December 29, 2018

What's Really Going Down in Paris?

Dom Dolla - Take It

Israeli Army Strikes Hamas Target After Rocket Launched From Gaza Strip

No casualties or damage have been reported in what is the first flare-up along the border in over a month and a half 

An Israel Defense Force helicopter struck a Hamas target in southern Gaza late Friday night after a rocket was launched from the Strip into Israel, the IDF said in an official statement. Read more.


- Gaza Israeli helicopter strikes Hamas outpost south of the Gaza Strip - JPost
Israeli helicopter attacks Hamas target in Gaza in response to rocket fire – IDF - RT

Israeli helicopter conducts fresh airstrike against blockaded Gaza Strip (video) - PressTV

Yanis Varoufakis | The Euro Has Never Been More Problematic | Oxford Union

The Roots of Venezuela's Economic Crisis

As US sanctions against Venezuela take an ever-greater toll on the country and its people, it is important to understand how the sanctions work and the extent of the damage they have caused, say Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert, in a joint analysis of the situation.


December 28, 2018

Syrian Army ‘raises flag' in Manbij following plea by civilians to secure city

Damascus says it has deployed troops to the city of Manbij, the focal point of a tense standoff between Kurds and Turkey, as the government continues attempts to reassert control over the strategic border area in Syria’s north. Read more.


US helicopters spotted over Manbij as Turkish forces enter Syria (videos) - RT

- Syrian military arrives in flashpoint Kurdish-held town Manbij - CBC
Syrian army says its troops enter Kurdish-held Manbij to thwart Turkish offensive - Washington Post

- Syrian troops mass at edge of Kurdish town threatened by Turkey - Guardian
Iran: Return of Syrian Army to Manbij, 'important step' - PressTV

Why is the US pulling out of Syria? - Al Jazeera
'Amerikaans vertrek uit Syrië drijft Koerden in handen van Assad' - NOS

LinkedIn co-founder ‘sorry’ for funding fake Russian tweets for Democrats

The co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, has apologized to Republican Roy Moore for funding an organisation that faked a ‘Russian bot’ involvement to mar his election campaign in Alabama. Read more.


Billionaire LinkedIn co-founder apologises for funding 'Russian-style' disinformation group in Alabama Senate race (video) - Independent
- Fake Russian bot operation is linked to a firm that tracks... 'Fake Russian bots' (video) - RT

- The only ‘Russian bots’ to meddle in US elections belonged to Democrat-linked ‘experts’ - RT

The Global Power Elite: A Transnational Class

Peter Phillips, the author of the book, “Giants: The Global Power Elite,” examines the roles and networks of the world’s richest and most powerful. This class is no longer bound to national concerns, only to the expansion of its own power, says Phillips


December 27, 2018

China to make it rain over area 3 times the size of Spain

Since 2013 China has been creating 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year. The country is now embarking on its biggest rainmaking project ever.

In terms of the plan, announced this month, Chinese authorities intend to force rainfall and snow over 1.6 million sq km (620,000 sq miles), an area roughly three times the size of Spain. Read more.


The Pentagon's Missing Trillions: What You Need to Know

Dr. Mark Skidmore of Michigan State University joins us to discuss his research with Catherine Austin Fitts into the $21 trillion in unaccounted transactions on the books of the US Department of Defence and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development

We discuss what we know and don't know about the subject, the Pentagon's nonsensical and inadequate excuses for the debacle, the new accounting guideline that legally allows every department of the federal government to create fake and altered books for public consumption, the recent failed Pentagon audit, the government's refusal to provide any information about the problem, the failure of congress to pursue the issue, and the failure of the press to report on it. Read more.

Corbett Report

Military-Industrial-Congressional Frauds – Lester Earnest on RAI (2/4) (video) - TRNN

The Pentagon’s Massive Accounting Fraud Exposed - Nation
The $21 trillion Pentagon accounting error that can’t pay for Medicare-for-all, explained - Vox

December 26, 2018

Israel’s airstrikes on Syria threatened 2 civilian flights

Russia says the recent Israeli missile strikes on Syria had put two civilian passenger aircraft in immediate danger

Russia has confirmed that Syria’s air defense systems had destroyed 14 of 16 Israeli missiles which intended to target areas west of the capital Damascus. The Kremlin has also accused Israel of what it called a gross violation of the Syrian sovereignty.

Russia says it is very concerned about Israel's attack. The missiles are believed to have been fired by Israeli warplanes that had also violated the Lebanese airspace.


Russia: Israel's 'Provocative' Syria Strike Directly Endangered Two Civilian Flights - Haaretz
- Israel’s airstrikes on Syria threatened 2 civilian flights landing in Beirut & Damascus – Russia - RT

Israel resumes airstrikes in Syria with attack outside Damascus - Telegraph
Syrian air defense systems shoot down Israeli missiles near Damascus (video) - PressTV

Syria protests Israeli strike in messages to United Nations - Times of Israel
Moscow accuses Israel of 'gross violation of sovereignty' in Syria strikes - France24

US support emboldens Israel to attack Syria: Foreign Ministry - PressTV
Netanyahu says Israel to increase its “efforts” in Syria after US troop pullout - PressTV

Israel’s Christmas Attack on Syria Wasn’t Surprising but It Revealed an “Inconvenient Truth” About Russia’s S-300s Anti-Air Missiles - Global Research

‘We are coming’: Blackwater ad triggers fears Trump is seeking to privatize Mideast wars

Blackwater, the controversial US private security firm, has flagged its intent to resume business, taking out a full-page commercial in the latest edition of Recoil magazine. Read more.


No pullout of Iraq, it can be base 'to do something in Syria' - Trump on first visit to troops - RT

George H W Bush and the Invasion of Panama

George H. W. Bush carried out a lot of war crimes including a crucial one in his first year in office the invasion of Panama


'The Traitors of Arnhem?' by Tony Gosling

De Verraders van Arnhem - De mythes van Operation Market Garden met Britse journalist Tony Gosling

Hoe wisten de nazi's dat de luchtlandingen plaats zouden vinden?
Wie gaf toestemming om een voormalig SS officier mee te laten doen in de planning?
Hoe een Nederlands/Britse contra-spionage officier bijna de operatie redde?
Wie sneed de draden door en stopte hiermee de vernietiging van de brug bij Nijmegen?
Waarom stopten 100 Britse tanks die Arnhem hadden kunnen redden bij Lent?

Waarheen verdween de 1miljard$ die de nazi's stalen uit Europese banken?
Welke Duitsers kwamen naar de eerste Bilderberg conferentie in 1954?
Welke consequenties had de Slag om Arnhem voor de wereld na 1945?
74 Jaar later, wat is nu bekend over de echte helden en schurken van Market Garden?

Winston Churchill zei "In oorlogstijd, is de waarheid zo waardevol dat ze beschermd moet worden door een lijfwacht van leugens." Lees meer.

Joe Rogan SHOCKED By Hitler Conspiracy Theory

The Capitalist Origins of Christmas

December 25, 2018

David Icke: Saturn Isn't What You Think It Is Either

Zionist Master Plan for next 50 years

What does the U.S. withdrawal from Syria mean for Daesh, Syria, Iran and Russia?


Putin skeptical about US forces leaving (video) - PressTV

Trump: Saudi Arabia, not US, will pay to rebuild Syria

US President Donald Trump has said that Saudi Arabia, not the United States, will provide funds to help rebuild Syria, destroyed, in fact, mostly by American and Saudi sponsored terrorists.

"Saudi Arabia has now agreed to spend the necessary money needed to help rebuild Syria, instead of the United States," Trump tweeted on Monday. Read more.


Trump: Saudi to pay 'necessary money' to help rebuild Syria (video) - Al Jazeera
Why would Saudi Arabia rebuild Syria? (video) - Al Jazeera

What does the U.S. withdrawal from Syria mean for Daesh, Syria, Iran and Russia? (video) - PressTV

December 21, 2018

Spanish PM, pro-secession leader agree to find solution to Catalonia crisis

Spain's socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez Spanish and the regional leader of Catalonia agreed Thursday to find a solution to the political crisis that has been festering since a failed secession attempt by the region last year.

The agreement was reached in a meeting in Barcelona between Catalan regional President Quim Torra and PM Sánchez, whose Socialist administration has taken a more conciliatory approach to the independence issue than its conservative predecessor. Read more.


Catalan and Spanish presidents meet in Barcelona (video) - Catalan News
Sánchez and Torra agree on the existence of a conflict and the need for dialogue - El Nacional

Catalan pro-independence leaders call off hunger strike - El País
Jailed pro-Catalan independence leaders call for peaceful protests on Friday - El País

Catalan protesters block roads over Spanish cabinet meeting - Al Jazeera
- Catalan pro-independence activists scuffle with police at massive rally in Barcelona (video) - RT

Project Censored: All the News the Establishment Media Saw Fit not to Print

Part 2

Since 1976 Project Censored has been bringing us all the news the corporate media don’t want us to hear


- Project Censored
Project Censored The Movie (video) - Trailer

This Truth May Scare You! (2018-2019)

December 18, 2018

Playing ‘Kleptopoly’? Goldman Sachs faces criminal charge over fraud

Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two ex-bankers over the multi-billion dollar looting of state fund, 1MDB.

The US bank denies the accusation, claiming it was deceived by the previous Malaysian government. Read more.


Goldman’s Woes Mount as Malaysia Slaps First Criminal Charge (video) - Bloomberg
Malaysia files criminal charges against Goldman Sachs after fund is looted of $2.7 billion - Washington Post

The Minds of Men

Documentary by Aaron & Melissa Dykes

THE MINDS OF MEN is a 3+ year investigation into the experimentation, art, and practice of social engineering and mind control during the Cold War — a mind-bending journey into the past that gives startling insight into the world we are living in today.

Truthstream Media

December 17, 2018

The Killers - Somebody Told Me

The Killers - Mr. Brightside

Yellow Vests protest continues into the night, ‘Santa Claus’ joins in

Some 8,000 police were deployed to the streets of Paris on Saturday, as Yellow Vests protesters demonstrated for the fifth consecutive weekend. Read more.


Waarom ministeries boze burgers nu preventief in de gaten laten houden

Deze week: de opkomst van social media watchers op de Haagse ministeries.Ofwel: over de gevolgen van het effectiefste politieke scheldwoord van deze tijd.

Eerder dit jaar kwam ik in contact met een voormalige ambtenaar van een van de grootste Haagse ministeries. Zij vertelde: ik ben jarenlang social media watcher voor de ambtelijke en politieke top geweest. Lees meer.


Dutch to boost defence spending for more F-35 jets

The Netherlands pledged Friday to boost its defence spending in the coming year to buy more F-35 fighter jets and strengthen its special forces and cyber capabilities, officials said.

"Extra investment in defence is a necessity because our surrounding safety zone has become a more instable place," the Defence Ministry said. Read more.


Nederland stopt wapenexport naar Saoedi-Arabië

Na Denemarken en Duitsland stopt nu ook Nederland helemaal met het leveren van wapens aan Saoedi-Arabië. En ook aan Egypte en de Verenigde Arabische Emiraten, landen die oorlog voeren in Jemen. Dat is goed nieuws voor de mensen in Jemen, en is mede te danken aan de acties voor een wapenembargo.

Bij monde van de Nederlandse minister Kaag van Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking laat de regering weten dat Nederland geen wapens meer levert aan... Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

Strijd rond Hodeida opgelaaid ondanks bestand Jemen - NOS
Nederlandse generaal gaat toezien op staakt-het-vuren Jemen - NOS

Saoedi-Arabië veroordeelt Senaat VS, Canada wil af van wapendea - AD
Canada zoekt manier om van wapendeal met Saudiërs af te komen - NOS

US arms maker warns Canada against stopping sales to Saudi Arabia - PressTV

Saudi denounces US Senate vote as 'blatant interference' - Al Jazeera
- Saudi Arabia slams US Senate for naming Prince MBS as ‘responsible’ for Khashoggi murder - RT

'Lazy attitude in media towards Yemen crisis': 6x more casualties than previously thought (video) - RT

December 15, 2018

Russian Bombers Landing in Venezuela: A Reaction to US Threats

While the US tried to portray the landing of Russian nuclear weapons capable bombers in Venezuela as a threat, Venezuela clearly sees the US as the threat, which is why the Russian military was invited, say Steve Ellner and Greg Wilpert.


Russian nuclear-capable bomber aircraft fly to Venezuela, angering U.S. - Reuters
Venezuela welcomes Russian bombers in show of support for Maduro - Guardian

December 10, 2018

Yemen: Ansarullah says open for more talk if Sweden process yields

Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement says it is open for more talks with representatives of the country’s former Saudi Arabia-backed government if underway negotiations in Sweden make progress.

“If we leave these consultations having made progress -- progress in building confidence and finding a framework -- we can hold a new round of talks" in the coming months, the spokesman and chief negotiator for the movement said on Sunday." Read more.


Lost Treasures of the Yangtze Valley

Trump's Trade Policy Towards China: A Distraction to Benefit the Rich

As stock markets around the world are reeling from contradictory Trump administration signals regarding US policy towards China, we look at: Who benefits? And: What would a better trade policy towards China look like? 

CEPR's Mark Weisbrot and PERI's Gerald Epstein discuss the issue.


China lodges solemn representations against U.S. for Huawei senior executive's detention - Xinhua
Huawei denies any wrongdoing by company CFO - Xinhua

Lopez Obrador’s Plans to Lead Mexico out of Neoliberalism Will Mean Crossing Swords with the US

We now have a politically experienced president in Mexico – gone are the days when Mexico kowtows to the US. This will mean a more sovereign economic and foreign policy, says Vijay Prashad of Tricontinental Institute for Social Research


Mexico's new president throws down gauntlet to oil majors - Reuters

Roger Waters: Neoliberalism Is Fueling the Flames of Fascism

After performing in Brazil, Roger Waters discusses the rise of Jair Bolsonaro and the Murder of Marielle Franco


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”.


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.


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.


‘India’s unapproved drug combinations are risky -SciDev.Net
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.


Shell verbindt beloningsbeleid topmedewerkers aan CO2-doelen - NU
Wereldleiders bijeen op klimaattop over broeikasgas: 'Het wordt spannend' - RTL

December 4, 2018

Parts Unknown: Bhutan by Late Anthony

Documentary by Late Anthony Borden Zero Point Zero - CNN

King of Bhutan gives up his absolute monarchy - Independent

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


War no option for India and Pakistan, says Imran Khan - News24
- Not in Pakistan's interest to allow use of our soil for terrorism: Imran Khan - India Times

Ready to hold talks with Modi: Imran Khan - The Week
America’s imperial hubris is pushing Pakistan into the arms of Russia & China - RT

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.


Opposition: 'Mob boss' Netanyahu must quit (video)- JPost
Opposition excoriates PM for saying criminal probes were ‘skewed from the start’ - Times of Israel

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.


Hamas: We are not terrorists - Arutz Sheva
Fatah slams US-sponsored anti-Hamas UN draft resolution - Peninsula

Hamas: Truce with Israel Ongoing Regardless of Stalled Reconciliation - Al-Awsat

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.


Microsoft Will Give US Military Access to 'All the Technology We Create' -
Microsoft will give the U.S. military access to 'all the technology we create' - LA Times

Continuing on the path toward digital peace - Microsoft
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.


Trump abruptly cancels planned Putin meeting - CNN
Trump Cancels Meeting With Putin, Citing Naval Clash Between Russia and Ukraine - NY Times

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.


Yemen war: Vote in US Senate delivers rebuke to Trump - BBC
Senate advances bill to end U.S. involvement in Yemen war after 'inadequate' briefing on Saudi Arabia - NBC

Senate defies White House on Saudi support in Yemen - Politico
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 financiën 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.


Shell verbindt beloningsbeleid topmedewerkers aan CO2-doelen - NU

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.


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.


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.


France and Germany Step In to Circumvent Iran Sanctions (paywall) - WSJ
India’s oil imports from Iran jump 39 per cent in October (video) - PressTV

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.

Come Say Hi

Best Ever Food Review Show

November 25, 2018

Israeli government video: Welcome to the home of the Jewish people

Saudi Dissidents Hit With Stealth iPhone Spyware Before Khashoggi's Murder

President Trump committed to standing with Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, amidst a global furor over the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But the Saudi regime's campaign against dissidents living aboard was apparently more widespread than previously known, and included a spate of insidious digital attacks in the months leading up to Khashoggi's death.

One of those dissidents is the well-known YouTube comic and satirist Ghanem Almasarir, based in London. Read more.


Israeli Cyber Firm Negotiated Advanced Attack Capabilities Sale With Saudis, Haaretz Reveals (paywall) - Haaretz

Terrorists target neighborhoods in Aleppo city with shells containing toxic gas, causing asphyxiation among civilians

Aleppo, SANA – Terrorist groups on Saturday evening fired rocket shells containing toxic gases at al-Khalidiye and al-Neel Street neighborhoods in Aleppo city.

SANA’s correspondent in Aleppo reported that the attack caused 50 civilians to suffer from asphyxiation. Read more.


Over 70 people hospitalized in Syria's Aleppo after militants shell city with poison gas – reports - RT

Airstrikes by US-led coalition take lives of 20 more civilians in Syria - PressTV
Russia says US views Daesh as ally to push regime change in Syria - PressTV

Syrische staatsmedia: Burgers Aleppo gewond door aanval met gasgranaten - AD

November 24, 2018

Harvard and Yale scientists planning to dim the sun to fight global warming

A new study conducted by researchers at the Harvard and Yale Universities has proposed a new way to combat the issue of global warming, dimming the sun. Even though the new method seems bit cinematic, experts believe that blotting out the sun using chemicals could help the world from fighting adverse climate change.

The study report published in the journal 'Environmental Research Letters' suggests that spraying large amounts of sulfate particles into the Earth's lower stratosphere will reduce the brightness of the sun, which will, in turn, cut down the effects of global warming by half. Read more.


Dimming the sun: The answer to global warming? (video) - CNN
Stratospheric aerosol injection tactics and costs in the first 15 years of deployment - Environmental Research Letters

Steun Trump voor Saoedi-Arabië is identiek aan Obama en hun voorgangers

Lode Vanoost - De Amerikaanse mainstream pers doet heel verontwaardigd over de steun die president Trump blijft geven aan de Saoedische kroonprins. Dat heeft alles te maken met hun afkeer van Trump, niet met Saoedi-Arabië, dat ze tot voor kort altijd ruim hebben verdedigd als een "sterke bondgenoot". Trump reproduceert getrouw het beleid van alle vorige presidenten voor hem.

Onafhankelijk journalist Glenn Greenwald is categoriek. Zijn reactie op de recente verklaring van president Trump vat hij zo samen: "Trumps amorele Saoedi-verklaring is een tientallen jaren oude, loepzuivere uitdrukking van 'Amerikaanse waarden' en een traditionele weergave van het Amerikaanse buitenlandse beleid" Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

Trump 'turning a blind eye' to Khashoggi murder: Turkey - Al Jazeera
The Saudi Crown Prince’s PR Campaign Has Totally Failed. Only Donald Trump Still Buys It. - Intercept

Trump went off-script, exposed Saudi-Israel alliance: Analyst (video) - PressTV
To unlock the diplomatic mysteries behind Khashoggi’s murder, take a look at Syria - Robert Fisk

Eerste halfjaar van de nieuwe privacywet levert ruim 7000 klachten op

De nieuwe wet rond gegevensbescherming heeft geleid tot bewustwording en een regen aan klachten.

Of de wet echt een verschil kan maken moet nog blijken. Sinds de invoering van de nieuwe privacywet, kwamen er dik 7000 klachten en tips binnen over vermeende schendingen. Lees meer.


Anonymous blows lid off huge psyop in Europe and it's funded by UK & US

Anonymous has published documents which it claims have unearthed a massive UK-led psyop to create a "large-scale information secret service" in Europe – all under the guise of countering "Russian propaganda."

In a document dump on November 5, the group exposed the UK-based 'Integrity Initiative', said to have been established by the ominously titled Institute for Statecraft in 2015. Read more.


‘Integrity Initiative’ project - CyberGuerilla
- Anonymous Exposes UK-Led Psyop To Battle "Russian Propaganda" - ZeroHedge

- Psyops oops? UK-funded 'anti-Russian' programme outed in leak (video) - RT

November 23, 2018

Trump Considering to Put Venezuela on 'State Sponsor of Terrorism' List and Intensify Sanctions

According reports in Washington Post and Reuters, the Trump administration is actively exploring the option of placing Venezuela on the state sponsor of terrorism list, to further intensify sanctions that have already caused significant damage to Venezuela's economy. 

We speak to Steve Ellner about the sanctions' effects.


U.S. considers adding Venezuela to terrorism sponsors list: source - Reuters
Trump administration prepares to add Venezuela to list of state sponsors of terrorism - Washington Post

Venezuela Looks to Dodge Sanctions & Repatriate Gold from Bank of England - Venezuelanalysis
Maduro: Venezuela Sitting on 2nd Biggest Gold Reserve on Earth - Venezuelanalysis

Venezuela is a tragedy, not a terrorist threat - Washington Post
Trump's Latin American Sanctions: Clear ‘Political Tactic' For Midterms - Venezuelanalysis

U.S. weighs sanctions on Cuban officials over role in Venezuela crackdown - Reuters

‘Ironic that US sanctions those who defeated ISIS while claiming it’s fighting terrorism’ - prof

The US has introduced sanctions against what it called a network of petroleum shipments to Syria, including Russian and Iranian companies and individuals. Washington says it wants to disrupt shipments to Syrian-owned ports. Read more.


- Reverse effect: Number of global Jihadists quadrupled since 'War on Terror' began (video) - RT

November 22, 2018

Soros sold off Facebook stocks before they tanked, documents show

Liberal financier George Soros sold off his stake in Facebook earlier this year, before the social media giant’s stocks tumbled drastically. Documents also show that Soros dumped some Netflix and Goldman Sachs shares.

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings show that the Soros Fund Management sold off all of its Facebook holdings, and cut back on holdings in Netflix and Goldman Sachs in the third quarter of 2018. Read more.


Soros foundation takes aim at Facebook, calls for congressional oversight - RT

- Facebook policy chief admits hiring PR firm to attack George Soros - Guardian
How Facebook’s P.R. Firm Brought Political Trickery to Tech - NY Times

Facebook-top wist van contact met lobbybedrijf - Bright

Historisch onderzoek: Zwarte Piet is racistische blackface-traditie

Het uiterlijk van Zwarte Piet is wel degelijk gebaseerd op de racistische blackface minstrels die in de 19de eeuw populair waren in met name het zuiden van de Verenigde Staten. Dat schrijft historica Elisabeth Koning na uitgebreid onderzoek. Haar artikel ‘Zwarte Piet, een blackfacepersonage‘ is gepubliceerd in Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis (TvG).

Hoewel anti-racisten al langer wijzen op de link tussen het karikaturale uiterlijk van Zwarte Piet en de Amerikaanse blackface-personages, houden voorstanders van de knecht van Sinterklaas stug vol dat het een niets met het ander te maken heeft. Lees meer.


Zwarte Piet, een blackfacepersonage (pdf) - TvG
Geen twijfel: 'Zwarte Piet stamt af van kindslaven' - Volkskrant

Ministerie deelt namen van Syrische groepen die steun kregen

DEN HAAG - Het ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken heeft per abuis de namen van twee gematigde strijdgroepen in Syrië bekendgemaakt die hulp van Nederland hebben gekregen. Ze worden onthuld in circa 2000 pagina’s die nu zijn vrijgegeven.

In de officiële documenten staan de namen van Jabhat al-Shamiya en de Hama Rebels Gathering. Lees meer.


November 21, 2018

Israel slams Airbnb, after the company removed home listings located in Israeli occupied West Bank

#Israel looks set to take on travel accommodation giant #Airbnb, after the company removed home listings located in the Israeli occupied #WestBank from its Website.

Airbnb says the move was down to political reasons in the disputed territory. Read more.


Airbnb to remove listings from illegal Israeli settlements (video) - Al Jazeera
Airbnb to Remove Listings in Jewish West Bank Settlements - Haaretz

Israeli minister urges Airbnb boycott, talks up rival service - Reuters
Israel may look to punish Airbnb with special tax after settlement ban - Times of Israel

Israel to turn to U.S. government over Airbnb removal of settlement listings (video) - Reuters
Israeli forces demolish dozens of Palestinian-owned shops in East Jerusalem (video) - RT

Commentaren op Airbnb’s besluit, “nu Oost-Jeruzalem nog” - DOCP

‘Assange showed that the media is an appendage of established power’ – John Pilger

On this episode of Going Underground, legendary journalist John Pilger discusses Syria and it’s ally Iran and the Trump administration’s policies towards the two countries, the Venezuela crisis, Julian Assange, austerity and the concept of approved news and unapproved opinions!

Watch the full episode.


'Provoking self-censorship': France adopts anti-fake news law (video) - RT

Muse - Propaganda

November 20, 2018

Why Did CIA Turn Against Saudi Crown Prince MBS? It's More than Khashoggi

CIA officials are signaling Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman must be replaced. Is this all about the killing of Jamal Khashoggi?

Professor Asad AbuKhalil says there are other political reasons.


Saudi foreign minister says CIA assessment on Khashoggi murder is false - Reuters
CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's death, sources say - CNN

Trump not taking punitive measures against Saudis over Khashoggi - Al Jazeera
Read Trump’s bizarre statement on Saudi Arabia and Jamal Khashoggi - Vox

Why the US won’t break up with Saudi Arabia over Jamal Khashoggi’s murder - Vox
A brave new US Congress or same old hypocrisy? - RT

"Saudi royal family members against Bin Salman" (video) - PressTV

Trump: Opzeggen wapencontracten om moord Khashoggi zou dom zijn - AD
Trump: kroonprins wist mogelijk van moord - Telegraaf

Saudi Arabia continues to pound Yemen's Hudaydah

Saudi Arabia continues to pound the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah despite UN-led ceasefire efforts.

Saudi warplanes carried out more than 10 air strikes on Hudaydah. Locals say fierce battles could also be heard on the edges of the city. Riyadh has also confirmed that it is continuing military operations against the strategic port.


Yemen peace prospects rise as government, Houthis closer to talks (video) - Al Jazeera

BOJ's Kuroda rules out early end of negative rate policy

TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Tuesday ruled out the chance of abandoning negative interest rates in the near-term, saying they are necessary to accelerate inflation to his 2 percent inflation target.

Kuroda also said there was no need to ramp up stimulus, arguing that the current ultra-loose program was enough to accelerate inflation to the BOJ’s target. Read more.


US Dept of Defense Failed Audit While Spending $5.9 Trillion Since 9/11

The Watson Institute released its report 'Costs of War,' showing astronomical costs of $5.9 trillion and at least 500,000 killed due to the never-ending war on terror. Is there an alternative?

The report was published on the heels of the news that the Pentagon failed its first and only audit.


Pentagon spends $500 million to fix problems found in audit - CNN
Pentagon komt zoals verwacht niet door eerste audit heen - Accountant

Erdoğan-Putin mark completion of offshore section of Turkish Stream

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Nov. 19 attended the completion ceremony of the offshore section of the Turkish Stream Project (TurkStream).

“For us, Russia is a friend we can have long term cooperation with and is an important natural gas supplier,” the president said, speaking at the ceremony. Read more.


Imran Khan hits back at Trump's 'tirade' against Pakistan

PM hits back at 'false assertions' by US president, who accused Islamabad of not doing 'a damn thing' for Washington.

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Donald Trump needs to inform himself about historical facts after the US president alleged that Islamabad did not adequately support the Washington-led "war on terror". Read more.

Al Jazeera

Pakistan Angered by Trump’s Claim That It Does ‘Nothing’ for U.S. - NY Times

British foreign secretary in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has met with his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in the Iranian capital Tehran for talks that were expected to focus on a 2015 multilateral nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.

The British official arrived in the Iranian capital earlier on Monday and later met with Zarif. Read more.


Jeremy Hunt warns of Middle East 'first world war risk' on Iran visit - Guardian
Jeremy Hunt urges Iran to release Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe ahead of trip to Tehran - Telegraph

Germany issuing travel bans to 18 Saudis over Khashoggi's death

Germany is banning 18 Saudi citizens suspected of being involved in Jamal Khashoggi's death from entering Europe's Schengen zone. The government says it is also halting previously approved arms exports to Saudi Arabia.

Germany has triggered proceedings to ban 18 Saudi citizens allegedly involved in the murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi from entering Europe's border-free Schengen zone, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday. Read more.


Trump: No reason to hear tape of 'vicious' murder (video) - Al Jazeera
Amid Khashoggi questions, Trump won’t listen to death tape - Hürriyet

No 'final conclusion' on killing: US State Department (video) - Al Jazeera

Tesla Technology Has Been Revived

Britain's enemy is not Russia but its own ruling class, UN report confirms

As the UK political establishment rips itself to pieces over Brexit, a far greater crisis continues to afflict millions of victims of Tory austerity.

A devastating UN report into poverty in the UK provides incontrovertible evidence that the enemy of the British people is the very ruling class that has gone out of its way these past few years to convince them it is Russia. Read more.


Dilma Rousseff at CLACSO: We Have to Resist

November 19, 2018

If Voting Changed Anything... #PropagandaWatch

If voting changed anything they'd make it illegal.d But why doesn't it change anything? After all, it's the elected politicians who steer the ship of state, isn't it? Isn't it?

Join James for today's edition of #PropagandaWatch where he explores the hidden history of WWI and exposes the lie that your vote counts. Read more.

Corbett Report

November 18, 2018

Thousands protest in London against Far-Right support

Tens of thousands of British people take to the streets to make their voices heard against the worrying trend of far-right sentiment in the world

The protest comes amid political turmoil in the country over Brexit, which has largely been blamed on racial divides.


Steve Bannon appearance sparks student protest at Oxford (video) - RT