Daily Archives: February 14, 2015

ActivistPost – As Opposition Gains Victories, World Elite Prepare Response – 14 February 2015

Logo_activistpost-comBrandon Turbeville
Activist Post

With the recent victories by the Syrian Army on the battlefield, the open response to Israel by Hezbollah, the success of the anti-Austerity SYRIZA party in Greece, and the Russian-brokered ceasefire in Ukraine, the Anglo-American establishment is obviously unhappy. However, the Atlanticists are clearly not going to sit idly by while their best laid plans are put awry.

Indeed, NATO military and political forces already seem to be preparing to douse even the mere spark of a multi-polar world that rejects the policies dictated from international bankers and the NATO headquarters.

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French President Blasted In Media For ‘Using Public Funds’ For His Actress Lover – 14 February 2015

RT logoFrance’s President Francois Hollande has come under fire for reportedly using state money for transportation and other needs of his actress lover, Julie Gayet, according to the French media.

On Friday, the ‘Closer’ weekly magazine published photos of Gayet going to the city of Nantes to the set of the film she’s producing in a “state-owned car”. In the picture, Gayet was also accompanied by one of the French president’s bodyguards.

“Julie Gayet may not ever have officially appeared on the arm of the president, but it seems she benefits from other privileges linked to her personal relationship with the head of state, as evidenced by her security worthy of a first lady,” the magazine wrote.

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Drug, Alcohol Addicts And… Obese To Have Benefits Slashed, Cameron Pledges – 14 February 2015

RT logoUK Prime Minister David Cameron has said people with drug and alcohol problems or people who are obese could have their disability and sickness benefits removed if they refuse treatment. This comes as an election pledge.

If the Conservatives win the next general election in May, they will ensure that tens of thousands of people who are claiming benefits because they say they have a drug or alcohol problem are “incentivized” to go back to work.

Cameron said that it was crucial that people take the treatment available to them so they can start leading a “fulfilling life”.

“The next Conservative government is determined to make sure that the hardest to help get the support they need to get them back to a fulfilling life,” the Prime Minister said.

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Strike Of Defiance: Tear Gas Floods Bahrain As Protests Mark 2011 Uprising – 14 February 2015

RT logoBahraini police fired tear gas at hundreds of Shia protesters who took to the streets on Saturday, on the fourth anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising, supporting the opposition, whose leader is currently behind bars.

READ MORE: Bahrain sentences leading activist Nabeel Rajab for tweet

Carrying national flags, as well as portraits of detained activists, people chanted “Down Hamad”, referring to the Sunni king, witnesses said, according to AFP. They burned tires and blocked village roads with rocks, garbage containers and branches.

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ActivistPost – Vaccine Wag The Dog Underway To Take Away Parents Rights – 14 February 2015

Logo_activistpost-comAaron Dykes
Activist Post

Vaccines and measles are big news. But what is not being reported? As usual, it is the telling conflicts of interest behind the figures being pushed in the media.

In an incredible and ongoing draconian response to the media hyped ‘measles outbreak’ at Disneyland, lawmakers are attempting to take away parents’ rights to decide, or even influence, what is put into their children’s bodies.

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US ‘Eyeing New Air Base’ In Iraq Amid Talk Of Major Offensive On ISIS – 14 February 2015

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Washington is working to install a new air base in Iraq’s Kurdistan to be used in a campaign against Islamic State (ISIS), media report. This comes as the White House’s special envoy on ISIS speaks of a ground operation in Iraq against the militants.

This time an American stronghold in the region will be deployed in Erbil, the capital of semi-autonomous Kurdistan region in northern Iraq that is expected to be used as a logistics hub to supply primarily munitions for warplanes of the US-led coalition against ISIS militants.

“The base is close to Erbil, the capital of the regional government…The warplanes will do surveillance, but the warplanes which will bomb ISIL targets will not take off from here,” Helgurt Hikmet, spokesperson for the Ministry of Peshmerga (Kurdish self-defense forces) said, as cited by Anadolu Agency.

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‘Mostly Civilians’: Probe Into Gaza Homes Strikes Finds 60% Of Deaths Non-Militants – 14 February 2015

RT logoAn investigation carried out by AP has stated that 508 of 844 victims in air strikes on residential buildings during Israel’s Operation Protective Edge that unfolded previous summer in Gaza were women, children and elderly people.

The agency studied 247 attacks that targeted residential buildings only – out of about 5,000 strikes conducted by the Israeli forces. Under the rules of war, civilian homes cannot be used as targets for air strikes.

The probe concluded that about 10 percent, or 96, of those killed in the strikes were confirmed or suspected militants. A further 240 dead were males between 16 and 59 years old, whose names weren’t linked to any armed groups.

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ActivistPost – Don’t Want To Wait For Tesla’s Home Battery? Try This Off-Grid Battery Pack – 14 February 2015

Logo_activistpost-comKevin Samson
Activist Post

Elon Musk made headlines this week announcing his plan to develop Tesla’s battery technology for home energy use.

Tesla’s mega factory will soon be churning out their super efficient lithium-ion battery packs for homes. The battery pack will reportedly be sold independently as well as being coupled with Musk’s decentralized green energy company Solar City.

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Pennsylvania Gov. Declares Moratorium On ‘Unjust’ Death Penalty – 14 February 2015

RT logoPennsylvania’s Democratic Governor Tom Wolf said he will offer the state’s 186 death row inmates temporary reprieves from each scheduled execution, calling the system “error prone, expensive and anything but useful.”

The newly elected governor, who campaigned against the death penalty, said the moratorium will remain in effect until he has reviewed a task force report on capital punishment. The task force review has been ongoing over the past four years, examining a number of questions surrounding the death penalty – including how it is carried, out, whether it’s constitutional and if it reduces crime. In 2012, the task force called on former Republican Gov. Tom Corbett to suspend executions.

Today’s action comes after significant consideration and reflection,” said Gov. Wolf in a memorandum announcing the policy. “This decision is based on a flawed system that has been proven to be an endless cycle of court proceedings as well as ineffective, unjust, and expensive.”

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Civil Rights Group Challenges FBI Chief’s Claim That Police Racial Bias Is ‘Unconscious’ – 14 February 2015

RT logoFBI director James Comey has come under fire from a leading civil rights group over controversial comments about the police and race relations.

Comey, a white Republican nominated by President Barack Obama,said this week that “unconscious racial biases” do exist among America’s police, but are far from becoming an epidemic.

“Much research points to the widespread existence of unconscious bias,” Comey told an audience at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, on Thursday. “Many people in our white-majority culture have unconscious racial biases and react differently to a white face than a black face. In fact, we all, white and black, carry various biases around with us. I am reminded of the song from the Broadway hit, Avenue Q: “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist.’”

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