Turkey Cooks the Books in Syria
By Philip Giraldi
“Unmarked NATO warplanes are arriving at Turkish military bases close to
Iskenderum on the Syrian border, delivering weapons [to the Free Syrian
Army] derived from Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s arsenals…”
Evidence for Russian Involvement in East Ukraine
Based on Shoddy Journalism
Assertion based on photos the U.S. government provided to NYTimes and
that the newspaper has had to retract.
Does Washington Want War With Russia?
By Bill Van Auken
There are internal factors driving Washington to war. Social
contradictions within the United States have reached a dangerous
Common Sense Versus Obama’s Next War
By James Bovard
America cannot afford another “trust me” war based on secret evidence.
Lies subvert democracy by crippling citizens’ ability to rein in
"Rebuilding America's Defenses"
Blueprint of the PNAC Plan for U.S. Global Hegemony
By Bette Stockbauer
Some people have compared it to Hitler's publication of Mein Kampf,
which was ignored until after the war was over.
This War On 'Islamism' Only Fuels Hatred and
By Seumas Milne
The neocons are back. That toxic blend of messianic warmongering abroad
and McCarthyite witch-hunting at home.
In Case You Missed It
America Is A Bully. OK. There, I Said It!
By Tom Feeley
What is it, about the American psyche that leads us to believe that we
have the right to install and support unjust, puppet governments
throughout the world?
Wall Street Greed:
By Ellen Brown
Sixteen of the world’s largest banks have been caught colluding to rig
global interest rates. Why are we doing business with a corrupt global
Air raid kills 25 at Syria market: activists:
An airstrike on a market on Thursday killed at least 25 people,
including three children, in a village of the north Syrian province of
Aleppo, a monitoring group said.
Israel to suspend "peace" talks with Palestine:
radio: The reports, following a
six-hour meeting of the security forum, also said that Israel would
impose economic sanctions on the Palestinian Authority, which exercises
limited self-rule in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Palestinian official slams PM for nixing
negotiations: Jibril Rajoub claims
Hamas-Fatah reconciliation is an internal matter; says Netanyahu is
leading a ‘racist, fascist coalition’
Hamas deal last straw for Congress on US aid to
Palestinians: Rep. Ileana
Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., the author of the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act,
called for an immediate suspension of US aid to the Palestinian
Authority (PA). The 2006 law, passed after Hamas won that year's
legislative elections, prohibits support for a "Hamas-controlled
EU hails Fatah-Hamas deal, says peace talks
priority: Reconciliation ‘an
important element for the unity of a future Palestinian state,’
Catherine Ashton spokesman says
Qatar, Turkey back Palestinian unity deal;
Interim Tunisian president Moncef Marzouki also congratulated the
Palestinians for reaching a reconciliation agreement and promised that
Tunisia would provide political support.
Watch: Israel border police detain 6-year-old in
Hebron: Video footage has emerged of
Israeli border police officers allegedly detaining a 6-year-old child in
Hebron after he threw "pebbles" on Wednesday, activists in the southern
West Bank city said.
20 People Killed In Pakistan:
: A bombing in southern Pakistan killed a police
officer known for his anti-militant campaigns and three other people on
Thursday while army officials said the Pakistani air force carried out
airstrikes against "insurgents" in a northwestern tribal region, killing
3 American doctors shot dead at Afghan hospital:
An Afghan security guard shot and killed three Americans at a hospital
in Kabul on Thursday. Officials said the three killed were doctors,
including a visiting father and son.
Afghan presidential election set for Abdullah-Ghani
run-off: Former foreign minister
Abdullah and ex-World Bank official Ghani have taken an insurmountable
lead, but both are polling well under 50 percent with just over 82
percent of the vote counted, setting the stage for a second round
between the pair in late May.
Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Russia
starts drill near border: Ukrainian
forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in
on the separatists' military stronghold in the east and Russia launched
army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would
Russia 'forced' to launch military drills at
border in response to Ukraine op - Moscow:
“The order to use force against civilians has already been given, and if
this military machine is not stopped, the amount of casualties will only
grow,” Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said during an official
meeting in Moscow.
Putin: Kiev authorities are junta if they use
force against civilians: “If the Kiev
regime started military actions against the country’s population, this
is without doubt a very serious crime,” Putin said at All-Russia
People's Front media forum.
Volunteers join Ukraine's border guard:
Thousands of Ukrainian soldiers have been located on the border with
Russia, joined by enthusiastic volunteer defenders.
New York Times tries to whitewash publication of
faked Ukraine photos: The New York
Times responded yesterday to the exposure of its fabricated report
alleging that Russian Special Forces are stirring up protests in east
Ukraine against the pro-Western regime in Kiev.
Egypt: Bomb kills police general in Cairo:
Egyptian police brigadier general killed after a bomb explodes under his
car, in the fifth targeted attack in a week.
Putin: The Internet Is A ‘CIA Project,’ Russia
Needs Greater Control: Speaking
Thursday at a media forum in St. Petersburg, Putin said that the
Internet originally was a “CIA project” and “is still developing as
such.” To resist that influence, Putin said, Russia needs to “fight for
its interests” online.
Net Neutrality Finally Dies at Ripe Old Age of
45: The FCC has given up on finding a
legal avenue to enforce equal access and will instead propose rules that
explicitly allow broadband suppliers to favor companies that pay them
for faster pipes:
Internet For The Wealthy On The Way Unless We
Stop It: Take Action Today: Immediate
mobilization required to save open Internet
Brazil's 'Internet Bill of Rights' a Victory for
Web Freedom: "This is a truly
historical day for people power, with Brazil now leading the world in
keeping the net neutral."
Malaysia Airlines MH370: Metal material washed
ashore on WA not linked to missing flight:
The material was found on a beach 10 kilometres east of Augusta
yesterday by a member of the public and handed to police.
US inciting civil war in Venezuela to get its oil
– Bolivia’s Morales: “I believe [the
US] are trying to incite if not a coup d’état then a civil war from
their empire,” Morales said. “They are always going to sponsor internal
conflict so that they can interfere and invade us to take control of our
10 Animals That May Go Extinct In The Next 10
Years: They're some of the most
incredible creatures on Earth but as they're so rare these 10 animals
might become extinct in the next 10 years.
April 23, 2014
Hamas and Fatah Agree to Unity Government in
By Maan News
Fatah leader Azzam al-Ahmad said that neither side will accept the
resumption of negotiations with Israel without clear guidelines, and
that negotiations had stalled as a result of "Israel intransigence" and
Tony Blair's 'Why the Middle East Matters' Speech
By Tony Blair
The threat of this radical Islam is not abating. It is growing. It is
spreading across the world.
By Craig Murry
The greatest boost ever received by Islamic fundamentalism was the
invasion of Iraq.
Ten Things You Need To Know About The 'Extremism'
Of Tony Blair
By Lindsey German & Robin Beste
Tony Blair's lack of self awareness and remorse makes him a highly
dangerous individual and totally unsuited to his role as envoy for peace
in the Middle East.
US Military “Commemorates” Its Iraq Massacre
By Felicity Arbuthnot
“Tell Them It’s the Sound of Freedom.”
Lavrov: If We're Attacked, We'll Certainly
‘‘Russian citizens being attacked is an attack against the Russian
Prepping for a Ukrainian Massacre
By Robert Parry
Official Washington is readying the American people to view the
slaughter of eastern Ukrainians as justified because they are
“terrorists” and linked to the hated Russians.
By Mike Whitney
The trouble with Washington’s Ukraine policy, is that it leaves Putin
with few options.
Time is Running Out for the US Dollar
By Valentin Mândrasescu
The US is trying to preemptively hurt the regional currencies and their
associated economies before the US dollar loses its status as the main
John Kerry, Clueless Buffoon
By Justin Raimondo
In a candid moment, the US Secretary of State reveals the secret of
American foreign policy.
This Is How Empires Collapse
By Charles Hugh-Smith
Self-serving institutions reward con-artists in leadership roles because
only con-artists can mask the internal rot with happy-story PR and get
away with it.
They Are Watching You
The National Security State and the U.S.-Mexican Border
By Todd Miller
It is in the U.S. borderlands that the U.S. government’s modern
expertise in creating and tracking "a marked population” was first
developed and practiced.
Tolstoy’s Remarkable Manifesto on Christian
Anarchy and Pacifism
By Robert Higgs
Tolstoy's views on Christianity were anything but typical. He regarded
the various Christian churches as totally corrupt and as the propagators
of false and spurious doctrines that only helped the dominant elites to
retain their hold on political, social.
19 Taliban, one Afghan soldier killed in
Afghanistan: Militants killed in
military operations during last 24 hours.
Officials: Taliban kill 5 Afghan police officers:
Officials in Afghanistan say five police officers have been killed in a
Taliban attack on a checkpoint in the country's volatile south.
Anti-U.S. protest violence ahead of Obama visit
highlights concern over military pact in Philippines:
Riot policemen blocked the flag-waving activists near the heavily
fortified embassy compound but the protesters slipped past them,
sparking a brief scuffle in view of motorists stuck in traffic.
Obama: Senkakus ‘within scope’ of U.S.-Japan
treaty: Article 5 stipulates U.S.
defense obligations to Japan, which apply to territories under the
administration of Japan. Obama’s comment therefore means the United
States will defend Japan in the event of a Chinese incursion on the
islets, over which China also claims sovereignty.
At least nine killed in car bomb
attack near Iraq's Mosul: Police
officials said the explosion Wednesday night was in Bay Boukh, a village
inhabited by families from the Shabak ethnic group. The village is near
the city of Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad.
Bomb targets Iraq minister's convoy as attacks
kill 3: A bomb exploded near the
education minister's convoy in north Iraq Wednesday and other attacks
killed three people as the country struggles with daily violence ahead
of elections next week.
US Special Force Ambush And Kill
Alledged Bomb Maker In Yemen: The
special forces were dropped in by helicopter to lie in wait for al-Asiri's
4x4 vehicle before opening fire on the convoy. The assailants were able
to fire back but the ambush killed all inside.
US personnel sifting through rubble on ground in
Yemen after drone strikes, source
says: U.S. military personnel has been on the ground in Yemen sifting
through the aftermath of recent drone strikes, helping to retrieve
bodies and data from the scene of a handful of weekend drone strikes
carried out by the CIA
In Yemen, Drones Don't Kill Innocents: : Op-Ed:
When US military strikes kill civilians, it seems there's always someone
ready to claim that US weaponry doesn't kill anyone who doesn't deserve
Yemeni government pays out $55k to civilian
victims of Easter drone strikes: The
Yemeni government has already made condolence payments to the victims of
at least one of several US drone strikes on the country over the Easter
weekend, it has emerged. It is unclear whether the money ultimately
derives from US sources
Turkey Sends 300 Troops into Syria:
Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan confirms reports of military intervention
to protect the tomb of a prominent Turkish figure.
Turkey denies sending troops to confront ISIL in
Syria: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
Erdogan stated on Wednesday that Turkey has sent aid to the Tomb of
Süleyman Sah in Syria, the burial place of the grandfather of Osman I,
founder of the Ottoman Empire, but has not sent troops to confront the
al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in
Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks:
The reports were denied by Syria and have yet to be confirmed by any
foreign country or international organization.
Syria accuses UN of obstructing peace talks:
"The UN and its envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who has taken sides and is no
longer an honest mediator, are responsible for obstructing the Geneva II
talks," a ministry official said, quoted by state television.
E.U. condemns Syria for scheduling June election
amid ongoing conflict: EU diplomatic
chief Catherine Ashton “deeply regrets the official declaration by the
Syrian authorities that presidential elections will be held in Syria on
June 3?, her spokesman said in a statement.
‘Saudi Arabia, France plan to disrupt Syria
presidential election’: Saudi and
French intelligence authorities are reportedly working on a plan to
disrupt forthcoming presidential election in Syria, which may award
President Bashar al-Assad a new term in office.
7 injured in Israeli airstrike on northern Gaza
Strip: The airstrike hit Gaza as
Hamas and the PLO announced a unity deal during a press conference in
Fatah-Hamas deal would end "peace" process,
Liberman warns: Reported unity
agreement between rival Palestinian factions slammed in Israel; Bennett
says pact would create ‘unity government of terror’
Israel cancels peace talks meeting after unity
deal announced: Israeli officials
lambasted the deal, with economy minister and chairman of the "Jewish
Home" party Naftali Bennett saying: "The Palestinian Authority has
become the world's largest terror organization; we have entered a new
political era in the Mideast," according to Israeli newspaper the
Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers:
A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his
car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of
targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups
keep up a campaign of violence since last summer's ouster of Islamist
President Mohammed Morsi.
US clears Egypt to receive Apache helicopters:
The United States pledged 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt on Tuesday,
easing back for the first time on sanctions placed against the country
last year following the ousting of President Mohamed Morsi.
Jihadists Now Control Secretive U.S. Base in
Libya: A key jihadist leader and
longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training
facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan
Benghazi attack could have been prevented if US
hadn't 'switched sides in the War on Terror': damning report:
Citizens Committee on Benghazi claims the US government allowed arms to
flow to al-Qaeda-linked militants who opposed Muammar Gaddafi. Their
rise to power, the group says, led to the Benghazi attack in 2012
Tony Blair warns on ‘titanic’ radical Islam
TONY Blair has urged a deal with Bashar Assad in Syria and further Nato
involvement in Libya as part of a “titanic” struggle against radical
Ukraine re-launches crackdown, says it has U.S.
backing: It was unclear what steps,
in reality, Kiev could take to restore its authority in the mainly
Russian-speaking east, without wrecking an international deal, signed
last week in Geneva, designed to defuse the stand-off.
U.S. sending troops to Eastern Europe:
The U.S. is sending about 600 ground troops to Eastern Europe this week
to “reassure” allies there as Washington resumes its campaign of
pressure on Russia over the Ukraine standoff.
NATO Minesweepers Set off on Baltic Deployment:
Five NATO mine-hunting ships set off Tuesday on a deployment in the
Baltic Sea, part of the alliance's efforts to strengthen its presence in
Europe's ex-communist east as members there worry about Russia's
intentions in Ukraine.
Moscow warns Kiev to pull back troops:
Russia insists that Kiev pull back its troops from eastern Ukraine, as
it accuses Washington of distorting Geneva pact.
Russia warns of response if pro-Federalist rebels
attacked in Ukraine: Russia issued a
blunt warning Wednesday it would respond if its interests are attacked
in Ukraine, as pro-Kremlin rebels in the restive east of the country
braced for a new military offensive by Kiev.
Reports of US-made weapons used by Ukraine have
to be investigated, says Lavrov:
Storehouses with ammunition and weapons, produced in the U.S. and found
in Ukraine, were shown on television several days ago and Moscow would
like this to be investigated, Lavrov said in an interview with the RT TV
US State Dept publishes 'evidence' of Russian
'involvement' in Ukraine : Video -
NYT Retracts Russian-Photo Scoop:
Two days after the New York Times led its editions with a one-sided
article about photos supposedly proving that Russian special forces were
behind the popular uprisings in eastern Ukraine, the Times published
what you might call a modified, limited retraction.
Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers
approach: The Dutch ministry
identified the planes as two Russian TU-95 Bears, and said it had
launched two F-16s from Volkel air force base to intercept them. The
Russian jets were escorted by aircraft from the Netherlands, Britain and
Denmark until they departed.
Moscow to meet Ukraine for energy talks as
European Union frees gas for Kiev:
European and Russian officials will meet this week and next for
emergency talks to try to prevent Moscow cutting off gas supply to
Ukraine, as Europe explores how to pump more gas to the struggling
IMF Agrees $17bn Loan To Ukraine:
International Monetary Fund staff endorsed a $17 billion loan to Ukraine
to help the government pay its bills amid a projected economic
contraction of 5 percent this year, according to government officials
who have seen the recommendations.
Debris Washed Ashore in Australia Could Be From
Missing Flight 370: According to
reports, Australian police have collected "material that has washed
ashore" on the southwest coast of Australia. Officials in Australia and
Malaysia are looking closely at images of the wreckage to determine
whether it is related to the missing jetliner.
Rio security ramped up after deadly unrest:
The security operation comes after protests late Tuesday by residents
over the death of a dancer who residents say was the victim of police
brutality. A 27-year-old man was fatally shot in the head during the
Brazilian Congress passes Internet bill of rights:
- Brazil's Senate unanimously approved groundbreaking legislation on
Tuesday that guarantees equal access to the Internet and protects the
privacy of Brazilian users in the wake of U.S. spying revelations.
FBI ‘intentionally and unlawfully’ used No Fly
List to recruit Muslims as informers:
The FBI used a no-fly list to recruit four US Muslims as informants,
violating their constitutional rights to freedom of speech, association
and religion. That’s the claim being made by four US Muslims in a New
York federal court Tuesday.
Sheriff ran air surveillance over Compton without
telling residents: Under the nine-day
trial program in January 2012, a video camera was mounted on a small
plane that was deployed for six-hour periods during the day, the
Spy device Tweets private conversations:
McDonald told Wired that Conversnitch is just a taste of the real
privacy threats facing Americans in an age of the sweeping NSA
surveillance revealed by Edward Snowden.
Lawsuit: Audio depicts another police conspiracy
to plant drug evidence: A police car
dash cam captured Santa Clara deputies plotting to plant drugs in a
woman’s home after their first illegal search turned up nothing, the
woman claims in court.
Sickened family awarded $3 million in landmark
fracking case: "The first fracking
verdict in U.S. history” holds the industry responsible for health and
Former Mobil Oil exec urges brakes on gas
fracking: "Making fracking safe is
simply not possible, not with the current technology, or with the
inadequate regulations being proposed," said Allstadt, retired executive
vice president of Mobil.
Study: Antibiotic-Resistant MRSA ‘Superbug’ Found
In US Homes: An anti-biotic resistant
“superbug” that has long affected hospitals and other health care
locations around the world has now found a new “reservoir” location:
inside U.S. homes.
April 22, 2014
We Cannot Still Ignore The Perils Of Intervention
By Patrick Cockburn
Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and now Ukraine. Catastrophe follows where US
and EU meddle.
Amateur Hour in Ukraine
By Eric Margolis
Recently, Sen. John McCain, the voice of America’s ignorant right,
sneered that Russia was merely “a gas station masquerading as a
The New York Times Finds Russian Spies in Eastern
By Alex Lantier
The New York Times has run a relentless campaign of lies and distortions
backing US policy in Ukraine.
Don't Let the Torturer Play Censor
By Noa Yachot
The agency charged with brutally torturing prisoners and lying about it
to every oversight mechanism, – that same agency is getting to decide
which information about its illegal conduct will be released to the
"Was He Blackmailed?"
NSA Targeted Barack Obama Before He Became A Senator
Luke Rudkowski speaks with NSA Whistleblower Russ Tice.
The American Middle Class Is No
Longer the World’s Richest
By David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy
The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost
that honor, and many Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the
Government = Protection Racket for the 1 Percent
By Bill Moyers and Michael Winship
Inequality is what has turned Washington into a protection racket for
the one percent. It buys all those goodies from government:
Is The US Military Preparing For The Collapse Of The Dollar?
A Key Test for International Law
By Craig Murray
The ethnic cleansing by the British of an entire small population and
culture – the Chagos Islanders – is probably the most despicable act by
Britain of my lifetime.
Attacks in Syria kill 85, opposition says:
London-based Syrian Network for Human Rights said 54 were killed in
Aleppo, 17 in Homs, seven in the suburbs of Damascus, two each in Hama,
Daraa and Idlib, and one in Rakka.
Armed opposition kills 57 Syrian soldiers:
In Hama and Damascus 57 Syrian soldiers were killed Tuesday in conflicts
with the armed opposition, Free Syrian Army, Syrian opposition sources
Anti-Assad forces make last stand for Homs:
Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as
forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet
to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of the
Syrian MP: Saudi Failure in Syria to Backfire
Soon: Saudi Arabia never expected
such a heavy defeat in Syria, and the ouster of its notorious
Intelligence Chief Bandar Bin Sultan was just one of the many outcomes
of this defeat and Saudi King Abdullah should wait for many more
boomerang effects, a senior Syrian lawmaker said.
55 alledged al-Qaida militants killed in Yemen
after US-backed air offensive: The
reported deaths of 55 militants on Sunday alone would make it the
biggest strike against al-Qaida militants in years.
How to Translate a News Story About A Drone
Strike: Reports of airstrikes against
AQAP targets in Yemen typically do not identify the nationality of the
aircraft that launched the strike. The United States will not confirm or
deny that its aircraft carried out the strike. The Yemeni Air Force is
virtually incapable of conducting airstrikes. Reliably, these strikes
prove to have been conducted by the United States.
Court Orders DOJ To Make Public Justification For
Killing American Citizens With Drone Strikes
: Video -
4 Yemeni soldiers killed in clashes in
southeastern Yemen: - Four Yemeni
soldiers were killed on Monday and three others wounded during clashes
with gunmen in southeastern province of Hadramout, military sources
2 Yemeni army officers killed by gunmen in Sanaa:
Suspected al-Qaida gunmen killed two army officers in the Yemeni capital
of Sanaa on Tuesday, while chief of Sanaa security escaped an overnight
assassination attempt, an interior ministry official said.
20 killed in separate attacks across Iraq:
20 people were killed and 38 others wounded in separate violent attacks
across Iraq, including an attack on polling center, police and medical
sources said on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Xinhua.
Al-Maliki accuses Saudi Arabia of supporting
terrorism in the region: The Saudi
Arabia lives the dream of toppling Syria, Iraq and Lebanon, but it will
not succeed, al-Maliki said in an interview with al-Manar TV broadcast
Monday, calling Saudi Arabia to stop interfering in the Iraqi affairs
and to respect the interests of Iraq.
US to Abbas: Shuttering PA 'would have grave
implications': State Department
spokeswoman warns 'dissolving the PA is not in interest of Palestinians'
as Abbas proposal would have implications for US relations, aid.
Rival Palestinian parties to meet in Gaza:
A delegation sent by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to
arrive in the Gaza Strip for a new round of Palestinian reconciliation
talks with rival political party Hamas.
Israel to send call-up papers to Christian Arabs:
army radio: Israel is to start
sending call-up papers to all Christian Arabs of military service age,
army radio reported Tuesday, angering Arab lawmakers who accused the
government of seeking to divide Christians from Muslims.
25 killed in ethnic fighting in Nigeria's Taraba:
At least 25 people were killed in a new bout of ethnic violence in
Nigeria's northeastern Taraba state, according to local authorities.
"The latest crisis painfully led to new 25 deaths," acting Governor
Garba Umar told reporters on Tuesday.
South Sudan rebels in ‘multiple attacks’:
There is ongoing fighting in the north-east of Upper Nile State and the
east of Jonglei State, Philip Aguer said.
Libya to cut budget by a third to offset loss:
More than half of the budget goes to subsidies and salaries for
overstaffed and public service. Cuts in infrastructure projects risk
fuelling social tensions. Libya needs to replace and repair roads,
universities and schools damaged during the 2011 uprising.
12 Taliban militants killed, 9 others injured in
Afghan operations: Interior ministry
also added that Afghan security forces detained 3 militants during the
operations and various types of weapons, ammunition and explosives were
At least 8 people killed as Pakistan attacks
target two police patrols: Pakistani
police said the attacks took place on Tuesday morning on the outskirts
of Peshawar city and in the neighbouring district of Charsadda.
U.S. occupation force in Afghanistan may be cut
to less than 10,000 troops: There are
now about 33,000 U.S. occupation troops in Afghanistan, down from
100,000 in 2011, when troop numbers peaked
Ukraine To Relaunch Military Operations Against
Pro-Federalists After Politician Killed:
- Ukraine's acting president called for an anti-terrorist operation to
be relaunched in the east of the country on Tuesday after the body of a
local politician from his own party was found showing signs of torture.
Ukrainian thugs beat up a young pro-Russian man
and throw him into a river: Video -
There have apparently been growing reports of masked thugs from the
pro-government side trawling the streets, claiming to be acting as
agents of the Ukrainian nationalist political party.
Biden: Washington will never recognize Russia's
illegal occupation of Crimea:
Video - Vice President Joe
Biden demanded action from Russia to back up their commitment to ease
tensions in eastern Ukraine, telling Vladimir Putin to ”stop supporting
men hiding behind masks.”
Russia Hits Back at Biden: We Are Ready for
'Unfriendly Steps': "We will not
allow our citizens to become hostages of political games."
U.S.: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow
accord on Ukraine crisis: The U.S.
has warned that it will quickly order new economic sanctions on Russian
officials and entities if Moscow doesn't follow through on the
provisions in last week's accord.
US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe:
U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of
military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster
allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula
What the 'Russian soldier' photos say:
Three photos provided by Ukrainian government appear to show the same
soldier in operations in Georgia in 2008 and in Kramatorsk and Sloviansk
in Ukraine in 2014 These photos purport to show the same bearded Russian
soldier (circled) in operations in Georgia in 2008 and Kramatorsk and
Sloviansk in Ukraine in 2014
Sounds Like Congressman Peter King Is Calling For
"Regime Change" IN RUSSIA! : Video -
The Business of America Is Giving Countries Like
Ukraine the Business: Everybody’s got
an opinion about the “showdown” with Russia. But the most-revealing
voice in the chorus is Condi Rice.
Ukraine crisis: Witnesses to Mariupol violence:
"I want Russia to help us because at the moment it's not like we are
living in eastern Ukraine," says Larissa, "We only have hope in Russia.
Do you understand in the West? You don't understand us. There are
fascists in Kiev. How can the West not see that?"
Russia expels Canadian diplomat: report:
Russia expelled a first secretary at the Canadian embassy in Moscow on
Tuesday in what it said was a response to Canada's earlier expulsion of
a Russian assistant military attache, Russian news agencies quoted a
foreign ministry source as saying.
Russia to create united naval base system for
ships, subs in Arctic - Putin: A
united system of naval bases for ships and next-generation submarines
will be created in the Arctic to defend Russia’s interests in the
region, President Vladimir Putin said.
David Cameron's constituency office calls police
on food bank campaigners Bishop of Oxford and Reverend Keith Hebden:
David Cameron’s constituency office has come under fire for calling the
police on the Bishop of Oxford and Reverend Hebden as they attempted to
present him with an open letter on food poverty.
Austerity in Greece caused more than 500 male
suicides, say researchers: Study
finds clear link between spending cuts and rise in number of men who
killed themselves between 2009 and 2010
Bolivia raises minimum wage by 20%:
Bolivia will raise the minimum wage by 20%, President Evo Morales
announced on Monday. The increase is well above inflation, which was
6.5% in 2013.
Clapper bans US intelligence employees from 'unauthorised'
media contact: “No substantive
information should be provided to the media regarding covered matters in
the case of unplanned or unintentional contacts,” reads the directive,
which defines “covered matters” as “intelligence-related information,
including intelligence sources, methods, activities, and judgments.”
Oklahoma militia members join fight against feds:
Shaw says Oklahoma Militia members are ready to take up arms against the
federal government if needed.
White House asks American parents
to monitor their children for signs of terrorism:
In a speech earlier this week, Lisa O. Monaco, President Barack Obama’s
assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism, insisted that
American parents must be vigilant because their “confrontational”
children could be on the verge of becoming terrorists.
In a world gone crazy:
TSA pat down 2 & 6 year old :
The mentality of J Edgar Hoover’s FBI undergirds
today’s surveillance state: People
forget that the FBI is the NSA's primary partner in domestic spying,
which allows them to work in secret
Man calls to report a burglary, deputy arrives
and shoots his dog in the head:
"Serve and Protect? More like Invade and Attack," said the homeowner.
April 21, 2014
Ukraine and the Grand Chessboard
By Pepe Escobar
Welcome to the Two Stooges doctrine of post-modern warfare.
Ukraine: Poland Trained Putchists Two Months in
By Thierry Meyssan
New revelations belie Western discourse and demonstrate that the current
interim government of Oleksandr Tourtchynov was imposed by NATO in
violation of international law.
Harper on Russia: America's Useful Idiot?
By Murray Dobbin
It is difficult to know what is going on in the fevered imagination of
the prime minister but this time one has to really wonder if he has
become genuinely unhinged -- always a possibility with someone both
paranoid and narcissistic.
In Cold War Echo, Obama Strategy Writes Off Putin
By PETER BAKER
Mr. Obama is focused on isolating President Vladimir V. Putin’s Russia
by cutting off its economic and political ties to the outside world,
limiting its expansionist ambitions in its own neighborhood and
effectively making it a pariah state.
US-NATO Build-up to Cold War 2.0
By Peter Koenig
As the credibility gap is widening and people in Europe and even in the
US are increasingly seeking alternative news media to find out the
truth, the lies are becoming progressively more brazen.
“Crimes Against Peace”: Historic Class Action Law
Suit Against George W. Bush
By Inder Comar
An Iraqi single mother and refugee now living in Jordan, filed a class
action lawsuit against George W. Bush, Richard Cheney, Colin Powell,
Condoleezza Rice, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz in a federal court
White-Washing White Terrorism
The Jewish Community Center Shootings
By Ajamu Baraka
Frazier Glenn Cross, aka Frazier Glenn Miller, brought terror to
Overland Park. With the intention to “kill him some Jews,”
Too Big to Jail?
By Tom Engelhardt
Why Kidnapping, Torture, Assassination, and Perjury Are No Longer Crimes
The Rhetoric of Violence
By Chris Hedges
Chauvinism, violent retribution, a perverted Christianity and the
celebration of a mythic Anglo-Saxon history will sever sections of the
population from reality, enticing them into an American fascism.
Can Democracy Tame Plutocracy?
By Robert Borosag
Hopefully, we won’t need to experience another calamity or world war to
rouse Americans to take their democracy back.
Singing the Praises of Power
By Chris Floyd
Greenwald- now works for an oligarch, Pierre Omidyar, whose
profit-driven philanthropy and government connections make him the very
model of a modern oligarch.
The Real Money-Making Methods of the Super-Rich
Are Far From Praiseworthy
By Paul Buchheit
"In the race to get ahead, the effects of inheritance come first and
merit second, not the other way around."
Postcard from the End of America: Bensalem
By Linh Dinh
As tiny men of a vast yet dying empire, we’re no historical actors like
a Joseph Galloway, yet our reading of events will also determine whether
we, too, will lose everything.
Why Everything You Think You Know about Jesus is
By Reza Aslan
Jesus was a revolutionary political leader rather than the peaceful
prophet characterized by mainstream culture.
Yemen: US kills more than 40
people in two days: - Air strikes in
southern Yemen killed about 30 suspected al Qaeda members on Sunday,
local tribal sources said, in the second day of strikes against militant
targets in the country.
US kills 3 civilians in Yemen:
A civilian survivor claimed explosions continued for 30 minutes until
another drone struck near their car, killing one of his companions and
wounding him. The strike killed three civilians and wounded three
others, according to medical officials.
Third suspected US drone strike kills 'several'
alledged al-Qaida militants: The
Monday morning attack was the third in three days. On Saturday, 10
suspected militants and three civilians died in the al-Bayda province;
on Sunday around 30 were killed in the mountainous south of the country.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As
33 People killed in attacks across Iraq: Monday:
The deadliest attack occurred in Iraq's Wasit province when a suicide
bomber drove his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint and blew
it up near Suwairah city, some 50 km southeast of Baghdad, leaving 10
dead and up to 17 others wounded, Xinhua quoted a police source as
Mortar shells kills 5 people near Syrian
parliament: SANA news agency says the
mortars struck some 320 feet from the parliament in the Salihiya area of
the Syrian capital on Monday morning (local time).
More WMD propaganda?
Assad 'Launching Chemical Attacks With Chlorine':
The French government says there are "indications" Syrian President
Bashar al Assad is still using chemical weapons against his own people.
U.S. says has indications toxic chemical used in
Syria this month: "We have
indications of the use of a toxic industrial chemical" in the town of
Kfar Zeita, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, referring to a
Peddler of Iraq War Lies Now Pushes Lies On
Urkaine to Drum Up Confrontation with Russia:
Intelligence regarding Syria is arguably being manipulated even more
blatantly than intelligence on Saddam and Iraq.
Syria presidential date fixed for June 3:
Assad, whose term ends on July 17, expected to run and win another
seven-year term in office despite the conflict.
President Bashar Al-Assad visits christian town
of maloula on easter.: Video -
President al-Assad in Maaloula on the easter, and his tour of the place
and the monasteries destroyed and meeting on the way back a number of
residents and soilders who liberated the town from islamists.
Mock executions, beatings: Journalists describe
Syria ordeal: Details are starting to
trickle through of the ordeal experienced by the four French journalists
who returned home Sunday after being held hostage for 10 months at the
hands of the most radical of Syria's jihadist groups, the Islamic State
of Iraq and the Levant.
Palestinians issue list of demands for extension
of "peace" talks: Keeping peace
process alive would require settlement freeze, prisoner release, drawing
of future border, senior Fatah official says
Palestinians mull handing territory 'keys' back
to Israel: The official said the
Palestinians told US peace envoy Martin Indyk on Friday that, unless
Israel releases Palestinian prisoners as agreed and freezes settlement
building, they could dismantle the Western-backed Palestinian Authority
(PA) of President Mahmoud Abbas.
Hamas to release 6 Fatah prisoners:
The Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip announced on Monday that it
would release six Fatah prisoners later in the day as a goodwill gesture
to pave the road for reconciliation with the rival Palestinian movement.
UN peace envoy denied entry to Church of the Holy
Sepulchre by Israeli police: While
Palestinian Christians and Muslims from the West Bank and Gaza have to
apply for permits to enter Jerusalem for their religious celebrations,
Israeli Jews (and effectively, any Jew regardless of their nationality)
participate in their religious celebrations in occupied East Jerusalem
without any restriction.
Israel Uses Refugees as "Currency" in Arms Trade
with Africa: Rwanda and Uganda agree
to take African refugees as part of arms deal after Israel denied their
asylum claims and imprisoned them.
The New York Times agrees to be gagged by Israel:
The New York Times’ public editor, has written a thoughtful and
important piece criticizing the way the newspaper complied with an
Israeli-imposed gag order on the case of Majd Kayyal.
Israeli, Palestinian teen offenders face
different fates: There is a vast
disparity in Israel's justice system in the West Bank, while Jewish
settlers fall mostly under civilian rule, Palestinians are subject to
Israeli military law.
29 militants killed in Afghan forces operations:
As many as twenty nine armed rebels were killed and 11 others injured
during a series of military operations, the ministry of interior said
had been launched in some provinces of the country.
Taliban negotiator released in UAE, returns to
Kabul-peace body: A top Afghan peace
negotiator held under house arrest in the United Arab Emirates has been
released and returned to Kabul, an Afghan peace council official said on
Monday, seemingly closing the door on a peace track favoured by
President Hamid Karzai.
Afghanistan presidential vote – Abdullah widens
lead with 44%: Former foreign
minister Abdullah Abdullah’s lead in the Afghan presidential race has
widened, the latest official tally of votes released yesterday showed,
although half of the votes have yet to be counted.
335 NATO bases transferred to Afghan security
forces: The transfer of the military
bases and facilities are part of the NATO forces withdrawal from
Afghanistan as coalition forces are winding down over a decade old
combat mission in Afghanistan by the end of this year.
Algeria: AQIM militants kill 14 soldiers in
mountains: 'Islamist" militants have
killed 14 Algerian soldiers in an ambush on a convoy in mountains east
of the capital Algiers, security officials say. It is believed the
attack was carried out by fighters from al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb
Somali MP killed in car bomb attack:
Isak Mohamed killed and another politician injured by a bomb attached to
vehicle in Mogadishu.
South Sudan conflict: Bentiu 'ethnic slaughter'
condemned: Hundreds of people were
killed because of their ethnic group after South Sudan rebels seized the
oil hub of Bentiu last week, the UN has said. They were targeted at a
mosque, a church and a hospital, the UN Mission in South Sudan said in a
Kidnapped diplomat begs for his life – Jihadist
group releases video of sobbing hostage:
A Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libya pleaded with his government to
negotiate with his Islamist captors, according to a video released by an
Islamist group on Sunday evening.
Egypt election: Hamdeen Sabahi to run against
Sisi: Mr Sabahi, a left-winger who
came third in the previous poll in 2012, is so far the only challenger
to former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi - who last month announced
that he was standing.
‘Easter truce’ broken: Five deaths in checkpoint
raid in E. Ukraine: Five people have
been killed in a gunfight in Slavyansk, a city in eastern Ukraine held
by anti-government protesters. The fatalities include three protesters
and two attackers, who are believed to be from the Right Sector
Russian outrage at fatal Sloviansk shooting:
Russia's foreign ministry has expressed outrage at a fatal shooting
incident in eastern Ukraine which it blamed on Ukrainian nationalists.
Lavrov: Kiev crudely violating Geneva deal:
Russian foreign minister says Ukraine is doing nothing to control
"extremists" in east after deadly exchange of fire.
Military intervention in Ukraine risks spiralling
into 'all-out war' with Russia: Head
of MI6 is understood to have told David Cameron that Vladimir Putin will
not “stand idly by” if the West sends troops to support the Ukrainian
Lavrov: US should face responsibility for powers
it installed in Kiev: The Russian
Foreign Minister says the US should take responsibility for those whom
they put in power instead issuing ultimatums to Moscow.
Biden heads to Kiev to meet Ukraine leaders:
Biden is set to meet with Ukraine's interim prime minister, Arseniy
Yatsenyuk, He is also scheduled to meet with the staff and family of
U.S. diplomats stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev as well with a
group of civil society leaders at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine.
Ukraine rabbi seeks end to hoax, anti-Semitism
row - in vain: A Ukrainian rabbi
whose congregation was the target of an anti-Semitic leaflet that drew
global media interest and condemnation from the U.S. government believes
it was a hoax and wants to put the matter to rest.
Riot police, protesters clash in Venezuela:
Fresh clashes erupted in Venezuela's capital, with hooded
anti-government protesters hurling rocks and Molotov cocktails at riot
police who returned fire with rubber bullets, tear gas and water cannon.
Mexico: A Global Call For Freedom From Attacks On
Speech: Enrique Peña Nieto seeks an
end to community media in Mexico along with the indigenous radio
stations and also wants to create “quiet zones” which would force
telecoms to cut any signal; telephone, internet and radio during
demonstrations, rallies and during situations considered threatening to
The Downfall of Jean-Bertrand Aristide: Audio
- President Jean-Bertrand Aristide of Haiti was forced out of
power by a countrywide uprising in February 2004. He had lost the
support of both domestic and international backers. Hear from his lawyer
Ira Kurzban who lived through that time.
Manning Determined to Fight Back After Army
Upholds 35- Year Sentence: Attorneys
for Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning begin working on the appeals
process after the military finds her guilty under the Espionage Act, a
statute the Obama administration has invoked more than all previous
Beale AFB drone protest results in 11 arrests:
Eleven anti-drone protesters were arrested Friday and cited as
trespassers on Beale Air Force Base, the most people detained at one
time since arrests of the demonstrators began 18 months ago.
Homeland Security Adviser Warns Parents That
Their Mouthy Kids May Grow Up To Be Terrorists:
Here's a short (but by no means all-inclusive) list of activities that
are supposedly indicators of terrorism-in-progress.
U.S. Tribe Looks to International Court for
Justice: An indigenous community in
the United States has filed a petition against the federal government,
alleging that officials have repeatedly broken treaties and that the
court system has failed to offer remedy.
Never Mind Cliven Bundy: Here’s the Real David
vs. Goliath Story Between Ranchers and Feds:
Nevada is home to another epic battle between ranchers and the
feds. As in Bundy's case, it involves ranchers Mary and Carrie Dann,
whose ancestors lived on the land long before the federal government
staked a claim to it.
DARPA producing sea-floor pods that can release
attack drones on command: The
Pentagon’s research arm, DARPA, is developing robot pods that can sit at
the bottom of the ocean for long stretches of time, waiting to release
airborne and water-based drones to the surface upon an attack command.
Police beat up entire wedding party, ruin pro
baseball player’s career: More than a
dozen wedding guests were brutalized by police officers during a raid on
a wedding party at a hotel. Cops fired tasers, used batons, and
generously applied pepper spray to the guests of a bride and groom hours
after their wedding.
Warrantless bag searches become ubiquitous for
Boston subway, bus travelers:
Warrantless bag searches at have become commonplace at travel
checkpoints in Boston as concerns for Homeland Security have overridden
citizens’ right to be free of unreasonable searches. Travelers are
forced to “security inspections” of their handbags, briefcases, and
other personal possessions.
There are no human rights on a dead planet:
2012 was the worst year so far to be an environmental defender, with 147
killings – nearly three times more than in 2002.
Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas:
- Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse
than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows,
challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much
cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.
Composing Only 5% of the World Population,
Americans Take 50% of All Pharmaceutical Drugs:
These drugs are meant to keep us imprisoned in poor health, not heal us.
It’s time to kick the drug habit America.
USDA tries to contain virus killing millions of
pigs: Farms stricken with a deadly
pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor
and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government
April 19, 2014
Don’t Shoot in Eastern Ukraine!
By Dr. Dieter Duhm
Help the friends in eastern Ukraine now! Help that they will persevere
with peaceful power, that they will allow neither the West nor Russia to
Antisemitic Flyer 'by Donetsk People's Republic'
in Ukraine a Hoax
By Alec Luhn in Donetsk
City's chief rabbi states pamphlet is fake, claiming it is meant to
discredit pro-Russian protesters or Jewish community.
The Obscenity of War in a World of Need and
By Adnan Al-Daini
The suffering to millions of fellow human beings is kept from us by
mainstream media too ready to play its role.
Why is the US Honoring a Racist Rabbi?
By Alison Weir
"The difference in the inner quality between Jews and non-Jews is “so
great that the bodies should be considered as completely different
How Egypt’s Rebel Movement Helped Pave The Way
For A Sisi Presidency
By Sheera Frenkel and Maged Atef
For the first time, one of the five founders of the Tamarod, the
movement that led the protests that ousted the Muslim Brotherhood last
year, admits his movement was taking orders from the army.
Seeking Atonement For Torture
By Eric T. Fair
Late in the summer of 2005, I returned from Iraq for the second time. My
conscience was poisoned, my moral code shattered.
The Next Shoe Just Dropped
Court Denies Attorney-Client Privilege
By Simon Black
In the Land of the Free, people grow up hearing a lot of things about
their freedom. You’re told that you live in the freest country on the
planet. You’re told that other nations ‘hate you’ for your freedom.
Wall Street Deregulation Pushed by Clinton
Advisers, Documents Reveal
By Dan Roberts
Previously restricted papers reveal attempts to rush president to
support act, later blamed for deepening banking crisis.
Monied Interests Almost Always Win
By Philip Giraldi
Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson epitomizes the corruption that
What the 1% Don't Want You to Know
By Bill Moyers
Economist Paul Krugman explains how the United States is becoming an
oligarchy - the very system our founders revolted against.
Capitalism Is The Crisis
The 2008 "financial crisis" in the United States was a systemic fraud in
which the wealthy finance capitalists stole trillions of public dollars.
Violence kills 29 as Iraqi forces hit militants:
Violence in Iraq killed 29 people on Saturday, most of them militants
who died in a security forces assault that pushed them out of an area
west of Baghdad, officials said.
U.S. murders 21 people in Yemen:
A U.S. drone raid on early Saturday killed 16 alledged al-Qaida
militants and five civilians in Yemen' s southeastern province of al-Bayda,
a Yemeni army officer said.
Over 60 militants killed after clashes between
rivalry factions in Syria: According
to reports, terrorists from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamic State of
Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) killed 65 fellow militants belonging to the
so-called al-Nusra and Islamic Fronts in a new instance of infighting
that erupted in the suburbs of Syria’s eastern city of Deir ez-Zor.
Car bombs kill at least 10 in central Syria:
Two rebel car bombs targeted two central Syrian areas controlled by
government forces on Saturday, killing at least ten people as opposition
forces fought fiercely to hold onto territory, officials and activists
French journalist tells of release from captivity
in Syria: French journalist Nicolas
Hénin, who was released on Saturday after a 10-month detention in Syria,
told FRANCE 24 that his release was "clearly coordinated" with Turkish
military personnel across the border.
Two killed in Bahrain car explosion:
It is not clear whether the victims were deliberately targeted or
whether they were planning to carry out an attack themselves.
Official: PLO members consider
disbanding PA: "The future of the PA
has become unclear because when it was established, it was meant as a
temporary stage leading to the establishment of a Palestinian state,"
Amira said. "Thus, if the PA doesn't lead to statehood, things should be
Al-Qaeda leader: Abbas is a traitor who is
selling out Palestine: Ayman al-Zawahiri
accuses PA president of 'giving up on the right of return to please the
US'; Fatah officials call Zawahiri 'hypocrite.'
New message from al Qaeda leader:
Two videos and one audio link have come to light in recent days that
suggest that the world's most recognizable terrorist group is still
active, at least in online postings.
20 C. Africans killed in Grimari sectarian
clashes: At least 20 people were
killed in three days of sectarian clashes between Christian anti-balaka
militias and mainly Muslim seleka fighters in Grimari, 300km northeast
of capital Bangui, Antoine Mbao Bogo, president of the local chapter of
the Red Cross, said.
Egypt police officer killed in new Cairo bomb
blast: An Egyptian police officer was
killed on Friday evening when a bomb targeting a traffic police kiosk in
Cairo exploded, security officials said,
44 abducted girls freed in Nigeria:
Education official confirms release of 44 of the 129 schoolgirls
kidnapped by Boko Haram fighters in Borno state.
Afghanistan: Taliban leader among 5 rebels killed
in Ghazni mosque explosion : A local
Taliban commander was among five militants killed following an explosion
inside a mosque in eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.
4 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Afghan Army
Operation: The Ministry of Defense
stated on Saturday that at least four Taliban insurgents were killed and
six others were injured in an Afghan army operation early Friday.
U.S. ground troops going to
Poland, defense minister says: Poland
and the United States will announce next week the deployment of U.S.
ground forces to Poland as part of an expansion of NATO presence in
Central and Eastern Europe in response to events in Ukraine. That was
the word from Poland’s defense minister, Tomasz Siemoniak,
Nato belligerence endangers us all: Op-Ed:
It is the US drive to expand eastwards which lies at the root of the
crisis in the former Soviet republic
Ukraine: Federalist refuse to end occupation
despite Geneva agreement:
Pro-Federalist groups occupying a string of public buildings across
eastern Ukraine have insisted that they would not end their occupation
until a referendum to decide the status of the region had taken place.
Ukraine may hold presidential elections under
state of emergency: Ukraine may hold
early presidential elections slated for late May even if a state of
emergency is declared in some regions, Central Electoral Commission
Deputy Chair Andrei Magera said on Saturday, April 19.
Russian EU envoy says Kiev misinterpreted Geneva
agreement: "In particularly that it
only applies to the eastern and southern provinces and those who are
demanding federalism, but it not to Kiev, where (it thinks) everything
is legal including the ongoing occupation of Maidan (Independence
Square)" (Reporting by Alissa de Carbonnel)
Putin makes overture to incoming NATO chief:
President Vladimir Putin on Saturday lauded incoming NATO Secretary
General Jens Stoltenberg, in sharp contrast to his recent comments on
the bloc's outgoing chief. "We (Putin and Stoltenberg) have very warm
relations, including personal relations," he said in a local television
interview, adding Stoltenberg "is a very serious and responsible man."
Russia says reinforced troops on Ukraine border
as precaution: "We ... have forces in
the region of the Ukrainian border. Some of these forces are based there
permanently, others are there to reinforce, against the backdrop of what
is happening in Ukraine itself," Dmitry Peskov, spokesman to Russian
President Vladimir Putin said on the Rossiya 1 television station.
Inside the 'Donetsk People's Republic':
In east Ukraine, a pro-Russian group has declared an independent
republic from within an occupied building in Donetsk. "All of Europe
should help us against fascism," said 73-year-old supporter Vladimir
Khachaturian, who says he has very early memories of the Second World
War. "And we don't want more oligarchs who help Kyiv."
Rice: Obama disgusted by anti-Semitic leaflets:
President Barack Obama's national security adviser says anti-Semitic
leaflets distributed in Ukraine were "utterly sickening" and that Obama
has bluntly expressed his disgust.
Debunking flyer saying Jews in Ukraine must
‘register’ or face expulsion: The ADL
believes it's a hoax.
Ukraine Jew registration hoax traced:
Email intercepts that included the original copies of anti-Semitic
leaflets distributed in Eastern Ukraine have now been shown to be part
of an elaborate false flag hoax to sabotage recent US-Russian talks.
That flyer about Jews needing to 'register' in
Ukraine is fake: A flyer demanding
that Jews in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk register with its pro-Russian
government is “fake,” a Jewish advocacy group with direct contacts in
the region tells the Daily Dot.
Documentary reveals US Air Force unit recruits
gamers to kill with drones in Pakistan:
"The US military has been doing this for a long time with games like
America’s Army. And in the film, we visit several Scandinavian gaming
conferences, where the militaries very actively recruit gamers as our
new warriors for the modern warfare not just drone war, but also cyber
US drone pilots are 'stressed' and 'demoralized'
– official report: ?The US Government
Accountability Office (GAO) has produced a scathing report detailing the
Air Force’s mismanagement of its active-duty drone pilots, who are
responsible for the most demanding and deadly missions in the entire US
Guantánamo judge to CIA: Disclose ‘black site’
details to USS Cole defense lawyers:
The military judge in the USS Cole bombing case has ordered the CIA to
give defense lawyers details — names, dates and places — of its secret
overseas detention and interrogation of the man accused of planning the
bombing, two people who have read the still-secret order said Thursday.
CIA torture architect breaks silence to defend
'enhanced interrogation': The
psychologist regarded as the architect of the CIA's “enhanced
interrogation” program has broken a seven-year silence to defend the use
of torture techniques against al-Qaida terror suspects in the wake of
the 9/11 attacks.
Cubans Celebrate Anniversary of Bay Of Pigs
: Cubans on Saturday celebrated the 53rd anniversary of
their victory over a 1,500-strong mercenary invading force, the
so-called Brigade 2506, equipped, trained and financed by the U.S.
government, at Playa Giron (Bay of Pigs).
UK: HMRC to sell taxpayers' financial data -
Guardian: The personal financial data
of millions of taxpayers could be sold to private firms under laws being
drawn up by HM Revenue & Customs in a move branded "dangerous" by tax
professionals and "borderline insane" by a senior Conservative MP.
UK: 73% of today's students will still be paying
off their tuition fees in their 50s:
Three out of four of today’s students will reach their 50s still owing
debts from university of around £30,000, according to a major study
Inmates to strike in Alabama,
declare prison is “running a slave empire”:
Inmates at an Alabama prison plan to stage a work stoppage this weekend
and hope to spur an escalating strike wave, a leader of the effort told
Salon in a Thursday phone call from his jail cell.
Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal
land takeover: It’s time for Western
states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers
and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on