22 Jan 2012

Death toll in Nigeria terror onslaught tops 170

More deadly attacks have hit northern Nigeria two days after the country endured one of the bloodiest spates of sectarian violence in its history, claiming up to 178 lives.


War Made Easy: How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death

War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq.

France robbed of choice and sovereignty "The masquerade of the left and right"

RT talks to the French writer an activist Alain Soral who is considered a controversial figure in his home country because he holds views which more often than not challenge the status quo and raises topics considered taboo.

Frozen Out: Fuel poverty hits thousands of UK families

Thousands of British families are feeling the chill, stuck below the poverty line and unable to meet soaring energy bills. And it is having an impact on the next generation, which has slipped through the government net for heating handouts.

Answering for Gaddafi brutal murder: His daughter's lawyer and From shelling to selling: Rolling up for Libyan profits

While Libya has been quick to shake off 40 years of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's legacy, his children are still waiting for justice. The lawyer of the late leader's daughter has been telling RT why his brutal live murder in October still hasn't been investigated.

Sarkozy Dumps Financial Transaction Tax After Pressure From Banks

French President Nicolas Sarkozy is once again setting himself up to look like a fool, this time over his pledge to implement a tax on all financial transactions, popularly referred to as the "Tobin Tax". Just days after pledging to proceed with a tax on all financial transaction tax in France if the rest of the Europe would not go along, he walked away from the "Tobin Tax" idea completely after receiving pressure from French banks.

Brink of Civil War 'Western puppets smash dreams of new Libya'

Some 200 Libyan protesters stormed the headquarters of the country's transitional government on Saturday in a show of frustration with the slow pace of national reform. But will their calls for post-Gaddafi transparency fall on deaf ears?

Subordination 101: A Walk Thru For Sovereign Bond Markets In A Post-Greek Default World

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Yesterday, Reuters' blogger Felix Salmon in a well-written if somewhat verbose essay, makes the argument that "Greece has the upper hand" in its ongoing negotiations with the ad hoc and official group of creditors. It would be a great analysis if it wasn't for one minor detail. It is wrong. And while that in itself is hardly newsworthy, the fact that, as usual, its conclusion is built upon others' primary research and analysis, including that of the Wall Street Journal, merely reinforces the fact that there is little understanding in the mainstream media of what is actually going on behind the scenes in the Greek negotiations, and thus a comprehension of how prepack (for now) bankruptcy processes operate. Furthermore, since the Greek "case study" will have dramatic implications for not only other instances of sovereign default, many of which are already lining up especially in Europe, but for the sovereign bond market in general, this may be a good time to explain why not only does Greece not have the upper hand, but why an adverse outcome from the 11th hour discussions between the IIF, the ad hoc creditors, Greece, and the Troika, would have monumental consequences for the entire bond market in general.

Cancer Drugs Make Tumors More Aggressive

Guest Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com will discuss breakthrough research that suggests chemotherapy can be more dangerous than helpful, as findings show it can multiply the chances of tumors and the presence of cancer in patients. Source

Hungary anti-EU protest: 100,000 march in Budapest

Around 100,000 people rallied in Budapest on Saturday, organisers said, to support Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who is under fire from Brussels and opponents at home over sweeping constitutional reforms. Source