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John Pilger – The Rape of East Timor: The Greatest Crime of the 20th Century, Executed and Covered up

Secret documents found in the Australian National Archives provide a glimpse of how one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century was executed and covered up. They also help us understand how and for whom the world is run.  The documents refer to East Timor, now known as Timor-Leste, and were written by diplomats in the Australian embassy in …

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F. William Engdahl – Indonesia, China, Gold and ISIS

At first glance it’s a strange title for an article. What does Indonesia, China, Gold and the Islamic State or ISIS have to do with one another? That might begin to become clearer when we look more closely at the foreign economic policy actions of the Indonesian government of President Joko Widodo. On January 14, an Indonesian terrorist group connected …

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Insight – LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE RIGHT TO WEAR JEANS FOR THE DISABLED – 01.14.16

At age ten, when Stephanie Alves started sewing she had no concept that one day she would revolutionize the clothing industry by designing clothes for people with special needs. ABL Denim, Stephanie’s company ( www.abldenim.com ), is producing jeans – yes jeans for various needs in different fabrics and styles to accommodate various needs and desires and is making consumers with disabilities elated because wearing jeans is an inalienable right. You’re probably wearing them now and jeans are the only reason I ventured into broadcasting since my chosen field could care less what one sports in an on-air environment. I even have my jeans categorized – my “nice jeans” are reserved for my talks at schools (k-12 and college) though I have to abandon them for corporate talks. So, on behalf of a society that loves all things comfy, thank you Stephanie Alves for creating jeans for consumers with disabilities who like everyone – deserves the right to be comfortable and look cool!

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Richard Falk – You can’t report truthfully on Israel without facing its wrath

Makarim Wibisono has announced his resignation as UN special rapporteur on human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, the position I held for six years until June 2014. The Indonesian diplomat says that he could not fulfill his mandate because Israel has adamantly refused to give him access to the Palestinian people living under its military occupation in the West …

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El Nino Is So Last Year, Here Comes La Nina to Wreak More Havoc

As the effects of the most severe El Nino in almost 20 years still reverberate around the world, preparations are already under way for La Nina. Indonesia is set to distribute water pumps to farmers and assessing its rice stockpiles in anticipation of the weather event materializing in October, Agriculture Minister Amran Sulaiman told reporters in Jakarta on Wednesday. La Nina, sometimes …

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Andre Vltchek – Abe’s Japan – Fascist and Falling

Japan was my home for many years. I was running there from countless war zones, to get some rest, to enjoy beautiful nature and its ancient, deep culture. I learned all about its legends and fairytales, I knew its creeks and peaks, villages lost in time. I came here to think and to write, on board those marvelous high-speed trains, Shinkansens. But …