The Feeding Begins: Foreign Bankers Descend on Ukraine

December 18, 2014 (F. William Engdahl - NEO) - If it were not for the fact that the lives of some 45 million people are at stake, Ukrainian national politics could be laughed off as a very sick joke. Any pretenses that the October national elections would bring a semblance of genuine democracy of the... Continue Reading →

US Court Ruled You Can Be “Too Smart” to Be a Cop

Police department disqualifies anyone whose IQ is “too high" By Melissa Melton Global Research, December 18, 2014 The Daily Sheeple 17 December 2014 Can a person actually be “too smart” to be a cop in America? A federal court’s decision back in 2000 suggests that, yes, you actually can be. Robert Jordan, a 49-year-old college graduate, scored a 33... Continue Reading →

Former Polish President Confirms Existence of Secret CIA Torture Prison

By Konrad Kreft Global Research, December 18, 2014 World Socialist Web Site The Polish government has denied for years the existence of a secret CIA prison on its territory between 2001 and 2003 in the face of previous revelations. The publication of the US Senate report on CIA torture, however, has not only proven the... Continue Reading →

What Options at the Federal Reserve: A Global Financial Crisis is Looming?

By Bill Holter Global Research, December 18, 2014 It is being said today’s FOMC announcement is “the most important of Yellen’s tenure”, I could not disagree more.  In the past I have written pieces regarding the potential announcements by the FOMC and come to the conclusion “what can they possibly say?”.  This is more true... Continue Reading →

Smoke and Mirrors Diplomacy: Will the US Prevent a Palestinian State for “Israel’s Security”?

By Timothy Alexander Guzman Global Research, December 18, 2014 Silent Crow News Palestinian officials are hoping that a U.N. resolution will receive the votes needed for a Palestinian state. But recent reports on how Washington is reacting to the proposals within the U.N. resolution seem that the dream for a Palestinian state is all but... Continue Reading →

Financial market manipulation is the new trend: Can it continue?

By Paul Craig Roberts A dangerous new trend is the successful manipulation of the financial markets by the Federal Reserve, other central banks, private banks, and the US Treasury. The Federal Reserve reduced real interest rates on US government debt obligations first to zero and then pushed real interest rates into negative territory.  Today the... Continue Reading →

US Supreme Court decision broadens police powers of search and seizure

By Nick Barrickman 18 December 2014 In a blow to the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that evidence obtained by police under a false reading of the law is never the less admisable in court on the grounds that the officer made a "reasonable mistake." The... Continue Reading →

UN report accuses Ukrainian government of human rights abuses

By Stefan Steinberg 18 December 2014 The latest report by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Ukraine exposes the devastating consequences of the NATO-backed coup that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014 and the ensuing civil war. The report restricts itself to November 2014, but notes in... Continue Reading →

US pushes for trilateral anti-missile cooperation in North East Asia

By Ben McGrath 18 December 2014 As part of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, the US is pushing for greater co-operation between South Korea and Japan to expand a joint anti-ballistic missile system throughout North East Asia. While nominally aimed against North Korea, the anti-missile systems are part of the US military build-up throughout... Continue Reading →

Australian government announces “review” of Sydney siege

By James Cogan 18 December 2014 The Australian government and the New South Wales (NSW) state government have announced that they will conduct a joint review into Monday’s hostage crisis at the Lindt Chocolate Café in Sydney’s Martin Place. The review’s terms of reference make clear that it is a reactionary effort to divert away... Continue Reading →

Former Polish president confirms existence of secret CIA torture prison

By Konrad Kreft 18 December 2014 The Polish government has denied for years the existence of a secret CIA prison on its territory between 2001 and 2003 in the face of previous revelations. The publication of the US Senate report on CIA torture, however, has not only proven the existence of the “black site” but... Continue Reading →

Imperialism and the ruble crisis

18 December 2014 The plunge of the Russian currency this week is the drastic outcome of policies implemented by the major imperialist powers to force Russia to submit to American and European imperialism’s neo-colonial restructuring of Eurasia. Punishing the Putin regime’s interference with their plans for regime change in countries such as Ukraine and Syria,... Continue Reading →

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