillance activities, Reuters reported. A US official told the news agency that President Obama curbed the spying within the last few weeks, ... Read More »

US may be guilty of war crimes over drone use – Amnesty International

Pakistan protests drones

  US officials responsible for carrying out drone strikes may have to stand trial for war crimes, says a report by Amnesty International, which lists civilian casualties in the attacks in Pakistan. Human Rights Watch has issued similar report on Yemen. The Amnesty International report is based on the investigation of the nine out of 45 drone strikes reported between January 2012 ... Read More »

Venezuelan president denied travel through US airspace

Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua told media that an aircraft carrying President Nicolas Maduro was denied travel over Puerto Rico’s airspace. President Maduro’s flight, which was en route to China, was forced to find an alternate path according to Jaua, who denounced the act as “an act of aggression.” “We have received the information from American officials that we have ... Read More »

Pakistani court declares US drone strikes illegal and a war crime

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A Pakistani court has declared that US drone strikes in the country’s tribal belt are illegal and has directed the government to move a resolution against the attacks in the United Nations. In what activists said was an historic decision, the Peshawar High Court issued the verdict against the strikes by CIA-operated spy planes in response to four petitions that ... Read More »

UN demands prosecution of Bush-era CIA crimes

George Bush war criminal

A United Nations investigator has demanded that the US publish classified documents regarding the CIA’s human rights violations under former President George W. Bush, with hopes that the documents will lead to the prosecution of public officials. Documents about the CIA’s program of rendition and secret detention of suspected terrorists have remained classified, even though President Obama’s administration has publicly ... Read More »

The world government exposed

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That we live in a world of “Agenda Politics” is absolutely clear. Governments come and go, but the agenda never changes. Policies left incomplete by one government are taken up with gusto by the next. Civil servants get involved in writing party manifestos. One of the most obvious of the agendas that our politicians are pushing is that of “World ... Read More »

Banker backed Free Syrian Army claims chemical weapons capability

Free Syrian Army

A prominent member of the Free Syrian Army claims the rebels have all the components to produce chemical weapons and have the know-how to put them together and use if necessary. “If we ever use them, we will only hit the regime’s bases and centers,” the political adviser of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), Bassam Al-Dada, was quoted by Turkey’s state-run ... Read More »

‘I don’t care what the UN says!’ Netanyahu vows to continue illegal settlement activity

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The Israeli prime minister has vowed to continue building settlements in the “Israeli capital of Jerusalem,” defying near-unanimous international criticism of the illegal activity in retaliation for Palestine’s upgraded UN status. In an interview with Israeli Channel 2, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threw internationally-recognized boundaries to the wind, saying that the Western Wall, which lies in a part of UN-administered ... Read More »