Video: Rage Against the Machine Winning Christmas Chart Battle

The race for the Christmas number one officially kicked off Sunday night (Dec. 13) when ‘X Factor’ contestant Joe McElderry beat Olly Murs to win this year’s edition of the talent contest. Yet despite Simon Cowell‘s plans to install the 18-year-old at the peak of this year’s Yuletide charts with his cover of Miley Cyrus‘ ‘The Climb,’ Rage Against The Machine‘s ‘Killing in the Name Of’ is currently occupying the top slot in both the HMV and iTunes download charts. Continue reading

Video: Rod Blagojevich Uncensored

Former Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich held a book signing at Columbia College this week, promoting his new book, The Governor. He also participated in a debate for the Cinema Slapdown series hosted by the College. Members of We Are Change Chicago were on hand to watch the 1964 film Viva Las Vegas, the debate between the former governor and Dan Rybicky, and then most importantly speak with the Governor. Continue reading

Bankruptcy and Fiscal Collapse: The Global Economic Crisis will experience a Tipping Point in Spring 2010

LEAP/E2020 believes that the global systemic crisis will experience a new tipping point from Spring 2010. Indeed, at that time, the public finances of the major Western countries are going to become unmanageable, as it will simultaneously become clear that new support measures for the economy are needed because of the failure of the various stimuli in 2009 (1), and that the size of budget deficits preclude any significant new expenditures. Continue reading

Video: US Attack Kills 120 In Yemen

(RussiaToday) – On orders from President Barack Obama, the U.S. military launched cruise missiles early Thursday against two suspected al-Qaeda sites in Yemen, administration officials told ABC News in a report broadcast on ABC World News with Charles Gibson. Continue reading

Video: Piers Corbyn on The Alex Jones Show – The Lies and Deception of Global Warming

Today, Alex welcomes Piers Corbyn, owner of Weather Action, and a noted maverick British weather forecaster. Continue reading

US air raids kill 63 civilians in Yemen

(PressTV) – Yemen’s Houthi fighters say scores of civilians, including many children, have been killed in US air-raids in the southeast of the war-stricken Arab country. Continue reading

MSM: Seven U.S. Banks Are Seized, Raising Year’s Failure Toll to 140

(Bloomberg) – Seven U.S. banks were seized by regulators, bringing this year’s total of failed lenders to 140 as financial companies are tested by the recession and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. anticipates more shutdowns. Continue reading

MSM: Childhood in ruins

(Guardian) – Last December, Israel began a 23-day bombardment of Gaza, killing around 1,400 people. One year on, a generation of children is growing up amid the wreckage of that attack, traumatised – and radicalised – by the experience Continue reading

Climategate News

(CounterPunch) – Turning Tricks, Cashing In on Fear

In the early 1970s the UN spearheaded the progressive notion of a new world economic order, one that would try to level the playing field between the First World and the Third. The neoliberal onslaughts gathering strength from the mid-1970s on destroyed that project. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Copenhagen climate summit: confusion as ‘historic deal’ descends into chaos

The “historic” climate change deal at the Copenhagen climate summit has descended into chaos after some developing nations rejected the plan for fighting global warming championed by US President Barack Obama. Read More Here

(TimesofIndia) – Confidential document reveals industrialized countries cheating the world on climate

The industrialized countries are cheating the world. A confidential document of the UN Frame Convention on Climate Change secretariat prepared on December 15 shows, contrary to what the rich nations might claim, even if they come true on their current pledges to reduce emissions the world is headed towards a 3 degree temperature rise by 2050, not two degree Celsius – the tipping point. ( Read confidential initial draft ) Read More Here

(NYTimes) – Climate Deal Announced, but Falls Short of Expectations

Leaders here concluded a climate change deal on Friday that the Obama administration called “meaningful” but that falls short of even the modest expectations for the summit meeting here. Read More Here

(Telegraph) – Climategate: peak oil, the CRU and the Oman connection

Why would a Middle Eastern kingdom be funding a British Climate research business? Read More Here

(Reuters) – House Republicans warn Obama on climate steps

As President Barack Obama labored behind closed doors to break a deadlock over efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, Republicans from the U.S. Congress were outside those meetings urging him not to bother. Read More Here

(RawStory) – Gibbs threatens to leave climate meeting after Chinese block US press

A scuffle broke out at the climate summit in Copenhagen on Friday when Chinese officials blocked US reporters from entering a room where President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao were to meet, with the White House press secretary threatening to pull out of the meeting if the American press was barred. Read More Here

Copenhagen: Bolivia, Sudan, Venezuela and S.A. set to humiliate Obama

On Friday morning, Obama warned delegates that U.S. offers of funding for poor nations would remain on the table “if and only if” developing nations, including China, agreed to international monitoring of their greenhouse gas emissions. […] Read More Here

(JapanTimes) – Record cold, snow envelop Japan Sea coast

Frigid air swept through a wide area along the Sea of Japan on Thursday, dumping record snowfalls and setting record-low temperatures for December in northern parts of the country, the Meteorological Agency said. Read More Here