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Japan gearing up for first military export deal in decades – report

July 6th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://rt.com/news/170744-japan-military-export-deal/

Tokyo is likely to approve its first military export deal in decades, Nikkei business daily reported. Japanese-made sensors will be installed on American PAC-2 missile defense systems, to be further re-exported to Qatar.

The militarization of American public schools

July 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/syra-j05.html

This fall, Syracuse, New York will join the still small but growing list of public schools dedicated to the training of students for military service in the United States Armed Forces.

The way forward in the fight against budget austerity and militarism

July 5th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/07/05/prot-j05.html

On July 6, thousands of people across Australia will again rally in demonstrations that reflect the deeply-felt opposition of millions toward the sweeping cutbacks to social services and welfare contained in the Abbott government’s 2014 budget.

Ukraine: Aftermath of bombing of civilians by Ukrainian air force *GRAPHIC* Video

July 3rd, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e8f_1404341730#0wIcl02AKZyTTBbJ.99

Seven killed, more injured in fighting between Ukrainian military and militia Wednesday in Staraya Konsrashovka, 20 km from Lugansk. Witness reports bombs dropped by Su-25 fighter jet. Attack hit residential area, widespread death, injury of civilians. Dozens of buildings completely destroyed.

Peaceful Coup in Thailand Restores Organic Agriculture & Sustainable Farming Practices

July 3rd, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/peaceful-coup-thailand-restores-organic-agriculture-sustainable-farming-practices/

Following a May 22nd coup in Southeast Asia’s Thailand, the new military-led government has unveiled plans to support organic agriculture and sustainable agricultural reforms. Furthermore, the new regime promises to: Invest in failing national infrastructure. Build new irrigation channels. Use media outlets to broadcast pertinent information to farmers. Prevent exploitation of labor through ending land renting schemes. Install heavier taxes for wealthy land owners and speculators that leave land unused when it was meant for agricultural use. Help farmers produce healthier products for consumer. Reducing subsidies for unwanted produce that ends up rotting in warehouses instead of allowing farmers to grow what consumers really want. The amended framework is based on the Thai King’s “New Theory” or “self-sufficiency economy,” and mirrors similar efforts found throughout the world attempting to break the back of the oppression and exploitation that results from dependence on a globalized system dominated by multinational corporate monopolies. This includes biotech monopolies over seed, and undue influence in government systems everywhere.

Russia Delivers 2nd Batch of Jets To Iraq As USA Unloads 4000 Hellfire Missiles

July 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Iraq

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Russia_Delivers_2nd_Batch_of_Jets_To_Iraq_As_USA_Unloads_4000_Hellfire_Missiles/36354/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Russia just delivered the second batch of Sukhoi fighter jets (which will be flown by Iraqi pilots and "are ready to provide air support to the armed forces"), and the US unloaded 4,000 additional Hellfire missiles to support Iraq's fight against the Islamist insurgents.

Shells devastate entire streets in eastern Ukrainian town (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

July 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/170032-lugansk-ukraine-shelling-airstrike/

Eyewitnesses in the Cossack settlement of Luganskaya have accused government forces of carrying out two airstrikes on densely-populated residential areas. 9 people died,11 wounded. Among the victims is a five year-old girl. . Kiev says the devastation is the result of shelling by secessionist forces.

Ceasefire in E. Ukraine, OSCE observers at Russian checkpoints agreed at Berlin meeting-Video

July 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/170012-lavrov-ukraine-talks-peace/

German FM Frank-Walter Steinmeie: A roadmap of measures that will point a way out of the Ukrainian crisis has been agreed during four-way talks between the foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine with the goal of reaching an unconditional and mutually agreed, sustainable ceasefire.”

GM blood cells to protect tomorrow’s soldiers from bioweapons?

July 2nd, 2014
Categories: News, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/169796-genetically-engineered-blood-cells/

Blood transfusions containing genetically engineered cells could be the future of countering germ warfare, according to new research sponsored by DARPA, which hopes modified blood cells could help neutralize biological toxins deployed against soldiers.

Ukraine president terminates ceasefire-Video

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/169512-ukraine-poroshenko-ceasefire-end/

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko decided to not prolong ceasefire with Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, announcing an end to a fragile deal to deescalate tensions in country's east regions. Since then, heavy shelling, intense shooting reported in city of Kramatorsk in Donetsk.

French ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy charged with corruption and influence peddling

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_07_02/French-ex-president-Nicolas-Sarkozy-charged-with-corruption-and-influence-peddling-0225/

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been charged with corruption and influence peddling in a criminal investigation, French prosecutors said Wednesday. The decision came after Sarkozy was questioned for 15 hours, marking the first time a French head of state has been taken into custody.

U.S. NATO General Calls for Troops in Ukraine-Video

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/U.S._NATO_General_Calls_for_Troops_in_Ukraine/36338/0/38/38/Y/M.html

NATO’s top military commander said Monday that American troops from the United States will be dispatched to Europe to respond to Russian aggression in Ukraine. American forces moved for stepped-up ground and air patrols in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland and Romania.

Russia warns US against more aid for Syria militants-Video

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/01/369379/russia-warns-us-over-syria-militants/

Russia’s Foreign Ministry criticized the move as “more than strange,” saying the potential aid would only bolster what the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have declared as being a “caliphate” in parts of Iraq and Syria.

22 alleged gang members killed in Mexico gun battle

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/30/369337/22-killed-in-mexico-gun-battle/

At least 22 alleged gang members have been killed in Mexico’s southeast in a clash with government soldiers. Reports said that the incident happened after the suspected gang members opened fire on soldiers, which led to the minutes-long gun battle. Mexican president pledged to get rid of gang violence.

Iran won’t sent troops to Iraq: Deputy FM-Video

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Iraq, Iran

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/01/369476/iran-wont-sent-troops-to-iraq-diplomat/

Iran will not send armed forces to fight against Takfiri terrorists in Iraq. Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian: “If Iraq requires our arms for combat against terrorism, we will provide these arms in accordance with international law and our bilateral contracts.”

Pro-Russians launch attack in eastern Ukraine-Video

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, War

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/01/369419/prorussians-launch-attack-in-donetsk/

Pro-Russians have launched an attack on an office of the Interior Ministry in eastern Ukraine, killing one police officer and seriously injuring two others. The renewed fighting comes a day after Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko refused to extend a 10-day ceasefire, which expired on Monday night.

General warns against US airstrikes in Iraq

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/01/369430/general-warns-against-us-strikes-in-iraq/

A retired US Army general deployed to Iraq three times warned against US airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Takfiri militants. Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Barbero, who spent more than 46 months in Iraq, says US airstrikes in Iraq would be “relatively ineffective” in beating the militants.

Lieberman calls for full-scale war on Gazans-Video

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/01/369435/lieberman-calls-for-allout-war-on-gaza/

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for major air and ground military operations in the besieged Gaza Strip. called for a repeat of “Defensive Shield II” in the impoverished territory.referring to Israel’s onslaught in the West Bank during the in 2000s.

Putin says West using Ukraine to destabilize region-Video

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/01/369439/west-using-ukraine-to-weaken-region/

Russian President Vladimir Putin: the West hatching a plot to destabilize the whole region through its intervention in Ukraine. Events provoked by the West in Ukraine are a concentrated manifestation of a containment policy against Russia,” Western sanctions regarding Russia a “policy instrument.

Communists seek to limit Presidential Administration powers

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/169576-russian-communists-presidential%20administration/

The Communist caucus in the State Duma is proposing a all decisions of Russia’s most influential state body the Presidential Administration would require parliamentary approval.Lawmakers claim that in Russia Presidential Administration has authority far beyond president’s functions.

What da... Outrage as Russian MPs outlaw explicit language in public arts

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/politics/169632-russia-language-explicit-ban/

The ban covers any public show from amateur speech or standup comedy to cinema blockbuster despite protests from the artistic community. From now on films with obscene words will only be sold with special warning stickers. The fines vary from $60 to $1,500 depending who breaks the law.

Fracking industry fumes as researchers reveal high levels of leaking methane

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/usa/169592-fracking-pennsylvania-study-scandal/

Latest drilling techniques for obtaining gas, which drill horizontally as opposed to the more traditional vertical drilling, shows a higher rate of leaking methane. Results suggest that hazardous leaks of methane could pose potential obstacles for drilling across the nation,

Ukraine military resumes ‘active phase’ of operation against ant-govt forces-Video

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/169580-ukraine-military-operation-east/

Massive artillery shelling and airstrikes have resumed in Eastern Ukraine after Kiev terminated a shaky ceasefire with local militias. Russia demanded that Kiev stop the military attacks on cities and announce a new ceasefire, which would result in an actual rather than a declarative pause in hostilities.

Marijuana Compounds Shown to Protect the Nervous System Against MS

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/active-plant-compounds-marijuana-protect-nervous-system-ms/

Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology: active chemicals in marijuana can help treat multiple sclerosis and similar diseases. The active compounds, namely THC and CBD, are able to do so by inhibiting inflammation of the spinal chord and brain. “Cannabinoids, possess anti-inflammatory properties.

Spanish bank manager robs blind man of €27,000

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/news/spanish-bank-manager-robs-blind-man-27000

Bank manager in Spain charged with cheating a partially blind 93-year-old out of €27,000 by fooling him into signing a document which granted her access to his savings. Bank staff “gave excuses” and “showed opposition” when police officers requested the relevant documents for their investigation.

Israel Strikes 34 'Terror Targets' in Gaza After Bodies of Israeli Teens Found

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014837246

The Israeli Air Force carried out what it called "precision strikes" on 34 "terror targets" in the Gaza Strip overnight, after the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped in the West Bank earlier.

Any Israeli attack will open gates of hell: Hamas-Video

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, War, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/30/369331/hamas-warns-against-any-israeli-attack/

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has warned against any Israeli attack on Palestinians in retaliation for the death of three Israeli teenagers, said if Israel escalates the situation or start a war, the resistance movement will respond; the gates of hell will be opened.

Israeli forces raid, destroy Palestinian homes-Video

July 1st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/07/01/369345/israeli-forces-raid-palestinian-homes/

Israeli forces raid and destroy Palestinian homes in the occupied West Bank during search for suspects behind the alleged murder of three Israeli teens. Israeli soldiers demolished two homes, killed several Palestinians and arrested hundreds of others.

Hospitals in Slaviansk Ukraine Seeing Symptoms of Chlorine Poisoning

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140630/190763231/Hospitals-in-Slaviansk-Ukraine-Seeing-Symptoms-of-Chlorine.html

People with symptoms of chlorine poisoning are currently being admitted to hospitals in the Ukrainian city of Slaviansk after its suburbs underwent gunfire from Kiev-controlled security forces, Governor of Donetsk People’s Republic Pavel Gubarev accused Ukrainian army of using chemical weapons.

GOOGLE DECLARES WAR ON THE FIREARM INDUSTRY

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/GOOGLE_DECLARES_WAR_ON_THE_FIREARM_INDUSTRY/36304/0/38/38/Y/M.html

According to Google Support’s “Dangerous Products or Services” page, company “[wants] to keep people safe both online and offline, won’t allow the promotion of products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury include accessories, ammo, magazines, clips, scopes, attachments, slings.

The Rise of the ‘Super Weed’ Around the World

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Rise_of_the_%E2%80%98Super_Weed%E2%80%99_Around_the_World_/36314/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Texas cotton growers are petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency to let them use propazine, an alternative herbicide to Monsanto’s glysophate, which is currently used, to combat a “super weed” that has developed resistance to it. Herbicide-resistant weeds were first reported in the 1950s.

Putin signs into force more anti-extremism laws

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/politics/169352-russian-extremism-financing-ban/

New Russian laws introduce prison sentences for public calls in support of extremist activities as well as for providing extremists with financial assistance. Public calls for extremism will be punished with up to five years in prison. This applies to internet posts as well as mass media publications.

US spy agency trying to develop computers that think like humans

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/169372-machine-intelligence-cortical-networks/

A little-known US intelligence agency hopes to find firms capable of writing computer algorithms nearly identical to those implemented by the human brain. goal is to create new generation of machine learning algorithms achieve human-like performance on complex information processing tasks.

Facebook apologizes after secret psychological experiments caused outrage among users

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/169456-facebook-kramer-report-sorry/

Authors of controversial Facebook study apologize after effort to see if emotional states are contagious caused complaints. Social networking site secretly manipulated posts seen by 700,000 users in 2012 to let data analysts get a glimpse at how emotional states are transmitted over the platform.

All but four nations are subject to NSA surveillance – new Snowden leak

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/169500-snowden-nsa-eyes-intercept/

Files leaked to the media by Edward Snowden show the United States National Security Agency authorized to spy on persons in all but four countries. NSA’s computers automatically filter out phone calls from Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand that would otherwise be collected using FISA.

Solar power donkeys used as mobile chargers in Turkey (VIDEO)

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Science

Link: http://rt.com/news/169440-donkey-solar-power-internet/

Village herdsmen in Turkey have developed a novel way of remaining connected to the internet: strapping solar panels to the backs of donkeys and using them as mobile charging points. The panels can produce 5-7 kilowatts of energy and enable the farmers to stay online on long arduous journeys.

Bodies of 3 missing Israeli teens found in West Bank

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/169460-israel-missing-teens-found/

The bodies believed to be of three Israeli teenagers, who went missing in the occupied West Bank more than two weeks ago, have been discovered by the security forces. ” Netanyahu: They were kidnapped and murdered in cold blood by beasts, “Hamas is responsible and Hamas will pay,

Soviet-era bunkers help Lugansk residents hide from Kiev troop shelling-Video

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/169340-ukraine-bomb-shelters-shelling/

Amid fierce conflict between Kiev troops and self-defense forces, residents in eastern Ukrainian regions are ready to hide in Soviet-era bomb shelters, which may protect them and their children from army air raids and artillery fire. According to the Lugansk residents, the facility has everything people need.

Last word ‘camera’! Russian journalist killed in E. Ukraine working till dying breath-Video

June 30th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/169304-russian-cameraman-last-video/

The Russian cameraman from Channel One TV who was shot by Kiev forces in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, never stopped working. Even when he was fatally shot he managed to record till his last breath. The video caught his final moments. Anatoly Klyan, 68, was fatally wounded, died Sunday night.

Ammunitions depot explodes on military base in Donetsk

June 29th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/738281

Ammunitions depot on a military base in Donetsk was blown up at an order of Ukraine’s acting interim Interior minister Arsen Avakov to prevent a situation where they /the self-defence forces/ would get hold of the weaponry and munitions” still kept in the depot.

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