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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
April 18, 2014
Making Sense of the Latest Kerry Lavrov Deal
By The Saker
So far, the Russian speakers, far from vacating any building, have
seized one more.
On Nazis, Jews & Ukraine ‘De-escalation’
By Pepe Escobar
Israeli media – and their American echo chambers - were all over the
place with the non-story.
Putin Stands Out as a Real World Leader
By Finian Cunningham
Just ask the people out there, in Russia, Europe, America and elsewhere,
whom do they believe and respect.
Investigation Finds Former Ukraine President
Responsible For Sniper Attack on Protestors
By Michael Hudson
If all of this is front-page news in Germany, front-page news in
Russia-- why would President Obama directly lie to the American people?
Vladimir Putin Must Be Called To Account On
Surveillance Just Like Obama
By Edward Snowden
I questioned the Russian president live on TV to get his answer on the
record, not to whitewash him.
Survival is the Saudi Key Word
By Nicola Nasser
The US pillar of Saudi security now seems to be in doubt as the United
States stands unable to meet Saudi expectations
Boston and Baghdad
By Ralph Nader
Tyranny abroad is a Washington export that defies our constitution and
the better instincts of the people who stand against foreign wars for
Washington’s Corruption and Mendacity Is What
Makes America “Exceptional”
By Paul Craig Roberts
Americans misinformed by a prostitute media are in no position to
protect the US Constitution and their liberty. Misinformed, they become
tyranny’s allies and their own worst enemy.
The Contradictions of the American Electorate
By Eric Zuess
Why Do Most US Voters Prefer Politicians Who Disagree with Their Values
Jesus Lived in a Police State
By John W. Whitehead
Unfortunately, the radical Jesus, the political dissident who took aim
at injustice and oppression, has been largely forgotten today.
The US Has Become a Police State
By Kourosh Ziabari
Militarism, expansionism and tyranny have become the hallmarks of the
In Case You Missed It
Let Your Life Be a Friction to Stop the Machine
This Is A
Must Watch Video
A brief and crucial history of the United States.
At least 58 killed in attack on U.N. base in
South Sudan: The United Nations said
Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded
in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering
thousands of civilians.
South Sudan Dictates Media Coverage of Conflict:
As rebel forces loyal to South Sudan's former vice president Riek Machar
declared on Tuesday Apr. 15 that they had captured the key oil town of
Bentiu, the government has been accused of clamping down on local media
in an attempt to influence the reporting on the conflict.
Diplomat’s abductors want Tunisia to free jailed
Libyans: Tunisia said Friday that the
kidnappers of a Tunisian diplomat in Tripoli and an embassy colleague
are demanding the release of Libyans jailed in Tunisia on terrorism
Libyan kangaroo court trials begin against
Gaddafi’s sons: What is underway has
all the hallmarks of another lynching, sanctioned by a kangaroo court,
like that of the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in 2006.
Here’s What Drone Attacks in America Would Look
Like: If U.S. citizens knew how it
felt to be targeted by deadly flying robots, it might shape domestic
attitudes toward the Obama administration’s drone program. Artist Tomas
Van Houtryve is using video and photography to foster that discussion by
putting average Americans under drone-like surveillance.
50 killed as Syrian rebels attack army barracks
in Aleppo: Nearly 50 people were
killed on Thursday when Syrian rebels attacked one of the largest
military barracks in the country, in northern Aleppo, the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights said.
Car bomb outside mosque in Homs kills 14: Syria
TV: The blast occurred in front of
Bilal Al-Habshi mosque in Akrama neighborhood as worshipers were leaving
after Friday prayers, pro-government Al-Mayadeen television said.
Syria army advances in besieged Homs: security:
The army, which began a broad offensive against rebel-held parts of the
central city on Tuesday, "is progressing daily by capturing buildings
and tightening the noose around the terrorist groups," the security
Iraq bomb in shopping street kills 3:
Officials in Iraq say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the
capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.
Saudi spy chief ousted under US pressure:
experts: "Running a vast and complex
effort to help bring down a foreign regime supported by Iran and Russia
was simply beyond Riyadh's ability," he said.
EU urges Israel to reverse West Bank moves:
EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called on Israel Friday to
reverse recent actions, such as announcing new illegal settlements in
the occupied West Bank
Obama signs ‘terrorist activity’ law aimed at
barring Iranian U.N. envoy: President
Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill barring U.S. visas for
U.N. envoys seen as a threat to American security or having engaged in
“terrorist activity” — a measure aimed at Iran’s ambassador.
US freeing Iran funds as Tehran cuts uranium
stockpile: The United States is to
release frozen Iranian funds, saying Tehran has kept commitments made
under an interim deal over its nuclear programme.
Prison attack kills 3 people in N. Afghanistan:
At least two police guards and an attacker were killed as militants
attacked the central jail in the capital city of northern Faryab
province of Afghanistan setting free three inmates, said officials.
3 dead, 13 injured as anti-govt protesters rally
near Ukrainian military base - Interior Ministry:
On Wednesday evening, a group of several dozen protesters arrived at the
base, located in the turbulent Donetsk region. They called on the troops
to abandon the base, but the soldiers didn't listen, Instead, the troops
opened fire at the protesters
Ukraine insurgents reject call to quit buildings:
Dashing hopes of progress raised by a diplomatic deal in Geneva,
pro-Russian insurgents who have occupied government buildings in more
than 10 Ukrainian cities said Friday they will not leave them until the
country's interim government resigns.
‘Letter to Jews’, Kerry cited, appears to be
fake: A letter urging the Jews of
Donetsk to get registered, which the US Secretary of State cited in
Geneva, is a fake says a man whose signature appears on the
The full text: Joint Geneva Statement on Ukraine
from April 17: All sides must refrain
from any violence, intimidation or provocative actions. The participants
strongly condemned and rejected all expressions of extremism, racism and
religious intolerance, including anti-semitism.
Ukraine government pledges Russian language
rights Ukraine's acting president and
prime minister offered some of their strongest pledges yet on Friday to
strengthen constitutional rights to use the Russian language in a bid to
defuse separatist protests.
Kiev agrees on Russia’s demand of nationwide
discussion of draft constitution: "We
are beginning to discuss a constitutional reform and invite all to take
part in this discussion," parliament-appointed Minister of Foreign
Affairs Andrii Deshchytsia said
Soldier killed as Pakistan army convoy attacked
in Peshawar: No claim of
responsibility for attack on military convoy which left one soldier dead
and two others injured.
Algeria's President Bouteflika wins fourth term:
Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office
taking more than 81% of the vote, the interior minister has said.
Tunisian president cuts own pay by two-thirds:
Moncef Marzouki says the state has to be a model to deal with the
country's deteriorating financial situation.
El Salvador general faces deportation from US
over torture claims: He was honoured
by Ronald Reagan as a cold war ally and even retired to Florida, but
Eugenio Vides Casanova's US welcome has evaporated as he faces
deportation to El Salvador over torture accusations.
9/11 military court adjourns trial until June
amid FBI spying probe: The 9/11
military tribunal in Guantánamo Bay was adjourned until June on
Thursday, derailed by an attempt by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
to turn a classification specialist on the defendants’ legal teams into
Mohammad Hassan Khalid given five years in jail
for his part in jihadist plot:
Mohammad Hassan Khalid, the youngest person ever to be prosecuted for
terrorism offences in the US, has been sentenced to five years in prison
for engaging in an online jihadist plot to kill a Swedish artist when he
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid calls Bundy supporters
‘domestic terrorists’: “Those people
who hold themselves out to be patriots are not. They’re nothing more
than domestic terrorists,” Reid said during an appearance at a Las Vegas
Review-Journal “Hashtags & Headlines” event at the Paris. “… I repeat:
what went on up there was domestic terrorism.”
America : Cliven Bundy blasts Harry Reid for
accusations of 'Domestic Terrorist' :
U.S. special forces struggle with record
suicides: admiral: Suicides among
U.S. special operations forces, including elite Navy SEALs and Army
Rangers, are at record levels, a U.S. military official said on
Thursday, citing the effects of more than a decade of "hard combat."
Michael C. Ruppert Suicide Note Released:
The second note was written to Jack Martin, the friend with which
Michael was staying at the time of his death and here for you to see…
Emails reveal IRS plot to jail conservatives:
The IRS has admitted creating special hurdles for conservatives opposing
President Obama’s policies as they tried to acquire tax-exempt status
leading up to the 2012 election. Among the hurdles were a demand to know
the content of a group’s prayers and a promise not to protest the
abortion business Planned Parenthood.
Hotel Magnate, Democratic Fundraiser Pleads
Guilty: A wealthy hotel executive and
Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded
guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in
illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached
someone to lie about it.
CNN Hits Near Low In Q1 Ratings,:
They may have had a March ratings surge with their constant coverage of
the missing Malaysian Airliner but it wasn’t enough to save CNN from one
of their worst quarterly primetime results ever
MSNBC Slips to Lowest Weekly Prime Time Demo
Rating Since 2007: For the week of
April 7th-13th, MSNBC averaged just 147K in the coveted 25-54 news demo
in prime time, the network’s worst weekly figure since the week of May
21, 2007, when they averaged 142K.
Foreign Nations Run from the Dollar: Ron Paul:
In this heightened era of government tax and spend – where printing more
money is the Fed’s only solution – even our allies are sprinting from
the dollar. Nations like Russia and Japan could be turning to the gold
standard, and the U.S. is none too pleased.
April 17, 2014
Ukraine Crisis: Geneva Talks Produce Agreement On
By Julian Borger in Geneva
US, Russia, Ukraine and EU agree measures including end of violence,
disarming of illegal groups and amnesty for protesters.
Ukraine Agreement: ‘Propaganda’ and Low
By IP Accuracy
The problem is that Kiev authorities do not control all neo-Nazi or
radical nationalist groups who refused to disarm.
Putin's Annual Q&A Session 2014
Full Video - English
It’s hard to negotiate with European leaders who choose to whisper even
at home amid fears of the US spying on them - Putin.
Nato's Action Plan in Ukraine is Right Out of Dr
By John Pilger
From China to Ukraine, the US is pursuing its longstanding ambition to
dominate the Eurasian landmass.
Syria Conflict: A Shift For Fading Insurgency
Foreign Backers Look to Reverse Months of Military Defeats
By Patrick Cockburn
The removal of Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief may signal an effort to
reorganise the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad.
Why Israeli Officials are Chuckling
By Ramzy Baroud
Palestinians should be leading their own revolution until they achieve
their full rights and freedom.
PA To Fall By End Of Year, Says Palestinian
By Jack Khoury and Barak Ravid
“The PA has no problem giving the keys to Israel, to let Israel oversee
administration of Palestinians’ civil affairs, so that Israel can bear
the responsibility for the failure of the peace process.”
Privatization Is A Ramp For Corruption and
Insouciance Is a Ramp for War
By Paul Craig Roberts
Putin’s hope for a diplomatic solution is unrealistic. The NATO
governments are bought-and-paid-for by Washington.
Up Close, Personal, and Bloody
How America’s Wars Came Home With the Troops
By Ann Jones
Since 2002, soldiers and veterans have been committing murder
individually and in groups, killing wives, girlfriends, children, fellow
soldiers, friends, acquaintances, complete strangers, and -- in
appalling numbers -- themselves.
Who Rules America Today?
By G. William Domhoff
"The Triumph of the Corporate Rich," reflects the success of the wealthy
few in defeating all of their rivals (e.g., organized labor, liberals,
environmentalists) over the course of the past 35 years.
LA Sheriff's Dept. On New
We Knew The Public Wouldn't Like It, So We Kept
It A Secret
By Tim Cushing
The system, known as wide-area surveillance, is something of a time
machine – the entire city is filmed and recorded in real time.
Iraq: 54 killed, 6 vehicles
destroyed in Fallujah: The Joint
Operations Command announced killing 54 terrorists affiliated to the
Islamic State of Iraq and Levant in Fallujah district.
36 killed in violent attacks across Iraq:
16 civilians were killed and 19 wounded during the past 24 hours by
airstrikes and artillery shelling on several neighborhoods in the
besieged city of Fallujah
Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10
soldiers: Militants launched a brazen
attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on
Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said.
47 killed as Syria rebels attack barracks in
Anti-government Syrian fighters have attacked a military barracks in
Aleppo, leaving at least 27 soldiers and 20 rebels dead.
Suspected rebel attack kills 21 in Syria's Aleppo:
At least 21 people, including two children, were killed and 80 others
wounded Thursday by suspected rebel shelling targeting a number of
districts in the country's northwestern province of Aleppo, APA reports
quoting the state news agency SANA.
Homs becomes ‘theater of death’ ... once again:
International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Thursday that a deal
between trapped fighters and civilians in Homs city and the Syrian
authorities had broken down, as government forces appeared close to
retaking the besieged opposition area.
Most of the reported deaths in Syria have
been committed by forces under Bashar al-Assad’s command:
More pro-regime forces than civilians have been killed during the Syrian
Some Syrian Revolutionaries Have Had Enough Of
War: "For me, at any price, I want
this thing stopped. I don't care if Assad stays in power, but I don't
want blood anymore."
Syria: As the bombs fall, the people of Damascus
rally round Bashar al-Assad: I would
judge not just that support for the regime is holding up, but that
President Assad could very well win a popular election, even if carried
out on a free and fair basis.
Jordanian air strike destroyed Al Qaeda raider
force heading for US military base:
Debka file says: Our intelligence sources report that their target was a
secret US-Jordanian training facility situated west of Ruwaished, where
Iraqi army troops are being instructed in advanced counter terror combat
Robert Fisk: Has Recep Tayyip Erdogan gone from
model Middle East 'strongman' to tin-pot dictator?:
Once a cuddly ally of Barack Obama, the Turkish Prime Minister has shown
himself to be increasingly authoritarian
Gulf foreign ministers meet to discuss rift:
Foreign ministers from Gulf states gathered in Riyadh on Thursday for an
extraordinary meeting aimed at putting an end to a disagreement between
Qatar and three other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), an
unnamed Gulf official told AFP.
Saudi Arabia: preparations for regime change:
Op-Ed: The visit of U.S. President
Barack Obama to Saudi Arabia, so widely touted in the West, has led to
very disastrous results.
Abbas willing to extend peace talks by nine
months: State Department says US
special envoy en route to Israel to continue work on extending talks as
Abbas hints to Israeli MKs he is willing to extend talks on condition
they focus on core issues.
Israeli spy minister warns Kerry over ‘surrender’
to Iran: Israel’s intelligence
minister slammed as unacceptable comments by US Secretary of State John
Kerry on negotiations with Iran over its nuclear programme which he said
indicated a “surrender” to Tehran.
Iran has cut higher-enriched uranium stock 'by
half': Iran has neutralised half of
its higher-enriched uranium stockpile, as per a deal agreed earlier this
year, the world's nuclear watchdog says.
12 killed in South Sudan when mob attacks UN base;
An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday
in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside.
Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that
killed at least 12 people, officials said.
Seven killed in Nigeria violence as kidnapped
schoolgirls still missing: Violence
erupted in the town of Wukari, when Christian Jukun gunmen attacked
their Muslim Hausa-Fulani neighbours in a reprisal attack following
fighting in a nearby village, state police spokesman Joseph Kwaji told
Taliban execute 4 abducted policemen in Wardak
province: The policemen were
reportedly abducted from Asadbad district of Maidan Wardak province on
Taliban negotiator under house arrest in UAE,
says Afghanistan: Agha Jan Mutassim,
a finance minister during Taliban rule from 1996 to 2001, has been
missing for over a week, according to the Afghan government,
disappearing after arranging a meeting in Dubai between Afghan and
Taliban officials in February.
Three killed in east Ukraine, Putin warns of
'abyss': "Separatists attacked" a
Ukrainian national guard base overnight and Kiev said three of them were
killed, the worst bloodshed yet in a 10-day pro-federalist uprising,
accompanied by tough words from Vladimir Putin that overshadowed crisis
Kiev: Military operation in Ukraine southeast to
go on despite Geneva agreement:
Despite calls for a peaceful dialogue in the document on Ukraine adopted
in Geneva, the coup-imposed Ukrainian Foreign Minister said it will not
affect the “anti-terrorist” operation in the East of the country and the
troops will remain there.
Ukraine disbands army unit after fiasco push into
east: Ukraine on Thursday disbanded
an army unit that lost six armoured vehicles to pro-Russian militants,
as Kiev's military reeled from a disastrous attempt to oust separatists
in its eastern regions.
Putin: Russia may invade Ukraine to protect
locals: Putin said. “I remind you
that the Federation Council of Russia [the upper house of Parliament]
empowered the president to use the armed forces in Ukraine.” Putin added
that he hoped he would not have to resort to that.
Obama warns of "consequences" for Russian actions
destabilizing Ukraine: President
Obama put Russian President Vladimir Putin on notice Wednesday evening,
warning that further actions to destabilize the interim Ukrainian
government will result in consequences from both the United States and
Four-party meeting approves document on
deescalation of tensions in Ukraine:
The Geneva statement adopted at a four-party meeting on Ukraine on
Thursday, April 17, calls for a national dialogue in Ukraine, Russian
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after the talks.
Putin admits Russian troops were in Crimea before
vote: Putin was asked in regard to
Crimea: “Who were those men in green uniforms?” They were Russian
troops, he answered, deployed to make sure residents of Ukraine’s
Crimean Peninsula were safe from assault by the government in Kiev
Putin: 'Nonsense - no Russian troops, special
services in east Ukraine': “This is
nonsense, there are no Russian troops in the east of Ukraine,” Vladimir
Putin said at an annual Q&A session, adding that the Kiev government
should talk to the local residents to tackle
Video: Snowden Challenges Putin on Mass
Surveillance on Call-In Show: Putin
said Russia regulates communications as part of criminal investigations,
but "on a massive scale, on an uncontrolled scale we certainly do not
allow this and I hope we will never allow it."
Putin reveals NATO chief secretly recorded their
talk, leaked it to media: “During his
time as Prime Minister he once requested an unscheduled meeting with me,
and we met and talked. As it turned out, he had a voice recorder on him,
and surreptitiously recorded our conversation, and leaked it to the
press,” - “How can you trust someone after an incident like that?” the
Russian president said.
Russia has a secret weapon against the West, and
it’s not oil, gas or nukes: As the
West threatens tougher sanctions against Russia for its perceived
provocations in eastern Ukraine, Russia may try to do equal damage with
trade restrictions of its own
Five revelations from the Senate’s landmark
report on CIA torture: What's already
public is a clear and systematic abuse of power and human rights.
9/11 families claim FBI spying on Guantánamo
legal team 'sabotage': Some victims'
relatives speculate that FBI trying to sabotage commissions in order to
bring 9/11 case back to federal court.
CBS News & the CIA:
CBS News has hired former acting director of the CIA, Mike Morell, as
their senior security correspondent. Morell has been a frequent guest on
CBS’ Face the Nation, where he has disseminated CIA propaganda and
misleading information, raising questions about CBS’ journalistic
Brazil troops guard strike-hit Bahia:
Brazil sends thousands of federal troops to maintain order in the
north-eastern state of Bahia after police there went on strike over pay.
Venezuela to widen protest 'truth commission':
Negotiators for the Venezuelan government and the opposition have agreed
to broaden membership in a truth commission that is to investigate who
is to blame for 41 deaths tied to weeks of political unrest.
Interview with Ex-CIA Collaborator:
“The CIA’s Plans in Venezuela Are Far Advanced”
World's Highest Minimum Wage on Ballot in
Switzerland: The Swiss will vote in a
national referendum May 18 on whether to create a minimum wage of 22
francs ($25) per hour, or 4,000 francs a month. 90 percent of workers in
Switzerland already earn more than that.
Why One Man Traveled Almost 3,000 Miles To Take
On The Federal Government At A Ranch In Nevada:
the showdown between the rancher and the federal government is still
attracting armed conservative activists from around the country to a
dusty stretch of land about 80 miles east of the Vegas Strip.
War on the West: Why More Bundy Standoffs Are
Coming: Op-Ed: The federal
government’s over-the-top police action against the Bundy family ranch
is an ominous portent of more to come, as rogue agencies and their
corporate/NGO partners attempt to “cleanse” the West of ranchers,
farmers, miners, loggers, and other determined property owners.
Video Shows Cops Lied On the Stand in Marijuana
Case: Authorities are clearly
concerned about a case which fell apart, when the officers were
confronted with a video which contradicted their sworn testimony.
Even The US Government Will Abandon the U.S.
Dollar: Off in their own lala land,
the average American will be focused on sports, celebrities, and so on
and so forth, while their livelihoods are sacrificed in the name of the
New study finds US is ruled by oligarchic elite:“Study
finds that US is an oligarchy.” Or, as the Washington Post summed up:
“Rich people rule!” The paper, according to the review in the Post,
“should reshape how we think about American democracy.”
Hollywood-style surveillance technology inches
closer to reality: The system, known
as wide-area surveillance, is something of a time machine – the entire
city is filmed and recorded in real time. Imagine Google Earth with a
rewind button and the ability to play back the movement of cars and
people as they scurry about the city.
Home price slowdown leaves millions underwater:
As of the first quarter of this year, some 9.1 million homes (or 17
percent of homes with mortgages) were "seriously" underwater, owing at
least 25 percent more than property's estimated market value.
Offshore Tax Havens Cost Average Taxpayer $1,259
a Year: A new U.S. PIRG report
released today revealed that the average American taxpayer in 2013 would
have to shoulder an extra $1,259 in state and federal taxes to make up
for the revenue lost due to the use of offshore tax havens by
corporations and wealthy individuals.
April 16, 2014
I'm Confused, Can Anyone Help Me?
By Neil Clark
Why was the occupation of government buildings in Ukraine a very good
thing in January, but it is a very bad thing in April?
The Mass Marketing Campaign For World War III
By Paul Joseph Watson
The establishment has begun a new mass marketing campaign for World War
III, equating Vladimir Putin with Adolf Hitler.
Congress Investigates “Slush Fund”
USAID Used To Get Lawmakers To Pass Reforms
By Jonathan Turley
It appears that in the handshake shown on the USAID seal, there is often
a sawbuck or two in the palm.
Friedman Prepares American Jews for a Divorce
from Zealot Israel
By Philip Weiss
Here are two pieces in the mainstream press that reflect the paradigm
shift that is upon us with the smashup of the Kerry effort.
BBC In The Service Of Israeli Propaganda
By Amena Saleem
“There is no mandate to report every killing.”
Ron Paul Warns that Bundy Ranch Standoff isn’t
Over Just Yet
By Russia Today
“They may come back with a lot more force like they did at Waco with the
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As -
36 killed, 53 wounded in Iraq attacks:
Thirty-six people were killed and 53 others wounded in separate attacks
across Iraq on Wednesday, police and medical sources said.
Dick Cheney, Rand Paul, and the Possibility of
Malign Leaders: Op-Ed: The Kentucky
senator twice suggested that Halliburton's relationship with Dick Cheney
influenced Iraq policy. Is that so crazy?
Three Hamas members killed in Gaza blasts:
Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesperson for Gaza's Health Ministry, said a blast
at a training site for a Palestinian resistance group killed three
people and wounded five. But witnesses said the explosions occurred in a
house, not at a training site.
Israel's new land grab is clearly illegal:
The Defense Minister’s green light to appropriate land in the West Bank
places him in the extreme right and shatters Israelis’ hopes for
resolving the conflict with the Palestinians.
On Tragedy & Resistance: Video
- Israel's Apartheid System in al Khalil / Hebron
Amnesty International calls on Israel to let
Vanunu go: Nuclear whistle-blower who
was released from prison in 2004 should be allowed to leave Israel and
speak to anyone he wants, rights group says.
Islamist rebel head killed in Syria, watchdog
says: Nusra Front chief Abu Mohammed
al-Ansari and his family slaughtered by al-Qaeda breakaway faction
As Syrian army steps up Homs offensive, rebels
look for exit or prepare for final fight:
As the Syrian army steps up its bombardment on the last rebel-held areas
of Homs, those holed up inside say they fear the city, once dubbed the
capital of the revolution, is close to slipping completely from their
Leak reveals US plans for Syria no-fly-zone:
On a secret tape, top Turkish officials are heard discussing revived US
designs for a no-fly-zone over Syria. The United States has drawn up
plans for enforcing a no-fly-zone over Syria and shared them with allied
governments, in a move that parallels the stages of NATO intervention
that ended with the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi
Supply of modern arms to Syrian militants
destabilizes situation: The US
administration has authorized the transfer of anti-tank systems to
Syrian opposition groups, this runs counter to its statements of
commitment to a political settlement in Syria, the Russian Foreign
Foreign backers look to reverse months of
military defeats : The removal of
Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the
architect of Riyadh’s efforts to overthrow the Syrian government over
the last three years, shows frustration within Saudi Arabia – one of the
biggest backers of the rebels – at the failure of his policies.
A show of support for Assad in Damascus : Video
- April 16 - Hundreds rally in the Syrian capital ahead of the country's
Independence Day to show solidarity with embattled President Bashar
al-Assad. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
One Syrian killed by Turkish security forces at
border: One Syrian killed late
Tuesday in clashes between Turkish security forces and a group from
Syria trying to illegally enter into Turkey, Turkish Armed Forces (TSK)
said Wednesday in a written statement.
New Zealand, Australian Men Killed in Yemen Drone
Strike: The newspaper said Wednesday
the men were killed Nov. 19 during a Predator drone strike on militants
traveling in a convoy of cars in Yemen's eastern region of Hadramout.
How American Drone Strikes Are Devastating Yemen:
On the ground in a country where unmanned missile attacks are a
terrifyingly regular occurrence
In rare public meeting, Al-Qaida vows to attack
America: The 15-minute video, dated
March 2014 and posted on a website used by Islamists, shows masked men
in Yemen waving Al-Qaida's black flag and celebrating the arrival of a
22 reported killed in Central African Republic:
At least 22 people, mainly civilians, were killed in clashes between
mainly Muslim rebels and Christian militia in the Central African
Republic earlier this week, the local Red Cross said on Wednesday.
Taliban Say They Killed 7 Afghan Policemen:
A group of Afghan policemen were kidnapped on Wednesday while traveling
in civilian clothes, and the Taliban later claimed they had killed seven
6 militants killed in Nangarhar:
At least six militants and four policemen were wounded during a forces’
counterstrike battle in eastern province of Nangarhar, an official said
NATO air strike in S. Afghanistan kills 2
children: At least two children and a
woman were killed when a NATO helicopter mistakenly bombed a house in
the Nader Shah Kot district of southeastern Khost province of
Afghanistan, said officials on Tuesday.
Fighter jet shot down near Ukraine’s city of
Kramatorsk, witnesses say: Four
fighter planes, presumably Sukhoi-27 were hovering over Kramatorsk. At a
certain point they opened fire at the local airdrome. Who commanded the
planes and who downed the fighter remains unclear.
Building of Donetsk town hall seized by activists
of Kharkiv-based organization:
Reports said about twenty people armed with rifles, automatic rifles and
bats occupied all the floors of the building. They were wearing armbands
with the word Oplot written on them.
Six Ukrainian Army Vehicles Join Pro-Federalist
Protesters: - The personnel of six
armored transport vehicles sent to the eastern Ukrainian city of
Kramatorsk have switched sides and have joined the pro-federalist
activists, witnesses told RIA Novosti on Wednesday..
Ukraine says pro-Federalist seize six of its
troop carriers: "A column was blocked
by a crowd of local people in Kramatorsk with members of a Russian
diversionary-terrorist group among them," the statement said. "As a
result of the blocking, extremists seized the equipment."
'Anti-Maidan' in Odessa announces creation of its
own People's Republic: The "Anti-Maidan"
in Odessa has announced the region the People's Republic of Odessa and
urged residents to block traffic in the city. "From today, the Odessa
region becomes the People's Republic of Odessa, where the power belongs
to the people living in its territory," a statement on the official
website of the "Anti-Maidan" reads.
EU spy chief rules out Russian military presence
in Ukraine: There is no large Russian
military presence in East Ukraine, head of EU intelligence, Commodore
Georgij Alafuzoff, has said. The spy chief has dismissed multiple
accusations from the West alleging Russian involvement in the unrest in
NATO increasing troop strength on eastern border:
“We will have more planes in the air, mores ships on the water and more
readiness on the land,” Fogh Rasmussen told reporters in Brussels,
declining to give exact troop figures.
Deployment of Canadian Troops Into Eastern Europe
Part of Harper Government Plans To "Counter Russia?":
The possible deployment of Canadian military forces into Eastern Europe
will be top of mind Wednesday when senior NATO officials present
alliance members with options for dealing with the crisis in Ukraine.
NATO's Pet Nazis Savage Ukrainian Presidential
Candidate: Video - Ukrainian
presidential candidate Oleg Tsarev was savagely beaten outside a TV
studio after an interview for the Ukrainian talk show, 'Svoboda Slova.
Russian Central Bank to Create National Payment
System From Scratch: Since MasterCard
and Visa abruptly stopped processing the payments of three Russian banks
last month, the country has been wringing its hands over the dependence
of its financial system on U.S. forbearance.
The Dangers of Soft Power:
For the Pentagon, it’s part of psychological operations, or “psy-ops,”
but for the State Department and USAID it’s part of their “information
operations," all of which is intended to influence local populations.
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain:
Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to
Armed guards surround Bundy, supporters fear
imminent threat: - Local rancher
Cliven Bundy may have his cattle back, but his supporters say they are
still preparing for an imminent threat.
Is a rebellion brewing in Nevada?:
A group of gun-wielding protestors squares off against a government it
feels holds no authority. Is it Ukraine? Or Syria? No, Nevada.
New York police disband unit that spied on
Muslims: In a statement, Mayor Bill
de Blasio, a Democrat, called the move "a critical step forward in
easing tensions between the police and the communities they serve, so
that our cops and our citizens can help one another go after the real
Alleged Hillary Clinton shoe thrower detained:
A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed
until she is returned to Las Vegas to face federal charges alleging she
threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech.
Abby Martin's Personal Tribute to
Investigative Journalist Michael C. Ruppert : Video
- Abby Martin gives a heartfelt tribute to investigative journalist and
former LAPD detective, Michael C. Ruppert, highlighting his career from
exposing CIA drug trafficking to his groundbreaking research on 'Peak
Energy' and remember his sincere devotion to truth and justice.
Student Loan Borrowers' Costs To Jump As
Education Department Reaps Huge Profit:
The U.S. Department of Education is forecast to generate $127 billion in
profit over the next decade from lending to college students and their
families, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Ron Paul’s nonprofit refuses to disclose list of
donors to the IRS: Last week, Paul
signed his name to an email sent to supporters acknowledging that the
IRS has billed his nonprofit, Campaign for Liberty, for failing to hand
over the names of donors when the group filed its taxes for the year
April 15, 2014
Washington Drives The World To War
By Paul Craig Roberts
Money is more important to European politicians than humanity’s
The Obama Game
Is Putin Being Lured Into a Trap?
By Mike Whitney
Washington couldn’t beat Putin in a fair fight, so now they’ve taken off
Former Kremlin Advisor Gives Russia's View of the
Crisis in Ukraine
Obviously if there is bloodshed in the east, I think that president
Putin will be forced to take some sort of measures. I think that what
people don't understand in the West is that there are strong feelings
running in Russia.
Obama Urges Ukraine's Military To Not Get
By Moon Of Alabama
He said the above two month ago while U.S. financed brutes from Maidan
occupied government buildings.
Hurtling into Darkness
America's Great Leap Towards Global Tyranny.
By John Chuckman
When you have lied to and manipulated a people for a very long time, how
can a growing contempt for them be avoided?
The End of the Great American Fantasy
By Paul Rosenberg
What America does overseas is always good and right. We do not speak
Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Lawless Libya
By Nick Turse
Is the U.S. secretly training Libyan militiamen in the Canary Islands?
UK Moves to Block US Senate Report to Protect
Blair, Straw and Dearlove
By Craig Murry
The unabashed collusion of two torturing security states and blocking
criminal prosecution of the guilty is a sign of how low public ethics
9/11 Truther Mike Ruppert Kills Himself
By Travis Gettys
The 63-year-old Ruppert had previously worked as a Los Angeles police
officer, and he gained notoriety in 1995 for an encounter with then-CIA
Director John Deutch during a town hall meeting.
Why Corporate Criminals Don't Pay
By Matt Taibbi
This is a case that has everything. everything except an arrest.
Happy Tax Day
The Facts About Taxes
Video - Stefan Molyneux
Stop believing these people -
Everything coming out of your television set is Bull*hit.
'Homeless Jesus' Sculpture Sparks Controversy
By TONY BURBECK
Cindy Castano Swannack called police the first time she drove by it.
The Real You
Are You A Poor Little Me?
Video - Alan Watts
When you're ready to wake up, you're going to wake up, and if you're not
ready you're going to stay pretending that you're just a 'poor little
Nigeria: Boko Haram: 16 killed, 136 Girls
abducted: Gunmen attack Chibok, Burnt
down Girls School, LG Secretariat, houses in Borno
Tony Blair praises Egypt coup as military leader
aims for presidency:
Tony Blair has thrown his weight firmly behind Egypt's new military
leadership and urged the international community to do the same, after
meetings with the country's interim rulers.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood faces election ban:
Court orders authorities to reject group's candidates seeking to take
part in presidential and legislative polls.
Jordanian envoy kidnapped in lawless Libya:
The Jordanian ambassador to Libya has been kidnapped in the capital
Tripoli, in an attack that left his driver wounded, officials say.
11 killed in separate violent attacks across Iraq:
Eleven people were killed and 31 others wounded in separate violent
attacks across Iraq on Tuesday, while the Iraqi Justice Ministry closed
Abu Ghraib prison in the west of the capital Baghdad over security
Syria: Mortar fire on Damascus schools kills
child: Mortar rounds fired on schools
in the Syrian capital on Tuesday killed a child and wounded more than 40
people, among them more children, state media said.
Rebel videos show first U.S.-made rockets in
Syria: Online videos show Syrian
rebels using what appear to be U.S. anti-tank rockets, weapons experts
say, the first significant American-built armaments in the country's
Canada plans to invade Syria: Revealed:
The pro-Israeli government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is
making diplomatic and military preparations for military intervention in
Syria, leaked documents show.
Qaeda gunmen kill Yemen vice-governor:
Suspected Al Qaeda gunmen on Tuesday shot dead a vice-governor and an
intelligence officer in the Yemeni province of Baida, a stronghold of
the global jihadist network, officials said.
Saudi replaces veteran intel chief Prince Bandar:
In a royal decree, the powerful official was replaced "at his own
request" by his deputy, Yousef al-Idrissi, said Al-Ekhbariya, a
government-run satellite channel.
Iran complains to UN over US ban on envoy
Aboutalebi: Iran's deputy envoy at
the UN in New York, Hossein Dehghani, wrote that the US had violated its
legal obligations and set a dangerous precedent.
7 Taliban killed, 6 others held in operations:
The Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the operations
were conducted by the Afghan National Police (ANP), in collaboration
with the Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate of Security
US kills 3 people in Khost:
President Hamid Karzai strongly denounced the US troops’ airstrike that
killed three of a family in eastern Khost province, said a press
statement issued by the president’s media office here on Tuesday.
Afghan minister kidnapped in Kabul:
Gunmen run Ahmad Shah Wahid's car off the road before dragging him into
vehicle and driving off
Military storm airfield, town in eastern Ukraine,
wounded reported: Protesters say:
Ukrainian troops are storming an airfield in the eastern city of
Kramatorsk, said anti-Maidan activists as cited by RIA Novosti. At the
same time, the eastern city of Slavyansk is being raided by Ukrainian
troops, the head of the Donbass people’s militia, Sergey Tsyplakov, told
U.S. military on high alert as Ukraine troops
trade gunfire with pro-Russian militants:
A journalist with Associated Press reported intense gunfire at an
airport in eastern Ukraine after the government sent in army troops to
retake control from militiamen loyal to Russian President Vladimir