EUROPE

Nov 14 14:38

Ireland Goes Bust, Irish Bank Run

There was a bank run in Ireland on Wednesday. LCH Clearnet, a London based clearinghouse, surprised the markets by announcing it would increase margin requirements on Irish debt by 15 percent. That's all it took to send investors fleeing for the exits.

Nov 14 09:01

Obama is president of extra-judicial killing, says ex-Guantánamo inmate

US PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s attempts to reach out to Muslims have been an "utter failure" given his broken promises on several issues including closing Guantánamo Bay detention facility, former inmate Moazzam Begg has said.

Begg, whose organisation, Cageprisoners, recently expanded its work to include the highlighting of extra-judicial killings, particularly the use of drone strikes, argued little had changed despite Obama’s promises. "We say that Bush was the president of torture, but Obama is the president of extra-judicial killing.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The issue of US extrajudicial assassination, now being heard by the US Supreme Court, puts the entire American concept of judicial due process at extreme risk.

If the Supreme Court sides with the administration, it will then be open season on anyone who even has the most peaceful, mildest (and logical) disagreements with the policies of this, or any subsequent, administration.

I absolutely abhor what Anwar al-Awlaki has allegedly said.

But at the same moment, I do have the faith that it is still possible that the US judicial process, fairly applied, can provide justice, even for a person like Awlaki.

This country is either a country of laws, or a country of people: it cannot be both.

Nov 14 08:10

Ireland's young flee abroad as economic meltdown looms

Many young people are seeking to emigrate rather than face a life of hardship as the republic lurches towards financial collapse

Nov 14 06:25

Nazis Were Given ‘Safe Haven’ in U.S., Report Says

Eric Lichtblau
NY Times

WASHINGTON — A secret history of the United States government’s Nazi-hunting operation concludes that American intelligence officials created a “safe haven” in the United States for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II, and it details decades of clashes, often hidden, with other nations over war criminals here and abroad.

Nov 13 12:02

German people in unprecedented rebellion against government

But by Sunday night, those same police officers were begging the protestors for a respite.

Nov 12 22:09

WHICH “HUMAN” RIGHTS DO YOU CALL FOR?: - KOUROSH ZIABARI

I couldn’t understand the relationship between a set of sanctions which are aimed at what is claimed to be Iran’s “controversial” nuclear program and the mental health of thousands of patients who are suffering from different kinds of psychoses all around the country.

Nov 11 14:08

WESTERN MEDIA FRIGHTENED OF THE ‘F’ WORD IN ITS ISRAELI CONTEXT

By Alan Hart — My Catbird Seat

There is a debate in Israel about whether the Zionist state is on the slippery slope to fascism or is already fascist. As far as I am aware the mainstream Western media has not drawn any attention to this:

It was Albert Einstein, the father of modern physics, who, along with 27 other most influential Jews, first warned of the danger of the rise of fascism in Israel. In a letter to the Editor of The New York Times published on 4 December 1948, when Menachem Begin was soliciting support in America, they said this:

Nov 11 09:38

Nation states are dead: EU chief says the belief that countries can stand alone is a 'lie and an illusion'

The age of the nation state is over and the idea that countries can stand alone is an ‘illusion’ and a ‘lie’, the EU president believes.

In one of the most open proclamations of the goal of a European superstate since the heyday of Jacques Delors, Herman Van Rompuy went on to denounce Eurosceptism as the greatest threat to peace.

Nov 11 08:01

Nude Protest: Airport Body Scanners in Germany

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Germans remember what it is like to live in a dictatorship and have the courage to oppose it now.

Nov 11 07:39

German people in unprecedented rebellion against government

1000 injured in nuclear protests, police at breaking point

Nov 11 06:00

LETTER TO THE BRITISH LIBERAL DEMOCRATS - STUART LITTLEWOOD

Israel’s current foreign minister, ex-bouncer Avigdor Lieberman, is a convicted child-beater and has been variously described as “a virulent racist” and “a certified gangster”. He directly violates international law by living in one of Israel’s illegal settlements. “If you liked Mussolini, if you were missing Stalin, you’ll love Lieberman,” a member of Israel’s Meretz party observed.

Nov 11 04:46

ZIONISM: The Need For Israeli Jews To Feel Frightened –ALAN HART

BY KOUROSH ZIABARI

Kourosh Ziabari: In your recent article “Zionism and Peace are Incompatible” you reach a point where you state “if it is the case that American presidents are frightened of provoking Israel, the conclusion would have to be that the Zionist state is a monster beyond control and that all efforts for peace are doomed to failure.” Is it really the case that Israel possesses an uncontrollable, disproportionate power which enables it to violate the international law and enjoy immunity from being held accountable before the international community? What’s the source of this unwarrantable power and influence?

Alan Hart: Let’s start with Reality Number One.

Nov 09 12:48

How Zionists Divide and Conquer

Nov 09 09:40

German people in unprecedented rebellion against government

Like the Roman legions vanquished in the Teutoburger Wald in Lower Saxony in 9 AD, the 17,000 police officers that marched into the woods around the nuclear storage facility in Gorleben in northern Germany on Sunday morning looked invincible. Police personnel from France, Croatia and Poland had joined in the biggest security operation ever mounted against protestors against the a train carrying nuclear waste to a depot in an isolated part of Lower Saxony’s countryside. Helicopters, water canons and police vehicles, including an armoured surveillance truck, accompanied an endless column of anti-riot police mounted on horses and also marching down the railway tracks into the dense woods.

Nov 08 09:16

'The US Has Lived on Borrowed Money for Too Long'

In an interview with SPIEGEL, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble, 68, criticizes US calls for Germany to reduce exports, outlines his plans for an insolvency framework for indebted European nations and the emphasizes the significance of the German-French axis for Europe.

Nov 08 08:44

Israel implicated in US spy scandal in Sweden.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Not only the U.S. spies on people in Sweden, Israel with the help of the Swedish National Security Police and the police in Stockholm spy on people in Sweden as well.

This may be illegal for the Security and Stockholm police to take part in as well as being illegal for Israel to carry out in Sweden at least. The Security Police spokesperson claims not to have known about it.

Translation coming.

Nov 06 20:45

EU proposes online right 'to be forgotten'

Websites could be compelled to delete all data held on users at their request, if new European laws come into force.

Nov 06 09:05

U-turn on smoking ban as Holland ALLOWS lighting up in 2000 bars and pubs

Smokers in the Netherlands will now be able to light-up again in over 2000 of the country's small owner-operated bars or pubs.

The partial over-turning of the blanket ban, which was introduced in 2008, is a huge victory for for smokers' rights campaigners who had argued that the blanket ban was driving small bar owners out of business.

An incoming coalition government in the country has allowed the partial lifting of the ban for pubs which are less than 743.5 sq ft in size and which are staffed solely by the owner.

Nov 06 01:30

UN WILL BE JUDGED ON WHETHER IT UPHOLDS PALESTINIAN RIGHTS

In particular, it is time, after 43 years, to acknowledge the intolerable burdens of prolonged occupation on a civilian population.

Richard Falk --

As this is my last report to the General Assembly in my term as Special Rapporteur on the Situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 it seems appropriate to describe some of the special difficulties that have faced the mandate-holder in discharging the functions of the position.

Nov 05 16:45

Fall of former UK minister exposes Labour's fascist election strategy

Yvonne Ridley views the demise of former British Minister of State for Borders and Immigration Phil Woolas against the background of the Labour Party's racist and fascist election strategy under suspected war criminal Tony Blair and his successor, the now defeated ex-Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Nov 04 16:28

AIPAC LAUDS RE-ELECTION OF PRO-ISRAEL STALWARTS

Pro-Israel group AIPAC (American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee), hails success for supporters on both sides of the political divide, as well as election of three new Jewish members of Congress; polls shows 66 percent of U.S. Jews voted Democrat.

America’s largest pro-Israel lobby group on Wednesday hailed the results of midterm elections in the U.S. which saw staunch supporters re-elected to Congress on both sides of the party political divide.

Nov 04 11:14

CIA lawyer: U.S. law does not forbid rendition

Daniel Pines, an assistant general counsel at the CIA, has asserted in a law journal that the abduction of terrorism suspects abroad is legal under U.S. law, even when the suspect is turned over to countries notorious for torture.

“There are virtually no legal restrictions on these types of operations,” Pines asserts in the current edition of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal.

“Indeed, U.S. law does not even preclude the United States from rendering individuals to a third country in instances where the third country may subject the rendered individual to torture. The only restrictions that do exist under U.S. law preclude U.S. officials from themselves torturing or inflicting cruel and unusual punishment on individuals during rendition operations, or rendering individuals from a place of actual armed conflict or occupation -- all of which prove to be narrow limitations indeed,” Pines writes.

Nov 03 18:00

A FEAR MONGER AND A WAR MONGER

Despite your claims and twisting of the truth, Mr. Murdoch, the threats faced today are not “part of an ongoing war against the Jews.” The threat is the fear mongering which supports your war mongering.

By Paul Balles — My Catbird Seat –

Nov 03 17:17

Murdoch: a warmonger and a fear monger

Paul J. Balles views the deception and fear mongering employed by News Corporation chief Rupert Murdoch at a gathering of the venomous US "Anti-Defamation League" to rally support for Israel.

Nov 03 17:16

Murdoch drums up "war" where propaganda collides with truth

Stuart Littlewood analyses Rupert Murdoch’s speech to the US Zionist hate peddling "Anti-Defamation League", in which the media magnate regurgitated Israel’s propaganda lines. He argues that Murdoch’s imaginary "war against the Jews" is "merely the flashpoint where propaganda lies finally collide with the sickening truth about Israel".

Nov 03 06:35

UNANSWERED QUESTIONS IN THE YEMEN TERROR SCARE

By Barry Grey (Source: Global Research)

In what has become a regular feature of American public life—especially on the eve of major elections—the airwaves were taken over Friday by breathless reports of a new terror threat. It is impossible to determine how much is fact and how much is fiction in the ever-expanding claims being made regarding two packages from Yemen allegedly containing high explosives and addressed to two synagogues in Chicago.

But the very fact that the decision was made, undoubtedly at a very high level, to give such massive media coverage to the alleged plot—before any concrete details were being reported and entirely on the basis of unsubstantiated claims made by, for the most part, anonymous officials—is sufficient reason to adopt a highly skeptical attitude.

Nov 03 00:48

The Morgenthau Plan

The plan was to wipe the entire German race off of the planet. Only the Germans had the brain power, and orgazational skills to defeat the satanic Ashkenazim's plan to take over the world. That is why millions of us were slated to die.. Churchill wanted every last one of us dead.

This article is David Irving's Introduction to the Morgenthau Plan.

Nov 01 06:13

IS RUPERT MURDOCH IGNORANT OR AN AGENT OF ZIONIST DECEPTION? - ALAN HART

The entire story of the danger of extermination was invented in every detail and exaggerated a posteriori to justify the annexation of new Arab territory

Oct 30 13:04

A brief history of time..

Learn from the history. No more wars!

Oct 30 12:38

WWIII

A reminder of what war means last time we were at it. When bankers have got their geld, we was left with this...

Oct 30 02:59

IS RUPERT MURDOCH IGNORANT OR AN AGENT OF ZIONIST DECEPTION ?

By Alan Hart — My Catbird Seat

It is true that in the eyes of many if not most peoples of the world (and probably many of their governments behind closed doors) Israel is increasingly being seen as a pariah state. But that’s a consequence of Israel’s policies and actions, war crimes and all.

In a recent speech at an ADL (Anti-Defamation League) dinner, Rupert Murdoch, arguably the most influential mainstream media chief on Planet Earth, made some extraordinary statements which must be challenged. But first it’s necessary for us all to be clear about what ADL’s role is.

Oct 29 21:02

Powerful EU Nations May Reform “Mission Impossible” Treaty in Secret

Eric Blair
Activist Post

The AFP reported today that the European Union members agreed to make "landmark" and "tricky" reforms to the current Lisbon Treaty designed to "fend off another financial crisis." To clarify, they did not all agree on final reforms, yet they all agreed changes must be made.

Oct 29 16:45

EU: Israel to join list of adequate data protection nations

Israel will become just the seventh country to have its data protection laws approved by the European Union. The approval means that companies can transfer personal data to that country freely, without breaking EU law.

Oct 28 16:44

French protesters call for bank run on december 7 2010 - goes viral on EU-webs

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Facebook groups all over Europe springing up.German, Italian, Greek groups getting big support.

Certainly a thing to watch. Hot debate in EU-forums about this.

Dutch lawmakers have already considered laws to outlaw calls for bank runs

It could devastate the economy, but more importantly it could make clear to the banks that we have them by the balls. It's just that so few people know we do.

http://stopbanque.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=137793666269183

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=165061130188137

Oct 28 08:55

Dutch reporter arrested for exposing pedophile secretary general of Dutch justice department - still in jail

Dutch whistleblower and reporter Micha Kat has been arrested on Monday for painting graffiti on the house of Joris Demmink, the secretary-general of the Dutch ministry of Justice and on the offices of the ministry itself.

Kat has since been in jail awaiting a hearing by a judge.

Oct 27 08:52

Spanish Banks Take Big Steps to Survive

Given lenders’ high funding costs and with loan portfolios in trouble across the country, banks are selling off important branches and appealing to the Spanish government for aid in finding tenants for foreclosed homes, The Journal said.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The engineered demise of private home ownership...

Oct 27 07:00

Nicolas Sarkozy admits Jewish ancestry, French press reveals ties to Israeli intelligence

As if his marital challenges were not enough cause for concern, "Sarco the Sayan" has suddenly emerged as the most infamous accolade of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The influential French daily Le Figaro last week revealed that the French leader once worked for -- and perhaps still does, it hinted -- Israeli intelligence as a "sayan" (Hebrew for helper), one of thousands of Jewish citizens of countries other than Israel who cooperate with "katsas," or Mossad case-officers.

Oct 24 14:47

Increasing European-Russian convergence: the Eurasian dimension

Christopher King argues that Britain and Europe should look eastwards, towards Russia and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, and abandon the deadly embrace of the United States if they are to realize their economic potential and regain their political independence.

Oct 24 06:25

LEBANON’S PALESTINIAN CIVIL RIGHTS CAMPAIGN MOVES INTO THE CHRISTIAN HEARTLAND

Franklin Lamb — Shatila Camp
For some brief history, first please watch this documentary video by Robert Fisk, a colleague and veteran journalist:

The Palestine Civil Rights Campaign-Lebanon and the Washington DC-Beirut based Sabra Shatila Foundation have released a copy of the Open Letter that was delivered this morning in Rome to representatives of Pope Benedict XVI and Lebanon’s Marionite Patriarch, Cardinal Nassrallah Sfeir on the occasion of the VATICANS 2010 SPECIAL SYNOD ON THE MIDDLE EAST

Oct 24 05:52

The Rising Tide of Ethno-Nationalism: Multiculturalism Fails in Europe

Is Europe's adventure in international living about to end? At Potsdam, Germany, this weekend, Chancellor Angela Merkel told the young conservatives of her Christian Democratic Union that Germany's attempt to create a multicultural society where people "live side by side and enjoy each other" has "failed, utterly failed."

Backing up her rueful admission are surveys showing 30 percent of Germans believe the country is overrun by foreigners. An equal number believe the foreigners come to feed off German welfare.

Oct 23 14:43

French pension reform vote passed by parliament


So even the fact that 4 million French people demonstrate against this reduction of the social safety net that they have paid all their lives for, they donated it to the horse traders of the banking world, The French elite have take a dump down the throats of the people tehy are suppose to serve.

Mr Dr. Guillotin Should have the Nobel peace prize!

Oct 22 15:04

INTERVIEW WITH JAMAL KRAYEM KANJ: AUTHOR CHILDREN OF CATASTROPHE

This book tells the remarkable story of one such refugee, following his journey from childhood in the Nahr El Bared Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, becoming a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), through to eventual emigration, a new life as an engineer in the United States, and a ‘return’ trip to historic Palestine.
Author Jamal Kanj joined me in an exclusive interview to discuss his book Children of Catastrophe: Editor Elias Harb

Oct 21 20:22

VIVA PALESTINA: THE LARGEST AID CONVOY HAS ENTERED GAZA

The Viva Palestina convoy of almost 150 vehicles, 370 people from 30 different countries and $5 million of aid has entered Gaza.

Amidst scenes of jubilation from thousands of Palestinians there to greet the convoy, Kevin Ovenden, the convoy director, expressed his joy at being in Gaza once again. “We have driven more than 3,000 miles to bring this essential aid and to break this illegal siege of Gaza.

Oct 20 07:43

JIMMY CARTER SAYS PALESTINIANS LIVE IN A “CAGE”

Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday that Palestinians are “living in a cage” in Gaza and that the militant group Hamas must be included in all major efforts for peace. “We believe that Hamas should be included in all the major efforts to peace … It is part of the Palestinian people,” Carter said. He added that “1.5 million Palestinians are held in a cage or prison while their human rights are taken away.”

Oct 19 11:00

Jewish leader in Germany warns of radicalisation of society

Short after Merkel concluded:
'German bid at multi-cultural society has failed’, says German Chancellor Merkel

The Jewish lobby scream:
"You can certainly recognize parallels between the debate taking place today and what happened before Hitler came to power," Kramer said.

Oct 19 10:48

Romanian beggar in the Bucharest's subway.


Always turn off your cell phone before you start Begging!

Oct 19 06:15

ATMs May Soon Be Cashless In France!!!

Listen very carefully to the following video at 44 seconds into it:

Oct 19 01:03

Angela Merkel declares death of German multiculturalism

Chancellor Angela Merkel has declared the death of multiculturalism in Germany, saying that it had "failed utterly" , in what has been interpreted as a startling shift from her previous views. The German leader said it had been an illusion to think that Germans and foreign workers could "live happily side by side".

"We kidded ourselves for a while that they wouldn't stay, but that's not the reality," she said at a conference of the youth wing of her Christian Democratic Union party at the weekend, referring to the gastarbeiters, or guest workers, who arrived in Germany to fill a labour shortage during the economic boom of the 1960s.

Oct 18 15:28

BRITAIN HANGS OUT ‘WELCOME’ SIGN TO WAR CRIMINALS - STUART LITTLEWOOD

The UK is to become a safe haven for Israeli psychopaths while they continue their brutal military occupation, colonization and ethnic cleansing of the Holy Land, and carry on bombarding blockaded Gaza and executing or abducting anyone bringing humanitarian help.

Oct 17 09:45

Travel Alert Update: State Department Reiterates European Travel Warnings

The U.S. Department of State is upholding a travel alert placed over Europe earlier this month, said a counterterrorism coordinator on Thursday.

According to U.S. counterterrorism coordinator Daniel Benjamin, the Mumbai-style terror plot aimed at several European cities is still in play and enough of a possibility not to rescind the alert.

American travelers and expatriates were advised by the State Department to keep a low profile and to take general safety precautions. The State Department did not, however, issue a formal warning to Americans not to travel to Europe.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

It appears that the US State Department has morphed into the US Department of Fearmongering, and instead of preventing terrorism through logical, far-sighted planning, is practicing "scareorrism" to attempt to keep the American people in a perpetual state of panic.

Panic keeps people from thinking clearly and rationally.

The first and foremost thing the US could do to prevent any kind of action like this taking place against American targets, at home or abroad, would be to stop mucking about in other people's countries, like Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, and (probably soon) Iran.

Of course, that would be logical.

Oct 17 05:43

THE NO-STATE ALTERNATIVE - CAMERON HUNT

US aid to Israel violates the US Constitution, as it appears to violate the First Amendment. The US Supreme Court decided in its majority opinion delivered in Everson v. Board of Education (1947), that: “The ‘establishment of religion’ clause of the First Amendment means at least this: … Neither [a state nor the Federal Government] can pass laws which aid one religion, aid all religions, or prefer one religion over another…

Oct 17 05:33

MUSLIMS NEED TO COUNTER GROWING ISRAELI NAZISM, WEST WON’T DO THE JOB FOR THEM

In the final analysis, the US is a little whore that is tightly controlled by the Jewish lobbies. Didn’t Sharon tell Shimon Peres that “We control America and the stupid Americans know it?”

Oct 16 11:40

Swiss Complete World’s Longest Tunnel

SEDRUN, Switzerland - Swiss engineers drilling the world's longest tunnel broke through the last section of rock on Friday, crowning more than a decade of work.

The 57.1-km (35.5-mile) rail tunnel under the Gotthard massif will enter service in 2017, taking some of the tens of thousands of tons of freight that crosses the Alps by road every day.

Shown live on Swiss television, a 10-meter-wide drill ceremonially ground away the last few centimeters of rock.

Oct 15 16:42

Why Germany Has It So Good -- and Why America Is Going Down the Drain

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26603.htm

Germans have six weeks of federally mandated vacation, free university tuition, and nursing care. Why the US pales in comparison.

While the bad news of the Euro crisis makes headlines in the US, we hear next to nothing about a quiet revolution in Europe. The European Union, 27 member nations with a half billion people, has become the largest, wealthiest trading bloc in the world, producing nearly a third of the world's economy -- nearly as large as the US and China combined. Europe has more Fortune 500 companies than either the US, China or Japan.

Oct 15 14:12

WRAPUP 4-Fuel to Paris reduced as French protests escalate

PARIS, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Striking French oil refinery workers shut down a fuel pipeline supplying Paris and its airports on Friday and airport workers grounded some flights as protests mounted to derail an unpopular pension reform.

France's airport operator played down worries of fuel shortages, but strikes at all of the country's 12 refineries and fuel depot blockades prompted motorists to stock up on petrol.

Truck drivers also were set to join the fray as momentum built for a day of street rallies on Saturday.

The widening protests have become the biggest challenge facing President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is struggling with low popularity ratings as he tries to appease financial markets by stemming a ballooning pension shortfall.

Oct 14 13:47

Iceland to Present Bill to Wipe Out Personal Debt, Minister Jonasson Says

Iceland’s government will this week present a bill allowing debtors to walk away from obligations that exceed asset values and to nullify personal bankruptcies after four years, Internal Affairs Minister Ogmundur Jonasson said.

“All Icelanders can see that our society is currently in turmoil,” Jonasson said in an interview in Reykjavik. “We’re therefore required to sit down at the table and offer solutions; I don’t anticipate that the people running financial institutions will disagree.

Oct 14 10:40

Greek police storm Acropolis protesters

Greek police have fired tear gas and charged at workers who had occupied the Acropolis in Athens in a protest over unpaid wages and lay-offs.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Back into your cages, slaves!"

Oct 12 04:48

The Destruction Continues: North Sea Tanker Crash Leaking Fuel

JET fuel was pouring from a tanker into the North Sea this morning after it was involved in a collision with another huge ship. They smashed into each other around 19 miles (30km) off the Dutch coast leaving a gaping hole in the hull of the vessel carrying kerosene.

Oct 11 09:27

Germany blasts anti-Iran propaganda

German Ambassador to Tehran Bernd Erbel has denounced Western media propaganda against the Islamic Republic as “unreal”, saying Iran is a unique country in the Middle East.

Oct 09 08:40

Hungarian village evacuated as second wave of toxic sludge is set to spill from damaged reservoir

Hungary's premier said today the northern wall of a red sludge reservoir which burst and flooded several towns with toxic waste is showing ever-larger cracks and is 'very likely' to collapse.

Oct 08 22:32

Our Geert (Wilders) has utterly crazy friends.

In his attempts to prove Islam wants to conquer the world by force (brrr...!), arabic expert Hans Jansen appeared in the Amsterdam courtroom last Wednesday.
Hans, a fanatical catholic, agrees with Geert (Wilders) completely. He was asked if the Quran could indeed be compared to Hitlers Mein Kampf, like Geert has done.
His answer was: "there are more anti-semitic passages in the Quran than in that book".

Well, he must have thought, who in the world would go and check that? The court doesnt have Mein Kampf at hand. Everybody who does, and also a Quran (like me) knows this is complete nonsense. I refer Jansen to chapters 3 and 9 in volume 1, and the chapters 2 and 5 in volume 2. And the rest of it, all through de book.

Oct 08 18:06

The Soviet Army in Berlin may 1945



Brother and sisters of the world. Never let the bankers play us out again!

Oct 08 18:00

BIST DU BEI MIR Berlin 1945



The ugly and the beautiful of Europa.

Oct 07 10:09

Hungarian toxic sludge reaches Danube river

Hungary's toxic sludge spill, which has killed four people, reached the Danube river, threatening to contaminate the waterway's entire ecosystem, officials have said.

Oct 06 08:11

End of the Blue Danube? Ecological catastrophe looms as toxic sludge flows towards river

A state of emergency has been declared in the Hungarian region submerged by toxic sludge because the chemical flood is threatening water supplies by rushing towards the Danube River.

The lethal tidal wave of poisonous red mud burst from a reservoir of toxic waste belonging to an alumina plant in the town of Ajka and flooded a 16-square mile area.

At least four people were killed, 120 were treated for serious chemical burns and six remain missing after the tsunami of poison surged through several towns around 100 miles southwest of Budapest.

Oct 06 07:37

Uncle Sam Wants Your DNA: Privacy a price to pay for travel ticket?

Anger is growing in Europe about new Washington data sharing demands, in what they call a move to stop potential terrorists from entering the U.S. The requirements include fingerprints, DNA samples and cross border payments - data considered by many as private and sensitive. Travellers from countries refusing to share the information will have to apply for a visa to enter the U.S. However some EU states - like Austria and Germany - have already agreed to hand over the personal data of its citizens.

Oct 06 06:04

Washington´s Fear Campaign: US Issues Terror Alert for European Cities

The US State Department issued a terror alert Sunday for American citizens traveling anywhere in the continent of Europe, an unprecedented action that seems calculated to spread alarm without actually helping anyone avoid becoming the target of a terrorist attack. The Pentagon imposed a weekend curfew on troops at the US Air Force Base at Ramstein, Germany, ordering soldiers not to wear their uniforms off base “in response to a threat condition.”

Britain, Japan, Sweden and Canada all followed suit, issuing alerts to their own citizens who might be traveling to Europe. In each case, they cited the US alert as evidence that there was an increased danger of a terrorist attack at European transit hubs and tourist attractions.

Oct 05 08:53

German terrorists pose serious threat, police union leader warns

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So after we bomb the shit out of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Iran, Connecticut, and Brooklyn it is Germany's turn. Right?

Oct 05 06:44

Parisian flat containing €2.1 million painting lay untouched for 70 years

Mrs de Florian, a 'demimondaine' never returned to her Paris flat after the war and died at the age of 91 in 2010

Behind the door, under a thick layer of dusk lay a treasure trove of turn-of-the-century objects including a painting by the 19th century Italian artist Giovanni Boldini.

The woman who owned the flat had left for the south of France before the Second World War and never returned.

Oct 04 07:34

Is AP deliberately fear-mongering Europe terror threat to sell body scanners?

Activist Post

It appears that the Associated Press is fear-mongering about recently heightened terror threats in Europe. They have turned one vague State Department warning into multiple headline stories, making it appear as though a terror threat is imminent. But the original report provides very flimsy information about a nonspecific threat apparently obtained from, "a Pakistani intelligence official said (that) eight Germans and two British brothers were at the heart of an al-Qaida-linked terror plot against European cities, but the plan was still in its early stages."

Oct 04 01:33

Europol Report: All Terrorists are Muslims…Except the 99.6% that Aren’t

The results are stark, and prove decisively that not all terrorists are Muslims. In fact, a whopping 99.6% of terrorist attacks in Europe were by non-Muslim groups; a good 84.8% of attacks were from separatist groups completely unrelated to Islam. Leftist groups accounted for over sixteen times as much terrorism as radical Islamic groups. Only a measly 0.4% of terrorist attacks from 2007 to 2009 could be attributed to extremist Muslims.

Oct 03 14:58

US issues terrorism alert for travel to Europe

Washington: The State Department issued an alert on Sunday urging Americans traveling to Europe to be vigilant about possible terrorist attacks in a statement that specifically cites the potential involvement of Al Qaida.

The decision to caution travelers comes as counterterrorism officials in Europe and the United States are assessing intelligence about possible plots originating in Pakistan and North Africa aimed at Britain, France and Germany.

'Phony travel alert for phony Al Caida'.. pr

Oct 03 14:20

China pledges: We'll prop up the eurozone and keep Greece afloat

China last night offered to bail out debt-ridden Greece – and pledged to support the eurozone countries during the global crisis.

Premier Wen Jiabao made the offer at the start of a two-day visit to the crisis-hit country.

‘China is holding Greek bonds and will keep buying bonds that Greece issues,’ said Wen.

'China will end up owning the infrastructure of Europe'... pr

Oct 03 10:25

U.S. Issues Terror Alert For Tourists in Europe

Associated Press

State Department notice issued Sunday about the potential for terrorists attacks in Europe. The alert expires Jan. 11:

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the potential for terrorist attacks in Europe. Current information suggests that al-Qaida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks. European governments have taken action to guard against a terrorist attack and some have spoken publicly about the heightened threat conditions.

Oct 03 08:02

Airbus looks to India to bridge skills gap

Airbus, the world's biggest aeroplane maker, will carry out a greater proportion of engineering work in India in the future as a direct result of a dearth of qualified engineers in the UK, Germany and France.

Oct 03 07:14

The Altars of Fear: Wrong Turns on a Long, Dark Road

All across Europe, thousands of people have been taking to the streets in angry protests against the "austerity measures" being imposed upon them by their governments. A general strike in Spain. Mass protests in Greece, Ireland, Portugal, France, Lithuania, Belgium and several other nations. Legislators in Iceland had to literally run and hide from their own citizens at the opening of the nation’s parliament this week.

Why, ask the outraged crowds, should our lives be degraded in order to pay for the crimes and follies of the financial elite –- who are richer, more powerful and more arrogant than ever today, despite having plunged the world into economic catastrophe?

Oct 02 15:01

It was very sad that Quran was burnt: Craig Blomberg

One of the most distinctive and important teachings of Jesus was love for one’s enemies. Muslims as a whole are not Christians’ enemies, but even if a few Christians think so, that gives them no reason to violate their Lord’s teaching on loving the people they think are their enemies.

Oct 02 14:20

US may issue warning on public places in Europe

The Associated Press has learned the Obama administration is considering a broad warning for U.S. citizens to avoid public places in Europe due to new al-Qaida threats.

Such a move could have significant implications for European tourism.

U.S. officials told the AP on Saturday that the State Department may issue a travel warning as early as Sunday advising Americans to stay away from European tourist sites, transportation hubs and other facilities because of new threat information.

---oOo---

The economy in Europe is not bad enough yet!

Oct 02 08:18

First World War officially ends on Sunday

The First World War will officially end on Sunday when Germany pays off the last of the enormous debt which was set by the Allies 92 years ago.

Gaby Leslie --Yahoo News UK

The final £60 million instalment is part of a £22 billion debt imposed for starting one of the bloodiest conflicts in history will be cleared on what will also be the 20th anniversary of German reunification.

The Allied victors - primarily Britain, France and America set the reparations in 1919's Treaty of Versailles - a peace agreement - as both compensation and punishment for waging the four year war, which left 10 million soldiers dead, and European towns and cities devastated.

Sep 30 16:39

Ireland reveals full horror of banking crisis

Ireland revealed the full horror of its financial crisis on Thursday, saying massive debts run up by Anglo Irish Bank had threatened to sink the country.

The Central Bank warned that the state rescue of Anglo Irish could cost as much as 34.3 billion euros (46.6 billion US dollars) and will help push the public deficit to a record 32 percent of gross domestic product this year.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Why are the Irish being strangled and starved to save the bankers from their own greed and stupidity?

Sep 30 15:27

Engdahl on Austerity Anger: Demand to foot the bill for banks' corruption

Spain has been gripped by a 24-hour general strike against the government's plans to slash its budget. Thousands of passengers were left stranded in Madrid with two thirds of flights grounded due the actions by transport workers. A wave of anti-austerity demonstrations is expected all over Europe with tens of thousands marching on Brussels.

Sep 30 11:24

Austerity Protests Rock Europe: Check Out Explosive Photos From Spain

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Government and bankers created this mess without our permission; they can fix it without our help!

Sep 30 09:59

SPAIN - Large demonstrations bring the General Strike to an end

The day of Spain’s General Strike ended with large rallies in both Madrid and Barcelona.

Sep 30 09:37

Europe rallies to stop workers' pay assault

Union-led rallies in defence of working peoples' hard-won rights and against pay freezes rocked cities the length and breadth of Europe on Wednesday.

The popular ETUC-led protests in countries including Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Poland, Italy, Serbia and Ireland complemented a massive protest in Brussels.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Europeans have balls Americans can only dream of!

Sep 30 09:31

Thousands rally in opposition to austerity

DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED through Brussels in their tens of thousands as trade unionists throughout Europe staged protests against the austerity measures being planned across the continent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The bankers and government created this mess without our permission, they can clean it up without our help!

Sep 30 08:06

Massive Protest Across Europe

Sep 30 06:43

Massive Protest Across Europe

Sep 29 20:45

Americans are NOT Stupid

"Ok. I'm a little mixed up over the Palestinians and the Israelis . . . which one is throwin' the rocks?"

Sep 29 16:02

'Euro teetering on the edge, austerity measures inevitable'

People in countries across Europe are protesting in anger at a swathe of cuts to jobs, wages and pensions. There's a general strike in Spain while tens of thousands are gathered in Brussels to voice their opposition to the austerity measures that have gripped the EU. RT talks to David Campbell Bannerman, a member of the European Parliament from the UK Independence Party.

Sep 29 15:47

Austerity on Fire: Video of street battles in Spain as protests heat up

Airlines cancelled flights, picketers blocked trucks from delivering produce and police clashed with protesters as Spanish workers staged a general strike on Wednesday to protest against austerity measures imposed by a government struggling to slash its budget deficit and overcome recession.

Sep 29 09:15

European cities hit by anti-austerity protests

"We didn't cause this crisis. The bill has to be paid by banks, not by workers," Etuc said.

Workers in many EU countries are frustrated that they are paying for the mistakes of the banks and the financial sector, the BBC's Christian Fraser in Brussels reports.

Sep 29 08:28

Gilad Atzmon: Roger Waters and the Bombs of David


May I suggest to Foxman and his notorious ADL that the rest of humanity also has a wish : we want to see an end to the terror imposed by the Jewish state, in the name of the Jewish people, Foxman included. We also want to see an end of Jewish institutional pressure being exercised on so many Western political groups, parties and governments.

Sep 29 08:21

EU asserts power over France, takes legal action over Gypsies

Raf Casert
Associated Press

BRUSSELS — The European Union decided Wednesday to launch legal action against France over its expulsions of Gypsies, or Roma, to poorer EU nations but said it lacked proof that Paris acted in a discriminatory way.

Sep 29 07:54

Unions plan massive austerity protests across Europe

Tens of thousands of workers are expected to march in the EU capital of Brussels, as well as in other European cities, in protest at a wave of austerity measures backed by national governments across the continent.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Look, it's either get the economy going again by getting the money back into circulation, or give the money to the bankers, and, well, we had to make a choice here!" -- Eeyeew

Sep 29 05:48

Europe hit by austerity protests

Demonstrations and strikes are taking across Europe in protest at deep public-spending cuts being introduced by debt-laden national governments.

Labour leaders from across the continent called workers onto the streets to take part in the largest protest of its kind in more than a decade to oppose so-called austerity measures.

Europe lost millions of jobs during the financial crisis, and more look set to vanish as public sectors across the region are shrunk by governments eager to save money.

Up to 100,000 people were expected to descend on Brussels, the capital of Belgium and the European Union, on Wednesday, with other protests planned in Spain, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Poland, Portugal and Serbia.

Sep 28 11:08

Iceland MPs vote to send ex-PM to court


Icelandic lawmakers on Tuesday voted to send former prime minister Geir Haarde to a special court over his role in the crisis that crippled Iceland's economy at the end of 2008.

Sep 28 05:51

Cancel all your European travel and vacation plans – carbon trading extortion is here

This is idiotic. The EU carbon trading cabal has decided to extort the rest of the air travel world starting in 2012. In a nutshell, they’ll ban flights from landing if the airlines don’t engage in carbon trading.

Sep 27 22:14

Gilad Atzmon: Jewish Boat On its Way

9 Jews will participate in this brave mission: amongst them is Rami Elhanan, an Israeli peace activist whose daughter Smadar was killed in a suicide bombing in 1997. Elhanan rightly maintained that it was his moral duty to act in support of the Palestinians in Gaza because reconciliation was the surest path to peace.

Sep 27 13:35

Fast Money, Big Bust - Iceland

Sep 26 18:17

AFTER THE JOURNEY— A UN MAN’S OPEN LETTER TO TONY BLAIR

By Hans von Sponeck — UN humanitarian co-ordinator from 1998-2000, demands answers from the former prime minister to a simple question: Why is Iraq in such a mess? Tony Blair.

Dear Mr Blair,

You do not know me. Why should you? Or maybe you should have known me and the many other UN officials who struggled in Iraq when you prepared your Iraq policy. Reading the Iraq details of your “journey”, as told in your memoir, has confirmed my fears.

Sep 26 13:48

Euro Doom: Germany wants Deutschmark back

In spring indebted nations such as Greece, Portugal and Spain nearly dragged the Euro zone into the abyss. It was only a seven hundred and fifty billion Euro bailout package that maintained the shaky balance. But many experts still believe what we've witnessed, is the beginning of the end. Some of them have gathered in Berlin. RT's Laura Emmett talks to Jurgen Elsasser, one of the organizers of the Euro conference.

Sep 25 17:32

PRESS TV — TALKS TO IRAN’S ENVOY AND JAMES MORRIS ABOUT THE ANTI-ISRAEL IAEA RESOLUTION

Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency Ali Asghar Soltanieh discusses the rejection of the 51 mostly Western countries of a resolution urging Israel — reportedly the sole possessor of a nuclear arsenal in the Middle East — to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and allow UN inspections of its covert nuclear facilities

Sep 24 19:45

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Speech at the United Nations

Iran’s president sparked a mass walk-out by US delegates yesterday after telling a UN summit that most people believe the American government was behind the 9/11 attacks.
Sep 24 16:01

Jews will be at center of new multi-cultural Europe!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

And of course, if you don't go along with the Jews having a leading role in reshaping Europe, you are just being an anti-semite! Don't take my word for it! Pay particular attention from 0:48 to 1:25

Sep 24 05:42

UN REPORT: Israel Flotilla Raid ‘Broke Law’

How could it be otherwise? Piracy is still an offence as is pre-meditated murder, both of which were committed in this instance. What is disgraceful is that such a horrific international crime has been turned into yet another fiasco when swift and decisive action should have been taken from the very beginning – a naval escort provided for the flotilla to complete its journey to Gaza, and the killers responsible arrested under international warrants and brought to trial outside of Israel.

Sep 23 06:43

Italy To Abandon Airport Body Scanner Project

AFP - After a six-month test, Italy's government will drop the use of full-body scanners for security checks in airports, judging them slow and ineffective, Italian daily Corriere della Sera reported Thursday.

The scanners in the airports of Rome, Venice and the southern city of Palermo are no longer in use, and Milan's airport is likely to stop using the machines in the near future.

Sep 23 05:48

RNN Video: Gaza-Bound Land Convoy Leaves UK


More at The Real News

The fifth land convoy en route to Gaza left the United Kingdom on Saturday. Its aim is to break the closure on Gaza. In July the Israeli government eased its siege on the strip following massive international pressure due to Israeli commando's attack on the Freedom Flotilla. According to Israeli government spokesperson, Mark Regev, the ease means there are no restriction on the flow of civilian items anymore, however Sari Bashi of the Israeli NGO Gisha, says that even after the lifting of restrictions only 40% of imports actually enter. Bashi also says exports are still prohibited from leaving the Gaza strip, continuing the crippling of the Gazan economy. The Real News' Lia Tarachansky reports the latest on the status of the Gaza closure and the international attempts to break it.

Sep 21 23:15

Swedish Anti-immigration Party Claims Seats

Sweden became the latest European nation to see a breakthrough for populist right-wingers Sunday, when the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats won their first parliamentary seats in elections that failed to produce a clear outcome.

Sep 21 15:00

BBC under fire after removing video of Greek shoe protest from its website

BBC's Greek correspondent said to be 'furious' after his story on protest against Greek PM was removed

Malcolm Brabant, an award-winning BBC correspondent, filmed the shoe-throwing incident involving the Greek prime minister, George Papandreou, earlier this month.

The incident happened when Papandreou was visiting the city of Thessaloniki, where approximately 20,000 protesters were demonstrating against his government's swingeing austerity cuts.

The corporation took the footage down from the website after what it described as "supporters of the [Greek] government" complained about the video and made allegations about its authenticity.

The film was taken down despite, it is understood, protests by Brabant. Since the Guardian made inquiries, the BBC has put the video back online.

Sep 21 14:32

Nationalists would outlaw denial of ‘Gypsy criminality’

The far-right party Jobbik has called for legislation that would make the denial of “inherent criminality” among the country’s Roma minority punishable by up to three years in jail, five for politicians and other public figures.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is how it started in Nazi Germany.

Sep 21 08:43

'It won't be long before Sweden Democrats show true anti-Semitic nature'

It will not be long before the true anti-Semitic nature of the far-right anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats (SD) party - which won an unprecedented number of seats in Sunday’s elections, is revealed - a leader of the local Jewish community there warned on Monday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Translation: Swedish voters kicked out their Israel-firsters and Israel does not like it one damned bit.

The Swedes have balls Americans can only dream of!

America needs leaders who will put America first, second, and third.

No government can serve two masters, and a government that serves Israel cannot serve the American people. A friend to Israel is no friend of America, especially after the attack on American aid workers in international waters!

Sep 21 06:37

Webster Tarpley - Sarkozy: Tax the banks!

Sep 20 07:34

Netherlands cancels visit by Israeli delegation including settlement heads

AMSTERDAM, (PIC)-- The Netherlands has cancelled a tour of its country by an Israeli delegation including representatives of Israeli settlements in the West Bank set to take place next month.

The tour was designed to educate Israelis on local governance in the Netherlands and exchange intelligence.

The Dutch foreign ministry decided to cancel the visit after learning that council heads of some Israeli settlements in the West Bank would participate.

The Netherlands, like the European Union, has publicly rejected Israeli settlement activity in the "Palestinian territories".

Israeli authorities were outraged by the Netherlands’ decision, claiming that the move is a step into domestic affairs.

Sep 20 07:28

Basel III: The Global Banks at The Edge of The Precipice. Trillions of "Toxic Waste" in the Global Banking System

The first indication that the game is up is when US treasuries are increasingly purchased by the FED to make up for the shortfalls by foreign creditors and to finance the ballooning US deficits.

All of a sudden, some entities may start to get real nervous and unload the treasuries, and the FED steps in to shore up treasuries. Then, the tipping point is reached and Hell breaks loose!

China is also part of this confidence game.

But, contrary to IMF and other renowned economists who are betting on China’s and Asia’s so-called economic strengths, I take the view that when US treasuries collapse, faith in all fiat monies will likewise evaporate and there will be massive capital flight to commodities, especially gold, silver and oil.

Sep 19 18:51

GORDON DUFF: ISRAEL’S WAR WITH ITSELF

THE VICTIM GAME –

It is easy to spot a liar if you are willing to take an honest look. When the American press quoted President Ahmadinejad of Iran saying, “I am going to wipe Israel off the face of the earth” we had our own gullibility thrown in our faces. We, if willing to look honestly at ourselves, were being humiliated, played for fools.

It is one thing if a spokesman for Bibi Netanyahu’s Likudist government had tried this, but it was all the networks and newspapers in America, all carrying the same story, a story, not only inaccurate but an outrageous lie. The story, the translation, was so false, that it should have been a joke were it not being used to try to convince America to attack Iran to “defend” Israel. This is what Ahmadinejad actually said:

Sep 19 09:41

European Jewish aid ship bound for Gaza ready to sail

Kate Katzenstein-Leiterer, a leader of the German Jewish Voice organization, said the trip being managed by Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JfJfP), a British group. The Jewish activists were already on board, she said, but would not reveal their port of departure.

An organization of European Jews that wants to sail an aid ship to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza said Wednesday its ship was ready to go, but its port of departure remained a secret.

Kate Katzenstein-Leiterer, a leader of the German Jewish Voice organization, said the trip was being managed by Jews for Justice for Palestinians (JfJfP), a British group. The Jewish activists were already on board.

Sep 19 09:24

Big Pharma Scores Big Win: Medicinal Herbs Will Disappear in EU

It's almost a done deal. We are about to see herbal preparations disappear, and the ability of herbalists to prescribe them will also be lost.

Big Pharma has almost reached the finish line of its decades-long battle to wipe out all competition. As of 1 April 2011—less than eight months from now—virtually all medicinal herbs will become illegal in the European Union. The approach in the United States is a bit different, but it's having the same devastating effect. The people have become nothing more than sinks for whatever swill Big Pharma and Agribusiness choose to send our way, and we have no option but to pay whatever rates they want.

Big Pharma and Agribusiness have almost completed their march to take over every aspect of health, from the food we eat to the way we care for ourselves when we're ill. Have no doubt about it: this takeover will steal what health remains to us.

Sep 18 22:54

AMERICA’S “JUSTICE” IN OCCUPIED IRAQ: WHY TARIQ AZIZ SHOULD BE RELEASED

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

The appearance on August 5 of an interview with former Iraqi diplomat Dr. Tariq Aziz in the Guardian was a minor bombshell, whose repercussions were to be felt worldwide. Like an underground explosion, the interview sent waves throughout international waters, rocking many boats and reaching far distant shores. It was not only what the former top Iraqi diplomat said — although his brief statements were of utmost relevance — but the mere fact that he was allowed to speak out in public, which sent eerie signals across international diplomatic circuits.

Why?

Who Is Tariq Aziz?

Sep 18 21:12

JAMES PETRAS: IMPERIALISM AND IMPERIAL BARBARISM

Excerpts from Petras thesis:

Imperialism, its character, means and ends has changed over time and place.

Under pressure from nationalist and socialist anti-imperialist movements and regimes, colonial structured empires gave way to new nationalist regimes. Some of which restructured their economies, diversifying their productive systems and trading partners.

Sep 18 11:05

Dr. Bouthaina Shaaban: When they shout: “We strongly condemn …”

The lack of Western reaction towards this rise in the number of crimes against Palestinians reflects the conviction in the West that ‘violence has receded in the Middle East’, as if killing the Arabs is not ‘violence’, while killing these settlers is the only ‘violence’ in the Middle East

Sep 15 08:42

Portugal legalizes drugs. Crime/Usage falls.

"The apocalypse never happened" as some predicted when the country of Portugal decriminalized ALL illegal drugs eight years ago. The country did NOT become a haven for drug use, and drug abuse & drug crime actually FELL.

Sep 14 07:37

Ex-CIA Agents Confirm Torture at Polish Black Site

Former CIA agents have confirmed for the first time that the agency tortured prisoners at a "black site" detention center in north-eastern Poland at the height of the war on terror. According to the Associated Press, a former CIA agent identified only as "Albert" tortured the terror suspect Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri multiple times with an electric drill at the converted Stare Kiejkuty military base near Szymany in the Masuria region of Poland.

Sep 14 07:36

Kenneth O’Keefe: Veto power is an insult to the international community

The hypocrisy of Israel having undeclared nuclear weapons in the hundreds while an open nuclear program in Iran is grounds for war is beyond absurd.

"The Zionist regime will not survive any more than the Nazi regime or the South African Apartheid regime. The Zionists will go the same way."

Sep 14 06:03

Geert Wilders' ties to the Israeli mob

In 1991, in a drunken mood, Geert Wilders' tongue slipped tremendously.
The remarks he made were made public by members of his former party, the (right-leaning) VVD, just before the elections in the Netherlands in june, 2010.
The following (unprofessional) translation may shed some light on his so-called neo-fascist *wackiness* as mentioned by Justin Raimondo in his article "Gunning for Islam".

Sep 11 08:07

Merkel ally Steinbach quits in row over blame for WWII

Erika Steinbach said Poland had mobilised its troops months before the Nazis invaded in September 1939.

Her remarks were criticised by senior politicians including Mrs Merkel.

Mrs Steinbach heads a conservative body representing Germans who were expelled from Eastern Europe after the war.

Sep 10 11:04

High-ranking Georgian Defense Ministry official arrested in Pankisi Gorge

A high-ranking official of the Georgian Ministry of Defense has been arrested in the Pankisi Gorge as a result of a special operation. Soso Guzarauli, is suspected of arms trafficking.

He was arrested by the military police, not the regular police, so this sounds like it could be a control measure in anticipation of what the Russians are going to do over the supply weapons to various groups in other regions of Russian by these established networks.

Sep 09 03:14

Kourosh Ziabari: Who pays for the loss of life in Iran?

Salem-News.Com – Since the victory of Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979 which toppled the U.S.-backed regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Iran has been faced with devastating and agonizing financial sanctions of the United States and its European allies who didn’t favor the post-revolutionary Iran’s doctrine of confrontation with the superpowers and its denial of [...]

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Sep 08 10:35

Kourosh Ziabari: Who pays for the loss of life in Iran?

The United States and its European allies who boast of themselves as being the harbingers of human rights and liberty have obliviously forgotten that they are simply human beings who lose their lives as a result of the sanctions which they've devised. The civilian passengers who are destined to die in the insecure flights of Iran's aviation fleet are the victims of those who have long trumpeted in our ears that they're the sole defenders of human rights.

Sep 08 06:38

The Criminalization of Justice at The Hague: Former Prosecutor Carla Del Ponte Faces Charges of Witness Intimidation

The fact that the ad hoc tribunal of The Hague deems it necessary to take this case into consideration in one way or another is in itself remarkable. After all, the tribunal’s manner of conduct cannot be called impartial: the methods The Hague employs to reach their desired convictions range from the denial of the right to self defence, to silencing the microphone when the accused speaks out on facts that are embarrassing to the prosecution or, as already mentioned, the intimidation of witnesses.

Sep 08 05:35

Back on TV due to popular demand…… ‘The Peace Industry’

By Joseph Glatzer –

The Nobel Prize award winning show, “The Peace Industry” comes back for its 19th season on September 2nd, after an almost 2 year hiatus. It is one of the longest running and most popular shows in TV history.

Some humour for a change!

CONTINUE READING HERE:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/09/back-on-tv-due-to-popular-demand%e2%8...

Sep 08 04:14

German banker hits nerve with anti-immigration book

BERLIN (AFP) – Politicians have rushed to condemn a board member of the German central bank for a new book tackling immigration, but his views have found considerable support among the population at large.

Thilo Sarrazin's book "is not convincing, but it has convinced many people," said the influential Spiegel magazine, which this week has the Bundesbank executive on its cover, calling him a "people's hero."

His publisher is rushing to print more copies of "Germany Does Itself In" to meet demand. Online retailer Amazon.de has a massive 207 reader reviews on its website, with the average score 4.4 stars out of a possible five.

Sep 07 15:29

US takes steps against European-Iranian bank

WASHINGTON — The United States has slapped sanctions on a German-based bank it accuses of helping Iranian institutions involved in illicit nuclear trade.

The Treasury Department announced Tuesday that it had taken steps against Europaeisch-Iranische Handelsbank that would isolate the bank from the U.S. financial system.

Sep 06 09:55

GERMAN JEWS FEATURE LATUFF’S LATEST WORK

Cover art for October issue of German progressive Jewish magazine “Der Semit”: http://dersemit.de

Sep 05 08:11

EU austerity policies risk civil war in Greece, warns top German economist Dr Sinn

Greece’s austerity measures cannot prevent default and will lead to a breakdown of the political order if continued for long, a leading German economist has warned.

Sep 05 02:20

Hamas, don’t blow this chance

By Stuart Littlewood –

Can the resistance exploit the fake talks, re-position itself and finally “come good”?

Hamas “vows to step up attacks on Israel”, say reports in the western media.

Reading further, we learn that this escalation is either “a natural response to the crimes of the occupation” or a spiteful reaction to being left out of the talks.

Either way, Hamas surely knows better than to let such crude impressions be formed.

This is their golden opportunity. The eyes and ears of the world are focused on the Israel problem, and will re-focus every two weeks.

Sep 04 14:30

The Cloud Mystery 6/6


If you do not have the time to watch this documentary from start to finish.
Please have a look at the sum up...

Presenting the linkage between solar magnetic field and the degree of cloud cover on Earth, which influences temperatures. Note in part 2 how the IPCC slammed their research as a threat to the human-caused global warming agenda.

Sep 04 11:44

Arrests made at Blair booksigning in Dublin


And of cause, it wasn't the REAL villain that was booked.
Just some fool thinking that UN and international laws apply to all of us.

Sep 04 10:38

Tony Blair unscathed after eggs and shoes thrown ahead of book signing protest


This wanker should be euphoric about the fact he ain't getting the same treatment as all those he sent to a die in a illegal war.

Sep 04 04:08

ALAN HART — Obama has signalled his coming complete surrender to Zionism and its lobby

He did it with seven words. “Ultimately the U.S. cannot impose a solution.”

The next question asks itself. Why won’t Obama be the president to call and hold the Zionist state to account for its crimes, even when doing so is necessary for the best protection of America’s own interests?

He was speaking at the White House the day before the start of the new round of direct talks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, after he had met with them and Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak and Jordan’s King Abdullah II. (In my last post I anticipated Obama saying at the point of his complete surrender that “America can’t want peace more than the parties.” He also said that – ahead of schedule!)

Sep 04 01:33

Stop the War Talk

ED NOTE: NEVER thought I would seriously consider an op-ed piece in the NYT for My Catbird Seat, but here it is today:

A key quote:

"This drumbeat [to war with Iran] must be silenced, and only President Obama can silence it."

"An Israeli attack on Iran would almost certainly precipitate a devastating regional war with unforeseeable global consequences."

Not perfect, to be sure, but considering the source....

Stop the War Talk

By REZA ASLAN and BERNARD AVISHAI

Sep 04 00:24

Jeffrey Goldberg — The Point of No Return

GOLDBERG'S empty rhetoric plays on...

For the Obama administration, the prospect of a nuclearized Iran is dismal to contemplate— it would create major new national-security challenges and crush the president’s dream of ending nuclear proliferation. But the view from Jerusalem is still more dire: a nuclearized Iran represents, among other things, a threat to Israel’s very existence. In the gap between Washington’s and Jerusalem’s views of Iran lies the question: who, if anyone, will stop Iran before it goes nuclear, and how? As Washington and Jerusalem study each other intensely, here’s an inside look at the strategic calculations on both sides—and at how, if things remain on the current course, an Israeli air strike will unfold.

READ THE FULL ARTICLE & MORE HERE:

Sep 03 22:51

Charles Freeman: Stifling debate on Israel has deadly consequences

The "other half" of Amb. Freeman's very recent public utterances.
The interviewer Malsin was very competent in asking the right questions

By Jared Malsin

New York – When it comes to the normally stultified American debate on Middle East issues, Charles Freeman, the former US ambassador to Saudi Arabia, is one of the most outspoken US officials.

His pronouncements, by his own admission, break established taboos against criticism of Israel, against skepticism about the two-state solution, against supporting engagement with Hamas. And the central taboo, he argues, which underpins the others, prohibits discussion of the role of right wing organizations lobbying for Israel, such as AIPAC.

Sep 03 22:44

Fisking Blair’s chapter on Iraq

Another "FACT" Buster:

By Mehdi Hasan–

Our ex-prime minister is still the best Bliar in the business.

I’m knackered and sleepy, hungry from all the Ramadan fasting and — officially — on vacation. But I couldn’t go to bed without commenting on Tony Blair’s new book, A Journey, extracts of which have been published online here.

Much of the instant attention from the chattering classes in the Westminster village has been on the Gordon Brown (GB) chapter, and on Martin Kettle’s pre-publication interview with Tony Blair (TB) in the Guardian, in which the latter says he always believed GB would be a “disaster” as prime minister.

Sep 03 05:15

JOHN PILGER — Flying the flag, faking the news

Loud noises from Washington about a US pull-out from Iraq are a poor disguise for America’s determination to keep waging war. And the same sort of spin is at work here in Britain

Sep 03 02:11

Southern Russia hit by forest fires

Forest fires have flared up again in Russia, this time in the south, forcing hundreds of people to leave their homes. 20 villages in the region of Volgograd have been affected so far. Temperatures here have topped 40 degrees celsius in recent days.

This is a local disaster with potentially global consequences.

Officials now say Russia’s embargo on the export of wheat will not be lifted before next year’s harvest.

Sep 02 19:35

CHAS FREEMAN — America’s Faltering Search for Peace in the Middle East: Openings for Others?

Ambassador Charles W. (“Chas”) Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.)

Remarks to staff of the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and, separately, to members of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs –

You have asked me to speak to current American policies in the Middle East, with an emphasis on the prospects for peace in the Holy Land. You have further suggested that I touch on the relationship of the Gulf Arabs, especially Saudi Arabia, to this. It is both an honor and a challenge to address this subject in this capital / at this ministry.

Sep 02 06:29

White House News Release on Mideast Peace Negotiations

While the democratically elected government of Palestine is left out of "Peace" negotiations between Israel and Palestine, yes they still call it "Peace negotiations", the Jordanian and Egyptian governments have been invited to partner the negotiations as has been going on every two years, with no results. The name of the game is: “Waltz Me Around Again, Willie.” Have these men no shame ?

--Debbie Menon

Salem-News.Com

President Obama with leaders of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan & Egypt, White House Photo, Pete Souza, 9/1/10

Remarks by President Obama, President Mubarak, His Majesty King Abdullah, Prime Minister Netanyahu and President Abbas Before Working Dinner?. East Room 7:05 P.M. EDT

Sep 01 17:27

JEFF GATES — When Will We See the Next Mass Murder?

Here’s a news flash for Tel Aviv: it’s not a sign of respect when the bulk of humanity views you as psychopathic.

The concerns of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are misplaced. The legitimacy of Israel is no longer threatened. It’s already lost. Long gone. Kaput.

Nation states are shared states of mind. The mindset in Iceland differs from India. Israel is the most unlike of all. Founded by extremists and terrorists, it’s been downhill ever since.

Psychopaths want to be loved. That’s why they’re so charming, albeit only superficially. They’re also pathological liars, egocentric, callous and remorseless.

Sep 01 03:56

A moment of reckoning but for whom? America or Zionism?

By Alan Hart — My Catbird Seat

I never thought a day could come when I would agree with anything stated by Moshe Arens (three times an Israeli minister of defense, a one-time foreign minister, a former ambassador to the U.S. and, in my opinion, Zionism’s in-Israel equivalent of Richard “Prince of Darkness” Perle in America). But the day came.

On 31 August, in article for Ha’aretz with the headline Blame game on the horizon. Arens wrote the following about the nakedness of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as he was making his final preparations for the start of direct negotiations in Washington DC.

Aug 31 21:29

JAMES PETRAS — The State and Local Bases of Zionist Power in America

Any serious effort to understand the extraordinary influence of the Zionist power configuration over US foreign policy must examine the presence of key operatives in strategic positions in the government andlocal Zionist organizations affiliated with mainstream Jewish organizations and religious orders.

There are at least 52 major American Jewish organizations actively engaged in promoting Israel’s foreign policy, economic and technological agenda in the US (see the appendix).

Aug 31 17:49

VIEW VIDEO: How to foster Islamophobia in America

A YouTube video of Maidhc Ó Cathail’s article on the “radical Muslims” behind the South Park controversy shows just how easy it is to foster Islamophobia in America…

Like the contrived Danish cartoon controversy, the much-hyped Times Square car bomb incident provided an ideal opportunity for those who seek to make Islam look bad in the eyes of the world.

Before the arrest of Faisal “The Fizzler”...

Go here to view and read the the full article:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/09/view-video-how-to-foster-islamophobia...

Aug 31 11:59

GORDON DUFF: CLEANSING HISTORY OF THE HITLER-ZIONIST NEXUS

History is subjective, though it was never meant to be. Real history has never been in danger as it is today. World War II wasn’t the “clean war” we purport it to be but as dirty as World War I. Everything in its aftermath has required a mythology, from misrepresenting, not only the war but the bases of our remaining conflict, what we call the “war or terror.” Hollywood is a major tool in this process. No, Italians didn’t start organized crime but partnered with Jewish crime organizations long in existence as “junior brothers.” Is Osama bin Laden a terrorist mastermind running the world from a cave in Pakistan or is he a long dead former CIA asset and Al Qaeda a dream created by military and intelligence groups?

Aug 31 09:50

Swedish policeman dancing


Well, THIS is scary!!!

Aug 31 06:52

Islamophobia–Israel’s Most Cherished Weapon of Mass Destruction Destined to Destroy The West If Not Stopped

Everything taking place today viz a viz Israel and the Jewish people is about turning back the clock and undoing history. While the rest of the world has moved forward, they are a people who have remained frozen in time, back when a jealous, vindictive God supposedly promised them the world and everything with it. As such, they are holding on to a lottery ticket they say has all the winning numbers on it, even though it is for a lottery that does not exist, and they are out to collect every cent of what they say is theirs.

Aug 31 06:31

The Ground Zero Synagogue – Lebanon

By Gus Bridi (Sabbah Report)

“There should be no mosque near Ground Zero in New York so long as there are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia. The time for double standards that allow Islamists to behave aggressively toward us while they demand our weakness and submission is over.”- Newt Gingrich

Has Lebanon officially become more tolerant and progressive than the United States?

Let’s talk about Lebanon’s Ground Zero and you can decide for yourself.

One must first understand what “Ground Zero” means to most Lebanese.

Aug 31 04:56

PHILIP GIRALDI– Mossad pretends to be U.S. Intelligence

Antiwar.com radio

Among nations considered to be friendly to Washington, Israel leads all others in its active espionage directed against American companies and the Defense Department. It also dominates two commercial sectors that enable it to extend its reach inside America’s domestic infrastructure: airline and telecommunications security. Israel is believed to have the ability to monitor nearly all phone records originating in the United States, while numerous Israeli air-travel security companies are known to act as the local Mossad stations.

Aug 30 22:34

Putin: U.S. Rearming Georgia

"There would have been no aggression and blood if not the rearmament of Georgia two years ago; we had been telling this to our partners, including to our European friends; and everyone kept silence; and how did it all ended? It led up to the war. This rearmament continues today," Putin said.

This is Russia's escape clause in the flawed 6-point ceasefire agreement which Sarkozy screwed up while he was so busy looking in the mirror at himself on the world stage.

Aug 30 14:49

What’s the difference between President Ahmadinejad and Rabbi Yosef?

By Alan Hart for My Catbird Seat

Short answer. Iran’s President Ahmadinejad did NOT call for Israeli Jews to be annihilated. Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, the spiritual leader of Israel’s Shas party, HAS called, more than once, for the Palestinians (and, in fact, all Arabs) to be exterminated.

As reported by the mainstream Western media, Ahmadinejad called for Israel to be “wiped off the map”. What that meant, it was asserted, was the destruction, the driving into the sea, of Israel’s Jews.

Aug 29 19:54

ALI ABUNIMAH: Hamas, the I.R.A. and Us

This superlative op-ed, which I read at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/opinion/29abunimah.html, provides ample evidence to justify my great respect for Ali Abunimah. He’s fearless, uncompromising, articulate, knowledgeable in both historical and current facts, and right: right for our America, right for Palestine, and, yes, right even for Israel, if only it were capable of regaining its sanity and applying norms of morality, law and justice commonly accepted by the community of man. If right were to take hold and to prevail in our country, Ali Abunimah would be on the evening news as an analyst/commentator every night, every channel.

Thanks to the New York Times for (unexpectedly, to be sure) offering space to him.

– Robert H. Stiver
Pearl City, Hawaii

Aug 29 06:26

Make Sure the Bunker is Well Stocked

By Mike Whitney ( Information Clearing House)

– Robert Herz was forced to resign from his job as chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) because he insisted that the banks assign a fair value to their assets. That’s not what you’ll read in the papers, but it’s true just the same. Herz was a major proponent of mark-to-market accounting, a simple means of determining the value of a bond or security by comparing the price of similar assets sold at market. In other words, Herz is a defender of universally-accepted accounting principles, which is why he was terminated, er, I mean, resigned. According to the Wall Street Journal:

Aug 29 04:53

WHY AMERICA MUST HAVE AN ANTI-WAR UPRISING

By Gordon Duff

IS THE SILENCE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE COMPLICITY IN WAR CRIMES?

I am not against war. I am a combat veteran. I sit on my tail, watch TV, go to restaurants and have fond delusional memories about Vietnam. In my bedroom closet, I have a trash bag. It is never opened, it has been there for years. It has, along with other “military mementos,” a small green “government issued” address book. Marines, long ago, scrawled their names in it. Half of them never came back from Vietnam, never had children, grandchildren, got to finish college or even high school. Many, maybe most, had never had sex, owned a car or traveled more than 50 miles from home.

Aug 29 00:25

Send in the clowns: More pointless talks with Israel?

By Stuart Littlewood

The Palestinians’ champion – their White Knight – is preparing to ride forth next week and do battle at the negotiating table with the racist regime’s Black Knight and his minder, the Great Satan.

The rules of chivalry don’t apply, so the outcome is not in doubt.

However, the White Knight is not quite as white or brave as he seems. Eager to do his lord’s bidding, Mahmoud Abbas is a willing fall guy. On this occasion Obama has imperiously snapped his fingers and announced he wants direct talks started “well before” the Black Knight (aka Israeli prime minister Netanyahu) ends the partial freeze on illegal settlements in a month’s time.

And, by the way, US mid-term elections are coming up in two months’ time and Obama has to look good.

So Abbas jumped.

Aug 27 08:56

Dr. Lawrence Davidson: Victory in Iraq??

Dr. Lawrence Davidson
We invaded a country and overthrew its dictator. Americans might take pride in that accomplishment if it were not for the fact that we did so on false pretenses. In other words, we initiated war on the basis of lies rather than actual self-defense. Such an action constitutes the most serious of international crimes. It is the one for which the Nazi leaders were tried at Nuremberg.

Aug 26 21:12

Bishop Donald Corder: Gaza, Zionism and World Domination: The Fall of Zionism

Bishop Donald R.Corder
Now we are faced with reports of Zionist participation in blowing up the World Trade Center on 9/11. Articles are circulated throughout the Internet and alternative media channels, elaborating upon the Israeli government’s fabrication of intelligence and the subsequent war in Iraq, the subsequent execution of their rightful sovereign Saddam Hussein and murdering of hundreds of thousand of Iraqi civilians

Aug 26 01:16

The World According to Gordon Duff

Interviewer Peter B. Collins

LINK TO PETER B. COLLINS INTERVIEW

"THE WORLD ACCORDING TO DUFF"

Aug 25 09:03

The Capture of Saddam Hussein by Richard Falk [Poetry Video]

MyCatbirdSeat –

Remarkable in its sense of human sensibilities and awareness. This poem reaches beyond the understanding of most westerners, who have been fed on the poison of the White Man’s burden, but it will, someday, when it is all over, be treasured as an everlasting gem of light, a spark in the period of the darkest darkness.

William Blake, another poet of Universal humanitarian dimensions was once imprisoned for his poetry in the narrow cell of his own culture.

–MCS

Watch the video here:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/08/the-capture-of-saddam-hussein-by-rich...

Aug 25 08:59

One Democratic State in Palestine

By Gilad Atzmon –

Introduction by Gilad Atzmon:

Living in a world dominated by relentless Zionist lobbying, I am far from being captivated by the current state of Western democracy. I am not impressed at all by the lethal enthusiasm to democratize the World in the name of ‘moral interventionism’.

I am sickened by the murderous zeal that led the USA and Britain into a criminal war that left already more than 1.5 million Iraqi fatalities….

Aug 25 08:56

Alan Hart: Do most Israelis and many other Jews NEED to feel persecuted?

By Alan Hart (My Catbird Seat)

I have written and often say that very many if not most Jews do not want to know the truth of history as it relates to the making and sustaining of the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel. (An essential element of the truth being that Israel was created, mainly, by Zionist terrorism and ethnic cleansing).

Read the full article and more here:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/08/do-most-israelis-and-many-other-jews-...

Aug 25 07:07

Gaza, Zionism and World Domination: Origins of Zionist Ideology

by Bishop Donald R. Corder
Senator William J. Fulbright fought to force the American Zionist Council to register as agents of a foreign government. The Council eluded registration by reorganizing as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. AIPAC has since become what Fulbright most feared: a foreign agent dominating American foreign policy while disguised as a domestic lobby.

Aug 25 03:04

Review of Justin Vaïsse, Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement

By Stephen J. Sniegoski (My Catbird Seat)

The mainstream media acclaim Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement as the best book on neoconservatism—the definitive account—and portray its author, Justin Vaïsse, a French specialist on American foreign policy and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, as a veritable Alexis de Tocqueville for his masterly insights.

The mainstream’s high praise of this book, however, would seem to be due in large part to its minimization of two taboo issues—neoconservatism’s Jewish nature and its focus on Israel. Where the book breaks through what was heretofore largely blacked-out in the mainstream media is its discussion of the major role played by the neoconservatives in bringing about the war on Iraq.

READ THE FULL REVIEW HERE:

Aug 24 16:30

Dr. Lawrence Davidson: Netanyahu & Abbas: What are the Possibilities?

"Despite the fact that Obama and the Europeans act like Abbas is the head of a Palestine government, he represents almost no one but a largely corrupt cabal armed and financed by the Americans and the European Union"

Aug 24 01:16

Review of Justin Vaïsse, Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement

By Stephen J. Sniegoski

The mainstream media acclaim Neoconservatism: The Biography of a Movement as the best book on neoconservatism—the definitive account—and portray its author, Justin Vaïsse, a French specialist on American foreign policy and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, as a veritable Alexis de Tocqueville for his masterly insights. The mainstream’s high praise of this book, however, would seem to be due in large part to its minimization of two taboo issues—neoconservatism’s Jewish nature and its focus on Israel. Where the book breaks through what was heretofore largely blacked-out in the mainstream media is its discussion of the major role played by the neoconservatives in bringing about the war on Iraq.

Aug 23 18:24

PHILIP GIRALDI: Israeli Mossad Spying in America

Israeli intelligence steps up its activity in the U.S. — and gets away with it.

Aug 23 08:48

GORDON DUFF: 9/11 PLANNERS CONFESS ON NETWORK TELEVISION

FOR OUR FRIENDS WHO STILL DON’T GET IT

How can a nation like the United States be duped into two wars and total bankruptcy? It would be one thing if the “truth” about 9/11 was internet conspiracy theory. This isn’t the case. It was all right there in everyone’s living room. They fooled us once and then fooled us again and again. Yes, America has some tail to kick but this time, maybe we should make sure our boot goes up the right rear end for a change.

Aug 23 08:07

Tensions Rise in Greece as Austerity Measures Backfire

The austerity measures that were supposed to fix Greece's problems are dragging down the country's economy. Stores are closing, tax revenues are falling and unemployment has hit an unbelievable 70 percent in some places. Frustrated workers are threatening to strike back.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Any "solution" to the economic problems that involves looting the poor to give to the rich is doomed to fail. Economies are built from the bottom up, and the only real way to get any economy moving again is to get wealth back into the hands of the working and middle class it was taken from. If the high paying jobs do not come back, the economy of [insert name of failed state here] is doomed.

Aug 23 07:45

Recovery to slow as firms less optimistic

The economic recovery looks set to slow down during the second half of the year following a fall in confidence among businesses, research indicated today.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is no recovery. This is a spin-word by the media to try to convince people that things are still getting better no matter how much worse they seem to be. We need to stop using the word "recovery" until there really is a recovery under way that is obvious to everyone.

Aug 23 06:41

Happy Anniversary, Free Gaza

Greta Berlin for Free Gaza Team:

Excerpts:

Two years ago today, 44 people from 17 countries were on the Mediterranian heading toward Gaza. We were in two dilapidated fishing boats, the seas were rough, most of us were seasick, and all of us were worried that Israeli military warships would prevent us from getting into the illegally blockaded port of Gaza.

We successfully went in four more times, taking in another 100+ witnesses, European members of Parliament, charity workers from the Gulf, doctors, activists who stayed to work in Gaza, and Palestinians who just wanted to go home and visit. We brought out 38 Palestinians, including students who had visas to attend universities, yet Israel would not allow them to leave.

Read the Full Story here:

Aug 23 04:46

Open Letter to the Panorama BBC Team

Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate (www.peacepeople.com)

Dear BBC Panorama Team

I write to you regarding your programme of 16th August, 2010, about The Freedom Flotilla and particularly the killings of unarmed civilians by Israeli Navy Seals on the ship MV “Mavi Marmara’, on 3lst May, 2010.

I have been campaigning for the rights of Palestinians for over ten years. I have visited Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories many times. I was part of the Freedom Flotilla in May on the MV ‘Rachel Corrie’, my third journey on a Free Gaza boat. I am deeply disappointed at the misrepresentation, lack of truth, and bias displayed by your programme.

Aug 22 18:08

The Iraq Legacy: Tell It Like It Is

By Medea Benjamin (opednews.com)
With the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq, the administration, the military and the media are trying to put a positive spin on this grim chapter of U.S. history. It would certainly give some comfort to the grieving families of the over 4,400 soldiers killed in Iraq if their sacrifices had left Iraq a better place or made America safer. But the bitter truth is that the U.S. intervention has been an utter disaster for both Iraq and the United States.

Aug 22 04:45

IRAN: Building a Nuclear Weapon? You’re Kidding, Right?

By Bob Nichols – Veterans Today

(San Francisco) Many people are asking if Iran can build a nuclear weapon. The answer is No, they cannot. Iran does not have the tools or material to do so. Some 40 countries would probably like to build a reactor, though, according to the IAEA, the International Atomic Energy Agency. A reactor is the first step to a nuclear weapon.

But, the President of the US, politicians in Israel and other important people say Iran “might” be able to build a weapon in a few years. So what? I might like to jump over the moon too; but, it ain’t gonna happen.

Aug 21 21:24

GRANT SMITH: The Israel Lobby Swims The Atlantic

“Antiwar.com” — Jeffrey Goldberg’s current cover story in The Atlantic, “The Point of No Return,” achieved massive distribution across a broad spectrum of old and new media in the United States. Some observers – including Glenn Greenwald in “How Propagandists Function” – noted how well the methodology and message of Goldberg’s piece serves the Israeli government’s efforts to push U.S. military action against Iran. Gareth Porter views it as part of an overarching strategy to keep the U.S. from restoring productive relations with Iran. A huge trove of newly declassified documents subpoenaed during a Senate investigation reveals how Israel’s lobby pitched, promoted, and paid to have content placed in America’s top news magazines with overseas funding.

Aug 21 16:56

Brazil and Venezuela: Two Turning Point Elections this Fall

By James Petras

Two elections in Latin America this fall will have decisive importance in the direction of economic and foreign policy for the coming decade.

Venezuelan legislative elections on September 26 will determine whether President Chavez can secure the two-thirds majority needed to proceed with his democratic socialist agenda without the procedural obstructionism of an increasingly hardline Right.

Brazil the most powerful and dynamic industrial and agro-export economy in the region, faces Presidential elections on October 3rd.

In both countries, the electorate is highly polarized, though in Brazil not along a socialist-capitalist axis.

Read the Full Story Here:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/08/brazil-and-venezuela-two-turning-poin...

Aug 21 07:31

Good for the bull!

Aug 20 15:51

GORDON DUFF: CNN COVERUP; AMERICAN CENSORSHIP IN HIGH GEAR

WHISTLEBLOWER OR “KAPO QUEEN,” AMERICAN CENSORSHIP IN HIGH GEAR

“I am in favor of the Zionist state. I would gladly kill Arabs, even slaughter them. I can’t allow Arab lovers to ruin the perfect life I lead.”….Eden Abergil

Aug 20 14:20

The Mosque or Community Center

By Debbie Menon

President Barack Obama on Friday backed the construction of a proposed mosque and Muslim cultural center, then retracted. No surprise there, to retract or weasel out, has become the norm for any American in a position of influence, including the President, the General or anyone speaking against Zionist interests in America.
“As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country,” Obama said to applause at an event attended by diplomats from Islamic countries and members of the U.S. Muslim community. “That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances,” he said.

Aug 20 06:28

World's oldest mechanical clock 'to be wound by hand for last time'

Wells Cathedral in Somerset. Its timepiece was installed in the late 1380s.

The mechanism on the Clock, at Wells Cathedral in Somerset, will be set manually for the last time next week, following the retirement of the last member of a family who has maintained it for almost a century.

Aug 19 17:19

Declassified: Massive Israeli manipulation of US media exposed

Russia Today interviews Grant F. Smith, Director of Institute for Research on Middle Eastern Policy Files declassified in America have revealed covert public relations and lobbying activities of Israel in the U.S. The National Archive made the documents public following a Senate investigation. They suggest Israel has been trying to shape media coverage of issues...

FOR MORE CONTINUE HERE:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/08/declassified-massive-israeli-manipula...

Aug 19 10:46

Budget analysts see 2010 deficit at $1.3 trillion

his year's federal deficit will exceed $1.3 trillion, Congress' official budget analysts projected Thursday in a report underscoring election year perils both parties face as they struggle to balance conflicting demands to trim budget shortfalls, spark the economy and cut taxes.

No worries, the money they lent do not really exist anyway.

Aug 19 08:06

Tensions Rise in Greece as Austerity Measures Backfire

The austerity measures that were supposed to fix Greece's problems are dragging down the country's economy. Stores are closing, tax revenues are falling and unemployment has hit an unbelievable 70 percent in some places. Frustrated workers are threatening to strike back.

Aug 19 04:08

THE KEVIN BARRETT SHOW

NY Times “German 9/11 mosque” article plagued by false statements, Islamophobia

Not everybody “got” the ambivalent humor of my Build a Mega-Mosque on Ground Zero proposal. So I’m returning to straightfaced seriousness — all outrage and no wit. Below is today’s letter to the New York Times ombudsman.
-KB

CONTINUE READING HERE:

http://mycatbirdseat.com/2010/08/the-kevin-barrett-show-2/

Aug 18 18:44

Bob Nichols: EVACUATE NOW! This is Not a Drill

(San Francisco) – Russia is burning down this summer. The smoke is engulfing Moscow and the European Union. Embassies are emptying.

What’s the deal?

Thousands of forest fires are burning all over Russia. More importantly, the nuclear weapons factories and reactors around Mayak and the former Soviet Union’s Uranium Project are going up in smoke. The smoke is toxic and radioactive in every possible sense of the words.

Aug 18 17:30

Hamas must rebrand and take the wind out of Israel’s and America’s sails

By Stuart Littlewood

Littlewood calls on Hamas – indeed, on all Palestinians – to hone their long-neglected public relations strategy, arguing that “whoever rules in Palestine will never win any battles with Israel or the US without a proper media set-up and an effective communications strategy”.

In the five years since I became interested in the Palestinians, only two things of positive note have happened in the occupied territories.

The Palestinians held full and fair elections in 2006 to establish themselves as a democracy – and much good it did them.

Aug 18 12:19

Greek Bonds Slump As Austerity Backfires, Country Enters "Death Spiral", And The Violent End Game Approaches

Those patiently following the Greek Bond-Bund spread to its inevitable conclusion have been fully aware that the plan that Europe is betting its entire future on, is patently flawed: namely that austerity, by its definition does not, and will not work.

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