Saturday, July 26, 2014

Is Animal Liberation Love or Terrorism? Feds Say Terrorism | Care2 Causes

Is Animal Liberation Love or Terrorism? Feds Say Terrorism | Care2 Causes: Saving a life is usually a selfless act of heroism, unless that life is an animal’s life — then it’s sometimes considered terrorism.

While ag-gag laws have been in the forefront of animal activism, the arrests and indictments of two animal activists puts the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) — an act where helping animals boils down to domestic terrorism — on the map again.

Article: U.S. 'News' Media Propagandize for War Against Russia | OpEdNews

Article: U.S. 'News' Media Propagandize for War Against Russia | OpEdNews: America's "free press" are anything but; they're propagandists for the aristocracy that control them.

Typical is TIME Magazine, which headlined on 24 July 2014, "In Russia, Crime Without Punishment."

The sub-head, from Simon Shuster, "reporting" for the Russia-hating regime of Barack Obama, in the Russia-hating Ukrainian capital Kiev, was the even-more-slanted, propagandistic: "Vladimir Putin backs the rebels suspected of shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Why each new crisis makes him stronger." Then, to stir the fear in its gulls even more, TIME's propaganda (though they call this sort of thing "news reporting") opened: "The scene was almost too horrible to take in, and yet in a world of bristling threats no scene has been more revealing: under the baking July sun of eastern Ukraine, hundreds of bodies lay rotting as pro-Russian militiamen, some of them apparently drunk, brandished their weapons to keep European observers away." The "Crime Without Punishment" was here alleged to have been such men's shooting down of the Malaysian jet.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Gaza is not just about them, it’s about us, too | Snowblog | Snowblog

Gaza is not just about them, it’s about us, too | Snowblog | Snowblog: She lay in my arms. Just weeks old, a tiny baby. Her Palestinian father had just handed her to me at the infernal steel border building at the exit of Gaza into Israel. She did not cry. She just looked at me with her beady, dark eyes.

Her father was trying both to open her pram, and steady his wounded wife in her wheel chair. Their luggage was scattered at the final entry gate as if just thrown through it.

MH17 Verdict: Real Evidence Points to US-Kiev Cover-up of Failed False Flag

MH17 Verdict: Real Evidence Points to US-Kiev Cover-up of Failed False FlagUntil this past Monday, the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 on July 17th, 2014, was a potential game changer for global geopolitics and the New Cold War. However, a funny thing happened on the way to the Kremlin…

American Choice: Genocide Or Justice?

American Choice: Genocide Or Justice?: July 24, 2014 "ICH" - "Press TV" -- - US top diplomat John Kerry says a ceasefire deal in Gaza is close but there is still a way to go for one to be implemented.

What's the hold-up? Men, women and children are being slaughtered in their hundreds. Hospitals, schools, mosques, churches, the wounded are being attacked against all norms of international law and morality.

The main Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, says that any truce must be the basis for further talks on the underlying issues of Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip and by extension on other parts of Palestinian territory in the West Bank. That is inarguably reasonable and common sense.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Article: US Intelligence: No Evidence Russia Did It | OpEdNews

Article: US Intelligence: No Evidence Russia Did It | OpEdNews: fter days of placing hostile blame for the downing of the Malaysian airliner on Russia, the White House permitted US intelligence officials to tell reporters that there is no evidence of the Russian government's involvement.

Obviously, the US satellite photos do not support the Obama regime's lies. If the White House had any evidence of Russian complicity, it would have released it to great fanfare days ago.

Article: Washington Is Escalating the Orchestrated Ukrainian "Crisis" to War | OpEdNews

Article: Washington Is Escalating the Orchestrated Ukrainian "Crisis" to War | OpEdNews: Despite the conclusion by US intelligence that there is no evidence of Russian involvement in the destruction of the Malaysian airliner and all lives onboard, Washington is escalating the crisis and shepherding it toward war.

Twenty-two US senators have introduced into the 113th Congress, Second Session, a bill, S.2277, "To prevent further Russian aggression toward Ukraine and other sovereign states in Europe and Eurasia, and for other purposes." The bill is before the Committee on Foreign Relations.

Note that prior to any evidence of any Russian aggression, there are already 22 senators lined up in behalf of preventing further Russian aggression.

Article: The Secret Life of Poultry Products | OpEdNews

Article: The Secret Life of Poultry Products | OpEdNews: Recent investigations of poultry production plants in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. have revealed a world of suffering and filth so dirty and deep that no dystopian fantasy can compare with how a package of slaughtered birds ends up in a store. To view these investigations, see Pilgrim's Shame: Chickens Buried Alive , Secret Video Shows Baby Turkeys Ground Up Alive by Butterball and Revealed: the dirty secret of the UK's poultry industry.

Reports on the extent to which poultry products are covered with Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E. coli bacteria show the power of invisible sources of contamination to cause great suffering in consumers and handlers of poultry products, including a range of nervous system and joint diseases, even death, after the invisible causes of infection have seemingly vanished.

US lies and hypocrisy on Gaza and Ukraine

US lies and hypocrisy on Gaza and Ukraine: Over the past week, world public opinion has been bombarded with a level of hypocrisy and lying from Western governments and media that has few precedents in recent history.

This comes glaringly into focus when one contrasts the reaction to the deaths of 298 passengers and crew members in the Malaysian passenger jet crash in Ukraine and the response to the killing in Gaza of over twice that number in the continuing onslaught by the Israeli military.

In the case of the plane crash in Ukraine, Russia and the anti-Kiev forces fighting in the east of Ukraine have been indicted, without a shred of probative evidence, as mass murderers. This was the line taken by the Obama administration—and echoed by a media marching in lockstep with the official story—virtually since the first report of the Boeing 777 coming down on July 17.

America's Nazi Allies in Israel and Ukraine

America's Nazi Allies in Israel and Ukraine: The U.S. is now the chief sponsor of two nazi, ethnically cleansing, nations. In one of them (Ukraine), the U.S. President, Barack Obama, himself placed nazis into control there; the nazi control was imposed by him, via his agents. In the other (Israel), nazis have controlled for decades, and Obama merely extends their control by continuing American support.

Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a TerroristThe Intercept

Blacklisted: The Secret Government Rulebook For Labeling You a TerroristThe Intercept: The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.

The “March 2013 Watchlisting Guidance,” a 166-page document issued last year by the National Counterterrorism Center, spells out the government’s secret rules for putting individuals on its main terrorist database, as well as the no fly list and the selectee list, which triggers enhanced screening at airports and border crossings. The new guidelines allow individuals to be designated as representatives of terror organizations without any evidence they are actually connected to such organizations, and it gives a single White House official the unilateral authority to place “entire categories” of people the government is tracking onto the no fly and selectee lists. It broadens the authority of government officials to “nominate” people to the watchlists based on what is vaguely described as “fragmentary information.” It also allows for dead people to be watchlisted.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Article: A chessboard drenched in blood | OpEdNews

Article: A chessboard drenched in blood | OpEdNews: "The intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy." Everyone remembers the Downing Street Memo, which unveiled the Bush/Blair "policy" in the run-up to the 2003 bombing/invasion/occupation of Iraq. The "policy" was to get rid of Saddam Hussein via a lightning war. The justification was "terrorism" and (non-existent) weapons of mass destruction (WMD), which had "disappeared," mounted in trucks, deep into Syria. Forget about intelligence and facts.

US escalates threats against Russia over Ukraine crash - World Socialist Web Site

US escalates threats against Russia over Ukraine crash - World Socialist Web Site: The Obama administration is intensifying its propaganda campaign against Russia and pro-Russian separatists over the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Even as it is clear that the US does not know how MH17 crashed or what role Russia played in the tragedy, top administration officials are using the crisis to issue repeated ultimatums against the Russian government.

Article: The Sunday Morning Television Orgy of John Kerry | OpEdNews

Article: The Sunday Morning Television Orgy of John Kerry | OpEdNews: The notorious and legendary Nazi propagandist Paul Joseph Goebbels would be in sheer awe of the crackerjack information warfare capabilities of the US state-corporate media just shy of seventy years after he committed suicide in the bowels of Der Fuhrer's bunker as the allies roared into Berlin. Goebbels, like all of the historic masters of a particular art form often build their life's work upon that of others who inspired them. In his case it was the famous American father of the public relations industry Edward Bernays and as the fine art of manufacturing consent was honed and meshed with technology it is apparent that Goebbels is the inspiration and model for the modern US media.

Article: Downed Malaysian Jet Intensifies Russia Bashing | OpEdNews

Article: Downed Malaysian Jet Intensifies Russia Bashing | OpEdNews: Earlier in the week, a Pew Research Center poll revealed that 51% of Americans side with Israel in their current offensive in Gaza, while only 14% side with Palestinians. It seems illogical that Americans would have such a view, but given what they hear from their elected officials and from the establishment media, it is sadly understandable.

This naivety makes it easy to see how the US government will exploit the Malaysia Airline catastrophe and how the American people will willingly accept, without question, whatever story the government tells them about the crash.

'Witch Hunt': Fired MSNBC Contributor Speaks Out on Suppression of Israel-Palestine Debate | Alternet

'Witch Hunt': Fired MSNBC Contributor Speaks Out on Suppression of Israel-Palestine Debate | Alternet: MSNBC contributor Rula Jebreal’s on-air protest of the network’s slanted coverage of Israel’s ongoing assault on the Gaza Strip has brought media suppression of the Israel-Palestine debate into sharp focus. Punished for her act of dissent with the cancellation of all future appearances and the termination of her contract, Jebreal spoke to me about what prompted her to speak out and why MSNBC was presenting such a distorted view of the crisis

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Is the U.S. Withholding Evidence that Ukrainian Troops Shot Down MH17? What Did US Spy Satellites See in Ukraine? | Global Research

The U.S. media’s Ukraine bias has been obvious, siding with the Kiev regime and bashing ethnic Russian rebels and Russia’s President Putin. But now – with the scramble to blame Putin for the Malaysia Airlines shoot-down – the shoddy journalism has grown truly dangerous.

In the heat of the U.S. media’s latest war hysteria – rushing to pin blame for the crash of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet on Russia’s President Vladimir Putin – there is the same absence of professional skepticism that has marked similar stampedes on Iraq, Syria and elsewhere – with key questions not being asked or answered.Is the U.S. Withholding Evidence that Ukrainian Troops Shot Down MH17? What Did US Spy Satellites See in Ukraine? | Global Research

Israel kills relentlessly, but no 'Al-Shejaia moment'

Israel kills relentlessly, but no 'Al-Shejaia moment'The wickedness continues, with at least 425 Palestinians, mostly civilians, now murdered by Israel. The names of those killed is being updated by the authorities in Gaza.

In one of the most horrendous assaults to date, over 60 people have been massacred in the Al-Shejaia area of northeast Gaza. (Strong warning: the images from Al-Shehaiai are deeply disturbing.)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Article: Guilt By Insinuation -- How American propaganda works | OpEdNews

Article: Guilt By Insinuation -- How American propaganda works | OpEdNews: The Russian government continues to release facts, including satellite photos showing the presence of Ukrainian Buk anti-aircraft missiles in locations from which the airliner could have been brought down by the missile system and documentation that a Ukrainian SU-25 fighter jet rapidly approached the Malaysian airliner prior to its downing. The head of the Operations Directorate of Russian military headquarters said at a Moscow press conference today (July 21) that the presence of the Ukrainian military jet is confirmed by the Rostov monitoring center.

The Russian Defense Ministry pointed out that at the moment of destruction of MH-17 an American satellite was flying over the area. The Russian government urges Washington to make available the photos and data captured by the satellite.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Article: Listen to the sound of the Global South | OpEdNews

Article: Listen to the sound of the Global South | OpEdNews: The BRICS summit in northeast Brazil has already made history for one key reason; the creation of the New Development Bank.

Call it the Global South antidote to that structural adjustment racket, the IMF. Over and over again, BRICS member nations and others have insisted on an institutional IMF reform that would recognize the economic weight of the Global South. Reform packages have been languishing in the US Congress since 2010. And once again they were blocked last April.

The New Development Bank will be way more democratic than the US/EU-controlled IMF. Look at the funding; a flat $10 billion contribution by each member country. This means, sooner or later, that other developing nations will also join. I have called it casino capitalism versus a productive capitalism model.