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Project Censored: The Global 1% – Exposing the Transnational Ruling Class

Project Censored by Peter Phillips and Kimberly Soeiro __________________________ Abstract: This study asks Who are the the world’s 1 percent power elite? And to what extent do they operate in unison for their own private gains over benefits for the 99 percent? We examine a sample of the 1 percent: the extractor sector, whose companies are on the ground extracting material from the global commons, and ...

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Palestinian Center for Human Rights: Annual Report 2011

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) published its annual report for the year 2011. The report covers the period from 01 January through 31 December 2011. This is the sixteenth report in a series of annual reports that PCHR has published since 1996. The report consists of two main parts. The first part addresses the human rights situation in the Palestinian Occupied Territory (OPT), while the seco ...

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Hannes-Seidel-Stiftung: Die Außenpolitik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland – Anspruch, Realität, Perspektiven (PDF 214 Seiten)

Cartoon: Kostas Koufogiorgos       HANNES-SEIDEL-STIFTUNG Berichte&Studien 95: Die Außenpolitik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Rund zwei Jahrzehnte sind vergangen, seit die Bundesrepublik Deutschland mit der Vollendung der Einheit in Freiheit ihre vollständige Souveränität erlangte. Mit Blick auf die deutsche Außenpolitik eröffnete dieser rechtlich wie poli ...

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German Foreign Policy: Voraussetzungen deutscher Weltmacht

15.08.2012 BERLIN   (Eigener Bericht) - Die Stabilisierung der krisengeschüttelten EU ist eine "unverzichtbare Voraussetzung" weltpolitischer deutscher Macht. Dies urteilt ein Experte in einer aktuellen Analyse über die langfristigen Tendenzen der Berliner Außenpolitik. Demnach habe die Bundesrepublik seit 1990 zwar ihre globale Stellung stärken können, da sie anders ...

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Eric Walberg: Russia in the Middle East – Return of a Superpower?

Written by Eric Walberg    Wednesday, 15 August 2012 21:29    The US "withdrawal" from Iraq last year and the planned "withdrawal" from Afghanistan in 2014 cannot help but change the face of Central Asia and the Middle East. But how does Russia fit in, asks Eric Walberg The world is living through a veritable slow-motion earthquake. If things go according to ...

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F. William Engdahl: The New Mediterranean Oil and Gas Bonanza, part 1 and 2

Part I: Israel’s Levant Basin—a new geopolitical curse? (Part II) by F. William Engdahl A recent major oil and gas find is bound to change dramatically the geopolitical equation in the Eastern Mediterranean region and beyond. To start with, it has sent Israel from rags to riches in terms of energy independence and security. However, Lebanon contends that part of the gas field lies within its ter ...

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Barb Weir: Hillary Clinton on the Syria No-Fly Zone

Cartoon U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu indicated in a meeting with reporters Saturday that they were exploring the possible imposition of a no-fly zone over Syria. I managed to reach Secretary Clinton by phone shortly afterward. BW: Secretary Clinton, the U.S. is a pioneer in this sort of project. You pretty much eradicated the mosquito in the Panama Can ...

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Stephen Lendman: Rights Of Demonstrators in Palestine

Israel violates Palestinian rights with impunity.   Last September, the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) published an “Informational Pamphlet for Demonstrators in the Occupied Territories.” It provided “coping strategies.” Free societies permit peaceful demonstrations. They also allow free expression. In Occupied Palestine, Israel prohibits both. Doing so violates f ...

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Francis A. Boyle: The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence – Hiroshima Day, August 6, 1945

  The human race stands on the verge of nuclear self-extinction as a species, and with it will die most, if not all, forms of intelligent life on the planet earth. Any attempt to dispel the ideology of nuclearism and its attendant myth propounding the legality of nuclear weapons and nuclear deterrence must directly come to grips with the fact that the nuclear age was conceived in the original sins of H ...

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James Petras: The Rise of the Police State and the Absence of Mass Opposition

Introduction: One of the most significant political developments in recent US history has been the virtually unchallenged rise of the police state. Despite the vast expansion of the police powers of the Executive Branch of government, the extraordinary growth of an entire panoply of repressive agencies, with hundreds of thousands of personnel, and enormous public and secret budgets and the vast scope of pol ...

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