Category Archives: General News

Military coup in Turkey — RT News

The military in Turkey claims to have taken over the government, detaining the country’s leaders and seizing buildings amid scenes of tanks on the streets and the sound of explosions. President Erdogan has called on his supporters to protest the coup as officials vow to retaliate.

Source: Military coup in Turkey — RT News

Soldiers ‘surrender weapons’ on Istanbul’s Taksim Square amid reports of fighting with casualties — RT News

The Turkish military has opened fire and used tanks against crowds of civilians in the city of Istanbul amid protests against the ongoing coup, reports and footage on social media show.

Source: Soldiers ‘surrender weapons’ on Istanbul’s Taksim Square amid reports of fighting with casualties — RT News

South Koreans oppose USA’s THAAD ‘missile offense’ launchers,that make them a prime target « Antinuclear

The world is turning against corporate control of the planet Citizens Revolt in South Korea   K. GAGNON 15 Jul 16 Yonhap News reports: Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn visited the town of Seongju, whic…

Source: South Koreans oppose USA’s THAAD ‘missile offense’ launchers,that make them a prime target « Antinuclear

Ankara chaos: All-out war with helicopters, fighter jets, tanks, casualties reported — RT News

A Turkish F-16 fighter jet has reportedly shot down a military helicopter used by the pro-coup faction of the Turkish army, local broadcaster NTV reported, as reports suggested the capital of Ankara descended into chaotic clashes involving civilians and military.

Source: Ankara chaos: All-out war with helicopters, fighter jets, tanks, casualties reported — RT News

’28 pages’: Congress releases report on alleged Saudi 9/11 ties – CNNPolitics.com

A long-classified U.S. report released Friday found that some of the 9/11 hijackers were in contact with and received support from individuals likely connected to the Saudi government.

Source: ’28 pages’: Congress releases report on alleged Saudi 9/11 ties – CNNPolitics.com

First Photo Emerges Of Nice Truck Killer, Who Had Previously Been Convicted For Road Rage | peoples trust toronto

The first picture of the man behind the Nice terrorist attack, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, has been published. The image, which was taken from French TV reports that said the picture had come from t…

Source: First Photo Emerges Of Nice Truck Killer, Who Had Previously Been Convicted For Road Rage | peoples trust toronto

How surviving Nagasaki shaped the life of an IPPNW doctor | IPPNW

I was born on 5 June 1943. At the time of the bombing, I was two years and two months old. That morning, I was sleeping on the second floor of our Japanese-style wooden house in a Japanese-style be…

Source: How surviving Nagasaki shaped the life of an IPPNW doctor | IPPNW peace and health blog

How Did China’s GDP Beat? By “Shoveling A Stunning Amount Of Cash Into The Economy” | peoples trust toronto

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In any case, the take home message, as per the market’s euphoric reaction, is that China’s economy has stopped contracting, if only for the time being. However, asBloomberg reports, the stabilization comes at a cost, a big one. Instead of tackling a debt pile estimated by Rabobank at a gargantuan 3.5x of the economy’s size, policy makers are only making it worse with a renewed credit binge.

“The amount of cash Beijing is shoveling into the economy is stunning,” said Andrew Collier, an independent analyst in Hong Kong and former president of Bank of China International USA. “Given high fixed-asset investment among state-owned enterprises, it’s likely most of it is being consumed by the inefficient state sector. This is more bad news for structural reform. ”

Our favorite metric of Chinese credit creation, Total Social Financia, the biggest credit creation aggregate, rose 1.63 trillion yuan ($244 billion) in June, topping all 29 analyst forecasts in a Bloomberg survey. That means last month alone saw new credit exceed the 2015 GDP of Chile, Ireland, or Vietnam.

 

Where is this unprecedented credit deluge going? Sadly, not in productive sectors. Quite the opposite. Instead of funding expansion and hiring among private companies, much of the lending is going into state-owned enterprises, many of which are unprofitable and only kept alive to avoid wide-scale job losses. A reluctance by private companies to invest suggests they aren’t buying into the recovery story, and even worse may be being squeezed out by a bloated and inefficient state sector.

Source: How Did China’s GDP Beat? By “Shoveling A Stunning Amount Of Cash Into The Economy” | peoples trust toronto

Israel halts postal service with Gaza ‘to curb smuggling by terrorists’ — RT News

Israel has frozen mail services with the Gaza Strip, claiming the move was aimed at preventing banned items that are used by terrorists in attacks on the Jewish state from being smuggled into the Palestinian territory.

Source: Israel halts postal service with Gaza ‘to curb smuggling by terrorists’ — RT News

Erdogan appears on CNN Turk, says ‘will overcome’ ongoing attempted coup — RT News

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, appeared live on CNN Turk via FaceTime on the presenter’s cell phone, saying the ongoing military coup in the country “will be overcome” and calling on people to protest.

Source: Erdogan appears on CNN Turk, says ‘will overcome’ ongoing attempted coup — RT News

Turkey coup attempt: military claims government takeover – Erdogan history? | Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog

Turkey coup: military attempt to seize power from Erdogan as low flying jets and gunfire heard in Ankara and bridges Coup attempt by Turkish military against Erdogan PM Yildirim: Nothing will harm …

Source: Turkey coup attempt: military claims government takeover – Erdogan history? | Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog

Coup Attempt In Turkey: Helicopters, Military Jets Flying Over Capital; Army, Tanks Deployed | peoples trust toronto

Shooting and explosion are being reported in the Turkish capital, Ankara, with military jets and helicopters seen in the sky above the city. According to Reuters, gunfire and explosions could be he…

Source: Coup Attempt In Turkey: Helicopters, Military Jets Flying Over Capital; Army, Tanks Deployed | peoples trust toronto

Another Disastrous Side Effect of Monsanto’s Notorious Roundup Pesticide Discovered | Alternet

ENVIRONMENTAnother Disastrous Side Effect of Monsanto’s Notorious Roundup Pesticide Discovered

The controversial main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup is being connected to algae blooms that have fouled drinking water and killed wildlife.

Glyphosate, the controversial main ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup and other herbicides, is being connected to Lake Erie’s troubling algae blooms, which has fouled drinking water and suffocated and killed marine life in recent years. Phosphorus—attributed to farm runoff carried by the Maumee River—has long beenidentified as a leading culprit feeding the excessive blooms in the western Lake Erie basin. Now, according to a new study from chemistry professor Christopher Spiese, a significant correlation has been established between the increased use of glyphosate to the percentage of dissolved reactive phosphorus (DRP) in the runoff.

Source: Another Disastrous Side Effect of Monsanto’s Notorious Roundup Pesticide Discovered | Alternet

New York’s Governor Would Rather Prop Up the Nuclear Industry Than Invest in Renewable Energy | Alternet

New York is poised to dump $7.6 billion into dirty, dangerous and aging nuclear power plants as part of a policy that Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling the Clean Energy Standard. Although this policy would provide support for renewable energy by requiring utilities to meet New York’s goal of producing 50 percent of electricity from renewable energy by 2030, the real money in the plan is sadly reserved for bailing out nuclear plants. The governor wants to keep several aging nuclear plants open to preserve jobs in two upstate communities.

Source: New York’s Governor Would Rather Prop Up the Nuclear Industry Than Invest in Renewable Energy | Alternet

ExxonMobil Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups | Alternet

The fossil fuel giant spent nearly $2 million on more than a dozen climate denier and obstructionist groups last year.

By Elliott Negin / AlterNet July 14, 2016

ExxonMobil officials may hem and haw when reporters ask them if the company still funds climate science denier organizations, but the numbers don’t lie.

Source: ExxonMobil Still Funding Climate Science Denier Groups | Alternet

Communist China Winning Trade, Resource, Renewables, Job And Influence War Against USA, Without A Shot Being Fired; Why Is US Losing Millions Of High Paying Union Jobs To Former Worst Enemy? | A Green Road Journal

Communist China Winning Trade, Resource, Renewables, Job And Influence War Against USA, Without A Shot Being Fired; Why Is US Losing Millions Of High Paying Union Jobs To Former Worst Enemy?http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/11/communist-china-winning-war-against-usa.html

Source: Communist China Winning Trade, Resource, Renewables, Job And Influence War Against USA, Without A Shot Being Fired; Why Is US Losing Millions Of High Paying Union Jobs To Former Worst Enemy? | A Green Road Journal

Barbara Minton: Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells, Admits the U.S. National Cancer Institute | Culture of Awareness

By Barbara Minton, Natural Society, August 27, 2015 National legalization of marijuana may be drawing a smidgeon closer. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the federal government sponsored…

Source: Barbara Minton: Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells, Admits the U.S. National Cancer Institute | Culture of Awareness

The gift that keeps on giving: inner cities, violence, poverty, drugs « Jon Rappoport’s Blog

“Oh yes, and another thing. I hate to say this, but the creation and maintenance of a permanent government-dependent underclass, in our cities, is a purposeful act. It isn’t an accident, and it isn’t just a strategy for winning votes in election seasons. It’s a way of pulling the whole country down, sucking it into an ever-widening vortex of poverty, conflict, division, and useless guilt. It’s a political, economic, and psychological operation. There is no strong motive to help this underclass help itself. If there were, it might lead to a genuine renewal. But renewal isn’t in the cards. The men who are behind this underclass-operation intend to sink America. I should know. I’ve been working for them. Until now.

“Can we right the ship?

“—Did the networks just cut off my feed? I was just getting started. I was about to talk about the militarization and federalization of police forces, and the expanding Surveillance State. We have to curtail all that…Hello? Are we still on the air? Who’s running things here…I need to talk to the person in charge…Who’s in charge?”

Source: The gift that keeps on giving: inner cities, violence, poverty, drugs « Jon Rappoport’s Blog

US Industrial Production Declines For 10th Straight Month – Longest Non-Recessionary Streak In History | peoples trust toronto

Following a 0.3% decline in May, Industrial Production rose 0.6% in June (better than the 0.3% rise expected) but year-over-year remains lower (-0.7%) for the 10th straight month. This is the longest non-recessionary streak of industrial production declines in US history. Gains on the month were driven by motor vehicle assembly (which is ironic givenm near-record inventories), but Q2 ended with a decline of 1.0% – the 3rd quarterly decline in a row (also not experienced without a recession). The 0.7% decline YoY in June is the 10th in a row – the longest streak without a recession in US history…

Source: US Industrial Production Declines For 10th Straight Month – Longest Non-Recessionary Streak In History | peoples trust toronto

Caught On Tape – CNN Reporter Cut Off Air As She Critiques Hillary Clinton | Zero Hedge

Source: Caught On Tape – CNN Reporter Cut Off Air As She Critiques Hillary Clinton | Zero Hedge

Hillary Clinton passed the anti crime legislation that is now the issue around the killing and incarceration of minorities. Getting tough on crime is also part of the message of Trump, along with getting tough on immigrants of all kinds, by either tossing them out of the country or building walls to keep them out.

 

The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and “The Polka-dot File” | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

In his chapter on the work of Dr. Daniel P. Brown, an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, an international expert on hypnosis, he affirms the obvious: that Sirhan was hypno-programmed to shoot his pistol in response to a post hypnotic touch cue, most likely from the girl in the polka-dot dress.Dr. Brown states that Sirhan “did not have the knowledge, or intention, to shoot a human being, let alone Senator Kennedy.” At the request of Sirhan’s defense team seeking a new trial and a parole for Sirhan (efforts led by the great lawyer William Peppers and the heroic Paul Schrade), Dr. Brown “conducted a forensic assessment in six different two-day sessions over a three year span spending over sixty hours interviewing and testing Sirhan at Corona Penitentiary and Pleasant Valley in California.”In his declaration to the Parole Board Dr. Brown stated unequivocally that Sirhan was hypnotized and was therefore a “Manchurian Candidate” who did not kill RFk (see the CIA’s programs  ARTICHOKE and MLKULTRA).Furthermore, Faura affirms the fact of a highly sophisticated conspiracy and cover-up that implicates the FBI, LAPD, and CIA.  He affirms the fact that far more than the eight bullets in Sirhan’s gun were fired (up to 13), as proven by physical and acoustical evidence.  He affirms the fact that, as Los Angeles County Medical Examiner Dr.Noguchi’s autopsy concluded, Kennedy was shot from behind by at least a second gunman with all four bullets entering from the rear, three entering his body. And he affirms the fact that none of the bullets from Sirhan’s gun hit RFK.

Source: The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy and “The Polka-dot File” | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Censored CIA Air Force Article Gets Unblocked Link | Veterans Today

VT has stumbled across the CIA’s secret false flag airforce, composed of stolen MiGs and used to attack hospitals and refugee camps from inside Israel and Turkey.Back in March this year, we reported on a rather shady deal between Croatia and Ukraine where a dozen MiG-21s disappeared. Croatia sent 7 MiG-21s to Ukraine to be refurbished, they were supposed to receive those 7 after refurbishment plus another 5 refurbished to the same standard. What the Croats got was rather different – piles of worn out junk that looked like MiGs but were useless, unable to fly. The Croats investigated and discovered the scam – these were not the MiGs they had sent for refurbishment, they were fakes cobbled together from junk parts taken from scrapped aircraft. One plane had a Bulgarian fuselage, Algerian wings and old fuel tanks from the former Soviet Union.Which begs the question – what happened to Croatia’s MiGs? They were indeed refurbished in Ukraine but the Croats never saw them again, instead, they were sold on to another customer – the Russian Mafia.What would the Russian Mafia want with a dozen refurbished MiG-21s? First, we need to recognise who the Russian Mafia actually are – they are 100% Jewish, the direct descendants of the Khazars. The Khazars inhabited what is now southern Ukraine and one of the main cities of their empire was Odessa, the port on the Black Sea that today is Ukraine’s major port. Odessa today is ruled by former president of Georgia, international arms trafficker and close friend of Israel, Mikhail Saakashvili.

Source: Censored CIA Air Force Article Gets Unblocked Link | Veterans Today

Dick Cheney should — and eventually will — be tried as a war criminal: former International Court judge

The world’s most distinguished expert in international human rights law believes Dick Cheney should – and eventually will – stand trial for war crimes.Thomas Buergenthal, who served as a judge at the International Court of Justice for the first 10 years of this century, said he believes the former U.S. vice president could be brought before the International Criminal Court, reported Newsweek.“Some of us have long thought that Cheney and a number of CIA agents who did what they did in those so-called black holes should appear before the ICC,” said Buergenthal, who survived the Auschwitz concentration camp as a boy.The 81-year-old was born in the former Czechoslovakia but is now a U.S. citizen and a professor of law at George Washington University.

Source: Dick Cheney should — and eventually will — be tried as a war criminal: former International Court judge

Sharia Along The Way – In Saner Thought

Newt Gingrich managed to out-Trump Donald Trump in the wake of Thursday night’s horrific attack in Nice, calling for nothing less than the ideological testing of all Muslims in the US and the expulsion of those who don’t pass muster. “Let me be as blunt and direct as I can be. Western civilization is in a war. We should frankly test every person here who is of a Muslim background, and if they believe in Sharia, they should be deported,” Gingrich told Fox News’ Sean Hannity, per CNN. “Sharia is incompatible with Western civilization. Modern Muslims who have given up Sharia, glad to have them as citizens.” Gingrich added that Muslims should also have their mosques and online activities monitored.The biggest problem is that those that are most in fear know absolutely nothing about it except for the mindless ranting of morons.Let the old professor help you out a bit…..Sharia is the laws that all Muslims live by……not completely accurate…..there is NO country that lives by Sharia law solely….however Saudi Arabia and Iran are close but no cigar….but Afghanistan comes the closest.

Source: Sharia Along The Way – In Saner Thought

The Myth of “Aggressive Russia” | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

We received a very strong sense from talking with many different people in Crimea that they are happy with their decision. The impetus was not aggression from Russia; the impetus came from the violence and ultra-nationalism of the foreign backed coup in Ukraine.

Protests against Ukraine’s Yanukovych government began in November 2013 in the “Maidan” (central square) in Kiev. Protesters included right wing nationalist and Nazi sympathizers hostile to the Yanukovych government. A significant faction glorified the Ukrainian Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera.

The US was deeply involved in promoting the “Maidan” protests and strategizing how to bring in a new government. Assistant Secy of State Victoria Nuland demanded the Yanukovych government do nothing to stop or prevent the increasing vandalism, attacks and intimidation. With thugs in the street increasingly clashing with police, the US pressed the Ukrainian government to break economic ties with Russia as a condition for closer relations with Europe and loans from the International Monetary Fund.

Source: The Myth of “Aggressive Russia” | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Say NO to mining sacred Native American land in Arizona | CREDO Action

The U.S. Forest Service is holding an open comment period on the terrible land giveaway of sacred Native American land at Oak Flat in Arizona. The comment period ends July 17 — submit your comment now to oppose this land grab by a foreign mining company.

Source: Say NO to mining sacred Native American land in Arizona | CREDO Action

GOP Convention In CHAOS: Party Bosses Admit They’re Running Out Of Cash As Trump Scares Sponsors – The Fifth Column

Featured image via Flickr ADDICTING INFO The Republican Convention in Cleveland is facing a financial shortfall, and senior party officials are begging for dollars while nominee Donald Trump contin…

Source: GOP Convention In CHAOS: Party Bosses Admit They’re Running Out Of Cash As Trump Scares Sponsors – The Fifth Column

1 Easy Exercise To Connect With Spirit by James Van Praagh

Sit outside quietly. Use your senses to experience the ground under your feet, listen to the birds, and feel the breeze. Slow everything down. Now tune into the feelings that being in nature evoke in you. Look at the tree in front of you. How does it make you feel? Start by sensing the vibration of everything around you – trees, rocks, grass, sky. Then bring your awareness back inside yourself. What emotions are you experiencing? Do you feel calm, anxious, optimistic? Sit with those emotions, and acknowledge them.  Now throughout the day, check in with your heart.  What is it telling you? When you feel yourself overthinking – steer your attention back to how you feel.

You’ve heard me say again and again that you are not here to live someone else’s life. The key to living your own authentic life – to experience your soul destiny – is to live from the heart.  When in doubt, turn your focus inward and let your intuition guide you – it’s the voice of your soul!

Source: 1 Easy Exercise To Connect With Spirit by James Van Praagh

Controversial dam robs, poisons Canada’s indigenous Innu people – The Ecologist

A new dam on indigenous lands at Muskrat Falls will join a network of other hydroelectric projects spanning Innu territories across the Labrador-Quebec peninsula, writes Colin Samson. The continual violation of Innu rights imperils their ability to enjoy healthy and sustainable lifestyles – and follows in a long tradition of indigenous land theft in North America.

Source: Controversial dam robs, poisons Canada’s indigenous Innu people – The Ecologist

EPA Bill Full Of Toxic Pills, Budget Slashed – Morning Consult

“Not only does it slash funding to the EPA, the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and other programs that protect our air, water, lands, wildlife, and climate; it is also chock-full of ideological, poison-pill riders—such as attacks on our ability to limit carbon pollution from power plants, protect clean water for all communities, and create new parks—that simply have no place in a spending bill,” LCV Deputy Legislative Director Alex Taurel wrote in a statement.

Source: Industry Groups Praise House Interior Bill Passage. Greens? Not So Much – Morning Consult