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The unspoken alliance: Israel’s secret relationship with apartheid South Africa

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Mondoweiss - 12/06/13, Alex Kane



Editor’s note: The eulogies from Israeli leaders in response to the death of Nelson Mandela are pouring in. What goes unspoken in their remembrances is that Israel had a close relationship with the South African apartheid regime. Here’s an excerpt from Sasha Polakow-Suransky’s groundbreaking book that delves deep into the alliance. Titled “The Unspoken Alliance: Israel’s Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa,” it was published in 2010. 

Truth Apnea

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Before It's News - 12/06/13, by Zen Gardner

It’s amazing how starved for truth such an informationally soaked world can be.

But here we are.

Sleep apnea, or discontinued, interrupted breathing during sleep, is a terrible condition for anyone, often requiring the assistance of breathing machines. It’s a relatively new affliction to our times often having to do with obesity and nervous conditions.

When applied to Truth this concept is so indicative of the vicious cycle we live in. The whole world is in this truth starvation cycle. Lack of life-giving air, as in the influx of truth, will cause some serious personal and societal repercussions, as exemplified by the current world’s confused and dilapidated state. It is beyond starved of fresh truth.

Ukraine protesters topple Lenin statue in Kiev

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The Guardian - 12/08/13, Shaun Walker

Ukrainian opposition protesters pulled down a statue of Lenin in central Kiev as hundreds of thousands took to the streets in the latest display of anger at President Viktor Yanukovich's rejection of closer ties with Europe.

Protesters used ropes to topple the monument, and several then scrambled onto the podium to plant Ukrainian and European flags. Hundreds gathered around to sing the national anthem and chanting "Yanukovich, you're next".

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EU censures restrictions on Turkey media

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Press TV - 12/06/13, MKA/HSN

The European Parliament (EP) censures inadequate press freedom in Turkey. (File photo)

The European Parliament (EP) censures inadequate press freedom in Turkey. (File photo)
The European Parliament (EP) has expressed concern over inadequate press freedom in Turkey, criticizing the limited media coverage of anti-government protests in the country earlier this year.
In a draft report by EP Foreign Affairs Committee, the European Union’s legislative branch raised concern over restrictions on Turkish media, describing an independent press as “crucial” to a democratic society, Turkey’s Hurriyet Daily reported on Thursday.



No charges ever pressed: Assange marks three years of UK detention

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RT - 12/07/13


WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange waves from a window at Ecuador's embassy in central London (Reuters/Chris Helgren)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange waves from a window at Ecuador's embassy in central London (Reuters/Chris Helgren)


WikiLeaks founder and journalist, Julian Assange, has marked the third year spent in detention in UK under constant threat of extradition to Sweden.

On December 7, 2010 Assange was taken into custody after voluntarily attending a British police station. He spent 10 days behind bars, before being released on bail with a residence requirement at Ellingham Hall in Norfolk, England.



CIA’s Global Shadow War: Hiring Private Mercenaries And Former Guantanamo Inmates

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Source: Global Research, 12/06/13, By Pratap Chatterjee

How the CIA Bungled the War on Terror

Hollywood Without the Happy Ending  

Call it the Jason Bourne strategy.

Think of it as the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) plunge into Hollywood — or into the absurd.  As recent revelations have made clear, that Agency’s moves couldn’t be have been more far-fetched or more real.  In its post-9/11 global shadow war, it has employed both private contractors and some of the world’s most notorious prisoners in ways that leave the latest episode of the Bourne films in the dust: hired gunmen trained to kill as well as former inmates who cashed in on the notoriety of having worn an orange jumpsuit in the world’s most infamous jail.

Departing NYPD Commissioner will have 10 officer, $1.5mn private security force

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RT - 12/05/13

New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Ray Kelly (AFP Photo / Andrew Burton)

New York Police Department (NYPD) Commissioner Ray Kelly
(AFP Photo / Andrew Burton)


Some New York City taxpayers are angry over the announcement that outgoing police commissioner Ray Kelly will have his own private security team slated to cost New Yorkers $1.5 million.

Kelly previously requested that six detectives serve him and his family as bodyguards once he leaves office next month, saying he will remain a “high profile target.” The outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg will take the 17 officers who protected him during his term.




Researchers Finally Show How Mindfulness and Your Thoughts Can Induce Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

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Source: Waking Times - 12/05/13, Michael Forrester

With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing specific modes of consciousness can have beneficial health effects, scientists have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of intensive mindfulness practice.

The study investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators, compared to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities. After eight hours of mindfulness practice, the meditators showed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.


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