October 27, 2016

WHO cancer agency asked experts to withhold weedkiller documents

The World Health Organization's cancer agency - which is facing criticism over how it classifies carcinogens - advised academic experts on one of its review panels not to disclose documents they were asked to release under United States freedom of information laws.

In a letter and an email seen by Reuters, officials from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) cautioned scientists who worked on a review in 2015 of the weedkiller glyphosate against releasing requested material. Read more.

Reuters

'MH17 misbruikt voor opvoeren spanning met Rusland'

Het neerhalen van vlucht MH17 wordt misbruikt om de spanning tussen het Westen en Rusland op te voeren. Dat betoogt Kees van der Pijl, emeritus hoogleraar Internationale Betrekkingen.

Van der Pijl sprak met Kamerleden die zich bezighouden met het neergestorte vliegtuig van Malaysia Airlines. De Tweede Kamer debatteert daar vandaag over. Lees meer.

October 25, 2016

Onnodig veel leed door falende zorg bij kanker

Je zou denken dat je in Nederland bij elke arts toch in goede handen bent. Maar dat blijkt niet het geval. Sterker; er vallen onnodig veel doden onder kankerpatiënten omdat niet-gespecialiseerde artsen per se zelf de behandeling willen uitvoeren.

„Mensen met kanker krijgen in Nederland niet standaard de beste behandeling. Lees meer.

Metro

October 23, 2016

History of Japan

Ryuichi Sakamoto - The Last Emperor

Clinton Reaffirms Commitment to No-Fly Zone in Syria



In final presidential debate, host Chris Wallace challenged Clinton by saying a no-fly zone would lead to confrontation with Russia in Syria. 

Not a single word was said about climate change.

TRNN

Elites Outraged At Trump's Refusal to Accept Election Result



Military veteran and Empire Files producer Mike Prysner says the final presidential debate affirmed movements have critical work ahead regardless of who wins the White House

TRNN

October 22, 2016

‘Harmful for Poland’: Tusk slams new govt conspiracy theory on presidential plane crash in Russia

Poland’s defense minister claims a video of Donald Tusk talking with Russian officials at the site of Lech Kaczynski’s plane crash refutes the official probe and was hidden. The EC head dismissed the claim as “pathological politics.” The footage was in fact aired.

Tusk, who was Poland’s prime minister at the time of the 10 April, 2010 tragedy in Russia’s Smolensk Region, did not mince words denying the accusations by current Polish Defense Minister Antoni Macierewicz. Read more + video.

RT

October 20, 2016

White Helmets' black record: 'Real Syrian civil defence groups describe them as terrorists'



The favourite rescue team of Western nations in Syria - the White Helmets - have been lauded with yet more praise, despite having dubious connections to militants. While the West has long supported the group, there's wide debate over the White Helmets' online image and its real intentions. Some members feature in cute clips of them feeding homeless cats - but others have been spotted with militants.

We spoke to researcher and journalist Vanessa Beeley, who's recently been on a fact-finding trip in Syria. She says there are clear indications on the ground that the White Helmets are siding with terrorists.


October 18, 2016

Greek protesters hold anti-govt. and austerity demos in Athens



Thousands of Greek workers have staged a rally outside the parliament in the capital Athens over austerity reforms agreed with the country's international lenders.

Protesters demanded that the government protect wages, pensions and restore collective bargaining. This comes as Athens and its creditors are due to launch a fresh round of talks this week on reforming the Greek labor market.

Greece’s lenders, including IMF, want further liberalization of redundancy rules and retaining the current minimum wage system in the debt-hit country. International creditors approved a bailout package worth nearly 100-billion-dollars last year, in exchange for austerity reforms.

PressTV

October 17, 2016

Shell faces possible Dutch lawsuit over Nigerian activist's execution

The widow of a Nigerian activist is planning to sue Royal Dutch Shell in the Dutch courts alleging the oil company was complicit in the execution of her husband by the Nigerian military in 1995, court documents filed in the United States last week show.

Esther Kiobel has filed an application in New York to secure documents from Shell’s U.S. lawyers, which she could use in the Dutch action. Read more.

Reuters

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Weduwe geëxecuteerde arts klaagt Shell in Nederland aan - RTLZ

October 15, 2016

Once Again Cuba Sets the Example in Haiti

We’re Not in a New Cold War - It’s Far Worse


Part 2/2

Between nuclear weapons, election-time informational warfare, and the conflict in Syria, we're dancing on the edge of a volcano, says professor Richard Sakwa

TRNN

Tanja Nijmeijer: als de deuren gesloten worden, gaan we terug naar de jungle

"Wanneer het vredesakkoord niet doorgaat, als de deuren voor ons gesloten worden, gaan we terug naar de jungle. Maar dat is niet wat wij willen en is ook bijna onmogelijk. We zijn al heel ver in de besprekingen. Dat gaat, denk ik, niet gebeuren", zegt Tanja Nijmeijer tegen Nieuwsuur.

De Nederlandse was als vertaler en onderhandelaar betrokken bij het akkoord tussen Colombia en guerrillabeweging FARC. Lees meer + video.

NOS

This is Why Moscow-Ankara Deal on Turkish Stream is a ‘Setback for US’

Russia and Turkey will build the Turkish Stream gas pipeline. The new pipeline will allow Russian gas to be delivered to Europe bypassing Ukraine. The deal came as a setback for Washington which has long opposed the initiative.

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan came to an agreement over Turkish Stream. Read more.

NewsEurope

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- Turkish Stream Project Will Help Greece Become Regional Energy Hub - Sputnik

Turkish Stream gas pipeline: Moscow & Ankara sign agreement in Istanbul - RT
Turkey, Russia strike strategic Turkish Stream gas pipeline deal - Hürriyet

Rückschlag für die USA: Erdogan und Putin beschließen Turkish Stream - DWN

October 13, 2016

Tomahawk retaliation: US destroy 3 ‘radar sites’ in Yemen in first direct attack on Houthis



The US military has carried out a series of “limited self-defence strikes” in Yemen, the Pentagon has announced.

The attack, authorized by President Obama, was carried out in retaliation to recent attacks on the US naval destroyer, USS Mason.

RT

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US Escalates Involvement in Yemen (video) - TRNN
Iranian warships deployed off Yemen coast after US bombs Houthi targets (video) - RT

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October 9, 2016

Saudi airstrikes on Yemen kill over 140 people



Yemen has been the scene of carnage after Saudi warplanes pounded a funeral gathering in the capital Sana'a, killing over 140 people and injuring over 620 more. Read more.

PressTV

Related,
140 killed after Saudi coalition jets rocks funeral ceremony in Yemen (video) - RT
Deadly Saudi airstrike won’t go unanswered: Yemen’s ruling council - PressTV

October 6, 2016

US considers military strikes against Assad's troops - reports



Washington is considering military strikes against Syria's government, according to media reports citing US government sources.

That's after America severed talks with Russia over the Syrian peace process. What's more, the White House says it understands potential attacks on President Assad's forces will bring Russia and the US closer to conflict.

RT

October 4, 2016

US suspends bilateral contact with Russia over Syria



Washington has “suspended” bilateral contacts with Moscow over the Syrian crisis, the US State Department said.

Russian Foreign Ministry said it was "disappointed" by the decision and accused the US of seeking to shift blame for its own failure in Syria.

RT

Related,
Russia, US not giving up on Syrian peace settlement after cooperation suspended - RT
Aleppo battle: Assad sends thousands of reinforcements (video) - Al Jazeera

Existential Threats to World Economic Order Cloud IMF Talks

Anti-globalization backlash poses economic, market risks. World economy likened to driverless car stuck in the slow lane.

Policy-making elites converge on Washington this week for meetings that epitomize a faith in globalization that’s at odds with the growing backlash against the inequities it creates. Read more + video.

Bloomberg

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IMF ziet gevaar in stagnerende economie - AD
IMF: Nederlandse economie groeit minder snel dan verwacht - Trouw

IMF: ongelijkheid en onvrede belemmeren economische groei - NOS

De Hoop Scheffer ex-NAVO; Putin is de schuld van alles! #Oekraïne, #Irak, #Syrië



Op 28 juni tijdens de European Council on Foreign Relations sprak gastinterviewer Norbert van 'Loyalist.nl' met Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, voormalig secretaris-generaal van de NAVO en minister van Buitenlandse zaken in het kabinet Balkenende I

Destijds was hij overtuigd van de aanwezigheid van massavernietigingswapens in Irak en dat is hij, ondanks alle ontkrachtende bewijzen, nog steeds.

Volgens De Hoop Scheffer is er slechts ééń agressor die hoognodig hardhandig aangepakt moet worden en de kern is van de problemen in Oekraine, Irak en Syrie; Vladimir Putin.

WAC.nl

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Na Blair heeft Bush een nieuwe vriend nodig - Volkskrant

Greek PM Tsipras Meets With Top NATO Commander to Discuss NATO’s Role, Security and Migration

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras met on Monday with the U.S. Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, EUCOM commander and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, to discuss regional developments concerning security, the role of NATO and its contribution in managing the refugee crisis, his office said.

Tsipras and Scaparrotti also discussed Greece’s role in ensuring stability and peace in the wider region, with adherence to international law. Read more.

Greek Reporter

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PM and top NATO commander discuss security, NATO’s role, migration - ANA-MPA

Rock the bus: Pensioners take to the streets in Athens to protest benefits cutbacks



Tensions are running high in the Greek capital after crowds of pensioners rocked a police bus and clashed with officers during a rally over cutbacks to benefits imposed by the government.

Police deployed tear gas against the protesters.

RT

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Half of Greece’s Pensioners Threatened by Further Pension Cuts and Poverty - Greek Reporter

Greek Economy Set to Grow by 2.7% Under Budget Plan - Greek Reporter
Eurostat: Greece Is Still the Unemployment ‘Champ’ of the European Union - Greek Reporter

New poll shows gov’t trails even further behind ND - eKathimerini

‘Two-State delusion’: Israeli school ‘Good citizen’ book slammed for blatant anti-Arab tone



The vast majority of people living in Israel, both Jewish and Arab, think that peace with Palestinians will never be achieved, a new poll has revealed.

The roots of that pessimism might partially stem back to the classroom, as Paula Slier's been discovering.

RT

Related,
Israeli textbooks portray Palestinians as ‘terrorists, refugees, and primitive farmers’ - Mondoweiss

Palestine in Israeli School Books: Nurit Peled-Elhanan (video) - AlternateFocus
Hope kindergarten (video) - Channel 2

- When Israelis Teach Their Kids To Hate - Forward
‘Forward’ runs shocking images of Israeli children glorifying violence - Mondoweiss

'Israëlische schoolboeken leren vrede, Palestijnse niet' - Israel Today

October 3, 2016

Fake News and False Flags

How the Pentagon paid a British PR firm $500 million for top secret Iraq propaganda 

The Pentagon gave a controversial UK PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda programme in Iraq, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal.

Bell Pottinger’s output included short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee. Read more.

Bureau of Investigative Journalism

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A firsthand account of Bell Pottinger’s top secret work in Iraq (video) - TBIJ
Pentagon paid UK PR firm $540mn to make fake terrorist videos during Iraq war (video) - RT

Bell Pottinger secretly filmed boasting of political access and doing PR for despotic regimes (video) - TBIJ

Hitler's Ratline & the Nazi Cult in Diaspora: Peter Levenda


Part 2

Now that forensic science has debunked "Hitlers scull", what evidence remains that der Führer suicided in the bunker? Is there evidence to the contrary?

Peter Levenda joins us again, to account for Hitlers ratline and the wild circumstances at the end of the war, exploited by Bormanns fleeing hordes... and we learn about a conspiracy theory that British intelligence is run by satanists!

Forum Borealis

October 2, 2016

Nee-stem in Oekraïne-referendum blijft zonder gevolgen

Het lukt Nederland niet om in de EU steun te vinden voor het aanpassen van het Oekraïne-verdrag, zeggen bronnen in Brussel tegen de NOS. Een half jaar geleden wees een meerderheid van de Nederlandse stemmers in een referendum dat verdrag af, maar het ziet ernaar uit dat Europa toch met Oekraïne verdergaat.

Nederland heeft de zaak in Brussel niet hoog gespeeld en heeft nooit... Lees meer.

NOS

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October 1, 2016

The REAL Cost of the War of Terror



We all know by now that the real terrorists (the politicians in the suits and ties and the banksters that pull their strings) are waging their war of terror on multiple fronts for multiple reasons.

Domestically, it rallies the population around the flag, keeping the flock in check. At the same time it justifies the build up of the police state control grid to catch the thought criminals who resist.

It also writes a blank check for the illegal wars of aggression abroad. Simply place your terrorist boogeyman in the square of the chessboard you’re looking to occupy and — hey presto! — you’ve got yourself an excuse to invade. (Even if you “accidentally” end up supporting them, right Uncle Sam?) Read more.

Corbett Report

9/11 widow sues Saudi after congress override



The widow of a 9/11 victim has filed a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia. The lawsuit comes after Congress paved the way for suing the Saudi government over alleged involvement in terrorist attacks in the US.

The woman who lost her husband at the 2001 attack on the Pentagon sued the kingdom for allegedly providing material support to al-Qaeda and its leader, Osama bin Laden. Fifteen of the 19 men who hijacked airliners used in the 9/11 attacks were Saudi nationals.

Newly released portions of a congressional inquiry suggest the hijackers may have been linked to some Saudi officials. On Wednesday, US Congress overwhelmingly overruled President Barack Obama's veto of a bill allowing relatives of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government.

The Obama and top Pentagon officials say the legislation could put US troops and interests at risk. But the law is backed by the families of nearly three-thousand people killed in the terrorist attacks.

PressTV

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Obama Vetoed 9/11 Bill to Preserve U.S. Impunity (video) - TRNN

Clashes erupt between police and anti-Temer protesters in Brazil

Police officers and protesters clashed after activists broke through the barriers at an underground station in Sao Paulo on Friday. At the same time, crowds were marching through the streets, chanting, and demanding the education reform plan, introduced by President Michael Temer, be scrapped.

The proposed education model abolishes the majority of mandatory subjects in secondary schools, and instead allows students to focus on the areas they are more interested in. It also increases the hours students spend in school from 800 to 1,400. More video.

RT

One third of Argentines live in poverty

Almost half of those aged between 0 and 14 don’t have access to basic goods

The controversy surrounding poverty rates is unlikely to end anytime soon, but it now has an official source of data from which the debate can start, afer the INDEC statistics bureau yesterday released the first poverty and destitution figures since the previous administration cancelled the report in 2014, following widespread scepticism over its reliability. Read more.

Buenos Aires Herald

US Court Protects 'School of the Assassins' Graduates

Since the Cold War the school has provided counterinsurgency training to a number of Latin American dictators and death squad members.

A U.S. court has sided with the Pentagon that it does not have to publicly release the names of attendees from the training school, formerly known as the School of the Americas, on Friday. Read more.

teleSUR

US admits not targeting Nusra, fails to separate ‘moderates’ from terrorists



The US is not targeting al-Nusra terrorists in Syria because they have become too “intermingled” with moderates and civilians, the US State Department claimed, accusing Moscow of causing the mess which prevents Washington from separating the groups

RT

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UK government works ‘hand in glove’ with arms firms, say campaigners

Anti-arms trade group tracked more than 1,000 meetings between officials and businesses in last six years

The British government and the UK arms industry have a “politically intimate and hugely compromising relationship” that sees government officials working “hand in glove” with companies promoting weapons exports, according to campaigners who have tracked thousands of meetings between officials and arms trade representatives. Read more.

Guardian

Eugenetica 2.0 | Rotterdam: verplicht spiraaltje bij incompetente ouders

Moeders die niet in staat zijn hun kinderen veilig en gezond groot te brengen, moeten verplicht anticonceptie gebruiken. Rotterdam wil een wet die dat mogelijk maakt.

Verplichte anticonceptie is omstreden, omdat ze ingaat tegen het grondrecht van ouders om kinderen te krijgen. Lees meer.

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