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ISIL brings its war to Lebanon – and it could be key to a masterplan

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ISIL brings its war to Lebanon – and it could be key to a masterplan

‘After all the warnings and all the clichés about a war that would “spill” over Syria’s border, the savage fighters of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s Sunni Muslim “caliphate” have at last arrived in Lebanon.

So far, the Lebanese army has lost 13 of its soldiers in a costly battle with rebels to retake the north-eastern Sunni town of Arsal – on the Syrian border and hitherto a resupply base for Islamists trying to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad – while the conflict has generated the same gruesome events which followed Islamist victories in Iraq and Syria: reports of civilian executions, government soldiers taken hostage, at least 12 civilians confirmed dead, including five children, and the prospect of long and bloody fighting ahead.’

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Scientist Working on US Government Ebola Drug Joked About Culling Population with GMO Virus

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Scientist Working on US Government Ebola Drug Joked About Culling Population with GMO Virus

‘Media coverage is now focusing on the experimental Ebola treatments being given to two American Ebola patients who contracted it while caring for victims in Africa — the site of the world’s deadliest outbreak.

But that Ebola treatment was developed by a leading bioengineering scientist from the University of Arizona who was caught on camera “joking” about wiping out humanity. Dr. Charles Arntzen suggested the use of a “better” genetically engineered virus during a post-lecture Q&A focused on over-population issues, citing the 2011 Hollywood film ‘Contagion.’’

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First UK GM crops enriched with nutrients ready for harvest

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First UK GM crops enriched with nutrients ready for harvest

‘The first genetically modified crops, enriched with nutrients to improve health, will be harvested within weeks following a landmark field trial in Britain.

In a major step towards GM food, a crop of camelina (false flax) has been spliced with genes which make Omega-3 so that its seeds will produce an oil rich in fatty acid normally only found in fish.

It is the first example of a new generation of so-called ‘nutraceuticals’ – plants whose genetic structure has been altered to introduce health-boosting properties.’

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Why Aren’t ISIS and Al-Qaeda Attacking Israel?

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Why Aren’t ISIS and Al-Qaeda Attacking Israel?

‘With the recent slaughter of Palestinians taking place on television screens across the world, only the grossly misinformed would believe that Israel’s Palestinian extermination program is actually “self-defense.”

Yet for all of Israel’s whining about how it is being targeted by “Islamic extremists” and “terrorists,”(which should be translated to mean Palestinians, Iran, or any other secular or nationalist Arab government in the region) there is a curious and deafening silence when it is confronted with actual terrorists and Muslim fanatics such as ISIS, al-Nusra, and the myriad of other fundamentalist groups waging jihad in Syria and Iraq.

This bizarre silence has yet to raise the eyebrows of the somnambulant general public.’

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Isis takes Iraq’s largest Christian town as residents told – ‘leave, convert or die’

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Isis takes Iraq’s largest Christian town as residents told – ‘leave, convert or die’

‘Christians from the town of Qaraqosh were fleeing today after it was taken by fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis) on Wednesday night.

The town had previously been a safe haven for those fleeing Mosul and for those hoping Christianity had a future in the country. “Before we thought we could stay. But now, there is no way Christians can go back to Iraq,” says Abu Maykel, a 29-year-old clerk who fled the village last week.’

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Mumia Abu Jamal on Franz Fanon’z Bookz

 
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Posted by on August 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

‘Nigeria’s Netflix’ takes Nollywood to a global audience

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‘Nigeria’s Netflix’ takes Nollywood to a global audience

BBC News by Tomi Oladipo
July 28, 2014
 
Dedicated follower of film: Nollywood produces more films per year than any country bar India

An episode of Shuga, a popular soap opera set in Kenya, is playing on a screen at the offices of iRoko TV – an online platform commonly dubbed the “Netflix of Africa”.

In a corner of the room, facing the rest of the operation and separated by a glass partition, sits Jason Njoku, the company’s founder. 

Born and brought up in London, Mr Njoku is now Lagos-based and building what is proving to be a revolutionary tool, as Nollywood – Nigeria’s Hollywood – moves on from DVD to digital platforms.

Since 2011, iRokoTV has racked up millions of views, its founder says, “connecting African films with fans globally” with its huge online catalogue.

The company pays filmmakers…

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