May 1, 2017

Trump's 100 days: US air campaign hammers Yemen with almost a strike a day

More US strikes have hit Yemen in President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office than in all of 2015 and 2016 combined, as the US military takes full advantage of the White House designating parts of the country areas of "active hostilities".

In March and April alone the US carried out 80 air attacks with jets and drones - itself more than double the number seen last year. Read more.

TIBJ

April 30, 2017

Duitsland krijgt eerste Holocaust-professor

Duitsland kent vanaf komende week een speciale Holocaust-professor. Het is historica Sybille Steinbacher, die onder meer promoveerde op Auschwitz. Haar leerstoel is de eerste in Duitsland die helemaal is gericht op onderzoek naar de geschiedenis en de gevolgen van de Shoah.

De aanstelling van Steinbacher is een initiatief van de Duitse deelstaat Hessen, de Goethe-Universiteit in Frankfurt en een onderzoeksinstituut. Lees meer.

NOS

Lecture: 'Hitler's Jewish Soldiers' by Bryan Mark Rigg


CSPAN 22 July 2003 (video)

Dr. Bryan Mark Riggs at the National Archives, 22 July 2003, speaking about his book "Hitler's Jewish Soldiers: The Untold Story of Nazi Racial Laws and Men of Jewish Descent in the German Military". (Audio only)

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Hitler's Jewish Soldiers - NaZi-Jews in Hitlers Army (video/documentary) - Archive.org

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April 29, 2017

Op 29 april 1967 weigerde Mohammed Ali in Vietnam te gaan vechten

Lode Vanoost - Op 29 april is het 50 jaar geleden dat Mohammed Ali weigerde zijn militaire dienstplicht te vervullen, om in Vietnam te gaan vechten. “Zij hebben me nooit 'nxyyxr' genoemd, zij hebben mij nooit gelyncht”. Deftig Amerika was woedend over zoveel zwarte assertiviteit. Ali verloor vier jaar van zijn carrière, maar kreeg volledig gelijk van de geschiedenis, werd de grootste bokser aller tijden én een icoon voor de eeuwigheid.

Toen Mohammed Ali (1942-2016) in 1967 werd opgeroepen voor zijn legerdienst had hij zijn 'slavennaam' Cassius Clay al een tijd veranderd. Hij was moslim geworden en kondigde reeds een jaar op voorhand aan dat hij zou weigeren naar Vietnam te gaan. Lees meer + video.

De Wereld Morgen

Montenegro In: Parliament ratifies NATO membership amid mass protests



NATO has expanded further into Eastern Europe, that’s after lawmakers in the small Baltic state of Montenegro unanimously accession to the military bloc.

The vote happened despite mass protests outside the parliamentary building with opponents calling for a referendum on the decision. Read more.

RT

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Montenegro MPs Gather For Historic NATO Vote - Balkan Insight
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Montenegro defies democracy by ratifying NATO membership without referendum – Moscow - RT

Russia Is Trying, But It Can't Stop NATO Entry, Montenegro Says - Bloomberg
Moscow on Montenegro's NATO Accession: We Reserve Right to Defend Ourselves - Sputnik

Tear gas & fire: Anti-austerity protesters clash with police in Rio



Protesters clashed with police in downtown Rio de Janeiro on Friday evening after a day of violence between police and demonstrators during a general strike to protest against proposed changes to Brazilian labour laws and the pension system. Read more.

RT

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Brazilian cities largely shut down in austerity protests - UPI
Brazil protesters, police clash in first general strike in decades - Reuters

Most of Brazil Paralyzed as Unions Implement One-Day General Strike (video) - TRNN
Brazilians sick of corrupt politicians hit the streets to protest austerity measures - Guardian

Formerly imprisoned journalist Barret Brown taken back in custody before PBS interview

AWARD-WINNING JOURNALIST Barrett Brown was re-arrested and taken into custody Thursday, the day before he was scheduled to be interviewed for a PBS documentary.

Brown quickly became a symbol of the attack on press freedom after he was arrested in 2012 for reporting he did on the hacked emails of intelligence-contracting firms. Brown wrote about hacked emails that showed the firm Stratfor spying on activists on behalf of corporations. Brown also helped uncover a proposal by intelligence contractors to hack and smear WikiLeaks defenders and progressive activists. Read more.

Intercept

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April 28, 2017

Syria: Damascus explosions caused by Israeli missile attack



Syria says the explosion that rocked Damascus earlier on Thursday was caused by several Israeli missiles on a military base southwest of the capital.

The Syrian army said the missiles were launched from the occupied lands that targeted the airbase near the Damascus international airport. According to the Syrian army, the attack caused material damages, saying the aggression will not prevent Damascus from its fight against terrorism. It added the attack is a desperate attempt to boost the morale of terrorists who are collapsing as a result of the armed forces' strikes.

Earlier Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said the incident is totally consistent with the regime’s policy.

PressTV

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Syria Confirms Israeli Strike Hit Military Compound Near Damascus Airport - Haaretz
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- Explosion in Syria: Russia slams alleged Israeli strike on Syria (video) - JPost
Iran, Russia condemn Israeli attack on Syria airport - PressTV

Lavrov meets Liberman in Moscow (video) - JPost
Strikes near Damascus ‘in line with Israel policy to stop Iran arms transfers’ – Israeli minister (video) - RT

Dijsselbloem steunt negatieve rente banken

Banken mogen van spaarders eisen dat ze erop toeleggen om hun geld te kunnen stallen op een rekening. Banken wordt voor deze negatieve rente niets in de weg gelegd.

Dat antwoordt demissionair minister Dijsselbloem (Financiën) op Kamervragen van de SP. Volgens de bewindsman in zijn brief kan een verbod tot 'verstoring' van de markt leiden. Lees meer.

Telegraaf

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'Neither Macron, nor Le Pen': Protesters march against French presidential candidates in Paris



People are rallying under the motto “Neither Le Pen, nor Macron – against finance and fascism”. It follows a national call for students to block and occupy their high schools.

RT’s Charlotte Dubenskij has the updates. Read more.

RT

Syria's Assad Says Trump Is Puppet of US Deep State

Trump "changed his rhetoric completely and subjected himself to the terms of the deep American state, or the deep American regime," Assad said

"Yes, from a Western perspective, you are now sitting with the devil. This is how they market it in the west," Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told teleSUR's Rolando Segura in an exclusive interview from Damascus, addressing a range of subjects including claims of chemical attacks as well as the shifting geopolitical alignments impacting the war which has ravaged his country. Read more + video.

teleSUR

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April 27, 2017

Venezuela to Leave OAS



Venezuela's foreign minister, Delcy Rodrigues, has announced that her country will begin on Thursday the process of definitively leaving the Organization of American States, after the body decided to call a meeting on the situation in Venezuela without the government's consent. Read more.

teleSUR

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A U.S. Guide - 7 Steps to Kill a Revolution



The same plan used in the 1970s to overthrow Salvador Allende in Chile, is being used by the U.S. today in Venezuela against the Bolivarian Revolution. 

These are the steps to kill a revolution.

teleSUR

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Anti-Missile Protest in South Korea



South Koreans and police clashed at a protest against the deployment of the controversial THAAD anti-missile defense system in Seongju.

teleSUR

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China tried to hack group linked to controversial missile defense system, US cybersecurity firm says (video) - CNN

China urges withdrawal of U.S. THAAD missile defense system in South Korea - Reuters
China to go on with drills, weapons tests in response to THAAD deployment – Defense Ministry - RT

U.S. says strategy on North Korea centers on sanctions, open to talks (video) - Reuters
The U.S. is Stirring Trouble on The Korean Peninsula (video) - teleSUR

Trump wants S. Korea to foot $1bn THAAD bill, Seoul says no - RT

Isis fighters ‘attacked Israel Defense Forces unit, then apologised' claims former commander

Moshe Ya’alon reportedly referred to a clash with Isis-linked group last November

Isis-affiliated fighters “apologised” after launching an attack on Israeli soldiers, the country’s former defence minister has claimed. Read more.

Independent

April 26, 2017

Turning blind eye? NATO weapons reportedly end up in hands of jihadists fighting in Syria



Weapons from a NATO member state have ended up in the hands of Jihadists in Syria that is according to an investigation carried out by a Bulgarian journalist. 

A commander from the western-backed Free Syrian Army claims the US-led coalition is aware of this but chooses to look the other way. RT’s Emily Sui investigates.

RT

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C.I.A. Arms for Syrian Rebels Supplied Black Market, Officials Say - NY Times

April 25, 2017

Not N. Korea: US ‘is the rogue state’ – editor of Nukewatch Quarterly



The mainstream media is in a panic over North Korea. But are they exaggerating the threat posed by “the Hermit Kingdom”?

John LaForge, editor of Nukewatch Quarterly, joins RT America’s Alex Mihailovich to offer his take on who the real threat is in the region and the apocalyptic outcome of nuclear war.

RT

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Roundup in EU toegestaan omdat Monsanto wetenschappelijke studies beïnvloedde

Honderden interne e-mails van het Amerikaanse bedrijf Monsanto zijn openbaar gemaakt. Ze tonen jarenlange verdraaiing van de wetenschap rond onkruidverdelger Roundup, een campagne die tot het hart van de Europese besluitvorming blijkt te gaan.

ONDERZOEK – Het bedrijf Monsanto heeft gesjoemeld met wetenschappelijke studies waarop de toelating van Europa's meest gebruikte onkruidverdelger is gebaseerd. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek van OneWorld in samenwerking met het Belgische tijdschrift Knack. Het gaat om glyfosaat, een herbicide die het Amerikaanse agrochemiebedrijf sinds 1974 verkoopt onder de merknaam Roundup. Lees meer.

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