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Monday, 11 June

21:05

Alumna response to the Beacon Schools moment of silence for Gaza "IndyWatch Feed War"

On Tuesday, May 15th, students at the Beacon School, an elite public high school in Hells Kitchen, decided to commemorate the 62 Palestinians who were killed the day before in Gaza during the Great March of Return. A simple announcement over the loudspeaker that lasted a minute somehow warranted a witch hunt on the administration by parents comparing the civilians killed by Israel to ISIS operatives. Some Beacon parents stated their children were subjected to Hamas propaganda, and that a political opinion voiced over a P.A. system was inappropriate for a public school. Yet, instead of asking for a conversation, email threads written by Zionist parents attacked and demanded the removal of Beacons principal, Ruth Lacey.

We have to ask a few questions when talking about the controversy at Beacon: can students talk and organize freely around political issues in public schools?  Do parents and school administrators have a right to censor these conversations? Finally, is political discourse the issue, or is Palestine the issue?

To answer these questions, understanding the events that transpired a week after the debacle is important.

The day after the moment of silence students at Beacon wanted to reclaim the narrative by trying to organize a forum where members of the school community could speak candidly about the events happening in Gaza. Many Beacon students had backed the moment of silence and wanted to express themselves. Most people I know were actually in support of the moment of silence, senior Veronica Bettio said, but I think the media was also fishing for a controversy and they found a few people with certain views to write that NY Post piece.

The students did not want their voices to be overshadowed by the media, by the administration, or by a group of angry parents. I think there is some disparity in how the parents feel and how the students feel,  junior Matt Klass told the Forwa...

21:03

Germanys Migrant Rape Crisis: Failure of the State "IndyWatch Feed War"

Gatestone Institute, by Soeren Kern, June 11, 2018: Susanna is dead. Maria from Freiburg; Mia from Kandel; Mireille from Flensburg; and now Susanna from Mainz. Alice Weidel, co-leader AfD party. Susannas death is not a blind stroke of fate. Susannas death Continue reading

21:03

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un Arrive in Singapore Ahead of Tuesday Meeting "IndyWatch Feed War"

Donald Trump Kim Jong-un north korea singapore(ANTIWAR.COM) The historic Trump-Kim summit is just hours away, and both leaders have arrived in Singapore. Kim arrived on an Air China plane Sunday afternoon local time, and Trump arrived just hours later at Paya Lebar Air Base. This caps weeks of questions around the summit. President Trump withdrew from the summit after North Korea angrily condemned John Boltons []

21:01

A Mile in Their Shoes "IndyWatch Feed War"

This past Friday in Afghanistans Ghazni province, Hazara girls joined young Pashto boys to sing Afghanistans national anthem as a welcome to Pashto men walking 400 miles from Helmand to Kabul. The walkers are calling on warring parties in Afghanistan to end the war. Most of the men making the journey are wearing sandals. At rest stops, they must tend to their torn and blistered feet. But their mission grows stronger as they walk. In Ghazni, hundreds of residents, along with religious leaders, showed remarkable readiness to embrace the courage and vision of the Helmand-to-Kabul peace walk participants. It seems likely that ordinary Afghans, no matter their tribal lineages, share a profound desire to end forty years of war. The 17-year U.S. war in Afghanistan exceeds the lifetimes of the youngsters in Ghazni who greeted the peace walkers.

On June 7th, Afghanistans president, Ashraf Ghani, declared a week-long halt to attacks against the Taliban. Spokespersons representing an undetermined number of Taliban affiliates accepted the ceasefire on June 9th, with the U.S. also agreeing to suspend attacks against Taliban fighters.

Can the declared cease-fire lead to negotiations and an end to the war? Given the desperate circumstances I saw during a visit to Kabul in early June, it seems clear that a lasting peace will require finding ways to employ people and enable them to provide food and water for their families.

Destitution has caused numerous Afghan people to enlist in military forces, pro-government or insurgent. Its extremely difficult to earn a living wage in Afghanistan, but military and paramilitary units, answerable to various warlords, including the U.S., pay wages which many Afghan families cant afford to dismiss. My young friends in Kabul assure me their family members who joined military groups dont want to cause bloodshed and they dont want to be killed. They simply dont have other viable options.

Almost 54 percent of Afghan citizens live below the poverty line, according to Afghanistans Tolo News coverage of a recent joint survey undertaken by the Central Statistics Organization and an international NGO.

The Afghan Peace Volunteers (APV), who welcomed me as their guest last week, want to help build a more egalitarian economy that will provide basic human needs. This year, theyre forging ahead in establishing worker cooperatives. During my visit, they celebrated the opening of a shoe-making cooperative. Theyve also devised a one-year plan for seamstresses to form a tailoring cooperative and explored possibilitie...

20:47

A Mysterious Silence Has Surrounded Julian Assange "IndyWatch Feed War"

wikileaks assangeJulian Assange remains cut off from the world in Ecuadors London embassy, shut off from friends, relatives and thousands of supporters, leaving him unable to do his crucial work, as John Pilger discusses with Dennis J. Bernstein. (CN) In a recent communication between Randy Credico, an Assange supporter, comic and radio producer, and Adam Schiff, the []

20:19

Yemen - U.S. Grants Approval For Genocide "IndyWatch Feed War"

The genocide in Yemen is going to start tomorrow. Eight million are already on the brink of starvation. Eighteen out of twenty-six million Yemenis live in the mountainous heartlands (green) which are under control of the Houthi and their allies....

20:12

The Foundation For International Justice Is Anti-Imperialism "IndyWatch Feed War"

An Anti-Imperialist Mural in Caracas, Venezuela (from Telesur)

The United States has had a policy of imperialism beginning after the Civil War. The US way of war, developed against Indigenous peoples, spread worldwide as the US sought to extend its power through military force, economic dominance and diplomatic hegemony.

Imperialism is driven by what Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. identified at the end of his life, the triple evils of racism, capitalism, and militarism. Lenin described imperialism as the highest stage of capitalism. Imperialism has justified mass slaughter, resulting in the US killing 20 million people since WW II. The People of the United States must say no to imperialism.

Advocacy against imperialism is needed to prevent confusion around US militarism. The US disguises imperialism by attacking so-called dictatorial leaders who use violence against their own people. This results in Orwellian-phrased humanitarian wars violence by US surrogates inside a country, massive funding to create opposition against a government or economic sanctions that cause widespread suffering.

The propaganda justifying these abuses hides the real intent expansion of US domination so US corporations can profit from resources and cheap labor under a US-friendly government. People confused by this rhetoric sometimes repeat the propagandistic claims of US imperialists and help justify US intervention.

End US Imperialism (from PopularResistance.org)

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19:53

French Thought Police and the Creeping Dictatorship of Virtue "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Jean Bricmont | Consortium News | June 11, 2018 The French government of Emmanuel Macron has introduced a new law to protect the French from fake news during election periods. This vaguely drafted amendment to existing press law seems to have been inspired by Macrons resentment at rumors circulated against him during last years []

19:15

Syrian War Report June 11, 2018: Syrian Army Repels Series Of ISIS Attacks On Al-Bukamal "IndyWatch Feed War"

https://southfront.org/syrian-war-report-june-11-2018-syrian-army-repels-series-of-isis-attacks-on-al-bukamal/ Last weekend, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies repelled another series of ISIS attacks on the town of al-Bukamal at the Syrian-Iraqi border. ISIS used several suicide

18:52

Saudi propaganda now talks about Taliban's Shi`ite clerics "IndyWatch Feed War"

"The Iranians let the Arabs and their Some graffiti in Tehran called for expelling Talibans Shiite clerics to Afghanistan because they provided significant support to Arabs in Zahedan and Tehran, he added." (thanks Basim)

18:29

Anything Goes When Youre Saving the World "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Donna Laframboise | Big Picture News | May 30, 2018 SPOTLIGHT: Saving the world = barbaric behaviour. BIG PICTURE: The paperback edition of biologist Paul Ehrlichs 1968 bestseller, The Population Bomb, was 233 pages long. The first three chapters described a problem. The final two chapters were titled What Needs to be Done and What Can You []

17:53

Putin teases new arms: Lasers & hypersonic missiles in service, but thats not all "IndyWatch Feed War"

By RT New

All the recently unveiled cutting-edge Russian weapons will be put into service in time, while some are already adopted, President Vladimir Putin said during his annual Q&A session in Moscow, teasing more surprises to come.

The hypersonic air-deployed Kinzhal system the missile which can travel at 10 Mach speed is already used by our troops in the South Federal District, Putin said. A laser combat system is in service as well.

Two other novelties the hypersonic Avangard system and Sarmat ICBM will be put into service in 2019 and 2020 respectively. The Avangard hypersonic glider system, which can exceed the speed of sound 20 times during final approach, has been already put into serial production, the president revealed.

I dont think that any other country will develop such weapon [as Avangard]. Naturally, it will emerge at some point, but, as Ive said already, it wont bother us, since we already have it, he said.

The nuclear powered weapon systems drone submarine and cruise missile of global range will be put into service on schedule, Putin said, adding that he had no doubts about this as the propulsion systems have been already developed and successfully tested.

But the Russian military has more aces up their sleeve, the president hinted, promising cutting-edge weaponry to be unveiled soon, without giving any details. Thats not all that we are planning to produce and adopt, Putin said. Well talk about it soon.

The counter-terrorism campaign in Syria provided a large boost to weapon development, he said, as engineers were deployed alongside Russian troops to test and fine tune modern weapons in the field. Russias involvement in Syria, however, is primarily a campaign to fight terrorism, and those who died in the line of duty will be always remembered, the president stressed.

Calling it a unique, priceless experience of the armed forces, Putin stressed that Russias mission in Syria was not meant to use the country as a testing ground.

Nevertheless it [the Syrian campaign]helped to fine tune the modern weaponry, namely the high-precision missile systems. Its two completely different things to have them in stock and to test them in reality, in combat.

This article (Lasers & hypersonic missiles in service, but thats not all) was originally published on RT News and syndicated by The Event Chronicle

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17:52

I tried to find a street in which I would not have to walk over the corpses; but that was impossible "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ramadan Day 26 thought for the day from my new book The History of Jihad: in 1064, the Seljuk Turkish sultan, Alp Arslan, besieged the Armenian city of Ani. The thirteenth-century Muslim historian Sibt ibn al-Jawzi recounted the testimony of an eyewitness: The army entered the city, massacred its inhabitants, pillaged and burned it, leaving []

17:30

Jordanian tribe threatens to 'shake' country unless jailed figurehead freed "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Beni Sakhr tribal leaders give authorities 24 hours to free Fares al-Fayez, arrested on Saturday on charges of seeking to 'overthrow the regime'

17:29

Germany: Politician from Merkels party says girl murdered by Muslim migrant would have been hit by a car "IndyWatch Feed War"

Apparently there is no depth to which the political elites will not sink in order to defend their disastrous policies regarding mass Muslim migration. CDA politician: Susanna could have died differently, translated from CDA Politikerin: Susanna htte auch anders sterben knnen, MM News, June 10, 2018 (thanks to Searchlight Germany): A post from NRW Christian []

17:24

Zardana reels after attack as air strikes step up in Idlib "IndyWatch Feed War"

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A sudden uptick in bombing has stoked fears that a new offensive on northern Syria could be on its way

17:17

Toronto: Al-Quds Day rally features flag of jihad terror group Hizballah "IndyWatch Feed War"

Glorying in hatred, bloodshed, and murder. WARMINGTON: Bnai Brith files police complaint over Saturdays al-Quds hatefest,' by Joe Warmington, Toronto Sun, June 10, 2018: Ontarios next premier has denounced racist and anti-semitic protests that took place at Queens Park Saturday, and vowed it wont happen again on his watch. Blatantly racist or anti-Semitic ideology should []

17:07

Video: Ex-Muslim says Death is preferable to life under Islam "IndyWatch Feed War"

On June 7, I interviewed ex-Muslim Shazia Hobbs, The Goris Daughter, about her life as a Muslim and why she left Islam.

17:07

Israel closes Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron "IndyWatch Feed War"

A view of Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron, West Bank on 8 July 2017 [Issam Rimawi/ Anadolu Agency] MEMO | June 11, 2018 The Israeli occupation forces yesterday closed the Ibrahimi Mosque in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron to Muslim worshippers without prior notice. Israels 0404 website claimed that an explosive device was found []

16:57

Oil Kingdom In Crisis: Saudi Royal Family Rift Turns Violent- Sadr couldnt visit. "IndyWatch Feed War"

 In case you are wondering. Sadr is, in my opinion, completely owned by the empire. He offers no hope for Iraqi unity or regional stability- Just the guarantee of Iraqs dissolution.
 And continuing turmoil in the region. Maliki would have been better for regional stability. Which is why the US pushed him out!

OilPrice.com

"Saudi Arabia has plunged its immediate region into major strategic uncertainty. What can only be described as a serious outbreak of shooting in the Royal Palace in Riyadh on April 21, 2018, was the catalyst for events which could determine the fate of the Crown, the Kingdom, and the regional competition, particularly with Iran, for influence.

By June 1, 2018, however, the crisis seemed to be subsiding. (or not)

The delicacy of the situation posed serious questions for Russia, the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), and the US, in particular, in shaping their strategies, given that it raised serious questions over energy supply, the war in Yemen, control of the Red Sea, and the Eurasia-Africa links in the PRCs Silk Route network. It is clear that the Saudi Government, controlled by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, itself was, even by early June 2018, uncertain how the situation would evolve.
Gregory Copley, of Defense &Foreign Affairs, noted on December 12, 2017: Saudi Arabia now appears to have moved beyond the point of recovery, and could collapse at any time into internal conflict or fracturing. On October 8, 2015, he noted: Concerns are growing within Saudi Arabia that the Kingdom is facing systemic challenges which could see its break-up within a decade or two.

Matters came to a head on the evening of April 21, 2018, when heavy automatic weapons fire was heard over a fairly long timespan, coming from the compound of the Al-Khazami Palace in the neighborhood of Khuzama, in Riyadh. Government officials issued a report that the shooting was by Palace guards, firing at a civilian toy drone (unmanned aerial vehicle) which had strayed into forbidden airspace over the Palace. However, it was clear that some of the firing occurred within the Palace itself.

There were a significant number of casualties, and Riyadh had some discreet but clearly high-level funerals in the days which followed, although no announcements were subsequently made (even by early June 2018) of the deaths of any senior officials. It was understood that some visiting and very senior princes and officials were in the Palace with their armed bodyguards at the...

16:53

Ex-Muslim: Although I live in a western country, I have endured so much abuse and threats from the Muslim community where I live "IndyWatch Feed War"

This is highly unusual: an establishment media outlet noting (and at great length, too) the plight of people who leave Islam. Watch for ABC Australia to be inundated with charges of Islamophobia. The death penalty for those who leave Islam is based upon the Quran: They wish you would disbelieve as they disbelieved so you []

16:50

Controlling the Heights: Great Power Competition in Nepal "IndyWatch Feed War"

Summary

Nepal is a relatively small, land-locked agricultural state squeezed between China and India, Asias main rising powers. While its importance is limited on its own, in the context of ongoing Sino-India competition Nepal holds a greater geopolitical significance. As a matter of fact, it is a typical example of buffer state between two great powers. But for a buffer zone to preserve its nature, a fundamental requirement must be respected: none of the two neighbors should have a prominent role in its affairs. In other words, there must be a mutually acceptable status quo. If the buffer state starts leaning toward one power, the equilibrium is put at risk as the other will consider it an extension of its competitor, and therefore as a potential threat.

Recent geopolitical developments indicate that this may well be the case in Nepal; the equilibrium is straining, with potential ramifications for the region and beyond.

 

Background

Originally a Kingdom within the sphere of influence of the British Empire, Nepal began facing serious political troubles in 1996, when a Maoist insurgency triggered a civil war that lasted 10 years. In 2008, two years after the end of the conflict, the monarchy was abolished and Nepal became a federal democratic republic. In the short term, this did not have much of an effect on the countrys foreign policy, and especially towards India. Nepal maintained friendly (and some even say subordinate) relations with its large southern neighbor for decades.

The post Controlling the Heights: Great Power Competition in Nepal appeared first on Geopolitical Monitor.

16:30

Moveable Feast Cafe 2018/06/11 Open Thread "IndyWatch Feed War"

2018/06/11 14:30:01Welcome 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 of

16:24

Lees Willy van Damme's Weblog over Syri en de Chemische Wapens "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syri en de chemische wapens De centrale rol van de VS

Verhalen rond Syri en chemische wapens die de wereld recent bijna over de afgrond duwden begonnen al te circuleren in de nazomer van 2012. Toen rukten die salafistische rebellen dankzij de toestroom van tienduizenden buitenlandse Syristrijders overal op. Met grote delen van zelfs Damascus en Aleppo, de twee grootste steden, die samen met steeds meer militaire basissen in hun handen vielen. De vrienden van al Qaeda & co in onze media zagen hen toen al de macht in Damascus overnemen.
Syrisch gifgas
En op sommige van die basissen welke was geheim lagen sarin en mosterdgas in grote hoeveelheden opgeslagen. Zo beschikte het leger over meer dan 1.300 ton gifgas. (1) Specifiek voor gebruik in de oorlog tegen Isral...

16:17

Robert Spencer: The FrontPage Interview on The History of Jihad "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jamie Glazov interviews me on my new book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS at FrontPage: Robert Spencers magnum opus is the first and only book to tell the whole story of fourteen centuries of jihad devastation worldwide. Frontpage Interviews guest today is Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman []

16:07

U.S. China: Winds of War Sweep into Shangri La "IndyWatch Feed War"

The U.S. made its case at the Shangri La security conference in Singapore for continued America strategic leadership in 21st century Asia.  It the case solid?  Or is it what Shakespeare called sound and fury signifying nothing? America is clearly losing control of the master narrative for North Korean engagement.  Korean affairs at present are []

16:06

US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map June 11, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed War"

This is the newst update of the U.S. Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map exclusive series showing the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups on a weekly basis. SouthFront: Analysis & Intelligence tracks locations of U.S. aircraft carriers using the available open-source information. No classified information was used in production of the map.

US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map June 11, 2018

Click to see the full-size image

Carrier strike group (CSG) is an operational formation of the United States Navy. It is centered on an aircraft carrier and a carrier air wing (CVW) of 65 to 70 aircrafts. Its composed of roughly 7,500 personnel, an aircraft carrier, at least one cruiser, a destroyer squadron of at least two destroyers and/or frigates. A carrier strike group also, on occasion, includes submarines, attached logistics ships and a supply ship. Carrier strike groups comprise a principal element of U.S. power projection over the worlds oceans.

The post US Carrier Strike Groups Locations Map June 11, 2018 appeared first on .

16:05

Apache Stronghold Spiritual Fleet in Los Angeles June 10, 2018 -- Caravan to D.C. "IndyWatch Feed War"

"Prayers and Blessings for Vanessa Nosie who departs today from the launch of the Sacred Journey to go to DC to testify at a Committee Hearing on the Environment about what we have learned about ecological devastation impacts on the Pomo tribe at Clear Lake, California." -- Steve Pavey Apache Stronghold Spiritual Fleet in Los Angeles June 10, 2018

16:01

France: Muslim rapper with Jihad album to perform at site of jihad massacre "IndyWatch Feed War"

For Laurent Wauquiez, the president of the Republicans, this announcement is a sacrilege for the victims, a dishonor for France.' Yes. The rapper Medinas concert at Bataclan is controversial, translated from Le concert du rappeur Mdine au Bataclan fait polmique, Le Figaro, June 11, 2018 (thanks to David): The rapper Medinas concerts at the Bataclan []

15:58

Qatar takes UAE to UN human rights court over boycott "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Qatari government says UAE has violated an international discrimination convention while Emirati minister says its another of Doha's 'lies'

15:53

UK government faces new call for inquiry into rendition and torture "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Former justice secretary Ken Clarke says 'ministerial involvement' in abductions must be investigated after apology to Abdel Hakim Belhaj

15:51

15:41

Ramadan in Judea and Samaria: Bomb found near the Tomb of the Patriarchs "IndyWatch Feed War"

Islamic jihadists want to destroy the artifacts of non-Muslim civilizations because doing so testifies to the truth of Islam, as the Quran suggests that the destroyed remnants of ancient non-Muslim civilizations are a sign of Allahs punishment of those who rejected his truth: Many were the Ways of Life that have passed away before you: []

15:30

Prayer and Meditation for Tuesday, June 12, 2018 You are the light of the world Rid yourself of worry and anxiety "IndyWatch Feed War"

We have everything we need. Do not be afraid. Reflect the glory of God.

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Tuesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time
Lectionary: 360

Reading 1 1 KGS 17:7-16

The brook near where Elijah was hiding ran dry,
because no rain had fallen in the land.
So the LORD said to Elijah:
Move on to Zarephath of Sidon and stay there.
I have designated a widow there to provide for you.
He left and went to Zarephath.
As he arrived at the entrance of the city,
a widow was gathering sticks there; he called out to her,
Please bring me a small cupful of water to drink.
She left to get it, and he called out after her,
Please bring along a bit of bread.
She answered, As the LORD, your God, lives,
I have nothing baked;
there is only a handful of flour in my jar
and a little oil in my jug.
Just now I was collecting a couple of sticks,
to go in and prepare something for myself and my son;
when we have eaten it, we shall die.
Elijah said to her, Do not be afraid.
Go and do as you propose.
But first make me a little cake and bring it to me.
Then you can prepare something for yourself and your son.
For the LORD, the God of Israel, says,
The jar of flour shall not go empty,
nor the jug of oil run dry,
until the day when the LORD sends rain upon the earth.'
She left and did as Elijah had said.
She was able to eat for a year, and Elijah and her son as well;
the jar of flour did not go empty,
nor the jug of oil run dry,
as the LORD had foretold through Elijah.
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15:18

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15:08

Nasser Kandil: 60 minutes on Great Return March and the Emerging Multipolar New World Order "IndyWatch Feed War"

Related Palestine will remain the priority in spite of them       The US proposal of demarcating borders in Shebaa Farms       The American withdrawal from Syria has become imminent []

15:07

Syrias game of chess on the southern front: Playing by Hafez al-Assad's rulebook "IndyWatch Feed War"

If a deal is reached in the south of Syria, it would go some way towards further entrenching the return of the Syrian government to near full control of the country

BBC World Service history show recycles one inaccuracy and adds more "IndyWatch Feed War"

As readers may recall, on June 5th listeners to the BBC World Service radio history programme Witness heard that the Lebanese civil war began in June 1982 and that Israel started it.

The day after that programme was aired BBC Watch submitted a complaint to the BBC on that issue but to date has received neither acknowledgement nor a response to the request to correct that obvious inaccuracy.

Moreover, on June 11th that same report by Simon Watts was recycled in its entirety (from 10:09 here) in another BBC World Service radio history programme The History Hour where the item was described as being about an assassination attempt that sparked Lebanons war.

Once again, after Watts asked had the son of the form...

15:04

Israel branded illegal state by Spains Podemos party leader "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | June 11, 2018 Israel has been branded an illegal state by the leader of Spains third-largest party, Podemos, for conducting an apartheid-like massacre at the Gaza fence bordering Palestine. We need to act more firmly on an illegal country like Israel, Iglesias Turrion told Spanish RTVE channel. Accusing the country of violating international []

14:43

UN warns of 'highly explosive' situation in Syria's Idlib "IndyWatch Feed War"

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2.5 million Syrians risk displacement inside Syria, the United Nations says following intensified battles in Eastern Ghouta and Aleppo

14:38

Australia: University student newspaper celebrates jihad mass murderer, refuses to apologize "IndyWatch Feed War"

Honi Soit is the weekly student newspaper of the University of Sydney, Australia. Published since 1929 by the Students Representative Council (SRC) at the University of Sydney and distributed around campus free for all students to read. In a media release published today, AUJS claimed the Queer Honi cover, which includes a graphic of a []

14:31

An Important Book the Mainstream Media Refuses to Review "IndyWatch Feed War"

When a book as fascinating, truthful, beautifully written, and politically significant as American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family, written by a very well-known author by the name of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and published by a prominent publisher (HarperCollins), is boycotted by mainstream book reviewers, you know it is an important book and has touched a nerve that the corporate mainstream media wish to anesthetize by eschewal.

The Kennedy name attracts the mainstream media only when they can sensationalize something scandalous preferably sexual or drug related whether false or true, or something innocuous that can lend credence to the myth that the Kennedys are lightweight, wealthy celebrities descended from Irish mobsters.  This has been going on since the 1960s with the lies and cover-ups about the assassinations of President Kennedy and his brother Robert, propaganda that continues to the present day, always under the aegis of the CIA-created phrase conspiracy theory.  A thinking person might just get the idea that the media are in league with the CIA to bury the Kennedys.

Such disinformation has been promulgated by many sources, prominent among them from the start in the 1960s was the CIAs Sam Halpern, a former Havana bureau chief for the New York Times, who was CIA Director Richard Helmss deputy (the key source for Seymour Hershs Kennedy hatchet job, The Dark Side of Camelot), who began spreading lies about the Kennedys that have become ingrained in the minds of leftists, liberals, centrists, and conservatives to this very day.  Fifty years later, after decades of reiteration by the CIAs Wurlitzer machine (the name given by the CIAs Frank Wisner to the CIAs penetration and control of the mass media, Operation Mockingbird), Halperns lies have taken on mythic proportions.  Among them: that Joseph. P. Kennedy, the patriarch, was a bootlegger and Nazi lover; that he was Mafia connected and fixed the 1960 election with Chicago mobster Sam Giancana; and that JFK and RFK knew of and approved the CIA plots to assassinate Fidel Castro.

Of course, whenever a writer extols the Kennedy name and legacy, he is expected to add the caveat that the Kennedys, especially JFK and RFK, were no saints.  Lacking this special talent to determine sainthood or its lack, I will defer to those who feel compelled to temper their praise with a guilty commonplace.  Let me say at the outset that I greatly admire President John Kennedy and his brother, Robert,...

14:17

Philippines demands China stop taking fishermens catch With China here, there is only Chinas law. "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Philippines on Monday demanded that China stop confiscating the catch of Filipino fishermen in the disputed South China Sea, calling the practice unacceptable.

The remarks by President Rodrigo Dutertes spokesman were a rare public rebuke from Manila, which has taken a non-confrontational approach with Beijing over the resource-rich waterway.

AFP/File | Filipino fishermen say the Chinese coast guard is seizing their catch at the disputed Scarborough Shoal

China controls several reefs in the sea including Scarborough Shoal, which Beijing seized from Manila in 2012 and is just 230 kilometres (143 miles) from the main Philippine island of Luzon.

China claims almost the entire sea, through which trillions of dollars in trade passes annually, despite competing partial claims from Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Dutertes spokesman Harry Roque on Monday confirmed a report that Chinese Coast Guard personnel seized the catch of Filipino fishermen in the shoal in May in violation of an agreement between the two nations allowing Filipinos to fish there.

We are demanding that the Chinese take steps to stop the coast guard from doing these acts, Roque told reporters.

That is unacceptable. That is why we informed the Chinese we will not allow fish to be taken from our countrymen.

The Chinese foreign ministry said it was investigating the reports and authorities will seriously deal with them if they are confirmed.

Out of friendship, China has made proper arrangements for Filipino fishermen, ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular press briefing.

The Chinese coast guard is monitoring relevant waters to ensure peace and order in the area, and also offers humanitarian assistance to the Philippines fishermen, Geng said.

The Chinese coast guard always abides by the law.

Dutertes administration rejects criticism that its response to Chinese activities in the hotly contested waters has been weak.

China in May reportedly deployed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missiles on the Spratly Islands and flew nuclear-capable bombers to a base in another disputed part of the sea.

Dutertes aides have said previously the Philippines is taking all diplomatic action to protect its claims while insisting it would not anger China by engaging in megaphone diplomacy.

Manila, which has pursued trade deals and investment from China, instead holds regular talks with Beijing on the dispute.

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14:15

Yoda: Fiona Barnett on Watergate, Nixon and Billy Graham as Pedophiles "IndyWatch Feed War"

Fiona Barnett, who was trafficked by Nicole Kidmans father.

WATERGATE WAS PEDOGATE

In 1972, Rothstein arrested one of the five Watergate burglars, CIA operative Frank Sturgis. During a subsequent two-hour interrogation, he discovered the truth about Watergate. The burglars sought something they nicknamed The Book which listed the Democrat and Republican politicians who accessed child prostitutes, their sexual proclivities, the amounts they paid to rape kids, and such.

The official Watergate explanation is that the Liberals broke into Democratic National Committee Headquarters to obtain information about their election strategies. People who lived through Watergate typically comment with a frown, that never made sense. Rothsteins experiences make better sense of why Nixon conspired to quash the Watergate investigation, why he suggested the investigation posed a threat to national security, why his personal secretary destroyed Oval Office tape recordings after they were subpoenaed, and why his own Vice President issued a pardon which protected him from prosecution for any crimes he had committed or may have committed or taken part in as president. If Nixons crimes included pedophilia, that would make perfect sense.

I am confident President Richard Nixon and his good buddy the Reverend Billy Graham were named in the Watergate pedophile records, because I was sex trafficked to both men as a young child.

14:13

Dessert Diplomacy: The Difficulty of Presenting a United Front Against North Korea "IndyWatch Feed War"

 

In the months preceding North Korean leader Kim Jong-uns historic meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump, there has been much talk of the need to present a united front against the dictator from the North. The first of the planned meetings took place on April 27 between the two Koreas, where the leaders sat down just south of the Demilitarized Zone for talks, document signings, and dinner. As Canadian chef Gail Simmons once said: There is no better way to bring people together than with desserts. Ironically, the final culinary dish scheduled to be served at the historic North-South summit actually resulted in a downturn in neighborly relations. The menu choice served to inflame tensions between South Korea and its close neighbor Japan, and in the process highlighted the stark reality of the US alliance network in the Asia-Pacific: it is far from united.

The concept of using food to facilitate international negotiations is hardly new. The practice dates back to ancient Greece and beyond, and continues to be a topic of discussion today. American University even hosted a 2015 conference as part of the Conflict Cuisine Project, an exploration of the role of food in war and conflict.

With regard to the inter-Korean summit, the dessert in question was a mango mousse creation which bears an image of the Korean peninsula. Included in the image are the Liancourt Rocks, known in Japan as Takeshima and Dokdo in Korea. The Liancourt Rocks are a small set of islets which have been the subject of an ongoing territorial dispute between the two states. Japan officially requested that the dessert not be served, but it remained on the menu at the summit nonetheless. The diplomatic spat, while small, serves as a microcosm of contemporary Japan-South Korea relations, where lingering resentment over Japans actions in World War II underlie a continual mistrust. The often-frosty relations between two of the United States closest allies in the Asia-Pacific has often complicated US efforts to develop an effective regional strategy and contend against competing interests, particularly those of China and North Korea. South Korea recently reiterated that it will not consider joining a trilateral military alliance with the Unite...

14:00

Jon Rappoport: Police Criminalize Truthful Science About Vaccine Dangers "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jon Rappoport

Police raid scientists who discovered new vaccine dangers

Two scientists discover that vaccines are contaminated, in the manufacturing process, with many small particles of metals that are toxic to humans when injected. Alarming.

The published research is ignored. Then the scientists are raided by police.

13:59

Spain to take in 629 migrants stranded on Mediterranean rescue ship "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The Aquarius and the hundreds aboard it have been caught up in a diplomatic tug of war between Italy and Malta

13:57

Islamicize Me Day 26: Jihad Junior vs. the Kafir King "IndyWatch Feed War"

On Day 26 of Islamicize Me, the Halal Heroes send in their ultimate weapon to end the Muhammad cartoon contest. But will Jihad Junior be able to stand against the Kafir King (Robert Spencer)? To visit Vocabs channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/vocabmalone To visit Jons channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1ok PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3615911 TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Acts17 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php? MINDS: https://www.minds.com/Acts17Apologetics WEBSITE: http://www.acts17.net Thanks []

13:54

Arabic press review: Jerusalem not for sale, say Islamic and Christian leaders "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Religious leaders set up committee to monitor 'suspicious' holy city purchases while Algerians organise to prevent a fifth term for Bouteflika

13:47

Syrian Forces Anti-ISIS Operation In Eastern Al-Suwayda Enters Its Fifth Day (Videos, Map) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Syrian Forces' Anti-ISIS Operation In Eastern Al-Suwayda Enters Its Fifth Day (Videos, Map)

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On June 11, Syrian government forces operation against ISIS in eastern al-Suwayda entered its fifth day.

While before the start of the operation and during its first days, some pro-govenrment sources said that it can be finished in less than a week, the reality on the ground appeared to be a quite different.

The Syrian military depoyed a notable group of troops supported by armoured vehicles and battle tanks to deal with ISIS members remained in the area. However, till now, the area has not been fully cleared from ISIS members.

Syrian Forces' Anti-ISIS Operation In Eastern Al-Suwayda Enters Its Fifth Day (Videos, Map)

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The main clashes are still ongoing near Khirbat Jarbu, Kura and Hibbariyah.

According to sources in the Syrian Arab Army, this complicated situation is linked to the  fact that a number of ISIS members from southern Damascus are now deployed in the area.

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13:30

Ellen Brown: How California Can Exit from Wall Street "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ellen Brown

How California Could Get Its Money Out of Wall Street

The worlds fifth largest economy could keep the money in a state-owned bank to fund local infrastructure.

Californias pools of idle funds cant be spent because they must be saved for a rainy day or for future pension fund payouts; but they could be deposited or invested in a publicly owned bank, where they could form the deposit base for infrastructure loans. California is now the fifth largest economy in the world, trailing only Germany, Japan, China, and the United States. Germany, China, and other Asian countries are addressing their infrastructure challenges through public infrastructure banks that leverage pools of funds into loans for needed construction.

13:26

Iraq court orders arrest of four suspects in Baghdad ballot fire "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Sadr, who won the election, calls on Iraqis to unite rather than repeat the polls in the wake of the blaze

13:08

How Russian arms sales help to keep the Gulf divided "IndyWatch Feed War"

Selling missiles to the Qataris is not only good business for the Russians; it also allows them to meddle in the conflicted and splintered politics of the Gulf states

13:00

Netanyahu: The Iranian regime shouts, Death to Israel. In response, Israel shouts, Life to the Iranian people.' "IndyWatch Feed War"

Today @netanyahu made an unprecedented offer to Iran that can help save countless lives.PLEASE RT. #FreeIran2018 For more information:https://t.co/RP7zFlwXgThttps://t.co/YfPuOoTMAG pic.twitter.com/ZQU7ONHsYN Yanki farber (@Farberyanki) June 10, 2018 Beautiful. This superbly encapsulates the humanity of the Judeo-Christian tradition in the face of the hatred and violence taught in the Quran and Sunnah.

12:55

Moldova-Ukraine-Georgia Alliance: Nothing More Than Flash in the Pan "IndyWatch Feed War"

The formation of this bloc can be used for propaganda purposes, but in reality its nothing but a flash in the pan that will soon be forgotten. It has no future.

12:47

Mexicans Organize To Defend The Will Of The People And Impose Democracy "IndyWatch Feed War"

This massive support for AMLO reflects the peoples anger and despair after more than 30 years of policies that have handed over the nations wealth and resources to a handful of billionaires and transnational corporations. These have been decades of wage cuts, unemployment, and loss of labor and social rights. They have been decades during which the country has been dislocated and torn apart by the so-called war on drugs, which has only fueled more violence and militarization, and more killings of women and disappearances.

12:43

Blast outside Kabul govt ministry, multiple casualties: officials "IndyWatch Feed War"

A suicide attacker blew himself up outside a government ministry in Kabul on Monday, causing multiple casualties, officials said, as employees were leaving their offices early for Ramadan.

Police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said a number of employees were killed or wounded in the attack that happened at the main gate of the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development.

Employees were leaving their offices at 1:00 pm (0830 GMT) due to the holy month of Ramadan, when most Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset.

AFP/File | An Afghan policeman keeps watch at a checkpoint in Kabul on June 12, 2014

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at the entrance gate of the ministry killing and injuring a number of the employees of the ministry, Stanikzai told AFP.

Employees inside the ministry at the time of the attack confirmed hearing a blast.

An explosion happened at the exit gate of the ministry, Daud Naimi, director of the communications department at the ministry, told AFP.

At least six people were killed and 30 wounded, he said, but that could not be immediately confirmed.

I was in my office when I heard a big blast, another employee told AFP.

Most of my colleagues were leaving for the day to go home. I am worried about my colleagues. We are told to stay inside for now.

AFP

12:41

Glazov Gang: Mohammeds Teachings on Camel Urine "IndyWatch Feed War"

On this new edition of The Glazov Gang, we were joined by Armin Navabi, an ex-Muslim who is the founder of Atheist Republic. Armin discussed Mohammeds Teachings on Camel Urine, unveiling what Islamic texts really say. Dont miss it! Subscribe to the Glazov Gangs YouTube Channel and follow us on Twitter: @JamieGlazov. Please donate through []

12:36

U.K. Factory, Construction Data Cast Doubt Over Economy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Bank of England expects strong rebound after weak 2018 start
Trade data also disappoints as deficit widens on export drop
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U.K. manufacturing output fell the most in 5 1/2 years in April and construction posted a smaller-than- expected gain, casting fresh doubt over the health of the economy. The pound fell.

Factory production shrank 1.4 percent, the most since 2012, the Office for National Statistics said on Monday. Economists had expected an increase. Building output rose 0.5 percent, well short of the strong rebound expected after a snow-blighted March.

There was also disappointing news on trade, as the deficit unexpectedly widened to a five-month high amid a sharp drop in exports to countries outside the European Union.

The figures may cause the Bank of England to question its assumption that the pronounced economic slowdown in the first quarter will prove temporary. The central bank has said more interest-rate increases will be needed to bring inflation back to its 2 percent target.

The pound reversed gains after the report, dropping 0.2 percent to $1.3387 as of 9:33 a.m. in London.

Nine out of 13 manufacturing sectors saw output fall in April, led by metals and transport equipment. Production fell 0.5 percent between February and April, the first decline in almost a year, after factories trimmed output in each of the past three months.

Warmer Weather

Overall industrial production fell by 0.8 percent on the month, the most this year, with demand for energy declining as warmer weather returned.

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12:33

Putins Directives for Russian Military and Intelligence "IndyWatch Feed War"

In the eighty-fifth edition of the Russian Newspapers Monitor, Professor Filip Kovacevic discusses the articles from four Russian newspapers: Kommersant, Komsomolskaya Pravda Moscow Edition, Nezavisimaya Gazeta, and Izvestia.  He discusses the implications of the Russian president Vladimir Putins visit to Vienna and his meetings with the Austrian president and prime minister. In addition, Professor Kovacevic []

12:25

US Constitutional Attorney: "Trump Has Become a Unilateral Power' "IndyWatch Feed War"

Someone needs to alert Donald Trump: there is no Get Out of Jail Free card just for being president. According to Trumps Twitter feed, he believes that he has an absolute right to pardon himself of any crimes for which he might be charged while serving in office.

12:17

Singapore Summit: As Clock Ticks Down to Trump-Kim Meeting, Sides Huddle in Last-Minute Talks "IndyWatch Feed War"

The president is well-prepared for tomorrows engagement with Chairman Kim, Secretary of State says

President Donald Trump is flanked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly at a lunch in Singapore with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday.
President Donald Trump is flanked by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly at a lunch in Singapore with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday. PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORESenior U.S. and North Korean officials were locked in last-minute negotiations Monday trying to iron out differences ahead of a summit meeting between the two countries leaders, while Americas top diplomat said Washingtons position on denuclearization was clear and unchanged.

While teams from the two sides huddled in a conferen...

11:59

Bas Heijne's 'Hollands Perspectief' 4 "IndyWatch Feed War"


In de NRC van 25 mei 2018 liet opiniemaker Bas Heijne onder de kop 'Een Hollandse 

column' zijn publiek weten: 

Had ik nog zin in Rutte IV en V? 
Als ik de bakens eens zou verzetten? 
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11:55

Russia Can Change the Balance Between Israel and Palestine "IndyWatch Feed War"

The need for Russia to be active is most definitely there, particularly after Trump violated ongoing international norms of no unilateral actions on the issue of the future of Jerusalem.

11:54

Chinese Taking Fish From Philippine Fishermen Local fishermen called on the Philippine government to help "IndyWatch Feed War"

Filipino fishermen ask govt to act on barter with Chinese coast guard
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Fisherman Romel Cejuela says the China has control over Scarborough Shoal. PH Coast Guard is nowhere to be seen. But Cejuela belies reports of harassment. He says they often barter noodles, cigarettes and water in exchange for fish.

Patricia Lourdes Viray (philstar.com) June 11, 2018 3:35pm

MANILA, Philippines Local fishermen called on the Philippine government to address the fish-taking incident with Chinese coast guard personnel at Scarborough Shoal in the West Philippine Sea.

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque on Monday confirmed that the Chinese coast guard has been conducting a sort of barter trade with Filipino fishermen in the traditional fishing ground off the coast of Zambales.

11:52

Heres Another NYC Public School Supporting Terrorism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Peaceful protests on the Gaza border organized by the terror organization Hamas (Photo: MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

In what appears to be an alarming trend growing among NYC public schools, students attending Brooklyns Midwood High School were recently used as instruments to advocate terrorism when they were targeted for the distribution of Hamas propaganda claiming to pay tribute to the Palestinian victims of violence in Gaza.

On May 23, 2018 following a related incident previously reported at The Beacon School in Manhattan, large numbers of Midwood students donned the Palestinian black and white chequered keffiyeh on their heads as well as scarves around their necks displaying the colors of the Palestinian flag which were boldly inscribed with the word Palestine.

The enthusiasm for this event was so great that several teachers complained of students bursting into their classrooms disrupting lessons to obtain the scarves from others who were supplying them.

This tribute was intended to show support for so-called peaceful protests occurring on the Gaza border with Israel which, according to Gazas Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar, were actually organized as violent riots meant to infiltrate Israel and commit as many acts of murder and kidnapping as possible.

After Israel repeatedly warned protestors not to approach the fence, a number of threatening protesters were killed, inciting the usual condemnations of civilian deaths (despite admissions by Hamas officials themselves that 52 of the 60 people martyred were with Hamas).

In the days that have followed, Hamas has encouraged youngsters in Gaza to carry out cross-border arson attacks against Israeli farmers using flaming kites. The terror group has also fired the largest mortar barrage in years at southern Israeli towns.

Jewish students and teachers at Midwood reported feeling intimi...

11:47

Cold War Alive and Well in Middle East "IndyWatch Feed War"

When Reagan told Gorbachov to tear down this wall, some of the nukes may have been decommissioned but tensions between Washington and Moscow remained high. Today their battle continues the Cold War in the Middle East.

 

 

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11:43

New airports on Tibetan border may test China-India dtente "IndyWatch Feed War"

Will Beijings efforts to enhance connectivity with isolated parts of Tibet put a chill on the recent thaw in ties with New Delhi?

State media has revealed that China plans to build three new airports along Tibets rugged southern border, an area dubbed the Roof of the world.

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New airports are planned in Lhoka, Xigaze and Ngari, which border India, Bhutan and Nepal, and an additional runway is also envisaged at the capital Lhasas airport. The projects, referred to collectively as the 3+1, have a total price tag of 16.7 billion yuan (US$2.6 billion). They are slated for completion by 2021 to spur air travel, trade and tourism, according to a Peoples Daily report that cited a Chinese Civil Aviation Administration official.

But India claims large chunks of land in Lhoka, known as Shannan in Mandarin, a prefecture-level city in southeastern Tibet that borders India and Bhutan on the south, was territory that formerly belonged to Arunachal Pradesh state. The disputed area, around 28,700 square kilometers in size, is not far away from Doklam Plateau and the valley that sits at the junction of Tibet, Bhutan and Indias Sikkim state.

This handout photograph released by India's Press Information Bureau on April 28, 2018, shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (right) and Chinese President Xi Jinping looking on along the East Lake in Wuhan. Xi and Modi ended informal meetings in China on April 28 with a promise to reduce border tensions after a high-altitude standoff in the Himalayas last year. Photo: AFP
This photo released by Indias Press Information Bureau on April 28 shows Indian PM Narendra Modi, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping looking over East Lake in the city of Wuhan. Xi and Modi ended informal meetings in China with a promise to reduce border tensions after a high-altitude standoff in the Himalayas last year. Photo: AFP

Doklam was the scene of a military standoff between the two Asian giants, who assembled troops and weaponry in the area last year after Beijing tried to widen a road in the area.

However, ties have improved recently. Beijing and New Delhi agreed to a dtente after Narendra Modi met with Xi Jinping in China three times since September last year. The Indian PM was in Qingdao last weekend for the annual Shanghai Cooperation Organization...

11:36

America First! Its Not Just the G7, Its Also About Radical Islam "IndyWatch Feed War"

U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the 2018 G7 conference (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)U.S. President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the 2018 G7 conference (Photo: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump raised the hackles of Americans allies when he refused to sign the G7 trade agreement last week. He blamed Justin Trudeau for his rejection of the pact, saying the Canadian prime minister made false statements and was very dishonest.

Before the conference, Trump warned Americas  allies he would cut them off from U.S. markets if they didnt lower their trade barriers. The gig is up. he said.

Trump, who was elected on an America First platform has shown he is serious not only about putting the interests of the U.S. first, but in restoring the moral leadership of the U.S. in the world. Nowhere is this more prominent than in the fight against Islamist extremism, where his actions have made it clear to extremists that the gig is up.

Here are five global fronts Trump has opened where he is leading the way in the fight against radical Islam:

Immigration Pause

Against cries of racism and Islamophobia, Trump stuck to his guns in an effort to protect America from infiltration by Islamist terrorists. His immigration pause which was eventually certified as legal by the Supreme Court stopped the flow of immigrants from problematic countries so America could get its act together regarding vetting. Contrast Trumps immigration policy to the problematic flow of immigrants to Europe, where the unregulated influx of immigrants has caused massive culture-related problems and terror attacks.

 

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11:33

Could North Korea Become the Next Singapore? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Did President Trump choose Singapore as the site for next Tuesdays summit with North Koreas Kim Jong Un by accident? No way. One of Trumps wildest cards in his unorthodox path to this meeting with Kim Jong Un is his vision of a prosperous North Korea.

11:30

AUDIO: Academic Propaganda Protecting US Financial Imperialism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Australias Renegade Economists radio show interviews US economist Michael Hudson (June 7, 2018). Prof Michael Hudson joins to review his critique of US financial imperialism in light of recent events. From the World Bank, IMF through to deep state strategy, Hudson is the best in the business at tying the economic pressures in our lives to the geo-political forces at work.

11:28

G7 vs. G6+1: The War of Words "IndyWatch Feed War"

Background

The war of words has intensified between the U-S and G-7 allies after President Donald Trump retracted his endorsement of the communiqu of the once-united group.

The German chancellor called Trumps abrupt revocation of support for a joint communiqu sobering and depressing. Angela Merkel, however, said thats not the end. France also accused Trump of destroying trust and acting inconsistently. Trump pulled the U-S out of the groups summit statement after Canadas Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the imposition of retaliatory tariffs on the U-S.  The White House said Canada risked making the U-S president look weak ahead of his summit with the North Korean leader. But, Canadas Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland later reiterated that her country will retaliate against U-S tariffs in a measured and reciprocal way.

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PressTV: What do you make of Mr. Trumps decision to renege on the G7s final statement?

Peter Koenig: Trump pulling out from the final G7 statement is just show; the usual Trump show. He signed it, then he pulled out. We have seen it with the Iran Nuclear Deal, with the North Korea meeting, on and off, with the tariffs first. About two months ago the tariffs were on for Europe, Mexico and Canada, as well as China. Then they were off for all of them, and now they are on again

How serious can that be? Trump just wants to make sure that he calls the shots. And he does. As everybody gets nervous and talks about retaliation instead of practicing the politics of silence strategy.

In the case of Europe, the tariffs, or the equivalent of sanctions, as Mr. Putin recently so aptly put it, may well serve as a means of blackmailing Europe, for example, to disregard as Trump did, the Iran Nuclear Deal, step out of it and we will relieve you from the tariffs.

In the case of Canada and Mexico, its to make sure Americans realize that he, Mr. Trump, wants to make America Great again and provide jobs for Americans. These tariffs alone will not create one single job. But they create an illusion and that, he thinks, will help Republicans in the up-coming Mid-term Elections.

In China tariffs are perhaps thought as punishment for President Xis advising President Kim Jong-Un ahead of the June 12 summit and probably and more likely to discredit the Yuan as a world reserve currency, since the Chinese currency is gradually replacing the dollar in the worlds reserve coffers. But Trump knows that these tariffs are meaningless for China, as China has a huge trade surplus with the US and an easy replacement market like all of Asia.

PressTV:  How could the silence strategy by the 6 G7 partners...

11:27

Disruption Isnt Enough "IndyWatch Feed War"

Trump has dismantled Obamas legacy, but can he build his own?

President Trump at a breakfast with G-7 leaders in La Malbaie, Canada, June 9.
President Trump at a breakfast with G-7 leaders in La Malbaie, Canada, June 9. PHOTO: MICHAEL KAPPELER/ZUMA PRESS

June 10, 2018 4:13 p.m. ET

Donald Trump has proved in 18 months that he can disrupt the global status quo, for better (Iran) and worse (trade). The question as he brawls with his G-7 allies after their annual summit and now meets with adversary Kim Jong Un is whether the President knows that disruption isnt enough. Sooner or later he has to contribute to a better world order instead of merely blowing up the old one.

Unlike most of the U.S.-Europe foreign-policy elite, we think the world needed some shaking up. Barack Obama saw America as an overstretched power that needed restraining for the worlds good. He thought the U.S. was better off with its interests tied down like Gulliver in Lilliput in a multinational web of collective security. As the U.S. retreated, regional powers like China and Russia and rogues like Iran, North Korea a...

11:14

Italian assets rally on finance ministers stability pledge "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sharp rally for bonds as banks lead gains in equities

By Michael Hunter

A clear commitment to the euro and a pledge to avoid financial instability from Italys new finance minister has spurred a sharp rally in the countrys bonds and shares.

Heavy demand for countrys two-year government debt is taking the yield on it down by over 50 basis points to 1.172 per cent, taking it further from the high of 2.731 per cent it hit at the height of the uncertainty during the composition of the populist coalition government.

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Italys new finance minister Giovanni Tria

The benchmark 10-year yield is also significantly lower by almost 26 bps at 2.873 per cent as investors buy back into the paper. It marched as high as 3.388 per cent. Yields fall when prices rise.

Milans FTSE MIB stock gauge is powering ahead of its peers up 2.3 per cent, compared with a 0.5 per cent gain for the Europe-wide Stoxx 600 and a rise of the same margin for Frankfurts Xetra Dax 30.

Italian banks, which are one of the main holders of the countrys debt, are leading the rally. UniCredits stock is up by over 5 per cent. UBI Banca is up by almost 4 per cent.

Giovanni Tria, the finance minister, told Corriere della Sera, the Italian daily, in remarks published on Sunday:

We are not discussing any proposal to exit the euro. The government is determined to avoid the materialisation of market conditions that push us towards an exit in any way.

Mr Tria, an economic policy professor by background, also spoke of the governments commitment to reducing the countrys debt level , which has reached more than 130 per cent of gross domestic product:

This is one of the governments explicit goals . . . there should be no doubts.

We are not focused on keeping our accounts in order and bringing down the debt because of what Europe tells us, but because we should not undermine trust in our financial stability.

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11:00

Nearly 1800 Families Separated At US Border In Just 17 Months "IndyWatch Feed War"

Washington (teleSUR)  Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border from October 2016 through February of this year, according to a senior government official, as President Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents
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The numbers are the first comprehensive disclosure by the administration of how many families have been affected by the policies. Previously, the only numbers provided by federal officials on family separations covered a single two-week period in May.

The government official, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, said he could not provide up-to-date statistics, but acknowledged the number of separations had risen sharply in recent weeks, largely because of new administration policies.

In May, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a zero tolerance policy in which all those apprehended entering the United States illegally would be criminally charged, which generally leads to children being separated from their parents.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official testified last month to Congress that between May 6 and May 19, 658 children were separated from 638 parents because of the stepped-up prosecutions. That brings the total of officially acknowledged separations to more than 2,400, though that does not include recent weeks or the period from March 1 to May 6.

Immigration and child advocates, Democratic lawmakers and the United Nations have all condemned the practice of separating families at the border, but the administration has defended its actions saying it is protecting children and making clear that illegal border crossers will be prosecuted regardless of their family circumstances.

In most of th...

11:00

Anthony Bourdain: The Last Gasp of CNNs Original Vision "IndyWatch Feed War"

Atlanta (FAIR)  CNN began with the slogan, articulated by its founder Ted Turner: The news is the star.
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That has long since ceased to be a reflection of what CNN does. Despite promoting itself with its dubious facts first slogan, the network endlessly touts its celebrity pundits and anchors: Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, Christiane Amanpour, Fareed Zakaria, et al. The view of the world that they depict is what the viewer needs to understandnot the world itself.

Anthony Bourdain didnt join CNN until 2013, didnt do news per se, and his own personality was certainly a major part of his show, Parts Unknown, but the lens was largely on the places Bourdain went, whether Armenia or West Virginia and the people he met there. This work was more mini-doc than anything else typically found on CNN.

At his best, to Bourdain, the world was the star. The people, the cultures, the varied beliefs, the booze, the music, the rivers, the cities, the ethnic groups, what they share and their tensions. Hed often at least indicate class distinctions in his shows, at times gender dynamics as well. He spoke up in defense of the many immigrants in the restaurant industry and was an ally of the #MeToo movement.

Starting with A Cooks Tour (on the Food Network) and then the Travel Channels No Reservations and The Layover, Bourdain often presented the realities of places around the world, using the universalism of foodeverybodys gotta eat, right?as a way to show both the commonality of humanity and the creativity of various cultures.

Related: Censorship of RT and Sputnik Shows US Hypocrisy on Subversion

Bourdains programs were in sharp contrast to corporate medias typically clichd depiction of other countries, frequently shown as synonymous with their caricatured rulers, with canned images tirelessly repeated. Bourdain was a television m...

11:00

Chinese missile launchers reappear on disputed South China Sea island "IndyWatch Feed War"

A series of Chinese missile systems have reappeared on a disputed island in the South China Sea, days after satellite imagery appeared to show they had been removed.

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The initial discovery of their disappearance was made by ImageSat International (ISI) in early June, who provided images showing bare sand where previously there had been a large number of missile launchers.
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But in new intelligence analysis released Monday, the organization said the weapons had reappeared on Woody Island on the Paracel island chain.
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Satellite images provided to CNN on June 11 show before and after images of Woody Island.

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In their initial analysis of the surface-to-air missile systems removal, ISI said it was possible they had simply been redeployed to another island, or moved as part of a drill.
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When the original images were released, experts were extremely skeptical that the launchers had been permanently removed, suggesting instead they may have been sent for maintenance.
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Due to the corrosive effects of salt and humidity in the islands, HQ-9 missile systems must be removed and sent back to the mainland for maintenance periodically, said...

11:00

A COLLUSION OF A DIFFERENT SORT "IndyWatch Feed War"

(Recently during a private conversion, Ms. K.M. shared a hypothesis about the "Russian collusion" meme that the hysterical western media keeps shouting. I have []

The post A COLLUSION OF A DIFFERENT SORT appeared first on Giza Death Star.

10:55

Trump Meets Kim Amid Shifting World Order "IndyWatch Feed War"

China and Russia, under the leadership of Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, are on an evolutionary level of political awareness that exceeds that of the US and its coterie of Western flunkies.

10:54

How Japan Might Lose Out in the Korea Talks "IndyWatch Feed War"

Even if Tuesdays meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Koreas leader, goes well, Japan stands to lose from it in some ways. Despite a last-ditch effort last week by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan to play adviser to Mr. Trump before the talks, the American president still seems rather unconcerned by Japans long-term strategic interests actually, its imperatives.

By Yoichi Funabashi

President Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan at the White House on June 7. Japan could be left vulnerable depending on the substance of Mr. Trumps meeting with North Korea about denuclearization. Credit Andrew Harnik/Associated Press

As Mr. Abe put it last week, first and foremost, we need to seek advancement for the abduction, nuclear and missile programs. He meant that Japans priorities are to obtain the return of all Japanese citizens that North Korea abducted years ago, North Koreas actual denuclearization and an end to its efforts to develop any missiles, and not just the kind that can reach the United States.

Although the abductee issue is an emotional and sensitive matter in Japan, the government finds itself dependent on third parties to discuss it on its behalf, much like...

10:48

12th #Dublin Anarchist Bookfair 15th September 2018 Teachers Club 35 Parnell sq "IndyWatch Feed War"

The 12th Dublin Anarchist Bookfair takes place on the 15th September 2018 at the Teachers Club 35 Parnell square.  Every year hundreds of people attend the Dublin Anarchist Bookfair for a day of inspiring discussions and the opportunity of meeting lots of other radicals, browsing books and meeting campaigns.

Submitted to Enough is Enough.

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The Dublin Anarchist Bookfair is the largest regular gathering of grassroots activists and campaign groups in Ireland. We always aim to deliver a series of talks and workshops that are both interesting and useful to experienced campaigners as well as those who are totally new to thinking about politics. We also always have a wide selection of stalls & books to browse. More event details will follow.

There is no admission charge DABF but donations are always welcome.

Be sure to join the DABF 2018 Facebook event and help
with our promotion by inviting your friends and tweeting with #DABF

The bookfair web page which currently had details and video from previous bookfairs is at www.wsm.ie/bookfair


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10:44

Palestinian negotiator shoots back at Trump official in ongoing spat "IndyWatch Feed War"

After Jason Greenblatt says Saeb Erekats false claims and rhetoric havent brought peace closer; PA official says US has refused to discuss anything of substance

 

Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat speaks at the Haaretz and New Israel Fund conference in New York City, on December 13, 2015. (Amir Levy/Flash90)
Top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat speaks at the Haaretz and New Israel Fund conference in New York City, on December 13, 2015. (Amir Levy/Flash90)

A top Palestinian official accused the Trump administrations top Middle East ngotiator of parroting right-wing Israeli views and refusing to put anything of substance on the table for discussion Sunday.

Saeb Erekats was the latest volley in an ongoing op-ed spat with Jason Greenblatt, coming less than a day after US President Donald Trumps special Mideast envoy lashed out at the veteran negotiator and said he should step aside, in an episode that has highlighted simmering frustration between the sides over moribund peace efforts.

Erekats article in Haaretz Sunday evening accused Greenblatts of using discourse akin to leaders of the far right in Israel.

It is not the rhetoric of a US official tasked with supporting the interests of peace in the region, he wrote.

In dozens of meetings we had with Mr. Greenblatt, he refused to discuss substance: no borders, no settlements, and no two-state solution. Today, his role is nothing less than peddling Israeli policies to a skeptical international community, and then becomes upset when hes reminded of this, Erekat wrote.

On Sunday morning, Greenblatt said Erekats false claims an...

10:32

Austria against political manipulation of Islam "IndyWatch Feed War"

Enforcing the law on Islam adopted in Feb 2015, the Austrian Minister for Internal Affairs (to the right in the photo) has proceeded to close down 7 mosques and to expel 40 Imams (some of the 260 Imams that are present in the country). Specifically, the Austrian authorities have reproached these Imams for organizing a ceremony with children in military uniforms. This goes beyond the cultural limits on their activity imposed by the aforementioned law. These Imams are members of Grey (...)

10:30

The Outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister challenges the Electoral Commission "IndyWatch Feed War"

The outgoing Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, has denounced the serious irregularities during the Iraqi legislative elections. In particular, he has accused members of the Independent Electoral High Commission (IEHC) of rigging the electronic votes that operated from abroad. Al Abadi announced his intention for a pre-emptive ban on members of the IEHC leaving the country while waiting for a judicial decision. For its part, the IEHC has already annulled the results of more than a (...)

10:29

Two new anarchist feminist projects in Scotland "IndyWatch Feed War"

A quick blog in which Im very optimistic about the Edinburgh Anarchist Feminist Bookfair, and a new class struggle self-education project in Edinburgh.

Originally published by Libcom. Written by Ramona.

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.

Its an exciting time to be a feminist. Theres a renewed interest in feminism in popular culture, and movements like #MeToo have given a voice and confidence to women, propelling conversations about power and oppression into the mainstream. There is an explosion of young people exploring and discussing how race, gender, sexuality and (occasionally) class affect their lives. The recent victory of activists in Ireland in securing access to abortion is an inspiring and concrete example of how grassroots feminist organising can force real changes to improve our lives.

However, anyone familiar with the state of the movement will know that all is not rosy in the current atmosphere of radical politics. The resurgent discussions around race, gender, and sexuality have been met with many criticisms[1], and frequently lack a robust analysis of capitalism and class. When approaches to feminism that pose no real challenge to capitalism are increasingly popular [2], we need to find ways to make class struggle politics relevant and welcoming to people who are developing their understanding of feminism. Within our own movement there is an active backlash against our trans comrades, and too many off-hand dismissals of feminist politics, illustrating how far we have still to go to establish a shared understanding of class composition and solidarity. So how to develop and promote class struggle, materialist feminism to both liberal feminists and amongst our own movement? The theory exists, but how can we embed it into our everyday organising and practice?

A bookfair, of course!
Anarchist bookfairs have long been a crucial part of our movement, and with both the London Anarchist Bookfair and the Glasgow Radical Independent Bookfair both sadly packing their stalls up for the last time, a group of us in Edinburgh decided to roll up our sleeves and organise the first ever...

10:28

Relations between President Trump and Macron deteriorate "IndyWatch Feed War"

While the Elysee restricts itself to communicating that a telephone conversation had taken place between the French President and the US President on 1 June 2018, the White House has started leaking bits of it. It seems that the conversation did not go very well: Emmanuel Macron started by making a frank criticism of US policy, and Donald Trump made withering comments to him in return. The interview probably ended with insults in both directions. We need to go a long way for the French (...)

10:26

US PaCom is now the US IndoPaCom "IndyWatch Feed War"

During a ceremony at Pearl Harbour, on 30 May 2018, the US Defense Secretary, James Mattis, announced that the US PaCom (literally the US Command in the Pacific) was to become the US IndoPaCom. The General did not seek to clarify the reasons for this change. All he said was that the area that the Command would cover would include both the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. Admiral Harry Harris, the outgoing commander of this CoCom (Unified Command for Combat), has specified that the time (...)

10:25

Will 7 million Iraqis be deprived of water this summer? "IndyWatch Feed War"

According to the Iraqi Minister of Hydraulic Resources, this summer around 7 million people could be without water and therefore would have to be moved to other regions of the country. Over the last year, several sources of water have seen their level drop drastically. The two images above are two photos of one of the principal basins of the country. The first (on the left) was taken on 25 May 2017 and the second (on the right) was taken a year later. The drop in the level of water is (...)

10:20

US could pull out of Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Syrian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Walid Mouallem, has invited the United States to withdraw its troops from the country prior to the foreign forces that have participated in defending the Syrian Arab Republic, withdrawing. The Pentagon has a presence both in Syria's South (Al-Tanf) and the North (the area occupied by the Kurdish YPG). If the US were to withdraw its troops from Al-Tanf, then the Lebanese Hezbollah would retreat from the South. For quite some time now, the Hezbollah (...)

10:04

Fresh Bread in #Jordan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Here we (Black Rose Anarchist Federation) share the exclusive reflections of a Jordanian anarchist on the ongoing popular mobilizations that have gripped Jordan beginning on May 30, 2018, as a response to tax-reform measures proposed by the State in accordance with International Monetary Fund (IMF) demands.

Originally published by Black Rose Anarchist Federation. Written by by Mohammad Abdel Qader Alfar.

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As soon as authority was born, it developed its most dangerous habit: creating scenarios where it appears as if any move the people would take can be against peoples own interests, taking them a step away from their aspirations instead of making them advance. Helpless masses who plead for justice from their rulers and feel grateful when given the least have always been the best nation example for authority, every authority.

It is similar to chess, when a player employs some tactics that can put the opponent in zugzwang, where the best move is not to move. However, what works for chess does not work in the fields. Chess is focused on the king, but real streets are all about the people. In the streets, people would die to achieve justice for themselves or for their neighbors. War, on the other hand, is what harshly resembles chess, where ordinary people die helplessly to protect the ruler. Thats why authoritywhen its control over fields fallshas no problem in turning public squares into battlefields.

And thats exactly the position we thought we were in after 7 years of the Arab Spring. We, as ordinary people, lost part of our hope and called that maturation. Our appreciation for security grew and consumed our sense of adventure and our will to be free at any cost. Seven years of witnessing people on the other side of the northern borders being slaughtered [i.e., in Syria] have made a lot of us slow down, and accept all the flaws that are ruining our lives, from corruption to mismanagement to wasting public money.

But when things went beyond the limits, people moved spontaneously, without the need for any model to follow this time. In 2011 we were influenced by Tunis and Egypt and sometimes we tried to copy their examples. Our circumstances [in Jordan] were not mature enough, but we were driven by...

09:57

Three Hong Kong democracy activists jailed up to seven years for rioting China Rules "IndyWatch Feed War"

Three protesters from Hong Kongs radical youth opposition were jailed on Monday for taking part in a violent unrest, receiving the harshest sentences handed down to democracy activists since the city returned to Chinese rule in 1997.

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Pro-independence activist Edward Leung walks inside a detention centre before leaving for the High Court for a sentencing hearing in Hong Kong, China June 11, 2018. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Edward Leung, 27, one of the leaders of a movement advocating Hong Kongs independence from China, was jailed for six years for rioting and assaulting police in a 2016 overnight protest that turned violent. He was found guilty of rioting by a jury and had pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer.

Two other activists, Lo Kin-man and Wong Ka-kui, were jailed 7 and 3.5 years respectively for rioting.

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Ray Wong (Left) and Edward Leung (Right). Photo: Apple Daily.

About 130 people, mostly police, were injured when masked protesters tossed bricks and set trash cans alight to vent their anger against what they saw as mainland Chinese encroachment on the citys autonomy and freedoms. The government quickly labeled the overnight unrest a riot.

Leung has supported Hong Kongs outright secession from China given Beijings perceived erosion of the one country two systems principle granting the city a high degree of autonomy since it was handed from British to Chinese rule in 1997.

Lo Kin-man

It wasnt immediately clear if he would appeal against the sentence.

Leung appeared calm upon hearing High Court Judge Anthea Pang announce the sentence, while murmurs of disbelief rippled through a crowd of about 150 activists and supporters watching a live broadcast outside the courtroom.

Pang condemned the severe violence of t...

09:44

#Dublin: Call for solidarity with our Russian comrades! "IndyWatch Feed War"

Dublin: Demo outside the Russian embassy on the 20th of June at 7pm.

Originally published by Anarkismo.

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Tuesday, June 12 (Russia Day) We are asking for a day of action to highlight the torture and detention of Russian Antifascist Anarchists who are being detained with forced confessions for charges of terrorism.

The Actions: Please take photos of yourselves with messages of support and solidarity for the Anarchist prisoners. You can include signs with the names of those detained and tortured (names are below). 

Workers Solidarity Movement Ireland will be holding a demo outside the Russian embassy on the 20th of June at 7pm with such posters and signs.

We hope you can join us in this day of action and solidarity. 

Egor Zorin Arrested October 17-18. He was the first arrestee, and the first to make a confession. Currently under house arrest.

Ilya Shakursky Arrested October 19. Law enforcement planted two grenades and a pistol under the back seat of Shakurskys car. Tortured with electricity in the basement of the pre-trial detention center until he confessed. Currently in pre-trial detention.

Vasily Kuksov Arrested October 19. Beaten by police and tortured in custody. Guns were planted in his car (the lock of which is broken). He still has not agreed to offer or validate any testimony to the police. Currently in pre-trial detention.

Andrey Chernov Arrested at the beginning of November. Was tortured until admitting guilt. Currently in pre-trial detention.

Arman Sagynbayev Arrested at the beginning of November in St. Petersburg. Sagynbayev is reportedly experiencing serious health problems and needs medical attention. Brutally tortured. Currently in pre-trial detention.

In the city of St. Petersburg
Viktor Fi...

09:41

China warns citizens in Vietnam after protests over economic zones "IndyWatch Feed War"

China has warned its citizens in Vietnam after protesters clashed with police over a government plan to create new economic zones for foreign investment that has fuelled anti-Chinese sentiment in the country.
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Police disperse a demonstration against a draft law on the Special Economic Zone in Hanoi, Vietnam June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Staff
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More than 100 protesters were arrested and dozens of police injured at a protest in central Vietnam on Sunday, one of several demonstrations nationwide against the special economic zones opponents fear will be dominated by Chinese investors.

The Chinese embassy in Hanoi posted a notice on its website referring to the protests as illegal gatherings that had included some anti-China content.

The Chinese embassy in Vietnam is paying close attention to the relevant developments and reminds Chinese citizens in Vietnam to pay attention to security when traveling, the notice said.

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Protesters hold a banner which reads No Leasing Land to China even for Anytime during a demonstration against a draft law on the Special Economic Zone in Hanoi, Vietnam June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Staff

Vietnams National Assembly agreed on Monday to delay a vote on the draft bill, which would allow foreign investors to lease land for up to 99 years and provide greater incentives and fewer restrictions than at present in the country.

Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, chairwoman of the Assembly, said the protesters might have misunderstood the nature of the bill.

People should stay calm, believe in the decisions of the party and the state, especially in the fact that the National Assembly is always listening to the peoples opinions when discussing the bills, Ngan said.

Public protests are not rare in Vietnam and are often quickly quelled by the police.

On Sunday, protesters in the centra...

09:39

Three rebuffed parliamentary bills show how little legal recourse Palestinians have against residential apartheid "IndyWatch Feed War"

Three rebuffed parliamentary bills show how little legal recourse Palestinians have against residential apartheid  The backlash against Israeli propaganda, including a growing international boycott movement, has driven the countrys right wing into even greater defiance, writes Jonathan Cook Villagers in Al Porat in the Negev Desert. Israel has nationalised 93 per cent of its territory for Jews []

09:31

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE approve $2.5bn aid package for Jordan at emergency Gulf summit "IndyWatch Feed War"

The package will include a deposit in the Jordanian central bank, World Bank guarantees, budgetary support over five years and financing for development projects. King Salman called the meeting to muster support for ally Jordan, which had been rocked by mass protests against price rises and a proposed tax hike in recent days.

Saudi King Salman (left) meeting with Jordans King Abdullah II (center), UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid (right) and Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (back toward the camera) at the Safa Palace in Makkah early Monday. (SPA)

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates agreed on Monday to provide an economic aid package worth $2.5 billion for Jordan, which is facing an economic crisis following anti-austerity protests.

The package, announced at a summit of the four nations in the holy city of Makkah, will include a deposit in the Jordanian central bank, World Bank guarantees, budgetary support over five years and financing for development projects, said a summit communique carried by the Saudi Press Agency.

The summit, called by Saudi King Salman, was attended by Jordans King Abdullah II along with UAEs Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum and Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

King Salman called the meeting to garner support for ally Jordan, which had been rocked by mass protests against price rises and a proposed tax hike in recent days.

The statement noted that funding for Jordans economic crisis comes from contributory funds for development projects in the Kingdom.

Following the meeting, King Abdullah II offered his gratitude to King Salman, Kuwait and the UAE for their support. Jordan is struggling to curb its debt after securing a $723 million loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2016.

Austerity measures tied to the loan have seen prices of basic necessities rise across the Kingdom of Jordan culminating in a week of angry protests over tax proposals that forced prime minister Hani Mulki to resign.

The authorities on Thursday announced they were withdrawing the unpopular legislation, but still face a mammoth task to balance popular demands with the need to reduce the public debt burden.

Jordan blames its economic woes on instability rocking the region and the burden of hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees from war-torn Syria, complaining it has not received enough inte...

09:26

Digital and social media firms should be forced to protect children from addiction, experts say "IndyWatch Feed War"

Social media and online gaming firms should have a statutory duty of care to protect children from mental ill health, abuse and addictive behaviour, a coalition of the countrys leading experts demands today.

Data amassed by charities, academics and doctors links childrens use of social media and gaming to a range of serious and lasting harms, many of which build gradually over time and go undetected by parents or teachers.

They accuse businesses such as Facebook and Snapchat of cynically targeting children as young as eight, using addictive hooks from the worlds of behavio...

09:12

New Zine: Anarchy In A Small Pond "IndyWatch Feed War"

This new zine published in Kingston, Ontario discusses both the challenges and advantages of being an anarchist in smaller places.

Originally published by Nortshore Info.

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The first two pieces are reflections on workshops facilitated by the authors on these questions in North Carolina and Virginia. The third piece is a From Embers interview with Christine from Prince Edward County on rural organizing. The last piece is a report-back on Kingstons 2018 May Day.

Download for reading (19.5mb PDF)

Download for printing (9mb PDF)


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09:10

Italy shuts ports to migrant rescue ship No to human trafficking, no to the business of illegal immigration "IndyWatch Feed War"

Italy wants to be taken seriously, It does not want to be Europes migrant dumping ground. Migrants picked up by the AquariusSOS Mditerrane posted photos of rescued migrants

A rescue vessel carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italys new interior minister refused permission for it to dock. Credit: SOS MEDITERRANEE

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Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League, said Malta should accept the Aquarius but he was rejected.

Malta says the German charity SOS Mditerrane picked up the migrants in Libyan waters, which means they fall under Italys jurisdiction.

Italy is the main entry for migrants crossing from North Africa to Europe.

The League promised voters during Italys recent general election that it would take a tough stance on immigration.

SOS Mditerrane, which runs the Aquarius, said the ship had been instructed by the Italian Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre to stand by in its current position, 35 nautical miles from Italy and 27 nautical miles from Malta.

Map showing the approximate location of the ship AquariusImage captionThe approximate location of the Aquarius early on Monday

It reports that the migrants were picked up in six different rescue operations off Libyas coast.

Our objective is the disembarkation in a port of safety of the 629 people now on board the Aquarius some we rescued yesterday...

09:06

War on Iran is US Policy Now According to US Secretary of State "IndyWatch Feed War"

Former CIA head offers policy of prevarication and tortured truth

On May 21, in his first formal public address, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (sworn in May 2) effectively declared war on the sovereign nation of Iran. Pompeo has no constitutional authority to declare war on anyone, as he well knows, so his declaration of war is just short of overt, though it included a not-so-veiled threat of a nuclear attack on Iran. Pompeos declaration of war is a reactionary move that revitalizes the malignant Iranaphobia of the Bush presidency, when predictions were rife that Iran would have nuclear weapons by next year, next month, next week, predictions that never came true over twenty years of fearmongering. In effect (as well see), Pompeo wants us to believe that everything bad that happened in the Middle East after Saudi terrorists attacked us on 9/11 in 2001 has been Irans fault, starting with Afghanistan. Almost everything Pompeo had to say to the Heritage Foundation on May 21 was a lie or, more typically, an argument built on lies.

Heritage Foundation host Kay Coles James called Pompeos 3,700-word speech Bold, concise, unambiguous and a bold vision clear, concise, unambiguous.  It was none of those, except perhaps bold in its willingness to go to war with an imaginary monster. Even without open warfare, warmongering has its uses both for intimidating other states and creating turmoil among the populace at home. Buckle your seat belts.

The 2012 Iran nuclear deal (officially the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA) was, by all reliable accounts, working effectively in its own terms up until May 8: inspectors confirmed that Iran had eliminated the nuclear programs it had promised to eliminate, that its uranium enrichment program for nuclear power plants was nowhere close to making weapons grade material, and so on. Whatever perceived flaws the deal may have had, and whatever other problems it didnt cover, the deal was working to the satisfaction of all its other signatories: Iran, France, Great Britain, Germany, Russia, and China. As a measure of international cooperation, the deal not only worked, it was an available precedent for further negotiations among equal parties acting in good faith. The US was not such a party. On May 8, the US President, unilaterally and over the clear objections of all the other parties to the agreement, pulled the US out of the deal for no more clearly articulated reason than that he didnt like it.  Or as Pompeo tried to re-frame it in his May 21 declaration of war:

President Trump withdrew from the [Iran nuclear] deal for a simple reason: it failed to guarantee the safety of the American people from the risk created by the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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09:04

President Assad UK publicly supported White Helmets that are a branch of Al Qaeda, US and UK existence in Syria is invasion "IndyWatch Feed War"

President al-Assad to Mail on Sunday: UK publicly supported White Helmets that are a branch of Al Qaeda, US and UK existence in Syria is invasion 10 June 2018 Damascus, SANA President Bashar al-Assad said that the UK publicly supported the White Helmets that are a branch of Al Qaeda and Jabhat al-Nusra in []

09:01

Merkel Backs Trump-Putin Summit in Nod to U.S. "IndyWatch Feed War"

Dialogue with the U.S. president must continue and global partnerships arent over.
Trump trashing G-7 statement depressing, German leader says U.S. president links trade, EU defense spending in new blast
Angela Merkel, Germanys chancellor, center, watches as U.S. President Donald Trump, right, arrives for the Group of Seven (G7) Gender Equality Advisory Council Breakfast at the G7 Leaders Summit in La Malbaie, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Photographer: Cole Burston/Bloomberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she favors a U.S.-Russian summit, seeking to point global diplomacy forward after a tumultuous meeting of Group of Seven leaders.

Russian President Vladimir Putin wasnt invited to the G-7 summit in Canada, although U.S. President Donald Trump suggested he be readmitted. In an echo of Cold War meetings on neutral ground, Austria is encouraging the U.S. to hold a summit with Putin in Vienna, a White House official said last week.

Im certainly in favor of that, Merkel said in a German television interview. Id even wish for that to happen that two presidents meet for an extended period of time.

Merkels comment was one of two nods to Trump during her hourlong ARD interview after returning from the G-7. She also said the U.S. president wasnt entirely wrong in pressing Germany to increase defense spending.

Read more: Austria Offers to Host U.S.-Russia Summit in Cold War Echo

Almost 18 months into Trumps presidency, Merkels comments offered evidence of Germanys struggle to adapt to an upended relationship with the U.S. Echoing a series of comments shes made about the erosion of U.S.-European ties, Merkel expressed con...

08:54

13th Annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair Call For Participation "IndyWatch Feed War"

We are pleased to announce the thirteenth annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair, located on unceded Coast Salish Territory in Victoria, British Columbia.

Originally published by Puget Sound Anarchists.

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The Bookfair is for anarchists and non-anarchists, with participants from all over North America and beyond. Events include book and information tables, workshops, readings, films, presentations, and much more! Get involved! Please get in touch with proposals for workshops and tables by August 25th, 2018. Late proposals will be considered but may not be included promotional material.

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1. Victoria Anarchist Bookfair Dates & Contacts

September 22nd and 23rd
Fernwood NRG, Victoria, BC, Lekwungen Territory

We are pleased to announce the thirteenth annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair, located on unceded Lekwungen Territory in Victoria, British Columbia. The Bookfair is for anarchists and non-anarchists, with participants from all over North America and beyond. The Bookfair always includes workshops on a wide range of topics. We seek to challenge colonial attitudes, introduce anarchism to the public, foster dialogue between various political traditions, and create radical, inclusive, anti-oppressive spaces.

Participants with different visions, practices, and traditions are welcome. Events include book and information tables, workshops, readings,films, presentations, and much more!

Please consult our Statement of Principles before sending your proposal. It can be found on our website:...

08:52

Merkel: Trumps G7 tweets sobering and depressing "IndyWatch Feed War"

Germanys Angela Merkel sharply criticized Donald Trumps decision to retract his endorsement of the G7 communique. The German Chancellor said the EU would continue preparing counter-measures to US metal tariffs.

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Germanys Angela Merkel on Sunday chided US President Donald Trumps decision to retract his endorsement of the G7 communique via Twitter.

In her first interview since the contentious two-day G7 summit in Canada, Merkel told German broadcaster ARD that Trumps withdrawal via Twitter is of course sobering and a little depressing. The chancellor also announced that the European Union would forge ahead with counter-measures to Trumps steel and aluminum tariffs.

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We wont let ourselves be ripped off again and again, Merkel said, taking on an unusually combative tone. Instead, we act then too.

The bloc is expected to announce its counter-measures to US tariffs on July 1.

Read more: G7 summit fails to calm trade tensions as Trump refuses to endorse joint statement

Arduous negotiation

Hours after leaving the G7 summit on Saturday, Trump took to Twitter to assault the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeaus false statements and instructed US representatives to renege on the US endorsement of the joint communique. He went on to announce that the US would be looking to impose tariffs on car imports.

When asked why she appeared so calm following the fiasco, the chancellor said that escalating the rhetoric wouldnt make things any better.

Merkel said she first found out about Trumps decision on the flight back from Canada. She described the experience as sobering, after Trump dashed what had been an arduously negotiated declaration.

Nevertheless, Germany would stick to the legally-binding declaration that was agreed at the end of the summit, she insisted.

Relations to...

08:44

Are we growing in faith? Not afraid to take risks to be a disciple of Christ? Prayer for Monday, June 11, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Reflection by  The Most Rev Msgr William Goh Archbishop of Singapore
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Monday, June 11, 2018
A CHURCH COMING OUT OF HERSELF TO THE PERIPHERIES

SCRIPTURE READINGS: [ Acts 11:21-2613:1-3Mt 10:7-13 ]

The persecution of the Christians in Jerusalem resulted in the Church of Jerusalem going out of herself to other cities.  If not for the persecution, the Christian Church would not have grown because it would have been domesticated and reduced to another sect of Judaism.  So divine providence used such events for the spread of the gospel.   One of the cities that the Jewish Christians went to announce the Good News was Antioch. A great number believed and were converted to the Lord. The church in Jerusalem heard about this and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. There he could see for himself that God had given grace.

Barnabas, whose feast we celebrate today, played a key role in the spread of the gospel to all the nations.  Indeed, without Barnabas, Paul, who was then called Saul, might have been left as an unknown figure as many did not quite trust a former persecutor of the Church.  Barnabas might not have been the chosen apostle to the Gentiles, but he was certainly instrumental in rehabilitating Saul in the Christian community, giving him credibility and confidence.  It was his i...

08:38

Elite Atrocities: Australias Special Forces in Afghanistan "IndyWatch Feed War"

Further into the Afghanistan mission, after multiple deployments, soldiers began to refer to members going up the Congo.

Chris Masters, The Sydney Morning Herald, June 9, 2018

They operate with impunity in areas already deemed lawless by their civilising superiors.  Afghanistan, derided as a country of anarchic sensibilities, was never going to be a place for those abiding by armchair rules. Whether it was the Soviet army engaged in strafing operations indifferent to combatant and civilian, or those subsequent intruders of the Global War on Terror the forces of the US-led International Security Assistance Force and associated allies the complement of atrocities was only set to grow.

The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, has had an eye on Afghanistan for some time for that very reason. In 2016, she claimed in a report that, Members of US armed forces appear to have subjected at least 61 detained persons to torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity on the territory of Afghanistan between 1 May 2003 and 31 December 2014.

The Central Intelligence Agency was not to be left out sulking on the side, with Bensouda suggesting that 27 detainees in Afghanistan, Poland, Romania and Lithuania had been subjected to torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity and/or rape between December 2002 and March 2008. A true smorgasbord of violence.

In November 2017, Bensouda concluded, after a seemingly interminable preliminary process, that all legal criteria required under the Rome statute [of the ICC] to commence an investigation have been met.  The investigation specifically into the conduct of forces in Afghanistan, she suggested, would cover the alleged perpetration of crimes against humanity including murder, targeting humanitarian workers, and summary executions.

Afghanistan has again become the site of interest for the maligned side of human nature, this time from the Australian angle.  The weekend began with Canberra in a tizz over allegations that Australias special forces have committed war crimes since commencing operations in 2001.

On Friday, Fairfax Media revealed certain contents of a report written by Defence Department consultant D...

08:28

Trump rips Canada and NATO in tweets from Singapore Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal. New World Order? "IndyWatch Feed War"

President Trump started his day in Singapore on Monday where he blasted the Canadian Prime Minister and slammed NATO just after meeting with the US allies at the G7 in Quebec.

Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal, Trump tweeted Monday morning in Singapore.

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According to a Canada release, they make almost 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with U.S. (guess they were bragging and got caught!). Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%. Then Justin acts hurt when called out!Trump was referring to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the tweet.

The president has accused Canada of taking advantage of American workers through their trade practices.

According to the US trade representative, however, there was an $8.4 billion US trade surplus with Canada on goods and services in 2017.

Trump also took aim at NATO for relying too heavily on the US for their security.

The U.S. pays close to the entire cost of NATO-protecting many of these same countries that rip us off on Trade (they pay only a fraction of the cost-and laugh!), Trump tweeted.

The European Union had a $151 Billion Surplus-should pay much more for Military!

The US pays 22 percent of NATOs budget higher than any other nation.

The US has pushed NATO member nations to spend at least 2 percent of their GDP a benchmark some have been unable to meet.

Trump was in Singapore preparing for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Great to be in Singapore, excitement in the air! Trump wrote.

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08:22

Sen. Jeff Merkley Describes Immigrants Held In Cages Like Dog Kennels "IndyWatch Feed War"

Sen. Jeff Merkley Denied Entry Into One Migrant Detention Facility, Claims he Saw Kids Caged in Another Watch Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley tried to visit an immigration detention facility in Texas over the weekend, but was soon denied access into the building. This prompted questions about whats going on behind closed doors at some of []

08:21

Inaccuracy, partial language and speculation on BBC WS Newshour "IndyWatch Feed War"

As we saw in an earlier post, viewers of Newsnight saw the Israeli prime minister being interviewed by Evan Davis on June 7th. However, BBC World Service radio listeners heard extracts from that interview several hours before it was broadcast on BBC Two in the afternoon edition of Newshour.

During his trip to the UK the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, tells the BBC recent protests in the Gaza Strip were violent riots aimed at killing at Israelis.

Presenter Razia Iqbal began (from 01:08 here) by giving an account of the purpose of the Israeli prime ministers visit to Europe which was soon shown to be inaccurate by Netanyahu himself.

[emphasis in italics in the original, emphasis in bol...

08:19

Bitcoin Falls Sharply After Another Cryptocurrency Exchange Is Hacked "IndyWatch Feed War"

The largest cryptocurrency has lost more than half its value this year

Updated June 10, 2018 10:34 p.m. ET

A South Korean cryptocurrency exchange said it suffered a cyberintrusion, prompting bitcoin prices to fall sharply toward year lows.

Bitcoin dropped more than 10% over the weekend, falling below $6,700, according to research site CoinDesk. The largest cryptocurrency has lost more than half its value this year, falling by nearly two thirds from its record high near $20,000 in December. Its low for the year came in February at less than $6,000.

Other large cryptocurrencies like Ethereum ETHUSD, +1.33%  , RippleXRPUSD, +0.73%   and bitcoin cash BCHUSD, -1.23%   have all fallen more than 11% over the past 24 hours. EOS, the token backed by startup Block.one which has raised more than $4 billion, is down 20%, according to research site coinmarketcap.com.

The latest declines came after a small exchange called Coinrail said Sunday several so-called alt coins alternative versions of bitcoin appeared to have been stolen in the attack. Coinrail said 70% of its digital assets have been moved to what is known as a cold wallet storage that isnt connected to the internet and that it is working with authorities on finding the lost assets. Coinrail didnt say how much was stolen in terms of value, but it is possible that more than $40 million worth of alt coins were taken, according to a wallet address that some have said belongs to an attacker....

07:41

England & Theresa Mays Anti-Russian Shame "IndyWatch Feed War"

England & Theresa Mays Anti-Russian Shame

MATTHEW JAMISON | 10.06.2018 | WORLD / EUROPE

England & Theresa Mays Anti-Russian Shame

I am not sure really where to begin when it comes to the anti-Russian hatred rooted deep within the English people and exemplified by their current prime minister Theresa May, probably one of the worst and weakest prime ministers the English have ever had. There is just so much ...

07:27

Israel Aiding Saudi Arabia In Developing Nuclear Weapons "IndyWatch Feed War"

07:25

For the summit, legal documents about the Korean War period are hard to find - By Robert Willmann "IndyWatch Feed War"

Even though the circus has come to town in Singapore this week with performers Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un and various supporting actors, it can distract from the serious business of Korea after World War 2. Since governments present...

07:14

Tom Engelhardt 289 "IndyWatch Feed War"

June 10, 2018
Tomgram: Arnold Isaacs, Promoting Islamophobia in America

[Note for TomDispatch Readers: A small reminder: a signed, personalized copy of my new book, A Nation Unmade by War, is available to anyone who sends a $100 contribution to the site ($125 if you live outside the U.S.). Check our donation page for the details -- and my deepest thanks to all of you who have already so generously done so. Of my book, Noam Chomsky says, "The violence, destruction, and suffering resulting from the imperial arrogance of Bush, Cheney, and cohorts have proceeded on their shocking course while most Americans, Tom Engelhardt writes, were 'only half paying attention.' Regular readers of his incisive, lucid, and brutally informative columns could not fail to pa...

07:11

Dangers of Conflating Anti-Zionism With Anti-Semitism "IndyWatch Feed War"

06:15

Wind of Change: G7 Crumbles, SCO Rises Up "IndyWatch Feed War"

The G7 Summit crumbles beneath Donald Trumps feet, while the SCO Summit got bigger and better. Why not? Erstwhile geopolitical enemies, India and Pakistan, just got full memberships to the real gamechanger in the Eurasian continent and the world, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, making the latter the largest grouping of countries pursuing multipolarity around the Continue reading Wind of Change: G7 Crumbles, SCO Rises Up

06:13

New Anti-ISIS Operation Launched; 14 Killed in Iraq "IndyWatch Feed War"

A new operation against ISIS was launched. Meanwhile, Turkish forces killed a number of PKK members.

The post New Anti-ISIS Operation Launched; 14 Killed in Iraq appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

06:01

Analysis: The Islamic State is far from dead; it is regrouping and rebranding itself "IndyWatch Feed War"

Like al-Qaeda before it, the Islamic State is proving to be resilient and able to withstand intense military pressure from its enemies. Currently, all signs show that the group is actively reorganizing under the command of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and his top lieutenants, most of whom were trained under Saddam Hussein.

06:00

Democrats Use Bipartisan Anti-Diplomacy Playbook, but Moon Has Changed the Game "IndyWatch Feed War"

With the Singapore summit fast approaching, leading Democratic Senators headed by Chuck Schumer went to battle against diplomacy, issuing a letter to President Trump on June 4th demanding an impossible set of preconditions for North Korean sanctions relief. In doing so, they took a page out of an old bipartisan playbook for derailing diplomatic initiatives Continue reading "Democrats Use Bipartisan Anti-Diplomacy Playbook, but Moon Has Changed the Game"

The post Democrats Use Bipartisan Anti-Diplomacy Playbook, but Moon Has Changed the Game appeared first on Antiwar.com Original.

06:00

America: A Prisoner of Our Allies "IndyWatch Feed War"

All the Very Serious People are tweeting and retweeting this iconic photo of Trump surrounded by the Euro-weenies, with Angela Merkel seeming to lecture the President while the rest of our faithless allies look on. Its America Alone   the visual representation of the internationalist worldview: Trumps policy of America First is isolating us, Continue reading "America: A Prisoner of Our Allies"

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06:00

Promoting Islamophobia in America "IndyWatch Feed War"

Honestly, if youre trying to grasp our strange new world, this Washington Post headline gets you at least part of the way there: New NSC Chief of Staff Is From Group That Believes Muslims Are Plotting to Take Over U.S. No, that NSC isnt the National Student Clearinghouse or the Norfolk Southern Corporation or the Continue reading "Promoting Islamophobia in America"

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06:00

A Personal Message from Major Danny Sjursen "IndyWatch Feed War"

This is all very intimate for me; hard to speak on, really. Suffice it to say that this middling soldier gave his youth, and innocence, to what we used to call the Global War on Terror (GWOT). I left several of my boys in the meaningless streets and fields of Iraq and Afghanistan: five killed Continue reading "A Personal Message from Major Danny Sjursen"

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05:35

Why Venezuela and Syria Cannot Fall "IndyWatch Feed War"

Despite tremendous hardship which the Venezuelan people are having to face, despite the sanctions and intimidation from abroad, President Nicols Maduro has won a second six-year term. Two weeks ago, at the Venezuelan embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, where I addressed several leaders of East African left-wing opposition, an acting Charge d Affaires, Jose Avila Torres, Continue reading Why Venezuela and Syria Cannot Fall

05:34

Federal Funds Fraud Involving Sandy Hook and Chalk Hill Schools? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Note: Fraudulent manipulation of federal school funding also reveals foreknowledge of intent to perpetrate a mock school shooting as a weaponized psychological operation upon consumers of mass media propaganda. Facebook Post: Lets see how they did it! I will always remember my math teacher making sure that we double-checked our math work. Show me how you did it Wolfgang. That always scared me because now I have to walk him through my math problem solved step by step. That is the methodology that we are going to use.  Step by Step:  An Illusion is all More

03:43

Debate on Islam: Imam Tawhidi versus Mufassil Islam "IndyWatch Feed War"

Gad Saad moderates a lively debate between reformist Muslim Imam Tawhidi and ex-Muslim Mufassil Islam: Imam Tawhidis Twitter handle: @Imamofpeace Mufassil Islam  @mufassili

02:58

Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait offer $2.5bn in aid for Jordan "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Package is aimed at helping Jordan ease its economic crisis amid wave of anti-austerity protests

02:37

The Islamicize Me controversy: Is it wrong to mock Islam? "IndyWatch Feed War"

A controversy has broken out over the web series Islamicize Me, and I feel partially responsible. Thats not because I had anything to do with the conception of the series I didnt, although I am in it (stay tuned) but because it was inspired by a real incident with which I was involved. []

02:36

10 Characteristics of False Flags (Truthstream Media) "IndyWatch Feed War"

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02:22

PFLP Calls for Continuation, Escalation of Resistance Actions Throughout the Occupied Territories "IndyWatch Feed War"

Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine  Protest in Ramallah against sanctions imposed by the Palestinian Authority on the Gaza Strip Popular Front calls for the continuation and escalation of popular movement in the occupied West Bank and the whole nation in the face of occupation and the punative actions of the Palestinian Authority The...

02:00

The Empire Against Nicaragua "IndyWatch Feed War"

Manu Pineda Translated by Internationalist 360 With a former director of the CIA now in charge of US foreign policy, the United States continues to consider Latin America its backyard, and their impudence is such that Tillerson, former Secretary of State, said at a conference at the University of Texas: Latin America does not...

02:00

Rebuffed parliamentary bills foil efforts to end Israeli apartheid "IndyWatch Feed War"

As Israels belligerent rule in the occupied territories is under ever greater scrutiny, so too is its claim to be a democracy conferring equal rights on all citizens By Jonathon Cook | The National | June 10, 2010 For most of the seven decades after its establishment, Israel went to extraordinary lengths to craft an []

01:38

Erdogan calls for his jailed Kurdish political rival to be tried 'quickly' "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Turkey's president has stepped up attacks against Selahattin Demirtas, former co-leader of Peoples' Democratic Party

01:06

U.S. Versus the West "IndyWatch Feed War"



POLITICS 

06/10/2018 02:37 pm ET Updated 20 minutes ago

U.S.-Canada Spat Escalates, Europeans Criticize Trumps G-7 Move


The spat drew in Germany and France, who accused Trump of destroying trust and acting inconsistently.

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01:03

Egypt, Ethiopia agree to settle differences over Nile mega-dam "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Breakthrough signalled in talks over $4bn Ethiopian dam that Egypt fears may threaten its water supply

00:47

The Foundation For International Justice Is Anti-Imperialism "IndyWatch Feed War"

The United States has had a policy of imperialism beginning after the Civil War. The US way of war, developed against Indigenous peoples, spread worldwide as the US sought to extend its power through military force, economic dominance and diplomatic hegemony. Imperialism is driven by what Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. identified at the end of his life, the triple evils of racism, capitalism, and militarism. Lenin described imperialism as the highest stage of capitalism. Imperialism has justified mass slaughter, resulting in the US killing 20 million people since WW II. The People of the United States must say 'no' to imperialism.

00:45

The Myth Of Medicares Projected Insolvency "IndyWatch Feed War"

Every year the Medicare trustees project the year in which the funds for Part A of Medicare will be inadequate to pay the full costs for that year, based on anticipated revenue and spending. Each year the media then report the pending insolvency of Medicare. This is nonsense. Although revenues and demographics may change, adjustments are made to keep the program fully funded. Only if Congress were to decide to destroy Medicare would funding be reduced below sustainable levels. This is particularly ironic since this year the Republicans in their budget have already made a statement that we do not have to have adequate revenues to pay our bills - producing a budget with a trillion dollar deficit. Our job is to elect representatives who support Medicare - not just for current beneficiaries but for everyone, in an improved version. The inevitable political support would ensure full funding forever.

00:40

US Committed War Crimes In Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

From amid the rubble of Raqqa, civilians are asking why US-led Coalition forces destroyed the city, killing hundreds of civilians in the process of liberating them from the armed group calling itself Islamic State (IS), Amnesty International said in a new report ahead of the offensives anniversary.  Amnesty International researchers visited 42 Coalition air strike sites across the ruined city and interviewed 112 civilian residents who had survived the carnage and lost loved ones.  The Coalition strikes detailed in the report are examples of wider patterns. There is strong evidence that Coalition air and artillery strikes killed and injured thousands of civilians, including in disproportionate or indiscriminate attacks that violated international humanitarian law and are potential war crimes.

00:39

Summer Offensive For Net Neutrality Starts Now "IndyWatch Feed War"

Net neutrality is being stolen from you. And we have a warrant out for each and every House of Representatives member that has yet to sign to force a vote to reinstate net neutrality rules. Right now the Internet is dying because there are no net neutrality rules in place, but the fight is not over. Join the protest by sharing our wanted posters and using them as your social media avatar/profile pic. Let your representatives know that they are wanted and we want our net neutrality back.

00:34

Global Economy A Giant Debt Scam,What the Financial Elite Dont Want You to Know "IndyWatch Feed War"

Capitalism collapsed in 2008, just as communism had collapsed in 1991 the system we have now is something else This is an argument Varoufakis has made many times, including in his 2011 book The Global Minotaur. As he expressed it to me, the financial crisis of 2008 led to a wholesale collapse of what used to be called capitalism, which has not recovered nearly as much as most people believe. What we have instead is an almost galactic-scale system of moving debt around to conceal the various flaws and shortfalls in the system. Varoufakis calls it bankrupt-ocracy, in which enormous but endangered or bankrupt financial institutions wield enormous power over the rest of society. Thats not capitalism. And on the subject of shell games

00:28

Egypt prosecutor accuses 28 of forming group to topple government "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Advocacy groups have condemned arrests, calling on authorities to release activists

00:22

In Face Of US Threats, Iranians Remain Calm And Confident In Their Strength "IndyWatch Feed War"

The look on peoples faces when I mention that I had just returned from visiting Iran is priceless. Even if the trip had been a terrible failure, it still would have been worth it just to see these expressions of confusion, disbelief and sometimes disdain at the mere mention of a visit to Iran. The trip was not a terrible failure; quite the opposite in fact. It was a reminder that looking at the U.S. from the outside, and in this case from a country that has all but been declared an enemy of the U.S., one has the advantage of a very different perspective; and America, led as it is by Donald Trump, seems petulant and dangerous and possessing far too much power. Naturally, wanting to hear first-hand what Iranians thought about current affairs played a big role in my decision to embark on this trip. It happened that it came about shortly after Trumps declaration that the U.S. is pulling out of the Iran agreement and that sanctions were going to be reinstated.

00:09

Letter From Nicaragua: A Catastrophic Well-Orchestrated Event Is Occurring "IndyWatch Feed War"

I am completely certain that this is a coup detat and given the present state of things, I am not surprised the Ortegas have been left somewhat stunned. With mobs roaming the street wielding knives and mortars I do not blame them for constructing a barrier. With the dialogue abandoned, the Truth Commission rejected, the international community failing to be at all constructive, they are in a tight spot... What does surprise me is that few seem to see this catastrophe for the well-orchestrated event which in my opinion it so clearly is. I would not even say the US is the primary backer of the events, they are just there in the background. It is the right-wing within Nicaragua with a level of antipathy toward the Ortegas that cannot be overstated who have everything to gain and nothing to lose.

00:02

Israeli Firm Under FBI Scrutiny In Trump Probe Allegedly Targeted BDS Activists "IndyWatch Feed War"

Psy-Group, a mysterious Israeli company that is reportedly being investigated by the FBI in connection with Special Counsel Robert Muellers probe into alleged illegal interference in the 2016 US presidential election, was also involved in covert anti-BDS efforts, according to a lawsuit against the company and multiple sources who spoke to The Times of Israel. BDS is a campaign by some pro-Palestinian activists encouraging people to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel over what they call its ill-treatment of the Palestinians. Psy-Group, which operates in Israel under the name Invop Ltd, is a self-styled leader in intelligence and influence which boasts in its marketing material of its covert techniques and capabilities.

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23:52

Seymour Hersh: The CIA Is Filled With Criminals "IndyWatch Feed War"

When a reporter has covered 50 years of American foreign policy disasters, the last great untold story may be his own. That, more or less, is the premise behind a new memoir by Seymour Hersh, the investigative journalist who has been revealing secrets and atrocitiesand often secret atrocitiesto great acclaim since he exposed the My Lai Massacre in 1969. Hershs book, economically titled Reporter, is focused on the work. I dont want anybody reporting about my private life, he once said, and Hersh abides by his own request. In lieu of the personal, were treated to the professional: Hershs rise from the City News Bureau of Chicago to the United Press International to the Associated Press. His breakthrough, however, was as a freelancer: Hersh, famously, received a tip about William Calley, a court-martialed Army lieutenant accused of killing 109 unarmed South Vietnamese civilians in a village nicknamed Pinkville.

23:50

Top Russian and US General Hold Talks in Finland "IndyWatch Feed War"

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HELSINKI The top U.S. military chief met Friday in Finland with his Russian counterpart to exchange views on U.S.-Russia military relations, Syria and the international security situation.

The meeting between Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Russias chief of the militarys General Staff, Gen. Valery Gerasimov, took place in Konigstedt Manor, a Finnish state-owned venue north of the capital, Helsinki.

The Russian Defense Ministry said Gerasimov and Dunford discussed European security issues and the situation in Syria.

A brief statement on the Joint Chiefs of Staff website stressed, without elaborating, that U.S. and Russian militaries have undertaken efforts to improve operational safety and strategic stability.

Both (military) leaders recognize the importance of maintaining regular communication to avoid miscalculation and to promote transparency and de-confliction in areas where our militaries are operating in close proximity, the U.S. statement said.

Neither Dunford nor Gerasimov spoke to media. In accordance with past practice, both generals have agreed to keep the details of their conversations private, the Joint Chief of Staff statement said.

On Thursday, Dunford met separately with Finlands military chief, Gen. Jarmo Lindberg who also held talks with Gerasimov.

Both military leaders had separate meetings with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto late Friday.

It is important and a positive thing that this of kind dialogue takes place, Niinistos office said. Finland is happy to provide facilities for these kind of meetings.
Finland hosted a similar meeting in 2008 at the same venue.

In April, NATOs top military officer, U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, met with Gerasimov in Baku, Azerbaijan. It was the first such encounter since relations between Moscow and the alliance sank to post-Cold War lows over the Ukrainian crisis and Russias 2014 annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.

23:45

Urgent Call For Help From Water Is Life Camp "IndyWatch Feed War"

WE NEED YOU. I am asking you to make plans to joins us at Leau Est La Vie Camp ASAP, within the next 6-8 weeks (most effectively in the next four). Weve been fighting this battle to stop the tail end of DAPL, known as Bayou Bridge. We have won on both a state and federal level, yet the construction continues... The hundreds-of-years-old Cypress trees continue to fall, the water and wildlife cry out from the war zone, and the people in the path are squashed even further beneath the shoes of the oppressor. I realize that it is ceremony time. I realize that there are other important fights out there, and I wouldnt want anyone to do what they are unable or morally opposed to but if you ever thought about coming to fight beside me/us, that time is now and honestly like no other.

23:31

Zionist Fascism Supported by NATO "IndyWatch Feed War"


Horrific moment IDF gas canister hits Palestinian in the face (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

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Horrific moment IDF gas canister hits Palestinian in the face (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

23:15

President Putin's Marathon Q&A Sessions "IndyWatch Feed War"

I Watched Putin's Entire 4 Hour Q+A With the Russian People - He Even Answered My Question

" ... a blogger wanted to know why there are virtually no electric cars in Russia. Putin explained that electric cars actually mostly run on coal, which is whats used to generate the electricity they run on, and coal is not an environmentally friendly fuel ... The blogger ... was positively shocked by this bit of non-news. Teslas burn coal, very inefficiently; I hope you already knew this."

23:09

Poor-Led Peoples Campaign Marches To Resurrect Resurrection City "IndyWatch Feed War"

For the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Poor People's Campaign and Resurrection City, poor and houseless people marched from the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia to Washington, DC where they are setting up a Resurrection City in DuPont Circle. We speak with Tiny (aka Lisa Gray-Garcia), co-founder of POOR Magazine and a participant on the march, about the reality of poverty in the United States. Tiny describes the march and the intersections between poverty and many other areas such as mass incarceration, health and colonization. This is a poor-led people's campaign that is not only resisting the policies and systems that drive the current crises, but is also putting forth poor people-led solutions, such as the Bank of Community Reparations and Homefulness.

22:56

Erdogan Predicts War Between the Cross and Crescent over Austria Mosque Closures "IndyWatch Feed War"

Breitbart, by Simon Kent, June 10, 2018: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked Austrias impending closure of mosques and consequent expulsion of Turkish-funded imams, saying the move is anti-Islamic while promising a response. These measures taken by the Austrian prime Continue reading

22:39

Kurdish Syrian Democratic Council ready for unconditional talks with Assad regime "IndyWatch Feed War"

A Syrian child walks past a gun among destroyed buildings in Kobane on May 27, 2018. Photo: Delil Souleiman / AFP
A Syrian child walks past a gun among destroyed buildings in Kobane on May 27, 2018. Photo: Delil Souleiman / AFP

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), a Kurdish-Arab alliance and political wing of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), announced on Sunday it is ready for peace talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assads regime.

In a statement, the SDC said is wants to resolve the deadly conflict in Syria, now in its eight year, through dialogue and would not hesitate to agree to unconditional talks with the Syrian government, as reported by AFP.

Hekmat Habib, hea...

22:39

Tomgram: Arnold Isaacs, Promoting Islamophobia in America "IndyWatch Feed War"

Imagine that a nominee for secretary of state had shared platforms with white nationalist Richard B. Spencer and been given a major award by his National Policy Institute, which describes itself as "an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States and around the world..."

22:36

Putin and Xi top the G6+1 "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Pepe Escobar (cross-posted with the Asia Times by special agreement with the author) East vs. West: the contrast between the dueling summits this weekend was something for the history

22:21

Hassan Nasrallah on Israeli Warmongering & US Sanctions: Hezbollah Stronger than Ever, Resistance Not For Sale "IndyWatch Feed War"

Speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 25, 2018, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the Liberation of Lebanon. Translation: unz.com/sayedhasan Transcript:

22:20

Brexit backer Arron Bankss golden Kremlin connection allegation raises laughter "IndyWatch Feed War"

RT | June 10, 2018 The UK media has come up with yet another sensational revelation that allegedly sheds light on ties between the Kremlin and major Brexit campaigners. The story only seemed to raise laughter from those mentioned in it, though. There is no rest for the wicked, it seems, as the British media []

22:17

Western Mainstream Media and the Ukraine Crisis: A Study in Conflict Propaganda "IndyWatch Feed War"

Western Mainstream Media and the Ukraine Crisis: A Study in Conflict Propaganda (Media, War and Security)Paperback 15 Mar 2018


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22:13

Conspiracy builds to force Assange out of Ecuadorian embassy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ten weeks incommunicado: Conspiracy builds to force Assange out of Ecuadorian embassy

By James Cogan 
6 June 2018
One day after Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Mara Fernanda Espinosa declared that her government would continue blocking WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange from all communications and deny him any personal visitors, she was elected president of the United Nations General Assembly. Today marks 10 weeks since Ecuadors government deprived Assange of his rights, which it is obliged to honour after granting him political asylum in its London embassy in 2012.
The UN vote in support of Espinosa was a substantial 128, versus 62 for the only other nominee, Hondurass UN ambassador Mary Elizabeth Flores Flake, and two abstentions. The vote suggests that the United States did not energetically intrigue on behalf of Honduras. Washington was believed to favour Honduras because its right-wing government supported the provocative relocation of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
There is little doubt that the treatment of Assange by Ecuadors governmentand behind it, the small countrys corporate eliteis the outcome of pressure and threats by the US and other powers. Washington is demanding Assanges head as the price of restoring relations. CIA director Mike Pompeo, now US secretary of state, asserted last year that WikiLeaks was a non-state hostile intelligence agency, due to its publication of documents exposing the operations of US intelligence.
Assange is being used as a bargaining chip in sordid negotiations between the US and Ecuador. On June 4, US Vice President Mike Pence met with Ecuadorian President Lenn Moreno. Amid the stepped-up persecution of Assange, Pence issued a statement lauding their discussion on opportunities to reinvigorate the bilateral relationship between the two countries. In words dripping with imperialist deceit, he said they would work...

22:07

Italy shuts ports to migrant boat, asks Malta to open its doors "IndyWatch Feed War"

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22:01

Israeli Butchers Shoot Palestinian Man In Face w/Teargas Canisterhad to be surgically removed "IndyWatch Feed War"

Horrific moment IDF gas canister hits Palestinian in the face (GRAPHIC PICTURES)

Horrific moment IDF gas canister hits Palestinian in the face (GRAPHIC PICTURES)
A Palestinian protester is on life support after a tear gas canister launched by an Israeli soldier hit him square in the face. The still-smoking canister got lodged in the mans cheek and had to be surgically removed.

A Reuters photographer snapped the moment after a tear gas canister caught Palestinian protester Haitham Abu Sabla in the face. The blood-chilling images show the man splattered with blood, with the canister embedded right next to his nose, with the tear gas still billowing out of it, as well as from the protesters mouth.

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21:31

The Necessity of a Trump-Putin Summit "IndyWatch Feed War"

Brezhnev and Nixon

By Stephen F. Cohen, June 6, 2018

From The Nation

Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at NYU and Princeton, and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (You can find previous installments, now in their fifth year, at TheNation.com.)

Recent reports suggest that a formal meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin is being seriously discussed in Washington and Moscow. Such ritualized but often substantive summits, as they were termed, were frequently used during the 40-year US-Soviet Cold War to, among other things, reduce conflicts and increase cooperation between the two superpowers. They were most important when tensions were highest. Some were very successful, some less so, others were deemed failures. Given todays extraordinarily toxic political circumstances, even leaving aside powerful opposition in Washington (including inside the Trump administration) to any cooperation with the Kremlin, we may wonder if anything positive would come from a Trump-Putin summit. But it is necessary, even imperative, that Washington and Moscow try.

The reason should be clear. As Cohen first began to argue in 2014, the new Cold War is more dangerous than was its predecessor, and steadily becoming even more so. Its time to update, however briefly, the reasons, of which there are already at least ten:

1. The political epicenter of the new Cold War is not in far-away Berlin, as it was from the late 1940s on, but directly on Russias borders, from the Baltic states and Ukraine to the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Each of these new Cold War fronts is, or has recently been, fraught with the possibly of hot war. US-Russian military relations are especially tense today in the Baltic region, where a large-scale NATO buildup is unde...

21:12

Islam Means Submission. Will You Submit, Or Resist? Batten, Waters, Kassam at #FreeTommy Rally "IndyWatch Feed War"

Breitbart, by Jack Montgomeery, June 10, 2018: UKIP leader Gerard Batten, For Britain leader Anne Marie Waters, and former Breitbart London editor-in-chief Raheem Kassam joined Dutch opposition leader Geert Wilders and members of Tommy Robinsons family for a massive rally outside Downing Street on June 9th. Continue reading

21:12

Austrian Muslims denounce mosque closures; Erdogan vows response "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Vienna wants to 'discredit the religious community,' Austria's Muslim federation says

20:55

EU in Existential Crisis: Everything that Could Go Wrong Has Gone Wrong, Says Soros "IndyWatch Feed War"

Breitbart, by Victoria Friedman, May 30. 2018: Billionaire open borders advocate George Soros has said that the European Union (EU) is having an existential crisis and that member states must set aside their national interests to save the bloc. The Continue reading

20:53

President Assad interview with Mail on Sunday (10 June 2018) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Following is the full text of the interview: Question 1: Mr. President, as of the 31st of March 2018, the total sum of funding that the British government supplied to the White Helmets, also known as the Syrian Civil Defense, is GBP 38.4 million. At the same time, Russia accuses Britain of helping stage the []

20:34

Anti-Elite Canadian Conservative Leader Doug Ford Wins Landslide in Ontario as Liberals Wiped Out "IndyWatch Feed War"

Breitbart, by Chris Tomlinson, June 8, 2018: Anti-elite Ontario Progressive Conservative leader Doug Ford has won a landslide victory against the Canadian political establishment beating back the former ruling Liberal Party which have been reduced to so few seats they have lost Continue reading

20:30

Big Mountain -- The Endless Struggle, In Times of No Rain -- Louise Benally "IndyWatch Feed War"

Photo by Brenda Norrell, Dine CARE Peoples Convention 2018 Big Mountain -- The Endless Struggle, In Times of No Rain -- Louise Benally Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Video interview by Govinda Dalton Spirit Resistance Radio video DILKON, Navajo Nation -- Louise Benally of Big Mountain describes the endless struggle against relocation, Peabody Coal and livestock seizures. Now,

20:20

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TELLS NATO PREPARE FOR RUSSIAN ATTACK "IndyWatch Feed War"



TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TELLS NATO PREPARE FOR RUSSIAN ATTACK WITH PLANES, SHIPS AND TROOPS


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19:58

Jewish Fascism the Dutch Mainstream Media Ignore "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hundreds in months-long Gaza protests crippled for life by Israeli gunfire

By Ben Wedeman, CNN
Updated 1706 GMT (0106 HKT) June 8, 2018
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19:53

Henry Giroux: The Nightmare of Neoliberal Fascism "IndyWatch Feed War"

Henry A. Giroux: The Nightmare of Neoliberal Fascism

19:47

Persecuted Kurdish People on #Lesvos Release Statement to Authorities "IndyWatch Feed War"

Statement of Kurdish people who left Moria and that are threatened by Greek authorities with deportation when they dont return to the inhuman Moria camp.

Originally published by Open The Islands.

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.

The Kurdish individuals who are temporarily living in Pikpa Camp in Lesvos have released a statement demanding that Greek and European authorities protect their rights. These individuals fled war and persecution in Syria and Turkey and on 25 May 2018 they faced further violence in Moria Camp. The extreme violence they have fled and that they continue to face in Lesvos, Greece has left several injured and traumatized. Their trauma has not ended however, as Moria camp administration have this week threatened them with deportation to Turkey if they do not return to Moria Camp, which would subject them to collective expulsion and persecution in Turkey, in violation of human rights and refugee law.

Download, read and spread their statement and demands below in Greek and English (PDF files):

ENG Letter Kurdish 8 June

GREEK Letter Kurdish 8 June


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19:22

Muslim leader: I have a Satan who takes possession of me; so when he comes to me, avoid me "IndyWatch Feed War"

Our Ramadan Day 25 thought for the day from my new book The History of Jihad comes from Muhammads first successor (khilafa) as the leader of the Muslims, Abu Bakr, the first of the four Rightly-Guided Caliphs: If I am upright, then follow me, but if I deviate, straighten me out. I have a Satan []

19:15

#Antifa Far right rally brings 15,000 onto the streets of #London "IndyWatch Feed War"

Well done to all who opposed the racists and fascists in London and York on Saturday. The rally in support of Tommy Robinson in York completely flopped, but London was a different story. Up to 15,000 turned out in Whitehall for the far rights imprisoned poster boy.

Originally published by United Against Fascism.

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The scale of the far rights turnout and the vile, violent racism informing it must be seen by everyone on the Left as an urgent wake up call.

The hate rally for Robinson ended with hundreds of racists attacking the police in Trafalgar Square. They charged at officers in Whitehall, before staging running battles with the police.

And earlier, hooligans associated with football firms from Millwall and Chelsea tried to attack Stand Up To Racism and Unite Against Fascism supporters in Whitehall.

At least two journalists were attacked by Robinson supporters. One was viciously kicked to the ground by a group of fascists.

Backers of Robinson pulled the biggest numbers seen on a far right demo for a number of years. It was larger than the EDL had managed. Openly racist speeches were cheered by often-drunk crowd members.

But this was much more than an EDL mark 2 demo. Robinson supporters openly did the Nazi salute, for instance. Racism ran through their demonstration, with vicious Islamophobia at its heart.

Far right hipsters from Generation Identity mingled next to old National Front members. Firms from football hooligan groups from Portsmouth to Leeds, including several from the West Midlands, were there in numbers. Ulster loyalists were also present. Tiki torches, associated with the American fascists 2017 rally in Charlottesville where antifascist Heather Heyer was killed, were on display.

UKIP flags and For Britain placards were waved as a variety of far right speakers called for Robinsons release.

Geert Wilders, the notoriously racist Dutch MEP spoke at l...

18:59

20,000 People Come Out for Tommy Robinson at Londons Whitehall "IndyWatch Feed War"

The BBC never got there until the end of the days events, apparently, when a handful of incredibly drunken attendees decided to block off the traffic at Trafalgar Square. Riot vans surrounded them, drunken fans cheered them on, as the drunken protesters sometimes hurled bottles of beer and expletives at the police. These are the []

18:57

In solidarity: #Fraguas and the creation of community "IndyWatch Feed War"

We (Autonomies) have recently posted a series of articles against the idea of a revolutionary government, against the idea of government or the State as an instrument of anti-capitalist reform or radical change.

Originally published by Autonomies.

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We believe that in whatever guise, the State can never be a medium for the creation of autonomous forms of life.  The overwhelming testimony of historical events is reproduced daily, in the repeated failure of social-democratic projects (Syriza, Podemos and their like), as well as the frontal attack on autonomous community projects (most recently and emblematically, the Notre-Dame-des-Landes ZAD in france).

This last Friday, members of the rural community of Fraguas, on the outskirts of Madrid, were condemned for the unlawful occupation of an abandoned village.

A group of young settlers arrived in 2013 and began bringing the village back to life with the blessing of its former inhabitants. Over the past five years, they have rebuilt houses, planted vegetables and worked to restore the overgrown village cemetery.

Their activities have been opposed by the regional government, which points out that Fraguas lies in public woodland within the Sierra Norte natural park and argues that their presence is a fire hazard.

Castilla-La Manchas high court ruled on Friday that the collective had unlawfully occupied the site and sentenced six of its members to 18 months imprisonment. They were also fined 2,700 (2,370) each and ordered to reimburse the regional government for the cost of demolishing the newly restored areas of Fraguas.

Although the sentences could be served on probation as they are under the two-year threshold, the court said failure to pay the fines would result in a three-year sentence.

Jaime Merino, a spokesman for the collective, described the sentences as devastating and said...

18:46

The professional liars and fabricators of Israeli propaganda industry: the Jerusalem Day in Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

This Israeli propaganda site (carried over by many in the US media) claim that there was a low turnout in Jerusalem Day in Iran (and look at the picture they use).  The truth is in this source and this.

18:45

A Brief History of the Kremlin Trolls "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Scott Humor | The Saker | October 15, 2018 Saint Petersburg, Savushkina, 55 is the most famous office building in the world, thanks to the relentless promotion of the United States government, the CIA, FBI, and by the powers of the entire Western media, financed by Western governments.  VOA, NPR, and Svoboda, by the []

18:37

#Amsterdam banner drop inside Van Gogh museum: End the fossil fuel age now "IndyWatch Feed War"

If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then is wrong to accept money from those who wreck the climate. This is the message behind the biggest and boldest performance to date, of the artist collective Fossil Free Culture NL in the Van Gogh Museum.

Originally published by Indymedia NL.

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Amsterdam banner drop inside Van Gogh museum: End the fossil fuel age now

If it is wrong to wreck the climate, then is wrong to accept money from those who wreck the climate. This is the message behind the biggest and boldest performance to date, of the artist collective Fossil Free Culture NL in the Van Gogh Museum.

The artists hung a 12-meter high text installation that read End of fossil fuel age now, urging the museum to cut their ties with Shell. The collective also presented its manifesto, which is an appeal to all cultural institutions in the Netherlands that accept money from the fossil industry to immediately break the ties with them.

Fossil Free Culture NL is convinced that artists, cultural workers and institutions play a crucial role in countering the climate crisis and is doing so by exposing the economic ties that cultural institutions have with companies like Shell. Maria Rietbergen of Fossil Free culture NL: More and more people are aware now that Shell is responsible for twice as much CO2 emissions than all Dutch citizens together. However, Shell has just indicated that it does not want to meet the demands of Milieudefensie to combat climate change, upon which the environmental organisation announced to take Shell to court. Shells major shareholders have recently rejected the climate resolution of Follow This requesting the company to set targets that are aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement to limit global warming to well below 2C. This is absolutely unacceptable. The climate crisis is the most significant existential crisis that humanity has ever consciously faced. The cultural sector must stop being an accomplice and simply stop accepting funds from Shell. Therefore: Van Gogh Museum, drop Shell!

Around 14:00 one of the approximately 35 performers of Fossil Free Culture NL took the floo...

18:37

Prayer and Meditation for Monday, June 11, 2018 The Beatitudes Jesus never promised us a blessed life without pain or suffering. "IndyWatch Feed War"

The messages in this world are often dangerous to us. The News is full of drug addiction, violence and suicide. But there is a source of purity and joy available to us always.

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Memorial of Saint Barnabas, Apostle
Lectionary: 580/359

Reading 1  ACTS 11:21B-26; 12:1-3

In those days a great number who believed turned to the Lord.
The news about them reached the ears of the Church in Jerusalem,
and they sent Barnabas to go to Antioch.
When he arrived and saw the grace of God,
he rejoiced and encouraged them all
to remain faithful to the Lord in firmness of heart,
for he was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and faith.
And a large number of people was added to the Lord.
Then he went to Tarsus to look for Saul,
and when he had found him he brought him to Antioch.
For a whole year they met with the Church
and taught a large number of people,
and it was in Antioch that the disciples
were first called Christians.Now there were in the Church at Antioch prophets and teachers:
Barnabas, Symeon who was called Niger,
Lucius of Cyrene,
Manaen who was a close friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.
While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said,
Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul
for the work to which I have called them.
Then, completing their fasting and prayer,
they laid hands on them and sent them off.

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18:36

Nasrallah's unprecedented appeal to Israelis (not only to Jews) "IndyWatch Feed War"

One of the ways in which Zionists controlled the discourse about Arab-Israeli conflict in the West is by insisting on presenting to the West whatever they select (and distort and fabricate) about Arab discourse on Zionism and Judaism.  From the days of Yehoshovat Harkabi (former Israeli director of military intelligence and official expert on Arab statements on Judaism and Zionism) to the days of MEMRI--or even the writings of Bernard Lewis: there is a Zionist industry to produce only the ugly and hateful of Arab political discourse.  There is so much about Arab political discourse that is deliberately not being covered by MEMRI and the likes--because it does not fit into the Zionist political agenda.  On Jerusalem Day, Hasan Nasrallah concluded a long speech about Palestine with a direct appeal to Israelis. This is rather unprecedented from an Arab resistance group.  He said (my translation): "We don't want to kill, we don't want to destroy, we dont want to throw anyone into the sea. We say in a fully civil way, ride your ships and planes and return to your countries where you came from.  As for the indigenous Jews who are part of Palestinian people, those stay in Palestine...This is the message of Islam and this is the message of resistance, and this is the message of the people of the region.  No one wants to perpetrate a new Holocaust or anything like that as Netanyahu says".

18:25

Muslim leader: Ramadan is the pious month of jihad and killing "IndyWatch Feed War"

Flag of Islam will be hoisted in India and America. (PM) Modi will be killed. India and Israel will get disintegrated as more and more martyrs will be produced. One would think that vowing that a neighboring head of state will be murdered would be actionable, but it is unlikely that the leaders of the []

18:15

#june11 Communication is a weapon "IndyWatch Feed War"

Solidarity video for the June 11, International day of solidarity with long term anarchist prisoners.

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Tomorrow is the international day of solidarity with long term anarchist prisoners. Read all our articles about June 11: here.

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17:58

Ramadan in Somalia: Muslims murder U.S. soldier, injure four others in firefight "IndyWatch Feed War"

The troops had been on a mission to clear al-Shabaab from contested areas as well as villages the militants controlled, and establish a permanent combat outpost to expand the reach of the Somali state. Theyll never succeed in this without confronting the ideology that al-Shabaab represents, and upon which it recruits among Muslims. But the []

17:56

Hassan Nasrallah on Israeli Warmongering & US Sanctions: Hezbollah Stronger than Ever, Resistance Not For Sale "IndyWatch Feed War"

Speech of Hezbollah Secretary General Sayed Hassan Nasrallah on May 25, 2018, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 18th anniversary of the Liberation of Lebanon. Translation: unz.com/sayedhasan Transcript: In Any Upcoming War, Hezbollah will Surely Defeat Israel  [] Despite all the intimidation, all the threats, all the blockades, (despite the inscriptions on the) []

17:34

Iraqi ballot box storage site catches fire in Baghdad "IndyWatch Feed War"

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A provincial council leader says all the ballot boxes and papers in the storage site have been destroyed

17:18

Kurd-Arab council ready for 'unconditional talks' with the Syrian government "IndyWatch Feed War"

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17:13

Youngsters Disabled for Life by Israels Shoot-to-Cripple Policy in Gaza "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Stuart Littlewood | American Herald Tribune | June 10, 2018 Writing in the BMJ (British Medical Journal) the Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Gaza, Dr Nafiz Abu-Shaban, reports that the death and injury toll by sniper fire, as at 18 May, was 117 dead, including 13 children, and 12,271 injured, of whom []

17:06

Erdogan says Austrias crackdown on jihadi imams is leading toward a war between the cross and the crescent "IndyWatch Feed War"

Make no mistake: Erdogan is itching for such a war. He is the only one talking about it. Certainly the desiccated Leftist internationalists who lead Western Europe are horrified at such a prospect, and will find no measure of appeasement and accommodation too low to stoop in order to head it off. But Erdogan is []

17:01

What is Israel doing in Alaska?! "IndyWatch Feed War"

From the Peace Report, June 5, 2018

Israel will be testing their Arrow 3 weapons system, among other things, on Kodiak Island, Alaska in the summer of 2018. The Arrow 3 weapons system was funded and developed by both Israel and the United States. All amenities and resources will be provided for the Israeli military free of charge, paid for by American taxpayers. Kodiak has a long history of pollution from the Pentagon that they are still trying to clean up from WW2.

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16:56

Statement of Unity by Korean Americans and Allies on the Historic Inter-Korean Summit and the Upcoming U.S.-North Korea Summit "IndyWatch Feed War"

Since the historic April 27 summit between the leaders of North and South Korea at Panmunjom, longstanding tensions and war threats on the Korean peninsula have given way to the promise of peace and reconciliation.

Soon, another historic summit, between the United States and North Korea, will take place in Singapore. The two parties, which not too long ago were on the brink of war, will finally sit down to discuss a peaceful settlement to the Korean War. All eyes of the world will be on this momentous event, which could determine not only the fate of the Korean peninsula and Northeast Asia but also the prospect of global peace.

WeKorean Americans who have long fought for peace and the self-determined unification of the Korean peninsula, and allies who stand on the side of peace and justice and share a critical stake in the struggle for peace in Koreawish to make clear our views on the recent inter-Korean summit and the upcoming U.S.-North Korea summit.

1. We applaud the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity, and Unification of the Korean peninsula. 

In the Panmunjom Declaration, the leaders of North and South Korea solemnly declared before the 80 million Korean people and the whole world that there will be no more war on the Korean Peninsula and thus a new era of peace has begun. They also pledged to work together for independent unification.

The two leaders held hands as they crossed back and forth over the military demarcation line, demonstrating that the arbitrary line no longer has the power it once possessed as a symbol of division and confrontation. Should the governments of North and South Korea as well as the 80 million Koreans on the peninsula and the diaspora come together to implement the Panmunjom Declaration, we can realize peace, prosperity, and unification of the Korean peninsula.

2. We welcome the U.S.-North Korea summit. 

We hope the scheduled U.S.-North Korea summit will end seven decades of hostile relations between the United States and North Korea and usher in a new era of peaceon the Korean peninsula, in Northeast Asia as well as for the rest of the world.

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16:52

Ramadan in France: Muslim who killed his 5-month-old daughter says without eating, my nerves were on edge "IndyWatch Feed War"

Shouldnt the French authorities accept this explanation and free this man? Wouldnt doing otherwise be Islamophobic? Muslim Indicted for Shaking Baby to Death Blames Ramadan Fasting for Making Him On Edge, by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, June 9, 2018: A Muslim man in France who was indicted for manslaughter for shaking his 5-month-old daughter to death []

16:43

Ramadan in India: Muslim recites Quran verses, kills his 4-year-old daughter as sacrificial offering to Allah "IndyWatch Feed War"

He slit her throat. That is, of course, a way to murder that is sanctified in the Quran: When your Lord inspired to the angels, I am with you, so strengthen those who have believed. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieved, so strike upon the necks and strike from them []

16:39

The MoA Week In Review - Open Thread 2018-28 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Last week's posts on Moon of Alabama: June 5 - John Bolton Wants No Deal With North Korea Or Iran - But Is There Any Other Choice? Trump is in Singapore to meet Kim Jong-un. Bolton will take part in...

16:32

Vote to End Fractional Reserve Banking in Switzerland "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: Reuters: A radical plan to transform Switzerlands financial landscape by barring commercial banks from creating money when they lend looked set to fail, according to initial projections on Sunday. The vote, called under Switzerlands system of direct democracy after gathering more than 100,000 signatures, wanted to make the Swiss National Bank (SNB) the []

16:30

Islamicize Me Day 25: Our Dhimmi Converts to Islam! "IndyWatch Feed War"

On Day 25 of Islamicize Me, the gangs dhimmi decides to become a Muslim, and the gang figures out a way to deal with the infamous Robert Spencer! To visit Vocabs channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/vocabmalone To visit Jons channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1ok PATREON: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=3615911 TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Acts17 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php? MINDS: https://www.minds.com/Acts17Apologetics WEBSITE: http://www.acts17.net Thanks to everyone for watching Islamicize Me, []

16:18

Israel says it destroyed Hamas undersea tunnel "IndyWatch Feed War"

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16:09

Oregon: Muslim food truck work calls black woman n-r, throws bottle at her for trying to pay with change "IndyWatch Feed War"

No, this is not a jihad incident. This is an incident that illustrates the mindset of all too many Muslims, including jihadists. We see here the effects of growing up in a culture that sanctifies violence and has contempt for women and blacks. And it is noteworthy that this story has gotten virtually no attention []

16:04

Robert Spencer: The History of Jihad from Muhammad to ISIS "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Rebel, by Jon Cardillo, May 1, 2018: On last nights episode of Off The Cuff Declassified, Author and Director of JihadWatch.org Robert Spencer joined me to discuss his newest book The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS. Using eyewitness accounts from people on the Continue reading

15:47

Sword and Scimitar: A Look into Raymond Ibrahims New Book "IndyWatch Feed War"

Front Page Magazine, by Jamie Glazov, May 28, 2018: Frontpage Interviews guest today is Raymond Ibrahim, an author, public speaker, and Middle East and Islam specialist. He is currently a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a Continue reading

15:40

"Betting the Farm" in SW Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Syrian military is preparing to launch their largest offensive of the war next week, as they finalize their plans to kickoff this imperative operation in the provinces of Daraa and Al-Quneitra. According to a military source in Damascus, the...

15:32

Editorialising, omission and inaccuracies from BBCs Evan Davis "IndyWatch Feed War"

The June 7th edition of BBC Twos main news programme Newsnight included an interview conducted by presenter Evan Davis with the Israeli prime minister available here in the UK or here.

Notwithstanding the fact that he spent a significant proportion of the interview interrupting his interviewee, Davis questions related to three topics: the JCPOA deal between the P5+1 and Iran, recent events along the Gaza Strip-Israel border and the peace process.

On the first topic BBC audiences heard Davis repeatedly opine that military action against Iran is inevitable but ineffective. Notably, when the subject of Irans financing of regional terror was...

15:30

John F. Kennedy and the Question of World Peace "IndyWatch Feed War"

by Willy B Source: John F. Kennedy Library I don't normally write about historical anniversaries. They're usually well covered by a plethora of writers much better than I. But today's date marks an event which intersects a project I began...

15:29

Quds Day: Iranian regime vows to destroy Israel, but thousands of Iranians stand with Israel, reject Islamic terror "IndyWatch Feed War"

Some noteworthy news from Iranian ex-Muslim Amil Imani: As the terrorist and murderous Iranian regime celebrated today #QudsDay in which it vowed to annihilate Israel, thousands of Iranians rejected this & tweeted: #WeStandWithIsrael.The hatred of the Mullah regime will not stop the love, respect & friendship between our peoples. And: []

15:12

Video from London: Massive crowds gather to hear Geert Wilders demand Tommy Robinsons release "IndyWatch Feed War"

And I tell you, to the governments. You can throw us in jail, but you will never defeat us. Because, my friends, for every Tommy whom you imprison, thousands will rise up. So take notice, Theresa May. Take notice, Dutch Prime Minister Rutte. Take notice, Mrs. Merkel or President Macron. Take notice: the future is []

14:55

Election Omens: Blue Wave or 2018 Flushes? "IndyWatch Feed War"

By Thomas L. Knapp William Lloyd Garrison Center June 7, 2018 Coming out of the 2016 presidential election, Democrats had reason for optimism about their House and Senate prospects in 2018. In the last 21 midterm elections (starting with FDRs first term), the presidents party has gained seats in both houses of Congress []

14:46

Is Putin Is Freeing Europe, One Country At A Time? by J "IndyWatch Feed War"

Marine Le Pen says Putin is liberating Europe, and she's right. Le Pen, says she sees signs of what in her opinion is the beginning of Europes liberation. Soaring popularity of right-of-center forces in several European nations, coupled with Putins...

14:31

Iraq names judges to take over elections commission "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Politicians have expressed fears that the new appointments are part of a move to overturn the election results

14:30

Ronan Tynan kicks off World Cup anti-Russia campaign by implying US war crimes work of Putin "IndyWatch Feed War"

The big push to derail and/or exploit the Russian world cup for political gain has been unofficially launched today, with a gasp-inducing piece of misdirection by Ronan L Tynan on Twitter. In case he decides to airbrush this shameful performance out of existence we have helpfully screen capped it for his records. He began by posting an Amnesty video of a family in Raqqa who were allegedly killed by coalition (US) bombing after the vid was taken. The US destruction of Raqqa is of course a modern war crime, so heinous even Amnesty feels forced to acknowledge it, describing it as a US-led war of annihilation. And lets also be clear, the video specifically and repeatedly states the family was in Raqqa. It says it at the beginning: In the middle: And at the end, where it additionally specifies the family were killed by the criminal coalition bombing: So, Ronan must have known their deaths had nothing to do with Russia or Putin. But look at how he presented this video to the world on

14:15

Betty Boop: Death By Hanging From a Doorknob The Signature of Pedophilia-Related Assassinations? Eleven People So Far Who Knew Doorknobs Could Be So Deadly? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hung on doorknobsmeans choked for speaking out against the cabal.

According to the Corporate Controlled Media -Spade hanged herself with a scarf on a doorknob in one of the bedrooms of their home, reports the New York Post.

By the way, LRen Scott, (former girlfriend of Nate Rothschild), Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington from Linkin Park and Robin Williams four other different people all also allegedly committed suicide by hanging themselves from a doorknob with a scarf.

First of All-How high are these doorknobs? Wouldnt your feet and probably your whole body touch the floor? Second of all, what kind of scarves are these? I dont think I have any scarves strong enough to do the jobIs there some suicide scarf collection out there?

I think this trend of hanging oneself on doorknobs with scarves stinks to high heaven. I am having a hard time buying it.

Sounds like some sort of calling card from the real killers.

https://pagesix.com//kate-spades-suicide-eerily-similar-t/

I was curious so I looked it up again. Robin Williams supposedly hanged himself with a tie from his doorknob.

The Queen of the Netherlands sister just hung herself from her door knob. That particular Queen stepped down after allegations of having hunts where children were raped and massacred by her dinner guests.

Fashion Designer Alexander McQueen hung himself with a scarf on his closet doorknob.

Aaoron Schwartz hung himself on his doorknob after he hacked into MIT Computers and found a huge stash of Child Pornography.

Michael Hutchence from the band INXS hung himself from his doorknob

Chester Bennington hanged himself with a belt from his doorknob. Chris Cornell hung himself with an elastic workout band tied to a carabiner from the doorknob in his hotel bathroom (Bennington and Cornell were fighting to save kids from High Level Pedophile Sex Rings).

Kate Spade and LRen Scott both hung themselves with red scarves from their doorknobs.

Who knew Doorknobs were so deadly?  

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14:00

Wayne Jett: 11 June Day of Cabal Atonement A New World Borning? Has Julian Assange Been Rescued? "IndyWatch Feed War"

NEW WORLD BORNING

Infant Justice Arrives June 11, 2018

Four booms and we take their money.  Possibly good news for Julian Assange.  Read full post.

Phi Beta Iota: Wayne Jett is the author of the most extraordinary book The Fruits of Graft, which documents how the Great Depressions was contrived by Wall Street with malice aforethought, with the active complicity of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

See Especially:

Review: The Fruits of Graft

Review: GriftopiaBubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

See Also:

Trump 2.0 The Long Game

Trump Revolution Series

13:15

CrimethInc. Tour in Sweden and Finland : From Democracy to Freedom & Resistance in the Age of Trump "IndyWatch Feed War"

This June, CrimethInc. operatives will be traveling throughout Sweden and Finland presenting on our book, From Democracy to Freedom, and comparing notes with Scandinavian anarchists, anti-fascists, and rebels about resistance to tyranny around the world. We will be visiting the book fairs in Stockholm and Malm and nearly a dozen other towns. Please join us at one of these events!

If you are interested in hosting a CrimethInc. presentation in your town, university, or elsewhere, contact us: rollingthunder@crimethinc.com.

June 2: Stockholm Anarchist Book Fair, Sweden

We will be presenting on From Democracy to Freedom at Stockholms day-long Anarchist Book Fair alongside many other speakers and publishers.

Democracy is the most universal political ideal of our day. George Bush invoked it to justify invading Iraq; Obama congratulated the rebels of Tahrir Square for bringing it to Egypt; Occupy Wall Street claimed to have distilled its pure form. From the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea to the autonomous region of Rojava, practically every government and popular movement calls itself democratic.

And yet it was democracy that brought Donald Trump to power, not to mention Adolf Hitler.

What is democracy, precisely? How can we defend ourselves against democratically-elected tyrants? Is there a difference between government and self-determination, and are there other ways to describe what we are doing together when we make decisions? Drawing on From Democracy to Freedom, the latest book from the CrimethInc. collective, we will explore these questions and more. Join us for a lively discussion!

June 4: Turku, Finland

Anarchist Resistance in the Trump Era // Trumpin aikakauden aktivismi Yhdysvalloissa

7 pm, here.

How did Trump come to power, and what does his rise tell us about this era? What strategies are anarchists in the USA using to counter Trumps agenda and the rise of grassroots nationalism?

Framing Trumps Presidency in a global context, we will discuss the new conditions for social struggle and explore the approaches to self-organization and self-defense that anarchists have employed in the United States since the end of 2016.

Miten Trump...

13:15

Bitcoin Tumbles Most in Two Weeks Amid South Korea Exchange Hack "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Bitcoin extended losses for a third day, tumbling as much as 6 percent Sunday as South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinrail said there was a cyber intrusion in its system.

The largest cryptocurrency declined 5.1 percent to $7,242 as of 5:28pm Hong Kong time, the biggest drop since May 23, according to data compiled by Bloomberg from Bitstamp pricing. That widens Bitcoins losses for the year to 48 percent. Peer cryptocurrencies Ethereum and Ripple fell at least 6.2 percent.

Coinrail said in a statement on its website that its reviewing its system due to hacking attempts. The exchange says it has managed to freeze all exposed NPXS, NPER and ATX coins, and that other cryptocurrencies are now being kept in a cold wallet. The statement is the only content available on the exchanges homepage, and contact information could not immediately be located.

The exchange trades more than 50 different cryptocurrencies and was the 98th largest, with a 24-hour volume of about $2.65 million, according to data from Coinmarketcap.com.

With assistance by Sharon Cho

Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-10/bitcoin-tumbles-most-in-two-weeks-amid-south-korea-exchange-hack

13:05

Emerging markets await US and European Central Bank meetings "IndyWatch Feed War"

No respite seen for fragile EM countries from tighter Federal Reserve policy

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Kate Allen, Roger Blitz and Michael Mackenzie

Central banks step into the limelight for investors this week, as European and US officials hold high-profile meetings, in what could prove a crucial moment for policymakers and particularly for emerging markets.

No respite for emerging markets from a strong dollar

Emerging markets are feeling the heat. Brazil has replaced Turkey in the pecking order of EM currencies under assault, as rising political uncertainty has pushed the real towards R$4 against the dollar, its lowest level in two years.

In recent weeks the likes of India, Indonesia, Turkey, Pakistan and the Philippines have raised their official interest rates. All told, EM countries have tightened policy 22 times in 2018 as the US dollar has gained altitude against the backdrop of the US Federal Reserve steadily retreating from easy money.

EM will find little respite from the developed market. Despite concerns that individual EM stories are coalescing into a broader EM problem, at this stage DM central banks are unlikely to respond, with both the Fed and ECB taking further steps towards tightening/ending easing next week, says Elsa Lignos at RBC Capital Markets. That leaves EM central banks as the main line of defence.

A surging dollar casts a hefty shadow over EM countries, which have been on a borrowing binge and have debt denominated in the reserve currency. A common feature of EM countries coming under the cosh are those with large current account deficits, such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa.

JPMorgans EM currency index has fallen 9 per cent from its mid-February peak and loiters near the lows seen in late 2016 The worry is that this trend has room to run.

A shrinking Fed balance sheet and US money market rates near 2 per cent mean investors can be far more discerning after a prolonged period of hunting for yield, notably in EM and risky areas of credit.

The story of recent months is that money is leaving previously hot and richly priced areas of the risk spectrum and heading for safer assets such as US money market funds. These have just seen the biggest weekly inflow since 2013 when the taper tantrum resonated. EM equity and bond Funds are seeing their longest redemption streaks since the fourth quarter of 2016, says EPFR.

Some, such as Urjit Patel, the governor of Indias central bank...

12:55

England and Theresa May"s Anti-Russian Shame "IndyWatch Feed War"

Theresa May fell back once again on a very tired, haggard, worn out, ugly old card of xenophobia, this time the old anti-Russian Bolshevik card, writes Matthew Jamison.

12:49

Vietnam tries to contain anti-China protests as plan for new economic zones sparks anger China Colonizing Vietnam? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Public anger mounts over a proposal to grant companies lengthy land leases (99 years), which some view as sweetheart deals for foreign and specifically Chinese firms

South China Morning Post and AFP
Sunday, 10 June, 2018, 5:53pm

Police in Vietnam detained more than a dozen protesters in the capital Hanoi on Sunday and halted demonstrations in other cities against plans for new special economic zones that the protesters fear would be dominated by Chinese investors.

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12:47

Deadly clashes as militants attack besieged Syrian government villages "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Fuaa and Kafraya make up a tiny pocket of government-held territory in Syria's northwest Idlib province

12:37

The battle for Hodeida: Saudis plan to pull the plug on Yemen's life support "IndyWatch Feed War"

The British government should stop cosying up to the Saudis and deter a possible attack on key port

12:25

Germany Was Defeated on the Eastern Front, Not Normandy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Germanys mighty Wehrmacht, which included the Luftwaffe, was destroyed by Stalins Soviet Union. The Red Army claims to have destroyed 507 German divisions, 48,000 German tanks, 77,000 German aircraft, and 100 divisions of Axis troops allied to Germany from Italy, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Finland.

12:24

Sometimes Tough Love Is What You Need "IndyWatch Feed War"

A community member tries to open the door of the 'Nizam-i Alem' mosque in Vienna after it was closed as part of seven radical mosques that the Austrian government announced they would shut down. (Photo: ALEX HALADA/AFP/Getty Images)A community member tries to open the door of the Nizam-i Alem mosque in Vienna after it was closed as part of seven radical mosques that the Austrian government announced it would shut down. (Photo: ALEX HALADA/AFP/Getty Images)

In October 2014, there was a shooting in Ottawa in which a Canadian soldier was killed. Following this terrorist attack, I wrote an open letter to all Canadians in which I made some strong recommendations to deal with radicalization. One of them was to temporarily shut down the mosques that are known to promote violence and hatred and have become cells where radicalization is taking place.

All hell broke loose, and I was lambasted from east to west for even suggesting that these mosques be shut down. Even BBCs Hardtalk host in his interview with me grilled me about this suggestion.

Today, I read the news that Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria just ordered the closing of seven mosques, banned some imams who are paid by Turkey and stopped foreign funding coming into Austrian mosques.

This is the best news I could have heard in the holy month of Ramadhan.

Of course there is a huge backlash with cries of racism and Islamophobia. Wannabe Caliph Erdogan, dictating to a democratic country, released a statement in which he said, Austrias move to expel imams and close mosques is part of an anti-Islamic, racist, discriminatory populous wave in the country.

I dont think so. I believe (and have said time and again) that right after 9/11, Muslim communities in the West should have taken the onus for the problem and started to look at where messages of hate are emanating from. Because we know its when hate is taught from the pulpit that radicalization and violence take deep root. We also know there are some places of worship that have been guilty of perpetuating messages of...

12:07

Why Werent Islamists Invited to the White House? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Muslims hold prayers across from the White House to protest while Trump was holding an Iftar dinner (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)Muslims hold prayers across from the White House to protest while Trump was holding an Iftar dinner. (Photo: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. President Donald Trump held his first Iftar dinner at the White House last week. Iftar is the traditional meal that breaks the day-long fast that Muslims observe during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

Although the list of the 40 Muslims who were invited was not disclosed, we do know some those invited as well as those excluded. In attendance were ambassadors from Muslim countries. Excluded were members of Muslim Brotherhood-linked Islamist groups, including the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA).

Trumps choice of attendees stands in sharp contrast to former President Obama, who invited these groups and their radical leaders into the White House. Not only did his administration have a history of empowering American Islamists (giving them a hand in rewriting military and intelligence training protocols and purging existing counterterrorism materials that made the connection between Islamism and terror), the Obama administration empowered the agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood across the Muslim world.

We saw how that went. Shortly after Obama assumed office, he made his famous Cairo speech, in which he insisted that members of Egypts banned Muslim Brotherhood a...

12:01

What Arabic Media Says About the US June 10, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Arabic media review

Why Trump Must Keep Pressure on Iran Al-Ain (Abu Dhabi)

An expert tells the publication that U.S. President Donald Trump should keep pressure on Iran. His comments were made after the U.S. ramped up sanctions on Tehran last week. The more Washington pressures Iran, the easier it is for America to counter Iranian attempts to destabilize the region, said founder and president of TRENDS Research & Advisory Dr. Ahmed Al Hamli.

 

War Between US and OPEC Fuelled by Oil El-Bilad (Algeria)

Theres a small chance oil prices will rise if theres a conflict between the U.S. and Iran over the straits of Hormuz and Bab al-Mandeb, oil expert Bouziane Mahmah told the Algerian outlet. If the U.S. launches any military move, Iran will close the waterways and oil prices will reach unprecedented levels.

 

America Is a Broken Chicken Leg Tishreen (Syria)

In an aggressive editorial, the Syrian daily lambastes the U.S. with neither rhyme nor reason. It opens: Forgery, deceit, lies and conspiracies accompanied by use of force these are the pillars of the colonialist culture adopted by the U.S. and still in use to spread its tentacles in order to achieve its colonialist ambitions to control countries, to steal their rights, to control their resources, their strategic sites and their ability to operate in world financial markets.

 

International Companies Prefer Dealing with US Over Iran Al-Arabiya (Saudi Arabi...

11:55

The Geostrategy That Guides Trump"s Foreign Policies "IndyWatch Feed War"

In any aristocracy, some members need to make compromises with other members, no matter how united they all are against the publics interests.

11:41

US Recognition of Jerusalem as israels Capital: A Travesty of History "IndyWatch Feed War"

  US Recognition of Jerusalem as Israels Capital: A Travesty of History By Kerry R Bolton US President Donald Trump at the Western Wall in occupied East Jerusalem on May 22, 2017 (Dan Hansen/White House) To understand Trumps policy reversal in recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel requires understanding the character of Zionism and Jerusalem []

11:31

Italian PM breaks with EU, backs Trumps call for Russia to return to G8 "IndyWatch Feed War"

New Italian PM agrees with US president that Kremlin should be back at the table.

 

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is shielded from the rain by an aide as he arrives in Quebec | Geoff Robins/AFP via Getty Images

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6/8/18, 3:52 PM CET

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LA MALBAIE, Canada Italys new prime minister, Giuseppe Conte, broke sharply with the EU on Friday at his first international summit, and joined U.S. President Donald Trumps call for Russia to be reinstated to the exclusive club of industrialized nations.

Trump called for Russias reinstatement as he left the White House to travel to the G7 leaders meeting in Quebec.

The Western powers and Japan ejected Russia from the G8 in 2014 in response to the Kremlins invasion, and subsequent annexation, of Crimea.

Conte posted his support for Trumps view on Twitter, apparently between meetings with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Its unclear if Tusk or Juncker were aware of Contes statement before their meetings.

At a news conference, Tusk and Juncker mostly sidestepped questions about Contes position, saying they expected there would be overall agreement on Russia policy. But they also pushed back on Trumps suggestion that Russia rejoin the club.

I see a lot of speculation about G6 plus 1 or G7 minus 1, or G7 plus one, Tusk said. But lets leave seven as it is. Its a lucky number. At least in our culture.

Tusk added that the G7 faced enough obstacles in their quest for unified positions without adding Russia back into the mix. Juncker, meanwhile, noted that EU leaders were re-engaging Russia in other formats, such as a recent economic forum in St. Petersburg attended by French President Emmanuel Macron.

But he said Russia still had to be held accountable for its action...

11:29

[Bc Giang] Du lch khm ph Cha B tnh Bc Giang "IndyWatch Feed War"

Cha B tnh Bc Giang l mt trong nhng ngi cha c o nht min t Kinh Bc, l

11:29

[Bc Giang] Du lch khm ph Cha Vnh Nghim tnh Bc Giang "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ba i danh lam v trung tm pht gio trc lm thi Trn gm: Yn T Ni pht hong

11:25

Israel"s Attack on the USS Liberty: A Half Century Later, Still No Justice "IndyWatch Feed War"

In early June of 1967, at the onset of the Six Day War, the Pentagon sent the USS Liberty from Spain into international waters off the coast of Gaza to monitor the progress of Israels attack on the Arab states. The Liberty was a lightly armed surveillance ship.

11:22

Houthi missile attack kills three in Saudi Arabia (Iranian Made Missiles?) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Three people in Saudi Arabia were killed in a Houthi missile attack. The International Committee of the Red Cross has evacuated staff from the port city of Hodeidah in anticipation of an assault by coalition forces.

    
A file photo of a missile launch from Houthi Rebels (Reuters/Houthi Military Media Unit)File photo

A missile launched from Yemen by the Houthi movement killed three civilians in the south of Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, according to Saudi state media.

The three people were the province of Jizan in southern Saudi Arabia which borders Yemen.

Al Arabiya English

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11:22

Hypocrite!: Anger as Brexit supremo Nigel Lawson applies for French residency "IndyWatch Feed War"

Hypocrite!: Anger as Brexit supremo applies for French residency Many of the long-time British immigrants in France expressed outrage at Lord Lawsons application for a residency permit By Associated Press British politician and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson participates in a debate on the EU at the Institute of Directors convention in London, []

11:16

Britain is dangerously close to a Brexit deal that is worse than staying or leaving the EU Laughter coming from Brussels "IndyWatch Feed War"

George Soros is too late. Just as the Hungarian-American financier launches his multi-million pound campaign for a second EU vote, Brussels has moved on.

Eurocrats no longer talk, even in private, about reversing Brexit. Its not that they have suddenly started to respect the will of the people. Rather, its that they have found what they see as an even better option. What could be better than a humiliated Britain begging to reverse its decision? Why, a humiliated Britain that remains in the EU without votes or a veto.

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The United Kingdom is inching toward an open-ended transition period that will leave almost everything as it is. Brussels will continue to run our agriculture, our fisheries, our overseas trade, our employment laws. We shall continue to pump our squillions across the Channel. Our laws will remain subject to Euro-judges. Only one significant thing will change: we shall lose our representation in the EU institutions and, with it, our ability to block harmful new laws.

By DANIEL HANNAN
The Telegraph
June 10, 2018

Why is Britain, the worlds fifth economy and fourth military power, contemplating a form of thraldom that none of the EUs other neighbours not Albania or Ukraine, never mind Norway would dream of accepting? Is it sheer ineptness, or do some of our officials actively want it?

Part of the problem is that Parliament has never truly accepted the referendum result. While MPs and peers have the right the duty, indeed to seek the best possible outcome, that is not what all of them are doing. Labours current position pro-customs union, anti-single market represents the worst of all worlds. As recently as February, the partys leaders were explaining how crazy it would be to stay in the customs union with no say. For Jeremy Corbyn, though, the question is not in or out of the customs union; it is in or out of office. If voting for a nonsensical proposition might hasten an early election, hell do it.

EU functionaries look on in awed disbelief. Why make any concessions when British politicians are doing their work for them? Far better to sit back and keep rattling out their clichs: you cant have your cake and eat it, and no cherry-picking (except when we want it, as in Northern Ireland).

Our negotiators seem to have concluded that their only option is to be conciliatory in the hope that the EU might reciprocate. One by one, they have handed away Britains bargaining chips. Preparations for a no-deal outcome have been paltry. Our ongoing payments are no longer tied, as was...

11:03

Israel launches surprise exercise in Golan Heights amid lingering Iran tensions reservists called up "IndyWatch Feed War"

Army says explosions, large troop movements should be expected in northern Israel over next few days; reservists called up

Times of Israel
June 10, 2018
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An Israeli soldier next to Merkava Mark IV tanks in the Golan Heights during a military drill on May 7, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY)
An Israeli soldier next to Merkava Mark IV tanks in the Golan Heights during a military drill on May 7, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY)

The military kicked off a surprise exercise in the Golan Heights on Sunday, calling up reservists amid ongoing tensions over Irans presence in nearby Syria.

A short while ago, a large-scale surprise military exercise began in the Golan Heights area, the army said in a statement.

In addition, as part of the exercise the system to call up reservists was activated, the army said.

The military stressed that the exercise was not tied to current events but was planned in advance as part of the 2018 training schedule.

However, participating units were kept in the dark in order to test their reaction and conduct in the case of an actual outbreak of violence.

The Israel Defense Forces said residents and visitors to the area could expect to hear explosions and see increased traffic of vehicles.

Israel has waged a quiet campaign against Irans military presence in Syria for several years. This campaign came to light and was stepped up considerably in February, after an Iranian drone carrying explosives briefly entered Israeli airspace before it was shot down, and Israel immediately launched a counterattack on the T-4 air base in central Syria from which the drone had been piloted.

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10:53

India arrests 15 over latest child abduction lynchings incited by social media "IndyWatch Feed War"

Vigilante mob killings sparked by fake news on social media.

Indian police have arrested 15 men after the latest in a spate of lynchings incited by rumours spread on WhatsApp of strangers abducting children, an officer said Sunday.

A mob in a mainly tribal area of the northeastern state of Assam pulled two men out of their car on Friday night and beat them to death before police could arrive.

AFP/File | Smartphones are fuelling rumours of child abductions in India

A video on YouTube shows the badly bruised and bleeding men pleading for their lives.

The two friends, residents of Guwahati city in the state, were returning from a picnic spot.

We have arrested 15 persons. We have also zeroed in on a couple of people who recorded and uploaded the video, senior state police official Mukesh Agrawal told AFP.

The villagers got suspicious of the strangers as for the last three or four days messages were going around on WhatsApp, as well as through word of mouth, about child lifters roaming the area, the officer said.

India has seen a string of similar vigilante mob killings sparked by fake news often looking like newspaper clippings circulated on social media.

Last month six people were killed in separate incidents in southern India prompted by rumours about a child kidnapping gang.

And last year eight men were killed in similar attacks in Jharkhand state in the east.

Experts say false news spreads like wildfire in rural India, with vulnerable and often illiterate first-time smartphone users unable to sift real news from fake.

10:47

USA using its illegal presence in Syria to protect ISIS terrorists "IndyWatch Feed War"

ALL REMAINING ISIS RESISTANCE ZONES IN SYRIA ARE IN US-CONTROLLED AREAS RUSSIAN MOD Source: RT Islamic State still keeps its presence in Syria, but only in US-controlled areas while those liberated by Syrian government forces areas are slowly recovering after terrorists defeat, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. All the remaining pockets of resistance []

10:44

Why American Businesses Should Be Terrified After President Trumps Comments on Trade "IndyWatch Feed War"

US President Donald Trump leaves after holding a press conference ahead of his early departure from the G7 Summit on June 9, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada.
US President Donald Trump leaves after holding a press conference ahead of his early departure from the G7 Summit on June 9, 2018 in La Malbaie, Canada.
Leon Neal Getty Images

By DAVID Z. MORRIS

FORTUNE
June 9, 2018

We as a nation lost $817 billion dollars on trade. Thats ridiculous and its unacceptable.

That premise underpinned President Donald Trumps bellicose statements on trade at the G7 leadership summit in Quebec, which climaxed with the stunning threat that the U.S. could...

10:42

The Economist on Marxs 200 years "IndyWatch Feed War"

The 200th anniversary of the birth of Marx has prompted The Economist to devote an article on Marx in its issue of May 5, 2018. Characteristically titled, Reconsidering Marx. Second time farce. Two hundred years after his birth, Marx remains surprisingly relevant!1 The article combines recognition that Marx was a genius with reactionary slandering that he was, after all, an evil genius and without him the world would certainly had been much better.

Naturally, one could not expect something different. Since the time Marxs ideas gained recognition in the labor movement, the main concern of the apologists of capital has been to refute them as false, dogmatic and dangerous. Nor do, of course, The Economists journalists offer something new; they simply repeat the usual simplistic distortions and misunderstandings their predecessors have offered innumerable times in the past. However, their argument is nevertheless of a certain interest. On the one hand, the part of it in which they vilify Marx displays the rancor and hatred of the apologists of the ruling classes, who being unable to counter the great thinker, embrace all kinds of nonsense they come across to slander and debase him. On the other hand, when discussing Marxs predictions, they openly confess their reactionary bourgeois fears regarding capitalisms present deadlock and his vindication, at least in some important points. It is worthwhile, therefore, to take a look at both aspects; all the more because The Economist is not a minor journal but the semi-official voice of the markets and of the views of the liberal (and in our times neo-liberal) wing of the bourgeoisie.

Marxs failures

A good subtitle for a biography of Karl Marx, The Economists gentlemen begin, would be a study in failure His ideas, they continue, were as much religious as scientific you might even call them religion repackaged for a secular age. He was a late date prophet describing the march of God on Earth. The fall from grace is embodied in capitalism; man is redeemed as the proletariat rises up against its exploiters and creates a communist utopia (p. 71, same in the following quotations).

The proofs are all very weighty:

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10:41

Homeland Securitys Massive New Database Will Include Face Recognition, DNA, and Peoples Non-Obvious Relationships "IndyWatch Feed War"

Via: EFF: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly building what will likely become the largest database of biometric and biographic data on citizens and foreigners in the United States. The agencys new Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will include multiple forms of biometricsfrom face recognition to DNA, data from questionable sources, []

10:41

Assad denies Moscow 'dictates' to Syrian government "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Syrian president plays down Russian influence in interview with UK newspaper

10:24

Delusional Assad denies Moscow running the show in Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

Assad admitted his government has disagreed with Russia and Iran throughout the countrys seven-year conflict Moscow intervened militarily in Syrias conflict in 2015, when Assads forces were struggling to hold territory against rebel fighters

DAMASCUS: Syrias President Bashar Assad denied Moscow is running the show in his war-torn country, saying in an interview released Sunday his government operates independently of its Russian and Iranian allies.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad during their meeting in Sochi on May 17, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad during their meeting in Sochi on May 17, 2018

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In a wide-ranging interview in Damascus with the Mail on Sunday, Assad slammed the United States and British military actions in Syria as colonial while praising supporter Russia.

Defiant: Bashar al-Assad talks to journalist Hala Jaber in his palace in Damascus last week

Defiant: Bashar al-Assad talks to journalist Hala Jaber in his palace in Damascus last week

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Weve had good relations with Russia for more than six decades now, nearly seven decades. They never, during our relation, try to dictate, even if there are differences, he told the British newspaper.

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Assad admitted his government has disagreed with Russia and Iran throughout the countrys seven-year conflict.

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Thats very natural, but at the end the only decision about whats going on in Syria and whats going to happen, its a Syrian decision, he said.

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Moscow intervened militarily in Syrias conflict in 2015, when Assads forces were struggling to hold territory against rebel fighters.

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Russian air strikes and military advisers have since helped regime troops seize back more than half the country.

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Te...

10:20

US Forces Albania to Take IS Fighters After Hosting MEK "IndyWatch Feed War"

US Forces Albania to Take IS Fighters After Hosting MEK Edi Rama at a NATO meeting (DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro) by Anne and Massoud Khodabandeh Albania will become a coordination center for fighters returning from ISIS to the Balkans, announced Bulgarias Prime Minister Boyko Borissov during a joint []

10:15

U.S. Expansionism 2 "IndyWatch Feed War"

Afghans, Parched for Water, March for Peace

June 5, 2018

10:07

Reasons for the USAs illegal occupation, Afghanistan has significant oil, natural gas and strategic raw material resources, not to mention opium "IndyWatch Feed War"

More American Troops to Afghanistan, To Keep the Chinese Out? Lithium and the Battle for Afghanistans Mineral Riches By Prof Michel Chossudovsky This article was first published by GR on September 18, 2017 Trump calls for escalation of the war in Afghanistan. Why? Is it part of the Global War on Terrorism, going after the []

10:00

The future of the world in the hands of American military drug addicts "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Malfeasance of the US Military. Fallible and Negligent Men Armed to the Teeth with Missiles and Nuclear Bombs By Helen Caldicott, In 2015, ninety-two American missile officers were suspended because they had been cheating, taking drugs, or sleeping in the missile silos. These men are employed to guard and to operate 150 nuclear missiles []

09:57

Join the Road to Hope "IndyWatch Feed War"

We invite you to see how the child survivors of ISIS brutality are beginning on the road to recovery.

While you and I take friends, food, TV and a game for granted, these youngsters count their blessings every day. Theyre in the very capable hands of the Springs of Hope Foundation, a Clarion partner.

Four children agreed to talk to us about their experiences and did so with smiles on their faces, a sign that they are headed in the right direction.

 

 

Learn more about the stories of displaced children the victims of ISIS in our film Faithkeepers.

 

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09:12

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09:02

Vietnam police halt protests against new economic zones Fear of Chinese dominance "IndyWatch Feed War"

No Leasing Land to China even for Anytime  South China Sea dispute spills ashore.

Police in Vietnam detained more than a dozen protesters in the capital Hanoi on Sunday and halted demonstrations in other cities against plans for new special economic zones that the protesters fear will be dominated by Chinese investors.

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Protesters hold a banner which reads No Leasing Land to China even for Anytime during a demonstration against a draft law on the Special Economic Zone in Hanoi, Vietnam June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Staff

Vietnam said in May last year it planned to open three special economic zones that offer investors greater incentives and fewer restrictions than available in the country at present.

The draft law does not identify potential foreign investors that can lease land for up to 99 years in the zones, but the protesters fear it will be dominated by neighboring China.

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Police disperse a demonstration against a draft law on the Special Economic Zone in Hanoi, Vietnam June 10, 2018. REUTERS/Staff

The demonstrators carried anti-China banners, including one that said No leasing land to China even for one day, on a busy street near Hanois Hoan Kiem Lake.

Police later bundled more than dozen protesters into vehicles and drove away. Similar demonstrations took place on Sunday in other cities throughout the country, including the economic hub Ho Chi Minh City, and were dispersed by police, activists said on social media. It was not clear if other protesters had been detained.

The government said on Saturday that it had asked the National Assembly to delay a vote on the draft law to allow for more research on the legislation.

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08:45

We are all created for intimacy with God, which is a sharing in His life. Prayer for Sunday, June 10, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed War"

The wisdom of the world is foolishness to God

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Reflection by The Most Rev Msgr William Goh Archbishop of Singapore

Sunday, June 10, 2018

SHARING IN GODS LIFE THROUGH HIS WISDOM AND HIS WILL

SCRIPTURE READINGS: [ GN 3:9-152 COR 4:13-5:1MK 3:20-35 ]

Of all questions we have in life, only two are really important: namely, where did we come from? And what is our purpose in life?   These two questions are answered clearly in the opening chapter of Genesis.  Firstly, we all come from God, whom we acknowledge as our creator.  Secondly, we are all created for intimacy with God, which is a sharing in His life.  This invitation to intimacy with God is anthropomorphically portrayed in the dialogal relationship between God and Adam in the garden of Eden.  Yes, such is  the privilege of man.

But what does it mean to share in His life?  Concretely, this necessarily entails a sharing of His mind and will; or if you like, His knowledge and love; or His wisdom and compassion.   In other words, when we share in the knowledge and wisdom of God, we will also come to share in His will, which is His love.  Hence, knowing and willing in unity with God is to share in Gods being and life.  Conversely, the failure to share in His knowledge results in mans will being at variance with His will.

Indeed, the mistake of our first Parents is our mistake as well.  It is an existential and historical fact that man is not interested in sharing in Gods knowledge and thus is always fighting against Gods will.   Like Adam and Eve, we do not seek to grow in the knowledge of God through our intimacy with Him.  Instead, we seek consort with the serpent, listening to him and trusting in his wisdom, which is that of the worlds.  Like our first parents, we are fooled into believing that the knowledge of the world symbolized in the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,  is the way to life.  Indeed, if God forbade Adam And Eve...

08:44

Map Update: Syrian Government Forces Operation Against ISIS Cells In Al-Suwayda "IndyWatch Feed War"

Map Update: Syrian Government Forces' Operation Against ISIS Cells In Al-Suwayda

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the National Defense Forces (NDF) and other pro-government factions have continued their military operation against ISIS cells in the eastern part of the province of al-Suwayda.

Since the start of the operation in the area on June 2, government forces have re-established control of Marar Hill, the village of Ashrfya and the area of Beir Aura.

According to pro-government sources, the SAA, the NDF and others are now developing their advance on ISIS positions from the northwestern, southwestern and southeastern directions. Clashes are ongoing near the villages of Khirbat Umbashi, Kihrbat Jarbu and Hibbariyah.

The operation in eastern al-Suwayda shows that despite the formal defeat of ISIS in central Syria, the terrorist groups cells are still active in even formally liberated areas within the government-held area. The most notable threat is posed by ISIS terrorists operation in the Homs-Deir Ezzor desert and in the Euphrates Valley, on the eastern bank of the river.

These cells have recently increased their activity and have carried out large attacks on positions of the SAA and the NDF in the provinces of Homs and Deir Ezzor.

Fierce clashes took place at the government-held city of al-Bukamal, near the Syrian-Iraqi border, on June 3, June 8 and June 9. It should be noted that, according to sources in the SAA, ISIS conducted its attacks from the eastern bank of the Euphrates, which is the zone of responsibility of the US-led coalition.

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08:25

US-China: Why Taiwan is back on the agenda "IndyWatch Feed War"

For decades seen as the most likely spark for a Sino-US conflict the island of 23m people is again at the centre of growing tension

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Tom Mitchell in Beijing, Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington and Edward White in Taipei 

A US Senate delegation visiting Beijing in March expected its conversations with Chinese officials to be dominated by talk of a trade war between the two countries and President Donald Trumps plans to meet North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un. Instead the five-member delegation visiting on the same day that Mr Kim was in the Chinese capital received an earbashing from Chinese officials seething over Taiwan.

The meetings came just weeks after the Senate had passed, and Mr Trump had signed, the Taiwan Travel Act, which formally encouraged more exchanges between US officials and their counterparts on the free, democratic and self-governed island. For Chinese officials, Taiwan is an inalienable part of their sovereign territory that they believe they will one day recover.

For Washington the One China policy is the bedrock of Sino-US relations. Under a diplomatic fudge that has lasted four decades, the US formally recognises Beijing but also maintains unofficial ties with the island of 23m people.

In an effort to calm his angry hosts at the National Peoples Congress on March 28, Steve Daines, the Montana Republican who led the US delegation, focused his closing remarks on their concerns about US-Taiwan relations. According to three people who attended the meeting, the senator concluded by saying that we only have one embassy in China, here in Beijing, and one ambassador who is sitting right next to me as he gestured towards Terry Branstad who took up the ambassadorship last year.

The senators deft diplomatic response is a reminder that, for Beijing, Taiwan and other core interests related to territorial sovereignty could be the real tripwires in the worlds most consequential bilateral relationship, rather than more visible friction over trade and North Korea. Indeed, for decades it was Taiwan rather than Chinas more recent militarisation of outposts in the South China Sea that was viewed as the most likely trigger for any clash between Chinese and US forces....

08:05

Anthony Bourdain was regularly suicidal after end of first marriage "IndyWatch Feed War"

On TV shows such as No Reservations and Parts Unknown, chef Anthony Bourdain presented the image of an alpha male of the world.

Beneath the swagger and mischievous grin, however, loomed a history of lethally destructive behavior. Soon after his first marriage ended in 2005, as Bourdain related in his book Medium Raw, he was aimless and regularly suicidal during a stretch in the Caribbean. He recounted getting drunk and stoned the kind of drunk where youve got to put a hand over one eye to see straight and said he would peel out in his 44 on his way back from nightly trips to the brothels.

His state of mind improved upon meeting a woman in London. At that point, wrote Bourdain, my nightly attempts at suicide ended.

But on Friday, the chef-turned-star was found dead from an apparent suicide in a room at the luxurious Le Chambard Hotel in Kaysersberg, France. He was 61 and had reportedly hanged himself with the belt of his bathrobe.

A self-acknowledged reformed addict of heroin and cocaine I would have robbed your medicine cabinet had I been invited to your house, he confessed in a 2013 Ask Me Anything session on Reddit Bourdain was loved by those in the food world and beyond.

He taught us about food but more importantly, about its ability to bring us together. To make us a little less afraid of the unknown, Barack Obama tweeted. The former president made a memorable appearance on Parts Unknown, joining Bourdain for noodles and beer in a Hanoi restaurant with plastic stools.

Adventurous, literary and real, Bourdain redefined the idea of the celebrity chef with his culinary travel shows No Reservations on the Travel Channel and CNNs Parts Unknown, both of which emphasized the exploration of global cultures beyond just food. Characterized as ...

07:56

New York Times reporter broke the biggest rule in journalism "IndyWatch Feed War"

On previous occasions, Ive written about the blunt way legendary New York Times editor Abe Rosenthal dealt with a conflict of interest. The story bears repeating after the indictment of a top Senate official over his contacts with reporters, including one from the Times with whom he had a romantic relationship.

The Rosenthal standard on conflicts was shaped by a remarkably similar case decades ago. Soon after a woman who had covered politics in Philadelphia was hired by the Times, a story from Philly said she had a secret affair with a politician she covered and accepted expensive gifts from him.

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Rosenthal asked the woman if the story was true and, when she replied yes, immediately told her to clean out her desk and said she would never again work for the paper.

Word of the incident spread quickly through the newsroom, and several female reporters complained to Rosenthal. They argued that the woman was treated unfairlyand, at which point, Abe raised his finger for silence and said something to this effect: I dont care if you fk an elephant on your personal time, but then you cant cover the circus for the paper.

The meeting was over, case closed.

His point was not about private conduct. It was about the credibility of the paper. When the two conflict, the paper must come first.

That lesson came rushing back to me as I read about the case involving

Rosenthal asked the woman if the story was true and, when she replied yes, immediately told her to clean out her desk and said she would never again work for the paper.

Word of the incident spread quickly through the newsroom, and several female reporters complained to Rosenthal. They argued that the woman was treated unfairlyand, at which point, Abe raised his finger for silence and said something to this effect: I dont care if you fk an elephant on your personal time, but then you cant cover the circus for the paper.

The meeting was over, case closed.

His point was not about private conduct. It was about the credibility of the paper. When the two conflict, the paper must come first.

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07:55

The BBCs ME editors odd depiction of the Iranian nuclear programme "IndyWatch Feed War"

The US State Departments web page concerning the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) describes its purpose as follows:

On July 14, 2015, the P5+1 (China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States), the European Union (EU), and Iran reached a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to ensure that Irans nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful. [emphasis added]

At the time the deal was reached the UN issued a statement saying:

The United Nations has welcomed the agreement reached between international negotiators and the Government of Iran as the two parties pave the way for a viable solution on the Gulf countrys nuclear programme and towards possible peace in the region. [emphasis added]

On the same day, the IAEA put out a statement that included the following:

With respect to the clarification of outstanding issues related to the possible military dimensions to Irans nuclear programme, the IAEA and Iran have, earlier today, agreed a Road-map as part of the Framework for Cooperation between the Agency and Iran. [emphasis added]

The British government announced that:

Prime Minister David Cameron has made a statement following agreement being reached in Vienna on Irans nuclear programme. [emphasis added]

In May 2017 the BBC reported that:

In a deal with world powers in 2015, Iran accepted curb...

07:38

Berlins punk-rock district charges into battle against Google "IndyWatch Feed War"

Global cities from Seoul to Tel Aviv have welcomed Google with open arms, but in the bohemian Berlin district of Kreuzberg the Silicon Valley giant has found itself on the frontlines of gentrification trench warfare.

AFP / by Daphne ROUSSEAU | Activists in Kreuzberg are pulling no punches in their battle against Google

Its new Berlin hub now in the making 3,000 square metres (32,000 square feet) hosting offices, a cafe and a coworking space in a once-derelict industrial building is set to be the latest outpost of California startup culture in Europe.

But a campaign dubbed Fuck Off Google has begun organising monthly demonstrations at the site of the companys future campus, set to open later this year.

The blunt slogan has been daubed atop the layers of posters and graffiti that cover all available public wall space in artsy, multicultural and left-leaning Kreuzberg and adorns the bridges along its tree-shaded canal.

Its extremely violent and arrogant of this mega-corporation, whose business model is based on mass surveillance and which speculates like crazy, to set up shop here, fumed a hacker and protest leader who asked to be identified only by his alias Larry Pageblank.

With hip Berlin drawing ever more people, and apartment prices steadily rising, gentrification is gathering pace and loads of people are already being thrown out of once working-class Kreuzberg, he charged.

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In fact, Berlin is no stranger to tech culture, and many IT newcomers lure programmers with offers of free beers, snacks or massages at the office and hierarchy-free leadership structures.

The citys Silicon Allee (Silicon Avenue) companies now make it one of Europes top destinations for investment into startups, beating London and Paris to the post last year with 3.1 billion euros ($3.6 billion) in capital raised.

Google already operates a co-working space, the so-called Factory in the affluent hipster neighbourhood of Prenzlauer Berg, while home-grown incubator Rocket Internet shepherds a flock of startups towards hoped-for greatness.

One of Berlins biggest successes, online fashion retailer Zalando, last year reported revenues of 4.5 billion euros less than a decade after its 2008 founding.

Such spots of light are vital for a city-state that lags behind wealthier regions in Germanys west and south.

Berlin is still recovering from the post-war decades as a relative backwater sliced in half and stranded deep inside communist East Germany, which co...

05:55

Those People Who Dug the Big Hole Under Switzerland Looking for the Higgs Boson Particle Bought New Zealand Dairy Farm "IndyWatch Feed War"

Everyone knows about the billionaires buying up rural land in New Zealand. Theyre not the only ones. CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) is getting in on the act too. Obviously, I expect to receive many nothing-to-see-here emails, but CERN is very strange. Also, I wish Bruce Cathie was still alive. Via: Stuff: The []

03:37

The Meaning of Little "IndyWatch Feed War"

June 06, 2018  /  Gilad Atzmon By Gilad Atzmon Patrick Little, whom the Jewish press refer to as a white supremacist, a neo Nazi and a nut-job ran as a Republican candidate in the California Senate race yesterday. Little insists that the Jews are over represented in American elite and government. He wants this to be fixed. []

02:40

Everybody Has a Right to Live: 5th week Poor Peoples Campaign "IndyWatch Feed War"


The week of June 10th is the fifth week of The Poor Peoples Campaign.  Its theme is Everybody Has a Right to Live focusing on Education, Income & Housing. 

Did you know that while the U.S. economy has grown 18-fold in the past 50 years, wealth inequality has expanded, the costs of living have increased, and social programs have been restructured and cut dramatically? 

We challenge the idea that our economy rewards hard-working individuals and, therefore, if only the millions of people in poverty acted better, worked harder, complained less and prayed more, they would be lifted up and out of their miserable conditions. 

Beginning in the 1970s, wages for the bottom 80% of workers have remained largely stagnant and today there are 64 million people working for less than $15 an hour. 

At the same time, the costs of basic needs like housing, health care and education have risen dramatically.  Over the past 30 years, rents have gone up faster than income in nearly every urban area of the country.  This has precipitated a structural housing crisis with 2.5 to 3.5 million people who are living in shelters, transitional housing centers and tent cities. 

Given the absence of good jobs and a strong social safety net, millions of people are left to fend for themselves.

The truth is that the 140 million poor people in the U.S. today are poor because the wealth and resources of our country have been flowing to a small number of people and federal programs are not meeting the growing needs of the poor. 

Everybody in the U.S. has a right to dignified jobs and living wages, housing, education, health care, welfare, and the right to organize for the realization of these rights. 

On Monday, June 11, at State Capitols around the nation, protests will be held focusing on these concerns.  Rallies will be followed by nonviolent civil disobedience.  Click here to find a Poor Peoples Campaign action near you. Hint: Click here to find your State Capitols zip code. 

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01:23

Erdogan Prepping New War Pitched as an Anti-PKK Operation "IndyWatch Feed War"

Ankara (GPA)  Turkeys military and Prime Minister have announced a new illegal ground campaign said to be an anti-PKK operation in Iraq.
turkish troops anti-pkk operation in iraqTurkish soldiers at border crossing in southern Turkey

On Friday, the Turkish government announced yet another illegal incursion into a neighboring country. This time the target isnt Syria but Iraq, more specifically, the headquarters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) a group deemed terrorists by Turkey, the European Union, and the US in the northern Qandil Mountains.

According to remarks made by Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on Friday, Turkey is already prepared to launch this operation and that the military has already been positioned some 30 km into northern Iraq, working to prevent infiltrations and terror activities there. Much like the operations in Syria, Yildrim says Turkey is again only doing what is necessary for border security.

Unlike Turkeys Syria campaigns, Yildrim did say that this time Iraq (and their ally Iran) would not oppose a larger Turkish presence as long as the focus is the PKK since the PKK harms everyone. According to Ankara, since this villainy of the PKK is an undisputed fact, this justifies their operation to smash the base of operations from which the group launches international attacks and provocations and traps.

Related: Afrin: Turkeys Operation Olive Branch Is Testing the US-Kurdish Alliance

It is likely that if this operation goes forward it will be as bloody as Operation Olive Branch in northern Syria as Yildrim seemed to acknowledge, saying:

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01:03

Hating Russia Is a Full-Time Job.Who is Driving the Hostility towards Russia? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Neocons resurrect tribal memories to fan the flames By Philip Giraldi Global Research, June 05, 2018 Having just returned from a trip to Russia, I am pleased to report that the Russian people and the officialdom that I encountered displayed none of the vitriol towards Americans that I half expected as a response to the vilifying []

00:57

The Trump Administration Should Treat Islamists Like The Mafia "IndyWatch Feed War"

The United West, June 9, 2018: The analogue is so close that, reading public statements from the early 1970s and replacing Italian with Muslim, youd be hard-pressed to spot the in-congruence. Source:  The Federalist,  By David Reaboi and Kyle Shideler, January 2, Continue reading

00:54

Senior Iranian Officials to Al-Ahed: Victory Belongs To The Palestinians "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mokhtar Haddad 09-06-2018 | 15:13 Mass rallies were held in the capital Tehran and numerous other cities in the Islamic Republic of Iran on the occasion of International Quds Day, heeding the call of Imam Khomeini and the great Ayatollah Sayyed Ali Khamenei in support of the oppressed Palestinian people. The Iranians affirmed their support []

00:44

On Intl Quds Day: Sayyed Safieddine Articulates Important Stances in Interview with Al-Ahed "IndyWatch Feed War"

Maysaa Mokaddem 09-06-2018 | 12:03 On the occasion of International Quds Day, the Head of Hezbollahs Executive Council, Sayyed Hashem Safieddine, sat down for a comprehensive interview with al-Ahed, covering developments surrounding al-Quds, Palestine, the deal of the century, the Arab World and the regional situation as well as internal Lebanese affairs. Quds Day this []

00:32

Libyan Nation Army Captures Two Key District In Central Derna (Map, Video) "IndyWatch Feed War"

Libyan Nation Army Captures Two Key District In Central Derna (Map, Video)

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On June 9, the Libyan Nation Army (LNA) continued its advance in the northeastern city of Derna and captured the districts of Shiha al-Garbiyah and Shiha al-Sharqiyah after heavy clashes with the Shura Council of Mujahedeen in Derna (SCMD), according to the LNA media center.

The Libyan outlet Africa Gate News revealed that Ayoub Yahya al-Asty Omar, a son of the SCMD top security commander, was killed by the LNA during the ongoing clashes in Derna.

According to Libyan sources, the LNA is now evacuating the civilians from Derna and preparing to launch its final attack on the remaining positions of the SCMD in the heart of the coastal city.

The LNA launched its attack on the SCMD positions in Shiha al-Garbiyah and Shiha al-Sharqiyah on June 8. Despite that SCMD fighters managed to destroy some vehicles of the LNA, they failed to repel the attack.

The remaining positions of the SCMD in the district of al-Shabah and the area of Wast al-Balad are expected to witness heavy clashes in the upcoming hours, as the LNA appears to be determined to neutralize the SCMD leadership.

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00:04

Fees are Driving Expat Familes Out Of Saudi. by J "IndyWatch Feed War"

A new fee for expats dependents in Saudi Arabia will be paid in advance at the time of residency visa issuance from July 1 this year. According to the Saudi Gazette, the fee would be paid annually when a residence...

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23:52

Bas Heijne's 'Hollands Perspectief' 3 "IndyWatch Feed War"


Bas Heijne's woorden in de NRC: 

Het is mijn ambitie geweest de onderstromen zichtbaar te maken.
Daar ga ik de komende tijd mee door in NRC, maar niet op deze plaats. Het afgelopen jaar begon juist de vorm van de column te knellen, als een mooie maar iets te strakke broek. Juist de broodnodige opwinding over de actualiteit waarop columns gedijen, begon bij mij af te nemen. Rutte I had ik gevolgd, en Rutte II, en Rutte III. 
Had ik nog zin in Rutte IV en V?
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23:23

Geert Wilders: Freedom is behind bars. Tommy is behind bars. And that is totally unacceptable "IndyWatch Feed War"

Voice of Europe, June 9, 2018: Thousands of protesters gathered in London today and demanded the release of activist Tommy Robinson. One of the events main speakers was the leader of the Dutch Party for Freedom, Geert Wilders. Wilders, who Continue reading

23:20

Canadian connection in the Martin Luther King assassination "IndyWatch Feed War"

Montreal. What a city. It seems we have a Montreal connection to two additional assassinations that took place in the US. What are the odds? I mean, really? But not just Montreal, alone. 
In fact same as John Wilkes Booth and his cronies had ties to Montreal and Toronto. So did James Earl Ray. In both locations, both assassins, had 'friends' in all the right places.
Coincidentally, Lee Harvey Oswald, was also identified in Montreal prior to the Kennedy assassination.

From earlier this week:

Interview: OIT- B'nai Brith, The Civil War and Freemasonry

with a hattip to Peter for bringing this one to my attention
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Hey Penny for your thoughts,
I recall, vividly, David McGowan discussing the strange Booth family shenanigans. Two coinky dinks stick in my mind to this day. The Booth family, from England, has interesting links. Not sure if David hammered these factoids down but my gut tells me he was right. One, Tony Blair's wife was a Booth https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherie_Blair. Look up her biographic stuff.
Sure enough. Two, Claire Booth Luce another Booth. Well, you know her right? Anyway, Montreal also had James Earl Carter oh wait I mean James Earl Ray, as his escape route too. And of course, the JFK assassination Permindex http://canadianpatriot.org/montreal-permindex-ties-revealed-to-jfk-murder-1001-club/ etc., etc.,etc. Oh well. carry on.
The Montreal connection to the JFK assassination is via Lee Harvey Oswald- Who allegedly appeared in Montreal prior to the Dallas incident. (Dave McGowan often commented on the three, three named assassins)
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23:10

MH17 Raadsels "IndyWatch Feed War"



Rob Heusdens. Bij het vooronderzoek van het JIT (wat alleen de fysieke oorzaak trachtte te achterhalen) is al een kwalijke fout gemaakt destijds. Men heeft de gegevens van de inslagen in de romp gebruikt om de positie van de raket tov. het toestel te berekenen, en dat gegeven vervolgens gebruikt om (met een grote onnauwkeurigheid) het lanceergebied te bepalen. Maar in hun kennelijke opzet om de seperatisten/russen als daders te kunnen aanwijzen, hebben ze die data gecorrigeerd, om naar dat resultaat toe te werken, en wat in strijd is met de gebruikelijke protocollen voor dergelijk onderzoek. Het gebied dat ze aanwezen was overigens 320 km2 groot, wat natuurlijk niet al te nauwkeurig is. Dat komt natuurlijk omdat je de precieze baan van de raket niet weet, want je hebt maar 1 datapunt. Russisch tegenonderzoek kwam op een ander gebied uit, en volgens hun kan de door het JIT aangewezen locatie niet kloppen omdat de raket dan recht op MH17 moet zijn aangevlogen, waardoor aan BEIDE kanten van de romp/cockpit shrapnell ingeslagen zou moeten zijn, wat niet zo is. Zo'n raketbaan van een BUK kun je vangen in een mathematisch model, op grond van de bekende fysieke kenmerken. Als je dan een tweede punt zou hebben van zo'n baan, dan kun je met meer nauwkeurigheid de lanceer locatie berekenen. De raket laat nl. een duidelijke knal horen wanneer die door de geluidsbarriere gaat. Op de grond horen mensen twee knallen, en afhankelijk van de locatie van de waarnemer in verschillende volgorde en tijdsduur tussen de knallen. Die tijdsduur kun je in beginsel meten door getuigen naar geluidsfragmenten te laten luisteren van 2 knallen met daar een varierende tijdsduur tussen de knallen, en het geluidsfragment te laten kiezen dat met het gehoorde tijdverschil het beste overeenkomt. Twee knallen die tegelijkertijd binnenkomen, of knallen met een tijdsbestek van 1/10 seconde ertussen is nog wel degelijk goed hoorbaar en in 1/10 seconde legt het geluid 33 meter af, dus qua afstandsbepaling levert dat een redelijke nauwkeurigheid op. Als je dat onder zeer veel getuigen had laten onderzoeken (zeer veel mensen hebben die knallen gehoord), had je nl. het punt kunnen berekenen waar de raket de geluidsbarriere doorbreekt, en vervolgens kun je dan vrij precies de raketbaan berekenen en dus het lanceerpunt vaststellen. Maar dat onderzoek is helaas niet gedaan. Ik kan mij indenken dat er dan een ander potentiele lanceerlocatie uit de bus zou kunnen zijn gekomen, en n van de deelnemers aan dat onderzoek zo'n onderzoek dan ook liever niet zag uitgevoerd. Tenzij men een...

23:09

Yemen rebel fire kills three civilians in Saudi, coalition says "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Houthis Recapture Key Area Along Western Yemen Coast (Map, Video+18) "IndyWatch Feed War"

On June 9, Houthi fighters launched a new attack on several positions of the Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies along the western Yemeni coast in the province of al-Hudaydah and captured the key area of al-Jah, according to the Yemeni al-Masirah TV.

Yemeni sources claimed that the Houthis cut off a new supply line of the Saudi-led coalition along the western Yemeni coast as a result of this attack. However, these claims still have to be confirmed.

Houthis Recapture Key Area Along Western Yemen Coast (Map, Video+18)

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The Houthis media wing said that Houthi fighters killed 50 Yemeni fighters loyal to Saudi-backed Yemeni president, Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, and captured many others during the successful attack. Moreover, the Houthis destroyed several vehicles of the Saudi-led coalition.

The Saudi-led coalition and its Yemeni proxies captured al-Jah in a rapid attack on May 26. Back then, the attack was led by Brigadier General Tariq Mohammed Saleh of the Yemeni Republican Guard.

Meanwhile, the UAE-based Sky News Arabia TV reported that Saudi-led coalition warplanes carried out a new series of airstrikes on several positions and vehicles of the Houthis around the coastal city of al-Hudaydah. Many Houthi fighters were killed and injured in these airstrikes, according to the source.

The Saudi-led coalition will likely launch a fresh attack along the western Yemeni coast in the upcoming days in order to secure its positions there and pressure the remaining fighters of the Houthis in the city of al-Hudaydah.

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