‘The instability in Yemen is being caused not by Iran or the Houthis, but by US and Saudi interference in Yemen — from Saudi Arabia’s 2009 invasion to US drone attacks — and the decades of support that Saudi Arabia has provided for authoritarian and unpopular rule in Yemen.’
‘The upcoming Jade Helm exercise, conducted by the US military across seven states has been attacked as a preparation for martial law, but could in fact be part of a much more sinister project.
The US military is preparing to launch a massive military drill in towns scattered across the American Southwest.
In the past several days, leaked plans for seven-state a US Special Operations Command (SOCOM) exercise in which states role-play as countries have made rounds across both news sites and conspiracy theorist circuits, with the latter ringing alarm, calling the drills a preparation for martial law.
However, considering layout of the states used in the exercise, as well as their climate and terrain, the intent could be a preparation for an invasion of Iran and a Middle East-wide war.’
‘The Egyptian air force has arrested one of its pilots after he disobeyed orders for taking part in airstrikes against Yemen.
“I joined the army and studied to become a pilot to strike Israel and not Yemen,” Arab news website Omran Press quoted the arrested Egyptian pilot as saying.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen for five days now, killing, at least, 73 civilians and injuring hundreds more.’
‘Members of the special monitoring mission (SMM) of the organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) have found artillery of the Ukrainian armed forces in the area of Volnovakha in the country’s east, the SMM said in a report on Monday.
According to the report posted on the OSCE website, 5 Msta-S self-propelled howitzers were even not declared by the Ukrainian side, in violation of the Minsk agreements.’
‘Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas issued a thinly veiled call for an Arab military intervention to overthrow Hamas in Gaza, along the lines of the Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen.
But the kind of intervention Abbas may be setting the stage for would likely consist of ground troops rather than airstrikes.
Abbas made the suggestion at the Arab League summit hosted by the Egyptian military regime in the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh on Saturday.’
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‘It seems the Conservatives can’t make a single claim without having it shot down by the fact-checkers these days. What does that say about David Cameron’s integrity?
Yesterday, standing on the steps of 10 Downing Street (a big no-no during an election campaign), he told the world that if Ed Miliband took up residence there, the cost would be “over £3,000 in higher taxes for every working family to pay for more welfare and out-of-control spending. Debt will rise and jobs will be lost as a result”.
Within hours, the Institute for Fiscal Studies dealt this claim a devastating blow. The IFS said Labour could meet its fiscal targets with as little as £3 billion in tax rises from 2018-19, and not the £15bn in tax rises from 2017-18 onwards that the Conservative numbers assumed. It’s point-by-point rebuttal stated:’
‘Toddlers could be placed in state-run “development centres” to give the Scottish government more control over how future generations are raised.
Ministers are concerned that some children, particularly in deprived areas, are failing to thrive educationally because they come from homes blighted by poverty, drug addiction and teenage pregnancy.
Specialists will go into family homes to check whether children have access to books and toys, and parents will be invited to take courses to learn how to better bring up their offspring.’
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New York Times best-selling author and alternative media legend Jim Marrs returns to the show.
Richie will also be chatting with author, journalist and US foreign policy expert, Stephen Lendman.
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‘Ten workers at a controversial company used by the Government to get people off benefits forged signatures in a £300,000 fake jobs fraud, a court heard today.
The group were employed by the firm A4e which was paid millions of pounds to help people from difficult backgrounds get a job.
The company was founded by David Cameron’s former ‘back to work Tsar’ Emma Harrison, who was forced to step down from her role after fraud allegations first came to light in 2012.
During a 13-week trial at Reading Crown Court it emerged that 10 staff at the company falsely claimed they had helped people find jobs to hit bonus targets.’
‘Classic science fiction film The Matrix depicts a future in which humans experience the world in a simulated reality.
But if Facebook has its way, this fiction could become fact.
Michael Abrash, chief scientist from Facebook-owned virtual reality (VR) experts Oculus said The Matrix provides the best sense of what virtual reality could someday be like.
And he used optical tricks to prove that we are merely ‘inference machines’ and the world we see now is already an illusion.’
‘Pesticide residues on some fruits and vegetables could be harming men’s fertility, a study has claimed.
Researchers found that men who consumed the most peppers, spinach, strawberries, apples and pears – which tend to contain the highest concentrations of pesticide – had on average a 49 per cent lower sperm count than those who ate the least.
The study, carried out a fertility centre in Boston, Massachusetts, was small in scale, with only 155 men enrolled, and experts said it should not alarm men into cutting back on their fruit and veg consumption.’
‘Anonymous has vowed to wreak an “electronic holocaust” on Israel next week to “erase” the country from cyberspace.
A video by the hacking group entitled “Anonymous Message To Israel” threatens to take down servers and websites belonging to the government, military and banks in #Op_israel on 7 April.
It shows a suited man wearing a V for Vendetta style Guy Fawkes mask as an electronic voiceover delivers a speech to “foolish Zionist entities”.
“We are coming back to punish you again, for your crimes in the Palestinian territories,” it says, in English with Arabic subtitles.’
‘A test of the national ‘Emergency Alert System’ which was seen by television viewers this morning in states across the country prompted panic and confusion, with many taking to Twitter to express their concerns.
The test began at around 11am EST and was broadcast in Washington DC, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The emergency alert contained no details and merely listed the states it affected and said the alert would run from 11am until 12 midnight.
Viewers in Sacramento, CA also reported seeing the test, which lasted for about 10 minutes before the regular TV broadcast resumed. At no point were viewers advised that the alert was only a test.’
‘Some of the newest medical treatments out there require gold—minute rods and spheres wrapped in gold. These nanoparticles are engineered to seek out tumor cells and destroy or used as an injectable, reversible male contraception.
But, in the future, gold nanoparticles could even be used to control our brain — or rather, to activate brain cells remotely and help treat neurological disease.’
‘A report from the Institute of Directors (IoD) warns that the government’s rollout of smart meters “should be ‘halted, altered or scrapped’ to avoid a potentially catastrophic government IT disaster.”
The report, entitled “Not too clever: will Smart Meters be the next Government IT disaster?” describes the £11bn scheme as “unwanted by consumers, over-engineered and mind-blowingly expensive.”
The Major Projects Authority has carried out three assessments into the smart meter programme; however, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has refused to publish them, citing commercial sensitivity.’
‘While homelessness itself is not a crime, many city and state laws in America effectively criminalize just about any behavior of people who find themselves living on the streets.
New York City has thousands of people living on the streets, which doesn’t include the over 60,500 people who spend the night in shelters, according to Coalition for the Homeless statistics. For people who find themselves without a roof of any kind, they have few options.
Anyone caught sleeping on sidewalks, can be charged with “obstructing pedestrian traffic,” a violation under the general charge of “disorderly conduct” under the New York state penal code. If arrested, the maximum term of imprisonment is 15 days.’
‘The Times Free Press in Chattanooga, Tennessee reported last week that the Erlanger Health System was going to start forcing all newborn babies in their health facilities to receive an antibiotic ointment applied to their eyes at birth, whether their parents want it or not. Even if nurses and midwives attending the birth do not approve of the antibiotic ointment, the hospital allegedly stated that they will apply it anyway, using security guards at the patient’s bedside if need be.
The hospital system can do this because of a 100 year old law in Tennessee:’
‘It appears we’re hitting that infamous tipping point in many arenas of late. So much is getting revealed and reaching the collective consciousness as the truth manifests. Remember, to finally tip a scale it just needs that last grain of sand to completely reverse perceived reality in the mass mind.
Just look at not just the grains, but the flood tide of truth being released into the public mental, spiritual, economic and political domains, never mind the profound vibrational morphic field shifts with so many souls awakening in a whole range of areas. It’s astounding.
There’s still a lot to be done but the landscape is changing fast.’
‘A trove of emails released two years ago show that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had access to intelligence from a private spy network run by an old confidant.
In 2012, the email account of Sidney Blumenthal, a long-time associate of Bill and Hillary Clinton, was accessed by Romanian hacker Marcel-Lehel Lazar, who went by the name Guccifer. Blumenthal’s emails, which were posted on the internet, showed he’d had correspondence with Hillary Clinton via her private email account. They revealed that Blumenthal was providing back-channel intelligence to Clinton about Libya’s civil war in the run-up to the Benghazi disaster, according to a report from ProPublica and Gawker.’
‘Binyamin Netanyau has been very vocal in urging Jews around the world to go to Israel, which he claimed is the best place, the safest place, the only place for Jewish people to live.
Hana Gan, a pregnant Canadian woman, believed it and became trapped. More stories like hers are coming in, and we now learn that another Jewish family – this time from Germany – wants to give a stark warning: Do not move to Israel.
Below is a verbatim translation of the Knyazhinsky family’s testimony, as the family prepares to take legal action against police and social workers in Israel.’
‘For the first time in history, the Queen could face industrial action among disgruntled palace staff. Workers at one of the royal family’s most iconic residences, Windsor Castle, are preparing to ballot in a dispute over pay.
The Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) confirmed more than 100 of the lowest-paid workers at Windsor Castle are due to be balloted from Tuesday, and will decide whether to take non-strike action in a dispute over pay.
The ballot announcement came as the Queen prepared to meet Prime Minister David Cameron to formally dissolve parliament before the May 7 general election.’
‘Britain is run by the same kinds of lunatics infesting America. Prime Minister David Cameron and other UK officials hype nonexistent “Russian aggression.”
Last summer, Cameron said NATO must show Russia it “means business.” It won’t be “intimidated.”
Member states must “strengthen (their) ability to respond quickly to any threat, to reassure those Allies who fear for their own country’s security and to deter any Russian aggression.”
In mid-March, UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond ludicrously called Russia potentially Britain’s greatest threat.’
‘Isn’t it interesting how an agenda is so often posed as a debate even though there is usually only one side? Or, when a synthesis of the two is the actual goal?
That’s how things are presented to adults, usually on television. Or rather, “adult-children.” So that it looks like they have an informed choice. Unfortunately, children in many public schools don’t even have the semblance of a two-sided joust. They are expected to download beliefs. As you will see below, it doesn’t even matter if they get the answers correct, as long as they assimilate the connotation. The feeling. The message. The gist. And they will (if no one shows them otherwise) – I remember.
A lot of buzz is currently swarming on Robyn O’Brien’s Facebook page. She wrote The Unhealthy Truth… and is sometimes called the Erin Brockovich of food. Over the weekend, a father sent her his 6th grade child’s homework from Science class. It asks (and then answers) the question: Are genetically modified foods safe to eat?’
‘Using financing from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ivy League Cornell University’s Alliance for Science has launched a multi-million-dollar broadside against a small food-oriented public interest group as a means of pushing genetically modified organisms to new markets around the world — and all in the name of advancing the welfare of Mankind.
The group being targeted is called U.S. Right to Know, and its mission, according to the organization’s website, is to “expose what the food industry doesn’t want us to know.” The group was founded by Gary Ruskin, a long-time anti-GMO advocate.’
‘During and immediately after the first Gulf War, more than 200,000 of 700,000 U.S. troops sent to Iraq and Kuwait in January 1991 were exposed to nerve gas and other chemical agents. Though aware of this, the Department of Defense and CIA launched a campaign of lies and concocted a cover-up that continues today.
A quarter of a century later, the troops nearest the explosions are dying of brain cancer at two to three times the rate of those who were farther away. Others have lung cancer or debilitating chronic diseases, and pain.
More complications lie ahead.’
‘The UK government is refusing to guarantee that it will not misuse the intercepted lawyer-client communications of two rendition victims in their legal cases again the British government.
Yunus Rahmatullah and Amanatullah Ali, from Pakistan, are bringing legal action against the British government for its complicity in their torture and rendition. The men were captured in Iraq in 2004 by British forces, before being rendered by the US to Bagram prison, Afghanistan. They endured a decade of secret US detention and torture in Bagram before their release last May without charge or trial.
The UK Government is refusing to agree to a request by the men to take “reasonable” steps not to “read, listen to or otherwise use” their communications with their lawyers. Those communications are confidential, and enjoy protected status under the longstanding principle of legal professional privilege (LPP).’
‘We were twenty minutes into one of the most boring Power Point presentations I have ever seen. While we looked at “shaded areas of cross-sections of multiple productive zones of oil fields,” the regulator was droning on and on. You’d think I’d be nodding off. But no, my heart was beating and my palms were sweating. I was about to do one of the boldest actions I have done since becoming an activist three and a half years ago.
Professionally dressed in a sedate gray dress and heels, I was seconds away from disrupting something called an “aquifer exemption workshop” led by DOOGR, the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, the very state agency that recently had been exposed for illegally allowing oil companies to inject toxic fracking wastewater into 2500 wells near California aquifers.’
‘Police fired tear gas at an angry crowd fighting over food supplies in Sierra Leone on Saturday, while other residents defied a three-day national lockdown that the government hopes will accelerate the end of the Ebola epidemic.
Sierra Leone has reported nearly 12,000 cases and more than 3,000 deaths since the worst Ebola epidemic in history was detected in neighboring Guinea a year ago.
New cases have fallen sharply since a peak of more than 500 a week in December but the government says the lockdown, its second, is necessary to identify the last cases and to buck a worrying trend towards complacency.’
‘HBO hired 160 lawyers when the network decided to air “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,” the two-hour documentary based on Lawrence Wright’s book. This makes sense when you watch the film, directed by Alex Gibney, which aired Sunday night.
Ex-Church of Scientology members and officials reveal secrets of the organization, and tell horror stories of psychological and physical abuse during their time in the controversial religion — and after they escaped. (For the record, the church unleashed a series of attack ads against the film and says that it’s “bigoted propaganda” and ” built on falsehoods invented by admitted liars.”)
One particularly fascinating subject that the documentary tackles is the relationship between celebrities and the church, which has been well-documented particularly with two of its most famous members: John Travolta and Tom Cruise. The film goes into detail about how much Scientology leader David Miscavige relies on star power to recruit new members and raise money.
‘When a professional gets a little too close to the truth for comfort, the most efficient and effective way for government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry to prevent them from exposing the truth is to destroy their credibility.
This is exactly what happened when Professor Shaw and Dr. Tomljenovic published a series of leading papers exposing the possible links between aluminum adjuvants and autism.
The question is, what exactly is being covered up and why?’
‘If ever there was a story that’ll leave you scratching your head and wondering what’s wrong with this world, it’s the case of Anne Giroux and her teenage son, Kevin.
The story begins in 2009 with Kevin having chest pains along with shortness of breath. Despite numerous visits to the ER, doctors never referred him to a cardiologist. Instead, they diagnosed him with asthma, treating him through the years as though he had no heart problems.
What happens next is filled with medical wrongdoings, falsification of records and heart-wrenching agony that no mother and son should ever endure.’
‘In 2014, a great deal of ink was spilled about the need to stop calling women crazy. Though dismissing women as emotional and irrational is hardly a new phenomenon, a Washington Post op-ed by dating coach Harris O’Malley provided the fodder for a thousand blog posts on the subject. As O’Malley writes, “It’s a form of gaslighting—telling women that their feelings are just wrong, that they don’t have the right to feel the way they do.”
According to Julie Holland, a psychiatrist who has had her own Manhattan practice for 20 years, this sort of minimizing attitude does serious damage. Not only does it hurt women’s self-esteem, but it leads to women being diagnosed and medicated for psychiatric disorders at higher rates than men.’
‘The United States has no genuine interest in accountability or reconciliation in Sri Lanka, but is seeking a strategic military base in Asia, says Tamara Manimekhalai Kunanayakam, onetime Sri Lanka’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Holy See.
In a wide ranging interview with Ceylon Today, Kunanayakam said, the US would demand more concessions using the resolution as a tool and charged the UN Human Rights Commissioner as a ‘US instrument’ serving Washington’s interests.
Kunanayakam also alleged the resolution was aimed at demonstrating Sri Lanka’s alleged failures and to portray Sri Lanka as a failed State. Humanitarian Intervention under “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) is invoked. Washington’s intent is to eventually create a US military hub in Sri Lanka.’
‘On February 11, 1985 the carcinogenic potential of glyphosate was first considered by an EPA panel, called the Toxicology Branch Ad Hoc Committee. The Committee, in a consensus review dated March 4, 1985, then classified glyphosate as a Class C Carcinogen. A Class C Carcinogen has ”Suggestive evidence of carcinogenic potential” according to the EPA.
This Class C classification was changed by the EPA six years later to a Class E category which suggests “evidence of non-carcinogenicity for humans”. Mysteriously this change in glyphosate’s classification occurred during the same period that Monsanto was developing its first Roundup-Ready (glyphosate-resistant) GM Crops.’
‘The Iraqi army, backed by Shia and Sunni volunteers, has raised the Iraqi national flag over the Grand Mosque of Tikrit after recapturing the mosque in the northern city.
The forces also retook the city’s medicine college on Monday as they continued to gain more grounds against the ISIL Takfiri militants.
According to the Iraqi military, nearly 40 militants with the extremist group were killed in separate operations in the strategic city.’
‘An American antiwar activist in Chicago says corporations, such as Halliburton Company, are running the United States and it is waging devastating wars to secure their global interests.
Joe Iosbaker, a leader of the United National Antiwar Committee, made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Monday.
He was commenting on a new report which says that more than 1.3 million people have been killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan as a result of the “war on terror” in over a decade, and the majority of these deaths were innocent civilians.’
‘Israeli forces have stormed several villages in the occupied West Bank, kidnapping at least 21 Palestinians.
Israeli sources confirmed that 11 Palestinians were arrested in the village of Abwein in Ramallah and six others in Salwan near al-Quds (Jerusalem). The other Palestinians were nabbed in other locations.
Israeli forces have been carrying out similar raids in the occupied territories on an almost daily basis. The raids have intensified since the deadly war on the Gaza Strip last year.’
‘At least 45 people have been killed and 65 others wounded in an airstrike by Saudi warplanes targeting a camp for displaced people in northwest Yemen, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) says.
“IOM is reporting 45 dead among internally displaced persons, 65 injured [and counting],” spokesman Joel Millman told AFP on Monday.
The humanitarian agency, Doctors Without Borders, also known as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), earlier said the airstrike killed at least 15 people.’