November 30, 2011

'US unwilling to destroy chemical arms'

The 16th international Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) has kicked off in The Hague, with the elimination of chemical weapons across the world as its main focus.

According to its mission statement, the CWC is obliged to ban the development, production, stockpiling, and use of chemical weapons. It had previously called upon signatory states to destroy all their stockpiles of such weapons by April 29, 2007. Read more + video.


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Palestine continues to seek statehood

Riyad Mansour is Palestine's representative at the United Nations. Tuesday was the UN's annual International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people a day that wouldn't pass without mention of Palestine's Israeli occupiers.

Mansour got straight to the nut of the troubles Palestine has with Israel as yet unsolved by the United Nations all in one sentence. Read more + video.

Battlefield US: Americans face arrest as war criminals under Army state law

America is opening up a new warfront and it’s in your own backyard. It’s in your neighbor’s house, it’s three states over and it’s on the other side of the Mississippi.

That’s what a new legislation could lead to and the consequences are dire and constitutionally damning. Read more.



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Quick Facts: 26 Signs that the United States is being turned into a giant prison

If you live in the United States of America, you live in a giant prison where liberty and freedom are slowly being strangled to death. The following are 26 signs that the United States of America is being turned into a giant prison....

#1 A new bill that is going through the U.S. Senate would allow the U.S. military to arrest American citizens and hold them indefinitely without trial. Read more.

George Orwell’s guide to the news

The Western mainstream media falsifies the news resorting to euphemisms, half-truths and lies in the best (worst) style of George Orwell’s novel 1984. We all live in the unreal world of “Newspeak” used by the Global Power Elite to control our minds.

Man gets confused when things that happen around him and to him, or which are done in his name, cannot be properly grasped, understood or made sense of. Read more.

Occupy UK: Mass strike bites Britain



More than 2 million participants put the public sector on hold in the UK, as unions stage a massive public sector strike. It is the largest of its kind in 30 years.

RT

LAPD clear Occupy LA camp



The LAPD have moved in to evict people protesting at the Occupy LA encampment outside City Hall in Los Angeles, California. Report by Mark Morris.

ITN

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Laptop Wi-Fi affects male fertility

A new study conducted by a team of Argentine scientists has found that electromagnetic radiation emitted from laptop Wi-Fi can affect men's fertility.

Led by Conrado Avendano of the Nascentis Center for Reproductive Medicine in Cordoba, the team discovered that placing healthy seminal samples under a laptop connected to wireless internet killed or damaged the sperm. Read more.

In crisis telt de stem van het plebs even niet mee

#Trend Populistische partijen staan klaar om de elite af te maken

Academici en zakenlui moeten het puin ruimen dat politici hebben achtergelaten. Technocratische regeringen, het is een trend. En volgens sommigen geen toeval.

Zet een (ex-)centraal bankier, een wiskundige, een econoom, een ingenieur en een rechter neer in je regering en hoppa, problemen als staatsschulden, belastingontduiking en sociale (on-)zekerheden verdwijnen als sneeuw voor de zon. Lees verder.

De Pers

Occupy Amsterdam wil kamp verkleinen

AMSTERDAM - De demonstranten van Occupy Amsterdam willen hun kamp op het Beursplein in de hoofdstad verkleinen. Zo moet de camping plaatsmaken voor een grote legertent voor dagactiviteiten.

''We willen ons meer richten op de dag in plaats van op de nacht'', aldus een woordvoerder van de Occupy'ers woensdag. Lees verder.

Werkloosheid eurozone stijgt tot recordhoogte in oktober

AMSTERDAM (Dow Jones)--De werkloosheid in de eurozone is in oktober gestegen tot 10,3% ten opzichte van een maand eerder, meldt Eurostat, het bureau voor de statistiek van de Europese Unie, woensdag.

In de landen waar wordt betaald met de euro nam de werkloosheid toe tot 10,3%, van 10,2% in september. Lees verder.

Beurs.nl

Oud-AFM-topman Hoogervorst is somber over crisis



Oud-AFM-topman Hoogervorst zegt voor de Commissie-De Wit dat hij somber is over de economische crisis. De problemen zijn misschien wel onbeheersbaar geworden, zegt hij.

NOS

Moroccans protest election results

People in Morocco have taken to the streets again to denounce Friday's general elections that brought to power the head of the Justice and Development Party (PJD), Press TV reports.

Protesters chanted slogans, condemning the elections and the results. Read more.

Major strike to hit UK public sector

Around two million British public service workers are planning to hold one of the biggest public sector strikes in 30 years over the UK government's pension reforms, Press TV reports.

Workers including nurses, teachers, airport staff, civil servants and at least 23 trade unions are participating in the strike action planned for Wednesday, with many joining a march through central London. Read more + video.

Occupy LA, Occupy Philly: New cop scalps in OWS eviction

Police give protesters 10 minute warning to leave as over a thousand officers move to dismantle Occupy LA City Hall Camp, after having cleared a similar encampment in Philadelphia early hours on Wednesday.

­Law enforcers in LA have closed off streets surrounding the encampment as hundreds waited for what they believed was an imminent operation. Read more.

RT

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November 29, 2011

Rural regions struggle to grow in China



The lack of young people often leaves a vacuum in the labour force, which makes it even harder for remote regions to prosper.

CCTV

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Second child or not when one-child policy relaxes (video) - CCTV

War time contractors probe sealed until 2031



Lately there has been a record number of US soldiers convicted of theft and bribery. But many war time contractors get money to build hospitals that never open and jails that never hold any prisoners.

These contractors that have stolen billions from tax payers have complete impunity from the justice system. Congress has since cut the funding to these contractors, but their report will be sealed until 2031. Gayane Chichakyan reports.

RT

Mayan brick refers to 2012 prophecy

Experts with the Mexico's National Institute of History and Anthropology (INAH) have found an inscription which refers to the Mayan 2012 prophesy.

The Mayan brick which was found near the Comalcalco ruins in southern Mexico, is about 1,300 years old and is said to have been laid facing inward or concealed with stucco, implying it was not meant to be seen. Read more.

OECD warns EU of dire 2012 recession



The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has in its latest economic forecast warned the European Union of a devastating recession in 2012, Press TV reports.

“Situation in the euro area is rapidly deteriorating and contagious[ly] spreading. Policy continues to be behind the curve. Not only in the euro area, [but] also in the United States,” said Pier Carlo Padoan, a chief economist for the OECD. Read more.

De grote finale voor de euro?

Er zijn economen, en echt niet meer alleen de doemdenkers als Nouriel Roubini en Willem Buiter, die er heel resoluut over zijn: de euro kan binnen een week of tien dagen verleden tijd zijn.

Het lot van de euro ligt in handen van Duitsland en Frankrijk. Lees verder

NOS

Epic Frog

NWO Puppets: 'Cold war & crusades never finished'



Russia's assessment of the cause of the Syrian unrest points the finger of blame firmly at an armed opposition. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also says it's time to stop dealing in ultimatums and get back to peace talks.

A UN investigation earlier stated that Syrian forces had committed crimes against humanity in their brutal treatment of anti-government demonstrators. Almost 4,000 people have been killed after months of unrest.

The EU is tightening the economic screws on the Syrian regime and is considering an arms embargo - something Moscow strongly opposes. For more RT talks to Peter Eyre, a Middle East Consultant, joining from Birmingham in the UK.

RT

UK faces gloomy economic outlook



As eurozone's finance ministers meet in Brussels to discuss ways to prevent the currency's collapse, their British counterpart has revealed a gloomy outlook for the UK economy.

George Osborne told parliament that avoiding another recession would be difficult, adding that growth in the coming year would be lower than expected.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

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Shock £111bn rise in goverment borrowing as growth stalls (video) - The Telegraph
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Grote staking in Groot-Brittannië - NU

UN faults Libya's NTC for legal limbo



Report says suspected Gaddafi allies, many of them sub-Saharan Africans, are being denied access to legal services.

A new United Nations report says up to 7,000 people suspected to have fought with Muammar Gaddafi forces, are being held in Libya without legal representation. Read more.

Hoogervorst: Euro is mislukt

video

Hans Hoogervorst, voormalig woordvoerder financiën van de VVD, later topman van de AFM en tegenwoordig werkzaam in Londen als voorzitter van een gezaghebbend internationaal financieel controle-instituut zegt tegen Andere Tijden dat de euro mislukt.

Te zien op 11 december in Andere Tijden 21:15uur, Nederland 2 in de uitzending Kop op munt.

Andere Tijden

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Oud-AFM-topman Hoogervorst is somber over crisis (video) - NOS
Eurozone to collapse in ten days? (video) - RT

Iran govt. ordered to downgrade UK ties

Iran's Majlis has ordered the government to put into effect a newly legislated rule that requires the executive body to reduce ties with Britain to a minimum level.

The legislation on the “reduction of diplomatic ties with the British kingdom” was handed to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday afternoon, Fars News Agency reported. Read more.

Persbureau ANP gaat flink bezuinigen

Het persbureau ANP gaat grondig bezuinigen. In 2012 verdwijnen 33 volledige banen, zo'n 15 procent van het personeelsbestand.

De fotoredactie gaat voortaan alleen nog maar gebruikmaken van freelancers, alle fotografen in vaste dienst worden ontslagen. Lees verder + audio.

China solar executives aim to avoid trade war with U.S.

(Reuters) - Heads of China's solar industry on Tuesday said they strongly oppose an investigation by the U.S. into Chinese-made solar panels and asserted that competitive advantages alone explained their success on the global market.

However, in a statement from the China Chamber of Commerce for the Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME), which represents the solar industry, they added that the firms did not intend to start a trade war with the U.S. industry. Read more.

Wetenschappers: RIVM stop proces tegen huisarts

Een groep hoogleraren en artsen vraagt het RIVM en Roel Coutinho om een bodemprocedure tegen huisarts Hans van der Linde uit Capelle aan den IJssel te stoppen.

Coutinho is directeur van het Centrum voor Infectieziektebestrijding van het RIVM. Huisarts Van der Linde beschuldigde Coutinho onlangs van belangenverstrengeling. Lees verder.

Honing als geneesmiddel

Iedereen weet natuurlijk wel wat honing is. Meestal gebruik je het voor op de boterham en soms ook wel voor in de thee. Maar wist je eigenlijk dat honing al duizenden jaren geleden vooral gebruikt werd om mensen met kwetsuren te genezen? Honing kan namelijk heel goed als antisepticum en antibioticum dienen en daar werd het dan ook voor gebruikt tijdens het oorlogvoeren.

Honing als wondermiddel
Er bestaan geschriften van ver voor de jaartelling over het gebruik en de toepassing van honing als een genezend middel. Lees verder.

Merck to Pay $950 Million Over Vioxx

Merck has agreed to pay $950 million and has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge over the marketing and sales of the painkiller Vioxx, the company and the Justice Department said Tuesday.

The negotiated settlement, which includes resolution of civil cases, was the latest of a series of fraud cases brought by federal and state prosecutors against major pharmaceutical companies. Read more.

The NY Times

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Bomb voyage: 600 Libyans ‘already fighting in Syria’

The Libyan government apparently wants to share its successful experience of overthrowing the Gaddafi regime with like-minded Syrians. It has sent 600 of its troops to support local militants against the Assad regime, according to media reports.

The fighters have joined the Free Syria Army, the militant group carrying out attacks on government forces in Syria, reports the Egyptian news website Al-Ray Al-Arabi citing its sources. The report says the troops entered Syria through Turkish territory. Read more.

West must end Syria threats: Russia

The Russian foreign minister has called on the US and the European Union to put an end to their threats against Syria, urging Washington and the European bloc to exercise diplomacy on Damascus.

“Right now, the most important thing is to stop acting by means of ultimatums and try to move toward political dialogue,” AFP quoted Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesday. Read more.

Iranian students pull down UK flag

Hundreds of Iranian students have pulled down the UK flag and demanded the expulsion of the British envoy to Tehran.

Following the approval of a bill aimed at downgrading ties with the UK by the Iran's Majlis parliament, students from different universities stormed into the British embassy in Tehran, calling on the Iranian government to make haste in implementing the bill. Read more.

PressTV

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UK embassy stormed in Tehran, British flag burned, Iranian raised - RT

Iran regrets some protesters' actions - PressTV
More video of students looting UK embassy in Iran (video) - RT     

Eurozone crisis sparks global economic fears

US president offers only moral support as European finance ministers meet to discuss bolstering bailout reserve.

The financial crisis that began in Europe now poses a real threat to the entire global economy, according to a major economic organisation. Read more + video.

Al Jazeera

Begrotingstekort loopt op

DEN HAAG - Het begrotingstekort van de overheid loopt dit jaar naar verwachting op tot 4,5 procent van het bruto binnenlands product.

Dat is een verslechtering van 0,3 procent van het bbp ten opzichte van de cijfers die het kabinet op Prinsjesdag presenteerde. Minister Jan Kees de Jager (Financiën) heeft dat dinsdag aan de Kamer geschreven. Lees verder.

November 28, 2011

Sanctions: AL´s Gift for Hijri New Year

Damascus, Nov 28 (Prensa Latina) When the Islamic world celebrated on Sunday the Ras as-Sanah al-Hijriyah, also known as the Hijri new year, the Arab League (AL) gave Syria a package of economic and political isolation sanctions in tune with the Western harassment campaign.

A mass demonstration near the downtown Saba'a Bharat Square in Damascus and protests taking place in other cities as well as organizations of different sectors are condemning the AL action. Read more.

Chávez, Santos sign agreements on trade and energy

After five hours of meetings the presidents of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, signed agreements on trade, energy, culture, science, and technology.

Both leaders led the execution of the agreements in the Miraflores presidential palace, downtown Caracas.

They are expected to offer a press conference in the next few minutes.

Euro crisis 'ticking bomb' for Turkey

The eurozone crisis is ‘a ticking time bomb’ that lies at Turkey’s doorstep, according to Daren Acemoğlu, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor who is ranked among the world’s top economists. Speaking to the Hürriyet Daily News, Acemoğlu urged the Turkish Central Bank to raise interest rates to create room to maneuver later.

The eurozone debt crisis has turned the European economy into “a ticking time bomb” that lies at Turkey’s door, according to a top economist who has been ranked among the most influential thinkers of our time. Read more.

Hürriyet

US-made crisis: countdown to Iran war?

An American analyst believes belligerent US rhetoric and regional military moves targeting Syria and Iran indicate that imperialism's manufactured "nuclear crisis" is a cynical pretext for war.

In an article published on the Global Research website on Monday, Tom Burghardt explained about US hostile measures in its three-decade covert war against Iran, mentioning the recent report by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano as an excuse to justify possible military action against Tehran. Read more.


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No explosion in Isfahan: Iran official

A top Iranian official has rejected media reports about an explosion being heard in the central city of Isfahan.

Mohammad-Mehdi Ismaili, Isfahan governor's political and security deputy, said on Monday that report was completely baseless and fabricated, IRNA reported. Read more.

PressTV

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Report: Explosion rocks Iran city of Isfahan, home to key nuclear facility - Haaretz
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Cheated & Disowned: 'Greek 'tragedy' will take down rest of Eurozone'



Greek MP Simos Kedikoglou shares his thoughts with RT on what the future holds for a Europe struggling to contain its debt epidemic...

RT

Italian Job: Stealing 2,451.8 tons of gold with style



RT

Police delay eviction of Occupy LA camp

Police in riot gear began closing in early today on some 2,000 anti-Wall Street activists who defied a midnight deadline to vacate an eight-week-old encampment outside Los Angeles City Hall as some protesters blocked traffic.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa had given Occupy LA protesters until midnight local time to dismantle their tents, pack up their belongings and clear out of the City Hall park, or face a forcible removal. Read more.

Fresh UK-Saif Gaddafi links revealed

Fresh links between Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and the British government have emerged as it was revealed former Labour defence minister, Adam Ingram, gave him £100,000 in donations.

Argus Scotland, headed by Ingram, British defence minister from 2001 to 2007, gave a £100,000 donation to the Gadaffi International Charity and Development Foundation, revealed the Sunday Times in its 27 November edition. Read more.

Libyan protesters ground Tunisian plane


For many regular fliers, these scenes available online from Mitiga airport on Sunday are shocking. However, Libyan residents who once lived in fear of demonstrating believed surrounding a plane to delay its departure would send a powerful message to the National Transitional Council and its various ministries.

The disruption was a blow back from last weeks failed attempts to arrest three pro Gaddafi loyalists in Bani Walid that lad to multiple deaths among revolutionaries. Read more.

NATOrious: 'Rent-a-Taliban policy fail shows colonial ignorance'



As the war of words between NATO and Pakistan rages on, Islamabad announced that the recent closure of NATO supply routes to Afghanistan, via its territory, will now be permanent.

The already strained relationship was thrown into chaos after a U.S. airstrike targeted a known army base - killing 24 soldiers, close to the Pakistan border. The incident triggered massive rallies throughout the country, elevating anti-American sentiment to new levels.

This comes as a new NATO strategy came to light - paying Taliban fighters 150 dollars a month to stop them fighting. Reporter and author Phil Rees says this shows how desperate the alliance has become.

RT

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Occupy Paris marks three weeks



Amid near-constant police harassment, the Occupy Movement marked its third week of protest in La Defense, France's financial heart. Confrontations have occurred almost daily, with protesters beaten and tents continually confiscated.

Protests are regular occurrences in France but Occupy Paris hasn't drawn the crowds many had hoped. Read more.

PressTV

Global economic recovery petering out: OECD

(Reuters) - The global economic recovery is running out of steam, leaving the euro zone stuck in a mild recession and the United States at risk of following suit, the OECD said on Monday, sharply cutting its forecasts.

The threat of even more devastating downturns looms if the euro zone does not get to grips with its debt crisis and U.S. lawmakers fail to agree a spending-reduction plan, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned. Read more.

'Radioactive fallout scatters in Japan'

Japan's Science Ministry says radioactive substances from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have spread across the country following Japan's devastating temblor in March.

The ministry said that the cesium from the stricken nuclear plant has now reached all prefectures including Uruma in Okinawa Prefecture, about 1,700 kilometers from the plant, Japan's daily newspaper The Japan Times reported on Friday. Read more.

Iraq inks $17 bln gas joint venture deal

Iraq finalized a $17-billion joint venture deal with Shell and Mitsubishi today to capture and process gas from its southern oil fields, at a ceremony at the oil ministry.

The deal was signed by Shell CEO Peter Voser, Mitsubishi Vice President Tetsuro Kuwabara and Iraqi Oil Minister Abdelkarim al-Luaybi. Read more.

The Alternative Iraq Enquiry



The Alternative Iraq Enquiry was born from David Lawley-Wakelin, the freelance documentary filmmaker who was so incensed by the Iraq war that he made the bold statement from the audience of Question Time suggesting whether Tony Blair was a liar prepared to kill in the name of oil.

On this premise, Lawley-Wakelin travels to Iraq to ask its citizens and military personnel whether they agreed with him.

Frontline

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November 27, 2011

'US eroded by own terror crusade'



There is no evidence the US fight against terrorism has made it less potent, whereas America has been significantly eroded over the course of the past decade, American counter-terrorism expert and attorney Daveed Gartenstein-Ross told RT.

RT

PJ Harvey - The Glorious Land


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Hamas: Palestinians won't form interim government before elections

Senior Hamas official says Abbas and Meshal reached quiet understanding during meeting last week in Cairo; deal would remove major obstacle to reconciliation efforts.

The Palestinians' rival leaders have quietly decided to keep their respective governments in the West Bank and Gaza in place until elections, a senior Hamas figure told The Associated Press. Read more.

Israeli warplanes strike targets in the Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Israeli warplanes hit several targets in the Gaza Strip early on Sunday, causing material damage but no reported injuries.

Ma’an’s reporter said an Israeli plane fired a missile at an open area in the Nuseirat refugee camp, central Gaza. No casualties have been reported. Read more.

Seoul protesters clash with police against FTA with US



Over two thousand South Korean protesters clashed with police on Saturday evening in Gwanghwamun Square in central Seoul.

Demonstrators were protesting against the unilateral passage of the South Korea-US Free Trade Agreement which was forced through by ruling party lawmakers on November 22nd. Read more.

German police start removing anti-nuclear protesters



German police have begun clearing protesters from a railway line in the western village of Harlingen, ahead of the arrival of a controversial nuclear waste delivery from France.

Officers started moving the protestors at around 03.30 a.m local time Sunday. Read more.

CCTV

Kalmykia: The Monk's White Path

Russian Tibet Amazing Journey: Only Buddhist state in Europe


Kalmykia is a steppe region in the south of European Russia and the only European Buddhist republic. An international Buddhist festival is going to take place in a temple in the Kalmykia's capital, Elista. 

Monks are preparing a sand mandala. It is a palace that may serve a temporary abode for an enlightened deity. Colored marble sand is applied to the canvas through a cone-shaped tube. Follow the monks' white path on RT.

Libyan Berbers protest outside PM's office

TRIPOLI Nov 27 (Reuters) - Several hundred people from one of Libya's biggest ethnic minority groups pushed their way to the doors of the prime minister's office on Sunday to press their demands for greater representation.

The Amazigh, or Berber, people are seeking recognition of their language and culture now that Muammar Gaddafi's repressive rule is over, and their demands are causing tensions with the Arab majority. Read more.

Free Syrian Army vows to protect civilians



Defected soldiers in Homs explain why they took up arms against the state.

Al Jazeera has obtained exclusive video of members of the self-styled Free Syrian Army (FSA), which is made up of anti-government protesters and military defectors. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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Colombia's FARC rebels 'kill four hostages'



Defence minister says four security force members held captive for more than 10 years were "cruelly murdered".

Four security force members held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) rebels have been killed, Juan Carlos Pinzon, the Colombian defence minister said. Read more.

Al Jazeera

EU Slavery: Media hiding truth about debt crisis



RT's Sara Firth talks to Aris Hatzistefanou, author of the documentary "Debtocracy", who casts doubt on the course EU leaders have chosen, to tackle the debt crisis.

RT

November 26, 2011

Israel threatens to cut off power, water to Gaza

JERUSALEM (AFP) -- Israel warned on Saturday that it would cut the supply of water and electricity to the Gaza Strip if rival Palestinian movements Fatah and Hamas form a unity government.

"The foreign ministry is examining the possibility of Israel pulling out of the Gaza Strip in terms of infrastructure," Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon told the daily Yediot Aharonot website. Read more.

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Iran holds Intl. resistance art festival



The second International Resistance Arts Festival has kicked off in Tehran, hosting artists from Iran and more that 43 other countries, Press TV reports.

The event presents artistic creations in a variety of categories including graphic design, painting, sculpture, cartoon, animation and photography. Read more.


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NATO Gangsters: U.S. plays with fire infuriating nuclear Pakistan


NATO admits it's probably to blame for a deadly helicopter raid on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, that killed up to 28 Pakistani soldiers and injured over a dozen others. Islamabad responded by cutting off the flow of vital NATO supplies to Afghanistan.

The incident may deal a serious blow to their already-strained relations over lethal incursions in Pakistani territory. John Rees, a political analyst from the British-based 'Stop the War Coalition', told RT that the U.S. and its allies are creating an explosive situation in the volatile region.

Indian farmers protest land acquisition bill


As the Indian parliament is about to bring its Land Acquisition Bill, 2011, thousands of farmers marched to India's parliament to protest against what they call an unjust bill against the interest of farmers and in favor of industrialists.

Under the banner of Bharti Kisan Union, farmers from many parts of the country converged at Jantar mantar, at Jantar Mantar, the protest hub of New Delhi, to demonstrate against the government's development dreams. Read more.

Navajo nation contaminated by uranium ore



In Northeast Arizona the Navajo nation is living on contaminated land. The land was once full or uranium ore and in the 1940's the Navajo natives were employed by the US government to mine the Uranium ore.

But since then the Navajo have been suffering severe health issues from the contamination of the elevated levels of radiation. Marina Portnaya reports.

RT

Police dismantle 'Occupy Montreal' camp

Canadian police have forcefully dismantled the encampment of 'Occupy' protesters who had camped for six weeks in the heart of Montreal's financial district.

Several protesters tied themselves to their tents in the Victoria Square encampment in the last stand against an imminent eviction, the CBC reported on Friday. Read more.


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Nationalization of the gold industry in Venezuela



Last August Venezuela announced the repatriation of gold reserves held abroad and the nationalization of this strategic industry, President Hugo Chavez has described as an act of national sovereignty, the return these resourses to its territory.

teleSUR

Youth March Against Violence in Caracas

Thousands of Venezuelan youth took to the streets of Caracas on Friday last week to demonstrate their desire for peace and support government measures calling for an end to the use of firearms in the streets of the South American country.

The mobilization was spearheaded by the National Security University (UNES) and joined by primary and secondary students from more than 60 schools under the banner of "a safe and peaceful society". Read more.

Police Clash With Nuclear Shipment Protesters



Police in northern Germany have used water cannons against demonstrators waiting for the arrival of a shipment of nuclear waste from France.

CCTV

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France bid for Syria humanitarian corridor unjustified, UN says

Humanitarian coordinator Valerie Amos says 3 million people affected by uprising against President Bashar Assad, Syria's Red Crescent sought support to feed 1.5 million people.

French proposals for "humanitarian corridors" in Syria to help civilians affected by eight months of unrest are not justified by humanitarian needs identified so far in the country, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator said. Read more.

'NATO strike revenge for Pakistan crackdown on CIA assets'



A NATO air strike on an army checkpoint in northwest Pakistan has killed up to 25 soldiers, according to the country's military officials. Islamabad has now blocked the alliance's vital supply lines into Afghanistan in response.

The incident threatens to put more pressure on relations between Pakistan and the military alliance, already strained by continued U.S. drone attacks. Ahmed Quraishi, President of Pakistan's biggest lobbying group - the PakNationalists forum, thinks this accident was a deliberate act of punishment.

RT

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VS-Pakistan: hoe ver kan een misverstand gaan? (video) - NOS

Dictator dinner: Gaddafi, Hussein & Co in fast food ad



Turns out it’s hard to be the Last Dictator Standing. A new ad for a South African fast-food chain featuring Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe dining all alone while pining for best buddies Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Mao and P.W. Botha has become a YouTube hit.

The ad, created for Nando's by the Johannesburg-based Black River FC agency and directed by Dean Blumberg, shows the African dictator reflecting on happier times with guys long gone from his block. Read more.

RT

France training rebels to fight Syria

A Turkish newspaper has unveiled that French military forces are training armed Syrian rebels to fight the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

According to Milliyet, as cited by IRNA, France has sent its military training forces to Turkey and Lebanon to coach the so-called Free Syrian Army -- a group of defectors operating out of Turkey and Lebanon -- in an effort to wage war against Syria's military. Read more.


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Fireworks over Cairo as thousands occupy Tahrir



Cairo's Tahrir Square is packed with people gathered for Friday prayers - with the threat of continued violence hanging in the air.

Recent clashes have seen more than 40 people killed since Saturday, as angry protesters call for the military authorities to hand over power to a civilian government. It comes as a former Prime Minister in the Mubarak regime agrees to form a new cabinet, after Egypt's ruling military council asked him to lead a national government.

RT

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Amazing Video: 'Jet Man' stunts alongside fighter jets over Alps



Amazing pictures from Switzerland show where "jetman" Yves Rossy gave this incredible flying display, using a tailor-made jet pack. The aviation enthusiast leapt from a helicopter and performed a series of aerial acrobatics above the Alps.

He then joined two jet planes in a synchronized flight. To synchronise their flight paths the jets reduced their speed to 220 kilometres per hour (137 miles per hour), which put their engines at a point close to stalling. Rossy's previous aerial feats include flying the English Channel and looping the loop around a hot-air balloon.

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Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle

November 25, 2011

Rebel arts: Occupy seek studio space

Art has always flourished on the fertile ground of protest and revolution so it’s perhaps no surprise that Occupy Wall Street art and culture activists are looking to get their own permanent art space.

­Artists form one of the largest groups within the movement and have been behind most of Occupy Wall Street’s creative posters, puppets and related artwork. Read more.

Bird's Eye View


With the help of world-renowned aerial artist John Quigley, Palestinian students form the shape of the so-called "Peace Dove" popularized by Pablo Picasso outside of the West Bank city of Jericho on Nov. 25.

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) Escalate Attacks against Palestinian Civilians and Property in the Gaza Strip.

IOF have continued to use force against peaceful protests in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Read more.

Nuke Waste Train Arrives in Germany Amid Protests

Berlin, Nov 25 (Prensa Latina) The train transporting highly radioactive nuclear waste from France arrived in Germany on Friday amid protests of environmentalist groups.

Guarded by 21,000 officers, the train left Valognes on Wednesday and it is expected to arrive in the German northern locality of Gorleben this weekend. Read more.

Prensa Latina

Peru: general strike in Cajamarca against mine



Peasant farmers from the Peruvian region of Cajamarca are protesting against the planned activities of a U.S.-based mining company to mine for gold and copper in the region, destroying four water sources in the process.

teleSUR

Occupy movement takes root in Cyprus

The occupy movement spreading around the world has now taken root in Cyprus, albeit on a small scale, but here it's taken on a very local definition - one which does hold out the hope of greater cohesion between the two communities - Turkish- and Greek-speaking Cypriots.

Protesters from either side of the Green line have come together in the UN controlled buffer zone, with particular emphasis on reunification of the island and in the painful symptoms of nearly forty years of division. Read more + video.

Bahrainis stage fresh protest rallies

Thousands of Bahrainis have once again taken to the streets to demand an end to the rule of US-backed Al Khalifa dynasty, despite a heavy crackdown on anti-regime protests.

The mass protest rallies came one day after Saudi-backed Bahraini forces opened fire on thousands of mourners attending the funeral of an anti-government protester in the town of A'ali. Read more.

PressTV

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Nuke carrier leads US strike force into Syrian waters



Nuclear aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush has reportedly anchored off Syria. As an Arab League deadline to allow observers into the country passes with no response from Damascus, the possibility of intervention in Syria seems to be growing.

The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group along with additional naval vessels are to remain in the Mediterranean to conducting maritime security operations and support missions as part of Operations Enduring Freedom and New Dawn. Read more.

BRICS warns against intervention in Syria

Russia and China along with their three partners in the BRICS group of emerging economies have warned against foreign intervention in Syria without UN approval.

In a statement issued after consultations on Thursday in Moscow, the five nations called for immediate talks between the government and opposition in Syria, Reuters reported. Read more.

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Libya: The Making of a Ghost Town

TAWARGHA, Libya, Nov 25, 2011 (IPS) - Omar Embarka crumbles when she sees the pictures of the Libyan city where she was born and lived until two months ago. "We will be back in Tawargha one day," the 25-year-old repeats to herself. The images say otherwise.

Tawargha had been Muammar Gaddafi’s headquarters during the terrible two-month siege of the rebel enclave of nearby Misrata,187 km southeast of capital Tripoli. Read more.


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Libië: het stadje Tawergha bestaat niet meer - De Wereld Morgen

Fresh clashes in Libya’s Bani Walid; U.N. says 7,000 held in militia prisons

Clashes between loyalists of Muammar Qaddafi’s regime and Libyan troops on Wednesday left seven dead in Bani Walid, one of the slain dictator’s last bastions of support, a government official said.

“The clashes left seven people dead, five of them among the thwar (revolutionaries) from Souk Jomaa,” a neighborhood of Tripoli, National Transitional Council (NTC) member Mahmud Warfalli said in comments carried by AFP said. Read more.


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Evidence kept hidden from UK in Babar Ahmad's case



After seven years in prison without charge or trial and awaiting extradition, there's a new shocking twist to Babar Ahmad's story. 

The UK crown prosecution service had previously maintained there wasn't enough evidence for a trial here in the UK. Now the CPS has admitted that it hasn't seen most of the evidence against him, which was instead sent across the Atlantic to US prosecutors. There've been calls for an enquiry. Read more.

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Baltic Gitmo: CIA 'black site' to land Lithuania in court



The small Baltic state of Lithuania may face trial in The Hague for torture, amid allegations it's been harbouring a secret CIA prison.

It's after a lawsuit filed by a terror suspect who was locked up without charge by the U.S. for almost a decade. RT's Alexey Yaroshevsky has the story.

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Hoogleraren achter huisarts Van der Linde

Vier hoogleraren huisartsgeneeskunde stellen dat het conflict tussen huisarts Hans van der Linde en het RIVM over vermeende belangenverstrengeling van Roel Coutinho niet moet worden uitgevochten voor de rechter.

In een open brief in Medisch Contact stellen Siep Thomas, Chris van Weel, Marjolein Berger en Henk van Weert dat het ‘onjuist is om een lopend professioneel discours over de betekenis van mogelijke belangenverstrengeling via een juridische ingreep te beëindigen’. Ze roepen het RIVM daarom op de aanklacht tegen Van der Linde in te trekken. Lees verder.


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Man-made super-flu could kill half humanity

A virus with the potential to kill up to half the world’s population has been made in a lab. Now academics and bioterrorism experts are arguing over whether to publish the recipe, and whether the research should have been done in the first place.

­The virus is an H5N1 bird flu strain which was genetically altered to become much more contagious. Read more.


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Portuguese anger at spending cuts

Portugese workers held a general strike on Thursday, protesting against austerity measures imposed by the centre-right government to meet goals set by the EU.

There were some minor scuffles and arrests in the evening after a large crowd gathered outside the parliament building in the capital Lisbon but the event passed off largely peacefully. Read more + video.

Protests in South Korea against FTA with US



teleSUR

De groeiende militarisering van de Syrische opstand

De opstand tegen het Syrische regime krijgt steeds meer het karakter van een gewelddadige burgeroorlog. Volgens de VN zijn er al 3.500 doden gevallen en talloze gewonden. Het regime geeft toe dat er veel doden vallen, maar legt de nadruk op het groot aantal gedode veiligheidstroepen. Onafhankelijke informatie is moeilijk te krijgen en veel bronnen zijn politiek geïnspireerd. Een analyse.

Het Syrische regime bedient zich van een autoritair staatsapparaat, zoveel is wel duidelijk. Lees verder.

Saudis stage fresh anti-regime protests

The popular uprising against the Saudi Arabian ruling family continues with protests afoot in at least four Saudi cities and villages in the east of the kingdom, Press TV reports.

Thousands of people on Thursday took to the streets of Eastern Province, shouting slogans against the Al Saud ruling family. Read more.


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November 24, 2011

PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder

Brazil's Gov´t to Solve Conflict between Indigenous People, Producers

Brasilia, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) The Brazilian Government will step up actions in the region of Dorados, in the state of Mato Grosso del Sur, to solve a conflict between indigenous people and rural producers, noted on Thursday Head of the Human Rights Secretariat Maria de Rosario.

De Rosario disclosed that government officials will meet next week the Indigenous Peoples´Integrated Management Actions Committee in Dorados and will announce a package of public policies for the 44,000 inhabitants of this region. Read more.


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EU rejects French call for intervention in Syria



The EU has stopped short of endorsing a French proposal for EU-backed humanitarian corridors that would allow aid groups and observers into Syria.

­France has called for a “secured zone to protect civilians” in Syria. It is the first time a major Western country has suggested international intervention in the country. Read more.

France backs humanitarian corridor in Syria

PARIS (Reuters) -- France backs a possible humanitarian corridor in Syria and considers the opposition Syrian National Council a legitimate partner with which it wants to work, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Wednesday.

After a meeting with SNC Chairman Burhan Ghalioun, Juppe said that the military option in Syria was not on the agenda and he had not discussed it with anyone. Read more.


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Israeli Air Force Bombards Southern Gaza

Palestinian sources reported on Tuesday night that Israeli war-jets carried out a number of air-strikes in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. They also opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats in Rafah and Khan Younis.

The sources added that the army fired at least one missile at a former settlement, while Israeli Navy vessels opened up automatic fire at fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, also in Khan Younis and Rafah. Read more.

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Fayyad: Palestinian Authority will soon become completely incapacitated by Israel

Palestinian PM meets with Norway FM, who says Israel's withholding of tax funds from PA amounts to 'waterboarding an economy'; Fayyad: This is our money.

The Palestinian Authority is "fast approaching the point of being completely incapacitated" by Israel's refusal to hand over tax revenues belonging to the authority, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said Thursday. Read more.


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Occupy the Machine



1. Occupy movement under attack
2. Waking up to the role of the police
3. Bloomberg's real message
4. Anonymous strikes at the 1%
5. McGill students fight back
6. George Wright still free
7. Mc Sole
8. Occupy the Machine

Chilean Youth March in World Day for Education

Santiago, Chile, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Chile's young people will march on Thursday in this capital in the context of an international mobilization convened by the Continental Organization of Latin American and Caribbean of Students.

According to reports posted in social networks, students´ federation in Chile, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Brazil, Spain, Sweden and Germany, among others, will stage a world march in favor of the universal right to public and free education. Read more.

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Venezuelan Youth Takes to the Streets of Caracas on National Student Day, Commemorate Massacre - Venezuelanalysis

Pakistan to take US drone attacks to UN

Pakistan has announced that it intends to complain to UN Human Rights Council about non-UN-sanctioned US drone strikes in its northwestern tribal belt near the border with Afghanistan.

The Pakistani parliament is going to collect data about civilian deaths caused by US assassination drone strikes against the South Asian country's territory. Read more.

Tear gas, barbed wire, isolation: NATO tools for Kosovo raid



Serbs protesters have thwarted attempts by NATO to dismantle a barricade in Northern Kosovo. And while NATO claims their decision to fire teargas came as 21 of their soldiers were injured, Belgrade has warned Pristina against any further violence.

The Serbian Minister of Internal Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Ivica Dacic has called on the Prime Minister of Kosovo Hashim Thaci to restrain his NATO led forces from attacking Serbian civilians. Read more.

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US protesters establish new Occupy camp at UC Davis



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Beurzen zakken terug na commentaar Merkel

AMSTERDAM (Dow Jones)--In heel Europa geven de beurzen hun winsten uit handen en koersen inmiddels in de min. 

De uitspraak van de Duitse bondskanselier Angela Merkel dat eurozone obligaties 'iedereen zwakker zouden maken' stuurden de koersen omlaag. Lees verder.

99th Problem

Occupied Barcelona: The Spanish Election Rejection



In the midst of rising unemployment rates, extensive austerity measures and increased privatization, many Spanish people are losing faith in electoral politics.

The Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers

'Iran played no role in Bahrain uprising'

A political analyst tells Press TV of the absurdity of US and Bahraini accusations that Iran was involved in Bahrain's unrest, insisting on Tehran's "impartiality and neutrality" in its foreign policy.

Bahrain and the US had accused Iran of "interfering in Bahrain's internal affairs." Tehran has rejected the allegation, saying its only stance regarding the situation in the Persian Gulf state has been “condemning the use of violence against defenseless people.” Read more + video.

Deadly clash hits Saudi province

Kingdom blames foreign elements for unrest in Shia-dominated Eastern Province that left two people dead and six wounded.

Two people have been killed and six others wounded in an exchange of gunfire between security forces and what the Saudi interior ministry called criminals serving a foreign power in the country's oil-producing Eastern Province. Read more.