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August 31, 2014

Aug 31 19:12

U.S. Urges Israel To Reverse Planned West Bank Land Appropriation

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A State Department official said the United States sees Israel’s announcement on Sunday of a land appropriation for possible settlement construction in the occupied West Bank as “counterproductive” to peace efforts and urges the Israeli government to reverse the decision. Israel laid claim to nearly a thousand acres in the Etzion settlement bloc near Bethlehem, a move which an anti-settlement group termed the biggest appropriation in 30 years and a Palestinian official said would cause only more friction after the Gaza war. The U.S. official said, “We have long made clear our opposition to continued settlement activity. This announcement, like every other settlement announcement Israel makes, planning step they approve and construction tender they issue is counterproductive to Israel's stated goal of a negotiated two-state solution with the Palestinians.” The official said in Washington, “We urge the government of Israel to reverse this decision."

Aug 31 17:17

Israel confiscates nearly 1,000 acres of Palestinian land in the West Bank

Israel on Sunday confiscated nearly 1,000 acres of privately owned Palestinian land near an Israeli settlement south of Bethlehem in the West Bank — a move described by Israeli rights group Peace Now as “unprecedented in its scope since the 1980s."

Settlements built on Palestinian land occupied by Israel, including East Jerusalem, are deemed illegal by the United Nations. Israel’s refusal to halt their construction and expansion has at times arrested the peace process and increased resentment and distrust among Palestinians.

In a statement published on its website, Peace Now condemned the latest land confiscation and said it further damaged the chance of achieving a last peace between Israelis and Palestinians based on a two-state solution.

Aug 31 17:15

ON LABOUR DAY, AND EVERY OTHER DAY, LOOK FOR THE UNION LABEL

Labor Day has arrived, and families across the country will be getting their backyards ready for barbecues. In progressive circles, a familiar message is making the rounds: Buy union. Make sure your grill is a Weber or Thermador, made by union hands. Eat Butterball and Hebrew National franks. A list of brands has been circulating on social media sites with the goal of urging pro-labor consumers to support members of the Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and other food sector and manufacturing unions.

Aug 31 15:09

The 9/11 Triple Cross

Three major thesis are in competition concerning the culprit of the 9/11 attacks:

1. Islam Job: the official conclusion of the 9/11 Commission, blaming Muslim terrorists in general, and Osama bin Laden in particular;
2. Inside Job: the dominant thesis within the so-called 9/11 Truth movement, which accuses the American government, or a faction within the American Deep State;
3. Mossad Job: the rising alternative thesis within the community of truth seekers, which claim that the masterminds were a Zionist network close to the Israeli Likud.


Aug 31 14:52

Who Shot Down MH17? The Ukrainian Military

imagine my lack of surprise!

Aug 31 14:45

US Army Drills to Battle Political Dissent and Crime in 'Megacities'

Eric Blair
Activist Post

As we've witnessed recently in Ferguson, Missouri, the difference between police and military is already nearly indistinguishable. In other words, the Army is already taking on peaceful citizens in domestic cities. Tank-supported SWAT teams already grenade and raid homes to serve warrants for victimless, non-violent offenses. What more can they possibly train for?

The U.S. Army is now getting into the crime-fighting business. According to the Army Times, the Army is training to fight battles in megacities, not against other armies, but to help local authorities root out shadowy criminals, extremists and, wait for it, wait for it, influential political dissidents...

Aug 31 14:21

Western threats against Russia increase danger of nuclear war

The imperialist powers are intensifying their confrontation with Russia in the run-up to today’s European Union (EU) meeting and next week’s NATO summit in Wales. The escalation, which is being driven by Washington and Berlin, is increasing the danger of a military conflict between NATO and Russia that could result in a nuclear war.

Aug 31 14:13

Gaza reconstruction will take 20 years, says UN-backed authority

A UN backed construction authority has said rebuilding Gaza’s battered and neglected housing stock will take at least 20 years as thousands of houses were razed or suffered damage in Israel’s Protective Edge operation.

Aug 31 14:10

Obama’s “Catastrophic Defeat” in Ukraine

Washington's "Pivot" hits a Brick Wall

Aug 31 14:04

The U.S. Is Now a ‘Third World’ Country

Slightly more than one American household with children in every 25 is surviving on less than $2 per day of income from all sources. One quarter of that 4.3% (that’s 1% of all Americans with children) receive less than $1.25 per day. One third (that’s about 1.33% of all Americans) receive between $1.25 and $2. Another third of that 4.3% receive enough government benefits to be living on between $1.25 and $2 a day. A tiny 0.1% of that 4.3% are even surviving somehow on “Negative income & benefits.”


Aug 31 14:02

NATO to Set Up Another 5 Military Bases in Eastern Europe

NATO plans to set up five additional military bases in Eastern Europe, German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported.

Aug 31 11:37

Fukushima okays nuke waste storages in return for almost $3bn in subsidies

Fukushima’s governor has officially agreed to allow the country’s authorities to store radioactive waste for 30 years in two municipalities in exchange for 300 billion yen ($2.89 billion) in subsidies.

Aug 31 11:18

How the Palestinians Won

Twas not a famous victory – but that’s what the Palestinians of Gaza are celebrating. There was much shaking of heads in the international media when the fireworks burst over that shattered land on Tuesday night. After more than 2,100 dead – about 1,700 of them civilians – and 100,000 wounded, what did they have to crow about? An end to the killing? Peace?

Well, no. In fact, Hamas – the vicious, horrible, terrorist Hamas with whom “we” (as in “the West”, Tony Blair, Israel, the US and all honourable men and women) cannot talk – has indeed won a victory.

Aug 31 10:38

G4S Guantanamo contract ‘breaches UK policy’

The government is being asked to take action against British firm G4S, after it emerged the company has won a £71m contract to provide a range of ‘base support’ services at Guantánamo Bay.

Legal charity Reprieve, which assists Guantánamo prisoners such as British resident Shaker Aamer, has submitted a dossier of evidence to the UK’s responsible business watchdog, the National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines (UK NCP). The submission argues that by providing ‘essential’ services at the prison, G4S will be contravening British government policy that the prison must be closed, as well as the OECD’s guidelines for responsible business conduct.


Aug 31 10:31

NATO Membership For Ukraine – Another Move On The Grand Chessboard

Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post

As the geopolitical tug of war continues to take place over the ravaged country of Ukraine, both sides of the conflict – NATO and Russia – have begun taking steps toward a more solidified structure of alliances that will no doubt have massive reverberations across the world and possibly lead to direct confrontation between nuclear powers.

Indeed, as further evidence that the Western NATO bloc desires an ultimate conflict with Russia and the BRICS powers, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has indicated that Ukraine is firmly on the path to become an eventual member of the NATO alliance...

Aug 31 09:56

Washington’s Top Ten Favorite Terrorists

While the US government still claims it is fighting a “War on Terror”, it is often forgotten that the US government has a friendly relationship with many terrorist groups around the world. This relationship is not merely historical, but current.

The US government often supports terrorists who are fighting against governments which oppose Wall Street and are seeking to developing independently. Many terrorists, who commit all kinds of violent crimes against humanity, are being directly supported by the US government at this time.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In today's Washington, "our thugs" are tinpot dictators who give not a rat's nether regions for their people, oppress them, and, ultimately, are overthrown by angry citizens who will never trust the US government ever again.

Aug 31 09:51

Video of Lava at Eruption Site

According to volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson, the eruption in Holuhraun lava field is more powerful now than it was this morning.

A video of the lava by Þorsteinn Jónsson of the Institute of Earth Sciences can be seen here on the website of national broadcaster RÚV.

The Aviation Color Code for Bárðarbunga has been lowered from red to orange.

The eruption site is outside of the glacier and the fissure is estimated to be 1.5 km long with lava flowing to the northeast, as stated in a report from the Icelandic Department of Civil Protection issued at 2 pm.

The report also states that to volcanic ash has been detected by the radar system and that the civil protection level is still ‘Alert Phase.’

Highland closures remain in effect and all airports are open.

Aug 31 09:47

Monsanto has sued farmers for 16 years, never lost a case

Where is the justice? Since 1997, Monsanto has filed 145 lawsuits, or on average about 9 lawsuits every year for 16 straight years, against farmers who have “improperly reused their patented seeds.”

The biotech giant hasn’t lost a single case, either. Not one. This includes when farmers tried to sue Monsanto over cross-pollination of their organic crops with GMO seed. For example, a federal court dismissed one of those cases, saying that it couldn’t protect Monsanto against unfair lawsuits should they side in the farmers’ favor.

What about unfair business practices? What about 92% of people saying they want their food labeled if it contains genetically modified ingredients? What about the right of farmers to grow food from seed that hasn’t been altered to turn it into a DNA freak show?

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder just how many congressional representatives Monsanto owns, and how many judges (through sweet stock options)it owns as well.


Aug 31 09:23

#GazaUnderAttack ~~ LESSONS FROM THE WAR

The future of Gaza is still uncertain. Even when you reach agreement with Israel (or with Egypt) there is no guarantee that it will be honored, as happened with the agreements after the previous (2012) war and with the 2011 prisoners’ exchange. Yet Gaza is fighting for liberty…

Aug 31 09:23

#OccupyFaceBook

It’s one thing for an Israeli soldier to post his venom on FaceBook or Instagram …. BUT when a Palestinian speaks his piece, that’s a different story …

An Israeli court in Petah Tikva extended the detention of Suhaib Zahida, 31, until Sept. 4, after he was arrested on Thursday for creating a page on Facebook called “the Intifada of Hebron” in addition to leading a campaign for the boycott of Israeli products.

Aug 31 09:22

ISIL completely fabricated enemy by US: Former CIA contractor

Former CIA contractor Steven Kelley says that the ISIL terrorist group is a completely fabricated enemy created and funded by the United States.

“This is a completely fabricated enemy,” he said in a phone interview with Press TV from Anaheim, California on Thursday.

“The funding is completely from the United States and its allies and for people to think that this enemy is something that needs to be attacked in Syria or Iraq is a farce because obviously this is something that we create it, we control and only now it has become inconvenient for us to attack this group as a legitimate enemy,” Kelley added.

He made the remarks as US President Barack Obama is under pressure to seek congressional approval before expanding Washington’s military air campaign against ISIL targets from Iraq into neighboring Syria.

Aug 31 09:20

Ecuador to replace the US dollar with its own digital currency

Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first digital currency issued by the country’s central bank, in what is seen by many as a step to abandon the US dollar, the currency now used by the Central American country.

The currency is expected to start circulating in December, according to the country’s Central Bank.

The technical details or the name of the currency have not been revealed, although the officials stated that it would not be a crypto-currency like Bitcoin.

The new currency is expected to co-exist with the US dollar, the current official money Ecuador uses, and will be channeled for 2.8 million people in the country – 40 per cent of the participants in the economy – who are too poor to afford the usual banking.

Use of the currency will be voluntary, and it will not be used to pay the state employees.

It will be possible to make and get payments via cellphones, Central Bank’s deputy director Gustavo Solorzano told AP.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"The Ecuadorian government is poised to do WHAT?!?!?

INVADE NOW!!!!" Official Federal Reserve Souse.


Aug 31 09:19

Family of unarmed man fatally shot by off-duty Chicago cop seeks justice

A fatal shooting of an unarmed man in Chicago was caught on surveillance video and has sparked outrage and calls from his family for justice to be served on those who murdered him.

Aug 31 09:18

Militia says it "secured" U.S. compound in Tripoli

An Islamist-allied militia group "secured" a U.S. Embassy residential compound in Libya's capital, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is, needless to say, the justification for the US to re-invade Libya!

Aug 31 09:14

Another Eruption Starts in Holuhraun

Another eruption started in Holuhraun lava field north of Bárðarbunga volcano at around 4:00 am this morning.

Weather conditions in the area are currently bad, making the eruption difficult to see on the webcam located at Bárðarbunga.

The eruption is in the same area as the eruption which occurred on Friday morning.

Aug 31 09:06

EU set to tighten Russia sanctions 'within a week'

The European Union has given Russia one week to reverse course in Ukraine or face new sanctions.

European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said the EU was working urgently on further restrictive measures.

Earlier, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said his country was "close to a point of no return - full scale-war" with Russia.

Russia denies Western accusations that its forces have illegally crossed into Ukraine to support separatists there.

Pro-Russian rebels have made gains against Ukrainian troops in recent days in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

Aug 31 09:05

All Wars Are Bankers' Wars

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The war is really cranking up and the bankers are having orgasms!

The original article that inspired this video is HERE and contains additional information not in the video.

Aug 31 09:01

The Economics Of Perpetual War

Art of War actually states that “no country has ever profited from protracted warfare,” and cautions generals to “fight under Heaven with the paramount aim of ‘preservation.’” Yet as far back as we have historical records, these sorts of ideas have fallen on deaf ears among governments and military organizations alike.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The only people who profit from wars are the bankers who create money out of thin air then loan it to the warring parties at ruinous interest!

Aug 31 08:58

French President Says "There Is Risk Of War" As Europe Plans Additional Russia Sanctions

For months Europe had thought that mere verbal (and hollow) threats, populist posturing and propaganda would be enough to force Russia's Putin to back off and withdraw from the endless Ukraine escalation, into a Kremlin cocoon with his tail between his legs. What they didn't anticipate was that Putin would in no way back down (as that would be seen as defeat and weakness by his numerous internal foes), nor would have have to: with Russia providing a third of European gas and with winter approaching, Russia had all the trumps cards from day one.

Aug 31 08:57

20,000 Pakistan Riot Police Unleash Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets As Protesters Breach PM's Residence, 230 Injured

Against the background we initialliy explained here, and the escalation we discussed here, Imran Khan's "Pakistan Spring" has grown dramatically. The former cricketing-legend and erstwhile opposition leader's call for people to take to the streets to demand new 'unrigged' elections has 1000s of protesters breaching the Prime Minister's residence in Islamabad. Along with anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri, Khan urged peaceful protest but, as AP reports, an estimated 20,000 police in riot gear are blocking the procession using tear gas and rubber bullets. Local hospitals report at least 100 injuries.

Aug 31 08:56

A Nation in Denial? The US has the most people in denial about the inequality they live amid. People who underestimate their society’s level of inequality turn out to be less likely to support policies that would help distribute their society’s income and

Every August, for most of the last four decades, top central bankers from around the world have been making their way to the Wyoming mountain resort of Jackson Hole for an invitation-only blue-ribbon economic symposium.

Aug 31 08:56

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

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

Webmaster's Commentary: 

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

Aug 31 08:54

75 UN troops flee into Israel to escape Syrian rebels

Israel confirms entry of UNDOF peacemakers across Golan border; al-Nusra rebels attack troops near DMZ; Irish troops extricate some Fijian colleagues

Aug 31 08:51

Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when

The Independent on Sunday can reveal that a House of Commons committee is to investigate what Tony Blair's Home Office knew about the Rotherham scandal as far back as 2001 after more evidence emerged about his government's efforts to pacify Muslim communities.

Meanwhile, a former minister claimed he was threatened with the sack by his then boss, the foreign secretary Jack Straw, for calling on Muslims in the UK to choose between the "British way or the way of the terrorists" after a 24-year-old from South Yorkshire tried to bomb Israelis in a bar in Tel Aviv in 2003. Former Foreign Office minister Denis MacShane said he was forced to agree to a "grovelling climb-down" over his remarks because he was warned it risked upsetting community relations.

Aug 31 08:49

‘Common sense prevailed’: Ukraine releases Russian paratroopers

All Russian paratroopers who were detained earlier in the week in eastern Ukraine have been handed over to the Russian side, deputy commander of the Airborne Forces, Major-General Aleksey Ragozin has confirmed.

“The negotiations were very difficult. However, common sense prevailed, and all ended well,” Ragozin said on Saturday night, cited by RIA.

Aug 31 08:48

Russell Brand is 'left-wing commie scum', Fox News says, as fight to the death continues

We’re not sure how nasty it has to get between Fox News and Russell Brand before the two decide to meet up, kiss and put it all behind them, but the war of words certainly makes for good viewing.

Two days ago, comedian Brand used his YouTube channel to address the criticism levelled at him for his own denigration of Fox News’ coverage of the Ferguson protests.

He had originally condemned the news station for hiring a token black person to come on to lament the riots and was labelled “left-wing commie scum” as a result by Fox presenter Greg Gutfeld.

Aug 31 08:46

'We're not kidnappers. We took our son because cruel NHS let us down': Father of five-year-old with brain tumour explains why he fled to Spain

The parents of Ashya King, the five-year-old boy who was taken out of hospital against doctors’ orders, have been arrested after they were found with their son in Spain.

Hampshire Police said King and his parents were pulled over in their family car by Malaga police at 9pm UK time on Saturday.

Police said the young boy, who has a brain tumour and requires extensive medical care, showed “no visible signs of distress” and has been taken to hospital.

Assistant Chief Constable Chris Shead of Hampshire Constabulary said Ashya’s parents, Brett King, 51, and Naghemeh King, 45, were in custody after being arrested on a European arrest warrant. Police have 72 hours to question the pair before handing them over to a judge, who will then initiate extradition proceedures.

Aug 31 08:41

Canadian MP: Palestinians have a right to self-defence

Canadian member of parliament Sana Hassainia reiterated her condemnation of the Israeli massacres in Gaza, saying that condoning Israel's actions against Palestinian civilians is "unfair."

In an interview with Anadolu Agency on Friday, Hassainia, who recently resigned from her New Democratic Party over its stance on Gaza, criticised the censorship of any views sympathetic to the Palestinians in Canada and western countries.

Aug 31 08:41

Putin calls for talks on 'statehood' for eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday dramatically raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for the first time for statehood to be considered for the restive east of the former Soviet state.

Aug 31 08:40

EU leaders deliver sanctions ultimatum to Russia over Ukraine

European Union leaders have given Russia a week to reverse course in Ukraine or face a new round of sanctions as Kiev warns it is on the brink of full-scale war with Moscow.

Fears are growing that the confrontation on the EU's eastern borders could engulf the whole continent after Russia sent troops to back a new offensive by pro-Kremlin rebels in south-east Ukraine.

The EU president, Herman Van Rompuy, said the 28 leaders meeting in Brussels had agreed to take "further significant steps" if Moscow did not back down.

Aug 31 08:40

Hamas calls for disarming Israelis instead of Palestinians

The Gaza resistance movement Hamas has announced that any attempts to disarm Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza are "worthless," urging other nations to ban the Israeli regime.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Just think how much US taxpayer money we will save by not paying for all those weapons!

Aug 31 08:39

Debunking the "The Saudis did 9-11" nonsense!

And finally, here is some common sense that totally undermines the attempt to frame Saudi Arabia for 9-11. If Saudi Arabia really wanted to hurt the United States, they don't need to fly airplanes into skyscrapers to do it. All they have to do is ask for their money back, all at once. The resulting damage to the US financial system would make 9-11 look like a minor inconvenience in comparison.

And it would be perfectly legal for Saudi Arabia to ask for their money back.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I am reposting this article because three pro-Israel congressmen are claiming that there is a secret 9-11 document that they are demanding to be made public, one that places the blame for 9-11 on Saudi Arabia. Walter Jones was on the Ron Paul channel today pushing this latest attempt to protect Israel from the consequences of their actions.

This is actually a repeat of the same stunt they tried 2 years ago in which they tease the public with the story of a secret 9-11 document and try to get everyone to demand to see it. The document frames Saudi Arabia for 9-11, to protect Israel.

But as this article lays out, Saudi Arabia didn't have a motive to do 9-11, and if they wanted to hurt the US, they would not need airplanes into skyscrapers to do it.

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Aug 31 08:37

The US government can brand you a terrorist based on a Facebook post. We can't let them make up the rules

The US government’s web of surveillance is vast and interconnected. Now we know just how opaque, inefficient and discriminatory it can be.

As we were reminded again just this week, you can be pulled into the National Security Agency’s database quietly and quickly, and the consequences can be long and enduring. Through ICREACH, a Google-style search engine created for the intelligence community, the NSA provides data on private communications to 23 government agencies. More than 1,000 analysts had access to that information.

This kind of data sharing, however, isn’t limited to the latest from Edward Snowden’s NSA files. It was confirmed earlier this month that the FBI shares its master watchlist, the Terrorist Screening Database, with at least 22 foreign governments, countless federal agencies, state and local law enforcement, plus private contractors.

Aug 31 08:34

See for yourself: Aerial and panoramic views show devastation in Gaza

Aug 31 08:33

"Open Bethlehem" film documents fight against wall, settlements


The trailer has been released for Open Bethlehem, a new film by Palestinian documentary-maker Leila Sansour which calls for an international response to the plight of her hometown.

Aug 31 08:31

Israel's defense establishment recommends easing Gaza restrictions

Israel's defense establishment will recommend to politicians that they show generosity in indirect negotiations with Hamas when discussing the conditions for a permanent cease-fire, in order to forestall renewed hostilities at the end of September. A senior military source has told Haaretz that it is in Israel’s interest to avoid intense social and economic pressure on Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu will never agree to this, as he is trying to claim that Israel "won" the latest war with Gaza, and any concessions at all will undermine his hallucinations in that regard!

Aug 31 08:30

Thirteen arrested as protesters tell Senators Menendez and Booker: ‘No more blank check for Israel’s crimes’

On Tuesday August 26, 2014, more than 50 demonstrators protested outside the Newark, New Jersey, offices of U.S. Senators Robert Menendez and Cory Booker demanding that the legislators stop providing a blank check for Israel’s crimes. Thirteen demonstrators were arrested inside the building as they read out the names of some of the nearly 500 Palestinian children killed in Gaza.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Aug 31 08:28

Nuclear War is Solution to Problems of Old Age

Thanks to Prime Minister Stephen Harper,
Canada will be a Russian
target in any future nuclear war.
My old age will be taken care of.

Aug 31 08:27

FLASHBACK - The New McCarthyism

Once again vast sums of money are being spent on a war, this time a hot one and getting hotter. Once again parties with a vested interest are out to smear and destroy anyone who dares ask if the wars are worth the sacrifice of our young people (not to mention the money), indeed if there really is any point at all to the wars aside from justifying the flow of money to defense contractors.

But the Soviet Union has gone out of business. The word "communist" doesn't carry the same psychological impact it used to, so the war hawk smear squad has come up with a new one, "Anti-Semite." Like "Communist", "Anti-Semite" is used to ruin the lives of people who have not actually done anything wrong other than to challenge the war profiteers. It is a new word for an old trick, and I am amazed that they are still playing the same old game, but I guess the FBI can always find some dumb-assed idiot to fall for it and do their dirty work of wrecking a career for them.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In the aftermath of Israel's Pyrrhic "victory" in Gaza, there is a new McCarthyism stalking Hollywood intending to punish all those who dared speak out for Palestine, only instead of "communist", the word used to wreck careers is "Anti-Semite!" Film and TV, although no longer the high ground in the war for the minds of Americans, was once dominant, and as such, was a target for political influence of every agenda. Those who go along have good careers. Those who do not are destroyed. That is a fact of life in Hollywood, as the trashing of my own career during the Vincent Foster affair illustrates.

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Aug 31 08:24

Police State: US Military Plans to Crush Dissident Political Groups, Target Leaders with Sniper Fire

Links tweeted by WikiLeaks this week called attention to the development of crowd control doctrines by the US military, the most recent of which are codified in a US Army Techniques document dated April 2014, titled “Civil Disturbances.” Main concepts elaborated in the document include crowd dynamics, behavior theories, crowd types, and a “Graduated Response Matrix.”

The document points to various dissident political groups as main targets of the Army’s crowd control planning. “Examples of well-organized groups are anarchists, antiglobalization groups, and anti free enterprise groups,” the US Army document states.

Aug 31 08:23

Israel’s Political Firewall against the Truth

In an article published in the September 6th edition of The Palestine Chronicle (“Imagining Palestinians as Equal”) I began with this quote from novelist Aldous Huxley: “The propagandist’s purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.” It is the key to separating out what is blatant propaganda and what is fair and honest communication.

The purpose of Israel’s political firewall is blocking out and discrediting the testimony of the people it abuses on a daily basis and their supporters, through using high level elites.

Aug 31 08:22

Calls to Fire Minister as Fallout Over Gaza Operation Continues

Senior Likud MK Ofer Akunis calls on PM Netanyahu to fire Tourism Minister Landau for saying Israel 'lost' Gaza Operation.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel did lose the Gaza operation, and firing ministers and Netanyahu's proclamations cannot change that. For Israel to be seen as victorious, HAMAS (if not all the Gazans) had to be removed. For HAMAS (and the Gazans) to be seen as victorious, they merely had to endure, which is what they did. Along the way, Israel destroyed their reputation as permanent victim and stands revealed to the world as the aggressor, striking from behind the flimsiest of lies and justifications.

Aug 31 08:17

Saudi king: Islamic State will reach ‘Europe in a month and America in another month’

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has a stark warning to America: The Islamic State’s terror will visit American shores in one month if it is not confronted in Syria and Iraq.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Saudi Arabia continues to play ball with the US supporting more wars because more wars means more oil and gas for war which means more money for Saudi Arabia. But King Abdullah needs to pay attention to the anti-Saudi propaganda taking place (such as the attempt to frame them for 9-11) and realize that the US, goaded by Israel, will eventually turn on him.

Aug 31 08:15

Israel confiscates 1000 acres of Palestinian land south of Bethlehem

Israeli authorities on Sunday announced the confiscation of around 4,000 dunums (1,000 acres) of private Palestinian land south of Bethlehem in the southern West Bank.

Palestinian owners of the land were given 45 days to submit formal objections to the announcement in Israeli courts, otherwise all confiscated lands would automatically become Israeli government property.

Mayor of the nearby Palestinian town of Surif Muhammad Ghuneimat told Ma'an that Israeli forces posted signs in private olive tree orchards in the area warning that they have been confiscated by the Israeli government.

Aug 31 08:04

NATO plans to dispatch 10,000 troops to eastern Ukraine

NATO is reportedly planning to send an expeditionary force composed of 10,000 troops from seven different member states to Ukraine amid rising tensions with Russia over the conflict in Eastern European country.

The creation of the force will be led by Britain and involve contributions from Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, and the Netherlands, media outlets reported on Saturday.

Canada is also interested in joining the plan, but it is not known what its final decision will be.

Although no formal announcement has been made yet, British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to declare the force formation at the upcoming NATO summit in Wales on September 4.

Aug 31 07:49

Menendez: US should provide arms to Ukraine to fight Russian ‘invasion’

** He advocates that the Ukranian junta should use "lethal" weapons on it`s citizens. **

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Sunday said the U.S. and its allies should provide lethal weapons to Ukraine’s military, calling Russia’s recent incursions into the country an “invasion.”

“This is a watershed moment,” Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said during an interview from the capital city of Kiev on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “Thousands of Russian troops are here … and they are directly engaged in an invasion.”

President Obama has been reluctant to provide even defensive weapons to Ukraine’s military, believing Kiev had the capabilities to fight pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country.

Menendez said that while that may have been the president’s “initial assessment,” circumstances on the ground today are “dramatically different.”

Aug 31 07:47

The Covert Origins of ISIS

The Islamic militant group ISIS, formerly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq, and recently rebranded as the so called Islamic State, is the stuff of nightmares. They are ruthless, fanatical, killers, on a mission, and that mission is to wipe out anyone and everyone, from any religion or belief system and to impose Shari'ah law. The mass executions, beheadings and even crucifixions that they are committing as they work towards this goal are flaunted like badges of pride, video taped and uploaded for the whole world to see. This is the new face of evil.

Aug 31 07:45

NSA Expanding Spying Programs With Advanced Capabalities

August 30, 2014 - A US geo-political analyst says the recent report about the National Security Agency (NSA) secretly providing data to nearly two dozen US government agencies via a powerful search engine illustrates how the advancement of technologies has given US intelligence agencies more capability to further expand their vast spying programs.

Citing classified documents provided by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, The Intercept investigative site reported Monday that the NSA built its own “Google-like” search engine and shares hundreds of billions of digital records with federal law enforcement and several other US government agencies.

Aug 31 07:35

U.S. Court rules that biotech corporations can't force grain elevator companies to accept GMOs

A federal appeals court has ruled that a biotech giant cannot force a grain elevator firm to store a strain of genetically modified corn.

As reported by agriculture website Capital Press, Syngenta attempted to employ a 100-plus-year-old warehouse law to force the elevator company, Bunge, to accept the GM corn. The ruling may preempt other makers of GM seeds and crops from using the same litigation tactic against grain elevators that have refused to harbor crops with altered transgenic traits, according to experts

Aug 31 07:25

Google's Self-Driving Car Can't Navigate Heavy Rain Or Most Roads

Apparently the famous Google self-driving car isn't that close to giving us hands-free transportation after all.

While Google's fleet has safely driven more than 700,000 miles, the autonomous model relies so heavily on maps and detailed data that it can't yet drive itself in 99 percent of the country, according to an MIT Technology Review report.

Aug 31 07:15

Australian Meteo Bureau Caught Fudging Numbers To 'Prove' Global Warming

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has been caught red-handed manipulating temperature data to show "global warming" where none actually exists.

At Amberley, Queensland, for example, the data at a weather station showing 1 degree Celsius cooling per century was "homogenized" (adjusted) by the Bureau so that it instead showed a 2.5 degrees warming per century.

At Rutherglen, Victoria, a cooling trend of -0.35 degrees C per century was magically transformed at the stroke of an Australian meteorologist's pen into a warming trend of 1.73 degrees C per century.

Aug 31 06:49

Ron Paul: US govt. knew about 9/11

Former US congressman Ron Paul has suggested that the US government knew about the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks before the incident occurred inside the country.

“I believe that if we ever get the full truth [about 9/11], we’ll find out that our government had it in the records exactly what the plans were, or at least close to it,” Paul said in a radio interview with Money and Markets host Charles Goyette last Friday.

“You already mentioned that [the US government] had been warned that something was going to happen,” he added.

“Does that prove the fact that our president and others actually sat down and laid the plans and did this? I don’t think it does,” he said.

The former presidential candidate also noted that the crimes committed by former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden were “minor” compared to the harm the United States has caused since the 2001 attacks.

Aug 31 06:08

Balfour Declaration

The basis for the country of Israel

The Balfour Declaration (it its entirety)
Foreign Office
November 2nd, 1917
Dear Lord Rothschild,
I have much pleasure in conveying to you, on behalf of His Majesty's Government, the following declaration of sympathy with Jewish Zionist aspirations which has been submitted to, and approved by, the Cabinet.
"His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country."
I should be grateful if you would bring this declaration to the knowledge of the Zionist Federation.
Yours sincerely,
Arthur James Balfour

Aug 31 05:59

Gaza war bill estimated at $5 billion

Thirty days after the start of Operation Protective Edge on June 8, a three-day cease-fire was announced, and renewed again on Aug. 11. However, the end of the war will reveal a reality that may be harsher than the war itself. The Gaza Strip, a small densely populated area, is perhaps the only place in the world that suffered three devastating wars requiring extensive reconstruction three times in seven years.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/08/gaza-war-reconstruct...

Aug 31 05:59

Coming to a campus near you: ADL recruits student politicians for Israel trips

As the school year starts, the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) director of Campus Initiatives, Naomi Mayor, has sent personalized invitations to elected members of student government inviting them to participate in an all-expenses paid trip to Israel. (You can read the e-mail below, at the end of this article.)

Called the “Campus Leaders Mission to Israel,” these trips are one of the ADL’s most important tactics in influencing campus political decisions. Rather than focus on convincing the general student body to continue supporting the occupation, this tactic focuses on influencing student decision-makers. By convincing them to adopt political positions that support the Israeli occupation, the ADL and other groups can create a bulwark between student popular opinion and the student government’s actual votes.

Aug 31 05:56

The Good the Bad and the Ugly

Aug 31 05:52

Gaza conflict: Israeli PM Netanyahu says war was 'victory'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the seven-week conflict in Gaza ended in "victory".

The Palestinian Islamist Hamas movement was "hit hard and got none of its demands," Mr Netanyahu said.

Aug 31 05:47

First Images From The World's Most Powerful Commercial Satellite Are Shockingly Detailed

This month, a company called DigitalGlobe launched what was billed as the world’s sharpest commercial Earth-imaging satellite. Called WorldView-3, the $500 million gadget can snap images of the ground at a 30-centimeter resolution. That’s sharp enough to see “not only a car, but the windshield and the direction the car is going,” the company boasted in a press release—as well as home plate on a baseball diamond, or the health of agricultural crops or even individual trees.

In fact, it’s so sharp that the company isn’t allowed to show the satellite’s full-resolution images to the public yet. The U.S. government recently eased its restrictions on high-resolution commercial satellite imagery, but the change won’t take full effect until February 2015. Still, the 40-centimeter versions you’ll see below rank among the sharpest yet seen by non-classified eyes.

Aug 31 05:39

Miko Peled # Zionism Must Go #Free Palestine, End the Occupation

It is extremely important to realize: Hamas is Not the problem.

Gaza is Not the problem.

The Rockets are Not the problem.

Zionism & Israel are the problem.

Zionism is a racist, colonial, idea.

That’s why “Zionism has to go” is a true statement.

This is what we need to focus on.

Hamas is an resistance organization. It was established as a result of a brutal Oppression and Occupation. This is something we have to start talking about without being afraid, he said.?

We have to understand, if anybody supports the state of Israel, you support the package, with all its baggage, he notes:

You support the racist laws,

You support the killing of innocent children because they are non-jews,

You support a State that has thousands of political prisoners, mass incarceration of people without charges.

The struggle today for the people of conscience is to End Zionism to Free Palestine and End the Occupation.

Aug 31 05:38

Monsanto in Ukraine: IMF loan for Ukraine may give GMO giant a backdoor into EU

Ukraine’s bid for closer ties with the west could come at a cost. With the IMF set to loan the country $17 billion, the deal could also see GMO crops grown in some of the most fertile lands on the continent, warns Frederic Mousseau.

Very few, not least the Ukrainian population are aware of these details, but according to Mousseau, who is a Policy Director at The Oakland Institute, in return for the cash, Ukraine could very well become a test ground for GMO crops in Europe, something the rest of the European Union has been looking to prevent. RT caught up with the Frenchman, who voiced his concerns at what may lay ahead.

Aug 31 05:29

Israel to expropriate 400 hectares of West Bank, army says

Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel announced plans on Sunday to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank, the military said.

Aug 31 04:23

Obama: "If You Blow the Whistle, You Should Be Thanked"

These were the surprising words of President Obama on 7 August 2014, as he signed a $16 billion bill to improve veterans’ access to medical care. The bill followed a report from the Department for Veterans’ Affairs, which confirmed many of the complaints whistleblowers had been making – waiting lists were indeed being manipulated to hide how long veterans were having to wait for medical appointments.

Aug 31 02:09

Chaos, clashes in Pakistan: Protesters storm PM’s office, hundreds injured

Police in Islamabad, Pakistan’s capital fired tear gas as at least 25,000 people gathered in the city center, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation. A group of protesters attempted to storm the PM's residence.

Aug 31 02:05

Facts withheld regarding the MH17 Malaysian airlines crash. Dutch Government Refuses to Release Black Box Recordings

On Aug. 11, the Dutch Safety Board announced that a preliminary report would be published in a week with the first factual finding of the ongoing investigation into the flight that departed from Amsterdam and crashed in Ukraine. The Netherlands was given custody of the flight data recorder, or black box recordings, from the crash.

As of Aug. 25, the Dutch government has refused to release the recordings. This, of course, immediately raises suspicions that the Kiev junta forces were responsible for the crash.

Aug 31 01:51

Ukraine 'slipping out of control', Germany warns

The crisis in eastern Ukraine is "slipping out of control" and needs to be reined in to avoid direct military confrontation between Ukraine and Russia, Germany has warned.

Aug 31 01:47

Refugees protest against 'monotonous' Italian food

For two days, a group of about 40 asylum-seekers staying at a refugee centre in the Veneto province of Belluno refused to eat the “pasta with tomato sauce, bread and eggs” meals they were given and called to be fed food from their own countries.

If they want to be fed food from their own countries, the obvious thing to do is to go back there. And stay.

Aug 31 01:36

“Russian Invasion” – Screaming ‘Wolf!’ Strategy of Deception. Lies Repeated Umpteen Times. What is the Endgame?

“Russian Invasion” – How long is screaming ‘Wolf!’ having an impact on Western public opinion? – Until Full Spectrum Dominance has been attained?

Aug 31 01:31

Ron Paul: "Too Much Killing, Palestinians Have Been Treated Unfairly, & Something Should Be Done About That"

Congressman Ron Paul recently participated in a Q&A with supporters and was asked if he considered the killing of Palestinians in Gaza, funded by the U.S. government, to be "genocide."

August 30, 2014

Aug 30 23:50

The Less Americans Know about Ukraine's Location, the More They Want U.S. To Intervene

On March 28-31, 2014, we asked a national sample of 2,066 Americans (fielded via Survey Sampling International Inc., or SSI), what action they wanted the U.S. to take in Ukraine, but with a twist: In addition to measuring standard demographic characteristics and general foreign policy attitudes, we also asked our survey respondents to locate Ukraine on a map as part of a larger, ongoing project to study foreign policy knowledge. We wanted to see where Americans think Ukraine is and to learn if this knowledge (or lack thereof) is related to their foreign policy views. We found that only one out of six Americans can find Ukraine on a map, and that this lack of knowledge is related to preferences: The farther their guesses were from Ukraine’s actual location, the more they wanted the U.S. to intervene with military force.

Drink Brawndo, America! Here comes the military draft.

Aug 30 20:05

Henry Rollins Apologizes for Suicide Article

I believe that you apologized in order to protect your livelihood, such as it is today, to shut up anyone who might be jeopardizing the income you earn, not because you’re sorry.

If you’re going to be outrageous, have the balls to say what you mean, and stand behind what you say.

Or just shut up.

This applies to those public personas who recant their truthful criticism of Israel. I wish I had been listening when Tom Leykis was taking no-holds-barred listeners' calls, and I wish his podcast downloads were available to non-members.

Aug 30 19:32

How the US Enables Israel

Following the Israeli attack on Egypt in 1967, the US has been the primary supplier of advanced weaponary to Israel. However, by continuing to arm Israel today, the US violates its own laws, in particular, the Arms Export Control Act (Public Law 90-829), that prohibits its weapons being used against civilians.

Aug 30 19:30

Israel, a nation of hate

Racism in Israel is not an exception, but the social norm. This was validated in a recent poll conducted by the Israel Democracy Institute, which showed that 95 per cent of Israeli Jews were fully behind their army’s genocidal campaign in Gaza.

Aug 30 19:27

U.S. Senators Urge Ecuador to Restore Relations with Israel

Ecuador will continue supporting Palestine despite U.S. pressure to restore diplomatic relations with Israel.

Aug 30 19:23

ISIL fabricated by US!: Former CIA contractor

Former CIA contractor Steven Kelley says that the ISIL terrorist group is a completely fabricated enemy created and funded by the United States.

Aug 30 19:19

International Law Is a Tool in the Hands of Great Powers

Prominent international lawyer Gilles Devers says International law has become a tool in the hands of great powers and that is why Israel has been so far immune to any kind of accountability over its war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Aug 30 19:11

We care enough about sports to review ‘official’ calls, but not to review ‘official’ calls of ‘lawful’ wars?!?

*hyperlinks live at source*
If Americans applied their passion and expertise in sports laws to current US/UK/Israel/UN wars, the resultant outrage would quickly cause “leaders’” arrests for obvious unlawful Wars of Aggression.

We care, appropriately, that sports law be reviewed for proper calls on the field of play. Examples include tennis, baseball, and football. The illegality of all current wars are easily proved by reviewing war law on that field: military armed attack is unlawful unless in response to military attack from another nation’s government.

Americans continue an Emperor’s New Clothes-like awakening that the UN Charter and US Constitution limits have long been rejected by our “leaders’” preference for dictatorial power. In this one area of law to limit governments from war-murders, it’s easy to explain and prove that US/UK/Israel armed attacks are OBVIOUS unlawful Wars of Aggression:

Aug 30 18:56

F-16s dispatched for unresponsive pilot of small plane near D.C.

(Reuters) - Two F-16 fighter jets were dispatched to check on a small plane that entered restricted airspace around Washington, D.C., on Saturday, and the fighter pilots observed the person at the controls to be unconscious before the plane ran out of fuel and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, officials said.

Flashback: On 911 NORAD after 1:40 minutes couldn't get an intercept even though it flew INTO no over the Pentagon.

Aug 30 18:50

Florida Mayor Kicks Atheist Out of City Commission Meeting After He Doesn’t Stand for the Invocation or Pledge

At yesterday’s meeting of the Winter Garden City Commissioners (in Florida), Mayor John Rees announced that they would begin with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance, as many government meetings do, and asked everyone to stand up.

Aug 30 18:46

Daniel Pierce: Over $90,000 raised for gay teen after video of him 'disowned' by family goes viral

A man who was allegedly disowned by his family after they confronted him about being gay in a “delayed intervention” has received over $90,000 (£54,000) in donations within just three days to cover his living expenses.

Aug 30 17:58

Myth of arctic meltdown: Stunning satellite images show summer ice cap is thicker and covers 1.7million square kilometres MORE than 2 years ago...despite Al Gore's prediction it would be ICE-FREE by now

The speech by former US Vice-President Al Gore was apocalyptic. ‘The North Polar ice cap is falling off a cliff,’ he said. ‘It could be completely gone in summer in as little as seven years. Seven years from now.’

Those comments came in 2007 as Mr Gore accepted the Nobel Peace Prize for his campaigning on climate change.

But seven years after his warning, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that, far from vanishing, the Arctic ice cap has expanded for the second year in succession – with a surge, depending on how you measure it, of between 43 and 63 per cent since 2012.

To put it another way, an area the size of Alaska, America’s biggest state, was open water two years ago, but is again now covered by ice.

Aug 30 17:54

Revealed: Damning dossier that proves police tsar refusing to quit over Rotherham scandal WAS alerted to the horrific scale of grooming

The crime tsar defying calls for his resignation over the Rotherham child grooming scandal came under fresh pressure to quit last night after The Mail on Sunday uncovered damning proof that he ignored a mass of evidence of abuse.

Shaun Wright, the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, has claimed the scale of the crisis was a ‘huge surprise’ to him after a report revealed at least 1,400 girls in Rotherham were abused by gangs of predominantly Asian men.

But a dossier of more than 20 files provides powerful evidence that in his former post as cabinet member for children’s services in Rotherham, Mr Wright must have been aware social services were dealing with hundreds of children at risk of sexual exploitation and abuse.

Minutes from Rotherham’s Safeguarding Children Board (SCB) – which would have been passed to him – reveal that:

Aug 30 17:52

Facebook threats made against Galloway just hours before vicious street attack as man is charged with religiously aggravated assault on Respect MP

Last night, it emerged that a man of the same name made threats about Mr Galloway on Facebook hours before the incident.

An account in that name carries a series of comments and abusive remarks about Muslims as well as claims that Galloway is anti-Semitic.

The account holder ‘shared’ a picture of the politician, branding him a ‘snake’ and captioned: ‘Galloway is a Hamas and IRA supporter.’

The account holder commented, just hours before the attack: ‘I’d cut his throat myself if I’d dare stoop to the required level.’

He added: ‘Virulent antisemite of the worst kind. Doesn’t even have the gut [sic] to admit it. Drone’

Mr Galloway was posing for photographs when his attacker rushed across the street and assaulted him, swearing and shouting about the Holocaust.

Aug 30 17:52

3 Things Worth Thinking About

Aug 30 17:47

Crisis with Russia close to 'full-scale war'

"Russia has to stop lying and fueling the conflict," US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power said during Thursday's session.

I think I need some smelling salts...

Aug 30 17:43

PM sets out tough new anti-terror measures in response to heightened threat

David Cameron and Nick Clegg have agreed to a toughening of anti-terror measures in what will be seen as a return of control orders in all but name, it emerged last night. The Prime Minister will address the House of Commons tomorrow on Parliament's first day back after the summer recess to tell MPs how the Government is responding to the heightened terror threat to the UK and the rise of Islamic State.

Aug 30 16:54

American CNN reporter hasnt found any Russian tanks

Aug 30 16:53

JOE McCARTHY MIGHT BE DEAD BUT HIS DAMAGE LIVES ON

“I was made out to be a monster, and I did nothing wrong,” Moskowitz told Law Journal affiliate Am Law Daily. “All I want is to clear my name before it’s too late.”

Aug 30 15:23

The 9/11 Reichstag Fire

"In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way." Franklin D. Roosevelt

Aug 30 15:21

The Time Is Ripe For A False-Flag Attack On American Soil

"Government engineered false-flag terrorism is a historically established fact. With all this hype circling ISIS, I have to suggest that maybe, just maybe, we are being given the ultimate scapegoat for the ultimate false flag attack. I believe the time is in fact ripe for a large scale false-flag on American soil."

The goal will be to terrify you and those around you into seeking out a more powerful, more centralized government authority to protect your security, to provide cover for the continued planned collapse of American society into third world status, and out of these ashes, the centralization of the political and financial foundations of our world into the hands of an elite few.

Aug 30 15:18

Selling Nato's Killing Machine

On August 17, the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post featured op-eds selling NATO at a time when its existence more than ever threatens humanity’s survival. More on them below.

Claiming NATO is a “political and military alliance for peace and security” is farcical on its face. Its mission is polar opposite.

Aug 30 15:17

French President Says "There Is Risk Of War" As Europe Plans Additional Russia Sanctions

Confirming Europe's realization just how serious events are, and how far down the rabbit hole Europe's bureaucrats have gone, French President Francois Hollande, while stressing that a failure by Russia to reverse a flow of weapons and troops into eastern Ukraine would force the bloc to impose new economic measures i.e., nothing new, it is what he said just after that indicated a dramatic change in rhetoric: "Are we going to let the situation worsen, until it leads to war?" Hollande said at a news conference. "Because that's the risk today. There is no time to waste."

Aug 30 15:10

20,000 Pakistan Riot Police Unleash Tear Gas, Rubber Bullets As Protesters Breach PM's Residence, 230 Injured

Imran Khan's "Pakistan Spring" has grown dramatically. The former cricketing-legend and erstwhile opposition leader's call for people to take to the streets to demand new 'unrigged' elections has 1000s of protesters breaching the Prime Minister's residence in Islamabad. Along with anti-government cleric Tahirul Qadri, Khan urged peaceful protest but, as AP reports, an estimated 20,000 police in riot gear are blocking the procession using tear gas and rubber bullets. Local hospitals report at least 100 injuries.

Aug 30 14:51

Israel’s Embedded American Operatives Aid the Genocide in Gaza

Extremist Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu enjoys an overwhelmingly accommodating media in the United States along with a contemptible Congress packed with corrupt and cowardly weasels, lickspittles and nut case religious zealots whose dedication to a foreign country stabs their actual constituents in the back. The fealty that Netanyahu receives from this lamentable “co-equal” branch of government was evident when he received 29 standing ovations during an address to the U.S. Congress in 2011.

Aug 30 14:50

The Blueprint for World War III : “This War Will Be Utterly Devastating”

It is impossible to determine a “time frame” on such events, but the rhetoric being disseminated on both sides of the pond is indicative of a continued build up of tensions. On one hand, we have President Vladimir Putin declaring major successes in “New Russia,” the region we here in the West refer to as the Ukraine. On the other, President Obama has stepped up efforts to mobilize thousands of NATO troops in the region and has unequivocally stated that any attack on Balkan nations will be reciprocated with force under NATO Article 5 declarations – an attack on one, is an attack on all. Both leaders are now using threats of nuclear force as deterrents. All it will take is for the right triggering event, whether real or manufactured, and the rhetoric will turn to actuality.

Aug 30 14:36

Anthony Lawson - "The Crocodile Tears of the Press Corps Crying: Freedom!"

It’s a crocodile-tear fest of so-called journalists and their lawyers, and it nearly made me sick when I first watched it. To start with, how can the press [the term should be taken to mean the media in general] be free if it is over 90% owned and controlled by interests that have an agenda which almost certainly has nothing to do with freedom of the kind of information that the public should be given?

It’s an issue of Need to know:
We’ll give the people only the information that
we think they Need to know.

What we really need to know is:
When are you press people going to get honest?

Aug 30 14:26

Russia demands publication of recordings from downed flight MH17

The data from the black boxes should be published, says Russia's deputy defence minister, saying the 'Boeing catastrophe throws up more and more questions'

Russia is demanding to know why international investigators have yet to publish the black box data from a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July, a deputy defence minister said in an interview published on Saturday.

Moscow blames Ukraine for the disaster, in which all 298 passengers and crew were killed. In a version of events widely believed in the West, Ukraine says the Boeing 777 was shot down by pro-Russian separatists with a surface-to-air missile.

Aug 30 13:56

How the US Enables Israel

Following the Israeli attack on Egypt in 1967, the US has been the primary supplier of advanced weaponary to Israel. However, by continuing to arm Israel today, the US violates its own laws, in particular, the Arms Export Control Act (Public Law 90-829), that prohibits its weapons being used against civilians.

Aug 30 09:21

Kyrie Eleison - Gaza 2014

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Aug 30 09:18

Dunkin' Donuts Worker's Death Reveals The True Cost Of Our Low-Wage, Part-Time Economy

A New Jersey woman died earlier this week trying to catch a few hours of sleep between jobs, a chilling reminder of the struggle low-wage workers, particularly women, face making ends meet.

Police found Maria Fernandes dead in her car on Monday night, parked in a convenience-store parking lot in Elizabeth, N.J., according to a police press release. Fernandes, 32, was wearing a Dunkin’ Donuts uniform when she was found. A friend and fellow employees told officials she worked as many as four jobs, said Lt. Daniel Saulnier, a spokesman for the Elizabeth police department.

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Did no one at any of her jobs understand how extremely dangerous and difficult her situation was?!? And working 4 jobs, just to survive, when did THAT become corporate America's answer to the "American Dream"?!?

Was there not any family willing to help out?!? Where was just a touch of love and humanity for this woman which could have saved her?!?

I am sure none of the executives of Dunkin' Donuts are losing any sleep over this incident; this woman's death was simply collateral damage, and she was completely expendible; after all, there will be hundreds of others clamoring to get her job, right?!?

Corporations by definition have no morals whatsoever, and are simply obligated to provide profits for shareholders, period, end of discussion.

Aug 30 09:17

Egypt Evicting Rafah Residents to Create a Buffer Zone

Rafah residents are demanding compensation for lost homes as the army builds a buffer zone on the border with Gaza.

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Morsi had to go because he would not do what Israel wanted. El-Sisi is more obedient.

Aug 30 09:11

George Galloway Attacked in the Street over Israel Remarks

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Whenever spoiled brat Israel does not get what it wants, they throw tantrums, but let us not be gentle. These are acts of terror, as defined by the USAPATRIOT act, violence and threats of violence intending to coerce a person's political views and actions.

I join the rest of the civilized world in wishing George a speedy recovery.

Aug 30 09:08

Are American Jews Turning Against AIPAC?

The lobbying group AIPAC has consistently fought the Obama Administration on policy. Is it now losing influence?

Aug 30 09:06

BEX ALERT - THE LAPTOP OF DEATH: THE SEQUEL!

Laptop reportedly seized from ISIS hideout hints at bio weapons attack.

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Long time readers will recall that this stunt was tried before, with a "Laptop of death" that supposedly proved Iran was working on a nuclear weapon. Experts quickly determined that the "evidence" was gobbledegook that made non sense at all, most of it clearly copies of online drawings and graphs. That laptop was eventually traced back to Israel.

If at first you don't succeed, lie, lie again!

So here we are with the sequel, another laptop supposedly with incriminating evidence of a coming biological act of terror. But even if someone was going to have such incriminating evidence on a laptop (as opposed to keeping it on a thumb drive kept on one's person) why would they not encrypt it? As we demonstrated with our whatreallyhappened.com NSA Challenge, it is trivial to create new methods of encryption the NSA cannot breach. If I can do it, clearly ISIS has the resources to do it as well! But apparently the warhawks are unable to come up with any news ideas to trick us into wars, so they are replaying the "Laptop of death" even though the previous one was eventually exposed as a fraud, as this one undoubtedly will prove to be.

Aug 30 09:03

Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan Says UK Rogue State, Danger to World

The United Kingdom as a rogue state and a danger to the world, a former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray said.

Aug 30 08:54

Permanent temps: What your life as an ‘elderly migrant’ worker will be like when you can’t retire

Jessica Bruder: Though no one keeps an official tally of how many older Americans are doing this kind of work, their ranks appear to be growing rapidly in the wake of the housing bust and market crashes.

Amazon first hired a handful of migrant full-time RVers in 2008 through a program the company later named “CamperForce.” As of 2014, it had expanded to employ some 2,000 workers, according to a recruiter I met in Quartzsite, Arizona. The American Crystal Sugar Company taps the same labor pool each fall to staff its annual sugar beet harvest, and their recruitment numbers are up, too. This year, they’re hoping to recruit 600 “workampers,” up from 450 the year before.

LP: What’s the gender breakdown among these traveling workers? What kinds of work are men and women doing?

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Absoflippinglutely unbelievable.

At a time when people should be enjoying at least some leisure, far too many Americans are working like slaves at rock bottom wages.

What is wrong with this?!?

EVERYTHING.

Aug 30 08:50

“Russia Invades Ukraine”, Strategic NATO Public Relations Stunt. Where are the Russian Tanks?

Read the London tabloids. Russia has launched “a full-scale invasion”. A vast propaganda campaign has been launched. Where is the evidence?

The media is spreading “fake evidence” in the week leading up to the Wales NATO Summit.

The objective is to herald Russia as the aggressor.

Aug 30 08:47

Iran says U.S. new sanctions contrary to nuclear talks

The new sanctions imposed on Iranian individuals and firms by the United States violate spirit of ongoing nuclear talks, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said here on Saturday.

The move is inconsistent with the current process of negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent UN Security Council members plus Germany) aimed at resolving the nuclear issue, Afkham was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran denounces any unilateral sanctions by the United States," Afkham said, adding that "we are not afraid of sanctions. The government has handled the (domestic) affairs despite sanctions."

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The preliminary P5+1 deal was for Iran to comply with reductions on their nuclear technology and in return the US would ease sanctions. Iran kept their part of the bargain and the US promptly cranked the sanctions up higher.

Aug 30 08:43

Ukraine’s Militia Uses Soviet Weaponry From Captured Warehouses - Defense Ministry

Self-defense forces in southeastern Ukraine are using the captured Soviet equipment that they got at the abandoned warehouses and captured Ukrainian forces' equipment depots, while they do not receive anything from Russia, Russia’s Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said Saturday in an interview with Slovak television.

“When the USSR collapsed, the Ukrainian territory was replete with millions of guns, mines, artillery systems and other weapons," Antonov said.

“The area where the combat activities are held today, where Kiev leads its punitive operation, is no exception — there were weaponry warehouses which the militia seized," he added.

Aug 30 08:42

Activists gather for week-long protests against NATO

As world leaders prepare to attend the NATO Summit in Newport next week, campaigners are mobilising for a week of protest and debate to challenge this ‘interventionist, expansionist, military club.’

A mass demonstration against NATO will take place in Newport tomorrow (Saturday 30 August), while a Counter-Summit will be held on Sunday 31 August at Cardiff County Hall, and on Monday 1 September in Newport.

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NATO has simply become a ossified war machine on steroids.

And not a particularly effective one at that, if you look at the condition of the occupation of Afghanistan, where there is absolutely no military metric by which the occupation can be judged as a "success".

Aug 30 08:35

NATO planning 'rapid-deployment force' of 10,000 troops to counter Russia

NATO is reportedly working towards the creation of an expeditionary force composed of 10,000 troops from seven different member states as a result of escalating tensions with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

According to the Financial Times, the force’s creation will be spearheaded by Britain and involve contributions from Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway, and the Netherlands. Canada is also interested in joining the group, but it’s not known what its final decision will be.

Although no formal announcement has been made, British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to declare its formation at the upcoming NATO summit in Wales on September 4th.

Many specifics have yet to be worked out or announced, but planners are reportedly implementing ways to increase the number of soldiers involved even more if necessary. Air and naval units will be integrated into the group, as well as ground troops led by British commanders.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This NATO move is a prelude to war between Russia, China, and the West to determine which currency will remain on the ascendent.

Aug 30 08:31

Syrian Rebels Attack UN Peacekeepers in Golan Heights

Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.

Other U.N. peacekeepers were able to flee from a different encampment that that was also surrounded by rebels of the Nusra Front, al-Qaida’s Syrian affiliate, they said.

The clashes came after Syrian rebel groups, including the Nusra Front, overran the Quneitra crossing — located on the frontier between Syrian and Israeli controlled parts of the Golan Heights — on Wednesday, seizing 44 Fijian peacekeepers.

The Nusra Front also surrounded the nearby Rwihana and Breiqa encampments, where other U.N. peacekeepers were holed up.

Aug 30 08:09

Speaking Laughter to Power

Laughter is a political laxative. Ridicule the political system because it is a joke and at politicians because they can survive anything but ridicule. Imagine a campaign speech at which every audience member pointed a finger of derision at the candidate and giggled. Nothing could disconcert the candidate more nor make a better public statement. Guffaw at election promises, snicker at spin, and belly-laugh at claims of achievement. And if politicians hit back, as Augustus Caesar did, then let the morning headlines read, “Activists imprisoned for Laughing.”In his essay “Ridicule as a Weapon ,” Professor of Communications Michael Waller summed up the reason for radicals to laugh. “To the enemy, ridicule can be worse than death. At least many enemies find death to be a supernatural martyrdom. Ridicule is much worse: destruction without martyrdom: A fate worse than death. And they have to live with it.”

Aug 30 08:07

Kissinger says concept of modern era order is in crisis

Former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger has said that the concept of order that has underpinned the modern era is in crisis.

In an article published by The Wall Street Journal on Friday, Kissinger explained that the current crises across the world have changed the order. . .

. . . He also said that the contemporary quest for world order will require a coherent strategy to establish a concept of order within the various regions and to relate these regional orders to one another.

The article was adapted from Kissinger’s book "World Order," which will be published Sept. 9.

Aug 30 07:57

A “Ring of Steel” – The UK Spends $80 Million on a Massive Fence to Protect Politicians Ahead of NATO Summit

Although the new threat level rates the risk of an attack on the UK to “highly likely,” Home Secretary Theresa May stated that “there was no evidence to suggest one was imminent.” Well then.

It makes you wonder if the the change in threat level is being used in part to justify the extraordinary $80 million sum spent on building a fortress around the Newport and Cardiff city centers in Wales, which many are describing as “similar to the Berlin Wall,” or a “zoo,” in an unprecedented display of protection for many of the world’s most corrupt politicians.

Aug 30 07:56

Will the Ferguson Shooting Mark a Historic Shift in the Police State?

Bernie Suarez
Activist Post

Only time will tell, but is it too soon to guess whether the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown will mark a turning point in our march toward tyranny in America? There are signs that this could be the case. Yes this could be an overly optimistic assumption about the current direction of the police state in America, but there is a slight chance that the consciousness that came with the Ferguson shooting may have been a badly needed cure to the metastasizing police state problem...

Aug 30 07:53

The Israeli Blackmail Machine: The Clintons Weren’t the Only Ones

A powerful new book released at the end of July has brought to light how racy phone sex conversations between Bill Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky were wiretapped circa 1997-98, and used as a blackmail against the White House by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Clinton Inc. :The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine, states that Netanyahu was using intercepted phone sex conversations between the president and Lewinsky to force the release of American Jonathan Pollard, who had been caught spying on behalf of the Israelis. Clinton was keen to play ball with Netanyhu and soon followed with a desperate plea to release Pollard but was denied at the time by CIA director George Tenet.

Aug 30 07:47

‘If threatened, China could take serious action against US’

American officials claim the Chinese jet performed a 'barrel roll' - at one point coming within 10 meters of their plane. Beijing says it was keeping a safe distance and that American spy missions pose a threat to its core security interests, and could be considered as a hostile act. Every year the US flies about five hundred missions around China - as well as monitoring from the sea and from satellites. Andrew K. P. Leung - a China specialist - says Beijing could take serious action if it feels it's being threatened

Aug 30 07:34

How Badly Is Fukushima Radiation Damaging the Pacific Ocean?

Richard Wilcox, PhD
Activist Post

I watched some wonderful movies over the summer with “ocean” themes and one was with Robert Redford called All is Lost. The entertainment value was good but it also made a statement about Man's interference with Nature and how nature can strike back. I love films like All is Lost, Master and Commander, in which the imperial navy visits the Galapagos Islands and “Kon Tiki,” a story about a 4,000 mile trek across the ocean, because they show the unspeakable beauty and power of the world's great oceans. Can humans actually destroy them?

Over the past year we've read many news stories about mass die-offs of marine species in the Pacific Ocean and other regions. One hypothesis in the alternative media is that the massive radiation released from the Fukushima nuclear disaster is the cause. Others blame over-fishing, pollution or climatic events...

Aug 30 07:07

Washington’s Top Ten Favorite Terrorists

While the US government still claims it is fighting a “War on Terror”, it is often forgotten that the US government has a friendly relationship with many terrorist groups around the world. This relationship is not merely historical, but current.

Aug 30 06:54

Kiev’s Dirty War

by Stephen Lendman |
Rogue terror states wage wars the same way. America does it. So does Israel.
Kiev’s illegitimate fascist government operates extrajudicially. Rule of law principles don’t apply.
Dirty war is waged on its own non-combatant men, women and children. Residential neighborhoods are bombed and shelled.

Banned chemical and other terror weapons are used. Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) member of parliament Miroslav Rudenko said:
“According to our soldiers’ information, the Ukrainian forces are using chemical ammunition on DPR territory.”
“Once a shell bursts, a gas affecting sense organs is emitted. We have this information.”
In early June, Southeastern Ukrainian freedom fighters said Kiev forces attacked Semyonovka near Slaviansk with an unknown chemical weapon.

On August 6, freedom fighters claimed “irrefutable evidence” of a weapon used similar to white phosphorous.
It burns flesh to the bone. It keeps burning until entirely consumed or deprived of oxygen.

Aug 30 06:53

Why Does ISIS Fit In So Perfectly With The PNAC Plan?

Bernie Suarez
Activist Post

Here are some simple burning questions whose answers can only be described by the globalist plans for a new world order. These questions strike at the root of the question all of humanity is asking: Who is ISIS? Western media and pundits would have us believe that ISIS just popped out of the ground fully formed...

Aug 30 06:39

Corporations Join Droves Renouncing US Citizenship

And now those "droves" are going to be paying an extra 422% to break free by renouncing citizenship, according to Forbes. - Ed.)

Nick Giambruno, International Man
Casey Research

Don’t be surprised to lose if you don’t make an effort at being competitive.

And if you go out of your way to make yourself less competitive, expect to lose.

If that sounds like simple common sense, that’s because it is.

But it’s also exactly what the US has been doing for years—enacting tax policies that sabotage its global economic competitiveness...

Aug 30 06:25

Neither On-Camera Knife Nor Off-Camera Bombs | (Cartoon)

“ISIS demonstrating how much more uncivilized and barbaric a knife is when used on camera to savagely murder defenseless human being than bombs and rockets and helicopter gunships are when used off-camera by perfumed and sober bureaucrats, to savagely murder hundreds and thousands of defenseless human beings.”

Aug 30 06:23

The Washington Post And "Secular Extremists"

The Washington Post editorial page reads like a collection of funnies. Sorry ones though.
There you have the wife of the Polish foreign minister preparing for total war with Russia. Yeah, lets roll out the nukes already! The winner of course, with Europe then devastated, would be the U.S. economy. Those radiating bits left of it.
But the idea might be better than asking the Russian oligarchs to assassinate Putin like a former CIA honcho does. Or better than the idea of an air bombing campaign against Novorossiya right next to the Russia's border and its excellent air-defenses.
There really are a lot of crazy people around. Surely the editors of the Washington Post are part of them. Yesterday they wrote this crazy nonsense:
IF ANY international norm can still be called uncontroversial, it is the stricture against cross-border aggression by one sovereign state against another. Certainly any failure to enforce it in one place invites violations elsewhere.

Aug 30 06:21

‘United Continent’: European volunteers fighting Kiev troops in Eastern Ukraine

European volunteers are streaming into Ukraine to join the fighting on both sides. While Kiev’s forces are beefed up with mercenaries from private military companies, Europeans have also come to defend the rebel Donbass region of their own free will.

One of the latest reinforcements of anti-Kiev troops in Eastern Ukraine are four French ex-serviceman who have come to fight this war, thousands of kilometers from home.

“It’s our war. It’s everybody’s war, it’s every European’s war,”

Aug 30 06:19

Microsoft And Privacy Violations: U.S. Judge Rules Microsoft Must Handover Personal Data

“Microsoft has been told it must handover emails stored abroad to US prosecutors by a New York court. However, the software giant says it will fight the ruling, saying that an email deserves the same privacy protection as a paper letter sent by mail.

The company says they will not release any emails to US authorities, while it appeals the ruling, made by Chief Judge Loretta Preska of the US District Court in Manhattan. She said that Microsoft must hand over information, regardless of where it was stored.

"Microsoft will not be turning over the email and plans to appeal,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Reuters. "Everyone agrees this case can and will proceed to the appeals court. This is simply about finding the appropriate procedure for that to happen."

Aug 30 06:16

Respect MP George Galloway hit repeatedly around head by attacker who 'called him Hitler' as firebrand politician posed for pictures on street in Notting Hill

Outspoken MP George Galloway has left hospital with severe bruising after he was punched repeatedly in the face and called 'Hitler' in a west London street attack, says spokesman.

The Respect MP for Bradford West was posing for pictures in Notting Hill when he was 'leapt on' and assaulted last night by a man yelling comments about the Holocaust.

He has been receiving death threats and hate mail after calling for Bradford to be 'declared an Israel-free zone' three weeks ago, according to his spokesman.

He said: 'George was posing for pictures with people and this guy just attacked him, leapt on him and started punching him and calling him Hitler.

'It appears to be connected with his comments about Israel because the guy was shouting about the Holocaust.

'He has been receiving a huge amount of death threats and hate mail since saying this.'

Aug 30 05:51

Five Co-Authors of a New Ebola Study Died of the Virus before Their Research Was Published

The study, published Thursday in the journal Science, found that the virus has mutated during the outbreak — something that could hinder diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

Aug 30 05:36

New Technology Allows Underwater Breathing Without Oxygen Tanks

The oxygen is harvested directly from the water; the mask works much the same way as does a fish's gill....

Aug 30 05:36

George Galloway 'beaten over Israel comments'

A British MP known for his pro-Palestinian and anti-Israel speeches has been injured in an attack in London by a man shouting about the Holocaust, his spokesman has said.

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