Europe’s Attack on Greek Democracy
By Joseph E. Stiglitz
Almost none of the huge amount of money loaned to Greece
has actually gone there. It has gone to pay out
private-sector creditors – including German and French
America’s Got War
By William J.
Poverty, Drugs, Afghanistan, Iraq,
Terror, or How to Make War on Everything. -
Truth Is A Crime Against The State
By Paul Craig
The Western presstitutes have succeeded in creating a
false reality for insouciant Americans and also for much
of the European Union population.
The Lonely American
By Chris Hedges
A generation has fallen down the rabbit
hole of electronic hallucinations—with images often
dominated by violence and pornography -
27 Killed in air Strikes, Bomb Attacks in
Iraq: At least 27 people were
killed and 27 wounded on Monday in bomb attacks and air strikes by
the US-led coalition and Iraqi aircraft targeting Islamic State (IS)
militants across the country's western province of Anbar, a
provincial security source said.
61 killed in violence, clashes with IS
militants in Iraq: In Anbar
province, the army artillery pounded IS positions in Saggara area
near the city of Haditha, some 200 km northwest of the Iraqi capital
of Baghdad, leaving 26 IS militants killed along with destroying two
of their vehicles, a provincial security source told Xinhua on
condition of anonymity.
IS bombs kill 12 Syrian troops in Hasakeh:
monitor: Three Islamic State
group car bombs killed 12 Syrian troops and militiamen in the
northeastern city of Hasakeh where the jihadists have taken two
districts, a monitor said on Monday.
Syrian army retakes a key district of
Hassakeh city from militants: The
Syrian army said Monday it had recaptured a major residential
quarter in Hassakeh from ISIS insurgents who stormed the
strategically located northeastern city last week and drove out
thousands of civilians.
ISIS beheads a dozen men accused of fighting
for Al Qaeda in new sickening video
: the sickening footage shows the terrified men being interviewed
and paraded in front of the camera before their bloody execution.
Syria says Russia promises wide range of
support: "I got a promise of aid
to Syria - politically, economically and militarily," Walid al-Moualem
said at a televised news conference in Moscow after meeting Russian
President Vladimir Putin.
Israel made "humanitarian" aid to select
Syrian rebel groups: Defence
Minister Moshe Yaalon said that, from the outset, Israel knew there
were rebels among those it was helping and "placed two conditions on
this aid - that terrorist groups not approach the fence, and that
the Druze not be touched".
Saudi Arabia Kills 15 Civilians In Yemen:
15 Civilians Killed: Saudi fighter jets launched on Monday a fresh
round of airstrikes against various areas in Yemen killing at least
15 civilians, including women and children.
Saudi soldier killed in shelling near Yemeni
border: A Saudi soldier was
killed and another wounded by shelling from forces loyal to former
Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh and Houthi rebels near the Yemen
border, Saudi state news agency SPA said Sunday.
Ban urges probe of Saudi strikes on UN
compound in Yemen: A guard was
injured when the office of the UN Development Programme in the
southern city of Aden was hit on Sunday, causing serious damage,
said UN spokesman Farhan Haq.
Video claims to show Saudi border guards
beating Yemeni refugees: Footage
said to be from the Saudi Arabia-Yemen border appears to show
thousands of Yemeni refugees being refused entry to the kingdom
Palestinian woman stabs Israeli soldier at
Bethlehem checkpoint: An Israeli
army spokeswoman said that the soldier was in a "moderate" condition
after being stabbed by a Palestinian woman at the 300 checkpoint in
Israel largest state user of explosive
weapons in 2014 due to attack on Gaza:
-- Israel was the single largest user of explosive weapons among
international states in 2014 as a result of its war on Gaza, a
London-based NGO said this week, providing further testimony to its
devastating use of force on the coastal territory last summer.
Video: Israel has blocked our aid ship':
Footage shows passengers of the Freedom Flotilla delivering aid to
Gaza demanding action after their ship was seized by the Israeli
Clashes in Libya leave 14 Tobruk government
soldiers dead: Fourteen soldiers
loyal to Libya’s Tobruk-based government were killed on Sunday in
clashes with militants associated with the Mujahideen Shura Council
in the eastern city of Darnah, according to a local security source.
11 killed in raid on 'Boko Haram hideout' in
Chad: Several suspected Boko
Haram fighters have blown themselves up during a police raid in
N'Djamena, Chad's capital, killing five officers and six of the
fighters, police and government officials have said.
Chibok girls 'forced to join Nigeria's Boko
Haram': Some of the Chibok
schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria have been forced to join Islamist
militant group Boko Haram, the BBC has been told. Witnesses say some
are now being used to terrorise other captives, and are even
carrying out killings themselves.
Al-Shabab kills 5 Somali soldiers in attack
on army base: Al-Shabab militants
have killed at least five soldiers in an overnight attack on an army
base in the southern Somali port of Kismayo. Islamist fighters
beheaded some of the captured Somali soldiers after briefly taking
over the camp, witnesses told AFP news agency.
Burundi: 2 killed in overnight attacks blamed
on the police: Witnesses in Jabe
neighborhood in the nation's capital of Bujumbura, reported intense
gunfire Saturday night in an apparent police crackdown on areas seen
as hosting anti-government protesters.
Violence, targeted killings consume Burundi
protests: Burundi's protests move
towards a dark chapter with night-time assassinations as protesters
turn to grenades.
Top Burundi official flees on eve of
controversial vote: - The head of
Burundi's parliament on Sunday said he had fled the country on the
eve of key elections following weeks of violence, denouncing the
president's "illegal" third term bid.
Car bomb attack kills Egypt's top public
prosecutor: Egypt's top public
prosecutor died Monday of wounds sustained in a car bomb attack on
his convoy as it was leaving his Cairo home in a marked escalation
of Islamist militant attacks on the judiciary.
Three Killed, 14 Injured as Roadside Bomb
Targets a Bus in Egypt: The bus,
which belonged to General Authority For Roads, Bridges and Land
Transport, was carrying employees when the roadside bomb exploded in
south Shiekh Zwayed city, said head of North Sinai Security
Directorate, Ali Azazi.
Taliban ambush in Herat province 'kills 11
soldiers': The convoy of pick-up
trucks was attacked on Sunday evening in Karukh district of Herat,
In turf war with Afghan Taliban, Islamic
State loyalists gain ground: -
Fighters loyal to Islamic State have seized substantial territory in
Afghanistan for the first time, witnesses and officials said,
wresting areas in the east from rival Taliban insurgents in a new
threat to stability.
Cables detail Saudi diplomat’s meeting with
Haqqani’s son: Leaked Saudi
diplomatic cables reveal that the country’s embassy in Islamabad
remained in touch with the Haqqani network and also helped arrange a
visit for the militant group’s leader for medical treatment.
Secret Australia-Saudi deal on intelligence:
Leaked cables reveal the intelligence links between the Saudi
Arabian and Australian governments, and the Saudi influence on
Muslim communities here.
Media reports allege Australian politics
infiltrated by Italian mafia: Two
Australian media organisations reported on Monday that Australian
politics has been infiltrated at high levels by the Italian mafia,
although there was no suggestion of direct links between lawmakers
and the criminal syndicate.
EU, Russia and Ukraine aim for gas Deal
Tomorrow: The EU is hoping for a
deal that will cover "at least the winter, up until the end of
March," the source said. Russia accounts for about a third of the
EU's gas needs, with half that amount transiting via Ukraine.
Armenia police order protesters to disperse
after weeklong standoff but thousands refuse:
Riot police lined up across the road banged their truncheons against
their shields in warning, but made no immediate move. Behind them
stood water cannons and armored vehicles.
France attack suspect admits killing, police
make link to Syria: The suspect,
whose wife and sister were released on Sunday after two days of
questioning, is said by French security services to have associated
with hardline Islamists over more than a decade, and had previously
been flagged by them as a potential risk.
Greece to close banks Monday and begin
capital controls: Greek banks are
expected to stay shut until 7 July, two days after Greece's planned
referendum on the terms it had been offered by international
creditors for receiving fresh bailout money.
Greece won’t make IMF debt repayment Tuesday,
Greek official says: Earlier this
month, Greece had notified the IMF it plans to bundle its loan
repayments falling due this month into one payment of around 1.6
billion euros ($1.7 billion), which is due Tuesday.
Christine Lagarde, scourge of tax evaders,
pays no tax: IMF boss who caused
international outrage when she suggested that Greeks should pay
their taxes earns a tax-free salary
Italy rescues 21 boats in space of 24 hours:
Italian authorities were on Monday dealing with the arrival of
another 2,900 migrants at southern ports after 21 boats were rescued
in the space of 24 hours from waters off Libya.
The Honduran meltdown: Made in USA:
Six years after the coup in Honduras, it's time for another history
UK says Argentine plan to seize Falklands oil
driller assets 'unlawful': On
Saturday, a federal judge in Tierra del Fuego ordered the seizure of
$156 million in bank accounts, boats and other property belonging to
six European and U.S. oil companies operating in the islands.
US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain –
only Mexico has more: The report
says there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the US plus a
further 11.6 million who are bilingual, mainly the children of
Spanish-speaking immigrants. This puts the US ahead of Colombia (48
million) and Spain (46 million) and second only to Mexico (121
Records broken as heatwave hits US northwest:
Both India and Pakistan have had heatwaves this year, Western Europe
is developing one and North America is enduring one, in its
northwest. The precise definition differs from country to country
but the effects are the same.
FBI Reportedly Investigating String of Arsons
at Black Churches: Of the
fires—which broke out this week in Tennessee, Georgia, North
Carolina and South Carolina—three have been ruled arsons, with the
cause of the fourth still being investigated.
Supreme Court upholds lethal injections:
“And because some risk of pain is inherent in any method of
execution, we have held that the Constitution does not require the
avoidance of all risk of pain"
The death penalty: How we kill: What it means
for an inmate to be put to death in the US:
Lethal injection is by far the most common method of execution in
the U.S., and, because it is the most frequently used, it is the
WITH less than 5% of the world’s population, the United States holds
roughly a quarter of its prisoners: more than 2.3m people, including
1.6m in state and federal prisons and over 700,000 in local jails
and immigration pens. Per head, the incarceration rate in the land
of the free has risen seven-fold since the 1970s