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India flaunts strategic autonomy on Red Square

Posted by seumasach on May 12, 2015

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

6th May, 2015

The seventieth anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany falls this weekend. The World War II erupted when India’s freedom struggle was nearing the high noon and the demand was rising to a crescendo that Britain should “quit” India. There were two opinions in India at that time as to who was India’s bigger enemy – Britain or Japan. Unsurprisingly, in zero sum terms, it appeared to many that Britain’s defeat meant India’s victory.

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Is Wi-Fi making your child ill?

Posted by seumasach on May 10, 2015

Powerful interests are behind the role out of Wi-fi in schools but the interests of children’s education and health are not one of them. Despite overwhelming evidence spanning over 50 years the likes of Dr Simon Mann can still come out with this:“We do not think the balance of available scientific evidence on radiofrequency has shifted and, as such, our position remains that PHE [Public Health England] sees no reason why Wi-Fi should not continue to be used in schools and in other places,”

Dr Erica Mallery-Blyhte is a brave woman who deserves the support of all right-minded people

Telegraph

9th May, 2015

Six years ago, Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe moved to the country, stopped carrying a mobile phone and sacrificed a successful career in emergency medicine to focus on a new medical interest – radiation emitted by Wi-Fi, mobiles and other wireless devices.

She is now one of the country’s few professional advisers on medical conditions related to radiofrequency (RF) radiation and other electromagnetic fields (EMFs).

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Will spying for US be the end of Merkel?

Posted by seumasach on May 9, 2015

Russia Insider

8th May, 2015

The blame game has long since begun in the German capital, as have efforts to determine who knew what and when and who misled which supervisory authority and when. Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has become entangled in inconsistencies. Chancellery head Peter Altmaier and several of his predecessors are under fire.

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Kerry ‘issuing a warning’ to EU on Russia sanctions

Posted by seumasach on May 5, 2015

It is hard to see what Kerry expects to achieve from this other than another own goal. At it’s height the US empire didn’t threaten, they acted- everyone who mattered knew why. Now they are highlighting division and almost encouraging the breaking of ranks.

RT

30th April, 2015

John Kerry admitted the EU and the US have disagreements by issuing a warning and letting them know that if Europe doesn’t keep the sanctions against Russia “there is going to be something to pay,” Daniel McAdams of the Ron Paul Peace Institute told RT.

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‘Italy can’t afford to close doors to Russia’

Posted by seumasach on May 5, 2015

RT

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has said that “Italy can’t afford to close the doors to Russia” and “can’t cut ties” with Moscow. His statements come just days after Italian officials postulated that the sanctions against Russia may be lifted.

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Russian missile sale to Iran involves unseen deals with Israel

Posted by seumasach on May 5, 2015

Bloomberg

4th May, 2015

Last month, when President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced plans to sell a powerful anti-missile system to Iran before the lifting of international sanctions, Israel was quick to join the U.S. in expressing shock and anger.

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Dollar no more

Posted by seumasach on May 3, 2015

Sputnik

30th April, 2015

In early 2014, Justin Yifu Lin, the former World Bank Chief Economist, blamed the dominance of the US dollar for global economic crises and said it should be eliminated as the world’s reserve currency. According to Lin, the solution would be to replace the national currency with a global currency.

In the recent months, several countries, including Russia, China, India and Turkey, have decided to ditch the US dollar in their foreign trade, often paying for products in gold or other agreed on currencies.

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Britain’s fragile finances are a political no-go area

Posted by seumasach on May 3, 2015

Liam Halligan

Telegraph

2nd May, 2015

Aren’t financial assets “simply pumped up by printed money?” Don’t share prices “need to adjust downward by something like 50pc?” Is it “really the case that if Greece leaves monetary union, other countries won’t follow?” It must “surely be wrong to try solving a debt problem by taking on even more debt?”

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The dwindling US economy

Posted by seumasach on May 2, 2015

Paul Craig Roberts

Institute For Political Economy

29th April, 2015

The announcement today (April 29) of a barely positive GDP first quarter 2015 growth rate of 0.2 percent (two-tenths of one percent) is an intentional exaggeration.

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China overtakes US as Australia’s top foreign investors

Posted by seumasach on May 2, 2015

PressTV

1st May, 2015

China has surpassed the United States to become Australia’s largest foreign investor, official data show.

Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) said in its annual report on Thursday that China spent over AUD 27.7 billion (USD 21.8 billion) in Australia’s market in the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2014, far outstripping the United States and Canada with AUD 17.5 billion and AUD 15.4 billion, respectively.

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What is the real military situation in Afghanistan today ?

Posted by seumasach on April 29, 2015

Asia Times

28th April, 2015

On March 19, 2015 New York Times reported that the Afghan peace process was still a long-cherished dream since the Taliban are unable to resolve their “internal differences” over the question of holding a dialogue with the U.S. and its allies.  It further reported that since peace couldn’t be expected to take shape under such a scenario, the Afghan government, as well as U.S. officials, were mulling the possibility of yet another year of “bloody fighting with the insurgents.” Reflecting this situation, the Times report had an ‘apt’ title:More U.S. Troops Seen Staying in Afghanistan

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