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Diary: Aliens Found Depicted in 10,000 Year-Old Cave Painting in India - http://www.opednews.com/Diary...
I'm generally not into this extraterrestrial stuff. But this is way weird...
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Article: Dahr Jamail, Incinerating Iraq - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Who even knows what to call it? The Iraq War or the Iraq-Syrian War would be far too orderly for what's happening, so it remains a no-name conflict that couldn't be deadlier or more destabilizing -- and it's in the process of internationalizing in unsettling ways. Think of it as the strangest disaster on the planet right now. After all, when was the last time that the U.S. and Russia ended up on the same side in a conflict?
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Article: Did Brazil's Poor Protesting Painful World Cup Capitalism Affect Its Team's Morale? - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Did Brazil putting the World Cup above improvements in the lives of its poor ultimately affect its team's morale? Organized poor have elected socialist presidents in Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Uruguay Nicaragua Cuba Paraguay Chile Guatemala, Guiana, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Honduras. Asking Maradonna to again raise his voice against injustice murderously emanating from a Wall St. center of plundering First World power
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Article: WHITE HOUSE PETITION: Ask Obama to Reverse USDA Coup Undermining NOSB, Shifting Power to Agribusiness - http://www.opednews.com/article...
The Cornucopia Institute is petitioning President Obama to roll back the USDA power grab which curtailed the authority of the National Organic Standards Board and crippled the sunset review process. Please sign!
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Article: Israel Bombs: NYC Continues Protests - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Thousands protest the mass murders in Palestine.
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QuickLink: About the Current Situation in Palestine: Gaza Under the Bombs and the Threat of a Ground Invasion - http://www.opednews.com/Quickli...
About the Current Situation in Palestine: Gaza Under the Bombs and the Threat of a Ground Invasion by the Israeli Army | Socialist Organizer [reprinted from Fourth International Newsletter No. 34 (new series - No. 305), July 15, 2014] The current situation in Palestine is a concentrated expression of the world political situation. The Middle East has been marked by a wave of dislocations (Iraq, Syria). The crisis of U.S. domination on a world scale once again expresses itself in its inability to master the "world order," as evidenced by the fall of Mosul and the conquest of part of Iraq by the Islamic Army of Iraq and Levant. To try to exercise some control over these developments, U.S. imperialism had to turn to Iran at the expense of its traditional allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel. This has sharpened the contradictions throughout the region.
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Article: Insider Trading and Financial Terrorism on Comex - http://www.opednews.com/article...
One motive of the manipulation is to operate and control Comex trading in a manner that helps the Fed contain the price of gold, thereby preventing its rise from signaling to the markets that problems festering in the U.S. financial system are growing worse by the day. This is an act of financial terrorism supported by federal regulatory authorities.
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Article: "The Meryl Streep of Audiobooks" is Also Miss Rosa on Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black" - http://www.opednews.com/article...
An actor's life is fraught with highs and lows, the unexpected, massive disappointment, rejection, and life changing moments of wonder. Just being able to recognize how one is doing and what to do next, given the chance, is a constant, stress making enterprise. But this is what I know. It is what makes me tick. I hope to be able to continue to provide pleasure either on screen, stage, or in a pair of earbuds near you.
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Article: Hamas Must Stop Attempting to Bomb Israel - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Netanyahu's recent statement essentially confirming that he will never accept an independent Palestinian state shows how foolish U.S. calls for "more negotiations" while simultaneously asserting that it supports Israel's right to defend itself when in danger just adds fuel to the fire.
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Article: Welcome to America - http://www.opednews.com/article...
US citizens have no idea why there is--and continues to be--an unrelenting surge of refugees at our southern border. Tired, frightened, desperate Central American mothers and their small children are now met with gun-wielding, shouting Americans draped in US flags and flecked with their own spittle--a welcoming committee that should shame every person who lives in this country.
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Article: 7 Reasons Consumers Won't Love the $7 Billion Citigroup Deal - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Apparently the fraud settlement was anything but a mortal blow for the bank, an entity created by the actions of both Democrats and Republicans in Washington. Citigroup was subsequently saved from collapse with a $45 billion emergency loan from the government, after participating in the crime wave that helped precipitate a financial crisis.
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Article: Is the Media Selling or Telling: How Perception Management Works in Israel's War on Gaza - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Perception Management is the strategy Israel is using it its latest war on Hamas. News Dissector Danny Schechter asks the questions our media avoids.
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Article: A New Dark Age - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Republicans railed about birth certificates and Obama care, but when the administration used the oil company's estimates for the size of the spill, Republicans were Sphinx silent. Neither side of the aisle wishing to speak of those issues. Remember how the Republicans complained about Obama's abuse of power, when he used the Coast Guard to block reporter's access to the Gulf? Nope, me neither.
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Article: Israel: Servicing the Dysfunction - http://www.opednews.com/article...
The State of Israel is currently deep in the throes of "Servicing the Dysfunction". In its service to the tragic past of its people and "Never Again", Israel is a nation of mentally ill warriors. To willfully destroy the beautiful and cherished lives of innocent Palestinians as a panacea for your own tragic loss is, although common, crazy.
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Article: Why the Israelis Are Repetitively Violent - http://www.opednews.com/article...
One reason for Israel's repetitive violence is that if they admit it is a tactical failure and desist, they might have to negotiate a genuine peace treaty with the Palestinians. Many will immediately say that they have, repeatedly, tried to negotiate while always coming up against Palestinian intransigence.
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Article: Atoms For Peace And Iran Nuclear Talk: The Theatrics Continue - From Eisenhower to Obama - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Iran nuclear negotiations were never intended to be resolved. It has been an exercise in psychological warfare.
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Article: When the U.S. Welched on Shevardnadze - http://www.opednews.com/article...
James Baker keeps repeating that the Cold War "could not have ended peacefully without Shevardnadze." But he and others are silent on the quid pro quo. The quid was Moscow's agreement to swallow the bitter pill of a reunited Germany in NATO; the quo was a U.S. promise not to "leapfrog" NATO over Germany farther East. Washington welched on the deal.
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Article: Peak Oil: Another Challenge - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Peak Oil is most often explained as the point when the maximum rate of oil extraction is reached--whether due to geological, economic, or technical limitations. A ceaseless global-production decline ensues. A lot of talk about the shale boom, energy independence, "We're Number One" oil-production chatter, and the usual assortment of Happy Talk Playbook chatter tends to dominate and thus confuse.
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Article: America Is Guilty If We Don't Prosecute Obama - http://www.opednews.com/article...
It's do-or-die time.
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Article: Palestinians subjected to apartheid treatment - http://www.opednews.com/article...
The world is watching in horror as Israel is conducting the latest stage in its seemingly endless and relentless campaign of extermination aimed at the population of the Gaza strip. The majority of the mainstream media across the globe, in contrast, appears willfully unaware of the actual circumstances on the ground and publicly supports Israel's "right to defend itself."
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Article: Hair Loss Drug Linked to Disturbing Side Effects That May Be Permanent - http://www.opednews.com/article...
No one should have to choose between their hairline and their health. But increasingly, men who use finasteride, commonly known as Propecia, to treat their male pattern baldness are making that choice, often unwittingly.
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QuickLink: Bernie Sanders Sends Shudders Up Koch Spines By Explaining Why Republicans Attack The IRS - http://www.opednews.com/Quickli...
Sen Bernie Sanders exposed a dirty little secret that the Kochs and other conservative billionaires don't want you to know. The Republican attacks on the IRS are part of a deliberate strategy to help the Kochs buy our democracy. The GOP is extremely dependent on large donors for their funding. They don't have the small donor base that fuels the Democratic Party. This is why Republicans are pushing for more unlimited contributions in politics. More unlimited contributions mean more direct spending by billionaires to buy their candidates, and when a billionaire owns a member of Congress, that member no longer works for the American people.
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Article: Benjamin Netanyahu, the Dick Cheney of Israel - http://www.opednews.com/article...
According to an Israeli reporter, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu knew w/in 24 hrs. the 3 Israeli boys kidnapped in the West Bank were dead but to the public "maintained the fiction it hoped to find them alive as a pretext to dismantle Hamas' West Bank operations. It was, simply put, a lie". The episode brought back memories of VP Dick Chaney knowingly lying to the public using the media to spread his falsehoods.
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QuickLink: Why Opposing the Israel Lobby Is No Longer Political Suicide - http://www.opednews.com/Quickli...
Congress--indeed almost all of official Washington--is speaking with almost one voice: we stand with Israel. But something is different this time. It's only obvious when you can back up for a moment to look past the daily bad-news reality. The good news is that the discourse has shifted dramatically--in mainstream news coverage, punditry, pop culture and more. Most importantly, cellphones and computers were already ubiquitous, even in impoverished Gaza refugee camps. So when the electricity flicked on for an hour or two, the first thing people did was to power up their phones so they could send their photographs, videos, stories and heartbreak out into the world. It transformed how we understand what an occupation looks like, what a siege does to a town, what white phosphorous bombs look like when they hit a school. It is no longer political suicide to oppose Israel.
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Diary: My New Reason To Keep Fighting for A Better World - http://www.opednews.com/Diary...
I have a new reason to keep fighting for a better world today, with equal rights for all. Yesterday, I became a grandfather of a little girl.
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Article: He Was the Tank Man and Wang Weilen Was His Name - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Remembrance of the Tank Man of Tiananmen Square of 1989. Recalling not just the symbolism which has lived on, but the human beings involved in the iconic moment.
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Article: Whole Foods Doing What?! - http://www.opednews.com/article...
Whole Foods scandalous with seemingly impure thoughts on food.
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Article: The US Military Returning to the Philippines - http://www.opednews.com/article...
A discussion with two prominent Filipino intellectuals about the new wave of military and political penetration of their country by the US, as part of the latter's grand strategy to encircle China.
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Article: Hacking Online Polls and Other Ways British Spies Seek to Control the Internet - http://www.opednews.com/article...
The secretive British spy agency GCHQ has developed covert tools to seed the internet with false information, including the ability to manipulate the results of online polls, artificially inflate pageview counts on web sites, "amplif[y]" sanctioned messages on YouTube, and censor video content judged to be "extremist."
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Article: BRICS against Washington consensus - http://www.opednews.com/article...
One might view the BRICS's strategy as a sort of running, constructive critique of capitalism; how to purge the system from perennially financing the US fiscal deficit as well as a global militarization syndrome--related to the Orwellian/Panopticon complex--subordinated to Washington.
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