Edward Snowden may not have a Nobel Prize or be able to go home, but he’s got a statue in Manhattan and a blockbuster new documentary, where he tells the behind the scenes story of his decision to go public with terabytes of classified government docs.
Islamic State forces have made new gains in Kobani, now controlling about 40 percent of the Syrian town of Kobani on the Turkish border and might well capture it;Deputy US National Security Adviser Tony Blinken.
Japan announced in September it would be returning to the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary next year with a remodeled scientific program. Japan has long taken advantage of a loophole in the International Whaling Commission’s 1986 moratorium on commercial whaling that allows the killing of whales for scientific research, leftover whale products to be sold on the market.
13 states, District of Columbia plan to cancel policies out of compliance with Affordable Care Act because they don’t offer level of coverage law requires. Virginia hardest hit, 250,000 policies expected to be canceled, higher deductibles and expenses. Voters notified by November 1, right before Nov. 4 elections.
Panetta: Obama’s measures against Putin were not enough to stop him in Ukraine. "I would have taken very tough positions with regards to Putin."Proposed strong military options over crisis in Ukraine, further “sanctions” against Russia, providing “military aid to Ukraine.”
English is not the spoken language in a record 20 percent of American homes, a study has found. Arabic and Urdu Pakistan’s national language are the fastest-growing languages spoken in US houses, according to the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).
Female Kurdish fighters ignite fear into Islamic State militants, who believe that they’ll go straight to hell if they are killed by a woman. According to YPG Kurdish People’s Protection Units commander, half the jihadists on the border killed by women fighters. Women fighters one third of Kurdish resistance.
The aggressive and mindless stance that Washington’s warmongers have taken toward Russia and China have shattered the accomplishment of Reagan and Gorbachev.
As the United States charges once more into war, little debate has centered on the actual utility of war. Instead, policymakers and pundits have focused their comments on combating the latest danger to our nation and its interests as posed by Islamic State militants.
As Col. House outlines the plot to return the US to full “British” control, under the guise of the League of Nations, he describes a “system of thought control” that today is stronger than ever.
You and I are not allowed to know about the existence of giants in History! By whom? By the Academia, media, State Triumvirate! Then how did we find out? Well, look at all these century old press items from days of yore,
After learning that his home was in foreclosure in July 2013, James Cheeseman received an even more unpleasant surprise when he showed up in court the following January. He was told that his mortgage loan had been sold by JP Morgan Chase and purchased by a company he had never heard of before - LVS Financial.
The threat of a formidable Islamic State grows, as the Pakistani Taliban pledged support to the fearsome terrorist group and urged other Middle Eastern extremists to be part of the effort to repel the alleged Western campaign against Islam.
It seems that, perhaps, Israel’s latest slaughter of defenseless Palestinians may have been a bit too much even for the United States to condone. In what may be the US’s harshest, although still quite mild, criticism of its puppet master, President Barack Obama said that the plan to increase illegal settlement building could alienate Israel from ‘even its closest allies.’
Major US corporate cartels are reportedly geared to become the main beneficiaries of the so-called US-led coalition against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists. According the LA Times, giant military contractor Raytheon has won a new deal to provide the US military with more Tomahawk cruise missiles that could be fired into Iraq and Syria.
The United States is not considering travel ban for people coming from countries where the Ebola virus has become epidemic, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Friday.
Putin: ruling out measures to stop flow of money from his nation. Ruble to record lows against USD); signs law ratifying Eurasian economic union. “We don’t plan currency restrictions or movement of capital.” Russia wants to shift to national currencies in trade deals with China, other countries.
Washington will not be the one to decide Sweden’s policies, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said after the US criticized Stockholm’s plans to officially recognize Palestine as a sovereign state.
health, toxinsThere has been a lot of bad press about BPA (bisphenol A) and how the chemical is bad for us. With good reason – it’s been linked to cancer and reproductive problems, although no research has been conclusive.
The call for a military crusade against “savagery,” “zealots” and “raw evil” is an echo of the rhetoric employed by the yellow press over a century ago.
More than 7,000 have fallen ill and more than 3,300 have died in the current epidemic, the most widespread outbreak since the disease was first identified 28 years ago.
Women detained at an immigrant holding facility in southern Texas allege workers there have sexually abused them, including by removing them from their cells at night for sex as well as fondling them in front of others, lawyers wrote in a letter to federal officials this week.
Canadian patriot and freedom fighter Arthur Topham is to be hauled before the Canadian courts next year on trumped-up charges. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Arthur is an innocent man. His trial date has now been set. He will appear in court on 26 October, 2015, and his trial will last for two weeks until 6 November.
US health officials are monitoring 10 quarantined people who had contact with a Liberian man infected by the deadly Ebola virus. The individuals are being checked regularly as medical officials play down the risk of an outbreak.
From the American Occupy movement to the surprise best-seller by the economist Thomas Piketty, income inequality is all the rage—perhaps because it’s raging. According to a newly released study, the last few decades have seen a rise of the biggest income gaps within nations since the Industrial Revolution.
The deluge would likely cause seawater to mingle with the radiation-tainted water accumulating in the basements of the reactor buildings at the six-unit plant, allowing 100 trillion becquerels of cesium to escape.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. has warned its stricken Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant could be hit by tsunami as high as 26.3 meters.
Nahida at Poetry for Palestine has posted a rather remarkable article extensively documenting Jewish hatred of Gentiles, as expressed on certain Jewish websites.
On Saturday October 4th in central Moscow and all over Russia, Muslims celebrated Eid Al-Adha.
This essay is the product of years of intensive research and practical investigation into the greatest challenge facing the human race today — Global Climate Change.
Though everyone adheres to Washington and its Gulf allies’ anti-terrorist discourse, everyone understands that it is only a rhetorical justification for a war that has other purposes.
A US political commentator has said that Americans should know the United States is not a democracy, but instead “a very firmly entrenched oligarchy” that cannot be simply changed through elections.
Robert Serra was a rising star in Venezuela’s ruling socialist party, a young “Chavista” lawmaker for whom great things were predicted. But in what officials described as a carefully planned murder with no obvious suspects, he was killed in his home this week.
Forest fires are covering the ice sheets with black particles that make the ice melt faster.
Deaths from euthanasia have risen by a total of 151 percent in a period of just seven years, with most cases involving cancer sufferers. However, there were also 97 people who were killed by their doctors because they had dementia.
It is amazing how the government manages to continue selling Brooklyn Bridges to a gullible public. Americans buy wars they don’t need and economic recoveries that do not exist.
A 9/11 British activist hands himself in to UK’s counter terrorism police following British Prime Ministers David Cameron’s speech at the UN General Assembly last week, Press TV reports.
Ebola Sneeze - Public DomainHealth experts all over the United States are promising us that we do not need to be worried about Ebola whatsoever. Even though one case has already been confirmed in Dallas, Texas and another potential case is being monitored, health
Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned from her post atop the security detail in charge of protecting United States President Barack Obama on Wednesday following several recent serious breaches.
US bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes threw out motion to stop water shutoffs in Detroit, declaring city residents had no “fundamental right” to water service. Ruling sanctioned city’s policy, which terminated service to 50,000 low-income households since January 2013, continues at 400 households a day.
United States’ airstrikes in Syria often target militants with “no military value” and actually aim at the country’s infrastructure, says a US Marine Corps veteran: Alan Sabrosky (Ph.D, University of Michigan.) Washington intends to inflict “such damage to the economic and industrial infrastructure within Syria that any Syrian government after the fighting will be so weakened that it will be vulnerable to further attacks.”
The new arrangement is part of a reorganization of political structures in the city to ensure the permanent exclusion of any opposition to the dictates of the corporate and financial elite.
The last time there was mud on his village roads was about a year ago, says Murugesu Mohanabavan, a farmer from the village of Karachchi, situated about 300 km north of Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo.
African Americans constitute 12.6% of the US population but lack political power and suffer huge disparities in wealth, income and opportunity. This essay systematically summarizes the major inequities suffered by African Americans and the deficiencies of the present African American leadership in a neoconservative- and Zionist-dominated American lobbyocracy and corporatocracy.
A dark and sinister madness has descended upon the American government. It is madness because it is divorced from reality. It is madness because it is divorced from a desire to serve the human race (which is the ultimate expression of sanity). And it is madness because its promotion of violence is certain to cause more violence rather than ending it. It is dark and sinister because its underlying intention hides in the shadows from which it springs out at crucial moments to forward its dastardly purpose.
[The WJC president wrote: "I was horrified to see photographs of young Ukrainians wearing the dreaded SS uniform with swastikas clearly visible on their helmets as they carried the caskets of members of this Nazi unit."]
Vladimir Kozin is a Professor of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences and Head of the Group of Advisers to the Director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry believes the mass burial of civilians near Donetsk is a military crime that could have been committed by Ukraine’s National Guard, and insists on an urgent and comprehensive international probe into the case. Kiev has rejected the claims.
As we near the end of the 3rd Q for 2014, time is running out for all the 2014 enthusiasts that are calling for higher prices by year-end. The lessons learned from 2013 have been forgotten as not only are not prices beginning to move higher, they are making new recent lows. Incredibly enough, many of these prognosticators are paid pretty well by their subscribers. Lesson to be learned? Absolutely no one can divine the future.
One might think that by now even Americans would have caught on to the constant stream of false alarms that Washington sounds in order to deceive the people into supporting its hidden agendas. The public fell for the lie that the Taliban in Afghanistan are terrorists allied with al Qaeda. Americans fought a war for 13 years that enriched Dick Cheney’s firm, Halliburton, and other private interests only to end in another Washington failure.
Ukrainian chairman of parliament Oleksandr Turchynov: government is buying drone aircraft from Poland to assist ‘anti-terrorist’ operations in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine. The Polish unmanned aircraft able to lift15 kilograms of cargo, including arms would be used immediately in battle zones.
Listening to Poroshenko a few days ago and then to Obama at the UNGA can leave no doubt whatsoever about the fact that the AngloZionist Empire is at war with Russia.
The Pentagon is to start recruiting undocumented immigrants who came into the US as minors and possess valuable skills like speaking Persian and Chinese Speakers of Arabic, Chinese, Pushtu, Korean, Russian, Urdu, Hindi and Hungarian are among those in demand.
The huge losses equate to a 3.5 per cent drop in share price
Devices were cut off from signal and data networks by software update
Update for iOS 8.0.1 also killed off the new fingerprint access function
Apple has withdrawn the software, rather than issued a fix for it
New iPhone 6 Plus has already been mocked because it bends in pockets
Obama knew the complex reality in Ukraine when he took to the podium on Wednesday. He knew that the crisis was instigated not by Russia but by the European Union and the United States. He knew that the elected President Viktor Yanukovych had been targeted for “regime change” by officials within the U.S. State Department
A controversial plan to pay Italian families 30 euros for each migrant they agree to host, to improve “social integration” and ease pressure on refugee centers, has got backing from Rome’s Mayor. Critics describe the idea as an “insult to Italians.”
Raptors’ first mission cost $79 million. That's more expensive than India's mission to Mars, which was successfully completed Wednesday at a cost of $74 million.
Barack Obama was elected President of the United States on the strength of one fact. As a US Senator in Illinois, he voted against George W. Bush’s war against Iraq. Had Obama not done that, he would never have attracted the attention necessary to become a serious candidate for the presidency.
Around 130 tractors blocked the RN12 highway for over two hours in Landerneau on Wednesday in the latest farmer protest against the Russian ban on EU food imports that was prompted by EU sanctions over Ukraine. Farmers set fire to potatoes, cauliflower, tyres and hay among other items
President Obama addressed the General Assembly during which he defended the U.S.-led military campaign in Iraq and Syria. RT's Anastasia Churkina has the details.
Data breach at retailer Home Depot Inc led to fraudulent transactions across United States, draining cash from customer bank accounts; the Wall Street Journal. Criminals using stolen card information to buy prepaid cards, electronics and groceries. Home Depot confirmed its payment systems were breached, 56 million payment cards compromised in cyberattack at its stores.
ISIS has destroyed the on-site monument to the Armenian people who perished in the deserts of Der Zor in the Genocide of 1915. The church and memorial contained irreplaceable bones of the martyred dead.
National Science Foundation (NSF) poll which is used to gauge U.S. scientific literacy every year one in four Americans (yes, that's 25 percent) are unaware that the Earth orbits the sun, majority of young Americans think astrology is a science.
NATO member Poland is ready to sell arms to Ukraine if there is demand. Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak:“I confirm the Polish defence industry is interested in this direction,” Siemoniak told private radio station Zet. “There are several products that may be interesting for Ukraine.”
Pabst Blue Ribbon beer will be decidedly less American now that the beer’s parent company has been purchased by a Russian beverage company. Russian brewer and beverage distributor, Oasis Beverages, bought Pabst Brewing Company, maker of PBR, Colt 45, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz.
Computer experts inside Home Depot: The home improvement chain warned for years, might be easy prey for hackers. Despite alarms as far back as 2008, Home Depot was slow to raise its defenses, according to former employees. Thursday, the company confirmed The biggest data breach in retailing history compromised 56 million of its customers’ credit cards. The data has popped up on black markets, could be used to make $3 billion in illegal purchases.
Scots lost independence vote. Catalonia’s secession movement growing in Spain. Basque region on border between Spain and France seeks independence. Venice wants to break away from Italy. Flanders in Belgium wants independence. Other, separatist movements in Europe, Faroe Islands in Denmark, Occitania,in southern France, small parts of Italy, Spain and Monaco.
Fresh deadly clashes have erupted in eastern Ukraine, killing seven and injuring eight as representatives from Kiev and pro-Russia forces prepare to discuss the ceasefire violations.
Scots have voted to stay in the UK, following an intense campaign which saw both pro-independence and pro-union campaign groups scraping for last-minute support. The ‘No’ campaign rallied 55 percent of votes against 45 percent ‘Yes’ vote
Home Depot announced Thursday that a breach at its U.S. and Canadian stores over a six-month period this year may have put an estimated 56 million payment cards at risk. That would make it the largest compromise of debit and credit cards in the string of cyberattacks that have hit retailers over the past year.
Beijing News executive editor Carlyle said, Chinese Ambassador to Iceland Ma Jisheng (served in India, in Japan Counsellor), on suspicion of leaking state secrets to Japan, before the 57th birthday this year, was arrested by the State Security Department People's Republic of China.
(There are more billionaires worldwide than ever before, according to 2014 Billionaire Census from financial analysts at Wealth-X and UBS. 2,325 men and women with $1 billion in assets, up 7 percent over last year. Average billionaire is 63 years old worth $3 billion. Most are men.
- China will launch its international gold exchange 11 days ahead of schedule, sources said on Tuesday, racing ahead in the scramble to set up an Asian bullion benchmark as rival Singapore is forced to delay its gold contract due to technical issues.
The Center for Disease control is a rogue institution engaged in the destruction of the health of the American population . . .
A US-led military maneuver has begun in western Ukraine, amid continued fighting between government troops and pro-Russian forces in the country’s east. The military drill, dubbed “Rapid Trident 14,” started early Monday near Ukraine’s border with Poland and involves 1,300 troops from over a dozen countries.
Cargill Inc, the top US grain exporter, sued Syngenta AG in a Louisiana state court for damages from China's rejection of genetically modified US corn, Cargill said cost the company $90 million. Cargill accuses Syngenta of exposing the grain trader to losses by selling the seeds to American farmers before the Swiss company had secured approval from China.
The new sanctions against Russia announced by Washington and Europe do not make sense as merely economic measures. I would be surprised if Russian oil and military industries were dependent on European capital markets in a meaningful way. Such a dependence would indicate a failure in Russian strategic thinking.
Moscow views new round of US sanctions on Russia over Ukraine as another hostile move, Russia's countermeasures will follow shortly, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. We view new anti-Russian sanctions by Washington as hostile with the course on confrontation taken by US administration.
"The U.S. president has spoken directly about the possibility of strikes by the U.S. armed forces against ISIL positions in Syria without the consent of the legitimate government, in the absence of a U.N. Security Council decision, would be an act of aggression, violation of international law."; Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich .
So much methane has migrated into the well on Lipsky’s Parker County estate that he can ignite the stream that flows from it with the flick of a barbeque lighter. Range Resources, accused local driller, maintains it is not to blame. In 2011 it filed a $3 million lawsuit against Lipsky, his wife Shyla Lipsky.
A German astronaut has captured stunning images of polar auroras as he orbited Earth on the International Space Station. Alexander Gerst’s images led to the creation of the Ultra-HD – or ‘4K’ time lapse video, running at 25 frames per second.
A database of what appears to be some 5 million login and password pairs for Google accounts has been leaked to a Russian cyber security internet forum. It follows similar leaks of account data for popular Russian web services.
new data shows a majority of American adults are now single. 50.2 percent of American adults 124.6 million people single first time that single Americans make up the majority of the adult population sincegovernment began tracking data 38 years ago.
The bill, Mayor Michael Nutter said he will endorse, proposed by the city council would levy fines of $25 on people caught possessing small amounts of the drug, and $100 for smoking it in public. In neither case would an offender face a criminal charge or arrest.
Reports narrate stories of the US Department of Defense (DoD) funding Ebola trials on humans, trials which started just weeks before the Ebola outbreak in Guinea and Sierra Leone. The reports continue and state that the DoD gave a contract worth $140 million dollars to Tekmira, a Canadian pharmaceutical company,
Edgar J. Steele,author, First Amendment attorney who gained national notoriety defending Richard G. Butler, the founder of the group Aryan Nations, died at United States Penitentiary, Victorville (USP Victorville), California, a high-security federal prison for male inmates.
Friday, President Obama added his signature to legislation that will cut $8.7 billion in food stamp benefits over the next 10 years, causing 850,000 households to lose an average of $90 per month. The signing of the legislation known as the 2014 Farm Bill occurred at a public event in East Lansing, Mich.
We saw no credible evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq then; we see no credible evidence of a Russian invasion now. Twelve years ago, former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, mindful of the flimsiness of the evidence on Iraqi WMD, refused to join in the attack on Iraq. In our view, you should be appropriately suspicious of charges made by the U.S. State Department and NATO officials alleging a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
On November 28, 2013, Julius Kiiza, 26, a father of four, was diagnosed with MDR-TB – a multi-drug resistant Tuberculosis (TB).
Yesterday afternoon I lay down for a nap. Some time after I fell asleep, I found myself in a noxious and toxic swamp. Hot winds blew across a blasted landscape, where the souls of the damned howled and shrieked.
Official statements from the Russian government indicate that the president and foreign minister continue to rely on the good will of “our Western partners” to work out a reasonable diplomatic solution to the trouble in Ukraine caused by Washington. Not only is there no evidence of this good will in Western capitals, the hostile measures against Russia are increasing. Moreover, hostile measures are on the rise even though their main effect is to disadvantage Europe.
Walmart unveiled new dress code for its workforce, set up a website for employees to buy required work clothes, will provide Walmart-branded vest. Mainly part-time, minimum wage workforce upset; can't afford to buy new clothes even with employee discount. "Walmart gave shareholders $13 billion in dividends, employees may purchase work pants for $19.97."
ITAR-TASS Construction of a “residential” district has started on a training ground in Russia’s Volgograd region, where the Russian-Indian Indra-2014 tactical exercises will begin on September 23 with moving vehicles of “the enemy” and mobile targets of “terrorists” to train troops to fight under city conditions.
I had just finished a conversation with a local reporter comparing the events in Ferguson, Missouri with the disproportionate arrests of black people in Shreveport, Louisiana, for nonviolent offenses, when I noticed the driver had taken an interest in my phone call.
A number of senior US congressmen have called on President Barack Obama’s administration to provide the Ukrainian government with weapons to use against pro-Russian fighters.
New Jersey woman worked four jobs, sometimes “wouldn’t sleep for five days,” according to co-worker, died napping between shifts in her car after inhaling carbon monoxide and fumes from overturned gas container in the car. Fernandes emigrated to United States from Portugal. “She used to work three shifts every day,” “Sometimes she wouldn’t sleep for five days.” 7.5 million Americans working more than one job.
The imperialist powers are intensifying their confrontation with Russia in the run-up to today’s European Union (EU) meeting and next week’s NATO summit in Wales. The escalation, which is being driven by Washington and Berlin, is increasing the danger of a military conflict between NATO and Russia.
The Palestinian government has called on the United Nations and foreign states with citizens serving in the Israeli army to investigate and try them for war crimes committed during Israel’s latest onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.
No matter what your perspective on the showdown between locals and law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri, there can be no disputing the fact that “local” police should not be looking or acting like branches of the military.
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