Growing the Russia-China New Relationship

New Eastern Outlook While the Obama Administration is preoccupied with keeping an increasingly unhappy EU firm on further economic sanctions against Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Putin is busy outflanking an increasingly desperate Washington. Rather than fixate on the deliberate US and NATO provocations in Ukraine, Russia is deepening its strategic ties…
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Despite Outcry of Opposition, Obama Pushes “Horrific” Trade Deal in Asia

Common Dreams by Jon Queally Japanese farmers and their supporters hold placards and chant slogans against an anti-Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal at a rally in front of the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo on April 22, 2014, the day before US President Barack Obama visits. Japan seeks…
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Neo-Cons and Corporate Fascists for Hong Kong Democracy?

Land Destroyer Report by Tony Cartalucci Many "Occupy Central" supporters now admit the US National Endowment for Democracy's (NED) role in ongoing chaos in Hong Kong and simply say, "so what?" Here's ; James T. Griffiths of the South China Morning Post was preparing a hit piece on analysts exposing…
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Japan’s Monetary Pearl Harbor

Washington's Blog by Charles Hugh Smith Trying to “fix” a sclerotic, inefficient state-cartel economy by boosting inflation–the ultimate goal of Japan’s Monetary Pearl Harbor– is a self-liquidating path to destruction. The Bank of Japan’s surprise expansion of financial stimulus strikes me as the monetary equivalent of Pearl Harbor –not in the…
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US Struggles to Keep Asia in Dark Age

New Eastern Outlook by Tony Cartalucci US-funded newspapers promote US-funded NGOs in their efforts to halt infrastructure projects that would reduce flooding, produce clean, renewable energy, and provide jobs and development for ; “The Irrawaddy,” which claims to be “a leading source of reliable news, information, and analysis on Burma/Myanmar…
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The Dollar Decline Continues: China Starts Direct Convertibility With Asia’s #1 Financial Hub

Sovereign Man by Simon Black Earlier this week some of the biggest financial news of the year made huge waves all over Asia. Yet in the Western press, this hugely important information has barely even been mentioned. While this is ignored in the US so far, it’s front page news…
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Japan Reacts to Worsening Fukushima Disaster By … Reopening Nuclear Plant Next to Active Volcano Which Is About to Blow

Washington's Blog D’oh! Scientists warned that an earthquake could take out Fukushima. The Japanese ignored the warning … and even tore down the natural seawall which protected Fukushima from tidal waves. Fukushima is getting ; And see this and this. Have the Japanese learned their lesson? Are they decommissioning nuclear…
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Coca-Cola Ordered to Shut Down Plant in India for Draining Water & Rampant Polluting

Natural Society by Christina Sarich Coca-Cola has been ordered to shut down operations in a city in India for using too much water and violating pollution laws, but the company seeks to keep business running as usual. Just like its heavy funding against the GMO labeling campaigns here in the…
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Hong Kong’s Umbrellas are ‘Made in USA’

New Eastern Outlook by F. William Engdahl The Washington neo-cons and their allies in the US State Department and Obama Administration are clearly furious with China, as they are with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. As both Russia and China in recent years have become more assertive about defining their national interests,…
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Turmoil in Hong Kong, Terrorism in Xinjiang: America’s Covert War on China

New Eastern Outlook by Tony Cartalucci China is facing increasing pressure along two fronts. In its western province of Xinjiang, terrorists have been stepping up destabilization and separatist activities. In China’s southeast Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, protests have disrupted normality in the dense urban streets, with protest leaders seeking…
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Hong Kong Protest: Another CIA-Coordinated ‘Revolution’ In The Making

StoryLeak by Michael Thomas Already Labeled The ‘Umbrella Revolution’ To Falsely Portray As A Populist Movement “There’s not a single major protest or coup d’état, revolution or civil war that doesn’t have the CIA’s fingerprints all over it.” – Veteran Intelligence Analyst Of course, whenever a reference is made to…
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Radiation Levels at Fukushima Rise to Record Highs After Typhoon

RT The amount of radioactive water near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has risen to record levels after a typhoon passed through Japan last week, state media outlet NHK reported on Wednesday. Specifically, levels of the radioactive isotope cesium are now at 251,000 becquerels per liter, three times higher than…
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Asia

Eurasian Economic Union Founding Treaty Signed

New Eastern Outlook by Viktoria Panfilova Presidents Vladimir Putin, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Alexander Lukashenko signed a Treaty establishing the Eurasian Economic Union, in Astana on May 29th. Three countries are to lie at the core of this economic alliance: Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus. This historic document marks a new phase…
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Asia

“Conflict Between China And Vietnam Is Imminent” – China Piles Troops, Tanks, Artillery And APCs Near Vietnam Border

Zero Hedge Earlier today, Putin did his usual "we are pulling our forces away from the Ukraine border" gambit (sure he and is replacing them with a massive airforce drill), and as usual the algos fell for it, after European stocks suddenly surged out of nowhere on the now quite…
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Asia

Over 3000 Chinese Evacuated (By Boat & Plane) As Vietnam’s Anti-China Riots Escalate; Taiwan Also On “High Alert”

Zero Hedge China began evacuating hundreds of its nationals from Vietnam (via at least 2 planes and 5 ships) as the anti-China protests have become increasingly deadly following Beijing's attempt to deploy an oil drill in Vietnamese dispuited waters (detailed here, here, here, and here)... *CHINA SENDING 5 SHIPS TO…
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Africa

Obama prepares to smash BRICS during his last few years in office

Strategic Culture by Wayne Madsen The buildup of NATO air and ground forces along the borders of Russia in eastern Europe and President Barack Obama’s American power-influencing trip to Asia have a single purpose. The seen and unseen forces who dictate policy to their political puppets in Washington, London, Paris,…
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US Policy in Eurasia: Full-Spectrum Subversion

Global Research By Mark Hackard What do postmodern exhibitionists, Islamic holy warriors and marauding ultra-nationalists share in common? Seemingly little, aside from the fact that these bizarre bedfellows are the star assets of US policy in Eurasia. And despite their use of very different tactics, they all are tasked with the…
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War, Economic Catastrophe and Environmental Degradation. Under the Guise of Progress and Development

Global Research By Colin Todhunter Poverty and Despair in India Indian finance minister once claimed that his government’s policies were pro growth and pro equity (1). He talked of alleviating poverty in India ‘in our lifetime’ by implementing the type of development policies currently being pursued. The minister envisages 85…
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Asia

Fukushima Didn’t Just Suffer 3 Meltdowns … It Also Suffered Melt-THROUGHS and Melt-OUTS

Washington's Blog The Nuclear Core Has Finally Been Found … Scattered All Over Japan We reported in May 2011 that authorities knew – within days or weeks – that all 3 active Fukushima nuclear reactors had melted down, but covered up that fact for months. The next month, we reported…
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Asia

Obama Heads to Asia to Jumpstart Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, President Obama left Tuesday on a weeklong trip to Asia to try to jumpstart a stalled multi-national trade agreement that is a critical component of the president's promise to “pivot” American economic attention toward that continent. Since his reelection in 2012, President Obama…
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Economic and Social Crisis in Thailand, Political Regime in Disarray

Global Research By Tony Cartalucci Thailand: Regime’s Desperation is Tangible  Elections, court decisions, and the people themselves have encircled the embattled regime of Thaksin Shinawatra, leaving it both desperate and dangerous. Deposed autocrat, accused mass murderer, convicted criminal and fugitive, billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra continues to cling to power through his…
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Wishful Thinking: NYT Claims Thai Protesters are in “Retreat”

Land Destroyer Report   NYT's delusional analysis won't stop inevitable fall of Wall Street's proxy regime in Thailand. For the past decade, the regime of billionaire, accused mass murderer, convicted criminal and fugitive Thaksin Shinawatra has been coddled by the West, in particular the corporate-financier interests of Wall Street and…
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North Korea Fires Warning Shots With Scud Missiles – Report

RIA Novosti North Korea reportedly fired two missiles into the Sea of Japan on Monday, adding to a series of warning shots that have come as the South engages in annual military exercises with the United States. The North has fired at least six short-range Scud missiles from its southeastern…
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Thailand: Protesters to Refocus Movement

Land Destroyer Report By Tony Cartalucci With the “Shutdown Bangkok” campaign a success, protesters plan on consolidating stages and refocusing with their newly gained ; The “Shutdown Bangkok” campaign was designed to coordinate pressure on the regime of US-backed dictator Thaksin Shinawatra and his proxy political machine headed by his own…
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Thailand: BBC Attempts to Justify Terrorism

Land Destroyer Report Image: The BBC's Jonathan Head has been consist-ently and intentionally dishonest with his coverageof ; BBC plums new depths with dishonest coverage of Thai crisis and attempted justification of expanding pro-regime terror ; The BBC has once again attempted to manipulate public perception regarding world events, this time in…
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Official says China is training for a ‘short sharp war’ with Japan

IntelliHub At the West 2014 conference on Feb. 13 in San Diego, Calif, Capt. James Fanell, deputy chief of staff intelligence and information operations for  the Pacific Fleet revealed that China and Japan may be on the verge of war. “We witnessed the massive amphibious and cross military region enterprise —…
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Why Occupy Bangkok is Working and Occupy Wall Street Didn’t

Land Destroyer Report by Tony Cartalucci Power flows from institutions and those without them have no power. Occupy Wall Street, ideologically speaking, could not have been any more universally appealing. It was the 99% against the 1% (or more accurately - the vs. the ), with the realization that big…
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Thaksin’s War on the 99% Continues – This Time Against the Handicapped

Land Destroyer Report What may have seemed like an isolated incident perpetrated by one of the more unsavory supporters of the current regime of accused mass murder, convicted criminal and fugitive, Thaksin Shinawatra, now appears to be more systemic - the abuse, mockery, and neglect of Thailand's was reported in…
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Thailand: Sham Elections Unravel in Humiliation

Land Destroyer Report Less than half the nation bothers to vote at polling stations uninterrupted by protests indicating a vote of no confidence in both the current regime, or the so-called "democratic process" it presides over. Image: Nepotist-appointed proxy PM Yingluck Shinawatra, sister of deposed dictator Thaksin Shinawatra would complete…
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Thailand: New York Times Defends Terrorist Regime & Sham Elections

Land Destroyer Report NYT again distorting reality for Wall Street-backed billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra and his violent personality ; Image: Thomas Fuller makes a career out of dis-torting Southeast Asia's geopolitical landscapeacross the pages of the New York ; February 2, 2014 (ATN) - In Thomas Fuller's New York Times piece titled,…
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Afghan Officials: US Behind Some ‘Insurgent-Style’ Attacks

AntiWar by Jason Ditz The Karzai government has repeatedly taken the US military to task for killing large numbers of civilians in the occupation, but they may just be the tip of the iceberg, as Afghan officials say a case is being made suggesting the US has also engaged in…
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Thailand: Regime Assassinates Protest Leader on Eve of Sham Elections

Land Destroyer Report Peaceful protests turn deadly as regime unleashes "red shirt" enforcers and heavily armed assassins. (ATN) - Regime gunmen assassinated celebrated NGO worker, activist, and protest core leader Sutin Taratin Sunday, during a brazen broad-daylight drive by shooting amid a melee between protesters and armed "red shirt" regime…
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Ukraine: Arab Spring Comes Along with Breath of Plagues

Strategic Culture by Vladimir NESTEROV Ukraine is hit by «Arab Spring» accompanied by the breath of plagues. Hoodlums and revolutionary mobsters hit the streets of Kiev, Poltava, Cherkassy and other cities. Western and some local media outlets paint this hoodlum acts as «opposition protests» or manifestations of «radicalism». The so-called…
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Radioactive cesium uptake continues in fish off the coast of Fukushima

Natural News by Rebecca Winters It has been almost three years, and Fukushima continues to endanger the biosphere. A study published in the October 2013 Journal of Environmental Radioactivity on the effects of the Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster in marine life confirms that radioactive cesium is continuing to be…
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Japan Puts the Brakes on Trans-Pacific Partnership Participation

The New American by Joe Wolverton, II, In what amounts to a good sign for sovereignty, Japan may not be ready to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In an article posted on a Japanese news site and translated using Google Translate, Japanese negotiators are pumping the brakes on the so-called…
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US Pacific Commander Warns “Risks Are Growing” Between China & Japan

ZeroHedge While it is becoming increasingly clear that tensions between Japan and China (and in fact most of the Asian nations) are escalating; the fact that Admiral Samuel Locklear - commander of US forces in the Pacific - believes "risk calculations are growing," as the two large powers have a…
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Thailand: Regime Cites Own Terror Campaign as Pretext for “Emergency Decree”

Land Destroyer Report After weeks of terrorism aimed at protesters, the regime of Thaksin Shianwatra has declared the protests as "violent" in another stunning indictment of its illegitimacy to lead the country.   Image: What remains of a grenade thrown into an "OccupyBangkok" march on Friday, killing 1 and maiming…
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Thailand: US-backed Regime Using Terrorism Against Occupy Bangkok Protesters

Land Destroyer Report Since TIME's report warning of regime's Hitleresque "red shirts" stockpiling weapons to assault protesters in Bangkok there have been 3 grenade attacks aimed at protest leaders and one shooting critically wounding a protest ; "Occupy Bangkok" protesters rising up against the US-backed dictator Thaksin Shinawatra and his proxy…
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