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Thursday, 19 April

21:00

The Skripal Case: 20 New Questions That Journalists Might Like to Start Asking Strategic Culture Foundation

Regarding the Skripal case, there are a mountain of unanswered questions and a multitude of inconsistencies. Yet it is not even this which makes the case so odd. Rather, it is the fact that whenever a question is answered for example, the medical condition of the Skripals it merely seems to throw up even more questions, inconsistencies and oddities.

20:35

How The Guardian Fulfills George Orwell"s Prediction of "Newspeak" Strategic Culture Foundation

Its Joseph-Goebbels-following journalist was implying that the Russia-allied Syrian Government was trying to crush a democratic revolution, instead of the truth, that the US-allied Governments are trying to overthrow and replace the Russia-allied Syrian Government. Its a big difference, between the lie, and the truth.

20:15

Syria, Iran and "Chaos in International Relations" Strategic Culture Foundation

This means essentially that the 4+1 Russia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, plus Hezbollah which were at the vanguard of destroying ISIS, or Islamic State, and other crypto-jihadi outfits in Syria, remain in synch. The counter-terror HQ of the 4+1 was in Baghdad. As much as Baghdad may harbor ideological divergences with Damascus, their common strategy is built upon the fight against Salafi-jihadis of all stripes.

19:45

Why Each US President Ends Up As Ruthless Interventionist These Days Strategic Culture Foundation

Establishment politics has meant that the United States is now a rogue nation defined by its propensity to go to war. Americas bombing of Syria is illegal, immoral, ineffective and dishonest. It is past time for the United States to pull out its troops and leave the Syrians alone.

19:17

OAN Investigation Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria Strategic Culture Foundation

One America's Pearson Sharp visited the war-torn town of Douma outside the capital of Damascus, looking for evidence of a chemical attack. However, residents there deny the claims of an attack, and say it was staged to help the rebels escape

19:15

The Neocons" Real Plan for Syria Emerges from the Lack of Rubble Strategic Culture Foundation

Trump didnt believe those words anymore than I did, but watching him confirmed for me that he knows there will not be peace any time soon. That hes not up to the task of resisting the pressure.

18:45

Trump Gives Thumbs-Up to Korea Peace Moves So Far Strategic Culture Foundation

Although President Trump has so far shown goodwill to talks with North Korea and the search for peace, when Washington realizes that a genuine peace settlement involves the complete withdrawal of American military forces from Korea, his thumbs-up is likely to become inverted.

16:19

Social Media Choices: Leave, Migrate, Or Remain? OrientalReview.org

The US newest National Security Strategy warns about how Russia is supposedly exploit[ing] marketing techniques to target individuals based upon their activities, interests, opinions, and values, but thats actually what US intelligence agencies and now even private deep state-linked companies are doing in order to manipulate the masses.

The post Social Media Choices: Leave, Migrate, Or Remain? appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

14:46

And Then There Were None Film, Literature and the New World Order The Corbett Report

Take us to your leader! is the science fiction clichebut what if theres no leader to be taken to, and no one to do the leading? In this edition of the Film, Literature and the New World Order series, James examines the philosophy of Eric Frank Russells 1951 story And Then There Were None and unlocks the secret of the most dangerous weapon.

10:02

Rohani: Sex crimes against children cases must be cleared within six months Hornbill Unleashed

The Sarawak Special Court on Sexual Crimes Against Children has set a target to dispose of cases within six months after they are registered with the court. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the factor on urgency was crucial to safeguard the victims welfare and interests. She said if []

10:02

Vote Harapan for a truly multiracial Malaysia Hornbill Unleashed

Imagine this. On May 10, 2018, the largest political party governing Malaysia will be a multiracial party. This has never happened before. In GE14, Bersatu will contest 52 peninsula seats, PKR 51, DAP 35, and Amanah 27. While Bersatu will be contesting the largest number, most of their seats are tough seats at Umno strongholds. []

10:02

NCR land matter may be made an issue during campaigning Hornbill Unleashed

Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS) secretary-general Datuk Joseph Salang says issues over Native Customary Rights (NCR) land may again be exploited to the fullest during the campaigning for this 14th general election (GE14). He, however, believes that the rural folk would not be so gullible as to accept the many unfound accusations against the BN-led government. []

10:02

Ex-PKR Swak sec to contest in Saratok Hornbill Unleashed

Former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Sarawak secretary, Idris Bohari has decided to stand as independent candidate in Saratok parliamentary seat. Idris, 56, told The Borneo Post yesterday he made the decision after thorough consideration and consultation with friends and family. I am going back to Saratok tomorrow to discuss with my supporters, and will buy []

10:01

EPF outsources RM114 bil to external portfolio managers Hornbill Unleashed

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) has outsourced RM114.56 billion to external portfolio managers as at Dec 31, 2017. This was an increase of 9.8% from RM104.37 billion in 2016. This allocation, invested in both equity and fixed income instruments, represented 14.5% of the EPFs total investment assets, it said in a statement here today. Chairman []

10:01

EC: No objection to Opposition using PKR logo in GE14 Hornbill Unleashed

The Election Commission (EC) said today it has no objections to Opposition parties wishing to use PKRs logo in GE14. In a statement, the EC stressed that any candidate who wants to contest under a PKR ticket or use its logo is free to do so provided the party agrees to it. The EC would []

10:01

After EC clarification, PKR gives Pakatan green light to use its logo for GE14 Hornbill Unleashed

PKR said today it is prepared to allow its party logo to be used by Pakatan Harapan parties in GE14, following Election Commissions (EC) clarification earlier. We have noted ECs announcement and would like to reiterate our preparedness to allow the usage of the KEADILAN symbol for all PH candidates that would be contesting in []

05:00

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's Interview with BBC HardTalk. Full Version Strategic Culture Foundation

The Douma event was agreed to be investigated by OPCW inspectors. They moved to Lebanon, they were told by the Syrian Government that they would be immediately issued visas as they come to the border...

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Wednesday, 18 April

23:58

Are Israeli Jews beginning to accept the right of return? +972 Magazine

A number of new surveys shows that at least a fifth of Israels Jewish citizens are open to the idea of Palestinian refugees returning to their homes. So how do we reconcile this with the violence being meted out to Palestinians on the Gaza border?

By Elonore Bronstein and Eitan Bronstein Aparicio

A Palestinian refugee, Saleh Saleh Abu Rass, holds up a key from his original home in Be'er Sheva, located in southern Israel, during a rally, in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, May 12, 2013. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash 90)

A Palestinian refugee, Saleh Saleh Abu Rass, holds up a key from his original home in Beer Sheva, located in southern Israel, during a rally, in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, May 12, 2013. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash 90)

What is it about Gazas Great Return March that so threatens Israelis? What is it that Israelis are so actively preventing? The Gaza fence symbolizes the essence of the Jewish state, which was founded through the dispossession of the Palestinians, expelling the majority of them beyond its borders. Walls and fences were built above and below ground to prevent the return of those refugees. Today, as in the 1950s, they are considered dangerous infiltrators. Not much has changed when it comes to colonial thinking and practice.

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Unfortunately, we must also admit that even whe...

23:03

The Hungarian Revolution Rolls On OrientalReview.org

Hungary has defended its reputation as a bastion of EuroRealism and made it impossible for the EU to sanction its idelogical ally Poland because of the blocs inability to reach the necessary unanimous decision in this regard given that Orban has remained in office and is firmly opposed to this.

The post The Hungarian Revolution Rolls On appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

21:30

Why the April 14th Missiles-Invasion of Syria Was a Historic Turning-Point Strategic Culture Foundation

The failed missiles-invasion of Syria might be a turning-point in reality; but, if its not also a turning-point in the way that Western publics view reality, then WW III will probably come soon. Can the human lemmings be fooled all the way off the cliff? Fooled much farther, well all fall.

21:20

US Ambassador to UN Lives in Her Fantasy World Strategic Culture Foundation

Its hard to define what is exactly meant by the term friendship in international affairs. There are allies, partners and fellow travelers. The US still enjoys significant clout but it is being diminished as new poles of power appear.

20:40

The Skripal Affair: A Lie Too Far? Strategic Culture Foundation

The Tories are trying doggedly to maintain control of the narrative. Stakes are high for if it eventuates that the Tories have lied deliberately for political gain, at the risk of destabilising European, indeed world peace and security, the Tory government should be forced to resign and new elections, called.

19:45

Humanitarian Hypocrites of Britain Strategic Culture Foundation

Tell us wheres the bravery in loading an aircraft with missiles? Or fuelling it before it takes off on a strike mission against a country with which Britain is not at war?

19:15

Why Theresa May Must be Impeached Strategic Culture Foundation

So the moment weve been holding our breaths for a week finally came. In the end, I am mighty glad that this particular strike seems more like the impotent thrashing of the neocon snake that didnt dare to attack places where Russian servicemen were likely to be killed, than it does the start of World War III. For the moment, at least, thank God.

19:06

Shanghai Spirit Permeates Sino-Indian Dialogue Strategic Culture Foundation

China places great store on symbolism. The Shanghai spirit is often invoked to hail the historic Sino-Russian rapprochement in the mid-1990s, which subsequently blossomed into the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as a vehicle to carry forward the impulses of their dtente.

18:53

Soft Power: US Gives Award to US-Funded Agitator Land Destroyer

April 18, 2018 (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The Western media continues to saturate headlines with stories of "Russian meddling," meanwhile Western governments led by Washington openly celebrate their own meddling in foreign political affairs.


One such example unfolded during the US State Department's annual "Women of Courage Awards" with Thailand-based Sirikan "June" Charoensiri among the recipients.

Upon the US State Department's website under a post titled, "Biographies of the Finalists for the 2018 International Women of Courage Awards," Charoensiri's alleged work is described:

In the immediate aftermath of Thailands May 2014 coup detat, lawyer Sirikan Charoensiri (known as June) co-founded Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR), a lawyers collective set up to provide pro bono legal services in human rights cases and to document human rights issues under the military government. TLHR has represented hundreds of clients since the military coup, often as the only alternative for those facing politically-motivated charges. Because of the political sensitivity of the organizations work, TLHR lawyers and staffers, and June in particular, have been subjected regularly to harassment, intimidation, and criminal charges. As a consequence of her advocacy, June is currently facing three sets of criminal charges for her work as a lawyer, including a charge of sedition the first for a lawyer under the military government. Nevertheless, June continues undeterred in her work.
However, completely omitted from Charoensiri's "biography" is the fact that her organization - Thai Lawyers for Human Rights (TLHR) - was organized out of the US Embassy in Bangkok following the 2014 coup and has since been funded by the US State Department via the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) since - aimed at US-backed regime change.

18:48

Thousands of Israelis, Palestinians mark Memorial Day together +972 Magazine

After numerous venues backed out of hosting the ceremony and the High Court had to intervene to allow Palestinian participants to join, the crowd exceeded capacity. Right-wing Israelis protest outside.

Palestinian and Israeli women embrace during the alternative Memorial Day ceremony, April 17, 2018. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinian and Israeli women embrace during the alternative Memorial Day ceremony, April 17, 2018. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Nearly 7,000 Israelis and Palestinians held an alternative Memorial Day ceremony in Tel Aviv Tuesday night, organized by the Bereaved Families Forum and Combatants for Peace.

The overflow crowd was far beyond the capacity organizers had prepared for, and a significant portion of the participants were forced to stand or sit on the ground. The Israeli-Palestinian memorial event was held outdoors in HaYarkon Park after the initial venue for the event, an auditorium in the city of Holon, backed out claiming that the event was political.

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Earlier on Tuesday, Israels High Court ordered Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman to reverse his decision to bar entry to Israel to 110 Palestinians who were scheduled to participate in the ceremony. Last year, the Israeli army also refused to grant permits to the Palestinian participants, so a parallel event was held in Beit...

15:57

The DHS Media Database Could Lead To AI-Driven Controlled Alt-Media OrientalReview.org

The US Department of Homeland Security's decision to set up a media monitoring database represents the next step in the Orwellian takeover of the global information space and will assuredly be abused for Hybrid War purposes.

The post The DHS Media Database Could Lead To AI-Driven Controlled Alt-Media appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

09:51

Ryan X. Charles Introduces Yours.org The Corbett Report

Continuing our series exploring Social Media Alternatives, this week we talk to Ryan X. Charles about Yours.org.

06:32

Fukushima Unit 2 Wall Removal Begins

Work has begun to remove a section of wall from the unit 2 reactor building. This is the same area

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03:21

Attempts to bypass Israels High Court will create a tyranny of the majority +972 Magazine

The government wants to strip the High Court of Justice of its ability to strike down unconstitutional laws, giving the government carte blanche to violate civil and human rights.

Illustrative photo of the Israeli Supreme Court, where two civil rights groups have said they will appeal the ruling revoking Zayouds citizenship. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Illustrative photo of the Israeli Supreme Court, where two civil rights groups have said they will appeal the ruling revoking Zayouds citizenship. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

The Israeli government has in recent days advanced legislation to limit or strip the countrys High Court of Justice of its ability to strike down laws it deems unconstitutional. Critics warn that would create dictatorial powers for the executive, put the rights of the countrys Arab population and other minority groups at risk, and set Israel up for a constitutional crisis.

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Israel does not have a formal constitution that codifies a balance of power or system of checks and balances, a situation that leaves the courts authorities extremely vulnerable to being eroded and even revoked by the legislature.

Its basically the end of constitutional protection of basic rights in Israel, explained Alon Harel, professor of law at Hebrew University. Having a parliamentary system without a judiciary is basically a dictatorship of the executive branch.

We as citizens will not have anyone to defend us from the tyranny of the majority, added attorney Debbie Gild-Hayo, policy advocacy director for th...

Tuesday, 17 April

21:05

Palestinians in Gaza are reminding us that they exist +972 Magazine

Reality is stronger than any propaganda campaign. It will ultimately break through and penetrate public awareness.

By Hagai El-Ad

Palestinian protesters gather near the border fence during the second week of the Great Return March, east of Jabaliya, April 6, 2018. (Mohammed Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

Palestinian protesters gather near the border fence during the second week of the Great Return March, east of Jabaliya, April 6, 2018. (Mohammed Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

Two million people live in the Gaza Strip. Thats a statement of fact, not opinion. Two million people live like prisoners in a prison built by Israel, and it seems that Israels sole vision for their future is to keep them jailed there forever.

What happens when the prisoners stage a protest? Well just shoot them from the other side of the fence. And if the gunfire looks bad on TV? Well send in the prime ministers advisers in fancy suits to give interviews near the fence.

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And if the inmates burn tires? Well look into prohibiting tires from being brought into the prison. And if the prisoners come...

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