The National Labor Relations Board is investigating whether employees at McDonald’s Corp. (MCD) restaurants were fired for joining labor unions, a case that threatens to disrupt the decades-old fast-food franchise model.
But the question now looming large over the United Nations is why China and Russia aren’t initiating a new draft resolution condemning the aerial bombardments of civilians in Gaza, demanding a no-fly zone and accusing Israelis of war crimes.
A division of Buk missile systems of the Ukrainian Armed Forces was, according to Pravda, deployed to the Donetsk Oblast on July 15, two days before the downing of the Malaysian airlines MH17 flight. The Buk missile system has the capabilities of downing an aircraft flying at 35,000 feet.
The concept of a “Greater Israel” according to the founding father of Zionism Theodore Herzl, is a Jewish State stretching “’From the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.’
The three traits that define Washington – arrogance, hubris, and corruption – make Washington a slow learner. Arrogant people wallowing in hubris are incapable of learning. When they encounter resistance they respond with bribes, threats, and coercion. Diplomacy requires learning ability, but Washington left diplomacy years ago and relies on force.
MP suggested all foreigners be fingerprinted, photographed on arrival in Russia, information kept in single database, greater security in identifying people, preventing, solving crime,”prevent people who are banned entering Russian using fake documents.
When Malaysian Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine, a Ukrainian Buk anti-aircraft missile battery was operational, at a site from which it could have fired a missile at the airliner, radiation from battery’s radar detected by Russian military; Russian Defense Ministry said, contradicting Kiev’s statements.
2001, Ukraine accidentally shot down Russian airliner, during military exercises. 1988; Iran Air Flight 655 from Tehran to Dubai downed by United States Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes. 1973; Boeing 727 from Tripoli to Cairo shot down in Israeli air space. Malaysia Airline’s Boeing-777; 300 died.
Fighters in east Ukraine have been downing Ukrainian military helicopters, warplanes, military transport aircraft using various man-portable anti-air missiles all incapable of downing the Malaysian 777 which was flying at approximately 33,000 feet, well above the range of man-portable air defense systems.
The [DPR] militia does not have armament that might down the plane flying at an altitude of ten kilometres,” “We have shoulder-carried missile launchers that might shoot down planes at an altitude of three or maximum four kilometres. ”DPR blames Ukraine armed forces for the crash.
And while Jewmerica is eating its heart out trying to isolate Russia with its laughable slogan, ‘mobilizing the international community,’ Putin continues to straddle the world stage…this time in Jewmerica’s own backyard in Latin America.
In an unprecedented criticism of the Israeli siege of Gaza, a senior official in the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) humanitarian charity has described his organisation’s work among the 1.8 million besieged Palestinian refugees as akin to being “in an open-air prison to patch up prisoners in between their torture sessions”.
When a research team set sail on a nine-month, worldwide expedition in 2010 to study the impact of global warming on Earth’s oceans, one of their projects was to locate the accumulations of plastic.
Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a leader of the Moral Mondays movement, recently pronounced: "We're in a time where corporations are treated like people and people are treated like things."
Detroit experienced 37 percent fewer robberies in 2014 than during same period last year, 22 percent fewer break-ins of businesses and homes, and 30 percent fewer carjackings. Craig attributed the drop to better police work and criminals being reluctant to prey on citizens who may be carrying guns.
In a direct challenge to Western control of two major international financial organizations, the five countries known as the BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — announced on July 15 the formation of a new development bank that they will control.
The first two days this week gold was subjected to a series of computer HFT-driven “flash crashes” that were aimed at cooling off the big move higher gold has made since the beginning of June.
A Dispatch from Andre Vltchek & Crista Priscilla. The good light in which the US is perceived today by many Filipinos is the result of extremely successful propaganda comparing the US with Spanish imperialism…and the ignorance and short memory of most people. Now the old imperialist is back,
The other night, I saw George Orwells's '1984' performed on the London stage. Although crying out for a contemporary interpretation, Orwell's warning about the future was presented as a period piece: remote, unthreatening, almost reassuring. It was as if Edward Snowden had revealed nothing, Big Brother was not now a digital eavesdropper and Orwell himself had never said, "To be corrupted by totalitarianism, one does not have to live in a totalitarian country."
My name is James Prigoff. I am 86 years old and a retired senior corporate executive, having been president of a Levi Strauss division and previously the senior vice president of the Sara Lee Corporation in Chicago. I am also a professional photographer...
Buyers from China are driving up prices and fueling new construction in Southern California areas such as Arcadia, a city of about 57,500 people with top-rated schools, a large Chinese immigrant community and an array of Chinese restaurants and markets.
Entire fleet of Pentagon’s next generation fighter planethe F-35 II Lightning, Joint Strike Fighter grounded, highlighting just what a boondoggle the project has been. With the vast amounts spent so far on the aircraft, the United States could have provided every homeless person in U.S. a $600,000 home.
A Ukrainian army pilot turned up in a Russian prison accused of complicity in murder of two Russian journalists after allegedly being abducted in her home country, taken over the border. Russian authorities said she was detained after she crossed the border illegally disguised as a refugee.
Major financial institutions in Norway have been targeted in an apparent coordinated cyber attack, described as the largest-ever in the country by Anonymous Norway, which claimed responsibility for the attack. Attack,was in the form of a bombardment with requests, caused traffic problems for websites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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 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 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.
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