Leftist candidate for U.K. prime minister Ed Miliband has promised Muslims that he will make anti-Islamic offensiveness an "aggravated offense."

United Nations boss Ban Ki Moon and UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chief Irina Bokova, a longtime Communist Party operative, will both be celebrating “Victory Day” in Moscow with Vladimir Putin, according to state-run Russian media outlets. Also joining Putin and more than 15,000 Russian soldiers in the Soviet Union-themed festivities — the largest ever — will be brutal North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, the self-styled “presidents” running fellow “Eurasian Union” regimes, an estimated 100 Communist Chinese troops, and even a contingent of Indian forces. Western leaders are largely shunning the celebrations, citing, among other concerns, events in Ukraine.

As establishment Republicans join forces with the Obama administration to ram through a series of sweeping pseudo-“free trade” agreements with the European Union, critics are up in arms over various leaked provisions that would all but crush the principles of self-government. Especially alarming to opponents is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, which, among other concerns, would purport to limit the ability of voters and their elected representatives to enact laws interfering with the agenda of Big Business and Big Government. Another agreement being pursued in tandem, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TTP, would do the same, allowing unelected and unaccountable transnational bureaucrats to develop “harmonized” regulatory regimes for the bloc purporting to supersede federal and state laws. Critics from across the political spectrum say the plot must be stopped.

World Bank projects dealing with everything from “carbon credits” and “development policies” to crony capitalist “business” deals have forcibly evicted and ruined the livelihoods of millions of people around the world, according to an investigation into the globalist organization’s own documents. A comprehensive review of World Bank records by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and various media outlets revealed that close to 3.5 million of the planet’s poorest people, many of them already struggling just to survive, have been forced off their land and relocated as a direct consequence of policies and projects pursued by the government-backed global lender over the last 10 years. The real figures are probably even higher.

As many as 700 migrants are feared dead in the Mediterranean after a boatful of people trying to escape the violence and chaos in Libya capsized.

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