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Oct 14 15:06

New Horizon Conference: Meeting of Minds in Tehran

The 2nd conference “New Horizon: the International Conference of Independent Thinkers” was held in Tehran, September 29–October 1 2014, including over 30 journalists, writers and academics from around the world presenting papers and arguing issues of world geopolitics, with a focus on the Middle East.

Contrary to the shrill cries in the western media that the conference was anti-Semitic, it was unique in my experience in addressing Zionism and US imperialism forthrightly and intelligently, without a hint of racism. The issue of anti-Semitism was addressed and dismissed, as “There is no issue with Jewish people or the Jewish religion,” explained Darya-Bandari, “but rather with Zionism, that secular distortion of Judaism that itself is racist, and has been used as a pretext to dispossess and kill Palestinians.”

Oct 14 15:02

Pepe Escobar: What’s the deal between Iran and the US?

I’ve just spent a frantic week in Tehran as a guest of the New Horizon conference of Independent Thinkers. Here is some of what I’ve witnessed.
Three overarching themes monopolize all important discussions in Tehran at this critical historical juncture:

1) the real possibility of a nuclear deal with the P5+1 on November 24;
2) the end of sanctions and the possibility of Iran soon starting to supply the EU with loads of natural gas;
3) the fight against ISIS/ISIL, which Iranians, as much as the Arab street, refer to as Daesh.

I was quite moved by the profound respect shown to Gareth’s investigative work in Tehran, in contrast to the thunderous wall of silence that greeted his book in the US. Call it yet another reflection of the 35-year old “wilderness of mirrors” – or Wall of Mistrust – opposing Washington to Tehran.

Oct 14 14:11

'RIPA should not be used to interfere with normal activities of journalists,' Blunkett tells MPs

Police should not use eavesdropping powers to interfere with the work of journalists, former home secretary David Blunkett - who first implemented the measures - has told an influential parliamentary committee.

The need for an overhaul of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act was "obvious", said Blunkett.

Oct 14 13:40

UK watchdog condemns undercover policing

The UK’s police watchdog has condemned the force’s undercover operations, as a majority of undercover officers are working “off the books” and not on a national database.

Oct 14 13:21

The UK House of Commons’ Palestine vote: a well meant but futile gesture

Alan Hart explains why the two-state solution to the Palestine-Israel conflict – the premise on which British lawmakers voted in favour of recognising a Palestinian state – is no longer possible.

Oct 14 13:20

British Parliament Votes Overwhelmingly to Recognize Palestinian State

In a historic move, the British Parliament voted overwhelmingly tonight, 274-12, to recognize a Palestinian state.

#MPs vote 274 to 12 to approve amended motion that Govt recognise #Palestine state alongside #Israel as part of negotiated 2 state solution

Oct 14 10:28

Undercover policing culture denounced by UK watchdog

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) warns stringent reform is required in the UK’s undercover policing. Citing senior officers' lack of expertise as unacceptable, the watchdog’s report calls for a radical overhaul of the sector.

The HMIC’s review, which evaluated the control of Britain’s undercover police officials, was sanctioned by Home Secretary Theresa May.

Oct 14 09:50

Hillsborough: Police lied about Liverpool fans stealing

Police lied about Liverpool football fans in the wake of the Hillsborough football disaster, an inquest has heard.

Former officers gave evidence to inquests into the deaths of 96 fans who died after a crush at the Sheffield stadium in 1989.

South Yorkshire Police inspector Gordon Sykes was on duty at Hillsborough on the day of the disaster.

Oct 14 07:47

UK decision to recognize Palestine angers Israel

Israel has expressed anger at the British parliament’s vote in favor of recognizing the state of Palestine.

Oct 14 07:13

Israel condemns UK parliament's Palestine recognition vote

Israel has criticised a vote by British lawmakers to recognise Palestine as a state. The motion was passed in a historic vote by a majority of 274 to just 12.

Though the move is not expected to change government policy, Israel expressed its concern on Tuesday that the move could "undermine peace prospects."

Oct 14 03:14

Disability firm chief nets £1m bonus

The chief executive of a company operating a charitable scheme that provides cars for the disabled was paid more than £1m in bonuses and benefits last year on top of his basic salary.

Oct 14 02:29

The British vote to recognise Palestine won’t change a complex reality

The British vote in parliament recognising a Palestinian state alongside Israel is seen by many as a landmark moment in British policy on the Palestinian question. The vote comes shortly after Sweden’s newly elected prime minister, Stefan Löfven, expressed his readiness to recognise the state of Palestine. But Sweden’s gesture is the more significant one, since Britain’s Conservative-led government has made it abundantly clear that the parliamentary vote will not change its position on the Israel-Palestine issue.

Britain’s current position is that it would recognise a Palestinian state if it helped the peace process. Would it? Certainly, many on Israel’s left appear to think it will advance the prospect of a two-state solution. Former Israeli diplomats and members of Knesset were among the 363 Israelis who signed a letter encouraging British MPs to vote to recognise Palestine.

Oct 13 14:19

U.K. parliament passes non-binding motion to recognize Palestinian state

In majority of 274-12, Parliament decides to support the motion calling for the recognition of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.

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Oct 13 14:07

Calais migrants: 'We're not wanted in France'

Thousands of migrants are camped out in the French port of Calais from where they will risk their lives to try to get to the UK. But why don't they want to stay in France?

Oct 13 14:00

Israeli lobby seeks to block UK parliament vote on Palestine

Efforts by the Israeli lobby in the UK and Britain’s Friends of Israel parliamentary groups, have recently gained momentum to block a motion to recognize Palestine as an independent state.

Oct 13 12:10

From WiFi to LiFi: start-up is poised to win $10m funding British start-up invents light bulb fitting capable of acting as a wireless network

A British hi-tech start-up has invented a light bulb fitting capable of acting as the equivalent of a wireless network in the home.

PureLiFi, a spin-out from Edinburgh University, is poised to announce new technology that can create a two-way high-speed connection using signals sent by LED lightbulbs for the first time.

The company’s creation has attracted the interest of a club of hi-tech investors who are close to agreeing a $10m (£6.2m) funding to help miniaturise and commercialise the system.

Oct 13 12:02

Ted Rall: Obama a “Reluctant Warrior,” My Ass

From Iraq to Afghanistan to Libya to now Iraq all over again, Barack Obama is as much of a “reluctant warrior” as Genghis Khan.

David Ignatius is to The Washington Post what Thomas Friedman is to The New York Times, the 50-yard line of the world as seen by political elites. Like Friedman (but minus the Mustachioed One’s tortured syntax and penchant for airport-to-Four-Seasons taxicab policy briefings), Ignatius mirrors the views of our wealthy, powerful and oblivious leaders at any given hour of the day.

Oct 13 11:58

Military called in to help sick as more than 400,000 NHS workers go on strike

Soldiers and the police were called in by the London Ambulance Service to help during the four hours walkout.

The strike involves several trade unions, including the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and was in response to a pay row.

It came as Jeremy Hunt claimed the Government "can't afford" what the NHS staff members were calling for.

The Health Secretary said some 14,000 people would be laid off if unions received the salary increase they were calling for.

Oct 13 11:34

Hypocrite Cameron blasted for courting tycoons, despite anti-lobbying bill

Top Tory politicians including Prime Minister David Cameron dined with billionaire donors, including big landowners, at a dinner that cost around £1,000 per head.

According to leaked documents seen by the Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ), representatives of big business rubbed shoulders with the senior politicians at the annual ‘black and white’ ball held in February.

Oct 13 08:49

Nuland Lands in Kiev as US-backed Regime Tools Up for War

The long overdue visit to Kiev this week by Victoria Nuland – Washington’s Ukraine hawk – carries the foreboding imprimatur of US-backed war escalation.

Kiev President Petro Poroshenko has flipped to a strident war rhetoric. In a televised appearance this week, the former industry tycoon had swapped his tie and suit for military uniform, and was warning that forces under his command were ready to use «modern fighting techniques».

Oct 13 07:05

Ex-ministers among Israeli figures urging UK MPs to recognize Palestine

Some 300 ex-diplomats, former ministers and activists sign letter supporting Labour lawmaker’s non-binding motion to be voted on Monday

Oct 13 07:02

Cameron to abstain from Palestine recognition vote

If U.K. lawmakers choose to vote in favor of motion recognizing Palestine, it won't change British foreign policy, PM's spokesman says.

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"Foreign policy is set by Israel, not by our own people and legislature; same system they have in the United States, and you might as well get used to it!" -- Number 9 3/4

Oct 13 06:24

500,000 NHS workers strike

Up to 500,000 NHS workers in England struck out four hours today, Monday, in the first national health strike over pay for 32 years.

Unison, GMB and Unite union members all walked out and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) struck for the first time in its 133-year history.

Oct 12 22:51

A Historic Vote on Palestine in the British Parliament

The idea of Israel is changing in the minds of its allies. It is no longer a cause. It is becoming heavy baggage.

This is not the effect of a larger Muslim community. All Britons today are more likely to be aware of the 14,000 settlements Israel approved during its nine month peace talks with the Palestinians; to wonder where a Palestinian state is going to go , with more than 600,000 settlers in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank; to acknowledge the insouciant racism of Israeli discourse about non-Jews; to recoil at the cost in Palestinian civilian lives of Israel’s definition of its own security.

Oct 12 22:27

Two Types of Virulent Anti-Semitism

Israel has long devoted major funding and great effort to deflecting blame for its policies and practices by raising the black flag of anti-Semitism to discredit responsible and deserved criticism.

As the Palestinian solidarity movement grows across the world, it is obvious that this form of hasbara (propaganda) is failing.

Oct 12 18:31

How 'Plod' can spy on YOUR phone...in just three clicks: Officers can access mobile phone and internet firms' mainframes

At the headquarters of every police force in Britain is a small office called the ‘Telecoms Intelligence Unit’ (TIU).

There, police officers can log in directly to the mainframe computers of three of four big mobile phone companies – Vodafone, Three and EE – as well as BT and internet service providers.

EE comprises the former networks Orange and T-Mobile, whose police interface was called Plod – an acronym for Police Liaison On-screen Database.

Armed with the required usernames and passwords, in a few keystrokes the officers can retrieve confidential data from anyone’s telephone or computer use within minutes.

Oct 12 18:27

UK aid 'doesn't boost freedom in poor nations': £12billion budget has 'no discernible impact' on developing countries

Fast-rising aid spending has done nothing to help the economic and political freedoms of people in the countries which benefit, a new analysis found yesterday.

It examined the progress of 28 countries which have had a share of the aid financed by British taxpayers and found that the money ‘does not have any discernible impact on freedom in developing countries’.

It found that twice as many countries lost freedoms after receiving British aid than improved the political and human rights conditions for their citizens.

Oct 12 18:25

Top bosses’ pay soars 20% while staff feel the squeeze: Boardroom executives at FTSE100 companies now earn average of £2.4million

Boardroom executives at FTSE100 companies pocketed huge bonuses, according to a survey published today by pay research group Incomes Data Services (IDS).

These helped push their average total earnings to £2.4million – 21 per cent higher than last year. The staggering sum is almost 100 times higher than the national average wage of £26,500 per annum.

Oct 12 18:24

HMRC’s tax clampdown... on ordinary workers: Number of court cases up by almost a third but taxman is still accused of letting corporate giants off the hook

The number of court cases HMRC has brought for illegal tax evasion last year rose by almost a third, figures today show.

But the revenue has been accused of ‘hypocrisy’ for allowing multinational corporations to pay tiny tax bills, while hammering individuals and small firms.

Oct 12 13:33

Which way will the UK Parliament jump when it votes on Palestinian recognition?

Stuart Littlewood looks at how Israel’s flag wavers in the lower chamber of the British parliament are rallying their forces to thwart a motion to unilaterally recognise the state of Palestine.

Oct 12 13:24

Edward Snowden: State surveillance in Britain beyond anything seen in the US

The UK authorities are operating a surveillance system where “anything goes” and their interceptions are more intrusive to people’s privacy than has been seen in the US, Edward Snowden said.

Speaking via Skype at the Observer Ideas festival, held in central London, the whistleblower and former National Security Agency specialist, said there were “really no limits” to the GCHQ’s surveillance capabilities.

Oct 12 11:12

David Cameron ‘playing fast and loose’ with constitution

David Cameron is playing fast and loose with the UK constitution, the former prime minister Gordon Brown has said as he warned the Conservatives were wrong to suggest that Scotland should be 100%-responsible for its own income tax revenues.

Oct 12 08:55

Ukip support surges to 25 per cent as defector brands Tories 'defunct'

A STUNNING new poll has found that one in four Britons back Ukip - enough for the party to take over 100 MPs and the Tories needing to do a deal next year.

Support for Nigel Farage’s party has soared to an all-time high of 25 per cent in a nationwide poll released today.

The dramatic findings suggest Ukip could take as many as 128 seats at the General Election next May and raise the possibility of Ed Miliband snatching the keys to Number 10.

**Keep voting Independent guys... We're rattling the door keys of 10 Downing Street here.

Oct 12 08:46

Lady Warsi: MPs must show way in Palestine vote

Two months after resigning over the government’s “morally indefensible” stance on Gaza, Lady Warsi has called on MPs to lead by example and recognise the state of Palestine in a potentially historic vote on Monday.

In a withering critique of British foreign policy towards the Middle East, Warsi said the government had abdicated responsibility for driving the peace process and its diplomatic channels with Israel counted “for nothing”.

“There is a lack of political will and our moral compass is missing,” the former Foreign Office minister told the Observer. “There are no negotiations, there is no show in town. Somehow we have to breathe new life into these negotiations, and one of the ways we can do that is by recognising the state of Palestine.”

Oct 12 07:20

Britain will run out of electricity unless it axes green target, warns ex-Minister

Former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson will this week deliver a stark warning – that Britain will 'run out of electricity' unless it abandons its main green energy target.

Mr Paterson, who was sacked from the Cabinet in this summer's reshuffle, will argue in a lecture that the target enshrined in the Climate Change Act – which binds the UK to reducing emissions by 80 per cent by 2050 – is unaffordable.

He will go on to say that the current energy policy is a 'slave to flawed climate action', and warn that 'in the short and medium term costs to consumers will rise dramatically'.

Oct 11 14:16

Judeo-American imperium manipulates Canada into farcical ISIS quagmire

Like a blind mule,Canada has been led by the nose into nearly all of America’s militarist incursions in the Middle East and everywhere else the US imperium decides to plant its seed of destruction. Canadian troops, like their American and European counterparts, are essentially globalist cannon fodder, shipped halfway across the planet to fight unwinnable wars against bogus enemies manufactured in the propaganda caverns of the Pentagon.

On October 7 the Canadian parliament, effectively operating under the Stalinist dictatorship of Stephen Harper’s Neoconservative Party, voted to join the farcical US-led anti-ISIS campaign in Iraq and Syria.

Oct 11 09:22

Arrested For Sending A Tweet

A Bahrain human rights activist currently awaiting trial has told HuffPost the British government bear some of the blame for allowing the repressive Bahraini authorities to crush the country's democracy movement.

Nabeel Rajab, president of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, had been in prison for two years for his part in the Arab Spring uprisings in Bahrain.

Oct 11 08:28

The Tories Don't Understand Human Rights

Forced to abandon NHS bashing for the sake of the election, David Cameron needed to feed the right some red meat. He chose the European Convention on Human Rights, promising to repeal the Human Rights Act, which allows English judges to incorporate the dicta of the Strasbourg court into their rulings, and allow Parliament to ignore the European Court of Human Rights. This is more than simply wrong; it shows a fundamental failure to understand of the role human rights play in international law and politics.

Oct 11 07:56

British doctors and soldiers will not be guaranteed return to UK if they contract Ebola

British doctors, nurses and soldiers sent to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will not automatically be brought back to the UK for treatment if they are infected with the virus.

A total of 750 British troops are being sent to Sierra Leone to tackle the Ebola outbreak, along with hundreds of NHS volunteers who responded to an appeal from the Chief Medical Officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies.

Oct 11 02:41

State pension pot 'will be empty within year'

CASH reserves which pay out pensions will run dry next year, new research has warned.

A ‘serious flaw’ in the National Insurance fund will leave the Government short of money for pensioners within 12 months and the Treasury will be forced to raid income tax receipts to ensure old-age payouts continue, according to think-tank the Centre for Policy Studies.

Michael Johnson, the academic who wrote the report, described the state pension as “unsustainable”.

Oct 10 22:19

Is this Palestine’s last chance?

Ever since I began taking an interest in the Palestinians’ struggle – nearly ten years ago – those brave people have been cursed with rubbish leadership that has taken them steadily backwards instead of forwards… leadership that studiously ignores Palestine’s friends outside, fails its people inside and allows its territory and resources to dwindle.

The words “unity government” are on everyone’s lips. But is it really a good idea for Palestinians to unite under the likes of Abbas and his cockeyed, lazy PLO? Where are the alternative leaders hiding?

Please don’t tell us there aren’t any.

Oct 10 07:56

An Election In A Tiny English Town Is An Ominous Sign That Europe Is Coming Apart

Last night, a small British nationalist party won its first seat in England's parliament.

In the tiny seaside town of Clacton, UKIP (The UK Independence Party) — a rising anti-EU party — scored a decisive win.

Oct 08 06:31

Britain's fracking trespass law flouts UK citizens’ democratic rights – Naomi Klein

Recent legislative changes, which enable fracking firms to drill beneath UK citizens’ land without their permission, flout Britons’ fundamental democratic rights, author and activist Naomi Klein warns.

Speaking at an event chaired by Guardian columnist Owen Jones on Monday evening, Klein emphasized that the British government’s recent overhaul of trespass laws – orchestrated to make it quicker and easier for fracking firms to drill beneath Britons’ land – was fuelling nationwide resistance.

Speaking to an audience in London, the Canadian writer and campaigner said an underlying factor driving the anti-fracking movement was the necessity to defend democracy.

Oct 08 06:30

Anti-terror police powers used against journalists denounced by UK Lord

Britain’s former Lord Chancellor has condemned police deployment of snooping legislation to gain access to private journalistic records. A senior police official conceded on Tuesday the force's powers to uncover journalists’ sources require revision.

Oct 07 12:18

Michael Bloomberg knighted by the Queen - just don't call him Sir Mike

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire philanthropist and former mayor of New York, has been made an honorary knight by the Queen.

The 72-year-old American was knighted in honour of his "prodigious entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavours", the British embassy announced.

Mr Bloomberg, a well-known Anglophile with a £12 million house in Knightsbridge's Cadogan Square, will not be able to style himself "Sir Mike" because he is not a British citizen.

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How about 'Sir Asshole?"

Technically, he can be called "Sir Michael" while on British soil. Good reason for him to move there.

Oct 07 06:52

British Parliament To Vote on Recognizing State of Palestine

British lawmakers will next week hold a symbolic parliamentary vote on whether the government should recognize Palestine as a state, a move unlikely to shift official policy but designed to raise the political profile of the issue.

Oct 06 09:47

Hundreds Rally in London against British Airstrikes

Hundreds of activists rallied against Britain’s involvement in airstrikes against the ISIL in Iraq and Syria on Saturday. Protesters marched through central London holding banners and chanting "Hands off the Middle East, No justice, No peace," and anti-war slogans.

Oct 06 08:39

Farmers fear fracking could spell financial ruin

Farmers fear they could face financial ruin from government plans to allow fracking beneath their land without compensation, the National Farmers' Union has warned.

Ministers pushing for shale gas exploration cannot take the support of rural communities for granted and are turning farmers against the process by appearing to brush side their concerns, it warned.

The Government is pressing ahead with new laws that would strip people of power to block fracking beneath their property or land. It has insisted no compensation will be paid to individual home and landowners, because they should not be affected by the gas or oil extraction deep beneath them.

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As reported at nyagainstfracking.org:

As the State rapidly approaches the deadline to decide whether to allow fracking to go forward in New York, residents from across Pennsylvania came forward to tell legislators their stories. New Yorkers Against Fracking also released an ad, which will initially run in the Albany and New York City markets highlighting stories of dead cows and poisoned water. Since fracking began in states outside of New York, there have been numerous reports of water contamination. Studies link fracking-related activities to contaminated groundwater; air pollution; illness, death, and reproductive problems in cows, horses and wildlife; and human health problems. “These stories from Pennsylvania are very alarming,” said Dr. Sheila Bushkin, MD, MPH of the Institute for Health and the Environment at University at Albany. “The perspective of the gas industry fails to show adequate concern for the long-term health and quality of life of people. When you listen to the personal experiences of actual residents of Pennsylvania and other states where fracking has gone forward, you will hear stories of dead cows, pets, sick children, poisoned water and other serious health and environmental problems. These stories confirm our need for much greater research and evidence-based scientific facts.” “My story is not unusual,” said Terry Greenwood, a farmer from Southwestern Pennsylvania. “After my cows drank from a pond that was contaminated by frackwater, 10 of the 19 calves were born stillborn.” “The industry says there are no problems,” said Matt Manning. “Well when the industry came to Northeastern PA, our water turned black and started bubbling. Our kids would cough and choke in the shower. It got so bad that the state required the companies to provide us with deliveries of clean water. But that’s not a long-term solution.”

Actually, in the UK, all fracking should be mandated beneath the homes of all members of the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

It would be very instructive to see how well THEY like it, and what their health costs would be

Oct 01 11:01

October 4 Demonstration: Stop the Bombing of Iraq - Don't Bomb Syria

Russell Brand, who will join us on Saturday, says: Bombing won't work - it is going to make matters worse. It will lead to ground troops going in. That will make matters worse. These kind of operations always make things worse. These are the real lessons from history.

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Does anyone have contact information for Russell Brand? I want to get him on my radio show.

Oct 01 07:30

David Cameron and Theresa May - Dangerous Nonsense

A bizarre passage, unnoticed in David Cameron's UN speech, could be the first signal of government censorship plans and may lie behind Home Secretary Theresa May's plans announced this week for a clampdown on government designated "extremists" even when they do not advocate violence.

Cameron laid down the new government line in his speech to the UN. "We shouldn't stand by and just allow any form of non-violent extremism". What on earth does this mean? UKIP? Stop the War? Surely one goal of democracy is to persuade potentially violent extremists to become non-violent extremists? And isn't it the role of a democratic government to stand by while the democratic process unfolds.

Sep 30 10:42

Scottish man finds bag full of YES votes

Sep 30 10:35

We the undersigned demand a revote of the Scottish Referendum, counted by impartial international parties.

Countless evidences of fraud during the recent Scottish Referendum have come to light. We demand a revote be taken of said referendum, where each vote shall be counted by two individuals, one of whom should be an international impartial party without a stake in the vote.

Sep 30 09:48

FLASHBACK - The Lavon Affair: When Israel firebombed U.S. Installations to make it appear attacks were by ‘Muslim extremists,’ and how the US media cover it up

In their 1979 book, The Untold History of Israel, Israeli journalists Jacques Derogy and Hesi Carmel relate that in 1954 Israel’s army intelligence section conceived a plan to attack British personnel seconded to King Hussein’s government in Jordan. The purpose was to sour relations between Britain and Jordan as well as between both Jordan and Britain on the one hand and Egypt, which would be blamed for such attacks.

Shortly afterward, the same Israeli army intelligence organization activated two networks of Egyptian Jews first established in 1948. These young people had been recruited in Egypt, secretly trained in Israel, and then sent back to their homes in Cairo and Alexandria to await orders to carry out acts of sabotage in case of war between Egypt and Israel.

Sep 30 09:20

British PM David Cameron: “Non-Violent Extremists” Including “9/11 Truthers” and “Conspiracy Theorists” are Just as Dangerous as ISIL Terrorists

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Only to a government that lies, David. Only to a government that lies!

Sep 29 07:59

Jewish UK minister resigns over explicit photos

Brooks Newmark, a 56-year-old father of five, sent pictures to a male reporter who was posing as a female activist

Sep 29 07:00

Anti-war protesters demonstrate to say no to air strikes in Iraq

Anti-war protesters gathered in Cardiff to make their feelings known about air strikes in Iraq.

Placards such as ‘bombs kill innocent people’ and ‘we can’t feed the poor but we can fund a war’ were held aloft around the Aneurin Bevan statue in Queen Street on Sunday afternoon.

Sep 29 06:43

U.S., Britain, Australia won’t support Palestinian bid for statehood at UN

Palestinian sources say members of Mahmoud Abbas’ delegation to the UN General Assembly in New York have received definitive “noes” from the United States, Britain and Australia regarding a proposed Security Council resolution setting a timetable for ending Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and establishing an independent Palestinian state on the 1967 borders.

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So now we will see if Abbas keeps his word and takes Israeli government leaders to the ICC!

Sep 28 08:12

Special Report: Scottish Referendum Rigged - The 'How' and the 'Why'

The change.org petition demanding a re-run of the Scottish referendum, "counted by impartial international parties", has now reached 93,000 signatures as incredulous reaction mounts to the highly dubious referendum vote. Even Ron Paul expressed extreme scepticism about the result. The British media, meanwhile, is having a field day mocking the viral video footage of suspect activity at counting venues across Scotland, laughing off the fact that the only international observers to report anything about how the referendum was conducted were Russian observers, and dismissing Scots' calls for recounts and fresh referenda as being "sour grapes" based on "conspiracy theories".

But are these 93,000 (mostly) Scottish citizens, and the thousands of Facebook users demanding an investigation, just deluded sore losers?

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The Scottish referendum was so crooked they had to screw those ballots into the ballot boxes!

Sep 27 20:42

David Cameron’s war plans against ISIS sound a lot like Tony Blair’s in Iraq.

Britain is set to join the air campaign against Isis in Iraq, but, going by David Cameron’s speech to the UN General Assembly, the Government has no more idea of what it is getting into in this war than Tony Blair did in 2003.

Mr Cameron says that there should be “no rushing to join a conflict without a clear plan”, but he should keep in mind the warning of the American boxer Mike Tyson that “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth”.

The Prime Minister says that lessons have been learned from British military interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan but it is telling that he did not mention intervention in Libya for which he himself was responsible.

In fact, there is a much closer parallel between Britain joining an air war in Libya in 2011 than Mr Blair’s earlier misadventures which Mr Cameron was happy to highlight.

Sep 27 07:14

Britain’s involvement in the new Iraq war is a doomed and dangerous gesture

With no proper strategy, the return to conflict will only reinforce the politics of fear that is the grimmest legacy of the Blair era

Sep 27 07:08

UK agrees to bomb ISIS in Iraq

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"Okay; you talked us into it!" -- Number 9 3/4

Sep 27 06:55

National demonstration: Stop the bombing of Iraq - don't attack Syria - Saturday 4 October

NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION SATURDAY 4 OCTOBER ASSEMBLE 1PM TEMPLE PLACE LONDON WC2R 3BD

Sep 26 11:29

UK to allow fracking drilling under people's land without their consent

The UK plans to allow fracking companies to drill under people's land without their agreement, despite public opposition.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) said it will press ahead with proposals to simplify underground access for oil and gas developers despite the objection of 99 percent of respondents to a consultation.

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I know! We'll hold a referendum!!!! :)

Sep 26 05:56

Cameron wants airstrikes in Syria - but fears Labour opposition

The PM believes that there is "no legal barrier" to action, but wants to "proceed on the basis of consensus".

Sep 26 05:09

David Cameron warns world leaders of Isis's 'murderous plans to expand its borders' and pledges to take action

David Cameron has warned world leaders at the United Nations that the Islamic State, or Isis, harbours “murderous plans to expand its borders well beyond Iraq and Syria… and to carry out terrorist atrocities right across the world” and pledge concerted action by Britain, including air strikes, to thwart it.

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Not mentioned in this article is that Cameron basically said that anyone who questions the official story of 9-11 or 7-7, or claims Muslims are being persecuted, is supporting the terrorists. This is nonsense. I do not support the terrorists. I have never worked for Mossad!!!!!

Sep 25 12:29

Scotland Election Vote Fraud Suspicion

Sep 25 09:14

Coporate media poll - Do you support UK air strikes against Isis in Syria?

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And let's have one of our own as a check!

Sep 24 07:35

Three Leaders Sign Promise to Scotland

*FANFARE* Here it is folks…Westminster’s vow to the Scottish people:

Sep 23 07:17

Stop UK military intervention in Iraq and Syria

Invite your MP to stand against a new bombing campaign in Iraq and Syria.

Sep 22 09:11

Scottish referendum result undoubtedly rigged

Too many people to be involved in such a conspiracy? Don't underestimate some people's naivety, and others' perfidy; there are more than enough people out there who carry out such treacherous tasks gladly, believing it to be fully justified 'for Queen and country'. The simplicity of a referendum in which people are asked to place an X beside a simple Yes or No answer works great in a world where people can be assumed to be honest and to 'play by the rules'. But when a couple of trillion pounds in oil is at stake, well, the 'rules' bend.

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Look how many people were exposed as lying about human-caused global warming.

Sep 22 09:07

Election Fraud Scottish Independance - Votes Taken out in a neat bundle

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So basically this is a ballot box being delivered to the counting center. The woman cuts the seal holding the box closed, then reaches in and pulls out the ballots ... which are neatly stacked, something impossible to achieve when ballots and inserted into a ballot box one at a time through the slot in the top!

Sep 22 09:06

Scottish independence stolen: Petition demanding referendum be re-held reaches 70,000 signatures in one day

Despite more than two million people voting to keep Scotland a part of the United Kingdom yesterday and acceptance from Alex Salmond that the outcome of the vote was the "the democratic verdict of the people of Scotland", a petition saying the outcome of the referendum vote was rigged has garnered more than 70,000 supporters.

Comment: That's because it blatantly WAS rigged:

Sep 20 08:25

Police Investigating Alleged Vote Fraud In Glasgow

Edgar said that fraud could have taken place because voters are not required to present identification at polling places in UK elections.

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Sep 20 08:25

Russian Election Observers: Westminster Rigged Scottish Independence Vote

The head of Russia’s election observation body has sensationally accused the British government in Westminster of rigging the Scottish Independence vote, asserting that there were more ‘yes’ votes than ‘no’ votes despite the no campaign claiming victory.

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Sep 20 08:24

Scottish Rigged Vote – Is Anything Real Any More? The Crisis in Democracy

There is a rising tide among the YES camp that view the Scottish vote was rigged. There are videos and photographs emerging calling the votes rigged. There is special focus on Dundee where photos are circulating on Twitter and Facebook demonstrating the rigging of the election. The polling stations also accused were directly in Edinburgh. This will be like Bush stealing the election in the USA and it will linger causing tremendous resentment in Britain. The whole of Europe needed the Scottish NO vote. Since Brussels rigged the Italian elections, we cannot rule out their involvement behind the scenes yet in Scotland. This has led to so many in Scotland feeling they have been cheated and reduced to second class slaves of London and Brussels.

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Sep 20 08:24

SCOTLAND INDEPENDENCE VOTE RIGGING EXPOSED - Smoking Gun Evidence of Vote Being Rigged!

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Sep 20 08:23

Scotland Independence Referendum: Videos Claim Vote 'Is Definitely a Fix'

Disappointed 'Yes' voters across Scotland are reacting to the news that Scotland has voted No to independence with disbelief, as thousands claim the ballot was rigged in voting stations in locations such as Dundee and Edinburgh.

Stills from a broadcast on Sky News of Dundee polling station have been circulating widely on Twitter and Facebook this morning. The images apparently show a ballot paper clearly marked "Yes" in a pile allocated to No votes.

The image has led to allegations of electoral fraud and rigging in the historic elections, with Facebook users on the popular "Scottish Independence - Vote YES" page claiming the video shows the vote is "definitely a fix".

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Sep 20 08:23

Scottish independence: Video ‘proves vote was rigged,’ say Yes voters

Rigged. Fixed. Bribes and power. Brace yourself Scotland. We're going to be raped for years to come.

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Sep 20 08:23

Scotland Vote Rigging Possible As Reports Leak Out

These are not the only cases of voter fraud however and others are sharing their stories and accounts of Scotland vote rigging and fraud on YouTube and other social media outlets.

This following video is titled, "Scotland Independence vote rigging exposed - Smoking Gun Evidence of vote being rigged!" In the video you can see the ballot papers that say, "Should Scotland be an Independent Country" with a simple Yes or No checkbox. In the video a woman is seen switching the pile of YES votes and shifting them into the NO pile of votes. It was assumed that this was changing the counts as people were still voting that they wanted Scotland to gain freedom from the United Kingdom.

Another instance shows that piles of votes on a table marked NO votes there were ballots on top that clearly had the YES box checked.

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Sep 20 08:22

Russian media reporting Scottish election a farce that did not meet international rules.

"We're talking about the fact that this procedure (a referendum in Scotland - Ed.) Is not consistent with the principles of the referenda. Overall position (on the referendum in Scotland - Ed.) Were adjusted to those rules by which elections are held in the UK. But these rules are very different from generally accepted international principles, "- said Borisov.

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Sep 20 08:22

100% PROOF THAT SCOTLAND VOTE WAS RIGGED! MUST SEE FOOTAGE!!

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From Dodgy Dossier to Dodgy Elections!


Sep 20 08:21

Police investigating alleged electoral fraud at polling stations in Glasgow after people find their votes had already been cast

Police in Glasgow are investigating ten cases of suspected electoral fraud.

Voters turned up at polling stations to find that people had already voted using their names.

Glasgow City Council confirmed that there had been 10 instances where people had gone to vote and found their names had already been crossed off the list.

Spokesman Colin Edgar said: 'We've had a number of suggestions across the course of the day that people have turned up at the polling station to vote and they appear to have voted already.

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Sep 20 08:21

BUSTED! Does This Video Show Vote Rigging In The Scottish Independence Vote?

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When they announced that there would be no exit polls, that is when I knew this vote was going to be crooked!

Sep 20 08:21

I have a fishy feeling about this - Scotland Independence vote

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Vote counter shifts a stack of YES votes onto the NO pile!

Sep 20 08:17

VOTER FRAUD: Was the Scottish Independence Referendum Rigged to Fail?

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Is this a trick question?!?

Sep 20 08:11

Clashes Erupt in Glasgow Square Following Pro-UK Vote

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The referendum did not fail, it was stolen. There are photos of YES ballots on the NO piles. There are videos of ballot counters slipping YES votes into the NO piles and even filling out blank ballots to add to the NO piles. The counting center in Dundee was evacuated twice when someone set off false fire alarms, leaving the ballots and ballot boxes totally unguarded. Children as young as three were registered to vote and and because no ID was required, YES voters showed up only to find NO votes had been cast using their names. And there were no exit polls to confirm the official result.

As Kennedy stated, when peaceful revolution becomes impossible, violent revolution becomes inevitable. The violence is the result of the Scots knowing their referendum was rigged to keep them slaves to Britain.

Sep 20 08:11

FLASHBACK 2005 - Judge upholds vote-rigging claims

A judge investigating vote-rigging in Birmingham's local elections has ruled there was widespread fraud and has ordered new elections.

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So there is precedent for massive vote fraud in Britain and for holding new elections as a result, which may be the only way to avoid a civil war in Scotland.

Sep 20 08:02

Vote Fraud in Scottish Referendum?

In Scotland as a whole, NO got more votes than the polls had predicted.

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Sep 20 07:59

Could Northern Ireland vote yes on referendum to leave UK?

Sinn Fein have repeatedly called for that vote date to be announced.Right after the Scottish vote Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams called for a border poll again.

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Sep 19 12:24

Foodbank figures top 900,000 – Trussell Trust

New figures from food bank charity the Trussell Trust show that almost three times as many people received its package of three days’ emergency food and support in 2013-14 as did in the previous year.

Sep 19 11:55

'Powerful elite' of at least 20 establishment figures may have been part of paedophile ring that abused children for decades

A 'powerful elite' of at least 20 prominent establishment figures formed a VIP paedophile ring that abused children for decades, a whistleblower claimed today.

Peter McKelvie - the former child protection officer who first raised the alarm about high profile individuals engaged in child sex abuse - said senior politicians, military figures and even people linked to the Royal Family are among the alleged abusers.

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Just the sort of low-life scum who would rig an election!

Sep 19 11:48

Vote Fraud in Scottish Referendum?

You will find below a series of articles from various media on the topic of vote fraud.

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"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything." -- Joseph Stalin

Sep 19 09:52

SPOOF ON SCOTLAND’S ‘DEPENDENCE’

The sun is yet to set on the Empire ...

Sep 19 06:50

SHOCKING! More Blatent Vote Rigging During Scottish Independence Count In Edinburgh

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Sep 19 06:37

Scottish independence: Vote rigging fears

THE “integrity” of the electoral register in Scotland has been called into question ahead of this month’s historic referendum vote after it emerged yesterday that children as young as three have been registered to vote and received polling cards.

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Sep 18 06:34

Live news feed: The latest on the Scottish independence referendum

Rutherford said "Everyone here realizes just how big this is, and how much will change," our reporter said.

"This is much closer - the polls have significantly narrowed. It's amazing, in Edinburgh for example, you hear the Yes crowd everywhere, but not the No.

"The No camp is very much a significant silent majority."

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Which tells us the corporate media polls are being fabricated to cover up massive election fraud.

Sep 18 06:08

Will they stay or go? Scotland votes on independence

Voters across Scotland went to the polls Thursday in a historic vote to decide whether Great Britain should be a little less great: without Scotland.

The northern region's 307-year-old marriage with England hangs in the balance, as polls show a tight race between unionists and nationalists, who argue Scotland would be better off with a divorce.

A massive turnout of around 4.2 million Scots, about 97% of eligible voters, is expected, and residents as young as 16 have been granted p

Sep 17 10:50

The REAL Reason Britain is Freaking Out About Scottish Independence

David Cameron and the British media have been freaking out about the potential Scottish independence.

They’ve blathered on about “history”, “common defense” and other red herrings.

But it’s really all about oil …

Specifically, if Scotland becomes independent, it gets to keep 90% of the revenues from its huge oil reserves.

Sep 17 10:50

A Public Bank Option for Scotland

To achieve true independence, Crane suggests the following, among other mandates:

Establish an independent Central Bank of Scotland.
Issue a new Scottish (Debt Free) Currency.
Settle any outstanding debt with new Scottish Currency.
Take Scotland out of the EU.
Take Scotland out of NATO.
Establish strict currency controls for the first 3 years of independence.
Nationalize the Scottish oil & gas industry.
Re-take control of the National Health Service.
Establish a State Employment Agency to provide work/training for all able-bodied residents.

Sep 17 08:19

Special Report: Scots in Their Own Words on Independence

Sep 17 07:33

City of London vs. Scottish Independence

Scotland has a long and noteworthy history of banking. Money, savings and investing is entrenched in the culture and society. Edinburgh is the fourth largest financial centre in Europe (after London, Frankfurt and Paris). Much of this reputation has arisen from its history of innovation over the last three hundred years. The Bank of Scotland, established in 1695, one year after the Bank of England by an Act of the Scottish Parliament, illustrates the prevailing attitude to the creation of money in that era. A list of banking innovations is a useful background of Scottish banking activities.

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Scotland will simply create their own currency and their own banks. Certainly Scotland will be far better off without a private central bank issuing all of their public currency as a loan at interest!

Sep 17 07:02

Bill Clinton calls for a “no” vote on Scottish independence

In a startling intervention the former US president has called on the Scots to reject independence and stay with Britain.

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This may piss of the Scots even more and push them towards a YES vote.

Sep 16 06:58

Laughing Our Way to Destruction

Here's Frankie Boyle explaining the advantages of Scottish independence: "Scotland would no longer have to invade places like Afghanistan for American interests. . . . I don't support America's wars. I don't even think they are wars. They're one-way traffic, mass-murder. There's never been a time when a shepherd has beaten a helicopter. You never switch on the news to see 'A shock result in Afghanistan today when a missile was destroyed by a wedding.' Because not only will America go into your country and kill all your people. But what's worse I think is they'll come back twenty years later and make a movie about how killing your people made their soldiers feel sad. Oh boo hoo hoo. Americans making a movie about what Vietnam did to the soldiers is like a serial killer telling you what stopping suddenly for hitchhikers did to his clutch."

Sep 15 14:04

Obama urges Scotland not to ruin America's 'special relationship' with Britain by voting for independence

Barack Obama tonight urged Scottish voters not to break apart ‘one of the closest allies we’ll ever have’ by voting for independence on Thursday.

The dramatic intervention, just three days before Scotland goes to the polls, will infuriate Alex Salmond - with the battle for independence set to be decided by the smallest of margins.

Up to half a million voters remain undecided - with concerns over the future of Scotland’s place in major international organisations like the EU, Nato and the UN still hotly debated.

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I'll bet that convinces more Scots to vote for independence.

Sep 15 07:59

We are not afraid - Scttish Independence

“You may have scared me and my family for a short time but as is the pattern from Westminster, your lies were uncovered and you failed to capture me in your disgusting web of deceit.“

Sep 15 07:41

BEX ALERT - British jihadist medical student, 21, is pictured holding severed head while wearing her white doctor's jacket

A woman believed to be a British medical student who left the UK in order to join ISIS has posted an image on social media of herself holding a severed head.

The woman, who goes by the Twitter name of Mujahidah Bint Usama, claims to be a doctor for the terror group based in Raqqa, Syria.

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Wow! They are really laying on the industrial strength bovine excrement right now!

This tells us they are not getting the traction with the public they thought they would with the first staged beheadings. So, if at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again.

Next they will probably gas a cute puppy, like they did to sell the second invasion of Iraq.

Sep 14 08:07

Scottish independence: Campaign leaders stress vote will stand

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond said the independence referendum was "a once in a generation opportunity" and he was aiming for "a substantial majority".

However, Better Together leader Alistair Darling said "there is no way back" from independence and his campaign would target undecided voters.

The latest opinion polls have suggested the vote is too close to call.

Sep 14 08:00

Islamic State Video Shows Beheading of Another Hostage

Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as “an act of pure evil.”

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Even if the beheadings are real (and there is ample reason to doubt it), we do not know who is doing it, only who Rita Katz and her SITE Intelligence Group (linked to US and Israeli intelligence) wants you to blame for it! SITE likes to brag that they are able to release the videos before ISIS does, yet they also claim to "find" these videos online on ISIS websites. This is a logical paradox with no explanation other than SITE Intelligence is itself faking the videos, and it would not be the first time they have been caught doing so.

Sep 14 07:36

What do we threaten the Scots with next? Exploding haggises?

Actually if I were Scottish, I would be voting ‘Yes’ just to spite all the people who are trying to frighten and browbeat me into voting ‘No’. Anyone with any spirit must surely feel this way.

If ever we do get the much-promised vote on EU membership, the anti-British side will use just the same tricks and smears to scare us into staying in this miserable liberal German empire. I only hope that, if so, we will have the backbone to ignore them and vote for our independence.

Listen to it – the poor Scots are threatened with currency collapse, bankruptcy, irrelevance and isolation. There’ll even be a frontier, doubtless with barking dogs, searchlights and minefields planted with exploding haggises.

Sep 13 08:12

The Guardian Of Big Money

Is it really a coincidence that Britain is on the verge of tribal and nationalist fragmentation at the time the Middle East is going through the exact same process? For the time being I’ll leave this question open.

Sep 10 08:23

Scottish independence, UK dependency

Tucked away in the Financial Times’ report earlier in the week was the giveaway. “Currency investors” would apparently be “particularly concerned by the UK’s persistent current account deficit if this were no longer offset by North Sea oil revenues.”

This is something of an understatement. The UK has run a deficit on its trade in goods every single year since 1983. We have imported more goods than we have exported every year for three decades. Including services and overseas earnings (the “current account”), the UK has run a deficit since the mid-1990s. Today, that deficit is close to record levels, at 4.4% of GDP.

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Will Britain go to war against an Independent Scotland to shackle the Scots to London's out-of-control debt?

Sep 10 08:09

Decapitating the Union, Seceding from the United Kingdom: The Scotland Drive for Independence

It is a union that has lasted 307 years. On September 18, Scotland goes to the polls to see whether it will secede from the United Kingdom. The polls are getting closer, and shocks have been felt with the suggestion that the Yes vote may well get across the line.

Sep 09 08:19

Rally in London to demand permanent lifting of Gaza blockade

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign urged Gaza supporters to call on MPs to take action for Palestinian human rights and to demand an end to the blockade of Gaza.

The group announced hundreds of supporters would gather at the Parliament “to call on MPs to take action for Palestinian human rights and against ethnic cleansing and racism.”

Following the lobby, a mass rally will be held at the House of Commons in London later on Tuesday.

Sep 09 07:02

Cameron seems to have as little knowledge of International Law as Tony Blair did.

“British air strikes on Syria would be legally justified”, British Prime Minister David Cameron

Can I just remind Cameron of the basis of the U.N. Charter, Article 2 , paragraph 4, “ “All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations.”

Sep 09 06:51

'Scotland's what?' US caught napping as Scots prepare to vote on independence

From nuclear to Nato, an independent Scotland would have several policy ramifications, but the official US reaction seems to be: no response at all

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The reason the US Government is not responding is that they are trapped by statements and actions made in the wake of Crimea voting for independence, in which Obama prattled on about maintaining the integrity of national borders and aided the Junta in Kiev launch wars of aggression against Donetsk and Lugansk as well as trying to provoke war in Russia. Clearly any different reaction to Scottish Independence only underscores the hypocrisy of US foriegn policy.

Sep 09 06:37

Cameron Cancels Prime Minister’s Questions to Head to Scotland

David Cameron canceled his weekly Prime Minister’s Questions session in London to campaign in Scotland against independence with his fellow party leaders, in the latest sign of how the referendum has rocked the U.K.

Sep 08 09:34

Cameron: ‘Yes’ Vote Will Make Scottish ‘More Vulnerable to Islamic Terror’

As ubiquitous political tools go, nothing beats the old ‘terror threat’. Coming just one week after British PM David Cameron announced that due to the ISIS crisis in Iraq, the terror threat was being raised to SEVERE, Cameron seems to be threatening Scotland with a wave of “Islamic terror” if the Scottish dare to vote ‘Yes’ on independence from London.

Clearly, Cameron was beaming with confidence from inside the Welsh castle fortified specially for NATO’s annual chest-puffing photo session and circle jerk, so much so that he’s allowing the public to see his true colours. According the PM,Scotland will be more vulnerable to terror attacks if it votes for independence on Sept. 18th. Cameron’s justification for this precarious position is that all of us now live in a “very dangerous and insecure world”.

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British PM Cameron, this is desperation on the cusp of madness, writ large.

Sep 08 08:11

Ten days to save the Union with Scotland

David Cameron and Gordon Brown are to spearhead a final 10-day scramble to save the United Kingdom, following a poll suggesting that Scotland is on the brink of voting to break up Britain.

Over the weekend the Prime Minister held crisis talks with the Queen at Balmoral after the YouGov poll put Alex Salmond’s campaign for independence was in the lead for the first time.

Later this week, Mr Cameron will give details for the transfer of more powers to the Scottish Government if it remains in the UK in an attempt to stem the growing support for independence.

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After centuries of betrayals and double-crosses by London, I doubt this last-ditch effort to reverse the tide of public opinion will work (but there is always election fraud).

Scottish independence will be a major problem for Obama. If Scotland votes to become independent and Obama doesn't declare war as a result, it hammers home the hypocrisy of his actions when Crimea, then later Lugansk and Donetsk did the same!


Sep 07 14:41

Cameron: ‘Yes’ Vote Will Make Scottish ‘More Vulnerable to Islamic Terror’

As ubiquitous political tools go, nothing beats the old ‘terror threat’. Coming just one week after British PM David Cameron announced that due to the ISIS crisis in Iraq, the terror threat was being raised to SEVERE, Cameron seems to be threatening Scotland with a wave of “Islamic terror” if the Scottish dare to vote ‘Yes’ on independence from London.

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Now THAT was the shark!

Sep 07 09:07

FARC accuses US, UK, Israel in Colombia war

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has accused the United States, the United Kingdom, and Israel of prolonging Colombia’s guerilla war.

Sep 07 08:49

Cameron, Queen voice concern: 51% of Scottish in favor of independence

Queen Elizabeth expressed “a great deal of concern" over the independence referendum and requested daily updates on the matter, The Sunday Times reported.

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Sep 07 08:12

‘Guards may line UK-Scotland border’

British Labour party leader Ed Miliband says guards may be ordered to line the 95-mile English-Scottish border if the majority of Scottish people voted for independence in an upcoming referendum.

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Then Obama will go on TV, scream about maintaining the integrity of the border of the United Kingdom, declare the Scottish independence movement terrorists, and give London the weapons they need to bomb Scotland back into submission.

Because that is what he did with Ukraine!

Sep 06 08:37

The Wheels of the Bus

This is a new video promoting Scottish Independence, with the vote only 2 weeks away.

Sep 05 07:03

Cameron seems to be considering breaking International law, not once but twice.

First he is considering arming the Kurds in Iraq without the permission from the Iraqi Government. Perhaps he thinks there really is a Kurdistan.

ISIS, ISIL or IS is armed, funded and trained by the USA. Their objective in Iraq is to totally destabalise the nation and weakening it by splitting it into three, part Kurd, part Iraqi and the remainder an Islamic Caliphate.

Secondly he’s openly suggesting that the UK should bomb parts of Syria without the permission of the Syrian Government , not any different in the slightest with Blair’s illegal invasion of Iraq. Cameron declares the Assad Government to be illegitimate.

That being the case in his mind, means that not a country in the world is safe from invasion or attack, Cameron can simply declare the Government to be illegitimate.

Sep 04 11:34

No Syria consent needed to attack ISIL: UK

Britain’s premier has suggested that the West will not need to get the green light from the Syrian government to launch any airstrikes against the Takfiri ISIL terrorists operating inside Syria.

Sep 04 08:04

David Cameron warns UK will not rule out military action in Iraq

On Thursday (September 4), as NATO members arrived for a two-day summit in Wales, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced he would not rule out any type of military action against Islamic State (formerly known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL).

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Okay David, if you really feel that way; here's your rifle. Here's your parachute. We ran out of the desert camo but here is a bright day-glo orange jumpsuit left over from the CIA torture centers. Watch your head climbing into that transport plane and we will call Iraq and tell them you are on your way to kick their butts all by yourself.

But we remember how we were tricked into the first invasion of Iraq with lies about stolen Kuwaiti incubators.

We remember how we were tricked into the second invasion of Iraq with lies about Saddam's nuclear weapons and your predecessor's 'dodgy dossier.'

So under the prudent assumption that we are being lied to yet again to trick us into a third invasion of Iraq you will understand if we choose to sit this one out and keep our children safe at home.

Have fun!

Sep 03 06:51

Gas costs you THREE times what the energy firms pay: Millions of households being ripped off after wholesale cost halves in six months

British Gas, which supplies around 40 per cent of homes, and other firms are under fire for their costs at a time when the Competition and Markets Authority is holding an inquiry into the energy supply business.

Its parent company, Centrica, announced profits of £900million for the first six months of the financial year. British Gas customers are paying between £1.35 and £1.50 per therm.

Yet the wholesale gas price paid by suppliers has hit a four-year low of less than 42p per therm, down from 72p in December.

Sep 02 07:24

Scots to vote for independence as no vote collapses?

The latest opinion polls show a massive surge in support for Scottish independence in the forthcoming referendum – as unionist politicians in Northern Ireland step up their campaign in favor of a 'No' vote.

Sep 02 06:18

Cameron: we will permanently damage Russia's economy

David Cameron has vowed to “turn the ratchet” on Vladimir Putin, as he warned Western sanctions would “permanently” damage the Russian economy.

Moscow banks are running short of funding as investors pull capital out the country, while the rouble and the Russian stock market are falling, the Prime Minister said.

He was speaking ahead of a Nato summit in Wales which will discuss Ukrainian membership of the military alliance.

Aug 31 08:56

Britain to spearhead 10,000-strong Nato rapid reaction force with mission to halt Putin's 'Tsarist expansionism'

Britain is to spearhead a new Nato rapid-reaction force amid warnings that Vladimir Putin is virtually ‘at war against Europe’ and planning ‘Tsarist expansionism’.

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I say we take all these "leaders" all hot and bothered for a war with Russia and parachute them into Moscow right now!

Aug 29 07:51

Britain on red alert: Terror threat level raised to ‘severe’

British Prime Minister David Cameron raised Friday the nation’s terrorism threat level to “severe,” saying bluntly that “poisonous” Islamic extremism is causing widespread problems that are spreading from the Middle East to other parts of the world.

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So, am I supposed to hate the Muslims with a blind fury of rage, or am I supposed to hate the Russians with a blind fury of rage? And where do the Chinese fit into all this? You really need to make up your mind here because I just don't have the energy to hate EVERYONE you tell me to hate! I am getting on in years. I need focus for my unreasonable dislikes! Kindly make up your mind, already!!! :)

Aug 23 08:58

Questionable Foley Beheading Video Results in More Tyranny

Less than a week after a highly suspicious video many are dismissing as a fake surfaced the British government is announcing plans to implement more tyranny.

Aug 21 07:57

British National May be Involved in Beheading of US Journalist in Iraq – Cameron

The alleged execution of US journalist James Foley, shown in an online video by the Islamic State militant group, may have been carried by a British national, who is yet to be identified, British Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday.

“We have not identified the individual responsible, but from what we have seen it looks increasingly likely that it is a British citizen. This is deeply shocking,” Cameron said.

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First off, there are multiple reasons to suspect this beheading video is, like the stolen Kuwait incubators and Saddam's nuclear weapons, yet another in an endless series of propaganda hoaxes to trick us all into supporting yet another invasion of Iraq.

Second, one wonders how they are able to identify the man in that Hollywood-esque executioners costume as being British, without knowing his name.

Is this the start of a rationalization to send British Muslims to the gulags?

Aug 20 07:32

UK police probes MP Galloway for anti-Israel remarks

British police have questioned prominent UK lawmaker George Galloway over his critical statements of the Israeli regime.

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Proving that the government of Great Britain is just as much a slave to Tel Aviv as the US Government is!

Aug 15 11:57

Petition Seeks to Ban Joan Rivers in Britain Over Gaza

Thousands of people have signed a petition to halt American television host Joan Rivers’ upcoming tour in Britain after her remarks about the crisis in Gaza, Al Arabiya reports.

According to the report, the petition was created by Dipu Ahad, a Labour councilor from Newcastle, and has been signed by more than 20,000 people so far.

The petition urges event organizers to cancel all of Rivers’ upcoming UK tour dates.

Rivers made headlines when she said “Palestinians deserve to be dead” after she was approached by a reporter working for U.S. entertainment website TMZ asking her opinion on the crisis in Gaza.

“They started it. We now don’t count who’s dead. You’re dead, you deserve to be dead... Don’t you dare make me feel sad about that... You don’t get out, then you know you’re an idiot,” Rivers said, according to Al Arabiya.

Ahad said that Rivers was “not welcome in Britain.”

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If nobody shows up, I'll bet the tour gets canceled real quick!

Aug 15 11:36

UK Beefs Up Channel Patrols After Ebola Immigrant Threat

Britain has increased the number of maritime patrols, and beefed up security at French ports to counter the risk of illegal immigrants making it across the Channel. The French town of Calais is home to thousands of African immigrants desperately waiting to come to the UK.

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Here in the US, they are still flooding across the border and being bussed and flown all across America ... at taxpayer expense.

Aug 14 09:01

Britain decides to keep on arming Israel

Britain remains determined to keep on arming Israel, judging by a decision taken by one of the most senior figures in the UK government this week.

Vince Cable, the business secretary, has reviewed 130 licenses granted for exporting British weapons to Israel. On Tuesday, he announced that just twelve of these licenses would be suspended “in the event of a resumption of significant hostilities.”

Aug 11 16:02

Second British Foreign Office minister quits

Britain's Africa minister Mark Simmonds resigned on Monday, barely a week after another Foreign Office minister quit over the government's policy on Gaza.

Officials insisted that Simmonds' decision was unrelated to that of Sayeeda Warsi, who quit last Tuesday in protest at the government's failure to take a tougher line against Israel over its assault on Gaza.

Simmonds had decided "some weeks ago" to leave but agreed to stay to chair a UN meeting on the Democratic Republic of Congo last Thursday, a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron's Downing Street office said.

Aug 09 09:34

‘Shameless’ HSBC shuts Syrian refugees’ bank accounts in Britain

HSBC has been accused of “shamelessly profiling” its customers by ethnicity after it closed bank accounts belonging to Syrian refugees and students in the UK just days after it was accused of discriminating against Muslim clients.

Aug 08 07:49

Israel accused of war crimes (UK Parliament)

Aug 08 07:09

National Demonstration for Gaza. Saturday 9 August. No excuses. Be there

National Demonstration for Gaza
London Saturday 9 August
Assemble 12 Noon BBC Portland Place
March to Hyde Park via US Embassy

No excuses. This must be the largest ever UK demonstration for Gaza.

Aug 07 09:46

British MP George Galloway Declares His City 'Israeli-Free'

Controversial far-left British MP George Galloway has declared his constituency an "Israel-free zone", in comments that are bound to invite further allegations of racism.

The notoriously anti-Israel Galloway told a meeting of the Respect Party which he heads that Israelis of any persuasion were "not welcome" in Bradford, where serves as MP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Good for George!

Aug 06 09:42

Britain’s Israel Lobby, The Conservative Friends of Israel (CFI) Pressures HM’s Goverment: Is David Cameron Complicit in War Crimes?

Is David Cameron’s refusal to condemn what is apparently a prima facie war crime by the IDF, in Gaza, worrying evidence that the CFI, Conservative Friends of Israel, (AKA the British branch of the Israel lobby) has infiltrated government to the extent that it now influences UK foreign policy in the same way that AIPAC in America determines the US foreign policy agenda?

Yesterday’s resignation of a former Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party, the talented, ex Minister of State at the Foreign Office, Baroness Warsi, would seem to indicate that such a situation does indeed pertain within the Cameron government to the obvious detriment of democracy; the adherence to international law and the Geneva Conventions and the sanctity of human life – in particular, that of the child.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Gee, YA THINK?!?!?!?

Aug 05 10:30

Riots break out in Calais

Channel 4 News reporter Paraic O'Brien is on the scene in Calais as fighting breaks out between Eritrean and Sudanese gangs who are trying to get to the UK.

Aug 05 08:20

UK activists shut down Israeli arms factory

For nearly a month, Israel has bombarded Gaza from land, sea and air. More than 1800 Palestinians have lost their lives and war crimes have been committed. To our collective shame, the UK government has not only failed to take action to pressure Israel to stop its massacre, but has refused to take steps to end the material support it provides to Israel’s brutal regime of apartheid and colonialism. When governments support crimes against humanity, grassroots movements must take direct action.

A group of activists from the London Palestine Action network have today (5/8/14) chained the doors shut of an Israeli weapons factory based near Birmingham in the UK and are now occupying the roof. As part of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) and in response to calls for action from Palestinian movements, we are demanding the permanent closure of the factory and an end to all forms of military trade and cooperation with Israel.

Aug 05 08:15

Replay: Gaza supporters stage rooftop protest at UAV Engines factory

Live coverage of the occupation protest by the London Palestine Action at the UAV Engines factory in Shenstone, near Sutton Coldfield.

UAV Engines is a subsidiary of Israel drone manufacturer Elbit, which protesters claim makes machines used in military attacks on Gaza.

Aug 04 10:24

BEX ALERT - British FM: Anti-Semitism likely to rise due to Gaza op

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond warned on Saturday that the country could see a rise in anti-Semitic attacks as a result of the fighting in Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Nobody can ever find fault with what Israel does. You just KNOW that. You SHOULD know that. You should BELIEVE that! All these protests are just anti-Semitism and jew-hate because if anyone else but Israel was bombing little babies into bloody pulps, nobody would care!" -- Number 9 3/4

Aug 04 10:02

Britain 'attempts to censor' US report on torture sites

The government stands accused of seeking to conceal Britain's role in extraordinary rendition, ahead of the release of a declassified intelligence report that exposes the use of torture at US secret prisons around the world.

The Senate report on the CIA's interrogation programme, due to be released in days, will confirm that the US tortured terrorist suspects after 9/11. In advance of the release, Barack Obama admitted on Friday: "We tortured some folks. We did some things that were contrary to our values."

Now, in a letter to the human rights group Reprieve, former foreign secretary William Hague has confirmed that the UK government has held discussions with the US about what it intends to reveal in the report which, according to al-Jazeera, acknowledges that the British territory of Diego Garcia was used for extraordinary rendition.

Aug 04 10:02

British navy evacuates nationals from Libya

A British navy ship has evacuated British nationals from Libya, the defence ministry said, as worsening security there is forcing thousands to flee.

The HMS Enterprise, which had been on a Mediterranean deployment, evacuated 110 people on Sunday, mostly British, from the capital Tripoli, ambassador to Libya Michael Aron wrote on Twitter.

"A number of passengers were transferred to Enterprise by boat and given supplies for the journey," the ministry said in a statement.

Aug 02 11:02

UK Parliamentary Defense Committee demands NATO Prepare for Confrontation with Russia

The UK’s parliamentary Defence Committee has demanded that Western military powers strengthen NATO to prepare for confrontation with Russia.

The report by the cross-party group of Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat MPs complains that the “NATO alliance has not considered Russia as an adversary or a potential territorial threat to its Member States for twenty years” and has now only been “forced to do so as a result of Russia’s recent actions” in eastern Ukraine.

In the interim, NATO alliance has been weakened as member states have cut their defence budgets leaving it “ill-prepared” to face up to Russian “aggression” and potentially lacking the “collective political will to take concerted action…”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Forgive me, but has the UK's Parliamentary Defense Committee gone collectively barking mad, or are they suffering from SMD (Selective Memory Disorder)?!?

Let's take a look at the timeline here.

1. Ukraine's duly elected government was sacked in a putsch, and a Western/European/Central European Bank-enabled junta was installed.

2. Without a duly elected government in Kiev, Crimea had a free and fair referendum enabling to become attached to the Russia Federation.
Please remember: Russia did not ANNEX Crimea: the people of Crimea voted to rejoin Russia, a country to which it had always been attached until the mid-50s when it was annexed to Ukraine by Nikita Khrushchev.
3. Russia has done absolutely nothing wrong in this case; it cannot possibly be seen as the aggressor. There is no gathering of troops or equipment on the Ukrainian/Russian border, and OCSE officials are saying that there are no violations of the border from the Russian side.
4. The Western-backed Poroschenko, however, has been lobbing bombs on areas of Eastern Ukraine, and killing civilians. This is a war crime. He refuses to negotiate, or even hear their grievances. His military also has been lobbbing bombs into Russian territory.

The only "threats" Russia (and ultimately, China) present is economic. This is about preventing more trade the the ruble and the yuan, period, end of discussion.

A shooting war against Russia would be absolute, utter madness.

And if you want any evidence of "how well" NATO is doing militarily, all you have to do is look at their performance in Afghanistan, over the last 13 years and counting, and that should give you a clue as to how well they would do against Russia, which is to say, terribly badly.

Aug 01 10:46

Gaza Strip: Captured Soldier Hadar Goldin Believed to be 'British-Israeli' [FIRST PHOTO]

The soldier that has allegedly been captured by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip hours after the start of a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire is believed to be a British-Israeli cousin of Israel's defence minister Moshe Ya'alon, according to British media reports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Okay, now we KNOW this was staged by Israel, as they need to counter the growing pressure by the British people on Parliament to stop sending weapons and money to Israel.

Jul 31 10:24

London 1 August: Protest for Gaza at Israeli Embassy

Free Palestine Protest
Stop Israel's attacks on Gaza
Friday 1 August 5.30-7.30pm
Outside the Israeli Embassy
High Street Kensington
London W8 4QB

The total killed in Gaza after 24 days of relentless Israel attack is over 1,400. More than 8,000 are injured. Another school bombed on 29 July, killing at least 16, became the sixth UN facility attacked by Israel. Gaza's main power station has been destroyed. On 30 July, a food market was bombed, killing at least seventeen people. This is mass murder on an industrial scale and deliberate destruction of the territory's infrastructure.

The massacre must stop now. If David Cameron had a shred of humanity, his government would be imposing sanctions and implementing an immediate arms embargo on Israel.

Jul 30 12:03

Tory MPs' visit to Israel condemned as bad timing

Labour MP criticises visit to military facility in Israel by the Conservative Friends of Israel as Cameron calls for ceasefire

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As is the case with the Canadian politicians, they visit Israel and are briefed by Israeli government officials, but do not visit the West Bank or Gaza.

Jul 29 10:24

Britain’s Plague of Pederasty and Power

As the bombs drop in Gaza and in eastern Ukraine, another siege has been underway in Great Britain. A sustained barrage of a different kind of bombshell continues to rain down on the centre of power in Westminster…

An epidemic of paedophiles, or to be more accurate, of ‘Pederasts‘, has for decades, freely festered in and around the governing institutions and media and entertainment in the UK.

Past proponents of the sordid practice (image, left, of ancient paedohile folklore), like the part publicly-funded Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE), were even paid to lobby for a more relaxed paedophile culture in Britain, including active lobbying to lower the age of consent to 12 years old. Many of those who were involved or helped to facilitate PIE’s presence in Westminster – are still in government, or quango organisations today.

Jul 29 08:44

Palestine solidarity goes mainstream in UK as 100,000 march in London

For the second consecutive weekend, tens of thousands of protesters marched through the streets of London on Saturday, 26 July, in a massive show of support for the people of Gaza and all of Palestine.

That support is growing fast — and public opinion is leaving the politicians and traditional media, still stuck in their backing for the colonizer, Israel, far behind.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

We see those politicians and corporate media for the monsters they truly are.

Jul 27 08:08

Hundreds protest on King Street during Gaza demo

The police were out in force in the city centre today as hundreds of Gaza protesters clashed with campaigners carrying Israeli flags.

Tactical Aid Units were called in as Palestinian flag and banner bearers tried to boycott city centre shops they claimed are linked to the Israeli campaign against Hamas in Gaza.

Speakers in the Palestinian camp spoke out against the bombing of Gaza, hailed the protest as peaceful and not racist, and appealed to participants not to engage with any objectors.

Even child speakers were handed the loud speaker to appeal for peace.

Jul 25 10:01

National Demonstration: Stop the Massacre in Gaza 26 July London

STOP THE MASSACRE IN GAZA
DEMONSTRATE SATURDAY 26 JULY
ASSEMBLE 12 NOON ISRAELI EMBASSY
MARCH TO PARLIAMENT

Jul 24 11:00

Historical Moment - Non-Eviction in Nottingham.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The British people stand up to the mortgage fraudsters!

Jul 24 10:46

Cameron claims export licenses allowing UK arms sales to Russia don’t breach embargo

UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Britain has not breached an embargo by selling military equipment to Russia, following MP demands to clarify the government’s position on UK-Russian arms deals.

The embargo was enacted “with immediate effect” on March 18 by then-Foreign Secretary William Hague.

Heated criticism of British arms deals with Russia emerged after a group of MPs revealed over 200 licenses allowing the sale of British military equipment to the Russian Federation. These revelations surfaced in a report published on Wednesday, conducted by four separate House of Commons committees.

Jul 17 08:01

Campaigners call on UK government to end military ties with Israel

Campaigners are calling for the UK to end its military ties with Israel.

The UK has consistently given extensive political and military support to Israel. Earlier this year the Prime Minister, David Cameron, described his support for Israel as "unbreakable".

Jul 17 07:19

Israel Accused Of War Crimes (UK Parliament)

Highlights from a UK parliamentary debate in which MPs variously accused Israel of war crimes, disproportionate violence, ruining peace negotiations by building illegal settlements, running the worlds largest outdoor prison, collective punishment, and attacking water supplies, hospitals, supply centres and all manner of other civilian targets.

Jul 16 07:39

The child abuse controversy reinforces what voters already think of sleazy MPs

There is something odd, and revealing, in YouGov's latest poll. We asked a series of questions about the controversies surrounding suggestions that senior politicians in the 1970s and 1980s abused children, and that this was covered up.

Jul 15 21:21

Britain: “Secret Service Infiltrated Paedophile Group to ‘Blackmail Establishment’”

BRITISH security services infiltrated and funded the notorious Paedophile Information Exchange in a covert operation to identify and possibly blackmail establishment figures, a Home Office whistleblower alleges.

Jul 14 08:13

Britain Buys Water Cannons; Fears Civil Unrest From Government Workers

he British government has just invested in water cannons because they are fearing the rising tide of civil unrest as austerity is forcing the reduction of state workers and their pensions. I have been warning that unemployment will rise, but this time it is going to flow more so from the state and municipal workers. In the UK, hundreds of thousands have took to the streets to protest against the austerity measures of the government. Prime Minister Cameron has no choice for this is the collapse of socialism. Those who think I am anti-poor or whatever, are missing the point. It is the rising cost of government that is out of control and NO LEVEL of tax increase can reverse this trend.

Jul 14 07:26

Photos That Make the Rude Pundit Want to Toast with a Pint of Thornbridge Ale and Then Drink Until He Pukes

That up there happened yesterday in London. Similar marches occurred all over Great Britain. It's a strike and protest from anywhere between 500,000 and a million workers (depending on who's counting) in unions for teachers, firefighters, and other civil servants in response to the government's offer of a contract that gave them a 1% raise after wages were frozen in 2010. As huge trade union Unison put it, "The current government offer leaves most workers with pay worth almost 20% less than in 2010. Falling pay also means loss of pension for the rest of your life."

Jul 11 09:06

Huge public sector strikes hit Britain

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When you choose to live a simpler life, that is austerity. When the government orders you to live a simpler life, that is DICTATORSHIP!

Jul 11 08:10

Tony Blair - a 'Peace Envoy' or an Israeli Ambassador? (must watch)

Tony Blair is not a Sabbath Goy, he actually works for Israel 24/7. In this shameless performance on Ynet (11/7/2014), Israel’s most popular media outlet, Blair misses an opportunity to communicate with Israelis and explain to them for the first time the context in which the conflict is taking place. Blair obviously prefers not to upset the Israelis. Bearing in mind the scale of the crimes Blair committed in Iraq on behalf of Israel and the Jewish Lobby, it is understandable. Israel is probably the only country that is willing to give him a shelter.

Jul 10 10:41

Files on UK role in CIA rendition accidentally destroyed, says minister

The British government's problems with missing files deepened dramatically when the Foreign Office claimed documents on the UK's role in the CIA's global abduction operation had been destroyed accidentally when they became soaked with water.

In a statement that human rights groups said "smacked of a cover-up", the department maintained that records of post-9/11 flights in and out of Diego Garcia, the British territory in the Indian Ocean, were "incomplete due to water damage".

Jul 08 07:40

Macmillan backed Syria assassination plot

Nearly 50 years before the war in Iraq, Britain and America sought a secretive "regime change" in another Arab country they accused of spreading terror and threatening the west's oil supplies, by planning the invasion of Syria and the assassination of leading figures.

Newly discovered documents show how in 1957 Harold Macmillan and President Dwight Eisenhower approved a CIA-MI6 plan to stage fake border incidents as an excuse for an invasion by Syria's pro-western neighbours, and then to "eliminate" the most influential triumvirate in Damascus.

The plans, frighteningly frank in their discussion, were discovered in the private papers of Duncan Sandys, Mr Macmillan's defence secretary, by Matthew Jones, a reader in international history at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Jul 08 07:39

57 Years Ago: U.S. and Britain Approved Use of Islamic Extremists to Topple Syrian Government

BBC reports that – in 1957 – the British and American leaders approved the use of Islamic extremists and false flag attacks to topple the Syrian government:

Nearly 50 years before the war in Iraq, Britain and America sought a secretive “regime change” in another Arab country… by planning the invasion of Syria and the assassination of leading figures.

Newly discovered documents show how in 1957 [former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom] Harold Macmillan and President Dwight Eisenhower approved a CIA-MI6 plan to stage fake border incidents as an excuse for an invasion by Syria’s pro-western neighbours, and then to “eliminate” the most influential triumvirate in Damascus.

Jul 07 08:20

Child abuse files lost at Home Office spark fears of cover-up

A dossier compiled by an MP detailing allegations of a 1980s Westminster paedophile ring is one of more than 100 potentially relevant Home Office files destroyed, lost or missing, it has emerged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

They must use the same back up system the IRS does!

Jun 28 09:59

UK urged by human rights groups to tell all on U.S. rendition flights to Diego Garcia

Human rights groups seeking to confirm the use of a British overseas territory as a US secret prison have uncovered evidence previously undisclosed to the government confirming that more planes were involved in the extraordinary rendition of terrorist suspects around the world than had been admitted.

Based on assurances from the US, the British government has consistently denied the claims. However, experts believe ministers’ denials do not square with the testimonies of several of those held by the US, including an opponent of Colonel Gaddafi, Abdul-hakim Belhadj, and his pregnant wife, Fatima Boudchar, who claim they were detained on Diego Garcia in March 2004.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Memo to all world leaders: in light of the fact that the US government routinely lies to its own people (even from one department of the government, the IRS, lying to another, Congress), please be assured that you have been - and will be - lied to consistently by the US government.

"Assurances" mean nothing to these people; if you do not have the ability to verify what they are saying, don't believe those assurances.

Agents of the US government will say whatever they say to get whatever they want, then gloat secretly that they have pulled the wool over the eyes of their allies yet again.

Will there be blowback by the UK when this knowledge becomes public?!? Absolutely.

But what is worse, is that the United States of America tortures, which is absolutely immoral, illegal, by our own legal statutes, and demonstrates to the world that the US government defiles the Constitution and Bill of Rights when it tortures prisoners of war.

Such torture also demonstrates that the rule of law; the values of democracy; and morality are only observed when these values do not "get in the way of doing business."

But I would like to hope that those precious few adults in the bowels of power in DC understand the following; when the US tortures, it gives carte blanche for other countries around the world to torture both American military members, and civilians.

To those of you who have family or friends in the military, please chew on that for awhile, won't you?!?

Humankind has known, since the time of the Inquisition, that torture only gets the tortured person to "confess" to whatever the torturer wants to hear, just to get the torture to stop, but rarely achieves actionable information.

So if the American military and intelligence personnel understand this, why do they still indulge in this barbaric behaviour?!?

Because they can hurt people, and get away with it with impunity, which has to be one gigantic "rush" for those very psychologically maimed individuals who enjoy it.

Jun 26 06:54

The homelessness crisis in England: a perfect storm

Last year, 112,070 people declared themselves homeless in England – a 26% increase in four years. At the same time, the number of people sleeping rough in London grew by 75% to a staggering 6,437. Why? A £7bn cut in housing benefit, welfare reforms and a huge lack of affordable housing

Jun 26 06:45

Historians reveal secrets of UK gun-running which lengthened the American civil war by two years

New historical and archaeological research is shining an embarrassing light on one of the darkest periods of British foreign policy.

Investigations by a leading Scottish maritime historian have succeeded, for the first time, in locating the main secret British headquarters of the American Civil War Confederate government’s transatlantic gun-running operation.

Other research, carried out over the past decade, has revealed the extraordinary extent to which substantial sections of Britain’s business elite were working with impunity to help the slave-owning southern states win the Civil War – despite the fact that Britain was officially neutral and had outlawed slavery almost 30 years earlier.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The reason Britain was assisting the Confederacy had nothing to do with slavery and everything to do with Abraham Lincoln funding the war with a government-issued currency instead of borrowing bank notes at interest from private bankers.

"If this mischievous financial policy, which has its origin in North America, shall become endurated down to a fixture, then that Government will furnish its own money without cost. It will pay off debts and be without debt. It will have all the money necessary to carry on its commerce. It will become prosperous without precedent in the history of the world. The brains, and wealth of all countries will go to North America. That country must be destroyed or it will destroy every monarchy on the globe." -- The London Times responding to Lincoln's decision to issue government Greenbacks.

In 1872 New York bankers sent a letter to every bank in the United States, urging them to fund newspapers that opposed government-issued money (Lincoln's greenbacks).

"Dear Sir: It is advisable to do all in your power to sustain such prominent daily and weekly newspapers... as will oppose the issuing of greenback paper money, and that you also withhold patronage or favors from all applicants who are not willing to oppose the Government issue of money. Let the Government issue the coin and the banks issue the paper money of the country... [T]o restore to circulation the Government issue of money, will be to provide the people with money, and will therefore seriously affect your individual profit as bankers and lenders." -- Triumphant plutocracy; the story of American public life from 1870 to 1920, by Lynn Wheeler

"It will not do to allow the greenback, as it is called, to circulate as money any length of time, as we cannot control that." -- Triumphant plutocracy; the story of American public life from 1870 to 1920, by Lynn Wheeler

"Slavery is likely to be abolished by the war power, and chattel slavery destroyed. This, I and my European friends are in favor of, for slavery is but the owning of labor and carries with it the care for the laborer, while the European plan, led on by England, is for capital to control labor by controlling the wages. THIS CAN BE DONE BY CONTROLLING THE MONEY." -- Triumphant plutocracy; the story of American public life from 1870 to 1920, by Lynn Wheeler

The private banking families of Europe had been horrified at the upstart United States throwing off the slavery of the Bank of England, then darting to shut down the first two attempts to re-enslave them to private central banks (the first such shut down triggered the war of 1812 and the second the attempted assassination of Andrew Jackson).

The banking families of Europe saw in the Civil War a chance to end Lincoln's greenbacks and with a Confederate victory, bring the United Stares back into the clutches of a predatory banking system where all commerce must be carried out using bank notes borrowed at interest from the bankers; the very system the United States had fought a revolution to be free of.

"The refusal of King George 3rd to allow the colonies to operate an honest money system, which freed the ordinary man from the clutches of the money manipulators, was probably the prime cause of the revolution." -- Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father

At one point, both Britain and France considered invading the United States ion support of the Confederacy but were held at bay by Russia, which had just ended the serfdom system and had a state central bank similar to the system the United States had been founded on.

Britain's gun-running to the Confederacy was never about the slavery of the blacks, but about the slavery of all people to the private central banks.

Jun 26 06:17

Iran, Britain Start Measures for Reopening Embassies

Speaking to reporters here in Tehran on Wednesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham reminded that measures to mend the Tehran-London relations started with the step-by-step moves made by the two sides since last September when the two foreign ministers met each other on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meeting in New York, which eventually led to the appointment of non-resident charge d'affaires.

The spokeswoman expressed the hope that the two states would "promote their non-resident to resident charge d'affaires in a bid to facilitate affairs and start a new phase in mending their ties".

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel is not going to like this at all. Get ready for an Iranian "terror" attack (nudge nudge wink wink say no more).

Jun 25 11:17

London Arms Race As Protesters Crowdsource To Buy A Water Cannon To Take On Boris Johnson

"London's has purchased three water cannon for the Met Police's armoury against austerity protesters this year. Surely it's only fair the people had one too?"

This is the question being asked by protesters who are furious at Boris Johnson's announcement that he bought three water cannon for the Metropolitan Police at a cost of £218,000.

Now, London is facing a water cannon arms race, as protesters launched a crowdfunding project on the StartJoin platform aiming to raise £30,000 to buy police-grade riot control weaponry.

Jun 25 09:30

BP to sign US$20 billion gas deal with China

P is due to sign a 20-year Liquefied natural gas supply deal Tuesday worth US$20 billion with China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC), said BP's head in Moscow on Tuesday.

"BP will be signing a deal with Chinese CNOOC. It will be a 20-year term contract for trading liquefied natural gas (LNG) worth $20 billion dollars," said BP Group Chief Executive Bob Dudley during a press conference at the 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow.

In recent years the growth in demand for natural gas has led China to become the third largest LNG importer and to accelerate development of its LNG. China consumed 161.6 billion cubic meters of natural gas in 2013.

News about the deal highlights the country's strong will for greater LNG imports for its urbanization and industrialization without having the environmental impact of China's power generation through coal.

Jun 24 19:29

Royal Navy frigate intercepts Russian vessel in the Baltic after warship strays close to Nato-protected waters

A Royal Navy warship intercepted a Russian military vessel that strayed close to Nato-protected waters in the Baltics in an echo of the Cold War.

HMS Montrose, a Type 23 frigate, was taking part in a multinational exercise off the Danish coast when she was dispatched to investigate an unidentified surface ship picked up on radar.

Despite choppy seas and 30 knot winds, the crew identified the unknown ship as the 104-metre-long Steregushchiy-class frigate RFS Soobrazitelny skirting Danish waters as it sailed west in the Baltic Sea.

Jun 23 06:51

Terror Created by British Intelligence Will Be a Threat for “Many Years”

British intelligence directly responsible for handling and protecting terrorists

Jun 22 06:37

The Bank Of England Lost 755 Tonnes Of Gold In 2013

According to the official 2014 report, the BoE had 755 tonnes less gold in their vaults in February 2014 relative to February 2013.
However, when we look at UK’s net gold trade over this period (March 2013 – February 2014), we can see 1593 tonnes were exported.
GLD’s stock lost 451 tonnes over this period.
This leaves a gap of 392 tonnes (1593 minus 1201), which had to be supplied by additional LBMA or private vaults in London.

Jun 20 07:50

Britain to sign yuan clearing deal with China next week

Britain and China will sign an agreement next week to set up the first clearing service for renminbi trading outside Asia, putting London in a prime position to offer yuan trade business in Europe.

Jun 20 07:40

"De-Dollarization" Continues - China Starts Direct Trade With UK

Following the initial de-dollarization meeting, there has been a slew of anti-dollar moves around the world (including Gazprom's shift of 90% of its clients to non-dollar payments). However, on the heels of the "anti-dollar alliance" discussions yesterday, DW reports that China would start direct trade between the renminbi and the British pound on Thursday. China's Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) confirmed Sterling and yuan would be directly swapped without using the US dollar as an intermediary.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Right now, it would make sense to both acquire small, untraceable amounts of silver coins, and identify those skills you can barter when the dollar goes under.

And right now, it appears to me that this event will be happening sooner rather than later; leadership in Russia and China understand, very clearly, that the one way to drive the US economy, already reeling, morally and fiscally, from these horrific pre-emptive wars,into oblivion, is to do every bit of trade possible without using the US dollar.

I would almost be willing to bet that we will see this trend escalate around the world, and rapidly.

Jun 19 09:47

Ed Miliband - A Shameless Zionist In Our Midst

As the Brits were expressing their disapproval of ‘Red Ed’ and his clumsy politics, the Labour leader found the time to socialise with the Jewish Lobby. The following is Ed Miliband’s speech to LFI (Labour Friends Of Israel), the same Zionist Lobby group that funded Blair’s government as it drove Britain into a criminal war in Iraq.

In his speech, Ed Miliband affirms his deep Zionist affiliation. The verdict on his reign is clear, Miliband should never have been the leader of a major British political party. He would have been better suited for a position as a local Rabbi or a part time job as an Israeli consular.

Jun 17 05:56

British embassy in Iran to reopen as Iraqi crisis deepens

William Hague says diplomatic base in Tehran to be restored as west looks to Iran to help tackle Isis-led insurgency in Iraq

Jun 11 09:09

Revealed: Thousands of Irish orphans were used as ‘drug guinea pigs

Over 2,000 care-home kids were secretly vaccinated against diphtheria in the 1930s in medical trials undertaken by international drugs giant Burroughs Wellcome, Irish media reveal. Among the testing sites was a recently discovered mass grave.

The medical records cited by the Irish Daily Mail show that some 2,051 children and babies across several Irish care homes may have been subjected to the practice.

Michael Dwyer, of Cork University’s School of History, found the data after foraging through tens of thousands of archive files and old medical journals. What he did not find is whether any consent was gained for these alleged illegal drug trials or any records of the effects on the infants involved.

Dwyer discovered that the tests were carried out shortly before the drugs were made readily available in the UK. The homes involved included Bessborough, County Cork, and Sean Ross Abbey in Roscrea, County Tipperary.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

As both an Irish American and someone who loves kids, my heart was breaking, upon reading this.

Children need love, tenderness, structure, and a healthy self-worth to thrive into adulthood. These mass graves were a definite testament to the reality that these care homes had something big, and horrific, to hide, which I suspect was the sheer numbers of kids who died from side-effects of the early diphtheria immunizations.

And for all of you parents out there, when you are been "encouraged" to vaccinate your little ones; please do the due diligence.

Read about side-effects, and perhaps, take a look at the least destructive time in a kid's life cycle for a specific vaccination.
Ask your pediatrician if the vaccine they are using contains thymerisol, a form of mercury, which is a poison to young immune systems.

Jun 11 06:42

Trouble for Merkel: Berlin Divided in Spat over EU Commmission

The appointment of the next leaders of the EU Commission has divided Europe, raising the specter that Britain could leave the bloc. London is an important ally to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and it is likely she will seek to broker a deal.

Jun 09 09:09

‘Anti-homeless spikes’ outside London flats spark outrage on Twitter

Metal spikes many believe have been installed to deter homeless people from sleeping in an alcove outside a block of flats in London have sparked outrage on Twitter, after pictures of the building went viral.

Andrew Horton, 33, of Woking, Surrey, took a picture of the studs outside of the block of privately-owned flats on Southwark Bridge Road in the borough of Southwark as he walked to work on Wednesday.

Mr Horton told The Telegraph he believed the studs have been put in place to prevent homeless people from sleeping there.

“I can’t say for certain but it certainly looked like they were placed there to deter homeless people. It’s dreadful.”

Jun 05 09:26

Hundreds Evacuated From Shard After Fire Alert

Smoke was found inside the tallest building in Western Europe, leading to 900 people being evacuated from the London landmark.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Any second that building is gonna collapse, right into its own footprint. Just like World Trade Building 7. Any second. Any second now. Has BBC announced its collapse yet? Any second. Any moment now, gonna come right down... Let's go get a Watney's!"

Jun 05 06:30

Britain offers tanks and 1,000 troops for Nato show of strength against Putin

Britain has offered NATO an armoured battle group including up to 25 tanks to join exercises in Poland as a show of force against Vladimir Putin.

The deployment would see as many as 1,000 British soldiers join Nato forces for war games across the border from Ukraine later this year.

The offer was disclosed as David Cameron prepares to meet the Russian president on Thursday and wrangling over the Ukraine crisis seems certain to dominate world leaders’ visits to the D-Day anniversary events.

The diplomatic storm over Ukraine continued as Barack Obama condemned Moscow’s “dark tactics”, while Mr Putin hit back against American aggression.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

These "war games" by NATO appear to be the prelude to a shooting war against Russia.

Just because a war against Russia would be the most ham-fistedly, pig-headedly wrong thing to do to in response to Putin's accepting Crimea's request to align with Russia after the Ukrainian putsch, is absolutely no guarantee that NATO, Europe, and the US won't do it.

NATO, the US, and the West, is encircling Russia in a geopolitical/military vice-grip. And if, once there are US and NATO troops on the ground in Ukraine (and I wouldn't bet against it even right right now), Moscow may feel compelled to respond militarily in kind.

It would not take much to get the fires of war stoked here; one tiny miscommunication; one tiny misperception, and things could escalate completely out of control.

I would like to hope that the adults in the room in Europe, the US, and NATO think very soberly about what their next move should be.

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