After reading the news of Michael Hastings deadly car crash on the Economic Policy Journal.com and sharing Robert Wenzel’s post, Robert has added additional information in various posts that I will combine below for ease of reading.
Iceland's new government is no more apt to speed an entry into the EU than previous administrations. Representatives reaffirmed a halt to efforts to join the European Union. Reasons included worries over control of Iceland's resources and
Michael Hastings, the journalist whose reporting brought down the career of General Stanley McChrystal, has died in a car accident in Los Angeles, Rolling Stone reports. He was 33. Hastings' 2010 profile of McChrystal in the pages of Rolling St
In 1998, founder Jason Lurie had the idea to combine his love for African art, music, design, cuisine and crafts into a unique dining experience.
A glimpse at an enormous trove of leaked records about secret companies and accounts is being opened to the public in hope it will shed light on the murky world of offshore finance. The information, contained in a new online database released Frid
The rest of the world has found out that the U.S. government has been listening to their phone calls and watching what they do on the Internet and they do not like it one bit.
No surprise here.
How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat.
Radio host Scott Horton talks to the Young Americans for Liberty at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, April 24, 2013 on American policy toward North Korea and Iran and answers questions about US support for Chechen rebels and the wars Lib
Vladimir Putin's spokesman says any appeal for asylum from whistleblower who fled US will be looked at 'according to facts'
In a freshly strimmed corner of the grounds of the Grove Hotel, half a mile from the most important international policy conference in the world, something remarkable happened: the mainstream press showed up. In droves.
Often the public are unaware of the true machinations of rule over the world’s population….there are clandestine, secretive meetings that are held for the elite to exert undemocratic rule over an unsuspecting and overloaded/worked/stressed world popu
In the lush province of Esmeraldas, on Ecuador's northern border with Colombia, farmers are proud to say they produce "black gold".
After a century as an only child, the Panama Canal is about to get a sister. Nicaragua announced recently that it is awarding China a contract to build an alternative to the Panama Canal, a move that could have huge implications for everything ....
Vaughn Treude (local author and libertarian) on libertarian philosophy/issues - Tarrin Lupo (author/activist) provides us an update on what he's been doing (prepping and gardening) - Matthew Johnson (Pace and Conflict Resolution) from Turkey
Beijing: As complaints of sexual harassment of women in public transport increased here, the Beijing Police has warned women against wearing "minimal clothing" like mini skirts or hot pants while travelling in buses and subways.
Farmers in four African countries, the residents of plantations under the control of the Bolloré group, are organising coordinated actions this Wednesday, June 5th, as the group holds its general shareholders’ meeting.
This is a special first-hand report on the Cyprus disaster by George Rupert, a long-time ISIL member and American ex-pat.
President Dilma Rousseff's government said on Tuesday it would send 110 federal troops to the Brazilian farm state of Mato Grosso do Sul to try to prevent more violence between Indians claiming their ancestral territory and ranchers.
Police in Venezuela say they have seized nearly 2,500 rolls of toilet paper in an overnight raid of a clandestine warehouse storing scarce goods.
Stories have appeared about China’s military hacking into the computer systems of the American government and business and Chinese oil companies’ reaping of unfair gains in Iraq on the backs of dead American soldiers. Yet the threat from China in the
Protests have engulfed Turkey’s Taksim Square, and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan knows exactly what’s to blame: Twitter.
What began Friday as a small environmental rally protesting plans to tear down a six-square-block city park has ballooned into what by nearly all accounts is the largest and most-direct challenge to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's
EDINBURGH — Scottish author Stuart Walton, a sociology and criminology professor at the University of Abertay Dundee, warns that his country is now being used to test what he calls a “dystopian” plan in which every child, from birth, would be assigne
Egypt's highest court ruled the nation's interim parliament was illegally elected, though it stopped short of dissolving the chamber immediately, in a decision likely to fuel the tensions between the ruling Islamists and the judiciary.
How should a regulatory agency announce they have discovered something potentially very important about the safety of products they have been approving for over twenty years? In the course of analysis to identify potential allergens in GMO crops,
When it's suggested that our food system be comprised of millions of small, organic gardens, there's almost always someone who says that it isn't realistic.
Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi has joined human rights activists in criticizing a two-child limit imposed on Muslim families by authorities in areas of western Myanmar in an attempt to control their population.
Japan cancels tender to purchase U.S. wheat Asian consumers jittery about gene-altered food imports Importers to seek details from U.S. government (Recasts with details, quotes)
The Swiss government has agreed to meet US demands and disclose bank client names in a bid to resolve the long-standing tax-evasion dispute between the two countries, Switzerland's Finance Minister said on Wednesday.