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Putin second to ‘Nobody’ on world’s most powerful list – thinktank

Putin second to ‘Nobody’ on world’s most powerful list – thinktank

International political thinktank Eurasia Group has ranked Russian President Vladimir Putin second on its list of the world’s most powerful people. The first position is held by ‘Nobody,’ reflecting the perception of a world without a clear leader. The list, published by Foreign Policy magazine, ranks individuals’ ability to singlehandedly “bring about change that significantly affects […]

Fox suffers cognitive dissonance over Obama’s new immigration rule

Fox suffers cognitive dissonance over Obama’s new immigration rule

This week’s news that the White House is easing the process for illegal immigrants to become lawful US residents might seem simple enough, but Fox News has managed to spin it more way than one. News Corp’s Fox News enterprise didn’t shy away from this week’s story involving the new US Department of Homeland Security […]

Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’ (video)

Oliver Stone to RT: ‘US has become an Orwellian state’ (video)

Americans are living in an Orwellian state argue Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick, as they sit down with RT to discuss US foreign policy and the Obama administration’s disregard for the rule of law. Both argue that Obama is a wolf in sheep’s clothing and that people have forgiven him a […]

RT recalls 2012: Assange’s ordeal

RT recalls 2012: Assange’s ordeal

In 2012 Julian Assange was fighting against extradition in the UK courts. He lost and ended up in the Ecuadorian embassy: granted asylum, but unable to leave. Yet he managed to host his own show on RT, write a book and talk about freedom of speech. Ecuador granted political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on August […]

‘Abomination’: Rand Paul slams NDAA as bill passes US Senate

‘Abomination’: Rand Paul slams NDAA as bill passes US Senate

The controversial NDAA bill, which allows for the indefinite detention of US citizens, was approved by the Senate despite White House threats to veto the legislation. Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has decried the law as an “abomination.” The libertarian Republican voiced his concerns to a conference committee following the decision to give the present […]

Huffington Post blamed for murdered doctors in Pakistan

Huffington Post blamed for murdered doctors in Pakistan

The Huffington Post is being sued by a Panamanian man who says the website falsely credited him with an article that may have influenced a rash of killings in Pakistan targeting health workers who offer polio vaccinations. Attorney Juan Noriega of Panama City filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, DC against the Huffington Post, accusing […]

Richard Engel and NBC crew freed from captivity in Syria

Richard Engel and NBC crew freed from captivity in Syria

Four journalists from NBC News have escaped safely after being held in captivity in Syria for five days. NBC News confirmed early Tuesday that chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and three other crew members are free nearly a week after being captured while on assignment overseas. According to the organization, Engel and his colleagues were […]

The UN asks for control over the world’s Internet

The UN asks for control over the world’s Internet

Members of the United Nation’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have agreed to work towards implementing a standard for the Internet that would allow for eavesdropping on a worldwide scale. At a conference in Dubai this week, the ITU members decided to adopt the Y.2770 standard for deep packet inspection, a top-secret proposal by way of […]

Can Cannabis Cure & Prevent Cancer?

Can Cannabis Cure & Prevent Cancer?

Martin Lee is the author of Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific and is director of Project CBD, a non-profit educational service dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical utility of cannabidiol (CBD) and other components of the Cannabis plant. In the seminar, Lee will discuss various […]