Ron Paul's consistently strong anti-war message is one that resonates with many U.S. troops today. Hundreds of active duty troops, veterans, and Paul supporters marched from the Washington Monument to the White House this afternoon. Sick of fighting seemingly never-ending wars overseas, troops that took part in the march say they are ready for radical change. Liz Wahl spoke to veterans that say their only hope for that is getting Paul into the White House.
Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry said on Monday its security forces would use "an iron fist" to end violence in a Shi'ite Muslim area of the country and defended its tactics against what it called foreign-backed troublemakers.
The Iranian Government once again welcomed the IAEA into the country to discuss their nuclear energy program, and to dispel unfounded allegations from the West and Israel that they are pursing a nuclear weapon.
So much for change. The Obama administration is continuing their efforts to go back on every single campaign promise, and beyond all odds make themselves look even worse than the administration of George W. Bush...
Officials in the International Atomic Energy Agency are meeting in Iran this week for the second round of talks in a month on the status of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program, a meeting that could potentially stymie efforts in the West to preemptively strike Iran.
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) was passed by Congress on December 15, 2011 and signed by the President in the late hours of New Year's Eve. The majority of the bill deals with defense spending, but sections 1021 and 1022 allow for American citizens to be taken into military custody without charge or trial for the "duration of hostilities" in the War on Terror. The NDAA includes language that is in stark contrast of:
1. Habeas Corpus (the right to a trial)
2. The Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 (prevention of the use of military on American soil).
Cracks appear to widen in US/Israeli relations over opposing views on how to approach the Iranian issue. Tel-Aviv is upset by Washington's opposition to launching strikes on Tehran's nuclear facilities and now says that position actually play into Iran's hands. RT's Irina Galushko reports from Tel Aviv.
Meanwhile the UN nuclear inspectors are back in Iran - for the second time in less than a month. The IAEA team is expected to hold key talks over Tehran's nuclear program - with the Islamic state hoping to to dispel all allegations of it's military purpose. Despite growing international pressure triggered by Iran's atomic development, some experts say the West's war rhetoric is misguided.
Does it cost you hundreds of dollars just to get to work each month? If it does, you are certainly not alone. There are millions of other Americans in the exact same boat. In recent years, the price of gas in the United States has gotten so outrageous that it has played a major factor in where millions of American families have decided to live and in what kind of vehicles they have decided to purchase.
The Arab League Monday condemned a phrase posted in Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu's facebook page in which he wished death to all Arabs, following a school bus accident that killed 10 children and injured 40 others.
The Houston Astros are planning to play their preseason games in throw back uniforms. Before the Houston team was renamed the Astros. They were the Houston Colt 45s with the name of the Colts on the jersey with a six shooter Colt45 Peacemaker. Major League Baseball told the team to remove the gun from the uniform. People should have the right to keep and bear arms even if it is just a picture of a gun on a t-shirt. The Atlanta Braves no longer has a Tomahawk on their jersey. Political correctness gone amok.
In a study released by the International Journal of Biological Sciences, analyzing the effects of genetically modified foods on mammalian health, researchers found that agricultural giant Monsanto's GM corn is linked to organ damage in rats.
Monsanto gathered its own crude statistical data after conducting a 90-day study, even though chronic problems can rarely be found after 90 days, and concluded that the corn was safe for consumption. The stamp of approval may have been premature, however.
With around 2.4 million incarcerated, America has by far the world's largest prison system. Two-thirds in it are Black or Latino.
Most held are non-violent. Over half are for drug related charges. Around 75% are Blacks or Latinos. On all charges, many are persecuted political prisoners.
In her book titled, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," Michelle Alexander called today's Jim Crow a modern-day elitist-designed racial caste system. Believing poor Blacks (and Latinos) are dangerous and economically superfluous, America's gulag became an instrument of social control. According to Alexander...
"For the first time ever, it will become technologically and financially feasible for authoritarian governments to record nearly everything that is said or done within their borders - every phone conversation, electronic message, social media interaction, the movements of nearly every person and vehicle, and video from every street corner."
Agenda 21 has been broken up and repackaged as three new organizations:
America 2050, Forum for the Future, and the Rewilding Project. The re-branding of Agenda 21 also allows the globalists to advance another older concepts that has been in the works for a long time, mainly The North American Union.
Through these three organizations, the globalists have implemented and started executing a strategy that will bring about an Orwellian state where all 50 states are merged into mega regions and where people are rationed food, water, and energy. Get ready... get set...
Russian scientists have resurrected a flowering plant from 30,000-year-old seeds found in an Ice Age squirrel’s treasure chamber in the Siberian permafrost. This pioneering experiment paves the way for the revival of other species.
After shamelessly declaring their obliteration of Libya a success, UK Prime Minister David Cameron and France’s Nicolas Sarkozy have announced the creation of a joint military command and control center to streamline future operations.
At a summit in Paris, Cameron lauded their “incredibly strong relationship based on shared interests”..
democracynow.org - The Associated Press has revealed the New York City Police Department monitored Muslim college students at schools throughout the Northeast, including Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania. In one case, the NYPD sent an undercover agent on a whitewater rafting trip in upstate New York where he recorded students' names and noted in police intelligence files how many times they prayed. We speak to one of the students on the trip, Jawad Rasul. He is the only student who was under surveillance to now publicly speak out about his experience. "[This is] hurting NYPD's attempt at finding homegrown terrorism, because these kind of tactics actually create more hatred towards them and the other law-enforcement agencies, and really destroys the trust that any youth might have developed with the government," Rasul said. We're also joined by Mongi Dhaouadi, executive director of the Connecticut Chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations, which is calling for a state probe into the spying on Muslims.
How can it be, less than a decade after the U.S. invaded Iraq, that the Iran debate is breaking down along largely the same lines, and the people who were manifestly, painfully wrong about that war are driving the debate this time as well?
The sovereign states are courageously asserting their constitutionally protected right to self-determination by standing up to the federal government and refusing to execute the most noxious provisions of the recently enacted National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Under the bill, Chisinau intends to buy from NATO countries for 240 million dollars, airplanes and helicopters to control your sky. The purpose of undertaking – a supremacy over the army of the Moldovan Transnistrian army, the leader of political movement “Equality”, Valery Klimenko. In turn, the head of the KGB, Vladislav Finagin Transnistria considers that the plan is aimed at Chisinau oust Russia from the region: “This is certainly the pressure on the peace process, to Russia.”
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph Britain’s Foreign Secretary, William Hague, claims that Iran is threatening to spark a nuclear arms race in the Middle East which could be more dangerous than the original East-West Cold War.
Film piracy has a very little impact on box office results in the U.S. but likely cuts into studio profits overseas depending on the time lag between a film’s American debut and rollout overseas. Those are the surprising conclusions of an extensive study titled “Reel Piracy: The Effect of Online Film Piracy on International Box Office Sales,” spearheaded by Brett Danaher of Wellesley College and Joel Waldfogel at the University of Minnesota and the National Bureau of Economic Research.
While researchers in the study acknowledge an increase in piracy — especially for genres such as science fiction and action films — U.S. audiences still prefer the theatrical experience.
In an article titled “Still No End to ‘Too Big to Fail,’” William Greider wrote in The Nation on February 15th:
Financial market cynics have assumed all along that Dodd-Frank did not end "too big to fail" but instead created a charmed circle of protected banks labeled "systemically important" that will not be allowed to fail, no matter how badly they behave.
That may be, but there is one bit of bad behavior that Uncle Sam himself does not have the funds to underwrite: the $32 trillion market in credit default swaps (CDS). Thirty-two trillion dollars is more than twice the U.S. GDP and more than twice the national debt.
The SOPA and PIPA bills that went down in flames earlier this year for their unbearable intrusiveness, used content piracy as an excuse to give the government powerful tools with which to censor Internet content.
For all it has done to promote confrontation between the United States and Iran, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee has worked to avoid the public perception that AIPAC is openly promoting war. In AIPAC's public documents, the emphasis has always been on tougher sanctions. (If you make sanctions "tough" enough - an effective embargo - that is an act of war, but it is still at one remove from saying that the U.S. should start bombing.)
When you turn on the TV, it is hard to avoid the major news networks talking about Iran. Although Iran is being accused of bombing Israeli embassies and developing a weapons-grade nuclear program, Iran has been cooperating with many international agencies.The threat to cut oil exports to the UK was seen by the West as a provocation for war. So does the media play a role in convincing Americans to go to war? Christopher Chambers, a journalism professor at Georgetown University, joins to see if the mainstream media is endorsing war with Iran.
A proponent of the war on terror was left with egg on his face during a recent C-Span appearance when caller after caller hammered home the fact that the underwear bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was allowed to board Delta flight 253 by the U.S. government.
The victim of this ‘truth bomb’ was Mickey McCarter, a prominent mouthpiece for the military-industrial complex that relies heavily on the manufactured ‘war on terror’ to the tune of billions of dollars every year. McCarter is a journalist specializing in “homeland security matters” and has also worked for government agencies like the US Navy’s Bureau of Naval Personnel and the Defense Contract Management Agency.
This is only a proposed law and only for those owing more than $50,000 to the IRS. Another proposal is to make the Thrift Savings Fund accounts federal employees have–currently exempt from IRS levies–fair game. Both proposals are from Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah). See Hatch’s Memo to Reporters & Editors.
About Interview: Michael Vail and James Corbett discuss geopolitical flashpoints, the psychology of defeatism, behaviour due to controlled response and terrorism. We dissect the political discourse and break down the media narratives and false paradigms. We run the gamet in this hour long commercial free interview.
Tony Blair has flown to Kazakhstan to advise Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Kazakh president, for the first time since police in the west of the country shot dead at least 16 people during a riot two months ago.
A New Hampshire man who fired his handgun into the ground to scare an alleged burglar he caught crawling out of a neighbor's window is now facing a felony charge -- and the same potential prison sentence as the man he stopped!
Islamic wars have brought questionable benefit to the US over the last 20 years, former US presidential advisor Pat Buchanan, author of Suicide of a Superpower, shared with RT. A new war in the Middle East will be a disaster for the US and for the world economy, he says. "I opposed the Desert Storm operation in 1991 cleaning Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait because, I said, 'This would only be the first Arab-American war.'" Looking at the number of conflicts in the Islam world that America is taking part in now, one cannot but admit that Buchanan was right 20 years ago. "You cannot replicate the Middle West in the Middle East," Pat Buchanan concluded. From the time of the Cold War the US has military bases all over the world. Today, running a budget deficit of 10 per cent of its GDP, America simply cannot afford to continue "to carry this enormous burden, defending 40 or 50 countries around the world," Buchanan says, "We have to bring troops home." Getting rid of these bases essentially means dismantling the American Empire to help the US survive beyond 2025. America's crusade under the banner of ending tyranny in the world is "utterly utopian".
Among other things, the bill requires ISPs to install surveillance technology and software to enable monitoring of phone and internet traffic. Section 34 is there to make sure ISPs comply. So what, exactly, does it say?
Essentially, it says that government agents may enter an ISP when they wish, without a warrant, and demand to see absolutely everything — including all data anywhere on the network — and to copy it all. If that seems hard to believe, let’s walk through it...
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