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Monday, 08 August


Indian Country Headline News: Protecting Sacred Objects Bill Introduced In Senate "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Preventing the exportation and sale of sacred objects and creating harsher penalties for these and related crimes are t...

The Watchers » Latest articles: Perseids to peak in outburst mode on August 11 and 12, 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most prolific annual meteor showers and this year it is expected to peak in outburst mode on the night of August 11 and the morning of August 12 (UTC). This means the shower has a great potential to be spectacular, with up to...... Read more »

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Sunday, 07 August


Head Space: Nuclear fallout "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

What we need is …a stronger sense of commitment and urgency, and come up with concrete actions, not rhetoric …or to covertly provide means to develop new nuclear states. To stifle opinion is indeed a form of censorship, and such action reveals the means of acquiescing of those in power whom will fully use and […]


Public Intelligence Blog: Yoda: Cosmic Disclosure – SSP Think Tank with William Tompkins — Multiple Extra-Terrestial Civilizations, Caverns and Tunnels Galore… "IndyWatch Feed War"

yoda with light saberCosmic Disclosure: SSP Think Tank with William Tompkins

Season 5, Episode 11

In this episode, we’re going to go even further into the life and times of William Tompkins. He’s going to start out telling us about the secret think tank he was involved with while he was working with the Navy and dealing with the Secretary of Defense, James Forrestal.  Full transcript.


Hornbill Unleashed: Chow: Three-way fights will cost Pakatan power "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Friction among opposition parties mean that Pakatan Harapan is unlikely to win control of the Federal Government at the next General Election, according to Penang DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow. In a media interview, Chow said he based this assessment on the differences between his party and PAS, which had caused the breakup last year […]


Hornbill Unleashed: Mahdzir: Only rural Chinese schools are multiracial "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid has disputed a forecast based on research findings that Chinese-medium schools may turn into mainstream schools in 10 years. Mahdzir said only rural Chinese schools and those in Sabah and Sarawak had a multiracial enrolment, but not those in urban areas. Retired educationist Prof Dr Teo Kok Seong had told FMT […]

Hornbill Unleashed: Govt files appeal against balloon woman Bilqis "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Federal Government has filed a notice of appeal against the acquittal of dance producer Bilqis Hijjas on a charge of insulting behaviour by dropping yellow balloons at a function attended by the prime minister. A copy of the notice was sent by post to Bilqis, who received it on Friday, according to Malay Mail […]


Hornbill Unleashed: ‘Negotiation not just empty talk’ "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem has the right to ‘warn’ the federal government on the progress of the negotiation of devolution of power to Sarawak, says Minister in Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri. She reasoned that as the state leader, Adenan had shown his seriousness in returning Sarawak’s rights to Sarawakians. “It […]


Bill Still: Still Report #1097 Trump Tromps Clinton in Social Media Support "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Good afternoon, I’m still reporting on fake polls. Hats off to Addison Riddleberger columns for assembling this social media data. The 2016 elections will be the elections social scientists will look back on as the turning point year – the year where an analysis of social media will prove more predictive than paid polling. Assuming that is a correct prediction, what does that mean for the future of the Trump-Clinton presidential race. All of these stats are as of Aug. 4th, 2016. Let’s go to the data – Facebook Likes: Trump: 10,174,358 – 65.4% Clinton: 5,385,959 – 34.6% ---- Facebook live stream posts (latest): Trump: 135,000 likes, 18,167 shares, 1,500,000 views = 1,653,167 total = 83.0% Clinton: 11,000 likes, 0 shares, 321,000 views = 332,000 total = 17.0% *note: almost half of Clinton FB posts, the top comments are from Trump supporters. However, top comments on Trump’s page are hardcore Trump supporters only. ---- Twitter : Trump: 10.6 million followers = 56.7% Clinton: 8.1 million followers = 43.3% ----- Youtube Live Stream (averages): Trump: 30,000 live viewers per stream = 98.4% Clinton: 500 live viewers per stream = 1.6% ----- Instagram: Trump: 2.2 million followers = 55.0% Clinton: 1.8 million followers = 45.0% ------- Reddit subscribers: Trump: 197,696 = 71.3% Clinton: 24,429 = 8.8% Hillary for Prison: 55,228 = 19.9% Bottom line: more than twice as many Reddit users think Clinton should be in jail as should become the next President of the United States. I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.


Bill Still: Still Report #1098 – Dead Man Switch - But Snowden is “Fine” "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Good evening, I’m still reporting on Snowden. Is Edward Snowden dead or alive? According to his closest associate in the press, Glenn Greenwalt, Snowden is “fine”, but he refused to elaborate. Twitter started rattling about Snowden on Wednesday, Aug. 3, when Snowden tweeted out: “Did you work with me? Have we talked since 2013? Please recontact me securely, or talk to @bartongellmon. It’s time. https://co/AKmgF.AIDJ” Barton Gellmon is currently writing about Snowden’s time working in the intelligence community in order to “tell it truthfully.” This blew up speculation that Snowden may have had access to the Clinton missing emails that were sucked up by the world’s biggest vacuum cleaner at Fort Meade – better known as the NSA. Then, 2 days later, on Friday, what appeared to be a dead-man’s switch issued what looks like a PGP decryption key to Snowden’s 2-million Twitter followers consisting only of a 64 character code. [insert] That looks like a PGP decryption key to me. Such a key could unlock a treasure trove of documents that Snowden claims to still be holding onto, pending release at some point in the future, or in case of his demise. A dead-man switch is set up if a person holds some secretive information that they threaten to release if they don’t check into their computer account at a pre-set interval – typically 24 or 48 hours. Within minutes of being released on Twitter, the key was deleted. Then, adding to the air of an urgent mystery, several major torrent websites suddenly went dark. Then all was quiet until 06:25 this evening when Gellmon tweeted: “1. Everyone requesting proof of life for me and @Snowden, take a deep breath. 2. Some tweets have private meaning. 3. My @SecureDrop is up.” And that, my friends is 100% of what is know at this hour. Movie Director Oliver Stone has released a trailer for his upcoming fact-based film on Snowden which is slated for release on 16 September 2016. I’m still reporting from Washington. Good day.


The Daily Coin: The Truth About Hillary’s Bizarre Behavior: “Does She Have Actual Brain Damage?” "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

image/shtfplan.comIn the last few years, and most recently as her campaign heated up,  we’ve seen Hillary Clinton engage in some bizarre behavior. From coughing fits and bouts of rage to uncontrollable laughter and overreaction to external stimuli, Paul Joseph Watson investigates what may be behind her odd demeanor. Is it post-concussion syndrome following a blow to the…


Bill Still: Still Report #1096 - How Clinton Rigs the Polls "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Good morning, I’m still reporting on the invasion. To make any good invasion work, you have to have the element of surprise. And to have the element of surprise, you have to control the flow of information to the public. According to an insider at Nate Silver’s political advocacy group, 538, Donald Trump was right again. The system is rigged. The polls are rigged. According to an Aug. 2 interview in “Real. True. News.”, an unnamed source at 538 says that despite the brave front Hillary Clinton continues to display to the public, Democrats are in an absolute panic because Donald Trump has taken a commanding lead in nearly all demographic groups. But in the battle for hearts and minds, the information control game goes on without embarrassment about a basic lack of a tie to reality. For example, yesterday’s headline on “FiveThirtyEight” was “Trump’s Slump Deepens in Polls.” Therein, 538 head, Nate Silver, notes that Trump is trailing Clinton by 9 to 14 point margins now in the majority of big national polls, and he is predicting a Clinton win by 4 points on Nov. 8 and projects the odds of a Clinton win at 74% - her highest mark yet. This despite the latest USC Daybreak poll showing a less than 1% margin. How is this possible? Well, the insider gives us our first peek under the tent of Poll Control Central. He tells a different story - one of nation-wide collusion with the Clinton machine and poll-buying, first whispered of during Trump’s primary run. According to 538 guy: “Nate [Silver] is a liberal. No secret there. “It’s a big social club. The pollsters all work together.” When the RTN reporter questioned the conspiratorial nature of that concept, the 538 insider said: “Sure--what? You think it's . . . random? Come on. Who do you think pays for the polls? People who want results. “You're buying media. It's like ads or . . . I don't know. Like newspaper stories? You pay 30k for a poll of Florida, it says what you want." Interestingly he chose Florida for his exa.....


Marginal REVOLUTION: The Right to Try "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Right to Try legislation permits patients fighting a terminal illness to get access to not-yet-FDA-approved drugs. Thirty-one states have passed Right to Try legislation with massive shows of support but so far these laws are untested by the courts so it’s not clear whether they are anything but expressive. The massive support for Right to Try laws, however, suggests that there is demand for a better FDA as Bartley Madden writes:

Freedom is a powerful rallying call and 31 states have now passed Right To Try legislation with sky-high approval ratings by citizens.

…[But] the states do not have the legal authority to circumvent the FDA. Moreover, drug developers have a major disincentive to participate because, to survive, drug developers need to secure FDA approvals for their new drugs. And circumventing the FDA by providing not-yet-approved drugs to terminally-ill patients could easily slow or prevent FDA approvals.

…A better solution is Free To Choose Medicine (FTCM). It would solve the dilemma facing politicians who are pulled in one direction by citizens’ demands for more freedom and in the opposite direction by FDA proponents with demands for a highly-controlled process. A clear, brief explanation of FTCM is available on the Internet in the PowerPoint presentation, “Free To Choose Medicine and Right To Try.” It explains how we will all benefit from more freedom of choice.

First, the Free To Choose track (separate from the FDA’s conventional clinical testing track) enables patients and their doctors to make informed decisions about the use of FDA-approved drugs or not-yet-FDA-approved drugs. Patients, under the guidance of their doctors, would learn about...



The Wire: Handlooms Deserve a Place of Pride in the Textile Industry "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Handloom Day is a good opportunity to stop and ask – why can’t we build on our unique strengths instead of blindly copying dominant trends?

Credit: Indi Samarajiva/Flickr CC BY 2.0

Credit: Indi Samarajiva/Flickr CC BY 2.0

India has the world’s largest number of handloom weavers and an extremely rich heritage of handloom products. Until only a few decades ago, we also had the most diverse cotton varieties, providing the most suitable raw material for handloom weaving.

Despite such obvious and impressive strengths, India has not been able to ensure sustainable and satisfactory livelihoods for handloom weavers. The grim reality today is that an overwhelming majority of handloom weavers are living in poverty, while many others have left the occupation based on intricate skills to toil as construction workers and rickshaw pullers. Several have also migrated out of areas earlier known as famous handloom centres.

What is more, the raw material base of the handloom industry – several region-specific cotton varieties suitable for handloom weaving – has been destroyed. Cotton cultivation is now dominated by American cotton varieties not suitable for handlooms and, more recently, by the problematic genetically modified BT cotton. As many natural forests have been destroyed and/or replaced by monoculture plantations, the potential of sericulture to support silk handlooms has also reduced.

In the WTO trade regime of very low tariffs, indiscriminate imports of mechanised imitations of handloom products have increased rapidly, taking away the market for original handloom weavers.

Thus the crucial areas of raw material supply and marketing are increasingly threatened. The...


The Big Picture: 10 Sunday AM Reads "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

My easy like Sunday morning reads:

• El-Erian: Jobs Report Brings Much-Needed Good News (Bloomberg) see also Strong Job Gains, for Second Month, Reframe Economic Outlook (NYT)
• Interview With A High-Frequency Trader (Zero Hedge)
• ‘Equity’ is such a good Wall Street movie, you almost forget that all the characters are women (Business Insider)
• Trading changes how brain processes selling decisions (UChicago)
• For More U.S. Cities, Downtown Is a Center of Economic Strength (WSJ)
• Zen and the Art of 401(k) Maintenance (NYT)
• Environmental records shattered as climate change ‘plays out before us’ (The Guardian) see also The Alaskan Highway Is Literally Melting (Bloomberg)
• Disrupting Your Own Happiness (A We...


Uprootedpalestinians's Blog: Former Israeli Minister: Israelis to Visit Saudi Arabia Soon! "IndyWatch Feed War"

A former Israeli minister, part of an Israeli group that met with a Saudi delegation in Ramallah last month, said Israelis could be able to visit the Persian Gulf state “much sooner than you dream about.” In a conference call Tuesday with British media hosted by the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre, Rabbi Michael […]


Marginal REVOLUTION: The World’s Biggest A#$#Hole "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Is this real? Is it effective? I don’t care. I love it.

The post The World’s Biggest A#$#Hole appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.


: New Bill Will Make Drinking Coffee While Driving a Criminal Act "IndyWatch Feed War"

Drinking coffee while driving could land you in hot water if a new piece of legislation passes. A bill in New Jersey targeting distracted drivers would levy hefty fines and a possible license suspension against those who eat, drink, groom, … Continue reading


The Daily Coin: Top 6 Natural Herbs and Spices That Promote Longevity "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Turmeric medicine foodBy Beverly Entin Some herbs and spices not only make your dishes tasty, but they’re also loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants even more than many vegetables and fruits. Several studies have found that some daily used herbs and spices can improve both physical health and mental function. Here are some commonly-used herbs and spices that have good…


Booman Tribune: Serious Question "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Poorly educated white guys are going to vote for Trump, but, you know, someone has to. If can't be a shutout or no one will believe the outcome. I mean, who better than working class white dudes to make sure this election doesn't look rigged, right?


Booman Tribune: Casual Observation "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Okay, I am just getting angry at this point. It's no longer even modestly amusing.



Head Space: Interesting traits "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

Once education becomes enmeshed with politics and/or religion, it becomes atrocious indoctrination and thus imprisons and enslaves the free will of the mind, and independence of the individual, sometime for decades, if not for a lifetime. It is only the free and independent thinkers that escape, many often unfortuitously punished, or through the avenues of […]


Fausta's Blog: Sunday palate cleanser: Die Fledermaus "IndyWatch Feed War"

Yeah, it’s traditionally for New Years’, but this is delightful, The New Years Eve 1983 Royal Opera House, Covent Garden performance conducted by Placido Domingo. Kiri Te Kanawa – Rosalinde, Hildegarde Heichele – Adele, Herman Prey – Eisenstein, Doris Soffel – Prince Orlofsky.


Signs of the Times: CNN embedding reporters with Syria terrorists - legitimizing Al Qaeda and suicide bombing "IndyWatch Feed World"

As the battle for Aleppo gathers momentum and the encircled terrorist factions respond violently to the strangulation of their supply lines and diminishment of their territory in eastern Aleppo, CNN goes to extraordinary lengths to obfuscate US connections to these terror gangs, romanticise the role of terror in Syria and even more astonishingly "normalise" suicide bombers and promote the re-branded Al Nusra as the new "moderates". Al Nusra Front (aka Al Qaeda in Syria) under new nomenclature suddenly become 'freedom fighters' (sounds familiar) and the new 'reasonable option' in the US mainstream media and the US voting public barely seem to notice? On August 2nd 2016, as the Syrian Arab Army made serious advances on the ground against the NATO and GCC-backed terrorist factions occupying the eastern sectors of Aleppo, the Al Qaeda affiliate in Syria, Jabhat Al Nusra made the announcement that it was changing the name of the group. Naturally, CNN ran with this story almost immediately. This re-branding also coincides with the agreement between Russia and the US to finally combine forces in combating Al Qaeda/Al Nusra fighting inside Syria. Here we can see the true function of CNN in the conflict theatre - to help sculpt the US government narrative - and to carefully nudge the public perception along those lines.


: Clashes Ongoing in Manbij Urban Center "IndyWatch Feed War"

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The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have liberated the eastern part of urban areas in the Manbij city center. Heavy clashes are ongoing.

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Recently, the SDF has liberated the neighborhoods of Al Iriz and Sheikh Aqil from the ISIS terrorist group.

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Strategic Culture Foundation: Tehran Versus Washington: From Defensive to Offensive "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Following the Iran nuclear deal, Washington announced it would begin lifting economic sanctions against Tehran


Alternative News Network: An Unidentified Aussie Man Is Roaming The Wild, Teaching The Internet How To Survive Off-Grid "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Phoenix


The internet is infatuated with an unidentified man who is teaching primitive technology – the art of surviving using only basic tools such as fire, sticks, water, dirt, and rocks.

Credit: Primitive Technology via YouTube

A nameless Australian man has gained internet stardom in a relatively short span of time due to the educational offerings he shares on his YouTube channel, Primitive Technology. Using nothing more than his hands, he’s shown viewers how to make everything from iron to charcoal and is constantly creating and building things with primitive tools.

Inquisitr surmises that it’s his no-gloating, no-nonsense approach that has resulted in him becoming a sensation around the world. That and, of course, the treasure trove of information he shares in his videos. Really, the man puts adventurers such as Bear Grylls to shame due to his decision to subsist with primitive technology, which means using only fire, sticks, stones, dirt, water and rocks to survive.

The unnamed man writes in the ‘About’ section of his website that primitive technology involves creating things out in the woods – away from the relative com...


Alternative News Network: TWTR Stock: Is Twitter Inc a Takeover Target? "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Alessandro Bruno, BA, MA

This Could Be Bullish for TWTR Stock
Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) might be trading almost 20% lower year-to-date, but that statistic fails to capture what’s happening to Twitter stock. In reality, it has gained almost 30% since the start of May. Over the past week, almost as if by stealth, Twitter shares have seen an especially bullish display. What is propping up Twitter stock?

One possible explanation may be that a former Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) executive has allegedly expressed interests in.

The post TWTR Stock: Is Twitter Inc a Takeover Target? appeared first on Profit Confidential.

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WhoWhatWhy: Podcast — Russ Baker on the Deep State, Elites and Democracy "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

WhoWhatWhy readers come to the site for perspective they won’t find elsewhere. In this lengthy podcast, our editor-in-chief, Russ Baker fields questions about “Deep Politics” — the study of little-explored networks of power that shape events and undermine democracy.

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: 2012 Documents Show State Department Aware Of Weapons Shipments To Terrorists In Syria, Hillary Lied In Testimony "IndyWatch Feed War"

While so many rumors, accusations, and scandals surround the 2013 incident in Benghazi where a number of U.S. ambassadorial staff as well as Ambassador Chris Stevens were murdered by Islamic extremists, the question almost always arises “How much was known … Continue reading


Alternative News Network: Unvaccinated Children Appear To Be Immune To The Mysterious Virus Currently Spreading In The Midwest "IndyWatch Feed World"

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INQUISITR The mysterious virus known as EV-D68 had spread across the Midwest at a rapid rate.

Many children had been hospitalized with the virus, about 475 in Kansas City alone, and there is no known vaccine to lessen the effects of the virus or protect those that had yet to acquire it.

EV-D68 had created an outbreak in Colorado, Missouri, Utah, Kansas, Illinois, Ohio, and four more states in the Midwest.The symptoms can mimic those of the influenza virus, but can have a much more dire impact on those that fall ill. Dr. Mary Anne Jackson, the hospital’s division director for infectious disease shared her concern with CNN.

“It’s worse in terms of scope of critically ill children who require intensive care. I would call it unprecedented. I’ve practiced for 30 years in pediatrics, and I’ve never seen anything quite like this,”

Although there is no known vaccine for the virus, and the scope which it will reach is also unknown, those that BECAME INFECTED are following a COMMON THEME. They have ALL BEEN VACCINATED with the...


The Daily Coin: Exclusive Interview With Jim Rogers "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

jim rogers public domainThe Bank of England (BoE) threw a “Hail Mary” bomb over the middle yesterday… BoE governor Mark Carney announced an interest rate cut to 0.25%. That’s the lowest rate in the central bank’s 322-year history. But he wasn’t done nailing retirees in the solar plexus… Carney also announced a massive plan to buy government and…


Bill Still: Still Report #1085 – Why Trump Resists Accurate Polling "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

We’ve all noticed the phenomenon this year – even if we haven’t given it a name. Polling is consistently underrating the strength of the Donald Trump vote – a strength that doesn’t show up until the election results come in. And Democrats are deeply concerned that this may result in an unseen tsunami conservative vote in November. The Reuters/Ipsos poll team are so concerned about this problem that yesterday they announced that they are changing the wording of their presidential preference poll to try to adjust for the Trump effect. According to Maurice Tamman, head of data mining at Reuters in New York: “At times, the Reuters/Ipsos poll showed Clinton with a lead over Trump as wide as about 12 percentage points … five percentage points higher than Clinton’s lead in some other comparable polls.” Tamman and his team discovered that giving respondents the option of picking Trump or Clinton or “Neither” candidate, tended to show lower percentages for Trump – so they have now taken the “neither” question out. This may not solve the problem entirely. Have you noticed how few Trump bumper stickers there are on vehicles this year, or how few Trump yard signs are on display? American voters have changed their political preference habits. They are much more hesitant to admit their support for Trump. For example, the gold standard in polling was always thought to be the live phone interview. However, pollsters have now discovered that robo-phone calls tend to more accurately capture support for Trump, but even they still fall short. The problem may be rooted in security concerns - fear. Many Trumpers have reported the destruction of Trump yard signs in violent ways – ways never seen before in American politics. In the past, there has always been an undefined line of acceptable behavior over which even staunch political partisans dared not cross. But fear has now destroyed that line and the political openness it protected. Interestingly, this problem even goes beyond the T....


: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates World’s Largest Evangelical Christian Charity – Uses Money to Build Military Base "IndyWatch Feed War"

World Vision is the world’s largest Evangelical Christian charity, receiving millions of dollars each year and helping some of the world’s neediest people. However the Muslim Brotherhood operatives have just been busted for infiltrating the charity and stealing tens of … Continue reading


: Before America Wanted to Eradicate Them, the U.S. Military was Weaponizing the Zika Mosquito "IndyWatch Feed War"

After months of anticipation, the Zika virus has finally arrived to the continental U.S., with 15 non-travel cases being reported in Florida as of August 2. The virus is carried primarily by a species of mosquito called Aedes aegypti. The … Continue reading


La Paz Group: Grubby Animal Feed "IndyWatch Feed World"


Source: The Guardian

Two Georgia Tech graduates (who also happen to be cousins), Sean Warner and Patrick Pittaluga, are breeding and selling an insect many people consider revolting in order to provide a more sustainable substitute for animal feed (if you are about to eat a meal, I recommend postponing this article for a later, food-free, time). The insect they are growing is larvae, specifically black soldier fly larvae. Grubbly Farms, the name of their company, dries the larvae and sells them whole as chicken treats. This is a more sustainable protein and fat source for chickens, pigs and farmed seafood compared to the more popular animal feed that is based on fish, called fish meal.

Around 75% of the fish used in [conventional fish meal] are wild-caught species of small fish such as anchovies, herring and sardines. Demand for these species will likely increase as the world relies more on fish farming – and less on depleting wild fish stocks – to feed the growing appetite for seafood.

Grubbly Farms’ business plan isn’t just about creating more nutritious and sustainable animal feed, Warner said. It’s also looking to tackle America’s billion-dollar problem with food waste – produce and leftover foods being tossed away by businesses and homes and clogging up landfills at the rate of 52m tons per year. Warner is feeding the larvae fruit and vegetable pulp from a local juicery, and the company has also recently started working with a bakery t...


New Eastern Outlook: Middle East: Facts About the Alleged and Actual Usage of Chemical Weapons "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

345345345345The alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria has once again been used by Western media sources in the propaganda war against Damascus and Moscow. And it’s no wonder, since we’ve been witnessing such claims on the regular basis made by all sorts of paid “activists” based in Washington and London. And the string of groundless accusations against Moscow and Damascus is only getting worse, as we are being told that Russian planes have been using chemical weapons in their strikes against ISIS in Syria. The last such wave of accusations was launched by Reuters and other Western media sources that announced that the representatives of the so-called Syrian Civil Defence reported that an unknown aircraft dropped containers with poisonous gas near the crash site of the downed Russia’s Mi-8, which allegedly resulted in 30 men being exposed to poisonous substances. Western journalists would note that the Syrian Civil Defence militants suspected it was chlorine but could not verify the type of gas used.

This disinformation campaign resembles a similar provocation that would be remembered as the “Ghouta chemical attack” in the history of the Syrian war. This attack allegedly occurred on the night of August 21, 2013, when, during the offensive of pro-government forces, Western media sources started screaming that Assad’s soldiers used chemical weapons against radical militants. The purpose of that disinformation campaign was...


: New Polls Are Being Rigged for Hillary Up to 9 Points (Video) "IndyWatch Feed War"

To quote one pollster specifically from The New York Times, Cliff Zukin said, “Election polling is in a near crisis, and we pollsters know.” In the following video, you’ll learn that to no one’s surprise, recent polls coming out of … Continue reading


The Daily Coin: The Week In Review With A Look Ahead "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

NOW! A Perfect Storm: Expect Stocks To Fall, Gold To Rise, Yields To Fall. By Gregory MannarinoYT Comment Starlight After the huge bashing over these past years in the UK what we have in the media is ‘Brexit Blues’ front and center, when the truth is that people are finally living within their means (which is good). I guarantee that all product promotions/mailshots/emails are now in the spam folders across this…


The Crazz Files: Europe ”on the verge of civil war” – Swiss army chief’s urgent warning "IndyWatch Feed War"


Society in western Europe is on the verge of breaking down amid chaotic violence caused by economic dislocation, mass immigration and terrorism. Read More


Humans Are Free: Meeting A Real Extraterrestrial: 20 Years Later Emily Shares Her Story Again "IndyWatch Feed World"

At first as a child and now again, Emily Trim shares her incredible story of one of the most well known ET and human encounters ever released.

The UFO phenomenon is taken very seriously these days.

It’s no longer a fringe topic, and the existence of UFOs has been confirmed by dozens of governments, thousands of previously classified UFO files, and testimony from several hundreds of high ranking military personnel — and that’s not even accounting for the testimony that’s been offered from multiple academics and politicians.

You can see some of those statements at the bottom of this article about Carl Sagan, or find more links to evidence, documents, and more by visiting the exopolitcs section of our website.

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: Overview of Military Situation in Aleppo City (Maps, Videos) "IndyWatch Feed War"

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Following the recent success in the Ramouseh Artillery Base and the Ramouseh Neighborhood, the Jaish al-Fatah operation room is preparing to develop the momentum in more areas of the Aleppo city. According tpo Radio al-Kul, the Jaish al-Mujahideen militant group’s commander has announced plans to launch operations aimed at the Castello Highway and the Nayrab Airportin northern Aleppo. Furthermore, various jihadi factions have been continuing to consolidate their units into a single force.  Recently, Thuwar al-Sham has reportedly merged with Jaish al-Mujahideen that is a part of the Jaish al-Fatah operation room.

Thus far, the jihadists are in control of a major part of the Ramouseh Neighborhood. However, the Syrian army is still holding the Cement Plan there. The Jaish al-Fatah is also in full control of the Ramouseh Artillery Base after the Syrian army and Hezbollah have withdrawn from the base’s Airforce Technical College.

Recently, Liwa al-Quds units that had been deployed in the area between the Castello Highway and Handarat camp have arrived to southwestern Aleppo in order to assist the pro-government forces there. Reports say that the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces led by Col. Suheil al-Hassan are still in northern Aleppo.

Russian and Syrian warplanes have been delivering massive air strikes on jihadi targets in the areas recently captured by them in southwestern Aleppo while clashes have been reported...


: Free Michelle Obama’s Slaves "IndyWatch Feed War"

At the DNC, Michelle Obama put on her victimhood hat one more time and declared, “I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves.” But that’s too past tense. Michelle’s house continues to be built and … Continue reading


The Big Picture: Full-Body Warm Up Routine "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

You get older, you become more susceptible to injuries. I tried some of these before swimming or tennis, and they have reduced injuries and soreness.


Dynamic warm up routine
1. Lunge with a twist.  (good for hips flexor).  10X

2. Knee tucks.  (stretches the glutes)

3. High kicks.  (hips and your hamstrings)

4. Hip stretch

5. T push-ups. (shoulders)

6. Jump squats (quads)

7. Jump lunges. (hamstrings)

Mark Perry creator of BuiltLean shows a dynamic warm up routine, better than traditional stretching.



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The Wire: Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on Female Genital Mutilation "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

FGM is practiced in at least 26 of 43 African countries, with prevalence rates ranging from 98% in Somalia to 5% in Zaire.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) traditional surgeon in Kapchorwa, Uganda speaking to a reporter. The women in this area are being trained by the civil society organisation REACH in how to educate people to stop the practice. Credit: Joshua Kyalimpa/IPS

Female genital mutilation (FGM) traditional surgeon in Kapchorwa, Uganda speaking to a reporter. The women in this area are being trained by the civil society organisation REACH in how to educate people to stop the practice. Credit: Joshua Kyalimpa/IPS

Johannesburg: After years of wrangling and debates among African leaders, the movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM) is gaining real momentum, with a new action plan signed this week by Pan African Parliament (PAP) representatives and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) to end FGM as well as underage marriage.

The UNFPA has already trained over 100,000 health workers to deal specifically with aiding victims of FGM, while tens of thousands of traditional leaders have also signed pledges against the practice.

The agreement followed a PAP Women’s Caucus meeting with UNFPA representatives in Johannesburg on July 29-30.

Kicking off the meeting, PAP President Roger Dang said, “PAP is determined to help and be part of stakeholders to come up with solutions to this practice. This is in line with the mandate of PAP to defend and promote gender balance and people living with disability.”

The PAP is the legislative organ of the African Union, and has up to 250 members rep...


The Crazz Files: Toxic Influence With Jim West "IndyWatch Feed War"

Jim West, the critical researcher of Modern Medicine, has been globally acclaimed since 2001, when his article “Pesticides and Polio” was first published in the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients.… Read More


Dear Kitty. Some blog: Dutch singer’s anti-Donald Trump song "IndyWatch Feed World"

This music video says about itself:

18 March 2008

Musician, composer & singer Fay Lovsky at Haagse Bibliotheek (The Hague, Netherlands) on 16 March 2008. Bass & vibes Jet Stevens; guitars, banjo & vocals Laurens Joensen.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV:

Protest Song Fay Lovsky: Trump, you irresponsible clown

Today, 09:55

“How dare you! Bring your nation down. How very very dare you. You irresponsible clown!” With these lyrics Fay Lovsky addresses the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. She sang her protest song The Candidate last week for the first time at the Festival Parade in Utrecht.

Fay Lovsky (real name Fay Luyendijk, born in Leiden in 1955) is known as a musical multi-talent. …

“So it is with Trump. It can not be avoided. Honestly, I felt like Bruce Springsteen...


The Daily Coin: Stephen Leeb – How One Man Lost $83 Million, Plus China, Gold And U.S. Dollar "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Steve LeebWith continued uncertainty around the globe, here is a tragic tale about how one man lost $83 million, which was his entire fortune.  Plus, a look at China’s massive stockpiling, catastrophe for the dollar and a major warning for the West. How One Mast Lost Everything (King World News) Stephen Leeb:  “In 2002, Andrew “Jack” Whittaker, 55, seemed…


Middle East Eye - RSS Feed: Iran has respected nuclear deal: Israeli minister "IndyWatch Feed War"


Israel's energy minister concedes that Iran has not breached rules of 'bad' nuclear accord which came into force in January


Alternative News Network: CLINTON, TRUMP, DRUGS TRADE "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Anon

Giuliani, who is backing Trump

Donald Trump’s close friend Rudi Guiliani reportedly helped the Jewish Mafia gain control in New York.


“Drug dealer”

Under the Republican Ronald Reagan, “Oliver North ran Drug Trafficking for the government”.

Trump has had business partners, Engin Yesil and Raoul Goldberger, who have been involved in the trade in Cocaine.

Engin Yesil was sentenced to...


Alternative News Network: Federal Agency Suggests That Gadsden Flag May Be Racist "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Joshua Krause

gadsden flag wikimedia

In recent years the Gadsden flag has become increasingly popular among conservatives and libertarians. And since so many leftists view those ideologies as racist and hateful, they’ve come to view that flag in the same light, regardless of it’s historical context.

Which may explain a recent decision made by a federal agency known as the Equal Employment Commission. They’re responsible for handling harassment claims made by federal employees, and earlier this year they received a complaint from a black Postal Service employee. He claimed that the federal government had subjected him to racial discrimination because a coworker was allowed to a wear a hat with a Gadsden flag emblem.

As for why he thought the flag was racist, he cited the fact that the creator of the flag, Christopher Gadsden, was a slave owner, and because the flag was used by Tea Party activists. In reality, the flag has no racial connotations, and not just because being a Tea Party activist doesn’t automatically make someone a racist. The flag was created as a military banner during the Revolutionary War. It has no racial context.

The Equal Employment Commission decided that the flag wasn’t racist, but their decision came with a caveat. They said that the Gadsden flag could be “interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts,” and that “Certainly, Compl...

The Daily Sheeple: Federal Agency Suggests That Gadsden Flag May Be Racist "IndyWatch Feed World"

gadsden flag wikimedia

In recent years the Gadsden flag has become increasingly popular among conservatives and libertarians. And since so many leftists view those ideologies as racist and hateful, they’ve come to view that flag in the same light, regardless of its historical context.

Which may explain a recent decision made by a federal agency known as the Equal Employment Commission. They’re responsible for handling harassment claims made by federal employees, and earlier this year they received a complaint from a black Postal Service employee. He claimed that the federal government had subjected him to racial discrimination because a coworker was allowed to a wear a hat with a Gadsden flag emblem.

As for why he thought the flag was racist, he cited the fact that the creator of the flag, Christopher Gadsden, was a slave owner, and because the flag was used by Tea Party activists. In reality, the flag has no racial connotations, and not just because being a Tea Party activist doesn’t automatically make someone a racist. The flag was created as a military banner during the Revolutionary War. It has no racial context.

The Equal Employment Commission decided that the flag wasn’t racist, but their decision came with a caveat. They said that the Gadsden flag could be “interpreted to convey racially-tinged messages in some contexts,” and that “Certainly, Complainant ascribes racial connotations to the symbol based on observations that it is sometimes displayed in racially-tinged situations.”

They’ve decided that this complaint needs to be investigated further to determine if t...


: The Clinton Body Count Just Went Up By 5 In The Past 6 Weeks! "IndyWatch Feed War"

Activist and Bernie Sanders supporter Shawn Lucas is the latest person to line up alongside others in the Clinton body count. He is the fifth person who has been a threat to the Clintons to die in the past six … Continue reading


: Hillary’s Freudian Slip: “We are Going to Raise Taxes on the Middle Class!” "IndyWatch Feed War"

Now that Hillary has secured the Democratic nomination (to the surprise of no one), she has slowly shifted her rhetoric to sound more like Bernie Sanders. She knows that millions of Democratic voters absolutely despise her, and would rather vote … Continue reading


The Last Great Stand: Dr. Jim Willie: Japan is on the Verge of Total Economic Collapse (Audio) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

In the following interview, End Times Newsman Rick Wiles interviews the legendary Dr. Jim Willie. As Rick explains at the opening of the interview, Dr. Willie is not your “average” guest by any means. Dr. Willie is a “different kind of guest” altogether. Rick explains that it’s one thing to know a lot of facts and statistics about what happened during a previous month or year, but it’s entirely another to mentally process information and events as they comes in, see the long range implications of those various events, and then be able to make accurate predictions from the information. That is precisely what Dr. Willie does, and what makes him so special. 



The Daily Coin: Daisy’s List of Dangerous Jobs: Olympic Athlete, Clinton Staffer, American Abroad "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

8-6This week on Survival Saturday, we talk about the world’s most dangerous jobs. I’d like to suggest some new additions, like Olympic athletes, Clinton staffers, tightrope walker above a pit of snapping alligators, and being an American citizen abroad if Obama actually just paid a huge ransom to Iranian hostage takers. Survival Should Be an Event at…


Uprootedpalestinians's Blog: UN: israel has killed 60 Palestinians, including 16 children so far in 2016 "IndyWatch Feed War"

UN: Israel killed 60 Pals, including 16 children in 2016 Days of Palestine, Jerusalem -Israeli occupation forces killed 60 Palestinians, including 16 children in occupied Palestinian territories since start of 2016, UN reports said. “Some of these incidents have raised concern about possible excessive use of force and extra-judicial executions by Israeli forces,” a UN […]


Middle East Eye - RSS Feed: Fighting ongoing in Syria's Aleppo after rebels claim lifting of siege "IndyWatch Feed War"


First aid convoy reportedly enters besieged areas, but route out of civilian neighbourhoods still too dangerous to use


: DNC Insider: Clinton Being Pounded in Polls – Don’t Believe Mainstream Media! "IndyWatch Feed War"

To say that Barack Obama is an ideologue isn’t going to make national news at this point, that much is a given. Anyone with a pulse and an IQ over 6 has known that since before Obama took office in … Continue reading


Uprootedpalestinians's Blog: SodaStream accuses Netanyahu of sabotaging peace, as israel’s authorities abuse Palestinian children "IndyWatch Feed War"

Benjamin Netanyahu accused of sabotaging peace, as Israeli authorities abuse Palestinian children [VIDEO] The head of one of Israel’s most successful companies has issued a blistering condemnation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Daniel Birnbaum, the CEO of SodaStream, accused Netanyahu of “systemically spreading hate” and purposefully nurturing the conflict with the Palestinians “in all its […]


Strategic Culture Foundation: America"s Dangerous Game of Intrigue Inside International Organizations "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

From the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association(FIFA) to the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Washington has been playing a dangerous game of intrigue and deception with regard to steering these organizations in a pro-American direction...


: Hillary Clinton’s $1 trillion tax hikes will hit the middle class and every American "IndyWatch Feed War"

If Americans are so stupid and devoid of a moral compass as to elect pathological liar Hillary Clinton as president, they will get their just dessert when she unleashes a tsunami of taxes that will hit, not just “the rich,” … Continue reading


Uprootedpalestinians's Blog: Before USA Wanted to Eradicate Them, the U.S. Military was Weaponizing the Zika Mosquito "IndyWatch Feed War"

Before America Wanted to Eradicate Them, the U.S. Military was Weaponizing the Zika Mosquito Source: Justin Gardner After months of anticipation, the Zika virus has finally arrived to the continental U.S., with 15 non-travel cases being reported in Florida as of August 2. The virus is carried primarily by a species of mosquito called Aedes […]


New Eastern Outlook: Hillary’s Speech: The Ultimate Brain-Wash "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

484386695On the last day of the Democratic Convention, Hillary Clinton dressed in white in a remarked similarity to Melania Trump when she spoke at the Republican Convention. In response to Donald Trump’s motto: Make America Great Again Hillary Clinton declared, “America is great because America is good!” to ecstatic cheers from Democratic Convention delegates, who after four days of speeches, were still ready to swallow more bull.

Brain-washed” was a popular American expression in the seventies and eighties, that mainly referred to the Soviet people who believed Communist propaganda, and it urgently needs to make a come-back. The number of lies the American people have swallowed since Vladimir Putin started wiping up the mess Washington’s man in Moscow, Boris Yeltsin, made before bowing out clutching his vodka bottle, is staggering.

The word ‘propaganda’ just doesn’t cut it when we’re talking about this amount of outright lies. ‘Fact-checking’ has become part of the mainstream media, but it’s more often used to split hairs than to challenge false narratives, for example disputing Hillary’s claim that ninety percent of all wealth goes to the one percent when it’s now ‘only’ 52%.

No fact checker will stand up and say that Russia did not invade Eastern Ukraine, where eighty-five percent of the inhabitants are ethnic Russians who will never forget that in the ‘Great Patriotic War’ against Hitl......


News from the Philippines: Tuasan killed in Camiguin – The killers still walk unpunished! "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Tuasan Waterfall in Camiguin had once been a wonderful hidden paradise. Then greedy people and incompetent engineers came, saw and destroyed.

We already wrote about the “Concrete Madness in Camiguin” on May 12, 2015 and “Rock-Fall because of Camiguin Concrete Madness” on April 27 this year. Already in our first article we wrote: This hill will continue sliding and will only stop when the whole hill is down!

You may safely visit the Tuasan Falls in Camiguin in maybe 10 or 20 years. Do not go up there anymore, the risk to get killed by landslides and falling rocks is much too big. Before you read on, we recommend to read the first article “Concrete Madness in Camiguin” on May 12, 2015.

Below Tuasan Falls

This spring had been extremely dry in Camiguin. During almost 4 months no rain drop fell on the small island in the Bohol Sea. Now, in full Habagat season, heavy tropical rainfalls happen every second day. The damaged hill slopes, deprived from their natural fixation, slide and crash down everywhere. Before the machines dug into the volcanic slopes, roots of grass, scrubs and trees stabilized the hills. After the last eruption of Hibok-Hibok volcano in July 1953, nature needed many years to shape the slopes and stabilize them.



After the Shift: Lost Ancient High Technology Of Egypt: 100 Ton Stone Boxes "IndyWatch Feed World"


At a site called Saqqara in Egypt, and more specifically in 2 underground tunnels, there are more than 20 massive stone boxes made from very hard stone that academics can't explain. Each weighs 100 tons and could not have been constructed by the Bronze Age pharaohs.


We Are Change: How The FBI Motivated A Terrorist Attack "IndyWatch Feed World"

We Are Change

According to an affidavit filed in Federal court last Thursday an FBI agent motivated an ISIS terrorist attack the “Draw Muhammad cartoon event” last year in Garland, Texas.
He allegedly sent a text message to Elton Simpson one of the ISIS shooters that said “Tear up Texas.” “U know what happened in Paris,” Simpson responded. “So that goes without saying… No need to be direct.”


The FBI agents text messages were included in an indictment, released Thursday, of Erick Jamal Hendricks, 35 years old, of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Hendricks was charged with conspiring to provide material support to ISIS. Accused of the will to recruit Americans to form an ISIS terror cell on secret compounds inside the U.S.
Hendricks was also unknowingly in contact with an undercover agent, whom he introduced to one of the Draw Muhammad attackers, according to the FBI.

A former FBI agent weighed in on the matter saying that it was inappropriate for an FBI agent or cooperating witness to provoke or inspire a person to commit a violent act.

“It would certainly be inappropriate for an FBI undercover agent or cooperating witness to provoke or inspire or urge a person to commit an act of violence,
The affidavit raises a lot more questions than it answers, and I would hope that overseers within Congress and the Justice Department would want to take a hard look at the scope of this investigation.”
~Michael German, a former FBI agent said.

“Hendricks’s arrest means that every major U.S. attack was linked to FBI investigation before it hap...


TruthTheory: Fantastic Infographic of Cannabis Strains "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

PCC7-2by  DAVID PESCOVITZ Boing Boing Boing Boing pal Jody Radzik designed this incredible infographic of marijuana strains for Berkeley, California’s Patient’s Care Collective who claim to […]


Alternative News Network: Ex-CIA Chief Who Labeled Trump an Agent of Putin Led the Benghazi Cover-Up "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tapestry

In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, glass, debris and overturned furniture are strewn inside a room in the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens

Ex-deputy CIA Director Michael Morell who has presented himself as non-partisan, endorsed Hillary Clinton after he had been caught covering up the Benghazi attacks saying that they were the result of a spontaneous protest in response to an anti-Islamic video rather than a terrorist attack that the Obama administration should have been prepared for.

In his op-ed released on Friday, ex-deputy CIA chief, who was said to have voted for Republicans in the past, expressed strong support for Clinton. While trying to express his loyalty to Democrats in his sta...


The Wire: Chicago Police May Have Violated Policies in Deadly Shooting "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Police place handcuffs on Paul O'Neal, 18, after he was shot in this still image from video taken from a body camera released by the Chicago police in Chicago, Illinois, US July 28, 2016. Credit: Chicago Police Department/Handout via Reuters

Police place handcuffs on Paul O’Neal, 18, after he was shot in this still image from video taken from a body camera released by the Chicago police in Chicago, Illinois, US July 28, 2016. Credit: Chicago Police Department/Handout via Reuters

Chicago: Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said on Saturday that videos of the police shooting a black man in the city last month indicate three officers may have violated the department’s policies.

Johnson told a news conference it was against departmental policy to fire at or into a moving car when the vehicle was the only potential use of force by a suspect, and police were taking a hard look at training and tactics following the shooting.

Authorities on Friday released videos that captured the moments before and after police shot Paul O’Neal, 18, on July 28, but not the shooting itself because a police officer’s body camera was not recording. No firearms were found on O’Neal, who was shot in the back, according to police.

Johnson was named in March to...


Signs of the Times: 10 new islands formed in the last 20 years "IndyWatch Feed World"

These newly minted lands are part of Earth's amazing life cycle. Yes, islands are disappearing — most recently the five Solomon Islands lost to rising sea levels. But don't despair just yet. For every island that goes the way of the dodo bird, the Earth is busy creating new islands. Some erupt into being through volcanic activity. Others grow from ocean sandbars. Still others reveal themselves after glaciers retreat. A few are only temporary, while some materialize and erode on a regular basis. However they're birthed and however long they last, island-building is part of the amazing mystery of our living, breathing planet. Here are 10 of Mother Nature's newest islands formed in the past two decades (and one still in the embryonic stage). 1. Hunga Tonga


Insurrection News: Poster for Week of International Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners August 23-30 "IndyWatch Feed War"


Received on 07.08.16:

Week of International Solidarity with Anarchist Prisoners August 23-30

This international week of solidarity has been called to express solidarity with anarchists imprisoned by the state in many places of the world.

Let’s set alight the quiet nights and express our solidarity with our siblings and comrades by shaping our praxis of attacking, sabotage, destroying and setting fire to everything that controls us, that indoctrinates us and herds us and makes us places, or tricks us into passivity.

When faced with imprisonment, there is no place for resignation, only for the unbreakable desire to see the world burn!



Dear Kitty. Some blog: Garganey duck video "IndyWatch Feed World"

This May 2016 video shows a garganey duck in Belarus.


The Wire: Syrian Rebels Break Through Aleppo Siege "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Rebel fighters and people carry the Free Syrian Army and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham flags as they celebrate the news of the breaking of the siege of rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Syria August 6, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail TPX Images of the Day

Rebel fighters and people carry the Free Syrian Army and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham flags as they celebrate the news of the breaking of the siege of rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Syria August 6, 2016. Credit: Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail TPX Images of the Day

Beirut: Syrian rebels broke through to besieged opposition-held areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday in an assault on a major government military complex meant to end a month-long siege, insurgents and a monitoring group said.

Pro-government media outlets denied the siege had been broken and a US State Department official said the situation was “too fluid” to comment. The heavy fighting and air strikes reported from the area seemed to indicate any passage that may have been opened would be far from secure enough for civilians to travel through.

Rebels have been trying to break through a thin strip of government-controlled territory to reconnect insurgent areas in western Syria with their encircled sector of eastern...


Uprootedpalestinians's Blog: After Shocking Beheading, USA’s “Moderate” Rebels (terrorists) Allegedly Unleashed Chemical Weapons In Syria "IndyWatch Feed War"

After Shocking Beheading, “Moderate” Rebels Allegedly Unleashed Chemical Weapons In Syria By Mint Press, Not long after a U.S.-backed rebel group in Syria received worldwide attention for a beheading, the group may have deployed chemical weapons in Aleppo. A video of the rebels, known as Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki, beheading a 10-year-old Palestinian boy went viral last […]


The Wire: Dalit Community Faces Religious Alienation in Gujarat "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

India Today TV has exposed how Dalits are not allowed to enter Hindu houses of worship.


A Hindu devotee lights lamps outside the Akshardham temple in the city of Gandhinagar in Gujarat. Credit: Reuters/Amit Dave AH/FA

Regardless of constitutional freedom and protection, Dalits in Gujarat suffer from religious alienation. This ostracisation of the community is drawn from an antiquated belief that stigmatises them and exalts their isolation as purification.

According to an investigation by India Today, temples in Gujarat shun Dalits in order to preserve the piety of the faith’s upper-caste elders.

Priests of a Kali temple in the Kota village of Gandhinagar segregate ‘upper’ caste worshippers from the ‘low’ caste, making the latter sit at the temple doorstep where a separate vase is placed for them at the sill to take the tilak from.

The priests even refuse to touch them.

When asked by India Today if the priests would give the Dalits tilaks, one of them refused, saying, “They’ll do it with their own hands. None of us does that”.

Between the doorway and the Gods stands a firewall that Dalits can’t cross. Even the prasad is delivered to them separately.

“If they sit where they are sitting now [which is outside of the sanctum], we do nothing. Bu...


Uprootedpalestinians's Blog: USA Uses Terrorist Groups in Syria and Iraq in Order to Oppose the Growing Influence of Iran and Russia "IndyWatch Feed War"

Washington Uses Terrorist Groups in Syria and Iraq in Order to Oppose the Growing Influence of Iran and Russia in the Region By South Front, Pentagon Offers ‘New Tactical Scheme’ for US-led Coalition Operations in Syria and Iraq In late July, Defense Secretary Ash Carter hosted the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL Meeting at Andrews […]


: Seucrity Situation in Europe Will Worsen "IndyWatch Feed War"

In the opinion of the former head of the Austrian secret service the security situation in Europe will worsen. The problem: None of the measures announced by Chancellor Merkel will change the situation. After the massive uncontrolled immigration, it is too late for effective control.

© REUTERS/ Wolfgang Rattay

© REUTERS/ Wolfgang Rattay

Originally appeared at DWN, translated by Karin exclusively for SouthFront

The terror has arrived in Europe. France was the scene of a wave of terror attacks in a short time. After Nice in June this year Saint Etienne-du-Rouvary, a small town in Normandy, followed a month later. That France is the focus of terror came clear since the attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January, 2015. The attacks in Paris in November 2015 that killed 130 people and injured more than 350, were a sign that a new chapter of terrorism was opened in Europe.

It was not likely that the Islamist-motivated terrorism is limited to France. The investigations have shown that these networks have been built up over long periods of time and along with Belgium and Italy also have reached Germany. The security agencies realized it was only a matter of time before terrorism would reach Germany as well. Würzburg, Munich, Ansbach, Reutlingen, attacks on German soil at short intervals, have triggered a hitherto unprecedented uncertainty in the population. Politically particularly explosive is the fact that the Islamic State (IS), admitted to two of these attacks without...


Uprootedpalestinians's Blog: Jewish mentality: 41 Palestinian women, including 12 minors, currently held in israel’s HaSharon prison "IndyWatch Feed War"

41 Palestinian women, including 12 minors, currently held in Israel’s HaSharon prison A Palestinian woman walks past graffiti on May 13, 2015 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. AFP/File Abbas Momani RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Several dozen Palestinian women, including 12 minors, are currently being held in Israel’s HaSharon prison, according to a statement released […]


: The Booming of a Shadow Banking System in China "IndyWatch Feed War"

Photo: dpa

Photo: dpa

Originally appeared at DWN, translated by John T. Sumner exclusively for SouthFront

China’s shadow banks are busy to expand their influence regarding the domestic financial markets. Last year alone, funding under their maintenance spiraled upwards by almost a third. According to some estimations, capital to the tune of 80 percent of China´s overall economic output would circulate within this shady market.

Shadow banks seem to fulfill an increasingly important role within the Chinese financial system. According to the American rating agency Moody’s, assets managed by them have increased by about 30 percent in 2015. How Moody’s has been able to reckon these figures, remains unclear because the shadow banking system mostly takes place outside the established banking and hardly ever becomes subject to regulation by the state.

According to Moody’s, shadow banks managed around 7.3 trillion euros in 2015 – which corresponds to about 78 percent of the total GDP of China, equaling about 27 percent of all bank deposits. In 2011, this figure was still around 17 percent.

The government in Beijing considers this sector a threat to the financial stability and has been trying for some time to regulate the chaotic market and to prohibit risky transactions. “But despite these efforts, the share of shadow banks in lending and in capital contribution has rapidly expanded because companies with poor solvency rather turn to alternative sources of funding and because in...


RSS feed from Philippines' president names officials he claims are linked to drugs "IndyWatch Feed World"

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has named people in the police, judiciary, local government and military who he accuses of involvement in the drugs trade.


Insurrection News: Greece: Another parcel bomb sent to a judge "IndyWatch Feed War"


According to the Greek press, on July 28 police reported another parcel bomb was sent to a state judge, in this case it was sent to the bastard P. Houzouris, who received a parcel bomb at home packed with nails and razor blades. [1]

After finding the suspicious package that was disguised as a book, the judge notified police. An anti-explosives squad then proceeded to detonate the device.

According to police, the parcel bomb was similar to the one that was sent in June to judge Isidore Ponga who presided over the judicial council that rejected a 2015 request for the release of Evi Statiri (wife of Gerasimos Tsakalos, member of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire). [2]

The Greek press and the police are again trying to link our comrades from the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire to these attacks, this time pointing the finger at the comrade Christos Tsakalos who referred in a statement to a major trial that the judge P. Houzouris is presiding over.

The statement in question was published in Greece at the end of June. In it the comrade refers to the trial that the judge who received the parcel bomb presides over. The trial is known as the ‘Noor 1′ trial, named after the boat on which a shipment of heroin was found. Comrade Christos, along with pointing out the inquisitor role of the judges also expressed in his statement: “Faced with the arrogance of the judges and the authorities who enjoy life like small gods in the throne of their offices, we must use the strategy of the anarchist urban guerrillas’....


Alternative News Network: Edward Snowden tweets encryption code. What’s coming out? "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tapestry


This commenter asks is he dead and is this a dead man’s release?

He ends by saying ‘these are dangerous times. Don’t get caught on the wrong side of events.’

TAP – Or is he simply keeping level with Assange. Assange is letting Hillary’s emails go, which reveal her activities supplying ISIS with weaponry, and much else, after her private server was hacked.



Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show: CSS 8/7-8pm Eastern- UN Takeover and Wi-Fi Dangers "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"



Dave Hodges

Dave Hodges


The CSS will feature two great guests this Sunday night.

Hour 1 – Lisa Haven, one of the great producers of video documentaries, will join Dave to discuss the UN takeover of our country and what happens when we die?

Hour 2- Virginia Farver will join Dave to discuss the idea that your cell phone, wi-fi and smart meter are not your friend.

Hour 3- Katy’s health report






2. To Listen By Phone: 405-475-4087

3. Listen on your local station that already carries The Common Sense Show

4. Our archives are housed on our Youtube Channel.



Signs of the Times: Cape Verde evacuates 300 people for fears of volcanic eruption following 'intensifying seismic activity' "IndyWatch Feed World"

Cape Verde has evacuated 300 people from Brava in the south of the archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean for fear of a volcanic eruption after an earth tremor on Tuesday. There were low intensity tremors on Tuesday morning on the coastal parts of Brava, which is the smallest island of the country, causing no injuries or damage, according to the weather service. It was felt at Cova Joana where, as a precaution, authorities began the evacuation operation targeting some 300 people, the Interior Minister, Paulo Rocha announced at a press conference in Praia. "Data from the National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics demonstrate the intensifying seismic activity on the island of Brava. If this activity continues, we can possibly have a volcanic eruption in the coming hours," Rocha said.


Covert Geopolitics: Clinton Murder: Bernie Supporter With Fraud Lawsuit vs. DNC Suddenly Dies "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Clintons can’t claim innocence from this recent “mysterious death” of someone intruding into their business. Nor, will they be able to escape from full public accountability of their past crimes involving murder, bribery and drugs. The Americans are now up in arms against the true enemies of the United States. Wait. They are still … Continue reading Clinton Murder: Bernie Supporter With Fraud Lawsuit vs. DNC Suddenly Dies


: Banker Bunker Mentality "IndyWatch Feed War"

If truth be known, the USFed is sitting on the largest toxic waste paper basket in history. Its only close rival is the Euro Central Bank, which has over $3.0 trillion in its toxic paper vat. They each act as buyer of last resort, of garbage. They will each be declared bankrupt entities, a process…


RSS feed from Thailand votes in referendum on contested constitution "IndyWatch Feed World"

Voting is under way in Thailand in a referendum on a contentious new constitution that has been been drafted by the military-led government.


Alternative News Network: Be paid for having cancer. Theresa May’s way to persuade people to die for the gas industry. "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tapestry


Typical Tory idea. People are stupid enough to accept cash to be fracked. Let’s be clear about that. They’ll smell a rat….and won’t want methane and hundreds of toxic chemicals in their air and water – at any price. Life and freedom don’t have a price, Theresa. That’s what you don’t get.


Will you hit the Frackpot? Theresa May’s stunning cash payouts to families, with households offered up to £13,000 in the great shale bonanza

  • Families will be given cash handouts to boost drive for shale gas fracking
  • Homes in areas where the gas can be extracted would be given the cash
  • Latest move by new government to move away from Cameron energy plan
  • Prime Minister Theresa May will unveil the energy scheme on Monday

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Death of the two-party system: Republican bigwigs formally endorse Hillary Clinton David Icke latest headlines

‘Whatever happens on November 8, Donald Trump can claim this achievement: His candidacy exposed the fact that the two-party system of Democrats and Republicans is an illusion. What we have in the U.S. instead is a corrupt polity where Democrat and Republican élites form a single ruling party, as Professor Emeritus Angelo M. Codevilla stunningly asserted in 2010. (See “America’s Bipartisan Ruling Class vs. the People“) The evidence? The following list of Republican bigwigs who, by publicly declaring their support for Hillary Clinton — the pathological liar who had accomplished nothing as secretary of state, but violated U.S. laws and jeopardized national security with her unsecured private email server; lied about and left four Americans to die in Benghazi; and supports the absolute “right” of women to kill their unborn — instead of Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump, have peeled away their masks, revealing their true faces.’ Read more: Death of the two-party system: Republican bigwigs formally endorse Hillary Clinton


$375,000 Deposited To The Khan Law Account From The Clinton Foundation David Icke latest headlines

‘As my Blue Ridge Mountain grandpap used to say when he had discovered something pleasing, “Well, looky yonder!” Granted this is only pleasing if you are firmly in the corner of Donald Trump and find Hitlery Clinton a disgusting witch, and I plead guilty on both counts. A hat tip to Powdered Wig contributor, Joe LaVeque for the find, fellow internet bloggers Get Off The BS for publishing the document, and to infamous hacker, Anonymous, who uhhhh, “retrieved” the doc. As you can see, the image below is a bank letter from Wells Fargo notifying the Kazoo Khan law firm that The Clinton Foundation is depositing $375,000 into its bank account.’ Read more: $375,000 Deposited To The Khan Law Account From The Clinton Foundation


Alternative News Network: Girls just want to have fu-un VIDEO "IndyWatch Feed World"

By Tapestry


The war against ISIS in Syria is being won. Here is the evidence.

This is great. Did women ever want to be covered over with dust sheets like furniture in storage? Girls will be girls. ‘We are human beings,’ they say.

Assad is liberating Syrian Women ! They’re burning their burkas in the street.



TruthTheory: Cosmic Marriage ; Why So Many Traditional Marriages Fail "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

François_Boucher_-_La_Nymphe_Callisto,_séduite_par_Jupiter_sous_les_traits_de_Diane_(1759)By Leda Enlightenting Media Your true partner has already been decided; it is set above. It is already a commitment, without even knowing, it is […]


Theresa May to Bribe British Public to Accept Fracking in Their Area David Icke latest headlines

Under the new proposal, a percentage of profits from fracking, potentially up to £13,000, would be paid directly into the bank accounts of those living in neighbourhoods where the drilling technique is approved. As part of her stated aim to deliver an economy that works for all, the new Prime Minister’s plan could see up to £10million given to each eligible community, turning northern towns such as Blackpool into the UK equivalents of ­oil-rich communities in the Middle East. Read more: Theresa May to Bribe British Public to Accept Fracking in Their Area


Insurrection News: The Netherlands: Mayor issues area bans for anarchists "IndyWatch Feed War"


Today (3-8-2016) several anarchists in the city of The Hague, The Netherlands, but also in other cities, received police visits. The police delivered letters containing the intentions of mayor Jozias van Aartsen to prohibit anarchists from setting foot in the Schilderswijk neighbourhood in The Hague for the coming two months.

The letters stated that the anarchists were to blame for “structural nuisance”. This nuisance would consist of unannounced demonstrations, disturbing of the peace and the disturbing of demonstrations. The letters contain a list of allegations to which people are being associated to or for which they have been arrested. These allegations differ per person. They range from squatting, participation in spontaneous demonstrations, pasting posters and destroying a prison fence. What the anarchists have in common is that they are all active against institutionalized racism, ethnic profiling and the racist The Hague police force. All of them were also preemptively arrested on the 27th of June, after a demonstration commemorating Mitch Henriquez who was murdered by police last year.

The letter also states that “there was a presence of people associated with Anti-Fascist Action (AFA)” during the four nights of rioting last year after the police murder on Mitch Henriquez, and that they “had an inciting and catalyzing role in escalating the demonstration to the point of a riot”. It is also claimed that people linked to AFA “have breached the peace multiple times in the Schilderswijk”.

That the contents of these letters is mainly based on presumptions and vague accusations does not surprise us. Neither does the fact that a lot of these accusations have themselves been dropped by the public prosecutor because they were simply not concrete enough for a pr......


Two female Belgian police officers wounded in machete attack, assailant shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ David Icke latest headlines

Two female officers were injured after being attacked by a machete-wielding man near the police station in the Belgian city of Charleroi, the authorities said. The perpetrator, who could be heard shouting “Allahu Akbar,” was shot by a third officer on site, the RTL radio station claims, citing local police. The attacker was taken to hospital in a critical condition, but later died of his injuries, RTBF reported. Read more: Two female Belgian police officers wounded in machete attack, assailant shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’


Zen Gardner: Authenticity: Inhabiting Wildly Tender Revolution "IndyWatch Feed World"

by Melissa la Flamme


When you live from your intuitive core, your belly, your heart, and let your soul lead and spirit guide you, your words and actions will be naturally subversive.

You will go to your edge. You will soften. Become wildly tender.

Question is, will you wholly inhabit your own revolution? In beauty? This inner revolution is a perpetual ceremony of the heart. It’s what you are for.

When you are real, cooked down to essence, rather than half-baked to get approval, to look good, the projections from others may fly, seek you out and try to stick to you. Don’t let them. Instead, let your authenticity support you in carrying on wholehearted, vulnerable conversation to resolve whatever arises. It is hard work. Uncomfortable. Deeply human. Can be harrowing. And often downright delicious. Intimate. Naked.

Courageous work marked by your solid presence. Here. Now.

I’d rather be whole than good, C.G. Jung said. And by whole, he meant real, messy, ensouled, deeply human, heart broken open with compassion — flowing first to ourselves, to resource and prepare to let it flow widely to others.

Being too comfortable, amenable, pliable to the point of contorting yourself, is a ticket to selling your soul right up the river. Don’t buy it. When you live from your own knowing-ness, from your gut and your wildly-rooted intelligence, you feel alive. Genuinely, madly, creatively alive.

Being real — true to your Self, your soul — is gritty. And grit causes friction, makes fire to clear the way for living a revolutionary act. This act is marked by action that the earth and the soul of the world are crying out for. And the cry is going to get louder, more pain-filled, and grievous, before enough souls answer wholeheartedly.

When you get real, it is actually not about you. You...


Legal Sources Reveal Dame Lowell Goddard Was Sacked From Child Abuse Inquiry and Did Not Resign David Icke latest headlines

Dame Lowell Goddard, the New Zealand Judge who ‘resigned’ from her position as head of the VIP child abuse inquiry was effectively sacked. According to well placed legal sources, she had already lost the confidence of senior staff and members of the inquiry panel. Read more: Legal Sources Reveal Dame Lowell Goddard Was Sacked From Child Abuse Inquiry and Did Not Resign


The Fifth Column: What We Need To Learn From Native Cultures About Climate Adaptation "IndyWatch Feed World"

Planet Earth, (TFC)— When it comes to climate change, now is the time to react and develop defenses. Unfortunately, very few western resources are allocated to prepare for future environmental challenges. That’s not the case in areas inhabited by indigenous peoples, who’re already dealing with environmental changes. Recent months have seen adaptation techniques field tested in indigenous areas, for eventual use elsewhere. One of the many questions going forward, however, is whether progress itself is sustainable.

As important as the actual technologies is including as many voices as possible in climate conversations. Climate change affects humanity more than any war, or plague. In fact, grimmer predictions for the future suggest it may eventually cause those things. According to Glacier Hub, whereas indigenous peoples occupy 65% of earth’s land, they’re rarely included in climate debate.

Even the 2015 Paris climate talks were largely void of indigenous voices, and that’s a problem. A recent piece by Indiana and Sorbonne Nouvelle University researches called “Environmental Governance For All” argues that real change can’t come without 100% human inclusion.

According to Glacier Hub, the Paris agreements didn’t mention indigenous peoples or their climate plights. Without indigenous voices, any and all climate adaptation conversations are missing a key component. Indigenous cultures have long retained insights and knowledge matching their wester...


The Fifth Column: CPS refuses to prosecute UK Govt for plotting Libyan renditions to torture "IndyWatch Feed World"

United Kingdom (Reprieve) – British prosecutors have today stuck by a decision not to bring charges against the UK Government over its role in the 2004 kidnap and rendition of two Libyan families, including a pregnant woman and children aged 6 to 12.

The torture victims had demanded a review of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decision in June 2016 not to bring any prosecutions, despite finding that a senior British intelligence official was involved in the operation and had – to a limited extent – sought political approval for it.

The CPS took two years to consider the original police investigation which produced a 28,000 page file. However, it completed the victim’s review in just seven weeks. The review staff were junior to the team who made the original decision not to charge, putting them in the position of having to challenge their superior’s decisions on a high profile case.

The al-Saadi and Belhaj families were kidnapped, forced onto planes and flown to Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya in a joint MI6-CIA operation in March 2004. Sami al Saadi and Abdul-Hakim Belhaj were both prominent Gaddafi opponents who had been living with their families in exile, and suffered years of torture after their forcible return.

Mr Belhaj’s wife, Fatima Boudchar, has told of how, despite being pregnant at the time of the rendition, she was chained to a wall in a secret CIA prison – or ‘black site’ – in Bangkok, before being bodily taped to a stretcher for the entire 17-hour flight to Libya. One of Mr al Saadi’s children, Khadija, who was 12 years old at the time, has described how she was so terrified during the kidnap that she passed out.

Evidence of the UK’s central role in the operation emerged after the fall of Colonel Gaddafi in 2011, when documents discovered by Human Rights Watch in the office of his spy chief, Moussa Koussa, were found to include correspondence from......


The Fifth Column: Ministers urged to correct claims over Saudi juveniles executions "IndyWatch Feed World"

Saudi Arabia (Reprieve) – International human rights organization Reprieve is urging the UK Government to correct inaccurate statements it has made about three juveniles facing beheading in Saudi Arabia.

Ali al Nimr, Dawoud al Marhoon and Abdullah al Zaher were aged 17, 17 and 15 (respectively) when they were sentenced to death for alleged involvement in protests calling for reform in the Kingdom.

However, the UK Government has wrongly maintained that “under Saudi Law they are considered to have been adult at the time.”

This assertion – made most recently in a UK human rights assessment of Saudi Arabia, updated on 21 July – is directly at odds with the Saudi Government’s own public claims that their own law defines a child as any person under the age of 18.  In their most recent report to the UN’s Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the Saudi Government said that:

“Looking at the statutes adopted in Saudi Arabia, it is clear that the definition of the child in them is consistent with the requirements of article 1 of the Convention. The Child Protection Act defines the child as ‘any person under the age of eighteen’, as does the Act to combat crimes of trafficking in persons. Furthermore, the juvenile is defined in the criminal law regulations on arrest and the regulations on juvenile detention centres as any person who has not reached the age of eighteen.”

While Saudi law continues to allow some limited scope for a judge to determine that someone under 18 can be treated as an adult – in contradiction to Saudi Arabia’s international obligations –...


The Fifth Column: ISIS’s war: real to virtual, far to near "IndyWatch Feed World"

Middle East (openDemocracy) – A series of attacks beyond its core territory reveals Islamic State’s capacity to adapt and to plan for the long term.

In Libya and Iraq, military campaigns against ISIS are intensifying. But in assessing the movement’s condition, a wider view is also needed.

On the second day of the new round of air-attacks against ISIS forces in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, United States marine corps AV8B strike-aircraft were launched from the USS Wasp, an amphibious-warfare vessel. Military sources say that the operation would most likely last weeks, and only end when those Libyan militias loosely aligned to the government of national accord in Tripoli succeed in taking control of the city.

When the current assault on Sirte started in May 2016, rapid initial progress was reported. The city, it seems, would soon be liberated. In practice the assault slowed to a crawl as the government-backed forces suffered 300 killed and many wounded, hence the need for US air-power. It now seems likely that ISIS has already withdrawn many of its paramilitaries and dispersed them to other towns and cities. Thus, even if Sirte is taken in the coming weeks, it will be just one episode in an ongoing conflict.

In Iraq, meanwhile, government forces have consolidated their control of Fallujah amidst reports that the city is now rigidly ‘policed’ by Shi’a militias to the anger of many Iraqi ...


The Fifth Column: The Successful Hunger Strike That Changed Colombia’s University of Tolima "IndyWatch Feed World"

Tolima, Colombia (GVO) – Between July 6 and July 15, 2016, nine people at the University of Tolima, Colombia — students, professors and staff members — organized a hunger strike to protest the serious administrative, financial, democratic, and leadership crisis occurring at this higher education institution, for which they held the Dean José Herman Muñoz Ñungo directly responsible.

The group initiated the strike after having exhausted all proper channels of negotiation. Among other things, their demands included the dean’s response to a list of 21 questions and his resignation. Not only was the dean reluctant to leave his position and respond to the questions, but the University Governing Board also kept silent, prolonging the hunger strike up to nine days.

Thanks to the mediation of a committee of local people and the presence of the Ministry of Labor, an agreement was signed at the cessation of the strike on July 31 and it included the dean’s resignation and a written acceptance of various petition points.

José Javier Ceper...


The elite's use young children's blood to live longer and so do I says Paypal Billionaire David Icke latest headlines

‘Billionaire PayPal founder Peter Thiel said that he believes transfusions of blood from young people can reverse his ageing process and allow him to live a vastly extended lifespan. In an interview with’s Jeff Bercovici, Thiel said that the practice — known as parabiosis — is the closest modern science has come to creating an anti-aging panacea.’ Read more: The elite’s use young children’s blood to live longer and so do I says Paypal Billionaire


China accuses US of plotting preemptive nuclear strikes, calls bluff David Icke latest headlines

‘Pyongyang has accused Washington of aligning its nuclear forces closer to North Korea to increase its chances of conducting a pre-emptive strike, as Pacific Air Forces dispatched speedy and low-flying B-1B bombers to Guam for the first time in 10 years. Blaming Washington of becoming “all the more pronounced” to topple the North Korean communist regime by “mobilizing all nuclear war hardware,” Pyongyang warned the US against exacerbating tensions in the region that could ignite a nuclear war. While accusing the US of pushing the situation on the Korean peninsula into the “uncontrollable and catastrophic phase,” KCNA said that the “enemies are bluffing that they can mount a pre-emptive nuclear strike on the DPRK by letting fly B-1B over the Korean peninsula within two-three hours in contingency.”’ Read more: China accuses US of plotting preemptive nuclear strikes, calls bluff


Terrorists Shoot Down Russian Planes With U.S. TOW Missiles After McCain Calls For It David Icke latest headlines

‘In three and a half decades, the United States has come full circle in terms of its publicly stated strategy overseas. From the late 1970s when the U.S. armed the Mujihadeen “rebels” to draw in and fight the Soviets in Afghanistan to 2016 when the U.S. has given Syrian “rebels” (aka moderate terrorists) TOW missiles to shoot down Russian aircraft over Syria, the U.S. and Russia are engaged in a proxy war – at least this time entirely at the impetus of the U.S. and its allies – where the people of a target nation pay the ultimate price. Recently, a Russian MI-8 helicopter was shot down over Syria in the Idlib region. The helicopter and its crew were on a humanitarian mission even according to the pro-terrorist Syrian Observatory For Human Rights. Although Western outlets and “think tanks” are attempting to claim that the helicopter was on a combat mission, no one outside of NATO countries believes this and the evidence produced by these pro-war analysts is scant to say the least.’ Read more: Terrorists Shoot Down Russian Planes With U.S. TOW Missiles After McCain Calls For It


The council which banned sleeping David Icke latest headlines

‘Something strange is happening in Gravesend town centre. Fancy a lie-down in Woodlands Park during one of these balmy summer afternoons? Think again – it’s now a crime to lie down. Tired driver thinking of pulling over for a nap in your car? Better just to plough on – it could land you in court. Unless you’re “homeless or a vulnerable adult”, you are banned from sleeping in any of the town’s open spaces – as well as in any vehicle, caravan or tent.’ Read more: The council which banned sleeping

EU puts pressure on UK to pay €20 billion bill or remain David Icke latest headlines

‘The European Union has threatened to prevent the United Kingdom from leaving the bloc if Britain fails to pay up a €20 billion bill. The EU officials reportedly brought the UK under pressure to pay the money which they say is the UK’s share from the bloc’s €200 billion bills that have remained unpaid for years, the Daily Express reported Saturday. “A deal with Britain is inconceivable if the British do not settle these liabilities,” the daily quoted an unnamed EU source as saying.’ Read more: EU puts pressure on UK to pay €20 billion bill or remain


The tarnished halo of 'Saint Bob' Geldof David Icke latest headlines

‘In 2013 Bob Geldof was awarded the Freedom of the City of London for his outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace. Strangely there was no mention of his services as a corporate mouthpiece for the financial services industry, which is an odd omission. For at the time Geldof was in the throes of launching his own hedge fund and he was supporting what the Wall Street Journal called, a “huge private equity push into Africa,” Geldof’s 8 Miles Fund boasts a distinguished team of advisors, concentrates on African investments, and has attracted the support of J P Morgan. Typically, he deflects awkward questions with a joke, calling himself a “private equity whore”.’ Read more: The tarnished halo of ‘Saint Bob’ Geldof


You Know Those New Chips In Your Credit Card? They’re Failing You Miserably David Icke latest headlines

‘Americans have spent much of 2016 lamenting the addition of chips into their credit and debit cards. In exchange for the extra few moments consumers spend checking out, however, they are promised enhanced security to protect their accounts. But a new discovery unveiled Wednesday by professional hackers at the Black Hat USA summit in Las Vegas called into question the supposed ironclad security of the new chips, which are referred to as EMV technology.’ Read more: You Know Those New Chips In Your Credit Card? They’re Failing You Miserably


How I Know for Sure I am Not Yet Enlightened David Icke latest headlines

‘Prakriti, form what are called the three gunas. I know for sure I am not yet enlightened because, of the three, one is always predominant: tamas (darkness or inertia), rajas (activity or change), or sattva (beingness or joy). One might mistakenly assume that if my mind were in a state of sattva or ‘joy’ all the time, that then would be enlightenment, but that’s the sticky, tricky thing about the play of maya. Our consciousness is not the perceptions we have of the world, but a ‘backdrop’ of infinite possibility before anything ever manifests as experience, or thought – as things, people, or circumstances we experience. Most of us, anyhow, can only maintain a state of sattva for a brief period of time, then our highly unstable, monkey mind will go back to being busy, and agitated, or lethargic as if we’re inebriated.’ Read more: How I Know for Sure I am Not Yet Enlightened


naked capitalism: Brexit: This Backlash Has Been a Long Time Coming "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

After the Brexit vote, it is obvious to many that globalisation in general, and European integration in particular, can leave people behind – and that ignoring this for long enough can have severe political consequences. This column argues that this fact has long been obvious. As the historical record demonstrates plainly and repeatedly, too much market and too little state invites a backlash. Markets and states are political complements, not substitutes


Prisoners of the Voice David Icke latest headlines

‘We are all prisoners of the voice in our minds, and slaves to our programmed emotions, traumas, fears, intellect, ambition and the ‘poor wronged little I’. Many people identify their ‘ego I’ as being the centre of their universe, and the ‘I am so and so’ and ‘I do this’ is who they are, lock, stock and barrel. The personality and its ‘whirled’ is the total sum of their awareness- the only thing that is real in terms of the five senses. I spends its days busy thinking about its hopes, dreams, chores, agendas and how they can be achieved. ‘I am’ revisits the past, dwells on grievances, betrayals and sleights which replay over and over again in the present along with all the feelings and sensations of the original event. Most of us are in mind all the time, our thoughts are crowded with fear and expectation, we worry about tomorrow – what if we lose our job and what is going to happen to us and our loved ones in the future… and how will we die. Will it be quick – or slow and painful?’ Read more: Prisoners of the Voice


Land Destroyer: Confirmed: "Draw Mohammed" Contest Attackers Were Managed by FBI "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

August 7, 2016 (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - To some the 2015 shooting in Garland Texas at a "Draw Mohammed" contest organized by state-sponsored agitators seemed all too convenient.

The protest was meant to prove Muslims were irrational and violent, and amid the protest two armed men did indeed attack, both killed by police who were already on the scene.

The event was meant to reinforce the narrative that Islam is an irrational and dangerous ideology, that Muslims pose a danger to America and the West in general, and that both Islam and Muslims should be actively resisted culturally, politically, and militarily.

It was the culmination of years of agitation through networks maintained by Washington politicians and policymakers, particularly those who have - ironically - not only engineered America's various and unending wars begun during the so-called "War on Terror," but who have also armed and funded some of the most dangerous terrorist organizations on Earth via America's Persian Gulf allies.

Now it is revealed that not only was the protest organized by politicians and organizations associated with Washington, but the shooting was as well.

The two suspects were being directed by undercover FBI agents, one of which reportedly told one of the shooters shortly before the attack to "tear up Texas."

The Daily Beast in its article, "...


Phantom Self – David Icke’s Acclaimed New Book Available At David Icke latest headlines

Phantom Self is now available for immediate shipping Worldwide! Phantom Self now shipping immediately Click here to secure a copy for immediate despatch … Includes what David calls ‘the most important chapter I have ever written’. Deeper in the rabbit hole than ever before, solution-based and right up with current events.


How Nikola Tesla Used ‘Spirituality’ & Philosophy To Learn About Reality, ‘Limitless’ Energy & Science David Icke latest headlines

‘Science works best when in harmony with nature. If we put these two together, we can discover great technologies that can only come about when the consciousness of the planet is ready to embrace them. One example is “free energy,” also known as “zero-point energy,” which utilizes the substance that exists all around us and converts it into usable energy. This would give us a limitless source of energy, and would practically wipe out all poverty on the planet. (more on this later in the article) The properties of space have been postulated by many, from ancient Vedic philosophy, Eastern Mystics, various ancient civilizations throughout human history all the way to Descartes, Einstein, Newton and more. Humans are curious beings, and our quest to discover “what is” will never end.’ Read more: How Nikola Tesla Used ‘Spirituality’ & Philosophy To Learn About Reality, ‘Limitless’ Energy & Science


Covert Geopolitics: Duterte names Judges, Politicians, Friends, Police Officers involved in Drugs; 600,000 Drug Pushers Surrender "IndyWatch Feed War"

The Philippines is celebrating a huge percentage drop in crime incidence in the country due to the relentless drive against illegal drugs. In spite of this popular and positive development, criticisms to the ongoing operations are so loud enough they have irritated the incumbent president. In response, 7 sitting judges, 54 mayors and congressmen, and … Continue reading Duterte names Judges, Politicians, Friends, Police Officers involved in Drugs; 600,000 Drug Pushers Surrender


‘Justice for Mark Duggan’ march in London five years after shooting death sparked major riots David Icke latest headlines

‘Demonstrators marching in remembrance of Mark Duggan, who was shot dead by London police in 2011, are demanding an end to police brutality on the fifth anniversary of his death, which sparked rioting causing more than £200 million in damage. For five days, violence and looting spread throughout parts of London as tensions boiled over following the police shooting of the 29-year-old. An inquest later found that Duggan, the subject of police surveillance on the August 4, 2011, was lawfully killed despite being unarmed when shot by police on Ferry Lane, Tottenham. A jury concluded that Duggan “threw” a gun from a cab shortly before he was stopped by the police.’ Read more: ‘Justice for Mark Duggan’ march in London five years after shooting death sparked major riots


winstonclose: Fluoroquinolones: The antibiotics from hell – By Martha Rosenberg "IndyWatch Feed War"

“I was given the antibiotic Levaquin. After 5 pills my body was burning and my right arm and legs were weak,” a reader posted after an article about underreported prescription drug dangers. “I discontinued the drug and was told I would be fine. 1 month later my feet started hurting, my knees developed chronic pain and I had stabbing pain in my quads. 13 months later, I have floaters in my vision, tinnitus, flat and deformed feet, rotator cuff damage, knee grinding, hip snapping, tendonitis and I can only walk for a few minutes.”

After taking Levaquin, another patient had “multiple areas of tendinitis in triceps, biceps, rotator cuff, hip flexor, feet and lower back,” he wrote on the web site “I had joint swelling and severe pain in my wris...


The BRICS Post: Brazil’s jailed tycoon gave illegal funds to President Temer "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

The allegations threatened to further unsettle Temer's months-old, center-right coalition [Xinhua]

The allegations threatened to further unsettle Temer’s months-old, center-right coalition [Xinhua]

The latest in a series of explosive scandals in the nation’s ongoing political crisis, Marcelo Odebrecht, the former chief executive of Latin America’s largest construction company, admitted in a plea bargain testimony that he personally oversaw illegal campaign donations for Brazil’s interim President Michel Temer in 2014.

Odebrecht, the scion of the family that controls the company, formally known as Odebrecht SA, was sentenced to 19 years in prison after being convicted of corruption and money laundering in the Petrobras case in March.

Brazilian newsweekly Veja reported it had seen a plea bargain statement where Odebrecht said Temer asked him for campaign funds in 2014 when he was vice president.

Odebrecht said he contributed 6 million reais ($1.8 million) to Temer’s re-election campaign, according to Veja.

The allegations threatened to further unsettle Temer’s months-old, center-right coalition.

Odebrecht’s testimony could turn undecided senators against convicting Rousseff in the upcoming impeachment proceedings.

Reuters quoted Temer’s spokesperson confirming the meeting where Temer and his aide, Eliseu Padilha, asked Odebrecht for a...


The Wire: Amnesty Urges Centre to Speed Up 1984 Massacre Cases "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The rights organisation has asked for a comprehensive reparation plan, robust laws to deal with communal violence and police reforms to prevent political interference.

A protest demanding that the accused in 1984 riot cases be brought to justice. Credit: PTI/Files

A protest demanding that the accused in 1984 riot cases be brought to justice. Credit: PTI/Files

New Delhi: The Indian arm of the global rights organisation Amnesty International has expressed its disappointment at the “slow progress” of the special investigation team (SIT) constituted by the Ministry of Home Affairs to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom.

Following a conclave held on June 23, ‘Insaaf 1984’, Amnesty International India drew up a list of recommendations from the participating speakers and submitted it to the MHA for necessary action.

The rights body has urged the Narendra Modi government to ensure that “the victims and survivors of the 1984 massacre get the justice and closure they have awaited for decades”.

Dividing its recommendations into various segments, the organisation’s first demand is for an “effective investigation”. To this end, it has asked the Centre to “ensure that the SIT conducts a prompt and transparent investigation into the cases, including by making its proceedings accessible to the media and the public, while allowing victims and witnesses to request confidential hearings to protect themselves from reprisal.”

It has also called for facilitating the participation of victims and witnesses from outside India, including through video-conferencing. This is important because in some cases, the accused had objected to this p...


Microsoft Pitches Technology That Can Read Facial Expressions at Political Rallies David Icke latest headlines

‘At both the Republican and Democratic conventions, Microsoft sponsored event spaces for the news outlet Politico. Politico, in turn, hosted a series of Microsoft-sponsored discussions about the use of data technology in political campaigns. And throughout Politico’s spaces in both Philadelphia and Cleveland, Microsoft advertised an array of products from “Microsoft Cognitive Services,” its artificial intelligence and cloud computing division. At one exhibit, titled “Realtime Crowd Insights,” a small camera scanned the room, while a monitor displayed the captured image. Every five seconds, a new image would appear with data annotated for each face — an assigned serial number, gender, estimated age, and any emotions detected in the facial expression. When I approached, the machine labeled me “b2ff” and correctly identified me as a 23-year-old male. It interpreted my facial expression as “neutral,” with a bit of “surprise.”’ Read more: Microsoft Pitches Technology That Can Read Facial Expressions at Political Rallies


NYPD Commissioner Bratton Resigns, Takes Job With Pro-Clinton, Pro-Israel Firm David Icke latest headlines

‘As he moves into his new position at Teneo Holdings, Bratton will go from enforcing ‘broken windows’ to rubbing elbows with those gathered at the nexus between law enforcement, the national security state, the military-industrial complex, and U.S.-U.K.-NATO foreign policy.’ Read more: NYPD Commissioner Bratton Resigns, Takes Job With Pro-Clinton, Pro-Israel Firm


Israeli authorities commit woman to psychiatric unit after she protested outside Justice Minister Shaked’s office David Icke latest headlines

‘Joelle Ben Simon, 55, has had her fair share of injustice. For almost 10 years she has been appealing against judgments from the religious and civil courts which resulted in her losing her villa and sleeping in a car with her son. Her case is a complicated one and has involved appeals against numerous judges and the rabbinical court. Two weeks ago Joelle met with a lawyer who saw how convoluted her case was. It is common for people who have suffered great injustice to “live” their story. They know it better than anyone, and can select pages, dates and events from memory. Joelle decided to protest. She went to the office of Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and decided to camp outside.’ Read more: Israeli authorities commit woman to psychiatric unit after she protested outside Justice Minister Shaked’s office


The Last Great Stand: The Real Reason Putin Hates Obama and Clinton, and Wants Trump To Win (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


In the following video, Putin reveals exactly why he cannot stand Barack Obama, and why it is clearly not in Russia’s best interests (or anyone else on the planet’s for that matter), for Hillary Clinton to become the next President of the United States. When referring to specific Obama/Clinton policy decisions that led directly to large boost in recruitment for ISIS (no, it wasn't a Donald Trump video as Hillary likes to say), Putin says:

"I consider this absolutely unprofessional politics… [their acts] are not grounded in facts in the real world." 

For the most part, the sum total of what the majority of Americans know about Putin, we get largely from whatever our dishonest and corrupt mainstream media tells us. We also know the mainstream media is owned and controlled primarily by globalists (who hate Putin), and that they function as more of a propaganda arm for the Democrat Party, than they do as actual credible news sources. 


ALEPPO: Top Ten Myth-Busting Facts David Icke latest headlines

Names and flags of the NATO/GCC backed Aleppo terrorist brigades in eastern sector. Photo: Ikhras ‘When the battle for Aleppo began, we witnessed yet again the cranking up of the propaganda machine to distort and bend the truth into palatable soundbites for the misinformed and deceived US and European public. ‘Barrel bombs’, chemical weapons and yes, even “incubator babies”, once more infiltrated the talking-head-speak as the mainstream media scrambled to turn the tide of popular opinion now clearly pushing back against western attempts to discredit the Syrian government and Syrian National Army [SAA] fighting to cleanse their country of NATO and GCC toxic armies of terror.’ Read more: ALEPPO: Top Ten Myth-Busting Facts


U.S. Continues To Arm And Support Terrorists That Beheaded Young Boy On Camera David Icke latest headlines

Putting on display a perfect example of just how little the United States cares about human rights and crimes against humanity, the U.S. State Department is refusing to say whether or not will continue to fund, arm, and support a terrorist group in Syria that beheaded a little boy on camera for the world to see.’ Always known for their brutality and inhumanity to innocent men, women, and children, America’s “rebels” sunk to a new low with the beheading of a child (under the age of 12) they had accused of fighting alongside the Liwaa al-Quds (Quds Brigade), a Palestinian militia fighting alongside the Syrian government.’ Read more: U.S. Continues To Arm And Support Terrorists That Beheaded Young Boy On Camera


New Eastern Outlook: George Soros: “Let’s Call the Terrorists a Taxi!” "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

43534534534Billionaire hedge fund mechanic George Soros has a finger in every political pie there is. If there is a crisis on our world, it’s a safe bet he’s had a hand in it. This is not news to most readers, but the intricacies of Soros’s operations surely are. Here is a first in a series of articles to illuminate a real arch villain. Today we will focus on Soros and the American presidency.

In America a surreal presidential race is winding toward its ultimate crescendo. In a symphony of unbelief, a people of a once great nation are serenaded by two bitterly sour notes droning in the air. “Hillary for president” leaves people of any real moral fortitude screaming inside their heads, as if they’ve been blasted with a shrieking air raid siren. As for Donald Trump’s bid for America’s highest office, jittery liberals and conservatives alike shudder at the thought of “The Donald’s” first state of the union address. Neither major candidate is what anyone would call “presidential”. Election 2016 is going exactly as manipulators like George Soros planned. Another presidency is set to be owned, lock-stock-and-barrel, by the biggest thieves in the world.

Donald Trump is the ideal fall guy to set up Hillary Clinton. Boisterous, controversial, and very scary, the notorious billionaire developer is like Ronald Reagan with a penchant for acting like the cartoon character Yosemite Sam. If Trump brought two six shooters to his next speech, and lifted himself off the ground by unloading both at his feet, scarcely anyone would be surprised. The reason he was chosen to run is transparent, no one else on Earth possesses the same divergent q.....


What Countries Will Hillary Attack if Named President? David Icke latest headlines

It’s terrifying to consider what actions an emotionally unstable neocon leader may do as US president, a notorious war hawk, a Wall Street tool beholden solely to powerful monied interests controlling her and husband Bill.’ She’s militantly anti-Russia, anti-China, anti-Iran, anti-peace and stability. Ignore her gender and duplicitous rhetoric. A 2nd Clinton co-presidency would be disastrous – perhaps homeland tyranny and global war with nuclear weapons threatening everyone. Nothing qualifies her for leadership, no redeeming features, plenty since the 1990s revealing her despicable record, pure evil by any standard – why she lacks credibility, popular support and trust, why common sense demands rejecting her.’ Read more: What Countries Will Hillary Attack if Named President?


The Most Life-Changing Books You'll Ever Read David Icke latest headlines

You want to know what is really going on, what has gone on and what is planned to happen in the world ‘past, present and future’? You’ll find the answers here like nowhere else. Unique information and unique insight on a crazy world and how we transform crazy into sanity and peace. All books and DVDs ready to ship immediately. Click here for all David’s books and DVDs … CLICK BELOW FOR AN IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD OF THE ELECTRONIC VERSION OF THE PERCEPTION DECEPTION AND PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS E-BOOK IS IN TWO PARTS BECAUSE OF THE SIZE OF THE FILES To download Part One Click Here … To Download Part Two Click here …


'Thinking Through the Unthinkable': RAND Corporation Lays out Scenarios for US War with China David Icke latest headlines

‘A new study by the RAND Corporation titled “War with China: Thinking Through the Unthinkable” is just the latest think tank paper devoted to assessing a US war against China. The study, commissioned by the US Army, provides further evidence that a war with China is being planned and prepared in the upper echelons of the American military-intelligence apparatus. That the paper emerges from the RAND Corporation has a particular and sinister significance. Throughout the Cold War, RAND was the premier think tank for “thinking the unthinkable”—a phrase made notorious by RAND’s chief strategist in the 1950s, Herman Kahn. Kahn devoted his macabre book On Thermonuclear War to elaborating a strategy for a “winnable” nuclear war against the Soviet Union.’ Read more: ‘Thinking Through the Unthinkable’: RAND Corporation Lays out Scenarios for US War with China


David Icke YouTube Channel and Facebook Meme Library David Icke latest headlines

The David Icke YouTube Channel … The Facebook meme library …


‘Little Free Pantries’ Ensure No One Goes Hungry By Inspiring Neighbors To Pay It Forward David Icke latest headlines

‘If you live in a city and have taken a stroll around your neighborhood, chances are you’ve come across a ‘Little Free Library’. The uniquely-shaped fixtures are actually becoming quite commonplace, and it is estimated that there are now over 25,000 of them in 70 different countries! The movement has taken off because it allows anyone to take a book and leave a book, creating a super-efficient – and local – swap that benefits all involved. If you loved that idea, you’re sure to adore what residents in Arkansas are responsible for starting. ‘Little Free Pantries’ are like a spin-off of ‘Little Free Libraries’, but instead of books, they offer non-perishable food items to anyone who might need a snack or some food to get through the day.’ Read more: ‘Little Free Pantries’ Ensure No One Goes Hungry By Inspiring Neighbors To Pay It Forward


ULTRA KULTURE: Russia: Koryak National Dance Ensemble ‘Mango’ "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Koryak National Dance Ensemble Mango

Koryaks (or Koriak) are an indigenous people of Kamchatka Krai in the Russian Far East, who inhabit the coastlands of the Bering Sea to the south of the Anadyr basin and the country to the immediate north of the Kamchatka Peninsula, the southernmost limit of their range being Tigilsk, Russia.


Menedek Ensemble:




Monsanto Losing Millions As Farmers In India Rebel, Plant Indigenous Seed David Icke latest headlines

‘Monsanto is losing millions on failed GM cotton. The company illegally pushed a form of Bt cotton into India and Africa more than a decade ago, but farmers are now pushing back by planting their own indigenous seed. Monsanto is accused of writing laws and then breaking them to enter the market in India, but after more than 300,000 farmer deaths between 1995 and 2013, many of them attributed to Monsanto, the company is finally paying for their misdeeds. The corporation’s greed is linked to farmer suicides throughout Maharashtra, considered the ‘Cotton Belt’ in India. The Indian government is now actively promoting the use of indigenous seed, and has called Monsanto out for profiteering illegally on Bt cotton seed.’ Read more: Monsanto Losing Millions As Farmers In India Rebel, Plant Indigenous Seed


Bible-bombing: Swedish church to barrage ISIS areas with word of God David Icke latest headlines

‘A Swedish church wants to bomb areas controlled by Islamic State in Iraq with mini-Bibles in Arabic. The church argues that people need a reminder that Christian love can reach them, even in places where they are being denied their freedom. The Livets Ord (Word of Life) church in Uppsala proposes using drones, flying at high altitude, to drop the Bibles, according to the Varlden Idag publication. “The Bibles are the size of pill boxes and have a display. They require no electricity, but work on their own,” Christian Akerhielmm, the mission’s director, told SVT.’ Read more: Bible-bombing: Swedish church to barrage ISIS areas with word of God


Bill Gates and George Soros fund Monsanto and a world depopulation agenda David Icke latest headlines

‘Hitler had a depopulation agenda which he kept under wraps, until so many millions of people disappeared that the world started figuring out what was happening. What if he had come right out and announced his plan to create a master race and eliminate everyone else by shooting them in the head with two bullets, starving them to death, or putting them in gas chambers? How many people around the world would have supported him and said they liked the idea of getting rid of all the “undesirables” and blaming them for all the world’s problems? Well, Bill Gates and George Soros are also all about depopulation, but there’s no way they’re going to come right out and say it … or has Bill already done so?’ Read more: Bill Gates and George Soros fund Monsanto and a world depopulation agenda


Government widens biometrics database as police begin on-the-scene DNA testing David Icke latest headlines

‘Legislation involving DNA evidence that would permit local police to quickly test the genetic makeup of suspects in the field, without having to wait for or rely on technicians in an accredited laboratory, may soon be voted on in the House. As reported by NextGov, the bill focuses on a fairly new screening device that is roughly the size of a printer and is called Rapid DNA. The concept behind the technology is to clear innocent people quickly, while providing cops with the ability to detain criminals and free up labs to clear out backlogs of other cases like rape, according to majority members of the House Judiciary Committee, who supported and approved the measure for a full vote of the chamber.’ Read more: Government widens biometrics database as police begin on-the-scene DNA testing


Strategic Culture Foundation: Jabhat Al-Nusra's Rebranding Is More Than a Simple Name Change "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

On July 28, Jabhat al-Nusra announced it was severing all ties with its parent organization, al-Qaeda, and changing its name to Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (Conquest of Syria Front). Al-Qaeda gave its blessing to the move, reflecting an evolution by both organizations in their international strategies and a deep understanding of local Syrian dynamics


Uprootedpalestinians's Blog: Israel nuclear weapons: UK government loses file on its involvement with country’s arsenal "IndyWatch Feed War"

August 06, 2016  /  Gilad Atzmon The British Government  is very good at losing things… Source: More than 400 documents, including government files relating to the UK’s involvement in Israel’s  nuclear arsenal, have gone missing over the last four years, it has been revealed. Notable missing files include 1970s documents on nuclear collaboration with Israel, as well […]


Strategic Culture Foundation: The War of Sanctions: New Casualties for the European Union "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Russian Ministry of Economic Development has published some statistics that many in the West still prefer to ignore. Those reveal that the European Union, US, Canada, Norway, and Australia have lost an annual market worth $8.6 billion, due to the sanctions they introduced against Russia...


BDS: game changer in Germany David Icke latest headlines

‘The Holocaust was the first historic event that touched my inner core as a human being. Perhaps this explains my early fascination with everything Jewish. In the 1990s, I lived for two years in Israel, where I volunteered in a center for adults with special needs. This was part of my German Zivildienst — a civilian substitute for conscientious objectors to then compulsory military service. I was what I now consider a naive, well-intentioned, liberal Zionist. It was not until I read Ilan Pappe’s 2006 book The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine that I realized Israel’s establishment involved the expulsion of 750,000 indigenous Palestinians.’ Read more: BDS: game changer in Germany


Marginal REVOLUTION: Which part of the world is most underrated in literary terms? "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

I asked that question of Michael Orthofer, and his answer was this:

Underrated, I would absolutely think the regional language and literature of India. I think surprisingly, even though, perhaps, English is the main literary language of India and a great deal is locally translated, even there much of the vernacular literature still isn’t available in English.

What one can see of it and also in part hear about it — we’re missing an awful lot. There is a literary culture there, especially, for example, in Bengali, but we’ve had that since Tagore. One of the remarkable things is Tagore won his Nobel prize over a hundred years ago, and there are still novels by him which haven’t been translated into English. He is really a very good novelist.

It’s truly worthwhile, and this goes for many regions. The southern region of Kerala where they write in Malayalam — there’s remarkable literary production there, and we just see so little of it.

My inclination was to suggest Chile.  Here’s why this country of below 18 million people is nonetheless a fierce literary contender:

1. Pablo Neruda was one of the two or three best poets of the latter part of the twentieth century.   His Canto general is not his best poetic work but as a general statement of the history and underlying unity of the New World it is unpar...



Susiya village on brink of destruction by Israel David Icke latest headlines

‘Israel’s high court placed the fate of the Palestinian village Susiya and its 340 residents in the hands of defense minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday, leaving it to him to decide whether the army will demolish nearly half its structures, mostly ramshackle dwellings. On Monday, the court punted a petition the village had submitted with Rabbis for Human Rights requesting that it compel Israel’s occupation administration to recognize the legality of structures that Palestinians had built without permits from the army. The president of the court, Miriam Naor, said she would reject the petition, but left the decision to Lieberman.’ Read more: Susiya village on brink of destruction by Israel


How Long Does Weed Stay in Your System? David Icke latest headlines

‘Whether it be for research or recreation, you may have wondered at some point how long certain illicit drugs can stay in your system. Lucky for you, we’ve done our homework and figured out how long traces of the most popular illegal drugs remain detectable inside you.’ Read more: How Long Does Weed Stay in Your System?


What Exactly Is the U.S. Military Plotting in Africa? David Icke latest headlines

‘It’s rare to hear one top military commander publicly badmouth another, call attention to his faults, or simply point out his shortcomings. Despite a seemingly endless supply of debacles from strategic setbacks to quagmire conflicts since 9/11, the top brass rarely criticize each other or, even in retirement, utter a word about the failings of their predecessors or successors. Think of it as the camouflage wall of silence. You may loathe him. You may badmouth him behind closed doors. You may have secretly hoped for his career to implode. But publicly point out failures? That’s left to those further down the chain of command. And yet that’s effectively exactly what newly installed U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chief, General Thomas Waldhauser, did earlier this year in a statement to the Senate Arms Services Committee (SASC). It’s just that no one, almost certainly including Waldhauser himself, seemed to notice or recognize it for the criticism it was, including the people tasked with oversight of military operations and those in the media.’ Read more: What Exactly Is the U.S. Military Plotting in Africa?


Uprootedpalestinians's Blog: حلب العالم يستدير من المغرب إلى المشرق…! "IndyWatch Feed War"

  محمد صادق الحسيني حملة اثنان ثلاثة أربعة خمسة… وتبقى حلب صامدة بوجه عميان القلوب… انها مؤشر انتقال مركز القوة في العالم من المغرب الى المشرق، ما يعني انّ العالم كله يستدير… انها حلب أشبه بنداء خفر السواحل الذي يقول لك من هنا اتجاه الرياح… انها حلب علامة انقلاب المعادلات وتخبّط ائتلاف قوى الشرّ الثلاثي […]


We Can’t Look Away: The Joy of Watching Donald Trump's Epic Presidential Trainwreck David Icke latest headlines

‘Donald Trump’s campaign and his takeover of the Republican Party are the political equivalents of a car accident. The American corporate news media—and many among the public, on both the left and the right—are participating in an act of political rubbernecking. They are transfixed by the skid marks on the road and the broken bodies lying nearby. Liberal schadenfreude is also compelling; the apparent implosion of the Republican Party under the boot heel of Donald Trump is transfixing. The headlines provide ample evidence of these raw pleasures. They read, “Donald Trump is destroying the Republican Party,” “Republicans are Plotting an Intervention,” “Is Donald Trump throwing his campaign?” and that he is causing a “freak-out” by pushing the GOP to its “breaking point.”’ Read more: We Can’t Look Away: The Joy of Watching Donald Trump’s Epic Presidential Trainwreck


Why the CIA is for Hillary Clinton David Icke latest headlines

‘In an op-ed column in Friday’s New York Times, former top CIA official Michael Morell publicly endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. In the article, Morell branded Clinton’s Republican opponent, Donald Trump, as a pawn of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Morell retired from the CIA in 2013 after a 33-year career, having spent two decades in high-level positions in Washington. His duties included preparing the President’s Daily Brief for George W. Bush. For three years he was deputy director, running the agency day-to-day, and he had two stints as acting director, for three months in 2011 and for four months in 2012-2013.’ Read more: Why the CIA is for Hillary Clinton


Moscow, Beijing and Washington: A Complicated Triangle David Icke latest headlines

‘The historical importance of relations between the United States, China and Russia has long been analyzed from the beginning of the Cold War. Often the tone of interactions has determined the global situation. Important information can undoubtedly be gleaned concerning current and future strategies by observing the direction in which the dynamic relations between Moscow, Beijing and Washington are headed.’ Read more: Moscow, Beijing and Washington: A Complicated Triangle


The History You Should Know: A Historic Countdown to the US Nuclear Attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki David Icke latest headlines

‘The following is a compilation of articles that create a historical countdown from Pressing Issues which looks at the behind the scene events of the days leading to the US nuclear attacks on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, respectively on August 6 and August 9, 1945. Examining the nuclear attacks on Japan, it is worth quoting General Eisenhower that ”the Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn’t necessary to hit them with that awful thing.”’ Read more: The History You Should Know: A Historic Countdown to the US Nuclear Attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Obama’s Mysterious $400 Million Cash Cargo Plane to Iran David Icke latest headlines

‘The most troubling aspect of the $400 million cash payment to Iran, is not the fact that the payment was made in cash. This can surely be explained by the US’s lack of a banking relationship with the heavily sanctioned Iran. Nor was it the fact that the payment was not reported to the US public. The White House can say it had no reason to report, what it claims was a small part of a larger (Iran-Nuclear weapons) settlement deal…that had already been made public months ago. What snags Obama, in what the president himself claims is “spy novel” stuff, comes down to simple timing and sequence of events.’ Read more: Obama’s Mysterious $400 Million Cash Cargo Plane to Iran


‘Bureaucratic mess’ sees Belgian jihadist freed after four months of 15 year sentence David Icke latest headlines

‘Fatima Aberkan, dubbed the ‘Belgian muse of ISIS’, who was jailed to 15 years on terrorism charges, has been released due to a bureaucratic mess, while her only restrictions are she is not allowed to visit the Molenbeek district or view jihadi websites. Aberkan, 55, also known within the Belgian media as the “Mother of jihad”, was sentenced to 15 years in prison on terrorism charges in April.’ Read more: ‘Bureaucratic mess’ sees Belgian jihadist freed after four months of 15 year sentence


Kazakhstan to repatriate any Turkish teacher, student linked to Gulen David Icke latest headlines

‘Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev says Astana will repatriate any Turkish teacher or student linked to US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Ankara blames for the July 15 failed coup. Nazarbayev, the first president to visit Turkey after the coup attempt, made the remarks at a news conference following his meeting with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday. Erdogan reportedly asked Astana to “take a step” after handing over a list of 33 Gulen-linked schools.’ Read more: Kazakhstan to repatriate any Turkish teacher, student linked to Gulen


Refugees clash with police at France-Italy border David Icke latest headlines

‘A group of mostly African refugees have clashed with border police as they attempted to cross from the Italian coastal city of Ventimiglia into France. Tens of refugees caught Italian and French police “by surprise” on Friday after rushing to the rocky shore in Ventimiglia near Italy’s border with France, according to an RT report. The refugees, mostly Sudanese, Eritreans and Ethiopians, had arrived in Ventimiglia from the Italian island of Sicily with the hope of continuing their journey to France and northern Europe.’ Read more: Refugees clash with police at France-Italy border


Disturbing – Yet Accurate – Illustrations That Portray The Absurdities Of Modern Society True Activist

Warning: Some of these images are graphic and may be inappropriate for the workplace. 

Credit: Luis Credit: Luis

Because the truth can be hard to grasp, a number of artists have used their abilities in recent years to expose accepted ‘norms’ of society in creative, thought-provoking ways. From “This Activist’s Artwork Speaks Volumes About Present-Day Society [Must See]” to “This Artwork Is Probably The Most Accurate (And Scary) Portrayal Of Modern Life We’ve Ever Seen” all illustrations are unique, yet challenge viewers to open their minds to the absurdities of modern life.

Spanish artist Luis Quiles is another activist who has created artwork to inspire deep contemplation, but his creations may be the most controversial yet. As you’ll view below, many of his illustrations center on the objectification of women, war and power, social media, religion, and the glorification of technology in the modern world.

It might be agreed...


Afghan father sells six year-old daughter into marriage for a goat and a bag of rice David Icke latest headlines

‘A father from Afghanistan, barely making ends meet, sold his own daughter to a 55-year-old cleric for a goat and some food. Footage doing the rounds on the Internet shows the moment local women gave him a beating. The father agreed to sell his six-year-old daughter Gharibgol to the 55-year-old imam, Seyed Abdolkarim, which runs counter the law in Afghanistan, which allows girls to marry from the age of 16 and boys from 18, according to France 24.’ Read more: Afghan father sells six year-old daughter into marriage for a goat and a bag of rice


Japan protests Chinese boats in disputed East China Sea David Icke latest headlines

‘Japan has lodged a strong protest with Beijing after some 230 Chinese fishing vessels and six coastguard ships sailed close to the disputed islands in the East China Sea. In a statement released on Saturday, Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said its Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau had submitted the protest to the Chinese embassy in Tokyo, demanding that the ships leave the area immediately and “never enter Japan’s territorial waters.” The move came one day after the Japanese coastguard spotted the Chinese vessels swarming around the contested islets known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China.’ Read more: Japan protests Chinese boats in disputed East China Sea


Al-Shabab militants shell residential areas in Somali town David Icke latest headlines

‘The African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia said the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab militants on Saturday shelled residential areas in the southern town of Baidoa. “Al-Shabab militants fired mortar shells at densely populated civilian residential areas in Baidoa town this morning,” the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) said in a message posted on Twitter. The militants also hit a hospital in the town, AMISOM said, adding that “civilian casualties are unknown but expected.”’ Read more: Al-Shabab militants shell residential areas in Somali town


South Africa’s ANC suffers defeat in Pretoria David Icke latest headlines

‘In South Africa’s local elections, the ruling African National Congress (ANC) suffered a historic defeat in Tshwane municipality, which is home to the country’s administrative capital Pretoria, to the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA). The electoral commission said Saturday that the DA, the main opposition party in South Africa, won 43 percent of the vote in Tshwane. The ANC won 41 percent of the votes, the commission said based on the final results.’ Read more: South Africa’s ANC suffers defeat in Pretoria


Strategic Culture Foundation: Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider"s Name Was Death and Hell Followed Him "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

In Obama’s account, Washington is defeating ISIL in Iraq, but Russia and Assad are defeating the Syrian people in Syria. Obama denounced Russia and the Syrian government – but not ISIL – as barbaric


Washington not involved in Turkey coup attempt: US ambassador David Icke latest headlines

‘The American ambassador to Turkey has said Washington was not involved in last month’s failed military coup attempt against the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. John Bass made the remarks in an interview with the English daily Hurriyet Daily News on Saturday, in an effort to dismiss persistent accusations by some Turkish officials that the US government played a role in the July 15 incident. “I just want to say again, as I’ve said before and as we’ve said from Washington, the United States government did not plan, direct, support or have any advance knowledge of any of the illegal activities that occurred the night of July 15 and into July 16. Full stop,” Bass said.’ Read more: Washington not involved in Turkey coup attempt: US ambassador


New Eastern Outlook: Korea: And Who is the Provoker? "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

43534534534534In an earlier article, we have already quoted paragraph 49 of resolution No. 2270, in which the UN Security Council acknowledges the importance of maintaining peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and welcomes any efforts to avoid any actions that might lead to increased tension.

We are referring to it now, because very often, the mass media talks about “DPRK provocations”, representing the actions of the South as a mere response to them. But let us see which side contributes more to the increasing tensions.

Let’s start with the North. As examples of provocations, South Korean media often uses propaganda videos showing attacks on the US base in Guam by Musudan missiles, which should indicate that the North possesses real capabilities of launching missiles against the enemy, wherever it might be. Other videos show the testing of anti-ship and anti-tank missiles, the destruction of an American aircraft carrier, a B-2 strategic bomber and a MV-22 Osprey convertiplane, as well as the launch of a ballistic missile from a submarine. On June 24, a video showing a computer-simulated nuclear attack on the US emerged.

On July 9, North Korea test-launched a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The missile took off normally, but its further flight was most likely unsuccessful. The missile supposedly exploded in the air after having flown only a few kilometers. The previo...


Everyone Avoided This Dog EXCEPT The Mailman. When You See Them Interact, Your Heart Will Melt… True Activist

Credit: Michael Collins

Credit: Michael Collins

Mailmen and dogs are stereotyped to be a disastrous pair, but a canine and a postal worker in New Zealand are the best of friends.

The friendship blossomed when the postal worker began giving special attention to a German Shepherd on his route. Like many misunderstood breeds, the pup is often avoided by people simply out of fear. “He always gets overlooked as a dangerous or unapproachable dog,” says his owner, Michael Collins.

Luckily, the mailman isn’t afraid and often goes out of his way – even if he doesn’t have mail to deliver in the area – just to spend some time giving him affection. As you can view in the video below, the canine is incredibly appreciative of the extra attention.

Collins secretly recorded the footage of the two interacting when he noticed the pair’s friendship. As you can view for yourself, it’s pretty darn adorable.

The dog’s human wrote on Facebook:

“Just want to sh...


The Daily Coin: Is Economic Collapse Inevitable? | Mike Maloney and Stefan Molyneux "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

mike maloney stefan molyneuxIs an economic collapse inevitable? Mike Maloney joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the precarious state of the modern banking system, what they don’t tell you about the cycle of inflation/deflation, the negative impact of current monetary policies on the poor and much much more! Michael Maloney is the founder and owner of, a global…


The Daily Coin: The Big Banks Are Dead "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

economy nwo bankThe big US banks are dead, as in giant hollow reeds. Such has been the Jackass refrain for eight straight years. They are insolvent monsters and destroyers of wealth and capital. They are massive criminal enterprises. Events prove the case well. The Too Big to Fail policy has instead assured the wreckage and destruction of…


The Last American Vagabond: Mainstream Media Blackout: Two Prominent Anti-Clinton Activists Found Dead in Two Days "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Washington, D.C. – The trail of bodies that follows the Clinton machine continues to pile up. Even during Hillary’s run for the White House, as in just the past few days, two notable anti-Clinton activists have died under mysterious circumstances. Renowned anti-Clinton researcher and writer for American Free Press (AFP), Victor Thorn, whose birth name was […]

The post Mainstream Media Blackout: Two Prominent Anti-Clinton Activists Found Dead in Two Days appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.


An Unidentified Aussie Man Is Roaming The Wild, Teaching The Internet How To Survive Off-Grid [Watch] True Activist

Credit: Primitive Technology via YouTube

Credit: Primitive Technology via YouTube

A nameless Australian man has gained internet stardom in a relatively short span of time due to the educational offerings he shares on his YouTube channel, Primitive Technology. Using nothing more than his hands, he’s shown viewers how to make everything from iron to charcoal and is constantly creating and building things with primitive tools.

Inquisitr surmises that it’s his no-gloating, no-nonsense approach that has resulted in him becoming a sensation around the world. That and, of course, the treasure trove of information he shares in his videos. Really, the man puts adventurers such as Bear Grylls to shame due to his decision to subsist with primitive technology, which means using only fire, sticks, stones, dirt, water and rocks to survive.

The unnamed man writes in the ‘About’ section of his website that primitive technology involves creating things out in the woods – away from the relative comforts of modern-day equipment and tools. The key, apparently, is to determine what can be created without modern technology, the way...


The Daily Coin: The United States Has Become Orwell’s “1984” Vision "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

john titusYou know, I wondered for 30 years how people could get behind the Hitlers and Caligulas of the world. The last two years have answered that question in real time. The answer is that more than 50% of the population is retarded. IQ tests were probably designed specifically to hide this fact. – John Titus of Best…


The Wire: Right To Education Still Elusive For Indigenous People in Latin America "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Despite their large presence and strong influence in the region, the native peoples of Latin America still represent one of the most disadvantaged population groups.

Indigenous schoolchildren standing in front of the Miskhamayu school in an isolated part of Bolivia’s Andes highlands. Many students walk 12 km or more every day, along steep roads and trails from their remote villages, to get to school.

Indigenous school children standing in front of the Miskhamayu school in an isolated part of Bolivia’s Andes highlands. Many students walk 12 km or more every day, along steep roads and trails from their remote villages, to get to school. Credit: Marisabel Bellido/IPS

Santiago: Education, the most powerful instrument in the struggle against exclusion and discrimination, is still elusive for indigenous people in Latin America, who remain the most disadvantaged segment of the population despite their wide presence in the region.

Recognition of the growing need to provide greater access to quality education for indigenous people, which respects cultural differences and local native traditions, is still far from translating into real, long-term public policies, the mayor of the Chilean municipality of Tirúa, Adolfo Millabur, told IPS.

In Chile, for example, “everyone expresses a willingness, but this isn’t put into practice,” said Millabur, whose municipality, 685 km south of Santiago, is located in the region of La Araucanía, home to nearly half of the Mapuche population, the country’s largest indigenous community.

Millabur grew up in the town of El Malo, 35 km from Tirúa. He and his eight siblings would get up every weekday at 5:00 AM and walk 30...


The Daily Coin: US Tries to Prevent Eurasia’s Integration Led by Russia, China "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

war airplaneTDC Note – This is one of the main reasons The Daily Coin has been keeping a close eye on the announcements regarding the SCO and EEU. It is obvious the neocons in the White House and Pentagon have kept any and all information regarding this very powerful consortiums out of the mainstream media in…


Veterans Today: Aleppo – the ‘Ultimate Ace Up the Sleeve’ Ahead of Geneva Syrian Peace Talks "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

About ten days ago, the militants were forced to flee towards Aleppo’s northern boundary, towards the border with Turkey, after their only supply route which heads to the militant-controlled areas of Aleppo city, the Castello Road, was cut. - Hassan Shemshadi


OpEdNews: Transcript of Dr. Jill Stein's Presidential Nomination Acceptance Speech at Green Party National Convention "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Thank you so much. This is what democracy looks like. This is what political revolution looks like.


Korryn Gaines Shot By Police After Hour-Long Standoff In Her Home True Activist


A 23-year-old mother was shot dead recently after an hour stand-off in her home with police. Korryn Gaines barricaded herself in the house with a shotgun, allegedly firing two shots towards police that resulted in police shooting and killing her as well as wounding her 5-year-old son.

Reportedly, police were only coming to arrest Gaines on an outstanding warrant for not having a legal license plate on her vehicle. Instead, she had a cardboard sign that read “Any government official who compromises this pursuit of happiness and right to travel will be held criminally responsible and fined, as this is a natural right and freedom.” The car was also unregistered and uninsured – illegal in the state of Maryland (and every other state in the country).

While she was pulled over, Gaines allegedly stated that the cops were trying to “steal her car” and would have to “murder her” to get her out of the vehicle. Officers pulled her out of the car while she shouted “record this” to the cr...



Corporate Australia: Indian-origin employer fined $516,000 for exploiting 457 visa holders "IndyWatch Feed National"

(photo of Ashok Alexander by Corporate Australia blog)

A computer and mobile phone business in Darwin has been slapped with penalties worth $430,000 for “repeated and callous infringements of the conditions of visa sponsorship and employee rights” in sponsorship of four overseas workers, including an Indian.  The company’s owner Ashok Alexander has been penalised $86,000.

(original illustration by

Hallmark Computers International has been found guilty of multiple contraventions of the Migration committed between October 2012 and March 2014. The Federal Court found that the company paid the visa holders less than the guaranteed annual earnings. The workers were made to return a part of their fortnightly earning in cash. The company has also been penalised on account of making the workers work outside their working hours, at times without any pay at all.

The four overseas workers were Anup Bhatia from India, Ruel Conducto Duran, Dennis Bacl...

11:08 Search Suspended for Hiker in Mt Jefferson Wilderness "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

After seven days of searching, the decision has been made to suspend the active search for missing hiker Riley Zickel. Mr. Zickel went missing after entering the Mt. Jefferson Wilderness area Wednesday, July 27th. Mr. Zickel was last seen on the Pacific Crest Trail just north of Jefferson Park where he visited with another hiker along the trail. The decision to suspend the active search was made after exhausting all available leads.


The Last Great Stand: Anonymous – Message to the Citizens of the World III – Please Share! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


I definitely do not agree with a lot of what these people are saying, but there’s no denying how powerful they are. Below you’ll find their most recent message to the world. Something that certainly DID catch my attention, is something I’ve been writing about for some time… 

“Much about the history of our species and this earth has been hidden from us. There is much to reveal.”

I have no doubt much has been hidden, as you'll see in the links at the bottom. Whether or not it is revealed remains to be seen. Anonymous goes on:

“There is a great adventure ahead for those who would chose to join us. We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. It is time for a change.” 

Then JFK is quoted:



Forgotten Origin: Cancer is a Gift (Part 3) "IndyWatch Feed National"

8,6,4,3,2,2 ⏌ (Cancer is a Gift-Part 3)

By Steven Strong

Fifteen months ago my wife was knocking on heavenâŹ"s door, and according to all the medical experts, it was a one-way ticket. Her blood cancer count was over 670,000, the spread of cancers were so large and numerous her stomach had been squashed âŹÜpancake flat,âŹ" and at best the oncologist felt she had a few months left.

Within four months of being âŹÜsung to deathâŹ" with a prognosis of Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma, the two main cancers and entourage of smaller off-spring had vanished, her cancer count is firmly established under the bar set at twelve and the oncologists now refer to my wife as the âŹSmiracle patient.⏠In the previous two articles we have proven through science, logic and the lack of any alternative effective âŹÜmainstreamâŹ" medication, that the Medicinal Cannabis Oil was the primary agent in her recovery. There is absolutely no doubt as to its main role in fighting and killing the cancers spread throughout her body. The results of her last six blood tests, which are spread over nine months have been supplied in the title. Knowing that every person on the planet has at least one cancer cell in their blood and at the ready to implant and multiply once the conditions are favourable, her last two scores of two are better than over 99% of the general population.

However, there is a lot more to DelâŹ"s recovery than this precious Oil. I still remember the day the oncologist âŹÜpointed the boneâŹ" at my wife trying desperately to extinguish any hope of living, and my trip to Nimbin the day they tried to extinguish the mainstay of the Hippocratic oath, âŹSphysician heal thyself.” When purchasing the first of many vials, I asked the gentleman assisting what were her chances. He began his reply by first setting out a backdrop and last choice scenario. Inevitably the decision to try Medicinal Cannabis Oil is the final course of action...


OpEdNews: Why the CIA is for Hillary Clinton "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The Democratic Party does not oppose Trump on the basis of his militarism or his authoritarian contempt for democratic rights. Instead, the Clinton campaign is presenting itself as the authoritative party of the military-intelligence complex and the political establishment, appealing to billionaires, the military brass and the intelligence agencies.


Environmental Activist Bikes 4,700 Miles Across The US To Prove That Sustainable Living Is Possible [WATCH] True Activist


Each year, the world produces over 2.2 billion tons of waste. According to The World Counts, 99% of everything we buy is trashed within 6 months. Most of this waste is tossed in landfills, where it can remain fully intact for hundreds of years. The 100 million tons of plastic produced each year, 10 million tons of which end up in the ocean, kill birds and sea-life in troves. We also waste hundreds of gallons of water, all which takes energy and resources that produce a lot of pollution.

In an effort to show that it is very possible to reduce the amount of waste we produce, environmental activist Rob Greenfield created his Sustainable Living Series that spans 5 episodes and covers his 4,700-mile bicycle trip across the United States.  Greenfield is the creator of The Food Waste Fiasco, which campaigns to end food waste and world hunger. He is also the host of Free Ride on Discovery Channel and donates 100% of all of his media profits to grassroots nonprofits.

Two summers ago, Greenfield biked almost 5k miles from the west coast to the east coast with a few important goals for sustainable living.  He vowed to only eat organic,...


California Breaks Solar Record By Generating 8,030 Megawatts Of Electricity For Six Million Homes True Activist

California Renewable Energy

By: Lipika Mudgal   The state of California in the United States is often referred to as the ‘golden state’ as it is believed to be the richest of all the states due to the economic viability of the area. For the past few years, renewable energy has been produced to supply clean and affordable energy there. Now, California has broken all the solar generation records because of it.

According to California’s Independent Solar Operators Corporation (ISO), 8,030 megawatts of large-scale solar power was generated at 1:06 p.m. on July 12, nearly doubling the amount of solar energy produced in mid-2014, and nearly 2,000 megawatts higher than in May 2015.

This new record was set solely by large solar plants. It does not take into consideration 537,637 smaller solar panel arrays installed on private homes and business’ rooftops. According to San Francisco Gate, that’s enough energy to power more than 6 million households.

“This solar production record demonstrates that California is making significant strides forward in connecting low carbon resources to the grid in meeting the state’s goal of reaching 33 pe...


70th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Athens: WWII Veterans Took Back Their Town From Corrupt Politicians True Activist


Upon returning from the war, GI’s found that the town had elected Paul Cantrell, a democratic candidate, for sheriff. While fraud was heavily suspected, there was no way to prove it. The sheriff enacted heavy taxes and fines for every person who was arrested, booked, incarcerated and released. The more “human transactions” the more money the government received.

Deputies began to arrest people on fraudulent charges, and often. They were known to routinely board busses and go through each passenger and arrest people for drunkenness (even if they were not). Some weekends saw over 115 arrests, even though it was a very small town. Collecting money from allowing roadhouses (pubs, bars, etc) to stay open was so much more profitable than closing them down altogether, that it became common knowledge in Tennessee that Athens was a “wide open” town during Prohibition times.

When election time rolled around on August 1st, 1946, voters rushed to ballots in record numbers to vote out the corruption in politics.  But major voter suppression, such as roughing up all the GI’s who stood guard or refusing to allow people to vote made the soldiers snap.  After a black man named Gillespie was shot in the back for legally trying to cast...


Disturbing – Yet Accurate – Illustrations That Portray The Absurdities Of Modern Society True Activist

Warning: Some of these images are graphic and may be inappropriate for the workplace. 

Credit: Luis

Credit: Luis

Because the truth can be hard to grasp, a number of artists have used their abilities in recent years to expose accepted ‘norms’ of society in creative, thought-provoking ways. From “This Activist’s Artwork Speaks Volumes About Present-Day Society [Must See]” to “This Artwork Is Probably The Most Accurate (And Scary) Portrayal Of Modern Life We’ve Ever Seen” all illustrations are unique, yet challenge viewers to open their minds to the absurdities of modern life.

Spanish artist Luis Quiles is another activist who has created artwork to inspire deep contemplation, but his creations may be the most controversial yet. As you’ll view below, many of his illustrations center on the objectification of women, war and power, social media, religion, and the...


The Last American Vagabond: Before America Wanted to Eradicate Them, the U.S. Military was Weaponizing the Zika Mosquito "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

After months of anticipation, the Zika virus has finally arrived to the continental U.S., with 15 non-travel cases being reported in Florida as of August 2. The virus is carried primarily by a species of mosquito called Aedes aegypti. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued its first-ever warning for within the U.S., urging pregnant women to […]

The post Before America Wanted to Eradicate Them, the U.S. Military was Weaponizing the Zika Mosquito appeared first on The Last American Vagabond.


The Last Great Stand: Short Movie Based on Book of Daniel: Between Lambs and Lions (Video) "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Between Lambs and Lions is a political thriller, set against a dystopian future not far from now. The American constitution is null and void and with it the Star Spangled Banner assigned to a museum. One man stands against the mighty totalitarian state of The New Republic. One politician, Daniel Alesso, campaigns against the oppressive New Republic, challenging the President as the last remaining honest face in American history. As the old saying goes, “Truth is Treason in an Empire of Lies.”

Between Lambs and Lions is a modern take on the story of Daniel and the Lion's Den. The short proof of concept starring Paterson Joseph (The Beach, Babylon and Peep Show) and Finbar Lynch (Foyles War and Game of Thrones) shows Daniel beginning his journey to challenge the President on his quest for total control over the New Republic, but not before being threatened to remain quiet.



Guardian Liberty Voice: Tinder Packing Emotional, Esteem Gut Punch? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

  Research may show that one-third of marriages begin online nowadays, but those looking for more permanent relationships tend to be older (30 to 39). Those using Tinder tend to be younger (approximately 83 percent are below age 35, with most in their 20s) and skewed toward males. New research suggests there is one other […]


OpEdNews: Why would (Ras) Putin target a sure loser like Trump? "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Former CIA director Michael Morrell claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin controls Donald Trump's mind. Welcome to the new McCarthyism.


Guardian Liberty Voice: Mary Mapes on the ‘Truth’ on CBS News "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

The movie “Truth” was released on Oct. 30, 2015. The CBS News program, “60 Minutes II” aired the documentary about The Killian documents that are also known as Rathergate. The film surrounded the 2004 accusations that former President George W. Bush received special treatment from the Texas Air National Guard. Mary Mapes and Dan Rather were called into […]


OpEdNews: Another Phony Jobs Report "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Even if we assume that 255,000 jobs were created in July, the news remains bad, because the jobs claimed are mainly lowly paid part time jobs without benefits and provide insufficient income to support an independent existence. This is why so many employed young people continue to live at home with their parents.


OpEdNews: Do NOT Vote Clinton! "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Rebuttal of Bernie Sanders August 5, 2016 op ed in the LA Times urging his supporters to vote for Clinton.


Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert: [KR950] Keiser Report: Great Period of Instability "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

We discuss the ‘Great Period of Instability’ and the $24 trillion rollover risk as interconnected disasters in the global economy. Max then talks to Reggie Middleton in Bryant Park, NY, about there being no such thing as negative interest rates and how the German taxpayer will go broke before Deutsche Bank does. Max talks to Valentin Schmid of the Epoch Times about the trillions of bad debts in the Chinese banking system and what plans the Peoples Bank of China has for dealing with it.


Latest blog: The Coming Global Economic Crash Is Just A Matter Of Time "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

Easy money policies can’t last forever. And any attempt to prolong these artificially low interest rates will result in hyperinflation, which will amount to a complete breakdown of the US financial system, not to mention social chaos.


Good Samaritans Raise Funds to Help Parent of Olympic Athlete Travel to Rio True Activist


Credit: GoFundMe

There’s an old Chinese proverb that goes like this: “An invisible red thread connects those destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but never break.

The people in our lives who will have a profound impact – good or bad – or believed to be connected by the Red Thread of Destiny. If the beautiful proverb is right, then it’s likely that fate intervened to ensure Liz Willock met Ellis Hill when she needed an Uber ride home.

During the hour-long ride in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Willock was making small talk with Hill when they approached the topic of the Olympic Games. She soon learned that the driver’s son, Darrell Hill, would be representing Team USA in shot put.

Ellis was incredibly proud of his son but, unfortunately, couldn’t travel to Brazil because he lacked the funds. The Uber driver told People: 

“When I told her about my son she was really amazed, but when she asked me if I was going over there to watch him, I said I really couldn’t afford it.”

When Willock learned of this, she became determined to help make his dream of w...


Counter Current News: Black Teen Shot Dead by Chicago Cop: Body Camera Conveniently Failed To Record Again "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"


Police in Chicago have yet again confirmed that the state has little to no regard for Black lives. Paul O’Neal a recent high school graduate, was shot and killed during a foot chase after he was fleeing police in an allegedly stolen vehicle. The young man was unarmed and greatly out numbered.

Ken Patterson of blackmattersus reports that according to the Chicago Tribune:

“O’Neal was shot on Thursday at about 7:30 p.m. by a Chicago police officer who suspected him of car theft. Reports say O’Neal crushed an alleged stolen car into two police cruisers and fled the scene. Dashboard camera footage disclosed that two officers shot at the Black teen while he was yet in the car.”

Patterson elaborates that “O’Neal sensing danger got out of the car and began to run for his life. A third police officer chased him and shot him in the back, killing him like a dog. Apparently, the officer aimed the shot to kill the Black teen. Paul O’Neal died of gunshots wounds at the back.”

Black blood is cheap in America; black lives, expendable.

Conveniently for the police ,...


Veterans Today: India Feeds Thousands of Workers in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

New Delhi started to sending food for more than 10,000 Indian laborers stranded in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait with no wages after losing their jobs, in what Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj called a "food crisis".


Guardian Liberty Voice: Russia Won First Gold Medal at Rio Olympics "IndyWatch Feed Nthamerica"

On Aug. 6, 2016, Russia obtained the first gold medal at the Rio Olympics. The judoka Beslan Mudranov won the Olympic title in the extra-lightweight category (60kg/132lbs), after defeating the reigning world champion, Yeldos Smetov, from Kazakhstan. According to BBC, the Russian judoka secured the gold medal after only 44 seconds, taking Smetov down with […]


High School Cross-Country Team Invites Shelter Dogs To Join In On Morning Run True Activist


Credit: Luis Escobar / Facebook

Dogs are energetic, social creatures that need to receive human attention and exercise to thrive. Thankfully, canines at a shelter in California received just that when students on the St. Joseph High School Cross-Country team invited them out for a good ol’ morning run.

The Dodo reports that last Thursday, a dozen or so adoptable dogs from the Santa Barbara County Animal Shelter were treated to a splendid time outdoors when members of the local cross-country team ran with them for a morning workout.

As you can view (below) for yourself, it was a downright adorable collaboration.

Team coach Luis Escobar wrote online:

“I am not sure who was more excited and having the most fun … the dogs or the kids. Either way, it was a great time and I am sure we will do it again sometime soon.”

All involved had a blast – even little Freddy who became tuckered out.



The Event Chronicle: Video: How to opt out from ‘smart’ meters "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

Video: How to opt out from ‘smart’ meters

This must-see short film by Andrew Lankes of Austin, TX is loaded with truth and solutions for ‘smart’ meters, wireless, and dirty electricity.

What we like best about this 12-minute video are the clear measurements — with a ‘smart’ meter, and after it was replaced with a safe analog. Watch it here:



Kitchen – with ‘smart’ meter: 232 V/sec
Kitchen – with analog meter: 50 V/sec

Bedroom – with ‘smart’ meter: 153 V/sec
Bedroom – with analog meter: 60 V/sec


Smart meter: over 2,000 uW/m2* (device maxed out)
Analog meter: 0.4 uW/m2
* – pulses much higher than 2,000 uW/m2...


The Wire: Stung by Dalit Backlash, Modi Eats His Own Words on Cow Slaughter "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

After warning of a ‘pink revolution’ in his election speeches, the prime minister now tells vigilantes the danger to cows come not from slaughter but from plastic.

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the 2nd Year Anniversary celebrations of MyGov, in New Delhi on Saturday.PTI Photo(PTI8_6_2016_000208B)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the 2nd Year Anniversary celebrations of MyGov, in New Delhi on Saturday.PTI Photo(PTI8_6_2016_000208B)

Nearly 11 months after a mob lynched Mohammed Akhlaq in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh on suspicion of having killed a cow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has finally broken his silence on the violence that ‘gau rakshaks’ – ‘cow protectors’ – have unleashed in different parts of the country.

“I feel really angry at the way some people have opened shops in the name of cow protection. I have seen that some people commit anti-social activities through the night, but act as cow protectors by day”, the prime minister told an audience at a ‘town hall’ style interaction with an invited audience in Delhi on Saturday.

While Modi was careful not to refer to any one incident in particular, the trigger for his remarks appears to be the recent shocker in Una, Gujarat, where a group of Dalit men were brutally flogged by upper caste vigilantes for skinning a dead cow. A video recording has relayed the crime to every home across the country, to devastating effect. It has stoked Dalit anger and upset efforts by the Bharatiya Janata Party to attract Dalit votes in the run up to crucial...


Warrior Publications: An Innocent Warrior "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Maori Tame Iti

Maori warrior Tame Iti. Photo: Al Jazeera

A Maori activist’s fight for his people after being accused of running a paramilitary training camp in New Zealand.

Al Jazeera, August 4, 2016

In 2007 New Zealand police arrested charismatic Maori leader Tame Iti and others in anti-terrorist raids after a period of surveillance.

In a long trial, Iti and three other people (the “Urewera Four”) were accused of running a terrorist training camp and of being members of a criminal group. The high court found them not guilty of terrorism but they were jailed for firearms offences. The case was the culmination of 170 years of conflict between the New Zealand Crown and the Ngai Tuhoe tribe, who had suffered appalling injustice including the dispossession of their land.

Filmed over seven years, Iti fights to clear his name and in a surprising turn, the Crown apologises to the Ngai Tuhoe for the historical oppression. This is an extraordinary film about a clash of cultures and indigenous people reconciling with the colonial power.


By Kim Webby

Tame Iti is a well-known activist in New Zealand who has spent his life advocating for Maori rights, in particular those of his Ngai Tuhoe tribe. He uses dramatic and spectacular actions to make his point but, in 15 years of knowing Tame, I never saw him as a violent man.



Warrior Publications: Mt Polley Blockade Ends – For Now "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Mount polley prisma banner

Graphic via Tori Cress, Instagram

By Greg Fry, 250 News, August 5, 2016

Likely, B.C. – Things are back too normal at the Mt Polley mine in Likely.

This following a blockade by the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society yesterday.

“There were a few activists that gathered at the entrance to the access road to the mine yesterday,” said Imperial Metals spokesperson Steve Robertson.

“Their numbers grew throughout the day. There wasn’t much in the way of blockade activity until late in the afternoon when they were not allowing vehicles to go in and were slowing down vehicles that were going out. But that lasted for a short period of time and the activists were all gone by early evening.”

And though it temporarily kept around 100 workers from starting their afternoon shift, he noted “there was no interruption in the operation and everybody was able to get to work safely.”

United Steelworkers president Paul French said his members were eventually able to detour their away around the blockade and start their shifts.

Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society spokesperson Kanahus Freedom said the blockade was in protest to the provincial government’s decision to allow the mine to return to full production in June.

She also warned her group will be heard from again.

“As long as Imperial Metals and the government that backs them continue to devastate our lands with no accountability, we will take whatever action necessary to defend out lands,” said Freedom.

“There will be an escalation in...


∞ The world’s biggest a-hole The LoopThe Loop

This might be the funniest, most demented, yet sweetest PSA for organ donation you’ll ever watch.


Incredible wooden book is a series of puzzles that have to be solved to continue reading The LoopThe Loop

This looks gorgeous but my patience for such things is very limited. I know I’d turn it into kindling before I got past the first page.

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The world’s first website went online 25 years ago today The LoopThe Loop

Wow. I’ve been doing a podcast for more than 22 years. I didn’t realize I had started so soon after the web went online.

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Marginal REVOLUTION: Saturday assorted links "IndyWatch Feed Economics"

1. “There are dozens of us!  Dozens!”  Recommended.

2. Xavier University to get North America’s first pizza ATM.  And I didn’t even know what a “Keurig” was, much less a “Keurig for cocktails.

3. Lovers of trashy films are highly educated cultural omnivores.

4. I say blame the voters but still there is a grain of truth to this.  Still, the ethic of individual responsibility should be paramount here, and that leads us back to the voters.

5. “The committee set up to investigate lack of transparency in Panama’s financial system itself lacks transparency, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz told Reuters on Friday after resigning from the “Panama Papers” commission.”  Link here.

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The Event Chronicle: Graham Hancock: Why Ancient Maps May Be the Link to a Lost Civilization "IndyWatch Feed Economics"


Graham Hancock discusses the Piri Reis map with Bulletproof Radio

Read below for more information on the Piri Reis Map…

Source: Bullet Proof Radio

500 Year Old Map Was Discovered That Shatters The “Official” History Of The Planet

Human history is quite an enigma. We know so little, and much of what we think we know seems to be highly questionable in the wake of new evidence, as well as pre-existing information that challenges our current understanding of the world.

Our world is no stranger to unexplained mystery, and there are numerous examples of verified phenomenon, ancient monuments, books, teachings, understandings and more that lack any explanation and counter what we’ve already been taught. We are like a race with amnesia, able to put together small bits and pieces of our history yet unable to provide any sort of verified explanation. There are still many missing...


Vocal pitch correction shootout The LoopThe Loop

This seems to indicate that despite all the negative rhetoric often seen written in forums and on social media about tuning software it seems 9 in 10 preferred a tuned vocal in this case.

I don’t think listeners mind pitch corrected vocals, I think they mind overuse of pitch correction.

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The Watchers » Latest articles: New form of light created "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

A new study performed by the scientists from the Imperial College London suggests it is possible to bind light to a single electron and create a new form of light. The new light form's properties would lead to circuits that work with packages of photons instead...... Read more »



9 pieces of obsolete tech that just won’t die The LoopThe Loop

Have you had to write a rent check lately? Or maybe fax some important documents? Despite things like Venmo and email that normal people use every day, these ancient bits of tech and culture just keep hanging on. There’s clearly better technology, it’s just that not everyone is using it.

I laughed a little reading this.

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Battery pack sales double since the release of Pokemon Go The LoopThe Loop

If the first rule of Pokémon Go is “Gotta catch ‘em all,” the second rule is you are going to need to bring an extra battery to do so.

One game driving the sales of another accessory—good for them.

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Beatles’ ‘Revolver’: 15 things you didn’t know The LoopThe Loop

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band marked the Beatles’ cultural apex, effectively re-tuning the zeitgeist of Western society in 1967’s Summer of Love, but its predecessor – Revolver, released August 5th, 1966 – was the band’s biggest musical watershed. Never had the Beatles emerged with such a brace of high-quality songs.

Like many, Revolver is one of my favorites.

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Fire Earth: VLS Simulations – Layers: Time (Reverberations) "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

CJ Members Fire-Earth Science Conference: VLS Simulations – Layers: Time Part XXXVIII of the VLS Simulations Conference conducted by FIRE-EARTH Science Team will commence shortly via BEACONS. Day 41– Saturday, August 6, 2016 @ 16:56UTC – Layers: Time (Reverberations)  Filed under: News Alert Tagged: BEACONS, CJ Members, Fire-Earth Science Conference, FIRE-EARTH Science Team, Reverberations, Time, […]


"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast": North Coast Voices: Fishers not in favour of Australian Infrastructure Developments' plan to industrialise the Clarence River estuary "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Fishing World, 2 August 2016:

THE Clarence River port of Yamba in Northern NSW has been proposed for a huge development that would see it potentially become one of the country's biggest ports.

The $12 billion takeover would see about 36 sq. km of infrastructure development along the Clarence covering approximately 27 per cent of the estuary system, according to the No Yamba Mega Port Facebook page.

River dredging would be required to a depth of 18m from the mouth through to Harwood Bridge with the complete removal of Turkey, Gourd and Palm Islands.

The project would also require the removal of two of NSW's most iconic fishing breakwalls, Iluka and Yamba walls, which lie on the North and South Banks of the Clarence River.

The com...


Alt Thai News Network ATNN: What Amnesty International Isn't Saying About Thailand's Referendum "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

August 6, 2016 (The New Atlas) - Amnesty International strongly condemned tomorrow's referendum regarding Thailand's new charter aimed at moving the nation forward after over a decade of political chaos and now two military coups, the most recent having been in 2014.



"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": "IndyWatch Feed Northcoast": North Coast Voices: Poor fella, my country: composition of the Australian Senate post-July 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

This is a great day for democracy, Mr Speaker
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on the passing of Senate reforms
Hansard,17 March 2016

The Turnbull Government’s legislative changes to how Australian senators are elected and its subsequent calling of a double-dissolution federal election in the face of a disillusioned and mutinous electorate, has resulted in this.....



Land Destroyer: Case Study: How Amnesty International Turns Predators into Victims "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

August 6, 2016 (The New Atlas) - Amnesty International strongly condemned tomorrow's referendum regarding Thailand's new charter aimed at moving the nation forward after over a decade of political chaos and now two military coups, the most recent having been in 2014.

Thailand's The Nation would report in an article title...


new illuminati: Alien Contact and Humanity’s Path to the Universe "IndyWatch Feed National"

Alien Contact and Humanity’s Path to the Universe


There is a clear defined reason why the elite of this world do not want us to have extraterrestrial Disclosureand it is the same reason why our so-called leaders will not tell us the truth – they do NOT want to lose the Control over us!

As long as the friendly Aliens want to play nicely with us, disclosure of their existence will bring with it a possible doorway to the Universe, an opportunity for us to explore the darkness between the stars and beyond.  No longer will planet earths borders between countries appear necessary or relevant, and our world leaders and religious leaders would not appear so significant in our lives, in many aspects they may even come acros...


Wake Up World: More Effective Than Anxiety Meds: How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain "IndyWatch Feed National"

7th August 2016 By Michael Forrester Mindfulness-based teachings have shown benefits in everything from inflammatory disorders to central nervous system dysfunction and even cancer. Now, researchers are studying how cognitive therapy utilizing mindfulness techniques can serve as a natural alternative to pharmaceuticals for people with anxiety disorders. Mindfulness is “the intentional, accepting and non-judgemental focus ...Continue Reading - More Effective Than Anxiety Meds: How Mindfulness Changes Your Brain


Wake Up World: Five Great American Hypocrisies "IndyWatch Feed National"

7th August 2016 By Paul Buchheit A recent report found that untaxed or undertaxed offshore holdings amount to an estimated $620 billion owed to the U.S. taxpayers. That is just the tip of the hypocrisy iceberg… American ‘exceptionalism’ exists in the minds of super-patriots who are more than willing to overlook their own faults as they ...Continue Reading - Five Great American Hypocrisies

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Kangaroo Court of Australia: News Corp and Seven West Media try for backdoor merger with ACCC approval "IndyWatch Feed National"

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp and the Kerry Stokes controlled Seven West Media are attempting a national merger in one of the dodgiest business deals the country has seen under the guise of one selling assets to the other. It looks from a distance like the purchase of one Sunday paper and one website but under […]


Earth First! Newswire: In Support of Spike Board as Blockade Tactic "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

from Warrior Publications

in-support-of-spike-boards-in-blocadesOn August 4, 2016, a land defender was injured during a blockade action at the Mount Polley mine site in central BC when a driver, reportedly a worker for Imperial Metals, drove through the blockade. The blockade was comprised of people standing in the roadway to stop traffic, never a good idea in my opinion. The fact is, people blockading vehicles will always be dependent on the driver not forcing their way through for the simple reason that a group of people cannot physically stop a car or truck.

Some blockades will inevitably be comprised of people standing in the path of traffic. As I mentioned, I don’t think it’s a good tactic. But in some situations I understand why it’s used. For example, many protests in urban environments will simply stop at intersections to disrupt traffic. There have also been numerous highway blockades carried out by Black Lives Matter protesters, in which gr...


Earth First! Newswire: Mount Polley Blockade: Land Defender Injured by Imperial Metals Employee "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

by Brenda Norrell / Censored News

mt-polley-blockadeOn August 4, 2016, the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Societies and Allies, including Ancestral Pride gathered in front of the Imperial Metals Mount Polley Mine to mark the second year anniversary of British Columbia’s largest catastrophic industrial disaster devastating one of the world’s most fragile ecosystems, home to the world’s second largest sockeye salmon run.

The Allied Land Defenders including youth, Elders and women temporarily blockaded the mine site for the day, allowing workers to leave but not re-enter. In this process, an Imperial Metals employee attempted to violently breach the line of Elders, women and children at the mine entrance with their vehicle. Sacheen of Ancestral Pride, in an attempt to stop the vehicle was herself assaulted and sustained serious injuries and was immediately taken to the hospital for treatment. She has since been released and will be filing a report against the driver of the vehicle and is further seeking legal guidance.

Media Contact: Kanahus Manuel...


+972 Magazine: Black Lives Matter should change ‘genocide’ language — proudly "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The movement can set a precedent by displaying commitment to self-criticism, accuracy, and partnership — values sorely needed in America right now.

Activists march down the upscale shopping area on Newbury st, in Boston MA, on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 calling for an end to police racial profiling and violence. The protest came in the wake of events in Furgeson, MO, following the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed black man. (

Activists march down the upscale shopping area on Newbury st, in Boston MA, on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 calling for an end to police racial profiling and violence. The protest came in the wake of events in Furgeson, MO, following the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed black man. (Activestills.or...


Head Space: Biological Health Hazard – Rare zoonotic pathogen |Streptococcus zooepidemicus, (Outbreak – Fatal): King County, Washington, USA "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

STREPTOCOCCUS ZOOEPIDEMICUS – USA: (WASHINGTON) FATAL ************************ Published Date: 2016-08-05 13:12:34 Subject: PRO/AH/EDR> Streptococcus zooepidemicus – USA: (WA) fatal Archive Number: 20160805.4395408 Date: Friday 5 August 2016 Source: CDC. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016; 65(30): 788 [edited] Kawakami V, Rietberg K, Lipton B, et al: Notes from the field: Fatal infection associated with equine […]


slackbastard: Melbourne ‘terror’ raids : Phill Galea in trouble with the law (again) "IndyWatch Feed National"

Federal and Victorian police conducted several raids on houses in Melbourne and Victoria today, seemingly on the basis that some local radical right-wing activists had been planning harm to Victorians: Victoria police counter terrorism command Assistant Commissioner Ross Guenther​ said … Continue reading


"IndyWatch Feed Tas": Dr Kevin Bonham: Senate Reform Performance Review Part 1 "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

The results of the Senate election are all in and so it is timely to review how the new Senate system performed in full detail.  No system should be expected to perform flawlessly on its first attempt.  However, the new system has generally exceeded the expectations of its most ardent supporters (save any who supported it for the wrong reasons) and made its opponents' pre-election arguments look very silly indeed.

The final savings provisions were that any vote including a single 1 above the line would be formal (even if it included two 2s, or only a 1 and nothing else), and that any below-the-line vote would be formal if the voter correctly numbered from 1-6 with each of these numbers once and once only.

There was relatively little difference in the objections raised to the two models, and indeed many objectors to the first model continued making the same objections to the second as if nothing had changed.  Some of the objections made were:

* that the system would advantage the Coalition by making it easy for it to win a majority
* that the...


Hornbill Unleashed: Karim welcomes Rafizi’s idea of state-owned oil company "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

A Sarawak Barisan Nasional leader has welcomed the idea for state government-owned petroleum companies to be formed in Sabah and Sarawak. Sarawak Assistant Minister of Housing Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah told FMT he fully agreed with the proposal put forth by PKR lawmaker Rafizi Ramli for the Sabah and Sarawak state governments to form their […]


Hornbill Unleashed: Make MACC fully independent, says Tricia "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs has developed measures to help the government in fighting corruption. The institute’s chief operating officer, Tricia Yeoh, said IDEAS proposes that the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission be raised to a constitutionally mandated Independent Anti-Corruption Commission with security of tenure for its 15 commissioners. Parts of the MACC Act should […]


Hornbill Unleashed: DOJ just laying out the facts on 1MDB, Khairy told "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Umno Youth chief Khairy Jamaluddin is wrong to claim the US Department of Justice (DOJ) has painted Putrajaya as guilty in its series of forfeiture suits, as the department is merely carrying out its role as prosecutor. “Khairy, you are wrong – the US Department of Justice did not paint Putrajaya guilty, they merely laid […]


Hornbill Unleashed: PKR told to state stand on S’wak Petronas target for locals "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Sarawak DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen wants PKR to state its party stand on his proposal to bar peninsular Malaysians from working as the state’s Petronas executives until local composition of its management staff increases to 70 percent. Chong said he took note PKR secretary-general Rafizi Ramli’s disagreement with the proposal, but questioned whether the […]

"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Homepaddock: August 7 in history "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

322 BC  Battle of Crannon between Athens and Macedon.

936  Coronation of King Otto I of Germany.

1420  Construction of the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore began in Florence.

1427   The Visconti of Milan’s fleet was destroyed by the Venetians on the Po River.

1461   The Ming Dynasty military general Cao Qin staged a coup against the Tianshun Emperor.

1606   The first documented performance of Macbeth, at the Great Hall at Hampton Court.

1679  The brigantine Le Griffon, commissioned by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, was towed to the south-eastern end of the Niagara River, to become the first ship to sail the upper Great Lakes.

1714  The Battle of Gangut: the first important victory of the Russian Navy.

1782  George Washington ordered the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honour soldiers wounded in battle. (later renamed  Purple Heart).

1794  U.S. President George Washington invoked the Militia Law of 1792 to suppress the Whiskey Rebellion in western Pennsylvania.

1819  Simón Bolívar triumphed over Spain in the...


Hornbill Unleashed: Razali, drop the diplomatic charade "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

At times, the words of those who are trying to be diplomatic can be too confusing. It is worse when the person has been a diplomat almost all his life and continues to be a diplomat in a job which requires straight-froward and frank talks. Malaysian Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) chairman Tan Sri Razali Ismail […]


Hornbill Unleashed: Daylight robbery by our public transpor "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

It used to be RM2.50 for a single journey ticket Kelana Jaya LRT (Rapid KL Light Rail Transit) from Terminal Gombak compared to its price of RM3.70 now. That is a train ride from one end to the other – before Prasarana Malaysia Berhad extended the line to Putra Heights – which to most is […]


Hornbill Unleashed: From being a melting pot to being a cracking pot "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Everything in Malaysia today seem to be so, so race based. Even the Malaysian Film Award Festival is affected although it is a creative industry which should have a certain level of “freedom of expression”. Being an architect where freedom to express is also vital, I can appreciate the frustrations shown by Afdlin Shauki and […]


Hornbill Unleashed: Azmin opens arms to all reform-minded parties for grand coalition "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

PKR’s Datuk Seri Azmin Alireiterated today his view that the main criterion for inclusion was a political party’s courage to push for holistic reforms in the country rather than the racial make-up of its members. — Picture by KE OoiSHAH ALAM, Aug 6 — All political parties who are committed to the reform agenda will […]


Hornbill Unleashed: Umno, Umno Baru and now, Umno Terbaru "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Parti Keadilan Nasional was formed in April 1999 following  Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s removal as Deputy Prime Minister. Despite taking away more than half of Umno’s Malay base as evident in the 1999 election results, Anwar dedicated his struggle to not be based along the racial lines. PKN then merged with Parti Rakyat Malaysia , […]


Hornbill Unleashed: Nancy defends Sarawak CM’s warning to Putrajaya, says BN votes at stake "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem is obliged to remind the Barisan Nasional (BN) federal government of its electoral promises to grant more autonomy to Sarawak, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Nancy Shukri said today. Nancy said Sarawakians are watching if Adenan would walk his talk on gaining greater autonomy for the locals and […]


Hornbill Unleashed: DPM to ask education ministry to look into proposed Teachers Protection Act "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi will ask the education ministry to scrutinise details into the formulation of the newly-proposed Teachers Protection Act to protect educators in today’s ever-challenging world. “I will ask the education ministry to look into the motion of the Act in detail before it is brought to the […]


Hornbill Unleashed: Don’t underestimate us, Azmin tells BN "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

Barisan Nasional (BN) should not underestimate its Pakatan Harapan rivals, PKR deputy president Datuk Seri Azmin Ali said today. Azmin reminded the ruling federal coalition that Pakatan Harapan parties have shown themselves capable of running Selangor and Penang, which he said would convince voters they could also run the country well. “Yes, don’t underestimate the […]

Hornbill Unleashed: Nepalese workers can be our life guru "IndyWatch Feed Asia"

If you take a drive to an eatery joint, for example the famous Jalan Ipoh’s ‘dim sum’ row of restaurants, you would find that they are run by foreign workers. They are trained by local restaurant owners to prepare the dishes, cook them and to an extent, given the trust to collect bills from restaurant […]


"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Gippsland": Free Press Network – Want to see Snow Train 2016’s second coming? Here’s when to hit the tracks "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Steamrail’s Snow Train ran for the first time in 2016 last month, and you could almost be forgiven for giving spotting it a miss – the weather was freezing! Good thing the heritage rail restoration group is running the service twice this year. Your second chance to see it is coming tomorrow, Sunday 7 August. Steamrail has […]


"IndyWatch Feed Qld": Central Queensland Plane Spotting: New Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-YFW First Visit to CQ at Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

On Saturday 6 August, Virgin Australia's newest Boeing B737-800 VH-YFW made its first visit to CQ calling into Proserpine / Whitsunday Coast Airport while operating the VOZ1117/1116 service from and back to Brisbane.

VH-YFW entered service in late July after being delivered to Virgin in Brisbane during the middle of the month.  It has been noted carrying the name 'Turquiose Bay'.


"IndyWatch Feed Qld": Central Queensland Plane Spotting: A Couple More Photos of Virgin Australia Boeing B737-800 VH-YIO at Gladstone Airport "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

As we mentioned on our Facebook page, Virgin Australia operated the larger Boeing B737-800 jet into Gladstone Airport on Saturday 6 August with VH-YIO calling in as VOZ1709 from Brisbane.



"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Homepaddock: 366 days of gratitude "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A knock on the door heralded the arrival of a friend who happened to be passing by.

We chatted, we laughed, he left us with the day the brighter for his brief and unexpected call.

Today I’m grateful for the fun that came with an unexpected visit.

Filed under: gratitude ...


"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne": Black Mark: Three Exhibitions in Brunswick "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

“Rosencrantz: Whatever became of the moment when one first knew about death? There must have been one. A moment. In childhood. When it first occurred to you that you don’t go on forever. Must have been shattering. Stamped into one’s memory. And yet, I can’t remember it.” (Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead)

There are currently two dark exhibitions on at the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick: “Exhume” by Clare Humphries and “An Apprehension of Mortality” by Bruce Dickson. ‘Dark’ in both their colours and in the theme of mortality.

There is often an element of memento mori in the genre of still life but Humphries emphasises it by using personal objects of her deceased family members. The hand-burnishing of the linocuts softens the usual hard edges of the print allowing for subtle gradation of light to dark. The objects that Humphries depicts glow against the blackness of the paper.

Anyone complaining that art students don’t know how to draw doesn’t know that there are lecturers like Humphries. Clare Humphries lectures in Drawing and Printmedia at the VCA and the technical skill in these prints is amazing.

Of course, anyone complaining about today’s art students would point at Bruce Dickson’s exhibition at the Counihan. Dickson has more light than dark but it is a slack light, vaguely suggesting something. There are only three works in the exhibition, an “installation/sculpture” called “threshold”, where some paper that had been dipped in pigment hangs in sculptural manner, and two loops of video of some gauze-like material blowing around. Even when I appreciated the existential vibrations, in Dickson’s video loop “towards stillness,” I found the actual video annoying because of the inelegant arrangement of the three pieces of cloth kept distracting me.

Further along Sydney Road at Soma Gallery, a shopfront gallery is “Bush Nighmarez” by Lou Herrod. Demons with gum leaf hor...


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Your NZ: Sweeet victory "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In another rugby final today: Cromwell wins title for first time in 35 years Not since 1981 has Cromwell rugby tasted a victory so sweet. The premier side was crowned the Central Otago champion after an intense 21-18 victory over Maniototo at Alexandra on Saturday. Players were overcome with emotion at the final whistle, some […]


"IndyWatch Feed Qld": Birdline Central & Southern Queensland: Australian Bustard, Glossy Ibis at Boynedale Bushcamp reported by Ted and Alex Wnorowski on 02-08-2016 "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

A pair of Australian Bustards were slowly walking in the grass on the shore of Awoonga Lake near the camp (sorry photo from our phone). Four Glossy Ibises were feeding with other waterbirds in a shallow billabong near the lake).


"IndyWatch Feed Qld": Motorbike Writer: Motorcycle first-aid course laps nation "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

First Aid for Motorcyclists organisers Roger Fance Tracy Hughes

FAFM founders Roger and Tracy

Some 1500 Aussie riders are now better prepared to help at a crash site thanks to the First Aid for Motorcyclists (FAFM) course which has just completed a lap of Australia.

FAFM Motorcycle Accident Management founders Roger Fance and Tracy Hughes had been presenting their specially tailored course around the Sydney region for two years before deciding the initiative should be offered to other riders around the nation.

So they sold their Sydney home in July 2015 and put all their goods in storage, including their beloved Ducatis, and set off for a clockwise lap of the nation, starting from the Sunshine Coast.


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Your NZ: Super final – Hurricanes v Lions "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Hurricanes play the Lions in the Super final tonight. Both teams deserve to be there, having played impressively in the quarter finals and semi finals. As a neutral-ish observer it will be a fascinating game, with both teams very good in both defence and on attack from anywhere on the field. The weather may […]


"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed": Bill Mitchell – billy blog: The Weekend Quiz – August 6-7, 2016 – answers and discussion "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Here are the answers with discussion for this Weekend’s Quiz. The information provided should help you work out why you missed a question or three! If you haven’t already done the Quiz from yesterday then have a go at it before you read the answers. I hope this helps you develop an understanding of modern monetary theory (MMT) and its application to macroeconomic thinking. Comments as usual welcome, especially if I have made an error.

Question 1:

If the national accounts of a nation reveal that its external surplus is equivalent to 2 per cent of GDP and the private domestic sector is saving overall 3 per cent of GDP then we would also observe:

(a) A fiscal deficit equal to 1 per cent of GDP.

(b) A fiscal surplus equal to 1 per cent of GDP.

(c) A fiscal deficit equal to 5 per cent of GDP.

(d) A fiscal surplus equal to 5 per cent of GDP.

The answer is Option (a) – A fiscal deficit equal to 1 per cent of GDP.

This question requires an understanding of the sectoral balances that can be derived from the National Accounts. But it also requires some understanding of the behavioural relationships within and between these sectors which generate the outcomes that are captured in the National Accounts and summarised by the sectoral balances.

Refreshing the balances (again) – we know that from an accounting sense, if the external sector overall is in deficit, then it is impossible for both the private domestic sector and government sector to run surpluses. One of those two has to also be in deficit to satisfy the accounting rules.

The important point is to understand what behaviour and economic adjustments drive these outcomes.

To refresh your memory the sectoral balances are derived as follows. The basic income-expenditure model in macroeconomics can be viewe...


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Kapiti Independent: Rio’s Stunning Opening Ceremony "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Brazil welcomes the world with open arms! Carlos Arthur Nuzman, Chairman of the Organising Committee Sensational start to the Olympics By Roger Childs The expectations have been great and the wait is now over. Flair, panache, colour and exuberance were expected at the opening ceremony, and the Brazilians did not disappoint. There were the usual […]


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Homepaddock: Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Convive – a fellow banqueter or feaster; a comrade at table; an eating or drinking companion; fellow diner or drinker; to feast with others.

Filed under: language Tagged: convive


"IndyWatch Feed Vic": Refugee Action Collective (Vic): MEDIA RELEASE | PAKISTAN AGREES TO REPATRIATE MANUS REFUGEE BODY "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Refugee Action Coalition MEDIA RELEASE PAKISTAN AGREES TO REPATRIATE MANUS REFUGEE BODY The Australian Pakistan embassy has agreed to take responsibility to arrange for Kamil Hussain’s body to be repatriated to Pakistan. A letter from the Pakistan embassy has been sent to the Australian and PNG immigration offices notifying them that they will organise for(...)


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": The Dim-Post: Notes on the New Zealand conservative tradition "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Rob Hosking has had a few columns in the NBR (paywalled) advancing the theory that:

because most or all writing about New Zealand’s political history was written either from a pro-Labour perspective or, if it criticised Labour it was from the Left, it means there is a colossal ignorance about half the New Zealand political scene

Hosking argues that the left does not understand the ‘traditions of New Zealand conservatism’, which makes the left blind to National’s strengths and renders themselves unable to counter their arguments. And he recommends several books people could read, like Gustafson’s books about Muldoon and Holyoake, or Michael Bassett’s The State in New Zealand to deeper understand the traditions of kiwi conservatism.

Firstly, I am guilty of the lack of perspective he’s writing about, and I plan to finally getting around to reading some of those books – the Gustafson ones especially. (I feel like I wasted enough time reading Bassett’s ridiculous tantrums and rants in The Dominion to ever trouble myself to pick up one of his books.)

But, secondly, while I agree that not many left-wing MPs or activists are familiar with this New Zealand conservative tradition Rob is talking about, I doubt many of them have read many books about left-wing traditions either. And I simultaneously doubt that many National Party MPs or activists have read many of the books on Rob’s reading list. Most MPs read a lot but they tend not to get through many weighty books, mostly because of the endless reams of other crap they have to read. And I’m not convinced that many people on the right share Rob’s adherence to this tradition. Rodney Hide, who writes a column every winter about how global warming is obviously wrong, because he is cold, seems to be a greater influence. This i...


"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed National": (We) can do better: Putin's Warning: Full Speech 2016 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Video and translation: This comment by Putin, about United States aggression and its abandonment of protocol to limit the risk of nuclear destruction, was made to representatives of various media outlets during the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, in June 2016. It was filmed and has been translated by Inessa S and we have imbedded the video in the article with her translation. It seems particularly timely to publish this in the wake of the release of Hillary Clinton's lost emails. "Nobody has anything to gain from a nuclear stand-off against Russia. The power hungry decision-makers are few in number, but powerful enough to have subverted mainstream media to misrepresent Russia as the main threat to international security." (Vladimir Putin).

Nobody has anything to gain from a nuclear stand-off against Russia. The power hungry decision-makers are few in number, but powerful enough to have subverted mainstream media to misrepresent Russia as the main threat to international security.

If you are a journalist or a blogger, please do your part and share this message. Time is of the essence , especially in light of the recent NATO summit in Warsaw (July 2016) where the alliance stipulated that Russia is the main threat to international security (did you think that might be ISIS?) YouTube would not let me upload the video I did on the Summit, but it can be found on my Vimeo:

Back in 2007, Putin informed the Western world that Russia will develop its weaponry to counter U...


"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne": Castan Centre for Human Rights Law: Do I have to provide my name on my Census form? "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Guest post by Dr Caroline Henckels

Last week one of my Public Law students asked me whether it was true that the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) could demand a person’s name on the Census form. The issue has been all over social media in recent days.

Collecting names on Census night isn’t new – but people are concerned that the ABS will now be retaining peoples’ names, whereas previously it destroyed identifying information before analysing the data. Retaining identifying information that can be linked to Census records has potentially significant privacy implications. Although the data provided to the ABS is protected by robust secrecy provisions in the Census and Statistics Act 1905 (the Act), questions have been asked about the security of the storage of data and the potential for its misuse.

It’s difficult to call into question the value of the Census – it provides essential information for all levels of government, to facilitate the planning of services from hospitals, transport and infrastructure and schools to homelessness services, libraries and services for migrants and refugees. But does the ABS in fact have the power to require people to provide their name on the Census form? An argument can be made that the ABS has no legal authority to do so – because the Act only permits the collection of ‘statistical information’ for the purpose of the Census, and names are not ‘statistical information’.

As a lawyer and law teacher, I would never suggest that anyone refuse to fill in their name on their Census form or refuse it to...


"IndyWatch Feed Enviro.pacific": Act Now! blogs: Pomio landowners petition against SABL logging "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Landowners in the Pomio district of East New Britain have petitioned the government [see pdf file below] calling on them not to authorise logging in a new concession area on their their land as part of the Sigite-Mukus Integrated Rural Development Project. 

The landowners say they have already suffered from logging in three concession areas, totalling 42,400 hectares and they are now being pressured to allow further logging in another 13,000 hectares known as the Unung Sigite concession.

The Sigite-Mukus Integrated Rural Development Project was set up in 2008 as part of the controversial nation-wide land grab using fraudulently issued Special Purpose Business and Agriculture Leases (SABLs).

The landowners say they have “grievous concerns” for their livelihoods and do not want any further logging. They say the SABL leases over their land were acquired unlawfully, have robbed them of their birth rights and threaten a “catastrophic genocide” in the future as they are for 99-years.

Malaysian logging company, Rimbunan Hijau, holds the SABL leases, which people say were “acquired in very strange circumstances” and without their consent. They say logging has already caused “so much environmental damage” and accuse RH of using a “heavy police presence” to “rob people of their customary land, resources and heritage”.

RH recently sent a delegation, headed by former PNG Forest Authority Managing Director Kanawi Pouru, to mee...


"IndyWatch Feed Enviro.pacific": Papua New Guinea Mine Watch: Law Review Commission questions experimental seabed mining "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


Serah Aupong | EMTV news

The Constitutional Law Review Commission (CLRC) has raised questions on seabed mining, in relation to other laws in the country.

CLRC Secretary, Dr. Eric Kwa, said with the passing of the Maritime Zone Delimitation Act, the government now has the challenge to see how that will progress with the issuing of seabed mining licence.

Dr. Kwa said the Maritime Zone Delimitation Act was passed last year but is yet to come into effect.

“In that particular law, they (government) now can declare marine protected areas.” he said.

He questions how this will sit within the government’s pursuit of seabed mining and its exploration licences.

“How does that work with the government also trying to declare an area a marine protected area?” Dr. Kwa asked.

The PNG government has granted the world’s first seabed mining licence to a Canadian company, Nautilus Minerals, and mining is set to begin in 2018.

“Current licence holders will say they have pre-existing rights. The challenge is that we as a government need to deal with this new law while pursuing sea bed mining,” he said.

Another law that Kwa says needs consideration is the Fisheries Act, which covers the fisheries industry in the.........


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Your NZ: Wipe All Income Taxes Under $50,000 "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Wipe All Income Taxes under $50,000 – END TAX SLAVERY Campaign created by James Hawthorne Income taxes are the primary cause of unemployment, poverty, homelessness, and child abuse. Please sign the petition to WIPE ALL INCOME TAXES UNDER $50,000 NOW- and do your bit to alleviate the State sponsored poverty and resulting child abuse in […]


"IndyWatch Feed Aunews": "IndyWatch Feed National": (We) can do better: Hillary Clinton emails reveal mad plan to promote Israel as a nuclear armed state to dominate Middle East "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

What are we to make of Hillary Clinton's emails, recently revealed by Wikileaks? Here we examine the first two that were released. "In my view Clinton is as mad as a cut snake. You will see through these documents that the emphasis is entirely on Israel's interests, not America's, and whatever she thinks they are not the same. Of course she is completely in the hands of the Zionist lobby, as was Australia's recent Prime Minister Gillard, who lent her services to the Clinton campaign. But then Clinton is in the hands of anyone with money and the power to swing votes. She talks of Israel's security dilemma. Well, that's a good one: a state with an estimated 200-400 nuclear weapons (yes, a couple would be enough) facing states without even one has a security dilemma? ..." (Earth to Earth, Turkey.)

Mad as a cut snake?

Earth to Earth, writes about Hillary's emails:

"In my view Clinton is as mad as a cut snake. You will see through these documents that the emphasis is entirely on Israel's interests, not America's, and whatever she thinks they are not the same. Of course she is completely in the hands of the Zionist lobby, as was Australia's recent Prime Minister Gillard, who lent her services to the Clinton campaign. But then Clinton is in the hands of anyone with money and the power to swing votes. She talks of Israel's security dilemma. Well, that's a good one: a state with an estimated 200-400 nuclear weapons (yes, a couple would be enough) facing states without even one has a security dilemma?

She talks of trading off Syria for Iran, i.e. if the United States removes Bashar al-Assad then Israel...



"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": "IndyWatch Feed Sydney.arts": Me fail? I fly!: A minute "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

I’d set my phone to remind me this morning at a quarter past nine – 8.15 am Japanese Standard Time – to mark the 71st anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima by the USA.

I sat for a minute in silence. Life went on around me without a perceptible ripple. I thought I should spend another couple of minutes making my minute into a social event. (I believe that the opening ceremony in Rio fell silent for a minute – but I wasn’t watching the telly.)

So much fuss is rightly made here of the number of Australians who died in a single day on the Somme in 1915. But that appalling tragedy involved men who were combatants – they had been sent by their government to kill and, as it happened, be killed. The people who died at Hiroshima, instantly or in the long agony of radiation disease, were largely civilians – babies at the breast, old women on their deathbeds, cooks, poets and potters –  going about their ordinary lives in the city of two rivers, as much as life could be ordinary in that country at that time. And the Hiroshima anniversary creates hardly a blip on the Australian public radar these days.

The horror of the atom bomb took a while to be generally known, and was overshadowed by the relief of the war ending. What struck me this morning was that my generation is the first to be born into a world where nuclear weapons had already been used to kill people, the first to be born after what scientists now call Year Zero (because radiation dating has to be calculated differently after 1945), the first to live with the knowledge that human beings have the power to wipe ourselves out, and so – for many of us – the first to spend a lot of energy keeping that knowledge away from the front of our minds. The temptation to think small, to look after number one, to cultivate one’s garden, to turn away from the suffering of other people, to live in a bubble, became significantly stronger 71 years ago today.

A minute of silence goes a...


"IndyWatch Feed Tas": Tasmanian Times: The Worthiness of Trees – Reflections from an Activist "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Even in this modern era there are still cultures that continue to dwell in the world of trees. Forest people can teach us more about harmony with the earth than the most learned of scholars. In our predominantly urban society we have adopted a different connection to the primeval land, as we presently seem to rely on some form of familiarity to grasp and absorb the essence of forest values into our lives.


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": No Pride In Prisons: The Occupation in Chicago That’s Building a Community Free from Racist Policing and Prisons "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Occupation in Chicago That’s Building a Community Free from Racist Policing and Prisons:

An article on Chicago protests against police brutality:

“When Martin Luther King Jr. moved to Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood in 1966, he advocated for fair housing for Black communities, sparking fires of social change in the North. 50 years later, at an anniversary march commemorating King’s “Chicago Freedom Summer” campaign for housing, economic and racial justice, the West Side community showed it still burns with that passion.

After that July 20 demonstration, young, Black activists occupied an abandoned lot across from Homan Square, a police “black site” where more than 7,000 detainees were “disappeared”—over 80 percent of them Black—many of whom were tortured and denied legal representation. The encampment, dubbed “Freedom Square,” sits in sharp contrast to Homan Square: Free clothing, food, activities and books are provided to revitalize a community beaten down by the police force.

In this neighborhood police brutality is not some distant concept, says Bella Bahhs, a member of the #LetUsBreathe Collective, a youth-based organization created in response to police killings, and one of several groups organizing the occupation. According to Bahhs, community members approach activists nearly every day with tales of torture experienced in the Homan facility.

“[The police] are state militias designed to oppress Black people, poor people and marginalized people,” says Damon Williams, the 23-year-old co-founder of the #LetUsBreathe Collective.

The Freedom Square occupation is one of a series of similar demonstrations in the Movement for Black Lives, most recently an occupation outside of New York City Hall, which helped pressure Police Chief Bill Bratton into resigning Wednesday. On the other side o...


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Homepaddock: Saturday’s smiles "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

In the heat for the 200m Olympic women’s breaststroke, eight women entered the race. Two were from Australia, and one each from New Zealand, USA, Canada, Germany, England and Sweden.

Emily, one of the Australians, won the race in two minutes and 10 seconds. A split second later, Maggie from New Zealand was declared the second place finisher and Alice, the Canadian, was fractionally behind her.

The other three finished in their wake but it took nearly 40 minutes for the English woman to complete the race.

When the reporters asked why it took her so long to get to the finishing line, she replied, ‘I don’t want to sound like I’m a sore loser, but I think those other women were using their arms.’

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"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Kapiti Independent: The Art of Working with Letters "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Learning to present the alphabet By Pam Kessler Winter and calligraphy really are a great combination! The wind blew and the rain hurtled down, and yet I calmly ignored it all as I attended a recent workshop. Two of our members, Maggie Salter and Pauline Markham, were our tutors and they had a full contingent […]


"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Cvic": Edgar's Mission Farm SanctuaryEdgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary: Do it for Mon Amie "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Mon Amie

Do it for Mon Amie, who had a most unnatural life.

“With what looked like seizures, little Mon Amie was left to struggle and flail about for days.” Ever heard of chicken hatching projects? Throughout Australia, eggs set to hatch in two to three days are set up in incubators at early learning centres, schools and nursing homes and onlookers wait for the chicks to emerge. Mon Amie was one of those chicks.

When she hatched it was obvious something was wrong, but with no one willing to foot the vet bill she was left to suffer for days. One caring student took it upon themselves to usher her to Edgar’s Mission where she was given the veterinary care she desperately needed, but nothing could be done to save her.

Mon Amie, like many others, hatched with a debilitating condition. She didn’t get to experience the comforting bond of motherhood. Her mother didn’t cluck to her through the shell and she chirp back, or lovingly turn her every day as nature intended. Instead she hatched in an unnatural setting, reduced to a teaching aide, to fleeting entertainment.

Join us in standing with Mon Amie and sign our petition to ban chicken hatching projects.



"IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople.pacific": Free Hawai`i "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"


Full Name: Keli‘i Akina, Ph.D.
Name on Ballot: Keli‘i Akina
District: Statewide
Age: 58
Current Job: President/CEO, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
Place of birth:...


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Lindsay Mitchell: Yadiyadiyada "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Maori tribal leaders will today sign a "covenant" with the nation's children, promising to treasure and respect them and make childhood a time of "joy and light".
The signing, at a 68-member Iwi Chairs Forum at Hopuhopu near Ngaruawahia, will launch a public campaign to adopt the covenant as a national constitutional document like the Treaty of Waitangi and the Bill of Rights.
Collectivist gestures won't solve a problem driven by collectivism.

The only way child abuse will be reduced is by the parent (preferably parents) being fully committed to the child's safety and well-being.


The Dodo: Chained Dog Was So Broken She Couldn't Even Lift Her Head "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

The dog who guarded the gates of this hell in Able Springs, Texas, hardly seemed up for the job.

Indeed, she couldn't even raise her head when rescuers arrived at the suspected dogfighting operation last month.

SPCA of Texas/Madeline Yeaman

Broken in body and spirit, she was tethered to a car axle by a heavy tow chain. Her collar was so big, it made her neck look finger-thin.

There were 13 more dogs at the property, all found in various states of torment.

"None of the dogs had access to proper food or water and only a few had dog houses in which to seek respite from the hot sun," the SPCA of Texas notes in a press release.

SPCA of Texas/Madeline Yeaman

But this dog's face — her eyes devoid of hope, her back hunched beneath the burden of her lifelong misery — stood out.

SPCA of Texas/Madel...


"IndyWatch Feed Nsw": "IndyWatch Feed Sydney": AWPA Sydney News: 1) West Papuans in PNG grateful for land allocations "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

2) Falling trees kill three miners in Jayapura


1) West Papuans in PNG grateful for land allocations 



"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Your NZ: The Nation – Wellington mayoral debate "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The Nation this morning is having a debate between the candidates standing for the Wellington mayoralty. @TheNationTV3 Tomorrow, the fight for the future of Wellington. We talk to the mayoral contenders #nationtv3 @justin_lester @JoForMayor @nickoleggett @nmjyoung, Helene Ritchie and Andy Foster Absent from that list is Celia Wade-Brown who announced yesterday that she wouldn’t be […]


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Your NZ: Social chat – Saturday "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

A post for social chat to keep it separate from posts that discuss issues. You can still chat socially on other posts if it happens in relation to other discussions but if you simply want a bit of social chat try this. The usual guidelines apply as to respecting others, behaviour and avoiding legal exposure. […]


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Your NZ: Latest US polls show Trump slump "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The latest US presidential polls (they have a lot of them) from Real Clear Politics: New Hampshire and Florida are seen as key states in presidential contests. There’s quite a range of margins but all in Clinton’s favour. Trump may have to try playing a different hand, if it’s not too late. And from Five […]


The Dodo: Baby Elephant Who Lost His Mom Makes His First Real Friend "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

When he was just 2 years old, Gen Thong lost his mother in the most agonizing way possible.

There wasn't enough space at the tourist camp in northern Thailand where they lived — so she was chained to a tree, while little Gen Thong suckled from her.

Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary

Then, in a freak accident, a wasp's nest fell on his mother's head, stinging her countless times.

Their owners, members of the Karen hill tribe, rushed to help the bellowing elephant. But they were too late to save her from the poison.

"Gen Thong was still suckling from his mother at this time," Kerri McCrea, founder of Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary , tells The Dodo. "Unable to accept her death, he continued to try to suckle from her corpse before she was taken away to be buried."

Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary

The orphaned elephant's owners, or mahouts , tried their best to replace his mother's vital and nutritious milk. But they could do little to sop up the grief.

And the complicated realities of eleph...


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": The Hinterland: ‘Something undefined’ – Lydia Davis "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Can’t and Won’t by Lydia Davis (Farrar Straus& Giroux) 2014

I mentioned Lydia Davis in a review of a collection of James Wood’s book reviews a couple of years back – I’d never heard of Davis, which is perhaps not surprising because my knowledge of fiction writers these days is pretty scant.

Trying, slowly, to rectify that, because as I put it in that earlier piece, the ‘rich, slow joy’ of reading is something I miss,  and I forget I miss it until I remember to actually do it.

This is a collection of short stories, jottings, dreams and almost-jokes. Of the latter, one,  ‘Negative Emotions’, had me chuckling with delight for ages after reading it.

There is often a tone of self-doubt – a knowing, ironic self-doubt, but it is a knowingness and irony which is not there for a smart-alecky effect. There is always a clear emotion behind such pieces, a sense Davis is taking the reader into her confidence rather than keeping us at bay.

One story, headed, ‘Not Interested’, begins

‘I’m simply not interested in reading this book. I was not interested in reading the last one I tried, either I’m less and less interested in reading any of the books I have, though they are reasonably good, I suppose.’

The way that sentence tails off into ‘I suppose’ is a nice touch.


‘Life is too serious to me to go on writing… Writing is too often about people who can’t manage. Now I have become one of those people. I am one of those people. What should I do, instead of writing that people who can’t manage...


"IndyWatch Feed Vic": "IndyWatch Feed Melbourne": ART and ARCHITECTURE, mainly: Jean Etienne Liotard - an early Orientalist artist "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Jean-Etienne Liotard (1702-1789)’s parents were French Huguenots who fled to the independent Protestant city state of Geneva. Thus the lad was born in Geneva, did some of his training there and later finished his training in Paris.

He first joined some very Grand Tourists in Italy such as Viscount Duncannon, Earl of Sandwich and accompanied them to the Levant. He spent 4 amazing years in Constantinople (1738-42), absorbing the visual pleasures of the exotic East. "The Turk", as he called himself, only adopted his Oriental costume and beard in Constantin­ople, where he painted ex­patriate residents and scenes of everyday life in the Ott­oman Empire. Then he continued being The Turk wherever he travelled across Europe. The exactness of his eastern costumes in his portraits pres­um­ably recorded what both Turkish citizens wore, and what members of the Western merchant community wore while they lived amongst the locals.

His portrayal of life in the Ottoman Empire in the mid C18th, and of his fashionable European sitters in Turkish attire, in some way inspired the C19th taste for Orien­talism. In his day he was one of Europe’s most sought-after portrait­ists, worth high prices and a loyal, international clientele. From delicate lace and silks to exotic turbans and furs, Liotard’s depictions of textiles showed his impressive command of textiles, decorative details and a sense of fashion.



"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Your NZ: Sexual violence law recommendations "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Justice Minister Amy Adams is considering a Law Commission report that recommends significant changes to how sexual violence and assault cases are dealt with by the courts. Many sexual complaints don’t even get to court, in part due to the stress and difficulties for complainants in sexual cases. And many cases that do get to […]


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Your NZ: Chiefs/stripper issue continues "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

The issue of the stripper allegations regarding a ‘Mad Monday’ event held and attended by some Chiefs  rugby players is becoming an embarrassing debacle that looks bad for what happened to the stripper, and looks bad not just for those directly involved but is also embarrassing and awkward for Chiefs players who were not involved […]


"IndyWatch Feed Tas": Tasmanian Times: Rodney Croome: this is personal – why I can’t resign myself to a plebiscite "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Rodney Croome quits Australian Marriage Equality to oppose plebiscite ‘If a gay kid dies at his own hand because of a hate-mongering plebiscite, I have to be able to look at myself in the mirror and know I did everything to stop it.’ • Bob Hawkins in Comments: I don’t approve of the institution of marriage in any way, but, if we have to burdened with one, it should be equal for everyone. On Turnbull’s record since he knocked off Abbott, he has vacillated hither and yon on endless issues. If only he had the guts to stare down his captors and make a captain’s call to abandon the plebiscite course and give a conscience vote to parliament, he would put his parties’ loony religious/bigoted members where they belong — as a misguided, outrageously empowered, but, in reality, an intellectually atrophied rump on the Liberal/National political beast.


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Kapiti Independent: Doubts About Helen Clark "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

  Will women in powerful positions do much for the world? By Prue Hyman It will be quite a novelty if we have women in the most powerful positions in the UK, the US and the UN, as well as Germany – but I admit it does not fill me with the glee I would […]


"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Your NZ: Helen Clark fails another UN ballot "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Helen Clark has again failed to feature in the top five in the latest ‘secret ballot’ (that’s farcical) for the next United Nations Secretary General. In the first ballot Clark was ranked sixth. Since then one candidate has dropped out, leaving eleven for now. RNZ: Clark not in top five after UN secret ballot Helen […]


The Dodo: Dog Saved From Afghanistan Locked Up For Protecting His Boy "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

You might forgive Marley for being a little skittish around guns. He did, after all, grow up in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan.

Specifically, in a trash heap.

Johnothan Jones

In 2011, Johnothan Jones, a military veteran who was doing private contract work at the time, ended up taking him home to his family in Florida.

Johnothan Jones

And Marley, who is another kind of war veteran, found the peace that had eluded him for most of his life — surrounded by a family who adored him.

Johnothan Jones

But for Marley, it seems, a gun is a gun. Even a toy gun. So when Jones' two boys, aged 5 and 15, were playing cops and robbers in the house, Marley sprang into action.



"IndyWatch Feed Tas": Tasmanian Times: NATION: Serious questions of judgment ... "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

Senator Lisa Singh’s re-election provides a rare beacon of hope in a week clouded by injustice, ignorance and petty recrimination as the nation is shocked by ABC 4-Corners’ expose of child abuse within the juvenile detention in the Northern Territory and disappointed in PM Turnbull’s decision not to endorse Kevin Rudd’s nomination for the UN Secretary-General a mutually demeaning betrayal which Barnaby Joyce blames upon the Labor Party. • ABC: CSIRO: Greg Hunt instructs organisation to renew climate science focus, confirms new jobs • ABC: Manus Island: Papua New Guinea court requests Australia to appear on centre’s future • New Daily: Australia ranked third on ISIS hit list: Homeland Security • What the new Senate looks like ...


"IndyWatch Feed Qld": Motorbike Writer: Dangerous roadworks repair win "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

A Main Roads team of geotechnical experts will this week investigate

Main Roads workers on site

Dangerous roadworks with a mass of slippery “tar snakes” or liquid tar crack sealant have now been repaired and warning signs installed in a win for motorcycle riders.

It’s too late for the three motorcyclists and one cyclist who crashed on the dodgy roadworks on Mt Tamborine Rd, but a win for all the other recreational riders who use what’s referred to as “the Goat Track”.

The admission that the liberal use or overuse of crack sealant was not safe is also a win for riders around the country who grapple with dodgy and lazy roadworks and clean-up after they are finished. 

Motorbike Writer published an article last week about the dangerous roadworks and followed up last Friday (July 29, 2016) with a press conference on the site.



"IndyWatch Feed Nznews": Homepaddock: Saturday soapbox "IndyWatch Feed Pacific"

Saturday’s soapbox is yours to use as you will – within the bounds of decency and absence of defamation. You’re welcome to look back or forward, discuss issues of the moment, to pontificate, ponder or point us to something of interest, to educate, elucidate or entertain, amuse, bemuse or simply muse, but not abuse.

Positivity's photo.

A drop of happiness can cause: smiles, optimism, self-worth, reduced depression & improved health. Please pass it on.

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"IndyWatch Feed Tas": Tasmanian Times: NATION: We could have had a Royal Commission into Australian banks ... "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

If Labor had won the election, as a quid-pro-quo for Liberal’s Shorten-targeting Royal Commission, we would have had a much-needed Royal Commission into the Australian banks. • SMH: Outgoing RBA board member John Edwards says an inquiry into banks ‘would be helpful’ A former board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia says “some form of inquiry” into the banks would be helpful, comments which will bolster the federal opposition’s demands for a royal commission into the scandal-plagued sector. John Edwards, who until last week sat on the board of the RBA, said the central bank would have intended that the commercial banks pass on in full the cut to interest rates worth 25 basis points. The Reserve cut rates to an historic low of 1.5 per cent on Tuesday citing concerns about low inflation and confidence that it would not spur excessive housing prices … • ABC: CSIRO: Greg Hunt instructs organisation to renew climate science focus, confirms new jobs • ABC: Manus Island: Papua New Guinea court requests Australia to appear on centre’s future • New Daily: Australia ranked third on ISIS hit list: Homeland Security • What the new Senate looks like ...


"IndyWatch Feed Tas": Tasmanian Times: Melbourne Writers’ Festival Panel Dispute Exposes Anti-Survivor Agenda "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

In the spirit of the popular ‘sex workers are under-represented’ stance, repeated by liberal media and prostitution advocates, ad-nauseum, Daily Life has published yet another article repeating the myth. The author, Kate Iselin, aside from being a self-described “sex worker” and published writer, is also “furious.” • In TT Books: Flanagan at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival


"IndyWatch Feed Tas": Tasmanian Times: Torture and the whole damned thing ... "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

For me, what is so ‘shocking’ about the ‘brutal’ video footage shown of the attempted disciplinary action against recalcitrant juveniles in the Northern Territory on the Monday 25th June Four Corners episode, wasn’t ‘the cruelty’, but the chaos.


"IndyWatch Feed Tas": Tasmanian Times: Can an Aussie Paper Cat survive a hungry Chinese Panda? "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

In the eyes of China, we now know that we are seen as a paper cat. [1] With the China panda now raging through the South China Sea, how will this paper cat fare?


The Dodo: People Actually Put Open Flames Under Cows' Udders "IndyWatch Feed Enviro"

"Udder flaming" is a dairy industry practice that involves passing a large flame beneath dairy cows to burn off the hair from their udders.

Farmers say it feels just like passing your hand through a flame — but unlike this scenario, cows aren't voluntarily passing their bodies over fire.

"The cows aren't too keen on 'flamin' udders!'" one commenter wrote on an online dairy forum , but then said that the cows "don't really notice."

YouTube/Valley Vet Supply

But why pass a flame under a cow in the first place?

"Hair on udders allows more bacterial growth, which make them harder to clean," Susie Coston, national shelter director of Farm Sanctuary , told The Dodo, adding that the practice is used to prevent mastitis , an infection that can arise in any nursing mammal, even humans.

If done correctly, you do not burn the cow, Coston said. But there's still something chilling about the practice.

"Burning [the hair] off is a quicker, cheaper and easier way to do something that is not abo...


Wake Up World: The Game of Life and How to Play It! "IndyWatch Feed National"

6th August 2016 By Nanice Ellis Contributing writer for Wake Up World This is a companion article to my article ‘Are We Living in a Simulated Reality?’ (published 4th August, 2016) which examined aspects of the Simulated Universe Theory and how it may explain timeless spiritual paradoxes. In this article, we will explore the complex dynamics of living in a simulated reality — including practical ...Continue Reading - The Game of Life and How to Play It!

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"IndyWatch Feed Qld": Central Queensland Plane Spotting: Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign Bizjet VH-EXQ Pops into Central Queensland Airports - Plus more! "IndyWatch Feed Allstate"

On Tuesday 2 August, Mitchell Air / Australian Corporate Jet Centres' Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign bizjet VH-EXQ flew into different parts of Central Queensland while on a flight from its Melbourne (Essendon) base to Townsville.

It initially touched down at Bundaberg Airport around mid-morning before continuing further North to Rockhampton Airport where local plane spotter 'IAD' was on hand to capture a couple of photos.



Warrior Publications: Blockade at Mount Polley mine on 2 year anniversary of catastrophic spill "IndyWatch Feed 1stpeople"

Mount Polley blockade 1

Participants in the Resistance Gathering at Mount Polley, BC, (Secwepemc territory) on August 4, 2016, block the road leading to the mine site.

From Yuct Ne Senxiymetkwe Camp, August 4, 2016

Secwepemc land defenders and allies have set up a road blockade at Imperial Metals’ Mount Polley mine on the two year anniversary of the devastating tailings pond spill. Kanahus Freedom (Manuel), a member of the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society says that the community is exercising its sovereignty and taking direct action, as the government of British Columbia recently issued a new operating permit to the mine.

“The province has no jurisdiction to be issuing permits to companies illegally operating on our Sovereign Territories without the free, prior, informed consent of the Secwepemc Tribal Peoples.”

Imperial Metals and the BC government claim to have the support of the Secwepemc, but in reality rely on select political figures and elected officials that do not represent the interests of the Secwepemc people or constitute their traditional sovereignty. “The DIA chiefs of the Soda Creek and Williams Lake Indian Bands have no jurisdiction or authority to support the re-opening of the Mount Polley mine,” states April Thomas, Secwepemculecw Grassroots Movement, who lobbied and presented to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) this past April regarding human and indigenous rights abuses on Secwepemc territory at the h...

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No Fibs: The Mundingburra gambit: The plan to recapture Herbert – @Qldaah #qldpol #auspol "IndyWatch Feed National"

Inconsistencies alleged by the Liberal National Party in the polling for the Queensland federal seat of Herbert echo the 1995 legal challenge to Labor’s victory in the Queensland state electorate of Mundingburra. Table of contents Jump to comments section. Labor victory in Herbert. The claim. The Mundingburra by-election. Fitzgerald critical. The gambit in Herbert. The cold campaign. Further details […]

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David is a full time carer for his son and in quiet times contributes to the Fifth Estate. He believes that the role of citizen journalists is to question and collate mainstream media stories through social media and blogging.


The Stringer: Suicide of 15-year-old boy in Don Dale "IndyWatch Feed National"

At Don Dale juvenile detention centre a 15-year-old orphaned Aboriginal boy took his life only days after being locked up for $90 worth of ‘crimes’. How many Australians know about Johnny Warramarrba? Johnny’s mother died when he was a baby. His dad was killed in a car accident when he was eleven. When he committed […]


Corporate Australia: ABS forced to defend Census website security "IndyWatch Feed National"


Insecure encryption raises eyebrows.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has been forced to answer questions about the security of its online Census website after it was revealed to be using an insecure and deprecated form of encryption to protect the sensitive personal details of the nation’s citizens.

Tests of the strength of encryption used on the main Census website, first highlighted by security consultant and software engineer Ben Dechrai, reveal the website supports the SHA-1 hashing algorithm long considered to be insecure.

SHA is a component of a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate that is used to prevent the modification of data.

All major web browser operators have said they will stop accepting SHA-1-based signatures by next January. Internet Explorer owner Microsoft recently said it would bring that date forward to September 2016 after research showed real-world ‘collision attacks’ could open the door to digital signature forgeries even before 2017.

The Australian Signals Directorate deprecated SHA-1 from its list of approved cryptographic algorithms in December...


One Step Off The Grid: Household battery storage costs: So near and yet so far "IndyWatch Feed National"


The main points:

  • SolarQuotes has done a great job putting together data on 28 different household storage systems on the market to date. The data shows a median capital cost of $9000 or $1800 per usable KWh (kilowatt hour), which translates to $0.39 of cost for every delivered KWh of electricity. We expect competition to really drive price. We think the installed base is less than 5000 grid connected systems, but based on Enphase orders expect that to explode to over 50,000 within the next 18 months.
  • EV battery costs on the other hand are about A$250 KWh of headline capacity or say A$350 KWh of usable capacity. That is just 20% of the cost of household storage. We think inverters and the supply chain account for most of the difference. We think purpose built stationary energy lithium storage could end up cheaper than for EVs because of different chemistry, less constrained form factors, and ultimately greater scale. The question is whether EV battery costs, which themselves are falling quickly, can be pushed through to installed residential costs.
  • Using EV costs on demand renewable energy wind+lithium has an LCOE of maybe A$160 MWh broadly comparable with say CST. In my view the global expansion of lithium makes it a much lower risk technology than CST, at least at this point of time. In addition there are other possibilities such as putting the storage at the fringe of the grid (behind the household meter).
  • From a policy perspective it seems that some policies that incentives EVs will also progress stationary energy lithium storage. We think that would be a good thing.

Does lithium storage energy cost $50 MWh, $100MWh, or $400MWh?

Today you get one answer, but always there is someone saying that at the “end of the rainbow” there will b...

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