Daily Archives: April 13, 2015

​‘Excessive’ Perks: BP Boss Receives £1.7M In Pension Benefits, Despite Profit Fall – 13 April 2015

RT logoCampaigners in the UK have labeled BP chief executive Bob Dudley’s pension scheme “excessive,” after the oil tycoon pocketed £1.7 million in pension benefits last year.

Dudley’s award is roughly 10 times the average pension payment received by a FTSE 100 director and 62 times the average annual salary in the UK.

News of his benefit prompted hostility after BP posted a 10 percent fall in profits in February.

The oil giant also announced it would be cutting capital expenditure by between $4 billion and $6 billion this year.

This is in addition to £665 million cost-cutting drive, which involves sacking 200 full-time onshore positions and 100 contractor roles from its North Sea workforce.
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Ex-Blackwater Guards Face Life, Long Sentences For Baghdad Massacre – 13 April 2015

RT logoFour men who worked for the private military contracting firm formerly known as Blackwater are scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on Monday, more than seven years after they massacred Iraqi civilians in Nisour Square, Baghdad.

A sentencing hearing for the four men – Nicholas Slatten, Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty and Paul Slough – was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET in Washington, DC on Monday.

Six months earlier, a jury convicted Slatten, a former Blackwater security guard, of first-degree murder for his role in the infamous September 2007 ambush. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, while his three colleagues are all subject to minimum sentences of 30 years behind bars as a result of firearms convictions they were handed last fall.

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Steve Lendman – Obama’s War On Yemen Risks Involving Iran – 13 April 2015

StevelendmanIs this what Washington and Israel intend or another example of the rule of untended consequences of reckless actions?

What’s ongoing in Yemen, Syria, Libya, Palestine and Ukraine dangerously resemble events preceding WW I.

One nation after another got involved to help both sides. Things spun out-of-control.

Deadly consequences followed. Before they ended, over 20 million died. Many more were maimed for life. An entire generation of youth was lost.

If Washington challenges Russia over Ukraine militarily, Syria directly by invading, or Iran over Yemen belligerently, all bets are off. The worst of outcomes may follow. Continue reading

‘Grueling & Hazardous’: HRW Exposes Palestinian Child Abuse In Israeli Settler Farms – 13 April 2015

RT logoHuman Rights Watch has heavily criticized the abuse of Palestinian children working on Israeli settlements in the West Bank, saying that children are working in hazardous conditions and in violation of Israeli and international law.

The report, called “Ripe for Abuse,” said that children as young as 10 are working on the settlement farms in the Jordan Valley, sometimes in conditions that are harmful to their health.

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Dozens Of Arrests As Anti-Nuclear Protesters Demand End To UK’s Trident Sub Program – 13 April 2015

RT logoSome 34 anti-nuclear activists have been arrested at Faslane naval base in Scotland, according to organizers, as hundreds of protesters blockaded the home of Britain’s nuclear weapons system.

Workers at the naval facility were sent home after failing to gain access to the site due to the blockade, according to The Common Space journalist Liam O’Hare.

Scrap Trident, a coalition of organizations including the Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (SCND) and Trident Ploughshares, have been demonstrating outside the facility since 7 a.m.

Protesters are demanding an end to the UK’s intercontinental ballistic missile program, which is up for renewal by the Westminster parliament in 2016.

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James Corbett – The Corbett Report – Interview 1026 – Chris Emery On The Real Timothy McVeigh – 13 April 2015

Chris Emery is the producer of “A Noble Lie,” the award-winning documentary exposing the lies and telling the truth about the Oklahoma City Bombing. As the 20th anniversary of that false flag event approaches, Chris joins us to set the record straight on Timothy McVeigh, from his CIA drug smuggling to his FBI handler to the very real possibility that he is still alive.

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Human Satnav To Guide People By Zapping Electrodes In Their Leg Muscles – 13 April 2015

RT logoA human Satnav, using electrodes to send people in the right direction, has been developed by German scientists. It works by sending a signal from a mobile phone, which stimulates a muscle in the leg, showing them the direction they need to go in.

Max Pfeiffer, from the University of Hannover, was the brains behind the operation. He tested it on a group of students in a local park who had no idea where they were going.

Their movements were directed by a mobile phone, which sent a bluetooth electric pulse-like signal, stimulating the sartorius muscle, which runs all the way from the inside of the knee, through to the outer thigh.

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