Daily Archives: April 17, 2015

Uprooted & Evicted: World Bank-Funded Projects Force Millions Off Their Land – 17 April 2015

RT logoWorld Bank ventures in less developed countries are hurting the people the organization has sworn to protect, with almost four million people across the globe left homeless, forcefully evicted and relocated as a result of World Bank-funded projects.

A probe by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which examined World Bank’s records in 14 countries, discovered that some 3.4 million of the “most vulnerable people” were forced off their land in the last decade.

The World Bank “has regularly failed to live up to its own policies for protecting people harmed by projects it finances,” ICIJ states as one of its key findings.

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Mish/ Mike Shedlock – Another 5.27 Billion In Capital Flight From Greece In March – 17 April 2015

MishMikeShedlockData from the Bank of Greece for March shows net Target2 liability for Greece increased by another €5.27 billion in March to €96.427 billion.

Target2 represents capital flight from Greece.

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US Lawmakers Agree To Fast-Track Secretive International Trade Deals – 17 April 2015

RT logoLeaders of two key congressional panels have agreed on a deal that would “fast-track” the Obama administration’s ability to draft a pair of controversial international trade bills and move them through Congress.

If passed, the agreement, known as the “trade promotion authority” bill (TPA), would permit President Barack Obama to expedite the process of authorizing trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – currently being drafted by the US and 11 other Pacific nations – and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the European Union.

Under the rules of the TPA, Congress would be able to vote on whether or not to approve either of the deals, but they would not be allowed to offer any amendments that could potentially alter the substance of the agreements.

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Mass Student Protest In Chile Escalates Into Clashes With Riot Police – 17 April 2015

RT logoRiot police in Chile have deployed water cannons and tear gas against demonstrators who were lobbing rocks and street signs, after a mostly-peaceful march against a contentious university reform and corruption allegations ended in violent clashes.

Organizers say that 150,000 students filled the streets of Santiago on Thursday to demand free higher education, and challenge Socialist party president Michelle Bachelet over recent corruption allegations. Authorities estimated the number to have stood at around 20,000 people.

As the peaceful march, organized mostly by opposition parties, came to a close, a smaller group of radical protesters began to attack and pelt objects at the armed police, reportedly injuring one officer. Riot police pushed back, using water cannon and tear gas, as demonstrators banged on the windows of armored vans. At least four protesters were detained.

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Steve Lendman – US And Saudi Aggressors Want Yemeni Victims To Halt Conflict – 17 April 2015

StevelendmanThey want unconditional surrender. They want what they won’t get.

Blaming victims is one of Washington’s dirtiest games. Naked aggression is called liberation. Humanitarian intervention is claimed.

Mass slaughter and destruction are considered democracy-building measures. Plundering countries for profit is called economic development.

Yemen is Obama’s latest atrocity. How many more countries will he rape – turn to rubble, mass slaughter defenseless civilians, and create appalling humanitarian crisis conditions? Continue reading

More Copy Panic? Bill To Require Copyright Warnings Near 3D Printers – 17 April 2015

RT logoAs 3D printing technology spreads, so do fears of potential abuse. A bill that would put copyright infringement warnings near printers in public libraries is being considered in California, and critics fear hasty legislation may stifle the industry.

Lawmakers behind the bill AB-37 say passage of the proposal would mandate that all state libraries “post a notice on or near the 3D printer that would alert users of the 3D printer of the potential liability of the user for misuse of the 3D printer.” It was unanimously re-referred to committee this week.

While the costs of 3D printers were astronomical a few years ago, the technology is increasingly becoming common in public libraries—often thanks to generous grants and donations. The Sunnyvale Public Library near the San Francisco Bay received a $13,500 Library Services and Technology grant through the California State Library in 2014 to purchase a high-tech printer, and the Mountain View Public Library received a similar award a year earlier. The Young Adult Library Services Association announced in February that it would be helping outfit 100 facilities across the United States with printers, including the Santa Cruz Public Libraries system, and equipment is available to the public for free in San Diego, Sacramento and other Golden State libraries up and down the west coast.

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Saudi Arabia Announces Biggest Oil Production Surge In 30 Years – 17 April 2015

RT logoUndisputed leader of OPEC, Saudi Arabia, increased daily oil production by 658,800 barrels in March to an average of 10.294 million barrels a day, says data the country gave to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ secretariat in Vienna.

This volume is more than the kingdom’s 10.2 million barrels per day(bpd)in August 2013, and output will continue to hover around 10 million bpd , Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi told reporters last week.

The sheer size of this growth is equal to about half the daily production in the US Bakken shale formation in North Dakota, Bloomberg noted. The shale oil field is estimated to have the most oil reserves in the US.

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NaturalNews – Ethan A. Huff – Vaccine Pusher Paul Offit Says Aluminum Supports A Healthy Fetus – Have Vaccine Fanatics Been Brain Damaged By Toxic Metals? – 17 April 2015

NaturalNewss Logo-April-2014(NaturalNews) Maniac vaccine fanatic Paul Offit of Philadelphia Children’s Hospital, who believes that a newborn child is capable of sustaining 10,000 vaccinations at once, now says that aluminum is an essential metal that plays an important role in the development of a healthy baby.

This grim reaper of the vaccine death cult wrote the following on his website back in 2013, as reiterated during a recent presentation on vaccine safety given by expert nephrologist Dr. Suzanne Humphries:………….

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WikiLeaks Releases ‘The Sony Archives’ Showing Corporation’s Ties To White House – 17 April 2015

RT logoSecret-spilling group WikiLeaks has taken the trove of documents stolen during last year’s colossal Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and made them searchable through a new database to show “the inner workings of an influential multinational corporation.”

The anti-secrecy group announced on Thursday that it has made available a cache containing more than 30,287 documents and 173,132 emails pilfered during the SPE hack last fall when the entertainment conglomerate’s network was compromised by a cyberattack.

Hackers circulated copies of the stolen data when news of the breach began to surface last November, and the correspondence and privileged documents have been available on the web ever since. However, by making the records available for easy searching on the WikiLeaks website, the transparency group is aiming to further expose the corporation through presenting the findings in a new interface that lets users consult more than 200,000 files in a single mouse click.

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DEA Spending Millions On Spyware From Foreign Cyber Vendors – Report – 17 April 2015

RT logoDrug cops in the United States have been spent over $2 million on sophisticated surveillance equipment sold to authorities through a front company secretly acting on behalf of infamous Italian cyber vendors, a new report reveals.

The results of an investigation published on Wednesday this week links the US Drug Enforcement Agency, as well as the US Army, to spyware from the Milan-based Hacking Team—a 12-year-old “offensive security” firm that has sold surveillance tools to countries with the worst human rights records on the planet. Together, contracts for the technology between the agencies and a mysterious contractor in Maryland amount to roughly $2.6 million.

According to journalists at Vice’s Motherboard and investigators at Privacy International, a UK-based human rights watchdog, public records and sources familiar with the deal confirm that Hacking Team sold its hallmark surveillance tools to the DEA and the Pentagon through Cicom USA of Annapolis, MD

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