From: Timothy Gatto
Let's all admit it, the wars we have been fighting in the Middle East have been for resources, mostly oil. When something happens in other parts of the World that are devoid of resources, we invariably ignore it. One only has to look at the situation in Darfur, where people were starving en masse, and we turned a blind eye. If the country isn't in a strategic area, or it has no resources we want, we ignore whatever is happening there.
While we have been using our military to protect and seize the resources we need to keep our economy rolling along, China has been reaching out and making trade deals with other nations and sending men, materials and money to help them improve their situations. Of course they have asked for something in return, and that is to buy Chinese products and use Chinese engineers and contractors to help build their infrastructures. China is firmly entrenched in Latin America, Africa and in other regions of the globe.
by Stephen Lendman
Systemic injustice is rife. It's longstanding. Constitutional rights don't matter. America's First Amendment clearly states:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
Privileged Americans alone have rights. America's least advantaged have few or none.
America's racist drug laws disproportionately harm Blacks, Latinos and ethnic minorities. So do longstanding attitudes about people of color.
By Khalid Amayreh in Occupied Palestine
It is never a hyperbole to call the latest genocidal onslaught by Israel on the Gaza Strip a holocaust. The level of death and destruction inflicted by the Judeo-Nazi state, aka Israel, is more than shocking, to say the very least. It simply defies linguistic description.
Just imagine how Jewish and Zionist circles would have reacted if the equation was reversed and Israel, not Gaza, had suffered this huge magnitude of death and devastation.
I imagine the shipyard dogs of Zionism, from Sydney to California and from Occupied Palestine to London, would have deafened our ears with a never-abating crescendo of noise about the new Arab holocaust!!!…and claims that the Arabs are trying to complete the mission that the Nazis started.
by Stephen Lendman
Criticizing Israel publicly entails huge risks. Becoming persona non grata in politics, the media, business and academia may follow. It's a career ender for most who try.
At most, short-term protests follow. They're usually or entirely local. Salaita's University of Illinois at Urban-Champaign (ULUC) sacking elevated public anger to a new level.
Thousands of scholars, students, colleagues, friends, Israeli critics and others rallied to his defense. They're steadfast. They continue.
They want Salaita reinstated. They want him given full pay and benefits. They want damages paid for all he endured. He deserves it and much more.
Salaita broke weeks of silence. On September 9, he went public for the first time.
He defended his noteworthy academic/scholarly bona fides. He did so eloquently and effectively. He criticized UIUC's academic lynching.
by Stephen Lendman
Critics claim fraud at the polls. Suspicions are rife. More on this below.
Rigged elections aren't new. In America, they go back to the beginning of the republic.
Seventeenth century US politicians believed vote rigging was a necessary evil. They assumed opposition parties played dirty. Their strategy was fight fire with fire.
New York's Tammany Hall machine was notorious. It controlled Democrat party nominations for over a century.
It bought off politicians, judges and ward captains. Vote suppression was standard practice.
Pabst Blue Ribbon beer will be decidedly less American now that the beer’s parent company has been purchased by a Russian beverage company. Russian brewer and beverage distributor, Oasis Beverages, bought Pabst Brewing Company, maker of PBR, Colt 45, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz.
Russia will not reconsider its decision to ban imports of certain goods, including the prepaid ones;Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Russia banned imports of meat, fish, dairy, fruit and vegetables from the United States, the 28-nation European Union, Australia, Canada and Norway for 12 months.
The Russian Defence Ministry denied Ukrainian military chief Defence Minister Geletei allegations about the use of tactical nuclear weapons at Lugansk’s airport in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine should consider sending Geletei through a basic military training course where rookies learn the main effects of a nuclear explosion and its consequences,”; Russian Defence Ministry.
The accelerating drive to a new US war in the Middle East, extending from Iraq to Syria and potentially beyond, has laid bare a stark contradiction between President Barack Obama’s public rejection of any US “boots on the ground” and increasingly assertive statements by top generals that such deployments cannot be ruled out.
French vegetable farmers protesting against falling living standards have set fire to tax and insurance offices in town of Morlaix, in Brittany. The farmers used tractors and trailers to dump artichokes, cauliflowers and manure in the streets and also smashed windows. The farmers say they cannot cope with falling prices for their products. Russian embargo on some Western goods blocked off one of their main export markets.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s attempt to boost support among African-Americans has backfired again, leaving him walking back plans to name a highly selective high school in a wealthy neighborhood after President Barack Obama In the wake of strong criticism and backlash from the black community.
A powerful explosion occurred at a military plant in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk after a shell hit it. A fire is now ravaging the damaged facility. The plant was used for producing explosives and ammunition as well as for dismantling unexploded munitions collected on the battlefield. Nobody was hurt.
Supporters of the federal law have called it the ‘no welfare for weed’ bill, and this past Tuesday it passed the House of Representatives in the U.S., making it harder for people to use government welfare and to buy marijuana in states where the drug is legal. Also rules out the use of medical marijuana for individuals who sincerely need it, like those with Multiple Sclerosis, cancer.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: Tehran will not team up with the US in its so-called coalition against Takfiri ISIL militants because “we were not convinced that the United States government was serious” in its claim to fight terrorism.
Computer experts inside Home Depot: The home improvement chain warned for years, might be easy prey for hackers. Despite alarms as far back as 2008, Home Depot was slow to raise its defenses, according to former employees. Thursday, the company confirmed The biggest data breach in retailing history compromised 56 million of its customers’ credit cards. The data has popped up on black markets, could be used to make $3 billion in illegal purchases.
US Army Secretary John McHugh has warned the Russian military over the crisis in Ukraine as American troops are holding war games in the European country. “If anyone questions the United States’ commitment to security in the Black Sea region, they might want to take a look at what is happening at Rapid Trident 14,” he said on Friday.
The Takfiri threat ends when those backing the ISIL terrorists stop their support for them; Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi. The regional and international supporters of the groups should stop arming them.
Clashes have broken out in Scotland’s Glasgow between Yes and No campaign supporters following the failure of Scotland's independence bid. The scuffles erupted on Friday in Glasgow’s George Square, where hundreds of unionists engaged in a tense standoff with independence supporters.
Russia’s Security Council, chaired by President Putin, is set to discuss ways in which Russia could cut itself off from the global internet network in case of an emergency, measure aimed at strengthening Russian segment of the World Wide Web (Runet). A special internet administration could be put in place to be able to cut off Russia from the global network in order to avert any breaches in its work in the event of an “unfriendly attack.
The Council of Europe's Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA) released its first report on Ukraine on Friday, stating an increase in internal trafficking and trafficking for the purpose of labor exploitation. Internally displaced persons are especially vulnerable to human trafficking.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif: the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq created the extremist group the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. Further foreign military presence will only create new terrorists. “Foreign presence in any territory creates a dynamic for demagogues like ISIS to use resentment in the population of being occupied.”
The U.S. is planning to train veterans to become solar panel installers in the next six years, the White House said Thursday. cut carbon dioxide emissions, save billions of dollars on energy for homeowners and businesse; fund 540 solar and renewable energy projects, focused on rural and farming areas.
Officials in Glasgow investigating ten suspected cases of electoral fraud following Scottish independence referendum Thursday. Colin Edgar of the Glasgow city council said fraud could have taken place because voters are not required to present identification at polling places in UK elections.
Ukrainian President Poroshenko addressed United States Congress Thursday calling for increased military assistance from United States to defeat pro-Russian separatist movement in the east, closer trade relations with the West to limit economic political influence of Russia in the country. Maintains conflict in Ukraine was a “war for the Free World.”
Washington, DC is littered with surveillance devices designed to trick surrounding mobile phones into logging onto signal-lifting networks, thereby allowing for tracking or call-monitoring purposes.
Google announced on Thursday that its next-generation installment of Android – the world’s most popular mobile operating system, with roughly 1 billion users – will encrypt all user data on smartphones, preventing law enforcement from accessing personal data.
Russia will not “buy tickets” to the international coalition that is being created by the US to fight the Islamic State, but will continue its aid to Iraq, Syria and other nations that are fighting terrorists.
Scots lost independence vote. Catalonia’s secession movement growing in Spain. Basque region on border between Spain and France seeks independence. Venice wants to break away from Italy. Flanders in Belgium wants independence. Other, separatist movements in Europe, Faroe Islands in Denmark, Occitania,in southern France, small parts of Italy, Spain and Monaco.
“Google makes 80 percent of its money collecting information about people, storing it, indexing it, building profiles of people to predict their interests and behavior, selling those profiles to advertisers, and others,”is almost identical to the National Security Agency or GCHQ,”Assange told BBC.
Fresh deadly clashes have erupted in eastern Ukraine, killing seven and injuring eight as representatives from Kiev and pro-Russia forces prepare to discuss the ceasefire violations.
Russia’s Prime Minister Dimitry Medvedev says improving ties with Asian nations has emerged as Moscow’s key strategy in the face of sanctions imposed on Moscow by Western countries, to increase the level of trust between Russia and Asian countries at state, corporate and civil levels.”
Russian authorities looking at measures in case the West tries to block Internet access for Russia; Russian Communications Minister Nikolai Nikiforov “We are preparing an action plan. We are looking at various options how to ensure that internet access was not cut off whatever our partners might do.”
The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Residents of rural Western states warmer to the idea than Northeasterners.
National Labor Relations Board federal agency that has power to enforce much of America’s labor law. bill introduced by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) were to become law, then the NLRB would likely be unable to act on flagrant violations of the law.
Pro-Israel groups in the U.S. have also played a role by financing trips for hundreds of law enforcement officers to travel to the Middle East for counterterrorism training, learned how Israeli security forces deal with demonstrators and armed threats by terrorists.
France announced Friday it had conducted its first airstrike in Iraq and had destroyed a logistics depot held by the Islamic State group. Target was “entirely destroyed.”“Other operations will follow in the coming days,” It did not elaborate on the type of material at the depot or its exact location.
Scots have voted to stay in the UK, following an intense campaign which saw both pro-independence and pro-union campaign groups scraping for last-minute support. The ‘No’ campaign rallied 55 percent of votes against 45 percent ‘Yes’ vote
Australian police carried out largest “counter-terrorism” operation in country’s history based on vague allegations “random acts” of violence planned. 500 state police, Australian Secret Intelligence agents raided 15 homes. News outlets forewarned so they could have journalists and camera crews on the scene.
Ireland's economy is growing at an explosive pace. Rising exports to the US, Britain and China transform the former crisis-state into eurozone’s star economy. Turnaround comes less than a year after Ireland regained economic sovereignty, first eurozone bail-out country to emerge from its EU-IMF Troika regime.
The Scotts ‘Miracle-Gro’ Company which created genetically modified RoundUp-Ready Kentucky Bluegrass has announced that it will conduct field trials at the homes of Scotts’ employees. What’s more, they can do so without any government oversight because there are no laws that prohibit or limit the planting of GMO grass.
French President Francois Hollande has announced plans to conduct airstrikes in Iraq against the ISIL Takfiri militants. He further noted that no French ground forces would be involved in the military campaign in Iraq, and France would not target ISIL militants operating in Syria,
Home Depot announced Thursday that a breach at its U.S. and Canadian stores over a six-month period this year may have put an estimated 56 million payment cards at risk. That would make it the largest compromise of debit and credit cards in the string of cyberattacks that have hit retailers over the past year.
Israel issued a decree banning farmers from irrigating agriculture on their stepped lands in Atov, in the occupied West Bank, threatening to arrest any citizen who cultivates his or her land. occupation forces destroyed the water system three days ago the farmers of the area had connected to their lands.
CIA backed Syria coup in 1949. 1945 plans to construct oil pipe line from Saudi Arabia to Mediterranean. Secured rights-of-way from Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia. Syria sole holdout. 1957, American president and British prime minister agreed to regime change again in Syria.
Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research, developed smart cameras for use at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. These cameras designed to recognize “suspicious behavior,” such as running, waving your arms, or sweating, things commonly found in the stressful environment of an international airport.
President Barack Obama has declined to supply Ukraine with “lethal aide” despite the passionate plea for more military equipment that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko made to Congress earlier on Thursday.
Russian authorities told people not to panic on Tuesday as the battered ruble plunged to record lows, floored by tensions with the West over Ukraine, new sanctions and falling oil prices. Russians concerned a weaker ruble would drive up inflation, make foreign trips and foreign currency purchases unaffordable.
Speaking to State Department personnel at U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, , Secretary of State John Kerry said that "this little thing called the Internet makes it much harder to govern," said "ever since the end of the Cold War, forces have been unleashed that were tamped down for centuries by dictators.
Press TV :Israel is seeking to force thousands of Palestinian Bedouins out of East al-Quds (Jerusalem) to the Jordan Valley, where they cannot keep up their pastoral lifestyle. Over 40 Palestinian and international rights groups said Tel Aviv planning to displace12,000 Bedouins who pledged to resist eviction.
angry mob was waiting outside of Ukraine's parliament spotted Economic Development Party member Vitaly Zhuravsky grabbed him and threw his ass right into a dumpster, he has a history of trying to pass bills that would crack down on anti-government protests.
Israel will earn billions of euros by making sure that all the steel, concrete and other materials and other aid are sourced in Israel and benefit Israeli companies. Increases construction and transaction costs.
Scotland's chance to vote for independence has lit hopes in other regions of Britain that a reworking of political ties might boost their chances of self-rule too many British voters, who see London as a city state detached from rest of the United Kingdom economically but culturally.
Beijing News executive editor Carlyle said, Chinese Ambassador to Iceland Ma Jisheng (served in India, in Japan Counsellor), on suspicion of leaking state secrets to Japan, before the 57th birthday this year, was arrested by the State Security Department People's Republic of China.
Afghanistan’s central government is nearly broke and needs a $537 million bailout from the United States and other international donors within “five or six days” to continue paying its bills, a senior Afghan finance official said Tuesday.
Opposition lawmakers prepared a bill that orders Russian mass media companies to have at least 80 percent of their stock held by Russian investors. Main reason was the desire to provide maximum information security. 20 percent limit chosen because 25 percent share would enable a blocking package.
Scientists have found that our bodies and our minds have both deteriorated significantly compared to our ancestors. In fact, just this week a very prominent professor at Cambridge University said that “our most highly trained athletes pale in comparison to these ancestors of ours”. The biggest reason for this, of course, is the degradation of the human genome. Groundbreaking research by Dr. John Sanford of Cornell University and others has shown that our genes contain tens of thousands of mistakes (mutations), and with each passing generation even more errors are added and passed on. So it should be no surprise that our ancestors were bigger, stronger, faster and smarter. The truth is that they had better genes.
Pay close attention to Steven Starr’s article, “The Lethality of Nuclear Weapons.” Washington thinks nuclear war can be won and is planning for a first strike on Russia, and perhaps China, in order to prevent any challenge to Washington’s world hegemony. The plan is far advanced, and the implementation of the plan is underway. As I have reported previously, US strategic doctrine was changed and the role of nuclear missiles was elevated from a retaliatory role to an offensive first strike role. US anti-ballistic missile (ABM) bases have been established in Poland on Russia’s frontier, and other bases are planned. When completed Russia will be ringed with US missile bases. ‘US threatens China not to drop dollar’ | ‘West sees China economy as threat’
The ANC government has received a request from the U.S. was rejected to be part of a U.S. disaster management plan which South Africa $ 10 billion a year (about R100 billion) for ten years would receive. According to the plan would be temporary housing for millions of Americans in South Africa built if the Yellowstone super volcano in the country sooner or later would come to a head. Countries that the U.S. will participate noodlenigingsplan, Brazil, Argentina and Australia. A spokesman for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Sipho Matwetwe, South Africa will not "part of the plan because there is a risk that millions of white Americans in an emergency situation to the country can be sent and we can national culture and identity threat". ►ALERT: Pentagon Moves Nuclear Missiles From Yellowstone Blast Zone
Scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute were turned down after requesting minimal federal support by five agencies. There are no federal agencies conducting comprehensive, on-the-ground analyses of how much Fukushima radiation has made its way into the air and oceans of the U.S... the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) stopped testing imported foods in that manner the year after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
The Dow Jones and Standard & Poor’s 500 indexes reached record highs on Thursday, having completely erased the losses since the stock market’s last peak, in 2007. But instead of cheering, we should be very afraid. Over the last 13 years, the stock market has twice crashed and touched off a recession: American households lost $5 trillion in the 2000 dot-com bust and more than $7 trillion in the 2007 housing crash. Sooner or later — within a few years, I predict — this latest Wall Street bubble, inflated by an egregious flood of phony money from the Federal Reserve rather than real economic gains, will explode, too.
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"Why all this hate? There's a revival of the Orthodox Church in Russia and it threatens Jewry's plan for the coming of the anti-Christ. He's their man and the Orthodox Church is his enemy. Do you want to know what's happening now?"
"Ahead of my performance in Houston two days ago, I found that a Klezmer named Nick Cooper went out of his way to jeopardize the event. He harassed the venue, pestered my followers and put into play every ADL trick in the book. I used the occasion to hit hard on Jewish 'Left' and its corrosive impact. The gathering in Layal (Palestinian) restaurant was a great success. The place was full to capacity, This is my tribute to Klezmer Cooper for the free promotion." Gilad Atzmon author of The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics, available on Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk
9/11 Truth Finally Arrives at Daily Kos
by Katherine Smith
9/11 False Flag Operation: HUGE Tipping Point As State-Sponsored Terrorism Is Exposed
by State of the Nation 2014
Climate Alarm Bells Ring but UN and Obama Administration Fail To Act
By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese
Ukraine – Truce or Trojan Horse: Retreat, Re-Armament and Relaunch
How and Why Illegal Federal Government / NSA Does Not Fill Up FEMA Camps
By Tracy Turner
Defeating the Violence of Psychiatry
Robert J. Burrowes
Question 1 for 9/11 Smarties: What really happened on September 11, 2001?
By Elizabeth Young
Irresponsibly Blaming Russia for US-Led Western Crimes
by Stephen Lendman
Irresponsibly Challenging Russia
by Stephen Lendman
Israel Breaches Gaza Ceasefire Agreement
by Stephen Lendman
If we sit silently and do nothing, say nothing the mass murdering will continue. Ask yourself why should any single group of people or so called race be given the right to kill? When will humanity say: 'No, more killing' to Israel? You could begin to change this situation by contacting your Senators and Congressmen and telling them that you want them to stop supporting Israel and stop supporting the killing and maiming of thousands of innocent Palestinian men, women, and children trapped in the Gaza Ghetto by their captors.
In what the New York Times describes as “a net neutrality turnaround” the Obama administration’s new FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is proposing rules that will create an Internet for the wealthy. The new plan to create a pay to play Internet came to light in the Wall Street Journal. Under the plan wealthy corporations will be able to purchase faster service, while those that cannot do so will have slower service. Rather than an open Internet for all the US will be moving to a class-based Internet. Now Wheeler is set to propose what the industry has wanted, an end to net neutrality, that will allow them to charge us more for service and create financial barriers that will prevent new services from challenging their domination of the Internet. As a result, more money will be funneled from working Americans to wealthy telecom giants. If you want an open Internet, We can stop this – but we must act now.
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