December 9, 2018

Why America? Mass Shootings & White Nationalism Share Roots



Since October 2017, America experienced three of the deadliest mass shootings in modern history. This epidemic coincides with a frightening resurgence of white nationalism. Sometimes the two trends overlap.

But why here? Both phenomena can be explained by a common historical thread—to unravel it Abby Martin sits down with indigenous scholar Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz to discuss her latest book “Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment”.

teleSUR

Bye-bye dollar: India & UAE agree to trade in local currencies

New Delhi and Abu Dhabi have inked a currency swap agreement to boost trade and investment without involvement of a third currency like the US dollar.

The swap is for an amount of two billion UAE dirham or 35 billion Indian rupees (US$495 million), according to the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Read more.

RT

India set to ban use of “last hope” antibiotic to fatten livestock after Bureau story

The Indian government is set to ban the “last hope” antibiotic colistin from being used to make livestock grow faster, in an effort to tackle the rise of superbugs.

Colistin has been used for years on farm animals despite being one of the most important drugs in human medicine. It is known as the “last resort” drug as it is given to patients seriously ill with infections which have become resistant to most other antibiotics. Read more.

TBIJ

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Dangerous new superbug confirmed in India as antibiotic resistance spreads - Telegraph

Shell Oil Executive Boasts That His Company Influenced the Paris Agreement

SHELL OIL HELPED write the Paris climate agreement, according to a top Royal Dutch Shell executive. They’re also the world’s ninth-largest producer of greenhouse gas emissions.

The executive, Shell’s Chief Climate Change Adviser David Hone, made his comments at the international climate change conference COP 24 on Friday. Hone was candid about just how much of a hand his company — through their involvement with the International Emissions Trading Association — had in writing the Paris agreement. Read more.

Intercept

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December 4, 2018

Parts Unknown: Bhutan by Late Anthony



Documentary by Late Anthony Borden Zero Point Zero - CNN

December 3, 2018

Pakistan's New PM Imran Khan Seeks Historic Peace Deal with India, After Decades of Conflict



Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan is trying to reach a historic peace deal with rival India, opening a border crossing for Sikh pilgrims.

Journalist Munizae Jahangir says this is the first time in years that civilian and military leadership are on the same page, but Delhi’s 2019 election could derail the efforts

TRNN

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Israel’s opposition urges Benjamin Netanyahu to resign amid bribery charges

Israel’s opposition leader has called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to step down after the Israeli police recommended indicting him and his wife, Sara, for bribery and other corruption charges.

Tzipi Livni, the leader of the opposition in the Knesset, made the comment in a Twitter post on Sunday. Read more.

PressTV

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Israeli Opposition Calls on Netanyahu to Resign After Police Recommend Bribery Charges - Haaretz
- 'Witch Hunt': Netanyahu Blasts 'Tainted' Investigation After Police Recommend Bribery Charges - Haaretz

- Netanyahu: Polici reconmmendations to indict me are 'nothing' - JPost
‘What a Hanukkah gift’: Bitter PM slams police call to charge him with bribery - Times of Israel

Fatah: Hamas is not a terrorist group

Fatah, he said, was prepared to lay aside its differences with Hamas in order to reject the resolution against the terrorist group that has been ruling the Gaza Strip since 2007.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s ruling Fatah faction is opposed to an American proposal to condemn Hamas at the United Nations General Assembly, Osama Qawassmeh, a spokesman for the group, said on Sunday. Read more.

JPost

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Moscow hosts Fatah, Hamas members amid Palestinian unity efforts - JPost
Hamas Leader Says He Has Been Invited to Moscow - NY Times

How Israel helped create Hamas - Washington Post
Blowback: How Israel Went From Helping Create Hamas to Bombing It - Intercept

Microsoft vows to hand over all its technologies to ‘ethical & honorable’ US military

As big tech in the US faces increased opposition from its own employees over Pentagon contracts, the head of Microsoft Corporation appears to have decided to throw his weight behind the US military and to offer them full support.

Microsoft is “going to provide the US military with access to the best technology ... all the technology we create. Full stop,” Brad Smith, the president of the tech giant, said at the Reagan National Defense Forum, held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. Read more.

RT

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Microsoft Will Give US Military Access to 'All the Technology We Create' - Military.com
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Microsoft vows to hand over all its technologies to ‘ethical & honorable’ US military (video) - Anon News Feeds

November 30, 2018

Bad publicity? Cohen? Russiagate? Many reasons Trump canceled Putin meeting, but Ukraine isn’t one

US President Donald Trump cited the recent incident in the Kerch Strait when canceling the meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Experts who spoke with RT doubt that this is the real reason behind the last-minute move.

Officially, Trump called off the meeting because “the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia,” he tweeted on Thursday, referring to the three vessels seized by the Russian coast guard while attempting to pass from the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov through Russian waters. Read more + video.

RT

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Senate vote on Yemen rebukes Trump administration's pro-Saudi stance

Senators allow floor vote on cutting US military aid for war. Mattis and Pompeo fail to dampen unease about US-Saudi ties. 

The Senate has delivered a significant rebuke to the Trump administration by defying the advice of its top officials and advancing a measure that would cut US military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. Read more.

Guardian

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Lobbyists have paid five of the Senators who shot down Yemen bill - Al Jazeera

Senate votes to end Saudi support in Yemen over Jamal Khashoggi murder  - Telegraph
Senate Vote on Yemen: An Embarrassment to Trump, a Blow to Saudi Arabia (paywall) - Haaretz

The WWI Conspiracy - Part Two: The American Front



Difficult as it had been for the Round Table to maneuver the British Empire into the war with Germany, it would be that much harder for their American fellow travelers to coax the United States out of its neutrality and into World War One. 

The cabal was going to have to leverage its control of the press and key governmental positions to begin to shape public perception and instill pro-war sentiment. And once again, the full resources of these motivated co-conspirators were brought to bear on the task.

Join The Corbett Report for Part Two of The WWI Conspiracy. Read more + part 1.

Corbett Report

November 29, 2018

‘Shell betaalt in Nederland geen winstbelasting’

Shell betaalt volgens ingewijden al jaren geen winstbelasting in Nederland. Een vertrouwelijk intern document van het ministerie van financiƫn ondersteunt dat.

Het bedrijf verdient miljarden op Nederlandse bodem, maar door gebruik te maken van legale aftrekposten weet het bedrijf volgens bronnen van Trouw de winstbelasting telkens op nul uit te laten komen. Shell ontkent dat. Lees meer.

Trouw

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Khashoggi killing was ‘brutal & foolish’… but we can help you with publicity, hints US think tank



A think-tank that advises Facebook is offering its help to Saudi Arabia, in handling the fallout caused by the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Read more.

RT

November 27, 2018

Jared Kushner pushed to inflate Saudi arms deal to $110 billion: Sources

President Donald Trump's reluctance to hold Saudi leadership accountable for the brutal murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi stemmed from a partly aspirational $110 billion arms deal between the U.S. and Saudia Arabia that was inflated at the direction of Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, according to two U.S. officials and three former White House officials.

Kushner, in a bid to symbolically solidify the new alliance between the Trump administration and Saudi Arabia while claiming a victory on the president's first foreign trip to Riyadh,.. Read more + video.

ABC

France, Germany may host payment channel aimed at bypassing US bans on Iran

France and Germany will likely host the Special Vehicle Purpose (SPV), a special payment channel created by Europe as part of its efforts to keep trade flowing with Iran in defiance of US sanctions, senior diplomats told the Wall Street Journal.

The Monday report said the governments participating in the payment channel will directly manage the company (mechanism) in order to prevent the US from putting direct sanctions on it. Read more.

PressTV

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How India Cooks Lunch for 50,000 People for FREE! The MIRACLE in Punjab, India



The Golden Temple is a Gurdwara, a place of worship for Sikhs, located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. The Golden Temple is the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism and considered to be spiritually the most significant shrine in Sikhism. Along with being a central religious place for Sikhs, it is a symbol of human brotherhood and equality, as people from all faiths, as well as those who do not profess any faith, are welcomed.

The Golden Temple is home to a Langar, a community-run free kitchen and dining hall where food is served around the clock to all visitors, regardless of faith, gender, nationality or economic background. There are thousands of Sikh volunteers cooking and serving the food as well as cleaning after visitors finish eating. Each day, thousands of people from varied backgrounds come to The Golden Temple, sit on the floor and eat together as equals. All of the food served is vegetarian.

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