12 May 2014 — RT
Day: May 12, 2014
Ukraine News Links 11-12 May 2014
12 May 2014 9:27:17 PM — williambowles.info
Mariupol: Bloody Tragedy Making Hopes for Peace Fade Away (SCF)
Ukraine, Transdniester: NATO Tightens Grip On Moldova (Stop NATO)
Ukraine govt’s armed operation in east to go on – minister (Voice of Russia)
Video: Former CIA director: ‘We kill people based on metadata’
12 May 2014 — RT
The comments were made during a debate at Johns Hopkins University, after Georgetown University Law Center professor David Cole detailed the kind of information the government can obtain simply by collecting metadata – who you call, when you call them, how long the call lasts, and how often calls between the two parties are made.
Iran 1953: The Strange Odyssey of Kermit Roosevelt's "Countercoup"
12 May 2014 — National Security Archive
CIA Approved Ex-Agent’s Memoir of “28 Mordad” Coup After Changes Rendered It “Essentially a Work of Fiction”
1979 Publication Delayed by Legal Threats from British Petroleum, Iran Hostage Crisis
Media Lens: Eeny, Meeny Madness – Beyond Racism By David Edwards
12 May 2014 — Media Lens
Jeremy Clarkson is star presenter of the BBC’s Top Gear show which, tragically for anyone who cares about the climate, holds a 2013 Guinness world record for most widely watched factual programme in the world.
What does mass surveillance do to Human Rights? By Elspeth Guild 12 May 2014
12 May 2014 — openDemocracy
Where such mass, weakly targeted surveillance techniques have been used in Europe, the Human Rights Court has found them inconsistent with the right to respect for privacy. Mass surveillance is by definition arbitrary.
We Must Face the Harm Caused by Imported GM Soybeans to 1.3 Billion Chinese People
12 May 2014 — Sustainable Pulse
“We Must Face the harm caused by imported GM soybeans to 1.3 billion Chinese people” by Mi Zhen-yu was published by the “Science & Technology Abstracts Newspaper” on April 25, 2014. This newspaper, under the leadership of the Ministry of Science & Technology of China, was established in 1992. Continue reading
The Liberation of Homs, Beginning of the End of the Aggression Against Syria By Thierry Meyssan
12 May 2014 — Voltaire Network
The liberation of Homs, the third largest city of the Syrian Arab Republic, is not just an event among others in the war waged by NATO and the GCC on Syria. For Thierry Meyssan, the agreement reached between the Republic and its attackers suggests a quick exit from the war. It will probably be accompanied by a redistribution of regional roles.
Attorneys for accused Boston bomber move to suppress statements taken by FBI By Ed Hightower
12 May 2014 — WSWS
Defense attorneys representing accused Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev filed a series of motions last Wednesday, including a 21-page document urging the exclusion of statements taken by an FBI special interrogations team while the suspect was hospitalized and in custody.
The criminalisation of political opposition in America By Patrick Martin
12 May 2014 — WSWS
“While the current rash of anti-democratic measures largely targets non-citizens, mainly of Middle-Eastern descent, they constitute a fundamental attack on the basic rights of the entire population. These attacks will be extended to American citizens, especially those who oppose the government’s policies, sooner rather than later.”
VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles
11 May 2014 — VTJP
International Middle East Media Center
Palestinian Priest Fired for Supporting Israeli Army
IMEMC – The Greek Orthodox church has officially dismissed a Palestinian priest who publicly promoted service in the Israeli army, by Christians, according to a church spokesman. …
Washington‘s Shale Boom Going Bust By William Engdahl
12 May 2014 — New Eastern Outlook
To read the headlines, it seems that the USA has emerged out of the blue to the point of becoming the world’s oil and gas production giant. All thanks to the Shale Revolution. Recently President Obama made various noises that the US could solve the Ukraine gas dependency on Russian gas because of the spectacular growth of extracting natural gas, and more recently, oil, from shale rock formations across the US. There’s only one thing wrong with this picture—“It ain’t gonna happen…”
Kiev lets loose Men in Black
12 May 2014 — Dispatches from the Empire
Below, reproduced in full, is an extraordinary article that appeared in the Sunday Times on 11th May, the day of the Donetsk referendum.