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Why Myanmar’s plan to acquire fighter jets from China, Pakistan should worry India

June 25th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/20027

Myanmar government planning to procure number of JF-17 Thunder multi-role combat aircraft. JF-17 is joint project of Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Aeronautical Complex, Chengdu Aerospace Corporation of China. Myanmar, India share a 1,600-km-long land boundary, long maritime boundary in Bay of Bengal.

250,000 People Forcibly Removed From Their Homes For World Cup in Brazil

June 25th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/250%2C000_People_Forcibly_Removed_From_Their_Homes_For_World_Cup_in_Brazil/36192/0/38/38/Y/M.html

In response to mass evictions and billions of tax dollars put into the World Cup, protesters battled police in “Robocop” suits, flame resistant built to withstand heavy blows. In 2008 1.25 million people were evicted by Chinese government from their homes in preparation for the 2008 Olympics.

For sake of army morale: Ukrainian TV advised against airing bodies

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

Link: http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_06_25/All-for-armys-morale-Ukrainian-reporters-advised-against-airing-dead-bodies-1261/

Ukraine Independent Media Trade Union recommendations: journalists advised to avoid showing the dead on screen, use the word "corpse, domestic political rows, videos by the opposing side, not to show despair. Could undermine military morale, encourage parents to stop sons joining the troops.

EU Attempts to Punish Crimea for Reunification with Russia Unacceptable - Moscow

June 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140624/190687742/EU-Attempts-to-Punish-Crimea-for-Reunification-with-Russia.html

Russian Foreign Ministry: The European Union’s attempts to punish Crimea for its reunifying with Russia is completely unacceptable. European Council announced a ban on all imports from the Crimean Peninsula and the city of Sevastopol if goods do not carry a certification from Ukraine.

Israel threatens Syria with more attacks-Video

June 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://presstv.com/detail/2014/06/24/368369/israel-threatens-syria-with-more-attacks/

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened that Israel would carry out more assaults against Syria, following recent airstrikes and shelling against targets inside the Arab country. Netanyahu said on Monday that Israel would respond with even tougher force if Syria retaliates.

Iran transfers 88 Russian Sukhoi fighter planes to Iraq

June 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Iraq

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Iran_transfers_88_Russian_Sukhoi_fighter_planes_to_Iraq/36152/0/0/0/Y/M.html

88 Russian Sukhoi fighter planes arrived at the Imam Ali military base in Nasiriyah, Dhi Qar. which were held by the Republic of Iran for more than 20 years. Aircraft will be equipped with sophisticated weapons;will take part in fighting against Islamic State in Iraq and Levant.”

Kiev Delivering on Rhetoric to ‘Cleanse Sub-Humans’

June 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.intifada-palestine.com/2014/06/kiev-delivering-rhetoric-cleanse-sub-humans/

Arseniy Yatsenyuk, US-installed prime minister promised military forces of the Kiev junta would cleanse sub-humansfrom country’s eastern regions referring to the ethnic Russian populations of southeast regions of Ukraine, who are refusing to acknowledge the US-backed coup in Kiev as legitimate.

Shrinkage: Kiev doubles the price of cold water, shuts off hot water

June 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.sovereignman.com/trends/shrinkage-kiev-doubles-the-price-of-cold-water-shuts-off-hot-water-14612/

Local gas company in Kiev (Kyivenergo) announced they would be shutting off hot water supply to most of the city. Official reason: Kyivenergo (the energy supplier to Kiev) owes a debt to Ukraine state gas company (Naftogaz) $100 million. Ukraine has its own domestic natural gas supplies.

US Corporations have Dumped 206 Million Pounds of Toxic Chemicals into America’s Waterways

June 24th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, Politics, Health

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/environmental-news/us-corporations-dumped-206-million-pounds-toxic-chemicals-americas-waterways/

Industrial facilities across the U.S. dumped more than 206 million pounds of toxic chemicals into waterways in 2012, Tyson Foods Inc. alone dumped more than 18.5 million pounds—about 9 percent of the nationwide total. Waters have become a dumping ground for polluters.

Detroit water department to begin payment aid program after rate hikes, UN complaint

June 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2014/06/detroit_water_department_to_be.html#incart_river_default

An $800,000 program to help low-income Detroiters pay their water bills will be put in place in July after services were cut off from some residents in recent months and complaints were made to a United Nations representative. 90,000 city residents and businesses behind on their water bills.

Memo on drone killings of US citizens makes case for presidential dictatorship

June 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/06/24/dron-j24.html

US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday released a redacted version of the secret Obama administration memo arguing for the legality of presidential assassinations, without charges or trial, of US citizens. It could serve as a key exhibit in impeachment proceedings.

Independence Supporters Say Ukrainian Forces Continue Fighting – Donetsk

June 24th, 2014
Categories: News, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140624/190687541/Independence-Supporters-Say-Ukrainian-Forces-Continue-Fighting-.html

Representatives of Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) deniedKiev’s allegations independence supporters violated ceasefire, accused Ukrainian special forces of continuing fighting told RIA Novosti that self-defense forces were only acting in response to the attacks on the Ukrainian side.

Moscow Condemns EU For Biased Conclusions on Ukraine

June 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics, Police State

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20140624/190688403/Moscow-Condemns-EU-For-Biased-Conclusions-on-Ukraine.html

Russian Foreign Ministry: European Union Council report on Ukraine contains opinions that are biased, politically motivated and far from reality. fail to mention dozens of children killed during the ‘anti-terror operation, thousands of refugees flock to the Russia.

Putin: We will not deploy forces to Ukraine-Video

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

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/24/368425/putin-scraps-troop-deployment-in-ukraine/

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he scrapped plans to send troops into Ukraine, move seen to de-escalate ongoing crisis in region, asked upper chamber of parliament to cancel resolution that would allow him to deploy forces into Ukraine.

Hamas refutes Israeli claims over abduction of teenagers-Video

June 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Palestine, Zionism, Middle East, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/24/368449/hamas-refutes-israels-baseless-claims/

Palestinian Islamic resistance movement Hamas rejects as baseless Israel’s claim that the movement is involved in the alleged abduction of three Israeli youths in the West Bank. Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khaled Meshaal says the resistance movement has no information about the Israelis.

Presidential bill bans foreign bank accounts for civil servants

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

Link: http://rt.com/politics/168052-russia-officials-foreign-assets/

Vladimir Putin’s draft law forbids all staff involved in state administration and strategic industries concerning the sovereignty and national security of Russia from holding foreign bank accounts. Requires income reporting for state employees of all levels. acquisitions, real estate, cars or securities.

Iraq grants US Special Forces 'acceptable assurances' on immunity

June 24th, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State, Iraq

Link: http://rt.com/news/168060-obama-immunity-forces-iraq/

Defense Department has yet to receive in writing immunity agreements for troops, but "Iraq has provided acceptable assurances" for 300 Special Forces troops President Obama announced he would send to Iraq. US advisors subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, not Iraqi law.

New York Lawmakers Approve Limited Medical Marijuana Bill

June 24th, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/new-york-lawmakers-approve-limited-medical-marijuana-bill/

Legislators in New York give final approval to a bill that will allow limited access to medicinal marijuana, making them the 23rd state to approve a medical marijuana law. Bill will allow state-approved patients access to edible and vapor extracts of marijuana, it will not allow them to smoke it.

Australian Supreme Court Rules Against Organic Farmer in GMO Contamination Case

June 24th, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Police State, Science

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/australian-supreme-court-rules-organic-farmer-gmo-contamination-case/

Organic farmer, Steve Marsh will receive no compensation for losing his organic certification resulting from a neighbor’s GE crops contaminating his own. The court ruled that no physical harm had been shown and the burden rested on the plaintiff to clean up the GE-mess to reinstate his certification.

Syria has slams Israel deadly attacks in Golan Heights-Video

June 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/23/368327/syria-slams-israel-deadly-attacks/

Syria has slammed Israel’s deadly attacks on its military targets from the air and the ground as a “blatant violation” of its territory, urging the United Nations to condemn the aggression. Israeli aircraft targeted the Syrian army positions, while its tanks hit government targets in the Golan Heights region.

Most Americans say Iraq war wasn’t worth costs-Video

June 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, Politics, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/24/368359/us-poll-iraq-war-wasnt-worth-costs/

Most Americans believe that the Iraq war was not worth the costs, a new survey has found. CBS News/New York Times poll found on Monday that only 18 percent of Americans think the result of the war in Iraq was worth the loss of American lives and other costs of attacking the Arab country in 2003.

Donetsk self-defense forces agree to ceasefire until 0700 GMT Friday

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

Link: http://rt.com/news/167932-ceasefire-east-ukraine-agree/

The leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic in eastern Ukraine agreed to a ceasefire in the region until 10 a.m. local time on Friday. He stressed that the self-defense force's ceasefire will come only as a reciprocal move.

Consumer Reports Poll Shows 92% of Citizens Want Strict GMO Regulations

June 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, Nature, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/national-consumer-reports-poll-shows-92-citizens-want-strict-gmo-regulations/

92% of US citizens are asking their government to label GE foods, according to a new poll from Consumer Reports. Data for the poll came from several states, including Massachusetts, Oregon, Colorado, and New York—where a vote pending considering mandatory labeling of GE crops.

Nationalist MP wants return of military training in secondary schools

June 23rd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/167780-russia-military-training-schools/

MP Roman Khudyakov asking Defense and Education ministers to develop new school program that would include Russian military history, basic military training and introduction to various pieces of military hardware modelling the course on Soviet-era “basic military training for boys and girls alike.

Australia planning to produce GMO milk

June 22nd, 2014
Categories: Nature, Environment, World, Politics, Science, Health

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Australia_planning_to_produce_GMO_milk/36115/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A plan to feed Australian dairy cows genetically modified rye grass designed to boost milk production has sparked concerns from both organic and non-organic farmers. Opponents of the scheme fear that GM grasses could contaminate neighbouring properties.

Cheney calls for another US military invasion of Iraq

June 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/23/368194/cheney-calls-for-us-invasion-of-iraq/

Former US vice president Dick Cheney strongly advocated for another US military invasion of Iraq while criticizing President Barack Obama’s policies in that country, accused Obama administration of underestimating threat of al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq, not doing enough to confront them.

Anti-war protesters in US cities: No new war on Iraq-Video

June 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Middle East, War, Politics, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/22/368073/protesters-in-us-no-new-iraq-war/

Anti-war activists in a number of US cities staged protests to express opposition to US military intervention in Iraq. say the Iraqi people, who have taken up arms to help the army fight the militants, “need opportunity to rebuild their society” without threats of military intervention from US government.”

Far-right protesters, police clash in Kiev-Video

June 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/22/368149/farright-activists-police-spar-in-kiev/

Far-right protesters clash with police in Ukraine’s capital city. Members of the radical group Social National Assembly of Ukraine rallied outside the Pechersk Lavra, a historic Orthodox Christian monastery in Kiev. The far-right group pledged to crush any separatist movement in the country.

Zero-Tolerance Colorado Employer Fires Quadriplegic Man for Positive Medical Marijuana Test

June 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State, Science, Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/zero-tolerance-colorado-employer-fires-quadriplegic-man-positive-medical-marijuana-test/

Brandon Coates, a quadriplegic manin Colorado, to have his case heard before US Supreme Court. The company he works for has zero-tolerance policy for marijuana use, fired him when test came positive for marijuana. His use of medical marijuana is in accordance with Colorado’s state laws.

Russia puts Ukraine minister, governor on wanted list

June 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/22/368061/russia-puts-ukraine-officials-on-wanted-list/

Russia’s Investigative Committee has put Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Igor Kolomoisky, governor of the Dnipropetrovsk region, on the international wanted list over charges of war crimes. use of prohibited means, methods of warfare, aggravated murder, and abduction.

President Putin orders Russian forces on ‘full combat alert-Video’

June 22nd, 2014
Categories: World, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/21/367949/putin-orders-forces-on-combat-alert/

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered military forces in central Russia on “full combat alert” for snap drill, Russia’s defense minister says. Sergei Shoigu said on Saturday that the drills in the central military district, which encompasses the Volga region and the Ural mountains.

Iraq raps Kurdistan’s oil exports without permission

June 22nd, 2014
Categories: World, Middle East, Economic, Politics, Police State, Iraq

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/21/368024/iraq-slams-kurdistans-oil-exports/

The Iraqi government has slammed the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region for exporting oil without Baghdad’s consent. The Iraqi Oil Ministry released a statement on Saturday condemning the regional government for export of oil extracted from the country’s northern fields.

Ukraine forces step up attacks in east: Lavrov-Video

June 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/21/367986/ukraine-forces-step-up-attack-in-east/

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov: so-called counter-terrorist military operation intensified in parallel with advancement of peace plan is cause for much alarm and concern. Said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s peace plan failed to include key element of peace; negotiations.

Russia backs Ukraine’s ceasefire plan-Video

June 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/21/368030/russia-backs-ukraines-ceasefire-plan/

Russia partially backed Ukraine’s ceasefire plan, warns it should not be used as deadline against protesters in east Ukraine. Calls on opposing sides to halt military activities, sit down at negotiating table," concerns about Ukraine forces' military operations while ceasefire in place.

Canada imposes fresh sanctions against Russia-Video

June 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/06/22/368047/canada-imposes-new-sanctions-on-russia/

Canada announced economic sanctions and travel bans for Russian officials over the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper: “Russia’s illegal occupation of Crimean peninsula in Ukraine and provocative military activity remains serious concern to international community.”

Poroshenko warns of ‘detailed Plan B’ if Ukraine ceasefire fails

June 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, World, War, Politics, Police State

Link: http://rt.com/news/167584-ukraine-poroshenko-plan-b-ceasefire/

“Peaceful scenario – it is our plan A,” Poroshenko said in a statement on his website. “But those who expect to use the peace talks only to gain time to regroup, should know that we have a detailed plan B. I am not going to talk about it now, because I believe that our peace plan will work.”

Lee Harvey Oswald Quietly Added To CIA Memorial Wall

June 22nd, 2014
Categories: News, Politics, Police State

Link: http://www.duffelblog.com/2013/11/lee-harvey-oswald-quietly-added-cia-memorial-wall/#!2rjnc

Startled employees of the Central Intelligence Agency discovered this morning that Lee Harvey Oswald had been quietly added to the memorial wall at CIA Headquarters. Oswald is widely believed to have assassinated U.S. President John F. Kennedy, CIA refused to comment or elaborate.

Australia offers asylum-seekers $10,000 to return home

June 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/21/australia-offers-asylum-seekers-10000-to-return-home/

Australia offering asylum-seekers in immigration camps up to $10,000 (US$9,400) if they voluntarily return to their home country, prompts outrage from refugee campaigners. Those returning to Lebanon offered most: $10,000. Iranians,Sudanese: $7,000 Afghans $4,000 Pakistan, Nepal,Myanmar $3,300.

Thai junta taking control of economy

June 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Economic, Politics, Police State

Link: http://stratrisks.com/geostrat/19974

The Thai military is rapidly taking control of Southeast Asia’s second largest economy with an overhaul of state enterprises, a suspension or cancellation of some of the previous government’s infrastructure projects and efforts to build bridges with foreign investors.

Presbyterian Church votes to divest in protest of Israeli policies

June 21st, 2014
Categories: News, World, Zionism, Middle East, War, Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/167448-presbyterian-church-divestment-vote-israel/

The Presbyterian Church has narrowly voted to move forward with divestment in various companies in protest of Israeli policies toward Palestinians. The group has become most prominent in US to endorse some form of divestment, opted to sell its stock in Caterpillar, Hewlett-Packard and Motorola Solutions.

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