“Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten”. Cree Indian Prophecy
The 1776 Declaration of Independence stated that when a long train of abuses by those in power evidence a design to reduce the rights of people to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it is the peoples right, in fact their duty to engage in a revolution.
and ….. JFK in his own words !
In a speech to the Newspaper Publishers Association in 1961, President Kennedy said:
“No president should fear public scrutiny of his program, for from that scrutiny comes understanding, and from that understanding comes support or opposition; and both are necessary. . . . Without debate, without criticism, no administration and no country can succeed, and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian law makers once decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First Amendment.”
Abraham Lincoln said, just before his assassination:
I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country...Corporations have been enthroned, an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money-power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until the wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."
Former Typhoon Matmo brought torrential rainfall to China and Taiwan through Thursday night, local time. Matmo made landfall along the east coast of Taiwan Tuesday night, local time, with winds over 160 kph (100 mph). The cyclone then crossed Taiwan and emerged over the Formosa Strait (Taiwan Strait), before making a second landfall on Fujian Province, China […]
Abby Martin cuts through the media narratives on the Israeli Palestinian conflict, going over the different ways Israel targets international audiences with 'Hasbara', a narrative that gives legitimacy to policies that have killed and displaced millions of Palestinian Arabs.
An excerpt from Jonathan Schell's 2003 book, "The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People."In December 2002, finishing the introduction to his as-yet-unpublished book The Unconquerable World: Power, Nonviolence, and the Will of the People, Jonathan Schell wrote that the twentieth century was the era in which violenc […]
Following World War II U.S. General Curtis LeMay, the reported inspiration for the psychotic General Jack Ripper in Stanley Kubrick's dark comedy Dr. Strangelove, was said to have remarked that had the Allies lost the war he would likely have been hanged as a war criminal for the bombing of Tokyo. Hundreds of thousands of Japanese civilians perished und […]
Brazil's Ministry of External Affairs, the Itamaraty, issued a note Wednesday evening saying it viewed the "escalation of violence between Israel and Palestine" as "unacceptable," and that Brazil "strongly condemns the disproportionate use of force by Israel in the Gaza Strip." The note said Brazil's ambassador in Tel […]
Child given chance to live after mother died of her injuries following Israeli air raid in the Gaza Strip. Gaza doctors have saved the life of an unborn baby after her mother was fatally wounded in an Israeli air raid on Friday. Medics performed emergency surgery to deliver the girl, after her mother died on the operating table. The child remains in critical […]
Ukrainian troops have on many occasions used incendiary weapons and cluster bombs against militia-held cities, acts that are banned under the international law regulating warfare, the Russian military said. The accusation was voiced on Friday by Major General Viktor Poznikhir, the deputy commander of the chief operations branch of the Russian General Staff. […]
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ridiculed Israel's ground invasion of Gaza, accusing the Israeli government of "barbarism that surpasses Hitler." Speaking at a political re-election rally in the Turkish city of Ordu, Turkey's prime minister said that Israel has "surpassed what Hitler did to them" and declared the cou […]
At least 45 mortar shells fired at targets located inside the Rostov-on-Don region have been unleashed by Ukraine's army, Russia's border officials said. The barrage destroyed multiple houses and forced an evacuation of civilians. Investigators say they were examining the site of a previous shelling near the Primiusskiy hamlet right on the southwes […]
The popular agriculture company Monsanto is partnering with First Lady Michelle Obama to promote nutritional foods for kids. According to reports from the Associated Press, Monsanto will spend $50 million over five years on a campaign to market 'healthy' genetically modified food to children. The agrochemical company will also bring its food offeri […]
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani urged Israel in a rally here on Friday to terminate years of rigid blockade on the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip that has seen mounting civilian deaths as the Jewish state continued its weeks-long offensive.
Turkey on Friday inaugurated its first high-speed train connecting the country's two metropolitans of Ankara and Istanbul, which is believed to be part of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's efforts to modernize Turkey's infrastructure, one of his key presidential campaign promises.
Though Israel's air and ground offensive on the Gaza Strip has claimed the lives of almost 800 Palestinian civilians by Thursday night, the international efforts to broker a ceasefire still have hardly showed any signs of substantial progress.
The MH17 tragedy may have been a horrendous mistake, but it may also have been a desperate gambit by the Kiev minions of the Empire of Chaos. Washington has been quick off the blocks to ignite and in theory win the spin war to persuade the world that Russia's hand was wittingly or otherwise behind the downing of the civilian aircraft. Moscow, more ratio […]
No credible version of events points to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine as intentional mass murder or terrorism, and with international experts now getting access to the black box, there seems to be little the Atlanticist Brigade can use to point the finger at Moscow. Still, expect sanctions on Russia to follow, and for the reverber […]
Western coverage of contemporary events from Palestine to Ukraine reveals that Orwell's 1984 is only too real in today's world. Yet as Leni Riefenstahl knew only too well, the "messages" the media carry of government atrocities depend not on "orders from above" but on a "submissive void" in the population as a whole, n […]
Hardline Iranian factions are maintaining pressure on the government over potential concessions in any nuclear deal reached with world powers, following an amicable extension arrangement reached last week. By exaggerating the level of opposition in the establishment towards a long-term agreement, the conservative establishment hopes to prevent normalization […]
Strikingly devoid of comprehension of the forces at play in Iraq and the region, post-invasion US policy in Iraq followed a simplistic dichotomy of "good guys" versus "bad guys". Distressingly aware of what was happening to their country, Iraqis have long dreaded that the destabilization and sectarian disintegration would lead to the mass […]
Investigators in China are struggling to get to the bottom of a growing form of fraud, amid reports of steel makers using letters of credit for iron-ore shipments as a source of funding to by-pass lending curbs. - Michael Lelyveld
Richard Ned Lebow's new book, Archduke Franz Ferdinand Lives!: A World Without World War I concludes that if Archduke Franz Ferdinand had lived, the world would at best be only modestly better off. But the author is no economist. - Martin Hutchinson
Beirut, July 25, IRNA -- Secretary General of Lebanon Hizbollah Seyyed Hassan Nasrallh warned the Zionist regime and said world of Islam is passing through a dangerous period and the main aims of enemies are Palestine and Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Tehran, July 25, IRNA – Speaker of Majlis (Parliament) Ali Larijani strongly condemned crimes of occupying regime of Israel in Gaza and said savagery and villainy of the regime are even worse this time.
Tehran, July 25, IRNA – Secretary of Iranˈs Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani, in a message released on Friday, congratulated veteran Kurdish politician Fuad Masum on his election as Iraq’s new president following a parliamentary vote.
Tehran, July 25, IRNA – The nuclear negotiating team would follow guidelines drawn up by the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei in the upcoming talks, Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi said on Friday.
Tehran, July 25, IRNA – Director General of Tehran Province Justice Department Gholam-Hossein Esmaili on Friday said information will be provided to the public about the arrest of ˈWashington Postˈ correspondents after technical investigations.
Tehran, July 25, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned international bodies not to tarnish their own images with the world public opinion any more by keeping silent over the Zionist regime crimes in Gaza.
Islam Times - The opposition parties in Bahrain said the motive behind the Justice Ministry’s lawsuit against Al Wefaq is to strangle political activism and refuse dialogue that could produce a political solution.
Islam Times - The prospect of having two grand muftis remained Tuesday despite the resignation of six members of Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani’s Higher Islamic Council in a bid to dissolve his branch of the body.
Islam Times - As international support for Israel is mounting, as the world is witnessing the horrors and crimes of Zionist Israel, a Saudi Channel has revealed the true nature of its allegiance by supporting Israel against the Palestinian people.
Islam Times - International Day of al-Quds is an annual event, supporting a just peace for Palestine, and opposing Apartheid Israel’s control of Jerusalem, the international city that stands as a powerful symbol to three of the world’s great religious traditions.
Islam Times - Every year, al-Quds rallies are held worldwide on the last Friday of Ramadan. They are important because they remind the Muslims as well as non-Muslims that the first qibla of Muslims remains under alien occupation. Its liberation is the responsibility of every Muslim.
Islam Times - Sources in Mosul have confirmed that ISIL – Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – is working toward changing the region demographic by bringing families loyal to its ideology to Mosul, hoping to drawn residents’ opposition and seize complete control over all minds and bodies.
أسعدتم صباحًا جميعًا. أود أن أدلي بملاحظات مقتضبة عن المأساة في أوكرانيا. لكن قبل أن أبدأ أود أن أشير إلى أن الوزير كيري غادر البلاد في طريقه إلى الشرق الأوسط. وكما سبق أن ذكرت مرات كثيرة، إن لدى إسرائيل الحق في الدفاع عن نفسها ضد هجمات بالصواريخ وعبر الأنفاق من قبل حماس. ونتيجة لعملياتها ألحقت إسرائيل ضررًا ملحوظًا بالبنى التحتية الإرهابية لحماس. لكني سبق أ […]
بعد ثلاث سنوات من الحرب على سورية, هاهو الغرب يوسع هجومه على العراق, ومن ثم فلسطين. وراء هذه التناقضات السياسية الواضحة بين المتدينين والعلمانيين, ثمة مصالح اقتصادية متينة تفسر هذه الاستراتيجية الغربية. في بلاد الشام, كل الجماعات تغيرت ولااءتها عدة مرات, إلا حقول الغاز, فهي غير قابلة للتغيير. […]
لفهم أنه أحد اسباب للهجوم الاسرائيلي على غزة، يجب التعمق بعيدا، بالضبط 600 مترا تحت مستوى سطح البحر، بعرض 30 كيلومترا من سواحلها. ثمة، في المياه الإقليمية الفلسطينية، بئر غاز طبيعي كبير، بغزة البحرية، يقدر بحوالي 30 مليار متر مكعب، بقيمة مليارات من الدولارات. آبار نفط وغاز أخرى –حسب خريطة أعدتها "يو.أس. جيولوجيكل سيرفي (وكالة حكومية أمريكية)- تقع على أر […]
أيها السوريون الشرفاء.. أيها الشعب الحر الثائر.. ثلاث سنوات وأربعة أشهر.. عندما قال البعض نيابة عنكم “الشعب يريد” نعم الشعب أراد.. الشعب قرر.. الشعب نفذ. سنوات مضت منذ صرخ البعض للحرية فكنتم الأحرار في زمن التبعية.. وكنتم الأسياد في زمن الأجراء.. زايدوا عليكم بالديمقراطية فمارستموها بأرقى صورها.. ورفضتم أن يشارككم غريب إدارة الوطن.. فاخترتم دستوركم وبرلمانكم […]
لا يفسح الصراع الحالي في غزة مجالا لسباق التصريحات المنافقة، مخفيا أصوله (نسب اختطاف ثلاثة من المراهقين الاسرائيليين الى حماس دون دليل)، فحسب، بل ولتورط عسكري سري ايضا من أعضاء الناتو. ففي حين تقول واشنطن ان "لإسرائيل الحق في الدفاع عن نفسها من هجمات يشنها تنظيم إرهابي في غزة"، مؤكدةً مع ذلك العمل مع الفلسطينيين كما مع الإسرائيليين على تهدئة القتال […]
أعلنت وزيرة الشؤون الخارجية فيديريكا موغريني أنها تسافر إلى كييف وموسكو -كزيارة أولى في السداسي الإيطالي المترئس للاتحاد الأوروبي- إذ يجب "تكثيف الجهود الدبلوماسية" من اجل حل الأزمة في أوكرانيا. وفي انتظار ذلك، تساهم إيطاليا في تكثيف دبلوماسية المدفعية التي تستخدم -مثل دبلماسية الإمبريالية إبان القرن 19- نشر سفن حربية لتحقيق أهدافها السياسية. في ال […]
عام 1948, كانت فرضية الدفاع الاسرائيلية تقوم على خلق منطقة آمنة حول اسرائيل. وهي ليست سوى تطبيق لاستراتيجية "خطوات" الأوروبية : الحروب الاسرائيلية محاولة لتوسيع أراضيها, وإذا تعذر ذلك, نزع سلاح المناطق الواقعة على حدودها. لكن مع ظهور وانتشار الصواريخ, تم تجميد "خطوات" لأنها لم تعد تقدم ضمانات مهمة. ذلك أن اسرائيل ترددت عام 1999 بإعادة الج […]
اشتد التوتر في فلسطين بعد مقتل ثلاثة شبان إسرائيليين، عقب مقتل شاب فلسطيني. ومع ذلك، فإن فرضية جريمة كهذه قد أثارها رئيس الموساد، خلال اجتماع، قبل أسبوع.. إن هذه الحال تخدم –بالضبط- مصالح الاستخبارات السرية.. […]
أعلن الاتحاد الروسي عن حالة الطواريء في ست مقاطعات ( أقاليم روستوف, فولغوغراد, أستراخان, ستافروبول كراي, جمهورية كالموكي إضافة إلى مدينة سيباستوبول) للتعامل مع تدفق اللاجئين. يذكر أنه منذ بداية انتفاضة دونباس والقمع الأكراني لها, لجأ 480 ألف شخص إلى روسيا, منهم 20451 تقدموا بطلبات لجوء سياسي […]
تواصل منظمة أنصار الله اليزيدية (فرع من الشيعة اليمنية ), زحفها بعد أن استولت على مدينة عمران التي لاتبعد سوى خمسين كيلومترا عن العاصمة صنعاء. الحوثيون (وهو لقب زعماءعم) مستمرون في توسيع مجالهم الاداري, بينما ينص اتفاق السلام المبرم على تأسيس دولة فدرالية مؤلفة من ستة أقاليم. في المقابل, طالب رئيس الجمهورية, المشير عبد ربه منصور هادي, برحيل كافة المقاتلين ال […]
The overwhelming Israeli firepower unleashed on the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the ongoing battle in Gaza is perhaps reminiscent of the Algerian war of independence (1954-1962) when France, the colonial power, used its vastly superior military strength to strike back at the insurgents with brutal ferocity. While France was accused of using its air [ […]
In 1933, the Holodomor was playing out in Ukraine. After the “kulaks,” the independent farmers, had been liquidated in the forced collectivization of Soviet agriculture, a genocidal famine was imposed on Ukraine through seizure of her food production. Estimates of the dead range from two to nine million souls. Walter Duranty of the New York […]
I was originally planning on taking my summer break next week, starting Monday, but medical issues – nothing serious, but pretty distracting – have intervened and so I’m starting it today. I definitely need a rest: hey, I’m not getting any younger! But never fear – I’ll be back on Monday, August 4, rarin’ to […]
A common slur from interventionists is that so-called isolationists condone oppressive regimes, cruel warlords, or bloody civil wars simply because they do not wish to militarily engage. To wish to keep your tax dollars, your name, and more importantly, "your" armed forces out of other countries is to not care when other people are suffering. […]
Originally posted at TomDispatch. What a world we’re in. Thanks to smartphones, iPads, and the like, everyone is now a photographer, but it turns out that, in the public landscape, there’s ever less to photograph. So here are a few tips for living more comfortably in a photographically redacted version of our post-9/11 world. Even […]
At least 147 people were killed across Iraq today. Bombs in the Baghdad region took the most lives. The worst attack involved a group of prisoners who were being transported north of the capital. Another 64 people were wounded.
Two reporters for major US TV channels were summarily "removed" last week from covering Israel’s attack on Gaza, moments before Israel launched a ground invasion. NBC pulled out Ayman Mohyeldin, who has been widely praised for the even-handedness of his reporting from Gaza, just as he landed a harrowing scoop. He had kicked a football […]
While filming a documentary in Syria in the summer of 2003, I visited the Jaramana refugee camp near Damascus. Run by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine, Jaramana at the time housed around 5,000 registered Palestinian refugees from the Arab-Israeli wars of 1948 and 1967 and their descendants. At Jaramana, rows of decaying […]
Prime Minister Maliki's chances for a third term as premier appear to be slipping away as he loses support from Iran. At least 179 militants were reported killed. Twenty-nine other people were killed as well. Only one person was reported injured.
Washington, D.C., is a world unto itself: inside the bubble, where politicians and their kept pundits endlessly massage each others’ egos (and bank accounts), the world is America’s oyster, to be greedily gulped and washed down with a swig of the Imperial City’s most popular intoxicant – hubris. Oblivious to the unwholesome spectacle of their […]
Heather CallaghanActivist PostIn April, a Danish farmer called for a ban on glyphosate. For three years he had used non-GMO soy feed for his pig herds, but when he ran out, he ordered two tons of GM soy feed. His herdsman immediately told the farmer of diarrhea in the piglets and lack of appetite in the sows. He had not told the herdsman of the feed switch.W […]
Kevin Samson Activist PostOur Internet-driven world filled with interconnected smart gadgets and computing applications is making us vulnerable to potentially life-changing hacks and tracking. Not only are modern cars open to being hacked, but also boats, planes, and GPS-driven weapons. (Source)The modern smart home So, perhaps you think you'll ditch th […]
image sourceJoe WrightActivist PostThe CIA global torture network is coming under much-needed revived scrutiny from the latest revelation that a secret prison existed in a Polish forest for the purpose of rendition and interrogation of suspected terrorists.As the video report below highlights, the European Court of Human Rights has concluded that Poland full […]
James Temple imageActivist PostThe planet's current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in the history of life. But it may be reaching a tipping point.In a new review of scientific literature and analysis of data published in Science, an international team of scientists cautions that the loss an […]
Rodney JohnsonActivist PostAs I age, I’m fighting to stay healthy (while trying to keep whatever purchasing power I have left). My battle is not life-threatening or even serious, but it involves some chronic leg pain that has become more of a hassle every day. Our confusing health-care industry just makes me feel worse.This year, I exchanged my high-deductib […]
Are Ukrainian separatists foolish enough to continue using Buk missile systems? Tony CartalucciActivist PostIn Bloomberg's article, "Two Ukrainian Jets Shot Down, Three Dangerous Explanations," it claims two Ukrainian SU-25 ground attack warplanes were shot down by rebels over Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, stating:Ukrainian Defense Ministry spok […]
Fox 13"Jesse Trentadue is suing the CIA and FBI, demanding the agencies release surveillance video of the bombing that killed 168. But the federal government claims the tapes don’t exist anymore." ..."The trial begins Monday and is expected to wrap up Wednesday. It is anticipated that the federal judge handling the case will issue a ruling in […]
Image sourceEric BlairActivist PostBig retailers, including Amazon, have been lobbying long and hard for it, and now the Internet sales tax is back after being quietly reintroduced in the US Senate last week. The Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act would force customers to pay sales taxes for online purchases from out-of-state online merchants, and it […]
In Mississippi, the drug of choice is racial superiority. But there are ways to kick the habit. I am a Mississippian as well as my family’s most notorious drunk. But six years into sobriety, I discovered that alcohol wasn’t my only addiction. Even more insidious was my soul-crippling dependence upon whiteness. I couldn't get through the day without seve […]
Most of those held in Communications Management Units, which imprison people linked to terrorist activity, are Muslims. Andy Stepanian is one of the kindest humans I’ve ever met.An activist publicist, Andy draws attention to Americans imprisoned for their beliefs. He is straitlaced and gentle, and the only time he ever declined to buy me dinner was when I of […]
War and violence show how little humanity has learned since World War II. The skin of the supposedly civilized world is showing itself to be thinner than many people would have thought, as violence across the globe—often worsened by our political leaders—is boiling over in ways that question whether government can contain humanity's darkest deeds.The ya […]
Right-wing ideology is tailored to a particular psychological profile. The following story first appeared on Mother Jones. Click here to subscribe for more great content. You could be forgiven for not having browsed yet through the latest issue of the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences. If you care about politics, though, you'll find a punchline ther […]
Right-wingers just hate when promised catastrophes don't materialize. Paul Krugman feels terribly sorry for conservatives who predict doom whenever taxes are rasied slightly, and social programs are delivered, and then, lo and behold, the promised catastrophe does not materialize. You'd think they'd scurry away, tails between legs, issuing mea […]
An anonymous Twitter user composed the 'Marijuana Simpson' screenplay entirely of 140-character tweets. "What if Homer Simpson smoked weed? It's not that crazy to imagine." It really isn't that crazy to imagine, but a full-length screenplay written entirely via 140-character-or-less Twitter tweets, all about the Simpsons getting […]
In a rare twist, the private telecom companies are seeking government intervention to clamp down on competition. The business lobby often demands that government get out of the way of private corporations, so that competition can flourish and high-quality services can be efficiently delivered to as many consumers as possible. Yet, in an epic fight over telec […]
Gallup finds men approve of Israeli's actions more than women, and older Americans more than younger. A new Gallup poll has revealed some surprising results in American's attitudes toward the current crisis in Gaza, and whether Israeli actions there are justified. One poll showed that Americans in general see Israel as much more justified in its us […]
Voters nationwide could radically alter marijuana policy this November. Voters in several states and municipalities nationwide will head to the polls this November and decide whether or not to radically alter the way many parts of America deal with pot. Voters in three states – Alaska, Florida, and Oregon – will decide on statewide measures seeking to legali […]
The poor need financial services, but not from a predatory industry. How do we hate thee, Bank of America? Let us count the ways.We hate thee for thy mortgage misdeeds, foreclosure frauds and grotesque fees. For unnecessarily kicking people out of their homes, extorting money from military families through predatory loan rates, and treating thy customers lik […]
(NoMoreFakeNews) - This June 27, 1994, document is stored at the National Security Archive at The George Washington University. It was written by a CIA advisory committee, and forwarded to the Presidential Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, which was preparing public hearings at the time. The document has many interesting implications. In this article […]
(DevonDB) - Currently, the world is facing a number of problems, politically, socially and economically. While we may be paying attention to important stories such as the Islamic State’s movements in Iraq and the ongoing fighting in the Gaza Strip which are extremely important, there are dealings being made behind our backs of which we know […] The post The […]
(NoMoreFakeNews) - Today—Air Algerie Flight 5017, from Burkina Faso to Algiers crashed, according to “officials.”Some of these officials state contact with the plane was lost an hour after takeoff.You can probably remember similar statements about other doomed flights: lost contact. Wasn’t that the case on 9/11? “Lost contact” appears to cover all available […]
(TedBauman) - As World War I drew to a close in November 1918, over 2.5 million soldiers of the Imperial German Army remained in the field. They brought training, experience and battle-hardened attitudes with them as they streamed back across Germany’s borders.These soldaten soon found ways to deploy their skills at home. Supported by Minister of Defense Gus […]
(ActivistPost) - Sen. Rand Paul yesterday introduced S. 2644, the FAIR (Fifth Amendment Integrity Restoration) Act, which would protect the rights of citizens and restore the Fifth Amendment’s role in seizing property without due process of law.Under current law, law enforcement agencies may take property suspected of involvement in crime without ever chargi […]
(TenthAmendmentCenter) - In a referendum that could ultimately have national implications, Missouri voters will go to the polls Aug. 5 with the opportunity to add protection for electronic data and communications to their state constitution. Amendment 9 would give “electronic data and communications” the same state constitutional protections as “persons, hom […]
(MSNBC) - See leaked government rule book on what might land you on the terror watch list here. The post Nothing Says ‘Free Society’ Like Secret Gov’t Pre-Crime Watch Lists appeared first on Dprogram.net: Deprogram Your Mind - Revolutionary News. Related posts: Show Me Your Papers. Please: Police State Check Points in London, Super Bowl Terrorist Training Ca […]
(EricBlair) - Big retailers, including Amazon, have been lobbying long and hard for it, and now the Internet sales tax is back after being quietly reintroduced in the US Senate last week. The Marketplace and Internet Tax Fairness Act would force customers to pay sales taxes for online purchases from out-of-state online merchants, and it forces online retaile […]
(RussiaToday) – During a press briefing Thursday, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf accused Russia of firing artillery across the border into Ukraine, but refused to give any evidence supporting her claim. When Associated Press reporter Matt Lee attempted to follow up by asking if this information was based on a YouTube video, Harf brushed […] […]
(LandDestroyer) - In Bloomberg’s article, “Two Ukrainian Jets Shot Down, Three Dangerous Explanations,” it claims two Ukrainian SU-25 ground attack warplanes were shot down by rebels over Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, stating: Ukrainian Defense Ministry spokesman told reporters in Kiev that two of its Sukhoi SU-25 fighter jets were shot down while flying at 5, […]
Every day, all over England and Wales the international bankers are unlawfully evicting people from their homes, in what has to be one of the biggest scandals currently facing the country ...read more: FREE | MEMBERS VERSION.
Seven internet service and communications providers from around the world filed a legal complaint today, calling for an end to GCHQ`s (British Government Communication Head Quarters spy agency) attacking and exploitation of network infrastructure in order to unlawfully gain access to potentially millions of people`s private communications. ...read more: FREE […]
The new phenomena of crowd funding is not limited to corporate start-ups and charities. In Australia, the crowd funding of justice may prove to be essential in overcoming ministerial and AFP corruption. ...read more: FREE | MEMBERS VERSION.
The Creation of an historic alternative to an Anglo-American monetary & financial system Future historians will mark the July 16-17 heads of state meeting of the five BRICS nations in Fortaleza Brazil as one of the major turning points in world history since the 1815 defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo and the rise of the [...]
Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Yasha Levine Ed Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and the Electronic Frontier Foundation tout Tor as an encryption system to protect your privacy on the internet. Pando’s scrappy investigative reporter Yasha Levine returns to explain the origins and funding of Tor. Developed by the Naval Research Lab and DARPA, its main clients [. […]
After nearly two years of nonstop work I have arrived at the final stage on my book – where things start coming together and the countdown begins. It is still a bit early to take a deep breath or welcome a pat on the back. While the bulk of the work required in finalizing and [...]
Let’s keep open minds and resist Washington’s propaganda until facts & evidence are in. Why hasn’t Washington joined Russian President Putin in calling for an objective, non-politicized international investigation by experts of the case of the Malaysian jetliner? The Russian government continues to release facts, including satellite photos showing the pr […]
The US Empire’s Three Regional Axes of Power in the Middle East Empires are not easy to sustain given the multiple enemies that they provoke: at the international level (imperial rivals and emerging new powers), at the national level (national resistance movements, unreliable clients and untrustworthy ‘Sepoy’ armies) and at the local level (boycotts, sabotag […]
Guillermo Jimenez Presents Rebecca Gordon On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by Rebecca Gordon, a philosophy teacher at the University of San Francisco and author of the book Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States. Gordon explains why institutionalized torture remains relevant in the “post-Bush […]
“A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.”-Edward Abbey, American author There’s a lot to love about America and its people: their pioneering spirit, their entrepreneurship, their ability to think outside the box, their passion for the arts, etc. Increasingly, however, as time goes by, I find the things I [...]
Halliburton’s Fracking Deal in Xinjiang, Turkish Airlines Transporting Tajik Jihadists to Syria and Iraq & More! *The Great Game Round-Up brings you the latest newsworthy developments regarding Central Asia and the Caucasus region. We document the struggle for influence, power, hegemony and profits in Central Asia and the Caucasus region between a U.S.-d […]
Joe Henderson –“Canyon Lady” The late American jazz tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson is this week’s featured artist for the Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol Music Pick. The song is Canyon Lady. Joining Henderson is Julian Priester, Nicholas Ten Broeck, trombone; George Duke, piano, electric piano, drums, percussion; Mark Levine, piano; Eric Garnett, drums; Franc […]
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW"In the end when you see those kids dying every day and old men and women killed, you want to survive. You think life is very cheap. Human life, which is the most precious, doesn't mean anything and this is very dangerous. Earth was made for human beings, not for anything else. Allah made the universe for us as human beings and n […]
Pakistanis on Friday observed a day of mourning across the country to express solidarity with the victims of Israeli aggression on Gaza in line with an announcement made earlier by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.The national flag flew at half-mast at the parliament, the presidential residence, the prime minister's residence, and at other government buildin […]
IMAGESThousands of protesters demonstrated in the Italian capital Rome yesterday to denounce the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip which entered its third week and led to the killing of hundreds of civilians, the Anadolu news agency reported.The protest was organised by the Palestine Solidarity Association as well as other civil society groups. The protes […]
The plane which crashed in the Sahara Desert with the loss of 118 lives was described as "old and rotten" by a passenger just a fortnight ago.A French-Algerian student named only as Fares, who is in his 20s, posted a video on YouTube attacking Air Algerie, which had chartered the plane from Spanish firm Swiftair. Not only was the McDonnell Douglas […]
Turkey is playing a key role in arranging a ceasefire in Gaza, US State Department spokeswoman Mary Harf said yesterday.Speaking at the daily press briefing, Harf said that US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu three times yesterday. Asked why Kerry called Davutoglu three times despite the fact that Washington is u […]
"I don't want anything, except to see Israeli army commanders on trial as war criminals," says Palestinian Zakariya Siyam, 37, referring to the killers of his wife and a large number of his relatives in the current Israeli offensive on Gaza.At the Shifa Hospital in Gaza, Siyam is staying with his three sons who have been injured in the Israeli […]
Palestinians have as diverse political differences as any other nation. In many rural parts, the conservative values of Hamas, Palestine's Islamic resistance movement, have a lot of influence, as well as in more traditionally religious towns like Hebron. In other areas, the more nationalist appeal of Fatah holds sway, or the remnant leftism of the Popul […]
President of Iraqi Kurdistan Massoud Barzani said the Kurdish people have the power and authority to decide their own fate, stressing that the Kurdish leadership will not support any status that does not guarantee a clear future, Anadolu news agency reported.Barzani's remarks came during a joint press conference with the United Nations Secretary General […]
The Palestinian health ministry said Israeli air and artillery raids on the Gaza Strip on Thursday killed 118 Palestinians and injured 631 others, Anadolu news agency reported.Most of the casualties are women and children, the health ministry spokesperson, Dr Ashraf Al-Qudra, told Anadolu. Thursday's toll raises the number of Palestinian casualties sinc […]
The Islamic resistance movement Hamas called the statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he cannot guarantee the success of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip "a tacit acknowledgment of defeat", Anadolu news agency reported.Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesperson for the movement, said in a brief statement that Netanyahu's remarks ab […]
The Tomah Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center will team up with Adams County Veterans Service office to host a Veterans Benefits Fair on July 31, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at 569 North Cedar Street in Adams-Friendship, Wis.
With exceptions of the leadership in Washington, London, Berlin, Paris and Moscow, any stupid idiot imbecile with an IQ of minus 1 can tell you it is the Israeli Occupation that is the main reason for the Arab Israeli conflict.
It would be a miracle if Kerry and James Dobbins can to solve problems between 2 candidates, seems difficult, during Jihad time Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and America can’t to gathered/convinced all 7 Mujahidin leader on the National Unity Govt.
enate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today detailed compromise legislation that he offered to House negotiators that would reform the VA and give it the tools to provide quality, timely health care to veterans.
Updated: 6:15 p.m. EST with a clarified quote*. In the seemingly endless war over abortion rights in America, battles are waged in legislatures, in courts and, most recently, on the Internet. The strategy of using abortion-related keywords to send a woman searching the web for abortion information More...
On Monday, Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski announced changes that would modernize the agency’s Lifeline program to give greater broadband Internet access to low-income Americans. Lifeline has traditionally provided “discounts on one basic monthly telephone service (wireline or wireless) for qualified subscribers.” While announci […]
Sangeeta Ghosh, assistant corporate counsel for Kent County, Mich., says should the 51-year-old man charged in two cases of failing to disclose his HIV-positive status to sexual partners make bail, the county is prepared to ask a court to force him to take antiretroviral medications. “The county is More...
Former Michigan state Rep. Jack Hoogendyk is likely to announce next week that he will challenge Congressman Fred Upton (R-St. Joseph) in the GOP primary in August. Hoogendyk unsuccessfully challenged Upton for the seat two years ago, when he was able to garner only 43 percent of the vote, More...
The Foundation for Government Accountability debuted a new website Monday — an online database of the salaries of Florida’s public employees: FloridaOpenGov.org. The website is almost a replica of a project by Foundation President Tarren Bragdon at his last place of employment, the Maine Heritage Policy Center. More...
Going to court may be “the best way” to resolve a dispute over water rights between the U.S. Forest Service and the National Ski Areas Association, according to a former Forest Service ski area permit coordinator. “Frankly, litigation may be the best way forward on this issue,” Ed Ryerson More...
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has blocked the state’s Personhood affiliate from introducing a bill that would define life from the moment of conception, on the grounds that it is “too vague” as written. Though “fetal personhood” measures across the country have been criticized for that very reason, Personhood Arkansas More...
With the beginning of session only days away, Florida legislators have been busy filing a slew of anti-abortion bills. Add yet another to the list: a measure outlawing race- and gender-based abortions. The bill was filed by state Rep. Scott Plakon, R-Longwood. House Bill 1327, or the “Susan B. More...
Kalley King Yanta, a former anchor for a Minneapolis-based television station and an anti-abortion-rights activist, has joined the Minnesota for Marriage group to anchor videos intended to convince Minnesotans to vote for the anti-gay-marriage amendment on the ballot in 2012. The videos — and Yanta — have come under More...
An alleged admission by a 51-year-old Comstock Park, Mich., man that he attempted to infect hundreds of people with HIV through unprotected sexual activity and needle-sharing has sparked a media feeding frenzy, which HIV activists and legal experts have roundly censured as “sensationalist.” In spite of the national condemnation, More...
As I was watching the video clip of Jonathan Gruber talking about state-based exchanges and subsidies last night I came across another admission which deserves some attention. A few minutes later in the Q&A following his January 18, 2012 speech, Gruber admits that the public option was an attempt to slip single-payer into the Affordable Care Act. So I li […]
The UN Human Rights Council held a special session in Geneva on July 23, 2014 to declare effectively that Israelis do not have human rights. The session ended with a resolution that launched an "investigation" into what the Council decided in advance were Israel's violations of Palestinian rights. The vote was 29 in favor, 1 against and 17 abs […]
I've been a student of the Chevy Volt electric-car debacle since the first time I took a stab at figuring out the actual per-unit cost of each car, with the subsidies figured in. The thing launched with a sticker price of $41,000, but direct state and federal subsidies - i.e. taxpaying chumps forced at gunpoint to pay for part of your shiny new electri […]
It was only a matter of time. Today, Ali Abunimah’s Electronic Intifada published a piece titled “Ending Zionism is a feminist issue.” I would say just the opposite is true: “Supporting Zionism is a feminist issue.” Today must be the day assigned to organize feminists for Hamas in Gaza. Another such article also just appeared—just as I was writing about El […]
After President Barack Obama failed to visit the border on recent fundraising trips to Texas and California, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) said on Friday that he hopes Obama could prioritize a visit to the border to see the crisis firsthand. .@davidgregory I do hope he will make it a priority to visit the border now that the situation has stabilized more. #Twe […]
On July 24, MSNBC's Ronan Farrow and Jonathan Alter discussed the NRA's "Trigger the Vote" campaign for the upcoming November elections, and the overall success NRA voters have over Democrats in midterm elections. Farrow said the NRA's current campaign "is a more concise, stronger piece of messaging to convey than the [gun contr […]
As my colleague, senior editor-at-large Joel Pollak pointed out, Friday afternoon, CNN made a huge deal of Israel rejecting a "cease-fire deal" based on CNN's made-up premise that there was some sort of a deal. Pollak writes quite correctly that "there was no deal, but a mere proposal" and "there was no indication Hamas would ag […]
Friday on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum" the former director of the CIA and NSA Gen. Michael Hayden said of Putin's support of the militant separatists in the Ukraine: "Putin will lose control over the surrogates he continues to arm." Hayden explained that Putin is ignoring international anger over the downing of a Malaysia […]
Friday, at the Aspen Security Forum, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey discussed his fear that the ongoing crisis in Ukraine could become an out-of-control fire forever changing relations beween Europe, the U.S., and Russia. Dempsey said his "fear" is that "Putin may actually light a fire that he losses control of, […]
A majority of Americans oppose House Speaker John Boehner's (R-OH) lawsuit against President Barack Obama for his executive actions on Obamacare. A CNN poll found that 41% of Americans approve while 57% disapprove. Among Republicans, 75% approve of the lawsuit. As Breitbart News reported, Boehner's lawsuit omitted any mention of Obama's execu […]
[allAfrica]Cape Town -While a number of African countries have recently made some progress in improving the quality of life of their people, nearly as many are backsliding, according to the latest United Nations statistics. And across the board, Africa continues to lag far behind the rest of the world in its levels of human development.
[VOA]Nairobi -A cease-fire deal agreed upon by warring militias in the Central African Republic is a welcome development for the war-torn country, though Implementing the accord will not be an easy task.
[RFI]Weather conditions are the most likely cause of Thursday's crash of Air Algérie flight AH 5017 in Mali, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Friday. The wreckage of the plane has been found by Burkina Faso's military, a Burkinabé general has told RFI.
[IRIN]London -Alexander Aleinikoff, deputy high commissioner for refugees at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), is frank about the challenge of innovating within what he refers to as "stodgy and sclerotic" UN organizations. He says: "I have not been to one of our operations where people aren't doing really new and interesting things; they jus […]
[VOA]Participants in this year's International AIDS Conference welcomed progress on a new pill that may prevent transmission of the deadly HIV virus - one of the advances that have provoked celebrations as well as debates.
[IPS]Lekorne -The government of Mali and Touareg rebels representing Azawad, a territory in northern Mali which declared unilateral independence in 2012 after a Touareg rebellion drove out the Malian army, resumed peace talks in Algiers last week, intended to end decades of conflict.
[IPS]United Nations -Despite making important strides in the first dozen years of its existence, the International Criminal Court (ICC) faces a daunting task if it hopes to create a reputation as a truly global institution.
[Fahamu]The debate around Genetically Modified Organisms has been characterized by lack of information and understanding of the complexities around biotechnology. Any state must undertake careful consideration about potential benefits and risks before deciding to introduce GMOs into the country.
The Constitutional Court (MK) will begin hearings on Aug. 6 on the lawsuit filed by Prabowo Subianto’s and Hatta Rajasa’s team of lawyers against the General Elections Commission’s (KPU) final vote tally of the presidential elections.
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Ahok returns to East Belitung for Idul Fitri holidays
Jakarta deputy governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama said on Friday that he was returning to his hometown in East Belitung for the Idul Fitri holidays.
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PGN allots Rp 1t to develop gas pipe network in Riau
State-owned gas distributor PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (PGN) has invested Rp 1 trillion (US$86 million) to develop gas pipeline networks in Riau to connect Duri and Dumai.
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283 illegal immigrants detained in Medan
At least 283 illegal immigrants are being held at Medan’s Immigration Detention Center in Belawan, North Sumatra, for not having official passports.
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Rupiah strengthens slightly to 11,563 per dollar on Friday afternoon
The rupiah traded among banks in Jakarta on Friday afternoon appreciated slightly by five basis points to 11,563 per US dollar, up from the previous 11,568 per dollar.
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Prabowo rejection rant on Youtube
Prabowo Subianto, in his latest speech uploaded to Youtube, has once again slung mud at the democratic process of the 2014 presidential election.
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KPU appoints lawyer against lawsuit
The General Elections Commission (KPU) has appointed Adnan Buyung Nasution as their lawyer in the face of presidential election result disputes at the Constitutional Court.
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Citilink chartered flights to use Batam as transit point
Budget cost carrier PT Citilink Indonesia is set to open chartered flight services to China using Hang Nadim International Airport in Batam, Riau Islands, as a transit stop starting on Saturday.
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Hatta asks for peaceful end to standoff
Vice presidential candidate Hatta Rajasa said on Friday that the dispute over the presidential election results must be resolved peacefully.
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Govt-Freeport to sign MoU, stuck in detail
Ahead of the weeklong Idul Fitri holiday and while public attention remains on the election results, the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry’s Directorate General for Minerals and Coal and copper giant PT Freeport Indonesia are pushing hard to reach a deal in the renegotiation of the company’s mining contract.
Venezuela participated in the gathering of the BRICS emerging powers and Latin American regional blocs in Brazil this week, where new agreements were hailed as beginning the creation of a new global financial architecture. read more
Earlier this month Venezuela's attorney general, Luisa Ortega Diaz, announced that proceedings were underway to secure the return of the sacred Kueka Stone, removed from Pemon indigenous land in 1998 to be part of a park installation in Berlin’s Tiergarten Park, in Germany. read more
Early this morning Venezuelan attorney general Luisa Ortega Diaz dispatched a public attorney to Ramo Verde military prison, to check on conditions of hardline opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez’s confinement. This came in response to claims made by Lopez’s wife, Lilian Tintori, who told reporters last week she was denied visiting rights. read more […]
In a brief, closed-door meeting, US court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack met today with representatives of Argentina and later issued anticipating "further communications with the parties prior to the Default date (July 30.)" "The dialogue process opened with the mediator will continue within the next days," a statement released by the […]
Vulture funds’ actions have “systemic effects” that jeopardise the improvement in people’s life conditions that regional countries have managed to reach over the past decade, Kicillof said while attending a meeting of the UNASUR South American Council of Economy and Finance in Buenos Aires City.
In his daily brief to the press, the cabinet chief accused vulture funds of acting in “bad faith” and called US Judge Thomas Griesa to allow "necessary negotiating time" in order to settle a 1.3 billion dollar dispute that continues to raise default fears in Argentina.
The so called "blue" dollar that trades in the informal market was higher today and closed at 12.60 pesos as investors awaited the outcome of ongoing negotiations between Argentina and vulture funds in New York.
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation has released an extensive report concerning the cases filed across the world into Israel’s 2010 raid on Mavi Marmara, which claimed the lives of nine peaceful activists. 30.01.2013 - Judicial report of Mavi Marmara trials released The report tells the judicial battle fought by participants of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla in Tu […]
OJ was on the first trip into Gaza on board the Free Gaza when we landed on August 23, 2008. She has since been back to this tiny strip on the Mediterranean several times and is there now bearing witness and reporting. Below is her story. Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip, Monday 21st January, 2013: A ceasefire was announced on 21st November, ending eight days of horr […]
Khuza'a, Gaza Strip: For the last hour I've been able to see from my appartment window small fishing boats close in to shore being harrassed by an Israeli gunboat. Every so often, one of them is picked out by a strong searchlight and circled. They are to the north of Gaza City but clearly this side of the border some distance south of the Israeli […]
Since November 22, 2012, 4 Palestinians have been killed and 75 Palestinians, including 14 children have been wounded by IOF fire in Gaza Strip. One of the wounded is a fisherman shot in the sea, while the others are protesters, workers and farmers shot in the areas close to the fence of the Green Line. The data is from PCHR weekly reports, unless otherwise […]
The two reports below are from Free Gaza passengers, Orange Jenny (OJ) and Theresa McDermott. They are staying in Gaza to work with farmers and fishermen and to bear witness to what the IOF is continuing to do to the people there after a 'ceasefire' was agreed to by Israel and Hamas. Theresa has been interviewing family members of the Palestinian f […]
Friday July 25, 2014 23:07 by Chris Carlson – 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group Israel has rejected a Gaza ceasefire proposal recently outlined by US Secretary of State John Kerry, according to Israeli public television. However, Haaretz now reports that a 12-hour “humanitarian” ceasefire has been negotiated. US Secretary of […] […]
Press Release Gaza Ministry of Health, Palestine Medical Facilities and personnel are a red line The Ministry of Health Gaza strongly condemns two Israeli attacks on Gazan medical facilities and personnel in the last 24 hours. The first resulted in the destruction of Al Durrah Children’s Hospital in Gaza City last night. A two year-old […]
آخر الأخبار والتحديثات | Daily News Overview Follow on Twitter for more live updates WANT TO HELP #GAZAUNDERATTACK? Follow tweeps tweeting live from under fire and help them disseminate the real news! https://twitter.com/occpal/lists/gazaunderattack Is Resisting Genocide a Human Right? 81 Notre Dame Law Review1275(2006). Conducting an in-depth study of […]
Published on Jul 24, 2014 This video is a short message from Bloggers For Palestine team, Gaza to the world. It describes a little of the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza as Israel is making a very criminal and huge massacres Is Resisting Genocide a Human Right? 81 Notre Dame Law Review1275(2006). Conducting an […]
Watch the video at PressTV Website PressTV | Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:26AM GMT Israel is recruiting young Western Jews to use them in the war on the besieged Gaza Strip, Press TV reports. The young Western Jews include many Britons, who have been joining Israel’s army under a program called “the Mahal,” which targets […]
Thursday, July 24, 2014 | 01:25 | Silwanic Silwan, Jerusalem (SILWANIC) —Two young men were injured on Wednesday night with rubber bullets and dozens other suffocated during the clashes in Silwan that broke out to condemn the continuous Israeli war on Gaza for more than two weeks which led to the Martyrdom of more than […]
Since July 8, 2014, the Israeli regime has been engaged in a fatal onslaught on Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, killing nearly 830 people. PressTV | Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:46PM GMT Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani has called on the Muslim world to lend its full support to Palestinians […]
He noted that four hospitals have been without electricity for four days including Beit Hanoun hospital, Mohammed Al-Dura hospital, Kamal Adwan hospital, and Shifa hospital MEMO | July 25, 2014 A Palestinian Health Ministry official warned that the continued blackouts and acute shortage of fuel in the Gaza Strip are threatening to cause a […]
‘Why have drones bombed them?’ Siyam asks, while holding his son’s hands, worried about his fate…Siyam went on to say that his sons do not know that their mother was killed MEMO | July 25, 2014 “I don’t want anything, except to see Israeli army commanders on trial as war criminals,” says Palestinian Zakariya […]
Israeli security forces (file photo) PressTV | Fri Jul 25, 2014 1:35PM GMT Israeli regime has deployed thousands of troops in al-Quds (Jerusalem) amid high tensions following the killing of several Palestinians by Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. The Tel Aviv regime says the troops will prevent any occurrence […]
Fireworks burst at the separation wall, lighting the heads of Israeli soldiers who are poised ready with loaded guns. Overhead, flare guns also brighten the scene at Qalandia checkpoint, quickly followed by shots from Israeli snipers that race into the burgeoning crowd. In the middle of the haze and chaos Palestinian politician Dr. Mustafa Barghouti is clear […]
As the death toll rises by the hour in the besieged Gaza Strip, the rage in the occupied West Bank rises in tow. Protests have been growing in number and frequency across many West Bank cities including Bethlehem, Hebron, Jenin, Ramallah, Tulkarem and many more. Rocks from protesters and bullets from the IDF now regularly mix in the air every night, coupled […]
Along with other members of the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), Peggy Gish stood at the first checkpoint for those leaving Mosul to enter Kurd-controlled area of Iraq. She reports on disturbing accounts of ISIS's rule in Mosul, including threats to women and girls, and Christians and other minorities
As Israel rolls deeper into its military offensive against the Gaza Strip, its tactics against the territory’s densely-packed civilian population are becoming more and more clear. Over the last 17 days, the death toll has risen to at least 797 Palestinians, most of whom were civilians and nearly two hundred of whom were children. Despite near-global condemna […]
"The Case for Nationalism" is neocon William Kristol's course in Jerusalem in December, $3000 a head: US nationalism has special responsiblities, evidently including US might to support the "ancient longings" of Jewish nationalists for a homeland in the Middle East
The latest Gallup poll shows that by two to one, those under 30 and non-whites find Israel's actions in Gaza unjustified. Women, Democrats, and Independents also overwhelmingly disapprove the actions. Though American support for Israel remains strong, Gallup says
The US media shift against Israel continues: NBC features the onslaught on a UN school and dispenses with the Israeli claims Hamas did it, CNN lets the Israeli ambassador hang himself in a rant; and Eugene Robinson of Washington Post says Israel is wrong by any moral standard
The Netherlands is sending 40 unarmed police to the MH17 crash-site, PM Mark Rutte said Thursday. The police will accompany a 23-strong investigator team to secure scene. The Dutch are also said to be drafting a UN Security Council resolution on allowing armed police or troops to secure the crash-site.
Around 800 migrants have died this year in their attempts to cross Mediterranean by boat, prompting the UN refugee agency chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday to urge EU governments to increase rescue operations and improve asylum hosting management, reports AFP. "Europeans need to take urgent action," he said.
The US Thursday said it has evidence, based on "intelligence information", that Russia is firing artillery across the border into Ukraine. US deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said Russia intends "to deliver heavier and more powerful multiple rocket launchers" to pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Google told EU data protection regulators on Thursday that most of the "right to be forgotten" requests come from France, followed by Germany, UK, and Spain. More than 91,000 requests to remove search links have been made since the EU court's ruling in May, reports the BBC.
US President Obama Thursday named Ireland, which hosts many major firms due to its low corporate tax rates, in a strong speech attacking US firms for taking advantage of “technically legal” tax arrangements. Referring to companies who are suddenly "magically an Irish company" he said they were "gaming the system".
Dublin is seeking to restructure the IMF portion of its €64 billion bailout loan repayments, reports the Irish Times. The move, which needs to be agreed by EU capitals, could save the country billions in interest payments. The IMF interest rate is over twice that on the European loans.
Russian scientists conducted a primary examination of the giant sinkhole in the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. The video of the bizarre hole on YouTube has received more than two million views in several days. As a result of the examination, the scientists concluded that the crater was of natural origin and did not appear either as […]
A British lawmaker says he would fire rockets into Israel if he lived in the besieged Gaza Strip, which has faced a deadly Israeli offensive for over two weeks. “The big question is – if I lived in Gaza would I fire a rocket? – probably yes,” Liberal Democrat member of parliament David Ward said […]
State Duma deputies want to levy an additional tax on people with high personal incomes in order to finance the development of the new federation areas of Sevastopol and Crimea. The motion has been prepared by a group of MPs led by the Andrey Krutov of the center-left Fair Russia party. At the moment the […]
European Union (EU) foreign ministers have agreed on imposing tougher sanctions against Russian entities and individuals nearly one week after the downing of a Malaysian Airlines plane in Ukraine. On Wednesday, the ministers agreed to draft a new list of Russian entities and individuals by July 24 to be added to the 63 names already […]
The establishment’s iron-fisted grip on media and information dissemination was irrevocably transformed when Matt Drudge launched his website in 1995. Suddenly Americans and the world at large were no longer dependent on a skewered and politically-driven corporate media with its distorted establishment spin and agenda. Alex Jones breaks down how this transfo […]
Amazon has pulled off a pretty amazing trick over the past decade. It's invented and then built a nearly $5 billion cloud computing business catering to fickle software developers and put the rest of the technology industry on the defensive. Big enterprise software companies such as IBM and HP and even Google are playing catchup, even as they acknowledg […]
Leave your ring of cut-brass secrets unattended on your desk at work, at a bar table while you buy another round, or in a hotel room, and any stranger---or friend---can upload your keys to their online collection.
“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare once asked, apparently in Romeo and Juliet, which I just learned from Google because I did not pay attention in that class in college. “That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” I think this means that a name doesn’t matter for much, because […]
Man hält es ja kaum noch für möglich, daß es in den Reihen der etablierten Blockparteien noch Personen gibt, die durch andere Dinge als Geld in einen „erregten Zustand“ versetzt werden können. Aber Ausnahmen bestimmen die Regel, wie zum Beispiel Ex-CDU-Mann Werner Mroz, der im „sehr erregten Zustand“ judenkritische Äußerungen in Facebook verlauten ließ. Das […]
Keine BUK-Raketen? Macht nichts. Was nicht paßt wird passend gemacht. Die ARD tischt auffallend häufiger – wenn sich die Propagandaabteilung des Herrn Gniffke nicht selbst die Finger schmutzig machen will – Lügen aus anderen Quellen als Tatsachen auf; ohne eigene Recherche oder Verifizierung. In den letzten Tagen der antirussischen Hysterie gerne genommen: O […]
Der Blog Honestly Concerned engagiert sich seit Jahren in vorderster Reihe gegen die Pest des Antisemitismus in Deutschland und weltweit. Gerde jetzt, wo das ganze Ausmaß des seit langem verharmlosten muslimischen Judenhassses auf unseren Straßen deutlich wird und sich mit deutschen Links- und Rechtsextremisten vereinigt, wird es höchste Zeit, diese Arbeit e […]
Ich habe kein Problem zu sagen, daß ich das Spiel unserer Mannschaft wie eine großartige Musik empfunden habe. Musik und Spiel in dieser hochwertigen und mentalen Präsentation haben eine tiefe Beziehung zueinander. Im Eugen Onegin bringt Peter Tschaikowski mit der Arie des Gremin zwei Menschensorten zur Darstellung: • Menschen der Liebe und • Menschen des [… […]
Jeder kann dies an die Polizei senden, damit jene EKEKUTIVE versteht, für WEN sie den Kopf hinhalten, gern zusammen mit dem Anhang TTIP. Last die Faxe kochen :-)) Ich hab es allerdings nun aufgegeben, jene zu belehren, da hilft m.E. nur noch der große kosmische Abgang, denn 4 Millionen ferngesteuerte Befehlsempfänger im Kadavergehorsam und Egopolitur […] […]
email@example.com Sollten sich die schlimmsten Befürchtungen beim transatlantischen Freihandelsabkommen TTIP und dem internationalen Abkommen TiSA bewahrheiten, dann wird Europa den Konzernenzur Plünderung freigegeben. In geheimen Verhandlungen geht es darum, unsere Wasser- und Energieversorgung, das Finanz- ,Gesundheits- und Bildungswesen „ […]
Lieber einen Elektroschock als 15 Minuten allein mit sich selbst Steve Watson Und das Konzentrationsvermögen ist… hey, hast du das bei Facebook gesehen? Diese neue Studie ist ein Schocker und liefert all jenen Munition, die den Menschen ein gegen null tendierendes Konzentrationsvermögen unterstellen. Das Ergebnis der Studie: Vor die Wahl gestellt, ob sie sic […]
. hier noch eine “nette” Info vom SPRINGER-Verlag: ….danke an Conny. . Themen: Getaktetes Leben im Ozean – wissenschaft.de Gefährlicher Schwund in der Tiefe – klimaretter.info Klimakatastrophe abgesagt: Widerlegung des NOAA-Klimaberichtes Punkt für Punkt – eike-klima-energie.eu Rußland stimmt für VN-Resolution zu MH17 – de.rbth.com VSA blasen zum Rückzug: Pu […]
Interessantes vom Tage Danke an die Einsender(innen) . . … “hatte ein Vertreter des Generalstabes der russischen Streitkräfte dem TV-Sender Rossija-24 mitgeteilt, dass die ukrainischen Sicherheitskräfte beim Beschuss von Städten und Siedlungen im Südosten des Landes mindestens sechs Mal Phosphormunition eingesetzt hatten.” … Ria: Moskau hat Beweise für Einsa […]
erschienen bei voltairenet von Thierry Meyssan Nach drei Kriegsjahren gegen Syrien hat der „Westen“ absichtlich seine Offensive auf den Irak und dann auf Palästina erweitert. Hinter den scheinbaren politischen Widersprüchen zwischen religiösen und säkularen Parteien erklären nun wirtschaftlich starke Interessen diese Strategie. In der Levante haben viele Gru […]
Interessantes vom Tage Danke an die Einsender(innen) . … “Mehr als 100.000 Menschen aus Gaza – etwa 5% der Gesamtbevölkerung – suchen Rettung in den Einrichtungen des UN-Hilfswerks,” sagte Ban. ” … RT: Frauen, Kinder und UN-Personal bei Granatbeschuß von Schule in Gaza getötet … “Ein Großteil der Bevölkerung des Landes ist derzeit ziemlich genau […] […]
erschienen bei Ria Novosti Nach dem Zerfall der Regierungskoalition „Europäische Wahl“ in der Werchowna Rada der Ukraine hat Regierungschef Arseni Jazenjuk am Donnerstag seinen Rücktritt bekannt gegeben. „Falls es keine neue Koalition gibt, müssen das Kabinett und der Premier zurücktreten. Hiermit erkläre ich meinen Rücktritt, weil die Koalition zerfallen is […]
von HPS Gauck äußert sich zu Antisemitismus “Wir wollen das nicht hinnehmen” Stand: 23.07.2014 16:21 Uhr Wer ist “wir”, Herr Gauck? Was ist “Antisemitismus”? Mit deinen Beschuldigungen, Unterstellungen und pathologischen Selbstbezichtigungen kannst du unmöglich UNS meinen. Wir verabscheuen Individualundkollektiverzwingungsschuldhaft und diejenigen, die s […]
Interessantes vom Tage Danke an die Einsender(innen) . … “Neue Wende im Mollath-Prozess: Die bisherigen Verteidiger von Gustl Mollath sind vom Gericht (mal eben so) zu Pflichtverteidigern bestellt worden. Der Prozess kann somit fortgesetzt werden. Zuvor hatten sie ihr Amt aufgegeben ( ihr Mandat niedergelegt)……” … ARD: Paukenschlag Mollaths Anwälte werden Pf […]
von HPS http://wer-nicht-fragt-bleibt-dumm.blogspot.de/2014/07/the-long-haired-man-smoking-next-to.html * “We proudly open our English section (label ENGLISH) and start with one of the most important days of German history since Adolf Hitler´s sudden dead in April 1945″ * “The long haired man smoking next to a motorhome 4th of Nov, 2011″ * “Germany ist a Co […]
Interessantes vom Tage Danke an die Einsender(innen) . … “warum ich davon ausgehe, dass die Zweite Große Depression tiefgreifender ausfallen wird als die Wirtschaftsdepression in den 1930er Jahren:” … PF: Monster-Crash: Der kommende Zusammenbruch wird die Große Depression in den Schatten stellen … “„Es gibt keine Investitionen und keine Neueinstellungen […]
von HPS . http://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/nsu-prozess/nsu-prozess-mit-verschraenkten-armen-auf-der-anklagebank-13059213.html Der Artikel stammt von der Truscheit, Karin und das ist die Schlagzeile: NSU-Prozess Mit verschränkten Armen auf der Anklagebank . Beate Zschäpe und ihre drei Anwälte, die sie weiter verteidigen werden, wirken zerstritten. Aussagen […]
Die ukrainische Luftwaffe macht Städte im Südosten der Ukraine dem Erdboden gleich. Nach russischen Untersuchungen spielt der Oligarch Igor Kolomojski (Foto) in diesen Verbrechen nicht die letzte Rolle. Er finanziert das von ihm formierte Sonderbataillon „Dnepr“ und offenbar noch einige Einheiten, die mit der sogenannten „Nationalgarde“ zusammen arbeiten. Qu […]
Mit dem sogenannten ”Nürnberger Prozess gegen die Hauptkriegsverbrecher vor dem Internationalen Militärgerichtshof” geschah etwas bis dahin in der Geschichte Undenkbares. Die Sieger saßen über die Besiegten zu Gericht, nach Regeln und Gesetzen, die sie erst während des Krieges geschaffen hatten. Nach den Maßstäben, die sie ansetzten, hätten ALLE sogenannten […]
Nikita Chruschtschow war ein bedeutender sowjetischer Politiker. Von 1953 bis 1964 war er Parteichef der KPdSU, von 1958 bis 1964 außerdem Regierungschef der UdSSR. Er galt als kluger Machtpolitiker und Meister der sozialistischen Rhetorik. Nach dem Tod Stalins im März 1953 zum Parteichef der KPdSU aufgerückt, leitete er am XX. Parteitag der KPdSU 1956 durch […]
Die amerikanischen Geheimdienste blasen zum Rückzug: Sie erklärten am Dienstag vor Medienvertretern in Washington, dass es keine direkte Verbindung der russischen Regierung zum Abschuss von MH17 gebe. Die CIA kann nicht ausschließen, dass die Schützen aus der Ukraine gekommen sind. Ein Bericht von DWN. Die US-Geheimdienste haben am Dienstag die Vorbereitunge […]
Ein durchlöchertes Wrackteil der in der Ostukraine abgestürzten Boeing weist laut einem Bericht der „New York Times“ auf einen Raketentreffer hin. Schrapnell-Spuren seien ein Hinweis darauf, dass das Flugzeug durch eine Rakete mit Überschallgeschwindigkeit zerstört wurde, sagten Experten des Verteidigungs-Fachverlags IHS Jane’s nach Auswertung eines von eine […]
Die Mainstreammedien, die oft nur noch das Prädikat “gleichgeschaltet” verdienen, wollen uns mit dem Verfälschen, Verdrehen oder dem kompletten Verschweigen von Fakten tagtäglich vorschreiben, wie wir die Welt “politisch korrekt” zu sehen und zu verstehen haben. Dabei gibt es regelmäßig wichtige Nachrichten, Informationen und Zusammenhänge, die überhaupt nic […]
Gerald Celente ist ein amerikanischer Trendforscher, Unternehmensberater und Autor. Er stellt Vorhersagen über die globalen Finanzmärkte sowie über historische Ereignisse auf. Celente tritt auch in Medien wie The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, The Glenn Beck Show, NBC Nightly News, The Alex Jones Show und Russia Today auf. King World Ne […]
Operation Gomorrha war der militärische Codename für eine Serie von Luftangriffen, die vom Bomber Command der Royal Air Force und der Eighth Air Force der USAAF im Zweiten Weltkrieg vom 25. Juli bis 3. August 1943 auf Hamburg ausgeführt wurden. Es waren die bis dahin schwersten Angriffe in der Geschichte des Luftkrieges. Befohlen wurde dieses Kriegsverbreche […]
Die Situation in Gaza ist seit vielen Jahren vergleichbar mit den Ghettos in einer Zeit, die viele Menschen als “das dunkelste Kapitel der Weltgeschichte” bezeichnen. Wieviele Tränen müssen die Kinder von Gaza noch vergießen, um der Welt zu zeigen, welch ungeheuere menschliche Katastophe sich hier abspielt? Der Journalist Jürgen Todenhöfer war in den letzten […]
Wer sich die Entwicklung einer alten Weltordnung ansieht und registriert, wieviel Vernichtung an Menschen und Natur schon im neunzehnten Jahrhundert vonstatten ging, und sich daran bsi heute nichts geändert hat, sollte zur Erkenntnis kommen, dass durch eine “neue Weltordnung” gar nichts neues kommt, sondern das Alte in neuer Aufmachung inszeniert wird. Conre […]
Die Menschenrechts-Organisation Human Rights Watch wirft der ukrainischen Armee vor, bei ihren Angriffen auf die Millionenstadt Donezk Mehrfach-Raketenwerfer auf Wohngebiete eingesetzt zu haben. Dabei wurden zahlreiche Häuser zerstört und 16 Zivilisten getötet. Der Einsatz solcher Waffen ist in bewohnten Gebieten verboten und müsse als Kriegsverbrechen geahn […]
Die USA und Kanada wollen Kredite der Weltbank, die für Russland bestimmt sind, blockieren. Die Weltbank ist eine durchwegs US-amerikanisch dominierte Einrichtung. Daher wird es für die Amerikaner kein Problem sein, die Politik der Weltbank zu bestimmen. Auch in der Vergangenheit hat die Weltbank stets loyal zu einem ihrer größten Geldgeber gestanden.
In mehreren EU-Staaten werden Gesetze vorbereitet, die unter dem Vorwand, Google einzudämmen, neue Privilegien für Staats-Sender und Verlags-Häuser schaffen. Spanien wird die Verlinkung künftig mit einer Steuer belegen. Die politische Idee dahinter: Die Bürger sollen unabhängige und alternative Medien wie Blogs oder Aggregatoren nicht mehr so leicht finden w […]
Großspenden treten gerade nach Wahlen vermehrt auf. Ein Indiz dafür, dass sich Unternehmer das Wohlwollen der neuen Machthaber in der Regierung erkaufen. Eine Fall des Automobilherstellers BMW zeigt: Spenden lohnt sich, die Gesetze sind ganz nach dem Geschmack von BMW.
Der beschlossene Schuldenschnitt der Hypo Alpe Adria (HGAA) bringt für Privatanleger den Totalverlust. Die Anleihen galten durch die staatlichen Haftungen als risikoarm. Das nun beschlossene Gesetz trifft die auf Sicherheit bedachten Anleger. Diese planen nun, die Republik Österreich zu verklagen.
Die Türkei möchte den US-Dollar als Leitwährung beim Handel mit Russland ablösen. Stattdessen sollen der Rubel und die Türkische Lira als Zahlungsmittel dienen. Damit möchte das Land künftige Sanktionen gegen Russland umgehen. Denn Russland ist der zweitgrößte Handelspartner der Türkei. Für die Nato könnte die Kehrtwende zum Problem werden.
Ein Kunstprofessor aus den USA hat einen Baum gezüchtet, der 40 unterschiedliche Früchte trägt. Der Baum zeigt im Frühling rosa, weiße, rote und lila Blüten. Aus diesen werden dann im Laufe des Jahres viele Sorten von Aprikosen, Kirschen, Pfirsiche, Nektarien und Pflaumen.
Die EU will mit aller Härte gegen Russland vorgehen, schreckt jedoch vor einem Gas-Streit zurück. Wegen der großen Abhängigkeit der EU-Staaten vom russischen Gas sollen Geschäfte in diesem Bereich von den Sanktionen ausgenommen werden.
In den nächsten Tagen soll ein Terroranschlag im Land verübt werden, warnt die norwegische Polizei. Als größte Gefahr gelten aus Syrien heimkehrende Islamisten mit norwegischem Pass. Grenzen, Flughäfen und Bahnhöfe werden verstärkt überwacht.
Die Samen für das Chaos wurden vor rund 25 Jahren gelegt, als die Berliner Mauer einstürzte. Da die Begründung für den großen und wachsenden Militärapparat in den Jahren des Kalten Kriegs die „kommunistische Gefahr“ gewesen war, feierten die Bürger der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika den Zusammenbruch der Mauer als das Ende des Militarismus und Beginn der ko […]
Die UNO, die versucht hat, Flüchtlingen Schutz zu gewähren, hat bestätigt, dass es zur Zeit „buchstäblich keinen sicheren Ort für Zivilisten“ in Gaza gibt. Auch die haben es versucht, aber Schulen und Krankenhäuser werden genauso oft beschossen wie alles andere in Gaza.
„Israelische Soldaten sterben, damit unschuldige Palästinenser leben können,” behauptete Dermer, indem er Israels Attacken gegen dicht bevölkerte Wohnbezirke in Gaza mit den tödlichsten britischen Flächenbomardements deutscher Städte im Zweiten Weltkrieg verglich, was für ihn anscheinend der Maßstab ist, an dem alle Kriege gemessen werden sollten. […]
Die Hamas hat dem Regime Israels bereits vor über eine Woche ein Angebot für eine Waffenruhe übermittelt, mit zehn Forderungen ihrerseits. Konsequenterweise versaute es die Hamas, die Fatah und jeder andere Haufen Nichtsnutze diese bekannt zu machen und durch die eigenen Medien zu verbreiten. Hier werden sie nun geholfen. Und zwar alle. Wieder mal.
Genf: U.N.O. Menschenrechtsrat richtet wegen mutmaßlicher Verletzungen von Völkerrecht und Menschenrecht im Zuge militärischer Operationen Israels in seiner Kolonie Gaza, Palästina eine Untersuchungskommisson ein.
Eine weitere Abteilung reagiert auf Einträge wie "Israel tötet ständig Frauen und Kinder" und greift in den Kommunikationsverlauf ein. Seit dem Jahr 2012 hat diese Säule des Abwehrkampfes der Universität mit eintausendsechshundert Studenten aus sechsundachtzig Ländern auf sozialen Medien Nachrichten an ein Publikum von einundzwanzig Millionen Mensc […]
Amtsinhaber bzw verantwortlich Beauftragte nicht nur der staatlichen Exekutivem wie Minister, Bürokraten, Polizei, Geheimdienste, Militär, etc, pp, sondern auch Richter, Abgeordnete, Funktionäre der Hierarchie jeder Organisation, unterliegen permanent der Versuchung sich selbst weiter zu ermächtigen und ein Eigenleben zu entwickeln - aus ihrem sensiblen Empf […]
Photographs taken by photographer Jack Guez show tunnels dug by Hamas from Gaza into Israel. IDF troops still occupied with uncovering and destroying more tunnels: ‘Every day of combat allows us to inflict greater damage on this infrastructure.’
Calls for a boycott of Israeli products circulating on social media have extended to novels penned by Mario Levi, an acclaimed Turkish writer of Jewish descent, drawing criticism at overt anti-Semitism
Turkey’s long-awaited high-speed railway line between the capital Ankara and the financial capital Istanbul was finally inaugurated on July 25, only to break down several hours later. Transport Minister Elvan said there was no sign of sabotage but they had 'question marks'