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Syria versus ISIS

Syrian Government Forces Start Crushing ISIS, Military and Intelligence Assistance from Russia By Global Research, September 26, 2015 23 September 2015 Region:  Theme:  9

Global Warming 37

Forest Loss and Land Degradation Fuel Climate Crisis  Posted on Sep 25, 2015By Tim Radford, Climate News Network

Agriculture and land use changes, such as in Indonesia, represent the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. (GIZ)
This Creative Commons-licensed piece first appeared at Climate News Network.

LONDON—The planet’s forests have dwindled by 3%—equivalent almost to the land area of South Africa—in the last 25 years, according to a new assessment by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.
While the planet continues to lose its forests—albeit at a slower rate—through felling, burning or being turned into farmland, another UN study predicts that the economic cost of degraded agricultural land in the form of lost ecosystem services now amounts to up to US$10 trillion a year.
Within 10 years, 50 million people could have been forced to abandon their homes and livelihoods to become migrants. If all those people were assembled in one place, they would constitute the planet’…

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VIDEO: Chris Hedges on Pope Francis: ‘He Has Not Stood Up and Offered an Alternative’ Posted on Sep 25, 2015 In this video, The Real News Network’s Paul Jay asks whether the pope’s rhetoric on climate change and capitalism is a positive force or a dangerous illusion. While Pope Francis “has moved the church back into the realm of reality,” says Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, “I don’t think by any stretch of the imagination he can be called a radical.”

Read the full transcript here. —Posted by Roisin Davis

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For A Majority Of Americans, US Government Has Lost LegitimacySeptember 26, 2015| Categories: Guest Contributions| Tags: |Print This Article
For A Majority Of Americans, US Government Has Lost Legitimacy Noam Chomsky (33:30 point on the video) tells us that in the November 2014 Congressional elections, US voter participation was at the level of 1830 when only white male property owners had the vote. A September 25 Gallup Poll tells us why:  These are hopeful signs. They mean that the American people are beginning to see through the propaganda that confines them within The Matrix. A majority now understands that the US government represents a small oligarchy and not the citizens of the United States. Change requires awareness and knowledge of reality, and this awareness is now forming. http://www.paulcraigrobe…

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Het Midden-Oosten: Frontale Duitse aanval op Frankrijkby willyvandammeDat Duitsland in het Midden-Oosten al lang een ander beleid volgt dan Frankrijk en ook het Verenigd Koninkrijk is voor wie nader toeziet overduidelijk. Zo wou Duitsland niet deelnemen aan de bombardementen op Libië van 2011 tegen Kaddafi.  Het Handelsblatt valt uit Ook wat betreft Syrië is Duitsland steeds meer terughoudend geweest dan Parijs waar men betreffende agressiviteit zowat een hoogtepunt heeft bereikt. President Nicolas Sarkozy en nadien François Hollande lijken wel kopieën van Napoleon Bonaparte die ook overal zijn wil wou opdringen en daarvoor dan maar ten oorlog trok. Men kent de gevolgen: Sint-Helena en het einde van de Franse hegemonie over Europa. Handelsblatt, het invloedrijke Duitse weekblad, trok gisteren in haar Engelstalige editie zeer scherp van leer tegen het Franse beleid van de beide presidenten. En men kan zich perfect inbeelden dat men in Berlijn op de kanselarij van Angela Merkel een gelijka…