‘A former army intelligence officer has said he was ordered to stop investigating allegations of child sexual abuse at a boys’ home in the 1970s.
Brian Gemmell said a senior MI5 officer told him to stop looking into claims of abuse at Kincora Boys’ Home in east Belfast.
He said he presented a report on the allegations to the officer in 1975.’
‘Israeli forces are searching for a soldier believed captured, as a Gaza truce with Hamas collapsed just hours after it began.
The Israeli military said the soldier, named as Hadar Goldin, 23, went missing during an attack on forces trying to destroy a suspected militants’ tunnel.
Israel and Hamas accused each other of breaching the 72-hour ceasefire.
Palestinian sources said at least 35 people were killed by Israeli shelling in the southern town of Rafah.’
‘Tonight, my Israeli source informed me that Sgt. Guy Levy, serving in the armored corps, was captured by Hamas fighters. He had been part of a joint engineering-armored-combat unit searching for tunnels. Troops entered a structure and discovered a tunnel. Suddenly, out of the shaft sprang two militants who dragged one of the soldiers into it. By return fire, one of the Palestinians was killed, while the other fled, presumably with the soldier.
This Israeli report, which was censored by the IDF, says only that the attempt to capture the soldier failed. It says nothing about his fate. The expectation of anyone reading it would be that the soldier was freed. But he was not. In order to prevent the success of the operation, the IDF killed him. Nana reports that the IDF fired a tank shell into the building, which is the same way another captured soldier was killed by the IDF during Cast Lead.’
Poster by Aaron Calland
‘At least four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli tank fire barely one hour after Israel and Hamas began observing a three-day ceasefire, Gaza officials have said.
Health Ministry official Ashraf al-Kidra and Gaza police spokesman Ayman Batniji said 15 other Palestinians were wounded in the shelling east of the southern Gaza city of Rafah.
Palestinian sources also claimed three other people were shot by Israeli sniper fire.’
‘Lord Prescott’s description of Gaza as a “concentration camp” has been condemned on all sides of the political spectrum.
The former Deputy Prime Minister also wrote in his Sunday Mirror column that it was impossible not to view Israel’s actions in Gaza as war crimes and compared the Israelis to Nazis.
“What happened to the Jewish people at the hands of the Nazis is appalling. But you would think those atrocities would give Israelis a unique sense of perspective and empathy with the victims of a ghetto,” he wrote.
Labour Friends of Israel director Jennifer Gerber said Lord Prescott’s comments were “provocative, factually ignorant and profoundly offensive,” and urged him to retract.’
‘Democrats and Republicans in Congress vowed urgent support Tuesday for a $225 million missile defense package for Israel, boosting the likelihood that legislation will clear Congress before lawmakers begin a monthlong vacation at week’s end.
“Let’s stop playing games,” said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., calling the assistance a necessity for the “life-or-death struggle Israel faces.”‘
‘People of the Gaza Strip have slammed Arab countries for their silence on the Tel Aviv’s atrocities, as the Israeli war claims more Palestinian lives.
The defenseless people of the besieged enclave have lashed out at Arab countries for their silence on Israel’s aerial and ground attacks on Gaza.
“It is not fair what they are doing to us,” said one Palestinian woman, adding, “May God punish them, may God even punish those Arabs who just watch and do nothing. It is enough. It is enough. Have mercy.”’
‘An alleged Instagram post by an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) sniper boasting the murders of 13 Palestinian children in one day is taking the internet by storm. Multiple websites have shared the picutre of the IDF Combat Engineering Corps Soldier, David D. Ovadia posing with a Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifle. This specific rifle is usualy given to only elite snipers of the IDF.’
‘Now that the world has been put on notice about Ebola, it’s time to try facts instead of scare tactics.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the primary reporting agency on case numbers and deaths. Taking their stats with a few grains of salt, but recognizing that mainstream accounts come from WHO, here is their July 25 update, “Ebola Virus Disease, West Africa”:
1201 total cases. 672 deaths. These numbers cover Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Liberia—the Ebola focus areas.’
‘Health campaigners are today calling for U.S. authorities to speed up their approval of a new drug hoped to be the first cure for the deadly Ebola virus.
There is currently no cure or vaccine for the disease, which has claimed the lives of 672 people in West Africa, since February.
The head of global charity The Wellcome Trust earlier this month called for experimental drugs to be offered to those diagnosed with the virulent illness in West Africa.
Despite the drugs not being fully tested Jeremy Farrar, professor of tropical medicine and director of the trust, said Ebola’s spread in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone is ‘out of control’.’
‘There is something very, very important that the corporate media and public health officials are not telling you regarding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.’
Why would these people attempt to damage the work of someone who was at the front line 25 years ago before there was a ‘truth movement’ and has already done more to alert people to the truth worldwide than this lot will do collectively if they live to be a thousand?
Who benefits? The System.
Why would they be so quick to criticise the UK Column which is way further down the rabbit hole than they will ever be prepared to go?
Who benefits? The System.
You can expect some major attempts to discredit me in the next few months which are bubbling in the background at the moment because I am getting far too close to the truth and they know that I won’t be intimidated or silenced.
I take it as a compliment and I’ll just run at them quicker.
Watch this space and all that.
‘A new law imposing restrictions on users of social media has come into effect in Russia.
It means bloggers with more than 3,000 daily readers must register with the mass media regulator, Roskomnadzor, and conform to the regulations that govern the country’s larger media outlets.
Internet companies will also be required to allow Russian authorities access to users’ information.’
‘Ukraine’s Kiev-based regime has deployed OTR-21 Tochka ballistic missiles also known as SS-21 “Scarabs,” against the people of eastern Ukraine. The missiles measure 6.4 meters in length and carry warheads of up to 454 kg, making them without a doubt a weapon of mass destruction (WMD). Their use was revealed by a CNN report released just as US President Barack Obama announced that the US and EU would be issuing more sanctions against Russia. C
N revealed that,“there were reports that Ukraine’s government in the past 48 hours used short-range ballistic missiles against the rebels, three U.S. officials told CNN. The weapons have a range of about 50 miles (80 kilometers) and pack up to 1,000-pound (454-kilogram) warheads.”
CNN would also claim, “another of the U.S. officials said using the missiles is “an escalation, but Ukraine has a right to defend itself.”’
‘Germany and Russia have been working on a secret plan to broker a peaceful solution to end international tensions over the Ukraine.
The Independent can reveal that the peace plan, being worked on by both Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin, hinges on two main ambitions: stabilising the borders of Ukraine and providing the financially troubled country with a strong economic boost, particularly a new energy agreement ensuring security of gas supplies.
More controversially, if Ms Merkel’s deal were to be acceptable to the Russians, the international community would need to recognise Crimea’s independence and its annexation by Russia, a move that some members of the United Nations might find difficult to stomach.’
‘Britain will drive cutting-edge research as a result of a £300 million funding boost to be unveiled by the Prime Minister.
The spin-offs are likely to transform the way cancer and other life-threatening conditions are diagnosed and treated, bringing new hope to families across the country…
…The project will be overseen by Genomics England, set up by the Department of Health in partnership with Illumina, a DNA sequencing technology firm based in California.’
‘Fury erupted today after the EU gifted cash-strapped Portugal a £20 billion handout to help boost its crumbling economy.
Most of the money will be spent on training and education in a bid to cut rampant unemployment and revive Portuguese economic fortunes by the end of the decade.
Critics warned it means British taxpayers’ will be effectively forking out up to £2.7 billion over the next seven years to help prop up one of Europe’s basket case nations.’
‘Lloyds has racked up yet another bill of more than £1billion for mis-selling to customers and rigging interest rates. The staggering cost was revealed yesterday, as the state-backed lender announced a sharp fall in profits in the first half of the year.
It has set aside another £600m to compensate customers mis-sold payment protection insurance, taking its total bill for the scandal to £10.4billion.
This equates to around £420 for every household in the UK, or an increase of 2p on income tax.
The total bill across the industry for PPI now tops £23billion, making it the most expensive mis-selling scandal to hit the UK.’
‘Elderly drivers are being ruthlessly targeted by cowboy parking squads because they are most likely to pay up, it has been claimed.
War veterans, great-grandmothers and vulnerable hospital patients are singled out, with bosses allegedly telling wardens: ‘Ticket the elderly, they will pay.’
The ‘unjust and immoral’ practice has emerged as dozens of elderly drivers told the Mail how they were being threatened and pursued by bailiffs over minor parking queries.’
‘Ankle tags that detect if someone has consumed alcohol will be fitted to offenders as part of a scheme designed to cut down on violent drink-fuelled crime.
The “sobriety tags”, which will be worn around the clock, will enforce abstinence by measuring a person’s perspiration every 30 minutes and testing to see if it contains alcohol.
If any trace is found, an alert will be sent to the offender’s probation officer and they can then be recalled to court, where they could face sanctions such as a fine or be re-sentenced.’
‘The number of households being forced to pay higher rates of stamp duty has more than doubled in the past decade, according to new figures.
The boom in property prices means that a quarter of homebuyers are paying stamp duty of 3 per cent or more, up from just one in 10 in 2003.
The disclosure coincided with government statistics that showed families paid a total of £3.4 billion in inheritance taxes last year, the most since the onset of the financial crisis.’
‘In this month’s issue of Physics World, Ashley Dale from the University of Bristol warns of the “catastrophic” and “long-lasting” impacts of “solar super-storms” and the dangers we face if the threat continues to go unnoticed.
Dale, who was a member of an international task force – dubbed SolarMAX – set up to identify the risks of a solar storm and how its impact could be minimized, explains how it is only a matter of time before an exceptionally violent solar storm is propelled towards Earth. Such a storm would wreak havoc with our communication systems and power supplies, crippling vital services such as transport, sanitation and medicine.’
‘Recently, I wrote about findings showing that the brainwaves of people viewing the same movie are ‘synched.’ Some people thought this was great news, suggesting that it meant more connection and intimacy. But people who feel more disengaged or isolated by spending time with people watching media would probably doubt that suggestion very much.
Building on that discovery, researchers are testing brainwaves to forecast public response to television programming. Of course, this has questionable implications.
And, now, it only takes a few people to accurately predict the mindset – via brainwaves – of the masses. Is that how far the “culturing” of culture has come along?’
Recorded at London’s vast Wembley Arena before a sell-out audience of thousands, and watched live by tens of thousands worldwide on the Internet.
Nearly ten hours of cutting edge information researched, compiled and presented by David Icke that you will hear nowhere else in the world put together in this way.
‘An investigation of “disaster capitalism”, based on Naomi Klein’s proposition that neo-liberal capitalism feeds on natural disasters, war and terror to establish its dominance.’
‘A leading cancer hospital is to be investigated following allegations that one of its staff members exchanged human body samples for whisky and cash.
The calls to investigate Christies NHS foundation trust came after the accusation was made by an anonymous whistleblower, prompting British MP Rosie Cooper to contact the watchdog, the Human Tissue Authority (HTA), the Manchester Evening News reports.
British MP Rosie Cooper has also written to the government’s health secretary Jeremy Hunt, describing the whistleblowers’ claims as “serious and grave”.’
‘Whenever any dream is remembered, it is an indication that the waking mind has a creative, transformative role to play in the evolution of whatever issue the dream is presenting. For millions of years, the ability to pay immediate and focused attention to nasty, threatening stuff has been a primary survival test. The creatures who pay effective attention to threats tend to survive, and the ones who don’t tend not to survive. In this way, we have been shaped by natural selection to be inherently predisposed to pay attention to ugly, scary, and menacing experiences.’
‘Several days ago, Minghui.org released a story about a new dimension in the forced organ harvesting and transplantation programs in China. For the past 15 years, peaceful Falun Gong meditators have been persecuted in China. The persecution has included arrest, imprisonment, torture, forced labor and even live organ harvesting.
This vile practice has included not only Falun Gong practitioners, but also Christians, Uighurs and political opponents. This has been well documented by several people, including the former Canadian human rights minister David Kilgore. See the link HERE. The excuse of using condemned prisoner’s organs isn’t working any more — in one major city there were about 50 executions, but 1,000 transplant operations. The Chinese culturally don’t believe in donating their organs, so where are they coming from?’
‘The modern UK is enslaved too, but to money, and recent policy choices in London are designed to destroy more “pleasant pastures” to obtain filthy lucre from a controversial practice called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. With the Scottish oil and gas fields almost depleted and Scotland’s very place in the UK in doubt, fracking has the potential to generate trillions of pounds of liquid gold and energy security for the country, or what’s left of it.
It’s not a new technology (it was first attempted as long ago as the 1860s), but it’s only in the last two decades that it’s been perfected and it wasn’t until the last few years that it became economically viable.’
‘The decision of the Latin American countries to recall their ambassadors in Tel Aviv is a “deep disappointment”, says Israel.
El Salvador on Wednesday became the fifth Latin American country to withdraw its ambassador from Israel in protest at Israel’s military offensive in Gaza.
Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru have already recalled their ambassadors.’
‘News of the possible ban on the Jewish Defence League (LDJ) came just ahead of a Thursday evening pro-Israel demonstration to be held outside the Jewish state’s embassy, located near the French prime minister’s office.
The rally called by the Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France (CRIF) is in response to weeks of protests marred by clashes, arrests and allegations of anti-Semitism in which synagogues were targeted and Israeli flags burnt.
The CRIF’s head Roger Cukierman distanced his group from the LDJ as news of the possible ban emerged, saying: “We share neither their ideology nor their methods.”‘
‘The federal government’s new facility to house illegal immigrant families surging across the border has been put on lockdown because of chicken pox, with no immigrants allowed to be transferred in or out, a congressman said this week.
Hundreds of illegal immigrants being kept at the campus of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Artesia, New Mexico, are being treated for and vaccinated against chicken pox after an outbreak, said Rep. Steve Pearce, the Republican congressman whose district includes Artesia.’
‘The United States is preparing to sell the Iraqi government 5,000 Hellfire missiles through a proposed $700 million deal intended to equip Baghdad with additional power as militants from the Islamic State continue to wage a campaign across the region.
On Tuesday, the US State Department issued a statement announcing the preliminary approval of an agreement that would give Iraq a new arsenal of AGM-114K/N/R Hellfire missiles and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support “to help improve the Iraq Security Forces’ capability to support current on-going ground operations.”’
‘A patient infected with Ebola is being flown into the United States to be held for medical examination and treatment at Emory University in Atlanta, reports The Guardian. (1) “Emory University Hospital in Atlanta is set to receive a patient infected with the deadly Ebola disease currently sweeping through swaths of west Africa,” the paper reports. The patient is reportedly one of the American doctors who was recently infected with the disease.
This event will make the first time in history that a level-4 biohazard infectious agent is being transported by air into a large U.S. city while still multiplying inside a living patient. This startling revelation brings up all sorts of questions that range from the gullibly hopeful to the impossibly sinister. Here are some of the thoughts going through people’s minds on this right now:’
‘The lavishly hypocritical critic of capitalism, Michael Moore, is on full display following the documentary filmmaker’s recent divorce from Kathy Glynn, his wife of 22 years. Court documents unveiled during the divorce proceedings revealed that Moore owns a total of nine properties and spends most of his time at either a posh Manhattan condo or a 10,000 square-foot lake mansion in northern Michigan.
A vocal champion of wealth redistribution, Moore quietly embraced many of the capitalist ideals he publicly condemned, accumulating for himself and his now-former wife more than $50 million in net worth. The couple’s Manhattan condo was actually three former apartments merged into one, and photographs of their lake house reveal what appears to be two large houses connected, with a third on the side.’
‘Speaking on a radio program, Kyoto University assistant professor Hiroaki Koide commented that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has become like a swamp filled with radioactive material.
Koide was referring to the fact that, ever since the meltdowns triggered by a March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has been relying on a constant influx of water to keep the plant cool. The process of flowing past the reactors renders the water radioactive, however, so radioactive water has been accumulating at the plant for years. In that time, multiple leaks have caused the contaminated water to spill into the surrounding area, creating a sort of radioactive swamp.’
‘Let’s start with a premise I think we can all agree with: There have been no 9/11-type attacks on United States soil since, well, 9/11. Here’s another statement we all probably agree with: The federal government has all sorts of arrows in its quiver when it comes to gathering intelligence to thwart such attacks. And that is where it begins to gets dicey: Unfortunately, in its counterterrorism project, the government appears to be relying more and more on perhaps the most twisted of those arrows; the use of informants, coerced and/or rewarded, entrapment, and the sting.’
‘Global mining giant Rio Tinto markets itself as a ‘sustainable company’, writes Kemal Özkan. But serious failures in its reporting, and its attempt to hold an Australian indigenous group to ransom, reveal a very different truth: the company is driven by a reckless pursuit of profit at any cost.
Rio Tinto uses its sustainability reporting to bolster the argument that it is a responsible company and therefore entitled to a license to operate.
Now, a global campaign is demanding that Rio Tinto live up to its sustainability claims.’
‘Brazilian farmers say their GMO corn is no longer resistant to pests, Reuters reported Monday.
The Association of Soybean and Corn Producers of the Mato Grosso region said farmers first noticed in March that their genetically modified (GMO) corn crops were less resistant to the destructive caterpillars that “Bt corn”—which has been genetically modified to produce a toxin that repels certain pests—is supposed to protect against. In turn, farmers have been forced to apply extra coats of insecticides, racking up additional environmental and financial costs.’
Nearly 700 pages, 355,000 words, 325 illustrations and 32 pages of original colour art by Neil Hague. A Monumental Work What is the ‘Moon Matrix’?
‘Since 2010 the UN has been dodging responsibility for a cholera outbreak that has killed 8,500 Haitians and sickened more than 700,000. Nepalese soldiers with the UN “peacekeeping” forces caused the outbreak by allowing their sewage to leak into Haiti’s largest river. According to the UN itself, cholera could kill 2,000 more people in 2014. The UN now faces a lawsuit in US courts that was brought by some of the victims. The Obama administration is trying to have the suit dismissed but, this May, Amicus Briefs filed by prominent international law experts refuted the US governments’ arguments for dismissal. Scientific evidence of the UN’s guilt is so conclusive that Bill Clinton, a UN special envoy to Haiti, acknowledged in 2012 that UN soldiers brought cholera to Haiti but he made the UN’s demented excuse that
“…what really caused it is that you don’t have a sanitation system, you don’t have a comprehensive water system.”’
‘According to exiled former vice-president Tariq Hashemi, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki plans to carry out car bombings in Baghdad as punishment for the lack of support for his third term.
Following the explosion of a car on Saturday in Baghdad, Hashemi wrote on his Facebook page, and accused Iraqi premier of punishing Iraqis for not backing him in his term in power.
“I don’t know exactly the number of cars that Maliki will use to carry out an attack, but they will be as punishment for not being supported to run for the third term.”’
‘What used to be a three-storey house had been turned into debris sunk into a deep crater with twisted steel rods jutting out. Twenty-six people were killed in the mostly deadly air-strike so far in this bloody conflict. Twenty-four of them were from one family, the Abu Jamaa.
Around the same time that attack was taking place on Sunday evening, Benjamin Netanyahu was charging Hamas on TV with using “human shields” to gather “telegenically dead Palestinians for their cause”. It has long been the Israeli case that the militants cynically and deliberately carry out attacks and store weapons in residential areas and have also stopped people living there from evacuating homes when fighting breaks out.’
‘Iran’s Majlis Speaker has slammed the US double standards toward the fight against terrorism, saying ISIL leave US footprints in Iraq.
“In responding to the world public opinion, US officials attach priority to the battle against international terrorism, but they openly and practically support the ISIL [terrorist] group… the ISIL leave US footprints in Iraq,” said Ali Larijani on Thursday.
The top Iranian lawmaker also highlighted the gruesome crimes perpetrated at the hands of the ISIL terrorists against the people of Iraq and said the Takfiri group enjoys beheading Iraqi children and teenagers.’
‘Workers building a stadium for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar receive as little as USD 0.76 an hour, a report says.
According to a Wednesday report by British newspaper The Guardian, some of the 100 workers constructing the 40,000-seat al-Wakrah stadium are working for up to 30 days a month and being paid less than USD 8.27 per day.
Stadium workers said their manager has held their passports, in a move which violates the organizers’ own welfare charter, the daily added.’
‘India has condemned US spying on the country’s ruling party as “unacceptable” after recent allegations that Washington’s National Security Agency (NSA) targeted the newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
“I raised this issue (US spying) and … when the news came out in the Indian media, people were angry,” Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said at a joint press conference with her visiting counterpart John Kerry in the capital, New Delhi, on Thursday.
Last month, American newspaper the Washington Post made public a classified document, supplied by fugitive former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, which showed that the BJP was among the targets for the NSA in 2010 while it was India’s main opposition.’
‘Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations (UN) says Ukrainian authorities may be seeking to “destroy evidence” that would implicate their role in the crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine.
Speaking at the UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday, Vitaly Churkin said that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko pledged a ceasefire in the disaster area, “but this promise was immediately broken, while Ukrainian officials have publicly announced a new task – to cleanse of the militias and take control of this territory.”
Churkin further expressing concerns over the ongoing military operation in east Ukraine.’