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Wednesday, 15 August


SERAP sues NYSC over failure to publish Kemi Adeosuns exemption certificate Newtelegraph

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sued the Director-General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier-General Sule Kazaure and the NYSC over failure to publish specific documents and information on Minister of Finance Mrs Kemi Adeosuns application for NYSC exemption, and seeking to compel them to explain if Adeosun obtained any Exemption Certificate from the []

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Inflation rate drops to 11.14% July- NBS Newtelegraph

For the eighteenth consecutive time in a row, the Consumer price index, (CPI) which measures inflation crashed to 11.14 % in July from June figure of 11.23%, National Bureau of Statistics ( NBS) announced Wednesday. The latest fall represents 0.09 per cent points less than the rate June 2018 (11.23 percent). NBS data analysis showed []

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US Embassy in Abuja will not issue visas until further notice Newtelegraph

The United States Embassy has suspended consular services and appointments in Abuja till further notice. It explained that appointments for visa and for American citizen services have also been put on hold temporarily. Consular operations in Lagos were, however, not affected, the mission said in a statement on its website on Tuesday. No reason was []

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Kaduna Assembly declares ex Dep. Speaker, another lawmakers seats vacant Newtelegraph

For defecting from the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) the speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Aminu Shagali has declared the seat of former Deputy Speaker of the House, Hon. John Audu Kwaturu vacant. The Speaker also declared the seat of member representing Kudan []

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Congress of Berlin: Act II "IndyWatch Feed War"

The scramble for Africa will only increase in intensity as the insatiable appetite for Africa's oil, gold, diamonds, and rare earth minerals attracts more global interest and competition.


The criminal justice system is racist Dont back away from the hard truth, Senator Warren "IndyWatch Feed War"

DURING A RECENT APPEARANCE at Dillard University in New Orleans, Senator Elizabeth Warren offered what she called the hard truth about our criminal justice system: its racist. . . . I mean, all the way, front to back.

She then detailed the systems inequities, such as disproportionate arrests and sentencing for African-Americans, and laws that keep convicted felons from voting, even after they have served their time.

No lies detected.

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Elizabeth Warren. Credit Gerald Herbert Associated Press

Of course, Warrens statement got Fox News and other conservatives frothing. Yarmouth Police Chief Frank G. Frederickson called her comments disrespectful and divisive. With his sights on reelection in November, Governor Charlie Baker told the Boston Herald that police absolutely feel like theyve been on the wrong end of a lot of this rhetoric thats gone on in this country for quite a while.

As the backlash reached a boil, Warren did something I found maddening she sought to clarify comments that needed no clarification. I spoke about an entire system not individuals and I will continue to work on reforms to make the criminal justice system fairer.

Warrens detractors know exactly what she meant. The criminal justice system is racist this isnt a debatable point. Why, then, is it so hard to call a thing a thing when it comes to racism?

White anxiety is racism. Economic anxiety is racism. White nationalism is racism. Some people wrack their brain...


South Africa rhino poaching: Bribes paid to court syndicate Africa Sustainable Conservation News


Media captionThe BBCs Alastair Leithead says de-horning a rhino, akin to cutting fingernails, protects it from poachers

A police informant has told the BBC he was the middleman between rhino-horn smugglers and a court syndicate in South Africas KwaZulu-Natal province.

He alleges he took money given to a lawyer from rhino-horn kingpins and paid it to people within the judiciary.

The lawyer, Welcome Ngwenya, denies that he was involved in paying bribes.

But investigations, involving others informants, point to a court syndicate that could be keeping rhino killers beyond the reach of the law.

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Rhinos in South Africa:

Rhinos in South AfricaImage copyrightTHOMAS D MANGELSEN
  • South Africa is home to 80% of Africas herd, but there are only about 25,000 rhinos left
  • About 1,000 are killed every year for their rhino horn
  • Most are destined for Asia where rhino horn is an ingredient in traditional medicine and herbal remedies
  • Rhino horns are made of keratin the same substance as fingernails
  • But it is worth more by weight than cocaine, and so traffickers go to great lengths to smugg...


Terror Attack at UK Parliament: Salih Khater named as suspect "IndyWatch Feed War"


The suspect being led away by policeThe suspect, in a black bomber jacket, being led away by police

The man being held on suspicion of terrorism after the Westminster car crash has been named as Salih Khater by government sources.

The 29-year-old British citizen, originally from Sudan, is being questioned in south London.

Police have been searching three addresses in Birmingham and Nottingham as part of their investigation.

Three people were injured after the vehicle hit cyclists and pedestrians during Tuesday mornings rush hour.

The car can be seen crashing into a barrier

The silver Ford Fiesta then crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament just before 07:40 BST.

The suspect is not believed to have been known to MI5 or counter-terrorism police, but is understood to have been known to local police.

He did not co-operate with officers after his arrest, Scotland Yard said.

Two people were taken to hospital after the crash and later discharged while a third was treated for minor injuries at the scene.


P.O.C. Ovbije, Osawota, Itejerhes Appetite For Political Appointments Tears Orogun PDP Apart Urhobo Today

Chief P.O.C. Ovbije

LAGOS AUGUST 15TH (URHOBOTODAY)-There are major cracks in the Peoples Democratic Partys family in Orogun arising from the desperation of some leaders in the community to muscle out some popular aspirants ahead of the Ughelli north constituency I house of assembly PDP primary election slated for Sept 15th 2018.
Arising from the kangaroo primary election conducted by Chief A.K Osawota and Chief P.O.C Ovbije on Saturday 11th August 2018 in Orogun, majority of members of the party are becoming resentful to the leaders highhandedness and selfishness.
While many are alternatively considering quitting the party due to the leaders high level of political garrulity, some are soliciting for their immediate recall, describing their actions as counter productive to the rationale of the proposed primary election for the community aspirants under PDP.
Before the kangaroo primary election conducted by the said leaders on Saturday 11th August 2018, it was gathered that, Chief Barr. A.K Osawota, Chief P.O.C Ovbije, Mr. Henry Itederen, Magistrate Enakpodia, Hon. Friday Akpoyibo and others had held several meetings to brainwash those to be invited as electorates.
The last meeting which was held in Ughelli a day to the said election, had two Ughelli north constituency 1 hou...


War Crimes: Lawmakers Demand Answers About US Role in Yemen Massacre "IndyWatch Feed War"

Yemen Massacre(CD)  In the wake of the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalitions horrific bombing of a school bus last week that killed 40 Yemeni children and amid reports on Tuesday of dozens more civilian deaths after a new wave of Saudi bombings, Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) has sent a detailed letter (pdf) to the Department of Defense Inspector General demanding an investigation into whether []


Osinbajo orders IGP to overhaul SARS, probes rights abuses Newtelegraph

F-SARS gets new CP   Elite force moved to operations Dept   CSP to head Zonal, state SARS   Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has ordered the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, to immediately carry out reorganisation of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The directive followed persistent complaints and reports on the activities of []

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Court insists on INEC chairmans arrest Newtelegraph

Justice Stephen Pam of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja yesterday insisted that the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, must arrest and produce the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in court on Thursday. A panel of three Justices of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Abdul Aboki had []

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'Gargoyle' Sighting - South of Boston, MA "IndyWatch Feed World"

This time we got a good look without the face.  That the witness confirmed first impression of a gargoyle is important as he surely got it right.  This means not a bird and not a pterodactyl.  We have now had plenty of likely gargoyles and even some other actual IDs as well.

The Chupacabra is surely a gargoyle and there is plenty of game out there for a blood feed as well.  These creatures generally stay well clear of us and our animals though not always with a chicken coop and other small operations.  Larger operations really have way too much protection.

Again we have the Thunder Bird out there as well as the Chupacabra or Gargoyle and we also have a Pterodactyl also.  All these can sit down on a roof and will.

'Gargoyle' Sighting - South of Boston, MA

Friday, August 03, 2018

The following account was posted at Reddit today, by the user named Decay_WithMe. I contacted the witness and received a bit more information:

I live 25 minutes south of Boston. About 6 months ago I saw this insane thing. It was about 3 AM, I had been up late as I normally am. I stepped outside to smoke a cigarette. It was dark as Hell except for the stars and moon. As I was smoking I heard this noise of something flying. I look up and see this winged creature land on my neighbor's roof and just sit there like a Gargoyle would. I thought I was seeing sh*t or seeing something wrong but then the creature jumped up and flew away and I could see its whole body. It was the size of a small human but massive wings. It reminded me of a Gargoyle. I don't know what the f**k I saw but it was crazy. Has anyone eve...


30 police officers died in one month AIbom CP Newtelegraph

About 30 policemen and officers have sacrificed their lives in the service of their fatherland in the last one month. The Akwa Ibom State Commissioner of Police, Adeyemi Ogunjemilusi, made the disclosure yesterday at Eket Security Summit against Crimes and Cultism in Eket Local Government Area. The conference was organised by the local government in []

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N264.8m fraud: INEC officials know fate today Newtelegraph

Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos will today deliver a ruling on the no case submission filed by a former Kwara State Administrative Secretary of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Christian Nwosu, over an alleged N264.8 million fraud charge slammed on him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). []

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NFF crisis: FIFA gives Nigeria six-day ultimatum Newtelegraph

Resolve internal crisis or face ban World body insists on Pinnick as NFF boss   The Federation of International Football Association has given Nigeria a six-day ultimatum to resolve the current crisis rocking the Nigeria Football Federation or face the wrath of the body. FIFA, in a statement issued on Tuesday stated categorically that if []

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Court stops Kwara Assembly from suspending APC member Newtelegraph

Reprieve yesterday came the way of the only All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker in the Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon. Saheed Popoola, as a state high court stopped attempts at suspending or investigating him. Giving the order, Justice T. S. Umar restrained the state House of Assembly and its agents from suspending and investigating []

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Why is Asia Rising Against the West "IndyWatch Feed World"

Some people have written in and asked why we have issued a report that shows how and when China will displace the USA and the West as the Financial Capital of the world. Let me explain some interesting facts. If we look at the top ten cities for tourism, you will find that the half is in Asia. The worlds most visited city is actually Hong Kong. The top two are Asia as well.

  1. Hong Kong 26.69m visitors a year
  2. Bangkok, Thailand 18.73m
  3. London, UK 18.58m
  4. Singapore 16.87m
  5. Paris, France 15.02m
  6. Macau 14.31m
  7. Dubai, UAE 14.2m
  8. Istanbul, Turkey 12.41m
  9. New York City, US 12.3m
  10. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 12.15m

Even Macau, which is an autonomous territory that sits on the south coast of the Far Easts superpower China, is, according to a new study by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), set to overtake Qatar as the richest place in the world by 2020. Macau was the last European colony in Asia. On April 13th, 1987, Portugal and China announced the Sino-Portuguese Joint Declaration in which it was said that Macau, having been a Portuguese outpost for more than 400 years, would become Chinese on December 20th, 1999. It did, but not entirely. In the case of Macau, it was first leased to Portugal back in 1557 and eventually became a full actual colony in 1887.



US Is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

On August 9, a U.S.-supported Saudi airstrike bombed a bus carrying schoolchildren in Saada, a city in northern Yemen. The New York Times reported that the students were on a recreational trip. According to the Saada health department, the attack killed at least forty-three people. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, at Continue reading "US Is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen"

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In One Year, MSNBC Covered Stormy Daniels 455 Times, War In Yemen 0 "IndyWatch Feed World"

As FAIR has noted before (1/8/18, 3/20/18), to MSNBC, the carnage and destruction the US and its Gulf Monarchy allies are leveling against the poorest country in the Arab world is simply a non-issue. On July 2, a year had passed since the cable networks last segment mentioning US participation in the war on Yemen, which has killed []


Holy Cow Israel Continue to Have its Way, So is Saudi Arabia "IndyWatch Feed War"

Deep State-sanctioned Israel bullying against inferior Gaza and Saudis airstrike against Yemeni civilian targets continue. The global communitys attention is somewhere else. While America has grown numb to the fact that its own government is complicit in all of these genocidal crimes that sometimes victimize its own people, too. Nevertheless, its still wise to keep Continue reading Holy Cow Israel Continue to Have its Way, So is Saudi Arabia


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Sudans al-Bashir Accepts Nomination for President in 2020 Election
August 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - Sudans President Omer al-Bashir accepted his nomination by the Shura (Consultative) Council of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) for the party candidate for the presidential elections in 2020 even though the countrys constitution limits a president to two terms.

"I want to thank the partys leadership and members for placing your confidence in my humble person. This is a great trust and responsibility. It is my honour and privilege to accept this confidence," said al-Bashir in his acceptance speech at the closing session of the Shura Council on Saturday evening.

He further said the Consultative Councils meetings were marked by serious and objective discussions "because our responsibility is great ... we are responsible for the country and its security and welfare".

Al-Bashir, in his acceptance speech, didnt allude to the debate outside or within the ruling party over his nomination for a third term as it requires to amend the Sudanese constitution now after changing the NCPs constitution.

On Thursday, the NCP Shura abolished presidential term limits, paving the way for al-Bashir to stay in power for a third term.

Several voices inside the NCP including Ain Hassan Omer expressed their opposition for the move and called to refrain from endorsing decisions that are against the party statute and the state constitution.

The Sudanese opposition rejected the nomination of the incumbent president for a third term et vowed to participate in the upcoming elections, after signing a peace agreement, if the ruling party nominate another candidate.

The Washington based advocacy group Enough Project denounced the move saying it paves the way for al-Bashir to be a" president-for-life".

Enough Project Director John Prendergast called on the United States and the European Union countries to stand against Presidents al-Bashir efforts to abolish term limits as they did for the President Kabila of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

For his part, Omer Ismail, Senior Advisor at the Enough Project, underlined that al-Bashir, who has occupied the position since 1989s coup dtat, "is a fugitive of the ICC and...


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South Sudan to Export 3 Million Barrels of Oil in September
August 14, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudan is expected to pump three million barrels of oil crude next September, increasing its exports of 7.14% from the level of its produced in August, said Platts a news agency specialised in energy information on Tuesday.

Last July, Khartoum and Juba agreed to repair the damaged oil wells and to resume oil production in several oil fields stopped since several years due to the nearly -five-year armed conflict in the country.

South Sudanese Oil Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth on 31 July 2018 told reporters in Khartoum that oil production will resume on 2 September with 45,000 barrels per day from El Toor and Toma South fields. After what will restart the production of other oil fields in Munga and Unity.

In line with the increase of oil production, South Sudan will produce 100,000 barrels per day of Dar Blend crude in September. Before December 2013, the east African country produced 250,000 barrels per day.

"A total of five cargoes were scheduled for lifting in September from Sudans Marsa Bashayer terminal, " market sources told the agency. Each cargo will load in 600,000-barrel clips.

In this August South Sudan, exports of Dar Blend will total 2.8 million barrels in four cargoes.

South Sudan heavily relies on oil income to fund up to 98% of its budget. Also, it relies on the Sudanese pipeline to export its oil production through the Red Sea.

In return, the transit and processing fees South Sudan pays to Sudan to transport its crude oil are an important revenue stream for Sudan.

South Sudan production is expected to increase further during the upcoming months, as the income will be dedicated to funding infrastructures and recovery programmes in the country and the peace implementation process.

China, India and Japan are the main buyers of the South Sudanese heavy oil crude.

Dar Blend is produced from blocks 3 and 7 in South Sudans northeastern states located in the Greater Upper Nile region.



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South Sudan Parties Start Final Phase of Peace Talks
Sudan's Foreign Minister who is also the chief mediator El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed and IGAD Special Envoy for South Sudan Ismail Wais (L) launch the final phase of the revitalization process in Khartoum on 13 August 2018 (Photo Nuur Mahmoud Sheekh)

August 13, 2018 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) - The IGAD mediation has formally launched in Khartoum the final phase of talks on the pending issues and the modalities of implementation of the revitalized peace agreement, as they have one week to finalize their discussions before the 19 of August.

According to the agenda seen by Sudan Tribune, the parties will discuss the Article 4 of the governance chapter on the number and boundaries of states, the creation of five new ministries and their clustering, judicial reforms, composition of National Constitutional Amendment Committee (NCAC), roles and responsibilities of the presidency as well as any other business.

On 6 August, the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) said they accepted to sign the agreement on the outstanding issues of governance on 5 August because their concerns about article 4 will be discussed in the final phase.

After a meeting with the IGAD mediators in Khartoum on Sunday, South Sudanese government spokesperson Michael Makuei Lueth stated that the talks will commence by the outstanding issues and then they will move to the implementation matrix.

Once an agreement on the modalities of implementation is reached, it will be followed by the draft agreement that will be given to the parties for consideration before it goes to the Council of Ministers of IGAD.

According to Lueth, the discussions on the outstanding issues will deal with only two issues bracketed when the talks were in Ethiopia. The first issue is the composition of the judiciary reform committee and the second on the composition of the national constitutional amendment committee (NCAC).

"These are very minor issues because we only disagree on the composition. it is a question of figures only," stressed the information minister without mentioning the Article 4 of the governance deal.

Following his return from Khartoum on 6 August after the signi...


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South Sudanese Army Killed 232 Civilians in April-May Attacks: UN Report
August 12, 2018 (JUBA) - South Sudanese army and its allied militias have been accused of killing over two hundreds civilians, committing rape and burning villages in a series of attacks carried out in southern Unity region from 16 April to 24 May 2018.

Based on the findings of an investigation carried out by the UNMISS Human Rights Divisions, (HRD), the peacekeeping mission and the UN human rights body OHCHR released a joint report documenting grave human right violation against civilians in Southern Unity State.

The report revealed that the SPLA and allied forces attacked at least 40 villages or settlements in the reporting period, during which 120 girls and women were raped or gang-raped.

"HRD also documented the killing of 232 civilians including 35 children, 50 women including 25 who were killed by hanging, and 63 individuals comprising of children, elderly and persons with disabilities who were burned alive across these locations," said the report.

According to the report, the reason behind these attacks which took place after the signing of a cessation of hostilities agreement in December 2017 was to increase territories under Government control.

"Government interlocutors had repeatedly warned of their intent to recapture areas recently occupied by SPLA-IO (Riek Machar) forces, and to open supply route between Bentiu and the SPLA position in Leer," stressed the report.

The report further pointed out that the nature of the operation indicates that the purpose of the attacks was not only to drive out the SPLA-Io fighters but also to forcefully displace civilians.

UNMISS and aid groups estimate that 1,995 people including 1,350 children, were forcibly displaced to the UN protection site in Leer, while 3,415 individuals arrived at the Bentiu Protection of Civilian site. Also, around 8,000 displaced civilians are sheltering in the bush and swamps south-east of Leer, in addition to some 18,000 displaced in Mayendit town.

The UNMISS human rights monitors identified three officials that may bear the greatest responsibility for the gross violations committed during that period.

The Gany County commissioner, one...


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Goods Imported Through Libyan Ports Down Reflecting General Economic Malaise
By Sami Zaptia

Tripoli port. Goods imported into Libyan ports fell by 15 percent for Q2 of 2018 (Photo: George Grant Libya Herald)

London, 13 August 2018

Libyas goods imported through its ports dropped by 14 percent compared to last year Tripoli, the Director of the Information Department of the Libyan Ports Company, Mohamed Gwaider, was reported as saying by Libyas official state news agency LANA.

The report said that the total volume of cargo arriving at Libyan ports was 1.869 million tons during the first half of this year, while it was 2.14 million tons in the same period last year.

The figures reflect the general malaise that the Libyan economy has been suffering, echoing the general trend of contraction of the economy since 2011 due to the fall in oil revenues caused by a fall in oil production and a fall in hard currency.

According to UNCTAD statistics, imports were as high as 8.32 million tones in 2012 falling to 5.2 million tons in 2016. Libyas Liner Shipping Connectivity Index was 14.6 (out of 100) compared to 48.2 for Malta and 6.6 for Tunis in 2016.

The latest financial figures released by the Tripoli-based Central Bank of Libya (CBL) for the period 1/1/2018 to 30/6/2018 released in July, in fact reveal that Libyan oil revenues were up by LD 2.10 bn from a projected LD 13.50 bn to LD 15.60 bn.

The breakdown of the figures showed that tax revenues, customs and general (non-oil) state revenues were all down. Total state revenues, however, were up for the period by LD 420 m from a projected LD 16.28 bn to LD 16.70 bn, thanks to a relative increase in oil revenues for the period.

However, giving credence to the decrease in imports figures, total state spending was down by LD 4.37 bn from a projected LD 21.25 bn to LD 16.88 bn for the period. Development and projects spending were also down from a projected LD 2.35 bn to just LD 652 m.


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Libyan MP Hurt as Shots Fired in Row Outside Parliament
2018-08-14 20:00

Two people including a lawmaker were wounded on Tuesday when shots were fired during a row outside Libya's parliament, a witness said.

"An argument escalated between members of the presidential guard... the Tobruk lawmaker Saleh Hashem was lightly injured as he intervened to separate them," the witness said.

"A guard was also shot and wounded. They have both been admitted to hospital and are doing well," he added, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The witness did not detail the cause of the row outside parliament, which is located in the eastern city of Tobruk.

A 2015 UN-brokered deal that set up a Government of National Accord was meant to calm years of chaos that followed the imperialist-engineered ouster and killing of Pan-Africanist Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.

But the Tripoli-based unity government struggled to win the support of the elected parliament in Tobruk and its legitimacy was questioned by its rivals from the very start.

Sitting lawmakers were elected in 2014 and were due to vote at the end of July on a plan to organise a referendum on a Libyan constitution.

Parliamentary sessions have repeatedly been adjourned due to lawmakers arguing over the legal text and no further sessions are scheduled until the end of August.

Aguila Saleh Issa, the parliament speaker, was one of four Libyan leaders to commit in May to organising elections on December 10 in an agreement in Paris that sought to unite rival factions.


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UN Experts: Armed Groups Threaten Libya Political Transition
Aug 10, 2018, 8:27 PM ET

U.N. experts say "predatory behavior" by armed groups in Libya is posing a direct threat to forming a national government and ending lawlessness that has fueled Islamic militancy, human trafficking and instability in the wider region.

The experts also warned in the summary of a report to the U.N. Security Council obtained Friday by The Associated Press that "the use of violence to exert control over Libya's state institutions might result in a return of armed confrontations in Tripoli," the country's capital.

They said the Libyan Investment Authority, National Oil Corporation and Central Bank of Libya "were targets of threats and attacks, impacting on the performance of Libya's oil and financial sectors."

Libya slid into chaos after a 2011 NATO-backed counter-revolution that toppled and killed Pan-Africanist Moammar Gadhafi. It is now split between rival governments in the east and the west, each backed by an array of militias.

In May, Fayez Serraj, prime minister of the U.N.-backed government in Tripoli, and Field Marshal Khalifa Hifter, commander of the self-styled Libyan National Army in the east, agreed on a roadmap aimed at restoring order in the country. It calls for parliamentary and presidential elections, scheduled for Dec. 10.

But the panel of experts said "predatory behavior of armed groups posed a direct threat to Libya's political transition."

"Armed groups are responsible for targeted persecutions and serious human rights violations, which are deepening grievances among some categories of the population and ultimately threatening long-term peace and stability in Libya," the experts said.

Human trafficking and migrant smuggling "are substantially benefiting armed groups," they said, fueling instability and undermining the country's economy.

The experts said most armed groups involved are affiliated either with the Serraj government or Hifter's Libyan National Army.

Libya has emerged as a major transit point to Europe for people fleeing poverty and civil war elsewhere in Africa and human traffickers have exploited the chaos in the country.

The experts said "criminal networks"...


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UN: Libyan Militia Forces 1,900 Black People from Camp in Tripoli
Aug 14, 2018, 6:39 AM ET

The U.N. refugee agency says it's concerned over a Libyan militia forcing 1,900 displaced people out of their refugee camp in the capital, Tripoli.

UNHCR spokesman William Spindler says the militia ran 370 families, originally from the western city of Tawergha, out of their homes in the Triq al-Matar camp last week.

He says the militia also "arrested" around 100 of the Tawerghas, 12 of whom are being held in dismal conditions.

He said Tuesday the displaced in other Tripoli camps are also at risk of "forced evictions."

Libya plunged into chaos after the 2011 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Pentagon and NATO counter-revolution that toppled and killed Pan-Africanist Moammar Gadhafi and is now split between rival governments, each relying on several militias.

The Misrata militia, which is dominant in Tripoli, blames the Tawergha for siding with Gadhafi.


Saudi-US Propaganda by PBS NewsHour in Houthi-held Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

By William Boardman | Reader Supported News | July 24, 2018 One of the poorest countries in the Middle East, Yemens war has pushed it to the brink of famine. A Saudi blockade has slowed the flow of food and helped push prices up. Markets and businesses are ruined from airstrikes. Millions are destitute. Special []


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Libyan-Tunisian Border of Wazin-Dahiba Reopens
Libyan Express
Sunday 12 August 2018

Libyan-Tunisian border of Wazin-Dahiba reopens (Photo: Internet)

The Libyan border crossing of Wazin-Dahiba with Tunisia has been reopened after over five days of closure, reported the director of the border security on the Libyan side.

The border was reopened after an agreement was made between the two sides to secure the travelers, especially Libyans after they had received assaults by Tunisians, against any attacks.

On Wednesday, the border security on the Libyan side decided to shut the crossing point over assaults and protests by the Tunisian side, citing strict measures and suspension of goods trade from the Libyan side.


Mikel eyes January return to Europe Newtelegraph

  Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, has set his sight on returning to Europe during the January transfer window, after spending two years in China with Tianjin TEDA. According to a report in on Tuesday, the former Chelsea midfielder confided in a close source how he was missing life in Europe and wanted to []

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Nigeria to import N72.6bn maize Newtelegraph

  Nigeria is in need of 550,000 tons of maize valued at N72.6billion ($201.8million) to meet domestic demand before the end of the year, New Telegraph has learnt. Last year, a total of 400,000 of the grain was imported to the country from Russia and Brazil. It was gathered that local production had been increased []

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Kwankwaso: Wike deserves second term Newtelegraph

Former Governor of Kano State and presidential aspirant, on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso yesterday said Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike deserved a second term, given his administrations gargantuan projects.   The presidential aspirant disclosed this at the Government House, Port Harcourt, during a condolence visit to Governor []

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Awobajo: I feel burdened to save indigenous dances Newtelegraph

  The recently commissioned Seaside Cottage Theatre, Isale Akoka, Bariga, Lagos, came alive with colourful, vibrant and inspiring performances penultimate Monday as Footprints of David (FOD), one of the leading children orientated theatre outfits in Lagos, held the maiden edition of its dance grading ceremony series. It was no doubt a worthwhile experience for observers, []

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Kerosene consumers paid lower price in July NBS Newtelegraph

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data on National Household kerosene confirmed that average price per litre paid by consumers for Kerosene decreased to N276.87 in July from N279.67 recorded in June indicating -1.00 per cent month on month and -1.29 per cent year-onyear .     The data obtained yesterday listed states with the []

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INEC registers 23 new parties, six months to election Newtelegraph

The number of registered political parties in Nigeria has now risen to 91 with an additional 23 new parties registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday. The newly registered parties are Advanced Alliance Party (AAP); Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party (ANDP); African Action Congress (AAC); Alliance for a United Nigeria (AUN); Alliance of Social []

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Historical Sites: National park of wonders Newtelegraph

According to the conservator of the Gashaka-Gumti national park, Saidu Yohana, fauna of the park is very diverse and contains about 103 species of mammals. Species include yellow-backed duiker, African golden cat, African buffalo, the largest population of chimpanzees in Nigeria, and there are over1700 chimpanzees in the park, African elephant, klipspringer, West African wild []

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Lamido: We cant change PDPs name Newtelegraph

says Akpabio defected to get protection   Presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Sule Lamido, has disclosed that, those who defected to the party would not force it to change its name. Lamido also said yesterday in Minna while addressing Niger State delegates to the forthcoming national convention of the party that []

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The Vatican Warns Putin to Stop Fighting the Anunnaki "IndyWatch Feed World"


AUGUST 14, 2018

Source: Someones Bones

On Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin received an unexpected letter authored by Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin. Signed by Pope Francis and bearing an imprint of the Pontiffs Holy Seal, the correspondence commanded Putin to immediately cease and desist all hostile actions against Anunnaki across the globe, says former KGB agent Strelnikov Isaac Stepanovich.

For nearly two years, Putin has waged a clandestine war on the extraterrestrials, committing billions of rubles toward the development of anti-Anunnaki defense technologies. Russian Special Services have skirmished with Anunnaki invaders in Russia, Syria, Afghanistan, Crimea, the Ukraine, and Yemen; while the Anunnaki soundly won most battles, Russian forces did eke out two victories and on three occasions fought the aliens to a stalemate.

Over 700 brave Russians have fallen to these creatures. We will not stop now just because the Pope says so. These monsters kidnap, kill, and eat us. Putin was outraged because the context of the letter suggested the Anunnaki are our friends. Absurd, Stepanovich said.

The letter described the Anunnaki as a benevolent race of heavenly beings who had come in peace until Putin unilaterally declared war on them. The Anunnaki would have given us great gifts, the letter went on, had you [Putin] not provoked their wrath. The Anunnaki, Pope Francis wrote, were clearly victims of Russian aggression, and placed the onus on Putin to deescalate the crisis by standing down and possibly sacrificing himself to the Anunnaki as a sign of good faith. Either that or stand in Gods judgement.



Electricity workers threaten to shut down power nationwide Newtelegraph

Workers, under the auspices of Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) have threatened to ground the entire power structure nationwide if their demands were not met.   The aggrieved workers, who picketed the TCN premises yesterday, in Abuja, disrupting vehicular and commercial activities for several hours, called on the Federal Government to []

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Group urges farmers in Lagos to get PVC before deadline Newtelegraph

Farmers and other residents in Lagos State have been enjoined to collect their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) before the expiration of the exercise on August 31. The call was made at a one-day sensitisation rally organised by Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) for All Farmers Association of Nigeria in Mainland Local Government Area. Lagos []

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A Writers Last Port of Call: V.S. Naipaul "IndyWatch Feed War"

British author V.S. Naipaul at his home near Salisbury, Wiltshire, October 11, 2001 after it was announced that he has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. REUTERS/Chris Ison/POOL

S. Naipaul, the Nobel winning author who just died, was, like so many people, an enigma, at least in his writing. Lauded for his prose style and exquisite way with words, he was seriously criticized for his demeaning of Islam, women, Africans, and others in post-colonial countries, including the Caribbean from whence he came. Such criticism was amply justified.  He seems also to have been bigoted and irascible personally, while charming when he wished.  A strange character, many of whose political and cultural views I find abhorrent.

Nevertheless, if one only looked for beauty and truth in writers whose politics one agreed with, one would miss out on a lot.  For sometimes, despite themselves, writers pen words that come from a place where art and inspiration and personal anguish subvert their worst inclinations.  As Leonard Cohen has written: Theres a crack in everything, thats how the light gets in.  This is true for Naipaul.

He once said that fiction never lies, and while this may or may not be true, it is true that writers whose politics one may find repulsive can also, despite their conscious intentions, write books that glow with an extraordinary prose luminescence that mesmerizes and reveals deep insights.  This is the case with Naipauls The Enigma of Arrival, a work he calls a novel but that reads like an autobiography.  While his novel, A House for Mr Biswas, is considered his finest work and the book that made him famous, I think The Enigma of Arrival is a masterpiece. Deeply melancholic, it allows Naipauls shadow side to reveal truths that go far beyond the man himself.

The prototype for all journeys is life itself.  This being so, it follows that every destination prefigures death and of necessity poses an enigma.  For although one travels in part to arrive, at the same time ones anticipation of arrival harbors the fear of cessation.  It is because every elsewhere contains the worm of death that some people never embark on the voyage, while others go from place to place in search of paradise.

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Cop Charged with Assault in Beat Down Caught on Video
By Joe Tacopino
New York Post
August 14, 2018 | 6:48pm

A Baltimore police officer who was caught on camera pummeling a suspect in the street has been charged with assault in connection with the beatdown, officials said Tuesday.

Officer Arthur Williams was hit with charges of misconduct in addition to both first and second-degree assault for Saturdays beating, according to Baltimore State Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

It is important that the community knows there is one standard of justice, no matter your sex, race religion, or occupation, Mosby said in a statement.

Police Officers are sworn to protect and serve and when that oath is taken for granted and an abuse of that power is evident, we will hold them accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

In the video posted online, the cop can be seen pushing and then wailing on a suspect who doesnt appear to fight back.

A lawyer for the man who was beaten said the individual had faced charges of assaulting an officer from an incident in June.

He is charged with assaulting that officer then, and so here this officer now is like, you know, going after him, said the lawyer, Warren Brown.


Rashida Tlaib on Democratic Socialism and Why She Supports the Palestinian Right of Return "IndyWatch Feed World"

On August 7, Rashida Tlaib won the Democratic primary for Michigan's 13th Congressional District, replacing longtime African-American Rep. John Conyers. Tlaib's victory has been showered with mainstream press around the fact that she's the daughter of Palestinian immigrants and would become the first Muslim elected to Congress (Tlaib is running unopposed, and will most likely win in November.) To progressive Detroiters though, her religion isn't the reason for celebration. Rather, it's [...]


Dust devil sweeps through African town throwing plastic chairs into the air "IndyWatch Feed World"

Astonishing footage shows a dust devil sweeping through a small town in Africa causing havoc and sending debris flying through the air. The video, which was posted yesterday, shows the massive whirlwind-shaped cloud ripping up an area where plastic chairs were lined causing them to swirl around in the air. The footage shows shocked onlookers backing away from the incredible natural scene as the gusts of wind sent chairs flying through the air.


Horrifying UN Report Details Widespread Child Rape by High-Level UN Employees "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

A deeply disturbing report by the United Nations details rampant sexual exploitation of children by UN officials across the globe.

By Matt Agorist

A deeply disturbing report has finally been released by the United Nations detailing the rampant sexual exploitation of children by UN employees that is widespread, throughout multiple countries.

While pieces of the report were released previously, the full report, detailing the scope and horrifying nature of the abuse was only just released in July.

As Disobedient Media points out in a scathing report,

Aid work is not a vehicle of charity, but is, in a very real sense, a cover for atrocity. It is a weapon, a blunt instrument of power that is wielded to exploit the most vulnerable populations in crisis around the world. We can now state that sentiment as fact, not opinion.

The report reads like a nightmare and states in part:

Agency workers from local and international NGOs as well as UN agencies are among the prime sexual exploiters of refugee children often using the very humanitarian assistance and services intended to benefit refugees as a tool of exploitation. Male national staff were reported to trade humanitarian commodities and services, including medication, oil, bulgur wheat, plastic sheeting, education courses, skills-training, school supplies et...


SOTT FOCUS: World moral authority? Exposing the US role in Saudi Arabia's war on Yemen "IndyWatch Feed World"

As atrocities and scandal begin to mount regarding the US-backed Saudi-led war on the impoverished nation of Yemen, the involvement and hypocrisy of the United States and other Western backers is coming to full light. Global condemnation of Saudi airstrikes on civilian targets has brought public attention to Washington's role in the conflict - a role the Western media has attempted to downplay for years. It is ironic, or perhaps telling, that alternative media outlets targeted as "Russian influence" are leading coverage of Yemen's growing humanitarian catastrophe. US Denies Role in Proxy War That Couldn't be Fought Without It In a recent press conference, US Secretary of Defense James Mattis - when asked about the US role in the Yemeni conflict in regards to Saudi atrocities - would claim: We are not engaged in the civil war. We will help to prevent, you know, the killing of innocent people. Yet nothing could be further from the truth. Mattis himself would lobby US Congress earlier this year to continue US support for Saudi-led operations in Yemen.


Deadly pit toilets to be removed from South African schools "IndyWatch Feed World"

South Africas President Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to remove all pit latrines from schools, following the deaths of two five-year-olds that shocked the nation.


Zimbabwe Hwange rangers catch ivory poachers with Zambian phone Africa Sustainable Conservation News

Bhejane Trust

Sinamatella contact on Saturday, 2 rangers based in Sinamatella on a patrol in the Inyantue area found tracks of a group of 6 poachers. After tracking them for about 4 hours, they encountered the group resting. They opened up but unfortunately the whole group escaped. However, all their kit and ivory was recovered this included 13 elephant tusks weighing 172kg in total ( it looks like three of these tusks were old and thus pick-ups) therefore the group had shot 6 elephants on this trip. There was also a .375 rifle with ammunition, a Zambian cell phone, a Zambian ID document, various personal kit, dried elephant and buffalo meat, and assorted medicines.

Of note is that these Zambians are crossing the lake and traversing all the way to Hwange to poach the Sebungwe area is now of no interest to them as they have wiped out all the big ivory. As per normal we can expect no assistance or follow up from the Zambians!


#EndSARS: IGP vows full compliance to Osinbajos directive as F-SARS gets new CP Newtelegraph

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has pledged fully comply with yesterdays presidential directive for a total of r haul if the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS). Accordingly, the elite squad, which was hitherto under the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigative Department (FCIID), Force Headquarters, will henceforth be coordinated and supervised by []

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Tramadol taking suspects dies after 10 days of marathon sleep Newtelegraph

Barely ten days after he was arrested by the Ondo State Police Command for alleged kidnapping, a tramadol taking suspect yesterday died in his sleep. Since he was arrested by the Police in Owo in Owo Local Government area of the state, the suspect has been in sleeping mode. The suspect and his gang allegedly []

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Americas War on Yemen Exposed "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tony Cartalucci As atrocities and scandal begin to mount regarding the US-backed Saudi-led war on the impoverished nation of Yemen, the involvement and hypocrisy...


Police detain Premium Times journalist, Samuel Ogundipe Newtelegraph

The Nigerian police, through the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) on Tuesday, arrested and detained a Premium Times journalist, Samuel Ogundipe. Apart from Mr Ogundipe, this newspapers editor-in-chief, Musikilu Mojeed, and its education correspondent, Azeezat Adedigba, were also briefly detained and manhandled by the police at the SARS headquarters in Abuja. Officials at the police headquarters []

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Renaissance Dam water conflict will pass down generations "IndyWatch Feed World"

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Clintonite Democrats, fossil fuel politicians "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 4 April 2016 video from the USA says about itself:

How Much Money Has Hillary Clintons Campaign Taken from Fossil Fuel Companies?

According to a new report by Greenpeace, Hillary Clintons presidential campaign and the super PAC supporting her have received $138,400 from fossil fuel lobbyists and $1,327,210 from bundlers, totaling more than $4.5 million from lobbyists, bundlers and large donors connected the fossil fuel industry. Clinton maintains that shes received only about $330,000 from individuals who work for fossil fuel companiesabout 0.2 percent of the total raised by her campaign.

We speak with Charlie Cray, research specialist for Greenpeace and lead researcher on the fossil fuel lobbyists contributions to the Clinton campaign, as well as Eva Resnick-Day, a democracy organizer for Greenpeace who confronted Clinton at a rally.

From Our Revolution, the Bernie Sanders tendency within the United States Democratic party, today:

As California continued to burn through the weekend, DNC [Democratic National Committee] Chairman Tom Perez and other party elites poured gasoline on the fire. They reversed the progress you fought for by overturning the DNCs ban on accepting donations from fossil fuel corporate...


Zambians protest introduction of tax on internet calls "IndyWatch Feed World"

Zambians are protesting the implementation of a $0.1 levy on internet calls over platforms such as WhatsApp, Skype and Viber.


WFP dstributes 7,000 fuel-efficient stoves to improve the lives of displaced women in Banki "IndyWatch Feed World"

Abuja / Maiduguri, Nigeria. The World Food Programme (WFP), together with its partner INTERSOS, has distributed fuel-efficient stoves to 7,340 displaced families receiving WFP food assistance in the town of Banki, in Nigeria's Borno state. The stoves distribution is an effort to improve people's quality of life and reduce the protection risks faced by women and girls in particular, when they have to gather firewood from unsafe areas.


Zionist Terror "IndyWatch Feed War"

How Israeli Tech Firms 

Act as Global Agents of 


Two private intelligence companies hack political enemies in Africa, Europe, the Mideast, and the United States, for a price.


BBC team goes undercover as wealthy child-killers in Malawi, almost gets lynched by angry mob "IndyWatch Feed World"

A BBC film crew investigating a string of child killings in the southern African state of Malawi narrowly escaped death, after an undercover meeting with a witch-doctor was interrupted by a mob accusing them of being "vampires". The documentary team from BBC Africa were working alongside undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, who never shows his face, to investigate a string of murders which have been attributed to black-magic "muti" witch-doctors. Victims have been found without heads and missing body parts. Witch-doctors are suspected of snatching children and young people and using their body parts as get-rich amulets for wealthy clients.


Kaduna deputy speaker resigns Newtelegraph

The Deputy Speaker of the Kaduna state House of Assembly, Hon.John Audu Kwaturu has resigned from his position. It would be recalled that Kwaturu defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last week. In a two-paragraph letter, the lawmaker said, I hereby tender my letter of resignation as []

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Trump Calls Omarosa That Dog as Campaign Takes Legal Step Against Her "IndyWatch Feed World"

WASHINGTONPresident Donald Trump escalated his messy clash with former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman on Tuesday, referring to the longtime colleague, who had been the top African-American in his White House, as that dog!

The pressure on Manigault Newman increased, as the Trump presidential campaign filed arbitration action against her, alleging a breach of a confidentiality agreement. A campaign official said the action was filed with the American Arbitration Association.

Trump tweeted a barrage of insults Tuesday morning as Manigault Newman continued promoting her White House tell-all and releasing secret audio recordings. Her book paints a damning picture of Trump, including her claim that he used racial slurs on the set of his reality show The Apprentice.

When you give a crazed, crying lowlife a break, and give her a job at the White House, I guess it just didnt work out, Trump said. Good work by General Kelly for quickly firing that dog! John Kelly is White House chief of staff.

While Trump trades in insults on a near daily basis, deeming Manigault Newman a dog was a stunning move in a row that touched on several sensitive issues in Trumps White House, including a lack of racial diversity among senior officials, security concerns Manigault Newman taped her firing in the White House Situation Room and extraordinary measures such as non-disclosure agreements to keep ex-employees quiet.

Trump has also pushed back against Manigault Newmans claim that she had heard an audiotape of him using the N-word. He tweeted that he had received a call from the producer of The Apprentice assuring him there are NO TAPES of the Apprentice where I used such a terrible and disgusting word as attributed by Wacky and Deranged Omarosa.

Trump insisted, I dont have that word in my vocabulary, and never have. He said Manigault Newman had called him a true Champion of Civil Rights until she was fired.

Manigault Newman, the former White House liaison to black voters, writes in her new memoir that shed heard such tapes existed. She said Sunday that she had listened to one after the book closed.

On CBS on Tuesday, Manigault Newman released another audio recording that she said showed campaign workers discussing an alleged recording of Trump using the racial slur. The White House and the campaign did not immediately respond to questions.

One of the people allegedly featured on the tape is Katrina Pierson, an adviser to Trumps re-election campaign who served as a spokeswoman for his 2016 campaign. Pierson has said she never heard Trump use this type of language and said on Fox that the only person she heard talking about a tape was Manigault Newman. The tape appears to show Pierson saying of Trump: He said it. Hes embarrassed.......


Zimbabwe rangers shoot problem elephant in Victoria Falls town Africa Sustainable Conservation News

A serious and sad story despite the bizarrely funny it is written was the elephant sitting on the sofa with tea and biscuits when it refused to leave the house, and how did that taxi driver carry those people while running away from the elephant. KS


Newsday (Zimbabwe)

RANGERS from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) have killed a rogue bull elephant which had terrorised Victoria Falls residents.

By Nokuthaba Dlamini

ZimParks spokesperson Tinashe Farawo said the elephant was put down on Thursday after wreaking havoc in the resort town, refusing to leave a house in Mkhosana suburb.

They tried to drive it away and it started being more violent and charging at people. Rangers were left with no choice, but to put it down, Farawo said.

In tuckshops, residents lost many valuables as it was destroying the buildings before eating sweets, biscuits and sugar, among other groceries.

Residents of Mkhosana, under ward 11, said the stubborn elephant had become rogue.

A resident, Milton Mudimba, said the elephant last week destroyed a gate at his house before helping itself to vegetables in the garden.

We woke up and tried to chase it away and it turned against us. It had a habit of moving door-to-door and one of my neighbours vehicles was destroyed by the animal in broad daylight, he said.

Said another resident:On Monday near Mukali shops, it started chasing after a taxi driver who was carrying people. We are happy though that it has been killed.

After shooting it down, ZimParks allowed residents to share the game meat.

Over the years, Victoria Falls and surrounding areas have been recording several cases of human-wildlife conflicts, with some of them turning fatal.


Chief Mvuthu said 1 134 animals, including goats, donkeys and cattle, had been killed by lions and hyenas in his area since the beginning of last year.


PHOTO: Alex Iwobi makes Nollywood debut Newtelegraph

Sources are claiming that Super Eagles and Arsenal football club player, Alex Iwobi, is starring in a yet to be released Nollywood movie. The Arsenal forward, who is ready for the new Premier League season, allegedly took acting classes to properly prepare for his performance in the movie. While many of his football fans are []

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Saudi-US Propaganda by PBS NewsHour in Houthi-held Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

One of the poorest countries in the Middle East, Yemens war has pushed it to the brink of famine. A Saudi blockade has slowed the flow of food and helped push prices up. Markets and businesses are ruined from airstrikes. Millions are destitute. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson smuggled herself across front lines to report on whats happening inside the worlds worst humanitarian disaster.

 PBS NewsHour summary, July 2, 2018

This is what American tax-supported propaganda looks like when an organization like the PBS NewsHour wants to maintain a semblance of credibility while lying through its intimidated teeth. Yes, Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the world, long dependent on imported food and other life support. But to say Yemens war is major league deceit, and PBS surely knows the truth: that the war on Yemen is American-backed, initiated illegally in March 2015 by a Saudi-led coalition that includes the UAE (United Arab Emirates). The US/Saudi war is genocidal, creating famine and a cholera epidemic for military purposes. These are American and Arab war crimes that almost no one wants to acknowledge, much less confront.

The Saudi blockade is also a US Navy blockade. The blockade is a war crime. Starving civilians is a war crime.

The most amazing sentence is: Markets and businesses are ruined from airstrikes. Seems rather bland. But this is a tacit admission of more war crimes Saudi bombing of civilian businesses, as well as civilian hospitals, weddings, and funerals. But PBS makes it sound like the airstrikes sort of come out of nowhere, like the rain. PBS omits the American culpability that makes the airstrikes possible: mid-air refueling, targeting support, intelligence sharing, and the rest. Think of Guernica, the fascist bombing of civilians that inspired Picassos painting. Now think of Guernica lasting three years. Thats what the US has supported in Yemen and thats what PBS helps cover up.

Yes, Millions are destitute, and yes, this is the worlds worst humanitarian disaster. But an honest news organization might go on to note that the destitution and the disaster are deliberate results of the worlds most relentless war crime.

From a journalistic perspective, getting the perky blonde reporter Jane Ferguson into northern Yemen, where the Houthis have been in control since 2014, is an accomplishment of note. There has been little firsthand reporting from Houthi Yemen, where the worst war crimes have been committed and the worst suffering continues. Fergusons presence was certainly an opportunity for serious i...


Flood destroys over 50 houses in Kebbi Official Newtelegraph

More than 50 houses were destroyed in Dakingari town in Suru Local Government Area of Kebbi on Monday night by heavy downpour that resulted to flooding. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the late hour rain rendered many people homeless in the town. Rabiu Kamba, the Executive Director of the State Emergency Management []

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Are Russia and the BRICS Still Interested in Bypassing the US Dollar? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Larry White

If you are going to try and cover the potential for monetary system change like we do here, one aspect you have to mention is the ongoing effort by a number of nations to construct some kind of system that can bypass the US dollar. 

We have covered that quite a bit here and have noted that both Russia and China have made it pretty clear in public statements that they would like to find ways around the US dollar dominated monetary system since it provides the US with a lot of leverage globally.

This article appearing in Russia Today back in late 2017 provides more evidence that this effort continues even though it clearly moves very slowly. Very recently Russian President Putin said that Russia is not rejecting the dollarbut added that with the US imposing sanctions on Russia, it must take actions to minimize risks associated with holding US dollars. He also said that the US undermines trust in the dollar as the reserve currency by imposing restrictions on settlements in dollars. He went on to say that US actions prompt dozens of countries to consider other options.

Below are some excerpts from the RT article from last year and then just a few added comments. I added the underline for emphasis.

An initiative to create a joint digital currency for BRICS countries and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) has been proposed by the Central Bank of Russia, according to its First Deputy Governor Olga Skorobogatova.

She said the issue of a common cryptocurrency for a number of countries is very promising, more than that for a single nation.

The participants of different economic events where I usually take part all come to the conclusion the issue of a virtual currency is not needed much by one country. First of all, it makes sense to discuss the cryptocurrency on the level of several countries such as BRICS and EEU. It makes sense to set one equivalent for all payments, Skorobogatova said at a Russian finance ministry meeting.

. . . . .

The introduction of a national digital currency seems to us not entirely justified from the point of view of macroeconomics, population said Skorobogatova.

. . . . . 

In September, the chief of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) Kirill Dmitriev said the BRICS finance committee was discussing a joint virtual currency for the five-nation bloc of developing economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa....


No automatic ticket for Ambode, others in Lagos Tinubu Newtelegraph

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday declared that the party will not give automatic ticket to any aspirants in the forthcoming 2019 elections, noting that all the aspirants will pass through a direct primary. He also disclosed that APC in Lagos State will elect all the partys candidates []

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Okowa, Four Other Governors Emerge Winners Of 2018 Good Governance Poll Urhobo Today


LAGOS AUGUST 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-The African Leadership Magazine UK, organizers of the annual Good Governance Poll in Nigeria have unveiled the list of winners in the just concluded Good Governance Poll.
The winners who shall be decorated and presented with the instruments of honour at the International Forum on African Leadership, on the 25th September, 2018 at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, were unveiled by the Publisher, Dr. Ken Giami in Abuja, Nigeria, after the editorial board concluded the collation of both offline and online votes across all the channels and platforms. The event with the theme: Peace, Security and Sustainable Development in Africa Our Home-grown Solutions, has as the keynote speaker, His Excellency, John Magugufuli, President of the Republic of Tanzania.
The winners are:
Mr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta State
Mr. Nyesome Wike, Rivers State
Malam Nasiru El-Rufai, Kaduna State,
Alh. Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, Gombe State
Alh. Ikinwumi Ambode, Lagos State
Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC
The Poll which...


Saraki dares Buhari over National Assembly siege Newtelegraph

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to set up an independent judicial panel of inquiry into the assault on the National Assembly by masked gunmen. Saraki made the demand on his Twitter handle on Tuesday morning. The very serious questions about last Tuesdays siege on the National []

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Voters Registration: Delta Govt Declares Thursday And Friday Public Holiday Urhobo Today

LAGOS AUGUST 14TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Delta State Governor Sen. Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, has declared Thursday 16th and Friday 17th August, 2018, public holidays to ensure public servants in the state participate fully in the ongoing voters registration exercise.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government Hon Festus Agas.
According to the statement, the declaration is informed by the fact that the ongoing voters registration exercise will terminate on Friday, 17th August, 2018.
It is expected that public officers who have not registered before now will take advantage of the work-free days to do so and ensure that they are not disenfranchised.
Similarly, officers that are yet to collect their permanent voters card should take advantage of the holidays to do so and conclude this important aspect of our political process.


Ending Police Brutality Starts With Firing Dangerous Cops "IndyWatch Feed War"

This week is the fourth anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri, and the protests that spread across the nation after that tragedy. In the years since Ferguson placed police behavior under the national microscope, confidence in the police has risen and plummeted. Overall mistrust in some communities is a constant, especially among African-Americans. And recent incidents of white people calling the police on black people for simply living their lives havent helped the situation. Our nation is in the midst of a volatile moment, and its crucial literally a matter of life and death that we identify how we got here and how we can get out. Im a former Salt Lake City police chief. I believe we should start with the officers. In the last four years, weve learned an undeniable truth: Americas police departments do not always hire and retain the best officers.


Yemeni Children Matter "IndyWatch Feed War"

Yemeni children (yeowatzup/CC BY 2.0)


Evwreni Kingdom Agog As Mama Osiobe Joins Her Ancestors At 102 Urhobo Today

Mama Esiobe

By Young Erhiurhoro
LAGOS AUGUST 14TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The remains of late Mrs. Dorcas Achediuwevwi Osiobe nee Erheromebe who died on the 24th of April, 2018 at the ripe age of 102 years was committed to mother earth on the 10th of August, 2018 in her home town of Unenurhie, Evwreni Kingdom in Ughelli North LGA of Delta state.
The funeral ceremonies which began with service of songs and night of tributes on August 9 at Mamas residence saw children, families, friends, members of the Anglican Church and the entire Unenurhie community in attendance.
The vicar of St. Marks Anglican, Unenurhie, Rev. Peter Atumremu who conducted the service of songs extolled the virtues of late Mrs. Osiobe as a generous and kind mother to the church and also to the community. He therefore advised all her children to emulate those adorable virtues, especially by holding strongly to the service of God and humanity. In his tribute to the life and times of the late Mrs. Osiobe, her younger half brother and also the head of the Erhomebe family, Chief Moses Avwenayeri Erheromebe have this to say of his late sister:
We are born of the same father but different mothers. But until my sister died, she never took me as a half brother as many Urhobo people do these days. She was a mother to me and that was why even my children called her until she died Mama-O...


Saraki Senate Presidency style treasonable APC Newtelegraph

For failing to reconvene the Senate as requested by the Presidency, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the leadership style of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki as treasonable. The party, which stated this in a statement issued in Abuja, however, said that the party would not spend any money to have the Senate []

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Akpabios Defection, Bad Omen for APC, Says Former Akwa Ibom Deputy Governor. OBLONG MEDIA

Senator Godswill Akpabios deputy while he was Akwa Ibom State governor,  Mr. Patrick Ekpotu has said the defection of his former More


Italy interferes (again) in Libyan politics, calls to postpone election, wants land for military base "IndyWatch Feed World"

This past week Italy, a country that committed innumerable crimes against humanity in Libya in the past with their fascist colonialism, has begun again to try and control the sovereign country of Libya. The reason Italy feels it can attempt this criminal move again is because the President of the US, Donald Trump, has put his imprimatur on Italy's desire to once again own the country of Libya and her assets. To that end, the Italian Ambassador to Libya made some statements that are not only out of his range of influence but also against the sovereign people of Libya. Giuseppe Perrone, Italy's Ambassador to Libya, called insistently for the Libyan elections, due to take place in December of this year, to be postponed. This man has no jurisdiction and no authority over the country of Libya. Yet, he has the hubris to dictate to the Libyan people because Trump has agreed for Italy to lead some so called "steering committee" in the Mediterranean regarding Libya. Also, adding to this slap in face of the Libyan people, Italy has requested to acquire land to build an Italian military base in Libya and is stating that some of the land in Tripoli belongs to Italy as it had been theirs during their occupation of Libya before 1969. Neither Trump nor Italy have the right to dictate to the Libyan people. Foreign intervention has caused all the trouble in Libya since 2011. These arrogant acts by Trump and the Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, prove that the USA and Italy are Zionists New World Order puppets The people of Libya suffered heinous crimes against humanity from 1923 through 1932 during which time Italy had taken over their country. The Italians could not conquer the tribes of the desert who were led by the great Omar Mukhtar so they resorted to horrible crimes against the people, using gas, starvation, razor wires across the desert, concentration camps etc., almost finishing a complete genocide of the Libyan people. Even after WWII, the Italians remained on Libyan soil, having stolen all of Libya's farm-able land and using Libyans as their slaves. Not until the 1969 bloodless coup/revolution of the great tribes of Libya did the Libyan people experience their freedom for the first time in most of their long 8000 year history. Moammar Ghadafi was appointed leader by the tribes and he immediately gave the people the land they had been working as slaves. He also raised Libya to the most developed country in Africa and brought his people out of darkness to learn and understand what it meant to be free, to live, to learn to achieve. All of this was of course destroyed by NATO and their phony false flag revolution in 2011.


Prof Nabofa: A Prototype Of Urhobo Culture Urhobo Today

Professor Nabofa

By Young Erhiurhoro
LAGOS AUGUST 13TH (URHOBOTODAY)-On Friday August 10, 2018, a heroic and iconic Uwheru personality, a Professor of Religious Studies, a thinker and philosopher of Urhobo Studies, a traditional diviner, a dedicated Rosicrucian and a man of many indescribable parts, late Professor Michael Young Nabofa, Ph.D, IRC, RME, FAR was peacefully laid to rest in his residence.
In fact, the Holy Writs, a book of standard and order of Christianity written for thousands of centuries ago, disclosed that, When a good man dies, the people mourn but when an evil man dies, the people rejoice. The same holy book said, Rejoice with them that rejoice and mourn with them that mourn. These are true aphorisms among many cultures around the world. This is also true of the Urhobo people in the western Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Truly, the late Professor Michael Young Nabofa was really good to his native Uwheru people and also to every person or group of people he associated with while on this earthly enclave. However, instead of his death to cause mourning to his people and those that knew him according to the words of the Bible, the people rejoiced and celebrated the peaceful passage of this man to the other side of the world. Well, an Iroko tree had fallen from Uwheru Kingdom, an entire library in Religious Studies had gone from the academic world, a...



Junaid Mohammed, Second Republic lawmaker, on Tuesday, lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over the tensed political atmosphere in the country. Mohammed, More



Electricity generation in Nigeria on Monday dropped to 2,684 megawatts, as there was decline in output from the hydropower plants More


Kano uncovers $1 million stashed in foreign account by Kwankwaso Newtelegraph

The Kano State Government has revealed how it discovered a sum of over $1 million allegedly paid by former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to a university in Ukraine where no Kano state student was studying. The shocking revelation was made by Dr. Hussaini Akilu Jarma, the governors Senior Special Assistant on Higher Education on Monday []

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Buhari has destroyed Nigeria beyond imagination in just three years Charlyboy attacks President. OBLONG MEDIA

Maverick entertainer and activist, Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari has destroyed Nigeria More


Restored Republic via a GCR Summary as of Aug 14, 2018 "IndyWatch Feed World"

Restored Republic via a GCR Summary as of Aug 14, 2018

Compiled 14 Aug. 7:30 am EST by Judy Byington, MSW, LCSW, ret. CEO, Child Abuse Recovery, Author, Twenty Two Faces, Byingtons Before Its News articles on a Cabal Vatican-sponsored international pedophile Child Trafficking Ring:

Source: Dinar Chronicles

The below is a summary of information from the Internet. It would be up to the individual reader to decide whether or not it is valid. Patience is a Virtue. Having Virtue is a sign of a good moral being. Good moral beings have the power to overcome evil and change the world.

Summary as of early Tues. Aug. 14:

1. In late March 2018 Trump returned the US to the gold-standard (USN) by reverting Nixons Executive Order via introduction of the HR 5404 bill. Public disclosure of the gold-standard (USN) would occur after GESARA was announced.

2. Bruce: The new ISX (replacing the Forex) was opened on Mon. Aug. 4 and trading international platforms.

3. Bruce: Last Mon. Aug. 6 there were mini transfers of billions of dollars to Tier 3.

4. Bruce: Since Mon. Aug. 6 Tiers 3 & 4 were being paid out on the new Quantum System (but not as yet made liquid).

5. The SWIFT monetary system was believed to have ended Aug. 7 internationally, with the new CHIPS system kicking in on Aug. 8.

6. Intel Report: Trump's official signing of the ZIDERA amendment bill was announced Wed. Aug. 8. This meant that all Zimbabwe bond notes would be converted into legal tender (1 Zim Note to $1 US Dollar) and that the RV may now legally begin.


Why the PDP Is Ten Times Better Than the APC, By Femi Aribisala. OBLONG MEDIA

We have now had three-and-a-half years of APC rule. We have now seen what APCs change actually entails. We are More


Yemeni Children Matter "IndyWatch Feed War"

Bomb that killed Yemeni children in a school bus is identified as made in USA by Raytheon

Bomb that killed Yemeni children in a school bus is identified as made in USA by Raytheon

By David Swanson, August 13, 2018

Weve been given a rare opportunity. While the United States military has slaughtered innocents by the hundreds of thousands in the Middle East over the past couple of decades, almost never have U.S. television viewers seen images of the victims, in particular images of them alive just moments before death rained down on them.

Now we have video footage of dozens of little boys on a bus less than an hour before U.S.-made Raytheon bombs murdered many of them, wounded others, and traumatized survivors.

As with a racist police murder, what is rare here is not the crime but the video. This bus was bombed by the U.S.-Saudi alliance. The weapons used by Saudi Arabia are U.S. weapons. The U.S. military aids the Saudis in targeting and refuels their U.S.-made airplanes in midair, so that the bombing need never cease. This was a bus full of little boys in the middle of a crowded market. The tens of thousands of people who attended the boys funeral are certain to have recognized the crime of mass murder.

Dozens of U.S. Senators recognized the outrage months before it happened, because its one blip in an ongoing mass-murdering forever-war. Back in March, numerous Senators took to the floor of the U.S. Senate and denounced ongoing U.S. participation in this war. I wrote at that time:

The facts of the matter were presented very clearly in the debate by numerous U.S. senators from both parties. They denounced war lies as lies. They pointed out the horrendous damage, the deaths, the injuries, the starv...


Malta says Aquarius rescue ship can dock, migrants to be shared "IndyWatch Feed War"

Malta on Tuesday said it agreed to let the Aquarius humanitarian ship dock in one of its ports and disembark 141 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya last week, ending a European standoff over who should accept the ship.

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Malta will be making a concession allowing the vessel to enter its ports, despite having no legal obligation to do so, a government statement said.

Malta will serve as a logistical base and all of the reportedly 141 migrants on board will be distributed amongst France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain, it said.

The government also pointed out that a further 114 migrants were rescued at sea and brought to Malta on Monday. Sixty of them will be distributed among other EU member states.


Reporting by Chris Scicluna, writing by Steve Scherer


Khamenei blames Rouhani for economic crisis in Iran "IndyWatch Feed War"

Irans supreme leader on Monday accused President Hassan Rouhanis government of mismanagement, after a string of angry public protests over the dire state of the economy.

Ayatollah Ali Khameneis statement was an apparent attempt to deflect public anger over the plunging worth of the rial the currency has lost about half of its value since April and wider economic woes due to tough new US sanctions on Tehran.

More than the sanctions, economic mismanagement is putting pressure on ordinary Iranians I do not call it betrayal but a huge mistake in management, Khamenei said.

The leaders speech adds to the growing pressure on Irans beleaguered government. Aside from the economic concerns, footage of protests indicates a more fundamental dissatisfaction with the regime, with chants of slogans such as death to the dictator and demands for an end to Irans costly regional interventions in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen while Iranians suffer economic pain.

The blame against Rouhani comes at a time when US sanctions have once again hit. (AFP/File)

The Iranian leader also ruled out any talks with the US, following last weeks reimposition of sanctions after President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 deal aimed at curbing Irans nuclear program.

Thousands of Iranians have protested in recent weeks against sharp rises in the prices of some food items, a lack of jobs and state corruption.

The rial has lost about half of its value since April in anticipation of the renewed US sanctions, driven mainly by heavy demand for dollars among ordinary Iranians trying to protect their savings.

Meanwhile, Iran on Monday unveiled a next generation short-range ballistic missile. State broadcaster IRIB said the new Fateh Mobin missile had successfully passed its tests and could strike targets on land and sea. Previous versions of the missile had a range of about 200 to 300 kilometers.

Theodore Karasik, a security analyst and senior adviser to Gulf State Analytics in Washington, said Iran was developing a robust defense industry despite the countrys severe economic problems.

The missile is launched from a mobile launcher that provides for denial and deception tactics to hide such launchers from overhead surveillance much like the Houthi militias are doing in Yemen, he said.

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Trump says militarism first, workers a poor second "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 13 August 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

Trump: Military Might More Important Than Jobs

What if military might *wasnt* more important than jobs? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss.

The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to give the military $716 billion for 2019, approving one of the biggest defense budgets in modern American history despite concerns from some economists and lawmakers about the rapidly rising federal deficit.

The 2019 military budget, approved by an 85-to-10 vote, gives Americas armed forces an $82 billion increase from 2017. The military has called the additional funding necessary to improve its ability to respond to international crises, while critics say Congress should not be giving a significant boost to spending at the Defense Department at a moment of relatively diminished U.S. military involvement around the globe. About 17 percent of Americas $4 trillion federal budget goes to the military, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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Lavrov in Ankara to talk Syria and 4 Party Summit "IndyWatch Feed War"


 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Ankara yesterday for talks that will continue today to discuss issues related to Syria.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement yesterday that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov would visit Ankara on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the four-way meeting with his Turkish counterpart.

The statement also said that a four-way Syria summit "is planned in the upcoming future," with the leaders of Russia, France, Turkey and Germany attending. The summit is of great significance as the four countries have taken an initiative to resolve regional issues at a fragile time.

The summit was first announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 28 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he attended the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. Erdogan underlined that the four countries will take up a wide-ranging set of issues, including Iraq. The summit focusing on Syria and the wider region will be held in Istanbul on Sept. 7 with participation of the most senior representatives from Turkey, Russia, France a nd Germany.
Erdogan at a BRICS summit announcing a meeting of parties opposed to Iranian sanctions.
Wrap your mind around that and tell me it's not connected to the "economic terrorism" (hattip Scott @ Willy Loman) being waged against Turkey most harshly. But also Russia.

The four countries are also known to have been opposing the sanctions of the United States on Iran. Turkey, Russia and the European Union are against severing economic ties with Iran.


The Uyghur Militant Threat: China Cracks Down and Mulls Policy Changes "IndyWatch Feed World"

China, responding to United Nations criticism, academic and media reports, and an embarrassing court case in Kazakhstan, has come closer to admitting that it has brutally cracked down on the strategic north-western province of Xinjiang in what it asserts is a bid to prevent the kind of mayhem that has wracked countries like Syria and Libya.

The Chinese Communist Partys Global Times charged in its Chinese and English editions that the criticism and reports were aimed at stirring trouble and destroying hard-earned stability in Xinjiang, Chinas gateway to Central Asia and home to its Turkic Uyghur and ethnic minority Central Asian Muslim communities.

The crackdown, involving introduction of the worlds most intrusive surveillance state and the indefinite internment of large numbers of Muslims in re-education camps, is designed to quell potential Uyghur nationalist and religious sentiment and prevent blowback from militants moving to Central Asias borders with China after the Islamic State and other jihadist groups lost most of their territorial base in Iraq and Syria.

Concern that national and religious sentiment and/or militancy could challenge Chinas grip on Xinjiang, home to 15  percent of its proven oil reserves, 22  per cent of its gas reserves, and 115 of the 147 raw materials found in the Peoples Republic as well as part of its nuclear arsenal, has prompted Beijing to consider a more interventionist policy in the Middle East and Central and South Asia in contradiction to its principle of non-interference in the affairs of others.

The Global Times asserted that the security situation in Xinjiang had been turned around and terror threats spreading from there to other provinces of China are also being eliminated. Peaceful and stable life has been witnessed again in all of Xinjiang Xinjiang has been salvaged from the verge of massive turmoil. It has avoided the fate of becoming Chinas Syria or Chinas Libya, the paper said.

Five Chinese mining engineers were wounded last week in a suicide attack in the troubled Pakistan province of Balochistan, a key node in the US$ 50 billion plus China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) intended to link the strategic port of Gwadar with Xinjiang and fuel economic development in the Chinese region. The attack was claimed by the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) rather than Uyghurs.

The Global Times...


Yemen: Fake News in Americas Mainstream Outlets "IndyWatch Feed War"

Eric Zuesse On Friday, August 10th, CNN headlined Saudi-led strike kills dozens of children on school field trip in Yemen and reported as if the United States doesnt have any important role to play in targeting and supplying the bombs and missiles for what the news-report refers to as the Saudi-led coalition. It even says at 0:15 in the video, Saudi Arabia, through air strikes, leads the coalition, including the UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, and Sudan and doesnt even mention there the main party, other than the royal Saud family the U.S. Government itself which provides not only detailed authorization of each target but also the weapons and the training on how theyre used. The accompanying printed CNN news-article says nothing at all about the U.S. Governments involvement until the very end of the article, where a U.S. propagandist is quoted: After the strike, the United States, which largely supports the coalitions campaign, issued a statement. US military support to our partners mitigates noncombatant casualties, said Pentagon spokeswoman Rebecca Rebarich, according to the statement.


Europe must stand behind Canada in Saudi row or risk its own values "IndyWatch Feed War"

In its response to Ottawas row with Saudi Arabia, the EU is repeating past mistakes


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The Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland, left, with prime minister Justin Trudeau, has called for the release of Samar Badawi, a leading Saudi womens rights activist

Saudi Arabias reaction was swift last week when Canadas foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, called in a tweet for the release of Samar Badawi, a leading Saudi womens rights activist. It dumped assets, expelled the Canadian ambassador and told the 10,000 Saudi students studying in Canada to pack their bags.

This was a test case for the wests commitment to defending human rights activists in semi-democratic and authoritarian countries. But instead of standing up for Canada, Europe backed away from a Nato ally and a country that recently forged a major trade deal with the EU.

A spokesperson for the EUs foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Brussels was seeking clarification from the Saudi authorities about Ms Badawis arrest. The UK said both Canada and Saudi Arabia are close partners and urged restraint during the current situation. Britain and Saudi Arabia recently set a target of $90bn in trade and investment deals over the next decade.

From Germany there was silence. Berlin had its fingers burnt last year when Sigmar Gabriel, the former foreign minister, criticised Saudi Arabias adventurism in Lebanon and Yemen. Since then, Daimler, Siemens, Deutsche Bank and other companies have been cold-shouldered by Riyadh.

As it did before the Arab uprisings of 2011, the EU is putting economic interests and stability before human rights and the rule of law.

Take Iran. The EU is determined to save the nuclear deal that Mr Trump has disowned. His recent decision to impose new sanctions on Iran has horrified the Europeans. Their fear is that hardliners will become emboldened and walk away from a nuclear deal that had put the non-proliferation regime back on the agenda.

Meanwhile, inside Iran there is increasing...


Revolution in Aspen "IndyWatch Feed War"

Raheel Raza with Dr. Tawfik Hamid at the Aspen meeting of progressive Muslims (Photo: Clarion Project)Clarions Raheel Raza with Dr. Tawfik Hamid at the Aspen meeting of progressive Muslims (Photo: Clarion Project)

A revolution in Aspen, Colorado took place August 8, 2018.

The event was a meeting of modern Muslim minds titled Reform in a Politically Correct World. I would be understating this to say that it was mind blowing.

Hosted by the JCC (Jewish Community Centre) and CCAT (Canadian Coalition Against Terrorism) with generous donors, it was attended by over 250 people who were informed, well read and curious.

However they had never experienced or heard anything like this.

Since 9/11, there have been many conferences held on progressive Islam and reform by moderate Muslims. Unfortunately their message and voices have been drowned out by the hysterical din of the Islamist narrative which attracts mainstream media like a bee to honey.

Added to these voices of jihad-ism, are the other Islamist culprits like Linda Sarsour, Siraj Wahhaj, CAIR and more promoting a victim ideology and Islamophobia supported by the regressive left and politically correct leaders.

In this atmosphere of denial, the gathering in Aspen was unique in every way, and something shifted on that day.

What made this meeting so different and electrifying?

To begin with, the participants came from diverse backgrounds and showed the spectrum of diversity within the Muslim world. Syrians, Yemenis, Bangladeshis, Egyptians and Pakistanis all on one platform. Despite different opinions, varied organizations and nationalities, the binding factor for all of us was that we mutually embrace the values of a liberal democracy, gender equality,...


Ron Paul: Trump versus his own administration? "IndyWatch Feed World"

Are President Trump's senior cabinet members working against him? It's hard not to conclude that many of the more hawkish neocons that Trump has (mistakenly, in my view) appointed to top jobs are actively working to undermine the president's stated agenda. Especially when it seems Trump is trying to seek dialogue with countries the neocons see as adversaries needing to be regime-changed. Remember just as President Trump was organizing an historic summit meeting with Kim Jong-Un, his National Security Advisor, John Bolton, nearly blew the whole thing up by making repeated references to the "Libya model" and how it should be applied to North Korea. As if Kim would jump at the chance to be bombed, overthrown, and murdered at the hands of a US-backed mob! It seems that Trump's appointees are again working at cross-purposes to him. Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that he was invoking a 1991 US law against the use of chemical weapons to announce yet another round of sanctions on Russia over what he claims is Putin's involvement in the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK. The alleged poisoning took place in March and only now did the State Department make its determination that Russia was behind it and thus subject to the 1991 sanction law. Was there new information that came to light that pointed to Russian involvement? According to a State Department briefing there was none. The State Department just decided to take the British government's word for it. Where do we get authority to prosecute Russia for an alleged crime committed in the UK, by the way?


APCll win Abia in 2019, says Kalu Newtelegraph

A former governor of Abia State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Dr. Orji Kalu, yesterday said the APC will win the state governorship election in 2019. Kalu, who spoke in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja, said: The APC will win in []

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Scientists track the speed of death as it moves through a cell "IndyWatch Feed World"

For the first time ever, scientists have witnessed death itself moving through a cell and have measured its speed. The revolutionary finding could hold potential for the future treatment of cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Scientists from the Stanford University School of Medicine witnessed the wave-like motion of cell death and published their groundbreaking findings in the journal Science. The team found signals that trigger death to travel through cells in a domino-like effect, at a rate of three micrometers per minute. A micrometer is equal to one-millionth of a meter. These signals trigger apoptosis, a type of cell suicide or programmed cell death (PCD). It is the most understood form of cell death and is used by the human body to get rid of old or damaged cells. "This work is another example of how nature makes use of these trigger waves - things that most biologists have never heard of - over and over again," biochemist James Ferrell said. "It is a recurring theme in cell regulation. I bet we'll start to see it in textbooks soon." Scientists used the egg of an African clawed frog, which is a single, large cell, to conduct the experiment. After removing the cytoplasm and placing it in a tube, they then initiated apoptosis and used a fluorescent green protein that glows when apoptosis occurs.


Berto Jongman: Did Israel Murder or Sell into Pedophilia Slavery Yemenite Children Who Entered Israel? "IndyWatch Feed War"

Berto Jongman

State told to release 300,000 unpublished files on missing Yemenite children

Justice Minister Shaked orders police documents be produced; calls on two health and welfare organizations to publish any material they have

Disputed by scholars and seemingly refuted by three state commissions that examined the affair and concluded that most of the children had died, the case has kept resurfacing, not least because most of the families were not given their childrens bodies or informed of their burial places.


Inside Namibia's HIV success story "IndyWatch Feed World"

Facing one of the world's highest HIV prevalence rates, Namibia has become the first African country to have more than three-quarters of its affected population virally suppressed.


Exclusive: NM Compounds Links to Al-Qaeda "IndyWatch Feed War"

The New Mexico compound where cultish Islamist extremists were found; inset: American imam and al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki (Photo: Clarion Project)The New Mexico compound where cultish Islamist extremists were found; inset: American imam and al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki (Photo: Clarion Project)

At least one of the women at the Islamist cult compound in New Mexico had links to al-Qaeda in that she was a big fan of al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, according to a public account from a Muslim activist and reports from sources who spoke to Clarion Projects Clarion Intelligence Network.

One woman also reportedly claimed to be the mahdi, a figure in Islamic end times prophecy who is supposed to join forces with Jesus to win a final apocalyptic war that ends with global Islamic rule.

Anwar al-Awlaki was an American imam who was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen in 2011. He became al-Qaedas biggest recruiter because of his English-language, digital magazine Inspire that provided instructions used for carrying out terrorist attacks like the Boston Marathon bombing, among other items of inspiration.

One source recalled seeing Imam Siraj Wahhaj, whose children and family members resided at the New Mexico compound, preach at the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Virginia when it was run by Anwar al-Awlaki.


Female Cult Leader

Since the story about the jihadi compound in New Mexico broke, the media has focused mainly on Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, the son of the Brooklyn-based Imam Siraj Wahhaj, who abducted his son, denied him his prescribed medication and performed an Islamic exorcism-type ritual on him. The boy, named Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj, is believed to have died in February.

However, several sources say that Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was not the ideological leader of the cult that housed themselves at the compound.

The actual leader was most likely a woman from Haiti named Jany Leveille, who cult members called Maryam (or Mary), a name adopted to equate her with a modern incarnation of the mother of Jesus. She is the second wife of Siraj Ibn Wahhaj.

In 2017, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj went on a trip to Saudi Arabia. W...


Israel and Hamas reportedly near truce after days of relative quiet "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jerusalem official quoted as saying Gaza ceasefire virtually done, as defense minister mulls lifting border restrictions

A picture taken on August 9, 2018 shows people inspecting the rubble of a cultural center following an Israeli air strike on Gaza City. (AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS)
A picture taken on August 9, 2018 shows people inspecting the rubble of a cultural center following an Israeli air strike on Gaza City. (AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS)

Israel and Hamas are reportedly on the verge of reaching a ceasefire agreement following a lull in fighting after a major flareup last week that saw the sides on the cusp of a full-scale military confrontation.

An Israeli official told the Los Angeles Times that a deal with the terror group that rules the Strip is virtually done.

There was no official Israeli confirmation of progress toward a deal, but senior defense officials are set to discuss easing a closure of the Palestinian enclave later Tuesday.

Israeli and Hamas officials have reportedly been engaged in intensive efforts via Egypt and the UN in recent weeks to reach a long-term deal to return calm to the restive border region in exchange for easing restrictions on the Strip. Last week a Hamas official predicted a truce would be inked by the end of the month.

Israel has officially been mum on the talks with Hamas, which Jerusalem and others label a terrorist group.

Last week, Hamas announced it had reached an Egyptian- and UN-brokered ceasefire agreement with Israel, after a day in which dozens of rockets and mortar shells rained down on southern Israel and the military responded with extensive airstrikes.

Jerusalem officially denied that a deal had been reached, but the days since Hamas announcement have seen a significant decrease in violence in Gaza.

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman is set to...


Yemeni children killed by United States bomb "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 13 August 2018 video says about itself:

Yemeni Children Massacred With US-Made Bomb

Thousands have gathered in Yemen for the funerals of the 51 people killed in a Saudi-UAE-US military alliance airstrike, including 40 children traveling on a school bus. Even after a Raytheon-made MK-82 bomb was found in the wreckage, Defense Secretary James Mattis told said that the US is not engaged in the civil war. We are joined from Sanaa by journalist Nasser Arrabayee.

This 13 August 2018 video from the USA says about itself:

MSNBC Finally Covers US-Backed Slaughter Of Children In Yemen


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COMESA to Mediate Kenya, Zambia Trade Dispute
14 AUG, 2018 - 00:08
NAIROBI. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) plans to mediate between Kenya and Zambia trade dispute, officials said yesterday.

Francis Mageni, COMESA Director for Trade Customs, told journalists in Nairobi that Zambia has prevented milk and palm oil exports from Kenya over health standards and rules of origins respectively.

We are working closely with officials from Kenya and Zambia in order to resolve the issue in order to promote intra-regional trade, Mageni said during the Fourth COMESA Heads of Customs Sub-Committee meeting.

Mageni said Zambia has rejected milk imports from Kenya because it contains a total bacteria count beyond the maximum levels permitted in Zambia.

It has been argued by Kenya that whatever the bacterial count, milk that has gone through the ultra heat treatment (UHT) kills all pathogens making it safe for human consumption, Mageni added.

In order to unlock the trade impasse, scientists from the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization have also been consulted to determine if Kenyas milk is safe for Zambian consumers.

The director said that whether the trade dispute will be resolved hinges on the COMESA member states but there is no set deadline.

Timelines are good to gauge progress or achieve results but there are certain things if you fix timelines you set up yourself for failure, he added.

The COMESA official said that Zambia officials have already being invited to inspect the safety of Kenyas milk value chain in order to find a holistic solution.

Zambia has also imposed restrictions on Kenyan palm oil exports because it doubts whether they have enough local content to get preferential access into the Zambia market.

Mageni said that COMESA has facilitated Zambian officials to visit Kenyan palm oil production facilities to confirm if the edible oils are produced in Kenya.

He said the trading bloc has managed to eliminate over 150 Non Tariff Barriers (NTB) between the member states over the past two decades.

He noted that the most difficult NTBs to remove is where influential players who own industries encourage their government to put in place barriers that will...


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Ayatollah Khamenei: No Negotiations with Cheating, Bullying US
Mon Aug 13, 2018 09:20AM

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei addresses a group of ordinary Iranians at a meeting in Tehran, Aug. 13, 2018. (Photo by IRNA)

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the Islamic Republic will not enter into new negotiations with the United States due to cheating and bullying nature of its government.

Speaking in a meeting with a large group of Iranian people in Tehran on Monday, Ayatollah Khamenei dismissed talks with the US after President Trump called for direct negotiations with Tehran, saying Washington is only after concessions.

In a clear reference to US President Donald Trump's withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal with Iran, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Leader said, Why should we sit for negotiations with a bullying [and] cheating regime, which negotiates like this?

Trump pulled the US out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May, and said that he plans to reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose "the highest level" of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.

Under the deal, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.

Elaborating on Trump's offer of direct talks with Iranian officials, Ayatollah Khamenei said, Of course, they act upon a threadbare and worthless political game in this regard; one of them says [they want negotiations with Iran] without any preconditions, the other one sets preconditions.

Unlike what some people may think in the country, Americans request for negotiations is nothing new and has been repeated many times during the past 40 years, but has been met with Iran's negative answer. Even then American president, Reagan, who was more powerful than the current ones, in the famous case of McFarlane, sent him secretly to Tehran for negotiations, but he returned without any results 24 hours later.

They have a special formula for negotiations, which must be understood and then this question must be answered that will any wise person enter into negotia...


Montenegro accuses ex-CIA officer of plotting coup with Russia to overthrow the government "IndyWatch Feed World"

Prosecutors in Montenegro have demanded the arrest of former CIA officer Joseph Assad, accusing him of involvement in an alleged 2016 Russian-backed plot to overthrow the government and block the country's inclusion in NATO. Assad - an Egyptian-American who came to the US in 1990 before serving as a counterterrorism specialist in the CIA, has denied the charges, claiming that he was in Montenegro to provide personal security advice to a political consultant from the west. He has asked that the US reject any extradition request. "This is a deception campaign against a loyal American who had no role in any crimes or coup in Montenegro," Assad said in a statement issued on Saturday through his lawyer, reports The Guardian.


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40 Yemeni Children Killed in Saudi-led Strike on Yemeni Bus: ICRC
Tue Aug 14, 2018 09:24AM

The picture taken on August 13, 2018 shows Yemeni boys demonstrating outside the offices of the United Nations in Sanaa to denounce a recent Saudi-led airstrike that killed dozens, including children, in the northwestern province of Saada. (By Reuters)

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says 40 children were among 51 civilians recently killed during a Saudi airstrike on a school bus in northwestern Yemen.

In a new toll on Tuesday, the ICRC said that 56 children were also among the 79 people wounded in Thursdays strike on Saada Province, one of the deadliest attacks on civilians in the three-year-old Saudi-led war.

The children were returning from a trip organized by a religious seminary when the bus came under attack. Images later circulated online, showing pieces of a US-made bomb on the scene

Over the past days, Yemeni cities have been the scene of protests against the new Saudi crime.

Thousands of mourners attended a funeral procession for many of the dead children in Saadas provincial capital of the same name on Monday, venting their anger against Riyadh and Washington.

The crowd held pictures of the children and chanted slogans against Saudi Arabia and its ally and key arms supplier, the United States.

The Supreme Revolutionary Committee of Yemen has held the US -- the main weapons supplier to the Riyadh regime -- responsible for the carnage.

The UNICEF, the United Nations children fund, called the carnage the single biggest attack.

The Saudi-led coalition however described the attack as legitimate, with coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki even claiming that the strikes conformed to international and humanitarian laws.

Geert Cappelaere, the regional director in the Middle East and North Africa at UNICEF, has said there is no excuse for the continued complacency towards the war on Yemen.

The United Nations Security Council has called for a credible and transparent investigation into the airstrike.

The Al Saud regime along w...


Rabaa: The massacre that ended the Arab Spring "IndyWatch Feed War"


What you need to know about the Rabaa massacre, five years on


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Iranian Economic Delegation Discusses Joint Agreements with Syria
14 August 2018

Damascus, SANA- A meeting embracing a number of figures who are interested in the economic issues in Syria and an economic Iranian delegation was held Monday to discuss the reality of the bilateral cooperation agreements between the two countries and the mechanisms to activate and develop them.

During the meeting , held at Damascus-based Dama Rose Hotel, both sides underlined the necessity to develop and activate the agreements signed between the two countries and to put them within a long-term strategic agreement that will be as a comprehensive framework for all the agreements in a way that would contribute to upgrading economic relations between the two sides.

Participants in the meeting also tackled the reality of customs cooperation, calling for reducing the period of customs clearance to facilitate the arrival of goods as soon as possible and to reduce the costs.

The meeting also dealt with means to expand domains of trade exchange between the two countries to include new types of products in a way that would achieve an increase in the rate of bilateral exchange.

The participation in expos organized by the two sides and the mechanism to establish permanent centers for national products in both countries were also on the table.

The meeting touched upon ways to enhance the investment cooperation between the two countries and to benefit from the experiences of the Iranian companies in the domain of construction, in addition to issues related to all domains of industrial, agricultural and cultural cooperation between the two sides.

R. Jazaeri/


The Rabaa massacre five years on: Doctors haunted by memories of victims burnt alive "IndyWatch Feed War"


Five years later, doctors recount horrors of the bloodiest day in Egypt's revolution


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International Media Delegation Inspects Reality of Liberated Areas
14 August 2018

Damascus, SANA- A media delegation embracing 47 journalists representing international media outlets on Monday visited Jdeidet Yabous border crossing and they inspected the reality of work at the temporary housing center which receives the displaced Syrians who return to the homeland and they inspected the medical and food services provided to them.

The delegation is visiting Syria to inspect the reality of the liberated areas and the services provided by the state to guarantee the return of the displaced.

Members of the delegation toured Yelda town in Eastern Ghouta, and they inspected the restoration works at the schools and the clinics in the city, in addition to visiting the health center and inspecting the services it provides to citizens.

Education Minister Hazwan al-Waz briefed the delegation on the taken measures for the restoration of schools at the areas liberated by the Syrian Arab army before the beginning of the new schoolyear to be able to receive the largest possible number of students at schools.

The delegation also visited the temporary housing center in al-Harjala and the complex of schools.

Al-Hirjala Mayor Abdul-Rahman al-Khatib who supervises the temporary housing center told journalists that the center currently embraces 700 persons, and tomorrow it will receive 1500 persons as the number and the number of the received people will reach 7,000  from the locals of Kefraya and al-Fouaa and all their needs will be guaranteed.

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Saudi Terror Bombings, US, UK, French Weapons Fuel Mass Slaughter in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

Source By Stephen Lendman, Saudi/UAE terror-bombing a bus in Yemens northern Saada province Thursday was the latest mass atrocity in the country. According to an updated ICRC body count, 51 Yemeni civilians were killed, including 40 children 79 others injured, including 56 children. When terror-bombed, the bus was heading home from a picnic. The []


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Five Drones Downed Near Hmeimim Airbase in Lattakia
14 August 2018

Lattakia, SANA- Five drones launched towards the Russian military base in Hmeimim Airport in Lattakia province were downed on Monday evening.

SANA reporter in Lattakia said that the drones were destroyed in air at a safe distance from the airbase without any causalities or material damage in the area.

R. Jazaeri/


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Two Citizens Martyred in IED Blast in Homs Countryside
13 August 2018

Homs, SANA- Two citizens were martyred in a blast of an IED of terrorists remnants in the area surrounding Sneisel village in Homs northern countryside.

SANAs reporter said that an IED from the remnants of the terrorists went off, causing the martyrdom of two citizens in a farmland in the area surrounding Sneisel village in Homs northern countryside.



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Taliban Blindsides U.S. Forces with Surprise Afghan Offensive
In this Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, photo, Afghan security personnel patrol in the city of Ghazni province west of Kabul, Afghanistan. A Taliban assault on Ghazni, a key city linking areas of Taliban influence barely 75 miles from Kabul.

By Carlo Muoz
The Washington Times
Monday, August 13, 2018

The Taliban is on the verge of dramatically expanding its control over southern and eastern Afghanistan in a surprise offensive that has caught Afghan and American forces off guard and thrown a vexing new wrench into the Trump administrations strategy for ending the nearly 17-year-old war there.

The Afghan Defense Ministry said Monday a Taliban assault on the city of Ghanzi a key provincial capital linking other areas under the Islamic militant groups control just 75 miles southeast of Kabul has killed roughly 100 Afghan security forces and some 20 civilians over the past three days.

While the Afghan forces, backed by U.S. and NATO advisors, claimed Monday night to have retained control of central Ghanzi, local reports indicated Taliban fighters still held pockets of the city and had simultaneously swept in and taken over most of the surrounding provinces rural areas.

Analysts said the development has underscored the Talibans capability for a resurgence in Afghanistan and will likely increase the groups political leverage over peace talks with U.S. officials that the Trump administration has quietly been trying to get off the ground.

Should the Taliban ultimately wrestle Ghazni away from Afghan security forces, it would mark the first major district center to fall to the group since it captured the northern Afghan city of Kunduz in 2015.

When President Trump introduced his administrations new strategy for Afghanistan on Aug. 21, 2017 a plan based on increasing military pressure to push the Taliban into a peace negotiation he said his instinct was actually to withdraw American forces from the war zone entirely.

With the current developments as a backdrop, some wonder whether the president will be able to resist pulling the plug...


U.S. is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

U.S. is Complicit in Child Slaughter in Yemen By Kathy Kelly On August 9, a U.S.-supported Saudi airstrike bombed a bus carrying schoolchildren in Saada, a city in northern Yemen. The New York Times reported that the students were on a recreational trip. According to the Saada health department, the attack killed at least forty-three people. According to []


Netanyahu met Sisi in secret visit to Egypt: Israeli media reports "IndyWatch Feed War"


According to Channel 10, the Israeli PM met with the Egyptian president in May to discuss a ceasefire with Gaza


JUST IN: No date for National Assembly reconvening Saraki, Dogara Newtelegraph

The leadership of the National Assembly has said no date has been for the reconvening of the Senate and the House of Representatives to consider the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) 2019 elections budget request forwarded by President Muhammadu Buhari. This was contained in a joint statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu and Turaki Hassan, media []

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Another man shot dead in Ado-Ekiti Newtelegraph

Assassins struck again late yesterday, killing another man said to be in his late thirties around Okeyinmi area of Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti State. It was gathered that the gunmen had traced their target and eventually shot him at close range at a junction close to the end of the newly constructed overhead bridge at []

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Musa scores winner in debut Newtelegraph

  Ahmed Musa yesterday made a dream start to life at his new club Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia scoring the winner against Al Jazira of the United Arab Emirates in the Arab Club Championship. The match at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi, was just five minutes when midfielder Yahya Al Shehri drew the []

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Sani: Kaduna APC, NWC on collision course Newtelegraph

BABA NEGEDU reports on the controversy over the suspension slammed on the senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, by the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which has been lifted by the national leadership of the party   Except something is done and urgently too by the national leaders of the All Progressives []

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Okowa to Makarfi: Im neutral in PDP presidential race Newtelegraph

Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, yesterday, declared his neutral posture in the jostle for presidential ticket under the the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform. The governor urged the immediate past national chairman of the party and former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, who came to consult him on his presidential ambition in Asaba, []

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EFCC didnt recover N21bn, 400 guns from Dauras home DSS Newtelegraph

The Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday, said no raid operation has been carried out at the home of its former Director-General, Mr. Lawal Daura, since his sack last week. There were reports that a search conducted on Dauras Katsina and Abuja homes, had culminated in the recovery of N21 billion, 400 assorted arms, as []

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Appeal Court halts arrest of INEC chairman Newtelegraph

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division yesterday stopped the execution of the warrant of arrest issued against the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, by Justice Stephen Pam of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Justice Pam, drafted from the Taraba Division, is hearing the contempt proceeding based on a fiat granted []

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Buharis place in our history Newtelegraph

  Here is a man that has told Nigerians the truth about our nation. Unfortunately, some of us misunderstood him from the onset, but now the reality is staring on our faces. President Muhammadu Buhari came into an empty administration, no basic policy on issues. Boko Haram was the one that shook the country to []

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Moses confident of starting shirt against Arsenal Newtelegraph

Super Eagles winger, Victor Moses believes hes working seriously hard to earn a starting shirt ahead of Chelseas game against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. The Nigerian international who came on from the bench to replace Pedro in the Blues 3-0 whitewash of Huddersfield on Saturday, played an integral part under former manager, Antonio []

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Tweaking aviation business model to stay afloat Newtelegraph

To pare down their colossal operating costs, Nigerian carriers must restructure operations and eliminate complexity. WOLE SHADARE writes     Adaptation One of the major problems of Nigerian carriers is the inability to tweak their operations when the model they start with appears not to be working. Yes, no airline goes into service with the []

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Indian rupee hits record low of 70 to the dollar "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Indian rupee hit a record low of 70 to the dollar on Tuesday as emerging market currencies are sold off by investors spooked by the Turkish financial crisis.

The under-pressure rupee touched 70.09 briefly during mid-morning trade as fears grow that the plight of Turkeys lira will spread to other emerging countries.

The under-pressure currency touched the psychologically important mark during mid-morning Tuesday trade. (AFP)

South Africa, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil and Russia have all seen their currencies slip over the past week because, like Turkey, they remain heavily dependent on foreign capital, especially the dollar.

The rupee has been on a downward spiral throughout 2018 after starting the year at 63.67.

India is a massive net importer of oil, securing more than two-thirds of its needs from abroad.

Analysts say the high crude prices are squeezing the Indian currency, making it less appealing to investors.

The fall in the rupee is leading to a widening of Indias current account deficit, when the value of imports exceeds the value of exports, they say.



(Video) X22 Report -- Episode 1637: The Central Bank Illusion is Falling Apart | Pieces of the Puzzle are Coming Together "IndyWatch Feed World"

Published on Aug 13, 2018

UK housing home values have now declined for five consecutive months in a row. The real estate bubbles around the world are popping. The entire central bank economic recovery illusion is now coming to an end, the economy will continue to deteriorate and eventually collapse. The economy is falling apart and and Kim Dot Com has a warning to everyone, get out of the dollar and put your money into cryptocurrency and gold. The Emerging markets are breaking down and the Fed might not raise rates anytime soon.

Published on Aug 13, 2018

Peter Strzok has been fired. Omarosa says she has recordings of Trump saying the N word but this story is starting to fall apart. This entire show that we are watching might be a plan to trap the deep state and the MSM. A 2011 report from FB shows that they believe they can change public opinion during elections, so maybe it really wasn't the Russians that alters elections. Most of the illegal children that come to America do not have parents that came with them so they were never separated from their parents. Senior Taliban leader says the peace talks are going very well. The explosive device in Yemen was American made. Q drops more breadcrumbs and the pieces to the puzzle are coming together. The deep state is panic mode and they are being setup right now. Enjoy the show, the more you know.


Why is Nigeria so religious, yet so poor? By Olu Fasan. OBLONG MEDIA

A few months ago, the popular American preacher TD Jakes came to the church I attend in London. Preaching on More


EXCLUSIVE: Former Dauras ally says disgraced SSS boss took bribes, betrayed Buhari OBLONG MEDIA

A former assistant to the sacked director general of State Security Service, Lawal Daura, has accused his former principal of More


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US Soldier in Afghanistan Dies from Wounds in Roadside Blast
NBC News
Aug 13, 2018, 6:19 PM ET

PHOTO: Sgt. 1st Class Reymund R. Transfiguracion, 36, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, died August 12, 2018 from wounds sustained as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device attack in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, Aug. 7, 2018.U.S. Army

A U.S. Army soldier has died from wounds sustained when a roadside bomb detonated near him while he was on patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Monday. Staff Sgt. Reymund Rarogal Transfiguracion is the fifth American military service member to be killed in Afghanistan this year.

Transfiguracion, 36, of Waikoloa, Hawaii, sustained his injuries on August 7 while on a combat patrol in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan. The Pentagon said in a statement that the incident is under investigation.

He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, where he served as an engineer sergeant.

The Green Beret joined the Army in 2008 and had previously deployed to Iraq and the Philippines.

There are about 14,000 American service members serving in Afghanistan in support of a NATO training mission known as Resolute Support. They advise and assist the Afghan military in its fight against the Taliban. Most of these personnel carry out their missions at bases in eastern and southern Afghanistan.

A smaller portion of the U.S. force serves in a counter-terrorism mission known as Operation Freedom's Sentinel targeting ISIS-Khorasan and al Qaeda.

Born in Sarrat Ilocos Norte, Philippines, Transfiguracion enlisted in July 2001 with the Hawaii National Guard July 2001 serving as a motor transport operator. He deployed to Iraq with the Hawaii National Guard from 2005-2006.

He joined the active duty Army in February 2008 and again deployed to Iraq.

He then deployed to the Philippines for six months in support of Joint Special Operations Task Force - Philippines from 2010-2011.

He was selected for Army Special Forces and was assigned to Joint Base Lewis - McChord and B Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special...


Yemeni Children Matter "IndyWatch Feed World"

Weve been given a rare opportunity. While the United States military has slaughtered innocents by the hundreds of thousands in the Middle East over the past couple of decades, almost never have U.S. television viewers seen images of the victims, in particular images of them alive just moments before death rained down on them.

Nuclear fallout detected in Australian sheep in 1979 has been attributed to a covert nuclear test "IndyWatch Feed World"

A RADIOACTIVE dust cloud swept over Western and South Australia. It wasnt the British. Nor the US or French. A new study says it was probably a covert test by Israel. IN 1979, a strange double flash was observed by a satellite as coming from between South Africa and Antarctica. It was a telltale cue. That kind of flash was usually a nuclear explosion. Almost 39 years later, there appears to be fresh evidence thats exactly what it was.


High cost of Nigerias refineries ineptitude Newtelegraph

Nigeria, Africas biggest crude exporter, spent N879.781 billion on fuel import in just three months, an amount that could have been saved but for gross inefficiency of refineries in the country. Adeola Yusuf writes     It started with the revelation that the worth and cash spent by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to []

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Press Statement: PDP To Buhari, APC: Speak Out on N21 billion Daura Loot OBLONG MEDIA

August 11, 2018 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenges the Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to end More


From the stables of Dr. Chinweizu, a Critic, Author and Poet. Why Federalism, Confederalism Or Restructuring Is Not Enough OBLONG MEDIA

The Federalism of the First Republic, of the 1963 Constitution, is being demanded by some as the solution to Nigerias More



We have read with dismay the claim by governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State that two governors of the South More


Fear grips varsities over ASUUs withdrawal from negotiation Newtelegraph

FAILED NEGOTIATION Following the pullout of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from the Dr. Wale Babalakin-led Agreement Renegotiation Team to end crises in the university system, stakeholders are worried that the development signals bad omen for the system   Committee: Were surprised by unions decision Union: Babalakin has frustrated our efforts   Less than []

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Nigeria doesnt need bicameral legislature Adeyeye Newtelegraph

Hon. Ajibayo Adeyeye is a former Majority Leader, Lagos State House of Assembly and presently Special Adviser to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Health. In this interview with ADEWALE AJAYI, he speaks on governance in Ondo State, executive and legislative feud, among other issues   You were in the Lagos State House of []

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Marching against land grabbers Newtelegraph

The indigenous people of Abuja recently went on a street protest as part of activities marking the United Nations International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples. CALEB ONWE reports     Like a wounded lion, the indigenous people of the Federal Capital Territory ( FCT), have consistently expressed their anger about the seizure of their []

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Construction: How to avoid wastes, by experts Newtelegraph

In a bid to build houses for personal or public use, many developers have got their fingers burnt for failing to play by the rules. Dayo Ayeyemi reports.   In what could be referred to as a case of penny wise pounds foolish, a nine-storey building, still ongoing, has been marked for demolition in Lagos []

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Life Presidency For Buhari: Authors Of Tyranny & Messengers Of Esau Must Not Set Nigeria On Fire! Intersociety. OBLONG MEDIA

Chances for the survival and advancement of democracy and rule of law in Nigeria are steadily fading, threatened and endangered More


Indonesia eases Nigerias crude sale meltdown, mops up 1.55m barrels Newtelegraph

  Indonesian refiner, Pertamina, last weekend lightened the crude sale melt down rocking Nigeria at the global market, as it mopped up 1.55m barrels of crude grades from the country. This came hours after the United States (U.S) took over India market from Nigeria, selling 6 million barrels of crude for November-January delivery. Nigeria, Africas []

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Those accusing me of backdating my professorship are insincere LASU VC Newtelegraph

Some members of the Lagos State University (LASU) chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have accused the Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, of non-possession of PhD certificate and backdating his professorial promotion, among others. In this interview with MOJEED ALABI, the Senior Advocate of Nigeria-designate defends himself against the allegations. Excerpts:   []

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A space for working mothers to breastfeed Newtelegraph

Work, they say, has been a constant barrier to most mothers who claim they desire to exclusively breastfeed their children. To clear off this excuse, the Federal Government is putting policies such as review of maternity leave and establishment of crches to ensure adequate breastfeeding of all babies at no cost. REGINA OTOKPA reports   []

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Experts: Infrastructure limits skyscrapers construction in Nigeria Newtelegraph

  Dearth of infrastructure has been blamed for low level of construction of skyscrapers in Nigerian cities to solve accommodation problems. According to housing experts, skyscrapers are good for the economy, but absence of infrastructure such as electricity to power the lifts (elevators) is one of the limiting factors. Commenting on Housing Development Group platform, []

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Grace Schools to partner organisations on CSR Newtelegraph

The Proprietor and Administrator of Grace Schools, a group of private schools in Gbagada, Lagos, Mrs. Tokunbo Edun, has expressed the desire of the school to partner corporate organisations to increase its present level of involvement in corporate social responsibility activities. This was as she said that the schools annual indigent scholarship award, a veritable []

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The Dogon Mystery: How Could A Primitive Tribe Know the Unknowable? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Stranger Times

Like many African tribes, the Dogon people of the Republic of Mali have a shadowed past.They settled on the Bandiagara Plateau, where they now live, some time between the 13th and 16th centuries. For most of the year, their homeland 300 miles (500 km) south of Timbuktu is a desolate, arid, rocky terrain of cliffs and gorges, dotted with small villages built from mud and straw. Although most anthropologists would class them as primitive, the two million people who make up the Dogon and surrounding tribes would not agree with this epithet. Nor do they deserve it, except in the sense that their way of life has changed little over the centuries. Indifferent though they are to Western technology, their philosophy and religion is both rich and complex. Outsiders who have lived with them, and learned to accept the simplicity of their lives, speak of them as a happy, fulfilled people whose attitude to the essential values of life dates back millennia.


The Dogon do, however, make one astounding claim: that they were originally taught and civilisedby creatures from outer space specifically, from the star system Sirius, 8.7 light years away. And they back up this claim with what seems to be extraordinarily detailed knowledge of astronomy for such a primitive and isolated tribe. Notably, they know that Sirius, the brightest star in the sky, has a companion star, invisible to the naked eye, which is small, dense, and extremely heavy. This is perfectly accurate. But its existence was not even suspected by Western astronomers until the middle of the 19th century; and it was not described in detail until the 1920s, nor photographed (so dim is this star, known as Sirius B) until 1970. This curious astronomical fact forms the central tenet of Dogon mythology. It is enshrined in their most secret rituals, portrayed in sand drawings, built into their sacred architecture, and can be seen

in carvings and patterns woven into their blankets designs almost certainly dating back hundreds, if not thousands of years.


All in all, this has been held as the most persuasive evidence yet that Earth had, in its fairly recent past, an interplanetary connection a close encounter of the educational kind, one might say. The extent of Dogon knowledge has also been subjected to scrutiny, in order to establish whether all that they say is true, or whether their information may have come from an Earthbound source a passing missionary, say. So, how did we in the West come to know of the Dogon beliefs I There is just one basic source, fortunately very thorough. In 1931, two of Frances most respected anthropolo...


THIS is What You MUST Know about Electromagnetic Chambers Discovered INSIDE Great Pyramid of Giza "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The evidence is OVERWHELMING that what we were taught in school about ancient human civilization, particularly about the Ancient Egyptians is FAR from accurate, specifically that, our true history was far older, and advanced than we ever thought possible

And the most recent scientific evidence further demonstrates that the Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt WAS NOT a tomb built for the Pharaohs, but is literally a massive technological structure that is beyond our current understanding.

You may have seen the news articles that reported on a recent study Published in the Journal of Applied Physics, which was conducted by researchers and Physicists from Germany and Russia, which provided scientific data based on calculations which showed that the Great Pyramid can concentrate electromagnetic energy inside of its internal chambers as well as under its base and inside the subterranean chamber.
The significance of this discovery cannot be overstated, because we NOW have scientific data which supports that the Great Pyramid of Giza was a technological structure of some kind.

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US Provided Intelligence and Bomb Used in Massacre of Yemeni Schoolchildren "IndyWatch Feed War"

Whitney Webb @_whitneywebb SANAA, YEMEN Last Thursdays horrific bombing of a bus full of school children in northern Yemen was carried out using a weapon sold to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition by the United States, photo evidence of the bomb site has revealed. The photos taken at the scene by Ahmed AbdulKareem for MintPress...


2,000-Year-Old Egyptian Mummy Workshop and Goldmine of Treasures Unearthed in Saqqara "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

By Ashley Cowie

A team of Egyptian-German Archeologists announced to the worlds media yesterday that their recent dig in Saqqara, Egypt, led to the unearthing of a rare mummification workshop containing mummies and sarcophagi. And among the buried treasures was a silver face mask gilded with gold dating back to between 664 BC and 404 BC, a press statement said.

Mummies have haunted popular culture since Howard Carters discovery of Tutankhamuns tomb in 1922, but early cinema had installed the whole idea of a mummys curse in the human psyche. Boris Karloff starred in the 1932 movie  The Mummy  and the 1999 movie  The Mummy  and its sequel  The Mummy Returns,  breathed air into the trend of giant mummies being controlled by tormented, vengeful spirits caught somewhere between life and death.

An engraved stone sarcophagus found in the burial chamber.

An engraved stone sarcophagus found in the burial chamber. Credit: Ministry of Antiquities

Mask of Precious Metals

Yesterday, Ramadan Badry Hussein, head of the Egyptian-German team, from the University of Tbingen in Germany told journalists at Live Science that the mummies mask had eyes containing calcite, obsidian and a black gemstone and he added that Very few masks of precious metal have been preserved to the present day, because the tombs of most ancient Egyptian dignitaries were looted in ancient times and that the finding of this mask could be called a sensation.

Mummy Workshop

The archaeologists first excavated a building made of mudbrick and limestone which they suspected was a mummification workshop as it contained bowls and measuring cups containing oils and named with other substances used for mummifying bodies. They found two large basins which they believe might have been used to dry mummies with natron and prepare bandages that would be used to wrap them, the statement said.

Researchers and media gather in the newly-discovered mummy workshop

Researchers and media gather in the newly-discovered mummy workshop. Credit: Ministry of Antiquities



Argentinas Inquisition: The Repentant Industry and the Heart of Lawfare "IndyWatch Feed War"

Claudio Fabian Guevara Translated by Internationalist 360 The colonial administration of Mauricio Macri in Argentina has unleashed a new wave of arrests based on another judicial mega-case specially designed for its media impact: the notebooks of the chauffeur Oscar Centeno. The story argues that the driver of a Kirchner second-line official patiently recorded for ten...


Israel Detaining Jewish Activists for Supporting Palestinian Rights "IndyWatch Feed World"

Facing backlash against its controversial nation-state bill, passed last month, Israel has detained Jewish writers and activists who oppose the laws definition of Israel as an entirely Jewish state, with no mention of the value of democracy or equal rights for Palestinians.

On Sunday, writer, professor and political commentator Peter Beinart was on vacation, traveling from Greece to attend a family bat mitzvah in Israel when he was detained by the Shin Bet, Israels security agency, at Ben Gurion Airport in Jerusalem, he reported Monday in an article for The Forward.

Beinarts was one of three such detentions at airports and border crossings in recent weeks.

Israel-born poet Moriel Rothman-Zecher arrived at Ben Gurion with his wife and infant daughter on July 29. Agents allowed his family through customs but detained him for approximately three hours, claiming his involvement in nonviolent protests was a slippery slope to violence against the state, and asking him for the names of pro-Palestinian and peace organizations and of fellow activists and friends.

Rothman-Zechner called the experience jarring and unpleasant but acknowledged how common and more abusive the situation is for countless Palestinians, and anyone else without his Israeli citizenship and white privilege.

He wondered how he would explain the incident to his daughter when she is older. Its painful to think about telling her one day, Hey kid, on our first visit to Israel, your aba [father] was detained at the border because he thinks Palestinians are human beings deserving of equality, he said.

A week after Rothman-Zechers detention, Simone Zimmerman, a founder of IfNotNow, an organization of young American Jews fighting Israels occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, was detained with a friend, Abigail Kirschenbaum, at the Taba Border Crossing between Israel and Egypt.

According to.....



Neocon Bill Kristol Celebrates Social Media Purge "IndyWatch Feed World"

Imagine my surprise.

Neocons are breaking out the champagne to celebrate the removal of Alex Jones from social media.

Jonathan Last, the editor of The Weekly Standard digital edition, after defending the removal of Jones, made an interesting comment:

The conservative view isnt just that communities have the right to create standardswe have always believed that there is wisdom and virtue in doing so. If we didnt, then wed be libertarians.

Poor ill-educated fool. Libertarianism is all about ethical standardsprimarily the ethic that one individual (or the state) doesnt have the right to use physical violence against another individual or a group of individuals.

Neocons dont subscribe to this. In fact, they believe violence is the preferred tool for dealing with stubborn and recalcitrant foreign leaders and regimes that reject the neoliberal economic order.

The cost for imposing this ordercheered on by Kristol and his co-conspiratorscost a million and a half human lives. Bill and his post-Trotskyite comrades declared this as a victory and urged the same treatment for Iran, Libya (mission accomplished), Syria (500,000 dead), Afghanistan (it is reported Trump is looking for a way out), and much of Africa where murderous Saudi Wahhabi inspired terrorists kill hundreds, including school children.

Imagine the shoe on the other foot. If Bill and his comrades were ejected from social media there would be a loud hue and cryand, of course, the accusation that social media is run by antisemites.

Back in 2003 as the above mentioned invasion was unfolding journalist Jim Lobe wrote about the neocons and...



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Video of Schoolchildren Just Moments Before Being Massacred by U.S.-Backed Saudi Bombing "IndyWatch Feed War"

This blood is on Americas hands, as long as we keep sending the bombs that kill so many Yemenis.


By backing the Saudi coalitions war in Yemen with weapons, aerial refueling, and targeting assistance, the United States is complicit in the atrocities taking place there, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) wrote on Facebook. (Photo: CNN/Screengrab)

As funeral ceremonies for the 51 Yemenisincluding 40 young childrenmassacred by the latest...


Montenegro seeks arrest of ex-CIA officer accused of role in pro-Russian coup "IndyWatch Feed World"

Government prosecutors in Montenegro, the youngest member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, claim that a former officer of the United States Central Intelligence Agency helped pro-Russian plotters organize a coup in 2016. In October of that year, authorities in Montenegro accused nationalists from Russia and Serbia of staging a failed plot. Their goal was allegedly to kill the countrys then-Prime Minister Milo Dukanovi, spark a pro-Russian coup in the country, and prevent its entry into NATO. The allegations surfaced after 20 Serbians and Montenegrins were arrested in Montenegro for allegedly planning an armed coup. The arrests took place on election day, October 16, 2016, as Montenegrins were voting across the Balkan country of 650,000 people. The plotters had even hired a long-distance sharpshooter who was a professional killer for the task of killing ukanovi, according to Montenegrin police. After killing the prime minister, the plotters allegedly planned to storm the parliament and prompt a pro-Russian coup.

Russia has vehemently denied the allegations. But in March of last year, the then British foreign secretary Boris Johnson appeared to validatethe Montenegrin governments allegations. Since then, a sensational trial has been taking place in the Montenegrin capital Podgorica of the 20 men who were arrested in October 2016, in addition to two Russians who are being tried in absentia. During the trial, prosecutors fingered Joseph Assad, a former CIA officer, as a co-conspirator in the coup plot. The Egyptian-born Assad served as a counter-terrorism expert in the CIA after arriving in the US in 1990, but eventually left the agency to launch his own security firm. It is believed that at the time of the alleged coup plot, Assads firm was employed by Aron Shaviv, a political strategist connected with the Democratic Front, a vocal pro-Russian opposition party in Montenegro. Shaviv, who has joint British and Israeli citizenship, said he hired Assads firm to provide counter-surveillance against Montenegros security services. According to Shaviv, the Montenegrin authorities spied on him and harassed him because of his connections to a domestic political party that is seen as pro-Russian.

But prosecutors in the trial of the alleged coup plotters claim that Assads role was to organize and provide escape routes and methods for the coup plotters. In light of these allegations, a warrant has been issued for Assad, accusing him of operating a criminal enterprise,...


Tesla car corporation handed to Saudi regime "IndyWatch Feed World"

This 8 August 2018 video says about itself:

Saudi Crown Prince MBS [Mohammed bin Salman] Invests $2B in Tesla, a billionaire Elon Musk company producing electric cars.

From Bloomberg in the USA:

Elon Musk Hands Teslas Wheel to Saudi Arabia

He just gave the huge oil producer dangerous leverage over his electric-car maker.

Oil interests have killed electric cars before.

By Liam Denning

13 August 2018 17:44 CEST

Six days into Tesla Inc.s tweetstorm, weve reached the valuation-by-semantics stage.

In a blog post Monday morning, CEO Elon Musk wrote he wanted to answer some questions about his surprise announcement last Tuesday regarding taking the company private. But like the boards belated we got this on Wednesday, Musks update lays nothing to rest and exposes a big risk.

First, the obvious: Why is the world still getting information about the most material of events for Tesla in a piecemeal mix of tweets and blogs rather than a detailed 8-K filing with the SEC?

The bigger issue is the one tackled in a section of Musks post titled Why did I say funding secured? Why indeed.

To summarize, Musk claims Saudi Arabias [governmental] sovereign wealth fund has approached him several times since early 2017 on the subject of taking Tesla private. At a meeting on July 31 of this year:

[T]he Managing Director of the fund expressed regret that I had not moved forward previously on a going private transaction with them, and he...


19 NYSC members injured in Ogun road crash Newtelegraph

No fewer than 19 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) escaped death today shortly after passing out from their orientation camp in Ogun State. The corps members, who were involved in a road crash, suffered varying degrees of injuries. The incident happened about 3:16pm at the DANCO filling station area along the Lagos-Ibadan []

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PHOTOS: Saraki, Obasanjo in closed door meeting Newtelegraph

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Monday, visited a former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. Saraki, who was accompanied by his aides, however, kept mum on the reconvening date of the National Assembly. The visit, which lasted about two hours behind closed doors, held at the ex-presidents residence within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), []

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Infantilizing Black America "IndyWatch Feed World"

In contemporary political discourse, black America often seems to be perceived as a monolith. We are expected to think, act, and vote as one, and any attempt to step outside the bounds of our pre-determined spectrum of thoughts can lead to summary excommunication. Our diversity pertains to our race, ethnicity, gender orientation, or sexual preference when set against the rest of the American population, but the diversity of opinions, beliefs, and values found among American blacks is seldom acknowledged. Even though the 'black community' in America includes immigrants from Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America, as well as multiracial individuals and descendants of the slave trade, we are often grouped together as one large indistinguishable ideological bloc.


British Theresa Mays hostile environment against artists "IndyWatch Feed World"

This British TV video says about itself:

Windrush: Hostile environment policy like Nazi Germany BBC Newsnight

19 April 2018

The former head of the civil service, Lord Kerslake, said that some ministers were deeply unhappy about the introduction of the hostile environment strategy under then Home Secretary Theresa May. He and David Goodheart from the Policy Exchange spoke to Evan Davis about the policy.

Newsnight is the BBCs flagship news and current affairs TV programme with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.

By Paul Bond in Britain:

International artists visa refusals highlight UK governments hostile environment against migrants

13 August 2018

The Conservative governments hostile environment against migrants is impacting on artists visiting the UK.

Members of three acts at the WOMAD world music festival were denied entry to Britain last month, while a dozen authors have been barred from attending this months Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Nick Barley, the director of this years Edinburgh festival, said visa applications for several authors from the Middle East and Africa were still outstanding. The festival open...


Report Details Horror of UAE Torture Chambers in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

August 13, 2018 A deserted cell in the public section of Aden Central Prison (Photo by AP) Over 49 detainees have been tortured to death in clandestine prisons run by the UAE in southern Yemen where brutal interrogation techniques, including physical and psychological torture, are used by Emirati forces, a report says. The report provided []


Fragments Of US-Made Bomb Found At Site Of Saudi Attack On Yemeni School Bus "IndyWatch Feed World"

It seems highly likely that the Saudi-led coalition used a US-made bomb in its deadly airstrike on a bus carrying Yemeni schoolchildren last week according to a local journalist Photos by journalist Nasser Arrabyee show [...]

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Anger Spreads at Mass Funeral for Yemeni Children Killed in School Bus Bombing "IndyWatch Feed War"

Funeral Yemeni Children(MEE)  Thousands of Yemenis protested against Riyadh and Washington on Monday as they took part in a mass funeral for children killed in an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition. At least 29 children were among those killed in the air raid on Thursday on a bus in a crowded market in Dahyan, Saada province, according []


The Secret Battle for Africa "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The Secret Battle for Africa by James Corbett The International Forecaster if its a question of optics, theres no doubt that Chinas checkbook diplomacy is earning it more friends in Africa than Uncle Sams gun-barrel diplomacy. In October 2017...

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Mourning and Anger at Funeral of Yemeni Children Killed in US-Saudi School Bus Attack "IndyWatch Feed World"

SADAA, YEMEN Tens of thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sadaa, northern Yemen, to hold a funeral procession for the children who were killed on August 10 by U.S.-backed Saudi airstrikes in Dhahian city next to a crowded market. The deadly attack came while they were on a picnic to Dhahians outskirts after graduating from summer school.

The mourners, who came from across the country, walked in a long convoy next to vehicles that carried the bodies of more than 30 children, as participants carried pictures of the attack and chanted slogans against Saudi Arabia and the United States. America Kills Yemeni Children, read several banners.

A source in Yemens Health Ministry, based in Sana`a, said in a statement that 51 people were killed in the raids, including 40 children. Those numbers are likely to rise, as the Health Ministry said that 79 people were wounded in the attack, including 56 children and the bodies of other children are still missing.

Twenty kilometers north of Sadaa, in Dhahian city, where the attack took place, 50 pick-up trucks ensconced in green drapes, bearing the bodies of children and their teachers, were escorted by their families and thousands of their supporters. Some caskets contained only shreds of victims corpses.  

On the rooftops surrounding the funeral procession, mothers of the deceased children watched as the convoy of vehicles that carried their loved-ones passed by, tears flowing steadily from their faces, and some mumbling prayers.  Fifty-year-old Deifah Ali al Ma`ss lay beside her child in the funeral procession. She died of shock after hearing that her son was one of the children killed in the airstrike.

The head of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohamed Ali al-Houthi, a number of ministers, members of Yemens House of Representatives, military and security leaders, government officials, and social figures were all present at the funeral procession.


Blame for this and other atrocities laid at the feet of the U.S.

The families of children, mourners, and officials all held the United States responsible for the attack. The head of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee said in his speech during the ceremony that the U.S. and its allies are responsible for the crime of targeting children in Dahian, pointing to the statement by the U.S. State Department, which said that the Saudis have the right to liquidate all opponents....


Senator Misau slams Ojudu over conspiracy script claim Newtelegraph

Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Hamma Misau, has stated that the Presidency should be ashamed that it is pushing the conspiracy script that top officials of the nations security apparatus are working for the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki. Reacting to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) statement that debunked the []

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Saraki, Ekweremadu planned arrest, false alarm, says APC Newtelegraph

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has described the alleged planned arrest of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu as a hogwash false alarm. The party stated this in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena inAbuja. The opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party []

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EFCC is manned by unqualified professionals- Bafarawa Newtelegraph

A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant Alhaji Attaihiru Bafarawa has on Monday disclosed that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is manned by unqualified professionals who need to be well trained. The former Sokoto governor who was exchanging views in Minna with newsmen called for a total overhaul of the Commission adding that, []

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Sarakis agents controlling Kwara APC Group Newtelegraph

A political group, Ilorin Emirate for Buhari, IEB, has alleged that the Kwara State chapter of All Progressive Congress, APC, have in its rank men and women whose loyalty to the party is in doubt on account of their relationships with Senate President Bukola Saraki. The group is campaigning for President Muhammadu Buharis reelection in []

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JUST IN: No weapon, N21 billion was found in Lawal Dauras house DSS Newtelegraph

The Department of State Services has denied the rumours making the round that a huge sum of money and weapons were found in the house of its sacked Director General, Mr. Lawal Daura. The service said that the rumours emanated from some fake videos which it said were circulated as being the outcome of a []

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Heres the Video of Schoolchildren Just Moments Before Being Massacred by US-Backed Saudi Bombing "IndyWatch Feed War"

Schoolchildren Saudi BombingThis blood is on Americas hands, as long as we keep sending the bombs that kill so many Yemenis. (CD)  As funeral ceremonies for the 51 Yemenisincluding 40 young childrenmassacred by the latest U.S.-backed Saudi bombing took place in the war-torn district of Saada on Monday, cellphone footage captured by one of the murdered children just moments before the coalitions []


Are We Governed by Secondary Psychopaths "IndyWatch Feed War"

You need to indoctrinate empathy out of people to arrive at extreme capitalist positions.

 Frans de Waal, An Interview with Frans de Waal, The Believer, September 1, 2007

My question is prompted by the recent Senate vote (unanimous as far as I can determine) for a $38-billion, ten year military aid package to Israel, the single largest in U.S. history, but its something Ive pondered and written about for decades.

In the Israeli case, the best defense apologists can muster is that our spineless mollusks in Congress would do the right thing but for fear of AIPACs swift retaliation. While there is an element of truth here its unfair to our invertebrate friends. It conveniently overlooks the fact that in other situations absent any AIPAC pressure Congress assiduously avoids doing the right thing. Instead, it directly or indirectly funds brutal and barbarous overt and structural violence across the globe, a veritable galaxy of moral blind spots.

Hence my question: Are we, almost across the board, governed by psychopaths? Lest I be misunderstood, Im not suggesting our rulers lack a conscience or any vestige of empathy. The situation is both more nuanced and more dangerous. Were not talking about primary psychopaths like Jeffrey Daumer and Ted Bundy or fictitious murderers like Dexter or Hannibal Lector from Silence of the Lambs. We need to set aside those individuals who are empathy-impaired as a result of damage to the brains prefrontal cortex and those born with abnormal brain chemistry.

Our focus should be on the powerful people whove allowed their biologically inherited empathy trait to atrophy, to be self-anesthetized in order to pursue their ambitions within the rules of the game. This bracketing is required by the capitalist systems priority on accumulation, the milieu within which its logic dictates being highly selective about whom compassion is to be directed. Jon Ronson, an expert on psychopaths, is convinced that the way capitalism is structured really is a physical manifestation of the brain anomaly known as psychopathy. In his research, Ronson discovered that many traits found on the psychopath checklist are, in fact, positives for non-murderous psychopaths. Why? Because these traits render distinct advantages in achieving success in the highest ranks of politics, business and the military.

For example, on a given morning a member of Congress might present a public face of compassion as she sincerely scolds public officials who kidnap refugee children from their parents. Then, in the afternoon, she votes for U.S. military policies that terminally (as in dead) separate other children from their parents in Palestine, Afghanistan or Yemen. That evening, she embraces her partner, plays fetch with the family...


PHOTOS: Tambuwal visits Atiku Newtelegraph

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, visited former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar in Abuja on Sunday night. Both politicians who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are nursing presidential ambition. Tambuwal also held a meeting with Gbenga Daniel, director-general of Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation. The reason for his []

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BoI unveils leather products manufacturing financing scheme Newtelegraph

To improve capacity of operators in the leather products manufacturing sector and intensify import substitution, especially those in Aba cluster, the Bank of Industry (BoI) has unveiled the Aba Finished Leather Goods Cluster Financing programme targeted at over 150,000 artisans in the cluster. According to the bank, the financing programme which will see beneficiaries accessing []

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Video Captures Yemeni Schoolchildren Moments Before U.S.-Backed Bombing "IndyWatch Feed World"

As funeral ceremonies for the 51 Yemenisincluding 40 young childrenmassacred by the latest U.S.-backed Saudi bombing took place in the war-torn district of Saada on Monday, cellphone footage captured by one of the children just moments before the coalitions airstrike shows the dozens of kids excitedly gathered on a bus for a long-awaited field trip celebrating their graduation from summer school.

By backing the Saudi coalitions war in Yemen with weapons, aerial refueling, and targeting assistance, the United States is complicit in the atrocities taking place there. Sen. Bernie Sanders

According to CNNwhich obtained and published the footage Mondaymost of the children on the bus were killed by the Saudi airstrike less than an hour after the video was captured.

This is just the latest horrific attack on civilians by the Saudi-led coalition, which has received explicit military and political backing from the United States. Images sent to Al-Jazeera by Yemens Houthi rebels suggest that a Mark-82 bombwhich is manufactured by the massive American military contractor Raytheonwas used in the strike, though the photos have yet to be independently verified.

Watch the footage (warning, the video is graphic):

According to the Houthi Health Ministry, 79 people in total and 56 children were wounded in the attack, which quickly drew condemnation and demands for an independent investigation from international humanitarian groups, the United Nations and a small number of American lawmakers.

By backing the Saudi coalitions war in Yemen with weapons, aerial refueling, and targeting assistance, the United States is complicit in the atrocities taking place there, Sanders, I-Vt., wrote on Facebook. We must end our support for this war and focus our efforts on a U.N.-brokered cease-fire and a diplomatic resolution.

As Al-Jazeera notes, the U.S. has been the biggest supplier of military equipment to Riyadh, with more than $90 billion of sales recorded between 2010 and 2015.



BREAKING: National Assembly calls off Tuesday Reconvening Newtelegraph

The National Assembly will no longer reconvene on Tuesday, August 14. This announcement was made by Mr Abdulrazak Namdas. He said the house was yet to decide the date to reconvene. This is contrary to the announcement made by the Deputy Speaker of the House, Mr Yusuf Lasun, who said the Senate will reconvene on []

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What V.S. Naipaul said at the 92d Street Y "IndyWatch Feed War"

V.S. Naipaul died Saturday in London at 85. As someone who revered Naipaul for years and studied his writing closely, till I stopped just as abruptly 15 years ago, I want to offer a tribute.

I saw Naipaul once, at the 92d Street Y, and something he said will always shape my understanding of him. He took audience questions on cards, and read one aloud. Why did you turn your back on Trinidad? Naipaul cried out, This is not a question, it is a form of abuse. Then he explained in a few words that he left Trinidad because he needed a wider field for his imagination. He was speaking of a writers needs. And he found that field, first in the rustleproof paper in a BBC radio studio in England as a young man suffering nervous breakdowns far from home. Later by becoming the worlds novelist, for a few years in the 80s and 90s anyway, which was a tremendous achievement for someone from a traditional Indian background born in Trinidad.

Sentence to sentence his writing was beautiful. His phrasing was short, natural, and chiseled. Thats what I studied as much as anything, the style: I wanted to write like that. All the little Naipaulians, Derek Walcott once said, derisively. Thats because Naipauls gift for storytelling gave him a lot of power to interpret the world to the west. I dipped into a bunch of his books last night and reflected that he was in essence a travel writer bringing the south to the north. His most famous works were: VS Naipaul goes somewhere exotic/violent and comes back to London and NY to report on local manners.

He chronicled viciousness. I remember loving the story, The Tramp at Piraeus, about a boat trip from Athens to Cairo. Last night I reread it and saw what an ugly story it told so well, about international travelers humiliating an old man. In a Free State, the novella that helped make his name, was brilliant as a composition: a nightmarish trip through a country that is clearly Uganda under Amin, replete with a scene of Israelis soldiers training at a remote base. The book works as a travelogue. But it is extremely dyspeptic when it comes to its subjects, and marred, as much of Naipauls stories are, by sexual distaste (and misogynist portrayal of the woman character who has a sexual assignation). Its revealing to me that the bit I remember the most from that book is the admonition not to turn off your key while your car is going down a mountain road to save gas the steering wheel locks, you crash to your death. Even writing fiction, Naipaul was a travel writer.

I found myself laughing out loud last night when I read portions of The Suffrage of Elvira. Naipauls best books for me are the first few set in Trinidad. The Suffrage of Elvira, Miguel Street, The Mystic Masseur. They are delightful and cutting and knowing and clipped. By leaving Trinidad...


Bye-election: APC victory signals Buharis triumph in 2019- Aspirant Newtelegraph

The victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the weekend bye-elections signal victory for President Muhammdu Buhari come 2019, according to a House of Representatives aspirant, Alhaji Abu Najakku. Najakku , who is warming for contest for Birnin Kebbi/Bunza/Kalgo Federal Constituency, Kebbi on the platform of APC, said this in an interview with the []

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New Pope to be Crowned as Francis Issued Arrest Warrant "IndyWatch Feed World"

New Pope Expected to be Crowned as Francis Issued Arrest Warrant

Judy Byington

Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria was said to be the front runner candidate in an impending coup to remove Pope Francis despite an upcoming papal visit to Ireland on August 25 according to a source within the Vaticans Roman College of Cardinals.

Pope Francis Jorge Bergoglio and eleven other prominent figures have been found guilty of criminal conspiracy to abduct, traffic, ritually torture and murder children, plus being co-conspirators in the disappearance of eight children from Catholic facilities in Switzerland, Belgium and Italy. On August 10 a European Court issued a Summary Judgement including Bench Warrants for their immediate arrest.

The eleven other defendants - members of the Vaticans Ninth Circle Child Sacrifice Cult were bankers, religious leaders, mafia bosses, businessmen, politicians and World Council of Churches officers. They included Irish Catholic Cardinal Sean Brady, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, Canadian Anglican Bishop Mark MacDonald, two top officials of the World Council of Churches and prominent European politicians and businessmen. (See July 12, 2018 posting at ).

In February 2013 Pope Maledict (Benedict XVI) was removed from office after being convicted of crimes against humanity. Both Popes Ratzinger and Francis were considered Satanic pedophiles after over 68 child trafficked survivors testified in two years of court hearings before six judges of the Brussels-based International Common Law Court of Justice.

The ICLCJ Court order read in part,"By refusing to respond to the Court's Summons the accused are declaring their implied guilt pro confesso, as if they have confessed to the charges brought against them. Accordingly, the Judgement requested by the plaintiffs is hereby granted, and all twelve of the accused are declared to be guilty of a monstrous criminal conspiracy to abduct, traffic, ritually torture and murder children. A Bench Warrant is hereby issued for the immediate arrest and imprisonment of the accused prior to their final sen...


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10 Ways We Can Bridge the Great American Political Divide "IndyWatch Feed World"

Trump has intentionally cleaved America into two warring camps: pro-Trump or anti-Trump. Most Americans arent passionate conservatives or liberals, Republicans or Democrats. But they have become impassioned for or against Trump.

As a result, people with different political views have stopped talking with each other. This is a huge problem because democracy depends on our capacity to deliberate together.

So what can we doall of usto begin talking across the great divide? Here are 10 suggestions:

1. Dont avoid political conversations with people who are likely to disagree with you, even in your own family. To the contrary, seek them out and have those discussions.

2. Dont start by talking about Trump. Start instead with kitchen table issues like stagnant wages, shrinking benefits, the escalating costs of health care, college, pharmaceuticals and housing.

3. Make it personal. Ask them about their own experiences and stories. Share yours. Try to find common ground.

4. Ask them why they think all this has happened. Listen carefully and let them know youve heard them.

5. If they start blaming immigrants or African-Americans, or elites, or Democrats, or even Obamastay cool. Dont tune out. Ask them about why they think these people are responsible.

6. Gradually turn the conversation into one about powerwho has it, who doesnt. Ask about their own experiences at work, whats happened to their jobs, how others among their families and friends are treated.

7. Ask them about the roles of big corporations and Wall Street. For example:

Why is it that when corporations and Wall Street firms violate the law, no executive goes to jail?

Why did Wall Street get bailed out during the financial crisis but homeowners caught in the downdraft didnt get help?

Why do big oil, big agriculture, big Pharma, and Wall Street hedge-fund managers get special subsidies and tax loopholes?

8. Get a discussion going about how the system is organized, for whom, and how its been changing. For example:

Why is it that only four major airlines fly today when a few years ago there were 12? Why are there only four Internet service providers?

How is this increasing concentration of economic power across the entire economy driving up prices?

Why are pharmaceutical companies and health insurers able to charge more and more?

Why can corporations and their top executives declare bankruptcy and have their debts forgiven, when bankruptcy isnt available to people laden with student debt or to homeowners who...


Why The Government Cant Win Against 3D Printing "IndyWatch Feed World"

In this video, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange gives you breaking news on the latest government fight that cannot be won over 3D Printing. We, of course, go over Senator Blumenthals comments, the past actions of Obamas justice department and Trumps more recent decision regarding blueprints belonging to Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed.

Later on, we go over Trumps strategy, John Bolton, Kim Kardashian, Jim Acosta of CNN and a lot more.

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Horrifying UN Report Details Widespread Child Rape by High-Level UN Employees "IndyWatch Feed World"

A deeply disturbing report has finally been released by the United Nations detailing the rampant sexual exploitation of children by UN employees that is widespread, throughout multiple countries.

While pieces of the report were released previously, the full report, detailing the scope and horrifying nature of the abuse was only just released in July.

As Disobedient Media points out in a scathing report,

Aid work is not a vehicle of charity, but is, in a very real sense, a cover for atrocity. It is a weapon, a blunt instrument of power that is wielded to exploit the most vulnerable populations in crisis around the world. We can now state that sentiment as fact, not opinion.

The report reads like a nightmare and states in part:

Agency workers from local and international NGOs as well as UN agencies are among the prime sexual exploiters of refugee children often using the very humanitarian assistance and services intended to benefit refugees as a tool of exploitation. Male national staff were reported to trade humanitarian commodities and services, including medication, oil, bulgur wheat, plastic sheeting, education courses, skills-training, school supplies etc., in exchange for sex with g...


French rescue vessel Aquarius stranded again, seeks port "IndyWatch Feed War"

The operators of the migrant ship Aquarius on Monday called on Europe to find a safe haven for 141 people rescued in the Mediterranean, saying Italy and Malta had again refused to let it dock.

The Aquarius, which was left stranded with 630 migrants aboard in June after being turned away by Rome and Valletta, resumed rescue operations off the Libyan coast last week.

On Friday, it picked up 141 people in two separate operations, half of them children, but it has again struggled to find a port to bring them ashore.

AFP/File | The Aquarius is a 77-metre (250 foot) rescue boat which has the capacity for carrying between 200 and 500 people

Sophie Beau, president of the vessels operator SOS Mediterranee, said the ship, which is currently situated between Malta and the Italian island of Lampedusa, had again received official negative replies from the two countries.

Were asking all European countries to find a solution. Were asking them to be responsible and find a safe port in the Mediterranean, she said, accusing Italy and Malta of flouting international maritime law.

Tove Ernst, a spokesman for the European Commission, said it was in contact with a number of member states that have approached us regarding the incident to try to find a swift resolution to the standoff.

Since June, Italys new far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has regularly turned away rescue ships operated by foreign NGOs such as the Aquarius, accusing them of playing into the hands of people smugglers.

On Saturday, he said the Aquarius would never see an Italian port again.

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His hardline stance has sparked a row among EU members, underscoring their failure to come up with a common approach to the influx of people trying to escape conflict, persecution or poverty in Africa and the Middle East.

In June, Spain stepped in and welcomed the Aquarius.

France, which was within closer range but did not allow the boat access, took in 78 of the migrants after they landed.



BRICS Leaders Are Reinforcing, Not Replacing, The Global System Of Power "IndyWatch Feed War"

Can the Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa (BRICS) bloc rise to the occasion, as Donald Trump jerks Western imperialism out of traditional alignments? With war-talk against Iran blowing through Trumps tweets, and with Washingtons trade wars raging against both China and traditional allies, there was talk here in Johannesburg about counter-hegemonic prospects during the last week of July. Chatter about reforming multilateral economic power structures, launching a new BRICS credit ratings agency and prospects for leapfrog technology within the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) also filled the air. The most vainglorious elements of South Africas ruling elite were thrilled that BRICS leaders descended for several days of pageantry.

Monday, 13 August


Secret Report Reveals Torture Used in Saudi-led Coalition Prisons in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed World"

Al Jazeera received a secret report prepared by former military officials who worked with the Saudi-UAE alliance in Yemen on the conditions of prisons and secret detention centres and forced disappearances.

The information in the report matched the testimonies of prisoners and abductees given to human rights activists. Such details also reinforced what had been revealed by the Associated Press in previous investigations.

The report revealed some of the atrocities taking place in these secret UAE-controlled prisons situated in southern Yemen. The violations range from murdering detainees and abductees to torture and deprivation. Moreover, the report listed sites and names of secret graves, detainees tortured to death and missing persons, as well as identities of the torturers and the details of interrogations.

The report lists the types of physical and psychological torture conducted in the prisons administered directly by Emiratis, including rape with devices or sticks or directly by other individuals, electrocution in the chest, armpits and male organs, as well as flogging with sticks, rods, cables and ropes.

The executioners also use the method of holding detainees in the air, applying hot pepper and salt on open wounds, sleep and medicines deprivation, slapping and kicking, pouring cold water on the body, and insulting as well as cursing them.

The secret prisons are under the supervision of Adens security director, Ali Shayi Hadi, who is loyal to UAE. In these prisons, detainees are subjected to severe torture sessions. These include flaying their skin using rods and hammers, electric shocks, smashing bone with stones, burning body parts with melted plastic, placing the detainees in a narrow space called Al-Dhaghata, (the pressure space) in addition to pressing the testicles with plastic ropes, and sticking needles under the nails.

The report reveals that in the prisons of Ali Shayi Hadi, a person named Awad Rashad and nicknamed the beast is also involved in the killing of the detainees. Rashad was recently transferred to an unknown location or assassinated for the secrets he knew and was replaced by another called Ali Al-Emirati to oversee the tortures going on.

Top Photo | The entrance of Aden Central Prison, known as Mansoura, where one wing is run by Yemeni allies of the United Arab Emirates is shown in this May 9, 2017 photo in Aden, Yemen. Hundreds of Yemenis in the hunt for militant have disappeared into a network of secret prisons run by the UAE and Yemeni militias it...


US Provided Intelligence and Bomb Used in Massacre of Yemeni Schoolchildren "IndyWatch Feed World"

SANAA, YEMEN Last Thursdays horrific bombing of a bus full of school children in northern Yemen was carried out using a weapon sold to the Saudi Arabia-led coalition by the United States, photo evidence of the bomb site has revealed.

The photos taken at the scene by Ahmed AbdulKareem for MintPress News and by other local journalists indicate that a Mark 82 (MK-82) bomb, jointly manufactured by U.S. weapons companies Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics, had been used in the attack.

The attack killed at least 50 and wounded over 60 others, the vast majority of whom were young children. Despite the fact that those targeted were civilians and mostly children, the Saudi-led coalition defended the strike, calling it a legitimate military operation.

MK-82 bombs, along with other general purpose MK series bombs, have been sold to the Saudi-led coalition by the U.S. through a series of contracts made in 2016 and 2017. In addition to last Thursdays atrocity, the Saudi-led coalition has used the MK-82 bombs to target Yemeni civilians in the past, such as the coalitions bombing of a funeral in 2016 that left over 140 dead and 525 wounded.

A close-up of a bomb fragment found at the scene of the airstrike on a Yemeni school bus last Thursday. Ahmed AbdulKareem | MintPress News...


U.S. Is Complicit In Child Slaughter In Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

On August 9, a U.S.-supported Saudi airstrike bombed a bus carrying schoolchildren in Saada, a city in northern Yemen. The New York Times reported that the students were on a recreational trip. According to the Saada health department, the attack killed at least forty-three people. According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, at least twenty-nine of those killed were children under the age of fifteen, and forty-eight people were wounded, including thirty children. CNN aired horrifying, heartbreaking footage of children who survived the attack being treated in an emergency room. One of the children, carrying his UNICEF issued blue backpack, is covered with blood and badly burned. Commenting on the tragedy, CNNs senior correspondent Nima Elbagir emphasized that she had seen unaired video which was even worse than what the CNN segment showed.


Yemeni Children Protest Saudi-Led Aggression After School Bus Airstrike Tragedy "IndyWatch Feed War"

Dozens of children took to the streets of Yemens capital Sanaa to protest the deadly Saudi-led bombing campaign in the country. They carried pictures of the kids slain in an airstrike that hit a school bus earlier this week. The young protesters of various ages chanted anti-Saudi slogans and carried banners in both Arabic and English. Who allowed you to shed the blood of the children of Yemen? one of the signs, addressed to Riyadh, read. Some of the children held the postmortem photos of the schoolkids, who died in a Saudi-led airstrike that hit a packed school bus in the town of Dahyan in the northern Saada Province on Thursday. 51 people, including 40 children between 10 and 13 years of age, were killed and 79 others injured in the attack, according to Taha al-Mutawakil, the health minister for the Houthi authorities in Yemen.


US bomb pieces found at Yemen bus strike site as Pentagon says 'we may never know' who supplied it "IndyWatch Feed World"

US bomb pieces found at Yemen bus strike site as Pentagon says 'we may never know' who supplied it | 13 Aug 2018 | A Raytheon Mark 82 general-purpose free-fall bomb was likely used by the Saudi-led coalition to strike a bus full of children in Yemen on Thursday, a local journalist claims, after bomb fragments from the scene were recovered. The Saudi-led coalition struck a school bus in the Dahyan area of the Houthi-controlled Saada province last Thursday, leaving 51 dead, most of them children, and injuring at least 79 others. Just as the dust was settling at the scene of the strike with charred bodies being recovered, locals found fragments of the bomb used.


Israeli defence minister says more Gaza violence inevitable "IndyWatch Feed War"

Another round of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, despite attempts to reach a long-term truce.

Lieberman said in a video statement distributed by his office that the question is not to know if the next confrontation (with Hamas) will take place, but when.

AFP | A picture taken on August 9, 2018 shows smoke billowing over Gaza City after an Israeli air strike

Lieberman also appeared to suggest that all Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip since protests and clashes along the border began on March 30 were linked to Hamas, the Islamist movement that runs the enclave.

Hamas has suffered 168 dead, 4,348 wounded and dozens of terror infrastructures destroyed, he said.

Many of those killed have been young people protesting or clashing with soldiers near the border fence in the blockaded Gaza Strip. Two journalists and, according to the World Health Organisation, three medics have been among those killed.

Israel says its actions are necessary to defend the border and stop infiltrations or attacks. One Israeli soldier has been killed since March 30.

There have also been three major military flare-ups between Israel and Hamas since July on top of the months of tension along the border.

Thursday saw extensive Israeli air strikes in retaliation for the launching of more than 180 rockets and mortar rounds by Hamas and its allies beginning on Wednesday night.

Three Palestinians were killed in the Israeli strikes, including a mother and her 18-month-old daughter, while seven Israelis were wounded by Palestinian rocket fire as hundreds took refuge in bomb shelters.

It was one of the most serious escalations since the 2014 Gaza war and followed months of rising tensions.

There have been efforts by UN officials and Egypt to secure a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas, though Israeli officials have not commented on them.

Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza have fought three wars since 2008.



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Canada & the Saudis: Snowflake Versus Tyrant "IndyWatch Feed War"

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the UK after a meeting with PM Theresa May (Photo: Jack Taylor - WPA Pool/Getty Images)Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the UK after a meeting with PM Theresa May (Photo: Jack Taylor WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Canadas ongoing spat with Saudi Arabia can be likened to a snowflake versus tyrant.

In a recent tweet, Canada reminded Saudi Arabia about its human rights record, specifically relating to the incarceration of liberal blogger Raif Badawi and now his sister, a womens rights activist.

The kingdom responded by imposing trade restrictions, recalling its ambassador and declaring Canadas ambassador persona non grata.

Two points are worth noting about this incident:

First, Canada is operating from a very weak and isolated position. The Canadian government has steadily weakened all trade accords under NAFTA and has lost its position of authority among G7 nations after a series of diplomatic and trade gaffes, including a disastrous trip to India by Prime Minster Justin Trudeau.

Trudeau has come to be known as a man-child and after his trip to China, he was nicknamed Little Potato. The Trudeau government also has been appeasing Iran, which irks Saudi Arabia.

Such is the lure of oil. Yet even Western countries are not supporting Trudeau on the latter decision.

(On a side note, Pakistan has come out in support of Saudi Arabias human rights record. What an interesting conundrum that none of Trudeaus members of parliament of Pakistani origin have condemned Saudi Arabia. Talk about infiltration!)

Saudi Arabia probably has the worst human rights record in history. They have beheaded more people than ISIS. The day after they tried to defend their human rights record, they bombed a school bus in Yemen. The death toll is currently at 40.

Second, the real reason the Saudis are paranoid about social media regarding human rights or any criticism of their attitude towards women is because most of the Arab Spring uprisings were started through social media.

While Crown Prin...


NAACP Poll: Mr. President, You Have Lost Black Women [PBI: And Are Ignoring Black Men] "IndyWatch Feed War"

New Poll: Nations Most Competitive Races May Hinge on Trumps Racism

BALTIMORE Today, the NAACP released results from a new poll, conducted for the NAACP by the African American Research Collaborative and Latino Decisions, pulling data from voters in 61 of the nations most competitive midterm races. The poll analyzed views of African American, White, Latino, Asian American, and Native American voters in these districts, which will ultimately decide which party controls the House.

There is a 13 point advantage for the Democratic candidate over the Republican candidate (51% to 38% with 11% undecided) in the House race among all voters, with differences by race/ethnicity.

Other TakeAways below the fold.

  • Trumps approval numbers are underwater for all voters of color, and for no racial/ethnic group of voters surveyed does he have majority approval.
  • Voters across all racial and ethnic groups believe Trump is setting race relations back.
  • Trumps strategy of trotting out black people to support him is not working,
  • A positive message on immigrants that focuses on the similarities between immigrants and all Americans is broadly popular across all ethnic and racial groups.

Most Important Quote:

Henry Fernandez, Principal, African American Research Collaborative, said, One of the most interesting findings in our survey is that African American women have the highest negative reactions to Trump.  When asked whether Trump has ever made them feel disrespected, fully 89% of African American women said YES.  No other group was close to this percentage.  This is a new finding that may have huge implications. Trumps disrespect would appear to be a major motivator for black women to turn out to vote. Given the high turnout of black women in the 2017 Alabama Senate election for example, Trumps perceived disrespect may have helped flip Alabamas Senate seat to the Democrats and may be putting the Senate in play in November.

Read full report.



China may be running out of cash to splash Enters post-spending spree reality, starting in the Philippines "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Chinese dream of buying up the whole world could turn into a massive pile of unpaid IOUs.

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By Shih Ya-hsuan

On Aug. 6, US Senator Marco Rubio urged China to immediately and unconditionally release Sun Wenguang (), a professor at Shandong University, who was arrested after commenting on Chinese President Xi Jinpings () spending spree in Africa in an interview with Voice of America.

This is yet another example of free speech being suppressed, but what is it about this spending spree that cannot be talked about?

During a visit to South Africa late last month, Xi committed China to invest US$14.7 billion in the country, which shows how his Chinese dream means buying up the whole world.

This should be compared to the revelation in late June by Li Xiao (), a professor of finance at the School of Economics at Jilin University in Chinas Jilin Province, that 80 percent of Chinas US$1.9 trillion net foreign exchange reserves according to Lis definition, total foreign exchange reserves minus foreign currency-denominated debt is held by foreign-invested companies.

If this number is correct, China can only make immediate use of about US$380 billion of its more than US$3 trillion in foreign-exchange reserves.

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With China spending about 4 percent of that amount in South Africa, it is perhaps not such a mystery that Sun called for an end to the spending spree, saying: There are so many poor people in China, having problems attending school, making a living in their old age and getting medical care, issues that must be urgently resolved.

Suns disappearance is a sign that the spending spree is unlikely to come to an end, because it is the foundation of Chinas global geopolitical strategy. This is the source of Chinas interest in suppressing Taiwan and no one will ever know if there are other interests involved.

However, in view of this trend, the only way that the spending spree will come to an end is if there is no more money to spend.

Perhaps it is not so strange, then, that Ernesto Pernia, director-general of the Philippines National Economic and Development Authority, last month announced that although the countrys president brought back an earmarked US$24 billion of Chinese foreign direct investment and overseas development aid from...


'You are playing in our courtyard': PA lashes out at Egypt over Gaza talks "IndyWatch Feed War"


As Egypt attempts to reconcile Palestinians and broker a truce between Hamas and Israel, Fatah officials say they feel sidelined


Terrorist attacks in the Middle East and North Africa down by almost 40% last year "IndyWatch Feed World"

Terrorist attacks took a nosedive last year in one of the most terrorism-prone regions of the world. The number of attacks in the Middle East and North Africa dropped to 3,780 in 2017, from more than 6,110 the year prior. That's a decrease of almost 40%. And the number of deaths caused by terrorism in the region fell by almost half. The numbers, from the Global Terrorism Database, a compilation of attacks published yearly by the University of Maryland, show that the steepest drops were in Iraq, Turkey (due to fewer strikes by Kurdish rebels), Libya, Yemen (where incidents fell despite the civil war), and Syria.


More Evidence of War Crimes Guided Bomb Fragments At Site Of Yemen Bus Airstrike Trace Back To Lockheed Martin "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

More Evidence of War Crimes Guided Bomb Fragments At Site Of Yemen Bus Airstrike Trace Back To Lockheed Martin from ZeroHedge A prominent Yemeni journalist who throughout the war has been instrumental in getting images and information out of...

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US bomb pieces found at Yemen bus strike site as Pentagon says 'impossible to tell' who supplied it "IndyWatch Feed World"

A Raytheon Mark 82 general-purpose free-fall bomb was likely used by the Saudi-led coalition to strike a bus full of children in Yemen on Thursday, a local journalist claims, after bomb fragments from the scene were recovered. The Saudi-led coalition struck a school bus in the Dahyan area of the Houthi-controlled Saada province last Thursday, leaving 51 dead, most of them children, and injuring at least 79 others. Just as the dust was settling at the scene of the strike with charred bodies being recovered, locals found fragments of the bomb used in the strike. Harrowing images from the site, shared by journalist Nasser Arrabyee, show fragments that appear to be from the 500-pound MK-82 bomb, which the US continues to sell to Saudi Arabia.


Report: Mass torture in network of UAE-run prisons in south Yemen "IndyWatch Feed War"

Mass Torture in Network of UAE-Run Prisons in South Yemen A report obtained by Al Jazeera reveals the existence of 27 sites used to torture and sexually abuse Yemeni detainees. A deserted cell in the public section of Aden Central Prison [File: Maad El Zikry/AP Photo] A report obtained by Al Jazeera alleges that detainees []


Methods of Torture at US-Backed Prisons in Yemen: Bone Smashing, Rape, Electrocution "IndyWatch Feed War"

Prisons Yemen(MEMO)  Al Jazeera received a secret report prepared by former military officials who worked with the Saudi-UAE alliance in Yemen on the conditions of prisons and secret detention centres and forced disappearances. The information in the report matched the testimonies of prisoners and abductees given to human rights activists. Such details also reinforced what had been revealed []


Missile Fragments From Yemen Bus Bombing Traced Back to Lockheed Martin "IndyWatch Feed War"

Lockheed Martin Yemen(ZHE)  A prominent Yemeni journalist who throughout the war has been instrumental in getting images and information out of the country ahead of Western journalists has photographed and examined fragments from one of the exploded missiles found at the site of the US-Saudi coalition airstrike on a school bus in Yemen, which left as many as 50 people dead and 63 []


Secret Report Reveals Torture Used in Saudi-led Coalition Prisons in Yemen "IndyWatch Feed World"

Al Jazeera received a secret report prepared by former military officials who worked with the Saudi-UAE alliance in Yemen on the conditions of prisons and secret detention centres and forced disappearances. The information in the report matched the testimonies of prisoners and abductees given to human rights activists. Such details also reinforced what had been revealed by the Associated Press in previous investigations.

UAE: Up to 25 years in jail for cyber criminals "IndyWatch Feed World"

The UAE has made an amendment to a 2012 Cyber Crime law, increasing financial penalties and extending jail terms to up to 25 years for terrorism related activity, WAM Agency reported today. Those engaging in cybercrimes in the UAE can be sent to jail for a period not exceeding 25 years in addition to a fine up to some $1 million.


Volunteers on front line fight ebola "IndyWatch Feed World"

After an ebola death in D R Congo, a family is persuaded against traditional burial practices that proved deadly in previous outbreaks. But there's a problem.


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Fidels Cuba Embraces the Impossible "IndyWatch Feed War"

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G.LL. Williams The relationship between Cuba and the United States is a relationship of history and politics. It is a relationship which shows the nature of Capitalism and Imperialism. It is a relationship which also shows the nature of the struggle for Socialism and Socialist Revolution. Cuba, the first revolutionary Socialist state in Latin America,...

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