Sunday, March 27, 2011

Zeitgeist: Moving beyond money

Zeitgeist: Moving beyond money

In his latest film, Zeitgeist: Moving Forward, director Peter Joseph presents a case for a transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which runs modern global society to a new sustainable resource based economy. Everyone suffers under the system that exists and suffering is inevitable, not because of politics or policy, but because of monetary existence. The system is flawed. Money is the problem. The focus should be resources, such as food, health and other aspects.

Islamic world in tripod war

Islamic world in tripod war

"Do we need to be in Libya?" asks Jake Diliberto, a military analyst. US lawmakers need to have objectives they can clearly communicate to their electorate, he explains, with Libya, they have not done so.the intervention is nothing but the Pentagon's effort to preserve oil for the future, and it will not be a short term operation, he argues - it will last for a long time.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Is capitalism to blame for the rise in unrest and the fall of global markets? One scholar argued yes, saying it is merely how capitalism works. Ha-Joon Chang, a senior research associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and author of "23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism" argued the assumptions behind the dogma and hype of capitalism and the free market spun by the neoliberal economists since the era of Reagan are completely false.

Gaddafi: America's easy target?

Gaddafi: America's easy target?

The US opts not to interfere in the internal affairs of its allies in the region, no matter how grave the situation becomes. Vijay Prashad, the Director of International Studies at Trinity College explained Libya was an easy target in the region, a non-US ally who does not walk in-step with the West. And, the UN resolution on Libya is so vague it doesn't differentiate well between civilians and rebels - opening the door for the coalition to support the rebels above and beyond humanitarian needs.

War Stories

War Stories

The Pentagon, NATO, these organizations fight an information war to go alongside the real one happening on the battlefield...to sell the reality of a conflict where people are dying and billions are being spent, to the public. But are they losing?

New York Day of Rage

New York Day of Rage

Awesome video of thousands of New Yorkers protesting against budget cuts on the streets of the Big Apple. They marched to Wall Street demanding the government tax the rich instead of cutting social programs

Huge pro-immigration rally in Atlanta, Georgia

Huge pro-immigration rally in Atlanta, Georgia

Some seven thousand people gathered in Atlanta, Georgia to protest a new anti-immigration bill adopted by Georgia lawmakers. Protesters were chanting and waving sings in both English and Spanish, using slogans like; "Immigrants pick the crops that you eat every day!" and "Broken system, broken families."
The hope of the protesters is to convince Georgia Republican Governor Nathan Deal to veto the legislation.

Celente: Libya civil war none of US business

Celente: Libya civil war none of US business

There are increasing calls for more democracy and to end corruption throughout Africa and the Middle East, but the US targeted Libya to make a statement. Gerald Celente, the director of the Trends Research Institute says this is a chilling example of US hypocrisy. Killing people with bombs to solve the humanitarian crisis is absurd and ironic he notes. In addition, Americans are suffering from high unemployment and calling for cuts to government spending, yet the Pentagon is blowing away billions per week bombing Libya

Suspect in Ga. Police Officer's Death Surrenders

Suspect in Ga. Police Officer's Death Surrenders

The man charged in the shooting death of a Georgia police officer surrendered on live TV after he released the last four of eight hostages he was holding at an Athens apartment. The 33-year-old Jamie Hood released four hostages Friday evening. (March 25)




Police: Ga. Suspect Releases 4 Hostages

Police: Ga. Suspect Releases 4 Hostages


The man suspected in the shooting death of a Georgia police officer has released four of the eight hostages he was holding at an Athens apartment. (March 25)

Agency: Ga. Suspect Believed to Have 9 Hostages

Agency: Ga. Suspect Believed to Have 9 Hostages

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says a man suspected in the shooting death of a police officer is holding eight hostages at an Athens apartment. Authorities are communicating with Jamie Hood and the hostages are safe but not free to leave. (March 25)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fukushima nuclear disaster is no different from September 11

Fukushima nuclear disaster is no different from September 11


News magazine "Der Spiegel" the German nuclear disaster in the power plant, the Japanese, "Fukushima" not less than the worst effects of the tragic attacks on New York and Washington on the eleventh of September 2001, and will make it hard to ignore the risks of nuclear technology, noting that it may Objects of the end of nuclear energy.

The magazine said on its website that the nuclear disaster at a plant in Fukushima, resulting from the strong earthquake that hit Japan and generated a tsunami, you might make the German government is subject to the pressures and demands of pro reconsider the decision to extend the reconstruction of the nuclear reactor 12 years on average.

The magazine said that an accident like this in the very advanced state, and developer of nuclear technology, as further evidence that nuclear energy is not safe .. Expected to occur in the Fukushima nuclear crisis repercussions of the same attacks of September eleventh terrorist

Monday, March 14, 2011

Devastated Japan Still Reeling From Disaster

Devastated Japan Still Reeling From Disaster

A devastated Japan was struggling to cope Monday in the wake of last week's earthquake and tsunami that have wreaked destruction on the country's northeast coast. (March 14)

Raw Video: U.S. Military Brings Quake Relief

Raw Video: U.S. Military Brings Quake Relief


Aid to quake-ravaged Japan is starting to come in thanks to the U.S. military. A helicopter from an aircraft carrier off the coast of Japan airlifts supplies to the country's interior. (March 14)


Raw Video: Japan's Devastation From Ground Level

Raw Video: Japan's Devastation From Ground Level

New video from Japan is showing the extent of the devastation from cities obliterated by both the quake and the following Tsunami. (March 14)

Broken Budgets: States Cut Mental Care

Broken Budgets: States Cut Mental Care



In recent years, state lawmakers have cut billions of dollars from agencies offering mental health services. Colorado mother Sandra Roskilly worries about her autistic son's future if he doesn't receive the proper care. (March 14)

Obama 'Heartbroken' Over Japan Devastation

Obama 'Heartbroken' Over Japan Devastation





Obama pledges the United States 'will stand with the people of Japan' in difficult days ahead. (March 14)

Tsunami Arrives, People Flee

Tsunami Arrives, People Flee

Amateur video captures the force of the tsunami's arrival in Japan. The waves devastate entire blocks in Miyagi Prefecture, with some residents narrowly escaping, as captured by this photographer. (March 14)


Fuel Rods Exposed at Japan Nuke Plant

Fuel Rods Exposed at Japan Nuke Plant

There's been more trouble at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. With cooling systems down, fuel rods have been exposed at the facility's Unit 2 reactor, and there was an explosion at Unit 3. (March 14

Devastation in Japan

Devastation in Japan

Stunning images of the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan, which has claimed thousands of lives and triggered a nuclear crisis. (March 14


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fires and Devastation in Sendai

Fires and Devastation in Sendai

One day after a massive tsunami tore through Sendai, residents are surveying the devastation that destroyed whole sections of the northern port. Rescue workers are searching through a sea of debris, while smoke can be seen from one large fire. (March 12)


Smoke Pours From Japan Nuclear Plant

Smoke Pours From Japan Nuclear Plant


An explosion at a nuclear power station tore down the walls of one building Saturday as smoke poured out. Japanese officials said they feared the reactor could melt down following the failure of its cooling system in the earthquake and tsunami. (March 12

California Harbor Hit by Tsunami

California Harbor Hit by Tsunami

The tsunami that ravaged Japan was also felt on the West Coast Friday. It ripped docks out and damaged or destroyed a number of boats in California's Santa Cruz Harbor. (March 11


83 Rescued From Floating Restaurant

83 Rescued From Floating Restaurant

Authorities say they safely rescued 83 people from a floating barge restaurant that broke its moorings on the Ohio River and drifted at least 85 yards. Jeff Ruby's Waterfront Restaurant was located on the Kentucky side of the river. (March 12)


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Mubarak called his beard in Sharm el-Sheikh

Mubarak called his beard in Sharm el-Sheikh

Disclosure officer record month in real estate near the city of Sharm el-Tur Sheikh Ahmed Mashal said that former President Hosni Mubarak launched his beard since he was transferred to the resort. Ahmed said Meshaal program "Egypt gambling" on Egyptian television that he had met Mubarak and his family at his hilltop palace in Sharm el-Sheikh a few days ago to get his signature to hire a lawyer and does not include any sale or purchase, adding that he saw Mubarak and his wife Susan and his two sons, Alaa and Gamal.
He added that the family welcomed him very much and seemed modest. He pointed out that Mubarak "wanted to work power of attorney to his lawyer in a case involving self-defense," but declined to reveal more details.
And surrounded by the life of the former president and his family since the abandonment of secrecy and power transmission to your Mentdjah in Sharm el-Sheikh, and spread rumors about his departure to Saudi Arabia the previous period but it was underlined that it is still in Sharm el-Sheikh.
Face Mubarak and his wife and his two sons, several cases of corruption investigated by the prosecution, which had already ordered the seizure of money and prevented them from traveling while demanding Kthirmen Egyptians to try the former president on other charges

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

NIS 38,660 in compensation for sexual harassment, Israel

NIS 38,660 in compensation for sexual harassment, Israel


Research revealed considered the first of its kind in Israel, that when the courts decided to impose compensation to Mstkiat because of sexual harassment, the value of what he paid 38,660 shekels complained against them.

It was found that from 118 to file a criminal has been examined, and was in the framework of condemnation of the harasser, that 37% of offenders were sentenced to actual imprisonment, and was sentenced about 87% of prison with a stay of execution, and 37% of public services, and 38% violations in favor of "State ", and 70% compensation for complainants.

The newspaper Haaretz, the Israeli The steps Criminal provides that when the harasser is responsible to work for the woman who harassed her, it is mostly not be sentenced to actual imprisonment, but if they do not have to work and has nothing to do with either closely or from afar, what 60% of them sentenced to actual imprisonment.

Referred to the research examined 420 judicial rulings (criminal, civil and disciplinary), and that when the courts decided to impose damages for sexual Mstkiat, outlined the compensation value of NIS 5500

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The assassination of Pakistani Minister for Minorities by unidentified gunmen

The assassination of Pakistani Minister for Minorities by unidentified gunmen


Gunmen assassinated in Islamabad yesterday, Wednesday, and Pakistani Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti, the police official said that the minister came under fire during the passage of his car in a high-end neighborhoods in Islam a father.

The official added that Bhatti had intended to leave his house when unidentified gunmen opened fire on his car.

The Bhatti had referred repeatedly to the receiving death threats because of his position on the law, a second Pakistani official being filtered against the backdrop of the law, which criminalizes insulting to the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, and the Bhatti is the only Christian in the government of Pakistan, calls to amend the law of atonement in the country

"Maariv": Israelis are demanding dismissal of "Barack"

"Maariv": Israelis are demanding dismissal of "Barack"


Said the head of the National Union in the Knesset, "Jacob Cats", that "malice and hatred and Defense Minister Ehud Barak, the direction of the settlers had exceeded all red lines, it may reach the spot in the day that the instructions given to fire live ammunition Soppem."

The newspaper, Maariv, Israel Katz's remarks came during a press conference held yesterday in the Knesset after the evacuation point farm "Gilad" settlement random yesterday and the subsequent clashes between Israeli troops and settlers and the army used rubber bullets to disperse the demonstrators.

Katz said: "The head of the Israeli government dismissal of Defense Minister Barak immediately", note that the meeting included a number of Israeli ministers, as well as members of Knesset for the National Union Party and the Likud and the number of settlers from the farm, "Gilead," who were wounded by rubber bullets during the events.

He also attacked members of the Knesset by the Minister of Defense and Homeland Security Secretary, saying, "It was located in the West Bank, about 330 thousand settlers are on the rise, high-annually the equivalent of 20 thousand people, and Defense Minister Barak, Egypt on their exclusion, and the first time brought through against the settlers weapons fatal and serious

Former Israeli ambassador accused Netanyahu to derail the peace process

Former Israeli ambassador accused Netanyahu to derail the peace process


Criticized the former Israeli Ambassador, South Africa, the Netanyahu government policies in the region, and said that he resigned from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, because he no longer felt comfortable about the policy.

The Financial Times newspaper quoted the letter of retirement issued by Ilan Baruch, saying he believed that the Council of Ministers to handle the current situation emigrated diplomatic efforts towards a permanent peace agreement. Accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to derail the peace process.

He added that since the current government took over the leadership of the country two years ago, the members abort any political progress by refusing calls to withdraw from the West Bank and to ignore international peace efforts

Security Council holds a meeting to discuss the crisis in Côte d'Ivoire

Security Council holds a meeting to discuss the crisis in Côte d'Ivoire




Diplomats at the United Nations The UN Security Council members hold today, Thursday, an emergency meeting to discuss the tensions in Côte d'Ivoire.

The diplomats made it clear today that the members of the Security Council will discuss the attacks perpetrated against the soldiers of the international mission there and triggered clashes between supporters of outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo and Ouattara good rival team recognized by most of the international community as a legitimate president.

The radio said that the concern is rising following a decision of the African Union extended the mandate of his mission, consisting of five African heads of state for another month, in order to complete their mission and access to resolve acute political crisis, which Tchehadha Côte d'Ivoire, pointing out that the diplomat on the council described the decision as "extremely worrying".

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned of Côte d'Ivoire plunged into a civil war, also condemned the recent attacks against peacekeepers of the United Nations by forces loyal to Gbagbo.

It is worth mentioning that Gbagbo's forces had fired on the experts gentiles when they went to the airport (Yamoussoukro), to confirm the arrival of the helicopters, which according to some reports they received from Belarus earlier

Clinton:" Iran is seeking to influence the Arab and communication revolutions of the opposition

"Clinton:" Iran is seeking to influence the Arab and communication revolutions of the opposition

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that Iran is seeking either directly or through intermediaries to communicate with the opposition in Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen in an attempt to influence.

This is the first time Clinton has addressed in detail the reasonable efforts made by Iran to interfere in the ongoing popular protests three months ago in the Arab countries and toppled the governments of Egypt and Tunisia, and threaten the regimes in Libya, Yemen, Bahrain and Oman.

Clinton said before the Committee on federal spending in the Senate, "They are using Hezbollah (the Lebanese) to connect to allies in Hamas, who call their turn with allies in Egypt, adding that" we know what they call the opposition in Bahrain and they are involved too in the opposition movement in Yemen. "

She added that the United States In an attempt to cope with the movements of Iran, the diplomatic contacts and other links with opposition groups in the Middle East and North Africa, pointing out that "the majority of people want to help them but not to play a major role and therefore the challenge is based on the way in which we offer the assistance they require without to be seen who wants to control the appearance of revolution. "

They pointed out that Clinton Shiite Iran is trying to increase its influence, although it is not a natural ally of the Muslim Brotherhood, the Sunni Islamist group in Egypt, yet it supports the long-Sunni Hamas in the Gaza Strip border with Egypt

Two U.S. soldiers killed in the shooting Frankfurt Airport

Two U.S. soldiers killed in the shooting Frankfurt Airport

Two soldiers were killed from the U.S. Air Force, was killed and two others seriously wounded on Wednesday when he was a young man from Kosovo fire on them at the airport in Frankfurt, West Germany.

And fired on the bus, the U.S. military while standing in front of the arrival hall the second largest airport in Germany, and on board U.S. soldiers arrived by air from England before heading to the U.S. base at Ramstein, 140 km from the airport.

The General Command of the U.S. Air Force in Germany in a statement: "kill Mlahan and two others wounded in a shooting today, Thursday, at the airport of Frankfurt International," the statement added that the German authorities arrested the shooter, and that an investigation of the incident, and the interior minister said the Hesse German Boris saw that a soldier was killed outside the bus and the other inside.

The German police have arrested inside the arrivals hall on the second shooter is supposed, a young man in the twenty-first session, originally from Kosovo, had been living in Frankfurt, according to Minister Ryan. The investigation began with the shooter. Police cordoned off the German site of the attack and the transfer of Jerihan to the hospital, did not say police spokesman Andrei Stormit the severity of injuries, nor the number of military personnel who were on the bus.

He was President Barack Obama regretted the incident and sadness following the attack, in a speech in front of reporters in the White House. Were made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel "sincere condolences to the families of the victims," during a press conference with Portuguese Foreign Minister Jose Socrates. She said that her government would do all it can to uncover the circumstances of the attack. He also Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle in Ukraine condemned the attack.

In Pristina, announced a senior security official told AFP on Wednesday that the young Kosovar origin, who shot and killed two U.S. Air Force in Frankfurt Airport Albany from the north of Kosovo, the source said on condition of anonymity, "according to our information called Corporal Aouka one of the Mitrovica region ( north), "he said" has no record, which means that he did not face problems with the law before, but we are still verifying. "

The Government of Kosovo for the condemnation of the work of the "ugly", and confirmed that the perpetrator acted "alone" and did not yet know the motives of the attack and said the newspaper "Der Spiegel" on its website that investigators tend to the hypothesis of a deliberate attack against U.S. soldiers, as they seek to verify the certificates confirmed that the striker shouted "Allahu Akbar" before opening fire. The Web site said investigators had found him on the arms and ammunition.

Frankfurt Airport is located about 120 km from the U.S. base at Ramstein in Germany. The Americans have several bases in the Frankfurt area used for the logistical support for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Was planning the attacks of September 11, 2001 in the United States partly in Hamburg, northern Germany. In March 2010, four Islamist convicted of plotting against U.S. interests in Germany, after being accused that they were preparing to attack similar attack in 2001

Vienna director freeze funds and deposits Gaddafi

Vienna director freeze funds and deposits Gaddafi

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Austrian central bank to open an investigation about a man close to the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who turned to Vienna, according to Austrian press reports.

He said ministry spokesman Alexander Chalinberg The Minister of Foreign Affairs Michael Spendeleger request on Wednesday evening by the Central Bank of Austria studied the freezing of deposits Mustafa ministries in Austria, explained the spokesman Mustafa ministries "have a deposit and suspected of being deposited to the account of other persons in the Libyan regime."

The newspaper "Die Presse" conservative magazine "News" that Mustafa ministries, vice president of Libya's sovereign wealth fund, "the Libyan Investment Authority," in charge of the management and deposits Gaddafi in Austria, has left Tripoli and took refuge in Vienna on 21 February.

The newspaper quoted a former close of the Libyan leader did not mention his name, that Mustafa ministries in charge of management of the funds Gaddafi in Austria and that of the previous close at about $ 30 billion, mostly in the framework of institutions.

For its part, quoted the Journal News for a financial agent to Gaddafi, a British citizen who preferred not to be identified, said Mustafa Ministries is "representative of Gaddafi in Austria which manages a large number of investments and establish institutions and buy real estate."

Chavez presented to the Gaddafi international peace mission

Chavez presented to the Gaddafi international peace mission

Search Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is an international peace mission to settle the dispute in Libya, as announced by Communications Minister Andres Izarra Venezuela on Wednesday. The minister said in a message on his website on Twitter: "We get talks between Chavez and the leader Gaddafi about the proposal to send a peace mission to Libya," but gave no further details.

The Chavez may view the formation of an international peace mission from several friendly countries in order to mediate between the Libyan leader and the rebels, with the conviction of any foreign military intervention, saying it would be "a disaster". "What if we send Marines instead of airplanes, good-offices mission to help our brothers to stop killing each other."

German Interior Ministry confirms deaths of two U.S. soldiers

German Interior Ministry confirms deaths of two U.S. soldiers

Announced "Boris Ryan" and Interior Minister German state of Hesse, the gunman killed two U.S. soldiers shot and wounded two others seriously wounded, were inside a bus owned by the U.S. Army near the airport of Frankfurt.

Ryan added that the armed citizen from Kosovo appeared to a young man in 21-year-old, referring to the tightening of security around.

For its part, confirmed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint press conference with Portuguese Prime Minister, "Jose Socrates," killing the U.S. soldiers, "she said, do not know the details, but I want to express how dysphoretic we must do everything in our power to discover what happened."

The channel Russia Today, the spokesman for Frankfurt airport, confirmed occurrence of fire on a bus belonging to the U.S. Army, in front of Building No. 2, noting that initial reports suggest that the assailant broke into the bus before it starts shooting at the soldiers.

An official in the U.S. military, the fire killed two people, one bus driver, in addition to injuring two others, said that the soldiers who were exposed to fire are members of the Air Force base "for Aknhit" in the United Kingdom, and they were on their way to travel through one of the commercial flights, and not using military aircraft

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