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Croatia charges hundreds in drugs firm corruption probe

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BBC - 12/28/13

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The authorities in Croatia have charged a pharmaceutical company and 364 people - most of them reportedly doctors - for allegedly rigging the drugs market.

Senior managers at the drugs firm Farmal bribed a network of doctors and pharmacists to prescribe the company's products, officials said.



CIA Social Control Through Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll

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21st Century Wired - 12/30/13, by 21Wire

(Police photo: A young Jim Morrison)

It’s more than just an urban legend now, the story of how the CIA created the “Hippie Movement”, and introduced the counter-culture via the Laurel Canyon scene in Los Angeles.

Links with with the underworld of organized crime and the mob, this is about well-established channels involving drug dealing and distribution, murder, prostitution, child pornography, snuff movies and black magic – all part of a system of control and manipulation of high-profile personalities – a system which still thrives to this day…



Giant Pyramids and Sphinxes Found in The Bermuda Triangle

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Source: Higher Perspective - November, 2013


Two scientists, Paul Weinzweig and Pauline Zalitzki, working off the coast of Cuba and using a robot submersible, have confirmed that a gigantic city exists at the bottom of the ocean. The site of the ancient city — that includes several sphinxes and at least four giant pyramids plus other structures — amazingly sits within the boundaries of the fabled Bermuda Triangle.


Opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership explodes on Twitter

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Digital Journal - 12/27/13, Justin King

Activists from around the world will begin attempting to create a twitterstorm in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Twitter tonight. The opposition is coming from activists on both the left and right wing of the political spectrum.

The twitterstorm operation is set to begin at 7PM Eastern and will attempt to make the hashtag #StopTheTPP trend on Twitter, in hopes of raising awareness of the secretive trade deal being brokered among a dozen nations. The nations involved are the US, Japan, Australia, Peru, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Chile, Singapore, Canada, Mexico, and Brunei Darussalam. The Office of the United States Trade Representative hosts a blanket statement about the trade deal on its website stating in part:

Secret pre-Iraq War talks between Blair and Bush to be published

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RT - 12/30/13


George W. Bush (R) and Tony Blair (L) (AFP Photo / Jim Watson)

George W. Bush (R) and Tony Blair (L) (AFP Photo / Jim Watson)


Tony Blair and George Bush exchanged voluminous correspondence prior to the start of military operations in Iraq. Now, the UK is moving to declassify details of the talks for an inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the conflict, British media reported.

The release, set for the upcoming year, is expected to include more than 100 documents, described as a collection of notes, records of 200 minutes of ministerial level talks, telephone conversations and private meetings between the British prime minister and American president, The Independent reported.



Thailand Protests Continue As Calls Grow for Regime Change

Rain's picture - 12/30/13, Farah Hyder

BANGKOK – In a bid for what many here are calling vital democratic change, protesters by the thousands are continuing their push on to the streets of Thailand's capital despite violent protests earlier this month that reportedly left one police officer dead and scores of protesters injured.

On Thursday, nearly 2,000 anti-government demonstrators gathered at locations across the capital which again turned violent. Police reported 129 people injured, including 25 police officers. A police spokesman had previously reported 35 officers injured, but some of the injured had been counted twice.



Thousands of Cambodians rally to demand PM steps down

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Reuters - 12/29/13, Prak Chan Thul

Sam Rainsy (center, R), president of the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) and party vice-president Kem Sokha (center, L), stand on a vehicle as they lead a protest in Phnom Penh December 29, 2013. REUTERS-Stringer

Sam Rainsy (center, R), president of the opposition Cambodian National Rescue Party (CNRP) and party vice-president Kem Sokha (center, L), stand on a vehicle as they lead a protest in Phnom Penh. Credit: REUTERS/Stringer


(Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters, backed by striking garment-factory workers, rallied on Sunday to demand long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen step down and call an election.

The garment workers have in recent days joined the opposition protests to press their demand that the government raise the minimum wage to $160 a month from $95, as recommended on December 24.

PHOTOS: 100,000 South Koreans Protest Election Scandal, Labor Clampdown

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Global Voices - 12/28/13, Lee Yoo Eun

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A series of different protests as well as a mass strike organized by labor groups rocked South Korea on December 28, 2013. 

From noon till late at night, about 100,000 citizens and labor workers angrily demonstrated against the current government's election manipulation scandal and clampdowns on labor groups as well as moves toward privatization of the nation's railway system, though the administration denies such claims. Some observers are calling the outbreak of demonstrations proof that public anger has nearly “reached its boiling point” [ko].


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