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German parliament approves shipment of weapons to Kurdish forces in Iraq

September 3rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/09/03/merk-s03.html

After having made clear that the German government was preparing for possible war with Russia, Merkel came to the session’s central matter—the German government’s decision to supply weapons to the Kurdish Peshmerga militia in northern Iraq.

Putin Calls For Talks To Consider Statehood For Southeastern Ukraine

September 1st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/31/344749130/putin-calls-for-talks-to-consider-statehood-for-southeastern-ukraine

Putin; "Substantive, meaningful talks should begin immediately related to the issues of society's political organization and statehood in southeastern Ukraine to protect legitimate interests of people living there.

Poroshenko Wants Donetsk, Luhansk Republics to be Recognized as Terrorist Organizations

September 1st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/politics/20140901/192541542/Poroshenko-Wants-Donetsk-Luhansk-Republics-to-be-Recognized-as.html

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intends to raise the issue of recognizing the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics as terrorist organizations during his upcoming visit to the United States, the president’s press service said in a statement Monday.

Mexican Judge Departs From Script, Turns Monsanto’s Mexican Dream Into Legal Nightmare

September 1st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Mexican_Judge_Departs_From_Script%2C_Turns_Monsanto%E2%80%99s_Mexican_Dream_Into_Legal_Nightmare/37639/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Federal Court voted to uphold Judge Marroquín Zaleta’s 2013 ruling to suspend the granting of licenses for GMO field trials sought by Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, Pionner-Dupont and Mexico’s SEMARNAT (Environment and Natural Resources Ministry)

White House threatens Russia over alleged incursion into eastern Ukraine

August 29th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/29/ukra-a29.html

The Obama administration and NATO officials on Thursday escalated threats against Russia over the alleged incursion of two columns of Russian tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine. Moscow has denied accusations that its troops are actively involved in the country.

The German intervention in Iraq

August 28th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/08/28/pers-a28.html

Chancellor Angela Merkel; government’s decision to supply weapons to Iraq, first such shipment to a war zone, by German governments since reunification in 1990. Merkel included“ participation in NATO’s mission in Yugoslavia,” “sending of combat troops to Afghanistan after September 11.

Swiss President Says Concerned With US Plan to Supply Nuclear Fuel to Ukraine

August 27th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140828/192405847/Swiss-President-Says-Concerned-With-US-Plan-to-Supply-Nuclear-Fuel-to-Ukraine.html

Swiss President and Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE Didier Burkhalter shared Russia's concern over nuclear security due to US intention to supply nuclear fuel to Ukraine and urged Moscow to address the International Atomic Energy Agency.

America Frightens Us

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

Link: http://www.a-w-i-p.com/index.php/2014/08/26/america-frightens-us

Introduction by Paul Craig Roberts: Dear Friends: I am pleased to be able to share with you this revealing article written for our website by the editor of an important website in Germany. Washington’s lies echoed by the presstitute media that serves Washington are destroying Washington’s credibility

Cornel West slams 'counterfeit' Obama's presidency

August 25th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/182688-cornel-west-obama-counterfeit/

Cornel West, activist and professor at Union Theological Seminary, ripped Barack Obama’s “Wall Street presidency,” calling him another neoliberal “counterfeit” after posing as a progressive in his initial campaign for the White House in 2008. “We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency,” West told Salon.com’s Thomas Frank.

Communists say Russia should throw off ‘strangling noose’ of WTO

August 25th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/182560-russia-communists-wto-quit/

Communist Party MPs have prepared a bill detailing Russia’s exit from the World Trade Organization, claiming membership leads only to problems and promotes attempts at the ‘external management’ of the national economy. Russia must quit the WTO agreement to protect its agriculture, manufacturing.

Ukrainian President Decides To Dissolve Parliament – Spokesman

August 23rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140826/192338400/Ukrainian-President-Decides-To-Dissolve-Parliament--Spokesman.html

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has decided to dissolve the country’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, his spokesman Svyatoslav Tsegolko said on Monday. The president said the new parliamentary elections in Ukraine will take place on October 26.

Spanish Farmers Burn EU Flags Over Brussels’ Policy Toward Russia

August 23rd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140823/192272437/Spanish-Farmers-Burn-EU-Flags-Over-Brussels-Policy-Toward.html

Representatives of Spanish Young Farmers and Ranchers of Catalonia (JARC) organization have burnt several flags of the European Union protesting Brussels’ policy toward Russia and measures taken after Moscow introduced import restrictions.

Solar Panels Denied to Homes by Utility Companies - Video

August 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/solar-panels-denied-to-homes-by-utility-companies/

Solar panels are being denied to certain states as utilities companies and politicians are looking out for their own interests in an effort to eliminate the competition. We look why homes are being prevented from supplying stored energy, in this Lip News clip with Lissette Padilla and Mark Sovel.

Russia may consider ban on car imports from West: Report - Video

August 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/08/18/375743/russia-may-ban-car-imports-from-west/

Moscow may “fully or partly” ban car imports should Washington and its EU allies adopt fresh sanctions. Bans would not apply to the production of foreign automakers operating inside Russia. Russia imposed year-long food bans on US, EU, Australia, Canada and Norway for their embargoes.

Activists seek blacklist on foreign drinks at state-sponsored banquets

August 20th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/181564-russian-government-drinks-sanctions/

Representatives of Russia’s Public Chamber suggest government ban on purchasing foreign-made drinks, including liquor and wine, for official banquets sponsored with state money. Serve only domestic drinks at banquets – be it Russian vodka or Crimean wine.

EUROPE PAYS FARMERS TO DESTROY FOOD HIT BY RUSSIAN BAN

August 19th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/EUROPE_PAYS_FARMERS_TO_DESTROY_FOOD_HIT_BY_RUSSIAN_BAN_/37344/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Farmers in Europe will be paid to destroy or give away fruit and vegetables to stop prices from collapsing after Russia banned imports in retaliation for Western sanctions. 125 million euros to compensate producers for not selling a range of perishable items, harvesting them before they ripen or leaving them to rot. Measure aimed at reducing the supply so the prices don’t drop to crisis levels.

Putin to attend talks with Ukraine president & EU reps August 26 in Minsk

August 19th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/181376-putin-eu-ukraine-meeting/

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, will meet on August 26 in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, the Kremlin said. The talks will take place as part of a summit between leaders of the countries in the Eurasian Customs Union - Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

Nationalists seek import ban on ex-Soviet nations associating with EU

August 18th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/180964-russia-food-imports-expand/

A nationalist party MP is suggesting the Russian government introduce more restrictions on food imports, covering nations that have an association agreement with the EU, including Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia.

Crimea asks Russia for permission to import some agricultural products from Ukraine

August 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/745281

Crimea asked Russia for permission to continue importing milk, dairy products, sugar and sunflower oil from Ukraine. Crimea is less dependent on Ukraine in other food items because it either has its own reserves or has compensated its needs with supplies from mainland Russia.

Direct Ukraine-Russia clash must be avoided: German FM

August 17th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/17/375678/no-direct-ukraine-clash-germans-warn/

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier pledged vigilance against “sliding ever deeper into a direct confrontation between Ukrainian and Russian armed forces," adding, "This must be avoided at all cost." "We need a durable solution".

EU Farmers To Lose $16 Billion as Russians Support Food Embargo

August 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/analysis/20140814/191997283/EU-Farmers-To-Lose-16-Billion-as-Russians-Support-Food-Embargo.html

Agricultural export to Russia $15.8 billion in 2013. Estimated loss for European economy $16 billion. Russian sanctions may draw Europe into a market crisis. Sanctions have already caused a serious blow to the European agricultural sector, causing a sharp drop in prices.

EU Threatens New Anti-Russian Sanctions Over Ukraine

August 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140815/192051029/EU-Threatens-New-Anti-Russian-Sanctions-Over-Ukraine.html

Foreign Ministers of the 28-member European Union agreed Friday to consider new sanctions against Russia if Moscow maintains its stance on the Ukrainian crisis, Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans said.

Australia: Pro-Palestinian protesters raids Israeli drone factory

August 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://sabbah.biz/mt/archives/2014/08/15/australia-pro-palestinian-protesters-raids-israeli-drone-factory/

Three men and three women from the Melbourne Palestine Action Group occupied the roof of Elbit Systems of Australia for five hours before being removed, arrested by police. They raided the manufacturing compound which, they said, supplies arms and drones for Israel.

Agricultural agency extends list of Brazil pork suppliers

August 14th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/745032

Veterinary standards officials authorised four more Brazilian pork suppliers to serve Russian market, lifts temporary restrictions banning exports to Russia of pork imposed after ractopamine a drug making animals more muscular found in their products.

Russia’s retaliatory sanctions designed to protect domestic agricultural producers

August 14th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/economy/745093

President Vladimir Putin: Russia’s retaliatory sanctions against Western agricultural imports are prompted to protect domestic agricultural producers. who found themselves in a disadvantage in their own market after Europe had imposed sanctions against Russia.

Increased Brazil-Russia Trade Could Antagonize the West - Expert

August 13th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/analysis/20140813/191956894/Increased-Brazil-Russia-Trade-Could-Antagonize-the-West.html

The opportunity, created for BRICS group of emerging economies’ member Brazil to increase its food exports to Russia, following the ban imposed by Moscow on the United States and European Union food products, could put Brazil at odds with Washington.

CO Republican: Fracking is okay, it’s natural for water to burn. ‘Indians’ used it for warmth.

August 12th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/08/12/co-republican-fracking-is-okay-its-natural-for-water-to-burn-indians-used-it-for-warmth/

A Colorado Republican state senator justified hydraulic fracturing commonly known as “fracking” said the presence of burnable amounts of methane gas in drinking water is a natural phenomenon. the “Indians” used it for “warmth in the wintertime” many years ago.

Open letter to President Obama: Your legacy

August 10th, 2014
Categories: News, Zionism, Politics

Link: http://www.redressonline.com/2014/08/open-letter-to-president-obama-your-legacy/

This open letter was inspired by a friend of mine who suggested that you should be urged to resign rather than remain a prisoner of the majority in Congress who take their orders from the Zionist lobby and its so-called Christian evangelical allies and who by doing so are betraying America’s own best interests and could be called traitors not mere stooges.

Poland asks US to buy apples banned by Russia

August 10th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/business/179332-poland-us-import-apples/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

Moscow banned all food imports from the EU, the US, and other countries who imposed sanctions on Russia. 60 percent of Poland's territory is agricultural land, crucial part of the economy. Poland is Europe’s largest producer of apples, fifth largest producer in the world, biggest supplier to Russia.

Western Companies Determined to Cooperate With Russia Despite Sanctions – Putin

August 9th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/business/20140809/191869443/Western-Companies-Determined-to-Cooperate-With-Russia-Despite-Sanctions.html

Western companies are determined to work with Russia, despite sanctions, Moscow welcomes this intention and is ready to widen the cooperation; Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Turks prepare to vote in first direct presidential vote

August 9th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/08/09/374670/turkey-gears-up-for-direct-pres-vote/

Sunday, Turkish citizens for the first time directly elect their head of state forfive-year term. 53 million people are eligible to vote in Turkey. three main candidates in the election, includes incumbent prime minister ruling Justice, Development Party’s (AKP) candidate, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

US, Britain Say Russia’s Humanitarian Mission to Ukraine Illegal

August 9th, 2014
Categories: World, Politics

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140809/191874435/US-Britain-Say-Russias-Humanitarian-Mission-to-Ukraine-Illegal.html

US and Britain say any Russian humanitarian mission in Ukraine will be “unjustified and illegal; Statement issued by Downing Street "The Prime Minister and President are absolutely clear that such a so-called humanitarian mission would be unjustified and illegal

The West Is On The Wrong Path — Gabor Steingart, publisher, Handelsblatt

August 8th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/08/08/west-wrong-path-gabor-steingart-publisher-handelsblatt/

Finally an independent voice has come out of Europe. The publisher of Germany’s most important newspaper has criticized both the German press for serving as a ministry of propaganda for Washington and criticized Washington’s policy toward Russia as a failure to think:

NATO plans joint drills with Ukraine, invites Poroshenko to summit

August 8th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/178804-nato-drills-ukraine-poroshenko/

Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, at a press conference in Kiev, outlined that would also work with Ukraine on defense planning, as well as how to reform its armed forces and institutions. Rasmussen repeatedly made the point that they are ready to advise and assist Ukraine.

Video: Russia food ban a ‘nightmare’ for French farmers

August 8th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.france24.com/en/20140808-russia-food-ban-french-farmers-nightmare/

Russian import ban could seriously affect French fruit and vegetable industry. “Russia is a significant market for France that grows by 10 percent each year. It’s not trivial.” Merchandise now needs new clients before it reaches its expiry date.

TRADE WAR INTENSIFIES AS RUSSIA BANS IMPORT OF U.S. FOOD-Video

August 7th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/TRADE_WAR_INTENSIFIES_AS_RUSSIA_BANS_IMPORT_OF_U.S._FOOD/37116/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Russia imposes a total ban on deliveries of beef, pork, fruit, vegetables, poultry, fish, cheese, milk and dairy products,”; Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Russia bought $43 billion worth of food last year, biggest consumer of EU fruit and vegetables. Russia considers the sanctions economic warfare.

Foreign booze, tobacco, soda in Communists’ sanction sights ‘to protect Russian genes’

August 7th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/178696-russia-sugar-soda-tax/

Communist Party lawmakers asking Russian government to impose sanctions on tobacco, alcohol and carbonated drinks from all countries that support sanctions against Russia, saying that would be in the interests of national security. will protect the Russian gene pool against low quality drinks.

Putin bans agricultural imports from sanctioning countries for 1 year-Video

August 6th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/178484-putin-russia-sanctions-agriculture/

A one-year ban has been imposed on certain agricultural produce, foods and raw materials from countries that have sanctioned Russia. An order on economic measures to protect the country's security has been signed by President Putin.

Poroshenko blasts MPs as ‘fifth column’ after E. Ukraine 'terrorist' bill fails-Video

August 2nd, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/177560-ukraine-poroshenko-terrorist-east/

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, blasted the country’s parliament as a “fifth column which cannot recognize the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics as terrorist groups.” The country is in need of snap parliamentary elections.

'We are with you. Here are the missiles!' US Senate passes emergency funding for Israel's Iron Dome

August 1st, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/177404-senate-support-iron-dome-israel/

The Senate overwhelmingly approved an emergency measure early Friday that could give $225 million in additional revenue to Israel for the country’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

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