by Stephen Lendman
On Sunday, Venezuelans voted. They did so for the 19th time since Chavez took office in February 1999.
They elected municipal mayors and other local officials. Nearly 2,800 positions were up for grabs. Ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) candidates registered impressive victories.
In Caracas' Bolivar Square, President Nicolas Maduro triumphantly told assembled supporters:
"Mission accomplished, Comandante Chavez!"
"The Venezuelan people have told the world that (his) Bolivarian Revolution continues with even more force."
"They underestimate(d) us," he said. "They call(ed) me a donkey. There is social racism. They said (Sunday) was a plebiscite, that Maduro would have to leave the presidency after today."
He urged opposition leader Henrique Capriles to resign. Washington supports him. Generous funding is provided.
by Ellen Brown
December 23rd marks the 100th anniversary of the Federal Reserve. Dissatisfaction with its track record has prompted calls to audit the Fed and end the Fed. At the least, Congress needs to amend the Fed, modifying the Federal Reserve Act to give the central bank the tools necessary to carry out its mandates.
The Federal Reserve is the only central bank with a dual mandate. It is charged not only with maintaining low, stable inflation but with promoting maximum sustainable employment. Yet unemployment remains stubbornly high, despite four years of radical tinkering with interest rates and quantitative easing (creating money on the Fed’s books). After pushing interest rates as low as they can go, the Fed has admitted that it has run out of tools.
The recent interim accord between the six world powers and Iran has been hailed as an “historic breakthrough”, a “significant accomplishment” by most leading politicians, editorialists and columnists (Financial Times, (FT) 11/26/13, p. 2), the exceptions being notably Israeli leaders and the Zionist power brokers in North America and Western Europe (FT 11/26/13, p. 3).
What constitutes this “historic breakthrough”? Who got what? Did the agreement provide for symmetrical concessions? Does the interim agreement strengthen or weaken the prospects for peace and prosperity in the Gulf and the Middle East? To address these and other questions, one also has to include the powerful influence wielded by Israel on US and European policymakers (Stephen Lendman
by Stephen Lendman
Pro-EU elements called for a Sunday "March of Millions." They hoped for maximum numbers turning out.
Their plan is a Washington manipulated power grab. It's got nothing to do with democracy. It ignores Ukrainian sovereign rights.
The event's slogan was "Ukraine for Europe." It should be named Ukraine for Western corporate predators.
At noon Sunday Kiev time, Itar Tass estimated about 1,000 in Independence Square. By mid-afternoon, thousands more joined them. Reports differ. AP said "several hundred thousand." Russia Today had a live feed. Visually the crowd size looked large.
by Stephen Lendman
He's no peacemaker. He never was throughout 30 years in state and federal government service. He's one of America's privileged. He's super-rich.
His record shows exclusive support for wealth and power. He spurns popular interests. He's been conducting Middle East shuttle diplomacy for months. He's Israel's man at State.
He's no honest broker. He never was. He's not now. His dirty hands are manipulating dead on arrival Israeli/Palestinian peace talks.
They're more pretense than real. They demand unconditional Palestinian surrender. Israel is all take and no give. So is Washington.
Peace in our time reflects a convenient illusion. Last week, Kerry met with Netanyahu and Abbas. He presented a new plan. It's largely old wine in new bottles. It focused on security issues.
British anti-poverty charities have slammed the global trade deal agreed by the World Trade Organization (WTO). According to critics, the deal reached among the 159 members could hinder countries from setting their own priorities in food security, worker rights and environmental protection.
The University of London, Britain's largest university, banned protests on its campus for six months following two days of unrest at this public education centre. The university obtained an injunction banning its students from staging "occupational protests.
Retired Chinese diplomat Sha Zukang urged the US, Japan and China to avoid a major conflict in the Asia-Pacific region over "those two tiny rocks" in East China Sea. The tiny islands, called Diaoyu in Chinese and Senkaku in Japanese, source of tension between Beijing and Tokyo for decades.
Canadian arms exports soared to countries with poor human rights records, including Bahrain, raising questions about Canadian government’s foreign policy.Increased its weapons exports to Pakistan by 98 percent, Mexico by 93 percent and Egypt by 83 percent, all countries are experiencing conflicts.
Doctors of the World (MDM) said on Monday the crisis in Greece has badly damaged people's ability to cover their medical expenses, warning that the issue has put Greek children and pregnant women at risk. Over 27 percent of the population, unable to pay social security, left with no healthcare.
Canadian officials confirmed Monday that the nation is preparing to include the North Pole as part of its Arctic Ocean seabed claim in the multi-country push to prove jurisdiction over further territory in the resource-rich area. We are drawing the last lines of Canada, defending our sovereignty.
After heavy fighting with foreign-backed militants, Syrian Army has regained full control of al-Nabk city in Rif Dimashq province. Army troops surrounded the region, killing scores of militants and capturing dozens. Armed terrorists have suffered heavy losses in al-Nabk city.
Car bomb exploded outside cafe in town of Buhriz killing 12, wounding 24. Roadside bomb hit army patrol south of the capital, killing one Iraqi soldier, wounding two others. Three killed, seven wounded in bomb attack at outdoor market in Baghdad. Attacks came day after bombings in Baghdad killed 39.
Sofia Gatica, a leading Argentine campaigner against Monsanto’s agrochemical spraying on GM soy received a death threat from a suspected Monsanto mercenary who held a gun to her. A few days later, Sofia was attacked and beaten near her place of work. Monsanto accused of intimidation tactics.
A crowd of around 400 people set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday after a man was hit and killed by a bus, the first major riot in the city-state for more than 40 years. Fuel concerns about discontent among low-paid foreign workers.
The biggest drop in living standards since the Victorian age is seeing low and middle earners suffering an unprecedented squeeze on their incomes as austerity measures continue to bite, women, part-time workers disproportionately affected, increasing number of public sector workers are struggling .
Daughter of Reverend Wright and 12 other Democrats are charged with embezzling $16 million in Federal health grants that should have gone to AIDS charities and other programs for the poor and needy. Two of them have ties to President Barack Obama.
British government has issued guidelines warning businesses of the risks of trading with Jewish colonies in the occupied Palestinian territories, including potential damage to a company’s reputation. We do not encourage or offer support to such activity.
Controversial new trade standards that would grant radical new political powers to corporations, increase the cost of prescription medications and restrict bank regulation. Would allow foreign companies to challenge laws or regulations in a privately run international court.
Indiana State Police paid $373,995 for device that track movements of anyone nearby with a cellphone, capture the numbers of incoming, outgoing calls and text messages. Concerns civil liberties groups. police aren’t saying what they do with the technology; whose data they collect.
Virginia State Police released a new “crime-fighting” app that encourages citizens to photograph citizens who are legally photographing in public, the latest chapter in the War on Terror that further criminalizes photography. Encourages citizens to snap a picture and send it (with a message) to police.
The mayor of the island of Hawaii, Billy Kenoi, has signed bill 113 into law. This bill prohibits biotech companies from operating on the island, and it bans farmers from growing any new genetically altered crops. (The papaya industry, which has more than 200 farms on the island, is exempt from the bill.)
Japanese media reporting radiation levels in the nuclear powerplant is now at its highest levels ever. Radiation so bad it can be fatal within 20 minutes. Two Sv is regarded as severe radiation poisoning. Six Sv produces a 100 per cent mortality rate after 30 days of suffering.
agreement to share information between the National Security Agency [NSA], a host of European, Russian, Canadian and Chinese spy agencies and the world’s Central Banks will ensure that the only relevant force in Global Stock markets will be the trading activity of the world’s Central Banks
Apple, AOL, Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Yahoo and Microsoft advocating reforms, overhaul of surveillance laws, an international ban of bulk data collection. “People won’t use technology they don’t trust. Governments have put this trust at risk, having a direct effect on their business interests.
At least two students have been killed and dozens detained after Egyptian security forces stormed the campus and dormitories of al-Azhar University in the capital, Cairo
Head of Egyptian Interests Section in Tehran has described the Israeli regime as the only possessor of nuclear arsenal and a serious threat to the entire region, reiterating Cairo's desire to see a Middle East free of nuclear or other weapons of mass destruction.
Ukrainian riot police have been deployed to the streets of the capital, Kiev, to stop thousands of pro-EU protesters who have been blocking entrances to key government buildings including the City Hall. Protesting against government decision to expand trade with Russia, stop EU association agreement.
Unmanned aircraft targeted a car carrying the three victims in the province’s al-Qatan district. November 19, three people were killed in a similar attack in the same province. November 7, five killed in another US drone strike. Numerous drone attacks in Yemen that have killed many innocent civilians.
Britain’s biggest food bank provider, the Trussell Trust, has reported an explosion in food bank use as a direct outcome of austerity measures, welfare cuts, energy price increases and low pay. Confirmed that food bank use has tripled this year. Supplying meals for more than 50,000 people a day.
South Korea extended its own ADIZ to overlap with China’s zone, while two other US allies—Australia and Japan—were involved in sharp diplomatic exchanges with China. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe threatened to shoot down unmanned Chinese drones entering what Japan regards as its airspace.
French soldiers in the Central African Republic (CAR) have exchanged fire with heavily-armed fighters. Clashes broke out during a military operation to disarm fighters in Bangui. France claims the aim of the mission is to create stability in the country in order to allow humanitarian aid to reach violence-hit areas.
Israel’s Economy Minister believes the time has come to annex parts of the West Bank and install full economic and military control over Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territory, which are deemed illegal under international law. Called ongoing Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations a “joke.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra: dissolution of parliament called for election amid protests in Bangkok. “ Many people opposed to the government from many groups, best way is to give back power to the Thai people, hold an election,” “So the Thai people will decide.”
French troops captured Bossangoa in the Central African Republic (CAR), press ahead with military operations. United Nations Security Council resolution: African Union, France go-ahead to send troops to CAR. Many mineral resources, gold, diamond, country is extremely poor, series of rebellions, coups.
The Italian navy and coastguard said they rescued over 100 Syrian refugees after their boat got into difficulties off the coast of Sicily. The boat, had launched distress signals while almost 500 kilometres south of the island.
Oil well lying a few dozen meters inside Palestinian territory, according to international law and the Oslo Accords, should belong to Palestine. Well is under Israeli control, most of the reserves lie under Palestinian territory. Israel has prevented Palestinians from gaining access to natural resources.
Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR) is on its way to approve a licence application from PaxVax Australia (PaxVax) for the intentional release of a GMO vaccine consisting of live bacteria into the environment in Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria.
Rep. Matt Cartwright (D., Penn.): Americans losing their insurance under Obamacare “a good thing,” MSNBC Live Friday. Those losing insurance will ultimately benefit from that happening. I think is a good thing, because what we’re up to here is we are strengthening the health care system in this country.”
Operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant: radioactive materials detected, topped 36,000 times the permissible level in underground water extracted in the area. TEPCO: radioactive levels in seawater within the harbor around the plant do not show any major change.
U.S. oil company Chevron suspended exploration for shale gas in Romania, hundreds of anti-fracking protesters tore down fences. Hundreds of riot police couldn't prevent residents from demolishing fences and breaking into the site. Dozens detained, 14 charged with destruction of property, carrying knives.
Prompted by Fukushima, robots that can respond in natural or man-made disaster. Perform search-and-rescue, crisis response tasks: drive utility vehicle, traverse complex obstacles, remove debris from an entry, open doors, climb a ladder, locate, close valves, connect a hose, use tools.
1 Infinite Loop have placed tracking devices called beacons in their stores in order to offer a new kind of shopping experience. These beacons communicate with your phone via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology in order to offer you appropriate promotions, advertisements, and other information.
Ability to secretly activate a computer's camera "without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording. FBI's Operational Technology Division: spy laptop recording is "mainly" used in terrorism cases or the "most serious" of criminal investigations.
RT’s Lucy Kafanov: Hundreds of protesters broke into a Chevron site after the US oil giant resumed search for shale gas in Romania. Clashes ensued as riot police started streaming in. Protesters chanted “Chevron go home. Situation escalated, surrounding perimeter fences taken down."
Ukraine’s opposition hopes to bring one million protesters to the streets of Kiev o Sunday to put pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych after his refusal to sign European integration deal. Opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko: We want to send a message that we don't want to live in a police state.
Anti-regime protesters in Bahrain staged a mass demonstration ahead of an international forum on Middle East security to be held in the capital city. Banner: "Why do you support democracy for people of other countries and not in Bahrain?." Protest against crackdown on opposition activists.
US National Security Agency collects cellphone location data from around the world under a 1981 executive order signed by former president Ronald Reagan. Congress never authorized Executive Order 12333. NSA agents can find cellphones anywhere in the world, trace their movements.
Press TV: The Gaza Strip remains without electricity and fuel for the upcoming winter as the Israeli regime steps up the pressure on the Palestinians. Only six hours of electricity per day, no gas makes Gaza’s homes cold. Past few months, electricity rationed, blackouts increased during rain.
Egyptian police have arrested dozens of anti-coup protesters and fired teargas at thousands of Muslim Brotherhood activists and their supporters, demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. anti-coup protesters staged demonstrations in the capital Cairo and several other cities.
Swiss scientist Hans Hertel did independent research on microwave cooking once banned from publication by a court gag order demanded by an industry association. Told to recant or be arrested. Molecules are Agitated and Damaged. direct damage to cell walls and genes from microwaves.
Washington-based church in Olympia facing government attack after handing out more than 5,000 meals per month for the last two years. group known as ‘Crazy Faith Ministries’ has been hit with a bureaucratic siege of red tape for handing out the thousands of meals via a public parking lot.
Georgia’s Republican insurance commissioner Ralph Hudgens told a group of Republican women in November that having a pre-existing condition like breast cancer or asthma is like being at fault in a car accident and that insurance companies should rightfully be reluctant to cover you.
National Republican Congressional Committee is offering tutorials to staffers of men up for election next year on how not to offend women. House Speaker John Boehner: “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be.”
Snowden:Sweden has provided the US with "unique" intelligence on Russia's leadership. US National Security Agency (NSA) sees Sweden's signals intelligence agency, FRA, as a "leading partner" in the surveillance of telecom and Internet traffic, particularly from Russia.
After exploring the Caribbean, Columbus returned to the island of Hispaniola in 1498, known today as the Dominican Republic and Haiti. He had left his brothers Diego and Bartholomew in charge and according to Columbus, conditions had deteriorated in his absence. He decided to increase the terror campaign against the Taino people, ruling with excessive cruelty, causing resentment from the colonists and local indian chiefs alike. Complaints of his brutality reached the Spanish monarchs and in 1500 a Chief Justice was dispatched to bring him and his brothers back to Spain in chains. But Columbus was soon forgiven for his atrocities and granted a fourth and final expedition back to the island of Hispaniola. Upon his arrival Columbus conducted an unparalleled champagne of torture and mass murder. By the time he finally left the island in 1504, the Taino had been reduced from eight million down to 100,000, making Columbus the most prolific serial killer in history. He and his men committed some of the cruelest atrocities against another race ever recorded. Columbus used any pretext as an excuse to kill and torture. Those poor souls who could not pay tribute to him had their hands cut off and were left to bleed to death. Columbus was documented by the chronicles of Las Casas, know as Brev’sima relaci-n, to have partaken in mass hangings, roasting people on spits, burnings at the stake, and hacking young children to death as punishment for the most minor of crimes. He and his men massacred the natives, sometimes hundreds at a time for sport, making bets on who could split a man in two, or cut a head off in one blow. By 1542 there were only 200 Taino remaining on the island and soon afterwords they were considered extinct. The truth about Christopher Columbus - Video
2 weeks after Fukushima government responded by trying to raise acceptable radiation levels. Radiation released on daily basis from Fukushima .Radiation showing up in fish on West Coast of U. S. 75 percent U.S. nuclear sites leaked radioactive tritium. U.S. allows Fukushima seafood sold in U.S. So many new leaks that even the mainstream press is starting to admit that Fukushima was never fixed.
We mustn't forget that some of greatest murderers of modern times were Jewish... An Israeli student finishes high school without ever hearing the name "Genrikh Yagoda," the greatest Jewish murderer of the 20th Century, the GPU's deputy commander and the founder and commander of the NKVD. Yagoda diligently implemented Stalin's collectivization orders and is responsible for the deaths of at least 10 million people. His Jewish deputies established and managed the Gulag system.
In the private prison industry, longer sentences earn more money from state. Ciavarella received millions of dollars in bribes for condemning minors to maximum sentences. Convicted of 12 counts racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud, tax evasion. Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned 4,000 convictions. According to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, over 5,000 young men and women were unjustly sentenced to prison and denied their constitutional rights. corruption within the prison system, driven by private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
"Why, is somebody going to be mean to me or something?" She smiles. "Oh, yeah."... They need you to work as fast as possible to push out as much as they can as fast as they can. So they're gonna give you goals, and then you know what? If you make those goals, they're gonna increase the goals. But they'll be yelling at you all the time. It's like the military. They have to break you down so they can turn you into what they want you to be. So they're going to tell you, 'You're not good enough, you're not good enough, you're not good enough,' to make you work harder. Don't say, 'This is the best I can do.' Say, 'I'll try,' even if you know you can't do it. Because if you say, 'This is the best I can do,' they'll let you go. They hire and fire constantly, every day. You'll see people dropping all around you. But don't take it personally and break down or start crying when they yell at you."
Ellen Brown, founder of WebofDebt.com, thinks so-called 'bail-ins' are coming. Depositors' money will be legally taken. Brown says, "That's the big disaster that's coming. Probably one of these big derivative banks will go bankrupt . . . the derivative players will get first dibs. They'll grab all the deposits, and there won't be anything left." Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with author and journalist Ellen Brown. GMO Food Laced with Weed Killer and Bail-ins-Ellen Brown | Monsanto, the TPP, and Global Food Dominance
from Nadeem Walayat MarketOracleTV
The middle east is soaked in blood, religious End Time prophecies and is fast gathering the means to bring about Armageddon as several more states are on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons capabilities. The Drone war over Pakistan is encouraging stronger alliances with fellow Sunni states such as Saudi Arabia that is reported to have several Pakistani nuclear weapons on order and ready to be dispatched on request to counter both Israeli and Iranian threats, that itself despite much propaganda is engaged in a nuclear weapons programme to rival that of both Pakistan and Israel (120 nuclear weapons each). The region appears to be counting down towards Armageddon when the region and its prophecies will be vaporised for eternity. http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article43249.html
Anonymous hacker, Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 120 months in federal detention on Nov. 15. Among those in the crowded Lower Manhattan courtroom watching the proceedings were author Christopher Hedges and Laura Flanders of GRITtv. Hedges had this to say about the verdict and what he sees as presiding judge Loretta Preska's conflict of interest.
In this video I expose the obvious contradictions intrinsic to Jewish progressive thoughts as explored by Paul Jay and Max Blumenthal. We are dealing here with nothing short of controlled opposition.
On Wednesday evening, Nov. 13th, a debate was held on the issue of our country’s use of drones abroad for targeted killing purposes. Law Professor Jonathan Turley said that with respect to this issue that “President Barack Obama is at war with the rule of law.” He added that this White House has created “an imperial presidency.” Turley’s opponent, Professor Gregory McNeal, defended the administration’s position. His arguments can be found at “Gregory S. McNeal,” at: http://gsmcneal.com The event was held on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. To learn more about this controversial issue, go to “Human Rights Working Group at JHU,” at: https://www.facebook.com/events/459066010880279/; “Rolling Stone Politics,” at: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-rise-of-the-killer-drones-how-america-goes-to-war-in-secret-20120416; and, activist Medea Benjamin’s excellent book, “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control,” at: http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/drone-warfare/
"Law Professor Jonathan Turley at JHU" ©Bill Hughes
Israel Attacks Syria and Gaza
by Stephen Lendman
IPCC warns not to stop chemtrails, aka 'solar radiation management'
By Rady Ananda
The Decline of the US (and Everyone Else …)
Fukushima - A Global Threat That Requires a Global Response
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
Zionist Crimes Against The Jews
By Dr. Elias Akleh
FUKUSHIMA IS HERE TO STAY
Allen L Roland
Arranging the Deck Chairs While Death Comes from Japan
By Timothy V. Gatto
Kristallnacht 75th Anniversary: What Really Happened in Nazi Germany?
By Katherine Smith, PhD
Time to end the failed experiment with rigged corporate trade and put in place fair trade for the people and planet before profits. Corporate trade negatively affects labor, environment, internet freedom, healthcare, food sovereignty, immigrant’s rights, and banking regulations. Rodrigo Contreras, Chile's lead TPP negotiator quit to warn people of how big financial institutions will dominate their governments and “will become a threat for our countries: It will restrict our development options in health and education, in biological and cultural diversity, and in the design of public policies and the transformation of our economies. Mass protest against rigged corporate trade agreements can end the experiment in trade that puts profits ahead of the people and planet. To get involved in the campaign to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership visit: http://www.flushthetpp.org
His war plans were delayed. They're not deterred. They're not halted. No nation may attack another except in self-defense. It can only do so when the Security Council acts. It has final say. Syria's government had nothing to do with August 21's chemical weapons attack. Obama, Kerry and other administration officials know it. Obama's on track for more war. He plans lawless aggression. He does so based on lies. All wars are based on them. This time's no different. Waging war on Syria constitutes lawless aggression. International law is clear and unequivocal. Contact congress and tell them to vote against this illegal and unjust war in Syria.
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