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'Alternative news' power and the information war: Demand Your teleSUR, RT, PressTV, and CCTV!

Mighty new television networks based in South America, Russia, China and Iran are locked in what could only be described as an epic battle against the omnipresent Western propaganda and indoctrination networks.

Their programs can be seen all over the globe, and they have been dramatically changing the lives of millions in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, even in some hubs of the Empire itself, like New York and London. Lies of colonialist and imperialist demagoguery are painstakingly challenged. Those who used to be voiceless are now being clearly heard.

It is a breathtaking, truly beautiful battle, and those of us who are at the front line of it, by making films, writing for or speaking on the airwaves of the anti-imperialist networks, are thoroughly determined to give our very best, and if necessary, even to risk our lives!

Some of us went very close to death, in the toughest slums of Africa, Asia and Latin America, or at the battlefields, at the corners of the world where almost no one really dares to go. We confronted the Empire. Some made that one extra step, crossed the invisible line, and fell; never came back. Others managed to return, just to be spat at by those who never left the couch, for not going "all the way", for surviving, for somehow managing not to die.

Comment: We are involved in an information war, make no mistake. Listen to Hillary Clinton fight for the financial support to better help propagate lies.


TSA chief: Vows security overhaul, 96% failure rate in detecting weapons

How many fingers? Yes I mean YOU.
Still reeling from a report that found the US Transportation Security Administration failed to uncover 96 percent of explosives going through the nation's airports, the agency's newly appointed chief vowed to close the disturbing security gaps.

Transportation Security Administrator Peter Neffenger told Congress that the department will begin retraining thousands of airport security screeners and place new limits on a TSA program that allows travelers to pass through an expedited security screening.

"My highest priority is to ensure solutions to the recent covert testing failures," said Neffenger at a hearing conducted by the House of Representatives. "This is a huge concern and it greatly disturbs me that we had that failure at the checkpoint."

The covert testing failures Neffenger referred to were detailed in a leaked report conducted by the Department of Homeland Security's Office of the Inspector General. The report found that TSA agents failed to detect fake bombs and weapons at security checkpoints 67 out of 70 times, or nearly 96 percent of the time.

Comment: Perhaps the TSA should clean up its own act rather than submit passengers to stricter, more time-consuming and questionable health risk protocols. Are these findings of a 96% failure rate legit or is it a maneuver to justify biometric screenings? Had to ask.


Fukushima operator sued for suicide of 102-year-old by hanging during evacuation

Mieko Okubo holds a photograph of her father-in-law, Fumio Okubo, who committed suicide at the age of 102 in April 2011.
The family of a 102-year-old resident of a village near the crippled Fukushima power plant, who committed suicide due to depression over leaving his home, has sued TEPCO, saying the operator should "know the pains that we as his family have to suffer."

Fumio Okubo was living in the village of Iitate, only 38 km from Fukushima Daiichi, when a massive earthquake and tsunami led to the meltdown of three nuclear reactors at the nuclear plant in March 2011. His village was in an area of moderate contamination.

A month later in April, the authorities called for the village to be evacuated, but Okudo was apparently emotionally unable to leave the home where he was born and had lived his entire life.

After learning about the evacuation order on April 22, 2011 via TV, the old farmer told his daughter-in-law Mieko Okubo: "I don't want to evacuate... I think I have lived a bit too long." The next day Mieko found him hanging his room.

Comment: Sadly, as indicated, there may have been many other residents that took their lives due to the preventable and ongoing disaster of the nuclear meltdown and devastating tsunami. This is a side of the event we need to acknowledge and contemplate.

Meanwhile, back at Fukushima Daichi, robots are proving the facility is still to "hot" to handle and the radiation leak continues to spread and contaminate out of control.


Israel to build 300 new 'illegitimate' West Bank homes amid demolition protests, 431 in E. Jerusalem

Expend and Expand
The US has lashed out at Israel's decision to allow "illegitimate" new settlements in the occupied West Bank. The go-ahead for 300 new homes coincided with protests against the demolition of two apartment blocks illegally built in the same area.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued final approval for the "immediate construction of 300 housing units" on site in Beit El, a Jewish settlement in the central West Bank, according to a statement issued by his office.

Moreover, planning approval was released for the construction of another 413 homes in East Jerusalem.

The decision immediately sparked international condemnation, including criticism from Israel's close ally, the US.

Comment: Reset, repeat. If nothing else, Israel is consistent. Protest, do nothing. The US is also consistent.


Palestinian toddler burned to death in suspected Jewish 'price tag' attack

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An Israeli soldier walks past a house that had been torched in a suspected attack by Jewish extremists killing an 18-month-old Palestinian child, injuring a four-year-old brother and both their parents at Kafr Duma village near the West Bank city of Nablus July 31, 2015.
A suspected "price tag," or retaliation, arson attack by right-wing Jewish settlers killed an 18-month-old Palestinian child in a house in the occupied West Bank and injured several other people, according to Israeli police.

The toddler died in a house fire which broke out in a village of Kafr Duma near the West Bank city of Nablus, Reuters reports.

The victim's four-year-old brother and both parents were also injured and have been brought to the hospital. The attack took place in the early hours of the morning when the family was fast asleep and could not react immediately.

Alarm Clock

Sex trafficking in Nebraska: Kids bought & sold along I-80

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You might not think of Omaha as being a hotbed for the slave trade, but if you don't, think again.

There is evidence that hundreds of girls, some in their early teens are being sold as sex slaves in truck stops in our area.

Fox 42's Melina Matthes took a hard look at a problem some don't want to admit exists and at what some are doing to try to stop it.

The FBI says the problem is real. Law enforcement officials say I-80 plays a big part in helping men buy and sell young girls.

While many are kidnapped, some who runaway from home are easy targets for pimps traveling through.

Now police are reaching out for help and some truckers are signing up. They are now the eyes and ears of our highways. They're working with local law enforcement officials to stop this nightmare.

300,000. That's a big number and it's the number of children who are kidnapped and forced into sex trafficking each year according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Terry Smith is a trucker working to fight the sex trade. He said, "it's just horrible, any number is horrible, small number or large, especially if it's younger girls."

He said girls approach him often at rest stops. "Just knock on your truck door and ask if you want some company or at you in passing if you're walking by. I mean, they know what they're doing, you know what they're doing, they don't have to ask you straight out. They'll ask you if you want some company or if you need your truck cleaned."

FBI officials say the average person doesn't see what's really going on at truck stops. Most think the girls are prostitutes, but they say that's not true. Many are being forced into it by someone that bought them. The girls call them pimps.

"Personally, I'd like to find out who they are and take justice into my own hands," Joseph Shaffier said.

"As far as I'm concerned if they can do that to a child or anybody, they're not human," Larry Ziegler said.

The FBI says traffickers recruit out of schools, shopping malls, concerts and football games.


Fanatic Israeli stabs 6 at a gay pride parade

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Participants hold rainbow flags during the 12th annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem August 1, 2013.
At least six people were stabbed at an LGBT pride parade in Jerusalem on Thursday, local media reported, citing Israeli police and paramedics. The suspected attacker, an ultra-Orthodox Jew, has been arrested.

Police said that six people have been injured, adding that two of them were in serious condition.

"We were prepared for every scenario, but our perimeter was breached. This is a severe, hard incident, which required us to investigate to find out what fault cause this breach," Jerusalem District Police chief Moshe Edry, who told the Jerusalem Post he had no idea about the presence of the suspected stabber

The attacker is ultra-Orthodox Jew Yishai Schlisse - a follower of Haredi Judaism, which rejects modern secular culture.

He had been recently released from jail after serving a 10-year prison sentence. He was initially sentenced to 12 years in jail for attempted murder, but then the Supreme Court of Israel shortened his sentence.

Before committing the stabbing in 2005 he reportedly shouted, "I came to kill in God's name." Since his release he had campaigned in his hometown Modiin Ilit to cancel the parade, handing out hand-written leaflets.

Zoe Schochet, 18, who took part in the parade, was talking to one of the victims when the assailant stabbed him in the back.

Bad Guys

The reality of a massive market crash and what to expect when it happens


Coming soon. Again.
In April of this year, as Chinese stock markets rocketed to new all-time highs and the country's speculators joined online brokerage firms by the millions, we learned that everyone, from farmers to banana stand workers, was joining the fray. It was different this time, of course, because infinite growth was guaranteed by the government, so there was no risk, only profit.

It was then that we shared the following picture of the modern-day shoeshine boy, noting at the time that it was the only thing you needed to see to know it was time to get out of stocks:

Comment: See also: Prepping for the 'end of the world' as we know it. It's not only the stock markets and financial system that's set to 'crash'...


1,500 desperate migrants storm French entrance to Eurotunnel for 2nd night, 1 dead

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At least one migrant has died when he tried to enter Eurotunnel's French terminal near Calais on Tuesday night as about 1,500 refugees attempted to break through fences in a bid to reach UK for a second straight night.

"Our teams have found a body this morning and firefighters have confirmed the person's death," a spokesman for Eurotunnel told France Info. BMFTV reported that the migrant of was Sudanese origin. The man was run over by a truck from the UK, Francetvinfo website reported.

A police spokesman told BFMTV that they were "completely clueless" about the situation, adding that 60 officers are currently working at the scene of the incident.

According to police sources cited by Francetvinfo, migrants were attempting to break into Eurotunnel "at least three times" on Tuesday night.

French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve has dispatched 120 police officers to take control of the terminal area in the port city.

Lorry driver Sean Swan said the migrants are using melee weapons to dissuade drivers from forcing them off the lorries.

"They are jemmying the padlocks off, with hammers, crowbars and Stanley knives," he told the BBC.

On Monday night about 2,000 migrants tried to breach the fences of the Calais terminal trying to get into UK. A Eurotunnel spokesman, who described the situation as "the biggest incursion effort in the past month and a half."

Comment: The UK is spending hundreds of thousands of pounds to keep out the people fleeing from the humanitarian disaster created by the West. You could of course not allow them to land on EU soil.Or maybe just bomb them before they ever get away from the African continent. No irony here.


Street gangs' shocking contest announced in social media: "Kill 100 People In 100 Days"

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Pictured: Trademark colors of the Crips and Bloods street gangs, who wear blue and red respectively.
Two Los Angeles gangs have launched a sick contest betting on who will be the first to kill 100 people in 100 days.

Under the hashtag #100Days100Nights Twitter and Instagram users are warning that scores of innocent people may be risking their lives should they venture out between the streets of Western and Normandie in L.A.
The terrifying bet was allegedly made last week following the death of Rollin 100 gang member 'KP'.

The posts on Instagram and Twitter have been taken seriously by police and led LAPD officials to deploy more officers to the area, police sources told the Daily Beast.

Source: The Daily Mail

Comment: Economic and social upheaval will spur opportunists, and the desperate, towards violence. And not only from street gangs.

See: Situational Awareness - Observe, Orient, Decide, Act