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Plan to use financial markets to halt climate change is ‘doomed’

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A leading scientist has dismissed the United Nations’ call for governments to use the world’s financial markets as the central weapon against climate change as being “doomed to failure and a dangerous distraction”.
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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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14 images that show just how laughable #TTIP is - The Independent #Europe #Mafia #Tobacco #Lobbycracy

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14 images that show just how laughable #TTIP is - The Independent #Europe #Mafia #Tobacco #Lobbycracy

TTIP controversy: The European Commission and Big Tobacco accused of cover-up after heavily redacted documents released

The European Commission has been accused of a cover-up after refusing to release details of talks between its officials and the tobacco industry during negotiations over the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) treaty.

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#US State Dept. spokesperson knows nothing about major #Iraq War inquiry - YouTube

#US State Dept. spokesperson knows nothing about major #Iraq War inquiry - YouTube


Ajoutée le 25 août 2015

British newspaper the Daily Mail has been lobbying since 2009 for more information from the US government over documents related to a probe of high-ranking UK officials and their involvement in the run-up to the Iraq War, also called the Chilcot Inquiry, but it has received only a handful of documents and most of it was redacted. When Gayane Chichakyan pressed the US State Department, the spokesperson claimed to know nothing about the years-long inquiry.

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#HipHop Legend #BootsRiley on #BlackLivesMatter & How His Cousin Was Accused of Shooting a Cop - #USA #racism


#HipHop Legend #BootsRiley on #BlackLivesMatter & How His Cousin Was Accused of Shooting a Cop - #USA #racism

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DemocracyNow.org - Legendary hip-hop artist Boots Riley has just published a new book, "Tell Homeland Security–We Are the Bomb,” of his songs, commentaries and stories from his work with the Oakland hip-hop group The Coup and the band Street Sweeper Social Club. Riley has been deeply involved in political activism for decades, from taking part in protests against police brutality to supporting Occupy Oakland to speaking out on Palestinian issues. Last week, he joined more than 1,000 black activists, artists and scholars in signing on to a statement supporting "the liberation of Palestine’s land and people." He also describes how his his cousin, Carlos Riley, who was accused of shooting a police officer in Durham, North Carolina, in 2012 was just found not guilty of shooting the police officer.

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Is #Russia #Hamas' bridge to global #diplomacy? - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East #Gaza #Palestine

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La Russie est-elle le pont pour que le Hamas puisse avoir accès, après une période d'isolement, aux relations diplomatiques internationales ?


Is #Russia #Hamas' bridge to global #diplomacy? - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East #Gaza #Palestine


Hamas is seeking to improve its international relations by reinforcing some ties and mending others following a period of relative isolation.
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This map shows how enormous #US military spending really is


This map shows how enormous #US military spending really is

The Pentagon absolutely dwarfs any rival.

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How One Film Gave Voice To Three #Whistleblowers The #US Government Tried To Silence - #whistleblowing

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How One Film Gave Voice To Three #Whistleblowers The #US Government Tried To Silence - #whistleblowing

“Silenced,” a film directed by James Spione has tapped into a zeitgeist moment, when people all over the world are deeply concerned about powers their government has claimed to protect security which infringe upon civil liberties, press freedom, and openness in government.

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Are the suburbs of #Paris incubators of #terrorism? By George Packer - The New Yorker #cités #banlieue

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Are the suburbs of #Paris incubators of #terrorism? By George Packer - The New Yorker #cités #banlieue


ouad Ben Ahmed never paid much attention to Charlie Hebdo. He found the satirical magazine to be vulgar and not funny, and to him it seemed fixated on Islam, but he didn’t think that its contributors did real harm. One of its cartoonists, Stéphane Charbonnier, also drew for Le Petit Quotidien, a children’s paper to which Ben Ahmed subscribed for his two kids. On January 7th, upon hearing that two French brothers with Algerian names, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, had executed twelve people at the Charlie Hebdo offices—including Charbonnier—in revenge for covers caricaturing Muhammad, Ben Ahmed wrote on Facebook, “My French heart bleeds, my Muslim soul weeps. Nothing, absolutely nothing,can justify these barbaric acts. Don’t talk to me about media or politicians who would play such-and-such a game, because there’s no excuse for barbarism. #JeSuisCharlie.”

That night, Ben Ahmed left his house, in the suburbs outside Paris, and went into the city to join tens of thousands of people at a vigil. He is of Algerian and Tunisian descent, with dark skin, and a few white extremists spat threats at him, but Ben Ahmed ignored them—France was his country, too. On January 11th, he joined the one and a half million citizens who marched in unity from the Place de la République.

Ben Ahmed’s Facebook page became a forum for others, mostly French Muslims, to discuss the attacks. Many expressed simple grief and outrage; a few aired conspiracy theories, suggesting a plot to stigmatize Muslims. “Let the investigators shed light on this massacre,” Ben Ahmed advised. One woman wrote, “I fear for the Muslims of France. The narrow-minded or frightened are going to dig in their heels and make an amalgame”—conflate terrorists with all Muslims. Ben Ahmed agreed: “Our country is going to be more divided.” He defended his use of #JeSuisCharlie, arguing that critiques of Charlie’s content, however legitimate before the attack, had no place afterward. “If we have a debate on the editorial line, it’s like saying, ‘Yes—but,’ ” he later told me. “In these conditions, that is unthinkable.”

Ben Ahmed, who is thirty-nine, works as a liaison between residents and the local government in Bondy—a suburb, northeast of Paris, in an area called Department 93. For decades a bastion of the old working class and the Communist Party, the 93 is now known for its residents of Arab and African origin. To many Parisians, the 93 signifies decayed housing projects, crime, unemployment, and Muslims. France has all kinds of suburbs, but the word for them, banlieues, has become pejorative, meaning slums dominated by immigrants. Inside the banlieues are the cités: colossal concrete housing projects built during the postwar decades, in the Brutalist style of Le Corbusier. Conceived as utopias for workers, they have become concentrations of poverty and social isolation. The cités and their occupants are the subject of anxious and angry discussion in France. Two recent books by the eminent political scientist Gilles Kepel, “Banlieue de la République” and “Quatre-vingt-treize” (“Ninety-three”), are studies in industrial decline and growing segregation by group identity. There’s a French pejorative for that, too: communautarisme.

After the Charlie massacre—and after a third terrorist, Amedy Coulibaly, gunned down a black policewoman outside a Jewish school and four Jews at a kosher supermarket—there was a widespread feeling, in France and elsewhere, that the killings were somehow related to the banlieues. But an exact connection is not easy to establish. Although these alienated communities are increasingly prone to anti-Semitism, the profiles of French jihadists don’t track closely with class; many have come from bourgeois families. The sense of exclusion in the banlieues is an acute problem that the republic has neglected for decades, but more jobs and better housing won’t put an end to French jihadism.

Ben Ahmed has lived in the 93 his entire life. A few years ago, he and his wife, Carolina, and their two children moved into a small house near Charles de Gaulle Airport. They wanted to be near a private school that the children attend, because most public schools in the 93 are overcrowded and chaotic, and staffed by younger, less qualified teachers. Ben Ahmed spent his teens in one of the toughest suburbs, Bobigny, in a notorious cité called l’Abreuvoir. During his twenties and early thirties, Ben Ahmed wa(..)

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Travelling with #refugees on their journey through #Greece as arrivals surge - Al Jazeera - 2:38

Travelling with #refugees on their journey through #Greece as arrivals surge  - Al Jazeera - 2:38


Ajoutée le 25 août 2015

The UN's High Commissioner for refugees is calling on European countries to come together - to create a working strategy to deal with the massive influx of displaced people making their way to Europe.The United Nations says the number of refugees crossing into Macedonia from Greece is about 3,000 a day.Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull travels with some refugees on their journey from the Aegean island of Lesbos, where the number of arrivals is growing daily.Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribeFollow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglishFind us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeeraCheck our website http://www.aljazeera.com

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The Civilian Toll From the War Against #ISIS .Why Isn’t the #Press Covering It?-The Nation #MediaBlackOut #Media

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The Civilian Toll From the War Against #ISIS .Why Isn’t the #Press Covering It?-The Nation #MediaBlackOut #Media

The US-led bombing campaign has killed hundreds, according to one comprehensive report. The Pentagon admits to two.

By Sara RathodYesterday 1:53 pm

Eight months ago, on December 28, a warplane from the US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, or ISIS, struck a building in the Syrian town of al-Bab that had been identified as a local headquarters for the militant group. It was just one of over a thousand airstrikes the coalition had launched up to that point. However, this building wasn’t simply a gathering place for militants or a storehouse for weapons. It was also being used as a makeshift prison for local civilians whom ISIS had accused of petty offenses like smoking cigarettes and wearing jeans.


The jail was a symptom of the harsh rule the Islamic State had imposed in early 2014. When ISIS took over the town, in the Aleppo region near the Turkish border, ordinary life gave way to a reign of terror. Executions were regularly carried out in the town square, with the bodies of victims being left out for days, often with signs hanging from their chests stating their alleged crimes. Islamic State members would stop children in the street and ask them if their fathers had gone to prayer. Hundreds of locals were held in prison at any given time.

When the coalition bomb hit on that December evening, one witness said, the explosion shook the entire city. In the hours that followed, there was shooting in the streets; the Islamic State could be heard making announcements over loudspeakers; and sirens wailed into the night. The witness said he could hear women in the town screaming and crying when they found out that the building where their relatives were being held had been hit. The prison was leveled, and it was days before the rubble was cleared and all the bodies were extracted and returned to the victims’ families. At least 58 civilians were killed, including a number of teenagers. So far, it is one of the worst mass-casualty incidents attributed to the US-led coalition.

The Pentagon didn’t disclose the airstrike publicly, but a week later, reporters at McClatchy got a tip from one of their partners in Syria. After persistent questioning, the Pentagon admitted it had carried out the attack. McClatchy published a story, backed up by photographic evidence, NGO corroboration, and witness accounts. If it hadn’t been for the doggedness of the McClatchy reporters, the story might not have been reported at all.

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#US Army Reopens Criminal Inquiry Into #Afghanistan Civilians’ (17 Deaths) - NYTimes.com

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#US Army Reopens Criminal Inquiry Into #Afghanistan Civilians’ (17 Deaths) - NYTimes.com

By ROD NORDLAND
August 24, 2015

KABUL, Afghanistan — The United States military has reopened a criminal investigation into a series of at least 17 murders of civilians in 2012 and 2013 for which Afghan officials blamed an Army Special Forces team, a senior Western official here said on Monday.

A spokesman for the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command in Quantico, Va., Chris Grey, confirmed that a criminal investigation of the deaths was underway, although he did not say when the investigation had begun. The senior official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter, said the investigation had been reopened in recent weeks.

“All death investigations conducted by U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command Special Agents are conducted to a thoroughness standard, not necessarily to a timetable,” Mr. Grey said, in an emailed response to questions. “The investigation has yet to be finalized. During the case review process, information and leads were identified that demand further investigation.”

Afghan military investigators who carried out their own investigation on the orders of Hamid Karzai, the president at the time, had blamed interrogators who were part of a Special Forces A-Team based in the Nerkh district of Wardak Province, including an interpreter who was said to have dual Afghan-American citizenship and three American soldiers who worked with him.

Afghan investigators found a videotape showing the interpreter, identified as Zakaria Kandahari and reportedly also known as Zikria Noorzai, torturing and questioning a man who had been detained in Nerkh, an area with a strong Taliban presence. The Special Forces A-Team was based next to the district government headquarters in Nerkh, along with a Central Intelligence Agency unit of irregular troops and Afghan forces, the investigators said.

Some of the Afghan irregulars, including Mr. Kandahari, were working there under the guise of being part of a mine-clearing charity, and were under American control and direction, the Afghan investigators said.

When Afghan officials demanded that the American military turn Mr. Kandahari over for questioning, it reported that he had suddenly escaped from the Special Forces base, a heavily guarded facility in the middle of largely hostile territory, leading to a furious reaction from Mr. Karzai.

Mr. Kandahari was later arrested and allegedly told Afghan military investigators that the Nerkh detainees, who were picked up over a period of weeks and months for questioning by the A-Team, were killed by his American handlers. He said the same was true for the detainee he was seen torturing in the video.

The arrests of the detainees took place late in 2012 and early in 2013, with the bodies of the missing men discovered over the next several months. After Mr. Karzai ordered the A-Team to leave Wardak Province, what were believed to be many of the bodies were found buried close to the A-Team base in Nerkh.

At one point, the Afghan president expressed his anger by ordering all American Special Forces out of Wardak Province, a strategic area only a half-hour’s drive from the Afghan capital. The move was later reversed.

With family members of the disappeared men staging protests and accusing the American military and Mr. Kandahari of killing them, Mr. Karzai ordered an investigation and also demanded Mr. Kandahari’s immediate arrest. Top officials close to Mr. Karzai said it was clear that the Special Forces had protected Mr. Kandahari from capture.

Mr. Kandahari was later apprehended by the National Directorate for Security, Afghanistan’s intelligence service, and officials said he would be tried for murder. The outcome of that trial has not been publicized.

American military officials insisted that Mr. Kandahari was not an American citizen; many Afghan officials disputed that. The Americans said that Mr. Kandahari had left the control of the American military long before the video of him carrying out torture surfaced, but Afghan officials said the torture session took place on an American base while Mr. Kandahari was working for the Americans.

At the time of the controversy, the American military responded hotly to the allegations, both from Afghan officials and from the Western news media.

“We have done three investigations down there, and all absolve I.S.A.F. forces and Special Forces of all wrongdoing,” a military spokesman for the American-led military coalition, which was then known as the International Security Assistance Force, said in July 2013.

Family members and other witnesses to the disappearances in Nerkh said they were never approached by American military investigators to hear their own accounts. Many said they saw their loved ones taken away by Mr. Kandahari, accompanied by Special Forces soldiers, never to be seen alive again.

Those were not criminal investigations, however, as the one now reportedly is. The military had later opened and then closed a 2013 criminal investigation into the killings, and the current reopened investigation appears to be a continuation of that.

“Although time is very important,” Mr. Grey said, “C.I.D. Special Agents are trained and determined to get to the truth regardless of how long that might take.” He pointed out that carrying out a criminal investigation in a war zone posed special difficulties because of dangers to investigators, lack of access to witnesses, and “subject and victim identities in a foreign, austere and chaotic environment.”

Patricia Gossman, the senior Afghan researcher for Human Rights Watch, cautiously welcomed reports of the military’s criminal investigation, which she said was overdue.

“This is the kind of thing that should have happened when there were clear indications a crime had happened,” she said. “It is a positive step but we need to see if they undertake the kind of investigation this requires: talking to the witnesses and families, and also looking at it from the point of view of command responsibility, not just whether American forces were directly involved, but whether they were aware of what happened as well.”

An earlier version of this article misstated the surname of the senior Afghan researcher for Human Rights Watch. She is Patricia Gossman, not Grossman.

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#WarCriminals Gather In #London For World’s Largest #Arms Fair

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#WarCriminals Gather In #London For World’s Largest #Arms Fair

Not to be outdone, thousands of anti-war protesters make their presence known at the event.

EDINBURGH – Thousands of activists are expected to gather at the United Kingdom’s largest international arms fair in London next month. Attended by hundreds of arms companies with exhibits representing over 1,500 arms firms, the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Exhibition brings representatives from the world’s most oppressive regimes together in one place to sell military weapons, including those from Israel, Russia, and Saudi Arabia.

DSEI is a bi-annual event held at ExCel Exhibition Centre in London’s Docklands, one of the largest of its kind anywhere in the world with 32,000 visitors expected including 150 delegations from over 60 countries.

But critics of DSEI are planning a series of protests to highlight the fact that nations such as Britain and the United States supply weaponry to nations with appalling human rights records. Their customers created some of the world’s most dire human rights disasters that ended in apartheid, genocide and ethnic cleansing in the Middle East and Africa.

With the United States as the world’s largest weapons exporter, DSEI’s website states that American weapons manufacturers including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon have booked a significant amount of space at DSEI with 190 firms due to attend. Smaller American weapons specialist companies will also be in attendance.

 

Profiting from war

A coalition called Stop the Arms Fair have organized a week of action while DSEI takes place. They first plan to float wreaths at Royal Victoria Dock in London to commemorate victims of war and host a candlelit vigil outside the venue. There will also be attempts to prevent military hardware from reaching ExCel.

On Monday, September 7, 2015, there will be a day long protest against the arming of Israel to support calls by Palestinian civil society for a two-way arms embargo to end the import and export of weapons and components used to ethnically cleanse Palestinians and commit alleged war crimes against civilian population in Gaza.

Organisations opposed to DSEI include Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) which is based in London and part of Stop the Arms Fair. Andrew Smith, a member of CAAT, told MintPress News that non-violent direct action is justified and necessary,

“Arms companies profit from war and conflict across the globe and must be opposed wherever they are. Companies like Raytheon and Lockheed Martin might operate from the West, but their real impact is felt on the ground in countries like Gaza and Yemen. The arms companies and the governments that support them need to be confronted with the devastating consequences of their actions.”

But the show will go on. DSEI Event Director, Duncan Reid, emphasized the important role the United States plays at the conference in a statement posted on the website:

“Representation from the US is particularly strong, with DSEI providing a gateway to European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets, with the latter two regions in particular increasing spending on defence imports from the US. We are excited about the important role that US exhibitors will play in this year’s show.”

 

Opposition to arming of Israel

There has been mounting opposition in the UK against the arms trade in recent years with protests often targeted at companies selling weaponry to Israel. Last month, it emerged that arms deals to Israel worth £4m were approved by Britain immediately after last summer’s bombardment of Gaza and that export licences were granted despite evidence that UK weaponry may have been used during Israel’s assault called Operation Protective Edge, which killed over 2000 people including over 500 children.

The new joint report published by War on Want, Palestine Solidarity Campaign and CAAT called “Arming Apartheid: UK Complicity in Israel’s Crimes Against the Palestinian People,” revealed that the UK government sanctioned licences for surface-to-surface missiles, combat helicopters and military communications equipment. The first licence was granted only five days after the conflict ended.

The report said the licences covered military equipment that is likely to be used by Israel if violence resumes.

Ryvka Barnard, a senior campaigner at War on Want said:

“The Arming Apartheid report exposes the UK government’s continued complicity in Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people, making the campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions on Israel, now in its 10th year, as important as ever. Only a full two-way arms embargo can ensure the UK will no longer be complicit in Israeli state’s crimes and abuses.”

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#US sends F-22 fighter jets to #Europe as part of #Ukraine response - The Guardian #imperialism #NATO #OTAN

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#US sends F-22 fighter jets to #Europe as part of #Ukraine response - The Guardian #imperialism #NATO #OTAN

( and in the meantime USA is cutting spendings on health and education .. )

Warplanes will train alongside Eurofighter and other Nato aircraft as ‘Russia’s military activity continues to be of great concern’, says air force secretary

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#israel reveals "delegitimization department" to spy on boycott activists (source : Haaretz) - #BDS #Palestine

#israel reveals "delegitimization department" to spy on boycott activists (source : Haaretz) - #BDS #Palestine | News in english | Scoop.it


Haarez, journal israélien de centre-gauche, a révélé la semaine passée que l'état voyou d'israel a crée un "département de délégitimisation" des activistes et groupes BDS étrangers (cela fait longtemps qu'ils le font pou les militants israéliens) . Il lui est permis d'utiliser des méthodes "possiblement illégales"


#israel reveals "delegitimization department" to spy on boycott activists (source : Haaretz) - #BDS #Palestine

The Israeli military intelligence agency tells Haaretz that it is working against left-wing and BDS groups around the world.

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#NoamChomsky: #israel #Apartheid ‘Much Worse’ Than #SouthAfrica

#NoamChomsky: #israel #Apartheid ‘Much Worse’ Than #SouthAfrica | News in english | Scoop.it

Pour Noam Chomksy, l'apartheid pratiqué par israel envers les palestiniens est pire que celui que l'Afrique du Sudi pratiquait envers les Noirs


#NoamChomsky: #israel #Apartheid ‘Much Worse’ Than #SouthAfrica


Famous American linguist Noam Chomsky has described the actions of the Israeli occupation in Palestine as “worse than South African apartheid”.

In the Occupied Territories, what Israel is doing is much worse than apartheid,” Chomsky says, according to Days of Palestine. “To call it apartheid is a gift to Israel, at least if by ‘apartheid’ you mean South African-style apartheid.

“What is happening in the Occupied Territories is much worse. There is a crucial difference. The South African Nationalists needed the black population. That was their workforce…

“The Israeli relationship to the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories is totally different. They just do not want them. They want them out, or at least in prison.”

He described listening to the American mainstream media, such as CBS, like listening directly to the Israeli propaganda agencies. “It is a shameful moment for US media when it insists on being subservient to the grotesque propaganda agencies of a violent, aggressive state [Israel],” he said.

Chomsky accused the United States of continuing to provide the decisive support for the [Israeli] atrocities against the Palestinians.

“When what is called Israeli jet planes bomb defenceless targets in Gaza, that is US jet planes with Israeli pilots,” he said. “And the same with the high-tech munition and so on and so forth. So this is, again, sadism masked as compassion. Those are the actions.”

In a long interview with Democracy now, Chomsky insisted that the US is a violent state and is it exporting violence to other countries like the Israeli occupation.

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How #Google is poised to steal the #US election - RT America

How #Google is poised to steal the #US election - RT America


Ajoutée le 25 août 2015

Robert Epstein, a senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, and his team recently published their findings in a recent study in the National Academy of Sciences. They found that Google has the ability to rig the upcoming US Presidential Election in 2016. The Resident discusses. Follow The Resident at http://www.twitter.com/TheResident

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#portrait : #Syria’s lords of war - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

#portrait : #Syria’s lords of war - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | News in english | Scoop.it


#portrait : #Syria’s lords of war - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Car dealer and amateur astronomer Hatim Ali Staiti became a warlord and now commands a notorious militia known for fighting for the regime.

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#UN Official Says Human Suffering in #Yemen ''Almost Incomprehensible'' #MediaBlackOut #HiddenWar

#UN Official Says Human Suffering in #Yemen ''Almost Incomprehensible'' #MediaBlackOut #HiddenWar | News in english | Scoop.it

#UN Official Says Human Suffering in #Yemen ''Almost Incomprehensible'' #MediaBlackOut #HiddenWar


Yemenis are in need of aid after 1.5 million displaced and a death toll of 4,000 in just five months.
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#israeli #NGO accused of subsidizing Jewish extremists with #US money - Jerusalem Post #Palestine

#israeli #NGO accused of subsidizing Jewish extremists with #US money - Jerusalem Post #Palestine | News in english | Scoop.it

#israeli #NGO accused of subsidizing Jewish extremists with #US money - Jerusalem Post #Palestine

Honenu partially raises funds in the US and provides financial support to Jews convicted of or on trial for violence against Palestinians.

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#SaudiArabia Beheads Nearly Twice As Many People As #ISIS #Daesch So Far This Year - #Barbarism #OurFriends ..

#SaudiArabia Beheads Nearly Twice As Many People As #ISIS #Daesch So Far This Year - #Barbarism #OurFriends .. | News in english | Scoop.it


#SaudiArabia Beheads Nearly Twice As Many People As #ISIS #Daesch So Far This Year - #Barbarism #OurFriends ..

Saudi Arabia recently killed three convicted robbers and a murderer, while ISIS executed an elderly archaeologist for idolatry last week.

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Digital #Surveillance ‘Worse Than #Orwell’, Says New #UN #Privacy Chief - The Guardian

Digital #Surveillance ‘Worse Than #Orwell’, Says New #UN #Privacy Chief - The Guardian | News in english | Scoop.it


Digital #Surveillance ‘Worse Than #Orwell’, Says New #UN #Privacy Chief - The Guardian

Joseph Cannataci describes British oversight as ‘a joke’ and says a Geneva convention for the internet is needed.

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German Neo-Nazis Accused of Urinating on Children Amid Wave of Anti-#Immigrant Sentiment | VICE News

German Neo-Nazis Accused of Urinating on Children Amid Wave of Anti-#Immigrant Sentiment | VICE News


The incident is the latest in a string of racially motivated attacks in Germany in recent months, with many targeting the influx of refugees that have surged into Europe from conflict zones in the Middle East and Africa.
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How to Uninstall #Microsoft Spying Updates from Windows 7/8 #surveillance

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How to Uninstall #Microsoft Spying Updates from Windows 7/8 #surveillance


Back at the beginning of this month, we reported that how Microsoft has planned to spy on its users by releasing their latest operating system Windows 10.
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President of #israel #Rivlin: Settling the Land of osrael is our historical right - #Haaretz

President of #israel #Rivlin: Settling the Land of osrael is our historical right - #Haaretz | News in english | Scoop.it


President of #israel #Rivlin: Settling the Land of osrael is our historical right - #Haaretz

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via Tibou Abdessemed - ty
'........Without realizing what he said, the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin, just admitted that Zionism is based on Judaism & it's religious promises. He said "Our right to this land is not a matter of political debate. It is a basic fact of modern Zionism." What he calls "fact" is only based on RELIGIOUS TEXT (Old Testament/Torah). Israel's own archaeologists (like Israel Finkelstein) have repeatedly said that Palestine was NOT inhabited by the Israelites during the first temple period like the OT claims. So his claims are not only bogus (based on false history), but more importantly he just admitted that Modern Zionism IS indeed based on religious Judaism texts. Opps.
So let's not pretend any more that rabbinic Judaism & Zionism are entirely different things, the premise of modern Zionism that this land belongs to them (their historical homeland) is based on RELIGIOUS TEXT & those religious text happen to be false history. Judaism & Zionism are merely two different sides of the same coin & the president of Israel just inadvertently admitted it.....'"

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The 'Unconverted': How #israel excludes those 'not Jewish enough' -Haaretz #insane

The 'Unconverted': How #israel excludes those 'not Jewish enough' -Haaretz #insane | News in english | Scoop.it


La discrimination en israel ne s'exerce pas seulement envers les palestiniens mais aussi envers ceux qui ne sont pas "assez juiifs. Intéressant d'article d'Haaretz, journali israélien sioniste de centre-gauche


How Israel excludes those 'not Jewish enough': Meet the 'second-class' Jews whose plight is sparking an uprising against Israel's supreme religious authority.


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#israel getting majority of its #oil from #Iraq #Kurds since May: Report

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#israel getting majority of its #oil from #Iraq #Kurds since May: Report

Iraq's federal government is likely to be upset about the high volume of Kurdish crude oil sales to Israel

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