Friday, February 21, 2014

▶ Piglet Puree Fed to Sows Outrages Activists - YouTube

▶ Piglet Puree Fed to Sows Outrages Activists - YouTube

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Man found dead on Maersk Alabama in Seychelles was former US navy Seal | World news | theguardian.com

Man found dead on Maersk Alabama in Seychelles was former US navy Seal | World news | theguardian.com: "One of two American security officers found dead off the coast of Africa on the ship from the movie Captain Phillips was a former US navy Seal, according to a service record released to the Associated Press on Thursday."

Leaked documents show how US authorities hounded WikiLeaks - Reporters Without Borders

Leaked documents show how US authorities hounded WikiLeaks - Reporters Without Borders: "Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the US government’s persecution of WikiLeaks. Secret documents published by journalists Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Gallagher show how the US and British intelligence agencies, the NSA and GCHQ, were used against the news leaks website and its founder, Julian Assange."

ZCommunications » Most Venezuelans have a blind spot on their own country according to James Bloodworth

ZCommunications » Most Venezuelans have a blind spot on their own country according to James Bloodworth: "James Bloodworth, when he isn’t applauding Obama’s murderous drone attacks on Pakistan, occasionally takes time out to complain about leftists supporting the Venezuelan government. He claims that Venezuela has become a “nightmare” and that, despite elections that he appears to acknowledge are clean and transparent, Venezuelans are, nevertheless, “living under tyranny” because of the government’s “unwillingness to tolerate dissent”.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Distorting Russia | The Nation

Distorting Russia | The Nation: "The degradation of mainstream American press coverage of Russia, a country still vital to US national security, has been under way for many years. If the recent tsunami of shamefully unprofessional and politically inflammatory articles in leading newspapers and magazines—particularly about the Sochi Olympics, Ukraine and, unfailingly, President Vladimir Putin—is an indication, this media malpractice is now pervasive and the new norm."

On the UK's Equating of Journalism With Terrorism - The Intercept

On the UK's Equating of Journalism With Terrorism - The Intercept"That such repressive measures come from British political culture is to be expected. The political elite of that country cling desperately to 17th century feudal traditions. Grown adults who have been elected or appointed to nothing run around with a straight face insisting that they be called “Lord” and “Baroness” and other grandiose hereditary titles of the landed gentry. They bow and curtsey to a “Queen”, who lives in a “palace”, and they call her sons “Prince”. They embrace a wide range of conceits and rituals of a long-ago collapsed empire. The wig-wearing presiding judge who issued this morning’s ruling equating journalism with terrorism is addressed as “Lord Justice Laws”, best known for previously approving the use of evidence to detain people that had been derived from torture at Guantanamo."

Monday, February 17, 2014

Article: US and EU Are Paying Ukrainian Rioters and Protesters | OpEdNews

Article: US and EU Are Paying Ukrainian Rioters and Protesters | OpEdNews: "A number of confirmations have come in from readers that Washington is fueling the violent protests in Ukraine with our taxpayer dollars. Washington has no money for food stamps or to prevent home foreclosures, but it has plenty of money with which to subvert Ukraine."

Egypt and Russia strengthen relations to raise US concerns | The Manila Times Online

Egypt and Russia strengthen relations to raise US concerns | The Manila Times Online

"RUSSIA and Egypt are nearing a $3 billion arms purchase agreement that will be financed by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Russian daily Vedomosti reported Feb. 14. While Egypt is not completely breaking with the United States, its move to enhance its ties with Moscow shows that Cairo feels it should no longer depend on Washington as its sole powerful ally." 

Republication by The Manila Times of this analysis is with the express permission of Stratfor.

Lying to Survive at the Air Force Academy: An Open Letter to Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson

Lying to Survive at the Air Force Academy: An Open Letter to Lt. Gen. Michelle JohnsonThe following letter was written by a client of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF) at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO:

Old Testament Armed Forces: Religious zealotry runs rampant in the U.S. military, and among those wishing to deploy it.

Old Testament Armed Forces: Religious zealotry runs rampant in the U.S. military, and among those wishing to deploy it."The American Conservative" - The connection between America’s wars in the Middle East—and its wars more generally—with the more fundamentalist forms of Christianity in the United States is striking. Opinion polls suggest that the more religiously conservative one is, the more one will support overseas wars or even what many might describe as war crimes. Fully 60 percent of self-described evangelicals supported torturing suspected terrorists in 2009, for example. That is somewhat puzzling, as Christianity is, if anything, a religion of peace that only reluctantly embraced a “just war” concept that was deliberately and cautiously evolved to permit Christians—under very limited circumstances of imminent threat—to fight to defend themselves."

Judaism and Zionism: A Divorce In the Making…?

Judaism and Zionism: A Divorce In the Making…?Way back in October 2001, a prominent and widely respected liberal London rabbi, Dr. David Goldberg, made what I thought at the time was the most remarkable statement ever made by a Jew in the 53 years that had passed since the creation, mainly by terrorism and ethnic cleansing, of the Zionist (not Jewish) state of Israel. He said that Israel’s “colonization” of Palestine had left many Jews “questioning their unconditional support for Israel.” Then this: “It may be time for Judaism and Zionism to go their separate ways.”