March 12, 2011

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March 12, 2011
  • Earth - Articles news - "Japan Quake Will Shift Earth's Mass" -NASA Expert - "Mass shifts and other events change Earth’s speed of rotation... Mass-shifting events can also make the Earth wobble." - The Daily Galaxy - March 12, 2011
  • Japan - Articles news - Anti-Nuclear Groups Sound New Warning - "Heightened tension on Saturday after a blast at a nuclear facility in Fukushima, 150 kilometres north of Tokyo, eased off after the government reported that the danger had been overstated. But anti-nuclear experts continued to express concern." - IPS - March 12, 2011
  • Japan - Articles news - Meltdown Caused Nuke Plant Explosion: Safety Body - "The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) said Saturday afternoon the explosion at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant could only have been caused by a meltdown of the reactor core." - RT video - Truth is Contagious - March 12, 2011
  • Japan - Articles news - Fukushima nuke plant out of control? RT talks to nuclear expert from Hiroshima, Japan - "RT talks about the earthquake and it’s effects to Dr. Robert Jacobs, a research associate professor of nuclear history and culture at Hiroshima Peace Institute." - RT video - March 12, 2011
  • Earthquake - New page! - with latest news about the earthquake in Japan and scientific information about earthquakes
  • Cosmos - Articles news - Did the Most Massive Galaxies of the Universe Form Billions of Years Earlier than Thought? - "Some of the universe's most massive galaxies may have formed billions of years earlier than current scientific models predict..." - The Daily Galaxy - March 11, 2011
March 11, 2011
  • Korea - Articles news - Chosun-Era Medical Text to Be Published in English - "A Korean medical encyclopedia dating from the Chosun Dynasty is set to be published in English in time to celebrate its 400th anniversary in 2013. The Dongui Bogam, or Principles and Practice of Eastern Medicine, was compiled by royal physician Heo Jun in 1613. It served as a key reference book in many Asian countries at the time, including China and Japan." - Chosun Ilbo - March 12, 2011
  • North Korea - Articles analysis - Why the Kim regime will falter - By Andrei Lankov - "Spring arrived, and the international media once again began to report that another famine was looming in North Korea. Such reports appear every year, and so far every such alarm has been eventually proven to be false." - Analysis by a North Korean expert - Asia Times - March 11, 2011
  • Venezuela - Articles news - Caracas: Venezuela's most violent city - video - "Caracas is one of the most dangerous cities in the world. Dozens are killed there each weekend, often more than in Baghdad..." - - March 11, 2011
  • Libya - Articles news & other - How Qaddafi is blackmailing oil markets - "Push me too far, and I’ll push global oil prices through the roof, seems to be the message of Col. Muammar Qaddafi as he launches the first strikes on Libya's oil assets." - The Christian Science Monitor - March 10, 2011
  • Natural life - New page! - Articles news & other - Twelve unsustainable things that will soon come to a disastrous end on our planet - "... a collection of twelve systems that are utterly unsustainable on our planet. Each of these twelve is scheduled for some sort of collapse or shut down in the coming years. They range from economics to medicine, population and the environment." - Natural News - March 11, 2011
  • Food - Articles news - Maine town becomes first to declare food sovereignty - "Local residents recently voted unanimously at a town hall meeting to pass an ordinance that reinforces its citizens' God-given rights to "produce, process, sell, purchase, and consume local foods of their choosing," which includes even state- and federally-restricted foods like raw milk." - Natural News - March 11, 2011
  • Sami people - New page! - Some information for now and a very nice Music video playlist
March 10, 2011
  • Greece - Music - Playlist with 18 music videos added
  • Kenya - Articles news - Israel pledges to help Kenya establish Supreme Court - The Standard - March 10, 2011
  • Dalai Lama - Articles news - Dalai Lama to Step Down as Tibetan Political Leader - "In a move that is not unexpected, the Dalai Lama has announced his decision to step down as political leader of the exiled Tibetan movement." - VOA - March 10, 2011
  • Neanderthals - Articles news - Stone tool troves point to highland Neanderthals - "High in the wind-swept mountain ridges of northern Greece, archaeologists have made a surprising discovery: hundreds of prehistoric stone tools that may have been used by some of the last Neanderthals in Europe, at a time when hunter-gatherers were thought to have kept to much lower altitudes. The two sites used between 50,000 to 35,000 years ago..." - - March 9, 2011
  • Korea North-South relations - Articles news - North Korea uses families to blackmail defectors - "In a remarkable first for North Korea, the secretive communist state has posted online interviews with the families of four of its citizens who want to defect to the South." - ABC News - March 10, 2011
  • Kenya - Articles news - Kenyan Activist Becomes a Victim of Rendition - "In 2007, the Muslim Human Rights Forum (MHRF), which Kimathi chairs, exposed a huge renditions scandal — dubbed "Africa's Guantanamo" — in which Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and the U.S. were secretly moving prisoners to different African countries." - Time - March 10, 2011
  • Food - Articles news - UN alarmed at huge decline in bee numbers - "The UN on Thursday expressed alarm at a huge decline in bee colonies under a multiple onslaught of pests and pollution, urging an international effort to save the pollinators that are vital for food crops." - Yahoo News - March 10, 2011
  • North Korea - Articles news - North Korea Nears Completion of Electromagnetic Pulse Bomb - "The North is believed to be nearing completion of an electromagnetic pulse bomb that, if exploded 25 miles above ground would cause irreversible damage to electrical and electronic devices such as mobile phones, computers, radio and radar, experts say." - ABC News - March 9, 2011
  • Cultures ancient A-Z - New page! - Listed here are cultures, nations and empires that have only existed in the past, and also those that still are nations of the present but which had distinct ancient presence and have pages in Research topics related to that ancient past.
  • Egypt - Notes - Ancient Egypt period was until the rise of the Assyrian Empire 721 BCE, which took control over Egypt in 664 BCE. After this Egypt never restored its ancient greatness. It was ruled by the following empires since then... (information taken from this video with historic maps of Middle East 3000 BCE / 2006 CE)
March 9, 2011
  • Nations present A-Z - New page! - I've rearranged the labels (links) for nations of the present. They can now collectively be found on this new page. Individual nations are not anymore separately labeled.
  • Greece - New page! - Articles news - Greek Tragedy, Act II - "Fears are growing that in the coming months Greece will face increasing difficulty in responding to its debt obligations, despite the ambitious structural adjustment package that was introduced last year." - IPS - March 9, 2011
  • Water - Videos - A River Runs Through Us - This documentary tells the stories of people from all around the world – India, Mexico, Brazil – whose way of life, livelihoods, and homes are threatened by the proliferation of mega-dams. - 2 videos - see also the website Rivers for life
  • Isis - New page! - Research on Isis, an ancient Egyptian female deity, to understand more about the relationship between Isis and secret societies
  • Occult - Videos - Playlist - I began a playlist, starting with a few videos with Philip Gardiner
  • Occult - Blogs & research articles - The deeper meaning of the eye of Horus - 11 articles by various authors -
  • Secret societies - New page! - I began research into groups such as Freemasonry, Illuminati and their connection to ancient esoteric schools

March 8, 2011
  • Agriculture - Articles news & other - Save Climate and Double Food Production With Eco-Farming - "Eco-farming could double food production in entire regions within 10 years while mitigating climate change, according to a new U.N. report released Tuesday in Geneva." - IPS - March 8, 2011
  • Libya - Articles news - Gadhafi forces hammer Libyan rebels on eastern front - ",,, the government seems to have gained the upper hand for now in its counteroffensive against the rebels over the past few days." - The Washington Times - March 8, 2011
  • Saudi Arabia - New page! - Articles news - Saudi Arabia's voices of discontent - "Saudi Arabia has mobilised thousands of troops to try to quell rising dissent in the kingdom. Protestors have called for a 'day of rage' and are using social network sites to rally protestors. But will King Abdullah's announcement of billions of dollars worth of social reforms be enough to stave off a revolution? And is the House of Saud really listening to the growing voices of discontent?" - Aljazeera Inside Story video - March 7, 2011
  • Ivory Coast - Articles news - Ivory Coast president nationalizes coffee and cocoa industry - "Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo, who is fighting to keep a political title the United Nations says isn't his, on Monday nationalized the nation's two main cash crops, coffee and cocoa, according to state-run television." - CNN - March 8, 2011
  • Korea North-South relations - Articles news - SKorea to get more weapons amid NKorean threat - "South Korea says it will deploy more fighter jets, helicopters, artillery and advanced spy aircraft to better prepare for potential attacks by North Korea." - - March 8, 2011
  • North Korea - Articles news - N. Korea asking poor Africa nations for food - "North Korea is pleading for food aid even from some of the world's poorest nations such as Zimbabwe, a report has said, amid suspicion the aid may be used to boost the regime's political standing." - Breitbart - March 7, 2011
  • Agriculture - Articles news & other - Dirt! The Movie explores the vital importance of soil and why we must do everything possible to preserve and protect it - "Life on earth depends on the health and vitality of a seemingly simple and often overlooked natural element -- dirt." - Natural News - March 5, 2011
  • Agriculture - Articles news & other - Farming in Celtic Britain - With photo of Celtic fields - "During the British Iron Age, large tracts of land in Southern and Eastern Britain were used to produce crops and the Celts who lived there were skilled arable farmers."
  • Agriculture - New page! - Articles news & other - Conventional agriculture using up global supply of phosphorus, causing widespread pollution - "Modern agriculture is heavily reliant on the use of phosphorus, a mineral necessary for proper plant and crop growth. But conventional growing methods have all but depleted this natural mineral from certain areas of farmland, which has resulted in the widespread mining of phosphorus to replace it." - Natural News - Feb 27, 2011
  • Libya - Articles news & other - Who are Libya's sub-Saharan Africans? - "Libya's sub-Saharan African population has gotten a lot of attention. They're not all mercenaries and they aren't just from one or two places." - March 7, 2011
March 7, 2011
  • Dalai Lama - Articles news - China says Dalai Lama has to reincarnate - "Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, does not have a right to choose his successor any way he wants and must follow the historical and religious tradition of reincarnation, a Chinese official said Monday." - Tibet Sun - March 7, 2011
  • Egypt - Articles news - A tool of torture and abuse? - Egyptians are turning their anger towards the country's much feared and hated state security apparatus. - Aljazeera Inside Story video - March 7, 2011
  • Permaculture - New page! - Permaculture - Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that mimic the relationships found in natural ecologies. It is an excellent method for organic farming. View videos in the playlist or read articles. This page will be extended over time.
  • China's foreign relations - Articles news - Amid fears of unrest, China imposes new restrictions on foreign journalists - "Under the new rules, announced over the weekend, foreign journalists must now have prior government permission to interview anyone in a public area in China." - The Washington Post - March 7, 2011
  • Mars - Articles news - Searching for DNA on Mars: An MIT Team Thinks It May Exist - "If we can find DNA on Mars would mean the red planet held life and that finding DNA on Mars could mean that life on Mars spawned life on Earth via a Mars-to-Earth rock shuttle." - The Daily Galaxy - March 7, 2011
  • Japan - Articles news - How Did Japan Become a Haven for Child Abductions? - "In 2009, the U.S. State Department ranked Japan at the top of its list in reported abductions from the U.S. among non-signatory nations." - Time - March 7, 2011
  • China's foreign relations - Articles news - Chinese Foreign Relations to Focus on More Active Diplomacy - "China says it will focus on what it calls "summit diplomacy" this year, with the foreign minister outlining plans for Chinese leaders to take part in high-profile meetings around the world." - VOA - March 7, 2011
  • France- New page! - Articles news - French ex-president Chirac goes on trial - "Former French President Jacques Chirac goes on trial Monday for embezzling money from the city of Paris when he was mayor, along with nine other people." - CNN (with video) - March 7, 2011
  • Nutrients - New page! - Articles news & other - Mega-doses of vitamin D help prevent breast cancer and other diseases, study finds - Natural News - March 7, 2011
  • US presidents - New page! - Articles news & other - $200,000 pay day for Clinton's UAlbany speech - "We now know what it cost to bring former President Bill Clinton in to speak at the University at Albany this past week. The $200,000 fee was the highest fee paid to any speaker at the school's "World Within Reach" Lecture Series." - News Channel 13 - March 5, 2011
  • Kenya - Articles news - Mau Forest - Endangered Water Tower - Video - "The Mau Forest is the largest and most critical watershed in Eastern Africa... This 11-minute piece explores the ... Mau Forest issue in Kenya, as it relates to poverty, population growth, the role of Kenya's government..." - Indigenous Peoples Issues & Resources - March 6, 2011 (More about this problem in this video with a representative of the indigenous Okiek people of Kenya)
  • World (history) - Articles news & other - Power Of Global Protest - Jonathan Schell: Global protest movements challenge global elite - The Real News video - March 5, 2011
  • North Korea - Articles news - Tanks deployed to fortify N. Korean leader's residences: source - "North Korea has deployed tanks and other weapons around its leader Kim Jong-il's residences in Pyongyang to fortify them against a possible revolt spurred by the ongoing anti-government protests in the Middle East, a Seoul source said Sunday." - Yonhap - March 6, 2011
March 6, 2011
  • News media - New page! - Videos (in the playlist video nr. 1) - Aljazeera Inside Story: The information war - "America is facing an information war ... and we are losing that war." That is what Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, said as she spoke before the Senate foreign relations committee. The war, she says, is being won by networks that offer "real news". She praised Al Jazeera and said that it is changing peoples' minds and attitudes. Her comments came as Republicans plan to cut the state department's budget by half. Is the US really losing the information war? And is public funding the solution?"
  • Israeli settlements - Videos (in the playlist video nr. 8) - Pink Floyd's Roger Waters talks to Riz Khan about his passionate campaign for the rights of the Palestinian people and why, more than 30 years after he wrote the globally-acclaimed album 'The Wall', he is focusing on another wall - the Israeli separation barrier in the West Bank.
  • United States - Articles news - How to Read Gates's Shift on the Wars - "... Gates’s admission that only a crazy person would commit U.S. ground forces to wars like those in Iraq and Afghanistan" - Consortium News - by Ray McGovern - March 2, 2011
  • Human rights in the US - New page! - Articles news - Bush's Interrogators Stressed Nudity - "The disclosure that Army Pvt. Bradley Manning was subjected to seven hours of forced nudity on Wednesday – amid new pressures aimed at getting him to identify others involved in the WikiLeaks case – recalled how the Bush administration used nudity and other abusive tactics to break down “war on terror” detainees." - Consortium News - March 4, 2011
  • China - Articles news - China internal security spending jumps past army budget - "China’s spending on police and domestic surveillance will hit new heights this year, with “public security” outlays unveiled on Saturday outstripping the defence budget for the first time as Beijing cracks down on protest calls." - Tibet Sun - March 5, 2011
  • Libya - Articles news (scroll down the list to find the article) - Libya: How Gaddafi became a Western-backed dictator - "... in the late 1990s secret negotiations for a rapprochement with the US and other Western governments began. First, UN sanctions were lifted in 1999 and by 2006 the US lifted its own sanctions and normalised relations... European leaders flocked to Libya with greedy businesspeople hanging on to their coat tails and before long several European oil companies were back in business, with banks, airlines and hotel chains following. Former British Labour PM Tony Blair and scandal-plagued, right-wing Italian President Silvio Berlusconi played leading roles in the process." - Links - Feb 25, 2011
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