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"It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have." James A. Baldwin
Posted by another_liberal | Wed Dec 24, 2014, 08:42 AM (13 replies)
The eyewitness who claims to have overheard a Ukrainian fighter pilot speak about shooting down the, "wrong plane," immediately after Malaysian airliner MH17 was destroyed over eastern Ukraine has passed a lie detector test concerning his comments.
Once again, allow me to caution those of you who seem determinedly unwilling to even consider this evidence with an open mind. I suggest you stop reading now and leave the commenting to those who have constructive replies to add. Thank you.
Posted by another_liberal | Wed Dec 24, 2014, 07:38 AM (138 replies)
This is fascinating new information, provided by an eye-witness on the Ukrainian military air base from which fighter jets were operating at the time of MH17's destruction. Those of you who still have an open mind and who are interested in finding the truth regarding the tragedy will appreciate this article. Those of you who have closed your minds to additional evidence, or who merely want to continue your endless Russia-bashing should stop reading now, and post your own OPs for such purposes. Thank you.
Read more, and view related videos, at: http://rt.com/news/216871-ukraine-military-mh17-report/
Posted by another_liberal | Tue Dec 23, 2014, 06:14 AM (167 replies)
We already know that the EU's farming sector took a bad hit because of lost sales to Russia, now it is clear that manufacturing and high-tech businesses are also suffering. Of course, if those companies have less to spend, they will be doing less buying from other European and American firms. Everyone will feel Russia's pain, through layoffs and business slowdowns. That's what happens when some ill-advised greedheads and latter day "Cold Warriors" decide to begin an economic war with a major World trading power, all economies feel the negative impact.
Posted by another_liberal | Sun Dec 21, 2014, 08:18 AM (49 replies)
The General Court of the European Union has ordered that the Palestinian liberation group know as Hamas be removed from the EU's list of terrorist organizations. The change is due to improper procedures which were followed during the group's initial banning in 2003.
Read more at: http://rt.com/news/215143-hamas-off-terror-list/
Posted by another_liberal | Wed Dec 17, 2014, 06:11 AM (21 replies)
Professor Chomsky is one of my favorite historians and teachers. During this interview excerpt he discusses race relations in the United States.
Posted by another_liberal | Sat Dec 13, 2014, 07:37 AM (3 replies)
Source: The Telegraph
More than 500 people are expected to sit on each other’s faces and simulate sexual acts outside Parliament this week. The #PornProtest will use mass ‘facesitting’ to protest against new UK porn laws brought in earlier this month.
Under the new Audiovisual Media Services Regulations 2014 rules, facesitting, spanking and female ejaculation are among a number of sexual acts now banned from being shown in paid-for porn watched online. The new rules – which will not affect porn created outside of the UK – have attracted huge amounts of criticism.
Protesters are now organising mass action outside Parliament on Friday, where they will try to break the Guinness World Record for facesitting, and will hold a ‘Sex Factor’ game show – while remaining fully-clothed. #PornProtest has been organised by 2013’s sex worker of the year Charlotte Rose who wants to protest against “the new sexist laws.”
She told Telegraph Wonder Women: “What wound me up personally is seeing spanking, watersports and especially female ejaculation and facesitting stopped.
Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-politics/11284843/Porn-protest-Mass-sex-simulation-and-facesitting-to-take-place-outside-Parliament.html
This is going to be one of the best documented protests in British history! I imagine the London police are gearing up for a real mass of on-lookers.
Posted by another_liberal | Fri Dec 12, 2014, 08:19 AM (51 replies)
Source: Al Arabiya (English)
The Irish parliament approved a nonbinding resolution calling on the government to formally recognize the state of Palestine, becoming the latest European Union member to approve a non-binding parliamentary motion seeking recognition of the Palestinian state. It comes after Ireland’s foreign minister offered on Wednesday his conditional support for an idea bitterly opposed by Israel.
“Achieving and recognizing a Palestinian state has always been the objective of the Irish government. Everything we do in the Middle East is directed towards that aim,” the Associated Press reported Charlie Flanagan as telling a virtually empty parliamentary chamber, with barely a dozen lawmakers present in the 166-seat chamber. He added: “While successive governments have always seen recognition coming as part of an agreed peace, I’ve made it clear that I’ve absolutely no difficulty in principle with the idea of early recognition, if I believe it can contribute to achieving a settlement of the conflict. The present stalemate is not acceptable to me.”
Most represented the opposition Sinn Fein, an Irish nationalist party with strong Palestinian links. The Palestinian ambassador to Ireland, Ahmad Abdelrazek, watched the debate from the visitors’ gallery above.
Lawmakers in Britain, France and Spain already have passed similar motions calling on their governments to follow Sweden, which on Oct. 30 ignited debate by recognizing Palestinian statehood officially.
Read more: http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2014/12/11/Ireland-recognizes-state-of-Palestine.html
How much longer will the Netanyahu government be able to deny Palestinian rights to an independent, sovereign nation of their own? The tide of history does seem to be running fast in the Palestinians' favor.
Posted by another_liberal | Thu Dec 11, 2014, 12:19 PM (0 replies)
There may be those who think we can bomb Syria back to peace, I seriously doubt that will be the case. As the saying goes, "Making peace is not talking to the people you like, it's talking to the people you don't like." This is an initiative we should quickly get behind.
Moscow wants to relaunch Syria peace talks – Russian deputy FM
Russia would like to relaunch peace talks in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said after meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday, adding that Moscow is willing to host the meeting. Bogdanov said that he “was in contact with our American partners.” He further stated that “if Syrians want to meet in Moscow, then we will discuss this issue with the US side and others," RIA Novosti reported. "We have proposed that the Syrians come to Moscow to discuss political possibilities to resolve the crisis," he added. Assad responded in support of the idea. "Russia has always been on the side of the Syrian people and given proof that it backs the people's right to decide its own fate," SANA news agency quoted Assad as saying. "Russia respects the sovereignty of states and international law.” Moscow would like to kickstart peace talks in Syria with meetings between government officials and opposition members.
For updates see: http://rt.com/news/line/2014-12-11/#76635
Posted by another_liberal | Wed Dec 10, 2014, 11:37 PM (5 replies)
We have been coming to this for decades, but the crimes detailed and admitted to in the Senate's (heavily redacted) torture report are surely the straw that broke the camel's back. The United States is now seen by friend and foe alike as a nation which has put itself above international law. We are outlaws within the community of nations.
Posted by another_liberal | Wed Dec 10, 2014, 07:46 AM (116 replies)