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The Great EU-India Corporate Heist: Uncovering the Free Trade Agenda

The current far-reaching free trade talks between the EU and India are being carried out behind closed doors. People and groups are therefore rightly concerned that proper accountability and effective public scrutiny are being sidelined in favour of a business-led agenda (1) Demands for transparency were however dealt a blow by a recent ruling.

Obama Orders Fed Workers to Spy on Each Other

In an initiative aimed at rooting out future leakers and other security violators, President Barack Obama has ordered federal employees to report suspicious actions of their colleagues based on behavioral profiling techniques that are not scientifically proven to work, according to experts and government documents.

No Military Coups for America? What About November 1963?

An interesting aspect of the military coup in Egypt has been the attitude of American mainstream commentators who suggest that unlike Egypt and other countries, the chances of a military coup in the United States are virtually nil. See, for example, “America the Coupless” by Rosa Brooks and “Could a Military Coup Happen in America?” by Paul Greenberg.

30,000 California prisoners launch largest hunger-strike in state history

Prisoners at 11 state facilities began refusing meals early Monday after months of plotting a demonstration that they hope will bring change to a number of longstanding grievances held by inmates against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, particularly the practice of indefinitely housing some detainees in total isolation.

Syria: Nobel Peace Laureate Tells Her Account of What She Witnessed

Nobel Peace Prize laureste, 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 Katar.

ECB urges Europe to accelerate "bail-in" plans

Europe should accelerate plans to force investors and wealthy savers to share the costs of future bank failures and define clear rules for these 'bail-in' arrangements, ECB policymaker Joerg Asmussen said on Tuesday

The Sky Is (not) Falling: a “Little More Chicken” Tale

Any cursory look at history will tell you this is true, but is likewise easily understood from systems analysis: an Empire, by definition, is the process of extracting wealth from the periphery to the core. What happens once the colonies, frontier, the developing world is already paying all possible tribute?

UK hands Libor supervision to NYSE Euronext

Britain's banking sector was rocked last year by revelations that Barclays bank tried to manipulate the rate, which is used as a benchmark for global financial contracts worth about $300 trillion.

Congress delaying U.S. aid to Syrian rebels – sources

Congressional committees are holding up a plan to send U.S. weapons to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad because of fears that such deliveries will not be decisive and the arms might end up in the hands of Islamist militants, five U.S. national security sources said.

Why The Muslim Brotherhood Was Overthrown: Cults And Democracies Don't Mix

Many in the Western media are portraying the popular rejection of the Muslim Brotherhood's reign of deceit in Egypt as a defeat for democracy. But nothing could be further from the truth. Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood came to power because of Washington's diplomatic and covert support for them. Morsi was subverting democracy, not defending it

This Is Not a Test: Emergency Broadcast Systems Prove Hackable

Several models of Emergency Alert System decoders, used to break into TV and radio broadcasts to announce public safety warnings, have vulnerabilities that would allow hackers to hijack them and deliver fake messages to the public, according to an announcement by a security firm on Monday.

Euro crisis returns

For the beleaguered small countries of Europe, the euro crisis has become a form of torture, a death by a thousand cuts.

Rapper Mos Def force fed under standard Guantanamo Bay procedure

Rapper, actor and activist Yasiin Bey, better known as Mos Def, stars in a short film produced by Human Rights organization Reprieve and Bafta award-winning director Asif Kapadia depicting the brutal Standard Operating Procedure conducted at prisons across America such as Guantanamo Bay

Fast & Furious Scandal Produces Dead Police Chief

In a long line of hundreds of dead Mexicans, including a Mexican beauty queen, two dead federal agents and a plot to assassinate a police chief, Barack Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder’s Fast and Furious scandal has produced another death

When In Soviet USSA Government Does Not Bail You Out, You Sue

It seems that US investors has become so institutionalized in the new normal world of government bailouts and handouts that when the central planners make a decision that is not instantly accretive to the equity shareholders' bottom-line, the first instinct is to sue them.

Has The Era Of Genetically Pure “Gattaca Babies” Now Begun?

Should selective breeding be used to improve the human race? Should we genetically screen embryos shortly after conception and choose only those that are the most genetically pure? This may sound like science fiction, but as you will read about below, the technology for this is already operational.

Surveillance Society: If You Drive, You Get Tracked

We’ve been teased for weeks with tantalizing leaks about the NSA, its cohorts in corporate America, and their programs and technologies that capture, store, and mine vast amounts of our personal data obtained from the internet and telecommunications.

Egypt’s army chief and coup leader El-Sissi trained at US Army War College

With unrest in Egypt, U.S. military officials looking for insight might test the ties they formed with the Egyptian defense minister, Lt. Gen. Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi, when he was a student at the Army War College. “In this little historical Pennsylvania town, the most important school in the world operates under the radar,” said retired Col. Stephen Gerras, a professor of behavioral science at the Carlisle Barracks.

California Prisons Illegally Sterilized Hundreds of Female Inmates

A report by the Center For Investigative Reporting (CIR) uncovered the shocking details, “Doctors under contract with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without required state approvals, The Center for Investigative Reporting has found.

Border Patrol Set to Weaponize Drones

When Customs and Border Protection (CPB) first got its drones, the rationale for the acquisition was that the unmanned aircraft would help improve monitoring and surveillance along the U.S.-Mexico border.

A New Anti-American Axis?

They also don’t like watching the West take action against leaders friendly to them, like President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. As this sense of common interests becomes entrenched, increasing Russian-Chinese cooperation could pose grave risks for America and the world.

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