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US-backed militias commit war crimes in Iraq

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Iraq

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/iraq-o16.html

Shia sectarian militias, armed and backed by the Iraqi government, are committing war crimes against the country’s minority Sunni population, including widespread executions, torture and unlawful detentions, according to a new report issued by Amnesty International.

Ebola in America

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/pers-o16.html

Every new development in the Ebola outbreak in the United States further exposes the incompetent, indifferent and irresponsible character of the official US response to what the World Health Organization has called “unquestionably the most severe acute public health emergency in modern times.”

Turmoil rips through global financial markets

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/16/econ-o16.html

Global financial markets experienced a day of violent gyrations on Wednesday amid growing signs that the financial house of cards created by the provision of ultra-cheap money by the world’s major central banks may be collapsing. European stocks experienced their biggest decline in three years.

A Future Ebola Solution? Scientists Discover First ‘Virological Penicillin’ in Chinese Herb

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/ebola-scientists-discover-first-virological-penicillin-honeysuckle/

Researchers from China have discovered what they call the first ‘virological penicillin,’ which may prove to be the next ‘antibiotic for viruses.’ Even better news, it comes in the form of a natural, ancient Chinese herb.

Marijuana Sales in Colorado Up 10% Since August: $45.2 Million Generated in Taxes Since First of Year

October 16th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/marijuana-sales-colorado-10-percent-since-august-generate-45-2-million-tax-revenue-since-first-year/

Since January 1st, Colorado brought in more than $45.2 million in taxes from marijuana sales, including licenses and fees. Medical marijuana numbers are similar pattern $32.2 million purchased in August.

The Ebola Effect Arrives: Half Of Americans Will Avoid International Air Travel Out Of Ebola Fears

October 16th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/The_Ebola_Effect_Arrives%3A_Half_Of_Americans_Will_Avoid_International_Air_Travel_Out_Of_Ebola_Fears/38628/0/38/38/Y/M.html

The West African virus has succeeded in isolating America, new Reuters poll reveals, nearly half of Americans are so concerned about the Ebola outbreak that they are avoiding international air travel.

Record Radiation at Fukushima after Vongfong: First tests since Tuesday’s typhoon show radioactive material continues rising near ocean — Officials: We can’t do anything more to stop this, ‘depth and scope’ of contamination flowing out are unknown

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://enenews.com/highest-yet-new-tests-after-latest-typhoon-show-radioactive-material-continues-rising-near-ocean-at-fukushima-plant-officials-drastic-steps-cant-be-taken-depth-and-scope-of-contamination-f

Tepco: sharp spike in the radioactivity of water samples taken from an observation well by the sea located east of the damaged No. 2 reactor; told reporters increased radioactivity in the water could be due to higher levels of groundwater caused by recent typhoons mixing with radioactive elements.

Ebola Goes Global: Air France Quarantine 183 After 4 Cases in Madrid, Moscow Monitors 2 Students

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://21stcenturywire.com/2014/10/16/ebola-goes-global-air-france-quarantines-183-after-4-cases-in-madrid-moscow-monitors-2-students/

Air France quarantined a passenger airliner and 183 passengers at Madrid’s Barajas Airport, after 4 suspected cases there, including 1 passenger a Spanish missionary who returned from Liberia, was in contact with Ebola patients; rushed to Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital. Moscow, health officials monitoring 2 African students suspected of exhibiting Ebola symptoms

FBI Director: If Apple and Google Won't Decrypt Phones, We'll Force Them To

October 16th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/FBI_Director%3A_If_Apple_and_Google_Won%27t_Decrypt_Phones%2C_We%27ll_Force_Them_To/38626/0/38/38/Y/M.html

FBI: director attacking the companies and the idea of encryption, suggesting that Congress should pass a law banning the practice of default encryption.

Growing concerns over 'in the air' transmission of Ebola

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-20341423

Canadian scientists have shown the deadliest form of ebola virus could be transmitted by air between species without any direct contact between them. Believe that airborne transmission might be contributing to spread of the disease in Africa.Concerned that pigs might be a natural host for the infection

St Lucia, Colombia bar visitors from Ebola nations

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/C/CB_ST_LUCIA_EBOLA_TRAVEL_BAN?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-10-15-16-40-51

Caribbean island of St. Lucia issued to immediately bar entry to travelers coming from three West African nations overwhelmed with Ebola epidemics. Colombian government announced it would not allow in anyone who has traveled to five African nations within the preceding four weeks.

Breaking: Ebola Infects Second US Nurse In Dallas - Video

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/breaking-ebola-infects-second-us-nurse-dallas/

A second nurse within the United States has been tested positive for the ebola virus at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, despite stringent hospital precautions. The news comes as medical experts continue to debate the possibility of the virus’ mutation and the ease of its transmission.

“Secret Scheme To Manipulate The Price Of Silver” – Lawsuits Against Banks Proceed

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/secret-scheme-to-manipulate-the-price-of-silver-lawsuits-against-banks-proceed/

Litigation alleging that Deutsche Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC Plc illegally fixed the price of silver were centralised in a Manhattan federal court yesterday. The banks have been accused of rigging the price of billions of dollars in silver to the detriment of investors globally.

Russia, China Ink Deal to Build High Tech Parks - Video

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://investmentwatchblog.com/russia-china-ink-deal-to-build-high-tech-parks/

China and Russia on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly build 2 high-tech parks, one in each country. Authorities expect to open satellite offices.

UK minister: Disabled not worth minimum wage

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rinf.com/alt-news/uk-news/uk-minister-disabled-worth-minimum-wage/

David Freud, the Tory minister some disabled people were not worth” the country’s minimum wage and some could be paid less than a third of the rate. someone who wants to work for less than minimum wage, currently $10.35 an hour, should be allowed to do so, refers to a rate equivalent to $3.20.

One-Third of the World's Women in Prison Are Locked Up In The USA. All 201,200 Of Them

October 15th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=4e4_1413359854

Citing data from the International Center for Prison Studies, Niall McCarthy of Statista visualizes how the United States housed nearly one-third of the globe's incarcerated women in 2013. It's a huge problem the American public has only begun to recognize.

Lawmaker in shootout with robber near Pennsylvania Capitol

October 15th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://12160.info/page/-shootout-robber-near-penns

Pennsylvania legislator Representative Marty Flynn, Democrat from Scranton exchanged gunfire with a would-be robber who tried to mug him and another lawmaker near the statehouse. Four teenagers were arrested and charged with attempted homicide and other offenses.

Oath Upheld: Nashville Cops Refused Secret Service Request for Illegal Search of Obama Critic - Video

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://benswann.com/oath-upheld-nashville-cops-refused-secret-service-request-for-illegal-search-of-obama-critic/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=nl

Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson recently sent a letter to Congress alleging that Secret Service agents asked Nashville police to falsify a warrant so that the agents could search the home of a Nashville resident who had posted about President Obama on Facebook.

Sleeping 7-year-old girl shot in head during no-knock police raid on wrong home

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Police State

Link: http://www.blacklistednews.com/Sleeping_7-year-old_girl_shot_in_head_during_no-knock_police_raid_on_wrong_home/38605/0/38/38/Y/M.html

A Special Response Team shattered a family’s window in the middle of the night, hurled a flashbang onto a couch next to a sleeping girl, then charged in and shot her in the head. Police raided both sides of a duplex, suspect only known to reside in one of them.

Russians’ approval of Putin hits near all-time high, poll shows

October 15th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://rt.com/politics/196212-piutin-approval-grows-poll/

President Putin’s approval marks from Russian public approached record level of early 2008, independent research has shown; worthy of trust because his performance was strong and successful.

Calling Russia ‘threat to humanity’ puts Obama’s sanity in doubt - Medvedev

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/politics/196132-medvedev-reset-america-impossible/

Russian PM upset by President Obama; speaking at United Nations’ listing the threats, challenges humanity is facing, put Ebola in first place, the Russian Federation second, Islamic State was only in the third place. Russian PM: Charges against Russia were caused by a “brain aberration.”

Fracking triggered 400 earthquakes in Ohio, study finds - Video

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Environment

Link: http://rt.com/usa/196064-fracking-study-earthquakes-ohio/

A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing has found a direct connection to some 400 micro-earthquakes in an Ohio town; published in the journal Seismological Research Letters. This is the second report on the Utica Shale this year.

Putin: Russia’s isolation is ‘absurd and illusory goal’

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Politics

Link: http://rt.com/news/196292-russia-sanctions-isolation-putin/

Putin: “If the main goal is to isolate our country, it’s an absurd and illusory goal. It is obviously impossible to achieve it and the economic health of Europe and the world can be seriously undermined.”“Attempts to put pressure on Russia with unilateral and illegitimate restrictive measures” is not going to help reach an agreement, but will “rather impede the dialogue,

Russia develops hybrid fusion-fission reactor, offers China role

October 15th, 2014
Categories: News

Link: http://rt.com/news/196088-russia-hybrid-nuclear-reactor/

Russia is developing a hybrid nuclear reactor that uses both nuclear fusion and fission, said head of leading nuclear research facility. The project is open for international collaboration, particularly from Chinese scientists.

5 things about Ebola you should know

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Health

UN's health watchdog, WHO ; there are 60 days left to contain the Ebola outbreak, 1. It has been here for decades. 2. There is no cure , 3. No adequate response, 4. The West is not prepared. 5. Epidemic cost: Tens of billions of dollars.

French FM urges recognition of Palestinian state

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Palestine

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/15/382323/french-fm-urges-recognition-of-palestine/

The recognition of the state of Palestine should not be a symbolic gesturing, but rather lead to a two-state solution, says the French foreign minister. Swedish parliament voted in favor of recognizing a Palestinian state earlier this month, making it the first major EU nation to do so.

US war plans included using nukes on N Korea: Panetta

October 15th, 2014
Categories: War

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/15/382348/us-war-plans-entailed-nuking-n-korea/

Former CIA chief and defense secretary Leon Panetta says US war plans against North Korea involve the use of nuclear weapons should communist forces pour across the demilitarized zone (DMZ), dividing North and South Korea.

Russian-speaking cybercriminals earn $2.5 billion in 12 months

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Economic

Link: http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/754540

About 4% of financial institutions in Russia were hit by cyber attacks over the year, even companies with high level of information security control not always avoid problems, say security researchers.

Egypt Warplanes Bombing Islamist Militias In Libya: Officials

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Two Egyptian government officials say their country's warplanes are bombing Islamist militias in Libyan city of Benghazi. The officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

NIH: ‘Vaccinate the Whole Country’ with Experimental Ebola Vaccine

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/nih-united-states-experimental-ebola-vaccine/

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, wants to vaccinate the whole country with an experimental Ebola vaccine. GlaxoSmithKline working to create an experimental, fast-tracked Ebola vaccine.

Monsanto Losing Hundreds of Millions, Investors Pulling Out: End of GMO Giant to Come

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/monsanto-losing-money-investors-leaving-end-gmo-giant/

Increasingly large number of individuals will not stand for genetic manipulation of food. Hungary burning hundreds of acres of their GMO corn. Whole Foods to label all GMOs by 2018, other top grocery chains labeling and abandoning GMO-containing products.

World Health Organization says Ebola cases could reach 10,000 per week

October 15th, 2014
Categories: Health

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/15/ebol-o15.html

The number of new Ebola cases in Africa could grow as high as 10,000 per week, ten times higher than earlier estimates, according to projections the World Health Organization (WHO) reported Tuesday.

Turkey bombs Kurdish PKK rebel positions, Kobani inaction threatens ceasefire

October 14th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://rt.com/news/195824-turkey-bomb-kurdish-pkk/

Turkish warplanes have bombed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets near the country’s border with Iraq. The strikes highlight rising tensions in Turkey over Ankara’s perceived unwillingness to aid besieged Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani.

US-led coalition carries out 21 airstrikes around Syrian town

October 14th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/14/382272/usled-airstrikes-intensify-in-kobani/

The United States and its allies have carried out 21 airstrikes against ISIL terrorists around the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani in 24 hours, with the White House saying its strategy is succeeding.

ISIL natural outgrowth of Washington: Chomsky

October 14th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/10/15/382287/isil-natural-outgrowth-of-washington/

Political commentator and activist Noam Chomsky says ISIL and “radical jihadism” are the United States’ own creation. “The appearance of ISIS and the general spread of radical jihadism is a fairly natural outgrowth of Washington wielding its sledgehammer at the fragile society of Iraq.”

Kerry: US, Russia to Intensify Intelligence Cooperation Against Islamic State

October 14th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://en.ria.ru/world/20141014/194084027/Kerry-US-Russia-to-Intensify-Intelligence-Cooperation-Against.html

United States and Russia agree to strengthen intelligence exchanges in fight against Islamic State, terrorist organizations in Middle East, Asia. United States and Russia can overcome their differences on Ukraine. cooperate in fight against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria; US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Scientific American Bashes GMO Labeling as ‘Unscientific’

October 14th, 2014
Categories: Science

Link: http://naturalsociety.com/scientific-american-exposed-unscientific-pro-gmo-article/

A recent pro-GMO editorial in Scientific American takes aim at labeling laws for genetically engineered foods, calling them “unscientific.” But proponents of non-GMO food and people’s right to know are saying that Scientific American is the one without a scientific leg to stand on.

US Army drafts blueprint for World War III

October 14th, 2014
Categories: World

Link: http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/10/14/pers-o14.html

United States Armyunveiled a new document; Army Operating Concept (AOC), provides “vision of future armed conflict,”latest in a series of documents in strategy of preventive war as a means of destroying geopolitical and economic rivals before they acquire power to block American domination of the globe.

Damascus warns Turkey against military intervention in Syria - Video

October 13th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/10/03/380942/syria-warns-turkey-against-aggression/

Damascus will consider any Turkish military intervention in its territory as an act of aggression, Syrian Foreign Ministry says a day after Turkish lawmakers authorized military operations against ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

Lebanon planning to buy Russian copters, air defense

October 13th, 2014
Categories: Middle East

Link: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/10/05/381155/lebanon-plans-russian-arms-purchases/

Lebanon is reportedly planning to buy weapons from Russia, including helicopters and air defense systems, in a bid to battle the persisting threat of Takfiri terrorism along its borders.

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