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Capitalism threatens all life on the planet - Interview with Professor Guy McPherson

May 25th, 2015

by Dylan Murphy

"Let's be honest. The activities of our economic and social system are killing the planet. Even if we confine ourselves merely to humans, these activities are causing an unprecedented privation, as hundreds of millions of people-and today more than yesterday, with probably more tomorrow-go their entire lives with never enough to eat. Yet curiously, none of this seems to stir us to significant action. And when someone does too stridently point out these obvious injustices, the response by the mass of the people seems so often to be . . . a figurative if not physical blow to the gut, leading inevitably to a destruction of our common future." -Derek Jensen, The Culture of Make Believe

Tomorrow you will wake up and may well have a hot shower to start your day. Then you will go to your kitchen and use a variety of electrical devices to prepare breakfast. If you are lucky enough to have a job then you will travel to work in a car or use public transport. All of this activity requires the use of finite energy resources while producing varying amounts of carbon dioxide. According to the people at the World Wildlife Fund I alone need 2.19 planets to sustain my lifestyle. http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/.

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Sanders: Our Best Bet

May 25th, 2015

Timothy Gatto

I've been trying to stay away from politics but it's hard. I've been hearing from so many idealists claiming that Bernie Sanders is just another corporate whore that supports the apartheid state of Israel. Unfortunately that's true. He has also voted the wrong way (in my humble opinion) on many other issues.

Here is the question I would like to throw back at my good friend David Swanson who believes that supporting Sanders is a no-win situation; How David, do we get a majority of self-centered, brainwashed Americans who by and large are disgusted with their government to actually take the time to become activists? The truth is that it's not going to happen anytime soon.

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Obama Wants Extreme Yemeni Pain and Suffering Inflicted

May 25th, 2015

by Stephen Lendman

Yemen is Obama's war. Saudis and other regional states are convenient US proxies - waging premeditated aggression against a sovereign independent state threatening no one.

A previous article explained halting hostilities for five days is a thinly veiled PR stunt - ignoring US imperial lawlessness to regain control over a former client state.

US strategy involves inflicting maximum pain and suffering. Blockade continues preventing enough vital humanitarian aid from reaching millions of needy Yemenis. Amounts permitted in are woefully inadequate.

Iran's cargo ship "Rescue" is en route with food, water, medical supplies and other humanitarian aid. Washington wants it blocked. It wants it diverted to Djibouti where it controls UN aid for Yemen. An Iranian Defense Ministry statement warned of dire consequences if attempts are made to block its efforts, saying:

"The US and Saudi Arabia will be responsible for the consequences of any provocative moves."

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US Strategy: Bombing Yemen Back to the 19th Century

May 25th, 2015

by Stephen Lendman

On March 26, US-orchestrated/Saudi-led terror-bombing began - supplemented by imported takfiri death squad attacks.

It published a new report on Yemeni crisis conditions titled

Civilians are prime targets. Obama is systematically destroying Yemen - the way Washington ravaged Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria.

US strategy is total dirty war without mercy - including deliberately targeting civilian neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, power facilities, refugee camps, food depositories, vital infrastructure and other nonmilitary targets. Riyadh's so-called 5-day ceasefire (beginning Tuesday) continues being punctuated by terror-bombings and ground attacks.

According to Shiite News, Houthi Ansarullah Brig. General Sharaf Luqman warned against further violations. Saying they'll be met with strong "determination."

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Hillary Clinton Endorses GMOs

May 25th, 2015

by Stephen Lendman

Independent studies show genetically modified foods and ingredients harm human health.

Reports indicate White House meals are organic. Michelle Obama's book titled "American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America indicate the first family's commitment to organic (non-GMO) foods in their personal diet.

What they want the rest of America to eat is another story altogether - especially if Hillary is elected president in November 2016.
At a July 2014 biotech conference, she publicly endorsed GMOs saying "I stand in favor of using seeds and products that have a proven track record."

She attacked GMO critics adding "(t)here is a big gap between what the facts are, and what the perceptions are."

The Clinton and Bush II families ate organic foods. Walter Scheib was White House executive chef from 1994 - 2005.

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Netanyahu: Hate-Mongering Racist, Mass Murderer, Serial Liar

May 25th, 2015

by Stephen Lendman

Netanyahu heads Israel's most extremist government in history. He deplores peace and stability.

Permanent war on Palestine is official policy. So is treating Arabs the way Hitler treated Jews.

Nothing Netanyahu says is credible. He agrees to one thing. He does another. How anyone stands him, they'll have to explain. Some past and present Israeli officials don't trust him.

A May 22 Haaretz editorial blasted him headlined "World not willing to buy Netanyahu's deceit anymore," saying: He's "steering Israel onto a destructive collision course with its most important allies."

Last week, he lied telling EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini he "support(s) the vision of two states for two peoples - a demilitarized Palestinian state that recognizes the Jewish state."

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Grand Theft Poroshenko

May 25th, 2015

by Stephen Lendman

It shouldn't surprised. Illegitimate oligarch Ukrainian president Poroshenko continues making money the old-fashioned way.

He profits from shady business deals, greasing palms, outright theft, abusing power and benefitting at the expense of his people.

He faces growing criticism at home and abroad. America may be losing patience with the stooge it installed.

US-controlled Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported on his dubious role in a high-value Kiev land deal.

During his tenure as president and years earlier he "quietly appropriated more than a hectare of protected land in Kiev's elite Pechera district and recently quashed an inquiry into the damage of an 18th-century structure caused by construction work on his plot," the report said.

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Obama Supports Nuclear Proliferation, Opposes Disarmament

May 25th, 2015

by Stephen Lendman

No country threatens humanity's survival more than America. It's ruthlessness and recklessness risk ending life on earth.

Nuclear weapons threaten everyone. They represent potential disaster waiting to happen.

America and Russia hold over 90% of the world's nuclear weapons. Survival depends on eliminating these WMDs once and for all.

Martin Luther King warned against nations "spiral(ing) down a militaristic stairway into the hell of (potential) thermomnuclear destruction."

Anti-nuclear expert Dr. Helen Caldicott says "reliance on fossil fuels and nuclear energy is destroying the earth that we live on. It threatens not only our future, but the future of life as we know it."

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Global March Against Monsanto Day

May 25th, 2015

by Stephen Lendman

Monsanto is one of the world's most hated companies for good reason. Institute for Responsible Technology founder, consumer advocate, GMO expert Jeffrey Smith calls the company "the world's poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit."

Its goal is eliminating natural seeds altogether and replacing them with patented genetically modified ones producing what critics call frankenfoods.

Its PR story features five Big Lies:

1. GMOs are needed to feed the world.

2. They've been thoroughly tested and proved safe.

3. They increase crop yields.

4. They reduce toxic chemical use.

5. They can be contained and co-exist with non-GM crops.

Truth is polar opposite on all counts. Independent studies show GM foods and ingredients harm human health.

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Obama's War on Yemen Rages

May 24th, 2015

by Stephen Lendman

Washington announced new weapons sales to its rogue Middle East allies - notably Israel and Saudi Arabia.

They're replenishing supplies for more war, including deadly weapons designed for mass slaughter and destruction. Claiming they're for self-defense mocks their real purpose.

A region awash with powerful weapons is getting more - a bonanza for US defense companies, a nightmare for people throughout the Middle East.

Riyadh continues using its weapons for naked aggression on Yemen - ongoing terror-bombing and shelling.

Civilian neighborhoods and other nonmilitary sites are regularly targeted. On Thursday, a northern Hajjah province-based international humanitarian office was struck. At least five deaths and 10 injuries were reported.

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