How International Financial Elites Change Governments to Implement Austerity

by ISMAEL HOSSEIN-ZADEH   Many countries around the world are plagued by all kinds of armed rebellions, economic sanctions, civil wars, “democratic” coup d’états and/or wars of “regime change.” These include Ukraine, Venezuela, Syria, Thailand, Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, Egypt, Yemen, Somalia and Lebanon. Even in the core capitalist countries the overwhelming majority of citizens are subjected to brutal wars of economic austerity. While not new, social convulsions seem to have become more numerous in recent years. They have become especially more frequent since the mysterious 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 and the 2008 financial collapse in … Continue reading How International Financial Elites Change Governments to Implement Austerity

#horror: The moment Muslim Syrian extremists cut off a man’s hand as punishment for stealing – and posted pics LIVE on Twitter

.WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Islamist group live-tweeted punishment of a thief in northern Syria .Photos were posted online showing a man having his hand chopped off .Group claimed the man requested the punishment to ‘cleanse him of sin’ BySara Malmand Mia De Graaf A group of Syrian Islamist militants posted a series of photographs of a man having his hand cut off in a live-update on Twitter. The live-feed of the amputation, which was carried out in the northern town of Maskanah, near Aleppo, was re-tweeted by several Jihadi social media channels. The group responsible, militant organisation ISIS – Islamist State … Continue reading #horror: The moment Muslim Syrian extremists cut off a man’s hand as punishment for stealing – and posted pics LIVE on Twitter

Documentary Asks – Would You Still Eat Chicken If You Knew the Truth

By Sally Painter | 02/28/14 It may have been created as part of a protest and drive for a petition campaign against the proposed USDA’s “Filthy Chicken Rule”, but the spoof documentary “Is It Factory Fresh Chicken?” carries a disturbing truth message. In fact, once viewed, if you ever eat another factory farmed chicken, you’ll be sure to think about the video. The skit was created in the same parody as Portlandia’s “Is it Local?” and reveals harsh facts about factory farmed chicken in a comedic spoof. The viewer is quickly educated about how the chicken they just ordered in … Continue reading Documentary Asks – Would You Still Eat Chicken If You Knew the Truth

Humans Appear Programmed to Obey Robots, Studies Suggest

By Jason Dorrier Two 8-foot robots recently began directing traffic in the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kinshasa. The automatons are little more than traffic lights dressed up as campy 1960s robots—and yet, drivers obey them more readily than the humans previously directing traffic there. Maybe it’s because the robots are bigger than the average traffic cop. Maybe it’s their fearsome metallic glint. Or maybe it’s because, in addition to their LED signals and stilted hand waving, they have multiple cameras recording ne’er-do-wells. “If a driver says that it is not going to respect the robot because … Continue reading Humans Appear Programmed to Obey Robots, Studies Suggest

Look Who the US Is Siding With in Ukraine, Egypt, and Syria

US quietly partners with neo-Nazis in Ukraine, fascists in Egypt, and al-Qaeda in Syria by Chris Ernesto Imagine if protesters – supported by Russia – established an encampment in front of the US Capitol, threw Molotov cocktails into government buildings, fired guns at the police, and demanded that the US government relinquish power. Obviously, the response from the US government would not be peaceful and there would be a loud call for war on Russia. What if there were demonstrators in front of the White House who announced their events on Facebook by saying that members of congress should be … Continue reading Look Who the US Is Siding With in Ukraine, Egypt, and Syria

While the US is busy making enemies China becomes the biggest goods trading nation in 2013

Official figures show that China has surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest goods trading country in 2013. In a statement issued on Saturday, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce cited data from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and said China was the world’s biggest goods trading nation last year, Xinhua reported. The title previously belonged to Washington. According to the statement, China’s goods trade topped USD 4.16 trillion in 2013 overtaking that of the US. The country’s exports totaled USD 2.21 trillion, while its imports stood at USD 1.95 trillion. The figures have been confirmed by the World … Continue reading While the US is busy making enemies China becomes the biggest goods trading nation in 2013

Permission to Abuse Animals: Idaho’s ‘Ag-Gag’ Bill Signed Into Law

New law will allow “animal abuse, environmental violations, and food contamination to flourish undetected, unchallenged, and unaddressed.”   – Andrea Germanos, staff writer Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed into law on Friday legislation that criminalizes those who secretly document abuse of animals at agricultural facilities. Still from Mercy for Animals video The widely opposed bill, SB 1337, came about following an undercover video released by animal welfare group Mercy for Animals that showed workers torturing cows. The bill had the backing of the state’s $2.5 billion dairy industry. Otter issued a statement that “Senate Bill 1337 is about agriculture … Continue reading Permission to Abuse Animals: Idaho’s ‘Ag-Gag’ Bill Signed Into Law