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May 24 22:03

Barghouthi: the EU is not biased, it is only sick of Israel‘s behaviour

Secretary General of The Palestinian National Initiative, Al-Mubadara, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti told the Palestine News Network that the EU was not biased towards either side, but rather that it was, "sick of Israel's behavior," which has become untenable, particularly following recent Israeli elections and the success of what many say is the most extremist and racist government in the Israeli history, that openly opposes Palestinian statehood, and jeopardises the possibility for lasting peace in the region.

May 24 14:20

European Commission Proposes Relocation of 40,000 Refugees From Italy and Greece

The mass arrival of migrants and asylum seekers in Italy and Greece has caused the need for a coordinated plan in order to cope with the influx. Last year, a total of 600,000 people requested asylum in the European Union. The European Commission has yet to provide an exact number for the proposed relocation. “The 40,000 figure could have been set to guarantee acceptance after some EU states, notably France, had initially baulked at the idea of opening their doors to migrants.”

May 24 14:10

Amid Russia tensions, US nuclear bombers to conduct military drills in Sweden

The Pentagon is planning to send nuclear bombers to Sweden for a military exercise next month amid growing tensions with Russia over the Ukraine crisis.

Sweden is supposed to be neutral, at least nominally. This move shows that Sweden is not a neutral country any more than any country that is a NATO-member could claim to be.

May 24 10:23

The Destabilization of Macedonia? Greater Albania and the Process of "Kosovization"

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.

May 24 10:15

European Union’s “migrant mission”: War plans in a humanitarian cloak

The flood of desperate refugees seeking to escape carnage and war in North Africa and the Middle East continues to swell. On Wednesday alone, more than 900 migrants were rescued from three overcrowded boats en route from North Africa to Europe.

May 24 05:59

Greece 'ready to do economic deal', but won't be humiliated: Tsipras

Greece is ready to accept a “viable and long-lasting” deal with lenders but not on “humiliating terms”, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told his ruling Syriza party.

May 24 04:57

Getting Russia Wrong - All The Way To War

American politicians in particular and European politicians in general are some of the most ignorant fools when the issue comes to anything outside their own borders. When it comes to Russia, it is an engima wrapped in a mystery...but only because, dear readers, no one has every bothered to try to understand Russians and the Russian world view.

May 23 21:33

Ole Dammegard - Making Critical Thinking Illegal: Questioning the Holocaust

Ole Dammegård is an author, international speaker, investigator, former journalist, artist and creator of the website Light On Conspiracies.He returns to Red Ice Radio for a special extended segment to speak about his research and thoughts on an extremely controversial subject, the Jewish holocaust. Ole has spent at least 25 years investigating a multitude of conspiracies, and this area of history involves such an incredibly sinister agenda that it is now illegal in some European countries to question the official story or even attempt to investigate the facts. We discuss the sad fact that in the west, where we have a strong tradition of philosophizing and discussion, this story involves so much horror, misery and bloodshed that most will not even dare entertain the notion of a massive cover-up at play.

May 23 14:12

Wrong email reveals UK's EU exit project

The Bank of England says it is studying the financial risks of the UK leaving the EU after it "inadvertently" sent details of its work to the Guardian newspaper.

May 23 11:00

Jeb Bush, James Baker, and the Pro-Israel Mega-Donors

What is the issue, that gets little attention in the mainstream, is that the presidential candidates find it necessary to pay obeisance to ultra-powerful individuals who represent the interests of Israel, not the United States.

What exists now is a “passionate attachment” to a foreign country on steroids that undercuts American security.

For while the mainstream media is analyzing in microscopic detail Jeb’s stumbling over his Iraq war response, it naturally ignores that third rail in contemporary American politics, the power of the Israel lobby.

May 23 08:02

Moldova: Israeli Oligarch stole $1 billion

I am glad to learn that 3.5 million Moldovans have been taken to cleaners by an Israeli-born young Jewish billionaire Ilan Shor, 28.

On Monday, a Moldovan court rejected the appeal by Ilan Shor against his earlier sentence of house arrest. Last year, he was accused of stealing nearly $1 billion, or 12 percent of Moldova’s GDP. His house arrest began only last week.

Pity, had he ripped Americans of $1 billion, he would be enjoying a beautiful ‘retirement’ in sunny Tel Aviv, home to 280 Jewish brothels.

May 22 13:26

Azerbaijan had objections to Riga summit text in part concerning Nagorno Karabakh — source

Baku had certain objections to the text of the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga in the paragraph on the situation in the mostly Armenian populated Azerbaijani enclave of Nagorno Karabakh, a diplomatic source told Tass on Friday.
"Armenia and Belarus had objections on Crimea," the source said. "Azerbaijan had another reason: the country’s representatives would want to see more attention paid to the Nagorno Karabakh conflict," he added.
The Eastern Partnership summit in Riga has once again lost an opportunity to make a step towards bridging a gap on the continent, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
The ministry said it had kept a close eye on the Riga summit. "Its results will be thoroughly analyzed from the point of view of fulfilling the European Commission’s pledged that this partnership is not aimed against Russia’s interests," the ministry said, adding that first conclusions had already been drawn. http://tass.ru/en/world/796348

May 22 13:25

The Next Ukraine

While the world’s attention is focused on the Middle East, as usual, where ISIS – the creation of Washington’s Saudi and Gulf allies – is the focus of the latest alleged “terrorist threat,” a potentially more dangerous crisis is being ramped up by our professional regime-changers in the volatile Balkans.

The Russian-Turkish plan to pipe Russian oil through Turkey and then on to Macedonia and thence into southern Europe has long been opposed by the West, which is seeking to block the Russians at every turn. Now the Western powers have found an effective way to stop it: by overthrowing the pro-Russian government of Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.

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Looking at how "wonderfully" thinks have gone with regime change in Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, and Libya, one might imagine that these epic fails might give these busy little bees just a moment of pause; but apparently, absolutely not.

It appears that one of the most critical criteria for working for the US government are absolute, pathological inabilities to either learn from one's mistakes, or think a scenario all the way through.

May 22 10:37

War of the Idiot

Today, many European politicians and mainstream journalists cry crocodile tears about Syria´s ancient city of Palmyra coming under terrorist control. They express their concerns that the armed militants of the "Islamic State" will destroy Palmyra, which harbors the ruins of a great city that was once one of the world's key cultural hubs. It wouldn´t be the first time that the "Islamic State" destroys cultural heritage.

But those emotions are deeply hypocritical, because many of those who are now so concerned are, in reality, the ideological spin doctors of the "Islamic State" and other terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. With their support for the so-called "Syrian Revolution," they fueled these movements.

May 22 09:29

Israel’s Descent into Barbarism — Norman Finkelstein

“Israeli troops go on a rampage in the West Bank, kill Palestinians, demolish Palestinian homes”

Paul Jay of the Real news Network interviews Norman Finkelstein about his new book: Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assaults on Gaza.

May 22 08:29

Hope – versus Neoliberalism – an Ode to Solidarity

The new apparent Hope – is it what my friend Finian Cunningham says – the first ‘eye blinking’ by Washington facing Russia?

We are so thirsty for hope, hope for another, more just, more equitable world, we see hope in the first ‘blinking of an eye’. Hope is good. Hope is the basis for action. And action must be the consequence of hope – hope that not all is lost. Action to break that impasse of neoliberal all-engulfing greed must be simple. We have become strangers to ourselves. We must return to our roots, recognizing where and why we failed to diagnose the beast. Our awakened, re-kindled sense of consciousness may lead us to what we have lost – our inherent sense of solidarity.

Let’s hope together for that to happen – to happen soon, for the suffering is too great to endure much longer. We, the 99.99 % have it in our power to stop this misery and save our planet.

May 21 13:35

Greek health workers, journalists, pensioners strike against austerity

Thousands of doctors, nurses and ambulance staff from Greece’s state-run hospitals and health centres began a 24-hour strike Wednesday.

The Federation of Public Hospital Employees (POEDIN) called the strike to protest the gutting of health care since the onset of mass austerity in 2010. Among the demands of the workers are the employment of more staff and the payment of unpaid wages. POEDIN said Greece’s national health service was “out of control due to underfunding and understaffing.”

May 21 09:53

Russian Foreigin Minister Lavrov: Bulgaria and Albania want to divide up Macedonia among themselves

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.

May 21 09:44

What In The World Is Happening In Macedonia?

By Brandon Turbeville

In May 2015, protests began erupting in Skopje, Macedonia against the Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and his government. The protests, led by Zoran Zaev, were allegedly in response to the massive spying and surveillance of Macedonian officials and other individuals as well as an alleged cover-up of a killing of a young man by police in 2011. The protests were largely focused on the issue of government corruption, with tens of thousands of people in the streets of Skopje, demanding the Prime Minister’s resignation as well as that of other members of his government.

A major protest occurred on May 5 and several other anti-government protests have taken place since then. While some protests have remained peaceful, there has been widespread violence from other demonstrations. On the May 5 protest alone, violent clashes took place between protesters and police with injuries taking place on both sides...

May 20 19:04

George Soros, NATO, US Color Revolution Machine Behind Unrest in Macedonia

By Brandon Turbeville

With tensions heating up between the United States and Russia over a number of issues - Ukraine, BRICS, sanctions, and NATO encirclement to name a few - the West continues its move in toward Russia's borders. The latest target in the Anglo-American destabilization campaign has now come forward - Macedonia.

In the attempt to destroy the elected government of Macedonia, George Soros, NATO, and the Western Color Revolution apparatus have all come together to ensure that the will of the Macedonian people is denied as is the will of populations in all Western-style democracies.

As informed observers might well suspect, any color revolution taking place in Eastern Europe will involve the heavy hand of George Soros...

May 20 14:55

Leaked memo shows Soros NGOs payed Macedonian students $1,500 to come up with regime change ideas

While shocking to have these types of memos out in the open, it also should come as no surprise to anyone to see George Soros NGOs up to no good, and doing the bidding of their CIA backers.

May 20 14:45

Materialism, market fundamentalism and the global suicide epidemic

Graham Peebles argues that the materialistic values which promote individual success, greed and selfishness, and the market fundamentalism which so ardently promotes these values, lie behind the worldwide epidemic of suicide.

May 20 14:03

Russia fears Macedonian crisis may grow into serious conflict

The internal political crisis in Macedonia may grow into a serious conflict, said Andrei Kelin, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).

May 20 11:54

Greece edges towards collapse as troika demands new austerity plan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to meet Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Thursday, during a meeting of European Union leaders in the Latvian capital of Riga.

In the run-up to the meeting, European Commission (EC) Jean-Claude Juncker denied offering Greece a deal of around €5 billion in loans in exchange for a package of structural reforms.

May 20 09:16

Deception, Thy Middle Name is Divert

The New York Times’ Jerusalem bureau slavishly responds to unfolding Israeli stories as though the computers there are set on robotic control to: “Divert, Divert”.

Pope Francis has presented President Abbas with “a bronze medal that represents an angel of peace”, canonized two Palestinian nuns, and recognized Palestine as a state.

That is the big news out of the Vatican.

Not so for the NYTimes. After its initial report on canonization and recognition, the Times turns quickly to the “importance ” of the difference between “may you be” and “you are an angel of peace”...

May 20 09:11

Time for FIFA to show Israel the red card

The truth must be told from the outset: I hope Israel is suspended from FIFA.

A soccer ban doesn’t kill anyone. A boycott spills no blood. It is a legitimate weapon to establish justice and apply international law. Israel supported and supports boycotts, and encourages them: against Hamas, against Gaza, and, of course, against Iran. It even joined the boycott against South Africa, albeit in spite of itself. Now its turn has come.

May 20 09:07

Song for Yemen

A short video and song by Finian Cunningham - Inspiration by Bente Petersen, dedicated to the children of Yemen.

Song for Yemen (Lyrics)

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When they’re killing children every day
And the whole world looks away

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When kings and presidents say they’re right
To bomb the poor day and night

And the whole damn world just stays quiet
And the whole damn world bows to might is right

What’s it coming to?
What’s it coming to?
When they’re killing children every day
And the whole world looks away

And the whole world looks away
And the whole world looks away

May 20 09:02

Judas of Baltic States betray their own peoples and national interests

The leaders of the Baltic states literally writhe in hysterics when they talk about the "Russian threat." They intimidate the population of their countries, special forces of the Baltic States hold drills to learn to neutralize "little green men", while NATO troops march across the territories of the Baltic States. Obviously, the leaders of the Baltic countries are Judas of their own people; they work to execute a political order from overseas. There are a lot of such traitors in Europe.
Estonian President Toomas Ilves wants war with Russia NOW

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May 20 07:05

European Central Bank to speed up debt purchases

The European Central Bank (ECB) will accelerate asset purchases under its €1.1 trillion quantitative easing program, in a clear sign of growing nervousness in financial circles over the turbulence that has hit global bond markets over the past month.

May 19 14:49

Europe beware! Emmanuel Goldstein is coming to get you!

Isis militants are being 'smuggled to Europe in migrant boats', says Libyan government adviser.

May 19 13:51

UK most unequal country in EU

A new report says that the UK is the most unequal country in the EU.

The report by the Dublin Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions also said the EU’s agency for life at work, found that the UK had the worst Gini coefficient of any EU member state.

May 19 12:00

Are They About To Confiscate Money From Bank Accounts In Greece Just Like They Did In Cyprus?

Do you remember what happened when Cyprus decided to defy the EU? In the end, the entire banking system of the nation collapsed and money was confiscated from private bank accounts. Well, the nation of Greece is now approaching a similar endgame. At this point, the Greek government has not received any money from the EU or the IMF since August 2014.

May 19 11:25

Losing the American Republic

Decades of letting neocons dictate a hawkish foreign policy have put the American Republic in profound danger, just as presidents from George Washington to Dwight Eisenhower predicted, warnings that Americans must finally take to heart...

We may lament our poverty of leadership, but there are ways to make it function. “Princes,” since long before Machiavelli have always used advisers; some even listened to them. Surely the capable people among us — like the “wise men” who whispered in the ears of those earlier leaders — can guide today’s leaders toward more viable policies and away from the chaos that engulfs us.

May 19 09:04

EU to get rid of cash – new economic totalitarian regime

Brussels is going to bring about new steps in order to cope with the debts of European bank reserves. It decided not to undertake any further reforms to tackle the existing economic problems but rather to get rid of all cash.
To maintain the euro, they must maintain the banks. But the bank reserves consist of debts of all member states. As government becomes insolvent as in Greece, the banking system is undermined. The only way to prevent the banking collapse is to prevent people from withdrawing cash. Hence, we see this trend surfacing all the mainstream press to get the people ready for what is coming after 2015. We can even evidence this approach in major parts of Germany.
There will be no ability to buy or sell anything without government approval. That is where we are going and this may be the major event that erupts after 2015.

May 19 08:45

Over 200,000 Greeks Apply For Humanitarian Crisis Relief

The Humanitarian Crisis Relief program was one of the top priorities of the SYRIZA-Independent Greeks coalition government and it was pushed forwards despite the Troika-Institutions objections. After the EU leaders Summit end of March, EU Commission President Jean Claude Juncker had announced to release 2 billion euro to tackle the Greek humanitarian crisis. While it is not clear if Juncker sent the money or not, As KeepTalkingGreece reports, 212,897 Greeks have so far submitted requests to be part of the Humanitarian Crisis Relief Program.

The majority of the needy seek help with food, while a percentage seeks financial aid to pay rent and an even smaller percentage needs free electricity.

May 19 07:17

Dr Kevin MacDonald: Evolutionary & Genetic Basis for Pathological Altruism

Kevin MacDonald received his Ph.D. in Biobehavioral Sciences and is a retired Professor of Psychology. MacDonald is the author of several books, academic articles and reviews on evolutionary psychology and child development. His research has focused on developing evolutionary perspectives on culture, developmental psychology and personality theory, the origins and maintenance of monogamous marriage in Western Europe, and ethnic group evolutionary strategies. He is the founder of The Occidental Observer, an online publication. In the first hour, Kevin outlines his recent work, which explores theories of a genetic basis for altruism and the lack of ethnic awareness or kinship oriented nepotism.

May 19 07:02

Are They About To Confiscate Money From Bank Accounts In Greece Just Like They Did In Cyprus?

Do you remember what happened when Cyprus decided to defy the EU? In the end, the entire banking system of the nation collapsed and money was confiscated from private bank accounts. Well, the nation of Greece is now approaching a similar endgame. At this point, the Greek government has not received any money from the EU or the IMF since August 2014.

May 18 21:42

Yatsenyuk Wants Ukrainian to Be an Official EU Language

However, Ukraine is not an EU member.

May 18 14:05

Israel needs to reshape its relations with Sweden

Israel’s new government must take a firm stand in its relations with Sweden following Sweden’s acknowledgment of Palestine – otherwise it risks losing Europe

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