Modern slavery generates $150 billion in profits globally per year – ILO

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation – Tue, 20 May 2014 07:44 AM Author: Astrid ZweynertMore news from our correspondents March 24, 2014. REUTERS/Sigit Pamungkas LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Millions of forced labourers around the world are generating an estimated $150 billion a year in profits for those who exploit them, the International Labour Organisation (ILO)…

Turkish Graft Documents 17 DECEMBER OPERATION as leaked – Converted to PDF

EEV: Link here is to WordPress PDF file: 17 ARALIK OPERASYONU BAKANLAR FEZLEKESİ Egemen Bağış Zafer Çağlayan Muammer Güler Original leak source : The Twitter  pseudonym @HARAMZADELER333 EEV: First post published below for linking: R A P O R Soruşturma No        : İstanbul CBS 2012/120653 Tarih                          : 18.12.2013 İlgi      : a) Muh. Elk. Şube Müd.’nün 07.05.2010 tarihli…

Former TSA agent: Your worst fears about us were true

– including pat downs for rude customers, code lingo for attractive women, and seizures of items. – Many of the images we gawked at were of overweight people, their every fold and dimple on full awful display – Piercings of every kind were visible. Women who’d had mastectomies were easy to discern—their chests showed up…

Iraqi group says fired shells at Saudi Arabia ” warning the kingdom to stop meddling in Iraqi affairs”

Six mortar bombs have landed near a border post in northern Saudi Arabia in an attack claimed by an Iranian-backed Iraqi Shia armed group, which said it was warning the kingdom to stop meddling in Iraqi affairs. The mortar rounds hit desert on the far northwestern fringes of the kingdom’s oil-producing region on Wednesday, several…

‘Death doctor’ accused of misdiagnosing cancer patients to scam millions out of Medicare a ‘serious risk’ to flee the country

Dr. Farid Fata will remain behind bars  until trial after $9m bond revoked The oncologist ‘systematically defrauded  Medicare by submitting false claims for services that were medically  unnecessary,’ authorities say Woman claims her mother died of kidney  failure after too much chemo He is facing 20 years in  jail By  Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 17:02…

Power corrupts but it also plays with your mind: Lloyd George, Chamberlain and Thatcher all suffered from ‘hubris syndrome’

Ex-foreign secretary, Lord Owen, tells conference that condition leads to disastrous decision-making Alison Boulton Sunday, 22 September 2013 If we are to understand – and more crucially – prevent disasters such as the global financial crisis or escalation of conflict in the Middle East, we might do worse than turn to the ancient Greeks to…

NSA Monitors Financial World

‘Follow the Money’ By Laura Poitras, Marcel Rosenbach and Holger Stark The NSA monitors banks and credit card transactions — sometimes in apparent violation of national laws and global regulations. The European SWIFT financial transaction network is being tapped on different levels, internal documents from the US spy agency show. In the summer of 2010,…

Why did the CIA let a crazed al-Qaeda mob kill America’s ambassador? Moment by moment, the atrocity that’s sent the U.S. into a frenzy of suspicion and recrimination

The U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was  attacked on September 11, 2012 A group of armed jihadists attacked the  building and set it alight Four people died in the attack, including  Ambassador Christopher Stevens By  Tony Rennell PUBLISHED: 16:17 EST, 13  September 2013 |  UPDATED: 16:39 EST, 13 September 2013   Fumbling in the dark, the…