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The Strategy of the Paris Attacks: After Ahmed Merabet, a French policeman, was killed outside the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris last week, his brother Malek said: “My brother was Muslim and he was killed by two terrorists, by two false Muslims. Islam is a religion of peace and love.” It was moving, but to say that all Mu...
Asylum-Seekers: The Limits of Tolerance: The language of the immigration debate in Germany has got harsh and extreme. German Chancellor Angela Merkel attacked the anti-immigration movement in her New Year speech, saying its leaders have “prejudice, coldness, even hatred in their hearts.” The “anti-Islamisation” protests all acro...
The “Oil War”: “Did you know there’s an oil war? And the war has an objective: to destroy Russia,” said Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in a live television speech last week. “It’s a strategically planned war … also aimed at Venezuela, to try and destroy our revolution and cause an economic collapse.” I...
wikileaks: Spooky reading after #Snowden: Julian #Assange's call to take up arms against the surveillance state | Cypherpunks http://t.co/BpUQi2nzgG: wikileaks: Spooky reading after #Snowden: Julian #Assange's call to take up arms against the surveillance state | Cypherpunks http://t.co/BpUQi2nzgG
wikileaks: anti-WikiLeaks movie 'We Steal Secrets' flops at box office | Indiewire http://t.co/dFQn6wXlMN: wikileaks: anti-WikiLeaks movie 'We Steal Secrets' flops at box office | Indiewire http://t.co/dFQn6wXlMN
Ukraine is Very, Very Close to an All Out Civil War: January has been a cruel month for the prospects of peace in Ukraine. As the international community mulls new measures against Russia and continues to debate how to best address the conflict, the fighting has reached new levels of intensity.  The prospects of an all out civil war in Eastern Euro...
An LRA Commander Gets His Day in Court: Dominic Ongwen made his first appearance at the ICC on Monday. This is the first case against an LRA leader and potentially complicated by the fact that Ongwen was conscripted into the LRA as a child.” Dressed in a dark blue suit and white shirt, Ongwen appeared hesitant, looking nervously around...
Isis publicly behead man in Syrian town square for 'insulting Allah' as he screams for help: A man was held down and beheaded for “insulting Allah” in the middle of a Syrian town by Isis fighters as he screamed for help from the silent crowd.
Hezbollah Israel attack: IDF opens fire on southern Lebanon after convoy attack wounds multiple soldiers: Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for an attack on an Israeli army convoy that is reported to have injured a number of IDF troops.
Hong Kong Activists Fear State Snooping: Pro-democracy protesters believe surveillance is now an unfortunate fact of life.
The Tsar Meets the Sultan:
The Boy Who Did Not Come Back from Heaven: In 2010, the book, The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven, was released. At the time, I believe I gave this news about 0.3 percent of my attention, and 0.1 percent was spent lamenting terrible theology prevalent in the popular Christian book market.I don’t believe we die and are snatched up to heaven,...
Obama Prods India on Religious Freedom: U.S. President Barack Obama weighed in on one of India’s most sensitive topics as he wound up a visit on Jan 27, making a plea for freedom of religion to be upheld in a country with a history of strife between Hindus and minorities.Hours before boarding a flight to Saudi Arabia, Obama warned Indi...
The CIA Haitian Connection and the Cocaine Smuggling Operation: The following articles on the CIA Haiti sponsored narcotics smuggling by Dennis Bernstein, Howard Levine and Jim Lobe were published in the 1990s and republished by Global Research 25 February 2004. They shed light on the history of US interventionism…
Political Prisoner in America: A Drone Activist’s Future in Prison: The Bureau of Prisons contacted me today, assigning me a prison number and a new address:  for the next 90 days, beginning tomorrow I’ll live at FMC Lexington, in the satellite prison camp for women, adjacent to Lexington’s Federal Medical…
Potential Traps on the Path to U.S.–Cuba Normalization: On December 17, 2014, presidents Barack Obama and Raúl Castro made history by each taking a bold and politically brave step: They agreed to begin the process of normalizing relations between their two countries. American and Cuban negotiators met secretly on multiple occasions over a surprisingly...
Imagining a World Without Violence: Imagine a threat that endangers the lives of well over a billion people. Even when it does not kill you, it may leave you with physical and emotional scars that last a lifetime. You may be more prone to depression, anxiety, and dependence on alcohol and drugs. You may suffer sexual and reproducti...
Battleground Surrey: Political will and reforms needed to fix problems: As Surrey approaches one of the most important elections in last few decades media, commentators and general public are highly concentrated on search for a solution of numerous problems facing city’s transformation from suburban to urban. Top of the list is reserved for issues of crime, transport...
Foreign aid: shortfall since 1970 almost $5 trillion; greater than aid given: Over 40 years ago, rich country governments agreed to give 0.7% of their GNI (Gross National Income) as official aid to poor countries for development assistance. The average aid delivered each year has actually been between 0.2 to 0.4%. The shortfall has therefore accumulated to ...
Stratfor: Sitrep: None injured as bomb explodes under Italian diplomatic vehicle in #Libya http://t.co/vsmWdl8wqy: Stratfor: Sitrep: None injured as bomb explodes under Italian diplomatic vehicle in #Libya http://t.co/vsmWdl8wqy
Quote of the Week #1: " Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. " Sir Winston Churchill -

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