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Sunday, 25 February


Ward Valley Triumphant -- 20 Years Later in 2018 -- by Ofelia Rivas, O'odham "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, and Earl Tulley, Dineh, at Ward Valley today. Now at Ward Valley in the Mojave Desert Photos by Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, Ward Valley Victory Celebration Celebrating the Occupation that halted a nuclear dump here 20 years ago. Today, Feb. 24, 2018 Radio interview with Earl Tulley by Govinda at Spirit Resistance Radio. Listen: .


Arming Educators: Trump, Gun Violence and Schools "IndyWatch Feed War"

It had been in the works.  Instead of engaging in the traditional revulsion associated with a mass shooting, or even digesting the grief of outraged students and grieving parents, US President Donald Trumps solution to guns violence was elementary.  To target the perpetrator, it was necessary to arm instructors, mount the barricades, and raise the stakes.

His address of February 15 was hackneyed but drew the lines of barriers and defence.  It was a description of a dysfunctional environment, one further bloodied in the wake of the shootings in Parkland, Florida.

No child, no teacher, should ever be in danger in an American school.  No parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning.

A week later, he had met some of the survivors of the shootings at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, adopting the familiar pose as radical agent of change, a person who would do things differently from his impotent or indifferent predecessors.  At the very least, he would do something.

I listened to their heartbreaking stories. I asked them for their ideas, and pledged to them that we will take action, unlike, for many years, where people in my position did not take action.  They didnt take proper action.  They took no action at all.  Were going to take action.

In fact, he claimed confidently, work was already being done by his administration to target guns and criminals. Little distinction here is made between the armed gangs he boastfully targets, or the ill individual who prefers to resort to using weapons in a fit of disturbance.  So were working on getting violent offenders off the streets and guns out of the hands of the dangerous criminals.  He also promised firmer background checks, the removal of such incidents of the problem as bump stocks.

One of the more telling aspects of Trumps latest approach to guns is his insistence on how best to deal with the sick guy behind the trigger.  Nikolas Cruz had so many sides befitting a mental patient. But alas, communities in the United States had taken a stance over the years against the mental institution, citing costs and in some cases the liberty of the patient, as reasons for mass closures.

So, were going to be talking seriously about opening mental health institutions again.  In some cases, reopening.  I can tell you, in New York, the governors in New York did a very, very bad thing when they closed our mental instituti...


Apple Moves to Store iCloud Keys in China, Raising Human Rights Fears "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: Reuters: When Apple Inc begins hosting Chinese users iCloud accounts in a new Chinese data center at the end of this month to comply with new laws there, Chinese authorities will have far easier access to text messages, email and other data stored in the cloud. Thats because of a change to how the []


James Tracy: Parkland Shooting Top 10 Reasons for Deeper Interrogation "IndyWatch Feed War"

James Tracy

Over the past several years certain certain US mass shootings receive round-the-clock coverage yet often possess curious features which are ignored and merely accepted as reported by less-than-trustworthy corporate media. Bizarre circumstance and the sometimes inexplicable actions of officials, victims, eyewitnesses and would-be culprits give rise to concern that government agencies and news media act in certain ways to embellish some incidents while short-circuiting the dissemination of vital information.

In the flood of information following such heavily-covered tragedies there are sometimes enough anomalies in routine reporting to develop serious cause for concern and  intensified scrutiny. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas mass shooting is one such event. Below is a list and brief discussion of what this author believes to be the most glaring inconsistencies and overall problems evident in information and coverage of the Parkland incident that necessitate further consideration of...


Houthis Submit Peace Plan to UN and Begin International Diplomatic Tour "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sanaa (GPA) Yemens Sanaa-based government has released a six-point reconciliation plan and initiated an international diplomatic tour to spearhead the peace process.

Ansarullah  which western media reduces to simply the Houthis has submitted a comprehensive peace plan to the United Nations. Chairman of Sanaas Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, announced the plan on Thursday via his Twitter and social media accounts. Mr. al-Houthis Facebook account both his personal account and public page are frequently deactivated and censored by the Facebook team.


Houthis Take Bold Steps to Initiate Peace Process

The reconciliation plan reaffirms Ansarullahs commitment to maintaining the unity and territorial integrity of Yemen. It is worth mentioning that an entity belonging to the Saudi-led coalition known as the Southern Movement recently took control of Yemens south following a coup. This movement aims to see Yemen split once again into North and South.

The statement submitted by Mr. al-Houthi includes the following six points to end the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen and begin the peace process.

  1.  Form a reconciliation committee.
  2.  Elect a national president and governing body that incorporates all political parties representing the Yemeni people.
  3.  The international community should initiate reconstruction and reparations.
  4.  Take acti...


Greece: Update on Anarchist Hunger Striker Konstantinos Dinos Giatzoglou Including a Letter from the Comrade "IndyWatch Feed War"


Received on 25.02.18:

Today, 24/02, early in the morning, a group of police special forces (EKAM) entered Korydallos prison and abducted comrade Konstantinos Giagtzoglou (who is on hunger strike since 21/02 demanding his permanent transfer to Korydallos prison, located in Athens) in order to transfer him to Larisa prison. The comrade fought back which resulted in him being injured by the pigs. He wasnt allowed to take any of his stuff, not even his medicine.

As an immediate response, the rest of the prisoners rose up and captured all prison wings, demanding a meeting with a representative of the Justice Department. They demand the immediate return of Konstantinos in Korydallos prison.

As a result of the massive mobilization in Korydallos, Malandrino and Chania prisons, a representative of the Justice Department has met with representatives of the prisoners in Korydallos prison (the whole prison was occupied by the prisoners for 5 hours) and has promised them that there will be a new council in session on Monday to examine our comrades demand. The prisoners ended the occupation warning him that they will take action again if the comrades demand is not met.

Dinos is now in Larissa prison and announced that he will escalate his hunger strike to thirst strike starting from Sunday, 25/02/2018. He has also published a letter about his struggle.

The comrades letter:



Kurdish SDF to Pass Control of Manbij to Syrian Army "IndyWatch Feed War"

It's from an unnamed source- Which is problematic. 
However, if true, it's timely and could indicate that there is a wider agreement to push the USrael backed Kurdish militias east of the Euphrates.. A situation I've long believed and have stated here at the blog, could be tolerated by all parties concerned. 
A move that should not be confused or associated with peace, cessation of hostilities and the exit of Israel or the US.

Coming right after the passed UN Resolution..  UN Security Council Approves Syrian Cease-fire/Vasily Nebenzya


photo from sputnik

 "Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) have agreed on the transfer of control over the northeast city of Manbij in the Aleppo province to the Syrian army that will enter the city in the coming days, a Kurdish security source told Sputnik on Saturday. 

"The agreement was reached, under which the Syrian Arab Republics army will enter the city of Manbij, controlled by the SDF, the source said"


UN Security Council Unanimously Backs Syria Ceasefire "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syria Ceasefire(MEE)  With Russias backing, the UN Security Council on Saturday unanimously backed a 30-day ceasefire in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid deliveries and medical evacuations. The resolution demanding the ceasefire without delay was adopted as Syrian government forces pounded the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said warplanes struck Eastern []


Grecia: Prisionerxs toman control de la crcel de Korydalos en protesta a secuestro del compaero en huelga de hambre Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou. "IndyWatch Feed War"


Recibido en 25.02.18:

[Traducido por Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras desde Insurrection News]

24.02.18 Hoy a las 06:45 AM, la EKAM (Unidad Especial Antiterrorista) invadi la prisin de Korydalos y secuestr violentamente al compaero anarquista en huelga de hambre Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou. Konstantinos se resisti lo mejor que pudo cuando los EKAM enmascarados y uniformados entraron en su celda y lo agredieron. Luego lo esposaron y lo arrastraron violentamente fuera de su celda mientras estaba aturdido por el asalto. El ala de la prisin fue cerrada, pero los prisioneros golpearon las puertas y maldijeron a los policas. Hasta ahora, el ala todava est cerrada.

Tan pronto como el compaero fue sacado de su celda, un equipo especial de transporte lo llev acompaado por miembros de la EKAM fuertemente armados. El compaero fue secuestrado sin siquiera permitirle llevar su ropa, pertenencias personales o incluso su medicacin.

El ala A de la prisin de Korydalos todava est cerrada porque las autoridades de la prisin estn asustadas por las reacciones de los prisioneros. Esta es la segunda vez en un mes que la EKAM ha secuestrado a los presos del ala A. Y todo esto ocurre bajo el llamado gobierno izquierdista de derechos de Syriza.


Declaracin de...


UN Security Council Approves Syrian Cease-fire/Vasily Nebenzya "IndyWatch Feed War"


UN, February 24. /TASS/. During negotiations on a UN Security Council resolution on ceasefire in Syria, Russia sought to prevent the document from becoming a pretext for military action in Syria, Russias UN envoy, Vasily Nebenzya, said on Saturday.
Vasily Nebenzya

"The reason why we negotiated for so long on this resolution is that we wanted to make sure that it is not used as a pretext for any military action," he said. "We heard some worried comments on that in recent days and including today, some of them very bellicose. And we said it clearly that we wont let anyone to interpret this resolution as a pretext for military action," the Russian diplomat said.
What might Vasily's statement suggest to us?

If anyone interprets this resolution as a pretext for military action is Russia prepared to act?

The 3 page agreement is embedded below

What do you think?


Ian Buruma en 'het betrekkelijk goedaardige imperialisme uit Washington' 46 "IndyWatch Feed War"

In Trillings view, the assumption all liberals share, is that people are perfectible.' Zo schreef de Amerikaanse hoogleraar, Louis Menand in de inleiding van een heruitgave van The Liberal Imagination (2008). In dit boek zet de prominente Amerikaanse literair criticus Lionel Trilling uiteen dat een

liberal is someone who believes that the right economic system, the right political reforms, the right curriculum, the right psychotherapy, and the right moral posture will do away with unfairness, snobbery, resentment, prejudice, tragic conflict, and neurosis. A liberal is a person who thinks that there is a straight road to health and happiness. 


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Saturday, 24 February


#Greece: Letter From Anarchist Prisoner Konstantinos Giagtzoglou, On Hunger Strike Since 21/2/18 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Earlier today we published two reports about the kidnapping form Korydallos prison and the hunger (and thirst) strike of anarchist prisoner Konstantinos Giagtzoglou. Tonight we received a letter from Konstantinos Giagtzoglou.

Submitted to Enough is Enough. Translated by Radio Fragmata. Image by Insurrection News.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Greece: Letter From Anarchist Prisoner Konstantinos Giagtzoglou, On Hunger Strike Since 21/2/18


This moment I am in the prison of Larissa after the operation that the Special Anti-Terrorist Police Unit carried out early this morning in the isle A of Korydallos prison where I had been transferred for court reasons. The cops invaded the isle and the cell I was in, while I was bed-ridden as I was in hunger strike, after a faint episode I had last night, they pulled me out of prison, they hit me and they threw me into the transport vehicle. I tried to resist as much as I could  and at the same time I was demanding to take my personal items (shoes, clothes, medicines, etc.) which never happened. They did not allow me to even take a bottle of water I had in my cell although they were aware of my hunger strike and my burdened health condition. As far as I am concerned, I declare that the regimes attempt to bend my morals will not work.

At the moment of dedication, the whole universe conspires to help you- Johann Wolfgang Goethe

Those who oppress their desires, they do so, because their desires are so weak, that can be oppressed Wi...


Islamic State militants kill two policemen in attack on Iraq oilfield "IndyWatch Feed War"


Oil is vital for Iraq as country needs tens of billions of dollars to rebuild after devastating fight against IS


Rose City #Antifa: Wade Mendisabal #Seattle Based Member of Atomwaffen Division "IndyWatch Feed War"

Public interest in violent neo-nazi group Atomwaffen Division (AWD) is at an all-time high, after recent news reports have detailed the string of murders associated with members and former members of the group.

Originally published by Rose City Antifa.

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Rose City Antifa: Wade Mendisabal Seattle Based Member of Atomwaffen Division



Suspects in Kuwait murder of Filipina maid detained in Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"


At least 196 Filipinos have died in Kuwait in last two years, mostly for unspecified medical reasons


Drones and Jets: The Brazenness Belongs to Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Brenda Heard Iran brazenly violated Israels sovereignty, stated Netanyahu on 10 February. They dispatched an Iranian drone from Syrian territory into Israel. In response to this alleged reconnaissance drone, which the Israeli military characterized as a serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory, Israel promptly bombed twelve Syrian and Iranian targets in Syria. A vagueness persists about the alleged drone. Iran stated the []


Haley and Abbas have exposed the fallacy of PA representation at the UN "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Ramona Wadi | MEMO | February 22, 2018 The outcome of the UN Security Council meeting does not bode well for the people of Palestine. Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas gave a lengthy speech during which opportunities for hammering out the truth of the matter were reduced to statements showing that little has changed []


Michael Moore: NRA is worse than ISIS "IndyWatch Feed War"

You remember when the NRA conquered all that territory and collected the jizya from non-NRA members. You remember when the NRA forced all those female non-NRA members into sex slavery. You remember the NRAs series of grisly public beheadings. You remember when the NRA called upon its members to murder civilians in the U.S. and []


Pinocchio in Brussels: How Saudis Fabricate Lies to Continue War Crimes "IndyWatch Feed War"

Brussels (GPA) On February 22nd, 2018, the foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, Adel Al-Jubeir, took the conflict between truth and politics to entirely a new level. In a speech before the foreign committee of the European Parliament in Brussels, Mr. Al-Jubeir deliberately tried to mislead his audience with obvious lies about the situation on Yemen.

With implausible deniability, Al-Jubeir says that this war was imposed on Saudi Arabia. He says their military intervention came after a request from the Yemeni president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi and that the coalition relies on the U.N. resolution for its military intervention.





South Front 24.02.2018 Click to see the full-size map Submited by 24 Resistance Axis The Syrian Arab Army is preparing to launch its long-awaited Operation Damascus Steel in the Eastern Ghouta. The operations goal is to capture entire militant-held pocket (+100 km) and to secure the Syrian capital and the Damascus-Homs highway (M5). Right now, Damascus []


Armed man detained ahead of Israel rally in support of migrants "IndyWatch Feed War"


Israel offers African migrants $3,500 and plane ticket to leave, or jail


UN Security Council unanimously backs Syria ceasefire "IndyWatch Feed War"


Resolution demanding ceasefire is adopted as Syrian government forces pound rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta


Johann Most: Attack Is The Best Form Of Defense "IndyWatch Feed War"

Text by anarchist comrade Johann Most.

Originally published in Freiheit, September 13, 1884. Online at Anarchy Archives.

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Johann Most: Attack Is The Best Form Of Defense

Since we believe that the propaganda of action is of use, we must be prepared to accept whatever attendant circumstances it involves.

Everyone now knows, from experience, that the more highly placed the one shot or blown up, and the more perfectly executed the attempt, the greater the propagandistic effect.

The basic preconditions of success are methodical preparation, deception of the enemy in question and the overcoming of any obstacles that stand between the one who is to carry out the deed and the enemy.

The expense incurred by such undertakings is, as a rule, quite considerable. Indeed, one could go so far as to say that the possibility of such an action succeeding usually depends on whether the financial means are available to overcome the difficulties. Nowadays, money opens a number of doors one could not break open with an iro bar. The persuasive clinking of coins turns men blind and dumb. The power of the bank account overrules any ukase.

A man who has no money cannot so much as set foot in high society without making himself suspicious, without being put under surveillance and either summarily arrested or at the least prevented in some way from carrying out his revolutionary intent. By contrast, by making himself appear elegant and distinguished, the same man may circulate freely and inconspicuosly and will even possibly deal the decisive blow, or set in motion some engine of hell concealed beforehand in some good hiding place.

If, then, some comrades are inspired by ideas such as these, if they come to a decision to risk their lives to perform a revolutionary action, and if realizing that the workers contributions are but a drop in the ocean they confiscate the means wherewith to carry out th deed, in our opinion their actions are entirely...


US Pushes Surrender To Israel of Token Slice of Lebanon +Undersea Rights To Gas and Oil "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Lebanese rejection of the American proposal on sea oil and Block 9 was reaffirmed by Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri, stressing that we can not abandon a grain of dust on land or a point of water in the sea.


Al-Jumhuriyah learned that Berri informed US Secretary of State David Satterfield of this position. Moreover, he stressed that the area of the 860 km 2 in the sea (Block 9) is not only the property of Lebanon and its territorial waters and sea borders, More than 500 km 2 south, is...


Lakota Brandon Ecoffey Leaves Position as Editor "IndyWatch Feed War"

Calling for a Free Press, Brandon Ecoffey Leaves Position as Editor at Lakota Country Times Statement by Brandon Ecoffey, Lakota Censored News I have chosen to step down as editor of Lakota Country Times to focus on expanding my company Bad Face Consulting. This company was created to help tribal governments develop and implement professional public relations departments and policies in the


New War Emerging In Syria, Or Just A Stirring of the Cauldron? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Protesters in front of the Russian consulate in Istanbul on Thursday during a demonstration against the air strikes and shelling by Syrian government forces in Ghouta. The writer says the external powers which had earlier been entrusted with the respProtesters in front of the Russian consulate in Istanbul on Thursday during a demonstration against the air strikes and shelling by Syrian government forces in Ghouta. The writer says the external powers which had earlier been entrusted with the responsibility of ending the Syrian conflict are now fuelling it.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Conflict transformed into more direct war between foreign powers eyeing new order

The idea that the Syrian conflict was winding down was so wide...


Next Stage Of Net Neutrality Conflict Begins "IndyWatch Feed War"

On Thursday, the FCC's net neutrality rule was published in the Federal Register. This was the official start of the next phase of the campaign to protect the open Internet as a common carrier with equal access for all and without prejudice based on content (net neutrality). There are multiple fronts of struggle to make net neutrality a reality: Congress, the courts, states and communities. This is part of a campaign to create an Internet for the 21st Century that is fast, reliable and available in all communities. Polls show widespread support for net neutrality.


4 Armed Cops Waited Outside Florida High School as Children Were Massacred "IndyWatch Feed War"

4 Cops Florida High School(ZHE)  Coral Springs police officers were stunned and upset to learn that four Broward County Sheriffs Deputies were stationed outside the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and had not entered to face an active shooter, sources with the Coral Springs, FL police department told CNN. As the details behind the police response to the Valentines Day massacre []


Russian forces Guarding Afrin crossing as new government fighters arrive "IndyWatch Feed War"

Russian forces deployed to Afrin crossing as new government fighters arrive

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:40 P.M,) The 3rd batch of Syrian popular forces made it into the northwestern city of Afrin through al-Ziyara crossing to help defend the predominantly-Kurdish region from the Turkish aggression.

The first two batches have entered Afrin during the past few days as per an agreement concluded earlier between the Syrian government and Kurdish factions.

Last month, Turkey and its proxy militants have launched a ful...


Anti-Russian Propaganda vs Anti-Western Propagandawhich one wins? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Natalie Nougayrede: a victim of the propaganda system she doesnt think exists

IAN SINCLAIR deconstructs the former executive editor of Le Mondes assertion that propaganda is what they Russia and other official enemies do, not something the West dirties its hands with.

Guardian columnist and leader writer Natalie Nougayrede wrote an op-ed last month examining propaganda in our supposed age of lies and distortion.

Focusing on Russian propaganda and Russian meddling in the Wests political systems, Nougayrede argued citizens who live in an authoritarian, disinformation-filled environment deal daily with the reality of propaganda in ways we cant fully experience, because we live outside of it.

The former executive editor of Le Monde newspaper in France couldnt be clearer. Pr...


US Politicians Want to Make It Illegal to Wear Saggy Pants "IndyWatch Feed War"

Saggy Pants(TMU)  In recent decades, cities and states throughout the country have been slowly and silently criminalizing saggy pants. A new bill proposed in the South Carolina will threaten fines for anyone who has pants that hang more than three inches below the waistline, even if their skin is not exposed. On February 15th, South Carolina lawmakers []


The Mueller Indictments: The Day the Music Died "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Daniel Lazare | Consortium News | February 24, 2018 Fads and scandals often follow a set trajectory. They grow big, bigger, and then, finally, too big, at which point they topple over and collapse under the weight of their own internal contradictions. This was the fate of the Me too campaign, which started out []


London sees 20% rise in rape reports in a year, police say we dont understand the causes "IndyWatch Feed War"

Of course you dont understand the causes, you clowns, because you refuse to look at what is right in front of your face. The increase in rapes is related to the increased presence of Muslims in London. This is because the Quran teaches that Infidel women can be lawfully taken for sexual use (cf. its []


The Eco-Rebels Who Beat the French State: Inside la ZAD. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Tune in on Sunday as redfish presents The eco-rebels who beat the French state: Inside la ZAD, the story of how farmers and anti-capitalists united to score a rare victory over the government. The ZAD - meaning Zone to Defend -  was formed in 2009 when activists occupied 1,650 hectares of land earmarked for a new airport in Notres-Dames-des-Landes. They established a thriving alternative community which united farmers facing eviction and anti-capitalist activists who came together to defend it in the face of state repression. In January French Prime Minister douard Philippe announced the governments 40 year plan was to be scrapped. oi


Junk Planet: Is Earth the Largest Garbage Dump in the Universe? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Is Earth the largest garbage dump in the Universe? I dont know. But its a safe bet that Earth would be a contender were such a competition to be held. Let me explain why. This article provides reasonably comprehensive summary of the types of garbage being generated (focusing particularly on those that are less well known), the locations into which the garbage is being dumped and some indication of what is being done about it and what you can do too. As noted by Baher Kamal: Though some forms of pollution have been reduced as technologies and management strategies have advanced, approximately 19 million premature deaths are estimated to occur annually as a result of the way societies use natural resources and impact the environment to support production and consumption. And that is just the cost in human lives.


Turkey urges world to say stop to E.Ghouta massacre "IndyWatch Feed War"


AFP | Turkey called on the international community to end the massacre in the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta hit by intense regime bombardment ahead of a UN Security Council vote

ANKARA (AFP)  Turkey called on the international community to end the massacre in the Syrian rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta hit by intense regime bombardment ahead of a UN Security Council vote on Saturday.The regime is committing massacres in Eastern Ghouta, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogans spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Twitter.

The world should say stop to this massacre together, Kalin said.

New air strikes hit the enclave on Saturday raising the civilian death toll from seven days of intense bombardment to over 500 including more than 120 children, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor.

Have you seen or heard a country seriously react to the continued atrocity in Eastern Ghouta for several days? Erdogan thundered later Saturday.

The UN Security Council had been due to hold a vote Friday on a resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire to allow aid deliveries and the evacuation of seriously wounded civilians but diplomatic haggling delayed it.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday called on Russia and Iran to stop the regimes bombardment in one of the conflicts bloodiest episodes.

While Turkey has supported Syrian rebels, Russia and Iran are strong supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad whose removal Ankara has called for.

Ankara does not have any official contact with Damascus.

There are still those wretched people who say lets come together with Assad. What is there to repair, to instigate with a murderer who killed a million of his fellow citizens? Erdogan asked during a speech in the southern city of Osmaniye.

As part of a peace process held in Astana aimed at stopping the seven-year war, the three countries sought to create de-escalation zones across Syria, including one for Eastern Ghouta.

More than 340,000 people have been killed and millions forced to flee the country or been internally displaced in the conflict, which began with anti-government protests in 2011.




#Wuppertal, #Germany: Against Intimidation, Criminalization and Bans! You Cant Ban Solidarity! #Afrin #Rojava "IndyWatch Feed War"

Statement by some autonomous anti-authoritarian comrades from Wuppertal, Germany about last nights events.

Originally published by DE Indymedia. Translated by Enough is Enough.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Wuppertal, Germany: Against Intimidation, Criminalization and Bans! You Cant Ban Solidarity! Afrin Rojava

Gathering In solidarity with Afrin!, Monday February 26th, 06:00pm (18:00), in front of City Arkaden, Alte Freiheit, Wuppertal, Germany.

The repression machine in Germany is developing into a Erdogan-style model. After several demonstrations in solidarity with Afrin were kettled, stopped or even completely banned and police forces, partly masked and equipped with machine guns, raided buildings because of Facebook postings or banners, Wuppertal police forces sieged the autonomous center in Wuppertal (AZ Wuppertal) on Friday february the 23rd and build-up a check point at the Marienstrasse. Enough is Enough!

While the German federal government approved 31 arms deals of German arms manufacturer and the Turkish army between December 18, 2017 and January 24, 2018, the same German government more and more increased the repression against people who protest in solidarity with Afrin. Demonstrations in Cologne, Duisburg and Dortmund were banned.  The blood on the hands of those who are responsible should not be made to an issue in Germany.

On Friday night the autonomous center (AZ Wuppertal) was under siege from police forces. Several vans took position around the autonomous center. There were indiscriminate checks at Gathe and in front of the autonomous center and policemen threatened to detain people who were on the street in groups with more than 3 people. At the same time police cars were permanently patrolling in the lberg district. At Marien street they even build-up a checkpoint. At the checkpoint there were indiscriminate checks of people who were looking like leftwing people. At Gathe the police...


Thai activists in Pinocchio masks call junta leader liar "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Thai pro-democracy activists wearing masks mock Thailands Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha as Pinocchio during a protest against junta at a university in Bangkok, Thailand, February 24, 2018. REUTERS/Panarat ThepgumpanatREUTERS

BANGKOK (REUTERS)  Hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Thailand wore cartoon masks portraying the countrys junta leader with a long nose on Saturday, calling him a liar for delaying a general election promised this year.

The junta has promised and postponed elections several times since it came to power following a coup in 2014, with the latest date set for November. The military-appointed legislature changed the election law last month, signaling another delay to early 2019.

That sparked a series of anti-junta, pro-election protests that have gained momentum in recent weeks with gatherings taking place in several provinces across Thailand.

On Saturday, around 300 activists congregated at Bangkoks Thammasat University, wearing and distributing paper masks resembling Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to Pinocchio.

One of them, Sirawith Seritiwat, said the mask was called Yuth-nocchio a reference to the infamous fictional character whose nose gets longer every time he lies.

Enough with the lies. Times up for dictatorship. Its the peoples time now. We must vote this year, Sirawith told the crowd.

Activists also held up three fingers, which they said symbolized their demands in the slogan: Elections must take place this year. Down with dictatorship. Long live democracy.

Around 100 police officers were deployed at the university but they did not interfere with the event.

Officials have so far not commented on the latest spate of protests, but last week a spokesman for the junta said it was not concerned by the protests and would rely on the police to maintain peace and order.



When will Justin Trudeau's clowning come to an end? "IndyWatch Feed War"

"Justin Trudeaus Celebrity Schtick Has Finally Blown Up in His Face"


America's secret wars "IndyWatch Feed War"

My weekly article in Al-Akhbar: "US (Semi) Secret Wars and the Targeting of Iran".


Newsflash: Teachers Are Already Armed "IndyWatch Feed War"

Teachers Already Armed(FEE Op-ed)  In the wake of yet another mass shooting in a public school, a host of familiar recommendations have resurfaced about how to prevent this from ever happening again. Predictably, both conservatives and liberals are looking to the government for a solution. Americans have somehow arrived at a point where they cannot conceive of []


The most silly Western ranking of them all: Transparency International "IndyWatch Feed War"

Look at their methodology: "The Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) aggregates data from a number of different sources that provide perceptions by business people and country experts of the level of corruption in the public sector....Performed by a credible institution".  And notice that they don't mind ranking countries at war, like Yemen and Syria.  I wonder what their methodology is there.


John Kelly is still the chief of staff Trump needs "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Rish Lowry
New York Post

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If John Kelly didnt exist, President Trump would have to invent him, and he wouldnt be able to.

The chief of staff has had a rocky couple of weeks first it was the imbroglio over ousted White House staff secretary Rob Porter, and now stories of a brewing clash with Jared Kushner but he is as close as it gets to an indispensable man in the Trump White House.

Where else is the president going to find someone whom he likes and respects (at least on most days), who can intimidate the White House staff into a semblance of order, who has experience in wielding responsibility in even more difficult circumstances and who shares Trumps instincts?

The last of these is the reason why, more than any other, there has been a major downdraft in Kellys press coverage. He went from Trumps Last Best Hope, per Time magazine last August, to a bitter disappointment. A writer at FiveThirtyEight wrote a piece the other day explaining How the Media Bungled the John Kelly Story, referring not to any specific story about Kelly, but to the overall sense that hed be a restraining influence on the president.

There are two things to say about this: One, Kelly has indeed been a restraining influence on Trump, even if that is difficult to believe. Just imagine a White House with all those who have now mostly been locked out Corey Lewandowski & Co. back on the inside to do their utmost to create the chaos and self-valorizing leaking sufficient for Fire and Fury: The Sequel.

Two, Kellys fundamental offense as far as the press is concerned is that he, unexpectedly, shares Trumps views on hot-button cultural issues like immigration and crime.

Kellys boosters in the media had a fantasy that he would show up at the White House and take Trump aside at some point and explain, It is my solemn duty to advise you, Sir, to accept whatever immigration proposal that Lindsey Graham backs, and failing that, my resignation letter will be on your desk in the morning.

This didnt accord with Kellys hawkishness as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. What most people had missed about Kelly is that hes an Irish Catholic kid from Boston who shares Trumps Northeastern working-class conservative sensibility that is tough-...


We Fixed The Glitch "IndyWatch Feed War"

Billing Update Today: Some of the new monthly memberships since December had an incorrect flag set, and haven't billed since you originally signed up.

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Dozens killed or wounded in south Yemen suicide attacks: witnesses "IndyWatch Feed War"

In this file photo, a man stands by a damaged car at the site of a car bomb attack in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen. (Reuters)
ADEN: Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two suicide car bombings in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Saturday, witnesses and local medics said.
They said the attacks appeared to have targeted a camp used by anti-terrorism forces in south-western Aden.
Officials at the citys main Jumhouriya hospital said the bodi...


Federal Judge Blocks Construction Of Bayou Bridge Pipeline "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Atchafalaya Basin is located in southern Louisiana. The proposed Bayou Bridge pipeline would connect the Dakota Access Pipeline to the Gulf of Mexico. Judge Dick found that the lawsuit filed by several groupsAtchafalaya Basinkeeper, the Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association (West), Gulf Restoration Network, Waterkeeper Alliance and Sierra Club, represented by lawyers with Earthjusticeraises serious concerns and that the 162-mile pipeline would irreparably harm the Atchafalaya Basin. The groups recently presented live testimony during a hearing showing that the ancient cypress and tupelo trees slated to be turned into mulch while the pipeline right-of-way is being cleared would never return, including evidence that these old-growth trees are the Noah's Ark of the swampproviding habitat for migratory birds, bears, bats and numerous other wildlife.


48 Million Sickened Every Year By Cheap, Dirty Meat "IndyWatch Feed War"

If you live in the U.S., youre far more likely to get hit with salmonella or some other foodborne illness, than if you live in the U.K.  You can thank the factory farm industry for that. An investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) and the Guardian found shockingly high levels of foodborne illness in the U.S. The Guardian reports that annually, around 14.7 percent (48 million people) of the U.S. population is estimated to suffer from an illness, compared to around 1.5 percent (1 million) in the UK. In the U.S., 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year of foodborne diseases. Driving these grim statistics is the multi-billion-dollar industrial factory farm industry that not only makes us sick, but pollutes our water and air, exploits workers, is causing an antibiotic resistance crisis and is unconscionably inhumane.


Secret War: Vladimir Putins Ghost Army Inside Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

In this Newsbud report, we will examine what has been referred to Russian President Vladimir Putins shadow army, or Putins ghost soldiers, who played a significant role in the Ukraine conflict. Downing a Ukrainian military plane full of paratroopers, carrying out combat operations and conducting assassinations. This shadow army is currently on the ground inside Syria, but the Russian government is denying any involvement. The full report is exclusively available for members at nonmembers can watch it now at Newsbud Vimeo on Demand.

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Russian mercenaries, a secretive weapon in Syria

Putins Shadow Army Suffers a Setback in Syria

Updated: What Is the Connection Between the Wagner Group and the Russian State?

US reportedly killed as many as 100 Russian fighters in Syria attack

Russia admits several dozen of its citizens killed in Syria fighting

Russian troll farm...


Immigrant Youth Stand With Survivors Of Parkland Mass Shooting & Will Take Streets On The March For Our Lives "IndyWatch Feed War"

Washington, DC  On March 24th, immigrant youth will march in solidarity with the courageous survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and students across the country who are calling on Congress to protect the lives of young people and communities by enacting stricter gun control laws. Immigrant youth will organize marches at Pompano Beach High School (Pompano Beach, FL), Woodrow Wilson High School (Washington, D.C.), and Central Washington University (Ellensburg, WA) with more to come. Camila Duarte, high school student and immigrant youth leader at United We Dream Florida, said: The shooting in Parkland hit home. My friends brother was one of the victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and I cant express just how much this has affected our whole community.


UK: Moderate Muslim Maajid Nawaz: We, the United Kingdom, produced Jihadi John "IndyWatch Feed War"

We, the United Kingdom, produced Jihadi John. We, the United Kingdom, produced his other acolytes around him in the so-called Jihadi Beatles. Something in our cities and towns, something in the atmosphere within our communities in this country have produced the most infamous terrorists, at least in my lifetime. We need to start asking that []


New Proposal Designed To Confuse Public And Prevent Medicare For All "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington-based Democratic Party think tank funded by Wall Street, including private health insurers and their lobbying group, unveiled a new healthcare proposal designed to confuse supporters of Medicare for All and protect private health insurance profits. It is receiving widespread coverage in progressive media outlets. We must be aware of what is happening so that we are not fooled into another public option dead end.* The fact that CAP is using Medicare for All language is both a blessing and a curse. It means Medicare for All is so popular that they feel a need to co-opt it, and it means that they are trying to co-opt it, which will give Democrats an opportunity to use it to confuse people. This effort could be preparation for the possibility that Democrats win a majority in Congress in 2018 or 2020.


Trinidad: Muslims who plotted jihad massacre at Carnival 2018 met at mosque "IndyWatch Feed War"

Why didnt the Vast Majority of Peaceful Muslims at the Nur E Islam mosque in Aranguez, San Juan, expel the jihad plotters from the mosque and report them to police? Muslims in Carnival terror plot discussions, by Gail Alexander, Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, February 23, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): Several people who []


Dozens killed or wounded in south Yemen suicide attacks: Witnesses "IndyWatch Feed War"


Two suicide car bombings were involved in the attack, witnesses said


South Africa to Cut All Diplomatic Ties With Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

South Africa Israel(MEMO)  The South African government is intending to cut diplomatic ties with Israel in protest of its treatment of the Palestinian people, the countrys Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor announced yesterday. Pandor informed parliamentarians of the governments resolution during a ten-hour joint debate on South African President Cyril Ramaphosas State of the Nation Address (SONA) []


7 Things We Learned From D.C. Area Black Lives Matter Week Of Action In Schools "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Black Lives Matter Movement helps students connect with history in a new way. Talking about the Black Lives Matter Movement allowed students to reflect on the long history of the Movement for Black Lives. For example, a sixth grade Arlington teacher began her lesson on the U.S. Constitution with a discussion of the Black Lives Matter Movement. The class then read Mumbets Declaration of Independence, the true story of an enslaved woman in Massachusetts who sued for her own freedom. After the read aloud, students read the preamble to the Constitution and discussed who wasnt included in the we the people phrase. Bringing it to today, they brainstormed how they could use the Constitution to fight for justice on issues in their own lives such as sexual harassment, deportation, the Muslim ban, health care, police brutality, and the Black Lives Matter movement.


Israeli Satellite Reveals Russias Fleet of Stealth Bombers in Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Russia is beefing up its aerial presence in Syria with new Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighters, located in the strategic Khmeimim air base

Israeli satellites reveal Russia's fleet of Sukhoi Su-57 stealth bombers
Israeli satellites reveal Russias fleet of Sukhoi Su-57 stealth bombers iSi / ImageSat

An Israeli satellite revealed images Saturday of Russias deployment of its Sukhoi Su-57 stealth planes the first of its kind.

The satellite operator iSi said in a statement that their Israeli Eros B satellite spotted two such planes at the Khmeimim air base. It said the Su-57 is still not fully operational and that Russia is likely going to use Syria as a playground for testing the jet.




US curbs bid to take Iran off FATF financial blacklist "IndyWatch Feed War"

Press TV February 24, 2018 The worlds financial watchdog has extended a waiver for punitive measures against Iran for another six months but refused to remove the country from its blacklist. The Paris-based the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) had been weighing Tehrans request for the lifting of so-called countermeasures for some time but []


Get Me Outa Wakanda! "IndyWatch Feed War"

I wasnt going to record this commentary for Black Agenda Radio. Originally it was a Facebook post, but it generated such a response that it deserved a life outside of corporate social media. Because Black Agenda Report is equally critical of Republicans and Democrats, because as black leftists we consistently oppose capital, patriarchy, empire, the black political class and the bipartisan war machine we are the only black oriented media outfit alleged by the Washington Post and Prop Or Not to be under the evil influence of the Russians . Google and other corporate social media have targeted Black Agenda Report in order to restrict your access to our content. If I, Glen Ford or Margaret Kimberley or Ajamu Baraka or Black Agenda Report was temporarily or permanently banned from Facebook all our posts and their comments would disappear. Facebook claims all posts as its private property.


Islamic State calls on Muslims to murder Christians as a punishment for their disbelief in Allah "IndyWatch Feed War"

The letter is entitled Strike Their Necks and Strike Each One of Their Sons. It says: Let every Muslim know that the blood of those combatant Christians and their money is permissible and that taking any of them as hostages for ransom or to swap with a Muslim prisoner is also permissible. Strike their necks? []


Philippines: Protesters Against Constitutional (Charter) Change Support Democracy, Sovereignty and Social Justice No to another dictator "IndyWatch Feed War"

Protesters vs charter change gather at People Power Monument

By:  @inquirerdotnet

 / 07:49 PM February 24, 2018

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Some 2,000 people joined the protest against charter change at the People Power Monument on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018. Shown here are members of the Solidarity of the Health Sector Against Charter Change. (Photo by FAYE ORELLANA /

Published: 6:41 p.m., Feb. 24, 2018 | Updated: 7:49 p.m., Feb. 24, 2018

At least 2,000 representatives of the Church and organizations of urban poor, workers, youth and human rights advocates gathered at the historic People Power Monument in Quezon City on Saturday to unite under a common banner: No to another dictator.

The gathering took place on the eve of the 32nd anniversary of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution that overthrew authoritarian leader President Ferdinand Marcos.

Braving the afternoon heat and armed with banners that read, No to Cha-cha (Charter change), the protesters marched from Main Avenue in Cubao to Ortigas Avenue to commemorate the bloodless revolt that toppled Marcos martial rule.

This time around, however, the protesters marched to oppose among others the push for charter change to shift to a federalist form of government, which they said would pave the way for President Rodrigo Duterte to cement his one...


Palestinian Beaten To Death In Custody By 20 Israeli Troops "IndyWatch Feed War"

Security camera footage shared online and picked up by local media showed the soldiers hitting the 33-year-old repeatedly in the head, stomach and back. A Palestinian man died Thursday after a brutal confrontation with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank that the Palestinian Authority condemned as a "cold-blooded execution" after security camera footage showed at least 20 soldiers beating and kicking the man after being shot. In the footage posted on social media and carried by Israeli news sites, the troops could be seen kicking and striking a man shortly after shooting him, identified by Palestinian officials as Yassin Omar Serda, after detaining him in the town of Jericho. The Palestinian Information Ministry said about 20 soldiers had administered a "heavy beating" to Serda, especially on his stomach and back. "The Information Ministry views (his) martyrdom ... shortly after his arrest a cold-blooded execution," it said.


Somalia: Death toll mounts after Mogadishu palace attack "IndyWatch Feed War"

Dozens of people were killed in twin car bomb blasts in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu, in what appears to have been a foiled attack on the presidential palace. Islamist militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility.

Somalia Mogadishu - people on rubble in the aftermath (picture-alliance/abaca/S. Mohamed)

The number of deaths from Fridays twin car bomb explosions in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, rose to at least 38, according to officials on Saturday.

Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack, which targeted the presidential palace and subsequently a hotel. The attacks follow months of relative calm.

Read more: Rights group: Al Shabab forcibly recruits children

 A  vehicle that was loaded with explosives was used to try to breach a checkpoint on the way into the presidential palace Villa Somalia, according to officials who said security forces thwarted the attack. A blast at the checkpoint was reportedly followed by gunfire.

 A second explosion later, which destroyed vehicles outside the hotel as well as the compounds perimeter wall, was reported to have claimed a substantial proportion of the casualties.

 The attack was claimed by al-Shabab in a statement posted online. The group, which claimed to have killed 35 soldiers while having lost five of its fighters, said it was targeting the government and security services.

Mogadishu attack (Reuters/Universal TV)The attack on Friday evening came after a prolonged period of relative calm

Security officials claimed they had been successful in thwarting the main thrust of the attack. The security forces foiled the intent of the terrorists, the AFP news agency reported Abdulahi Ahmed, a security officer, a...


UK: Muslim migrant shares ISIS video showing how to make Manchester jihad bomb, gets 9 years prison dawah "IndyWatch Feed War"

Look how easily this jihadi traveled around Europe: Suleiman had first claimed asylum, pretending to be a child, in January 2014 in Cardiff. Biometric checks identified a match to an asylum application in Italy in 2012 and after he was assessed to be an adult by Cardiff Social Services, he was referred to the Welsh []


German conservatives call for shift to right as Merkel decides cabinet posts "IndyWatch Feed War"


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Germanys Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement after a European Union leaders informal summit in Brussels, Belgium February 23, 2018. REUTERS/Eric VidalREUTERS

BERLIN (REUTERS)  Several senior German conservatives called on Saturday for their party to shift to the right to win back voters, throwing down the gauntlet to Chancellor Angela Merkel before she announces her choice of cabinet ministers on Sunday.

The Christian Democrats (CDU) vote at a party meeting on Monday on whether to back a coalition deal with the Social Democrats (SPD), which would hand Merkel a fourth term at the top of a grand coalition and keep them in office for another four years. SPD members also have to vote on the agreement.

Although the CDU is widely expected to back the deal and approve Merkels ally, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, as CDU general secretary there are rumblings among conservatives that the party needs fresh blood and a new political direction.

Sometimes the conservative element of the conservative bloc could be more prominent, CDU premier of the state of Schleswig Holstein, Daniel Guenther, told the Neue Osnabruecker newspaper.

Senior Bavarian CSU conservative Alexander Dobrindt told the Passauer Neue Presse: The conservative bloc must cover the spectrum from the center to the democratic right.

Merkel has drawn most criticism for a bailout of Greece in the euro zone debt crisis and her open-door migrant policy.

Her six cabinet picks from her CDU will send a signal about the direction of policy in the next four years. Long-standing ally Peter Altmaier is widely tipped to take over the economy ministry and Ursula von der Leyen to keep defense.

One question is whether Jens Spahn, 37, an arch-conservative state secretary in the finance ministry, who spoke out against Merkels refugee policy, will get a post.



EU and Russia vie for influence in volatile Balkans region "IndyWatch Feed War"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during a press conference after talks with his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dacic, in Belgrade, Serbia. Russia mainly wants to discourage Western Balkan countries from joining NATO, but has also shown opposition to their EU membership bids. Serbia is a major target for Russian efforts because of deep cultural and historic links between the two Slavic nations. (AP Photo)
BELGRADE: For years, Russia has worked to gain influence in Southeast Europe, using S...


US Vows Largest Ever North Korea Sanctions, Threatens Ominous Phase Two "IndyWatch Feed War"

North Korea Sanctions(ANTIWAR.COM)  President Trump has promised to impose a new round of sanctions that will be by far the largest ever sanctions targeting North Korea, with reports from the Treasury Department suggesting it targets as many as one person, and 28 ships of various make. Promises of record new sanctions are common, though the reality is the US []


Drones and Jets: The Brazenness Belongs to Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Brenda Heard | Aletho News | February 24, 2018 Iran brazenly violated Israels sovereignty, stated Netanyahu on 10 February. They dispatched an Iranian drone from Syrian territory into Israel. In response to this alleged reconnaissance drone, which the Israeli military characterized as a serious Iranian attack on Israeli territory, Israel promptly bombed twelve Syrian and Iranian []


Why training women in nonviolent resistance is critical to movement success "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Marie Berry and Erica Chenoweth

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In the year since Trumps inauguration, we have seen an outpouring of popular mobilization in resistance to his administrations policies. Crowd estimates suggest that 5.2-9 million people took to the streets in the United States to protest Trumps policies or points of view over the past year. Many more have mobilized worldwide in reaction to the rise of right-wing populist movements across the globe, using people power to contest entrenched authority and confront oppressive regimes and systems.

Women have been at the forefront of these efforts. The 2017 Womens March on Washington whose Sister Marches spanned all 50 states and dozens of other countries was likely the biggest single-day demonstration in recorded U.S. history. The momentum continued in 2018, with between 1,856,683 and 2,637,214 people marching in Womens Marches this year. And women continue to be at the helm of movements like Black Lives Matter, the struggle for immigrant rights and the Fight for $15. Around the world, they have played vital roles in demanding reproductive justice in Poland, protesting repressive religious laws in Iran and asserting their right to political representation in Kenya.

While these outpourings of popular protest often look spontaneous, behind the scenes are an ever-evolving series of trainings, funding decisions and tactical innovations, often led by full-time organizers and activists. Successful campaigns of nonviolent resistance do not materialize over night, nor do they remain reactionary or improvisational. Instead, a tremendous amount of work goes o...


My First Day As CIA Director "IndyWatch Feed War"

Get former National Security Agency Technical Director William Binney back to CIA to join me and the handpicked CIA analysts who, with other handpicked analysts (as described by former National Intelligence Director James Clapper on May 8, 2017) from the FBI and NSA, prepared the so-called Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) of Jan. 6, 2017. That evidence-impoverished assessment argued the case that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his minions to help President-elect Trumps election chances when possible by discrediting Secretary Clinton. When my predecessor, CIA Director Mike Pompeo invited Binney to his office on Oct. 24, 2017 to discuss cyber-attacks, he told Pompeo that he had been fed a pack of lies on Russian hacking and that he could prove it. Why Pompeo left that hanging is puzzling, but I believe this is the kind of low-hanging fruit we should pick pronto.


#Greece: Anarchis Prisoner Konstantinos Giagtzoglou Wants to Start Thirst Strike Tomorrow "IndyWatch Feed War"

Earlier today we reported the kidnapping of Konstantinos Giagtzoglou and protests in Korydallos prison. Here an update what happened in the past few hours.

Originally published by Athens Indymedia and Zougla. Translated by Black Cat.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Greece: Anarchis Prisoner Konstantinos Giagtzoglou Wants to Start Thirst Strike  Tomorrow

The comrade Konstantinos Giagtzoglou was informed for the mobilization in Korydallos which followed his illegal transfer by the antiterrorism units during his hungerstrike. He found out that following the pressure of the prisoners, the Coulcil of Prison Transfers will convene on Monday and will prioritise the examination of his demand.

Despite the commitment made by the authorities and the positive climate in front of the prisoners and the lawyer of the committee of struggle, there is no trust toward the Ministry of Justice. That is why Konstantinos starts a thirst strike from tomorrow, with the demand to be transferred back to Korydallos. More info by Konstantinos will follow in the next few hours.

Nothing is over.

Zougla published the following information: There is no pledge by the Ministry of Justice to guarantee the return of Mr. Giagtzoglou back to Korydallos prison, the authorities are only following the legal process for these circumstances, as defined by law, says Giagtzoglous attorney Mr.Kakarnias. He also stated that the comrade continues the hunger strike and plans to start a thirst strike tomorrow.


Pakistan: Provincial government gives Islamic seminary run by Father of the Taliban over $5,000,000 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Nothing to be concerned about. The Father of the Taliban Maulana Samiul Haq has promised reforms in the syllabus and system of the seminary in return to this grant. And he wouldnt dream of deceiving anyone, now, would he? Taliban linked Pakistani seminary to get Rs 277m fund, ANI, February 23, 2018: Islamabad: Pakistani seminary []


The Clear and Present Danger of Trump "IndyWatch Feed War"

His weekend Twitter outburst calls into question his ability to discharge his powers.

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang, Nov. 11, 2017.
President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang, Nov. 11, 2017. PHOTO: JORGE SILVA/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

In business, it is said, the customer is always right. Politics is more complicated, because citizens are called upon to be more than consumers.

The people commonly intend the public good, Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist 71, but their good sense would despise the adulator who should pretend that they always reason right about the means of promoting it.

In November 2016, 46% of the American people made a mistake, elevating to the highest office in the land a man incapable of discharging its duties. Now our country and our friends around the world are wrestling with the consequence...


Movements Of Millions Say No To Gene Drives "IndyWatch Feed War"

The largest rural movements in Brazil, representing well over a million farmers, are protesting a new Brazilian regulation that would allow release of gene drives, the controversial genetic extinction technology, into Brazils ecosystems and farms. On February 3rd and 4th, the National Coalition of Farmworkers and Rural, Water and Forest Peoples[1] met near So Paulo, Brazil and sounded the alarm about new Brazilian regulatory changes a resolution passed on January 15th by Brazils National Technical Commission on Biosafety that would allow the release of gene drive organisms into the environment.


Pakistan promises to expedite steps to curb terror financing "IndyWatch Feed War"

Pakistans interior minister says the Islamic nation will expedite steps to curb terror financing and money laundering a day after the country avoided ending up on a terror watch list by a global task force. (AFP)
ISLAMABAD: Pakistans interior minister says the Islamic nation will expedite steps to curb terror financing and money laundering a day after the country avoided ending up on a terror watch list by a global task...


Russia denies diplomatic mail was used for Argentina cocaine traffic "IndyWatch Feed War"


MOSCOW (Reuters) Russias diplomatic mail was not used for cocaine traffic in Argentina, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Saturday, after police busted an international ring of drug smugglers.

The investigation started in 2016, when the Russian ambassador to Argentina called local authorities to report that traffickers were trying to move 16 bags of cocaine from the Buenos Aires embassy by way of a diplomatic flight.

Nearly 400 kilos of cocaine were seized, and several alleged members of a drug trafficking gang were arrested

Nearly 400 kilos of cocaine were seized, and several alleged members of a drug trafficking gang were arrested CREDIT: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Maria Zakharova, the spokeswoman for the Russian foreign ministry, said on social media that the information about smugglers using diplomatic mail was not true.

The investigation led to the arrest on Wednesday of an Argentine policeman and another citizen of the South American country.

Others involved in the scheme had been arrested in Russia, while one of the leaders of the plot was still on the run, Argentinas Security Minister Patricia Bullrich told reporters earlier this week.

Zakharova said the cocaine was destined for Europe and belonged to a Russian embassys non-essential employer. She didnt say if he was arrested.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; editing by Clelia Oziel

See also:

400kg of cocaine seized at Russian embassy in Argentina


Italy braces for anti-fascist and far-right protests "IndyWatch Feed War"


AFP/File | Police target anti-fascist activists with a water cannon after a protest turned violent in Turin, Italy

ROME (AFP)  Italy stepped up security for mass demonstrations by far-right and anti-fascist groups across the country on Saturday as tensions rise ahead of next weeks general election.There has been a dramatic increase of violent clashes between anti-fascist and far-right activists in recent weeks, particularly after a racially motivated attack on February 3 by a far-right gunman in the central city of Macerata that left six African migrants wounded.

Three thousand police were mobilised in Rome on Saturday for two marches and three sit-ins by both left and right groups likely to draw up to 20,000 people.

Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi was expected to attend the largest demonstration in Italys capital, organised by the National Association of Italian Partisans (ANPI), under the slogan Fascism Never Again.

Another anti-fascist protest in Rome, organised by a left-wing union, will rail against the Jobs Act, a flagship reform of Renzis government. One of the sit-ins will be hosted by Giorgia Meloni, head of the far-right Brothers of Italy party.

Roberto Fiore, head of the extreme-right Forza Nuova group, will march in Palermo, Sicily, after one of his partys activists was beaten up by men wearing masks there on Tuesday.

The far-left Potere al Popolo movement will also hold a rally in Palermo.

Matteo Salvini, the head of The League, will attend a demonstration in Milan. The far-right group formerly known as the Northern League is part of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconis right-wing coalition, along with Brothers of Italy.

The far-right CasaPound movement will also march in Milan.

Yet another demonstration will be held in Brescia, northern Italy, where an ANPI social centre was torched on Thursday night.

On the same day three police officers were injured after clashes with anti-fascist protesters demonstrating against a CasaPound meeting in the northwestern city of Turin.

The spike in violence comes amid fears of a revival of far-right parties in the March 4 election.

An average of the last major polls suggested Berlusconis right-wing coalition could finish on top, but fail to achieve a parliamentary majority.


Montreal Gazettes anti-Palestinian bias "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Yves Engler February 24, 2018 Shame on the Montral Gazette. Shame on Dan Delmar. Even when McGills uber-Israeli nationalist administration dismisses allegations of anti-Semitism the paper and its writer uses them to smear freedom promoting students. In October Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee activist Noah Lew cried anti-Semitism after he wasnt voted on to []


Ex-imam says Muslim call to prayer shows power and control over the country "IndyWatch Feed War"

Tomas Samuels analysis holds true not just for the call to prayer in Sweden, but all over the West. Ex-Imam about Muslim prayer call: Shows power and control over the country,' translated from Ex-imam om muslimska bneutrop: Visar p makt och kontroll ver landet,' by Anna Ernius, Samtiden, February 23, 2018: ISLAM. A mosque in []


Prayer and Meditation for Sunday, February 25, 2018 Abrahams Sacrifice of Isaac The Transfiguration What Origen Says About Lent "IndyWatch Feed War"

Second Sunday of Lent
Lectionary: 26

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Abrahams Sacrifice of Isaac by Caravaggio

Reading 1  GN 22:1-2, 9A, 10-13, 15-18

God put Abraham to the test.
He called to him, Abraham!
Here I am! he replied.
Then God said:
Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love,
and go to the land of Moriah.
There you shall offer him up as a holocaust
on a height that I will point out to you.When they came to the place of which God had told him,
Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it.
Then he reached out and took the knife to slaughter his son.
But the LORDs messenger called to him from heaven,
Abraham, Abraham!
Here I am! he answered.
Do not lay your hand on the boy, said the messenger.
Do not do the least thing to him.
I know now how devoted you are to God,
since you did not withhold from me your own beloved son.
As Abraham looked about,
he spied a ram caught by its horns in the thicket.
So he went and took the ram
and offered it up as a holocaust in place of his son.Again the LORDs messenger called to Abraham from heaven and said:
I swear by myself, declares the LORD,
that because you acted as you did
in not withholding from me your beloved son,
I will bless you abundantly
and make your descendants as countless
as the stars of the sky and the sands of the seashore;
your descendants shall take possession
of the gates of their enemies,
and in your descendants all the nations of the earth
shall find blessing
all this because you obeyed my command.

Responsorial Psalm PS 116:10, 15, 16-17, 18-19



The White Helmet Singalong "IndyWatch Feed War"

The white Helmet singalong by Banjo Marla h/t: Walid


Thanks to Consent Buried Deep in Sales Agreements, Car Manufacturers Are Tracking Tens of Millions of U.S. Cars "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: BoingBoing: Millions of new cars sold in the US and Europe are connected, having some mechanism for exchanging data with their manufacturers after the cars are sold; these cars stream or batch-upload location data and other telemetry to their manufacturers, who argue that they are allowed to do virtually anything they want with this []


Syrian War Report February 23, 2018: Syrian Army Enters YPG-held Part Of Aleppo, Turkey Strikes Convoy Entering Afrin "IndyWatch Feed War"

South Front 23.02.2018 On February 22, units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) entered into and established a full control of the YPG-held neighborhoods of Aleppo city, according to pro-government sources. A representative of the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) confirmed the SAA deployment to the Kurdish HAWAR news agency. According to the released statement, []


SpaceX Begins Starlink Satellite Broadband Trial "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: cnet: A pair of small satellites named for an adventurous Belgian cartoon character could serve as proof of concept for an ambitious global broadband service envisioned by Elon Musk. After days of delays, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the two small satellites, newly dubbed Tintin A and B by Musk (but known more []


Hugh Fitzgerald: Svenska Islamiska Dagbladet, Or, Just The Last Few Weeks In Sweden "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sweden is blessed with economic prosperity, political stability, and the physical beauty of a lacustrine landscape, with forests of fir, and spruce, and pine. For at least the last two hundred years, the country has been unravaged by war. But instead of gratefully accepting their lucky lot, the Swedes, or at least those in the []


A Larger Role for Midwives Could Improve Deficient U.S. Care for Mothers and Babies "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: ProPublica: In Great Britain, midwives deliver half of all babies, including Kate Middletons first two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. In Sweden, Norway and France, midwives oversee most expectant and new mothers, enabling obstetricians to concentrate on high-risk births. In Canada and New Zealand, midwives are so highly valued that theyre brought in []


WATCH: How many last hospital(s) in Aleppo can be destroyed by Russian airstrikes? "IndyWatch Feed War"

How many last hospitals in Aleppo did the media claim were destroyed during the fighting? One? Five? Ten? Watch this video by Tyranny Unmasked to find out


Florida Gunman Nikolas Cruz Knew How to Use a Gun, Thanks to the NRA and the U.S. Army "IndyWatch Feed War"

From, February 23, 2018. Part 2.

Extended web-only discussion with Pat Elder, the director of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy, a group that confronts militarism in the schools. He is the author of Military Recruiting in the United States. The gunman who fired on students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a 19-year-old white former student named Nikolas Cruz, was a member of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program, known as JROTC. Cruz also took part in a four-person JROTC marksmanship team at the school which had received $10,000 in funding from the NRA. [The NRA] realize that if they can start linking the children with the guns at age 13 in the high schools, its a win-win proposition for them and for the sellers of weaponry, says Elder.


This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!,, The War and Peace Report, with Part 2 of our discussion about JROTC and the mass shooting in Florida. While last weeks Florida school shooting has sparked a national debate over guns and the lobbying power of the National Rifle Association, much less attention has been paid to another aspect of the shooting. The Florida gunman, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was a member of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He was wearing his JROTC shirt when he carried out the massacre, in an attempt to blend in with other students. Cruz was also part of a four-person JROTC marksmanship team at the school which had received $10,000 in funding from the NRA.

We continue our conversation with Pat Elder, the director of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy, a group that confronts militarism in the schools. Hes author of Military Recruiting in the United States.

So, first of all, Pat, tell us how JROTC works in the schools. For example, how many kids at Marjory Stoneham Douglas school were in JROTC? What is the average in the United States?



Greece: No Trust in the Ministry -Anarchist Prisoner Konstantinos Yiatzoglou Will Continue Hunger Strike "IndyWatch Feed War"


24.02.18: Comrade Dinos was briefed on the mobilizations in the prisons following his illegal transfer by EKAM (Special Anti-Terrorist Unit) while he was on hunger strike. He knew that after the prisoners second communique, a special meeting of the Transfer Committee would become an absolute priority to fulfill his request. Despite commitments by the Ministry of Justice for a postive outcome made to the prisoners and the lawyer for the Prisoners Struggle Committee, there is no confidence in the ministry officials. So Dinos will continue his hunger strike and from tomorrow morning will also begin a thirst strike with only one demand his direct transfer back to Korydallos. There will be more detailed information in the next few hours.

Nothing is over. Everything continues.

(via Athens Indymedia, translated by Insurrection News)...


Germany: Muslim migrant thanks Mama Merkel for being able to practice polygamy on benefits "IndyWatch Feed War"

A 32-year-old Syrian man appeared on German media this week thanking German Chancellor Angela Merkel for allowing him to reunite with his other wife and children despite polygamy being illegal in Germany. There is nothing new about this, as the West sinks further. Western taxpayers have been putting out money for polygamy for some time. []


France announces deradicalization programs in schools and prisons "IndyWatch Feed War"

The French government has announced that it would seal off extremists within prisons and open new centres to reintegrate returning extremists into society as part of a plan to halt the spread of radical Islam. France is lost and fumbling. While the government vows to seal off extremists within prisons and schools, French children are []


Malaysian rapper detained by police over dog video considered insulting to Islam "IndyWatch Feed War"

In keeping with Islamic jurisprudence, there is no fun in Islam, no pluralism, no personal expression allowed that is deemed to be offensive, which includes dogs: Malaysian police said a popular ethnic Chinese rapper has been detained over complaints that his latest music video featuring dancers wearing dog masks and performing obscene moves insulted Islam []


Construction Begins on Jeff Bezos $42 Million 10,000-Year Clock "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: The Verge: Installation has finally begun on Jeff Bezos 10,000-year clock, a project that the Amazon CEO has invested $42 million in (along with a hollowed-out mountain in Texas that Bezos intends for a Blue Origin spaceport), with the goal of building a mechanical clock that will run for 10 millennia.


Rescuers in Syria's Ghouta unable to count dead as bombing continues "IndyWatch Feed War"


500 civilians have been killed in the Syrian rebel-held enclave according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights


Token Gestures: International Rescue Committee Slams Saudi Yemen Relief Plan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik | February 23, 2108 This week, the International Rescue Committee issued a statement condemning Saudi Arabias Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO), stating that the program is neither comprehensive, nor reflective of clear, shared humanitarian priorities. Last month, the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy announced the launch of YCHO, a relief program that allegedly aims to []


REVIEW: Caesars Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus "IndyWatch Feed War"

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REVIEW: Caesars Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus

Joseph Atwill

6 Stars Destroys the Catholic Church in Compelling Detail

In brief, this book compares Wars of the Jew written by courtiers of Caesar, and The New Testament by this authors account also written by courtiers of Caesar. The explicit intent was to create an official religion that would put down the Jewish zealots rebelling against Caesar, and in the process, train the masses to turn the other cheek, render unto Caesar all that is Caesars, and love the enemy. If true, and I believe the author has made this case most compellingly, then the Roman Catholic Church is perhaps the most significant and successful psychological operation in modern history; the Pope and the Vatican are bastards in every possible respect; and the time has come to end the Vaticans diplomatic immunity.

It is helpful, for those who struggle to understand the degree to which we all lied to about everything, to contemplate the books that I have reviewed previously that support this point.  Below I summarize this superb book and offer some quotes there is no substitute for actually reading this superb book.  The author is brilliant and he has seen and documented something that tens of thousands of scholars before him have all missed.

The ultimate hypocrisy documented by this book is Jesus warning of false prophets when actually being the false profit himself.

This is a Nobel-level work of Cultural Analysis, History, and Literature.

What I found most compelling, apart from the paragraph by paragraph, was the exquisite detailed analysis of specific names, specific timelines, and specific analogies. An example of very deep word by word analysis in the original language is provided on page 192.  The author is totally credible with his side by side comparisons and his hypothesis that the New Testament dates were back-dated to simulate prophecies that were reverse-engineered from actual events as documented in Wars of the Jew.

I have never, in my 65 years of life as a professional intelligence officer, seen a finer piece of analysis. John Lewis Gaddis would in my humble opinion, have given this author a solid A++ / 1st...


Greece: Ministry of Justice Pledge to Return Anarchist Comrade Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou to Korydallos & Promise No Reprisals Against Protesting Prisoners "IndyWatch Feed War"


24.02.18: A win for the prisoners! The immediate response of militant prisoners, who revolted in several wings of Korydallos, and the mobilizations of other prisoners has brought victory.

The Ministry of Justice has pledged to return anarchist prisoner Konstantinos Yiatzoglou to Korydallos, and has agreed to the terms that no prisoners will be disciplined.

(via KONTPA, translated by Insurrection News)


Owl: The Broken Culture "IndyWatch Feed War"

Who? Who?

Playground Hierarchies and Bullying Socialize Men to Take on the REAL Bullies in Government and Corporations

This long article is superb, with original thinking in the two articles (one by a very thoughtful US Marine) discussed and commentary. It offers the best socio-cultural-psychological analysis I have seen on what happened in Florida and in so many other mass shootings done by young men in recent years,  Also, reading between the lines, this article gives much needed insight into why the Elite seeks to feminize and homosexualize and morally and physically weaken boys and men:

The Broken Culture That Breeds Mass Murderers

Phi Beta Iota: Its more complicated than this, but the insights are very valuable.  From the invention of the Catholic and Jewish faiths to todays fake news and false flag events, the 1% have spent extraordinary amounts of money and imagination in keeping the 99% docile.  This includes the femininization of men, the financialization of the economy, the promulgation of pedophilia as a general means of entrapping and keeping loyal key judges, politicians, celebrities, CEOs, and others), and more. The latest iteration in the Deep States desperate attempt to keep control is #GoogleGestapo. As this is written, Facebook, Google, Twitter, and YouTube are all furiously deleting all reports that suggest that the Florida  school shooting was a false flag, including students stating that they were told it would be a drill and more.

See Also:

Deep State @ Phi Beta Iota

Fake News @ Phi Beta Iota

False Flag @ Phi Beta Iota

Pedophilia @ Phi Beta Iota


3 Things CNN Did This Week That Suggest the Mainstream Media Is Full of Sh*t "IndyWatch Feed War"

CNN-Logo-on Fire-Anti-Media(TIM Opinion)  Over the past week, CNN has been battling allegations of scripting a town hall event, spreading fake news, and exposing the identity and location of a woman during an interview. These accusations have been claimed by some as proof that the network fails to live up to its Facts First credo, while others view []


Greece: Statement from Revolutionary Struggle Prisoners Pola Roupa & Nikos Maziotis in Solidarity with Hunger Striker Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou "IndyWatch Feed War"


24.02.18: We denounce the invasion by EKAM (Special Anti-Terrorist Unit) and the kidnapping and beating of anarchist prisoner Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou. Immediately satisfy his demand to be transferred to Korydallos Prison. This terrorism will not pass.

Pola Roupa Nikos Maziotis, members of Revolutionary Struggle

(via Athens Indymedia, translated by Insurrection News)


New Proposal Designed to Confuse Public and Prevent Medicare for All "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington-based Democratic Party think tank funded by Wall Street, including private health insurers and their lobbying group, unveiled a new healthcare proposal designed to confuse supporters of Medicare for All and protect private health insurance profits. It is receiving widespread coverage in progressive media outlets. We must be aware of what is happening so that we are not fooled into another public option dead end.*

The fact that CAP is using Medicare for All language is both a blessing and a curse. It means Medicare for All is so popular that they feel a need to co-opt it, and it means that they are trying to co-opt it, which will give Democrats an opportunity to use it to confuse people.

This effort could be preparation for the possibility that Democrats win a majority in Congress in 2018 or 2020. It is normal for the pendulum to swing to the party opposite the Presidents party during the first term in office. If Democrats win a majority, they will be expected to deliver on health care, but they face a dilemma of having to please their campaign donors, which includes the health insurance industry, or pleasing their voters, where 75% support single payer health care.

The public is aware that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) protects the profits of the medical-industrial complex (private health insurers, Big Pharma and for-profit providers) and not the healthcare needs of the public. Fixing the ACA is not popular. Last year during repeal attempts, people made it clear at town halls and rallies that they want a single payer healthcare system such as National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA). By offering a solution that sounds good to the uninformed, Medicare Extra for All, but continues to benefit their Wall Street donors, Democrats hope to fool people or buy enough support to undermine efforts for NIMA.

This is an expected development. If we look at the...


#Greece: Prisoners Protesting for Furloughs in #Larissa Prison Face Threats for Riot-Police Intrusion "IndyWatch Feed War"

Greece: Apart from the situation in Korydallos prison (we reported earlier today), prisoners in Larissa are also protesting.

Originally published by Tokeli. Translated by Black Cat.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Greece: Prisoners Protesting for Furloughs in Larissa Prison Face Threats for Riot-Police Intrusion

The following announcement was sent by the prisoners of the C section of Larissa prison to the Initiative for Prisoners Rights.

The Initiative stands by prisoners and their fair struggle for furloughs, denounces the practices of the prison management which has used threats and blackmail in order to supress the mobilization and condemns violence against prisoners.

The prisoners of C section in Larissa prison are amidst a mobilization for the following reason: The refusal of the prison council to grant furloughs to prisoners who fulfill all the requirements, as they always find a reason to reject appeals to furloughs, especially those of immigrant prisoners. This is the main issue, apart from all the other difficulties we are facing.

Our protest began on Tuesday 13th of Feb, when we kept the prison yard open from 8am to 9pm. If things dont change we will escalate our struggle by going on hunger strike until the removal of the prison manager Demetris Papadopoulos and the social worker Agathi Loukidou, who has failed to provide any support for prisoners. Today, the prison manager threatened, among others, that he would call the riot police who would force us inside with the use of violence.

We are also protesting against the stance of the vice-prosecutor of appeals Vasilios Tsiardakas regarding furloughs. It is incomprehensible that a state correctional facility has been turned into a privately-run prison which disregards the penal code. Our protest will only stop w...


Human rights group calls on Iran to drop charges against headscarf protesters "IndyWatch Feed War"


Dozens of women have been arrested since January for protesting against compulsory headscarf laws in Iran


Sarah Holmes & Robert Steele: Update on Timothy Holmseth "IndyWatch Feed War"

Robert Steeles Comment and Letter Below the Fold

Robert David STEELE Vivas

ROBERT STEELE: Below is my posted comment to the above video, followed by an image from the Palatka Daily and my letter to the editor of that publication.

Mr. Tim Holmseth is a registered witness per a protective order from the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abuse under Presiding Judge Sir John Walsh of Brannaugh. The death threats against Mr. Holmseth are being taken very seriously. Polk County law enforcement is now fully briefed they wlll not be fooled again, and any further attempts against Mr. Holmseth both procedural and violent will be elevated immediately to the federal level. If it is not obvious to these criminals, their former CIA and FBI cohorts are now under sealed indictments and will be of no use to them. The White Hats helped our President harvest the NSA database and we have it all. Its time for these criminals to think about exit strategies emigration to Israel is certainly one option. I continue to strongly favor a Truth & Reconciliation strategy our focus is educational, not punitive.

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European politicians got millions to lobby for pro-Russian government in Ukraine Rick Gates, Paul Manifort in the Crosshairs (A lesson in how Russia and China work) "IndyWatch Feed War"

A new indictment has accused former Trump aide Paul Manafort of paying some $2 million to European politicians to support a pro-Russian government in Ukraine. The lobbying group was led by a former European chancellor.

EU, Ukrainian and Russian flags (Reuters)

US President Donald Trumps former campaign manager Paul Manafort paid a group of unnamed European politicians $2 million (1.6 million) to lobby for a pro-Russian government in Ukraine, according to an indictment filed by US special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday.

The superseding indictment accused Manafort of wiring the money to the politicians collectively called the Habsburg group in 2012 and 2013 to give independent assessments favorable of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovychs government.

The group was meant to act informally and without any visible relationship to the Ukraine government, a memorandum written by Manafort in June 2012 read.

Former chancellor behind the Habsburg group

An unnamed former European chancellor referred to as Foreign Politician A allegedly managed the lobbying group, according to the indictment. Manafort and the Habsburg group lobbied US lawmakers and senior government officials in or around 2013 in a strategy titled SUPER VIP.

Alfred Gusenbauer (picture-alliance/dpa/H. Punz)Alfred Gusenbauer was previously employed by a lobbying firm with ties to Manafort

The House of Habsburg was an aristocratic family that occupied the throne of the primarily German-speaking Holy Roman Empire for hundreds of years. Chancellors head the governments of Germany and Austria; the post also exists in Switzerland where the chancellor heads an office that supports the Federal Council, which serves as the head of...


Youtube Deleted The Richie Allen Show Channel "IndyWatch Feed War"

February 22, 2018  /  Gilad Atzmon GA: Earlier this evening, Youtube deleted The Richie Allen Show channel, one of the best internet program on the net. You may want to ask yourself what is left of our elementary freedom. With Youtube and Google around, the idea of an open society feels like a remote nostalgia  YouTube Has Informed []


Two US Warships Enter the Black Sea: a Policy of Testing Russia"s Resolve "IndyWatch Feed War"

The US appears to be going to any length to turn the Black Sea into a real hornets nest, as if it were not already involved in enough conflicts in remote regions. This policy of testing Russias resolve could backfire like it did in 2014.


Philippines: Duterte urges Filipinos to further enrich democracy 32nd anniversary of the bloodless revolution that toppled the dictatorship of late Ferdinand Marcos "IndyWatch Feed War"


Early this month, the hugely popular President Rodrigo Duterte defended his strongman style of leadership, saying the country would make no progress if he did not act like a dictator.


Ian Nicolas Cigaral ( February 25, 2018 6:11pm

MANILA, Philippines Let us further enrich our democracy.

This was the message of President Rodrigo Duterte, who has been accused of having strongman-like tendencies, in commemorating the 32nd anniversary of a bloodless revolution that toppled the dictatorship of late Ferdinand Marcos.

More than three decades ago, we have shown the world how a peoples courage and resolve can alter the course of our nations history, Duterte said.

re than three decades ago, we have shown the world how a peoples courage and resolve can alter the course of our nations history, Duterte said.

Since then, the People Power Revolution has become the enduring symbol of our determination to fight for what is right and during our countrys most crucial and trying times to defend and uphold our cherished democratic values, he added.

Early this month, the hugely popular Duterte defended his strongman style of leadership, saying the country would make no progress if he did not act like a dictator.

Malacaang on Friday confirmed that Duterte will not join the 32nd EDSA People Power anniversary celebration in Manila on February 25the second time the maverick leader decided to skip the commemoration of the historic event.

In 1972, tens of thousands of suspected communist rebels and political foes were killed when Marcos, whom Duterte considers as the best president ever, declared martial law and ruled the country with an iron fist for two d...


The Venezuelan Petro Towards a New World Reserve Currency? "IndyWatch Feed War"

February 22, 2018 by Peter Koenig for The Saker Blog Imagine an international currency backed by energy? By a raw material that the entire world needs, not gold which has hardly any productive use, but whose value is mostly speculative not hot air like the US dollar. Not fiat money like the US-dollar and []


In Americas absence, Japan takes lead on Asian free trade "IndyWatch Feed War"

At a time when Japan is doing more than ever to uphold the post-war international system, it is an extreme historical irony that Imperial Japans Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere is finally being achieved.

Japans leadership towards getting, on March 8, signatures on the final agreement of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), also known as TPP 11, will be a big step towards Asian regionalisation without the United States.

By default, Japans World War II ambition of Asian cultural and economic unity free of Western powers looks close to fruition.

Yet Japans core plan had always been for TPP, and the Asia-Pacific, to include the US until President Donald Trumps withdrawal.

Since the war, Japan has for the most part conceived the ideal regional framework to be an Asia-Pacific fusion in partnership with the US. Refusal to participate in initiatives excluding the US, such as the East Asia Economic Caucus, has been paired with support for US-inclusive frameworks, such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation and East Asia Summit.

The guiding principle was to keep the US in Asia. However, the inauguration of TPP 11 marks the creation of a new, Japan-led pan-Asianism.

Japans chief trade negotiator, Mr Kazuyoshi Umemoto (centre), with other Japanese delegates at the TPP senior leaders meeting in Sydney last year. Japans core plan had always been for TPP, and t...


Where"s the Beef Stroganoff? Eight Sacrilegious Reflections on Russiagate "IndyWatch Feed War"

The fact that so many Democrats and Democratic Party-affiliated groups and media organs are helping spread this conspiratorial and xenophobic madness is yet another reminder that the radically regressive Republicans and the deplorable dollar Democrats are two wings of the same bird of [corporate and imperial] prey (Upton Sinclair, 1904) both lethal, murderous, plutocratic, and authoritarian in their own different ways.


Iran makes further arrests of environmentalists "IndyWatch Feed War"


The three arrested are the latest in a crackdown targeting Iran's environmentalists and wildlife activists


israel egregiously abuses and mistreats Palestinians the way Nazis brutalized Jews "IndyWatch Feed War"

Murdering Palestinians by Israel Is OK by Stephen Lendman Israel egregiously abuses and mistreats Palestinians the way Nazis brutalized Jews. They were condemned and punished for their high crimes. The world community lets Israel get away with cold-blooded murder and much more. On Thursday, Jericho resident Yassin al-Saradih died hours after Israeli soldiers lawlessly arrested []


Donald Trump backs joint naval exercises in South China Sea "IndyWatch Feed War"

Australian, Singaporean and Malaysian navy ships during exercises in the South China Sea.Australian, Singaporean and Malaysian navy ships during exercises in the South China Sea. Julianne Cropley

US President Donald Trump said he would love the Australian Navy to join the United States in freedom of navigation exercises in the South China Sea.

Australia has previously diplomatically avoided directly participating in the exercises, which represent statements against Chinas incursion into the international waterways and crucial maritime trade routes.

Asked if the United States would like to have Australian naval ships join the exercises, Mr Trump was effusive.

We would love to have Australia involved and I think Australia wants us to stay involved, he said.

Mr Trump again warned of war if sanctions failed to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear campaign.Mr Trump again warned of war if sanctions failed to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear campaign. PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop last week said US warships, positioned in Darwin as part of the building US presence in Australias north, could conduct freedom of navigation exercises from there. But she again stopped short of advocating a direct role for Australian ships, something which would irritate Beijing.

Mr Trump extended the offer during a joint press conference with Mr Turnbull at the White House on Saturday.

The pair had just met for 90 minutes to discuss the usual issues of regional security and trade.

They swapped platitudes about the ongoing strength of the relati...


Distracted Donald Trump Forced To Address Russia, China Despite US Retreat Mr Putin and Xi Jinping have collapsed Americas political authority abroad "IndyWatch Feed War"

Americas embrace of belligerent nationalism has collapsed its political authority abroad

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The White House national security adviser HR McMaster insists the evidence of Russian efforts to subvert US democracy is incontrovertible. His boss Donald Trump thinks the Federal Bureau of Investigation has better things to do than investigate the Kremlins interference in the 2016 election. Vladimir Putins Russia has been a big part of the reason for rising global insecurity. The absence of sober American leadership is now a bigger one.

The latest gathering of foreign policy and defence chiefs at the Munich Security Conference was nothing if not gloomy. Speaker after speaker stepped up to the podium to recite the list of threats. Mr Putins meddling in western elections sits alongside Russian revanchism in Ukraine; violent chaos in Syria and beyond, together with the spread of Islamist terrorism; North Koreas quest for long-range nuclear missiles; and Beijings military build-up in the South China Sea.

More unnerving than any one flashpoint is the pervasive sense of powerlessness. It was one thing to enunciate the challenges. Missing was anything much in the way of solutions. We must all stick together, show resolve. This is what politicians say when they are lost. Resolve to what purpose?

Leadership of the west rests with a US president at war with most of the American foreign policy establishment. Outsiders puzzling at the direction of US policy are told to dismiss the words of the president and commander-in-chief and focus on the course set by two generals Jim Mattis at the Pentagon and Gen McMaster. But can we be sure Mr Trump is bluffing or might he indeed visit fire and fury on Pyongyang?

The post-cold war Pax Americana had entered its twilight before Mr Trump took office. US hegemony could not outlive the redistribution of economic power to the east and south above all the rise of a China determined to reassert a global role. Barack Obamas leading from behind was in part an admission of the shift. But Mr Trumps embrace of a policy shaped around belligerent nationalism, repudiation of the rules-based order and his admiration for Mr Putin has collapsed Americas political authority abroad.

US hegemony could not outlive the redistribution of economic power to the east and south

American power provided the glue of the international order the backstop for the regional arrangements that by and large...



In last Thursday's News and Views from the Nefarium, I pointed out that the EU is heading into rough waters, and that in my

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Relatives protest visit by N. Korea general blamed for warship sinking "IndyWatch Feed War"


POOL/AFP/File | General Kim Yong Chol (C) is widely blamed in the South for the sinking of the corvette Cheonan in 2010

SEOUL (AFP)  Angry relatives of sailors killed in the 2010 sinking of a South Korean warship protested Saturday against the impending visit to the Winter Olympics of a North Korean general blamed for the attack.Relatives of the 46 killed on the Cheonan corvette urged Seoul to scrap the visit by Kim Yong Chol who will head an eight-member delegation at the Games closing ceremony Sunday.

US President Donald Trumps eldest daughter and key adviser Ivanka will also attend the event, creating protocol headaches for Seoul officials.

A giant floating crane lifts the stern of the 1,200-tonne sunken Cheonan to place it on a barge, before returning it to South Korea, April 15, 2010.

Kim is widely blamed for a spate of attacks against the South including the torpedoing nearly eight years ago of the corvette. He has also been linked to the shelling of the Souths Yeonpyeong island the same year, which killed four people.

Execute Kim Yong Chol, chanted a group of some 30 relatives of the Cheonan victims at a rally in a Seoul city centre square.

North Korea accept the responsibility for the atrocity and apologise, they shouted, waving banners and portraits of Kim marked with a red cross.

The conservative opposition Liberty Korea Party also repeated its objection to Kims visit, vowing to hold a massive protest on Monday.

We can never allow a visit by a Hitler-like war criminal, the main culprit of the attack against the Cheonan, party leader Hong Joon-Pyo wrote on his Facebook account.

Thousands of demonstrators staging their weekly protest for the re...


Western Lies about Lies over Syria"s East Ghouta "IndyWatch Feed War"

Western governments, their corporate news media, and even the United Nations chief Antonio Guterres are once again playing a disgusting, emotive propaganda game over the Syrian war.



Three more Iranian environmentalists arrested "IndyWatch Feed War"


FAMILY HANDOUT/AFP/File | Iranian-Canadian environmentalist Kavous Seyed Emami died in prison

TEHRAN (AFP)  Three environmentalists have been detained in Iran, a conservative-linked news website reported late Friday, the latest in a series of arrests of wildlife campaigners in the Islamic republic.Members of the Association for the Protection of Nature in Lavardin were arrested by a security agency. The allegations against them are unknown, Tabnak reported.

It said they were arrested in Bandar Lengheh in the southern Hormuzgan province on the Gulf coast.

It follows the arrest of eight members of the Persian Heritage Wildlife Association, Irans most prominent nature NGO, in January on espionage charges.

Its founder Kavous Seyed Emami, 63, died in prison around two weeks later.

Officials say he committed suicide in his cell, but the family have questioned the verdict and say they were threatened by officials.

The deputy head of the governments Environment Protection Organisation, renowned water campaigner Kaveh Madani, was also detained briefly this month.



The fantasy of free speech "IndyWatch Feed War"

The fantasy of free speech


How the new call-out culture is killing fiction "IndyWatch Feed War"

Writers blocked: how the new call-out culture is killing fiction


Ex-MI6 chief says Jeremy Corbyn has questions to answer over spying claims "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sir Richard Dearlove said the Labour leader cant just laugh off the accusations.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (Aaron Chown/PA)

Jeremy Corbyn has questions to answer over his Cold War links, a former spy chief has said.

Sir Richard Dearlove said the Labour leader should have taken care to avoid meeting a Czechoslovakian agent and cannot just laugh off the claims.

The ex-MI6 boss said holding only a couple of meetings with Jan Sarkocy would amount to stupidity but if the spys claims that many more took place were true then this affair takes on a completely different aspect.

Former head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove says Jeremy Corbyn has questions to answer over spy claims Former head of MI6 Sir Richard Dearlove says Jeremy Corbyn has questions to answer over spy claims (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Mr Sarkocy,  a former agent of the Czech StB intelligence agency, has been described as a fantasist by Mr Corbyns allies.

But Sir Richard, who was C at the Secret Intelligence Service, said the agent could not be easily dismissed.

The discussion I have had with friends close to the current Czech intelligence community suggests otherwise, he told The Daily Telegraph.

Sir Richard, who was posted to Communist Czechoslovakia, said everything I learned about the way the StB operated tells me that these accusations should be taken seriously.

Mr Corbyns spokesman has previously challenged records of supposed meetings between the then Labour backbencher and Mr Sarkocy.

Mr Corbyn recalled speaking to a diplomat from the then communist country in 1986, as one of many meetings with ambassadors, politicians, activists...


54 patients died waiting for israel to let them out of Gaza. Their treatment would have been better had they been ISIS terrorists "IndyWatch Feed War"

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India is taking an independent approach to its relations with Mideast countries.

 FEBRUARY 24, 2018 10:10

Indias delicate Middle East foreign policy balancing act

Indias Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves upon his arrival to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (not pictured) in Ramallah, in the West Bank February 10, 2018.. (photo credit: REUTERS/MOHAMAD TOROKMAN)

Since India forged formal diplomatic tie...


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Callers tell of fear of Nikolas Cruzs behavior and guns fixation in the weeks after he lost his mother

Nikolas Cruz appeared in court on Feb. 19.
Nikolas Cruz appeared in court on Feb. 19. PHOTO: MIKE STOCKER/PRESS POOL

In the weeks before last weeks mass shooting at a Florida high school, those close to the 19-year-old charged in the attack told authorities of his escalating rage, violent outbursts and threats to kill others.

A January call to the Federal Bureau of Investigation tipline by an unidentified woman warned that she was concerned that Nikolas Cruz would get into a school and just shoot the place up, according to a transcript of her call with a bureau tipline operator reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

I know heshes going to explode, she said. More recently, she said, Mr. Cruz switched i...


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At North Michigan University, students can discover how to decolonize their diet. That means learning about where the common foods and ingredients come from, what a decolonizing diet is, and how they can incorporate the diet into their daily lives.


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Libya: From Africas Richest State Under Gaddafi, to Failed State After NATO Intervention By Garikai Chengu, This article was first published on October 19, 2014. This week marks the three-year anniversary of the Western-backed assassination of Libyas former president, Muammar Gaddafi, and the fall of one of Africas greatest nations. In 1967 Colonel Gaddafi inherited []


Greece: Only the Ideas We Actually Live Are of Any Value About the Hunger Strike of Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Received on 24.02.18:

Today, 24/02, early in the morning, a group of police special forces (EKAM) entered Korydallos prison and abducted comrade Konstantinos Giagtzoglou (who is on hunger strike since 21/02 demanding his permanent transfer in Korydallos prison, located in Athens) in order to transfer him to Larisa prison. The comrade fought back which resulted in him being injured by the pigs. He wasnt allowed to take any of his stuff, not even his medicine.

As an immediate response, the rest of the prisoners rose up and captured all prison wings, demanding a meeting with a representative of the Justice Department. They demand the immediate return of Konstantinos in Korydallos prison.

General information about the case:

Anarchist comrade Konstantinos Giagtzoglou was arrested on October 28th 2017, while exiting a hideout rented by him under a false identity and while trasferring guns and explosive materials. Ntinos is accused of being a member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire and for sending parcel bombs to various E.U. officials including the former prime minister of Greece, Loukas Papadimos. The cops accusations are based on a mixed DNA sample and on the fact that Dinos was visiting a former anarchist prisoner in Korydallos prison in early 2013. The comrade stated that both renting the appartment a...


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Gaza: Who or What Has a Right to Exist? By Judith Deutsch, Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom (Verso, 2018), is an extraordinary book. It is also a difficult book to read. In his preface, Norman Finkelstein writes that this work has been a painstaking, fastidious undertaking born of a visceral detestation of falsehood, in particular []


Protests in Solidarity with #Afrin Again Banned in #Germany German Government Approves 31 Arms Deal with Turkish Army "IndyWatch Feed War"

Todays protests in solidarity with Afrin in Dortmund, Germany are banned by police authorities. Yesterday the cops already banned a gathering in solidarity with Afrin in Bonn. Last night cops also surrounded the autonomous center in Wuppertal and carried out ID checks after a gathering in solidarity with Afrin. The cops also checked people at Marienstrasse in Wuppertal. On Monday (06:00pm in front of the City Arkaden) people in Wuppertal will take the streets again to protest in solidarity with Afrin. All these  cities are in the German state of Nort Rhine Westphalia. While authorities are banning protests against the Turkish miliraty aggression against Afrin, the German government approved 31 arms deals for the Turkish army between December 18, 2017 and January 24, 2018. 

Written by Riot Turtle.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Protests in Solidarity with Afrin Again Banned in Germany German Government Approves 31 Arms Deal with Turkish Army

After cops stopped a demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Cologne, Germany on January 27th, they banned demonstrations in Cologne and Duisburg on February 10. Yesterday cops banned a gathering in solidarity with Afrin in Bonn and announced that todays demonstration in Dortmund in solidarity with Afrin is also banned. In a press release police authorities in Dortmund stated that they will ban all demonstrations that support the PKK. 

In Wuppertal cops surrounded the autonomous center after a gathering in solidarity with Afrin last night. The cops also had a check point in the Marienstrasse in Wuppertal, Germany last night. They checked peoples ids and threatened to detain groups of people of more than three persons. The autonomous center in Wuppertal closed early last night after the terror by the cops. But local sources say this state repression will not be unanswered. 



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US Aggression in Syria an Imperialist Blueprint Editorial Syrias prolonged conflict and misery going into its eighth year is no accident. It is by design. American imperialist design. First though, we note the increasing reprehensible absurdity in this conflict. Turkey, which invaded Syria nearly a month ago in violation of Syrias sovereignty, this week []


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#Greece: Kidnapping of Anarchist Prisoner Konstantinos Giagtzoglou has Caused an Uprising in #Korydallos Prison "IndyWatch Feed War"

Anarchist prisoner Konstantinos Giagtzoglou was kidnapped by anti-terrorism cops  copsfrom Korydallos prison in Greece this morning. We publish 3 announcements from Korydallos prisoners. Last Update 01:29pm

Originally published by Athens Indymedia (here announcement 1, 23 and 4). Translated by Black Cat.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Greece: Kidnapping of Anarchist Prisoner Konstantinos Giagtzoglou has Caused an Uprising in Korydallos Prison

Announcement at 7:15 am Today at 6:45 antiterrorism units invaded Korydallos prison and proceeded to the violent kidnapping of the anarchist hunger striker Konstantinos Giagtzoglou.

Konstantinos resisted as much as he could, but the antiterrorism cops along with other uniformed and hooded police officers stormed in his cell and assaulted him. Next they handcuffed him and removed him violently while he had almost passed out. The wing of the prison was locked at the time and the prisoners were banging on the doors and insuting the cops. At this point the prison is not open yet and the cells remain locked.

Announcement at 7:39 am Konstantinos Giagtzoglou has just left the prison in the van of the Tansfer Unit which is escorted by a strong police force of the antiterrorism unit. The hunger striker has been kidnapped without being given the chance to take his clothes, his belongings and his medications. The prison is not open yet, since there is a fear for the reactions of the prisoners. This is the second time within the last month that the antiterrorism units invade the prison and kidnap a prisoner from the A wing of Korydallos. All of these take place against the backdrop of a leftist Syriza government that supports human rights.



Greece: Korydallos Prisoners Take Keys & Radio from Guards as Rebellion Begins Following the Kidnapping of Anarchist Hunger Striker Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou "IndyWatch Feed War"


24.02.18: UPDATE 1: This is a time of insurrection by Korydallos prisoners after the abduction K. Yiagtzoglou by the cops a while ago. So far A, D and possibly C wings are involved in a dynamic action in response to the kidnapping of anarchist hunger striker K. Yiagtzoglou.

UPDATE 2: The prisoners have taken keys and a radio from the guards. What is happening now is in the context of a mobilization by prisoners demanding the return of anarchist comrade Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou to Korydallos Prison.

They demand that government representatives come to the prison.

(via Athens Indymedia, translated by Insurrection News)

UPDATE 3: The Prisoner Solidarity Network in Greece have announced via their Twitter account that the prisoners now control the majority of Korydallos Prison.



Rachel Notley Sides with the Enemies of Tenure, Peer Review, and Academic Freedom at Albertas Universities "IndyWatch Feed War"

Dear Premier Rachel Notley:

I am writing you this open letter to defend myself against your attack on me personally and professionally. What is the evidentiary basis behind your characterization of my academic work as repulsive, offensive and not reflective of Alberta? Why have you decided to set yourself up, Premier Notley, as some sort of arbitrator to decide what scholarly work in Alberta universities meets the criteria of being reflective of Alberta?

Is your opinion about what is, or is not, reflective of Alberta to become a new test of how curriculum will be created and how faculty members will be chosen in this province? There are serious implications for academic freedom and free speech in this province when an Alberta Premier chimes in about the need to reflect her own conception of Alberta values in higher education.

What lies behind your decision to disseminate a caricature of me standing at the head of the class in order to spread lies and conspiracy theories?1

Since I began teaching in the Department of Native American Studies at the University of Lethbridge in 1990, I have never once seen a student evaluation that reflects the kind of accusations you are pressing publicly on me. How is it you think you know more about me, including what goes on in my classroom, than my own students?

After a year and a half of being subject to a ruthless trial-by-media, a new process is only now being initiated that from my perspective allows me to come forward for the first time to tell my side of the story before an investigating tribunal operating within the terms of our collective agreement. The process is going forward because of a court contestation that the U of L Board of Governors lost because of its unwillingness to adhere to the laws of labour relations in Alberta.

Whose advice was the Board depending on when its members put themselves in suc...


Greece: Anarchist Prisoner Konstantinos Yiatzoglou Kidnapped from Korydallos Prison by EKAM (Special Anti-Terrorist Unit) "IndyWatch Feed War"


24.02.18: UPDATE 1 Today at 06:45AM EKAM (Special Anti-Terrorist Unit) invaded Korydallos Prison and violently kidnapped the hunger striker Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou. Konstantinos resisted as best as he could as the masked and uniformed EKAM entered his cell and assaulted him. They then put him in handcuffs and violently dragged him out of his cell while he was in a dazed state from the assault. The wing of the prison was put on lockdown but the prisoners banged on the doors and cursed the cops. So far the wing is still on lockdown.

UPDATE 2 As soon as the hunger striker Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou was removed from his cell a special transport team took him accompanied by heavily armed members of EKAM. The hunger striker was kidnapped without even letting him bring his clothes, personal belongings or even his medication.
A-wing is still on lockdown as the prison authorities are frightened about the reactions of the prisoners. This is the second time in a month that EKAM have kidnapped prisoners from A-Wing. And all this occurring under the so-called left-wing Syriza government of rights.



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Mantiq al-Tayer | February 23, 2018 As mindless zionist-bullshit-fed Americans worry about Russiagate, an unspeakable evil is about to descend upon the once great capital city of what is left of the United States. This evil is so thoroughly ingrained in the consciousness for lack of a better term of the inside-the-beltway crowd []


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I have a confession to make: I dont hate Binyamin Netanyahu. I dont hate Sarale either. I generally dont hate people. With the sole exception of people who have betrayed the trust I put in them and tried to stick a knife in my back. Not more than three or four in all my life. Continue reading "Who Will Be Israels Next Prime Minister?"

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The Tragicomedy of Russiagate "IndyWatch Feed War"

The whole election-meddling distraction is remarkable in both comic and tragic ways. The tragedy can be summed up in three words: New Cold War. At a time when the U.S. and Russian governments ought to be working toward nuclear disarmament, relations are deteriorating dangerously. As the estimable Australian writer Caitlin Johnstone, notes, despite Donald Trumps Continue reading "The Tragicomedy of Russiagate"

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The Future Depends on What You Do Today "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Barbara Zaha

Nearly a century ago, Gandhi advised, The future depends on what you do today. Clearly, the wisdom of those words reflects throughout our present-day world.

Nowhere is Gandhis sage truism more applicable or apparent than the antiwar movement. Since joining the WBW team, I have been incredibly inspired by the depth of thought, commitment, actions, and support of our activists and donors in creating a better world for humanity and the planet with sustainable peace, a world beyond war. Choosing peace is a conscious decision, evident in lifestyles, relationships, and a broad range of instrumental actions, including divesting from companies that fuel war and injustice; conscious consumption; robust activism; and consistent financial support for WBW to continue its vital mission.

All the actions intended to contribute to engineering a world beyond war, however, remain continuously challenged by a culture entrenched and enchanted with militarism, permeating beyond public policy and politics to infiltrate our media, entertainment, schools and communities. Trumps proposed military parade would only cement all the wrong thinking (or worse, the complete absence of thought) and missteps of the past as Americas and the worlds preordained path for the future.

Simultaneously disregarding an escalating deficit while targeting the most vulnerable Americans with drastic program and funding cuts, Trump has recklessly proposed a self-aggrandizing military parade with an estimated cost of $1 to $5 million dollars. Although we can all agree an outrageously expensive military parade with myriad adverse impacts is beyond absurd, its unconscionable, how we choose to respond today to his proposed military parade will impact the future of not only this reprehensible event but Americas future glorification of war as well as its relationship with the international community, now and in future.

A military parade of this scale will enrage our enemies while instilling the myths of war, the acceptableness of war, to upcoming generations around the world. Public outcry has been vociferously resolute against Trumps proposed military parade, but it will take more than words to stop it from happening.

Once again it will requ...


Inside the U.S. Military Recruitment Program That Trained Nikolas Cruz to Be A Very Good Shot "IndyWatch Feed War"

From, February 21, 2018. Part 1.

Dozens of students who survived last weeks school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida have arrived in Tallahassee to push for new gun control measures. On Tuesday, the Republican-controlled Florida House of Representatives blocked a bid to bring up a bill to ban sales of assault-style rifles in the state. The Florida gunman, a 19-year-old white former student named Nikolas Cruz, was a member of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program, and was also part of a four-person JROTC marksmanship team at the school which had received $10,000 in funding from the NRA. For more, we speak with Pat Elder, director of the National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy, an organization that confronts militarism in schools. Hes the author of Military Recruiting in the United States.


This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.

AMY GOODMAN: Moonshiner by Bob Dylan, sung by a very young Bob Dylan, about getting older, something 17 people wont have the privilege of doing, getting older, in Florida. This is Democracy Now! Im Amy Goodman.

Dozens of students who survived last weeks school shooting in Florida have arrived in Tallahassee to push for new gun control measures, following last weeks mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen people were killed. The students are holding a rally today outside the Florida Statehouse, just a day after the Republican-controlled Florida House of Representatives blocked a bid to bring a bill to ban sales of assault-style rifles in the state.

While the Florida shooting has sparked a national debate over guns and the lobbying power of the National Rifle Association, the NRA, much less attention has been paid to another aspect of the shooting. The Florida gunman, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz, was a member of the Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program, before he was expelled from the school. He was wearing his JROTC shirt when he carried out the massacre, in an attempt to blend in with other students. Cruz was also part of a four-person JROTC marksmanship team at the school which had received $10,000 in funding from the NRA. Seventeen months ago, the school sent out a tweet say...


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On Thursday, 22 February 2018, RQ Construction LLC received over $23 million from the Pentagon to build a Contingency Mass Migration Complex at Naval Station Guantnamo Bay (NSGB). RQ Construction is tasked with designing and constructing buildings, roads, parking lots, and electrical systems.

With its headquarters in Carlsbad, California, RQ Construction is no stranger to work at Guantnamo. The corporation has previously repaired Wharf Bravo and repaved blacktop surfaces around the Naval Station. Stateside, RQ Construction is one of the Pentagons favorite building contractors. It has worked on dozens of construction sites across the U.S. militarys massive domestic footprint. Its projects include building a Marine battalion complex at Camp Lejeune, building SEAL facilities in and around San Diego, and building a SOF battalion ops facility at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM).

Construction is a steady, lucrative part of the U.S. war industry. Construction at Guantnamo continued throughout the Bush and Obama administrations. The Trump administration is no different.

Since 11 September 2001, construction projects at Naval Station Guantnamo Bay (NSGB) have been part of a comprehensive plan to upgrade and expand bases accommodations and capabilities.

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by Idan Landau, via Defend Democracy Press The writing is already on the wall: Israel will soon launch a military operation in Lebanon. Not a targeted attack on a weapons convoy or factory, but a simultaneous attack on Hezbollahs missile production and launch sites. The operation will take place at the same time as, or immediately after, a series of assassinations of known Hezbollah operatives. That organization will, of course, react by launching a massive missile barrage at population centers in Israel, and Hamas may contribute its share in the south. Last week we were informed that missile interceptor systems have already been deployed throughout the country as part of a joint drill between the IDF and the U.S. military. Washington has already given a green light, or so we learn from Thomas Friedmans most recent column a faithful mouthpiece of American foreign policy. In this well-orchestrated event, Israels mouthpieces play a single tune: Iran and Hezbollah have crossed a red line, and if their Russian patron does not restrain them (the crux of Israel-Russia security coordination), Israel will strike hard (and it will do so because


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Despite dense airstrikes from the Saudi-backed coalition, Yemeni forces have liberated key areas, destroyed Emirati bases and equipment, and killed dozens of invading mercenaries this week.

Yemens Success on the Ground

Yemens resistance forces known throughout western media simply as the Houthis enjoyed remarkable success today.

The joint operation between Air Defense Forces and Missile Forces took place in Marib province where they liberated key locations and targeted Emirati military sites including a headquarters using drone surveillance and missiles.

In Hajjah, Lajih, and Taiz provinces, Yemens Army and Popular Committees successfully gained control of territory during additional advances.

Earlier this week, Yemens Army and Popular Committees lured Emirati troops into an ambush before killing 12 and destroying their military vehicles. Yemens resistance sniper unit took out 13 Saudi troops on various fronts beyond the Saudi border including Asir, Jizan, and Najran province.

Yemens Army and Popular Committees expanded their defensive operations into Saudi territory throughout the course of the war in response to the devastating Saudi-led invasion, airstrike campaign, and blockade.


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This doesnt mean that Cruz was an Islamic jihadi. It means that he saw their bloodlust, and admired it. An organization that glories in violence and murder is going to attract people of like mind. And if that organization justifies itself by reference to the teachings of a major religion, this kind of thing is []


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CIA Lies "IndyWatch Feed War"

Is the CIA So Bad that Even When It Tells the Truth It Adds-In Lies?


Is the CIA So Bad that Even When It Tells the Truth It Adds-In Lies?

On Sunday, February 17th, I was surprised to see in the reliably neoconservative newspaper, New York Times, an opinion-article headlined with the distinctively non-neoconservative title, Russia Isnt the Only One Meddling in Elections. We Do It, Too. But, then, I got to the neocon core, in the article itself: 
But in recent decades, both Mr. Hall and Mr. Johnson argued, Russian and American interferences in elections have not been morally equivalent. American interventions have generally been aimed at helping non-authoritarian candidates challenge dictators or otherwise promoting democracy. Russia has more often intervened to disrupt democracy or promote authoritarian rule, they...


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Regarding Ghouta. 
I haven't covered it because it feels exactly like a replay of Aleppo, Syria. 
Which was covered extensively here. I'm following Afrin much more closely.

Without further adieu.
UN Delays Vote on 30 day Syrian Ceasefire

"The U.N. Security Council has delayed a vote on a resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire across Syria in hopes of trying to close a gap over when a halt to fighting should take place.
Kuwait's U.N. Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaiba is the current council president. He told reporters Friday evening that "we are so close," but there are still differences over the timing of a cease-fire.
He said the council will meet at noon EST (1700 GMT) on Saturday.
The resolution sponsored by Kuwait and Sweden calls for a cease-fire to take effect 72 hours after its adoption, followed immediately by access for humanitarian convoys and medical evacuation teams"
 Should we expect an "occurence" in Ghouta overnight? A psyop perped by others intended to send a message or up the pressure exponentially?

 A week of insanity- How will it end?


Montral Gazette Smears Freedom Promoting Students "IndyWatch Feed War"

Shame on the Montral Gazette. Shame on Dan Delmar. Even when McGills uber-Israeli nationalist administration dismisses allegations of anti-Semitism the paper and its writer uses them to smear freedom promoting students.

In October Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee activist Noah Lew cried anti-Semitism after he wasnt voted on to the Board of Directors of the Students Society of McGill University (SSMU). At a General Assembly Democratize SSMU sought to impeach the student unions president Muna Tojiboeva. The ad-hoc student group was angry over her role in suspending an SSMU vice president and adopting a Judicial Board decision that declared a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions resolution unconstitutional. While they couldnt muster the two thirds of votes required to oust the non-Jewish president of the student union, Democratize SSMU succeeded in blocking the re-election of two Board of Directors candidates who supported the effort to outlaw BDS resolutions.

After failing to be re-elected to the Board of Directors at the same meeting Noah Lew claimed he was blocked from participating in student government because of my Jewish identity and my affiliations with Jewish organizations. Lews claim received international coverage, including coverage in the Gazette.

As shes done on previous occasions, McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier echoed the Israel activists claims. Fortier sent out two emails to all students and faculty about the incident with one of them noting, allegations have arisen suggesting that the votes against one or more of those directors were motivated by anti-Semitism. At the time she announced an investigation into the incident.

Released two weeks ago, the investigation dismissed Lews claim of anti-Semitism. After interviewing 38 students over three-and-a-half weeks, former Student Ombudsman Dr. Spencer Boudreau concluded that he could not substantiate the notion that the vote was motivated by anti-Semitism and couldnt find evidence that would equate students protests about Israels policies with anti-Semitism. Rather, Boudreau found that the vote was motivated by politics, that is, based on his [Lew] support for Israel and Zionism and/or for his view of the BDS movement.

Instead of covering the investigation, the Gazette repeated the Israel nationalists baseless smear. A story headlined ...


21 killed in Syrian rebel suburb as UN Security Council delays vote on ceasefire "IndyWatch Feed War"


UN talks continue on 30-day cessation of Syria hostilities in shadow of Russian veto; Saturday vote possible

Friday, 23 February


Apparently the Solution to Mass Shootings Is to Turn Schools Into Prisons "IndyWatch Feed War"

turn schools into prisons(ANTIMEDIA)  In response to last weeks shooting at a Florida high school, the states governor recently released his plans to make schools safer. Many of his proposals will indisputably serve to further turn schools into prisons, a trend that has been on the rise for years. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Governor Rick Scotts proposals include:  $450 []


Masha Gessen, A 'State Propaganda Agent' "IndyWatch Feed War"

Masha Gessen Is A Fact-Challenged "State Propaganda Agent"

Anti-Russia propagandist Marsha Gessen is a pet of neolibcons with regular space in Fred Hiatt's funny pages. Whenever she writes about Russia she gets, like the U.S. president, nearly every fact wrong. It is almost as if she has opinions and then creates facts to argue that her opinions are right and the only possible ones to have.
Ohh - the paragraph above is prejudice and slander?
But Gessen now confirms that she, in her own words, is not a journalist but a "state propaganda agent". She also confirms (again) that the facts she uses never cross the realm of reality.
Yesterday Mahsa Gessen stormed out of the taping of a radio show as she was upset about the professional background of one of the participants of the show. Explaining herself Gessen wrote:
The reason was that after a detailed preliminary discussion on topics and possible guests, the lineup had nothing in common with what was discussed and included a woman who was identified as a "Russian-American journalist." Neither the host nor the producers seemed to know anything about her - except that until earlier this yea she had worked for the Kremlin propaganda holding Russia Today and now is flogging a book supposedly critical of Putin. I have not read the book, but I do know that people who work for Russia Today are not journalists.
I tried to explain to...


Germany: Merkel stalks out of parliament after AfD leader hits her support for Muslim migrant inundation "IndyWatch Feed War"

While Merkel and AfD have never been friends, one particular comment by the partys co-founder, Alexander Gauland, prompted her to leave the Bundestag on ThursdayCountries want to decide for themselves who they take in. There is no national duty with regard to multiculturalism.' That was it? That was what drove her from the chamber? What []


US warns Iraq of consequences if it buys Russian S-400 missile systems "IndyWatch Feed War"

Press TV February 23, 2018 The United States has warned Iraq, among a number of other countries, of the consequences of extending military cooperation with Russia, and striking deals to purchase advanced weaponry, particularly the S-400 surface-to-air missile defense systems. US State Department spokeswoman Heather Neuert said on Thursday that Washington has contacted many []


Hey US State Dept, Heres What Sputnik, RT Are Doing to End the War in Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik | February 23, 2018 US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert has accused Sputnik and RT of bearing unique responsibility for the bloodshed in Syria and blamed the Russian media for not doing enough to stop the fighting. Heres what Sputnik has to say about this claim. #1: We Reveal Truths the Western Media Doesnt []


Mainstream War Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mainstream War Propaganda. Embedded with the Terrorists 
| Global Research
By Mark Taliano
5-6 minutes
All of the mainstream Western news sources dealing with the war on Syria have been discredited. This helps to explain why the mainstream news stories amount to criminal war propaganda.
There is a war on Syria because the West and its allies are waging a Regime Change/Dirty War on the country.  All of this is well-documented.  It is not an organic war.  The war exists because of the West and its allies, not despite the West and its allies.  Western governments, including Canadas government[1] have publicly declared their intent to remove the democratically-elected President of Syria from power.
Mainstream news sources are all embedded with the terrorists, who are proxies for the West.  The White Helmets[2] are an intelligence construct paid for by the West and its allies to serve the function of public relations front for al Qaeda and al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists.  This has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt.  Similarly, news sources such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights[3] and others are all partisan, supported by the West, and sources for propaganda stories. These sources are part of the hybrid warfare complex which is engineering consent for more war cri...


How An Anti-Russian Lobby Creates Fake News "IndyWatch Feed War"

"Russian bots" - How An Anti-Russian Lobby Creates Fake News

The U.S. mainstream media are going nuts. They now make up and report stories based on the uncritical acceptance of an algorithm they do not want to understand and which is known to produce fake results.
See for example these three stories:
Russian bot with ancient regalia
From the last link:
SAN FRANCISCO One hour after news broke about the school shooting in Florida last week, Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia released hundreds of posts taking up the gun control debate.The accounts addressed the news with the speed of a cable news network. Some adopted the hashtag #guncontrolnow. Others used #gunreformnow and #Parklandshooting. Earlier on Wednesday, before the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., many of those accounts had been focused on the investigation by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
In other words - the "Twitter accounts suspected of having links to Russia" were following the current news just as cable news networks do. When a new sensational event happened they immediately jumped onto it. But the NYT auth...


Anti-Russia/Anti-Syria Propaganda War "IndyWatch Feed War"

Anti-Russia/Anti-Syria Propaganda War
by Stephen Lendman (  Home Stephen Lendman)
It plays out daily in Western capitals and media reports disinformation drowning out truth-telling.
Good guys are called evil, bad ones considered freedom fighters, reality on the ground in US war theaters turned upside down, notably in Syria a nation defending itself against US-supported terrorists, its legitimate self-defense called war crimes by Western officials and media.
John Pilger...


Western Media Supporting Terrorists in Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

February 23, 2018

Syria - The Two East-Ghouta Campaigns - One Is For Liberation, The Other To Save Terrorists

Daily mortar and missile attacks against the Syrian capital Damascus have been ongoing for years but intensified in recent months. The often quoted Syrian Observatory notes:
... raising to 116 persons at least including 18 children and 14 citizen women, who were killed as a result of the fall of these shells since the beginning of escalation on the capital Damascus and its suburbs on the 16th of November, and the SOHR documented the injury of more than 563 persons who were injured in these daily targeting during 3 consecutive months.
Other accounts report higher casualty numbers.
Some of the attacks on Damascus city hit well designated targets. The Russian embassy in Damascus has been mortared several times. Earlier this month more well targeted projectiles hit other Russian interests:
Maxim A. Suchkov @MSuchkov_ALM - 4:03 AM - 7 Feb 2018
#Russia's trade mission in #Damascus got hit by 120-mm bomb & is badly damaged. Earlier Rus aid delivery point in the city came under fire killing two local Syrians, Rus non-gov delegation (Christian & Muslim leaders who brought collected aid) had to be evacuated.
All these mortars and missiles were fired from east-Ghouta, a Takfiri held area consisting partly of densely urban blocks and partly of agricultural villages. Some 400,000 people originally lived in the are...


All Our Liberation: The Arab Uprisings and Palestine "IndyWatch Feed War"

One of the most dangerous implications of the past seven years that will affect Palestinians in the years to come was the normalization of state violence and its use to suppress civilian populations.


Syria slams Western silence on fatal terrorist attacks against Damascus civilians "IndyWatch Feed War"

Press TV February 23, 2018 Syrias UN envoy has denounced the US and Europe for their silence on the carnage of civilians in Damascus by the terror groups operating in Eastern Ghouta, saying it is unacceptable to endanger the lives of eight million in the capital in order to protect a few thousand terrorists []


Syrias East Ghouta battleground distorted by MSM propaganda "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | February 23, 2018 The information battle on the E. Ghouta front is turning into Aleppo 2.0, with Western media, often relying on dubious sources, describing in unison the Syrian regime atrocities while nearly glorifying terrorists resistance. Over the last few days, mainstream media have simultaneously turned their attention to the ongoing []


Bill Koehnlein Presente! "IndyWatch Feed War"



Celebrating the Life of Bill Koehnlein
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Saint Mark's Church in-the-Bowery
Parish Hall
131 East 10th Street (at Second Avenue)
New York, NY 10003

William (Bill) W. Koehnlein, life-long peace and social justice activist, organizer and educator, died in Manhattan on November 19, 2017, after a long, courageous struggle with colon cancer.

A native New Yorker, Bill was born May 10, 1949, and spent the first six years of his life in the Payson Avenue section of Manhattan (1949-51) and in Elmhurst, Queens (1951-55), where he attended kindergarten at P.S. 89. For the next twelve years, he lived in Huntington Station, Long Island,  subsequently moving to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, his main residence until his death.

He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Marie-Claire Picher; his son, Lyle Koehnlein, and   daughter-in-law, Jessica Weiser; his mother, Joyce Johnson Koehnlein; two sistersJanice Van Horne and Margaret Guiliano; his brother, John Koehnlein; two sisters-in-lawPatricia Di Grado Koehnlein and Annette Picher; three brothers-in-lawPhilip Guiliano, Harry Van Horne and Edward Blechner; three niecesKeely Guiliano, Zoey Guiliano and Selina Koehnlein; six nephewsRy Guiliano, Zachary Guiliano, Delaney Guiliano, Kieran Koehnlein, Matthew Van Horne, Daniel Picher Fisher; his ex-wife, Sandra Gallagher Kynes; and many cousins and friends. He was pre-deceased by his father, William V. Koehnlein, and grandparentsKarl Koehnlein, Kristina Piskla Koehnlein, Viora Andren and Wayne Johnson.

Bill was a warm, humble, honest and compassionate person. Throughout his adult life, he worked primarily as a freelance book editor and indexer.  A political actor, he radically opposed the culture of capitalism both as a writer and organizer committed to grass-roots movement-building for systemic change.  In his interactions with people from all walks of life, he espoused and embodied an alternative cul...


Who is Martin Griffiths, UN's new envoy to Yemen? "IndyWatch Feed War"


Griffiths brings civilians to same negotiating table as generals and warlords to demonstrate effects of war


Prayer and Meditation for Saturday, February 24, 2018 So be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Saturday of the First Week of Lent
Lectionary: 229

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Moses And The Ten Commandments by Giora Eshkol

Reading 1  DT 26:16-19

Moses spoke to the people, saying:
This day the LORD, your God,
commands you to observe these statutes and decrees.
Be careful, then,
to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul.
Today you are making this agreement with the LORD:
he is to be your God and you are to walk in his ways
and observe his statutes, commandments and decrees,
and to hearken to his voice.
And today the LORD is making this agreement with you:
you are to be a people peculiarly his own, as he promised you;
and provided you keep all his commandments,
he will then raise you high in praise and renown and glory
above all other nations he has made,
and you will be a people sacred to the LORD, your God,
as he promised.

Responsorial Psalm  PS 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8

R. (1b) Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
Blessed are they whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the LORD.
Blessed are they who observe his decrees,
who seek him with all their heart.
R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
You have commanded that your precepts
be diligently kept.
Oh, that I might be firm in the ways
of keeping your statutes!
R. Blessed are they who follow the law of the Lord!
I will give you thanks with an upright heart,
when I have learned your just ordinances.
I will keep your statutes;
do not utterly forsake me.
R. Blessed are they who follow the law of t...


Florida Shooting Survivor Doubles Down: CNNs Entire Town Hall Was Scripted "IndyWatch Feed War"

Colton Haab CNN Town Hall(ZHE)  The latest embarrassing blow to CNNs (already tattered) credibility emerged last night when Colton Haab, the student who first exposed CNN for pushing him to ask a scripted question during Wednesday nights town hall, appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight to offer even more shocking details about CNNs conduct. Yesterday, we noted that Haab, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas []


UK ideas on post-Brexit ties are pure illusion, EUs Tusk says "IndyWatch Feed War"


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European Council President Donald Tusk

BRUSSELS (Reuters) European Council President Donald Tusk on Friday dismissed as pure illusion the ideas floated by Britain so far on what sort of relationship it would want with the European Union after it leaves the bloc.

Tusk said he hoped to get more clarity when he meets Theresa May next Thursday, a day before the British prime minister is due to deliver a speech to outline Londons vision of its future ties with the EU.

I am glad that the UK government seems to be moving towards a more detailed position, Tusk told journalists after 27 EU leaders all apart from May met in Brussels on Friday.

However I am afraid that the UK position today is based on pure illusion. It seems like the cake philosophy is still alive. From the very start it has been a key clear principle of the EU 27 that there can be no cherry-picking and no single market a la carte.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said he wants Britain to get the best of both worlds to have its cake and eat it.

EU leaders have long been asking May for details of Londons vision for future relations, but she has been hampered by divisions within her ruling Conservative Party, with some backing close trading ties and others seeking a clean break.

Tusk said the remaining 27 EU states would adopt their joint stance on that in March, whether London provided input or not. Tusk said the bloc would be extremely realistic in our assessment of possible new proposals.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, who saw May this week, echoed those comments in talking to reporters separately after the Brussels meeting.

I made it clear to Theresa May that I believe it is crucial for the UK to set out its position on the transition, on issues like the Irish border, and particularly on the future relationship, he said.

We dont like cherry-picking, so it will be difficult to come to a bespoke deal along the lines that some in the UK are suggesting.

Additional reporting by Samantha Koester and Philip Blenkinsop; Editing by Kevin Liffey




US Treasury chief says Russia sanctions to come within weeks "IndyWatch Feed War"


AFP | US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters at the White House that new sanctions against Russia could come within weeks

WASHINGTON (AFP)  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday previewed a fresh wave of sanctions against Russia, which he said could come within weeks.I dont want to leave here without emphasizing you havent asked me yet we are working on Russia sanctions, Mnuchin told reporters during a discussion about sanctions on North Korea.

I can assure you that is in the process. I will be back here within the next several weeks to talk about that, he said.

The White House this week stepped up efforts to counter allegations that it is a soft touch on Moscow.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, officials earlier this week said a task force has been set up to address potential meddling in the 2018 congressional elections and work is underway to introduce more sanctions in response to Moscows 2016 campaign.

Highlighting one potentially far-reaching step, a senior administration official said governments around the world have already been warned they could face sanctions for significant transactions with the Russian military.

Trumps vocal praise of President Vladimir Putin and his criticism of a special counsel Robert Muellers investigation into the 2016 election has poured kerosene on allegations of foot-dragging.

Several members of Trumps campaign have been charged or admitted to lying to the FBI about their contacts with Kremlin-related officials who are accused of trying to sway the 2016 vote in Trumps favor.

On Thursday Trumps former campaign boss Paul Manafort was charged with additional counts of laundering money and tax fraud stemming from his time working for a Kremlin-backed Ukrainian politician.


Watch: New Smart Robot REALLY Wants to Open Doors and It Might Creep You Out "IndyWatch Feed War"

Boston Dynamics Robot Open Door(ANTIMEDIA)  One of the creepiest parts of the film Jurassic Park is when the velociraptor uses his witch-like claws to manipulate the door handle and enter the room where the children are hiding. Now imagine a headless dog robot doing that and being extremely persistent at it for 30 minutes. Thats what the latest video by Boston Dynamics demonstrates []


Trump administration rejects dozens of Iranian Christian refugee applicants "IndyWatch Feed War"


US denies visas for Iranian members of religious minorities who had been waiting in Vienna for more than a year


Newsbud Exclusive- The US is the Grand Master of Undermining Elections, Not Russia!! "IndyWatch Feed War"

Despite evidence showing the Russian troll farm had zero impact on the 2016 election, Democrats are not ready to give it up. The click-bait operation, according to Democrat Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, is the equivalent (of) Pearl Harbor. He told MSNBCs Chris Hayes the Russians are destroying our democratic process.

While Nadlers assertions are entirely laughable, they should be taken seriously. If Democrats take back the House later this year, Nadler could very well become head of the House Judiciary Committee. This would likely keep the idiotic Russian election hack allegations alive, as well as move forward an effort to impeach Donald Trump.

The corporate media is taking the Justice Departments indictment of the Russian Internet Research Agency seriously despite the admission it had no influence on the election. As the Moon of Alabama blog detailed on February 17, the so-called influence operation was in fact a click-bait scheme designed to make money.

There was no political point to what the Russian company did. Whatever political slogans one of the company's sock-puppets posted had only one aim: to increase the number of followers for that sock-puppet. The sole point of creating a diverse army of sock-puppets with large following crowds was to sell the 'eyeballs' of the followers to the paying customers of the marketing company.

The whole Russian influence storm is based on a misunderstanding of commercial activities of a Russian marketing company in U.S. social networks, the Moon of Alabama explains. This effort was exploited by Democrats for political purpose after Hillary Clinton lost the election, which took the establishment by surprise.

All of this needs to be put into perspective. The masters of flipping elections are not Russian, theyre American.

Not only has the US meddled in dozens of elections over the last centuryin Honduras, Iran, Guatemala, Haiti, Indonesia, and many other countriesit has also assassinated disfavored leaders and orchestrated the murder...


How free is the UK press when over 75% of it is owned by a handful of billionaires? "IndyWatch Feed War"

It could say a lot more, and it leaves out a few important names, but at least it says something Theres been a lot of talk recently about the Freedom of the Press. But how free is it, when over 75% of the press is owned by a handful of billionaires? Is it really about the right of tax-avoiding non-doms to use their wealth to poison our society for their own ends? EL4C (@EL4JC) February 23, 2018


How Brexit Won World War Two "IndyWatch Feed War"

Two British Second World War dramas are among the leading contenders for Academy Awards this year. Dunkirk, about the 1940 evacuation of British troops from France, received eight nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director for Christopher Nolan. The Darkest Hour, showing Winston Churchill becoming Britains wartime Prime Minister, has six nominations, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Gary Oldman.

A third British movie about the Second World War, Churchill, released in June, offers a portrait of Winston Churchills doubts and disagreements with his officers and allies in the run-up to the 1944 Normandy invasion. Brian Cox was superb in the title role, but 2017 was a tough year to pit the failing, war-worn Churchill against the fresh, inspirational orator who rallied his countrymen against Nazi tyranny.

In his review of The Darkest Hour, Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw wrote:

Just as Britain negotiates its inglorious retreat from Europe, and our political classes prepare to ratify the chaotic abandonment of a union intended to prevent another war, there seems to be a renewed appetite for movies about 1940

Bradshaw asked the films producers if they recognized the relevance of their cinematic Churchill to current events. They told him they had planned their movie long before the Brexit vote. But the zeitgeist often takes a while to incubate artistic and political phenomena before bearing fruit. An abiding ambivalence, both toward Winston Churchill and membership in the European Union, have long simmered in the British psyche.

The UK officially joined what was then the European Communities (EC) on January 1, 1973. In 1975 the country held its first referendum about whether to leave. Various political parties Labour, the Referendum Party, UKIP have flirted with defection from the EU over the decades, without success, until 2016. With Brexit now imminent, the country seems to be suffering a sense of leavers remorse. But both of the award-nominated World War Two films offer reassurance that the UK can and will prosper in its new circumstances, on its own.

Churchill has always loomed larger than life for the British, even during his lifetime. A recent poll revealed that a quarter of British voters believe Churchill to be a mythical figure, even as a majority consider Sherlock Holmes historical. Churchill was mythic, as well as a flesh and blood human. He wrote history and enacted it. Both as an author and a public official he was a maker of myth.

Arguably the most eloquent world leader ever, Churchill wrote dozens of inspirational speeches, reams of incisive journalism and epic painstaking multi-volume cultural and military histories. In 1953, during his final ter...


US Embassy Moving to Jerusalem on Israels Independence Day "IndyWatch Feed War"

US Embassy Jerusalem(MEE)  The United States plans to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on 14 May, the 70th anniversary of Israels independence, a US official confirmed on Friday. In December, US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israels capital, and signaled Washingtons intention to relocate its embassy. The move infuriated many of Washingtons Arab allies and dismayed Palestinians []


Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/02/23 Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed War"

2018/02/23 18:00:01 Welcome to the Moveable Feast Cafe. The Moveable Feast is an open thread where readers can post wide ranging observations, articles, rants, off topic and have animate discussions


France clamps down on radical Islam in prisons, schools France is experimenting with various ways of ending the drift towards extremism Worry about young people "IndyWatch Feed War"


AFP / by Clare BYRNE, Marc PREL | No one has a magic formula for deradicalisation as if you might de-install dangerous software, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (C) said in the northern city of Lille where he presented his strategy, flanked by a dozen ministers

LILLE (FRANCE) (AFP)  The French government said Friday said it would seal off extremists within prisons and open new centres to reintegrate returning jihadists into society as part of a plan to halt the spread of radical Islam.France is experimenting with various ways of ending the drift towards extremism of young people growing up on the margins of society, in predominantly immigrant suburbs where organisations like the Islamic State group or Al-Qaeda recruit.

The plan unveiled Friday is the third in four years and aims to draw lessons from past failures, after three years marked by a series of attacks that left over 240 people dead.

No one has a magic formula for deradicalisation as if you might de-install dangerous software, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in the northern city of Lille where he presented his strategy, flanked by a dozen ministers.

But in France and elsewhere there are good approaches to prevention and disengagement.

France is particularly keen to stop extremism flourishing in its prisons, where some of the jihadists behind attacks in recent years first came under the spell of hardliners.

A total of 512 people are currently serving time for terrorism offences in France and a further 1,139 prisoners have been flagged up as being radicalised.

To prevent extremism spreading further, Philippe said he would create 1,500 places in separate prison wings especially for radicalised inmates.

Islamic schools under scrutiny

He also announced plans for three new centres that will attempt to reintegrate radicals referred by French courts, including jihadists returning from fallen IS strongholds in the Middle East.

A first de-radicalisation trial ended in failure last July, with a centre in western France that operated on a voluntary basis shutting after less than a year with no improvements to show.

Other measures announced by Philippe include:

Investments in psychological care for returning children of jihadists. So far 68 children have been repatriated, most of them under 13.



Trumps War Psyche and World Peace "IndyWatch Feed War"

Donald Trump is not the first leader with a severe personality disorder characterized by intolerable feelings of inadequacy and an overwhelming need for approval to gain power. But such leaders have usually gained control in smaller countries that lack the worlds most powerful military.


#Helsinki March 3: Everywhere #Afrin, Everywhere Resistance! "IndyWatch Feed War"

Call for a demonstration in solidarity with Afrin in Helsinki, Finland on March 3.  People will start to gather at 02:00pm (14:00) at Narinkkatori, FI-00100 Helsinki, Finland.

Submitted to Enough is Enough.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Helsinki March 3: Everywhere Afrin, Everywhere Resistance!

Turkey has waged a war in Afrin, northern Syria for over a month without any meaningful action from the international community. Afrin is one of the cantons in the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria and the autonomous region of Rojava. The barbaric acts of the Turkish army and the affiliated jihadist groups, such as the use of chemical weapons, the bombings of civilian targets and the destruction of cultural-historical sites must be strongly condemned. We demand the attention of the international community regarding this matter. The diplomatic support of Western countries, trade and any other cooperation with the occupying Turkish government must be terminated. 

We want to show our support for the Kurdish forces of the YPG and the womens YPJ, the groups that are defending the society of Rojava and the Rojava revolution. There have been numerous demonstrations in support of Afrin in the last month and in support of Rojava in the last five years all around Europe as well as in Finland. If we want peace and democracy in the Middle East, we have to support the fight in Rojava. The democratic autonomy of Rojava allows the freedom of all Syrian people. Join us in supporting Rojava and Afrin to show that they are not alone in this fight!

Koollekutsujat / Organisers:

Yhdess Rojavan puolesta
Suomen kurdien kulttuurikeskus
Helsingin vasemmistonuoret
Varis Helsinki

Tukijoita / Support groups:
Vapaa Syndikaatti


CPAC censors, hijacks AFDI free speech panel "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has never been much interested in hosting honest discussion of the jihad terror threat. I was on a panel there in 2003, and in 2007 debated both Dinesh DSouza and moderator Suhail Khan on Islam and the jihad threat (partial video here). I was on various AFDI panels while []


Colorado congressmans wife encourages messianic Jews to seize Muslim holy site in Jerusalem Say, Its ours! "IndyWatch Feed War"

On a tour of the Muslim holy site, the Haram-al-Sharif, in the Old City of Jerusalem yesterday, a Colorado congressmans wife advised messianic Jews that seizure of the site might be the best option. Why not tomorrow say its ours! she said to zealots on the site.

Jean Tipton was touring the site along with her husband Scott Tipton, a Republican representing western Colorado, and Rep. David McKinley of West Virginia and his wife Mary.

The Haram-al-Sharif or Noble Sanctuary is the third holiest site in Islam. It is governed by a Muslim waqf, backed by Jordan. The site in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem is also revered by Jews because it is the site of the first and second Jewish temples. Its western wall is the famous scene of Jewish prayer.

Jewish Temple Mount activists dream of asserting Israeli sovereignty over the mount, removing the Muslim structures, and replacing them with a Jewish temple, with millions of Jews attending sacrifices there.

During the hour-long tour, posted to Facebook by a Jewish activist, Jean Tipton egged on two of the messianic Jews.

So you would not be opposed to seizure? she said to Rabbi Chaim Richman, of the Temple Mount Institute.

I cant say that because I would be in trouble, Richman responded.

Avi Abelow, a Temple Mount activist and New Yorker who moved to Jerusalem, jumped in. I can say it, what was the question?

You would not be opposed to seizure? Tipton repeated.

What do you mean?

Taking it back. Just saying, No, its ours. Always was. And it is again!' Tipton went on.

Abelow said Tipton was correct, and that Jewish sovereignty would be fairer to Muslim worshipers than Muslim control of the site is to Jews.

Tipton persisted: So why not tomorrow say that, Its ours.'

Abelow said that such plans are opposed on a geopolitical level and by the current Israeli government, which fears the consequences of seizing sovereignty of the site.

Tipton continued, So youre feeling that it will happen in Gods time. As opposed to mans time.

Im a believer that God works with mans assistance, Abelow said. He said he and Rabbi Richman and others are seeking to generate the awareness necessary to prepare the Jewish people to be ready to then declare sovereignty and be the active partners with God to bringing about a better situation for all of us. Does that make...


Trump Taking Republican Into European-Style Populism? Critics say Yes "IndyWatch Feed War"


By Sahil Kapur

February 22, 2018, 4:00 AM EST Updated on February 22, 2018, 1:36 PM EST
  • Stars of U.K., French nationalist movements address CPAC
  • Annual gathering of conservatives often signals GOP direction
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, U.S., on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018
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Trump Says NRA and Republicans Want a Deal on Gun Control

President Donald T...


Gun Owners Protest Backfires When He Accidentally Commits Felony in Viral Video "IndyWatch Feed War"

Gun Owner Felony(ANTIMEDIA)  In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Florida in which 17 people lost their lives and another 14 were injured, one conscientious gun owner decided to make a statement. In a video uploaded to Facebook, Scott-Dani Pappalardo cut through the barrel of his AR-15 with a saw, declaring there was now one less of the weapon that could potentially []


Controlled Demolition: Heightened Financial Market Risks and the Planned Impending Recession "IndyWatch Feed War"

The second longest bull market in stocks was brutally interrupted in early February 2018 with some serious volatility, including the largest single day point drop in the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  I mean, why would something like that happen if the economy is otherwise doing so well, investors are so clearly exuberant, unemployment is so very, very low, and the Fed, Treasury and President Trump are guiding things along so firmly?  Tongue firmly in cheek

When actual economic fundamentals are weighed with some data sobriety, this recent volatility could be seen as a warning of further corrections and a deep recession to come.  Yet that said, such a wider downturn isnt necessarily due to natural market forces, just like the disingenuously long 9-year-old bull market in equities hasnt been due purely to theoretical supply and demand, either.  So, what all is going on behind the ticker tape?  What are the true stakes, real numbers at play, and possible ends for which another large systematic financial crisis could serve as means to?

In this episode of Money & Fear, and in the shows Show Notes, well look at the interplay between the bond and stock markets, probe possible financial shenanigans meant to speed a wider correction along, and bring some monetary history into it all, as always.  Details not shared, let alone analyzed, by mainstream corporate business press and its sponsors, all of whom prefer that you not think critically about economics or finance, but rather just listen to prescribed numbers, guidance and sound advice otherwise.

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Increasingly Difficult To Work With Russia on Syria Senior U.S. diplomat says Dialogue with Russia on those issues and areas where we can work cooperatively toward a common goal is less and less Is Putins Ego the problem? "IndyWatch Feed War"


BRUSSELS (Reuters) U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said in Brussels on Friday it has become harder for Washington to work with Moscow on Syria.

Weve worked hard to maintain relations and a dialogue with Russia on those issues and areas where we can work cooperatively toward a common goal, Syria is one, Sullivan told journalists.

As the campaign against ISIS (Islamic State) has proceeded, it has become more challenging for us to work with the Russians on this (Syria).

Sullivan said he had not been directly engaged in negotiations of the U.N. Security Council vote on Syria on Friday.


French prime minister unveils new deradicalisation programme change in strategy for the French government. "IndyWatch Feed War"


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Philippe Huguen, AFP | French Prime Minister douard Philippe and some members of his government pose afting announcing new de-radicalisation measures on February 23, 2018, in Lille.

Text by FRANCE 24 

Latest update : 2018-02-23

The French government unveiled new deradicalisation plans on Friday, including isolating extremists within prisons and opening centres dedicated to reintegrating former radicals into society.

France is experimenting with new ways of halting the drift towards extremism for young people growing up on the margins of society, predominantly in immigrant suburbs where organisations like the Islamic State group or al Qaeda focus their recruiting efforts.

The plan unveiled by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Friday is the third such proposal in four years. But this one aims to learn from past mistakes, after three years marked by a series of attacks that has left more than 240 people dead across France.

No one has a magic formula for deradicalisation, like you might de-install dangerous software, Philippe said in the northern city of Lille, where he presented his strategy flanked by a dozen ministers.  

But in France and elsewhere there are good approaches to prevention and disengagement.



Justin Trudeau dresses up for Bride and Prejudice UPDATE: Trudeau still auditioning for B&P "IndyWatch Feed War"

When Justin Trudeau decided to go to India, he must have tried to kill two birds with one shot, and dress up like Mr. Darcy in Bride and Prejudice: It did not go well. Read my post, Justin Trudeau dresses up for Bride and Prejudice. UPDATE: Trudeau still auditioning fo B&P Justin Trudeau dons traditional dress []


Globally Top-Respected Experts on Middle East Warn Syrian War May Produce WW III "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Eric Zuesse for The Saker blog Abdel Bari Atwan, the retired editor-in-chief (1989-2013) of the pan-Arab newspaper Al Quds Al Arabi and author of widely respected books on the


Freewheeling Trump at CPAC touts armed teacher proposal "IndyWatch Feed War"

Washington (CNN)  A freewheeling President Donald Trump offered a political greatest hits reel Friday to the highest-profile right-wing gathering of the year, basking in conservative plaudits for what he characterized as a triumphant first year in office.


Quickly discarding prepared remarks he deemed sort of boring, Trump lit into Democrats and even some Republicans who he deemed insufficiently doctrinaire, and again called for teachers to be armed in schools as a response to the Florida shooting last week.
He welcomed familiar chants like lock her up about Hillary Clinton, the opponent he defeated 15 months ago. And he pledged to protect gun ownership rights,...


Time is Not on Yemens Side "IndyWatch Feed War"

Kathy Kelly: Video with transcript February 20, 2018.

Kathy Kelly, on Feb 15 2018, addresses NYs Stony Point Center outlining the history of peaceful resistance and U.S.-engineered catastrophe in Yemen. She has not as yet had opportunity to review the attached rough transcript.


So, thank you very much to Erin who apparently had asked the question What are we going to do about Yemen? and that was part of what generated our gathering here today; and Susan, thank you so much for inviting me to come and picking me up; to the Stony Point Center people, its a privilege to be here with you and certainly, likewise to all who have come, and to be with these colleagues.

I think the urgency of our gathering tonight is indicated by the words that Muhammad bin Salman, the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, spoke on a nationalized, televised speech in Saudi Arabia on May 2nd of 2017 when he said a prolonged war is in our interest regarding the war in Yemen. He said, Time is on our side regarding the war in Yemen.

And I see that as particularly urgent because its likely that the Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Salman, who is by all accounts the orchestrator of the Saudi-led coalitions involvement in prolonging the war in Yemen, is going to come to the United States in Britain they managed to push back his arrival there: there was such a strong movement, led by young Quakers, actually, in the UK and he probably will come to the United States and most certainly, if that trip happens, to New York, and I think that gives us an opportunity to say to him, and to all of the people focused on him, that time is not on the side of the civilians who suffer desperately; and their situation will be described much further throughout the course of our evening together.

Ive been asked to speak a bit about the war, the history of the war and the proxy wars and the causes. and, And I want to say most humbly to [] that I know that any child, in the Yemeni marketplace, selling peanuts on the corner, will always know more about the culture and the history of Yemen than I ever can. Something Ive learned over the years with Voices for Creative Nonviolence is that if we wait till were perfect well wait a very long time; so Ill just job in.

I think one place to start is with the Arab Spring. As it began to unfold in 2011 in Bahrain, at the Pearl Mosque, the Arab Spring was a very very courageous manifestation. Likewise in Yemen, and I mostly want to say that young people in Yemen risked their lives beautifully to rai...


Painting an Israeli Attack on Syria as Israeli Retaliation "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Gregory Shupak | FAIR | February 21, 2018 Israel claimed that it intercepted an Iranian drone in Israeli airspace on Saturday, February 10; Iran denied that it had a drone there. Israel then bombed a Syrian airbase, saying it was the command-and-control center from which Iran had launched the drone. The Syrian government shot []


EU-South America trade deal could kill 20,000 French farms "IndyWatch Feed War"


AFP/File | The deal could see up to 99,000 tonnes of beef from South Americas Mercosur trading bloc exported to Europe every year

PARIS (AFP)  Over 20,000 French farms could go bankrupt if the European Union concludes a major trade deal with four South American countries, Frances biggest farm union warned Friday.Christiane Lambert, head of the National Federation of Agricultural Holders Unions, said France risked losing between 20,000 and 25,000 farms if the EU signs a deal allowing tens of thousands of tonnes of tariff-free South American beef into the bloc.

On Wednesday, beef farmers across France demonstrated against the deal which could see up to 99,000 tonnes of beef from the Mercosur trading bloc (Brazil the worlds top exporter of the meat as well as Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay) exported to Europe every year.

Some campaigners have raised concerns about the use of hormones in these countries which lead to artificially high growth rates in cattle a practice that is widespread in the United States but banned in Europe.

Lambert told BFM television she was worried the EU would agree to waive food security norms in return for access to a market of 260 million South American consumers for EU cars and auto parts, dairy products and other goods and services.

She complained that the use by South American producers of hormones and of meat and bone meal a type of feed banned in the EU since the BSE or mad cow crisis of the 1990s would allow them to undercut their French counterparts by up to 30 percent.

At a meeting Thursday with farmers, President Emmanuel Macron promised France would not budge on meat safety.

There will never be beef with hormones in it in France. We shouldnt play with fear, he said, adding: There will be no reduction in our social, environmental or health standards.

Negotiators from Mercosur and the EU resumed talks on Wednesday after edging closer to a deal during the last round in Brussels.

Paraguays Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga, whose country currently holds the rotating presidency of the Latin American bloc, said Monday that the two sides were in agreement on 90 percent of the issues, including beef exports to Europe.

But EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan said it was very open as to whether there will be a successful conclusion at this stage.

At the end of...


Find or Create a Chapter or Affiliate "IndyWatch Feed War"

World Beyond War allows volunteers to create (and assists in the creation) of new local organizations that we call World Beyond War chapters. If you cant find one near you below, you can create one. Its easy!

We also let existing organizations become affiliates. You can do that too. We do not include as affiliates groups that support war or other major forms of violence or injustice. But we do not expect to agree on every topic with every affiliate. An affiliate must be an organization working with us on ending war. If your organization or business wants to endorse ending war without becoming an affiliate, please sign here.

You can also vounteer to be a Country Coordinator.

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Top Turkish Official Accuses Kurds of Releasing ISIS for Terror Attacks "IndyWatch Feed War"

Kurds ISIS(ANTIWAR.COM)  Mehdi Aker, a top figure in Turkeys ruling AKP party, issued a statement Thursday accusing the Kurdish YPG of having released all the ISIS fighters they had captured in Syria, on condition that they carry out terror attacks against targets of Turkish interest. Aker and other officials claimed there is an ongoing roundup along the Turkey-Syria border []


Footage from the Civilian Convoy #Turkey Bombed in #Afrin "IndyWatch Feed War"

ANF has acquired footage from the civilian convoy which was bombed by the invading Turkish state, exposing the misinformation that military vehicles were hit. The footage shows civilian vehicles torn to pieces with bombs and shrapnel.

Originally published by ANF News.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Footage from the Civilian Convoy Turkey Bombed in Afrin

ANF has acquired footage from the civilian convoy which was bombed by the invading Turkish state, exposing the misinformation that military vehicles were hit. The footage shows civilian vehicles torn to pieces with bombs and shrapnel.

A convoy of civilians who were traveling from Cizire to Afrin to show support for the resistance that has continued for 35 days were hit by the invading Turkish state. One civilian was martyred and 12 others were wounded according to the first information from the site.

The martyred civilian was 28 year old Salim Xilf. Civilians Baq Xell (24), Red Hisn Mihemed (22), Wensa Umer aw (58), Xr Coq engal (23), Rende Hisn Celal (20), Ekrem Bedran Biro (21), Rocvan (21), Xalid Tewfq El (45) and Mihemed Xalid Yeqb (60) were taken to the Avrin Hospital for treatment. Civilians Mihemed x Neb, Xalid Xell and Merwan were also wounded.

The invading Turkish state served articles and videos through the Turkish Special War Department to deceive the public.

ANF acquired footage from the civilian convoy bombed by the Turkish state, exposing the misinformation that military vehicles were hit. The footage shows civilian vehicles torn to pieces with bombs and shrapnel. Several civilian vehicles can be seen being destroyed in the footage, while there is no sight of even one military vehicle or piece of equipment. This has shown that the Turkish state has committed another war crime last night.



US confirms Jerusalem embassy opening in May 2018 "IndyWatch Feed War"

This is one of the most significant things President Trump has done. All the mainstream analysts insisted it was a terrible idea, that moving the embassy would inflame the Palestinians and other Muslims, and lead them to riot and kill. They were, in effect, saying yet again that the U.S. must bow to violent intimidation []


The Nazi Demonstration at Sofia "IndyWatch Feed War"

For the first six months of 2018, Bulgaria is presiding over the European Union; yet in this period, a Nazi torch-lit march took place though its capital, Sofia, on 17 February. A member party of the current government participated in this march. Last year, the Vice Minister of Regional Development, Pavel Tenev, had already been forced to resign after a holiday photo was published in which he was posing giving the Nazi salute before wax statues of Gestapo officers. Following this, a high (...)


Netanyahus Confidant Turns Against Him "IndyWatch Feed War"

Netanyahus Confidant Turns Against Him, Makes Deal to Turn Over Evidence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Feb. 21. One of Netanyahu's closest confidants Shlomo Filber has turned state witness against him in a corruption probe. (Sebastian Scheiner / AP Photo)
Shlomo Filber, a confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been arrested in a corruption investigation and reached a deal with police on Tuesday to turn over evidence against Netanyahu in exchange for a lighter sentence. Under the deal, Filber, who formerly served as director general of the Communications Ministry under Netanyahu, will not serve jail time.
On Feb. 13, police recommended that Netanyahu be indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two corruption investigations. Five days later, police brought in eight suspects for questioning in another corruption probe. One was Filber; another was Shaul Elovitch, a friend of Netanyahus and chairman of Bezeq, Israels largest telecom company.
The Economist provides additional background:


Id Elect the People on My Facebook Page Over Any Weapons-Funded Hack "IndyWatch Feed War"

By David Swanson, February 23, 2018.

I asked my Facebook page which high school teacher theyd least like to have had a gun in their desk. Go read their answers.

Id elect those people over any recent president or any current member of Congress.

These bursts of public discussion with dashes of sanity thrown in that follow each particularly media-covered mass-shooting are always encouraging. And its especially encouraging to have young people being allowed to have a say.

But lets be clear about the limitations of whats happened so far. The first set of limitations is those that are created by universal militarism worship.

These kids were killed by a kid trained to kill by the JROTC, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Congress, and your tax dollars, with a bit of spare change thrown in by the NRA. He was tra...


What Would an "America First!" Security Policy Look Like? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Republicans are hardly the zealous guardians of the public purse they would have Americans believe. While quick to trash their partisan opponents for making free with taxpayers money, they are no less happy to do the same at least when its called national defense.


YouTube Has Informed Me That It Will Soon Delete The Richie Allen Show Channel "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Richie Allen | February 22, 2018 YouTube operates a three strikes and you are out policy. Content creators are told that if they violate community standards three times, their channel and all its content will be deleted. Two weeks ago The Richie Allen Show received a strike. Incredibly, I was informed that I had []


Get underground or die in the streets - the choice in Eastern Ghouta "IndyWatch Feed War"


Syrian civilians are forced into makeshift underground shelters under the streets of Douma - above them is only death


US embassy moving to Jerusalem on Israel's independence day "IndyWatch Feed War"


The US will relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv earlier than expected and may use a consular facility already based in the city


Chaos continued, Syria. "IndyWatch Feed War"

From yesterday:  Chaos, Syria.

Massive Psychosis set to continue at the UN-

Globe & Mail
A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the war.
 As mentioned yesterday- The US has been flying out "prisoners" from Syrian territory annexed by their Kurdish proxies... Obviously these aren't prisoners. 
Obviously these are military assets of some value. Most probably these military assets are then presented as flag waving militia members gone to Afrin

 Besides the movement of military assets from Kurdish annexed Syrian territory there are reports of a "civilian convoy" bombed by Turkey. This was NO civilian convoy, same as there were no "prisoners" that were flown by the US to somewhere else in Syria...

The Region & their 5 eyes asset Wladimir van Wilgenburg

This is such a preposterous narrative overall, still it's interesting to read about the locales the  civilians hailed from. Relatively calm areas in Syria and Iraq...
A gro...


Crowd chants lock her up at Trumps CPAC speech They committed a lot of atrocities. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Crowd chants 'lock her up' at Trump's CPAC speech
Greg Nash

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD.Republican activists in the audience at President Trumps speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday broke out into a lock her up chant, reviving the 2016 GOP presidential campaign chant to imprison Hillary Clinton.


The chants started after Trump criticized Clinton as crooked during a brief aside in his remarks. He seized on the chant to go further on the offensive against his political rival.
Everything thats turning out, now its amazing, its come full circle. Wow, have they committed a lot of atrocities? Trump said to the crowd, which cheered and yelled encouragement after the Lock her up chants subsided.
Democrats have long been critical of those chants, which regularly interrupted Trump campaign rallies in 2016.


CNN Town Hall: Stick to the Script "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: Real Clear Politics: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting survivor Colton Haab appeared on FOX News Tucker Carlson Tonight to talk about his saga with CNN and how they scripted a question for him to use at Wednesday nights town hall event hosted by the network and moderated by CNNs Jake Tapper. Haab, a []


#Brescia, #Italy: Serious Fascist Incendiary Attack at the CSA Magazzino 47 Social Center "IndyWatch Feed War"

Statement by the CSA MAGAZZINO 47 social center after the fascist incendiary attack in Brescia, Italy.

Originally published by CSA MAGAZZINO 47. Translated by @eatps_  and Enough is Enough.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Brescia, Italy: Serious Fascist Incendiary Attack at the CSA Magazzino 47 Social Center

Immediate mobilization, tomorrow city demonstration.

This night some rats entered the CSA Magazzino 47 social center after they broke a window. They have set a fire in the room of the bookshop and the wine shop. The broken window with obvious signs of forced entry and the intense smell of gasoline give no doubt about the suspect nature of the act, as immediately reported by the firefighters themselves.

The fast reaction of a comrade who was inside the social space meant that the firemen could intervene promptly and extinguishing the flames before they could provoke much worse damage. Several furniture and a large amount of books have been destroyed. Our brother, the only person present, fortunately is fine.

We can say with certainty that it was the umpteenth infamous attack of fascists and racists who try to sow a climate of racial hatred and intolerance in the city.

The same that in recent weeks have hit the occupyed houses of via Gatti and the Sinti...


Theresa May warned she will betray Brexit if she accepts amendments to remain in a customs union "IndyWatch Feed War"


Theresa May at Number 10

Theresa May has been warned she would be betraying the electorate if she accepts amendments which would keep Britain in a customs union after Brexit.

Tory MPs have urged the Prime Minister to stick to her guns after a group of five rebels proposed changes which would force the UK to remain in a customs union with the block.

It came after Anna Soubry and Labours Chuka Umunna tabled a new amendment to the trade bill, which called for MPs to support the implementation of a customs union with the EU following the UKs departure.

Brexit-supporting MPs rounded on the amendment within hours, with Tory MP Michael Fabricant describing the proposal as a total betrayal of what the 52 percent of the

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Stop confusing Kurdistans! Syrias leftists must turn home to Assad "IndyWatch Feed War"

February 22, 2018 by Ramin Mazaheri for the Saker Blog As Assad-backed troops enter Afrin to fight Turkish invaders, the Syrian conflict has entered its decisive crossroads: Will Northern Syria cooperate with Damascus, or not? This is the key to Syrian peace and territorial unity. Its also the question which will make or break claims that []


The Last Hegemon: Declining US Power In Worlds Geopolitical Arena "IndyWatch Feed War"

The most fluid arena in the modern world-system, which is in structural crisis, is arguably the geopolitical arena. No country comes even near to dominating this arena. The last hegemonic power, the United States, has long acted like a helpless giant. It is able to destroy but not to control the situation. It still proclaims rules that others are expected to follow, but it can be and is ignored. There is now a long list of countries that act as they deem fit despite pressures from other countries to perform in specified ways. A look around the globe will readily confirm the inability of the United States to get its way. The two countries other than the United States that have the strongest military power are Russia and China. Once, they had to move carefully to avoid the reprimand of the United States.


Why Japans Ultranationalists Hate the Olympic Truce "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Joseph Essertier, February 23, 2018
from CounterPunch.

Photo by Emran Kassim | CC BY 2.0

Making North Korea into an ever-present threat has helped Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his circle of ultranationalist government officials unify the nation behind their government. Recent escalating tensions between Washington and Pyongyang only help promote the narrative that Prime Minister Shinzo Abes policies are good for Japan, keeping the population focused on an external enemy. I hereby admit that I stole most of the wording in the previous two sentences from CNN. All I had to do was exchange one group of actors for another.

Below I outline five reasons why Abe and his circle of ultranationalists hate the Olympic Truce and are looking forward to getting back to maximum pressure (i.e., preventing peace between North and South Korea through genocidal sanctions, threats of a second holocaust on the Korean Peninsula, etc.)

1/ Family Honor

Some of Japans top ultranationalists, including Japans Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, and the Minister in charge of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, have ancestors who were major beneficiaries of Japans empire, and they also want to restore the honor of those ancestors, people who tortured, murdered, and exploited Koreans, among others. Shinzo Abe, the current prime minister, is the grandson of Kishi Nobusuke, an A-class war criminal who barely escaped the death penalty. Kishi was a protg of Hideki Tojo. The relationship between these two went back to 1931 and to their colonialist exploitation of resources and people in Manchuria, including the forced labor of Koreans and Chinese, for their own sake as well as for the Empire of Japan. The slave system that Kishi established there opened the door to the military sex trafficking of women from Japan, Korea, China, and other countries.

Taro Aso, who now serves as the deputy prime minister and min...


The case for liberal anti-Zionism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Steven Salaita wrote recently that we must exclude Zionists from left-oriented protests. I dont agree with him. I think any movement that has no room for Noam Chomsky, Uri Avnery, Lisa Goldman and IfNotNow because they are or have been Zionists is not a broad one and not one that will be successful.

I came to the movement for Palestinian solidarity as a liberal. Id been blacklisted by my former elite media employers for my anti-Zionist convictions in the wake of the Iraq war, and came to rely on support from two communities, the conservative national interest community and the radical left community, neither of which is Zionist. I developed respect and affection for members of both those communities, though neither completely reflected my views. And let me emphasize that I speak here only as one writer; this site reflects a diversity of opinion.

Over time the left community became dominant at this website and in the Palestinian solidarity movement, while the national interest group moved on to other questions and is today split by Trumpism. Thats how things fell out. As someone whose goals were primarily to extricate American foreign policy and Jewish politics from the Zionist agenda, I joined the radical left community because the human rights values are so compelling and it leads a movement.

And yet the ultimate political question remains, how we convince other Americans, most of whom are sympathetic to Zionism if not Zionists themselves, of the rightness of our stance.

Salaita worries that the presence of Zionists will be a hindrance to creating a sense of community, and something must be said about that word, Community. It is a truism in the mainstream media today that U.S. politics are tribal, and that is true of political communities, right, left and center too. Everyone agrees. They have shibboleths that they repeat to make sure that no one who isnt of like mind doesnt join upif you dont believe the Russia story or you support BDS, you cant be in the mainstream tribe, for instance. The internet has accelerated this trend, because birds of a feather can now find one another across huge distances. These new communities have wielded power. They helped to elect Trump. They are driving the Metoo movement and BLM and the immigrant rights movement and Palestinian solidarity too: such is the intersectional spirit of progressive politics today.

These communities differ from traditional geographical groupings, religious-communal ones, and intellectual and political ones too. Intellectual life was neither as hived nor as democratic when I was young as it is now. There used to be liberal generalist magazines. They reflected privilege and the barriers that a guild erected to preserve an elite, but they told people what to think, and helped create...


A Conversation with Andre Vltchek "IndyWatch Feed War"

Andre Vltchek

This week I spoke with philosopher, novelist, filmmaker and investigative journalist Andre Vltchek. Vltchek has covered wars and conflicts in dozens of countries. Three of his latest books are his tribute to The Great October Socialist Revolution, a revolutionary novel Aurora and a bestselling work of political non-fiction: Exposing Lies Of The Empire. His other books can be viewed here. Also be sure to watch Rwanda Gambit, his groundbreaking documentary about Rwanda and DRCongo and his film/dialogue with Noam Chomsky On Western Terrorism. Vltchek presently resides in East Asia and the Middle East, and continues to work around the world. He can be reached through his website and his Twitter.

I spoke with him about his work and his thoughts on the current imperialist attack on independent media.


Danny Haiphong: Could you give readers a background of who you are and what influenced you to take the path of independent journalism and analysis?

Andre Vltchek: First of all, lately I do not define myself as a journalist. These days, journalism is synonymous with the oldest profession. I document the world, I inform people, and I propagate my political ideas. I dont believe in objective reporting it simply does not exist, and those who claim to be objective, like the BBC or The New York Times, are actually the most professional propagandists for the Western Empire. I may be a propagandist, too, but for the left, for internationalism. And I never hide who I am and...


Marching Forward Women, Resistance And Counter-Power "IndyWatch Feed War"

If we learnt anything in 2017 in the aftermath of Trumps election shock, it was that the face of resistance to todays autocrats would be that of a woman. Women were the first to take to the streets the day after Trump was inaugurated in the largest street march in US history and have since been at the forefront of resistance to his toxic politics of racist fear-mongering and corporate cronyism. Women have similarly changed the entire conversation on sexual abuse, not just in the US but also in Asia and in Latin America, most recently through the #niunamenos (not one woman less) campaign. Women everywhere are leading struggles against corporate crimes and defending their communities and the dignity of all people, risking their lives in the process. To introduce TNIs State of Power 2018 report on counter-power, we interviewed three women activists who have displayed incredible courage...


Trump Announces Another Round of Sanctions Against North Korea "IndyWatch Feed War"


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By Terrence Dopp and Jennifer Jacobs

February 23, 2018, 9:30 AM EST Updated on February 23, 2018, 10:30 AM EST
  • New restrictions target North Korean shipping transactions
  • Sanctions aimed at pressuring North Korea on nuclear program

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration is imposing the largest U.S. sanctions package yet against North Korea for its nuclear weapons program.

The sanctions, which Trump planned to unveil at a meeting of conservatives near Washington, aims to disrupt shipping and trading companies and vessels that deal with North Korea in an effort to further isolate the regime of Kim Jong Un.

The Treasury Department will soon be taking new action to further cut off sources of revenue and fuel that the regime uses to fund its nuclear program and sustain its military by targeting 56 vessels, shipping companies, and trade businesses that are assisting North Korea in evading sanctions, Trump will tell the meeting, according to excerpts released in advance by the White House.

The action targets one individual, 27 entities, and 28 vessels, according to a statement from the Treasury Department Friday. Those vessels may be located, registered or flagged in a number of countries, including North Korea, China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Marshall Islands.

While the new sanctions focus on international shipping, the administration is also working on a response to the regimes illicit cyber activities, a senior administration official said.

Olympic Games

The latest sanctions send a message of continued U.S. determination as its ally South Korea hosts athletes and officials from North Korea in...


Donald Trump to Unveil Largest Ever Set of Sanctions on North Korea "IndyWatch Feed War"

The president says the new actions will further cut off sources of revenue and fuel for Pyongyangs nuclear program

Updated Feb. 23, 2018 9:49 a.m. ET

WASHINGTONThe Trump administration plans to levy its largest ever sanctions package against North Korea, President Donald Trump was set to announce on Friday.

The sanctions will target shipping and trading companies as the U.S. seeks to further cut off foreign-currency revenues keeping the nuclear-armed regime afloat, Mr. Trump will say Friday, according to excerpts of his planned remarks released by the White House.

The Treasury Department will soon be taking new action to further cut off sources of revenue and fuel that the regime uses to fund its nuclear program and sustain its military by targeting 56 vessels, shipping companies, and trade businesses that are assisting North Korea in evading sanctions, Mr. Trump planned to say in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

The U.S. says North Korea, China and a host of other countries are allowing ships and trading companies to aid North Korea in evading an international ban on coal exports and fuel imports, a vital source of income and goods that help leader Kim Jong Un maintain power as he pursues an intercontinental ballistic missile that can target the U.S. mainland.


  • Ivanka Trump Meets South Korean Leader

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Debate Over Strategy For National Improved Medicare For All Continues "IndyWatch Feed War"

On February 1, Margaret Flowers posted Which Path to National Improved Medicare for All?, which argued that states cannot enact single payer health systems and that a state-by-state approach will not lead to National Improved Medicare for All (NIMA). The article was intended to stimulate debate about strategies to win NIMA. Kip Sullivan, a single payer activist in Minnesota, responded to some of the points in the article. His arguments were discussed by the Health Over Profit for Everyone steering committee. Below are summaries of Sullivans responses and our rebuttals (Sullivans full response and the rebuttals are provided at the bottom). Please use the comment section and our Facebook page to keep this discussion going.


General Mills to pay $8 bn to acquire Blue Buffalo pet foods Pillsbury Doughboy Eats Buffalo "IndyWatch Feed War"


GETTY/AFP | The Pillsbury Doughboys parent company General Mills, which also has a long line of natural and organic foods, is moving into the natrual pet food market with the acquisition the Blue Buffalo line of products


US food conglomerate General Mills is adding dogs and cats to its portfolio, in an $8 billion deal to acquire natural pet food company Blue Buffalo, the companies announced Friday.

The Minnesota-based maker of Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt and home of the Pillsbury Doughboy, said the acquisition gives the company a way into a growing $30 billion market for pet food.

Founded in 2002 in Connecticut, Blue Buffalo has seen double-digit sales growth of its natural products in each of the last three years with $1.3 billion in sales last year.

The addition of BLUE to our family of well-loved brands provides General Mills with the leading position in the large and growing Wholesome Natural pet food category, General Mills Chairman Jeff Harmening said in a statement.

Noting that General Mills has a large line of natural and organic products for people, including Annies and Larabar, Harmening said, In pet food, as in human food, consumers are seeking more natural and premium products.

Blue Buffalo chief Billy Bishop said the partnership gives his company the ability to reach more pet parents.

I have been impressed by General Mills strong track record of accelerating growth for its natural and organic brands, Bishop said. General Mills will be a tremendous home for our BLUE brand.

The deal, which is subject to approval by regulators, is expected to be finalized by late May, the statement said.


Racism Is Literally Killing African-American Mothers "IndyWatch Feed War"

At first glance, tennis star Serena Williams and the late activist Erica Garner dont have much in common. They lived different lives on different ends of the socioeconomic spectrum. But as black women in America, they both shared horrifying stories due to complications from childbirth. Our country spends more on health care than any other high-income country but still holds the worst record for maternal mortality in the developed world. This maternal health crisis is driven by the high rates of African-American women who die while pregnant or within one year of the end of a pregnancy. Black mothers die at three to four times the rate of white mothers due to pregnancy-related complications. While existing health disparities can add to the risk, one recent study found that racism is a major driver of the gap.


Russia says ready to agree on UN resolution on Syria but with caveats "IndyWatch Feed War"


MOSCOW (Reuters) Russia is ready to agree on a U.N. Security Council draft resolution in Syria but it needs guarantees on a ceasefire, Foreign Minister Lavrov said on Friday.

There are no guarantees that (the rebels) will not continue shooting at Damascus residential areas, Lavrov said in a briefing about discussions on a U.N. ceasefire resolution for Syria.

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Russias UN ambassador, Vasily A. Nebenzya, dismissed reports of attacks on civilians in eastern Ghouta as disinformation and propaganda at a Security Council meeting on February 22, 2018. Credit Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

Thats why for the resolution to be efficient and we are ready to agree on the text which would make it so we propose a formula which would make the ceasefire real, based on the guarantees of all who are inside eastern Ghouta and outside eastern Ghouta, Lavrov said.




Behind The Explosion In Socialism Among American Teens "IndyWatch Feed War"

TAMPA, FLA.In a fluorescent lit classroom with handmade posters covering one wall, approximately 15 high school students are chanting the words of black revolutionary Assata Shakur: It is our duty to fight for our freedom. It is our duty to win. We must love each other and we must support each other. We have nothing to lose but our chains. With some embarrassed giggling, they recite it once, twice, three times, led by their visiting speaker, Pamela Gomez of the Hillsborough Community Protection Coalition, an alliance of local progressive groups. These students are some of the 40-odd members of the Blake High School chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA). The Tampa high school has 1,697 students, a majority of them black or Latino, and the YDSA chapter reflects that. The chapter also has a high concentration of LGBTQ students, the clubs biggest demographic bloc.


23 February 2014, SitRep Sevastopol "IndyWatch Feed War"

Today, 23 February, is the anniversary of the City of Sevastopol cementing its course of leaving Ukraine. I personally think that soon this will be a holiday in this City


Spring Mobilization To End Wars "IndyWatch Feed War"

With the recent escalation by the Trump administration of the wars in Afghanistan and Syria and threats to North Korea and Venezuela; huge increases in military spending and the threats of nuclear war; as well as increasing attacks on the rights of workers and communities of color and the dangerous growth of white supremacist forces, the time is now to return to the street to make our voices heard. Join us on April 14-15for united, nationally coordinated, regional mobilizations to challenge the war makers and defend humanity.


Theresa May expected to set out Brexit plan Friday after Cabinet agreement at Chequers "IndyWatch Feed War"


AFP/File / by Alice RITCHIE | British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to set out more details of her position before talks get underway on the future partnership in April, with Brussels warning Britain cannot have everything it wants
LONDON (AFP)  Prime Minister Theresa May will make a speech next Friday on Britains relationship with the EU following Brexit after her cabinet agreed a plan at a marathon meeting, her spokesman said.One minister who was not present said they had agreed Britain would seek to align itself with European Union rules in certain sectors of the economy, but will retain the right to diverge.

May is under pressure to set out more details of her position before talks get underway on the future partnership in April, with Brussels warning Britain cannot have everything it wants.

The prime minister gathered around a dozen of her senior Cabinet colleagues for eight hours of talks at her country retreat Chequers on Thursday, in a bid to thrash out their considerable differences.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who has called for a clean break with Brussels, and Finance Minister Philip Hammond, who favours closer ties, were among those present.

It was a very positive meeting and a step forward, agreeing a basis of the prime ministers speech on our future relationship, the spokesman said.

The prime minister will be setting out more detail of the governments position on Friday, he added on her upcoming address.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, who did not attend the gathering, said Britain would not be part of a customs union with the EU because it wanted to be able to agree trade deals beyond the bloc.

Its one way of getting frictionless trade but its not the only way, he told BBC radio.

He acknowledged divergent views among ministers, but said: The central common understanding is that there will be areas and sectors of industry where we agree to align our regulations with European regulations.

The automotive industry is perhaps an obvious example because of supply chains that are integrated.

But it will be on a voluntary basis, we will as a sovereign power have the right to choose to diverge, and what we wont be doing is accepting changes in rules because the EU unilaterally chooses to make those changes.

Labour sets out plan

The full Cabinet will disc...


UK: Labour plans to scrap most immigration laws, inundate country with Muslim migrants, Conservatives echo same policy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Despite abundant evidence that many child migrants are not children at all, Labour wants more in the UK: Abbott said Labour would end family break-up through the immigration system. The left-wing party would achieve this by allowing child migrants to bring over family members particularly parents effectively turning them into beachheads for a []


Crisis Of Social Democracy: From Norway To Europe "IndyWatch Feed War"

The crisis of social democracy is being debated throughout Europe. Several of the historically strong labour parties have almost been wiped out in elections while others seem unable to recover from defeat. In the last few years, a number of social democratic parties have ended up with only one-digit election results (Greece, Ireland, Iceland, The Netherlands, France), while others have experienced major setbacks. The Norwegian Labour Party, for example, has experienced two of its worst elections 2001 and 2017 since the 1920s. Significant parts of the trade union movement believe that the party made serious blunders in what should have been an easy victory during last years parliamentary elections. There is no doubt that social democracy is in a deep international crisis, although conditions vary widely between different countries.


Israel and school violence "IndyWatch Feed War"

Of course, the New York Times account ignores the long record of Israeli bombing of schools in Lebanon and Palestine and the bombing by fighter jets of school children in refugee camps. Also, what about the targeting of Bahr Al-Baqar school in Egypt in April of 1970? That does not count as school violence for the New York Times?


Frontline on PBS on Saudi-Iranian conflict "IndyWatch Feed War"

I watched one hour of the first episode.  Horrible.  He goes to Iran and tells viewers that there is suppression of political freedoms in Iran. He goes to Saudi Arabia and offers no such warning to viewers.  His main experts on the subject of the documentary are two: 1) a retired US diplomat who is a big fan of Saudi regime; 2) a Princeton Professor who is know for being very close to the Saudi regime and to Muhammad bin Salman.  After one hour, I learned about US documentaries what I knew not before.  He also adheres to Saudi regime talking point: that Saudi Arabia was a feminist democratic republic until 1979 when Iran revolution came and the rebellion in the Grand Mosque occurred. But what about the Jihadi rhetoric and religious fanaticism which was employed by Saudi regime against Nasser and against the Left in general BEFORE 1979???


Weekend long read "IndyWatch Feed War"

1) At the Tablet, Tony Badran discusses the US Secretary of States recent visit to Lebanon.

As the military confrontation between Iran and its regional proxies on one hand, and Israel on the other hand, heats up, Lebanon has emerged as the nerve center of the Iranian camp. On the eve of Tillersons visit, Lebanon hosted Akram al-Kaabi, the leader of an Iraqi militia which operates under the command of Irans Qods Force. From Beirut, al-Kaabi stated his group would fight Israel alongside Hezbollah in a future war. The presence of al-Kaabi in Lebanonhis terrorist comrade Qais al-Khazali had dropped by late last yearunderscored Lebanons role as a hub for Irans regional terrorist assets.

2) The Times of Israel carries an excerpt from Ben Dror Yeminis latest book now available in English.

We must admit that there is no chance for peace in the foreseeable future.

Its not that the solution is co...



Cyprus accuses Turkey of blocking ship again in gas exploration standoff Is Turkey Becoming More Lawless? "IndyWatch Feed War"


Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades said that Cyprus was determined to press ahead with its plans for oil and gas exploration despite the intervention of the Turkish Navy  in blocking an Eni-chartered drillship. (Reuters)
ATHENS: Cyprus accused Turkey on Friday of threatening to use force against a drillship chartered by Italys Eni, in a standoff over hydrocarbons rights in the eastern Mediterranean.
There was no immediate reaction...


Coverup: UK report claims no evidence police feared to investigate Muslim rape gangs because of racism charges "IndyWatch Feed War"

British authorities let these Muslim rape gangs operate freely for years, because they were afraid of being called racist and Islamophobic for stopping them. This BBC story falsely claims: The report noted that there was no evidence that police and other agencies had been reluctant to investigate amid misplaced concerns over political correctness or allegations []


Signal Foundation "IndyWatch Feed War"

Long before we knew that it would be called Signal, we knew what we wanted it to be. Instead of teaching the rest of the world cryptography, we wanted to see if we could develop cryptography that worked for the rest of the world. At the time, the industry consensus was largely that encryption and cryptography would remain unusable, but we started Signal with the idea that private communication could be simple. Since then, weve made some progress. Weve built a service used by millions, and software used by billions. The stories that make it back to us and keep us going are the stories of people discovering each other in moments where they found they could speak freely over Signal, of people falling in love over Signal, of people organizing ambitious plans over Signal.


What just happened in Korea and when will we ever learn?! "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Saker February 20, 2018 Okay, a quick summary first: one of the Russian athletes participating in the Winter Olympics has tested positive for Meldonium.  On two different probes.  There is no way to explain that away, Alexander Krushelnitsky did have Meldonium in his body.  But he was also tested for the same substance just before leaving []


Ben Hubbard on the Lebanese comedian "IndyWatch Feed War"

What is funny (or unfunny) is that Hubbard left out that the Lebanese (Christian) comedian that he profiled supports Hizbullah in Lebanon.  Yet, the Wall Street Journal reporter here, blamed Hizbullah for his court summon.


Russian Meddling? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hoi Stan,

Een, voor jouw blog, in zo ontzettend veel opzichten relevante discussie over het onderzoek van Mueller over Russische inmenging & Trump (& en de verslaglegging daarover). Duur: 1 uur.

Gr. Arnoud


Resurrection City Participant Considers Current Poor Peoples Campaign "IndyWatch Feed War"

My deeply moving experience was to see the Washington Mall filled with African-American and other activists living in poverty conditions. They were on the ground in front of the statue of Abraham Lincoln. The cold rains and action turned the ground into deep mud. My memory is strong of the mud and walking on planks to the makeshift and somewhat dismal clinic. Now, many years later, the Poor Peoples Campaign is being resurrected. Another attempt is flinging itself at the government, the churches, and the entire American society -- still divided by class. Poverty has largely become normalized in America. The minds of most have become inured to inadequate food, housing and health care for millions of us. We certainly must have not only a national call, but also national change -- to be morally revived and eliminate systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation.


Rev. Billy Graham: the Mufti of the American republic was a blatant anti-Semite but was forgiven because he supported Israel "IndyWatch Feed War"

""Not all the Jews, but a lot of the Jews, are great friends of mine; they swarm around me and are friendly to me because they know that I'm friendly with Israel. But they don't know how I really feel about what they are doing to this country." Also, On Feb. 1, 1972, unaware of Nixons Oval Office taping system, when Nixon ranted about how Jews totally dominated the media, Graham said, This stranglehold has got to be broken or this country is going down the drain. He also told Nixon that Jews are the ones putting out the pornographic stuff.


An Israeli criminologist explains why for Israeli men, killing Palestinians make them less likely to kill other Israelis because they vent out against Palestinians "IndyWatch Feed War"

This is an incredible statement here: "I would say that for many [Israeli] males, especially, military service serves as a kind of catharsis for their aggressive emotions, therefore much less of it is being expressed in civilian circles, Dr. Rattner said."  Military service is a kind of catharsis? Because they get to kill and maim Palestinians which make them let some steam off?


Nigeria: 85-year-old Muslim cleric leads Muslim mob that demolishes church building "IndyWatch Feed War"

Islamic law forbids Christians to build new churches. Thats the only law that Mudasiru Owoyale doubtless respects. What Nigerian law says is of no import to him; he considers that to be manmade law, vastly inferior to the supposedly divine law, Sharia. Muslim Cleric destroys N8.7m church building, arraigned, Vanguard, February 22, 2018 (thanks to []


This is the foreign policy columnist for the New York Times "IndyWatch Feed War"

Can you imagine Anthony Lewis or Tom Wicker or even William Safire writing like this: "reportedly had sex with a porn star shortly after his wife delivered their son".


West Virginias Public Schools Closed Due To Teacher Walk-Out Over Pay "IndyWatch Feed War"

Public schools across West Virginia are closed Thursday as teachers and other school employees hit the picket lines, demanding higher wages and better benefits. According to Dale Lee, president of the West Virginia Education Association, teachers in all of the states 55 counties are participating in the planned two-day walk-out, and a group will march Thursday morning to the capitol building in Charleston. Organizers expect thousands of teachers to participate. The work stoppage comes after Gov. Jim Justice signed legislation late Wednesday night granting teachers a 2% pay increase starting in July, followed by 1% pay increases over the next two years. But union officials have said thats not a sufficient fix. Teachers are also requesting better healthcare and benefits packages. We need to keep our kids and teachers in the classroom, Justice said in a statement after signing the pay raise bill.


Did Ibn Sauds militants cause 400,000 casualties? "IndyWatch Feed War"

"Did Ibn Sauds militants cause 400,000 casualties? Myths and evidence about the Wahhabi conquests, 19021925".  He is right, of course. The figure is inflated.


The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner "IndyWatch Feed War"

A Nuclear War Planners Guide to Resisting the Bomb

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The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner
A book by Daniel Ellsberg
The Doomsday...


Look at this stupid sentence in the New York Times: in South Korea? Unlike the US?? "IndyWatch Feed War"

So unlike the US, "In South Korea, men still dominate the top echelons of government, business and the arts".  I see.  When will South Korea have gender equality just like the US, when?



U.S. the Most Corrupt Nation in the World "IndyWatch Feed War"

Top 10 Signs the U.S. Is the Most Corrupt Nation in the World

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Those ratings that castigate Afghanistan and some other poor countries as hopelessly corrupt always imply that the United States is not corrupt. This years report from Transparency International puts the US on a par with Austria, which is ridiculous. All kinds of people from politicians to businessmen would go to jail in Austria today if they engaged in practices that are quite common in the US.
While it is true that you dont typically have to bribe your postman to deliver the mail in the US, in many key ways Americas political and financial practices make it in absolute terms far more corrupt than the usual global South suspects. After all, the US economy is worth over $18 trillion a year, so in our corruption a lot more money changes hands.
1. A sure sign of corruption is an electoral outcome like 2016. An addled nonentity like Donald Trump got filthy rich via tax loopholes a predatory behavior in his casinos and other businesses, and then was permitted to buy the presidency with his own money. He was given billions of dollars in free campaign time every evening on CNN, MSNBC, Fox and other channel...


Teaching in a Time of War "IndyWatch Feed War"

Teaching in a Time of War

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I was teaching the day the airplanes hit the World Trade Center. It was the second meeting of The Communist Manifesto for Seminarians, a course for my fellow graduate students. By the time I got to class, both towers had collapsed. A few hours later, Building 7 came down as well. We dispensed with a planned discussion about what Marxists mean by idealism and materialism and talked instead about the meaning of this particular example of the propaganda of the deed.
We already sensed that, with George W. Bush and Dick Cheney in the White House, the attacks would mean war. But like the rest of the world, we didnt yet have the faintest idea how long that war would last. And 16 years on, we still dont know.
A few years later, I found myself in front of 40 undergraduates on the first day of the first ethics course I would ever teach. You know how sometimes you have no idea what youre going to sa...


Unlearning War "IndyWatch Feed War"

FEB 22, 2018


Unlearning War

The 1917 "I Want You" U.S. Army recruitment poster by James Montgomery Flagg. (Library of Congress / Wikimedia)


Germany: Muslim migrant gets year and a half of prison dawah for jihad massacre plot "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Chamber was convinced that the defendant was and is a threat. So what will he be in a year and a half? A solid, stolid German burgher? Lord, what fools these dhimmis be. Asylum seeker sentenced to prison for planned terrorist attack, translated from Asylbewerber wegen geplanten Terroranschlags zu Haftstrafe verurteilt, Deutsche Presse Agentur, []


The Coming Wars to End All Wars "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Edward Curtin, first published at the Greanville Post The compulsive hatred of Putin by many who have almost zero idea about Putin or Russian history is disproportionate to any rational analysis, but not surprising. Trump and Putin are like weird doppelgangers in the liberal imaginationJohn Steppling, Trump, Putin, and Nikolas Cruz Walk into a Bar The Trump and Netanyahu governments have a problem: How to start a greatly expanded Middle-Eastern war without having a justifiable reason for one. No doubt they are working hard to solve this urgent problem. If they cant find a justification (which they cant), they will have to create one (which they will). Or perhaps they will find what they have already created. Whatever the solution, we should feel confident that they are not sitting on their hands. History teaches those who care to learn that when aggressors place a gun on the wall in the first act of their play, it must go off in the final act. These sinister players have signaled us quite clearly what they have


UK: Counter Terrorism Policing unit arrests man on suspicion of belonging to proscribed organization "IndyWatch Feed War"

What details does LincolnshireLive think salient in this case? We learn that the person arrested was a man, and indeed, a 46-year-old man. He was arrested on suspicion of membership of a proscribed organisation and malicious communications. LincolnshireLive deigns to give us no information as to which proscribed organisation was involved here, or what the []


Syria - The Two East-Ghouta Campaigns - One Is For Liberation, The Other To Save Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Daily mortar and missile attacks against the Syrian capital Damascus have been ongoing for years but intensified in recent months. The often quoted Syrian Observatory notes: ... raising to 116 persons at least including 18 children and 14 citizen women,...


Syrian Militias Beat Erdogan To Afrin, Dealing Setback to Turkey "IndyWatch Feed War"

People waving Syrias flag and portraits of its president, Bashar al-Assad, and the leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, Abdullah Ocalan, as a convoy of pro-Syrian government fighters arrives in Syrias northern enclave of Afrin on Thursday. Credit Ahmad Shafie Bilal/Agence France-Presse Getty Images

ISTANBUL Militias loyal to the Syrian government swept into the northwestern enclave of Afrin on Thursday in support of Kurdish militias, reclaiming the territory and stealing a march on Turkish forces that have been battling toward the cit...


Trump administration official: Islamic Republic of Pakistans moves against terrorism reversible, superficial "IndyWatch Feed War"

So far, these steps have been reversible, superficial, and steps that we have actually seen them take in the past, in periods of high pressure. Yes. Whenever the U.S. complains that the Islamic Republic of Pakistan is not moving against jihad terrorists, despite getting billions of U.S. taxpayer money to do so, the Pakistani government []


UNIFIL Slams Israeli War Rhetoric, Affirms Strategic Partnership w/Lebanese Army "IndyWatch Feed War"


UNIFIL Slams Israeli Blames, Affirms Strategic Partnership with Lebanese Army


UNIFIL spokesperson Andrea Tenenti slammed Israeli media reports accusing the peacekeeping forces of failing to carry out their duties, saying the reports are inaccurate, the National News Agency reported on Friday.

UNIFIL is aware of these media reports which contains clear inaccuracies. UNIFIL is working around the clock and carrying out some 450 operational activities each day. We have close coordination with the Lebanese Armed Forces, almost 40% of our activities are carried out at night, said Tenenti.

He stressed saying the UNIFIL highly values its strategic partnership with the Lebanese army mainly in the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701. The Lebanese army is an integral part in preserving the calm and stability in the UNIFIL area of operations.

Israeli media have accused the peacekeeping forces in Lebanon (UNIFIL) of becoming an excuse for Hizbullah and the Lebanese government to violate UN resolution 1701.

Israel fought a month-long war against Hizbullah in 2006, killing more than 1,200 Lebanese, mostly civ...


Lance Schuttler: We Dont Need Government, We Need Purpose "IndyWatch Feed War"

We Dont Need Government, We Need Purpose

Lance Schuttler

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What truly motivates a person? Years ago I would have answered, well, money of course. Money helps to pay for our food, shelter, some entertainment and allows us to (sometimes) further our education. While that answer is true in ways, today I will take it further and say that a purpose is what motivates us. It is not that money itself is motivating for us, but it is the security money can provide us by allowing  to our basic needs like food, shelter and clothing to be met.

From our childhood, we have been conditioned to believe that it is necessary to have money and to need the institutions in our world that direct the flow of money to the greater populace. However, if we analyze this deep enough, we see that it is a fact that such a means of rationing resources (which money does) and the institutions that control the rationing, are not necessary, but are by choice.

Sure, in some ways government has served its purpose. It has allowed us to build an infrastructure on this planet where we can travel pretty much wherever we would like. It has also built schools, hospitals and allowed for the creation of all sorts of public services as well as public entertainment. However, what is important to remember is that it wasnt governments who build these things. It was people. People made the choice each and every morning to wake up and go to their job to help create their projects.

Though money was almost certainly an incentive for many of these people, I believe that we human beings have an innate desire to help serve a greater cause. Perhaps for many of these people, an additional incentive for doing their work was that they knew on a deeper level that this was in some way, big or small, helping our civilization to develop and grow in a positive direction.

In todays world, with the internet, 3-D printing, blockchain technology and the ability to harness unlimited energy for the entire world in the forms of solar, wind, tidal and geothermal, not to mention the numerous patented free energy devices which are currently suppressed, the need for money and government has passed us. We no longer need money as a way to ration reso...


Map Udpate: Military Situation In Aleppo City "IndyWatch Feed War"

On February 22, the Kurdish Peoples Protection Units (YPG) handed over its checkpoints in the neighborhoods of Ein Tal, Hellok, Bustan Basha and nearby areas to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). Reports also appeared that the SAA had entered into the YPG-held neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsoud as well as the  YPG-held part of the Youth housing area the situation there remains unclear.

Map Udpate: Military Situation In Aleppo City

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A map of Aleppo according to the versino that the entire area had been handed over to the SAA:

Map Udpate: Military Situation In Aleppo City

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Arab MK: Saudi Arabia In Alliance With the Israeli Right, Doesnt Want Netanyahus Downfall "IndyWatch Feed War"

Local Editor 22-02-2018 | 12:00 Arab Member of the Israeli Knesset Ayman Odeh, the chairman of the Joint List party stated that Saudi Arabia has an alliance with the Israeli right wing during an interview on Tuesday night.   There is a direct alliance between Saudi Arabia and the Israeli right and it is disgraceful, []


Global watchdog to put Pakistan back on terrorist financing watchlist: sources "IndyWatch Feed War"


ISLAMABAD (Reuters) A global money-laundering watchdog has decided to place Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist, a government official and a diplomat said on Friday, in a likely blow to Pakistans economy and its strained relations with the United States.

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A masked protester sits next to a flag of Pakistan during an anti-Indian protest in Srinagar, November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

The move is part of a broader U.S. strategy to pressure Pakistan to cut alleged links to Islamist militants unleashing chaos in neighboring Afghanistan and backing attacks in India.

It comes days after reports that Pakistan had been given a three-month reprieve before being placed on the list, which could hamper banking and hurt foreign investment.

The United States has spent the past week lobbying member countries of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to place Pakistan on a so-called grey list of nations that are not doing enough to combat terrorism financing.

Pakistan had launched last-minute efforts to avoid being placed on the list, such as taking over charities linked to a powerful Islamist figure.

But the campaign proved insufficient and the group decided late on Thursday that Pakistan would be put back on the watchlist, a senior Pakistani official and a diplomat with knowledge of the latest FATF discussions told Reuters.

The decision was taken yesterday. The chair (of FATF) is expected to make a statement some time this afternoon in Paris, the diplomat said.

Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity.

Pakistans foreign ministry spokesman declined to confirm or deny the news at a regular news briefing on Friday, saying the FATF would make an announcement on its website.

Let the things come out, and then we can comment on the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, spokesman Mohammad Faisal said.

Pakistan was on the list for three years until 2015.




The Lebanese/Israeli Line In the Sand Is Drawn In the Water "IndyWatch Feed War"

Gas fields: Enough reason for Israeli-Lebanese war?

While this gas field quarrel might not bring about the next Israeli war, the ever-increasing presence of Iran and its militias in the southern Syrian border with Israel does not bode well for Lebanon

Robert Frost, the famous American poet, concludes his poem Mending Walls with the assertion that good fences make good neighbors. While this might generally be the case, for both Lebanon and Israel, it seems that neither a fence nor border demarcation can keep these two nations from a recurrent conflict.

In the past, Israel has on many occasions attacked Lebanon due to the latters inability to prevent non-state actors, such as the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), and later Hezbollah, from launching attacks into its territories. The last such Israeli act was in July 2006, when the Israeli Ar...


BMW plans electric Mini production in China "IndyWatch Feed War"


GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP | In a China venture Minis would be built outside Europe for the first time

If plans to build the Mini in China go ahead, it would be the first time the unmistakeable cars originally created by a British company have been built outside Europe.

But BMW and Great Wall have yet to agree on important details like where to build a factory and how much to invest.

China is the fourth-largest market for the Mini after Britain, the United States and Germany.

Some 35,000 were sold there in 2017, or around one in ten sales worldwide.

BMW follows a maxim that production follows the market, making China ripe for investment in local manufacturing.

Reaching 560,000 units in 2017, Chinese sales of BMW-brand cars produced locally under a joint venture with carmaker Brilliance outweighed shipments in other major markets the United States and Germany combined.

A similar growth strategy could accelerate development of the Mini brand significantly, BMW said.

It added that it would continue talks with Great Wall without questioning BMW Groups commitment in the UK, where production of electric Minis is slated to begin at an Oxford plant next year.

The firm added that it would further expand its joint venture with Brilliance, but did not offer further details.


Trudeau Exposed: A Leader Who Embraces Islamic Supremacists and Khalistani Terrorists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trudeau Exposed: A Leader Who Embraces Islamic Supremacists and Khalistani Terrorists
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau is now making quite the impression in India and globally as he continues to parrot his commitment to diversity. To his detriment, it never seems to occur to him that diversity, like any other concept, needs to be scrutinized and tested. To Trudeau, diversity has no definable boundaries, and []


Chaos, Syria. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Events in Syria are so heavily muddied, by hyperbole and complete disinfo, it's been two or three of the most media crazy days I've noticed since 2011. When I began following the destruction of Syria  as it began in earnest.
Was saying to hubby- I've never seen the spin so thick and fast. And I've assuredly read through a whole pile of media lies these past nearly ten years.
I suspect this entire area is going to get much worse. If that's even conceivable to all?

Recent News and Views:

Security Council Resolution was a fail. Unsurprisingly

I like this guy

But Russias ambassador, Vasily A. Nebenzya, whose veto is the lone obstacle to the resolution, dismissed the reports as disinformation and propaganda.
He accused his fellow ambassadors and United Nations officials of succumbing to massive psychosis perpetuated by the global news media, which he said had engaged in the coordinated and repeated spread of the same rumors in recent days.
I just love that he used the words "massive psychosis" 
Syrias ambassador, Bashar al-Jaafari, said accusations by the United States, Britain and France which he called the three musketeers that the Syrian government was indiscriminately bombing civilians were completely false

Lavrov: US Just Wants to Overthrow the Syrian Government

 The real goal of the West-brokered UN Security Council resolution on Syria is to put the blame on Damascus for everything and provide cover for militants, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said.


Penguin: Venezuela Offers Petro-Backed Crypto Currency "IndyWatch Feed War"

Dare To Be Free!

Venezuela aims for crypto alchemy with new petro gold token

Maduro is hoping cryptocurrencies will help Venezuela skirt U.S. financial sanctions as it struggles under hyperinflation and a collapsing socialist economy.

Phi Beta Iota: Sanctions are going to die in next decade. Ecuador particularly and UNASUR generally, should be looking at three things: nationalizing all central banks; expelling all foreign and absentee land owners; and creating a crypto-currency at the same time that they leave the SWIFT system.  All IMF and WB officials should be declared Personna Non Grata.


Are You At Risk For Autoimmune Disease? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Approximately 20 percent of the population of the United States suffer from an autoimmune disease. Are you one of those?

By Kristin Grayce McGary LAc., MAc., CFMP, CSTcert, CLP.

Will You Get an Autoimmune Disease?

50 million Americans suffer from an autoimmune disease costing almost 100 million dollars a year. Its a growing number. And while you may believe that youre healthy, eat well and never get sick you could have autoimmunity a pre-diagnosable disease state.

Any autoimmune disease always begins with autoimmunity where the bodys immune response attacks healthy cells and tissues, glands and organs eventually manifesting into a full-blown disease. Put simply, the body has misidentified a part of itself as a foreign invader and mistakenly attacks it.

According to John Hopkins Universitys Autoimmune Disease Research Center, autoimmune diseases are a special threat to women. Indeed, more than 75% of their patients are women. (1)

Sadly, autoimmune diseases are among the ten leading causes of death among women in all age groups up to the age of 65. (2)

Ive had an autoimmune disease called Hoshimotos Thyroiditis. About 90% of all thyroid disorders are actually autoimmune issues but they are left misdiagnosed or undiagnosed until such extensive damage is done to the thyroid gland that its difficult to fully recover. I suffered for years before I discovered what was really going on. I neednt have suffered and I can help you to protect yourself from autoimmunity by passing along some of the knowledge I have accumulated.

Conventional medicine practiced in the West has few answers for those suffering from autoimmune issues and theres little sight of a cure. It has been my experience that autoimmunity and full-blown autoimmune diseases are symptoms of deeper issues. Allopathic medicine tends to focus on relieving symptoms rather than getting to the root cause of the problem. From my point of view, autoimmune issues, such as allergies, food sensitivities, digestive issues, foggy thinking, exhaustion, weight gain, repeated infections, even cancer are red flags. Clearly, as far as I am concerned, they point to a dysfunctional immune system. And that can lead to any one of a number of crippling autoimmune diseases such as MS, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus.

Never getting sick, may seem to you like a good thing. That youre doing OK. But it could very well be the complete opposite and a sign of an underactive immune system it m...


ANALYSIS: Turkey's adultery debate, where the personal becomes political "IndyWatch Feed War"


Erdogan's push to re-criminalise adultery has re-ignited a debate that has dogged politics - and left many secularists feeling the creep of religion



Appeaser Theresa May surrenders to EU open immigration demands for years after Brexit "IndyWatch Feed War"

Appeaser Theresa May surrenders to EU open immigration demands for years after Brexit
Theresa Mays government is set to surrender to European Union demands that mass, uncontrolled immigration continues for years after Brexit, an official familiar with talks has revealed. A major survey found that the UK public voted for Brexit because of the EUs reckless immigration policy, so given Mays surrender, Brexit now seems counterintuitive. The British []


Glazov Moment: No Honor Killings in America? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Glazov Moment: No Honor Killings in America?
This new Glazov Gang episode features the Jamie Glazov Moment with Jamie Glazov. Jamie asks: No Honor Killings in America? and then unveils the Lefts callous lies and heart of darkness. Dont miss it! Subscribe to the Glazov Gangs YouTube Channel and follow us on Twitter: @JamieGlazov. Please donate through our Pay Pal account []


Kirk Cameron: CONNECT What are Your Kids Doing on Social Media and Is It Good For Their Brains "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Stephanie Hertzenberg

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In Kirk Cameron: CONNECT, family advocate Kirk Cameron takes on one of the greatest challenges facing parents today: the rise of smartphones and social media. These devices have become a cultural rite of passage among children, and parents are buying phones for younger and younger children. Ever mounting evidence, however, points toward a myriad of dangers buried in the modern screen-obsessed world.  [Too much technology] is deeply effecting kids perceptions of themselves, their perception of their moral values, their understanding of the world around them, their sense of identity and purpose and their ability to have real relationships, Kirk Cameron said. These are all things that are critical for our kids to grow up to be healthy adults Thats why I made the movie CONNECT, to offer real help parenting kids in a social media world.

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With his six children reaching smartphone age, Cameron grew increasingly interested in the effects technology and social media had on children. All you need to do is turn on the news or Google kids and social media, and youll find endless articles and videos about the concerning effect of too much technology on children, Cameron said. Technology is terrific, and we can use it for so many good thingsbut we have to be careful that we dont give our kids tools that are more powerful than we have the ability to handle at a young age. A car is a great piece of technology, but Im not going to give it to my 10 year old.

The questions of how young is too young for a phone and how to help children prepare for their inevitable exposure to social media haunts many parents of the so-called digital generation.  According to Cameron, there is not necessarily a single age where children old enough for a smartphone. I think that young people should have a phone when they need it, Cameron said. Not when they want it or when peer pressure is getting the best of them to have oneIf your children are babysitting and the house does not have a landline but the parents need to get a hold of [the babysitter], that may be a time [your child] needs to have a phone. But that doesnt mean that it automatically has to include access to Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat.



Congressional Research Service: Legal Sidebar on Russian Election Trolling Robert Steele Evaluates Charles Doyle (B- for Facts, F- for Context) "IndyWatch Feed War"

CRS Legal Sidebar Prepared for Members and Committees of Congress

Russians Indicted for Online Election Trolling

Charles Doyle
Senior Specialist in American Public Law

February 21, 2018

Full Text and Strong Comment Below the Fold

Tip of the Hat to Steve Aftergood and Federation of American Scientists

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the grand jury indictment of three Russian companies and thirteen Russian nationals on February 16, 2018. The indictment alleges that the defendants took part in a multi-layered, multi-million dollar scheme to surreptitiously participate in the most recent presidential election. The defendants are charged with aggravated identity theft, conspiracy to commit mail and bank fraud and with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government. The indictment asserts that the purpose of the enterprise was to obstruct the lawful governmental functions of the United States by dishonest means in order to enable the Defendants to interfere with U.S. political and electoral processes, including the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

One of the companies and four of the individual defendants are charged specifically with six counts of aggravated identity theft. The crime involves unlawfully possessing, using, or transferring the identity of someone else in connection with the commission of one of a series of other offenses, such as wire or bank fraud. The offense is punishable by imprisonment for a mandatory two years (five years if the predicate offense is a federal crime of terrorism). The indictment lists six instances in which a victims social security number and/or date of birth were used in conjunction with acts of wire and bank fraud to open bank accounts or secure credit cards.

One of the companies and two of the Russian nationals are charged with conspiracy to com...


Call for a #Balkan Internationalist #Antifa Rally in #Thessaloniki on March 10 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Solidarity is our weapon. In Greece, Turkey and Macedonia, the enemy lies in banks and ministries.

Originally published by Vogliamo tutto e per tutti.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Call for an #Balkan Internationalist Antifa Rally in Thessaloniki on March 10

Solidarity is our weapon

In Greece, Turkey and Macedonia, the enemy lies in banks and ministries

Patriotism is the principle that will justify the training of wholesale murderers, Leo Tolstoy

We will not beautify the situation. It is more than evident that those who participated in the two rallies for the Macedonian issue in Athens and Thessaloniki are not fascists in their majority. If most of them were fascists, Greece would have entered a civil war by now. Here starts the dangerous part, however. Someone stated that political hegemony does not concern majorities, but content. It is clear that fascism was hegemonic in those two rallies. The rallies provided the opportunity to a heterogeneous rabble and the right-wing scums of the greek society to mobilize under the flag of patriotism, of national unity, and the threat of an imaginary foreign enemy. Those who participated in the rallies, yes those non-fascists that we mentioned before, walked (even if they do not admit it) side by side with far-right party members, neo-Nazis, militaries, the church, and many other ludicrous personas of the far-right circus. Their presence in the rallies strengthened and normalized the HOMELAND-RELIGION-FAMILY dogma of the greek far-right, in other words, they legitimized nationalism dressed in the light cloak of patriotism. Simultaneously, the rallies were embraced by the most violent actors of the greek far-right (Nazis, autonomous fas...


Turkish forces shell convoy entering Afrin "IndyWatch Feed War"


Ankara claims the convoy passing into northwestern Syria was carrying fighters, but Kurdish forces said it was made up of civilians carrying food and medicine


Russia, Iran should stop Syrian government violations, Turkey says Putin is the Problem "IndyWatch Feed War"


ISTANBUL (Reuters) Turkeys Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday that Syrian government air strikes in eastern Ghouta were unacceptable, and called on Russia and Iran to put pressure on Damascus authorities.

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Turkeys Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

Russia and Iran need to stop the Syrian government, Cavusoglu said, adding that an offensive by pro-government forces in the northern Syrian province of Idlib also violated an agreement between Turkey, Iran and Russia.

Reporting by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by Dominic Evans

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Russias UN ambassador, Vasily A. Nebenzya, dismissed reports of attacks on civilians in eastern Ghouta as disinformation and propaganda. Credit Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters


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#Knoxville Report Back: Counter Protests Against Fascist Traditionalist Workers Party "IndyWatch Feed War"

Despite the rain, hundreds of Tennessee residents and antifascist groups including Knoxville Radical Alliance, Mercy Junction, Middle Tennessee based antifascists, and multiple DSA chapters (Charlottesville, Northern Alabama, and Knoxville), gathered in Knoxville, Tennessee on February 17th to protest neo-Nazi leader Matthew Heimbach & his Traditionalist Workers Party coming to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville campus.

Submitted to Enough is Enough by Middle Tennessee Autonomous Network.

Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of  these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is going on and for documentation only.

Knoxville Report Back: Counter Protests Against Fascist Traditionalist Workers Party

Despite the rain, hundreds of Tennessee residents and antifascist groups including Knoxville Radical Alliance, Mercy Junction, Middle Tennessee based antifascists, and multiple DSA chapters (Charlottesville, Northern Alabama, and Knoxville), gathered in Knoxville, Tennessee on February 17th to protest neo-Nazi leader Matthew Heimbach & his Traditionalist Workers Party coming to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville campus.



Turkish forces shell convoy headed to Syrias Afrin region "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters hold an ammunition belt near the city of Afrin, Syria February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Khalil AshawiREUTERS

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) The Turkish army struck a convoy entering Syrias Kurdish-held Afrin region, which Ankara said carried fighters and weapons but Kurdish forces said was made up of civilians entering with food and medicine.

In a statement on Friday, the Turkish military said a fleet of some 30-40 vehicles of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia had approached the main town of the northwest Afrin region. It said artillery targeted the convoy carrying terrorists, weapons and ammunition.

The YPG said the convoy, which arrived in Afrin late on Thursday, had transported civilians from the Jazeera region further east and other towns under the control of Kurdish forces.

Birusk Hasaka, the YPG spokesman in Afrin, said the convoy included hundreds of people. The shelling set some cars ablaze, wounding at least ten people and killing one passenger.

The convoy was headed to stand in solidarity with the people of Afrin, carrying food aid and medical supplies, he told Reuters.

Turkey launched an assault last month on Afrin, seeking to drive out the YPG which it deems a menace along its border. It denies hitting civilians during the offensive.

As always all attention and sensitivity was shown so that civilians were not harmed, the Turkish military said on Friday. It released aerial video footage showing a series of explosions and smoke rising from a country road.

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday the Turkish army was making every effort to avoid harming any civilians, which was extending the duration of the operation. Defence Minister Nurettin Canikli has previously dismissed reports of harmed civilians as false.

Human Rights Watch s...


Trump to announce new sanctions against North Korea as South Korea readies more talks The largest package of new sanctions against the North Korea regime "IndyWatch Feed War"

Tougher sanctions may jeopardise the latest detente between the two Koreas.PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (REUTERS) The United States is due to announce its largest package of sanctions yet against North Korea to further pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programme, as South Korea readies itself for more talks with the Norths officials.

Tougher sanctions may jeopardise the latest detente between the two Koreas amid their preparations to create conditions appropriate to hold a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae In.

A senior US administration official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, called the new penalties the largest package of new sanctions against the North Korea regime, without giving details.

The new US sanctions will be announced while President Donald Trumps daughter, Ivanka, is visiting South Korea to attend a dinner with President Moon and the closing ceremony of the Games. In addition to the dinner which will feature a kosher menu for Ms Trumps dietary restrictions, the Blue House has planned a small traditional Korean music performance for her delegation.

US Vice-President Mike Pence had hinted at a plan for more sanctions two weeks ago during a stop in Tokyo that preceded his visit to South Korea for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Mr Kim said he wants to boost the warm climate of reconciliation and dialogue with South Korea after a high-level delegation including his sister returned from the Winter Olympics.

Last year (2017), North Korea conducted dozens of missile launches and its sixth and largest nuclear test in defiance of United Nations sanctions. However, it has now been more than two months since its last missile test in late November.

Ms Trumps visit coincides with that of a sanctioned North Korean...


Is Black Panther Islamophobic? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Marvel Studios movie may inadvertently reinforce the negative portrayal of Muslims


Mongoose: Parkland False Flag School Shooting Chabad, Broward County, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Pedophilia Judges, and More "IndyWatch Feed War"


#GoogleGestapo is deleting all accounts that conflict with the official narrative.  The USA is now officially Stalinist in its treatment of information that is not approved. People are being digitally assassinated to cover up false flag fake news operations.

Below is one email with many links and images from a person whose entire digital life has just been deleted by social media mandarins in active violation of Title 7.

Phi Beta Iota: We have no direct knowledge but we do believe that it is a criminal conspiracy in violation of the US Constitution as amended, to treat this information the way Germany treats those who question the Holocaust myths. The common connection: Zionists. We are also taking an interest in Broward County, which appears to have a much higher proportion of judges and county officials who are active pedophiles and in some cases active murderous pedophiles. The truth will come out eventually, via proper legal processes. In the interim, we continue to defend the Constitution against all enemies, domestic as well as foreign.

See Especially:


Steele, Robert, How The Deep State Controls Social Media and Digitally Assassinates Critics: #GoogleGestapo Censorship & Crowd-Stalking Made Easy, American Herald Tribune, November 7, 2017.

See Also:

Deep State @ Phi Beta Iota

Fake News @ Phi Beta Iota

False Flag @ Phi Beta Iota

Zion @ Phi Beta Iota


Nice job, Jeanice. Theyre obliterating everyone who doesnt help foster their Deep State crap.



Absorbing the Irresistible Consumer Reports Magazine "IndyWatch Feed War"

On my weekly radio show, I recently interviewed Liam McCormack, the head of testing for Consumer Reports (CR)a resource and monthly magazine with seven million print and online subscribers. It has always been a wonder to me why seventy million people dont take advantage of this honest, non-profit testing organization that gives you the lowdown on just about every kind of consumer productand some servicesthat you buy regularly.

Year after year, month after month, Consumer Reports proves its worth to consumers through money saved, aggravation avoided and safety advanced. Founded in 1936, this venerable  organization takes no advertising and is as incorruptible as  any organization can possibly be.

Here are just a few examples of naming names and suggesting better purchases:

AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint or Verizon cost an average of $960 a year. Well tell you about the carrier that provides better voice quality and costs $360 a year. You can save $600 a year.

Comparing price, selection and service of more than 20 chain retailers, consumer satisfaction scored Costco higher than Walmart.

Youve heard the Geico insurance ads15 minutes saving you 15 percent. CR advises you compare insurance companies every two or three years, adding, After 20 years with Geico, one of our readers switched to highly-rated Amica insurance companies and saved $793 on her coverage.

The most expensive brands, whether cars or mattresses, are not often the best buy, whether it is a Mercedes-Benz car or an Apple computer, or a Serta mattress. CRs own testing results often show other brandsincluding lesser known ones, are a better deal for a variety of reasonsincluding price and performance.

To show how much you can save and how you pay for rewarding name-brand advertisers, Consumer Reports tested the Serta Comfort Smart Support HB300Q, which costs $2,275, and had unimpressive back support. By contrast, the Denver Mattress Doctors Choice received a CR top-rating with very good back support and is priced at $500!

CRs food testing and advice can save your family hundreds of dollars a year while protecting your health and saving you additional health care expenses.

One of the magazines innovations was their Annual Auto Issue. Lets say youre thinking about buying a car or selling a car. Youll receive detailed ratings, reliability, recommendations, photos and base price ranges for 240+ recently tested cars and trucks.

CR doesnt shy away from controversy. It writes that doctors recommending CT scans include many physicians who underestimate the risk of CT scans, whose substantial radiat...


UK bid to agree Brexit line faces EU scepticism "IndyWatch Feed War"


Mays aim for cabinet unity around Canada plus model unlikely to impress Brussels

The UK prime minister faces a fundamental dilemma: avoiding flare-ups at home may only store up trouble in Brussels FT Montage/AFP/Getty

By Alex Barker and Jim Brunsden in Brussels and George Parker in London
Financial Times (FT)

Theresa May on Thursday night hammered out a British strategy for future ties with the EU but was warned by a fellow European leader over the way ahead even before a Brexit Cabinet meeting had begun.

Meeting the British prime minister in Downing Street on Wednesday, 24 hours before the Chequers summit, Mark Rutte, Mrs Mays Dutch opposite number, urged her to ditch the idea of a three baskets trade deal.

This idea, floated by Mrs May in the past, seeks to divide a post-Brexit order into three areas; one where the UK maintains the same regulation as the EU; another where it uses rules of its own for the same outcomes; and a third where the UK takes a fundamentally different approach.

It would be better to say nothing at all, Mr Rutte said, according to officials familiar with Wednesdays meeting.

His blunt assessment captures the fundamental dilemma facing Mrs May as she seeks to unify her government around a common line: avoiding flare-ups at home may only store up trouble in Brussels.

For Mr Rutte and other EU27 leaders, the onus is on Mrs May to set out a credible plan that is clear and free from hybrid constructions that mask an unwillingness to make choices.

One has to accept the costs [of different models], said one senior EU diplomat. There is a tendency in the UK for politicians to mention lots of different specifics they would like. What we want is coherence, realism. Im not saying it is easy.

A senior French official said: We dont need lots of details. The issue is: can the UK government simply say they want a free-trade agreement?

Some British ministers also favour a more conventional free-trade deal rather than a broader accord with Brussels.

On Wednesday the European Commission circulated a 58-page document to EU27 member states making it plain that whatever compromise were agreed at Chequers, it was unlikely to fly.

Preserving the integrity of the single market excludes sector-by-sector participation

It includes a staircase chart that shows how, if Mrs May sticks to her negotiating red lines, the only option available is a traditional, unvarnished fr...


UK: The Chequers agreement is far from the last word on Brexit "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Cabinet at Chequers

Todays Front Bench covers last nights Brexit summit at Chequers. A sample of the email is below. If you like what you see, sign up here. Dont forget to vote in the poll and leave your reasoning in the comments below. The best responses will feature in this afternoons Brexit Briefing.

Front Bench

Forget three baskets, it sounds like we might only need one. Well, at least for most things. The much-hyped Brexit war cabinet away day to Chequers has come and gone with an agreement reached and no one flouncing out or resigning.

We wont find out exactly what was agreed over slow-braised Guinness short rib and lemon tart until next week. However, the 11-strong core Cabinet has reportedly agreed to pursue mutual recognition of regulations. That is, the middle of three baskets or same goals, different methods. It means divergence is still possible, but should stave off feared job losses from the sudden erection of trade barriers.

 Divergence wins

Pro-Brexiteers are spinning it as divergence wins, with The Telegraph being told that Philip Hammond, a supporter of very modest Brexit, was shocked at the level of divergence agreed to.

Nevertheless, everyone seems to be relatively happy, with various media outlets being told that the PM played a blinder.



Nikki Haley Says Trump Administration Middle East Peace Blueprint Almost Ready U.S. likely to push for a Palestinian state Plan wont be hated by either side. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Nikki Haley addressed a number of issues Thursday night, among them the likelihood that the US would push for a Palestinian state.

 FEBRUARY 23, 2018 09:15

Jerusalem Post

Nikki Haley to top Palestinian negotiator: I will not shut up

JPost Exclusive: Trump team briefs Security Council on Mideast peace plan

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks at UN headquarters in New York

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks at UN headquarters in New York. (photo credit: LUCAS JACKSON/REUTERS)

United States Ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday night said that President Donald Trumps Middle East peace plan is nearly ready while speaking at the University of Chicagos Institute of Politics.

During a question-and-answer session led by the Institutes current head, David Axelrod, she said: Theyre coming up with a...


REVEALED: How British spy chief courted Gaddafi on secret visit to Libya "IndyWatch Feed War"


Documents presented in court also reveal how MI6 defined British Muslims as a potential security threat


Moldova Embraces NATO: Fools Rush In Where Angels Fear to Tread "IndyWatch Feed War"

Moldova seldom hits media headlines but the situation there is another example of creeping NATO expansion. The US is in the process of establishing its military presence there to make American soldiers and Russian peacekeepers watch each other through gun sights.


Dubai accuses Djibouti of illegally seizing key Africa port "IndyWatch Feed War"


A Djibouti policeman stands guard during the opening ceremony of Dubai-based port operator DP Worlds Doraleh container terminal in Djibouti port February 7, 2009. (Reuters)
DUBAI: Dubai has said it is seeking international arbitration against Djibouti after the Horn of Africa nation terminated its concession at a key port that is the main transit route to landlocked Ethiopia.
The emirate said the Djiboutian governments termination Thursday of the 50-year concession it granted to Dubai-owned DP World to operate the Doraleh container terminal in 2006 was illegal.
Announcing its decision on Thursday, Djiboutis transport ministry said that it was merely implementing a law adopted in November last year that sets a legal framework allowing for the renegotiation, if necessary, of contracts already concluded dealing with the management or exploitation of strategic infrastructure.
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In the current case, the contract of concession for Doraleh container terminal contains elements that are in flagrant contravention of state sovereignty and the higher interests of the nation, it said.
But Dubai countered that the Djiboutian legislation flew in the face of international law, as repeatedly upheld by arbitration tribunals.
The illegal s...


Mass Shootings Are a Symptom "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mass Shootings Are a Symptom of a Problem That Gun Control Won't Solve

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Hezbollah: Well Defend every Single Meter in Our Territory "IndyWatch Feed War"

February 22, 2018 Hezbollah Deputy Chief, Sheikh Naim Qassem, vowed that the Lebanese resistance wont cede one iota of its countrys territory. During a meeting in Beirut southern suburb (Dahiyeh) on Wednesday, Sheikh Qassem said that Hezbollah sticks to accuracy while defending its territory. We dont accept that our land or our territorial water be []


Books as resistance! "IndyWatch Feed War"

Our friends at the Hargeysa Cultural Center in Somaliland are organizing the 11th Hargeysa International Book Fair.


Rogue State "IndyWatch Feed War"

What is this country we are asked to love? This might once have been an easy question to answer. National identity was built around a range of institutions, considered to represent the national interest. Rebellion against them was characterised as treason. But one by one, these institutions have been subverted from within. Look to the top to see treachery at work.



In the shadows: How Prevent functions outside of the public eye "IndyWatch Feed War"

The recent focus on SOAS sheds light on a series of important aspects of the way Prevent operates in universities, and in general


Philippine police say 10 killed in bloody night of drug busts Plus: A look back at the Philippines war on drugs "IndyWatch Feed War"


In its World Report 2018, Human Rights Watch said President Rodrigo Duterte dragged the Philippines into a serious human rights crisis since the dictatorship of late Ferdinand Marcos, whom Duterte had praised in the past. Daniel Berehulak for The New York Times/World Press Photo via AP, File

MANILA (Reuters) Philippine police killed 10 suspected drug peddlers and arrested 63 people in dozens of operations during the single deadliest night of the countrys ferocious war on drugs since police resumed participation in early December.

Since President Rodrigo Duterte allowed police to resume operations following a two-month suspension over the death of an unarmed teenager, 88 people have been killed and close to 9,000 arrested, the latest police data show.

The operations ran from Wednesday night through to Thursday morning in the province of Bulacan, north of Manila, the capital. This is the province where 32 people were killed in a single day in August last year.

Bulacan police chief Romeo Caramat said the 10 suspects were killed in eight different towns in 45 separate buy-bust incidents, or sting operations.



Dominos Pizza Not Amused with Pizza-Ordering Sex Toy "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Dominos Pizza says it is in no way affiliated with an adult entertainment website after news of the sites Dominos-ordering sex toy was announced on Thursday.

This is news to us, a Dominos spokesperson tells Fox News. We have not worked with this company, nor have we authorized them to use our name in conjunction with their toy.

The adult site introduced its new interactive vibrator, dubbed the RubGrub, in a press release issued on Thursday morning, describing the sex toy as an interactive vibrator that has the ability to order Dominos pizza immediately following an orgasm.

According to the press release, the RubGrub will be outfitted with a button affixed to the end of the device, which can be pre-programmed with the users payment and delivery information, meaning he/she would merely need to push the button to summon a cheese pizza.

While initially launching with the ability to order pizza, the adult entertainment company has plans to add additional restaurant chains, including those serving Mexican and Chinese food, reads the press release, adding the devices will be available sometime in the coming months for $19.95 a pop.

Additional toppings extra.

Fox News is the source


Armed officer at Florida school waited outside School shooting at El Camino High School in South Whittier aborted in part due to safety officer "IndyWatch Feed War"

Officer Scott Peterson waited four minutes outside the high school building after the shooting started. Seventeen people were killed in the six-minute ordeal at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14.

Students leave Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after the February 14 shooting (picture-alliance/AP Photo/Mike Stocker)

The armed police officer who stood outside a Florida high school while a gunman shot and killed 17 people resigned on Thursday and has been placed under investigation.

The resignation came amid a national debate in the United States about how to prevent future school shootings. The countrys powerful pro-gun lobby and some Republican lawmakers, including US President Donald Trump, have suggested arming school officials as a solution.

Read more: Donald Trump orders ban on Las Vegas-style bump stock gun modifications

Failure to respond:

  • Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said on Thursday that the school resource officer, Scott Peterson, took up a position near the school entrance some 90 seconds after the shooting started. Peterson waited for more than four minutes in the same position without entering the building. The shooting lasted about six minutes.
  • Peterson resigned after Israel had suspended him and placed him under investigation. Asked by a reporter what Peterson should have done, Israel said: Went in. Addressed the killer. Killed the killer.
  • Israel said he was devastated after reviewing security video recordings of Peterson waiting outside the building. I mean these families lost their children, he said, adding: Ive been to the homes where they sit and shiver.


Russian mercenary boss 'spoke to Kremlin' before attack on US allies in Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"


Head of mercenary group Wagner also reportedly told Damascus to prepare for 'surprise', days before US repelled Russian mercenary attack


American semiconductor firm Xcerra calls off sale to Chinese fund after hitting US regulatory wall "IndyWatch Feed War"

The two firms decide to end the US$580m deal as regulatory approval is unlikely

By Laura He
South China Morning Post

PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 February, 2018, 5:08pm
UPDATED : Friday, 23 February, 2018, 5:17pm


Trojan Horse affair: When government and media colluded to vilify the Muslim community "IndyWatch Feed War"

With few exceptions, journalists failed to examine the underlying facts while repeating what turned out to be false allegations


US Aggression in Syria an Imperialist Blueprint "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syrias prolonged conflict and misery going into its eighth year is no accident. It is by design. American imperialist design.


Palestinian Beaten to Death In Custody by 20 israeli Troops "IndyWatch Feed War"

Palestinian Beaten to Death In Custody by 20 Israeli Troops Security camera footage shared online and picked up by local media showed the soldiers hitting the 33-year-old repeatedly in the head, stomach and back. A Palestinian man died Thursday after a brutal confrontation with Israeli troops in the occupied West Bank that the Palestinian Authority []


The opioid crisis is draining Americas workforce "IndyWatch Feed War"

The job search has not been going good, said Harsanyi, a baby-faced 27-year-old with tattoos poking out of his collar. I think when youre a drug addict in sobriety with a felony on your record, they look at you different, like youre going to rob their store.

Jobs are plentiful in Marylands Anne Arundel County, which boasts an unemployment rate of 3.1%. But after doing time for an armed robbery committed while he was high in 2015, Harsanyi has so far been turned down for jobs at Valvoline and Jiffy Lube, and is only able to pick up occasional work as a tile setter for another recovering addict he met through his 12-Step program.

Harsanyis experience isnt just hard on him. The opioid crisis is turning into a real problem for employers, who are having trouble finding workers in the midst of one of the tightest labor markets in decades.

There are nearly 6 million job openings in the U.S. and the unemployment rate, at 4.1%, is at a 17-year low. But the share of people working or looking for work still hasnt recover...


Maldives warns India against interfering as ties fray "IndyWatch Feed War"


AFP/File | New Delhi said it was deeply dismayed by the extension of emergency rule in the Maldives

MAL (MALDIVES) (AFP)  The Maldives has warned India against interfering in its political crisis, deepening a rift with the country once seen as its closest ally.New Delhi has expressed concern about the situation in the honeymoon islands, whose president has sacked top judges, jailed political dissidents and imposed a state of emergency in recent weeks.

On Wednesday it said it was deeply dismayed by the extension of emergency rule, earning an official rebuke from the Maldives foreign ministry.

There is no doubt that the Maldives is experiencing one of the most difficult periods in the history of the nation, the islands ministry said in a statement late Thursday.

It is therefore important that friends and partners in the international community, including India, refrain from any actions that could hinder resolving the situation facing the country.

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen has jailed almost all his political opponents since coming to power in late 2013 and the resulting fall-out has dented the nations image as a popular holiday destination.

The UN human rights chief has described the imposition of a state of emergency following a power struggle with the Supreme Court as an all-out assault on democracy.

Exiled opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed has urged India to intervene militarily in the crisis a request the government has not publicly addressed.

The Yameen regime has leaned heavily on Indias regional rival China for political and financial support to build infrastructure in the nation of 1,190 tiny coral islands.

Despite criticism from the international community, legislators from Yameens party on Tuesday controversially approved a 30-day extension of emergency rule.



Abbas downplays health concerns after US hospital visit "IndyWatch Feed War"

Above, Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas speaks at the UN Security Council on Tuesday, February 20. Abbas called for the convening of an international conference by mid-2018 to pave the way for recognition of Palestinian statehood as part of a wider Middle East peace process. (AFP)
RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas appeared on local television Friday to downplay concerns over his health after undergoing what were described as routine tests in the US.
In an interview with Palestine TV while in the US, 82-year-old Abbas rejected reports he had been rushed to hospital during his visit.
It was a suitable opportunity to be here to conduct some medical tests, and these tests have been conducted and now we left, he said after leaving the hospital.
Thank God all the results are positive and reassuring.
The health of the longtime smoker has long been the subject of speculation, with no clear successor identified.
Abbas was in the US to meet with political allies amid a breakdown of communication with the US administration following President Donald Trumps controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital.
The Palestinians, who see the eastern part of the city as the capital of their future state, have said the US has disqualified itself as a mediator in talks with Israel and cut political ties with the administration.
Trump is expected to...


Moscow Begins Crypto-Elections Testing: Thumbs Nose at US "IndyWatch Feed War"

The irony is so thick youd think it was made from ballistic jelly. But, thats exactly whats needed to contain this shot across the election-tampering bow the Russians just pulled off.



North Korea Calls US-Japan Missile Drills Provocation Against Intra-Korean Dialogue "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik 22.02.2018 MOSCOW North Koreas committee on Korean reconciliation condemned on Thursday an upcoming joint US-Japan missile defense drill as an attempt to reignite regional tensions and obstruct the ongoing thaw between Pyongyang and Seoul. Branding this as a ferocious gangster-like act aimed to tarnish the hard-won atmosphere for the improvement of the []


Iran Continues to Adhere to Nuclear Deal, says IAEA Report "IndyWatch Feed War"

Tehran (MEE The IAEA report also says that Iran may build nuclear reactors for ships that remain within limits of 2015 deal.

Iran is still sticking to the 2015 nuclear accord, a UN atomic watchdog report showed on Thursday, four months ahead of US President Donald Trumps deadline to fix its disastrous flaws.

IAEA Inspectors
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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) document, the ninth since the deal came into force in January 2016, showed Iran complying with the accords key parameters.

The number of centrifuges to enrich uranium was below the agreed level of 5,060, while Irans total stockpile of low-enriched uranium has not exceeded 300 kg, said the report seen by AFP.

When enriched to high purities, Uranium can be used in a nuclear weapon. At low purities, it can be used for peaceful applications such as power generation Irans stated aim.

The volume of heavy water, a reactor coolant, remained below the agreed maximum of 130 tonnes throughout the past three months.

Iran has inched above that ceiling twice since the accord took effect.

Related: IAEA Chief Confirms Irans Compliance with Nuclear Deal

It removed and rendered inoperable the core of the Arak reactor, which could in theory have produced weapons-grade plutonium, before the accord entered into force.

Aside from the relatively minor breach on heavy water, the IAEA reports have consistently shown Iran adhering to the deal in the two years since it took effect.

However, the future of the hard-won agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany is highly uncertain, mainly because o...

Trumps Stance on Guns Puts Pressure on Congress "IndyWatch Feed War"

While calling for hardened security at schools, president floats proposals to keep weapons out of some hands

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 Julia Cordover, the student body president at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School wipes away tears during a listening session hosted by Donald Trump at the White House. Photograph: Xinhua / Barcroft Images
Trump: Violence in Media Shaping How Young Minds Are Being Formed
President Donald Trump, in response to Floridas school shooting, pledged action on certain gun regulations on Thursday, including background checks. He said hes concerned that violence on the internet, in video games and in movies is shaping how young minds are being formed. Photo: Agence France-Press...


Is it time to put the US Coalition in Syria on a Terrorism watch list? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Is it time to put the US Coalition on a Terrorism watch list? While Syria is fighting ISIS, it must also battle US Coalition-supported Turkey al-Qaeda groups, while the US reserves the right to bomb the SAA [ Editors Note: We are living in an upside-down world now. Western countries, widely known to have been []


China, Saudi, Turkey Join Forces To Defend Pakistan From Trumps Threatened Economic Sanctions "IndyWatch Feed War"

Saudi Arabia, China, Turkey blocked US move against Pakistan at Financial Action Task Force: Report


  • The FATF is a global body that combats terrorist financing and money laundering.
  • The US says Pakistan is not taking action against terror groups like the Haqqani network and the Taliban.
  • The report said Saudi Arabia was acting on behalf of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

(File photo for representation)

WASHINGTON: China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey the three close allies of Pakistan have joined hands to block a move by the Trump administration to place Islamabad on an international terror-financing watch list, a US media report said.
While Pakistan has claimed a victory of sorts, the US was working behind the scenes during the ongoing Paris meeting of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) so as to take action against the country whi...


Is the CIA So Bad that Even When It Tells the Truth It Adds-In Lies? "IndyWatch Feed War"

The February 17th New York Times article is deceptive not merely on account of its holier-than-thou admission of the CIAs supposedly past history of badness and its presumption of todays Russia being almost as bad as was the Soviet Union. Actually, the article includes several other lies.



israeli Soldiers Shoot Child With Gas Bomb In The Head Near Ramallah "IndyWatch Feed War"

Soldiers Shoot Child With Gas Bomb In The Head Near Ramallah     23 Feb 7:40 AM Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child with a gas bomb in his head, in Deir Nitham village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Medical sources said the child, identified as Saleh Mahmoud Tamimi, []


The GOPs Gun Temptation Trump and Rubio flirt with feel-good but ineffective solutions "IndyWatch Feed War"

Protestors gather at the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee to push for stricter gun regulation, Feb. 21.
Protestors gather at the Florida state Capitol in Tallahassee to push for stricter gun regulation, Feb. 21. PHOTO: COLIN ABBEY/EPA-EFE/REX/SHUTTERS/EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK

Republicans have held the political high ground on gun rights for decades, and theyve done it by sticking together and sticking to the facts. Nothing will lose them that credibility faster than if they jump on the false-hope bandwagon.

The Parkland, Fla., school shooting is rightly causing a new national debate. With astounding cynicism, Democrats rushed to capitalize on dead teens, while ineffectually dragging out the same fatigued arguments theyve been making since the Clinton era. They are back again with the assault weapons crycalling for an arbitrary ban on a handful of scary-looking guns, when millions of other firearms can kill just as efficiently. (The 1994 assault-weapon ban was still in effect at the time of the 1999 Columbine massacre.) They are back again with confiscation, even though they know its a nonstarter with the Supreme Court and the public. The P...


Boris the clown Johnson resumes subsidizing Al Qaeda through the CSSF "IndyWatch Feed War"

Boris Johnson resumes subsidizing Al Qaeda through the CSSF Voltaire Network Feb 20, 2018 Without making a big deal about it, Boris Johnson, British Minister of Foreign Affairs is now resuming subsidizing Adam Smith International (ASI) following a two-month break. In December 2017, the BBC programme Panorama had shown that the ASI, supported by []


Weekly report on israels terrorism against the State of Palestine "IndyWatch Feed War"

Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory  (15- 21 February 2018) Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) (15 21 February 2018)   Israeli forces killed 2 children and wounded 2 others in the Gaza Strip without endangering the soldiers life. Israeli forces continued to use []


Stealing China's thunder: the Quads' counter project to the Silk route "IndyWatch Feed War"

The United States has formed a new Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (QSD), which is known as the Quads. This is an anti-Chinese group composed since 2007 of Japan, Australia and India. Following a change in government, Australia had left the group, making Washington's strategy a failure, returned to it in 2010. The Trump Administration is preparing a project to steal China's thunder. The initiative the Chinese have in mind is to create new communication routes along the model of the former (...)


As China Puts Pressure on Taiwan, Signs of a U.S. Pushback "IndyWatch Feed War"

BEIJING As China ratchets up pressure on Taiwan, the self-governing island it claims as its territory, the United States is cautiously starting to push back.

In recent months, Chinese strategic bombers have been conducting island encirclement flights, escorted by fighter jets. The Chinese government has discouraged tourism to Taiwan and imports of goods like fish over the past year and a half, hurting its economy. And China persuaded the islands most important remaining diplomatic ally, Panama, to switch diplomatic recognition last summer from Taipei to Beijing.

Concern about Taiwans fate now appears to be building slowly in Washington, even as President Trump continues to seek Chinas help on other issues. Through his first year in office, Mr. Trump pressed Beijing to put more pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, with limited success. He has also sought to limit Chinas nearly $400 billion trade surplus with the United States, which has nonetheless continued to widen.

Against that backdrop, Washington has recently begun moving gradually to reinforce its ties to Taiwan, a vigorous democracy facing an increasingly authoritarian government in Beijing.



Turkey announces its preparations for invading Greece "IndyWatch Feed War"

On 17 February President Recep Tayyip Erdoan delivered a speech on Operation Olive Branch (the current invasion of Syria by the Turkish army) at the Provincial Congress of Eskiehir of the AKP. He declared the following: Those who think that we have erased from our hearts the lands of from which we withdrew in tears, 100 years ago, are quite mistaken. On ever occasion we say time and time again, that Syria, Iraq and other places on the map of our hearts are no different from our own (...)


Gaza: A Concentration Camp of 1.5 Million People "IndyWatch Feed War"

Gaza: A Concentration Camp of 1.5 Million People By Jean Shaoul, Israel mounts fresh military assault on Gaza Israeli forces attacked 18 targets in the Gaza Strip belonging to Hamas, which controls the besieged enclave, in the second such action over the weekend. The strikes followed an explosion during a demonstration of Palestinians on the []


SpinLaunch "IndyWatch Feed War"

I just hope theres plenty of 4K footage of the launch centrifuge facility when it experiences catastrophic failure. Via: TechCrunch: What if instead of blasting cargo into space on a rocket, we could fling it into space using a catapult? Thats the big, possibly crazy, possibly genius idea behind SpinLaunch. It was secretly founded in []


What possible excuses could the Jewish terror state have for incidences such as these "IndyWatch Feed War"

Settlers Attack Palestinians near Jenin IMEMC News & Agencies February 22, 2018         Israeli settlers attacked, on Wednesday, Palestinian vehicles near the town of Silat al-Zohor, to the south of West Bank city Jenin, and shouted anti-Arab slogans. Witnesses confirmed that settlers deployed near the settlement of Homesh, and attacked the []


Fighting on All Fronts, Netanyahu Could Leave Israel Exposed "IndyWatch Feed War"


Fighting for his political, Netanyahu juggles tensions in north and south Netanyahus threats against Iran and Syria could backfire In Gaza, while Israelis philosophize about the gravity of the situation, a crisis is liable to erupt imminently

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows a map of the Middle East during a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference on February 18, 2018 in Munich, southern Germany


Russia blocks U.N. agreement on ceasefire resolution for Syria The Evil Empire Wins "IndyWatch Feed War"

BBC News

Media captionAt least in heaven theres food: The children caught up in Eastern Ghouta air strikes

Russia says it wants changes to a UN Security Council resolution for a ceasefire in Syria amid growing outrage over civilian deaths in a rebel enclave under Syrian government bombardment.

Russias UN ambassador called for feasible not populist action.

Russias ambassador, Vasily A. Nebenzya, dismissed reports of attacks on civilians in eastern Ghouta as disinformation and propaganda. Credit Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters

But Western diplomats say Russia is stalling for time and France said failure to act could spell the end of the Security Council itself.

Activists say 400 people have been killed in Eastern Ghouta in five days.

The UN body in New York is due to vote on the resolution on Friday at 11:00 local time (16:00 GMT).

Russia, one of five powers that can veto a resolution, is a key backer of Syrias President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war. Western powers suspect that Moscow wants to give its ally time to deal a final blow to rebel forces.

The besieged Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta has become hell on earth, a British envoy said Thursday. A man carried a wounded boy from bombed-out buildings there on Wednesday. ...



Abbas confirms medical checks and says results 'positive' "IndyWatch Feed War"


Palestinian president had been due to travel on to Venezuela, but is now returning to the West Bank


Hearing could lead to forfeit of millions of dollars in assets of Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli "IndyWatch Feed War"

Martin Shkreli is interviewed by Maria Bartiromo during her Mornings with Maria Bartiromo program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. (AP)
NEW YORK: Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli is due back in court Friday for a hearing about whether he should forfeit millions of dollars in assets including a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album as part of his conviction in a securities fraud scheme.
Prosecutors are expected to argue in...


Australia: Former Tamil Tiger Deported to Sri Lanka "IndyWatch Feed War"


Received on 23.02.18:


23 February 2018 

The Tamil Refugee Council condemns the Australian government for deporting to Sri Lanka a former member of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE, or Tamil Tigers).

Santharuban, who fled the country in 2012, last night was taken into custody for questioning in Colombo, the capital, on arrival just after 10pm local time.

He had been handcuffed and removed from the Broadmeadows detention centre (Melbourne Immigration Transit Accommodation) on Tuesday evening and was driven to Sydney escorted by four guards, one Border Force agent and one doctor where he was detained.

Early Thursday morning, he was asked to sign a deportation document. He claims that when he refused, Border Force agents grabbed him by the shirt and threatened to handcuff him, tape his mouth shut and drag him onto the plane.



BBC WS facilitates UNRWA PR again part two "IndyWatch Feed War"

As we saw in part one of this post, the February 19th edition of the BBC World Service radio programme Newshour included an interview (from 30:06 here) with UNRWAs commissioner-general Pierre Krahenbul.

Having failed to challenge Krahenbuhls unevidenced claim that an UNRWA education is an investment in regional security, presenter Tim Franks next provided him with the cue for dismissal of one of the prime criticisms of the UN agency.

Franks: What do you say to the other criticism that is often levelled at UNRWA particularly of your work inside Gaza where theres a huge proportion of the refugees and that is that maybe inevitably, maybe willingly, you have allowed yourself to become too close to the authority...


Rescued Singapore Shipbuilder Buckles Under Debt Woes Otto Marine has $877 million in liabilities "IndyWatch Feed War"


By Andrea Tan and  David Yong

February 22, 2018, 11:50 PM EST
  • Otto Marine has $877 million in liabilities, it tells court
  • Provider of offshore support vessels has potential investor

A Singapore shipping company rescued by its chairman just over a year ago faces collapse unless the courts step in, a sign that an earlier slump in oil prices is still reverberating.

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Saddled with $877 million in liabilities and creditors demanding payment, Otto Marine Ltd. is asking the Singapore High Court for protection. The shipbuilder wants to turn itself around under the courts supervision and fend off creditors while it restructures its debt, according to its Feb. 20 application for judicial management, which was obtained by Bloomberg News.

I cannot be expected to continue shouldering the financial burden and injecting fresh capital into the company, Executive Chairman Yaw Chee Siew said in the application.

Yaw, took full control of the ailing firm in October 2016 and is the single biggest creditor with $208 million due to him and affiliates, the papers show. The financial collapse of the group is imminent unless the High Court provides breathing room, he said.

Otto Marine made its case for an interim judicial manager in a closed door hearing on Friday. The company will release a statement after the outcome of the hearing is known, Mark Ortega, legal counsel, said in an email on Thursday.

Oil and Gas Struggles

The shipping company is among many in the oil and gas services industry struggling to meet financial obligations after a plunge in crude prices caused contracts to dr...


Chinese Regulator Seizes Anbang Insurance, Owner of Waldorf Astoria "IndyWatch Feed War"

The company will be overseen by a working group of regulators from various agencies for at least one year

Anbang Insurances former Chairman Wu Xiaohui has been indicted on charges of fraudulent fundraising and abusing his position, prosecutors in Shanghai said.
Anbang Insurances former Chairman Wu Xiaohui has been indicted on charges of fraudulent fundraising and abusing his position, prosecutors in Shanghai said. PHOTO: THOMAS PETER/REUTERS

SHANGHAIChinas insurance regulatory agency Friday took control of hard-charging, acquisitive Anbang Insurance Group Co., saying the action is needed to avoid a collapse of the firm following suspected illegal activity and the downfall of its once-highflying chairman.

Anbang was among a handful of privately run, fast-growing Chinese firms that appeared to enjoy unusual levels of political support to borrow money and build global footprints. For instance, it...


South Korean MPs demand execution of Norths Olympic delegate Kim Yong Chol is a diabolical war criminal "IndyWatch Feed War"

North Korea will send one of its highest ranking figures, General Kim Yong-chol, to the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.


South Korean lawmakers protested Friday over a visit by a top North Korean general for the Pyeongchang Olympics, labelling him a war criminal over the 2010 sinking of a warship and calling for his execution.

Kim Yong Chol will head an eight-member delegation to arrive on Sunday for the Games closing ceremony which will also be attended by US President Donald Trumps daughter Ivanka.

Kim is widely blamed for a spate of attacks against the South including the torpedoing nearly eight years ago of the Seouls Cheonan corvette, with the loss of 46 lives.

File photo: Kim Yong-Chol and North Korean soldiers marchingKim Yong-chol 

Some 70 lawmakers of the conservative Liberty Korea Party staged a protest outside the presidential Blue House, urging President Moon Jae-in to scrap the visit.

Kim Yong Chol is a diabolical war criminal who attacked the South He deserves death by hanging in the street, the partys parliamentary floor leader Kim Sung-tae said in a statement.

Even if the heavens split in two, we cannot allow such a heinous criminal who must be sliced to death to be invited to the Olympics closing ceremony, he said.

Unification ministry spokesman Baek Tae-hyun said the South Korean government was aware of widespread misgivings about Kim Yong Chols visit to the South, but accepted it as the chances for improving inter-Korean ties and a peace settlement might be improved.

The Pyeongchang Olympics have seen a charm offensive by the North, which sent leader Kim Jong Uns sister to the opening ceremony as it seeks to loosen sanctions against it and weaken the alliance between Seoul and Washington....


Daesh militants waging fresh bid to set up Southeast Asian caliphate "IndyWatch Feed War"


Daesh-linked militants occupied Marawi City south of the Philippines for over five months before government forces retook control in October last year. (AFP)



Bodies Found Under Rubble; 91 Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

Civilian and militant bodies were discovered in the rubble in northern Iraq.

The post Bodies Found Under Rubble; 91 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Original.


Syrian War Report February 22, 2018: Russia Moves Its Advanced Su-57 Stealth Fighters Into Syria "IndyWatch Feed War" On February 21, the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) captured the villages of Qara Baba, Kirbet Siluki and Vergan from the Kurdish Peoples Protection


Russian Presidential Elections: boring, useless and necessary? "IndyWatch Feed War"

[this analysis was written for the Unz Review] As the Presidential elections in Russia are drawing near I am amazed to see how much interest this event is generating in


More Than a Fight over Couscous: Why the Palestinian Narrative Must Be Embraced "IndyWatch Feed War"

As soon as Virgin Atlantic Airlines introduced a couscous-style salad inspired by the flavors of Palestine, a controversy ensued. Israels supporters ignited a social media storm and sent many complaints to the company, obliging the airline to remove the reference to Palestine. In the Zionist narrative, Palestine does not exist nor is it allowed Continue reading "More Than a Fight over Couscous: Why the Palestinian Narrative Must Be Embraced"

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The 9/11 Hijackers Were Iraqis, Right? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Originally posted at TomDispatch. I was teaching the day the airplanes hit the World Trade Center. It was the second meeting of The Communist Manifesto for Seminarians, a course for my fellow graduate students. By the time I got to class, both towers had collapsed. A few hours later, Building 7 came down as well. Continue reading "The 9/11 Hijackers Were Iraqis, Right?"

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A letter from Slovenia to Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Katerina Vidner Ferkov, February 18, 2018, via Zdravo Slovenia It is very hard to write a letter to a country where children, women, and men are being bombed by the coalition for the greater good, so they say in the corporate media. How to find words while you are looking for your sons and daughters in the fire, explosions and collapsed buildings? But a letter from Slovenia to Syria must be sent. Dear Syria in Slovenia we have seen this before when Yugoslavia fell apart and a devastating carnage took place in a state where people used to sing about brotherhood and equality. We saw the refugees from ex Yugoslavia and felt their pain like we witnessed the suffering of many Syrian refugees. Do you know that ex Yugoslavia was bombed in the NATO operation called the Merciful Angel? What kind of mercy is that? Those children in ex Yugoslavia till this day suffer because of depleted uranium in those bombs. Our reality is Slovenia and in the South neighborhood countries is a direct


Lets Acknowledge US Interference in Foreign Elections "IndyWatch Feed War"

Last week, the Mueller investigative team indicted 13 Russian nationals for charges related to interference in the 2016 election. One of the individuals is a Russian billionaire, Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is allegedly the financier of the "troll farm." This company that is solely dedicated to sowing political discord via fake news and false online identities Continue reading "Lets Acknowledge US Interference in Foreign Elections"

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Activist: Time to Formally End the Korean War After 65 Years of Armistice "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sputnik 23.02.2018 The brief respite on the Korean Peninsula seems fated to end with the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after North Korean leaders canceled a planned secret meeting with US Vice President Mike Pence. Washington is also expected to soon resume postponed military exercises alongside South Korea, exercises that North Korea has labeled provocative. []


Nissan to Begin Easy Ride Trial in Japan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: Reuters: Facing a future in which self-driving cars may curb vehicle ownership, Nissan Motor Co is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous transportation services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber Technologies and other technology firms. In partnership with Japanese mobile gaming platform operator DeNA []


Oil from sunken Iranian tanker reaches Japan islands "IndyWatch Feed War"


Oil carried by Sanchi does not form traditional surface slick, but is nonetheless highly toxic to marine life


Cowardice and Neglect of Duty "IndyWatch Feed War"

" The only armed sheriffs deputy at a Florida high school where 17 people were killed took cover outside rather than charging into the building when the massacre began, the Broward County sheriff said on Thursday. The sheriff also acknowledged...


Hundreds of French police smash nuclear dump protest camp, raid support house and arrest opponents "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Jack Cohen-Joppa, for the Nuclear Resister Before dawn on the morning of February 22, hundreds of French police in riot gear and equipped with trucks, bulldozers, helicopters and drones, evicted dozens of nuclear waste dump opponents who had occupied a disputed woods in the Meuse district for the last 18 months. A public relations []


Germany: Muslim migrant plotted jihad massacre at synagogue, trained 7-year-old boy as jihadi "IndyWatch Feed War"

Germany: Muslim migrant plotted jihad massacre at synagogue, trained 7-year-old boy as jihadi
Gratitude. And remember: if you oppose mass Muslim migration, youre a racist, bigoted Islamophobe. Syrian Medical Student Was Training 7-year-old Boy as Islamic State Fighter, by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, February 22, 2018: A 30-year-old Syrian medical student living in Germany and currently on trial for a plot targetting a Berlin synagogue has been accused of trying []


The problem is not Islamophobia but ignorance of Islam "IndyWatch Feed War"

The problem is not Islamophobia but ignorance of Islam
An Open Letter to Bishop Joseph Bambera, Chairman of the USCCBs Committee for Interreligious Affairs Your Excellency, You are to be commended for your December 29th statement asking Catholics to pray for our Coptic brethren who are enduring martyrdom for the sake of Christ. Catholics need to know the extent of the attacks on Christians []


My First Day as CIA Director "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Ray McGovern | Consortium News | February 22, 2018 Now that I have been nominated again this time by author Paul Craig Roberts to be CIA director, I am preparing to hit the ground running. Ray McGovern Last time my name was offered in nomination for the position by The Nation []


France: First Press Release from a Few Owls about the Bure Eviction "IndyWatch Feed War"


22.02.18: This morning at 6:15am the eviction of the Lejuc wood (Bois Lejuc) started with 500 riot cops, reinforced/orchestrated by a communication campaign from the home secretary (ministre de linterieur), the news channels diffusing shock images of military vehicles gathered next to the Lejuc wood, cabins being invaded, cops in balaclavas armed with chainsaws and cameras

The operation, supposed to be because of a court decision last year about eviction of the wood from le tribunal de grande instance de Bar-le-Duc, came before all legal cases had finished (especially if Andra owns the wood or not) and before the end of the period of non eviction in winter even though many living/occupation structures had been built in and around the wood. There is even a place where local elected officials changed their headquarters to an address in the wood.  Andra cant legally start any work in the wood, the French environmental authority concluded in October 2017 that Andra had to do an environmental survey of the area before proceeding with any exploration/preparation work.  There is a nesting period in the middle of March that prevents any work and Andra does not have the permit to do any forest clearing.

Like in 2012 in Notre-Dames-des-landes, the bulldozers are just behind the riot cops, to destroy as quickly as possible any living areas not even leaving time for people to collec...


Does Islam get special treatment in Eastern Iowa schools? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Does Islam get special treatment in Eastern Iowa schools?
These are interesting times in the Heartland. On February 13, 2018, a meeting of the Board of the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) took place. As was later reported in the Iowa City Press Citizen: [i] Activism by some particularly young activists might shake up ICCSDs school calendar to accommodate for more religious holidays. []


UK: Muslim migrant and his wife get prison dawah for plotting jihad massacre "IndyWatch Feed War"

UK: Muslim migrant and his wife get prison dawah for plotting jihad massacre
Munir Mohammed, from Derby, was handed a life sentence, with a minimum of 14 years. Pharmacist Rowaida El-Hassan has been jailed for 12 years. So theyll both be out in just a few years, and what then? Will they have given up jihad and become solid, loyal, productive Britons? No. Nothing whatsoever is done in []


Germany: Anarchist Comrade Lisa Transferred to New Prison "IndyWatch Feed War"


On Tuesday, February 20th, our comrade was transferred to another prison in Germany, JVA Willich II, about 60km from Cologne, where she was previously. We do not know yet how long she will be there, but we will still leave her new address so that she can continue to receive letters and solidarity photos.

Lisa Dorfer
JVA Willich II
GartenstraSSe 2
47877 Willich


(via Solidaritat Rebel, translated by Insurrection News)


Armed Cop Was Present During Entire High School Shooting and Did Nothing, Videos Show "IndyWatch Feed War"

Florida High School Shooting(ANTIMEDIA) Broward County, FL  An armed officer on campus during last weeks mass shooting in Florida never went in the building to confront the killer, the Broward County Sheriff told reporters at a news conference on Thursday. Sheriff Scott Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson, the resource officer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, opted instead to take up []


Grecia: El prisionero de guerra anarquista Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou inicia huelga de hambre "IndyWatch Feed War"


[Traducido por Sin Banderas Ni Fronteras desde Insurrection News]

Hoy, 21.02.18, el prisionero anarquista Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou inici una huelga de hambre para exigir su traslado desde la crcel de Larissa a la crcel de Korydallos tras el rechazo de su solicitud por parte del Comit Central de Traslados. Actualmente se encuentra en la prisin de Korydallos, donde fue enviado ayer para un caso judicial en curso. Un texto del compaero seguir en los prximos das.

Llamamos a una asamblea abierta de emergencia para planificar acciones de solidaridad para la huelga de hambre del compaero y compartir informacin sobre el caso el jueves 22 de febrero a las 19:00 en el Politcnico (edificio Gini).

Asamblea de Solidaridad con Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou

Recibido el 22.02.18:

Algunas palabras sobre el caso del prisionero anarquista Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou

El compaero anarquista Konstantinos Yiagtzoglou fue arrestado el 28 de octubre de 2017, mientras sala de un escondite alquilado por l bajo una identidad falsa y mientras intercambiaba armas de fuego y materiales explosivos. Dinos est acusado de ser miembro de Conspiracin de las Clulas de Fuego y de enviar...



Mara de Jess Patricio and the CIG: What Was Achieved "IndyWatch Feed War"

R. Ada Hernndez Castillo On February 19 the time period for registration of independent candidates to the Presidency of the Republic ended. Only three independent candidates attained registration, all three with daily expenses equal or greater than those of the partisan candidates. Mara de Jess Patricio, spokesperson of the Indigenous Government Council (CIG), did not...


Conference of the Libyan Tribes and Cities Confirm Commitment to Saif Qaddafi, National Reconciliation "IndyWatch Feed War"

The General Conference of the Libyan tribes and cities confirmed its commitment to Dr. Saif al-Islam Qaddafi to lead the national reconciliation and lead the country to safety. In a statement, the conference called for all the free and honorable parties to join ranks in order to liberate the country from the proxy militias, which...


Burma: Scores of Rohingya Villages Bulldozed "IndyWatch Feed War"

New Satellite Images Show Destruction Indicating Obstruction of Justice Satellite imagery shows at least 28 Rohingya villages have been leveled between December and February. However, reports produced by some human rights groups place the figure at 55. Time series animation of satellite imagery capturing the demolition of multiple villages in Maungdaw township between January 8...


US Intelligence Agencies Warn War in Space is Coming "IndyWatch Feed War"

US Intelligence Agencies Warn War in Space is Coming

By Brett Tingley

Space is beginning to become more accessible to humankind. Naturally, the military wants to start fighting wars up there. Really, though, if you think about the timelines of the development of automobiles, aircraft, and atomic bombs relative to their use in war, its a wonder that there hasnt been a war in space yet. I guess the near-unbelievable price tags of any space-borne technology still hold back the superpowers from going CRASH BANG BOOM with all their shiny new space toys for now, at least. Thanks to James Bond villain-in-the-making Elon Musk and the Chinese rocket scientists who are no doubt furiously plagiarizing his technology (yeah, they really do that), those price tags are sure to come down in the near future. What does that mean for us? Get ready for war in space, folks. Its gonna be weird and deadly.

What blows up must come down.

For now, most of the space weaponry involves disarming, destroying, or hijacking enemy...

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