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Two Stories in the Same Day Show
That the U.S. Is Rotten to the Core
By Ted Rall
Still think the United States is
governed by decent people? That the system isn't totally corrupt and
obscenely unfair? Two stories that broke April 23 ought to wake you up.
Are All Dead Innocents Equal?
By Joe Clifford
The latest drone strike that killed two Americans demonstrates the
complete hypocrisy of the American people and the President.
Freedom and the Omnipotent Power to Assassinate
By Jacob G. Hornberger
As a kid growing up, did you ever think you’d live under a government
that had the omnipotent power to assassinate you and every other
EU Refugee Crisis Made by... the EU
By Finian Cunningham
European governments are battening down the hatches of "Fortress Europe"
to make sure that migrants don't reach their shores.
Stephen Cohen: "Isolating Russia" Really Means
“Equating Putin with Adolf Hitler is another example of how our new cold
warriors are recklessly damaging US national security in vital areas
where Putin’s cooperation is essential.”
Pakistan Enters The New Silk Road
By Pepe Escobar
Eight JF-17 Thunder fighter jets escorting Chinese President Xi Jinping
on board an Air China Boeing as he enters Pakistani air space. And these
JF-17s are built as a China-Pakistan joint project.
Video: “Death To The Arabs”
This disturbing video shows Israeli youths, escorted by police and
occupation forces, marching through the Old City of Jerusalem chanting
“mavet la’aravim” – “death to the Arabs”
Turkey's Day of Denial Amid Remembrance for a Genocide in All But Name
By Robert Fisk
They were brave Turks and they were brave Armenians, the descendants of
the murderers of 1915 and the descendants of their victims.
And The Band Played Waltzing Mathilda
Those who were living did their best to survive
In that mad world of death, blood and fire
For ten weary weeks I kept myself alive
While around me the corpses piled higher.
Maryland Governor Sends Troopers as Protests
Mount Over Police Murder of Freddie Gray
By Barry Grey
Democratic officials are beginning to raise the red herring of “outside
agitators” to divert attention from the murderous actions of the police.
We must disband the police: Body cameras aren’t
enough — only radical change will stop cops who kill
By George Ciccariello-Maher
The courts, the media, and the political system are designed to back
killer cops. Only radical change will work.
Obama, TPP, Corporate “Free Traitors” and You!
By Ralph Nader
No single column can adequately describe this colossal betrayal –
camouflaged by phrases like “free trade” and “win-win agreements.”
Hillary Clinton Calls For ‘Toppling’ the 1%…While
Being Bankrolled by the 1%
By Nick Bernabe
Wall Street knows it’s all politics. They continue funneling money into
her campaign knowing that once she gets into office everything will be
just fine for the 1%.
60 Syrian troops killed in militant attack on
northwestern town: At least 60
members of the Syrian government forces were killed during a broad
offensive by al-Qaida-linked militants on a northwestern Syrian town, a
monitoring group said Saturday.
Syrian rebels take 'almost all' of key government
city in Idlib province: A coalition
of rebel forces, including al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front and the
powerful Saudi-backed Jaysh al-Islam, took control of “almost all” of
the city of Jisr al-Shughur on Saturday, according to the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights.
Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen, raids kill more
than 90: At least 92 people have been
killed in Saudi-led coalition air strikes and fighting between
supporters of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and his opponents in
Kerry Backs Saudi Strikes in Yemen as Long as
Houthis Fight: Secretary of State
John Kerry is backing Saudi Arabian airstrikes against Houthi rebels as
long as the rebels persist in attacking Yemeni government forces.
‘We’ve arrived’: ISIS wing in Yemen releases
first video, threatens Houthis: The
Islamic State has declared its official presence in war-torn Yemen as
the jihadists posted a video online, threating to “cut the throats” of
Shiite Houthi rebels.
15 security personnel killed in Iraq car bombings:
At least 15 security personnel were killed and 22 others wounded when
three suicide car bombers struck the positions of border guards on
Saturday at a border crossing point with Jordan in Iraq, a security
12 soldiers killed in Iraq’s Anbar:
ISIS killed two senior officers and 10 other soldiers in a suicide
bombing and heavy fighting in Iraq's Anbar province, a general said on
Israeli occupation forces kill 16yo Palestinian
wielding butcher’s knife: A
Sixteen-year-old Palestinian armed with a large knife was shot dead by
Israeli troops in eastern Jerusalem. Israeli police said he tried to
attack border patrol officers near a checkpoint.
Palestinians in Jerusalem go on strike after teen
killed by Israeli security:
Businesses were shuttered in occupied East Jerusalem and Israeli police
were deployed across the city in anticipation of potential unrest.
Buying Jewish votes :
Ted Cruz: Cancel Iran deal and move embassy to
Jerusalem: Sen. Ted Cruz promises a
bold shift in U.S. foreign policy if he's elected president that would
cancel President Obama's arms deal with Iran and move the U.S. embassy
in Israel to Jerusalem.
19 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Iran:
No doubt you’ve heard a lot about Iran in the media. - Here we present
19 reasons you should never, ever, visit this godforsaken land.
Nepal earthquake: Death toll passes 1,500:
More than 1,000 people have been killed in Nepal's deadliest earthquake
for more than 80 years, police say. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck an
area of central Nepal between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of
Pakistani rights activist Sabeen Mahmud shot dead:
Prominent rights activist killed shortly after hosting an event on
people missing in Balochistan at her Karachi cafe.
China’s Offering a World Bank Alternative — and
U.S. Allies Are Signing Up: News
Analysis - Beijing is only too happy to offer an alternative to
Western-dominated international finance. What's more surprising is that
leading Western economies are signing up.
Four militants killed while making bombs in Egypt:
Police said the suspected militants were members of the blacklisted
Muslim Brotherhood movement of former president Mohamed Mursi, whom the
army toppled in 2013.
One killed as Ukrainian Forces Open Fire on
Humanitarian Aid Convoy: Ukrainian
forces opened fire on Russian humanitarian aid convoy ‘Relief Fund
Novorossiya’. One member of the convoy was killed, one wounded, six
Shock Video: Ukrainian Neo-Nazis Nail Rebel
Fighter to Cross, Burn Him Alive:
Video - US-backed militants carry out brutal execution
US alarmed by Greek energy alliance with Russia:
The US is scrambling to head off a Greek pipeline deal with Russia,
fearing a disastrous change in the strategic balance of the Eastern
Mediterranean as Greece’s radical-Left government drifts into the
What happens if Greece can’t pay its debts?:
The standoff between a leftwing government and the financial powers of
the EU is near to breaking point. What if the worst happens?
Greece's Piraeus Bank offers relief to
poverty-stricken borrowers: - Piraeus
Bank will write off credit cards and retail loans up to 20,000 euros
($21,484) for Greeks who qualify for help under a law the leftist
government passed to provide relief to poverty-stricken borrowers, it
said on Thursday.
War criminal says -
"We all bleed when we lose an American life," :
Obama defends US intelligence after killing hostages deaths:
A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two
al-Qaida hostages, President Barack Obama on Friday praised the nation's
spying operations as the most capable in the world while promising a
review aimed at preventing future mistakes.
Police dash cam video shows cop shooting and paralyzing unarmed
man: Video - A Florida man was riding
his bike and talking on his cellphone when he was stopped by a police
officer in 2013 and shot four times in the back, according to new
dashcam video obtained by WPTV and The Palm Beach Post.
Cop Ruptures Man’s Spleen, Fellow Cops Laugh,
Take Pics, as He lays Dying, Begging for Help';
Video -An Orlando cop has been arrested after surveillance video showed
him violently kneeing a handcuffed man. But further investigation into
the matter shows that his fellow officers were not only complicit in
covering it up, but also sadistically laughed as the man lay bleeding
internally in the cell.
Video Captures Homeless Man Being Punched,
Hogtied by LAPD: Attorney: Cellphone
video released Wednesday shows eight Los Angeles Police Department
officers using a Taser on Samuel Calhoun Arrington, as well as hogtying
him and repeatedly punching him on the Venice boardwalk near Sunset
Avenue and Ocean Front Walk (map), attorney Nazareth Haysbert said.
Protesters Vow to ‘Shut Down’ Baltimore After New
Disclosures About Freddie Gray’s Death:
Protesters who’ve been holding demonstrations almost daily this week
over the death of Freddie Gray are promising their biggest march yet a
day after the Baltimore Police Department acknowledged that it failed to
get him the medical attention he needed after his arrest.
Newly Elected Black Mayor Locked Out Of City Hall
By Police - : Earlier this week, news
surfaced that the election of an African-American mayor had had prompted
police officers in Parma, Missouri to resign in protest. Today's news
from Kinloch, Missouri is much, much more disturbing.
Petraeus Gets Leniency for Leaking — And Risen’s
CIA Source Should Too, His Lawyers Say:
Lawyers for Jeffrey Sterling, urged today that Sterling “not receive a
different form of justice” than David Petraeus, the former general and
CIA director who has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor for leaking
classified information to his biographer.
April 24, 2015
EU Allies Pay for America’s Global Conflict and
By Finian Cunningham
Europe’s refugee crisis is just another American bill for the latter’s
legacy of global conflict – a bill that is being dumped at the European
allies’ door to pay.
Obama Wades Further into Yemen
By Sheldon Richman
Why does the Obama administration risk war with Iran while embracing the
mischievous agendas of Wahhabi Saudi Arabia and Israel.
"Targeted" Drone Strikes Are Rather Random Murder
By Moon Of Alabama
Someone should probably start to drone-murder random people in the U.S.
That might change the perspective.
Saudi Arabia Does a Gaza in Yemen
Washington is aiding the Wahhabi regime of Saudi Arabia create a safe
haven for al-Qaeda by providing intelligence and weaponry to the
Wahhabis to kill the Houthis.
Organizations Across Canada Oppose Government
Effort To Criminalize Criticism Of Israel
By Sid Shniad
It must be stressed that it is not anti-Semitic to criticize the state
of Israel. Those who equate such criticism with a hatred of Jewish
people are simply attempting to silence Israel’s critics. Continue
Professors for Israel try to Shut Down Lancet
By Jonathan Cook
Those committed to protecting Israel at all costs are desperate to shut
down those spaces. It is important that we don’t let them succeed.
Noam Chomsky: Media, NATO, ISIS, Free Trade
Agreements & Humanity (2015 NEW)
By Noam Chomsky
There is always some invented enemy, which is about to destroy us, which
we have to defend ourselves against"
Corrupt to the Core
The Clintons, Crony Capitalism, and American
By Justin Raimondo
The Clinton Foundation scandal is all about the corruption of empire.
Judge Sentences David Petraeus to 75% of One
By Marcy Wheeler
According to SpeakerPedia, Petraeus makes upwards of $132,750 for each
Philadelphians Know All About Police Murder by
By Dave Lindorff
Here in Philadelphia, Police have long enjoyed giving arrested men who
mouth off to them during arrests what is known fondly in the department
as a “nickel ride.”
The Church And The American Sniper
By Max McNabb
No one seems to have questioned whether it was appropriate for a church
to celebrate the deeds of a man who wrote that he found killing “fun”
and wished he could have killed more.
The Green Fields Of France
Video - The Fureys and Davey Arthur.
I see by your gravestone you were only 19
When you joined the glorious fallen in 1916,
Well, I hope you died quick and I hope you died clean
Or, Willie McBride, was it slow and obscene?
You Say You Want a Revolution?
By Eric Peters
It is no coincidence that “law enforcement” is sliding into general
disrepute – even outright loathing. And the same goes for “authority”
generally. People are questioning. And beginning, many of them, to see.
Our task is to encourage this. And to be patient. To resist the
temptation to lose hope – and lash out. Continue
Postcard from the End of America: Silicon Valley
By Linh Dinh
It is estimated that nearly 20% of the homes being sold in the Bay Area
are being snatched up by foreign buyers, paying cash, with about half of
The Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Death of
By Ellen Brown
TPP is blatantly unconstitutional.
Iraqi military 'kills 250 Isis fighters' and
re-takes swathes of territory:
Lieutenant General Abdul Amir al Shammari told Sky News his forces had
killed “more than 250 terrorists in the past few days”
20 killed in Al Anbar:
A total of 20 people, including 13 Islamic State (IS) militants, were
killed and 16 others injured as clashes broke out in the Al Anbar
province of Iraq on Friday.
Iraqi General, 3 Officers Killed in Islamic State
Ambush: Fighters from the Islamic
State group ambushed an Iraqi army convoy on Friday with a bulldozer
packed with explosives, killing the commander of the Iraqi 1st Division
and three of his staff officers north of Fallujah, said military
officials.By Glenn Greenwald
IS kills 10 people, shoots down plane in Syria:
Islamic State (IS) militants killed 10 people, many of them Kurds, in
northern Syria on Friday and shot down a military aircraft in the south
of the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, or SOHR,
More fighting, air strikes in Yemen, civilian
death toll exceeds 550: The civilian
death toll from the fighting and airstrikes since the bombing started on
March 26 has reached an estimated 551 people, the United Nations said on
Friday. Its children's agency UNICEF said at least 115 children were
among the dead.
Outrage after S African minister denied entry to
Israel: South Africa demands
explanation from Tel Aviv after minister is denied visa to visit Israel
for diplomatic work. Nzimande's spokesperson told local media that the
denial of the visa had caused a "serious diplomatic problem".
Lancet medical journal accused of ‘hate speech’
on Israeli aggression in Gaza: The
controversy arose after the Lancet, an internationally renowned
publication, released an article deemed to be deeply critical of
Israel’s conduct in Gaza.
Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman
massacres: The leaders of France and
Russia on Friday joined ceremonies marking the centenary of the massacre
of some 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces, a hugely emotional
event that remains a diplomatic minefield.
Turkey 'condemns' Putin comments on Armenia
genocide: Turkey on Friday condemned
Russian President Vladimir Putin for referring to genocide during
commemorations of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians during World War
I. The foreign ministry said "we reject and condemn... (Putin's)
characterisation of 1915 events as genocide despite all our warnings and
What refusal to say 'Armenian genocide' says
about Obama: As a presidential
candidate in 2008, Barack Obama promised to be the first American
president to refer to the Turkish mass killing of Armenians that began
in 1915 as “genocide.”. But on this anniversary, the 100th, President
Obama has once again avoided the word.
13 killed in fighting near Algeria-Tunisia border:
Tunisia's defence ministry says 10 militants have been killed in
fighting along the border with Algeria. Three soldiers were also killed
in the fighting in the mountainous Kasserine region, and seven others
wounded, ministry spokesman Belhassen Oueslati said.
Five people killed in DR Congo by suspected
Ugandan rebels.: Five people were
hacked to death overnight in the Beni region of eastern Democratic
Republic of Congo, an area where ruthless Ugandan rebels are active, an
official source said Friday.
One protester dead as Guinea police, opposition
clash: Guinean security forces beat
one man to death during anti-government protest in the opposition
stronghold of Labe on Thursday (April 23), the government said.
Cameron: 'We made right decision on Libya':
Responding to Labour leader Ed Miliband's claims today that the
coalitions lack of planning was partly to blame for the migrant crisis,
Mr Cameron said that it was "the responsibility of the traffickers and
White House admits: we didn't
know who drone strike was aiming to kill:
the US continues to launch lethal operations without the necessity of
knowing who specifically it seeks to kill, a practice that has come to
be known as a “signature strike”.
Afghan Reconstruction Aid Missing:
The U.S. Defense Department can't say what happened to $1.3 billion
Russia's Defense Ministry Says U.S. Troops Are in
Eastern Ukraine: Igor Konashenkov was
quoted as saying that U.S. troops were training Ukrainian forces not
only in western Ukraine "as Ukrainian television channels show, but
directly in the combat zone in the area of Mariupol, Severodonetsk,
Artyomovsk and Volnovakha."
Bin Laden-linked terror cell planned Vatican
attack – prosecutor: Italian police
have issued 18 arrest warrants for Sardinia-based terror suspects with
Al-Qaeda links who may have been planning an attack on the Vatican. Two
of the alleged jihadists are believed to be former bodyguards of Osama
NSA had German spies target Euro allies:
German spies targeted politicians in friendly European nations and
inside Germany for surveillance on behalf of the US National Security
Agency (NSA), a media report revealed on Thursday
EU rescue ships head for Libya, as migrants die
also in Balkans: - British and German
warships made ready to sail for waters off Libya as Europe ramped up
rescue operations in the Mediterranean after up to 900 desperate
migrants drowned last weekend on a boat heading for Italy.
UN human rights chief slams UK 'anti-migrant'
article: UK media urged to tackle
hate speech after The Sun paper publishes article that compares migrants
A Reflection of Our Barbarity: Jailing Immigrant
Mothers and Babies: Hundreds of
undocumented families who have fled from poverty, violence and organized
crime in Central American countries are locked up in “residential
centers” The families are imprisoned while awaiting their immigration
Republicans Look to Maintain Blockade After
Failing to Prevent Cuba's Removal From US Terror List:
With Republicans unable to stop Cuba's removal from U.S. list of state
sponsors of terrorism, they plan to focus on maintaing the economic
April 23, 2015
US-backed Criminal Slaughter in Yemen Revealed
By Finian Cunningham
Bombing and massacring with one hand, and then with the other handing
out bandages and analgesics to mutilated children. Continue
Houthi Weapon Bonanza - a Gift From USA
By Gareth Porter
The flurry of media excitement over the US Navy sending another warship
to intercept an Iranian flotilla of arms is an odd bit of burlesque that
ought to be in an embarrassment.
Yemen: Saudis To Arm "Popular Committees" (aka Al
By Moon Of Alabama
Al Qaeda, especially in the form of "popular committees" like the "Sons
of Hadhramaut", are friends and tools to be armed and used to Saudi
In US Propaganda Exercise
Obama Apologizes, For Murdering
Innocent Hostages In Pakistan
By Paige Lavender
"it is a cruel and bitter truth that in the fog of war generally, and in
our fight against terrorists specifically, mistakes...can occur."
How NATO Kills Africans in the Club Med
By Pepe Escobar
Humanitarian imperialism has led, according to Amnesty International,
"to the largest refugee disaster since the Second World War."
What Explains the Power of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s
By Glenn Greenwald
Tsarnaev’s middle finger provoked seemingly as much disgust as the
murders for which he has been convicted because it represented his
refusal to submissively play the role assigned to those who are to be
A Letter of Apology to My Grandson
A Pox on Twenty-First-Century America
By Tom Engelhardt
What were we thinking when we let them spend something like a trillion
dollars a year on what was called “national security” in order to leave
us in a world that may have little security at all?
US Public Relations
Petraeus In Court For Sentencing Over Leaked
As part of an agreement filed with prosecutors in March, the government
will not seek any prison time.
Greece’s Yanis Varoufakis: The Medicine of
Austerity Is Not Working, We Need a New Treatment
Video - Democracy Now!
The country has ordered all state bodies to place their cash reserves in
the nation’s central bank, the Bank of Greece, as it struggles to stay
If a Clinton Were to Marry a Bush, the US Could
By Bryan MacDonald
A country pretty much established in opposition to hereditary elites now
has the most closed political system in the Western world.
Air raids kill 23 rebels in Yemen:
At least 23 Yemeni rebels were killed in fresh Saudi-led coalition air
strikes Thursday on their positions in the southern town of Daleh, a
government official there said.
US Kills 7 People in Yemen:
Seven suspected al-Qaeda militants were killed
in an apparent U.S. drone strike on the Yemeni port city of Mukalla
which the militants overran earlier this month, a local official said
Saudi-led coalition launches air strikes
throughout Yemen: residents:
Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition pounded Houthi militiamen and
military bases with at least 20 air strikes throughout Yemen on
Thursday, residents said, despite Riyadh saying it was winding down its
Yemen's rebels press their offensive in south:
Yemen's rebels pressed their offensive in the country's south,
apparently ignoring an overture from Saudi Arabia earlier this week,
while the kingdom's warplanes continued to target their positions
Thursday, officials said.
Yemen: Separatists will not lay down weapons even
if airstrikes end ; South Yemen
separatists tell MEE that they won't stop battling the Houthis until
they get independence from the north
US citizens fleeing Yemen tell of abandonment
(VIDEO): Some 20 American citizens
were among the 200 evacuated on Wednesday night by two Russian planes
from Yemen, where a Saudi-led coalition continues bombings.
Iraq: 8 pilgrims killed by suicide bomb:
Police and a local official said the attack happened overnight near the
town of Balad as the group were returning from a Shiite shrine in the
city of Samarra.
New rebel offensive in northwestern Syria:
everal hard-line Syrian rebel groups pushed a new offensive against
government forces in northwestern Syria Thursday, less than a month
after seizing control of the provincial capital there.
Russia arms Iraq, Syria to help combat Islamic
State: Lavrov; "We are helping both
Iraq and Syria, possibly more effectively than anyone else, by providing
weapons to their armies and security forces," Lavrov said, without
giving details of the weapons.
Obama: US could ‘penetrate’ Iran S-300 defense
system: US President Barack Obama
warned that the US could penetrate any air defense system Iran has,
should a military option be needed, playing down concerns over Russia’s
decision to supply advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Tehran last
Kahlon, Netanyahu reach coalition pact in latest
meeting; Moshe Kahlon’s Kulanu party
will have charge of the planning administration if the party joins Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition, the two men decided Tuesday.
Tony Blair Faces Pressure Over Role as Middle
East Envoy: Qatar telecoms company
helped by ex-PM became donor to Cherie Blair’s foundation
Taliban Attack Afghan Checkpoint, Killing 9
Guards: The Taliban stormed a police
checkpoint in a northwestern province in Afghanistan and killed nine
Eight civilians killed in Afghan bombing:
A roadside bomb killed eight members of an Afghan family, including
children, just hours after the Taliban claimed their upcoming spring
offensive would “safeguard” civilian lives, officials said on Thursday.
70 People Killed Every Day in Afghanistan During
2014 : “2014 marks the year of
heaviest casualty in Afghanistan since the U.N. High Commissioner for
Human Rights started to launch reports in 2009,” said Simonovic,
speaking at the U.N. headquarters in New York City. Simonovic added that
ground combat surpassed improvised explosive devices as the leading
cause of killings in the country
Obama Apologizes, For Murdering Innocent Hostages
In Pakistan: President Barack Obama
gave a statement Thursday after the White House announced U.S. drone
strikes had killed innocent American and Italian hostages in Pakistan,
saying he takes full responsibility for the operation.
N. Korea could have up to 20 nuclear warheads –
Chinese sources; North Korea could
already possess up to 20 nuclear warheads and have a capacity to double
its arsenal by next year, according to Chinese nuclear experts, the Wall
Street Journal reports.
Angolan police say 22 killed in clashes with
religious sect: 13 members of a
millenarian Christian sect and Nine Angolan policemen have been killed
in clashes in the last week in the central Huambo province, police said,
in violence local officials say is being stoked by the main opposition
Libya: Tripoli: Bombing our coast 'unacceptable':
Libya’s Tripoli government will not accept Europe bombing sites presumed
to belong to Libyan people smugglers and would “confront it”, the
Salvation Government’s Foreign Minister is warning.
Militants blow up mosque in Libya’s Tripoli:
Unknown militants blew up on Thursday an ancient mosque in Libyan
capital Tripoli frequented by Sufi Muslims, eyewitnesses have said.
Fact or propaganda?
U.S. says Russia boosting military presence on Ukraine border:
- The United States on Wednesday accused Russia of building up air
defense systems inside eastern Ukraine and of involvement in training
exercises of pro-Russian separatists in the area in breach of a
European-brokered cease-fire agreement.
MIT Professor: Greater Chance of Accidental
Nuclear War Now Than During the Cold War:
Changing technical conditions and issues, unstable political
environments and geopolitical tensions are producing a greater danger of
accidental nuclear war between the US and Russia than during the Cold
Russian foreign minister notes many illogical wars followed
Obama's Nobel peace prize: "There
were many hopes for Obama, there was the Nobel peace prize but a lot of
wars followed, which were absolutely illogical and did not meet the
interests of stability in certain regions," Lavrov said in an interview
with three radio stations,
France to refund Moscow for undelivered 'Mistral'
warship; Moscow had paid in advance
for the Mistral vessels and another warship that France had promised to
deliver, but Paris suspended the deal, accusing Russia of siding with
separatists in eastern Ukraine.
US 'Acting against Gazprom Moves in Greece':
The US is seeking to block a proposal Gazprom made in Athens on a Greek
leg of the so-called "Turkish Stream" pipeline, the Greek Foreign
Minister has said.
EU reportedly plans to kick out 29 of every 30
refugees: The EU plans to allow only
5,000 refugees for resettlement by asylum seekers in response to the
Mediterranean refugee crisis, reports the Guardian. Last year alone
150,000 people arrived in Southern Europe after surviving a trip across
U.N. says EU must do more to save migrants, admit
refugees: Europe must urgently set up
an effective rescue operation for migrants at sea and commit to
receiving significantly higher numbers of refugees, top U.N. officials
and the International Organization for Migration said on Thursday.
It Just Cost Deutsche Bank $25,000 Per Employee
To Keep Its Libor Manipulating Bankers Out Of Jail:
And so another historic scandal involving the manipulation and rigging
of one of the most important global markets, that of Libor which is the
reference security for several hundred trillion in derivatives, goes in
the history books.
Argentina, Russia Ink US$5Bn in Energy Deals
: Russia and Argentina agreed
Thursday to consider stamping out the use of the U.S. dollar for
bilateral trade, along with a slew of other high level deals.
Puerto Rico officials warn government shutdown
imminent: - Puerto Rico's top finance
officials said the government of the U.S. territory will likely shutdown
in three months because of a looming liquidity crisis and warned of a
devastating impact on the island's economy.
These Are the Happiest Countries in the World:
The U.S. ranks No. 15 among 158 countries in the World Happiness Report
Trade bill key to Pacific pact clears Senate
panel; Legislation to give the White
House "fast track" authority to nail down a Pacific trade pact cleared
its first hurdle in the U.S. Congress on Wednesday as a committee backed
the bill and sent it to the full Senate for consideration.
Oklahoma City Bombing Breakthrough:
If correct, this could fundamentally alter Americans’ understanding of
the way their government goes about protecting American lives—or, in the
case of Oklahoma City, failing to… with tragic results.
Videographer: Freddie Gray was folded like
'origami'; He found his friend
handcuffed, "screaming for his life," and planted face down on the
ground with one Baltimore bicycle police officer's knee on his neck and
the other bicycle officer bending his legs backward so that Gray's heels
were in his back
Freddie Gray death: Protests grow; cop union
compares them to 'lynch mob': As
protesters decrying Freddie Gray's death rallied in Baltimore on
Thursday, anger mounted over a police union's comparison of the protest
to a "lynch mob."
Mother sues police who 'stripped and photographed
her daughter's body' after fatal car crash
: Sheriff's deputies undressed the body of a 20-year-old car crash
victim then took inappropriate nude photos of her at the side of the
road, her mother has claimed.
How a Broken Tail Light Can Be a Death Sentence
in the USA: We've created a perfect
storm of poverty, fear, social control and racially charged policing.
Supreme Court: Police can’t hold suspects without
probable cause, to wait for drug-sniffing dog;
What does this mean for you, if you're a law-abiding citizen stopped by
over-aggressive cops over something trivial, then detained? As my friend
Patrick Ball of hrdag.org put it, “If the police *ask* you to wait,
politely decline, ask if you're being detained, and if not, drive away.”
Twenty-eight percent of workers have less than
$1,000 in savings that could be applied toward their retiremen.
57 percent say they have less than $25,000 in retirement savings.
As Colombian Oil Money Flowed To Clintons, State
Department Took No Action To Prevent Labor Violations:
When workers at the country’s largest independent oil company staged a
strike in 2011, the Colombian military rounded them up at gunpoint and
threatened violence if they failed to disband, according to human rights
Clinton charities will refile tax returns, audit
for other errors: Hillary Clinton's
family's charities are refiling at least five annual tax returns after a
Reuters review found errors in how they reported donations from
governments, and said they may audit other Clinton Foundation returns in
case of other errors.
Head transplant: Man will be attached to new body
in under an hour and aim is immortality, doctor says
; The procedure — which Canavero has admitted is just a first step
towards his ultimate aim of creating immortality — will see a man's head
removed and placed on a donor's body.
April 22, 2015
What Does Putin Want?
By Rostislav Ishchenko
That which cannot be held, and will be taken by the enemy, must be
damaged as much as possible so that the enemy’s victory is more costly
How the U.S. Contributed to Yemen’s Crisis
By Stephen Zunes
Washington's support for Yemen's former dictatorship — and of Saudi
efforts to sideline the country's nonviolent pro-democracy movement —
helped create the current crisis.
EU’s Israel-Palestine Policy Is Out Of Touch With
By Alan Hart
The prime cause of the rising, global tide of anti-Israelism and the
creeping transformation of it into anti-Semitism is the Zionist state’s
policies and actions.
Video of Islamic State Capabilities Impresses
By McClatchy News
This video isn’t from a multi-million-dollar American drone. It’s from a
drone operated by the Islamic State that likely cost a few thousand
War and Religion
By Philip Giraldi
Perhaps those jokes about the GOP disbanding and declaring Netanyahu as
their leader are not so funny after all.
Lindsey Graham’s “All-Jewish Cabinet”
By Eli Clifton and Jim Lobe
If I put together a finance team that will make me financially
competitive enough to stay in this thing… I may have the first
all-Jewish cabinet in America because of the pro-Israel funding.
War—–The Birth And Health Of The State
By Dan Sanchez
War causes a country to regress from a diverse civilization to a uniform
herd locked in fight-or-flight mode, and easily driven by the
The Secret Country Again Wages War On Its Own
By John Pilger
Genocide is a word Australians hate to hear. Genocide happens in other
countries, not the "lucky" society that per capita is the second richest
Truth Is Washington’s Enemy
Paul Craig Roberts
Not many Americans,educated or not, understand that Washington with the
cooperation of its presstitute media has defined truth as a threat.
GOP, Not Laughing
By Steven Jonas
Ted Cruz: another insignificant man clawing his way up the
corrupt pyramid of American power.
Welcome To The USA
Police Officer Throws Grandfather to the Ground,
Paralyzing Him - Video
By Rev. Jeff Hood
The dirty secret about the attack on Sureshbhai Patel is that a
homeowner called in and reported him as, "...a skinny black guy, he's
got a toboggan on, he's really skinny."
Capitalism and the Global Police State
Crisis of Humanity and the Specter of 21st Century Fascism
By Prof William I. Robinson
Global capitalism now couples human and natural history in such a way as
to threaten to bring about what would be the sixth mass extinction in
the known history of life on earth.
Dear Future Generations: Sorry
Must Watch - By Prince Ea
I think I speak for the rest of us when I say,
sorry, sorry we left you our mess of a planet.
Sorry that we were too caught up in our own doings to do something.
Sorry we listened to people who made excuses,
to do nothing.
At least 42 dead in rebel-ISIS clashes near
Damascus: activists: "At least 30
Islamist rebels and 12 fighters from IS were killed in fighting since
Tuesday" in the hilly region of Qalamun, the Syrian Observatory for
Human Rights said.
10 killed in two bomb blasts in Iraq:
At least 10 people were killed and 35 wounded in two bomb blasts in
central Iraq on Wednesday, a police source said.
Fighting and fresh air strikes mark new phase in
Yemen: The Saudi-led coalition
reportedly conducted fresh air strikes on Yemen on Wednesday, hours
after it said it had ended a four-week air campaign against Houthi
A Saudi Prince Just Promised Bentleys To Every
Pilot Bombing Yemen: I congratulate
your success of Operation Decisive Storm and the start of Operation
Restore Hope. In appreciation of the 100 Saudi pilots which carried this
out I will be gifting them 100 Bentley cars.
Israel Deported Them. Then ISIS Cut Off Their
Heads: Three of the Ethiopian
Christians beheaded by ISIS were living in Israel—until the government
got them to leave.
‘NYT’ addresses pro-Israel donors’ influence over
Congress: The New York Times has
finally done it: an honest piece about the Israel lobby’s financial
influence over Congress. The Republican side of the aisle, anyway.
Reporter Eric Lipton explains that the Republican orthodoxy on Israel is
a reflection of big money:
A lesson from the New York Times on how to
mislead with numbers: This New York
Times article reminds us that design is just as much an editorial tool
as it is a tool of aesthetics, usability and user experience. Use your
power as a designer wisely.
Pakistan: 22 militants killed in fresh aerial
strikes in North Waziristan:
Pakistan's Air Attacks22 insurgents were after Pakistani fighter jets
targeted their hideouts ahead of Datta Khil area in North Waziristan
last night, a statement issued Wednesday by Pakistani military’s Inter
Services Public Relations (ISPR) states.
Afghanistan: 12 militants killed in military
operations: Twelve militants have
been killed during military operations across the country in past 24
hours, a statement issued Tuesday morning by the Ministry of Interior
Afghanistan: Two people killed, two injured in
Nangarhar explosions: Two people were
killed and two others wounded in separate explosions in eastern
Nangarhar province on Wednesday.
Police officer, conscript killed in Cairo:
“Two unidentified gunmen opened fire on the car of Colonel Wael Tahoon
while he was on his way to work. Tahoon and a conscript who was driving
the car died after the shooting,”
Anti-ISIL rally turns violent in Ethiopia:
"We are tired of speeches and propaganda! We want action! Revenge for
our brothers!" shouted a group of youths, referring to Ethiopians seen
apparently being beheaded or shot in a video released on Sunday by the
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Libya.
Over 50% Europeans do not trust mainstream media
coverage of Ukraine crisis - poll:
The majority of Europeans - UK, French, German and Greek residents among
them - distrust mainstream media coverage of the conflict in eastern
Ukraine, a recent poll targeting over 4,000 people, reveals.
‘Where’s our money?’ Thousands of coal miners
blockade Ukrainian govt: Thousands of
coal miners from eastern Ukraine have taken to the streets in capital
Kiev, protesting the closure of coal mines and demanding salary debts
repaired. The protesters also wanted to talk to the PM, but Arseny
Yatsenyuk ignored the call.
UK trader accused of US market crash granted
$7.5m bail: The 36-year-old allegedly
earned $40m within five years by manipulating market prices with
Finally: List of 80 People With as Much Money as
1/2 of Humanity; A 2013 Oxfam report
found that 80 people had as much wealth as 1/2 of humanity. Many of us
asked who exactly these people are, and now the list has been released.
The School Of The Americas Is Still Exporting
Death Squads: South American
militaries have been sending soldiers to the U.S. for “ethics” and
“human rights” training for years, but history shows that many of these
alumni go on to become notorious torturers and murderers, not defenders
New York Governor Agrees to Import Cuban Cancer
Vaccine : The Cuban Immunology Center
and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute of New York signed an agreement
Tuesday for the U.S. to import a therapeutic vaccine against lung cancer
developed by Cuba.
New drug ‘100 percent successful’ in treating
previously incurable hepatitis B:
Australian scientists have used an experimental cancer drug to
completely cure hundreds of mice suffering from chronic hepatitis B. The
treatment is now being trialed on humans, and could be used to cure
diseases like HIV and drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Freddie Gray Black Suspect DIES after Baltimore
cops break SPINE in BRUTAL police beating
: FULL VIDEO
200-mile ‘march2Justice’: Protesters rally
against police brutality in US :
Video - Activits campaigning against policy brutality and racial
profiling have reached Washington DC, having marched more than 200 miles
from New York City on foot.
The Mysterious Death of Freddie Gray:
When the Baltimore man was arrested, he was alive and well. By the time
he reached a police station, he couldn't breathe or talk. What happened?
Texas trooper jumpkicks motorcyclist after
shooting him in high-speed chase (VIDEO):
Apparently shooting a Texas motorcyclist in the thigh during a
high-speed chase wasn’t enough for one state trooper, who ended up
performing a leaping kick into the man’s lower body after eventually
pulling him over.
Woman Successfully Defends Herself from Armed
Attacker Only to Be Shot When Police Arrive:
It's not the first time a woman has been treated like a criminal for
defending herself against an abusive former spouse.
Amnesty International condemns U.S. failure to
act on torture report: Amnesty
International on Tuesday accused President Barack Obama's administration
of granting "de facto amnesty" to people involved in a CIA program that
detained and tortured militants captured after the Sept. 11 attacks on
the United States.
House Armed Services rejects new round of base
closures: Members of the House Armed
Services Committee once again trashed a proposal by President Obama for
a new round of military base closures.
Rand Paul: Lindsey Graham, John McCain are
'lapdogs' for President Obama’s foreign policy:
Paul characterized himself as a “Reagan Republican” when asked about
whether he was an interventionist or an isolationist.