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The Panama Papers: Laundering Havens for War Budgets (Video)

In mid-April, economist Michael Hudson told The Real News Network that global oil and mining industries and the U.S. State Department created Panama and Liberia for the express purpose of tax evasion.

Posted on Apr 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


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History of Violence: Accusations but No Justice in Liberia (Video)

Many of those accused of unspeakable brutality during Liberia’s civil war have never been formally tried.

Posted on Feb 14, 2015 READ MORE


Hysterical Contagion









Posted on Nov 1, 2014 ENLARGE



A Travel Ban Is No Barrier to Ebola—and Borders on Racism

U.S. right-wingers are fanning a hysteria that could damage the fight against the disease and discriminate against both Africans and African-Americans.

Posted on Oct 30, 2014 READ MORE


Deceit Control









Posted on Oct 29, 2014 ENLARGE


Lady Liberty Quarantined









Posted on Oct 29, 2014 ENLARGE


Quarantine Borders









Posted on Oct 28, 2014 ENLARGE


Thanks, Ebola









Posted on Oct 28, 2014 ENLARGE



Five Things That Will Kill More Americans Than Ebola

The odd hysteria about ebola is being driven more by a media frenzy than the actual public health risks.

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 READ MORE


Dallas Deaths









Posted on Oct 23, 2014 ENLARGE


Ebola Buddy









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Ebola Defense









Posted on Oct 22, 2014 ENLARGE


Ebola Madness









Posted on Oct 22, 2014 ENLARGE



Americans Need to Get a Grip: Ebola Is Not a Crisis in the U.S.

The real crisis is the hysteria over Ebola that’s being fed by media outlets seeking sensationalism and politicians posturing for the midterm elections.

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 READ MORE


Ground Zero









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Ebola Reaper









Posted on Oct 20, 2014 ENLARGE



Truthdiggers of the Week: Frontline Ebola Responders

Doctors Without Borders was on the scene in West Africa six months before the U.N. declared the outbreak a “threat to international peace and security.”

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Ebola Hysteria









Posted on Oct 19, 2014 ENLARGE


Isolation Room









Posted on Oct 18, 2014 ENLARGE


Public Health









Posted on Oct 17, 2014 ENLARGE



Hysteria Over Ebola Fuels Racism, While the Real Disease Is Capitalism

Western inaction has worsened the crisis in part because there was no money to be made before the disease reached epidemic proportions.

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 READ MORE


CDC Protocol









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Contagion









Posted on Oct 14, 2014 ENLARGE


Ebol-ISIS Scare









Posted on Oct 13, 2014 ENLARGE


Halloween Masks









Posted on Oct 12, 2014 ENLARGE


Race for the Ebola Cure









Posted on Oct 12, 2014 ENLARGE


Irrational Fear









Posted on Oct 11, 2014 ENLARGE



CDC Director Compares Ebola Epidemic to AIDS

On Thursday, a day after the Ebola virus claimed the first person diagnosed with the disease in the U.S., the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention invoked another recent and ongoing health crisis while fundraising in Washington, D.C.

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 READ MORE


Quarantine









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Halloween Media Scare









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Outbreak









Posted on Oct 9, 2014 ENLARGE


Stephen Colbert: Wouldn’t It Be Wonderful If Tobacco Could Cure Ebola Like It Once Cured Uncoolness

Scared about the Ebola outbreak? Let Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, DFA, cure your worries with laughter.

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 WATCH & LISTEN


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Posted on Oct 8, 2014 ENLARGE



CDC: First Person to Test Positive for Ebola in U.S. Is in Dallas

Ebola has officially come to the United States, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is attempting to contain Americans’ anxieties along with the spread of the potentially deadly virus.

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 READ MORE


Ebola Check









Posted on Sep 26, 2014 ENLARGE



Pirates of the Gulf of Guinea

If the Gulf of Guinea rings any bells at all, it’s probably because of the Ebola outbreak in, and upcoming U.S. military “surge” into, Liberia, the nation on the northern edge of that body of water. But for those in the know, the Gulf itself is an intractable hot spot on a vast continent filled with them and yet another area where U.S. military efforts have fallen short.

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 READ MORE



WHO Puts Kenya on Notice for Ebola Outbreak

Kenya is the next African nation to be put on alert by the World Health Organization, which has categorized the country as a “high-risk” site for a potential Ebola outbreak.

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 READ MORE



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Ebola’s Message: Foreign Aid and Science Funding in a Time of Global Peril

Most Americans have long believed, in embarrassing ignorance, that the share of the U.S. federal budget spent on foreign aid is an order of magnitude higher than what we actually spend abroad.

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 READ MORE



Concern Spreads With Ebola Outbreak in Nigeria

Nigeria is looking like the next frontier for the Ebola outbreak that has Liberia on lockdown, after a man infected with the virulent virus flew to Lagos from Liberia before succumbing to the disease late last month.

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 READ MORE



The West African Food Staple That Isn’t Helping the Ebola Crisis

Where food is scarce, creative measures are taken for the sake of survival, and that’s why bush meat persists as a source of sustenance in African countries vulnerable to the Ebola virus.

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 READ MORE



Homosexuality May Become a Felony in Liberia

Liberia is considering two proposals that would make consensual same-sex acts punishable with jail time; NATO refuses to get involved in the crisis in Syria; and a Jewish journalist killed by terrorists was baptized posthumously by the Mormon Church. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Mar 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Three Women Awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2011 Nobel Peace Prize went to three women in a move the Nobel committee hopes will highlight the importance that women play in achieving world peace.

Posted on Oct 7, 2011 READ MORE


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The Warlord, the Supermodel and the Dirty Diamonds

Supermodels might do well to keep their manicured hands out of global politics, judging by the case of Naomi Campbell and her questionable link to ousted Liberian President Charles Taylor ... (continued)

Posted on Aug 9, 2010 READ MORE


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Michael Coles, Red Floor Pictures

Doctors Without Borders, With a Film Crew

Mark Hopkins, the director of the new documentary “Living in Emergency,” about the international humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières—Doctors Without Borders—compares the group to the Special Forces. Not many people get accepted to the program, and of those who are, few go on to do a second mission.

Posted on Jun 9, 2010 READ MORE


The ‘Cross-Dressing Cannibals’ of Liberia

Whether strung together to inform or shock or possibly both, this Vice TV take on Liberia’s civil war is just horrifying—and fascinating. Warning: graphic content.

Posted on Feb 11, 2010 WATCH & LISTEN


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Liberian Ex-President on Trial, Challenges ‘Lies’

Charles Taylor, the former president of Liberia, took the stand on Tuesday to defend himself against 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The first African leader to be tried by an international tribunal, Taylor is deemed responsible for atrocities committed during the civil war in Sierra Leone (1991-2002), in a tale of murder, rape, amputations, child soldiers and diamonds.

Posted on Jul 14, 2009 READ MORE


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abcnews.com

Charles Taylor Finds Yahweh

Former Liberian President Charles Taylor has found a new religion, reports say. The one-time African dictator, on trial at The Hague accused of crimes against humanity, has decided to convert to Judaism. According to one of his wives, after arriving in the Netherlands “he got to know that he really, really wanted to be a Jew.”

Posted on Jun 10, 2009 READ MORE


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news.bbc.co.uk

Cannibalism Charge at Hague Trial

Gruesome details are emerging from the war crimes trial of Charles Taylor (above, right), the former president of Liberia. The leader of one of Taylor’s death squads has testified that the president ordered his militias to cannibalize their enemies, including African and U.N. peacekeepers.

Posted on Mar 13, 2008 READ MORE


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