TPP agreement cuts banks loose, undermines Buy America, hurts food and environmental safety, but still on the fast-track by Obama

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TheRealNews on Jul 20, 2013

Lori Wallach: TPP agreement cuts banks loose, undermines Buy America, hurts food safety and environmental safety, but it’s still being put on the fast-track by Obama.

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Journalist Helen Thomas Dies At 92 + Helen Thomas on Her One Question for Obama (2010)

Helen Thomas died today

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Condolences and sympathies to Helen Thomas’ family and friends.

Pioneering correspondent Helen Thomas dies at 92

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Correspondent Helen Thomas spent 49 years covering the ins and out of the White House. Now the veteran journalist has died, aged 92. Thomas was a pioneer for women in the industry, putting tough questions to ten US presidents. Al Jazeera’s John Terrett reports from Washington, DC.

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Barack Obama’s Notice: Regarding the Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Significant Transnational Criminal Organizations + Executive Order 13581–Blocking Property of Transnational Criminal Organizations

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The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
July 19, 2013

On July 24, 2011, by Executive Order 13581, I declared a national emergency with respect to transnational criminal organizations pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the activities of significant transnational criminal organizations.

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British Govt. Encourages Chemical Weapons Use In Bahrain, Syria by Finian Cunningham

by Finian Cunningham
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East Africa
Crossposted from PressTV
July 18, 2013


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Little Sajida Faisal had only just come into this world. But five days after her birth, she was dead, killed by suffocation from tear gas. She died on 11 December, a Sunday, in 2011 in her family home in the Bahraini village of Belad al-Qadeem.

Her father later told how Bahraini riot police had been firing tear gas into the streets for several days without stop. The whole village was under a toxic cloud of chemical gas, and with military checkpoints everywhere, the residents of Belad al-Qadeem were effectively held hostage, forced to breathe in the deadly fumes.

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Fred Branfman: Excesses of Executive Branch Eroding Democratic Institutions

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July 20, 2013

TheRealNews on Jun 22, 2013

Fred Branfman: Excesses of Executive Branch Eroding Democratic Institutions.  Continue reading