Intelligence, Secrecy & Power ISSN 1245-2122
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FRONT PAGE – CHARLIE HEBDO MASSACRE, US COP KILLINGS, ISRAEL/PALESTINE & BOKO HARAM
Intelligence, Secrecy & Power, N. 649, 31 January 2015
WORLD MEDIA – SYNTHESIS FROM 1 JANUARY 2015 TO 31 JANUARY 2015
In our previous December issue (ISP 648), clearly the major topic was the CIA and its torture policy, including the Senate’s report on the subject (17 noteworthy reports). In second place were killings of unarmed black people by US cops (13 noteworthy entries). The two most significant develops were the US decision to re-establish normal relations with Cuba and the Palestinian Authority’s decision to join the International Criminal Court against the open opposition and threats from Israel and the US.
Of these four December topics, two have lost importance: CIA torture and US-Cuba relations. January’s four leading topics are the Charlie Hebo massacre in Paris and following worldwide solidarity against jihadists (28 noteworthy entries), again US cops, killings and US justice system (27 noteworthy entries), the Israel/Palestine conflict (22 noteworthy entries), and Boko Haram jihadists in Nigeria (17 noteworthy entries). Far below in terms of numbers, but of major significance were new civil war fighting in Ukraine, Greece’s vote for the Syriza leftist government, and a “Rich Rule the World” reports (“Richest 1% likely to control half of global wealth by 2016”, and “Eighty people control half of the world’s wealth and all of the elected officials”). Also, on 26 January, “Kurds push Islamic State completely out of Kobani”. And as the US Senate voted that climate change was not “manmade”, the “US EPA chief hopes Pope will spur concern on climate change” in an effort to “get God on the right side”.
The full issue of ISP 649 sent to subscribers includes:
NOTEWORTHY ARTICLE TITLES, 1-31 JANUARY 2015, 6 pages
NOTEWORTHY ARTICLE TEXTS, 1-31 JANUARY 2015, 25 pages
ALL ARTICLES, 1-31 JANUARY 2015, 169 pages, 1,508 entries