Daily Archives: May 24, 2014

EU Bans Poultry Imports From Israel-Occupied West Bank – 24 May 2014

RT logoChicken and eggs from the occupied West Bank and the annexed east Jerusalem will no longer be seen on European plates, the EU has ruled, reportedly citing gaps in public health standards between the two Jewish zones and the state.

The European Union has informed the Israeli Agricultural Ministry that the veterinary standards of supervision in the Palestinian areas it had taken over after the six-day 1967 Middle East War are not accepted under the circumstances, Israeli news website Walla reported on Thursday.

Poultry and eggs originating from the occupied territories will therefore not be accepted.

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Pentagon To Shutdown Over 20 Facilities Across Europe – 24 May 2014

RT logoThe US military announced Friday it was closing down 21 military facilities in half a dozen countries across Europe, a move the Pentagon said would trim $60 million in fat annually.

The closures, however, will not affect US troop strength on the continent because they are comprised mostly of recreational and housing facilities at American and NATO military bases across Europe.

According to the Defense Department, the facilities heading for closure include “a skeet shooting range, a hotel and a golf course,” as well as “some munitions storage facilities.”

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Somali Militants Assault Parliament In Elaborate Raid – 24 May 2014

RT logoMilitants attacked the parliamentary building in Mogadishu while MP’s were holding a meeting, in an elaborate attack involving two suicide bombers and at least six gunmen.

Two suicide bombers, one driving a car and another who tried to enter the parliament on foot, triggered explosive devices near the building in the Saturday raid, local police reported. A firefight followed, in which six militants were killed by the guards.

One Somali soldier was killed in the attack as he tried to stop the vest-wearing bomber from getting inside.

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TheIndependent – Barclays Is Fined £26M For Its Trader’s ‘Mini-Puke’ In Gold Price – 24 May 2014

The independent

TheAustralian – Jobseekers Can’t Be Choosers, Tony Abbott Declares – 24 May 2014

The Australian

TONY Abbott says jobseekers on unemployment benefits have no right to reject work just because they can’t find their dream job.

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Steve Lendman – Disgraceful Security Council Resolution On Syria – 24 May 2014

StevelendmanFrance proposed it. Doing so serves Washington’s interests. France is a convenient US proxy. It has its own regional aims in mind.
It partners in Western imperial lawlessness. Not according to French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius.
“The members of the United Nations Security Council must unite to bring the Syrian tragedy before the International Criminal Court,” he said.
Fact: The ICC serves Western imperial interests.

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Laura Bruno – Before and After Yard … Well, “After” Means “Still In Progress…” – 24 May 2014

laura-of-the-rocksI commented to Colette of Bealtaine Cottage that she is changing the world with her blog and said that our neighbors thank her for the inspiration to turn our yard from the “worst in Goshen” to a delightful permaculture garden experiment. Colette asked for photos to share inspiration from here, as well. I have been reluctant to post before photos, because a) we don’t really have the real “before” from when our landlord purchased this place on a tax sale and did a gut rehab; b) we purposely took our before photos at angles and from distances to make it not seem as bad as it really was, and c) I feel nowhere near “done” yet. I realize that one never finishes, but really … I have miles to go before I mulch! Nonetheless, I promised Colette a link with photos, so here goes: Continue reading