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09/20/17

  UN General Assembly’s 72nd Session

Stephen Lendman

UNGA 72 convened on September 12. The General Debate runs from September 19 - 25, featuring addresses by top officials of memer states.

Sergey Lavrov head’s Russia’s delegation. On September 21, he’ll address the GA. He’ll meet with numerous leaders and other officials from attending countries, along with US-appointed General-Secretary Antonio Guterres.

He’ll present Russia’s anti-imperial, anti-war, multi-polarity worldview, supporting “unconditional respect for the sovereignty and the rights of nations to choose their own way,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova explained.

He’ll call for strict “adherence to the principle of supremacy of international law and the UN Charter, as well as the Charter prerogatives of the UN Security Council, which bears primary responsibility for international peace and security,” she stressed.

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  Trump’s UN Reform Declaration

Stephen Lendman

Putin wasn’t invited to Trump’s UN reform meeting, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov explained, convened ahead of the General Assembly’s 72nd session, an unacceptable snub.

A handful of countries alone got to participate, ones willing to sign Trump’s 10-point plan. Upper house Federation Council Defense and Security Committee First Deputy head Franz Klintsevich called his proposal “a diktat rather than a discussion,” adding:

“I cannot really judge if UN reform is timely at the moment, and whether it may cause bigger disputes among countries. Those are, so to say, issues of a different layer, but anyway this is not the way to address them.”

His draft declaration states “(w)e support the secretary-general in making concrete changes in the United Nations system to better align its work on humanitarian response, development and sustaining peace initiatives.”

“We commit to reducing mandate duplication, redundancy and overlap, including among the main organs of the United Nations.”

He wants America’s funding commitment cut, other countries paying more. As of September 18, 128 nations signed his declaration, most pressured to go along or risk US wrath.

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  US Anti-BDS Legislation

Stephen Lendman

Global BDS activism is vital - the most effective initiative challenging Israeli ruthlessness, essential to preserve and support.

Congressional Israel Anti-Boycott Act legislation wants it criminalized. It aims to “amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 to include in the prohibitions on boycotts against allies of the United States boycotts fostered by international governmental organizations against Israel and to direct the Export-Import Bank of the United States to oppose boycotts against Israel, and for other purposes.”

Its key provisions include:

Congressional opposition to BDS.

Calling UNHCR criticism of Israel support for BDS, notably its March 2016 blacklist of companies operating in Occupied Palestine on stolen land.

Expanding the Export Administration Act (EAA), prohibiting involvement with any foreign government’s boycott of Israel.

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09/19/17

  Deplorable Ignorance and Indifference of Most Americans

Stephen Lendman

Americans are the most over-entertained, uninformed people on the planet - mostly know-nothings about domestic and geopolitical issues mattering most.

A new Gallup poll provides more evidence - 58% of respondents supporting war if peaceful methods with North Korea fail.

Americans are so out-of-touch with reality they have no idea that the Trump administration ruled out dialogue with Pyongyang or why.

They have no understanding of what nuclear war means, endangering the lives and welfare millions of people in North and South Korea, others potentially in Japan and cross-border in China.

They fail to grasp the possibility that war on the DPRK could invite China’s intervention to protect its security, Russia possibly getting involved for the same reason.

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  Internet Freedom Threatened

Stephen Lendman

Digital democracy is the last frontier of free and open expression, the only reliable independent space for real news, information and analysis - enabling anyone to freely express views on any topics.

Government censorship remains an ominous possibility. Last spring, UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Tory Manifesto called for Britain becoming “the global leader in the regulation of the use of personal data and the Internet.”

She urged government control over what people write, post and share online, the end of UK digital democracy if enacted into law.

Britain’s Investigatory Powers Act requires Internet companies to maintain records on customers’ browsing histories, along with ministerial power to breach online privacy, including encrypted content – on the phony pretext of assuring no “safe space for terrorists to be able to communicate online.”

Her scheme isn’t about “protect(ing) the security of people and ensur(ing) the fairness of the rules by which people and businesses (must) abide.”

It’s a sinister plan to control online content, prohibiting what Tories want suppressed, government acting as gatekeeper.

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  Lavrov/Tillerson Meeting at UN

Stephen Lendman

Both officials had numerous conversations in person and by phone accomplishing nothing.

US relations with Russia remain irreconcilably hostile, more dismal than any time post WW II. The geopolitical aims of both countries are polar opposite.

Russia pursues world peace, stability, multi-world polarity and mutual cooperation among all nations. Washington seeks unchallenged global dominance - aggressive wars and color revolutions its favored strategies. Possible confrontation between these powers is ominously real by accident or US design. The threat of nuclear war between them should terrify everyone.

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News

09/20/17

  UK to Supply Qatar With 24 Fighter Jets in New Billion-Dollar Arms Deal

The British government and defence giant BAE Systems have agreed a major new deal to supply Qatar with Eurofighter Typhoon jets, despite fears of regional instability. The wealthy Gulf state is at the heart of a regional dispute over the funding of terrorism; Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt have since June imposed sanctions on Qatar, accusing it of financing extremist groups and allying with Iran, arch-foe of the Gulf Arab states

  Over 40 million living in slavery worldwide: Study

According to a report by International Labor Office (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation, approximately 40.3 million men, women and children were victims of “modern slavery” in 2016. The study, Global Estimates of Modern Slavery, is based on surveys by the two groups in 48 countries; interviews with more than 71,000 people. Three out of every four slaves were women and girls, one in four was a child, children account for 10 million mostly in Africa, followed by Asia and the Pacific. Nearly five million people in the world were sex slaves

  Eiffel Tower goes bulletproof: France ups security at iconic site (PHOTOS)

Work has begun on a bulletproof wall of glass along the base of the Eiffel Tower. The measure is part of a multi-million euro effort to improve security at the Paris tourist attraction amid the country’s ongoing state of emergency.

After a spate of terrorist attacks in France in recent years, including co-ordinated Islamist gun and suicide bomb attacks at the center of Paris in November 2015 and the Nice truck attack last year, France is currently in a state of emergency.

In August, French police apprehended a man trying to push past an Eiffel Tower security checkpoint while brandishing a knife.

  Trump: US may have no choice but to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea

In his first address to United Nations, US President Donald Trump has threatened North Korea with total destruction if it attacks the US or its allies. He also blasted Iran, Venezuela, Cuba and Syria.

If forced to defend itself and its allies, the US “will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Trump said in his remarks at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday. He also called North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un a “Rocket Man” on a suicide mission. North Korea warned Monday that the more sanctions imposed on it, the more quickly it will complete its nuclear force, official state news agency KCNA reports

  Russia’s e-commerce up 22% in 2017 More: http://tass.com/economy/965166

Russia’s e-commerce market amounted to 498 bln rubles ($8.6 bln) in the first half of this year, a 22% increase; Russian Post and the Association of Internet Trade Companies (AITC) said in a joint statement on Tuesday. The segment of cross-border trade increased 34% in the first half of 2017 year-on-year to 178 bln rubles ($3 bln. biggest share of foreign goods ordered by Russian customers arrive from China - 90%, followed by the European Union (4%), the United States (2%).

  Russia Becomes World Top Oil Producer for 7th Consecutive Month – JODI

Russia became the world’s top crude oil producer in July for the seventh consecutive month, producing an average of 10,322 million barrels per day, the data of the Joint Oil Data Initiative (JODI) showed on Monday.

According to JODI, Russia’s oil production slightly increased, with data for June showing 10,274 million barrels a day. Saudi Arabia came in second with 10,010 million barrels per day,

  Putin orders to end trade in US dollars at Russian seaports

Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed the government to approve legislation making the ruble the main currency of exchange at all Russian seaports by next year, according to the Kremlin website. To protect the interests of stevedoring companies with foreign currency obligations, the government was instructed to set a transition period before switching to ruble settlements.

  Mexico, Colombia & Laos want Russian grain

Russia's food and safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor:“New markets are opening, like Laos and Colombia, which have never before purchased grain from us. Mexico also began buying; we have already supplied 300,000 tons of grain.” Russia recently boosted wheat export contracts on expectations of a record grain harvest. Last year, the country became the world’s leading exporter of grain, shipping 34 million tons out of its 119 million ton harvest. Russia has resumed exports to Egypt, one of its biggest customers. China's largest food processor COFCO has purchased 4,000 tons of Russian spring wheat and said is ready to import up to two million tons.

  More than 200 dead after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes Mexico

226 people are dead after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake rocked central Mexico Tuesday afternoon, hitting on the 32nd anniversary of the biggest earthquake to ever strike the country's capital. More than half of the fatalities are in Mexico City, the country's civil defense agency said.

09/19/17

  US Sanctions Backfire: China Opens $10 Billion Credit Line For Iran

China has opened a $10 billion line of credit intended to finance energy, transportation, water and other key Iranian infrastructure projects. The significant credit line will primarily use euros and yuan to bypass the US sanctions.

  Mattis: 3,000 U.S. troops being sent to Afghanistan

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis announced Monday that more than 3,000 U.S. troops are being sent to Afghanistan. The troop increase will put the total number of U.S. forces in the country to more than 14,000. Military experts remain divided on whether the nearly 16-year-old conflict can be won or what a victory would entail.

  US opens 1st permanent military base in Israel as tensions with Iran rise

US has routinely deployed forces to Israel, now opening an official permanent military base in the country.

It will be a “base within a base,” located inside the Israeli Air Force’s Mashabim Air Base in the middle of the Negev desert, close to a US military radar installation east of Dimona that tracks ballistic missiles.

American forces will be helping operate Israel’s multi-tiered missile defense system. Israeli officials believe the establishment of the base will send a message to their enemies.

  Hungary credits razor wire border fence for almost 100 percent drop in illegal migration - Video

Hungary has claimed that its fences on the borders with Croatia and Serbia have helped to cut the inflow of migrants by 99.7 percent since 2015. The small inland nation now has one quarter of the length of its borders protected by a fence.

“The number of successful attempts to illegally cross the border fell from 391,000 in 2015 to 18,236 in 2016 and only 1,184 in 2017,” the Hungarian prime minister’s chief security advisor, Gyorgy Bakondi

09/18/17

  Here Comes the Sun: Speedy Growth of Solar Power Signals Global Economic Shift

The use of solar power doubled globally in 2016 and is on track to double again over the next two years. As nations and economies signal their intention to move away from the widespread and indiscriminate use of fossil fuel, the solar power industry is , growing exponentially while an old-guard oil industry studies how to jump on the bandwagon without impacting the bottom line of shareholders and investors


Videos

08/26/17

  The Vikings 1958 Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine,Janet Leigh, James Donald

Виталина Блинова

"A slave and a Viking prince fight for the love of a captive princess."

  The Shocking Prophecy for America by A New Christian Orthodox Saint - St. Paisius the Athonite.

MLordandGod

The Shocking Prophecy for America by A New Christian Orthodox Saint - St. Paisius the Athonite. -- The Shocking Prophecy of Elder Paisius for America by St. Paisius the Athonite during discussion after Holy Liturgy.

08/23/17

  Aliens Tell Man Asteroid to Hit Near Puerto Rico?! (US Army Corroborates)

9Nania

"it was showing us how there was only going to be one government on on the planet earth and they'll be living on some sort of artificial island that that's going to be floating in the middle of a dark black dirty sea..."

  A Prophecy from 90yr old lady in 1968

GodsLove is LIGHT, really light 54321

"A Prophecy from 90yr old lady in 1968 - prophecy wwIII, very prophetic. this prophecy is coming true right now! Great coldness abounds, moral decline, people living like married but not married, perverse sins abound, tv plays a big roll... violence people see on tv this violence spreads to society."

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  • Stephen Lendman UNGA 72 convened on September 12. The General Debate runs from September 19 - 25, featuring addresses by top officials of memer states. Sergey Lavrov head’s Russia’s delegation. On September 21, he’ll address the GA. He’ll meet with…
  • Stephen Lendman Putin wasn’t invited to Trump’s UN reform meeting, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov explained, convened ahead of the General Assembly’s 72nd session, an unacceptable snub. A handful of countries alone got to participate, ones willing to sign…
  • Stephen Lendman Global BDS activism is vital - the most effective initiative challenging Israeli ruthlessness, essential to preserve and support. Congressional Israel Anti-Boycott Act legislation wants it criminalized. It aims to “amend the Export…
  • Stephen Lendman Americans are the most over-entertained, uninformed people on the planet - mostly know-nothings about domestic and geopolitical issues mattering most. A new Gallup poll provides more evidence - 58% of respondents supporting war if…
  • Stephen Lendman Digital democracy is the last frontier of free and open expression, the only reliable independent space for real news, information and analysis - enabling anyone to freely express views on any topics. Government censorship remains an…
  • Stephen Lendman Both officials had numerous conversations in person and by phone accomplishing nothing. US relations with Russia remain irreconcilably hostile, more dismal than any time post WW II. The geopolitical aims of both countries are polar…
  • Stephen Lendman They’ll meet on the sidelines of the UN’s 72nd session in New York. According to Israel’s Channel 2, he’ll propose America either renege on the Iran nuclear deal or revise it to serve Israeli interests, rendering worthless. Either way,…
  • Stephen Lendman Japan remains occupied US territory 72 years after WW II ended. Around 50,000 US forces operate on dozens of military bases, about half on Okinawa, the country’s Puerto Rico, its poorest prefecture, dominated by America’s presence under…
  • Eric Zuesse On September 8th, an article I wrote for Strategic Culture Foundation, “What America’s Aristocracy Want,” was republished at the Donbass (far-eastern formerly Ukrainian) website, “South Front”. The article blamed a lot on America’s…
  • Stephen Lendman The latest US hostile action against Russia requires a company providing services for RT America to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), along with an FBI probe of Sputnik News to check for FARA violations. Enacted…
  • Hundreds of thousands are expected to gather across 38 countries and 428 cities to join in peaceful protest against the Monsanto Company as a part of the ‘March Against Monsanto‘ grassroots campaign on May 21, 2016. A complete list of events can be…
Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III by Stephen Lendman

Synopsis by Clarity Press

Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks World War III provides insight into today's gravest geopolitical crisis since WW II. Possible global war looms. Viewed from the perspective of Western mainstream media, the crisis arose due to pro-democracy activists overturning a brutal dictatorship, which led swiftly to Russian incursion into Ukraine and annexation of Crimea. Viewed from the perspective of the 22 highly-credentialed analysts who have contributed to this anthology, it’s an entirely different story. Obama's pivot is global, in pursuit of unchallenged worldwide dominance, leading to multiple direct and proxy wars. Neocon- dominated Washington seeks to marginalize its Russian and Chinese rivals, surrounding both countries with US bases. Ukraine is in the eye of the storm, the crown jewel of NATO eastward expansion, the last step in Washington's drive to incorporate all former Soviet republics and Warsaw Pact countries into NATO and install missile defense sites on Russia’s very border.

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THE 2001 ANTHRAX DECEPTION The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy by Graeme MacQueen

review by Prof. Edward Curtin

The anthrax attacks that followed those of 9/11 have disappeared from public memory in ways analogous to the pulverization of the Twin Towers and World Trade Center Building 7. For the towers, at least, ghostly afterimages persist, albeit fading like last night’s nightmare. But the anthrax attacks, clearly linked to 9/11 and the Patriot Act, are like lost letters, sent, but long forgotten. Such disappearing acts are a staple of American life these days. Memory has come upon hard times. With The 2001 Anthrax Deception, Professor Graeme MacQueen, founding Director of the Center for Peace Studies at McMaster University, calls us back to a careful reconsideration of the anthrax attacks. It is an eloquent and pellucid lesson in inductive reasoning and deserves to stand with David Ray Griffin’s brilliant multi-volume dissection of the truth of that tragic September 11th. MacQueen makes a powerful case for the linkage of both events, a tie that binds both to insider elements deep within the U.S. government, perhaps in coordination with foreign elements.

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