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Video: ‘Profit is Banksters’ God’: 70K Russians with dollar & euro mortgages can’t afford to live

The sharp drop in oil prices sent ripples across the global economy. The Russian rouble, for instance, literally fell off a cliff in 2015, losing over 50 per cent of its … Via Youtube

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Video: On the brink: Decision-makers flock to Davos to save global economy

The world’s wealthy movers and shakers have gathered in the ski-resort of Davos, as plunging oil prices and turbulent markets, fuel fears of a new economic … Via Youtube

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Video: Bottom of barrel: Crude oversupply makes producers cut oil output to stabilize market

The oil price dropped to a 13-year low on Monday trading below $28 per barrel. Large oil producers are struggling to keep the economy afloat, with the global … Via Youtube

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Video: Kurds take oil refinery from ISIS in Hasakah (EXCLUSIVE)

Kurdish soldiers in Syria managed to seize strategic territory, including large oil refineries, and continue to force the extremists back. RT’s correspondent Murad … Via Youtube

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Video: Turkey’s illegal oil deals with ISIS fueling terrorists – captured Daesh fighter

The former ISIS memeber revealed details about Turkey’s alleged oil links to the terror group. He said that the oil is sold via several businessmen and traders, … Via Youtube

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Video: Angry Libyans lash out at Obama’s independence congratulations

In a message to the Libyan people, the US President said the 2011 Libyan revolution liberated them from “42 years of dictatorship.” Now there are “profound … Via Youtube

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Video: Surveillance footage: Oil tankers, trucks under heavy bombing in Syria by Russian Air Force

The aerial video shows Russian Air Force bombing of heavy-duty trucks transporting oil from Iraq to Turkey. The footage was made in the vicinity of Zakho (a city … Via Youtube

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Video: Norway knew ISIS oil ends up in Turkey back in July – newly leaked report

A newly-leaked report on illegal oil sales by Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL), which was ordered to be compiled by Norway, has revealed that most of the … Via Youtube

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Video: US lifts 40-y.o. ban on crude export amid plummeting oil price

USA has lifted a 40-year-old ban on exports of crude oil – despite historically low prices and a saturated global market. The measure is part of a budget plan for … Via Youtube

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Video: Suicide rate up 30% – Canada’s rocketing numbers linked to oil industry layoffs

Huge job cuts in the oil producing Canadian province of Alberta are coinciding with a dramatic increase in local suicide rates. In the first six months of 2014 there … Via Youtube

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Video: ‘Saudis playing dangerous game as oil prices plunge’

The Russian economy, which is heavily reliant on oil prices, is bearing the brunt of the low oil prices. For more on the falling oil and what it means for the … Via Youtube

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Video: ISIS Oil Empire: ‘It’s not smugglers with donkeys, it’s huge business with Turkey main conduit’

Amid a discord in relations over a serious violation of Iraq’s sovereignty by Turkey’s deployment of ground troops, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi accused … Via Youtube

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Video: Russian airstrikes target 1458 terror sites in Syria

Illegal oil trade by the terrorists was also targeted by the Russian Air Force, “12 oil pump stations, eight oil fields and refineries, and over 170 oil tanker trucks” … Via Youtube

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Video: US State Dept dismisses Russian evidence of Turkey aiding ISIS

The Pentagon rushed to defend Turkey, calling it an important partner in the fight against terrorists, despite earlier claims from Washington that Ankara was … Via Youtube

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Video: ‘Turkish government to blame for terrorist funding’ – retired US Army Major General

Russia is preparing a draft UN resolution aimed at cutting off financing to terrorist groups, including ISIS. The jihadi group makes up to 1.5 million dollars a day … Via Youtube

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Video: Combat cam: Russian warplanes target ISIS oil facilities in Syria

Russian Defense Ministry showcases footage of targeting ISIS oil facilities in Syria. RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

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Video: ‘Turkey openly fuels war in Syria’ – fmr Lebanon PM

RT spoke to a former Prime Minister of Lebanon, Michel Aoun, who believes Ankara has been among the major contributors to the spread of the jihadists. Via Youtube

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Video: ‘ISIS managed to sell oil to Turkey on black market at less than 50% of global prices’ – Iraqi MP

A member of the Iraqi Parliament, Dr Mowaffak al Rubaie, tells RT how ISIS manages to earn millions of dollars selling oil on the black market in Turkey and … Via Youtube

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Video: ‘Erdogan backs extremist fundamentalists’ – fmr Lebanon president

Moscow has accused Turkey of helping Islamic State in the illegal oil trade which helps finance the terrorist group. According to analysts, Russian airstrikes in … Via Youtube

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Video: RAW: 15 killed in helicopter crash in Siberia

At least 15 people were killed and 10 injured when a helicopter crashed on the frozen Yenisei River in Russia’s Kranoyarsk Territory. The Mil Mi-8 made a hard … Via Youtube

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Video: ‘How did it happen in real life?’ Russian pilot’s first interview after surviving Su-24 crash

No warnings from Turkish jets before attack, missile hit unexpectedly in the tail of the bomber, says Russian Su-24 rescued pilot, who gave first interview at … Via Youtube

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Video: Combat cam: Massive bombardment of ISIS oil refineries, tankers by Russian warplanes

Russian airstrikes have torched more than 1000 tankers taking stolen crude oil to Islamic State refineries. This blow against the jihadists comes as the Russian … Via Youtube

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Video: CrossTalk: Returning to Growth

It is happening, slowly but surely – Russia’s economy is expected to return to growth some time next year. How has this recession changed the country, and is … Via Youtube

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Video: Combat Cam: Russian jets destroy ISIS oil refinery & tanker trucks in Syria

Russian Air Force jets carried out airstrikes against an oil refinery controlled by Islamic State in Syria on Wednesday and destroyed around 500 fuel tanker … Via Youtube

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Video: Oil on Fire: Russian jets destroy ISIS refineries, trucks and wells

Russia has stepped up its air strikes on Islamic state over the last few days. It’s now targeting the transport of the oil which brings in much of ISIS funding . Via Youtube

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Video: Chevron’s key witness admits lying in Ecuador pollution trial

Oil giant Chevron’s intensive oil extraction in Ecuador caused enormous damages to the environment. When Texaco left Ecuador in 1992, it left behind a … Via Youtube

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Shouldn’t the U.S. Compensate Syria for Invading?

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Eric Zuesse On Friday the 30th of October, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that he will send 50 U.S. Special Forces soldiers into Syrian territory, though Syria has presented no threat to U.S. national security and has not invaded any country. ...

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Video: OPEC pump fiction: Ecuador sells oil for less that it costs to produce

World energy market is suffering from the worst oil price slump over the last 6 years. One of the OPEC group states – Ecuador – has been brought to its knees. Via Youtube

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Video: Keiser Report: $32 trillion in pointless trading (E799)

In this special episode of the Keiser Report from Chicago, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the $32 trillion in pointless trading each and every year, which … Via Youtube

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Putin Giving Up on Assad, Says Erdogan

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Eric Zuesse Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was asked by an interviewer last week, “On the question of Syria, have you seen changes in the attitude of Russian President Putin?” and Erdogan replied: “As compared to the past, there is ...

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Video: ‘Syria on US hit list just like Libya, airstrikes really a provocation’ ex-Air Force lt

The US has been carrying out airstrikes against ISIS in Syria for almost a year, and the latest decision to bomb Syrian government forces in order to “protect” … Via Youtube

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Video: New companies, new names: Further sanctions imposed against Russia over Crimea, E Ukraine crisis

The United States has imposed further sanctions against Russia over the events in eastern Ukraine and Crimea. Eleven more people and 15 more companies … Via Youtube

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Video: Shell No: Greenpeace activists go extreme to block icebreaker from reaching Arctic oil rig

Greenpeace protesters hang from and paddle under iconic St. John’s bridge in Portland, blockading a Royal Dutch icebreaker in port. The MSV Fennica was … Via Youtube

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Video: Oil Dip: Prices tumble to 3 month low on Iran deal news

Oil prices have tumbled to a three-month low on news of the agreement with Iran. For more RT is joined by Gerald Celente – publisher of the Trends Journal RT … Via Youtube

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Video: Wall of fire: Mortar attacks cause huge blaze at Aden refinery

A refinery in Yemen located in the city of Aden was in flames after several mortar shells hit three of the facility’s storage tanks, which contained oil and other fuel … Via Youtube

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Video: Iraq Battleground: Shiite militia, security troops battle ISIS militants

Shiite militiamen made some progress in Iraq’s Anbar province against Islamic State group militants on Thursday. Most areas in the Saqlawiyah district are under … Via Youtube

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Video: Did BP Get Off Cheaply? Antonia Juhasz on $18.7B Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

http://democracynow.org -BP has reached an $18.7 billion settlement to resolve all government claims resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, the … Via Youtube

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Video: RAW: Shia militants battle ISIS for oil refinery town of Baiji

Shia militants battled with ISIS fighters for the northern Iraqi town of Baiji, which contains the country’s largest oil refinery. ISIS attacked using two suicide car … Via Youtube

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Video: Friendly Spying: Wikileaks reveals NSA ‘economic espionage’ of French companies

Last month, the US government charged six Chinese nationals with economic espionage – claiming they stole secret wireless technology from American … Via Youtube

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Bill Gates’s Idiocy (or Is It Psychopathy?)

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Eric Zuesse Bill Gates was interviewed in the Thursday June 25th Financial Times, about global warming investments, and he said some remarkably stupid things, but explaining what he said requires a lot of intelligence; so, maybe what he said isn’t ...

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Video: Ukraine oil depot fire ‘catastrophic’, EU ‘may face acid rain’

Ukraine and the EU may suffer from acid rain, following a huge blaze at an oil and gas storage facility near Kiev.Local residents described to RT a Silent Hill-like … Via Youtube

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Video: Huge fire breaks out at oil depot in Kiev region

A huge blaze has broken out at an oil depot on the outskirts of Kiev, injuring four people. The depot, owned by BRSM oil, has been alight for several hours, with … Via Youtube

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Video: RAW: Firefighters battle huge oil depot blaze in Ukraine nr Kiev, gas pipeline in danger

Firefighters die combating massive blaze at fuel storage facility near Kiev. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/52b9oi RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air Subscribe to RT! Via Youtube

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Video: Aerial footage: Huge plumes of black smoke billow from burning oil depot near Kiev

A massive fire has been raging at a Ukrainian oil depot on the outskirts of Kiev. It has triggered a series of explosions that reportedly killed up to four people. Via Youtube

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Gallup: Americans Say Gov’t. Must Protect Environment More; Republicans Say ‘No!’

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Eric Zuesse A Gallup poll issued on April 13th headlines “Americans Choose the Environment Over Energy Development,” and on April 9th another report from Gallup was titled “About Half in U.S. Say Environmental Protection Falls Short.” The bottom-line from both findings is that “the U.S. government” isn’t doing ...

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Ukraine’s Economy Plunges: So, Who Should Pay for It?

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Eric Zuesse According to Ukrainian news-accounts, Ukraine’s economy is rapidly falling. On April 2nd was reported that “Sales of new cars in Ukraine fell to the lowest in 15 years,” and that March’s sales-volume (number of cars sold) was 23% less than that ...

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Germany’s Merkel Comes Out as Basically a U.S. Agent

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News On Wednesday, April 1st, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved a measure to bring fracking (the patents for which are owned mainly by “large American companies, including Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Schlumberger”) into Germany. This is ...

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Gallup Finds: Among Conservatives, Education Increases False Belief

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Eric Zuesse 100% agreement among scientists does not exist on anything, not even on basic laws of physics; but there are some scientific topics where the degree of expert consensus is near 100%, and human-caused (or “anthropogenic”) global warming is ...

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America’s Global Dominance (Since WW II) Has Just Ended

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Eric Zuesse On March 22nd, I headlined “Why the Western Alliance Is Ending,” and I listed the recent events which indicate that the Western Alliance doesn’t have much longer to go. And, now, it has actually already ended. The handwriting is on ...

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One of U.S. White House’s Top Ukrainian Gangsters Gets U.S. Reprimand

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Eric Zuesse Ihor Kolomoysky, a Ukrainian oligarch and friend of the Obama White House (he is the employer of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden), has now been reprimanded by America’s own Ambassador in Ukraine, after he had used physical ...

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Why the Western Alliance Is Ending

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Eric Zuesse World leaders — heads of state especially — tend to be tactful people, whatever else might be said about them. When they discover that one of their number happens to be incredibly arrogant and psychopathic (and some leading ...

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“Stratfor [VIDEO]: US aims to prevent a German-Russian alliance”

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http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/03/17/stratfor-usa-wollen-deutsch-russische-allianz-verhindern/ Stratfor [VIDEO]: US aims to prevent a German-Russian alliance German Economic News  |  Published: 03/17/15 00:02 clock [translation and notes by Eric Zuesse] http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/03/17/stratfor-usa-wollen-deutsch-russische-allianz-verhindern/ The head of the private intelligence agency Stratfor has for the first time publicly said that the US government considers to be its overriding strategic objective the prevention of ...

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EU Increasingly Abandons Obama on Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse As reported on Saturday March 7th by both German Economic News, and Spiegel magazine, the ongoing lies and arrogance from U.S. President Barack Obama’s Administration regarding Ukraine and Russia have finally raised to the surface a long-mounting anger of Germany’s Chancellor ...

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Obama Prioritizes Weakening Russia, Over Weakening ISIS

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Eric Zuesse Michael Snyder noted at Global Research on March 1st, that the U.S. is now air-dropping weapons into ISIS territory inside Syria. The U.S. is arming ISIS against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, whom Obama wants to remove. Snyder asks rhetorically: ...

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What’s Behind Ukraine’s Secret Weapons Deal with UAE

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Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama apparently is going ahead with his plan for NATO missiles to be placed in Ukraine aimed against Moscow, but found a way to do it that won’t violate the warnings by Russia’s President Vladimir ...

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Financial War: US Wants to Trigger Wave of Russian Bankruptcies

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, looks back at US President Barack Obama, left, as they arrive with Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, at the the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.(Credit: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

[translated by Eric Zuesse, from German Economic News:] http://deutsche-wirtschafts-nachrichten.de/2015/02/23/finanz-krieg-usa-wollen-pleite-welle-von-russischen-unternehmen-ausloesen/ Financial War: US wants to trigger wave of Russian bankruptcies German Economic News  |  Published: 02/23/15 12:55 clock  |  42 Comments The US government insists on a tightening of sanctions against Russia, and demands that the EU follow ...

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Obama’s War Policies Show a Pattern

Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, looks back at US President Barack Obama, left, as they arrive with Chinese President Xi Jinping, right, at the the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit.(Credit: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

On the First Anniversary of Ukraine’s Maidan Coup: Obama’s War-Policies Show a Pattern [Editor’s Note: Documentation on each of the key points in this news report and analysis can be seen by merely clicking on the link where the given ...

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Al Qaeda’s Bookkeeper Spills the Beans

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Eric Zuesse Zacarias Moussaoui was the bookkeeper for Al Qaeda, but the U.S. intelligence services have been keeping this fact secret as much as they can, because what he knows about the crucial financial backers of Al Qaeda can be ...

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Ukraine Stiffs China for Billions Owed

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China paid Ukraine $3B two years ago for grain still not delivered, now demands refund. Another $3.6B that’s owed to China, will probably also default. Eric Zuesse Russia’s RIA Novosti News Agency reported, on January 17th, that China is demanding ...

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Ukraine’s Creditors Grab for the Biggest Pieces of Its Carcass

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Eric Zuesse The lifelong Russia-enemy George Soros, and the Russian Government itself, are now openly fighting over which parts of the Ukrainian Government they’ll be getting in the bankruptcy proceeding that’s already unofficially starting. Here’s the necessary background, so that ...

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Is Obama Desperate to Precipitate a Nuclear War?

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Eric Zuesse Anyone who still believes Obama’s rhetoric and honesty would be wasting time to read the following analysis, which is only for people who have doubts about his honesty; and thus an open mind to the possibility of his ...

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Putin Decides to Donate 50,000 Tons of Russia’s Coal Daily to Ukraine for Heat

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Eric Zuesse On Saturday, December 27th, Russian President Vladimir Putin decided that though Ukraine cannot now pay for coal and will soon go bankrupt, so that any ‘sale’ of coal to Ukraine will be a donation, Russia will nonetheless supply ...

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Ukraine’s Government Is Starving Residents of the Breakaway Region

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Eric Zuesse Amnesty International has found that “the already desperate situation in eastern Ukraine is being made even worse by” so-called ‘volunteer’ or mercenary forces for the Ukrainian Government, which are blocking the supply of food to residents in that ...

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Britain’s Vice News Reports Ukraine’s Firebombing of Southeast

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Eric Zuesse Vice News uploaded to youtube on November 12th this video of the firebombing of the southeastern Ukrainian village of Iliovaisk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V70lGPnycxk#t=47 and they also identified what the incendiary weapon used was. Headlining, “’A Rain of Fire’: Ukrainian Forces ...

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Obama’s TTIP Trade Deal w. Europe Would Be Disastrous for Europe, Says the First Independent Study

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Eric Zuesse On November 14th, German Economic News (which this writer has found to be the world’s most honest, non-propagandistic, newspaper) published two articles about, and they also posted to the Internet, the first independent study of the likely impacts ...

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The View that Putin’s Advisor Has on Obama’s Ukrainian War

Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama’s operation (click on this for the documentation) to exterminate pro-Russian voters in Ukraine, was discussed back in July by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s chief foreign affairs advisor, Sergei Glazyev, in an interview by Alyona ...

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Media Blackout as U.S. Sponsors Genocide in Southeastern Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse Here’s a typical example of what’s being blacked-out: This is a photo of a Ukrainian soldier guiding a truck-full of prisoners toward a ditch, to which the prisoners are then dragged one-by-one, and thrown in, and shot — ...

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Nazi NATO, but No War Crimes Tribunal? Why?

Eric Zuesse The above is from a video discussed below, about what “our people” are doing to “their people.” A friend who lives in Ukraine sent me this message a few hours ago: I got a call from Donestsk the ...

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Western News-Suppression about the Downing of MH-17 Malaysian Jet

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Eric Zuesse The cause of the shooting-down of the Malaysian passenger plane MH-17 on July 17th (while that plane was flying over the conflict-zone during Ukraine’s civil war) is becoming clearer and clearer, despite the rigorous continuing attempts by Western ...

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My Predictions About U.S. Politics Are Unfortunately Coming True

Eric Zuesse For several months now, I have predicted that if no U.S. House Democrat would introduce a bill of impeachment against President Barack Obama (for whom I voted, incidentally), then Republicans on November 4th would elect not just one ...

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War Resumes in Ukraine

Ukraine’s President Says All Ukrainians Who Reject His Government Should Die Ukraine Violates Ceasefire Agreement w. Russia and OSCE, Re-Invades Its East Eric Zuesse On October 30th, the Novorossian press agency announced that on the prior day, Ukrainian troops had ...

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Ukraine’s Civil War Is Restarting

Ukrainian Government is said to have air-dropped leaflets: “leave or die.” Introductory note by Eric Zuesse: Below is from a recent day’s report by the Belarusian (or “Byelorussian”) management-consulting firm Geopolitics, a site which often posts the most-penetrating daily reports ...

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List of the World’s Richest Countries; America’s Special Role in It

Eric Zuesse The world’s richest countries are the ones where the median wealth per person is the highest. This system ranks nations truly according to the most-representative person in each given nation — the person who is in the exact ...

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Germany’s Merkel Agrees with ‘Angry’ Slovak Leader that Ukraine Bums EU to Pay for Russian Gas

But Merkel says EU taxpayers will have to subsidize Ukraine. Eric Zuesse On October 21st, the German Economic News  headlined (as translated), “Merkel: EU Taxpayers Should Finance Debt of Ukraine,” and reported that, “Angela Merkel visited [Slovakia’s Prime Minister] Robert Fico ...

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Obama Misrepresents the Russian Economy

Eric Zuesse A report posted October 15th at Russia Insider (a Russian website), headlined “Russian Industry Expands Rapidly In September, Hammers Expectations: Fastest growth since 2012. Manufacturing up 3.6%. Food production shows double digit growth.” This contradicts many reports in U.S. media, ...

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Pervasive Lying in U.S. & UK ‘News’ Media

Why are these questions being asked on Russian TV, but not on U.S. TV? Eric Zuesse The lying is intentional, and it is systematic; but it is so on only the most important news-topics, the ones that affect the nation’s ...

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What Obama’s Ukrainian Stooges Did

Eric Zuesse Here are highlights from a one-hour-and-thirty-seven-minute video documenting the ethnic cleansing or attempted genocide against the residents in southeast Ukraine, the Ukrainian area that had voted overwhelmingly for the man whom Obama overthrew on February 22nd. If the voters in that region were ...

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U.S. V.P. Joe Biden’s Speech Loaded w. Lies About Ukraine

The Ukrainian Portion of V.P. Biden’s Harvard Kennedy-School Address, Oct. 3rd Eric Zuesse [INTRODUCTORY NOTE: Almost everything that our Vice President said about Ukraine and Russia, in this speech he delivered at Harvard on October 3rd, is a lie or ...

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Leading German Journalist Admits CIA ‘Bribed’ Him and Other Leaders of the Western ‘Press’

Eric Zuesse Udo Ulfkotte, a former editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (which is one of Germany’s largest newspapers), has decided to go public about the corruption of himself and the rest of the Western ‘news’ media, because he finds that this corruption ...

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Why Obama Lost His War in Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News When President Obama took control of Ukraine in February 2014, via a coup d’etat against the democratically elected President, rather than by an outright invasion of U.S. troops, the new Government that he imposed in Kiev ...

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Putin’s Possible Successor Explains Russia’s Military & Economic Plans

Eric Zuesse http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ru/2014/09/dmitri-rogozin-interviewed-by-vladimir.html The Floridian blogger about Russia, “Vineyard of the Saker,” posted an English translation on September 29th of an informative interview on Russian television. (You can see the entire translated interview at http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ru/2014/09/dmitri-rogozin-interviewed-by-vladimir.html.) Deputy Prime Minister Dmitri Rogozin, who ...

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Gallup: 58% of Americans Want a Third Party. Maybe Senator Sanders?

Eric Zuesse On September 24th, Gallup reported that, “A majority of U.S. adults, 58%, say a third U.S. political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties ‘do such a poor job’ representing the American people.'” Furthermore, “The first time the ...

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Headlines in the World’s Only Great Newspaper

Headlines in the World’s Only Great Newspaper: Starting This Past Weekend, Till Today Eric Zuesse Where can one go in order to find honestly reported news in the English language? I have long searched to find the answer to that ...

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Obama Is Defeated in Ukraine. Status-Quo Truce-Lines Agreed.

Russia’s Leader Putin Rejects Ukrainian Separatists’ Aim to Become Part of Russia. But Separatists Will Almost Certainly Receive Reconstruction Aid from Russia. Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News The great German newspaper German Economic News, headlined on Saturday, September 20th, “Welcome Russia ...

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More than 50,000 U.S.-Backed Troops Are Fighting in Ukraine’s Civil War. Why?

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Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News The U.S. Government installed in February 2014 the current Ukrainian Government, which started Ukraine’s civil war against the residents in Ukraine’s southeast, who reject this Government. The U.S., and the Ukrainian Government that the U.S. installed, call ...

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MH-17 ‘Investigation’: Secret August 8th Agreement Seeps Out

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Perpetrator of the Downing in Ukraine, of the Malaysian Airliner, Will Stay Hidden Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News Regarding what caused the downing of the Malaysian airliner MH-17 in Ukraine on July 17th, the Ukrainian news agency UNIAN, reported in a brief ...

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Evidence Is Now Conclusive: 2 Ukrainian Government SU-25 Fighter Jets Did Shoot Down that Malaysian Airliner. No ‘Buk’ Missile Ground-Shot Was Involved.

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Eric Zuesse We’ll go considerably farther than has yet been revealed by the professional intelligence community, to provide the actual evidence that conclusively shows that (and how) the Ukrainian Government shot down the Malaysian airliner, MH-17, on July 17th. The ...

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Iraq steps back from plans to triple oil production

AP | Iraq officially stepped back on Wednesday from its ambitious plans to more than triple its oil production by 2017, but it remains more optimistic than the world’s leading global energy monitor about how fast and how high it ...

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Iraqi government fuels ‘war for oil’ theories by putting reserves up for biggest ever sale

Terry Macalister and Nicholas Watt | The biggest ever sale of oil assets will take place today, when the Iraqi government puts 40bn barrels of recoverable reserves up for offer in London. BP, Shell and ExxonMobil are all expected to ...

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Why weren’t managers charged in oil-sex scandal?

By Marisa Taylor | The Interior Department’s watchdog criticized the Justice Department on Thursday for declining to prosecute the managers of an oil- and gas-royalty program that’s been tainted by allegations of illicit sex, drug use and taking favors worth ...

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Tools to Expose Big Oil’s Influence on Our Political System

You can use Oil Change USA‘s tools to educate, activate and engage people coming to your website and blog by: launching an email campaign that links our tool to your recipients, telling them exactly how much oil or coal money ...

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SchNEWS DRILLS FOR THE TRUTH IN PEAK OIL THEORY

SchNEWS | From Transition Town workshops to the city slickers at the Financial Times (to over-excited pieces in ill-researched journals like SchNEWS), there’s been more and more interest in ‘Peak Oil’. Perhaps it’s got something to do with the price ...

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The Secret Deal For Iraq’s Oil

The Public Record | Four months before the United States invaded Iraq, the Department of Defense was secretly working with Vice President Dick Cheney’s old company, Halliburton Corp., on a secret deal that would give the world’s second largest oil services ...

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BP shuts down Georgia pipelines

Energy giant BP says it has shut two of three pipelines that run through Georgia as a precautionary measure. A spokeswoman for the firm said the oil and gas pipelines, which run from the Caspian Sea into Georgia, had not ...

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Iraq’s oil-fueled surplus could hit $80 billion, report says

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Iraq is raking in more money from oil exports than it is spending, amassing a projected four-year budget surplus of up to $80 billion, U.S. auditors reported Tuesday. Leading members of Congress, noting that Washington is paying ...

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Crisis Looms as Corporations Seize Control of Commodities

By Barbara L. Minton | The global food crisis won’t go away any time soon. Capitalism has the average consumer by the belly. Amid growing signs of famine and outrage, the entire chain of commodities and resources of the world ...

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BP hits a record but warns of Russia risk

BP reported the biggest-ever quarterly profit for a British company but warned of the risks of doing business in Russia and promised to fight to defend its interests there. Soaring oil and gas prices helped push underlying net profit up 56 ...

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Chomsky: Bush & Cheney Always Saw Iraq as a Sweetheart Oil Deal

By Noam Chomsky | U.S. war planners want an obedient client state that will house major U.S. military bases, right at the heart of the world’s major energy reserves. The deal just taking shape between Iraq’s Oil Ministry and four ...

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War, oil caused most U.S recessions since 1950

Reuters | Wars and sharp spikes in oil prices were behind most of the seven recessions in the United States since the Great Depression. Following is a list of recessions since 1950: 1953 — Inflation caused by spending during the ...

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It’s the Oil, stupid!

By Noam Chomsky | The deal just taking shape between Iraq’s Oil Ministry and four Western oil companies raises critical questions about the nature of the US invasion and occupation of Iraq — questions that should certainly be addressed by ...

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