Pentagon’s Counter IED unit collecting intelligence on U.S. Companies

The Pentagon’s main arm for fighting improvised explosive devices engaged in unauthorized surveillance of U.S. citizens and companies and improperly collected intelligence from Afghan farmers when an analyst posed as a college student, according to an inspector general’s report released Thursday. Pentagon’s Counter IED unit collecting intelligence on U.S. Companies The intelligence efforts by the…

Conspiracy Theory Explained

Conspiracy Theory Explained

A conspiracy theory is the idea that someone, or a group of someones, acts secretly, with the goal of achieving power, wealth, influence, or other benefit. It can be as small as two petty thugs conspiring to stick up a liquor store, or as big as a group of revolutionaries conspiring to take over their…

Chevron Shale Exit Shreds Ukraine’s Hope of Energy Independence

“Foreign investment will start to flow only if there is a healthy, predictable investment environment based on the rule of law,” said Ulrich Benterbusch, managing director at German energy agency Dena. “This includes drastic measures to reduce the endemic corruption.” Shale gas was supposed to be Ukraine’s ticket to greater energy independence from Russia.Chevron Corp. (CVX)’s…

Italy police break up international money laundering ring in Rome

Italian finance police on Wednesday arrested 17 people accused of running an international money laundering ring through a British-based money transfer services company which was used to shuttle illegal proceeds abroad, mostly toChina. Managers of Rome branches of Sigue Global Services Ltd. were among those suspected of international conspiracy and money laundering that investigators said amounted to…

KANSAS CONGRESSMAN M.I.A. AFTER TUCKING WALL STREET BAILOUT INTO GOVERNMENT SPENDING BILL

KANSAS CONGRESSMAN M.I.A.

SOURCE: OCCUPY KANSAS CONGRESSMAN M.I.A. AFTER TUCKING WALL STREET BAILOUT INTO GOVERNMENT SPENDING BILL For all the anger among progressives about a Wall Street bailout provision that made its way into the just-passed $1.1 trillion government spending bill, there’s been little attention on the person who put it in there. Meet Congressman Kevin Yoder (R-Kansas). Yoder,…

AMERICANS KIDNAPPED IN MEXICO

199 AMERICANS KIDNAPPED IN MEXICO THIS YEAR

199 AMERICANS KIDNAPPED IN MEXICO THIS YEAR   Almost 200 Americans have been kidnapped in Mexico this past year; 79 of those kidnappings took place just south of the Texas border in the Mexican State of Tamaulipas, according to an FBI interview with Breitbart Texas. While the Mexican government continues to praise their security campaign in Tamaulipas,…

Alternative News

Alternative News: Independent News

The Vancouver Courier, a free community newspaper, is distributed to most households in the city every Wednesday and Friday. The WE, a free weekly paper that used to be distributed primarily in the city’s West End neighborhood, has recently been trying to compete with the Georgia Straight as a weekly alternative newspaper for the entire…