by Stephen Lendman
Sham Israeli/Palestinian peace talks continue. They began last July. They're supposed to conclude in April.
Palestine's elected government wasn't invited. It's excluded from talks. Longtime Israeli collaborators represent Palestinians. They do so illegitimately.
Chance to resolve longstanding conflict is ZERO. Kerry's so-called framework agreement is totally one-sided.
It solely favors Israel. It gives Palestinians nothing. It assures continued occupation harshness.
No legitimate Palestinian leader would accept what demands rejection. Reports from Washington, Tel Aviv and Ramallah say talks so far went nowhere.
What happens going forward remains to be seen. Israel deplores peace. It thrives on conflict and instability. Its enemies are ones it invents.
In 2013, Israeli warplanes bombed Syria at least six times. On February 24, they struck Hezbollah targets. They did so along Lebanon's border with Syria.
by Stephen Lendman
It bears repeating what other articles stressed. Putin supports peace and stability. Obama wages one war after another.
Putin affirms UN Charter and other rule of law principles. Obama ignores them. He claims a divine right to achieve unchallenged hegemony. He does it belligerently.
Putin believes nation-state sovereignty is inviolable. Obama wants pro-Western puppet governments replacing independent ones.
The Russian Public Opinion Research Center (WCIOM) is the leading post-Soviet opinion research company.
It's late February poll showed Putin's approval rating at a two-year high. Nearly 68% of Russians approve his policies.
With all the coverage of Liz Wahl's resignation from RT and Abby Martin's comments (2 ) on why she condemned Russia's actions in Crimea, thought I would just remind everyone that Phil Donahue, "an American media personality, writer, and film producer best known as the creator and host of The Phil Donahue Show", a show that had a "29-year run on national television in America", a person who was "ranked #42 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time". a person that Oprah Winfrey credits for giving birth to her show, stating that "if it weren't for Phil Donahue, there never would have been an Oprah Show!", was fired from MSNBC for opposing the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, "even though his show was a highly rated one on the network."
Is anybody listening?
President Barack Obama appears to be at some distance from reality. He's issuing statements about the Ukrainian situation as though he were the maximum leader of a vast empire that includes just about everywhere except Russia and China.
The scope of the president's edicts is remarkable considering the lack of public support, even interest, in using the influence of the United States in this conflict. In addition, the Obama threats and actions are riddled with inconsistencies.
by Stephen Lendman
Propaganda wars precede hot ones. Deception, popular fiction and Big Lies launch them. Intense Russia bashing risks international peace, stability and security.
Washington's imperial war machine is humanity's greatest threat. Permanent war is official US policy.
Presidents wage one after another at their discretion. Imagine challenging Russia irresponsibly. Imagine risking open conflict doing it.
The damn fool in the White House lied claiming Moscow "seek(s) to exert force on a neighboring country." He wrongfully accused Putin of violating international law.
On Tuesday, John Kerry met with Washington-backed putschists in Kiev. He ignored longstanding lawless US aggression.
US threats against Russia over Ukraine are “purely superficial” as Washington has no “leverage over Moscow. Russia could simply turn off the gas to Europe and it would throw the entire continent into an uproar, would create chaos.
A woman saw what she thought was a homeless man sleeping on a bench outside of a church called the police on him. The homeless man turned out to be a statue called Homeless Jesus. She said the statue is “inappropriate,” and that Jesus was not homeless.
The US House of Representatives passed bill, names Israel “major strategic partner” of the US and seeks to expand Washington’s military ties, delivery of US arms, funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile system. Israel already receives $30 billion dollars of American taxpayers’ money each year.
Israel going ahead with its Prawer Plan, which seeks to demolish Palestinian houses and relocate tens of thousands of Palestinian Bedouins, refused to recognize rights of Palestinian Bedouins, denies them access to basic services. Already approved military and settlement projects in the area
The USGS claims that the magnitude 5.0 earthquake triggered by waste-water injection the previous day “trigger[ed] a cascade of earthquakes, including a larger one, [which] has important implications for reducing the seismic risk from waste-water injection.”
The Australian state of Queensland in most widespread drought ever, 80 percent of its territory after a failed wet season. Australia is famous for its droughts and flooding rains. Queensland is nearly seven times the size of Britain, with an area of 1.7 million square kilometres (656,000 square miles).
Commercial drone use in the United States is poised to remain legal, at least for the foreseeable future, after a judge dismissed a suit Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) filed against a regular citizen, ruling that there are simply no laws against it.
Leader of the Ukrainian radical group Right Sector, Dmitry Yarosh planning to run for the presidency, demanded that the government gives to his group the access to a part of weapons and military equipment, as well as several military training centers “for quality training for Right Sector fighters.”
Caracas has ordered the expulsion of the Panamanian ambassador to Venezuela and three other diplomatic staff. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro severed ties with Panama on Wednesday, claiming they were involved in an anti-government conspiracy.
D.C. Council voted 10-1 to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana – up to an ounce. Unlike “legalization”, decriminalization refers to removing the criminal penalties for possession. In other words, jail time will no longer be on the table for those accused of possessing small amounts of marijuana.
By a more than three-to-one margin on Tuesday, communities voting on whether to support the creation of a public bank in Vermont approved the idea, calling for the state legislature to establish such a bank and urging passage of legislation designed to begin its implementation.
As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and European Union leaders threaten harsh economic sanctions could be imposed on Russia for its intervention in Ukraine, Russian state-controlled natural gas giant Gazprom threatened to disrupt gas supplies to Europe, turning Ukraine crisis into possible trade war.
Five Afghan soldiers have been killed and 17 people wounded in an airstrike by the NATO-led force in Afghanistan in eastern Logar province. The attack was conducted by drones."Coalition forces operating in Afghanistan have said in a statement that the bombing was an accident.
Ukraine’s new prime minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk,:government would do its best to avoid default, expects EU/IMF economic stabilization package soon. European Commission offered Ukraine 11 billion euro loan if Kiev agrees a deal with IMF. Help from IMF or World Bank normally includes drastic austerity measures
US Navy guided missile destroyer, USS Truxton,heading toBlack Sea US said is a “routine” deployment, to conduct training with the Romanian and Bulgarian navy decided long before the crisis in Ukraine. US fighter jets would join NATO patrols on missions in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Ukraine’s former prime minister urged Europe to take strong action over Crimea's attempt to join Russia. Lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia, would put decision to voters in 10 days. New Ukrainian government declared planned vote illegal.
Obama told Putin that "Russia's actions are in violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, which has led us to take several steps in response, sending US fighter jets to allied countries located near Ukraine, imposing visa restrictions on Russians. US military build-up in NATO countries,
Smart Balance will remove genetically modified organisms from their butters and spreads, follows the precedent set by General Mills to remove GMOs from one of its main cereals: Cheerios. o 80% of processed foods in the US contain genetically modified organisms.
Medical pot legislation thus far been curbed by the state Senate. People across the country leaving their states where marijuana treatment is unobtainable and punishable by arrest in order to seek out the best possible natural medicine that money can buy, known as “marijuana refugees.
Scientists have unearthed a giant virus more than 30,000 years old from the frozen soil in a remote region of Siberia. Ancient virus harmless to people, scientists warn thawing of permafrost in polar regions, as a result of either climate change or mining, could bring threats to human health.
Study conducted in Switzerland, 12 patients suffering deep anxiety due to serious illnesses participated in several drug-free psychotherapy sessions, and then joined a pair of therapists for two full-day psychotherapy sessions, separated by two to three weeks, under the influence of LSD.
Two men were found guilty of stealing an American company's secret recipe for making a chemical used to whiten products from cars to the middle of Oreo cookies and selling it to a competitor controlled by the Chinese government.
Russian energy giant Gazprom increased the price of gas supplies to Ukraine. In the past Russian president Putin granted Ukraine discount on its gas supplies. Deal renegotiated every three months, not renewed. Ukraine not able to pay debts in full, owe $2bn, pressure on Kiev.
CIA officers allegedly hacked into US Senate Intelligence Committee’s computers to find out what oversight committee found out about its controversial detention, treatment of terror suspects. Unclear whether alleged hacking limited to CIA document leak/whistleblower hunt or went even further.
Russia’s top natural gas producer Gazprom: Ukraine informed company it could not pay for February gas deliveries. Ukraine managed to redeem $10 million on total debt of $1.529 billion. No repayment possible, country will default, gas shut off looming. Ukraine may get no Russian gas, price discount ends.
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) shocked CNN host Kate Bolduan on Wednesday when he asserted that Congress and President Barack Obama could solve the crisis in Ukraine by approving the Keystone XL pipeline, should move forward on natural gas exports very quickly.
Russian lawmaker working on bill that would freeze assets of European, American companies operating in Russia in reply to Western economic sanctions. Separate federal bill would allow Russian government to confiscate foreign owned property, in Russia, including assets of private companies.
Former presidential hopeful and long-time lawmaker Ron Paul told RT that he doesn’t think the United States should get involved any further in the escalating situation in Ukraine. “I don’t think we have any business there, It’s their civil strike, their civil war, deciding who to run that country should be left to them.
Former Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich said it was driven by covert action by the United States. American meddling in Ukraine’s affairs is what sparked the current situation, Ukrainians being exploited by Western powers.
Europeans have powerful reasons not to sanction Moscow. Europe depends on Russia’s gas, Moscow exercises strong influence over Germany, the most important economy in Europe.
Iran’s Defense Ministry announced delivery of a massive consignment of indigenous ballistic missiles to the country’s Armed Forces. The missiles and the system have been designed and produced by the Aerospace Industries Organization of Iran's Defense Ministry.
Israeli soldiers have reportedly taken position near the southern Lebanese border town of Maroun al-Ras, shortly after violating Beirut’s airspace. Israeli jets entered Lebanese airspace over border towns. Israel violates Lebanon’s airspace on an almost daily basis.
Small amounts of glyphosate can cause cancer, inhibit proper endocrine function, cause birth defects, and inflict infertility upon unsuspecting women. Rats fed Monsanto’s maize developed massive breast tumors. EPA has proposed to hike allowable limits of glyphosate in GMO crops and in animal feed.
Center for Food Safety (CFS) has formally filed a legal challenge demanding that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) protect our wildlife and their habitat by banning the use of GMOs and neonicotinoid pesticides in National Wildlife Refuges, the sanctuary for trees, plants, flowers, and animals.
Kroger and Safeway, two of the largest grocery store companies in the US have agreed not to sell genetically modified salmon rejecting GM AquAdvantage® salmon. Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Target have also pledged to refuse to sell genetically engineered salmon.
Vladimir Putin accused U.S. of interfering in world affairs as if it were conducting experiments on lab rats without understanding consequences of what they’re doing, accused the West of driving Ukraine into anarchy, remind them of military interventions in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan.
Russian soldiers in Ukraine since late 1990s in accordance with a Kiev-Moscow agreement, stationed in Crimea over a decade. Moscow annually writes off $97.75 million of Kiev’s debt for right to use Ukrainian waters, radio frequency resources, environmental impact caused by Black Sea Fleet operations.
International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) called changes to cannabis laws in Uruguay, US a ‘very grave danger to public health, medical cannabis in Colorado led to increase in cannabis-related treatment admissions, car accidents where the drivers were under the influence of marijuana
Russia: will retaliate against any sanctions United States impose on Moscow over Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: criticized West’s threats of “sanctions, boycotts, Russian troops in Ukraine's Crimean peninsula necessary to protect country’s citizens.
FDA concerned about internal whistleblowers leaking key intel to public. government monitoring social networks to track flow of information now dominated by the alternative news.
Same family as cardomom, turmeric, ginger used as a culinary spice for centuries, medicinal qualities, over 14 bio-active compounds slow aging, stop Osteoperosis, reduce arthritis, kill ovarian, lung, gastric, and leukemia cancer cells, protect against radiation, prevent blood clotting, heart attacks.
It is called transhumanism and scientists in the UK and US have already submitted proposals to legally create GMO babies. Actually, GMO human embryos have already been created. FDA say they are worried that not enough testing had been done on animals or in vivo to start creating GMO babies.
Germany is Russia's most important trading partner, mostly in oil and energy. 5,000 German companies with operations in Russia. Sweden, Baltic states, Poland want tough sanctions against Russia. France, willing to give diplomacy a chance. Stock markets in Russia plummet to lowest in five years.
Each of Russia’s 13 gold medalists given a Mercedes GL-Class SUV (worth $146,000) in addition to $120,000 in cash. The 11 silver medalists were awarded with a Mercedes ML-Class (worth $99,500) and $76,000. 9 bronze medalists drove away in their Mercedes GLKs (worth $59,500) with $52,000.
The ad for MarijuanaDoctors.com, which bills itself as a service through which residents in states that have legalized the use of medical marijuana can find certified providers, began airing on Monday in New Jersey and Chicago, and has been seen on networks including AMC, Comedy Central, ESPN and Fox.
Facebook reportedly in talks to take over an American-based aerospace company, could have its fleet of drones delivering internet to currently unconnected people across the world. each aircraft is fitted with solar panels capable of generating enough energy to keep a drone in the sky for five years.
Stock markets have plunged in the US, Europe and Russia amid political tension over the crisis in Ukraine. Global stocks slumped on Monday as Western powers threatened Russia with “sanctions and boycotts” because of its deployment of troops to the Crimea region of Ukraine.
Obama administration “plotted” and “abetted” the ouster of Ukraine's Russian-backed president to install a “puppet regime,” a retired CIA officer and political activist says. United States has plotted, has aided and abetted and tried to put in the new premier or the new prime minister of the Ukraine,” said Ray McGovern.
A senior Iranian lawmaker has played down the US’s recent military threats against Iran, reaffirming that the Islamic Republic is fully prepared to counter Washington’s “military option.”“We have always been prepared for [countering] the US’s threatening option on the table, i.e. military action.”
Obama administration is said to be preparing to announce yet another delay in implementing the Affordable Care Act. plans to allow insurance companies to continue selling plans that would otherwise be banned under the law, plans that do not meet Obamacare’s minimum coverage requirements.
In this audio Cooper exposes Alex Jones as a liar. Click the link in the audio and find out who greatly influences Alex Jones. The Alex Jones interview wherein Bill Cooper is suppose to have used fowl language and had to be cut off. Why did Jones lie about Bill Cooper? William Cooper & his Death 1 The son of a U.S. Air Force officer, Cooper was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with combat V and the Navy Achievement Medal with combat V. He was honorably discharged in 1974.
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.
The cofounder of CODEPINK, the Women for Peace organization, Medea Benjamin, was detained against her will on Monday, March 3rd, at the Cairo, Egypt airport. She wasn’t permitted to enter the country even though all her papers were in order. Ms. Benjamin was trying to make her way to Gaza to celebrate on March 8th, “International Women’s Day,” with a delegation of 100 women from around the world, and to also mark a day of solidarity with the women/peoples of Gaza.
Instead of being permitted to travel to Gaza, she was first put into a holding area and later tossed into a cell. She spent a night in the cell with other female prisoners. Eventually, she was able to make contact with the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. But, before they could make it to the airport to assist her, five plain-clothed Egyptian security personnel came into jail, assaulted and injured her, put her in handcuffs, and forced her onto a plane headed to Istanbul, Turkey.
As a result of the abusive and harsh treatment by the Egyptians, the 61-years old, “a very petite” activist, sustained serious and painful injuries to her left shoulder. When she was on the airplane heading to Turkey, a doctor, fortunately, was able to treat her injuries. He put her left arm back into its socket and gave her medicine to relieve her intense pain. This interview took place at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Friday afternoon, March 7th. Here is Medea Benjamin’s account of her traumatic ordeal in her own words. Keep in mind, the current Egyptian regime receives $1.5 billion in annual aid from the U.S. taxpayers.
The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is holding its annual confab at the Washington Convention Center. (http://www.aipac.org) Its stated mission is to “promote U.S. Israel relations.” On Sunday, March 2, 2014, it was confronted by spirited activists protesting outside the convention hall. They were led by CODEPINK, a national women organization that stands for “Peace and Social Justice.” (http://www.codepink4peace.org).
A strong Palestinian-American contingent was also present at the demonstration. CODEPINK is protesting for “Palestinian rights and no war with Iran.” (Check out: Human Rights Watch, at: https://www.hrw.org/middle-eastn-africa/israel-palestine. Earlier this week, CODEPINK/and or one of its allies, released a video mocking AIPAC. It was posted on You Tube, but it was later “taken down!” Supposedly, it is up again. See: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/01/352840/parody-video-reflects-aipacs-intentions/
Speaking on camera on this video is Medea Benjamin-co founder of CODEPINK. She is leaving tonight with a delegation of women to Gaza, via Egypt. I asked a number of the AIPAC delegates at the demonstration, if they wanted to speak on camera, but they all declined. One of them told me off-line: “What’s the point? You see how small this protest is.”
Over a thousand environmental activists gathered at the War Memorial Plaza in Baltimore, at noon, on February 20, 2014, to protest/stop the Cove Point project. It is a planned “mega-fracked gas export facility.” It is owned by Dominion, a Virginia-based company, and it’s located on the Chesapeake Bay in Calvert County, Southern Maryland. At the moment, Dominion is attempting to secure “an essential permit” for building the project from the Maryland Public Service Commission. After the rally at the plaza, the activists marched over to the building housing the offices of the PSC and Gov. Martin O’Malley to make their protest known with loud music and even louder catcalls. To learn more about this spirited protest and its organizers, go to: http://org.salsalabs.com/o/423/p/salsa/web/common/public/signup?signup_page_KEY=7727 Speaking on camera are: Emily Wurth, Del. Heather Mizeur and Max Obuszewski.
http://usawatchdog.com/bond-market-bubble-in-search-of-a-pin-doug-casey/ - Doug Casey of CaseyResearch.com warns, "Were going into what I call 'The Greater Depression.' It's going to be much more serious than what happened in the 1930's. . . . A depression is a period of time when most people's standard of living drops significantly." Casey explains, "There is a gigantic amount of debt in the U.S. at all levels—governmental, corporate and individual. Debt is a sign you have been living above your means. It's a debt bubble, and this is a major reason the government wants interest rates low. When interest rates rise, it makes it harder for people in debt to service that debt. They are simply delaying the inevitable at this point, but it is inevitable what is going to happen, and we are going to have a fantastic depression." On physical gold and silver, Casey says, "Gold is more important to own and perhaps a better bargain now than in 1971 or 2001, and the same is true of silver."
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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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