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Jul 21 11:23

UNSC resolution endorses Iran’s nuclear program: Analysts

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich : The United States has not changed its attitude towards Iran. Tactics change but goals don’t. Iran has negotiated in good faith but must expect mischief from the U.S.

The UN Security Council (UNSC) on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing the Iran nuclear deal and paving the way to lifting longstanding sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

– UNSC unanimously votes in favor of lifting Iran sanctions

– All 15 members of UNSC vote in favor of lifting sanctions against Iran

– All UN nuclear-related sanctions against Iran will be removed in 90 days from UNSC approval.

– Any P5+1 country can raise what it considers violation of conclusion.

Jul 21 10:32

5,000 naked anti-gay protesters to greet President Obama in Kenya

And now for something completely different!

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 21 (UPI) -- An anti-gay political party in Kenya plans to protest against U.S. President Barack Obama by greeting him with 5,000 "totally naked" protesters for his "open and aggressive support for homosexuality."

The Republican Liberty Party's "main objective is for him to see and understand the difference between a man and woman," according to a party statement.

Jul 21 09:14

New Video Shows Eruption of Riot at West Baltimore Intersection

Newly released surveillance camera footage from the Baltimore riots shows chaos erupting at North and Pennsylvania avenues, where a crowd breaches and loots stores, destroys police vehicles and sets fires while police stay on the fringe of the action.

Jul 21 07:12

11-minute video: Japan awakes to being an economic slave colony of the US, approaching revolution

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tip: Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange and economist Marc Abela

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW_Bs7xHLL4&feature=em-subs_digest

Economist Marc Abela explains in the video that Japanese are awakening to the fact that their government serves interests other than those of the Japanese people:

Prime Minister Abe works for increasing and ongoing financial support of US unlawful and lie-began wars, including keeping the US military on bases in Japan.
Abe works for increased domestic surveillance similar to the US and UK.
Japan, as all former imperialist nations, creates what they use for money as debt. These mechanics are like adding negative numbers forever, and cause increasing, unpayable, tragic-comic total debt.
Despite Japan’s debt, they are a leading buyer of US debt with $1.2 trillion.
Robotics is not leveraged to decrease work time, but used to drive wages down and cause the people to work ever-increasing hours to survive.

Jul 20 16:23

Suelo: The Man Who Quit Money

Daniel Suelo lives in caves in the canyonlands of Utah. He survives by harvesting wild foods and eating roadkill.

He has no job, no bank account and does not accept government welfare. In fact, Suelo has no money at all.

Suelo may have shunned all the trappings of modern American life, but he is not an isolationist.

Since abandoning money in 2000, the former cook from Moab, Utah has remained an active member of his community and avid blogger.

Jul 20 15:42

Fuck Drupal!

Obviously other folks are having problems with Drupal.

Jul 20 12:38

U.S. Murder Rate Plunges as Guns in Public Proliferate

The number of Americans carrying concealed firearms has exploded in recent years, and contrary to the narratives and fearmongering peddled by anti-gun-rights activists, the sky did not fall. In fact, according to the most recent data, not only did the sky not fall, murder rates and violent crime over the same period have plunged dramatically — demolishing the claims of gun-control proponents, while bolstering the pragmatic case for even broader proliferation of public firearms ownership.

Jul 20 11:45

A light at the end of the pro-Israel tunnel?

If Jeremy Corbyn wins leadership of the UK Labour Party foreign policy could take a turn for the better

Note how the UK Government will not lift a finger to break the crippling 8-year siege of Gaza or protect humanitarian flotillas from Israeli assault on the high seas, but would happily bomb the hell out of Libya, Syria or anywhere else the US/Israel axis points its finger.

Jul 20 09:31

This outstanding response to the MP’s pay rise is food for thought

Do you remember the story about the patient who went to hospital on Friday night and didn’t get seen by a Doctor until Monday morning? Me neither….

Jul 19 22:08

What If Everything You Were Ever Taught Was A Lie?

By: Gregg Prescott, M.S.

www.in5d.com.

There is a war going on right now and it doesn’t involve guns or the military industrial complex.
It’s a war on consciousness and most people are clueless that it even exists.

In the beginning… there was religion and government.
It is blatantly obvious that religion has been teaching either half truths or full out lies, right from the start. According to the Christian bible, God created Adam and Eve and told them to be fruitful and multiply.

Based under this premise, we would all be the products of incest.

Jul 19 21:46

FLASHBACK: Bush's Mysterious 'New Programs'

Not that George W. Bush needs much encouragement, but Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales a new target for the administration’s domestic operations -- Fifth Columnists, supposedly disloyal Americans who sympathize and collaborate with the enemy.

“The administration has not only the right, but the duty, in my opinion, to pursue Fifth Column movements,” Graham, R-S.C., told Gonzales during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Feb. 6. 2006

Jul 19 19:03

British Royal Nazi Salute – a Sign of the Times

The British royal family is up in arms – excuse the pun – over old video footage that shows the young Queen Elizabeth giving a Heil Hitler salute. A photograph published on its front page by British tabloid newspaper The Sun has caused a storm of controversy, with the British monarchy denouncing it as an invasion of privacy. But the real significance is that the image shows how Western so-called democracies were – and still are – so close to embracing fascism.

There was a consensus among Britain’s ruling class during the 1930s that quietly but enthusiastically endorsed Hitler and fascism as a bulwark against democracy and socialism in particular.

Jul 19 14:52

Germans Demonstrate in 14 Cities Against Merkel’s Tough Stance on Greece

Germans, angry at their government’s handling of Greek debt negotiations and what they perceive to be unfair treatment against Greece, have organized demonstrations in 14 German cities, including a large one outside the German finance ministry in Berlin— seat of Dr. Wolgang Schauble.

Jul 19 11:16

Hillary’s secret war

Does she really think the American voters will overlook her criminal behavior and put her in the White House where she can pardon herself?

Recently, in conjunction with my colleagues Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne, I read the transcripts of an interview Ms. Browne did with a man named Marc Turi, and Ms. Herridge asked me to review emails to and from State Department and congressional officials during the years when Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state.

What I saw has persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Mrs. Clinton provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress in a venue where the law required her to be truthful. Here is the backstory.

Mr. Turi is a lawfully licensed American arms dealer.

Jul 18 22:19

The Nuclear Agreement; Fantasies vs Facts

Iranians are celebrating the prospects of a long awaited relief from the economic pain that the sanctions had imposed upon the nation. While they blame the United States government for what they believe to have been an unjustified and unfair treatment, they are divided as to what the true motivating factors could have been behind America’s animosity toward Iran.

The majority opinion points to America’s insatiable appetite for a hegemonic control over the region and its energy resources. A much smaller segment of the population comprising of the more educated elites, believe that Israel and its Zionist supporters in the United States have been at the helm and steering America’s foreign policy in the Middle East toward Israel’s preferences, even at the expense of America’s own strategic interests.

Jul 18 11:30

Iran Deal: Ploy for Future Sabotage?

All in all, it is incontestable that the US and Israel are the foremost belligerents, aggressors and destabilizers throughout the world. These imperial forces relentlessly target countries like Iran that simply seeks to exercise its right to self-determination. This self-evident truth is plainly discernable and hidden in open view if one took the care to read through the hubristic musings of imperial-oriented think tanks that have set the West on an endless warpath towards Armageddon.

Jul 17 20:43

The Rise of Concealed Carry

How many people are licensed to carry concealed guns in your state? The Crime Prevention Research Center has released a paper with the numbers, finding that the number of permit holders has risen 15.4 percent in the last year alone.

Jul 17 12:59

Public Trust In The Establishment Has Shattered

Public faith in politicians and their puppet corporate media has been slowly declining for decades thanks to the efforts of dissidents, researchers and activists, and now for the first time the scales have tipped as trust in the establishment is at a record low.

Jul 17 10:55

Syriza Leader Calls for Pan-European Anti-Austerity Movement

Marina Prentoulis spoke with teleSUR and said support for the Syriza-led government is more important than ever. Marina Prentoulis, spokesperson for Syriza in the U.K., told teleSUR in an exclusive interview Thursday that what is needed is a “pan-European movement” capable of confronting the power of European capital and the neoliberal agenda of European leaders. The Greek parliament voted Thursday in favor of reform measures required by a deal reached between the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Greece's creditors. Prentoulis argued the Greek government was under extraordinary pressure and that alone there was little it could do to resist the demands of European leaders.

Jul 17 10:55

Lapavitsas Calls for Exit as the Only Strategy for Greek People

In an intense speech in Athens, Costas Lapavitsas says the Syriza plan was to achieve radical change within the Eurozone - and that's impossible.

Jul 17 09:31

Apache Stronghold caravan seeks to save sacred site from mining giant

The San Carlos Apache community held a rally in Tucson, Ariz., to save Oak Flat, a sacred site in the Tonto National Forest that is endangered by a planned copper mine

Jul 16 14:35

Iran’s Long-Game Diplomatic Strategy

Iran has sought negotiations with the U.S. for two decades, but both Democratic and Republican administrations favored hostility demanded by Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Now that Iran nuclear deal is completed, the attention of Western news media and political commentators is predictably focused overwhelmingly on the opposition to the agreement within the U.S. Congress and from Israel and the Saudi-led Sunni Arab coalition.

That media lens misses the real significance of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which is that Iran succeeded in negotiating an agreement with the United States that upheld its national right to a nuclear program despite the obvious vast disparity in power between the two states. That power disparity between the global hegemon and a militarily weak but politically influential regional “middle power” has shaped not just the negotiating strategies of the two sides during the negotiations but, more importantly, how they came about in the first place.

Jul 16 14:31

Who’s Next for Berlin’s Financial Blitzkrieg?

The financial terms dictated to Athens over the latest so-called bailout is nothing less than the subjugation of a sovereign country to the dictate of German banks. The troubling question for several European states is: who’s next?

Jul 16 11:27

Greece: PM Tsipras Banishing Ministers Opposing Sellout to Creditors, Syriza Sharply Divided

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned after being pushed out – replaced by Euclid Tsakalotos.

After leaving, he said he’s no longer under “incredible pressure to negotiate for a position I find difficult to defend…”

He cited the “complete lack of any democratic scruples (displayed by) the supposed defenders of Europe’s democracy. (V)ery powerful figures look you in the eye and say ‘(y)ou’re right in what you’re saying, but we’re going to crunch you anyway.”

Paying dominant bankers and large creditors like Germany alone matters – no matter the pain and suffering inflicted on millions of Greeks helpless against the war on their well-being.

Make no mistake. What’s happening in Greece signifies what’s ongoing throughout Europe, America, Canada, and other countries, heading for getting much worse – ending social justice to enrich monied interests more than ever, and at the same time, destroy what remains of democratic rights. Financial tyranny rules!

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Tsipras ran on a platform opposed to austerity, backed up by the recent referendum, sold out his party and his people to the money-junkies and is now executing a Stalinist purge against members of his own party still supporting those principles on which Tsipras campaigned!

This is why no politician can be trusted, ever, other than to do what they are paid to do by their masters in the banks.

During the French Revolution, the bankers went to the Guillotine long before King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

That was not merely by chance!


Jul 16 11:12

WHY THE US FED GOV JUST CAN NOT SAY NO TO WAR

I urge anyone who reads this to watch the video above called All Wars Are Bankers Wars that will reinforce my stance and opinion into a more digestible understanding of the how and why and greed and inhumanity, as there is far more going on here than I can put into this already over lengthy op-ed and I will now explain why and how we keep the wars going and in doing so make a small cartel of banksters richer… for here is the crux of it all and HERE is an example of exactly how I understand what happens…

Jul 16 10:23

Greek riots: Petrol bombs thrown in Athens as Greece votes through austerity reforms - live video stream

The bill fuelled anger in the governing Syriza party and led to a revolt by its members against the prime minister Alexis Tsipras, who has insisted the deal was the best he could do to prevent Greece from catastrophically crashing out of Europe's joint currency.

The vote came after an anti-austerity demonstration by about 12,000 protesters outside parliament degenerated into violence as the debate was getting under way on Wednesday night.

Riot police battled youths who hurled petrol bombs for about an hour before the clashes died down.

Demonstrations are continuing today as Greece seeks urgent relief from European lenders.

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Jul 16 10:22

Violence in Athens After Painful Bailout Deal Passed

Greece awoke with a political hangover on Thursday after parliament approved a stringent bailout program, thanks to the votes of the pro-European opposition, amid the worst protest violence this year.

The vote, vital to unlocking emergency financing from European partners as early as Thursday, left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras weakened by a revolt in his leftist Syriza party but clinging to power for now.

Jul 16 09:48

Guy Threatens To Shoot Out With Sheriff

Guy posts a video saying he will be in a standoff with the Sheriff's department in Michigan due to a pending eviction, and he fully expects to be killed.

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See the article about the 1968 Credit River Case below.

Jul 16 09:20

Sweet Cakes by Melissa raises record amount of cash on crowdfunding site

Americans are wakin up.They have had it with the so-called homosexual rights movement and put their money where their mouths are!

Supporters of the Oregon bakery Sweet Cakes by Melissa are putting their money where their mouth is.

A crowdfunding campaign for the embattled business has eclipsed $350,000 in little more than two months – a record amount on the Continue to Give site, The Washington Times reports.Jesse Wellhoefer, founder of Continue to Give, said the Sweet Cakes effort has raised more than any previous campaign on behalf of individuals in the three-year-old crowdfunding website's history, the Times said.

Coupled with $109,000 raised through GoFundMe and an undisclosed amount raised through Samaritan's Purse, online donors have contributed upwards of $450,000 to help bakery owners Aaron and Melissa Klein in their legal battle with a state agency that found they discriminated against a lesbian couple when they refused to make them a wedding cake.

Jul 16 04:39

The World Rebukes Netanyahu

In a rare rebuke to his bullying, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to stop the United States and five other world powers from reaching an agreement to constrain but not eliminate Iran’s nuclear program. Yet, Netanyahu still is dominating how the U.S. public and congressional debate is being framed, with Iran accused of regional “aggression” in four countries.

There is little truth and much exaggeration to Netanyahu’s depiction of what is going on in the Middle East. Yet, the U.S. mainstream media mindlessly reprises Netanyahu’s falsehoods...

Netanyahu’s reference to “Iran’s aggression,” which is now becoming a conventional-wisdom talking point in Official Washington, was curious since Iran has not invaded another country for centuries. In 1980, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq – at the urging of Saudi Arabia – invaded Iran. But Iran has not invaded any of the four countries that Netanyahu cited.

Jul 16 04:34

US/Israeli/Saudi ‘Behavior’ Problems

There is a madness in how the mainstream U.S. media presents the world to the American people, a delusional perspective that arguably creates an existential threat to humanity’s survival. We have seen this pattern in the biased depiction of the Ukraine crisis and now in how Official Washington is framing the debate over the Iranian nuclear agreement.

In this American land of make-believe, Iran is assailed as the chief instigator of instability in the Middle East. Yet, any sane and informed person would dispute that assessment, noting the far greater contributions made by Israel, Saudi Arabia and, indeed, the United States.

The larger issue for the American people is what to do with this insane political-media system that dominates Official Washington. Either these powers-that-be are detached from reality or they are deceitful propagandists who think they can manipulate us with lies and distortions.

Jul 16 04:27

A Review of GAZA WRITES BACK — Gary Corseri

I have sometimes thought that if wars could be shown in slow-motion, we could put an end to this barbarism that gives the lie to all claims of “civilization” and “humanity.”

GAZA WRITES BACK is one of those very rare books that depicts war in slow motion.

The 23 stories here, written by 15 young authors (from late teens to early 30s, all but three female) were compiled to commemorate the 5-year anniversary of “Operation Cast Lead”—the name Israel gave to its 2008-2009 campaign to once more (but not finally) “mow the lawn” in Occupied Palestine—mostly, in this case, in Gaza.

It is a book that vivifies and personalizes the horrors, but also adumbrates the gnawing losses, the indelible memories.

Jul 15 21:54

A Nation Torn: Greece Grapples With 'Humiliating' Austerity Deal

"The scene in Athens is explosive," King's College London professor and Syriza central committee member Stathis Kouvelakis wrote for Jacobin Wednesday afternoon.

Both in and outside of Greek Parliament, tensions are running high.

A largely peaceful anti-austerity rally was disrupted at one point by an hour-long clash between anti-austerity protesters and police, leading to about 50 arrests.

Jul 15 17:03

Thomas Jefferson Warned Us…

Centuries ago, Thomas Jefferson gave the American people this warning: “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.” -- Central banks (all over the world), are apparently using this method of conquest…

Jul 15 16:57

Martial Law in the United States: How Likely is it, and What will happen under Martial law?

The march towards martial law is something that is often ignored by the general public, often labeled as Quackery or something belonging on conspiracy websites. But what’s happening in this country is exactly what our founders warned us about, and martial law is something they took very, very seriously.

Jul 15 12:52

Athens ablaze: Angry Greeks throw petrol bombs at riot police as MPs debate new EU bailout

Hooded protestors threw petrol bombs at helmet-clad riot police as the Greek people's seething anger against the European Union (EU) reached boiling point.

Police responded by hurling tear gas canisters at the huge mob, who have gathered outside the country's parliament in an enormous protest against its international creditors.

Inside, MPs have been locked in the commons chamber since midday, debating the punitive conditions of an EU bailout deal.

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Jul 15 11:36

Pepper spray, teargas employed as Greek protest against bailout deal marred by scuffles

An anti-austerity rally attended by thousands of protesters gathering outside of the Parliament in the Greek capital has spiraled into clashes with police, who are deploying pepper spray and tear gas against Molotov cocktails and rocks.

Jul 15 11:23

Greek deal poisons Europe as backlash mounts against 'neo-colonial servitude'

'It is now perfectly clear to a lot of people that the only way out of neo-colonial servitude is to break free of monetary union,' said one Syriza rebel

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Note how anyone who refuses the "blessing" of Private Central Banks is deemed a "rebel" by the presstitutes and whorespondents of the corporate media!

Jul 15 10:22

Texas Launches Gold-backed Bank, Challenging Federal Reserve

The State of Texas is setting up a gold-backed bank that will allow depositors to bypass the controversial Federal Reserve System and its fiat currency in banking and commerce, according to the state representative who authored the recently enacted law. Under the measure, passed overwhelmingly by lawmakers and signed in mid-June by Republican Governor Greg Abbott, Lone Star State officials will establish and operate the Texas Bullion Depository for anyone who would like to deposit and trade in precious metals. The implications are as big as Texas.

Jul 15 09:35

‘Draconian’ new strike legislation could bankrupt Labour – union chiefs

Union bosses have accused the government of attempting to starve the Labour party of funds, as the Conservative Party unveils the biggest crackdown on trade union rights Britain has seen since 1985.

Jul 14 19:06

H.L.Mencken Quote

The most dangerous man to any government is........

Jul 14 12:41

AUDIO INTERVIEW & ARTICLE: Civil War II

AFP AUDIO INTERVIEW

Although June was undoubtedly not a good month for Americans proud of the heritage, culture and traditions ensconced in this country, founded and made successful by white northern Europeans over four centuries ago, the assault on the Confederate battle flag and the activist Supreme Court decisions sanctioning Obamacare and gay marriage are only encouraging many patriots across the country to take a stand.

When the self-proclaimed expert on “hate,” manifested through their “hate ratings,” the Montgomery, Alabama-based Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), reared its ugly head to attack a 19-year member of law enforcement and married father of three young children, simply for his membership in a Southern heritage organization, the organization struck back.

Jul 14 06:12

SANTA CRUZ COUNTY DECIDES TO DO AWAY WITH BIG BANKS

The Board of Supervisors in Santa Cruz County, California, have taken a bold step. The County has decided that they will not do business, including investment services or bond issuances, with five major banks that the Justice Department found to be associated with felonious acts in May of this year.

Jul 14 06:07

IT STARTS: GREEKS REBEL AGAINST BAILOUT, RISK COLLAPSE

Greece’s union of civil servants, Adedly, called for a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, and for a series of demonstrations, the first one tonight at Syntagma Square, just below the Parliament, and another one on Wednesday evening, when Parliament is expected to vote on the new, even tougher, and immensely hated bailout package. The union for local government employees, Poe-Ota, also called for a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, the AFP reported. Two other demonstrations against austerity and the “euro” are planned for Monday night, one organized via social networks, the other by Antarsya, an anti-euro party that didn’t make it into Parliament.

Jul 13 19:52

Greece goes on strike: Civil service workers announce 24-hour walkout after government gives in to creditors... as summit insider reveals leaders' furious rows in tense talks

Greek civil service workers have announced a 24-hour strike in the wake of today's bailout deal amid insider claims that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was 'crucified' during marathon overnight talks.

The union, Adedy, wants workers to protest the terms of the agreement Tsipras negotiated with Greece's creditors when their country's parliament votes on the measures needed to receive a crucial third bailout on Wednesday.

While striking a deal was considered vital to securing Greece's future within the euro and preventing the country's economy collapsing, Tsipras agreed to rush key measures on tax hikes, pension reforms, and a debt repayment fund through parliament.

An eurozone official was quoted by the Financial Times as saying: 'They crucified Tsipras in there. Crucified.'

Jul 13 15:44

Israel Frees Khader Adnan

He hunger struck for justice and prevailed - for 55 painful days leaving him close to death. He was arrested and detained nine times before - held administratively uncharged and untried because he committed no crimes, an innocent man punished for wanting to live free.

Jul 13 14:46

Billionaire Warns Of Bloody Revolution

Jul 13 12:07

Native Tribes Declare Sovereignty from Maine After Failed Social Experiment

Due to Governor Paul LePage launching direct political and environmental attacks against the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy tribes of Maine, leaders of those tribes have recalled their representatives from the state legislature and are asserting their sovereignty from the State of Maine. “The Maine Indian Land claims Settlement act has failed and we cannot allow ourselves to continue down the path,” Chief Francis said. “We’re saying it’s a failed social experiment.”

Jul 13 10:52

4,500 supporters of the Confederate flag create a spectacular EIGHT-MILE convoy in Florida to protest against the inflammatory symbol being taken down

Thousands of supporters of the Confederate flag have risen up - creating an eight-mile convoy of cars, motorbikes and pick-ups all displaying the controversial symbol.

Horns blared and flags fluttered from the 1,500 vehicles taking part in the Florida Southern Pride Ride on Sunday.

Protesters against the parade fired at least six gunshots towards the convoy but no one was injured, reported wftv.

Jul 10 18:25

US-Israeli Imperialists Plot Downfall of Syria and Iran

Obama’s ascendance to the White House was merely a public relations facelift, serving to make the American-Zionist Empire’s bloodthirsty aims more palatable to a war-weary public.

Jul 10 16:58

What the South was really fighting for in the Civil War

All wars are Bankers Wars!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKnF1HEUwuo

A Video I made to show you the real truth behind what the Civil War was fought for in the South and it was against a horrible tarriff and for Independence.

Jul 10 15:55

RAW: Hundreds fiercely clash with police in Kashmir after prayers

Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in the heart of Srinagar city in Indian-administered Kashmir on Friday after congregational prayers. Protesters threw stones at security forces, demanding that all political prisoners in Indian-administered Kashmir be released before Eid, later this month.

Jul 10 12:28

Someone Pull The Plug Or This Will End In War

Yes, it’s still entirely possible that Tsipras submitted this last set of proposals knowing full well they won’t be accepted. But he’s already gone way too far in his concessions. This is an exercise in futility.

It’s time to acknowledge this is a road to nowhere. From where I’m sitting, Yanis Varoufakis has been the sole sane voice in this whole 5 month long B-movie. I think Yanis also conceded that it was no use trying to negotiate anything with the troika, and that that’s to a large extent why he left.

Yanis will be badly, badly needed for Greece going forward. They need someone to figure out where to go from here.

Just like Europe needs someone to figure out how to deconstruct Brussels without the use of heavy explosives. Because there are just two options here: either the EU will -more or less- peacefully fall apart, or it will violently blow apart.

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Jul 10 11:58

London trains shut down in rail worker strike

British rail workers took part in a strikes yesterday, after massive votes in favour in three separate disputes—on the London Underground (LU) subway network and Great Western Railways, which serves the west of England and South Wales. Some 81 percent of LU drivers turned out in a vote that approved strike action by 98 percent. The whole London network was at a standstill, the first time since 2002 and services to the west were suspended on many lines, with just one train per hour between London and Bristol.

Jul 10 11:31

Poll: Majority of Americans Support States Opting Out of Federal Programs

A recent Rasmussen poll indicates a growing number of Americans agree with James Madison and support state refusal to cooperate with the federal government.

Jul 10 08:33

The Lincoln controversy…

As Thomas DiLorenzo and a number of non-court historians have conclusively established, Lincoln did not invade the Confederacy in order to free the slaves. The Emancipation Proclamation did not occur until 1863 when opposition in the North to the war was rising despite Lincoln’s police state measures to silence opponents and newspapers. The Emancipation Proclamation was a war measure issued under Lincoln’s war powers. The proclamation provided for the emancipated slaves to be enrolled in the Union army replenishing its losses. It was also hoped that the proclamation would spread slave revolts in the South while southern white men were away at war and draw soldiers away from the fronts in order to protect their women and children. The intent was to hasten the defeat of the South before political opposition to Lincoln in the North grew stronger.

Jul 10 08:31

Florida county removes Confederate flag, flies it again after public outcry

Marion County commissioners bowed to public outrage after taking down the Confederate flag and on Tuesday raised the flag once again outside the county's government complex.

Jul 09 18:40

Gaza is ‘a recurring threat to peace’!

The British taxpayer, yet again, picks up the tab for the wreckage left behind by Israeli war crimes. It’s a paltry sum considering the Israelis caused damage estimated at $6 billion. If it wasn’t for the rotten windows of Lord Davies’ mansion and his crumbling bell tower we could afford to give more.

Jul 09 18:26

30-second video: Officer powerfully honors Oath to US Constitution - this path stops .01% crimes, looting, lies

*hyperlinks/video live at source*

hat tip: Activist Post

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcvyaK2E37M

This unidentified law officer models exactly what Americans need to experience and express to reclaim our virtuous republic.

America currently suffers from .01% “leaders” in government, banking/finance, and corporate media who execute literal “Crimes against Humanity” that intentionally murder human beings by the tens of millions each and every year. The .01% choose policies of crimes centering in war and debt (what they fraudulently call “money”) that create conditions for these tens of millions to die gruesomely slow and painful deaths from war and debt-induced poverty, while ignoring their promises to the world over decades to end global poverty with just 0.7% of the developed nations’ income (Americans want to give up to 10%).

Most of the millions of victims are children.

The Emperor’s New Clothes obvious, overwhelming, irrefutable evidence:

Jul 09 09:04

“Payback’s a Bitch”: Rural Wisdom and the Gathering Storm

The furor over the Confederate flag, think I, has little to do with the Confederate flag, which is a pretext, an uninvolved bystander. Rather it is about a seething anger in the United States that we must not mention. It is the anger of people who see everything they are and believe under attack by people they aren’t and do not want to be—their heritage, their religion, their values and way of life all mocked and even made criminal.

The talking heads inside Washington’s beltway, in editorial suites in New York, do not know of this anger. They do not talk to people in Joe’s Bar in Chicago or in barbecue joints in Wheeling. They are cloistered, smug, sure of themselves. And they are asking for it.

Jul 09 06:44

Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt – Chris Hedges

On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges and Paul Jay discuss the role of violence in revolution and the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Jul 09 05:08

Pope Francis calls for a New World Order BEFORE dollar collapse

The Pope is running around the planet making an impassioned call for a “new economic and ecological world order where the goods of the earth are shared by everyone”.

Jul 08 16:00

Anti-Austerity Action in The City of London

In the following exclusive video report, we get to see anti-austerity action reaching the belly of the beast in the heart of The City of London.

Activists have managed to get inside of a building and get anti-austerity messages prominently displayed in one of the wealthiest areas of the British capital.

Numerous people have been reported to have committed suicide as a result of the austerity cuts that have taken place in the UK. Meanwhile, others have been killed as an indirect result of the cuts.

Greece just voted to reject austerity measures that would have been forced upon the country by foreign creditors. Let us hope they can begin to turn things around…

Jul 08 11:42

Prepare for Economic Collapse: Oath Keepers Calls for Emergency Summits

While speaking recently at the First Annual Oath Keepers Awards Banquet in New York, Founder and Director of Oath Keepers Stewart Rhodes issued an urgent directive to all Oath Keeper chapters across the country to hold an Emergency Summit by state in order to prepare for an economic collapse.

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Jul 08 10:22

IN TIMES OF WAR: A PRAYER FOR PEACE - CLAIRE K. RIV

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Jul 08 09:49

#BlockTheFactory: One Year After Gaza War, Protesters Shut Down Drone Plants

Marking the one-year anniversary of the 2014 attack on Gaza, protesters in the United Kingdom and Australia on Monday shut down four drone factories owned by the biggest arms company in Israel, Elbit Systems.

Jul 08 09:17

Greece – The Triumph of Democracy – the first day of a New Beginning

Congratulations! – With a resounding “OXI” = “No” – with 61% the Greek rejected the troika imposed austerity. They joined a majority of economists worldwide, including from the IMF, who also know that austerity doesn’t help recovery – and certainly doesn’t wipe out debt, the noose around a country’s neck.

But – what does the decisive no-vote mean for the 39% yes-voters? – Do they want more of austerity? – Hardly. Or were they manipulated with fear-mongering by the mostly privately owned western media, which also dominate Greece?– Blackmailed by the threats of Brussels? – Were they afraid of what’s next? – Western presstitute media propaganda for a “yes” vote, spiked with fear, threats and purposeful confusion was horrendous.

Jul 08 09:14

Greece: The Pearl Cast Before Swine

The Greece referendum was a victory, and a victory can do wonders even to wet and wobbling leaders. It would be a shame to cast the pearl of Greece to the banker swine.

How to beat banksters at their own game?

Jul 08 08:49

Toronto Protest Unites Environmental, Labor, and Indigenous Movements

Sanjay Talreja reports on the July 5th March for Jobs, Justice & the Climate in Toronto, Canada.

Jul 08 08:01

Greece Refuses Pound of Flesh


I find it somewhat amusing how bankers who make billions from financial manipulations have the gall to lecture Greece that they must accept an austerity plan. These are people who fly in private jets (while lecturing us about global warming) and buy mansions far away from the diversity they proclaim to love. These same people dare to lecture the elderly in Greece that they must work into their old age so that these shysters can get their pound of flesh.

Jul 08 07:08

The revolt spreads - 'We don't want Western institutions to dictate us what to do' - South Africa's Zuma

With the current world bank system having been established a while ago, time has come for new financial institutions to be developed globally, South Africa's President Zuma told RT. BRICS and its New Development Bank is one of such alternatives, he said.

"We've had these old banks that have been established many years back. The world has moved, it has developed. For a number of years we've been calling for the transformation of financial institutions, globally," President Jacob Zuma said in an interview with RT's Sophie Shevarnadze.

Jul 07 23:00

Greek ‘No’ Vote Spurs Wider Resistance

Greek voters rebelled against Germany and the dominant powers of Europe by rejecting demands for more austerity, but the Greek resistance also is resonating across the Continent, emboldening other hard-pressed countries tired of Depression-like conditions.

Despite an unprecedented fear campaign, brave Greeks plunged the European Union into a moment of reckoning with a deafening “no” to “bullying,” “terrorism,” and “humiliation” – or more precisely, 61 percent voted against and 39 percent for creditors’ terms that would have condemned not just Greeks, but millions of other Europeans to another decade of austerity and hardship.

Jul 07 14:51

Gun sales spike in June

Background checks for gun sales spiked 11% in June compared to last year, making it the busiest June ever, according to the FBI’s background check data.

Jul 07 13:31

California Sheriff Responds to Federal Overreach: Strips US Forest Service of Power of Enforcement in His County

There are many constitutional sheriffs in America, those that stand for the rights of the people and defend those rights, even when it means that are facing a behemoth federal government hell bent on infringing those rights. One such sheriff is Sheriff John D’Agostini of El Dorado County, California. Sheriff D’Agostini has had enough of the US Forest Service and has decided to strip them of any “perceived authority” they have of enforcing state law within the county.

Jul 07 10:54

Obama Talks Escalation, But Officials Say ISIS War Strategy Unchanged

In his latest protracted speech about the ISIS war, President Obama insisted that the war is continuing to go well, citing thousands of ISIS fighters killed, and talked up escalating airstrikes against ISIS in Raqqa, insisting that the recent attacks “proved” ISIS would eventually be destroyed.

That “eventually” could be a long time indeed, as Obama described the conflict as a “generational struggle” that would be one at some unspecified point in the future. In the meantime, it’s all airstrikes, and bragging about body counts.

Pentagon officials, however, say that the basic ISIS war strategy are unchanged, beyond an increase in the number of airstrikes in recent days. Officials continue to maintain that, despite mounting losses on the ground, the existing strategy is the right one.

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I woould like to kindly remind Pentagon spokespersons of one major fact here: you cannot win what is essentially a ground war from the air.

So I have to ask the questions: what is really going on here, and what is really the desired outcome?!?

Jul 07 08:31

Greek ‘No’ Vote Spurs Wider Resistance

Despite an unprecedented fear campaign, brave Greeks plunged the European Union into a moment of reckoning with a deafening “no” to “bullying,” “terrorism,” and “humiliation” – or more precisely, 61 percent voted against and 39 percent for creditors’ terms that would have condemned not just Greeks, but millions of other Europeans to another decade of austerity and hardship.

Jul 07 08:10

Syriza MP: It’s Time to Take Over the Banks

Costa Lapavitsas says Syriza needs to nationalize the banks and the Greek people detest the oligarchs who control big business and the media

Jul 07 08:09

Upside down economics of debt, poverty, unemployment: Ready to seize solutions, or need more pain?

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“If people were really self-interested, they would stop trying to be individualistic.” - John B. Cobb, founder of Seizing an Alternative conference (and here, videos here)

Economic Hitman John Perkins’ 2-minutes on today’s neo-colonialism capitalism:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-dsiufhMu0

Demonocracy’s 2-minutes on what the US national debt looks like if shown in actual amounts of $100 bills:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKpVlDSIz9o

Clarke and Dawe’s 2-minute comedy on European debt crisis:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5QwKEwo4Bc

Earth economics is upside down.

Accelerating technology can and should provide:
more personal freedom from labor,
more beauty in infrastructure and nature,
greater joy in our freedom to create and explore our beautiful, powerful, and diverse virtues (something like “resource-based economics” as researched by The Venus Project).

Jul 07 07:57

Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt – Chris Hedges

On Reality Asserts Itself, Chris Hedges discusses his new book with Paul Jay.

Jul 07 07:30

Message to the people of Greece - From The UBUNTU Party

This is your moment to become a free sovereign nation of abundance on every level of human endeavor. We urge the people of Greece to use this opportunity to finally escape the enslavement of the global banking elite and start creating everything you need for yourselves, instead of creating financial wealth for the corporations and banks that own your country. Greece belongs to its people - not to the central bank or the EU Bank or the IMF or the World Bank. The people do everything - the money does nothing - but enslave the people.

Whatever you do, do not fall for the lies, bullying, blackmailing and threats of the banking elite. They have nothing except fancy buildings - you have the people and the will to become a shining light of resistance against the elite who are nothing more than an organized crime syndicate that has taken our countries hostage through their privately owned banks.

Jul 07 07:14

Foreclosure Mill Attorney J. Will Eidson Runs From Cameras During Inspection of Deutsche Bank Original Note.

8 July update from Ms. Erickson: The blank unendorsed note is what Valerie states proves is now a securities fraud instrument good or fake. The prospectus of the trust states it has to be endorsed into the trust. It says to send it in blank and then deposit it into the trust along with the assignment, that never happened and stayed on county records in Long Beach name until Rebecca Dietrich, a Chase employee signed by power of attorney for DBNTC seven years after the trust closed.

I have long wondered about this because a Note can't be in two places at once, think about it. I know there is some Decisional law on this so I'll start looking into it. I think Erbobo v. Wells Fargo touches on this:
http://stopforeclosurefraud.com/2013/05/02/kaboom-wells-fargo-bank-n-a...

Jul 06 22:02

No, sweet no

The astounding NO vote that swept every part of Greece will take time to digest and understand and its meaning also depends on how the Europeans respond. But here are some immediate reactions.

The scale of the majority surprised everyone I have spoken to here in Athens as it bust the polls. Its definite, unarguable nature is a relief. This was no close-run majority that the other side could claim is illegitimate. Nor was it a mere party vote as many more supported NO than have backed Syriza.

Jul 06 22:01

From 'No' to 'Yes': Rejection of Austerity Just Beginning of European Battle

Even with a historic political victory in his pocket after seeing his nation vote overwhelmingly against the imposition of further austerity in exchange for a new loan package from foreign creditors on Sunday, Yanis Varoufakis, the outspoken finance minister of Greece's Syriza-led government, announced his resignation on Monday morning.

In a statement posted to his personal blog, Varoufakis said he "shall wear the creditors' loathing with pride" after it was made clear to him that his "absence" from future talks was urged by negotiating members of the so-called Troika—the European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund.

Jul 06 14:30

Martial Law Concern About Jade Helm Is “Racist… Because We Have a Black President”

The media is trying to paint conspiracy theorists worried about Jade Helm martial law as racists...

Basically, the Washington Post says constitutionalists are just upset that there is a black president, not that there have been creeping violations of our rights by government.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jul 06 13:40

Net closes on Israeli rights activist as watchdog takes up his case

Marianne Azizi describes the environment in which Israeli rights activists have to work, where children are commodities in a state-sponsored lucrative business and where you can be locked up for protesting.

Jul 06 09:33

Protest near Birmingham ‘closes factory for Israel drones’

A pro-Palestinian demonstration in the UK has shut down a factory near Birmingham, which makes drones for Israel, reports say.

Jul 06 09:21

Why Bernie Sanders praises Greek 'no' vote

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders praised the Greek people for voting down austerity measures that would lead to new loans for the country in crisis.

Sen. Sanders (I) of Vermont said in a statement that the spending cuts European creditors wanted Greece to make would do more harm than good, becoming the first presidential candidate to weigh in on the issue, according to the Huffington Post.

Jul 06 09:21

Portugal's socialists get boost from Greek referendum

The Greek referendum result is giving heart to anti-austerity parties in other countries.

Portugal's main opposition Socialist Party, which will bid for power in elections due in three months' time, says Greece's troubles show that a new approach is needed to the eurozone's financial difficulties.

Jul 06 09:11

Greece: People Repudiate the 1%-ers

The people of Greece have rejected austerity with an emphatic “No” in a referendum. The corporate media reacted predictably. Reuters depicted Greeks as defying Europe.

The language in the Reuters piece was palpably biased. It portrayed Greeks as having “overwhelmingly rejected conditions of a rescue package” [italics added] put together by “creditors” and “lenders.”

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Jul 06 08:43

Greece’s fight is for democracy in Europe. That’s why we must support it

Martin Schulz, the European parliament’s president and a so-called social democrat, whose attitude towards democracy can be generously described as ambiguous, called for the removal of Greece’s elected government in favour of a technocratic government.

It wasn’t bluster. That’s what the EU and the markets previously pulled off in Greece and, yes, in Italy: however much justifiable distaste exists for Silvio Berlusconi, it should have been his own people who removed him. In Greece itself, the oligarch-owned “free media” acted as a political machine (sound familiar?), pumping out relentless propaganda in favour of capitulating to the creditors’ demands. An alliance between Greece’s economic elite and the EU great powers told the Greek people: however tough your lives have been in the last few years, your world will cave in unless you acquiesce. And still the Greek people voted no – not narrowly, but overwhelmingly.

Jul 06 04:06

Bankers Plan to Raid Deposits After Greeks "Rise Up Against Debt Bondage"

More austerity and new rounds of loans? Voters in Greece’s emergency referendum were overwhelmingly against it. Whatever happens next, they stood up to the authoritarian tactics of the European Union. Hurrah.

Greeks voted overwhelmingly to reject creditors’ proposal of more austerity measures in return for rescue loans, in the country’s first referendum in 41 years Sunday.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Jul 05 14:39

Greece Resoundingly Rejects Austerity In Referendum On Bailout Deal

Greeks on Sunday decisively rejected a bailout deal proposed by the country's international creditors, which demanded new austerity measures in return for emergency funds. The vote amounted to a stinging rebuke of the austerity measures imposed on Greece since 2010.

Jul 05 14:21

Greeks defy Europe with overwhelming referendum 'No'

The astonishingly strong victory by the 'No' camp overturned opinion polls that had predicted an outcome too close to call. It leaves Greece in uncharted waters: risking financial and political isolation within the euro zone and a banking collapse if creditors refuse further aid.

But for millions of Greeks the outcome was an angry message to creditors that Greece can longer accept repeated rounds of austerity that, in five years, had left one in four without a job. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has denounced the price paid for aid as "blackmail" and a national "humiliation".

Jul 05 13:54

The Story Behind the Iconic Photo of the Man who Defied Hitler & the Nazis by Refusing to Salute

In what can only be described as one of the most iconic photos of World War II, a lone man, August Landmesser, is seen refusing to be caught up in tha nationalistic Nazi fervor, as he stands with his arms crossed, stone faced, as the rest of the crowd engages in the mandatory “seig heil” salute. The salute, meaning hail victory, was an exhibition of loyalty to Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party, and was mandatory for all German citizens.

Jul 05 08:55

Wikileaks Exposes How TISA Will Gut Financial Regulations All Over the World

It’s almost impossible to keep anything secret these days – not even the core text of a hyper-secret trade deal, the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), which has spent the last two years taking shape behind the hermetically sealed doors of highly secure locations around the world. According to the agreement’s provisional text, the document is supposed to remain confidential and concealed from public view for at least five years after being signed! But now, thanks to WikiLeaks, it has seeped to the surface.

Jul 05 08:23

Greece and Other Musings On July 4th

If you become stuck in a boring July 4 hot air speech, distract yourself with this question: Are the values that Western civilization allegedly represents still extant? You don’t need to get heavy into philosophy. See if you can find any of the professed values reflected in current events.

Jul 05 08:19

Austrians Sign Petition to Leave European Union

With the financial crisis in Greece reaching a fevered pitch, many have wondered what might happen to the European Union if their most debt-riddled member jumps ship. Will it cause a domino effect of defaulting nations, equally interested in leaving this unnatural union? It’s hard to say how it all might pan out, but it’s important to note that anti-EU rhetoric isn’t limited to Greece. Calls to leave the Union are being heard in unexpected places.

Jul 05 04:15

‘OXI!’: Greek solidarity protesters interrupt Merkel’s speech

A speech by German Chancellor Angela Merkel was interrupted by a group anti-austerity protestors, who chanted ‘No’ in Greek in support of a negative vote in Greece’s Sunday’s referendum on whether to accept the harsh bailout demands of its creditors.

The incident occurred when Merkel was just about to begin her speech at an event in Berlin dedicated to her Christian Democratic Union Party’s 70th anniversary.

Jul 04 11:55

Ukrainian radicals stage massive march, demand end of ceasefire in E. Ukraine

Ultranationalist Right Sector activists and other Ukrainian radicals rallied in the center of Kiev on Friday.

Jul 04 10:25

Peacekeeper 2.0 - Smartphone App Ushers in Peer-to-Peer Protection

By Activist Post

The state of police work in the U.S. continues to be called into question...

People are beginning to look to technology as a possible solution.

We previously reported on a community response app called Peacekeeper. Designed for smartphones, the app was built to encourage connectivity with your neighbors, family and friends in order to establish a network filled with people who already have earned your trust. The creators call this concept "Peer-to-Peer Protection."

As Americans celebrate the concept of independence, today July 4th, please read the latest updates on this project, watch their video, and learn how we can work together to fundamentally decrease our misplaced dependence on centralized security...

Jul 04 08:24

Fleming: What Life Was Like in 1776

Those Americans, it turns out, had the highest per capita income in the civilized world of their time. They also paid the lowest taxes—and they were determined to keep it that way.

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The problem is that money-junkies cannot feel they are rich until they make everyone else poor.

Jul 04 08:06

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

"That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Jul 04 06:53

July 4: US military & police: Impose martial law on all Americans, or arrest .01% criminal psychopath ‘leaders.’ Your call

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

hat tips: Video Rebel (and here), and Tragedy & Hope.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zFcIx30Pic

“Crimes against humanity” include any of the following acts committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:
murder;
extermination;
enslavement;…
the crime of apartheid;
other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury.
– International Criminal Court (ICC)

Jul 04 05:23

Mass demonstration opposes austerity in Greece

Ahead of Sunday’s referendum a massive protest took place in Athens Friday evening, in opposition to the austerity programme of the European Union (EU) and International Monetary Fund.

In a show of defiance, tens of thousands of people packed Athens’ central Syntagma Square in front of the parliament building. The main sentiment expressed by the crowd was a determination to end years of austerity. Among them were many young people.

Jul 03 14:26

Neil Young invites Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir to Open for ‘The Monsanto Years’ Show

Sharing their opposition to Monsanto and Starbucks and Walmart, Reverend Billy and the 40 singing-activists join forces with the radicalized rocker on Tuesday, July 21, at Jones Beach Theater in New York. Accompanying Neil Young is the band “Promise of the Real,” with Lukas and Micah Nelson, sons of Willie Nelson.

Jul 03 11:04

Why Is Charleston Called The “Holy City”?

A resident shares his views on the title and demonstrators.

Jul 03 08:41

Greek solidarity protests across Europe ahead of referendum LIVE UPDATES

Thousands of protesters in European cities are rallying in solidarity with Greece ahead of the weekend referendum on a cash-for-reform deal with creditors.

Jul 03 07:36

260,000 Austrians sign EU exit petition, forcing referendum debate in parliament

Over 260000 Austrians have signed a petition calling for the EU exit for the country, and now the Austrian parliament must discuss a referendum on the issue

Jul 02 20:27

July 4: Liberty and Justice for all? 20,000 dead children daily from preventable poverty as .01% demand war and debt in a world of plenty

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

“Crimes against humanity” include any of the following acts committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the attack:
murder;
extermination;
enslavement;...
the crime of apartheid;
other inhumane acts of a similar character intentionally causing great suffering or serious bodily or mental injury.
- International Criminal Court (ICC)

The US Declaration of Independence is honored for asserting unalienable rights of “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” for each and every human being. The most cruel violation of these cherished ideals is intentional policy for ~20,000 children to die slow, painful, gruesome deaths from preventable poverty each and every day.

Full documentation of all poverty facts is here; main points:

Jul 02 11:39

Activists Campaign for Binding Human Rights Treaty at the UN

Friends of the Earth International and other activists from the Campaign to Dismantle Corporate Power and the Treaty Alliance, a growing global alliance of civil society groups, are campaigning for a legally binding international treaty to prevent and remedy corporate human rights abuses.

Jul 02 10:35

British Government Strike Law Most ‘Oppressive In The Developed World’

British trade union laws are the most restrictive in the developed world. This is a legacy of the Thatcher years, with legislation passed between 1979 and 1997, which made it harder for unions to gain recognition and raised the bar for ballots on strike action, requiring 40 percent turnout, making it much harder for unions to go on strike.

Jul 02 09:16

British Government Strike Law Most ‘Oppressive In The Developed World’

British trade union laws are the most restrictive in the developed world. This is a legacy of the Thatcher years, with legislation passed between 1979 and 1997, which made it harder for unions to gain recognition and raised the bar for ballots on strike action, requiring 40 percent turnout, making it much harder for unions to go on strike.

Jul 02 08:56

FREEDOMPALOOZA

FREEDOMPALOOZA 2015 will be July 2nd thru the 5th

$25 Per Day or $50 DONATION for entire 3 day weekend.

Donations go toward expenses.

FREE CAMPING included with admission and encouraged.
You can come early and set up camp Thursday night on the second

FREE - Children 12 yo and under

FREE parking - Please car pool where possible.

Please help us out by bringing $5s & $10s

Location and Info
Johnny Mac's American Grill
Tel# 610 847 1286
9755 Easton Road
Kintnersville, PA 18930

Jul 01 21:03

‘Untouchable’ Israel continues to cripple Gaza with its sea blockade

Welcome to the latest chapter in a long tale of unspeakable cruelty.

Israel’s military thugs are once more raiding mercy ships on the high seas in an effort to prevent humanitarian aid reaching the 1.8 million souls in shattered Gaza.

Jul 01 17:01

Greece Surrenders its Sovereignty to Brussels

The Syriza government is backing down after the realization that Brussels will declare economic war on Greece by deliberately trying to plunge the country into total ruin, far worse than the sanctions imposed on Russia. This is a sad day for the entire world. It is a terrible example that the Troika is the new equivalent of a Roman Triumvirate – the death of democracy. Europeans will remember this day for it is when national sovereignty died.

Jul 01 14:57

US church votes to boycott Israel over occupation of Palestine

One of the largest Christian Protestant denominations in the United States has overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.

Jul 01 14:57

Chicago teachers’ union blocks fight against layoffs, offers to impose pay freeze

The contract covering about 28,000 teachers and paraprofessionals in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system expires at midnight July 1. Negotiations between the district and the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) for a one-year contract continue as Mayor Rahm Emanuel works with the Democratic led-legislature and Republican Governor Bruce Rauner to implement austerity measures to cover the district’s $1 billion budget shortfall and hundreds of millions in pension payments.

Jul 01 14:08

British Government Strike Law Most ‘Oppressive In The Developed World’

British trade union laws are the most restrictive in the developed world. This is a legacy of the Thatcher years, with legislation passed between 1979 and 1997, which made it harder for unions to gain recognition and raised the bar for ballots on strike action, requiring 40 percent turnout, making it much harder for unions to go on strike.

Jul 01 13:30

Thousands rally in austerity demonstration in Athens

In Athens’ main Syntagma Square, more than 10,000 people gathered Tuesday evening to call for a “Yes” vote in Sunday’s referendum on EU austerity measures in Greece. Many demonstrators carried European Union and Greek flags, as well as pro-EU placards, shouting, “Greece, Europe, Democracy” or “Save Democracy, Yes to Euro”.

Jul 01 13:27

US, Saudi must be held accountable for war crimes: Peace activist

The international community must hold the United States and Saudi Arabia accountable for their war crimes and violation of human rights, peace activist in Oregon says.

Jul 01 13:16

SAD! Video shows Americans Have No Idea Why They Are Celebrating the 4th of July

With Americans set to celebrate Independence Day this weekend, Mark Dice illustrated that many beachgoers in San Diego don’t even know when the Declaration of Independence was signed or what the 4th of July even represents.

Jul 01 12:43

Growing momentum in US to Isolate Israel: Researcher

The growing movement in the United States to isolate Israel is an effective strategy to force the “fascist” regime to retreat from occupied Palestinian territories, according to a researcher in South Africa.

Jul 01 12:39

Backlash mounts against government attack on Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Today’s Australian editorial consists of a furious and largely incoherent defence of the extraordinary campaign conducted by the Abbott government and the entire stable of Murdoch-owned newspapers against the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). It conveys frustration about the fact that the ABC is being widely defended on the grounds of freedom of speech and fundamental democratic rights.

Jul 01 11:03

Rejecting Israeli Narrative, Freedom Flotilla Campaigners Say Tasers Were Part of Violent Assault on Ship

Directly contradicting initial reports from the Israeli Navy that the boarding of a Swedish vessel traveling to break the blockade of Gaza was an “uneventful” incident, campaigners reported Tuesday that several people on board, in fact, were violently treated and shot with tasers.

Jul 01 09:52

Massive anti-austerity rally in Athens

Jul 01 09:49

Interview of an American militiaman "Texas": If come to attack people's homes, don't be surprised if you get killed"

Jul 01 08:38

As Iran nuclear deadline passes, narrative battle heats up

The real issue holding things up is whether the Americans have the "political will" to make that leap, to agree in writing to its obligations (without 100 caveats) and the courage to face their sprawling bureaucracy whose bread-and-butter is the 'sanctions industry' and the 'Iranian enemy.' says Sharmine Narwani

It’s D-Day in Vienna, and the parties sitting across the negotiating table still haven’t ironed out terms to settle a 12-year standoff over Iran’s nuclear program. Expect this deadline to be missed. And prepare for a lot of hot air to fill its space.

The “hot air” is calculated narrative-spin from a range of players that seek to 1) scuttle a deal, 2) increase pressure/create leverage at the negotiating table, or 3) frame an upcoming agreement in language favorable to one side.

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