Daily Archives: October 7, 2013

CommonDreams – Stella Dawson – Activists Urge World Bank To Disinvest From Private Water Companies – 7 October 2013

common-dreamsWASHINGTON – Civil society groups are pressuring the World Bank to disinvest from private water companies, saying that privatising ownership and management of this natural resource has failed to improve access to clean drinking water.

style=””>The World Bank is subsidising private profiteering from an essential resource by lending public money to private corporations that manage or run water utilities but have failed to improve services, says Corporate Accountability International (CAI), a Boston-based advocacy group that focuses on corporate abuse and represents an international coalition of water activists.

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Japanese Government Agrees To Spend $3 Billion to Boot U.S. Marines Out Of Okinawa – 7 October 2013

All Gov

Japan’s government has agreed to give Washington $3 billion to facilitate the downsizing of the U.S. Marine force on Okinawa.

The longstanding American military presence on Okinawa has been a sore point for many Japanese living on the strategic island, which has been under U.S. control since World War II.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with Japan’s Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera to sign an amendment to the 2009 Guam International Agreement (pdf), which calls for removing 4,000 Marines from the island.

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Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf – The Will And The Word – 7 October 2013

Published by Heather Ann Tucci-Jarraf on October 7, 2013IN LOVE, GRATITUDE AND PEACE

Perception is such a beautiful tool!
Expansion of perception until all limits are chosen to be released
 is a wonderful process in deed.
….excert of perception beginning of September 2013…. Continue reading

Obama Expands Bush-Initiated ‘War On Terror’ To Africa – 7 October 2013

common-dreamsShadowy ‘capture or kill’ raids in Africa play dangerous game, say critics

– Jon Queally, staff writer

Two separate operations by US Special Forces over the weekend expose a military policy in Africa that critics say is a dangerous and unpredictable game. Continue reading

RT – Rebranding Exercise? UK Launches Budget ‘British FBI’ – 7 October 2013

RT logoThe UK has launched a new crime agency to combat organized crime in Britain. The agency’s backers have dubbed it the “British FBI,” but critics argue that with two predecessors in the last 15 years the institution is merely an “exercise in rebranding.” The nascent organization has been the source of animated debate in the UK, with the current Conservative government championing the National Crime Agency (NCA) as a major disincentive for organized criminals.

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U.K. Stocks Drop To Six-Week Low; Banks Fall – 7 October 2013

Market Watch

By Sara Sjolin, MarketWatch

LONDON (MarketWatch) — The U.K.’s benchmark stock index headed for its lowest level in more than six weeks on Monday, as nervousness about the prolonged U.S. government shutdown and debt ceiling talks hammered investor sentiment globally.

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Police Barge Into Kindergarten Classroom And Taser Multiple Children “For The Heck Of It” – 7 October 2013

National Report

<NR>Hundreds of horrified and enraged parents stormed through the halls of Calcutta elementary school in Sherwood North Dakota demanding justice after two police officers burst into a classroom Friday morning and began tasing random children.

The officers, Hugh Roark and Darren Engen were detained shortly after the incident and remain in custody pending investigation, which senior officers describe as “heinous and unforgivable”.

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Max Igan – On Truth Frequency Radio – 7 October 2013

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Abbott Set To Sign Highly Secretive TPP Agreement This Month – 7 October 2013

Independent Australian Net

The Abbott Coalition looks set to sign off on the highly secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership later this month, but what will it mean for ordinary Australians? Dr Matthew Mitchell reports.

Initial nations involved in the TPP; it may include more.

Initial nations involved in the TPP; it may include more later.

WHAT SORT of “Trade Agreement” manages to both criminalise internet use and force coal seam fracking onto communities?

The answer to this is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a pact that has the ominous potential to achieve both these corporate objectives — and many more.

Read the whole story at: www.independentaustralia.net / link to original article

ActivistPost – Dave Hodges – America Is Rapidly Approaching Its Date With Destiny – 7 October 2013

Logo_activistpost-comThe winds of change are blowing across America. The following events, detailed below, mark a dramatic shift in the relationship between the federal government and the people not of the federal government. We are at a definitive crossroads in history and I can scarcely believe what I am witnessing.

After reading the following accounts which have transpired in the past few days, it will become clear to the reader that we are moving into times of unprecedented change. These changes are promising and exciting, yet are very frightening. Continue reading