jueves, 27 de julio de 2017

Will the CIA Obey a Trump Order to Stop Funding Terrorists? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Will the CIA Obey a Trump Order to Stop Funding Terrorists? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 We are in a critical period where the enemies of Syria, including the
CIA, may create a false flag incident to provoke and justify a direct
intervention by the US, France, and
others. Even if that does not happen, the pro-war elites clearly hope to
use Kurdish forces to split off eastern Syria and install a puppet
government.

 

Was the “Russian Hack” an Inside Job? Intelligence Vets Challenge the Forensic “Evidence” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Was the “Russian Hack” an Inside Job? Intelligence Vets Challenge the Forensic “Evidence” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 Forensic studies of “Russian hacking” into Democratic National Committee
computers last year reveal that on July 5, 2016, data was leaked (not
hacked) by a person with physical access to DNC computers, and then
doctored to incriminate Russia.

 

Director
of National Intelligence James Clapper (right) talks with President
Barack Obama in the Oval Office, with John Brennan and other national
security aides present. (Photo credit: Office of Director of National
Intelligence)

America’s “Train and Equip” Program in Syria: When Was Financing Actually Stopped? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

America’s “Train and Equip” Program in Syria: When Was Financing Actually Stopped? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

It follows from the same 2015 article, citing documents obtained from
none other than Edward Snowden, that “at $1 billion, Syria-related
operations account for about $1 of every
$15 in the CIA’s overall budget”. Incidentally, at a ratio of 1:15,
CNN, of course coupled with the usual anti-Russian overtones, described
the funding of the “CIA program in Syria” as “small”.

 

Iraq Military’s Human Rights Abuses Draw Few US Complaints

Iraq Military’s Human Rights Abuses Draw Few US Complaints

 

 

 

The US is staying dangerously silent.

 

Rabbis protesting Israel restriction on Al-Aqsa [Rabbi Weiss] - YouTube

Rabbis protesting Israel restriction on Al-Aqsa [Rabbi Weiss] - YouTube

 

Rabbis protesting Israel restriction on Al-Aqsa [Rabbi Weiss]

On July 24, 2017 Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss from Neturei Karta International speaking during a demonstration
in front of the United Nations in New York City. The demonstration took
place during a Security Council meeting regarding recent Israeli
restrictions on the Temple Mount [Al-Aqsa] which has caused escalation
of violence.

Le leurre des 99 %, par Serge Halimi (Le Monde diplomatique, août 2017)

Le leurre des 99 %, par Serge Halimi (Le Monde diplomatique, août 2017)

 À 100 °C, l’eau bout, c’est certain. Mais mieux vaut ne pas attendre que
la vie des sociétés se plie aux lois de la physique. Certes, 1% de la
population s’attribue la majorité des
richesses produites sur Terre ; cela ne fait pas pour autant des 99 %
qui restent un groupe social solidaire, encore moins une force politique
en ébullition.

 

100,000 Pages of Chemical Industry Secrets Gathered Dust in an Oregon Barn for Decades — Until Now

100,000 Pages of Chemical Industry Secrets Gathered Dust in an Oregon Barn for Decades — Until Now

 The library of documents “lays out a 40-year history of deceit and
collusion involving the chemical industry and the regulatory agencies
that were supposed to be protecting human health and the environment.”

 

United Nations News Centre - In Mosul and beyond, sustained efforts needed to support millions of displaced Iraqis – UN official

United Nations News Centre - In Mosul and beyond, sustained efforts needed to support millions of displaced Iraqis – UN official

 Witnessing “complete devastation” in districts of Mosul, a senior United
Nations relief official visiting Iraq lauded the massive humanitarian
effort under way while indicating that the crisis is “far from over,”
including for millions of Iraqis displaced throughout the country.

 

Families fleeing from Yarmouk neighbourhood in western Mosul, Iraq. Photo: OCHA/Themba Linden



Israel pushing Palestinians to violence with Temple Mount blockade & settler crimes – US State Dept. — RT News

Israel pushing Palestinians to violence with Temple Mount blockade & settler crimes – US State Dept. — RT News

 'Extremist Israelis, including settlers, continued to conduct acts of violence' - US State Dept report

 Israel pushing Palestinians to violence with Temple Mount blockade & settler crimes – US State Dept.

Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces outside Jerusalem's Old city June 21, 2017 © Ronen Zvulun / Reuters





How could the UK-US trade deal affect your food? – Q&A | Environment | The Guardian

How could the UK-US trade deal affect your food? – Q&A | Environment | The Guardian

 What's all the fuss about chlorinated chicken? And other questions about the food Brexit…

  Chicken processing factory, UK

Genetically Engineered Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Genetically Engineered Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 

F. WILLIAM ENGDAHL: This skillfully researched book focuses on how a
small socio-political American elite seeks to establish control over the
very basis of human survival: the provision of our daily bread.

<<< http://www.globalresearch.ca/genetically-engineered-d…/24598

 

CATALONIA -- Parliament set to 'fast-track' referendum law

Parliament set to 'fast-track' referendum law

 

CATALONIA

Spanish government vows to challenge in court the Catalan reform of allowing single reading of bills in Parliament http://catalannews.com/…/parliament-set-to-fast-track-refer…

 

 

SPAIN AGAINST THE CATALONIA NATION --- Spanish Guardia Civil questions two Government officials about referendum | VilaWeb

Spanish Guardia Civil questions two Government officials about referendum | VilaWeb

 

" The legal pressure on the Catalan government over its intention to
hold an independence referendum on October 1 continued on Wednesday,
when two officials were questioned by Spanish Guardia Civil officers at
the Travessera de Gràcia police station in Barcelona. Joaquim Nin,
Secretary General of the Minister of the Presidency, and Jordi Graells,
Managing Director of the Citizen Information Office, were asked to give
witness statements for a lawsuit in Barcelona, confirmed police sources,
although they did not specify which court case. However, it was
confirmed that the statements are part of the investigation into alleged
illegal activity on behalf of the Catalan government, known as the
‘Vidal case’. "

<<< http://www.vilaweb.cat/…/spanish-guardia-civil-questions-t…/

 

miércoles, 26 de julio de 2017

CEO pay remains high relative to the pay of typical workers and high-wage earners | Economic Policy Institute

CEO pay remains high relative to the pay of typical workers and high-wage earners | Economic Policy Institute

 " New report by Economic Policy Institute found in 2016 CEOs in
America’s largest firms made an average of $15.6 million in
compensation, or 271 times the annual average pay of the typical worker.
"

 

Armies of cyber-troops are organized to shape and manipulate public opinion -- Society's Child -- Sott.net

Armies of cyber-troops are organized to shape and manipulate public opinion -- Society's Child -- Sott.net

 Over time, the primary mode for organizing cyber troops has gone from
involving military units that experiment with manipulating public
opinion over social media networks to strategic communication firms that
take contracts from governments for social media campaigns.

  

The Computational Propaganda Research Project (COMPROP)
investigates the interaction of algorithms, automation and politics.
This work includes analysis of how tools like social media bots are used
to manipulate public opinion by amplifying or repressing political
content, disinformation, hate speech, junk or fake news.

How to Build a Global Movement to End Mass Killing - Truthdig

How to Build a Global Movement to End Mass Killing - Truthdig

 " Resistance is not futile. "

 

Stock Market Instability? Zero Times Anything Is Still Zero! | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Stock Market Instability? Zero Times Anything Is Still Zero! | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 BILL HOLTER: We live in a world where the casinos themselves are broke
but still functioning while they can still obtain credit. It will not
matter whether you won or lost if you
have not left the casino when the lights go out. The only way to truly
win is to cash your chips in and fully exit the casino with real money
in hand…

 

How Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative | FAIR

How Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative | FAIR

 

" Vox's 10-minute film, titled “The Middle East’s Cold War, Explained,”
is a textbook example of how US government propaganda pervades
corporate media. With the help of a
former senior government official and CIA analyst, the Vox video
articulates a commonplace pro-US, anti-Iran narrative that portrays the
violent conflicts in the Middle East as sectarian proxy wars between
Iran and Saudi Arabia.

In
order to do so, the film grossly downplays US involvement in the region,
treating Saudi Arabia as though it acts independently of the US. It
also fails to ever mention Israel, totally removing one of the most
important players in the Middle East from its “Cold War” narrative. "

 How Media Spread CIA’s Sectarian, Anti-Iran ‘Mideast Cold War’ Narrative

Kensington and Chelsea: "BBC confirms council operated a policy of social cleansing" - TruePublica

Kensington and Chelsea: "BBC confirms council operated a policy of social cleansing" - TruePublica

 

The west London council was
responsible for Grenfell Tower, in which more than 80 people died a
terrible death on June 14. Decades of deregulation (including the
trashing of building and fire regulations) and the use of combustible
cladding and insulation to cut costs turned the building—home to more
than 500 people—into a death trap.


Working class residents have accused the council of “social
cleansing.” Some have even suggested that so hostile is the council—the
wealthiest borough in London—to workers and the poor that they would not
be surprised if the fire was an attempt by the super-rich to drive
“undesirable” residents out of the area.

 Kensington and Chelsea: "BBC confirms council operated a policy of social cleansing"

By Julie Hyland wsws.org: UK: Kensington and Chelsea Council struck deals to avoid building affordable housing. Kensington
and Chelsea Council struck deals with property developers to allow them
to avoid the requirement to build “affordable accommodation” supposedly
meant for the working class.

Crimes et réformes aux Philippines, par François-Xavier Bonnet (Le Monde diplomatique, mai 2017)

Crimes et réformes aux Philippines, par François-Xavier Bonnet (Le Monde diplomatique, mai 2017)

 L’année 2016 a été marquée par l’élection aux Philippines du président
Rodrigo Duterte. Son programme de lutte contre les stupéfiants et la
criminalité a capté l’attention des
médias internationaux en raison des milliers de morts qu’il provoque.
Mais, paradoxalement, le nouvel homme fort de Manille veut aussi mettre
en œuvre de nombreuses réformes sociales, économiques et politiques.

 

The Secrets of the Syrian War: the Israeli Factor

The Secrets of the Syrian War: the Israeli Factor

 In the last few days Israel has picked up the pace of its shelling and
bombardment of Syrian government troop positions in the border zone of
the Quneitra province. This suggests that Israel may have decided to
make a «last-ditch effort» to influence the outcome of the Syrian civil
war.

 The Secrets of the Syrian War: the Israeli Factor

Bolivia's President Declares 'Total Independence' from World Bank, IMF

Bolivia's President Declares 'Total Independence' from World Bank, IMF

 This is good news.

 The Anti-Media

India-China War of Words Becomes More Critical

India-China War of Words Becomes More Critical

 The month-long military standoff on the border near Sikkim may be about
to enter the home stretch this weekend, as Beijing draws its 'red line'.

 India-China War of Words Becomes More Critical

« Deutschland 83 », le réveil allemand, par Pierre Rimbert (Le Monde diplomatique, août 2017)

« Deutschland 83 », le réveil allemand, par Pierre Rimbert (Le Monde diplomatique, août 2017)

 Longtemps les fans de séries se sont couchés de bonne heure quand une
production allemande s’imposait dans le salon. S’exposer durablement au
visage blafard de l’inspecteur Derrick
(1974-1998) provoquait des symptômes dépressifs dans les nombreux pays
qui importaient les enquêtes filandreuses de ce Columbo teuton. C’est
cet univers un peu figé que le réalisateur et producteur Nico Hofmann
dépoussière et propulse dans l’ère du capitalisme audiovisuel global.

 

Honduran Police Fire Tear Gas, Water Cannon at Student Protest | News | teleSUR English

Honduran Police Fire Tear Gas, Water Cannon at Student Protest | News | teleSUR English

 Around 400 heavily-armed riot police arrived on the scene to clear the
avenue, throwing tear gas and using a water cannon tank against the
protesters.

 Riot police throw tear gas at protesting students in Honduras, July 25, 107.

Riot police throw tear gas at protesting students in Honduras, July 25, 107. | Photo: EFE

A "work in progress" list of all the ISIS affiliated terrorist groups and their current status

A "work in progress" list of all the ISIS affiliated terrorist groups and their current status

 The tangled web of ISIS affiliated terrorism...

 https://theduran.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/isis.jpg

Pat Buchanan asks: "Are America’s wars just and moral?"

Pat Buchanan asks: "Are America’s wars just and moral?"

 Are America’s wars just and moral?

 https://theduran.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/19int-syria-1-superJumbo-e1485816676824.jpg

martes, 25 de julio de 2017

Learning to Love Perpetual War – Consortiumnews

Learning to Love Perpetual War – Consortiumnews

 

The transformation of the Democratic Party into the perpetual war
party – accelerated by the Russia-gate hysteria – is personified by Rep.
Barbara Lee who voted against the “war on terror” resolution in 2001, as Norman Solomon explains.

https://consortiumnews.com/…/learning-to-love-perpetual-war/

 Rep. Barbara Lee, D-California

Pitching the ‘Forever War’ in Afghanistan – Consortiumnews

Pitching the ‘Forever War’ in Afghanistan – Consortiumnews

 

Exclusive:
Rather than rethink U.S. policy in the Mideast, particularly the
entangling alliances with Israel and Saudi Arabia, Official Washington
pushes schemes to perpetuate the “forever war” in Afghanistan, writes
James W Carden.

https://consortiumnews.com/…/pitching-the-forever-war-in-a…/

 

U.S. Marines leaving a compound at night in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. (Defense Department photo)

IDF Chief Says Israel Is Becoming Like Nazi Germany, Refuses to Back Down | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

IDF Chief Says Israel Is Becoming Like Nazi Germany, Refuses to Back Down | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 “If there is anything that frightens me in the remembrance of the
Holocaust, it is discerning nauseating processes that took place in
Europe in general, and in Germany
specifically back then, 70, 80 and 90 years ago, and seeing evidence of
them here among us in the year 2016,” Maj. Gen. Yair Golan, the Israeli
army’s deputy chief of staff said.

 

CATALONIA --- The Puigdemont factor – POLITICO

The Puigdemont factor – POLITICO

 

The Puigdemont factor
The Catalan president has proved he is serious about independence, but many obstacles remain in his way.
By DIEGO TORRES 7/25/17

<<< http://www.politico.eu/…/catalonia-independence-referendum…/ - 

 

War, Profiteering Push Over 2 Billion To Lack Safe Drinking Water 

War, Profiteering Push Over 2 Billion To Lack Safe Drinking Water 

 

A new UN report has found that two billion people around the world do
not have access to clean drinking water. However, the report covers
just a small part of the global population and fails to address the impact that war and corporate profiteering have had on drinking water access.

http://www.mintpressnews.com/war-corporate-profiteering-…/…/

 In this Saturday, April 16, 2016 photo, A Palestinian boy uses a homemade wagon made from a plastic crate to wheel bottles full of drinking water in front of a water supply station in Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip. Poor sewage treatment is a feature of life in Gaza, a result of infrastructure damaged during Israel's bombing campaigns and ongoing blockade.

A Palestinian boy uses a homemade wagon made from a plastic crate to
wheel bottles full of drinking water in front of a water supply station
in Khan Younis refugee camp. in Gaza.

Top Democrat Wonders if Pentagon Broke Procurement Laws Wasting Millions on Afghan Army Uniforms

Top Democrat Wonders if Pentagon Broke Procurement Laws Wasting Millions on Afghan Army Uniforms

 Sen. Claire McCaskill demanded answers from the Defense Department about its very expensive and dumb mistake.

 Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers patrol the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar province on May 23, 2017.At least 10 Afghan soldiers were killed when militants attacked their army base in the southern province of Kandahar, the defence ministry said May 23, in the latest attack on Western-backed forces. / AFP PHOTO / JAVED TANVEER (Photo credit should read JAVED TANVEER/AFP/Getty Images)

The Conspiracy to Remove Trump From the Presidency | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

The Conspiracy to Remove Trump From the Presidency | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 DR. PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS: Unlike the CIA, NSA, and FBI, the veteran
intelligence professionals performed forensic investigations. They found
conclusive evidence that the alleged
“Guccifer 2.0” July 5, 2016 intrusion into the DNC server [these are the
emails that show the DNC working for Hillary against Sanders] was not
hacked but leaked. The leaked documents were copied onto an external
storage device and doctored with a cut-and-paste job to implicate Russia
as having hacked the documents.

 

Video: Syrian Army Made Large Gains against ISIS Terrorists in Raqqah Province | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

Video: Syrian Army Made Large Gains against ISIS Terrorists in Raqqah Province | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 The army and its allies repeated the al-Bab-style operation when they
built a buffer zone in order to stop a possible Turkish advance into
central Syria. Control over the Al-Bukamal-Aleppo highway prevents a
possible US-led operation in the direction of Deir Ezzor from the area
of Raqqah.

 

America's "Train and Equip" Program in Syria: When Was Financing Actually Stopped? | OrientalReview.org

America's "Train and Equip" Program in Syria: When Was Financing Actually Stopped? | OrientalReview.org

 

Coming at a time when the fate of the Syrian war is more or less
locked in place, the mainstream media in the week commencing from July
17th, 2017, started to disseminate
certain information that was originally reported by the Washington Post,
citing "US officials", that a decision was recently made in the White
House to halt all financing for vetted opposition groups fighting in
Syria. [ 1,286 more word ]

https://orientalreview.org/…/americas-train-program-syria-…/ -

 

State of Emergency and “Continuity of Government”: What is the Real Reason the Government is Spying on Americans? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

State of Emergency and “Continuity of Government”: What is the Real Reason the Government is Spying on Americans? | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

 To understand the scope, extent and reason that the government spies on
all Americans, you have to understand what has happened to our
Constitutional form of government since 9/11.

 

'Lack of hope' drives Palestinians to carry out terrorist attacks, State Department says

'Lack of hope' drives Palestinians to carry out terrorist attacks, State Department says

 The State Department finds Israeli settlements, settler attacks, changes
to the status quo at al-Aqsa mosque and a lack of progress on
Palestinian statehood are the driving cause of violence.

 

Israeli security forces take position during clashes with Palestinian
protesters following Friday prayer outside Jerusalem's Old City on July
21, 2017, after Israeli police barred men under 50 from entering the Old
City for Friday Muslim prayers as tensions rose and protests erupted
over new security measures at the highly sensitive al-Aqsa mosque
compound. The ban came after Israeli ministers decided not to order the
removal of metal detectors erected at entrances to the al-Aqsa mosque
compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, following an attack nearby a
week ago that killed two policemen. (Photo: Amir Abed Rabbo/APA Images)

A New Economic Story: Real Prosperity Revolves Around the Sanctity of Life

A New Economic Story: Real Prosperity Revolves Around the Sanctity of Life

 

The economy is much more than a series of transactions: It’s about
our relationships, who and what we think we are, and our view on the
meaning of life itself. Our current global economy leaves too many of us struggling, and it is harming Earth’s ecosystems.


When we change the story of ourselves from consumers to full human
beings in relationship to all of life, how does our economy change?

 FairCoop: Virus of Cooperation Infects a New economy

'The metal detectors are just the first step': Palestinians say the Israeli takeover of Al Aqsa is a red line that can't be crossed

'The metal detectors are just the first step': Palestinians say the Israeli takeover of Al Aqsa is a red line that can't be crossed

 Speaking to Mondoweiss from Friday’s prayer at Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem,
Sheikh Mustafa Tawil fears the latest Israeli security measures at the
Al-Aqsa mosque will lead to partitioning
it just like with Hebron’s Ibrahimi mosque in 1994. “Muslims aren’t
allowed to pray at the Ibrahimi mosque on Israeli weekends and holidays.
The occupiers want to do the same thing to Al Aqsa mosque,” Tawil said.
“We refuse these gates because they were set up by the occupiers to
force their control over the mosque. We refuse the Israelis’ sovereignty
over the mosque at all. The metal detectors are just the first step in
dividing Al Aqsa mosque.”

 

Men under the age 50 were among those prevented from entering the
courtyard to pray outside of the Al Aqsa compound for Friday's noon
prayer. (Photo: Mersiha Gadzo)

Foster Care as Punishment: The New Reality of ‘Jane Crow’ - The New York Times

Foster Care as Punishment: The New Reality of ‘Jane Crow’ - The New York Times

 How working class mothers of color are criminalized in NYC

 

The Current Big Lie Is...

The Current Big Lie Is...

 

" The Big Lie today is as enormous as, and potentially far more
harmful than, any Big Lie throughout history has been; and, it will be
exposed fully here, and will be documented even more fully, by means of
the links that are provided in this summary of it. By Eric Zuesse:

<<< https://www.strategic-culture.org/…/the-current-big-lie-is.… -

 The Current Big Lie Is...

Indigenous Colombian Women Form National Council | News | teleSUR English

Indigenous Colombian Women Form National Council | News | teleSUR English

 "The launch of the National Council of Indigenous Women in Colombia.
Indigenous women build peace in their sub-territories." spokeswoman

 The members at the newly established Conamic event that took place at Bogota

The members at the newly established Conamic event that took place
at Bogota's public library, Biblioteca Pública Virgilio Barco. | Photo:
Oxfam Colombia/ Twitter

Breaking the Silence › Testimony - Three thousand Palestinians at five posts

Breaking the Silence › Testimony - Three thousand Palestinians at five posts

 

Breaking the Silence


Lets look at the reality hidden behind words like checkpoints, seperation barriers and work permits >> https://goo.gl/K8mGGk

 

CATALONIA --- LET CATALANS VOTE

LET CATALANS VOTE


LET CATALANS VOTE

A majority of Catalans have repeatedly expressed in
different ways the wish to exercise their democratic right to vote on
their political future.

This strong demand to vote is the result of longstanding dissension between the governments of Catalonia and Spain
over the degree of cultural, political, and financial autonomy that
Catalans should enjoy, despite several attempts to reach an acceptable
solution.

As the precedents in Quebec and Scotland show, the best way to solve legitimate internal disputes is to employ the tools of democracy.

To prevent the Catalans from voting seems to contradict the principles that inspire democratic societies.

Accordingly, we call on the Spanish government and institutions and their Catalan counterparts to
work together to allow the citizens of Catalonia to vote on their
political future and then negotiate in good faith based on the result.

 

CATALONIA -- Spanish steps: On the secession vote in Catalonia - The Hindu

Spanish steps: On the secession vote in Catalonia - The Hindu

 

Madrid pulls out all the stops ahead of the secession vote in Catalonia

Ahead
of the controversial October 1 referendum on secession in Catalonia,
the Spanish government’s awkward move of tightening the purse-strings
could prove politically costly. There is cause for concern that Prime
Minister Mariano Rajoy's meddling with the financial priorities of
Barcelona will play into the hands of the separatists. A veteran of many
a crisis, Mr. Rajoy recently issued instructions to the regional
government to ensure that not a single euro earmarked for development
activities is diverted to the vote. The decision requiring weekly
certification follows a judicial declaration that all expenditure
towards the vote were unconstitutional. Recourse to such seemingly
stringent measures has predictably drawn flak from Catalan leaders, who
were already embittered that the province is being denied its due share
of the overall tax revenues. Madrid’s mainstream political parties are
opposed to the long-standing demand of Catalonia for independent
statehood. Riding on the overwhelming support in the national
parliament, Mr. Rajoy’s centre-right coalition is determined to block
the proposed independence referendum. The government is even
contemplating the invocation of Article 155 of the constitution to
exercise direct authority over the north-eastern region in the event of a
worst-case scenario. The country’s constitutional court is widely
expected to rule that any referendum, as well as secession from the
union, is violative of the constitution.

 Return to frontpage

Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at holy site - BBC News

Israel removes flashpoint metal detectors at holy site - BBC News

 

Had
the protesters not prayed in the streets and showed resilience in the
face of bullets and teargas, this wouldn't have happened. And to them,
and those who continue on the streets for Al-Aqsa - we say bravo - but
no this is not a "win" it is progress. And we cautiously wait to hear
more.

 Israeli security forces removing the metal detectors, Jerusalem, 25 July 2017 

The metal detectors were removed after a late-night cabinet meeting

On Left Activism: Breaking Up Is Easy, but Sticking Together? That's the Real Test of One's Ideals

On Left Activism: Breaking Up Is Easy, but Sticking Together? That's the Real Test of One's Ideals

 

"There is good reason for people on the left to have divisiveness on
their minds. In the news and on social media, the leftists that are
shown most often are those that are
ranting and raging at each other, calling each other out over this
badly-phrased thought or that impulsive tweet, or exposing one another
as less liberal or tolerant than their comrades. We're also regularly
force fed images of 'activists' who are dressed identically in black,
attacking cops who themselves seem to be dressed for a round on Robot
Wars.

There’s a common
theme underlying both kinds of coverage: in it, we only ever see the
left wing in a state of conformism, a state of attack against whatever
doesn't fit neatly into its narrow parameters of 'ideal.’ At a
subconscious level, this preconditions us to view activism as a
rejection, rather than an affirmation of certain ideals. As a result,
fear, not hope, becomes the public's only motivation for living up to
the left's demands."

 On Left Activism: Breaking Up Is Easy, but Sticking Together? That's the Real Test of One's Ideals

The al-Aqsa metal detectors aren't a security measure | Al-Aqsa Mosque | Al Jazeera

The al-Aqsa metal detectors aren't a security measure | Al-Aqsa Mosque | Al Jazeera

" Insightful piece by Palestinian lawyer Diana Buttu on what Israel's latest escalation at Al Aqsa Mosque is about."  http://www.aljazeera.com/…/al-aqsa-metal-detectors-aren-sec…

 Palestinians react following tear gas that was shot by Israeli forces after Friday prayer on a street outside Jerusalem''s Old city July 21, 2017 [Ammar Awad/Reuters]

Palestinians react following tear gas that was shot by Israeli forces
after Friday prayer on a street outside Jerusalem''s Old city July 21,
2017 [Ammar Awad/Reuters]








By

Diana Buttu is a Palestinian lawyer and analyst who served as a legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team.

En Cisjordanie, la cérémonie de l’humiliation, par Abaher El Sakka & Sandra Mehl (Le Monde diplomatique, septembre 2015)

En Cisjordanie, la cérémonie de l’humiliation, par Abaher El Sakka & Sandra Mehl (Le Monde diplomatique, septembre 2015)

 « L’ouverture des grilles tient au bon vouloir du soldat de service.
Outre les humiliations systématiques et permanentes, les Palestiniens
peuvent être sur leur terre soumis à
toutes sortes d’interrogatoires. Tout peut arriver : recevoir des coups
parce que votre tête ne revient pas au militaire de faction, une garde à
vue, une arrestation. L’attente peut durer cinq minutes ou des heures.
Tout est susceptible d’être remis en cause : visite, rendez-vous,
emploi, liberté... et parfois même la vie. »

 JPEG - 164.3 ko


« Checkpoint Chronicle » (« Chronique des barrages »)
Ce
reportage photographique a été réalisé entre 2009 et 2011 par Sandra
Mehl. Selon l’association humanitaire B’Tselem, la Cisjordanie comptait
en avril dernier 96 barrages fixes. Celui de Bethléem est le principal
point de passage des Palestiniens venus du sud vers Jérusalem (cette
photo et les trois suivantes) depuis la construction du mur de
séparation, lancée en 2002 par le premier ministre Ariel Sharon. Ce mur
s’étend aujourd’hui sur plus de 500 kilomètres.

Judge Intervenes After FBI Stonewalls Documentary Film Maker

Judge Intervenes After FBI Stonewalls Documentary Film Maker

 A federal judge hastened completion of a documentary decades in the
making about the FBI’s role in the Vietnam anti-war movement Thursday by
ordering the agency to churn out nearly 3,000 pages of documents a
month.

 FILE - In a May 4, 1970 file photo, Ohio National Guard moves in on rioting students at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Four persons were killed and eleven wounded when National Guardsmen opened fire. The U.S. Justice Department, citing "insurmountable legal and evidentiary barriers," won't reopen its investigation into the deadly 1970 shootings by Ohio National Guardsmen during a Vietnam War protest at Kent State University. Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez discussed the obstacles in a letter to Alan Canfora, a wounded student who requested that the investigation be reopened. The Justice Department said Tuesday, April 24, 2012 it would not comment beyond the letter. (AP Photo, File)

The Ohio National Guard moves in on protesters at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, May 4, 1970. (AP Photo)

EU Meets with African Ministers to Limit Influx of Immigrants | News | teleSUR English

EU Meets with African Ministers to Limit Influx of Immigrants | News | teleSUR English

 European and African ministers met Monday to develop a method to stem
the flow of refugees fleeing Africa into European ports and limit the
number of undocumented immigrants to 20,000.

 Migrants wait to disembark from the Vos Hestia ship as they arrive in the Crotone harbor, Italy, after being rescued off the Libyan coast.

Migrants wait to disembark from the Vos Hestia ship as they arrive
in the Crotone harbor, Italy, after being rescued off the Libyan coast. |
Photo: Reuters