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04/17/14

Permalink The Kosher Trinity and Jewish Quantum Mechanics

Gilad Atzmon

DEBATE - Anti-Semitism: myth or reality
A Talk Given By Gilad Atzmon @ The Albion Beatnik Book Shop, Oxford, UK
April 15, 2014

Good evening book lovers and wisdom seekers.

As some of you have realised the title of this debate morphed slightly since I initiated it. The discussion was first titled ‘Anti-Semitism, A Myth or A Threat.’ We are now supposed to engage in a dialogue on ‘Racism, a Myth or a Threat.’

Ladies and gentleman, this shift in the title is, actually, more significant than it first appears. It is actually a manifestation of our confusion and fear of looking at Jewish identity, politics, culture and ideology.

There is no doubt amongst scholars that Jews, as a group, derive from multiple ethnic origins and are far from a homogenous race. There is no racial continuum between a Polish Jew and a Yemenite one. But it is also obvious that Jewish political culture, whether Zionist or ‘anti’ is ethno-centric and, to a large extent, racially driven. Just like Israel, the Jews-only State, Israel’s Jewish opponents too often prefer to operate within Jews-only organisations such as ‘Jewish Voices For Peace,’ ‘ Jews for Justice,‘ etc’. In short, whether they are Zionist or ‘anti,’ Jews somehow prefer to operate in ethnically segregated racially oriented political cells.

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Permalink HURTLING INTO DARKNESS: AMERICA’S GREAT LEAP TOWARDS GLOBAL TYRANNY

John Chuckman

The darkness to which I refer is something largely unanticipated in political studies and even in science fiction, a field which definitely enters this discussion, as readers will see. There have been many examples of national tyrannies and even stories of global autocracies, but the Hitler-Stalin-Mussolini type of tyranny is an antiquated model for advanced states despite its applying still to many third-world places. A unique set of circumstances now works towards a dystopian future in advanced states with no need for jackboots or brutal faces on posters.

Ironically, one of the key forces which brought Europe and North America over a few centuries to the kind of liberal democracies we know today is capable of delivering a new and unprecedented form of tyranny. That force is the body of interests of a nation’s middle class - the group of capable, ambitious, and rising people who were called a few centuries back by Europe’s landed old aristocracy “the new men.”

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04/16/14

Permalink Ukraine Troops Switch Sides During Attack

Michael Collins
ukrainemutinyUkrainian paratroopers stopped their attack on demonstrators in the Eastern Ukraine cities of Slavyansk and Kramatorsk. Military units are balking at attacking civilians and their militias in other cities targeted for attack by Ukraine's coup let government. If United States CIA Director John Brennan's trip was to plan this effort, the plan is failing.

Corporate media's reporting on the Ukrainian situation is so one sided, it's pathetic. Last night, Rachel Maddow interviewed NBC Correspondent Richard Engel who seemed in a trance insisting that the entirety of Russian President Vladimir Putin's policy was based on calling the Ukrainian leadership Nazi's (there are strong elements of Nazi sympathizers in the government). Maddow just sat there and let him talk. She failed to ask Engel about the real Nazi sympathizers in the Kiev government and couldn't remember or didn't know the various appeals for a federation solution and UN mediation by Putin.

That's the liberal media, servile to their clan leader President Barack Obama. They do nothing to inform Americans of the machinations and dangerous interference in Ukraine and Russia. We're left to rely on our reflexive distrust of propaganda. Nevertheless, honest reporting would be helpful.

This article is by The Saker, a blogger and author for the Asia Times. The Saker is pro Russian, which does not stop him from doing a good job of sifting through the various news sources to present a picture of events on the ground.

Ukraine SITREP April 16, 10:50 EST (Ukrainian civil war day 2) The Saker

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Permalink Calling All Pagans: Your Mother Earth Needs You

by Robert C. Koehler

Sadly, writes Koehler, we’re far more prepared to go to war than we are to make peace with the planet. (Image: public domain)

Somewhere between these two quotes lies the future:

1. “And I would like to emphasize that nobody on this planet is going to be untouched by the impacts of climate change.”

2. “The Judeo-Christian worldview is that man is at the center of the universe; nature was therefore created for man. Nature has no intrinsic worth other than man’s appreciation and moral use of it.”

The first quote is from Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, summing up the dire and much-discussed findings of its recent report: Human civilization — its technology, its war games, its helpless short-sightedness and addiction to fossil fuels — is wrecking the environment that sustains all life. Time is running out on our ability to make changes; and the world’s, uh, “leadership” — political, corporate — has shown little will to step beyond more of the same, to figure out how we can reduce carbon emissions and live in eco-harmony, with a sense of responsibility for the future. [1]

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Permalink Obama Heads for War in Ukraine

by Stephen Lendman

Permanent war is official US policy. At issue is unchallenged global dominance.

All independent governments are targeted. Eliminating them is prioritized. So is replacing them with pro-Western puppet states.

Ukraine is Exhibit A. Obama bears full responsibility for ousting its democratically elected government. Elevating illegitimate fascist putschists to power followed.

Sham May elections will be farcical when held. Here's an example showing why.

Oleg Tsarev is a presidential aspirant. He's a former Yanukovych-led Party of Regions people's deputy.

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News

04/17/14

Permalink Louisianan Given 13-Year Prison Sentence for Possession of Two Marijuana Cigarettes

The Drug Policy Alliance filed an amicus brief today urging Louisiana Supreme Court to review the prison sentence of Bernard Noble, sentenced to 13.3 years of hard labor in prison without parole for possessing the equivalent of two marijuana cigarettes.

Permalink GMO cotton seeds made by Monsanto collaborator banned in Indian state after crops fail

Genetically modified (GM) Bt cotton produced by Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), banned from Indian state of Karnataka, a major cotton-producing region of India, after the transgenic crop failed to deliver on pest resistance and yields.

Permalink Germany has no alternative to Russian gas

Chancellor Angela Merkel: “all of Germany’s energy policies must be reconsidered.”Most important energy supplier is Russia: provides 38 percent of Germany’s natural gas, 35 percent oil imports, 25 percent of coal, no alternatives that could cover shortfalls of this magnitude. Supplies already short.

Permalink The New York Times’ propaganda campaign against Russia over Ukraine

New York Times whitewashes the social and political character of the new Ukrainian government, blames violence on Moscow. Downplays government’s decision to deploy military aircraft against its own population. Government in Kiev includes ministers from Ukraine fascist party Svoboda.

Permalink Lavrov: Russia, US, EU, Ukraine agree on de-escalation roadmap

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: Russia, the US, the EU and Ukraine have adopted a joint document on the de-escalation of the Ukraine crisis, after talks in Geneva, calls for all illegal armed groups to lay down arms and a wide amnesty, “immediate start of a nationwide national dialogue,”

Permalink Putin on Kiev op: 'Tanks, jets against own people?! Are they nuts?!'-Video

Putin criticized Ukraine’s coup-appointed government.“Have they lost their minds?! "They are deploying tanks, armored vehicles and weaponry! Crisis in Ukraine can only be solved through a compromise in the interests of the Ukrainian people".

04/16/14

Permalink Kiev cuts water supplies to Crimea: Crimea deputy PM

Crimean First Deputy Prime Minister Rustam Temirgaliyev: Kiev reduced water supplies to the peninsula by three times called on Ukraine to reconsider decision. Crimea prevented Kiev from cutting off all water with technical solution. Denied Ukraine allegations Crimea has not paid for its water,

Permalink Moscow voices concern over arming Syria militants

Russian government has warned about delivering advanced weapons to Syria’s foreign-backed militants, saying it would destabilize the situation, thwart any political solution to the crisis in the country. Dangerously escalated with US anti-tanks missile systems delivered to militants.
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Permalink Obama: US military ‘significantly superior’ to Russia’s

US President Barack Obama: The Russians are “not interested in any kind of military confrontation with us, understanding that our conventional forces are significantly superior to the Russians. “We don’t need a war.”Accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind the unrest in Ukraine.

Permalink Military junta implements reign of terror in Egypt

New anti-terrorism law that widens definition of terrorist “crimes”, tougher sentences, aimed at crushing protests by the supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood. Anti-protest law is even stricter than those of the Mubarak era or when Egypt was still a British protectorate.

Permalink Bryan Fischer tells poor people: ‘Kiss the ground’ beneath the richest 1 percent

Bryan Fischer, director Issues Analysis American Family Association: top 1 percent fund 30 percent of government. Poor, low income and middle class who use welfare. other government services shouldn't be resentful of these people, they should kiss ground they walk on.

Permalink US to send new warship to Black Sea: Romanian President

As tensions grow between Ukraine and Russia, Romanian President Traian Basescu says the US will send another warship to the Black Sea after its guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook leaves. Russia: move is part of a build-up of naval forces by NATO allies in the region.

Permalink Kiev Government No Longer Controls Armed Forces: Troops Sent to Eastern Ukraine Switch Sides

RIA Novosti: armored transport vehicles personnel sent to eastern Ukraine in crackdown on self-defense activists switched sides, joined pro-federalist activists. Russia: condemned decision by new authorities to use force against federalization supporters, said it was unpleasant turn of events.

Permalink HIV-infected people may face obligatory fingerprinting in Russia

A new bill prepared by a nationalist MP and approved by federal ministries proposes the introduction of obligatory fingerprinting for all people with dangerous diseases, including HIV, and the creation of a national database.

Permalink Dozens of Ukrainian troops surrender APCs in Slavyansk (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Army troops sent to eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk for “anti-terrorist operation” refused to follow orders, surrendered their weapons and armored vehicles. Some troops voiced support for eastern Ukrainians, agreed to lay down their weapons, go home following negotiations.

Permalink NATO to deploy more forces in eastern Europe

NATO head Anders Fogh Rasmussen: package of military measures; will deploy additional air, sea and land forces in eastern Europe in response to Ukraine crisis, take further action if needed, will be implemented immediately, more will follow. Putin: NATO’s eastward expansion a direct security threat.

Permalink Study Finds Royal Jelly is Natural Treatment for Type 2 Diabetes

Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine research: royal jelly helps maintain blood sugar levels, controlls oxidative stress. May prevent, reverse Type 2 diabetes. “After royal jelly supplementation, blood glucose decreased. Royal jelly; secretion from honey bees, nurtures larvae, queen bees.

Permalink Coincidence Or Accident? Microsoft Security Essentials Bug Rendering XP Machines Hamstrung Like A Virus

XP, users reporting severe issues caused by the company's security suite. No data is at risk,the OS remains operable, if stricken with this bug, seems like you've actually contracted a virus. The PC will be slow, "down to a crawl, errors related to "MsMpEng.exe" might also arise.

Permalink Vigilantes Cut Deal with Mexican Government

The leaders of the community self-defense groups in 20 cities in the western Mexican state of Michoacan have reached an agreement with federal officials to begin demobilizing, officials said. Agreed to work with federal authorities to to identify Caballeros Templarios drug cartel “targets.

Permalink Putin warns of Ukraine civil war as Kiev moves on rebels

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Ukraine is "on the verge of civil war" after Kiev sent in troops against pro-Russia separatists. Mr Putin, in a phone call to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, described the move as a "sharp escalation, military operation "anti-constitutional.

Permalink Unidentified Fighter Jets Open Fire On Kramatorsk Airfield, Casualties Reported

Itar Tass report: shoot out at the separatists-controlled airport in the city of Kramatorsk. Four Su-27 fighter jets allegedly opened fire at the local airfield. Unclear who unidentified warplanes belong to. RUSSIA DECLINES COMMENT ON AIRBORNE UNIT.

Permalink UKRAINE ON BRINK: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport, Pushes Tanks Toward Flashpoint City, Unidentified Fighter Jets Open Fire On Kramatorsk Airfield. Russia Tests Obama.

First Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising, government forces said they clashed Tuesday with 30 armed gunmen at a small airport. Russia: Ukraine is on the brink of “civil war, Kiev’s leaders ordered troops and tanks towards a flashpoint eastern city to push back separatist surge.

04/15/14

Permalink Canada plans to invade Syria

The pro-Israeli government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper making military preparations for military intervention in Syria, leaked documents show. Canada’s National Defense has drawn up five scenarios for military mission in Syria, according to documents obtained by the Ottawa Citizen

Permalink Couple Threatened with $500 Fine for Growing Vegetable Garden: They Win-Video

Florida couple challenge the state when they were told they would be fined $500 simply for having a vegetable garden on property they owned for over 20 years. Florida officials claim it was an eyesore

Permalink Vermont Senate Overwhelmingly Votes for GMO Labeling

Vermont Senate votesf 26-2 for a bill that would require GMO labels on food products. Governor Peter Shumlin has shown signs of the likelihood of signing. FDA relies on testing done by biotech companies and food producers - not independent, impartial sources.

Permalink French parliament bans genetically modified maize

France parliament passed law prohibiting genetically modified (GM) maize from being grown, citing environmental concerns. The law can be applied to any GM strain adopted at EU level. If any strain of GM crop is adopted in the future at EU level it will be banned in France.

Permalink Employee pensions under attack in the US

The American financial elite has launched a sweeping nationwide assault on the pension benefits of US workers in both the public and private sectors. States throughout the country, sought to slash government workers’ legally protected pension benefits on grounds there is no money.

Permalink Those who don’t lay arms, will be destroyed - Ukrainian military op commander

A Ukrainian general leading the operation against protesters in the east of the country has warned that activists who refuse to lay down their arms will be “destroyed. Kremlin: allegations about Russia’s military presence in eastern Ukraine are “absurd. There are no Russian troops there.

Permalink HOLY %^%$ Governor Bans Minimum Wage Increases And Paid Sick Leave Laws (Oklahoma)

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R ): signed law bans cities from passing higher wages paid sick days, vacations. “Would drive out businesses raise prices. Minimum wage workers young, single high school or college students living with parents in middle-class families in part-time entry level jobs”

Permalink Poland: NATO Must Ignore Russia, Send Ground Troops

Polish Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak: pushing for NATO to send “significant” amounts of ground troops to his country soon as possible, important to ignore any objections Russia might raise about escalated NATO deployment on its frontier.

Permalink Troops, APCs, helicopters, jets in eastern Ukraine as operation starts (VIDEO, PHOTO)

The coup-imposed Ukrainian government has amassed military hardware near the eastern Ukrainian towns refusing to recognize Kiev’s rule, and rallying for the country’s federalization. Videos from the area show tanks, APCs and army helicopters. Military vehicles reported in neighboring regions.

04/14/14

Permalink Turkey accuses Twitter of tax evasion, demands local office

Turkish officials called for Twitter to open office, pay tax in the country, after Turkey banned the blogging site in the country for two weeks following corruption scandal. Aim is for the company to pay tax, meet Turkey's just demands.

Permalink Politicians face personal fines for ignoring reporter’s enquiries

A majority party MP is suggesting amendments to the Russian law on mass media, making it obligatory for civil servants and all politicians to reply to journalists’ queries under threat of fines. Law applies to representative of federal and municipal bodies of power, various public organizations and unions.

Permalink Kiev urges UN to hold joint 'anti-terrorist operation' in eastern Ukraine

Ukraine’s coup-installed president, Aleksandr Turchinov, proposed conducting joint operation with UN peacekeeping forces, signs decree immediately imposing a special anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country. Ban Ki-moon: Kiev could rely fully on help from the UN as its partner.

Permalink White House confirms CIA director visited Ukraine over weekend

White House spokesman Jay Carney confirmed CIA Director John Brennan visited Kiev over the weekend, met with high-ranked Ukrainian officials. Deposed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich accused Brennan of ordering crackdown on pro-Russian activists in the east of the country.

Permalink Roundup Herbicide 125 Times More Toxic Than Regulators Say

Study published in journal Biomedical Research International: Roundup herbicide 125 times more toxic than its active ingredient glyphosate studied in isolation. Pesticides contain adjuvants, kept confidential, called inerts. Inert adjuvants up to 10,000 times more toxic than glyphosate.

Permalink IRS Seizing Tax Refunds of Children, Grandchildren Over Parents' Decades-Old Debts

Government is coming after the children and grandchildren of the original debtors for the repayment. In some cases, IRS doesn't possess the original records of the debts. Debts of parents from the early 1960s and 70s are being collected from children.

Permalink Kiev to launch ‘full-scale’ military op as massive protests grip eastern Ukraine - Video

Over 10,000 pro-autonomy demonstrators rallied across eastern Ukraine as Kiev’s coup-appointed President threatened military force if protesters and paramilitaries reject a Monday morning deadline to vacate occupied govt buildings.

04/13/14

Permalink Stocks dive as Russia abandons U.S. dollar

The stock market dive Friday that brought the Dow Jones Industrial Average to near 16,000 and the Nasdaq to below 4,000 might reflect an accelerated move by Russia away from the petrodollar in retaliation for the Obama administration’s threatened economic sanctions over Crimea.

Permalink Report: Traitor Spy Jonathan Pollard to be Released by US as Israel and Palestine Extend Peace Talks

Israel and Palestinian negotiators to extend US-brokered peace talks. As part of the deal, Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard sentenced to life in 1987 after admitting to passing US miliary secrets to Israel while working as intelligence analyst for US Navy to be freed.

Permalink Federal agency ends Bundy Ranch cattle roundup in Nevada after militia stand-off-Video

Showdown between rancher Cliven Bundy and U.S. brought armed federal rangers to Nevada to seize 1,000 head of cattle. Hundreds of heavily armed Bundy supporters, camped on road to his ranch. Calling rally the “Battle of Bunkerville. U.S. Bureau of Land Management called off effort.

Permalink CIA behind Ukraine crisis, ousted Yanukovych says

Ukrainian deposed President Viktor Yanukovych says the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is provoking bloodshed in the country by sanctioning the use of weapons against pro-Russia protesters. Warned that Ukraine’s interim officials have taken the country to the brink of a civil war.

Permalink Ukraine's Slavyansk under siege as Kiev orders crackdown on protests

Casualties reported on both sides as gunfire broke out in Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine, where anti-government protesters seized several buildings. City is under siege as Kiev announced an “anti-terrorist operation” against the protesters.

Permalink Israel confiscates Palestinian land in West Bank

Israel has grabbed more Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank in a move that could complicate efforts to extend the so-called peace talks with the Palestinian Authority. Israeli ministry of military affairs declared 100 hectares of territory south of East al-Quds (Jerusalem), as its property.

Permalink UN Security Council holds meeting on Ukraine

United Nations Security Council held emergency meeting on rising tensions in Ukraine. Russia's UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin blamed Ukraine’s government for tensions in the country. Accused interim government of cracking down on peaceful protests with force and draconian measures.

Permalink New Study: Chronically Sick People Have High Levels of Sinister Glyphosate in their Urine

Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology study: animals and humans who consume GMO foods with glyphosate chemicals, main ingredient in Monsanto’s RoundUp have high levels of glyphosate in their urine. People who eat organic foods, have lower levels of glyphosate in their urine.

Permalink Syria's Assad says war turning in his favor

President Bashar al-Assad: Syria's three-year conflict at a "turning point" due to military gains, ending sieges on rebel-held areas closing off supply routes from Lebanon and securing main highway from Damascus to central Syria. Allies expect him to win presidential election in July.

Permalink Vigilantes’ ultimatum to Mexico authorities

Self- defence” group in state of Michoacan give Mexican government ultimatum: free captured members of the movement by May 10 or expect all hell to break loose, legalise self- defence groups independent of any local police forces. Not possible for us to go unarmed, refuse to lay down weapons.

Permalink DOJ Investigation Confirms: Albuquerque Police 'Executing' Citizens

Department of Justice: officers too frequently use deadly force against people who pose minimal threat, conduct of officers heightens danger. Activists call for removal of officials, increased scrutiny, federal monitor to be appointed.

Permalink Israel’s army chief says a military operation in Lebanon is realistic and necessary scenario

Israel’s army chief of staff General Benny Gantz said an Israeli military operation in Lebanon is not only a realistic scenario but a necessary one. Israel is considering an increase in the level of its preparedness to emergency level.


Past News

04/12/14

Permalink David Stockman: 'The United States is broke — fiscally, morally, intellectually'

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.

04/07/14

Permalink Police beat mentally-ill homeless man to death

"Help me dad, they're killing me" Kelly Thomas cried as the good police beat and suffocated him to death. One cop commented, "God there's blood everywhere." Officer Manuel Ramos was charged with one count of second-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter; Corporal Jay Cicinelli and Officer Joseph Wolfe were each charged with one count of felony involuntary manslaughter and one count of excessive force. On January 13, 2014, Ramos and Cicinelli were found not guilty of all charges, and the district attorney's office announced it would not pursue the case against Officer Wolfe. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Kelly_Thomas

03/25/14

Permalink Renowned NYU Professor: GMOs Could Literally Destroy the Planet

Nassim Taleb, New York University (NYU) professor: genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have potential to cause “an irreversible termination of life at some scale, which could be the planet.” Being able to control GMOs in nature impossible. Domino effect risk genetic manipulation of nature will have on the worldwide ecosystem. Given enough time the “total ecocide barrier” is bound to be hit.

03/23/14

Permalink Ukraine is latest of 35 countries where US has supported fascists, drug lords and terrorists

The ugly reality is that the US government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world. The US is backing Ukraine’s extreme right-wing Svoboda party and violent neo-Nazis whose armed uprising paved the way for a Western-backed coup. Events in the Ukraine are giving us another glimpse through the looking-glass of US propaganda wars against fascism, drugs and terrorism. The ugly reality behind the mirror is that the US government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, druglords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of the world in its elusive but relentless quest for unchallenged global power.

03/09/14

Permalink Palestinian-American denied entry into Israel, told “There’s no such thing as Palestine”

“So your mother is a Palestinian and you think that you can come to Israel?” “Yes.” “You are not allowed to enter here because you have a Palestinian I.D..” “No, I do not, I am an American citizen. I wasn’t born in Palestine, nor have I ever lived there.” Again she laughed, and snidely replied, “Well there is no such thing as Palestine anyway, but you have an I.D. through your mother, so you are not allowed to enter here. No Palestinians are. But you can try the Allenby Border Crossing, that is for Arabs only” In just a few simple words it seemed that she had stripped me of my entire identity, erased my history, and labeled me as less than. I had never felt such anger in my life.


Videos

04/16/14

Permalink 'US miscalculated will of Ukrainian people'

RT

US confirms CIA chief paid a covert visit to Kiev. This sparked speculation US is helping coordinate activists in eastern Ukraine. For more on this we are joined by former MI5 agent Annie Machon

Permalink Switching Sides: Ukrainian armored unit joins anti-govt protesters in east

RT

Ukrainian armoured vehicle crews have switched sides, joining the anti-government protesters in the East. Activists place a Russian flag on one of them.

Permalink Edward Snowden: Here's how we take back the Internet

TED

Appearing by telepresence robot, Edward Snowden speaks at TED2014 about surveillance and Internet freedom. The right to data privacy, he suggests, is not a partisan issue, but requires a fundamental rethink of the role of the internet in our lives — and the laws that protect it. "Your rights matter," he say, "because you never know when you're going to need them." Chris Anderson interviews, with special guest Tim Berners-Lee.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.
Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate

04/13/14

Permalink Gerald Celente: Banker Suicides the Prequel to Global Collapse

NextNewsNetwork

Gerald Celente: Banker Suicides Prequel to Global Collapse - The onset of the great depression of the 1930's brought a spike in banker suicides, Will Rogers noted of the time, "When Wall Street took that tail spin, you had to stand in line to get a window to jump out of, and speculators were selling space for bodies in the East River."

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  • The People Can Defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    Time to end the failed experiment with rigged corporate trade and put in place fair trade for the people and planet before profits. Corporate trade negatively affects labor, environment, internet freedom, healthcare, food sovereignty, immigrant’s rights, and banking regulations. Rodrigo Contreras, Chile's lead TPP negotiator quit to warn people of how big financial institutions will dominate their governments and “will become a threat for our countries: It will restrict our development options in health and education, in biological and cultural diversity, and in the design of public policies and the transformation of our economies. Mass protest against rigged corporate trade agreements can end the experiment in trade that puts profits ahead of the people and planet. To get involved in the campaign to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership visit: http://www.flushthetpp.org

  • Tell Congress: No War in Syria!

    His war plans were delayed. They're not deterred. They're not halted. No nation may attack another except in self-defense. It can only do so when the Security Council acts. It has final say. Syria's government had nothing to do with August 21's chemical weapons attack. Obama, Kerry and other administration officials know it. Obama's on track for more war. He plans lawless aggression. He does so based on lies. All wars are based on them. This time's no different. Waging war on Syria constitutes lawless aggression. International law is clear and unequivocal. Contact congress and tell them to vote against this illegal and unjust war in Syria.


  • The Politics of Empire: The US, Israel and the Middle East by James Petras

    This book provides a unique conception of US empire building, linking overseas expansion with 1) the growth of a police state and declining living standards; 2) advanced technologically driven global spying on adversaries and allies with declining economic competitiveness and military defeats; 3) large scale, long term commitments of economic and military resources to wars in the Middle East to the detriment of major corporate interests, but for the benefit of a pariah state, Israel; and 4) the power of a foreign state (Israel) over US policy via its domestic pro-Zionist power configuration. The interplay of these four specific features of US empire building has no past or present precedent among imperial states. Because of Israeli-Zionist influence on US imperial policy, the main targets and objectives of imperial wars are located in the Middle East. The objectives of Israeli and Zionist- influenced US policy in the Middle East is to enhance Israeli regional power and the dispossession of the Palestinian people. The trillion dollar cost of US wars for Israel, however, has alienated the vast majority of US society and driven a wedge between the political elite backing new wars for Israel, and the public prioritizing of domestic economic welfare..


  • Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity by Stephen Lendman

    Stephen Lendman strikes at the heart of collusion between Wall Street and government to protect the super rich and the powerful while driving ordinary Americans into a Third World ditch with: Unaffordable health care, unrepayable student debt, bankrupt cities, money printing madness, trillion dollar tax havens, IMF financial terrorism, the austerity hoax, banksters’ market-rigging thievery and more. And the domestic police, media and legislative repression that is set up to keep it all in place. One morning, the people of Cypress awoke to find their bank accounts pilfered because of a declared "National economic emergency", Think it can't happen here? Congress, that bastion of lobbyists largesse, recently quietly passed legislation that will make that very kind of national robbery an easier theft to pull off. Read ‘Banker Occupation: Waging Financial War on Humanity’, or be a victim of the next bankers heist.


  • Green is the New Red: An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege by Will Potter

    By reading this book you will learn exactly how and why the meme of "eco-terrorism" was schemed up and sold to the public by the government even though it twists the customary definition of terrorism well beyond reason. It's a tightly woven, 250-page narrative (not including its comprehensive bibliography, index and acknowledgements) that, along with analyzing the legislation and court cases, offers an inside look at some of the more daring actions carried out by environmental and animal rights activists. Potter also describes his own experience with the Green Scare, when in 2002 FBI agents sought to intimidate him for distributing leaflets in a Chicago suburb, near the home of an executive with March Inc., an insurance company for Huntington Life Sciences, the animal testing lab. FBI agents visited his home in Chicago and told him they'd put him on a "domestic terrorist list" if he didn't provide information about the people who were leafleting with him. Potter refused to provide the FBI agents with any information, but the encounter spooked him. And yet, it also opened his eyes to the close relationship between the state apparatus and corporations.
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