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Nafeez Ahmed – Is an Economic Oil Crash Around the Corner?

A report by HSBC shows that contrary to industry mythology, even amidst the glut of unconventional oil and gas, the vast bulk of the world’s oil production has already peaked and is now in decline, while European government scientists show that the value of energy produced by oil has declined by half within the first 15 years of the 21st century. …

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Jessica Shankleman and Chris Martin – Solar Could Beat Coal to Become the Cheapest Power on Earth

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere. In 2016, countries from Chile to the United Arab Emirates broke records with deals to generate electricity from sunshine for less than 3 cents a kilowatt-hour, half the average global cost of coal …

Nomi Prins – Tomgram: Nomi Prins, The March of the Billionaires

Just whom Donald Trump will appoint to various key posts in his future administration has an unbearably enticing set of moving targets for the media (until, as at a recent rally in Cincinnati, dramatic announcements are made at unexpected moments, or released in other ways). And give The Donald credit: if he has a genius for anything, it’s for dominating …

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Joyce Bukuru – How Saudi Arabia Kept its UN Human Rights Council Seat

How did Saudi Arabia, which has been indiscriminately bombing Yemeni civilians for 18 months, just get re-elected to the Human Rights Council, the United Nations’ premier human rights body? Unlike Russia, whose failure to retain its council seat made the news last week, Saudi Arabia was able to slide safely back into its own chair. Why? Because it had no …

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Trends This Week – Fear index is rising – 11.02.16

The Stock Market “fear index” is spiking, the dollar’s declining and gold prices are rising. Is it the US elections that spreading fear, or is fear of a troubled global economy? Geopolitical tensions are rising. From Saudi Arabia to Sudan, from Yemen to Russia, real conflicts are erupting and McCarthyism propaganda from the US are setting the stage for spreading wars.

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Global Alert News – 10.15.16

The US/NATO quest for total global dominance continues to move forward while it is simultaneously fracturing from within. The US supported ally, Saudi Arabia, has just added to it’s growing mountain of dead civilians by slaughtering a funeral gathering in Yemen. Former US allies, like the Philippines, are kicking the US military out of their country. Many other nations are rapidly descending into chaos. The geoengineers are flowing moisture into the Western US but have so far syphoned off much of it with a constant aerosol spraying assault. The atmospheric aerosol saturation (and radio frequency transmissions) broadcasts the moisture out into massive expanses of largely rainless cloud cover. Welcome to solar radiation management which is worsening the overall warming of the planet, not mitigating it. And for those who have bought into “the more Co2, the better” equation, a new study now proves that trees and plants have long since passed their peak ability to absorb this greenhouse gas. The latest addition of Global Alert News is below Apathy and angst will not save us, only properly prioritized collective action can yet make a difference. Each and every one of us can have a profound impact for the better on the overall paradigm, we simply need to try. Make your voice heard.

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Nika Knight – After Profiting from Weapons Sales and Bombing Yemen, U.S. Calls for Cease-Fire

The United States, Britain, and the U.N. peace envoy to Yemen called Sunday for an unconditional ceasefire in Yemen to take place “within hours.” The two nations are trying “to seize on outrage caused by the killing of 140 people in a Saudi airstrike,” the Guardian reports. Read more

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New famine fears loom in Yemen

Intensive care wards in Yemen’s hospitals are filled with emaciated children hooked up to monitors and drips – victims of food shortages that could get even worse due to a reorganization of the central bank that is worrying importers. With food ships finding it hard to get into Yemen’s ports due to a virtual blockade by the Saudi-led coalition that …

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Russia Finds – Shaming The U.S. Government Into Action Can Work

Russia Finds – Shaming The U.S. Government Into Action Can Work Russia has now managed twice to shame the U.S. into action against Jihadis by publicly demonstrating that the U.S. is not really committed to its promises. During 2014 and 2015 the U.S. did very little to attack the Islamic State. U.S. strikes hit irrelevant targets likean “ISIS excavator” or some …

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Dave Lindorff – 8 years of change, but not much hope: President Obama’s Crappy Legacy

Barack Obama came into the White House on a wave of passionate new voters, many of them black or young and white, becoming the nation’s first black president and promising a new era of “hope and change.” Eight years later, as he is preparing to exit the White House, he leaves behind considerable wreckage, disappointment and a legacy of death …