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Jun 16 06:28

YEMEN’S HOUTHIS TARGET TWO SAUDI AIRPORTS WITH MULTIPLE DRONE ATTACKS

OURCE: MIDDLE EAST MONITOR
Yemen’s Houthi movement launched fresh drone attacks targeting Jizan and Abha airports in southern Saudi Arabia, the group’s Al-Masirah TV said on Saturday, adding the installations were out of service, Reuters reports.

The Saudi-led coalition said in a statement that it had intercepted and downed a Houthi drone targeting the southwestern city of Abha.

The Iran-aligned group said multiple drone strike targeted control rooms at Jizan airport and a fuel station at Abha airport.

“The two airports are now out of service. We promise the Saudi regime more painful days as long as the aggression and siege continue on our country,” the group’s armed forces spokesman said in a tweet published by Al-Masirah TV’s account.

The Houthis have launched several strikes targeting Abha airport since Wednesday, when a missile attack against the same airport wounded 26 people.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The Saudis will be sure retaliate, taking as many civilian lives as they possibly can.

It breaks my heart, both to see so many Yemeni non-combatants killed, and the absolutely pathological "tin ear" represented by the Saudi Royal Family, and particularly the Butcher of Yemen, Prince Mohammed bin Salman, when almost every expert in the history - and potential future - of Yemen, state, emphatically, that peace can only be created through negotiation, rather than continued bloodshed.

And, of course, there is that "other issue" which none of DC's Foggy Bottomites" want to discuss, ever; and that his how the US government and military are enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen. And before these articles get chopped, and their authors get deplatformed, and demonetized, please google the following:

"The US government and military are enabling Saudi war crimes in Yemen."

I stand amazed that Google's current CEO, Sundar Pichai, has not pulled these web searches.

But don't be surprised if you find them pulled soon.

Jun 15 11:09

Thousands Sign Petition Calling for 5G Ban at Glastonbury Festival. No Scientific Evidence 5G is Safe.

By B.N. Frank

In February, telecom industry representatives gave U.S. congressional testimony that they could provide no scientific evidence that 5G technology is safe. Plenty of research has determined it’s not safe. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently warned that increasing levels of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) could lead to increased health issues for 30% of the population. Experts have warned about this before. Other health experts – including the American Academy of Pediatrics – have been warning for years now that children are more affected by exposure than adults.

It doesn’t make sense that despite all of this (and more) 5G is still being promoted and unleashed around the world. Opposition is growing, though – including in the town of Glastonbury, England whose council has voted against installing it there for now...

Jun 14 07:52

Beijing Slams Washington, Warns US To "Stop Interfering In Hong Kong Affairs Immediately"

After senior American senators introduced legislation on Thursday requiring that the US president to protect Americans from the effects of the proposed Hong Kong extradition law, sanction individuals responsible for abducting booksellers, journalists and activists, senior Chinese officials on Friday were predictably less than thrilled, as well as requiring the State Department to re-certify Hong Kong's sovereignty every year to maintain its special trading relationship with the US.

And while more Hong Kong officials urged the government to 'pause' the process for passing the extradition bill, senior Chinese officials have reportedly summoned officials from the US embassy in Beijing to issue a stern warning to Washington not to interfere in the situation in Hong Kong

CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYS LODGED STERN REPRESENTATIONS TO U.S. REGARDING HONG KONG
CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY SAYS SUMMONED SENIOR U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIAL IN BEIJING

Jun 13 13:38

US Senate Upholds Arms Sales to Bahrain and Qatar

In two surprising votes held on Thursday, the Senate rejected bills by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) to block US arms sales to Bahrain and Qatar. The Bahrain vote was 43-56, and the Qatar vote was 42-57.

Sen. Paul has been leading pushes against selling US arms to countries with authoritarian governments. In Thursday’s comments he declared that “dumping more weapons into the Middle East won’t get us any closer to peace.” He also urged the US to “stop sending arms to people who abuse human rights.”

The Senate leadership dismissed such concerns, saying that Bahrain and Qatar would find arms somewhere even if the US didn’t sell them. Emphasis on the importance of the two nations centered on them hosting America’s 5th Fleet and Central Command headquarters, respectively. The White House had threatened to veto either of the measures if they’d passed.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What absolutely sickens me, here, is that the US Government, headed by our Merchant of Death In Chief, President Trump, in its weapons sales orgy, has decided that it is simply a financial deal, and who the heck cares about who gets killed or maimed for life, from these dictatorial regimes.

To those who fully understand President Kennedy's quote in 1962; "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.", this country is in "deep kim-chee" (trouble) with these sales of weapons to the heads of brutally autocratic states in the Middle East.

This country is making enemies out of those people who have peacefully demonstrated, and found themselves at the receiving end of all the brutality their countries can dish out.

Let is take a look at one of the most recent outrages with one of President Trump's BFFs in the Middle East, the Butcher of Yemen, aka Prince Mohammed Bin Salman.

Saudi teen faces execution for crimes allegedly committed when he was ten

This article goes on to state:

"There have already been at least 104 executions in Saudi Arabia in 2019, with ESOHR putting the number at 107 and Amnesty at 104.

“The Saudi Arabian authorities have a chilling track record of using the death penalty as a weapon to crush political dissent and punish anti-government protesters - including children - from the country’s persecuted Shia minority,” Amnesty International’s Middle East Research Director Lynn Maalouf has said in a statement.

She has added that “There should be no doubt that the Saudi Arabian authorities are ready to go to any length to crack down on dissent against their own citizens, including by resorting to the death penalty for men who were merely boys at the time of their arrest.”

News.com.au, got the story almost straight: Saudi teen faces beheading and crucifixion for protesting as a child

So, hey, Saudi Government, I have "a modest proposal"; why don't you sell rights to the event, livestreamed, while your murdering officials torture, crucify, then behead this kid?!?

Wow, wouldn't THAT provide "magnificent optics" for the real processes of the Wahabbi judicial system, protected by the Saudi monarchy, in Saudi Arabia?!? Hey, let's let the WHOLE WORLD SEE WHAT YOU ARE DOING, FOR ALLEGED CRIMES HE COMMITTED WHEN HE WAS 10!!!!

And President Trump, who has become this nation's "Merchant of Death in Chief", with regards to weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, a word, please: I do hope that the Butcher of Yemen, does send you some images of this crucifixion, torture, and beheading of this kid, if it happens; and I say this to you, sir, because you need to fully understand the Saudi Monarchy's Wahabi concept of "justice"; I think that looking at such images, may give you the kind of "grounding" you desperately need, with regard to future weapons sales to the Saudis, and other oppressive countries in the region, like Bahrain.

Jun 12 10:27

‘Everyone who resisted was threatened with rape’ says Sudan activist

Women’s rights campaigner and activist Nahid Jabrallah has told the German publication Deutsche Welle that the Rapid Support Forces, part of Sudan’s security services, raped numerous Sudanese women and men as they violently dispersed a pro-democracy sit-in outside the military headquarters in Khartoum last week.

Sudan has been rocked by unrest since 11 April when military generals forced then President Omar Al-Bashir out of office following popular protests against his three-decade rule. Since then protesters have continued to pressure the Transitional Military Council to hand over power to a civilian government.

Jun 11 06:32

Protests in Hong Kong

Jun 09 13:17

WE ARE ALL ASSANGE: A PHOTOMOSAIC OF INTERNET PRESENCES

So I made a photo mosaic of faces of people on the Internet, the censored, the demonized, the curious: podcasters and YouTube niche celebs and profiles from everywhere, from Twitter and Instagram and Myspace and Reddit and Pinterest and Snapchat and Tumblr and LiveJournal and even Facebook; faces of activists from BDS and BLM and OWS; faces of journalists of all kinds, anonymous and pseudonymous and eponymous, citizens all; whistleblowers and more whistleblowers and more whistleblowers; magazine publishers and rock stars and politicians and webmasters and authors and artists and poets and revolutionaries.

All of you who think for ourselves. Thousands and thousands of faces.

I made a mosaic. You should see it. I made it for you.

It is seven and three quarter feet tall, but fully zoomable on your device’s screen. Check it out. I call it “We Are All Assange.”

Jun 09 07:15

SUDAN POLICE FIRE TEAR GAS AS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAMPAIGN STARTS

SOURCE: ALJAZEERA.COM
Protest campaign will continue until military transfers power to civilian government, organisers say.

Sudanese police have fired tear gas at protesters taking part in a "civil disobedience" campaign, called in the wake of a deadly crackdown on demonstrators, that began on Sunday.

Protesters gathered tyres, tree trunks and rocks to build new roadblocks in Khartoum's northern Bahari district, an unnamed witness told AFP news agency, but riot police swiftly moved in and fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.

"Almost all internal roads of Bahari have roadblocks. Protesters are even stopping residents from going to work," said the witness.

The latest bid by demonstrators to close off streets in the capital comes nearly a week after a deadly raid on a sit-in outside the army headquarters that killed dozens.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I do wish the peaceful protestors well: but I am not quite so certain that this will engender a division in the current government , in order to create the Transitional Government in the timeframe for which they are hoping.

I hope the organisers of these protests have told their supporters, that this may well be a long wait in such an event coming, and to not expect any real "victories" toward this goal, to come quickly.

Jun 07 07:01

IN-Q-TEL TAPS FORGE.AI TO MONITOR, PREDICT IMPACT OF WORLD EVENTS FOR GOVT AGENCIES

The defense and intelligence community funding arm, In-Q-Tel, partners with Boston-based Forge.AI to make sense of publicly available data for government use.

Jun 06 10:19

Don’t forget the “Galt’s Gulch Tactic.” Shrug-off the government.

It’s not your duty to prop up a corrupt and immoral system.

In fact, it might be your duty to deny it your support.

That was the main message of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged (although it took her about 23,000 times as many words to say it).

In Atlas Shrugged, the very capable and productive Dagny Taggart couldn’t leave America behind. She slaved away to support the masses and the politicians even as they ridiculed and hated her for it.

Jun 05 09:38

Mainstream media loves protests for democracy and freedom... unless they're in US ally Honduras

Riots against President Juan Orlando Hernandez have been raging in Honduras for several days. But the media press coverage has been very different from protests against Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro. And it’s not hard to see why.

Unlike Venezuela, Honduras is a close US ally.

There have been multiple reports of violent clashes between demonstrators and state security forces since the riots broke out last week over Hernandez’s privatization proposal. Hernandez eventually dropped the plan, but the riots have since morphed into a more generalized protest against his government’s corruption and unpopular policies.

Jun 04 18:08

5G Opposition Increases in the Pacific Northwest. Telecom Industry Has Still Provided NO Evidence that 5G is Safe.

By B.N. Frank

In February, Telecom Industry executives gave congressional testimony that they cannot provide any scientific evidence that 5G is safe.

What they didn’t say is that there is research that has already proven that 5G is harmful. That’s why opposition to 5G continues to increase in the U.S. and around the world...

Jun 04 10:29

Trump Supporter Assaulted by Rabid Leftists In Parliament Square - Police Do Nothing

Video out of the United Kingdom on Tuesday shows rabid leftists screaming "Nazi scum" at a Trump supporter before throwing a milkshake at him, assaulting him and shoving him along with a female police officer beside him.

Jun 04 09:27

Dole fruit trucks burned in Honduras as protests spread

Protesters burned and looted some 30 shipping containers marked with the logo of the Dole Food Company in Honduras on Sunday, a military official said, in the second attack on symbols of U.S. power in the Central American nation in recent days.

Protests against U.S.-allied Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez have been building in recent weeks over planned reforms that Hernandez’s critics argue will lead to the privatisation of public services.

The attack on the convoy of trucks took place in rural Honduras early on Sunday on a road passing through a village known as Guadalupe Carney, some 330 km (205 miles) from the capital, Tegucigalpa, senior military official Fernando Leiva said in an interview posted by Honduran media.

Jun 03 09:09

March of the mutilated: Injured Yellow Vests protest police brutality in Paris (VIDEO)

Several hundred people have shown up for the ‘march of the mutilated’ in Paris, protesting police brutality and demanding a ban on the weaponry law enforcement uses to control demonstrators.

People gathered in central Paris on Sunday, the day after ‘Act 29’ of the Yellow Vest protests. The demonstrators carried banners, showing injuries – such as lost eyes and limbs – various protesters have received over the past few months and demanding a ban of the ‘less-lethal’ weapons used by police.

May 30 08:46

Detention of Gaspard Glanz is a Sign of France’s Increasingly Authoritarian Treatment of Journalists

By Global Voices

On 20 April 2019, video journalist Gaspard Glanz was arrested while filming a demonstration in Paris’ Place de la République. Gaspard runs the photo news agency, Taranis News, which covers social movements in France.

After his arrest, Glanz was placed in custody for “insulting a representative of law enforcement” and “participating in a group in order to provoke acts of violence and destruction.” Glanz was assigned an “S card,” indicating that he is considered to be a serious threat to national security, and may be subject to increased surveillance. He was also banned from entering Paris to cover subsequent Yellow Vest demonstrations, a measure that could leave him unable to do his work and earn a living...

May 29 11:19

What the West can learn: Yellow Vests are demanding a Cultural Revolution (8/8)

For years I have talked about “White Trash Revolutions”, and the emergence of the Yellow Vests proves that my finger is perfectly on the pulse of things: the only people publicly wearing “Yellow Vests” on the streets of Paris prior to November 17, 2018, were… garbage men.

So, imagine me, with my love of Trash Revolutions of all hues (Iran’s 1979 “Revolution of the Barefooted” amounts to the same idea)… and then the French adopted the look of trash collectors as their uniform – I couldn’t be happier!!!

But this idea is not new – even in modern 24/7 politics, genuine historical processes take years or decades to culminate. In 2016, following the election of Donald Trump in the United States, Slavov Zizek expressed the same idea offhandedly: “Sorry, White Trash is our only hope. We have to win them over.”

I could not agree more. But we must go further than just “winning over Trash” – we must let them win.

That is the essence of China’s Cultural Revolution.

May 27 16:21

How The Left Wins Arguments

May 26 08:54

Arrests, Scuffles With Police Reported at Yellow Vest Rally in Brussels

On Thursday, European parliamentary elections commenced in some European states, and on Sunday, the final day of voting across the EU, remaining countries are heading to the polls.

BRUSSELS (Sputnik) — Belgian police made arrests and engaged in small scuffles with yellow vest protesters who gathered in the center of Brussels for an unauthorized rally, local media reported on Sunday.

A call for the Sunday demonstration has been circulating for weeks on social media, La Derniere Heure newspaper said. A few hundred yellow vest activists followed the call, but the event was not authorized.

May 25 14:56

DONKTUM: Restricting the Range of Consciousness

The time to defend free speech is now, and the place is wherever you stand. We must be hyper-vigilant because the outrage addicts and crypto-fascists will never stop hunting thought criminals. We must defend speech we abhor just as vehemently as the speech we like. We must not let voices be silenced and their owners disappear into the black bag of deplatforming.

Comments at: https://twitter.com/CarpeDonktum/status/1132401710301941760

May 25 10:05

Palestinians protest German attack on right to boycott Israeli apartheid

This week Palestinians marched to Germany’s diplomatic offices in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Ramallah and in the besieged Gaza Strip to protest the German Bundestag’s recent resolution equating the BDS – boycott, divestment and sanctions – movement for Palestinian rights with anti-Semitism.

The marchers in Ramallah on Wednesday delivered a letter signed by representatives of 200 Palestinian civil society groups condemning “in the strongest terms the German parliament’s resolution, which is based on outright lies.”

May 24 09:09

POLITICS OF OIL: CITGO BOND HOLDERS FACING A GUAIDO HAIRCUT

Reuters reports that Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido has hired Cleary Gottlieb, a Washington law firm skilled in debt negotiations, to help him on the path he hopes will bring him to power.

May 22 14:19

GALLUP POLL: 43 PERCENT OF AMERICANS THINK SOCIALISM IS GOOD

Forty-three percent of Americans think socialism would be a good thing for the United States, while a slim majority — 51 percent — of those surveyed in a Gallup Poll released on May 20 think it would be a bad thing. The figures contrast markedly with a Roper/Fortune survey taken in 1942, in which 25 percent of those polled described socialism as a good thing, 40 percent as a bad thing, and 34 percent did not have an opinion.

May 22 10:27

The Time Has Come for Patriotic Dissent: Stopping War With Iran Is Essential

What if they called a war and no one came? Well, now’s the time folks. The apparent march to war with Iran represents a pivotal moment in the historical arc – the rise and fall – of our republic come empire. This potential war is so unnecessary, so irrational, that it borders on the absurd. Still, since the U.S. now fields a professional, volunteer military, few citizens have “skin in the game.” As such, they could hardly care less.

Unlike in past wars – think Vietnam – there is no longer a built in, established antiwar movement. This is unfortunate, and, dangerous for a democracy. See the US Government operates with near impunity in foreign affairs, waging global war without the consent of the people and, essentially, uninterested in what the people have to say at all. It should not be thus in a healthy republic. People should not fear their government; governments should fear their people.

May 22 10:24

Why the Tunisian military ignored orders and sided with protesters

Tunisian protesters in Sidi Bouzid on April 29 after a car crash killed 12 people, including seven female day laborers. The deaths triggered an outcry on social media, with users accusing farm owners of treating their low-paid, mainly female workforce "like cattle." (Moktar Mahouli/AFP/Getty Images) (Moktar Mahouli/AFP/Getty Images)

The question of why some militaries repress protesters while others side with them has taken on renewed interest. In recent weeks, militaries in Algeria and Sudan abandoned their dictators in the face of protests, while the United States has failed to get Venezuela’s to do the same. These events have led scholars to reflect on the factors that influence military defection and loyalty, such as the officers’ material interests, offers of immunity for past abuses and expectations of how other officers will respond.

May 22 10:16

White House backs Haitian regime as protests rise

May 19 21:09

TEXAS STATE BILL WOULD MAKE PROTESTING PIPELINES A FELONY ON PAR WITH ATTEMPTED MURDER

A bill making its way through the Texas legislature would make protesting pipelines a third-degree felony, the same as attempted murder.

May 18 09:58

Anti-Trump Campaign Expects 'Huge' Turnout at Protests in London

The Stand up to Trump campaign expects a large number of people to turn up for protests against the state visit of US President Donald Trump to the United Kingdom, the movement's spokesman, Denis Fernando, told Sputnik.

According to a recent YouGov poll, 13 percent of London's 8-million population are 'likely' to join the protests.

May 18 09:57

Protesters Take to Streets of Paris on 27th Week of Yellow Vests Rallies (VIDEO)

France's Yellow Vest protesters are taking to the streets for the 27th weekend in a row. A major protest is set to take place in Paris.

Tens of thousands have marched in the streets of France every Saturday since November 2018, for a variety of grievances ranging from taxes on fuel to income inequality.

In addition to protesting in France, the Yellow Vests have been spotted in other parts of Europe.

May 16 11:00

French Incomes Are Below America's Poorest States... And The Protesters Know It

With the rise of the Yellow Vest Movement in France - which began last October and continues today - French activists and writers have begun to re-evaluate the state of French income and poverty. Since the movement began, articles with titles such as " Revealed: The shocking scale of poverty in France in 2018 " or " Soul-searching in France as poverty leaves one million children hungry " have become more overtly political given the context of the protests.

Typically, the government's response to accusations of widespread poverty - which, as in America, are not necessarily accurate accusations - has been to spend more money on social programs.

But here's the thing: France is already spending more than the rest of Europe when it comes to welfare programs. According to the OECD, when it comes to "public social spending" as a percentage of GDP, France tops the list at over 31 percent.

May 14 09:54

Fresh rally against Czech government draws thousands

Thousands of people rallied in Prague on Monday in fresh protests against the new justice minister over concerns she could clear the prime minister of fraud allegations.

Some 20,000 people gathered in the capital's historic Old Town Square for a third week in a row, according to Czech media, and thousands of others protested in the second city of Brno.

Police charged billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis in connection with a two-million-euro EU subsidy scam last year and called on prosecutors to indict him last month.

May 11 09:08

LIVE UPDATES: 26th Week of Yellow Vests Protests in Paris

Activists gathered on Saturday in Paris for the 26th consecutive week of Yellow Vests protests, as President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to cut the income tax in order to ease the economic burden on French taxpayers.

Last week, three separate protests took place in Paris, and people took to the streets of Lyon, Toulouse and Montpellier. In addition, another rally took place at Charles de Gaulle Airport, where people protested against the privatisation of the airport.

May 10 09:05

Swedish Yellow Vests-Like 'Petrol Uproar' Gathers 275,000 Supporters

The so-called "Petrol Uproar", which has been largely modelled after the Yellow Vests of France and is pushing for lower fuel prices, gathered a quarter of a million supporters on Facebook in no time.

May 10 08:51

Over 300 French Journalists Denounce Police Violence Toward Yellow Vests

Over 300 media organisations, journalists, photographers, and others have signed a letter denouncing the sometimes brutal violence used against members of the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) movement and members of the press themselves in France.

The letter claims that press freedom in France has been suffering for years but entered a new phase following the start of the Yellow Vest protests in November of last year, Franceinfo reports.

“All these forms of violence have physical (injury), psychic (trauma) or financial (broken or confiscated equipment) consequences. We are personally and professionally denigrated and criminalized,” they wrote, and added that journalist David Dufresne had counted at least 698 cases of people being attacked or injured by police at the protests, including 85 journalists.

May 08 12:20

LIVE inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C. with the Embassy Protection Collective

History in the making, inside the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, D.C: We are in the embassy to protect it from a takeover by an unelected group of Guaidó supporters, a takeover that would dangerously escalate the conflict.

This has never happened before in history, a group of Americans in a embassy in trying to stop a coup.

May 07 09:54

Ugandan Regulators Order 13 Media Outlets to Suspend Staff Over Coverage of Opposition Figure

By James Propa

The Ugandan Communications Commission (UCC) has directed 13 media houses to suspend 39 employees including producers, heads of news and heads of programming. The media outlets affected by the directive include six TV stations and seven radio stations...

May 05 09:48

How Russia Became Involved with Ukraine Part 3

Despite being vastly outgunned and out-manned by Ukrainian ultra-right militias and the Ukrainian military, Eastern Ukrainians were managing to not only defend themselves but also to drive Western Ukrainian forces back. This led many to speculate as to whether or not Russia had committed troops to support the Eastern Ukrainian rebels against Kiev. Western media and the governments it speaks for began crowing about Russian troops in Ukraine and “Russian aggression.” Russia, for its part, denied any involvement beyond humanitarian shipments to civilians.

The truth is somewhat murkier, however.

While Russian involvement at this point has been completely defensive, there is also undoubtedly Russian involvement.

May 02 10:31

World’s Autocrats Face Rising Resistance

In some ways this is a dark time for human rights. Yet while the autocrats and rights abusers may capture the headlines, the defenders of human rights, democracy, and the rule of law are also gaining strength. The same populists who are spreading hatred and intolerance are spawning a resistance that keeps winning its share of battles. Victory in any given case is never assured, but it has occurred often enough in the past year to suggest that the excesses of autocratic rule are fueling a powerful counterattack.

May 02 09:41

Police clash with yellow vest protests as May Day marches take place around the world

French police clashed with stone-throwing protesters as tens of thousands of people started marching in Paris Wednesday for May Day rallies under tight security. More than 200 arrests were made.

Riot police repeatedly used tear gas and sting grenades to try to control the crowd gathering near Paris’ Montparnasse train station for the main protest. It wasn’t immediately clear how many people were injured. At least two men with head wounds were helped away from the scene by paramedics.

Associated Press reporters saw groups of hooded, black-clad people shouting anti-police slogans, mixing with other protesters wearing yellow vests or waving union flags.

Apr 30 10:36

FBI INVESTIGATING ANTIFA FOR PLOTTING TO BUY GUNS FROM CARTEL FOR ‘ARMED REBELLION’

The FBI is investigating anti-fascist activists for an alleged plot to buy guns from a Mexican cartel in order to “stage an armed rebellion” at the southern border, according to an unclassified document obtained by The Chicago Tribune.

The FBI document, from December of 2018, warns of militant antifa activists planning to “disrupt security operations” at the U.S.-Mexico border. The group allegedly planned to buy guns from a Mexican cartel associate known as Cobra Commander, in order to “stage an armed rebellion at the border.”

Apr 29 08:58

Yellow Vests mutilated by 'sublethal' police weapons form their own anti-brutality association

Yellow Vest protesters who have suffered life-changing injuries at the hands of French police have launched their own association, promising fresh actions against police brutality.

Called “the mutilated for the edification of others,” the collective aims to accurately calculate the number of people who have been injured nationally by police during Yellow Vest protests. It also called for an end to the use of the non-lethal weapons deployed by French police — namely tear gas canisters and Flash Balls — and a large national demonstration is scheduled in Paris on May 26.

Among those attending was Jerome Rodrigues, a prominent Yellow Vest leader who was hit in the eye with a gas canister during a demonstration in January. “You have 19 people in front of you and you have only 26 eyes that look back,” he told the press conference. “Count, there is a small problem,” he added.

Apr 28 13:54

The one article you need to prove current US wars are lie-started Wars of Aggression not even close to lawful self-defense, war-murder millions, loot trillions, and require YOUR voice for .01% arrests

“It is no use trying to escape their arrogance by submission or good behavior. Robbers of the world, having by universal plunder exhausted the land, their drive is greed. If the enemy be rich, they are rapacious; if poor, they lust for domination. Neither rule of the East nor West can satisfy them. Alone among men, they crave with equal eagerness poverty and riches. To plunder, slaughter, seize with false pretenses, they give the lying name ‘empire.’ And where nothing remains but a desert, they call that ‘peace.’ ”
~ Tacitus, The Agricola and the Germania, on Roman Empire foreign wars in "self-defense" (analyses here, here)

Overview

The United States is the most dangerous illegal rogue state empire in human history, with escalating military armed attacks under President Trump.

Among the damning facts:
1. People around the world view the US as the greatest threat to peace; voted three times more dangerous than any other country.

Apr 28 09:54

Tear gas & batons near EU Parliament as Strasbourg police struggle to hold off marching Yellow Vests

Yellow Vest protesters have marched on the European Parliament building in Strasbourg, prompting police to deploy tear gas. The demonstrators have also swarmed several TV stations, demanding better coverage of their movement.
The 24th consecutive weekend of demonstrations saw more than 5,000 protesters take to the streets across France, including 2,600 in Paris, according to Interior Ministry figures, which the Yellow Vests have often questioned in the past.

In Strasbourg, tear gas filled the streets as police struggled to keep hundreds of demonstrators away from the EU Parliament buildings. Police have blocked roads and bridges, and clashes have broken out between heavily armored riot control officers and masked protesters.

Apr 27 10:30

Yellow Vests take to the streets in rejection of Macron’s ‘rubbish’ olive branch

Unrelenting Yellow Vest activists have marched in Paris and other French cities for the 24th straight weekend, just days after Emmanuel Macron tried to placate the protest movement with promises of lower taxes.

The demonstrators who assembled in Paris, Toulouse and Strasbourg on Saturday appear to signal that despite the French president’s recent concessions to the group, the Yellow Vest movement is alive and well.

Apr 27 05:04

US man rammed car into pedestrians thinking they were Muslim

Thirteen-year-old girl suffers brain trauma after war veteran 'targeted people' he thought were Muslim, authorities say.

A man in California deliberately ploughed his car into a group of eight pedestrians because he thought some of them were Muslim, local authorities have said.

Isaiah Joel Peoples, 34, faces eight counts of attempted murder for injuring eight people, including a 13-year-old girl, after he deliberately veered his car into the pedestrians.

According to the AP news agency, the teenage girl was the most seriously injured in the incident and is currently in a coma with severe brain trauma.

Three adults also remain in hospital with injuries that include broken limbs and fractures.

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(*34 years of age = Muslims have been evil as long as he's been able to comprehend televised NEWS
34 Years of age puts him at 17 years of age on 9/11 , when some people did something , and was immediately followed by the grand specticle of Flag Pageantry , which most likely prompted his visit to a recruitment center .
Today for the sake of that official story , he could have beli~eved he was doing his patriotic duty .
Nobody ever checks , but may~be his radio was tuned to Conservative Talk , which also could figure into this man's defense case , where it appears he's been 'surrounded' since birth .
But it seems much simpler to put in more comprehendible terms: SOROS PAID HIM TO DO IT , make sure the son of a b**ch cant vote ever again , and be done with it .)

Apr 25 13:20

Splinternet Protest: Stop ACTA 2 Activists Start Online Petition To Save Internet To Be Delivered To European Commission

By Aaron Kesel

Stop ACTA 2 activists comprised of Anonymous, Pirates, and Internet freedom advocates have started a new Change.org petition to be delivered to the European Commission on May 26th after European elections, with new politicians set to take over leadership...

Apr 24 06:45

3-minute documented bottom-line video: Russia-gate was diversion from Hillary selling 20% of US uranium to Russia for $140 million ‘donation’ to Clinton Foundation, $500,000 ‘speech fee’ to Bill

Jimmy Dore’s sharp bottom-line documentation in 3 minutes:

In 2017 I wrote: Since 2001, the Clinton Foundation has raised ~$2 billion for “charity,” but with tax records revealing only 10% of money went for programs, with apparently ~50% going directly to Bill and Hillary Clinton (and here, here).

A 35-second summary from Judge Jeanine Pirro; full 5-minute interview (disclaimer: this corporate media outlet will never tell the truth of US/Israel connections to create ISIS or lie-started US Wars of Aggression also requiring arrests):

Apr 23 04:50

Washington Post: No! , Weld can't beat Trump

No, Weld can't beat Trump. But he's the only way real conservatives can dissent.

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(*It's just what it looks like; Trump's favorite Fake NEWS distribution center , putting a leg out to Trip 2020 GOP Contender Bill Weld , and plant a few charges in the base of his platform , right out of the starting gate , for the sake of a POTUS they supposedly despise)

Apr 23 04:49

3-minute documented bottom-line video: Russia-gate was diversion from Hillary selling 20% of US uranium to Russia for $140 million ‘donation’ to Clinton Foundation, $500,000 ‘speech fee’ to Bill

hat-tips: Stationgossip, WhatReallyHappened

Jimmy Dore’s sharp bottom-line documentation in 3 minutes:

In 2017 I wrote: Since 2001, the Clinton Foundation has raised ~$2 billion for “charity,” but with tax records revealing only 10% of money went for programs, with apparently ~50% going directly to Bill and Hillary Clinton (and here, here).

A 35-second summary from Judge Jeanine Pirro; full 5-minute interview (disclaimer: this corporate media outlet will never tell the truth of US/Israel connections to create ISIS or lie-started US Wars of Aggression also requiring arrests):

Context: ongoing .01% US illegal rogue state empire

The Big Picture is ongoing lying, looting, murdering US illegal rogue state empire. Explore the links for explanation, documentation, and proof beyond reasonable doubt for game-changing factual reality:

Apr 22 15:13

Here's New Mexico Militia Leader Johnny Horton Jr.'s Bizarre Arrest Record

Very interesting.Anybody arrested for felon in possession of a firearm would get 15 months prison time by the feds. No federal charges until this little stunt. This fellow is working for somebody IMHO. Even if this article is from the SPLC.

Horton’s fundraising attempts were documented in November in a Hatewatch article about how caravan paranoia was sowing division among militia diehards. The article revealed that Horton’s real name is Larry Hopkins, a fact he fails to make clear in his group’s fundraising pitches on PayPal and GoFundMe. Since then, Hopkins, 69, has increased the amount of money he’s asking for to more than $12,000, having already surpassed his previous goal of $2,500.

Now, Hatewatch has obtained records that show there’s more to Hopkins’ history than just his fictitious name and elaborate claims.

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/11/15/caravan-paranoia-tearin...

Apr 22 15:05

Mitchell Hopkins: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Is it just my imagination or does this whole thing smell kinda putrid!
Agent Provocateur?

The FBI has arrested Larry Mitchell Hopkins, the head of a militia group that has been detaining would-be migrants at the US-Mexico border. The FBI announced that Hopkins, 69, had been arrested on April 20 in Sunland Park, New Mexico on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

The militia members say they are fighting to defend their flag and their country, but human rights groups, like the American Civil Liberties Union, have denounced the group as a “fascist militia organization.”

Apr 22 10:58

Trump’s Washing Machine Tariffs Cost Consumers $800,000 Per Job Created

By Mark J. Perry

If the Dealmaker-in-Chief thinks it’s a good deal to force US consumers to pay $820,000 annually in higher costs to create a new $43,000-per-year factory job, then he might have to re-think his deal-making strategies or take some remedial economics courses in the economics of trade protection. Is that Trump’s idea of the kind of “winning” we’re supposed to get sick of?...

Apr 21 10:05

The five injured Abu Jazar brothers of the Gaza protests

In a dim room in a two-story building in al-Shaboora, Rafah, the poorest refugee camp in the southern Gaza strip, five brothers of the Abu Jazar family recall the details and pains of their multiple injuries by Israeli fire during 55 weeks of the Great March of Return protest.

Despite injuries, the brothers all planned to participate in yesterday’s 56th protest.

Apr 21 06:53

Seasteaders Facing Prison or Death For Pursuing Freedom in International Waters

By Nicholas West

As regular readers of Counter Markets might remember, in Issue 9 I covered some of the new trends in secession and the rising desire for independence from the State that have been emerging in various forms. One of the more offbeat trends I noted was “seasteading.”

Part of the seasteading movement is the goal to create alternative societies, but the same core notion embedded in all Voluntarism — basically the right to be left alone and pursue permissionless happiness — can just be one individual (or a couple) who sets themselves adrift. This is what American bitcoiner Chad Elwartowski and his Thai girlfriend Nadia Supranee Thepdet thought they doing when they began occupying a small structure 14 miles outside of the territorial waters of Thailand...

Apr 20 10:15

WATCH Yellow Vests Protesters Rally in Paris for 23rd Week

Yellow Vests demonstrators are taking to streets for the 23rd round of protests that have been rocking the county since mid-November. A major demonstration is set to take place in the capital city of Paris.

The police have warned protesters to stay away from the Notre Dame cathedral area Saturday in the wake of a deadly blaze that erupted there on Monday.

That same day, President Emmanuel Macron was supposed to unveil measures to quell the protests, but had to cancel the announcement due to the Notre Dame tragedy.

The French president is yet to reveal a new date for his address.

Apr 19 06:42

2019 interview with Satan: what evil is, what the Dark Side wants, evil’s offer in the revolution for human souls

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Premise: Earth is in historic revolution at four levels:

1. Ongoing US illegal rogue state empire is the latest of millennia to colonize targeted “slave” groups (human resources), and parasitize natural resources. Current annual costs include killing millions, harming billions, and looting trillions. The empire’s naked lies, repeated in controlled corporate media and public education, can be recognized and ended in a relative Emperor’s New Clothes moment.

Apr 18 20:31

Ongoing Effort to Free Ross Supported by 100 Eminent Organizations and Individuals

By Jamie Redman

Ross Ulbricht’s clemency petition is closing in on 160,000 signatures stemming from individuals asking U.S. President Donald Trump to pardon Ulbricht. In addition to the vast number of signatures, roughly 100 eminent organizations and well-known figures have supported Ulbricht’s effort, many of whom have written a statement on Ulbricht’s behalf in order to speak out against his draconian double-life prison sentence for creating a website...

Apr 15 14:25

VENEZUELAN EX-SPY CHIEF WITH ‘TREASURE TROVE OF INTEL’ ON MADURO ARRESTED IN SPAIN

The former director of Venezuela’s military spy agency, who is wanted in the United States for facilitating international drug trafficking, has been arrested in Spain and may be extradited to Washington. Hugo Carvajal is a retired general and former diplomat, who was a member of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez’s inner circle.

Apr 15 13:51

VIDEO: HOW THE PENTAGON AND CIA PUSH VENEZUELA REGIME-CHANGE PROPAGANDA IN VIDEO GAMES

We often think of video games as fiction, but the US government has weaponized them to advance its agenda around the globe. Nowhere is this more clear than in Venezuela, where the US military has laundered regime change propaganda through some of the world’s most popular first-person shooter games. This March, amid a US-backed right-wing coup attempt overseen by the Donald Trump administration, Venezuela experienced a sudden collapse of its electrical infrastructure, plunging the country into darkness.

Apr 15 10:02

May 11 - Demonstrate for Palestine - 12 noon Portland Place, London

Palestinian activists are talking of a 'new Naqba', a new catastrophe. The murderous attacks on the Right to Return marches are one part of a much wider assault. Most seriously, with the full backing of Donald Trump, a new Netanyahu government looks set to start annexing parts of the West Bank.

Such a move would be an open declaration by Israel and its Western backers that the recognition of Palestine is off the table.

In these circumstances, it is vital the whole of the movement stands with the Palestinians and that we defy the attempts that have been made over the last year to silence us.

Apr 15 09:31

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Apr 13 08:14

WikiLeaks Dump?

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Apr 12 12:09

Sudan protests continue, demand civilian government

Thousands of Sudanese demonstrators camped outside the defence ministry in Khartoum to push for a civilian government, defying a curfew and calling for mass prayers after the military overthrew Omar Al-Bashir after 30 years of autocratic rule.

Demonstrators who have been holding almost daily anti-Bashir protests rejected the decision to set up a transitional military council to run the country for two years and vowed to continue protests until a civilian government is established.

Apr 12 11:02

Students At Top Evangelical School Reject Pence As Speaker

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“Inviting Vice President Mike Pence to Taylor University makes our alumni, faculty, staff and current students complicit in the Trump Administration’s policies, which we believe are not consistent with an ethic of love,” the students and their supporters say via a Change.org petition, as Newsweek reports.
In just a few hours the petition has earned hundreds of signatures.

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(*students could be forced to take an illegally rebelious knee during their graduation commencement address , which worked at that Indianapolis Colts / San Francisco 49ers game . He Buttoned up the coat , and left !)

Apr 11 07:44

South Dakota sued over new laws aimed at preventing another Standing Rock

“Gov. Kristi Noem’s legislation is yet another way to promote Big Oil interests and prevent dissent by making protesters subject to legal action,” says Kim Pate, Vice President of NDN Collective.

Apr 10 20:09

Identity Politics Smears Robert E. Lee

My Great Great Grand Daddy was on the staff of the 6th Virginia Infantry
Army of Northern Virginia Robert E.Lee commanding, enlisted in Norfolk Virginia and fought in every battle in the east from Second Bull Run to The Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. WE are proud of him. Got to heft his 1860 Colt Army as a youngster.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/what-did-the-re...

Robert E. Lee has been dead for 150 years, but the Identity Politics freaks can’t leave him alone. The latest attack on Lee is by CounterPunch music writer Lee Ballinger reviewing a one-sided and utterly false book by John Reeves with the biased title of “The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee.”

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