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US lawmaker asks military aid to ‘Israel’ be halted

August 25th, 2015
Categories: World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://www.daysofpalestine.com/news/us-lawmaker-asks-military-aid-israel-halted/

US congresswoman Representative Betty McCollum urged State Department officials to determine whether the killing of the teens was in violation of the Leahy Act a US human rights law that prohibits the State and Defence departments from providing military assistance to foreign military units that violate human rights with impunity.

Western Democracy Is An Endangered Species On Its Way To Extinction — Paul Craig Roberts

August 25th, 2015
Categories: World, Politics

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/08/25/western-democracy-endangered-species-way-extinction-paul-craig-roberts/

Western civilization, despite the injustices, reforms were possible that improved life for the lower classes. Reforms were possible that restricted the rapaciousness of the rich and powerful. Today Washington pushes its allies to commit crimes against humanity.

Debtageddon: US to Hit Debt Limit by Mid-November

August 25th, 2015
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20150825/1026190471.html

United States is set to exceed its $18.1 trillion debt limit by mid-November or early December. “If the debt limit is not increased, the Treasury will not be authorized to issue additional debt that increases the amount outstanding. That restriction would ultimately lead to delays of payments for government activities, a default on the government’s debt obligations, or both,” the Congressional Budget Office reported.

Greek debt crisis: Alexis Tsipras 'to resign' and call snap election for September

August 20th, 2015
Categories: World, Politics

Link: http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/greek-debt-crisis-alexis-tsipras-resign-call-snap-election-september-1516367

Greek leader Alexis Tsipras will make an announcement on 20 August where he will call snap elections towards the end of September and unconfirmed reports say he will resign to re-establish confidence in his Syriza party.

Meet the Nation's First School District to Serve 100% Organic Meals

August 19th, 2015
Categories: Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/08/19/meet-nations-first-school-district-serve-100-organic-meals

When schools in California's Sausalito Marin City District return to session this August, they will be the first in the nation to serve their students 100 percent organic meals, sustainably sourced and free of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) accompanied by nutrition and gardening education. 2010 Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act required schools in the U.S. to update their meal provisions to meet new USDA nutritional standards and offer more whole wheat products, fresh fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins to children who receive subsidized school lunches.

East Ukraine's Donetsk Republic Will Hold Referendum To Join Russia

August 19th, 2015
Categories: World, Politics

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-08-19/east-ukraines-donetsk-republic-will-hold-referendum-join-russia

Leaders of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" are planning to hold a referendum on seceding from Ukraine and joining Russia, the Donetsk-based Ostrov news agency reported Wednesday. The referendum is scheduled to take place some in early to mid Novembe.

Capitalism and the new "Brown scare"

August 18th, 2015
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://socialistworker.org/2015/08/18/capitalism-and-the-new-brown-scare

THE SPECTACLE of candidate Donald Trump casting aspersions on Mexicans in the United States as "criminals" and "rapists" cannot be fully understood as just the noxious ranting of a self-entitled bigot.

Presidential Candidate Scott Walker Cut $250 Million from Wisconsin Education Budget—Used it Instead to Fund Stadium for Milwaukee Bucks

August 18th, 2015
Categories: Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/presidential-candidate-scott-walker-cut-250-million-from-wisconsin-education-budgetused-it-instead-to-fund-stadium-for-milwaukee-bucks-150818?news=857224

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, seeking the Republican nomination for president, is receiving some criticism for his decision to support a new basketball arena after cutting funds for the state’s university system.

6 Creative New Techniques Republicans Have Developed for Torturing the Poor

August 10th, 2015
Categories: Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.alternet.org/economy/6-creative-new-techniques-republicans-have-developed-torturing-poor

Limits on ATM Withdrawals for Welfare Recipients in Kansas. Revocation of Driver’s License in Iowa For Missing Student Loan Payments;Tennessee will revoke nursing license of a nurse who fails to make student loan payments. Arkansas Arrests and Prosecutes People for Missing Rent Payments; in many cases, a sentence of jail time. Using the Poor as ATMs: Harsh Financial Penalties for Minor Infractions and Traffic Violations. The Return of Debtors’ Prisons. Voter Identification Requirements Suppress Poor People’s Votes.

US uses ASEAN summit to escalate confrontation with Beijing

August 6th, 2015
Categories: News, War, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/08/06/asea-a06.html

Washington’s provocative accusations against China over the South China Sea heighten the danger of war between the two nuclear-armed powers, whether by deliberate provocation or miscalculation.

Rests behind your border Erdogan !…

August 4th, 2015
Categories: News, War, Politics

Link: http://bellaciao.org/en/spip.php?article23422

The territorial right (International law) will always protest : ➣ against the military treason (war crimes)… Strike Kurds on the other side of the Turkish border instead of the daesh.

Washington’s Fifth Columns Inside Russia and China Paul Craig Roberts

August 3rd, 2015
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/08/03/washingtons-fifth-columns-inside-russia-china-paul-craig-roberts/

It took two decades for Russia and China to understand that “pro-democracy” and “human rights” organizations operating within their countries were subversive organizations funded by the US Department of State and a collection of private American foundations organized by Washington. The real purpose of these non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is to advance Washington’s hegemony by destabilizing the two countries capable of resisting US hegemony.

Fifty years on: Medicare under assault

July 31st, 2015
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2015/07/31/pers-j31.html

President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare, the national health insurance program for Americans 65 years of age and older, into law on July 30, 1965. Medicare and the accompanying Medicaid health program for the poor were the last major social reforms enacted in the US and came at a time of intense crisis for American capitalism.

Women Are at the Forefront of the Zapatista Revolution

July 30th, 2015
Categories: News, World, War, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/progressivepicks/item/32089-women-are-at-the-forefront-of-the-zapatista-revolution

After centuries of oppression, a few indigenous voices of dissent in Chiapas, Mexico, rose up to became a force of thousands - the Zapatistas. Hilary Klein's Compañeras relays the stories of the Zapatista women who have overcome hardship to strengthen their communities and build a movement with global influence. Click here to order your copy of this inspiring book today!

64 Nations Say No to GMO, Yet US Govt Nears Illegal GMO Labeling Why don't we have the right to know?

July 30th, 2015
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/64-nations-say-no-to-gmo-yet-us-govt-nears-illegal-gmo-labeling/

The WHO has already declared that five of the major chemical herbicides used to grow GMO crops are either likely or definitely cancerous, yet the USA still makes secret trade deals that would allow biotech to push their genetically modified ‘food’ on Americans who don’t want to eat it.

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