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UN troops disperse Haiti protesters supporting Aristide
Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2014

UN troops disperse Haiti protesters supporting Aristide
UN troops fired smoke grenades to disperse the protesters after a car carrying UN staff was attacked. Mr Aristide faces charges of money laundering, but his supporters say the investigation is politically motivated.

Ukraine Says It Destroyed Part of Armed Convoy From Russia
Ukraine said its troops attacked and partially destroyed a column of armed vehicles that had crossed the border from Russian territory, while Russia said it was concerned about an attack on another convoy carrying aid.

Mass Killing in East Ukraine and the Failure of Liberal Intellectuals

Hungary PM Orban condemns EU sanctions on Russia
Hungary's conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the EU is harming itself by imposing sanctions on Russia, describing the measures as "shooting oneself in the foot".

China to start direct sales of fruit and vegetables to Russia

Washington Has Placed The World On The Road To War

Why Obama Wants Maliki Removed
The Obama administration is pushing for regime change in Iraq on the basis that current prime minister Nouri al Maliki is too sectarian. The fact is, however, that Maliki's abusive treatment of Sunnis never factored into Washington's decision to have him removed. Whether he has been "too sectarian" or not is completely irrelevant. The real reason he's under attack is because he wouldn't sign the Status of Forces Agreement in 2011. He refused to grant immunity to the tens of thousands of troops the administration wanted to leave in Iraq following the formal withdrawal. That's what angered Washington. That's why the administration wants Maliki replaced.

US conducts new airstrikes as ISIS kills 90 Yazidis in Iraq town, officials say
The U.S. military conducted new airstrikes against Islamic militants Friday as sources tell Fox News members of the group killed 90 male members of Iraq's Yazidi minority in a northern village and kidnapped "dozens" of women and children.

ISIS Takes Another Yazidi Town; 183 Killed Across Iraq

U.S. Secret Service 'Aware' of Apparent ISIS Flag Photo in Front of the White House

Israel's target is not Hamas, but Palestinian statehood
Genuine sovereignty would end Israel's current presumed right to steal Palestinians' land, control their borders, place them under siege, and bomb them at will

Venezuela will take Gaza orphans, president declares

Ban Ki-moon colluded with US, Israel to undermine UN Gaza report: WikiLeaks

After day's calm, a storm erupts overnight in Ferguson

Anger Flares Again in Ferguson After Revelations in Michael Brown Shooting

Ferguson police under pressure after linking Michael Brown to robbery
Brown family lawyers accuse police of 'character assassination' after conflicting accounts of events surrounding teen's death

'The police are inciting violence all over again': Michael Brown's family attack character assassination after cops say he robbed store but also admit officer did NOT know that when he shot him

Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Revealed as Missouri Fatal Shooting Cop

'I just saw someone die': Rapper live-tweets Michael Brown shooting and shares graphic photo of teen's body in the street as victim's family accuse Ferguson police of character assassination

Israel-trained police "occupy" Missouri after killing of black youth

The militarization of the police on display

Blowback in Ferguson
The fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager and the ensuing protests in Ferguson, Missouri has rocked America. Even the mainstream media with its aversion to the truth has been forced to address the militarization of the police in America albeit years too late.

Pentagon weaponry in St. Louis County
Department of Defense provided surplus military vehicles, rifles, pistols to local police departments.

Senate Armed Services chief to review Pentagon program arming cops

Nothing Says "Sorry Our Drones Hit Your Wedding Party" Like $800,000 And Some Guns
On December 12, 2013, a drone struck and killed 12 members of a wedding party in Yemen. If the U.S., which claims the strike was clean and justified, didn't pony up the $800,000 in cash and guns as reparations, then who did?

'Attempt to intimidate': US firm may face terrorism charges in Argentina
Argentina is ready to use an anti-terrorism law to seek criminal charges against a US-based international printing company, which unexpectedly closed its plant on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

Two players die at world chess event in Norway
Competitor dies in the middle of a match during Chess Olympiad in Norway and another is found dead in hotel room

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