“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."
Whether you suffer from seasonal allergies or are susceptible to common year-round allergy triggers, such as certain foods or dust, allergy symptoms can impact your everyday life. Allergens release histamines that attack your body's cells, causing the familiar symptoms of runny nose, sneezing and watery eyes. While there are dozens of over-the-counter a […]
In all communication, there is one thing that each and every one us requires. We all want to be appreciated, honoured, and respected. None of us want to feel criticized, rejected, ignored, or manipulated. To reduce it to its simplest terms, we each want to feel loved. I do not mean love in a romantic sense, or some outpouring of emotion, but simple caring. T […]
In the fast-paced Bay Area, where life has gotten so expensive, commutes seem to last a lifetime and smartphones blur the boundaries between work and life, who doesn't feel a little anxious and stressed? Smartphones are not going away, but some scientists here have found way to take the technology to help chill us out. It's a new type of wearable t […]
Meet Aisa Mijeno, a Filipino architect and scientist who invented a revolutionary lamp that runs on a glass of saltwater instead of batteries. Her vision in creating the SALt (Sustainable Alternative Lighting) lamp was to "light up the rest of the Philippines sustainably," by finding an environment-friendly alternative light source suitable for peo […]
The concept of "green energy" got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they'd successfully turned living roses into electronic circuits. That's right—cyborg flowers are now a thing. Despite how it sounds, the aim isn't to create a race of leafy green borg that will one day rise up and enslave their human mast […]
Anti-government extremists known as "sovereign citizens" have been identified as a potential terrorism threat in Australia by a confidential NSW Police report. The NSW Counter Terrorism and Special Tactics command assessment — obtained by 7.30 — suggests there are as many as 300 sovereign citizens in the state, and that their numbers are growing. I […]
This is a "heads up" and "take notice" recommendation for parents whose children routinely are taking the most frequently prescribed ADHD prescription drug Ritalin. Late in November of 2015, the prestigious Cochrane Library issued its report Benefits and harms of methylphenidate for children and adolescents with attention deficit hyperact […]
In a desperate bid to put an end to the tide of illegal immigration, European politicians have been trying to make friends with Turkey on whatever terms they can negotiate. For instance, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has put billions of euros on the table to obtain Ankara's assistance in resolving the refugee crisis. However, many Western media source […]
A team from the University's Experimental Psychology and Anthropology Departments wanted to see whether our feelings of social closeness when dancing with others might be linked to endorphins - the body's 'feel good' chemicals. Endorphins are neurotransmitters that form part of the brain's pain control system, but they are also impli […]
Around the year 800, Black Knights began to appear in history and, since the 13th century, a series of legends mentioning the mysterious Black Knights, then known as 'the Sith', emerged. Although the Black Knights were said to have carried out good deeds and fought to protect cities from unjust rulers and other threats, texts referring to these leg […]
The European Union (EU) clinched an agreement with Turkey on late Sunday, offering 3 billion euros(3.18 billion U.S. dollars) in aid and more promising access for Ankara's membership to the bloc, to trade for massive reduction of illegal migrant arrivals.
The gathering of world leaders in Paris to negotiate ways to combat climate change should provide "a political impulse" to reach a "binding" and "ambitious" deal, French President Francois Hollande said on Sunday.
Iran expects the next report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the so-called possible military dimensions (PMDs) of Iran's nuclear program will help close the case "forever," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Sunday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday charged recent attacks by Palestinians are motivated by Muslim extremism rather than resistance to the Israeli occupation, shortly after two attacks occurred in Jerusalem.
China's Supreme People's Court has accused former security czar Zhou Yongkang of involvement in unofficial political activities with jailed former Chongqing party boss Bo Xilai, in an apparent reference to unconfirmed rumors that they tried to stage a coup in March 2012. (Mar 20, '15)
Intense fighting between Myanmar government troops and rebel forces in the northern Shan State region of Kokang in recent days has left more than 100 people dead, the majority of them on the government side, according to local sources. (Mar 20, '15)
Shortly after attackers killed at least 19 people, including 17 foreign tourists, in an attack on a museum in Tunisia's capital, newly elected President Beji Caid Essebsi told the nation that the country was "in a war with terrorism" and that those responsible for the attack would be "fought without mercy". (Mar 19, '15)
Why did so many Israeli voters switch their allegiance to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu just before this week's election? The answer is simple and obvious: most of those small-party voters oppose a Palestinian state, and a day before the election Netanyahu ruled out a Palestinian state on his watch. (Mar 19, '15)
Seven years after Russia recognized Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia as an independent state, Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed an "alliance and integration treaty" with South Ossetia's de facto leader, Leonid Tibilovin. Georgia's Foreign Ministry said the pact amounted to the "actual annexation" of the […]
US fingerprints are all over a botched commando raid in the Philippines that left dozens dead. The episode has severely discredited the administration of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, jeopardized decades of progress on peace talks with Moro separatists, and underlined the perils for developing-world governments that put themselves at the beck and […]
President Emomali Rahmon opened Tajikistan's new parliament on March 17 with a rousing, self-congratulatory speech. International observers may have found the March 1 parliamentarian elections to be full of fraud, but Rahmon felt the vote had represented the highest form of democracy. - Edward Lemon (Mar 19, '15)
You can argue that the 1990s were a halcyon period for the old, but you can rest assured that being old in 2040 will be very unpleasant indeed. This isn't just a US-oriented problem; it's more or less true for the world as a whole. - Martin Hutchinson
China has moved to broaden its already significant economic presence in Nepal by agreeing to a five-fold increase in assistance to the country, pledging funds that will likely go towards infrastructure projects.
Tehran, Nov. 30, IRNA – Iran and Hungary here on Monday announced readiness for cooperation in scientific projects in a meeting between Vice President for Scientific and Technological Affairs Sorena Sattari and Hungarian Minister of Human Resources Zoltan Balog.
Tehran, Nov. 30, IRNA – Oil Minister Bizhan Namdar-Zangeneh said here on Monday Greece's 800 million dollar oil debt to Iran will be cleared before Greek prime minister's visit of Iran a few months from now.
Beirut, Nov 30, IRNA – Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution's International Affairs Advisor, Ali-Akbar Velayati, said on Monday that people of Lebanon are hoped to elect their new president in the shortest possible time and the problems of the country will be removed.
Tehran, Nov 30, IRNA - Iranian Foreign Ministry Director General for Political and International Affaris Hamid Baeedinejad said on Monday that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) should prove itself taking unbiased stance prior to releasing its final report.
Bushehr, Nov. 30, IRNA – Marine Security Department of Bushehr Province Ports and Sailing Head Office announced that a rescue mission for a sinking cargo ship with six sailors near Kharq Island was accomplished successfully on Monday.
Islam Times - The Lebanese military has reportedly freed a number of militants with the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front in exchange for the Syria-based terror group to release over a dozen of the Lebanese soldiers it held captive in 2014.
Islam Times - A senior Iranian official says Tehran will implement the July 14 nuclear agreement with the P5+1 group of countries only if the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) closes the case of the so-called possible military dimensions (PMD) regarding Iran’s nuclear program.
Islam Times - Thousands of Palestinians have staged a demonstration in protest against the recent ban imposed by the Tel Aviv regime against the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in the occupied territories.
Islam Times - Israeli soldiers have attacked a popular Palestinian radio station over what authorities described as its attempts to further escalate tensions in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian reports say.
Islam Times - Turkish authorities have detained two generals and a colonel for their alleged role in the January interception of trucks belonging to the country’s intelligence agency that were reportedly carrying weapons to the Takfiri terror groups operating in neighboring Syria.
Válka, jež v pátek vtrhla do Paříže, šokuje řadové Francouze o to víc, že mají mizivé tušení, čím ji vyvolala jejich vlastní vláda, píše Thierry Meyssan. U nás se uvedl už knihou Velký podvod – žádné letadlo na Pentagon nespadlo (2002). Teď nahlíží do „tajných operací francouzské vlády v arabském světě“. „Jejích nemístných aliancí s diktátory ze Zálivu.“ I p […]
„Vojenská intervence Moskvy v Sýrii není jen zvratem, šířícím paniku v řadách sil džihádu. Současné potence ruské armády demonstruje v reálné válce i celému okolnímu světu,“ konstatuje francouzský publicista Thierry Meyssan. Česky se uvedl už titulem Velký podvod – žádné letadlo na Pentagon nespadlo (2002). Bushovu říkanku o 11. září strhla jako domek z kare […]
V Sýrii neválčí „dvě odlišné komunity, ale dva společenské projekty“. Na „jedné straně moderní, sekulární Sýrie, která etnickou, náboženskou a politickou diverzitu respektuje“. A „na druhé ideologie Muslimského bratrstva“. Tedy soldatesky, „usilující o obnovu otomanského kalifátu prostředky džihádu“, píše francouzský publicista Thierry Meyssan. Česky debutov […]
Liberální jestřábi a neokonzervastivci nebyli schopni vyprovokovat konfrontaci s Ruskem, pro kterou byli cvičeni během studené války. Konečně převládl hlas rozumu. Zatímco probíhají důvěrná vyjednávání ve snaze skoncovat s krizí na Ukrajině, Rusko a Čína se připravují přesvědčit Spojené státy a jejich spojence, aby se zúčastnily globální aliance proti isláms […]
Intervence CSTO (Organizace Smlouvy o kolektivní bezpečnosti) proti terorismu v Iráku a v Sýrii může být začátkem světového pořádku založeného na spolupráci a obraně civilního obyvatelstva, nebo naopak, období konfrontace mezi Východem a Západem, ve kterém Západ otevřeně podporuje terorismus. Oproti populární víře je toto nasazení vojsk cíleno méně na obranu […]
V Levantě právě došlo k hluboké a významné změně – Ruská armáda v Sýrii začala s nasazením proti terorismu. Ač Rusko od rozpuštění Sovětského svazu na mezinárodní scéně absentovalo, a i když to dělá opatrně, tak právě vytvořilo Rusko-syrskou komisi, která začíná s dodávkami zbraní, sdílením zpravodajství a s posíláním poradců. A to všechno je více méně koord […]
V poslední době byl mezinárodní tisk plný zvěstí o zahájení vojenské operace proti Sýrii. Thierry Meyssan, který již veřejně odsoudil manipulaci generálem Johnem Allenem a jeho přáteli, jejichž cílem je sabotovat dohody USA s Íránem, znovu nahlíží do absurdity tohoto útoku. Vysvětluje, proč strategická podpora nabízená Ruskem a Čínou sekulární Sýrii není dos […]
14. Července francouzský president François Hollande v rozhovoru pro TF1 a France2 odmítl, že by Izrael disponoval atomovou bombou. Izrael však má 80 až 400 jaderných hlavic a použil již neutronové bomby proti civilistům. Je pan Hollande ignorant do té míry, že by měl být považován za nevhodného pro přebírání odpovědnosti šéfa ozbrojených a úderných sil, neb […]
Západní politici a novináři zřejmě neví, co z dohody 5+1 vyvodit. Mnozí z nich nevěří naší analýze a nechápou, co bylo vyjednáno ve skutečnosti. Podle mého s touto dohodou přímo souvisí tento týden nejméně tři události.
Stručně řečeno, k těm „krutým dvěma“ («gruesome twosome») americko-ruských vztahů, náměstkyni amerického ministra zahraničí pro evropské a euroasijské záležitosti Victorií Nulandovou a vrchním velitelem NATO generálem Philipem Breedlovem, nyní přichází ještě třetí neo-studený válečník, generál námořní pěchoty Joseph Dunford, předpokládaný předseda sboru náče […]
There is no such thing as "international terrorism". To declare war on "international terrorism" is nonsense. Politicians who do so are either fools or cynics, and probably both. Terrorism is a weapon. Like cannon. We would laugh at somebody who declares war on "international artillery". A cannon belongs to an army, and serves t […]
The downing of a Russian warplane by the Turks raises several questions, which can all be rolled into one big one: In the war against ISIS, which side is Turkey – and NATO – on, anyway? Now let’s list the subordinate issues that cause us to question what’s really going on in Syria: How can […] The post The Phony War on ISIS appeared first on Antiwar.com Orig […]
At least 79 were killed in Iraq as security forces are making slow progress in Anbar province. The post Fighting in Anbar Progresses Slowly; 79 Killed across Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.
Rainwater has exposed a new mass grave in Sinjar. Witnesses to the executions estimate the grave contains about 123 bodies. It has yet to be excavated, because it has been booby-trapped with explosives. It is the sixth mass grave found so far. At least 58 were killed and 29 were wounded in recent violence: A […] The post 58 Killed across Iraq; Over 120 Found […]
I still remember that smug look on his face, followed by the matter-of-fact remarks that had western journalists laugh out loud. “I’m now going to show you a picture of the luckiest man in Iraq,” General Norman Schwarzkopf, known as “Stormin” Norman, said at a press conference sometime in 1991, as he showed a video […] The post Forget ISIS: Humanity Is at St […]
War tends to perpetuate itself. As soon as one brute gets killed, another takes his place; when the new guy falls, another materializes. Consider Richard Nixon’s intensification of the American war on Cambodia. In hopes of maintaining an advantage over the Communists as he withdrew American troops from Southeast Asia, Nixon ravaged Vietnam’s western neighbor […]
In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Kenya, CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta asked Barack Obama, “Why can’t we take out these bastards?” Acosta echoes many Americans who are hungry for revenge, and favor further military intervention in the Middle East. Ironically, those wishing to exact revenge with […] The post Fi […]
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was elected to great promise, but a fractured party behind him provides little support to accomplish the work Iraq needs. Iraqi citizen Yanar Mohammed returned to Iraq from exile in Canada and is now helping Iraqi women overcome the devastating issues that are hurting them. At least 57 were killed and […] The post Suicide Bombe […]
Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian warplane was a provocative and portentous act. That Sukhoi Su-24, which the Turks say intruded into their air space, crashed and burned – in Syria. One of the Russian pilots was executed while parachuting to safety. A Russian rescue helicopter was destroyed by rebels using a U.S. TOW […] The post Stumbling to War Wit […]
A Note From the Author: Well, I was going to write an original Thanksgiving column, but my Significant Other has other plans. And so below I present you with a Thanksgiving column from ten years ago – just to give you some historical perspectve. And while I’m on the subject of history: yes, it’s Antiwar.com’s […] The post A Feast of Scandal appeared first on […]
From Cruz's claim that the shooter was a woman to rampant victim-blaming, the GOP responds as tasteslessly as one would expect. Friday's shooting at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado that left three people dead prompted immediate responses from the Democratic presidential candidates, who offered condolences and reiterated their support for the organ […]
The poor and middle class do not have to be pushed out. Paul Krugman has to admit in Monday's column, New York City is a great place to live, if you can afford it. Great food, great culture—but you have to be able to afford the housing and more and more people can't. And it's not just New York where the wealthy are pooring in. "Urban Amer […]
Turns out the hangovers aren't the worst part about all those keg stands you did back in college. There’s at least one scene in every teen movie where comedic hijinks follow a montage of teenagers binge-drinking. In these cinematic instances, art really does mirror life: American teenagers and young adults, regardless of what the law dictates in terms o […]
In a series of tweets posted Sunday night, author Bryn Greenwood described the campaign of terror she experienced while working at a Planned Parenthood. Over the weekend, the GOP candidates scurried to distance the Republican party's extreme anti-choice rhetoric from the actions of Robert Lewis Dear, the gunman who murdered three people at a Planned Par […]
Led by Donald Trump, the GOP has abandoned its traditional dogwhistles in favor of a more overt approach to racism. The Republican Party has put down the dogwhistle and picked up a megaphone.After two Bostonians allegedly beat up a homeless Hispanic man in August, one told police he was inspired by Donald Trump’s message that “all these illegals need to be d […]
"A zillion Twitter rightists came at me to say I was making up anti-abortion violence the day of the Colorado shooting. Here's my proof." Related StoriesDetails Emerge About Planned Parenthood Shooter: Reclusive and DerangedHow Cops Use 'Psychopaths and Liars' and Often Become Them to Achieve Their GoalsWhat Republicans and ISIS H […]
The six top Republican candidates take economic policy into the wilderness. To stay on top of important articles like these, sign up to receive the latest updates from TomDispatch.com. Tomgram: Nomi Prins, Welcome to Panem 2016 (Starring Donald Trump But Not Katniss Everdeen)By Nomi PrinsPosted on November 29, 2015, Printed on November 29, 2015http://www.tom […]
For months, Trump has defied the laws of political gravity by maintaining his lead despite a never-ending string of controversies. triding on stage to the triumphant strains of Nessun Dorma, Donald Trump has a surprisingly humble confession to make for someone defying all the laws of political gravity.Donald Trump says New York Times reporter is 'grands […]
Adult film star Stoya made a startling announcement on Twitter about ex-boyfriend and former costar James Deen. On Saturday afternoon, adult film star Stoya accused former costar and ex-boyfriend James Deen of rape. The accusation came more than a week after the 29-year-old announced via Twitter she would be “mostly offline” until December 17. In response, D […]
There are reams of scientific literature, and then the comfort of conspiracy theory. Why do we favor the latter? Excerpted from "Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories" by Rob BrothertonStephanie Messenger is an Australian author of self-published educational books for children, such as Don’t Bully Billy and Sarah Visits a Naturopath. […]
Gary Franchi – Joe Wolverton, II, writing for the New American has uncovered a litteral bombshell in the new NDAA nearly ONE BILLION DOLLARS has been earmarked to fund Syrian and Ukrainan Rebel groups. The post NDAA 2016 Authorizes $1B to Arm Rebels – Next News Network appeared first on Dprogram.net: Deprogram Your Mind - Revolutionary News. Related posts: U […]
Abby Martin – Meet the new head of the United Nations panel on Human Rights: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Abby Martin takes us inside the brutal reality of this police-state monarchy, and tells the untold people’s history of resistance to it. With a major, catastrophic war in Yemen and looming high-profile executions of activists, […] The post Inside Saudi A […]
Abby Martin – The Empire has a range of weapons to maintain its power: from its courts to its military. But it also has effective ideological weapons. Everyone in the United States knows that “socialist” or “communist” is considered a bad word. How did things get that way? Abby Martin explores the history of anti-communism […] The post America’s Unofficial R […]
Gary Franchi – Time Magazine breaks down the new Chapman University survey quite nicly and reveals a shocking fact. Americans are more afraid of Government corruption than an act of Terror. The post Government Corruption Tops American’s Fears – Next News Network appeared first on Dprogram.net: Deprogram Your Mind - Revolutionary News. Related posts: Russia R […]
Gary Franchi – Gov. Jerry Brown has signed SB 792 a bill to further strengthen California’s mandatory vaccine laws by requiring that adults who work or volunteer at day care centers be vaccinated. A violation of the act is a crime. The post Arrested for Refusing Forced Vaccinations – Next News Network appeared first on Dprogram.net: Deprogram Your Mind - Rev […]
Abby Martin – Abby Martin debuts teleSUR’s The Empire Files exploring the U.S. Empire, its rise to world hegemony and its impact on people and the planet. The post The Rise of History’s Biggest Empire – Empire Files appeared first on Dprogram.net: Deprogram Your Mind - Revolutionary News. Related posts: Russia Removes George Soros Backed Groups Iran Nuke Dea […]
SOTT – This territory has never been in the hands of the Islamic State, deputy chief of the Russian General Staff Andrey Kartapolov points out Traces of airstrikes against household buildings have been found at the Syria-Jordan border, where Russian warplanes have performed no missions, deputy chief of the Russian General Staff Andrey Kartapolov said […] The […]
Charlie McGrath – Bernie Sanders is the most honest candidate on either team. That may be hard for some to hear but look around. Is there a real solution to our nations problems that does not involve a revolution? The post Best Solution? Revolution – The Truth is The Truth appeared first on Dprogram.net: Deprogram Your Mind - Revolutionary News. Related post […]
Ryan Dawson – October 5th 2015 See Also: Tim Snyder to the woodshed Putin right about ISIS Another tribeman mad mouthing Russia because they support the war against Assad The post US propaganda unsure how to deal with Russia destroying ISIS so fast appeared first on Dprogram.net: Deprogram Your Mind - Revolutionary News. Related posts: BURNING ISIS Iran Nuke […]
Stefan Molyneux – The topic of Immigration – including Illegal Immigrants, Refugees or Migrants – provokes an incredibly strong reaction from many different people. With Donald Trumps’ rapid rise in American politics and his controversial statements about Illegal Immigrants – many people are letting their ideology trump facts, reason and evidence. This prese […]
The U.S.-NATO Diplomatic Offensive in the Balkans The recent visits of NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to Belgrade and U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden to Zagreb within a week of each other show that both the U.S. and NATO are in the process of trying to augment their influence in the Balkans. For more than a […]
Leonard Cohen- “Gypsy Wife” It's the 200th week of music for the Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol Music Pick. My big time thanks goes out to Sibel for letting have so much fun with this BFP weekly segment. With that thanks comes this week's pick featuring Sibel's favorite artist, Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. The song is […]
The Power of Nightmares was possibly the last great documentary series produced by the BBC. A decade after it was first broadcast I look back at the series, offering a brief review before using this as a basis for analyzing recent events. I discuss the criticism of the filmmaker Adam Curtis for his superficial take […]
David Lynn Jones- “Livin' In The Promised Land” This week's Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol features a song written for Willie Nelson by David Lynn Jones. The song is Livin' in the Promised Land. It was released in February 1986 as the first single from Nelson's album The Promiseland. Jones' song is as apropos today as […]
“…through its massacres in Paris, ISIS may now have dealt Assad the death blow.” When the United States and Saudi Arabia decided to curb Iranian influence in the Middle East by embarking on a strategy that involved bolstering Sunni extremist forces, Prince Bandar bin Sultan and other Saudi officials told Washington not to worry about […]
Peter B. Collins Presents Hendrik Voss For many years, peaceful protesters have gathered each November at Fort Benning, Georgia to advocate for the closure of America’s torture academy, the School of the Americas (renamedWestern Hemisphere Institute for Security and Cooperation). Hendrik Voss explains that his organization, School of the Americas Watch, has […]
The Friday the 13th massacre in Paris was the worst attack in Western Europe since Madrid in 2004, leaving well over a hundred people dead. Responsibility has been claimed by the Islamic State and French leader François Hollande has promised 'merciless' retribution. In this episode I look at the context of the terror in Paris, […]
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles- “You Really Got a Hold on Me” 1964 is the year of this live performance by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles...tonight's Soothing the Beast BFP/Jamiol Music Pick. The song is his mega-hit You Really Got a Hold on Me. Written by Robinson in 1962, it is one of Smokey's most […]
Peter B. Collins Presents Journalist Andy Worthington As an author and journalist, Andy Worthington is an expert on America’s offshore island prison, Guantanamo. As an activist, he helped lead a year-long campaign to free Shaker Aamer, the last British prisoner who finally went home on October 30. We talk about his return and reunion with […]
‘Syrian Taliban’, Sinai crash & ‘Gladio B’ give Moscow food for thought Russia’s intervention in Syria has whipped up feelings across the region and around the world. As soon as Russian aircraft began conducting airstrikes in Syria, Western media started complaining that Russia is bombing the wrong terrorists. After the Pentagon failed to find more [… […]
Although the Russian experiment may have started badly when two of their planes were shot down – the first a civilian plane that was blown up over Egypt and the second a fighter jet gunned down over Turkey – it seems that Putin is determined to win the battle in Syria. We now see Russia implementing a smart plan that focuses on isolating the Turks, the main […]
At the climax of the intifada’s successive developments on the ground, the political position surrounding the events seem to need much clarification and reading. This is despite the fact that the political vagueness of the forces and parties associated with the intifada is deliberate and is not necessarily spontaneous. The PA’s hesitation The official positi […]
Egypt’s Coptic Church has refused claims of normalising ties with Israel and affirmed that Pope Tawadros II did not meet with any Israeli officials during his brief visit to Jerusalem, according to a statement released today. Anadolu news agency reported that Tawadros II travelled to Jerusalem in order to pay tribute to Jerusalem Archbishop Anba Abraham who […]
A fair solution to the Palestinian issue would reduce the sources of tension and terror in the Middle East and across the globe, the Speaker of the Arab Parliament Ahmed bin Mohammed Al-Jarwan said yesterday. “The occupation has violated all agreements that stipulate the punishment of those who carry out ethnic cleansing, and violated international treaties […]
Palestinians have staged a protest in the city of Ramle involving the mock funeral of the 11 girls and women killed in the occupied territories in this year alone. The funeral featured symbolic coffins bearing numbers and banners with slogans condemning violence against women. The most recent victims, Nariman Maghrabi and her daughter Sondos Shamroukh, were […]
Amidst the public uproar in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, commentators have been quick to hint at a possible shift in Daesh’s strategy. The attacks in Egypt, Beirut and Paris are not merely a testament to Daesh’s global reach, but a signal that it has shifted to a globalist jihadi strategy along the lines of its forerunner Al-Qaeda. While this may be t […]
An Israeli court sentenced a Swedish citizen to 18 months in prison on Sunday, Anadolu has reported. Hassan Hizran was found guilty of collaboration with the Lebanese Hezbollah movement. According to Israel’s public radio, Hizran’s sentence was mitigated because “he did not fully cooperate” with Hezbollah. Israeli law allows an appeal to be lodged against th […]
EXCLUSIVE IMAGES Dozens of women in the Gaza Strip participated in the formation of a “human chain” yesterday to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Those participating in the event organised by the Palestinian NGO Network in Gaza carried signs that read “No to violence against women” and “together for a work environment […]
The issue of whether Britain should join the multitude of nations already bombing Syria is one of the most important questions facing parliament for some time. Prime Minister David Cameron made the case for bombing last week and hopes to have convinced MPs of all parties to back him. The argument is that Daesh is a major security threat to Britain and if pro […]
The sirens had barely stopped wailing before commentators started exploiting the terror attacks in Paris on 13 November, twisting the horrific event to serve a range of varying political agendas. While most of the world mourned in respectful grief, an opportunistic few used the event to begin speaking about issues as varied as climate change, anti-immigratio […]
TEHRAN (FNA)- Syria’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun announced that his country will adopt a new constitutional law in a half-year time, and said that the western countries are seeking to sow discord among the Syrians by asking the UN to grant them supervisory status in the upcoming elections in the Muslim country. “Syria’s […]
US Backed Moderate Terrorists Acknowledge Defeat in Aleppo TEHRAN (FNA)- The Takfiri terrorist groups acknowledged on their social media pages the death of a number of their members, including senior commanders, in Syrian military operations in Aleppo province, admitting that they retreated from vast areas on Monday. The so-called “storming leader of special […]
Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama met on the sidelines of the climate summit in Paris on Monday. The presidents discussed a number of issues, including the Syrian crisis and the situation in Ukraine. The talks were “eventful” and lasted for some 30 minutes, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists. “Obama […]
Russian Su-34 bombers, additionally equipped with air-to-air missiles, have set out on their first mission in Syria, said Igor Klimov, spokesman for the Russian Air Force. “Today, Russian Su-34 fighter-bombers have made their first sortie equipped not only with high explosive aviation bombs and hollow charge bombs, but also with short- and medium-range ai […]
From the Moment Ambassador Ghazanfar Roknabadi went missing, red flags went up. He has long been a target of Saudi and Israeli intelligence and the assumption on his part that he would be safe at the Hajj was insanity. However, no one believed that the Saudi royal family and their Mossad friends would staged the […]
…from SouthFront The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has deployed newly-arrived Russian T-90 advanced battle tanks to the Southern Aleppo front for the first time. The Russian battle tanks will help to continue the SAA advance on the towns of Kafraya and Al-Fou’aa. T-90 offers the Syrian army several new features to fight ISIS including […]
- Common Dreams staffFrench police have placed 24 activists under 'house arrest' ahead of the major UN climate warming COP21 talks starting near Paris next week. The French interior ministry said Friday the government was trying to prevent the activists from demonstrating ahead of the COP21 conference, but their lawyers and Amnesty International ac […]
Common Dreams staffThousands of people protested in London and around Britain Saturday against Britain joining in bombing attacks on ISIS in Syria. The UK Parliament will vote next week on whether to join with the US and France in launching air strikes on Syria. Prime Minister David Cameron is leading the push for bombing. The UK protests are organized by th […]
Common Dreams staffRobert Lewis Dear, a 57-year-old from North Carolina, has been named as the gunman behind a massacre at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in which three people died and nine were injured. In a statement Friday night, Planned Parenthood said: "We share the concerns of many Americans that extremists are creating a poisonous environme […]
Nadia Prupis, staff writerActivists are marching throughout Chicago on Friday to protest the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald last year and the subsequent attempted cover-up of his death by city officials.
Sarah Lazare, staff writerJust days before a London anti-war march is expected to draw thousands, Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle united with artists, writers, and trade unionists on Thursday in an open letter denouncing the "dangerous" British rush to bomb Syria.
Deirdre Fulton, staff writerAmid warnings that the proposed TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) could undermine global attempts to rein in runaway climate change, new documents reveal that EU trade officials gave U.S. oil giant ExxonMobil access to confidential negotiating strategies considered too sensitive to be released to the European p […]
Tharanga Yakupitiyage, IPS NewsIn 2014, the number of lives lost to terrorism around the world increased by 80 percent, the highest level ever. The majority of such terrorist activity occurred in the largest refugee-producing nations, a Global Terrorism Index (GTI) showed. The GTI, developed by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), comprehensively stu […]
Jon Queally, staff writerAhead of international climate talks which are about to begin in Paris, an international coalition of NGOs, political figures, and civil society groups on Thursday demanded French President François Hollande lift the ban on protests and marches and said officials, despite recent violence, cannot proclaim a "commitment to democra […]
Nadia Prupis, staff writerSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Tuesday unveiled an immigration plan to "keep families together" and reform militarization of border communities, an announcement that rights activists heralded as "the most detailed and progressive" blueprint from any U.S. 2016 presidential candidate. "Millions of families are […]
On Wednesday, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be changing its policy toward Cuba, opening a Havana embassy and expanding travel. “Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people and begin a new chapter among the nations of the Americas,” President Obama explained. The president neg […]
President Barack Obama revealed his favorite film of the year to People Magazine in an interview released on Wednesday. Obama named Richard Linklater’s Boyhood his favorite movie of 2014. “Boyhood was a great movie,” he told People Magazine. “That, I think, was my favorite movie this year.” The film, a coming-of-age tale, was shot over a period of 12 year […]
On Wednesday's broadcast of ABC's "World News," network report Cecilia Vega confirmed North Korea was behind the cyber-attack on Sony. “Tonight, ABC News has learned federal investigators have determined North Korea is responsible for the worst corporate cyber-attack in history,” Vega said. “Sources say agents are closely scrutinizing an […]
Minnesota State Representative Greg Davids is calling for embattled MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, the "architect" of Obamacare, to return all $329,000 he was paid by the state of Minnesota as a subcontractor on a 2011 contract to analyze the state's plan to develop its Obamacare health care exchange, MNSure. On November 21, Davids s […]
While some believe today's actions toward Cuba are within the scope of Barack Obama's role as chief executive, there are others who maintain it's not so clear. Given considerable opposition to his move to significantly loosen restrictions as regards Cuba, he may even end up facing a legal challenge. That would be in line with current challenge […]
Fox News Analyst and columnist for The Hill, Juan Williams, argued that the deal the Obama administration cut with the government of Cuba was "a pig in a poke" and that "there is nothing there" on Wednesday's "Special Report" on the Fox News Channel. "The United States got sold a pig in a poke, there is nothing there […]
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits. New York, which overlies part of the gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation that has led to a drilling boom in Pennsylvania and other nearby states, […]
Wednesday, People magazine published an interview titled "The Obamas: How We Deal with Our Own Racist Experiences," in which Michelle Obama claimed it was due to racism that a woman at Target asked her for help to get detergent from a high shelf. "I tell this story, I mean, even as the first lady, during that wonderfully publicized trip I too […]
Despite, or perhaps because of Barack Obama being in the White House - many feel he's done more harm than good to race relations in America - an NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll "showed the most pessimistic assessment of racial issues in almost two decades." A majority of Americans, 57% now say they are bad. In the wake of protests over the […]
Senator and prospective 2016 Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul addressed several Goldman Sachs executives during "a closed-door audience at the firm's 200 West offices as part of an internal company speaker series known as Talks@GS." Reportedly, "Paul spoke about foreign policy, the economic recovery, and race relations, ... and h […]
[Balancing Act] London -The way almost all African operators are selling data to their customers is the biggest barrier to developing a broadly based consumer data market. African users' fear that they will run out of data too quickly makes them cautious consumers. Russell Southwood seeks to chart a path out of this dilemma.
[The Conversation Africa] Despite international protection, great white sharks face several threats. These include reduction of their food supply, pollution, baited hooks and lethal gill nets used as beach protection measures.
[The Conversation Africa] There has been a rapid decline in the costs of solar and wind power, to such an extent that both technologies are now cheaper than nuclear or coal. This development will radically transform global electricity generation networks.
[IPS] Durban -Beauty Manake moves around these days with a "million dollar" smile on her face. The 31-year old woman from Botswana now runs a thriving vegetable and livestock farm, as well as an agribusiness consultancy group.
[This Day] Abuja -Findings in a new survey carried out by experts on HIV/AIDS have identified about 3,500 male sex workers within Abuja metropolis, a situation that has raised concern about the danger of homosexual activities to the fight against HIV/AIDS in the country. The revelation came amid the anti-homosexual legislation signed into law by former Presi […]
[RFI] Franco-Burkinabe illustrator and artist Marto has been wryly watching from the sidelines over the past year as Burkina Faso was rocked by a popular uprising, failed coup attempt and landmark elections. His street art has provided Ouagadougou residents with a humorous commentary on historic developments and on the eve of election results he wants to sen […]
The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM)’s freedom of religion and belief desk coordinator Jayadi Damanik has urged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his administration to take action against local administrations’ moves to enact bylaws seen to have allowed and promoted religious intolerance.
Liza Yosephine, thejakartapost.com
Obama, Putin discuss Syria, Ukraine during climate talks
President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to decrease tensions with Turkey, as the US and Russian leaders met briefly on the sidelines of global climate talks outside Paris.
Nancy Benac and Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press
Beijing air pollution reaches extremely hazardous levels
Beijing suffered its worst air pollution of the year on Monday, with monitoring sites throughout the city reporting extremely hazardous levels of pollutants.
Didi Tang, Associated Press
Bilingual curriculum to be compulsory in universities starting from 2016
The government will make it compulsory for university students to interact in English in order to prepare them to compete in the ASEAN Economic Community, which comes into effect at the start of 2016.
Thai opposition figures detained ahead of scandal park visit
Soldiers and police in military-run Thailand detained two top leaders of the anti-government Red Shirt movement Monday as they were set to visit a park celebrating past Thai kings that's at the center of a corruption scandal linked to the army.
Nattasuda Anusonadisai, Associated Press
Donggi-Senoro aiming for 36 LNG cargoes next year
Gas provider PT Donggi-Senoro LNG (DSLNG) has shipped 9 out of 11 cargoes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) targeted this year, and was aiming to increase the number of LNG cargoes for domestic and international markets to 36 next year, an official has said.
Ayomi Amindoni, thejakartapost.com
Russia to impose food ban in new sanctions against Turkey
Russia will restrict imports of Turkish fruit and vegetables as part of a package of new sanctions following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey last week.
Gas price cut won’t affect LNG business: Donggi-Senoro
Gas provider PT Donggi-Senoro LNG (DSLNG) has said the government’s plan to reduce gas prices in Indonesia by up to 30 percent will not affect the company’s businesses.
Ayomi Amindoni, thejakartapost.com
PM: Turkey won't apologize to Russia over downing of jet
Defying calls from Moscow, Turkey's prime minister said Monday that his country won't apologize to Russia for shooting down a warplane operating over Syria, saying the Turkish military was doing its job defending the national airspace.
Jamey Keaten, Associated Press
Storm batters southern Scandinavia
Officials say that more than 35,000 people were without electricity in Sweden on Monday after a storm battered southern Scandinavia, damaging buildings, toppling trees, canceling trains and closing bridge links between Denmark and Sweden.
Luis Manuel Diaz, a National Assembly candidate for the Roundtable of Democratic Unity (MUD), was shot dead in suspicious circumstances at a political event in the state of Guarico on Wednesday night. read more
Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and the High Representative General of the Common Market of the South (MERCOSUR), Florisvaldo Fier, have rejected recent calls by Argentine President-Elect Mauricio Macri to eject Venezuela from the commercial bloc. read more
Prominent members of the Venezuelan opposition are describing the electoral victory of controversial millionaire businessman Mauricio Macri in Argentina’s presidential elections this Sunday as a ray of “hope” for Latin America. An adversary of the Bolivarian process, Macri has vowed to push for Venezuela’s expulsion from MERCOSUR. read more […]
Venezuelan Oil Minister Eulogio del Pino indicated Saturday that the country’s state oil company PDVSA could open a lawsuit in US courts over new revelations of National Security Agency (NSA) spying on top company executives and internal communications. read more
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has announced that his government will review its diplomatic ties to the US, after a leaked document revealed that the National Security Agency had spied on officials at Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA. read more
After two Venezuelan citizens, alleged nephews of First Lady Cilia Flores, were arrested last week by US officials in Haiti on drug trafficking charges, Haitian government sources alerted media of numerous irregularities in the capture, prompting Venezuelan official Diosdado Cabello to label the arrest a “kidnapping” by DEA agents. read more […]
In his address to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva on Thursday, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro highlighted Venezuela’s achievements in human rights. The country was re-elected to the international body last month, which the president welcomed as a “universal vote of confidence”. read more […]
The governor of Misiones province, Maurice Closs today urged Argentines who voted for the Let's Change candidate not to complain if they see hikes in utility bills because “they were the ones who voted” for him.
As a new legislative agenda ahead of president-elect Mauricio Macri’s inauguration on December 10 began to crystallize, PRO national lawmaker Pablo Tonelli yesterday revealed further plans of the new administration which will seek to overhaul two laws passed during outgoing President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s time in office.
Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo, who yesterday became the first foreign official to be received by president-elect Mauricio Macri after he won the November 22 runoff election, has announced a new era is beginning in Madrid’s relations with Argentina.
Licking his wounds from the defeat in the recent Presidential runoff, the outgoing governor of Buenos Aires province and former Victory Front (FpV) presidential candidate Daniel Scioli called for the unity of Peronists of all shades to best oppose the incoming government of Mauricio Macri, the Let’s Change leader who defeated Scioli in the November 22 runoff […]
President-elect Mauricio Macri’s first meeting with a foreign official will take place today as he welcomes Spanish Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil only a week after edging out the Victory Front’s (FpV) Daniel Scioli for the right to move in to the Pink House.
Attorney General Alejandra Gils Carbó yesterday received a significant endorsement from Supreme Court Deputy Chief Justice Elena Highton de Nolasco, who dismissed Mauricio Macri’s calls to remove the head of prosecutors once he takes office on December 10.
The Seven Year Itch: or Maybe It’s Time to Try Something Different Seven years ago, we sailed into the port of Gaza; exhausted, exhilarated and shocked that we had made it. We had spent over a month analyzing what we would do if brutally stopped by the Israeli navy. After all, they were threatening to stop us every day. Then we saw the shores of Gaza. “My mu […]
What this Haaretz article does not cover is one of the reasons this case was reopened. Many of you who had been on the DIGNITY and SPIRIT OF HUMANITY voyages in December 2008, January 2009 and July 2009 filled out the ICC forms stating that what Israel did was not a one-off attack on Freedom Flotilla I. Free Gaza board members, Audrey Bomse and Greta Berlin, […]
In the early morning of June 29th, armed Israeli commandos raided the Swedish fishing trawler, ‘Marianne’, part of a 4-ship flotilla on its way to Gaza. These well-armed commandos attacked 100 nautical miles from Gaza in international waters, a violation of international maritime law. It was the 15th attempt to sail into the blockaded port, the first 5 succe […]
Click on this link and it will take you to the petition where you can sign Petition to UN Explanation is below. Petition: end the siege was originally published by FreeGaza Movement at FreeGaza on June 27, 2015.
with Mike Burch Greta Berlin is an American peace activist who supports the Palestinian people in their quest to obtain freedom, equal rights and justice. She has been a spokesperson for the Free Gaza Movement, which she co-founded in 2006. She was one of the freedom sailors on the first outside vessel to reach Gaza since Israel established its blockade, and […]
MEMO | Sept 2, 2014 Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar said on Monday that the United States is a partner to the Israeli occupation and its crimes committed in the Gaza Strip.Speaking to the Palestinian Al-Quds television, he said: “We mean the US administration, not the American people, who took to the streets in […]
MEMO | Tuesday, 02 September 2014 11:46 IMAGES The explosives engineering division in the Ministry of Interior in the Gaza Strip yesterday destroyed around five tonnes of unexploded bombs that were launched by the Israeli army on the sector during their latest assault. Imad Al-Amasi, director of the division, told the Anadolu news agency: “Today, […]
Ma’an News Agency | Sept 1, 2014 | 16:57 HEBRON (Ma’an) — Palestinian police rescued a man who tried to commit suicide in Hebron on Monday because he couldn’t find work, police said. Mahmoud Nimir al-Humouz, 29, from al-Fawwar refugee camp, went to the roof of a building belonging to the UN agency for Palestinian […]
Ma’an News Agency | (updated) 02/09/2014 12:57 RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah met with a representative of the UN’s Office for Project Services on Monday to discuss the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip in the wake of the Israeli assault, a statement said. Hamdallah and UNOPS representative Nick O’Regan discussed plans for reforming […] […]
آخر الأخبار والتحديثات | Daily News Overview | Palestine | Gaza Follow on Twitter for more live updates Continuously updated #WatchIsrael | Aug 28, 2014 | Ceasefire violation by Israel 2 violations of the Ceasefire Agreement http://wp.me/p16sn9-Glv SLOW DEATH OF GAZA – Report https://occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/international-report-says-co […]
Tuesday September 02, 2014 05:05 by IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli forces kidnapped six Palestinians and physically assaulted two teenagers in West Bank districts, on Monday, according to reports by security sources. Also on Monday, seven residential and agricultural structures in the southern Hebron Governorate were demolished. PCHR archive photo Israe […]
Tuesday September 02, 2014 10:03 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News Palestinian medical sources report that a man and a child have died of serious injuries suffered, in different strikes, during Israel’s extensive bombardment and aggression on the Gaza Strip. Image – Palestinian Ministry Of Health The sources said resident Bassem ‘Ajjour died, on […]
Tuesday September 02, 2014 10:54 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, ‘Anza village, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, broke into and ransacked several homes, and kidnapped 17 Palestinians. Soldiers also invaded a flea market near Nablus, and closed it. File […]
by Richard Silverstein on September 1, 2014 | Tikun Olam | תיקון עולם IDF Col. Ofer Winter’s approach to Rafah: apres moi, le deluge. The Israeli attorney general and military prosecutor have begun investigations of numerous incidents during Operation Protective Edge which may reach to the level of war crimes : While fighting still raged, […]
By Stephen Lendman | Global Research, September 01, 2014 On August 31, Israel’s Civil Administration announced confiscation of around 1,000 acres of privately owned Palestinian land. It lawlessly declared it State Land. It’s to establish a Gva’ot settlement. It’s located south of Bethlehem. It’s in the Southern West Bank. Peace Now calls itself “the leading […]
During clashes in East Jerusalem, Israeli soldiers fatally shot on Sunday at night a Palestinian teen in Silwan town. He was identified as Ayman Sameeh al-‘Abbassi, 17, and was said to have been shot with a live round in his chest.
An Israeli court today convicted two Jewish minors who abducted and burned Mohammed Abu Khdeir alive in July 2014. The court delayed ruling on the alleged ringleader, 29-year old settler Yosef Haim Ben-David pending an additional psychiatric evaluation. “Frankly I was shocked. I hoped they all would get a punishment,” said the mother of the victim, Suha Abu […]
Recent Israeli raids on Palestinian hospitals and schools have coincided with a rise in psychological trauma in the occupied Palestinian territory. But it’s not just Israel’s military actions that are contributing to this worrying trend. The lack of accountability for settlers whose violent attacks are rarely prosecuted and seem to operate in an environment […]
Jodi Rudoren's latest p.r. release for Israel in the New York Times says Jews were making wine there 1000s of years before the Muslims came, so it must be our land -- and jibes at the EU's new labeling standards for settlement goods
Israeli novelist David Grossman is a face of liberal Zionism around the world. Yet his 2008 novel To the End of the Land fails as a love letter to Israel; it is nationalistic and treats Arabs as animalistic
Israel now is selling tested police technologies and methods to the world, an ironic development for a movement founded by members who knew well of the Czar’s and the Bolshevik secret police, and who feared the Cossack’s sword. A review of Jeff Halper's new book.
In 1977 the UN General Assembly designated November 29 as a day for Annual Observance for the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The time has come where the world needs to recognize this day for what it is -- A day in solidarity with indigenous peoples and indigenous rights and most importantly recognizing the indigeneity of the Pal […]
British PM David Cameron expects "substantive discussion" on EU reforms to be discussed at 17-18 December summit, Reuters reports. "Poland has a major interest in preventing any British EU exit," Poland's new Europe minister Konrad Szymanski said, pledging to support British demands including changes to the European Union's trea […]
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras posted four tweets addressed to his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu during an EU summit on Sunday. The tweets related to intrusions of Turkish planes into Greek airspace. Davutoglu responded only to the first tweet. The postings were later deleted from the English version of Tsipras's account.
Israel on Sunday stepped up its battle with the EU over its decision to label products made in Israeli settlements, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspending diplomatic contacts with the EU institutions regarding the Middle East peace process. Israel will continue to have diplomatic contacts with individual EU countries.
German chancellor Angela Merkel held a surprise mini-summit in Brussels on Sunday with seven refugee-positive EU countries aiming to create a “coalition of the willing”. Sweden, Finland, Austria, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and Greece were present at the talks, held two hours before Sunday's summit with Turkey.
The Dutch government will appeal an EU ruling that Starbucks must pay some 30 million euros in back taxes for enjoying an "illegal" tax break, AFP reports. The EU commission ruled in November deals the Netherlands gave to the US coffee giant and Luxembourg had awarded Italian automaker Fiat illegal.
The daunting prospect of millions of Turks moving to Britain arose after EU leaders tabled a deal in exchange for help stemming the flood of migrants into Europe. They are offering the huge country £2billion in cash, visa-free travel for its citizens and speeded up membership talks if it clamps down on people trafficking and […]
On the eve of a global climate summit in Paris, activists across the US marched in support of new environmental initiatives, calling for meaningful discussions and decisive actions from world leaders at the “last chance” conference. More than 5,000 people flocked to City Hall in New York to take part in an environmental gathering there. […]
China has raised the air pollution alert level to its second-highest for the capital city of Beijing, calling on residents to stay indoors. Authorities issued an “orange level” alert in Beijing on Sunday after pollution readings reached 17 times the level deemed safe by the World Health Organization. The declaration of the orange level will […]
A Chinese martial arts school has introduced a new twist to a classic sport, opening a football academy which will combine Shoalin kung fu with football in a bid to produce more skilled footballers in China just like in the 2001 Chinese movie Shaolin Soccer which was a huge success back then for the Chinese […]
Turkey strives for a resurgence of the Ottoman Empire. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told Fox News earlier this week if push comes to shove the United States must side with Turkey in a confrontation with Russia. “They are a member of the NATO alliance,” Rubio said, “and if we were not to come to […]
"Sanjay's Super Team," which debuts in front of "The Good Dinosaur" this Thanksgiving weekend, is the the studio's most personal short yet. The post Pixar’s Sanjay’s Super Team Turns a Real Childhood Into Art appeared first on WIRED.
This holiday season, Netflix is most decidedly not giving you a lump of coal. Instead, it's filling your devices with a lot of fantastic things to watch. The post Here’s the Best New Stuff Coming to Netflix in December appeared first on WIRED.
When it comes to fulfillment, Amazon is far ahead of everyone else. A new firm wants to change that by offering smaller players a high-tech helper: robots. The post On Cyber Monday, Friendly Robots Are Helping Smaller Stores Chase Amazon appeared first on WIRED.
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Lübeck- Sexueller Übergriff auf eine 30-jährige Frau Lübeck (ots) – Am vergangenen Mittwoch (25.11.2015) ereignete sich in Lübeck ein sexueller Übergriff auf eine 30-jährige Frau, die einen Kinderwagen bei sich führte. Die Polizei sucht Zeugen. Der Vorfall ereignete sich gegen 11.45 Uhr in Höhe des Spielplatzes in der Waisenhofstraße. Den Ermittlungen der Po […]
Der osmanische Pate und der IS: Die mafiösen Strukturen des Erdogan-Clans (Foto: Flickr, Brookings Institution, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) Nach dem unerwarteten, letzten Wahlsieg, der Recep Tayyip Erdogan die ihm die absolute Mehrheit bescherte und die Opposition ausschaltete, scheint der türkische Präsident am Ziel seiner Machtträume. Doch der osmanische Pate verfolg […]
Von Ernst Wolff Mitte September deckte die US-Umweltschutzbehörde die kriminellen Machenschaften des VW-Konzerns bei der Manipulation von Abgaswerten auf. Die ersten Meldungen von 11 Mio. betroffenen Fahrzeugen deuteten bereits an, dass VW vor der größten Herausforderung stand, die das Unternehmen je zu bewältigen hatte. Inzwischen hat es weitere Hiobsbotsch […]
The Telegraph 27. November 2015, von Alan Sked, dem ursprünglichen Gründer der UKIP und Professor für Internationale Geschichte an der London School of Economics. Warum sollte das Vereinigte Königreich der EWG beitreten? Die Antwort ist, dass Harold Macmillan und seine engsten Berater Teil einer geistigen Tradition waren, die das Heil der Welt in irgendein […]
DANKE an Julie Kurz vom ARD! Originally posted on ChildreninShadow.wordpress.com: Es könnte der größte politisch-moralische Skandal in der britischen Geschichte werden: der begründete Verdacht, dass seit den 60er Jahren ein Pädophilenring jahrzehntelang rund um Westminster sein Unwesen trieb. Ungeheuerliche Vorwürfe stehen da im Raum: organisierte Kinderschä […]
In der Steiermark wurden innerhalb weniger Tage zwei Vergewaltigungen an jungen Mädchen bekannt. Zuletzt in Leoben. Foto: Robert Kropf – Own work/ wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0 Kann sich eine Frau in Zeiten wie diesen in Österreich noch auf die Straße wagen, ohne Angst zu haben, vergewaltigt zu werden? Diese Frage stellt sich nach einem neuerlichen […]
Seit November letzten Jahres werden Syrer oder vermeintliche Syrer nur noch mit einem beschleunigten Verfahren registriert. Oft bestehe das nur noch aus einem selbst ausgefüllten Personalbogen. Interne Informationen bezeugen gefährliche Lücken im System. Schon seit November 2014 werden syrische Flüchtlinge beim Bundesamtes für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF […]
. … „Nach seinen Worten hatten die russischen Kampfjets, die am Syrien-Einsatz beteiligt sind, Luftschläge gegen Tankwagen mit gestohlenem Öl geflogen. Dolgow will in Syrien ein Foto von Erdogan Jr. gesehen haben, auf dem er zwei IS-Führer umarmte. Im Internet soll es Fotos geben, auf denen einer von ihnen mit abgehackten Menschenköpfen abgebildet ist.“ … … […]
. … „Unbekannte hätten ihr während des Einkaufens gedroht: „Wenn dein Mann nicht endlich seine scheiß Nazi-Fresse hält, dann kommen wir dich mal besuchen“, sagte Uwe Schröer vom der Gruppe „Nein zur Politik! – Ja zur Hilfe“.“ … JF: Sprecher von Bürgerinitiative tritt nach Drohungen zurück … „„Sie werden eine Basis in Djibouti bauen, ihr erstes … Links/Rechts […]
erschienen bei Junge Freiheit Im Sommer erreichte die Asylwelle Europa und vor allem Deutschland mit voller Wucht. Seitdem drängen Hunderttausende Flüchtlinge über die Balkanroute in die Bundesrepublik. JF-TV hat sich auf die Reise gemacht, diesem Strom von den EU-Außengrenzen bis zu seiner Ankunft in Deutschland zu folgen. Die Erkenntnisse, die wir dabei er […]
aus dem Kunstmuseum Hamburg Mit Dankbarkeit und Genugtuung entsende ich nach sieben Jahren dieses Buch zum zweiten Male in die Öffentlichkeit, und zwar in wesentlich umgearbeiteter Gestalt. Es steckt mehr Fleiß und Mühe darin, als ein flüchtiger Blick von außen vermuten läßt. Fast kein Stein ist unumgewendet geblieben, unnötige Schnörkel und Zierart sind ver […]
. … „Finke: Die Folgen könnten sowohl für die ausführenden Soldaten als auch für diejenigen, die den Einsatz befehligen und verantworten, sehr weitgehend sein. Denn sie würden sich an einem völkerrechtswidrigen Militäreinsatz beteiligen. Wie konkret solche Rechtsfolgen aussehen, hängt jedoch davon ab, mit welchen Mitteln die Justiz dieser Frage nachgeht. tag […]
. sputnik: 15 Jahre Terror: Überblick der schlimmsten Anschläge sputnik: Stationierung russischer S-400-Raketen in Latakia … „Man hat im Umfeld der UN auch schon einen Vorschlag, wie das alles finanziert werden soll: Die Deutschen sollen das Rentenalter im ersten Schritt auf 72 und im zweiten Schritt auf 77 Jahre hochsetzen.“ … kopp: Vereinte Nationen forder […]
aus dem Kunstmuseum Hamburg aus dem Kunstmuseum Hamburg Kunst & Buchübersetzungen: (auf das jeweilige Bild klicken) Indogermanischer Volksglaube Mecklenburger Geschichte Die Bagdadbahn Schweden im Auge des Künstlers Jules Joseph Lefebvre Dresden Albrecht Dürer Rembrandt Fra Filippo Lippi Das Weib in der antiken Kunst Wolfgang Willrich Hans Thoma GABRIEL […]
. RT: Pressekonferenz von Putin zum Abschuss der Su-24 – Deutsche Übersetzung … „Der russische Verteidigungsminister Sergei Schoigu teilte laut einer Meldung der Nachrichtenagentur „Interfax“ mit, der Stützpunkt Hmeimim in Syrien werde mit dem Luftabwehrsystem S-400 ausgestattet.“ … ard: Russland rüstet Truppen in Syrien auf … „Bislang wurden die Geschäftsko […]
. … „Video“ … Pepe Escobar: FB … „”Wenn die russischen Piloten die syrisch-türkische Grenze überflogen haben und danach fünf Minuten lang zehnmal gewarnt worden, dann wären sie also mindestens vierzig, fünfzig, wenn nicht mehr Kilometer in den türkischen Luftraum eingedrungen. Das ist offensichtlich nicht der Fall. Es gibt also hier durchaus Erklärungsbedarf […]
aus dem Kunstmuseum Hamburg Kunst sagt Privates menschlicher Formen aus. Wenn von hoher Warte aus gefordert, wird der Reichtum der Erscheinungen ein bedeutender sein. Der Kollektivismus mag in letzter Präzision nichts anderes als die Einsicht einer eminenten Summation von Sondertypen geben, die in der Interpretation des Einzelfalles anschwellen zu einem Ko […]
Kommen jetzt auch noch Steuererhöhungen auf uns zu? Mit ihren irrationalen Äußerungen wurde Merkel zur Urheberin der Flüchtlingskrise. Unbelehrbar, unfähig, Fehler einzusehen, abwartend, wie die Stimmung in der Bevölkerung sich entwickelt, um das Fähnlein dann in den Wind zu hängen. Dabei bricht sie einfaches und Verfassungsrecht, verletzt die Grundregeln un […]
95 % aller Krebskranken welche sich einer Chemotherapie unterziehen sterben nicht am Krebs sondern an der Chemotherapie! Chemotherapie fördert das Wachstum und die Ausbreitung von Krebszellen, statt den Körper vom Krebs zu befreien. Im Labor lassen sich Krebszellen leicht abtöten, im Körper jedoch stoßen durch Chemotherapie geschädigte gesunde Zellen vermehr […]
Die Frage nach der Finanzierung der ISIS ist ja im Netz der Alternativen immer wieder diskutiert worden. Auch ich fragte mich, wie es möglich ist, die Geld-Transaktionen irgendeines missratenen, irrgeleiteten “Terroristen-Fuzzi” exakt nachzuzeichnen oder wie extrem schnell man im Fall von missliebigen Politikern herausfand, wann sie eine Überweisung an die ‘ […]
Entfernte Kommentare, gesperrte Accounts und Gruppenzugänge oder gestrichene Beiträge: Facebook und andere Social-Media-Plattformen löschen oft ohne Vorwarnung oder Begründung. So soll wahrscheinlich verhindert werden, dass Wahrheiten und Meinungen der “Aufgewachten” zu sehr verbreitet werden, die sich gegen die verlogene Politkaste richten, welche Fremde in […]
Bei Krampfadern, einer uns allen bekannten Volkskrankheit, handelt es sich um eine Bindegewebsschwäche, welche zur Erweiterung der Beinvenen führt. Etwa 50-80% der Erwachsenen sind davon betroffen, Frauen dabei doppelt so hoch wie Männer. Dass diese Bindegewebsschwäche eine erblich bedingte Veranlagung sei, ist ein Irrtum. Krampfadern – Volkskrankheit Kleine […]
Mitte September deckte die US-Umweltschutzbehörde die kriminellen Machenschaften des VW-Konzerns bei der Manipulation von Abgaswerten auf. Die ersten Meldungen von 11 Mio. betroffenen Fahrzeugen deuteten bereits an, dass VW vor der größten Herausforderung stand, die das Unternehmen je zu bewältigen hatte. VW-Aktien im Aufwind: Die Absurdität unseres Finanzsy […]
Ein Video, das in der englischsprachigen Originalfassung binnen weniger Tage schon fast 700.000 Zuschauer hatte, gibt es jetzt auch in der deutschen Fassung. Entsetzen und Ohnmacht sind geschürt, wem nützt es? Die Angst geht um, wem nützt es? Madrid, London, Paris – alle Städte westlich von Deutschland, wem nützt es? Der IS bekennt sich zu den Terrorakten, [ […]
Den Massenimport der Invasoren als Akt der Nächstenliebe zu bezeichnen ist verlogen, niederträchtig und grausam. Allein die Versorgungsleistungen und die finanziellen Zuwendungen dürften ein Ausmaß erreichen, das sogar die Bankenrettung Griechenlands in den Schatten stellt. Niemand fragt woher die Mittel kommen und wer schlussendlich dafür geradestehen muss. […]
Die Judenheit wird insbesondere dem westlichen, dem europäischen Menschen nicht nur als leuchtendes Vorbild von gelebter Menschlichkeit präsentiert, sondern sogar als Abbild Gottes dargestellt, da Gott nur mit den Juden einen Bund geschlossen hätte. Tatsächlich verlangt der falsche Christenglaube, wie er von der Synagoge Satans (Vatikan) gelehrt wird, dass w […]
François Hollandes „Krieg“ gegen den Islamischen Staat steht den französischen Waffengeschäften mit Saudi-Arabien nicht im Weg. Obwohl der Präsident über Krieg schnauft und zischt, werden die geistigen Vordenker der Militanten unberührt gelassen. Ein Artikel von Robert Fisk bei independent.co.uk – übersetzt von tlaxcala-int.org. Der französische Präsident Fr […]
Obama und Merkel hofieren Putin, doch dieser traut den Nato-Staaten nicht: Erstmals wurden die russischen Bomber in Syrien mit Luft-Luft-Raketen ausgerüstet: Damit können die Russen türkische Flieger abschießen, sollten diese erneut angreifen.
Obwohl die deutsche Wirtschaft momentan unter dem Abgas-Skandal um Volkswagen und der fast stillstehenden Konjunktur Chinas zu leiden hat, ist die Stimmung in deutschen Unternehmen überraschend gut. Denn im Vergleich zu den vorherigen Monaten steigt die Geschäftserwartung wieder an.
Wieder Streiks bei Amazon. Verdi bemüht sich, das Weihnachtsgeschäft des Versandhändlers zu stören, um einen Tarifvertrag zu erzwingen. Der Branchen-Riese aber versichert: Alle Kunden würden pünktlich bedient.
Indiens Premier Modi nimmt zu Beginn des Klimagipfels die Industriestaaten in die Pflicht: Diese müssten mehr Verantwortung übernehmen. So soll etwa die restliche Kohle, die noch verbrannt werden dürfe, den Schwellenländern überlassen werden. Neue Technologien seien für die weniger entwickelten Staaten oft keine Alternative.
Weltbank-Chef Jim Kim geht davon aus, dass der Klimawandel nicht mehr aufzuhalten sei. Es gehe nun darum, mit Innovationen die Effekte von Dürren, Überflutungen und Verlust von Farmland abzumildern. Hoffnung mache Kim dabei ein Umdenken in China.
Erstmals hat der österreichische Ölkonzern OMV Öl aus dem norwegischen Edvard Grieg Feld in der Nordsee gefördert. Ab dem zweiten Halbjahr 2016 soll das Feld in der Spitze rund 19.000 Fass pro Tag zur Produktion der OMV beitragen. Neben OMV sind auch Statoil und Wintershall Norge mit einem Anteil von jeweils 15 Prozent an dem Feld beteiligt.
Der Thyssenkrupp-Konzern bewirbt sich um einen Milliarden-Auftrag der australischen Marine. Der U-Boot-Bau soll Kern einer neuen nationalen Werftenindustrie werden. Inklusive der jahrzehntelangen Wartung könne die Auftragssumme 33 Milliarden Euro betragen und wäre damit der größte Auftrag der Unternehmensgeschichte.
Experten von Goldman Sachs rechnen damit, dass der Euro bereits vor dem Jahresende weniger als einen Dollar kostet. Sollte die EZB Anfang Dezember wie erwartet die Geldschleusen weiter öffnen, so sei die Parität von Euro und Dollar demnach nur noch eine Frage der Zeit.
Die Einnahmen im Einzelhandel sind im Oktober den dritten Monat in Folge nicht gewachsen. Sie stagnierten auf dem Niveau des Vormonats, so das Statistische Bundesamt. Ökonomen hatten mit einem saisonbereinigten Anstieg um 0,4 Prozent gerechnet.
Wie die Attentate von Paris auf Kunst und Sport zielten, so zielt auch die Kampagne gegen Xavier Naidoo und Franz Beckenbauer gegen das was gut und schön ist im seit Jahren beliebtesten Land auf dem Planeten.
Die ärztliche Friedensorganisation IPPNW fordert den Bundestag auf, keine deutschen Militäreinsätze in Syrien zu genehmigen. Der von der Bundesregierung angekündigte Einsatz von Tornado-Jets sowie die Bereitstellung einer Fregatte würde Deutschland noch tiefer in einen nicht gewinnbaren Krieg ziehen und ist zudem völkerrechtswidrig.
Joint List chairperson invited to unprecedented diplomatic visit, which will include meetings at the White House and Congress. "The issues that matter to Israel's Arab Citizens are hardly represented in the international conversation," he says.
Over the last few weeks, hundreds of security forces, paramedics and civilians have responded to severe terror attacks. Some of them are likely to develop post-traumatic reactions. What do mental health officers do and how can these problems be tackled?
Waleed al-Husseini sat in Palestinian jail after daring to criticize radicals – but he says he is also under fire in France for his 'insensitive' ideas about Islam; Hamed Abdel-Samad is seen as radical because of his books; but both are unafraid of criticizing the religion in which they grew up, and they're not the only ones.
Karin Elharar doesn’t forgive Oren Hazan, and doesn’t plan on speaking to him again. In the first interview given since he mocked her for her disability, the MK tells us what Hazan said to her, calls for her fellow Knesset members to shun him, and explains that this insult is more than just personal.
Guns and assault rifles like those used in the Paris attacks, as well as attacks on a Jewish school in Toulouse, and the Jewish museum in Brussels, are not difficult to come by in Europe. Kalashnikovs from the former Yugoslavian arsenal are being sold by gunrunners for as little as $700, according to a Reuter's investigative report. .
Can Dündar, the editor-in-chief of center-left daily Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gül, the paper’s Ankara bureau chief, were arrested on the evening of Nov. 26 by an Istanbul court on heavy charges including military espionage, helping a terrorist organization and revealing state secrets
The crisis between Turkey and Russia has been brought under control, as expected. Yet the unexpected also happened: Their relations seem to be rising from their ashes, leading to even more intense coordination
A Japanese Garden that was created 22 years ago by the Japanese government at a museum in the Central Anatolian province of Kırşehir’s Kaman district, has received 45,000 visitors over the past 11 months, already surpassing the total figure from last year
The arrest of prominent Turkish journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül has again raised concerns about media freedom in Turkey, a spokesperson from the European Council has told daily Hürriyet, with the reporters urging the EU not to ignore human rights violations in Turkey as it bargains with Ankara on refugees
As writing news has become sufficient reason to be placed behind bars or kicked out of the country, perhaps Turkish authorities may ban the distribution of Wall Street Journal in Turkey for having news on its pages