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May 20, 2018

May 20 07:51

POTENTIAL SPY DEVICES WHICH TRACK CELLPHONES, INTERCEPT CALLS FOUND ALL OVER D.C., MD., VA.

Basically if you’re walking or driving around any of the interesting bits of Washington DC metro your cell phone is probably being tracked, by someone, at least some of the time.

May 20 07:48

Bombshell: Doxxed FBI Trump spy also spied on Carter Admin while a campaign aide for Regan

Doxxed FBI Trump spy Stefan A. Halper also spied on the Jimmy Carter Administration while he was working as a Ronald Reagan Campaign aide, according to an archived 1983 report out of the New York Times.

May 20 07:48

SCIENTISTS REVISE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF NOVICHOK AFTER IT FAILS TO PRODUCE THE LETHAL EFFECTS THEY EXPECTED

SCIENTISTS REVISE THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF NOVICHOK AFTER IT FAILS TO PRODUCE THE LETHAL EFFECTS THEY EXPECTED
In the aftermath of the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury on 4th March, scientists are currently re-evaluating their understanding of A-234 — or Novichok as it is more commonly known. Prior to the poisoning, it had been thought that the substance was around 5-8 times more toxic than VX nerve agent, and therefore that just a tiny drop would be likely to kill a person within minutes or possibly even seconds of them coming into contact with it. In the unlikely event of a person surviving, it was believed that their central nervous system would be completely destroyed, and that they would suffer numerous chronic health issues, including cirrhosis, toxic hepatitis, and epilepsy before dying a premature and miserable death, probably within a year or so.

May 20 07:33

"ALARMING": FACEBOOK TEAMS UP WITH THINK-TANK FUNDED BY SAUDI ARABIA AND MILITARY CONTRACTORS TO "PROTECT" DEMOCRACY

In a new project Facebook insists is a completely objective and nonpartisan effort to root out what it deems "disinformation," the social media giant announced on Thursday that it is partnering with the Atlantic Council—a prominent Washington-based think-tank funded by Saudi Arabia, major oil companies, defense contractors, and Charles Koch—to prevent its platform from "being abused during elections."

May 20 07:25

BUSTED: “DON’T LIKE COPS? YOU MUST BE A CRIMINAL.”

The public perception that criminals and cops are necessarily opposed is an inaccurate portrayal of the complex social dynamics between individuals and the police state.

May 20 06:54

Where is Bin Salman?

May 20 06:51

Essential history to understand the present: Obvious and Orwellian-illegal Wars of Aggression on Gaza by Israel

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

This is my 2015 paper for ~2,000 people at a Claremont Colleges international conference to explain and document Israel’s lie-filled and Orwellian-illegal War of Aggression and War Crimes on Gaza. I will not invest my professional attention on current Israel crimes requiring .01% arrests of “leaders” responsible because ongoing military attacks on the world’s largest concentration camp are variations of the same psychopathic song of lies, suffering, and death.
Obviously unlawful Israel wars on Gaza

May 20 06:43

PALESTINIAN LEADER MAHMOUD ABBAS HOSPITALISED – OFFICIALS

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalised in the West Bank due to complications after minor surgery last week, a Palestinian official said on Sunday. It was the third time Abbas, 82, had been hospitalised in a week. He underwent minor ear surgery on Tuesday and was hospitalised again briefly overnight on Saturday/Sunday, the official Palestinian news agency Wafa said.



May 20 06:31

Big Rates Shock Looks Imminent...

May 20 06:03

Credit Card Delinquencies Soar…

May 20 05:56

Roger Stone says Trump may not run in 2020

Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone pledged to have someone lined up to challenge Vice President Mike Pence should he run for president in 2020.

May 20 05:55

Soldiers placed upwind from simulated nuclear blast in latest drill

MUSCATATUCK URBAN TRAINING CENTER, Ind. — Smoking buildings lay ruined. Debris and clothing are scattered across the landscape. Vehicles, some tipped topsy-turvy, are strewn along roads and paths. Human cries for help can be heard, calling out for someone to save them.



May 20 05:43

Cop almost shoots man for filming

May 20 05:35

Stop Kicking Sand In Kim's Face

It’s got to be either one of the stupidest acts that I can recall or a very wicked plan by Washington neocons to sabotage Korean peace talks.

How else to describe the decision by Big Brother USA and junior sidekick South Korea to stage major air force exercises on North Korea’s border. The prickly North Koreans had a fit, of course, as always when the US flexes its muscles on their borders. Continuing South and North Korean peace talks scheduled this week were cancelled by the furious North Koreans. The much ballyhooed Singapore summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is now threatened with cancellation or delay.

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May 20 05:26

In Trump's America People Who Express Outrage Over TSA Groping Can Now Be Put on a Watchlist



Lockerdome
May 20 05:25

ICKE: Who Built The Matrix?

May 20 05:23

Who’s to Blame If the US-North Korea Summit Isn’t Held?

There is plenty of blame to go around if the Trump-Kim summit never happens. But one thing is clear: the barrage of criticism leveled exclusively at the North Koreans is unwarranted, and reminiscent of Cold War propaganda.

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May 20 05:12

There Is A Cost To Trump. We Are Seeing It Now In Gaza

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Trump is different from his predecessors. He makes no effort to understand the Palestinians’ current proposals for peace, let alone the history of the conflict. Choosing to move the US embassy to Jerusalem on the very day Israelis marked their state’s anniversary while Palestinians mourned their Nakba (“catastrophe”) showed insensitivity at best. At worst it was a deliberate provocation, denying to the Palestinians all pretence of US even-handedness. But then, of course, Trump has form. He has shown that blend of ignorance and arrogance which is the hallmark of many would-be aspirants to the highest office in the United States, and which some who get elected never overcome.



May 20 04:29

“One of the Most Severely Traumatized Individuals I Have Ever Seen”

U.S. Navy Reserve Doctor on Gina Haspel Torture Victim: “One of the Most Severely Traumatized Individuals I Have Ever Seen”

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May 20 04:17

Priest accused of assaulting altar boy at least 100 times

JEFFERSON — A retired priest is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting an altar boy when he served at a Fort Atkinson church beginning in 2006.

May 20 04:09

US Embassy Move Tears Last Fig Leaf Off Of Long-Standing US-Israeli Designs For Palestine

The Embassy move made by “a strong America” was also a “recognition of the truth” of a longstanding Israeli policy, now fully endorsed and legitimized by U.S. unilateralism, of taking over and colonizing East Jerusalem, which began immediately following its seizure by Israel in 1967

It is our right to transfer the Arabs … The Arabs should go!”
– Yosef Weitz, leading Zionist figure, director of the Land and Afforestation Department of the Jewish National Fund (JNF), 1940

"The Arabs will have to go, but one needs an opportune moment for making it happen, such as a war.”
– David Ben-Gurion, 1937

The main thing is, first and foremost, to hit them hard. Not just one hit… but many painful [hits], so that the price will be unbearable. … To bring them to a state of panic that everything is collapsing … fear that everything will collapse … The world will say nothing. The world will say that we are defending ourselves.”
– Current Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, 2001

GAZA — (Analysis) While Israel claims “security” and “defense of its border” to justify the recent mass murder in Gaza, the historical record of Israel’s founding fathers and government planners paints a different picture entirely. Aware that an “injustice was unavoidable” for their state to be established, the early Zionist settlers adopted a position of pure hegemony towards the Palestinians — which continues to this day. They had to be “shown the power of Israel” through the “use of force” until they were “compelled to concede” and “submit” to Israeli rule.

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(*It Shall Be Chronicalalized , and prayed upon , under "The Hand Of God" by 4018-AD )

May 20 00:40

S. Arabia Starts New Wave of Arrests over Ties with Israel

In mid-November last year, a Lebanese paper published a secret document that showed that the Saudis were willing to normalize relations with Israel as part of a US-led Israeli-Palestinian peace effort and unite Saudi-allied countries against Iran.

The document, published by al-Akhbar daily, was a letter from the Saudi foreign minister to bin Salman, explaining why it was in the kingdom’s interest to normalize relations with Israel. The letter said a rapprochement between Saudi Arabia and Israel has risks for the kingdom due to the strength of the Palestinian cause among Muslims.

The Saudis' willingness to boost ties with Israel has offended several Arab countries, including Jordan.

May 20 00:35

Nobody is talking about this - 'Hilina Slump" - Could cause Mega-Tsunami if it goes!

May 12, 2018: A major geological event is still ongoing in Hawaii as the South Flank of the Kilauea Volcano has moved 2ft towards the sea! GPS confirmed as lava and quakes continue. Be safe...

May 19, 2018

May 19 22:48

VOLCANIC POLLUTION

Excuse the global warming crap!

Volcanic activity, is an example of a non-anthropogenic source of international pollutions. Volcanic eruptions release large quantities of greenhouse gases and other aerosols into the atmosphere, these gases form massive clouds which accumulate in the atmosphere; this process is referred to as outgassing or offgassing In addition to magma particulates, known as ash or pyroclastic flow, volcanic eruptions release water vapor(H20), carbon dioxide(CO2), sulphur dioxide(SO2), hydrogen sulfide(H2S), carbon monoxide(CO), hydrogen chloride(HCl), and hydrogen fluoride(HF) into the atmosphere.

Figure 3 – Volcanic gas composition (USGS, 2010)
Volcano
Tectonic Style
Temperature Kilauea Summit
Hot Spot
1170°C

May 19 17:41

Diary of a Palestinian girl: The raids

What's it like living with the constant fear of raids? Here's the second episode of our new series following Janna, an 11-year-old journalist living in Nabi Saleh, a small village in the West Bank.

May 19 16:36

TURKISH PRESIDENT VISITS UK TO REMIND EVERYONE HE STILL WANTS TO PUNISH CRITICAL SPEECH

I'm not sure why any nation with at least a passing respect for civil liberties would continue treating Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a world leader worth discussing ideas with. Erdogan rolled into the United States with his entourage of thugs and thought he could have critics beaten and unfriendly journalists tossed from press conferences. He continually petitions other countriesto punish their own citizens for insulting him.

May 19 15:18

#KilaueaVolcano LATEST Video -- USGS update

@MilekaLincoln
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#LeilaniEstatesEruptionWe’re #LIVE from the lower East Rift Zone at 12p,

but here’s : Fountaining is occurring at Fissure 17, and Fissures 16-20 have merged into a continuous line



May 19 15:13

#KilaueaVolcano LATEST: Unbelievable new aerial footage

aerial footage shows where last night’s fast-moving p?hoehoe flow crossed Poho?iki Road southeast of Hinalo Street through #LanipunaGardens

May 19 13:11

Check Out This RIDICULOUS WaPo Spin On FBI Spying...

The media officially has no shame...

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May 19 12:45

Moqtada al-Sadr's alliance wins Iraq's parliamentary elections

Iraq's electoral commission has announced the Sa'iroun (Marchers) political bloc, cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's alliance with communists, as the winner of the country's parliamentary elections.

Sadr's alliance, which contested in Iraq's elections for the first time, captured 54 parliamentary seats, the commission said on Saturday.

Sadr's movement forms the backbone of the Sa'iroun alliance, but the senior Shia cleric himself, who enjoys a strong support, did not contest the elections.

The Conquest Alliance, led by former transport minister and secretary general of Badr Organisation Hadi al-Ameri, came in second with 47 seats and the Victory Alliance, headed by incumbent Prime Minister Haider al- Abadi, took the third place with 42 seats.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

This is going to be one of the worst outcomes the US government could have possibly imagined, coming from these elections.

Al Sadr was the guy, if you remember the US's first withdrawal from Iraq, under the SOFA agreement, who threatened that if one American soldier stayed one second past the official time they were supposed to leave, that they were "fair game" for his "Mahdi Army", a Shiite Street militia which was highly effective, particularly in poorer Iraqi neighborhoods.

A pretty corruption-proof,anti-American, no-nonsense guy who wanted to see Iraq rise above the ashes of American war and occupation, Al-Sadr is not going to be very happy about whatever current US troops are in the country, and at first, will politely ask President Trump to remove them (I believe we still have several hundred left here).

If those troops do not get withdrawn quietly (something I am reasonably certain that both Sec Def Mattis nor CIA Director Pompeo do not want to see happen), this could get explosive, and relatively quickly.

Please remember that Al Sadr is still very much in touch with the major commanders of the Mahdi Army, and it wouldn't take much effort to "get the band back together", if you know what I mean.



Owl 3
May 19 12:39

I Left My Filth In San Francisco

NBC investigators rated the city “one of the filthiest slums on earth.” After surveying 153 blocks in the downtown area, “including some of the city’s top tourist destinations,” they discovered “a dangerous concoction of drug needles, garbage, and feces lining the streets of downtown San Francisco.”

Every single block surveyed by the NBC crew had trash littered about. 41 of those 153 blocks had drug syringes and 96 blocks were contaminated with human excrement.

One has to wonder why a city the size of San Francisco, with such a rich history and vital tourist trade, doesn’t pick up after itself?

The problem, as revealed by the San Francisco Chronicle and many other sources, is homeless people. It seems they just won’t use the public toilets or garbage cans provided by the city.

May 19 12:38

JUDGE NAPOLITANO | Whistleblower Says The NSA Hacked DNC Emails… Not Russia

A very interesting reminder from Judge Nap...

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May 19 12:37

Letter from Iran: Mr. Trump, you have been served

In a letter addressed to President Donald Trump, with copies to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the UN Security Council, four top former officials at the highest level of the US government have given him legal notice about his duty to advise the US Congress, the ICC and the UNSC, among others, about Israel’s actions coinciding with the “70th anniversary of the expulsion of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes.”

The letter is signed, among others, by former CIA operations officer Phil Giraldi; former Pentagon official Michael Maloof; former US Army officer and State Department coordinator for counterterrorism contractor Scott Bennett; and former diplomat and author of Visas For al-Qaeda: CIA Handouts That Rocked The World, Michael Springmann.



Taboola
May 19 12:35

Yale being probed by DOE, accused of 'toxic environment against men'

The Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is investigating Yale University after a male student from another school filed a Title IX complaint in February, accusing the Ivy League institution of a “toxic environment against men.”

Kursat Chistoff Pekgoz, an English literature doctoral student at the University of Southern California who has no affiliation to Yale, filed the complaint after he singled out the Ivy League for its overall culture of anti-male discrimination by providing benefits exclusively for women, despite declining male enrollment. This is not the first time Yale has been accused of discriminating against men using Obama-era Title IX policies that have been pulled back under the Trump administration. But this complaint, unlike the others, is unrelated to sexual misconduct on campus.

May 19 12:34

Europe & Iran now have the perfect excuse to drop the US dollar – Max Keiser

The re-imposition of US sanctions on Iran and Washington’s threat to punish European companies for doing business there provides a good opportunity for ditching the dollar, according to RT’s Keiser Report host, Max Keiser.

“The US uses the dollar as a weapon to promote US dollar hegemony and the US Empire. The world now sees clearly that the US dollar is a Central Bank enabled Ponzi scheme backed by the extraordinarily violent Pentagon whose multi-trillion dollar budget can only be justified via wars of convenience, torture, and election meddling around the world,” Keiser wrote.

May 19 12:33

US approves $45mn sale of 3,200 bombs & bunker busters to Bahrain

The US has cleared the sale of 3,200 bombs valued at about $45 million, including powerful bunker busters, to Bahrain. The Persian Gulf monarchy is hosting the US 5th Fleet and has been involved in the Saudi-led bombing of Yemen.

The order would consist of 1,500 Mark-82 general purpose bombs; 600 Mark-83 bombs; 600 Mark-84 bombs; and 500 BLU-109 “bunker busters,” bombs armed with special warheads designed to penetrate hardened targets, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency announced on Friday.

The ordnance is intended for Bahrain’s US-made F-16 combat jets, and would come directly from US government stocks. Bahrain “will use these munitions as a deterrent to regional threats, strengthen its homeland defense, and execute counter-terrorism operations,” the agency said, as well as “operate with US-led and US-supported coalition operations.”

May 19 12:33

Protests continue for third day in southern Iran city as Pompeo tweets support for demonstrators

As protests continued for a third day in the southern Iranian city of Kazerun, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted his support for the protesters in that country.

Pompeo, who is due to give his first major policy speech on Iran next Monday, tweeted, “We support the Iranian people who are demonstrating against an oppressive government. 3 deaths & Internet interruption show the regime’s true nature."

Following Pompeo’s tweet, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio followed suit.

May 19 12:32

Ex-UK spy Christopher Steele ordered to appear for video deposition in London

In a procedural ruling Friday before the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, former British spy Christopher Steele was ordered to appear for a videotaped deposition in London on June 18 for ongoing civil litigation brought against Buzzfeed by a Russian technology executive, Aleksej Gubarev.

A last-ditch effort by Buzzfeed's legal team was denied today in their efforts to expand and question Steele about "the dossier as a whole" instead of a more limited area of questioning in the ongoing civil litigation in the UK.

In the 15-page ruling obtained and reviewed by Fox News, Mr. Justice Jay wrote that the Buzzfeed appeal "should be dismissed on all grounds."

May 19 12:30

"It's Over" - Biggest 'Russiagate' Cheerleaders Start Covering Their Tracks

As months turn into nearly two years and no solid evidence emerges to nail Russia for nabbing Election 2016, some big Russiagate cheerleaders are starting to cover their tracks.

The best evidence that Russia-gate is sinking beneath the waves is the way those pushing the pseudo-scandal are now busily covering their tracks.

The Guardian complains that “as the inquiry has expanded and dominated the news agenda over the last year, the real issues of people’s lives are in danger of being drowned out by obsessive cable television coverage of the Russia investigation” – as if The Guardian’s own coverage hasn’t been every bit as obsessive as anything CNN has come up with.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Meuller HAS NO PUBLIC CONFIDENCE, PERIOD, END OF DISCUSSION.

This has become one of the most horrifically, and corruptedly, politicized moments in the history of the FBI, and President Trump should sack the lot of them.

May 19 12:22

IDF Snipers Ordered to Shoot Palestinian Children, Israeli General Confirms

Lets be clear as to implications.

When they ” shoot at children, they are doing so deliberately, under clear and specific orders.”

What this means is that the Netanyahu government ordered the killing of children. The guidelines adopted by the IDF were approved at the highest levels of the Israeli government.

We are dealing with crimes against humanity and the self-proclaimed “international community” applauds. Western leaders, not to mention the media, are complicit: the consensus is that “Israel has the right to defend itself” …. by killing children.

Through omission, the Western media does not mention the words “Gaza Massacre”. You won’t see it. The Palestinians are described as “terrorists”. The lie become the truth!

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When you mame and kill children, you mame and kill the future of that society of which those children were a part; this is one of the many-faceted elements of Israel's "Final Solution" to the "Palestinian Problem".

May 19 12:19

Secret FBI source for Russia investigation met with three Trump advisers during campaign

In mid-July 2016, a retired American professor approached an adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign at a symposium about the White House race held at a British university.

The professor took the opportunity to strike up a conversation with Carter Page, whom Trump had named a few months earlier as a foreign policy adviser.

But the professor was more than an academic interested in American politics — he was a longtime U.S. intelligence source. And, at some point in 2016, he began working as a secret informant for the FBI as it investigated Russia’s interference in the campaign, according to people familiar with his activities.

May 19 12:18

All of Mugshots.com’s alleged co-owners arrested on extortion charges

Here Are the Mugshots of the Guys Who Allegedly Run Mugshots.com (And Why They Were Booked)

May 19 12:16

The new target of Israeli police: Palestinian flags

There have been increasing reports of a police crackdown on flying the Palestinian flag in public even though there is nothing illegal about displaying the flag.

During the dedication ceremony for the new American embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, about 200 left-wing and Israeli Arab demonstrators on a nearby street protested the transfer of the embassy. Other than a neighborhood resident who tried to spray them with water from her balcony, the demonstration, which was led by Arab Knesset members and members of the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee, was proceeding uneventfully. There were no confrontations with nearby right-wing counterdemonstrators or with the police who surrounded them and separated them from their ideological opponents.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

In a somewhat ironic twist, with regard to justice for Palestinians, Israel's IDF has become the 21st century's equivalent to German Storm Troopers in World War II.

May 19 12:10

New fissures open, lava becomes more fluid in Leilani Estates

May 19 12:10

Putin Vows to Stand Up to US Govt’s Attempts to Block German Pipeline

EU nations, particularly Germany, were already interested in getting closer to Russia in their joint efforts to save the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran. Another issue driving them together is the planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline, connecting Russian natural gas supplies to Germany.

Europe in general, and Germany in particular, need that Russian natural gas. The US opposes the pipeline, however, for deliberately circumventing Ukrainian territory. Russian President Vladimir Putin, visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said that Russia will stand up to US attempts to block the project.

He’s not alone. German Economic Minister Peter Altmaier represented US opposition to the pipeline as “America first” policy attempting to secure US exports. He warned Europe would defend its own interests in the matter, even if they conflict with America’s.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

What happens when all of Europe is using cryptocurrencies to circumvent US santions, in order to be able to access Russian and Iranian oil?!?

Because, were I a betting person, that is what I would bet this is where Europe will be going, and very, very soon.

US government's "thuggocracy" tactics will not work here, unless President Trump is willing to wage physical war on all countries refusing to honor US sanctions against Russia and Iran.

I would very politely like to suggest to him that perhaps, such a world war is not an answer to his personal frustrations at getting snubbed by Europe over Russian and Iranian sanctions,which have no logical reasons to exist in the first place.

May 19 12:09

BEX ALERT - Bill Maher and Bari Weiss Cruelly Blame Palestinians for Gaza Massacre

During the embassy opening, a taunting event all but designed to inflame tensions, Israeli forces brutally massacred at least 58 Palestinians protesting along the Gaza border—including women and children. Many were killed by sniper fire hundreds of yards away. Weiss, however, saw no connection between the protests and the embassy launch.

“Bill, I love you, but the riots were not caused by the embassy move,” said Weiss. “They’re not linked. When Hamas attacked Israel in 2008, when Hamas attacked Israel in 2012, when it attacked Israel in 2014, the embassy was in Tel Aviv all of those times… They intentionally moved up the day so that it would coincide with the day of the embassy move so that we would all be disgusted and heartbroken when we saw this horrible split-screen of Ivanka Trump, looking like she was at a country club, next to poor, desperate people dying in Gaza.”

“I agree with you,” Maher replied. “They planned that. Absolutely.”

May 19 12:08

Gaza: Watch George Galloway's incredible interview with Laura Loomer

May 19 12:01

On Gaza: The end will continue

During the 1st intifada I wrote that the Israeli occupation was over. Some thought this an optimistic assessment, as if life for Palestinians and Israelis would now move beyond occupation. That wasn’t what I was thinking, just the opposite. I thought the Rubicon had been crossed and either Israel would negotiate a two-state solution or place its foot on the accelerator and take as much of Palestine as it could.

Neither happened exactly as I thought. Yet I was hardly wrong either and the question of questions remains thirty years after my initial understanding: When an occupation becomes permanent is it still an occupation?

May 19 12:01

Hundreds gather in Boston to protest Gaza killings and 70 years of ethnic cleansing in Palestine

More than 300 Palestinians and their allies gathered on Tuesday, May 15 in Boston to mark the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, the catastrophic Israeli ethnic cleansing of Palestine, and to protest Israel’s massacre of Gazans participating in the Great March of Return. A fierce storm did little to dampen the fervor of the crowd, who were forced to move from the streets of downtown Boston to the welcoming sanctuary of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul at the height of the lightning and thunder.

The event, entitled “Remembering and Resisting: 70 Years of Ongoing Ethnic Cleansing in Palestine,” was organized by the Boston Palestinian Community, the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine, Boston-wide Students for Justice in Palestine, Grassroots International, Jewish Voice for Peace-Boston, Massachusetts Peace Action, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, and United for Justice with Peace; more than two dozen other Boston area organizations endorsed the event.

May 19 12:00

Protesting is not enough

The seemingly unending injustice of occupation and a siege that has been described as “incremental genocide,” punctuated by episodes of hypermilitarized violence, is what Palestinians mean by “Al Nakba is ongoing today.” Our catastrophe is not a historical moment that happened in 1948, and can be relegated to the past. Palestinians today are not only commemorating a wrong committed last century, we are protesting the fact that there has been no justice since, only an increase in our dispossession.

And as I sat feverishly consuming reports on my computer, I got a group text from a friend, saying “peel yourselves away from your screens, today we take to the streets.”

May 19 11:59

Israel Won’t Cooperate With UN Probe on Gaza Killings

Israeli officials announced Friday that they will completely refuse all cooperation with the new UN probe into the Nakba Day killings of 61 Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border. The protesters were killed by Israeli troops.

UN Human Rights Council
A UN Security Council resolution failed to agree on the probe, when it was vetoed by the United States. The UN Human Rights Council, where no veto power exists, held a special session agreeing to send international investigators into the probe.

It was the deadliest single day in the Gaza Strip since the 2014 Israeli invasion. The incident lead to substantial international outcry. Israeli officials argued that the number of deaths were themselves of no consequence, likening it to killing Nazis.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Netanyahu now has a full-blown PR crisis of immesurable proportions.

So he is now characterizing reporters covering these protests, and little infants slaughtered in their monthers' arms, "Nazis" ?!?!?

Sorry, Mr. Prime Minister; you jumped the shark with this characterization, and will firmly impress upon the world, that the only way to deal with this genocide, is with a brisk embracing of BDS.

Economics is a language Israelis thoroughly understand, and if this the only peaceful, logical way in which to attempt to prevent further slaughter of the Palestinian people, so be it!!

May 19 11:59

Israeli Soldiers Injure Many Protesters In Kufur Qaddoum

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly procession in Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West bank city of Qalqilia.

Morad Eshteiwi, the coordinator of the Popular Committee against the Annexation Wall and Colonies in Kufur Qaddoum said dozens of soldiers invaded the town and resorted to the excessive use of force against the protesters.

He added that the soldiers fired dozens of rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, causing many mild injuries, before the wounded received treatment by local medics.

May 19 11:59

Army Attacks The Weekly Nonviolent Protest In Ni’lin

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly nonviolent procession against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, in Ni’lin village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Local and international peace activists marched from the center of the village, heading towards the Annexation Wall, separating the villagers from their lands and orchards.

They chanted against the Israeli occupation of Palestinians, the illegal colonies and the ongoing violations and military escalation against the Palestinian people.

May 19 11:58

56 Palestinians reported injured during demonstrations in Gaza on first Friday of Ramadan

Today, as of 20:00, Israeli forces injured 56 Palestinians in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH), during demonstrations near the perimeter fence as part of the “Great March of Return.”

Although 15 May, the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians refer to as the 1948 “Nakba”, was initially intended to be the culmination of the protests, the demonstrations are now expected to continue at least until 5 June, which commemorates the “Naksa”, when Israel captured the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 1967.

Some 3,000-5,000 people participated today in protests at the five tent camps located some 600 metres from the perimeter fence, the lowest number since the protests began on 30 March.

May 19 11:58

Finally! College smacks down Feminist professor's plan to inflate grades of females in STEM courses.

STEM prof offers to boost female students' grades
ONE OR TWO LEVELS

May 19 11:58

French revolt against Macron’s support for Israel

Israel’s massacre of dozens of Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip last Monday is sharpening the divide between the French public and the country’s staunchly pro-Israel leaders.

Even before the latest massacre, one of France’s international giants, film director Jean-Luc Godard, had joined dozens of cultural figures saying they would refuse to take part in French government “cultural” activities designed to promote Israel.

Since Monday, people have demonstrated in solidarity with Palestinians all over the country, including thousands in the streets of Paris.

May 19 11:57

“50 Hamas members” claim does not justify Gaza massacre

Israel has generated global outrage by picking off demonstrators – holding flags, slingshots, stones and incendiary kites, using burning tires, mounds of sand and improvised gas masks as defenses against heavily fortified soldiers armed with US-made Remington M24 sniper rifles – during weeks of protest in Gaza.

Now Israel is trying to spin away the damage by claiming that many of those killed were members of Hamas, and therefore deserved to die.

But as international law experts and international officials have stressed, the political affiliation of those killed on Monday is irrelevant when it comes to the legality of Israel’s actions.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

That's like liberals saying it's okay to kill conservatives.

May 19 11:56

Bill would spend Palestinian taxes on Israeli families

An Israeli bill would divert some of the revenue that Israel is obligated to hand over to the Palestinian Authority, to stay in Israel. This revenue is earmarked for social welfare payments to families of Palestinians captured, injured, or killed by Israel. Israel claims this practice promotes terrorism.

May 19 11:55

“Freedom Flotilla” sets sail from Sweden to the Gaza Strip

The 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla, filled with humanitarian aid and activists from all over the world, is on its way from Sweden in what is expected to be a 75-day trip to Gaza. Previous attempts of this type have been stopped for the last 7 years, once with the loss of 10 activists’ lives at the hands of Israeli commandos.

May 19 11:55

Lets stop with the Auschwitz lies

This is a factual list of facilities available to prisoners at the alleged Nazi death camp of Auschwitz in Poland.

Most of these facilities can still be seen in the camp today, including the cinema, swimming pool, hospital, library and post office. (and brothel building right at the main gate)

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May 19 11:51

Japan tells WTO it’s ready to retaliate against U.S. steel tariffs

Japan told the World Trade Organization on Friday it was ready to take retaliatory measures against U.S. tariffs on its steel and aluminium, reversing its earlier conciliatory stance toward its close ally.

Japan informed the WTO it had the right to impose tariffs on U.S. goods worth ¥50 billion ($451 million) — equivalent to the impact of the U.S. tariffs newly imposed on Japanese metal products, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

But the ministry stopped short of saying Tokyo might take action, saying: “We plan to decide appropriately, considering the impact on Japanese companies as well as related U.S. measures.”

May 19 11:51

River Power: Hydroelectric Dam Bursts in Colombia

A dam in Colombia has failed due to faults in the construction of the hydroelectric power plant, resulting in roads being flooded. The incident was captured on video.

According to the local media, tens of thousands of people had to be evacuated after the Cauca River broke through the infiltration tunnel in Colombia. Two bridges, two schools and a hospital were destroyed and about 600 people lost their homes. The video captured by one of the workers shows people running away from the powerful burst of water that made its way through the tunnel.

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