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PROTESTS/REVOLUTION

Mar 20 22:31

Cuba – Between a Rock and a Hard Place

On 17 December 2014, President Obama declared that 55 years of embargo didn’t work in bringing ‘freedom’ to Cuba. He proposed reestablishing diplomatic relations with the southern neighbor. An emotion of joy shook the world, especially Latin America. Raul Castro received wires and calls of congratulations. Cubans cheered “we won, we won!” – The US Congress right wing was not quite ready for this initiative and, indeed, there was no concrete mention of how and when the ‘blockade’ would be lifted.

Two days after Obama’s bold initiative, on 19 December 2015, he went to the Washington Press Club to tell a horde of puppet journalists, conservative politicians and onlookers that soft measures, like reestablishing diplomatic relations with Havana might be more successful in bringing the desired regime change to Cuba than more years of isolation. He couldn’t have been more direct and more honest about his intention. The Cuban Government and whoever else listened didn’t miss the point.

Mar 20 22:28

The Iron Law of Oligarchy Returns

The death of Danny Schechter, “the News Dissector,” at age 72 from cancer marks a sad moment for independent journalism. Schechter’s was a strong voice against the empty platitudes and blatant hypocrisies that have come to define modern American media and politics, as he explained in an article last year.

The word “Oligarchy” has finally come home. For years, it was a term only used in connection with those big bad and sleazy Mafioso-type businessmen in Russia. Russia had Oligarchs; we didn’t. That became a big difference between the official narrative of what separated our “land of the free and the home of the brave” from “them” in the post-Soviet period.

Mar 20 12:57

TIHK Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key

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Mar 20 11:44

VIDEO: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart On Netanyahu Win

Jon Stewart is warning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he might be facing a lawsuit... over stealing our election strategies.

Mar 20 07:49

Protest against Police Violence in France

Some 200 gathered to protest against police violence as the trial of two police officers charged in the 2005 case of the deaths of Bouna Traore, 15, and Zyed Benna, 17, got underway. Traore and Benna died after being electrocuted, and a third boy was severely burned. Police had chased the boys as they made their way home from a football match.

Mar 20 07:45

Police clash with anti-capitalist protesters in Frankfurt

Banks and supermarkets in Frankfurt announced that they would close early for the day, and the area around the ECB headquarters is only open to local residents and office employees.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Correction: The protesters are not anti-capitalist. They are anti-fascist.

Some definitions.

Capitalism: If you make money you keep it. If you lose money, you are solely responsible for that debt. Freedom means not only the freedom to succeed but the freedom to fail and the responsibility to accept either outcome.

Socialism: If you make money, it is taxed away form you to benefit society. If you lose money society is taxed to cover the losses you you can try again.

Fascism: If you make money you keep it. If you lose money society is taxed to cover the losses you you can try again.

"Austerity", along with QE, TARP, and Bail-ins, tells us which system we are living under!

Mar 20 06:35

Network America

What’s the Precinct Takeover?

Democratic and Republican Party leaders control virtually every county in the USA and are working against the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

We encourage Liberty fighters to get involved as Precinct Captains/Chairs in their county, in the party of their choice, or as independents. The precinct captains elect county party leaders who endorse the candidates. Change the party leaders, change the lawmakers, and restore the Constitution.

This is how we can take back the nation for Liberty, precinct by precinct, county by county, and state by state.

Mar 19 20:17

Kiev Shifts Goalposts as Merkel Skews Wide

Unfortunately, the prognosis is that if Merkel cannot see the glaring truth of the situation by now... then there is not much hope of the chancellor ever coming to a realistic political position on Ukraine...And, grimly, that means the outlook for further conflict is not good.

Kiev President Petro Poroshenko unveiled a new dimension of international sanctions against Russia this week, while being royally entertained by German leaders in Berlin. The oligarch-turned-politician now wants the Western allies of the Kiev regime to boycott the 2018 World Cup Finals to be held in Russia.

Mar 19 19:56

CrossTalk: Recognizing Palestine

Why have Western countries only now decided to vote to recognize the state of Palestine? What will be the outcome? Will a legitimate Palestinian state bring peace to the region? Is an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan a dead end?

CrossTalking with Amir Oren and Norman Finkelstein (author of the new book ‘Method and Madness: The Hidden Story of Israel’s Assaults on Gaza’).

Mar 19 19:49

Netanyahu’s Victory: Now What President Obama?

Netanyahu's outright rejection of a Palestinian state and his promise to go on building more and more illegal settlements leave Obama without any wriggle room.

“Love him (Netanyahu) or hate him, this is the face of Israel.” That’s how Uriel Heilman concluded an article for the JTA (Jewish Telegraph Agency) on Netanyahu’s election victory after noting that he had shown his true colours by declaring that there would be no Palestinian state while he is in charge. What President Obama now has to decide is whether or not he will allow Netanyahu to remain in charge of American policy for Israel-Palestine.

Mar 19 19:46

Netanyahu Unmasks Israel

With the facades gone, Americans must decide if they will embrace this apartheid system or not...

Desperate to win reelection, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stripped off Israel’s mask and exposed the ugliness that has deformed his country over the past several decades.He abandoned the subterfuge of a two-state solution, exposed the crass racism that underlies Israeli politics, and revealed Israel’s blatant control of the U.S. Congress.

For years, U.S. politicians have rejected allegations of Israeli racism and excused mistreatment of the Palestinians as a temporary necessity that would be fixed by a two-state solution. But Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has destroyed those arguments in his panic to keep his job, reports Robert Parry.

Mar 19 19:40

Obama and the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

One searches in vain for any detailed and highly competent writings or speeches on foreign policy, given by Obama, that go beyond idealistic platitudes, ever how souring the rhetoric.

Do not expect any significant progress engendered by the Obama administration for the rest of his term.

If there is to be any change in the configuration between the Palestinians and the Israelis, it will emanate from the International Court of Justice.

Mar 19 17:29

Netanyahu Unmasks Israel

For years, U.S. politicians have rejected allegations of Israeli racism and excused mistreatment of the Palestinians as a temporary necessity that would be fixed by a two-state solution. But Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has destroyed those arguments in his panic to keep his job, reports Robert Parry.

Mar 19 15:32

Is violent change inevitable in Ethiopia?

Graham Peebles argues that unity, organisation and peaceful resistance, not violent rebellion, is the way to get rid of Ethiopia’s repressive and discredited regime, which now emulates the military dictatorship it ousted.

Mar 19 14:11

CITIZEN JOURNALIST THROWN OUT OF CITY COUNCIL RECEIVES $200,000 SETTLEMENT

In a victory that should be celebrated by journalists and activists alike, Citizen Journalist Nydia Tisdale announced a settlement with the Mayor and the Chief of Police in Cumming, GA from her Federal lawsuit that was getting ready to go to trial in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. Tisdale had filed a complaint after she was was banned from filming Cumming City Council meeting on April 17, 2012.

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Mar 19 13:52

TEXAS LAWMAKER WANTS TO MAKE IT ILLEGAL TO FILM COPS FROM LESS THAN 25 FEET AWAY

Now that it's pretty much settled that the public has the right to record the police*, legislators are now moving to peel back this begrudgingly "granted" First Amendment protection.

Mar 19 09:54

NSA whistleblower: ‘We’re no longer a country with a government, we’re a government with a country’

Former high-level intelligence official warns of "totalitarian" slide into a "controlled society"

Mar 19 07:47

FISA Court Needs Reform to Protect Americans' Civil Liberties

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is no longer serving its constitutional function of providing a check on the executive branch’s ability to obtain Americans’ private communications, concludes a new report released today by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law.

Mar 19 07:43

German protester who wore 'University of Auschwitz, 1941' T-shirt faces prison

A woman in Germany could face up to five years in prison for inciting hatred after she was filmed at an anti-Islam rally wearing a T-shirt that compared the Auschwitz concentration camp to a university.
The woman, who has not been named under German privacy laws, was filmed at a demonstration last October wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words “University Auschwitz, est. 1941”.

Mar 19 07:10

Jackson Browne - Lives in the Balance

Mar 19 06:53

The limits and possibilities of dissent in an age of militarized policing

It's hard not to admire Lesley J. Wood. She is an associate professor of sociology at York University, an activist in the anti-poverty and global justice movements and a thoughtful writer.

For instance, instead of dismissing the sometimes brutal behaviours of enforcement officers during the G20 summit with an aggrieved insult or a rude gesture and letting it go at that, she put herself in their shoes, imagining herself "a police commander whose job and legitimacy depended on effectively maintaining the status quo."

Mar 19 06:51

Blockupy vs The European Central Bank-u-pie

The people understand the monetary system is broken and corrupt.

The “blockupy” protest against the opening of a new base for the European Central Bank (ECB) turned violent.

The mainstream media (MSM) reported police cars being set alight, stones thrown, dozens of people hurt, and 350 people being arrested as the anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt.

Mar 19 04:46

A Mexican Who Planned To Join Al Qaeda Was Convicted In California

Vidriales Santana was arrested in November 2012 in a small village located east of Los Angeles.
The Federal Court in Riverside, California, sentenced to ten years in prison for Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales, a Mexican immigrant of 24 years accused of joining a jihadist cell on American soil he planned to join the terrorist group Al Qaeda.

Santana Vidriales received a reduced after collaborating with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sentence after he was arrested in November 2012 in a small village located east of Los Angeles prior to travel along with two accomplices to Mexico, from continue its Odyssey to Afghanistan, where he would meet with the leader of the cell, Sohiel Omar Kabir to plan an attack.

http://whatisusa.info/a-mexican-who-planned-to-join-al-qaeda-was-convi...

Mar 19 04:05

Texas Senate Approves Concealed Carry Weapons In Universities

In Texas it is legal to walk down the street publicly exhibiting rifles, but is not warranted show handguns.
The Texas Senate approved on Wednesday preliminarily a bill allowing concealed carry weapons in public universities, a day after it was authorized public carrying of handguns in the state.

The bill was approved even though it has been criticized by police, students and officials from major universities in Texas.

http://whatisusa.info/texas-senate-approves-concealed-carry-weapons-in...

Mar 19 03:02

Study Reveals Violence And Lack Of Rights In Mexican Prisons

The vast majority of prisoners has not turned 30 years old and come from poor families.

Half of the prisoners in the prisons of the largest metropolitan area in Mexico say they were beaten at the time of his arrest to force them to change their statement.

http://whatisusa.info/study-reveals-violence-and-lack-of-rights-in-mex...

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Mar 18 18:44

U.S. opens up to Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, Syria, and Iran

Due to the fact that the appointment of Malley coincided with the crisis in relations between the U.S. and Israel, caused by the recent speech made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before the U.S. Congress behind Obama's back and without his approval, analysts have begun to talk about "changes in the U.S. role in the Middle East"

Mar 18 18:27

The brands and police are listening, and Twitter intends to help them

Soon you might find yourself shocked by how much companies and government agencies know about you, in close to real time. Unless you lock your Twitter account, everything you say on the microblogging website is by default public. The company already sells bulk access to our tweets; these direct data sales make up about $70m of Twitter's $1.3b income, with the rest coming from advertising. According to a report in The Guardian, Twitter plans to expand its data sales of what one executive calls the "firehose"—the enormous stream of tweets—pouring out of Twitter users worldwide.

Mar 18 13:05

Germany riot targets new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt

Dozens of people have been hurt and some 350 people arrested as anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt.

Mar 18 11:11

GERMANY RIOT TARGETS NEW ECB HEADQUARTERS IN FRANKFURT

In addition, two attackers have also been killed, Essid said, calling it a “cowardly terrorist operation” that targeted tourists. The tourists were attacked while they were getting off a bus to enter the museum, Essid said, noting this is the first attack there targeting tourists.

Mar 18 11:03

KERRY RENEWS ASSAULT ON SYRIA

The U.S. launched a renewed push for regime change in Syria. It started with an interview Secretary of State Kerry gave to CBS with a question on Syria. Kerry's answer was (intentionally?) misreported as the U.S. position softening and being ready to negotiate with the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But that was not a new position, nor was that the remarkable part of Kerry's answer.

Mar 18 09:07

Hey Obama — the chess match just started

I fear that the USSA's "Dear Leader" may be in way over his pay grade

Mar 18 08:39

Germany riot targets new ECB headquarters in Frankfurt

Dozens of people have been hurt and some 350 people arrested as anti-austerity demonstrators clashed with police in the German city of Frankfurt.

Police cars were set alight and stones were thrown in a protest against the opening of a new base for the European Central Bank (ECB).

Violence broke out close to the city's Alte Oper concert hall hours before the ECB building's official opening.

"Blockupy" activists are expected to attend a rally later on Wednesday.

Mar 18 08:14

Liveblog: Blockupy anti-ECB demo in Frankfurt

Frankfurt remains on alert after a morning of violence, burned cars and hundreds of arrests gave way to what is hoped to be an afternoon of peaceful protest. Organizers of the "Blockupy" demonstration against the new European Central Bank (ECB) building said they distanced themselves from the violence. Follow the latest updates here.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

More than likely those committing the violence are agents provocateurs to give the police an excuse to protect the most holy and sacrosanct bankers form those mean and evil people!

Mar 18 06:27

Marijuana convictions to be erased in Connecticut

“It’s a topic multiple states will have to be facing,” said Aaron Romano, Menditto’s attorney

Mar 18 06:00

It’s okay to NOT ‘fit in’ with society!

Do you feel like you sometimes don’t ‘fit in’ with society?

Mar 18 02:08

Protest At European Central Bank headquarters

Police say 10,000 expected at anti-austerity protest at European Central Bank headquarters

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Police in Frankfurt, Germany, have put up barricades and barbed wire around the headquarters of the European Central Bank as they brace for demonstrations against government austerity and capitalism.

The Blockupy alliance says activists plan to try to blockade the new headquarters of the ECB ahead of a ceremony Wednesday inaugurating the building, and to disrupt what they term capitalist business as usual.

Mar 18 01:47

Lufthansa pilot union’s strike affects some 750 flights

BERLIN — Hundreds of flights have been canceled in a strike by Lufthansa pilots at the German airline’s short- and medium-haul operations — the latest in a string of walkouts.

Around 80,000 passengers are affected by the strike Wednesday that grounded some 750 flights, most of them domestic or within Europe.

The Vereinigung Cockpit union announced that it would extend its strikes to long-distance flights on Thursday.

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Mar 17 14:32

TENS OF THOUSANDS Attend Anti-Netanyahu Rally in Tel Aviv, Israel

Not just thousands, but tens of thousands of Israelis gathered at a Tel Aviv square under the banner “Israel wants change” and calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be replaced.

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Mar 17 12:23

IMF BREAKS ITS OWN RULES WITH LOAN TO WAR-MONGERING UKRAINE

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed on a scheme of war financing for Ukraine. For the first time, according to Fund sources, the IMF is not only violating its loan repayment conditions, but also the purposes and safeguards of the IMF’s original charter. IMF lending is barred for a member state in civil war or at war with another member state, or for military purposes, according to Article I of the Fund’s 1944-45 Articles of Agreement. This provides “confidence to members by making the general resources of the Fund temporarily available to them under adequate safeguards, thus providing them with opportunity to correct maladjustments in their balance of payments without resorting to measures destructive of national or international prosperity.”

Mar 17 11:37

Commission Receives Complaints About Human Rights Situation In The US, Venezuela And Ecuador

Migrant agricultural workers in a field of California.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) held on Tuesday the second day of the 154 session and receive reports, among others, on the situation of the right to freedom of expression in Ecuador, forced migration and persecution of community advocates LGBTI in Central America, and the situation of economic, social and cultural rights in Venezuela.

Also receive reports on Chile, Peru, Paraguay and Haiti. The period ends on 20 March. On Monday, the Commission received complaints about the “serious impact” on human rights in the draft canal in Nicaragua, lack of guarantees during trials in military courts Guantanamo Bay (Cuba) and job discrimination against immigrant’s undocumented immigrants in the United States.

http://whatisusa.info/commission-receives-complaints-about-human-right...

Mar 17 11:24

Denounce Abuses In ICE Raids In South Florida

Denucia woman who suffered abuse by ICE agents who tried to arrest undocumented family.
A family of immigrants in Homestead, South Florida, denounced abuses by federal agents of the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE, for its acronym in English) for a national five-day raid resulted in the arrest of more than 2 thousand undocumented.

The government ensures that all detainees had criminal records and were placed in deportation proceedings.

http://whatisusa.info/denounce-abuses-in-ice-raids-in-south-florida/

Mar 17 09:29

Spring Rising: An antiwar intervention March 18-21, 2015

Mar 17 09:16

Reader photos from protests in Brazil

Mar 17 09:12

ITALY, SPAIN TO FOLLOW IF GREECE EXITS EUROZONE, SAYS GREEK DEFENSE MINISTER

Panos Kammenos, Greece’s defense minister, spoke to German newspaper “Bild” on Saturday, saying his country’s leaving the euro could precede an exit by Italy and Spain, followed by Germany in the future. “If Greece explodes, Spain and Italy will be next and then at some point, Germany. We therefore need to find a way within the eurozone, but this way cannot be that the Greeks keep on having to pay,” Kammenos told Bild.

Mar 17 09:04

Activists push Dunkin’ Donuts to drop controversial ingredient

With so many food providers/makers being pressured to make healthy product changes, it is becoming clear that 2015 is going to be the year for food reform

Mar 17 08:46

Bill to Pull Plug On NSA Introduced in Texas

Activist Post

Legislation would Turn Off Water and Electric to San Antonio Facility

A Texas legislator introduced a bill that would stop the independent Texas power grid from being used to power mass, warrantless surveillance by the NSA last week...

Mar 17 08:13

“To be or not to be” part of the establishment

The immortal words uttered by Prince Hamlet as he contemplates death and suicide, applies for an entire society

Mar 17 07:56

Mcdonald’s Employees Talk About Workplace Hazards

McDonald’s workers in 19 cities have filed complaints against the company suffered burns fat because jumping from the frying pans, lack of protective equipment for them and other risks of work, according to labor organizers.

Complaints are the latest step in a campaign for a wage increase to remunerate workers $ 15 per hour and allow unionization of employees in the branch of fast food, which is pressuring McDonald’s to go to the negotiating table.

http://whatisusa.info/mcdonalds-employees-talk-about-workplace-hazards/

Mar 17 07:28

“Avalanche of opposition to Bill C-51” says National Day of Action Co-Organizer Paul Finch

There was a groundswell of support for today’s National Day of Action Against Bill C-51. Seventy actions took place across the country, from Victoria to Halifax. In Vancouver, more than 2,500 concerned citizens gathered at the Vancouver Art Gallery to stand up for democracy.

Mar 17 04:39

For Angel Gonzalez Hispanics Are The Most Discriminated In US Prisons

Angel Gonzalez met with the Consul Carlos Martín Jiménez Macías.
Angel Gonzalez took him 20 years of his life to prove his innocence for a crime he did not commit. He waited for science was on his side.

During an interview for Time 21 program, González explained that from the beginning there were irregularities in his case because he did not have a translator.

http://whatisusa.info/for-angel-gonzalez-hispanics-are-the-most-discri...

Mar 17 00:41

King5 Follow Up on Safeguard/LPS Unlawful Foreclosure with Attorney Ha Dao on RCW 7.28.230(1).

Monday, March 16, 2015

KingCast and Mortgage Movies King5 Follow Up on Safeguard/LPS Unlawful Foreclosure with Attorney Ha Dao on RCW 7.28.230(1).

Life is good for Safeguard... because they are friends with the Bush family.
Just do your due diligence you'll find it.

Here is the King5 feature story from March 3, 2015

"It's a tricky business accessing property that the bank doesn't truly own, and Beal says the industry known as "property preservation" has plenty of faults. "The pressures are pretty intense," said Beal. A KING 5 Investigation shows that those pressures may be one reason behind numerous complaints filed with attorneys, housing assistance groups, and the Washington Attorney General's Office. Typically, a homeowner complains that they have not abandoned the home, yet but have been locked out or found their personal property is missing."

Says Attorney Dao:

Mar 16 23:40

Bibi and 47 Senators Strike Dark Discordant Note

Newly-elected Senator Cotton and neocon leader Bill Kristol are now doing the work of AIPAC, and their pro-Israel, anti-Iran funders are standing with a foreign leader on a foreign policy issue against their own president.

It could be Netanyahu again, even if he runs second in the final results. If the Herzog-Livni coalition is successful, they have already announced that they will rotate the office of Prime Minister.

Whatever the final outcome, AIPAC will be standing by, awaiting its marching orders.

Mar 16 17:33

Stunning photos of Brazil's massive anti-government protests

President Dilma Rousseff is facing huge protests by Brazilians calling for her impeachment. On Sunday, hundreds of thousands took to the streets across the country; in Sao Paulo alone, police said a million people marched, according to the BBC.

The rallies were in part a protest against a corruption scandal at the state-run oil company Petrobras that is shaping up to be one of the biggest in Brazil's history: police have identified $3.7 billion of suspicious payments. Dozens of Brazilian politicians are under investigation for taking illegal kickbacks from a slush fund. And although President Rousseff has not been implicated directly, many of the politicians under suspicion are members of her party or her coalition partners, and much of the alleged malfeasance took place while she was the minister for energy and chairwoman of Petrobras.

Mar 16 14:49

Palestinian protesters honor Tristan Anderson on 6th anniversary of his shooting

During last week’s Friday demonstration in Ni’lin the inhabitants of the village commemorated the anniversary of US activist Tristan Anderson’s shooting during a protest in the village six years ago. At the demonstration Israeli forces fired several hundred tear gas grenades and canisters, rubber-coated steel bullets, and two rounds of live ammunition at protesters.

Mar 16 12:54

Did Ferguson PD Just Arrest the Wrong Guy?

When two officers with the Ferguson Police Department were shot last week, it was safe to assume that they would eventually get their man, even if it wasn’t really “their man.” For the most part, whenever the life of an authority figure is attempted in such a public way (especially if that attempt was successful), the police will always find someone to arrest. They have to.

They must always maintain the illusion that they have everything under control and that nobody can get away with such a crime. Nothing indicates a lack of control, quite like having a police officer ambushed and shot, so somebody has to pay no matter what.

Mar 16 10:45

Anti Police State App 'Sidekik' Features Real-Time Legal Aid

Activist Post

Studies have shown that police are held almost completely unaccountable by the current systems of governmental oversight. Perhaps this is the reason why you are 9 times more likely to be killed by a law enforcement officer than a terrorist. Rather than wait for bloated bureaucracy or corrupt government to save the day, we as activists have to find our own solutions. Technology is one of these solutions. Each citizen needs to become a member of the media and record everything that they see during encounters with the police.

We previously reported on the launch of a smartphone app called Sidekik which required funding to make it as easy as possible for you not only to record the police and upload that recording offsite, but to put you in immediate contact with legal representation to help you navigate the encounter ... in real-time.

We are happy to report that activist efforts have funded Phase 1 of Sidekik. Developers are now prepared to enter Phase 2...

Mar 16 06:55

WATCH STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESWOMAN SQUIRM WHEN ASKED ABOUT U.S. POLICY AGAINST SUPPORTING COUPS

In case you weren’t aware, Venezuelan authorities recently accused the U.S. of attempts to overthrow its government. In a press conference, U.S. State Department spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, vehemently denied such claims and then went ahead and spouted talking points so ridiculous, only a complete ignoramus could believe them. She said:

As a matter of long-standing policy, the United States does not support political transitions by non-constitutional means.
Interesting, because it seems to me that the primary role of U.S. foreign policy throughout my lifetime has been specifically to initiate political transitions by non-constitutional means.

The line was simply too much to bear for some members of the press. One guy in particular, incredulously asked her to elaborate on her definition of “long-standing” in light of the historical reality that the U.S. government has been constantly involving itself in coups all over the world, particularly in Latin America.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US government encourages and funds coups and putsches, as it did in Ukraine; therefore, no US government spokesperson has any right to state, with a relatively straight face, that " As a matter of long-standing policy, the United States does not support political transitions by non-constitutional means." because she is lying through her teeth.

Ms. Psaki's statements are yet another unsettling demonstration of the reality that the words "truth" and "The US Government" can never, ever be used in the same sentence anymore.

Mar 16 06:33

Ferguson Attacker Police Said The Shots Were Directed At Another Person

Jeffrey Williams accepted 21 shot from a car but said he wanted was to hurt the police.
The authorities made ??an arrest in connection with the shooting of two policemen in Ferguson. This is a man of 20, who faces charges for injuring two policemen during a protest on Thursday night.

The prosecutor Robert McCulloch said in a press conference that the detainee is Jeffrey Williams, who was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, a charge for firing a gun from a vehicle and armed criminal action.

http://whatisusa.info/ferguson-attacker-police-said-the-shots-were-dir...

Mar 16 06:31

You're Selling Us War (But We're Not Buying) - Claire K. Rivero

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Mar 16 06:24

Thousands Crowd Brazil's Streets: Demand Military Intervention & Rousseff Resignation, Impeachment

It appears the 'people' are growing more and more dissatisfied with their corrupt and greedy leaders across the world. As we noted recently, Brazil's economy is imploding, consumer sentiment is at record lows, and with the Petrobras scandal providing a glimpse at just how deep the corruption might go, Brazilians are revolting. Hundreds of thousands are crowding the streets in several regional Brazilian capitals, dominated ironically by the middle and upper classes. Demands for "Dilma Out" and "Impeach Dilma" are also interspersed with calls for a quasi-coup and "military intervention."

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I am getting emails from Brazil saying the protests are nationwide and number in the millions.

Mar 16 06:08

"Cancel All Student Debt" - The Petitions Begin

With global moral hazard having long ago become institutionalized, and codified as "monetary policy", catering almost exclusively to the TBTF entities in the financial sector, we were surprised it took as long as it did for Obama to announce (as he did last week), that the administration is now studying "new bankruptcy options" for student loan borrowers: code word for an across the board student debt moratorium, or forgiveness.

Mar 16 04:47

Robert Durst, Star Of A Documentary On Unsolved Crimes, Was Arrested

Durst was released in 2003 after admitting he had dismembered a neighbor for ‘self-defense’.
Robert Durst, the heir to a fortune in real estate in New York and starred in a documentary on unsolved crimes, was arrested Saturday night in New Orleans as part of an investigation that takes place in Los Angeles.

The arrest comes as authorities interviewing new witnesses the murder of Susan Berman, who was a friend of Durst.

http://whatisusa.info/robert-durst-star-of-a-documentary-on-unsolved-c...

Mar 15 17:32

Thousands Crowd Brazil's Streets: Demand Military Intervention & Rousseff Resignation, Impeachment

It appears the 'people' are growing more and more dissatisfied with their corrupt and greedy leaders across the world. As we noted recently, Brazil's economy is imploding, consumer sentiment is at record lows, and with the Petrobras scandal providing a glimpse at just how deep the corruption might go, Brazilians are revolting. Hundreds of thousands are crowding the streets in several regional Brazilian capitals, dominated ironically by the middle and upper classes. Demands for "Dilma Out" and "Impeach Dilma" are also interspersed with calls for a quasi-coup and "military intervention."

Mar 15 08:12

In its Desperation, Scandal-Riddled Spanish Government Criminalizes Solidarity Among Citizens

On Tuesday, March 10, 19 Spanish citizens were rounded up in dawn raids by the Madrid police. They are accused of committing a crime against the Spanish state. That crime? Trying to prevent, through passive, non-violent resistance, the forced eviction of a local resident. If found guilty, the suspects could face crippling fines.

Welcome to Rajoy’s Spain, where helping out your neighbor in his or her hour of need is now an administrative crime.

A Not-So-Silent Tragedy

In most countries that have experienced foreclosure epidemics, the eviction of neighbors and local residents is usually a quiet, if not silent, tragedy. Often people don’t realize that their neighbors have gone until hours, days or even weeks have passed. Some may never even notice.

Mar 14 22:36

Reader Photos - Canadians protest against C-51

Mar 14 22:35

‘Freedom in jeopardy’: Nationwide protests in Canada as thousands denounce new anti-terror law

Thousands of demonstrators have united across Canada to take action against proposed anti-terrorism legislation known as Bill C-51, which would expand the powers of police and the nation’s spy agency, especially when it comes to detaining terror suspects.

Organizers of the 'Day of Action' said that “over 70 communities” across Canada were planning to participate on Saturday, according to StopC51.ca.

Mar 14 19:53

‘Freedom in jeopardy’: Nationwide protests in Canada as thousands denounce new anti-terror law

Thousands of demonstrators have united across Canada to take action against proposed anti-terrorism legislation known as Bill C-51, which would expand the powers of police and the nation’s spy agency, especially when it comes to detaining terror suspects.

Mar 14 11:47

Obama Administration considers independent journalists to be ‘enemies of the state,’ warn reporters

Attkisson's accusations before the Senate Judiciary Committee were akin to those made in her 2014 book Stonewalled, in which she detailed how the Obama Administration

Mar 14 09:36

'Ferguson protests: lack of justice at the very fabric of US society'

The lack of civil rights, the lack of equality, the ‘ghettoization’, the institutionalization of racism are fundamental and making what is called ‘America in the 21st century’, Eric Draitser, geopolitical analyst, told RT.

Mar 14 09:24

US trust in govt, media at record low - poll

Americans are less confident in the government than ever before and consider it a bigger problem than the economy and unemployment, according to a comprehensive social survey for 2014 and a just-released Gallup poll.

Only 10 percent of Americans consider the nation's job situation to be the top problem. Eleven percent are most worried about the economy, according to a Gallup poll published Thursday. Meanwhile, 18 percent say the government is the biggest problem the country is facing.

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Mar 14 08:28

One American's Rage Spills Over: Shut Your Mouth & Start Fighting These Political Parasites

I was shocked today by the absolute gaul of the Fed releasing a statement about Net Worth in America reaching record levels. Now I get that they are under extreme pressure to sell the story that everything is rainbows and butterflies. But surely they understand that working class Americans are going along with the story because they really don’t have any say in our nation’s policies anymore. That doesn’t mean they want it thrown in their faces that the Fed has spent 6 years now inflating the wealth of the top 10% so much that it actually lifts the total wealth of the nation’s citizens to record highs.

Mar 14 07:42

Thousands REVOLT In China Against Police Brutality. Cops Beat Woman In Street, Four Officers KILLED By Crowd

With all of the police brutality throughout the United States – especially in the past year – many have wondered if (or when) there might be a breaking point. Yesterday police officers in Ferguson, Missouri were shot by a sniper on a hilltop near the Ferguson Police Department. While denounced by nearly everyone, some – like hip hop musician Method Man of the Wu Tang Clan, described this as a sort of “chickens coming home to roost” situation. In his words, however, he said the police had “reaped what they sowed.”

Mar 14 07:34

Authorities Are Still Several Clues To The Perpetrators Of Police In Ferguson

The police chief of St. Louis County, Jon Belmar, gave a press conference.
The investigation into who shot two policemen during a protest in Ferguson remains an open question, given the large number of testimonies and various tracks on aggression.

This Friday, the police chief of St. Louis County, Jon Belmar, revealed that despite dozens of stories that have received so far there have been no direct witnesses of the shooting.

“There have been several tracks since then, I cannot say at this point that an arrest is imminent, no one is in custody,” said Belmar.

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Mar 14 07:00

Omar Gonzalez, The Intruder White House Pleads Guilty

In A Minute: veteran who entered the White House with a knife pleads guilty.

Omar Gonzalez, an attacker who last September 19 jumped the fence of the White House, armed with a knife and made it to the door of the executive residence, pleaded guilty Friday to charges against him.

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Mar 14 06:55

Report Says UK Citizens Must Give Up Right To Privacy Because 'Terrorism', Reveals Huge Secret Government Databases

As Techdirt has noted previously, the UK body nominally responsible for overseeing the intelligence services, the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC), does little more than rubber-stamp what has taken place. The new ISC report "Privacy and Security: A modern and transparent legal framework" (pdf) is more of the same.

Mar 13 11:34

A Hispanic Who Was Reportedly Killed By Armed Police In California

The Spaniard named Benito Osorio 39 was killed after clash with police in California.
What authorities say they have begun after an argument over a woman, resulted in the death of a gunman allegedly by police in Santa Ana.

A video taken by witnesses to the incident on Wednesday, shows the moment when officers shot dead man, identified as Benito Osorio, 39, between Main and Pine streets.

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Mar 13 10:38

There’s Only One Way to Stop a Murderous Government

I’m sure by now, most of you have heard of the infamous Milgram experiment that was conducted in the early 60’s. I’ll save you the details since, if you’re like me, you’ve probably read about it a dozen times or more already. It’s one of most popular experiments to cite, because it says so much about the nature of evil, and the darkest potential of the human spirit; and anyone who understands the dangers posed by government power, could probably describe the experiment from memory.

In short, Milgram provided an answer to the most tragic question in human history. How do so many good people wind up doing horrific things to their fellow-man? How is it that when the Nazis had to answer for their crimes, all they could say for themselves was “I was just following orders.”

Mar 13 07:35

White House petition on ‘47 GOP traitors’ draws 260,000 signatures

A petition to the White House demanding treason charges against 47 Republican senators who attempted to sabotage US President Barack Obama's efforts to reach a nuclear accord with Iran has garnered more than 260,000 signatures.

The petition, on whitehouse.gov, was filed on Monday and had 263,312 signatures as of early Friday morning, well above the threshold of 100,000, which requires the White House to respond.

In an unprecedented move on Monday, a group of Republican senators ignored protocol and sent a letter to Iran, warning that whatever agreement reached with Obama would be a “mere executive agreement” that could be revoked “with the stroke of a pen and future Congresses could modify the terms of the agreement at any time.”

Mar 13 06:58

I was “part of a terror organization,” says Israeli pilot turned activist

In July 2002, Salah Shehadeh, head of the armed branch of Hamas in Gaza, was bombed in the middle of the night with an F-16 dropping a one-ton bomb on his house where he was sleeping with his children and his wife. The bomb killed fifteen people, most of them children, and about 150 were injured. If I needed some answer for my questions and doubts, that was clear: this is a terror attack. And I’m part of a terror organization.

Mar 13 06:56

How Iran and the US intersect in “Syraq”

The self-described “Don’t Do Stupid Stuff” Obama administration, with its rambling foreign policy, is driving the real Masters of the Universe who control the current world system absolutely crazy.

A cliffhanger debate will take place this Wednesday at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Picture Secretary of State John Kerry, new Pentagon supremo Ashton Carter, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey all testifying in the same room.

The meat of the matter: the House of Cards, sorry, US Congress mulling over what’s the real deal behind the Obama administration’s proposal to use “military force” in Syria, and whether to impose a no-fly zone to protect Syrian “rebels”.

Mar 13 06:51

VENEZUELA LIQUIDATING GOLD TO COUNTER U.S. SANCTIONS

It was only a matter of time before Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro took steps to offset the decision that the U.S. government made against his country. On March 9th, President Obama issued an executive order declaring Venezuela a national threat after seven of the country’s officials were involved in a diplomatic dispute with the U.S.

Mar 13 04:19

NATO’s Shadow of Nazi Operation Barbarossa

Russia can perceive, rightly, the continuum of aggression.

NATO’s Operation Atlantic Resolve paced ahead this week with the latest arrival of more US military forces in the Baltic region.

Under the guise of defending eastern Europe from «Russian aggression», more than 100 Abrams tanks and Bradley armoured personnel carriers rolled into Latvia. Last month, a similar motorised display of military support was deployed in Estonia – in the town of Narva – with American flags flown by the US Army’s Second Calvary Regiment just 300 metres from the Russian border.

Mar 12 18:36

AIPAC Busting up Peace Efforts

NOW SHOWING IN AMERICA...ISRAELI SNIPER...THE MOST LETHAL MANIAC IN U.S. HISTORY!

The bottom line is that AIPAC, which is a de facto agent for a foreign government, has influence on US policy out of all proportion to the number of Americans it represents. When a small group like this has disproportionate power, it hurts everyone—from Palestinians and Iranians to Israelis and American Jews.

Mar 12 17:06

HE CIA AND AMERICA’S PRESIDENTS

The CIA now is so firmly entrenched and so immensely well financed – much of it off the books, including everything from secret budget items to peddling drugs and weapons – that it is all but impossible for a president to oppose it the way Kennedy did

Mar 12 14:11

We should all support boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel

Last week my husband and I went to a meeting of the student union at UBC to display the Independent Jewish Voices - Vancouver banner in support of the impending vote calling on the university to endorse boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel. As we were entering the student union building, I spotted a sign on the lawn that said "It's about hate, vote no to the BDS referendum."

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Mar 12 09:19

Armed Patriots Stand Against Feds!!!

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