May 22, 2019

State Bureau of Investigation launches probe against Poroshenko

The fifth President of Ukraine is accused of state treason

State Bureau of Investigation launched a probe under the application of Andriy Portnov, who accuses the fifth President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko of state treason, as the press office of the establishment reported. Read more.

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Why Is The Bilderberg 2019 Location Still a Secret?



We’re just weeks out from when Bilderberg normally holds its annual meeting, and so far, nothing has officially been announced regarding where the meeting will be held, who will be in attendance, or what topics they plan to discuss this year. The group typically meets at the end of May or beginning of June, but this year they have not even announced on what days the secretive elite confab will be taking place.

This is unprecedented in modern times; last year the date and location was announced in late January for the June 7-10 meeting in Turin, Italy. Read more.

Truthstream Media

May 21, 2019

Peter & Paul Manning - Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile



Dave Emory with Peter Manning on his father Paul Manning and the horror the Manning family went through because of Paul Manning's book Martin Bormann: Nazi in Exile

Laurence de Mello, May 2, 2014, in The Real Deal with Jim Fetzer. On Bormann's escape from Berlin and his life in Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. Also some.

Tony Gosling with Julian Charles in The Mind Renewed, Revelations Radio Network April 24, 2013. Tony Gosling, investigative radio journalist and ex-BBC.

Credits: Discussion about the origins and objectives of the infamous Bilderberg group in the run-up to.

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May 18, 2019

Life in West Bank Palestine

Anti-coup activists charged with ‘interfering’ in US raid on Venezuelan embassy

Four protesters arrested inside the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, DC have been released pending hearing – but could face up to a year in jail for trying to prevent a takeover of the building by the US-backed opposition.

Members of the Embassy Protection Collective have been released on various conditions after their arrest Thursday afternoon by heavily armed US police. Read more.

RT

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May 5, 2019

EU, Britain censure fresh US restrictions on Iran's oil, nuclear sectors

The European signatories to the 2015 Iran deal have censured recent decisions by the United to stop sanctions waivers for Iran oil imports and to impose restrictions on the country’s exports of enriched uranium.

"We ... take note with regret and concern of the decision by the United States not to extend waivers with regards to trade in oil with Iran," Britain's foreign office said in a joint statement with its German and French counterparts and the European Union (EU) on Saturday. Read more.

PressTV

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The Calm After the Storm in Venezuela: Opposition and Government Measure Support in Streets



It would seem that the April 30th coup effort by Juan Guaidó backfired and energized the Chavista base while it demoralized the opposition. Mike Fox reports from Caracas.

TRNN

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May 3, 2019

Billionaire founder of opioid firm guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe drug

The head of a leading drug manufacturer has been found guilty of bribing doctors to prescribe a dangerous painkiller to patients who did not need it, in the first criminal conviction of a pharma chief over the opioid epidemic.

A Boston jury also found John Kapoor, the 75-year-old billionaire founder of Insys Theraputics, guilty of defrauding insurance companies in the push to sell Subsys, a spray made from fentanyl, a synthetic opioid many times stronger than morphine. Read more.

Guardian

May 2, 2019

Venezuelan Military Putsch Defeated as Leopoldo Lopez Takes Refuge in Spanish Embassy

Opposition protesters clashed with security forces while government supporters swiftly mobilized to defend the presidential palace.

Caracas, April 30, 2019 (venezuelanalysis.com) – “Interim President” Juan Guaido and right-wing opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez spearheaded an unsuccessful coup attempt in Caracas on Tuesday. Read more.

Venezuelanalysis

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- 25 Venezuelan Troops Seek Asylum in Brazil After Coup Attempt - teleSUR

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April 28, 2019

America's Birthplace 2019: A UNESCO World Heritage Site of Global Culture and Interdependence



It’s honestly a weird feeling to go to the birthplace of America – where the ideals of freedom, liberty, independence, etc. were enshrined – only to find that these symbols have been watered down, transferred, or stolen, and subsumed into a “global vision” that lacks substance, sovereignty or liberty of any kind. And yes, U.S. of A. is a “republic” not a “democracy” in the first place – but the powers that be are replacing either/both of those anyway…

The United Nations takeover of United States’ landmarks is sending a clear message to newer generations – that the days of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, independence, and the like are somehow gone – magically evaporated in the wake of a new world order that no one voted for, only a tiny elite few championed, and yet everyone is supposed to yield and submit to.

Truthstream Media

April 25, 2019

Afghan and U.S.-led allied forces killed more civilians than Taliban in first three months, U.N. says

Kabul, Afghanistan -- Afghan and international forces have killed more civilians than the Taliban and other militants in the first three months of this year -- the first time deaths caused by government forces and their allies have exceeded those caused by their enemies, a new U.N. report said Wednesday. The insurgents were still responsible, however, for the majority of the killed and wounded civilians combined, according to the report by the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan.

The report said that 1,773 civilians were killed or wounded overall in the three months -- a significant drop from the same period last year, when 2,305 civilians were killed or wounded in conflict. Read more.

CNBC

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Psychedelic Psychotherapy: Using LSD, MDMA and Psilocybin to Treat Mental Health



While psychedelic drugs such as LSD, psilocybin, and DMT are most commonly associated with recreational highs and headtrips, a groundswell of academic opinion suggests that the substances could be utilised to serve a raft of therapeutic benefits as well. In Australia, official trials of medicinal psychedelics are only just starting to get off the ground. 

But a small community of experimental psychotherapists—along with self-medicating users—have been using acid and mushrooms to treat mental health conditions for years, with promising results. We speak to some of the people who are at the coalface of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy in Australia—and hear their views on how mind-expanding drugs could be the next frontier in mental health treatment.

Please note that since this video was made, a medical trial using psilocybin for palliative care patients will be introduced in Melbourne, Australia. Read more.

Vice

April 21, 2019

Cut Military Aid, Not Humanitarian Aid, to Reduce Refugee Numbers



Trump's announcement to cut humanitarian aid to Central America will not have much effect. It's the military aid that reinforces brutality in Guatemala and Honduras, says Prof. Adrienne Pine.

TRNN

Tweede man van Forum Henk Otten: ‘Baudet trekt de partij te veel naar rechts’

Mede-oprichter FVD Het is hoog tijd dat Forum voor Democratie meer van zichzelf laat zien dan alleen voorman Thierry Baudet, vindt mede-oprichter Henk Otten.

We zullen Henk Otten, zegt Henk Otten, vaker gaan zien. En wat hem betreft ook andere, nu nog onbekende politici van Forum voor Democratie. De tijd is voorbij, vindt Otten, dat dat alleen de partij was van Thierry Baudet, en ook wel van het ándere Kamerlid, Theo Hiddema. Lees meer.

NRC

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De Thaise constructie van televisiebaas Frans Klein

NPO-chef Frans Klein was bestuurder van een brievenbusfirma voor zijn broer, die kampte met schulden van Thaise restaurants. Waarom deed Klein, die gaat over 500 miljoen subsidiegelden, dit? „Je mag het naïef noemen.” Het uitzicht is adembenemend.

Vanaf het balkon van 15 Alexandra Corniche in Hythe, even ten zuiden van het Engelse Dover, kun je op een heldere dag Frankrijk zien. Lees meer.

NRC

April 14, 2019

IS targets the Philippines



Is the so-called "Islamic State" aiming to use the Philippines as its bridgehead in Asia? IS took control of the predominantly Muslim city of Marawi in 2017, and it took the Philippine army five months to take it back.

We report from a country that the so-called "Islamic State" apparently wants to use as a bridgehead to spread its ideology in Asia. Marawi's total destruction made the Philippine state look weak and incapable of defending its own territory. The IS fighters may have been defeated, but the grueling house-to-house fighting against a well-equipped army supported by the USA was a propaganda coup for the Caliphate. Martial law still applies on Mindanao, the second largest island in the south of the Philippines where Marawi is located.

More than 60,000 of the city’s inhabitants are still living in refugee camps or other emergency shelters, and reconstruction could take years. The terrorist group’s capture of Marawi was the climax to an old, religiously charged conflict that IS did not cause but was able to exploit. A feud between local Muslim inhabitants and Christian colonial rulers and settlers from the north of the archipelago has been smoldering in the south of the Philippines for more than 400 years. Many Muslims still complain about the discrimination they face from a mainly Catholic society, which is an ideal environment for the recruitment of new fighters for jihad.

The fact that the Islamists' black flag flew over Marawi for 154 days could boost radical forces throughout the entire region. IS terrorists are also targeting neighboring Indonesia. And Rodrigo Duterte, a president better known for his toughness than his talent for peace making, is pouring fuel on the flames. Read more.

DW

April 13, 2019

The dangerous health business



More and more people are dying or suffering injury from unsafe medical devices such as prostheses, pacemakers or breast implants. In Germany, such incidents have tripled over the last 10 years, whilst in the USA it’s five times as many.

Jürgen Thoma, who needed a new hip in 2005, says "We were the guinea pigs". He was recommended a new product, an "innovation" better than anything on the market so far. But this "innovation" has probably caused massive suffering to hundreds of people.

The metal in the prostheses deteriorated due to abrasion and many patients suffered from metal poisoning that ate into their bones. Thomas Woska suffered years of pain until a defective prosthetic disc was removed from his back in a lengthy operation. The prosthesis had disintegrated, distributing fragments of plastic along the channel of his spinal cord.

Internal documents from companies and ministries and countless conversations with industry representatives and whistleblowers show that side effects are repeatedly concealed. The authorities usually leave it to the manufacturers to recall defective products or issue safety warnings. Since 2010, this has happened around 1000 times a year, an average of about three times a day, but the authorities seem to have ordered only six recalls during the same period.

Often nothing at all is done about defective products. Doctors regularly implant products that have hardly been tested. Internal documents from 2016 show that even the Ministry of Health assumes that only one in ten medical devices with the highest risk levels has been clinically tested, and the public is largely unaware of the risks. By linking compensation payments to obligations of confidentiality, companies prevent patients from talking about their cases.

More than 250 journalists from almost 60 different media companies were involved in the worldwide research into medical products under the title "The Implant Files," including the BBC, Le Monde and representatives from Japan, Pakistan, Mexico, Tunisia and many European countries.

DW

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Pilger: What got Assange into trouble was exposing the homicidal nature of American wars



Journalist and documentary filmmaker, John Pilger, thinks among all the leaks, what really landed Assange in trouble, was the revelation of the true nature of modern war.

RT

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March 27, 2019

The Scary Future of America!


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VVD en CDA, leg om het FvD een cordon sanitaire

Beste VVD’ers en CDA’ers, het is hoog tijd om een cordon sanitaire tegen Thierry Baudet en zijn Forum voor Democratie te sluiten.

Een partij die racisme, vrouwenhaat en xenofobie in het algemeen promoot is bij de Provinciale Statenverkiezingen van woensdag 20 maart de grootste geworden. VVD en CDA moeten uitspreken dat ze niet met het extreemrechtse Forum voor Democratie gaan samenwerken. Het is hoog tijd voor een cordon sanitaire. Lees meer.

Jalta

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March 26, 2019

Trump signs declaration recognizing Israel's sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights



In a joint press conference with Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday, Trump hailed the “powerful” relationship between the US and Israel, while Netanyahu called the signing “historic justice” and a 'diplomatic victory.' Read more.

RT

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March 17, 2019

Radioactive Art in Fukushima | Don’t Follow the Wind



The Creators Project heads to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster zone to get an exclusive look at Japanese art collective, Chim↑Pom's latest project "Don't Follow The Wind."

This group of installations feature the work of various artists and are housed by four buildings inside the exclusion zone, serving as a monument to the disaster and its ongoing consequences.

We sit down with Ryuta Ushiro and Ellie of Chim↑Pom, as well as featured artists Ai WeiWei, Trevor Paglen, and Eva and Franco Mattes to chat about how and why building this installation inside the radioactive space was essential in communicating the devastating impact of the disaster.

Vice

US airstrikes increase in a secret, secret war in Somalia, and no one’s paying attention



With so many little wars to keep track of, you probably haven’t noticed that the US has quietly been increasing its airstrikes against targets in Somalia. It seems few people in Washington have either.

In recent months, dozens of Al-Shabaab terrorist suspects have been killed by American drones and planes in Somalia, reportedly thanks to a surplus becoming available from Syria. However, in a familiar pattern, the US military has denied any civilians were harmed, while locals and aid agencies deny that denial.

A former US ambassador to Somalia told the New York Times: “It could be there is some well-thought-out strategy behind all of this, but I really doubt it.”

Another former US government official described Somalia as a “massive war on autopilot.”

RT

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March 14, 2019

In Rebuke to Trump, Senate Votes Again to End Aid to Saudi War in Yemen

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday again rebuked President Trump for his continued defense of Saudi Arabia after the killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, voting for a second time to end American military assistance for the kingdom’s war in Yemen and to curtail presidential war powers.

The 54-to-46 vote, condemning a nearly four-year conflict in Yemen that has killed thousands of civilians and inflicted a devastating famine, sets the foundation for what could become Mr. Trump’s first presidential veto, with the House expected to overwhelmingly pass the measure, possibly this month. Read more.

NY Times

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March 13, 2019

Chinese Man - Modern Slave

The Chemical Brothers - Free Yourself

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EU warns US against military action on Venezuela

The European Union has cautioned the United States against taking military action against Venezuela, saying the Latin American country’s crisis has to be resolved through peaceful and political solutions.

"We believe that no military development, from inside or outside of the country, would be acceptable," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini told a United Nations Security Council meeting on cooperation between the European Union and the UN on Tuesday. Read more.

PressTV

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Despite Opposition Sabotage Attempts, We Have Succeeded: Rodriguez (video>) - teleSUR

Arrest of Murder Suspects in Rio Spotlights Bolsonaro Family

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro and his sons were in the spotlight on Tuesday over their ties with two suspected killers, reviving a sense of unease over his administration.

The day started with a police raid on the gated community in Rio de Janeiro where the president lives. One of his neighbors, a former police officer, was arrested for the murder of Marielle Franco. Read more.

Bloomberg

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Verdachten in Rio opgepakt voor moord op linkse politica - NOS

March 12, 2019

Head of ‘Blackwater’ wants to end 18-year Afghan conflict with another war



Founder of the notorious #Blackwater firm Erik Prince wants to end the 18-year #Afghan stalemate with… another #war which could see 6,000 mercenaries replace US troops on the ground once they leave the country. Read more.

RT

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March 9, 2019

It’s Time to Tell the Truth: Israeli Journalist Gideon Levy Supports Ilhan Omar’s Critique of Israel



The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution Thursday condemning anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination, white supremacy and other forms of hate, following a week of debate among congressional Democrats.

The controversy began after some lawmakers accused Democratic Congressmember Ilhan Omar of invoking anti-Semitic tropes while questioning U.S. foreign policy on Israel. The House leadership initially drafted a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in what was seen as a direct rebuke of Omar.

But many progressive Democrats said Omar, one of the first two Muslim Congresswoman in U.S. history, was unfairly being singled out. The split within the Democratic Party forced the leadership to withdraw its initial resolution and then present a much broader one. Congressmember Ilhan Omar voted for and praised the new resolution in a joint statement with fellow Muslim lawmakers Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and André Carson of Indiana.

We speak with Gideon Levy, Haaretz columnist and member of the newspaper’s editorial board. His latest piece is headlined “Keep It Up, Ilhan Omar.”

Democracy Now!

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Pre-IDF Brigades: Haganah, Irgun and Lechi



This week, we’re examining the underground militias that preceded the IDF and looking at the divisions that pitted Jew against Jew in pre-State Israel. Lechi. Irgun. Haganah. We ask who these groups were, what caused them to - briefly - unite and what led them to ultimately disband.

This is one of the more difficult periods in Israeli history and a subject that raises a lot of questions. After all, we aren’t talking about polite squabbles. This was real life-on-the-line-type of disagreements between Jewish groups that led to intimidation, violence and even assassinations and bombings.

The violence and actions of the period we’re talking about, from the 1930s to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948 showed the British (who ruled Palestine at the time) and the rest of the international community how important the establishment of a Jewish state meant to the Jewish people.

But did obtaining the Zionist dream come at the expense of morals, especially Jewish morals?

Photo/Video Credit:
- GPO Israel/KLUGER ZOLTAN/FRITZ COHEN/Milner Moshe/Pinn Hanns
- Courtesy of Jabotinsky Institute
- Courtesy of United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- Courtesy of Beit Hatfusot
- Courtesy of Israel State Archives

Jerusalem U

March 7, 2019

Trump Cancels U.S. Report on Civilian Deaths in Drone Strikes

President Donald Trump revoked a requirement that U.S. intelligence officials publicly report the number of civilians killed in drone strikes and other attacks on terrorist targets outside war zones.

Trump formally ended the requirement with an executive order on Wednesday, months after signaling such a move. Read more.

Bloomberg

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March 6, 2019

"Tegen de criminalisering van antizionisme in Frankrijk"

400 Franse intellectuelen hebben in de krant Libération een open brief aan president Macron gericht, als protest tegen zijn voornemen antizionisme te criminaliseren door het gelijk te schakelen met antisemitisme. "Als U van plan bent ons te vervolgen, om ons het zwijgen op te leggen, of zelfs om ons in de Bastille te gooien, wel, dan weet U ons te vinden."

Mijnheer de President,
U heeft recent verklaard de intentie te hebben om het antizionisme te criminaliseren. U heeft deze verklaring afgelegd nadat U ze had besproken met Benjamin Netanyahu, net voor u zich naar het diner van de CRIF begaf (Conseil Représentatif des Institutions Juives de France – Representatieve Raad van de Joodse Instellingen in Frankrijk). Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

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March 4, 2019

Age of Surveillance Capitalism: “We Thought We Were Searching Google, But Google Was Searching Us”



Corporations have created a new kind of marketplace out of our private human experiences. That is the conclusion of an explosive new book that argues big tech platforms like Facebook and Google are elephant poachers, and our personal data is ivory tusks.

Author Shoshana Zuboff writes in “The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power”: “At its core, surveillance capitalism is parasitic and self-referential. It revives Karl Marx’s old image of capitalism as a vampire that feeds on labor, but with an unexpected turn. Instead of labor, surveillance capitalism feeds on every aspect of every human’s experience.” Read more.

Democracy Now

Bolton: US wants ‘broad’ regime-change coalition on Venezuela



Venezuela's self-proclaimed interim president, Juan Guaido, has pledged to return to the country he supposedly leads on Monday. US National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned against to any attempts to prevent Guaido's return. Read more.

RT

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March 3, 2019

US-backed forces move against last ISIL-held stronghold in Syria



U.S.-backed forces in #Syria have launched an assault on, what they call, the last #ISIL-held area near the Iraqi border.

The village of #Baghouz has been a hotspot for the Syrian Democratic Forces for several weeks. They say hundreds of civilians withdrew from the area a day before the attack.

RT

March 1, 2019

Nederland raakte gaandeweg controle kwijt over NLA-programma

Een deel van de steungoederen die Nederland naar Syrische opstandelingen stuurde, zou in handen zijn gekomen van terreurbeweging Jabhat al-Nusra. Dat vertellen betrokkenen en oud-medewerkers van de bedrijven die het steunprogramma in Syrië namens Nederland uitvoerden, aan Nieuwsuur en Trouw. De bedoeling was juist dat het steunprogramma "gematigde" strijdgroepen zou versterken.

Jabhat al-Nusra, de Syrische variant van al-Qaida, zou de Nederlandse goederen in de meeste gevallen in beslag hebben genomen. Lees meer.

NOS

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Netanyahu to Be Charged With Bribery Pending Hearing

Attorney general also intends to indict Netanyahu for breach of trust in two other cases. Decision comes a month and a half before the election.

Israel's Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit announced on Thursday his decision to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in three separate cases, pending a hearing. Read more.

Haaretz

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Trump Ordered Officials to Give Jared Kushner a Security Clearance

WASHINGTON — President Trump ordered his chief of staff to grant his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, a top-secret security clearance last year, overruling concerns flagged by intelligence officials and the White House’s top lawyer, four people briefed on the matter said. 

Mr. Trump’s decision in May so troubled senior administration officials that at least one, the White House chief of staff at the time, John F. Kelly, wrote a contemporaneous internal memo about how he had been “ordered” to give Mr. Kushner the top-secret clearance. Read more.

NY Times

President Trump said the Islamic State’s caliphate is over

BEIRUT — President Trump’s surprise announcement Thursday that “we just took over” the last Islamic State-controlled territory in Syria came as news to U.S.-backed forces leading the fight on the ground, spokesmen said.

 Fighters and civilians have streamed out of the Syrian hamlet of Baghouz in recent weeks, surrendering to U.S.-backed troops as the battle to rid the Islamic State group of its territory grinds to an end. Read more. + video.

Washington Post

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February 25, 2019

Cell Phone RADIATION & 5G DANGERS | An In-Depth Exploration

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Hezbollah: US main cause of persisting crisis in Syria

A high-ranking member of the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says the United States is the main cause of the persisting crisis in Syria.

In remarks published by Hezbollah’s Media Relations Office on Sunday, Hezbollah Deputy Secretary General Sheikh Naim Qassem said the US had prolonged the presence of foreign-backed militants in the Middle Eastern country. Read more.

PressTV

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February 22, 2019

India to block Kashmir water supply from Pakistan



India has stepped up its response against Pakistan, a week after an attack in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed 40 members of their security forces. A senior minister has announced that New Delhi will block the flow of its share of water from rivers originating in the disputed region into Pakistan.

Of the total 207 billion cubic metres, India's share of water from three rivers is nearly 20 percent. India currently uses 93 percent of its share from three rivers under the "Indus Waters Treaty". The other seven percent goes to Pakistan.

The World Bank treaty gives India access to three eastern rivers, and Pakistan access to three western rivers. India's decision will not affect Pakistan's access to the western rivers allowed under the treaty.

Al Jazeera's Faiz Jamil has more from New Delhi.

Al Jazeera

Han Solo Pimps World Government - #PropagandaWatch



Fresh off the heels of pimping for Amazon, Harrison Ford is back at it, this time lending his face and voice to climate change buffoonery for the World Government Summit taking place in the United Arab Emirates.

I wish I was making this up. Today, I break down the World Government Summit and the real nature of these globalist institutions that seemingly sprout out of nowhere. Read more.

Corbett Report

France considers anti-Zionism as hate crime: President Macron

February 19, 2019

NATO’s Atlantic Council hijacks Munich conference with revisionist ‘principles’ declaration

Taking over the annual Munich security conference, the Atlantic Council has come out with a declaration of principles that seeks to legitimize the rogue behavior of the West after the Cold War as a ‘rules-based’ world order.

For almost three decades now, Washington and its numerous clients and allies have insisted they were only upholding a “rules-based international order” against those who seek to challenge it, be it “rogue states” such as North Korea and Iran or great powers such as Russia and China. Read more.

RT

More sanctions: US hits Maduro government with new penalties



#Washington is continuing to ramp up the pressure on the Venezuelan government. On Friday, it hit the crisis-stricken country's state-owned oil company, and five of Nicolas #Maduro's top officials, with a fresh wave of #sanctions.

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- Venezuela's Exit From U.S. Sanctions? Show Maduro the Door - Bloomberg
- Venezuela turns to India for oil exports as U.S. sanctions bite - Reuters

Trump Hits Venezuela with More Sanctions as US Military Planes Bring ‘Aid’ - Venezuelanalysis

Mercenary team? 5 US citizens among heavily armed group arrested amid Haiti protests

A group of seven foreigners and one local were apprehended by Haitian authorities amid violent unrest in the nation. The suspects, who allegedly have military backgrounds, were equipped with an arsenal of guns and even drones.

The group was apprehended on Sunday in the Haitian capital city of Port-au-Prince, shortly after leaving the Bank of Haiti, local newspaper Le Nouvelliste reported. Read more.

RT

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Haiti arrests: US confirms Americans among group detained - BBC
5 Americans arrested in Haiti as violent protests continue - CNN

Haiti’s Unfolding Revolution Is Directly Linked to Venezuela’s - Haïti Liberté
Er vindt een revolutie plaats in Haïti, rechtstreeks verbonden met VS-ingrijpen in Venezuela - Krapuul

Haïti volksopstand tegen een regime waar u niets over hoeft te horen - De Wereld Morgen

January 18, 2019

Huawei or US way? The fight for 5G dominance



China's ambassador to Canada has hit out at Justin Trudeau's government - warning of consequences if Huawei is frozen out of the country's 5G network. Read more.

RT

Spaanse extreem-rechtse partij VOX gefinancierd met Iraans geld

De Spaanse extreemrechtse partij VOX won in de Zuid-Spaanse regio Andalusië vanuit het niets 12 van de 109 zetels in het regionale parlement. De partij bekent nu dat 80 procent van hun campagne voor de EU-verkiezingen van 2014 gefinancierd werden met geld van aanhangers van de Iraanse oppositiegroep Nationale Verzetsraad van Iran. Sven Tuytens geeft toelichting vanuit Spanje.

De Spaanse kieswet is nochtans zeer duidelijk. Het is voor politieke partijen verboden om geld uit het buitenland te ontvangen eens verkiezingen aangekondigd zijn. Lees meer.

De Wereld Morgen

Israel hacking Lebanese through smartphone apps



Lebanese authorities are calling on their citizens to refrain from using certain smartphone apps that have been developed by Israel. Experts say the apps could hack the smartphones to control all personal data.

PressTV’s Rana Aladdin reports from Beirut.

PressTV

Does Society Realize It Is Being Initiated?

Something Is Happening In Egypt.. Are THEY Hiding It?

January 17, 2019

US 'trying to intervene' in Venezuela... to 'save' its people



Venezuela's political crisis deepens - with the U.S. reportedly considering throwing its full weight behind the opposition leader, after rejecting the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro's presidency.

RT

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United States considers hitting Venezuela with oil embargo - RT
Venezuelan Opposition Leader Criticized Group Lima Statements (video) - teleSUR

Maduro is a usurper. It’s time to restore democracy in Venezuela - Washington Post
Venezuela’s opposition is gambling it all on a young and untested activist named Juan Guaidó - Washington Post

Israel's new 'apartheid road' is about more than just segregation

Israel claims the new road, which separates Israelis and Palestinians by an eight-meter wall, alleviates traffic for settlers while helping Palestinians travel around the West Bank. Critics say it will help create Israeli-only enclaves free of any Palestinian presence.

Israel unveiled a new segregated highway in the occupied West Bank last week, with a giant eight-meter concrete wall separating Palestinian and Israeli drivers on either side. Read more.

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Israel opens 'apartheid road' in occupied West Bank - Al Jazeera
- ‘Apartheid road’: RT tests notorious West Bank highway segregating Palestinian & Israeli drivers (video) - RT

January 15, 2019

IDF chief finally acknowledges that Israel supplied weapons to Syrian rebels

In interview with UK’s Sunday Times, outgoing army commander Gadi Eisenkot says Israel gave opposition groups light arms ‘for self-defense’ 

Outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot this weekend acknowledged for the first time that Israel had indeed provided weaponry to Syrian rebel groups in the Golan Heights during the country’s seven-year civil war. Read more.

Times of Israel

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Pummel the bases, miss the men — Israel’s invisible war in Syria - Sunday Times

Israel Secretly Armed and Funded 12 Syrian Rebel Groups, Report Says - Haaretz

Netanyahu confirms assaults on Damascus airport



Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has confirmed carrying out airstrikes on the Syrian capital on Friday 

Netanyahu said the attack hit warehouses containing Iranian weapons in Damascus international airport. Netanyahu added that Israel is more determined than ever to act against Iran in Syria.

Meanwhile, Israel’s outgoing army chief also confirmed that Tel Aviv has conducted thousands of airstrikes inside Syria over the past two years, without claiming responsibility. Gadi Eisenkot claimed that the attacks mostly hit Iranian targets. Tehran has yet to react to the Israeli claims. Iran has repeatedly said that it only deploys advisers in Syria at the country's request.

On Saturday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry wrote to the United Nations to condemn the latest Israeli attacks, describing them as an attempt to prolong the war on Syria.

PressTV

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Israel Strikes Syria: Satellite Images Show Iranian Weapons Depot Targeted Near Damascus (video) - Haaretz

- Why lift the fog of IDF actions in Syria - JPost
IDF chief finally acknowledges that Israel supplied weapons to Syrian rebels - Times of Israel

Response to US global bullying: Iran, India ditch dollar to continue trading oil despite sanctions

In an effort to circumvent US-imposed sanctions, India and Iran have reportedly ditched the US dollar and are trading oil in rupees. The reason becomes clear after considering the dynamics at play in the region.

In mid-February last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited India, and the two countries signed nine agreements signalling a strengthening of ties. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to celebrate the growing relationship, stating that it was “a matter of great pleasure” for India that an Iranian president came to India “after a gap of 10 years.” Read more.

RT

January 14, 2019

‘Consider the danger’: US ambassador threatens to sanction German Nord Stream 2 companies



A US ambassador has reportedly threatened to punish German contributors involved in the multinational Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, and has tried to fan the ‘Russia scare’ to make his point. Read more.

RT

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US Ambassador Richard Grenell threatens German firms over Russian pipeline - DW
'VS dreigt ook met sancties tegen Duitse bedrijven vanwege pijpleiding' - NOS

New Evidence Links UK RAF Pilot to 1961 UN Sec Gen Plane Crash Death

Investigators claim that a 1961 plane crash in Africa that resulted in the death of United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld and all else aboard may have been the result of a missile shot from another aircraft piloted by Belgian RAF member Jan van Risseghem, who was a mercenary pilot on behalf of Congolese rebels at the time.

Hammarskjold, a key post-World-War-II Swedish diplomat, and 15 others were killed when their plane came down in the jungle as it approached Ndola in what is now Zambia. Read more.

Sputnik

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Documentary claims UN secretary general was assassinated in 1961 plane crash - Times of Israel

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High-profile opposition leader ready for talks with Syria govt.

The head of a foreign-backed Syrian opposition group says he is ready to visit Damascus for talks with the government following reports that the United States has started withdrawing its troops from the country.

Ahmad Jarba, leader of the Cairo-based Tomorrow Movement, made the announcement during a visit to Baghdad, Lebanon’s al-Mayadeen television channel reported on Sunday. Read more.

PressTV

Cheney’s Lies Left Middle East in Flames – Film Review of “Vice” with Wilkerson and Jay

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Larry Wilkerson tells the story of Powell’s fateful speech to the UN that prepared the way for the invasion; he’s asked why he and Powell didn’t quit – Col. Lawrence Wilkerson joins TRNN’s Paul Jay. Read more.

TRNN

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Trump threatens to ‘devastate Turkey economically’ if it attacks Kurds amid US withdrawal from Syria

Donald Trump has warned its NATO ally to beware of the devastative wrath of US economic pressure if Turkey dares to attack the Kurdish allies America is leaving behind in its “long overdue” pull-out of troops from Syria.

The US military, Trump promised, will still use an “existing nearby base,” apparently in Iraq, to attack the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants if the terrorist organization re-emerges in Syria. Read more.

RT

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Trump Warns Turkey Not to Attack Kurds After U.S. Syria Pullout - Bloomberg
Trump to ‘devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds’ in Syria - PressTV

Turkey-US talks intensify to shape Syria withdrawal - Hürriyet
Turkish, US foreign ministers discuss Syria on phone - Hürriyet