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Video: Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 18, 2017

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:00

Video: Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 18, 2017

Visit https://democracynow.org to watch the full independent, global news hour, read the transcript, search our archive and to make a donation to support us. Via Youtube

Source: Video: Top U.S. & World Headlines — October 18, 2017

Celebrating 100 Years of Injustice and Oppression

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:00

Celebrating 100 Years of Injustice and Oppression

On 7 November, in London’s famous Royal Albert Hall, there’s to be “a unique event drawing Christians and Jews together in celebration of the centenary of the Balfour Declaration and all that it led to.”
Christians will be reaching out to support the Jewish community and the state of Israel, or so the organisers claim.
“Our vision to stage such a big event at the Royal Albert Hall is ambitious and we recognise our reliance on God to enable every aspect of it. The evening’s programme will follow the history of God’s work through the Balfour Declaration that culminated in the independence of the modern state of Israel. We will use dance, film, song and drama sketches to illustrate how God used both Christians and Jews to fulfil (sic) the prophesied return of the Jewish people from exile to their ancient biblical homeland Israel,” says the blurb.
And it adds:

Christian leaders will read statements that will reflect Christians’ desire to…
Reconnect with the spiritual heritage of godly men who espoused the restoration of Israel to her Land;
Remember the Balfour Declaration and the Jewish-Christian partnerships that made it a reality;
Recognise the failure of Britain to fulfill the intent of the Balfour Declaration through the mandate for Palestine;
Rededicate ourselves as Christians to support Israel and the Jewish community.

And the Royal Albert Hall, we are reminded, is where Lord Balfour celebrated with the Jewish community the granting to Britain of the Mandate for Palestine.
The rest of us, of course, remember Arthur Balfour as the Tory twit whose lamebrain ‘Declaration’ made it possible for Zionists who have no ancestral links to the Holy Land to dispossess, lock up and abuse Palestinians who do.
It was God’s work, we’re told. So that’s all right, then. And while we recover our composure we may well ask what kind of warped Christians dreamed up this Albert Hall caper, how the Balfour Declaration and its sickening legacy could possible have been “God’s work”, and how many “godly men” were among the perpetrators.
Then let’s cut to another declaration — The Jerusalem Declaration on Christian Zionism, a joint statement by the heads of Palestinian Christian churches, which:
rejects Christian Zionist doctrines as false teaching that corrupts the biblical message;
rejects the alliance of Christian Zionist leaders with elements in the governments of Israel and the United States; and,
rejects the teachings of Christian Zionism that advance racial exclusivity and perpetual war.
Thankfully, a sermon recently delivered in Westminster Abbey by Michael Doe, Preacher of Gray’s Inn, added some important context missing from the Royal Albert Hall’s promo patter:
The Balfour Declaration made way for the creation of Israel. It also said that nothing should be done ‘which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine’. We British who made the Declaration have an unfinished responsibility to ensure its implementation.
To be precise Balfour’s pledge said “It being clearly understood” that nothing should be done to prejudice the rights of non-Jews. What’s not to understand? But that bit was conveniently forgotten within 30 years and is shrugged off today.
Who is behind this cringe-making celebration? Balfour 100. Who is behind Balfour 100? It’s hard to know. The Jewish Leadership Council’s website says that the Balfour 100 steering committee is comprised of 23 British-Jewish communal and Israel advocacy organisations but doesn’t name them. Among those, however, will be a number of fake Christians who are happy to stooge for the Zionists’ vile ambitions.
These pseuds have apparently ignored the cry for help issued only months ago by the National Coalition of Christian Organizations in Palestine to the World Council of Churches and the entire ecumenical movement. It was signed by over 30 organisations in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza and can be read in full here.
They say:
We are still suffering from 100 years of injustice and oppression that were inflicted on the Palestinian people beginning with the unlawful Balfour declaration…. A hundred years later and there is still no justice! Discrimination and inequality, military occupation and systematic oppression are the rule…. Despite all the promises, endless summits, UN resolutions, religious and lay leader’s callings – Palestinians are still yearning for their freedom and independence, and seeking justice and equality.
The churches’ message ends with these ominous words:
Things are beyond urgent. We are on the verge of a catastrophic collapse…. This could be our last chance to achieve a just peace. As a Palestinian Christian community, this could be our last opportunity to save the Christian presence in this land.
The Royal Albert Hall was built by Queen Victoria to commemorate her beloved husband and consort Prince Albert. I’ll wager the idea of the flag of a rogue foreign military power fluttering from this fine building, or displayed inside, would have both of them spinning in their marbled vault at Frogmore.
And if Theresa May accompanies her guest Bibi Netanyahu to the Albert Hall shindig she’ll hand him and his cruel regime a huge propaganda victory.

Source: Celebrating 100 Years of Injustice and Oppression

“The Agreement of the Century”

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:00

“The Agreement of the Century”

According to a report circulating unofficially in Arabic, the latest in a sixty-nine year history of proposals to resolve the western Zionist invasion of Palestine (AKA the Israeli-Palestinian “conflict”) is about to see the light of day. It claims Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu originated the proposal and that secret deliberations have been underway for more than five months.
Netanyahu has now presented the proposal to the US, which made some changes and agreed to promote it. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will carry the plan, called “the Agreement of the Century” to Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait for review and discussion.
The provisions
The proposal has 21 points, but the main provisions are that the West Bank will be federated (or re-federated) with Jordan, and the Gaza Strip with Egypt. Together, they will be known as the Palestinian Confederation, ostensibly converting the Palestinian “Authority” into a national government, although it is already widely recognized as such and although it will not have any of the authority or sovereignty that nation states are deemed to have under international law.
Israel will govern Jewish settlements directly and Jerusalem is excluded from the proposal, for resolution at a later time. The primary function of Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority, therefore, will be to take over the security functions currently administered by the Israeli armed forces; i.e., to protect Israel and repress Palestinians. As they say in Israel, “When you have a dirty job, give it to an Arab.”
Other provisions concern development of infrastructure, international guarantees, and conversion of Hamas into a purely political party while integrating its military wing into the Palestinian security forces. The borders will be based on the armistice lines as of June 4th, 1967, with some territorial swaps. Refugees will be permitted to “return” to the West Bank and Gaza, even if it is not the home from which they were displaced. This is not going to be accepted by expatriate refugees in Lebanon, Syria and other countries, but they have always been disenfranchised in all proposals, and this one is no exception.
Unanswered questions
The biggest unanswered question is the status of Jerusalem. Will the Arab leaders accept an agreement that has no assurances at all with respect to Jerusalem? This is hard to imagine, and it was, in fact, the major stumbling block to an agreement at the Camp David Summit in 2000.
Another major unknown is what happens to the West Bank areas designated A, B and C in the Oslo agreement. Area A is the only one of the three where Oslo grants full administrative and security control to the Palestinian Authority, and it comprises less than 15% of the total area of the West Bank, itself only 18% of historic Palestine. Israel is unlikely to hand B and C over to Palestinian authority and limit the settlements to their current footprints, without prospect of outward expansion or new settlements. More likely, they will insist upon continuing the current arrangement, allowing Israel to continue expanding the settlements indefinitely. This is also unlikely to be acceptable to the Arabs and to the Palestinian people.
Analysis
What do the parties to the agreement expect to gain from it?
Israel wants to rid itself of the Palestinians. It wants the land but not the people. It also wants to stop being considered an occupier of someone else’s land. In 1948 it achieved this by massive ethnic cleansing and genocide. In 1967 it used the same methods but was somewhat less successful except on the Golan Heights, where it expelled 94% of the population. Since then, expulsions have been gradual and slower, except for the 2006 expulsion of a million people in south Lebanon, which was subsequently reversed by the victory of the Hezbollah resistance.
If the above assumptions about areas A, B and C are correct, a signed agreement means that Israel concedes nothing at all and will be able to continue with its territorial ambitions. However, it will rid itself of the Palestinians by farming out the occupation to Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority. The agreement also removes the teeth (such as they are) of Hamas, and makes Israel appear to be a “peacemaker” with a “generous proposal”.
Mahmoud Abbas’s interest is to become the president of a “real” (though not sovereign) country, recognized universally, even by Israel. He also gets Gaza in the bargain, as well as some handsome development funds that will improve the economy, at least in the short run. The recently announced “unity government” between Hamas and Fatah can be seen as a prelude to such an agreement, and a means of strengthening Abbas’s hand in the negotiations (which is why Israel is not very happy about it).
Hamas gains the least of any of the parties, but Israel’s decade-long siege on Gaza is now so debilitating that they are possibly loathe to dash the hopes of their people for relieving their isolation. They are under tremendous pressure to improve the intolerable living conditions, and may not wish to be seen as spoilers.
The Arab monarchies and Egypt want to be rid of the problem and to get on with other concerns, chiefly their rivalry and potential conflict with Iran. In this case they would like to be able to collaborate and ally themselves more openly with a powerful Israel, which the agreement will legitimate. Iraq and Syria, who are friendly to Iran, are not currently on Abbas’s itinerary, which underscores that their views are not likely to be given consideration.
The US also gets a Middle East peace agreement that has eluded eleven administrations since 1948, and which Trump desperately needs to bolster his flagging image on the domestic front. The agreement would also strengthen the hand of both the US and Israel to undertake aggressive action against Iran and destroy it as a regional power, which is an ambition of both countries and the conservative Arab regimes.
All of this assumes that the agreement will be approved. That is still a very big “if”. But Israel is also prepared for failure, which also works to their advantage. In that case Israel will do what it has always done: blame the Palestinians for refusing to be complicit in their own demise. They will then give their military a free hand to commit another pogrom, known in Israel as “mowing the grass”.
In fact, Israel may pull another plan off the shelf, one using a more direct means of ridding themselves of the Palestinians. They learned in Lebanon that they could create a million refugees in ten days, and thereby clear the land of its inhabitants. Instead of “mowing the grass”, this would be more akin to “scorching the earth”, which is also a definition of the term “holocaust”.

Source: “The Agreement of the Century”

Judge questions reasoning behind Trump Emoluments lawsuit — RT America

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:00

Judge questions reasoning behind Trump Emoluments lawsuit — RT America

A federal judge has raised concerns over the arguments from both parties in a lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump, which alleges that he violated the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause by accepting money from foreign governments through his businesses. On Wednesday, US District Judge George Daniels heard opening arguments in the first case in US history […]

Source: Judge questions reasoning behind Trump Emoluments lawsuit — RT America

Method or madness? Tories keep Brussels guessing with Brexit secrecy — RT UK

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 03:00

Method or madness? Tories keep Brussels guessing with Brexit secrecy — RT UK

Brussels is running out of patience with the government over Brexit, claiming it is completely unclear what Britain actually wants. Brexit has unexpectedly brought together European leaders and Britons in one respect: months into the process, neither Remainer nor Brexiteer nor Europhile understands what is going on. Britain’s position on many issues is still being […]

Source: Method or madness? Tories keep Brussels guessing with Brexit secrecy — RT UK

Las Vegas hotel security guard Jesus Campo reappears on TV after mysterious absence from previously scheduled interviews

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 01:58

Las Vegas hotel security guard Jesus Campo reappears on TV after mysterious absence from previously scheduled interviews

The hotel security guard injured by the Las Vegas gunman has broken his silence about the October 1 shooting that killed 58 people. He previously sparked national interest by disappearing from public view ahead of several scheduled TV interviews.

In a pre-recorded interview that aired Wednesday, Jesus Campos told Ellen DeGeneres that he had trouble reaching the shooter’s floor to inspect a door that was left ajar on the night of the shooting.

“There was a metal bracket holding the door in place,” Campos said, describing how he was blocked trying to enter the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel from a stairwell right next to the room rented by Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. “That was just out of the ordinary. It’s not normal.”

Campos is speaking for the first time in public after being interviewed by police. He was shot in the thigh by Paddock, who killed 58 people and injured 546 others gathered at a country music concert, in the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history.

Source: Las Vegas hotel security guard Jesus Campo reappears on TV after mysterious absence from previously scheduled interviews

PressTV-US asks UN to follow Trump on Iran

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 01:58

PressTV-US asks UN to follow Trump on Iran

US Ambassador Nikki Haley’s push to derail a UN Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East towards Iran’s nuclear deal has been met with backlash as most of the participants seek to focus on Israeli-Palestinian issues, especially Israel’s illegal settlements in the West Bank. During the meeting on the situation in the […]

Source: PressTV-US asks UN to follow Trump on Iran

Video: As Puerto Rico Faces $95 Billion Cleanup, Exposé Reveals Vulture Firms Who Own Its $74 Billion Debt

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:08

Video: As Puerto Rico Faces $95 Billion Cleanup, Exposé Reveals Vulture Firms Who Own Its $74 Billion Debt

https://democracynow.org – One month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, a major new investigation examines the looming question of what will … Via Youtube

Source: Video: As Puerto Rico Faces $95 Billion Cleanup, Exposé Reveals Vulture Firms Who Own Its $74 Billion Debt

US judge orders Trump admin to honor abortion request by undocumented teen — RT America

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:08

US judge orders Trump admin to honor abortion request by undocumented teen — RT America

A 15-weeks pregnant undocumented teenager apprehended last month on the US-Mexico border must be allowed to obtain an abortion “promptly and without delay,” a federal judge has told the Trump administration. “Jane Doe,” as the 17-year-old illegal immigrant is known in court documents, has a constitutional right to an elective abortion, US District Judge Tanya […]

Source: US judge orders Trump admin to honor abortion request by undocumented teen — RT America

Govt threatened with legal action over ‘humiliation & abuse’ at immigration center — RT UK

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:08

Govt threatened with legal action over ‘humiliation & abuse’ at immigration center — RT UK

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 14:26 The UK Home Office has been threatened with legal action unless it opens an inquiry into the awarding of government contracts to firms such as security giant G4S, after alleged “humiliation and abuse” of immigrants at a privately-run detention center. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has given Home […]

Source: Govt threatened with legal action over ‘humiliation & abuse’ at immigration center — RT UK

Prison Planet.com » Sweden Hit With Wave of Attempted Bombings

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:08

Prison Planet.com » Sweden Hit With Wave of Attempted Bombings

Five explosions or attempted bombings in the past week alone Paul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.comOctober 18, 2017 Sweden has been hit with a wave of attempted bombings over the past week, highlighting again how the once peaceful nation is changing rapidly. Last night, a powerful explosion ripped apart the entrance of o Helsingborg police station. Thankfully […]

Source: Prison Planet.com » Sweden Hit With Wave of Attempted Bombings

Video: Freed Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera on U.S. Colonialism After Hurricane Maria

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:08

Video: Freed Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera on U.S. Colonialism After Hurricane Maria

https://democracynow.org – One month after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, we hear from longtime Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López … Via Youtube

Source: Video: Freed Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera on U.S. Colonialism After Hurricane Maria

Prison Planet.com » Russian Bribery Cover-Up: Rosenstein to Investigate Himself?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:00

Prison Planet.com » Russian Bribery Cover-Up: Rosenstein to Investigate Himself?

Jeff Sessions’ bizarre comments stoke concern Paul Joseph WatsonPrison Planet.comOctober 18, 2017 Former U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who allegedly helped cover-up a bribery scandal involving the sale of U.S. uranium reserves to Russia, could end up investigating himself. Rosenstein was on the CFIUS committee that approved the sale despite knowing that, as The Hill reported, […]

Source: Prison Planet.com » Russian Bribery Cover-Up: Rosenstein to Investigate Himself?

Video: Why Are Women Prisoners Battling California Wildfires for as Little as $1 a Day?

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:00

Video: Why Are Women Prisoners Battling California Wildfires for as Little as $1 a Day?

https://democracynow.org – As raging wildfires in California scorch more than 200000 acres—roughly the size of New York City—more than 11000 firefighters … Via Youtube

Source: Video: Why Are Women Prisoners Battling California Wildfires for as Little as $1 a Day?

PressTV-EU leaders frustrated by UK’s Brexit position

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:00

PressTV-EU leaders frustrated by UK’s Brexit position

European Union President Donald Tusk has warned Britain not to expect any breakthrough in Brexit negotiations at an EU summit this week, saying London needed to come up with more concrete proposals. “I don’t expect any kind of breakthrough tomorrow — we have to work really hard in between October and December to finalize this […]

Source: PressTV-EU leaders frustrated by UK’s Brexit position

Florida couple evacuated after large sinkhole opens in front of their home

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:00

Florida couple evacuated after large sinkhole opens in front of their home

A Florida couple was evacuated from their mobile home after a large sinkhole opened up at an intersection just in front of their house.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that the hole – estimated to be 25 feet (7meters) wide and 15 feet (4 meters) deep – opened early Tuesday at the large Rolling Greens subdivision.

Linda McCormick lives in a home in the same neighborhood and says she had noticed a dip in the road for weeks.

Source: Florida couple evacuated after large sinkhole opens in front of their home

Atlanta hospital: No transplant for 2-year-old son until donor father follows law

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 21:00

Atlanta hospital: No transplant for 2-year-old son until donor father follows law

An Atlanta hospital says it won’t complete a 2-year-old boy’s organ transplant until his father stops getting into trouble with the law.

Twenty-six-year-old Anthony Dickerson is supposed to donate a kidney to his 2-year-old son, Anthony Jr., who was born without the organs.

Local media report that Emory University Hospital sent a letter to Carmellia Burgess delaying the surgery until Dickerson can show he complied with his parole officer for three months.

Dickerson has been in and out of jail, most recently charged with fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer as well as possession of a firearm or knife during the commission of attempted felonies.

Burgess says the hospital is unfairly endangering her son.

Source: Atlanta hospital: No transplant for 2-year-old son until donor father follows law

Video: Somalia Blasts: Deadliest act of terror in country’s history, hundreds killed & injured

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:57

Video: Somalia Blasts: Deadliest act of terror in country’s history, hundreds killed & injured

More than 276 people died after twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu. The death toll in Somalia’s deadliest attack in a decade has steadily risen since Saturday. Via Youtube

Source: Video: Somalia Blasts: Deadliest act of terror in country’s history, hundreds killed & injured

Democrats Used to Be the Party of Slavery: Doug Schoen Pushes the Case for Keeping the Democratic Party Allied with Wall Street | By

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:57

Democrats Used to Be the Party of Slavery: Doug Schoen Pushes the Case for Keeping the Democratic Party Allied with Wall Street | By

Doug Schoen, a former consultant to Bill Clinton, argued the case that the Democrats should keep their ties to Wall Street in a NYT column this morning. While he does advance his argument with some red-baiting and bad logic, he uses tradition as a starting point. “Many of the most prominent voices in the Democratic […]

Source: Democrats Used to Be the Party of Slavery: Doug Schoen Pushes the Case for Keeping the Democratic Party Allied with Wall Street | By

Nearly 3,000 govt docs found on home laptop used by Clinton adviser Abedin — RT America

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 18:57

Nearly 3,000 govt docs found on home laptop used by Clinton adviser Abedin — RT America

Published time: 18 Oct, 2017 16:45 Edited time: 18 Oct, 2017 17:54 The State Department admitted the FBI discovered nearly 3,000 government documents on a laptop belonging to the ex-husband of Hillary Clinton’s top adviser, Huma Abedin, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch said. The revelation was in response to a May 2015 lawsuit filed by […]

Source: Nearly 3,000 govt docs found on home laptop used by Clinton adviser Abedin — RT America








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