Video : 2 have been confirmed dead, at least 100 more are reported injured after 2 bombs rock the finish line at the Boston Marathon. A possible suspect has been identified and is being guarded in the hospital with shrapnel wounds. Authorities are looking for a yellow van that reportedly tried to get access to the area to deliver medical supplies but was turned away.

Quotes from eyewitnesses will be displayed at the top of this article throughout the day. Additional videos of the incident will be on the bottom – There were two “incredibly powerful explosions just seconds apart,” according to WBZ-TV’s Lisa Hughes, who was at the scene covering the marathon. “I saw it go off and smoke … Continue reading

The IMF Recognizes the Federal Government of Somalia After 22-year Interval

IMF Press Release No.13/119 April 12, 2013 The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today recognized the Federal Government of Somalia, headed by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, paving the way for the resumption of relations after a 22-year interval. The decision is consistent with broad international support and recognition of the Federal Government. Recognition of the government … Continue reading

It is well known that former Secretary of State Colin Powell(among others including GWB) had his Facebook and AOL e-mail account hacked by a hacker named Guccifer. He has been sporadically releasing contents to expose their relation to big business and elite circles. He just released photos of a professing Christian Colin Powell attending Bohemian Grove along with e-mails of him discussing the event with others. They’re all wolves in sheeps clothing. Don’t listen to what they say, watch what they do.

Steve Watson 15 April 2013 Photos hacked from Colin Powell’s personal email account show the former Secretary of State posing with famous actors at the notorious elite camp at the secretive Bohemian Grove. In one shot, Powell is seen sitting opposite George Shultz, another former Secretary of State. Both are reclining in a chairs with … Continue reading

On Monday, the former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said that all 104 nuclear power reactors now in operation in the United States have a safety problem that cannot be fixed and that they should be replaced with newer technology. Shutting them all down at once is not practical, he said, but he supports phasing them out rather than trying to extend their lives.

By Matthew L. Wald 8 April 2013 WASHINGTON — All 104 nuclear power reactors now in operation in the United States have a safety problem that cannot be fixed and they should be replaced with newer technology, the former chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Monday. Shutting them all down at once is … Continue reading

IRS claims it can read your e-mail without a warrant – The ACLU has obtained internal IRS documents that say Americans enjoy “generally no privacy” in their e-mail messages, Facebook chats, and other electronic communications.

by Declan McCullagh 10 April 2013 The IRS continued to insist on warrantless e-mail access, internal documents obtained by the ACLU show, even after a federal appeals court said the Fourth Amendment applied. (Credit: Getty Images) The Internal Revenue Service doesn’t believe it needs a search warrant to read your e-mail. Newly disclosed documents prepared … Continue reading

H7N9 Bird Flu Cases Reach 38, Deaths At 10 In China; Chinese colonel says it is a U.S. bio weapon.

  Russell Flannery Forbes 11 April 2013   Five new cases of the deadly bird flu H7N9 were found in China yesterday, increasing the total in the country to 38, the state-run Shanghai Daily Newspaper reported today. A 74-year-old Shanghai man died yesterday, bringing the overall death total thus far to 10. English: Logo of … Continue reading

A Pentagon-funded team of scientists have constructed a machine that tries to mimic a human brain and would enable robots to think independently and act autonomously.

Paul Joseph Watson 11 April 2013 A Pentagon-funded team of scientists have constructed a machine that functions like a human brain and would enable robots to think independently and act autonomously. Image: YouTube Researchers for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) have created a device that “looks and ‘thinks’ like a human brain,” James K. … Continue reading

Rice University physicists on the hunt for the origins of high-temperature superconductivity have published new findings this week about a material that becomes “schizophrenic” — simultaneously exhibiting the characteristics of both a metallic conductor and an insulator. – Huge news for space propulsion among other sciences.

05 April 2013 Rice University physicists on the hunt for the origins of high-temperature superconductivity have published new findings this week about a material that becomes “schizophrenic” — simultaneously exhibiting the characteristics of both a metallic conductor and an insulator. In a theoretical analysis this week in Physical Review Letters (PRL), Rice physicists Qimiao Si … Continue reading

Definitive Link Confirms Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Transmits from Livestock to Humans – Today, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25), the only microbiologist in Congress, reacted to a new study that conclusively identified transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from livestock to humans. Currently, MRSA kills more Americans each year than HIV/AIDS.

US Congress. Website of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter 07 April 2013 Definitive Link Confirms Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Transmits from Livestock to Humans Slaughter Demands Strong Federal Response Rochester, NY – Today, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25), the only microbiologist in Congress, reacted to a new study that conclusively identified transmission of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) from livestock to … Continue reading

United Nations Arms Trade Treaty’s Deadly Loophole

by Nile Bowie 07 April 2013 Foundation fellows and diplomats have lauded the overwhelming approval of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) by the General Assembly of the United Nations, with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon describing it as a means to obstruct the illicit arms flow to warlords, pirates, terrorists, criminals and the like. Many who … Continue reading

Taliban militants have killed six Americans, including a young female diplomat, in the deadliest day in Afghanistan for the US in eight months.

  07 April 2013 SkyNews   Three members of the military, two US civilians and an Afghan doctor died after being hit by an explosion while travelling to donate books to a school in the south. In a statement, Secretary of State John Kerry paid tribute to Anne Smedinghoff, a 25-year-old foreign service officer with … Continue reading

BRICS Challenges Unipolar World and US Dollar Hegemony. BRICS Summit draws clear red lines on Syria and Iran.

By Global Research News 03 April 2013     The BRICS just became impossible to ignore.  At the close of the Fifth annual BRICS Summit in Durban, South Africa last week, there was little question that this group of five fast-growing economies was underwriting an overhaul of the global economic and political order. The eThekwini Declaration issued at summit’s … Continue reading

The Confiscation of Personal Bank Savings to “Save the Banks”: The Diabolical Bank “Bail-In” Proposal

02 April 2013 by Prof. Michael Chossudovsky     Is the Cyprus Bank “Bail-in” a “dress rehearsal” for things to come? Is  a “Savings Heist” in the European Union and North America envisaged which could result in the outright confiscation of bank deposits? In Cyprus, the entire payments system has been disrupted leading to the … Continue reading

Video : Bashar Al Assad Interview from April 5th

By Bashar al-Assad Global Research, April 06, 2013 Ulusal Kanal: Turkish TV The latest interview with the Syrian president Bashar Al Assad Syrian President Bashar Assad warned in comments broadcast Friday April 5, 2013 that the fall of the Syrian government or the breakup of his nation will cause a “domino effect” that will fuel … Continue reading

Solution to the Debt Crisis in the European Union: Outstanding Debts are Illegimitate. They Must be Cancelled

By Eric Toussaint and Marie Dufaux Global Research 06 April 2013 Eric Toussaint in Tunis: “The creditor’s must be disobeyed and their demands for reimbursement of illegitimate debt refused !” This is a historical moment. On 23 and 24 March 2013, a coalition of left secular Tunisian political parties (in which there are 11 political … Continue reading

Crimes against Humanity in Guatemala: How the CIA and the Pentagon Supported the Military Dictatorship – The trial of Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt and his military intelligence chief, José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez

by J.B. Gerald 06 April 2013 In Guatemala the trial of Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt and his military intelligence chief, José Mauricio Rodríguez Sánchez, proceeds with testimonies of surviving Mayan victims1 ; a soldier has given testimony implicating the current President of Guatemala, Otto Pérez Molina, a major at the time, in crimes of the … Continue reading

Monsanto Protection Act put GM companies above the federal courts

by John Vidal 04 April 2013 A seed corn kernel is held in position near the blade of a chipping machine, which will remove a small piece of the seed for testing, inside a Monsanto lab in St Louis, Missouri, US. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Getty Images Monsanto and the US farm biotech industry wield legendary power. … Continue reading

Leaks reveal secrets of the rich who hide cash offshore – Offshore financial industry leak exposes identities of 1,000s of holders of anonymous wealth from around the world

by David Leigh 03 April 2013 Millions of internal records have leaked from Britain’s offshore financial industry, exposing for the first time the identities of thousands of holders of anonymous wealth from around the world, from presidents to plutocrats, the daughter of a notorious dictator and a British millionaire accused of concealing assets from his … Continue reading

Leaders of the five BRICS nations plan to create a development bank in a direct challenge to the World Bank that they accuse of Western bias.

By: AP with Reuters 27 March 2013     Leaders of the five BRICS nations plan to create a development bank in a direct challenge to the World Bank that they accuse of Western bias. The bank would use $50 billion of seed capital shared equally between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa but … Continue reading

Cyprus bail-out: savers will be raided to save euro in future crises, says eurozone chief

Bruno Waterfield The Telegraph 25 March 2013   The new policy will alarm hundreds of thousands of British expatriates who live and have transferred their savings, proceeds from house sales and other assets to eurozone bank accounts in countries such as France, Spain and Italy. The euro fell on global markets after Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the … Continue reading

Vladimir Putin welcomed China’s new President Xi Jinping to Russia on his first official state trip this week

      China’s new leader began his first overseas trip as president with a much anticipated visit to Russia today – a symbolic trip that underlines China’s desire to ensure its energy supply while showing defiance in the face of US influence in Asia. A grand reception was held to welcome President Xi Jinping … Continue reading

The Obama-Kerry-Hagel Regime: Selling Death and Buying Assassins in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, US Foreign Policy in Obama’s Second Term

by Prof. James Petras 23 March 2013 Introduction As President Obama enters his second term with a new Cabinet, the foreign policy legacy of the past four years weighs heavily on their strategic decisions and their empire-building efforts. Central to the analysis of the next period is an evaluation of the past policies especially in … Continue reading

The Cyprus Bank Battle: The Long-planned Deposit Confiscation Scheme

by Dr. Ellen Brown 22 March 2013   If these worries become really serious, . . . [s]mall savers will take their money out of banks and resort to household safes and a shotgun.”    — Martin Hutchinson on the attempted EU raid on private deposits in Cyprus banks The deposit confiscation scheme has long been … Continue reading

Cyprus: Savage Austerity Measures and Economic Dictatorship

  By Jordan Shilton and Chris Marsden 24 March 2013   Cyprus’ fate illustrates how the European Union imposes the dictatorship of the global speculators, banks and corporations on the working class. The EU yesterday continued to demand massive austerity in Cyprus to raise €6 billion ($7.8 billion) in return for a €10 billion bank … Continue reading

Who is Pope Francis I? Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and Argentina’s “Dirty War”

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, March 16, 2013   The Vatican conclave has elected Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis I Who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio?  In 1973, he had been appointed “Provincial” of Argentina for the Society of Jesus. In this capacity, Bergoglio was the highest ranking Jesuit in Argentina during the … Continue reading

The Cypriot parliament has thrown out a controversial plan to skim €5.8bn (£5bn) from savers’ bank accounts. The nation is expected to seek a funding lifeline from Russia after dramatic no vote in the country’s parliament on Tuesday

Angelique Chrisafis in Nicosia and Jill Treanor The Guardian     The Cypriot parliament has thrown out a controversial plan to skim €5.8bn (£5bn) from savers’ bank accounts, in a move that risks plunging the eurozone into a fresh crisis and heightens expectations that the cash-strapped country will seek a funding lifeline from Russia. Cyprus has … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Londons. Who really lives at One Hyde Park, called the world’s most expensive residential building?

Vanity Fair 18 March 2013 Up until the 18th century, Knightsbridge, which borders genteel Kensington, was a lawless zone roamed by predatory monks and assorted cutthroats. It didn’t come of age until the Victorian building boom, which left a charming legacy of mostly large and beautiful Victorian houses, with their trademark white or cream paint, … Continue reading

In major policy shift, scores of FDIC settlements go unannounced — Good example of banks telling the government what to do.

11 March 2013 FT   Three years ago, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. collected $54 million from Deutsche Bank in a settlement over unsound loans that contributed to a spectacular California bank failure. The deal might have made big headlines, given that the bad loans contributed to the largest payout in FDIC history, $13 billion. … Continue reading

Legal and medical experts are questioning the decision of a judge in Colorado to allow James Holmes, the suspected gunman in the Aurora cinema shooting, to be tested with a “truth serum” should he plead not guilty by reason of insanity. Can a judge do this?

  Experts questioned whether whether such a method could even be used to find out the truth of what happened. Photograph: Pool/Reuters Legal and medical experts are questioning the decision of a judge in Colorado to allow James Holmes, the suspected gunman in the Aurora cinema shooting, to be tested with a “truth serum” should … Continue reading

Blackwater founder Erik Prince finally admits that the company was a CIA extension. — Only to ensure him and other mercenaries couldn’t be prosecuted under federal law of course.

“Blackwater’s work with the CIA began when we provided specialized instructors and facilities that the Agency lacked,” Prince told the Daily Beast.“In the years that followed, the company became a virtual extension of the CIA because we were asked time and again to carry out dangerous missions, which the agency either could not or would … Continue reading

Judge rules secret FBI national security letters unconstitutional

16 March 2013 FoxNews   SAN FRANCISCO –  A federal judge has struck down a set of laws allowing the FBI to issue so-called national security letters to banks, phone companies and other businesses demanding customer information. U.S. District Judge Susan Illston said the laws violate the First Amendment and the separation of powers principles … Continue reading

BP asks judge to halt ‘fictitious’ and ‘absurd’ Deepwater oil spill payouts. — What there are too big to fail oil companies now?

16 March 2013 Reuters BP launched its promised appeal against “fictitious” and “absurd” oil spill compensation payouts on Friday and asked a judge to temporarily halt those made on a so-called business economic loss basis. In a New Orleans court filing, the oil giant gave examples of businesses in industries far from the spill and … Continue reading

British activist convicted for yelling that Prime Minister David Cameron “had blood on his hands” during an anti-cuts protest

17 March 2013 British activist Bethan Tichborne has been found guilty of a public order offence for telling British Prime Minister David Cameron he had “blood in his hands” during protests against cutting disabled benefit in November last year. Ticherborne, a teaching assistant who works with disabled children, described her shock after she was fined … Continue reading

Iranian Commanders have been given authorization to launch immediate counterattack against acts of aggression

16 March 2013 PressTV The Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces says the country’s commanders have been given authorization to respond immediately to enemy attacks. “Our commanders have received authorization to immediately respond to any hostile action by the enemy without allowing enemy to think twice [about its act of aggression],” Brigadier General … Continue reading

Iran to try 18 over nuclear assassinations

PressTV 17 March 2013 Tehran Prosecutor Abbas Ja’fari Dowlatabadi says 18 people will be tried over their involvement in the assassination of the country’s nuclear scientists. “Eighteen suspects have been prosecuted and indicted [over the nuclear assassinations]. We will see them on trial next (Persian calendar) year (starting March 21, 2013),” the Iranian judicial official … Continue reading

Iran Navy warns off NATO spy plane near Sri Lanka

PressTV March 17, 2013 A top Iranian naval official says Iran’s 24th fleet has warned off an Australian reconnaissance plane as it approached the Sri Lankan coast. Commander Siavosh Jarreh said on Sunday that the Australian aircraft was approaching the Iranian fleet, which comprised of a helicopter carrier and a destroyer, for imaging. “Immediately after … Continue reading

Cyprus banks close after a run on the banks. Go figure you allow the IMF, the ECB, and Eurocom to steal 10 percent of the Cypriots private accounts and they want their money back. Now the two banks that were going to maybe fail without the loan will definitely fail when the other 90% gets removed by the citizens for stabbing them in the back. Cyprus’ position is not unique, this was just a dry run to gauge reaction for when broader seizures are ordered..

The terms attached to the European Union (EU) finance ministers’ bailout for Cypriot banks triggered heavy losses on financial markets that were lessened only on the basis of an expected climb-down. A vote in Cyprus’s parliament was first postponed from Sunday until Monday, and then until today, as it remained uncertain if President Nikos Anastasiades … Continue reading

Homeland security’ has received $791 billion since 9/11

by Ned Resnikoff   1 March 2013   Whatever it is, the federal government has spent on a fortune on it. In the aftermath of 9/11 and the beginning of the interminable War on Terror, the Bush administration founded the Department of Homeland Security to act as a central, coordinating office which could respond to the … Continue reading

New book claims to provide new details on a National Security Agency domestic and international spying operation called Ragtime.

27 February 2013 by Shane Harris   More than a decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a set of extraordinary and secretive surveillance programs conducted by the National Security Agency has been institutionalized, and they have grown. These special programs are conducted under the code name Ragtime, and are divided into several subcomponents, according to … Continue reading

Russian nuclear forces conducted a major exercise last month between February 17th and 21st that transported strategic and tactical nuclear weapons near Europe, according to United States officials. Details of the nuclear exercise are classified, but officials said the 12th GUMO transported a large number of nuclear arms from some of its nuclear munitions depots to their newly built storage sites around Europe during the exercises.

By  Bill Gertz 5 March 2013 Russian nuclear forces conducted a major exercise last month that tested the transport of both strategic and tactical nuclear weapons near Europe, according to United States officials. The exercise raised concerns inside the Pentagon and with the U.S. European Command because it was the largest exercise of its kind … Continue reading

How the Fed Could Fix the Economy—and Why It Hasn’t

by Dr. Ellen Brown 25 February 2013     Quantitative easing (QE) is supposed to stimulate the economy by adding money to the money supply, increasing demand. But so far, it hasn’t been working. Why not? Because as practiced for the last two decades, QE does not actually increase the circulating money supply. It merely … Continue reading

Denouncing Austerity: Mass Demonstrations against Financial Coup in Spain

by Jerome Roos 24 January 2013     Hundreds of thousands take to the streets to denounce austerity and defend democracy as corruption scandals shake Spanish royal house and government. Europe’s 2013 protest season finally kicked off this week. On Saturday, three days after the umpteenth general strike paralyzed Greece, a “citizens’ wave” of indignation … Continue reading

Modern Day Slavery: Human Trafficking Affecting 30 Million Women and Children Worldwide

By Gilbert Mercier NEWS JUNKIE POST 15 January 2012 Most people think that slavery is a crime of the past. However, this notion couldn’t be any  further from the tragic reality of a well organized criminal activity which victimized more than 30 millions women and children worldwide. As matter of fact, there are more people … Continue reading

MIT researchers build Quad HD TV chip, provides four times the resolution of today’s HD TVs.

Wired Spencer Ackerman 20 February 2013 It took only a few years for high-definition televisions to make the transition from high-priced novelty to ubiquitous commodity — and they now seem to be heading for obsolescence just as quickly. At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, several manufacturers debuted new ultrahigh-definition, or UHD, models (also … Continue reading