Headlines for March 26th, 2015

The US House of Representatives Openly Calls for Regime Change in Moscow

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 11:24 By David Icke

‘Aside from the usually Congressional lust for war so as to secure their billions in military industrial complex campaign donations (slush funds), the key part of the House’s bill, calling for lethal aid to Ukraine, has noting to do with Ukraine at all.

The resolution gets to the root of what America’s elite really want…the dismantling, and subsequent resource plundering of the Russian Federation.

As taken from the US House Resolution:

Whereas the United States and its allies need a long-term strategy to expose and challenge Vladimir Putin’s corruption and repression at home and his aggression abroad;
Let that sink in for a second. The United States Congress has put, in writing, their goal to formulate a “long term strategy” to challenge the democratically elected President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.’

Read more: The US House of Representatives Openly Calls for Regime Change in Moscow

Psaki denies US support of unconstitutional regime change


Saudi Arabia bombs Yemen, launches coalition operation against Houthi rebels

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 11:10 By David Icke


‘Saudi Arabian forces, joined by nine other countries, have launched a military operation in Yemen against Shiite Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador to the US said. The offensive, which started with airstrikes, will also involve “other military assets.”

According to Ambassador Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, the military operation in Yemen started at 7 p.m. EST (11 p.m. GMT).

US President Obama has authorized the provision of logistical and intelligence support to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)-led military operations in Yemen, the White House said in a statement, confirming that Washington had close communication with Hadi, the Saudis and other GCC states prior to the launch of the military operation.’

Read more: Saudi Arabia bombs Yemen, launches coalition operation against Houthi rebels

We’ll probably kill journalists who don’t report the truth, says Thai leader

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 11:06 By David Icke

‘Thailand’s junta leader, Prayuth Chan-ocha, has said he will “probably just execute” any journalist who does not “report the truth”.

Last month Gen Prayuth said he had the power to shut down news outlets, and on Wednesday he took an even harsher line. “We’ll probably just execute them,” said Prayuth, without a trace of a smile, when asked by reporters how the government would deal with those who do not adhere to the official line.

“You don’t have to support the government, but you should report the truth,” the former army chief said, telling reporters to write in a way that bolsters national reconciliation in the kingdom.’

Read more: We'll probably kill journalists who don't report the truth, says Thai leader

Irish Water Claims Ownership Of The Rainwater

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 11:04 By David Icke


US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel’s Nuclear Program

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 11:03 By David Icke

‘In a development that has largely been missed by mainstream media, the Pentagon early last month quietly declassified a Department of Defense top-secret document detailing Israel’s nuclear program, a highly covert topic that Israel has never formally announced to avoid a regional nuclear arms race, and which the US until now has respected by remaining silent.

But by publishing the declassified document from 1987, the US reportedly breached the silent agreement to keep quiet on Israel’s nuclear powers for the first time ever, detailing the nuclear program in great depth.’

Read more: US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel's Nuclear Program

Rothschild Zionists Boehner and Graham deny complicency in Israeli spying … as they dash to Israel for Spring Break

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 11:03 By David Icke

‘The Wall Street Journal has released an article stating that Israel, which has long been known to engage in aggressive espionage against the United States, has been feeding stolen information on the U.S.

Nuclear talks with Iran to Congressional stooges in order to thwart any deal with Iran that could get in the way of an attack on that country. Lindsey Graham, who piles up frequent flier miles from his junkets to Israel, made the implausible statement that “No one from Israel’s ever briefed me about the agreement. If they’re spying, they’re not telling me about it.”

House Speaker Boehner, fresh from hosting PM Netanyahu over the objections of the Obama Administration, feined “shock” at the reports of information stolen by Israeli spies being fed to Congress. (See the article from The Times of Israel below.) He will be leading Congressional Republicans on an Easter recess homage to Israel next week.’

Read more: Rothschild Zionists Boehner and Graham deny complicency in Israeli spying … as they dash to Israel for Spring Break

European Jews are ‘living in fear like in the 1930s’ claims World Jewish Congress leader, as he calls on U.S. to condemn ‘evil’ anti-Semitism

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 11:00 By David Icke

‘European Jews are living in fear ‘like the 1930s’, the World Jewish Congress leader has warned as he called on the U.S. to speak out against the rise of anti-Semitism across the continent.

Ronald Lauder – the billionaire son of Estee Lauder – told a congressional committee in Washington that America must take the lead against the surge in anti-Semitic incidents in Europe in order to ‘defeat the new flame of Islamic terror’.

He pointed to the strong line taken by European leaders in the wake of attacks like those seen in Paris, Toulouse and Copenhagen earlier this year, and urged the U.S. to follow in their footsteps.

‘Once again, like the 1930s, European Jews live in fear,’ said Lauder.’

Read more: European Jews are 'living in fear like in the 1930s' claims World Jewish Congress leader, as he calls on U.S. to condemn 'evil' anti-Semitism

Israeli night raids on sleeping Palestinian children

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 10:37 By David Icke


‘Israeli human rights group B’Tselem today released two harrowing videos of heavily armed Israeli soldiers raiding the bedrooms of Palestinian children in the middle of the night.

The first video, above, is titled “Night search of Sameeh and Mai D’ana’s home, Hebron, 24 February 2015.”

The video was shot during a night raid on ten homes in the occupied West Bank city. B’Tselem does not say who shot the video, but typically the videos it releases are made by Palestinians.’

Read more: Israeli night raids on sleeping Palestinian children

Cornell University: ISIS terrorist training coaches welcomed on campus as long as they are vaccinated

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 10:36 By David Icke


‘Cornell University welcomes ISIS terrorists to come to its campus and conduct terror “training camps” for students, admits the university’s assistant dean Joseph Scaffido in an undercover sting video filmed by Project Veritas. But the university absolutely does not allow unvaccinated students to be present on campus, according to its public health requirements web page.

At Cornell University, in other words, terrorists are welcomed, but only if they are fully vaccinated first. Meanwhile, healthy, unvaccinated children are banned from the campus because they might pose a “danger” to public health, we’re told.’

Read more: Cornell University: ISIS terrorist training coaches welcomed on campus as long as they are vaccinated

Federal Government Prepares to Track Unvaccinated Adults

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 10:35 By David Icke

‘During the National Vaccine Advisory Committee’s (NVAC) February meeting, American adults were put on notice by Big Brother that non-compliance with federal vaccine recommendations will not be tolerated. Public health officials have unveiled a new plan to launch a massive nationwide vaccination promotion campaign involving private business and non-profit organizations to pressure all adults to comply with the adult vaccination schedule approved by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).’

Read more: Federal Government Prepares to Track Unvaccinated Adults

Pakistan police arrest hundreds of parents refusing to vaccinate kids with deadly vaccine causing paralysis epidemic

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 10:34 By David Icke

‘It is now official. Vaccination by gunpoint is being carried out through the use of police force. The medical police state is being unleashed in Pakistan as thousands of children are force-fed unnecessary and dangerous pharmaceutical drugs.

Multiple hundreds of parents who nobly object to these vaccinations are being arrested or forced at gunpoint to submit their children to the vaccines. According to Feroz Shah, a spokesman for the Peshawar district administration, 471 people have been arrested so far. “This is the first time such drastic action was taken,” Shah said. “This shows determination of the government to eradicate polio.”‘

Read more: Pakistan police arrest hundreds of parents refusing to vaccinate kids with deadly vaccine causing paralysis epidemic

‘Why NOT vaccinating my kids was the best decision I ever made’: Mother of EIGHT had six of her babies vaccinated but refused to immunise her two youngest … and says they’re the only ones without chronic health problems

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 10:31 By David Icke

‘When I first became a Mum, I never questioned getting my children vaccinated. It was just what you did when you have children – you do what your doctor tells you, because they know best.

My husband and I had never been told that there could be any adverse reactions, only a bit of redness and swelling at the injection site. So as each of our six eldest children got progressively sicker after each vaccination, we never made that connection.

Out of our six vaccinated children, our 16, 12 and 10-year-old have moderate to severe Autism, our 25-year-old has ADHD, our 14-year-old has a severe language disorder, and our 20-year-old has severe mood swings.’

Read more: ‘Why NOT vaccinating my kids was the best decision I ever made’: Mother of EIGHT had six of her babies vaccinated but refused to immunise her two youngest … and says they’re the only ones without chronic health problems

Today the government Ditched Democracy to Dump Nuclear Waste

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 10:31 By David Icke

‘Ignored by the Local and National press. Ignored by Conservation Groups. Today is a black day for Cumbria.

Today Her Majesty’s government quietly removed the power of local and county councils to say no to burial of existing and future nuclear wastes beneath their homes.

The predetermined decision to “Implement Geological Disposal” now lies with the Secretary of State under Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects. This vicious NSIP ruling overrides any considerations on the land such as Sites of Special Scientific Interest, heritage or conservation areas.’

Read more: Today the government Ditched Democracy to Dump Nuclear Waste

Apple Wants You to Get Accustomed to Real-Time Tracking

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 10:30 By David Icke

‘Tech giant Apple is not coy about it. They want you to get used to real-time tracking. That’s why they are changing Find My Friends to Track My Friends.

A patent granted to the company on Tuesday by the government describes a process that allows a user of a mobile device to view a visual representation of the movement of a person with another device.

“For example, someone is going for a hike or a trip and wants you to stay informed of his or her whereabouts,” CNet explains. “That person would enable a feature on a mobile device to allow you to see and track in real time the path being taken on your own mobile device or computer. On the flip side, you could also share your route so the two of you can stay abreast of each other’s ongoing location.”’

Read more: Apple Wants You to Get Accustomed to Real-Time Tracking

Did Germanwings pilot deliberately lock his co-pilot out of cockpit? Flight recorder reveals colleague tried to smash door down – as it emerges emergency access can only be disabled from inside

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 10:16 By David Icke

‘The pilot of the doomed Germanwings Airbus A320 may have deliberately locked his co-pilot and crew out of the cockpit minutes before it crashed into an Alpine mountainside killing 150 people, it was claimed today.

Audio files taken from the black box recorder suggested that one of the pilots was forced to try and smash down the door after being unable to enter the flight deck, according to the New York Times.
Experienced pilots today told MailOnline that under normal conditions crew have an emergency access code to enter the cockpit through the locked door.

They can only be stopped from using it if whoever is inside the cockpit manually – and intentionally – disables it.’

Read more: Did Germanwings pilot deliberately lock his co-pilot out of cockpit? Flight recorder reveals colleague tried to smash door down – as it emerges emergency access can only be disabled from inside

Capita and the great British food safety sell-off

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 10:05 By David Icke

‘The sale of a key government research unit to the outsourcing giant Capita could undermine essential work on food safety and lead to commercial concerns being put before the public interest, a leading expert has warned.

Professor Tim Lang, a Westminster adviser, told The Independent that the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera), which led the way in identifying horsemeat in the UK food chain, is now doomed to failure. The global contractor has already outlined plans to almost double sales by making the unit’s work more commercial.’

Read more: Capita and the great British food safety sell-off

Scotland Yard ‘spied on Labour ministers including Jack Straw and Harriet Harman’

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 09:47 By David Icke

‘Police spied on Labour MPs including then home secretary Jack Straw and ex-Cabinet ministers Peter Hain and Harriet Harman during the 1990s, a former undercover officer has claimed.

Whistleblower Peter Francis said he read secret files on 10 MPs during his 11 years working for the Metropolitan Police’s Special Branch.

Mr Francis said he personally collected information on three MPs – Diane Abbott, Jeremy Corbyn and the late Bernie Grant – while he was deployed undercover infiltrating anti-racist groups, the Guardian said.’

Read more: Scotland Yard 'spied on Labour ministers including Jack Straw and Harriet Harman'

TSA Allows Convicted Bomber Through Expedited Screening

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 09:38 By David Icke

‘The TSA allowed convicted terrorist bomber Sara Jane Olson to pass through expedited screening at a Minn. airport, despite knowing her criminal background.

The incident occurred at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport back in 2014, according to a TSA Inspector General Report and a KMSP-TV investigation which confirmed Olson as the “notorious convicted felon” described in the report.

A TSA agent recognized Olson, who served seven years in prison for planting bombs under police cars, but when he notified his supervisor he was told to “take no further action and allow the traveler through the TSA Pre-Check lane.”’

Read more: TSA Allows Convicted Bomber Through Expedited Screening

MPs denounce government TTIP plans amid fears for NHS and public services

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 09:29 By David Icke

‘A future government must be allowed to expand the NHS without facing legal challenge under a proposed new EU-US trade deal, according to a sharply critical report from an all-party committee of MPs. The Business, Innovation and Skills committee said the government needed stronger evidence to back up its claim that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) would bring a boost of £100bn a year to the UK.

It also said the case had not been made for the highly controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), the provision that would allow private investors to sue governments for the loss of future profits caused by decisions made by national parliaments.’

Read more: MPs denounce government TTIP plans amid fears for NHS and public services

Rising Serbian Cancer Blamed On 1999 NATO Depleted Uranium Bombs

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 09:21 By David Icke

‘The use of depleted uranium munitions by NATO in Kosovo and adjoining areas facilitated a dramatic jump in cancer incidence in central parts of Serbia.

A pertinent report released in 2014 also revealed a notable increase in the number of patients with malignant tumors, according to Slobodan Cekaric, the head of the Serbian Society Against Cancer, told Sputnik.

Lymph node cancer incidences between 1999 and 2012 also rose 80 percent, with terminal cases showing an eleven percent rise.’

Read more: Rising Serbian Cancer Blamed On 1999 NATO Depleted Uranium Bombs

Canadian police attack students in anti-austerity rally

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 09:10 By David Icke

‘Police have attacked thousands of student demonstrators protesting against education cuts in the Canadian province of Quebec.

Thousands of students took to the streets of Montreal, the largest city of Quebec, on Tuesday to protest against sweeping education cuts.

College and university students gathered in Phillips Square where they began their march through downtown streets, media reports say.

Security forces in riot gear fired rubber bullets, smoke grenades and sound bombs to break up the march. The students were protesting Quebec’s cuts to social services.’

Read more: Canadian police attack students in anti-austerity rally

The Tate Murders – The Psyop That Stifled a Generation

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 09:05 By David Icke

‘Of all the “conspiracy theories” I have run across over the years, amazingly this is not one of them. I searched the internet for anything on this theory and got nothing, even at Above Top Secret and sites like that. But now that we know many recent tragedies have been faked in Hollywood fashion, why not go back to previous decades, to see how long this has been going on?

Before I start, let me say two things. One, we will have to study the crime scene photographs of Sharon Tate, but I will make it as easy on you as possible. They aren’t what you think anyway. I was apprehensive when I clicked on them for the first time, but I was very surprised. They aren’t at all what we have been led to believe. ‘

Read more: The Tate Murders – The Psyop That Stifled a Generation

Sugar Industry Has Subverted Public Health Policy for Decades, Study Finds

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 09:03 By David Icke

‘Who writes the policies for public health, and how? This is an important question, and if your initial answer is that policy is created by medical experts, based on the most scientifically compelling evidence available, you’d actually be wrong.

As recent media reports1,2,3,4 have revealed, dental policy, for example, is heavily influenced by the sugar industry.

As a result of this collusion, dental policy not only downplays the impact that sugar and processed junk food has on dental health, it also ignores the voluminous evidence demonstrating the toxic nature of fluoride.’

Read more: Sugar Industry Has Subverted Public Health Policy for Decades, Study Finds

How The US Government and US Military Became Murder Inc.

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 09:01 By David Icke

‘The US military no longer does war. It does assassinations, usually of the wrong people. The main victims of the US assassination policy are women, children, village elders, weddings, funerals, and occasionally US soldiers mistaken for Taliban by US surveillance operating with the visual acuity of the definition of legal blindness.

Cockburn tells the story of how the human element has been displaced by remote-control killing guided by misinterpretation of unclear images on screens collected by surveillance drones and sensors thousands of miles away.

Cockburn shows that the “all-seeing” drone surveillance system is an operational failure but is supported by defense contractors because of its high profitability and by the military brass because general officers, with the exception of General Paul Van Ripper, are brainwashed in the belief that the revolution in military affairs means that high-tech devices replace the human element.’

Read more: How The US Government and US Military Became Murder Inc.

Pat Robertson On Netanyahu: ‘Touch Not My Anointed’ Or Else!

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 08:44 By David Icke

‘On this morning’s 700 Club, Pat Robertson made it very clear that he’s very upset at President Obama for acting like a “petulant teenager” when it comes to Bibi Netanyahu and Israel. It matters not to the evangelical leader how insulting and dangerous Netanyahu has been to the United States government while we’re in the midst of negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran, (I thought US religious leaders were for peace?) because Republicans are turning over US foreign policy decisions to foreign leaders, apparently. And now a US president is forbidden to voice his frustration at one of our strongest allies for trying to undermine our goals.

Not only is he angry, but he issued a doomsday warning against the Obama administration if they turn against Israel. ‘

Read more: Pat Robertson On Netanyahu: 'Touch Not My Anointed' Or Else!

New Bill Would Have Teachers Diagnose Psychological Issues in Children and Report them to Police

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 08:36 By David Icke

‘Texas State Representative Jason Villalba (R-Dallas) is once again in the spotlight after submitting yet another Orwellian proposal, H.B. 985.

Villalba first raised the ire of civil libertarians by proposing a bill, H.B. 2006, which would have eliminated the religious exemption for vaccination, essentially creating a forced government vaccination program without exception.

More recently, Villalba was thrust into the national spotlight when he proposed H.B. 2918, which would usurp citizens of the ability to hold law enforcement accountable for their actions. The bill would negate the people’s ability to create an accurate and impartial record of police interactions by restricting citizens from filming within 25 feet of an officer.

Now with H.B. 985, Villalba intends to give school officials the authority to force psychological screenings of students that teachers and staff diagnose as having mental health issues.’

Read more: New Bill Would Have Teachers Diagnose Psychological Issues in Children and Report them to Police

Facebook Reveals its Master Plan – Control All News Flow

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 08:20 By David Icke

‘In recent months, Facebook has been quietly holding talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content inside Facebook rather than making users tap a link to go to an external site.

The new proposal by Facebook carries another risk for publishers: the loss of valuable consumer data. When readers click on an article, an array of tracking tools allow the host site to collect valuable information on who they are, how often they visit and what else they have done on the web.

And if Facebook pushes beyond the experimental stage and makes content hosted on the site commonplace, those who do not participate in the program could lose substantial traffic — a factor that has played into the thinking of some publishers. Their articles might load more slowly than their competitors’, and over time readers might avoid those sites.’

Read more: Facebook Reveals its Master Plan – Control All News Flow

No more physics and maths, Finland to stop teaching individual subjects

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 08:10 By David Icke

‘Finland, one of the leading educational hotspots in the world, is embarking on one of the most radical overhauls in modern education. By 2020, the country plans to phase out teaching individual subjects such as maths, chemistry and physics, and instead teach students by ‘topics’ or broad phenomena, so that there’s no more question about “what’s the point of learning this?”

What does that mean exactly? Basically, instead of having an hour of geography followed by an hour of history, students will now spend, say, two hours learning about the European Union, which covers languages, economics, history and geography. Or students who are taking a vocational course might study ‘cafeteria services’, which would involve learning maths, languages and communication skills, as Richard Garner reports for The Independent.’

Read more: No more physics and maths, Finland to stop teaching individual subjects

Thousands Of Layoffs Coming After Buffett Merges Heinz With Kraft, Creating Fifth Largest Food Company In The World

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 07:50 By David Icke

‘Another day, another mega-M&A deal taking advantage of abnormally low bond rates, this time however not involving biotechs or a specialty pharma seeking to purchase a debt-free balance sheet, but one involving the Oracle of Omaha himself, and his Heinz investment, which will merge with Kraft Foods whose market cap was over $40 billion this morning on the news of the merger, and create the third largest food and beverage company in the US, and 5th largest in the world.

And while the resulting company will certainly be an unprecedented food giant, one which leaves the US food industry even more concentrated, here is the rationale behind the deal and the punchline for American workers: “significant synergy opportunities.” Translation: thousands of layoffs imminent.’

Read more: Thousands Of Layoffs Coming After Buffett Merges Heinz With Kraft, Creating Fifth Largest Food Company In The World

Black box memory card stolen from crash site of Germanwings jetliner? Plausible cover-up theories now taking shape

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 07:22 By David Icke

‘Now with the Germanwings jetliner incident, we have the New York Times “pulling a CNN,” you might say. According to this NYT story, the memory card of one of the airplane’s two black boxes is missing, and the story claims it must have been “destroyed by the impact.”

“Investigators have so far been unable to retrieve data from one black box, and the other was badly damaged and its memory card was missing,” reports the New York Times.

If you read the logic of that sentence, it seems to state that no data was recovered from either black box, right?

But then in the exact same story, the NYT also reports, “Remi Jouty, director of France’s Bureau of Investigation and Analysis, confirmed that audio of voices had been recovered from the black box in the crash of the Germanwings plane in the French Alps.”‘

Read more: Black box memory card stolen from crash site of Germanwings jetliner? Plausible cover-up theories now taking shape

Family receives $2 million in damages from vaccine court; mainstream media ignores case

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 07:14 By David Icke

‘Many Americans don’t even know it exists. The mainstream media almost universally pretends it doesn’t exist. It’s the Federal Vaccine Court (National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program), created by Congress in 1988. This court awards millions of dollars annually to families who have been damaged by vaccines.

This court gives legal immunity to pharmaceutical companies, shielding them from a court of law representing a true republic. By setting up a special kangaroo vaccine court, the supply of vaccines continues to multiply, even after people have been damaged by them.’

Read more: Family receives $2 million in damages from vaccine court; mainstream media ignores case

Chilean fishermen clash with police, set barricades alight as new law ‘makes them hungry’

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 06:53 By David Icke

‘Small-scale fishermen in Chile clash with police in a fishing town south of the capital Santiago. They were protesting against a fishing law that they say endangers their livelihood by setting fishing quotas and giving preferential treatment to big fishing companies.’

$600 Million Fracking Company Sues Tiny Ohio Town for Its Water

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 06:49 By David Icke

‘A massive fracking company, Gulfport Energy, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company worth $600 million, is suing a small Ohio town for its water. Gulfport filed a lawsuit against the village of Barnesville (pop. 5,000) claiming the town violated an agreement to provide water from its reservoir.

Barnesville recently entered another contract with a company named Antero Resources. Gulfport believes the town is violating its previous contract by allowing a new company to use more water than Gulfport is allowed to.’

Read more: $600 Million Fracking Company Sues Tiny Ohio Town for Its Water

Executive for Weapons Manufacturer Admits Publicly That ‘Perceived’ Threats Are Great for Business

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 06:46 By David Icke

‘Although unemployment is finally starting to fall, the economy overall remains sluggish, as many Americans struggle to regain their economic footing after the Great Recession. There is one industry, however, that has boomed throughout: defense contractors. A recent internal investor call hosted by General Dynamics explains part of the reason why: fear.

In the company’s fourth-quarter 2014 conference call with investors, which took place on Jan. 28, 2015, Erin Linnihan, vice-president for investor relations, took questions from a variety of investors about topics relating to the firm’s fiscal outlook.

At one point, an investor asks about international demand, particularly relating to the falling price of oil. Linnihan remarks that she is a “big believer” in how “threats” and “perceived threats” boost business.’

Read more: Executive for Weapons Manufacturer Admits Publicly That 'Perceived' Threats Are Great for Business

South American Amazon’s Forest Carbon Uptake Declines as Trees Die Faster

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 06:36 By David Icke

‘The most extensive land-based study of the Amazon to date reveals it is losing its capacity to absorb carbon from the atmosphere. From a peak of two billion tonnes of carbon dioxide each year in the 1990s, the net uptake by the forest has halved and is now for the first time being overtaken by fossil fuel emissions in Latin America.

The results of this monumental 30-year survey of the South American rainforest, which involved an international team of almost 100 researchers and was led by the University of Leeds, are published in the journal Nature.

Over recent decades the remaining Amazon forest has acted as a vast ‘carbon sink’ — absorbing more carbon from the atmosphere than it releases — helping to put a brake on the rate of climate change. But this new analysis of forest dynamics shows a huge surge in the rate of trees dying across the Amazon.’

Read more: South American Amazon’s Forest Carbon Uptake Declines as Trees Die Faster

Argentina slams UK over military boost in Malvinas Islands

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 06:32 By David Icke

‘Argentina says Britain’s move to boost its military presence in the Malvinas Islands, known as the Falklands to the British, is a “provocation” and pre-election stunt.

“This business from Great Britain is a provocation, not just to Argentina but also to the United Nations,” Argentinean Foreign Minister Hector Timerman said on Wednesday, referring to Britain’s so-called defense initiative over the Malvinas Islands.

On Tuesday, British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon announced a £180-million (USD 268 million) package over 10 years to counter Argentina’s “continuous intimidation” in the disputed South Atlantic islands.’

Read more: Argentina slams UK over military boost in Malvinas Islands

Adult education in England will cease to exist by 2020

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 06:22 By David Icke

‘Adult education in England will no longer exists by 2020 if the government continues its current austerity measures, hundreds of colleges have warned.

The Association of Colleges says nearly 200,000 adult education places will go out of business next year, with courses for health, public services and care, and information and communication technology (ICT) to be hit the hardest.

The colleges say if budget cuts continue at the current rate, “there will no longer be an adult education system remaining to support students aged 19 and over”.’

Read more: Adult education in England will cease to exist by 2020

Maduro slams ‘psychological war’ against Venezuela

Thursday 26th March 2015 at 06:18 By David Icke

‘Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has accused forces in the United States, Colombia, and Spain of waging an international “psychological war campaign” against his country, a media report says.

Maduro said the new operation adds to recent “aggression” from the US and aims to “generate fear and anguish” among the Venezuelan people, China’s official state news agency, Xinhua, reported on Wednesday.

“They want to promote rumors to make the people forget about the imperial attacks against our homeland and once again deepen the economic war by stimulating hoarding, shortages and smuggling of basic products,” he said.’

Read more: Maduro slams ‘psychological war’ against Venezuela