June 28, 2016

Bilderberg Documents Leaked! - Iraq War Plan Exposed!



An incredible treasure trove of documents has been leaked online detailing a number of Bilderberg conferences dating all the way back to the 50's.

In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth shows how the Bilderberg group is clearly steering society in the direction they choose with the ability to effect the outcome of nearly any given situation by use of their sphere of influence. Read more.

Press For Truth

European SUPERSTATE to be unveiled: EU nations 'to be morphed into one' post-Brexit

EUROPEAN political chiefs are to take advantage of Brexit by unveiling their long-held plan to morph the continent’s countries into one GIANT SUPERSTATE, it has emerged yesterday.

The foreign ministers of France and Germany are due to reveal a blueprint to effectively do away with individual member states in what is being described as an “ultimatum”. Read more.

Express

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June 27, 2016

European shares continue post-Brexit dive

European shares have continued their slide, after Britain's decision to leave the EU shocked financial markets on Friday, sending the British pound to its lowest level in more than 30 years.

European shares slumped further on Monday weighed down by uncertainty over Britain's EU exit and ignoring reassurances by Britain's finance minister George Osborne that the UK economy was fundamentally strong. Read more.

DW

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Weapons for Syrian rebels sold on Jordan's black market

CIA plan to arm Syrian rebels undermined by theft of weapons by Jordanian intelligence agents, officials say.

Amman, Jordan - Weapons shipped into Jordan by the Central Intelligence Agency and Saudi Arabia intended for Syrian rebels have been systematically stolen by Jordanian intelligence operatives and sold to arms merchants on the black market, according to American and Jordanian officials. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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'Loose cannons': CIA arms destined for Syrian moderates 'get stolen, emerge on black market' (video) - RT

CIA preparing to deliver rebels arms through Turkey and Jordan - Washington Post
CIA ramping up covert training program for moderate Syrian rebels - Washington Post

June 26, 2016

Spaniards set to vote in general elections



Spaniards are gearing up to vote in general elections, hoping to break months of political stalemate

The polling stations are slated to open on Sunday. Four major parties will compete against each other for the second time since last December. The inconclusive December election resulted in a fragmented parliament.

The Popular Party garnered the most votes and 123 of the 350 seats but fell shy of a majority to form a government. It has, however, acted as a caretaker government since then. Recent polls suggest that the voting might again end in gridlock. They also predict low turnout due to a sense of frustration among people.

Analysts say, Brexit could tip the balance in favor of the leftist coalition of Podemos, since it supported the UK leave camp.

PressTV

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Elections live – Early polling data suggests turnout same as December polls - El País
LIVE BLOG: Spain 2016 General Election Day - TSR

Spain Goes To Polls After Brexit - TSR
- Catalonia government says Brexit results strenghtens case for Catalan referendum - SNT

Spain election: Conservatives win, but without majority (video) - Al Jazeera
Podemos fails to capitalize on its agreement with United Left and falls far short of overtaking the Socialists - El País

The PP has won the election, but who will help it into government? - El País
Nieuwe patstelling dreigt na Spaanse verkiezingen - FTM

June 25, 2016

Keiser: Brexit fallout could result in systemic collapse bigger than 2008

All the pieces are in place for a systemic collapse greater than the financial crash of 2008 in the wake of Brexit, warns Max Keiser.

The economist told RT that we are now faced with the possibility of contagion, similar to the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, which triggered a global credit crisis. Read more + video.

RT

June 24, 2016

UK out, PM out: Cameron stands down and calls for new leadership by October

Britain has voted to leave the European Union by a narrow margin, with a turnout of 72 per cent. Leave won the referendum with 51.9 per cent (17,410,742 votes), while Remain finished on 48.1 per cent (16,141,241 votes).

Four months of intense campaigning from Remain, including David Cameron and Jeremy Corbyn, and Leave fronted by Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage, led up to the third nationwide referendum in British history. Read more.

Independent

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June 21, 2016

Trevor Aaronson: How this FBI strategy is actually creating US-based terrorists



There's an organization responsible for more terrorism plots in the United States than al-Qaeda, al-Shabaab and ISIS combined: The FBI 

How? Why? In an eye-opening talk, investigative journalist Trevor Aaronson reveals a disturbing FBI practice that breeds terrorist plots by exploiting Muslim-Americans with mental health problems.

TED

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Orwell Rolls In His Grave


2004 by Robert Kane Pappas 

A documentary analyzing the role of the modern American media and its effects on democracy

Participants:
Charles Lewis, Founder of the Center for Public Integrity
Robert McChesney, Professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mark Crispin Miller, Author, Professor at New York University
Bernie Sanders, Congressman from Vermont
Danny Schechter, Author and Media Critic
Vincent Bugliosi, Attorney and Author
Jeff Cohen, Founder of FAIR
Dennis Kucinich, former Congressman
Mark Lloyd, Visiting Professor at M.I.T.
Michael Moore, Journalist and Activist
John Nichols, Journalist and Activist
Greg Palast, Journalist and Author
Helen Thomas, Journalist and member of White House press corps

The Octopus: Murder, Espionage and Treason



A roving reporter died uncovering one of the greatest conspiracies in US history. But what is The Octopus?

Alltime Conspiracies

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June 20, 2016

ISIS cornered? Islamic State under pressure as forces backed by US & Russia advance separately



Islamic State is now under unprecedented pressure from two separate advances on its self-proclaimed capital, Raqqa.

RT

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No more ‘US & UN trickery’: Bankrupt Puerto Ricans flood San Juan demanding decolonization

Ahead of next week’s visit by the UN decolonization committee and buried in economic debt, some 500 activists with the Puerto Rico independence movement took to the streets of Old San Juan to demand freedom from US rule.

There were two purposes to the Saturday march, according to Liliana Laboy, one of the members of the Independentista Roundtable, speaking to EFE: “To insist that it's time to start the decolonization process that will bring us independence, and to support the hearings this Monday.” Read more + video.

RT

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June 19, 2016

US Banks Top Cluster Bomb Investment 'Hall of Shame': Report

Bank of America, JP Morgan among 74 of 158 financial institutions that invest in companies producing internationally banned weapons

Despite the international ban on cluster bombs, more than 150 financial institutions have invested $28 billion in companies that produce them, according to a new report released Thursday. Read more.

Common Dreams

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German FM: NATO war-games counterproductive



Germany has strongly criticized NATO’s policy on Russia, accusing the US-led military alliance of warmongering

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says NATO’s ongoing wargames in Eastern Europe are counterproductive and could fuel tensions with Russia. Steinmeier urged NATO member states to engage in talks with Moscow rather than conducting military exercises.

Nearly 31,000 NATO troops are currently participating in maneuvers in Eastern Europe close to Russia. The Western alliance is also planning to station some 3-thousand troops in Poland and the Baltic states.

Tensions between Russia and the US-led NATO escalated following the outbreak of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. NATO members accuse Moscow of supporting pro-Russian militias. But the Kremlin says NATO is using the allegations for eastward expansion.

PressTV

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- Putin at SPIEF: ‘Why should EU tolerate what’s dictated by US? (video) - RT
Germany's Steinmeier favors gradual phasing-out of Russia sanctions - Reuters

June 17, 2016

Newly released CIA documents detail torture tactics after Sept. 11; Bush voiced unease about treatment of detainees

Nearly 900 pages of previously classified CIA emails, interrogation reports and internal investigations revealed disturbing new details about the CIA’s use of torture after the Sept. 11 attacks. 

They include an internal CIA memo dated June 7, 2006, that says President George W. Bush expressed unease to Porter J. Goss, then the CIA director, about mistreatment of detainees. Read more.

LA Times

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CIA medical staff gave specifications on how to torture post-9/11 detainees - Guardian

June 16, 2016

11.11.11 en CADTM samen voor behoud wet aasgierfondsen

Lode Vanoost - De Belgische wet van 1 juli 2015 tegen de aasgierfondsen is een uniek juridisch precedent dat door de VN wordt aangeprezen aan alle VN-lidstaten. Het aasgierfonds NML Capital vecht daarom de wet aan bij het Grondwettelijk Hof. De koepelorganisaties 11.11.11, CNCD en CADTM werpen zich daarom in de juridische strijd voor het behoud van deze wet.

Aasgierfondsen krijgen recent meer aandacht, onder meer naar aanleiding van de aanpak van de schuldenlast van Argentinië, maar zijn in feite reeds meer dan twintig jaar een toenemend probleem. Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

Is Spain's Left About to Occupy Parliament?


Can the coalition of leftist parties shake-up Spain's two-party political system and bring change to the country facing crisis?

teleSUR

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Cheney, Rothschild, And Fox News’ Murdoch Begin Drilling For Oil In Syria — A Violation Of Int’l Law

Claire Bernish - After concluding the flow testing phase, Afek Oil and Gas will now begin analyzing samples drawn from the Ness-2 drilling site, euphemistically dubbed “Deborah’s Well,” in the Israeli-occupied region of Syria known as the Golan Heights. New Jersey-based Genie Energy, Ltd., Afek’s parent company, claims a dubious cadre of investors cum war profiteers, including Rupert Murdoch, Dick Cheney, Lord Jacob Rothschild, James Woolsey — as well as a number of current and former U.S. politicians.

Prior testing at a separate Afek site did not meet expectations, so the company sought other “sweet spots” in the area. Read more.

Activist Post

The Orlando Shooting: An Open Source Investigation



Over 50 people are dead after a shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on Sunday night.

The shooter has been identified as Omar Mateen, a 29 year old resident of Fort Pierce, Florida. Mateen was a Muslim, a registered Democrat, and a legal gun owner. Read more.

Corbett Report

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June 15, 2016

NATO sends 4 battalions to Poland, Baltic States



NATO’s secretary general has said the defense ministers of member states have approved sending four battalions to Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Poland. Yens Stoltenberg said NATO aims to boost its forces in the Black Sea region.

Stoltenberg however claimed that the alliance does not seek confrontation with Russia and it prefers a constructive dialogue with Moscow. Meanwhile, a Russian official said Moscow will not pull back its military units from its borders.

First deputy head of the Russian Federation Council defense committee, Frants Klintsevich, said his country has enough resources to respond to NATO’s move. He complained that the organization follows the U-S dictates.

PressTV

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High cholesterol 'does not cause heart disease' new research finds, so treating with statins a 'waste of time'

Cholesterol does not cause heart disease in the elderly and trying to reduce it with drugs like statins is a waste of time, an international group of experts has claimed.

A review of research involving nearly 70,000 people found there was no link between what has traditionally been considered “bad” cholesterol and the premature deaths of over 60-year-olds from cardiovascular disease. Read more.

Telegraph

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June 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton: Saudis, Qataris, Kuwaitis need to act to stop terror financing



Hillary Clinton has called on her country’s Persian Gulf Arab allies to prevent their citizens from funding terrorist organizations.

Speaking in the state of Ohio, Clinton called the Orlando shooting “the work of a lone wolf”. She added that stricter measures need to be put in place to prevent terror suspects from acquiring assault weapons.

Donald Trump has pledged to make changes in the country’s immigration laws if he becomes president.

Trump made the comments in the state of New Hampshire a day after the deadly mass shooting at a night club in Orlando. He called for an overhaul of the nation's immigration system. Trump repeatedly criticized presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s immigration plan and her attempts to tighten the nation's gun control laws. Trump renewed his call for temporarily banning Muslims from entering the US. He however said he would lift the ban once the government could properly and perfectly screen immigrants.

PressTV

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CIA suspected of doctoring Saudi 9/11 role

CIA chief's exoneration of Saudi Arabia in 9/11 attacks has raised questions about the real motives behind it amid accusations that US authorities might be spin-doctoring Riyadh's involvement.

CIA director John Brennan's declaration last week came just ahead of an imminent release of 28 classified pages of the 9/11 Commission report and the powerful Saudi deputy crown prince's visit to the US. Read more.

PressTV

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9/11: CIA chief defends hushed-up 28 pages because of ‘inaccurate, un-vetted’ info - RT
CIA Director: ‘28 Pages’ Implicating Saudis in 9/11 May Lead to ‘Very Inaccurate’ Conclusions - Breitbart

Iran to file lawsuit in Hague to reclaim assets frozen in US


Iran says it intends to take America to the International Court of Justice in the Hague, over billions of dollars in assets belonging to Tehran that are frozen in the US.

RT

German Bund yield drops to historic low

For the first time in modern German history, the yield of the country's benchmark 10-year debt - also known as Bund - has fallen below zero percent as investors rush to safety ahead of Britain's Brexit referendum.

With the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union looming ever larger ahead of a referendum in 9 days, global investors are increasingly fleeing to safe havens such as German debt and the Japanese currency. Read more.

DW

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Hollandse delegatie uitgejouwd op Catwalk Bilderberg 2016


Published on Jun 12, 2016


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June 13, 2016

Tariq Ali: Global revolt against corporate capitalism & inequality - 'On Contact' with Chris Hedges



In the first episode of ‘On Contact’, host Chris Hedges discusses the global revolt against corporate capitalism with radical intellectual and author Tariq Ali.

Ali talks about how the world banking system got Greece and other European countries in trouble, and how big capital may be behind the impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff.

RT Correspondent Anya Parampil joins the show with a report on global inequality.

RT

June 12, 2016

Lula da Silva: We will emerge from the crisis stronger



Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the impoverished son of illiterate farmers, rose to become not just the president of the world's seventh largest economy, but the man who catapulted Brazil onto the global stage as no one ever has.

US President Barrack Obama called him the world's most popular president. Newsweek, Le Monde and the Financial Times dubbed him the world's most influential president. Read more.

Al Jazeera

June 11, 2016

France warns Israel over Palestinian entry ban



Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says Tel Aviv’s decision to bar Palestinians from entering Israel could escalate tensions and lead to more violence. 

On Friday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, also warned that the move could amount to collective punishment that’s illegal under international law. Israel has revoked 83-thousand entry permits for Palestinians to visit relatives in Israel and has tightened movement restrictions in the occupied West Bank.

The decision follows an attack that left four dead and several others injured in Tel Aviv.

PressTV

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After teleSUR, Another Victim of Argentina's Censorship: RT

Russia Today has been broadcasting in Argentina since an agreement with Russian President Vladimir Putin was reached in October 2014.

The administration of Mauricio Macri under the Argentine body managing the state media in the country decided Friday to suspend the Russia Today TV channel from broadcasting in the country. Read more.

teleSUR

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Obama and Argentine President Mauricio Macri Reset Bilateral Ties - WSJ

Macri Not Backing Rousseff Shows Argentina More Focused on US, Transpacific - Sputnik

Weed-growing nuns smoke & sell marijuana to ‘heal the world’



Despite coming under threat from Californian authorities, two weed-growing nuns known as the 'Sisters of the Valley', continued to cultivate marijuana, which they use to make medicinal salves, tinctures and oils, at their abbey in Merced, Sunday.

Sister Kate and Sister Darcy, who began their business last year, have developed their own formula of topical cream containing drops containing Cannabidiol (CBD), which is a non-psychoactive ingredient unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Read more.

RT

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Bilderberg Group 2016 Conspiracy Theories: Brexit, Donald Trump And Nazis

The Bilderberg Group will this week host its annual conference discussing international issues in a Dresden hotel

Attended by world leaders and business chiefs, this gathering of the global big dogs will take place under the cover of absolute secrecy. For conspiracy theorists, that means open season on these “elites”, who are no doubt using the opportunity to further their nefarious, global agendas. Read more.

Huff Post

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End of the EU dictatorship? The Secret Truth: Bilderberg 2016 In Dresden



George Butler & Tony Gosling - 21 May 2016 - Austin Texas

The Secret Truth: Bilderberg 2016 In Dresden - Brexit vote - EU & Eurodollar meltdown?

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June 10, 2016

Brazil Prosecutor Requests Arrest of Pro-impeachment Leaders



Brazil's prosecutor has called for the arrest of 4 pro-impeachment leaders, after a leaked tape revealed their ulterior motives to pursue Dilma Rousseff's impeachment. Read more.

teleSUR

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Bolivian Opposition Leader Meets with U.S.



Bolivian opposition leader admitted that he held a secret meeting with the U.S. embassy to develop a political platform for the general elections in 2019.

teleSUR

How powerful is the Bilderberg group



The Bilderberg group is hosting some of the world's top business and political leaders in the German city of Dresden. It's a forum it holds every year where the rich and the influential can meet and exchange ideas in complete secrecy.

So how influential is the Bilderberg group? And what does it say about the relationship between big business and politicians? Read more.

Al Jazeera

US town sinks Nestle's multi-million water drilling project



Kunkletown, a small settlement in Pennsylvania has won an unexpected victory over one of the world's biggest food and drink companies. Nestle has dropped ts plans to drill for water in the area, following protests by locals.

Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports.

Al Jazeera

‘Racial superiority?’ Poll shows 64% of Dutch support ethnic profiling to combat crime


A poll has recently shown that the majority of Dutch people approve of racial profiling, if it helps to combat crime. Only a third of those asked thought such tactics are outright racist.

The poll was conducted after a famous Dutch rapper was stopped in his car by police, despite committing no offence.

RT

French special forces on ground in Syria – Defense Ministry official



France has deployed its special forces on the ground in northern Syria to advise rebels and help them fight Islamic State, a French Defense Ministry official has revealed to AFP. Read more.

RT

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June 9, 2016

Ukraine struggles to balance censorship and security as war in east wears on

In an official tweet on June 6, President Petro Poroshenko praised Ukraine’s post-revolutionary freedom of speech. “Freedom of speech is one of the great achievements of Ukraine since the Revolution of Dignity,” the tweet read.

But the message came at a time when Western journalists and human rights groups have been speaking out over mounting censorship in the country. Just two weeks ago, Poroshenko banned 17 Russian media executives and journalists from entering Ukraine as part of the fight against Kremlin propaganda or Russia’s “information war.” Read more.

Kyiv Post

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‘Tide turning’: French Senate supports resolution to lift sanctions on Russia



The French Senate has adopted a resolution calling to ease sanctions on Russia, which were imposed following the conflict in Ukraine

Lawmakers are urging an end to punitive measures against Russia, stressing that Moscow remains a strategic partner for both France and Europe. They're also hoping Russia will lift its food embargo against EU products in response.

RT

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Bilderberg 2016: What's On The Agenda?



This year’s official Bilderberg meeting agenda is the usual list of vague references to broad categories of topics…but is there anything we can gather from the topic list? And what of this year’s participants?

Join James for today’s Thought for the Day as we break down the upcoming Dresden 2016 edition of the Bilderberg meeting. Read more.

Corbett Report

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Al-Nusra & Ahrar al-Sham terrorists shell Aleppo’s residential areas, dozens killed – MoD



More than 20 civilians were killed and scores wounded when Jabhat al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham terrorist units once again shelled Aleppo’s residential areas, the Russian center for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria reports. Read more.

RT

June 6, 2016

US Concerned Over Intercepts of Planes 'Violating Russia, China’s Security'

Washington has recently increased reconnaissance flights near Russia's and China's borders, while accusing Moscow and Beijing of intercepting US spy planes that are "violating their national security."

Last week Chinese military aircraft interceprted US reconnaissance planes near the island of Hainan... Read more.

Sputnik

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June 5, 2016

These Five Steps Will End US Foreign Policy of Military Intervention

America's nonstop military actions have not only proven inefficient in eliminating the terrorist threat but have actually increased risk to the United States, retired Lt. Col. Daniel L. Davis writes, stressing that the employment of lethal military force that Washington has relied on for past five decades has failed to protect the US.

It is no secret anymore that Washington's foreign policy of military intervention does not work. Read more.

Sputnik

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270 civilians killed in terrorist shelling in Syria as Al-Nusra regroups - Russian MoD

Terrorist shelling of Syrian cities took the lives of over 270 civilians within the last 24 hours, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. In the meantime, the number of areas that have joined the ceasefire has reached 133.

The Al-Nusra Front, an Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, has managed to recuperate, "[regroup] its forces" and "launched active warfare," reads a June 4 bulletin by the Russian center for reconciliation of the opposing sides. Read more.

RT

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Making Headway: Syrian Army Heading to Military Airfield in Raqqa - Sputnik
SDF-led Manbij Military Council cuts off ISIS supply route between Raqqa and Manbij - ARA

Backed by Russian air cover, Syrian regime forces reach Raqqa border - ARA
Fierce fighting in Aleppo, armored vehicles used - Russian reconciliation center - TASS

$2,500 to one and all: Swiss vote on landmark monthly ‘basic income’ law

Switzerland may become the first country in the world to introduce a universal basic income after Sunday’s referendum. If passed, every adult legally residing in the country would receive a monthly income of around $2,500, whether they work or not.

While the British referendum on staying in the EU continues to dominate the headlines, Switzerland’s vote on Sunday in potentially even more significant. Read more.

RT

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1,500 scientists lift the lid on reproducibility

Survey sheds light on the ‘crisis’ rocking research

More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist's experiments, and more than half have failed to reproduce their own experiments. Those are some of the telling figures that emerged from Nature's survey of 1,576 researchers who took a brief online questionnaire on reproducibility in research.

The data reveal sometimes-contradictory attitudes towards reproducibility. Although 52% of those surveyed agree that there is a significant 'crisis' of reproducibility, less than 31% think that failure to reproduce published results means that the result is probably wrong, and most say that they still trust the published literature. Read more + video.

Nature

June 4, 2016

ISIL capital: Syrian army 'crosses into Raqqa province'

Government troops backed by Russian air strikes approach group's de facto capital for the first time since August 2014

The Syrian army has crossed the boundary of Raqqa province after advancing in a major Russian-backed offensive against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). Read more.

Al Jazeera

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SDF-led Manbij Military Council cuts off ISIS supply route between Raqqa and Manbij - ARA

40 people killed by Al-Nusra shelling in Aleppo – Russian military



The terrorist group Al Nusra Front has killed over 40 people in massive artillery shelling of the Syrian city of Aleppo, the Russian military reported.

The Al-Qaeda branch used rocket artillery, mortars and anti-aircraft cannons to attack several neighborhoods of the war-torn city, the Russian military mission in Syria reported on Saturday. Read more.

RT

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US asks Russia to not hit Nusra Front in Syria, Moscow says

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Washington has asked Moscow not to target the al-Qaida's branch in Syria, the Nusra Front, but the U.S. insisted Friday that it only wants Russia to carefully select it targets to avoid hitting civilians and legitimate opposition groups.

Sergey Lavrov said that Russia has long insisted that the moderate, U.S.-backed opposition groups should leave the areas occupied by Nusra. Read more.

AP

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June 3, 2016

Zarif: Iran will help Iraq fight Daesh terrorists



Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Iran will leave Iraq whenever Baghdad deems necessary.

The Iranian foreign minister, who is in Sweden on an official visit, criticized what he called arrogant Saudi Arabia for accusing Tehran of stoking sectarian strife. He said the sooner Saudi Arabia comes to understand that Daesh is the first and foremost threat against it, the sooner the world can confront the menace not only in the region but in the world.

The top Iranian diplomat warned that some countries in the region consider Daesh and the al-Qaeda linked al-Nusra Front as levers for political gains.

PressTV

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UN blacklists Saudi coalition over killing Yemeni children

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has added the Saudi military coalition in Yemen to an annual blacklist of states and armed groups that openly flout the rights of children.

Ban said in a report released on Thursday that the coalition was responsible for 60 percent of child casualties in Yemen last year,.. Read more.

PressTV

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U.S.-led coalition airdrops weapons to Syria rebels in Aleppo province

A U.S.-led coalition fighting against Islamic State in Syria air-dropped weapons to rebels in the town of Marea in northern province Aleppo on Thursday, a rebel commander and monitoring group said.

The commander, requesting anonymity, said ammunition was dropped. "The alliance dropped them ammunition ... Their situation was difficult," he told Reuters, without elaborating. Read more.

Reuters

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Russian ground operation in Syria 'under discussion'

Kremlin insider tells Al Jazeera that Moscow is considering sending special forces to fight against Syrian rebel groups.

Moscow, Russia - President Vladimir Putin may deploy special operations forces on the ground in Syria, a former official told Al Jazeera, a move that might be made to ensure "a decisive victory". Read more.

Al Jazeera

June 2, 2016

São Paulo uprising: Brazilians voice rejection of impeachment process



In the latest show of discontent against Michel Temer activists occupied part of the building housing the acting president's regional office. 

Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse protesters.


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OAS Head Moves Against Venezuela But Not Brazil?



OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro just invoked the Democratic Charter against Venezuela, saying the democratic order has been "gravely affected" in the country.

Yet what about its neighbor, Brazil, where a corrupt, interim government undermined democracy through a coup, ousting the democratically-elected president?

teleSUR

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Brazil Considers Blocking Venezuela from Mercosur Presidency

The possible move against Venezuela would further pivot Brazil's foreign policy to the right under Temer.

The Brazilian government may help block Venezuela from taking the rotating presidency of the Mercosur trade group this month. Read more.

teleSUR

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Bikers Oppose OAS Intervention in Venezuela (video) - teleSUR

New Report Shows EU Residents Spending $27 Billion on Drugs From Latin America

Illegal trafficking appeared to be increasing in Central America and the Caribbean.

The EU Drug Trafficking Report revealed that EU citizens spent around US$27 billion on drugs every year, with high profit margins for the European market as a key driving factor for the illegal routes. Read more.

teleSUR

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German parliament acknowledges Armenian genocide amid intense Turkish pressure

The German parliament has withstood a barrage of pressure from the Turkish government, approving a symbolic resolution that declares the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a ‘genocide’.

The vote was almost unanimous in supporting the resolution with just one MP voting against and another abstaining. Read more.

RT

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Step-by-Step Rapprochement: Germany Considers Easing of Russia Sanctions

Standing tough on Russia remains official policy, but Germany has begun working on the careful easing of sanctions imposed following Moscow's aggression in Ukraine. The US is opposed, but many in the EU could support the new approach.

With the Wednesday evening sun shining in his face, German Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel is standing at the entrance to the HanseMesse convention center in the northern German city of Rostock. Read more.

Spiegel

Who Are The Rothschild's, A Look Into The Corporate Dynasty



Who are the Rothschild Family? This wealthy and influential family has funded wars, and helps sculpt the face of history.

The 300 year old family line has become a corporate family dynasty, their wealth and influence are incalculable. Read more.

WAC

Why is the MSM (Finally) Reporting on the Petrodollar?



Bloomberg is trumpeting “The Untold Story Behind Saudi Arabia’s 41-Year U.S. Debt Secret,” but anyone who is scratching their heads at this non-revelation might well wonder ‘Why Bloomberg?’ and ‘Why now?’

Join James in today’s Thought For The Day as he examines the latest volleys in the ongoing covert war between the Saudis and the US and the bigger picture of the battle for the global monetary system. Read more.

Corbett Report

The Untold Story Behind Saudi Arabia’s 41-Year U.S. Debt Secret

How a legendary bond trader from Salomon Brothers brokered a do-or-die deal that reshaped U.S.-Saudi relations for generations.

Failure was not an option.

It was July 1974. A steady predawn drizzle had given way to overcast skies when William Simon, newly appointed U.S. Treasury secretary, and his deputy, Gerry Parsky, stepped onto an 8 a.m. flight from Andrews Air Force Base. Read more + video.

Bloomberg

June 1, 2016

The Endless Dodge: Why Washington Doesn't Come Clean On The Downing Of MH-17

A newly posted video showing a glimpse of a Buk missile battery rolling down a highway in eastern Ukraine has sparked a flurry of renewed accusations blaming Russia for the July 17, 2014 shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 killing 298 people. But the “dash-cam video” actually adds little to the MH-17 whodunit mystery because it could also support a narrative blaming the Ukrainian military for the disaster.

The fleeting image of the missile battery and its accompanying vehicles, presumably containing an armed escort, seems to have been taken by a car heading west on H-21 highway in the town of Makiivka,.. Read more.

Zero Hedge

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'No regrets?' Chilcot report to shed light on UK involvement in Iraq War



The families of British soldiers killed in Iraq are planning to use the findings of the Chilcot inquiry into the war to sue Tony Blair. However, the former prime minister has hinted he may not accept the outcome of the report.

In an interview with the BBC, Blair said he still has "no regrets" about the invasion. RT spoke to Roger Bacon, who lost his son during the war. Read more.

RT

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