May 31, 2016

Jamala ‘Won’ Singing Paean to Tatar SS Nazis

I don’t want to discuss the musical merits of who should have won the recent Eurovision amateur song contest in Stockholm. It’s brazenly clear that the Ukrainian ethnic Tatar Jamala won in a rigged contest to make a political intervention. As she subsequently openly admitted, it was between the actions of Stalin in World War II against Crimean Tatars and the actions of Moscow in 2014 in Crimea. The song of Jamala was blatantly political and by Eurovision rules ought to be grounds to strip her of the title regardless of her singing talent or lack of same. What is conspicuously absent from Western media coverage in what is seen by many as a blatant politicization of the music festival is who those 1944 Crimean Tatars were fighting in the mourning song of Jamala.

The answer may surprise some. Jamala’s song, 1944, mourns the hardship suffered by Crimean Tatar Muslims who were deported in the thousands by Stalin to Central Asia. Read more.


May 29, 2016

Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions

Exposure to radio-frequency radiation linked to tumor formation in rats

Federal scientists released partial findings Friday from a $25-million animal study that tested the possibility of links between cancer and chronic exposure to the type of radiation emitted from cell phones and wireless devices. Read more.

Scientific American

Outrage as Dutch authorities give up to €10k to refugees to ‘go shopping’

Some Dutch residents are outraged after finding out that a few cities have been offering as much as €10,000 to refugees to buy furniture and other necessities, local media reported.

Asylum seekers who get allocated to certain towns in the Netherlands may get as much as €10,000 to buy furniture for their homes, according to research carried out by the daily Brabants Dagblad (BD). Read more.


Vluchtelingen in Oisterwijk krijgen 10.000 euro shoptegoed (kaart) - BD

Netherlands rejects request to ban boycott of Israel

Netherlands has rejected calls by Israel to declare illegal a growing international campaign that calls for the boycott of Israeli products.

Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said on Thursday the Dutch government has explained to Tel Aviv that people joining the campaign was an issue of free speech, to which the Dutch people are entitled. Read more.


In huge blow to Israel, Netherlands declares BDS ‘free speech’ - JPost
- Dutch Foreign Minister: Calls to Boycott Israel Protected Free Speech by the Constitution - Haaretz

Koenders: actie voor Israël-boycot in supermarkt mag gewoon - Elsevier
Minister Koenders: boycot Israël valt onder vrijheid van meningsuiting - Krapuul

May 28, 2016

Rising up Against Empire: Jeremy Scahill and the Easter Rising

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill talks about the secrets he’s learned about our government’s assassination programs, and how our military policies are leading to more oppression at home as well.

Jeremy Scahill is an award-winning investigative journalist and a founding editor of The Intercept. He is the author Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield, and a producer of the film Dirty Wars, which was nominated for an academy award for best documentary. His newest book, co-written with the staff of The Intercept, is The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program.

Then, Laura visits Ireland for the anniversary of a one hundred year old rising against empire, and her commentary looks at the undeserved power of hedge fund managers.

Laura Flanders

Exposing the Dirty War on Syria

Today we talk to Dr. Tim Anderson of the University of Sydney about his new book, “The Dirty War on Syria: Washington, Regime Change and Resistance.” 

From the Houla hoax to the chemical weapons false flag, Dr. Anderson rips the mask from the lies that have clouded the mainstream narrative of the Syrian war. Read more.

Corbett Report

‘Flow of trucks carrying weapons and ammunition from Turkey continues’ – Russian military

Terrorist group Al-Nusra Front is receiving daily arms shipments across the border from Turkey, the Russian General Staff says.

The Al-Qaeda offshoot used the truce between government forces and moderate rebels in Syria to regroup and renew hostilities.


May 26, 2016

Russia killed 28,000 militants in Syria, third of all ISIS forces – Russian deputy security chief

Since Moscow started its air operation in Syria on September 30 last year, the Russian Air Force has eliminated over a third of Islamic State fighters in the country, the deputy head of Russia’s top security body revealed.

“We estimate that at the beginning of our operation Al-Nusra Front and Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] possessed about 80,000 fighters,.. Read more.


May 25, 2016

Rebel chief linked to Al-Qaeda & ISIS freely visits US, State Dept says it ‘didn’t know’

A Syrian militant group chief shielded from the UN terror list by the US despite its links to ISIS and Al-Qaeda reportedly had no trouble entering Washington on a European passport. 

The State Department refused to speak on “visa records.”


Syrian rebel whose group is linked to al Qaida visited U.S. - McClatchy

Saudi Press Just Accuses US Govt Of Carrying Out 9/11 Attacks

The Saudi press has been in a frenzy since the unanimous Senate vote to allow for the House of Saud to be held liable in U.S. federal court for the 9/11 attacks.

In response to the U.S. Senate’s unanimous vote to allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia in federal court, a report published in the London-based Al-Hayat daily, by Saudi legal expert Katib al-Shammari, claims that the U.S. masterminded the terror attacks as a means of creating a nebulous “enemy” in order garner public support for a global war on terror. Read more.


Saudi Press: U.S. Blew Up World Trade Center To Create ‘War On Terror’ - Breitbart
Saudi Government Daily 'Okaz': Senate's Passage Of Bill Allowing To Sue Saudi Arabia For September 11 Attacks Will 'Open Gates Of Hell' For U.S. - Memri

Former 9/11 commission member calls for release of 28 pages in report - CNN
Sneaky Schumer added loophole to halt 9/11 Saudi suits - NY Post

May 24, 2016

Belgian police clash with anti-austerity protesters at 60,000-strong rally in Brussels

Belgian riot police deployed water cannons to disperse a major anti-austerity demonstration attended by tens of thousands of people in central Brussels. At least two policemen and several protesters have been injured.

Brussels’ main commissioner Pierre Vandersmissen was among the injured along with another policeman, local media reports citing Brussels police department. Read more + video.


Saudi-led coalition drops banned UK-made cluster bombs on Yemen - Amnesty Intl

Banned UK-manufactured cluster bombs have been found in a Yemeni village targeted in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, leading to calls for the UK to come clean on its weapon sales and military support to Saudi Arabia.


Saudi Arabia-led coalition has used UK-manufactured cluster bombs in Yemen - new evidence - Amnesty International

May 23, 2016

The Financial Invasion of Greece

Economist Michael Hudson says IMF's concern about Greek debt is bogus, this is full scale financial war, forcing Greece give up ports, pensions, properties and much more


May 22, 2016

Congres: Dwarsdenken: Rusland en het westen

In Utrecht werd vandaag door Emprique een congres over Rusland en het westen georganiseerd en er waren een viertal interessante sprekers uitgenodigd. Drs. Marie-Thérèse ter Haar van dit Instituut liet aan het begin weten, dat deze middag was bedoeld om eens anders te kijken naar de relatie tussen Rusland en het westen, dan enkel met de westerse bril.

Prof. Karel van Wolferen ging uitvoerig in op het geopolitieke vraagstuk, uitte zijn zorgen over de opgelopen spanningen, de opbouw van militarisme en de openlijke anti-Russische en anti-Poetin houding in het Westen. Lees meer.

Vrije Tribune

- Rechtszaak #MH17 lijkt onhaalbaar. Haakt nu ook Maleisië af bij het JIT? Lezing. - Joost Niemoller

Gen. Joseph Votel, CNN Visit Northern Syria To Meet With US Special Operations Forces

The commanding general of U.S. Central Command (Centcom) visited northern Syria for several hours to meet with U.S. special operations forces that are training local forces in the fight against the Islamic State group (aka ISIS or ISIL). CNN was the sole TV news crew accompanying U.S. Army Gen. Joseph Votel on the trip and reported the event Saturday.

The secret visit was tucked into a larger tour of the region. Read more.


May 21, 2016

Sanatan Dharma (Hinduism): Most Scientifically proven Religion

Ben Harper - Better Way

The Occupation of the American Mind - RAI with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

Part 1-3

On Reality Asserts Itself with Paul Jay, legendary musician Roger Waters and Sut Jhally discuss their new film about the Israeli public relations campaign to influence U.S. public opinion. More video.


The Occupation of the American Mind (video) - Trailer

Barak blasts 'fascist' government following Ya'alon resignation

Former Defense Minister says the government is "showing signs of fascism", warns against Liberman being appointed Defense Minister.

Former Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Friday blasted the government as “fascist” following the resignation of Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, as a result of MK Avigdor Liberman taking his post as part of his coalition agreement with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Read more.

Arutz Sheva

Israeli Defense Minister Resigns Over Clash with Netanyahu - Israel Herald
'Netanyahu-Liberman government shows signs of fascism,' Ehud Barak says - JPost

Benjamin Netanyahu Seeks Ultranationalists for Coalition in Israel - NY Times
Liberman accepts Netanyahu offer to be defense minister; Ya'alon out - JPost

May 20, 2016

Smoke bombs & Firecrackers: Ukrainian nationalists protest Donbass elections

Thousands of nationalists are protesting in front of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev

The demonstrators are threatening to oust Ukrainian MPs and Petro Poroshenko’s administration if Kiev allows elections in Donbass.


Azov Battalion protests against Donbas elections (video) - Kyiv Post

EU delays vote on weed-killer glyphosate licence amid cancer row

The European Union on Thursday delayed a vote on renewing sales approval for the pesticide glyphosate, used in Monsanto's weed-killer Roundup, amid a transatlantic row over whether it may cause cancer.

Experts from the EU's 28 nations had been due to vote on a proposal, seen by Reuters, to extend by nine years licensing of the herbicide, widely used by farmers and gardeners. Read more.


EU-lidstaten raken het weer niet eens over vergunning onkruidverdelger glyfosaat - DM

'Onkruidverdelger glyfosaat niet kankerverwekkend' - NOS
Monsanto schrijft de EU-aanbeveling over glyfosaat - MO

Groenen meten glyfosaat in urine Europarlementariërs - Foodlog

Americans must know ‘shocking’ details of 9/11 report classified pages – congressmen

The 28 classified pages from a congressional report on 9/11 contain many details on who supported the attackers, but “nothing about national security,” members of Congress from both parties say as they urge President Barack Obama to release the pages.


Classified 28 pages of 9/11 report are the 'smoking gun' which link al-Qaeda attack with top levels of the Saudi Government, says former chairman of Senate Select Committee on Intelligence - Daily Mail

Memos on Alleged Saudi-Affiliated Support of the 9/11 Attacks - NY Times
We Found a Preview of the 28 Redacted Pages — and It’s a 9/11 Game-Changer - AntiMedia

May 19, 2016

US ‘track record’ in Brazil comes to fore as Temer’s ally visits Washington

Brazil's left-wing government is the latest in Latin America to suffer a setback recently

RT's Gayane Chichakyan reports on what's behind the political turbulence in the region.


- Dilma Rousseff: Old Brazilian oligarchy behind ‘coup’ (video) - RT
Thousands Protest Against Impeachment Against Rousseff (video) - teleSUR

Brazilian Students Protest Against Cuts to Education (video) - teleSUR
Indigenous Brazilians Protest the Coup-imposed Government of Michel Temer (video) - teleSUR

The Important Geopolitical News That You're Not Being Told

In this video Luke Rudkowski gives you a full geopolitical breakdown of the latest news happening in the world right now and the propaganda told to the American people.

We go over the news that is being censored and paint a picture that people need to understand in order to fully know exactly whats happening in the world. More sources.


Artsen tegen ziekmakende stoffen in hulpmiddelen

In Nederlandse ziekenhuizen worden volop medische hulpmiddelen gebruikt die stoffen bevatten die tal van medische problemen kunnen veroorzaken. Het gaat daarbij onder meer om de hormoonverstorende stoffen bisfenol en ftalaten, waaraan patiënten worden blootgesteld via bijvoorbeeld infusen, beademings- en dialyseapparatuur.

In een artikel dat deze week verschijnt in Medisch Contact pleiten onder meer een... Lees meer.

Medisch Contact

Artsen waarschuwen voor ongezond plastic in ziekenhuizen - NOS
Help hormoonverstorende stoffen de wereld uit (paywall) - Medisch Contact

May 18, 2016

U.S. debt dump deepens in 2016

Central banks are dumping America's debt at a record pace

China, Russia and Brazil sold off U.S. Treasury bonds as they tried to soften the blow of the global economic slowdown. They each sold off at least $1 billion in U.S. Treasury bonds in March. Read more.


May 17, 2016

French cities hit by fresh violent protests against labor reform, tear gas used

Massive trade union protests hit several French cities, as the public vents its anger over the country's controversial labor reforms. Read more.


Truckers block roads in test week of protest for France's Hollande - Reuters
France Hit by Week of Strikes and Protests against Labor Reform - Press Project

World powers up for arming Libyan government to counter ISIS

Members of the UN Security Council say they’re ready to lift an arms embargo and supply the Libyan government with weapons to combat Islamic State terrorists.

RT's Peter Oliver reports.


Libya to be military equipped in fight against ISIL (video) - Al Jazeera
Libya combat footage: Bomb-dropping & on-ground fighting in battle against ISIS near Misrata (video) - RT

Libyan central bank struggles to open Gaddafi golden coins vault, hires safecrackers

With Libya suffering dire economic problems, a stash of golden and silver coins worth $184 million locked in a Gaddafi-era vault in the eastern city of Beyda could be worth its weight in gold. 

The snag is, the local officials don’t have the code.


May 16, 2016

Wie redt de populistische revolutie?

Ewald Engelen - De financiële verhoudingen tussen de factor arbeid en de factor kapitaal zijn sinds de jaren ’80 grondig scheefgegroeid. Terwijl het reële inkomen van gezinnen al decennialang niet meer stijgt, klotst het geld bij multinationals tegen de plinten op. Volgens Ewald Engelen staan in de discussie over dit probleem de verkeerde oplossingen centraal.

Als er één grafiek is die het sluimerende electorale ongenoegen verklaart, is het de arbeidsinkomensquote (AIQ) die De Nederlandsche Bank een aantal weken geleden publiceerde. Lees meer.


Breaking the Spell

Breaking the Spell / SD / 1999 / 63 Minutes

An hour-long look at the 1999 Seattle WTO protests and the anarchists who traveled there to set a new precedent for militant confrontation, this documentary picks up where Pickaxe left off.

Filmed in the thick of the action, including footage that aired nationally on 60 Minutes, it captures a moment when world history was up for grabs.


Ben Harper - One road to freedom

May 15, 2016

Large marches in Spain on 5th anniversary of Occupy protest

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of Spaniards marched in downtown Madrid to mark the fifth anniversary of a protest movement that led to the creation of Podemos, now Spain's third most-popular political party.

The Democracy Now platform had urged people to "occupy squares in all the world's cities on Sunday" to protest austerity, corruption, high unemployment and a lack of transparency in government. Read more.


Thousands gather across Europe for Global Debout protests - RT

Bollocks Buster: Browsen als een blackhat 101

Intro: dit is een lang en lastig want technisch stuk. Ik ga nu klinken als de belastingdienst: leuker kunnen we het niet maken, makkelijker wel. Als je de moeite neemt 1500+ woorden te lezen dan ben je in staat om een spaak in het wiel van Big Brother te steken.

Is privacy dood? Meh. Als dat je reactie is dan wel. Maar dan vraag je er ook om. Lees meer.


Syria's civil war: Intense fighting in Deir Az Zor

Kerry holds talks with Saudi king and foreign minister as battles rage in Syria between troops and opposition fighters.

Hundreds of pro-government troops have been killed in Aleppo and Deir Az Zor provinces as opposition armed groups and government forces fight over control of several areas, according to sources. Read more.

Al Jazeera

Dozens of Syrian army forces killed in ISIS-led offensive in Deir ez-Zor - ARA
The army advances near al-Shaer gas field, repels terrorist groups at Deir Ezzor airport - Sana

World powers gather in Vienna to resume Syria talks - Al Jazeera

Army kills members of terrorist organizations in several areas - Sana
Civilian killed, several injured including TV reporter in terrorist rocket attacks on Aleppo - Sana

Syria Islamists hit Kurdish town with Grad rockets - ARA

U.S. court rejects bid to make full Senate 'torture report' public

A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a lawsuit calling for the full release a U.S. Senate report detailing the Central Intelligence Agency's interrogation and detention program following the Sept. 11 attacks.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled against the American Civil Liberties Union, which sought access to the more than 6,000-page document, often referred to as the "Senate torture report." Read more.


Appeals Court Rejects Effort to Disclose Torture Report - NY Times

Boris Johnson: The EU wants a superstate, just as Hitler did

The European Union is pursuing a similar goal to Hitler in trying to create a powerful superstate, Boris Johnson says.

In a dramatic interview with the Telegraph, he warns that while bureaucrats in Brussels are using “different methods” from the Nazi dictator, they share the aim of unifying Europe under one “authority”. Read more.


The Nazi Roots of the ‘Brussels EU’ (book) - Matthias Rath

‘European Medicines Agency is te afhankelijk van de farmaceutische industrie’

De Italiaanse wetenschapper Silvio Garattini onderzocht zowel in 2000 als in het afgelopen jaar hoe afhankelijk de Europese medicijnenautoriteit EMA is van de industrie. Dat leverde geen fraai plaatje op: de ‘waakhond’ wordt inmiddels bijna volledig gefinancierd door farmaceuten. De EMA zelf ziet geen probleem.

Directeur Silvio Garattini van het gerenommeerde Italiaans farmacologische onderzoeksinstituut Mario Negri, publiceerde vorige week een vernietigend artikel over het gebrek aan onafhankelijkheid van de Europese medicijnenautoriteit in het gezaghebbende Britisch Medical Journal (BMJ). Lees meer.


Farmabedrijven betalen medici via 'sluiproute' - Volkskrant

Yemenis marched in Sana’a to slam US presence in their country

Yemenis have marched in Sana’a to slam U-S presence in their country. The protesters have warned U-S forces to immediately withdraw from Yemen or face an all-out war against what they described as invasion.

Our correspondent Mohammad al-Attab has talked to some of the demonstrators and filed this report.


May 14, 2016

Former Colombian President Uribe Calls for Intervention in Venezuela

During the Concordia summit, former Colombian president and current Senator Alvaro Uribe suggested a foreign intervention in Venezuela.


Venezuela Accuses U.S. of Plotting Coup, Declares State of Emergency - Truthdig

Chavistas Rally in Support of Maduro's Emergency Measures (video) - teleSUR
Opposition March in Caracas to Demand Swifter Progress Towards Referendum (video) - teleSUR

Brazil, Only the Latest Latin American Coup

Throughout the past decade, progressive governments in Latin American have faced illegal maneuvers to oust their democratically elected leaders.


Brazil's Coup Government Lashes Out at Left-Wing Neighbors - teleSUR
Imperial Designs? Current US Ambassador to Brazil Served in Paraguay Prior to 2012 Coup - teleSUR

Brazil’s President Rousseff Suspended for Impeachment Trial - Rio Times
Social Movements Rally Behind Ousted Rousseff in Brazil (video) - teleSUR

WikiLeaks Reveal Brazil's New Coup President Is 'US Informant' (video) - teleSUR
Wikileaks: Brazil's acting president gave 'sensitive' briefings to US (video) - PressTV

- Michel Temer, Brazil’s New Interim President Takes Over - Rio Times
Brazil: An Honest Politician Will Be Removed By the Most Corrupt says Legal Scholar (video) - TRNN

New Finance Minister in Brazil Maps Cost Cutting Plans - Rio Times
Inside Story - Was president Dilma Rousseff's impeachment a coup? (video) - Al Jazeera

Ukrainian army shells DPR territory 172 times per day - Defense Ministry

According to the ministry, overall, during the shellings, the Ukrainian side fired 38 shells from 82-millimeter and 120-millimeter caliber mortars.

MOSCOW, May 14. /TASS/. Ukraine’s army has shelled the territory of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) from armaments prohibited by the Minsk Agreements 172 times over the past day, the DPR Defense Ministry told the Donetsk News Agency on Saturday. Read more.


Three wounded in grenade blast in Donbass — DPR human rights office - TASS
Turkish defense minister visits ‘vital’ Ukraine - Hürriyet

Turkish MP accuses govt of ignoring ISIS locations, police data on bombings

A Turkish opposition MP says he has evidence of clandestine support by the country’s authorities for Islamic State.

The police didn’t arrest jihadists thought to be responsible for bomb attacks in Ankara and Suruc, he charged. Read more + video.


Leaked wiretaps of ISIS agents show Ankara routinely ignores terrorist cross-border activity (video) - RT

Ankara ignores ISIL inside Turkey:Turkish MP (video) - PressTV
Expert-level talks ongoing in Brussels to overcome terror impasse with Turkey: EU envoy - Hürriyet

HDP delays AKP plans for immunity vote until next week - Hürriyet
HDP sends immunity letter to European leaders - Hürriyet

Farmabedrijven betalen medici via 'sluiproute'

Register meldt indirecte betalingen aan artsen niet

Artsen klussen veel meer bij voor de farmaceutische industrie dan het officiële register met betalingen laat zien. Een deel van de betalingen door de farmabedrijven wordt verhuld doordat ze via een tussenstation lopen, in de vorm van commerciële, gesponsorde nascholingsbureaus. Lees meer.


‘European Medicines Agency is te afhankelijk van de farmaceutische industrie’ - FTM

May 13, 2016

Israël sloopt in hoog tempo wat Europa betaalt

Hulp aan Palestijnen Israël sloopt honderden projecten van Palestijnen. Ook als ze door Europa zijn betaald. Waarom gaat Europa door?

Van een afstandje moest de 79-jarige Palestijn Abdullah Ghuneim toekijken hoe het Israëlische leger de olijfboomgaard op zijn lapje grond vernielde. Lees meer.


'Kabinet doet niets om radarbeelden MH17 boven tafel te krijgen'

Het kabinet doet nog steeds niets om de radarbeelden van de MH17 boven tafel te krijgen. Die beschuldiging uit het CDA-Tweede Kamerlid Pieter Omtzigt.

De Boeing van Malaysia Airways stortte op 17 juli 2014 neer boven de Oekraïne na te zijn aangevallen met een BUK-raket. Na de aanslag beloofde premier Rutte de onderste steen boven te zullen halen. Lees meer.


MH17: Informatie-oorlog, trollen en feiten

Hector Reban - Meer dan 1,5 jaar nadat lijnvlucht MH17 neerstortte, woedt de informatie-oorlog op volle toeren. Het Russische Ministerie van Defensie is, opmerkelijk genoeg, het gevecht aangegaan met het Bellingcat online-onderzoekscollectief. Een analyse

Afgelopen april nam de informatie-oorlog, die als een zware deken boven de ramp met vlucht MH17 hangt, een verrassende wending nadat het aan de NAVO gelieerde onderzoeksteam Bellingcat en het Russische Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken (RMBZ) openlijk met elkaar in gevecht raakten. Eliot Higgins, oprichter van Bellingcat, gebruikte enige efficiënte troll technieken om de Russen te provoceren. Op die manier wist hij ook nog respons los te wringen. Lees meer.


Saudi officials were 'supporting' 9/11 hijackers, commission member says

First serious public split revealed among commissioners over the release of the secret ‘28 pages’ that detail Saudi ties to 2001 terrorist attacks

A former Republican member of the 9/11 commission, breaking dramatically with the commission’s leaders, said Wednesday he believes there was clear evidence that Saudi government employees were part of a support network for the 9/11 hijackers... Read more.


The FBI Is Keeping 80,000 Secret Files on the Saudis and 9/11 - Daily Beast
Commissielid: Saudische betrokkenheid 9/11 met opzet verzwegen - Elsevier

Saudi officials supported 9/11 hijackers - commission member (video) - RT

May 12, 2016

Obama is part of psychopathic global agenda: Analyst

“Improved race relations” in the United States under President Barack Obama is a “distraction from the progression of the global psychopathic agenda,” according to an American writer and researcher who is based in Washington, DC.

During his commencement speech at Howard University in Washington on Saturday, Obama said that, “race relations are better” since he graduated from the university in 1983, but noted “the country is still suffering from inequality and racism.” Read more.


May 11, 2016

Major Hillary Clinton Donors Caught Up in Fresh Panama Papers Scandal

The new leaks name Israeli-U.S. media mogul Haim Saban and hedge fund manager Donald Sussman, who have contributed millions to Clinton's campaign.

Two of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's biggest backers are featured prominently in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalist's records on offshore bank accounts. Read more.


Inside Panama Papers: Multiple Clinton connections - McClatchy
Hillary, the Panama Papers, and the death of American kleptocracy -

Clinton to lean heavily toward Israel if elected president: Expert (video) - PressTV

Israël-lobby VS financiert Israël-lobby in Brussel en EU

Lode Vanoost - In een rapport beschrijven drie onderzoekers hoe rechtse Amerikaanse organisaties en personen die in de VS islamofobie en steun voor de koloniale nederzettingen van Israël in Palestina promoten ook financieel actief zijn in Brussel om de Europese pro-Israël-lobby te ondersteunen. Hun onderzoek nam twee jaar in beslag. 

In het rapport The Israel Lobby and the European Union noemen onderzoeksjournalisten David Cronin, Sarah Marusek en David Miller organisaties en een aantal multimiljonairs die zowel in de VS als in Brussel financiële steun geven aan personen en organisaties die de bezetting en kolonisering van Palestina goedpraten en islamofobe berichtgeving produceren. Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

Dutch diplomat joins leading Israel lobby group - Electronic Intifada

Dutch diplomat joins leading Israel lobby group

A Dutch diplomat has been hired as a leading lobbyist with a pro-Israel group that is encouraging bigotry against Muslims. 

In the past two years, George van Bergen has gone from working as a civil servant handling dossiers on the Middle East to persuading his former colleagues that they should work in Israel’s interests. Read more.

Electronic Intifada

Explosieve groei aflossingsvrije hypotheken baart zorgen

Op dit moment is de rente extreem laag. Desondanks is het aantal huizenbezitters met een aflossingsvrije hypotheek de laatste tijd spectaculair gestegen. Een onrustbarende ontwikkeling, vindt Jasper du Pont, waarbij het niet helpt dat DNB-president Klaas Knot volstrekt tegenstrijdige geluiden laat horen.

Als de rente naar een ‘normaler’ niveau stijgt gebeuren er ongelukken, waarschuwde Klaas Knot, voorzitter van De Nederlandsche Bank, onlangs in een hoorzitting in de Tweede Kamer. Lees meer.


Money matters: Clinton Wall Street candidate based on donation figures – report

In US, the world of business has chosen its favorite presidential candidate: New research has shown that Hillary Clinton from the Democratic party received millions of dollars for her campaign, all of which was provided by Wall Street.


Financial Sector Gives Hillary Clinton a Boost (video) - WSJ

Major Hillary Clinton Donors Caught Up in Fresh Panama Papers Scandal - teleSUR
Clinton to lean heavily toward Israel if elected president: Expert (video) - PressTV

May 10, 2016

ICIJ releases database revealing thousands of secret offshore companies

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists publishes today a searchable database that strips away the secrecy of nearly 214,000 offshore entities created in 21 jurisdictions, from Nevada to Hong Kong and the British Virgin Islands. 

The data, part of the Panama Papers investigation, is the largest ever release of information about offshore companies and the people behind them. This includes, when available, the names of the real owners of those opaque structures. Read more.


- $12 Trillion Looted from Developing Countries and Hidden Offshore (video) - TRNN
(Anti-) Corruption experts? Who’s who at Cameron’s post-Panama Papers transparency summit (video) - RT

$12 Trillion Looted from Developing Countries and Hidden Offshore

Tax Justice Network's James S. Henry says authoritarian regimes account for over $11 trillion of "missing" offshore financial wealth from emerging economies


Offshore finance: more than $12tn siphoned out of emerging countries - Guardian
"Nederland grootste Europese belastingparadijs voor multinationals" - IPS

Putin calls for non-aligned international security system in face of global terror threat

Vladimir Putin said Russia is all for creating a non-aligned system of international security to counter global terror. The president, speaking at the V-Day parade in Moscow, called on all nations to learn the lessons of WWII. 

“Today our civilization has faced brutality and violence – terrorism has become a global threat,” the Russian president said, addressing the crowds on Moscow’s Red Square ahead of a parade dedicated to the 71st anniversary of victory in WWII. Read more + video.


May 8, 2016

EU is run by reject politicians: TTIP & Bilderberg on BBC Question Time (05May16) Brexit

David Dimbleby presents topical debate from Manchester. With Lord Lawson, Lisa Nandy, Michael O'Leary, Benjamin Zephaniah and Isabel Oakeshott. Question Time - 05/05/2016

Public Inquiry

Prime Ministers listen too much to voters, complains EU's Juncker - Telegraph
'We DON'T want IN United States of Europe' Lord Lawson in passionate Question Time speech (video) - Express

Critici in Israël: mensenrechtenactivisten of landverraders?

Mensenrechtenorganisaties in Israël liggen steeds meer onder vuur. Ze worden bespioneerd, getreiterd en bedreigd. Joden die zich sterk maken voor mensenrechten, zijn eigenlijk joden die heulen met Palestijnen, zo is de heersende stemming in Israël.

"Onze kantoren worden aangevallen en onze activiteiten worden belemmerd", zegt Yuli Novak, directeur van de ngo Breaking the Silence, die getuigenissen naar buiten brengt van militairen over misdragingen in bezet Palestijns gebied. Lees meer + video.


Poll: Muslims, ultra-Orthodox, 'leftists' seen as giving least to Israel - JPost

Opposition leaders rip Netanyahu for ‘hypocrisy’ in attacking general

Prime minister’s public admonition of Maj. Gen. Yair Golan is ‘outrageous,’ Herzog says; Meretz head says it takes a ‘Holocaust cheapener’ to know one

Opposition politicians lashed out at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, accusing him of hypocrisy for scolding an IDF general for “cheapening” the memory of the Holocaust in a Remembrance Day speech. Read more.

Times of Israel

Netanyahu upbraids top general for ‘outrageous’ Shoah comparison - Times of Israel
IDF general in bombshell speech: Israel today shows signs of 1930s Germany - JPost

Netanyahu keurt nazivergelijking van generaal af - NU

After Political Uproar, Probe Urged Into Leak of 'Top Secret' Gaza War Report

Portions of top secret draft report, which criticizes Israel's security cabinet during Gaza fighting, were leaked to Haaretz, sparking political uproar.

State Comptroller Josef Shapira asked Israel's Attorney-General Avihai Mandelblit on Sunday to order an investigation into the leak to the media of the watchdog's draft report about Israel's last war in Gaza - Operation Protective Edge. Read more.


Ken Livingstone: Creation of Israel was ‘a great catastrophe’

'We should have absorbed the post-World War II Jewish refugees in Britain and America' 

In Arabic TV interview, Labour’s ex-London mayor blames Israel for IS attacks in Europe and mass expulsion of Jews from Arab world, again claims Hitler supported Zionism Read more.

Times of Israel

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone: The Establishment of Israel 'Fundamentally Wrong', In '32, Hitler Wanted to Deport the Zionists, Not to Kill Jews (video) - Memri

Ken Livingstone suspended for mentioning Hitler's 1933 Zionist Haavara Transfer Agreement (audio) - Public Inquiry | BCfm Radio

ISIS advances in Libya, seizes villages & crucial crossroads along Mediterranean coast

Islamic State has made significant advances in the last few days in Libya, seizing villages and crucial crossroads along the Mediterranean coast. The jihadists launched their assault from the group's stronghold in the city of Sirte.

African Affairs analyst Lawrence Freeman believes the turmoil in Libya is a direct legacy of the NATO intervention.


LNA claims full control of Jufra (paywall) - Libya Herald
Attack on Sirte “imminent” says Presidency Council’s new Operations Room (paywall) Libya Herald

Daesh kills, kidnaps British, Italian soldiers in Libya - Marsad

Dutch foreign minister in Libya to show support for UN-backed gov't - Africa News
Netherlands earmarks €2 million to assist, stabilize Libya - NL Times

US government admits deploying troops in Yemen

Pentagon says the deployment aims at assisting Arab coalition fight al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula.

The Pentagon has acknowledged for the first time it has deployed its troops to Yemen more than a year after pulling out following military intervention by the Arab-led coalition. Read more.

Al Jazeera

Het vertrek van de Turkse premier Davutoglu

Peter Edel - Volgens de Turkse grondwet staat de premier aan het hoofd van de regering. Nadat Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2014 president was geworden werd echter al snel duidelijk dat hij daar maling aan heeft. Hij splitste Turkije een presidentieel systeem in de maag dat door het ontbreken van een democratische en grondwettelijke basis een illegale status kent.

Erdogan heeft zijn tegenstanders al vaker ‘poging tot staatsgreep’ verweten. Zijn schendingen van de grondwet gaan verder dan pogingen. Die komen neer op een misdaad tegen de constitutionele orde. Met andere woorden, op een staatsgreep. Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

May 7, 2016

A Tale Of Two Hospitals: Potentially Fabricated Bombing Incident VS Open Terrorist Targeting Of Facilities In Aleppo

Over the past few days, the Western corporate press has kicked into overdrive with reports of hospital bombings, dead civilians, and war crimes all blamed predictably on the secular government of Bashar al-Assad.

According to Western governments and their media mouthpieces, Assad’s forces have targeted civilian hospitals in order to . . . well . . . no one knows why Assad’s forces would logically target civilian hospitals. Still, the Western harpies – both media and “human rights NGOs” – continue to hammer the unsubstantiated claims and misinformation at the tops of their lungs that the SAA is dropping bombs on civilian medical facilities. Read more.

Activist Post

- Evidence hints Al-Nusra Front behind Aleppo refugee camp attack, no signs of airstrike - Russian MOD (video) - RT
- SYRIA: #AleppoIsBurning Campaign Created By US And NATO To Facilitate A “No Bomb Zone” - MintPress

- Exclusive: Aleppo Doctor Attacks Western Media for Bias, Censorship and Lies - 21st Century Wire

- 80 Countries Just Slammed the US Over Habit of Bombing Hospitals - Antimedia
- Witte helmen in Aleppo en het Zionistisch plan B voor Syrië Bovendien

Patrick Henningsen Exposes the NGOs, the Pentagon, and the Human Rights - Industrial Complex

Patrick Henningsen of 21st Century Wire joins us today to discuss his recent article on "Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex."

Topics discussed include the NGO/State Dept/Pentagon/NATO nexus, the use of human rights as a perception management tool to demonise NATO enemies, and the complicity of the media in reporting these stories uncritically. Read more.

Corbett Report

Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex - 21st Century Wire

May 6, 2016

‘Recipe for disaster’: 9yo children to be included on Netherlands terrorism watch list

Children as young as nine could end up on the terrorism watch list in The Netherlands. A Dutch newspaper claims the country's secret service is monitoring youngsters who are brought to Syria and end up with jihadists.

Ricardo Baretzki, head of the European Centre for Information Policy and Security, says the new security measures are likely to cause fear among the public.


AIVD: Syriëganger vanaf 9 jaar bedreiging voor Nederland - Volkskrant

May 5, 2016

Tax Wars #5: Van wie is de aarde?

Het kapitalistische model leidt tot gevaarlijke eigendoms- en machtsconcentratie, constateert columnist Christiaan Vos. Nieuwe spelers hebben daardoor grote moeite de markt te betreden. Wat kunnen we doen om de eigendomsverhoudingen eerlijker te organiseren?

Internationale belastingontwijking, veroorzaakt door agressieve belastingplanning van multinationals en schadelijke belastingconcurrentie tussen staten, is klein bier vergeleken bij wat er echt aan de hand is in de wereld. Het is eigenlijk niet meer dan één van de symptomen van een veel groter probleem dat zeer treffend wordt beschreven in het onlangs uitgekomen boek De kanarie in de kolenmijn. Lees meer.


Iran cartoonist freed; president calls for free expression

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — An Iranian cartoonist imprisoned over portraying lawmakers as animals to criticize a draft law restricting contraception and criminalizing voluntary sterilization was released from prison Tuesday, her lawyer said. 

Atena Farghadani left Evin prison and embraced her mother. A photograph showed her smiling with a wreath of flowers around her neck. Read more.


- Cartoonist Atena Farghadani Freed from Prison with Four Years Probation - ArtNet

Pakistani govt tolerates US drone strikes in exchange for money - opposition leader Imran Khan

The US’ 'inhumane' use of drone strikes to target terrorists kills prospects for peace in Afghanistan, which in turn undermines security in Pakistan, as people in border regions become radicalized, prominent Pakistani opposition figure Imran Khan told. Read more.


May 2, 2016

Hillary Clinton's Business of Corporate Shilling & War Making

Digging deep into Hillary's connections to Wall Street, Abby Martin reveals how the Clinton's multi-million-dollar political machine operates. 

This episode chronicles the Clinton's rise to power in the 90s on a right-wing agenda, the Clinton Foundation's revolving door with Gulf state monarchies, corporations and the world's biggest financial institutions, and the establishment of the hyper-aggressive "Hillary Doctrine" while Secretary of State.

Learn the essential facts about the great danger she poses, and why she's the US Empire's choice for its next CEO.

teleSUR | Empire Files

Apothekers willen maatregelen tegen 'schofterige' praktijken farmaceuten

Apothekers willen dat er maatregelen worden genomen om te voorkomen dat farmaceutische bedrijven de kosten voor bestaande medicijnen kunnen verveelvoudigen. De apothekersverenigingen KNMP en NVZA zien mazen in de wet, waar farmaceuten flink aan kunnen verdienen, ten koste van de patiënt.

'Schofterige praktijken'
Aanleiding voor de oproep zijn de recente ontwikkelingen rond het adhd-medicijn dexamfetamine. Lees meer + video.


Schippers: bescherming farmaceuten te ver doorgeschoten - NOS
Is registratie van een geneesmiddel goed? - NOS

De zorglobby ontleed: wat wist Big Farma met het Apollo Netwerk te bereiken? - FTM

May 1, 2016

US: Kunduz airstrike did not amount to war crimes

The US Defense Department has finally come up with a report on last year’s deadly bombardment of a charity hospital in Afghanistan.

The US military investigation has concluded that the incident resulted from a combination of human and technical errors. That has angered both the survivors and the international medical charity.


US Kunduz inquiry lacks transparency, no deterrent against similar potential attacks – MSF to RT (video) - RT

Kunduz hospital attack: MSF's questions remain as US military seeks no charges - Guardian
- DEATH FROM THE SKY: Searching for Ground Truth in the Kunduz Hospital Bombing - Intercept

Anti-corruption protesters storm Iraqi parliament in Baghdad

Hundreds of supporters of influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, who have been protesting corruption, have stormed Baghdad’s Green Zone. Read more.


Logic - I Stand Up Before I Stand Down