November 22, 2017

Geharrewar over geneesmiddelen, maar zijn ze nou echt zo duur?

Linkse partijen die de farmaceutische industrie willen aanpakken, een middel tegen taaislijmziekte dat na veel geharrewar toch wordt vergoed, ziekenhuizen en zorgverzekeraars die samen medicijnen gaan inkopen om de kosten te drukken.

Er is de afgelopen tijd veel te doen over de kosten van geneesmiddelen, in het licht van de stijgende zorgkosten in het algemeen. Maar wat zijn de kosten voor medicijnen nou eigenlijk? En moeten we daar wat aan doen? Of kan dat helemaal niet? Lees meer.


- Apotheker daagt farmaceuten uit: medicijn kan miljoenen goedkoper - NOS

De Europese trojka hielp de Griekse economie naar de filistijnen

Ruim 368 miljard euro: zoveel belastinggeld is er inmiddels via diverse bail-outs in de Griekse economie gestopt. Hoe werd al dat geld besteed? Vorige week verscheen het rapport van de Europese Rekenkamer over die vraag — en de conclusies liegen er niet om.

‘Dramatisch’, ‘vernietigend’, ‘onthutsend’, ‘een zooitje’: dat waren de kwalificaties die diverse commentatoren en columnisten gaven aan de inhoud van het vorige week verschenen rapport van de Europese Rekenkamer. Het onderwerp: het optreden van de Europese Commissie in de financiële crisis in Griekenland. Lees meer.


November 21, 2017

Intl criminal court to investigate Afghanistan war crimes, CIA among suspects

The International Criminal Court's requested judicial authorization to investigate alleged war crimes committed during the war in Afghanistan.

Among the suspects may be US military as well as CIA employees. But that could prove difficult, as the US has cut all ties with the Court. RT's Sameera Khan has the story. Read more.


- ICC prosecutor seeks probe into war crimes allegations against U.S. military, CIA in Afghanistan - Washington Post
- ICC seeks investigation into US military, CIA personnel in Afghanistan war crime probe - FT

The Anti-Iran Axis Tries to 'Blackmail' Palestine

The Trump administration's threat to close the PLO mission in Washington, DC is part of a wider US-Israel-Saudi effort to assert regional dominance, says Phyllis Bennis of the Institute for Policy Studies


Johann Wolfgang von Goethe:

“A person who does not know the history of the last 3,000 years wanders in the darkness of ignorance, unable to make sense of the reality around him”


Wende - Au Suivant

November 20, 2017

The War Industry - Bleeding Out Mexico and Colombia

The military business is booming in Mexico and Colombia. Here is why...


Saakashvili leads anti-Poroshenko rally in Kiev

Former Georgian President and Odessa Governor Mikheil Saakashvili spoke to a large crowd outside the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Sunday, where he reportedly announced that he should head a new Ukrainian government.


- Saakashvili: ‘I’m ready to head government’ (paywall) - Kyiv Post
- Saakashvili announces kidnapping four Georgian citizens in Kiev - Caucasian Knot

- Ex-Georgian leader Saakashvili challenges Ukraine government - AP
- Mikheil Saakashvili - IVLP: International Visitor Leadership Program - 1999 - Wikipedia

- Waar kwam Balkenende ineens vandaan? The International Visitor Leadership Program - Zaplog

November 19, 2017

Wat wil NRC met de karaktermoord op Omtzigt? Karel van Wolferen en Leander van Splunter

Waarom komt NRC juist op dit moment met een oude en opgepoetste gebeurtenis waarbij een uitstekend functionerend kamerlid het veld moet ruimen?

Professor Karel van Wolferen gaat op zoek naar de argumenten.

Cafe Weltschmerz

Zimbabwe’s Mugabe resigning after 37 years: Official

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is resigning after nearly four decades in power, according to an official close to the talks on his departure, in an extraordinary end for the world’s oldest head of state who had vowed to rule until death.

The news came hours after the ruling party’s Central Committee on Sunday fired Mugabe as party leader and... Read more.


- 'Surprise and disbelief' as Mugabe refuses to resign - Al Jazeera

- Anti-Mugabe protests near president’s offices in full swing in Zimbabwe (video) - RT
- Zimbabwe war vets threaten to unleash crowds on Mugabe if he fails to resign (video) - PressTV 

Keystone Pipeline Leaks 210K Gallons of Oil

TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone pipeline leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil onto agricultural land in northeastern South Dakota, the company and state regulators said Thursday.


November 18, 2017

Hariri to Arrive in France Saturday to Meet Macron

Lebanese Premier Saad Hariri will arrive in France on Saturday and meet President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace, the French presidency said Thursday.

Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister during a visit to Saudi Arabia, is travelling to France at the invitation of the French government in a move that diplomats hope will ease regional tensions.


- Hariri Leaves Riyadh for Paris - Naharnet
- Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi capital for France: Lebanese TV - PressTV

- Saudi FM says Hariri free to leave ‘when he pleases’ (video) - Al Jazeera
- 'Israel shouldn't go to war with Lebanon, as we will surely win' – Lebanese FM  - RT

House of Saud: The meteoric rise of Mohammed bin Salman

November 17, 2017

“Israel to work with Saudis to confront Iran”

Zimbabwe army chief's trip to China last week raises questions on coup

General met Chinese military leaders and defence minister in Beijing on eve of move against Robert Mugabe

When one of the architects of Zimbabwe’s low-key coup landed in Beijing last week he was met by two of the most senior members of the world’s largest military force. Read more.


- Zimbabwe Coup Leader Traveled to China One Week Before Arresting Mugabe - Sputnik

- Zimbabwe: China's influence comes under scrutiny - Washington Post
- Zimbabwe military chief's China trip was normal visit, Beijing says - Reuters

- Pressure mounts on Mugabe as ruling party calls for him to step down (vieo) - France24

- Zimbabwe: bezegelde China lot van Robert Mugabe? - Elsevier
- Zit China achter de legercoup in Zimbabwe? - Trouw

November 16, 2017

‘You beat us with sticks, we’ll beat you with votes’: Catalan MP threatens Spanish MPs with handcuffs

A Spanish parliament session has once again highlighted the divide over Catalan independence.

With Catalonia's former leader in Belgium and potentially facing extradition, one Catalan MP in Madrid flirted with the idea of the Spanish prime minister being arrested for his actions against the region.


Speculaties over 'de machtige hand van Moskou' werken op de lachspieren

We moeten ons niet gek laten maken door speculaties over 'de machtige hand van Moskou'.

De angst voor politieke beïnvloeding door Rusland begint door te slaan naar hysterie. Er gaan geen 24 uur voorbij zonder urgente waarschuwingen in de media tegen de manipulatie van onze geestesgesteldheid door Moskou. Lees meer.


November 15, 2017

Germany: 150 percent rise in number of homeless since 2014

German government figures estimate the number of homeless people in the country to total around 860,000 — more than half of whom are refugees. That number is expected to rise a further 40 percent to 1.2 million by 2018.

Figures released on Tuesday by Germany's federal working group for homeless persons' assistance (BAG) point to a shrinking supply of affordable and social housing,.. Read more.


November 14, 2017

‘I can help’: Trump tries global mediation & arbitration and here’s how it goes

The US leader's again offering to help mediate the region's divisive conflicts, as he dives in to the South China Sea dispute. 

We look closer at his arbitration efforts.


November 12, 2017

Saudi easing of Yemen blockade not enough — EU, UN

Coalition shut down Yemen’s borders on Monday in response to missile attack by Houthi rebels

AFP | DUBAI - The Saudi-led coalition’s easing of its blockade on famine-threatened Yemen is “a step in the right direction” but does not go far enough, the European Union and United Nations said. Read more.

Jordan Times

- EU says partial removal of Saudi blockade not enough to help Yemenis - PressTV
- Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit defence ministry in Sana'a (video) - PressTV

‘Trying hard to be friend!’ Offended Trump says would never call Kim Jong-un ‘short & fat’

Donald Trump seems disappointed that he has so far failed to make friends with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying he would never call Kim “short & fat,” in contrast to Pyongyang, which keep calling him names.

With tensions running high over North Korea, Trump mocked his nemesis Kim, deviously calling him “short and fat,” after Pyongyang’s spokesman dubbed Trump a “dotard.” Read more.


- Trump insults 'short and fat' (and nuclear-armed) Kim Jong Un - USA Today
- Donald J. Trump: "When will all the haters and fools out there realize that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing." - Twitter

The Big Short - Trailer


November 11, 2017

Information is a Weapon in the War of Terror

In the wake of London and Manchester, politicians around the world are trying to convince the public that the free flow of information on the internet is a terror threat.

In reality, independent online media are exposing the real terrorists: the politicians and their deep state handlers who are funding, arming, aiding and enabling false flag terror.

Global Research

- Extradition of Manchester bomber's brother being processed by Libya - Guardian
- Libyan armed group refuses to extradite brother of Manchester bomber to UK -  Independent

- 'Bulkdata kunnen wel degelijk aanslagen voorkomen' (audio) - BNR

Is Israel seeking role of leader of the Sunni bloc?

Nazareth - Israel has instructed its overseas embassies to lobby their respective host countries in support of Saudi Arabia and its apparent efforts to destabilise Lebanon, a recently leaked diplomatic cable shows.

The cable appears to be the first formal confirmation of rumours that Israel and Saudi Arabia are colluding to stoke tensions in the region. Read more.

Al Jazeera

- Nasrallah says Saad Hariri resignation 'illegal' - Al Jazeera
- How Israel and Saudi Arabia Conspire to Seize Control of the Middle East - SCF

Lucis Trust President Speaks: Satan, Lucifer & the UN

Sarah McKechnie is the International President of the Lucis Trust which was founded by Alice and Foster Bailey in 1922 and orginally named the Lucifer Publishing Company, to release Alice's writings which examined the principles and secrets of the Ageless Wisdom. Out of the Trust came The Arcane School, a free correspondence program that helps to develop the spiritual consciousness of an international student body, while guiding them in the growing awareness of their soul's true purpose. Lessons are taught in eight languages and emphasizes study, meditation and service to humankind.

Today we learn about the life and times of Alice Bailey and her mentor Madame Helena Blavatsky, then McKechnie helps to clarify the so-called controversial threads of the Lucis Trust, from what inspired Bailey to name the organization after history's most famous fallen angel Lucifer; why they await the world teacher known as the Maitreya, if they take a position on population control and if the Trust's United Nations affiliated World Goodwill movement is part of a new world oder agenda for the establishinment of global governance.

Like Alice Bailey, Sarah McKechnie is taking her professional and spiritual journey thorough life with her husband Dale McKechnie who serves as the Lucis Trust Vice President.


- Lucis
- Adyar: Home of the Theosophical Society (documentary/video) - Theosophical Society

Dutch scientists close to 'breakthrough' method of growing crops in deserts

Scientists in the Netherlands say they are close to a breakthrough which will allow crops to be grown in deserts. Many say this could completely alter life on the African continent and even end hunger.

World leaders meeting at the climate talks in Germany are being urged to commit to more funding for new agricultural projects in drought-stricken parts of the world.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from the Netherlands.

Al Jazeera

November 10, 2017

Trump is Killing Our Brains with Nazi-era Chemicals


Trump takes donor's money at any cost, even when it means poisoning the U.S. masses.


- Trump’s Legacy: Damaged Brains - NY Times
- Dow Likely Greased Wheels for Chlorpyrifos, a Nerve Gas, to Remain in Food Usage - Cornucopia Institute

US will protect Niger due to uranium production ‒ news editor

The Niger government has asked the US to use armed drones to combat Islamic militants in the West Africa. Meanwhile, the US has also begun its first airstrikes against Islamic State in Somalia.

RT America’s Ashlee Banks asks Abayomi Azikiwe, editor of the Pan-African News Wire, about the growing US military presence in Africa.


- The truth about U.S. military operations in Niger - Workers World
- Uranium miner Cameco not planning more output cuts 'right now': CEO - Reuters

Huizenbezitters durven overwaarde weer te verzilveren, net als voor de crisis

Huiseigenaren verzilveren in toenemende mate de overwaarde van hun woning, blijkt uit cijfers die vandaag worden gepresenteerd. De schrik van de crisis, toen veel huizen onder water kwamen te staan, lijkt uit de benen.

Steeds meer huiseigenaren steken zich dieper in de schulden om hun huis te verbouwen. De bedragen die zij lenen voor een nieuwe keuken, badkamer of dakkapel worden bovendien hoger. Lees meer.


- Hebben we dan niets geleerd van de kredietcrisis? Situatie vandaag lijkt op die van 2007 - Volkskrant
- The Big Short - Trailer (video) - Trailer

Greece’s hemp industry experiencing rebirth

Early in the morning on the Mantineia plateau, the air is chilly. Even in summer, the temperature drops considerably during the night despite climbing above 30 Celsius during the day. “Big swings in temperature aid the production of resin in cannabis plants,” Argyris Mountzouris told us as he laid out a large cloth on the ground upon which to collect the plants.

With a magnifying glass, he showed us the tiny trichomes on a flower that produce cannabidiol (CBD) oil, a major nonpsychoactive component of Cannabis sativa with anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic properties. Read more.


Thousands protest in Athens for higher minimum wage

‘We are here to show them that we will not accept any more austerity measures,’ says one demonstrator

Athens - Around 3,000 protesters took to the streets of Athens Thursday to demand a hike in the minimum wage. Read more.


- Dijsselbloem wants review progress - eKathimerini
- Duizenden Grieken protesteren tegen nieuwe bezuinigingen in Athene (video) - NU

NATO reveals plans for 2 new headquaters

In a move likely to irk Russia, NATO has backed plans for two new military headquarters in Europe.

The move represents the biggest expansion in decades for the Western military alliance. NATO says its members hope the military headquarters will boost the organization’s deterrence against Russia in the event of a conflict. According to western diplomats, Germany is eager to host one of the NATO headquarters.

Moscow has time and again condemned moves by the alliance to expand in Europe, saying such attempts aim to encircle Russia. The Kremlin has responded by holding large military exercises on its western borders and boosting its military capabilities.


- US Senate & House agree $700 billion budget for Pentagon (video) - PressTV
- House, Senate negotiators agree on $700 billion for Pentagon - Washington Post

WikiLeaks: CIA wrote code 'to impersonate' Russia’s Kaspersky Lab anti-virus company

WikiLeaks claims the CIA's created a computer programme that impersonates the software of the Russian anti-virus company, Kaspersky Lab. Read more.


- Vault 8: Hive - Wikileaks
- Kaspersky Lab Confirms Software Firm’s Certificates Were Forged - Sputnik

- Does Hive malware point to a CIA false flag? (video) - RT

November 9, 2017

Opinie: Ordinaire gegraai koninklijke families zorgt dat hun functie als symbool voor een natie totaal ongeloofwaardig is

Na het lezen over de meer dan honderd woningen die prins Bernhard jr. heeft in Amsterdam, voelde ik net als veel stadgenoten woede opkomen. De huizenmarkt in Amsterdam is verpest en de happy few profiteren van de schaarste op de markt.

Reinout Oerlemans stond ook op die lijst, maar dat deed me niks. Waarom zorgt de verrijking van de prins voor zo een groot gevoel van onbehagen? Lees meer.


Bangladesh to offer sterilisation to Rohingya in refugee camps

Family planning authorities have asked the government to launch vasectomies and tubectomies for women in Cox’s Bazar, where 1m refugees fight for space

Bangladesh is planning to introduce voluntary sterilisation in its overcrowded Rohingya camps, where nearly a million refugees are fighting for space, after efforts to encourage birth control failed. Read more.


- Over 600,000 fled Myanmar since late August (video) - PressTV

Syria's liberation: Army recaptures last major ISIS stronghold

The Syrian army and its allies, including the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, say they've liberated the last major ISIL stronghold in Syria - the town of Al Bukamal.

The town is on the border with Iraq, and was the terrorists' last major bastion after they were driven from the city of Deir ez-Zor. Read more.


- ‘Foiling Zionist-American Projects’ and ‘Defending’ Sovereignty, Syria Declares Victory Against IS Group - teleSUR

- US Army Continues Heliborne Operation to Take ISIL Commanders Away from Deir Ezzur - Fars

There is NO life after death: Scientist insists afterlife is IMPOSSIBLE

THERE is NO life after death, according to one well respected physicist who claims humanity has to abandon all fanciful beliefs and focus on what the laws of the universe dictate.

Sean Carroll, a cosmologist and physics professor at the California Institute of Technology, believes he has put the debate surrounding the afterlife to bed after extensively studying the laws of physics. Read more.


Het uitgebreide interview met Vrijmetselaar Paul Marselje


- Vrijmetselaren, een geheim ontsluierd (video) - Orde van Vrijmetselaren

While Everyone Was Busy Being Distracted by Texas...

What a Priti! UK minister may lose job because of secret talks with Israeli officials

Speculation's rife that the UK minister for international development, Priti Patel, is about to get sacked after it came to light she held unofficial meetings with key Israeli officials during a holiday.

If confirmed, she would become the second minister to go in just a matter of days. RT's London correspondent Anastasia Churkina reports.


- British aid minister resigns over undisclosed meetings in Israel - JPost
- Priti Patel, U.K. Foreign Aid Minister, Resigns Over Secret Meetings in Israel - NY Times

- What did Israel hope to gain from Priti Patel's secret meetings? - Guardian

'Grote bedrijven zetten onderhandelaars kabinet onder druk'

De onderhandelaars van VVD, CDA, D66 en CU zeggen dat zij hebben besloten de dividendbelasting te schrappen op aandringen van vier grote internationale bedrijven. Die zeiden dat dat zwaar zou meewegen bij hun besluit om in Nederland te blijven.

Volgens de onderhandelaars gaat het om Shell, AkzoNobel, Unilever en Philips. Lees meer + video.


- Plan van dividend gekraakt - Telegraaf
- Zwichtte Rutte III nu voor chantage of niet? - NRC

- 'Hoe onafhankelijk ben je als land als je keuze beperkt is tot het meestappen in de logica van multinationals?' - Knack

Endspiel in Syrië: de race om Deir ez-Zor (3)

Dus toch Saudi Arabië en Israël to the rescue. Nu de militaire rol van ISIS in Syrië en Irak is uitgespeeld, de Amerikanen, Koerden en SDF (waar waarschijnlijk eenheiden van ISIS in zijn opgegaan)(zie deel II, dat nog gepubliceerd moet worden.

Dit is een rush-release) niet in staat zijn om aansluiting tussen het Syrische Nationale Leger en het Irakese leger aan de Syrisch-Irakese grens te verhinderen en de mislukte „gok“ van de Irakese Koerdenleider Talibani om over een onafhankelijk Irakees Koerdistan door de bevolking te laten afstemmen (om vervolgens de controle over op ISIS veroverde olierijke gebieden (Kirkut) aan de nationale regering te verliezen), is het voorlopig onmogelijk om de zogenaamde sjiitische „halve maan“ (Iran-Irak-Syrië-Libanon) te doorbreken. Lees meer.


- Endspiel in Syrië: de race om Deir ez-Zor (1) - Donkerdoorn

Inside story of Saudi night of long knives - Pepe Escobar on detained royals

11 princes, 4 ministers and many ex-ministers were detained by the Saudi anti-corruption body.

The US president's expressed his approval for the controversial move - despite the fact one of his former business partners was reportedly among those detained.

Independent geopolitical analyst Pepe Escobar joins RT to discuss this issue.


November 8, 2017

UK sales of bombs and missiles to Saudi Arabia increase by almost 500% since start of Yemen war

Campaigners say ‘mountain of evidence’ shows British-made weapons being used to commit war crimes 

The number of British-made bombs and missiles sold to Saudi Arabia since the start of its bloody campaign in Yemen has risen by almost 500 per cent, The Independent can reveal. Read more.


South Korean villagers contest THAAD deployment

November 7, 2017

Paradise Papers: New offshore leaks mention Queen Elizabeth, Trump govt & Putin’s ‘inner circle’

There are plenty of excuses and embarrassment swirling among some of the world's wealthiest people and companies in the wake of the leaking of a massive trove of financial files.

The 'Paradise Papers' have exposed where the richest are hiding their money and swerving around the tax system.


Hebben we dan niets geleerd van de kredietcrisis? Situatie vandaag lijkt op die van 2007

Direct na een crisis likt iedereen zijn wonden, maar niet voor lang

Nee, een kredietcrisis zoals die van tien jaar geleden zouden we nooit meer krijgen. Want we hebben ons lesje geleerd en maatregelen genomen. En toch zijn er volop signalen dat de geschiedenis zich aan het herhalen is. 

1. Er worden weer volop riskante leningen verstrekt
Aan de andere kant van de oceaan verstrekken banken weer uiterst riskante leningen aan bedrijven en huishoudens die deze schulden helemaal niet kunnen dragen. De gevolgen blijven niet uit. Lees meer.


- Global Debt Hits A New Record High Of $217 Trillion; 327% Of GDP - ZeroHedge
- Emerging market borrowing spree lifts global debt to record $217 trillion -IIF - Reuters

- US debt surpasses historic $20 trillion (video) - RT
-The US government just passed $20 trillion in debt for the first time ever - Business Insider

- The U.S. is now over $20 trillion in debt — here’s how it got there - MarketWatch

Spain vows to prosecute Catalonia's ex-leader

Saudi minister: Lebanese government ‘declaring war’ on Saudi Arabia

Saudi minister of Gulf affairs, Thamer al-Sabhan, said on Monday that Lebanon had declared war against Saudi Arabia because of what he described as aggression against the Kingdom by the Iran-backed group Hezbollah.

“We will treat the government of Lebanon as a government declaring war on Saudi Arabia due to the aggression of Hezbollah,” he said in response to the recent decisions taken by the Lebanese government. Read more.

Al Arabiya

- Sayyed Nasrallah: Hariri’s Resignation a Saudi Decision, Violates Lebanon Sovereignty - Al-Manar
- Saudi Arabia says Hezbollah actions show it has declared war against kingdom - PressTV

- Saudi Puts Ansarulah Officials on ‘Terror’ List, Offers Bounty for Information on Them - Al-Manar

- Mashnouq Has 'Impression' Hariri Will Return, Lauds Aoun's 'Wisdom - Naharnet
- Rifi: Aoun Failure to Set Date for Parliamentary Consultations a Constitutional Violation - Naharnet
- President Aoun Won’t Take Any Decision before Meeting Hariri: Minister - Al-Manar

Honest Government Advert: War on Satire

The Australien Government just released this ad about how it doesn't like us satirically impersonating the Australian Government, and it's surprisingly honest and informative.

Juice Media

Mural of Trump Kissing Netanyahu in Bethlehem Vandalized

Australian street artist Lushsux painted a mural on the separation wall in Bethlehem, Israel, depicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump going in for a smooch - and it was daubed over with pink paint within 24 hours.

Originally completed the night of October 28, the artist told Reuters, “the wall is a message in itself. I don’t need to write ‘Free Palestine’ or something like that, something really direct … that people will ignore.” Read more + photo.


- Graffiti In Bethlehem Shows Donald Trump Kissing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - India Times
- Bethlehem graffiti lampoons Trump embrace of Israeli wall - Reuters

November 6, 2017

What are the Paradise Papers?

A massive leak of more than 13m files reveals the hidden wealth of some of the world’s richest people including sports stars, celebrities and heads of state.

The Paradise Papers show how complex schemes set up in offshore islands can help the super-rich avoid billions in tax. Read more.


- Paradise papers: special investigation - Guardian
- Paradise Papers: Tax haven secrets of ultra-rich exposed (video) - BBC

- Paradise Papers - Colombian President Deep in the Swamp (video) - teleSUR
- Paradise Papers: rijke Europeanen sluizen 120 miljard aan belastinggeld weg - Gelderlander

A Walk To Beautiful

The film tells the personal stories of rural women who make their way to Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, seeking treatment for obstetric fistula, a life-shattering complication of childbirth. Filmed in a starkly beautiful landscape, the documentary juxtaposes the isolated lives of village women who are outcasts because of their medical condition, with the faraway hospital that offers a miracle after a long and arduous trek—a “walk to beautiful.”

Rejected by their husbands and ostracized by their communities, these women are left to spend the rest of their lives in loneliness and shame. Instead they make the long and arduous journey to Fistula Hospital in Addis Abba where they reclaim their lost dignity. The trials they endure–and their attempts to rebuild their lives–tell a universal story of hope, courage, and transformation.

Real Stories

November 5, 2017

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri announces surprise resignation over 'assassination plot'

'I have sensed what is being plotted covertly to target my life,' says leader

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has resigned during a trip to Saudi Arabia in a surprise move that plunged the country into uncertainty amid heightened regional tensions. Read more.


- Assassination attempt on Hariri thwarted a ‘couple of days ago’ - Al Arabiya
- Lebanon PM Resigns, Bringing Saudi-Iran Proxy Conflict to the Fore - Bloomberg

- Hezbollah denounces 'Saudi imposed' Hariri resignation - Al Jazeera
- Lebanese PM Hariri resignation might be a Saudi plot to destabilize Lebanon (video) - PressTV

- De Libanese soap: waarom de premier uit angst voor liquidatie opstapt - NOS
- Premier Libanon treedt af uit vrees voor aanslag - NRC

Spanish Prosecutor issues European arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont

The Belgian prosecutor has already received the warrant for deposed Catalan president and ministers currently in Brussels

National Court Judge Carmen Lamela has issued a European arrest warrant for the for deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and his four dismissed ministers in Belgium. Read more.

Catalan News

- High Court issues international arrest warrant for former Catalan premier - El País
- Spanish Prosecutor issues European arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont - Catalan News

- Federaal parket schuift zaak-Puigdemont door naar Brussels parket - HLN

November 4, 2017

Serbian foreign minister rejects U.S. call to choose between Russia and the West

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia wants to maintain its delicate balancing act between Russia and the West, its foreign minister said on Thursday, dismissing U.S. calls for it to pick a side.

The largest of the states to emerge from the collapse of Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Orthodox Christian and Slavic Serbia has natural affinity with Moscow, but it is keen to join the European Union. Read more.


- Moscow-Washington dialogue to continue in Serbia - InSerbia

- Belgrade slams Ukrainian ambassador's "scandalous" interview - b92
- Russia ‘Using Serbia to Destroy Europe’, Ukraine Ambassador - Balkan Insight

November 3, 2017

'Justice not fascism': Protesters denounce Madrid’s jailing of Catalan MPs

Eight former Catalan cabinet members have been jailed, without bail, by a Spanish Court.

It all comes after Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence, which was blocked by Madrid. Protesters have come out on the streets of Barcelona to show their support for them. Read more.


- Judge sends eight former members of Catalan government into custody - El País
- Widespread outcry in Catalonia in the hours following the imprisonments - Catalan News

- Sacked Catalan leader attacks “runaway fury” of the Spanish state - El País

Gorillaz - O Green World

Gorillaz - Dare

November 2, 2017

Palestine calls on UK to apologize for Balfour Declaration

The Palestinian government has renewed calls on the UK to apologize for the 1917 Balfour Declaration which triggered the creation of the Israeli regime decades later. 

The Palestinian Authority issued a statement on the 100th anniversary of the controversial declaration, saying the British government must also recognize the state of Palestine. The PA also said Britain bears responsibility for the implications of the Balfour Declaration and must compensate for the disasters that have plagued the Palestinians since the declaration.

A century ago on November 2, then-British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour proclaimed Britain’s support for the formation of Israel on Palestinian land. British officials say they’re proud of the declaration and would not apologize for it.


- Gazans march against Balfour Declaration on 100th anniversary (video) - PressTV
- PM Netanyahu and British PM May at Balfour Declaration Centenary Event (video) - IsraeliPM

- The Balfour Declaration: How 67 Words Shaped the Middle East (video) - TRNN
- Watch: A shame world never forgets (video) - PressTV

Watch: A shame world never forgets

Britain to be remembered in history for role in plight of Palestinians through Balfour move.


The Balfour Declaration: How 67 Words Shaped the Middle East

One hundred years after the Balfour Declaration, Britain's colonial legacy endures, says TRNN's Shir Heve


- PM Netanyahu and British PM May at Balfour Declaration Centenary Event (video) - IsraeliPM

How Israel Cashes in on The Oppression of Palestinian

November 1, 2017

'Amateurish': Russia slams UN-OPCW report on Syria chemical attack

Russia has hit out at a report by the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, which blames the Syrian government for a chemical attack, in April. Moscow has slammed the document as amateurish, and based on assumptions.

The report was produced jointly by the chemical weapons watchdog, and the UN. Read more.


- Why UN-OPCW experts never visited site of sarin gas attack in Syria? Russia challenges new report (video) - RT
- Syria Travel Warning -
"Tactics of ISIS, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, and other violent extremist groups include the use of suicide bombers, kidnapping, small and heavy arms, improvised explosive devices, and chemical weapons."

Most People Don't Even Realize What's Coming

Will you get lost in the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Most people I asked don't even know what that is, but it's happening all around us right now. This system is about technological evolution... evolving us.

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