Family doctors have been ordered to train staff to spot potential terrorists. ● The new policy, issued by NHS England to all health authorities, states that GP practices must train a “lead” member of staff to recognise patients who could become or have become linked to terror groups. Under the new rules, if a GP practice fails to send a member of staff on the “Prevent” counter terrorism course, part of their funding will be cut. The policy, outlined in a letter from NHS England to all clinical commissioning groups, which buy health services, has outraged GP leaders. Doctors have also warned that it could threaten patient trust if doctors are being asked to report back to the authorities.
BBC Newsnight's Gabriel Gatehouse investigates the links between the new Ukrainian government and Neo-nazis.
Oriental Review: The Ukraine: Neo-Nazi criminal state looming in the centre of Europe What happened to the Ukraine on February 21, 2014 is essentially a criminal coup committed by the radical armed anarchists and Ukrainian Nazis who have been enjoying a comprehensive financial, military, diplomatic and even religious support and instigation from the Western power groups for the last two decades. Many of the Ukraine’s cities are now falling into the chaos of lootings, unprovoked violence, lynch law and political repressions. The first signs of upcoming chaos were clearly seen as the Ukrainian authorities wavered at the three-month siege of the centre of Kiev by the radical guerrilla elements from Galicia and local criminal gangs. They watched silently when furious fanatics were burning unarmed riot police Berkut officers alive, lynching them and pulling out their eyes. They did nothing to stop frantic “freedom fighters” from storming regional administrations, humiliating the officials and looting police and military arsenals in the West Ukraine. They were paralyzed when unidentified snipers were cool-bloodily killing militia personnel, protesters and casual passers-by from the roofs of Kiev’s buildings. They even declared amnesty (twice!) to those guilty of the brutal crimes against policemen and public order. Thus Yanukovych’s regime itself paved the way for a sinister ghost of the war-torn Libya to come to Ukraine. Is the guerrilla side a self-organized and self-indoctrinated popular movement tired of a corrupt and inefficient state? That is hardly the case.
Tony Cartalucci: BBC Now Admits: Armed Nazis Led “Revolution” in Kiev, Ukraine
Jason Ditz: Ukraine Interim Govt Courts Oligarchs, Neo-Fascists
Instead of the Obama Administration trying to sit down with President Putin and negotiate a way out of this in good faith, all the signs are that the Obama Administration is going to try to cement Victoria Nuland's neo-nazi gang of thugs in Kiev into power, according to US based Professor Francis Boyle. He says the OSCE (The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), NATO and the EU all support the US/CIA "project" as he called it. Professor Boyle says it is appalling that the EU stated that Nuland's neo-nazi thugs in Kiev "reflect European values" and that there is an enormous amount of war propaganda and disinformation being put out including by Zbignew Brzezinskiyand his "pet poodle" Madeleine Albright who continue to attempt to demonize irrationally Russia.
Neil Clark ■ Genuine people’s power is on the retreat in Europe, and it's under attack from those who most loudly claim to be “democrats.” Last week we saw the unelected EU foreign policy chief, Baroness Ashton, meeting the new unelected Ukrainian “president,” Aleksandr Turchynov, who came to power following a violent overthrow of that country's democratically elected president – with the rebellion backed by the EU. The hailing of a foreign-backed coup d’état in a country where fresh elections were only 12 months away as a “victory for democracy” was truly Orwellian. The wishes of the 2 million people who marched against the Iraq war in London in February 2003 were arrogantly dismissed, but the protesters in Maidan, though far fewer in number, simply had to have their way. Ukraine, though a dramatic example, is not the only European country where democracy has been suspended in recent years.
Absent depuis quelques semaine, le débat sur les Roms est de retour. Paul-Marie Coûteaux, tête de liste FN-Rassemblement bleu marine dans le 6e arrondissement de Paris pour les élections municipales, suggère dans une note de blog de « concentrer » les Roms « dans des camps ». Sur son blog le président de Souveraineté, indépendance et libertés (SIEL, un microparti allié au FN au sein du RBM) s'en prend dans plusieurs articles à la présence de Roms dans l'arrondissement huppé où il se présente. Son texte du 19 février est ainsi consacré exclusivement aux Roms et s'intitule : « Sur l'installation des Roms à Paris, et la lente extinction du sentiment de dignité nationale »
Riots in Ukraine have resulted not only victims among the protestors fighting for the overthrow of the Yanukovich regime. People were dying on the other side of the barricade, which proves the extremely rough video! (Czech language/Google Translate)(Video)
A disgusting scandal involving police officers performing illegal anal cavity searches with the intent to “degrade and humiliate” dozens and dozens of victims has come to an apparent conclusion, which some feel amounts to little more than a slap on the wrists for those involved. ● Between February 2010 and February 2012, a small group of Milwaukee officers took part in a string of serial assaults on subjects pulled off the streets. In many cases, the officers demanded the subjects produce the drugs they assumed were being hidden somewhere on their person. When they were not satisfied with the cooperation from the subjects, an officer would jam his hand into the subject’s underpants, touch his genitals, and insert a finger into his anus on the side of the road. Some of the complaints stated that drugs were planted during these searches. At least one complainant was a juvenile, and one stated that he was fingered so hard that his anus bled afterwards.
Full draft text of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership leaked
China has released a report on human rights in the United States, slamming the country for its overseas drone attacks, state-sponsored spying and gun crime. ● The report, which was issued by China's State Council on Friday, said the US “concealed and avoided mentioning its own human rights problems,” such as a government-run intelligence program known as PRISM which it said “seriously infringes on human rights.” The report also denounced Washington’s deadly drone strikes in countries such as Pakistan and added that they have caused “heavy civilian casualties.” The US suffers from “rampant gun violence” while its agricultural sector employs a “large amount of child laborers,” Beijing said.
Ukrainian radical nationalist leader Aleksandr Muzychko went on with the rampage against regional authorities, lashing out at a local prosecutor with obscene language, punches and threats. The radical claimed the prosecutors were “sabotaging” their job. Muzychko, who is a member of the Right Sector radical movement, arrived at Rovno (Rivne) Oblast prosecutor’s office after he heard claims that a criminal investigation into a local murder is being delayed. The controversial “activist,” known for taking part in the Chechen conflict against Russian troops, for his recent Kalashnikov brandishing in front of regional authorities and for making openly anti-Semitic statements, decided to take the matter into his own hands. Without going into detail, Muzychko grasped a procedural prosecutor he found present at the workplace, nearly strangling the clerk with his own tie and shouting at him in dirty language. The prosecutor asked to be given a chance to explain the situation, but the heated radical did not want to hear any explanations. “Shut the f**k up, you b*tch! Your f**king time is over,” he uttered, threatening to rope the clerk like a dog and lead him to the people on Maidan.
RIA Novosti: Yanukovych Condemns Interim Ukraine Govt as Violent Usurpers
Paul Craig Roberts: Ukrainian Neo-Nazis Declare that Power Comes Out of the Barrels of their Guns
Robert Parry: Cheering a ‘Democratic’ Coup in Ukraine
Israel Shamir: The Brown Revolution of the Ukraine
L'attaquant français de West Bromwich Albion Nicolas Anelka a été suspendu cinq matches jeudi par la fédération anglaise (FA) pour sa "quenelle" du 28 décembre, soit la peine minimum pour un geste considéré par certains comme antisémite. ● Une sanction plus importante aurait pu précipiter vers une fin de saison prématurée, voire une retraite anticipée, un joueur à la réputation encore plus sulfureuse en France qu'en Angleterre, où il a accomplit une grande partie de sa carrière. [...] La "quenelle" - un bras tendu vers le bas, l'autre bras replié touchant l'épaule - est au coeur d'une vive polémique en France et a été qualifiée de "salut nazi inversé" par la Licra (Ligue internationale contre le racisme et l'antisémitisme). Le débat a touché la Grande-Bretagne par ricochet. Il y a quelques semaines, le ministère de l'Intérieur britannique a interdit à Dieudonné, l'humoriste polémiste français qui en est l'inventeur, d'entrer sur le territoire. Anelka avait été accusé le 20 janvier dans un document de 34 pages d'avoir réalisé "un geste abusif et/ou indécent et/ou insultant et/ou incorrect en relation avec l'origine ethnique et/ou la race et/ou la religion". Le buteur de 34 ans encourrait au minimum cette suspension de cinq matches.
Citing the need to preserve evidence related to pending lawsuits, the Obama administration is asking for permission to keep data on billions of U.S. phone calls indefinitely instead of destroying it after five years. ● In a motion filed Tuesday with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the Justice Department says the series of lawsuits over the program — including one filed by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) — create a duty for the government to hang on to the so-called metadata currently in the National Security Agency’s computer systems. The NSA’s call metadata program [allegedly] is aimed at detecting "terrorist plots" affecting the U.S., but evidence of the effort’s success is murky. President Barack Obama has proposed ending the NSA’s collection of the data. Officials are considering storing it with the telephone companies themselves, creating a new entity to hold it, or reconstructing the program in some other way.
Regional parliament members in a Ukrainian city held a session at gunpoint when one of the radical nationalist opposition leaders came to them, armed to the teeth, as the law of power seems to be prevailing in the tumultuous post-coup country. A Kalashnikov appears to be the best argument in a debate for Aleksandr Muzychko, an activist of the nationalist "Pravy Sektor" (Right Sector) movement and one of the Maidan's most prominent and controversial leaders.
RCP: John Kerry On Russia Mobilizing Troops: "This Is Not Rocky IV" [Puke Read]
Channel 4: Ukraine unrest: Russian fighter jets on 'combat alert'
The Guardian: Armed men seize Crimea parliament and hoist Russian flag
PressTV: Parliament seized in Ukraine’s Crimea region
RT.com: Crimea parliament announces referendum on Ukrainian region’s future
Oriental Review: The Ukraine: Neo-Nazi criminal state looming in the centre of Europe
The Moscow Times: Yanukovych Request for Protection in Russia Granted, Official Says
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts of PaulCraigRoberts.org joins us to discuss his take on recent events in Ukraine. We examine the historical roots of the crisis and look at the risks of further escalation in the current situation. We also take on the reluctance of those inside the beltway to point out the self-evident truths about the increasingly reckless actions of the American Empire.
Ukraine crisis portends apocalypse, by Dr Paul Craig Roberts (Notes and Comments by Lasha Darkmoon)
The Crisis In Ukraine
Democracy Murdered By Protest — Ukraine Falls To Intrigue and violence
Ukraine: Sleepwalking Again
Is Ukraine Drifting Toward Civil War And Great Power Confrontation?
US and EU Are Paying Ukrainian Rioters and Protesters
Washington Orchestrated Protests Are Destabilizing Ukraine
Washington Destabilizes Ukraine
The freedom of press in guaranteed under the 1st Amendment–however, the White House sees it differently with new instructions for the FCC || As you may know, on many occasions president Barack Obama has addressed the public directly, saying that he supports the need for a “free press” in America. However, actions speak louder than words and recently the White House, under the Obama Administration, has taken action against the best interests of the American people with the release of a new white paper that instructs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to send agents into news rooms to see how exactly the press agency determines what news stories to carry and why. While it’s no mystery that former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) interns, such as Anderson Cooper, are embedded into newsrooms nationwide, now it’s being openly admitted that the U.S. is moving toward a “radical new era of tyranny”, as pointed out by Fox News correspondent Judge Napolitano on a recent broadcast of Fox & Friends. Napolitano went on to point out how “chilling” this really is, it’s a direct “violation of the 1st Amendment”, said Napolitano.
The United States has embarked on a “new crusade” war on democracy across the globe, an analyst writes in a column for the Press TV website. ● “On the eve of the 100th anniversary of World War I, the US has embarked on a new crusade – to make the world unsafe for democracy,” Kevin Barrett wrote on Wednesday. He said the US is determined to “destroy democracy in Iran, Russia, and Latin America”, due to the failure of the “international bankers” running the US government to “buy enough votes to impose their will on every country.” “So democracy is fine – as long as voters elect the New World Order candidate. But if they vote for a candidate who doesn't suit the oligarchs, get ready for a coup!” wrote Barrett. He said the US slaughtered 3.5 million Vietnamese and nearly one million Cambodians under cover of defending democracy in Southeast Asia. He said the “smiling Mickey Mouse mask” of the New World Order has fallen away and that “the bloodthirsty grin of satanic banksters bent on establishing an Orwellian one-world dictatorship” has been revealed.
The UK has spent over $8 million on monitoring the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where Julian Assange has been holed up for 20 months. His stay is having a knock-on effect on British taxpayers, reportedly costing them over $16,000 a day. In response to a Freedom of Information request filed by the Huffington Post UK, the London Metropolitan Police revealed the financial consequences of Assange’s stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy. The WikiLeaks founder entered the Embassy in June 2012 in a desperate plea to avoid his extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over accusations of "sexual Assault".
New Snowden Documents Show that Governments Are “Attempting To Control, Infiltrate, Manipulate, and Warp Online Discourse”
Spy Agencies Manipulate and Disrupt Web Discussions to Promote Propaganda and Discredit Government Critics. ● The alternative media has documented for 5 years that the government uses disinformation and disruption (and here) on the web to discredit activists and manipulate public opinion, just like it smears traditional television and print reporters who question the government too acutely. We’ve long reported that the government censors and manipulates social media. New Edward Snowden documents confirm that Britain’s spy agency is doing so.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds/USA Today ■ America's ruling class has been experiencing more pushback than usual lately. It just might be a harbinger of things to come. First, in response to widespread protests last week, the Department of Homeland Security canceled plans to build a nationwide license plate database. Many local police departments already use license-plate readers that track every car as it passes traffic signals or pole-mounted cameras. Specially equipped police cars even track cars parked on the street or even in driveways. The DHS put out a bid request for a system that would have gone national, letting the federal government track millions of people's comings and goings just as it tracks data about every phone call we make. But the proposal was suddenly withdrawn last week, with the unconvincing explanation that it was all a mistake. I'm inclined to agree with TechDirt's Tim Cushing, who wrote: "The most plausible explanation is that someone up top at the DHS or ICE suddenly realized that publicly calling for bids on a nationwide surveillance system while nationwide surveillance systems are being hotly debated was ... a horrible idea."
A man filming an arrest outside of a bar was assaulted by police and told that he has no freedom of speech — In Towson, Maryland, a college town with very little crime, police were recorded assaulting multiple people for seemingly no reason. The video does start after the altercation began, so it is hard to say exactly what happened, however, the video was apparently taken just after the bars let out, so it is highly possible that those who were being harassed by police were simply joking around with friends and not moving to their cars fast enough. In this newly posted video, police are seen threatening a man for videotaping, assaulting him physically, threatening him with arrest, demanding he leave, then demand he show them “respect.” The man can be heard saying, “I though I had freedom of speech here?” “You don’t,” the cop tells him. It is perfectly legal to film police in the state of Maryland.
The greatness of a society and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals. ~ M. Gandhi
I would agree with that, as well as the obvious observation that a society’s greatness can also be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable members. This isn’t to romanticize homelessness or to condemn it. It is merely to note that the homeless are fellow human beings going through their own struggles and difficulties. You may not want to provide them food, but some people do, and there should never be an infringement upon such a basic human right as sharing food with someone who needs it. Civil rights are often lost in societies by politicians scapegoating unpopular minorities. This happened with jews, gypsies, etc in Nazi Germany and we must be very careful the same does not happen here. One human being should be able to voluntarily give food to another in all cases, without exception. The concept of a permit needed that costs $120 per week is fascist, anti-human and downright evil.
The famed American whistle-blower discusses US national security, and those who expose its overreach. ● In 1971, US military analyst Daniel Ellsberg leaked thousands of pages of a top-secret study on the Vietnam War to the American press. The Pentagon Papers, as the leak would come to be called, revealed previously shrouded layers of deception on the part of the US executive branch regarding decades of military involvement in Indochina. The famed whistle-blower has since remained active politically, and is a vocal supporter of WikiLeaks and other government challengers such as Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning and Edward Snowden. US Army Private Manning leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks in 2010, and was convicted in 2013 of violating the Espionage Act. Snowden, a former National Security Agency contractor, released classified documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras in 2013, and is currently residing in Russia. Citing a wide array of historical and contemporary American intelligence programmes and policies, Ellsberg advocates critical consideration of the privacy needs of a free press and an active citizenry.
EIR FACT SHEET ■ Western nations, led by the European Union and the Obama Administration, are backing an outright neo-Nazi regime-change coup in Ukraine. If the effort succeeds, the consequences will extend far beyond the borders of Ukraine and neighboring states. For Russia, such a coup would constitute a casus belli, coming as it does in the context of NATO missile defense expansion into Central Europe and the evolution of a U.S.-NATO doctrine of "Prompt Global Strike," which presumes that the United States can launch a pre-emptive first strike against Russia and China and survive the retaliation. The events in Ukraine constitute a potential trigger for a global war that could rapidly and easily escalate to a thermonuclear war of extinction. At this weekend's Munich Security Conference, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had a heated public exchange with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, in which the latter accused Russia of "bellicose rhetoric" and Lavrov responded by citing the European missile defense program as an attempt to secure a nuclear first-strike capability against Russia. In his formal remarks at Munich and a week earlier at the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, Lavrov also assailed Western governments for supporting neo-Nazi terrorist organizations in their zeal to place Ukraine under European Union and Troika control to tighten the NATO noose around Russia. If anything, Lavrov understated the case.
Greek police, under the orders of the Ministry of Public Order & Citizen Protection, have begun to enter schools in order to establish the political views and activities of schoolchildren and their families. Efimerida Ton Syntakton has revealed that in recent weeks, police have entered many schools in and around Athens on this basis, including at Agia Paraskevi, Psychico and Kallithea and Keratsini. Efimerida Ton Syntakton reported, “A new era of law, order and intimidation begins in schools, which it seems will fall under the remit of the Ministry for Citizens’ Protection as well as the Ministry of Education. How else can one explain how within one week at least five high school students were taken in for questioning by the police and were asked about their families’ political leanings because they took part in a school occupation? There have been dozens of instances of police conducting ‘visits’ at primary and nursery schools in the Attica region.”
ovel of a totalitarian future society in which a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
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