The United States chortled with glee about Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian Su-24 on November 24 and the Pentagon called it «a sovereign act of self-defence». It wilfully ignored the fact that even if the Russian pilot had indeed mistakenly violated Turkish airspace there was not, by the wildest stretch of the imagination, the tiniest threat to Turkey…
Impacts of Turkey’s Aggression against Russia. The “Turkish Stream” is Dead. Disruption of Gas Pipeline Routes to the EU. Russia’s Economy in Crisis? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
“Regime change” in Ukraine engineered by the US State Department was largely responsible for the collapse of the “South Stream” gas pipeline project. Washington’s intent was to establish a de facto blockade which would prevent the flow of Russian gas to the European Union.
“The South Stream gas pipeline worth €15.5 billion was intended to pump 67 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas to Europe annually.
New data on police foreknowledge of terrorists raise questions on Paris attack By Kumaran Ira
Since the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, new revelations have provided more evidence that Islamist elements who launched the attack were well known to the intelligence services before the attack that killed 130 people.
On 25 November 2015, the High Court of Paris indicted Marc Fellous, former chairman of France’s Biomolecular Engineering Commission, for “forgery” and “the use of forgery”, in a libel trial that he lost to Prof Gilles-Eric Séralini. The Biomolecular Engineering Commission has authorised many GM crops for consumption.
The details of the case have not yet been publicly released but a source close to the case told GMWatch that Fellous had used or copied the signature of a scientist without his agreement to argue that Séralini and his co-researchers were wrong in their reassessment of Monsanto studies.
The next two weekends will see three important events. Please do all you can to get to them and spread the word.
Protest: Welfare not Warfare, Don’t Bomb Syria – Sat 28 November
The government tells us there’s no money for our welfare state, education and public services but billions can always be found for war. The proposed vote in Parliament on bombing Syria by British forces is likely to take place within the next week. A vote to bomb is more likely following the terrible events in Paris. Yet this bombing will not stop terror attacks. The People’s Assembly is opposed to military response and is supporting the Stop the War Coalition day of action. Protests will take place this Saturday around the country.
Yesterday morning 38 Degrees members’ views, including yours, were presented loud and clear to the government. Four 38 Degrees members (plus two staff) gave our views to the government inquiry on how our medical records can be used. It’s fair to say we made quite an impact! Continue reading this...
US-China Conducted A “Friendly” Military Exercise Less than A Week Before the Downing of Russia’s Jet Fighter by Turkey
The downing of a Russian jet fighter over Syria’s airspace was undertaken by Turkey in consultation with Washington and Brussels. Turkey did not take this decision without getting the greenlight from the Pentagon.
Is this an act of revenge against Russia for bombing the US-sponsored Islamic State in Syria?
Why Paris Reveals the Horror – and the Hypocrisies – of Global Terrorism By: Andrew Gavin Marshall
The world was shocked and horrified at the terror inflicted upon Paris on the night of Friday the 13th, 2015, when ISIS-affiliated militants killed well over 100 civilians in one of the world’s most iconic cities. An outpouring of grief, solidarity, support and condolences came in from across the world. The tragedy, and tyranny, of such terror cannot be underestimated, but it should also be placed in its global context: namely, that the chief cause of terrorism is, in fact, terrorism, and that the chief victims are the innocent, wherever they may be.
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is trying to sneak through new NHS plans.  The Guardian newspaper has revealed that a key NHS blueprint has been slipped out. Even though the public have a right to comment, the government “has deliberately kept it quiet”.  Because of this cover-up, we’ve now got just over 24 hours to flood the Department of Health with messages demanding that our NHS is protected.  Continue reading this...
Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.
Mastermind of The Bamako Terror Attack Mokhtar Belmokhtar: A CIA Sponsored “Intelligence Asset”? By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
In response to the tragic Paris events of November 13, Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan warned that “ISIL is planning additional attacks… It is clear to me that ISIL has an external agenda, that they are determined to carry out these types of attacks.” (Quoted in Daily Telegraph, November 16, 2015)
France’s response to Paris attacks encourages ISIS caliphate fantasy ByEric Walberg
France’s emotional response to the recent tragedy, devoid of reason and ignoring history, just makes matters worse. The death toll in the November 13 attacks in Paris stands at 127. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a message to his French counterpart Francois Hollande condemning the attacks. “In the name of the Iranian nation, itself a victim of the evil scourge of terrorism, I strongly condemn these inhumane crimes and condole with the bereaved French nation and government.” Continue reading this...