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Nicaragua Envisages Regional Companies to Build Canal

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The Nicaraguan Government envisages the presence of companies from the region, through partnerships, in the construction of the inter-oceanic canal of Nicaragua.
According to Paul Oquist, Minister-Secretary for National Policy of the Nicaraguan Presidency, this work is expected to revolutionize global maritime trade.Oquist urged Dominican companies to join the initiative, saying that once concluded, the canal will have two ports, two free-trade zones, an oil pipeline and a railway from coast to coast.
“The beginning of construction works is scheduled for late 2014 and they are expected to be completed by 2019″, said Oquist.”[[[Since in Nicaragua there are no large companies to perform mega-projects there will be thousands of subcontracts, which will represent an incentive for foreign companies to forge partnerships with ours”, he said.”We expect this project to boost economies and provide workers of the region with several jobs” said Oquist.]]]
 [ed notes:regional companies?he better double or triple his security detail,the jackals(CIA) will be unleashed by the north on him…

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Jose Saramago(literary nobel peace winner) – Where’s the democracy? [Subs: EN, FR, DE, IT, HR,]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aWFQRcdChk

[ed notes: click cc captions for english!
  SARAMAGO, José. Portuguese Literature Nobel Laureate: “What is happening in Palestine is a crime that we can compare to what occurred in Auschwitz” & “[Israel’s] aim is nothing less than the liquidation of the Palestinian people” During a visit to Ramallah in March 2002 during the Second Intifada, Saramago compared the Palestinian city, which was blockaded at the time by the Israeli army, to concentration camps.During the 2006 Lebanon War, Saramago condemned in what he characterized as “a long-term military, economic and geographic practice whose political aim is nothing less than the liquidation of the Palestinian nation”

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Hearing on Human Rights in Colombia – November 27, 2013 Impacts of free trade agreements on human rights..

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Introduction The Trade Agreement between the EU, Colombia and Peru, signed in June 2012 and subsequently ratified in December of the same year by the European Parliament, provisionally entered into force on August 1, 2013, in a context of high social and political tension reflected in significant social demonstrations during 2013. The Trade Agreement has led to serious questions on the situation of human rights, the lack of specific and efficient labour, social and environmental standards, the continuing violence in Colombian regions, and the potential impacts of the Agreement on sectors of the Colombian economy.
Given this reality, the European Parliament called for the development of a road map on human rights, labour rights and environmental rights, which “should be aimed essentially at safeguarding human rights, enhancing and improving trade unionists’ rights and protecting the environment”1. The Parliament noted on several occasions that both the Trade Agreement and its accompanying roadmap could serve as tools for monitoring the human rights situation in Colombia. We therefore call upon the European Parliament to use the Roadmap and to take appropriate measures in light of the current situation. This document details the current situation, and outlines the concerns which still exist about the main focuses set out in the Roadmap (human rights and labour rights), as well as the potential impacts of the Trade Agreement
[[[[[[Summary – Conclusions The general human rights situation in Colombia remains of serious concern:- Murders continue to be committed against human rights defenders, land restitution leaders,small farming and indigenous leaders fighting for their land and opposing dams or miningprojects. Between January and September 2013, at least 52 defenders were killed.- The criminalization of social protest continues to affect freedom of expression and assembly.There are reports of stigmatisation by high officials, and violent repression, resulting in up to15 killings during the last national strike.- Several legislative initiatives could promote impunity and have been strongly questioned by UN mechanisms The number of displaced people is increasing every day, with over 250,000 new cases in 2012. Today in Colombia 5.7 million displaced people are registered. There is a 99.5 % rate of impunity for this crime]]]
[ed notes:click link for rest..in short..eu and us continue to be responsible for aiding and justifying the continual repression and crimes taking place in Colombia…

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Intelligence Community Plans for Continuity of Operations

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http://blogs.fas.org/secrecy/2013/12/ic-coop/


The U.S. intelligence community should continue to provide intelligence support to national leaders even in the event of a catastrophicemergency, according to a new Intelligence Community Directive.“IC elements shall develop and maintain COOP [continuity of operations] capabilities to ensure the uninterrupted flow of national intelligence and, through the support of COG [continuity of government], the continuation of National Essential Functions,” the Directive states.The new Directive implements the Bush Administration’s 2007 National Security Presidential Directive 51 on “National Continuity Policy.” Presidential directives remain in force unless or until they are superseded or rescinded.
[ed notes:prepare for the next false flag attack…coming soon to a theater near your city or nationwide..lets all thank abominable obama for letting bushs directives go unchecked…

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Tailored for Sharks

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How rules are tailored and public interest surrendered to suit corporate interests in the WTO, FTAs and BITs trade and investment regime
The discourse of rules and fairness usually brings up ideas of equality, justice and upholding of rights. Therefore, when the World Trade Organization (WTO) describes itself as a “rules-based” system that treats all member countries fairly based on the principle of “non-discrimination”, it could be concluded that the WTO multilateral trading system is just and equitable.But if the WTO system were indeed equitable, then why has global trade become concentrated in the hands of a few corporations, indicating that only a few big corporate players benefit from the global trading system.
Why is it that 80% of US exports are handled by only 1% of the largest exporters and 85% of EU exports are in the hands of only 10% of the big exporters? If the WTO rules based system were really non- discriminatory, equitable and just, then shouldn’t there be an equal distribution of economic benefits to all 159 Members countries?This Report contests some key assumptions about the rules based global trade and investment system. It addresses such questions as: Who are the real beneficiaries of the legally binding and enforceable agreements and rules of the WTO that ensures the smooth, predictable and free movement of trade flows?Who are the key players in global trade that would benefit from the breaking down of all trade barriers? And ultimately, whose trade organization is the WTO really and how is it related to the regime of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and International Investment Agreements (IIAs)?How is this elaboration of rules designed to privilege the unilateral operations of transnational corporations (TNCs) which maintains a sea of sharks and sardines?How does the Dispute Settlement Mechanism (DSM) work?Are all these rules designed as part of the neoliberal architecture of impunity protecting the privileges of these corporations?And in this environment, how is the public interest and national sovereignty surrendered?

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CIA gave birth to TTP at “Penny Lane” near Guantanamo Bay Prison–Report

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[ed notes:double agents my a## …they are paids ,period…

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World Bank Whistleblower Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World

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Karen Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the World Bank for more than 20 years. In fact, when she was fired for blowing the whistle on corruption inside the World Bank, she held the position of Senior Counsel. She was in a unique position to see exactly how the global elite rule the world, and the information that she is now revealing to the public is absolutely stunning.According to Hudes, the elite use a very tight core of financial institutions and mega-corporations to dominate the planet.
Karen HudesThe goal is control. They want all of us enslaved to debt, they want all of our governments enslaved to debt, and they want all of our politicians addicted to the huge financial contributions that they funnel into their campaigns. Since the elite also own all of the big media companies, the mainstream media never lets us in on the secret that there is something fundamentally wrong with the way that our system works.Remember, this is not some “conspiracy theorist” that is saying these things. This is a Yale-educated attorney that worked inside the World Bank for more than two decades.

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US STRENGTHENING BAHRAINS REPRESSION AND DICTATORSHIP

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“Bahrain is going to suddenly emerge” in the eyes of the public and the Defence Department, he said.The US Navy is confirming its footprint in the Arabian Gulf by reinforcing its presence through short- and long-term plans. Telling Navy sailors at the US Naval Facility in Manama that Bahrain remained the best option for operating out of the region, Adm Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, described a plan to bring two more coastal patrol ships to the kingdom in the spring. The first littoral combat ships are expected to arrive in Bahrain in 2018 with rotational crews, Greenert told the US newspaper …Greenert stressed Bahrain’s key role in the service’s Middle East presence, telling sailors that the base here would continue to be its “centrepiece” and denying there was a plan B.“We don’t have that kind of deep relationship with any other country that we have with Bahrain,” Greenert told Stripes.Bahrain has had a long, close cooperation with the US and was designated a Major Non-Nato Ally in 2002.
[ed notes:Meanwhile….However, various rights groups continue expressing abuses by the Bahraini government including “the growing threats against human rights defenders and the continued exploitation of the judicial system.” Bahrain Center for Human Rights continues to call for medical treatment for incarcerated political leader Abdulwahab Hussain….concern over the arrest of human rights activist Hussain Jawad who is accused of “inciting hatred against the regime,” and calls for the immediate release of Nabeel Rajab, a prominent human rights activist “jailed for taking part in an anti-government protest last year.” The Associated Press reports that a court denied Rajab’s request for an early release from his charge of “encouraging illegal gatherings,” which he was eligible for.

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Saudi Wahhabi Preacher: OK to Kill Muslim Women & Children Unintentionally to Kill Infidels

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 A Saudi Wahhabi preacher who appeared on Saudi “al-Thaminah” TV stated that the killing of Muslim women and children is permissible according to his sources when it’s done as collateral damage resulting from the “lawful” aim of killing infidels. These Wahhabi preachers are the ones providing fatwas to combatants in Syria regarding what they view as religiously approved rules of war. Civilians in Syria have been indiscriminately targeted by Wahhabi terrorists supported by Saudi Arabia, all done under the justification of fighting an “infidel regime”.

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FSA Leader Defects to ISIL and Exposes FSA as a Saudi-Israeli Run Project

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkfW1CWXevQ

 Saddam al-Jamal, leader of the “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) Eastern Front and a member of the FSA Staff Board or Supreme Military Council, has recently dissociated himself from the FSA, its Military Council, and the National Coalition and joined al-Qaeda’s “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.” Al-Jamal also leads “Allahu Akbar” Brigade in al-Bukamal in the Deir Ezzor area of eastern Syria. He revealed that the person currently responsible for the file of the “Syrian Revolution” is Salman bin Sultan, Bandar’s brother, from the Saudi royal family. He also confirmed the involvement many regional and global intelligence services in the running of the FSA, whether it is in attending FSA meetings, training them in Jordan and other locations, and providing them with different types of assistance.
 

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