JBS CEO Art Thompson's video news update for May 14-20, 2012.

U.S. and British taxpayers are funding brutal forced sterilizations and a growing network of appalling “camps” in India through foreign-aid programs and even the World Bank, according to human rights activists and news reports. But as the scandal surrounding the controversial population-control campaign grows with an Indian Supreme Court investigation into the matter, governments are publicly distancing themselves from the program.  

 In an impassioned plea before the European Union’s so-called “Parliament,” United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leader and popular MEP Nigel Farage compared the EU to the Titanic hitting the infamous iceberg — warning that mass civil unrest, revolution, the re-emergence of National Socialism (Nazism) and economic disaster could all be imminent unless the controversial integration project is abandoned immediately. Europe’s rulers, as usual, largely ignored the speech. But citizens and analysts alike took notice. 

In France, a supposedly-secularized ‘modern’ nation, one's religious beliefs were overwhelming significant in choosing a presidential candidate in the recent elections.

In a landmark step with global implications, the Federal Reserve — despite national security concerns — approved the first communist Chinese takeover of a U.S. bank: New York's Bank of East Asia.

 

 New global concerns have been raised about the plight of Christians — the most brutally persecuted group worldwide — as their persecution escalates.

On Wednesday, Russia commemorated the 67th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany, with a massive military parade in Moscow. The hour long ceremony was akin to the old May Day and Victory Day rallies held by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

Iranian Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani in imminent danger of execution and his attorney will soon be serving a nine-year prison term.

If profligate spending leads to complete economic collapse, tyranny may be the result.

As Latin American governments continue marching toward ever-closer “integration” under transnational bodies like the socialist-dominated Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), regional leaders are now calling for what essentially amounts to a continental police force. The authoritarian regime ruling Venezuela, meanwhile, is attempting to erect a new hemispheric “human rights commission” that excludes the U.S. government. 

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