‘Another massacre is underway in Khan Younis, where relentless Israeli shelling and sniper fire are wreaking death and destruction on all that moves in the zone east of Khan Younis city.
The villages of Khuza’a, Al Fukhari, Abasan Alkabir, Abasan Al Sa’ir, Jarara, and Bani Suhela received no warning of the attacks, and no warnings to evacuate before the bombardment began at around 11pm last night.
The intensity of Israeli shelling around the Algerian Hospital in Abasan Alkabir shattered its windows, and led to its evacuation, leaving only the emergency department operational.’
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‘Gaza has become a slaughter zone for the eradication of Palestinians with the most advanced military technology that Israel posses. In comparison the blaming of Hamas for this latest barrage of rockets, fails to recognize any proposition in the mutual savagery.
Depending on one’s view just who is the unlawful belligerent, sympathy and condemnation follows. This eternal struggle will never end peacefully. Debating international law, dissecting historic claims, strategizing military options, analyzing diplomatic intentions, and especially honoring superior doctrine among conflicting religious beliefs is a formula that offers no solutions.
Yet, Israel is wedded to an expansionist political objective. Extending settlements prevent any permanent settlement agreement.’
‘In a clear indication of Israel’s shocking callousness and disregard for civilian lives, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon today told PRI’s The Takeaway that most of those killed and injured in Israel’s eight day long bombardment of the Gaza Strip “deserved it.”
“If you compare the situation in Gaza to the situation in Syria today,” Ayalon said, “where the Assad regime just mercilessly butchers people and children there is a big difference and I would say that most of the people that were hit in Gaza deserved it as they were just armed terrorists.”’
‘Israeli soldiers should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for the “unimaginable restraint” they are showing in fighting Hamas, Israel’s ambassador to the US has said, backing his country’s right to self-defense.
Ambassador Ron Dermer made the comments at an event hosted by the Christians United for Israel group late Monday, according to a text of the speech posted on his Facebook page.
Comparing Hamas rocket fire on Israel to Germany’s bombardment of London during World War II, Dermer slammed those “shamelessly accusing Israel of genocide and (who) would put us in the dock for war crimes.”‘
‘In a testy exchange between AP reporter Matt Lee and U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf, Lee virtually corners Harf into admitting that the “evidence” presented by the U.S. to blame Russian-backed rebels for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 amounts to nothing more than YouTube videos and social media posts.’
‘Unnamed US officials are telling Associated Press that their intelligence suggests Malaysia plane shot down by anti-Kiev militia, no link to Russia found.
Officials believe that the passenger aircraft was intercepted by an SA-11 surface-to-air missile, which was fired by Ukrainian militia members. One official said the likeliest explanation was the aircraft was shot down in error, an assertion that seem to be bolstered by the previous downing of 12 Ukrainian military aircraft by militants in the region.
Intelligence suggests that, although the US maintains that Russia “created the conditions” that led to the incident, officials were not aware of the presence of any Russians during the missile launch, and would not confirm that the missile crew was trained in Russia.’
‘On Friday, the Daily Mail, one of the major UK tabloids carried photos and video of what was alleged to be a rebel “Buk” launcher heading back to Russia. The article carried a claim from some Ukrainian source that the launcher was missing several missiles after having shot them at the Malaysian 777. The article was prominently linked to the Drudge Report, and so was probably viewed by several million people.
Today, this meme made it into Uncle Sam’s official narrative, as per the following New York Times excerpt:
On the CBS program “Face the Nation,” Mr. Kerry referred to a video that the Ukrainians have made public showing an SA-11 unit heading back to Russia after the downing of the plane with “a missing missile or so.”’
‘Britain is continuing to export millions of pounds worth of military equipment to Russia despite concerns Moscow is arming separatist rebels in Ukraine, MPs have warned.
The Commons Committees on Arms Export Controls (CAEC) have revealed that 251 export licences for the sale to Russia of controlled goods worth at least £132million remain in place.
Among the licences which remain valid are permits covering sniper rifles, night sights, small arms ammunition, gun mountings, body armour, military communications equipment and ‘equipment employing cryptography’.’
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 fracking firm’s plans to explore for shale oil in West Sussex have been unanimously rejected by the council, in a blow to government hopes of a UK shale boom.
Celtique Energie had been seeking permission to drill through shale rocks near the village of Wisborough Green. If it found oil, it would have then sought permission to frack at the site to extract it.
But West Sussex council threw out the drilling application on Tuesday, amid fierce local opposition to the prospect of lorries passing through the tranquil village 24 times a day.’
‘China has sealed off parts of its northwestern city of Yumen after a resident died of bubonic plague last week, state media reported on Tuesday.
A 38-year-old victim was infected by a marmot, a wild rodent, and died on July 16. Several districts of the city of about 100,000 people in Gansu province were subsequently turned into special quarantine zones, state news agency Xinhua said.
It said 151 people who came into direct contact with the victim were also placed in quarantine.’
‘When Princess Anne’s husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, worked at the MoD, he was in charge of its £23billion property portfolio.
After leaving in 2010, he was handed a lucrative post for a private company, which has now won the £400million contract to manage Armed Forces housing and military bases.
House of Commons Defence Select Committee member Sir Bob Russell says he is deeply worried about the situation and has vowed to ask questions about Laurence’s role.’
‘UK anti-terrorism laws are so broadly drawn they are in danger of catching journalists, bloggers, and those it was “never intended to cover” the counter-terrorism watchdog has said.
David Anderson QC has called on the Government to revisit its definition of terrorism in his annual report published today as the UK’s independent reviewer of terrorism legislation.
The UK has some of the most extensive anti-terrorism laws in the western world, Mr Anderson said, giving ministers the powers they need to combat violence perpetrated by al-Qa’ida inspired terrorists, right-wing extremists and dissident groups in Northern Ireland. They also enable prosecutions to be brought for activities in other countries including Syria and Iraq.’
‘Lucrative hospital pharmacy services are being sold off to private companies such as Boots and Lloyds because a tax loophole puts the NHS at a huge disadvantage when bidding to keep them publicly operated, it can be revealed.
Health trusts have been putting dozens of hospital pharmacy contracts out to tender in recent months, as part of an NHS-wide drive to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
Only this week, London’s Chelsea & Westminster Hospitals offered its pharmacy services up for tender for seven years, advertised at £3.5m.’
‘Will David Cameron go down in history as the man who gave away this country’s greatest achievement to Wall Street, the man who enabled big American healthcare access to our hospital wards? The answer will be yes – unless the prime minister makes it clear once and for all that he will protect the NHS from the world’s largest bilateral trade negotiations, happening right now in Brussels.
Make no mistake, we are in the fight of our lives to save the NHS from being sold off lock, stock and barrel. But to make matters even worse a trade deal called TTIP (the transatlantic trade and investment partnership) will mean that reversing the damage done by this government could be impossible unless Cameron acts.’
‘Despite the furious efforts of the world’s Machiavellian destroyers, humanity is waking up. We’re seeing significant progress in exposing the ongoing brutal Gaza extermination, the mass revelation of chemtrails and other neo-scientific incursions, the disastrous effects of EMFs of every source, GMO food manipulation, tectronic surveillance and monitoring, and the front and center clearly induced global war and the militarization of society.
We’re in the thick of it now.’
‘S. 2277 in the U.S. Senate is a bill with 26 sponsors, all of whom are Republicans. No Democrats in the Senate support it. But the bill would be a dream for Obama, who quietly does: it’s his actual policy. It aims to give him unlimited power to do to Russia what he wants to do to Russia: surround it with enemies and arm those enemies to the teeth.
This Obama-Republican policy is now before the currently Democratic-majority Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and it proposes that the United States surround Russia with our nuclear missiles and Anti-Ballistic Missiles (ABMs), and with American corporate investments (tax-favored and partly financed by the U.S. public) in Russia’s adjoining countries of Ukraine and Georgia, plus in Moldova and in the Baltic nations near Russia, so as to make that strangulation even more provocative of a Russian military response, and thus of even more business to be generated for America’s arms-dealers.’
‘“Everybody knows that the dice are loaded,” runs the opening line of Leonard Cohen’s famous 1988 hit. Those bitterly pessimistic words, green campaigners claim, could now be applied to the extraction of shale gas under Lancashire.
The close relationship between the fracking company Cuadrilla and the British Geological Survey (BGS) has been revealed by a cache of emails in which executives discuss attending one of the Canadian songwriter’s concerts together.
The exchanges, between the private firm hoping to exploit the UK’s shale gas resources and the public body tasked with providing the Government with impartial advice on the safety of the controversial extraction technique, were made in the months leading up to the disclosure of the UK’s reserves last year.’
‘A German court ruled on Tuesday that some people suffering from chronic pain should be able to cultivate their own cannabis “for therapeutic purposes”.
Five people suffering from chronic pain brought the complaint to a court in Cologne after Germany’s Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) refused them permission to grow the plant at home.
The court said the BfArM had to reconsider three of the requests that it had rejected.’
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.
‘The Serious Fraud Office has launched a criminal investigation into allegations London bankers rigged key foreign exchange benchmarks for profit, the agency announced today.
Traders found guilty of illegally manipulating the $5.3 trillion-a-day currency market could face jail and the banking institutions for which they work could also face prosecution.
America’s Department of Justice announced its own probe into alleged manipulation of the $5.3trillion a day foreign exchange market last October. At the same time the Financial Conduct Authority, Britain’s principal financial regulator, launched an investigation. Market watchdogs in Europe and Asia are also involved. The SFO is understood to have been gathering information for several months before formally launching its investigation.’
‘The scheme was eventually binned in August last year after delivering “significantly less than planned”, despite racking up a whopping £347m in costs.
But the Home Office has another scheme up its sleeve which it insists will have a more agile approach.
“A new Immigration Platform Technologies programme is replacing ICW and is trialling an agile approach, focusing on incremental improvements,” it said. “It still has far to go to have a significant impact and will cost £209m over four years.”‘
‘Drip was rushed through parliament in just three days after receiving backing from all three major party leaders. It is a response to a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling in April, which essentially ruled that what’s happening in the UK – under the Data Retention Regulations Act of 2009 – was illegal.
David Davis, the former Home Secretary and Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden, said: “This act of parliament was driven through the House of Commons with ridiculous and unnecessary haste to meet a completely artificial emergency.’
‘Malaysia’s internationally known politician, Anwar Ibrahim (born 1947), country’s former Deputy Prime Minister (1993-98) and Finance Minister (1991-98) and currently the Opposition leader – claimed that Israeli intelligence agents (Mossad) have infiltrated into Malaysia’s Bukit Aman (Federal Police headquarter in Kuala Lumpur).
The espionage link to Israel is the company named Asiasoft Global Pte Ltd. (Singapore), which has worked as a sub-contractor to upgrade the telecommunication systems for the police. Two of the directors of the firm, Izhak David Nakar and Ido Schechter, are reportedly Israeli citizens.’
‘The American Jewish Committee in Berlin has filed a complaint with the city’s police about anti-Semitic slogans being chanted at pro-Palestine rallies, while Germany’s Jewish community on Monday condemned an “explosion of evil and violent hatred of Jews”.’
‘In just a few weeks, Baltimore City will have the toughest curfew laws in the country and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is hoping to set the records straight on all that the law entails.
The mayor is hoping this new law will not only keep kids safe but also expose those families who are in need of critical parental guidance.
Mob scenes like one in Fells Point may be avoided as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pushes for more control of the city’s youth, with stricter curfews set to take affect next month.’
‘Doug Hardman wakes up every morning with a song in his head—a vague memory of his days on stage.
Inside his tepee in the woods outside Lakewood, NJ, at the homeless Tent City, the roosters wake early and the mornings are already cooler. A musician who lost his Florida home in the housing crisis, Hardman says he floats in and out of Tent City, that he’s proud of his kids, and misses the life he no longer has.
He has a lot of company out here.’
‘Nearly all of the highest-profile domestic terrorism plots in the United States since 9/11 featured the “direct involvement” of government agents or informants, a new report says.
Some of the controversial “sting” operations “were proposed or led by informants”, bordering on entrapment by law enforcement. Yet the courtroom obstacles to proving entrapment are significant, one of the reasons the stings persist.
The lengthy report, released on Monday by Human Rights Watch, raises questions about the US criminal justice system’s ability to respect civil rights and due process in post-9/11 terrorism cases. It portrays a system that features not just the sting operations but secret evidence, anonymous juries, extensive pretrial detentions and convictions significantly removed from actual plots.’
‘South Texas Customs and Border Protection agents have been ordered to release pregnant illegal immigrants, as well as those who merely claim to be pregnant, an agent working in the Rio Grande Valley sector.
The agent, whose name has been withheld to protect him from retaliation, but whose identity has been independently verified and confirmed, told Infowars over the weekend that agents had received orders on Thursday to release female illegal immigrants in “ANY stage of pregnancy.”
“At my muster yesterday, we received orders to begin releasing all pregnant female illegal aliens in the RGV sector,” the agent wrote to us in an e-mail.’
‘Two Dáil deputies were arrested today while demanding to search US military aircraft at Shannon Airport, according to sources.
Independent TDs Mick Wallace and Clare Daly were arrested and taken to Shannon Garda Station before lunchtime.
According to anti-war activist Ed Horgan of Shannonwatch, the two were arrested on the tarmac where two military flights were standing.’
‘Our genes have long been ballyhooed as either a death-sentence, or the Midas touch of genius, bestowing upon us pristine health and an agile mind, or the deterministic outcome of cancer, neurological disease, or various other birth ‘defects’, but what if there was something else helping to determine our fate? What if our genes were merely building blocks, and a greater intelligence was in charge of whether or not we can throw a basketball from the free throw line and get nothing but net every time, or die at the age of 46 like every other person in our family’s history, due to a genetic predisposition for cardiac arrest?
Genetic determinism is the idea that genes, to the exclusion of environment or the field of our awareness and experience, determine how an organism turns out. You could call it the extreme version of nature vs. nurture, wherein our DNA tells us everything about what something will be.’
‘Monsanto is widely recognize as the most hated and most evil corporation on the planet. Even so, several internet-based media websites are now marching to Monsanto’s orders, promoting GMOs and pursuing defamatory character assassination tactics against anyone who opposes GMOs, hoping to silence their important voices.
These Monsanto collaborator sites tend to be “leftist” publications but also include at least one prominent business and finance publisher on the political right. All of them are Monsanto collaborators who have signed on to accelerate heinous crimes being committed against humanity under the false promise of “feeding the world” with toxic GMOs.’
‘In an essay addressed to his colleagues, Japanese doctor Shigeru Mita has explained why he recently moved away from Tokyo to restart his practice in western Japan: He believes that Tokyo is no longer safe to inhabit due to radioactive contamination caused by the March 11, 2011, meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
The essay, titled “Why did I leave Tokyo?” was published in the newsletter of the Association of Doctors in Kodaira, metropolitan Tokyo.’
‘Bitter divisions over the way Europe stands up to Vladimir Putin have spilled into the open, with France branding Britain ‘hypocrites’ for allowing London to be a refuge for Russian oligarchs.
David Cameron has warned it would be ‘unthinkable’ for French President Francois Hollande to go ahead with the £950million sale of Mistral warships to Moscow.
But Mr Hollande has vowed not to ditch the deal, with the head of his ruling Socialist Party warning Mr Cameron he should ‘start by cleaning up his own backyard’.’
‘Walk through your local grocery store these days and you’ll see the words “all natural” emblazoned on a variety of food packages. The label is lucrative, for sure, but in discussing the natural label few have remarked on what’s really at stake — the natural ingredients and the companies themselves.
If you take a look at some of the favorite organic and natural food brands, you’ll see they’re owned by some of the largest conventional companies in the world. Coca-Cola owns Odwalla and Honest Tea. PepsiCo. owns Naked Juice. General Mills owns Lara Bar. Natural and organic food acquisitions aside, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and General Mills all opposed California’s GMO Proposition 37 that would require GMO food labeling.
Today, some of those companies touting an all-natural list of grains and sugars can be seen changing the ingredients in their natural food products as the natural foods’ distribution channels are pushed to larger and larger markets.’
‘In response to the recent developments surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we’re re-visiting an installment from our 300 series featuring Iymen Chehade. Professor Chehade experienced the repercussions of speaking out against popular opinion first hand when he lost his job for showing The Academy Award nominated film, 5 Broken Cameras, a film that documents the Palestinian perspective to the class he teaches on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.
One student, under the impression that showing the film was biased on Chehade’s part, complained to administration & that section of the course was cancelled soon after.’
‘On Mon. July 21, the Detroit Water & Sewerage Dept. (DWSD) announced in federal bankruptcy court before Judge Steven Rhodes that there would be a 15-day suspension of water shut-offs while policies would be enacted to address the current crisis in the city. Additional measures were revealed which are purportedly designed to address the massive termination of water services for thousands of households in the economically distressed majority African American municipality.
This declaration in federal court from the DWSD culminated a week-long series of activities that focused national attention on the plight of working and poor people in Detroit. A mass demonstration through downtown’s financial district on July 18 attracted thousands representing local organizations, the National Nurses United (NNU) and the delegates of the Net Roots Nation Conference held at Cobo Conference Center July 17-19.’
‘The Palestinian village of Battir, just six kilometres southwest of Jerusalem and a similar distance from Bethlehem, is the latest to be trapped in the gap between international recognition and Israel’s policies in the West Bank.
The village’s agricultural terraces covering the surrounding hill slopes, and the spring water-fed open irrigation channels that run through them, have been in use for centuries.
Last month, this unique landscape was designated a World Heritage site by the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), making it only the second such Palestinian site after the Old City of Jerusalem site.’
‘We know from the Israeli assaults on Gaza in Winter 2008-09 and November 2012 that armed drones will be playing a major role. Israeli drones fire Raphael made Spike missiles and bombs sometimes fitted with tungsten sleeves – so-called dime bombs. Elbit Systems which makes the Hermes range of drones often markets its products as “combat proven” and its this valuable sales tag which has helped drive Israeli drones sales to at least 53 countries according to Drone Wars recent briefing Israel and the Drone Wars.
While Raphael claims “pinpoint precision” for its Spike missiles and coupled with the fact that sensors and cameras on-board drones are expected to enable highly precise and accurate strikes, the high proportion of civilian casualties (80% as of today) is inexplicable – unless they are deliberately or recklessly being targeted – a clear contravention of IHL.’
‘Will the Israeli air strikes, and even a threatened ground invasion, end rocket fire from Gaza?
According to the Israeli Government’s own website, “Since the start of Operation Protective Edge [ July 7 to July 14], 971 rockets have been launched at Israel. 754 of those rockets hit Israel, and approximately 201 rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system.”
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will use ‘any means necessary’ to stop Islamic militant group Hamas from bombing civilians. Former U.S. Ambassador Dennis Ross speculated that Netanhayu’s goal is “to restore calm, not dismantle Hamas,” according to a report on Fox news.’
‘An American political commentator says the “entire world” is against Israel’s “murderous campaign in Gaza.”
Joe Iosbaker, Chicago-based leader of the United National Antiwar Coalition, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Monday as he commented on a large anti-Israel rally in Chicago.
Thousands of people in Chicago marched through downtown Sunday afternoon calling for an end to the Israeli assault on the besieged Gaza Strip.
“You can see by the world reaction that the entire world is rejecting Israel’s murderous campaign in Gaza, the killing of so many children,” Joe Iosbaker told Press TV.’
‘The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has denounced the persecution of Christians and other minorities in Iraq by the ISIL Takfiri militants.
In a unanimous declaration issued on Monday, the body condemned the systematic persecution of minorities and warned that such actions can be considered crimes against humanity.
“The members of the Security Council further recall that widespread or systematic attacks directed against any civilian populations because of their ethnic background, religious beliefs or faith may constitute a crime against humanity, for which those responsible must be held accountable,” the declaration read.’
‘Clashes between Libyan army troops and anti-government militia groups in the eastern city of Benghazi have left 16 people dead and 81 injured.
“Most of the dead and injured are soldiers. Three civilians, including an Egyptian, were killed when a rocket hit their house,” AFP quoted a hospital source as saying.
Fighting broke out on Monday, when militants attacked an army base and clashed with government troops and forces loyal to retired General Khalifa Haftar. Haftar launched a military offensive in the country’s east on May 16, saying that he wants to crush the militants and “establish stability in Libya.”’
‘Egypt is refusing to open the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip to allow injured Palestinians to seek treatment at Egyptian hospitals amid Israel’s escalating military offensive against the besieged coastal enclave.
Officials in Gaza say that the border crossing, which is Gaza’s only not controlled by Israel, has mostly remained closed since Israel’s relentless attacks began more than a fortnight ago, and some medical delegations have even been denied entry.
Egypt has also prevented an aid convoy from reaching the residents of the impoverished Palestinian territory.’