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Does Nestle’s CEO Still Think Water is Not a Basic Human Right? - Video

January 8th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/nestles-ceo-still-think-water-not-basic-human-right/

Should water be considered a basic human right, or should corporations own the water we drink and determine who is allowed to drink it? Back in 2013, Nestle’s former CEO and current Chairman went on record in saying that water should in fact be privatized — owned entirely by corporations like Nestle.

Crimea Putting Up Thousands of Tourist Signs in Time for Summer Season

January 7th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150107/1016616256.html

Crimean authorities working to put up thousands of modern, interactive signs in Russian and English for tourists for summer season, directing visitors to historical, cultural heritage sights, nature preserves, resorts and hotels. January 1st, law turns Crimea into free economic zone; incentives for business, tax breaks, preferential customs regime, state rebates for companies providing employees with social, medical insurance, pensions. Law simplified issuing visas to tourists, businesspeople and officials, now able to receive 30 day entry visa at border.

Gun sales surged in December

January 7th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://patriotrising.com/2015/01/07/gun-sales-surged-december/

FBI background checks, the most reliable measure of gun sales, surged in December, capping a year that experienced strong growth in the last three months. Background checks totaled 2.3 million in December, according to FBI. Reports of people buying guns after local incidents of violence. Gun shop owners in St. Louis area reported spike in sales following protests.

Foreign Real Estate: More Than a Second Home

January 7th, 2015
Categories: News, World

Link: http://marketdailynews.com/2015/01/07/foreign-real-estate-more-than-a-second-home/

As I wrap up my month-long visit to my second home here at the southern end of the great African continent, my thoughts have turned to goings-on in the United States — endless political dysfunction, arrogant cops in open revolt against elected authorities, and riots in the streets.

Hedge fund manager shot dead in NYC, son being questioned

January 6th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://rt.com/usa/219963-hedge-fund-dead-son/

A Manhattan hedge fund founder was fatally shot in the head on Sunday afternoon in his Upper East Side apartment. His 30-year-old son has been taken into custody, according to authorities.

Judge extends restrictions on tear gas use amid Ferguson protests

January 6th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://rt.com/usa/220335-tear-gas-ferguson-court/

A federal judge has extended a restraining order regarding use of tear gas in Ferguson, Missouri as part of a lawsuit against local and state law enforcement that alleges use of the chemical agent violated protesters' constitutional rights .US District Judge Carol Jackson was to hear evidence Tuesday in the case, but decided to extend the temporary restraining order for 45 days, according to KSDK.

Flood of ‘boat people’: US Coast Guard sees 117% rise in Cubans sailing to Florida

January 6th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://rt.com/usa/220331-cuban-boat-people-captured-increase/

US Coast Guard saw a flood of Cuban immigrants attempting to make the 90-mile trip to the shores of the United States during December, stopping 481 migrants in 37 different events ‒ a 117 percent increase from December 2013. First five days of 2015, 96 Cuban migrants interdicted at sea in seven separate events in the Florida Straits.

Jeff Gundlach: "If Oil Drops To $40 The Geopolitical Consequences Could Be Terrifying"

January 5th, 2015
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-05/jeff-gundlach-if-oil-drops-40-geopolitical-consequences-could-be-terrifying

In a recent interview with FuW, DoubleLine's Jeff Gundlach explained his concerns about the oil market not being "unequivocally good" for everyone... Question: The crash in the oil market is already causing jitters in the financial markets around the globe. What is your take on that? Gundlach: Oil is incredibly important right now. If oil falls to around $40 a barrel then I think the yield on ten year treasury note is going to 1%. I hope it does not go to $40 because then something is very, very wrong with the world, not just the economy. The geopolitical consequences could be – to put it bluntly – terrifying.

Dallas Black Panthers are Responding to Police Brutality, With Armed Neighborhood Patrols

January 5th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Dallas_Black_Panthers_are_Responding_to_Police_Brutality%2C_With_Armed_Neighborhood_Patrols/40584/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Former Army Rangers and other citizens have donned their military attire and assault-rifles in response to police brutality. The Black panthers have organized a paramilitary group in Dallas which states its goal of “going into our communities and educating our people on federal, state, and local gun laws. We want to stop fratricide, genocide—all the ‘cides.

The CIA has to approve every script for spy drama The Americans

January 3rd, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_CIA_has_to_approve_every_script_for_spy_drama_The_Americans/40517/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Cold War TV spy drama The Americans is a fictional account of two Soviet spies living in the United States. CIA has to approve every script before it's even shot. The Americans was created by Joe Weisberg, a former CIA agent. FBI has an entire unit devoted to making sure it's viewed in the best possible light.

How Low Income New Yorkers Are Benefiting From The NYPD’s Work Stoppage

January 2nd, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/How_Low_Income_New_Yorkers_Are_Benefiting_From_The_NYPD%E2%80%99s_Work_Stoppage/40514/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Residents who are normally hit with tickets for minor violations tend to be low income individuals who are forced to pay up a hefty portion of their paychecks. Practice will strain police budgets, which rely on fines from tickets to make-up for funding shortfalls. ​

New tactic: Smugglers put ships on autopilot

January 2nd, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/491c36f6801540dd8f01ab521de386f8/italy-rescuing-more-migrants-mediterranean

Smugglers who bring migrants to Europe by sea appear to have adopted a new, more dangerous tactic: cramming hundreds of them onto a large cargo ship, setting it on an automated course to crash into the coast, and then abandoning the helm. Among the migrants, believed to be from war-ravaged Syria.

Thousands of undocumented immigrants apply for new California driver’s license program

January 2nd, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/thousands-of-undocumented-immigrants-apply-for-new-california-drivers-license-program/

Thousands of immigrants lined up to apply for driver’s licenses in California under a law that went into effect on Friday, making the most populous U.S. state the latest to expand the privilege to people in the country illegally. Department of Motor Vehicles created special processing centers at four former businesses: a grocery store, a large dry cleaner, a movie theater and a restaurant.

Former US senator to lead new cannabis company, 'Kush'

January 2nd, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://rt.com/usa/219463-gravel-senator-executive-marijuana/

Former US Senator Mike Gravel who represented Alaska from 1969 to 1981 will head KUSH, a subsidiary of Cannabis Sativa Inc, company that develops and markets cannabis products to states that have legalized both medical and recreational marijuana.

The CIA's Inquisition: How Terrorism And Conspiracy Theory Became The New Blasphemy And Heresy

January 1st, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2015/01/01/the-cia-s-inquisition-how#more25284

Assumption of guilt is stronger than facts, whether "heretic," or "terrorist. Terrorism and conspiracy replaced blasphemy and heresy. Church promised its flock salvation; National Security State promises its flock security. Western democracies have not escaped poisons of propaganda, totalitarian power, and unthinking religious faith in government authorities.

NYPD Arrests Down 66% Since Officers’ Death

January 1st, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.orrazz.com/2014/12/nypd-arrests-down-66-since-officers.html

The NYPD confirmed Citations for traffic violations fell from 10,069 to 587 in week starting Dec. 22 arrests have plummeted in the wake of the murder of two police officers in Brooklyn on Dec. 20.

Ambush prompts all-night LAPD manhunt

December 29th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://rt.com/usa/218463-lapd-manhunt-ambush-gunmen/

The Los Angeles Police Department has called off a search for a suspect still at large, who was allegedly involved late on Sunday in a shooting ambush on a police patrol car. Another person was arrested shortly after the shooting. The shooting, which didn’t result in injury.

Ireland opens parliamentary inquiry into banking crisis

December 28th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/27/irel-d27.html

A parliamentary inquiry into banking crisis in Ireland commenced December 17 which will do nothing to hold anyone responsible for the financial collapse in 2008. Witnesses to be called, include bankers politicians, economists, accountants and media. Nothing will be done to uncover criminal practices of those who crashed the economy. Nor will the swindling of billions from working people through the bailout of Ireland’s bankrupt financial institutions be subjected to serious scrutiny.

Gold And Silver – Wall Street, aka United States, Pulls Off Another Destructive Coup

December 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://marketdailynews.com/2014/12/28/gold-and-silver-wall-street-aka-united-states-pulls-off-another-destructive-coup/#sthash.hdgDxW4K.dpuf

What did Wall Street just do? It guaranteed that any losses from all derivatives that arise
within the bankrupt banking system will be passed onto the taxpaying serfs called United
States citizens.,. What it means is that taxpayers will be responsible for all losses resulting from theses derivative contracts.

Illinois cop charged with burglarizing homes and businesses while on duty and in uniform

December 27th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Illinois_cop_charged_with_burglarizing_homes_and_businesses_while_on_duty_and_in_uniform/40344/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Officer Brian Barker, 41, of Moro charged with 10 counts of burglary, and official misconduct. He was accused of targeting Edwardsville businesses since 2012; one count of residential burglary of a home in Moro, one count of aggravated possession of stolen firearms.

The Dow at 18,000: Contradictions mount in world economy

December 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/27/pers-d27.html

The ever-widening gap between financial markets and the real economy is creating the conditions for economic turmoil and the eruption of social and political struggles.

US steps up Pakistan drone murders amid crackdown over school attack

December 27th, 2014
Categories: News, Middle East, War

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/27/dron-d27.html

Eight people were killed yesterday in two drone strikes in North Waziristan, a remote and impoverished area along Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan.

The Empire is Crumbling, That is Why it Needs War

December 27th, 2014
Categories: News, War

Link: http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/12/26/the-empire-is-crumbling-that-is-why-it-needs-war/

Last night, in Beijing, I sat in a historic Szechuan restaurant with a friend who happens to be a Chinese diplomat. We exchanged some stories, ordered food, and then, suddenly, my throat felt dry and my eyes got misty.

The Liberal Idiocy on Russia/Ukraine

December 27th, 2014
Categories: News, War

Link: http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2014/12/27/the-liberal-idiocy-on-russia

American pundits are often more interested in scoring points against their partisan rivals than in the pain that U.S. policies inflict on people in faraway lands, as columnists Paul Krugman and Thomas L. Friedman are showing regarding Russia and Ukraine.

Magic Growth Numbers — Paul Craig Roberts

December 26th, 2014
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/12/26/magic-growth-numbers-paul-craig-roberts/

In America, unlike in other countries, a huge chunk of medical spending goes to insurance company profits, not to health care. Another big chunk goes to paperwork, which has a variety of purposes such as collecting personal information on patients and combating fraud (probably the paperwork costs more than fraud).

Russia to counteract NATO's boosted presence in Black Sea – envoy

December 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War

Link: http://rt.com/news/217839-nato-black-sea-warship/

Moscow is being forced to come up with countermeasures in response to NATO's increased presence in the Black Sea, Russia’s envoy to the alliance said following an announcement on the arrival of another US warship in the area.

The secret GMO war: double agents, betrayal, greed?

December 26th, 2014
Categories: News, Health

Link: http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/the-secret-gmo-war-double-agents-betrayal-greed/

We need to understand the distinction between two kinds of labeling. Voluntary labeling=“I own this health-food store, and I’m doing my best to sell you non-GMO products. All such products will carry a seal that says ‘Non-GMO’.”

NYPD Arrests Two More Suspects for Threatening to Kill Policemen

December 25th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://sputniknews.com/us/20141225/1016242333.html

41-year old man, Tyrone Melville identified as a suspect, who called the 84th precinct switchboard, told he wanted to kill more police officers. Identified himself as Ismaayil Brinsley, the dead suspect of the two killed policemen. Jose Maldonado from Brooklyn arrested, posted threat to kill police on his Facebook page.“Might just go out and kill two cops myself!!!”with pictures of dead police officers.

Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to bribery charges, faces 17-year prison sentence

December 25th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://rt.com/usa/217463-fbi-agent-bribery-guilty/

A former FBI agent pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bribery charges, conspiracy to commit fraud, and theft of government property in which he and a confidant attempted to offer someone confidential information about a Bangladeshi politician in exchange for cash.

Obama administration accelerates transfers of Guantanamo detainees

December 25th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://rt.com/usa/217515-pentagon-transfers-prisoners-guantanamo/

Dozens of innocent men still held at the Guantanamo Bay prison complex in Cuba can expect to be transferred in next six months Obama talks with leaders from a wide range of potential host countries in the hope that they will accept all 64 detainees now approved for transfer. Four men were transferred to Afghanistan last week after being held in the prison for over a decade without charge.

Monsanto/Bayer's GM Plants Contaminate Europe Despite Ban

December 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Health

Link: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/breaking-monsantobayers-gm-plants-contaminate-europe-despite-ban-1

Despite a cultivation and seed import ban of genetically modified (GM) oilseed rape in Switzerland, Monsanto and Bayer's GM plants have been introduced into the environment there, confirming fears that once the GM genie has been let out of the bottle it can not be put back.

Can the Bankster Elites Take Down Russia?

December 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.silverdoctors.com/can-the-bankster-elites-take-down-russia/

What most people refuse to understand, if not even acknowledge, is the extent to which the elites have an utter stranglehold on the world’s financial system, and by world we do not mean just the Western world.

Man sent back to prison for getting job that started too early in the morning

December 24th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/23/man-prison-job-too-early-morning

A prisoner who was released on licence is spending Christmas back in jail after he was punished for taking a job which started at 6.15 in the morning, 45 minutes before his night-time curfew expired. His parole was supervised by a private company.

50 Numbers From 2014 That Sound Fake But That Are Actually Real

December 24th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/50_Numbers_From_2014_That_Sound_Fake_But_That_Are_Actually_Real/40280/0/38/38/Y/M.html

20 percent of American families on food stamps, average age when a man in America first gets married 29.0 years. 31.1 percent of U.S. young adults living with parents. One-third of Americans have file in FBI’s criminal database. 48 percent of Americans can immediately come up with $400 in emergency cash without borrowing or selling something. 59 percent of Americans in favor of torturing prisoners. 52 percent of Americans made less than $30,000 last year. In 1980, 3,000 SWAT raids in United States, today, 80,000 SWAT raids per year. 49 million Americans face food insecurity. Student loan debt 1.2 trillion dollars. One-third of of United States (110 million people) has sexually transmitted disease. $18,031,021,541,347.52 U.S. national debt.

Angry protests broke out in Berkeley - Video

December 24th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/25/391715/angry-protests-broke-out-in-berkeley/

Angry Americans took to streets in Berkeley, Missouri on Wednesday after police shot and killed another black teenager Tuesday night. 18-year-old Antonio Martin was shot dead by a police officer near a gas station in Berkeley. Police say Martin pointed a gun at officers.

St. Louis police release footage of fatal Berkeley shooting - Video

December 24th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://rt.com/usa/217383-police-fatal-shooting-newser/

Police say an 18-year-old teenager who was shot dead by officers in the St. Louis area was armed and had a violent criminal past, identified as 18-year-old Antonio Martin, shot once after an officer discharged his weapon three times during altercation at Mobile Gas station, reportedly armed at the time of the shooting, not believed to have fired his weapon.

Ukraine Briefly Cuts Power to Crimea Amid Dispute With Russia Over NATO

December 24th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014973088

Ukraine on Wednesday briefly severed electricity to the Crimean peninsula, nine months after it was annexed by Russia, in a pointed reminder of the territory’s reliance on Ukrainian energy sources.

Antisémitox & French Survival Instinct

December 24th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/2014/12/24/antismitox-french-survival-instinct

A lack of self-reflection is embedded in Jewish culture, ideology and politics. This elementary observation helps to explain why many Jews regard anti-Semitism as strictly a collective psychosis or general disease of the Goyim.

Parents of US toddler injured in SWAT raid face $1 million in medical bills

December 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/12/23/geor-d23.html

The parents of 18-month-old Bounkham Phonesavanh Jr., known affectionately as "Bou-Bou," told ABC’s 20-20 news program last week that they owe $1 million in medical expenses after their son was nearly killed by a flash-bang grenade during a late night SWAT team raid on a relative’s home in rural Georgia. The county government has refused to compensate them, claiming that it would be a violation of state law.

Kevlar & caution: US police on high alert following cop killings

December 22nd, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://rt.com/usa/216567-usa-police-directives-safety/

Police departments in the US are warning officers to take extra care after cop killings. Officers advised to wear bulletproof vests, not make inflammatory posts on social media. New York Police Department (NYPD) union told cops they should not make arrests “unless absolutely necessary,

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