January 31, 2016

Bill Gates & UK govt join forces, pledge $4bn to combat malaria



Bill Gates and George Osborne have unveiled a new plan to fight malaria.

RT

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De Cholesterolmythe (Deel 2)

Voor Follow the Money bouwt onderzoeksjournalist en auteur Daan de Wit aan een dossier met een grote maatschappelijke en journalistieke relevantie. Een onderwerp waar veel belangen, geld en invloed mee zijn gemoeid: cholesterol. De visie op cholesterol bij hart- en vaatziekten vertoont gebreken. ‘Er móet nu iets veranderen om het aantal slachtoffers te verminderen en ook om de almaar stijgende zorgkosten te drukken.’ Vandaag deel 2: Onderzoek leert: Hoge cholesterolniveaus leiden niet tot meer hart- en vaatziekten.

De huidige visie op cholesterol is gebaseerd op gebrekkige en achterhaalde wetenschap. Lees meer.

FTM

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LIBOR Traders Get Off Scot Free in rate-rigging scandal



James Henry, former chief economist at McKinsey & Co., says the ruling demonstrates that there is no systemic or institutional accountability to prevent interest rate manipulation.

TRNN

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Vrijspraak voor vijftal in Libor-zaak - Elsevier
Londense rechter spreekt nog een Libor-verdachte vrij - FD

Geen Nederlandse vervolging Libor-fraudeurs - RTL

January 30, 2016

Gates Foundation accused of 'dangerously skewing' aid priorities by promoting 'corporate globalisation'

Controversial new report calls for Bill Gates' philanthropic Foundation to undergo an international investigation

They are among the richest people on earth, have won plaudits for their fight to eradicate some of the world’s deadliest and prolific killers, and donated billions to better educate and feed the poorest on the planet. Read more + video.

Independent

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‘Jesus was a left-winger’ – Uruguay ex-president Mujica to RT

The Gracchus brothers of Rome, Indian Emperor Ashoka, and Jesus were all left-wingers, former Uruguayan president José Mujica told RT, as he shared a fascinating history lesson on the constant struggle between liberal and conservative ideas.

“The history of mankind is a pendulum constantly swinging the between the two opposites,” ... Read more.

 RT

'West can't live without enemies': Swedish general warns of 'upcoming war'



In a few years Sweden may be engaged in a war with a “qualified opponent” after two centuries of peace, a senior Swedish commander has told soldiers in an internal brochure.

RT

'Hundreds' of masked men beat refugee children in Stockholm

They handed out leaflets threatening to give 'the North African street children who are roaming around' the 'punishment they deserve'

Hundreds of masked men marched through Stockholm's main train station on Friday evening, reportedly beating up refugees and anyone who didn't appear to be ethnically Swedish. Read more + video.

Independent

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Bloc Party - Hunting For Witches

MH17: Werk burgerdetective omstreden

Auteur Frank Thunnissen uit Eindhoven is als werktuigbouwkundig ingenieur geïnteresseerd in de analytische aanpak van problemen en in het maken van onderscheid tussen vermoedens en feiten. Met anderen heeft hij zich verdiept in de MH17-ramp.

Wetenschapsjournaliste Marga van Zundert breekt een lans voor het gebruik van internet om misdaden te helpen oplossen (ED Opinie 16 januari). Lees meer.

ED

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Kabinet akkoord: Nederland gaat IS bombarderen in Syrië

Nederlandse F16's gaan helpen bij het bombarderen van 'de aanvoerlijnen' van Islamitische Staat (IS) in Oost-Syrië. 

Die bombardementen moeten volgens minister Hennis van Defensie worden gezien als 'fase twee' in de strijd:.. Lees meer. 

Volkskrant

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World War III - The New Axis of Evil



The concept that humanity is teetering on the edge of third world war is no longer the domain of the lunatic fringe.

Those of you who have been paying attention know that in reality, the war is already underway. In this video we're going examine the profiles of the key players and the alliances they've formed, expose their motives, and present evidence of crimes that they've already committed. All of our sources will be linked below. Read more.

Stormclouds Gathering

Dutch plan seeks to ferry refugees back to Turkey

Refugees who arrive on Greek islands by boat would be returned to Turkey almost immediately under Labour Party proposal.

A plan presented by the Dutch Labour Party is proposing to ferry back refugees from the Greek islands to Turkey, in an attempt to control the influx of refugees into Europe. Read more.

Al Jazeera

January 28, 2016

1 dead, 8 arrested following shootout in Oregon standoff



At least eight of the militia members who have been occupying the Oregon wildlife refuge for nearly a month were taken into custody by federal authorities on Tuesday.

The arrests followed a brief highway shootout that left one militiaman dead. Tensions still remain high as occupiers remain at the center, continuing to hold out against state and local authorities.

RT

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Israel & Greece accuse Turkey of funding ISIS, smuggling oil



Israel’s defense minister has alleged that the Islamic State terror group has long been funded with “Turkish money.” 

"As you know, Daesh (Islamic State, previously ISIS/ISIL) enjoyed Turkish money for oil for a very, very long period of time. I hope that it will be ended," Moshe Yaalon told reporters in Athens on Tuesday after meeting his Greek counterpart, Panos Kammenos, Reuters reports.

RT

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January 27, 2016

1000s of Parisians protest austerity measures



In France, thousands of public service workers walk off their jobs and flood the streets of Paris in protest over working conditions and austerity plans.

Police officers, hospital workers, teachers, taxi drivers, farmers and those working in the aviation industry were among people taking part in the demonstration dubbed Black Tuesday. The strike led to the cancellation of one in five flights from Paris.

Earlier on Tuesday riot police clashed with protesting farmers who blocked a street. Demonstrators are angry at labor reforms proposed by the French government in September.

PressTV

China warns George Soros against going to 'war' on its currency

China has officially issued a warning to George Soros: Beware of going to "war on the renminbi."

The message comes in a piece published in China's People's Daily titled "Declaring war on China's currency? Ha ha." Read more.

Business Insider

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January 26, 2016

Sink the Rich!



This week we examine the contradictory notion of “Anarcho-Capitalism” and dismantle this illogical concept by illustrating current examples of why free markets have nothing to do with freedom. On the music break, San Diego based MC Odessa Kane with “GPT”

We wrap things up with the bleak economic outlook for the coming year and our very clever solution to fix this capitalist clusterfuck. Read more.

subMedia

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‘My emails, phone calls monitored’: US govt digital spying exposed in online series



Governments abusing technology to spy on activists is being documented in a new online series called ''Truth And Power''.

RT

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January 25, 2016

Libya parliament rejects UN-backed unity government

Tobruk-based parliament votes against unity government with rivals in Tripoli, and demands cabinet reshuffle.

Libya's internationally recognised parliament based in Tobruk has voted against the UN-backed unity government... Read more.

Al Jazeera

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National Unity Government built on cronyism and will fail says Presidency Council member Aswad - Libya Herald

HoR agrees Skhirat deal, subject to conditions, but rejects government list (paywall) - Libya Herald

US general speaks of “decisive action” against IS in Libya (paywall) - Libya Herald
US Chief Of Staff Calls For Decisive Military Action Against Islamic State In Libya As First Foreign Soldiers Arrive In The Country - WJ

UK, U.S., Russian troops land in Libya - World Bulletin
Morocco to Participate in US-led International Coalition Against ISIS In Libya - MWN

Israeli jets bomb targets in Gaza after rocket hits south

No injuries or damage reported in retaliatory strikes after rocket hits open area near border with Palestinian enclave

Israeli warplanes struck the Gaza Strip early Monday morning in response to a rocket fired at southern Israel on Sunday evening. Read more.

Times of Israel

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Anarchast Ep. 266 Max Igan: The Full Circle Project



Jeff interviews Australian freedom fighter Max Igan, topics include: Max's recent politically motivated assault in Australia, Israel's open war crimes in Palestine, Max was deliberately targeted for speaking out, paid pro Israeli propaganda agents, the anti-semitic smoke screen, the geopolitics of the region, planned destabilization in the middle east, false Jews are in charge of Israel,..

...mandatory vaccination in Australia, government itself is a threat to national security, the labeling of protesters as anti-government extremists, this year 2016 people need to stand up and speak to power, The Full Circle Project and support groups, the logical fallacies of the statist, using the system against itself, debt slavery, Kilary Clinton, Ayahuasca and Anarchapulco!

Anarchast

January 24, 2016

Grexit choice explored last year but Tsipras was not convinced

Before reaching an agreement with lenders last July, the SYRIZA-led government explored a number of options regarding alternative sources of funding and even actively examined the logistics of printing a new currency.

But no formal plan for leaving the euro was ever drawn up, as Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, feared the political consequences for himself as well as the wider social upheaval that it would cause. Read more.

eKathimerini

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George Soros insists: Greece is still a problem

“Greece is still a problem, - it is one problem that has no solution", hedge fund billionaire George Soros insists, speaking to Bloomberg TV from the WEF in Davos.

Hedge fund billionaire George Soros, 85, hasn’t lost his ability to gain market attention with slightly stunning comments. Read more.

TOC

Greece's Young Anarchists


Part 2

Every year, between November 15 and 17, students, workers, and anarchists from all over Greece take over the Athens Polytechnic to commemorate the 1973 student uprising against the military junta that ruled the Mediterranean nation between the years 1967-1974.

The three-day celebration traditionally culminates in a mass protest that ends in Exarcheia,.. Read more.

Vice

No Trip Mechanoid Ape - Hiatus



1. NTMA
2. Lower Self
3. Reptile Jam
4. True By Default

No Trip Mechanoid Ape is a psychedelic rock trio from Athens, Greece.

Did Gitmo "Suicides" Cover Up Murder? U.S. Sgt. Speaks Out on Deaths & Prison's Secret CIA Site



In a month marking its 13th anniversary, we look at one of the great mysteries of the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay: What happened the night of June 9, 2006, when three prisoners died? The Pentagon said the three — Yasser Talal al-Zahrani, Salah Ahmed al-Salami and Mani Shaman al-Utaybi — all committed suicide. But were they actually tortured to death at a secret CIA black site at the base? 

In a broadcast exclusive, we are joined by Joseph Hickman, a Guantánamo staff sergeant and author of the new book, "Murder at Camp Delta: A Staff Sergeant’s Pursuit of the Truth About Guantánamo Bay."

We are also joined by Professor Mark Denbeaux, director of Seton Hall University School of Law’s Center for Policy and Research, which has just published the new report, "Guantánamo: America’s Battle Lab."

Democracy Now

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'Military Solution': If peace process in Syria fails US 'ready' for intervention

Marcel Cartier - Bomb Threat

January 23, 2016

Pilot van ‘Mr. Robot’ gedurfd en gelaagd



Als je het eerste seizoen van de successerie Mr. Robot achter elkaar wilt bekijken, zul je iets illegaals moeten doen. Het kabelkanaal USA Network van NBCUniversal is internationaal niet zo toegankelijk als Netflix of HBO en ik heb nog geen dvd's gezien. Maar voor een serie over hackers is dat misschien niet zo raar.

De VPRO laat de afleveringen een week online staan, te beginnen met de woensdag uitgezonden, iets langere pilot, Hello Friend.mov (elke episode eindigt met een andere extensie). Lees meer.

NRC

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The Real Reason Oil Is So Cheap And How Rockefeller and Rothschild Are Involved



In this video Luke Rudkowski breaks down the latest news and developments with the low price of oil, how it happened and most importantly why it happened.

We mention how elites like the Rockefeller and Rothschild family along with the fight for the U.S dollar holding world reserve currency status has affected the price of oil.

WAC

Amerikaanse miljardair sponsort 'ja'-campagne Oekraïne-referendum

Een in Rusland verboden non-profit-organisatie van miljardair George Soros is medefinancier van de Nederlandse campagne voor een 'ja' bij het Oekraïne-referendum in april. 

Stem voor Nederland krijgt voor die campagne 200.000 euro van de Open Society Foundations. Lees meer.

NOS

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George Soros heeft vooral financiële belangen bij Oekraïne (olie en gas)

Als de 'Open Society Foundation' vóór het associatieverdag is, dan bent u toch wel een slecht mens om te overwegen tegen te stemmen. Dit argument klinkt beter dan 'Amerikaanse miljardair, speculant en veroordeelde handelaar met voorkennis heeft oog op Oekraïens gasbedrijf laten vallen.'

Toch lijkt dat dichter bij de werkelijkheid te komen. De 85-jarige George Soros, volgens Forbes goed voor zo'n € 22 miljard, gaat twee ton doneren aan een organisatie van Jalta-baasje Joshua Livestro. Lees meer + video.

925

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January 22, 2016

Planet X: A new 9th planet for the solar system?



Observations of the orbits of six small objects have led researchers to propose a very large 9th planet--100s of astronomical units (AU) away from the sun.

Far enough away that this Neptune-sized planet takes ~15,000 years to complete one orbit. Read more.

Science

U.N. Envoy Signals That Riyadh Is Obstructing Syria Peace Talks

Saudi Arabia is sidelining the diplomat charged with ending the brutal Syrian civil war — and complicating the push toward a deal.

In a barely veiled swipe at one of the Middle East’s leading powers, the United Nations’ special envoy for Syria accused Saudi Arabia of undermining his efforts to bring a broad slate of Syrian opposition groups to upcoming peace talks designed to end Syria’s brutal civil war. Read more.

Foreign Policy

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Nearly four dozen Yemenis killed in fresh Saudi airstrikes

Almost four dozen civilians have lost their lives in multiple Saudi aerial attacks against a number of regions across Yemen as Riyadh pushes ahead with its military onslaught against its southern neighbor.

On Thursday, Saudi fighter jets launched a series of airstrikes... Read more.

PressTV

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Yemen being pounded by US, British, Israeli jets: Army

Israel, the United States and the United Kingdom have been contributing to Saudi Arabia’s deadly war on Yemen by sending warplanes to bomb the impoverished nation, a Yemeni army official reveals.

Sharaf Luqman, a spokesman for the Yemeni army, said on Thursday that fighter jets belonging... Read more.

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Who is Really Ruling Saudi Arabia?



Bilal Ahmed of Souciant.com says the rivalry results from the fact that the King's nephew Mohammad bin Nayef is currently the minister of interior and also the crown prince

TRNN

Litvinenko 'probably murdered on personal orders of Putin'



Public inquiry concludes there is ‘strong probability’ two Russian ag ents were ordered by FSB to poison former spy 

The former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko was probably murdered on the personal orders of Vladimir Putin, the UK public inquiry into his death has found. Read more + video.

Guardian

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UK Litvinenko death inquiry ‘biased, very politicized’ – Russian ambassador to RT (video) - RT

Russia warns UK Litvinenko inquiry may 'poison' ties (video) - Al Jazeera

Satellieten kunnen BUK-inslag hebben geregistreerd

Dat de Onderzoeksraad voor de Veiligheid niet kan beschikken over radarbeelden van de MH17-ramp leidde tot veel vragen. Maar er waren meer ogen gericht op de ramplocatie. Spionagesatellieten kunnen net zo veel, zo niet meer, onthullen over de raketaanslag.

En die beelden zijn er. Ze zijn met de grootste geheimzinnigheid omgeven. Lees meer.

AD

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January 21, 2016

Empire Files: Untouchable Big Oil Threatens All Life On Earth



All life on Earth is threatened by catastrophic climate change--the main culprit is so powerful that the U.S. government is setup to serve it, rather than regulate it. 

The oil industry is a powerhouse with control over land, resources, politics and more. In this episode of The Empire Files, Abby Martin uncovers big oil's strong-arm reach--its growth, its crimes, its power and its impunity.

Featuring interviews with two investigative journalists who have covered oil disasters on-the-ground--Antonia Juhasz, author of "Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill", and Greg Palast, author of "Vulture's Picnic: In Pursuit of Petroleum Pig, Power Pirates, and High-Finance Carnivores."

Watch teleSUR's The Empire Files every Friday.

teleSUR

January 20, 2016

US reportedly rebuilds airbase in Syria without Damascus 'yes'



Russia may soon no longer be the only foreign force operating from a base inside Syria. According to some media reports, it's claimed US specialists are working to rebuild an abandoned airfield in the North-East of the country.

RT

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Zo gewelddadig is extreemrechts in Europa

Zijn de jaren dertig terug? Het is een vraag die steeds luider weerklinkt. Maar ook een vraag die steevast fel debat uitlokt. Stellen dat de jaren dertig terug zijn is overdreven voor de één, en een understatement volgens de ander. Daarom is het nuttig om even de feiten zelf te belichten. Hoe gewelddadig is extreemrechts vandaag? En in welke mate is dat zorgwekkend? Om alvast een deel van het antwoord te geven: het is erger dan je kan vermoeden.

 In het Nederlandse Heesch vond maandagavond een betoging plaats tegen de komst van een vluchtelingencentrum. Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

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Oekraïense regering en Nederlandse pers verdedigen neonazi’s

Als het filmpje met de (vermeende?) leden van het Azov-bataljon echt nep was, dan was het een stunt van jewelste. Dan is iedereen er met beide poten ingetrapt.

Daags nadat bekend werd dat de CIA aan het onderzoeken is of onze eigen Facebook-revolutie van Geenpeil niet uit de koker van het Kremlin komt, gaat het mis met de officieuze nee-campagne in de mainstream media. Lees meer.

Israel is opposed to sanctions against the Kremlin

The state of Israel does not support sanctions against Russia. 

About this 19 January 2016, said Israel’s Ambassador to Ukraine , Eliav Belotserkovsky, reports LigaBusinessInform. "This is not a measure that can lead to resolution of the conflict. We have maintained good relations. We are one hundred percent supported the integrity of Ukraine,.. Read more.

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Putin calls European Jewish Congress Russia’s ally in fighting anti-Semitism - TASS

Ukraine's energy company refuses to pay $2.59 bln gas bill to Russia's Gazprom

Earlier on Tuesday, Gazprom drew a $2.549 bln bill to Naftogaz of Ukraine for the Russian gas Ukraine had not taken in the third quarter of 2015 under "take or pay" condition

KIEV, January 19. /TASS/. Naftogaz of Ukraine has refused to pay the bill of $2.59 billion it received from Russian gas giant Gazprom. Read more.

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‘Biased, low quality, full of omissions’: Russia launches fresh attack on Dutch MH17 report

A senior Russian aviation official has presented new criticisms of the Dutch Safety Board’s (DSB) handling of the MH17 investigation and low quality of its “vague” final report on the crash in Ukrainian skies, which killed 298 people in July 2014.

“Russia would again like to draw attention to the bias of the DSB, the insufficient quality of the final report, and the omissions of important facts about the investigation by the Dutch side,”... Read more.

RT

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January 19, 2016

The Pope Wants You to Pray for a One World Religion



This is the closest you are going to get to a commercial for the one world religion they want to enact

PS - here's the original Pope vid: https://youtu.be/Nq7us5Lf5IU

Funny they want to bring the world together to "have a discussion" but they've closed comments for the video.

*Note: In regard to the atomic bomb being the real start of the one world government, I said "catalyst". The plan for the UN started well before WWI, but the League of Nations fell apart. It was the atomic bomb which solidified the "necessity" for the UN and it is well documented that the war would have ended anyway without the need to drop it on Japan (Read Quigley's Tragedy and Hope for more on this). The bomb was planned out long before WWII and Rockefeller funded pretty much every single person involved in creating it, including the guy who rounded up all of the other refugee scientists that helped build it and who got Einstein to write the letter to FDR that started the Manhattan Project.

Truthstream Media

James Corbett Discusses Carbon Rations on X22 Report



James Corbett joins Dave of X22 Report to talk about the global warming narrative and its carbon ration end game

Topics discussed include the global average temperature construction, the carbon ration control grid, and the economics of technocracy. Read more.

Corbett Report

US slaps new sanctions on Iran - hours after 'historic thaw'



USA has slapped Iran with new sanctions - over a recent ballistic missile test. It comes just a few hours after the so called 'historic thaw', when international nuclear-related sanctions were scrapped.

The new measures target 11 officials and companies, linked to the missile programme.

RT

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‘Too many migrants’: Anti-refugee rally in Dutch town turns violent



A mass anti-immigration rally in the Netherlands has erupted into violence after riot police moved in to disperse a 1,000-strong march against the opening of a refugee center in the town of Heesch.

RT

WATCH: Dutch Freedom Party Leader Wants All Male Muslim Refugees Locked Up

In the wake of a series of New Year's Eve sexual assaults in Germany, right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders on Monday called for all Muslim male refugees to be locked up in asylum centers, saying women needed to be protected.

Speaking in a new video for his Freedom Party (PVV), Wilders condemned the attacks in Cologne, Germany,.. Read more + video.

Sputnik

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Twins study finds no evidence that marijuana lowers IQ in teens

Roughly half of Americans use marijuana at some point in their lives, and many start as teenagers. Although some studies suggest the drug could harm the maturing adolescent brain, the true risk is controversial. 

Now, in the first study of its kind, scientists have analyzed long-term marijuana use in teens,.. Read more.

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Neurons to Nirvana



A stylish, in depth look at the renaissance in psychedelic drug research in light of current scientific, medical and cultural knowledge. The film explores these socially taboo substances as adjuncts to psychotherapy, as crucial but neglected medicines, and as technologies of consciousness.

From Neurons to Nirvana: The Great Medicines features interviews with some of the world's foremost researchers, writers, and pioneers in the growing field of psychedelic psychotherapy.

These radical healers and dissenters are using everything from ancient concoctions to newly created designer molecules to the once demonized psychedelic drugs of the 1960s. They argue convincingly for the legal right to incorporate these substances into therapeutic practice.

AIVD waarschuwt voor Russische agenten in Nederland

Opheldering van minister Plasterk gevraagd

AMSTERDAM - Hoeveel geld steken Russische spionnen clandestien in Europese politieke- en protestbewegingen om onrust te zaaien binnen Europa? En worden ook Nederlandse maatschappelijke bewegingen gefinancierd met roebels? Lees meer.

Telegraaf

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January 18, 2016

‘Voor of Tegen de Kaste - Dat is de Vraag’

Ewald Engelen - We mogen stemmen over het handelsverdrag met Oekraïne. Heeft nee-stemmen dan zin? Niet als je tegen het verdrag bent, zegt Ewald Engelen. Dat gaat gewoon door, want de politiek wil het omdat ‘Nederland handelsland’ erom vraagt.

Ik heb me vorig jaar bewust afzijdig gehouden van de petitie tegen het associatieverdrag met Oekraïne. Lees meer.

FTM

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Thierry Baudet en Erik De Vlieger - Associatieverdrag: Zowel Oekraïne als de EU voeren het associatieverdrag al uit, terwijl het nog niet geratificeerd is.

Met verbijstering zien we hoe de Europese Unie het aankomende referendum negeert. Niet eerder ontstond zulke massale commotie over een voorgenomen uitdijing van de EU:.. Lees meer.

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January 17, 2016

Market crash robs $2.3 trillion from investors

The stock market rout is starting to get really expensive — destroying $2.3 trillion from the market's top last year and $1.5 trillion in net wealth just this year.

The giant companies that predominantly populate the Standard & Poor's 500 have fallen... Read more.

USA Today

January 16, 2016

Iran's FM Zarif says sanctions on Iran will be lifted today



Iran’s Foreign Minister says the landmark nuclear deal with the P5+1 will come into effect after a final report by the IAEA on Tehran's compliance.

Upon arrival in the Austrian capital Vienna, Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters that the International atomic Energy Agency will release its report later today. Zarif said then a joint statement will announce the implementation of the historic agreement.

This would pave the way for lifting Western sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear energy program. The top Iranian diplomat will meet with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and US Secretary of State John Kerry.

PressTV

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Iran FM: Sanctions on Tehran to be lifted on Saturday - Al Jazeera
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Video emerges showing IDF joking as they shoot Palestinian protesters



A video has emerged of Israeli soldiers allegedly sharing a joke about shooting a protester - prompting Palestinian activists to reportedly present the footage to the International criminal court.

What's also being pointed out by some is that Israeli forces often respond to stone-throwing protesters with live rounds.

Saudi FM: US, UK assist S Arabia with airstrikes on Yemen



Saudi Arabia says British and American military officials are supervising the kingdom’s air raids on Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said the officials have access to lists of targets in Yemen. However, they do not have a say in choosing those targets for the strikes. Al-Jubeir confirmed his country is happy by the -safeguards that the supervision provides.

Earlier, Britain reiterated its troops are present in the kingdom and assisting Saudi military with the attacks. Amnesty International, European parliament and the United Nations have repeatedly voiced concerns about Saudi-led airstrikes on civilians in Yemen.

The Saudi attacks on Yemen have left over 74-hundred Yemenis dead since March 26 when Riyadh unleashed the war on its southern neighbor.

PressTV

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Saudi warplanes kill 30 in NW Yemen

At least 30 people have been killed ​in a Saudi airstrike in northwestern Yemen, a day after six troops were killed at a military base of the kingdom near the border.

The fatalities came on Saturday during an air raid on residential buildings in the Dhahian district in the Sa’ada province. Read more.

PressTV

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New US drone raid kills 11 in eastern Afghanistan

Afghan authorities say at least eleven people have lost their lives in a new US assassination drone strike in Afghanistan’s troubled eastern province of Nangarhar.

Attaullah Khogyani, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the aerial attack took place... Read more.

PressTV

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January 15, 2016

Turkey detains 12 academics for petition against anti-Kurdish military campaign



Turkey has arrested 12 academics for signing a declaration denouncing Ankara’s military operations against Kurdish militants.

The move comes after more than 1,200 scholars were being investigated for criticizing the Turkish State. Read more.

RT

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14 academics detained, over 130 face criminal charges amid accusations by president of ‘terrorist propaganda’ - Hürriyet
Erdoğan continues to rail against academics, calls them ‘despicable,’ ‘cruel’ - Today's Zaman

Noam Chomsky slaat 'uitnodiging' Turks president Erdogan af - De Wereld Morgen

Researchers kill drug-resistant lung cancer with 50 times less chemo

Cancer drugs packaged in immune bubbles home in directly to tumors without getting sidetracked and destroyed; less chemo with better results

The cancer drug paclitaxel just got more effective. For the first time, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have packaged... Read more.

ScienceDaily

Zionistisch Saudi-Arabië…??

Hoe zionisten het Koninkrijk Saoedi-Arabië hielpen ontstaan

Iedereen die het Brits imperialisme bestudeert kan de geheime alliantie tussen Saoedi-Arabië en de zionistische staat Israël zien. Niet veel mensen onderzoeken het Britse imperialisme. Er zijn op de Engelse universiteit nauwelijks of geen modules te vinden die de Engelse imperialistische politiek tot onderwerp hebben, laat staan een graad of masterdiploma. Lees meer.

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Goldman to pay a $5 billion settlement

Goldman Sachs' fourth-quarter earnings essentially just got wiped out.

The bank said on Thursday that it will pay a $5 billion settlement related to residential mortgage-backed securities it sold between 2005 and 2007. Read more.

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Why cancer screening has never been shown to “save lives”—and what we can do about it



The claim that cancer screening saves lives is based on fewer deaths due to the target cancer. 

Vinay Prasad, assistant professor at Oregon Health and Science University, joins us to argue that reductions in overall mortality should be the benchmark and call for higher standards of evidence for cancer screening. Read more.

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Big Pharma Shaking In Their Boots As 80% Of Cannabis Users Give Up Prescriptions Pills For Pot

A new survey conducted by the Centre for Addictions Research of BC helps explain why Big Pharma is so afraid of cannabis. The pharmaceutical and alcohol industries, both powerful influences in Washington, have long lobbied against cannabis legalization in order to protect their profits.

However, the tide has turned as decriminalization of medical and recreational cannabis sweeps the nation and the continent. Read more.

Natural Blaze

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January 14, 2016

Final MH17 crash report ‘unsubstantiated, inaccurate,’ new Russian probe says



Some of the key conclusions of the Dutch Safety Board’s final report on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash were ‘unsubstantiated and inaccurate,’ Russia’s aviation agency said in a letter to its counterpart in the Netherlands, citing new research.

Since the final report, released on October 13, 2015, did not reflect many important facts mentioned by the Russian side,.. Read more.

RT

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Dutch Safety Board Examining New Russian Findings on MH17 Crash - Sputnik
Russia sends Netherlands 'new important facts' on MH17 crash - TASS

6 questions for the Dutch Boeing crash report - RBTH

Radarbeelden MH17 anoniem opgestuurd - Telegraaf
Nabestaanden MH17: de beloofde onderste steen komt maar niet boven - NOS

January 13, 2016

UK govt accused of selling weapons to Saudis, admits helping choose targets in Yemen



The British government has admitted that its military is helping choose targets for the Saudi-led coalition's air strikes in Yemen.

RT

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Fifteen Yemeni civilians killed in Saudi-led air strike - residents - Reuters

Koch brothers’ father did business with the Nazis, book claims — just like Prescott Bush, Henry Ford & some U.S. corporations

A who's who of powerful American corporations and business leaders worked with the Third Reich

Fred Koch, the father of powerful right-wing American billionaires Charles and David Koch, did business with the Nazi regime, according to a new book by an award-winning investigative journalist. Read more.

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New book: Father of politically active Koch brothers built a refinery for the Nazis - Washington Post

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In U.S. court, Israel faces civil suit by Americans injured in Gaza flotilla raid

Three Americans and a Belgian national are suing the government of Israel in U.S. federal court, seeking compensation for injuries suffered in a deadly 2010 confrontation between Israeli commandos and activists attempting to breach Israel’s naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

The suit, filed late Monday, is the latest repercussion of the May 2010 raid,.. Read more.

Washington Post

Turkey destroys PKK camps in northern Iraq airstrikes

Turkish warplanes hit PKK terror group’s Avasin-Basyan, Gare and Zap camps in northern Iraq 

Turkish military destroyed PKK terrorist camps in northern Iraq late Tuesday, security sources said Wednesday. Read more.

AA

Turkey seals border with Kurdish enclave in Syria surrounded by ISIS



The clampdown on Kurds isn't limited to south-east Turkey. Kurdish people, living in an enclave surrounded by ISIS across the border in Syria, are also being blockaded - as RT’s Murad Gazdiev's been finding out.

RT

January 12, 2016

No Justice on Stolen Land



2015 wrapped up with a bang, with dozens of militant actions carried out by anarchists under the banner of “Black December.”

In Turkey, aspiring Fuhrer, Tayipp Erdogan, is attempting to wipe out the Kurds, but is faced with fierce resistance from the PKK and its allies.

On the music break, a Savage Fam drops an anti-colonial hip-hop classic with “War Mask”.

We follow up with news from Canada, as the country elects a new prime minister who’s cozying up to indigenous peeps, followed up by an exclusive interview with Ant-Loc of Savage Fam. Read more.

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Pentagon: 2 US Navy boats held by Iran but will be returned

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran was holding 10 U.S. Navy sailors and their two small Navy boats after the boats had mechanical problems and drifted into Iranian waters, but American officials have received assurances from Tehran that they will be returned safely and promptly.

Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told The Associated Press that the riverine boats were moving between... Read more.

AP

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The war on terror is a joke

Sinds het begin van the war on terror is het aantal doden door toedoen van terrorisme gestegen met 4.500 procent. Een schrikbarend cijfer. Hebben we dan helemaal geen vooruitgang geboekt of zit hier iets anders achter?

De aanslagen op 11 september 2001 gaven de directe aanleiding voor the war on terror die door de Bush administratie werd afgekondigd. Lees meer.

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'Greater share of oil production' Hillary Clinton emails reveal motives of Libya intervention



Newly declassified emails belonging to Hillary Clinton reveal some new possible motives behind the intervention in Libya.

RT

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Aid reaches starved Madaya and other besieged Syria towns



Aid organised by international and local organisations has arrived in the three besieged Syrian towns of Madaya, Kefraya and Foua.

The people of Madaya say they have been reduced to eating handfuls of salt, tree leaves, grass and cats and dogs. The World Food Programme says the aid CARRIED on the Madaya convoy will meet the needs of 40-thousand people. But only for one month.

Al Jazeera's Carloine Malone reports from the Bekaa Valley near the Syria lebanon border. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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Saudi jets target government hospital in Yemen’s Bayda



Saudi jets targeted a government hospital in the northern province of Bayda

The attack comes just one day after Saudi warplanes bombarded a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders charity group in Sa’ada. At least five people were killed and several others injured in the Sunday attack. The organization strongly condemned the air raid, describing it as part of a QUOTE worrying pattern of attacks on medical facilities in Yemen.

It was not the first time Saudi jets target a hospital run by the MSF. In early December 20-15, Saudi warplanes bombed a clinic in the southern province of Ta’izz, killing at last three people. Over 74-hundred people, most of them civilians, have been killed in Saudi attacks since March.

PressTV

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Saudi Intel. building in Qatif attacked by firebombs



Monday’s incident apparently came in reprisal for Riyadh’s execution of prominent Shia cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr earlier this month. The Saudi Interior Ministry has also confirmed that there was an attempted arson attack on the building.

One of the assailants has reportedly been captured. Footage posted on social media shows several masked men throwing firebombs over the protective outer wall of a building compound. It wasn't initially clear who was behind the attack.

However, the video contains a footnote indicating that the attack was in revenge for the execution of Nimr. The killing of the cleric has drawn strong condemnation worldwide.

PressTV

January 11, 2016

If They Would Feed Radioactive Oatmeal to Little Kids, What Wouldn't They Do?



''They also injected one of the kids with a large dose and it killed him shortly after (a death they attributed to his condition, and certainly not the radiation injection).

We live under a ruthless scientific dictatorship that would feed radiation-laced oatmeal to children without their knowledge or consent and tell their parents it is good for them. If they would do that, is there *anything* they wouldn't do? Read more.

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Bitcoin beat dollar in 2015

Bitcoin is the top performing currency of 2015. According to The Money Project, the decentralized digital currency beat the US$ by 35 percent.

Bloomberg View called the turnaround "comeback of the year" as bitcoin was also the top performing currency of 2013, but the worst currency of 2014, feeding into the virtual money's renowned volatility. Read more.

RT

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2,1 biljoen verdampt in een week tijd

In de eerste vijf beursdagen van het jaar daalde de S&P met zo’n 6%, de slechtste eerste 5 dagen van een jaar ooit. Het was ook de slechtste beursweek voor de S&P sinds 2011.

Meer dan €2,1 biljoen verdampte afgelopen week uit aandelen. China’s vertragende economie en haar valuta depreciaties gaven investeerders over de hele wereld nachtmerries. Lees meer.

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Wikileaks cables: Hoe goud teruggebracht kon worden in het monetaire systeem

In 2013 hebben we op Marketupdate verschillende Wikileaks cables over goud gepubliceerd. Zoals u weet werden er door Wikileaks de laatste jaren heel veel vertrouwelijke documenten uitgelekt, die een inkijkje geven in de communicatie tussen ministeries van verschillende landen. Een aantal van deze cables bespreken tot in detail de ontwikkelingen op de goudmarkt en de rol van goud binnen het financiële systeem. Voor de leek zijn deze artikelen misschien lastig te doorgronden, omdat de context waarin deze stukken geschreven werden niet bij iedereen bekend is.

De volgende ‘cable’ uit 1974 werd in het voorjaar van 1974 vanuit Luxemburg verzonden naar België, Denemarken, Frankrijk, Duitsland, Italië, Nederland, de Europese Commissie en het Verenigd Koninkrijk. Lees meer.

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