Permalink Vladimir Putin’s Geopolitical Strategy For World Peace

SOTN Editor’s Note:
The following analysis is a critical one about the true role of Putin’s Russia in world affairs. President Putin has been grossly misrepresented by the USA and especially by the Mainstream Media. Only by understanding the following narrative will Putin’s actions, and inactions, begin to make perfect sense.

The current global geopolitical chessboard is extremely complicated and apparently chaotic. It requires a uniquely perceptive understanding in order to comprehend how Russia responds to each and every move by the Western powers. Russia knows what the USA & Company is going to do before the dunderheads in Washington do; therefore, Putin is never forced to react and is always in the position to respond appropriately.

Truly, Russia has bred a nations of consummate chess-players, while the West is still trying to figure out how to play checkers.

Vladimir Putin’s Geopolitical Strategy For World Peace. What does Putin want?

A Major Analysis by Rostislav Ishchenko

Source: http://actualcomment.ru/chego-khochet-putin.html

Translated from the Russian by Denis, Gideon, and Robin

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Permalink US Wars Kill Mostly Civilians

by Stephen Lendman

Post-9/11 alone, millions of civilians perished in US direct and proxy wars. They were either in harm's way, deliberately targeted, or perished from war related violence, preventable diseases or deprivation.

Washington, like Israel, considers noncombatant civilians legitimate targets. International law calls killing them a war crime.

Obama's Iraq war and Syria bombing aren't against IS terrorists. They're US recruited proxy foot soldiers, supported by American air power.

Washington's Friday's Aleppo area bombing murdered dozens of noncombatant civilians - not a single IS terrorist. None were targeted.

Noncombatant civilians alone were in the Birmahle area struck - no IS terrorists. No clashes were reported.

US CENTCOM lied reporting "no indication that any civilians were killed in these strikes." It claimed "several ISIL fighting positions (were) destroy(ed)." It said "more than 50 ISIL fighters" were targeted.

It bears repeating, ONLY civilians were killed - no IS terrorists. None were present - nor any IS "fighting positions."

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Permalink US-Dominated NATO Readying for War on Russia?

by Stephen Lendman

Mounting evidence should scare everyone - especially with neocon lunatics in Washington driving policymaking.

They deplore peace. They demand endless wars against all nations not subservient to America's will - puppet vassal states serving US interests, letting their resources be plundered for profit.

Russia and China are prime targets - the only nations able to challenge America militarily, economically, and/or politically.

Washington pressuring Japan and other Asian nations against China shows what Beijing faces. So does America's planned increased regional military presence.

Growing numbers of US combat troops close to Russia's borders reflect confrontation waiting to happen - between the world's preeminent nuclear states risks the unthinkable.

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Permalink The May 2nd Odessa Massacre: Why Obama’s Coup-Regime Still Runs Ukraine

Eric Zuesse

The May 2nd Ukrainian massacre of anti-regime pamphleteers last year at the Odessa Trade Unions Building, burning these pamphleteers alive there, was crucial to the Obama Administration’s solidification of its control over Ukraine. That massacre was designed to, and it did, terrorize the residents in all areas of Ukraine which had voted overwhelmingly for the man whom Obama had just ousted, Viktor Yanukovych. Especially in the Donbass region, Yanokovych had received 90%+ of the votes. In Odessa, he had received three-quarters of the votes. (Later will be explained why this terror against the residents of such regions was necessary for Obama’s purpose of solidifying his control over Ukraine’s government.)

So, the shocking methods of executing these people, and its being done in public and with no blockage of video images being recorded of these events by their many witnesses, and with the newly-installed Obama government in Kiev doing nothing whatsoever to prosecute any of these horrific murderers, there was a clear message being sent to the people who had voted for Yanukovych: If you resist the new authorities in any way, this is how you will be treated by them. This is how you will be treated (and that video was posted to the Internet by the perpetrators and their supporters, by headlining, "48 Russian Subversives Burned To Death In Fire At Trade Unions Building Fire In Odessa,” so that any other 'Russian Subversives' would have no doubt. However, those victims’ identities were subsequently published, and all of the victims were actually Odessa locals, none were Russians. The perpetrators were racist fascists, after all; and, so, being a ‘Russian’ meant, to them, being from a hated ethnicity, not necessarily being a citizen of Russia.) Terror was the obvious purpose here, and Obama was behind it, but nazis were in front of it, and they were proud of their handiwork — proud enough to film it and then to display it to the public.

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Permalink Shale oil and gas industry is a ponzi scheme facing collapse

by Dylan Murphy

The mainstream media keeps churning out good news stories about the booming shale oil and gas industry in the United States. Apparently, the fracking industry is going to lead to America becoming the next Saudi Arabia with a hundred years of oil and natural gas. It will provide cheap energy supplies that will boost U.S. Industry and give a major boost to consumers and help the so-called economic recovery. Yet all of the over inflated claims for shale oil and gas are based upon a fantasy. The geological evidence (See the exhaustive studies by University of Texas and by the geologist David Hughes for the Post Carbon Institute in 2014) shows quite clearly that shale gas and tight oil production is likely to peak in the next 5 years.

Tad Patzek, head of the University of Texas at Austin's department of petroleum and geosystems engineering, has commented that companies are trying to extract shale oil and gas as fast as possible. The danger of this is that, “we're setting ourselves up for a major fiasco”. He notes that after production peaks in 2020 “there's going to be a pretty fast decline on the other side” and ''that's when there's going to be a rude awakening for the United States.” He notes rather ominously that, “it cannot be good for the US economy.”

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Permalink May Day in Venezuela: President Maduro to Raise Minimum Wage Once Again

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro announced he is increasing the minimum wage for the second time this yearas well as the pensions for retirees by 30 percent, raise salaries for government employees and military personnel as well. Maduro: "I have to protect the vital salary of the workers as defended by the constitution."

Permalink The Choice Before Europe

Washington continues to drive Europe toward two most likely outcomes of the orchestrated conflict with Russia. Either Europe or some European Union member government will break from Washington over Russian sanctions, forcing the EU off of the path of conflict with Russia, or Europe will be pushed into military conflict with Russia.

Permalink Russian Ruble Is 85% of Money Transfers in East Ukraine Rebel Republic

LPR Head Igor Plotnitsky; Two months after Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) introduced a multi-currency system over Kiev’s economic blockade Russian ruble took up 85% of money supply. 85% of all payments in LPR territory are made in Russian rubles while the Ukrainian hryvnia accounts for 12%.

Permalink France, Saudi discuss multi-billion-euro projects

France and Saudi Arabia discussing economic projects worth tens of billions of euros; French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. Energy deals "mainly in solar power" nuclear power cooperation, agreements on transport, civil aviation, health services, other infrastructure projects being discussed.

Permalink U.S. Fears a European “Lehman Brothers”, Greek Default Would Cause A New And Very “Unpredictable” Paradigm – Huge Uncertainty In Markets

U.S. Council on Economics is alarmed by risk being taken by European elites to bring Greece to heel. Greek default would cause a new and very “unpredictable” paradigm – huge uncertainty in markets. U.S. policy makers fear unforeseeable knock-on effects.

Permalink Donetsk Republic Nationalizes Banks, Draws Ire Of NATO and World Banking Cartel

Donetsk People’s Republic in the process of putting together a formal government, plans to nationalize banks that have parasitized Ukraine for years no doubt drawn the ire of oligarchs that own those banks and Anglo-American banking cartel that owns the United States and NATO countries bent on world hegemony and submission to their will.

Permalink 'Diet pill' warning: 'I felt like I was on fire'

In April 21-year-old Eloise Aimee Parry, from Shrewsbury, died in hospital on 12 April after becoming unwell after she took a substance she had bought on the internet. An inquest found she had consumed four times the fatal amount of Dinitrophenol,known as DNP; a toxic pesticide also used in explosives, human consumption inappropriate. The International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has now raised an alert with forces in 190 countries.

Permalink Canada poised to pass anti-terror legislation despite widespread outrage

Widespread protest failed to prevent Canada’s ruling Conservative Party from pushing sweeping anti-terror legislation; legal scholars, civil liberties groups, opposition politicians and pundits of every persuasion say will replace country’s democracy with a police state. The Globe and Mail newspaper denounced as a a plan to create a “secret police force”.

Permalink We have a very dangerous situation for the IMF, where the French IMF President(s) had a vested political interest in bailing out Greece at the time to save the French and German banks from major losses.

The IMF faces a dilemma right now. Threatening to stop providing funds to Greece means that Greece is less likely to repay it. On the other hand giving more money to Greece means that any default grows in size.

Permalink Tennessee just legalized the use of cannabis oil for limited medical purposes

Now legal to use cannabis oil for limited medical purposes in Tennessee. The new law allows patients who suffer from seizures or epilepsy and received a recommendation from a doctor to use cannabis oil. The law takes effect immediately. The bill doesn’t allow people to purchase oil made in Tennessee, possibly get oil from California, Colorado, 23 states where medical marijuana is legal.

Permalink US-backed Saudi forces dropped cluster bombs on Yemeni villages

US-backed, Saudi-led Arab war coalition War planes dropped illegal cluster munitions on several villages inhabited by thousands of people in northern Yemen; Human Rights Watch found. (HRW) found remnants of BLU 108 canisters, fired from a CBU 105 Sensor Fuzed Weapon.

Permalink Sanctions & Saber Rattling Doesn't Stop The US From Importing Russian Petroleum

Russia is the U.S. second largest non-OPEC source of net petroleum products in the month of January. Canada is the largest at 2.9 million barrels per day, Russia at 389,000 bd, Columbia 264,000 bd, Chad 93,000 bd and Mexico at 44,000 bd.

Permalink American justice: Couple faces 15 years for beach sex — pastor faces 4 months for molesting girl

A northern California pastor will serve no more than four months in jail for molesting a 9-year-old girl multiple times. Florida couple found guilty of having consensual sex on a public beach could face 15 years in prison for their conviction on lewd and lascivious exhibition charges.

Permalink ‘Father of internet’ speaks out against govt demand for back doors in encryption

Internet pioneer Vint Cerf: creating defects in encryption systems for law enforcement, often known as “back doors,” was “super, super risky” and not the “right answer.” Providing such access raises constitutional and legal questions.

Permalink Why NATO is terrified of Russia

Oil price war/raid on the ruble aimed at destroying Russian economy failed. Russian defense sure of conventional and nuclear superiority on sea and land, would reduce NATO forces to smithereens in a matter of hours. Moscow and Beijing preparing their own SWIFT banking system.

Permalink China’s Government Bond Market Opens for Foreigners

China has liberalized its bond market and issued bonds in yuan, significantly liberalized its bond market and opened it for foreigners. Chinese bond market is the third largest in the world after the US and Japan.

Permalink Texas Legislators Attempt to Give Federal Reserve Guards Arrest Powers

Bill H.B. 2346 would grant commissioned officers of the Federal Reserve some of the powers given to sworn peace officers – including powers of arrest, search and seizure – in matters taking place on Federal Reserve property or, more broadly, in matters related to the Fed.

Permalink DHS is working on an RFID biometric ID badge that knows when you go the bathroom

Employees are issued an RFID-enabled badge that a computer reads while they are at work. As they go about their day, the system collects information — when they arrive, eat lunch, or go to the restroom, for instance, or which computers they log into. The system then uses the information to establish patterns and issue an alert if something is amiss.

Permalink 6 FDA-Approved Foods Banned in Other Countries

Olestra isn’t processed by the human body, can lead to diarrhea, interfering with the absorption of vitamins A,D, E, and K. Australia, New Zealand banned farm-raised salmon, most bred with antibiotics. Drinks Made with Flame-Retardants. Ractopamine used to reduce fat in meat. Causes chromosomal changes, heart disease, hyperactivity. 160 Countries. Milk Containing rGBH; 27 countries banned the synthetic hormone. Genetically Modified Organisms; hundreds of countries have bans on GMOs.

54% of Food Sold at Walmart is Banned at Whole Foods

Banned in Other Countries, ‘Yoga Mat Chemical’ Found in 500 U.S. Foods

80% of Processed Foods in US Are Banned In Other Nations


Permalink Man Who Protested Police Brutality Shot in the Back of the Head, Family Says Cops Planted Gun

The mother of a black man whom Philadelphia police shot in the back of the head during a traffic stop claims in court the officers planted a gun on him. According to the complaint officers were aggressive from the get-go,says that they instigated a struggle and then shot him from behind when Tate-Brown tried to run away from the beating because he feared they would kill him.

Permalink “Caldrons of hell” created at Fukushima, says energy company official

“Caldrons of hell” created at Fukushima, says energy company official; Disaster is recurring each day at plant — Japan Nuclear Expert: We have a crisis “of a severity that can’t be imagined anywhere else.” 4 years have passed, the accident has not yet been brought to a close at all.

Permalink US warplanes kill dozens of civilians in Syria

US airstrikes in Syria killed dozens of civilians in a predominately Arab-populated village in the eastern part of Aleppo province Friday. The death toll was still rising as more bodies were found and missing family members were accounted for.

Permalink China, Russia to sign a host of cooperation deals during Xi’s visit to Moscow

China and Russia will sign a host of deals on energy, finances and investment during a visit by Chinese leader Xi Jinping to Moscow on May 8-10, Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Chen Gopin said on Monday.

Permalink Kill Gazans armed or unarmed: Israel told soldiers

60 Israeli soldiers testified they were ordered to “kill any person" they saw in the latest Israeli aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip in a 237-page report entitled "This is how we fought in Gaza" by the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence. "The instructions were to shoot right away. Whoever you spotbe they armed or unarmed, no matter what. The instructions are very clear. Any person you run into, that you see with your eyes -- shoot to kill."

Permalink Two-Thirds Of US Millionaires Fear "They Will Lose It All" If The Market Crashes

"Millionaires feel compelled to strive for more, spurred on by their own ambition, their desire to protect their lifestyle and an ever-present fear of losing it all. With memories of the financial crisis still lingering, most millionaires don’t have enough wealth to feel secure.

Permalink Another Brazen Challenge to the Federal Govt's Insane Marijuana Laws -- From the Most Unlikely of Places

Puerto Rican Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla Sunday signed an executive order legalizing medical marijuana. Under the order, the Puerto Rico Health Department is enabled to authorize the use of marijuana and its derivatives for health reasons. The order directs the secretary of health to produce a report laying out rules and regulations for the new system within 90 days.

Permalink EU Should Not Return to Cold War Confrontation With Russia - Italian PM

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi: "Regardless of the sanctions, the question of what kind of Europe we want to build, how we intend to build our relations with Russia in terms of a strategy, the fight against terrorism and dealing with a severe economic crisis in countries tied to Russia, such as Ukraine, should be the main issue of our discussions."

Permalink Greek govt pledges to pay off all debt, Varoufakis back in the game

Athens is set to repay loans to all creditors, including the IMF, said the government’s spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis. Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is set to again head the Greek negotiation team after being briefly dumped from the process.

Permalink Video shows four parole officers detained by gun-wielding police for Driving While Black - Video

Last year, four black parole officers driving on their way to arrest someone were blocked in by patrol cars at a busy intersection in Ramapo, New York (about 35 miles north of New York City). According to video the police pointed their guns at the parole officers, who had aroused suspicions because they were black people wearing bulletproof vests.

Permalink Why The Powers That Be Are Pushing A Cashless Society

The central banks areplanning drastic restrictions on cash . They see moving to electronic money will eliminate the underground economy, believe it will prevent a banking crisis and elimination of the ability to demand to withdraw funds from a bank, increase their control. Financial police searching people on trains passing through France to see if they are transporting cash, which they will seize.

Permalink Thousands of Farmers in India Rise up Against Monsanto

Some have said that India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, arrived at the nation’s pro-GMO position with the help of generous campaign funding from a GMO lobby, but that hasn’t stopped thousands of Indian farmers from demonstrating against Monsanto and their biotech cronies in a massive grassroots movement that shuns anti-farmer practices and genetically modified crop farming.

Permalink Dead zones recorded in Atlantic Ocean for first time - Video

for the first time researchers have discovered dead zones in these waters, areas low in both oxygen and salinity off the coast of Africa. Fish can't survive in the dead zones, researchers don't yet fully understand how microorganisms will react.

Permalink Israeli Commander: Civilian Toll Will Be Even Higher in Next Gaza War

Benny Gantz, Israeli Army commander during last summer’s invasion: “It’s going to be worse next time,” Gantz said, insisting that Hamas’ tactics require a dramatic change to the “rules of war,” Israel will have to attack civilians knowing Hamas is likely hiding behind them.

Permalink Sheriff Shoots Real Estate Agent as She Shows House, Then Walks Away Because 'He’s the Sheriff'

Sgt. Brian Doan, Hill accidentally shot a woman at a model home; refused to cooperate with the investigation and did not give a statement nor answer any questions. Citing the fact that he was the sheriff, Hill simply left the scene, not been charged.


Permalink Buffett Affirms Junk Food, Citing Lack of Smiles at WHOLE FOODS

Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc is the largest investor in Coca-Cola Co. and owns See’s Candies, affirmed his confidence in the market for sugary treats, told shareholders happiness is important to longevity. “I don’t see smiles on the faces of people at Whole Foods.

Permalink Australia First to Introduce a Compulsory Tax on Money Itself

The new compulsory control is provided for in the 2015 Australian budget.Everyone who has any savings must pay taxes on their savings. The measure is expected to serve as a global test balloon for Europe and North America.

Permalink Religious Fanaticism is a Huge Factor in Americans’ Support for Israel

Almost half of all Americans want to support Israel even if its interests diverge from the interests of their own country. Only a minority of Americans (47 percent) say that their country should pursue their own interests over supporting Israel’s when the two choices collide.

Permalink Michigan, Texas, Mississippi, California, Idaho And Washington All Jolted By Significant Earthquakes

Michigan hit by worst earthquake state has seen in more than 60 years. In recent days, a series of alarming earthquakes all over the United States. Number of volcanoes erupting right now is greater than 20th century’s average for an entire year. One scientist claiming solar activity declining faster “than any time in last 9300 years.”

Permalink Violent arrests of protesters follow charges against Baltimore cops in murder of Freddie Gray

Police in Baltimore, Maryland moved aggressively to arrest protesters Friday night, following an announcement earlier in the day that state prosecutors were charging six police officers in the murder of 25-year-old Freddie Gray.

Permalink US Imperialism Wages Permanent Warfare to Prevent Its Inevitable Collapse

US has always been a warfare state. For two centuries, the US purpose for war, on indigenous peoples, or nations all over the world, was to expand productive forces of capitalist exploitation. Recent events, alongside a steady fall in the rate of capitalist profit, indicate US imperialist warfare no longer produces the dominance the system seeks. Now wages war to prevent its inevitable collapse.

Permalink Americans will 'take more desperate acts due to desperate conditions' - Video

When the government kills people randomly but at a steady rate with impunity, “there becomes a “consciousness or an awareness of the fact that your situation is desperate enough to risk your life because it’s already at risk.”

Permalink Florida Cop Fired After Video Shows him Unload AR-15 on Fleeing Man that He Couldn’t Even See - Video

The Orlando police department fired Officer David Johnston after an internal investigation concluded he violated department regulations when he opened fire on a fleeing man; squeezed off 23 rounds at a man inside a parking garage. The suspect was on the other side of iron gates, posed no threat to Johnston, was 90 feet away. Incident captured on surveillance cameras.

Permalink This City in Oregon is Set to Become a ‘GMO-Free’ Zone

Ballots were mailed to Benton County residents on April 30, and a vote will transpire no later than May 19th, 2015. Restores Benton County residents’ right to local decision-making on agriculture.
Protects natural communities for healthy agriculture. Shield farmers from patent-holder lawsuits. Preserve Benton County residents’ right to save seeds. Prevent non-GMO market losses like that which occurred from GMO wheat contamination.


Permalink US Billionaire Says Now is Ideal Time to Invest in Russia

US billionaire investment mogul David Bonderman believes that there's no time like the present to invest in Russia, adding that US sanctions policy has only backfired on them.

Permalink Reporters singled out by police

POLICE TARGETED journalists in Baltimore late Friday night at the end of a day of peaceful mass protests demanding justice for Freddie Gray. While most protesters began to disperse as the 10 p.m. curfew was imposed, journalists, including three from SocialistWorker.org, remained to document the protests and anticipated police abuses.

Permalink US sends warships to Strait of Hormuz, claiming Iran threat

US Navy will deploy new forces to “accompany” US cargo ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz. The strait is one of the most important commercial waterways in the world, controlling the entrance to the Persian Gulf and handling massive flows of seaborne commercial traffic, including one third of seaborne oil.

Permalink Man who smashed police car faces higher bail than cop who murdered Gray

A police officer charged with the murder of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland, has ended up with less bail on him than a black teenager, who smashed a police car late last month.

Permalink IRS Seizes $107,000 from Business Owner for Making Cash Deposits - Video

learned this hard way when the IRS confiscated $107,702 from Lyndon McLellan's business account. DOJ has recently changed their policy on civil forfeiture to prevent this from happening to cash businesses. -

Permalink 60,000 Marijuana Plants Quarantined for Possible Pesticide Contamination

Denver officials ordered one warehouse full of these plants (worth $60 million in product) to go under quarantine due to the suspected use of pesticides that could harm consumers were the plants to be inhaled.

Permalink Venezuela to nationalize food distribution

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has promised to nationalize food distribution in the South American nation beset with record shortages of basic goods, runaway inflation and an escalating economic crisis, pledged earlier in the week to announce economic reforms.

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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 "There's just too much money in it": the war on drugs' profitable attacks on communities of color

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.


Permalink The Horrific Stories of CIA-Sponsored Torture That Aren’t In the Senate Report.»

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.



Permalink Paradise Stolen - DON'T SHOW YOUR CHILDREN!

Stefan Verstappen

Anti-War video showing another side to the cost of war - the life you could have had.


Permalink Chomsky: 'US invades, destroys country - that’s stabilization. Someone resists - destabilization'

While the International Criminal Court investigates and sentences African dictators, any of the crimes the US commits like the invasion of Iraq, which has destabilized an entire region, go unpunished, philosopher Noam Chomsky tells RT

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