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Taliban not a terrorist group? White House official says it’s ‘armed insurgency’ - Video

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/227487-white-house-taliban-terrorists/

Responding to a question posed by ABC’s chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, deputy press secretary Eric Schultz argued the US can swap prisoners with the Taliban because the group is not a terrorist organization but “an armed insurgency.”

How will the EU strike back against SYRIZA?

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://socialistworker.org/2015/01/29/how-will-the-eu-strike-back

THE AIM is clear: The big European powers, led by Germany, want to sabotage Greece's new government, led by the radical left party SYRIZA, by insisting that it continue to repay its crushing $336 billion debt to foreign lenders--thereby depriving it of resources to fund its aggressive reform program.

Psaki Says US Disagrees It Is in Cold War With Russia

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150130/1017532100.html

Washington disagrees with former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev that the United States is in another Cold war with Russia, which might turn into a "hot" one; spokesperson for the US Department of State Jen Psaki, stressing that the United States continues to work with Russia on various issues including Iran, Syria, and Ukrainian conflict.

Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/fronts/HOME?SITE=AP

Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, asked Congress to throw out spending cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control, proposed $74 billion in added spendingabout 7 percent split about evenly between defense programs and domestic side of the budget.

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch opposes marijuana legalization

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/attorney-general-nominee-loretta-lynch-opposes-marijuana-legalization/

“I do not support legalization of marijuana; it’s not the position of the Department of Justice currently to support the legalization, nor would it be the position should I become confirmed as attorney general;” Lynch.

"The Barricades Are Down" Syriza Is Already Rolling Back Austerity "Reforms"

January 28th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-28/barricades-are-down-syriza-already-rolling-back-austerity-reforms

Among the reforms announced: scrapping planned privatizations, scrapping fees in public hospitals and prescriptions, restore “the 13th pension” for low-pensioners, scrapping the 5-euro fee at public hospitals and 1-euro fee per prescription, reductions in the patients’ economic participation on drugs. : a stop in pension cuts, restore the “13th pension” for pensioners receiving below €700 per month. “Uninsured farmers will receive again the €360 per month, minimum wage will be raised to €751 gross, collective bargains will be restored. Re-hiring of those laid-off from public sector.

Greece's New FinMin Warns "We Are Going To Destroy The Greek Oligarchy System" - Video

January 28th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-25/greeces-new-finmin-warns-we-are-going-destroy-greek-oligarchy-system

Varoufakis: The Troika is trying to suffocate us and to put pressure on the democratic choice by telling us: either you follow our requirements, or you will be cast into hell, trying to terrorize Greek voters. Death is preferable. “The real deficit in Greece is a dignity deficit.

Greek government objects to EU’s sanctions against Russia — Foreign Ministry

January 28th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://itar-tass.com/en/world/773974

The Greek government disagrees with the EU’s sanctions against Russia, which are affecting the economy of Greece and other countries, Greece’s First Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs Nikos Chountis. Greece intends to raise this issue at an extraordinary meeting of EU foreign ministers on Thursday.

NATO must close ranks around Ukraine - Nuland

January 28th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/NATO_must_close_ranks_around_Ukraine_-_Nuland/41294/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Nuland:'You must install the six border command centers around Ukraine as soon as possible, NATO should become' spearhead that will allow us to move quickly to areas of conflict.

Yanis Varoufakis – Who Called Austerity "Fiscal Waterboarding" – Appointed Greek Finance Minister

January 28th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Yanis_Varoufakis_%E2%80%93_Who_Called_Austerity_%22Fiscal_Waterboarding%22_%E2%80%93_Appointed_Greek_Finance_Minister/41288/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Varoufakis has been unrelenting in his insistence that painful cuts to social spending, tax avoidance by the rich, the privatization of key industries, and enormous debt payments should be supplanted by a new economic paradigm that will put the Greek people ahead of foreign creditors and elite interests.

Fidel Castro Says He Distrusts Washington Politics

January 28th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/latam/20150127/1017404784.html

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro: "We will always defend co-operation and friendship with all the peoples of the world, including our political opponents, "I don't trust the policy of the United States, nor have I exchanged a word with them, but this does not mean I reject a pacific solution to the conflicts.

Koch Brothers to Spend Nearly a BILLION DOLLARS on the 2016 Presidential Election

January 28th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.thedailysheeple.com/koch-brothers-to-spend-nearly-a-billion-dollars-on-2016-presidential-election_012015

The political network overseen by the conservative billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch plans to spend close to $900 million on the 2016 campaign, an unparalleled effort by coordinated outside groups to shape a presidential election that is already on track to be the most expensive in history.

Victoria Nuland rebuts Russia Today's coverage of the Ukraine crisis and belittles the network's "tiny, tiny" audience in America.

January 27th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Victoria_Nuland_rebuts_Russia_Today%27s_coverage_of_the_Ukraine_crisis_and_belittles_the_network%27s_%22tiny%2C_tiny%22_audience_in_America./41286/0/38/38/Y/M.html

.Victoria Nuland, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs: “All you have to do is look at RT’s tiny, tiny audience in the United States to understand what happens when you broadcast untruths in a media space that is full of dynamic, truthful opinion.

Israeli Opposition Takes Aim at Netanyahu Over Planned Speech to Congress

January 27th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014999435

Michael B. Oren, who spent four years as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s ambassador to Washington, has called on Mr. Netanyahu to cancel his speech to Congress about Iran. Amos Yadlin, a former military intelligence chief who frequently briefed the Israeli prime minister on security matters, denounced the event as “irresponsible.” Criticized their former boss for politicizing a vital Israeli interest.

SYRIZA Delivers Blow To Illuminati Banksters

January 27th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: https://hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/syriza-delivers-blow-to-illuminati-banksters/

Greek Prime Minster Alexis Tsipras may be a watershed event signaling end of globalization, privatization, austerity, laisse faire monopoly capitalism and “Illuminati” hegemony worldwide. New finance minister Yanis Varoufakis: IMF austerity measures imposed upon his country “fiscal waterboarding,” Greek repayment of ill-gotten bankster debt will be conditional.

Putin Salutes Tsipras Win as He Courts Europe’s Upstart Parties

January 26th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2015-01-26/putin-salutes-tsipras-win-as-he-courts-europe-s-upstart-parties.html

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent new Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a congratulatory telegram after his party won national elections; public backlash against years of belt-tightening, job losses hardship, said the two countries will continue to cooperate in resolving European and global issues. Tsipras: priority is “for Greece and its people to regain their lost dignity,”

US Plans to Work With New Greek Government, Support Economic Recovery

January 26th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150126/1017377118.html

The United States plans to work closely with the newly elected government of Greece and support the country in coming out of its financial crisis; US Department of State spokesperson Jen Psaki.

State Dept. Says RT Not in Same Category of US Concerns as Terrorist Groups

January 25th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/us/20150124/1017285823.html

News media outlet Russia Today (RT) and terrorist organizations Islamic State (IS) and Boko Haram should not be labelled together as the main challenges that the United States faces; Department of State (DoS) spokesperson Jen Psaki.

Israel’s President Turns Down Invitation to Meet With Obama

January 25th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150126/1017338395.html

sraeli President Reuven Rivlin declined the invitation of the White House to meet with US President Barack Obama during his upcoming visit to the United States, Haaretz reported Monday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also does not plan to meet Obama during his visit to the United States in March.

Breaking: Florida City Unanimously Passes GMO Labeling Bill

January 23rd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/breaking-florida-city-unanimously-passes-gmo-labeling-bill/

The city of Margate is the first in Florida to unanimously pass a bill that would require the labeling of food containing genetically modified ingredients (GMOs), follows a trend of other Florida cities proposing similar bills.

Obama will not meet Israeli PM Netanyahu during U.S. visit

January 22nd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/obama-will-not-meet-israeli-pm-netanyahu-during-u-s-visit/

The decision by Obama, whose relationship with Netanyahu has often been tense, might be interpreted as a snub because leaders from Israel, a staunch U.S. ally, are almost always afforded talks with the American president on trips to Washington. Netanyahu has accused Obama of making too many concessions to Iran for too little.

Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

January 22nd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ef644fb6f7b548408187a94b1a36a8b9/ny-assembly-speaker-arrested-public-corruption-charges

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York's most powerful and canny politicians, arrested on charges of taking nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks, taken into custody by FBI on federal conspiracy and bribery charges that carry up to 100 years in prison.

Obama’s State of Delusion

January 22nd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/22/pers-j22.html

The delusional character of Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday—presenting an America of rising living standards and a booming economy, capped by his declaration that the “shadow of crisis has passed”—is perhaps matched only in its presentation by the media and supporters of the Democratic Party.

Medvedev Says Anti-Crisis Legislation is Russian Government's Top Priority

January 22nd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150122/1017222593.html

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: The implementation of Russia’s anti-crisis measures may require the preparation of about 60 bills and a series of presidential decrees. This is our top priority right now.”

Russia Officially Punishes Those Breaking GMO Labeling Laws

January 22nd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/russia-officially-punishes-breaking-gmo-labeling-laws/

President Putin signed the Russian Federation Code of Administrative Offences into law that anyone violating requirements for the labeling of food products that contain GMOs be punished by law. Any individual breaking the law fined up to 50,000 rubles ($890), any business in violation fined up to 150,000 rubles (over $5,300).

Apple pulls switch on products in Crimea over US-Russia standoff

January 22nd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/business/225127-apple-cancels-crimea-sales/

America’s Apple Inc. has halted all product sales in Crimea in order to comply with US sanctions banning economic activity with the region, which the US still recognizes as Ukraine, not Russia. The sales ban will go into effect on the first of February.

Serdom Throwback: UK May Review Law Enabling Lords to Exploit Other People's Lands

January 22nd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Serdom_Throwback%3A_UK_May_Review_Law_Enabling_Lords_to_Exploit_Other_People%27s_Lands/41110/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The UK government may abolish a law dating from the medieval era that enables British lords to use private property located within their territories for hunting, resource extraction, and other activities.

Senate votes 98-1 that climate change is 'not a hoax'

January 22nd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014994446

The Senate set to vote on a bill to approve Keystone XL pipeline first voted on a couple amendments. One of these that climate change is "real and not a hoax." anti-environmentalist James Inhofe (R-Okla.) voted for it, first claiming the amendment affirmed climate change was a hoax, later arguing the hoax was not climate change itself, but whether it is caused by humans.

Yemen's President, Cabinet resign

January 22nd, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014995288

Yemen's President and Cabinet have resigned, Yemeni officials said Thursday -- moves that came a day after the government and Houthi rebels struck a tentative peace deal meant to end days of turmoil.

Marine Le Pen Slams Counterterrorism Plan Proposed by Prime Minister Valls

January 21st, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150121/1017193108.html

French National Front Party leader bashed Prime Minister Manuel Valls' plan as "completely off the point". She proposed more rigid measures such as re-establishing national borders and curbing immigration levels.

World Economic Forum 2015: Global Governance In a World of Resistance

January 21st, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/_World_Economic_Forum_2015%3A_Global_Governance_In_a_World_of_Resistance/41087/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The annual meetings of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, bring together world’s top corporate executives, bankers, financiers, heads of state, finance, trade ministers, central bankers, policymakers from world’s largest economies; heads of all major international organizations; IMF, World Bank, World Trade Organization, UN, OECD, academics, economists, political scientists, journalists, cultural elites and occasional celebrities.

Bill Proposed To Allow Voting Without US Citizenship

January 21st, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/

If a newly introduced bill in Washington D.C. passes, one won't even need to be a citizen in order to vote in local elections.

Delusion and deception in Obama’s State of Union

January 21st, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/21/sotu-j21.html

Most striking aspect of Obama’s hour-long address, riddled with tired clichés and empty rhetoric, was the sheer unreality of the picture he presented of America, totally at odds with the actual experience of tens of millions of working people: mounting social and economic crisis, escalating attacks on democratic rights and the growing danger of world war.

Russia says food import ban could end only if West lifts sanctions — minister

January 20th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://itar-tass.com/en/russia/772183

Russia will lift its embargo on food imports from the West only “if the West adjusts its anti-Russia sanctions”, Agriculture Minister Nikolay Fyodorov.

Merkel under intense domestic pressure over anti-Russia policy: Expert - Video

January 17th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/01/17/393547/Merkel-under-pressure-to-distance-from-US

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is under intense domestic pressure to take Berlin away from the US policy on Russia. European countries… are hurting financially because of the sanctions and are looking for a reason to start backing off on them.”

Fox News hosts outraged at the thought of letting sick workers stay home

January 16th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: /Fox News hosts outraged at the thought of letting sick workers stay home

Fox Business News host Stuart Varney called the Obama proposal guaranteeing workers one week of paid sick leave each year a “giveaway,” all about politics. He knows the Republicans will say ‘No, that will make them look bad. He looks good.

Duma moves to outlaw ‘undesirable’ foreign groups

January 15th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/222883-russia-undesirable-groups-bill/

The State Duma Committee for Constitutional Law is putting forward a bill which would allow the authorities to ban the activities of foreign or international groups that are recognized as “posing a threat to the nation’s security or defense ability.

Canada’s Harper promotes new police powers and war

January 15th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/01/15/cana-j15.html

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government have responded to last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris by ratcheting up their efforts to strengthen the national-security apparatus and legitimize Canada’s participation in the new US-led war in the Middle East.

Secret Israeli Report Sees Rift With Europe Growing

January 14th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/secret-israeli-report-sees-rift-with-europe-growing/5424633

A classified Israeli foreign ministry document, leaked to the daily Yediot Ahronot: 2015 will see Israel’s standing on the world stage steadily deteriorating. Predicts “worsening drift in Europe toward Palestinian positions, more parliaments recognizing State of Palestine, fear of sanctions and labeling merchandise [to separate settlement products from tariff-free Israel-proper products] no certainty the United States will continue after Israel’s March elections to protect Israel with its veto.”

Pennsylvania’s new Democratic Party governor prepares austerity measures

January 14th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: /Pennsylvania’s new Democratic Party governor prepares austerity measuresBy Douglas Lyons14 January 2015As the New Year starts, Pennsylvania’s newly elected Democratic governor, Tom Wolf, is preparing to press ahead with cuts to public education and other

Pennsylvania’s newly elected Democratic governor, Tom Wolf, is preparing to press ahead with cuts to public education and other social programs and attack the pensions and health benefits of state workers, said “making sure we understand that we have a problem” was “the first step in the process of getting to a much better place for Pennsylvania.”

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