Headlines: 5th September 2015
‘So divided has Syriza’s youth wing become over the direction of Greece’s leftist party, that when its council planned to convene at the end of August, the meeting was abandoned. Too many of its 71 members were on the point of quitting.
The incident showed the disillusionment Syriza’s twenty-somethings feel with leader Alexis Tsipras, the former Communist student activist they once celebrated as one of their own.
In just seven months as premier, Tsipras, under pressure from Greece’s creditors, has backtracked on his pre-election promises to end austerity.
“Syriza’s youth is almost over, very few people are staying behind,” said one of those who walked out.’
‘An Israel advocacy group’s campaign to thwart implementation of an Arabic language program in San Francisco public schools has ended in failure.
Last May, the board of the San Francisco Unified School District unanimously passed a resolution to implement Arabic and Vietnamese into the city’s Language Pathways program. The program was established more than 40 years ago to ensure that students from an array of language backgrounds receive equal access to education.
San Francisco has one of the most progressive language programs in the United States, providing learning opportunities in more than a dozen languages.’
‘Late at night, running out of gas hours from home, you pull into a gas station only to see a sign that says “OUT OF GAS”. The gas stations are empty of gas and there is no delivery expected soon. Nightmare or reality?
The situation in Nova Scotia, Canada, during the last weekend before school started, was bleak. Across the province, motorists were stranded and people were panicking, trying to find gas.
The official story … well, the very strange, barely reported and completely unexplained official story … is that two oil tankers coming from Montreal were delayed.’
‘NATO terror network implicated in Bangkok blasts, appears to have been running Uyghur terrorists through Asia, into Turkey and onward to fight NATO’s proxy war in Syria.
An unprecedented blast in Bangkok, Thailand last month left 20 dead and over 100 injured. The blast was the latest in a string of violence carried out by US-backed proxy Thaksin Shinawatra, who himself was ousted from power in 2006 and finally had his political party removed from power completely in 2014 after massive street demonstrations and a military coup toppled the regime headed by his own sister, Yingluck Shinawatra.’
‘A former clinic director at Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast, where the fifth video in an ongoing undercover series released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) was captured, has come forward with further shocking details about this criminal baby chop-shop operation.
Abby Johnson, who worked at the Texas-based affiliate for eight years, told The Daily Signal in a recent interview that Planned Parenthood is absolutely profiting from the sale of aborted baby body parts. Echoing the sentiments of her former colleague Melissa Ferrell, Johnson explained how it’s all about line items and categorizing “extraction” costs in such a way that profits can be siphoned through the system without incurring scrutiny.’
‘On Wednesday, the Indiana State Police announced that they have raided 146 marijuana grow plots throughout the southern region of the state.
In an unprecedented show of force, officers from the Indiana State Police, the Indiana National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Forest Service, Civil Air Patrol, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and local agencies, authorities seized thousands of marijuana plants.’
‘British MP Jeremy Corbyn has proposed a “People’s QE” that has critics crying hyperinflation and supporters saying it’s about time.
Dark horse candidate Jeremy Corbyn, who is currently leading in the polls for UK Labour Party leadership, has included in his platform “quantitative easing for people.” He said in a July 22nd presentation:
The ‘rebalancing’ I have talked about here today means rebalancing away from finance towards the high-growth, sustainable sectors of the future. How do we do this? One option would be for the Bank of England to be given a new mandate to upgrade our economy to invest in new large scale housing, energy, transport and digital projects: Quantitative easing for people instead of banks.’
‘The German Defence Ministry announced on Sunday that 100 of its soldiers are going to receive training from the Israeli army. A spokesman for the ministry said that the exercises will last three weeks and come within the framework of Germany-Israel military cooperation.
According to Welt am Sonntag newspaper, the German troops will develop their urban warfare tactics at a special training centre in Israel. This will include fighting against terrorists sheltering behind civilians in populated areas and fighting an enemy which uses tunnels in combat.’