Monthly Archives: November 2012

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Bangladesh Sweatshop Fire

Corporate predators seek cheap labor worldwide. Countries like China, India, Honduras, Jordan, Haiti, and Bangladesh provide it. Transnational giants are unaccountable. Global sweatshops supply them. Workers endure horrific conditions. Some…

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NASA Announces That Magnetic Portals Do Exist!

Star-gates, magnetic portals, vortexes in space: Science fiction writers have given the concept of extraordinary openings in space/time all sorts of names to explain how travelers from far distant realms of…

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The Internet Just Became a Dangerous Place

The Internet is more dangerous than ever before… and not because of “child porn” or Craigslist personal ads… it is because of governments.  Within that sinister cabal of governments known…

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‘Terror and stress’ in the shadow of the drones

Civilians in north west Pakistan are suffering “24-hour mental stress” because of the threat of drone strikes, drawing comparisons to the mood after the 9/11 attacks in the US. A…

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Activists creating decentralized mesh networks that can’t be blocked, filtered or silenced

The internet was designed to be resilient and decentralized. Its multiple, redundant pathways between any two network nodes and its ability to accommodate new nodes on the fly should enable…

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Gaddafi Offered Kazakhstan Billions for ‘Muslim Atom Bombs’ – UN Official

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi offered the former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan “billions” in the early 1990s to retain its nuclear arsenal as the Muslim world’s “first atomic weapons,” a former…

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China’s Taking The Gloves Off In The South China Sea By Boarding Ships Any Place It Likes

Starting January 1 police in the southern Chinese island province of Hainan will board ships which enter what China considers its territory in the South China Sea, Ben Blanchard and Manuel Mogato of Reuters report….

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Sino-Indian Border Skirmish: Battle games on the boundary as Chinese scramble jets in Arunachal

The battle games between India and China continue on the disputed boundary between the two neighbours, with the two sides flirting dangerously close to an accidental conflict on the 50th…

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Deep Impact: Comets in Ancient Cultures

by Noah Goldman U. Maryland, College Park Scholars Comets have inspired dread, fear, and awe in many different cultures and societies around the world and throughout time. They have been…

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Congo’s $24 Trillion Mineral Wealth: Corporations vs M23

Conflict Minerals in Your Mobile—Why Congo’s War Matters Global financial markets don’t pay much attention to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. They should. The central African country…

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Vortex At South Pole Of Titan Reverses Unexpectedly

Data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft tie a shift in seasonal sunlight to a wholesale reversal, at unexpected altitudes, in the circulation of the atmosphere of Saturn’s moon Titan. At the…

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American Drones Ignite New Arms Race From Gaza To Iran To China

The drone wars are here. While President Obama ponders new legal and moral guidelines to govern America’s growing use of armed robot aircraft, the world outside the White House is…

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Syria: The “Liberated Zone” of Aleppo: Religious Dictatorship Supported by France

The French government assures us that it is in permanent contact with the representatives of the “liberated zones” in Syria, and that it is supplying them with logistical support. It…

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Obama’s Next Move: the Global Warming Tax

This week the United Nations beginstwo weeks of climate talks in Doha, Qatar. The primary goal of these meetings is to draw President Obama into accepting a redistribution plan designed extract…

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Greater Kurdistan: a New Actor on Middle East Map?

A new non-Arab important actor may soon appear on the Middle East volatile map as the recent events testify. Only this month Kurdistan was visited by Ukrainian (headed by Foreign…