Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has selected as his Minister of Justice a woman who has expressed hatred against all Palestinians, and he has appointed as his negotiator with the Palestians a man who said, and who has always followed though with, “We are all against a Palestinian state, there is no question about it.”
These policies are direct rejections of the U.S.-overseen 1978 Camp David Accords, and of consistent U.S. policy since. The Camp David Accords were so bad for the Palestinians that the signatory on their behalf, Egypt’s leader Anwar Sadat, was despised by virtually all Muslims and was assassinated for having done this. But Egypt abided by the Accords, while Israel for decades since has been constantly hemming and hawing about when they will some day fulfill their obligations under them; and, now, we finally have been given the answer: It’s never. They signed an agreement that was so bad for Palestinians it was rejected by them and by the U.N., but now it’s finally clear: to Israel, it’s not bad enough to Palestinians. So: Israel insists upon continued (and now upon never-ending) military occupation.
By Gary G. Kohls, MD
In 1973, D. L. Rosenhan published a ground-breaking psychiatric study in January 19 issue of Science magazine. The article exposed a serious short-coming in the psychiatric hospitals at the time, and therefore it became very controversial. Dr. Rosenhan, a professor of psychology and law at Stanford University, designed the study to try to answer the title question: “If sanity and insanity exist, how shall we know them?”
The now famous (some offended or embarrassed psychiatrists preferred to call it “infamous”) experiment that was carried out involved 12 different psychiatric hospitals and 8 different people, mostly professionals (including the author). Each of the eight were totally and certifiably sane “pseudo-patients”.
by Stephen Lendman
John Kerry and Victoria Nuland are warriors, not peacemakers - neocons masquerading as diplomats.
They deplore peace. They live by the sword. They foster violence and instability worldwide.
Last week, Nuland was in Kiev meeting with its illegitimate officials - discussing revved up war on Donbas when Obama OKs it.
On Monday, she was in Moscow meeting with Russian officials. Discussion focused on Ukraine.
Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin said "(w)e have the Russian president's orders to establish bilateral contacts…to discuss certain issues of the Ukrainian crisis resolution."
"That's exactly what we are doing" with no illusions about Washington turning a new lead. Karasin said Moscow's goal is to prevent escalated conflict in Donbass and establish "real dialogue between Kiev and the Donetsk and Lugansk republics."
"So far, this goal has not been achieved. Kiev is ignoring all the initiatives coming from Donetsk and Lugansk."
by Stephen Lendman
Britain's media are all over the story. Royal Navy whistleblower William McNeilly published an 18-page report called "The Secret Nuclear Threat."
He's an engineering technician weapons engineer submariner for Britain's Trident II D5 strategic weapons system aboard the HMS Victorious. He faces imprisonment for violating Britain's Official Secrets Act.
"The worst fear for me isn't prison or being assassinated," he said. "(I)t's the fear of sacrificing everything I have just to warn the public and yet never be heard."
"We are so close to a nuclear disaster it is shocking," he maintains. "(A)nd yet everybody is accepting the risk to the public."
by Stephen Lendman
The Times supports Israel's worst crimes - wrongfully blaming them on victims. It outrageously calls Hamas a terrorist organization.
It's Palestine's legitimate government - democratically elected in January 2006. Claiming it wants Israel destroyed is false.
It long ago expressed willingness to sacrifice 78% of historic Palestine in return for remaining land within June 1967 borders - with East Jerusalem its exclusive capital.
It justifiably wants control over its borders, air space, offshore waters and resources. It wants diaspora Palestinians able to return.
It wants peace, stability, mutual cooperation with all nations and fundamental international law enforced.
The Times fails to hold Israel accountable for horrific high crimes against peace. It considers its naked aggression self-defense.
Institutionalized racism worse than apartheid South Africa's doesn't matter. Nor other forms of vicious police state persecution.
A previous article discussed Israel's new coalition government. It combines hate-mongering racists, neocon fascists and religious fundamentalist zealots. MK Ayelet Shaked is new justice minister. Palestinians are assured none with her in charge - more racist persecution than already.
During Israel's summer 2014 cold, calculated, premeditated aggression on Gaza, she openly called for genocidal slaughter.
The world has an unease about the dollar system… President Hu of China:‘the dollar is a product of the past.’ The headlines for gold these past few years have only focused on physical gold accumulation by China, Russia and Eastern central banks. China is buying gold mines at a record. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew: “China isn’t ready for currency reserve status.
Jilin Province in China has offered to build a railway to Vladivostok for Russia’s Far East Region of Primorsky Krai. It would be the first cross-border high-speed rail link between the two countries and Russia’s major Pacific port.
The US 6th Fleet has announced that its guided-missile destroyer, the USS Ross (DDG 71) will enter the Black Sea on Saturday, May 23, 2015, to “promote peace and stability in the region”.
Efforts to publicize a class action lawsuit against Monsanto for false advertising it’s best-selling herbicide Roundup filed in Los Angeles County Court on April 20, 2015 have been rejected by almost every mainstream media outlet.
Removal of trees (deforestation) having major impact on water cycle, as global climates change. The worst multi-year drought in the history of the state of California, headed for the worst water crisis in this country ever. 1,900 wells have already gone completely dry in California. Worse in South America. Drought in Queensland Australia is the largest ever recorded. Africa faces food shortages due to severe drought, crop failure rates over 50 percent.
Police on Thursday used water cannons and tear gas to prevent protesters from storming the National Congress building in the port city of Valparaiso, where President Michelle Bachelet was addressing the parliament.
US Special Operations Command is testing two rapid DNA readers in the field, identifying targets using devices that have all the capabilities of a laboratory, only as big as a photocopier. Can return a result in 90 minutes, a process that used to take weeks.
David Rosen, legislative budget and finance officer; Office of Legislative Services, told Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee would be nearly impossible for state to scrape together $1.57 billion before end offiscal year in June if that’s what Supreme Court rules in legal battle over pension funding.
Major oat buyer Grain Millers, based in Western Canada, announced it will no longer source oats coated with glyphosate. Why would companies continue to choose pesticides and GMOs when consumers are demanding organic?
Thousands of Rohingya migrants stranded in the Andaman Sea, no country will take them in, fled violence and repression in Myanmar (Burma). Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand defy pleas of United Nations, refuse to allow the vessels packed with migrants to come to their country.
Sweeping legislation to strengthen the administration's hand in global trade talks advanced toward Senate passage Thursday after a showdown vote. Obama predicting trade deal would "open up access to markets that too often are closed."Final Senate passage would clear the way for a fierce struggle in the House.
Australian company is about to start growing and exporting high-grade sativa-dominant strains unsuitable for growing in Canada’s indoor facilities.
City officials want to slash their $50 million pension debt to a penny on the dollar. City agreed to pay Calpers, its biggest creditor, in full an agreement incorporated into the plan.
“Hillary has been a steadfast defender of Israel’s interests. She will be a fantastic president for the US, an incredible world leader and one under whom the relationship with the US and Israel will be significantly reinforced.”
NYPD Commissioner: 1.2 Million residents with open warrants should not be picked up for low-level, victimless offenses, unpaid tickets, disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Called for lessening penalties for smoking marijuana in public.
Store to open July 4th once state-of-the-art robot remodel complete. The restaurant will still employee a small team to insure robots are working correctly. Milton Waddams, unemployed fast food worker, told reporters he is extremely disappointed by decision to employ robots instead of humans.
Among demands of the workers are the employment of more staff and the payment of unpaid wages. Syriza seeking to finalise agreement for a continuation of austerity with the the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Israel announced in The New York Times intent to inflict heavy civilian casualties the next time it bombs southern Lebanon, claiming Hezbollah will be at fault because its forces are enmeshed with the population.
US State Department approved a massive sale of bombs and missiles worth $1.897 billion, bunker buster munitions 3,000 Hellfire missiles for air force helicopters, hundreds of GPS and laser-guided bombs and missiles.
President Poroshenko declared Ukraine which enjoys political and military support from Washington and European Union (EU), is at war with Russia. "This is not a fight with Russian-backed separatists, this is a real war with Russia,” expects renewed fighting in east Ukraine in the coming days.
Facebook's Internet.org initiative violates net neutrality because it offers free, walled-garden access to only some Facebook approved content partners, instead of giving developing nations access to the entire Internet. Facebook: walled garden is better than no Internet at all.
Russia’s food embargo not to be lifted soon; Minister of Agriculture Alexander Tkachev. The domestic agribusiness will significantly improve its competitiveness by the time of abolishing Russia’s response measures of the food embargo against Western sanctions.
CIA allowed civilian scientists to access classified data, ocean temperature, tidal readings, satellite data to glean insights how global warming could create security threats around the world. The program has come to a close.
United States to deliver 2,000 AT-4 anti-tank rockets to Iraq to help Baghdad combat suicide car bombings. Latest developments and unexpected successful ISIS "offensive"; attempt to justify a US land incursion into Iraq and Syria. US economy desperately needs a war to avoid recession.
Jeb Bush: "the climate is changing. we need to adapt to that reality, I don’t think the science is clear what percentage is man-made, what percentage is natural. It’s convoluted. for people to say the science is decided on, this is really arrogant."
President Vladimir Putin: Moscow, Baghdad expanding military cooperation. Russia ready to supply weapons to Iraq to aid fight against Islamic State advance in the region, said Russia’s FM Sergey Lavrov; make all efforts to meet Iraq’s requests, to ensure it has ability to drive out Islamic State.
Chinese stock market will finally open to the outside world raises concerns among Americans as China is likely to become a very attractive place for major investors, creating a new global center of stock trading comparable to Wall Street.
Sleeping in a room about to be breached by a SWAT team constituted “criminal” conduct on the part of the infant. Infant was fully liable for near fatal injuries inflicted on him when Deputy heaved a flash-bang grenade, burns at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit into the crib.
New piece by USA Today, article say that anyone who is concerned about GMOs is akin to a conspiracy theorist that believes Elvis is still alive, blame concern over Monsanto’s creations as ‘ignorance and hysteria.’
An Israeli oil company has been ordered by a Swiss court to pay $1.1 billion to Iran in compensation in a long-standing legal battle related to a joint venture before the Islamic Revolution.
(Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility received reports USDA scientists ordered to retract studies, water down findings, endure long indefinite delays approving publication of controversial papers, targeted by [big-Ag] industry complaints, subject to investigations, disciplinary actions over petty matters, intimidation from ] supervisors.
Ms. Ayelet Shaked, who has no training in law, took office as new Minister of Justice in Israel, appointed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Responsibilities include legal advice, State Attorney, Civilian Legal Aid,Public Defender. Ms. Shaked posted an article to facebook, arguing all Palestinians are enemies of Israel, and must be destroyed.
More than 250 tech companies and digital rights organizations on Wednesday sent a joint letter to Congress, blasting the corporate-backed trade deal they say “actively silences the voices of Internet users, start-ups, and small tech companies…while undermining the health of the entire Web.”
The decapitated body of Brazilian blogger Evany José Metzker known for denouncing corrupt politicians found in a rural zone in south-eastern Minas Gerais state, police said on Wednesday.
President Obama in a speech on Wednesday cast climate change as a growing national security threat, accusing Republican skeptics of harming military readiness by denying its effects.
One of the Canada’s most outspoken advocates on the ties between the tar sands and adverse health effects has been dismissed from his job without notice.
If Ukraine deploys elements of US missile defense systems on its territory, then Russia will need to respond in order to ensure its own security because it would pose a threat to Russia; Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov. Ukrainian National Security Service Secretary Oleksander Turchynov: Kiev may consider placing missile defense systems in its territory.
Last year, Associated Press reported the DEA “paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers, which the DEA could have lawfully obtained for free through a law enforcement network.” Reportedly done so DEA could avoid sharing seized assets with Amtrak police.
The revelations of Edward Snowden and others have shown that the number of people involved in secret operations of the United States government is now as large as the entire population of Norway: roughly 5 million. The influence of this dark side of government has become so great that no president is able to resist it.
Little money made it to cancer patients, as the groups "operated as personal fiefdoms characterized by rampant nepotism, flagrant conflicts of interest, and excessive insider compensation" with none of the controls used by bona fide charities, federal officials alleged Tuesday in one of the largest charity fraud cases ever, involving all 50 states.
The International Labor Organization World Employment and Social Outlook—Trends 2015 report found that three-quarters of workers are “employed on temporary or short-term contracts, in informal jobs often without any contract, under own-account arrangements or in unpaid family jobs.”
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) this week put out a new report pointing out that even in the trade agreements we currently have, the Obama administration and previous administrations have failed to enforce these labor standards.
The Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has reportedly launched a criminal probe into allegations that a Florida inmate may have been murdered by prison officials in what the Miami Herald described as a shower that was converted into a “scalding torture chamber.”
Wyoming: “Data Trespass Bill,” outlaws collecting ecological data on private and public lands. Violations can result in a year of prison, fines of $5,000. It also makes any samples inadmissible as evidence in court, even if they show environmental hazards.
Russia will turn to an international court if the Ukrainian president signs a moratorium on the repayment of foreign debt; Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov.
China may more than double its investment in the Russian economy to $10 billion within 5 years if conditions are favorable; Deputy Secretary-General of the China Overseas Development Association He Zhenwei.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko: no chance the country’s eastern Donbass region could be taken away from the pro-independence militia by military force noting diplomacy the only answer and he had no option but to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Government regulators cracked down on four cancer charities, accusing Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, the Children's Cancer Fund of America, Breast Cancer Society of cheating; $187 million, fraudulently told donors their money would help cancer patients, went into pockets of charity operators, professional fundraisers. Spent the donated funds on “cars, trips, luxury cruises, gym memberships, sporting event and concert tickets. FTC: Professional fundraisers hired by the charities often received 85 percent or more of every donation.
Britain, France, several eastern European states opposed the idea. European Commission argues quotas essential to solving the problem Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Malta bearing the brunt of influx of migrants fleeing war, poverty in Africa and Middle East.
The EU is struggling to cope with a surge in illegal migrants from Africa and the Middle East crossing the Mediterranean Sea to reach Europe, plans to establish a naval force to combat people-smugglers operating from Libya.
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.
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.
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.
Over the July 4th weekend, 82 people were shot in Chicago, including a 16 year-old boy shot by police. Fourteen people were killed. In late May in Tampa Bay, Florida, police shot dead a 29 year-old man in his own home over $2 worth of pot. Acting in accordance with the insane logic of the war on drugs, that alleged drug sale led to a militaristic raid on the young man’s home, which ended in his untimely, violent death. Meanwhile, some of the nation’s most powerful companies—pharmaceutical firms that manufacture opiates like OxyContin and Vicodin—are funding efforts to prohibit the legalization of marijuana. From a must-read investigative report by The Nation’s Lee Fang: [The Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA)] and the other groups leading the fight against relaxing marijuana laws, including the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids (formerly the Partnership for a Drug-Free America), derive a significant portion of their budget from opioid manufacturers and other pharmaceutical companies.
Much of what we know about this practice of outsourcing torture is from the harrowing accounts of its victims and survivors who have bravely come forward to tell their stories. One of them is Ahmed Agiza, an Egyptian citizen who lived with his wife and young family in Sweden, where they were seeking refugee status. In December 2001, Ahmed and a friend were apprehended by Swedish police, who turned them over to the CIA. In what was reportedly the Bush administration's first rendition operation, Ahmed and his friend were sent to Egypt, where they were, interrogated, and mercilessly tortured.
Even though financial expert Catherine Austin Fitts thinks the chance of total collapse is “relatively small” she’s not discounting the chance of a major move this fall. Fitts contends, “I think this fall is going to be a major turning point. You see the SDR (Special Drawing Rights) system coming to a head. The U.S. budget is going to be a very difficult debate. You see the push to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the EU deal done. You have a lot of institutional relationships that needed to be restructured in the last couple of years. Those changes are all coming to a head, and so we are going to get a big shift. If you are managing a big bond fund, you got a big problem. . . . There is going to be a turn in the bond market or a plateau, and that’s going to be uncomfortable for those guys, and we are going to see some messy times.”
Anti-War video showing another side to the cost of war - the life you could have had.
Harvard Trained Immunologist Demolishes California Legislation That Terminates Vaccine Exemptions
by State of the Nation
Press Freedom Banned in Ukraine
by Stephen Lendman
Vladimir Putin’s Geopolitical Strategy For World Peace
by State of the Nation
Israel Aids Nepalese Victims, Blocks Gaza Reconstruction
by Stephen Lendman
Chances for Peace in Ukraine: Zero
by Stephen Lendman
More Evidence of Ukraine's Reign of Terror
by Stephen Lendman
US and Saudi Aggressors Want Yemeni Victims to Halt Conflict
by Stephen Lendman
Are the Baltimore riots being staged to distract the American people from the real cause of discontent?
by State of the Nation
Venezuela's Maduro in Moscow: Lunatics in Washington Want Him Ousted
by Stephen Lendman
2012 is not the End of the World, it’s 2023!
By Robert Singer
In this most powerful expose yet on Zionist crimes in Palestine, Dr. David Duke exposes the horrific Zionist terror in Gaza and proves how Zionist influenced media around the world lies to us! Not only must we free Palestine, we must free the West and the whole world from Zionist Globalist tyranny! Contact Your Senators and ask them to stop supporting the mass murder of Palestinian men, women, and children by Israel.
In what the New York Times describes as “a net neutrality turnaround” the Obama administration’s new FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing rules that will create an Internet for the wealthy. The new plan to create a pay to play Internet came to light in the Wall Street Journal. Under the plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service. Rather than an open Internet for all the US will be moving to a class-based Internet. Now Wheeler is set to propose what the industry has wanted, an end to net neutrality, that will allow them to charge us more for service and create financial barriers that will prevent new services from challenging their domination of the Internet. As a result, more money will be funneled from working Americans to wealthy telecom giants. If you want an open Internet, We can stop this – but we must act now.
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