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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
Validated Independent News

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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