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US arrests alleged Russian spies - Video

June 29th, 2010
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/06/201062914613110152.html

US authorities have arrested 10 people for allegedly serving for years as deep cover secret agents of Russia's SVR intelligence agency, with the goal of penetrating US government policymaking circles.

Stocks slammed by global slowdown fears

June 29th, 2010
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/29/markets/markets_newyork/index.htm

Stocks tumbled Tuesday, with the Dow falling as much as 326 points and the S&P hitting an 8-month low after a big drop in consumer confidence and signs of a bigger slowdown in the global economy.

US accepts international assistance for Gulf spill

June 29th, 2010
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/US-accepts-international-apf-4104246595.html?x=0&.v=2

The United States is accepting help from 12 countries and international organizations in dealing with the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The State Department said in a statement Tuesday that the U.S. is working out the particulars of the help that's been accepted.

Consumer confidence craters in June

June 29th, 2010
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://money.cnn.com/2010/06/29/news/economy/consumer_confidence/

A key measure of consumer confidence fell in June, reversing a three-month gain, as Americans remain nervous about the job market.

Global markets on 'cliff edge' amid fears over European banks

June 29th, 2010
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jun/29/market-turmoil-banking-industry

Fears that government austerity packages will hinder global growth have combined with fresh anxiety about the health of European banks to hammer investor confidence.

Iran 'nuclear scientist claims he has escaped from US kidnappers'

June 29th, 2010
Categories: News, Iran

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/7862447/Iran-nuclear-scientist-claims-he-has-escaped-from-US-kidnappers.html

A man claiming to be an Iranian nuclear scientist whom Tehran alleges the United States kidnapped said he has escaped from US agents, in a video screened on Iranian television. Iranian scientist Sharam Amiri disappeared after arriving in in Saudi Arabia for a pilgrimage in late May. Photo: IRANIAN TV Shahram Amiri, the nuclear scientist, disappeared in June 2009 after arriving in Saudi Arabia for a pilgrimage. Iran says the United States abducted him with the help of Saudi intelligence services

A response to the lies of Israel

June 29th, 2010
Categories: News, Palestine, Zionism

Link: http://www.silviacattori.net:80/article1275.html

Freedom Flotilla Campaign Summary Report by IHH Here you have a detailed report on who Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH) is, why they joined the flotilla and what happened on that fateful morning of May 31, 2010, when Israeli soldiers began shooting against the Mavi Marmara. While Israel continues to distort the truth and extend disinformation, this report provides information about the purpose and content of the flotilla that set out for humanitarian purposes, the Israeli attack it was subjected to, the way in which the attack took place and the losses that came as a direct result of the attack.

House, Senate Democrats agree on pro-Wall Street bank “reform”

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://wsws.org/articles/2010/jun2010/bank-j28.shtml

The financial regulatory overhaul agreed to Friday by House and Senate conferees represents a total capitulation by the Obama administration and Congress to Wall Street. The measure that was announced following a 20-hour negotiating session was even weaker than the largely token bills passed last December by the House of Representatives and by the Senate last month. It is expected to be voted on this week by the two congressional chambers.

The Town the Torturers Came From

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.alternet.org/books/147350/the_town_the_torturers_came_from/

News of Abu Ghraib shook the small, working-class hometown of the soldiers involved in the scandal. In early 2004, soldiers from the 372nd National Guard unit began to make vague telephone calls to their families back home in Western Maryland's Appalachia. "Something bad is going on," they warned. "I can't tell you more. But there's going to be trouble."

Honduras Resistance Strong Despite US-Supported Coup

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News

Link: http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25833.htm

"Information Clearing House" -- One year ago, on June 28, 2009, Honduran President Manuel Zelaya was awakened by gunfire. A coup was carried out by US-trained military officers, including graduates of the infamous US Army School of the Americas (WHINSEC) in Georgia. President Zelaya was illegally taken to Costa Rica.

Sticking the Public With the Bill for the Bankers' Crisis

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.thenation.com/article/36771/sticking-public-bill-bankers-crisis

I'm talking about the heads of state who, on Sunday night, smashed social safety nets and burned good jobs in the middle of a recession. Faced with the effects of a crisis created by the world's wealthiest and most privileged strata, they decided to stick the poorest and most vulnerable people in their countries with the bill.

From the USS Liberty to the Mavi Marmara

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Zionism

Link: http://uruknet.com/?p=m67452&hd=&size=1&l=e

In an outstanding article entitled 'How Israeli propaganda shaped U.S. media coverage of the flotilla attack', Glenn Greenwald makes the argument that is self-evident in the title. As someone who was on the Mavi Marmara ship and interviewed frequently after the Israeli crime, I can attest to the accuracy of his findings, which are also applicable to the Canadian media and other global media outlets as well, albeit to a lesser extent.

Elena Kagan's Harvard

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Zionism

Link: http://www.counterpunch.org/menetrez06282010.html

When Elena Kagan was dean of Harvard Law School, her mishandling of a plagiarism case cost an innocent person his job while allowing the plagiarist, Professor Alan Dershowitz, to escape punishment. Dershowitz has said that when Kagan was dean “it was a golden age” and “a very good time for the faculty.” The Senate and the public deserve to know about the dark side of that “golden age.”

Russia Complains to UN Over German Seizures of Cargo Bound for Iran

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Iran

Link: http://america20xy.com/blog6/2010/06/29/russia-complains-to-un-over-german-seizures-of-cargo-bound-for-iran/

The Russian government has today issued a formal complaint to the UN Security Council about the German government’s seizures of Russian cargo bound for Iran and the detention and questioning of men involved in the deal.

As Canada's Democracy Trembles, a New Global Architecture Emerges

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/06/28-0

TORONTO - Nearly 600 people were arrested as global leaders and elites met behind a fortified perimeter during the G8 and G20 Summits in Huntsville and Toronto this weekend. A G20 protester gestures to a crowd of supporters after being released from Toronto Detention Centre.

You Are Being Tracked

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty/you-are-being-tracked

Cell phones are synonymous with life in the 21st Century. They do everything — display maps, send email, play games and music. They also do one other thing — track you.

Respecting the Press and Public Access During the BP Oil Spill

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Environment, Police State

Link: http://www.aclu.org/blog/free-speech/respecting-press-and-public-access-during-bp-oil-spill

We've heard countless stories of journalists trying to cover the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico being denied access in one way or another. Whether they're trying to fly over the spill to take photos, gain access to the oil-covered beaches, or take pictures of the dead animals washing ashore, a "media clampdown" continues despite federal government assurances that access is "uninhibited." One BP representative told a Mother Jones reporter that BP could restrict access to the Elmer's Island Wildlife Refuge because "it's BP's oil."

Peaceful Protesters Attacked, Arrested While Cop-Car Arsonists Left Alone - Video

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.infowars.com/peaceful-protesters-attacked-arrested-while-cop-car-arsonists-left-alone/

An eyebrow-raising photograph of one of the anarchists who set fire to a Toronto police car during anti-G20 protests this past weekend shows him wearing Nike clothing, a potential indication that provocateurs dressed up as black-bloc “anarchists” were again employed by authorities to cause mayhem in order to justify a brutal police crackdown and crush free speech, as peaceful protesters were attacked and arrested while the anarchists who torched the cars were left alone.

Florida Gov. Urges Vacationers to Swim in Toxic Sludge - Video

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://beforeitsnews.com/news/87/705/Florida_Gov._Urges_Vacationers_to_Swim_in_Toxic_Sludge.html

Florida Governor Charlie Crist is apparently more worried about the state’s economy than the health of vacationers and residents. Crist told CBS on Saturday the water is safe and people shouldn’t worry. “It is safe,” Crist declared, “there isn’t a toxic nature to it that is detrimental to anybody. It is much more of a nuisance than anything else at this point.”

Cybersecurity Measures Will Mandate Government “ID Tokens” To Use The Internet

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://dprogram.net/2010/06/28/cybersecurity-measures-will-mandate-government-%E2%80%9Cid-tokens%E2%80%9D-to-use-the-internet/

The move to shut down and regulate the Internet under a new government-controlled system has accelerated into high gear with the announcement that the government’s cybersecurity strategy revolves around issuing Internet users with ID “tokens” without which they will not be able to visit websites, the latest salvo against web freedom which, in combination with Senator Joe Lieberman’s ‘kill switch’ bill, will serve to eviscerate the free Internet as we know it.

Israel's 'unspoken alliance'

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News

Link: http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2010/06/201062274848326213.html

Author says there are both similarities and differences between the actions of the Apartheid government in South Africa and those of the Israeli government [EPA] Sasha Polakow-Suransky, a senior editor at Foreign Affairs, poured through 7,000 pages of never-before-seen classified South African documents while researching his book, Israel's Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa.

G20: Paving the Way for a New Great Depression?

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.truth-out.org/g20-paving-way-a-new-great-depression60937

At the G20 summit in Toronto, world leaders agreed to halve deficits in three years. At least one prominent economist says spending, not cuts, is what's needed.

Third US carrier, 4,000 Marines augment US armada opposite Iran

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Zionism, War, Iran

Link: http://www.debka.com/article/8879/

USS Nassau: More US naval-air-marine muscle off Irandebkafile's military sources report that Washington has posted a third carrier opposite Iran's shores. It is supported by amphibious assault ships and up to 4,000 Navy and Marine Corps personnel, bringing the total US strength in these waters to three carriers and 10,000 combat personnel.

Dumbing Down Society Part I: Foods, Beverages and Meds

June 28th, 2010
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://vigilantcitizen.com/?p=4051

Is there a deliberate effort by the government to dumb down the masses? The statement is hard to prove but there exists a great amount of data proving that the ruling elite not only tolerates, but effectively introduces policies that have a detrimental effect on the physical and mental health of the population. This series of articles looks at the many ways the modern man is being dumbed down. Part I looks at the poisons found in everyday foods, beverages and medications.

The Third Depression

June 27th, 2010
Categories: News, Economic

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/28/opinion/28krugman.html

CloseLinkedinDiggMixxMySpaceYahoo! BuzzPermalink Recessions are common; depressions are rare. As far as I can tell, there were only two eras in economic history that were widely described as “depressions” at the time: the years of deflation and instability that followed the Panic of 1873 and the years of mass unemployment that followed the financial crisis of 1929-31.

Obama Warns World Leaders ‘Millions Could Die’ From Gulf Oil Disaster

June 27th, 2010
Categories: News

Link: http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1382.htm

A sobering report circulating in the Kremlin today from President Medvedev’s meeting with other World leaders at the G8 summit in Muskoka, Ontario states that President Obama has warned his counterparts that the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster “will most likely kill millions, perhaps tens of millions” of people during the coming year.

'Genocidal' Israel will be put in its place - Chavez

June 27th, 2010
Categories: News, Zionism

Link: http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE65Q0DS20100627

Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez described Israel on Saturday as a genocidal state that acted as an assassin for the United States, predicting the Middle East nation would one day be "put in its place."

G-8 ‘fully believes’ Israel will attack Iran, says Italy PM

June 27th, 2010
Categories: News, Zionism, War, Iran

Link: http://america-hijacked.com/2010/06/27/g-8-fully-believes-israel-will-attack-iran-says-italy-pm/

“Iran is not guaranteeing a peaceful production of nuclear power [so] the members of the G-8 are worried and believe absolutely that Israel will probably react preemptively,” Berlusconi told reporters following talks with other Group of Eight leaders north of Toronto.

RBS tells clients to prepare for 'monster' money-printing by the Federal Reserve

June 27th, 2010
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/7857595/RBS-tells-clients-to-prepare-for-monster-money-printing-by-the-Federal-Reserve.html

As recovery starts to stall in the US and Europe with echoes of mid-1931, bond experts are once again dusting off a speech by Ben Bernanke given eight years ago as a freshman governor at the Federal Reserve. Entitled "Deflation: Making Sure It Doesn’t Happen Here", it is a warfare manual for defeating economic slumps by use of extreme monetary stimulus once interest rates have dropped to zero, and implicitly once governments have spent themselves to near bankruptcy.

G8 leaders criticise Gaza blockade

June 27th, 2010
Categories: News, Palestine

Link: http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2010/06/201062617195194576.html

G8 leaders called the Gaza blockade "unsustainable" The leaders of the world's eight richest nations have called for Israel's blockade on the Gaza Strip to be relaxed in order to allow more aid to reach the civilian population of the beleagured coastal territory.

How Many Americans are Targeted for Assassination?

June 27th, 2010
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/06/25-6

When The Washington Post's Dana Priest first revealed (in passing) back in January that the Obama administration had compiled a hit list of American citizens targeted for assassination, she wrote that "as of several months ago, the CIA list included three U.S. citizens." In April, both the Post and the NYT confirmed that the administration had specifically authorized the assassination of Anwar al-Awlaki. Today, The Washington Times' Eli Lake has an interview with Obama's top Terrorism adviser John Brennan in which Brennan strongly suggests that the number of U.S. citizens targeted for assassination could actually be "dozens":

French police accused of brutality - Video

June 26th, 2010
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://english.aljazeera.net/video/europe/2010/06/2010626143518257738.html

They are supposed to protect the citizens of their country, but instead France's police force is facing multiple allegations of brutality and racism.

The damning new evidence that points to a cover-up by Tony Blair's government

June 26th, 2010
Categories: News, Politics

Link: http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/article.asp?ID=12951

The official story of Dr David Kelly is that he took his own life in an Oxfordshire wood by overdosing on painkillers and cutting his left wrist with a pruning knife. He was said to be devastated after being unmasked as the source of the BBC’s claim that the Government had ‘sexed up’ the case for war in Iraq.

After almost ten weeks: no end to BP oil spill devastation

June 26th, 2010
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://wsws.org/articles/2010/jun2010/spil-j26.shtml

The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico is doing untold damage to ecological and economic life. Entire industries in the region have been shut down, and thousands of lives ruined. Oil landed in huge quantities on Pensacola, Florida beaches this week.

Senate Democrats and Obama abandon the jobless

June 26th, 2010
Categories: News, Economic, Politics

Link: http://wsws.org/articles/2010/jun2010/jobs-j26.shtml

Senate Democrats gave up efforts to extend unemployment benefits for millions of jobless workers after the third vote on overcoming a Republican filibuster failed. The Obama administration has made only a token effort to push through the extension.

ISRAEL 'PLOTS TEHRAN RAID'

June 26th, 2010
Categories: News, Zionism, War, Iran

Link: http://www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=281041

Israel is massing warplanes in the Caucasus for an attack on Iran, it was revealed yesterday. Preparations are underway to launch the military attack from Azerbaijan and Georgia, reports our sister paper Akhbar Al Khaleej, quoting military sources. Israel was, in fact, training pilots in Turkey to launch the strike and was smuggling planes into Georgia using Turkish airspace, they said.

The Arab flotilla to Gaza, now scheduled for Wednesday, June 30

June 25th, 2010
Categories: News, Palestine

Link: http://mycatbirdseat.com:80/2010/06/the-arab-flotilla-to-gaza-now-scheduled-for-wednesday-june-30/

Yasser Kashlak, a Syrian of Palestinian decent, businessman, and chairman of Lebanese Institute of International Studies heads the international group Free Palestine Movement that is organizing the trip. Twenty-two American citizens will be among the more than two hundred persons who will be sailing aboard the Arab flotilla to Gaza, now scheduled for Wednesday, June 30. The flotilla of Arab ships are hoping to break the blockade on Gaza, despite the harsh Israeli reaction to an earlier flotilla from Turkey and other Mediterranean states killing

The making of an eco-catastrophe

June 25th, 2010
Categories: News, Environment, Politics

Link: http://socialistworker.org/2010/06/25/making-of-a-catastrophe

ALMOST EVERYTHING you need to know about the warped priorities of capitalism is contained in the following contradiction: Unprecedented national resources were marshaled to fight a war for oil in the Persian Gulf, yet an oil spill on our doorstep in the Gulf of Mexico is left to gush for weeks.

Australia: Big business and mining companies issue diktats to new prime minister

June 25th, 2010
Categories: News, Police State

Link: http://wsws.org/articles/2010/jun2010/gill-j25.shtml

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard—installed yesterday through a series of unprecedented manoeuvres by a cabal of right-wing factional apparatchiks and trade union bureaucrats—has been issued with a clear set of instructions by the corporate and media interests that orchestrated her predecessor Kevin Rudd’s ousting. She is preparing to carry them out by substantially revising, if not shelving, the Labor government’s proposed 40 percent Resource Super Profits Tax (RSPT) on the mining industry, returning the budget to surplus by slashing public spending, and quickly moving to implement a series of far reaching “free market” economic reforms.

The making of an eco-catastrophe

June 25th, 2010
Categories: News, Environment

Link: http://socialistworker.org/2010/06/25/making-of-a-catastrophe

ALMOST EVERYTHING you need to know about the warped priorities of capitalism is contained in the following contradiction: Unprecedented national resources were marshaled to fight a war for oil in the Persian Gulf, yet an oil spill on our doorstep in the Gulf of Mexico is left to gush for weeks. Two months into the disastrous spill from the Deepwater Horizon well, and BP is still clueless about what to do, as it announces one half-baked plan after another and is essentially allowed to get on with it.

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