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Billion-dollar lawsuits claim GMO corn ‘destroyed’ US exports to China

Three class-action lawsuits filed Friday claim that agribusiness power Syngenta is to blame for depressed corn exports to China since the seed company released a genetically-engineered variant of the crop before it was approved by Beijing. At issue is Syngenta’s 2009 release and distribution of its MIR162 genetically-modified corn known as Agrisure Viptera, which is […]

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture (HBO)

Did you know police can just take your stuff if they suspect it’s involved in a crime? They can! It’s a shady process called “civil asset forfeiture.”  Imagine driving along a state highway at night and hearing the whining of sirens on the road behind you. A cop pulls you over, questions you, asks if […]

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9/11 hijackers tested airport security before attacks, authorities ignored warnings

Months before they participated in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Al-Qaeda operatives were spotted and approached at a Boston airport, according to a new report, but concerns raised at the time were ignored by authorities. The New York Post reported on Sunday this week that newly unveiled court papers show for the first time […]

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CIA Insider Warns: “25-Year Great Depression is About to Strike America”

According to one of the top minds in the U.S. Intelligence Community, that is when the United States will enter the darkest economic period in our nation’s history. A 25-year Great Depression. And alarmingly, he and his colleagues believe the evidence they’ve uncovered proves this outcome is impossible to avoid.

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Russia’s deployed nuclear capacity overtakes US for first time since 2000

Russia has 1,643 nuclear missiles ready to launch – one more than the US – according to an official State Department report. Both countries have been upgrading their active nuclear arsenals since the outbreak of the Ukrainian conflict. The US report is based on official figures exchanged between the two countries as part of the […]

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How Israel Out-Foxed US Presidents | Consortiumnews

After six years, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has nearly weathered his chilly relationship with President Obama and can expect to coast through the next two years ignoring Obama’s appeals. But Obama is not the first U.S. president to be played by Israel, as Morgan Strong wrote in 2010. At the end of a news conference […]

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Is World War III on?

Civil wars in Syria and Ukraine, the threat of ISIS, and now protests in Hong Kong. So far the UN has prevented a war from breaking out between super powers since the end of World War II, but recently the US has not gotten its way in the UNSC. By way of financial flows and […]

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Humbled Biden apologizes to UAE after accusing it of terrorism funding

US Vice President Joe Biden has made the latest in a series of chastening apologies, after the United Arab Emirates expressed “astonishment” at his Thursday remarks. Biden called US allies “the biggest problem” in fighting terrorism in the Middle East. Biden called Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and Deputy Defense Minister Mohammed bin Zayed on Sunday […]

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‘US-trained ISIS militants used to reorganize Middle East’

ISIS militants trained by US Special Forces have been used as a lever to create disorder and organize a Sharia state along the lines of an Islamic caliphate to the advantage of the US military, geopolitical analyst William Engdahl told RT. The US military has, in one way or another, been involved in the Middle […]

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Who’s to Blame for ISIS ‘Surprise’? | Consortiumnews

For several years, Official Washington blinded itself to the growing radicalism of the Syrian opposition, all the better to portray the Assad regime as the “bad guys” and the rebels as the “good guys.” Now, everyone is pointing fingers about the ISIS “surprise,” as ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar explains. The recent burst of recriminations […]

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“Biden tries to distance US from the mess in the Mideast”

Vice President Joe Biden, by blaming Washington’s allies for the spread of IS in Iraq and Syria, attempted to distance the US from the mess that is emerging in the Middle East, former MI5 agent Annie Machon told RT. Addressing students at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics at Harvard […]

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‘US won’t decide our policies’ – Sweden on Palestinian state recognition

Washington will not be the one to decide Sweden’s policies, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said after the US criticized Stockholm’s plans to officially recognize Palestine as a sovereign state. “It’s not the US that decides our politics,” Wallström said, adding that the new Swedish authorities expected to “get criticism” after their announcement on Palestinian […]

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European countries chose ‘destruction tactics for Ukraine’ from outset – Duma speaker

At the Autumn Meeting of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly (PA), Russian official Sergey Naryshkin made the Ukrainian crisis a top European security issue, while speaking at a conference on new security challenges in the region. At a meeting on “New Security Challenges: The Role of Parliaments” on Friday, Naryshkin, the Head of the Lower House […]

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The Why of Obama’s Failed Hope | Consortiumnews

The election of Barack Obama in 2008 brought hope and optimism to Americans and non-Americans alike. But after one and a half terms, the reality is sinking in that for all the promised change, it’s the “same old, same old.” The big question is why, writes Australian Greg Maybury. For folks who were fans of […]

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Russia to redeploy early warning radar in Crimea

Russia’s Space Forces are to modernize and again use an old radar station in Sevastopol, Crimea, part of Russia’s missile attack warning system until 2009. The station to be fully operational and providing data to the Russian military in 2016, Space Forces commander Lt. Gen. Aleksandr Golovko announced on Saturday.

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