Tag Archives: imperialism

NWO illegal drug operation gets more powerful and prosperous

Illegal drugs are now cheaper and purer globally than at any time over the last 20 years, a report has warned. The International Centre for Science in Drug Policy said its report suggested the war on drugs had failed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24342421  The report, published in the British Medical Journal Open, looked at data from seven international […]

European Parliament names Snowden for human rights award

Reading from a statement that she said had come from Mr. Snowden, Jesselyn Radack, a former ethics adviser to the United States Department of Justice and a former government whistle-blower,  quoted Mr. Snowden as saying that “the surveillance of whole populations, rather than individuals, threatens to be the greatest human rights challenge of our time.” […]

Sugar corporations push Cambodian farmers off land

The corporate practice in Cambodia of obtaining tens of thousands of acres from the government as economic development concessions for large sugar plantations, while paying modest compensation to farmers pushed off the land, places a harsh light on international trade pacts that are meant to help the world’s poorest countries. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/business/international/in-cambodias-cane-fields.html?ref=world The culprits are the […]

UK to order welfare recipients “Back to the Workhouse”

Jobless Britons could be forced to do community work to keep their unemployment payments, Britain’s top economics minister said Monday, announcing the latest in a series of moves to tighten benefits rules and crack down on “welfare dependency.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/world/europe/britain-plans-to-require-community-service-for-jobless-benefits.html?ref=world Under the plan, those out of work for more than two years could be required to […]

US drones attacks violating Pakistani sovereignty

A suspected American drone strike killed four people in an attack on a compound in North Waziristan, a volatile tribal region bordering Afghanistan, a Pakistani intelligence official and local journalists said. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/world/asia/suspected-drone-strike-kills-4-in-pakistan.html?ref=world The missile strike, which occurred in Datta Khel district, a known sanctuary of local and foreign Islamist militants, was the second in the […]

Venezuela expels more US diplomats over destabilization plot

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela expelled the top American diplomat and two other embassy officials from the country on Monday, accusing them of supporting plots to sabotage the country’s electrical grid and the economy. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/world/americas/venezuela-expels-top-us-embassy-official-and-two-others.html?ref=world “We have detected a group of officials of the United States Embassy in Caracas, in Venezuela, and we have been […]

US nuclear command shake-up foreshadows possible event

Navy Vice Adm Timothy Giardina was removed from duty on 3 September, a US official said on Saturday. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24321395  Admiral Giardina was serving as the deputy in charge of the US Strategic Command, which oversees nuclear assets. He has not been arrested or charged as part of the inquiry, into possible use of counterfeit casino […]

Bahrain gives prison terms to arab spring protesters

A court in Bahrain handed down sentences of between 5 and 15 years in jail for 50 people on Sunday whom the authorities accused of belonging to a protest movement. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/30/world/middleeast/bahrain-dissidents-said-to-get-prison-sentences.html?ref=world  The court’s action, if it is confirmed, would appear to be part of a widening effort by the authorities to quash protests led by […]

NSA records historical “enrichment” profiles of americans

Since 2010, the National Security Agency has been exploiting its huge collections of data to create sophisticated graphs of some Americans’ social connections that can identify their associates, their locations at certain times, their  traveling companions and other personal information, according to newly disclosed documents and interviews with officials. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/us/nsa-examines-social-networks-of-us-citizens.html?pagewanted=1&_r=2 The spy agency began allowing […]

US ex-military lead international band of mercenary assasins

This past spring, the onetime sergeant, Joseph Hunter, 48, and two other former soldiers agreed to murder an undercover agent of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and one of that agency’s confidential informers, both in Liberia, for a total of $800,000, federal prosecutors said on Friday in Manhattan. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/28/nyregion/former-army-sergeant-became-contract-killer-authorities-say.html?hp&_r=0 The plot had been proposed […]

Feinstein leads effort to keep NSA spying on US citizens

The Senate Intelligence Committee appears to be moving toward swift passage of a bill that would “change but preserve” the once-secret National Security Agency program that is keeping logs of every American’s phone calls, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who leads the panel, said Thursday.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/us/politics/senators-push-to-preserve-nsa-phone-surveillance.html?ref=us Ms. Feinstein, speaking at a rare public hearing […]

China collects $2.7B in fines for one child policy violations

Nineteen province-level governments in China collected a total of $2.7 billion in fines last year from parents who had violated family planning laws, which usually limit couples to one child, a lawyer who had requested the data said Thursday. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/world/asia/chinese-provinces-collected-billions-in-family-planning-fines-lawyer-says.html?ref=world Last year, some prominent scholars and policy advisers started a major effort to push central […]

US, Turkey initiate new fund for islamist radicalization

A new fund, formally called the Global Fund for Community Engagement and Resilience, will for the first time combine financing from both government and nongovernment entities to identify credible local organizations; develop, monitor and evaluate programs; and channel funds to local projects that target groups and individuals vulnerable to appeals from terrorist groups. http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/world/us-and-turkey-to-create-fund-to-stem-extremism.html?hp&_r=0   […]

Turk protesters continue to suffer from tear gas use

In a report released last week, the Turkish Medical Association, based in Ankara, the capital, said it had questioned more than 11,000 protesters nationwide who were exposed to tear gas for up to eight hours a day over multiple days during the protests, which convulsed Turkey for weeks in June. It said 39 percent complained […]

Military Industrial Complex unveils pilotless warplanes

Boeing has revealed that it has retrofitted retired fighter jets to turn them into drones. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24231077   It said that one of the Lockheed Martin F-16 made a first flight with an empty cockpit last week.  It carried out a series of manoeuvres including a barrel roll and a “split S” – a move in which […]

FBI leak shows US complicit in terrorism threat

A former F.B.I. agent has agreed to plead guilty to leaking classified information to The Associated Press about a foiled bomb plot in Yemen last year. In the leak, the government was able to obtain a special underwear bomb apparently designed by a terrorist group’s master bomb maker, Ibrahim al-Asiri, to evade detection in airport […]

US DOD allocates over 6 billion for autonomous robots

The US military budget ending Sept. 30 allocated $6.04 billion for autonomous aircraft and just $261 million for unmanned ground vehicles.  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/science/military-lags-in-push-for-robotic-ground-vehicles.html?ref=us  The gap, said John Arquilla, a military strategist at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., a research university operated by the Navy, is “particularly troubling because a large percentage of our casualties […]

CBS rolls out David Rockefeller on Sunday Morning

The Columbia (Dove) Broadcasting System literally rolled out David Rockefeller last week on Sunday Morning. It was a sympathy piece for his daughter’s book. He looked like a cyborg. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50155099n

Capitol SWAT leader replaced after questioning stand down

Members of a Washington DC Swat team who the BBC has learned were ordered not to respond to Monday’s Navy Yard shootings have yet to be contacted by the authorities.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24163244   The Capitol Police tactical response team was told by a supervisor to leave the scene instead of aiding municipal officers.  The department has […]

RSA security warns customers of NSA encryption cracking

RSA, the internet security firm, has warned customers not to use one of its own encryption algorithms after fears it can be unlocked by the US National Security Agency (NSA). http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-24173977 In an advisory note to its developer customers, RSA said that a default algorithm in one of its toolkits could contain a “back door” […]