Daily Archives: December 25, 2014

Israel Approves Over 350 New Settlements In Occupied Jerusalem – 25 December 2014

RT logoJerusalem City Council has approved the construction of almost 400 new settlements in two districts of the city and its southern part, including annexed areas situated beyond the Green Line.

“The municipal commission has given construction permits for 307 homes in Ramot and 73 in Har Homa,” Yosef Pepe Alalu, a Jerusalem city councilor, said. The decision, which was made on Wednesday after debates, is final. Construction may start at any time.

READ MORE: Obama admin ‘won’t be around forever’ – Israeli minister on W. Bank settlement stall

The commission also approved the construction of 1,850 homes in Arnona in southern Jerusalem, part of which is situated beyond the so-called Green Line – the demarcation line set out in the 1949 Armistice Agreements between the armies of Israel and those of Arab countries, after the Arab-Israeli war. It is often referred to as the pre-1967 border.

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‘Serious Institutional Homophobia’ In Church Of England, Says Bishop – 25 December 2014

RT logoThe Church of England – Britain’s official state church – has been accused of “serious institutional homophobia” and of having “inertia and ignorance” of same sex couples by one of the UK’s most senior Anglican bishops.

Alan Wilson, the Bishop of Buckingham praised same sex couples for their “considerable courage and determination” to tackle prejudices in the church, including the right to get married.

“In very few years people will wonder what the fuss was all about,” he told the LGBT issues magazine Pink News.

“But for now it’s a path that calls for considerable courage and determination. So please spare a thought this Christmas for them.”

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John Ward – Parliamo Lyla: The Infant Sector Perspective On Global Reality – 25 December 2014

row-row-row-row-row-row-row-eam: Row row row the boat gently down the stream

bibee: baby

aa-oo: thank you

lalest: I shall take my breakfast now

eeez: please

lalest eeez: never heard as yet, but we’re working on it

eepee: time for bed, I think

What a fine thing grandchildren are. And how marvelous to have the option of handing them back. Still, if nothing else they do root one’s feet firmly back to the ground. And it is very, very nice to wake up to patient Dad dealing with naughty Lyla downstairs in the kitchen. Uh-ooh. Continue reading

U-Quip? UKIP Millionaire Donor Funds Website Lampooning Westminster Parties – 25 December 2014

RT logoA donor known to have given £1 million to the UK Independence Party (UKIP) is alleged to be the backer of a website whose sole purpose is to produce slanderous material against Westminster’s three main parties, Labour, Tory and Liberal Democrat.

Entrepreneur Arron Banks, who founded the website GoSkippy.com, is believed to have both registered and funded the website LibLabCon. Party sources told the Financial Times that while he funds the project, he does not write articles for the site.

LibLabCon.com, writes satirical news articles and claims to operate on a non-partisan basis.

For too long now, the political elite have had their heads buried in the sand and take the people for granted. We aren’t right-wing, left-wing or any-wing … We treat all politicians with equal contempt,” the banner on the homepage reads.

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Finland’s Valio Reported To Double Cheese Production In Russia In Face Of Food Import Embargo – 25 December 2014

RT logoFinnish dairy producer Valio has decided to double cheese production in Russia in light of the embargo on EU food imports.

The company plans to open a new production line in Moscow for its Viola cheese brand, the company’s director for Russia, Mika Koskinen told Finnish Yle agency.

According to Frank Schauff, Chief Executive of the Association of European Businesses, the time to invest in Russia is now, as a weaker ruble has made costs priced in euro much cheaper.

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ZeroHedge – The Christmas Hope: A To-Do List For A Better World – 25 December 2014

ZeroHedgeSubmitted by John W. Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

 “The Christmas hope for peace and good will toward all men can no longer be dismissed as a kind of pious dream of some utopian. If we don’t have good will toward men in this world, we will destroy ourselves by the misuse of our own instruments and our own power. Wisdom born of experience should tell us that war is obsolete. We must either learn to live together as brothers or we are going to perish together as fools.”—Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., Christmas Eve sermon, 1967

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Black NYPD Cops Expose Climate Of Rampant Racial Profiling In Force – 25 December 2014

RT logoJust as it seems the question of police brutality largely involves white cops attacking unarmed racial minorities, it emerges that African-American police officers face a whole range of injustices from within the force.

An overwhelming majority of injustices perpetrated by one police officer against another involved black cops being mistaken for criminals by their white colleagues. But the statistic only emerged in a task force report in 2010, when the first comprehensive study of the problem was carried out, Reuters reports.

The fresh disclosure to the news agency of a slew of accusations and complaints of racial profiling filed by black officers comes at a difficult time for America, which is already preoccupied with allegations of police brutality – largely white-on-black.

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Jordanian Pilot Captured By ISIS After Jet Downed Over Syria – 25 December 2014

RT logoMilitants from the so-called Islamic State (IS) have captured a Jordanian jet pilot, whose warplane was reportedly shot down over the jihadists’ stronghold in the eastern Syrian province of Raqqa.

A series of pictures showing cheering gunmen carrying a young and apparently battered man wearing nothing but a white shirt have surfaced online in the wake of the crash.

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ActivistPost – New Toy Will Spy On Your Children For Santa – 25 December 2014

Logo_activistpost-comMelissa Melton & Aaron Dykes
Activist Post

A new Christmas “tradition” has emerged that not only has Santa making a list of who’s naughty and nice, but a personal “Elf” to watch over children, spy on them in every room and “report” back to the North Pole ahead of Christmas.

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Anti-Police Protesters In NYC Reject Call For Moratorium – 25 December 2014

RT logoHundreds of activists ignored pleas from the mayor’s office to suspend protests against excessive police force following the shooting deaths of two officers. Meanwhile, activist groups plan a large demonstration for New Year’s Eve.

Since the murders of police officers Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, who were shot dead as they sat in their patrol cars in Brooklyn on Saturday, the atmosphere has been tense between anti-police protesters and New York City authorities.

Following a moment of silence at New York’s City Hall on Tuesday for the slain police officers, demonstrators took to the streets again, defying a call from the mayor for a moratorium on the protests until after the funerals of the two officers.

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