Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Google on comparison shopping service; opens separate formal investigation on Android Brussels, 15 April 2015 The European Commission has sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging the company has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services in the European Economic Area (EEA) […]Read more "Boycott Evil Google"
MH17 Crash Investigation The Dutch law allows exemptions to government documents linked to the MH17 crash in eastern Ukraine, when it is required by security or for privacy reasons, the deputy head of press briefings and policy presentations at the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice told Sputnik on Friday. MOSCOW (Sputnik), Anastasia Levchenko — On […]Read more "Concealing Parts of Data on MH17 Crash Lawful – Dutch Ministry of Security"
The armed coup in Kiev is painfully similar to CIA operations to oust unwanted foreign leaders in Iran, Chile and Venezuela, said US filmmaker Oliver Stone after interviewing Ukraine’s ousted president for a documentary. Stone spent four hours in Moscow talking to Viktor Yanukovich, who was deposed from power during the February 2014 coup, the […]Read more "‘CIA fingerprints’ all over Kiev massacre – Oliver Stone"
Written by Alex Newman Still reeling from the economic catastrophe that struck in 2008, Iceland and its Parliament are debating a plan that would dramatically restructure the tiny nation’s monetary system by stripping commercial banks of the legal ability to create currency out of thin air — and handing that power exclusively to politicians and […]Read more "Iceland Considers Stripping Power to Create Currency From Banks"
Nafeez Ahmed Friday 27 March 2015 The brutal ‘Islamic State’ is a symptom of a deepening crisis of civilisation premised on fossil fuel addiction, which is undermining Western hegemony and unravelling state power across the Muslim world Debate about the origins of the Islamic State (IS) has largely oscillated between two extreme perspectives. One blames the […]Read more "Islamic State is the cancer of modern capitalism"
US President Barack Obama says recognition of Israel cannot be a part of the nuclear agreement with Iran. Obama said in a Monday interview with NPR that requiring Tehran to recognize Israel is a “fundamental misjudgment”. The Israeli regime has outspokenly voiced opposition since talks began between Tehran and the P5+1 –the US, Britain, Russia, […]Read more "Israel recognition not part of Iran deal: Obama"
The Palestinian ambassador to the UN has voiced the Palestinians’ willingness to see the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution for ending the Israeli regime’s occupation and establishing a Palestinian state. Riyad Mansour on Monday expressed hope to see the 15-member council’s “political will” over the adoption and implementation of a resolution. He added […]Read more "Palestinians seek UN timetable to end Israeli occupation"
By Binoy Kampmark Global Research, April 07, 2015 They certainly sought to please in those initial dark days when a position at the NATO table was at stake. This was something of a new world order – the attacks after September 11, 2001 did certainly allow Washington to make that spurious case. The stakes were high, […]Read more "Re-opening the Investigation: CIA Black Sites, “Rendition” and Washington’s Allies"
We seem to have finally arrived at some sort of moment of truth regarding Greece and their inclusion in the EU. The speculation is they will be out of money by April 9th, this Thursday, unable to make a less than 500 million euro payment. Please keep in mind they have already been raiding the country’s pension plans […]Read more "Greeced Lightning! Will Greece Default? Will Athens Cut a Financial Deal with Moscow and Beijing?"
By Josep Maria Antentas and Richard Fidler Global Research, April 04, 2015 The Socialist Project The rise of Podemos (“We Can”) in the Spanish state – and of its counterpart Podem in Catalonia – has presented a new challenge to both the Catalan independence movement and to the traditional left in that subordinated national component of the Spanish state. Pablo […]Read more "Podemos and the Catalan Independence Process in Spain"
by John Wight, April 03, 2015 The historic framework agreement over Iran’s nuclear program, reached after extensive talks in Lausanne, marks a triumph of sanity amid the insanity responsible for chaos and carnage across the Middle East. This insanity is most clearly represented by Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, whose tireless efforts to drag the US into […]Read more "Iran is stability to counterbalance Israeli ocean of chaos"
“In the author’s opinion, Ponerology reveals itself to be a new branch of science born out of historical need and the most recent accomplishments of medicine and psychology. In light of objective naturalistic language, it studies the causal components and processes of the genesis of evil, regardless of the latter’s social scope. We may attempt […]Read more "Political Ponerology: A science on the nature of evil adjusted for political purposes"
By Nafeez Ahmed Friday 3 April 2015 Yemen is the latest casualty of a neoconservative strategy commissioned by the US Army to ‘capitalise on Sunni-Shia conflict’ in the Middle East – the goal is nothing short of ‘Western dominance’ Yemen is on the brink of “total collapse” according to the UN high commissioner for human rights. Saudi […]Read more "The Pentagon plan to ‘divide and rule’ the Muslim world"
by Leonid Ivashov While the U.S. empire is teetering on the brink of collapse, General Leonid Ivashov turns his attention to the BRICS and brings into focus their potential for ushering in an alternative world order beyond the range of the dollar dictatorship and, ultimately, the predominance of so-called western values. The BRICS countries leaders […]Read more "BRICS and the Mission of Reconfiguring the World"
by Thierry Meyssan Revisiting a theme that he has already investigated, Thierry Meyssan demontrates that, over and above State strategies, the people of the Arab world are now dividing into two camps which are defined neither by class struggles, Resistance to Zionism, or even religious conflict. The confrontation which is presently being generalised, with the […]Read more "The Arab Civil War"
Securing US Control over Socotra Island and the Gulf of Aden By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, April 04, 2015 This article was first published by GR more than five years ago sheds light on America’s unspoken military agenda: the control over strategic waterways (GR Ed. M. Ch) “Whoever attains maritime supremacy in the Indian Ocean […]Read more "Yemen and The Militarization of Strategic Waterways"
By Anthony Bellchambers Global Research, April 03, 2015 As Binyamin Netanyahu tries to impose his will upon the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council: the U.S., UK, Russia, China, France plus Germany – will no one rid us of the opinions of this meddlesome, Middle East maverick with his undeclared nuclear arsenal? Just over […]Read more "The EU Commission should impose Sanctions on Israel until it Dismantles Settlements and Ratifies the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty"
Excerpted from “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex” In mid-December 2009, engineers at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, began to suspect that hackers in China had obtained access to private Gmail accounts, including those used by Chinese human rights activists opposed to the government in Beijing. Like a lot of large, well-known Internet companies, […]Read more "Google’s secret NSA alliance: The terrifying deals between Silicon Valley and the security state"
After 18 months of negotiating, Iran has come to a preliminary agreement with China, Russia, France, UK, US and Germany (P5+1) on Tehran’s nuclear program. But what is Iran giving up to seal the deal and how can it benefit in the long run? Uranium enrichment – Iran has agreed to only enrich uranium to […]Read more "What you should know about Iran nuclear deal"
by Tyler Durden On Thursday morning, we took an in-depth look at what the progression of events is likely to be in the event a cash-strapped, negotiation-weary Greece finally, for lack of will or for lack of options, fails to scrape together enough cash to pay its creditors. As BofAML notes, a missed IMF payment […]Read more "Greece Said To Prepare “Grexit”, Drachma, Bank Nationalization Plans"
By Eric Zuesse On Wednesday, April 1st, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved a measure to bring fracking (the patents for which are owned mainly by “large American companies, including Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Schlumberger”) into Germany. This is a prelude not only to U.S. PresidentObama’s secret Trans-Atlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) pact with Europe to […]Read more "Germany’s Merkel Comes Out As Basically A U.S. Agent"
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has warned about the alarming impact of the ongoing Saudi attacks on the civilian population in Yemen. “The impact on the civilian population, in particular on children, of the ongoing fighting between different militias, bombardments and disruption of essential services is reaching alarming proportions,” Mogherini and the EU humanitarian […]Read more "EU warns of Saudi attacks’ alarming impact on civilians"
Ali al-Ahmed, executive director of the Institute for Gulf Affairs, a human rights advocacy think tank, explains why the U.S.-supported, Saudi-led attack on Yemen is a blatant act of illegal aggression. Al-Ahmed is interviewed by Stanley Heller on Heller’s Struggle Video News, a project of the Middle East Crisis Committee. As a journalist, al-Ahmed discovered […]Read more "Saudi Scholar: ‘Yemen Has Not Shot a Single Bullet at the Saudi Government’"
In conversation with The Nation’s John Nichols at the Tucson Festival of Books in Arizona in March, Noam Chomsky discusses income inequality, media, democracy and activism, among many other topics. One of the highlights of the clip comes when the renowned linguist paraphrases George Orwell’s virtually unread introduction to “Animal Farm” to explain how listening […]Read more "Noam Chomsky: In ‘Free’ Countries, Unpopular Ideas Can Be Suppressed Without the Use of Force"
By Paul Craig Roberts March 30, 2015 “ICH” – Foundations and corporations do not support truth-tellers. American foundations underwrite war and US imperialism. Foundations support subversion of countries that are not Washington’s puppet states. Your website has no foundation support, no corporate support; it only has your support. I have been around for a long […]Read more "A Middle East Holocaust"