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Mar 28 15:57

Lies and Deceptions on the Left: The Politics of Self Destruction

Several explanations for these political betrayals come to mind. First, despite their popular or ‘workerist’ claims, these parties were run by middle class lawyers, professionals and trade union bureaucrats, who were organically disconnected from their mass base. During election campaigns, seeking votes, they briefly embraced workers and the poor, and then spent the rest of their time in pricey restaurants working out “deals” with bankers, business bribe granters and overseas investors to finance their next election, their children’s private school and their mistresses luxury apartments…

Mar 28 15:37

Spain: More than 6,600 cases of torture or ill-treatment by police since 2004

According to Amnesty International, Spain tortures. And not just a little. The practice of torture is not systematic but it is not only isolated cases either. In fact, in just the last 10 years the Committee for the Prevention of Torture has collected 6,621 complaints of ill-treatment or torture committed by the police. The figure contrasts with the low number of convictions handed down by the courts. Specifically 752, mostly for misdemeanors and not crimes. In addition, the European Court of Human Rights has condemned Spain in up to 6 cases for not sufficiently investigating these allegations and the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture reprimanded the Spanish authorities for failing to investigate allegations of ill-treatment.

Mar 28 10:52

BEX Alert!!! - At Germanwings Crash Site - Chabad emissaries attend memorial service

Together with fellow Chabad emissary in Marseille Eliyahou Attia, Taubenblatt traveled to the scene of the crash. “There were hundreds of beds set up for the families of the victims,” he reported, “but they were empty.”

In accordance with Jewish tradition, which places a premium on bringing the remains of Jewish people to a proper burial, the men set out to see if they could be of any assistance.

While access to the actual crash site—which can be reached only by helicopter—is highly restricted, the two were able to speak to a number of officials and rescue workers.

(Note: Why would the Jewish Supremacist Organization Chabad Lubavitch be so interested in getting access to this crash site crime scene???)

Mar 28 09:00

EU keeps Hamas on ‘terror’ list despite court ruling

The European Union (EU) has kept Hamas on its terrorism blacklist despite a court ruling ordering the 28-member bloc to remove the Palestinian resistance movement from the register.

The measure comes as EU foreign ministers have lodged an appeal against the decision made by the union’s second highest court late last year. The appeal process is expected to take around a year and a half.

Mar 28 08:06

Greece aims to unlock bail-out cash with €3bn reform plan

The Greek government has handed its international creditors a list of reform measures in a bid to finally release the vital bail-out funds it needs to avoid going bankrupt.

According to local media reports, the anti-austerity government is planning to raise €3bn in revenues from measures including raising levies on alcohol and cigarettes, clamping down on tax evasion, and continuing with a controversial series of privatisations.

Mar 28 07:58

Polish MPs Finally Admit Ukraine Is Awash with Nationalist Forces

Is Poland finally starting to realise that the Ukraine putsch government they have championed from the start is in fact infested by an ideology that glorifies the actual extermination of Polish citizens in what were horrific war crimes carried out during WW2?

Mar 28 05:47

Germanwings jetliner catastrophe: The first antidepressant drug-induced mass murder of the skies?

It's not unusual for pilots to fly planes into terrain in flight simulators

Mar 27 13:42

Vasile Lupasc - The True Story of King Vlad Dracula

Prof. Vasile Lupasc is a historian and a writer who graduated from the Faculty of History at the University of Bucharest, Romania. He is also eight times world champion in karate and a member of the International Grandmaster Society. Vasile’s interest for both history and martial arts has lead him to recover and convey the world of ancient warriors in a clear, compelling and thrilling way. Prof. Lupasc joins us to speak about his writings on King Vlad Tepes, the subject of seven books he has authored, including Draculea, The Engraved Chest of Time - The True Story of King Vlad Dracula as Told by His Royal Knights. We begin with a look at the history of Europe, with a heritage often shrouded in tales of war and invented myths, and consider the origins of vampire folklore. Vasile gives an overview of factual accounts of King Vlad of Romania, who reigned during the mid-15th century and admirably protected his country from conquest by the Ottoman Empire.

Mar 27 10:43

Ron Paul: How Will the Yemeni Civil War End?

This idea that we can run an Empire with military threats, missiles, and economic sanctions is a fallacy.

The Civil War in Yemen is rapidly expanding. We have been forced to close our embassy and military base located there. It is now clear that Obama’s optimism for fighting terrorism in Yemen was misplaced. It hardly sets a standard for dealing with constant conflict and chaos throughout the Middle East.

So far the various factions that we have supported over the years have been poor choices, as usual.

Hopefully someday our government officials will wake up. The counterinsurgency doctrine that was supposed to be the answer to all our military shortcomings is a total failure.

Mar 27 09:47

Russia warns NATO drills a ‘problem’ as US attack planes buzz Poland

Four US A-10 Thunderbolt II attack planes are taking part in war games in Poland, as the nation expects about 10,000 NATO forces at drills this year. Moscow says the military build-up at Russia’s borders will have a negative long-term impact.

The A-10 aircraft are based in western Poland, at an airbase in Powidz, where they will be involved in a series of training missions until Friday, Polish army spokesman Artur Golawski said, as cited by Reuters.

The planes – designed to attack tanks, armored vehicles and other ground targets – arrived at the 33rd Powidz Transport Air Base on Tuesday, according to The Aviationist. They followed two C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft.

Mar 27 09:21

Why would a 28-year-old co-pilot intentionally crash his plane, killing 150 people?

In one of the most bizarre incidents regarding air travel since the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370

Mar 27 09:19

The Russians Are Coming! Poland Strengthens Its Army with Militias

Poland's government plans to strengthen cooperation with volunteer militias and vigilante groups. The strange groups are being organized to help the Polish army against the threat that appears to the Poles to be coming from Russia. It is still unclear whether any right-wing extremists are part of these paramilitary troops.

Mar 27 07:53

Hookers and Blow Economy: 1 in 20 students in UK worked in sex trade to fund living cost

HOOKERS AND BLOW ECONOMY: 1 IN 20 STUDENTS IN UK WORKED IN SEX TRADE TO FUND LIVING COST
One in 20 students in the UK have worked in the sex industry while studying at the university to make ends meet, according to a new survey that shows more number of them are secretly turning to the profession. Men were more likely to be involved than women, and the sex work ranged from prostitution and escorting to stripping and internet work, the Student Sex Work Project report said.

Mar 27 07:23

Is It Time for the Jews to Nuke Europe?

There’s a threat lurking within Europe, waiting to rise and strike innocent people. It’s captured headlines and become an international concern. Panic is starting to build and many now wonder if they are safe to travel out in certain areas.

Are we talking about radical Islam? Not quite. Apparently Europe’s biggest problem isn’t Islamic terrorism or the terrifying consequences of mass immigration. . .it’s anti-Semitism!

Mar 27 06:20

US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel’s Nuclear Program

Smith, who heads the Institute for Research: Middle East Policy, reportedly said he thinks this is the first time the US government has officially confirmed that Israel is a nuclear power, a status that Israel has long been widely known to have despite being undeclared.

In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.

Mar 27 05:00

Suicidal/homicidal Flight 9525 co-pilot locks captain out of cockpit before crashing plane carrying 149 others full speed into mountainside

Officials work from black box 'transcript' containing dialogue from the flight's last 30 minutes

Mar 26 11:26

Moody’s downgrades Ukraine heralding imminent default

International rating agency Moody's has downgraded the long-term issuer rating of Ukraine to the second lowest Ca grade from Caa3, leaving the outlook negative and a high possibility of the country’s imminent default.

“Although negotiations over the specific details of the restructuring are only now getting underway, Moody's believes that the likelihood of a distressed exchange, and hence a default on government debt taking place, is virtually one hundred percent,” Moody’s said in a news release Tuesday.

Mar 26 10:52

“American Politicians are Fools”: Getting Russia Wrong All The Way To War

American politicians in particular and European politicians in general are some of the most ignorant fools when the issue comes to anything outside their own borders. When it comes to Russia, it is an engima wrapped in a mystery…but only because, no one has ever bothered to try to understand Russians, Russian history and the Russian world view.

Mar 26 09:05

PROTESTS AS SPAIN'S GAG LAW COMES INTO FORCE

The United Nations and Council of Europe have already warned Spain that legalizing the sending back of immigrants would contradict the European Court of Human Rights, which prohibits collective expulsions.?? The law, championed by the ruling Popular Party (PP) and fiercely opposed by rights groups and left-wing opposition, will be passed on Thursday, in what has been labelled "a bad day for democracy" according to Greenpeace, whose members staged a protest outside the Spanish parliament.

Mar 26 08:46

Greek Public Coffers Expected to Run Dry Next Month

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel, there were no concessions forthcoming, and ECB has placed significant and severe restraints on Greek banks causing capital flight, says Dimitri Lascaris

Mar 26 07:33

Westward Ho on China’s Eurasia BRIC Road

President Xi Jinping's Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road initiatives have attracted worldwide attention with some experts and media outlets calling them China's version of the Marshall Plan

Mar 26 06:03

Bibi Wins with Racism and Revoked Promise

Reality crashed down on those who had hoped the March 17 Knesset elections might lead to a more moderate future Israeli leadership.

The election returns brought the news, Benjamin Netanyahu had won again.

He won in large part by revoking his earlier pledge to support a Palestinian state, and by using last-hour racist warnings to bring out hard right voters.

“Something like scales” must be made to fall from the eyes of the American public which has been endorsing, funding and supporting a brutal military occupation for almost five decades. How will that be accomplished?

God works in mysterious ways, and sometimes She causes scales to fall and opens the eyes of those who do not yet see.

Mar 26 05:59

Conference Program to Scrutinize Israel Lobby on April 10 at National Press Club

Conference organizers are the American Educational Trust, publisher of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, and the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy.

This unprecedented gathering will focus on the Israel lobby in America. How big is it? How fast has it grown? How interconnected are the organizations and individuals? How much revenue does it raise and where does the money go? What are the common objectives of the lobby? What laws apply to lobbying to benefit a foreign government and are they vigorously enforced? Do coordinated campaign contributions cause American policymakers to act more on behalf of Israel than the United States? What fallacies underlie the assertions that U.S. and Israeli interests are the same? What are the Israel lobby’s public and private, short-and-medium-term policy objectives? And what can Americans who do not believe pro-Israel slogans, activities and policy objectives do?

Mar 26 05:55

The Roots of Netanyahu’s Electoral Victory: Colonial Expansion and Fascist Ideology

Netanyahu has established the fact that Israel and its people embrace a racist ideology and receive the endorsement of most Western leaders, and mass media and the unconditional support of its overseas fifth column.

There is no question that the majority of Israeli Jewish leaders and parties support Netanyahu’s racist pronouncements and ‘no-state’ solution and joined him in a coalition government. But the larger issue is the positive mass response to Netanyahu’s call to action. Nearly three quarters of the electorate turned out (73%) to elect him. Moreover, Netanyahu has been elected prime minister for four terms: between 1996-99 and more recently 2009-20.

What is more, the opposition has not differed from the Netanyahu coalition regime’s Judeo-centric policies and pronouncements. In other words, ‘racist’ ideology per se is not what drives the Israeli majority to repeatedly support Netanyahu.

Mar 26 02:29

Events in Greece Could Follow the Cypriot or Argentine Scenario

It is possible to expect that one of two things will happen in the next few days (and in no more than a week): either Athens will have to recall the humanitarian crisis law, or the ‘big troika’ (the EC, the ECB and the IMF) will take punitive action against Greece. The cost of the law (€200 million a year) is not that big, but it is a precedent that could inspire Greece and other debtors to the ‘big troika’ in Europe to carry out new acts of disobedience.

Mar 25 15:41

Greece's Debt Problem Explained in Five Charts

Mar 25 12:13

Bibi Wins with Racism and Revoked Promise

He won in large part by revoking his earlier pledge to support a Palestinian state, and by using last-hour racist warnings to bring out hard right voters.

Because Netanyahu’s Likud party won the largest number of seats (30) in the new Israeli parliament (120 total), he will play the major role in organizing the next government.

Even liberal Zionist Thomas Friedman had to acknowledge that Netanyahu won with “dirty” politics and the use of “dog-whistle” language. Friedman wrote in his New York Times column that “You cannot win that dirty and just walk away like nothing has happened”.

God works in mysterious ways, and sometimes causes scales to fall and opens the eyes of those who do not yet see.

Mar 25 10:54

German Airbus crash in France ‘inexplicable’

The German flag carrier, Lufthansa, says the crash of its ill-fated Airbus A320 passenger aircraft in the southern French Alps, with all 150 people on board presumed dead, is “inexplicable.”

Lufthansa’s Chief Executive Officer Carsten Spor said on Wednesday, it was “inexplicable for us, how an airplane in good mechanical condition, with two experienced, Lufthansa-trained pilots, could encounter such a tragedy from cruising altitude.” . . .

. . . Hours after the deadly accident, the French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve announced that a black box belonging to the aircraft had been found.

Cazeneuve added that the black box recovered from the crash site has been damaged but is believed to be “useable.”

Later on Wednesday, French President Francois Hollande said the case for the plane’s second black box has been found without its contents, promising that French investigators would do everything to determine the cause of the crash.

Mar 25 09:52

The War on Yugoslavia: The Real Face of American ‘Diplomacy’

The US has long trumpeted itself as the only paragon of virtue and ‘defender of freedom’ in the world, going into overdrive with this message in the years following the Cold War. Millions of people were duped during this time, but their illusions were quickly dispelled after the 1999 War on Yugoslavia.

Mar 25 09:49

Obama Snubs NATO Chief as Crisis Rages

President Barack Obama has yet to meet with the new head of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and won't see Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg this week, even though he is in Washington for three days. Stoltenberg’s office requested a meeting with Obama well in advance of the visit, but never heard anything from the White House, two sources close to the NATO chief told me.

Mar 25 09:29

MPs attack BBC for its 'biased EU reporting': Corporation accused of 'falling down severely' in its obligation to provide impartial coverage

The BBC has a ‘deeply concerning’ pro-European bias and has ‘fallen down severely’ in its obligation to provide impartial coverage of the issue, MPs say today.

The European Scrutiny Committee says the corporation does not give enough airtime to those who believe Britain should leave the European Union or that there should be a referendum on membership.

The MPs also criticised the BBC’s director-general, Lord Hall, for failing in his role as the corporation’s editor-in-chief, after he turned down an invitation to give evidence to the committee in Parliament four times.

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Mar 25 09:25

THE MILLIONS IN EU FUNDING THE BBC TRIED TO HIDE

Over the last three years the BBC has secretly obtained millions of pounds in grants from the European Union. Licence fee payers might assume that the Corporation would have been compelled to disclose the source of this money in its annual reports, but they bear no trace of it specifically. In the latest set of accounts, for example, these funds are simply referred to as ‘other grant income’.

Mar 25 09:12

‘We’re going to succeed in implementing our economic policies’ – Greek minister

What Greece is trying to achieve negotiating with the EU is to have time and political space in order to implement a social program of reform, Greek Minister or Administrative Reform George Katrougalos told RT.

The Greek Prime Minister lexis Tsipras met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on March, 23 in Berlin to discuss the progress Greece is making to pay back the bailout money it owes.

Mar 25 08:35

Europe's Real Anti-EU Revolution May Be an Individual One

Europe once more sleep-walks towards the abyss ... Both Berlin and Athens have wildly underestimated the financial, economic and geo-political consequences of default ... Not for the first time, Europeans are deluding themselves.

Mar 25 08:10

Finland's president to skip Victory Day parade in Moscow

Finland's President Sauli Niinisto has no plans to attend the Moscow celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War on May 9, the Finnish Telegraph Bureau reported on Wednesday.

Mar 25 07:31

Cameron Invokes Thatcher with Cheap Propaganda Stunt

Western power trying its best to destabilize foreign countries on the cheap...

With only weeks to go to the British national election and the re-election of a Conservative-led government in doubt after five years of brutal economic austerity, Cameron made the bizarre announcement last week that Britain is going to fund «free market reforms» and «good governance» in eastern European countries. The move invited comparisons with Cold War era British premier Margaret Thatche++r who at the end of the 1980s launched a similar programme to assist former Soviet Bloc countries adopt «free market reforms».

Mar 25 07:24

Conference Program to Scrutinize the Israel Lobby on April 10 at the National Press Club

The April 10 conference “The Israel Lobby: Is It Good for the US? Is It Good for Israel?” at the National Press Club will present the following panels:

1.0 What Is the Israel Lobby and How Does It Work? 9:00 AM
2.0 Are Critical Voices Silenced? 10:10 AM
3.0 Is Freedom of Speech Encouraged on American Campuses? 11:35 AM
4.0 Is the Lobby Good for Israel? 1:15 PM
5.0 How Does the Lobby Influence Congress? 2:25 PM
6.0 Is There an Iraq-Iran Continuum? 3:50 PM

Speaker biographies are available at http://IsraelLobbyUS.org/speakers/.

Mar 25 07:19

ISIL helps Israel conceal its historical origin

Find out why neither Egypt was the land of the Israelites’ Exodus nor Palestine their promised land.

“The Zionist paradigm is founded on the distorted story of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt and their persecution by the Assyrians and Captivity by Babylonians. But the truth is that the Israelites never set foot in Egypt or Palestine. Actually they never left Ancient Arabia and North Yemen, their origin land, before the Babylonian Captivity”

Mar 25 00:54

Ukraine's President Dismisses Powerful Regional Governor

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko dismissed the billionaire governor of an eastern region Wednesday following a rancorous dispute pitting the tycoon against the government.

Poroshenko's office said in a statement that Ihor Kolomoysky had asked to be released from his duties as governor of Dnipropetrovsk.

Mar 24 22:55

Poland Sees Doubling of Ukrainians Immigrants Amid Crisis

The number of Ukrainians trying to move to neighboring Poland has more than doubled this year, authorities said Tuesday, as Ukraine released data showing how badly fighting in its east was battering its economy.

Mar 24 13:20

WTC 7 & Nano-thermite Evidence Admitted in Danish High Court

The High Court session had it all — persuasive forensic evidence, courtroom drama, and the strong voice of a reputable scientist who expertly defended the basic laws of physics as well as the evidence of nano-thermite in the WTC dust. Though the verdict will not be known until April 9, it is clear to this observer that Dr. Harrit did an excellent job, not only solidifying his integrity and expertise in the eyes of the public, but also advancing the cause of the 9/11 Truth Movement in the process.

Mar 24 11:58

The Russian Foreign Ministry has advised the US to remove non-strategic nuclear weapons from Europe

Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said that the US non-strategic nuclear weapons should be returned to the United States. According to the diplomat, the only way to prevent the implementation of joint nuclear NATO missions, which are contrary to the spirit of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of weapons.

Mar 24 11:57

Media: Latvia will lose loads of oil due to sanctions against Russia

RIA Novosti. The report on the impact of Latvia Minsoobshchenija sanctions on transit industry says that in case of deterioration of relations with Russia, the country will lose loads of coal and oil coming through the ports and by rail. It is reported Delfi.

Mar 24 11:57

Russia cancels food embargo for the three EU countries

Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance of the Russian Federation (Rosselkhoznadzor) will verify the livestock enterprises in Greece, Cyprus and Hungary on 6 April, the press service of the department.

Mar 24 10:54

French President attacks me, wants to ban my “conspiracy theories”

France freaks out over "We Are Not Charlie Hebdo"

Along with his statement calling for outlawing “conspiracy theories” Hollande issued a diatribe attacking me personally, alongside four other “leading conspiracist intellectuals.”

Why are the French authorities so angry with me?

They are freaking out about the new book I am about to publish, We Are NOT Charlie Hebdo: Free Thinkers Question the French 9/11.

The book has intellectual respectability and thus crossover potential and the ability to reach and influence people who matter. And it includes more than enough information for any reasonable reader to conclude that the Charlie Hebdo affair, like most of the other spectacular “Islamic terror attacks,” was a false flag operation.

Mar 24 09:59

George Soros: Greece Is Going Down the Drain

Mar 24 06:43

CONFIRMED: U.S. intentionally escalating tensions with Russia

First of all, as far as the heavy armored stryker vehicles are concerned, their movement is being done in a classic pre war psy op fashion. Rather than be shipped by rail, they are driving the main roads in a huge public show and the troops are pitching tents and camping along the way. The goal of this psy op is to allow American soldiers to be seen in public places by many people, with top behavior being an order. They are doing this to put American forces in a positive light, and this tactic for a simple "vehicle movement" is unprecedented. It is a clear sign that America's intentions are war, because the method will build support in local communities in Europe, which will be needed if war does start.

Mar 24 06:30

Serbian Volunteers Fighting for Novorossiya Are Threatened with Imprisonment Back Home

In Serbia a law has been passed prohibiting citizens from participating in armed conflicts abroad. This law is directed at Serbian volunteers fighting for the Novorossiyan army.

Mar 24 06:29

Fruits of Victory: EU Parliament Approves Another 1.8 Billion Euro Loan to Ukraine

EU has managed to win Ukraine for its sphere of influence. Maybe it will soon wish it had not?

Mar 24 04:29

Serbian public demands compensation from NATO for 1999 bombardments of Yugoslavia

NATO delivered 2,300 air strikes during its bombing campaign according to Serbian sources killing more than 2,000 civilians (predominantly in Kosovo and Metohija) and 1,000 servicemen. More than 5,000 people were wounded and over a thousand went missing. Serbia’s military and industrial infrastructure was almost totally destroyed. More than 1,500 populated localities were ruined. Serbian experts have estimated the damage from NATO bombardments from $60 to 100 billion.

Mar 24 01:41

White House officials say Israel spied on Iran talks to sink nuclear deal

Top White House officials have revealed that Israel began to spy on the closed-door nuclear negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 group last year in order to sink an agreement.

Mar 23 15:05

Czechs told not to throw tomatoes, eggs at US military convoy

Czech people were told not to throw tomatoes and eggs at a US military convoy rumbling through Eastern Europe, the local media said, citing the laws of the land. Those in love with egg & tomato hurling may get up to three years if convicted.

“Should anyone emerge with the intent to attack the convoy, with [items] such as tomatoes or eggs, it would qualify as disorderly conduct according to Czech legislation (up to 2 years without parole, in recidivist cases up to 3 years) or damage to property (sentences in the range of 6 months to 3 years).”

Mar 23 15:03

Cypriots Stone Bank of Cyprus On "Depositor Haircut" Anniversary

Mar 23 11:56

US Doing Everything to Prevent a New Russian Superpower - French Newspaper

The US is ready to surrender part of its sway in Asia to China if this keeps Russia out of the picture, Philippe Barret wrote in a think piece, carried in the latest issue of Le Nouvel Économiste weekly magazine.

Barret saw Chinese President Xi Jinping’s planned visit to Washington as the first sign of America’s shifting priorities.

“They had no particular problem using NATO to establish their dominion in Europe, making the majority of European countries their loyal allies, but this just didn’t work with Russia.”

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Looks like the US, realizing their military is already stressed, are having to pick and choose their battles, de-emphasizing China and Iran to focus resources on Russia.

This tells us that were the world to unite against the US the way the world united against Nazi Germany, the US would lose.

Mar 23 11:54

US Convoy March is 'Shocking Spectacle Fitting Imperialistic Ambitions'

The US military convoy marching through Eastern Europe, including the Czech Republic, to its base in Germany is a "shocking spectacle in keeping with the US’ imperialistic ambitions," Petr Hájek, editor-in-chief of the Protiproud website, told Sputnik.

Mar 23 06:52

'Violence extremely high': EU report slams Israel for settlement building in Jerusalem

An EU report suggests Jerusalem has reached a dangerous boiling point of ‘polarization and violence.’ The account, published by the Guardian, says the EU may take a tougher line against Israel as it continues to build illegal settlements in the city.

The report is prepared annually by the European countries' missions in Jerusalem, who advise EU foreign policymakers. The leaked text, obtained by the Guardian newspaper, describes the emergence of a “vicious cycle of violence … increasingly threatening the viability of the two-state solution,” which it says has been stoked by the continuation of “systematic” settlement building by Israel in “sensitive areas” of Jerusalem.

Mar 23 06:51

Spiegel Goes There: "Hitler's Hordes" Respond To Greece, Send The Nazis, And Merkel, To The Acropolis

Just over a week ago, when the bipolar, schizoid relationship between Greece and Germany was in the "we demand reparations for Nazi crimes" stage, we reported that the Greek Prime Minister threatened the seizure of German assets in response for “crimes of Third Reich and Hitler’s hordes."

We noted that it was only a matter of time before Germany's peculiar sense of humor struck back (and not just with a fake video explaining how the allegedly fake Varoufakis middle finger was faked), and sure enough here comes Spiegel with "How Europeans look at the Germans — The German Superiority" or ""The German Übermacht", in which Spiegel decided to send over Merkel along with Field Marshal Walther von Brauchitsch and a a few other nazis right in the middle of the Acropolis.

Mar 22 15:22

Poland Cannot Wait to Get Into Bed With the US

Western superiority is a top priority for Poland; Bronislaw Komorowski, the president of Poland, is willing to throw all the negative consequences that the TTIP may bring to the economies of European nations overboard in order to obtain closer ties with the United States and the illusion of Western superiority.

Mar 22 14:58

'Bread, jobs, dignity': Crowds gather for anti-austerity march in Madrid

Spaniards have gathered for an anti-austerity rally in the Spanish capital’s center. Almost a year ago, a similar protest in central Madrid turned violent and hundreds were injured.

Mar 22 14:20

Latvians are advised to prepare to war axes

Yandex: The U.S.-Baltic teachings - the largest at Russian borders for all post-Soviet time is just beginning, and the United States military is already behaving in local cities as hosts - none of people do not consider, keep insolent, rude. According to local residents, NATO militaries consider themselves the superior race.
"There is a real training to the cold war at any moment could go into the hot phase. To do this, in Latvia restored sereznye military facilities that were inherited from the Soviet era. This, for example, an airfield, which is of strategic importance for NATO. It can be used for air strikes in St. Petersburg and Moscow," said Einars Graudins, political scientist, human rights activist.

Mar 22 09:03

Polish MP: Poroshenko Has 'Lost Control Over His Country and Over Himself'

A Polish MP told Polish press earlier this week that Petro Poroshenko has 'lost control over his country and himself', and that the world must not listen to the president's appeals, which threaten to unleash a new World War.

Mar 22 05:56

EU to assess Minsk ceasefire in July

EU to assess Minsk ceasefire in July but sanctions likely to remain until at least 2016

(*talk about your 'procrastination'.)

Mar 22 03:29

Greek household income was reduced by 86% due to the crisis

Since the onset of austerity, direct taxes have increased by almost 53%, while indirect taxes have increased by 22 percent. The poorest families pay disproportionately more in taxes and the tax burden on them has increased by 337%. In comparison, the tax burden for high-income families increased by only 9%.

Mar 21 21:37

Rich Man’s Bank Hit by Bank Run, Collapse, “Bail-In”

In Europe nary a day seems to go by without some mention or rumor of a bank run or bank closure. Ground Zero of the current troubles is Greece, whose broken financial system is now wholly dependent on regular infusions of euros from the ECB. The moment those infusions stop – something the ECB has warned could happen at any time – the country’s banking system collapses. On Wednesday Greek banks saw deposit outflows of €300 million, the highest in a single day since a February deal with the euro zone that staved off a banking collapse.

Mar 21 10:18

Hungary remembers Gaza with Eurovision Song Contest entry

Israel is protesting Hungary’s Eurovision entry, which includes condemnation against Operation Protective Edge and mentions the number of Palestinian children killed during the 2014 Israeli military campaign.

Mar 21 09:36

Breaking the Spell, The Holocaust Myth and Reality

Nicholas Kollerstrom, PhD, is an English author, historian of science, and political activist. He was an honorary member of staff at University College London (UCL) for 11 years. Dr. Kollerstrom has always had an interest in Hermetic-alchemical issues and is presently managing New Alchemy Press. He is the author of several articles and books, and joins us to speak about his latest publication, Breaking the Spell, The Holocaust Myth and Reality. We begin our discussion with an analysis of the real physical data that exists relating to the purported existence of huge cyanide gas chambers in Nazi concentration camps.

Mar 21 09:24

Russia warns Denmark its warships could become nuclear targets

Russia has gone on the offensive in the Baltic, warning Denmark that if it joins Nato’s missile defence shield, its navy will be a legitimate target for a Russian nuclear attack.

“I don’t think that Danes fully understand the consequence if Denmark joins the American-led missile defence shield. If they do, then Danish warships will be targets for Russian nuclear missiles,” said Mikhail Vanin, the Russian ambassador to Denmark, to the Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

“Denmark would be part of the threat against Russia. It would be less peaceful and relations with Russia will suffer. It is, of course, your own decision - I just want to remind you that your finances and security will suffer. At the same time Russia has missiles that certainly can penetrate the future global missile defence system,” Mr Vanin said.

Mar 21 08:55

Holodomor: The Ukrainian Holocaust of 1933

The killing of 10 million Christians by the Jewish Bolsheviks under Joseph Stalin 1932-1933 in Ukraine. These events are also known as Holodomor.

Mar 21 08:54

The European Union has produced an explosive new report recommending sanctions against Israel over its construction policies and security measures in Jerusalem

The European Union has produced an explosive new report recommending sanctions against Israel over its construction policies and security measures in Jerusalem, the British daily Guardian reported on its website on Friday.

The leaked report, which comes just days after incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu handily won re-election, describes Israel's capital as a city gripped by the worst "polarization and violence" since the Second Intifada of a decade ago.

The document, which is an amalgamation of recommendations prepared by European diplomats stationed in the region, accuses the Israeli government of exacerbating tensions in the city by accelerating construction in the contest eastern part of the capital.

Mar 21 08:12

UK's foreign aid goes to EU in rush to hit targets, say MPs

More than two thirds of Britain’s aid budget is being given to organisations such as the EU and the World Bank to help meet official targets, despite billions of it going unspent for years, an investigation has concluded.

Mar 21 08:03

'Don’t compare EU with US': Fracking costs exceed benefits for Europe, study says

The impact of fracking on the environment and health in Europe is disproportionate to the gains derived from this drilling method, a new study says, adding that its cost effectiveness is also under question.

“We should not compare the conditions in Germany with those in the United States,” said Werner Zittel, the author of the study released by the Energy Watch Group, an international network of scientists and parliamentarians, as cited by the EurActiv.

Zittel says that Germany is much more densely populated than the US, adding this increases risks for both the environment and people near fracking sites.

The report says that severe environmental damage is seen in the US due to fracking, where the technique is widely used. Scientific studies have proved that the method is closely linked to earthquakes, which have recently increased in some parts of America where fracking is rife.

Mar 21 07:11

EU changes rules to extend Russian sanctions without unanimity among its 28 members

Although officials didn’t spell it out explicitly, the formulation aims to reverse the burden of proof for extending the sanctions, which include bans on the sales of arms or sophisticated equipment for the oil and gas industry, along with measures that effectively stop Russia and its largest banks from using western capital markets.

Mar 21 07:10

Shocking Austerity: Greece’s Poor Lost 86% Of Income, But Rich Only 17-20%

The poorest households in the debt-ridden country lost nearly 86% of their income, while the richest lost only 17-20%. The tax burden on the poor increased by 337% while the burden on upper-income classes increased by only 9%!!!

Mar 21 07:05

In Italy, They're Now Taxing Shadows

As Greece struggles to convince the world it’s serious about adopting a series of reforms designed to bolster its economy including cracking down on rampant tax evasion, the Syriza government may want to look to Italy for creative ideas on how to boost government revenue. As Italian newspaper Leggo reports, store owners in Conegliano are now faced with the unfortunate (albeit comically absurd) proposition of paying taxes on shadows.

The rationale appears to go something like this: an awning casts a shadow on public property and therefore you must pay to use that property.

Mar 21 07:03

NATO, Russian Officials Clash Over Situation in Europe

Top officials from NATO and Russia clashed sharply in public Friday over who is to blame for the dramatically worsened state of East-West relations.

“The big difference is that we are a defensive alliance,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told a member of Russia’s parliament. “You send troops into other countries.”

The Russian, Konstantin Kosachev, flatly denied Russia is using its regular troops in Ukraine. He said the U.S.-led alliance talks a lot these days about the need to respect international law and a country’s borders and sovereignty, but that it had bombed a sovereign nation, the former Yugoslavia, in 1999.

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Stoltenberg is on drugs!

Mar 21 05:59

C’mon Angela, Let Them Greexit

Mar 20 22:37

America’s Dead-End in the Middle East

When empires weaken, they don’t merely withdraw. Rather, they leave behind a trail of broken promises and confusion.

When columnist Thomas L. Friedman suggests the U.S. should arm ISIS – thus joining the Saudi-Israeli regional war on Iran and the Shiites – it seems time to question the sanity of U.S. opinion- and policy-makers. But that is where the muddled U.S. post-9/11 strategy has led, explains Daniel Lazare.

Mar 20 22:31

Cuba – Between a Rock and a Hard Place

On 17 December 2014, President Obama declared that 55 years of embargo didn’t work in bringing ‘freedom’ to Cuba. He proposed reestablishing diplomatic relations with the southern neighbor. An emotion of joy shook the world, especially Latin America. Raul Castro received wires and calls of congratulations. Cubans cheered “we won, we won!” – The US Congress right wing was not quite ready for this initiative and, indeed, there was no concrete mention of how and when the ‘blockade’ would be lifted.

Two days after Obama’s bold initiative, on 19 December 2015, he went to the Washington Press Club to tell a horde of puppet journalists, conservative politicians and onlookers that soft measures, like reestablishing diplomatic relations with Havana might be more successful in bringing the desired regime change to Cuba than more years of isolation. He couldn’t have been more direct and more honest about his intention. The Cuban Government and whoever else listened didn’t miss the point.

Mar 20 22:28

The Iron Law of Oligarchy Returns

The death of Danny Schechter, “the News Dissector,” at age 72 from cancer marks a sad moment for independent journalism. Schechter’s was a strong voice against the empty platitudes and blatant hypocrisies that have come to define modern American media and politics, as he explained in an article last year.

The word “Oligarchy” has finally come home. For years, it was a term only used in connection with those big bad and sleazy Mafioso-type businessmen in Russia. Russia had Oligarchs; we didn’t. That became a big difference between the official narrative of what separated our “land of the free and the home of the brave” from “them” in the post-Soviet period.

Mar 20 18:21

The SNB Has Zero Credibility Right Now: Merk

Mar 20 07:49

Third Time Lucky? Council of Europe Signs Another Action Plan With Ukraine

The Council of Europe and Ukraine have signed an Action Plan for 2015-2017. It is presented as evidence of the new Ukraine’s brave dash towards Europe and its values. So much so that many tend to forget this is in fact a third CoE Action Plan for Ukraine.

Mar 20 07:48

Baloo or Grizzly? NATO Baiting Russia But the Bear Won't Bite

Austrian journalist Von Marco Maier argues that Russia has conducted itself in an extremely restrained manner amid constant NATO provocations.

Mar 20 07:41

UK troops start training Ukraine’s army, US confirms own mission

UK military personnel have arrived in Ukraine and are beginning their training mission there, Britain’s Ministry of Defence has announced. Meanwhile the US will send nearly 300 paratroopers to start training the country’s national guard next month.

The deployment of foreign troops has started amid a barely holding cease-fire in the country’s east.

Mar 20 07:40

EU rules out automatic extension of anti-Russia sanctions

EU leaders have failed to reach a consensus on the automatic extension of Russian sanctions which are due to expire in July. European Council President Donald Tusk announced that the decision will be linked to the full implementation of Minsk agreement.

“The duration of economic sanctions will be clearly linked to the full implementation of the Minsk agreement,” Tusk told a news conference following the first working session of the summit in Brussels.

Mar 20 07:30

Lavrov on Alleged MH17 Crash Witnesses’ Accounts: Looks Like Hoax

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday questioned Western media reports on the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine based on alleged eyewitnesses.

"What was published by the Reuters news agency, a reputed and respected media outlet, looks very much like, you know, what is called a hoax. There are some eyewitnesses who contradict each other and say things that sound bizarre to any expert, for example, a zigzagging missile, separating stages, a trail of blue smoke," he said.

At the same time, Lavrov said, Western media ignore officially documented information from eyewitnesses previously obtained by Russian media and investigators, including those indicating the presence of a Ukrainian military jet in the vicinity of the doomed flight.

Mar 20 07:07

Could Greece swing to the right?

Mar 20 06:50

NATO Fumes as Russia Signs Treaty with South Ossetia

NATO is furious, again, claiming the treaty is in violation of international law. NATO does not recognize South Ossetian independence and insists every treaty they enter is a violation.

South Ossetia was an autonomous oblast in the Georgian Soviet Republic during the Soviet era, and declared independence in 1990 when the Soviet Union collapsed. Georgia has repeatedly, unsuccessfully, tried to conquer them.

The most recent war came in 2008, when Georgian forces attacked both South Ossetia and Russian peacekeepers, starting the brief Russo-Georgian War, in which Georgia’s military was virtually wiped out.

Mar 20 06:48

Scandal-hit Italian minister announces resignation

Maurizio Lupi, the transport and infrastructure minister, said on Thursday that he would resign on Friday after a parliament meeting about the graft case.

This came after a major investigation found that Ettore Incalza, a former senior official in Lupi’s department, was a suspect in the rigging of tenders for major public works projects worth a total of 25 billion euros ($26.5 billion).

A total of 51 officials and businessmen, including Incalza, have been placed under investigation.

Mar 20 06:22

Greece ready to play the Russian card

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Greece is ready to play the Russian card, bringing a new geostrategic dimension to the euro crisis.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras moved up his planned visit to talk to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to early next month instead of in May.

Faced with intransigence by the European Union and its other creditors in rolling back austerity and alleviating its debt burden, the Greek government is quietly dangling the prospect of turning to Russia for aid.

Mar 19 20:17

Kiev Shifts Goalposts as Merkel Skews Wide

Unfortunately, the prognosis is that if Merkel cannot see the glaring truth of the situation by now... then there is not much hope of the chancellor ever coming to a realistic political position on Ukraine...And, grimly, that means the outlook for further conflict is not good.

Kiev President Petro Poroshenko unveiled a new dimension of international sanctions against Russia this week, while being royally entertained by German leaders in Berlin. The oligarch-turned-politician now wants the Western allies of the Kiev regime to boycott the 2018 World Cup Finals to be held in Russia.

Mar 19 19:56

CrossTalk: Recognizing Palestine

Why have Western countries only now decided to vote to recognize the state of Palestine? What will be the outcome? Will a legitimate Palestinian state bring peace to the region? Is an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan a dead end?

CrossTalking with Amir Oren and Norman Finkelstein (author of the new book ‘Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assaults on Gaza’).

Mar 19 19:49

Netanyahu’s Victory: Now What President Obama?

Netanyahu's outright rejection of a Palestinian state and his promise to go on building more and more illegal settlements leave Obama without any wriggle room.

“Love him (Netanyahu) or hate him, this is the face of Israel.” That’s how Uriel Heilman concluded an article for the JTA (Jewish Telegraph Agency) on Netanyahu’s election victory after noting that he had shown his true colours by declaring that there would be no Palestinian state while he is in charge. What President Obama now has to decide is whether or not he will allow Netanyahu to remain in charge of American policy for Israel-Palestine.

Mar 19 19:46

Netanyahu Unmasks Israel

With the facades gone, Americans must decide if they will embrace this apartheid system or not...

Desperate to win reelection, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stripped off Israel’s mask and exposed the ugliness that has deformed his country over the past several decades.He abandoned the subterfuge of a two-state solution, exposed the crass racism that underlies Israeli politics, and revealed Israel’s blatant control of the U.S. Congress.

For years, U.S. politicians have rejected allegations of Israeli racism and excused mistreatment of the Palestinians as a temporary necessity that would be fixed by a two-state solution. But Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has destroyed those arguments in his panic to keep his job, reports Robert Parry.

Mar 19 19:40

Obama and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

One searches in vain for any detailed and highly competent writings or speeches on foreign policy, given by Obama, that go beyond idealistic platitudes, ever how souring the rhetoric.

Do not expect any significant progress engendered by the Obama administration for the rest of his term.

If there is to be any change in the configuration between the Palestinians and the Israelis, it will emanate from the International Court of Justice.

Mar 19 15:09

EU links lifting Russia sanctions to peace in Ukraine

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders said Thursday that they would maintain economic sanctions against Russia until the peace agreement on eastern Ukraine is fully implemented.

EU President Donald Tusk said the decision showed the common resolve of the 28 EU nations in the face of Russian involvement in the conflict.

It also underscored the support of the EU for Ukraine, which had urged the member nations to maintain the pressure that the sanctions bring on Russia.

Mar 19 10:01

HUNGARY REMEMBERS THE GAZA MASSACRE IN EUROVISION ENTRY

Israel is protesting Hungary’s Eurovision entry, which includes condemnation against Operation Protective Edge and mentions the number of Palestinian children killed during the 2014 Israeli military campaign.

Israeli Ambassador Ilan Mor turned to the Hungarian broadcasting authority, expressed his country’s reservations over the planned song and asked that the problematic segment be removed.

The Eurovision Song Contest will be held in May in Vienna, Austria. Hungary’s song this year, “Wars for Nothing,” will be performed by a group of three singers led by Hungarian singer-songwriter Boggie. The song has an anti-war message, focusing on the victims of violence and wars in the world. One of the captions in the song’s video refers to Operation Protective Edge, stating: “2014 – Gaza – two-thirds of the victims were civilians, including more than 500 children.”

Mar 19 07:51

The Rats are POURING out of DC’s Sinking Ship

As many here know, the East has been trying to formulate its banking alternatives for its member states these past several years. This is of monumental importance to Eurasian alliances, because without a network of lending institutions of their own, they’ve often been at the (lack of) mercy of the Western banking powers. For several years now, Eastern alliances such as the BRICS, have made a great deal of progress on this front.

That progress has been met with fear and loathing from DC and London, as previously, they’ve enjoyed the perks from being the world’s predatory lender through institutions like the World Bank and IMF.

During the last week however, while many of us weren’t looking, some very interesting developments have been taking place on the “grand chessboard”!

Mar 19 07:47

Washington Retaliates: Shifts Anti-Missile Battery Into Poland, Begins Rapid-Response Drills

In yet another sign that Washington is keen on preserving the sanctity of sovereign nations’ right to choose peaceful democracy over violent tyranny, the US is set to use Poland as a staging ground in an effort to prove (because some folks weren’t sure) that despite the UK’s inexplicable reluctance to engage in an arms race with Russia and China, the US can still blow things up at the drop of a dime.

Mar 19 07:34

"A Chaotic Balance Of Terror" - The Greek Government's Four Scenarios

Where is the Greek government going with its approach? Is it heading for a rift with Berlin and the other creditors or kicking up dust before it achieves a compromise? Why has it dramatically reopened, even with the involvement of the prime minister, the issue of World War II reparations? Four scenarios present themselves and hold the possible answer:

Mar 19 07:29

U.S. Intent on Isolating Russia from Europe

Why does the U.S. beat what seems to be a dead horse: Crimea’s joining to Russia voluntarily? Washington keeps insisting on the restoration of Crimea to Ukraine, which clearly is not in the cards at all. And Washington will keep sanctions on Russia going as long as Crimea remains in the Russian Federation (RF). So, why do this? Why insist on something that has no chance of happening?

Mar 19 06:51

Blockupy vs The European Central Bank-u-pie

The people understand the monetary system is broken and corrupt.

The “blockupy” protest against the opening of a new base for the European Central Bank (ECB) turned violent.

The mainstream media (MSM) reported police cars being set alight, stones thrown, dozens of people hurt, and 350 people being arrested as the anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt.

Mar 19 06:43

Autonomy Has Nothing to Do With It

As we can see from the above news excerpt, Cyprus is making threatening noises regarding its monetary nexus.

President Nicos Anastasiades is, in fact, in the process of removing Governor Chrystalla Georghadji. Her husband is entangled in a lawsuit with Laiki Bank and Georghadji failed to disclose it. This makes her vulnerable to removal – and Anastasiades wants to do just that.

Meanwhile, US Fed head Janet Yellen rendered the bank's latest momentous decision on interest rates on Wednesday after a Federal Open Market Committee meeting, and the verdict was remarkably ... mixed.
- See more at: http://www.thedailybell.com/news-analysis/36169/Autonomy-Has-Nothing-t...

Mar 19 06:21

German TV presenter claims faking Varoufakis middle-finger video

German television presenter Jan Böhmermann posted a video on the YouTube website on Wednesday, in which he claimed that members of the team that produces his "Neo Magazin Royale" program had doctored a video to make it appear as if Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis had made an obscene gesture towards Germany.

"Who would fake something like this," Böhmermann asked in the video. "The only thing I could possibly imagine is that it's some publicly financed loser show. And that's just what we did."

The allegedly doctored video, which raised eyebrows in Berlin after it was shown on a talk show hosted by Günther Jauch on public broadcaster ARD on Sunday, came from an address that Varoufakis gave to a 2013 conference in Zagreb, long before he became Greece's finance minister two months ago.

Mar 18 17:10

Europe braces for 'unprecedented' power issues from solar eclipse

Europe's power operators are bracing for potential disruption from the solar eclipse expected Friday, which will knock out almost all solar-generated electricity in an "unprecedented" test for the network.

Mar 18 16:15

Condemnation from US and EU as Russia and South Ossetia sign treaty

Treaty calls for a deeper level of co-operation with South Ossetia than “alliance and strategic partnership” deal agreed between Kremlin and Abkhazia last year

Russia has signed a treaty of “alliance and integration” with Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia in a move that has drawn sharp condemnation from the US and the European Union.
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Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, and Leonid Tibilov, the South Ossetian leader, signed a treaty of alliance and integration on Tuesday
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Yesterday’s treaty with South Ossetia was “yet more evidence of Russian interference in the affairs of its neighbours and a blatant disregard for their sovereignty and independence”, said Conservative MP David Lidington, the UK’s minister for Europe. “Similar interference has led to the terrible situation we see in Ukraine,” he added.

Mar 18 13:55

Spain's 'Indignants' combat eviction trauma

Spain's government says the economy is improving after years of crisis, but thousands of families are still suffering.

Mar 18 13:31

Conspiracy Theories Damage British Democracy, says Douglas Alexander

Douglas Alexander, the head of Labour’s election strategy, has said it is getting harder for politicians to campaign in elections because of conspiracy theories on social media.

Mar 18 13:27

How Far Will The Euro Fall?

The US dollar is hitting new 12-year highs almost daily, while the euro seems to be plunging inexorably to below dollar parity. Currency movements are often described as the most unpredictable of all financial variables; but recent events in foreign-exchange markets seem, for once, to have a fairly obvious explanation – one that almost all economists and policymakers accept and endorse.

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