5 Reasons Why Ron Paul Is The National Security Candidate. Saman MohammadiPrisonplanet.com January 22, 2012 Ron Paul is not simply the anti-war candidate.
He is also the national security candidate. This is an important truth that is overlooked. Chile hit by violent anti-government protests. "The great depression is underway" – Celente. Max Keiser - 'America will lose its sovereignty' Wall Street making money on debt-ceiling bickering – Keiser. “US debt deal is not a victory” US has to cut $20 trillion or face the crisis. US must make cuts or risk economic failure. Greece debt crisis: The 'we won't pay' anti-austerity revolt. Among the chic bars along Thessaloniki's historic waterfront, one restaurant stands out.
"We want our money! " reads a banner dangling from the terrace of an American-themed diner and grill. Government alarm at citizens' revolt as tent protests spread. Israel's tent city protests over housing are growing by the day, and the mood of civil activism is spreading to other issues.
The voices saying this is a serious crisis for Binyamin Netanyahu and his government are getting louder. I visited a protesters in Jerusalem a week ago, and two days later I was in Rothschild Boulevard in Tel Aviv, where the protests began and which is the biggest of the tent cities which have now spread to at least 25 towns. European policymakers struggle for united front to save Greece. Leaders of the 17 eurozone countries, plus European central bankers and commissioners, will hold an emergency summit in Brussels on Thursday in the latest, probably the biggest, effort to settle Europe's sovereign debt crisis.
The stakes are huge, with the leaders under enormous pressure from the markets, the Americans and the vulnerable parties in the eurozone to agree a new rescue package for Greece and more broadly to ringfence the euro. After 15 months of ad hoc measures, muddling through, and playing for time, Europe's leaders may be facing a date with destiny. But with deep divisions over how to resolve the long running crisis, it is not clear that they can summon the political will to supply persuasive answers to the big questions they are being asked. Frantic efforts were under way on Monday to try to reach a deal that will be blessed by the leaders on Thursday. But the five main camps each have a different view on the crisis and how to solve it, leaving Europe divided.
Berlin Paris. Afghanistan government under threat after second assassination in a week. The assassination of a close ally and mentor of Hamid Karzai a week after the killing of the president's powerful half-brother has raised new questions over whether Afghanistan's precarious power structure could collapse even before the departure of western combat troops in 2014.
Jan Muhammad Khan was killed when two gunmen stormed his walled compound in Kabul on Sunday night, holding off Afghan security forces until Monday morning. The attackers also gunned down an MP from Khan's home province, Uruzgan, before being killed themselves. The assassinations of the two powerful warlords, who once seemed unassailable, have caused widespread shock. Ahmed Shah Behsad, an MP from Herat, said: "These killings show the weakness of failure of Karzai's politics. Rupert Murdoch's empire must be dismantled – Ed Miliband. Moscow to double in geographical size to ease overcrowding. US debt crisis: Obama warns of 'tax rise for all' if deal cannot be done. Barack Obama has warned that the US is "running out of time" to raise the limit on US government borrowing and that failure to do so will lead in effect to a tax increase for all Americans, because a downgrade of the country's credit rating would cause an interest rate rise.
The president's warning was reinforced by a threat from the ratings agency Standard & Poor's to strip the US of its AAA standing if no long-term political deal is reached to tackle government spending and debt. As Obama and Republican leaders in Congress continued to wrangle over the terms for approving an increase in the US's $14.3 trillion (£8.9tn) debt ceiling by the 2 August deadline – with Republicans rejecting Obama's demand that tax increases for the wealthy accompany sharp budget cuts – the president warned ordinary Americans of the seriousness of the situation.
"This is not some abstract issue. US debt: how big is it and who owns it? US debt: who owns it and how big is it?
Photograph: Corbis US federal debt is still a record high. This week it passed a milestone: the fourth straight year the deficit has passed the $1tn mark. The fight to rescue the Arab spring. The historic revolutions that have rippled through the Arab world this year were in danger of eclipse on Friday night as protesters returned to the streets to profess their disgust at how the movement is being stymied by regimes old and new.
Six months after the Arab spring claimed its first dictator, the main squares of Cairo and Tunis were again alive with protest, teargas and fury at the resistance to change shown by interim authorities. In Syria activists said at least 19 people had been killed in the latest crackdown against protests that have convulsed the country for more than four months. At least seven people were killed in Yemen amid a political limbo that appears no closer to resolution. And in Jordan a heavy security presence policed pro- and anti-reform demonstrations which turned violent.
The scenes served as a reminder that following the euphoria of the Arab spring, little concrete progress towards reform has been made. Egypt. Pakistani generals 'helped sell nuclear secrets' North Korean soldiers.
An official paid $3.5m to two Pakistani generals in exchange for nuclear information, according to a letter. F.B.I. Giving Agents New Powers in Revised Manual. FBI wants instant access to British identity data. Senior British police officials are talking to the FBI about an international database to hunt for major criminals and terrorists.
The US-initiated programme, "Server in the Sky", would take cooperation between the police forces way beyond the current faxing of fingerprints across the Atlantic. Allies in the "war against terror" - the US, UK, Australia, Canada and New Zealand - have formed a working group, the International Information Consortium, to plan their strategy. Biometric measurements, irises or palm prints as well as fingerprints, and other personal information are likely to be exchanged across the network. The UN Is Aiding a Corporate Takeover of Drinking Water. July 3, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. CEO Water Mandate.
The CEO Water Mandate was launched in July 2007 as part of the United Nations' voluntary corporate social responsibility program, the UN Global Compact.  According to the UN website, the Mandate is "a unique public-private initiative designed to assist companies in the development, implementation and disclosure of water sustainability policies and practices. " On January 26, 2010, the the CEO Water Mandate was awarded the Public Eye Greenwash Award for exhibiting "irresponsible and damaging behavior. "   In granting the award, Public Eye described the Mandate as a "club" of corporations that profit financially from water as a primary resource, such as Nestlé, Coca-Cola and Dow Chemical.
Members of this "club" "profess to be combatting the water crisis alongside U.N. organizations and NGOs. Woman Gang-Raped by 7 Halliburton Employees "Signed Away" Her Right to Sue? How Justice Has Become the Privilege of Corporations. June 29, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: EPA Raises "Major Red Flag" for $7 Billion Tar Sands Pipeline.
Indigenous Activists Fight Building of Massive Pipelines from Tar Sands through US. March 30, 2011 | Like this article? US Landowners Fighting Back Against Pipeline That Would Run From Alberta to the Gulf Coast. In an earlier life, David Daniel jumped through fire and performed a motorcycle stunt called the Wheel of Death. For his second act, he picked a fight with a $7bn oil pipeline set to run through Texas.
A Threat to the New Energy Economy. TransCanada Pipeline Spills 21,000 Gallons of Oil in North Dakota. TransCanada has said its Keystone I pipeline spilled 500 barrels (21,000 gallons) of oil in North Dakota on Saturday morning. 15-Year-Old Girl Faces Life in Prison for a Miscarriage? Why Conservatives Are Criminalizing Pregnant Women. US Rejects Pakistani Demand to Leave Air Base. Special Relationship: Global Snatch and Grab is the Law of the Land. That Her Majesty's subjects may be kidnapped (and that was the precise term used by the government of the United States) by agents of the United States at any time — and there is not a bloody thing that Her Majesty can do about it.
Snatch! Long arm of US law pulling 'suspects' from home Extraordinary rendition by the United States. Extraordinary rendition or irregular rendition is the apprehension and extrajudicial transfer of a person from one country to another. During the United States war on terror under the administration of President George W. Bush, the term became associated with US practices of abducting and transferring terrorism suspects to countries known to employ torture for the purpose of interrogation.
The process has continued under the Barack Obama administration, though new rules have been put in place that claim to prevent torture of abducted individuals; in August 2009, U.S. Snatched by States: Russian pilot faces trial on US soil Long Arm of Mossad: 'Secret kidnap plot' fails to fool suspect's wife 1 7 2011 Gaddafi's son claims Nato wants deal with Libya. Yellowstone river suffers oil spill. An Exxon Mobil pipeline that runs under the Yellowstone river in Montana ruptured on Saturday, leaking hundreds of barrels of oil and causing a 25-mile (40km) plume that has fouled the riverbank.
Germany votes to end nuclear power by 2022. US extends drone strikes to Somalia. Riyadh will build nuclear weapons if Iran gets them, Saudi prince warns. Greece austerity plan: what is being voted on. Greece austerity vote and demonstrations - live updates. The Hidden Cost of Saving the Euro: ECB's Balance Sheet Contains Massive Risks - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International. Here's What's Going To Happen When Greece Defaults. What happens when Greece defaults. Greece debt crisis: how exposed is your bank? Greek debt crisis threatens to wreck EU's political future. Greek reforms may be hard to deliver, warns deputy prime minister.
Power struggles on the Manitoba border (03/05) Citizens across world oppose nuclear power, poll finds. Nservationists discover more than 1,000 species in New Guinea. New Guinea's newly discovered species - in pictures. Tepco unveils plan to seal Fukushima reactors - video. Chinese dissident Hu Jia is 'freer, not free' after prison release. Libya unveils its latest weapon against Nato: women at arms. Harper parties in mining town as Canada keeps asbestos off hazardous list. Calgary-based oil and gas firm to admit to bribing Bangladeshi minister. Outcry in America as pregnant women who lose babies face murder charges. Bravado masks fatalism among Britain's Greek diaspora. Barack Obama rebuked for Libya action by US House of Representatives. Canada backs Carstens as IMF head. Can Canada really be scared of free-thinking? Net neutrality enshrined in Dutch law. French ex-minister charged with rape. Trust Afghanistan's forces to secure country's future, says Hamid Karzai.
US warship in Black Sea “security threat” to Russia – Foreign Ministry. China News, China Business News, Taiwan and Hong Kong News and Business. Russians Say U.S. Naval Visit to Black Sea "Threat to Our Security." Are They Right. Obama Opposed to Being Given Total War Power. Forensic evidence emerges that European e.coli superbug was bioengineered to produce human fatalities. Firm to build centre on 'safe' oil development. Warn public on hazardous materials, says top MD. Fact Check: Can Harper really reform the Senate? - CTV News. EPA worried by TransCanada's Keystone pipeline - Business. Group calls on Canada to make access to water a right. Italy: Silvio Berlusconi pressed to make tax cuts by rightwing partner. G20 protest death officer to appear in court. When will we see solar panels on the White House? A perfect storm of stupid.
China evacuates 500,000 as flooding breaks worst drought in 50 years. Biofuel jet to make first non-stop trans-ocean flight. Germany climbs down over Greece bailout demands. Hardline IMF forced Germany to guarantee Greek bailout. Europe warned of financial chaos over Greek debt crisis. Fukushima nuclear plant may have suffered 'melt-through', Japan admits. Japan doubles Fukushima radiation leak estimate. Nuclear power: If Japan and Germany don't need it, why does anyone? International Energy Agency fears higher emissions if nuclear power is cut. How nuclear disaster forced Japan to be frugal with energy.
Decline and fall of the American empire. Conservatives will talk taxes and treason at convention. Tory convention to consider 'high treason' punishment proposal. US credit rating downgrade prompts warning from China.