Permalink Greece and the European Union: First as Tragedy, Second as Farce, Thirdly as Vassal State

James Petras


The Greek people’s efforts to end the economic depression, recover their sovereignty and reverse the regressive socio-economic policies, which have drastically reduced living standards, have been thrice denied.

First, the denial came as tragedy: When the Greek majority elected Syriza to government and their debts increased, the economy plunged further into depression and unemployment and poverty soared. The Greek people voted for Syriza believing its promises of ‘a new course’. Immediately following their victory, Syriza reneged on their promise to restore sovereignty – and end the subjugation of the Greek people to the economic dictates of overseas bankers, bureaucrats and political oligarchs. Instead Syriza kept Greece in the oligarchical imperialist bloc, portraying the European Union as an association of independent sovereign countries. What began as a great victory of the Greek people turned into a tragic strategic retreat. From their first day in office, Syriza led the Greek people down the blind alley of total submission to the German empire.

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Permalink Israel Attacks Islam’s Third Holiest Site

by Stephen Lendman

Nothing is too outrageous for rogue states run by racist criminals. Cold-blooded murder, vicious assaults, mass arrests and imprisonments for political reasons, torture and other forms of abuse are institutionalized practices.

Israel gives Judaism a bad name. More proof came Sunday morning. Soldiers stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque, firing tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at nonviolent worshipers to clear way for extremist Jews to access Islam’s third holiest site where they don’t belong. Israel has no shortage of synagogues for worshipers to pray any day of the year for any reason. Forcibly entering a Muslim holy place with plenty of supportive military muscle constitutes a criminal act.

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Permalink Pope Francis, Alison Weir and the Sanhedrin

By Gilad Atzmon

Alison Weir has recently joined the long list of Goyim who have been charged by the Palestinian Solidarity Movement's Sanhedrin Court. Alison, however, should cheer up, Pope Francis has also been charged in a Sanhedrin court in a different jurisdiction. This time it is the Jerusalem Sanhedrin, pretty much the same Jewish Judicial entity that charged Jesus before he was brought up in front of Roman Governor Pontius Pilate.

An Israeli media outlet reported last week that The Jerusalem Sanhedrin –a Jewish religious ‘High Court composed of 71 sages’, has declared that it is putting Pope Francis on trial unless he retracts his statement that the Jews have no right to the land of Israel or to Jerusalem.

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Permalink Perhaps This Is Obama’s Grand Strategy

Eric Zuesse

Washingtonsblog’s anonymous founder and principal commentator is one of the most deeply knowledgeable writers on current events, and on July 19th he headlined "Governments Worldwide Will Crash the First Week of October … According to 2 Financial Forecasters.” He noted that both Martin Armstrong and Larry Edelson, two of the most respected stock-market predictors, are independently of each other predicting that "virtually all governments worldwide will be hit with a gigantic economic crisis in the first week of October 2015,” due to “a collapse of government solvency” as ricocheting government defaults spiral each other downward; and, because the U.S. won’t be forced to crash as quickly as Europe and Japan, there will then be a temporary worldwide rush into U.S. corporate stocks and bonds, especially stocks, as the short-term safe haven for investors fleeing from sovereign (government) bonds.

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Permalink Assad Vows to Defend Syria’s Homeland

by Stephen Lendman

Syria is one of many direct and proxy wars Obama continues waging - breaching his campaign pledge to restore peace.

His agenda is polar opposite - raping, pillaging and destroying one country after another, new targets always in mind, perhaps directly confronting Russia and/or China before leaving office.

Bodies piling up worldwide attest to his barbarity - a rogue leader risking global conflict, even nuclear confrontation, influenced by neocons infesting his administration and Congress - deploring peace, wanting endless wars. On Sunday, Assad addressed officials and members of public organizations, vocational syndicates, as well as industrial, trade, agriculture and tourism groups.

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Permalink Toxin in Lake Erie puts Toledo drinking water on 'watch'

The city of Toledo has put its water quality on "watch" status because of toxins that shut down Toledo's public drinking-water system for three days a year ago. The water is safe to drink, city officials said. Microcystin detected in the intake crib three miles out in Lake Erie, not detected in tap water.


Permalink TV: Mystery ‘green goo’ decimating fishing on West Coast — “Like ectoplasm in Ghostbusters” — Experts: “About as severe as we could ever anticipate… Lot of unusual things going on” — “We’re not catching any fish… Never as bad as right now… Almost non-exis

Fishermen set their nets June 9 pulled up thick blankets of slime… Department of Fisheries and Oceans, determined slime to be a “goo” of phytoplankton… Skeena River sockeye – predicted run of 3.5 million – were a no-show… as of mid-July, only 130,000 returned, growing concern over green algae material decimating their fishing season.

Permalink Native American Activist Found Dead In Jail Cell After Traffic Fine Arrest

A Native American activist was recently arrested and found dead in jail under conditions very similar to those of Sandra Bland in Texas. Rexdale W. Henry, 53, was recently found dead inside the Neshoba County Jail in Philadelphia, Mississippi, on July 14th. Arrest on July 9 for failure to pay a fine.

Permalink Calls for End of Gun Free Zones at Military Bases - Video

Americans stunned by revelation service members at military installations aren’t permitted to carry firearms, had become gun-free zones. Several congressmen to introduce legislation calling for all U.S. military bases to allow soldiers to carry firearms.

Permalink Mining job cuts: The destructive anarchy of the capitalist market

Iron ore price dropped 41 percent, platinum, 19 percent, copper 18 percent and coking coal 15 percent. Slump in commodity prices eliminated tens of thousands of mining-related jobs, gold mines of South Africa, iron mines in Canada, steelworks in US.

Permalink Hawking, Musk, Woz: We Must Ban the 'Kalashnikovs of Tomorrow'

More than 1,000 science and technology experts published open letter calling for ban on autonomous weapons—machines capable of killing without human operators—to prevent a "virtually inevitable" high-stakes global arms race. Signatories; physicist and professor Stephen Hawking, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, presented at International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh: Iran new gold mine to produce 2 metric tons per year. Production begin in three months, developed jointly with Kazakhstan which has 70% stake in the project.

Permalink Russia’s Kaluga to host production of Yota smartphones for law enforcement agencies

Manufacturing of modern Yota smartphones will be rolled out in Kaluga at the Kaluga Electromechanical Works. Model with highest degree of data transmission security will be produced;" First Deputy Governor of Kaluga Region Alexey Laptev.
Yota Devices: international private company dealing with development, production of high technology equipment; modems, routers and telephones.

Permalink Turkey Calls Emergency NATO Meeting; 'No-Fly Zone' On The Horizon?

As Turkey continues to bomb alleged ISIS targets in Syria and Kurdish targets in Iraq, it has now taken yet another step toward its goal of establishing a “buffer zone” and “no-fly zone” over Syria. Turkey has called an emergency NATO meeting scheduled to take place on Tuesday.

Permalink Greek Bailout Talks to Begin Amid Secret Drachma Currency Plans

Negotiations are due to get underway Tuesday over a $95 billion third bailout for debt-stricken Greece as reports emerged that the left-wing Syriza government is actively considering setting up a parallel currency ready for a return to the drachma.

Permalink Universities are using data analytics to assess a students mental health and much more

Currently 150 universities in U.S. using "Skyfactor" which monitors and assesses a students tests scores, how "COOPERATIVE" your parents are; documents class attendances, grades, participation in sports, visits to campus financial aid officer. "

Permalink IDF calling up hundreds of thousands for emergency-readiness war drills

Large-scale military drills have been launched in Israel with the aim of testing the IDF’s readiness to go into emergency mode. Hundreds of thousands of reserve soldiers are involved in testing the system.


Permalink Colombia halts raids on FARC rebels to accelerate peace process

Colombian government has suspended air raids on camps belonging to Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) after the two sides decided to negotiate a lasting peace agreement. FARC is Latin America’s oldest rebel group; fighting the government since 1964. 200,000 killed in clashes between the two sides.

Permalink Putin ready for European pivot East to Russia & China: Are you?

'Silk Road' plan expected to change world political, economic landscape through development of countries along the routes. Beijing hopesannual trade volume between China and "Belt and Road" countries will "surpass 2.5 trillion U.S. dollars in a decade. China Silk Road Eurasian land bridge with highway, pipeline, rail and infrastructure development will bring together China, Central Asia, Russia and Europe.

Permalink Sweden’s 3rd largest city hit by multiple blasts, police plead for help to tackle violence spike

Four grenade attacks this week have rocked Malmö, third largest city in Sweden, prompting police to sound an alarm over the increasing violence. Multiple explosions, shootings and arson struck the city, which has a large migrant population. Sunday, fourth grenade attack in under a week as the a hand grenade was detonated in a car park.

Permalink Denmark to run anti-refugee ads to dissuade asylum seekers

In response to human traffickers publishing information about lucrative refugee benefits in EU countries, the Danish government plans to launch a public campaign designed to dissuade asylum seekers from heading to Copenhagen. Advertisements in foreign newspapers will include information deterring refugees from coming to Denmark.

Permalink Wi-Fi at the oasis: Dubai using solar-powered ‘smart palm trees’ to distribute free Internet access

Created by Smart Palm, each smart palm tree measures 20 feet high, has leaves measuring 18 square meters, has eight charging points, offers Wi-Fi within a 100 meter radius, has screens and security cameras. The leaves are equipped matrices of photovoltaic modules that absorb the sunlight, each palm tree has a seating area for the visitor.

Permalink Guess How Sandra Bland Is Being Smeared Now? With Lazy, Racist Marijuana Myths

At a news conference discussing the preliminary findings of an autopsy following Bland's alleged suicide at the Waller County Jail in Texas last week, officials placed heavy emphasis on marijuana reported to be found in the young woman's system.

Permalink Russia Ready to Give Thailand Weapons in Exchange for Fruit, Rubber

Russian Trade Minister Denis Manturov: Russia prepared to trade military hardware for Thai rubber, fruit and vegetables as Moscow seeks to boost its ties with Asia. Russia intends to sell Thailand $160 million worth of weapons in exchange for an amount of rubber valued at same price

Permalink Government Says Big Pharma Kills More People Than All Illegal Drugs Combined

New study has shown that pharmaceutical drugs cause more overdoses and deaths than all illegal drugs. According to government’s own statistics, on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, deaths relating to pharmaceutical drugs rose to23,000 last year, over half of total overdose deaths in the country.

Permalink BRICS Bank, AIIB Pledge Partnership, Loans To Be Issued In Yuan

The BRICS New Development Bank will name its first investment in April next year and the first loan will be issued in yuan not dollar, top officials confirmed. The first president of the Bank, Kundapur Vaman Kamath said in Shanghai that the new lender will work closely with the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

Permalink Texas City Waits Hours Before Issuing E.Coli Warning

Officials in city of Corpus Christi, Texas, did not warn its residents of E.coli contamination in water supply until several hours after confirming it at 9 a.m. on Friday – 7.5 hours after establishing the bacteria’s presence. Under state law, the city had until 9 a.m. to issue the warning.

Permalink Billionaire Brothers Give Ted Cruz Super PAC 15 Million (Fracking Tech $$ )

Two low-profile Texas brothers Farris and Dan Wilks, billionaires who made their fortunes in West Texas fracking boom, donated $15 million to support Sen. Ted Cruz, record-setting contribution, largest known donation so far in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Permalink Seoul Will Not Impose Sanctions on Russia – South Korean MP

Kim Han Gil, chairs Korea-Russia Inter-Parliamentary Council: South Korea will not join US and EU-imposed sanctions on Russia despite strong outside pressure to do so. Despite slowing global economic development Russia and South Korea managed to ensure a hefty 8.5 percent increase in their bilateral trade; exceeds $27 billion.

Permalink Pentagon Wants To Place A Power Radar System In Ukraine. US Government Is Getting Ready To Make Its Move In Syria, Turkey Is Now Allowing The Us To Use Its Airbase To Carry Out Strikes In Syria. - Video

Greek parliament approves more austerity, adds 10% tax to everyday supplies, Greek stores close down. UK retail sales decline. Fannie and Freddie same spot as 2008. Caterpillar: one of worst quarters for sales. Obama creating more executive orders to allow illegals stay in country. US Government introduces bill to hide GMO foods. Pentagon wants to place power radar system in Ukraine. US Government getting ready to make its move in Syria, Turkey allowing US to use its airbase to carry out strikes in Syria. FBI pushing agenda IS is worst terrorist organization they ever seen.

Permalink Pro-Israel groups in US expand campaign against Iran nuclear accord

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the biggest Zionist group in the US, will deploy about 300 lobbyists on Capitol Hill next week to try to convince lawmakers to vote against the nuclear agreement.

Permalink Most Balsamic Vinegar in the USA is FAKE, even the expensive ones!!

Balsamic vinegar of Modeno — the ones we find at most grocery stores— is “commercial grade” balsamic vinegar. In other words, it is fake balsamic vinegar. In most cases, the balsamic vinegar we get is just grape juice with just a little bit of vinegar, artificial coloring and caramel.

Permalink All Eyes May Be On Greece Right Now, But In Reality, The Economic Malaise Is Widespread Across The Continent…. Donald Tusk Warns of Revolution in Europe

Economic malaise widespread across the continent. Italy; longest recession in history, unemployment figures; Southern Europe appalling levels. France, unemployment record highs. Finland, worst unemployment figures; 13-years.. Greece is not the problem. It’s a symptom of the problem.

Permalink Italy’s unelected prime minister says BDS is “stupid and futile” and Greece’s Syriza signs military deal with Israel

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi “Italy will always be in the front line against all forms of boycott, which are futile and stupid,” as several European governments deepening ties with Israel. Greece this week signed unprecedented military pact with Israel. Greek, Italian military forces recently held joint exercises with Israeli air force.


Permalink Abenomics End Game: Thousands Protest In Downtown Tokyo, Demand Abe's Resignation As PM Disapproval Soars

Thousands of protestors rallied Friday night downtown Tokyo at Hibiya Park, Diet building and prime minister's official residence, shouting "Abe step down," "definitely oppose war,""protect constitution."in campaign of "Say no to Abe government,"targeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's "runaway" policy.

Permalink Russian troops to take part in Beijing’s Victory Parade on September 3 — defense ministry

Putin: USSR, China most affected by World War Two.Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov:"Participation of a Chinese unit in the Victory parade on May 9, 2015 was a sign of gratitude to the victors’ valour and heroism," "A Russian ceremonial squad is due to participate in the Victory Parade at Tiananmen Square on September 3." Russian-Chinese relations in defence remain strategic, aim to beef up mutual potential capable of counteracting new challenges and threats. With this goal in mind, Russia and China regularly conduct joint exercises.

Permalink Putin agrees to destroy banned foodstuffs at Russian border crossings

Russian president asked the government to prepare a law to deal with products imported to Russia that violate the reciprocal embargo. The food would be destroyed on the border, instead of being sent back. Measure was suggested by Agriculture Minister Aleksandr Tkachev to change the laws so Russian customs could immediately destroy contraband instead of sending it back to country of origin.

Permalink Congressman and Agricultural Subcommittee Chairman: “Nearly 80 Percent of the Food Produced In the United States Contains Some Kind of GM [Genetically Modified] Product”

95% of sugarbeets planted genetically engineered to tolerate high doses of the pesticide Roundup. USDA reports 93% of soy, 85% of corn grown in the U.S. is herbicide-resistant GE variety. 93% of cottonseed oil, 90% of canola oil produced in U.S. is herbicide-resistant GE.

Permalink Kremlin to Seize Foreign Assets in Response to Frozen Russian Capital

Russian government’s Commission on Legislative Affairs approved bill that allows Russia to seize foreign state assets without consulting them. Russia will will now seize assets of countries in proportion to amount of Russian assets frozen in those countries.

Permalink Shock Report: China Dumps Half A Trillion Dollars: “Something Is Very, Very Wrong”

China reported massive increase in its gold holdings of 600 tons, dumped hundreds of billions of dollars worth of U.S. Treasuries last 15 months, $224 billion offloaded in last 90 days

Permalink Are Pesticides Really in Breast Milk? Monsanto-Study Says No…

Recent study from Germany found that 16 mothers in several different areas of the country tested for high levels of glyphosate in their breastmilk. Moms Across America, Sustainable Pulse study found 3 out of 10 moms tested had levels ten times higher allowed in drinking water.–Monsanto own test through Washington State University,found American mothers’ breast milk glyphosate-free.


Permalink Chris Christie Calls Marijuana Users “Diseased,” Pledges To Cure Them With Law Enforcement

New Jersey Governor and presidential hopeful Chris Christie: marijuana users “diseased,” ambitions to “crack down and not permit” marijuana use, even in states where the practice is legal. pledged that if elected he would have all of those diseased people in places like Colorado treated by armed federal agents.”

Permalink Hilary Clinton: “The Sight of a Black Man in a Hoodie is Scary” Even to “Open-Minded Whites” - Video

In a campaign speech Thursday, Democratic Presidential Candidate, Hilary Clinton has let the world know that even “open-minded” white people get scared when they see a black man wearing a hoodie. “If we’re honest, for a lot of well-meaning, open-minded, white people, the site of a young black man in a hoodie, still evokes a twinge of fear,”said Clinton.

Permalink Turkey, US agree on no-fly zone over Syria: Turkish Hurriyet daily

An agreement reached between Turkey and the United States on what they call cooperation against the ISIL terrorist group also includes establishing a no-fly zone over the Arab country.

Permalink Israeli attack on Iran would be 'huge mistake with consequences' – Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry: Israeli aggression against Iran, whether in the form of military action or cyber-attacks, would be an enormous mistake with grave consequences for Israel and for the region, and I don't think it's necessary.

Permalink Copper, China And World Trade Are All Screaming That The Next Economic Crisis Is Here

Copper just hit a six-year low, Morgan Stanley warning that this could be the worst oil price crash in 45 years, Chinese economy is suddenly stalling out, world trade is falling at the fastest pace since the last financial crisis.

Permalink Israel Gives Jordan Helicopters to Combat ISIL

Israel gave 16 AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters to Jordan to prevent militants from spilling across border. Israel had two squadrons of Cobra helicopters provided by United States. Ideal for aerial surveillance, ground troop cover fire, both squadrons disbanded by Israeli Air Force in favor of the Apache.

Permalink Jeb Bush pushes to ‘phase out’ Medicare

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush at a New Hampshire event sponsored by the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity; comments on the future of Medicare. We need to make sure we fulfill the commitment to people that have already received the benefits, that are receiving the benefits. But we need to figure out a way to phase out this program for others and move to a new system that allows them to have something – because they’re not going to have anything.”

Permalink FBI to train new ‘anti-corruption’ police unit in Ukraine’s Odessa – Gov. Saakashvili

Saakashvili: FBI will create a separate [police] unit which will be small. FBI will be training them.”“They will be separated from the others, they will “work for people, not organized crime.”
The new body would assemble every two to three days, or at least every week, to “solve problems which remain unsolved for months.


Permalink As militiamen stand guard, Army tells recruiters to treat all armed civilians as a threat

U.S. Army warned recruitment centers to regard all armed civilians as a potential security threat responding to waves of civilians who have positioned themselves outside of recruitment centers protecting U.S. personnel. These armed non-service personnel say they are hoping to prevent more attacks like the one carried out July 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee by Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez.

Permalink As militiamen stand guard, Army tells recruiters to treat all armed civilians as a threat

U.S. Army warned recruitment centers to regard all armed civilians as a potential security threat responding to waves of civilians who have positioned themselves outside of recruitment centers protecting U.S. personnel. These armed non-service personnel say they are hoping to prevent more attacks like the one carried out July 16 in Chattanooga, Tennessee by Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez.

Permalink Earth’s Most Famous Climate Scientist Issues Bombshell Sea Level Warning

Stud written by James Hansen, NASA's former lead climate scientist, and 16 co-authors, many considered among the top in their fields—concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times faster than previous consensus estimates, resulting in sea level rise of at least 10 feet in as little as 50 years.

Permalink Crimean referendum helped avoid Ukraine scenario — French lawmaker

Thierry Mariani, French National Assembly deputy who leads a group of French parliamentarians on trip to Crimea: Crimean referendum made it possible to avoid the Ukrainian scenario on the peninsula. While United States is lifting sanctions on Cuba, I do not see any reasons for Europe to preserve sanctions on Russia."

Permalink Seattle’s Nanny State is “Deputizing Trashmen as Secret Police” to Snoop Through Wastebins

Seattle deputized the trashmen to snoop in trash cans to catch residents and businesses in non-compliance with new requirements to compost materials that break down, ordered to rat on residents’ trash habits to Seattle Public Utilities.

Permalink Victory! Pro-Social Security Activists and Senators Halt GOP Plan To Kick 200,000 Off Benefits for Having Arrest Warrants

Protests by Social Security advocates and objections by Democratic U.S senators who support increasing its payments stopped an amendment to kick 200,000 people off retirement and disability benefits if those individuals had outstanding felony arrest warrants.

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Permalink Wildlife populations decline by over 50% since 1970 – WWF

After measuring more than 10,000 representative populations of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish between 1970 and 2010, WWF concluded the world’s wildlife populations, including mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish, have dropped by more than half in the last 40 years, the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) said in its latest report.


Permalink Child-killing sociopaths of Israel

Every time Israel embarks on a new round of wholesale slaughter in Gaza, polls show that more than 90% of Israelis support the butchery. For Israelis, mass-murdering children is a spectator sport. When the IDF starts dropping cluster bombs, white phosphorous, DIME munitions and other horrendous weapons on Gaza, crowds of Israelis pack the hilltops to barbecue meat, drink alcohol and cheer as they watch Palestinian children being blown to bits.


Permalink Jewish newspaper calls on Israel to nuke Iran and Germany

An Israeli publication has suggested that nuclear bombs should be launched at Iran and Germany—wiping out Tehran, Isfahan, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Dresden, and Dortmund. “Twenty to thirty bombs,” Jewish writer Ben-Eliyahu raves, “will get the job done.” Times of Israel. — Right-wing media outlet Israel National News published an opinion piece Tuesday calling on Israel to launch nuclear bombs at Iran and Germany, only days after the outlet came under fire for publishing a piece accusing a war widow of killing her husband over her pro-peace views.


Permalink NASA Scientist Warns "California Has One Year Of Water Left"

Authored by NASA Senior Water Scientist Jay Famiglietti, originally posted Op-Ed at The LA Times, Given the historic low temperatures and snowfalls that pummeled the eastern U.S. this winter, it might be easy to overlook how devastating California's winter was as well. As our “wet” season draws to a close, it is clear that the paltry rain and snowfall have done almost nothing to alleviate epic drought conditions. January was the driest in California since record-keeping began in 1895. Groundwater and snowpack levels are at all-time lows. We're not just up a creek without a paddle in California, we're losing the creek too. Data from NASA satellites show that the total amount of water stored in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins — that is, all of the snow, river and reservoir water, water in soils and groundwater combined — was 34 million acre-feet below normal in 2014. That loss is nearly 1.5 times the capacity of Lake Mead, America's largest reservoir.


Permalink Buying Marijuana in North Korea Sure Sounds Easy

For all the freedoms that North Korea lacks, it has one that most Western countries don't: Apparently, you can legally buy and smoke marijuana, doesn't have restrictions, such as for medical use only. marijuana in North Korea is not very strong, bags full roughly £0.50 each. In North Korea, the drug is apparently enjoyed by the country's working class for its medicinal effects and is also seen as a way to unwind and relax. Richter writes about how, with the help of a North Korean intelligence officer, he was about to get into a food market, which locals shop at but visitors are not allowed to see.



Permalink Untold History of United States - Bush & Obama: Age of Terror (Subtitulado Español)

Conrado Ares

"Para cambiar radicalmente la conducta del régimen debemos pensar con claridad y valentía, puesto que si algo hemos aprendido, es que los regímenes no quieren ser cambiados. Nuestro pensamiento debe ir más allá que el de quienes que nos han precedido, descubriendo cambios tecnológicos que nos envalentonen mediante modos de actuar en que antes no pudieran haber sido utilizados. Primero, debemos entender qué aspecto de la conducta del gobierno o del neocorporativismo queremos cambiar o eliminar. En segundo lugar, debemos desarrollar una forma de pensar sobre esta conducta que tenga la suficiente fuerza como para llevarnos a través del lodazal del lenguaje políticamente distorsionado, hasta llegar a una posición de claridad. Por último, debemos utilizar este entendimiento para inspirar en nosotros y en otros un curso de acción efectiva y ennoblecedora". - Julián Assange


Permalink Dynamo on the Island of Ibiza

Dynamo Magician

Why is this not shown on TV? It would seem that the corporate media is afraid of something. So for this reason this video is here. What you will see is not magic. Magic is just the word used to describe the miracles that Dynamo performs. One should ask: Why is he doing it, how is he doing it, and what end is served by prolifically performing miracles? Truly this is one of the great mysteries of all time.


Permalink BDS Excommunicates the Great Jacob Cohen

from Gilad Atzmon

I have just learned that Jacob Cohen, the internationally acclaimed Jewish humanist and intellectual was forbidden to attend the French BDS annual meeting. While it is hard to determine whether the BDS movement has actually liberated a single Palestinian, the list of top pro Palestinian intellectuals and activists who have been harassed, smeared and excommunicated by the BDS* keeps growing. One may wonder, when did the BDS stop being a ‘Palestinian Grassroots Movement’ and become a synagogue?

The following is a translation of an email sent to Cohen by the BDS campaign organiser.

Re: Meeting 7 July.
Dear Jacob Cohen.
We inform you that we do not accept your registration application because of your association with Egalité et Réconciliation (E&R) and Dieudonné, known for their anti-Semitism. They are contrary to the spirit of BDS that strongly opposes to any racism.

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