Israeli Arms Fuel Atrocities in Africa. Israeli weapons are fueling atrocities in South Sudan, according to a United Nations report that sheds new light on the secretive Israeli arms trade in Africa.
Authored by an investigative team assembled by the UN Security Council, the report cites photographic evidence of automatic rifles made by Israel Military Industries (IMI) being in the arsenal of South Sudan’s army and police. Known as Galil ACE, the guns have particularly been used by bodyguards of high-ranking politicians and by senior army officers. South Sudan was granted independence in 2011 following a civil war that lasted for decades. UKIP Tactics, Populism and British Fascism. Why has an ostensibly anti-EU party won such support despite barely one-eighth of Britons endorsing such a platform?
Despite some ideological innovations, UKIP’s two-tier strategy – the ‘rank and file’ appeal (selective immigration) and the ‘officer class’ anti-elitist platform (anti-European Unionism) – unmistakeably follows that of the British Union of Fascists and the National Front, among several other populist movements. The case repeatedly presented by these movements is of immigration as one of several symptoms of an anti-British elitist conspiracy.
Someone Crunched the Numbers on What the Bankers Did to the Greeks, and the Results Will Blow You Away. If there's one country in the Western World that is a poster child for what austerity can do to an entire society, it's Greece.
The country has been subject to strict austerity programs imposed on it by the rest of Europe, at the behest of finance kingpins who caused the financial crisis in the first place. The blog Keep Talking Greece looks at a report put out by the Germany Institute for Macroeconomic Research that tallies up the damage from the austerity regime between 2008 and 2012.
Here are some of the key findings: Russia Conspiracy Theories Trap Putin Malaysia Airlines MH17. Did you know Malaysia Air Flight 17 was full of corpses when it took off from Amsterdam?
Did you know that, for some darkly inexplicable reason, on July 17, MH17 moved off the standard flight path that it had taken every time before, and moved north, toward rebel-held areas outside Donetsk? Death Squads Galore: U.S.-Backed Assassinations Wreak Global Havoc. April 8, 2014 | Like this article?
Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Kenya’s armed forces, bolstered by millions of dollars in U.S. aid and training, are now turning to death squad tactics against civilians who are sympathetic to an Islamist group based in Somalia. Press body accuses Israel army of targeting journalists. JERUSALEM (AFP) -- The Foreign Press Association on Sunday accused the Israeli army of "deliberately targeting" journalists after soldiers fired rubber bullets and threw stun grenades at photojournalists clearly identified as press.
In a statement, the Tel Aviv-based group, which represents journalists of all foreign media, including AFP, said troops had directly targeted a group of photographers covering clashes at the Qalandia checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah. "On Friday afternoon, Israeli forces threw stun grenades at FPA photojournalists as they were leaving Qalandia. Chomsky: 9/11 Is the Basis for 'Obama's Massive Terrorist War' Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com/ fotostory September 11, 2013 | Like this article?
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The gun sellers on Tripoli's Al Rashid Street are doing a brisk trade. They’re chatting and laughing and all look like they’re about 17 years old. Where in the World Are the Top 5 Tax Havens?: Video. Venture Communism. Venture Commune's URL = See also: Telekommunist Manifesto Dmytri Kleiner: "A Venture Commune is a joint stock corporation, much like its capitalist competitor, the Venture Capital Fund, however, it is designed as an anarcho-syndicalist revolutionary entity and therefore has three distinct properties.
Like a Venture Capital Fund, a Venture Commune invests in Enterprises in order to provide income for its shareholders. Israel gives up white phosphorus, because ‘it doesn’t photograph well’ The Art of Being in the Right Place at the Right Time: Street Photographs by Lesley Ann Ercolano. Looking at the varied situations, locations and subjects in Lesley Ann Ercolano’s Flickr photostream it becomes clear she must rarely, if ever, be without a camera.
Without use of particularly fancy equipment or intensive post-processing, the Scottish/Italian photographer instead relies on the uncanny ability to be in the right place at the right time to capture brilliant shots that exist for just a split second in her viewfinder. Ercolano shoots almost exclusively in locations around her native Edinburgh, revealing a quirky, occasionally mysterious side of a city she describes as generally more reserved and private. She tells SPNC: I live and work in the city centre so this is where I mainly take my photos but at weekends with more free time I tend to venture further out of town and weather permitting Portobello beach is one of the places I like to go to hunt for some nice shadows. People here in Edinburgh are often very reserved/private and I respect that. Visualizing Occupation: Children under Israel’s legal regime. IDF: ‘Forbidden zone’ in Gaza three times larger than previously stated.
The vagabond king. When 25-year-old Valentine Strasser seized power in Sierra Leone in 1992, he became the world’s youngest head of state. Today he lives with his mother and spends his days drinking gin by the roadside. What went wrong? There are two ways to drive inland from Freetown. The first is to go through the eastern, poorer quarters of the Sierra Leonean capital. There decrepit vehicles jam narrow streets lined with mouldering clapboard houses. The track of reddish laterite – which bypasses the city and its traffic – is treacherous after rain, and traces a route down into a broad valley.
Will a declining America Start Having to Obey the same Rules as Everybody Else? (Chomsky) Noam Chomsky writes at Tomdispatch.com: [This piece is adapted from “Uprisings,” a chapter in Power Systems: Conversations on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire, Noam Chomsky’s new interview book with David Barsamian (with thanks to the publisher, Metropolitan Books). An Intelligence History of the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. The Central Intelligence Agency has published a series of essays on intelligence and the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, to coincide with a symposium on the subject held last week at the Nixon Presidential Library. The publication itself (“President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War”) is a welcome addition to the literature.
But it also “includes some embarrassing errors,” wrote Amir Oren in the Israeli paper Ha’aretz on February 3 (“CIA report on Yom Kippur War: Israel had nuclear arsenal”). “For example,” Oren wrote, “in the photograph labeled ‘An Egyptian soldier holding up a portrait of President Sadat,’ the soldier in question and the two soldiers flanking him are clearly Israelis, as evidenced by the ‘IDF’ stamped visibly on their shirts.” If these discrepancies are cause for embarrassment, then it is the kind of embarrassment that should be willingly endured.