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INTERVIEW: Economic Sanctions to Hurt EU, Benefit Russia

May 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/russia/20140528/190197888/INTERVIEW-Economic-Sanctions-to-Hurt-EU-Benefit-Russia.html

Economic sanctions against Russia, the European Union will hurt its own importers, while Russia will only benefit from the restrictions which will stop capital outflow, reorganize its financial system and stimulate import-substituting production, Russian presidential aide Sergei Glazyev told RIA Novosti.

Poroshenko plans to hold talks with Putin 'to ease' situation in Ukraine

May 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_28/Poroshenko-plans-to-hold-talks-with-Putin-to-ease-situation-in-Ukraine-8972/

The new president-elect of Ukraine told a German newspaper Wednesday that he planned to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in a bid to "ease" the crisis in Ukraine, make for peace. When and where these talks will take place, is not yet decided AFP reports.

Putin Says Russia, China Need To Ensure Security Of Their Gold Reserves

May 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Putin_Says_Russia%2C_China_Need_To_Ensure_Security_Of_Their_Gold_Reserves/35543/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Russia dumping record amount of Treasurys, buying gold, 900,000 ounces continues to purchase gold, certainly won't be storing its physical metal with any of the western Central Banks. China and Russia consider further steps to shift to national currencies in bilateral transactions.

Exxon, BP Defy Obama; Extend Partnership with Russia

May 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Exxon%2C_BP_Defy_Obama%3B_Extend_Partnership_with_Russia/35529/0/38/38/Y/M.html

largest oil companies in the world ExxonMobil and BP separately signed agreements with Rosneft – Russia’s state-owned oil companyto extend and deepen their relationships for energy exploration. Partnership to build liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal on Russia’s pacific coast.

Judges Approve USDA Confiscating Farmers' Harvests

May 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Judges_Approve_USDA_Confiscating_Farmers%27_Harvests/35542/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture taking 47% of a farmer's harvest does not violate the Fifth Amendment's takings clause as long as the government aims to drive up crop prices.

Obama: Military to remain backbone of America’s leadership

May 28th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/usa/162032-obama-policy-west-point/

Obama: US military remains core of America’s ability to influence changes abroad. reserves power to launch attacks if America’s interests threatened, urged Congress earmark billions to assist nations combating terrorism.

Honey: The Solution for Antibiotic Resistant “Super Bugs”?

May 28th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/honey-solution-antibiotic-resistant-super-bugs/

Over-dependence on antibiotics has helped bacterial evolve capable of resisting conventional drugs designed to kill them. Susan M. Meschwitz PhD: The unique property of honey lies in its ability to fight infection on multiple levels, making it more difficult for bacteria to develop resistance.”

First Cisco And Microsoft, Now IBM: China Orders Banks To Remove High-End IBM Servers

May 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/First_Cisco_And_Microsoft%2C_Now_IBM%3A_China_Orders_Banks_To_Remove_High-End_IBM_Servers/35516/0/0/0/Y/M.html

China has expanded its list of sanctioned companies from Microsoft to include IBM. Chinese government is pushing domestic banks to “remove high-end servers made by International Business Machines Corp. and replace them with a local brand.”

Putin to Kiev: End violence against people-Video

May 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/27/364366/ukraine-violence-must-immediately-end/

Russia has called on Ukraine to put an end to violence against people after dozens of civilians were killed in clashes in the main airport of the self-proclaimed Republic of Donetsk. President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for an immediate end to military operations in eastern Ukraine.

Fresh clashes break out in Brazilian capital-Video

May 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/28/364436/clashes-break-out-in-brazilian-capital/

Clashes in Brazil between police on horses, indigenous protesters in traditional headdress. Violence broke out Tuesday in Brasilia as police fired teargas to break up demonstration held by various indigenous groups, homeless people, others opposed to money spent on 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Obama promises 'full support' to Ukraine’s President-elect Poroshenko-Video

May 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/27/364420/obama-offers-full-support-to-poroshenko/

US President Barack Obama has called Petro Poroshenko, the newly elected president of Ukraine, and offered him Washington’s “full support”. Obama said on Tuesday the United States would provide assistance to Ukraine as Poroshenko "seeks to unify and move his country forward.

'Slaughterhouse': Civilians die in Kiev's ruthless military attacks (GRAPHIC)

May 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/161772-eastern-ukraine-attack-deaths/

Bodies are piling up in Donetsk morgues after Kiev unleashed fighter jets and artillery on the country’s southeast just hours after the presidential election. New leader-elect Petro Poroshenko is pushing for the crackdown to become even “more effective.”

China hits activists with common-crime charges

May 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://news.yahoo.com/china-hits-activists-common-crime-charges-085055740.html

Prosecuting political, social activists, image-conscious Beijing shifting its tactics, using public disorder charges to lock up those it considers nuisances or threats to its rule, rather than filing charges of inciting state subversion that amount to political prosecution drawing international condemnations.

New Ukraine government launches airstrikes, prepares austerity measures

May 27th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/27/ukra-m27.html

Air strikes against pro-Russian separatist forces that took control of Donetsk International Airport. Mortar fire in Slovyansk. IMF loan contingent on deep cuts to gas subsidies. Currency devaluation, bailouts for country’s major banks, wage cutting, privatization of services, mass layoffs, spending cuts.

Government Plan Would Transform Israel Into The World’s First Cashless Society

May 26th, 2014
Categories: News, Zionism, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Government_Plan_Would_Transform_Israel_Into_The_World%E2%80%99s_First_Cashless_Society/35500/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Plan to do away with cash transactions in Israel. Individuals and businesses still permitted to conduct cash transactions in small amounts, goal to force citizens to conduct business using electronic payment. Believe “cash is bad,” fuels underground economy, allows people to avoid paying taxes.

Central Bank of Russia shuts offices of nine Ukrainian banks in Crimea

May 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/733276

Russia’s central bank has prohibited the offices of nine Ukrainian banks in Crimea to continue their operations. The banking authority said this in a statement on Monday. Depositors will be compensated by recently established fund to protect rights of depositors in Crimea, the central bank said.

Moscow urges Kiev to halt military operations in east Ukraine-Video

May 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/27/364318/moscow-urges-kiev-to-halt-military-ops/

Moscow has urged Kiev to halt its military operations in eastern Ukraine amid reports of civilian casualties during a full-scale assault on pro-Russian protesters there. Russian Foreign Ministry released statement urging Kiev government to stop Ukraine’s military operations against its people.

Battle at Donetsk airport; new Ukraine leader says no talks with 'terrorists'

May 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/26/us-ukraine-crisis-idUSBREA4M05420140526

Ukraine launched air strikes, paratrooper assault; new leader rejected talks; said military campaign able to put down separatist revolt in hours. Fighting continuing after eight hours with planes, helicopters, rockets, cannon; spread to nearby neighborhoods. Full-blown military standoff, helicopter destroyed.

Poroshenko says will return Crimea to Ukraine-Video

May 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/26/364280/i-will-get-crimea-back-poroshenko/

Ukraine’s president-elect has said that one of his main priorities is to return Crimea to his country's rule but Russia says Crimea will not be returned to Ukraine. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Crimea is part of Russia and will never be returned to Ukraine.

Billionaire Chocolate Tycoon Wins Ukrainian Elections-Video

May 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/27/364312/billionaire-chocolate-tycoon-wins-ukrainian-elections/

Ukrainians went to the ballot boxes on Sunday to vote for a new President dubbed the chocolate king, promised to have parliamentary elections by the end of 2014, and pledged to give amnesty to any pro Russian gunmen in the East as long as they lay down their weapons

Israel to ‘evict the dead’ in Bedouin village demolished over 60 times

May 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/161596-israel-bedouin-evict-dead/

Israel is trying out a new sort of “flexible evictions” in its quest to root out the “illegal” Bedouin village of Al-Araqib, demolished 63 times to date. Now even those buried in the village cemetery are reportedly receiving eviction orders. Bedouins for years have been defiantly rebuilding the unrecognized village,

How Do You Like Being Exposed to 80,000 Unregulated Chemicals Every Day?

May 26th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/like-exposed-80000-unregulated-chemicals-every-day/

80,000 toxic chemicals that are unregulated and untested by independent scientific bodies, approval by agencies like the EPA. Companies are free to put these untested, carcinogenic, toxic chemicals in any product they wish without government oversight.

Moscow Astounded As Top Mob Boss Becomes Ukraine Leader

May 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1772.htm

One of the global leaders of the feared Red Mafiya. Started his weapons, gambling and prostitution business by laundering the money of Soviet times’ administrators. Accused of being involved in large scale corruption schemes, open lobbying, embezzlement of budget allocations, tax evasion.

EU ready to sign free trade zone agreement with Ukraine

May 26th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_26/EU-ready-to-sign-free-trade-zone-agreement-with-Ukraine-3150/

European Parliament delegation head Goeran Faerm: European Union ready to sign free trade zone agreement with Ukraine, continue talks on visa-free travel, provide Ukraine with foreign political, financial assistance.

Snowden in Russia of his own free will – Glenn Greenwald

May 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_25/Snowden-lives-in-Russia-of-his-own-free-will-Glenn-Greenwald-4142/

Edward Snowden is not a hostage, he feels free in Russia, says UK journalist Glenn Greenwald, who was first to publish the fugitive former US National Security Agency (NSA) employer's revelations in 'The Guardian' newspaper.

Elections in Ukraine will make things worse, not better - expert

May 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_05_25/Elections-in-Ukraine-will-make-things-worse-not-better-expert-0152/

As the violence in Ukraine shows no signs of abating, major world powers still hope to resolve the situation through political means. Francis Boyle, professor at the Illinois College of Law and the author of "Talking America’s Toughest Questions," expressed his opinion about the ongoing presidential election in Ukraine during his interview with Radio VR.

Restrictions & Regulations: FDA Still Attacking Organic Farming

May 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, Politics, Police State, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/fda-trying-ban-organic-farming/

U.S. Food and Drug Administration is trying to ban organic farming, by making it impossible for farmers to use their own organic compost. FDA restrictions would also make burdensome rules for growers.

Prince Charles, Hitler and ignorance

May 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/25-05-2014/127647-charlie_hitler-0/

If the reported remark by Prince Charles on a visit to Canada, comparing the actions of President Putin to Hitler are true, then it speaks volumes not only about Prince Charles' capacity to be a future monarch but also, the background to such a classic example of sheer ignorance.

Ukraine Holds Presidential Vote; Rebels Block It

May 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/ukraine-holds-presidential-vote-rebels-block-it/500829.html

Long lines snaked around polling stations in Kiev for Ukraine's crucial presidential election Sunday in stark contrast to the country's troubled east, where heavily armed pro-Russia rebels intimidated voters by smashing ballot boxes and blocking voting centers.

OSCE calls on Kiev authorities to investigate Italian reporter's death

May 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_05_25/OSCE-calls-on-Kiev-authorities-to-investigate-Italian-reporters-death-4672/

OSCE media freedom representative Dunja Mijatovic demanded that Kiev authorities investigate the circumstances of death of an Italian reporter and his interpreter in Ukraine.

West ignoring Russia’s interests in Ukraine: Putin-Video

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

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/05/25/364028/west-ignoring-russias-interests/

Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the West of ignoring Moscow's security and economic interests in Ukraine. "We hear only one answer, as if on a record: Every nation has a right to determine on its own the security system in which it wants to live, and that doesn't concern you,"

Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Microsoft push back on surveillance gag orders

May 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Science

Link: http://rt.com/usa/161192-google-facebook-microsoft-nsa-gag/

A number of large tech companies are pushing back against US government orders that they not disclose the number of data requests made as part of ongoing investigations, according to court documents unsealed on Friday.

Worldwide march against Monsanto LIVE UPDATES-Video

May 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://rt.com/news/161184-march-against-monsanto-updates/

A global event challenging the agricultural behemoth Monsanto’s efforts to dominate the world food supply is taking place across the globe as millions of anti-GMO activists join forces against the biotech giant.

Putin: I don’t think new Cold War will start, no one wants it

May 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/161296-putin-new-cold-war/

The Russian president believes a new Cold War is unlikely as no one is interested in it. Vladimir Putin cited Crimea as Moscow’s "reasonable response" to "the language of force" the West was trying to use, but added it should not happen again.

Self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk republics form ‘Novorossiya’ union

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

Link: http://rt.com/news/161304-donetsk-lugansk-unite-state/

Donetsk, Lugansk People’s Republics which held referenda on independence from Ukraine declared creation of Novorossiya union. Coalition vowed to protect innocent civilians from “terror of Nazi gangs, financed by oligarchs, foreign security services.” Pledges fight for people’s rights to a decent life.”

Not another broken promise!’ Activists across globe demand Guantanamo closure

May 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/160936-gitmo-torture-global-action/

Activists around the world joined the Gitmo Global Day of Action, demanding the prison be closed and an end to the indefinite detention of its inmates. They say President Obama has not fulfilled his promises as hunger strikes and force-feeding continue.

Ukraine's chocolate billionaire tipped for president- Video

May 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27550166

Violence has continued in eastern Ukraine, which is due to hold its presidential election on Sunday.Clashes, particularly in Donetsk and Luhansk, have seriously disrupted preparations for the polls.

On eve of election, Ukraine slides toward civil war

May 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/05/23/ukra-m23.html

Ukrainian armed forces early Thursday suffered their worst losses since launching a military crackdown last month against civilian populations opposing Kiev’s coup regime in eastern and southern Ukraine. Attack on a pro-regime roadblock left 16 soldiers dead and at least 30 more wounded.

Thailand: Coup Ousts US-Backed Dictator

May 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Thailand%3A_Coup_Ousts_US-Backed_Dictator/35421/0/0/0/Y/M.html

Regime of billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra ousted in 2006 coup fled the country, lives in Dubai. political machine intact, able to rule country remotely through appointed proxies. A convicted criminal, not on ballot or in the country running his party as unelected prime minister, therefore a dictator.

Sanctions will have boomerang effect on West - Putin

May 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014810135

Criticising the United States, he said the vision of a "unipolar" world had failed and hailed European companies for taking a more "pragmatic" approach to Russia. The European Union, heavily reliant on Russian gas supplies, has been more reluctant than Washington to impose tough sanctions on Russia.

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