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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Qataris looking to the sun for energy.

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 30 Dec 2011 - The Gulf is home to two-thirds of the world's oil reserves, but alternative energy campaigners warn that those will not last forever.
In Qatar, one such campaigner argues that the country should turn towards the sun to meet future energy needs.



2012 : Occupy protests 'could intensify'

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 30 Dec 2011 - Todd Gitlin, a professor of journalism and sociology at Columbia University in New York, spoke to Al Jazeera about the Occupy protest movement in the US. He said that the movement reflected "anger at the impunity with which the wealthy walked away from the consequences of having brought down the world economy." "It is anger at a system of inequality that has been entrenched and normal. There is a collective wish for a system that is more humane."

He also said he expects Occupy protests to intensify in 2012. "I think well see more attempts to take over buildings that have been foreclosed. We will also see protests directed at specific banks, at specific political candidates."




Friday, December 30, 2011

Revolution in Solar Energy Technology? Cheap Quantum Dot Solar Paint.


Researchers have reduced the preparation time of quantum dot solar cells to less than an hour by changing the form to a one-coat quantum dot solar paint. How?

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles are coated with cadmium sulfide (CdS) or cadmium selenide (CdSe.) The composite nanoparticles, when mixed with a solvent, form a paste that can be applied as one-step paint to a transparent conducting material, which creates electricity when exposed to light. 

Although the paint form is currently about five times less efficient than the highest recorded efficiency for the multifilm form, the researchers predict that its efficiency can be improved, which could lead to a simple and economically viable way to prepare solar cells. 

The scientists responsible for the research breakthrough, Mathew P. Genovese of the University of Waterloo in Canada, with Ian V. Lightcap and Prashant V. Kamat of the Radiation Laboratory and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, will be publishing their study in an upcoming issue of the American Chemical Society's publication Nano. 

During an interview with PhysOrg.com Professor Kamat, John A. Zahm Professor of Science in Chemistry and Biochemistry and an investigator in Notre Dame's Center for Nano Science and Technology (NDnano) and who led the research, explained, "Quantum dots are semiconductor nanocrystals which exhibit size-dependent optical and electronic properties. In a quantum dot sensitized solar cell, the excitation of semiconductor quantum dot or semiconductor nanocrystal is followed by electron injection into TiO2 nanoparticles. These electrons are then transferred to the collecting electrode surface to generate photocurrent. 

The holes that remain in the semiconductor quantum dot are removed by a hole conductor or redox couple and are transported to a counter electrode. If we can optimize the paint preparation, it should be possible for anyone to open a bottle (or a can in the long run) and apply it to a conducting surface. This will decrease the variability between lab to lab or person to person as one encounters in a multi-step process. Having fewer fabrication steps and ambient preparative conditions should provide an economically viable transformative technology." 

During their research the scientists tested a number of different compounds, but found that a composite of mixed CdS/TiO2 and CdSe/TiO2 nanoparticles performed best, particularly when the CdS and CdSe was deposited directly on the TiO2 nanoparticles as a coating. 

Describing their work they said that the nanoparticles were suspended in a water-alcohol mixture to create the binder-free paste, which was then applied to conducting glass surface and annealed at 200 degrees Centigrade. When coated on a glass electrode, the paint has an overall power conversion efficiency exceeding 1 percent. Although some multifilm quantum dot solar cells have efficiencies greater than 5 percent, the scientists believe that using different quantum dots and further optimization could significantly increase the efficiency of the paint. 

Potential uses could include painting electronic devices such as cell phones to recharge their batteries, along with larger electrical devices such as computers, while rooftops, windows, and cars could be coated as well.  

The scientists' work has attracted some major governmental interest and the Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences is funding their research. 

Professor Kamat concluded in a Notre Dame press release, "We want to do something transformative, to move beyond current silicon-based solar technology. The best light-to-energy conversion efficiency we've reached so far is one percent, which is well behind the usual 10 to 15 percent efficiency of commercial silicon solar cells. But this paint can be made cheaply and in large quantities. If we can improve the efficiency somewhat, we may be able to make a real difference in meeting energy needs in the future. That's why we've christened the new paint, Sun-Believable." 

John C.K. Daly is a frequent contributor to Global Research.



Monday, December 26, 2011

OWS : 100th day of protest & occupation.

Uploaded by rockbacklash on 25 Dec 2011 - On September 17th 2011, Anonymous sent out the word to Occupy Wall Street with a simple message : The abuse and corruption of corporations, banks and governments ends here. What started off with hundreds of people assembling in lower Manhattan, very quickly became a continuing worldwide movement. The following contains sometimes graphic video shot with Google's Nexus S across actions spanning the past 100 days of occupation, mixed with photographs from Occupy actions nationwide.




Thriller : The Dissolution of the USSR.

Uploaded by RussiaToday on 26 Dec 2011 - "Four Proud Letters" is a short RT documentary film on the collapse of the Soviet Union 20 years ago. It brings together a wide spectrum of opinions and analysis on why and how the Soviet Union came to an end in 1991. Produced and edited by Masha Charnay and Peter Lavelle.



Uploaded by NewsOnABC on 25 Dec 2011 Despite health care improvements Afghanistan remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for women to give birth.

Afghan child mortality rate remains high


Uploaded by NewsOnABC on 25 Dec 2011 - Despite health care improvements Afghanistan remains one of the world's most dangerous countries for women to give birth. 






Sunday, December 18, 2011

Soros - Georgia, Eritrea, Ethiopia & Human Rights Watch.

Uploaded by 108morris108 on 16 Dec 2011 | American Capitalists now fund foreign elections, Aid agencies and dictate their own immoral agenda on other countries.

Thomas C. Mountain is the only independent western journalist in the Horn of Africa, living and reporting from Eritrea since 2006.



Thursday, December 15, 2011

Palestine Pre-1947.


Uploaded by calista48 on 29 Oct 2007 - The old lie that palestine was dry desert waiting for a people is just that--a lie. This clip for all people to see the Beauty of the Palestinian People before they were ethnically cleansed and murdered and made into refugees by the State of Israel. 






Sunday, December 11, 2011

One world Government.


Uploaded by hjmanan on 28 Nov 2011 - ..the idea of one world government was mooted out? Whose bright idea was it? 





Saturday, December 10, 2011

Which country's debt is 1000% of GDP?

UK has to get out of UE, UK need "financial sovereignty" to handle their terrible economic state. Otherwise UK will be next to go down under?

Uploaded by RussiaToday on 9 Dec 2011 Watch the full Keiser Report E221 on Saturday. This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, discuss central banks and governments 'saving the day' and hostage taking paper silver markets and gold for bonds in Japan. In the second half of the show, Max talks to Satyajit Das, author of Extreme Money, about the European debt crisis.



Britain and the rest of the EU poles apart.

Published on 9 Dec 2011 by Euronews - While not a total divorce the decision by Britain to go its own separate way clearly marks a fundamental split in the EU. If David Cameron was hoping for support from some of his fellow leaders to block the latest treaty pact, it was in short supply.



Divide widening between US rich, poor.

Uploaded by presstvmobile on 10 Dec 2011:





US Bill 1867 - Applied in Britain first?

UK used to list Iceland under their terrorist list during Iceland economic crisis and now listing their own citizens as terrorist during their own economic crisis?

Uploaded by RussiaToday on 9 Dec 2011 - Narco-terrorists, suicidal jihadists, and Occupy London? While few would see any connection between peaceful British activists protesting economic inequality and the world's most notorious terrorist groups, London police beg to differ.





Thursday, December 8, 2011

Japan finds radiation in baby formula.


Uploaded by cctvnewschannel on 7 Dec 2011 - The outcome of Japan's nuclear crisis is threatening the country's food security. One of Japan's biggest milk producers has announced the recall of 400,000 cans of baby milk powder after detecting radiation. Worries over the safety of food supplies have shaken the public since the March 11th earthquake and tsunami crippled the Fukushima Daiichi plant, spreading radiation over a large swathe of northern and eastern Japan. 



 Tests by Meiji showed that up to 30.8 becquerels of cesium was found per kilogramme of the powdered milk.The company said it did not know how many of the cans had reached consumers. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dark side of America:

5,000 Arrested OWS:police are starting to defect to the other side

 Uploaded by MarlboroCollege on 18 Dec 2009 :





Police in Los Angeles have cleared one of the last and longest-standing 'Occupy' camps in the U.S, making 300 arrests in the process. These latest arrests bring the total across the whole 'Occupy' movement to almost 5,000, but now police are starting to defect to the other side. Our correspondent Marina Portnaya has been finding out why some people have been choosing to make history instead of making arrests. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Pentagon acknowledges Iran downed U.S. stealth drone.

5 December 2011, 12:47 (GMT+04:00)
A U.S. surveillance drone that went missing last week in western Afghanistan appears to have crashed in Iran, in what may be the first case of such an aircraft ending up in the hands of an adversary, Washington Post reported.


Earlier it was reported, that Iran's Army shot down a remote-controlled reconnaissance drone operated by the US military in the eastern part of the country. Iran Army's electronic warfare unit successfully targeted the American-built RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft after it crossed into Iranian airspace over the border with neighboring Afghanistan. The RQ-170 is a stealth unmanned aircraft designed and developed by Lockheed Martin Company. The US military and the CIA use the drone to launch missile strikes in Afghanistan and in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region.



On Thursday Iran's supreme leader warned Israel and the United States that Tehran's response will be tough should its archenemies choose a military strike against Iran over the country's controversial nuclear program.



U.S. officials acknowledged Sunday that a drone had been lost near the Iranian border, but they declined to say what kind of aircraft was missing.



The Iranian government has not released any pictures of the recovered aircraft, which they said was downed by defense forces after it flew across the border and into the country's airspace.



The unnamed Iranian military official said that "due to the clear border violation, the operational and electronic measures taken by the Islamic Republic of Iran's Armed Forces against invading aircraft will not remain limited to the Iran's borders."



U.S. officials cast doubt on this and other Iranian assertions. "We have no indication that it was brought down by hostile fire," said a senior Pentagon official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive surveillance activity.



If an RQ-170 drone crashed in Iran, it would mark a significant setback for the U.S. military. The United States has lost less-sophisticated unmanned aircraft in recent years over Iran, but a nearly intact RQ-170 could offer a potential windfall of useful intelligence for the Iranians and their allies.



The aircraft has special coatings and a batwing-like shape that is designed to evade detection by enemy radar. The aircraft could help the Iranians better understand the vulnerabilities of U.S. stealth technology and provide them with clues on how to spot other aircraft, U.S. officials said.



The U.S. military released a short statement later Sunday on the missing drone. "The [unmanned aerial vehicle] to which the Iranians are referring may be a U.S. unarmed reconnaissance aircraft that had been flying a mission over western Afghanistan late last week," it said. "The operators of the UAV lost control of the aircraft and had been working to determine its status."


Edited by: S. Isayev | original viewed here 

Bill S1867: passed, the American say they are livin' in a fascist regime?

Uploaded by sswemmer on 30 Nov 2011 | A sad, very sad day for Humanity by passing Bill S1867:



Senator Rand Paul told Judge Andrew Napolitano last night that Americans could be stripped of their rights and sent to Guantanamo Bay under the terms of the 'indefinite detention' provision of the National Defense Authorization Act set to be passed by the Senate this week. Appearing on Napolitano's Fox Business show, Paul said it perplexed him "how anyone could vote to send an American citizen who's been accused of a crime to a detention center in a foreign land without due process". 

EU celebrates 10th anniversary of the euro

Uploaded by EUXTV on 1 Dec 2011 - The European Union has produced this video to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the euro on the 1st of January 2012.



Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The whole truth of a fraction of it? Obama: euro troubles make it hard to create jobs in US.


Uploaded by EUXTV on 29 Nov 2011 - U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday showed his full support in helping the euro zone solve its current debt crisis. The American president also added that troubles in Europe make it harder "to create jobs in the US". 




Fukushima guilty of world's worst sea contamination.

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 29 Nov 2011 - A new report shows the Fukushima disaster is responsible for the world's worst nuclear sea contamination.



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Global Economic Fears Rising


Uploaded by VOAvideo on 24 Nov 2011: Global stocks suffered big losses this week as worries about Europe's debt crisis, weak Chinese manufacturing data and failure by U.S. politicians to agree on a deficit cutting plan dented investor confidence.

The trifecta of economic concerns bodes poorly for the global recovery just as the crucial holiday season in the U.S. begins. Mil Arcega has more. 




Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Children growing up in Bolivian jails

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 21 Nov 2011 - More than a thousand children in Bolivia spend their early years behind bars, living with their incarcerated parents. By law, children under the age of six cannot be separated from their parents, even if they are in jail.



Sunday, November 20, 2011

The only Political Tool left - Sex Allegations!

The Jews were loathing their prophets with these sort of allegations. that "calling cards" keep calling?

Uploaded by 108morris108 on 18 Nov 2011 - Israeli Ex President gets 7 Years Jail for Rape, Head of IMF steps down amid rape charges, The only way discipline is meted out these days - is by way of sexual allegations, like with Herman Cain as well. And so many dissidents have got a long line of false evidence lined up against them. Justice went along with ideology. Now a small secretive ruling elite achieves its ends by interfering in people's personal lives and painting them as perverts.

Paul Graig Roberts article is here: http://www.vdare.com/articles/western-democracy-a-farce-and-a-sham - or here: http://rense.com/general95/west.htm




Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lawyers Secure Injunction to Reopen Zuccotti Park (Liberty Square)

Uploaded by enqilab on 15 Nov 2011 - Occupy Wall Street - Going to & counting on the rule of law?



 
 (courtesy Democracy Now)


Occupy Wall Street Declares Goldman Sachs Guilty!

Uploaded by TheRealNews on 14 Nov 2011 - General Assembly holds mock trial and journalist Chris Hedges reads indictment accusing Goldman Sachs of financial crimes against humanity.



Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Occupy Wall Street evicted ...

Uploaded by enqilab on 15 Nov 2011 - In a late night raid with 200 people arrested.


 
 (courtesy of Democracy Now)

'Capital roams free, Labour stay put'.


Uploaded by enqilab on 15 Nov 2011 - America's Capital roam free into China & enslaved labour in China! 






Monday, November 14, 2011

Kleptocracy coming to Eurozone, just like USA?


EU welcomes regime change in Rome, Athens

Uploaded by EUXTV on 14 Nov 2011 - Brussels is pleased to see that Italy and Greece have changed their governments and picked technocrats to lead their countries through the euro crisis. European leaders have warmed greeted the appointment in Italy of former EU commissioner Mario Monti and of former European Central Bank Vice President Lucas Papademos in Greece. 



  Monti made his name as the powerful Competition Commissioner who took on U.S. corporate titans General Electric and Microsoft. Monti blocked plans for one the biggest mergers between two US corporate giants, General Electric and Honeywell, and has imposed massive fine on Microsoft. His technical expertise, sharp intellect and diplomatic skills and his refusal to bow to intense lobbying pressures made him one of the most highly regarded officials the Commission has seen. 

 At the launch of EurActiv Italy last month, Monti argued that there is no crisis of the euro, because the symptoms of a weak currency, inflation and exchange rate, are not there. Instead Europe is going through a public debt and banking crisis, and that, he said, can only be tackled through rigorous structural reforms. 

While Italy's problems have pushed the collapse of the much smaller Greek economy backstage, the IMF and European leaders will keep the new Prime Minister Papademos under pressure to implement radical reforms. Polls published in Sunday's newspapers show Papademos has the support of three in four Greeks.

Coup by financial oligarchs in Eurozone?

'EU is showing its true nature as a dictatorship'

 Uploaded by NeedToAwaken on 12 Nov 2011 - This is a time of upheaval for the EU, with both the Greek and Italian PMs giving up their posts. The Paris Institute's John Laughland says that this undemocratic transfer of power is not going to save the euro. Laughland told RT that the people who have assumed power in Greece and are shortly to take the helm in Italy have never been elected. "These are men who have made their entire careers through garnering important appointments in places like the European Commission or European Central Bank. They have no democratic mandate at all," he argues. 

"What is so frightening about what is happening now, as the European Union and the euro enter their death agonies, is the way in which the European Union is showing its true nature as a dictatorship." After all, it is the euro that has effectively commanded these two prime ministers to leave office, not the people, says Laughland. "Papandreou had to leave office the moment he suggested the referendum on the debt package. Berlusconi had to leave office the moment he said that Italians had become poorer under the euro," Laughland recalls.




Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Who rules US politics & society?

'Israel reigns over US polity'

Uploaded by PressTVGlobalNews on 7 Oct 2011 - October is the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget, and the month in which demonstrations in the US have heated up. It's no longer just about corporate greed and the crooked banksters, Americans are fighting to take back and change the US political system, end policies which create a wealth divide and take back the democracy which they feel they have lost.




Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Yula Tymoshenko found guilty!

$200 mln fraud: 7 years in jail for Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko

 Uploaded by RussiaToday on 11 Oct 2011 - Seven years behind bars and 200 million dollars to repay. The sentence for Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko for abusing her authority while signing gas deals with Russia. RT's Alexey Yaroshevskiy is following the events from outside the court where Tymoshenko supporters have been involved in scuffles with police.




DC Protesters Continue to Occupy After Permit Expires.

Uploaded by VOAvideo on 10 Oct 2011 - Anti-war and anti-Wall Street demonstrations are springing up in major cities across the United States, nearly a month after they started in the heart of New York's financial district. Our correspondent reports from one protest in Washington, where demonstrators say they plan to stay even if they risk arrest.


We have to follow what will happen next!


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Occupy Wall Street: Too Big to Ignore.

Uploaded by RussiaToday on 9 Oct 2011 - The collective voices of American dissent has manifested into a movement impossible to ignore. "Occupy Wall Street" began in the world's financial capital, but this week protests have blazed through dozens of cities nationwide.



Noam Chomsky on Occupy Wall Street protests

Uploaded by munderlarkst on 2 Oct 2011 - Noam Chomsky being interviewed by RT's Marina Portnaya about Occupy Wall Street.



Saturday, October 8, 2011

Assange: Superpower takeover of Libya a lesson to world

Uploaded by RussiaToday on 8 Oct 2011 - Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was among much anticipated speakers at mass protest in London calling for end to war in Afghanistan and foreign troops pullout. RT managed to talk to him about the military interventions and the Libyan conflict in particular.



5 Facts You Should Know About the Wealthiest One Percent of Americans.


It may shock you to learn exactly how wealthy this top 1 percent of Americans is.

As the ongoing occupation of Wall Street by hundreds of protesters enters its third week — and as protests spread to other cities such as Boston and Los Angeles — demonstrators have endorsed a new slogan: “We are the 99 percent.” This slogan refers to an economic struggle between 99 percent of Americans and the richest 1 percent of Americans, who are increasingly accumulating a greater share of the national wealth to the detriment of the middle class.



It may shock you to learn exactly how wealthy this top 1 percent of Americans is. ThinkProgress has assembled five facts about this class of super-rich Americans:
1. The Top 1 Percent of Americans Owns 40 Percent of the Nation’s Wealth
 As Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz points out, the richest 1 percent of Americans now own 40 percent of the nation’s wealth. Sociologist William Domhoff illustrates this wealth disparity using 2007 figures where the top 1 percent owned 42 percent of the country’s financial wealth (total net worth minus the value of one’s home). How much does the bottom 80 percent own? Only 7 percent.
Alternet | 4 Oct 2011 - Read full post 

Friday, September 30, 2011

Call for Robin Hood tax raises ire.

Uploaded by NewsOnABC on 29 Sep 2011 - Eurozone senior partner Germany has approved a bigger bailout fund but investors are still nervous about calls for banks to pay a Robin Hood financial transaction tax.



"Private Bills" save immigrants from deportation.

Published on 29 Sep 2011 by CBS - Only a tiny handful of the 12 million people living illegally in the U.S. have been lucky enough to be part of a little-known legislative measure that can save them from deportation. Nancy Cordes reports on "private bills" - who gets them and why.




Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Occupy Wall St : Demands

80 People Arrested at "Occupy Wall St."

 Uploaded by TheRealNews on 27 Sep 2011 - Protesters vow to continue occupying Wall St. until demands are met.



Who says there is freedom in America?

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Maced / Pepper Sprayed by NYPD Police

 Uploaded by USLAWdotcom on 24 Sep 2011 - Subscribe for updates at http://uslaw.com/occupywallstreet. Slow motion video analysis of NYPD mace deployment near Union Square on September 24, 2011.



Occupy Wall Street -- America's own Arab Spring?

Uploaded by RTAmerica on 19 Sep 2011 - Crowds gathered in New York's financial district to protest Wall Street greed, corruption and lack of accountability. RT's Anastasia Churkina dove into the rally to find out whether this could be the beginning of America's own Arab Spring.



Saturday, September 24, 2011

The BRICs to the rescue in Europe?

Counting the Cost : Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Sep 24, 2011 - The emerging club of Brazil, Russia, India and China could potentially be the lifeline that Europe needs to stay afloat. Can the BRIC nations act as mortar for Europe's shaky house? And what could they possibly gain from the region's debt crisis?




Thursday, September 22, 2011

Iranian President Addresses United Nations General Assembly

Uploaded by PBSNewsHour on Sep 22, 2011 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took to the podium at the U.N. General Assembly Thursday.



Pakistan: Neglected Millions of Sindh Floods


The 2010 floods in Pakistan displaced millions and were a major setback for the national economy. They affected vast areas mainly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh and took a toll of hundreds of lives. Despite the repeated statements from the government, no practical steps were taken to tackle the possibility of future floods and the consequence of this gross negligence is that floods are yet again wrecking havoc this year.
Unlike last year, the eye of the storm this year is Sindh where flood waters have razed in numerous villages and displaced millions. According toAsian Human Rights Commission, the loss of crops due to floods in Sindh is estimated to have caused 5.6 billion rupees in damages. The extent of inundation can be gauged from the fact that out of 23 districts of Sindh, 22 have been directly or indirectly affected by the deluge.
Aerial view of Shahdadpur, which has been inundated by widespread flooding. Image by Rajput Yasir, copyright Demotix (18/9/2011).
Aerial view of Shahdadpur, which has been inundated by widespread flooding. Image by Rajput Yasir, copyright Demotix (18/9/2011).
Lamenting the utter lack of efficiency on the part of the government to tackle the situation, the Human Rights Commission article states:
It is only now that the government is examining the conditions of the bunds and embankments which are only just, if at all, holding the flood waters at bay. In the meantime hundreds ofthousands of people are trapped due to the flooding of the roads and it is the women and children who are suffering the most due to the lack of safe drinking water, milk and food. As was seen in the last catastrophe the response from the government was very slow due to the lack of a proper relief system and resources.
Like last year, a number of social initiatives have been launched to help out the displaced flood affectees. Among these efforts is the one launched by Faisal Kapadiaand Dr Awab Alvi, two notable social activists and bloggers (and Global Voices authors).
Full Report - Global Voice | 21Sept 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Why 'Occupy Wall Street' makes sense.


Occupy Wall Street Anti-Bank Protest
Protesters at the 'Occupy Wall Street' rally at Bowling Green Plaza, New York City, 
on 17 September; the demonstrations continue this week. 
Photograph: Steven Greaves/Demotix/Corbis
If 2,000 Tea Party activists descended on Wall Street, you would probably have an equal number of reporters there covering them. Yet 2,000 people did occupy Wall Street last Saturday. They weren't carrying the banner of the Tea Party, the Gadsden flag with its coiled snake and the threat "Don't Tread on Me". Yet their message was clear: "We are the 99% that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the 1%." They were there, mostly young, protesting the virtually unregulated speculation of Wall Street that caused the global financial meltdown.
One of New York's better-known billionaires, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, commented on the protests: "You have a lot of kids graduating college, can't find jobs. That's what happened in Cairo. That's what happened in Madrid. You don't want those kinds of riots here."
Riots? Is that really what the Arab Spring and the European protests are about?
Perhaps to the chagrin of Mayor Bloomberg, that is exactly what inspired many who occupied Wall Street. In its most recent communique, the Wall Street protest umbrella group said:
"On Saturday we held a general assembly, two thousand strong. … By 8pm on Monday we still held the plaza, despite constant police presence. … We are building the world that we want to see, based on human need and sustainability, not corporate greed."
Speaking of the Tea Party, Texas Governor Rick Perry has caused a continuous fracas in the Republican presidential debates with his declaration that the US's revered social security system is a "Ponzi scheme" Charles Ponzi was the con artist who swindled thousands in 1920 with a fraudulent promise for high returns on investments. A typical Ponzi scheme involves taking money from investors, then paying them off with money taken from new investors, rather than paying them from actual earnings. Social security is actually solvent, with a trust fund of more than $2.6tn. The real Ponzi scheme threatening the US public is the voracious greed of Wall Street banks.
I interviewed one of the "Occupy Wall Street" protest organisers. David Graeber teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London, and has authored several books – most recently, Debt: The First 5,000 Years. Graeber points out that, in the midst of the financial crash of 2008, enormous debts between banks were renegotiated. Yet only a fraction of troubled mortgages have gotten the same treatment. He said:
"Debts between the very wealthy or between governments can always be renegotiated and always have been throughout world history. … It's when you have debts owed by the poor to the rich that suddenly debts become a sacred obligation, more important than anything else. The idea of renegotiating them becomes unthinkable."
Read all : Amy Goodman - 21Sept 2011 :


Monday, September 19, 2011

Largest arms fair offers new weapons.

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Sep 15, 2011 - The world's largest arms fair offers any number of ways to kill, destroy, and conquer, by land, sea, and air.




Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Jordanian's PM and casino deal

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Sep 13, 2011 - Documents obtained by Al Jazeera's Transparency Unit shows that the prime minister of Jordan personally authorised a 2007 casino deal.Maroof Bakhit approved of the deals, despite going against the warning of the justice minister who said that it would violate Jordanian law, which explicitly forbids gambling. The scandal has caused controversy as an investigation cleared Bakhit from any wrong doing. Al Jazeera's Nisreen El Shamayleh reports from Amman.



Sunday, September 11, 2011

Pakistan Flooded again!

Uploaded by hjmanan on Sep 11, 2011 - part of Pakistan hit by massive flooding.



Saturday, September 10, 2011

High Food Prices Expected to Climb.

Uploaded by VOAvideo on Sep 9, 2011 - The UN world food price index hit a high in January and hasn't come down since.



Thursday, September 8, 2011

9/11 eye-for-an-eye wars.

911 & America's imposed wars :

Published on Sep 8, 2011 by Euronews - In a chronology of conflict, 9/11 propels the US to war. In the immediate aftermath, Osama bin Laden is the prime suspect behind the attacks. 
A vast manhunt is launched. Bin Laden stakes claim to his mastermind role well after 9/11. The US military is long since in Afghanistan. Autumn 2001: the 'War on Terrorism' declared by the George W. Bush administration includes aerial bombardment of the Taliban. 
The Northern Alliance militia in Afghanistan are also given support to overthrow the regime accused of protecting the al Qaeda chief.




The Real Face of The European Union (EU).

Uploaded by maf1989a on Jan 4, 2011   | The EU has been sold to Britain as our best hope for the future . . . But behind the scenes, has another, more unsettling agenda been unfolding? The European Economic Community (EEC) began for Britain as a free-trade agreement in 1972. Today's European Union is well on its way to becoming a federal superstate, complete with one currency, one legal system, one military, one police force รข even its own national anthem. In this shocking new documentary featuring EU insiders and commentators, independent author Phillip Day covers the history and goals of the European Union, as well as the disturbing, irrevocable implications this new government has for every British citizen. Whether the viewer is for or against Britain's participation, this film asks the troubling questions the mainstream media has refused to confront.




Monday, September 5, 2011

Concerns over US intelligence reforms.

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on Sep 5, 2011 - In one week, 10 years would have passed since the September 11 attacks of 2001. Part of an extensive coverage on the impact of the event on the world, Al Jazeera asks whether the US has learned from its intelligence failures and if reforms have actually boosted national security since the 9/11 attacks. Alan Fisher reports from outside the Office of the Director of National Intelligence in Washington DC, which is a massive complex that aims to ensure all federal agencies share intelligence and work together to prevent another attack on the country.





Sunday, September 4, 2011

EDL static demo in East London.

Uploaded by presstvlondon on 3 Sep 2011 - Just one week after the Home Secretary banned marches in 6 London Boroughs, the English Defense League held a static protest in Tower Hamlets, while through a kilometer of police, Unite Against Fascism held a counter protest.


 
 

Iceland-China resort deal stirs controversy.

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 2 Sep 2011 - Iceland's government is divided over a plan to sell a large area of the island to a Chinese tycoon. Huang Nubo has a preliminary agreement to buy a remote area of land for almost $9m to build a resort. But there are concerns the deal is a cover for China to gain a strategic foothold in the area.


Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Aftermath :

Australian court blocks Malaysia refugee swap 

Uploaded by AlJazeeraEnglish on 1 Sep 2011 - Australia's immigration department is refusing to speculate about what will happen to asylum seekers being held on Christmas island. The refugees were on their way to Malaysia as part of a swap deal, but on Monday, the high court ruled the deal illegal.


 
 

Monday, August 22, 2011

'Red Market' Boom: Indians forced to sell organs to survive.

RussiaToday on Aug 21, 2011 - In India, not everyone is benefiting from the economic boom. Tragically, some people are selling their own body parts to survive. And a scarcity of donors means the grim and illegal organ trade is thriving.



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Senior Israeli archaeologist casts doubt on Jewish heritage of Jerusalem.



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On the alleged Temple of Solomon, Finkelstein said that there is no archaeological evidence to prove it really existed.
A senior archaeologist at Tel Aviv University has cast doubt on the alleged Jewish heritage of Jerusalem. Israel Finkelstein's claims have been made in the face of official Israeli and biblical claims to the occupied city.

Professor Finkelstein, who is known as "the father of biblical archaeology", told theJerusalem Post that Jewish archaeologists have found no historical or archaeological evidence to back the biblical narrative on the Exodus, the Jews' wandering in Sinai or Joshua's conquest of Canaan. On the alleged Temple of Solomon, Finkelstein said that there is no archaeological evidence to prove it really existed.


Middle East MonitorTue, 09 Aug 2011 - Read full post 



Friday, August 19, 2011

Honest Japanese Return $78 Million in Cash Found in Quake Rubble.

PHOTO: A man walks his dog past tsunami debris in the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture, April 23, 2011.
A man walks his dog past tsunami debris in the town of Minamisanriku, 
Miyagi prefecture, April 23, 2011.





The earthquake and tsunami that walloped Japan left much of its coastline ravaged, but left one thing intact: the Japanese reputation for honesty. 

 In the five months since the disaster struck, people have turned in thousands of wallets found in the debris, containing $48 million in cash. More than 5,700 safes that washed ashore along Japan's tsunami-ravaged coast have also been hauled to police centers by volunteers and search and rescue crews. Inside those safes officials found $30 million in cash. One safe alone, contained the equivalent of $1 million. 

The National Police Agency says nearly all the valuables found in the three hardest hit prefectures, have been returned to their owners. "In most cases, the keyholes on these safes were filled with mud," said Koetsu Saiki with the Miyagi Prefectural Police. "We had to start by cutting apart the metal doors with grinders and other tools." Determining who the safes belonged to, proved to be the easy part. Saiki says most kept bankbooks or land rights documents inside the boxes, containing their names and address. Tracking the owners down, was much more challenging.

ABC News - Thurs 17, 2011 : Read full post 


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Fight for Equality in Israel's J14 Movement.

Uploaded by TheRealNews on Aug 11, 2011 - Saturday saw the largest demonstration in Israel's history in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and other cities. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis poured onto the streets to demonstrate against the high housing prices and rising costs of commodities. Meanwhile Israel's Palestinian citizens who make up 20% of the population join the movement that began on July 14th and became known as J14. The Real News' Lia Tarachansky spoke to Dror K. Levy, a professor of Cultural Studies at Haifa University, Mary Copti, a central community leader in one if Israel's mixed cities of Jaffa (Yafa), and Wafa Abu Shamis who began the Jaffa tent city against home demolitions and gentrification.




Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Turkey's Aid to Somalia

Uploaded by AlArabiya on Aug 14, 2011 - On August 13, Turkey's Islamic charity foundation IHH organized aid for victims of famine and drought in Somalia.




Israel's parliament debates street protests.

Aug 16, 2011 by Euronews - Israel's parliament interrupted its summer recess on Tuesday to debate protests against high living costs.However, the majority of Israeli legislators failed to show up.The Knesset was virtually empty and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was visiting the construction site of a new train line. Opposition leader Tzipi Livni, of the centrist Kadima party, accused Netanyahu's right-wing coalition of "foot-dragging" in tackling the protesters' concerns about taxes and the cost of housing.



Saturday, August 13, 2011

Uk : a target for the military recruitment drive.

14 August 2011 -trying to bring back their strong hold among the Sikhs.







TESCO UK Found guilty.

13 Aug 2011 :
by office of fair trading. A speaker from coalitionofresistance.org on the riots in the UK quoted as saying so.

America's Debt Problem

Aug 10, 2011 - In which John discusses the U.S. public debt, our dangerously high debt to GDP ratio, the S&P's downgrade of America's credit rating, and why our debt may not be as unmanageable as it seems. There's also some general discussion of economics, currency, the gold standard, and the worldwide financial system's dependence of the American dollar.



Saturday, August 6, 2011

World's Biggest Privatization Exercise in 2011.

STRATFORvideo on Aug 1, 2011 - Stratfor Dispatch : Analyst Lauren Goodrich examines the reasons behind Moscow's plan to privatize strategic Russian firms.




Thursday, August 4, 2011

French court orders probe into IMF chief Lagarde.

4 Aug 2011 by Euronews - A French court on Thursday ordered an investigation into IMF chief Christine Lagarde for alleged abuse of authority in her previous job as French finance minister.
Prosecutors want to probe her role in approving a 285-million-euro payment to businessman Bernard Tapie, a close friend of President Nicolas Sarkozy, in July 2008.
At the time, Tapie was in the midst of a court battle with the former state-owned bank Credit Lyonnais.
Lagarde denies any misconduct and there is no suggestion she profited personally from her decision.






Monday, August 1, 2011

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

Uploaded by talkingsticktv on Jun 21, 2007 - Interview with John Perkins author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man"









antiklaus on Apr 19, 2007 - The real deal - from a corporate hit man...












Friday, July 8, 2011

IMF Kawtim? Christine & Dominique case - scandalous!

Jul 8, 2011 - Christine now heads the IMF. DSK is struggling in court & there is a big question mark on his political future. The moral of the story is the quality of leaders on both sides of the political spectrum, the quality of the courts, the quality of women & the rule of law. What will this hold for our future?



Libya : a case of tyranny of good intentions?

Jul 7, 2011 - US & NATO had broke International & National laws, now bent on state sponsored assassination of Gadaffi. Wake up Americans, your leaders are not following the Constitution & rule of law religiously.




Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dutch MP acquitted in 'hate' trial.

AlJazeeraEnglish on Jun 23, 2011 - Dutch politician Geert Wilders has been cleared of "hate speech" charges. A court in Amsterdam found that comments Wilders made about Islam were in the context of public debate, on Thursday. The case has reopened discussions over freedom of speech in the Netherlands.

Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Amsterdam, Netherlands.





Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Young People Rising Up Against U.S Military Recruitment?

Jun 13, 2011 - Truthzonetvcom






Transcription Provided By: DeepestSleep of Youtube


"This is a reality that soldiers are faced with, that the people or Iraq and Afghanistan are faced with, that children are faced with, that the people who are living inside those houses are faced with every single day at the hands of my brothers and sisters.

What you can't see is the hundreds of civilians inside their homes, cowering under their tables, under their beds. What you can't see is the children, that after these troops leave, who can't sleep at night. What you can't see is the raw sewage flowing into the streets from where the tanks have run over the sewage lines.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

China Irks Neighbors as Tensions Rise in South China Sea.

5 Jun 2011 - Tensions in the South China Sea over territorial disputes are rising once again with China clashing with Vietnam and the Philippines recently. The disputes come as the United States and ASEAN try to help those with claims in the resource rich waters resolve their differences through dialogue and avoid the use of force or threats. VOA's William Ide has more.




Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Iceland Volcanic Ash in Europe.

25 May 2011 - Another Iceland Volcano erupted and the ash in interupting flights in Europe.






Thursday, May 12, 2011

Japan's auto industry suffering

AlJazeeraEnglish on May 11, 2011 - The Japanese government says damage from the quake and tsunami could total to more than $300bn.And the nation's car-making giants are also suffering. Toyota saw its quarterly profits fall by 50 per cent, because of damaged plants





Tuesday, May 10, 2011

UN: Chronic, Non-Communicable Disease Is World's Leading Killer

VOAvideo on May 9, 2011 - Chronic, non-communicable diseases such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are on the rise and are taking a significant toll on the economies of low- and middle-income countries. This is according to a new report from the World Health Organization.




Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wildfires continue to rage across UK

itnnews on 3 May 2011 - Hundreds of firefighters have been tackling heathland blazes across the UK, including at the Queen's Balmoral estate in Scotland.




Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The mythos of Obama and Osama.

With his death, Osama bin Laden's name and story will forever be correlated with that of Barack Obama.

Osama bin Laden's death will forever be linked with Obama's name [GALLO/GETTY]

Obama and Osama. Two names that will henceforth be coupled. The hunter, Obama, is leader of the most powerful and feared nation on earth.

Osama, the hunted, was leader of a borderless state – a non-state actor – and probably the most feared religio-political association of the modern world since the rise of the Ismaili Hashashin assassins between the 11th and 13th centuries.

Obama and Osama may rhyme, but that is not their only correlation.

The Pygmalion syndrome

A Pygmalion resides in both of them. They are, to an extent, sculptors. In turn, these two sculptors, Obama and Osama, are examples of how extraordinary men – when struck by the power of ideas, ideals and dreams, regardless of the cause – go on about sculpting their Galateas – their statues, dummies or puppets.

Each is in love with a statuesque vision, a set of ideals or dreams that they have sought to breathe life into. Otherwise, how can one explain why a man who could have nymphs, Bentleys, yachts, and everything money can buy opts for the "illusionary" – to paraphrase Marx – rewards of the hereafter?

Larbi Sadiki |  2 may 2011 :  read full post



Sunday, May 1, 2011

A very Japanese way of things...

Japan's top nuclear man resigns over Fukushima.

RussiaToday on Apr 30, 2011 - A senior nuclear advisor to the Japanese Prime Minister is resigning, alleging the government ignored his safety advice. Toshiso Kosako says the wrong radiation limits were set for schools near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, endangering the lives of children. The Japanese government denies the claims, insisting it followed expert advice. The plant has been releasing radioactivity since being hit by a earthquake and tsunami in March.




Wednesday, April 27, 2011

General David Petraeus head CIA.

President Obama is planning to make major changes to his national security team.

CIA director Leon Panetta will become U.S. defense secretary and be replaced at the spy agency's helm by U.S. Army General David Petraeus, current head of military operations in Afghanistan.

If nominated and confirmed by the Senate, Panetta would replace Robert Gates, who has long said he wants to retire this year.

Petraeus would take over the CIA less than a year after assigned to Afghanistan in the wake of the resignation of Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

The changes also take place as Obama plans to launch the process of withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, starting this July.


Citing unnamed sources, AP is also reporting that a Petraeus aide, Lt. Gen. John Allen, will take command in Afghanistan, while veteran Ryan Crocker would become the new U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.



Move: Current CIA Director Leon Panetta is expected to move to the Pentagon
Move: Current CIA Director Leon Panetta is expected to move to the Pentagon


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