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America’s Global Weapons Monopoly 17.2.2010 Common Dreams: Views
by Frida Berrigan

On the relatively rare occasions when the media turns its attention to U.S. weapons sales abroad and shines its not-so-bright spotlight on the latest set of facts and figures, it invariably speaks of "the global arms trade."

Let's consider that label for a moment, word by word:

*It is global, since there are few places on the planet that lie beyond the reach of the weapons industry.

*Arms sounds so old-fashioned and anodyne when what we're talking about is advanced technology designed to kill and maim.

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Dalai Lama heads for meeting with Obama 17.2.2010 Earth Times
New Delhi - The Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, left for the United States Wednesday for a much-awaited meeting with President Barack Obama despite objections from China. The Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in India, declined to comment on h...
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Lufthansa pilots set to announce strike 17.2.2010 Earth Times
Frankfurt - German airline Lufthansa said Tuesday it was expecting pilots to call a strike, following the breakdown of negotiations for higher pay. The union representing Lufthansa pilots said it would announce the result of a strike ballot later Tue...
Oz keen to play hockey World Cup despite seurity fears 17.2.2010 New Kerala: World News
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Frida Berrigan | America’s Global Weapons Monopoly: Don’t Call It “the Global Arms Trade” 17.2.2010 Truthout.com

On the relatively rare occasions when the media turns its attention to U.S. weapons sales abroad and shines its not-so-bright spotlight on the latest set of facts and figures, it invariably speaks of “the global arms trade.”

Let’s consider that label for a moment, word by word:

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Frida Berrigan | America’s Global Weapons Monopoly: Don’t Call It “the Global Arms Trade” 17.2.2010 Truthout - All Articles

On the relatively rare occasions when the media turns its attention to U.S. weapons sales abroad and shines its not-so-bright spotlight on the latest set of facts and figures, it invariably speaks of “the global arms trade.”

Let’s consider that label for a moment, word by word:

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The Power of Indian country – Today. Tomorrow. Together 17.2.2010 ICT - Opinion
Imagine Indian country 1,000 years ago, when we were the only inhabitants of this land. Our tribes had broad systems of commerce, and we bartered with each other for food and goods. Our ancestors developed extensive trade and commerce routes so effective that the U.S. highway system was later built upon them.
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The Power of Indian country – Today. Tomorrow. Together 17.2.2010 ICT: Business
Imagine Indian country 1,000 years ago, when we were the only inhabitants of this land. Our tribes had broad systems of commerce, and we bartered with each other for food and goods. Our ancestors developed extensive trade and commerce routes so effective that the U.S. highway system was later built upon them.
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Fine art of filigree 17.2.2010 HBL: Opinion
Over centuries, the artisans of Cuttack have contributed immensely to the rich cultural tradition of Orissa. Generations of artisans still live in the narrow lanes and by-lanes of the city, making classic clay figurines, silver filigree work,
Indo-US ties to go beyond trade standards, conformance 16.2.2010 New Kerala: World News
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Sri Lanka hopes to avoid EU suspension of trade benefits - Summary 16.2.2010 Earth Times
Colombo – The Sri Lankan government Tuesday said it hoped for the reversal of the decision by the European Union to withdraw preferential trade amidst concerns for the country's export-oriented garment sector. The Foreign Ministry said Sri Lanka woul...
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Sensex Surges 188 Points On Metal,auto rally 16.2.2010 A Pakistan News
Mumbai India, Feb 16  The Bombay Stock Exchange benchmark index Sensex rallied 188 points on a last-hour brisk buying in heavy-weight stocks led by metals, auto and IT amid a strong opening of the European indices. Notwithstanding a strong opening, the Sensex moved in a narrow range during most part of the day, but a fag-end [...]
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Sri Lanka worried by EU decision to suspend trade benefits 16.2.2010 Earth Times
Colombo - A decision by the European Union to withdraw preferential trade agreements from Sri Lanka has caused concern among the country's export-oriented garment sector. The EU mission in Colombo said that the Union had decided Monday to temporarily...
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Karan Johar:MNIK Rocks 16.2.2010 A Pakistan News
MUMBAI: Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar and Fox Star (India) have rewritten box office history with My Name is Khan — Karan’s Friday release that has smashed all previous international box office records. Incredibly, the film managed the highest-ever single opening day collection for a Hindi film worldwide in many markets globally. And in the bargain, [...]
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Malaysian PM's India visit drew 468 million dollars worth of potential deals 16.2.2010 New Kerala: World News
India is a priority, New Zealand PM tells Rahul 16.2.2010 New Kerala: World News
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India Worries as China Builds Ports in South Asia 16.2.2010 International Herald Tribune: Business
China has been investing in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar, and it plans to construct railway lines in Nepal to open and expand markets.
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Labour conferences and protection of workers’ rights 16.2.2010 Hindu: Opinion
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An elevator chat 16.2.2010 HBL: Opinion
How do you chat up someone over an entire lunch on something as boring as elevators, I wonder, as I drive to the elegant and leafy Chennai neighbourhood of Boat Club for a meeting with a gentleman who has made his fortune as an elevator
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Drumbeat: February 15, 2010 15.2.2010 The Oil Drum
Virgin's Richard Branson takes on peak oil But it’s not just the powerful backing from Branson and company that is suddenly giving heart to those warning of peak oil. They also point to signs that even the British government is opening itself up to the possibility of an oil drought. "Some people see peak oil (as an) imminent and high probability threat, others say that demand will peak first,” Chris Barton, the British government official responsible for planning the country's energy security, said Wednesday at an event to mark the release of the report. “So who is right? Well, we don’t know who is right, but we do recognize that the risk of rising and volatile oil prices is real.” In the highly polarized debate over peak oil, researchers ...
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