March 31, 2017

Guts - You're Living Like Pigs

Behind Michael Flynn's Turkish Lobbying Controversy, An Israeli Gas Pipeline



TRNN Correspondent Shir Hever highlights what may have driven ex-National Security Advisor's Michael Flynn controversial lobbying work tied to Turkey: an unknown Israeli natural gas company seeking a Turkish pipeline.

TRNN

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Israel: Common ground between Turkish government and Michael Flynn - soL internationaL

Vault 7: Marble Framework

Today, March 31st 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 "Marble" -- 676 source code files for the CIA's secret anti-forensic Marble Framework. Marble is used to hamper forensic investigators and anti-virus companies from attributing viruses, trojans and hacking attacks to the CIA.

Marble does this by hiding ("obfuscating") text fragments used in CIA malware from visual inspection. This is the digital equivallent of a specalized CIA tool to place covers over the english language text on U.S. produced weapons systems before giving them to insurgents secretly backed by the CIA. Read more.

Wikileaks

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- #Vault7: WikiLeaks reveals ‘Marble’ tool could mask CIA hacks with Russian, Chinese, Arabic (video) - RT

The Clintons’ Neoliberal Dystopian Ties to Russia’s Billionaires

The intricate web of the world’s most powerful people and corporations is troublesome for democracy

Bill and Hillary Clinton defined their time since Bill’s term and office with courting wealthy and corporate donors indiscriminately. Corporate donors that traditionally supported Republican and conservative organizations—like Exxon Mobil, Duke Energy, Citi Bank, and other companies from around the world—poured millions of dollars into the Clinton Foundation. Simultaneously, corporations, billionaires, and millionaires who already preferred Democratic candidates increased their investments into the Democratic Party. Read more.

Observer

'Euphrates Shield' complete: Turkey announces op in Syria over following recent row with US



Turkey's military operation in Syria, aimed at securing its border from Islamic State, has come to an end. 

The official announcement from Ankara comes right before the U.S. Secretary of State's first official visit to the Turkish capital. Read more.

RT

Related,
Syria: Kurdish YPG fighters dominate Turkey-US talks - Al Jazeera
Tillerson fails to ease US tensions with Turkey on Syria conflict - FT

- Turkey refuses to join US-led offensive on ISIS stronghold of Raqqa if Kurds involved (video) - RT

Ankara opposes Kurdish independence bid amid worries of spillover effect - Hürriyet
Turkey is in A Dead End in Syria: The U.S. Move On Tabqa Will Complicate The Political Situation in Syria - Global Research

Behind Michael Flynn's Turkish Lobbying Controversy, An Israeli Gas Pipeline (video) - TRNN

US: Washington not seeking President Assad's ouster



Washington has made an apparent U-turn on its long-held policy regarding Syria with the US Secretary of State saying the fate of President Bashar al-Assad is up to the Syrians

Tillerson made the remarks in a joint press conference with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Chavush-oglu in Ankara. His remarks were later echoed by the US ambassador to the United Nations.

Nikki Haley said that Washington was no longer focused on removing the Syrian president from power. She said the White House would instead make efforts to push for a political solution to the six-year conflict in the war-ravaged country.

The comments come as the administration of former US president Obama had made any resolution of the Syria crisis conditional on President Assad’s stepping down.

Interview James Jatras, Former U.S. Senate Foreign Policy Analyst

PressTV

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Removing Assad no longer a priority - US - BBC
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‘War criminal should be investigated not welcomed’ – Activist tries to arrest Saudi General



A Saudi military spokesperson has reacted angrily to a rather rough reception he received in London, earlier. An activist tried to place him under citizen's arrest, for what he called 'Saudi war crimes in Yemen.' Read more.

RT

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Separate Saudi attacks kill 8 Yemeni civilians (video) - PressTV
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Infant deformities in Yemen linked to Saudi-led bombardment  (video) - RT

Gazans fearful of another Israeli war following Hamas official killing



Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fear another Israeli war may be in the making following Friday's assassination of a Hamas commander

The killing of a Hamas commander in 2012 sparked the eight-day war on Gaza. And in 2014 Israeli forces killed over 2,200 Gazans including hundreds of women and children during the Fifty Day War. Read more.

PressTV

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Gaza: Israel's war drums are getting louder - Al Jazeera
All Signals Point Once Again to War in Gaza - Bloomberg

How the U.S. Can Prepare for the Coming Gaza War - Bloomberg

Hamas partially reopens Erez crossing between Israel, Gaza - JPost
The wall that could spark a war between Israel and Hamas - Ynet

March 30, 2017

At AIPAC Protest, Young American Jews Voice Rejection of Israeli Policies



Journalist and author Max Blumenthal says the vocal Jewish-led protests at this year's AIPAC Policy Conference highlight a growing generational divide on Israel-Palestine

TRNN

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The Jewish Resistance Comes to AIPAC - Haaretz

Jewish Defense League activists beat Palestinian-American at AIPAC (video) - +972
Two Jewish Activists Charged With Assaulting Arab Teacher Outside AIPAC Conference - Haaretz

- US diplomat vows to end "Israel-bashing" at UN (video) - PressTV
- AIPAC speakers say the enemy is BDS, while ‘biggest Jewish-led protest’ surges outside - Mondoweiss

- Massive AIPAC Protest Calls Out Continued Fueling of Illegal Occupation - Common Dreams

50 reasons to resist the occupation on its 50th year

Fifty reasons to join a growing coalition united in creating a more just future in the region, in order to make the 50th year of occupation its last.

1. January 1: The onset of the 50th year of violating the Fourth Geneva Convention through Israel’s military occupation over Palestinian territories, would have been enough. Read more.

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Massive AIPAC Protest Calls Out Continued Fueling of Illegal Occupation - Common Dreams

CrowdStrike EXPOSED: cybersecurity firm in damage-control mode



CrowdStrike, the cyber-security firm that initially claimed Russia hacked the DNC and tilted the 2016 election in Donald Trump’s favor, is being accused of misattribution of quotes in a December report.

They have since walked back key claims in said report, calling their credibility into serious question. RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky has the story.

RT

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"Something Stinks Here" - CrowdStrike Revises, Retracts Parts Of Explosive Russian Hacking Report - ZeroHedge
Cybersecurity Firm That Attributed DNC Hacks to Russia May Have Fabricated Russia Hacking in Ukraine - CounterPunch

'Read my lips - NO!' Putin slams allegations of Russian meddling in US election (video) - RT
SHOCK! Russian Hacking Story is Unraveling! #NewWorldNextWeek (video) - Corbett Report

20 top EU banks routed €25bn through tax havens – Oxfam



A report by Oxfam suggests Europe’s largest banks have registered over a quarter of their profits in offshore tax havens last year. The continent's top 20 lenders avoided paying tax on an estimated €25 billion, the study finds.

Partner At Paulson & Company Jumps To His Death In Midtown Manhattan

A 56-year-old partner at Paulson & Co., who was best known for losing billions of his clients' money to Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme when he ran the Fairfield Greenwich fund of funds, leaped to his death from the luxury Sofitel hotel in midtown Manhattan. Charles W. Murphy was wearing a dark business suit when he plunged to his death from the 24th floor of the 45 W. 44th St. building at around 4:42pm on Monday.

Murphy was working at the Fairfield Greenwich Group when Madoff was arrested in December 2008; as a result of the fraud Fairfield Greenwich lost $7.5 billion of its customers’ cash. Read more.

ZeroHedge

March 29, 2017

The Unauthorized Biography of David Rockefeller



David Rockefeller is dead. But what does it mean? How do we measure the life of someone who has shaped the modern world to such an extent?

Join us for this week’s edition of The Corbett Report where we examine David Rockefeller’s life, his works and the world that he left in his wake. Read more.

Corbett Report

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D. Rockefeller’s Gruesome Legacy (F. William Engdahl) - NEO
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Why Rockefeller's Death Doesn't Mean the End of 'New World Order' Doctrine - Sputnik

"Russia could use Iran base for Anti-terror flights"



Iran says Russia could use its airspace and military bases for anti-terrorist operations in Syria.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Tehran will consider the possibility of Russian warplanes flying over to Syria via Iran on a case by case basis. Zarif made the remarks ahead of President Hassan Rouhani’s meeting with his Russian counterpart in Moscow on Tuesday.

Russian bombers used a central Iranian airfield to carry out anti-Daesh airstrikes in Syria last year. The warplanes later left Iran after Moscow announced that the deployment had achieved its goals. Since then, Iran has said on several occasions that the deployment was temporary, but could be resumed whenever needed.

PressTV

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EU nations vote against GM crops, but not enough to block them

A majority of EU countries voted on Monday against allowing two new genetically modified crops to be grown in Europe, batting the contentious decision on GM cultivation in Europe back to the EU executive, according to two sources.

EU governments were asked to vote on the future of two grades of GM maize, Pioneer's 1507 and Syngenta's Bt11, which kill insects by producing their own pesticide and are also resistant to a particular herbicide. Read more.

Reuters

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EU nations vote against GM crops - DW
Italy will vote against the introduction of new GMOs in Europe - SlowFood

EU-lidstaten zeggen in meerderheid ‘nee’ tegen genetisch gemodificeerde gewassen - NineForNews

March 28, 2017

US boycotts UN meeting to ban nuclear weapons



A conference to negotiate a treaty outlawing nuclear weapons has kicked off at the UN general assembly in New York.

The four-day meeting is aimed at creating a consensus on a nuclear weapons ban treaty. Over the next four days, countries which are opposed to nuclear proliferation will be discussing the purpose, content and format of the treaty.

Many nations, including Japan which suffered atomic attacks by the US in 1945, will join the conference. The US ambassador to the UN has said Washington will boycott the meeting.

PressTV

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- United States and Allies Protest U.N. Talks to Ban Nuclear Weapons - NY Times
US leads boycott of UN talks on nuclear weapons ban (video) - Al Jazeera

Belgische regering wil geen kernwapenvrije wereld - De Wereld Morgen

James Mattis urges Trump to be more aggressive in Yemen

The Secretary of defense wants to escalate America's military support to stop Iranian-backed rebels in Yemen

Two of the more controversial aspects of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy has been his botched raid of Yemen and the fact that Secretary of Defense James Mattis has a well-known obsession with Iran; he even said in April that ISIS is “nothing more than an excuse for Iran to continue its mischief.” Read more.

Salon

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James Mattis Wants to Increase America's Role in Yemen - Mother Jones
Pentagon chief asks for deeper military involvement in Yemen - PressTV

Saudi jets bomb northwestern Yemen with banned munitions - PressTV
US considering more aid to Saudi Arabia, Persian Gulf allies (video) - PressTV

March 27, 2017

Israel/Trump And The Backdoor To Russian War



In this video Brian Thiesen of Press For Truth talks about the escalating tensions in the middle east involving Syria, Israel and of course the US and Russia.

Press For Truth

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Israeli PM hails Washington's support for Tel Aviv (video) - PressTV

Greek gov’t torn between making concessions for deal with creditors and letting talks drag

As it has become clear that a deal with Greece’s international creditors still appears a bridge too far, the government is reportedly split between making the concessions required to reach an agreement soon and opting to live dangerously by waiting it out, with all the risks to the economy that entails, hoping for more favorable conditions.

Berlin, for its part, has signaled that a deal on the second review of the country’s third bailout must be concluded sooner rather than later. Read more.

eKathimerini

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Capital control tightening is a possibility - eKathimerini

Greece gets three bids for Thessaloniki Port - eKathimerini
President Donald Trump Hosts a Greek Independence Day Celebration (video) - President Donald Trump News & Live Speech 2017

Euro zone banks are still not profitable enough; Brexit is a ‘major risk’: ECB warns - CNBC

ECB's Nouy says some banks may need to be shut

Some euro zone banks may need to be shut if they become unviable, the European Central Bank's top supervisor said on Thursday, as the Italian government seeks to bail out two regional lenders.

Daniele Nouy, the head of the ECB's supervisory arm, told the European Parliament there were too many banks in the euro zone and called for Frankfurt to be given greater discretion when deciding how much capital they must hold. Read more.

Reuters

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Euro zone banks are still not profitable enough; Brexit is a ‘major risk’: ECB warns - CNBC
- Brexit vorm gevaar voor sommige Europese banken - Beurs.com

Een formatie van vier jaar levert 11 miljard euro op - Volkskrant
CPB: economische groei zet door, minder werkloosheid - AD

What is Class?



Class struggle, the struggle within and against capitalism, is an intrinsic guiding force of anarchist theory and practice. 

Nonetheless, many enduring myths and misconceptions continue to cloud popular understanding of the social relationship that lies at the root of this conflict…. namely, class itself.

So…. what is it, exactly, and what do anarchists have against it?

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March 26, 2017

#JewishResistance: Protesters block AIPAC conference calling for end to Israel occupation

Jewish protesters blocked the entrance to the annual pro-Israel American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference at the Washington Convention Center, calling for an end to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory.

The three-day conference began Sunday in what AIPAC describes as the “largest and most important advocacy day” for the pro-Israel community. Up to 15,000 people were expected to attend the event, according to organizers, and its speakers on Sunday included former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Read more + video.

RT

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Hundreds March Outside AIPAC in Protest of Israeli Settlements (video) - Haaretz
Left-wing Jews protest outside AIPAC conference - Times of Israel

The Jewish Resistance Comes to AIPAC - Haaretz

Netanyahu: No deal yet with US on settlements (video) - JPost
'No daylight' with Trump administration, Israeli ambassador Dermer says (video) - JPost

Israeli PM thanks Trump administration for supporting Tel Aviv regime - PressTV

President Donald Trump Weekly Address to The Nation: The Future Belongs To Us


NASA EDITION: President Donald Trump Weekly Address to The Nation 3/25/17 The Future Belongs To Us ✔

President Donald Trump News & Live Speech 2017

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Turkey may hold referendum on EU accession bid: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on March 25 that Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks following the April 16 vote on constitutional amendments.

"Right now we are holding a referendum on April 16 and after that we could choose to do a second one on the (EU) accession talks and we would abide by whatever our people would say there," Erdoğan told a forum in the southern province of Antalya. Read more.

Hürriyet

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- Erdogan: Turkey may have Brexit-like referendum on EU - AA
Turkey's Erdogan wants Brexit-like vote on pursuit of EU membership - DW

EU 'needs' Turkey to tackle refugee crisis, Daesh - AA
US urges Turkey, Europe to tone down rhetoric amid row - Hürriyet

Turkey - academics protest (video) - DW

Infant deformities in Yemen linked to Saudi-led bombardment

Doctors in Yemen have reported an increase in children born with deformities as a result of the two-year war that has left the country on the brink of famine.

The al-Sabeen Maternity and Child Hospital in the capital, Sana’a, has seen an increase in babies being born prematurely and with deformities, which doctors say is a result of the war and the Saudi-led coalition’s bombs. Read more + video.

RT

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Yemenis ‘pay the price’ for UK and America’s ‘brazenly hypocritical’ arms deals – Amnesty - RT
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March 25, 2017

Most cancer mutations are due to random DNA copying 'mistakes'

Scientists report data from a new study providing evidence that random, unpredictable DNA copying 'mistakes' account for nearly two-thirds of the mutations that cause cancer. Their research is grounded on a novel mathematical model based on DNA sequencing and epidemiologic data from around the world.

"It is well-known that we must avoid environmental factors such as smoking to decrease our risk of getting cancer. But it is not as well-known that each time a normal cell divides and copies its DNA to produce two new cells, it makes multiple mistakes,"... Read more.

ScienceDaily

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A fate worse than death: apoptosis as an oncogenic process (paywall) - Nature

10,000 Studies, 100 Conclusions: How Marijuana Impacts Your Health

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has conducted a review of all scientific research on the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-derived products published since 1999, finding much to support claims of both the plant's positive impact on health, and its hazardous implications for mental and physical wellbeing.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has conducted a review of all scientific research on the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-derived products published since 1999,.. Read more.

Sputnik

UK report: ‘Anecdotal’ evidence of Gulen role in Turkey coup attempt



While there is “anecdotal and circumstantial” evidence that individual members of the Gulen movement were involved in a failed coup attempt in Turkey last year, hard proof was difficult to find, according to a UK parliamentary report.

Since the July 15 coup attempt, Turkey has accused Pennsylvania-based Fethullah Gulen of being behind a push to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The inquiry by the Foreign Affairs Committee also points out opportunities in the UK’s growing relationship with Turkey. Al Jazeera’s Renee Odeh reports.

Al Jazeera

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Repression or recovery? UK's relations with Turkey - Parliament.UK
Turkey's EU minister slams UK report on coup attempt - Hürriyet

Jack Straw: FETO behind coup attempt in Turkey - AA
- ‘Turkey will continue to be an indispensable partner for the UK after Brexit’ - Hürriyet

Donald Trump's former national security adviser ‘discussed removing Gulen from US', former CIA director says - Independent
No terrorist infiltration from Turkish planes, US should look in mirror: MHP head - Hürriyet

US urges Turkey, Europe to tone down rhetoric amid row - Hürriyet
'Coup in Turkey Was Just a Welcome Pretext' - Spiegel

March 24, 2017

'Riyadh, Ankara, Doha behind intense fighting near Damascus'



The Syrian government has accused Turkish, Saudi and Qatari spy agencies of being responsible for the recent escalation of terrorist attacks near the capital Damascus.

In two letters to the UN, the Syrian Foreign Ministry called on the Security Council to take necessary measures against what it calls acts of terror by al-Nusrah Front and other terrorist groups. The foreign ministry said such attacks are aimed at disrupting the upcoming peace talks in Geneva.

Damascus has previously expressed regret over what it described as the UN’s failure to condemn terrorist attacks across the war-torn country.

PressTV

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Somali in America



He's lived illegally in Africa, Russia and Ukraine and now he's a resident in the USA 

But this teenage, Somali refugee is facing a problem he didn't expect.

Al Jazeera

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Belgian Workers Participate in Anti-Austerity March



Some 14,000 workers in non-business sectors such as health care and social welfare took part in an anti-austerity march in the Belgian capital, calling for improved working conditions and salary increases.

teleSUR

Israel's Water Domination in West Bank



Since 1967 Israel has denied Palestinians' basic right to access clean water

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March 23, 2017

Yemenis ‘pay the price’ for UK and America’s ‘brazenly hypocritical’ arms deals – Amnesty

Amnesty International has condemned the US and Britain for supplying arms to Saudi Arabia, arms which have then been used to kill hundreds of civilians in Yemen.

Figures from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute show that the two countries have sent weaponry worth more than $5 billion to Saudi Arabia since Riyadh’s intervention began in March 2015. Read more.

RT

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Amnesty condemns US, UK over Yemen arms - NewArab
Amnesty International condemn US, UK for selling arms to Saudi (vide0) - PressTV

Saudi Arabia steps up using cluster bombs in Yemen (video) - PressTV
Over 100 civilians killed in a month, including fishermen, refugees, as Yemen conflict reaches two-year mark - OHCHR

Infant deformities in Yemen linked to Saudi-led bombardment  (video) - RT
De Croo wil wapenembargo tegen Saoedi-Arabië - DeMorgen

‘The worst is yet to come in Mosul exodus’ – UNHCR representative in Iraq


The western mainstream media are turning a blind eye to the plight of civilians suffering as a result of US-led coalition air strikes in Iraq, according to Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova.

RT discusses the Mosul crisis with Bruno Geddo, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees representative in Iraq.

RT

Vault 7: Projects - Dark Matter

Today, March 23rd 2017, WikiLeaks releases Vault 7 "Dark Matter", which contains documentation for several CIA projects that infect Apple Mac firmware (meaning the infection persists even if the operating system is re-installed) developed by the CIA's Embedded Development Branch (EDB). These documents explain the techniques used by CIA to gain 'persistence' on Apple Mac devices, including Macs and iPhones and demonstrate their use of EFI/UEFI and firmware malware.

Among others, these documents reveal the "Sonic Screwdriver" project which, as explained by the CIA, is a "mechanism for executing code on peripheral devices... Read more.

Wikileaks

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March 22, 2017

Israeli occupation most malignant in the world, says UN rapporteur

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Michael Lynk, has described the Israeli occupation as “the most malignant” in the world. The Canadian official added that perpetuating an alien rule over almost five million people, against their fervent wishes, inevitably requires the repression of rights, the erosion of the rule of law, the abrogation of international commitments and the imposition of deeply discriminatory practices.

Lynk accused Israel of humiliating the Palestinians and intensifying the crackdown on human rights activists. Read more.

MEM

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UN expert warns of deteriorating situation for human rights defenders in Palestine and Israel (full report) - UN

UN report decries Israeli settlements' 'alarming pace' - Al Jazeera
Israel built 2,630 illegal homes in West Bank last year - Al Jazeera

Tillerson To U.N. Rights Council: Reform or We’re Leaving - Foreign Policy
Out of the UNHRC, US will not be able to ‘shield’ Israel - MEM

UN Sponsored Report On Israel’s Responsibility For Apartheid In Relation To The Palestinian People - Global Research

Poll: Half of West Bank youth support two-state solution

A new poll conducted by the Arab World for Research and Development found that while 47.4% of the Palestinian youth in the West Bank support the two-state solution, the remaining 47.7% oppose it.

Palestinian yought in the West Bank are split down the middle between those who support and those who oppose the two-state solution, a new poll found. 47.4 percent of West Bank Palestinian youth said they back a two-state solution, whereas 47.7 percent said they oppose it. Read more.

JPost

Netanyahu to US: 'Veto UN resolution on settlements'

Egypt circulated a copy of the resolution, calling on Israel to "immediately and completely cease all settlement activities."

Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the United States to veto a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement activities in a vote scheduled for Thursday. Read more.

JPost

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Israel trying to persuade West to oppose UN resolutions - Arutz Sheva

Condemnations of continued Israeli lack of cooperation with UN - DN Egypt
- Hamas blames Israel for Gaza tunnel attack; report claims it was Egypt - JPost

Tillerson To U.N. Rights Council: Reform or We’re Leaving - Foreign Policy
Out of the UNHRC, US will not be able to ‘shield’ Israel - MEM

Far-right Dutch politician condemns Obama for UN settlement resolution - JPost

Bumblebees added to US endangered species list



Bumblebees, common to the central and eastern United States, are now formally listed as an endangered species.

It's a first for the US, where it's estimated the honey bee population has halved since the 1950s. The move will bring new federal protections, but some believe it may not be enough.

Al Jazeera's as Allen Schauffler reports from Portland, Oregon.

Al Jazeera

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First U.S. bumble bee added to endangered species list - Reuters

Propolis - Your Immune System's Secret Weapon



Did you know bees could be our immune system's best secret weapon? If you're thinking of honey, think again!

Organic Chef and Energy Coach, Jo Rushton discovers why a nutritient packed byproduct of bees can have so many uses and benefits for our health. There are many ways to incorporate Propolis into your diet, Jo explains more in the video.

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Natuurlijk antibioticum - Propolis of bijenbalsem - InfoNu
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MSM silent on civilian suffering during anti-ISIS op in Mosul


Iraqi forces, backed by the U.S.-led coalition, are pushing deeper into the densely-populated areas of western Mosul, to rid the city from Islamic State. The UN says more than 150-thousand residents have fled, as the latest anti-terror offensive goes into its second month.

However, the plight of civilians in the bitter struggle to repel the terrorists, seems to be going noticeably under-reported in much of the mainstream media. Read more.

RT

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Civilian Crossfire: Iraqi army pushes further into Mosul in anti-ISIS op (video) - RT

400,000 people expected to flee from western Mosul, says UN - Al Bawaba
UN aid ‘pushed to limits’ as 320,000 more civilians may flee west Mosul - ARA News

‘The worst is yet to come in Mosul exodus’ – UNHCR representative in Iraq (video) - RT

March 21, 2017

800 Families Just Filed A Lawsuit Against Saudi Arabia Over 9/11

Eight-hundred families of 9/11 victims and 1,500 first responders, along with others who suffered as a result of the attacks, have filed a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia over its alleged complicity in the 2001 terror attacks, according to an exclusive report by local New York outlet Pix 11.

The legal document, filed in a federal court in Manhattan, describes the Saudi role in the attacks. Read more.

Activist Post

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9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia, accuse the U.S. ally of complicity in the terrorist attacks - PIX11
US vets accuse Saudi Arabia of tricking them into lobbying against justice for 9/11 families (video) - RT

Saudi Arabia faces $6 billion US lawsuit by 9/11 insurers (vide) - PressTV

March 20, 2017

Assad: White Helmets are Al-Qaeda and that’s proven – but they are treated as ‘humanitarian heroes’



Syrian President Bashar Assad has hit out at the controversial nonprofit White Helmets, calling it a front for Islamic terrorism, and saying they are an example of Western narratives grotesquely distorting the truth about the conflict in the country.

RT

The Debate: Israel Supporting Terrorists



A threat by Israel: It has threatened to 'destroy' Syrian air defense systems. This comes after Israel conducted air raids in Syria illegally. 

In this debate, we'll look at why Israel has chosen this time to threaten Syria, when Syria is engaged in an all-out war with foreign-backed terrorists, and is winning that war.

Marwa Osman
Political Commentator

Geoffrey Alderman
Historian and Political Commentator

PressTV

10 bedenkingen na de Nederlandse verkiezingen

Dyab Abou Jahjah - De Nederlandse verkiezingen werden verondersteld de eerste vallende dominosteen te zijn in een reeks van extreemrechtse overwinningen die in 2017 door Europa zou razen. De extreemrechtse PVV van Geert Wilders - misschien wel de meest extreme van alle Europese zusterpartijen met haar oproep om moskeeën te sluiten en de Koran te bannen en haar veroordeling wegens oproepen tot haat - won wel een paar extra zetels terwijl de regeringscoalitie massaal verloor.

De PVV bleef toch ver achter op de VVD van uittredend premier Rutte. Terwijl de internationale media hun camera’s en microfoons terug opbergen en het land sneller dan verwachten verlaten, is het toch belangrijk om even stil te staan bij deze verkiezingen en vooral na te denken over wat ze betekenen voor Nederland en ook voor België. Hieronder vindt u de tien volgens mij meest relevante bedenkingen. Lees meer.

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Ankara suspects German intel using Gülen network

Murat Yetkin - In an interview with Der Spiegel magazine, Bruno Kahl, the chief of Germany’s foreign intelligence service, the BND, said on March 18 that the Turkish government had “failed to convince” them that the U.S.-based Islamist cleric Fethullah Gülen was behind the coup attempt of July 15, 2016. 

He said the BND did not think that the coup attempt was something staged by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) government either, without elaborating who else might be behind it. Read more.

Hürriyet

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- Germany not ‘convinced’ Gülen behind failed Turkey coup - Hürriyet
- Turkish presidential spokesperson slams German intel chief over coup remarks - Hürriyet

Turkey summons German envoy over Kurdish rally in Frankfurt (video) - DW
Turkey condemns Germany for permitting ‘PKK rally’ - Hürriyet

- Turkish Referendum Casts Dark Shadow over Germany - Spiegel
Turkey's Erdogan decries Merkel over 'Nazi measures' as row thunders on (video) - DW

Duitse inlichtingenchef: Gülen niet achter Turkse coup - NOS
Turkije overweegt nieuwe campagne in Duitsland - Trouw

Meet Goldman Sachs, the Vampire Squid



We all know Goldman Sachs is the very embodiment of evil…or do we? What is Goldman Sachs? What does it do? Where did it come from and where is it going, and is there anything that can be done to stop it?

Buckle in for this edition of The Corbett Report where James dares to take on the vampire squid itself. Read more.

Corbett Report

March 19, 2017

Key Democratic Officials Now Warning Base Not to Expect Evidence of Trump/Russia Collusion

Glenn Greenwald - FROM MSNBC POLITICS shows to town hall meetings across the country, the overarching issue for the Democratic Party’s base since Trump’s victory has been Russia, often suffocating attention for other issues. This fixation has persisted even though it has no chance to sink the Trump presidency unless it is proven that high levels of the Trump campaign actively colluded with the Kremlin to manipulate the outcome of the U.S. election — a claim for which absolutely no evidence has thus far been presented.

The principal problem for Democrats is that so many media figures and online charlatans are personally benefiting from feeding the base increasingly unhinged, fact-free conspiracies... Read more.

Intercept

Syrians Report Israeli Drone Strike Kills High-ranking Air Defense Officer

Alleged Israeli airstrike targets vehicle in Quneitra area of Syrian Golan Heights, days after flare-up. Earlier Sunday, Israel's defense chief promised to destroy Syria's air defense system if it attacks Israeli targets.

According to Syrian reports on Sunday, a Syrian man was killed when the vehicle he was driving was fired on by an Israeli drone in the Quneitra area in the Syrian Golan Heights. Read more.

Haaretz

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Israeli drone kills Syrian man in Golan Heights (video) - PressTV

'Israel will not hesitate to destroy Syrian air defenses" (video) - JPost
Israeli minister threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses - RT

Israel weighs response to Hezbollah rocket threat - Al-Monitor

UNHRC to call for boycot of Israeli settlements

Out of the 41 resolutions before the UNHRC, 12 deal with human rights situations in individual countries. Five of those resolutions are focused on Israeli actions.

The United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday is set to debate a resolution demanding that the international community boycott Israeli settlements. Read more + video.

JPost

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Israel's high court rules to restore residency rights of East Jerusalem Palestinian



In a precedent-setting ruling, Israel's High Court has ordered the Ministry of Interior to restore residency rights to a Palestinian man born in East Jerusalem

The ruling changes de facto ministry policy of revoking residency from Palestinians born in the city if they have been out of the city for more than seven years. The judgement could help protect Palestinian residency rights in occupied East Jerusalem.

Al Jazeera

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This Ship is Sinking Says Former Bush Official



Abby Martin interviews retired U.S. Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, former national security advisor to the Reagan administration, who spent years as an assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell during both Bush administrations. Today, he is honest about the unfixable corruption inside the establishment and the corporate interests driving foreign invasions.

Hear a rare insider's view of what interests are behind U.S. wars, the manipulation of intelligence, the corporate media, the intertwining of the military and corporate world, and why the U.S. Empire is doomed.

teleSUR

Empire Files: Abby Martin Exposes Steve Bannon



Steve Bannon has been propelled over the last year from fringe media outlier to top propagandist of the U.S. Empire as Trump's Chief Strategist.

From his Wall Street roots and apocalyptic film career to his cultivation of alt-right bigots at Breitbart News, Abby Martin exposes Bannon's true character in this explosive documentary. 

Dissection of Bannon's ideology of "economic nationalism" and desire to "Make America Great Again" reveals the danger of his hand in Trump's agenda.

teleSUR

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Nieuw Rechts gaat viraal: over extreemrechtse clickbait, echokamers en sociale media - De Wereld Morgen

Nieuw Rechts gaat viraal: over extreemrechtse clickbait, echokamers en sociale media

De opgang van Nieuw Rechts is nauw verbonden met het winstoogmerk van onze digitale media. Nieuw Rechts speelt niet alleen in op hun commerciële doelstellingen, ze bouwt ook haar eigen media infrastructuur volgens diezelfde principes.

Nieuw Rechtse micromedia en algoritmen
Nieuw Rechtse ‘micro’ -media produceren volop ‘nieuws’ dat hun discours ongefilterd verspreidt. Zonder die vervelende censurerende ‘redacteuren’ van de traditionele media. Deze nieuwe media functioneren als ideologische apparaten in een discursieve strijd. The Breitbart News Network is waarschijnlijk het bekendste voorbeeld. Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

Screw the Sanctions! 3 in 4 Russians Oppose Begging West to Lift Restrictions

A whopping 76% of Russians are opposed to any effort by the government to lift Western sanctions against Russia, a recent poll by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM), the country's oldest polling institution, has found.

According to the polling agency's report, over three quarters of respondents said that Russia should not push to lift sanctions, since they harm those countries which introduced them just as much as they do Russia; those countries should therefore be the ones to lift them, respondents said. Read more.

Sputnik

Russia calls UNSC meeting, warns against Saudi raid on Yemeni city

During a meeting of the UN Security Council convened by Russia, the Kremlin has warned about “grave humanitarian consequences” that would come if Saudi Arabia goes ahead with a plan to attack Yemen's western port city of Hudaydah. 

The attendants in the UNSC meeting discussed the grave humanitarian situation in Yemen and efforts toward a peaceful conclusion of the two-year-long war imposed by the Saudi regime on the Yemeni people,.. Read more.

PressTV

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Hot Air or Deadly Serious: Will Turkey Really Cancel the EU Refugee Deal?

Amid the ongoing spat between Turkey and the EU over the ban on rallies for Turkish politicians and Turkey's subsequent threat to reassess its migration agreement with the EU, Russian political analysts commented on the seriousness of the threat and the potential damage it could do to Europe.

Tensions Between EU, Turkey Chance for Ankara to 'Escape From EU Embrace' Turkey-EU tensions are running high after several European countries prevented Turkish politicians,.. Read more.

Sputnik

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March 18, 2017

Rutte moet mogelijk alsnog door het stof voor Erdogan

Nederland betreurt het dat mogelijk een fout is gemaakt bij de aanpak van twee Turkse diplomaten. Het duo is vorige week zaterdag tijdens het ongewenste bezoek van de Turkse minister van familiezaken meegenomen naar een politiebureau in Rotterdam.

Daar zijn hun diplomatieke paspoorten ingenomen. Dit bevestigen zowel Turkse als Nederlandse overheidsbronnen aan de Volkskrant. Lees meer.

Volkskrant

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Feynman en/of Feiten - Generaal Rutte - Geenstijl

Hungarian PM says EU is 'unfairly' criticizing Turkey - AA
"Free Syrian Army" jihadists statement on Turkey - Dutch fallout (video) - “War Diary” project

Israeli Air Force Strikes Targets in Syria; Assad Forces Threaten 'Direct' Retaliation

Syria deploys air defense system, fires missiles at Israel Air Force jets; Israeli missile defense system intercepts missile north of Jerusalem.

Syria and Israel engaged in the most serious incident between the two countries since the outbreak of the Syrian civil war six years ago overnight on Thursday, as Israeli Air Force planes struck several targets in Syria. Read more.

Haaretz

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- Why did the IDF employ top-tier anti-ballistic tech against Syria strike? (video) - JPost
Syria claims Israeli jet shot down after strike near Palmyra, IDF says all aircraft undamaged (video) - RT

Israeli minister threatens to destroy Syrian air defenses - RT
Foreign Ministry: Israeli aggression against Syria is flagrant defiance of Syrian sovereignty and international legitimacy - Sana

March 16, 2017

‘Wars of religion will start in Europe’ – Turkish FM

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has warned that Europe is headed for “wars of religion,” claiming Dutch politicians are taking the continent “to a cliff.” The statement comes amid a bitter dispute between the two countries.

Cavusoglu was speaking at a rally in Antalya on Thursday and gave his assessment of the parliamentary elections in the Netherlands. Read more.

RT

Israel imposes 'apartheid regime' on Palestinians: U.N. report

A U.N. agency published a report on Wednesday accusing Israel of imposing an "apartheid regime" of racial discrimination on the Palestinian people, and said it was the first time a U.N. body had clearly made the charge.

Israel's Foreign Ministry spokesman likened the report, which was published by the U.N. Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), to Der Sturmer - a Nazi propaganda publication that was strongly anti-Semitic. Read more.

Reuters

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UN agency labels Israel ‘apartheid regime’– and Israel likens organization to Nazis - Mondoweiss

- Israel slams UN report, dismisses 'apartheid regime' claim - JPost
Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid: Palestine and the Israeli Occupation, Issue No. 1 - UNESCWA

UN official resigns over Israel apartheid report (video) - Al Jazeera
Trump Administration Ousts U.N. Official to Protect Israel From Criticism - Intercept

Hezbollah Slam 'Weak' UN After 'Apartheid' Israel Report Pulled - teleSUR

VN-organisatie beschuldigt Israël van apartheidsregime - NRC
VN-rapport: “Israël is schuldig aan apartheid, boycot is morele plicht” - De Wereld Morgen

March 15, 2017

Dutch begin voting in key general elections



People in the Netherlands are casting ballots in general elections to choose members of the House of Representatives

Final polls on Tuesday put the liberal party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte in the lead, followed by the party of anti-immigrant politician Geert Wilders. The far-right leader is seen as a divisive figure due to his anti-immigration and anti-EU stance.

Analysts say even if Wilders wins in the election, the Netherlands would have a divided parliament. At the same time, the Dutch vote is seen as a test for upcoming polls elsewhere in Europe where anti-establishment sentiments have seen a rise in recent months.

PressTV

'Only man fighting for Netherlands & people, not for Brussels' Wilders-backers explain their choice



Geert Wilders is a controversial figure in the Netherlands, but support for him has been steadily growing. 

RT's Charlotte Dubenskij travelled to a Dutch town, where many locals voted for him.

RT

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March 14, 2017

California joins lawsuit challenging Trump's latest travel ban

California on Monday joined Washington and other states as a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's latest travel ban as an unconstitutional overreach, state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra said.

The lawsuit that California joined Monday says the narrower, temporary ban on travel from six majority-Muslim countries represents unconstitutional religious discrimination. Read more.

LA Times

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Syria militants reach Homs evacuation deal with government

Foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants have reached an agreement with the Syrian government for the imminent evacuation of civilians and extremists from the western Syrian city of Homs.

Provincial Governor Talal Barrazi said the militants would be allowed to leave al-Waer neighborhood in Homs, located 162 kilometers north of the capital, Damascus, under a Russia-backed deal signed on Monday. Read more.

PressTV

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March 13, 2017

‘Flirting with far-rights’: Netherlands refuses to say sorry as rift with Turkey intensifies



The Netherlands is not the only state in Europe taking a tough stance on Turkish ministers holding rallies on their soil in support of Erdogan.

Germany, Switzerland and Austria have banned gatherings at a number of locations, citing security concerns. Worsening bilateral relations could also jeopardize the migrant deal currently in place with Ankara.

RT

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Turkey bans Dutch ambassador, suspends diplomatic flights and high-level govt meetings - Deputy PM - RT

Turkish president: Netherlands will pay price (video) - PressTV
Dutch PM holds conference amid rising tensions with Turkey (video) - PressTV

France urges calm between Turkey & Europe (video) - PressTV
'Wrong flag!': Turkish protesters burn French tricolor in anti-Dutch govt demo (video) - RT

Merkel rejects Erdoğan’s latest ‘Nazi’ slur aimed at Netherlands - Hürriyet
Erdogan to Merkel: 'Why are you hiding terrorists' - Al Jazeera

NATO calls for 'mutual respect' after Turkish-Dutch row - AA
Turkey should 'reconsider' EU refugee deal - AA

- Turkey calls EU, Council of Europe to raise voice on Netherlands’ breach of rights - Hürriyet
Erdogan calls Merkel a ‘terrorist supporter,’ says Turkey will go to ECHR over Netherlands rally row (video) - RT

Hoeveel kans heeft de Turkse aanklacht tegen Nederland? (video) - NOS
Nederland-Turkije, grote principes of platte verkiezingskoorts? - De Wereld Morgen