Poster by Aaron Calland
‘US President Barack Obama has accused Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine.
He said the fighting was not the result of a home-grown uprising but of ‘deep Russian involvement’, and new satellite images made its role clear.’
‘Not content with banning powerful vacuum cleaners from next week, the EU has set its sights on hairdryers, lawn mowers and electric kettles in an effort to cut energy consumption.
A ban on dozens of energy-sapping electrical devices could be introduced next spring to meet targets set by Brussels.’
‘Eight more Conservative MPs have held intensive talks with Ukip about defecting, it emerged last night.
After the shock defection of Douglas Carswell yesterday in protest at David Cameron’s stance on immigration and Europe, a source told the Daily Mail that the threat of a mutiny went far beyond just one MP.’
‘Islamic State have released a new decapitation video, threatening America for the second time and urging the Kurds to break from their alliance with the West against the caliphate.
Just hours after Islamic State released shocking footage of the mass execution of 300 Syrian national army soldiers in the Syrian desert, Islamic State have issued a second warning to the United States.’
‘Google has built and tested autonomous aerial vehicles, which it believes could be used for goods deliveries.
The project is being developed at Google X, the company’s clandestine tech research arm, which is also responsible for its self-driving car.’
‘As we move through 2014 and beyond, humanity stands in awe of government propaganda, engineered narratives and ongoing scaremongering. With part of humanity awakened to the control system’s tactics, many of us are locked in focus mode, brainstorming new ways of exposing the ongoing propaganda. No sooner do we expose one false flag, when another is engineered. There is enough lies and propaganda to confuse an entire generation if you are not paying attention.’
‘Let’s start with the conclusion: Israeli exports are not affected by the present economic boycott, nor will they be affected in the future. This is not because certain European consumer groups and the like are not trying – it is because the unique nature of Israel’s exports simply does not allow for it. It’s a logical concept on paper, but simply does not hold water in reality.’
‘The search area to be scoured for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is set to be changed following new analysis of an attempt to call the plane by satellite phone.
With only weeks to go before contractors head back underwater in the most extensive aviation recovery operation of all time, officials said they have new data suggesting the Boeing 777 may have taken a different path.’
‘Ukraine’s president has effectively accused Russia of invading his country, saying troops have been moved across the border to support separatists now fighting on two fronts in the east.’
‘The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned the number of Ebola cases could rise to 20,000 as doctors in Liberia say the deadly virus is now spreading so rapidly they can no longer deal with the crisis.’
‘As aftershocks of the 6.0 Napa earthquake that occurred Sunday in California continued, the Associated Press revealed a secret government report pointing to major earthquake vulnerabilities at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plants which are a little more than 200 miles away and sitting amid a webwork of earthquake faults.’
‘On Sunday, the Washington Post published an expose revealing that private companies are peddling surveillance systems to foreign governments that track the location of cellphone users in the US and abroad. The report raised a basic question: How can this be happening when cellphone companies generally promise not to disclose their customers’ location information without their consent?’
‘Cases like Rodney King, Oscar Grant, Eric Garner and Michael Brown have helped fuel demands for police accountability. We are joined by a guest who has advice for the growing number of people filming police abuse with their smart phones and video cameras, particularly with respect to how to properly preserve such video.’
‘Police have launched an investigation after a number of people attempted to sell their votes for the independence referendum online.
Various listings appeared on internet auction site eBay offering bidders the chance to purchase the sellers’ personal votes on September 18.’
‘There are promising signs that the Department of Education and the Department of Justice might be getting serious about holding for-profit colleges accountable after so many of them have deceived students for years.’
‘The question of why graduates of prestigious undergraduate schools still wind up, in disproportionate numbers, at places like Goldman and McKinsey may seem so obvious as to be unworthy of notice. These schools are elite institutions, correct? Certainly this was all part of these students’ plans.’
‘Beijing is calling on Washington to scale back, or cancel, aerial surveillance of the Chinese mainland, since such a practice represents a security risk and a deterrent to better bilateral relations – otherwise it is ready to take measures.’
‘Police say they were unable to arrest the Equatorial Guinea ambassador after he allegedly beat his daughter with a wooden chair leg so badly she required a visit to the hospital because of his diplomatic status.’
‘Killer robots programmed to open fire without human control are just a ‘small step’ from the battlefield and military powers should agree to outlaw them, a top United Nations official has said.
Angela Kane, the UN’s high representative for disarmament, said governments should be more open about programmes to develop the technology and she favoured a pre-emptive ban before it was too late.’
‘The sister of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly threatening a Harlem woman.’
‘As religious communities, leaders, and academics, we write to express our deep concern over the recent escalation of U.S. military action in Iraq. While the dire plight of Iraqi civilians should compel the international community to respond in some way, U.S. military action is not the answer.’
‘The crucial thing about the latest revelations from the secret documents leaked by the whistleblower Edward Snowden is their scope. When the Guardian first began publishing Mr Snowden’s documents seven months ago, it was immediately apparent that they described secret data-trawling operations by America’s NSA and Britain’s GCHQ of almost limitless reach.’
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.
‘Police are aiming to facilitate a peaceful protest and minimum disruption for local residents during the planned protest at GCHQ this weekend.’
‘In her June 25 keynote address to the BIO International Convention in San Diego, Calif., Hillary Clinton voiced strong support for genetic engineering and genetically engineered crops. She earned a standing ovation that day by stating that the biotech industry suffers from a public perception problem and that it just needs “a better vocabulary” in order to persuade GMO skeptics who don’t understand “the facts” about genetic engineering.
And then Hillary proceeded to get the facts wrong.’
‘I don’t want to feel the full weight of grief and turmoil from knowing the lives of people I love, who look like me, are often not safe in this country. My hope for moving past this immobility comes from my experience facilitating anti-bias retreats and workshops for over seven years and my creative work as a poet. I’ve witnessed the numerous ways our lives are compromised when racism isn’t confronted. I’ve seen what can happen when we commit to the difficult work of undoing oppression.’
‘What explains the never-ending justifications for U.S. involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts? In a word: oil.
Sure, President Barack Obama may have dropped food and water on that desolate Iraqi mountaintop out of humanitarian concern for the persecuted Yazidi minority. But he didn’t drop any bombs until Islamic State fighters began to threaten Kurdish oil supplies.’
‘The police rampage in Ferguson, Missouri has increased public awareness of police militarization and drawn well-deserved attention to writers like Radley Balko who’ve documented the proliferation of military equipment and culture in local police forces over the past decade.’
‘In the 21st century the US government has echoed Lenin. No laws, domestic or international, restrain the US from torture. Laws do not prevent the US from attacking sovereign countries or from conducting military operations within the borders of sovereign countries. Constitutional protections and due process do not prevent the US from detaining citizens indefinitely or from murdering them on suspicion or accusation alone.’
‘Despite widespread public outcry and international condemnation, the city of Detroit on Tuesday resumed shutting off the water supply to thousands of city residents.
Ending the month long moratorium on shutoffs, Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) public affairs specialist Gregory Eno confirmed to Common Dreams that the city turned off the water to roughly 400 households that are delinquent on their water bills and have not yet set up a payment plan. More shutoffs are expected.’
‘A robbery suspect carrying a plastic-pellet gun and a crew member with the TV show “Cops” were shot dead by police during a response to a restaurant hold-up in Omaha, Nebraska.
The TV worker died despite wearing body armour at the incident on Wednesday, while police said the suspect was shot after he fired what officers said looked and sounded like a real handgun.’
‘White House press secretaries are charged with briefing the press on the activities of the president’s administration, but a new survey shows just how often they try to avoid that obligation by evading questions.’
‘A recent study has found a disturbing exposure of the germ-killing chemical triclosan to the fetuses of pregnant women in Brooklyn.
Triclosan has been linked to reproductive and development issues in animal testing. It is often used as the active ingredient in antibacterial soaps and appears in more than 2,000 consumer products including toothpastes, body washes, school supplies and toys.’
‘Many Americans may think this foreign policy issue doesn’t concern them. If they think about this issue at all, many say that it’s not our business and we should just let them fight it out. However the US has been deeply involved in this conflict since before Israel declared its existence.’
‘The United States has moved two more prisoners out of a military prison near the Afghan capital after nine prisoners were repatriated to Pakistan last week, the Pentagon has said.
The move comes as the Obama administration seeks to shut down a controversial detainee programme in Afghanistan ahead of its troop withdrawal.’
‘A ‘spiral of silence’ has arisen on US social media since government spying revelations emerged from Edward Snowden last year, according to a new study.
Pew Research found that people were less likely to post their views or concerns about NSA surveillance on Facebook and Twitter than in person, due to fears that their views are not widely shared.’
‘The United States’ problem with homelessness is one of the worst among developed nations.
Recently, many US cities officially instituted laws that ban the practice of sharing food with homeless people.’