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U.S., French, British and Italian imperialists are determined to lay hold of Libya’s now well-developed infrastructure of oil refineries, pumping stations, gas lines, ports and pipelines directly into Europe, as well as billions of dollars in gold reserves, oil reserves the largest in Africa and Libya’s other rich assets. All of this has been built […]
The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles commonly known as “drones” or UAVs is on the rise. Mainstream media regularly covers the use of drones and ‘drone strikes’ in the fight against terrorists but what is not as well know is the use of UAVs to analyze weather patterns, protect borders or to keep neighborhoods and […]
Human Rights Watch released a report last week, Old Behind Bars: The Aging Prison Population in the United States, that details a new challenge created by the extreme sentences dished out over the past generation. According to the report, in 2010 there were 124,400 prisoners—8 percent of inmates—aged 55 or older, which is an increase […]
In many reports and investigations there has been no hard evidence that Iran has any intentions of building nuclear weapons for illicit reasons. “The latest report, which came out in this year and remains highly classified, is said to reinforce the conclusion of the last N.I.E Report of 2007, that ‘Iran halted weaponization in 2003.” […]