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GOP lawmakers urge generals to rebel against Obama

September 26th, 2014
Categories: Middle East, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/09/26/380081/generals-urged-to-rebel-against-obama/

Members of Congress have been privately urging US military generals to rebel against President Barack Obama over his foreign policy in the Middle East. Obama and his top generals continue to clash over the strategy to combat the ISIL terrorist organization.

Obama: The Warmongering Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

September 25th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://en.ria.ru/authors/20140925/193277663/Obama--The-Warmongering-Nobel-Peace-Prize-Laureate.html

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.

Potato Protest: French farmers burn crop over Russia sanctions - Video

September 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://youtu.be/P8D7toRLPa4

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

'China won’t support sanctions against Moscow'

September 24th, 2014
Categories: World, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/189944-sanctions-china-russia-ukraine/

China will never support any sanctions against Russia and will never join them: Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of the Russian parliament’s upper house said, citing Chinese President Xi Jinping. Russia and China believe sanctions are illegal, ineffective and counterproductive, attempt “to exert pressure on sovereign states to change their position, weaken them and suppress their development.

Obama "We Believe Bigger Nations Should NOT Be Able To Bully Smaller Ones" - Video

September 24th, 2014
Categories: World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=ubcwjEBWV18#t=509

"We Believe Bigger Nations Should NOT Be Able To Bully Smaller Ones" Each hypocrisy is greater than the last.

DoD policy will allow some immigrants in U.S. illegally to serve

September 23rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.militarytimes.com/article/20140925/NEWS05/309250074/DoD-policy-will-allow-some-immigrants-U-S-illegally-serve

Immigrants living in U.S. illegally will have opportunity to join the military under new Defense Department policy unveiled Thursday. Will expand existing program allowing recruiters to target foreign nationals with high-demand skills, mostly rare foreign language expertise, specialized health care training.

UK Parliament Will Vote To Recognize The State Of Palestine

September 22nd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://falastinews.com/2014/09/21/uk-parliament-will-vote-recognize-state-palestine/

In an apparent sign of division between back and front bench MPs in the House of Commons, backbenchers have secured a vote for the House to recognize the state of Palestine. The debate will take place on 13 Oct 2014, it will be six hours long and happen in the main chamber, substantive motion: calls on the government to recognise state of Palestine alongside state of Israel.”

US generals challenge Obama on ground troops in Iraq, Syria

September 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/20/gens-s20.html

The accelerating drive to a new US war in the Middle East, extending from Iraq to Syria and potentially beyond, has laid bare a stark contradiction between President Barack Obama’s public rejection of any US “boots on the ground” and increasingly assertive statements by top generals that such deployments cannot be ruled out.

Chicago mayor abandons plan to name high school after Obama

September 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/189196-obama-chicago-school-cancelled/

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s attempt to boost support among African-Americans has backfired again, leaving him walking back plans to name a highly selective high school in a wealthy neighborhood after President Barack Obama In the wake of strong criticism and backlash from the black community.

‘No Welfare for Weed’ Bill Passes U.S. House: No Weed for the Poor

September 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/welfare-weed-bill-passes-us-house/

Supporters of the federal law have called it the ‘no welfare for weed’ bill, and this past Tuesday it passed the House of Representatives in the U.S., making it harder for people to use government welfare and to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Also rules out the use of medical marijuana for individuals who sincerely need it, like those with Multiple Sclerosis, cancer.

Russia to be Cut off from Global Web in Case of Emergency

September 19th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140919/193089141/Russia-to-be-Cut-off-from-Global-Web-in-Case-of-Emergency.html

Russia’s Security Council, chaired by President Putin, is set to discuss ways in which Russia could cut itself off from the global internet network in case of an emergency, measure aimed at strengthening Russian segment of the World Wide Web (Runet). A special internet administration could be put in place to be able to cut off Russia from the global network in order to avert any breaches in its work in the event of an “unfriendly attack.

Police Investigating Alleged Vote Fraud In Glasgow

September 19th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://benswann.com/police-investigating-alleged-vote-fraud-in-glasgow/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=nl

Officials in Glasgow investigating ten suspected cases of electoral fraud following Scottish independence referendum Thursday. Colin Edgar of the Glasgow city council said fraud could have taken place because voters are not required to present identification at polling places in UK elections.

Russia pledges support to ISIS opponents, no plans to join US-led coalition

September 19th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/189036-russia-isis-fight-ministry/

Russia will not “buy tickets” to the international coalition that is being created by the US to fight the Islamic State, but will continue its aid to Iraq, Syria and other nations that are fighting terrorists.

Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

September 19th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/angry-with-washington-1-in-4-americans-open-to-secession/

The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Residents of rural Western states warmer to the idea than Northeasterners.

Senate Republican Leaders Introduce Bill That Would Permanently Hobble Federal Labor Law

September 19th, 2014
Categories: Politics

National Labor Relations Board federal agency that has power to enforce much of America’s labor law. bill introduced by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) were to become law, then the NLRB would likely be unable to act on flagrant violations of the law.

Obama declines to give Ukraine 'lethal aid' despite Poroshenko's plea - Video

September 18th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/188808-poroshenko-usa-nato-lethal/

President Barack Obama has declined to supply Ukraine with “lethal aide” despite the passionate plea for more military equipment that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made to Congress earlier on Thursday.

John Kerry: 'This Little Thing Called the Internet ... Makes It Much Harder to Govern'

September 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://xrepublic.tv/node/10450

Speaking to State Department personnel at U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, , Secretary of State John Kerry said that "this little thing called the Internet makes it much harder to govern," said "ever since the end of the Cold War, forces have been unleashed that were tamped down for centuries by dictators.

Duma seeks limits on foreign ownership of Russian media companies

September 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/188376-russia-media-foreign-stock/

Opposition lawmakers prepared a bill that orders Russian mass media companies to have at least 80 percent of their stock held by Russian investors. Main reason was the desire to provide maximum information security. 20 percent limit chosen because 25 percent share would enable a blocking package.

Swiss village angry over tax increase to support just 1 refugee family - Video

September 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/188192-swiss-village-refugee-taxes/

Swiss village angery over supporting one refugee family. a mother from Eritrea, seven children, authorities aim to increase taxes. 1,000 people live in village of Hagenbuch, spend 60,000 Swiss francs US$64,000 euro) a month on the family, 30 percent of monthly expenses for entire village, assisting the woman with groceries shopping, cooking and cleaning.

Bill Clinton: Netanyahu 'not the guy' to strike lasting Middle East peace deal

September 16th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/bill-clinton-netanyahu-criticism-israeli-palestinian-deal

Bill Clinton has been recorded going off-message and criticising the Israeli government’s unwillingness to seek peace with Palestinians in unguarded comments that contrast with other leading Democrats, including his wife, potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Fast Food Franchise Owners Ask Congress For Help To Stop Worker Campaign For Wages, Union

September 16th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014897190

The International Franchise Association (IFA) is flying fast food store owners and other franchisees into Washington on Tuesday to drum up congressional opposition to a recent legal decision that could make corporations liable for how franchise employees are treated.

'No good terrorists': Lavrov urges anti-ISIS coalition not to put political interests first

September 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/187876-lavrov-isis-paris-conference/

There is no such thing as a ‘good’ terrorist, and we call on other nations not to show their political ambitions while fighting with terrorism, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a Paris conference on Iraq. 30 countries took part in the event. Criticized move not to invite Syria and Iran.

US Congress to vote to fund Syrian “rebels”

September 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/15/cong-s15.html

US Congress to vote this week on Obama administration’s request for authorization to train and arm “rebel” forces in Syria fighting government of President al-Assad, overwhelming approval expected in both the Democratic-controlled Senate and Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

EU does not recognize elections in Crimea — Ashton

September 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/749636

The European Union does not recognize elections in the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol,; EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton. "The European Union continues to condemn the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation.

Washington’s War Against Russia — Paul Craig Roberts

September 14th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/09/14/washingtons-war-russia-paul-craig-roberts-2/

If critical Russian industries are dependent on European capital markets, the sanctions will help Russia by forcing an end to this debilitating dependence. Russia should not be dependent on the West in any way. Russia needs to break up this process of ever more sanctions in order to derail the drive toward war.

Scottish Independence to Undermine UK Leverage

September 14th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/politics/20140915/192941947/Scottish-Independence-to-Undermine-UK-Leverage.html

On September 18 Scotland will vote on whether it wants to split away from the United Kingdom,end its 307-year dependence on London, “yes” vote threatening to strip the UK of some of its key defense facilities and significantly shrink its population and landmass, decreasing its international influence.

Lavrov: US fails to set whole world against Russia

September 13th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/749442

The United States has failed to set the whole world against Russia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said in the Right to Know talk show on the TV Tsentr channel. “The United States, is sending its emissaries all over the world and persuading everybody to be against us

Federal body rules out drug legalization in Russia

September 10th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/186704-russian-agency-legalize-drugs/

Russia’s Federal Drug Control Service said marijuana caused depression and schizophrenia, users have 60 times higher risk of switching to heroin .Cannabis use creates security threats, people would start operating complicated, dangerous machinery under the influence. “Someone who works at a nuclear power plant can wreak havoc after smoking marijuana.

Northeastern US states seek to cut public worker pensions

September 10th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/10/pens-s10.html

The attack on Detroit city worker pensions as part of the municipal bankruptcy scheme most extreme example of a nationwide assault on retirement programs for all public sector workers. Assault on public worker pensions being mounted in states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York.

OSCE says new sanctions against Russia should be postponed

September 10th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/748936

New sanctions against Russia overUkraine should be postponed, Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, chairmanof the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), said the truce should be given time before the West adopts more punitive measures against Russia.

Congressman: US in No Position to Police World

September 10th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/politics/20140910/192789012/Congressman-US-in-No-Position-to-Police-World.html

“We are what’s called a debtor nation. We cannot pay our bills without raising the debt ceiling so we can borrow money from foreign governments.: Congressman Walter Jones, a strong opponent of Iraq War; American military action without congressional approval, “We cannot police the world.

Obama says he has authority to take action against IS

September 9th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2014-09/10/c_126968412.htm

U.S. President Barack Obama told top lawmakers T he has authorityto take action against Islamic State (IS) militants. Obama told the Leaders he would welcome action by Congress that would "aid effort" and demonstrate to the world the United States is united in defeating threat from IS.

Serbian PM calls for exporting top quality Serbian products to Russia - interview

September 8th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/748675

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic: Serbia should export only top-quality goods to Russia, "The Russian market is very demanding and we should offer our best possible goods to it,” Vucic said, noting that Serbia was in a position to meet top European standards.

Source: EU states fail to approve new sanctions against Russia

September 8th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/748644

To approve the sanctions through a written procedure at the session of the Council of the EU in Brussels, it is necessary that all the 28 states of the EU sign the new package, led tomeeting of ambassadors of the 28 European Union countries “to discuss the situation”.

Obama Commits US to War against Russia in Defense of Baltic States

September 8th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-commits-us-to-war-against-russia-in-defense-of-baltic-states/5400280

Obama announced a series of military moves against Russia by the United States and NATO expanded economic sanctions and pledges to bolster military forces of former Soviet republics of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. Washington will push for all three countries to join NATO.

Finding the 'God' particle could destroy the universe, warns Stephen Hawking

September 7th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2746727/Maybe-shouldn-t-looking-quite-hard-God-particle-destroy-universe-warns-Stephen-Hawking.html

The Higgs boson 'God particle' could destroy the universe, Hawking says
Space and time could suddenly collapse - and 'we would not see it coming'
If scientists put too much energy in the Higgs boson the universe could end
Disaster very unlikely as physicists do not have large enough collider

Russia suspends all confectionary imports from Ukraine

September 6th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/business/185264-russia-bans-confectionary-ukraine/

Russian consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor has suspended all confectionery imports from Ukraine after discovering two Ukrainian companies broke consumer protection laws.
"In order to ensure the rights of consumers, starting September 5.

At NATO summit, US and Europe threaten Russia, plan military action against ISIS

September 5th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/05/nato-s05.html

The first day of NATO’s summit in Wales was dominated by scheming against Russia and preparations for military action in Iraq and Syria. Thursday, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced that member states had agreed to 15 million euros in direct military aid to Ukraine,

Fast food worker strike begins with arrests nationwide (PHOTOS)

September 4th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/185048-fast-food-cities-strike/

Fast food workers from around 150 cities across the United States went on strike early Thursday in an effort to secure higher wages and the right to join a union. At least 19 demonstrators were arrested Thursday morning in New York City’s Times Square

European farmers not to receive full Russian embargo compensation

September 3rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/business/184736-european-compensation-russian-embargo/

Farmers in Europe affected by Russian food embargo will not receive full compensation: German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt; one-to-one compensation. There can't be that," promised compensation in form of support to get a better “grip on the market.” Urged people to consume more. Beginning in the early morning, five times a day."

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