‘Israel has repeatedly announced that it has the right to attack Gaza until there is nothing left of the Palestinian people inside Israel. The impetus behind this outrageous statement is that Israel supposedly has ‘a Right to Defend herself’ a “right” that Israel does not respect, if anyone else claims it, to defend themselves against Israel.
The problem with the statements from Israel, whether implied or bluntly stated is that all “The RIGHTS of any “State” depend entirely upon the states in question—to honor the rights and responsibilities of all other states in that same process: To the exact same degree for every state in every equation.
Israel denies that any other nation has any rights whenever it comes into conflict with whatever the Zionist state demands.’
‘Israel has warned it will take over the whole of Gaza if necessary as the U.N. Security Council appealed for an immediate ceasefire.
Israel’s communications Minister Gilad Erdan said that the IDF must continue fighting and that he hopes there will not be a ceasefire in the coming days, unless all the tunnels into Israel are destroyed.
‘We cannot stop the operation while it is still unclear whether the Gaza Strip will be demilitarized or not. If that means the IDF needs to stay in the northern Gaza Strip to ensure quiet, then we will have to reconquer the area near its northern border,’ The Jerusalem Post reported Erdan as saying.’
‘As Israel launched its ground invasion of Gaza, the London Palestine Action group took action at the Cabinet Office on Whitehall, protesting the British government’s support for the slaughter of Palestinians by Israel. The Cabinet Office is the UK government department responsible for supporting the prime minister.
Approximately 30 activists occupied the building for 45 minutes, some locking themselves to railings inside the building to prevent the police from removing them, including myself.
The group chanted slogans calling on the UK government to impose a military embargo on Israel.’
‘The Gaza Strip’s ordeal under the onslaught of the Israeli bombardment has unmasked international organizations that hide behind the cloak of humanism and protection of human life. Saturday night, corpses and body parts littered the streets and sidewalks of al-Shujayeh neighborhood, east of Gaza City, and blood flowed in its alleyways. But the International Red Cross did not move an inch upon learning of these macabre scenes. The international organization abandoned its responsibility towards the residents of al-Shujayeh in their darkest hour of need, to save its own skin. When residents of Gaza called the Red Cross asking for help to evacuate, their calls went unanswered.’
‘Four Palestinian’s have been killed and dozens wounded after an Israeli tank shell hit the third floor of Al-Aqsa hospital in central Gaza, according to a Health Ministry spokesman.
Ashraf Al-Qidra said that the third floor housed an intensive care unit and operating theaters. Other shells had fallen around the hospital, he added, with officials calling on the Red Cross to help evacuate patients.
A doctor at the hospital, Fayez Zidane, told the station that shells hit the third and fourth floor as well as the reception area.’
Poster by Aaron Calland
‘The July 9th paper warns that the United States and NATO are attempting to create a “new world order” out of the Ukrainian situation that will impose totalitarian global laws and regulations. The basis of this system, warns RISS, will be a “single system to issue money”. The authors state that because this system will meet resistance, the threat of war needs to be maintained.
Ukraine, the authors write, is a testing ground for the establishment and its drive for world government. As the IMF and the global elite take over Ukraine,
“It seems that in addition to specific operational objectives, setting a formal and informal foreign control of key functions of the Ukrainian authorities may have the task of testing technologies… and disappearance of the sovereignty of independent States.”’
‘Amid the confusion surrounding the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17 comes a claim from an Iranian defense expert that could explain why the airliner was targeted by pro-Russian separatists.
Many have questioned how operators inside the Buk missile TELAR (transporter erector launcher and radar) could have possibly mistaken MH17′s radar signal as anything other than a civilian plane, given the Boeing 777′s altitude and transponder type.
Thus the notion that the missile operators believed they were firing at a Ukrainian Air Force surveillance plane has been rubbished by commentators.
Babak Taghvaee, described by The Aviationist as “very well informed and an extremely reliable source,” believes, however, that the airliner attracted attention because it was being escorted over eastern Ukraine by two Su-27 Fighter Jets.’
‘As the dust settles on this latest air tragedy, a number of very visible anomalies exist, all of which have been willingly glossed over by western media analyists and government officials.
Putting the current media storm into context, it’s essential to establish the political motives of those parties rushing to assign blame. Western government and major western media outlets, namely in the US and Great Britain, have been keen to politicize the incident and pin the blame for this tragedy either directly, or indirectly on Russia. 21st Century Wire’s first report on MH17 provided details revealing western media omissions, as well as our analysis of why the west’s story doesn’t add up.’
‘The slow drip of information from the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 probe is confirming most initial insights while tweaking some parts of our reconstruction of events. In line with the disappearance of MH370, there is evil genius behind this bizarre crime against passengers and crew, against international law and indeed against reason itself. The very thought of cadavers dropping out of the sky along with stunned passengers in free fall pushes this episode past the scope of ordinary malice, over the edge of credulity, deep into nightmarish psychosis.
Yet the spymasters who covertly loaded infected corpses onto MH17 and then diverted the jetliner off its scheduled course, before it crashed in Ukraine, are not of the same ilk as the criminal mastermind Doctor Moriarty, nemesis of Watson and Holmes. In our post-911 security-obsessed era of “dangerous cargo” restrictions and zealous airport inspectors, the perpetrators of the MH17 caper must be institutional bureaucrats familiar with medical responses to pandemic-outbreaks. The supervisor of the biological weapons attack involving MH17 is probably now sitting at the desk of a high-ranking public-health official, an untouchable elitist with agents inside the crash investigation. Public Enemy No.1, in short, is the system itself.’
‘Verizon Wireless is launching a rewards program this week for subscribers who consent to having their everyday movements tracked.
The program, called Smart Rewards, offers gift cards and travel deals to subscribers who surrender their web surfing, app usage and location data in exchange for targeted advertisements based on that personal information through the Verizon Selects tracking program.
“To make marketing messages more relevant, Verizon will analyze the information described above to identify you as part of a group of people a marketer is trying to reach,” the terms and conditions for Verizon Selects state.’
‘Ed Miliband met with with President Barack Obama at the White House today in an encounter the Labour leader hopes will burnish his foreign policy credentials ahead of next year’s general election.
The President made an informal but pre-arranged appearance as Mr Miliband met with American national security officials in the West Wing.
Mr Miliband promised Mr Obama that a Labour government would stand “unambiguously” for Britain to remain in Europe amid growing fears in the White House that the UK could leave the EU.’
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.
‘Days after IRS officials said in a sworn statement that former top agency employee Lois G. Lerner’s computer memory had been wiped clean, the agency put out word to contractors Monday that it needs help to destroy at least another 3,200 hard drives.
The Internal Revenue Service solicitation for “media destruction” services reflects an otherwise routine job to protect sensitive taxpayer information, but it was made while the agency’s record destruction practices remain under a sharp congressional spotlight.’
‘A Canadian woman who accidentally killed a teen and injured two others after running them over with her SUV is now suing the dead boy’s family for emotional distress.
“I feel like someone kicked me in the stomach — I’m over the edge. Sometimes, it makes my blood boil,” said Derek Majewski, father of 17-year-old Brandon Majewski, who died in Alcona, Ontario, on Oct. 28, 2012, the Toronto Sun reported.
The teen and his two friends were out riding their bicycles on a dark road about 1:30 a.m. when they were hit from behind by an SUV driven by Sharlene Simon.’
‘A lack of transparency concerning a UK public inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq has bred heated criticism that its findings may vindicate a brutal war that divided the nation and blackened Tony Blair’s decade-long leadership.
In the aftermath of the eight-year investigation, the inquiry’s concluding report has been delayed as a result of negotiations concerning its content. Of particular concern to the British establishment, are records of a series of meetings and exchanges between then-US President George W. Bush and Blair.’
‘Tony Blair has insisted he is worth less than £20 million and is not motivated by money.
The former Prime Minister, who has spent the seven years since he left Downing Street building a global network of business and charity ventures stretching from China to Africa to Latin America, insisted his personal wealth is less than one-fifth of the £100 million that has been reported.
However, Tony and Cherie Blair’s property empire alone – which includes a Buckinghamshire mansion and six London houses – is now thought to be worth more than £25 million. The couple have benefited from the capital’s booming top-end property market.’
‘David Cameron was accused of “abusing” the honours system today after the Evening Standard learned he is recommending knighthoods to three ministers who left their posts this week.
Two Conservative MPs are in line to be made Knights Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George.
They are Alan Duncan, who left his post as International Development Minister, and Hugh Robertson, who was a Foreign Office Minister and former Olympics Minister.
Oliver Heald, who was Solicitor General until Monday night’s pre-shuffle cull of “male and pale” ministers, will get a knighthood.
It is also emerging that veteran minister Kenneth Clarke, 74, is being chosen for one of the highest honours in the gift of the Queen, which is to become a Companion of Honour.’
‘A cut and dry example of this extortion through violence is evident in a recent incident in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
A man was shot Thursday morning when a Pennsylvania State Constable tried to serve him with a warrant over unpaid parking tickets.
The constable told the District Attorney he felt his life was in danger as he tried to serve 38-year-old Kevin McCullers.
As McCullers was leaving his house to get donuts for him and his girlfriend he was shot at 2-4 times by officers who were fulfilling their promissory note of violence for non-compliance.’
‘California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state’s drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there.
The state’s Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources on July 7 issued cease and desist orders to seven energy companies warning that they may be injecting their waste into aquifers that could be a source of drinking water, and stating that their waste disposal “poses danger to life, health, property, and natural resources.” The orders were first reported by the Bakersfield Californian, and the state has confirmed with ProPublica that its investigation is expanding to look at additional wells.’
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.
‘Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the BBC Broadcasting House in Belfast, expressing their concerns over what they see as “biased” reporting by the BBC on the current Israeli military offensive in Gaza.
At 8pm local time (19:00 GMT), a vigil was held to commemorate the victims of the violence, with the number of the dead currently over 450 people.’
‘High doses of brain-altering chemicals marketed as “anti-depressants” increase the likelihood of self-harm, rather than decreasing the risk, say Harvard health scientists in a study that analyzed data on 162,625 people.
Drugs known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) may raise the risk of suicidal behavior in children and young adults, according to the analysis. SSRI’s are the chemical substances which make up the antidepressants Prozac and Zoloft.’
‘It seems the people of the world are factually correct when they label the United States the greatest threat to peace in the world.
Yet, despite this mass public opinion about the United States, US leaders seem oblivious. As Blum points out, Secretary of State John Kerry said: “In my travels as secretary of state, I have seen as never before the thirst for American leadership in the world.”
And, potential future leaders show support for the path of military intervention. The Republican Vice Presidential candidate in 2012, Paul Ryan (R-WI) said: “We need to be reminded that the world needs American leadership.” And the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, Hillary Clinton has said “The United States can, must, and will lead in this new century.”‘
‘A 17-year-old girl in Pittsburgh was beaten by police, and later hospitalized, after she and a group of friends were stopped for a curfew violation. Merceedez Wright is now wearing a neck brace and has cuts and bruises all over her body, the result of a violent encounter with police which occurred on the night of July 15th. Power-tripping police officers aggressively pursued and injured this teenager all for the unspeakable “crime” of being near an ice cream shop just a few minutes past 10pm, the neighborhood enforced curfew. ‘
‘California is in a deep drought. 2013 was the driest year on record in the state. The State Water Resources Control Board went so far this month as to impose harsh restrictions on outdoor water use. (Using potable water in an ornamental fountain? That’ll be a $500 fine.) And somehow, in the middle of all this, Nestle is bottling California’s scarce water and selling it.
The company’s plant in Cabazon, California, leased from the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, packages water for the Arrowhead spring and Nestle Pure Life brands. The problem is that nobody knows quite how much water the company is taking, because the Morongo tribe is a sovereign nation and doesn’t have to deal with local water agencies or normal reporting requirements. Cabazon is also in the middle of a Southern California desert ecosystem.’
‘If the best the US can do to pin the blame for the Malaysia Flight 17 downing on Russia is to have Secretary of State John Kerry say that “circumstantial evidence” points to Moscow being behind it, we can be pretty certain it was not Russia at all.
Kerry’s credibility on such matters has been in the toilet since last August when he claimed during last year’s furor and push for war against Syria’s Bashar al Assad that he had seen “clear and compelling evidence” that the Syrian government had used poison gas against its own people. That “evidence” turned out (clearly with Kerry’s knowledge) to have been ginned up, falsified and staged, and in the end it was evident that Syria had not been the guilty party.
Had Kerry and the White House succeeded in duping the world and the American people the way President George W. Bush and VP Dick Cheney succeeded in duping them about Iraq’s “WMDs,” an armada of US planes and ships already in position around Syria would have begun a massive aerial bombardment of Syria sparking a whole new war in the Middle East, even as Iraq was already in the throes of a civil war.’
‘Cases of the chikungunya virus are appearing in the United States at a level that is far higher than anything health officials have seen in recent years, and now there are two confirmed cases of people that have not even traveled out of the country getting the virus.
That means that the chikungunya virus is starting to spread in America, and once it starts spreading it is really hard to stop. Instead of spreading human to human, this virus actually spreads “person-to-mosquito-to-person”. If you live in an area of the country where there are a lot of mosquitos, you should pay close attention to this article. You do not want to get the chikungunya virus. According to Slate, the name of this virus “comes from a Makonde word meaning ‘that which bends up,’ referring to the contortions sufferers put themselves through due to intense joint pain.”
That does not sound fun at all. Fortunately, the U.S. has not really been affected by this disease in recent years, but an epidemic has already been declared in Puerto Rico, and some experts are now saying that it is only a matter of time before we see one in the United States.’
‘An East Rockaway teacher has accused the school district of ousting her from the classroom because her students’ strong performance on standardized tests has backfired.
Voula Coyle, a veteran fourth grade teacher at Rhame Avenue School, said her strong teaching skills have dragged down her school’s state rating.’
‘Barack Obama is blackmailing Nouri al-Maliki by withholding military support until the Iraqi Prime Minister agrees to step down. In other words, we are mid-stream in another regime change operation authored by Washington. What’s different about this operation, is the fact that Obama is using a small army of jihadi terrorists –who have swept to within 50 miles of Baghdad–to hold the gun to Mr. al Maliki’s head. Not surprisingly, al Maliki has refused to cooperate which means the increasingly-tense situation could explode into a civil war. Here’s the scoop from the Guardian in an article aptly titled “Iraq’s Maliki: I won’t quit as condition of US strikes against Isis militants”:’
‘Hugh Lewis of People Before Profit brought a ladder to the seafront in Dun Laoghaire where flags from some 44 countries were flying to mark the European Optimist championship. The event is for under-16 sailors.
Three girls and four boys from Israel took part in the four-day event which ended today.
Dun Laoghaire Harbour officials had refused requests by Lewis during the week to remove the flag and he and three other members of the party removed it on Friday morning.’
‘Its message — that minimum wage increases will lead to service workers being replaced by apps — is continued on an accompanying website — BadIdeaCA — which claims to be “holding activists accountable for minimum wage consequences.”
So who the hell pays for billboards threatening waitstaff with redundancy if they demand a living wage? A bit of digging and clicking reveals that the campaign is backed by Employment Policies Institute, the conservative lobbying group which regularly campaigns on behalf of the restaurant industry.
Followers of Pando’s Techtopus might remember the Institute for one of its key advisers, Kevin Murphy, aka “the man Silicon Valley’s CEOs turn to when they want to justify screwing workers“. As Mark Ames explained back in February…’
‘Since the mid-20th century, the world has only ever heard one side of an incredible story. The story of a boy from an ordinary family whose ambition it was to become an artist, but who instead became a drifter. His destiny however was not to drift into the awaiting oblivion, but to rise to the greatest heights of power, eventually to become one of the most influential men who ever lived. Now for the first time, here is a documented account of a story many believe to be… The Greatest Story NEVER Told!’
‘Once upon a time in America, about 10 to 15 years ago, there existed a gray area, better known as “conventional” between genetically modified, toxic food and the other end of the spectrum — which is organic and truly natural. Yes, there are still some “conventional” farmers out there, but there’s no way for the general consumer to know whether or not that conventional crop is loaded with toxins, since GMOs have no warning labels whatsoever in the USA.
However, more than likely, the “gray area” of safe conventional farming will disappear over the next two years. As corporations are quickly buying up mid-sized farmer’s seeds, land, equipment, water supplies and so forth, what’s left are small farms that are family-owned and protected by people who still have ethics and values, and know the meaning and power of food that is grown without pesticides, insecticides and herbicides. These foods come from nature and are not concocted in labs to contain bug and weed killer. These foods are not COVERED UP with poison in the crop fields of America. These foods are not “conventional.”‘
‘All those illegal immigrant children being shipped into the U.S. right now by the federal government are bringing with them exotic diseases that threaten everyday Americans, suggests a board-certified otolaryngologist. Dr. Elaina George, who specializes in ear, nose and throat conditions, told Newsmax that illnesses ranging from the common cold to tuberculosis are spreading all across the country, and that the situation represents a serious public health threat.’
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’?
‘With Israeli tanks rolling into the Gaza Strip and Hamas fighters firing dozens of rockets into Israel every day, the two sides in the endless Middle East standoff appear to be replaying scenes from a recurring nightmare, with real-world tragic effects.
I don’t mean to suggest that the conflict is in any sense symmetrical. As we have already seen, the worst price for this latest round of violence will be paid by the civilian population of Gaza, almost 2 million people fenced into a slice of arid seacoast with roughly the same land area as the city of Detroit. But for those of us in the West, and especially in the United States, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict plays out in public discourse, over and over again, as a drama of rhetoric and propaganda, accusation and counter-accusation.’
‘Corporations get enormous benefits that regular “persons” do not. One of the biggest is limited liability. This means that the shareholders are not liable for the debts of the corporation. A corporation can get in a lot of trouble, financial and otherwise, and then just close up shop, divide its assets to its creditors, and the shareholders can just walk away losing only the money they originally put in. While it might be a “person” to certain members of the Supreme Court, there is no person to be made to work off the debt or to put in jail.
Corporations also enjoy lower tax rates than people do. (Except for the people who make a gain from the shares: they get a special, even lower tax rate called “capital gains.” Why is this? The capital gains tax rate is lower because the wealthiest make most of their income from capital gains, and the wealthiest make most of their income from capital gains because the capital gains tax rate is lower.)
And of course, corporate “persons” never have to die.’
‘Australia’s distance from major areas of political activity acts as stifling fetter and brilliant emancipator. Its officials entertain visions of grandiose originality, finding out too late that they were derivative failures. Those on the left of the political spectrum think that somewhere in the past, its settlers were pioneers who, when they were not banishing the indigenous peoples into history, were busying themselves in a social laboratory.
The history makers in Canberra have returned, though this record promises to be dismal. Its central facet is plunder. Climate change is one of those thorny issues that marks every box of indignation you can find. It affects pleasure. It provides discomfort. Only, of course, that it does so in marginal ways. Given that Australians are the greatest polluters per capita on a global scale, this should matter less – but for the conservatives in power, the issue of instance satisfaction and obliviousness to the future matter above all else.’
‘Following years of silence by the international community, the world has suddenly rediverted its attention towards Iraq. On June 25, 2014, for the first time since the US-invasion in 2003, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights released a statement delivered by the Deputy High Commissioner, Flavia Pansieri, requesting the Council to convene in a Special Session to address the current humanitarian crisis in the state and region.
In condemning the human rights violations in Iraq, she held:
“Violations of international human rights law continue to occur in complete impunity, including unlawful killing, gender-based violence, attacks on civilians and attacks on protected buildings such as medical units.”
This sudden attention ignited abruptly after the explosive rise of ISIS along with the shockingly powerful takeovers of cities such Mosul, Tikrit, Tal Afar and Baiji. It is however unfortunate that despite repeated calls from our organization regarding the dire situation in Iraq and lately the danger of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki’s sectarian policies; it is only now that Iraq has regained the focus of the international community.’
‘An American political commentator believes that Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu benefits from the shooting down of a Malaysian passenger plane because he can continue his atrocities in Gaza.
In an interview with Press TV on Sunday, Veterans Today editor James Henry Fetzer also rejected Washington’s allegation that Moscow was behind the incident.
“The report that the Russian weapons were used to down the Malaysian plane in Ukraine does not mean that Russia was involved or the Russian separatists in Ukraine had anything to do with it. What could Russia have possibly stood to benefit in shooting down this airplane?” Fetzer said.’
‘A political commentator says Israel is using US-supplied chemical weapons to target Palestinians in Gaza amid the regime’s deadly offensive against the blockaded territory, Press TV reports.
In an interview with Press TV on Sunday, Gordon Duff, a senior editor at Veterans Today, said Washington’s supplying of chemical weapons to the Tel Aviv regime “is one of the shames of the American relationship with Israel.”
The analyst added that the US has given “an infinite number of chemical weapons” to Israel, stressing that the regime has “burnt many Palestinian children” using US-supplied “white phosphorous bombs.”’
‘Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah has censured the Israeli regime’s “massacre” of the Palestinian women and children residing in the blockaded Gaza Strip.
“We condemn all the atrocities perpetrated by Israel against the Palestinian people,” particularly the recent deadly assault on the Shja’iyya district located east of Gaza, said the Qatari foreign minister after holding talks with visiting UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in Doha.
He also stressed the women and children have been the main victims of the Israeli offensive against Gaza, adding, “Consultations, discussions are still underway to have a ceasefire in place, simply for the reason that the Palestinian people can no longer accept the long siege.”’
‘French police have clashed with pro-Palestinian demonstrators protesting against the Israeli regime’s atrocities in the besieged Gaza Strip.
On Sunday, the demonstrators took to the streets of the capital Paris, defying a citywide ban on such protests.
According to reports, the riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters.’