October 20, 2017

Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.

Secretive Billionaire Wants to Expand Fossil Fuel Empire in the US



James Ratcliffe, the billionaire owner of the chemical giant Ineos Corporation, is pushing for a dangerous pipeline through Pennsylvania, while the company quietly works to start fracking operations in Scotland and the UK, says Food & Water Watch's Patrick Woodall

TRNN

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Spain to impose direct rule as Catalonia leader refuses to back down

Madrid will press ahead with suspending autonomy on Saturday after Catalan leader refuses to abandon independence push

The Spanish government is to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s president refused to abandon the push for independence that has triggered Spain’s biggest political crisis for 40 years. Read more.

Guardian

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- Cabinet to meet on Saturday to activate Article 155 in Catalonia - El País
- Madrid prepared to halt Article 155 if Catalan premier calls early elections - El País

- The Catalan crisis is not just about nationalism - Al Jazeera

October 19, 2017

Expanding police power: France approves new restrictive anti-terrorism law



French parliament has passed a new anti-terror law which hands increased powers to the security services.

The bill's already sparked concerns it will reduce freedoms. Read more.

RT

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Russia sandwiched in Syria between Israel, Iran

MOSCOW — Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu paid a two-day visit this week to Israel — his first as the top Russian military commander. On Oct. 16, Shoigu met in Tel Aviv with Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and the Israel Defense Forces' Chief of General Staff Gadi Eizenkot. On Tuesday, he was hosted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Hours before Shoigu landed in Tel Aviv, the Israeli air force destroyed a Syrian army anti-aircraft battery in an alleged retaliation to Damascus firing a missile at Israeli planes while they were on a reconnaissance mission over neighboring Lebanon. Read more.

Al-Monitor

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Philip K Dick's Electric Dreams - Trailer

Big Pharma's Master Plan Pays Off



The biggest drug dealer in the U.S. operates legally and with 80% of opioid pills consumed in the country, Big Pharma shows no sign of slowing. 

teleSUR

100 times stronger than heroin: Fentanyl deaths surge in NYC



The dramatic rise in opioid deaths has devastated communities across the United States.

But one drug in particular is largely to blame for crippling many New York neighborhoods, RT America’s Trinity Chavez explains.

RT

Gorillaz - Sleeping Powder

EU encryption plans hope to stave off ‘backdoors’

EU can help break encrypted messages but countries want more.

The European Union will boost its law enforcement agency and free up funding to help police break encryption for investigations, but the move is unlikely to satisfy Europe’s most powerful governments that want broad access to chat messages and data. Read more.

Poltico

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- Senior U.S. legal official meeting UK leaders to tackle online security issues - Reuters

- EU’s plans on encryption: What is needed? - EDRi

- EU pompt half miljoen in politietrainingen voor breken encryptie - RTL
- EU investeert in breken encryptie door politie - Bright.nl

- Wat is het effect van de Brexit op encryptie? - Techzine

Facespook! Social media giant becomes arm of US intel

Facebook, the world’s top social media platform, is reportedly seeking to hire hundreds of employees with US national security clearance licenses.

Purportedly with the aim of weeding out “fake news” and “foreign meddling” in elections. Read more.

RT

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October 18, 2017

Turkey-US relationship ‘complicated’: State Department spokesperson

The relationship between Ankara and Washington is “complicated,” State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said on Oct. 17, while adding that the U.S. was optimistic about a resolution, amid a diplomatic crisis between the two allies.

“I think our relationship is – no surprise about this – it’s complicated at some times, as are many of our relationships with countries around the world. Read more.

Hürriyet

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117.5 million people on or below poverty line in EU



Close to a quarter of the entire population of the European Union is living on or below the poverty line. That's according to data just published by the bloc's statistical office, Eurostat.

Campaigners say very high youth unemployment levels in nine EU member states is contributing to the problem. Jerome Hughes reports.

PressTV

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World Hunger on the Rise Once Again

Iraqi army takes ‘full control’ of Kirkuk without fight from Kurdish forces



Government forces in Iraq have taken full control of the contested city of Kirkuk without any opposition from Kurdish fighters who had controlled it.

A major advance on Kurdish-held territories came amid tensions that have been mounting in the oil-rich region since Kurds held a referendum on secession. Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports from Erbil.

Al Jazeera

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- Iraqi forces, Peshmerga fighters exchange artillery fire (video) - PressTV

- The Debate - Kirkuk Tensions (video) - PressTV
- What does the future hold for Iraq's Kurds after territory seized? (video) - Al Jazeera

Big Oil "Environmentalism" - Why Big Oil Conquered The World



...But perhaps the most remarkable thing about Strong, this ubiquitous figure of the 20th century environmental movement, was his background: a Rockefeller-connected millionaire from the Alberta oil patch who divided his time between environmental campaigning and running major oil companies... Full documentary.

Corbett Report

October 17, 2017

Alle handtekeningen voor referendum tapwet binnen

Alle handtekeningen voor een raadgevend referendum over de Wet op de Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdiensten zijn afgeleverd bij de Kiesraad. De laatste stapel - zo'n 15.000 - kwam vandaag binnen. Dat heeft Tijn de Vos, een van de initiatiefnemers, laten weten.

In totaal zetten meer dan 407.000 mensen een krabbel voor een volksraadpleging over de zogenoemde Sleepwet. Lees meer.

AD

October 16, 2017

Africa First? US military to spend $5.2bn in the continent in 2018



It's not just eastern Africa suffering from the threat from extremists - it's a problem occurring continent-wide.

Because of that, President Trump's been increasing the US presence, at great expense to American taxpayers.

RT

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De schimmige spelletjes van een topbankier

Wilfred Nagel is met pensioen. Hij was een van de weinige topbankiers die het publieke debat sinds de crisis niet schuwde. Maar van werkelijke openheid was geen sprake, blijkt uit de beerput die hij volgens advocaat Hester Bais achterlaat.

Topbankier Wilfred Nagel leek er wel zin in te hebben om een stap terug te doen. De Chief Risk Officer van de ING had op zijn werkkamer foto’s van zijn zeiljacht aan de muur hangen, zagen de journalisten van Het Financieele Dagblad die hem eind juli interviewden. ‘Op volle zee en in zijn vaste Turkse thuishaven Marmaris,’ schreven ze. Het interview blikte terug op zijn loopbaan als bankier, want Nagel stopte ermee. ‘Van terugkijken kun je leren,’ zei hij. ‘Zeker nu ik de bank verlaat, doe ik dat veelvuldig om lessen te formuleren voor de toekomst van de bank.’ Nagel had er kennelijk schik in, want ook in de Telegraaf sloeg hij op hetzelfde moment in een groot interview aan het reflecteren. Lees meer (betaalmuur/proefperiode).

FTM

October 14, 2017

IAEA chief reaffirms Iran’s full commitment to JCPOA

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reconfirmed that Iran is fully implementing its commitments under the 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), shortly after US President Donald Trump refused to certify the landmark accord.

“As I have reported to the Board of Governors, the nuclear-related commitments undertaken by Iran under the JCPOA are being implemented,” IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said in a statement on Friday evening. Read more.

PressTV

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October 13, 2017

Deal or No Deal: Fears rise Trump to ditch Iran nuclear deal in new strategy



Donald Trump's expected to announce a new strategy on Iran this Friday, and all bets are on the President ripping up the 'historic' nuclear deal.

The deal was hammered out by the US, Russia, France, the UK, China, Germany and Iran back in 2015. It followed nine years of talks. Political scientist, Kaveh Afrasiabi, believes the nuclear deal was always at risk because Trump doesn't understand Iran as a country.

RT’s Ilya Petrenko reports.

RT

US withdraws from Unesco over 'anti-Israel bias'



The US cites mounting arrears, anti-Israel bias, and ‘need for fundamental reform in the organisation’

Independent

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October 12, 2017

Nederland grootste importeur van insecten in EU

Van alle landen in de Europese Unie, besteedt Nederland het meeste geld aan de import van insecten. In de eerste helft van 2017 werd voor 8,2 miljoen euro aan levende insecten ingevoerd, meldt het Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek (CBS) donderdag.

Deze invoerwaarde is vijf keer hoger dan in 2012. Lees meer.

NU

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October 11, 2017

The Rise of Eugenics #Why Big Oil Conquered The World



Oil. The 19th century was transformed by it. The 20th century was shaped by it. And the 21st century is moving beyond it. 

But who gave birth to the oil industry? What have they done with the immense wealth and power that it has granted them? And what are they planning to do with that power in a post-carbon world? This is the remarkable true story of the oiligarchs and the world they have created. Read more.

Corbett Report

October 9, 2017

Terence McKenna: Timewave Zero

 
1995

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Hezbollah chief says US helps Daesh, does not allow it to be eliminated

The secretary general of the Lebanese Hezbollah says the United States does not want Daesh Takfiri group to be destroyed and is providing Takfiri terrorists with assistance through its bases in Syria.

Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah made the remarks while delivering a speech at a ceremony held in al-Ain town in North Bekaa region to commemorate two martyred members of the resistance movement. Read more.

PressTV

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- US-backed SDF to launch offensive to retake Raqqa - Al Jazeera

30,000 Israelis, Palestinians Take Part in Women Wage Peace Rally in Jerusalem

‘I call on [Abbas] and Netanyahu – enough! Sit already. Sit already! We want peace,’ says former Israeli Arab lawmaker whose son was killed in terror attack on Temple Mount

Some 30,000 people took part in the Women Wage Peace rally in Jerusalem on Sunday night in Independence Park. Read more.

Haaretz

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'Viva Espana!': Fascist salutes seen at pro-Spanish unity demos in Barcelona



Several protesters could be spotted giving fascist salutes in Barcelona during a rally against Catalan independence on Sunday. Read more.

RT

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- Spanish PM: “Catalonia is Europe’s battle” (video) - El Pais
- Rajoy warns Spain could suspend Catalonia autonomy - Al Jazeera

- Spanish PM rules out mediation to resolve crisis (video) - PressTV
- Spain apologises for police violence during Catalan vote (video) - Al Jazeera

October 8, 2017

Political Support Growing to Wipe Out Puerto Rico’s Wall Street Debt

President Donald Trump, Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Illinois Democratic Rep. Luis Gutiérrez are all on the same page when it comes to how to handle Puerto Rico’s crushing debt load in the wake of Hurricane Maria: The hedge funds need to take the hit.

“They owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street, and we’re going to have to wipe that out,” Trump said on Fox News this week. “You can say goodbye to that. I don’t know if it’s Goldman Sachs, but whoever it is, you can wave goodbye to that.” Read more.

Intercept

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- Honest Government Advert - Visit Puerto Rico (video) - Juice Media

Honest Government Advert - Visit Puerto Rico



Hola amigos, here is our latest Honest Government Ad!

After the Visit Hawai’ i video, SO many Boricuas asked us to make one about the current situation in Puerto Rico; I’ve never received so many requests for a video – so we just had to do it! Read more.

Juice Media

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October 7, 2017

Han Boering on I Ching, Freedom, Joy and Resonance

 
click CC for English subtitles

Han Boering, author of "I Ching for the 21st Century" (written in Dutch) passed away on June 10th, 2015. He was a very wise man, but also very modest. An inhexaustible source with his vision on life. 

I made this interview with him on February 25th, 2011. This was within the context of my documentary "Freedom". But I never published the full interview. His passing is the reason to share it here.

Han Boering, schrijver van "I Tjing voor de 21ste eeuw" overleed op 10 juni 2015. Het was een man met heel erg veel wijsheid en toch bescheiden. Een onuitputtelijke bron van visie op het leven.

Ik interviewde hem op 25 februari 2011 in het kader van mijn film "Freedom", maar heb dat interview nooit gebruikt of gedeeld. Zijn overlijden is de aanleiding om dit te delen.

PJ Ardies

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New Dutch coalition government on the way

After months of negotiations, four Dutch parties have reportedly reached a tentative agreement to form a new government. After years of austerity, it is expected to bring in tax cuts and boost spending on defense.

Four Dutch parties have moved closer to reaching an agreement to form a new government after talks since the March elections, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday. Read more.

DW

German spy chiefs say 'no' to EU intelligence service

The EU does not need a joint intelligence service despite the heightened terrorist threat in Europe, German spy chiefs have said.

"Although I am a true friend of European integration, in my opinion, we do not need a European intelligence service, and we would not get one," Bruno Kahl, the head of Germany's foreign intelligence service, the BND, said on Thursday (5 October). Read more.

EUobserver

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Eerie Predictions in Vegas... Cui Bono?

Franco legacy: Crackdown on Catalan voters recalls Spanish Civil War



A Madrid representative in Catalonia has for the first time apologized for the police violence during the recent independence vote in the Spanish region.

RT

October 5, 2017

Europese ‘gedachte’

Ewald Engelen - Europa is goed voor banken en multinationals en slecht voor burgers. En met de democratie zit het ook niet helemaal snor. Dat is de conclusie na de beschamende vertoning van de Spaanse regering tijdens het Catalaanse referendum.

761 gewonden; afschuwelijke beelden van bebloede burgers, beschoten met rubberen kogels en geslagen met gummiknuppels; mannen en vrouwen die worden weggetrokken door Spaanse politieagenten; ontroerende scènes van Catalaanse brandweermannen die onschuldige burgers beschermen tegen de lange wapenstokken van de politie; hartverwarmende speeches van Catalaanse politici die zich uitspreken voor open en vrije verkiezingen. Afgelopen zondag kan met recht een zwarte dag voor de democratie worden genoemd. Lees meer.

De Groene

Tegenlicht: Het wonder van Baskenland

 
5 maart 2012

Tegenlicht bivakkeert in het Baskische stadje Mondragón, waar het overgrote deel van de bevolking werkt in coöperaties. Elke werknemer is er mede-eigenaar en men beslist samen welke keuzes het bedrijf moet maken. Met succes, ook in deze economisch harde tijden. Mondragon maakt hoogtechnologische producten en is als 7e grootste bedrijf van Spanje uitgegroeid tot een multinational met vestigingen over de hele wereld.

"Tijdens het naoorlogs kapitalisme en in een vijandige omgeving een coöperatief sociaal model ontwikkelen: dat is een wonder." Lees meer.

Tegenlicht

October 4, 2017

The Caribbean Pays for Capitalist Greed



Capitalism profits from global warming while the Caribbean pays the price.

teleSUR

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Russian FM slams US “double standards” in Syria



The Russian foreign minister accuses the United States and its allies of fatal provocations against the Russian troops in Syria.

In an interview with the UK-based Asharq al-Awsat newspaper, Sergei Lavrov said the US-led coalition and the militants they support consistently act in a way that helps Daesh and other terrorist groups.

Lavrov criticized Washington’s double standards regarding Syria, noting that there were no such thing as good or bad terrorists. He defended Russia’s involvement in the battle against terrorists in Syria. He also hailed the cooperation between Moscow, Ankara and Tehran as a decisive factor in restoring stability in the region.

Lavrov slammed the US sanctions against Russia, warning that such aggressive measures won’t go unanswered.

Scott Bennett, Former US Army Psychological Warfare Officer.

PressTV

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- Endspiel in Syrië: de race om Deir ez-Zor - Donkerdoorn

Endspiel in Syrië: de race om Deir ez-Zor

Een beeld of een kaart vertelt soms meer als duizend woorden. Hieronder een afbeelding van ongeveer de situatie in de Syrische provincie Deir er-Zor op dit moment. Rood zijn het Syrische leger en haar bondgenoten, zwart zijn stellingen van de zogenaamde Islamitische Staat en geel zijn de oprukkenden Koerden, de Syrian “Democratic” Force, ofwel het Syrische Vrije Leger, en illegaal in Syrië opererende Amerikaanse (en Europese) Special Forces. 

Opvallend zijn de gele en zwarte uitlopers richting Deir ez-Zor. Schijnbaar en zichtbaar heeft het omsingelen van de hoofdstad van de IS, Raqqa, geen prioriteit meer voor de US en Koerden maar stoot de “anti-IS” coalitie liever, bijzonder ver, door richting Syrische olie- en gasvelden. De IS zelf blijft nog steeds een kleine corridor om over de Eufraat te ontsnappen. Lees meer.

Donkerdoorn

Tillerson called Trump a ‘moron,’ weighed resigning in summer over policy disputes

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson referred to President Donald Trump as a “moron” after a meeting in July at the Pentagon and was on the verge of resigning this past summer amid mounting policy disputes with Trump.

US Vice President Mike Pence and other top officials intervened to persuade Tillerson not to resign, NBC News reported Wednesday, citing 12 current and former senior administration officials and other people close to Trump. Read more.

PressTV

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Catalan referendum: Region's independence 'in matter of days'

Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, the leader of the autonomous region has told the BBC.

In his first interview since Sunday's referendum, Carles Puigdemont said his government would "act at the end of this week or the beginning of next". Read more + video.

BBC

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October 3, 2017

Psychiatric patients in Norway given electro therapy without consent: report

At least 40 patients at Norwegian psychiatric treatment units have been treated with electric therapy over the last three years without giving consent, a report has revealed.

The report, the result of an investigation by the Verdens Gang (VG) newspaper, claims that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) was given 166 times over a three-year period without the prior consent of patients. Read more.

Local

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September 30, 2017

‘Truth will set you free’: Pope Francis on crusade to tackle fake news

Pope Francis has trained his sights on the phenomenon of fake news and and has made it the centerpiece of the Catholic Church's 2018 World Communications Day.

The pontiff announced the theme via Twitter on Friday. “I have chosen this theme for World Communications Day 2018: “The truth will set you free” (Jn 8:32). Fake news and journalism for peace,” he said. Read more.

RT

Wende Snijders - Roses in June

Monsanto banned from European parliament

MEPs withdraw parliamentary access after the firm shunned a hearing into allegations that it unduly influenced studies into the safety of glyphosate used in its RoundUp weedkiller

Monsanto lobbyists have been banned from entering the European parliament after the multinational refused to attend a parliamentary hearing into allegations of regulatory interference. Read more.

Guardian

September 29, 2017

The Science of Acupuncture



First broadcast: Tuesday 24 Jan 2006 on BBC TWO

Kathy Sykes investigates the 2,000 year-old practice of acupuncture for the BBC/OU series Alternative Medicine

Kathy begins her journey in China where she sees some incredible demonstrations of acupuncture. The most astonishing is a scene in a Chinese hospital in which doctors perform open heart surgery on a young woman - using a combination of acupuncture and conventional pain relief instead of a general anaesthetic. In China, she discovers, acupuncture is used alongside western medicine and, at times, as a replacement. Read more.

BBC

Onvoldoende doelmatigheid en transparantie in klinisch geneesmiddelenonderzoek

Jaarlijks worden in Nederland zo’n 600 klinische geneesmiddelenstudies aangemeld bij de geacrediteerde medisch-ethische toetsingscommissies (METCs). Promovendus Sander van den Bogert ging na wat er van deze studies terechtkomt na de beoordeling door de METC. Daarnaast onderzocht hij hoe de gegevens hierover, die de regulerende overheidspartijen routinematig verzamelen, kunnen worden ingezet om de efficiëntie van de regulering te verhogen.

Verspild
Van den Bogert vond dat 45 procent van alle klinische geneesmiddelenstudies die in 2007 door de METCs werden beoordeeld, op een goede manier zijn uitgevoerd en gerapporteerd in de wetenschappelijke literatuur. Lees meer.

UU

September 28, 2017

Mad Man vs. Rocket Man: North Korea Crisis Hits Fever Pitch



North Korea says Trump's dangerous rhetoric is tantamount to a declaration of war.

But even if military officials try to act as a restraint on Trump's hostility, Trump isn't bound by the advice he gets from anyone, says Col. Larry Wilkerson.

TRNN

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September 27, 2017

Putin watches Russia destroy last batch of chemical weapons



Russia destroys last batch of its chemical weapons stockpile, fulfilling its obligation under the convention on prohibition of chemical weapons. Read more.

RT

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September 23, 2017

'They don't care about us': Syrians on White Helmets' true agenda


It seems that White Helmets organization is hailed as heroes in the West, and the latter one provides millions of dollars to so-called saviors.

However, Aleppo residents claim that White Helmets care only about money and saving rebels, but not the civilians. In fact, they are not autonomous, and cannot make their own decisions – these are made by other powerful people.

RT

Morgan Freeman's moment: just like a movie script



The 80-year old Hollywood actor has recorded a two minute video for the newly-formed ‘Committee to Investigate Russia'.

Imagine the most foaming-at-the-mouth Russophobia you’ve ever witnessed and multiply it by ten, and you’ve got Freeman’s message. Read more.

RT

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September 22, 2017

To Prevent Rebellion, Spain Docks Cruise Ship Housing 16,000 Riot Police In Barcelona Port

Efforts by Madrid to stop a Catalonia independence vote, currently slated for October 1st, seem to be growing more hostile by the day.

Earlier this week Spanish police seized control of Catalonia’s finances, seeking to ensure that separatist politicians could not spend further public funds on the referendum, and conducted raids across Catalonia to confiscate ballots and campaign materials from printing shops and delivery companies. Read more.

ZeroHedge

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September 21, 2017

Civil Guard raids Catalan government offices, arrests 14 over illegal referendum

Sympathizers rally in downtown Barcelona to protest, while regional premier calls emergency meeting

The Spanish Civil Guard launched a raid in Barcelona early Wednesday morning in search of voting material for the independence referendum that Catalan authorities plan to hold on October 1, despite its suspension by the courts on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. Read more.

El Pais

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- Catalan referendum no more than impossible dream - Spanish PM (video) - RT

Living Utopia: The Anarchists & The Spanish Revolution


Considered a jewel amongst historians and rebel hearts, this documentary made in 1997 about the 1936 Spanish Revolution blends historical accounts of the development of the anarchist movement with first-hand testimonies.

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rat Race

September 20, 2017

Time to fix US-Russia relations, Trump’s speech ‘remarkable’ – Lavrov after talks with Tillerson

Moscow wants to put an end to mutual hostility with Washington, although it was not the one to start the confrontation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said, adding that it remains to be seen how Trump’s UN speech will translate into actions.

Following a meeting with US State Secretary Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Lavrov said that it was time to bring US-Russian relations to a better level. Read more.

RT

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September 19, 2017

‘… We will have no choice but to totally destroy N. Korea’ - Trump at UNGA


‘Rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself’: Trump names conditions on which US will have no other choice but to destroy North Korea. 

RT

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- China to Trump: ‘Political Chest-Thumping’ Toward North Korea is Unhelpful - Sputnik

Wilkerson: Trump a 'Diplomatic Fiasco' at the UN



Col. Larry Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Colin Powell, talks about Trump's speech before the UN General Assembly and explains why Ambassador Nikki Haley's remarks on the Iran nuclear deal scare him.

TRNN

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And Speaking of Weird Hurricanes...

Texas calls in U.S. Air Force to counter post-storm surge in mosquitoes

With Zika, West Nile fever and other mosquito-carried diseases a risk as floodwaters recede, Texas launches spraying effort

HOUSTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Texas has launched aerial attacks on mosquitoes swarming coastal regions of the state and threatening to spread disease and hinder disaster recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Read more.

Reuters

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September 18, 2017

Iran only recognizes integrated, federal Iraq: Top official

A senior Iranian official warns that any “illegal” separatist move in Iraq would escalate insecurity in the country and across the region, saying that the Islamic Republic only recognizes an integrated and federal Iraqi government.

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani made the remarks on Sunday while expressing the Islamic Republic’s opposition to a planned referendum on the independence of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, saying the plan would fail to safeguard the region’s interests. Read more.

PressTV

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President al-Assad: Some Western governments continue to support terrorist organizations in Syria

Damascus, SANA – President Bashar al-Assad received on Sunday an Italian parliamentary delegation, headed by Member of the Senate, Senator Mario Romani.

Talks during the meeting dealt with the latest developments in Syria in light of the terrorist war waged against the country and the firsthand experience of what the situation is like which the Italian delegation had during its visits to a number of areas in Syria, in addition to the negative and misleading image portrayed by the western media during the years of the war. Read more.

Sana

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September 16, 2017

John Reed schreef 'Tien dagen die de wereld deden wankelen'

Lode Vanoost - 'Tien dagen die de wereld deden wankelen' van Amerikaans journalist John Reed, over de Oktoberrevolutie van 1917, wordt honderd jaar later heruitgegeven. Dit is een uniek ooggetuigenverslag over misschien wel de meest ingrijpende omwenteling van de twintigste eeuw, een boek dat honderd jaar later leest alsof het gisteren pas geschreven was.

John Reed (1887-1920) was ondanks zijn jeugdige leeftijd geen journalistiek groentje toen hij samen met partner Louise Bryant (1885-1936) in 1917 aankwam in Sint-Petersburg, kort na de mislukte poging tot staatsgreep van generaal Lavr Kornilov in een ultieme poging om het feodale regime te herstellen. Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

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September 14, 2017

US debt surpasses historic $20 trillion



The United States has now officially accumulated a $20 trillion debt. The ceiling was broken after the White House allowed the Treasury to borrow more money.

RT

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Vitamine C redt levens op ic

De gezondheidstoestand van de 53-jarige Valerie Hobbs was hopeloos. Ze had een ernstige bloedvergiftiging en lag aan de beademing. Nieren en longen werkten niet meer. „Ik ging ervan uit dat ze zou sterven. Bij wijze van experiment gaven we haar vitamine C per infuus. De volgende morgen wist ik niet wat ik zag.”

Prof. Paul Marik, intensivist en internist in het Sentara Norfolk General Hospital in Norfolk in de Amerikaanse staat Virginia, staan de gebeurtenissen op dinsdag 5 januari 2016 nog helder voor de geest. Lees meer.

RD

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Lecture on vitamin C by brilliant Suzanne Humphries (video) - Swedish Society for Orthomolecular Medicine

All There is to C: The Vitamin C Essentials (video) - Linus Pauling Institute
Dr. Linus Pauling on Vitamin C and Heart Disease Stanford Medical School - 27 Feb '92 (video) - Rath Foundation

Vitamin C Antidote too all known toxins Thomas Levy, MD (video)

September 13, 2017

Militairen op straat? Een juweel van misleiding

Marc Vercoutere - Militairen op straat wordt door de federale regering-Michel verdedigd als een belangrijke bijdrage tot de veiligheid. IS dat wel zo? Antwerps welzijnswerker Marc Vercoutere ziet het anders. Geen verwijt aan de soldaten zelf, die zo best mogelijk hun opdracht uitvoeren. De regering heeft met deze inzet heel andere, politiek-ideologische doeleinden die zeer misleidend zijn.

Militairen voeren taken uit. Opdrachten. Dat ze dit naar best behoren doen en zich volledig geven voor de opdracht, daar bestaat geen twijfel over. Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

Russia, US start consultations on extending START treaty — diplomat

A Russian diplomat says he discussed some technical moments related to the implementation of the treaty with US Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon

HELSINKI, September 12./TASS/. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said the issue of extending the START-III treaty was discussed at his consultations with US Under Secretary of State Thomas Shannon. Read more.

TASS

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US hungry for regime change, nuclear weapons are excuse to attack – Pilger



Investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger tells RT America that US is to blame for putting the world on the brink of nuclear war.

The rest of the world is mostly alarmed by the US, not North Korea. Sanctions will never work in de-escalating the situation, he adds.

RT

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How Russia quietly undercuts sanctions intended to stop North Korea’s nuclear program - Washington Post

September 12, 2017

The Officially Ignored Link Between Lyme Disease and Plum Island


And this topic gets insta-flagged in the system... what a shock.

Lyme Disease is one of those illnesses that, unless you have it or know someone who afflicted by it, most people don’t know that much about it other than that it is caused by a tick bite.

Lyme Disease has been referred to as “the great imitator” because it mirrors many other awful medical disorders including chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and even Alzheimer’s disease. Read more.

Vid sources,
"Lab 257" by Michael Christopher Carroll - Book
"The Belarus Secret" by John Loftus - Book

"Living Next Door To Plum Island" - Rense

Truthstream Media

What's At Stake? Russian-backed and US-led forces advancing on same oil fields in Syria



With Russian-backed Syrian government forces breaking the siege of Deir ez-Zor, US-backed Kurdish militias appear to be heading to the same place, but from another direction.

RT's Ilya Petrenko looks at what's at stake as the two anti-terror forces move closer to one other.

RT

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Wetenschappers: kosten nieuw medicijn veel lager dan farmaceuten beweren

De kosten om een nieuw medicijn op de markt te brengen zijn veel lager dan de farmaceutische bedrijven zelf beweren.

De industrie is gemiddeld 540 miljoen euro kwijt aan onderzoek en ontwikkeling, terwijl de opbrengsten in een paar jaar tijd soms het tienvoudige bedragen, een marge die in geen enkele andere sector van de economie wordt behaald. Lees meer.

Volkskrant

September 11, 2017

Kamp wil onkruidverdelger glyfosaat weer tien jaar toestaan

Het omstreden onkruidbestrijdingsmiddel glyfosaat, ook bekend onder de merknaam Roundup, mag gewoon gebruikt blijven worden. Minister Kamp van Landbouw steunt het voorstel van de Europese Commissie om de goedkeuring van het middel met tien jaar te verlengen.

Organisaties als Greenpeace lopen te hoop tegen het middel, omdat het schadelijk zou zijn voor mens en dier. Lees meer.

NOS

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Independent Thinking: Catalans rally ahead of secession referendum



Pro-independent protesters are demonstrating on Catalonia's National Day, ahead of a secession referendum in just three weeks.

The Catalan government announced the referendum on September 6, but the Spanish high court banned it. Huge rallies are now expected throughout the day, with the referendum itself taking place at the start of next month.

RT

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The silent majority opposed to independence in Catalonia - El Pais
Moody's warns Catalonia's independence would damage Spanish economy - EFE

Het einde van het Vierde Rijk is in zicht: Catalonië maakt referendum mogelijk over afsplitsing van Spanje - DDS

Rebel Rabbis: Anti-Zionist Jews Against Israel



VICE embeds with the London branch of the Neturei Karta, a group of controversial Ultra Orthodox Jews who campaign against Zionism and for the immediate dismantling of the state of Israel.

Because of their unusual views, and support of people like ex-Iranian president Ahmadinejad and groups like the Hungarian far right Jobbik party, other Jewish people often label them as extremists.

Reporter Milène Larsson goes behind the closed doors of this secretive community to understand why this Jewish group's anti-Israel sentiment has led them to join Palestinians protesting Israeli occupation and burn Israeli flags.


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September 10, 2017

'The Model Economy' in Germany is Growing a Class of Working Poor



General election campaign is in full swing in Germany but little attention is being paid to the high proportion of working poor explains economist Heiner Flassbeck.

TRNN

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Venezuela's Maduro says will shun U.S. dollar in favor of yuan, others

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday his cash-strapped country would seek to “free” itself from the U.S. dollar next week, using the weakest of two official foreign exchange regimes and a basket of currencies.

Maduro was refering to Venezuela’s “DICOM” official exchange rate in which the dollar buys 3,345 bolivars, according to the central bank. Read more.

Reuters

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Criminal indictments loom large for Israeli PM

Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife are both facing potential charges, raising questions about the prime minister's future.

The threat of criminal indictment that has hung for months over Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel's prime minister, loomed much larger this weekend as it was announced that his wife, Sara, faced potential criminal charges. Read more.

Al Jazeera

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Drinks industry distorts alcohol cancer risk: scientists

LONDON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - The alcohol industry uses denial, distortion and distraction to mislead people about the risks of developing cancer from drinking, often employing similar tactics to those of the tobacco industry, a study said on Thursday.

Drinks industry organizations often present the relationship between alcohol and cancer as highly complex, implying there is no clear evidence of a consistent link,.. Read more.

Reuters

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The Unseen Battle For Raqqa



As Raqqa continues to be liberated from ISIS, Syrian Democratic Forces are working with local tribes to help give them direct control over their futures, says journalist Karlos Zurutuza

TRNN

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SDF in race with Syrian forces for oil-rich Deir Az Zor - Al Jazeera