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  • Ukraine takes historic step toward NATO

    12/23/2014 8:39:40 AM PST · by KOZ. · 51 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 12/23/2014 | Dmitry Zaks
    Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine took a historic step toward NATO on Tuesday in a parliamentary vote that stoked Russia's anger ahead of talks on ending the ex-Soviet state's separatist war. Lawmakers in the government-controlled chamber overwhelmingly adopted a bill dropping Ukraine's non-aligned status -- a classification given to states such as Switzerland that refuse to join military alliances and thus play no part in wars. President Petro Poroshenko had vowed to put Ukraine under Western military protection after winning an election called in the wake of the February ouster in Kiev of a Moscow-backed president. "Ukraine's fight for its independence,...
  • Why Is the Labor Movement Involved in Ferguson? 'How Can We NOT Be Involved?'

    10/13/2014 2:56:08 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 21 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 10/11/2014 | Jackie Tortora
    As working people in Missouri gather for days of action demanding justice for Michael Brown, the labor movement and the AFL-CIO are joining them and supporting the groundwork being laid for racial and economic justice for the people of Ferguson and all over the country. See updates from Ferguson October (Oct. 10–13) by following the hashtag on Twitter: #FergusonOctoberIn the meantime, check out AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's speech on confronting racism. 
  • Ferguson Braces for Lynch Mob Revival

    10/10/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 10, 2014 | Matthew Vadum
    Ferguson Braces for Lynch Mob RevivalPosted By Matthew Vadum On October 10, 2014 @ 12:28 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 10 Comments Police in Ferguson, Mo. are preparing for the mayhem and deadly violence that radical activists are promising if a grand jury declines to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown two months ago.A grand jury is expected to determine next month if Wilson, a decorated white policeman, will face criminal charges for killing Brown, an 18-year-old black man who reportedly attacked him minutes after robbing a convenience store. The St. Louis suburb has been...
  • Putin Ally Praises German Foreign Minister's Ukraine Stance

    05/16/2014 11:10:49 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    wsj.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Andrea Thomas
    BERLIN--A close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin praised German diplomacy on Thursday while railing against the U.S. in the latest effort by Moscow to highlight western divisions over the Ukraine crisis. Vladimir Yakunin, president of the Russian Railways and one of the Russian officials on the U.S. sanctions list, lavished praise on Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany's foreign minister, who visited Ukraine this week to endorse the government's planned dialogue with its critics at home. "I know Mr. Steinmeier a little bit myself. I know he is very balanced and a very objective politician," Mr. Yakunin told reporters. "To my mind,...
  • It's not Russia that's pushed Ukraine to the brink of war

    05/01/2014 5:01:06 AM PDT · by McGruff · 74 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 30 April 2014 | Seumas Milne
    It's not Russia that's pushed Ukraine to the brink of war The attempt to lever Kiev into the western camp by ousting an elected leader made conflict certain. It could be a threat to us all The threat of war in Ukraine is growing. As the unelected government in Kiev declares itself unable to control the rebellion in the country's east, John Kerry brands Russia a rogue state. The US and the European Union step up sanctions against the Kremlin, accusing it of destabilising Ukraine. The White House is reported to be set on a new cold war policy with...
  • Cliven Bundy's Cattle Battle: Harry Reid, China and Agenda 21

    04/15/2014 6:44:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    investors.com ^ | 4/14/2014 | IBD Editorial
    Land Management: A Chinese solar farm that fries birds is OK, as is redrawing tortoise habitat boundaries to benefit political donors. But an American rancher grazing his cattle brings feds with sniper rifles. It appears Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy has, at least temporarily, wonhis "range war" with the paramilitary wing of the Bureau of Land Management. Fearing another Waco, BLM has announced it will no longer enforce a court order and stop stealing Bundy's cows, called "trespass cattle" by the feds, accused of grazing free on part of the 84% of Nevada that is federal property.
  • It's not Russia that is destabilising Ukraine

    04/08/2014 2:26:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 6 replies
    The Gaurdian ^ | 4-7-2014 | Sergri Lavrov
    The profound and pervasive crisis in Ukraine is a matter of grave concern for Russia. We understand perfectly well the position of a country which became independent just over 20 years ago and still faces complex tasks in constructing a sovereign state. Among them is the search for a balance of interests among its various regions, the peoples of which have different historical and cultural roots, speak different languages and have different perspectives on their past and present, and their country's future place in the world. Given these circumstances, the role of external forces should have been to help Ukrainians...
  • Expanded meeting of the Federal Security Service board (Putin Speech Today)

    04/07/2014 8:02:11 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 2 replies
    Kremlin ^ | 4-7-14 | Kremlin
    Vladimir Putin took part in an expanded meeting of the Federal Security Service board. PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Good afternoon, At this expanded meeting today, we will discuss the Federal Security Service’s results over the recent period and outline the priorities ahead (SNIP) Russia’s laws today give us the conditions we need for non-governmental and public organisations to work freely and transparently. But we will never accept for them to be used for destructive purposes. We will not accept a situation such as happened in Ukraine, when in many cases it was through non-governmental organizations that the nationalist and...
  • Ron Paul on Crimea: Why does US Care ?

    03/18/2014 11:16:19 AM PDT · by opentalk · 189 replies
    Politico ^ | March 18, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    Former Rep. Ron Paul says that America’s reaction to Crimea’s vote to secede from Ukraine should be,“so what?” “Why does the U.S. care which flag will be hoisted on a small piece of land thousands of miles away?” the Texas Republican and libertarian icon wrote in a USA Today op-ed Monday. ...Over the weekend, Crimeans voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia,which the Russian government has moved to approve. American politicians have called the vote a sham and the administration has said it does not recognize the results of the vote,placing sanctions on some Russian officials in response. Ron...
  • April 14, 2011: Leading party says Soros prepares “Libyan scenario” for Ukraine

    02/18/2014 5:36:03 PM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 69 replies
    Russia Today.com ^ | 14 April 2011
    Ukraine’s leading political party has said that the international financier George Soros has been preparing a “Lybian scenario” for the country. ­The head of the Party of Regions parliamentary faction Aleksandr Yefremov said in a televised comment on Wednesday that he had information that George Soros had allocated funds for the overthrow of the Ukrainian political authorities. “I even have information that Soros has allocated certain funds in order to prepare a certain group of young boys here in Ukraine who could launch any existing projects based on the North Africa examples,” Yefremov said. He also added that he hoped...
  • Livni blocks bill limiting foreign gov't donations to far-left NGOs

    12/15/2013 11:32:13 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 15/12/13 | Lahav Harkov
    Justice Minister Tzipi Livni appealed a bill declaring donations to anti-Israel non-governmental organizations from foreign governments no longer exempt from tax, after it was approved by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday. Eight ministers from Likud, Yisrael Beytenu and Bayit Yehudi approved the bill in the ministerial committee, while Hatnua and Yesh Atid ministers voted against it. The legislation proposed by Bayit Yehudi faction chairwoman Ayelet Shaked and MK Robert Ilatov (Likud Beytenu) amends the Income Tax Law so that NGOs will have to pay 45 percent tax on donations from foreign governments if the organization or members of...
  • Spanish Gov't Funding Anti-Israel NGOs, Finds New Report

    06/18/2013 7:12:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    inn ^ | 6/18/2013 | Elad Benari
    The Spanish government provided funding between 2009 and 2011 to political NGOs leading the campaigns to delegitimize Israel through demonization, boycotts, lawfare and other forms of political attacks, according to an NGO Monitor report issued on Tuesday. The report provides comprehensive and detailed evidence of the use and/or misuse of official Spanish funds, including regional governments. The analysis, entitled "Assessing Transparency, Accountability, and Impact on Israel", issued in Spanish and English, was written by Soeren Kern and Prof. Gerald M. Steinberg. Kern is an analyst at the Madrid-based Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos / Strategic Studies Group; Steinberg is President of...
  • State grants Secret Service vast new powers (Colorado)

    03/29/2013 8:45:49 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 94 replies
    wnd ^ | March 29, 2013 3 hours ago | Jack Minor
    Soon will be able to enforce Obama gun laws without sheriffs' help A bill is heading to Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper’s desk that Republican lawmakers say would give members of the Secret Service broad arrest powers in the state and could provide a framework for federal agents eventually to enforce gun restrictions. “This is absolutely insane,” Rep. Lori Saine, R-Dacono, said. “In theory if a Secret Service agent is in a county where the sheriff has refused to enforce some of the recent unenforceable gun laws, the agent could arrest an individual if he believes the law has been broken.”...
  • McCain’s Mideast Blunders

    01/19/2013 6:37:34 AM PST · by arthurus · 11 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 19 January 2013 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    This, of course, was a much more sophisticated theory than you’d get from lunatics like Michele Bachmann. Sit down for this, because I know it’s hard to believe anyone could spout such nutter stuff, but Bachmann actually opposed U.S. intervention in Libya. She claimed — stop cackling! — that many of McCain’s heroes might actually be jihadists ideologically hostile to the U.S. and linked to groups such as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), the terror enterprise’s North African franchise. She even thought — yeah, I know, crazy — that if Qaddafi were deposed, the heroes would get their hands...
  • Report: CIA Refused Request for Back-up in Benghazi Terror Attack

    10/26/2012 9:36:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 26, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    Another LINK to Fox New's breaking Benghazi CIA story. Report: CIA Refused Request for Back-up in Benghazi Terror AttackLISTEN to the very end; ALL 5:37 of Jennifer Griffin's report.
  • Background Regarding Obama, Cabinet Official's Abandonment of Benghazi Officers, Staff

    10/26/2012 12:01:09 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 15 replies
    Vanity | 10/26/2012 | Self
    There are many powerful outside influences on both Obama and Hillary and many high-level American politicians. These links are mostly from wikipedia, so it can't be said that these are "conservative conspiracy theories". There are myriad think tanks, organizations, governmental agencies, NGO's (non-governmental organizations) that do a lot together to strategize, gather information, and take actions of all kinds, i.e., political, economic, academic, etc., doing what they "think is best for... USA/World/Themselves/etc." From the early 1900's, NGOs have had extremely significant impact on U.S. government policies - the first major one being, perhaps, the design of the Post-WWI negotiations (Council...
  • The Paradox of Israeli Politics: Vote Right, Get Left

    04/25/2012 1:22:08 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 16 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 4/25/'12 | Adina Kutnicki
    Many supporters of Israel are bedeviled by a glaring contradiction in Israeli political life. How can it be that, regardless of which party wins an election, leftist policies are invariably implemented? Since 1977 Likud has won several elections based on a platform of a Greater Israel. Nevertheless, it was under Likud Prime Minister Menachem Begin that the entire Sinai was relinquished. There are many other substantive examples of leftist policies routinely supplanting right-wing electoral successes, but two in particular stand out: 1. Likud’s Ariel Sharon was elected prime minister on February 6, 2001 by a landslide margin. His win should...
  • Egypt will not be swayed by aid threat in NGOs case: PM

    02/08/2012 11:03:35 AM PST · by Qbert · 7 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 2/8/2012 | Tamim Elyan & Yasmine Saleh
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt said on Wednesday it would not be swayed by threats to aid when investigating foreign-funded pro-democracy groups and NGOs, a case that has prompted Washington to warn that U.S. military support worth $1.3 billion a year may be in jeopardy. The United States wants Egypt to drop travel bans on at least 19 U.S. citizens involved in the case but Egypt's government says it cannot intervene in a judicial probe of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) over whether they violated laws such as receiving foreign cash without official approval. A total of 43 foreign and local activists are...
  • Egypt Will Try Son Of Former Illinois Congressman

    02/06/2012 9:30:39 AM PST · by Qbert · 35 replies
    My Stateline (Fox 39) ^ | February 6, 2012 | Colin Clarke
    (Cairo, Egypt)  --  Egypt is set to try 19 Americans, including the son of former Illinois Congressman Ray LaHood. Egyptian officials announced yesterday that Sam LaHood is among the 43 people to be tried for what prosecutors called using funds from their non-profit organizations to foment unrest in their country.
  • Egypt to prosecute 44 workers, including 19 Americans, after raids on rights groups

    02/05/2012 8:14:38 AM PST · by tobyhill · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/5/2012 | fox news
    The son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is among 19 Americans being referred to criminal trial for allegedly receiving foreign funds illegally and being involved in banned activity in Egypt, several news agencies reported Sunday. In all, Egyptian officials say 44 non-governmental organization workers will be put before the court after investigating judges claimed they had reason to try the democracy and rights workers. The move is likely to further sour relations between Egypt's military rulers and the United States, the Arab nation's chief western backer for more than 30 years. The decision came just after Secretary of State Hillary...
  • The George Soros Plot to Destroy Israel

    12/20/2011 1:05:48 AM PST · by Never A Dull Moment · 12 replies
    New American ^ | 12-15-2011 | SAM BLUMENFELD
    If you’re wondering who’s funding the network of left-wing, non-government organizations in Israel, which aim to topple Netanyahu’s government and turn Israel into an Arab majority state, it turns out to be the same man who’s funding the Occupy Wall Street mobs: George Soros. Tel Aviv has had to contend with the same left-wing protests, tents and all, obviously all coordinated by one central global puppeteer. That is why the Israeli Knesset passed the NGO Funding Transparency Bill by 40 to 34 in February. It was a hard-fought battle. But despite its neutered state, the bill survived and was enacted....
  • A 'Human Rights' Swindle in Colombia (NGO Fraud)

    11/08/2011 10:32:00 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2011 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    As Occupy Wall Street droned on about the evils of corporate avarice last month, a multimillion-dollar international scandal broke in Bogotá, exposing greed and corruption in the "nongovernmental organization" (NGO) world of human rights.
  • Haiti: When Will Rebuilding Begin? [Video][CIRH,CGI Chaired By Bill Clinton Slow to Act]

    04/17/2011 2:31:45 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 28 replies
    France 24.com ^ | 14/03/2011 | Alexandra RENARD
    In 35 seconds, the city of Léogane was almost entirely destroyed by last year’s earthquake. A year after, 80% of the victims are still living in camps surrounded by rubble, without water or electricity. Despite millions in international aid, the rebuilding process is at a standstill.
  • The UN Plan For Human Settlements (Obama Plan)

    05/15/2010 7:56:54 PM PDT · by bronxville · 71 replies · 1,030+ views
    Berit Kjos ^ | ,June 1996 | Berit Kjos
    Bicycles instead of cars? Dense apartment clusters instead of single homes? Community rituals instead of churches? "Human rights" instead of religious freedom? The UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) which met June 3-14 [1996]in Istanbul, painted an alarming picture of the 21st century community. The American ways-free speech, individualism, travel, and Christianity-are out. A new set of economic, environmental, and social guidelines are in. Citizenship, democracy, and education have been redefined. Handpicked civil leaders will implement UN "laws", bypassing state and national representatives to work directly with the UN. And politically correct "tolerance"-meaning "the rejection of dogmatism and absolutism"...
  • Tunisian Revolt: Another Soros/NED Jack-Up?

    02/05/2011 4:07:23 AM PST · by bronxville · 7 replies
    Foreign Policy Journal ^ | January 18, 2011 | Dr. K R Bolton
    Tunisian Revolt: Another Soros/NED Jack-Up? National Endowment for Democracy (NED) by Dr. K R Bolton January 18, 2011 “Spontaneous” demonstrations of thousands of youths pouring out into the streets with such force as to compel the flight of a long-time president… To which country are we alluding: Georgia, Serbia, Myanmar,[1] Ukraine, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Iran, Hungary…? This time it is Tunisia. All of these “revolts” followed the same pattern. Already the Tunisian revolt is being called a “color revolution” by media and political pundits, and it has also been provided with a name; the “Jasmine Revolution,”[2] like the abortive “Green” and...
  • At the UN, NGOs Blame Israel for Plight of Palestinian Women

    01/18/2011 11:43:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 1/18/11 | Alana Goodman
    Today a UN committee looked into whether Israel was complying with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). And, of course, human rights groups came out in full force to blame discrimination against Palestinian women on Israel — including the poor quality of girls’ education, domestic violence, and early marriage. According to an NGO Monitor press release this morning, left-wing human rights groups like Badil, Al Haq, and the Defense for Children International “submitted a statement to the Committee prior to the review, regarding women’s rights in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. In...
  • B'Tselem Accuses Israel, Hamas Exonerates

    11/22/2010 12:02:03 PM PST · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz 7 ^ | 3/8/09 | Hillel Fendel
    A left-wing Israeli civil rights group accuses Israel of killing an Arab about whom it is “not known” if he took part in fighting Israel. Hamas, on the other hand, says the terrorist was killed when the bomb he was carrying blew up. Arab affairs correspondent Yehonatan Dehoah-HaLevy, writing for the News-1 Hebrew-language website, has found further proof of his thesis that “not everyting B’Tselem reports must be believed.” He writes that the organization continues to blame Israel for the death of Iyad Lafi Yusuf Al-Ahres, and that the death came about for no apparent reason.
  • The new world devised by Maurice Strong and George Soros

    10/16/2009 8:35:58 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 18 replies · 1,441+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | November 24, 2008 | Judi McLeod
    Have you ever wondered how capitalism was pushed over the edge of the cliff just six weeks before the American presidential election? According to financial experts, the world, as we know it will change dramatically by the year 2012. People, who provided for their families only three years ago, will be desperately searching for food. The story of the economic meltdown of 2008 begins and ends with the United Nations and its carefully managed One World Order. Behind the curtain of this dark chapter in human misery are ogres Maurice Strong and George Soros. It is both power lust and...
  • Mexico City Policy vs Mexico City SWINE [flu]

    04/27/2009 8:37:37 PM PDT · by topher · 4 replies · 1,020+ views
    April 27, 2009 | vanity
    Albert Schweitzer has been attributed with the comment: "When God does not want to make His way known, He uses coincidence." Christians (with a proper understanding of their faith), understand how evil abortion is. It dates back to the Jewish belief that only three things are allowed to be buried in a Jewish cemetery: Holy Books, people and the unborn. I personally consider Ronald Reagan to be the greatest president during my lifetime. He was the one who instituted the Mexico City Policy -- forbidding the use of US Government funds for NGO's to promote abortion internationally. Basically, the Mexico...
  • U.N. commission meeting promotes radicalism, criticizes Catholicism

    03/09/2009 12:13:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 487+ views
    CNA ^ | March 9, 2009
    New York City, N.Y., Mar 8, 2009 / 09:36 pm (CNA).- Representatives of several countries and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) met at the United Nations this week for the annual Commission on the Status of Women. Purportedly intended to discuss relations between men and women and care for HIV/AIDS victims, the event was instead used to criticize the Catholic Church and to promote radical ideas on abortion, homosexual rights and sex education.According to the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), radical feminist NGOs criticized the Catholic Church’s strong pro-life stance at several events.At the Center for Reproductive Rights event...
  • Experts say US "war on terror" eroded rights worldwide

    02/16/2009 3:18:52 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies · 1,401+ views
    Reuters ^ | February 16, 2009 | Laura MacInnis
    Washington's "war on terror" after the September 11 attacks has eroded human rights worldwide, creating lingering cynicism that the United Nations must now combat, international law experts said on Monday. Mary Robinson, who was the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights when al Qaeda militants flew hijacked planes into the World Trade Centre and Pentagon in 2001, said the United States caused harm with some of the ways it responded. "Seven years after 9/11 it is time to take stock and repeal abusive laws and policies," the former Irish president said, warning that harsh U.S. detentions and interrogations in Iraq,...
  • The real people behind people power (is Bush orchestrating the revolutions in former Soviet states?)

    04/05/2005 7:37:04 AM PDT · by dead · 14 replies · 828+ views
    The Guardian via SMH ^ | April 6, 2005 | John Laughland
    The US is turning on old friends in Europe, writes John Laughland. Before he denounced the "prevailing influence" of the US in the "anti-constitutional coup" that overthrew him, President Askar Akayev of Kyrgyzstan used an interesting phrase to attack those who were stirring up trouble in the drug-ridden Ferghana Valley. A criminal "third force", linked to the drug mafia, was struggling to gain power. Originally a label for covert operatives shoring up apartheid in South Africa before it was adopted by the US-backed "pro-democracy" movement in Iran in November 2001, the third force is also the title of a book...
  • Knights Templar to Vatican: Give us back our assets

    08/04/2008 5:23:47 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 34 replies · 208+ views
    The Register ^ | 8/4/8 | Joe Fay
    The Knights Templar are demanding that the Vatican give them back their good name and, possibly, billions in assets into the bargain, 700 years after the order was brutally suppressed by a joint venture between the Pope and the King of France. If the Holy See doesn’t comply, the warrior knights, renowned for liberating the Holy Land, will deploy that most fearsome of weapons: a laborious court case through the creaking Spanish legal system. The Daily Telegraph reports that The Association of the Sovereign Order of the Temple of Christ has launched a court case in Spain, demanding Pope Benedict...
  • FARC's 'Human Rights' Friends

    07/07/2008 8:02:15 AM PDT · by wm_tate · 7 replies · 171+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/7/08 | Mary Anastasia O'Grady
    It may have taken years for army intelligence to infiltrate the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, and it may have been tough to convincingly impersonate rebels. But what seems to have been a walk in the park was getting the FARC to believe that an NGO was providing resources to help it in the dirty work of ferrying captives to a new location.
  • Friends of Terror in Peru (Soros backed NGOs)

    04/28/2008 5:59:16 AM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 1 replies · 167+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4-28-08 | MARY ANASTASIA O'GRADY
    .....Meanwhile the work of other foreign-funded NGOs in the interest of terrorist organizations warrants urgent attention. Take the Peruvian "human-rights" group Aprodeh, which labored in Europe to get the MRTA off the terrorist list there, even though Peru still considers it a grave threat to its security. In 2007, according to government records, Aprodeh received funding from Oxfam America, George Soros's Open Society, the John Merck Foundation, the city of Barcelona, the Dutch embassy and a U.S. government agency called the Inter-American Foundation, among others. On Friday, the Peruvian government asked Aprodeh to explain how its NGO status allows it...
  • WSJ’s O’Grady: Soros Funds Terrorism

    04/28/2008 8:42:19 AM PDT · by vadum · 46 replies · 283+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | April 28, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Mary Anastasia O'Grady writes in today's Wall Street Journal that George Soros's Open Society Institute has been funding terrorism. In a column entitled Friends of Terror in Peru, O'Grady notes that Thursday's vote by the European Parliament to take the Peruvian guerrilla group known as the Tupac Amaru (aka MRTA) off its terrorist list has Peru in an uproar. For good reason: The MRTA is notorious for kidnapping, torturing and murdering civilians to advance its political agenda. More recently, Peruvian officials have linked it to Hugo Chávez's "Bolivarian Movement," which seeks to destabilize democracies in Latin America, and to the...
  • Becoming a Force For Good

    10/18/2007 5:04:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies · 33+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 18, 2007 | Rebecca Hagelin
    What makes The Heritage Foundation one of the most famous and widely quoted nonprofit companies worldwide? Having a top-notch staff to promote public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values and a strong national defense helps, no question. But as the new book Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits shows, it’s more than that. Heritage succeeds because its leaders follow certain “high-impact” practices that have elevated the 34-year-old institution to the forefront of the nonprofit world. Figuring out what those high-impact practices are matters, because success in the nonprofit...
  • Environmental Activist Funding, Agendas Exposed

    08/20/2007 2:43:22 PM PDT · by vadum · 9 replies · 1,146+ views
    Environment News ^ | September 1, 2007 | Jay Lehr, Ph.D.
    Environmental Activist Funding, Agendas Exposed Written By: Review by Jay Lehr, Ph.D. Published In: Environment News Publication Date: September 1, 2007 Publisher: The Heartland Institute The Green Wave: Environmentalism and Its Consequences Bonner Cohen Capital Research Center, 2006 240 pages, $14.95, ISBN 1892934116 Available online through Amazon.com T.S. Eliot once said, "half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don't mean to do harm--but the harm does not interest them. Or they justify it, because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves." Eliot...
  • In Deep Shadows Of New Age And Push For Globalism Is An Occult Organization

    04/24/2007 10:10:12 PM PDT · by Coleus · 20 replies · 735+ views
    Spirit Daily ^ | 04.24.07 | Michael Brown
    Deep in the shadows of the New Age is an organization that is linked to the United Nations and striving to create a New World Order.  It is not the stuff of paranoia. It is not a conspiracy theory. It is a simple fact.  Recently, I called attention to Bohemian Grove, a clandestine meeting place for world leaders north of San Francisco, and now would like to call attention to this group on the other coast.  I'd like to know, once and for all, about Lucis Trust. I'd like to know what they want. I want to know why they...
  • French aid workers killed in Rio

    02/27/2007 7:18:56 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 3 replies · 352+ views
    The BBC ^ | 28 Feb 2007 | Staff
    Three French aid workers in Brazil have been stabbed to death at the offices of the charity they worked for in Rio. Police say the three, a couple who headed the charity and a male employee, were killed by the organisation's treasurer, who allegedly hired hit men. Police say they have arrested the treasurer and that he had confessed to the crime. They say he had stolen funds from Terr'Ativa, a French-Brazilian NGO helping slum children. "The motive was not to leave any trace of the siphoning of the money," deputy district police chief Marcus Castro told reporters.
  • Speaking of 'Nuts': Agenda 21, in a nutshell

    09/08/2006 11:55:01 AM PDT · by Issaquahking · 31 replies · 890+ views
    Klamath Bucket Brigade ^ | September 2, 2006 | Jim Kirwan
    While this new world of corporate governance/ lobbyists/ privatization of the commons etc; seems difficult to understand (disguised as it is with buzz words – and meaningless jibberish), it’s really not as complex as one might think. After you learn how to ignore the superficial banalities, and get to the meat (if there is any) of the message being given. Most times you’ll hear just fluff and nutter talk – sounds important but isn’t. While we naturally focus upon local issues and concerns such as community development, roads, tons of garbage, forest access, tourism, sportsmen’s rights, lack of snow, no...
  • FDA: Restaurants on front lines in obesity fight

    06/02/2006 2:15:16 PM PDT · by xrp · 74 replies · 986+ views
    CNN Dot Com ^ | 6/2/2006 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Those heaping portions at restaurants -- and doggie bags for the leftovers -- may be a thing of the past, if health officials get their way. The government is trying to enlist the help of the nation's eateries in fighting obesity. One of the first things on their list: cutting portion sizes.
  • Wayne LaPierre Dreads A Hillary Presidency

    05/10/2006 2:31:06 AM PDT · by ovrtaxt · 81 replies · 1,967+ views
    newsmax ^ | May 10, 2006 | Dave Eberhart
    FAIRFAX, Va. -- Wayne LaPierre, executive vice-president of the National Rifle Association, tells NewsMax that the United Nations is dead set on writing a treaty that will curb domestic ownership of guns. He also says his worst fear is that a Hillary Rodham Clinton presidency would allow such a treaty to severely damage Second Amendment rights. "She has never cast a pro-gun vote in the U.S. Senate," advises LaPierre, author of "The Global War on Your Guns: Inside the U.N. Plan to Destroy the Bill of Rights." "She will probably be the most anti-firearm Second Amendment candidate to ever run...
  • Kabul clerics rally behind Taliban: Urge worshippers to `pick up a gun' against government

    05/22/2006 8:46:40 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 27 replies · 846+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | May 22 2006 | Chris Sands
    Clerics in Kabul mosques are urging worshippers to join the Taliban's fight against the Afghan government and international troops. Some imams here believe the time is right to call for holy war. "The only thing (people) can do is fight against the government and I am telling them they can do that. They can pick up a gun and fight against the government," said Abdullah, a 52-year-old imam wary of giving his full name for fear of reprisals. "It's a reality, the fighters are getting stronger and stronger because the government is alienating the community and the people," Abdullah said....
  • A Million Paths to Peace

    04/25/2006 4:11:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 1 replies · 256+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 24 Apr 2006 | Michael Strong
    Something extraordinary is happening in global development circles. For the first time since the 19th century, progressive activists are embracing trade as positive tool for change. The global NGO Oxfam is the latest progressive interest group to change its tune. It has launched a campaign to end agricultural subsidies in the developed world. This could represent a fundamental turning of the tide from a world based on nationalism and violence to a world based on commerce and peace. Oxfam has a new section on its website devoted to "the private sector's role in development," where they acknowledge that "Oxfam GB...
  • The Jihad of the Israeli Left

    03/20/2006 4:10:42 PM PST · by Alouette · 2 replies · 206+ views
    Israel National News ^ | Mar. 20, 2006 | Steven Plaut
    In the campaign in the UK to organize an academic boycott of Israeli universities, led by the British Association of University Teachers (AUT), it turned out that a fanatic anti-Israel faculty member at an Israeli university, Ilan Pappe from the University of Haifa, was the driving force. He was seeking to create a boycott of his own university. That boycott campaign ultimately fizzled and failed. But the attempts by radical anti-Israel faculty members in Israel to promote attacks on their own country continue. Recent campaigns are in some ways more outrageous and far worse than the earlier boycott initiative. The...
  • United Nations Plans for America's Future

    03/08/2006 7:46:43 AM PST · by Calpernia · 47 replies · 3,103+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | SEPT. 2000
    At the 55th annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 5-9, 2000, called the Millennium Assembly and Summit, far-reaching plans are underway to turn the corner from a world of sovereign, independent nation-states to a world of disparate peoples subordinated to the supreme authority of the United Nations. These plans call for the total restructuring of the mission and powers of the United Nations. To achieve this goal, the UN is scheduled to consider at least two actions, by consensus rather than by formal vote: adoption of the Earth Charter, a document whose...
  • Stem Cell Bill Takes Center Stage Today

    03/06/2006 6:06:46 AM PST · by Calpernia · 25 replies · 531+ views
    NJ101.5 ^ | Monday, March 6, 2006
    Former Governor and current State Senate President Dick Codey sponsors the legislation. He says, "We would be the first in the country to build a building dedicated solely to stem cell research." He adds, "We would be using existing tobacco bond monies so, we're not spending new money." $150 million dollars would be needed leading many critics to ask, "What else could that money be used for?" Codey says, "This is about saving lives in the future." He asks, "If the cure for diabetes or something else came out of this New Jersey facility, wouldn't that be a great legacy…it...
  • Red Cross cash ‘wasted’ on stars

    03/04/2006 6:35:20 PM PST · by Gomez · 68 replies · 2,679+ views
    TIMES OMLINE ^ | March 05, 2006 | Marie Colvin
    THE American Red Cross has come under fire over payments to publicists who recruited stars to add lustre to its image, even as funds ran short for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The controversy could not have come at a worse time for the charity: this Tuesday, it unveils a “celebrity cabinet” of personalities whose glamour will be exploited to attract money, volunteers and donations of blood. Its critics are unhappy at what they call an inappropriate use of funds. “They’re hoping people will send them money on the basis of celebrity, as opposed to good works and effectiveness,” said Daniel...
  • Round One: Hamas Wins

    03/03/2006 5:24:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 3 replies · 588+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | March 3, 2006 | Brigitte Gabriel
      Victim hood works. The Palestinian PM designate, Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas leader of the new government in Ramallah, some would call it Hamastan, is spewing “taqiyyah,” religiously condoned lying by Muslims to “trick” western unbelievers. He says that the PA would recognize Israel if it gave up all of Samaria, Judea and east Jerusalem and let 3.5 million plus Palestinian refugee "victims" get their rights of return “honored.” Israel promptly rejected these destructive conditions and his lying proposition. Ibrahim Hooper of the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), those wonderful folks who want to replace our Constitution with Shari’a...