by Stephen Lendman
On Sunday, Venezuelans voted. A follow-up article will discuss results. More on what's at stake below.
Last week, Venezuela's National Assembly (AN) passed Chavez's Second Socialist Plan 2013 - 2019.
It followed his National Project Simon Bolivar 2007 - 2013. It focused on ethics and morals. The new plan goes further. It aims to strengthen and expand existing programs.
It calls for greater participatory democracy. It focuses on grassroots control. It discusses serious unresolved problems.
It aims to take Bolivarianism to the next level. It's fair, ambitious and realistic. It states in part:
"This is a program for the transition to socialism and the radicalization of a pre-eminent and participatory democracy."
by Stephen Lendman
US and other Western officials do it openly. They're doing it lawlessly. They're violating international law.
UN Charter Article 2(7) states:
"Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter."
Under no circumstances may one nation, or combination thereof, intervene against another without Security Council authorization.
Article 8 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention of Rights and Duties says: "No state has the right to intervene in the internal or external affairs of another."
by Stephen Lendman
Mainstream praise is unanimous. It ignores reality. It got short shrift. It reinvents Mandela's disturbing legacy. It turned a Thatcherite into a saint. A previous article discussed it.
Editorials, commentaries, and feature articles read like bad fiction. Tributes are overwhelming. They reflect coverup and denial.
The true measure of Mandela is hidden from sight. It's willfully ignored. Illusion replaced it.
Obama issued a disingenuous statement. He called Mandela "a man who took history in his hand, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice."
"We will not likely see the likes of Nelson Mandela again."
The people of the United States were subject to a deliberate deception by the Obama administration concerning the use of chemical weapons in Damascus, Syria on August 21 according to leading investigative reporter Seymour M. Hersh. No stranger to big stories, Hersh has a successful track record of books and articles based on sources deep in the United States intelligence community.
The article, Whose Sarin, was published in the London Review of Books on Sunday. If we believe Hersh and his sources, the pattern of deliberate lies is so pervasive, there is no reason to believe much of what we hear from the Obama administration without independent verification.
The Core Case for Deception
Hersh begins by stating that we didn't get the whole story from the administration when the president and Secretary of State John Kerry blamed the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria for the chemical weapons attacks. The administration "omitted important intelligence" and "failed to acknowledge" that the Syrian rebels, the Al-Qaeda aligned Al Nusra group in particular, had chemical weapons capabilities.
Of all the points Hersh makes, the most devastating is in the opening of the article. He reports:
by Stephen Lendman
On December 5, the Washington Post broke the story. It headlined "NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden documents show."
Doing so enables tracking individual movements. It maps their relationships. It does it in "previously unimaginable" ways.
NSA maintains a vast database. It's called FASCIA. It "stores information (on) locations of at least hundreds of millions of devicesâ€¦"
New efforts analyze data collected. Doing so reflects mass global surveillance. NSA claims it doesn't target Americans willfully. It lied saying so.
"Incidental" whereabouts alone are tracked, it claims. WaPo said the term "connotes a foreseeable but not deliberate result."
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra: dissolution of parliament called for election amid protests in Bangkok. “ Many people opposed to the government from many groups, best way is to give back power to the Thai people, hold an election,” “So the Thai people will decide.”
French troops captured Bossangoa in the Central African Republic (CAR), press ahead with military operations. United Nations Security Council resolution: African Union, France go-ahead to send troops to CAR. Many mineral resources, gold, diamond, country is extremely poor, series of rebellions, coups.
Rep. Matt Cartwright (D., Penn.): Americans losing their insurance under Obamacare “a good thing,” MSNBC Live Friday. Those losing insurance will ultimately benefit from that happening. I think is a good thing, because what we’re up to here is we are strengthening the health care system in this country.”
Operator of the disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant: radioactive materials detected, topped 36,000 times the permissible level in underground water extracted in the area. TEPCO: radioactive levels in seawater within the harbor around the plant do not show any major change.
U.S. oil company Chevron suspended exploration for shale gas in Romania, hundreds of anti-fracking protesters tore down fences. Hundreds of riot police couldn't prevent residents from demolishing fences and breaking into the site. Dozens detained, 14 charged with destruction of property, carrying knives.
Prompted by Fukushima, robots that can respond in natural or man-made disaster. Perform search-and-rescue, crisis response tasks: drive utility vehicle, traverse complex obstacles, remove debris from an entry, open doors, climb a ladder, locate, close valves, connect a hose, use tools.
1 Infinite Loop have placed tracking devices called beacons in their stores in order to offer a new kind of shopping experience. These beacons communicate with your phone via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology in order to offer you appropriate promotions, advertisements, and other information.
Ability to secretly activate a computer's camera "without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording. FBI's Operational Technology Division: spy laptop recording is "mainly" used in terrorism cases or the "most serious" of criminal investigations.
RT’s Lucy Kafanov: Hundreds of protesters broke into a Chevron site after the US oil giant resumed search for shale gas in Romania. Clashes ensued as riot police started streaming in. Protesters chanted “Chevron go home. Situation escalated, surrounding perimeter fences taken down."
Ukraine’s opposition hopes to bring one million protesters to the streets of Kiev o Sunday to put pressure on President Viktor Yanukovych after his refusal to sign European integration deal. Opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko: We want to send a message that we don't want to live in a police state.
Anti-regime protesters in Bahrain staged a mass demonstration ahead of an international forum on Middle East security to be held in the capital city. Banner: "Why do you support democracy for people of other countries and not in Bahrain?." Protest against crackdown on opposition activists.
US National Security Agency collects cellphone location data from around the world under a 1981 executive order signed by former president Ronald Reagan. Congress never authorized Executive Order 12333. NSA agents can find cellphones anywhere in the world, trace their movements.
Press TV: The Gaza Strip remains without electricity and fuel for the upcoming winter as the Israeli regime steps up the pressure on the Palestinians. Only six hours of electricity per day, no gas makes Gaza’s homes cold. Past few months, electricity rationed, blackouts increased during rain.
Egyptian police have arrested dozens of anti-coup protesters and fired teargas at thousands of Muslim Brotherhood activists and their supporters, demanding the reinstatement of ousted President Mohamed Morsi. anti-coup protesters staged demonstrations in the capital Cairo and several other cities.
Swiss scientist Hans Hertel did independent research on microwave cooking once banned from publication by a court gag order demanded by an industry association. Told to recant or be arrested. Molecules are Agitated and Damaged. direct damage to cell walls and genes from microwaves.
Washington-based church in Olympia facing government attack after handing out more than 5,000 meals per month for the last two years. group known as ‘Crazy Faith Ministries’ has been hit with a bureaucratic siege of red tape for handing out the thousands of meals via a public parking lot.
Georgia’s Republican insurance commissioner Ralph Hudgens told a group of Republican women in November that having a pre-existing condition like breast cancer or asthma is like being at fault in a car accident and that insurance companies should rightfully be reluctant to cover you.
National Republican Congressional Committee is offering tutorials to staffers of men up for election next year on how not to offend women. House Speaker John Boehner: “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be.”
Snowden:Sweden has provided the US with "unique" intelligence on Russia's leadership. US National Security Agency (NSA) sees Sweden's signals intelligence agency, FRA, as a "leading partner" in the surveillance of telecom and Internet traffic, particularly from Russia.
An unarmed, man shot at by the police as he was lurching around traffic near Times Square in September has been charged with assault, on the theory that he was responsible for bullet wounds suffered by two bystanders. Police opened fire, missing Mr. Broadnax, but hitting two nearby women.
Moroccan parliament held a hearing into the industrial, medical benefits of marijuana. First steps at legalizing the plant. According to the UN, Morocco is responsible for 42 percent of the world supply of marijuana. Legalizing could boost exports, sales estimated at $10 billion. Important economic resource.
Official figures show rising house prices in London and the south-east has have sparked a sharp jump in the number of homeless people. More than two-thirds of these homeless families had children or pregnant women. Soaring prices, cuts to housing benefit are pushing people into homelessness
Fast-food workers took to the streets to demand higher minimum wages in hundreds of American cities. Federal minimum wage of $7.25 too low, workers demand the wage to be raised to $15 an hour. Walmart workers protests on Black Friday at 1,500 US stores.
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Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R): Climate change could have economic benefit to Maine. “Everybody looks at the negative effects of global warming, but with the ice melting, the Northern Passage has opened up. “So maybe, instead of being at the end of the pipeline, we’re at the beginning of a new pipeline.”
The new head of Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection doesn’t think the environment needs to be protected from climate change. Conceded that he believed climate change exists, but still didn’t think it posed a major risk.
Reporter, a fit young man in his early twenties, expected to walk11 miles in a 10-hour shift, and find an item every 33 seconds. Meeting his targets sometimes required running. His exhaustion was obvious. “I've never done a job like this before the pressure is unbelievable.”
A Georgia electric car owner was charged with theft after plugging his vehicle into a school’s power supply. Kaveh Kamooneh said he charged his Nissan Leaf for about 20 minutes one Saturday last month while his 11-year-old son played tennis.
Kuala Lumpur Tribunal:“The Tribunal is satisfied, beyond reasonable doubt, that the first defendant, (General) Amos Yaron, is guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide, and the second defendant, the State of Israel, is guilty of genocide. First-ever Tribunal to prosecute Israel for genocide.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden opened visit to China urging young Chinese students to challenge government, teachers and religious leaders. “Children in America are rewarded not punished for challenging the status quo.” “The way you make something new is to break the mold of what was old.”
Parents from Washington state’s Puyallup School District successfully ended the implementation of palm-scanners this week after attempts to push the system without parental approval backfired. devices, which use infrared technology to map vein patterns in students’ palms,
Bill would grant agencies which no longer exist power to classify secrets. Secrecy law would allow government ministries to declare anything they want classified. Governmen Official: anyone who questions the bill, likened any such challenge “an act of terrorism.”
UK company has created a system that can stop vehicles at the press of a button.RF Safe-Stop system uses blasts of electromagnetic pulses to remotely shut off any car engines targeted by the device. Could also be used to stop the engines in boats because it can be triggered up to 165ft away.
Royal Veterinary College researchers have successfully engineered "designer sperm" for customizing humans. Patent describes genetic shopping: Couples stipulate desired characteristics, there are actual checkboxes, system computes which matches of sperm and egg would produce the desired outcome.
Shreveport-area town near natural gas drilling sites, has having issues with their water.Could ignite the water coming out of the faucet. Say the fault lies with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, which operates in the area, for leaking methane into their wells. Started once they started drilling wells.
five Port Authority toll increases passed since 2011. Many truckers are upset over the toll increase. Tolls were created so that those who use the road pay to fix it,“Where’s the money going? increase is causing small businesses to pay a business tax to do business in New York and New Jersey.
US Navy military capability in the Arctic has worried Russian President Vladimir Putin, ordered his armed forces to increase their presence in the region. U. S. has nuclear-armed submarines in the Arctic. Large oil, gas reserves in the Arctic.
Some companies pay nothing at all despite reporting billions of dollars in profits. So many loopholes and tax perks that the US tax code now runs to 73,954 pages. Corporate profits as a share of our economy are at 65-year highs, while corporate taxes as a share of the economy are near 65-year lows.
The French National Assembly has adopted a bill allowing authorities to monitor and collect internet user data without judicial approval, with critics saying it goes “against the principles of democracy.” Under current French laws, authorities must apply for a warrant in order to access such information.
An Iranian aerospace official says the country plans to launch two indigenously designed and manufactured satellites into orbit by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2014). The satellite has Global Positioning System (GPS) will capture images with a high degree of accuracy.
UN Humanitarian News Agency: Israel is destroying “all essential services, hospitals, clinics, sewage, water pumping stations.” Israeli blockade of Gaza Strip crippled Gaza’s main power plant. The power outage wrecked Gaza’s waste water treatment system, flooded the streets with raw sewage,”
Banks involved are UBS, RBS, Deutsche Bank, Citigroup and JP Morgan settlement involved Barclays, Deutsche Bank, RBS and Société Générale. Three banks and one broker not ready to settle Crédit Agricole, HSBC, JP Morgan, money broker Icap. Collusion between banks.
A surge in the number of people requiring emergency food aid, a decrease in the amount of calories consumed by British families, and a doubling of the number of malnutrition cases seen at English hospitals. Austerity and welfare cuts are adding to the problem, rise in the use of food banks.
Third of the country’s half-million bank tellers rely on public assistance. $105 million food stamps, $250 million earned income tax credit, $534 million Medicaid Children’s Health Insurance Program. Wealthiest most powerful industry in the world, and it’s substantially subsidized by our tax dollars.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA):supports increasing sanctions on Iran, doing so would violate the terms of the P5+1 agreement. I don’t think war is inevitable but if you have to hit Iran, you don’t put boots on the ground, do it with nuclear devices with a massive aerial bombardment campaign.
You don’t need to be one of the 15 million people in the US with this disease. Up to 90% of all diabetes type 2 (also called adult onset or non-insulin dependent diabetes) is caused by poor diet, lack of physical fitness, and lifestyle choices. You can “cure” yourself.
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger defended his decision to publish a series of articles of secret files of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Rusbridger also told lawmakers that the Guardian had thus far published only 1 percent of the roughly 58,000 Snowden files it had received.
Computer scientists have developed a malware that uses inaudible audio signals to covertly transmit keystrokes and other sensitive data even when infected machines have no network connection. Able to transmit passwords and other small amounts of data from distances of almost 65 feet.
Officers will interrogate individuals or searched directly through speakers and microphones installed in the drones. Can be capable of neutralizing on-site suspects electric shock, blinding or paralysing gases". "The possibilities are endless, no lethal weapons, intended for the moment."
Tens of thousands of retirees living off of pensions will see an 80% obliteration of the retirement funds. Most of those affected assumed the government would simply find a way to borrow more money or fabricate it out of thin air. They were wrong and now they are paying the price.
After exploring the Caribbean, Columbus returned to the island of Hispaniola in 1498, known today as the Dominican Republic and Haiti. He had left his brothers Diego and Bartholomew in charge and according to Columbus, conditions had deteriorated in his absence. He decided to increase the terror campaign against the Taino people, ruling with excessive cruelty, causing resentment from the colonists and local indian chiefs alike. Complaints of his brutality reached the Spanish monarchs and in 1500 a Chief Justice was dispatched to bring him and his brothers back to Spain in chains. But Columbus was soon forgiven for his atrocities and granted a fourth and final expedition back to the island of Hispaniola. Upon his arrival Columbus conducted an unparalleled champagne of torture and mass murder. By the time he finally left the island in 1504, the Taino had been reduced from eight million down to 100,000, making Columbus the most prolific serial killer in history. He and his men committed some of the cruelest atrocities against another race ever recorded. Columbus used any pretext as an excuse to kill and torture. Those poor souls who could not pay tribute to him had their hands cut off and were left to bleed to death. Columbus was documented by the chronicles of Las Casas, know as Brev’sima relaci-n, to have partaken in mass hangings, roasting people on spits, burnings at the stake, and hacking young children to death as punishment for the most minor of crimes. He and his men massacred the natives, sometimes hundreds at a time for sport, making bets on who could split a man in two, or cut a head off in one blow. By 1542 there were only 200 Taino remaining on the island and soon afterwords they were considered extinct. The truth about Christopher Columbus - Video
2 weeks after Fukushima government responded by trying to raise acceptable radiation levels. Radiation released on daily basis from Fukushima .Radiation showing up in fish on West Coast of U. S. 75 percent U.S. nuclear sites leaked radioactive tritium. U.S. allows Fukushima seafood sold in U.S. So many new leaks that even the mainstream press is starting to admit that Fukushima was never fixed.
We mustn't forget that some of greatest murderers of modern times were Jewish... An Israeli student finishes high school without ever hearing the name "Genrikh Yagoda," the greatest Jewish murderer of the 20th Century, the GPU's deputy commander and the founder and commander of the NKVD. Yagoda diligently implemented Stalin's collectivization orders and is responsible for the deaths of at least 10 million people. His Jewish deputies established and managed the Gulag system.
In the private prison industry, longer sentences earn more money from state. Ciavarella received millions of dollars in bribes for condemning minors to maximum sentences. Convicted of 12 counts racketeering, money laundering, mail fraud, tax evasion. Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned 4,000 convictions. According to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, over 5,000 young men and women were unjustly sentenced to prison and denied their constitutional rights. corruption within the prison system, driven by private prisons seeking profits by any means necessary.
"Why, is somebody going to be mean to me or something?" She smiles. "Oh, yeah."... They need you to work as fast as possible to push out as much as they can as fast as they can. So they're gonna give you goals, and then you know what? If you make those goals, they're gonna increase the goals. But they'll be yelling at you all the time. It's like the military. They have to break you down so they can turn you into what they want you to be. So they're going to tell you, 'You're not good enough, you're not good enough, you're not good enough,' to make you work harder. Don't say, 'This is the best I can do.' Say, 'I'll try,' even if you know you can't do it. Because if you say, 'This is the best I can do,' they'll let you go. They hire and fire constantly, every day. You'll see people dropping all around you. But don't take it personally and break down or start crying when they yell at you."
Ellen Brown, founder of WebofDebt.com, thinks so-called 'bail-ins' are coming. Depositors' money will be legally taken. Brown says, "That's the big disaster that's coming. Probably one of these big derivative banks will go bankrupt . . . the derivative players will get first dibs. They'll grab all the deposits, and there won't be anything left." Join Greg Hunter as he goes One-on-One with author and journalist Ellen Brown. GMO Food Laced with Weed Killer and Bail-ins-Ellen Brown | Monsanto, the TPP, and Global Food Dominance
from Nadeem Walayat MarketOracleTV
The middle east is soaked in blood, religious End Time prophecies and is fast gathering the means to bring about Armageddon as several more states are on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons capabilities. The Drone war over Pakistan is encouraging stronger alliances with fellow Sunni states such as Saudi Arabia that is reported to have several Pakistani nuclear weapons on order and ready to be dispatched on request to counter both Israeli and Iranian threats, that itself despite much propaganda is engaged in a nuclear weapons programme to rival that of both Pakistan and Israel (120 nuclear weapons each). The region appears to be counting down towards Armageddon when the region and its prophecies will be vaporised for eternity. http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article43249.html
Anonymous hacker, Jeremy Hammond was sentenced to 120 months in federal detention on Nov. 15. Among those in the crowded Lower Manhattan courtroom watching the proceedings were author Christopher Hedges and Laura Flanders of GRITtv. Hedges had this to say about the verdict and what he sees as presiding judge Loretta Preska's conflict of interest.
In this video I expose the obvious contradictions intrinsic to Jewish progressive thoughts as explored by Paul Jay and Max Blumenthal. We are dealing here with nothing short of controlled opposition.
On Wednesday evening, Nov. 13th, a debate was held on the issue of our country’s use of drones abroad for targeted killing purposes. Law Professor Jonathan Turley said that with respect to this issue that “President Barack Obama is at war with the rule of law.” He added that this White House has created “an imperial presidency.” Turley’s opponent, Professor Gregory McNeal, defended the administration’s position. His arguments can be found at “Gregory S. McNeal,” at: http://gsmcneal.com The event was held on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. To learn more about this controversial issue, go to “Human Rights Working Group at JHU,” at: https://www.facebook.com/events/459066010880279/; “Rolling Stone Politics,” at: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-rise-of-the-killer-drones-how-america-goes-to-war-in-secret-20120416; and, activist Medea Benjamin’s excellent book, “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control,” at: http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/drone-warfare/
"Law Professor Jonathan Turley at JHU" ©Bill Hughes
Israel Attacks Syria and Gaza
by Stephen Lendman
IPCC warns not to stop chemtrails, aka 'solar radiation management'
By Rady Ananda
The Decline of the US (and Everyone Else …)
Fukushima - A Global Threat That Requires a Global Response
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers
Zionist Crimes Against The Jews
By Dr. Elias Akleh
FUKUSHIMA IS HERE TO STAY
Allen L Roland
Arranging the Deck Chairs While Death Comes from Japan
By Timothy V. Gatto
Kristallnacht 75th Anniversary: What Really Happened in Nazi Germany?
By Katherine Smith, PhD
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
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.
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