Unbelievable: Monarchies Account for 40% of the World’s Debt

© Dan Kitwood / Pool / Reuters

Queen Elizabeth (pleasant as usual)© Dan Kitwood / Pool / Reuters

By Alec Cope
We Are Change

Below is a graph emulated from a recent report from Standard and Poor’s (S&P), depicting the reality that 40 percent of the global debt stems from monarchies.

Source: Standard & Poors

Source: Standard & Poors

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Over-Kill: A police force larger than the NYPD guards the G7 Summit

NYPD

By Alec Cope
We Are Change

Luke Rudkowski reported from Munich, Germany that the true number of police protecting the delegates at the 2015 G7 Summit; is 38,000 police officers. CNN also reported that the number would be 17,000 officers. (more…)

“Wake Up Before It’s Too Late:” New UN Report Calls for Dramatic Shift Toward Natural Agriculture

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Source: Alt Health Works

Even as the United States government continues to push for the use of more chemically-intensive and corporate-dominated farming methods such as GMOs and monoculture-based crops, the United Nations is once against sounding the alarm about the urgent need to return to (and develop) a more sustainable, natural and organic system.

That was the key point of a new publication from the UN Commission on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) titled “Trade and Environment Review 2013: Wake Up Before It’s Too Late,” which included contributions from more than 60 experts around the world. (more…)

UN official calls for lifting Israel’s Gaza Strip siege

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SOURCE: PressTV

“The siege on the Gaza Strip has taken a significant toll on the strip’s ability to provide medical and humanitarian services,” James Rowley said during a press conference at the al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza on Tuesday.

The UN official also called for the reconstruction of areas damaged during Israel’s summer war on the Palestinian coastal enclave. (more…)

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