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Validated News - 31 Jan 2013


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Should Childhood Vaccination be Mandatory?
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In Great Britain there has been almost twice the number of measles cases in England and Wales in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year. The figure from the Health Protection Agency (HPA) has seen cases rise from 497 to 964. This is a staggering number and the [...]

Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens regime of corporate global governance
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), branded as a trade agreement and negotiated in unprecedented secrecy, is actually an enforceable transfer of sovereignty from nations and their people to foreign corporations. As of December 2012, eleven countries are involved—Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam, and the United States—with an open invitation [...]

Whole Foods Engages in GMO Deception
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With products labeled and marketed as organic, fresh, pesticide free, natural, gluten free, Whole Foods Markets (“Nothing Artificial, Ever”) present themselves as distinctive, trustworthy sources to customers seeking local, healthy and pure foods. Nonetheless, as Mike Adams of Natural News reports, “Whole Foods deceives consumers into unknowingly buying GMOs while financially supporting a GMO supply [...]

China frees 24,000 abducted women, children in 2011
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Trafficking of women and children is a serious problem in China. In 2011 Chinese police rescued over 24,000 women and children who otherwise would have been sold for adoption or forced into prostitution, some as far away as Angola. China’s Ministry of Public Security reported on its website that police across the country had rescued [...]

Despite sanctions US exports to Iran jumps by third
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In hopes of halting what NATO believes to be Iran’s attempts to create functioning atomic weapons, many sanctions have been imposed upon the country. However, according to the US Census Bureau, US exports to Iran have risen sharply despite strict sanctions. Specifically, 2012 exports have increased by 33% compared to 2011. While the total exports [...]

The Trans-Pacific-Partnership: This Is What Corporate Governance Looks Like
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The fifteenth round of Trans-Pacific-Partnership (TPP) negotiations are being held in New Zealand in December 2012. Over the years, TPP negotiations have expanded to include eleven nations: the United States, Canada, Mexico, Peru, Chile, New Zealand, Australia, Brunei, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia, with the possibility of more joining in the future due to the inclusion [...]

Behind the US-NATO-UN Sponsored Brahimi Plan for Syria
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In August 2012, Lakhdar Brahimi replaced Kofi Annan as special envoy from the United Nations and the Arab League to Syria. In announcing the appointment, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon declared that Brahimi would employ “his talent and extraordinary experience” to lead Syria toward a “political transition in accordance with the legitimate aspirations of the Syrian [...]
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Gordon Campbell: On How Obama’s Supreme Court Choice Says Everything (Bad) About His Presidency

Nothing has epitomised the presidency of Barack Obama quite like his Supreme Court nominees. Time and again, Republican presidents will blithely nominate right wing ideological extremists (Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas) who only sometimes misfire and turn out to be liberals in disguise (David Souter). Yet Obama has consistently skipped over the judicially qualified liberals and gone for a succession of centrists... More>>

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Turkey: UN Secretary-General On The Terrorist Bombing In Ankara

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack in Ankara earlier today. According to the latest reports, the explosion in the Kizilay district killed and wounded dozens of people. More>>

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Five Years On: Fukushima And New Zealand

Science Media Centre: It was the worst nuclear event since Chernobyl. In the wake of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, a crippled Japanese nuclear powerplant went into meltdown, and the world watched as emergency workers scrambled to shut down and contain the reactors. More>>

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UNICEF: 1 In 3 Syrian Children Has Grown Up Knowing Only Crisis

An estimated 3.7 million Syrian children – 1 in 3 of all Syrian children - have been born since the conflict began five years ago, their lives shaped by violence, fear and displacement, according to a UNICEF report. This figure includes more than 151,000 children born as refugees since 2011. More>>

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Franklin Lamb: Syria’s Truce Bodes Well For Salvaging Our Cultural Heritage

The tentative cessation of hostilities in Syria, which came into effect on 2/28/2016, brokered by Washington and Moscow, is only in its second week... It is well documented that there have been daily incidents of artillery shelling, airstrikes and clashes. Yet, for the nearly 12 million displaced civilians, half of Syria’s population, it’s a much welcomed respite. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Rubio’s Last Stand (And Sleater-Kinney)

Well, it certainly was entertaining to watch Rubio succeed in getting under Donald Trump’s skin the other day, in the last debate before tomorrow’s Super Tuesday multi-state sweepstakes... The real killer for Rubio was that the most recent poll from Florida which shows him losing his home state to Trump by a huge margin in the primary due on March 15. More>>

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