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Who Owns the World? Noam Chomsky on U.S.-Fueled Dangers, From Climate Change to Nuclear Weapons

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In a recent speech, Chomsky examined topics largely ignored or glossed over during the campaign: China, the Arab Spring, global warming, nuclear proliferation, and the military threat posed by Israel and the U.S.
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Open Letter to #Nestlé by @yasminemotarjemi #FoodSafety #Suisse #Justice #Swiss

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Open Letter by 
Yasmine Motarjemi , Former Corporate Food Safety Manager (2000-2010), Assistant Vice President
to
Mr Peter Brabeck-Letmathe
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Nestlé, S.A
55 Avenue Nestlé
CH-1800 Vevey

"Nyon, 4th Septembre 2010
Dear Mr Chairman,
I was your Corporate Food Safety Manager from 2000 to 2010. I write to you today for two reasons: 
first, to share with you my concerns regarding a culture and management practices in Nestlé, which 
undermine food safety; and, second, to inform you of my personal experiences while attempting to
improve the situation.
I long nourished the hope that you would be interested in meeting the person responsible for dealing 
with everyday problems of the Company in an area as important as the safety of Nestlé products. 
However, to my regret we have never had the opportunity to meet and discuss the food safety 
situation in the Company. As both corporate-level management of food safety and my professional 
status deteriorated to the point of being unacceptable, I was compelled to report my concerns to 
Management with the expectation that a fair evaluation of the situation would be undertaken. In 
the event, my efforts were in vain. 
Mr Chairman, I always found listening to your speeches a source of motivation and inspiration. 
Moreover, Nestlé Policies and Management Principles portray a model Company, with the most 
laudable corporate values. A glance at the Company building, offices and facilities is enough to make 
any outsider believe that this is an ideal working environment. 
However, after only a short time, I was profoundly disappointed at how people are managed, the 
discrepancies between your public statements and the private deeds of managers; between the 
Company’s policies and management principles and actual practices; and between the proclaimed 
values and the prevailing fear culture (including mobbing and intimidation) that managers nourished. 
I was particularly saddened by the growing realisation that Management was not only aware of this 
situation but that it was also fully accepted by the very people who should have been, in fact, the inhouse guardians of policy compliance.I failed to see the flawless execution of policy that you promoted in your speeches. Didn’t you state 
that the management of food quality and safety depends on the quality of management? What can 
be said about food safety management when the members of Management themselves do not 
respect Company policies and principles? 
If I dared challenge the Company’s food safety and human resource practices I can assure you that it 
was not out of disrespect. On the contrary, it was because of my loyalty to the Company, my 
colleagues and the consumers we served. It was also because for me the safety of our products and 
respect for our colleagues were non-negotiable values. Involving staff in building a better company 
unavoidably includes exposing shortcomings. But surely it is better to receive timely feedback from 
within than to be publicly embarrassed later by failures.
You have often expressed your commitment to food safety. Please allow me to share with you my 
own vision in this regard. Over and above the technical and scientific aspects, the foundation of 
good food safety management is an equitable system of people management that is based on 
professionalism, fairness, objectivity, open-mindedness, respect for staff and, most importantly, for 
their dignity. I regret to say that I failed to see this approach implemented at the Nestlé Head Office. 
My own situation is a case in point. 
On several occasions I reported – first to members of Management and then, in November 2009, to 
Mr Paul Bulcke – serious shortcomings in food safety management, the professional difficulties I 
faced, and the shameful treatment that I experienced in Nestlé. I hoped that I would be given the 
opportunity to provide a full and accurate account of events during the period 2005-2010. In 
response, my contract was terminated with no opportunity to provide details of my experience. 
Nevertheless, I am prepared to meet with you, at your convenience, to share my observations on 
practices in Nestlé and their eventual repercussions on Nestlé’s reputation and consumers. I would 
also hope to use this opportunity to identify an equitable solution for my personal difficult situation, another consequence of the past events in Nestlé" 
source : http://www.rts.ch/info/3989665.html/BINARY/Mr+CEO.pdf
more here (in french) http://www.rts.ch/info/economie/3988696-une-ex-responsable-de-la-securite-alimentaire-depose-plainte-contre-nestle.html
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more (in german ) : http://www.handelszeitung.ch/unternehmen/nestle-im-keim-erstickt

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A peine entrée en #Syrie, l'unité rebelle pro-#US voit son chef kidnappé - Libé

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A peine entrée en #Syrie, l'unité rebelle pro-#US voit son chef kidnappé - Libé


Financé à hauteur de 500 millions de dollars, le programme a tourné court mercredi soir. Huit de ses cinquante-quatre combattants, dont leur leader, ont été enlevés alors qu’ils rentraient d’une réunion tenue près de la frontière turque.

Elle s’appelle l’Unité 30, peut-être parce qu’elle dispose de 30 véhicules, des pick-up Toyota Hilux. C’est la seule unité entièrement créée, armée et entraînée en Turquie par les forces américaines. Leur mission est d’affronter l’Etat islamique (EI).

Elle est donc entrée en Syrie il y a une dizaine de jours. Mais elle a tourné court. Mercredi soir, 8 de ses 54 combattants, dont son chef, Nadim al-Hassan, un colonel turcoman ayant déserté l’armée syrienne, ont été enlevés alors qu’ils rentraient d’une réunion tenue à Azaz, près de la frontière turque, vers leur quartier général dans le village de Malkiyé. «La réunion à Azaz visait à coordonner avec d’autres groupes rebelles sur le terrain le début d’une opération militaire contre l’EI dans la partie nord-est de la province d’Alep», a indiqué Abdel Rahmane, directeur de l’Observatoire syrien des droits de l’homme (OSDH), qui a révélé le kidnapping.

Selon l’ONG, «le rapt a eu lieu sur un barrage d’al-Nusra [la branche officielle d’Al-Qaeda en Syrie, qui..

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BIBI AND CONGRESS ARE ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING DUMB by MentalUnrest - #Iran #USA #israel

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 BIBI AND CONGRESS ARE ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING DUMB by MentalUnrest - #Iran #USA #israel

Before discuss the highly stupid thing some US politicians and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are doing to kill the nuclear deal Iran just signed with the P5+1, let's quickly review what...
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Turkish Government, #NATO member, Caught Helping #ISIS - YouTube #Turkey #IS #EI #Syria #Irak - 5:46


Turkish Government, #NATO member, Caught Helping #ISIS - YouTube #Turkey #IS #EI #Syria #Irak - 5:46

Cenk Uygur (host of The Young Turks) discusses a recent report of Turkish officials helping ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Cenk breaks down the evidence that Turkey...
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#NoamChomsky: 'What Exactly Is the Threat of #Iran?' - Video

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#NoamChomsky: 'What Exactly Is the Threat of #Iran?' - Video


Chomsky challenges all the big assumptions and myths around this deal.
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#TimeWarner executive #GaryGinsberg moonlights as speechwriter for #Netanyahu - #israel #lobby

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#TimeWarner executive #GaryGinsberg moonlights as speechwriter for #Netanyahu - #israel #lobby

One of Time Warner’s top executives moonlights as a speechwriter for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warning the west about Iran.

Gary Ginsberg, executive vice president of corporate marketing and communications for Time Warner, advised Netanyahu to pull out the famous bomb cartoon at the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 and helped craft such lines as the claim that Iran threatens Israel with “nuclear extinction.”

“When he’s in the United States, he’s a friend of mine, I help him,” Ginsberg told me today. Time Warner is “fully aware” of his unpaid work for the Israeli prime minister, he said, but the company has not disclosed his work to the public.

“No. Why would they do that?” he said. “I do this in my free time as a friend of the prime minister’s. I in no way get paid…

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One of Time Warner’s top executives moonlights as a speechwriter for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, warning the west about Iran.

Gary Ginsberg, executive vice president of corporate marketing and communications for Time Warner, advised Netanyahu to pull out the famous bomb cartoon at the United Nations General Assembly in 2012 and helped craft such lines as the claim that Iran threatens Israel with “nuclear extinction.”

“When he’s in the United States, he’s a friend of mine, I help him,” Ginsberg told me today. Time Warner is “fully aware” of his unpaid work for the Israeli prime minister, he said, but the company has not disclosed his work to the public.

“No. Why would they do that?” he said. “I do this in my free time as a friend of the prime minister’s. I in no way get paid… This is my free time. This is not as a corporate executive, this is in my personal capacity.”

Ginsberg’s contributions to four Netanyahu’s speeches are disclosed by former Israeli ambassador Michael Oren in his new book Ally: My Journey Across the American-Israeli Divide. The book was published a month ago and has gotten a lot of attention for its negative commentary on President Obama and American Jews. Amazingly, its revelations about a top American media executive pulling all-nighters with the Israeli prime minister in Washington and huddling with him in Jerusalem so as to fine tune and add “music” to his speeches have gone unreported in the press.

Ginsberg is a 52-year-old Jewish lawyer with strong Democratic Party connections to the Clinton and Kennedy families. He has called himself the Time Warner executive “in charge of helping shape the public perception and message of the company to constituencies that we care about. So in my case, it’s the media, potential advertising partners, the not-for-profit world and communities that we serve in that we want to have a better relationship with.”

Ginsberg told me that he has worked on “a lot” of Netanyahu’s speeches but could not specify the latest one. He also said that he did not get involved in editorial decisions at Time Warner about Israel and Iran coverage. “I’m not an editorial employee, I’m a corporate executive,” he said.

The first speech Michael Oren describes Ginsberg shaping was Netanyahu’s address to the UN General Assembly in September 2009. Oren writes:

I was admitted–tentatively, at first–into the room where Ron Dermer [now the Israeli ambassador to the U.S.] and Gary Ginsberg, the shrewd yet good-natured Time Warner executive who volu

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What Happened When I Was Grilled by Israeli #Media About the Sanction Movement Against #israel- #BDS by #AliceRotschild

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What Happened When I Was Grilled by Israeli #Media About the Sanction Movement Against #israel- #BDS by #AliceRotschild


The journalist made it clear he had no interest in understanding my views.
July 28, 2015

When I received an email from Jewish Voice for Peace asking if I would be interested in an interview with a major TV news program, “Ulpan Shishi,” I was intrigued.

A senior Israeli news anchor, Danny Kushmaro, wanted to talk with American Jews who support the boycott, divestment, sanction movement against Israel. Multiple emails and phone calls with Omri Kronland, a producer on the popular Friday night show, reassured me that the program was actually interested in our opinions and would be “respectful,” although I was aware of the likelihood for hostile questioning and bizarre final editing. This was, after all, Israeli TV. On the other hand, this might provide me with an unusual opportunity to speak directly to the Israeli public as an American Jew who is deeply concerned about Israel's treatment of Palestinians and believes that the status quo of occupation and discrimination will not change without outside pressure. 

Kushmaro arrived two hours late and was in a hurry to get to the airport, so we did the videotaping standing up. He had already spoken with three other activists as well as representatives from the right-wing advocacy group StandWithUs, supposedly to give the impression of “balanced journalism.” He started out with, “So why do you want to boycott me? Why are you gambling on my life?”

His rapid-fire questioning and frequent sparring made it clear he had no interest in understanding my views. Here was an opportunity for him to talk with a respected physician and committed activist whose objections to Israeli foreign policy and treatment of Palestinians is grounded in the Jewish prophetic traditions: seeking justice and working with the oppressed. We could have explored the efforts to find a resolution to some of the thorniest issues in the region: the cost of Jewish privilege, the vexing issues of democracy and Zionism, the international excitement generated by a nonviolent Palestinian resistance movement. But this interview was all about Danny Kushmaro feeling threatened and misunderstood, the existential threat to all Israelis, and the arrogant and misguided attitudes of American Jews who do not understand the evils of the Arab world in general and Hamas in particular.

The program aired July 17 and despite my inadequate Hebrew, I could tell the visuals were not friendly and there was much more commentary than listening. The segment before us featured the title, "Israel Against the World." That certainly set the tone. The BDS segment opened with clips of BDS activists chanting and marching (evoking wild terrorists who hate Israel) and misleading infographics about the levels of foreign aid to other countries. Qassam rockets launched while I talked about the horrific devastation and suffering I witnessed while in Gaza in March. Even the background music switched when the activists were speaking. The victim narrative was deeply entrenched; Kushmaro revealed an utter lack of sympathy for the massive death toll and destruction in Gaza. He insisted Israel did not want to start that war; he viewed criticism of Israel, which he admitted is "not a perfect country," as disproportionate and biased.  

With further translation, I learned that he referred fondly to the Rothschild family who bought land in Mandate Palestine (with the not-so-subtle implication that I am a traitor to the family name, although I can assure you I am not from that family). He confused anti-Semitism with criticism of Israeli policy and Zionism in an interview segment featuring two people from StandWithUs. I can only describe them as living in an alternative universe, talking about how hard it is for “pro-Israel” professors who are forced to keep their opinions quiet, face daily hostility, and are at risk for losing their jobs, even in the field of biology! They talked about Jewish students who cannot sit on student councils. Here Kushmaro nodded sympathetically, buying the world-is against-us mantra hook, line and sinker.

Had he done his research, he could easily have discovered that Jewish Voice for Peace has established an Academic Council to provide information and support for the many academics who have been attacked, harassed, threatened, blacklisted, fired, and denied tenure because of their sympathy to the Palestinian narrative, their criticism of Israeli policies, or their support for the BDS movement. The list is long and troubling: Ithaca College, North Carolina State University, DePaul University, Bard College, Barnard College, Columbia University, UC Santa Barbara, etc.

If he had any journalistic integrity, he could have critically explored organizations like Campus Watch, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, the Anti-Defamation League, Hillel, AIPAC, and a host of others that have a long track record of McCarthy-esque tactics and of aggressively muzzling discourse on Israel as well as pouring millions of dollars into campuses to control Israel messaging. This includes an app for students to report their professors when they deviate from the party line. And then there is Sheldon Adelson who just raised $50 million to fight BDS and the $100 million the Jewish National Fund donated in June 2015 to the JNF Boruchin Israel Education Advocacy Center.

The tragedy is that this mish-mash of disinformation and alarming visuals is what passes for critical journalism in a country that is very concerned with its international image and seems unwilling to hear that its behavior is causing international censure. Kushmaro had a unique opportunity to educate the Israeli public about a growing international movement by listening to the voices of Jewish-American activists who are deeply concerned with the survival of Israel and who refuse to be complicit in its continuing descent into an increasingly racist, militaristic society that endangers not only Palestinians, but Jewish Israelis and both Diasporas as well. Instead, he chose to produce a segment that only reinforced the increasing insularity of Israeli political discourse and the mantra that "the whole world is against us," without acknowledging that critics of Israel have legitimate concerns about the state's policies.

The response to the program has been telling. A number of us have been showered with hate mail, one interviewee was forced to close her facebook account and JVP has received more than its share of hostility. At the same time, several Israeli activists sent messages of support and pride and a few curious Israelis wrote, just wanting to talk.

Alice Rothchild is a Boston-based physician, author, and filmmaker who is active in the US Jewish peace movement.


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#MiseAuPoint : #israel, not #Iran, started Middle East nuclear arms race - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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#MiseAuPoint : #israel, not #Iran, started Middle East nuclear arms race - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Claims that the Iran deal will spark a nuclear arms race in the region ignore the fact that Israel been leading the Middle East's arms race for the last 65 years.


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The dark side of #US politics - World Socialist Web Site #DeptState #CIA #Clinton #NYTimes

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The dark side of #US politics - World Socialist Web Site #DeptState #CIA #Clinton #NYTimes


The New York Times has retracted its claim that the Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton, without revealing which government officials made the false allegation.


29 July 2015

An “Editor’s Note” published on page two of Tuesday’s New York Times confirms that the supposed “newspaper of record” in the United States served as the instrument for a politically-motivated dirty trick directed at the presidential campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Last Thursday’s online edition of the Times, and its Friday print edition, claimed that the inspectors general of the State Department and the intelligence agencies had requested a “criminal investigation” into whether Clinton “mishandled sensitive government information” in the private email account through which she carried out communications during her four years at the State Department.

The front-page report, under a three-column headline, touched off a media firestorm over the weekend, with suggestions that the launching of a criminal probe into Clinton’s email practices could doom her campaign. The issue dominated the Sunday talk shows on all the television networks and was virtually the sole topic of discussion on ultra-right talk radio and Fox News.

In the Tuesday “Editor’s Note,” the Times admitted that its account was false. There was no request for a “criminal investigation,” or for an inquiry into Clinton’s own conduct. Instead, the request was a “security referral” into “whether sensitive government information was mishandled” in a handful of emails that passed through Clinton’s mail server. There was no allegation of potentially criminal conduct and no specific reference to Clinton’s personal role.

However, although the Times maintained that the July 23-July 24 article “was based on multiple high-level government sources,” the newspaper did not report which of these sources supplied the false information about Clinton. This is certainly a relevant and newsworthy issue: either key Obama aides, or top officials of the Justice Department, State Department or intelligence agencies, have leaked a report targeting the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016. The two scenarios are not, of course, mutually exclusive, given Obama’s intimate ties with the intelligence apparatus.

If Obama loyalists were the source, that would suggest subterranean divisions within the Democratic Party wing of the political establishment. That this may be the case is reinforced by Obama’s public musing, during his ongoing trip to Africa, that if it were not for the constitutional prohibition, he could run for and win a third term in the White House, a clear suggestion that he finds the current Democratic presidential field lacking.

If Justice, State or CIA/NSA officials were the source of the leak, this would indicate significant opposition within the apparatus of the state itself either to Clinton’s campaign in particular, or to the prospect of any Democrat succeeding Obama in the White House. This would be even more important to report to the American people, since it would constitute a deliberate—and illegal—intervention into the US elections by agencies and officials who are accustomed to manipulating the political process in countries around the world.

The record of the Times over the last two decades reinforces the likelihood of the second scenario, in which Friday’s article was a deliberate provocation emanating from the intelligence agencies. Again and again, from the fabrications of Judith Miller about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction to more recent charges of Syrian government gas attacks, Russian missiles shooting down a Malaysian jetliner and Chinese military hackers invading US government computer systems, the Times has been a conduit for entirely unsubstantiated claims, emanating from undisclosed sources, that promote the interests of sections of the military-intelligence apparatus.

The Times gives no accounting of the source of the attack on the Clinton campaign because it is not an independent publication in any genuine sense, but rather the house organ of factions within the US financial and political elite and military/intelligence establishment that use its pages to manipulate public opinion in support of their desired policies.

The bogus report of a Clinton “criminal referral” is only one of a series of incidents that suggest that the 2016 presidential campaign is becoming the focal point for an extraordinary escalation of political tensions within the US ruling elite.

In the past week alone, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, positioning himself as the most right-wing of the Republican presidential hopefuls, publicly denounced Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as a liar. One of Cruz’s rivals for the Christian fundamentalist bloc, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, blasted the six-nation nuclear agreement with Iran, claiming that President Obama “will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.”

These statements follow a series of increasingly provocative and bigoted comments by billionaire Donald Trump targeting the 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain and many of Trump’s 2016 rivals. Trump currently leads opinion polls of likely Republican primary voters and has held the largest rallies of any of the Republican candidates.

What these episodes suggest is that the underlying social conflicts within the United States are beginning to overload a political system that is rotted through and through. The two officially recognized political parties, the Democrats and Republicans, are controlled by corporate interests and increasingly removed from the real concerns of the great mass of the American people.

There is mounting discontent over protracted economic slump, declining living standards and ever-deepening social inequality. Neither capitalist party has anything genuine to offer to working people. Both are seeking to divert and channel the rising social anger, the Democrats through the “left” demagogy of Bernie Sanders, the Republicans through increasingly vitriolic attacks on scapegoats such as immigrant workers.

It is impossible to predict, more than 15 months before Election Day, how the deepening crisis of American imperialism, and of world capitalism as a whole, will be reflected through the medium of the US presidential election campaign. Suffice it to say that there will be twists and turns and sudden political shocks, foreshadowing the entry of the American working class into mass struggles against the capitalist system.

Patrick Martin

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Fighting Both Sides of the Same War: Is #Turkey Using Attacks On #ISIL As Cover for Assault on #Kurds? - 15:22 #Syria

Fighting Both Sides of the Same War: Is #Turkey Using Attacks On #ISIL As Cover for Assault on #Kurds? - 15:22 #Syria

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http://democracynow.org - Turkish jets have reportedly launched their heaviest assault on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq since airstrikes began last week, effectively ending a two-year truce. Over the past week, the Turkish military has launched combat operations on two fronts: one against the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Syria, and another against Kurds inside Turkey and in northern Iraq, where Kurdish groups have been fighting against the Islamic State. This means Turkey is now essentially bombing both sides of the same war. During an emergency session of NATO in Brussels Tuesday, the body offered support for Turkey’s military campaigns, although some member states expressed unease over the crackdown against the Kurds. Turkey’s attacks on the Kurds come just a month after the pro-Kurdish opposition People’s Democratic Party won 13 percent of the vote, helping to deprive President Tayyip Erdogan’s AKP Party of a majority in the parliament for the first time since 2002. Over the past week, Turkey has detained more than 1,000 people in a series of raids, many targeting members of Kurdish groups. We speak to Kani Xulam, Director of the American Kurdish Information Network.


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Will #France and Other #Europe Countries Break With the #US on the #Ukraine Crisis? - The Nation

Will #France and Other #Europe Countries Break With the #US on the #Ukraine Crisis? - The Nation | News in english | Scoop.it

Will #France and Other #Europe Countries Break With the #US on the #Ukraine Crisis? - The Nation


Nation contributing editor Stephen F. Cohen and John Batchelor continue their weekly discussion of the new US–Russian Cold War. This week’s focus is on the significance of a visit by French parliamentarians to Crimea, whose annexation by Russia in 2014 has been declared by the West illegitimate...
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#Putin : It’s strange when we have to deal with the #US in order to discuss issues with #Europe - 2 mn RT #Russia


#Putin  : It’s strange when we have to deal with the #US in order to discuss issues with #Europe - 2 mn RT #Russia

Ajoutée le 27 juil. 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an interview to a Swiss news channel, sharing his perspective on the current situation in Europe. RT’s Madina Kochenova has more.

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Watch #RandPaul Avoid Questions On #israel

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Watch #RandPaul Avoid Questions On #israel


While Rand Paul travels the nation attempting to convince the people that he is here to “Defeat the Washington Machine,” his actions show that he is quite simply another cog in that exact establishment.
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#Ashrawi Says #israel Now "Completely Out of Control" - International Middle East Media Center

#Ashrawi Says #israel Now "Completely Out of Control" - International Middle East Media Center | News in english | Scoop.it

#Ashrawi Says #israel Now "Completely Out of Control" - International Middle East Media Center


PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi has strongly condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s approval of 300 units in the illegal settlement of Beit El and plans to construct additional units in and around Jerusalem, including 115 units in the settlement of Pisgat Ze’ev, 300 units in the settlement of Ramot, 70 units in the settlement of Gilo, and 19 in the settlement of Har Homa (Jabal Abu Ghneim): The IMEMC is a media collective. We are independent journalists producing and distributing the authentic voices of the people. We are located in Beit Sahour, in the Occupied West Bank, and we welcome new volunteers and contributors. IMEMC is a media center developed in collaboration between Palestinian and International journalists to provide independent media coverage of Israel-Palestine.
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Switzerland’s shrinking small arms industry - YouTube - swissinfo.ch #armement #suisse 3:03


Switzerland’s shrinking small arms industry - YouTube  - swissinfo.ch #armement #suisse 3:03

Ajoutée le 31 juil. 2015

Small arms manufacturing is on the decline in Switzerland. It’s a long way from the boom days. (SRF/swissinfo.ch)

Small weapon manufacturing in Switzerland is on the decline. Even though manufacturers haven’t released trade figures, the downward trend is clear.

Gone are the days of the booming Swiss arms industry. One beneficiary was the Swiss company SIG, the official supplier of automatic assault rifles for the Swiss army. During the 20th century, its facilities in Neuhausen produced more than a million assault rifles. In 2000 SAN Swiss Arms took over the SIG weapons division and in 2014 half of the workers in Neuhausen were made redundant.

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swissinfo.ch is the international branch of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC). Its role is to report on Switzerland and to provide a Swiss perspective on international events.

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'Swarm of people': #UK PM #Cameron accused of 'dehumanizing' Calais #migrants - #monster #pig

'Swarm of people': #UK PM #Cameron accused of 'dehumanizing' Calais #migrants - #monster #pig


Ajoutée le 31 juil. 2015

Britain's PM is in hot water, for describing the thousands of desperate UK-bound migrants camped out in the French port of Calais as 'a swarm'. David Cameron's opponents said he should remember that he's talking about people and not insects. Rights groups condemned his comment as 'dehumazising' and 'irresponsible'.

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#JonStewart had secret meetings with #Obama - RT America 3:02 #media #bias #agenda YouTube

#JonStewart had secret meetings with #Obama - RT America 3:02 #media #bias #agenda YouTube


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A new report from Politico details how President Obama called Jon Stewart to secret meetings in the Oval Office at pivotal times. One time in 2011 was during a budget debate; another time in 2014 on the day of Obama's press conference on the Ukraine/Russia issue. Stewart's "The Daily Show" coincidentally ran jokes about Putin that very same night. The Resident discusses. Follow The Resident at http://www.twitter.com/TheResident

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Whoa, #Pentagon Influences TV Shows Like 'American Idol'? New Documents Show Scary Collaboration #USA #arts

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Whoa, #Pentagon Influences TV Shows Like 'American Idol'? New Documents Show Scary Collaboration #USA #arts

The military is everywhere in our arts and entertainment looking for a way to promote its public relations agenda.

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Ex-President of #Honduras, Ousted in a Coup Supported by President #Obama & Hillary #Clinton Speaks Out

Ex-President of #Honduras, Ousted in a Coup Supported by President #Obama & Hillary #Clinton Speaks Out | News in english | Scoop.it

Ex-President of #Honduras, Ousted in a Coup Supported by President #Obama & Hillary #Clinton Speaks Out


Hillary Clinton was secretary of state when Manuel Zelaya was removed as Honduras’s democratically-elected president.
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#MichaelMoore prepares new doc attacking #US war policy: ‘Where to Invade Next’ - YouTube 2:23 - RT

#MichaelMoore prepares new doc attacking #US war policy: ‘Where to Invade Next’ - YouTube 2:23 - RT


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Michael Moore, the polemic filmmaker behind “Bowling for Columbine,” “Fahrenheit 911” and “Sicko” is preparing his newest film, this time tackling America’s policy of “endless wars.” Simone Del Rosario has more details.
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#génial "MOUSELAND" (in english with sous-titres français) - YouTube #humour #politics #politique #ploutocratie 5:03

#génial "MOUSELAND" (in english with sous-titres français) - YouTube #humour #politics #politique #ploutocratie 5:03

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#israel to vote on controversial force-feeding bill - #HumanRights #Palestine #boycottisrael #BDS - 2:28 - Al Jazeera


#israel to vote on controversial force-feeding bill - #HumanRights #Palestine #boycottisrael #BDS - 2:28 - Al Jazeera

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Israeli MPs are due to vote on a proposed law that would legalise the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike. Both medical associations and UN human rights experts are calling on politicians to scrap the bill, calling it unethical. Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker reports from West Jerusalem.

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"Deplorable": Federal Judge Condemns For-Profit #Texas Detention Centers For Immigrant Families - #USA 12:14 YouTube

"Deplorable": Federal Judge Condemns For-Profit #Texas Detention Centers For Immigrant Families - #USA 12:14 YouTube

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http://democracynow.org - In what could be a major victory for human rights advocates here in the United States, a federal judge has issued a harsh condemnation of the mass detention of immigrant women and children, calling conditions in the privately-run prisons "deplorable." The ruling by U.S. District Judge Dolly Gee gives the Obama administration 90 days to either release the more than 2,000 women and children being held in two Texas facilities or to show just cause to continue holding them. Immigration lawyers say the ruling has already had a "groundbreaking" impact as Texas judges have started ordering women and children’s release without bond, though many have been forced to wear electronic ankle monitors. Republicans are calling on the Obama administration to appeal the ruling. We speak to longtime immigration lawyer Barbara Hines who represents many clients who are detained in the Karnes and Dilley detention centers in Texas.

Democracy Now! is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,300+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9am ET: http://democracynow.org


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#LeopoldoLópez Is Not #Venezuela’s Savior - The Nation

#LeopoldoLópez Is Not #Venezuela’s Savior  - The Nation | News in english | Scoop.it


#LeopoldoLópez Is Not #Venezuela’s Savior  - The Nation


oberto Lovato has just published a great investigative essay in Foreign Policy on Leopoldo López, the jailed darling of Venezuela’s opposition. López is celebrated in the US press as a cross between Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. He is handsome, like King, and, like Gandhi, occasionally shirtless. Newsweek blushes over López’s “twinkling chocolate-colored eyes and high cheekbones.” He is, apparently, a “revolutionary who has it all”: an “attractive and supportive wife, two children who get along with each other and impossibly adorable Labrador puppies.” Everything except a revolution.

Drawing on WikiLeaked cables, Lovato reveals how López over the years has been handled by the US embassy in Caracas. (Roberto told me that 15 minutes after a colleague of his posted the FP article on social media, someone from the US embassy e-mailed and said, “You should really come to me when it comes to Venezuela.”) Despite this support, though, López remains a divisive figure within Venezuela, and Lovato’s piece helps explain why the opposition can’t get its act together, despite opportunities offered by serious economic problems and rampant corruption.

A few years ago, not long after Hugo Chávez’s March 2013 death and the razor-thin election of Chávez’s successor, Nicolás(...)

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#Yemen truce 'urgent' as doctors run out of medicines - Al Jazeera - 3:47


#Yemen truce 'urgent' as doctors run out of medicines - Al Jazeera - 3:47

Yemen has been rocked by months of fighting between Houthi Shia rebels and Hadi loyalists, supported by the coalition, leaving thousands dead and 21 million people in need of urgent aid. But a unilateral five-day truce announced by the Arab coalition appears to have not taken hold on Monday.Hassan Boucenine, the head of mission for Yemen's Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) told Al Jazeera a truce was urgently required by medics as there were now no medicines getting into the country besides those brought in by NGOs."In practice, more than half of the hospitals have stopped working,

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The Horrors of #JohnMcCain: War Hero or War Criminal?

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The Horrors of #JohnMcCain: War Hero or War Criminal?

The race-baiting panjandrum of Manhattan, Donald Trump, is currently taking flak from the media and politicians for deprecating John McCain's status as a "war hero". Trump's rhetoric is typically b...

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