Saturday, March 22, 2014

Article: Lights, Camera, Arrested: Americans Are Being Thrown in Jail for Filming Police | OpEdNews

Article: Lights, Camera, Arrested: Americans Are Being Thrown in Jail for Filming Police | OpEdNews: Once again, the U.S. government is attempting to police the world when it should be policing its own law enforcement agencies. We've got a warship cruising the Black Sea, fighter jets patrolling the Baltic skies, and a guided-missile destroyer searching the South China Sea for the downed Malaysia Airlines flight. All the while, back home in the U.S., our constitutional rights are going to hell in a hand basket, with homeowners being threatened with eviction for attempting to live off the grid, old women jailed for feeding crows, and citizens armed with little more than a cell phone arrested for daring to record police activities.

China, India back President Putin in Crimean reunification with Russia - News - World - The Voice of Russia: News, Breaking news, Politics, Economics, Business, Russia, International current events, Expert opinion, podcasts, Video

China, India back President Putin in Crimean reunification with Russia - News - World - The Voice of Russia: News, Breaking news, Politics, Economics, Business, Russia, International current events, Expert opinion, podcasts, Video: Argentine leader Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner also showed her support for the Russian Federation recalling that “the UN Charter stipulates the right of people to self-determination, which means that this rule should be applied to all countries without any exception”.
Read more: http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_03_19/China-India-back-President-Putin-in-Crimean-reunification-with-Russia-5588/

Friday, March 21, 2014

Article: Governence Under Delusion (GUD) | OpEdNews

Article: Governence Under Delusion (GUD) | OpEdNews: "With all the knowledge we have literally at our fingertips in the form of the world-wide web and access to all kinds of information, it is inconceivable that anyone in this day and age can feign ignorance. To claim ignorance in the 21st Century is laying a claim to a condition worse than ignorance: laziness. It seems that the most lazy amongst us are the very people we trust to give us the news of the world. The same people we trust to help us sort through the ever increasing bits of information we receive daily, are not really lazy. They know only too well what they are lying about or just omitting facts that would make those in power uncomfortable with their job performance."

Testosterone Pit - Home - From Now On, No Compromises Are Possible For Russia

Testosterone Pit - Home - From Now On, No Compromises Are Possible For Russia: When, on February 21st, Washington decided to default on the agreement signed between Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich and the so-called “democratic opposition,” including Neo-Nazis, it finally crossed the red line.

Washington has defaulted on all of its key agreements made with USSR/Russia during the last 30 years. Gorbachev was promised that Eastern Europe would not be taken into NATO. Country by country, it became part of NATO, and Yugoslavia was dismantled despite Russia’s objections. The US acted as the winner of the Cold War and guided its policies by the famous principle of “Vae victis!” Woe to the vanquished!

Article: Obama: The Willing Executioner | OpEdNews

Article: Obama: The Willing Executioner | OpEdNews: "The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading as a force for universal good."
-- Harold Pinter, Nobel Acceptance Speech

Article: Jailed Journalist Sends Shocking 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' | OpEdNews

Article: Jailed Journalist Sends Shocking 'Letter from Birmingham Jail' | OpEdNews: Alabama commentator Roger Shuler's condition has sharply worsened during his nearly five months of jailing, as I learned by visiting him in Birmingham March 10.

"It's a horrible trauma to be away from your wife, your home -- and have no idea when you can get out or how," Shuler told me in a rare interview. It was just his second jailhouse interview overall and his only one this year.

Shuler, 57, nearly choked up at the end when he said that he missed his wife -- who is afraid to leave their home (except on secret, emergency food runs) because of the threat she will be arrested for her husband's reporting.

How Cold War-Hungry Neocons Stage Managed RT Anchor Liz Wahl’s Resignation - Truthdig

How Cold War-Hungry Neocons Stage Managed RT Anchor Liz Wahl’s Resignation - Truthdig: "For her public act of protest against Russia Today’s coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory and supposedly advancing the agenda of Vladimir Putin in Washington, D.C., previously unknown news anchor Liz Wahl has suddenly become one of the most famous unemployed people in America. After her on-air resignation from the cable news channel, Wahl appeared on the three major American cable news outlets—CNN, Fox News, MSNBC—to denounce the heavy-handed editorial line she claims her bosses imposed on her and other staffers."

John Kerry Doubles Down on Venezuela, Despite Being Alone

John Kerry Doubles Down on Venezuela, Despite Being Alone: "Images forge reality, granting a power to television and video and even still photographs that can burrow deep into people’s consciousness without them even knowing it. I thought that I, too, was immune to the repetitious portrayals of Venezuela as a failed state in the throes of a popular rebellion. But I wasn’t prepared for what I saw in Caracas this month: how little of daily life appeared to be affected by the protests, the normality that prevailed in the vast majority of the city. I, too, had been taken in by media imagery"

Article: Another stolen generation: how Australia still wrecks Aboriginal families | OpEdNews

Article: Another stolen generation: how Australia still wrecks Aboriginal families | OpEdNews: "The tape is searing. There is the voice of an infant screaming as he is wrenched from his mother, who pleads, "There is nothing wrong with my baby. Why are you doing this to us? I would've been hung years ago, wouldn't I? Because [as an Aboriginal Australian] you're guilty before you're found innocent." The child's grandmother demands to know why "the stealing of our kids is happening all over again." A welfare official says, "I'm gunna take him, mate."

Thursday, March 20, 2014

US Mainstream Media Journalists With “Blood on Their Hands”

US Mainstream Media Journalists With “Blood on Their Hands”"Hey U.S. mass media journalists: A large number of you writing in outlets like CNN, Fox News, New York Times, and Washington Post have blood on your hands. It may initially sound exaggerated, but you are complicit in mass murder. In the Nuremberg trial of the Nazi war criminals at the end of WW II, the prosecution powerfully argued that those journalists who use propaganda to prepare the public to accept war crimes are themselves also guilty of those crimes."

​US official accuses Russia of firing at Ukrainian troops, refuses to explain herself — RT News

​US official accuses Russia of firing at Ukrainian troops, refuses to explain herself — RT News"A State Department spokeswoman claimed that Russia ‘shot first’ in an incident in Crimea, which left two people killed near a military facility. But when asked to back the allegations with facts or at least explain herself, she just said to move on." See video...

No Middle Road on Venezuela: Recommendations for the U.S. Left | Green Shadow Cabinet

No Middle Road on Venezuela: Recommendations for the U.S. Left | Green Shadow Cabinet"For those of us inspired by mass mobilizations in Egypt's Tahrir Square, Turkey's Gezi Park, Greece's Syntagma Square, Spain's Plaza del Sol, and even our "own" Zuccotti Park, it is easy for protests in Venezuela to evoke the same emotions. But this would be a mistake: there is no equivalence between those seeking social transformation and economic justice on the one hand and those wishing to deepen their integration into a fundamentally unjust and unsound global economic system."

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

How Cold War-Hungry Neocons Stage Managed RT Anchor Liz Wahl’s Resignation - Truthdig

How Cold War-Hungry Neocons Stage Managed RT Anchor Liz Wahl’s Resignation - Truthdig"For her public act of protest against Russia Today’s coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory and supposedly advancing the agenda of Vladimir Putin in Washington, D.C., previously unknown news anchor Liz Wahl has suddenly become one of the most famous unemployed people in America. After her on-air resignation from the cable news channel, Wahl appeared on the three major American cable news outlets—CNN, Fox News, MSNBC—to denounce the heavy-handed editorial line she claims her bosses imposed on her and other staffers."

Article: Ukraine: how Putin put a stop to a march of folly | OpEdNews

Article: Ukraine: how Putin put a stop to a march of folly | OpEdNews"The Ukrainians who suffered greatly under Stalin, are peons on a grand chessboard. When the Soviet Union collapsed and Germany was reunited, it was agreed that Ukraine would be a buffer zone between East and West. But events rarely unfold as predicted."

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

M of A - Ukraine: U.S. Takes Off-Ramp, Agrees To Russian Demands

M of A - Ukraine: U.S. Takes Off-Ramp, Agrees To Russian Demands: Ukraine: U.S. Takes Off-Ramp, Agrees To Russian Demands

"There was another phone call today between Secretary of State Kerry and the Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. The call came after a strategy meeting on Ukraine in the White House. During the call Kerry agreed to Russian demands for a federalization of the Ukraine in which the federal states will have a strong autonomy against a central government in a finlandized Ukraine. Putin had offered this "off-ramp" from the escalation and Obama has taken it."

Pepe Escobar  - Russia 1, Regime Changers 0

Pepe Escobar  - Russia 1, Regime Changers 0: "Asia Times"- Let's cut to the chase - short and sweet.

1. The Obama administration's "strategic" gambit to subcontract the State Department's "Khaganate of Nulands" to extricate Ukraine from the Russian sphere of influence - and ultimately annex it to NATO - by instrumentalizing a coalition of willing neo-nazis and fascists with a central bank veneer (prime minister "Yats"), is in utter shambles.

Mike Whitney - Obama Backs Down on Crimea

Mike Whitney - Obama Backs Down on Crimea

“I never thought I’d live to see the day when the US State Department whitewashed the neo-Nazi views and heritage of a gang of thugs who had seized power in a violent coup d’├ętat. In Iraq, Libya, and Syria, US policymakers empowered radical Islamists of one sort or another. That was bad enough. Today, however, in Ukraine they are empowering the heirs of Adolf Hitler. How is this not a scandal?”

–Justin Raimondo, From Iraq to Ukraine: A Pattern of Disaster

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back | OpEdNews

Article: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back | OpEdNews: "Washington's plan to seize Ukraine and to evict Russia from its Black Sea naval base has come amiss. But as Lenin said, "two steps forward, one step back."

Do you remember all the tough talk coming from John Kerry, the White House Fool, Hillary Clinton, and the lickspittle Angela Merkel about the harsh sanctions that would "badly damage" the Russian economy unless Russia prevented the referendum vote in Crimea? Well, it was all bullshit, more hot air from the White House sock puppet and the lickspittle German chancellor who is a disgrace to the German nation. As the Russians kept telling John Kerry, sanctions on Russia would destroy Europe and do little damage to Russia."