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Growing support for suicide terrorism

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The Population Premium

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By Peter G Hall
Vice-President and Chief Economist Export Development Canada

Seems we’re never happy. Back in the ‘70s, we were obsessed with ecology, Club of Rome doomsaying on non-renewable resources and the crisis that global overpopulation was driving us toward. These arguments resurfaced in the New Millennium growth-frenzy years as excessive pollution, spiking resource prices, increased economic engagement of vast populations and other issues, reviving seminal questions of sustainability. In the stagnant post-crisis years, concern has turned to the effects of aging and shrinking populations on growth. Funny, isn’t it, that one of the most predictable economic phenomena – population – should be key to a volatile policy and strategic debate.

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The Truth About Poverty And

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How To Address It #GlobalGoals?

By Rajesh Makwana *

As the star-studded endorsements and media hype surrounding the all-pervasive Global Goals campaign begins to subside, a very different truth is beginning to emerge about this latest attempt by the international community to end poverty and create an ecologically viable future. Despite the UN's ambitious claims, all the indications are that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) do not have the potential to “free the human race from the tyranny of poverty and want” or “heal and secure our planet”.

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2030 Agenda: Development for Whom?

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By Shobha Shukla *

The world is agog with excitement at the recent adoption by the 70th UN General Assembly, of the new framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, composed of 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, hails these goals as “A blueprint for a better future…. to transform the world. We must leave no-one behind."

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Call to Kick Polluters Out of Climate Talks

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By A Correspondent

Activists have appealed to Indian government to take urgent and meaningful action on climate change in Germany (October 19 - 23). The action is part of a global day of action in several countries calling for a more just and sustainable energy system and for policymakers to end the undue influence and obstruction of climate policy by transnational fossil fuel corporations. "Every day we feel the effects of climate change - a crisis we did little to create. Today, the people of India are saying 'enough is enough!'" said Dr Sandeep Pandey, Magsaysay Awardee and Vice President of Socialist Party (India), to CNS (Citizen News Service).

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Antibiotic Use is Driving Antibiotic Resistance...

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By Shobha Shukla *

... So suggests the new data released today by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) via its ResistanceMap, an interactive online tool that allows users to track the latest global trends in drug resistance in 39 countries, and antibiotic use in 69 countries. CDDEP also issued the first-ever report on The State of the World's Antibiotics, 2015, that looks at the current state of global antibiotic use and documents alarming rates of bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics that can lead to life-threatening infections across the world.

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The Gas Wars

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By Kenneth Eade

The “gas wars” are also the current impetus behind the anti-terrorist rhetoric in fighting ISIS in Syria. Dubbed the “Islamic Pipeline,” a planned 3480 mile long Iran-Iraq-Syria natural gas pipeline going toward Europe from the Middle East, has the full support of the current Assad government. This pipeline project is competing with U.S. and European dreams to build a similar pipeline, originally contemplated to run from Qatar and Saudi Arabia through Syria to Turkey, to to supply European customers through Austria.

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A Path Out of the Middle East Collapse

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By Henry A. Kissinger – Ya Libnan

The debate about whether the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran regarding its nuclear program stabilized the Middle East’s strategic framework had barely begun when the region’s geopolitical framework collapsed. Russia’s unilateral military action in Syria is the latest symptom of the disintegration of the American role in stabilizing the Middle East order that emerged from the Arab-Israeli war of 1973.

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The Most Criminal Treaty In History Is Finally Presented For Signing

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By Eric Zuesse

As of 5 October 2015, a super-secret 12-nation treaty called TPP is set to be signed by the 12 nations, and the terms of this massive international contract will be kept secret until the contract has been in force for four years, at which time the contents might (but won't necessarily) be revealed. This will be a large new international government that has been negotiated for years by international corporations, and which is now to be rubber-stamped by corrupt politicians on their behalf. Whereas those international corporations know the contract's terms, the people who elected and are ruled by those politicians don't, and (for four years, at least) they won't.

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Germany To Deport Refugees In Military Cargo Planes

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By Martin Kreikenbaum and Andre Damon

As growing numbers of refugees seek asylum from the wars raging in Syria and Iraq, governments throughout Europe are moving to seal their borders, slash social assistance for migrants, and carry out mass deportations.

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Stop Millions Of Western Immigrants!

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By Andre Vltchek

Tens of millions of European and North American immigrants, legal and illegal, have been flooding both the cities and countryside in Asia, Latin America, and even Africa. Western migrantsare charging like bulls and the ground is shaking under their feet; they are fleeing Europe and North America in hordes. Deep down they cannot stand their own lifestyle, their own societies, but you would hardly hear them pronounce it. They are too proud and too arrogant! But, after recognizinginnumerable areas of the world as suitable for their personal needs - as safe, attractive and cheap – they simply pack and go!

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‘Global War On Terror’: World War III On The Horizon?

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By Sourav Banerjee

Since the Russian President Vladimir Putin on September 30th began airstrikes against ISIS and its affiliates in Syria at the request of the Syrian government, the world is thrown into a dark abyss of serious political turmoil. With at one side hubristic US and its allies including major powers like UK, France, Turkey, Canada and on the other Russia, Syria, Iran and now China along with Lebanon’s Hezbollah forces vying for a bigger pie in the strategic region, World War III is evidently not far from a reality, as we have the US government gratuitously threatening two nuclear powers.

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