By Paul Craig Roberts
By taking this humane and rational approach, Putin has established
himself as the true leader of the world.
Vlad the Bad Steals A March On The West
By Eric Margolis
Kerry should cut the hypocrisy and get to work on a diplomatic
settlement. Two major nuclear-armed powers cannot – must not – be
allowed to confront one another.
'West Lie Machine, Incompetent and Bankrupt'
By Finian Cunningham
The Pentagon has now taken to "reading the body language" of Russian
President Vladimir Putin for guidance.
Obama’s Advancing Empire: Putsch, Pillage and
By James Petras
Advancing empire in these circumstances is a dangerous game: it risks a
larger nuclear war to overcome adversity and retreat.
Welcome to Satan’s Ball
By Chris Hedges
The Western political and financial elites, Putin knows, will not touch
him. He and they are in the same decadent oligarchic class. They hold
the same values.
The Face Of Falsehood
By William A. Cook
Zionism is a contagion that has infected the Jewish people in the last
Everything You Need to Know About What's
Happening in Venezuela
6 Minute Video
Venezuelan Community Pie del Tiro Confronts Protestors, Barricades.
The CIA has Brought Darkness to America by
Fighting in the Shadows
By Gary Younge
After 9/11 the agency was given free rein to break the rules but when
allowed to play dirty abroad, it's difficult to stop at home.
Edward Snowden, Julian Assange and ACLU at SXSW
Edward Snowden and Julian Assange speak about privacy and technology
with the ACLU's Ben Wizner and Christopher Soghoian at SXSW Interactive.
Four Frightening Ways We're Reverting to the Dark
Days of Our Past
By Paul Buchheit
We may have once believed that the darkest days were behind us, but
greed and good sense are forever in competition.
No Jobs, No Economy, No Prospects For Peace Or
By Paul Craig Roberts
The American sheeple who belong in the streets more than the people in
any other country are content to suck their thumbs while “their”
government destroys not merely their economic future but also the
prospect for life for themselves and their progeny.
Iraq suicide bombing death toll rises to 50
people: A suicide bombing at a
crowded checkpoint south of the Iraqi capital killed 50 people and
wounded more than 150, police and a doctor said Monday, raising the toll
from the day before.
Saudi slams 'irresponsible' terror accusations by
Iraq PM: Saudi Arabia slammed as
"aggressive and irresponsible" on Monday accusations by Iraqi Prime
Minister Nuri al-Maliki that the kingdom was supporting global
Ordeal ends for Syria nuns, part of prisoners
deal: Syrian militants released
Monday a group of Greek Orthodox nuns in exchange for dozens of women
held in government prisons - a rare deal between Damascus and
al-Qaida-linked rebels that was mediated by Qatari and Lebanese
Canada falling behind on promise to Syria's
refugees: Last summer, Canada
committed to taking in 1,300 Syrians by the end of 2014. So far, though,
Immigration Minister Chris Alexander estimated no more than 10 have
arrived in Canada from refugee camps in the Middle East.
Palestinian-Jordanian man killed at crossing by
Israeli occupation forces: A
Palestinian-Jordanian man has been killed by Israeli soldiers as he
crossed from Jordan into the West Bank.
Netanyahu: "Peace" talks require at least another
year: Prime minister shrugs off
biting criticism from Obama, says peace possible if ‘security, national
needs’ are met
Arab League, Abbas reject recognizing Israel as
'Jewish state': Arab League chief
urges Arab countries to stand firm against Israeli demand for
Palestinian recognition of Israel as Jewish, claiming the request is an
attempt to foil peace talks.
Netanyahu: I won’t forcibly evacuate illegal
Prime minister, for the first time, rules out any West Bank repeat of
the 2005 enforced removal of Gaza settlers
Fact or fiction ?
Israel: 40 160-km-range rockets aboard 'Iran arms
ship': The Israeli military said on
Sunday it had found 40 rockets with a range of 160 kilometers aboard a
ship allegedly transporting arms from Iran to the Gaza Strip.
Netanyahu blasts ‘hypocrisy’ of the West on
Iranian arms cache:
In Eilat, PM accuses world powers of fixating on the illusion of a
changed Tehran, even in the face of ‘murderous’ ship cargo
9 Afghan soldiers killed in
separate roadside explosions: 9
Afghan army soldiers killed in separate explosionsAt least nine Afghan
national army (ANA) soldiers were killed following separate explosions
in various provinces of Afghanistan
Afghanistan: 5 armed Taliban killed in separate
incidents: The 24-hour operation had
been launched in Herat, Badghis and Helmand province, where four
militants were also arrested, said the ministry of interior in a
statement on its website.
Taliban vows to disrupt Afghan elections: Report:
The Taliban has urged its fighters to target polling staff, voters and
security forces in Afghanistan's April 5 elections. Monday's statement
is the Taliban's first formal threat of violence over the upcoming vote.
Hunger kills scores of children in Pakistan:
At least 62 children dead in desert
district of Tharparkar, prompting top judge to call the situation a
UN report calls for independent investigations of
drone attacks: Special rapporteur on
human rights says states have obligation to launch inquiries into
attacks that kill civilians
Scores of African migrants drown off Yemen:
Boat smuggling scores of migrants overturns off southern Yemen coast,
leaving at least 42 drowned.
Videos from Egypt prisons paint bleak picture:
Leaked testimonies describe arbitrary arrests, forced confessions,
torture and filthy conditions in overcrowded cells.
Libya halts tanker loaded with rebel oil:
Libyan authorities stopped a North Korean-flagged tanker as it left a
rebel-held port on Monday with an “illegal” shipment of crude, a
military source said.
Libya threatens to bomb N.Korea oil ship trading
with rebels: Libya threatened to bomb
a North Korean-flagged tanker if it tried to ship oil from a
rebel-controlled port, in a major escalation of a standoff over the
country’s petroleum wealth.
Air Force refuses to bomb oil tanker:
Members of the Libyan Air Force have apparently refused to obey orders
to bomb an oil tanker that has been loading oil illegally from the Es-Sider
oil export terminal.
Libya Sends Navy to Block North Korea-flagged Oil
Tanker: Libyan navy and
pro-government militias have dispatched boats to a port held by a rival
militia to stop a North Korean flagged tanker from exporting oil sold
without government permission.
Libya Army ordered to ‘liberate’ ports held by
rebels: Libya’s Parliament has
ordered a special force be sent within one week to “liberate” all
rebel-held ports in the volatile east, officials said on Monday, raising
the stakes over a blockage that has cut off vital oil revenues.
Russian troops detain 30 Ukrainian border guards
after capturing eleventh post: The
Chernomorskoye base on the western edge of the Back Sea peninsula was
taken over without bloodshed at around 4am GMT, a border guard spokesman
Moscow denounces gun attack on pro-Russian
activists in Eastern Ukraine: The
attackers fired several shots in the scuffle, wounding one of the
pro-Russian activists in the back. The injury was not life-threatening.
'I'll hang you by the balls and have you f***ed'
– Ukrainian presidential hopeful abducts pro-Russian MP:
A Ukrainian presidential hopeful and his supporters have abducted a
regional MP over his opposition to the coup-imposed government in Kiev.
A video of the action shows the MP being roughed up by a group of men
US Private Military Contractors in Ukraine?:
Reports suggest their presence in Eastern Ukraine. Perhaps Washington
deployed Academi (formerly Xe Services/Blackwater USA) forces.
Ukraine Lieutenant Colonel In Charge Of Crimea
Unit Defects To Russia, Takes Soldiers With Him:
Lt. Colonel Sadovnyk is the officer reported as 'kidnapped' yesterday in
Bakhchisarai. It would appear Crimea is annexing itself as this comes
just one week after the head of Ukraine's Navy defected.
EU responsible for Crimea situation: Ex-German
chancellor : Former German Chancellor
Gerhard Schroeder says the European Union (EU) is responsible for the
situation in Ukraine's Crimea as its policy toward the Eastern European
country was erroneous in the first place.
Russian FM Lavrov on Ukraine: "This crisis was
not created by us": "We are ready to
continue dialogue on the understanding that this dialogue should be
honest and partner-like, without attempts to portray us as one of the
sides in the conflict."
Kerry rejects Russian invite:
UN calls on all parties to refrain from provocative and inflammatory
rhetoric; Crimea invites observers to referendum.
Russian takeover of Crimea 'is not a done deal,'
U.S. official says: “If there is a
referendum and it votes to move Crimea out of Ukraine and to Russia, we
won’t recognize it and most of the world won’t either,” deputy national
security advisor Tony Blinken said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
US deploys fighter jets in Poland and Lithuania amid Ukrainian
turmoil: The US is sending a dozen
F-16 fighter jets and nearly 300 service personnel to Poland by Thursday
as part of a training exercise in response to the crisis in neighboring
Ukraine, the Polish defense ministry confirmed.
Russia ‘Welcomes’ the US Destroyer Truxtun, by
Moving Bastion Anti-Ship Missiles to Crimea:
Unconfirmed news reports claim the Russian Navy is deploying land-based
‘Bastion’ anti-ship missile systems as a response to the recent U.S.
move entering two naval vessels to the Black Sea.
Obama to meet with Ukraine prime minister at the
White House on Wednesday: Deputy
National Security Adviser Tony Blinken said Sunday the president would
consult with Yatsenyuk and that the meeting demonstrated U.S. support
Ukraine regime unveils tough austerity plan:
The Ukrainian regime has unveiled a list of tough austerity measures
aimed at "stabilizing the economic situation in the country and
promoting more efficient state budget spending." A new decree to this
effect has been published on the Cabinet's website.
Crimean leaders blame Kiev for selling Ukraine
off for IMF loans: Crimea's deputy
prime minister, Olga Kovitidi, described as predatory the terms of an
agreement Kiev is ready to accept from the International Monetary Fund.
Telling it, like it is:
Dennis Kucinich about US
involvement in Ukraine - Video - What
I'd do is not have USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy
working with U.S. taxpayers' money to knock off an elected government in
Ukraine, which is what they did. I wouldn't try to force the people of
Ukraine into a deal with NATO against their interest or into a deal with
the European Union,
In case you missed it:
Anonymous Ukraine releases Klitschko e-mails
showing treason: The e-mails show
that Klitschko was intentionally planning to destabilize the country, is
being instructed and funded from abroad and has his accounts in Germany.
Europe faces 'shooting conflict' if Russia enters
east Ukraine, says Hague: Europe
would face the "great danger of a real shooting conflict" if Russian
forces moved beyond Crimea to enter the main part of eastern Ukraine,
William Hague has said as he accused Vladimir Putin of a major
Japan will not impose sanctions against Russia,
Foreign Minister Kishida says: Japan
has no plans to impose sanctions against Russia because of the situation
in Ukraine, Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said.
Japan scrambles military jets "to counter"
Chinese planes: One Y-8 information
gathering plane and two H-6 bombers flew over the East China Sea,
travelling in international airspace between southern Japanese islands
and went to the Pacific Ocean before returning towards China on the same
route Sunday morning, according to a spokesman at the Joint Staff of the
Ministry of Defence.
'Sniper' attack in Venezuela protest leaves 2
dead: "We have learned that a
motorcycle driver was killed by a sniper," said Diosdado Cabello in an
unrelated press conference at the National Assembly. "And a member of
the National Guard was also killed in the same place by a sniper."
Protests and talks widen rifts in Venezuela
opposition: As violent protests in
Venezuela alienate moderates in the opposition and show no signs of
toppling President Nicolas Maduro, the socialist leader's call for talks
is deepening divisions between his rivals.
U.N. warns food security a risk to Asia-Pacific:
The world must increase its food production by 60 percent by mid-century
or risk serious food shortages that could bring social unrest and civil
wars, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday.
President Obama: Grant Edward
Snowden Immunity Now: Sign the
petition now and let President Obama know that the American people stand
with Snowden. If tens of thousands of us join together to deliver our
message as one, we have a real chance of bringing him home.
CIA caught spying on US Senate:
Over the past several days, it has emerged that the Central Intelligence
Agency (CIA) has been illegally spying on the US Senate Intelligence
Committee—the very legislative body that is charged with overseeing and
regulating the agency—in flagrant violation of legality and the
constitutional separation of powers.
Behind Clash Between C.I.A. and Congress, a
Secret Report on Interrogations: It
was early December when the Central Intelligence Agency began to suspect
it had suffered what it regarded as an embarrassing computer breach.
FISA court rejects Justice Dept request to retain
data: The federal surveillance court
that has approved all but a fraction of the NSA's intelligence requests
nonetheless rejected a petition by the government to retain phone
records for longer than five years, as is currently allowed.
In a world gone crazy:
Elderly Woman With Dementia Jailed For Feeding
Crows: Attorney: Mary Musselman was
arrested on Monday for allegedly leaving bread outside her home in
central Florida to feed the birds.
March 08, 2014
The Ukrainian Pendulum
By Israel Shamir
American and Russian troops entered Ukrainian territory, both under
Look, No Teleprompter
Vladimir Putin Talks To Reporters About Ukraine
By Vladimir Putin
I ask myself, what was the purpose of all this? I want to understand why
this was done.
United States Strives For World Domination
By William Blum
The United States, NATO and the European Union form The Holy
American Unlimited Imperialism: Now Ukraine
By Francis Boyle
It is the Unlimited Imperialists along the lines of Alexander, Rome,
Napoleon and Hitler who are now in charge of conducting American foreign
Grand Puppetmaster Brzezinski
Directing War Strategies from the Shadows
By Mike Whitney
This isn’t politics; it’s hysterics. It’s incendiary, jingoistic
mumbo-jumbo intended to rouse the public and fan the flames of
Fascists/neo-nazis Will Never Allow Real
Elections In Ukraine
By Pepe Escobar
Prime Minister Arseniy "Yats" Yatsenyuk - an Ukrainian Jewish banker
playing the role of Western puppet - insists Crimea must remain part of
U.S. Media Non-Coverage of the Urmas Paet –
Catherine Ashton Sniper Revelation
By David Peterson
A stunning example of suppression of an important revelation,
plain and simple.
Venezuela, the United States, and Obama
By Paul Street
If Obama assisted right wing coups to preserve oligarchic and military
rule in the relatively small and economically insignificant nations of
Honduras and Paraguay, it’s not much of a reach to imagine he would like
to see regime change in socialist Venezuela.
I Have Risked My Life, To Tell You The Truth
By Edward Snowden
Mass surveillance violates our rights, risks our safety, and threatens
our way of life.
Julian Assange "We Are Headed Towards A
Transnational Dystopian Total Surveillance Society"
"Who Really Calls The Shots"
Security For Whom?
Government Security is a Public in the Dark
By Noam Chomsky
President Obama’s drone-driven global assassination program, by far the
world’s greatest terrorist campaign, is also a terror-generating
Counter Intelligence : The Deep State
"Counter-Intelligence" shines sunlight into the darkest crevices of
empire run amok. The film vividly exposes a monstrous and
unconstitutional "deep state" in which multiple competing chains of
command -- all but one illegal -- hijack government capabilities and
taxpayer funds to commit crimes against humanity in our name.
Decades Later, No Justice for Kent State Killings
By Laurel Krause
On May 4, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard fired between 61 and
67 shots into a crowd of unarmed anti-war protestors at Kent State
University in Ohio, killing four students and wounding nine others.
28 killed in violent attacks
across Iraq: A total of 28 people
were killed and 38 others wounded in separate violent attacks, mainly
targeting security forces, across Iraq on Saturday, police said.
PM Maliki says Saudi Arabia and
Qatar 'destabilise' Iraq: In an
interview with French television channel France24, Mr Maliki said the
two countries had effectively declared war on Iraq.
US special forces train Iraqis in Jordan:
The United States recently sent a small number of special forces
soldiers to Jordan to train with counterparts from Iraq and Jordan, a
new step in the Obama administration’s effort to help Baghdad stamp out
a resurgent Al Qaida threat, a US defence official said on Friday.
24 people killed in Yemen violence:
At least 24 people were killed in two days of clashes between tribesmen
and Shiite Houthi militants in the northern Yemeni province of al-Jawf,
eyewitnesses said Saturday.
Syria activists say 17 rebels killed in clashes:
At least 17 fighters die in fighting, monitoring group says, as
government also launches airstrikes.
Six killed in Syria air raid: Activists say:
: Syrian helicopter gunships killed at least six people yesterday when
they dropped barrel bombs on the strategic rebel stronghold of Yabrud,
close to the Lebanese border, a monitor said.
Syrian warplanes pound key rebel area:
Syrian warplanes pounded an area near the rebel-held town of Yabroud
near the Lebanese border Friday, a day after at least 17 jihadists were
killed in fighting there, activists said.
Syrian Forces Wrest Border Town From Rebels:
Syrian government forces seized a town from rebels near the Lebanese
border on Saturday, their latest attempt to cut off opposition fighters'
fluid supply lines, state media and activists said.
Fistfight Breaks out in FSA Meeting, Jarba
Punched Thrice: Head of the Syrian
opposition bloc Ahmad al-Jarba was punched thrice as leaders of the
so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA) scuffled during a meeting in Istanbul,
according to a spokesman of the army's chief of staff.
Saudi Arabia orders foreign fighters home:
Saudi Arabia on Friday listed the Muslim Brotherhood and two Syrian
jihadist groups as terrorist organisations, and ordered citizens
fighting abroad to return within 15 days or face imprisonment.
Saudi: Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group:
Saudi Arabia on Friday blacklisted the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist
organization, along with three other Middle East-based militant groups,
Al Arabiya News Channel reported, citing a royal decree.
Turkey PM 'ready to quit' if party loses local
polls: Turkish Prime Minister Recep
Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday he was ready to step down if his ruling
party, in power since 2002, loses key local elections later this month.
Abbas rejects Israeli Jewish state:
Abbas has noted that the Palestine Liberation Organization recognized
the state of Israel in 1993 and said this is sufficient.
US House passes bill to expand military ties with
Israel: The US House of
Representatives has passed a bill which names Israel a “major strategic
partner” of the US and seeks to expand Washington’s military ties with
EU's Ashton in Iran amid nuclear talks thaw:
media: Her visit comes amid a recent
thaw in Iran's strained relations with the West following last year's
election of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and over its
controversial nuclear programme.
Rouhani accepts invitation to visit Saudi Arabia:
Saudi Arabia has officially invited Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to
visit the kingdom, diplomatic and political sources in Beirut said
Friday, a development that is likely to help defuse sectarian tensions
in the region.
26 Taliban "militants" killed or injured in
Afghan military operations: At least
26 Taliban militants were killed or injured following military
operations by Afghan national security forces in various provinces of
Six Afghan troops killed while defusing IED in
Laghman: At least six service members
of the Afghan national army and Afghan police were killed following an
explosion in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan.
Three people killed in Cairo clashes, 48 wounded
across Egypt: Three protesters were
killed and dozens wounded as Muslim Brotherhood supporters and police
clashed across Egypt on Friday, the health ministry and security sources
Egypt approves laws for presidential election:
Legislation paves the way for an official announcement on date and
terms, with military chief Sisi expected to run.
Nigeria: One killed as Chime escapes
assassination: One person was shot
dead as Enugu State governor, Sullivan Chime, escaped a suspected
assassination plot by armed men, who invaded Enugu Government House in
the early hours of Saturday.
Libyan rebels start oil exports, bypassing govt:
Armed protesters controlling ports in eastern Libya said on Saturday
they had started exporting oil, bypassing the Tripoli government in a
major escalation of their blockade to demand a greater share of the
nation's petroleum wealth.
Libya threatens to bomb ‘illegal’ North
Korea-flagged tanker: Libya
threatened Saturday to bomb a North Norean-flagged tanker, which is
suspected of trying to load an illegal cargo at the Al-Sidra oil
terminal, if the vessel does not leave port.
Nicolas Sarkozy's Phone Tapped by French Judges
over Gaddafi Cash Scandal: A judge
investigating allegations that Nicolas Sarkozy took donations from the
late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi ordered the former French
president's phone to be tapped, it has been revealed.
Snowden Says 'Many Other' Spy Programs Remain
Secret, For Now: Whistle-blower says
U.S. missed Boston Marathon, 'underwear bomb' plots because NSA was
'tied up monitoring online games.'
Kremlin Signals It Is Prepared to
Annex Crimea: Leaders of both houses
of Russia’s Parliament said that they would support a vote by Crimeans
to break away from Ukraine and become a region of the Russian
Federation, ignoring sanction threats and warnings, from the United
States and other countries
Russia rallies support for Crimea breakaway:
Russia has rallied support for a Crimean bid to secede from Ukraine,
with a leader of Russia's parliament assuring her Crimean counterpart
that the region would be welcomed as "an absolutely equal subject of the
Ukraine crisis 'created artificially' - Russia's
Lavrov: Russian Foreign Minister
Sergei Lavrov has said the crisis in Ukraine was "created artificially
for purely geopolitical reasons". He confirmed Russia had contacts with
Ukraine's interim government but said Kiev was beholden to the radical
U.S. Hopes Boom in Natural Gas
Can Curb Putin: — The crisis in
Crimea is heralding the rise of a new era of American energy diplomacy,
as the Obama administration tries to deploy the vast new supply of
natural gas in the United States as a weapon to undercut the influence
of the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, over Ukraine and Europe.
Ukraine oligarchs get key posts in bid for unity:
Ukraine's new leadership has reached out to oligarchs for help -
appointing them as governors in eastern regions where loyalties to
Moscow are strong.
Ukraine's Right Sector leader Yarosh to run for
presidency: . Right Sector leader
Dmytro Yarosh, who is on an international wanted list, will run for the
Ukrainian presidency, said the chairman of the Right Sector office in
Kiev, Ondrei Tarasenko.
BBC Is Propaganda Organ Of Empire:
Crimea seen as 'Hitler-style' land grab:
Crimean MPs' controversial call for a referendum on joining Russia has
reminded some observers of previous acts of aggression in Europe.
Obama Bans Critics of Ukraine Coup From Entering
U.S.: Under the sweeping language of
President Barack Obama’s executive order issued today, critics of the
US-backed coup in Ukraine could find themselves being banned from
entering the United States.
Russia warns heavier sanctions could backfire:
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned Secretary of State John
Kerry that U.S. sanctions could "backfire," the Russian foreign ministry
said in a statement. The Russian Foreign Ministry also warned the
European Union that any sanctions it imposed would not go unanswered and
would harm "the interests of the EU itself and its member nations."
U.S. warship heads for Black Sea exercises:
The USS Truxtun, a guided missile destroyer crossed the Bosphorus
Straits on Friday for joint training with the Romanian and Bulgarian
Navies in the Black Sea.
Russian soldiers training in Canada given 24
hours to leave country: Nine Russian
soldiers who were participating in military exercises in Canada have
been expelled from the country, as Ottawa continues to denounce Russia’s
military intervention in Crimea, CTV News has learned.
Protests continue after Venezuelan diplomatic
win: Venezuelans returned to the
streets in protest Saturday, while the government continued to celebrate
a diplomatic victory in the Organization of American States.
Venezuela: President Breaks Diplomatic Links with
Panama Over Sovereignty Threat:
"Nobody is going to conspire with impunity against our country to ask
for an intervention against our homeland. That's enough, enough. I call
on the people to unite in defense of sovereignty, of independence,"
Maduro said at an event held to mark the first death anniversary of Hugo
35 countries where the U.S. has supported
fascists, drug lords and terrorists:
As the situation in Ukraine continues to fester, a handy history guide
-- from A (Argentina) to Z (Zaire)
Ex-rebel poised to win El Salvador presidency:
Polls indicate that left-leaning ex-guerrilla Sanchez Ceren is set for
victory in runoff vote.
Terrorism a possibility as search goes on for
Malaysia jet: Oil slicks spotted near
where plane disappeared Saturday with 239 people on board; 2 passengers
believed using stolen passports
CIA: We Only Spied On Senate Intelligence
Committee Because They Took Classified Documents That Prove We're Liars:
The DOJ is apparently already investigating if the CIA violated computer
hacking laws in spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee computers.
Kill the Snowden interview, congressman tells
SXSW: Pompeo, R-Kan., said he was
"deeply troubled" by the scheduled video appearance of Snowden, whom he
described as lacking the credentials to authoritatively speak on issues
pertaining to "privacy, surveillance, and online monitoring."
US Army General Jeffrey Sinclair faces assault
accuser: A US Army captain who
accuses a general of sexually assaulting her has wept as she told a
court he threatened to kill her family.
California bill would ban orca shows at SeaWorld:
A California state legislator is proposing to ban the captivity of
killer whales for entertainment at SeaWorld in the wake of CNN's
controversial documentary "Blackfish."
March 06, 2014
The Looting Of Ukraine Has Begun
By Paul Craig Roberts
Washington’s stooges in Kiev have prepared an economic austerity plan
that will cut Ukrainian pensions from $160 to $80 so that Western
bankers who lent money to Ukraine can be repaid.
Crimea Now Part of Russia, Local Parliament
By Shaun Walker in Simferopol
The de facto authorities of Crimea have announced that they consider the
territory to be part of Russia after a swift vote in the local
US Policy of Isolating Russia and Expanding NATO
Is a Dismal Failure
By Rodrigue Tremblay
What would the United States do if a hypothetical Russian Empire were to
incorporate Mexico or Canada into a military alliance?
Ukraine and the Presstitute media
By Peter Koenig
Obama, the naked, shameless emperor dares warn Russia not to intervene
in Ukraine, or else… and the spineless European puppets with the mighty
NATO in their back are aping similar threats. – Hilarious!
“Journalists” Follow Obama on Ukraine
By Margaret Kimberley
The corporate media are a key component of the U.S. imperial machine.
Although styling themselves as watchdogs, they are in fact the dogs of
war, whose mission is to hide Washington’s aggressions behind a fog of
Russian TV Anchor Resigns On-air Over
Government’s Actions In Ukraine
I Can't Be Part of Network 'That Whitewashes the Actions of Putin'.
Hillary and Other Assorted Barbarians at Russia’s
By Glen Ford
Hillary Clinton is a walking profanity – and, thereby, a prime candidate
to be the next president of the United States.
Iraq: 935 lies, A Tyrant and Weapons of Mass
By Felicity Arbuthnot
Iraq's new dictator is being supported by massive shipments of horrific
weapons, while the country remains poor and devastated country, and a
covert US re-invasion is under way.
CIA Accused Of Spying On Senate Intelligence
By Jeremy Herb
Senators on Wednesday expressed alarm at explosive allegations that the
CIA might have spied on their computers.
The Pentagon’s Phony Budget War
By Mattea Kramer
How the U.S. Military Avoided Budget Cuts, Lied About Doing So, Then
Asked for Billions More.
Bernie Sanders: “I Am Prepared to Run for
President of the United States”
By John Nichols
What's most important is this idea of a political revolution -- rallying
the working families of this country around a vision that speaks to
In Case You Missed It
How a Brutal Strain of American Aristocrats Have
Come to Rule America
By Sara Robinson
America didn't used to be run like an old Southern slave plantation, but
we're headed that way now. How did that happen?
The Facts About Abraham Lincoln
Did you know that Abraham Lincoln was abandoned by his father and was
suicidal for many years? Do you know the hidden story behind how Lincoln
Let’s Unite For A #WaveOfAction
2 Minute Video
Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate.
What If Money Was No Object?
"Consider this question, What Do I Desire?"
17 people killed as car bombs hit Homs and Hama,
fighting rages near Yabroud:, Car
bombs in government-held districts of central Syria killed at least 17
people and wounded many others Thursday, state media and a government
official reported, as fierce fighting raged around the rebel stronghold
15 killed in Syria blast:
“At least 15 people were killed and 12
others injured in the Armenian district, which is home to mostly
Christians and Alawites,” said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights.
Scores of Militants Killed in Daraa: Government
source: - Syrian army units destroyed
several cars with all the militants inside in the village of al-Zabayer
in al-Lajat area in Daraa province, a military source said, adding that
another unit destroyed a heavy machinegun, killed dozens of militants
and injured others in Ayd village.
Battle for Syrian rebel town erases border:
Sunnis and Shiites from Lebanon are streaming into Syria to take up arms
on opposite sides of a fierce battle over a rebel stronghold — a fight
that has effectively erased the border between the two countries and
underlined how Lebanon is being sucked into the civil war next door.
Bleak future for Lebanon as Syria war enters
fourth year: The future outlook for
Lebanon is gloomy in terms of its stability, economy and national unity
as the war in Syria enters its fourth year next week with no end in
sight, political analysts said.
Sarin used in two Syria chemical attacks point to
military stockpiles - UN: "The
evidence available concerning the agents used on 21 August indicated
that the perpetrators likely had access to the chemical weapons
stockpile of the Syrian military, as well as the expertise and equipment
necessary to manipulate safely large amount of chemical agents,"
US imposes restrictions on travel by Syrian
ambassador to UN: The department says
it's told the diplomat that he no longer can travel within the United
States outside of the five boroughs of New York City.
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As
Separate Bombings in Iraq Kill at
Least 37: A series of bombings
Thursday struck commercial areas in central Iraq, killing at least 37
civilians, authorities said. Most of the blasts came from
explosives-rigged parked cars and one by a bomb that ripped through an
outdoor market, police said.
Qaeda in Yemen executes alleged US informer Body
displayed at football stadium:
Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen executed one of their own Thursday after
accusing him of spying for the United States, a security official said.
The man was executed by firing squad and his body was displayed at a
football stadium near Shehr in the southeastern Hadramawt province,
After Latest Incident, Israel’s Future in FIFA Is
Uncertain: Jawhar Nasser Jawhar, and
Adam Abd al-Raouf Halabiya. They were once soccer players in the West
Bank. They are never going to play sports again. Jawhar and Adam were on
their way home from a training session in the Faisal al-Husseini Stadium
on January 31 when Israeli forces fired upon them as they approached a
20 "insurgents" killed in Nigerian military raid:
Twenty suspected Boko Haram fighters
were killed in a military operation by troops in Nigeria's northeastern
state of Borno, where the headquarters of the outlawed sect is located,
local authorities said in Abuja on Thursday.
‘Cairo to strip thousands of Palestinians of
citizenship’: Two days after a Cairo
court banned Hamas’s activities in Egypt, the country’s security
establishment intends to revoke the citizenship of thousands of
Palestinians obtained during the one-year term of deposed Muslim
Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi, an Egyptian daily reported on
Egypt bars Gaza-bound Irish Nobel Peace Laureate
Maguire: - Egypt detained and
deported Northern Irish Nobel Laureate and peace activist Mairead
Maguire on Wednesday and held up others who had been planning to go to
neighboring Gaza, the activists and officials said.
Egypt calls for setting up international fund to
collect arms in Libya: Egypt's
Foreign Minister called on Thursday for founding an international fund
to collect arms in Libya in coordination with both Libya and the United
Nations. Seven Coptic Egyptians were shot dead in Libya in February near
Benghazi, where assassinations and kidnaps are common.
Western countries alarmed as Libya slides towards
chaos: Western countries voiced
concern on Thursday that tensions in Libya could slip out of control in
the absence of a functioning political system, and they urged the
government and rival factions to start talking.
U.N. says west of Central African Republic
'cleansed' of Muslims: Most Muslims
have been expelled from the west of conflict-ravaged Central African
Republic, where thousands of civilians are at risk of being killed
"right before our eyes," U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio
Guterres said on Thursday.
UN chief calls for more troops in CAR:
Ban Ki-moon asks UN Security Council for 10,000 reinforcements as
violence between Christians and Muslims continues.
Nigeria shuts schools to stem Islamist attacks:
Nigeria has shut five government colleges in the country's restive
northeast in the wake of a deadly series of attacks targeting schools.
Nigeria court orders men whipped for gay sex:
Four young men were convicted of gay
sex and whipped publicly as punishment in an Islamic court in northern
Nigeria, a human rights activist said.
NATO airstrike kills 5 Afghan soldiers:
The troops were killed at an outpost in volatile Logar province, about
50 miles outside Kabul, according to both U.S. and Afghan officials.
Report finds opium production trebled in a
decade: Overall opium production in
Afghanistan has trebled in the last decade to over 500,000 acres.
Afghan president's brother withdraws from
election race: Qayoum Karzai ends
campaign and throws political weight behind candidate believed to be
current president's favourite
Pakistan reopens Afghan supply line for NATO:
Trucks are travelling once again through Pakistan to bring supplies to
NATO forces in Afghanistan
Pakistan's madrassas reined in by government:
Religious schools to be brought under national framework within a year
in policy aimed at combating extremism.
Two dead in Venezuela opposition protest:
official: - A Venezuelan soldier and
a motor cyclist were killed in a standoff with opposition demonstrators
who had set up a barricade along an avenue of Caracas, the vice
president of the ruling Socialist Party said on Thursday.
Crimean parliament votes to join
Obama says Crimea referendum would 'violate international law:
Masked Men in Crimea Not Russian Military,
Russian Officials Tell Pentagon: The
masked men in military uniform spotted all over Ukraine’s Crimean
peninsula are not Russian military forces but “well-trained militia
forces,” Russian officials have claimed to America’s top military
'We Don't Want War Here': Pro-Russia Militias
Patrol Crimea: Pro-Russia militias
have taken root on the streets of Crimea’s capital city of Simferopol
since the dramatic events in Kiev, the Ukrainian capital, nearly two
Obama orders sanctions over Russian move in
Ukraine: President Barack Obama
Thursday ordered sanctions on people (allegedly) responsible for
Russia’s "military intervention" in Ukraine, including travel bans and
freezing of their U.S. assets, and said that a referendum by the Crimea
region to join Russia would violate international law.
US sends six fighters for NATO Baltics patrols:
Lithuania: The United States on
Thursday sent six additional F-15 fighter jets to step up NATO's air
patrols over the Baltic states, mission host Lithuania said as
West-Russia tensions simmered over Ukraine.
US in tenuous sabre rattling over Ukraine:
The US Defense Department has announced plans to add several fighter
jets to US aircraft squadrons based near Russian borders
The clash in Crimea is the fruit of western
expansion: The external struggle to
dominate Ukraine has put fascists in power and brought the country to
the brink of conflict
Russia moves to cement renewed
global role: For Washington, the
response to “Russian resistance” in Syria should take place in one of
Moscow’s vulnerable spots, hence the U.S. intelligence intervention in
Ukraine’s crisis and American attempts to push the international
community to take a stance against Russia under the pretext that it is
planning to invade a neighboring country.
Ukraine issues arrest warrants for Crimea's PM,
parliament speaker: - A court in the
Ukrainian capital of Kiev has issued arrest warrants for the prime
minister and parliament speaker of the country's autonomous republic of
Crimea, the Prosecutor General's office said Wednesday.
Russia to make citizenship easier for native
Russian speakers: - Russia is making
it easier for native Russian speakers who have lived in Russia or the
former Soviet Union to get citizenship, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev
said on Thursday, a signal to the West that Moscow is not backing down
Ukraine: EU freezes assets of Yanukovych's former
hierarchy: The 28-nation bloc early
on Thursday revealed the names of those targeted by its sanctions. The
list appears to include Yanukovych’s closest aides, including a former
interior minister, justice minister, the prosecutor general, the head of
the security services and Yanukovych’s son.
Ukraine crisis: bugged call reveals "theory"
Estonian foreign minister Urmas Paet
tells EU's Cathy Ashton about claim that provocateurs were behind Maidan
killings about Kiev snipers:
Ukraine crisis: CIA, not Pentagon, forecast
Russian move - sources: Two national
security sources said the CIA had specifically warned policymakers,
shortly before the Russian military moved into the Crimean peninsula,
that such a move could be imminent.
Hillary Clinton likens Russia, Putin in Ukraine
to Hitler, Germany in 1930s: The
ex-US Secretary of State says that 'claims by [Russian President
Vladimir] Putin that they had to go into Crimea, because they had to
protect Russian minorities, is reminiscent of claims that were made back
in the 1930’s ... Germany, under the Nazis claimed they had to protect
German minorities in Czechoslovakia
Ron Paul: US has no right to lecture on Ukraine :
Video: Ron Paul thinks the US is
hypocritical for lecturing Russia for a violation of sovereignty. Take a
listen to what else the libertarian-leaning politician has to say about
US involvement in Ukraine.
Pensions in Ukraine to be halved - sequestration
draft: The self-proclaimed government
in Kiev is reportedly planning to cut pensions by 50 percent as part of
unprecedented austerity measures to save Ukraine from default. With an
“empty treasury”, reduction of payments might take place in March.
CIA Accused Of Spying On Senate
Intelligence Committee Staffers: In
many ways, the idea that the CIA is directly spying on the Senate
Committee charged with its own oversight is a bigger potential scandal
than many of the Snowden NSA revelations so far.
A New Turn in the Story on CIA Monitoring of
Senate Intelligence Committee Computers:
The CIA may have been monitoring the unauthorized retrieval of
information from their own computers! That said, we do not know when
exactly the monitoring began, its scope or purpose.
Obama knew CIA secretly monitored intelligence
committee, senator claims: White
House declines to comment after Mark Udall says agency spied on staffers
preparing scathing report into CIA torture after 9/11
It's WWIII between CIA and Senate:
Senators on Wednesday expressed alarm at explosive allegations that the
CIA might have spied on their computers to keep tabs on their
controversial review of Bush-era “enhanced interrogation” techniques.
Government moves to drop troubling charges facing
Barrett Brown : The government moved
to dismiss 11 of the 17 charges facing Brown — the Texas-based onetime
self-appointed Anonymous spokesman — significantly reducing a potential
Our Rights Shouldn't Come with an Expiration
Date: The proposed Comcast-Time
Warner Cable merger is all about the future of the Internet. The stakes
are high, especially in light of the court decision that struck down the
Federal Communications Commission’s Net Neutrality rules.
Private license plate scanners amassing vast
databases open to highest bidders:
Automated license plate readers used by car repo companies, for example,
collect billions of personal records per year, which contribute to vast
databases that can be used by law enforcement, insurance companies,
banks, and the like, with few limits.
Apple sent billions offshore to avoid Australia
tax: Report: Apple shifted billions
in untaxed profits from its Australian operations to Ireland over the
past decade, a report said Thursday, as the government vowed to stop
global companies from dodging their fair share of tax.
Obama administration told to stop expanding
"corporate rights" in trade agreements:
It’s a pretty outrageous assault on democratic structures. In fact, when
I tell people new to the trade debate about it, at first they often
don’t believe me.
US judge rejects $9bn ruling against Chevron:
A US judge has upheld oil company Chevron's allegations that an
Ecuadorian court decision ordering it to pay $9.5bn for oil pollution in
the Amazon jungle was fraudulently obtained.
Carlyle Co-founders Private Jets:
Amendments to The Carlyle Group's 2013 10-k reveal three leases for
private planes, one for each Carlyle co-founder.
Number of US long-term jobless who lost benefits
hits 2 million: Some 1.3 million
people lost their unemployment benefits on December 28, and the ranks of
those affected by the cutoff have been growing by 73,000 every week.
Would my blood test still cost $1,132 if the US
had a public health option?:
Democrats should admit Obamacare's failures and campaign instead for a
public option. It's the only way to bring costs down
Pentagon Calls Climate Change Impacts "Threat
Multipliers," Could Enable Terrorism:
The U.S. Department of Defense released the 2014 version of its
Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) yesterday, declaring the threat of
climate change impacts a very serious national security vulnerability
that, among other things, could enable further terrorist activity.
March 05, 2014
Kiev Snipers Hired by Maidan Leaders - Leaked
EU's Ashton Phone Tape
The snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev were allegedly
hired by Maidan leaders, according to a leaked phone conversation.
Has Russia Invaded Ukraine?
Propaganda Rules The News
By Paul Craig Roberts
Even Abby Martin and Greenwald, both of whom bring us much light, cannot
fully escape Western propaganda.
US Imperialism, Ukraine and the Danger of World
By Barry Grey and David North
Are we standing on the brink of a nuclear war? That is the question that
everyone should be asking.
U.S. Hawks Take Flight over Ukraine
By Jim Lobe
Neo-conservatives and other interventionists claim that President Barack
Obama's preference for diplomacy over military action invited Russian
Spring Fails in Ukrainian Plunderland
By Pepe Escobar
"Russia will abandon the US dollar as a reserve currency if the United
States initiates sanctions against the Russian Federation."
America’s Staggering Hypocrisy
By Robert Parry
Since World War II – the United States has invaded or otherwise
intervened in so many countries that it would be challenging to compile
a complete list.
Venezuela’s Struggle, Widely Misrepresented,
Remains a Classic Conflict Between Right and Left
By Mark Weisbrot
Venezuela is not Ukraine, where opposition leaders could be seen
publicly collaborating with U.S. officials in their efforts to topple
the government, and pay no obvious price for it.
The Final Nail in the
Coffin of the US-led "Peace" Talks
Netanyahu Demands Palestinians Recognize Israel
as 'Jewish State'
By Ma'an News
Netanyahu urged Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to recognize Israel
as a "Jewish state" and to "abandon the fantasy" of "flooding" Israel
The Stone that Brings Down Goliath?
Richmond and Eminent Domain
By Ellen Brown
JPMorganChase admitted that it, along with every other large US bank,
had engaged in mortgage fraud as a routine business practice.
The Real You
Are You A Poor Little Me?
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
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As - -
26 killed in fresh wave of
violence in Iraq: Up to 26 people
were killed and 87 others wounded in violent attacks across Iraq on
Wednesday, including a series of car bombs in Baghdad, police said.
Checkpoint attacks kill seven Iraq security
attacks on army and police checkpoints in the Baghdad area killed at
least seven members of Iraq's security forces on Wednesday, officials
U.S. Murders Another 4 People In Yemen:
: A US drone strike in northern Yemen on
Wednesday killed four alledged Al Qaeda members, including an Iraq
veteran, a military official said.
World powers responsible for failing to stop
Syria war crimes: U.N.: "The Security
Council bears responsibility for not addressing accountability and
allowing the warring parties to violate these rules with total
impunity," Paulo Pinheiro, who leads the U.N. commission of inquiry,
told a news conference.
Syria government forces intensify Yabrud
campaign, retake Qalamoun area: The
Syrian army has intensified its operations against foreign-backed
opposition groups, retaking a strategic hill in Qalamoun region.
Israel fires on Hezbollah on Syrian border:
Israel fired on Hezbollah militants who were attempting to plant a bomb
on Syria’s border with the occupied Golan Heights, the Israeli army said
Wednesday, as frictions with the Lebanese Shiite movement rise.
'End to negotiations?' Netanyahu's speech sparks
furious reaction from Palestinians:
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday implored Palestinian leader,
Mahmud Abbas, to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and to "abandon the
fantasy" of refugees returning to Israel, fueling anger from the
PM Netanyahu at the AIPAC Policy Conference 2014
: Video - Thank you. - I bring you
greetings from Jerusalem — (cheers, applause) — the eternal, undivided
capital of Israel and the Jewish people. (Cheers, applause.)
Obama promises Netanyahu to put pressure on Abbas:
U.S. president to ask Abbas to accept framework agreement, and to agree
to extend deadline for talks.
Kerry to AIPAC: America will not fail Israel:
US secretary of state reiterates US' unequivocal support of Israel,
rebuffs allegations about his 'obsession' with peace process: 'This is
about the dreams of Israelis and the dignity of Palestinians.'
Michele Bachmann: American Jewish Community 'Sold
Out Israel': U.S. Rep. Michele
Bachmann (R-Minn.) has very strong feelings about Israel, and she's
disappointed that American Jews don't have the same feelings she does.
Iran says Revolutionary Guard has acquired
multiple-warhead missiles: "These
missiles are able to hit and destroy enemy targets with precision, and
they meet a variety of the armed forces' needs," Dehghan said. "The
weapons have strengthened Iran's deterrence power and military might,"
he added, in comments were posted on the Guard's website.
Iran denies sending intercepted weapons to Gaza:
Israel says, the Syrian-made weapons were shipped overland to Iran and
then loaded onto the ship, meant to dock in Port Sudan, after which the
weapons would have been smuggled into the Gaza Strip through the Sinai
6 people killed as Pakistan resumes Taliban talks
despite deadly blast: Pakistani
government and Taliban negotiators resumed peace talks Wednesday and
said they were ready to move to a decisive "second phase" even as a
militant attack killed six military personnel.
Roadside Bombing Kills Two Policemen in
Afghanistan: A roadside bomb
explosion Wednesday struck a police van in Afghanistan, killing two
policemen and leaving one injured.
Five soldiers killed as fighting breaks out in
South Sudan’s army barracks: Five
soldiers died when heavy fighting broke out in the main military
barracks in war-torn South Sudan’s capital Juba on Wednesday,
underscoring serious tensions within the national army as it battles a
Three killed in Somalia for being ‘spies’:
Somalia's al-Qaeda-linked militant group says it has killed three men it
accused of being spies.
Leaked audio raises Kiev sniper
questions: A leaked audio file
suggests pro-Western leaders may be responsible for Kiev's sniper
shootings on February 20-21.
Putin Says Those Aren't Russian
Forces In Crimea: Russian soldiers
have not occupied government buildings and surrounded Ukrainian military
bases on the Crimean Peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin
insisted Tuesday during a news conference near Moscow at which he gave
an account of recent events that contradicts reports from the ground.
Instead, he told reporters that the heavily armed men are "local
Those who seized power in Kiev want to sour
relations between West & Russia - Lavrov:
The suggestion of Kiev's new self-proclaimed government to swap economic
aid for the placement of US missile defense shield looks too much like
an attempt to sour relations between the West and Russia, said Russian
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Russia rebuffs West on Crimea amid Paris talks:
The European Union offered Ukraine's new pro-Western government 11
billion euros in financial aid in the next couple of years provided Kiev
reaches a deal with the International Monetary Fund. Germany, the EU's
biggest economy, also promised bilateral financial help.
Kremlin aide warns U.S. of response if sanctions
imposed - RIA: A Kremlin aide was
quoted on Tuesday as saying that if the United States were to impose
sanctions on Russia over Ukraine, Moscow might be forced to drop the
dollar as a reserve currency and refuse to pay off any loans to U.S.
Ukraine can't pay for Russia's February gas
supplies in full - Gazprom CEO: "Our
Ukrainian partners informed us yesterday that they will not be able to
pay for February gas supplies in full," Miller said. Miller said Ukraine
owed the company $1.529 billion for gas in total and described what
measures the company intended to take. .
Former Ohio congressman accuses
US of provoking Ukrainian crisis:
Diverting from the typical Western line against "Russia’s invasion of
Crimea," former Ohio congressman and Democratic presidential candidate
Dennis Kucinich said it was driven by covert action by the United
U.S., Russia hold talks on Ukraine tensions:
Russia drafts law to seize EU, U.S. assets in case of sanctions, rebuffs
Western demands to withdraw forces; Kerry brings moral support and a $1
billion aid package to a Ukraine fighting to fend off bankruptcy.
The Ukraine crisis through the whimsy of
international law: This is the
commander-in-chief of a military that operates a prison camp on Cuban
soil, against the explicit wishes of the Cuban government, and which
regularly fires drone missiles into other countries, often killing
Kerry visit to Kiev: The USA has no moral right
to lecture anyone on anything: Let us
see the real issues behind the scenes, let us cut the hype and hysteria
and let us start from a clear standpoint that the United States of
America has not one iota of moral credibility to lecture anyone on
Abby Martin: Video - I Stand by Everything I Said
and the Corporate Media Missed the Point
: Abby Martin remarks on the media circus resulting from her comments
condemning Russia's military response to the unrest in Ukraine
War criminal -Hillary
Clinton Compares Russia Moves To Nazi Aggression:
Clinton made the remarks at a $1,500-per-plate fundraiser for the Boys
and Girls Club of Long Beach at a law firm downtown, Keesal, Young &
NSA chief criticises media and suggests UK was
right to detain David Miranda:
Keith Alexander says revelations have
caused ‘grave damage’ and claims officials are making ‘headway’ on
Did the CIA spy on the U.S. Senate?:
The CIA Inspector General’s Office has asked the Justice Department to
investigate allegations of malfeasance at the spy agency in connection
with a yet-to-be released Senate Intelligence Committee report into the
CIA’s secret detention and interrogation program, McClatchy has learned.
UK: NHS records 'sold to insurers':
The medical records of almost 50 million NHS hospital patients have been
sold for insurance purposes, it has been reported. The revelation comes
less than a week after controversial plans to share medical records were
delayed until later this year.
March 04, 2014
Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As
Iraqi Gov’t Accused of Killing Over 100 Civilians
By Dahr Jamail
Doctors, residents and non-governmental organization workers in the city
of Fallujah are accusing the Iraqi government of war crimes and crimes
Why Russians Are ‘Paranoid’
By Peter Hitchens
Russia is portrayed as a bogeyman, and its people as either oppressed or
as tools of a new Hitler.
Resist the War Party on Crimea
By Patrick J. Buchanan
Our war hawks are breathing fire. Russophobia is rampant and the op-ed
pages are ablaze here.
"What Russia Did Is Wrong"
RT Host Abby Martin Condemns Russian Incursion Into Crimea
By Glenn Greenwald
Abby Martin, remarkably demonstrated last night what “journalistic
independence” means by ending her Breaking the Set program with a clear
and unapologetic denunciation of the Russian action in Ukraine:
Democracy On The Retreat In Europe
By Neil Clark
The hailing of a foreign-backed coup d’état in a country where fresh
elections were only 12 months away as a “victory for democracy” was
The Nature of War has Changed, Which is Bleak
News for Syria’s Minorities
By Patrick Cockburn
Wars these days are proxy wars to a greater or lesser degree, and this
trend may increase if only because it is more saleable to voters back
Borders Are Becoming A Bit Odd In The Middle East
By Robert Fisk
And you, Readers, thought the Middle East was a difficult place to
understand. Try living here.
Washington Post Uses Biased Experts to Promote
Propaganda on Venezuela
By Murtaza Hussain
They also appear to have serious, unstated conflicts of interest that
cast doubt on the integrity of the Washington Post‘s entire reportage on
Anatomy of the Deep State
- By Mike Lofgren
There is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not
explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or
In Case You Missed it
Propaganda as Journalism
By John Pilger Video
War by journalism, US military's quest for domination/hegemony in the
post 9/11 era, false history in the guise of 'objective' journalism.
Postcard from the End of America: Joliet
By Linh Dinh
We live in a culture where the media can suppress (or inflate) anything,
where a Honey Boo Boo’s fart resonates much more loudly than the bomb
that killed Michael Hastings.
Action Into The Light
2 Minute Video
We are coming into a new world, a kindlier world, where men will rise
above their hate, their greed and brutality.
Nigeria: Another 40 killed in Flesh Boko Haram
Attack: In the fourth attack in the
last three days in troubled Borno State, no less than 40 persons have
been killed in Jakana, 35 kilometres away from Maiduguri.
Mozambique: 4 police killed by suspected
ex-rebels: Suspected members of
Mozambique's ex-rebel movement turned opposition Renamo killed four
policemen and wounded five others at the weekend, local media reported
Officer among 3 killed in Libya's Benghazi:
Two separate attacks in the restive eastern Libyan city of Benghazi left
three people dead, including an air force officer, a security official
Egypt military chief Sisi hints at presidential
bid: Egypt's armed forces chief,
Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, has said he cannot ignore calls by
the majority for him to run for president. He was quoted by the state
news agency Mena as revealing that "official procedures" regarding his
candidacy were expected in the coming days.
Court in Egypt bans Palestinian group Hamas:
A court in Egypt has banned all activities by the Palestinian Islamist
movement Hamas and ordered the seizure of its offices and assets. A
lawsuit filed by an Egyptian lawyer had demanded the move because of its
links to the Muslim Brotherhood.
U.S. Code Pink Co-Founder Held at Egypt Airport
Deported: Benjamin has been deported
to Turkey, Code Pink said in a Twitter posting. The activist was on her
way to Gaza as part of an International Women’s Day delegation.
"Help. They Broke My Arm. Egypt
Police": Peace Activist Medea Benjamin Detained en Route to Gaza:
U.S. peace activist Medea Benjamin was detained Monday at Cairo’s
airport by Egyptian police without explanation. She says she was
questioned, held overnight in an airport prison cell and then violently
handcuffed by Egyptian officials, who dislocated her shoulder and broke
Gaza public workers say Hamas not paying salaries:
Palestinian civil servants called on the Gaza Strip's Hamas government
Monday to pay them full salaries, the clearest sign yet that Egypt's
blockade of the territory is making it increasingly difficult for the
Islamic militants to govern.
26 killed in fresh bout of violence across Iraq:
At least 26 Iraqis, including 15 policemen, were killed and 60 others
injured in acts of violence across the country within the past 24 hours,
according to security and medical sources.
Gunmen Kill 7 in Attack on Iraqi Government
Building: Gunmen wearing suicide
belts raided a local government building in Samarra on Tuesday, killing
four government employees and three police officers in a two-hour battle
with security forces, Iraqi officials said
Over 6,500 citizens fled Syria in last three
days: Activists say: London-based
Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) "watchdog" said that 15 people
were killed in the suburbs of Damascus, nine in Dara’a, five in Idlib,
four in Hama and seven in Homs and Aleppo together.
EU launches probe into corruption claims at
Turkey's EU Ministry: The European
Commission has launched a probe into claims of tender-rigging and
illegal recruitment at an agency linked to Turkey's EU Affairs Ministry
while former EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bagis -- who was implicated in a
corruption scandal that became public on Dec. 17, 2013 -- was in the
Yemen: Eight killed in Sana’a, Al-Jawf clashes:
Fighting between security forces and armed Houthis and tribesmen in
three separate instances left eight dead and 11 others injured over the
weekend in Al-Jawf and Sana’a, according to local security sources. Two
people have been arrested in connection with the fighting.
US kills three people in Yemen:
A US drone strike targeting an (alledged) al-Qaida vehicle killed at
least three terrorist suspects and wounded two in Yemen on Monday
evening, a security official said.
UN report identifies 30 drone strikes that
require ‘public explanation’: The
report, by British lawyer Ben Emmerson QC, identifies 30 attacks between
2006 and 2013 that show sufficient indications of civilian deaths to
demand a ‘public explanation of the circumstances and the justification
for the use of deadly force’ under international law.
Yemen navy admiral escapes Qaeda attack, guards
killed: A Yemeni navy admiral escaped
an assassination attempt Tuesday in the south of the country blamed on
Al-Qaeda, but two of his guards were killed, a military source said.
Afghan security forces kill 7 militants: ministry:
The Afghan Interior Ministry on Tuesday said that the country's security
forces have eliminated seven Taliban militants during a series of
military operations since early Monday.
What a waste of life:
13,700 Afghan troops killed in 10 years:
The OAA said that 13,729 families of security force personnel had been
awarded financial support after suffering a fatality, while another
16,511 families were compensated after a relative was wounded.
Karzai brother to withdraw from Afghan
presidential race - rival: The Afghan
president's brother is preparing to withdraw from the presidential
elections according to a rival candidate, former Foreign Minister Zalmay
Rassoul, who said late on Tuesday the two were planning an alliance and
would join forces soon.
Pentagon plans $80 billion war budget despite
Afghan withdrawal: The Defense
Department’s proposed budget released Tuesday calls for keeping war
funding at nearly the same level in fiscal year 2015 as in the current
Pakistan: Two killed in attack on Nato convoy:
Two truck drivers were killed and another injured when gunmen opened
fire on a Nato supply convoy in north-west Pakistan, an official said
Putin: Deploying military force is last resort,
but we reserve right: Russia will not
go to war with the people of Ukraine, but will use its troops to protect
citizens, if radicals with clout in Kiev now try to use violence against
Ukrainian civilians, particularly ethnic Russians, Putin told the media.
Crimean self-defense squads in stand off with
Ukrainian soldiers at Belbek airport:
The autonomous republic’s self-defense forces have met with Ukrainian
soldiers who wanted to return to Belbek Sevastopol International
Airport. The sides entered into long negotiations, which ended with a
Obama: Russia 'not fooling anybody' over Ukraine
– live: Barack Obama says Vladimir
Putin's rationale for his incursion into Crimea was not "fooling
anybody" and that Russian "meddling" in Ukraine would isolate Moscow
Washington warns Moscow to change course on
Ukraine or face economic consequences:
Following talks with Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama warned
Moscow the US would turn the economic and diplomatic screw if it did not
Gazprom to Cancel Gas Discount for Ukraine:
The head of Russia’s state energy giant Gazprom said Tuesday that it
will annul its discount on natural gas sales to Ukraine from April, a
move that will further stretch Kiev’s teetering finances.
Russian troops ordered home from surprise war
games: President Putin has ordered
troops sent last week to a surprise military exercise in western and
central Russia to return to their bases. Putin ordered the return after
a Defense Ministry report, which said the exercises have been conducted
successfully, presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media.
Russian Navy conducts training exercises:
More than 3,500 Russian naval infantry and coastal forces from the
Western and Central Military Districts took part in unscheduled tactical
exercises Monday in the Russian Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad.
Russia is allowed to have 25,000 troops in
Crimea...and other facts you didn’t know:
Ukraine’s statement at the UN that 16,000 Russian soldiers have been
deployed to Crimea has caused a frenzy among Western media which chooses
to ignore that those troops have been there since the late 1990s in
accordance with a Kiev-Moscow agreement.
Lavrov slams threats of 'sanctions and boycotts'
over Ukraine: "Those who try to
interpret the situation as a type of aggression and threaten sanctions
and boycotts, are the same who consistently have encouraged (Ukrainians
to) refuse dialogue and have ultimately polarised Ukrainian society," he
told the opening of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Ukraine Nationalist Leader Faces Terrorism
Russia's Investigative Committee has opened a criminal case on
terrorism-related charges against the leader of a Ukrainian nationalist
group widely seen as the driving force behind former Ukrainian President
Viktor Yanukovych's ouster.
U.S. halts military engagements with Russia in
rebuke over Ukraine: The United
States on Monday suspended all military engagements with Russia,
including military exercises and port visits, as Washington sought ways
to punish Moscow over its military intervention in Ukraine without
escalating the crisis.
UK seeking to ensure Russia sanctions do not harm
City of London: Government document
photographed outside No 10 states that 'London's financial centre'
should not be closed to Russians
Israeli company to build surveillance towers on
Arizona's border with Mexico: Israeli
defense firm wins $145 million contract from US Department of Homeland
Mexico: 2 Pregnant Indigenous Women Denied Help:
In another case, the commission says an 18-year-old indigenous woman
gave birth in the bathroom of a shelter next to a hospital in Oaxaca's
southern Sierra because she was refused medical care.
Aboriginal rights a threat to Canada's resource
agenda, documents reveal: Canadian
government closely monitoring how legal rulings and aboriginal protest
pose an increasing ‘risk’ for multi-billion dollar oil and mining plans
Pigs at the trough:
Bernanke Starts to Cash In (Gets $250K to Speak
in the United Arab Emirates):
Bernanke received at least $250,000 for his appearance at the financial
conference staged by National Bank of Abu Dhab, the UAE's largest bank,
according to sources familiar the matter, reports Reuters.
US sues Sprint for allegedly overcharging on
wiretaps: The government claims
Sprint "inflated its charges by approximately 58 percent," which amounts
to more than $21 million in overpayment.
How U.S. Law Enforcement Uses 50,000 Volts Of
Electricity To Keep Defendants In Line:
When Jonathan Keith Jackson was sentenced to death, he testified and
stood before the jury wearing an electronic shock device around his
waist that could have thrown him writhing to the floor at any moment.
Police Hide Use of Cell Phone Tracker From Courts
Because Manufacturer Asked: The
devices, are called “stingrays,” and unfortunately this is not the first
time the government has tried to hide their use.