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Worse than Facial Recognition – the Next Big Privacy Outrage
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:22:43 +0000

Privacy campaigners have warned of an “epidemic of facial recognition” use around the UK. This, of course, followed the epidemic of CCTV that led to it in the first place. An investigation by Big Brother Watch, the civil

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Global Poverty: How the Rich Eat the Poor and the World
Mon, 14 Oct 2019 00:01:38 +0000

62 individuals – 388 in 2010 – now own more wealth than 50% of the world’s population. More shockingly, this share of wealth by half of the world’s people has collapsed by over 40% in the last five years.

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Proposed US Sanctions against Turkey. Why? Washington Supports Turkish Aggression in Northeast Syria
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:41:56 +0000

US sanctions are war by other means on targeted countries. The Senate, House, and White House are preparing them on Turkey — nothing imposed so far.

They’re unrelated to Ankara’s alliance with US war on the Syrian Arab Republic, nor …

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Human Violence: Pervasive Throughout Society. “Strategic Response” to End Violence
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:40:01 +0000

Violence is pervasive throughout human society and it has a vast range of manifestations. Moreover, some of these manifestations – particularly the threat of nuclear war (which might start regionally), the climate catastrophe and the ongoing ecological devastation, as well

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The Switch from Comedy to Tragedy for Ukraine’s President Zelensky. Rapprochement with Putin?
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:29:14 +0000

The recently-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky keeps saying there was “no blackmail” in a July telephone call with President Donald Trump that caused an impeachment inquiry in the USA.

He made the comments recently during an all-day press marathon held …

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Are You Ready to Die? The US Military/ Security Complex Wants Tensions to Increase…
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:20:59 +0000

The Zionist Neoconservatives who run US foreign policy are now herding the US out of the remaining arms limitations agreements.  It appears that Washington intends to withdraw from the Open Skies agreement with Russia. See this. 

The Open Skies …

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Police State Ecuador Under Lenin Moreno
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:13:43 +0000

Moreno campaigned on a platform of continuing the progressive policies of his predecessor Rafael Correa.

Straightaway in office, he betrayed the public trust.  Ecuadorian legal scholar Oswaldo Ruiz-Chiriboga accused him of abandoning his pledges, implementing neoliberal policies demanded by US …

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Unwarranted Optimism over US/China Trade Talks
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:15:26 +0000

Whatever follows the 13th round of US/China trade talks concluding Friday alone matters. Major differences over structural issues remain hard-wired on both sides — unchanged and not about to ahead.

Following Thursday talks, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported …

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The History of Hong Kong, Britain’s Colonial Legacy. Fast Forward to 2019
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:13:58 +0000

The recent history of Hong Kong doesn’t begin where most Westerners might imagine. It began with the Rothschild’s British East India Company that existed from the early 1700s to nearly 1900, when Rothschild conceived the idea of inflicting opium onto

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Just Rumors or Is Hillary Clinton Seriously Considering Another Run for U.S. President in 2020?
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:02:34 +0000

“Don’t tempt me. Do your job” Hillary Clinton responded in a tweet to Trump when he said that “I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren.” In

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Erdogan War Crimes, SDF Atrocities, No Reconciliation
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:00:42 +0000

Erdogan has accelerated his war crimes against Syria, in Day 2 of Turkey’s new military aggression. His regime thug troops again bombed the electrical cables of the Alouk Water Station in Ras al-Ain, bombed on Day 1, and immediately repaired

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President Xi’s Trip to Nepal Will Unlock New Strategic Opportunities
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:59:34 +0000

Chinese President Xi Jinping‘s trip to Nepal will unlock new strategic opportunities for bilateral relations, as well as positively influence their ties with India by improving the prospects for trilateral cooperation.

At first glance, observers would be forgiven for

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One Year after Khashoggi’s Brutal Murder: Business as Usual?
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:58:59 +0000

Heinous. Savage. Ghastly. It’s hard to find the words to describe the act of luring journalist Jamal Khashoggi into a Saudi consulate in Istanbul, suffocating him, chopping him up and dissolving his bones. Yet a year later, governments and businesspeople

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Behind Hong Kong’s Black Terror
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:56:35 +0000

“If we burn, you burn with us.” “Self-destruct together.” (Lam chao.)

The new slogans of Hong Kong’s black bloc – a mob on a rampage connected to the black shirt protestors – made their first appearance on a rainy Sunday

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At the Foot of Mammon. What is the Cold Truth. Remember the Illegal US Invasion of Iraq?
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:52:57 +0000

Some say the following quote came from journalist John Swinton (1829-1901), but it matters not who actually said it. The cold hard truth is that it was spoken by someone who worked as a writer for a newspaper, and had

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University Woes: Academics and Scholarship in Crisis. The Managerial Class Gets Uppity
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:47:18 +0000

The university, in a global sense, is passing into a managerial oblivion.  There are a few valiant holdouts, but they have the luxury of history, time, and learning.  Cambridge and Oxford, for instance, still boast traditional academics, soaking erudition, and

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Turkey’s “Operation Peace Spring” Rages on Creating a Chaotic Battlefield in Northeastern Syria
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:44:02 +0000

On Saturday, the fourth day of Turkey’s cross border military operation, Turkey’s Defense Minister claimed that they had captured a key border town called Ras Al Ain, however the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied the claim.

Turkey accidently put …

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Video: Turkish Forces Confront Kurdish Armed Groups in Northeastern Syria
Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:43:17 +0000

Since October 9, the Turkish Armed Forces and Turkish-backed militants have been developing a ground phase of their operation against Kurdish armed groups in northeastern Syria.

The main Turkish efforts were focused on the towns of Ras al-Ayn and Tell …

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Ecuador under President Neo-coño Moreno: The IMF’s Deadly “Economic Medicine”, The Weaponization of Neoliberal Reforms
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 17:49:41 +0000

Lenin Moreno: aka Neocon Moreno

A popular insurrection is unfolding against the adoption of sweeping IMF reforms imposed by the “centre left” government of President Lenin Moreno.

In March 2019, a 4.2 billion dollar IMF loan was granted to Ecuador.…

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Ecuador: Brutal Economic Policies, The IMF “Economic Package” (“Paquetazo”)
Sat, 12 Oct 2019 14:50:10 +0000

With a stubborn position that borders on political suicide, the government of Lenin Moreno, during the seventh day of massive and combative Popular Unemployment, has preferred to repress thousands of indigenous, students, settlers and workers who have risen throughout the

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