June 22, 2017

Onderzoek naar groei aantal vaccinmijder

DEN HAAG - Deskundigen gaan in opdracht van het kabinet onderzoeken waarom steeds meer mensen hun kinderen niet laten inenten.

Zij moeten zich onder andere buigen over de vraag wat de beste manier is om ongegronde angst voor vaccinaties weg te nemen,.. Lees meer.

Telegraaf

Iran preparing to publish evidence US supporting ISIS – Revolutionary Guard media adviser



Iran is preparing to publish evidence that the US is supporting Islamic State. That's according media adviser to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Commander-in-Chief Hamid Reza Moghadam Far, in an exclusive interview with RT. Read more.

RT

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ISIL a useful tool for US to destabilize Middle East: Analyst (video) - PressTV

Robert Fisk: "Zolang westerse legers aan de poort staan, zal het Midden-Oosten nooit vrede kennen"

De wereldberoemde oorlogscorrespondent Robert Fisk komt donderdag naar Gent en zal daar onder meer verklaren dat Europese en Amerikaanse militairen niets te zoeken hebben in het Midden-Oosten. “Zolang we de oncomfortabele waarheid blijven ontkennen dat er een direct verband is tussen onze Midden-Oosten-politiek en de terreuraanslagen in Europa, zal het geweld niet stoppen en zal Islamitische Staat onze samenleving blijven openbreken.”

Robert Fisk komt naar BelgiĆ« om over het lot van de vele vluchtelingen uit het Midden-Oosten te praten – een fenomeen dat hij in zijn thuisstad Beiroet vanuit een heel ander perspectief bekijkt dan veel Europeanen. “Ik blijf me verbazen over de partijdige en hypocriete blik waarmee veel westerlingen naar vluchtelingen kijken. Want hoewel in het Midden-Oosten bijna alleen maar autocraten en dictators rondlopen, verdelen wij die regimes naar eigen goeddunken in good guys en bad guys. Lees meer.

DM

June 20, 2017

24 people killed in Yemen market in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes



RT has obtained footage of the aftermath of the Saudi-led coalition's strike in Yemen, which killed up to 24 people on Saturday, when a local market was hit.

The viewer may find the following images disturbing. Read more.

RT

June 19, 2017

US-led coalition downs Syrian army plane in southern Raqqa



One of the Syrian fighter jets has been shot down by U.S.-led forces

The Syrian government says the plane was conducting a counter-terrorist raid, when it was brought down south of Raqqa. Read more.

RT

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'Conflict gets more dangerous': Russia halts co-operation with US in Syria (video) - RT

Rusland woest om neerhalen Syrische jet - Telegraaf
Rusland ziet toestellen VS-coalitie boven SyriĆ« als 'legitiem doelwit'  - NU

Report: Israel giving secret aid to Syrian rebels

Israel has been regularly supplying Syrian rebels near its border with cash as well as food, fuel and medical supplies, The Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.

According to the report, the IDF is in regular communication with rebel groups and its assistance includes undisclosed payments to commanders that help pay salaries of fighters and buy ammunition and weapons, according to interviews with about half a dozen Syrian fighters. Read more.

Arutz Sheva

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- Report: Israel secretly giving aid to Syrian rebels - JPost

June 16, 2017

Russia, China refusing to submit to US world order: Analyst



Russia and China are threatening America's so-called international order by challenging US military and economic dominance and refusing to submit to Washington’s global policies, says political analyst Scott Bennett in California.

PressTV

Ethereum Linked To Bilderberg Gets Putin Endorsement



Move over bitcoin there's a new crypto on the block! Ethereum has become the second largest cryptocurrency on the market next to bitcoin but where did it come from and where is it going?

In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth digs deep into the blockchain that is Ethereum to ask the question, is this the rival to bitcoin or is there more to this story?

Press For Truth

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- Putin Meets With Ethereum Founder To Create National Virtual Currency - ZeroHedge

Alternative cryptocurrency ‘ethereum’ looks to topple bitcoin - RT
Bitcoin rival ethereum hits record high rallying almost 3,000% this year - RT

Weer een erg slechte dag voor beleggers in bitcoin en ether - RTL-Z
Waarom je (niet) je spaargeld in de bitcoin moet steken - NOS

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June 14, 2017

UN: 'Staggering' civilian deaths in Raqqa offensive

UN investigator says US-led air strikes on ISIL stronghold of Raqqa is causing a 'staggering loss of civilian life'.

Intensified coalition air strikes supporting an assault by US-backed rebel forces on Syria’s Raqqa are causing a "staggering loss of civilian life", United Nations war crimes investigators have said. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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Staggering Loss of Life: 'Raqqa is not about protecting civilians' (video) - RT

Raqqa: US-backed forces advance in IS 'capital' - BBC

June 13, 2017

‘It’s never too late’: Serbia sues NATO over 1999 bombing



Serbia is launching a lawsuit against NATO over the 1999 bombing

According to the Serbian legal team, it used depleted uranium munitions - causing a spike in cancer-related illnesses in the country over the last two decades.

RT

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June 12, 2017

The Age of Anger

Chris Hedges - The nihilism and rage sweeping across the globe are not generated by warped ideologies or medieval religious beliefs. These destructive forces have their roots in the obliterating of social, cultural and religious traditions by modernization and the consumer society, the disastrous attempts by the United States to carry out regime change, often through coups and wars, and the utopian neoliberal ideology that has concentrated wealth in the hands of a tiny cabal of corrupt global oligarchs.

This vast, global project of social engineering during the last century persuaded hundreds of millions of people, as Pankaj Mishra writes in “The Age of Anger: A History of the Present,” “to renounce—and often scorn—a world of the past that had endured for thousands of years, and to undertake a gamble of creating modern citizens who would be secular, enlightened, cultured and heroic.” The project has been a spectacular failure. Read more.

Truthdig

Supporters of Independence Boycott Puerto Rico's Plebiscite



While the government urged voters to back Puerto Rico becoming the 51st state of the United States, pro-independence groups called on people not to vote in a non-binding referendum they say is illegal and will change nothing.

teleSUR

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Puerto Rico holding referendum on US statehood -- let's brush up on it! (video) - CNN

Rothschild replaces Millstein as Puerto Rico financial adviser - Reuters
Rothschild to advise Puerto Rico on $69bn debt restructuring (paywall) - FT

Referendum: Puerto Rico wil staat VS worden - NOS
Puerto Rico kiest voor toetreding tot VS in niet-bindend referendum  - NU

A Call for the Caribbean to Stand Firm on Venezuela



The Caribbean stands firm with Venezuela against external attempts to overthrow the government

teleSUR

Commander: Iran Has Proof of US Direct Support for ISIL Terrorist Group

TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mostafa Izadi announced that the country is in possession of evidence and documents proving Washington's direct support for the ISIL terrorist group.

"We are facing a proxy warfare in the region as a new trick by the arrogant powers against the Islamic Republic," Izadi said on Sunday. Read more.

Fars

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Iran claims to have evidence of US support for ISIS (video) - RT
'US blames Iran for terrorism, yet Saudi Arabia supports Islamic State' - RT

Tehran Was Always America’s And Thus The Islamic State’s Final Destination - Activist Post

June 11, 2017

Qaddafi’s son Saif Al-Islam freed and left Zintan: report

Zintan is said to be in uproar with firing in the streets after it was reported that Saif Al-Islam, Muammar Qaddafi’s son had been released and had left the town.

Al-Ajmal Al-Atiri, commander of Zintan’s Abubakr Al-Siddiq brigade which had been holding the dictator’s son since it captured him fleeing through the desert six years ago, is understood to have confirmed to a local journalist that Saif was freed yesterday and had quit Zintan. Read more.

Libya Herald

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Why was Saif al-Islam Gaddafi released from prison? (video) - Al Jazeera

Dozens of new cracks discovered at Belgian nuclear reactors

The latest ultrasonic inspections have detected a substantial number of new micro cracks in nuclear reactors at the Tihange and Doel power plants in Belgium since the last study conducted three years ago, Belgian and German media report.

At least 70 additional cracks were uncovered at the Tihange 2 nuclear reactor during an ultrasonic inspection in April of this year, Belga news agency reports. Some 300 new flaws have also allegedly been discovered at the Doel 3 reactor tank during a check last November, according to tagesschau.de. Read more.

RT

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Qatar FM in Moscow for talks with Russia



Qatar's Foreign Minister was in Moscow on Saturday for talks with his Russian counterpart

Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said only dialogue will solve the dispute that's dividing the Gulf. But Washington's role as mediator is in question.

Al Jazeera’s as Andrew Simmons explains.


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U.S.-led forces appear to be using white phosphorus in populated areas in Iraq and Syria

The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq and Syria appears to have used white phosphorus-loaded munitions on at least two occasions in densely populated areas of Mosul and in the Islamic State’s de facto capital of Raqqa, according to videos posted online and human rights groups. 

The often-controversial munitions are common in western militaries and are used primarily to create smoke screens, though they can also be dropped as an incendiary weapon. Read more.

Washington Post