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Life or Death: Small Island Nation of Tuvalu Pleads for Climate Resolution, Signs Cancun Accord

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Felicity Arbuthnot – Julian Assange, Tariq Aziz, a Death Sentence and the United Nations Day of International Human Rights

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From Global Research:

Julian Assange, Tariq Aziz, a Death Sentence and the United Nations Day of International Human Rights

by Felicity Arbuthnot

The avalanche of proof provided by Wikileaks that the U.S., and U.K., governments have been indulging in what millions have been convinced of for a very long time: just about every kind of underhand, lying, cheating, muderous skulduggery, with quite an enlightening amount of sneering and back biting towards their “allies.” Predictably, they are now moving heaven and earth to shoot the messenger.

If every government Minister who had allegedly indulged in a frolic with a couple of ladies had an international arrest warrant issued against him, as in the case of Julian Assange, there would be some pretty empty parliaments. In Canada, Professor Tom Flanagan, a former advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, went further, proposing that assassination was appropriate. Speaking on CBC., he suggested that President “Nobel” Obama should: “put out a contract and maybe use a drone or something.” When the programme’s anchor suggested this was :”… pretty harsh stuff”, Flanagan responded that he was: “… feeling very manly today.” Is there a doctor out there?

In the U.S., former Presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee and ex-Pentagon official Kathleen McFarland, called for the execution of those responsible. McFarland, comes from the Reagan, Weinberger, Kissinger stable of “manly” stallions, having worked in a key position for the former, been a speech writer for the second and a key member of the latter’s National Security Council staff. Huckabee is former Governor of Arkansas, now host on Fox News and a Baptist Minister – clearly of Old Testament, hellfire and damnation persuasion.

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Wikileaks: Canadian Climate Change Coverup

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Stephen Lendman – The Fix Is In: Expect Democrats to Buckle

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From: Mathaba:

The Fix Is In: Expect Democrats to Buckle

Posted: 2010/12/12

by Stephen Lendman

The criminal class in Washington is bipartisan. On core issues, Democrats are no different from Republicans. Expect more bluster before caving like Obama, enacting his deal with the devil worth up to $1 trillion dollars. The lion’s share goes to corporations and America’s wealthy, middle and low income workers getting crumbs. The fix is in. It’ll happen, promoted as stimulus to create jobs and revive economic growth. Not so. More on that below.

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Bernie Sanders (I-VT) Denounces Obama-GOP Tax Cut in 8.5-Hour Senate Speech (Highlights)

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Vanity Fair – Deadly Medicine

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From Vanity Fair:

Deadly Medicine

Prescription drugs kill some 200,000 Americans every year. Will that number go up, now that most clinical trials are conducted overseas—on sick Russians, homeless Poles, and slum-dwelling Chinese—in places where regulation is virtually nonexistent, the F.D.A. doesn’t reach, and “mistakes” can end up in pauper’s graves? The authors investigate the globalization of the pharmaceutical industry, and the U.S. Government’s failure to rein in a lethal profit machine.

By Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele

January 2011

You wouldn’t think the cities had much in common. Iaşi, with a population of 320,000, lies in the Moldavian region of Romania. Mégrine is a town of 24,000 in northern Tunisia, on the Mediterranean Sea. Tartu, Estonia, with a population of 100,000, is the oldest city in the Baltic States; it is sometimes called ‘the Athens on the Emajõgi.” Shenyang, in northeastern China, is a major industrial center and transportation hub with a population of 7.2 million.

These places are not on anyone’s Top 10 list of travel destinations. But the advance scouts of the pharmaceutical industry have visited all of them, and scores of similar cities and towns, large and small, in far-flung corners of the planet. They have gone there to find people willing to undergo clinical trials for new drugs, and thereby help persuade the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to declare the drugs safe and effective for Americans.

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2001 A Space Odyssey (13 part playlist)

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