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Sophia Love – The Force Of Freedom – 4 May 2014

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Most Important Lesson For Japan From Obama’s Trip: Improve Ties With Russia – 4 May 2014

RT logoAuthor: Rajeev Sharma is a New Delhi-based journalist, author and strategic analyst. He tweets @Kishkindha and can be reached at bhootnath004@yahoo.com.

Japan needs to re-calibrate its foreign policy in double quick time. It should reduce its over eagerness to depend on the United States for tackling the gorilla in the room: China.

Japan can do this by cozying up to Russia and South Korea while redoubling its efforts and pace in further deepening ties with India.

This is the important fine print one can read in the President Barack Obama’s recently concluded visit to Japan, the first state visit by an American president to Japan in 18 years.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is a shrewd politician who has the will and the capability to restore his country to its pristine glory. He should separate the chaff from the wheat in what Obama said and did not say during his trip to Tokyo.
Nothing bothers the Japanese political leadership more than the question: how to deal with China? Japan can take a cue from India in this context. India has been handling China much better than any other country. The Indian mantra is this: engage with China on all issues, including the contentious ones, while giving fillip to bilateral trade and people-to-people contacts.

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Munk Debate On State Surveillance: Greenwald/Ohanian vs Hayden/Dershowitz – 4 May 2014

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TheAustralian – Coalition’s $10Bn Asset Clearance – 4 May 2014

The Australian

By David Crowe

AUSTRALIANS will be asked to accept more than $10 billion in asset sales to pay for new road and rail projects as the Abbott government seeks to challenge community fears over unpopular budget measures.

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TheAustralian – ‘Hundreds’ Of Child Sailors Raped, Abused – 4 May 2014

The Australian

By BRENDAN NICHOLSON

ALLEGATIONS that 220 child sailors at the navy’s West Australian training base were raped or brutalised, and that more than 70 young officer cadets at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra suffered sexual or other abuse, are so serious they will be tabled in federal ­parliament.

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ZeroHedge – Dozens Of CIA, FBI Agents “Advising Ukraine Government”, German Press Reports – 4 May 2014

ZeroHedgeNow that the situation in Ukraine has officially been upgraded to “war“, what really happens on the ground will remain largely wrapped by the fog of war on either side, with just one thing assured: a war it may be but more than anything it is a proxy war – one in which both western and Russian interests are manifest in the fighting, and killing, of mostly innocent civilians in Ukraine – a carbon copy replica of what happened last year in Syria.

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ZeroHedge – Nerd Prom Summary: Highlights From This Year’s Obama Roast – 4 May 2014

ZeroHedgeIn theory, the media is supposed to keep any given administration, even that of hope and change, “honest”, and to report its flaws, failings, criminality and hypocrisy. In practice, this never happens, since the bulk of US, and global, media outlets are owned by a handful of corporations which in turn do everything in their power to preserve the lucrative arrangement in which the administration pretends to administer, and the media pretends to do its job.

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