Nov 26 13:45

From Pol Pot to ISIS: The blood never dried

Following the ISIS outrages in Beirut and Paris, John Pilger updates this prescient essay on the root causes of terrorism and what we can do about it.

Nov 26 08:48

Rahm Emanuel’s Learning What Happens When You Ignore Half Of The City

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing mounting criticism from activists and allies of the black community who say he should be held accountable for delaying justice in the case of Laquan McDonald, a teenager who died 13 months ago after being shot 16 times by a Chicago police officer.

A court order forced Chicago city officials to release squad car video of the gruesome death, which they did on Tuesday, hours after the Cook County State's Attorney's office charged Officer Jason Van Dyke with first-degree murder in the teen's killing. Viewers were outraged by how much the footage conflicted with the police department's initial account of the shooting, which claimed that McDonald was acting strangely and lunged at police before shots were fired.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That deep, long-lasting flushing sound you hear is that of Rahm Emanuel's future political career, which is about to end, slowly, and painfully, by any obstructions he ordered in this case.

Were I a Chicago resident, I would not look at going out at all for "Black Friday". As reported at the Washington Times this morning:

Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday shopping bonanza. About two dozen protesters gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office a day after authorities released the graphic video, footage that President Barack Obama said “deeply disturbed” him. The video shows officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder, firing an entire magazine into 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. The protesters held banners showing photos of other black people fatally shot by police in Chicago and elsewhere. Several said they were parents of black men killed by Chicago officers. “You cannot kill our children and expect us to be quiet any longer,” protester Quovadis Green said. “It is unacceptable.” Activist Mark Carter called on people to “rise up” and shut down the Magnificent Mile shopping area on Friday. Protesters also planned to target the Board of Trade and other landmarks in the coming

I would hope and pray that the protest is peaceful. But understanding the history of Chicago police, coupled with the reality that race riots, "spontaneously" erupting around the country, would give this administration the "justification" to suspend the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and impose martial law, I would not bet on that.

Nov 26 06:07

Is Turkey Starting a Proxi-War for NATO?

It is clear, Turkey hosting the recent G20 meeting and subscribing to the east-west ‘coalition’ of fighting the ISIS / DAESH / Al Qaeda terror, was a loosely disguised farce.

Did Turkey just provoke a proxi-war on behalf of NATO against Russia? – Turkey knew very well that the Russian SU-24 fighter jet was inside Syria’s borders and that even as it may have been close to Turkey it was no threat for Turkey. Russia’s mission was clear to all the 19 nations which attended the G20 meeting some 10 days ago in Antalya, Turkey, when the entire group unanimously decided to cooperate in fighting the Islamic State (IS – or Daesh, according to its Arabic acronym).

Nov 26 06:04

Turkey Shoots Down More Than Just a Russian Jet

It is only a matter of time before the rhetorical shell game conducted by the terrorist sponsors comes unstuck.

Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian fighter jet this week was likely aimed at a bigger political target – to deal a blow to the proposal of a grand anti-terror coalition between the West and Russia for fighting the Islamic State extremist network in Syria.

Such a coalition might seem reasonable, even desirable, to most people. But it is profoundly unacceptable, tacitly, to Washington because it would further expose the criminal nature of the Western-sponsored regime-change operation in Syria.

Washington and its allies do not want Russia to participate in an effective military coalition that would accelerate the destruction of the mercenary terror army that the Western powers have covertly invested in. In that regard, French President Francois Hollande seems to have momentarily lost the devious plot by proposing such an alliance with Russia.

Nov 26 06:02

Manufacturing a phony caliphate

Carefully-orchestrated snuff films directed by media experts.

Image is the most important element of the vaunted but fictional “new caliphate”. This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?

Nov 25 23:34

Was The U.S. Involved In The Turkish Attack Against The Russian Jet?

Obama continues his immensely destructive policies in the Middle East with zero regard to the all the bad outcomes these are likely to have for the people there as well as for Europe. One again wonders if all these action follow from sheer incompetence or from some devilish, ingenious strategic planning.

Nov 25 20:33

Video: Interview with ISIL members captured by YPG

Interviews with ISIL members captured by the YPG (People’s Defense Units, the armed forces of the government of Rojava, the Syrian Kurdistan), that have been fighting ISIL since 2013. From a 2015 report in Israel’s Channel 1, edited by Binyamin Edelman.

Nov 25 20:27

Turkey Downs Russian Fighter to Draw NATO and US Deeper into Syrian Quagmire

The downing of the Russian Su-24 fighter fits perfectly with the way in which the Turkish government has been ratcheting up tensions on the border, using its jihadi allies to seize Syrian territory, and trying to incite a violent reaction that will force greater NATO or US involvement.

Nov 25 13:31

Co-op Bank closes Palestine Solidarity Campaign accounts

The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) has filed a lawsuit against the Co-operative Bank after the financial institution closed its accounts without warning last month.

Nov 25 08:04

Palestinian poet sentenced to death by Saudi court

A Saudi court has sentenced to death the Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, convicted of several blasphemy-related crimes.

Nov 25 07:01

ISIS terror causes Church leader to question God's existence

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, leader of the Church of England and head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, said last weekend after talking to God that he doubted His existence.

Nov 25 06:58

Warning: If You Live Anywhere Near Chicago, Brace Yourself For Massive Rioting

The city of Chicago has released a video that shows a white police officer shooting a 17-year-old African-American young man named Laquan McDonald 16 times.

Nov 24 12:04

Viral Video allegedly shows dead Russian pilot surrounded by armed rebels in Syria (GRAPHIC)

The video posted online shows armed men around an alleged Russian pilot who seems to be unconscious and immobile. His face is bruised and bloodied. The men seem to be happy and are praising Allah, with some regretting that they hadn’t burned him on the spot.

Nov 24 09:44

In France, a whiplash from rotten Syria policy

Considering the fact that “Armed moderates” are practically non-existent in Syria, France announced in 2012 that it was delivering “lethal weapons” to Syrian rebels. French Arms deals were also with Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar; states at the forefront of supporting Salafi networks.

Nov 24 07:10

Turkey downs Russian warplane near Syria border,Downing of Russian jet over Syria stab in the back by terrorist accomplices

“This incident stands out against the usual fight against terrorism. Our troops are fighting heroically against terrorists, risking their lives. But the loss we suffered today came from a stab in the back delivered by accomplices of the terrorists,” Putin said.

Nov 24 06:44

U.S. Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Stop “illegal” War on Assad

In a remarkably candid interview with Wolf Blitzer, Gabbard calls Washington’s effort to oust Assad “counterproductive” and “illegal” before taking it a step further and accusing the CIA of arming the very same terrorists who The White House insists are “sworn enemies.”

Nov 23 22:13

CrossTalk: Talking Syria and the Remaking of the Middle East

Join host Peter LaVelle for an amazing talk about the future of the Middle East

After a series of horrific terrorist attacks, a truly global coalition to fight and destroy ISIS is in the making. At the same time Washington continues to ignore those who are really doing the fighting, particularly Russia. Are arrogance and false pride the real barriers to peace in Syria?

CrossTalking with Pepe Escobar, Richard Murphy and Mark Bruzonsky.

Nov 23 22:04

Manufacturing a phony “caliphate”

"This thing is largely smoke and mirrors: manufacturing a phony “caliphate” out of nothing but a misfit band of thugs collected from many disparate countries—all wearing matching black outfits and masks (so that you can’t identify ethnicity), driving identical shiny Toyota trucks by the hundreds, flying identical mass-produced flags and sporting slick logos—supplied by whom?"

"When has a genuine grassroots rebellion ever looked like this? These guys are well-funded by sophisticated backers. And those backers are no friends of the Muslim world.

Nov 23 19:28

As Cameron Bangs War Drum, Voices for Peace Rally Around Corbyn

As British Prime Minister David Cameron declared from Paris on Monday his desire to escalate the UK's military campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS) in both Iraq and Syria, campaigners are looking to Jeremy Corbyn to see whether the Labour Party leader can temper the nation's march to war.

Nov 23 17:39

Why Only Free Speech Gives Safe Space to the Oppressed

Social justice protests have been roiling American universities, even causing administrative heads to roll. To a significant degree, these campus uprisings have been characterized by an impulse to restrict speech and expression for the sake of creating “safe spaces” for marginalized groups. However, speech restriction is a double-edged sword that can just as easily injure the very people campus activists seek to help.

Nov 23 17:12

Over 30 “White Student Unions” Created on Facebook this Week

Well at least George Soros is getting his race war, finally... only cost him tens of millions of dollars in funding all these phony protests.

Nov 23 11:18

Arms up for Syria & world: Man stands blindfolded with raised arms for hours in social experiment

As the deadly conflict engulfs the Middle East, Californian man Sergio Mejia has set out to find out how much people really care about the crisis there.

Nov 23 11:07

‘War on terror’ made us unsafe

Today it’s not enough to mourn Paris or Beirut’s victims. We must also remember the estimated 1.3 million people who were banished directly and indirectly by the deviated “war on terrorism.” For the Zioncons’ conceived war has offered more than 1.3m reasons to recruit terrorists.

Nov 23 09:18

National Day of Anti-war Protest

Stop the War Coalition are organising a protest against the bombing of Syria outside Downing Street from 12-2pm this Saturday 28 November.

The UK has been bombing countries for a decade and a half, at the cost of millions of lives. Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results meets Albert Einstein's definition of madness.

We are calling on all our groups to organise protests in their towns and cities on the same day. We need to resist this brutalising and dehumanising spiral of violence.

Nov 23 04:00

Upcoming Third Intifada will Alienate Israel Psychologically and Economically

The Third Intifada whose essence would be ” smart resistance ” ( isolation of Israel economically through the non-violent methods). Third intifada would be a collective participation of the world along with the Palestinian, to terminate the oppressive characteristic essence of Zionism.

Nov 22 10:24

Police use chemicals on protesters as officers who shot Jamar Clark in head named

Minneapolis police said they deployed chemical irritants to disperse activists protesting the death of Jamar Clark, killed by officers who have now been named. As details emerge, officials say Clark provoked the shooting when he tried to disarm a cop.

Nov 21 19:30

Fox News Planted Fake Story Establishing ISIS Guilt Within Moments of Paris Attacks

There is very little chance that a news organization could make such an egregious “mistake” about a non-existent ‘suspect’ making non-existent ‘confessions’ to police, which never actually took place. And reflecting on Fox News’ notorious reputation as a factory of lies for the Neocon-Zionist propaganda machine

Nov 21 17:35

UK: Junior doctors vote to strike

The British Medical Association (BMA) announced the result of its ballot of junior doctors on Thursday. The doctors voted overwhelmingly to strike in opposition to the Conservative government’s attempts to impose a new contract on them.

Nov 21 16:08

Letter to to Presidential Candidate Dr. Ben Carson from a Greek Orthodox Priest

Dear rabid dog Dr. Ben Carson,

I hope this word will not offend you, doctor. If it does, I don’t care because you have offended each one of the 9 million Syrian refugees by calling them rabid dogs. You, along with every politician who caused Syria—the land of Saint Peter and Paul, the Apostles and the saints—to bleed to death, are evil rabid dogs.

Nov 21 13:58

In the Fight Against ISIS, Russia Ain’t Taking No Prisoners

The so-called Islamic State should have learned by now: they’ve picked a fight against the wrong guys. We have entered “take no prisoners” territory. For Russia, now all the gloves are off.

Nov 21 11:30

Austria: Anti-refugee protesters rally against government in Vienna

Nov 21 11:29

Spain: Anti-NATO protesters rally outside US military base near Seville

Nov 21 09:04

On Campus at U.PE: The University of Practically Everywhere

Fred on modern day college level Edumaksion!

You are now officially in college. You need to know several things about this condition. You will not like knowing them, which is part of why they are important. I will elucidate.

To begin, you do not belong here. You are spoiled, self-important, narcissistic, infantile brats, unprepared for college work, in which you likely have little interest. In the past, students of your age were almost adult and trying to learn how to be adults. You are different, alas. Your chief interest for four years will be in avoiding adulthood. This will be easy because you are less mature than earlier students, less prepared academically, and less ready for university.......

Nov 21 09:04

Poison DUst: Health Consequences of Depleted Uranium Home and Abroad [Full Film]

Poison DUst: Health Consequences of Depleted Uranium Home and Abroad tells the story of young soldiers who thought they came home safely from the war, but didn't. Of a veteran's young daughter whose birth defect is strikingly similar to birth defects suffered by many Iraqi children. Of thousands of young vets who are suffering from the symptoms of uranium poisoning, and the thousands more who are likely to find themselves with these ailments in the years to come. Of a government unwilling to admit there might be a problem here. Filmmaker Sue Harris skillfully weaves the stories of these young veterans with scientific explanations of the nature of "DU" and its dangers, including interviews with former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark, New York Daily News reporter Juan Gonzalez, noted physicist Michio Kaku, Dr. Rosalie Bertell, Dr. Helen Caldicott and Major Doug Rokke- the former U.S. Army DU Project head. Every American who cares about our troops should watch this film. Everyone who cares about the innocent civilians who live in the countries where these weapons are used should watch this film. And everyone who cares about the hatred of Americans that may result from the effects of our government's actions in using these weapons, should watch this film. Is there a cover-up?

Nov 20 17:47

U.S. Senator to President al-Assad: War on Syria was an unlawful war of aggression

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday received a letter from U.S. Senator for the State of Virginia Richard Black a letter in which he said “I was pleased by the Russians’ intervention against the armies invading Syria. With their support, the Syrian Army has made dramatic strides against the terrorists.

Nov 20 09:58

Protesting Netanyahu in the Rain

People rallied outside of an AEI event where Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was being honored while on his visit to the nation’s capital.

Nov 20 09:20

Scuffles, water cannon as protesters rally against APEC summit in Manila

Philippine National Police officers clashed with anti-APEC demonstrators and used water cannon on Thursday.

Nov 20 08:42

Legal Challenge Led by 26 State Governors Blocks Obama Immigration Order

Salvador Sarmiento, Legislative Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, says President Obama has numerous options to pursue reform.

Nov 20 08:15

Don't let that cop search your car! The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1998 That A Traffic Stop Doesnt Authorize a Vehicle Search

I saw it recently at a taco place. This woman in the photos was pulled over by a CHP officer, who started immediately rummaging through the woman's vehicle while she obediently stood at the cops car and watched. In the photo to the right, you can see the officer's boot as the rest of his body is inside the car, with him rummaging through the woman's back seat. Later, he digs through her purse on the hood of his car as she stands there and watches. This woman should not have consented, and neither should you. The U.S. Supreme Court has already addressed this issue, In Knowles v. Iowa, (1998), ruling " "the need to discover and preserve evidence does not exist in a traffic stop, for once Knowles was stopped for speeding and issued a citation, all evidence necessary to prosecute that offense had been obtained"

Nov 20 07:46

Rep. Barbara Lee, Sole Vote Against Unlimited War After 9/11, Demands Debate on New Military Action

Fourteen years ago, California Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee Barbara Lee cast the sole dissenting vote against the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan.

Nov 20 07:18

Wall Street Journal Publishes Israel's Leading Stone-Cold Arab-Killer

Let’s not sweat the small stuff here (not that homophobia is small stuff) when we’re talking about Israeli ministers who support Arab-murder and genocide publishing their bon mots in the Wall Street Journal

Nov 19 19:07

How Israel pressures BBC into changing headlines

In the early hours of 12 November, approximately two dozen Israeli gunmen, one disguised as a pregnant Palestinian woman, others wearing fake beards, invaded a hospital in Hebron and gunned down a 28-year-old man in cold blood

Nov 19 14:01


Mass murder, as that which just occurred in Paris, is always distressing, but that does not mean we should stop thinking.

Isn’t it rather remarkable that President Hollande, immediately after the event, declared ISIS responsible? How did he know that? And if he was aware of a serious threat from ISIS, why did he not take serious measures in advance?

Nov 19 09:23

Trucking Trade group SBTC Challenges the NRA to Stand Up for Truckers' Gun Rights

Trucking Industry group Small Business in Transportation Coalition (SBTC) ( has introduced Michael's Law, which would allow truckers to carry firearms nationwide. The law is named after 31-year-old truck driver Michael Boeglin, who was brutally murdered, shot (five times) to death on June 26, 2014. The assailant, who was never caught, then lit Mike's Freightliner truck on fire with him in it. Mike had been waiting outside a shipper at a nearby abandoned gas station because the corporation, like many, forbid drivers to wait for the load on their property. He left behind his wife Ashley who was four months pregnant with their first child. The NRA has shockingly opposed and worked against MICHAEL'S LAW, the straightforward, very simple 136- word proposal. (Gee wonder why?) The NRA has been rightly derided as a sellout organization for years by gun rights advocates.

Nov 19 08:59

University of Liverpool students vote for BDS

Students at the University of Liverpool have voted to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, in a significant victory for Palestinian solidarity campaigners.

The motion commits the Liverpool Guild of Students to, among other things, advocate divestment from companies complicit in the Israeli occupation, and to lobby the university to similarly divest. The motion also mandates the Guild to stop stocking Israeli products.

Nov 19 08:46

‘Marines out!’ Okinawa demonstrators mark 500th day of protest against US base (VIDEO)

Around 1,000 angry protesters demonstrated in front of the US Marine Corps' Camp Schwab in Okinawa, Japan, against the relocation of a US military base. The Wednesday rally marked the 500th day of sit-in protest in the city of Nago.
READ MORE: Tokyo orders work to start on Okinawa US base, despite governor’s opposition

Demonstrators shouted “Stop the relocation work” while waving signs reading “New Henoko base, no” and “Marines out,” The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reported.

When riot police and vehicles entered Camp Schwab on Wednesday, they were met with protesters who staged a sit-in at the front of the base's gate to block construction vehicles, according to The Japan Times.

“Protect the people of Okinawa, not the US base,” the protesters shouted.

Citizens' group leader Hiroji Yamashiro, 63, said the demonstrators' fight had “reached a critical point,” adding that the protesters were aiming to “beat down [the state] and win at any cost.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Japan's Prime Minister Abe may be well be ignoring these voices at the potential risk of his political future.

Those who voted for him in the last election may be thinking, "If he believes he can do this to Okinawa with absolutely impunity, what is he really capable of doing to the rest of Japan's citizens with impunity?"

And notice: not a word of this by western whorespondents!!

Nov 19 07:36

University of Vermont Sends White Students Away to “Privilege Retreat”

The politically correct culture that has infected our college campuses has finally reached the apex of absurdity. Schools like the University of Vermont are now hosting their very own re-education camps, to teach their Caucasian students about the racial biases they never knew they had.

Nov 18 19:12

Israel Divides the Jews - An Analysis by Lawrence Davidson

The leader of the largest Jewish group in North America has criticized Israel’s policies toward Palestinians as “misguided.”

Nov 18 16:52

Americans Rush To Buy Guns In Wake Of Paris Attacks

Americans are exercising their Second Amendment rights in droves after witnessing the harrowing footage of innocent people being murdered by gunmen in the French capital, and being warned thatthe same could happen on home soil.

Nov 18 14:41

Some popular fallacies about Islamism

Magdi Abdelhadi debunks some of the common misconceptions about Islam and Islamism, and spells out the essential steps that must be taken if the pernicious ideology that drives the likes of Al-Qaeda and Islamic State is to be defeated.

Nov 18 14:40

Rio protesters hurl mud at HQ of company blamed for dam rupture

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated near the Brazilian mining company Vale SA HQ in Rio de Janeiro after a dam part-owned by the company burst in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais on November 5, killing 11 people.

Nov 18 09:49

Banging your heart against some mad bugger’s wall*

The truth is that all Israelis are colonizers, settlers, and occupiers and, unless they oppose it in no uncertain terms, they are enforcers of a racist, apartheid regime. So the short answer is, yes, all Israelis are settlers, regardless of whether they live in Tel-Aviv or Jerusalem, or Ma’ale Edomim or Kiryat Arba. All of Israel is occupied Palestine and the myth that the occupation of Palestine began in 1967 needs to be buried for good. .... Miko Peled

Nov 17 19:55

Israeli ban on Islamic party marks a ‘dangerous turning point’

Palestinian leaders in Israel warn that Netanyahu is exploiting Paris attacks to ‘shut door’ to minority’s political activity

The decision by the Israeli government on Tuesday to outlaw the country’s main Islamic Movement marks a dangerous turning point in Israel’s relations with its large Palestinian minority, Palestinian leaders in Israel have warned.

Nov 17 17:52

TPP activists storm Morgan Stanley office in Washington (VIDEO)

Activists united against the Trans Pacific Partnership deal disrupted the Washington, DC offices of investment firm Morgan Stanley.

Nov 17 17:27

Palestine Day of Independence !!

Israel is economically dependent on the United States, let them cut off the $4 billion yearly financial support and it will collapse by itself within a few years ….. OR to say it the other way round; give me a yearly $4 billions and a free educational system and I will turn Somalia into the first industrial state in the whole of Africa in a few years.

Nov 17 16:18

Ron Paul : Paris and What Should Be Done

Here is the alternative: Focus on trade and friendly relations, stop shipping weapons, abandon “regime change” and other manipulations, respect national sovereignty, and maintain a strong defense at home including protecting the borders from those who may seek to do us harm. We should abandon the failed policies of the past, before it’s too late.

Nov 17 15:53

Flashback: Rice University Jewish Studies Professor calls police over youtube 9/11 video

A Houston man who sent a Rice University professor a youtube link via e-mail was contacted by police investigators shortly thereafter. The video, entitled 'History They Don't Teach You in School', covers the history of false flag terrorism, Israeli Zionists, and Israeli involvement in the September 11, 2001 attacks. It was e-mailed to Rice University Jewish Studies professor Rabbi Shira Lander, Ph.D, after the man had seen fliers advertising her Jewish studies anti-semitism class. Rabbi Lander had also recently given a public lecture series on the same topic. The man exchanged a few e-mails with the professor, one of which simply stated "I picked up a flyer advertising your Anti-semitism class. The flyer contained the question 'Why did some blame Jews for 9/11?' So I thought you might like to know why." The man was contacted by a Sgt.with the Rice University Police Department Criminal Investigations Division in Houston shortly thereafter.

Nov 17 15:29

To Break Big Pharma's Stranglehold, Doctors Vote for Ban on Drug Ads

In an attempt to combat the soaring cost of prescription drugs and Big Pharma's stranglehold on the U.S. healthcare system, the American Medical Association (AMA) has approved a new policy to "support a ban on direct-to-consumer advertising for prescription drugs and implantable medical devices."

Nov 17 15:21

UK students to hold fresh protests against education reforms

British students are planning more protest rallies against the government’s planned reforms in the higher education.

According to a report by the Guardian, the student campaigners are expected to hold a day of action on November 26.

Nov 17 15:05

Eco Groups Take Canadian Government to Court in GMO Salmon Fight

Green groups on Tuesday launched a legal challenge against the Canadian government's approval of genetically modified (GM or GMO) salmon egg manufacturing, which they say was done in secret, violated environmental protection laws, and risks widespread, long-term damage.

Nov 17 14:38

Flashback, Black Lives Shattered: Michelle Obama Invites Christopher Dorner's Arch Enemy To White House

In a double-whammy of police-fawning and race-hustling, Michelle Obama had personally invited the bi-racial couple, Captain Phil Tingirides and his wife LAPD Sergeant Emada Tingrides, to Washington D.C. for the State of the Union Address. But Retired LAPD Segeant Cheryl Dorsey altered to the fact that Capt. Phil Tingirides was among those personally targeted in Chris Dorner's infamous manifesto against police corruption.

Nov 17 13:58

Another France’s False Flag Attack

The French were shocked one more time by terrorist attacks last Friday November 13. The attacks carry all the fingerprints of false flag attacks that had been witnessed in previous false flag attacks in the American 9/11, UK 7/7 and France January 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks. The victims were innocent civilians, the perpetrators were immediately proclaimed before any investigations, the terrorists were killed and silenced, passports identifying the nationality of the terrorists were found (implanted) next to their bodies, the government had a security exercise simulating similar terrorist attacks, and a declaration of war was announced by the head of the state.

Nov 17 13:41

Israeli professor accused of equating the slaughter of Palestinian civilians by Israel to "mowing the grass"

The 'Northeastern University Students for Justice in Palestine' has issued an e-mail alert inviting folks to 'PACK THE ROOM' Wednesday night for a speech given by Israeli Professor Efraim Inbar. Their press release stated, in part, "In giving this talk, Inbar equates the slaughter of Palestinian civilians committed by Israel in its brutal attacks on Gaza to an act of "mowing the grass". Under international law, Israel has an obligation as an occupying power to the population as it occupies. To refer to Palestinians as "grass" to be mowed is genocidal language referring to war crimes regularly committed against the Palestinian people. As concerned students and community members, we will not tolerate this unacceptable justification for the murder of Palestinian lives on our own campus...

Nov 17 13:27

New Zealand: Anti-TPP protest organisers silent on war preparations against China

Thousands of people protested throughout New Zealand on Saturday demanding that the National Party government “walk away” from the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. More than 1,000 people marched in Auckland and hundreds more rallied in Wellington, Christchurch and about a dozen smaller towns.

Nov 17 12:41

‘Dont use Paris as an excuse for racism and war!’ – anti-CNN protesters

Protesters gathered in front of the CNN headquarters in New York City to speak out against what they see as a biased use of the media when reporting on recent Paris and Beirut attacks, as well as the Russian plane that was downed in Sinai.

Nov 17 11:48

“We are Scared, We are Grieving”: Muslim Activist in Paris Condemns Attacks, Rising Islamophobia

Reports of Islamophobia have already emerged following the Paris attacks, and fears of attacks on Muslims in Paris have risen.

Nov 17 11:04

51 arrested in protests after black man shot by Minneapolis police

Hundreds of protesters shut down northbound Interstate 94 through Minneapolis Monday night reacting to the shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police. In all, 51 people were arrested.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports protesters were on the freeway, attempting to block traffic. The shutdown first started around 7 p.m.

Several area metro police departments were on scene attempting to control the situation. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, protesters were given four warnings to disperse or be subject to arrest.

Shortly before 9 p.m., authorities began arresting protesters. The state patrol later said 43 adults and eight juveniles were arrested and will be charged with unlawful assembly and pedestrian on freeway, both misdemeanors.

The state patrol says numerous cars were damaged in the protest. At least on trooper was punched by a protester, and that person fled the scene.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

One has to wonder if police, nation-wide, have been given their marching orders to create such flagrant incidents with these shootings, ultimately to create the kinds of riots which would result in the suspension of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and the imposition of martial law.

Or, possibly, if the IDF training given to so many police around the country, has made police look at all citizens, charged or not, as the IDF views Palestinians.

Nov 17 08:50

The Marxist Murderers

The Jewish supremacists are deliberately destroying all Western countries as they have secretly declared war upon us! They conspired to take control of our nation’s infrastructure through carefully orchestrated acts of treason! They became our bankers, politicians & media owners. Their goal is to genocide the White race & to enslave the entire planet!

Nov 17 08:41

The Way Black Lives Matter Responded to Paris Attack Will Boil Your Blood

Shortly after Paris endured a horrifying terrorist attack, which has so far lead to the deaths of 136 people, the supporters of Black Lives Matter and the Mizzou Protests have responded to the incident in the most sickening way imaginable. Rather than simply recognizing this event as a horrible tragedy that shouldn’t happen to anybody, they’ve decided that they are the center of the universe, and nothing in the world could possibly be more tragic than their plight.

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Nov 17 08:09

Paris attacks, Missouri U protests: The uses of propaganda

By Jon Rappoport

“After catastrophic events, the propaganda machines start rolling. Opportunities abound. The goal is: use the disaster to boost a current agenda, when there really is no connection at all. It’s called a non-sequitur. It’s perfect food for dim minds.” (The Underground, Jon Rappoport)

Let’s look at how propaganda arising out of the Paris attacks will be deployed in the upcoming Climate Summit.

File this under: how much hay will global elites make from the Paris attacks?...

Nov 16 20:32

Terrorism and the Question of Humanity

On 15 November, The New York Times published an article entitled “Beirut, Also the Site of Deadly Attacks, Feels Forgotten.” It highlights the disparity between the global solidarity expressed for Paris following the deadly 13 November attacks and the lack thereof expressed for Beirut after it too was attacked the day prior. But the headline suggests a petulant attitude from Lebanese who “feel forgotten,” as though they were a bratty child or a snivelling spouse.

Nov 16 16:51

Dartmouth College Breaks Out in Violence After Black Lives Matter Protest on Campus

A Black Lives Matter protest at Dartmouth University ended in violence and vulgar epithets when protesting students stormed through the library chanting and flipping people off. The event took place this past week in Novack around 7:40 p.m. and participating students dressed in all-black while marching through the school. The night started out with a short speech, to which students apparently responded with “We shall overcome.”

Nov 16 15:21

Experts say states lack legal authority to block refugees

This story needs some nice comments!

DETROIT (AP) — Several U.S. governors have threatened to stop accepting Syrian refugees following last week's attacks in Paris, even as experts counter they lack legal authority to block the relocations.

Nov 16 11:50

Next #BlackLives Riot Coming to Chicago? Judge to Decide on Video of “Executed” Teen Shot 16 Times by Cops

The video reportedly shows an "execution" of a black teen shot 16 times by a white Chicago officer.

The teen's family has already received a $5 million settlement from the city. On why the video has yet to be released, Chicago Tribune reporter John Kass wrote, "I figure Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not want the video shaping his mayoral-runoff election campaign."

The Emanuel administration has continued to fight the release of the video. The judge will decide on Thursday. Activists are at the ready.

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Nov 15 10:58

2-minute video: You have no idea what’s really going on, what will happen, and your own importance, so why not live your full self-expression for virtue?

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Sustainable Man’s 2-minute video points to important truths: we have no idea what Life really means, where it’s headed, and what will happen from our actions:

Look at your own life for verification, and answer:

Many of Life’s most important gifts to you were “tossed into your lap,” and were not foreseen or predictable, true?
Many of your proudest moments are when faced with adversity, you were inspired to express your best sense of virtue, yes?
Much of what you wanted turned-out to not “make you happy,” and put you out of balance of your best experience and expression of virtue, also true?

With these facts verified from your own life and observations of others, history’s greatest religious/spiritual/philosophical leaders admonish you to live the truth:

Nov 14 22:50

The Pentagon’s Law of War Manual: Justification for War Crimes and Mass Repression

Planning for mass repression at home

In addition to its international significance, the Law of War Manual summarizes and integrates plans for mass repression and martial law within the US itself that have been developed since the late 1960s by the US Defense Department in direct response to the political radicalization of the working class and layers of the middle class.

The procedures governing mass detention enumerated in the Law of War Manual have already been partially worked out by numerous agencies and programs run by the Department of Defense Civil Disturbance Directorate, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Department of Homeland Security, which now incorporates FEMA.

In light of everything, I seriously think that we should revisit 'Operation Garden Plot,' 'Rex 84,' et al. -- NOW!

Nov 14 17:51

What Preceded The Islamic State Attacks In France

The Islamic State claims responsibility for the attack.

But who weaponized and financed the Islamic State or prior organizations in Syria and Iraq from which this terror attack grew?

Nov 14 17:24

Trump 'Hammers' Ben Carson In Must-See Slap-Down: "How stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap?"

"Now if you're pathological, there's no cure for that folks, okay? There's no cure for that.
"He said he went after his mother with a hammer... And I said 'wow that's tough.' Man, did anybody in this audience ever GO AFTER THEIR MOTHER WITH A HAMMER!?? After their mother with a hammer? Okay? So he went after his mother this is in his book, this isn't me, I'm just trying to save you money on a book! "He's a pathological, damaged, temper, a problem. And they talk about my tone is a little bit tough. Bush. That's the problem with this country, we need somebody with tone."

Nov 14 16:29

My Visit to the Mount Carmel Branch Davidian Massacre Site

The tragic case of Jack Yantis, killed by DHS-trained sheriffs in Idaho, has brought up the memories of Ruby Ridge and Waco. So I thought I'd re-post this video, my wife & i visited Waco last summer, July 2014. It is a very peaceful, beautiful, and eerily serene place.

Nov 14 15:27

Burning the Palestinian children alive and its religious roots !!

There is justification for killing babies if it is clear that they will grow up to harm us [the jews], and in such a situation they may be harmed deliberately, and not only during combat with adults.”

Rabbi Yitzhak Shapira

Nov 14 14:32

CONFIRMED: French Government Knew Extremists BEFORE Attack

If the people of France want to strike hard at those responsible for repeated terrorist attacks within their borders, they can start with those who knew of the attacks and did nothing to stop them, who are also, coincidentally, the same people who helped give rise to ISIS and help perpetuate it to this very day.

Nov 14 13:21

Beirut’s Explosion: The Sunni-Shia Bellum Sanctum Returns to Hezbollah’s Security Zone

At least 46 confirmed deaths as families claim the bodies of their departed loved ones and nearly 250 wounded, many seriously, are being treated at the three Shia run hospitals, Al-Sahel, Bahman and Al-Rassoul Al-Aazam in this observer’s south Beirut neighborhood of Haret Hreik. This morning (11/13/2015), Dr. Mahmoud Mansour, the chief of the emergency department at Bahman Hospital told this observer that his hospital recorded 20 deaths, and treated approximately 100 victims, approximately 20 percent of whom are in critical condition.

Nov 14 12:55

Arthur Topham on His 'GUILTY/NOT GUILTY' Verdict

"At this point in time the question remains as to why a guilty verdict was handed down for Count 1 and why a not guilty verdict was handed down for Count 2. Speculation is that Count 1 included evidence which the jury felt wilfully promoted hatred toward people of the Jewish religion or ethnic group. Count 1 also included the book Germany Must Perish! written by the Jewish author Theodore N. Kaufman as well as the parody/satire of Kaufman’s book by Topham titled Israel Must Perish! which Crown, from the onset of the trial, has adamantly claimed was a “book” that Topham wrote rather than merely a satire of Theodore N. Kaufmann’s book."

Nov 14 11:14

Catholic Archbishop Condemns CIA supporting al-Qaeda in Syria, Tells U.S. To Stop Interfering In His Country

Syrian Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo of Hassak-Nisibi said that the U.S. 'western military' should stop interfering in his country and stop supporting al-Qaeda. The 74-year-old added that it's not their place to oust Assad. "The Syrians will decide if and when Assad has to go away, and not the Daesh (ISIS) or the West," he said. The prelate condemned "Western propaganda," asking "What does it mean, (that) al-Qaeda is now a US ally, just because in Syria it has a different name? But do they really despise our intelligence and our memory?"

Nov 13 22:55

Destruction of al-Aqsa is no conspiracy theory

The destruction of mosques was not a new practice, or one limited to Jerusalem. Zionist forces left intact only very few mosques in the destroyed Palestinian villages and towns during the Nakba — the ethnic cleansing operation of 1948. The Israeli authorities then turned many of the remaining mosques into clubs, restaurants and animal enclosures.


Nov 13 16:39

Israeli raid on Hebron hospital sparks new protests

Thousands of Palestinians protested Thursday following the funeral in Hebron for 28-year-old Abdullah Azzam Shalaldah, shot to death by undercover Israeli gunmen who carried out an assault on the local al-Ahli Hospital to abduct his wounded cousin, Azzam Ezzat Shalaldah.

The hospital raid by Israeli security forces disguised as Palestinians signals a further escalation of the brutal and lawless repression that has claimed at least 83 Palestinian lives since the beginning of October.

Nov 13 15:36

In Nationwide Student Revolt over Campus Racism, NY’s Ithaca College is Latest School to Erupt

In a week that began with a victorious revolt by African-American students at the University of Missouri and brought solidarity rallies to campuses around the country, a similar protest has erupted at Ithaca College in upstate New York.

Nov 13 13:30

State Of Idaho Concerned About Gerry Spence, Googling "yantis case and gerry spence"

The State is rightly concerned since it was a horrific crime against humanity which those Adams County, Idaho Sheriffs committed.

Nov 13 11:33

Will Trudeau’s Pipeline Policy Change After Keystone?

As protestors staged sit-ins at Canada's Prime Minister's residence, Keystone XL Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network's Dallas Goldtooth and environmental activist Dimitri Lascaris discuss the grassroots strategies needed to keep the pressure on politicians.

Nov 13 10:51

Our Economy Is Not Working: Joseph Stiglitz on Widening Income Inequality & the Fight for $15

The fight over income inequality gained national attention when fast-food workers walked off the job in hundreds of cities across the country on Tuesday.

Nov 13 10:39


Centrally issued money optimizes inequality, monopoly, cronyism, stagnation, low social mobility and systemic instability. If we don’t change the way money is created and distributed, wealth inequality will widen to the point of social disorder. Everyone who wants to reduce wealth inequality with more regulations and taxes is missing the key dynamic: the monopoly on creating and issuing money necessarily widens wealth inequality, as those with access to newly issued money can always outbid the rest of us to buy the engines of wealth creation.

Nov 13 09:52

Grand Mufti of Syria: “Terrorism is a new ideological trend, has nothing to do with Islam”

It’s the leaders of the Gulf countries, Turkey and the America that should stand trial, because they supplied the arms. The weapons that killed my son came from them. To me, all the people who were killed at their hands are like my son. Every Syrian that died in this war is my son..........Grand Mufti of Syria, Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun

Nov 13 09:33

"Murdered in cold blood by trigger happy rookies.. I hope they get the death penalty" Nephew of Slain Rancher Says

Rowdy Paradis, who was with his uncle Jack Yantis after their bull had been hit by a car, witnessed the murder. Understandably outraged, he posted about it on his Facebook page the next day. Note that in the media there is confusion about whether one or both deputies shot Yantis, this simple statement by the witness seems to clear up the issue of culpability.

Nov 13 08:23

‘Simply obvious’: Police expert says shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice justified

The Police are insane.This Terrorism under color of law has to stop and now. They think they have the right to murder us. Whether it's a little black kid playing at the park with a toy gun or bb gun like I used to do over 50 years ago,or it's a white rancher called to the scene by the Sheriffs Dpartment to put his bull down,these terrorists under color of law are killing Americans regardless of race creed or color!
United we stand! Divided we fall! The government of the USA had declared war on the American people and has no further legitimacy as a REAL GOVERNMENT of for and by the American People!

A Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office report includes a police expert’s “simply obvious” conclusion that the Cleveland police shooting, which killed Tamir Rice was justified. The report comes as the grand jury hears evidence and is considering pressing charges.

Nov 13 07:43

Sheriffs Who Killed Idaho Rancher Had 'Active Shooter Training Sessions' Courtesy Of U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

This past Monday, broke the story revealing that the Idaho Sheriffs that slaughtered 62-year-old rancher Jack Yantis were trained by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. Deputies were required to complete numerous DHS courses, both online and in-person training. Sheriff Ryan Zollman had many meetings where he discussed qualifying for and obtaining federal DHS Grant money. Newfound information reveals even more details: Zollman's deputies attended 'Active Shooters Training sessions' paid for by DHS!

Nov 12 19:28

Beware: The Pogrom Is Coming !!

There will never ever be any kind of peace with the racist Zionist entity, even if you wanted, simply because the Zionist occupiers never ever wanted peace (and 25 of the futile negotiations proved that), they want more land and less native Palestinians, and if they could to get rid of the Palestinian by merely massacring them or kicking them to a concentration camp like that of Gaza.

Nov 12 19:09

The Jewish History In Palestine !!

What are the Jews doing here in Palestine? They have never been natives of Palestine but occupiers !!!

The Canaanites were the [indigenous] inhabitants of Canaan, the older native name of Palestine, and the jews were just invaders!

Nov 12 16:34

Rules for Radicals

By Saul Alinsky - 1971 1. The Purpose

In this book we are concerned with how to create mass organizations to seize power and give it to the people; to realize the democratic dream of equality, justice, peace.... "Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.' This means revolution." p.3

"Radicals must be resilient, adaptable to shifting political circumstances, and sensitive enough to the process of action and reaction to avoid being trapped by their own tactics and forced to travel a road not of their choosing." p.6

"A Marxist begins with his prime truth that all evils are caused by the exploitation of the proletariat by the capitalists. From this he logically proceeds to the revolution to end capitalism, then into the third stage of reorganization into a new social order of the dictatorship of the proletariat, and finally the last stage -- the political paradise of communism." p.10 Background information

Nov 12 16:32

Obama quotes Alinsky in speech to young Israelis

JERUSALEM – In his address in Jerusalem today, President Obama channeled Saul Alinsky, citing the radical community organizer's defining mantra as he urged young Israelis to "create change" to nudge their leadership to act.

Obama told a crowd of college students at Jerusalem's main convention center that Israel "has the wisdom to see the world as it is, but also the courage to see the world as it should be."

One of Alinsky's major themes was working with the world as it "is" to turn it into the world as "it should be."

In his defining work, "Rules for Radicals," which he dedicated to "the first rebel," Lucifer, Alinsky used those words to lay out his main agenda. He asserted radical change must be brought about by working within a system instead of attacking it from the outside.

Nov 12 16:28

How Saul Alinsky Taught Barack Obama Everything He Knows About Civic Upheaval

In a National Review column, dated May 14, 2009, we see that “Obama’s mentors from his Chicago days studied at a school Alinsky founded, and they taught their students the philosophy and methods of one of the first ‘community organizers.'” That same column cites a photo that was on Obama’s presidential campaign website: a photo that showed “Obama in a classroom teaching students Alinskian methods.”

Nov 12 14:28

Students across US to protest college debt, demand free public universities

University students across the United States are set to walk out of classrooms to protest against mounting college loan debt and rally for tuition-free public universities and an increase in the minimum wage for campus workers.

Thursday's protests, dubbed the Million Student March, are expected to draw thousands of students from about 100 US colleges.

Nov 12 13:26

Greece mayhem: Fierce street clashes, Molotov cocktails, rioting amid strike in Athens

A labor strike in the Greek capital has turned violent, with demonstrators hurling Molotov cocktails at police. Officers have responded with tear gas. The protesters are rallying against government austerity measures.

Labor union members have walked off their jobs for 24 hours, protesting in Athens' central square.

Nov 12 12:59

Petition demanding Cameron ‘vote of no confidence’ passes 170,000 signatures

An online petition calling for a no confidence vote in Prime Minister David Cameron has attracted more than 170,000 signatures, obliging Parliament to debate the issue. The date of the debate will be released in seven days.

Signatures on the e-petition published on Parliament’s website rocketed from 121,970 to 178,260 in the space of six days.

Nov 12 10:31

Students across U.S. to march over debt, free public college

Students were set to walk out of classrooms across the United States on Thursday to protest ballooning student loan debt for higher education and rally for tuition-free public colleges and a minimum wage hike for campus workers.

Nov 12 09:10

Another Paid-for Protest? #MillionStudentMarch Campus Uprising Has George Soros Written All over It

Have you figured it out by now that somewhere up the food chain this entire highly scripted, highly organized, national committee-led "movement" is not just some natural "grassroots campaign" concocted by a few pissed off college students buried in loan debt, but instead is a bought-and-paid for protest-in-a-box ala George Soros' phony color revolutions?

Don't get me wrong. Do I wish my student loan debt was canceled? Sure. Do I wish my kids could go to college for free? That'd be swell. Would $15/hour minimum wages be nice for everyone? Gee, you bet.

But socialists never answer this question: who do they really think will end up paying for it all?

Because it isn't going to be billionaires like George Soros.

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Nov 12 08:50

Investigation into rancher’s shooting death criticized

BOISE, Idaho
It was a meeting with more questions than answers, but it was a start.

A small-town Idaho sheriff faced a standing-room-only crowd of about 300 at a town hall meeting Tuesday to address the Nov. 1 shooting death of a well-known rancher at the hands of two deputies. It was a strong turnout for Council, whose population is about 800.
The first question of the night was about the safety of the deputies when their names are released. The sheriff said he remains concerned — and he noted that he has received threats and had a photo of his house and address posted on social media.

“I am not going to do that to these deputies,” he said.

People in the crowd responded swiftly:
“The day will come. The day has to come.”

Nov 12 08:21

'Pro Gun' Sheriff In Jack Yantis Case Seizes Guns From Local Residents, Sells Them Resistance_2009's picture

The local Adams County, Idaho Sheriff Ryan Zollman, whose officers slaughtered Jack Yantis, in the past has tried to portray himself as a 'patriot' pro 2nd Amendment type. But you can be the judge on this one. has uncovered official records from local Council, Idaho government meetings revealing that Sheriff Zollman justifies not only the seizure of local Idaho residents guns, but the sale of those guns. County Supervisors even had to change their policy and prevent the Adams County Sheriff from keeping the seized guns, and instead gave that authority to the Dept. of Fish and Game.

Nov 12 08:09

City Clears Art From Confederate Monument

Officials use police to remove sculpture intended to bring context to symbol of city’s racist past.

Nov 12 07:58

90-second inspiring video: ‘Very obvious solutions’ to US/UK/Israel Wars of Aggression

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In just 90 seconds, former US Marine Ken O’Keefe powerfully states the “very obvious solutions” to US/UK/Israel unlawful Wars of Aggression: arrest the obvious criminal leaders (video starts at 20:51, then finishes this episode of Cross Talk):

Ken’s factual claims are easily verifiable as objectively factually accurate:

Presidents Obama and Bush, along with US Congress members, created executive orders, NDAA 2012, and the 2006 Military Commissions Act that violates fundamental Constitutional guaranteed rights to claim to “authorize” seizure of any person dictated by “leadership” as an “enemy,” and seize any resource for “national security.” The very obvious solution is to arrest the two presidents and leaders of Congress.

Nov 11 18:17

What Obama Should Have Told Bibi

And how to fix things? Lauder claims that Netanyahu has “the greatness, the vision and the courage to move this relationship forward on a positive path.” Sure. And pigs have wings. Let’s face it Ron, Bibi is quite likely clinically insane. Even many Israelis are saying so, though they still vote for him based on his government’s relentlessly implemented and self-fulfilling program of inciting fear of Arabs.

Nov 11 16:16

MAG: We’re Raising ‘Fragile’ Kids

A lecturer asked in an e-mail, “Is there no room anymore for a child to be a little bit obnoxious . . . a little bit inappropriate or provocative or, yes, offensive?” Students went ballistic. When an administrator (who is the lecturer’s spouse) defended free speech, some students wanted his head. One student wrote in a Yale Herald op-ed (now taken down): “He doesn’t get it. And I don’t want to debate. I want to talk about my pain.”

Nov 11 15:03

Israel in U.S. Presidential Politics and Foreign Policy

Haim Saban will be the Israel Lobby’s enforcer in Hillary’s camp. He will also get to lobby for cabinet posts and State Department staff assignments for the Zio-faithful. Look to Dennis Ross, Aaron David Miller, David Makovsky and the whole tired bunch of Zio-mats (Zio-diplomats) to rear their ugly heads once again, regurgitating the same tired concepts which failed in the past administrations in which they served.

Nov 11 13:12

EU flag burned as tens of thousands join Warsaw nationalist demo

Tens of thousands of protesters poured into Warsaw's streets on Wednesday for a demonstration organised by the far right, marching under the slogan "Poland for the Polish" and burning an EU flag.

Nov 11 12:20

S African police clash with striking workers at parliament

South’s Africa’s riot police have fired stun and smoke grenades to disperse scores of striking workers holding a rally at the parliament to demand higher pay.

On Wednesday, a large number of policemen moved in on some 200 striking workers on the steps of parliament, firing stun grenades and ordering them to leave the grounds.

The police also used their shields to drive workers from the steps of the national assembly in the capital city of Cape Town.

Sources say the stand-off continued for several hours.

The angry workers chanted slogans and resisted evacuation from the parliament complex.

"We work here, we can't be removed. The police must go," the protesting workers shouted.

"We are all demanding a living wage, that's why we are here," said one protester who was briefly held by security forces at the site.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Welcome, South African workers, to the world of being allegedly represented in your Parliament, but finding it is the interests of the big mine owners represented instead.

Welcome to the world of being irrelevant, invisible, and forgotten, except at election time, when you are supposed to vote in the same people who have so disenfranchised you for so damned long.

And a small memo to the ANC: when you took control of the government of this country, you made a lot of promises to the South African people, and they believed you.

Unless you start to deliver, your days may well be numbered in South African politics.

Nov 11 11:40

Speech by UNRWA Commissioner to the UN regarding desperate situation of Palestinian refugees

The illegal blockade of Gaza remains in place subjecting Palestinians to collective punishment and denying all but a few the opportunity to lead normal lives, including by interacting with the outside world. Reflecting this, 893,000 Palestine refugees are food dependent, 11 times the number 15 years ago.

Nov 11 10:32

Jack Yantis' Daughter Video Statement: "My Dad Was Brutally Gunned Down & Murdered By The Deputies, Left For Dead Like Commom Roadkilll"

Sarah Yantis, the daughter of Idaho rancher Jack Yantis, stood with her husband and children on the spot where her father was, as she put it, "brutally gunned down and murdered by the Adams County deputies." She continued, "Though it has been washed twice, and it rained for a night and a day, his blood still remains here on the road. I believe this is where his blood is going to stay until he receives justice for the tragic and needless murder. My father did not receive any care, including medical care, prior to my arrival. And he was shot and left for dead like common roadkill. At the same time, the bull was left to suffer and bleed out inhumanely. When asked to put it down, they would not do it. While my father's blood stains this pavement, the officers that murdered him are on paid leave. What has America come to? It's no longer the land of the free and the home of the brave."

Nov 11 10:25

Editorial Says Govt. Would Defeat Armed Rebellion by Making Major Cities Disappear

“The idea of ‘armed rebellion’ in the U.S. is ludicrous,” opinion column writer Gregg Littell declares in The Union.

His stated intent is to debunk Ben Carson’s claim that “America will never suffer under tyranny because the people are armed.”

The reason, according to “gun owner and target shooter” Littell, is because unlike in Revolutionary War times, “the arms disparity between a ‘tyrannical government’ and citizens is so huge that the idea of ‘armed rebellion’ is ludicrous.”

He keeps using that word. After reading the rest of his insane rant, an Inigo Montoya line comes to mind. Because in the past, when subjected to “Resistance is futile” Borg declarations from “progressive” keyboard commandos pointing out the government, after all, has nukes, I’ve noted none of them ever seem to go beyond that platitude and flesh out the full scenario for us.

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The French monarchy had the same attitude ... right up until the day the people stormed the Bastille! Ceausescu had the same attitude ... right up to the day he was machine-gunned on live Romanian TV. Mussolini had that same attitude ... right up to the day he was hanged by the people. Charles I had that same attitude ... right up to the day he was beheaded! George III had that same attitude ... right up to the day we kicked his ass out of the new United States.

Nov 11 10:03

God help the Palestinians! Their 'can't deliver' Chief Negotiator is now promoted to Secretary-General

There is speculation that PA Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat is being prepped to take over as president from Abbas, although he told Mehdi Hasan he wished to go back to being a university professor. Well go, dammit, go!

Nov 11 09:04

“Another Yale is Possible”: Students Confront Racism at Ivy League School

The protests at the University of Missouri come as a similar dynamic plays out at one of the nation’s top Ivy League schools.

Nov 11 08:30

Low-Wage Workers to Target Republican Debate in Milwaukee

15 Now’s Ty Moore explains why fast-food workers and supporters are striking nationwide on Tuesday, the impact of phasing in a $15 minimum wage in Seattle.

Nov 11 07:53

Attorney Gerry Spence of 'Ruby Ridge' Fame To Assist Family of Jack Yantis (Idaho Rancher Slaughtered By Sheriffs)

Jack Yantis was having a peaceful dinner with his family on the evening of Sunday, November 1, 2015 when a local law enforcement dispatcher called him to tell him that one of his bulls had been hit by a car and needed to be put down. Soon after Mr. Yantis went out to the scene as requested by police, he was shot to death on the dark roadside in front of his wife and another family member. His wife immediately had a heart attack. Yantis family attorney Matthew K. Taylor has announced that Spence will help on the case "for justice" and that "due to the increased attention of the #yantisshooting we will be using twitter to support the family."

Nov 11 07:19

Full-House at Idaho Town Meeting on Jack Yantis Killing: "How can it be more obvious this is a crime!" Daughter of Rancher Says

There was a town hall meeting on the killing of local rancher Jack Yantis in Council, Idaho last night. The event was held at a local church, where the 'pastor' announced that recording was prohibited. However, many local reporters tweeted live as the meeting commenced. Following are a collection of all the tweets. Sherrif Ryan Zollman, whose deputies were trained by DHS, claims he's received death threats, will not step down, and will not name officers. When asked if the deputies had an AR-15, Zollman replied "It is true." Overall, people are very skeptical of the sheriff's office and the investigation into this shooting. "The government is holding all the cards and we have no knowledge," one citizen at the meeting said. Several folks raised questions about why body cams aren't on all the time of the shooting.