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Taliban not a terrorist group? White House official says it’s ‘armed insurgency’ - Video

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/usa/227487-white-house-taliban-terrorists/

Responding to a question posed by ABC’s chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl, deputy press secretary Eric Schultz argued the US can swap prisoners with the Taliban because the group is not a terrorist organization but “an armed insurgency.”

Children bear brunt of NATO’s unexploded Afghan bombs

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Afghanistan

Link: http://rt.com/news/227547-civilians-unexploded-afghan-bombs/

NATO troops leaving Afghanistan have left behind unexploded ordinance that is killing civilians at the rate of more than one a day, majority of whom are children. Since first invading Afghanistan in 2001, NATO air forces have dropped 20,000 tons of bombs on the country. About 10 percent do not detonate on contact with the ground and some malfunction.

Evo Morales: RT is voice of developing countries, peoples of the world

January 29th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://rt.com/news/227691-morales-rt-voice-people/

Bolivian leader Evo Morales: RT has become the voice of revolutionaries, voice of the peoples of the world and countries the United States would like to silence. Morales was responding to comments made by Andrew Lack, new head of the US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), in which he compared RT to terrorist organizations.

How will the EU strike back against SYRIZA?

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://socialistworker.org/2015/01/29/how-will-the-eu-strike-back

THE AIM is clear: The big European powers, led by Germany, want to sabotage Greece's new government, led by the radical left party SYRIZA, by insisting that it continue to repay its crushing $336 billion debt to foreign lenders--thereby depriving it of resources to fund its aggressive reform program.

Hezbollah to Tel Aviv: No More Border Violence?

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20150129/1017497666.html

Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has informed Israel through the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) that it is not interested in further escalation of hostilities following an exchange of rocket strikes; Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon.

US Nuclear Scientist Jailed for Five Years Over Bomb-Making Plot

January 29th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://sputniknews.com/us/20150129/1017485267.html

An Argentinian-born US nuclear scientist has been sentenced to five years in prison for attempting to sell a classified nuclear technology to a US agent he believed was a Venezuelan official, according to CNN.

Homeland Security Says US Should Look Out For Possible Terrorist Attacks

January 29th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://sputniknews.com/us/20150129/1017524642.html

Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson said the United States should look out for possible acts of terrorism, similar to the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. He also added that the DHS should stay on alert and cooperate with major chiefs and sheriffs around the country to share information.

Russian Envoy to OSCE Says West Must Stop Backing Ukrainian War Hawks

January 29th, 2015
Categories: War

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150129/1017523800.html

The United States and other Western countries must stop backing Ukrainian war hawks rampaging in the country's east, Russian Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Andrei Kelin said Thursday.

HRW Scolds Kiev for Civilian Deaths Caused by Use of Indiscriminate Weapons

January 29th, 2015
Categories: War

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150129/1017503946.html

The Ukrainian government forces' use of indiscriminate weapons, such as Grad multiple rocket launchers, in fighting independence supporters in the southeast of the country has resulted in the killing of large numbers of civilians; Human Rights Watch.

Psaki Says US Disagrees It Is in Cold War With Russia

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150130/1017532100.html

Washington disagrees with former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev that the United States is in another Cold war with Russia, which might turn into a "hot" one; spokesperson for the US Department of State Jen Psaki, stressing that the United States continues to work with Russia on various issues including Iran, Syria, and Ukrainian conflict.

Moscow recommends Polish minister should brush up knowledge of political geography

January 29th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://itar-tass.com/en/russia/774282

Russian Foreign Ministry’s special envoy for human rights, democracy and supremacy of law Konstantin Dolgov "Poland’s foreign minister said that sanctions against Russia embodied a common position of the whole world,". "The problem is he forgot about China, India, Brazil, other Latin American countries, and Africa." "Mr. Schetyna seems to need an upgrade not only in history but also in political geography.

Microsoft gives away more Office software to attract mobile users

January 29th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/technology/article/microsoft-gives-away-more-office-software-to-attract-mobile-users

Microsoft Corp made its popular Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications available for free on Android tablets on Thursday, marking the latest step in its drive to get as many mobile customers as possible using its software. It also released an app for its popular Outlook email programme to run on Apple Inc's iPhone and iPad,

Moscow Calls on Bosnia and Herzegovina Not to Deliver Weaponry to Kiev

January 29th, 2015
Categories: War

Link: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150129/1017488142.html

Moscow has called on Bosnia and Herzegovina not to deliver weaponry to Kiev that could be used to kill civilians; Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich.

Poroshenko Promises More Money to Kiev Soldiers Amid Draft Evasion

January 29th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150129/1017480970.html

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has promised an extra 1,000 hryvnias (over $60) a day to every Kiev soldier fighting against independence supporters in the country's southeast amid massive draft evasion.

UK Military Says Russian Air Force Active Near British Airspace

January 29th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://sputniknews.com/military/20150129/1017486469.html

Two alleged Russian bombers were seen flying over British airspace on its southern coast, leading the Royal Air Force (RAF) to dispatch two jets in response.

Two War Tanks Discovered During Police Raid for Stolen Goods in Brazil

January 29th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://sputniknews.com/latam/20150128/1017435710.html

During a raid to recover a number of stolen goods and cars, in São Paolo, Brazilian police discover two war tanks, assumed to be US-made M-41 models likely sold off in an auction, did not possess any weapons or engines. Police also seized 500 TV sets.

Venezuelan Oil Firm Scammer Due to Be Sentenced for Multimillion Fraud

January 29th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20150129/1017532236.html

Francisco Illarramendi, the 45-year-old son of a former Venezuelan diplomat is due to be sentenced in Connecticut on Thursday, charged over a massive fraud scheme that involved investments from Venezuela's state oil company.

Swedish business office implants RFID chips under staff’s skin

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Swedish_business_office_implants_RFID_chips_under_staff%E2%80%99s_skin/41334/0/38/38/Y/M.html

Want to gain entry to your office, get on a bus, or perhaps buy a sandwich? We're all getting used to swiping a card to do all these things. But at Epicenter, a new hi-tech office block in Sweden, they are trying a different approach - a chip under the skin. Along with access to doors and photocopiers, they're promised further services including the ability to pay in the cafe with a touch of a hand.

For Some Ukrainians It's Foreign Universities, for Others — Donbass Trenches

January 29th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/01/29/2921

Someone in high offices decides who dies in the trenches, and who goes to a ski resort, who go to the ATO zone, and who goes to a prestigious European university.

Ukraine Mobilization Faces Widespread Draft Evasion

January 29th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/01/29/2899

Draft evasion is endemic. In a western Ukraine region 57% of those called up simply ignored their draft papers. In a different region in central Ukraine the figure is 50%. Draft-dodging in Ukraine can be punished by up to three years in jail.

Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/fronts/HOME?SITE=AP

Declaring an end to "mindless austerity," President Obama called for a surge in government spending Thursday, asked Congress to throw out spending cuts both parties agreed to four years ago when deficits were spiraling out of control, proposed $74 billion in added spendingabout 7 percent split about evenly between defense programs and domestic side of the budget.

Is Democracy Dead In The West? — Paul Craig Roberts

January 29th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2015/01/29/democracy-dead-west-paul-craig-roberts/

Greece, stripped of its independence by its EU membership and acceptance of the euro as its currency, has lost is sovereignty. Without control over its own money, Greece cannot finance itself. Greece must rely on private banks from other countries.

Netanyahu blames Iran for northern border attack

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Iran

Link: http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Netanyahu-blames-Iran-for-northern-border-attack-389343

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu laid the blame on Iran for Wednesday?s multipronged attack by Hezbollah on Israel?s northern border that killed two IDF soldiers and wounded seven others.

California City Says Black, Sediment-Filled Tap Water Is “Safe To Drink” Read more: whatreallyhappened.com http://whatreallyhappened.com/#ixzz3QFRqd36j

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://govtslaves.info/california-city-says-black-sediment-filled-tap-water-safe-drink/

Residents in Gardena, California reported a foul-smelling, black sludge coming from their sinks, Golden State Water Company claims that this “water” is safe to drink. Customers gathered samples of the water for the water company to test, they still refused to test the samples because they needed “special tubes” to do so.

Sorry, the Police Can Still Steal Your Property

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.activistpost.com/2015/01/sorry-police-can-still-steal-your.html

Federal, state and local governments can take your belongings, whether or not you have done anything wrong. Attorney General Eric Holder announced earlier this month that he was “suspending” federal government participation in certain forms of asset forfeiture, did nothing to address state forfeiture laws, which account for greatest amount of forfeiture activity.

Syriza Government is already rolling back austerity. Greece is pivoting towards Russia. Russian banks are dropping US customers because of FATCA.

January 29th, 2015
Categories: News

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/syriza-government-is-already-rolling-back-austerity-greece-is-pivoting-towards-russia-russian-banks-are-dropping-us-customers-because-of-fatca/

Europe putting together a plan to track travelers and gather personal information. FBI planning a super DNA database to keep information on everyone. DHS launching Iris and facial recognition at the borders. Ukraine label Russia as an aggressor and the south eastern people terrorists. Western paid mercenaries are in Ukraine. Israel bombs Syria. Malware that attacked companies now linked to NSA. US and UK preparing for a cyber attack drill. The Islamic State threatens Obama and prepares to attack the US. Be prepared for a false flag.

Latvian PM Says Exclusion of Russia From SWIFT to Paralyze Global Economy

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://sputniknews.com/business/20150129/1017519925.html

The possible exclusion of Russia from the SWIFT payment system proposed by the European Parliament will hurt the world’s economy, Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma told Baltkom. In response, Russia's Central Bank said the country might introduce alternative channels of interbank communications to replace SWIFT.

US Tech Firms Ask China to Revise New Cybersecurity Import Rules

January 29th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://sputniknews.com/us/20150129/1017495573.html

A group of US technology companies and trade associations have called on the Chinese cyber authority to reconsider new cybersecurity controls that require the disclosure of sensitive intellectual property. New Chinese trade purchasing requirements, will primarily target computer equipment for Chinese banks.

Woman Suspected of Spying for Ukraine Arrested in Moscow

January 29th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150129/1017510147.html

A Moscow court has arrested Svetlana Davydova, on suspicion of spying for Ukraine, suspected in high treason and espionage, a source in the court's office told RIA Novosti on Thursday.

Russian Corporation to Create Water Decontamination Station for Fukushima-1

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Environment

Link: http://sputniknews.com/science/20150128/1017474749.html

Experts from the Russian national nuclear corporation Rosatom will create a demo water decontamination station this autumn to be used at the Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant, the project head of the subsidiary RosRAO, that deals with radioactive materials, Sergei Florya, told RIA Novosti Wednesday.

Editor of major newspaper says he planted stories for CIA

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Police State

Link: http://govtslaves.info/editor-major-newspaper-says-planted-stories-cia/

Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, editor of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, one of Germany’s largest newspapers: he accepted news stories written and given to him by the CIA and published them under his own name. Much the deception was to drive nations toward war. Corruption of journalists and major news outlets by the CIA is routine, accepted, widespread in media, journalists who do not comply cannot get jobs at any news organization, their careers cut short.

Putin Pivots Back: Russia Confirms Willingness To Provide Financial Aid To Greece

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-29/putin-pivots-back-russia-confirms-willingness-provide-financial-aid-greece

Russia's finance minister Anton Siluanov: *RUSSIA WOULD WEIGH FINANCE FOR GREECE IF ASKED, "if such a petition [for financial aid] is submitted to The Russian Government, we will definitely consider it."

Snatch That Bread! Ukraine Might End Up Feeding Europe Instead Of Itself

January 29th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://us.sputniknews.com/world/20150129/1013596695.html

Ukraine is experiencing a corporate takeover of its agriculture a longtime target for foreign investors as the world’s third largest exporter of corn, fifth largest exporter of wheat. foreign companies, Cargill, Monsanto, DuPont, gaining control over Ukraine's agricultural supply chain.

Ukraine Chief of Staff Admits No Russian Troops in Donetsk

January 29th, 2015
Categories: War

Link: http://sputniknews.com/europe/20150129/1017514425.html

Ukraine’s military Chief of Staff Viktor Muzhenko admitted Russian troops have not been taking part in combat operations in the country’s east during news briefing in Kiev, acknowledged that Russian army units not involved in combat action in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

US losing military superiority edge to China, Russia: Officials

January 29th, 2015
Categories: World

Link: http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2015/01/29/395275/US-military-superiority-edge-eroding-

The Pentagon is deeply concerned about the rapid military technological advances made by China and Russia, modernizing their nuclear weapons, anti-ship, anti-aircraft missiles, long-range strike missiles, capabilities in cyber and electronic warfare when US military superiority edge is steadily eroding.

1,000 paratroopers from Panther Brigade headed to Iraq this week

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Iraq

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/1%2C000_paratroopers_from_Panther_Brigade_headed_to_Iraq_this_week/41324/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The 82nd Airborne, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, will deploy this week as part of the Operation Inherent Resolve mission to Iraq. Deployment expected to last nine months to help train Iraqi forces to fight the Islamic State.

Alaska’s State Budget Collapses by 50%

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Alaska%E2%80%99s_State_Budget_Collapses_by_50%25/41319/0/38/38/Y/M.html

80 percent drop in oil revenues since June, Alaska has no state sales or income taxes, “Even if you lay off every state employee, that only saves us a billion [dollars]“We’d still have $2.5 billion to go; ”Chris Tuck, Democrat minority leader in the Alaska House of Representatives. Governor, considering creating the state’s first income and sales taxes.

Life under fire: Civilians trapped in E. Ukraine conflict zone adjust to war reality - Video

January 29th, 2015
Categories: War

Link: http://rt.com/news/227283-ukraine-conflict-civilians-shelling/

Residents of towns along the frontline in eastern Ukraine have been living in constant fear, sounds of artillery fire – a signal to quickly run and hide in the nearest basement. Repair crews are working round the clock trying to bring essential services, like electricity and heating, back to functioning. regularly come under fire.

Gorbachev: US dragging Russia into new Cold War, which might grow into armed conflict

January 29th, 2015
Categories: War

Link: http://rt.com/news/227423-us-russia-cold-war/

Gorbachev: “the US has already dragged us into a new Cold War, trying to openly implement its idea of triumphalism,” “What’s next? Unfortunately, I cannot be sure that the Cold War will not bring about a ‘hot’ one. I’m afraid they might take the risk.

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch opposes marijuana legalization

January 29th, 2015
Categories: Politics

Link: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/01/attorney-general-nominee-loretta-lynch-opposes-marijuana-legalization/

“I do not support legalization of marijuana; it’s not the position of the Department of Justice currently to support the legalization, nor would it be the position should I become confirmed as attorney general;” Lynch.

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