‘A police force was last night accused of helping to cover up the Cyril Smith scandal because of the involvement of the security services.
A Freedom of Information request was made for any details held by the force about an incident in the 1980s where the politician was stopped on the M1 and then arrested after child porn was found in the boot of his car.
But Northamptonshire Police say laws relating to the security services prevent the force from divulging any information it holds on Smith.’
‘In an inflammatory statement to the BBC yesterday, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declared that his regime, which enjoys political and military support from Washington and the European Union (EU), is at war with Russia.
“Can I be absolutely clear with you, this is not a fight with Russian-backed separatists, this is a real war with Russia,” Poroshenko said. He added that he expected renewed fighting in regions of east Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatist forces in the coming days.
Poroshenko dismissed speculation that, after US Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Moscow last week, relations between Washington and the Kremlin might improve, and that the US government might therefore limit its support to his regime in Kiev.’
‘Clashes are reported in central Kiev where crowds of protesters are rallying against the economic crisis and the soaring cost of private loans. Local media say several people have tried to break into the Ukrainian parliament.
Four policemen and two protesters were reportedly injured in the clashes, as protesters blocked the exits of the parliament building.
The so-called “Financial Maidan” crowd is demanding that the parliament approves the law on restructuring private loans in foreign currency, which would convert people’s debts into national currency at pre-crisis levels.’
‘Just a few hours ago NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg reached his breaking point taking the world one step closer to war with Russia.
Stoltenberg demanded that Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov withdraw all support for Russian separatists, because of the large number of Russian military exercises being conducted on the border of Ukraine.
This is a very troubling development coming on the heels of NATO’s own massive live fire exercises with American troops less than a day’s march away in Estonia.’
‘The last open armed conflict in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia – FYROM (former Socialist Republic of Macedonia as one of six federal republics of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia) is just an expected continuation of constant tensions between the ethnic Albanians and the Macedonian Slavs during the last quarter of century.[i] However, these tensions are time to time transformed into the open armed conflicts of the Albanian extremists, usually coming from Kosovo, with the Macedonian security forces.
The most notable conflict incidents in Macedonia after the Kosovo War in 1998−1999, when the Kosovo Albanians started to export Kosovo revolution to Macedonia, up to 2015 are recorded in 2001 that was ended by the EU/USA sponsored Ohrid Agreement, in 2007 when on November 7th, Macedonian special police forces liquidated six armed Albanians from the neighboring Kosovo on the Shara Mt. in the North Macedonia – the region known from 1991 as the most nationalistic and separatist Albanian area at the Balkans after Kosovo and in 2008 after the parliamentary elections in June.’
‘Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov stated on the website of his ministry that there was talk of dividing up Macedonia and giving parts to Bulgaria and Albania.
The Russian minister went on suggesting that Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski was was under pressure to refuse to join sanctions against Russia and the South Stream pipeline and was cajoled into supporting the Turkish Stream project instead.
According to Lavrov, the idea is to divide Macedonia, seen as an artificially established state, among Bulgaria and Albania.’
‘This is a story about the media blackout of important information about Israel: that their leaders are seriously misguided.
Two weeks ago, Electronic Intifada reported public comments by Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon in which he cited Hiroshima and Nagasaki as role models in responding to Iran. Ya’alon suggested that Israel might have to nuke Iran in order to prevent a long war: “at the end, we might take certain steps.”’
‘Washington has threatened “not to sign” a final nuclear agreement with Tehran unless the Iranian government gives access to its possible military dimension-related sites and nuclear scientists.
“If we don’t get the assurances we need on the access to possible military dimension-related sites or activities, that’s going to be a problem for us,” State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said in Washington on Wednesday.
“We and Iran have agreed that we will undertake a process to address possible military dimensions (of past nuclear work), and part of that includes access,” Harf said. “Under the Additional Protocol … which Iran will implement and has said they will implement as part of this deal, the IAEA does get access.”‘
‘The White House announced on Saturday that a team of Delta Force soldiers had gone into sovereign Syrian territory to kill an alleged ISIS “commander” and a few dozen other faceless bad guys.
Per usual, the media would retell the narrative based entirely on Pentagon and White House action movie prose. Just as with the bin Laden raid narrative—that later turned out to be mostly false—this tale involved some unbelievably compelling details: “rescuing a Yazidi slave,” “hand-to-hand combat,” “women and children as human shields,” “precise fire” (that, of course, avoided these women and children), and a body count, “40 extremists,” that would make Jack Bauer blush.
To the New York Times‘ credit, it did issue one of the most passive-aggressive “we could not independently verify these claims” disclaimers in journalistic history:’
A video by Orion Lion
‘Despite having a newborn baby at home, the Duke of Cambridge looked fresh-faced and relaxed as he chatted with guests including opera singer Katherine Jenkins and comedian Rory Bremner.
Guests congratulated him on the birth of his daughter Charlotte as he attended the star-studded reception at Windsor Castle.
Later William struck a far more serious tone as he urged the world to take “action” against the slaughter of animals for their body parts.
Speaking to dinner guests in his role as patron of Tusk, he said: “The plunder and destruction of Africa’s natural endowment remains one of the greatest challenges facing the world – and it is growing worse by the week.’
‘Hundreds of tech companies and digital rights groups – including Imgur, DreamHost, Namecheap, AVG, Mediafire, Internet Archive, BoingBoing, Piwik, Private Internet Access, and more than 200 others – signed a letter to Congress today stating:
Criminalizing Journalism and Whistleblowing: TPP’s trade secrets provisions could make it a crime for people to reveal corporate wrongdoing “through a computer system.” The language is dangerously vague, and enables signatory countries to enact rules that would ban reporting on timely, critical issues affecting the public.’
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‘Artificial intelligence is progressing at a frightening pace leading humanity towards its ultimate destruction.
This is according to British theoretical astrophysicist, Sir Martin Rees, who believes we are facing an ‘inorganic post-human era’.
By some estimates, he says, the process will begin in the next 25 years as robots begin to achieve intelligence rivalling that of humans.’
‘In the year marking 800 years since England’s Magna Carta, which asserted that kings could not simply impose their will without oversight and freemen could not be punished unless they violated the law of the land, Britain’s new Conservative government is preparing a massive assault on civil liberties.
The Tories are set to enact new legislation targeting “extremists” that poses a fundamental threat to political opponents of the government and to the working class. The claim that the new law is aimed simply or primarily at Islamic terrorists is a lie.
Under the legislation’s provisions, the authorities will be able to punish anyone engaged in “harmful” behaviour, ranging from public disorder to threatening the functioning of democracy. Individuals or groups subject to “extremist disruption orders” and “banning orders” will be compelled to submit to the police all material they intend to publish, including on social media. Individuals may also be prohibited from attending public gatherings and speaking at demonstrations or protests.’
‘Theresa May’s plan to introduce counter-extremism powers to vet British broadcasters’ programmes before transmission was attacked by a Conservative cabinet colleague, a leaked letter has revealed.
Sajid Javid described the Home Secretary’s proposal to give Ofcom extra powers to weed out extremist content as a threat to freedom of speech and reducing the watchdog to the role of a censor.
The leaked letter to David Cameron showed Mr Javid’s concerns that Mrs May’s plans would amount to “a fundamental shift in the way UK broadcasting is regulated, away from the current framework which is designed to take appropriate account of the right to freedom of expression”.’
‘Tobacco companies are preparing to launch what could be one of the biggest ever legal claims against the British Government for losses as a result of the introduction of plain packaging for cigarettes.
They are expected to begin lodging papers at the High Court as early as Friday, seeking a multi-billion compensation payout for being stripped of the right to use instantly recognisable brands.
Lawyers will argue that forcing them to use entirely unbranded packaging would amount to deprivation of a highly valuable intellectual property.’
‘In order to replace revenue being lost due to more fuel efficient cars on American roads, the state of Oregon is set to launch a pay-per-mile tax program that will charge motorists for their use of public roads.
Starting on July 1, Oregon will allow 5,000 residents to voluntarily sign up to be taxed per-mile rather then pay the gas tax at the pumps. Volunteers will be charged 1.5 cents every mile traveled on taxpayer-provided roads, reports AP News.’
‘What is a metropolitan? Who is in the metropolitan elite? While plainly you can be a member of an elite without being metropolitan, is it possible to be a “metropolitan” without being in the “elite”? (Not really; the metropole doesn’t really want you unless you have money.) What marks you out as a metropolitan, and is there any chance that you could slough it off?
The Labour party has now lost two of its potential leaders to the curse of the metropolitan – Chuka Umunna stood down as a result of press intrusion, the greatest extent of which so far to emerge is a piece in the Daily Mail about the fact that he’s a member of a club with eel-skin walls (this is about as metropolitan elite as you get). Tristram Hunt didn’t have to stand down, having failed to find enough support in the first place, owing to his perceived membership of this clique.’
‘Cleveland Police posthumously charged 12-year-old Tamir Rice with “aggravated menacing” and “inducing panic,” according to documents obtained by the Daily Kos on Wednesday.
The child was shot by police officer Timothy Loehmann in a Cleveland park on November 29 2014. The incident transpired after Loehmann and another police officer, Frank Garmback, responded to a dispatch call about a male carrying “a pistol” that later turned out to be a toy.
Surveillance footage of the incident later revealed that Loehmann had shot the youth within seconds of arriving at the scene. Neither officer administered treatment in the aftermath of the shooting. Rice died in the hospital the following day, and his death was ruled a homicide.’
‘The central government launched a trade complaint at the World Trade Organization on Thursday to challenge South Korea’s import bans and additional testing requirements for Japanese food after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
South Korea expressed regret at Japan’s action and said its ban on some Japanese seafood was necessary and reflected safety concerns.
Japan says several measures taken by South Korea violate the WTO’s sanitary and phyto-sanitary (SPS) agreement and Seoul has failed to justify its trade restrictions as required, the WTO said in a statement.’
‘Can you fathom something worse than nuclear weapons? Can you imagine weapons that are more ‘practical’ and surgical to be used to spread “peace” and “democracy” to oil rich countries in the Middle East? Well these weapons are being developed.
Raytheon just received a $20,489,714 contract from the US Military (DARPA) to develop the fastest missiles ever known. These hypersonic missiles can theoretically reach any target in the world within one hour.
Raytheon is a corporation known for developing tools that cause death and destruction. It’s one of the largest US affiliated ‘defense’ contractors and is responsible for numerous technologies that have taken thousands of lives in pointless conflicts around the world.’
‘Brooke Candy is an up-and-coming pop singer who is already deep in the elite’s Agenda. Her short video “A Study in Duality” manages to contain most of the imagery relating to Illuminati mind control and the occult mindset surrounding it.
Although Brooke Candy is not yet considered to be a full-fledged pop star, all of the elements are there to make her a favorite of the elite’s music industry. On top of having all of the right connections to “make it big”, she is definitely willing to permeate her work with the Agenda required to get some of that sweet spotlight action.’
‘People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent a letter to the oldest bar in Britain on Monday demanding that it change its historic name because “Ye Olde Fighting Cocks” is offensive to chickens.
ETA director Mimi Bekhechi said the name should be changed to “Ye Olde Clever Cocks” because that would “celebrate chickens as the intelligent, sensitive and social animals they are,” according to an article in the Mirror.
The pub is Britain’s oldest, according to Guinness World Records, and has had the name since 1872.’
‘Are you being watched by the Federal Bureau of Investigation because of your concerns about an overbearing government?
The answer should be obvious given the nature of America’s budding surveillance state and a new video shows just how far law enforcement officials are willing to go to protect the Homeland from anyone who engages in the dissemination of ideas that are counter to the official narrative.
As you’ll see in the footage below, if you show concern or are outspoken about the upcoming Jade Helm 15 military exercises, then you may be getting a personal home visit from the FBI.’
‘Marching behind a giant banner that read, “McDonald’s: $15 and Union Rights, Not Food Stamps,” 5,000 cooks and cashiers massed at the company’s corporate headquarters Wednesday to kick off the largest-ever protest to hit the burger giant’s annual shareholder meeting.
Fed up with pay that drives them to rely on public assistance, angry over the company’s springtime publicity stunt disguised as a wage increase, and emboldened by recent moves by elected leaders in New York and Los Angeles to raise pay to as high as $15, workers surged into the streets outside McDonald’s corporate headquarters, doubling the size of the previous year’s historic protest.
On the eve of the annual meeting, they marched to the headquarters chanting, “We Work, We Sweat, Put $15 in Our Check,” and were joined by ministers and faith leaders from across the country, who led a service calling on McDonald’s to do the right thing by paying workers $15 and respecting their right to join together in a union.’
‘After seeing a decline in earnings for the first time in nine years, McDonald’s plans to do something no other store of its kind has ever done before; open a store run entirely by robots.
The store is set to open July 4th in Phoenix, Arizona once the state-of-the-art robot remodel is complete. The restaurant will still employ a small team to insure all of the robots are working correctly, the food along with the cleaning supplies remaining stocked and removing the money collected by the robots. If the test launch for the store is a success, visitors to the restaurant can soon expect to see these new robots working in harmony at a speed of 50 times faster than the average human employee, with no chance of error, located in every store all over the country.’
‘The New York Police Department is being forced to acknowledge they have arrested far too many people for victimless crimes. Now, the department admits they will have to do something about it.
Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has publicly accepted the fact that “millions” have been convicted of crimes that they should never have been jailed for.
The new controversial proposal suggests the City of New York grant amnesty to over 1 million citizens who have open warrants for low-level, clearly victimless offenses.
The prison industry warns that this will “cause crime to skyrocket,” but what the seem more worried about is the bottom line for their for-profit, tax-payer-funded prison schemes.’
‘The government of French President François Hollande is renewing its efforts to fatally undermine fundamental Palestinian rights, particularly those of refugees.
France’s Le Figaro has obtained the text of a draft UN Security Council resolution that the Hollande administration plans to introduce sometime before September.
The resolution should be seen as the international counterpart to France’s increasingly fierce crackdown on Palestine solidarity at home under the guise of fighting anti-Semitism.
The resolution would enshrine the Zionist and segregationist principle of “two states for two peoples.”’
‘Five US public sector pension funds are to divest from companies that boycott investment in Israel after a state government passed new legislation forcing the move.
The US state of Illinois saw its House of Representatives and Senate both unanimously pass legislation requiring five state-funded pension schemes to identify all companies that boycott Israel and divest their direct and indirect holdings.
The term ‘boycott’ is defined as any company that engages in actions that are politically motivated or intended to penalise or inflict economic harm on Israel or companies based within it.’
‘The extraordinary February 15, 2003 march against the U.S. invasion of Iraq, which brought an estimated 30 million people to the streets in 800 cities on every continent, is immortalized on screen in Amir Amirani’s acclaimed documentary, We Are Many, premiering in the UK this week.
We Are Many interviews key organizers of the march—including Damon Albarn, Ken Loach and the late Tony Benn—as well as the officials who pushed for the U.S. to invade Iraq. A trailer for the film also shows peace activists being dragged away from congressional meetings, Iraqi children weeping in the aftermath of bombings, and veterans throwing away their army medals in a demonstration against the war.’
‘It is well known in the Arab community in Israel that “Flying While Muslim” will earn you extra security checks and delayed travel. Palestinian-American journalist Noor Wazwaz shared her experience of flying into Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport across her social media channels, where she has more than 28,000 followers.
Wazwaz, who says her goal is become “the first Muslim hijab [head scarf]-wearing news anchor on American television,” decided to become a journalist to better represent “[the] Arab and Muslim voice in Western media.”
She shared her travail of entering Israel this week in order to get to Palestine, the most expedient way to arrive internationally; far quicker than landing in Amman, Jordan, and driving to the Israel-controlled West Bank. Wazwaz reports that she was detained for more than four hours, followed by an interrogation by Israeli security personnel who accused her family of terrorist activity based on national and ethnic origin. Wazwaz was flying on an American passport.’
‘The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals.
The surveillance project was launched by a joint electronic eavesdropping unit called the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team, which includes spies from each of the countries in the “Five Eyes” alliance — the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
The top-secret document, obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was published Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept. The document outlines a series of tactics that the NSA and its counterparts in the Five Eyes were working on during workshops held in Australia and Canada between November 2011 and February 2012.’
‘Sleazy Drug Lord Merck, through it’s cash strewing lobbying teams nationwide, set out the same “Mandatory Vaccine” legislation in about twenty States. Now they are suffering the consequences. Backlash.
Never before has there been such a worldwide “anti-vaccination” campaign, extolling the horrors of vaccines. The Vaccine Construction, made up of Merck, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), State Public Health agencies, are, suddenly getting much more deserved scrutiny then ever before.
The cutting-edge media doesn’t miss a day, revealing, and analyzing, the fake claims that “Vaccines are Safe and Effective.” Vaccines are, as everyone knows, neither safe nor effective. I think we are well on our way to shutting the whole vaccine hoax down – once, and for all.
I am very pleased…’
‘A noted biotechnology hack has been accused of making up a GMO success story that was dutifully reported by the mainstream media.
Mark Lynas once described himself as “the first anti-GMO activist in the world” who suddenly got science and has subsequently re-launched himself as a shill for the genetically modified seed and food industry.
To that end, as reported by GM Watch, a recent headline perfectly captures this remarkable transformation: “Why the Founder of the Anti-GMO Movement Converted to the Side of Science.” Of course, this is this kind of repentant environmentalist angle that the legacy media find most attractive.’
‘Vaccine-Induced Brain Damage Syndrome (VIBDS) is the phenomenon of impaired cognitive function caused by the brain-damaging toxic additives found in vaccines. It mirrors the well-documented cognitive impairment caused by chemotherapy, known across the medical establishment as Post-Chemotherapy Cognitive Impairment (PCCI).
The unmistakable evidence that vaccines cause permanent brain damage is found in the obviously suppressed cognition of those who take them. According to nearly every pro-vaccine parent who routinely takes vaccines, their vaccinated children — who are therefore immune to infectious disease — are endangered by unvaccinated children who they claim might be carrying infectious disease.’
‘In President Obama’s ongoing quest to “fundamentally transform” the country, the U.S. military has not been spared as now it is policy to recruit as many illegal aliens as possible — young men and women who have no emotional ties to America and no fundamental understanding of how our constitutional republic is supposed to function.
The U.S. Army, in particular, has been busy working on recruitment efforts aimed at illegal alien young adults as part of Obama’s various executive initiatives to fast-track them into citizenship — even as Congress continues to debate whether to permit the Pentagon to move ahead.’
‘JPMorgan Tries to Claim It’s a Felon Because of One Bad Apple
After more than 200 years of operation, yesterday JPMorgan Chase became an admitted felon. That action for foreign currency rigging came less than two years after the bank was charged with two felony counts and given a deferred prosecution agreement for aiding and abetting Bernie Madoff in the largest Ponzi fraud in history. The felony counts came amid three years of non-stop charges against JPMorgan Chase for unthinkable frauds: from rigging electric markets to ripping off veterans to charging credit card customers for fictitious credit monitoring and manipulating the Libor interest rate benchmark.
Against this backdrop of a serial crime spree on the part of employees on multiple continents and coast to coast in the United States, JPMorgan released a statement yesterday regarding the bank pleading guilty to a felony charge for engaging in the rigging of foreign currency trading, calling it “principally attributable to a single trader.” In the statement, Dimon says the bank has a “historically strong culture.”
Dimon is, if nothing else, a master of the grand illusion.’
‘Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters have taken control of al-Tuwal heights in the Jizan region of southwestern Saudi Arabia, a report says.
According to Yemen’s al-Masirah Arabic TV channel, Ansarullah fighters and Yemeni army troops entered the mountainous area near the border with Yemen on Thursday and destroyed several Saudi military vehicles as well as ammunition.
The report also said that Saudi troops were forced to withdraw from the region.’
‘A Palestinian child has suffered critical injuries after Israeli military forces opened fire and shot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet near a refugee camp in northeastern al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Witnesses said the victim, identified as 10-year-old Yahiya Sami al-Amudi, was walking near a checkpoint close to the Shuafat refugee camp on Thursday, when he came under attack.
Amudi, who is reportedly in a critical condition, was shifted to Hadassah Hospital in the southwestern al-Quds neighborhood of Ein Karem, where doctors discovered evidence of a skull fracture and a broken jaw. His left eye was so damaged that it had to be surgically removed.’
‘Chilean police have attacked anti-government protesters trying to disrupt a presidential speech northwest of the capital, Santiago.
Police on Thursday used water cannons and tear gas to prevent the protesters from storming the National Congress building in the port city of Valparaiso, where President Michelle Bachelet was addressing the parliament.
General Julio Pineda, a police official, said that at least 37 protesters were arrested and a demonstrator sustained serious injuries.’
‘The Pentagon says the United States is ready to deploy surveillance aircraft and naval ships to test China’s territorial claims over man-made islands in the South China Sea.
“That would be the next step,” Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told reporters on Thursday.
US officials say American surveillance planes and naval vessels have not yet ventured within 12 nautical miles of the man-made islands–the standard territorial zone around natural land.’