Chaos – not Victory – is Empire’s
Name of the Game
By Peter Koenig
The Washington / NATO strategy is not to 'win' a war or conflict, but to
create ongoing - endless chaos.
The Choice Before Europe
By Paul Craig Roberts
Europeans have to decide whether the threat is Russia or Washington.
The Media Misses the Point on ‘Proxy War’
By Gareth Porter
The real problem of proxy war must begin with the fact that the United
States and its NATO allies opened the floodgates for regional proxy wars
by the two major wars for regime change in Iraq and Libya.
Papering Over Extra-Judicial Killings
By Coleen Rowley
The Obama administration, like its predecessor, holds that the
“exceptional” U.S. has the right to enter other countries to kill
“terrorists,” but it would never tolerate, say, Cuba targeting
CIA-trained terrorists harbored in Miami.
Iran is Falling to a Nuclear Agreement Trap
By Akbar E. Torbat
While the regime leaders pretended that they had made a good agreement,
Lausanne deal is a shameful agreement in Iran’s contemporary history.
The Battle Between American-Jewish Political
Donors Heats Up
By Jonathan Cook
The funding, political influence and media clout of Washington's Israel
lobby will be key for candidates in next year's US election - but who
does this relationship benefit?
How the NSA Converts Spoken Words Into Searchable
By Dan Froomkin
Top-secret documents show the NSA can automatically recognize the
content within phone calls, generating easily searched transcriptions.
Not Racist Policing, But US State Oppression is
By Finian Cunningham
The problem of how America has now degenerated into an oppressive police
state is thus the central issue.
The Baltimore Uprising and the U.S. Government's
Record on Human Rights
By Matt Peppe
The actions by agents of the State are part of a pattern of human rights
abuses that are rampant against the domestic population, especially
ethnic and racial minorities.
In a Cop Culture, the Bill of Rights Doesn’t
Amount to Much
By John W. Whitehead
You live in a police state.
Saudi Airstrikes Hit Yemen's Sa'ada, Kill Dozens:
Saudi warplanes pounded residential areas in the Northern Yemeni
province of Sa'ada on Tuesday, and killed a large number of people
Yemen: ICRC and MSF alarmed by attacks on
country’s lifelines: The
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Médecins Sans
Frontières (MSF) are extremely concerned about the severe damage caused
by recent Coalition attacks on airports in Sana’a and Hodeida,
obstructing delivery of much needed humanitarian assistance and movement
of humanitarian personnel.
UN urges Saudi-led coalition to stop targeting
Yemen airport: Saudi-led coalition
should stop targeting Yemen's Sanaa airport, the United Nations said on
Monday, as it prepared a plan to set up an air-bridge to bring
humanitarian workers into the country from Djibouti and deliver aid
Saudi Cluster Crimes: Immoral, Insane and
Monstrous: Reliable evidence shows
Saudi Arabia has used US-supplied cluster munitions in its deadly
airstrikes against Yemen. According to Human Rights Watch, photographs,
satellite imagery, video and other evidence indicate Saudi forces are
dropping the banned munitions on civilians.
US defends cluster bomb transfers:
Cluster munitions are prohibited by a 2008 treaty adopted by 116
countries, but not by Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners or the
Saudi Arabia 'oversees deployment of ground
troops in Yemen': Riyadh denies a
large-scale ground operation is underway and says the fighters were
Yemen: Senegal to send 2100 troops to join
Saudi-led coalition: Senegal will
send 2100 troops to Saudi Arabia as part of an international coalition
combating Houthi rebels in neighbouring Yemen, the West African nation's
foreign minister said on Monday.
Yemen rebels fire into Saudi Arabia, killing at
least 2: Yemen's rebels fired rockets
and mortars into Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, killing at least two civilians
and reportedly capturing five soldiers in an attack showing the
insurgents' ability to launch assaults despite weeks of Saudi-led
airstrikes targeting them.
Yemeni Tribesmen Seize Four Saudi Military Posts:
Report: : Citing Yemeni sources, the
Lebanese Al-Manar channel reported on Tuesday that members of Yemeni
tribes entered Saudi soil from Yemen’s northwestern Sa’ada Province and
took control of the military posts in Najran and Jazan regions.
Saudi Arabia Shuts Najran Airport:
Saudi Arabia halted all flights to and from Najran airport as the Yemeni
tribal fighters have intensified their retaliatory attacks against the
Persian Gulf kingdom's troops at the Saudi border city of Najran on
Al Qaeda adapts, grows stronger in the face of
Islamic State successes: When al
Qaeda overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group’s
commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area’s
tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al Qaeda even issued a
statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men
Iran says not to allow siege of Yemen:
"The security of the region and Iran is intertwined with the security of
Yemen," he said. Amir-Abdollahian accused Saudi intelligence agencies of
having connections with terrorists in Yemen, saying Saudi Arabia's
attack on Yemen and involvement with terrorists endanger the security of
other countries in the region.
Army fires rockets on ISIS sites in Fallujah, 18
militants killed: On Tuesday, an
informed military source in Anbar province revealed, that 18 ISIS
elements have been killed in a rocket attack by the army forces in
Five killed, 25 injured in Baghdad blasts:
At least five people were killed and 25 others
injured Tuesday in multiple attacks in the Iraqi capital, a police
source said. A car bomb blast near a mosque in central Baghdad killed
three people and injured 13 others, a police officer told The Anadolu
Agency on condition of anonymity.
Iraqi forces plead for help as Islamic State
closes in on refinery: Iraqi forces
besieged inside the country's largest oil refinery are running low on
food and pleading for reinforcements to save them from Islamic State
militants who have advanced deep into the compound in the past week.
Iraq sends additional troops to battle IS over
key refinery: Iraq on Tuesday
dispatched reinforcement to Salahudin province to fight IS militants
trying to take the country's largest oil refinery, security sources
IMF says may agree on $800 mln loan to Iraq in
weeks: Iraq has
requested financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund and
agreement may be reached within weeks on a loan of about US$800 million
(Dh2.9bn), a senior IMF official said. The government has projected a
budget deficit of about $25 billion this year, in a budget of some $100
Hezbollah kills 12 Nusra fighters on
Syria-Lebanon border: source:
Hezbollah fighters ambushed a Nusra Front convoy on the outskirts of an
east Lebanon border town Tuesday, killing at least a dozen militants, a
Lebanese security source said.
Hezbollah captures Syrian village from Islamic
militants: - Hezbollah fighters
captured a Syrian village Tuesday near the border with Lebanon after
intense fighting with Islamic militants, the group's television station
said, while an activist said battles are concentrating near a strategic
The Qalamoun battle is coming: Hezbollah:
Hezbollah and the Syrian army’s battle against Islamist militants in the
Qalamoun region on Lebanon’s eastern borders is approaching, Hezbollah’s
deputy chief announced Tuesday.
Nasrallah Vows: Hezbollah Will Defeat Syrian
Rebels: Hezbollah chief issues
televised address, vows to take 'responsibility and consequences' of
continued involvement in Syria.
'We’ll Die Before They Make Us Leave':
Lebanese Christians Are Ready to Face the Islamic State on Syria's
Saudi to host meeting of Syrian mercenaries:
statement: Saudi Arabia will host a
meeting of Syrian opposition groups fighting to overthrow President
Bashar Assad to stress the need for a political settlement in Syria,
Gulf Arab heads of state said after a meeting Tuesday.
Jordan hosts war games for troops from 18
countries: Thousands of soldiers from
18 countries took part Tuesday in military drills in Jordan jointly
overseen by the US army, officials said. Around 10,000 troops are
participating in Jordan's fifth "Eager Lion" annual war games, which
will last for two weeks.
Tony Blair acts as character witness for Ehud
Olmert in corruption trial:
In a letter to the court, Blair writes that Olmert’s “efforts to bring
peace” in the Middle East should be “admired.”
26 militants killed in fresh operations in
Afghanistan: "A total of 26 armed
militants were killed during joint military operations and cleanup raids
carried out by army over the past 24 hours," the ministry said in a
statement providing daily operational updates.
US kills 17 in east Afghanistan:
At least 17 people have lost their lives in the latest US assassination
drone strike in Afghanistan’s eastern province of Nangarhar.
Afghan Taliban link reconciliation with complete
withdrawal of foreign, occupation troops:
Taliban representatives met with Afghan political figures for a second
day in Qatar on Sunday, after which Afghan Taliban have linked joining
the intra-Afghan dialogue to the withdrawal of all foreign troops.
Seven killed in attack on Mali town:
Suspected northern rebels attacked a central Malian town on Tuesday,
leading to clashes with government troops in which six separatists and
one soldier died, a defence ministry spokesman said.
Al Shabaab storm Somalia police station, kill
three cops: Several militants from
the Islamist group were also killed during the brief siege of the police
station in Yalho village, near the port town of Bosasso, police said.
Burundi protests as court clears president's
third term bid: Protestors in Burundi
dismissed a constitutional court ruling that cleared President Pierre
Nkurunziza to run for a controversial third term Tuesday, as the
government offered to release activists if deadly demonstrations
One killed, 4 wounded in latest Ukraine clashes:
A Ukrainian army volunteer was killed and three soldiers were wounded in
fighting in the country's east, Kiev said Tuesday, while pro-Russian
rebels said one of their fighters was injured.
Romania Is a US ‘Vassal State’ - Former CIA
Analyst: Former Romanian President
Ion Iliescu allowed the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to operate
torture sites within his country because he was the leader of a puppet
state whose marching orders came from Washington, former CIA analyst
Raymond McGovern said.
Around 40 migrants drown in sinking off Italy:
NGO: - Around 40 migrants died when
an inflatable boat carrying more than 100 people sank off the coast of
Italy, Save the Children quoted survivors as saying on Tuesday.
Greece lobbies creditors for loan payout, cites
progress: : — With Greek ministers
dispatched across Europe on a whirlwind goodwill tour on Tuesday, top
officials said they were making progress on finding a way to keep the
country afloat and in the 19-nation eurozone. A lasting deal to give
Greece more cash, however, was not expected by May 11, when the eurozone
finance ministers will meet next.
French parliament approves new surveillance rules:
The law on intelligence-gathering, adopted by 438 votes to 86, was
drafted after three days of attacks in Paris in January, in which 17
people died. Critics say it is a dangerous extension of mass
surveillance. They argue that it gives too much power to the state and
threatens the independence of the digital economy.
Canadians have united to reject fear and stop
Bill C-51. Will the government
listen?: It's rare in Canadian politics to see intense public interest
in government legislative proposals -- let alone to see Canadians take
to the streets in the tens of thousands to protest a piece of
legislation by name.
Canadian Liberal Leader Pledges Tax on Richest 1%
: Canadian Liberal Party Justin Trudeau has vowed to cut taxes for
middle income earners, while increasing taxes on the wealthiest 1
percent, as part of his platform for the 2015 federal election.
Islamic State claims responsibility for Texas
attack outside Muhammad cartoon show:
The Islamic State claimed responsibility Tuesday for the thwarted attack
outside a prophet Muhammad cartoon contest near Dallas, threatening to
carry out “worse and more bitter” violence on American soil.
Garland Shooting: Gladio - Texas-Style:
Garland shooting involved troupe of practiced war propagandists and
patsies long on the FBI's watch list.
Gunman in Texas Shooting Was F.B.I. Suspect in
Jihad Inquiry: One was an extrovert
drawn to basketball as well as to Islam, who had been identified by the
F.B.I. as a jihadist terrorism suspect. The two men who opened fire
seemed to embody the contradictions of radical Islam and suburban
Texas police were warned about ISIS attack TWO
DAYS days before deadly shootout: An
activist linked to the international hackers' collective Anonymous
tipped off police in Garland, Texas, about an eminent attack on an
anti-Islam event two days before it happened - but the red flag went
Cop Gets Slap On Wrist For Slugging Handcuffed
Woman: Video - : The woman, Megan
Adamescu was left with a swollen face and concussion. The fist-swinging,
kicking cop was Officer Philippe Archer. Earlier, he had karate-kicked
and punched 50-year-old Andrew Mossberg, leaving Mossberg’s face, cheek
and forehead bruised and bloody.
New York state police handcuff and shackle
‘combative’ five-year-old: . When
officers arrived at the premises, they placed the five-year-old boy in
handcuffs, carried him out to a patrol car and put his feet into
shackles before taking him to a medical center for evaluation.
US 'worst place to be a mother' among developed
nations - report: America is the
worst developed country in the world to be a mother, ranking 61st
globally in maternal health, a groundbreaking analysis of global health
inequalities has found.
Mike Huckabee to announce bid for Republican
nomination: Former Arkansas Gov. Mike
Huckabee is preparing another bid for the Republican presidential
nomination, eight years after his first efforts to expand on the support
of evangelical Christians helped him win eight states in the 2008
May 04, 2015
Mobilization for War against Russia?
NATO Commander Philip Breedlove Believes “War Is Peace”.
By Stephen Lendman
Breedlove’s agenda risks potentially humanity ending nuclear war against
Secret Record Revealed In Austrian Court
Yanukovich Pressured Into Union With Eu By Nuland
By John Helmer
Judge Bauer rejected extradition, ruling there had been improper
political interference by the US Government in the Firtash case.
Isis On The Run? The US Portrayal is Very Far
From The Truth
By Patrick Cockburn
The map issued by the Pentagon to prove that Isis had lost territory
shows how false optimism dominates the actions of the outside powers
towards the Middle East.
Samples of Israeli Horrific Brutality and War
Criminality in Gaza
By Glenn Greenwald
he Israeli group Breaking the Silence issued a report this morning
containing testimony from Israeli soldiers about the savagery and
criminality committed by the Israeli military during the attack on Gaza
Why Iran Must Remain a US Enemy
By Gareth Porter
The interests of the most powerful institutions in the US national
security state remain tied to a continuation of the policy of treating
Iran as the premier enemy of the US. Continue
Following the Money: The New Anti-Semitism?
By Jim Lobe and Charles Davis
In truth, it’s not the president of Argentina’s supposed bigotry that
offends, though, but the powerful enemies she’s made (and how much
Henry A. Giroux: Liberalism's Failures in a Time
of Increasing Violence, Racism, Inequality and State Terrorism
By Eric Poulin
Liberals and conservatives represent a social formation in the service
of big money, and by chasing after power, they have become corrupt and
Make the Rich Panic
By Chris Hedges
If you want change you can believe in, destroy the system.
The Five-Step Process to Privatize Everything
By Paul Buchheit
At the heart of privatization is a disdain for government and a love of
Scalia and Alito: Have You No Sense of Decency,
By Bill Quigley
In the recent marriage equality case, Supreme Court Justices Samuel
Alito and Antonin Scalia argued that marriage equality opens the door to
polygamy, underage sex, and incest between brothers and sisters.
"Mandate my ass!"
Gil Scott Heron - "B" Movie
By Gil Scott Heron
Nostalgia, that's what we want...the good ol' days...when we gave'em
hell. When the buck stopped somewhere and you could still buy something
28 killed in bomb attacks, clashes with IS in
Iraq: A total of 28
people were killed and over 29 others wounded on Monday in bomb attacks
and clashes with Islamic State (IS) militants across Iraq, security
U.S. strike in Syria blamed for scores of deaths
linked to Arab-Kurd rivalry: 55
villagers killed in what it condemned as a “massacre committed by the
U.S.-led coalition under the pretext of targeting the Islamic State.”
US kills 64 civilians in Syria coalition strike:
A Syrian rights group reported Monday that the death toll of civilians
purportedly killed in airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on a village
controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria has risen to 64,
including 31 children, as the U.S. military said it is assessing whether
to launch a formal investigation into the claim.
Mysterious new force emerges in Yemen to fight
rebels: A shadowy new pro-government
force has been deployed in the embattled Yemeni port city of Aden,
according to reports Sunday, sparking speculation that ground troops
from the Saudi-led coalition may have joined the battle against Houthi
rebels and their allies.
Stuck in Yemen: A Personal History:
Like other American citizens stuck in Yemen, I’ve been trying to leave
since the Saudi-led air campaign started last month. The U.S. government
has done little to help.
At Ethiopian-Israeli rally, blood and smoke and
scant hope for the future: Melees
between protesters and cops leave 50 injured, as Tel Aviv protest
against racism and police brutality devolves into chaos
‘We made a mistake’: Israeli president to
Ethiopians after thousands-strong protest:
Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has said the country’s government “made
a mistake” ignoring the issues of the Ethiopian population. The
protesters “exposed an open, bleeding wound in the heart of Israeli
society,” the president added.
Nigerian troops killed dozens of civilians in
revenge for soldier deaths, community leaders
: Community leaders and residents accused Nigerian troops on Sunday of
killing dozens of civilians and razing homes to avenge the deaths of six
With rescue near, Boko Haram fighters stoned
Nigerian girls to death: Even with
the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not
end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women
were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded
as they walked to freedom.
Libya foreign currency reserves plummeted by 25
percent in 2014: Official data says
Libya faces financial meltdown if current spending is maintained and the
country's civil conflict remains unresolved
22 more Taliban killed, wounded in Kundoz
fighting: A statement issued by the
Ministry of Interior on Monday morning states that including two Taliban
commanders 22 more militants have been killed and wounded in Kundoz
Taliban attack security base in north Afghanistan
killing 18 soldiers: Dozens of
Taliban fighters attacked a security base in northern Afghanistan
killing 18 soldiers and wounding 15 in a night-long battle, an official
U.S. Kills 12 Suspected Afghan Taliban:
“Yesterday at 5 p.m. the U.S. drone targeted alleged, Taliban insurgents
travelling by a corolla wagon car and a motorbike. All of them have been
killed and their vehicles were destroyed,” Mashriqiwal told Anadolu
Rebels Kill 8 Indian Paramilitary Soldiers:
Naga rebels armed with automatic weapons fired at two trucks carrying
the soldiers in Nagaland state, in a region bordering Myanmar, police
said. The mountainous region is known for its natural beauty but has
been battling insurgency for decades.
1 dead, 13 wounded as suicide bomber hits minibus
in Afghanistan: A suicide bomber has
targeted a minibus with government employees in Kabul, Afghanistan,
killing at least one person and wounding 13 others.
Two Ukraine soldiers, one rebel killed in
clashes: Two Ukrainian soldiers and
one rebel have been killed in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours,
officials said Monday, as both sides traded blame over increasing
Judge Rebuffs U.S. in Rejecting Extradition of
Ukraine Billionaire: In a defeat for
the United States, an Austrian judge refused Thursday to order the
extradition of Dmitri V. Firtash, a Ukrainian billionaire and onetime
patron of the country’s ousted president, Viktor F. Yanukovych, siding
with defense lawyers who said the American request was politically
Police shoot dead two gunmen at Texas exhibit of
Prophet Mohammad cartoons: Texas
police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire on Sunday outside an exhibit
of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad that was organized by a group
described as anti-Islamic and billed as a free-speech event.
May 03, 2015
US “Grand Strategy” for War Against China Laid
By Nick Beams
Entitled “Revising US Grand Strategy Toward China,” the report is
nothing less than an agenda for war.
Did a Chinese-Russian-Iranian Coalition Opposing
NATO Debut in Moscow?
By Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
The Moscow Conference on International Security in April was used as a
venue to give notice to the US and NATO that other world powers will not
let it do as it pleases.
Who is Bombing Whom in the Middle East?
By Robert Fisk
The sectarian and theological nature of this war seems perfectly clear
to all who live in the Middle East – albeit not to our American chums.
CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou Calls on
Journalists to Tell ‘Full Story’ of US Torture
By John Casey
“If the next president decides he wants to torture prisoners, all he
needs is a stroke of his pen. We need legislation that will permanently
and formally outlaw torture,”
The Lasting Pain from Vietnam Silence
By Ray McGovern
The fortieth anniversary of the ugly end of the U.S. adventure in
Vietnam is a time to speak.
US Control Over the World Is Rapidly Eroding
By Michael Payne
An increasing number of countries have decided that they have had enough
of this intimidation and they no longer will be controlled and dominated
by the U.S. government.
No Alternatives to US Empire: Bernie Sanders and
the 2016 Elections
By Vincent Emanuele
For Sanders, it’s not that the US Empire or Pentagon is inherently
unsustainable and destructive, it’s that they are simply being
mismanaged and misused.
IS group claims Iraq car bomb attack that killed
19: The Islamic State group claimed
responsibility Sunday for a late-night car bomb attack in the heart of
Baghdad that killed at least 19 people, saying it was targeting a Shiite
Syrian air raid near school kills at least 7:
A Syrian government air raid struck near a school in the northern city
of Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least seven people including children,
two activist groups said.
Syrian army advances in eastern Damascus:
The Syrian army on Sunday wrested back control over an important town in
eastern countryside of capital Damascus, cutting a key rebel supply
route, according to the official SANA news agency.
Nusra to use anti-tank weapons in Qalamoun battle:
The Nusra Front announced Sunday that it is training its fighters in the
use of anti-tank weapons in Syria’s Qalamoun mountain range, ahead of a
highly anticipated battle with Hezbollah and the Syrian army.
Heavy clashes in Aden airport,:
"Special forces from the southern fighters have been prepared and
trained for an operation to attack Aden airport," said Ali al-Ahmadi,
spokesman for the Southern Popular Resistance.
Yemen: Saudi-Led Troops Deployed On The Ground:
At least 20 troops from a Saudi-led coalition have entered the Yemeni
city of Aden to fight Houthi rebels, it has been claimed.
Officials: Arab coalition 'reconnaissance' troops
in Yemen: The Yemeni military
officials and witnesses reached in Aden said the black-clad and masked
coalition troops landed in a central area between Aden's neighborhood of
Al-Mansoura and the airport. They said helicopter gunships hovered above
the landing area.
Saudi Arabia denies deployment of ground troops
in Aden: Saudi Arabia denied that a
ground operation was under way by the anti-Houthi coalition it leads,
but declined to comment on Sunday on the presence of special forces - a
topic Riyadh has consistently refused to address in the more than
Report: U.S.-supplied cluster bombs in Yemen:
Human Rights Watch has accused Saudi Arabia of dropping U.S.-supplied
cluster bombs in the fight against Houthi rebels in Yemen. The small
bombs, if unexploded, can lay dormant and then detonate when people
stumble upon one by chance, killing or maiming them as a result.
US is responsible for the deaths of thousands of
innocent people: Over the past 10
years, thousands of innocent Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis, Yemenis and
other inhabitants of the area generally designated as the Middle East,
as well as parts of Africa such as Somalia, have been killed by American
AP Poll: Most Americans Agree With Killing
Citizens With Drones: Most Americans
agree with using a drone to kill one of their fellow citizens if they
have joined a terrorist association, according to a recent poll.
Israel's Baltimore? Israelis Protest Police
Brutality : Police have threatened to
suppress a rally in Tel Aviv, prompted by footage of two police officers
beating an Israeli Ethiopian soldier earlier in the week. Thousands of
Israelis protested Sunday, amid allegations of police brutality
At least 10 migrants found dead in sea off Libya:
Italy's Coast Guard and Navy as well as tugs and other commercial
vessels joined forces to rescue migrants in at least 16 boats Sunday,
saving hundreds of them and recovering 10 bodies off Libya's coast, as
smugglers took advantage of calm seas to send packed vessels across the
5 militants killed in Afghanistan:
At least five militants were killed and seven others injured on Sunday
in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.
Ukraine soldier, civilian killed in clashes:
A Ukrainian soldier and a civilian were killed in the past 24 hours in
Ukraine’s separatist-held east amid a marked increase in fighting
despite a fragile ceasefire, authorities said Sunday.
Greek Aid Talks Gain Urgency as Breakthrough
Remains Elusive: Greece and its
international creditors are still far apart on key elements of the
country’s bailout agenda after four days of intensive negotiations.
Florida Cop Fired After Video Shows him Unload
AR-15 on Fleeing Man that He Couldn’t Even See:
Officer David Johnston opened fire and squeezed off 23 rounds at a man
inside a parking garage. The suspect was on the other side of iron
gates, posed no threat whatsoever to Johnston, and was 90 feet away
Baltimore protester wearing ‘F**k the police
T-shirt’ gets face full of pepper spray
(VIDEO): Police officers sprayed pepper at him at a near point-blank
range. The man was then pulled to the ground by the hair and dragged
away by three law enforcers. The man didn’t appear to be resisting the
May Day Mayhem: 3 SPD officers hurt as rioters
march through Seattle: Police say
black-clad May Day marchers hurled wrenches and rocks at officers and
hit police with sticks as a Friday evening march through Seattle's
Capitol Hill neighborhood turned violent, injuring three officers -- two
May 02, 2015
US Climbing into Bed with Al-Qaeda
By Daniel Lazare
The Obama administration has finally come clean about its goals in
Syria. In the battle to overthrow Bashar al-Assad, it is siding with Al
A Terrific Day For U.S. Target Intelligence In
Syria And Yemen
By Moon Of Alabama
What will those Yemenis who's relatives were killed in the hospital
strike yesterday think about such U.S. targeting support?
The Saudi 9/11 Cover-Up
By Roger Stone
The Saudis are playing a dangerous double game.
Scandals, Scandals, & More Scandals
By Martin Armstrong
Putin threatens to release evidence that 9/11 was in part an attack
against its own people by the U.S. government to create a new enemy.
Why NATO is Terrified of Russia
By Pepe Escobar
Western Ukraine is doomed; leave it to the austerity-ravaged EU – which,
by the way, doesn’t want it.
Techno-Financial Capital and Genocide of the
Poorest of the Poor
By James Petras
Today, the ‘poorest of the poor’ are superfluous to empire and thus the
policy of genocide.
If You’re Black in America, the Rules are
By Mike Whitney
Would Freddie Gray be Dead If He was White?
Bush, Blair Legacy Continues As -ISIS
militants execute 600 Yezidis northern Iraq: Report:
Erbil, Kurdistan Region – On Friday the so-called Sharia Court of the
Islamic State group (IS/ISIS) reportedly executed 600 hostages from the
Yezidi community of Shingal (Sinjar) in the Talafar district in northern
43 killed in suicide bomb, battles between IS,
security forces in Iraq: - A total of
43 people were killed on Saturday in a suicide car bombing and heavy
clashes between the Iraqi security forces and Islamic State (IS)
militants in Iraq's western province of Anbar, provincial security
Security forces kill 37 Daesh militants in
western Iraq: Iraqi security forces
have killed 37 Daesh militants Saturday in clashes that took place in
the city of al-Karma in the western province of Anbar, an army source
said. Major General Mohamed al-Delimi told The Anadolu Agency that the
Iraqi forces were advancing toward central al-Karma to capture it from
US-led airstrikes kill 52 Syrian
civilians: "Airstrikes by the
coalition early on Friday on the village of Birmahle in Aleppo province
killed 52 civilians," Seven of the victims were children. A further 13
were buried under the rubble, he added.
Rebel shelling kills 12 in Aleppo: Syria state TV:
Syrian rebels shelled government-held districts in the northern city of
Aleppo on Saturday, killing at least 12 civilians, including three
children, state media reported.
Rebels Backed by CIA Join al-Qaeda in Fight
Against Assad in Syria: With the
United States struggling to find capable “moderate” rebel forces that it
can support in Syria, Washington has secretly started backing brigades
that fight alongside al-Qaeda groups against President Bashar al-Assad’s
Turkey, US to start train-and-equip plan for
Syria mercenaries May 9: The program
to train and arm a force that is expected to eventually total more than
15,000 troops has been mired in delays as many details of the plan, such
as whether or how Washington would come to their aid on the battlefield,
Yemeni Houthis call on U.N. to end Saudi strikes-
statement: Yemeni Houthi rebels
called on the United Nations on Saturday to seek an end to Saudi Arabian
air strikes against them that they described as blatant aggression
against the country.
UN fails to back Russian appeal for ceasefire in
Yemen: The UN Security Council was
unable on Friday to agree on a Russian-drafted statement demanding an
immediate ceasefire or at least humanitarian pauses in the fighting in
Russian U.N. envoy: West, Arab states pay 'lip
service' on Yemen aid: - Russia
criticized Western and Arab members of the U.N. Security Council on
Friday for paying "lip service" to humanitarian needs in Yemen after the
council was unable to agree on a Russian-drafted statement calling for
pauses in fighting to allow delivery of aid.
US commander: Loss of military toehold in Yemen
is worrisome: The top commander of
U.S. special operations forces is expressing “very great concern” about
losing a presence on the ground in Yemen, where his forces had been
working with Yemeni forces against al-Qaida’s affiliate there.
Iran vows to protect security interests in Yemen:
"Others will not be allowed to put our shared security at risk with
military adventures," Tasnim quoted Abdollahian as saying in reference
to a month-long military campaign in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and other
Food scarcity is fanning flames of ‘war on
terror’: The peer-reviewed study,
published last month in the journal Sustainability, builds on growing
evidence that a lack of “access to critical resources, including food,
energy and water, can, in certain circumstances, lead to violent
Hamas: Unity government must include all Palestinian factions:
A senior Hamas official has called on Palestinians to resolve the
suffering of Gazans by forming a national unity government comprising
all Palestinian factions.
David Cameron defends Israel's right to commit
mass murder of Palestinian civilians:
When Israel killed 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children, in its
2014 war on Gaza, Cameron says it was just 'defending itself'.
Pakistani airstrikes kill 44 militants: military:
Pakistani airstrikes on Saturday killed at least 44 militants in the
country's lawless tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, the military said,
part of a massive operation against the Taliban.
Pakistanis accuse Obama of double standards on
civilians killed by drones:
Drone-strike survivors and family members of innocent Pakistani victims,
lawyers and government officials in Pakistan asked why those victims
don’t also warrant an apology and compensation from the United States.
They wonder why it takes the deaths of Westerners to bring the
controversial drone program back to the public debate in the United
Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on US
citizens: More than 75 percent of
those polled support the use of drones to target US citizens who join
foreign 'terrorist' groups
25 rebels killed, 21 injured in Khost firefight:
The pre-dawn clashes that broke out in Alisher and Terazai districts
also left two border policemen dead and five others injured, the
governor’s spokesman, Abdul Wahid Pathan, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
ISIS-Linked Fighters Tighten Grip in Afghanistan:
Foreign militants fighting under the black flag of ISIS are conquering
territory in northern Afghanistan, terrorizing residents and outmatching
the Taliban's brutality, villagers and local officials told NBC News.
Afghan delegation heads to Qatar for talks with
the Taliban: An Afghan government
delegation is heading to Qatar for “open discussions” with
representatives of the Taliban aimed at ending Afghanistan’s long war,
officials have said.
Rocket attack kills three at Benghazi medical
centre in Libya: A rocket hit a
medical centre in Libya's eastern Benghazi on Friday, killing three
people, medics said.
Migrants 'being held in cages at Tripoli zoo by
Libyan armed groups': Men, women and
children waiting to be smuggled across the Mediterranean crammed into
school classrooms and zoo enclosures in Libya, human rights organisation
Two cops, one civilian killed in Burundi protests:
Police say two policemen and a civilian have been killed and several
others wounded in a grenade attack in the Burundian capital Bujumbura.
Egypt army says killed 29 'terrorists' in Sinai:
"Twenty nine terrorists were killed in shootouts with army and police
troops in northern Sinai between April 20 and 30," army spokesman
Mohamed Samir said on Facebook.
Three migrants killed after boat sinks off the
coast of Egypt’s Beheira: Border
police arrested 31 of the survivors, including 13 Syrians, 15 Sudanese,
two Eritreans and one Egyptian.
More than 1,400 migrants rescued from smugglers’
boats: —Ships from Italy and France
rescued more than 1,400 migrants on Saturday after smugglers’ boats ran
into trouble in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya.
Ukraine Attacks Donetsk People’s Republic With
Tanks, Grenade Launchers: Is Kiev
Violating Ceasefire Deal?
Psychologists met in secret with Bush officials
to help justify torture – report:
Newly disclosed emails reveal American Psychological Association
coordinated with officials in CIA and White House to help ethically
justify detainee program
Anderson Cooper Confronted On CIA Media
Connections: In this video Luke
Rudkowski got a chance to talk to Anderson Cooper of CNN about him being
trained to be a CIA agent in college and the relationship between the
CIA and the main stream media.
In 50-49 vote, US Senate says climate change not
caused by humans: The Senate rejected
the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change, days
after NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
declared 2014 the hottest year ever recorded on Earth.
Six Baltimore police officers charged in Freddie
Gray's death: Widespread outrage over
the death of Freddie Gray gave way to impromptu celebrations Friday
after Baltimore's chief prosecutor filed criminal charges against the
six police officers who arrested him, drove him to a police station and
ignored his pleas for medical help.
Seattle ‘riot’: Police deploy flashbangs, tear
gas against May Day marchers (VIDEOS):
Protesters at a May Day march in Seattle, Washington clashed with police
during what law enforcement called "a riot" on Friday. Officers deployed
flashbangs and pepper spray to try and get the crowd under control.
A Residence With Locking Doors And A Working
Toilet Is All That's Needed To Justify A No-Knock Warrant:
What's detailed here should raise concerns in every citizen.
Marc Faber: Stocks Will Drop '30 to 40 Percent at
Minimum' as Bubble Bursts: With the
S&P 500 index hovering less than 2 percent below its record high, many
market participants are calling for a correction of about 10 percent.
Marc Faber, editor of The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report, is calling for a
little more than that.
Major U.S. Retailers Are Closing More Than 6,000
Stores: If the U.S. economy really is
improving, then why are big U.S. retailers permanently shutting down
thousands of stores?
One in five millennial parents is impoverished,
study finds: Millennial incomes have
decreased about 10% in the past 10 years, while workers over 35 saw a 4%
drop in wages.
1 in 4 US renters must use half their pay for
housing costs: That's the finding of
an analysis of Census data by Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit
that helps finance affordable housing. The number of such households has
jumped 26 percent to 11.25 million since 2007.
IRS Seizes $107,000 From Innocent Small Business,
Despite Recent Policy Changes: Lyndon
McLellan has spent more than a decade running L&M Convenience Mart, a
gas station, restaurant, and convenience store in rural Fairmont, North
Carolina. Then, one year ago, without any warning, agents from the IRS
seized his entire bank account, totalling more than $107,000.
May 01, 2015
Is Merkel a CIA Asset?
By Finian Cunningham
Merkel's take on Ukraine and Russia is so completely at odds
with reality and against the national interests of her own people, the
question of just who is she serving comes to the fore.
The Pentagon's 'Long War' Pits NATO Against
China, Russia and Iran
By Pepe Escobar
Washington will never “secure” the Middle East with Iran as a vassal
How U.S. Backed Rebel Groups in Syria are
Fighting Alongside ‘Al Qaeda’.
By Interventions Watch
Anyone remember when ‘Al Qaeda’ were the most evil and depraved
‘terrorist’ group ever to walk the face of the Earth?
Why is the US Trying to Replace the Assad
Government With al-Qaeda in Syria?
By Paul Larudee
We are apparently promoting the defeat of a government that is not our
enemy in order to replace it with one that is.
US Should Support The Secular Regime of Bashar
By Lawrence Davidson
Washington should also support the military effort of Iran, Hezbollah,
and the Kurds to fight al-Nusra and ISIS. After all we are already
aiding the Iraqi government in the exact same endeavor.
Sham and Shame
Saudi-US Slaughter in Yemen Shows Truth of Terror War
By Chris Floyd
Can we at last give up the pretense that the “War on Terror” has
anything at all to do with “fighting terrorism?” It is solely about
power and profit, and has been from the beginning.
American Responsibility For Global Refugee Crises
By Margaret Kimberley
The truth is that the United States and its allies lied to the world
when they claimed a dubious responsibility to protect Libyans. They were
interested in nothing of the sort.
Making More Enemies than
By Taylor Owen and Ben Kiernan
“DEAR OBAMA, when a U.S. drone missile kills a child in Yemen, the
father will go to war with you, guaranteed. Nothing to do with Al
This Is Insanity.
By Joe Clifford
We continue to make the same mistakes of killing innocents and thinking
we can “kill our way to victory”
The Greatest Danger in the World Today
By Dana Visalli
We committed genocide against the 3.5 million of the Vietnamese people
that we slaughtered in the American War.
Cowardly Firing of Australian State-Funded TV
Journalist Highlights the West’s Real Religion
By Glenn Greenwald
The central dogma of this religion is tribal superiority: Our Side is
more civilized, more peaceful, superior to Their Side.
Obama’s “No Growth, No Jobs, No Recovery” Economy
Gives Up The Ghost
By Mike Whitney
Obama not only shot himself in the foot, he might have blown off his
Invest in Activism, Not Bernie Sanders
By David Swanson
Please do not give him or Hillary or the wonderful Jill Stein or any
other candidate a dime or a moment of your life.
UN warns on Yemen aid as 47 killed in Aden:
The United Nations warned fuel shortages threaten to halt all relief
operations in Yemen "within days" as Saudi-led airstrikes and ground
fighting killed 47 people in second city Aden.
Yemen: Saudi-led Airstrike Kills 20 Civilians:
At least 20 civilians were killed on Friday in airstrikes by a Saudi-led
coalition in the Yemeni capital Sana'a, medical officials said, amid
growing international concern about civilian casualties in the country's
ISIS releases video of Yemeni soldiers execution
– report: A branch of the Islamic
State in Yemen has released footage allegedly showing the beheadings of
four Yemeni soldiers and the shooting of 11 others, an observer said. It
comes a week after the group declared its official presence in the
Fierce fighting grips Yemen's Aden as residents
flee: Houthi fighters clash with
Popular Resistance Committees for control of Aden's main airport as
families flee the city.
Yemen rebels attack Saudi border, dozens killed:
Saudi Arabia said its forces killed dozens of Iran-backed rebels from
Yemen who launched their first major attack on the kingdom since
Saudi-led air strikes began last month.
Islamist fighters seize southern Syria crossing:
monitor: The hardline Ahrar al-Sham
group in Syria and other insurgents seized a crossing in the southwest
frontier area near Israel on Thursday from a small group of rival
Islamist fighters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring
Six Hezbollah fighters killed by Nusra Front on
Syria-Lebanon border: “Activists
reported a huge explosion against a Hezbollah supply convoy in Qalamun
and the loud blast was heard across the region,” the TV network said.
Rebels fight Syrian army near Assad hometown:
Islamist rebels and the Syrian army fought fierce battles in Latakia
province overnight close to President Bashar Assad's ancestral home, the
army and rebels said, after weeks of insurgent gains in the country's
150 Syrian government troops besieged in Jisr al-Shughur:
The city fell to rebel forces last week prompting fears of a takeover of
Islamist rebels battle Syrian army near Assad
heartland: Islamist rebels and the
Syrian army fought fierce battles in Latakia province overnight close to
President Bashar al-Assad's ancestral home, the army and rebels said,
after weeks of insurgent gains in the country's northwest.
Shared battlefield goals trump ideology among
Syria rebels - for now: - Hardline
Islamists fighting side-by-side with groups backed by the United States
have made gains in northern Syria in recent weeks while showing rare
unity, which some fear may be short-lived.
Car bombs kill 21 people in Iraq; EU warns of
The head of the European Union's humanitarian aid department warned on
Thursday that the situation in Iraq is deteriorating rapidly while the
world is preoccupied with crises elsewhere.
Iraq poised to deploy Iran-backed Shi'ite militia
in offensive in West: Iraq is poised
to deploy Shi'ite paramilitaries backed by Iran to Sunni tribal areas
west of Baghdad, a move supporters say is needed to defeat Islamic State
militants but opponents say could inflame more sectarian violence.
Iran says warships at the entrance to key Yemen
strait: US officials said the Iranian
naval convoy had left the Bab el-Mandab, but Iranian navy officials say
they never left
Senate rejects tying terrorism support to Iran
sanctions relief: The U.S. Senate
rejected an effort on Wednesday to tie sanctions relief for Iran under
an international nuclear agreement to a requirement that President
Barack Obama certify that Tehran is not supporting acts of terrorism
UN finds Israel killed dozens at Gaza schools but
ducks call for accountability: UN
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent a published summary of the report to
the Security Council on Monday. But notably lacking in his letter
conveying the report was any call for Israel to be held accountable for
the atrocities it details.
Oppose the Canadian Government’s
Threat to Criminalize Criticism of Israel:
Another attempt to suppress criticism of Israel, the Canadian government
has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Israel which makes the
claim that “the selective targeting of Israel is the new face of
anti-Semitism” and declares that Canada will oppose those who support
the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
Clashes between Mali army, rebels kills 19:
defense ministry: Ten militants and
nine soldiers have died in clashes between the Malian army and a Tuareg
rebel alliance, the defence ministry said Thursday, raising fears for
the country's fragile peace process.
Three men were executed by IS militants for
homosexuality in Derna, Libya: The
Libya Herald reports that three men, accused of being homosexual, are
reported to have been executed by the Islamic State (IS) in Derna
yesterday. The men were reportedly shot in the head at the town’s main
Ateeq Mosque following afternoon (Asr) prayers, after being seized some
Nigeria: More women and children freed from Boko
Haram: Military says at least 160
children and women rescued from the Sambisa Forest, days after 293
others were freed.
Boko Haram renames itself Islamic State's West
Africa Province (Iswap) : Militants
launch new offensive against government forces
French soldiers accused of raping CAR children:
France is investigating allegations that its peacekeepers sexually
abused children in the Central African Republic after a leaked UN report
said victims as young as eight were raped in exchange for food and
UN aid worker suspended for leaking report on
child abuse by French troops: A
senior United Nations aid worker has been suspended for disclosing to
prosecutors an internal report on the sexual abuse of children by French
peacekeeping troops in the Central African Republic.
CIA's torture experts now use their skills in
secret drones program: There are many
similarities between CIA’s use of drones and torture: Secrecy, lack of
oversight and yes, even some of the people overseeing the programs
27 militants, 5 security men killed in Pakistan:
At least 27 militants and five security personnel were killed on
Thursday during a military operation in Khyber Agency, a tribal area in
the Federally Administered Tribal Areas region of Pakistan, media
25 Militants Killed by Afghan Army in Khost:
25 militants were killed during coordinated attacks at a number of
border security forces' check posts in Alisher District of Khost
province, local officials said.
Vietnam PM attacks 'barbarous US
crimes' on war anniversary: Vietnam's
premier on Thursday hit out at the "barbarous crimes" of its wartime
American foe as the nation marked four decades since the fall of Saigon,
an event that delivered a communist victory and a painful blow to U.S.
moral and military prestige.
Melbourne city centre blocked by protests over
closure of Indigenous communities – as it happened:
Thousands of people joined rallies in towns and cities around Australia
and overseas to protest against threatened withdrawal of funding from
Two fighters, two civilians killed in Ukraine
clashes: A Ukrainian soldier, a
pro-Russian rebel and two civilians have been killed in fighting in the
country's east over the past 24 hours, despite a shaky ceasefire,
officials said Thursday.
House committee approves $200 million for arming
Ukraine: Citing an anti-Russia policy
brief, US lawmakers approved $200 million for providing “lethal weapons
of a defensive nature” to the Ukrainian government as part of the $600
billion Pentagon budget proposal for the fiscal year 2016.
Russia may be readying for new Ukraine offensive:
NATO commander: Russia's military may be taking advantage of a recent
lull in fighting in eastern Ukraine to lay the groundwork for a new
military offensive, NATO's top commander told the U.S. Congress on
Moscow denies agreeing deployment of peacekeepers
in Ukraine: Russian President Putin
did not agree to a possible deployment of peacekeepers in eastern
Ukraine, his spokesman said in response to Kiev’s claims to the
contrary. Moscow insists that all points of the Minsk agreement are
China, Russia to hold first-ever Mediterranean
naval exercise: The Russian and
Chinese Navies are to hold a joint exercise in the Mediterranean Sea in
mid-May, a first in that part of the world. A total of nine warships
from the two countries are to participate, Beijing said.
Coverup claims over revelation that Germany spied
on EU partners for US: Germany has
been spying and eavesdropping on its closest partners in the EU and
passing the information to the US for more than a decade, a
parliamentary inquiry in Berlin has found, triggering allegations of
lying and coverups reaching to the very top of Angela Merkel’s
Greek pensioners start bank runs after payments
delayed: Panic descended in Athens on
Thursday as Greece’s 2 million pensioners were hit with delays to their
monthly state stipend. Pensioners raided their accounts and broke into a
board meeting, according to reports.
British voters show how to give politicians a
roasting: This was the kind of
encounter that is almost never seen in U.S. politics. American
politicians would be stunned by the style of voters in Britain.
Climate change threatens one in six species with
extinction, study finds: After
reviewing more than one hundred scientific papers, the study finds as
many as 16% of plant and animal species on land and in the oceans would
be under threat with four degrees of warming.
American Psychological Association played
critical role in CIA torture program:
A report by health professionals and human rights activists has exposed
the role of the American Psychological Association (APA) in
collaborating with the Bush White House and the CIA in developing and
defending torture and abuse of detainees in the so-called “war on
Emails Reveal Close Relationship Between
Psychology Group and CIA: Newly
released emails show a close relationship between the American
Psychological Association and the psychologists who helped create the
architecture of the CIA’s torture program.
Prosecutor: Gray's death a homicide; 6 Baltimore
officers charged: Six Baltimore
police officers have been charged, including one with murder, in the
death of a black man who was arrested and suffered a fatal neck injury
while riding in a moving police van, the city's chief prosecutor said on
Freddie Gray 'died from head injury in police
van': Freddie Gray's fatal injuries
were the result of slamming into the back of a Baltimore police van, a
Washington TV station reported. Citing police sources, WJLA reported
that a medical examiner determined Gray's neck was broken when his head
struck the back of the van.