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Venezuela Signs Deal To Provide Palestinian Authority With Oil – 19 May 2014

RT logoPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and his Venezuelan counterpart, Nicholas Maduro, have struck a deal which will see 240,000 barrels of oil and diesel sent to the Palestinian Authority by state-owned company Petróleos de Venezuela.

During his three-day visit to the oil rich South American nation, which sits on the world’s largest oil reserves, Abbas thanked Maduro for his support.

“Thank you Venezuela for helping to break the monopoly that Israel has over our economy. Thank you Venezuela for responding to our needs. Thank you Venezuela for being available to continue to lend the Palestinian people more support in their fight,” said Abbas.

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Occupy Activist Cecily McMillan Sentenced To Three Months In Prison – 19 May 2014

Cecily McMillan (Image from facebook.com)

Cecily McMillan (Image from facebook.com)

Judge Ronald A. Zweibel’s Monday morning decision was handed down in a Manhattan courtroom 14 days after a jury there found McMillan, 25, guilty of deliberately striking a plainclothes New York Police Department officer in the face with her elbow. She faced a maximum of seven years in prison as a result of the second-degree assault conviction.

“A civilized society must not allow an assault to be committed under the guise of civil disobedience,” Justice Zweibel said during Monday’s hearing, according to a New York Times report published shortly after the sentencing was announced.

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EU Presses Obama To Expand US Fracking Under TTIP While Banning It In European Countries – 19 May 2014

RT logoUnder negotiations for a new trade deal between the United States and Europe, the release of a secret memo shows Americans are being pushed to increase oil and gas exploration through the process of fracking and other methods.

Obtained by the Huffington Post, the memo contains the energy policies that EU negotiators are hoping to see implemented in a finalized Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Among the EU’s positioning is that “energy goods” – classified as “coal, crude oil, oil products, natural gas, whether liquefied or not, and electrical energy” – are determined to “automatically” comply with the processes needed to authorize export.

“Exports of energy goods to the other Party shall be deemed automatically to comply with any conditions and tests foreseen in the Parties’ respective legislation for the granting of export licenses,” the document states.

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ZeroHedge – China Responds To “Ridiculous” Hacking Charges, Warns “Will Harm Relations With US”, Demands US “Rectify Mistake” – 19 May 2014

ZeroHedgeWhile we wait (in vain) for the US to lob sanctions at China for doing what Russia has done and amass a military presence on its border with Vietnam, here is what China had to say about the earlier announcement by the DOJ charging China with espionage and “penetrating” US companies (if having nothing to add regarding the NSA). From the wires:

  • CHINA FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYS CHARGES HARM RELATIONS WITH U.S.
  • CHINA FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYS CHINA HAS ALREADY PROTESTED TO U.S., URGES U.S. TO IMMEDIATELY RECTIFY MISTAKE
  • CHINA FOREIGN MINISTRY ‘STRONGLY REFUTES’ U.S. CHARGES
  • CHINA FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYS U.S. MADE UP FACTS IN SPYING CASE
  • CHINA FOREIGN MINISTRY URGES U.S. TO `CORRECT ITS MISTAKES’
  • CHINA SAYS U.S. VIOLATES BASIC PRINCIPLES OF INTL RELATIONSHIPS
  • CHINA FOREIGN MINISTRY CALLS CHARGES `BASELESS,’ `RIDICULOUS’
  • CHINA FOREIGN MINISTRY URGES U.S. TO `WITHDRAW CHARGES’

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Scientists Find Way To Turn Light Into Matter – 19 May 2014

RT logoResearchers in London have found a way to make matter from light, using high powered lasers. The idea behind the theory was first thought up 80 years ago by two physicists, who were to work later on creating the world’s first atomic bomb.

In 1934, US physicists Gregory Breit and John Wheeler worked out that, on very rare occasions, two particles of light (photons) could combine to produce an electron and a positron. They were never able to carry out their theory in practice as they believed it would be almost impossible.

However, Steve Rose, who is professor of physics at Imperial College London, says, “today, nearly 80 years later, we proved them wrong.” Rose went on to add, “despite all physicists accepting the theory to be true, when Breit and Wheeler first proposed the theory, they said that they never expected it be shown in the laboratory.” Continue reading

Wes Annac – Musings On Earth’s Heavenly Nature – 19 May 2014

wes-annac-300x229Written by Wes Annac, The Aquarius Paradigm

I’ve said before that I think this existence is already perfect, and beyond working to repair this planet and surface/heal our inner demons, there’s little we can do to match this already vibrant reality with the pure states of consciousness we want to reenter.

We have so much joy; so much love and beauty to feel and remember, and for the most part, we’ve been rooted too deeply in the mind to really feel them. No more, I say. Let all of humanity root themselves unflinchingly in the open heart space, because when we do, we’ll realize that this planet offers far more beauty than most of us give it credit for. Continue reading

James Corbett – The Corbett Report – Interview 888 – The Asia-Pacific Perspective With Broc West – 19 May 2014

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Welcome back to The Asia-Pacific Perspective, that monthly show where James Corbett of corbettreport.com and Broc West of apperspective.net break down all the latest news and headlines from the Asia-Pacific region. In this month’s conversation: Continue reading

Laura Bruno – Riptides And The Emotional Guidance Scale – 19 May 2014

laura-of-the-rocksEver go swimming in the ocean and get caught by the current called a “riptide”? The past week’s energies have been so strong, so tumultuous, that I know many — myself included — have felt pulled out to sea in a swirling tug of imminent destruction. Then, just as mysteriously, the waves can swallow and spit us out on a deserted island paradise, under the sand, or on an unrecognizably tranformed coastline. I’ve felt this more than once in the past week, especially Friday and Saturday, although the waves and slate gray seas have been building for awhile.

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‘Russia Puts GMO Genie Back In The Bottle’ – 19 May 2014

RT logoAuthor: William Engdahl is an award-winning geopolitical analyst and strategic risk consultant whose internationally best-selling books have been translated into thirteen foreign languages.

Russia has some of the most precious uncontaminated top soil on the planet and if it is rigorously controlled to stay GMO-free and free from chemicals its productivity would increase as Europe declines, geopolitical analyst William Engdahl told RT.

Russian PMs have pondered a draft bill outlawing GMOs. A draft bill submitted to the Russian parliament likens GMO production and distribution to terrorism. After entering the World Trade Organization, Russia was expected to allow GM food production and distribution within its market. However, in March Russia’s President Putin said the country would stay GM-free without violating its obligations to the WTO.

RT: What do you think about this latest bill in Russia’s parliament, which equates GM producers who flout the rules with terrorists. Is that a bit over the top?

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Lavrov: Russia’s Relations With EU, NATO Need ‘Rethinking’ – 19 May 2014

RT logoRussian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated, during talks with his Slovak counterpart Miroslav Lajcak, that Russia’s relations with the EU and NATO need to be reviewed.

“We will discuss international affairs, including the European situation, on what is happening in relations between Russia and the EU, and in the NATO-Russia Council in regard to the crisis in Ukraine,” Lavrov said in the talks with Lajcak, who arrived in Russia on a working visit on Sunday.

“These relations require essential rethinking, and with both our partners in the European Union and with NATO member states we are trying to conduct an analysis in order to better understand where we are, what our coinciding assessments are, and where we have disagreements,” Lavrov added.

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