Tuesday, February 16, 2016

British schoolboy questioned by “anti-terrorism” police for wearing “Free Palestine” badge - Salon.com

British schoolboy questioned by “anti-terrorism” police for wearing “Free Palestine” badge - Salon.comBritish teen Rahmaan Mohammadi was questioned by “anti-terrorism” police for wearing a “Free Palestine” badge to school, numerous media outlets in the U.K. have reported.

The 17-year-old student at Challney High School for Boys in Luton was referred to police by his teachers last summer. They cited Prevent, the U.K.’s so-called anti-radicalization program.

Mohammadi says he was characterized as an “extremist” and was “interrogated” by police, who warned him not to talk about Palestine in school.

Russian Diplomat Drops a Bombshell: US Expected ISIS to Seize Damascus by October | The Vineyard of the Saker

Russian Diplomat Drops a Bombshell: US Expected ISIS to Seize Damascus by October | The Vineyard of the SakerAlexander Yakovenko, Russia’s ambassador to Britain, dropped something of a bombshell on Monday, though one that has gone completely unnoticed.

In a piece in the print edition of the London Evening Standard defending Russian policy in Syria he made the following extraordinary disclosure:

“Last summer we were told by our Western partners that in October Damascus would fall to IS (ie. the Islamic State – AM).
What they were planning to do next we don’t know. Probably, they would have ended up painting the extremists white and accepting them as a Sunni state straddling Iraq and Syria”.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Article: Bernie Sanders' Phantom Movement | OpEdNews

Article: Bernie Sanders' Phantom Movement | OpEdNewsBernie Sanders, who has attracted numerous young, white, college-educated supporters in his bid for the presidency, says he is creating a movement and promises a political revolution. This rhetoric is an updated version of the "change" promised by the 2008 campaign of Barack Obama and by Jesse Jackson's earlier National Rainbow Coalition. Such Democratic electoral campaigns, at best, raise political consciousness. But they do not become movements or engender revolutions. They exist as long as election campaigns endure and then they vanish. Sanders' campaign will be no different.