Deposing despots doesn’t eliminate corruption

Deposing despots doesn’t eliminate corruption

On February 6, 2013 by stratagem
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Source:AP/ToI An international monitoring group on Wednesday warned that excessive secrecy in Mideast security agencies leaves countries like Egypt, Libya and Tunisia open to corruption even after the overthrow of authoritarian regimes. Continued...

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Black Market for Body Parts Spreads Among the Poor in Europe

Black Market for Body Parts Spreads Among the Poor in Europe

On June 29, 2012 by stratagem
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BELGRADE, Serbia —Pavle Mircov and his partner, Daniella, nervously scan their e-mail in-box every 15 minutes, desperate for economic salvation: a buyer willing to pay nearly $40,000 for one of their kidneys. The...

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Thousands remain in secret Libya prisons: UN

Thousands remain in secret Libya prisons: UN

On May 11, 2012 by stratagem
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Phantom Report Notes; United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973-demands the immediate establishment of a ceasefire and a complete end to violence and all attacks against, and abuses of, civilians.    About 4 000...

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Bomb blast hits Greek government ministry responsible for axeing 150,000 jobs

Bomb blast hits Greek government ministry responsible for axeing 150,000 jobs

On April 9, 2012 by stratagem
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A bomb exploded outside a Greek ministry responsible for axing 150,000 public sector jobs last night – apparently in protest at government spending cuts. Windows were smashed and desks were damaged in the...

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Greece’s rise in the suicide rate

Greece’s rise in the suicide rate

On April 5, 2012 by stratagem
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Dimitris Christoulas, the 77-year-old retired pharmacist who shot himself on Syntagma Square in Athens because, as he said in the note he left behind, he would rather die than scavenge in rubbish bins...

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Faces beyond the numbers of long-term unemployed

Faces beyond the numbers of long-term unemployed

On February 11, 2012 by stratagem
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Long term unemployment is rising. The government/corporate propaganda machine constantly promoting economy recovery is on the horizon. If you truly believe the propaganda machine [lies], you are not as informed as you should...

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Greek police union wants to arrest EU/IMF officials

Greek police union wants to arrest EU/IMF officials

On February 10, 2012 by stratagem
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Oppression eventually leads to a state of war   Source: Reuters Greece’s largest police union has threatened to issue arrest warrants for officials from the country’s European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders...

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Greece cuts 15,000 public sector jobs

Greece cuts 15,000 public sector jobs

On February 6, 2012 by stratagem
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Greece government [controlled and influenced by the elite]  has sold it’s sovereignty to corporations and bankers without the approval of the Greek populous.   GREECE has agreed to lay off 15,000 public sector...

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Romanian government collapses amid public outrage over austerity

Romanian government collapses amid public outrage over austerity

On February 6, 2012 by stratagem
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It is just a matter of time before the U.S. government cuts back on debt and spending by implementing austerity onto the backs of the American taxpayer.  End result = protest in the...

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Germany wants Greece to give up its sovereignty to European Banksters

Germany wants Greece to give up its sovereignty to European Banksters

On January 28, 2012 by stratagem
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UPDATE: Greeks reject German plan for EU budget commissioner Lucas Papademos, PM of Greece is a technocrat [technical term for banker] . Lucas Papademos will do as he is told. FYI: What price the...

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Your iPhone Was Built, In Part, By 13 Year-Olds Working 16 Hours A Day For 70 Cents An Hour

Your iPhone Was Built, In Part, By 13 Year-Olds Working 16 Hours A Day For 70 Cents An Hour

On January 15, 2012 by stratagem
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>> Source: Business Insider The Chinese city of Shenzhen is where most of our “crap” is made. 30 years ago, Shenzhen was a little village on a river. Now it’s a city of...

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Fears of oil shutdown as Nigerian strike continues

Fears of oil shutdown as Nigerian strike continues

On January 14, 2012 by stratagem
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Nigeria’s government and labour unions have failed to end a paralysing nationwide strike over high gasoline costs, potentially sparking an oil production shutdown in a nation vital to US oil supplies. Nigeria Labour...

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Police seize biggest Rio slum as World Cup clean-up begins

Police seize biggest Rio slum as World Cup clean-up begins

On November 14, 2011 by stratagem
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A heavily armed, 3,000-strong security force backed by helicopters took control of Rio’s largest slum in a major operation to expel drug traffickers and prove Brazil can be a peaceful venue for the...

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400,000 children will fall into relative poverty by 2015

400,000 children will fall into relative poverty by 2015

On October 11, 2011 by stratagem
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The government shakeup of the tax and benefits system will result in a further 400,000 children falling into relative poverty during this parliament, leaving Britain on course to miss legally binding targets to...

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Saudi Arabia: Police ‘open fire’ on protesters

On October 5, 2011 by stratagem
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 Douglas: United Nations? NATO? U.S.? EU? Exiled Saudi dissidents said police had sealed off the village of Awwamiya after using live fire to disperse Shia protesters on Monday night. They claimed 20 people...

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