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Censorship World: New Zealand Fisheries Want Grisly Images Of Dead Penguins Caught In Nets Banned

Authored by Eleanor Ainge Roy via The Guardian,

The seafood industry in New Zealand has asked the government to withhold graphic video of dead sea life caught in trawler nets as they are potentially damaging to fisheries and to brand New Zealand.

A letter from five seafood industry leaders to the Ministry of Primary Industries […]

China GDP Beats, Retail Sales Slump (Amid Renewed Fake Data Fears)

China bond yields rose ahead of the macro data avalanche tonight (following a leaked upside surprise print for GDP). GDP, Industrial Production, and Fixed Asset Investment all beat expectations but Retail Sales missed dramatically – growing at its slowest since Feb 2004.

As a reminder, these numbers are landing amid some renewed concern over the […]

Michigan House Passes Bill to Ban “Material Support or Resources” for Warrantless Federal Surveillance

By Michael Maharrey

Today, the Michigan House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs. This represents an essential step states need to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end its own spying.

Rep. Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) introduced House Bill 4430 (HB4430) […]

‘Symbol of oppression:’ German college in hot water over controversial burqa course

A German college has provoked massive public outrage with its Muslim face veils course. The move was slammed as supporting the oppression of women and promoting Islamization which the college denied.

The “Headscarf and Hijab in Dresden – dress codes in Islam” – listed by the Dresden adult education center as part of its curriculum […]

Riyadh Ritz-Carlton ‘prison’ resumes booking hotel guests

The Ritz-Carlton hotel in Riyadh will resume taking bookings next month, Bloomberg reports. The hotel in the Saudi capital was turned into a prison for the royal elite accused by the ruling regime of corruption.

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The purge’s goal is reportedly to recoup as much as $100 billion from the arrested Saudi […]

Israeli forces kill Palestinian believed to responsible for killing rabbi

A Palestinian allegedly responsible for last week’s drive-by shooting murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach, was killed by the elite Border Police unit during a shootout in the West Bank city of Jenin Wednesday night, Israeli media report. The Palestinian health ministry confirmed that the Palestinian killed in Jenin was Khamed Nasser Jarrar. During the operation, […]

Phillips Curve R.I.P.

For a decade central banks have printed enormous quantities of new money. The excuse is to stimulate the economy by reviving inflation. However, the money has, for the most part, driven up the prices of financial assets instead of consumer and producer prices. The result has been a massive increase in the inequality of income, […]

FBI Investigating Millions Of “Mishandled” Dollars Funneled From Australian Govt To Clinton Foundation

The FBI has asked retired Australian policeman-turned investigative journalist, Michael Smith, to provide information he has gathered detailing multiple allegations of the Clinton Foundation receiving tens of millions of mishandled taxpayer funds, according to LifeZette. 

“I have been asked to provide the FBI with further and better particulars about allegations regarding improper donations to the CF funded by […]

Tillerson touts indefinite US presence in Syria & Assad must go in ‘new’ plan

Echoing previous administrations, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said the “new” US strategy in Syria will involve a long-term US military presence and regime change in order to secure US interests.

Speaking at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution Wednesday, Tillerson sought to distance President Donald Trump’s policy in Syria from former President Barack Obama’s approach.

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‘If US is sidelined, 2 Koreas can work towards peace and stability’

The US is interfering with the ongoing Korean talks, which Seoul hopes will eventually lead to the denuclearization of the entire peninsula, security analyst Charles Shoebridge told RT.

The third session of inter-Korean talks in a week signalled a significant breakthrough in the frosty ties between the two Koreas. And while the thaw in relations […]