July 31, 2015

Nuclear watchdog proposes raising maximum radiation dose to 250 millisieverts

Nuclear plant workers in Japan will be allowed to be exposed to more than twice the current level of radiation in emergency situations, according to the Nuclear Regulation Authority’s Radiation Council.

The radiation exposure limit will be raised from the current 100 millisieverts to 250 millisieverts in emergencies,.. Read more.

Asahi Shimbun

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Turkey bombs PKK camps with 30 F-16s after 190 militants were killed

A total of 190 militants have reportedly been killed in two major airstrikes by the Turkish military targeting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party’s (PKK) bases both inside Turkey and northern Iraq, intelligence sources told daily Hürriyet, before 30 F-16s reportedly bombed PKK camps on July 30.

Turkish Air Forces bombed the determined targets in northern Iraq on July 24,.. Read more.

Hürriyet

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Syrian rebels trained in Turkey abducted by Nusra Front

The Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front has abducted the leader of a US-backed rebel group in north Syria, opposition sources and a monitoring group said, in a blow to Washington's efforts to train and equip fighters to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

A statement issued in the name of the group, "Division 30," accused the Nusra Front of abducting... Read more.

Today's Zaman

July 30, 2015

Greece Will Be in Debt Until 2073

Greece’s obligations to creditors after the completion of the third bailout program will go all the way to 2073, a Business Insider report said.

The concern about the sustainability of the Greek debt makes some Eurozone countries demand more reforms on top of the austerity measures the Greek Parliament has already voted for as prior actions for the bailout deal. Read more.

Greek Reporter

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Canada is a Tinpot Dictatorship



O Canada! The land of Mounties and beavers and hockey and...hate speech tribunals? 

Yes, it's no secret that Canada is no friend of free speech, and as citizens get fined for criticizing police and lawyers get prosecuted for criticizing a government agency, things are only getting worse.

Join James in today's Thought for the Day to find out more. Show Notes.

Corbett Report

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U.K. released hundreds of Nazis after the Holocaust, says leading historian

Dr. Dan Plesch says that the the former Nazi officers were released under pressure from the U.S., which wanted Germany on its side in the Cold War.

A leading British historian has uncovered that the U.K. freed hundreds of Nazi war criminals after World War II, the Jewish Chronicle reports. Read more.

Haaretz

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Diplomat warns Jerusalem that US Jewry not united behind Israel on Iran deal

Concerns that negative relations between Obama administration and Israel will impact Jewish community

Israel's consul general in Philadelphia, Yaron Sideman, sent a warning to Jerusalem this week that the Jewish community in the United States does not stand united behind Israel regarding the recent nuclear deal with Iran. Read more.

i24 News

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Sunni Arab nations are 'Israel's allies,' says Israeli Foreign Ministry director general

Dore Gold uses term twice in New York presentation focused on shortcomings of Iran nuclear agreement.

The director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, called the Middle East’s Sunni Arab nations “Israel’s allies.” Read more.

Haaretz

Nusra Front abducts US-backed rebel leader, blunts efforts against ISIS

The Nusra Front, which Washington has designated a terrorist organization, has a track record of crushing US-backed rebels in Syria.

The al Qaida-linked Nusra Front has abducted the leader of a US-backed rebel group in north Syria, opposition sources and a monitoring group said,.. Read more.

JPost

Israeli drone strike kills 2 people in southwestern Syria: Al-Manar



The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the Israeli warplane struck a car on the outskirt of a village in Quneitra province.

The London-based group says the attack killed five people including two members of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah. The report has not been confirmed by the resistance group. Tel Aviv has conducted a number of similar air raids over the Syrian airspace since the country plunged into conflict in 20-11.

There have been several reports about Israel’s aid to the terrorists fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The occupied side of the Golan Heights has also been an entry point for the militants into Syria.

PressTV

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July 29, 2015

Russia vetoes MH17 tribunal draft at UN Security Council



Russia has vetoed a draft of a UN Security Council resolution calling for an international tribunal on the crash of the Malaysian Airlines MH17 flight over eastern Ukraine last July and classifying the plane’s downing as a threat to peace and security. 

RT's Maria Portnaya has more. Read more.

RT

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Do We Need to Bring Back Internment Camps?



Last week, Retired General Wesley Clark, who was NATO commander during the US bombing of Serbia, proposed that “disloyal Americans” be sent to internment camps for the “duration of the conflict.” 

Discussing the recent military base shootings in Chattanooga, TN, in which five US service members were killed, Clark recalled the internment of American citizens during World War II who were merely suspected of having Nazi sympathies. He said: “back then we didn’t say ‘that was freedom of speech,’ we put him in a camp.” Read more.

Ron Paul

Gold Manipulation: It’s Much Bigger Than You Think

The gold price manipulation scheme will go down as the biggest financial market scandal in US history for numerous reasons. They include the destruction of the free market system in the United States. The manipulation of the gold and silver prices eventually led to the manipulation of US interest rates via the Fed, the stock market via the Plunge Protection Team, and to the currency markets. – Bill Murphy, GATA.org

The gold manipulation scheme has taken on historic proportions. It’s been going on for several decades – witness the London gold pools of the 1960s which were implemented to prevent the price of gold from... Read more.

Activist Post

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Prosecutor to investigate reports on Varoufakis' "Plan B"

A prosecutor will investigate whether any laws were broken after former Fin Min Varoufakis revealed plans to hack into tax codes & create a parallel payment system.

The probe will not focus on Varoufakis himself, since Greek courts can only investigate those... Read more.

TOC

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Four in Ten Greeks Live in Poverty

The General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE) labor union published a report regarding the rapid deterioration in the economy’s key indexes.

The report has already reached the hands of the Greek Prime Minister, the Bank of Greece (BoG) Governor, as well as the political party leaders, so that the data can be used in the negotiations... Read more.

Greek Reporter

Western official confirms Turkey-ISIL secret oil business

A Western official has confirmed the existence of clandestine business links between Takfiri ISIL terrorists and the Turkish government.

In a report published on Sunday, The Guardian quoted an unnamed senior Western official as saying that evidence on direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking ISIL members was “undeniable.” Read more.

PressTV

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Vulture funds demand brutal austerity measures from bankrupt Puerto Rico

A group of hedge funds that hold a large proportion of Puerto Rico’s debt have demanded that its government fires teachers, collects more taxes and reforms labor laws, as the US territory contemplates default.

The demand was stated in a report written by three economists with strong links to the International Monetary Fund... Read more.

RT

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Hedge funds tell Puerto Rico: lay off teachers and close schools to pay us back - Guardian
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Onderzoek naar bijwerkingen prik baarmoederhalskanker

Lareb, het centrum dat onderzoek doet naar bijwerkingen van medicijnen, gaat meer onderzoek doen naar de prik tegen baarmoederhalskanker.

Het gaat om nader onderzoek naar meldingen van langdurige vermoeidheid en van... Lees meer.

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A Killer-Diller: GMO Soy makes Formaldehyde in our Gut

F. William Engdahl - Of course only very pathologically damaged mothers would ever knowingly feed their family formaldehyde. But that’s precisely what hundreds of millions of families are unknowingly doing around the world every day. 

A brilliant new scientific experiment has proven in a peer-reviewed study published in the journal, Agricultural Sciences, that human consumption of GMO soy creates a cumulative toxic effect: the accumulation of formaldehyde in the body, along with a dramatic reduction of a specific anti-oxidant essential to detoxify cells. For humans or animals, eating GMO soy is tantamount to drinking a toxic cocktail. Read more.

NEO

Does Guantanamo Bay have a cancer problem? Three military lawyers are dead.

The military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may have another problem to deal with: Cancer.

The U.S. Navy acknowledged Monday that it is investigating concerns about possible carcinogens where the Defense Department holds military commissions for detainees. Read more.

Washington Post

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CIA runs up $40 million tab to produce torture report – new documents



Taxpayers had to foot a $40 million bill for the Senate to produce its torture report on the CIA’s post-9/11 activities, according to a new Freedom of Information Act request. 

Manuel Rapalo reports on the findings and why it was so expensive. Read more.

RT

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Global Derivatives: $1.5 Quadrillion Time Bomb

When investing becomes gambling, bad endings follow. The next credit crunch could make 2008-09 look mild by comparison. Bank of International Settlements(BIS) data show around $700 trillion in global derivatives.

Along with credit default swaps and other exotic instruments, the total notional derivatives value is about $1.5 quadrillion – about 20% more than in 2008, beyond what anyone can conceive, let alone control if unexpected turmoil strikes. Read more.

Global Research

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The Six Too Big To Fail Banks In The U.S. Have 278 TRILLION Dollars Of Exposure To Derivatives - The Economic Collapse

July 28, 2015

UK rabbis denounce Israel’s ‘unjust’ demolition of Palestinian village

A group of 30 rabbis has criticized the “unjust” demolition of Palestinian homes in the West Bank in a letter to Israel’s outgoing ambassador to the UK.

The British Friends of Rabbis for Human Rights spoke out against the impending destruction... Read more.

RT

PM Cameron: UK must not become a safe haven for corrupt money from around the world

Foreigners must be stopped from buying UK homes with “plundered or laundered cash” and a “global effort” launched to defeat corruption, David Cameron will say in a speech later.

Cameron will vow to expose the use of “anonymous shell companies” to buy luxury UK properties - often in London. Read more.

MercoPress

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President Cristina announced the Minimum wage increase, the highest in the region

Argentina’s minimum wage will be significantly higher than other countries in the region.

​The president was ​accompanied by​ the​ Labor ​Minister, ​Carlos Tomada and by representatives ​and ​ organized labor and ​businessmen. She ​aanounced the increase ​of ​the minimum wage by... Read more.

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The Privatisation of Seeds

Large agricultural companies are pushing for laws to “privatise seeds” and “judicialise producers”. This is one of the claims of the research carried out by international organisations Vía Campesina (which brings together rural movements from around the world) and GRAIN, who analysed legislation and public policies in over 30 countries from across four continents.

“Farmers’ seeds, one of the pillars of food production, are under attack by corporations and governments,” warns the report. The main companies in this market are Monsanto, Dupont Pionner, Syngenta, Bayer, and Dow. Read more.

Argentina Independent

Gaddafi's son, 8 officials sentenced to death by Tripoli court



Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the surviving son of Libya’s slain leader Muammar Gaddafi, has been sentenced to death in the country along with several other members of the former government. Read more.

RT

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Clashes in west Tripoli between Libya Dawn forces: report

Heavy clashes in the west Tripoli suburb of Siyahiya today between members of the Mobile Forces, based in Janzour, and of the Islamist-leaning Abu Obeida militia from Zawia are reported to have resulted in two fighters being killed and six wounded.

Both groups continue to be members of the otherwise fracturing Libya Dawn alliance. Read more.

Libya Herald

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Zen Gardner: Why Are You Telling Me?

Just Wondering With Zen on New Dimensions


Part 2

Zen Gardner began his online writing and blogging 8 years ago after a lifelong quest for truth and several major life changes. His focus is empowering humanity to reach its full potential in conscious awareness and its resultant activation.

He writes on a variety of subjects from forbidden knowledge and our manipulated spiritual and historical context, to current political events, in an effort to dismantle old mind sets in order to encourage the awakening of human consciousness and bring meaningful change to a world that’s under full frontal attack by powers that seek to deny humanity its health, freedom and ultimate discovery of who they truly are.

Richard Williams from New Dimensions TV host the show.

New Dimension TV

Rap News: IMMIGRANTS! Feat. Donald Trump & Tony Abbott



You're tuned in to Juice Rap News for the latest update on the great human experiment. In today's broadcast we look at the controversial subject of immigration. Mass exoduses of people - refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant workers - are taking place all over the planet, causing tensions and tempers to rise. But are these really the kinds of immigrants we should be worrying about? And how do border-crossing corporations and global treaties like TPP, TTIP and TISA fit into the picture?

Join Robert Foster as he sets out to shift our perspective broaden our understanding of this epoch-defining phase of the great human journey.

Written & created by Giordano Nanni & Hugo Farrant in a suburban backyard home studio in Melbourne, Australia, on Wurundjeri Land.

Juice Rap Media

July 27, 2015

Greece Plan To Replace Euro? Former Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis Plotting Greek Return To Drachma

Greece's former finance minister was secretly convening with a group of advisors to form a parallel economic plan to the European bailout for Greece, tapes released Monday revealed.

Yanis Varoufakis' group met over the course of five months to form a plan that reportedly included stealing from the national bank and from taxpayers to finance replacing the euro with a return to the drachma, the country's former unit of currency. Read more + audio.

IBT

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The "Drachma raids": A headache for PM Tsipras' SYRIZA party - TOC
Varoufakis replies to media over 'Plan B', parallel payments plan - ANA-MPA

Varoufakis: 'Athene had plan klaar voor invoeren drachme' - Volkskrant

UK spent 13 times more on bombing Libya than it paid to help rebuild



UK government spending has come under the spotlight. It's emerged that Westminster seems more willing to spend money on bombing, rather than re-building.

RT

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Mind the Matrix



Mind the Matrix is the journey of filmmaker Christianne van Wijk. She explores how humanity can expand its consciousness and become aware of the matrix it currently lives in.

A mind created hologram which in many ways seems outdated and not in harmony with the current vibration at which planet Earth resonates.

Mind the Matrix's aim is to move forward with the help of tools given by a wide range of interviewees.

An honest and uplifting film not to be missed.

Mind The Matrix

July 26, 2015

Saudi Arabia's fresh attacks target Yemen's capital



Saudi Arabia keeps pounding Yemen, worsening the grave humanitarian situation in the poor Arab nation.

In the latest attacks, Saudi warplanes have bombed the Hamdan district in the capital Sana’a. There's no word on possible casualties, yet. Earlier, Saudi jets targeted several districts in Amran, Lahij, and Jawf provinces.

Meanwhile, the Yemeni army and their allied Ansarullah fighters have launched retaliatory attacks against a military post in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan province. They've also attacked Saudi-backed forces in Ta’izz province.

Riyadh has announced a five-day truce which is to take effect from Sunday midnight. The kingdom, however, hasn't complied with the terms of the previous ceasefires. Saudi Arabia’s onslaught on Yemen has claimed nearly 49-hundred lives since it started in March.

PressTV

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President al-Assad .. The West still deals with terrorism in a hypocritical way

Damascus, SANA- Bashar al-Assad said Sunday that the West still deals with terrorism in a hypocritical way.

Talking before heads and members of public organizations; vocational syndicates; and chambers of industry, trade, agriculture and tourism, President Assad added.. they call it terrorism when it hits them, and revolution, freedom, democracy and human rights when it hits us. Read more.

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Colombia president orders end to bombing raids on FARC rebels

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has ordered an end to bombing raids on FARC guerrillas as a conciliatory move in Latin America's longest-running insurgency. Peace talks restarted in Cuba last week.

At a military event in the seaside town of Cartagena on Saturday, President Juan Manuel Santos said... Read more.

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Hundreds detained in second wave of terror raids across Turkey

Turkish police detained hundreds of people over their suspected ties with terrorist organizations including the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Islamic State off Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in a second wave of raids across the country.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said at a press conference on Saturday that in addition to 302 people detained on Friday,.. Read more.

Today's Zaman

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Turkish police water cannon, tear gas at Ankara demonstration against airstrikes Syria Iraq

Reuters - Turkish police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse about 1,000 demonstrators who had gathered in the capital Ankara to protest against military strikes in Syria and northern Iraq, a Reuters cameraman at the scene said.

Authorities had earlier said they would not allow a planned peace march to be held in Istanbul on Sunday, citing concerns about security and traffic.

Reuters

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Turkije grijpt in bij protest tegen oorlog  - Elsevier

July 25, 2015

Report: Jews around world are becomming increasingly critical of Israel



The study conducted by the Jewish People Policy Institute shows that large numbers of Jewish people feel uncomfortable with being seen as representatives of Israel. Jewish youth outside Israel are also growing more alienated from Tel Aviv.

They doubt that Israel truly wants peace with Palestinians. The Jewish people outside Israel also say Tel Aviv needs to consult them on sensitive issues, since its military actions affect them. The report was released a year after Israel’s deadly attack on Gaza, which left over 21-hunderd Palestinians dead.

The Palestinian Authority says Israel’s aggression and settlement activities are the main reasons for the failure of any form of the so-called peace talks. More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 settlements built on occupied Palestinian territories.

PressTV

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Paul Buitink on Francois Hollande's proposal to create a new eurozone



Economist and journalist Paul Buitink comments to RT International on Francois Hollande's proposal to create a new eurozone

RT

Turkey, US to create ‘ISIL-free zone’ inside Syria

Turkey and the United States have agreed on a military action plan with the objective of clearing the Turkish-Syrian border of jihadist terrorists in what the two countries have called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-free zone.

This action plan was part of a comprehensive deal between the two allies which has been seen a “a game changer” in the fight against ISIL by the United States administration,.. Read more.

Hürriyet

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Turkish jets hit PKK targets in northern Iraq, ISIL in Syria - Today's Zaman

PKK says truce has no meaning after Turkish air strike - Today's Zaman

Death toll from Saudi airstrikes against Yemen’s Taiz rises to 120

Death toll from Saudi airstrikes against the southwestern Yemeni province of Taiz has climbed to 120 as Riyadh pushes ahead with its aerial military campaign against its conflict-ridden neighbor.

Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Saudi warplanes struck 200 residential units,.. Read more.

PressTV

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India PM backs calls for UK to pay reparations for colonial-era damage



India's Prime Minister has expressed support for a politician's call for the UK to compensate its former colony for decades of British imperial rule. 

Some estimate that the figure could come close to three trillion dollars.

RT

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July 24, 2015

UK media name 4 former politicians involved in child abuse controversy



The British media have revealed the names of four former key figures at the Westminster believed to have been at the heart of a controversial child abuse case in the country.

The names include Margaret Thatcher’s former parliamentary secretary Sir Peter Morrison, former home secretary Leon Brittan, former diplomat and MI6 man Sir Peter Hayman and former Tory minister Sir William van Straubenzee. Their names have reportedly appeared on a series of government documents that are yet to be released.

The alleged child abuses, in which the four deceased figures had been involved, occurred at a children’s home in Northern Ireland. The media had earlier reported that a senior lawmaker is also facing allegations of involvement in the sexually abuse of boys for at least a decade. The lawmaker has not been named, but is reported to be from the Labour Party.

PressTV

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MI5 'helped Margaret Thatcher cover-up paedophile Tory MP's activities' new documents reveal - Mirror

Secret files ‘show MI5 let abuse claim MP off hook’: Security chief said the case would ‘embarrass the Government’ - Daily Mail

Italy’s public debt rising



New figures by the European Statistical Agency have revealed that Italy’s public debt to its GDP has continued to rise in 2015.

The figures have sounded the alarm for the government as the country’s economy is still suffering from a series of austerity measures and spending cuts. Max Civili brings us the story from Rome.

PressTV

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July 23, 2015

Alles Alu wie schädlich sind Deos, Kaffee und Co



Der große Haushaltscheck - Alles Alu - wie schädlich sind Deos, Kaffee und Co?

Aluminium ist ein faszinierendes Metall. Es ist leicht, einfach zu verarbeiten und rostet nicht. Aus unserem Alltag ist es kaum noch wegzudenken. Karosserien, Verpackungsmaterial, Kosmetikprodukte, Nahrungsmittel und Medikamente - der stabile Werkstoff ist überall.

Doch welche Auswirkungen hat das Leichtmetall auf unsere Gesundheit?

WDR

July 22, 2015

‘Winning the Cold War with propaganda’: New Dutch-Polish ‘content factory’ to challenge Russia

Poland and the Netherlands are joining forces to counter so-called “Russian propaganda” with a new Russian-language “content factory,” after US Senator John McCain insisted that propaganda is key to “winning the Cold War” without a single shot.

The Dutch-Polish news agency will offer TV, radio, and online content in the Russian-language across in the countries of Russia and eastern Europe. Read more + video.

RT

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July 21, 2015

Thousands of Ukraine ultranationalists gather on Maidan, announce ‘new revolution’

Up to 6,000 supporters of Ukraine’s ultranationalist Right Sector movement gathered in central Kiev on Tuesday, calling on authorities to resign. The rally marks a “new stage of Ukrainian revolution,” the extremists' leader Dmitry Yarosh announced.

The radicals marched through the center of the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday evening,.. Read more + video.

RT

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Saakashvili signs reforms deal with US on regional support for Odesa

Odesa Governor Mikheil Saakashvili has signed a memorandum with the United States, assuring American support in reforming the region.

The memorandum was counter-signed by William R. Brownfield, assistant secretary of state for drugs and law enforcement. It marks the first agreement between the U.S. and a regional Ukrainian government. Read more.

Kyiv Post

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Corporate Meds: Debate rages over MMR vaccine



A worldwide debate is raging over possible links between Autism and the all-in-one childhood vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella known as MMR.

RT

Israel: Security Forces Abuse Palestinian Children

Chokeholds, Beatings, Coercive Interrogations

(Jerusalem) – Israeli security forces have used unnecessary force to arrest or detain Palestinian children as young as 11. Security forces have choked children, thrown stun grenades at them, beaten them in custody, threatened and interrogated them without the presence of parents or lawyers, and failed to let their parents know their whereabouts. Read more.

HRW

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Doorbreek zwijgcode voedingsindustrie over schadelijke kleurstoffen

LEONARD FREEKE - Hoe veilig is ons voedsel? Het ligt wel fris en fleurig in de schappen, maar juist daarom is er veel mis mee, zegt Leonard Freeke in een serie artikelen waarin hij de praktijken en marketingleugens van grote voedingsbedrijven over het gebruik van kunstmatige ingrediënten en dubieuze productiemethoden blootlegt. Deze keer: de schadelijke ‘Southampton Six’ staan er gekleurd op.

Na 11 jaar zijn de ‘Southampton Six’ weer vol in het nieuws met dank aan organisatie Foodwatch. Lees meer.

FTM

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No, I Was Right: Hepatitis C Drugs in Georgia

On May 6 New Eastern Outlook published an article about the new Hepatitis C drugs being introduced to Georgia. It stated that this is another US-imposed programme in which patients will be given experimental drugs which they cannot give their informed consent to taking because not enough information is known about them to give that consent. Georgians will be used as guinea pigs, in other words.

These suggestions produced howls of protest from people working in Georgia’s healthcare sector. Read more.

NEO

Is Experimenting on People Without Their Knowledge Ever Acceptable?

Just a few short years after America signed the Nuremberg Code, the US military conducted a secret bioweapons experiment on the city of San Francisco, without the knowledge of the people. The entire city was infected and one person died. But this wasn’t the only instance. There were at least 239 documented cases.

Imagine that it is 1950 and you are in California. San Francisco to be exact. Read more + audio.

Sputnik

Catalan pro-independence leaders ready to declare unilateral independence



Catalan pro-independence leaders have sent a clear message to supporters and opponents of their campaign. They say they're ready to declare unilateral independence if they achieve success in September's regional elections.

Spain's conservative national government fiercely opposes independence for Catalonia. However, an alliance of pro-independence parties wants the regional vote to serve as a de facto referendum by running on a joint ticket, and campaigning on the single issue of independence.

The rich northeastern region accounts for a fifth of Spain's output. But many Catalans say they get a raw deal from the way their taxes are redistributed to the rest of Spain.

PressTV

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July 20, 2015

‘Occupy London = al-Qaeda & IRA’? Yes, UK police actually had them in one bracket



London police have been slammed for pigeonholing an anti-capitalist movement, alongside al-Qaeda and Irish paramilitary group, the IRA. Read more.

RT

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City of London police put Occupy London on counter-terrorism presentation with al-Qaida - Guardian
‘Bankers the real terrorists’: Occupy attacks London police for labeling protesters ‘extremists’ - RT

Blast in Turkish border town with Syria kills at least 27

An explosion outside a cultural center in the Turkish town of Suruc near the border with Syria killed at least 27 people and wounded more than 100 on Monday.

The explosion occurred around 11.50 a.m. in front of the Amara Culture Center... Read more + video.

Today's Zaman

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At least 27 dead in suspected ISIL suicide bombing in Turkey's border with Syria (video) - Hürriyet
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July 19, 2015

Houthi shelling blamed for deaths in Yemen's Aden

More than 40 deaths reported three days after government-in-exile declared the key southern city "liberated".

At least 48 people have been killed and scored injured in shelling by Houthi fighters in Yemen's port city of Aden, sources tell Al Jazeera. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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Yemeni forces kill dozens of Saudi-backed militants in Lahij - PressTV

Ukrainian forces shell Donetsk: 1 civilian killed, hospital hit

At least one person was killed and several injured in Donetsk as Ukrainian forces shelled a hospital and several residential blocks in the city's center. 

Almost 50 cases of ceasefire violations on Saturday have been blamed on Kiev by the rebels. Read more + video.

RT

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Intensified shelling in east Ukraine kills four civilians, soldier - Reuters
E.Ukraine rebels ready to pull out more arms unilaterally amid talks (video) - RT

Japan Is Making A Stand Against Joining U.S Military Aggression



In this video Luke Rudkowski arrives in Tokyo, Japan to cover the largest anti militarization protest in Japanese history.

He talks to locals, investigates what happening on the ground and breaks it down for you in this video.

We Are Change

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4th straight day of protests - Japan Today
Fear of jeers causes LDP to abandon street speeches on security legislation - Asahi Shimbun

Japan Protest Movement against Growing Militarism: Are These the Last Days of Japan’s Prime Minister Abe? - Global Research

Thousands protest as Japan moves to expand army role - Al Jazeera
Japan's Abe pushes security bills through lower house, despite protests - Reuters

July 18, 2015

PM Tsipras reshuffles cabinet, replaces left wing rebels

In a mini cabinet reshuffle, Alexis Tsipras kicked out of his government rebel ministers who voted against reforms demanded by creditors in return for a rescue deal.

Tsipras was weakened by a revolt in his left-wing SYRIZA party by lawmakers who voted against the measures in parliament on Thursday,.. Read more.

TOC

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- Tsipras hits out at dissident MPs in his SYRIZA party - TOC
The Split in SYRIZA - The Press Project

Lapavitsas Calls for Exit as the Only Strategy for Greek People (video) - TRNN

Lapavitsas Calls for Exit as the Only Strategy for Greek People



In an intense speech in Athens, Costas Lapavitsas says the Syriza plan was to achieve radical change within the Eurozone - and that's impossible.

TRNN

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China reveals gold reserves after six years

China has ended six years of concealing its gold reserves, announcing a 57% rise in its hoard which puts it in the top five with the largest stash of the precious metal.

According to the People’s Bank of China, bullion assets totaled 3.31 million troy ounces or about 1,658 metric tons at the end of the June. Read more.

PressTV

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China Increases Gold Holdings By 57% "In One Month" In First Official Update Since 2009 - Zero Hedge
China finally says how much gold it has, but nobody believes it - MarketWatch

Texas Launches Gold-backed Bank, Challenging Federal Reserve

The State of Texas is setting up a gold-backed bank that will allow depositors to bypass the controversial Federal Reserve System and its fiat currency in banking and commerce, according to the state representative who authored the recently enacted law.

Under the measure, passed overwhelmingly by lawmakers and signed in mid-June by Republican Governor Greg Abbott, Lone Star State officials will establish and operate the Texas Bullion Depository for anyone who would like to deposit and trade in precious metals. The implications are as big as Texas. Read more.

New American

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Texas wants its gold back from the feds - CBS News
Texas wants its gold back! Wait, what? - Washington Post

Revealed; The Men Who Own and Run the U S Government



Discover the truth about the men behind the curtain who own and run the U.S. Government

These men are totally evil, ruthless, greedy and vicious individuals who will stop at nothing to gain control of the world and the enslavement of us all.

They are now taking steps to control and shut down the internet because it is the last means for people to come together, and voice their opinions

The Queen NAZI Salute Film Video



The Queen AND Queen mother do a Nazi salute as a child (in white) in 1933

THE Queen and Queen Mum raise a Nazi salute in an astonishing home movie shot at Balmoral and seen today for the first time.

The film shows the then Princess Elizabeth, just seven, larking about in 1933. Read more.

The Sun

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Queen's Nazi salute footage is matter of historical significance, says Sun - Guardian
Queen Nazi salute film: Palace 'disappointed' at use - BBC

Uncovered film shows Queen Elizabeth II rehearsing Nazi salute as a child (video) - RT

'Austerity feeds recession, both creating vicious circle’ – Greek dep. interior minister



German lawmakers approve talks with Athens over third bailout 

George Katrougalos, Minister Alternate of interior and administrative reforms, shares his opinion on current situation in the country

RT

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- Greek 86 billion bailout vote passes German parliament 439 to 119 - DW
‘Greatest disaster’: Varoufakis says new Greek bailout doomed - RT

MH17: 'No one deserves to die that way'



RT

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Victims of MH17 crash remembered throughout the world a year on (video) - RT

ISIS Has Fired Chemical Mortar Shells, Evidence Indicates

The Islamic State appears to have manufactured rudimentary chemical warfare shells and attacked Kurdish positions in Iraq and Syria with them as many as three times in recent weeks, according to field investigators, Kurdish officials and a Western ordnance disposal technician who examined the incidents and recovered one of the shells.

The development, which the investigators said involved toxic... Read more.

NY Times

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Islamic State used chemical weapons against peshmerga, Kurds say - Guardian
Syrian rebels used Sarin nerve gas, not Assad’s regime: U.N. official -Washington Times

July 17, 2015

Kilezmore - Life And Death Of The Hegemony



This is an original music video made by Kevin More, that has been subtitled in english. It provides a historical view of the battle for Hegemony and the chaos that it has been creating.

Luke Rudkowski met Kevin during the monday demonstrations in Berlin and agreed to upload the music video on this channel. Original title: Leben und Tod des Imperialismus

We Are Change

UK pilots bombed ISIS in Syria without Parliament’s authorization - human rights group



British combat pilots embedded with American and Canadian coalition forces have been bombing targets in Syria without democratic sanction, a Freedom of Information (FoI) request has revealed. Read more.

RT

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British pilots bomb Syria in defiance of Commons vote - Times
David Cameron 'knew British pilots were bombing Syria' - live - Telegraph

British pilots take part in anti-ISIL bombing campaign in Syria (video) - PressTV
What if Britain bombed Isil in Syria - would it make a difference? (video) - Telegraph

Yemen's exiled government declares 'liberation' of Aden

Exiled vice president says southern city recaptured after months of fighting, but Houthi spokesman disputes the claim.

Yemen’s internationally recognised government has announced the "liberation" of the country’s second city,.. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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Yemen finds no respite from Saudi raids - PressTV

ICC panel orders prosecutor to reconsider probe of Israel over Gaza flotilla raid

Appeal comes after prosecutor closed case, saying there were no grounds for a criminal investigation into the 2010 incident in which Israeli soldiers killed ten members of a flotilla.

A special panel of the International Criminal Court in The Hague ordered the court’s prosecutor on Thursday to reconsider her decision... Read more.

Haaretz

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- ICC judges: prosecutors must revisit 2010 Israeli flotilla raid - Ynet
Israel fumes at ICC move to probe into Gaza flotilla raid - PressTV

Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean


LimmudAZ, January 2014

Come sail the warm waters of the Caribbean with Cary Silverstein, Professor Emeritus DeVry University.

No luggage or passport needed, just bring your parrot, your eye patch and your imagination. We will sail on the Queen Esther with famous sixteenth century Spanish Jewish pirates along the coast of Northern Africa and among the islands of the Caribbean.

We will cruise the routes they followed as they battled the Spanish fleet and settled along the coasts of Brazil, Mexico, Jamaica and North America. You are invited to join our band of pirates as we anchor in Jamaica Bay and share in the looted treasure.

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- Jewish Pirates - Wikipedia
Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean (book) - Ed Kritzler

A pirate's life for some Jews (book review) - LA Times
Edward Kritzler’s history of Jewish pirates is uneven - Jewish Journal

A synagogue drawn in the sand - Haaretz
Stepping Into Eternity – The Sand Floor Inside Curacao’s Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue - Curaçao Chronicle

July 16, 2015

Child Poverty Report Reveals Almost Two-Thirds Of Poor Children Are From Working Families

Almost two-thirds of children in poverty are living with parents who work, according to a new study.

While levels of absolute child poverty were unchanged between 2009/10 and 2013/14, the proportion living in a working family grew... Read more.

Huff Post

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Increasing Number Of Children In Poverty With Working Parents Blamed On 'Decline In Earnings' - Huff Post

Retired US general: Drones cause more damage than good

Retired US Lieutenant General Michael Flynn calls for "different approach" on drones in interview with Al Jazeera.

US President Barack Obama's former top military intelligence official has launched a scathing attack on the White House's counter-terrorism strategy,.. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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Obama's former defense intel chief: Drones a 'failed strategy' - Politico

Israeli-made air-to-air missile may have downed MH17 - report

A report on Malaysian Airlines MH17 air disaster in Ukraine last year by a group of old-hand aviation security experts maintains that the Boeing might have been downed by an Israeli Python air-to-air missile.

The report was leaked via the private LiveJournal account of Albert Naryshkin (aka albert_lex) late on Tuesday... Read more.

RT

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Full transcript: Russian-backed rebels ransack the wreckage of MH17 in shocking 17-minute video (video) - News

Nieuwe beelden rampplek MH17 opgedoken  - NU

US officials say Ukraine rebels behind MH17 downing, Dutch team cannot confirm

Members of a group of international experts inspect wreckage at the site where the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo) in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine (Reuters / Sergei Karpukhin) / Reuters

US officials reportedly familiar with the Dutch report on the MH17 crash in Ukraine that took place a year ago... Read more.

RT

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Israeli-made air-to-air missile may have downed MH17 - report - RT
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'Geen dader aangewezen in MH17-rapport' - Volkskrant
OVV zwijgt over bericht neerschieten MH17 - Telegraaf

Het MH17-monument en de denigrerende toon van David Jan Godfroid (NOS) - De Grijze Duif

EU: Grexit verboten, deal tekenen of oorlog met Turkije

Volgens de Washington Post, bepaald geen sensatieblaadje, werden de Grieken tijdens de onderhandelingen van afgelopen zondag nauwelijks verholen bedreigd met een oorlog tegen Turkije - iets wat voor de Grieken al heel lang een nachtmerrie is:

"During a pivotal meeting with Merkel, French President François Hollande and European Council President Donald Tusk,... Read more.

Zaplog

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Turkish jets violate Greek air space - eKathimerini
Greece Surrendered: But to Whom Exactly? - CounterPunch

Greek Deal Will Erode Sovereignty and Deepen Recession



Dimitri Lascaris says the deal is a collective punishment of the Greek people for supporting a party that attempted to moderate neoliberalism in Europe

TRNN

How Tax Dodging Put Puerto Rico on the Road to Debt



TRNN's Jessica Desvarieux reports on how Puerto Rico's tax policy exempts billions of big pharmaceutical companies' profits, leaving at least $15 billion out of the revenue stream while the country wallows in debt.

TRNN

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The Truth About Our Cashless Society Future



As more and more economic turmoil continues to brew on an international scale, the global elite are manufacturing a global solution in the form of a cashless society.

Dan Dicks breaks it down in this PFT video report. Sources.

Press For truth

Facing troika pressure, Greek parliament approves austerity measures

Greece's parliament has approved a raft of fresh austerity imposed by international creditors.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had faced down detractors in his leftist Syriza government in the run-up to the vote. Read more.

DW

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Parliament approves bailout prior measures by 229 votes - TOC
Deal with lenders approved despite strong SYRIZA opposition - eKathimerini

Greek MPs approve reforms for new EU bailout (video) - RT

- Eurogroup to hold conference call on Greek bailout - TOC
Tsipras: However bad, bailout deal must be implemented - TOC

Greek Deal Will Erode Sovereignty and Deepen Recession (video) - TRNN