Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 1st, Northbay Uprising Radio News

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[]to end the USA's endless wars, in harmony with Principle 1 & 6 of International Law [], the 5 protocols of the Convention on Conventional Weapons (CCW)[], and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights [].

* "US Playing Role of 'World Financial Gendarme' ; The US government uses enormous corporate fines to strenghten its economy and play the role of world's financial police force" (2015-09-26, []
* "US Military Involvement Leads to Total Chaos Worldwide - Austrian Media" (2015-09-24, []
* "US special operations forces deployed to 135 countries in 2015" (2015-09-25, []
* "US Special Ops Deployed in Nearly 70% of the World's Nations This Year" (2015-09-26, []

* "Know World War II, Avoid World War III" (2015-09-27, [], with "US Geopolitical-Military Encirclement of China" map [], and attached video "The Battle of China" (1944, USA Army) [], [begin excerpt]: An Asian state aggressively expanding its military, bullying its neighbors, illegally fortifying islands, and bent on regional, then global domination - sound familiar? Are you thinking it's China 2015? No, it is Japan 1937-1944.
So shockingly similar is American propaganda regarding Japan during World War II to the propaganda being leveled against Beijing today that it seems almost intentional. Or perhaps those on Wall Street and Washington think so little of the general public's ability to discern fact from fiction, they see no reason to revise the script and are going ahead with a remake faithful to the original with only a few minor casting twists.
This US government production is titled "Why We Fight: A Series of Seven Information Films" with this particular part titled, "The Battle of China" released in 1944.
It describes Japan almost verbatim as how the US today describes China. China is depicted as a righteous victim - but as the film elaborates - it is clear that any affinity shown toward the Chinese people is only due to the fact that the US held significant economic and geopolitical interests there. Admittedly, the US military was already occupying China after extorting through "gunboat diplomacy" concessions from China's subjugated, servile government - not unlike US troops occupying Japan today, hosted by a capitulating government in Tokyo.
Japan in the film is depicted as a "blood crazed" race of barbarians, while the Chinese are depicted as noble resistors. Of course, this narrative shifted immediately as soon as US interests were ousted from China and US troops began occupying and shaping the destiny of conquered Japan after the war. [end excerpt]

* "Yemen as Laboratory: Why is the West So Silent About This Savage War?" (2015-09-23, []

* "Apple kills drone strike news app for 'objectionable content' " (2015-09-29, []

Updates on campaigns for for Peace, Justice, & Freedom across the greater Bay Area, Norcal, and Socal

* Justice4Pedie press conference []: The Oscar Grant Committee and the family of Pedie Perez have written an open letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling for a full and independent investigation of the shooting death of Pedie Perez. When the U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, visits Richmond tomorrow, for a closed session in City Council chambers (but the Richmond City Council was not invited!), they will have an informational table/picket set up in the Plaza and request community support to bring attention to this matter. The letter and more information is available here (.pdf) [], more information is at the Committee's website, [].

Black Power! Revive the Community! Defend the Nation!

* "Venezuelan President Maduro Meets with Black Leaders in Harlem" (2015-09-28, [] [begin excerpt]: While in New York for the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro met with leaders from the Black community in Harlem Monday, discussing various issues including police brutality and structural racism.
During the the People of African Descent Leadership Summit, President Maduro listened to a panel of activists and experts discuss the current socio-economic challenges faced by Black communities in the United States.
In response, the Venezuelan leader expressed solidarity with the victims of police brutality and discriminatory policing tactics.
“From South America, please believe me when I tell you, that we have also suffered along with you against this old narrative of racism, which continues to afflict our people,” Maduro stated. [end excerpt]

* "Killing a White Person is Almost the Only Reason Convicts Get Death Penalty; Several studies have indicated that almost the only way murderers receive the death penalty, is if their victim was white" (2015-09-24, []

It doesn't matter if it is true or not, what matters is that it's "believable", enough so that monopolist news media consumers will spread the lie as though it were true.
* "ISIS Recruiting Criminals, Anarchists Who Participated In Ferguson Riots" (2014-12-24, []

* "Policing the Manufactured Ghettos" (2015-08-14, by Jeffrey St. Clair) [] [begin excerpt]: Back in 1981, Cockburn interviewed Howe in his Race and Class office after the Brixton and Toxteth riots. Overweening police power and state racism were fuelling unofficial racism, with innumerable murderous attacks on blacks in a Britain ravaged by Margaret Thatcher’s economic policies. At the start of April, 1981, the police launched Operation Swamp 81 to combat street crime. More than 1,000 people were stopped and questioned in the first four days. The uprising in Brixton began on April 9 and lasted through April 11. There were 4,000 police in the area and 286 people arrested. By the weekend of July 10-12 riots were taking place in 30 towns and cities – black and white youths together and in some case white youths alone. They were scenes, as Lord Scarman said of Brixton, “of violence and disorder… the like of which had not previously been seen in this century in Britain.
“The riots opened up an entirely new political ethos,” Howe said back then. “To understand the organizational stages that we are moving to, it is essential to know that in the late 1960s there were black-power organizations in almost every city in this country. A combination of repression – not as sharp as in the United States – but repression British style and Harold Wilson’s political cynicism undermined that movement. What he did was offer a lot of money to the black community, which set up all kinds of advice centers and projects for this and projects for that. So, in some black communities, if you have a headache somebody is onto you saying, ‘Well, look, I have a project with blacks with headaches.’ That paralysed the political initiative of blacks. It was done for you by the state and, as you know, Britain is saturated with the concept of welfare.The riots have broken through that completely, smashed it to smithereens, indicating that it has no palliative, no cure for the cancer.” [end excerpt]

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* "Hyatt Outsources Jobs: The People Protest" (2015-09-23, by R. Robertson ) []: Hyatt uses labor agencies that provide it with large pools of workers who are often Latino or Black. The economic effect on these workers is huge. Wages are lower, and even full time employees often end up working without health insurance or sick days.  Hyatt's aggressive use of subcontractors allows it to pay poverty wages to workers. Yesterday in front of the Tech Mart and the Santa Clara Hyatt, pro-labor groups protested the giant hotel chain's lack of corporate responsibility.  Participating groups including co-organizers Silicon Valley Rising and union SEIU-USWW. (Service Employees International Union-United Service Workers West). The San Jose Peace and Justice Center, Las Abuelitas Enojadas (Raging Grannies), and other unions/groups were well represented. As it coincided with the same day as the Pope's visit to Washington D.C., clergy members who spoke cited the international religious figure's call for economic justice in speeches.
* "Silicon Valley Low Wage Workers Rise Up!" ten photos (2015-07-23, by R. Robertson) []: Low wage workers help make Silicon Valley the most prosperous region in the world, yet they struggle every day to feed their families, pay their rent, and take care of themselves and their children.  While their direct employees are often well compensated, many large companies, including the Hyatt in Santa Clara, contract out many of their jobs to workers who are poorly paid and don't receive even the most basic benefits. These Silicon Valley corporations use underpaid black, Latino and immigrant contract labor as landscaping workers, janitors, cooks and security guards. Yesterday, a joint effort between Silicon Valley Rising and SEIU-United Service Workers West brought together workers and their supporters in a demonstration in front of the Hyatt Santa Clara. The group then marched to one of the contractors the Hyatt uses, Universal Protection Services, where they renewed their protest.

* "Legacy of the Delano grape strike, 50 years later" (2015-09-16, []


* "The City of Oakland is facing a serious affordable housing crisis" (2015-09-23, by Lynda Carson) []

* "Indicted for bank fraud, property manager Scott Safadi blames owners for mass evictions" (2015-09-25 by Lynda Carson) []

information collected by the Committee to
* "Activists hold ground at city hall for 11th week in a row: An account of the 11th Freedom Sleepers protest against the Santa Cruz camping ban law" (2015-09-25, Newswire) []

Documenting human-rights abuse by domestic security agencies

* "NYPD Cop Infamous for Protester Intimidation Was Prison Guard at Abu Ghraib; In a shocking twist, it turns out NYPD Deputy Inspector Andrew J. Lombardo, notorious among activists for his harsh treatment and psychological games against demonstrators, was a prison guard at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison during the US’ prisoner torture scandal" (2015-09-24, []

* "Video Shows Man Jailed for Traffic Ticket Slowly Dying in Police Custody" (2015-09-24, []

* " ‘Execution:’ Cellphone footage shows Delaware cops shooting man in wheelchair" (2015-09-25, [], attached video [], [begin excerpt]:
New cellphone footage allegedly shows Delaware police officers in a fatal encounter with a man in a wheelchair on Wednesday. The officers had responded to a call reporting that the man had shot himself. A relative called the death an “execution.”
The video allegedly depicts the grizzly shooting of Jeremy McDole, a 28-year-old African-American who was sitting in a wheelchair, by three white Delaware police officers.
The footage opens with a white officer running towards McDole saying, “He’s over here! Show me your hands! Show me your hands.”
Then McDole comes into view sitting upright in his wheelchair. Off-screen, a shot is fired. It is not clear where the shot comes from.
The police officer continues to yell at the man, demanding that he show his hands and repeatedly shouting, “Drop the gun,” with bystanders yelling in chorus “Drop the gun.”
Two more police officers arrive on the scene and also shout “Drop the gun” several times.
Off-screen, a man’s can be heard saying “Put your hands up, cus. They shot his ass.”
The police officers continue shouting for McDole to show his hands, then the camera zooms in and blood can be seen around McDole’s neck area. He is gently rocking back and forth in the wheelchair, moving his hands along his legs but not raising them. Police, meanwhile, keep yelling for him to put his hands up.
The footage then narrows to show just McDole, and the police officers are no longer visible. A volley of at least 7 shots can be heard.
Police have released few details, but they said McDole had a handgun when officers allegedly shot him to death.
At a press conference held at the scene of the shooting on Thursday, a crowd of two dozen people gathered to protest the incident.
McDole’s uncle, Eugene Smith, was among them.
“It was an execution. That’s what it was. I don’t care if he was black, white, whatever,” Smith said, as reported by CBS News.
Smith said he saw his nephew 15 minutes before the shooting and that McDole had not had a gun – only a book bag.
Smith said McDole had gotten out of a jail about a year ago and was living in a nursing home near the scene of the shooting. McDole had been in a wheelchair since being shot in the back when he was 18. [end excerpt]

NORTHBAY COPWATCHDomestic Security Agencies and private-sector partners 
* "So Much for Accountability: FBI Refuses to Track US Police Killings; On Monday, Director James Comey of the FBI announced that the Bureau will not cave in to pressure from activists and politicians to create a universal database to keep track of US civilian deaths at the hands of police, and will instead retain their voluntary submission system" (2015-09-29, []

* "DEA Fail: US Narcs Kept Jobs Despite Actually Trafficking Drugs; If you’re looking for job security, newly revealed documents show the US Drug Enforcement Administration will look the other way on pretty much anything" (2015-09-29, []


* "The Thorn in WikiLeaks’ Side: FBI Informant Sentenced on Child Rape Charges; Former WikiLeaks-volunteer-turned-FBI informant “Siggi the hacker” has been sentenced to three years in prison for the rapes of nine teenage boys from 2011 through 2013" (2015-09-25, []

Mark Rathbun was the senior over the Church of Scientology intelligence unit for a couple of decades. On November 9, 2012, Mark Rathbun, gave a legal deposition to Kennan Dandar.
In his deposition Mark stated []: "I can tell you that there were a number of PIs who went to virtually all of your clients  … try to buddy up to them, try to get them to detest or criticize you, and if they could get – if they could drive a wedge, they’d work it out over months and years to get them to turn on you. We had you overtly followed to …get into your head, because that’s part of the policy…
…sure we got your phone records. …that’s an automatic. …that’s done as a matter of course with somebody — with an enemy of your stature. We find out everybody who you’re calling. Okay? And then a whole investigation is done into all those people. It’s like you find every single potential person who knows anything about the person, and then you check every public record or every record that’s — that’s obtainable. Then you have covert data collection, and, yes, that involves infiltration."

You ever get the feeling they just want to force Chrome down your throats?
The modern internet, built on the USA military's ARPANet, is accessible primarily through applications managed by private-sector agencies of the USA DHS. However you relate to this, know that even Adobe Flash is forcing customers to download Chrome without a prompt. You are coerced into downloading spyware in exchange for using the Adobe application...


NORTHBAY COPWATCHFive-Eyes, and other transnational partners
* " ‘Karma Police’: Illegal GCHQ operation to track ‘every visible user on the internet’ " (2015-09-26, []
* "Wrong Tune: Karma Police is UK Spy Program, Not Radiohead Song; British intelligence agencies have been using a program called Karma Police to track people's web habits, targeting those listening to web streaming radio services, particularly, people streaming the Quran and Islamist music" (2015-09-25, []

Israel launched the Ofek-7 spy satellite into a geo-positioned orbit specifically to watch activity at a nuclear research facility within the Arab republic of Syria in preparation for a military strike called  Operation Orchard (2007-09-03), according to "Gideon's Spies: The Secret History of the Mossad" by Gordon Thomas.

* "German Intelligence Deletes NSA Spying Lists 'By Mistake' " (2015-09-24, []
* "BND ‘Real Enemy’ of Germans for Sake of Partnership With NSA – Pirate Party; The German intelligence agency BND is ready to sacrifice German citizens’ rights in order to improve its relationship with the US National Security Agency (NSA), Berlin chairman of the German Pirate Party Bruno Kramm told Sputnik on Friday" (2015-09-25, []

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* "Santa Clara Doctors Oppose Plan to Contract Out Care for Mentally Ill Inmates" (2015-09-24, Union of American Physicians and Dentists, The alleged murder of Michael Tyree by guards in the Santa Clara County Main Jail made clear how vulnerable mentally ill inmates are, and that communities must do more to ensure their proper care. However, Santa Clara County executives are poised to take a huge step in the opposite direction by replacing the County psychiatrists who care for inmates at the Main Jail, Elmwood Correctional Facility and Elmwood Correctional Center for Women with contract workers. The County Board of Supervisors are expected to vote on a contract with Traditions Behavioral Health (TBH), which can be viewed at [], at a meeting later this month. If the contract is approved, the result will be lower quality care provided at astronomical prices by psychiatrists lured by the promise of enormous salaries -- the opposite of what the inmates and community need.
Plan Undermines Care of Mentally Ill Inmates -
A contracting agency like TBH is staffed by doctors who oftentimes stay for just a few months before moving on to another assignment. By the time they are fully oriented to a system, they are gone. They have no commitment to our community, less public oversight, and little accountability. Replacing experienced, long-term County doctors with a series of contractors will make it far more difficult to provide inmates with the kind of mental health care they need and deserve.
Waste of Taxpayer Money -
Under the agreement, Santa Clara will pay TBH an astounding $258 per hour for psychiatrist services. By contrast, the highest paid County psychiatrists earn a base pay of $102 per hour. Even with the cost of benefits are added in, County doctors cost less than half as much as the outside contractors do. "They want to pay twice as much for something half as good as what they already have," said Dr. Stuart A. Bussey, President of UAPD, the union that represents the County psychiatrists.
Staffing shortages have plagued the Custody Mental Health Department in recent years. This is due to the County's failure to pay a wage equal to that paid for the same work in neighboring counties. If the salaries of the psychiatrists in Custody Mental Health were made commensurate with those of neighboring counties, this so-called crisis would be averted without resorting to the far more expensive contractors. It's a simple matter of properly allocating resources to the care of this most vulnerable group of patients.
Santa Clara County doctors have begun reaching out to the County Board of Supervisors to express their opposition to the contracting-out plan. 

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* "4 million of plastic bits litter San Francisco Bay daily – study" (2015-09-23, []

* "Kentucky, oil company colluded to keep spill settlement secret" (2015-09-29, []

* "DPRK’s Healthcare System" (2015-09-14, [] [begin excerpt]:
The health problem comes ahead of economic calculation, and any economic profits can hardly match the people’s health—this is the invariable standpoint of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the DPRK government. For instance, in June 1986 in Haeju City, South Hwanghae Province, a smeltery which had emitted a tiny amount of harmful gas was blown off and a modern one with no harmful gas was set up thanks to a state measure. Ruled by the public health policy of the Party and the state, fumes, sewage and waste water are thoroughly purified. [end excerpt]

SAN PABLO BAY EPA: Health and the Human Ecology
Monopolists enforce a regime that does not recognize the natural right to health and life

* "MIT States That Half of All Children May be Autistic by 2025 due to Monsanto" (2015-01-26, []

* "Diabetes, obesity linked to chemical exposure – Endocrine Society" (2015-09-29, []

[UnitedStatesFascism.blogspot.comDocumenting the process of fascism and for whom it benefits.

* "Environmental Groups Sue US Gov’t for Hiding Crude Oil Export Documents; Two environmental groups are suing the US government over its refusal to release the documents that authorized a surge in the country’s crude oil exports, a press release announced on Thursday" (2015-09-24, []

* "Mayor Wants Public Database of Welfare Recipients, Including Home Addresses; Stating that citizens have a right to know how their tax dollars are being spent, the mayor of Lewiston, Maine, is calling for the creation of a public database listing the state’s welfare recipients" (2015-09-26, []

* "First Snowden Twitter hater, ex-NY governor destroyed by mocking trolls" (2015-09-30, [] [begin excerpt]: Hardly had Edward Snowden joined Twitter, he got his first troll - ex New York Governor George Pataki who called ex-NSA contractor “a traitor”. Pataki, also a republican presidential hopeful with one of the lowest rating, didn't mince words, calling Snowden “a traitor” and “a terrorist.” He even hasn’t forgotten where “the traitor” is currently holed up –Russia.
Pataki went further – he called on Twitter to ban Snowden!


USA FASCISMMilitary State
* "$1 billion contract to protect US government networks goes to Raytheon" (2015-09-29, []


USA FASCISMTwo Party Dictatorship
* "Poll Shows Most US Citizens Lack Choice Due to Two-Party System; A vast majority of Americans believe that a third US political party is needed due to the unsatisfactory performance of the country's two ruling parties, a new survey from Gallup revealed on Friday" (2015-09-25, []

USA FASCISMState Media Watch

* "The Dehumanization of the “Arab”: The Media Repeats Small Lies to Make 'One Big Lie' " (2015-09-27, WilliamBowles.Info) [], mostly about the monopolist media propaganda campaign in the UKGB against Arabs.

* "Reuters twists Russian envoy’s words, saying he 'withdrew his WWII remarks on Poland' " (2015-09-28, []

USA FASCISMArtificial Poverty and Starvation
* "Smoke and Mirrors: Numerous Facts Prove US is Sinking in Poverty; Many people are still viewing the United States as a country where most of the population lives in prosperity. However, “The Economic Collapse Blog” released a number of facts that prove that the economic situation in United States is far from ideal" (2015-09-26, []


Provided by Northbay MDS Committees, and the 5th World News service [], including Institutions of Self-Government not recognized by the United Nations. USA State Dept.'s legal statement supporting unilateral declarations of independence (2009-07) [.pdf link]: "The legal principle of territorial integrity does not prevent non-state entities from peacefully declaring its independence." Legal mandate set by the UN International Court (2010-07-22) []: "No general prohibition may be inferred from the practice of the Security Council with regard to declarations of independence,” and “General international law contains no prohibition on declarations of independence."

Documenting the global economic dictatorship

* "Global poor to rise as World Bank adjusts poverty line" (2015-09-24, []

* "Globally almost 870 million chronically undernourished - new hunger report" (2012-10-09, []
* Hunger Stats (2013, [] [begin excerpt]: 870 million people in the world do not have enough to eat. This number has fallen by 130 million since 1990, but progress slowed after 2008. The vast majority of hungry people (98 percent) live in developing countries, where almost 15% of the population is undernourished. [end excerpt]
* "New Study Offers Stark Update: Malnutrition Responsible for 45 Percent of all Child Deaths" (2013-06-06, []
* "Children: reducing mortality" fact sheet N°178 (2014-09, [] [begin excerpt]: 6.3 million children under the age of five died in 2013. More than half of these early child deaths are due to conditions that could be prevented or treated with access to simple, affordable interventions. Malnutrition is the underlying contributing factor in about 45% of all child deaths, making children more vulnerable to severe diseases.
* "UNICEF: Too Many Children Dying of Malnutrition; UNICEF said today that too many children are dying of malnutrition, which is entirely preventable. Research just released by The Lancet medical journal stating that malnutrition contributes to 3.1 million under-five child deaths annually, or 45 percent of all deaths for that age group, underscores the urgent need to accelerate the fight against the condition" (2013-06-06, []

* "The US-EU Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA): Big Business Corporate Power Grab" (2015-09-24, by Colin Todhunter, []

* "Canada Sued for Trying to Lower Price on World’s Most Expensive Drug; The US pharmaceutical company behind what’s been called the world’s most expensive medication has filed suit against the Canadian government, for trying to make that remedy more affordable for patients" (2015-09-26, []

* "UN General Assembly Likely to Be Under Close Surveillance; A spokesman for Canada’s Open Media civil liberties non-profit says that the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York will in all likelihood be awash with surveillance operations" (2015-09-24, []
* "Foreign Leaders at UN Expect to Get Spied On - Former CIA Officer" (2015-09-25, []

* "Putin to UN: Export of so-called democratic revolutions continues globally" (2015-09-28, [] [begin excerpt]: He cited the example of the revolutions in the Middle East, when people wished for change, “but how did that turn out?”
He said that instead of triumph of democracy “we have violence and social disaster,” where no one cares about human rights, including the right to life.
Actions carried out without a UN mandate could destroy the system of international relations, Putin said in his address.
“Russia is ready to work on the basis of broad consensus on the further development of the United Nations with all partners. But we believe that attempts to undermine the authority and legitimacy of the United Nations are extremely dangerous. This can lead to the collapse of the entire architecture of international relations,” Putin said.
In this case there would be no other rules left “but the rule of force,” he warned. The world would be dominated by “selfishness rather than collective work” and characterized by “dictate rather than equality.”
Putin said that the power vacuums in the Middle East and North Africa regions have led to the emergence of extremists. The Islamic State militants (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), who gained foothold in Iraq and Syria, are now seeking to dominate in the whole Islamic world, he said. Some of them have defected from the ‘moderate’ opposition in Syria, who has been supported by some Western states, he stressed.
ISIS trains militants from many nations, including Europe, and Russia is not an exception, he said. Putin urged to cooperate with the Syrian government forces fighting terrorists on the ground.
"We think it is an enormous mistake to refuse to cooperate with the Syrian government and its armed forces who are valiantly fighting terrorism face to face," he said.
“We should finally acknowledge that no one but President Assad's armed forces and [Kurdish] militia are truly fighting Islamic State and other terrorist organizations in Syria," he added. [end excerpt]

* "WikiLeaks cables implicate UK & Saudi Arabia in secret deal to secure UNHRC seats" (2015-09-30, []
* "Saudi Arabia’s Chairmanship of UNHRC Beheads Human Rights Idea" (2015-09-24, []
* " 'Counter to Islamic law’: Saudi diplomat refuses to discuss gay rights at UN" (2015-09-28, []

* "The Western Media Is Dying and Here’s Why" (2015-09-28, []

WORLD FASCISM WATCH: Weapons for a New World Order
* "It's Alive! Scientists 3D Print Objects From Human Cells; Researchers have reportedly announced a method for 3D printing objects out of living human cells" (2015-09-27, []

* "Silent Killer: Germany Showcases 4-Barrel Laser Gatling Gun" (2015-09-24, [] [begin excerpt]: The four 20 kilowatt lasers fire simultaneously, in a technique known as superimposition which combines them into a single powerful 80 kilowatt beam.
According to the company, using superimposition there's not limit to the amount of energy that can be focused on a target — just add more lasers.
The Gatling laser can reportedly shoot down a drone at 500 meters. Lasers can also detonate ammunition, explode artillery shells, blind the sensors of another ship, and even burn holes in smaller ships. [end excerpt]


* "Saudi Prince Arrested in LA on Gruesome Sex Crime Allegations" (2015-09-26, []

European racial vanguards
* "Rocks, fireworks, KKK outfit: Finland protesters attack bus with refugees" (2015-09-25, []

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* "Are Canada’s Elections at Risk of Becoming as Corrupt as America’s?; Elections Canada issued a warning to staff to keep a lookout for American-style electioneering and voter suppression in the October 19th national elections, the Canadian Press said Monday" (2015-09-24, []

* "Meet Canada’s Parliament Candidate Who Had No Idea About Auschwitz; A Canadian education official running for a parliamentary seat has recently come under fire for making a penis joke about the infamous World War II Auschwitz concentration camp. Her defense? She didn’t know what Auschwitz was" (2015-09-25, []

The nations of the Inuit, the Metis, the 630 recognized First Nations governments, and traditional nations within the Realm of Canada.
Maps of the Inuit [] [] []


USA Homeland's resident nations
Nations exist alongside the Federal [], and State governance []. Demographic maps: 2000 [], 2010 [], religion []. The New Afrikan nation, the nation of Nueva Aztlan, the Boriqueno, and of the overseas territories each have their own section separately on this news page.

Sovereign nations of the "Indian Country", and of traditional lodges.
Map [], News [] []

* "Controversial saint's memorial vandalized days after Pope-led canonization ceremony" (2015-09-28, []
* "Mission Carmel Vandalized Days After Pope Francis Canonizes Junipero Serra" (2015-09-27, by Monterey County News) []


USA Homeland's resident nations
American Nation, including the State Sovereignty campaigns []

* "Georgia Caves to Pressure, Reverses Ban on Confederate Flag License Plates; The state of Georgia has given in to pressure from a neo-confederate group and will once again begin issuing Confederate flag license plates" (2015-09-26, []

Regional insights for the lands of
Anahuac, Carib, and Abya Ayla ("Latin" America) 

"When the Eagle of the North flies with the Condor of the South, The Spirit of the Land, She will Reawaken". English language news [] [] [] [] [] [] [], Spanish language news []

* "Cocaine to Be Smuggled from Argentina In Way Never Seen Before" (2015-09-24, []

United States of Mexico 
* "Mexican Journalist Earns Millions Through Government Contracts; The investigation reveals further links between the ruling party of President Enrique Peña Nieto and the private media in Mexico" (2015-09-28, []

* "Sixteen People Injured in Clashes Between Police, Students in Mexico" (2015-09-25, []

* " 'It Was the State': Unmasking the Official Ayotzinapa Narrative" (2015-09-26, []
* "Mexico's Plan Merida on Trial; Plan Merida has been blamed for worsening the country’s security situation and allowing atrocities like the Ayotzinapa disappearances to flourish" (2015-09-26, [] [begin excerpt]: Three buses were crossing the city of Iguala when uniformed men in police trucks fired on them with automatic weapons. When the men caught up, they forced 25-30 students to lie on the roadside at gunpoint, before driving them away in police trucks.
As witnesses, reporters and other Ayotzinapa students began to gather, another group of masked men opened fire, killing two people and leading a manhunt that abducted another 13 to 20 of the students. The following morning, one was found dead, his face and ears cut off and his eyes gouged out. Another 43 have not been seen since.
Mexico’s Attorney General’s office (PGR) insisted from the beginning that corrupt municipal police elements —sent by Iguala’s former mayor, Jorge Luis Abarca— handed over the 43 students to members of the Guerreros Unidos cartel, who then massacred them and burned their bodies at a rubbish dump in Cocula, where the Mexican government says that human remains belonging to two of the students have been found.
Other reports, however, implicate the Mexican armed forces, state and federal police, adding Iguala to a litany of events which raise questions about the United States’ decision to bankroll Mexico’s war on drugs.
Since 2008, when former U.S. and Mexican presidents George W. Bush and Felipe Calderón signed the bilateral crime-fighting strategy known as the Mérida Initiative, Mexico has received $2.3 billion in aid from its northern neighbor.
The idea was for U.S. and Mexican forces to target mid- and high-level cartel operators, explains Alejandro Madrazo, Coordinator on the Drugs Policy Program at Mexico's Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), while also increasing respect for human rights.
But the Mérida Initiative helped to fund the deployment of 96,000 Mexican troops in a war on the country's major organized syndicates — a war which left at least 70,000 people dead and 26,000 disappeared at the hands of security forces, according to Human Rights Watch. “Calderón’s war left a carpet of bodies,” says Madrazo.
While eye-catching items such as 11 Black Hawk helicopters have appeared on Mexico’s shopping list, little has been done to strengthen institutions against human rights abuses.
Between 2006 and 2013, Mexico’s National Commission on Human Rights registered 8,150 complaints against the Mexican armed forces alone — only 38 of which ended in sentences for military personnel, according to 2013 report by a human rights organization.
Survivors of that attack have indicated that state and federal police were involved in the first ambush.
Moreover, nine entries in the country’s C4 surveillance system —which monitors the country's municipal, state and federal security forces from the Interior Ministry (Segob)— show that both the 27th Army Infantry Battalion and federal police in the area were aware of the whereabouts of the buses at the time of the attack, as well as mentioning gunfire in Iguala at 21:40 local time on the night of Sept. 26.
Meanwhile, a 550-page report issued by the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) on Sept. 6 reveals that the government's narrative rests on contradictory witness statements extracted under torture. What’s more, a fire of the kind described by the PGR —fed on car-tires for 12 hours, by three people— would not have been sufficient to incinerate 43 bodies. A fire big enough to do so would have turned the surrounding scrubland into an inferno. “The event as described,” one of the report’s authors states flatly, “never took place.” [end excerpt]

Republic of Cuba (ALBA member)

* "Cuban doctors pull off an HIV medical marvel" (2015-09-27, [] [begin excerpt]: The World Health Organization calls it one of the greatest feats in medicine today. Doctors in Cuba have discovered a way to prevent pregnant women with HIV from transmitting the virus to their children. W-H-O estimates close to a million and a half HIV-positive women conceive each year and without proper medical care there’s a high risk of passing the infections on to their babies.  The organization says Cuba is the first country to eliminate the transmission of HIV during pregnancy.   Cuba is known around the world for its healthcare diplomacy.  For more than 50 years, it’s sent thousands of its doctors and nurses to dozens of countries.  It also does extensive medical research – working on new vaccines and treatments. [end excerpt]

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (USA territory) and the Boriqueno nation
* "The 'Atomic Lynching' of Puerto Rico" []

Towards a Bolivarian Republic of Colombia / Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army (FARC-EP) 

* " ‘We won’t fail’: Colombian President & FARC rebels agree to end decades-long war in 6 months" (2015-09-24, []
* "FARC, Colombia Sign Historic Accord on Justice for Victims" (2015-09-23, []

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (ALBA member)
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* "Paramilitaries in Venezuela" (2015-08-25, []:
After an attack by paramilitaries left three Venezuelan soldiers critically injured Aug. 19, President Nicolas Maduro revealed that there are 30 different Colombian paramilitary groups operating inside Venezuela.
Paramilitarism on the Rise in Venezuela -
Until 1997, Venezuela had been relatively free of paramilitary groups. By 2003, 500 Colombian paramilitaries were active in the country. A report released by local human rights groups that year revealed that as many as 120 campesino and indigenous leaders had been killed over the past four years, almost all of them government sympathizers and mainly in the state of Zulia, which shares a border with Colombia. Over the years, more and more ties between the Colombian paramilitaries and Venezuelan opposition, as well as elites against indigenous and union rights have been uncovered.
The Threat is Real: The Infiltration of Colombian Paramilitaries -
The sharp rise in paramilitary activity in Venezuela has been most notable in the states of Zulia and Tachira, both bordering Colombia and governed by the right-wing opposition.
What do Paramilitaries Do?​ Shortages, Smuggling and Paramilitaries in Venezuela -
While opposition leaders often blame a lack of foreign exchange, price controls, and a fiscal deficit as the primary causes for the shortages, the Venezuelan government has claimed that economic sabotage by the private sector, speculation and smuggling of goods to Colombia are more to blame.
Who’s Behind the Paramilitaries?
The shady death squads have their historic link to rich landowners and self defense brigades, but their acitivity has had to be sanctioned — or at least ignored — through the years by authorities. The administration of Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela beleives extreme factions of political and social elites, in both Venezuela and Colombia, are behind the current sprawl of the brigades into Venezuela. Maduro points to former Colombian president and current Senator Alvaro Uribe as one of the perpetrators of the problem.
“We have all the will to support the democratic opposition of Venezuela until they defeat the Castro-Chavista dictatorship that Maduro imposes,” Uribe, who governed Colombia from 2002 to 2010, ominously said recently.
During his time in power, Uribe launched the Orian military operation aimed at cracking down on leftist political movements that were perceived as a threat to the right-wing Colombian government. Thousands were forcibly disappeared, many at the hands of paramilitary groups. Uribe has also been directly implicated in carrying out atrocities across Colombia through operations known as “false positives,” a strategy where military forces would shoot civilians unrelated to armed groups in order to raise body counts. The Colombian army in 2008, denounced Uribe, accusing him of carrying out these crimes as well as using other policies to promote violence in the country.
But Uribe is not the only suspect in what, for Venezuela, is turning out to be a political criminal web. A recent high-profile murder threw up a suspect who claims to have links to U.S. politicians, as well as paramilitaries in Venezuela.
The deployment of this sort of combination of military, paramilitary, and militarized law enforcement is indicative of the U.S. strategy for re-militarizing the region. Rather than simply overt military occupation, Washington “provides assistance” in the form of military aid.
* "Paramilitarism on the Rise in Venezuela" (2015-08-26, [] [begin excerpt]: Paramilitary groups have mainly developed in Colombia, but the model was “exported” throughout the region during the Cold War. Today, paramilitary groups operate in Mexico, Honduras, and more recently in Paraguay. [end excerpt]
* "The Infiltration of Colombian Paramilitaries into Venezuela" (2015-08-25, []
* "Shortages, Smuggling and Paramilitaries in Venezuela" (2015-08-25, []
* "Maduro: Video Shows Ties Between Venezuela Opposition, Colombia" (2015-08-18, []
* "Uribe Calls for 'Defeat' of Democratically Elected Maduro" (2015-08-24, []
* "Who is Alvaro Uribe?" (2015-08-26, []
* "The US and the Militarization of Latin America" (2015-09-02, []

* "Moscow Announces Lavrov's Meeting With Maduro in Venezuela" (2015-09-24, []
* "Lavrov Set to Meet With Venezuelan President Maduro on Saturday in New York; Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold a meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on Saturday, a source in the Russian delegation told reporters" (2015-09-26, []

Republic of Ecuador (ALBA member)
* "Ecuador to Release Classified Documents on 2010 Coup Attempt; Nearly five years have passed since the attempted coup on the government of President Rafael Correa, when a police rebellion turned violent. Relatives of those killed remember the day's events, and the Attorney General Office of Ecuador has revealed new developments in their investigation" (2015-09-28, []

* "Ecuadorean Vice President Calls for Left Unity to Defeat 'New Right' " (2015-09-28, [] [begin excerpt]: Speaking at the inauguration of the Latin American Progressive Meeting, known as ELAP – one of the biggest conferences for the political left in the region – in Quito, Ecuador, Glas said, “If we are reorganized, we, the intellectual left, we can easily neutralize the structure of this global and regional conservative restoration.”
The vice president highlighted the attempts that the “new right” have made to get back in power in Latin America, through destabilizing governments, arguing that conservative groups have not been able to return to power through popular support.
“The global right wants to heat up the streets and seeks to destabilize the progressive left governments,” he told the conference.
But Glas also pointed out the strength of the left, from the progressive governments of Latin America, to Podemos in Spain, and Jeremy Corbyn, the new leader of Britain’s Labour political party.
The politician urged Latin America to embrace innovation as a means to become independent of global markets, citing Cuba as an example.
“We do not control the price of oil, the prices of the global market, of resources … Science and technology are pillars for development,” he said. [end excerpt]

European Union (EU) / NATO
Documenting economic and political trends across the EU jurisdictions, and international operations. Maps: Homeland and overseas territories [], global Exclusive Economic Zone [] 

* "US Using 'Controlled Chaos' Strategy for Social Engineering in Europe" (2015-09-24, []

* "Germany Can Deploy Armed Forces Abroad Without Parliament’s Approval" (2015-09-24, []

* "US Poised to Station Nukes in Estonia? In a potentially provocative move, the US has deployed a number of its nuclear-capable A-10 ground attack planes in Estonia in direct vicinity of the Russian border" (2015-09-26, []

* "4th US Missile Destroyer Arrives in Spain to Aid NATO Defense Capabilities; Fourth US guided missile destroyer arrived at the Rota, Spain naval station to boost NATO’s security and ballistic missile defense capabilities in Europe" (2015-09-24, []

* "Confirmed: France canceled Mistral deal with Russia under pressure from NATO" (2015-09-29, []

United Kingdom of Great Britain (UKGB) (EU Member)
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* "Varoufakis Slams UK Govt's Austerity War Against the Poor; The ex-finance minister for Greece has told British media that the UK's austerity program is a cover-up for class war against the poor" (2015-09-25, []

* "Politicians Plot A Charter for Cover-Ups – A Return to Secrecy" (2015-09-24, []

* " ‘UK’s new strike laws like Nazi Germany’ – union leader" (2015-09-28, []

* " 'By Means Fair or Foul': The British Army versus Jeremy Corbyn" (2015-09-23, by Dr. Binoy Kampmark) [], more about an unnamed UKGB Military General publicly stating that there'd be a mutinyu against the Labor Party [] [] [] [].

Among the reasons the UKGB military leaders are hostile to the so-called "Left" is that they have been brainwashed under USA-sponsored Cold War propaganda, and therefore identify with the interests of monpolists and their corporations.
The following is an example of what the UKGB military leaders feel threatened by...
* "As a Future Labour Government Becomes Reality, Tories Panic as Bankers See Gravy-Train Crashing" (2015-09-28, []
* "Labour will renationalize England’s railways, party conference rules" (2015-09-29, []
* " ‘Marx is back in fashion’ - Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell" (2015-09-28, []

* "British PM David Cameron: “Non-Violent Extremists” Including “9/11 Truthers” and “Conspiracy Theorists” are Just as Dangerous as ISIL Terrorists" an Open Letter (2014-09-29, by Peter Drew) []

* "How Britain’s Propaganda Machine Controls What You Think" (2015-09-22, [] [begin excerpt]: On the one hand, just five individual Billionaires in Britain get to control 80% what you read in printed media and on the other hand, just five Internet Service Providers get to control what 87% of people get to see on their devices. Both are heavily influenced by government. It is no wonder what the public think is a misinterpretation of the truth. In fact, so far from the truth, it is more a departure from reality. Propaganda works!
Owen Jones’s book, “The Establishment and how they get away with it” focuses on how British democracy is threatened from within explained best by it’s own description;
“Behind our democracy lurks a powerful but unaccountable network of people who wield massive power and reap huge profits in the process. In exposing this shadowy and complex system that dominates our lives, Owen Jones sets out on a journey into the heart of our Establishment, from the lobbies of Westminster to the newsrooms, boardrooms and trading rooms of Fleet Street and the City. Exposing the revolving doors that link these worlds, and the vested interests that bind them together, Jones shows how, in claiming to work on our behalf, the people at the top are doing precisely the opposite. In fact, they represent the biggest threat to our democracy today – and it is time they were challenged”.
In terms of Britain’s media, the reality is that there are 5 billionaires who run our media, and they have huge power in our democracy forcing our political parties to prioritize their wishes over the wishes of the British public. These 5 people not only own 80% of the newspapers we read every day, they also own TV stations, press agencies, book companies, cinemas, so everything we think or speak about in Britain is nearly controlled entirely by these 5 men.
These are the men in control : Rupert Murdoch, Jonathon Harmsworth, Richard Desmond and the Barclay’s Twins. None of these people live in Britain.
They dominate and monopolise our culture and that is a disaster for democracy, because it means the wishes of the super wealthy 0.1% dominates our governments actions. The recent revelations in Lord Ashcroft’s book finely tunes the thought that the wealthy buy power and when they don’t get what they want, well, ask David Cameron!
The leaders of our political parties are not the leaders of our country, they are basically rent boys for the 5 billionaires who decide everything. [end excerpt]

* "Are Times’ journalists ignorant of John McDonnell’s work and cross-party alliances, economical with the truth, or under orders?" (2015-09-22, [] [begin excerpt]: The Times’ description on Saturday 19th September: ‘universally unpopular’, having ‘strained relations’ with unions, ‘abrupt’ and dismissive’.
Not so, he has many friends, co-operative colleagues in all parties and admirers in this country and the United States.
And though his versatility is shown in his inspiring and wide-ranging book, ‘Another World is Possible: a manifesto for 21st century socialism’, a challenge to New Labour, putting forward a set of attractive new ideas, principles and policies, his most sustained work has been directed towards peace-building – and without peace there can be no real prosperity for the 99%.
He will – of course – be anathema to party–funding arms manufacturers, arms traders and the politicians who need their cash and non-executive directorships, because of the following activities.
In 2003 he was inspired by Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio who was calling for a Cabinet-level Department of Peace within the Executive Branch of the US Government.
This ‘unpopular man’ was heartily welcomed in the States where city councils across the country welcomed the practical impact a Department of Peace would have on reducing violence in their nation and abroad. 18 cities -representing a collective population of over 6.5 million people – had endorsed it at the time of writing. They included Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Minneapolis, Oakland, San Jose and more.
John McDonnell advocated a ministry for the promotion of peace in all areas of life from the “playground to the Government” to embrace education/conflict resolution within business, prisons, homes, the media and the whole of life. He pointed out that this would be in line with developments in the USA and Europe, adding that Gordon Brown had set aside £500m in a “united Govt approach to reduce conflict in society and specifically to promote conflict resolution”.
jmcdonnell mfp header
Ministry for Peace meetings often attracted 70 & 80 people from peace organisations, lawyers and individuals committed to the idea – despite his ‘abrupt’ and dismissive’ behaviour? Unlikely. [end excerpt]


* "What the British are really laughing about" (2015-09-21, [] [begin excerpt]: Whether or not it’s true, the Internet has decided for the time being that British Prime Minister David Cameron probably put his private parts into the mouth of a dead pig when he was at Oxford. The allegations have been made by extremely well-connected Establishment figures, former Conservative Party Deputy Chairman Lord (Michael) Ashcroft, and former Sunday Times political editor Isabel Oakeshott, and the story is published in the Daily Mail, which makes this the highest possible tier of character assassination in British politics.
Ashcroft’s goal is, according to the Mail, “revenge”. In the years leading up to Cameron taking office in 2010, the tax-dodging billionaire had donated over £8 million to the Conservative Party, bailing them out of debt after their disastrous election defeat in 2005. He had worked as Treasurer and later Deputy Chairman of the party, helping to manage them back to an electable public image under Cameron. Yet Ashcroft had expected that he would be given high office in exchange for this, and Cameron didn’t pay up when the time came. It now appears Ashcroft has spent the last five years compiling his new book, Call Me Dave, in which the pig story and other damning allegations about the Prime Minister are made.
Outsiders to the British cultural landscape are focusing on the central detail that a leader of a G8 country screwed a dead pig, because it’s hilarious. But the howling laughter of the British themselves goes deeper than just schadenfreude at a man doing something disgusting and getting caught – this is about class.
When Cameron was at Oxford, he was a member of several secret societies of rich young men. The most famous of these is the Bullingdon Club, after which Yale’s infamous Skull and Bones is fashioned. The aim of the Bullingdon Club is ostensibly to dress up fancy with the chaps, get blind drunk at an expensive restaurant or private dining room, and trash the place – because they can afford to pay for the damages without doing a day’s work. Among their known initiation rites, they are said to have to burn a £50 bill in front of a homeless person. [end excerpt]

* "Russian social media seethes as BBC describes Soviet WWII monument as 'memorial to unknown rapist' " (2015-09-25, []
"Officers and men of the Red Army! We are entering the country of the enemy... the remaining population in the liberated areas, regardless of whether they're German, Czech, or Polish, should not be subjected to violence. The perpetrators will be punished according to the laws of war. In the liberated territories, sexual relations with females are not allowed. Perpetrators of violence and rape will be shot."
--Stalin, Order of the Day, January 19, 1945.

Liberating armies don't rape common people. Armies trained to defeat enemies of the people, organized in great revolutionary tradition and educated with the highest moral values of love of mankind and hatred for exploiters dont rape people. Conjecturing"however" or fantasizing is not prohibited but heinous allegations should come with strongest evidences. It is not mystery that almost all the bad things about Soviet Union come from Ukraine or Ukrainians, who in great majority of cases, are found to be associated with Nazi German Fascists!!! One can still shiver to see the hold of Nazism and Fascism in Ukraine today as orchestrated by audacious patronizing of US. BBC should focus on alarming people about rejuvenation of Nazism and Fascism in Europe by US, UK and other imperialist forces then concocting false fables about people who defeated them.

* " 'We are preventing a third world war': the foreigners fighting with Ukrainian rebels Eastern Ukraine has become a hub for those who believe the Russia-backed rebels are the last line of defence against fascism" (2015-09-24, [], originally titled "Western conspiracy theorists join Ukrainian rebels" []


* "Katie Hopkins proposes gassing House of Lords, says drowned Aylan photo ‘staged’ " (2015-09-25, [] [begin excerpt]: Controversial media commentator Katie Hopkins proposed gassing the House of Lords in a speech at a fringe event held by the Electoral Reform Society at the annual UKIP conference.
“People like me, people I represent, the things I articulate for the nation, actually don’t really give a sh*t about the House of Lords because we think they’re actually a bunch of plonkers [UK slang for ‘fools’],” she said at UKIP annual party conference in Doncaster on Friday.
“Frankly, I don’t really mind if we seal up the room and gas the lot of them,” she added, after suggesting the appointment of millionaire lingerie magnate Michelle Mone to the Lords signaled the decline of the institution. [end excerpt]

State of Catalonia
* "What the Catalonian Election Means for Spain and Europe; Catalonia is set to vote in regional elections on Sunday, in what has been described as a virtual independence referendum. It could also challenge Spain as well as Europe itself as a new state could be the first territory to leave the European Union" (2015-09-27, []
* "Madrid says it will not discuss Spain’s unity after Catalan separatists claim victory" (2015-09-28, []
* "Pro-Independence Parties Win Regional Election In Catalonia; The Junts pel Si (Together for Yes) coalition promoted by Catalan President Artur Mas secured 64 seats out of 135 in the regional parliament, according to the exit poll data" (2015-09-27, []
* "Spain Faces Problems With Basque Country Besides Catalonia; President of the Basque Government Inigo Urkullu called for a "legitimate and coherent" referendum on the future of the Basque people" (2015-09-27, []

Federal Republic of Germany (EU Member) 
* "Posting xenophobic views online in Germany could cost you your job & child" (2015-09-28, []

Free Republic of Liberland 
* "About 20,000 Syrians Apply for Liberland Citizenship" (2015-09-24, []

Republic of Ukraine (EU / NATO associate state)
* "Ukraine’s Future Depends on Ties to US Military Complex - Defense Minister; The future of Ukraine will depend on getting military assistance from the United States, Ukraine Minister of Defense Stepan Poltorak said at a US-Ukraine Foundation conference on Friday" (2015-09-25, []

* "NATO Took Part in Creating Ukraine's Doctrine Labelling Russia as Enemy" (2015-09-26, []
* "Chocolate Bar Bully: Poroshenko Threatens to 'Beat Up Russia' ; The Ukrainian president was quoted using violent language to tell a gathering in New York that Ukrainian and US special forces will be capable of carrying out an attack on Russia, after their instructors exchange training tips" (2015-09-27, []
 * "Ukraine’s Joint Military Drills With US Advisers Are 'Absolute Nonsense' US military instructors, arriving in Ukraine to train the country’s armed forces are actually being taught by local troops; Americans 'don’t have any peculiar knowledge worth of imparting,' the coordinator of the foundation 'Come back alive' Vitaliy Deinega has claimed" (2015-09-27, []

* "Ukraine Should Be Given Legal Cover to ‘Walk Away’ From Debt - Chris Murphy; US Senator and member of the Foreign Relations Committee Chris Murphy claims that the United States and other international players should take actions to help Ukraine avoid honoring a $3 billion debt to Russia" (2015-09-25, []

* "EU to Consider Financial Support for Ukraine Public Administration Reform; The European Union will consider providing financial assistance to Ukraine for public administration reform if the Verkhovna Rada adopts the relevant law and prepares an action plan for its implementation, the head of the EU delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski said Friday" (2015-09-25, []
* "EU Won't Pay Ukraine's Bills - Russian MP; Most of the EU countries realize that Ukraine will not be able to restore its economic potential without close ties with Russia, and they have no desire to foot Kiev’s ever-growing bills, the head of international affairs at the State Duma, Alexei Pushkov, tweeted on Friday" (2015-09-26, []

* "Ukrainian Authorities to Open Criminal Case Against PM Yatsenyuk - Lawmaker; A Ukrainian lawmaker said that a Kiev district court obliged the Prosecutor General's Office to open a criminal case on corruption charges against Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk" (2015-09-27, []

* "Paradise Lost: Ukrainian MPs Seek Asylum in EU, Pose as Refugees; Many people living in Kiev-controlled areas of Ukraine are trying to make use of the ongoing conflict in Donbass to obtain refugee status in the EU, Ukrainian media reported" (2015-09-24, []

* "Russian Draft Government Directive Envisions $20 Gas Discount for Ukraine" (2015-09-24, []
* "Ukrainian Energy Minister Hopes to Sign Winter Package Gas Deal With Gazprom" (2015-09-25, []

* "Kiev Hopes for Visa-Free Regime With EU in Second Half of 2016" (2015-09-24, []

* "The West Suppresses Report on Ukraine’s Suppression of Journalists" (2015-09-23, by Eric Zuesse) []
* "Russia Surprised by US Reluctance to Condemn Kiev Sanctions on Journalists" (2015-08-24, []

* "Italian Journalist Joins Militia to Battle Misinformation in Ukraine; Foreign journalists joined the ranks of Donbass independence supporters to fight for justice in the information field, Italian newspaper Il Giornale reported" (2015-09-24, []

* "Ukraine Jails Russian Arrested in Donbass for 14 Years; The Ukrainian prosecution has sentenced a Russian national to 14 years in prison for allegedly fighting alongside Donbass militias, chief military prosecutor Anatolii Matios said Friday" (2015-09-25, []

* "Media Mistakes Russian Military Housing for 'Huge' Base on Ukraine Border; The Russian Defense Ministry has denied Western media reports concerning an alleged Russia's “huge military base” under construction on the border with Ukraine, saying that the construction is just a military housing" (2015-09-25, []

* "Moscow Slams Kiev Over Accusations of Russia Allegedly Training ISIL" (2015-09-24, []

occupied People's Republic of Kharkov (KPR, or KNR)
* "Local man arrested in Chernihiv: weapons, ammo, pro-Novorossiya leaflets seized" (2015-09-25, []

Republic of Crimea (part of the Federation of Russia; claimed by the Republic of Ukraine)
* "Ukraine No Longer Sees Crimea as its Own – Georgian Politician; Ukraine’s blockade of Crimea means that Kiev no longer views the peninsula as its own, Georgia's ex-parliamentary speaker said on Thursday" (2015-09-24, []
* "Blockade of Crimea Turning Into Disaster for Ukrainian Farmers; Entering its second week on Sunday, the Ukrainian food blockade of Crimea has 'borne fruit', forcing Ukrainian farmers dependent on the Crimean market to sell their goods for a pittance, destroying what remains" (2015-09-27, []

Federation of Russia (EEU Member)
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* "Russia's Religious Tolerance Should Serve as Example for Europe" (2015-09-24, []

* "By Opening Mosque in Moscow, Putin Shows Muslims He is Not a ‘Crusader’ ; By opening up the Moscow Cathedral Mosque, the largest mosque in Europe, Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken a smart step prior to a possible anti-ISIL military operation in Syria – he showed Muslims around the world that he isn’t just another 'Western crusader' " (2015-09-26, []

* "Don't Let CNN Confuse You: 10 Crucial Differences Between Putin and Yeltsin" (2015-09-29, []

* "Russian Railway Line Bypassing Ukraine to Start Operating in 2017" (2015-09-26, []

* "Rail Phantom: Russia Developing Invisible 'Death Trains' With Nukes; For the first time since 2005, Russia is set to resume the manufacturing of its "death trains" - covert railway complexes with ballistic missiles - but on a higher technological level which will make them even more untraceable now" (2015-09-26, []

Russian Repression Report: Actual incidents and false stories explained
* "Communists to contest United Russia’s “parliamentary monopoly” in Constitutional Court" (2015-09-28, []

* "Moscow to launch anti-sect program after police bust major cult" (2015-09-28, []

Republic of Belarus
* "IMF Recommends 'Reorientation of Policies' to Belarusian Leader Lukashenko; Christine Lagarde urged Alexander Lukashenko to change the policy to restore sustainable growth of the country's economy" ( []

* "Lukashenko to Ramp Up Border Fed Up With Crime Spilling From Ukraine; The ongoing chaos in Ukraine continues to isolate the country from its neighbors. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko announced he would fortify the border with Ukraine to avoid the infiltration of banditry and lawlessness into Belarus, Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA) reported" (2015-09-26, []

Republic of Turkey (NATO member state)
* "Save Hasankeyf and the Iraqi marshes!" (2015-09-20, []

Arab Republic of Syria
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* "Bashar al-Jaafari: 'The ultimate goal of the terrorists and their operators is to destroy Syria and what it stands for as the most important fortress of moderation, tolerance and peaceful co-existence in the region' " (2015-09-28, []

* "The Ba’ath and Russian Boots On The Ground" analysis by Ziad Fadel, with "Coward mercenary-terrorists abduct Sweida’s al-Baath official" (2015-09-28, []

* "Syria, Battlefield’s News ~ Large advance of the Syrian Army across the country, multitude of mercenary-terrorists eliminated, their hideouts and weaponry detected and destroyed [24-28 Sept 2015]" (2015-09-28, []
* "Syria army clears Damascus-Homs routes" (2015-09-25, []
* "Syria, Battlefield’s News ~ Syrian Army kills 50 mercenary-terrorists in Aleppo, 85 in Damascus and Lattakia countrysides, 100 Daesh perverts in Deir Ezzor, establishes control over blocks in Daraa, more foreign mercenaries killed in Quneitra, their vehicles and ammunitions destroyed" (2015-09-24, []
* "Syrian Government Forces Regain Control of ISIS Held Territories" (2015-09-24, []
* "Syria, Battlefield’s News ~ Syrian Arab Army kills 80 terrorists in Lattakia, destroys tunnel in Aleppo, more foreign mercenaries eliminated in other areas, weaponry destroyed" (2015-09-19, []
* "Syria, Battlefield’s News ~ Syrian Army establishes control over more blocks in al-Zabadani, large number of terrorists killed in army operations across the country" (2015-09-17, []
* "Syria, Battlefield’s News ~ SAAF airstrikes ‘Jaish al-Islam’ terrorists in the Eastern Ghota, 500 mt. tunnel destroyed in al-Zabadani, more mercenary-terrorists killed in Countrysides of Lattakia, Homs, Aleppo, Hasakah, Hama, Idleb" (2015-09-14, []
* "Syria, Battlefield’s News ~ Syrian Army advances to establish full control over al-Zabadani ~ Key gatherings of Jaish al-Islam terrorist’s gangs destroyed, many of them killed ~ More Reports from Daraa, Sweida, Homs, Hama" (2015-09-13, []
* "Armed gangs of terrorist-mercenaries of various denominations vanquished, killed, injured, captured, by SAAF in the areas of Sweida, Hama, Aleppo" (2015-09-11, []
* "Putin uncorks the genie: Russian bear in Syria; Terrorists embalmed in the fire of Syrian Air Force" (2015-09-09, []
* "Zabadani: reporters in the midst of a live firefight as Syrian army forces and their allies are driving the remaining mercenary gangs out of the city" (2015-09-08, []
* "Terrorist commander of the “Ajnad al-Sham Islamic Union” gang eliminated by the Syrian Army" (2015-09-07, []
* "Turkish officers killed among tens of other al-Nusra commanders in airstrike in Idlib countryside, northwestern Syria" (2015-09-05, []
* "Syrian Army, Hezbollah Free Zabadani" (2015-09-02, []
* "Syria, Battlefield’s News ~ Syrian Army kills more terrorists while striking their positions and cuts their supply routes" (2015-09-01, []

* "ISIS militants in Iraq, Syria have WMD components, Lavrov warns UN Security Council" (2015-09-30, []
* "Russian parliament unanimously approves use of military in Syria to fight ISIS" (2015-09-30, []
* "Russia goes to war with ISIS: Why and how?" (2015-09-30, []
* "Russian military forces start airstrikes in Syria - Ministry of Defense" (2015-09-30, []
* "8 ISIS targets hit during 20 combat flights in Syria – Russian military" (2015-09-30, []

* "Russia's Proposal on Syrian Crisis Settlement 'Took US by Surprise' ; Russia’s policy aimed to support Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and involve him in the settlement of the conflict has taken Washington by surprise and forced the US to change its stance on the situation and they are even considering a joint operation against the Islamic State (ISIL) terrorist group" (2015-09-26, []
* "By Toppling Assad US Will Open Damascus' Doors to ISIL; As a multi-ethnic state with a thousand years of history, Russia has in some sense a better understanding of Syria and more accurate approach to the Middle East’s fragile geopolitical situation than that of the US" (2015-09-26, []
* "President Putin: 'The only regular and legitimate Army in Syria is the Syrian Arab Army led by President Bashar al-Assad and this army is confronting terrorist organizations, not opposition' " (2015-09-28, []
* "Assad’s enemies may be portrayed as opposition, but he fights terrorists – Putin" (2015-09-27, [] [begin excerpt]: He pointed out that, from Russia’s point of view, there is only one regular army in Syria – the army of President Bashar Assad. “And he is confronted with what some of our international partners interpret as an opposition. In reality, Assad’s army is fighting against terrorist organizations,” Putin said.
He also said that US attempts to “train the combat part of the opposition forces” have failed. The US had aimed to prepare up to 12,000 opposition fighters, but only 60 of those fighters managed to complete the training and only four or five actually fought with the opposition, while others fled to IS with American weapons, Putin said, citing the US Senate hearings.
“In my opinion, provision of military support to illegal structures runs counter to the principles of modern international law and the United Nations Charter,” the Russian president said. He also added that Russia is supporting only legitimate government entities and tries to ensure a united response to the extremist threat.
“Of course, I will have to say a few words about the present day, about the evolving international situation, about the fact that the United Nations remains the sole universal international organization designed to maintain global peace,” the Russian president said, adding that “in this sense it has no alternative today.” [end excerpt]
* "President Putin: 'US-led coalition need to understand that only the Syrian people are entitled to decide who should govern their country and how' " (2015-09-25, []
* "Kremlin: Impossible to Exclude Assad From Syrian Crisis Settlement" (2015-09-24, []
* "Australian Foreign Minister Says Syrian Leader Part of Political Solution; Any political solution to the crisis in Syria should include the country’s President Bashar Assad, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop told local media on Saturday" (2015-09-26, []
* "No One Can End Syria War Except Russia – Polish MEP; The West should morally support Russia in its effort to end the civil war in war in Syria, a prominent Polish politician said on Friday" (2015-09-26, []
* "Syria Will Be Grand Diplomatic Step for Vladimir Putin" (2015-09-26, []

* "Chinese, Russian Air Forces to Use Hmamiyat Airfields to Bomb ISIL in Syria" (2015-09-28, []: Local sources said that the Chinese military will soon send its aircraft and aerial equipment to the Hmamiyat Airfields inside the Syrian Bassel Al-Assad International Airport to join the Russian and Syrian air fleet.
The recent news of the Chinese Navy’s imminent arrival in the Syrian port-city of Tartous has renewed the optimism that was once lost among the Syrian people living under the government-controlled parts of Syria, an Arab media outlet quoted informed sources as saying.
When the Chinese Navy finally arrives in Tartous, they will be welcomed by their Russian counterparts that are already stationed in Syria’s Western countryside; however, unlike their Russian allies, the Chinese will not likely send infantry units to deploy around the country, the sources said according to Massdar news website.
The Hmamiyat Airfields are located inside a section of the Bassel Al-Assad International Airport that has been used by the Syrian Air Force as an airbase to conduct flights along the vast coast – the airport itself is located in the Jableh district of Lattakia.
According to a senior officer in the Syrian army, the Hmamiyat Airfields are primarily used by the Russian Air Force at the moment, adding the Syrian Air Force moved most of their aerial equipment from the Bashar Al-Assad International Airport to the Homs Governorate in preparation for the Chinese Air Force’s arrival, the report added.
No other source has confirmed the report.

* "Moscow: 'No ban on exporting weapons to Syria' ~ Russian specialists in Syria to train SAAF to use their new weapons" (2015-09-11, []

* "Combat cam footage shows Russian planes hitting ISIS targets" (2015-09-30, []
* "Russian Jets Strike ISIS in East Aleppo to Propel the Syrian Army’s Advance on Kuweires Airbase" (2015-09-27, [] (2015-09-25, []
* "Russian Army starts destroying Islamic State in Syria" (2015-09-23, []
* "Russian Weapons That Would Scare ISIL Militants to Death" (2015-09-25, []

* "Russian Naval Flotilla Heading for Syria" (2015-09-25, []
* "Iran to Hold Joint Navy Drills With Russia - Iranian Naval Commander" (2015-09-22, []

* "China’s military advisers ‘heading to Syria to help fight ISIS’ " (2015-09-28, []

* "On Russia-Israel “Clash” Over Syria" (2015-09-24, []

* "Russia and Iran are Coordinating in Syria to Preserve Regional Stability" (2015-09-28, []

* "Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria establish ‘joint information center’ for anti-ISIS operations" (2015-09-28, []
* "Russia, Syria, Iraq, Iran Create Anti-ISIL Fight Data Center; Russia, Syria, Iran and Iraq have created an information center in Baghdad to coordinate the fight against the Islamic State extremist group, a military-diplomatic source said Friday, RIA Novosti reported" (2015-09-26, []
* "Kremlin Denies Russia, Syria, Iran Created Center in Baghdad to Fight ISIL" (2015-09-25, []
* "Russia, Iran, Iraq & Syria setting up ‘joint information center’ to coordinate anti-ISIS operations" (2015-09-26, []
* "Russia, Iran, Syria Reportedly Set Up Joint Center in Baghdad to Fight ISIL" (2015-09-25, []

* "Ships With Humanitarian Aid From Russia Arrive in Syria" (2015-09-27, []

* "Assyrian-Aramaic-Chaldean-Syriac women have founded the Bethnahrin Women Protection Forces in order to fight against ISIS" (2015-09-02, [], attached video [], from the Syriac Military Council - MFS []

* "Syrian Army, Rebels Agree on Six-Month Truce for Three Towns; It was confirmed on Friday that rebel fighters and government forces in Syria have agreed on a 6-month truce for the town of Zabadani and two Shiite villages, Fuaa and Kafraya" (2015-09-26, []
* "Evacuation of Two Shiite Towns Begins in Northwestern Syria; The first column with civilians has left the Shiite-majority Fua settlement in the Syrian Idlib province, a source from the Fua militia told RIA Novosti Saturday" (2015-09-26, []

* "Exiled Syrian Opposition Refutes Claims of Plan to Divide Country; On Thursday, the secretary of Syria’s National Democratic Action Committee, Mais El Krydee, told Sputnik that the exiled opposition parties would roll out a plan to divide the war-torn country at the Astana talks next week, adding that domestic opposition groups planned to boycott the meeting in protest" (2015-09-25, []

* "Obama’s Cannibals Chronicles: After a new batch of “Division 30” [US-trained ‘moderate terrorists’] surrendered and captured [again] by al-Nusra Front terrorist gangs [backed by Turkey], the division’s commander repudiated Division 30, the coalition, and those who trained him" (2015-09-24, []

* "US Opposes Russian Draft Resolution on Syria" (2015-09-25, [] [begin excerpt]: Crocker explained the United States is concerned that a council presidential statement could be perceived as "endorsing an approach that could set back efforts to reach a negotiated political transition in Syria," and is "at significant variance" with the ongoing efforts of the anti-Islamic State coalition. [end excerpt]

* "US Concerned Over Russia’s Air-to-Air Capabilities in Syria" (2015-09-24, []

* "US Blockade of Syria A War Crime" (2015-09-24, []

* "US Exploited Assad’s Fight Against Al-Qaeda" (2015-09-24, by Daniel McAdams) []

* "Israeli-Made Weapons Seized by Hezbollah in Zabadani" (2015-09-14, []

* "Photo of Terrorists Brandishing US-Made Weapons ‘Old, Re-Purposed Picture’ ; Pictures that show US-made weapons in the hands of terrorists, which have allegedly been released by al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, are old and have been re-purposed by the fighters, US Central Command (CENTCOM) said on Friday" (2015-09-25, []
* "DoD Confirms US-Trained Fighters in Syria Gave Arms to Nusra Front Militants; A spokesman for the Pentagon has confirmed that Syrian rebel fighters trained by the United States provided ammunition and equipment to an al-Qaeda-linked group" (2015-09-26, []
* "Syria: Who is Responsible for the Massacre?" (2015-09-27, [] [begin excerpt]: There is no doubt that the roots of the current crises go back to the barbaric and absolutely unprovoked armed incursion of the USA to Iraq that exasperated the situation in Middle East and brought the region to its sorrowful state. “That is why roots of this crises go back to that war which divided Iraq into confessional grounds and partly affected the situation in Syria, that made it easier to stir up interconfessional strife in Syria,” – declared the legally elected Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The second and less important turning point was support officially provided by the Western countries to terrorists in Afghanistan, in the beginning of 1980s, who called them “freedom fighters”. Washington and reactionary Arabic regimes of the Gulf did everything to help Afghan guerillas, trained them to be the terrorists who are now ravaging Syria, Iraq and other Arab countries. To remind you, it was then that the Soviet troops were actively trying to halt terrorism from taking root.
Further, in 2006, the Islamic State of Iraq appeared in Iraq, which was supported by the U.S. Government and, after uniting with the Islamic State of Syria, created a terrorist organisation that is now known as the Islamic State. “All these factors as a whole, – said Bashar al-Assad, – generated conditions for strife supported by the Western countries, financed by the states of the Gulf, especially by Qatar and Saudi Arabia, logistically assisted by Turkey, regarding the fact that Erodagan supports the ideology of the Muslim Brotherhood and, consequently, believes that changing the situation in Syria, Egypt and Iraq would mean the creation of a new sultanate – not related to the Ottoman but to the Muslim Brotherhood, which would spread from the Atlantic Ocean to the Mediterranean Sea under the control of Erodagan.”
It is possible that some Western people will be sceptical about these words of the Syrian President as he is a person concerned to some degree. But the fact remains that this view of the Syrian President is more and more actively supported in the West. An example of this is the statement of a former U.S. consular official in the Saudi Arabia, author of “Visas for Al-Qaeda”, Michel Springmann, who thinks that Washington trained radicals and terrorists to topple and destabilize situation in the countries which cannot be called favourites of the White House, the result of this policy was the occurrence of the Islamic State.
“Some time ago, the USA together with Saudi Arabia and Pakistan were recruiting the most violent, uncontrolled Muslims and Arabs from all over the world, who were then sent to Afghanistan to fight against the Soviet Union. Then they realised how successful the situation happened to be: they had a whole legion of trained and well-armed fanatics who could be used to topple governments and destabilize the countries which cannot be called favourites of the USA,” – declared M. Springmann.
According to him, the United States authorities are now suddenly dazed and confused when they are told about the terrorist threat of ISIS. “Unfortunately, this organisation has just changed its name. In the beginning, it was Mujahideen, then – Al-Qaeda, now – ISIS. It is the same troop of fanatics who are trained, armed and consulted by the USA, as well as by authorities of several the most repressive countries of the region – Turkey, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other countries of the Gulf,” – declares the former U.S. consular official in Saudi Arabia.
It is without doubt, that Washington, having tried its new policy of destabilizing the Arabic regimes and creating a cauldron of instability in the Middle East, considers ISIS and Al-Nusra Dzhebhat as its own kids. In this regard, there are highly interesting and curious details provoking far-reaching conclusions. Thus, among ISIS warlords and agitators there are Islamists who had been earlier arrested by the U.S. army. Allegedly, there are those who should be in Guantanamo. The main flow of external financing went and goes through Qatar offended by B. al-Assad (who refused to construct the Qatar gas pipeline in Syria) and being a faithful ally of the USA. Among ISIS militants, there are many citizens of the European Union, primarily of the U.K. – an even more faithful ally of the USA.
Delivery of modern US weapons which always happen to appear in terrorists hands speaks in favour of this fact. Certainly, the USA struggle against terrorists only has a demonstrative character, as was noted by the Iranian magazine Kayhan. Washington carries out air strikes, but usually they are not very precise and far away from the terrorists location. Experts say that the United States army knows well about positions of terrorists, at least according to the data of their satellites. Air strikes upon positions of the Islamic State in Syria are inefficient, emphasized the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Syrian Arab Republic Faisal Mikdad in his interview to Kyodo. “Air strikes were not efficient, nothing could be achieved by them,” – he said. According to his evaluation, ISIS “became even stronger in Iraq and Syria in terms of the US struggle against terrorism.” [end excerpt]

* "Most CIA-backed rebels in Syria ‘anti-American, anti-Western and anti-democracy’ " (2015-09-24, []
* "With Aleppo Encircled, West Seeks Wildcard to Save its Terror Hordes" (2015-01-23, []

* "Muhajireen Brigade: CIA Spawned Chechen Terror Group Joins Nusra Front in Syria; Chechen group has links back to CIA war in the Caucasus" (2015-09-23, by Kurt Nimmo) []

* "Turkey sent fighters of «30 Division» to Syria and asked «al-Nusra» to kidnap them" (2015-09-04, []

* "Russia Says France Violating International Law by Bombing Syria; France began the bombing campaign inside Syria, despite the not having approval from Syria’s government" (2015-09-27, []
* "'Self Defense'? Moscow Questions Legality of France's Anti-ISIL Strikes; On Saturday, France launched a campaign of airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria. Commenting on the effort, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova pondered what kind of conception of 'self-defense' would drive one country to carry out an operation to bomb another without that country's explicit permission" (2015-09-27, []

* "UK Government Accused of Adopting Secret 'Kill Policy' in Syria" (2015-09-24, []

* "Zionist forces of occupation carrying with their helicopters 6 wounded mercenary-terrorists in Israeli hospitals" (2015-09-05, []

USA DHS private partner Mark Zuckerberg (founder and director for plans to blanket UN-administered refugee camps with information extraction technologies to better coordinate recruitment and communications for the purpose of USA clandestine operations.
* "Zuckerberg to Provide Refugee Camps With Internet Access; Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced at the UN Private Sector Forum that he has started a project to bring internet access to refugee camps" (2015-09-27, []

* "Smallest Country in Middle East Lebanon Spent 1/3 of GDP on Syrian Refugees; The Lebanese prime minister said that his country had spent almost one-third of its GDP on refugees, which "had a devastating impact on the economic development" of the country" (2015-09-26, []

Global Islamic Caliphate / Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL ; ISIS)
* "Some 30,000 Foreigners Joined Militants in Syria, Iraq Since 2011" (2015-09-27, []

 "Now Hiring: ISIL Searches for Qualified Specialists to Boost Economy; ISIL is looking for a variety of experts in different fields to increase its economic might by creating a quasi-economy, said Andrei Novikov, the head of CIS anti-terrorist center, according to Russia media" (2015-09-24, []

* "Chemical Weapons Used in Syria [including Sarin Gas] Came from Defense Department facility in Tbilisi, Georgia" (2015-09-04, []
* "Chemical Conspiracy ~ DAESH attacks Mare’a town [Aleppo] with chemical weapons ~ Moscow: Reports about the use of chemical weapons [by ISIS] in Syria-Iraq" (2015-09-04, []

* "Are Western Intelligence Agencies Involved in ISIL Recruitment?" (2015-09-27, [] [begin excerpt]: Speaking to Radio Sputnik on Sunday, independent journalist and peace activist Vanessa Beeley suggested that common sense seems to dictate that radical Islamist terror groups including ISIL are ultimately the product of Western intelligence agencies looking for "proxy armies" to be used to achieve the West's foreign policy goals.
The journalist pondered how it could be that despite a US-led effort against ISIL for over a year now, ISIL's operations have actually expanded. "And how come their armament stocks have also expanded, exponentially. It's not logical. If with all the equipment that the US coalition has at its fingertips, it can't wipe out what is supposedly a band of mercenaries, it begs the question: why not? And how come these mercenaries' ranks are continuously expanding?"  [end excerpt]

* "Senior Iraqi Official: US Helicopters Drop Weapons, Ammunitions for ISIL in Anbar" (2015-08-24, []

* "British Labor Leader Corbyn: 'ISIS Created by UK and US' ” (2015-09-19, []

* "US Blocking Russian Proposal to Sanction ISIL via UNSC" (2015-09-24, []

* "Flashback to 2011: Libya’s “liberators” Sarkozy, Cameron and Erdogan congratulate NATO’s mercenary-terrorists" (2015-09-20, []

* "The Secret ISIS Safe Havens Nobody Wants You to Know About" (2015-09-23, []

* " ‘Frustrated’ Allen stepping down over lack of ‘resources’ ; The US special envoy for the alleged war on Daesh terrorists in Iraq and Syria, is stepping down, officials say" (2015-09-22, [] [begin excerpt]: Last month, the incoming Marine Corps Commandant, Lieutenant General Robert Neller, testified that the situation of the US fight was at a “stalemate” and the program to train militants there had yielded not more than four or five militants. Initially trained by the CIA in Jordan in 2012, the Takfiri militants have been carrying out horrific acts of violence, including public decapitations and crucifixions in areas under their control in Iraq, Syria and more recently Libya. [end excerpt]

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* "Women are making incredible sacrifices in North Kurdistan and Turkey" (2015-09-14, []

* "HDP delegation meets Secretary General of the Council of Europe; A delegation from the HDP (Peoples' Democratic Party) led by co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş had a meeting with Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, in Strasbourg" (2015-09-28, []
* "Demirtaş to meet Council of Europe officials; Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş continues his visits in Europe, both attending election campaign activities of his party and holding meetings with European authorities" (2015-09-28, []

North Kurdistan in Turkey
* "Cemil Bayik of the Kurdistan Communities' Union says something important to people in the US and refutes Turkish government lies" (2015-08-31, [] [begin excerpt]: We are presenting below an interview with  Kurdistan Communities' Union (KCK) co-president Cemil Bayik which was done with Die Welt and is circulating through alternate media. This helpful piece comes to us from the good people at Kurdish Question. We think that it's strength lies in what it has to say to people in the US and in the picture it gives of the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK). The AKP is ruling reactionary Justice and development Party and the HDP is the progressive People's Democratic Party. [end excerpt]

* "Eğitim Sen Amed branches call on students to boycott schools; Amed branches of Eğitim Sen (Education Union) have announced support to the school boycott called by DTK in demand of education in mother tongue, and called on all the students and families to join the boycott" (2015-09-28, []

* "New developments as an interim government forms in Turkey" (2015-08-30, []
* "Turkey's government is waging war on the people" (2015-09-02, JINHA) []
* "Turkish State arrests more Kurdish opposition leaders as assaults against Kurds escalate" (2015-08-31, []
* "Report On Torture And Illegal Imprisonment Of Kurdish Political Prisoner Zeinab Jalalian" (2015-08-31, []
* "Turkey: The land of murdered children on world peace day" (2015-09-02, ANF Newswire, edited by Kurdish Question) []

* "Police bomb leaves 5 children wounded in Sur; Police have fired a bomb near a group of children playing outside in Fatihpaşa neighborhood of Amed's Sur district Monday afternoon" (2015-09-28, []
* "Eight-year-old child killed by police in Bismil; In the same way recently witnessed in different parts of Northern Kurdistan, Turkish state forces have committed a murder in the wake of a curfew" (2015-09-28, []
* "Youth shot by police in Bismil dies; As attack by Turkish state forces against Kurdish civilians continue, 22-year-old youth Agit Yıldız who was shot by police in Amed's Bismil district late yesterday evening, has died" (2015-09-28, []
* "Minor shot by police in Silvan dies; 16-year-old Bilal Mengil who had been shot by police in Amed's Silvan district on September 9, has lost his life this morning" (2015-09-28, []
* "Another youth murdered by police in Bismil; Special operation police teams have murdered a 19-year-old youth in Bismil district of Amed" (2015-09-28, []

* "Soldiers shot a woman dead in Silopi; Soldiers deployed in military lodge in Silopi district of Şırnak shot a woman who went out to visit a neighbour of hers in Yeşiltepe neighborhood Monday evening" (2015-09-28, []

* "What really happened in Cize September 4-12" (2015-09-20, []
* "More from Cizre/Cizîra Botan" (2015-09-15, []

* "We have guns and stones in one hand, but we have an olive branch in the other hand. The state could either talk to us and solve this problem, or insist on killing us all. We will welcome them for either of these two choices. The people of Cizira Botan remain standing straight. They will never be able to break this resistance of the people..." (2015-09-14, []

* "Women for peace on their way to Cizre for solidarity; As many as 150 women, who gathered in Istanbul upon the call of Women’s Initiative for Peace (BİKG) have departed for Cizre this morning to show their solidarity with the women of Cizre" (2015-09-19, []

* "Mobs attack Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) offices across Turkey" three photos (2015-09-07, [], attatched videos [] [] [] []
Map showing 178 attacks on the People's Democratic Party across Turkey

* "Thousands flock to the martyrs' cemetery demolished by soldiers; Turkish troops that shelled the Martyr İsmail and Martyr Ronahi Cemetery in Varto have withdrawn from the area, while people strongly reacted to the attack which also left the graves destroyed" (2015-09-20, []
* "Cemetery of guerrillas in Varto demolished by Turkish forces; Reports are coming through that Turkish forces have completely demolished the “Martyr İsmail and Martyr Ronahi Cemetery” located in Kulan region in Varto district of Muş" (2015-09-17, []

* " 'Towards self-governance' event to be held in Amed; Party of Democratic Regions (DBP) will organise a series of events on September 18-19 in Amed to raise peace demands against the war policies of the AKP under the slogan 'all together towards self-governance' " (2015-09-17, []

* " 'We’re a people who dance even when we’re going to war,' said Halime. 'Their tanks and pistols aren’t strong enough to stop the enthusiasm we have in our hearts' " (2015-09-14, JINHA) []

* "This is what resistance looks like" nine photos (2015-09-14) []
Updates on the Kurdish Freedom Movement within the Republic of Turkey
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* "HPG reports effective actions by guerrillas in North Kurdistan Guerrilla units affiliated to People’s Defense Forces (HPG) carried out effective actions against Turkish troops and police forces in Hakkari, Şırnak, Amed, Bingöl, Muş and Bitlis provinces in North Kurdistan" (2015-09-18, []
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South Kurdistan in Iraq
* "War Crime Alert: Turkey ground forces invade Iraq" (2015-09-10, []

West Kurdistan (Rojava)

* "21st Century Epic of Resistance: Kobanê" (2015-09-18, part 1 []

* "Democratic Autonomy in Syria" (2015-09-14, []: “A democratic autonomy is able to solve all problems a society may face and democratic autonomy aims to establish a free society so that all the nations, religions and sects get their rights in a democratic Syria.” ---Hêvî Mistefa, Co-presdent of Efrîn Canton Executive Assembly, congratulating the Druze people who declared autonomy in Siwed in the south of Syria. She said that Rojava's Democratic Autonomy structure is ready to negotiate self-rule with all the people in Syria.
* This map shows Kurdish-controlled areas in northern Syria as of September 16th

* "Rojava Administration denies claims on arrival of KDP peshmerga; The General Coordination of Rojava Cantons has denied the claims that armed forces affiliated to South Kurdistan's KDP will go to Rojava, West Kurdistan" (2015-09-17, []: The General Coordination of Rojava Cantons has released a statement regarding claims that armed forces affiliated to South Kurdistan's KDP will go to Rojava, West Kurdistan. The General Coordination pointed out that they as the Democratic Autonomous Administration of Rojava have always valued close relations and cooperation with the other parts of Kurdistan, but denied the claims in question, saying they didn't have such a topic on their agenda. “The Democratic Autonomous Administration, YPG/YPJ in the first place, Rojava Asayish (Public Security) Forces and Self-Defense Forces have been protecting and defending the territory and people of Rojava. It is only these mentioned forces that are legal and legitimate in Rojava”, the statement underlined. The General Coordination of Rojava Cantons has therewith called upon all the powers from Kurdistan to develop relations that avoid an intervention and are based on mutual respect.

* "Eight children wounded in mine explosion in Kobanê A mine previously laid by ISIS gangs has exploded amid a group of children playing outside in Boban village to the south of Kobanê" (2015-09-28, []

State of Israel and international operations
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* "Israel’s army and schools work hand in hand, say teachers" (2015-09-27, Middle East Eye) []

* "Unprovoked, Israeli Soldiers Attack AFP Journalists in West Bank; While covering a demonstration in the West Bank, two journalists with Agence France-Presse were attacked by Israeli soldiers, who then proceeded to destroy their equipment" (2015-09-26, []

* "Israel’s left is finally bringing its racism out of the closet" (2015-09-22, [] [begin excerpt]: There is much speculation about whether opposition leader Isaac Herzog, head of the Zionist Union party, can be enticed into Netanyahu‘s government and encourage it towards peace. But a deeper truth about the Israeli left was exposed this month by the introduction of a draconian terrorism bill.
The measure, called “wildly authoritarian” by one Israeli analyst, lets the government define any group it dislikes, including civil ones, as a terrorist organisation. Offering non-material support, such as a “like” on Facebook, could land you three years in jail. “Abetting terror”, even unwittingly – say, by selling a car to someone who later carries out an attack – can earn you 30 years.
Lined up almost alone against the bill were the parliament’s small number of Arab legislators. Those chiefly targeted by the bill will be Israel’s 1.5 million Palestinian citizens, a fifth of the population, as well as Palestinians in the occupied territories.
Afterwards, Arab MPs berated the Israeli left. Jamal Zahalka accused his so-called opposition partners of being “the mother of all racism” in Israel. [end excerpt]

* "Israel’s Silicon Valley grooms next wave of unicorn startups" (2015-09-22, []: In the tech world, Israel is known as the “Startup Nation”. After China and the United States, it has more Nasdaq listed companies than any country in the world. Israel’s Silicon Valley is absent the expansive, lush lawns of California and the standard office tower view there is a thoroughfare. A majority of today’s Israel tech investors are from China. China has invested $8.5 billion into Israel in the last three and a half years.

* "British museum apologizes for labelling Jews who fought Nazis ‘terrorists' " (2015-09-24, []

World Jewish Diaspora and history
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* (1994-09, Jonathan D. Sarna, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University) (.pdf) []
* "Deadly enemy, deadly friend" (1995-10, by Dr. Stephen J. Sniegoski) []
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State of Palestine, exile community, and occupied territories
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* "Palestine Wants Military Training, Not Weapons From Russia" (2015-09-25, []

* "Palestine, Russia to Discuss Gazprom's Development of Gaza Marine Field" (2015-09-24, []

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & GCC Council member states
* "Emiratis Stage Protest against UAE Military Deployment in Yemen" (2015-09-08, []

* "Tens of Soldiers Killed in Heavy Clashes with Dissident Tribes in Saudi Arabia's Najran" (2015-09-28, []

Ansar Allah Revolutionary Government of Yemen ("Houthis")

* "2,300+ civilians killed in 6 months: Worst coalition attacks in Yemen" (2015-09-29, []

* "Time for UN to Shift Mission in Yemen. Long history of Saudi Military Intervention" (2015-09-28, by Nicola Nasser, []

* "State of Crisis: Explosive Weapons in Yemen" (2015-09-22, [], read the full report (.pdf) []

* "Saudi Arabia 'Tries to Avoid Inquiry to Hide Violations' in Yemen; This week the Netherlands submitted a resolution calling for UN high commissioner for human rights to send an investigative mission to Yemen" (2015-09-25, []
* "Will Saudi Arabia Stop UN From Investigating Its War Atrocities in Yemen? As Saudi government launches diplomatic blitz against human rights probe, Obama administration remains silent" (2015-09-25, []

* "U.S. and Its Coalition of Mid-East Dictators Kill 13 Times More Yemeni Civilians than Al Qaeda" (2015-09-23, []

* "Yemen ~ A Neutron Bomb Attack (NRR No Residual Radiation) and 2 Israeli F16’s, Fresh Painted as Saudi, Burning on the Ground ~ Yemen War Is Now Clearly an Israeli War" (2015-06-02, [], with attached videos [] [] [] []

* "Suicide Bombings in Houthi-Held Mosque in Yemen's Sanaa Reportedly Kill 29" (2015-09-24, []

* "One million Yemenis mobilized to fight against Saudi-led invasion ~ 4 Saudi military bases and 1 Saudi border city captured by Yemeni Forces" (2015-09-15, []

* "Yemeni attack against Safer’s barracks, in Maarib, has killed 300 Saudi-Emiratis-Bahrainis officers and soldiers" (2015-09-07, []

* "Yemen army enters Saudi military bases in Asir region" (2015-09-18, []

* "Houthis Claim They Downed Saudi Helicopter, Killing 13 Soldiers" (2015-09-26, []

* "Two Saudi Officers Killed in Shootout With Houthi Militants" (2015-09-26, []

* "Son of Prime Minister of United Arab Emirates killed in Yemen by the anti-occupation forces" (2015-09-23, []

Islamic Republic of Iran, and international operations
* "Iran Ready for 'Constructive Cooperation' With Neighboring States; Iran is open for constructive cooperation with its neighbors since the Tehran nuclear deal has created favorable conditions for multilateral collaboration, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday" (2015-09-26, []

* "Iran to Purchase Russian Satellite Equipment, Superjet in $21Bln Deal; Tehran signed contracts worth $21 billion with Moscow for the purchase of satellite-related equipment, as well as Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ-100) aircraft, at the MAKS-2015 international air show, the managing director of Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO) told Sputnik Saturday" (2015-09-26, []
* "Iran to buy Russian aerospace equipment and planes worth $21bln - report" (2015-09-27, []
* "Russia to help Iran build own satellite observation systems" (2015-08-25, []

People's Republic of China  
Map []; History & the Current Context []

* "Xi offers ways to build new model of China-US relations" (2015-09-23, []

* "The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei economic zone" (2015-09-22, []: A new-mega metropolis is emerging in Northern China. The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei integration plan affects a total population of more than 100 million people. Will this be the new model for China’s urbanization of the future? Another question being asked is: what are the challenges that lay ahead? The Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei economic zone is the biggest urbanized region in Northern China. Its full integration aims to combine Beijing’s culture and high-tech industries with Tianjin’s port facilities and the resources of the Hebei province. But uneven development over the past decade resulted in some serious problems. So, earlier this year, officials re-dedicated national efforts to bring the region along, launching a strategic plan to enhance coordination.

* "China Has No Intention of Militarizing South China Sea - Xi Jinping; China does not intend to militarize the Nansha/Spratly Islands in the South China Sea and will remain committed to keeping peace and stability in the region, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday" (2015-09-26, []

"US Geopolitical-Military Encirclement of China" map []


Dai Nippon (Empire of Japan)
* "Abe's Japan - Fascist and Falling" (2015-09-25, []

* "Japanese Reactionaries Accused of Suppressing Koreans in Japan" (2015-09-10, KCNA Newswire) []

Republic of Korea (RoK) in southern Korea
* "Human Rights Are Impossible under Dictatorship" (2015-09-29, []: South Korea ill-famed for the worst human rights abuses in the world is staging anti-DPRK "human rights" burlesque, sparking off public criticism at home and abroad.
The south Korean politicians are talking about "universal value of human rights" to cover up lots of their human rights abuses and justify confrontation with the fellow countrymen. But they are the criminals who are turning the south Korean society into the world's worst human rights tundra through dictatorial rule.
These human rights abusers are not entitled to say anything about human rights.
The south Korean "National Assembly" should not trumpet about "human rights" issue of someone but be concerned about fascist misrule by which the dignity and rights of the people are violated and all kinds of ensuing social evils.
South Koreans are denied such elementary rights as the right to learn, the right to work and the right to get medical treatment. The number of people who give up a life, unable to endure sufferings is on the increase in south Korea where man is made the slave of money.
The situation clearly proves that people can neither enjoy rights nor live in peace as long as dictatorial forces lord it over in south Korea.

* "Abuses of Children and the Aged in South Korea Rampant Maltreatment of Children" ( []

* "KCTU Launches General Strike" (2015-09-26, []: The south Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) launched a general strike on Sept. 23 in protest against the authorities' unpopular policy, according to Voice of People, an internet paper of south Korea. At least 10 000 members of the KCTU held a rally in Sodaemun District, Seoul that day. Speakers condemned the authorities for seeking to put down the vital rights of the people through retrogressive revision of the labor law. At the rally the KCTU raised the action for holding business accountable in society, hike of minimum wages and guarantee of basic labor right as demands of the general strike. At the end of the rally the participants staged a demonstration toward Chongwadae. The fascist police ran wild in suppression, firing tear liquid, but the demonstrators fought against them. Police walked away more than 40 demonstrators that day.

* "A secret mutiny that went awry: In 1971, a group of commandos from South Korea invaded North Korea to kill Kim Il Sung" (2003-12-26, [] [begin excerpt]: They were bootblacks, hobos, acrobats -- 31 ex-cons and ruffians plucked out of prison or off the streets and offered one last chance for redemption: to sneak into North Korea and kill its president, Kim Il Sung.
But nothing went according to plan. Their mission aborted, they ended up killing their trainers, fighting their way into the South Korean capital and blowing themselves up.
It was a severe embarrassment to South Korea's dictatorship, and until military rule ended in the 1990s, few talked about it. [end excerpt]

* "Seventy Years of Occupation of South Korea by the US" (2015-09, by Kim Hyon Ju, Korea Today):
It is 70 years since the US occupied south Korea with the end of the Second World War. The protracted stay of the US forces in half of the Korean territory while throwing their weight around is neither in compliance with the requirement of the Koreans, nor is it for peace and prosperity of south Korea. No other place on the planet has been subjected to so long occupation of the US military. Over the years south Korea has been reduced to a colony of the US, the democracy of society stamped out scathingly and the time of antagonism, jealousy and confrontation between the north and the south of Korea has continued. The US occupation gave rise to the Korean war in the 1950s. Seventy-year-long occupation of south Korea by the US proves that the US is not only the chieftain of aggression, plunder and massacre but also the main factor of the deteriorated situation of the Korean peninsula and the neighbourhood.
Product of an unjustifiable scheme -
On September 8, 1945 the US forces occupied south Korea militarily under the excuse of the disarmament of the Japanese army. The US had long been insatiable of the favorable geographical situation and natural resources of Korea. It saw the defeat of the Japanese imperialists as an opportunity to take hold of Korea as a whole. The Americans’ strategy was based on the understanding that Asia would play a decisive role in the global advance for the 1.000 years to come and that the vital link in Asian domination would be how to occupy the Korean peninsula. But the situation changed suddenly unfavorable to the US, for the Japanese imperialists were crumbling much earlier unexpectedly with the general offensive of the Korean People’s Revolutionary Army and the participation of the former Soviet Union in the war against Japan began on August 9, 1945, and the liberation of Korea becoming imminent. At that time the US troops were engaged in battles in Okinawa more than 600 miles far away from Korea. Flurried at this, US President Truman, hoping to occupy even a half of the Korean territory, ordered army officers Dean Rusk and Charles Bonstill on August 10, 1945 to draw in half an hour a line across the peninsula to decide the areas to be put in charge of the American and Soviet forces to accept surrender of the Japanese military by the US and the Soviet Union. They argued over the division of the Korean peninsula until they agreed to draw a line along the 38 degree north latitude of Korea. The main reason for this was to put Kyongsong, the capital of the Feudal Joson Dynasty, under the jurisdiction of the US Military. Also, attention was paid to the fact that Korea north of the 38th parallel had been controlled by the Japanese Kwantung Army while the south by the 17th field army under the direct control of the general headquarters of the Japanese Military. Later, between August 10 and 15 the US drew up “General Order No. 1” which specified that the north of Korea should be put in the charge of the Soviet forces and that the south should be controlled by the US and notified it to the Soviet Union, the United Kin dom and Kuomintang’s China. On September 2, under the agreement and connivance of the Allied Nations, MacArthur, commander-in-chief of the US Forces in the Pacific, declared through radio aboard the USS Missouri which was in Yokohama Port in Tokyo Bay, Japan, that the US military would occupy Korea south of the 38th parallel. Soon, on September 8 the main force of the 24 th Corps landed on Inchon bloodlessly aboard civilian boats, to say nothing of warships. By the end of October that year 70.000 US troops landed on Inchon, Mokpho and Pusan and occupied the whole of south Korea. As a result, the plan of the “line of operational division” between the Soviet Union and the US or the question of the Korean division, which had never been proposed or discussed in a number of negotiations over the matter of postwar Korea during the Second World War, was drafted and carried out by the US. Later, the US refused the Soviet proposal to withdraw both the Soviet and the US forces from Korea simultaneously by the end of 1948 and rejected the resolution of the 30 th session of the UN General Assembly in 1975 on dismantling the “UN Command” in south Korea and pulling all foreign forces. The American occupation of south Korea has been on with no sign of cessation.
Aggressor in the Guise of “Liberator” -
The excitement and jubilation of the people over the defeat of the Japanese imperialists and the liberation of Korea (August 15, 1945) vanished like smoke in south Korea as soon as the US troops set foot on south Korea under the cloak of “liberator.” The US military forcibly disbanded the people’s committees organized by the south Koreans themselves, and outlawed the activities of all democratic parties and social organizations by executing military administration that is usually applied by a victor nation to a defeated nation. Worse still, opposing the desire and requirement of the Koreans for establishment of a united democratic independent state, the US forcibly carried out a “separate election” in south Korea on May 10, 1948, which led to the concoction of the pro-US Syngman Rhee “government” in August that year. It is needless to say that the Syngman Rhee regime played a role of an aggressive tool used to implement a war policy of the US to stamp out the young DPRK that chose the road of democracy. A famous American book wrote that “the Republic of Korea” which started functioning with Syngman Rhee as the “president” was actually no more than a substantial extension of the American frame of occupation and a stepping stone to attack
China and Russia. Thereafter, the US changed the south Korean regime with pro-US elements whenever it was in a crisis. It has plunged all sectors of south Korea including politics, military affairs and the economy still deeper into subjugation. The south Korean regime was the instrument owned by the US to carry out its Asian strategy, and the south Korean army was the cannon fodder of the US to carry out the military strategy. And south Korea has been not only a supply base but also a nuclear outpost to invade the DPRK. The GIs in south Korea have revealed their murderous nature throughout their occupation of south Korea. Some examples can be enumerated: A woman with her baby on her back was coldbloodedly murdered by the GIs in Uijongbu in broad daylight after being gang-raped; a pregnant woman was kicked on her stomach and belly to death when she resisted against a GI’s attempt to rape her; a woman named Yun Kum I, a worker at a US military base in Tongduchon, was raped and killed by a GI (The murderer struck her on the head to unconsciousness, and put a bottle into her womb and an umbrella stick into her anus before she was dead); a US armoured vehicle ran over secondary schoolchildren Sin Hyo Sun and Sim Mi Son zigzag on the roadside. The GIs’ ethos is that the Korean nation is inferior to them. This caused them to shoot to death a wild-vegetables-picking girl calling her a “pheasant” and a fire-wood-gathering countryman calling him a “roe deer.” Since the occupation of Korea the number of criminal incidents including murders, burglaries and rapes amounts to over 230.000. So the south Koreans say in unison that the atrocities of the GIs remind them of what the American cannibals did, who took delight in killing Indians, and that south Korea is miserably deprived of the military sovereignty to the US.
Obstacle to Korean Reunification -
Having divided Korea into two, the US has brought immeasurable disasters and misfortunes to the Korean nation, trampling upon the Koreans’ desire for reunification. After Korea’s liberation on August 15, 1945 the US set up a regime by wirepulling a pro-US lackey, contrary to the desire and efforts of the Korean people to avoid the division of their country. In June 1950, its ambition for domination of the whole Korean peninsula triggered off the Koean war. The American moves never ceased in the 1960s and 1970s to foil the efforts for one Korea. In 1972 a high-level north-south conference was held, followed up by the adoption of the historic North-South Joint Statement which specifies the three main principles for the north and the south to maintain— independence, peaceful reunification and great national unity. They were the core of the statement. The entire Korean nation rose up valiantly in the struggle for the country’s reunification. Scared at this, the US and the south Korean regime advanced the “two Koreas policy” to delay the reunification of Korea indefinitely and perpetuate the division. At the instigation of the US, the south Korean regime put up a separatist policy abandoning all their commitments to the nation. The south Korean authorities not only frustrated the conversation between the north and the south held amid the expectation and concern of the Korean nation but also openly declared a policy of perpetuating the division of Korea through a “special statement.” Due to the separatist policy and treacherous acts a great obstacle came in the way to reunification of the country. With the beginning of the 2000s a historic inter-Korean summit meeting was held in Pyongyang and the June 15 Joint Declaration was published. Years later the October 4 Declaration came after another north-south summit. Now the atmosphere of reconciliation, unity and reunification settled in. Going against all those developments, the US launched an open campaign to derail the reunification trend. It clung to a dirty policy of smearing the DPRK, frantically making propaganda about the DPRK’s “nuclear problem.” It put another pro-US conservative junta in office to stamp out all successes of the June 15 reunification era. The manoeuvres of the US to interrupt reconciliation, unity and improvement of the north-south relationship are more ferocious this year. On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of national liberation from the Japanese military rule the DPRK appealed early this year to open up an avenue for independent reunification with the united efforts of the whole nation and took substantial measures from the beginning of the year. On the contrary, the US declared new “additional sanctions” against the DPRK by means of the “presidential executive order” in early January and has perpetrated various joint military exercises with south Korea clamouring for “earlier destruction” of the DPRK. The number of all sorts of DPRK-targeted war drills and joint military exercises held in south Korea and its vicinities since the US’s military occupation of south Korea amounts to 20.000, when the announced ones alone are summed up. The fact proves that the US is the culprit of Korea’s division, not “liberator,” and the culprit of the danger of a nuclear war. The US’s move to compel the south Korean authorities to fight against the fellow countrymen while instigating constant hostility between the north and the south is aimed at strengthening its military domination in and around the Korean peninsula and making an excuse for realizing its supremacy in the world, in Asia in particular. As long as there is American military occupation of south Korea, it is inconceivable to achieve development of inter-Korean relations, peace, reunification and prosperity of the nation. It is the will of the Korean nation to put an end to military occupation of south Korea by the US, the cause of all their sufferings and pains. These days voices demanding the withdrawal of the GIs from south Korea are growing louder in the international community. To cope with this development the US is turning to the policy of moving its military bases, redeploying its troops and making a US-south Korea combined division. This is none other than a crafty scheme to strengthen its presence in south Korea in an attempt to perpetuate its military occupation and ratchet up aggression and war moves. The US often argues about the need to make a certain party obedient to UN resolutions, while it shuns its obligation to the resolution on the withdrawal of the US troops from south Korea, which was adopted at the 30th session of the UN General Assembly in 1975. Over its 70-year-long occupation of south Korea it has inflicted all kinds of misfortunes and sufferings alone on the south Korean people while blocking the Korean nation’s way to reunification. The Korean nation never wants the US’s military presence in south Korea, an illegal intruder. There is no longer a reason for the GIs’ presence in south Korea since the Cold War ended and there are declarations adopted by the north and the south for independent reunification, peace and prosperity.

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in northern Korea
Info collected by Juche-Buddhism Friendship Society, for Peace through Knowledge! [], [] [] [[]

* "DPRK 360: North Korea photography by Aram Pan" []
The spirit of peace: The spirit of the DPRK 360 project is portrayed by the white dove. It is the universal symbol of peace and is also the theme in a North Korean folk song.

* "Student of New York University Interviewed in DPRK" (2015-09-26, []



Here is the KCNA Newswire homepage for 2015-09-25 [] as retrieved through a web server located in the European Union. Yet, the same web site cannot be visited by residents of the USA, try it here []. Why does the USA and allies block access to the KCNA Newswire? What is the USA hiding? Certainly it could not be the wonderful articles on Kim Jong Un  [], but what else...
Certainly it appears to shield researchers from viewing articles about society and lives of DPRK Citizens [] [] [].
The English-language KCNA Newswire page hosted on a server within dai Nippon (Japan) [] has not only been censored in the USA, but also world-wide.

* "North Korean official news agency site serves malware" (2015-01-13, [] [begin excerpt]: Users who visited the site of the state-run North Korean news agency, to see the country’s response to the Sony hacking accusations or for other reasons, might want to scan their computers for malware.
A security researcher found [] that the site hosts a malicious file called that is served by JavaScript code loaded from kcna.user.exploit.exploit.kcmsf (kcmsf is a custom file extension used by the site).
A quick look at the executable files suggests that the malware might steal passwords from browsers, said Bogdan Botezatu, a senior e-threat analyst at Bitdefender.
It’s also not clear when the site serves the file, as not all users are prompted to download it. [end excerpt]

* "The Pyonghattan project: how North Korea's capital is transforming into a 'socialist fairyland' " (2015-09-11, []

* "New-Model Trolley Buses Are Produced" (2015-06-26, []
* "New Solar Passenger Ship Laid down in DPRK" (2015-08-26, KCNA Newswire) []: The Nampho Marine Transport Company in the DPRK has recently laid down a new solar passenger ship.This twin-hull ship, completely based on solar power, will run between Nampho City and North and South Hwanghae provinces.It is expected that the existing passenger ships can be remodeled into solar-powered ones.

* "The Interview with Priest Choi Jae-Young: 'Wi-Fi is usable everywhere in Pyeong-Yang' " (2015-09-04, part 1 [] [begin excerpt]:
Mun: Recently, North Korean female football team's championship at East Asian Football game has became national sensation in North Korea and present leader Kim Jong-Un has welcomed them at the Airport in person. Have you ever heard of or felt of any ongoing changes such as goals or plans toward Sports in North Korea during your visits?
Choi: Walking through the streets in North Korea, you can easily see the slogans of sports saying "Let's build Power Athletic nation by sports scientification" or "The Nation to become a legend of Sports", through which I felt their passion on sports as well as construction or military affairs. And also I've seen many youths reading books on the street in the morning, most of them reading books on medicines and sports, especially books on sports theory.
And in the past year, I discovered many of new sports parks such as inline skating or badminton park constructed along side the Dae-Dong river. For example, Many gyms are concentrated nearby where I was staying, called Youth Street where not only the members of the national team but regular citizens worked out. And universities for sports have been constructed in 6 provinces such as Yang-gang, Ja-gang, South Hwang-Hae and South Pyeong-Ahn provinces where there have had no such facilities before, and now I can see the every Sports University in every provinces. Lastly, now the Sports Channel has been formed by 15th on August beside the main channel of Korean Central News Agency, Educational Channel of Ryong-Nam TV and Foreign Movies Channel of Man-Su TV.
With the inauguration of the present leader Kim Jong-Un, the ambience for Sport in the nation is rather strengthened. Originally, the Ministry for Sports belonged to the Cabinet. However, in pursuit of the better national ambience, in 2012 they have established the independent National Sports Committee as the part of permanent system and have inaugurated representatives from every departments for the committee, whose present chief is Choi Ryong-Hae. This kind of change is explained partly by the leader's personal attraction toward Sports, who is fond of Basketball(you can figure it out very easily by the visit of famous basketball player Dennis Rodman), Horse-riding and actually plays well through many sports.
The Esteemed couple of the leader has welcomed the Female soccer team in person at the airport, which is unprecedented and the national record is also unprecedentedly best as North Korea has won 4 gold medals in London Olympics.
Mun: Then let's move on to the use of the internet in North Korea. I heard people were surprised in South Korea when you sent message through Kakao Talk (Korean Messenger) from Pyeong-yang. And also we can easily see the photos from North Korea at Ms. Shin Eun-Mi's facebook posts. How is it these things are possible?
Choi: Unfortunately, There is no opportunities for North Korean people to connect to International Web. However, as foreigners or brethren abroad, you can connect to Internet Web with SIM card published by Korea Link. Same as international calls. We can call everywhere in the world except for Seoul.
If you visit Pyeong-Yang, soon you see that Wi-Fi service is usable everywhere in the City. It is allowed to use internet when you bring with your laptop so I was using the internet and was the first one to be using Twitter, Facebook, or Kakaotalk there. I brought my laptop because it is quite complex to send E-mail at the internet booths arranged for the guests. Anyway, I've sent the Kakao messages to South Korea because I wanted to do away with the solid wall of telecommunication between two nations. I've sent them to the president of the alumni association, to a person in charge of the arranged lecture for Young Korean Academy lecture.
Mun: Then How people in North Korea read Rodong Shinmun (Newspaper) with Smart phone? Do they connect to internal web?
Choi: They don't connect to Internet but to Intranet, which is for internal use. They can contact one another, sending mails, messages or searching information through it. For example, one can download PDF file of Rodong Shinmun. It is common to have smartphone in North Korea these days.
Mun: Speaking of the internet use, it is impossible to connect to Youtube in China. Isn't it?
Choi: North Korea had captured travelers' mobile phones in 2012 but now has permitted to bring them in to the country as long as you are not spying on them or misusing them, which is same in every countries in the world. So, from the foreign travelers side, it is way easier to connect to internet in North Korea than in China. [end excerpt]

* "Under the Universal Free Education System" ( [] [begin excerpt]: The health problem comes ahead of economic calculation, and any economic profits can hardly match the people’s health—this is the invariable standpoint of the Workers’ Party of Korea and the DPRK government. For instance, in June 1986 in Haeju City, South Hwanghae Province, a smeltery which had emitted a tiny amount of harmful gas was blown off and a modern one with no harmful gas was set up thanks to a state measure. Ruled by the public health policy of the Party and the state, fumes, sewage and waste water are thoroughly purified. [end excerpt]

* "Young Scientists Win Special Prizes" (2015-09-28, []

* DPRK’s Healthcare System (2015-09-14, []. Photo caption: The multi-purpose X-ray room at the Breast Tumour Research Institute of the Pyongyang Maternity Hospital.

* "Locals Benefit from Telemedicine" ( []

* "Voters Participate in Elections of Deputies to Local People's Assemblies" (2015-07-20, []

* "Foreign Guests Visit Polling Stations in DPRK" []:
Foreign guests staying in the DPRK on July 19 visited polling stations for the elections of deputies to the provincial, city and county people's assemblies in Pyongyang and local areas.
After visiting a polling station, Vladislav Ri, staff member of the Russian consulate general in Chongjin, said:
I am glad to visit the polling station for the elections of deputies to the local people's assemblies in the wake of the visit to the one for the election of deputies to the Supreme People's Assembly. Today is like a significant holiday for the DPRK. It also marks the 15th anniversary of Russian President Putin's visit to the DPRK.
The staff member sang together with artistes of the North Hamgyong Provincial Art Troup to be acclaimed by voters and other masses.
Yuri Mitushin, head of a Russian film delegation, said that he respects the DPRK's elections and his delegation visited the DPRK to significantly mark the year of Russia-DPRK friendship, expressing hope that the peoples of the two countries would steadily cooperate with each other in the future, too.
A staff member of the mission of the WFP here said after going round a polling station:
I could read happiness and joy on the faces of voters. I could feel support for candidates and pride in the government, watching old women and other voters singing and dancing.

* "Senator from British Labor Party Visits Different Places" (2015-09-23, []

Amnesty International, hardly a friend of the DPRK as it takes funding from the USA State Department, concludes that the DPRK conducted up to or around six executions in 2012 (it is only an estimate), comparable in 2012 to the USA with 77 executions, or to the USA's satellite states of Iraq with 81 executions, and Saudi Arabia with 79 executions.
Read more: "Death penalty statistics, country by country The latest capital punishment statistics are out. Find out who uses the death penalty today - and see how it compares to 2007" (2012-03-27,, in cooperation with Amnesty Internation) [], with chart [].

* "Development of External Economic Relations over Seven Decades" (2015-09-20, []

* "Pyongyang International Trade Fair" (2015) []
* "11th Pyongyang Autumn International Trade Fair Opens" (2015-09-22, []
* "The 11th Pyongyang Autumn International Commodity Exhibition" (2015-09-25,, fourteen photos [], seven photos []

* "North Korea's Street Stalls Signal Small-Scale Arrival of Capitalism" (2015-09-01, AP Newswire) []

* "Visit to Consumer Goods Show" (2015-09-22, The Pyongyang Times) [] [begin excerpt]: On display were more than 1 800 kinds of daily necessities made by industrial establishments in the sector, including plastic and metal products, electrical appliances for home use, toys, hard glassware and furniture. [end excerpt]
* "Kim Jong Un Tours Commodity Show Presented by Munitions Industry" (2015-09-22, Political News Team) []: Kim Jong Un, supreme commander of the Korean People's Army, toured a commodity show presented by the munitions industry.
On display at the show, organized at his proposal, were more than 1 800 kinds of daily necessities which are produced at munitions industrial establishments.
Kim Jong Un went round the show to learn in detail about the number of consumer goods and their quality.
Noting that the production of commodities in the munitions industrial field has developed into a patriotic movement for the Party and the State for more than six decades since President Kim Il Sung initiated it in August 1954, the Supreme Commander said: We should always remember the devoted efforts made by President Kim Il Sung and leader Kim Jong Il to improve the people's living standard, and convey their loving care for the people down through generations.
To produce in a larger quantity quality consumer goods at the munitions industrial establishments is for implementing the behests of the great leaders, preserving our own things and giving fuller play to the advantages of our socialist system, he said, urging the officials in the munitions industrial field to steadily push forward this work as an important policy issue.
He stressed that the officials, party members and other working people in the munitions industrial field should turn out as one in the production of commodities with the strong resolution that they are responsible for the important work to provide the people with richer and more civilized life.
It is needless to produce any goods unsuited to the people's taste and what is important in turning out commodities is to sensitively understand what kind of goods the people like and concentrate efforts on the production of goods winning their favor, he said.
It is the Party's intention to fill every shop of the country with quality domestic commodities, he said. And he encouraged the relevant field to plan this work in a big way and push forward it boldly, saying that he would personally solve the problems arising in the production of commodities.
Accompanying him were Choe Ryong Hae, Kim Yang Gon, Ri Il Hwan, Kim Chun Sop, Jo Chun Ryong, Jo Yong Won, Hong Yong Chil, Kim Yo Jong and Jong Sung Il.

* "Economy & Foreign Trade: New Products" page 1 [], page 2 [], page 3 [], page 4 [], page 5 [], page 6 [], page 7 []

* "Precious Medicinal Stone" ( [] [begin excerpt]: This medicinal stone (patent No. 43809), a new product developed by the Sonjin Technology Development Centre, is being well accepted by users.
It is made up of Kumgang medicinal stone and rare earth minerals, and mixed with mineral substance for Koryo therapy.
This is a semi-circular treatment device about the size of a small button.
This product operates by the combined action of natural far infrared rays and electronic rays without external source of energy. [end excerpt]

 * "Light Spectrum Analyzer" ( []: The Analyzer Institute under Kim Chaek University of Technology has recently succeeded in developing a light spectrum analyzer. This product analyzes promptly and accurately the content of alloy elements contained in different kinds of metallic materials used in metallurgical, mechanical and other fields of industry.

* "National Scientific and Technological Presentation in Field of Coal Industry Held" (2015-09-26, []

* "Rason International Trade Fair Closes" (2015-08-26, []

* "The Rason Economic and Trade Zone" ( []

* "Korea Commercial Trading Corporation" ( []
* "Korea Musical Instruments General Corporation" (2015-08-08, []
* "Korea Zinc Industry Group - Tanchon Refinery" ( [], and "Tanchon Mining Machine Factory" ( []
* "Korea Haebaragi Trading Corporation" ( []
* "Jonghung J.V. Company" ( [] [begin excerpt]: Inaugurated in 2013, the Jonghung J.V. Company specializes in producing goods from wood fibre pulp including writing paper, newsprint and disposable tampon. The company is furnished with a flow line with a capacity of producing more than 1 000 tons of paper and intellectualized equipment of producing disposable hygienic goods so as to mass-produce wood fibre pulp goods demanded by customers. [end excerpt]
* "Korea Illumination Centre" (2015-09-20, []: The centre is located in Songyo District, Pyongyang. The main categories of its business are research, production and sale of illumination-related apparatuses.
It has integrated all business activities ranging from design, scientific research, development of technology, production, technical service and after-sale service.
The assembly bases of LED lights and electronic elements of lamps, covering a total area of nearly 3 000 sq m, and other production bases mass-produce various kinds of illuminators including LED floodlight, LED rod, LED focus and illuminated signboard.
Electronic elements are processed to order and accessories for solar panels and other electric apparatuses are assembled by means of modern equipment like CNC cutter and moulding press.
Competent designers and other technical personnel have developed different kinds of illuminators and other solar power units, both smart and suited to national sentiments, in order to make effective use of green energy.
The structures decorated by the centre include Chollima Statue, Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, Grand People’s Study House, Okryu, Taedong and other bridges, May Day Stadium, Munsu Water Park and Rungna People’s Pleasure Ground. They add beauty to the night view of Pyongyang.
The products of the centre render a significant contribution to splendidly decorating buildings, big and small, in Wonsan, Hamhung and other cities of the country.
It concentrates efforts on developing hi-tech equipment.
Better quality and low cost constitute part of its business strategy and, to satisfy the ever-growing demands, it strives to increase the proportion of locally-available raw and other materials.
Having made its business activities multifarious, it satisfies orders for production of illuminators and their installation. It also maintains close ties with foreign partners on the principles of mutual benefit, profitability and credit-first.
Photos: [] [] [] [] []

* "NADA Director on Successes in Outer Space Development" (2015-09-14, []. Photos are from []:


* "Director of Atomic Energy Institute of DPRK on Its Nuclear Activities" (2015-09-15, KCNA Newswire) []

* "Effective Use of Renewable Energy Resources" (2015-08-04, []: Several wind turbines and fine arrays of solar panels at the top of a mountain near the seaside—this is a spectacular sight at Ryongnam Dockyard in Nampho on the western coast of Korea which is making success in tapping renewable energy sources and using them in business operation.
The dockyard, which set it as its goal to effectively introduce the renewables, erected a plant for generating electric power from wind turbines and solar panels while constructing Dock No. 2. It took advantage of climatic conditions in coastal areas which are windy all the year round and have a relatively high percentage of sunshine.
The power plant equipped with wind-driven generators with the capacity of 10 kw and solar panels generates hundreds of kWh of electricity every day. The generated electricity is supplied through the network exclusively established in the dockyard to several units including the information and command rooms and science and technology dissemination hall. At the same time, the storage batteries are charged with electricity during the daytime and supply it at nighttime.
The dockyard is paying close attention to normal operation of the power plant by keeping up-to-date with the maintenance and repair of generating facilities, power generation and its use, and taking necessary and timely steps.
Recently it has replaced stay ropes of wind turbines with new ones and distributed the solar panels that had been concentrated on the mountain slope to the sites near user units.
Technicians and workers are displaying a higher sense of responsibility in the maintenance of generating facilities.
The dockyard is taking pride in effective use of renewable energy that is eco-friendly and adding to the scenery as well as a great help in easing power shortage.


* "Relying on Local Materials" (2015-06-27, []

* "Institute Plays Part in Developing Fishery" (2015-08-19, []
* "Cage-Net Fish Farming Proves to Be Efficient" ( []

* "A Comprehensive Foodstuff Production Base" (2015-08-03, []: Recently great strides have been made in improving the people’s standard of living in Korea. Representative success is the February 20 Factory which has been renovated on a high level.
Kim Jong Un, who always pays close attention to improving the dietary life of the service personnel and people, specified tasks for putting the factory on a modern footing in conformity with the requirements of the new century while giving on-site guidance at the factory, and took every possible step to this end.
The massive renovation project was completed in a matter of a year.
Covering a total floor space of 220 000 square metres, the factory is composed of general processing, saccharifying, oil, butter, condiments and packaging workshops. All their production lines are automated, germ-free and dust-free.
Provided with an integrated system for production, quality management and business activities, the factory has streamlined its production lines ranging from feeding to packaging in the canned meat, condiments and butter workshops in order to eliminate manual labour, save manpower and increase production efficiency.
Its laboratory, furnished with experimental equipment including the atomic absorption analyzer and short-infrared food tester, examines quality of products, thus ensuring hygienic safety of all the products like bean paste, soy sauce, monosodium glutamate, cooking oil, starch syrup, wine, dried rice, canned foods, sausage, butter and biscuit.
Its products are popular among people for they are delicious, nutritious and good-looking.
The factory has set up a science and technology dissemination hall, and is conducting online education, helping technicians and workers improve the level of their technical knowledge and skills.
Today the factory serves as a model and standard factory in renovating foodstuff factories across the country.

* "A Hub of Greenhouse Vegetable Cultivation" ( []: The Pyongyang Vegetable Science Institute is making proactive efforts to increase productivity and nutritive value of a variety of greenhouse vegetables.
This institute, located in the Hwasong area of Ryongsong District, Pyongyang, is an up-to-date base for vegetable research and production.
Equipped with sophisticated bioengineering research facilities, it covers a total area of over 1.43 million square metres.
It reminds visitors of a sea of greenhouses as it comprises modern hydroponic hothouses in which all processes are automatically controlled by computers and well over a hundred blocks of vinyl sheet greenhouses.
In the large greenhouses grow various vegetables including tomato, cucumber and red pepper.
In the hydroponic glasshouses vegetables rooting in culture substrates, which are made of locally abundant raw materials, grow up healthily absorbing nutritive liquid automatically fed by computers.
And a large quantity of cabbages, radishes, eggplants and lettuces ripen in the sheet greenhouses without heating system that ensure heat accumulation and insulation by dint of solar heat.
Carpets of delicious and highly nutritive chives are unrolled along the compound paths and in and around greenhouses.
At present, more and more people of the world demand fresh, natural vegetables, a green food free from pollution and artificial manipulation.
In keeping with the trend, the institute deepens biotechnological research into various factors for the growth of a variety of vegetable species.
The researchers have bred lots of high-yielding and choice varieties of greenhouse vegetables.
They registered round eggplant and some other vegetable varieties in the national list and established the techniques of pollution-free cultivation of dozens of varieties including broccoli that is ranked fourth among the ten health foods, all-season pimento, vegetable sponge for summer and virus-free big strawberry seedling that increases yield by 30 percent more than stem breeding. This paved the way for making the production of greenhouse vegetable seeds Juche-oriented.
They also established a cabbage microspore culture technique and a cultivation method for the production of 300 tons of vegetables per hectare in hydroponic hothouse and over 150 tons in sheet greenhouse, while achieving good results in naturalizing world-famous vegetable species.
They have introduced sheet greenhouse vegetable distribution program 1.0, which ensures the rational distribution of crops in line with the cultivation and management conditions in greenhouse, and a greenhouse cucumber nutrition early diagnosis system based on computer image analysis.
The institute has installed geothermal facilities to provide stable heat that is indispensable for the production of greenhouse vegetables. It is now working on the solution to the injection of carbon dioxide badly needed for vegetable cultivation.
It is one of the missions of the institute to popularize the success and experience obtained in the course of carrying on scientific and intensive cultivation of greenhouse vegetables.
It has so far disseminated the technique of sheet greenhouse without heating system in Pyongyang and every province and supplied new vegetable varieties to all parts of the country.
Researchers have written and distributed many reference books.
As many people are to visit the institute to learn cultivation methods, it plans to build a hostel and training centre.
It also plans to arrange workshops for officials in the greenhouse vegetable sector across the country on a regular basis and produce and circulate manuals, books and multimedia presentations on the cultivation of greenhouse vegetables.

* "Unusual Rich Harvest of Apples: The richest harvest ever has been reaped in the Taedonggang Combined Fruit Farm this year" ( []
* "Apples of Kwail County Supplied to Pyongyang Citizens" (2015-09-08, KCNA Newswire) []: A fleet of trucks carrying apples arrived in Pyongyang from Kwail County on September 7.
The county brought an unusual bumper harvest this year as they manured and cultivated fruit trees in a scientific and technical way despite unfavorable weather.
The officials and other working people of the county sent hundreds of tons of well-ripe apples to Pyongyang.
The citizens passing by waved their hands toward the fleet.
The fleet arrived at Munsu car park on the bank of the River Taedong before heading for public catering outlets in the city.


* "Visit to Changgwang Shop" (2015-09-25, []
Kim Jong Un, First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, First Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, visited Changgwang Shop newly built in the Mirae Scientists Street.
He looked round the room dedicated to the history of the shop.
Noting that the shop, set up in November 1983 at the initiative of Chairman Kim Jong Il, has rendered great services to improving the people’s standards of material and cultural living for scores of years, he said the construction of its new building in the Mirae Scientists Street makes it possible for the shop to perform more fully its mission and duty as a commercial service base exclusively marketing various kinds of daily necessities made by the workers in the armaments industry.
He went round several floors of the shop to learn in detail about its construction and the preparations for service activities.
He expressed great satisfaction at the fact that the soldier-builders have successfully built the shop with a perfect appearance as a commercial service base while suiting to the aesthetic tastes of the Korean people.
Noting that all the counters of the shop are full of a variety of quality goods made by the workers in the armaments industry and the goods are well exhibited, he was very pleased as the shop looks neat and fresh and its atmosphere appeals to his taste.
The shop has an important duty and role to play, he said, giving instructions to be tackled in organizing its service activities well.
Noting that he was told the people say the new building of the shop looks very fascinating and they are anxious to know the date of its opening, he instructed to open the shop on the occasion of October 10 by making better preparations for its operation lest any slightest shortcomings should be revealed there.
He expressed his expectation and belief that the sales personnel of the shop would fully display the spirit of devoted service for the people, bearing in mind the ennobling love of the great leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il for the people.
* "Kim Jong Un Visits Newly-built Changgwang Shop" (2015-09-25, []


* "Inspection of Near-complete Power Station" (2015-09-14, The Pyongyang Times) [] [begin excerpt]: Kim Jong Un, First Secretary of the Workers’ Party of Korea, First Chairman of the DPRK National Defence Commission and Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army, provided on-the-spot guidance to the construction site of the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station that is nearing completion.
He was accompanied by Choe Ryong Hae, secretary of the WPK Central Committee, and Jo Yong Won, deputy director of the WPK Central Committee.
The members of the youth shock brigade waged an intensive struggle in close cooperation with service members of the People's Army and carried out an amount of work that is huger than what they have done in the past decade in a little over four months, achieving praiseworthy success unprecedented in the history of hydropower plant construction.
Shaking hands with each of the commanding personnel of the shock brigade, the supreme leader said young men and women fought a fierce battle day and night for over 120 days after he visited the construction site in April, thereby creating a world-startling legend of heroic youth. Calling all the Korean youths as heroes, he named the power plant “Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station”.
He gave thanks to workers of different industrial establishments including the Taean Heavy Machine Complex which performed labour feats in the manufacture and supply of ordered equipment.
After seeing the transmission towers and lines stretching from the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station to Samjiyon County with satisfaction, he looked round the dwelling houses newly built for the people who had lived in the submerged area.
Through the construction the Korean young men and women have eloquently proved once again that they are playing a vanguard role in implementing the Party’s decision and they are really powerful, he emphasized.
It is the consistent strategic line and policy of our Party to raise them as the masters of the times and let them put up the nameplate at the gates of a thriving nation before others, he said, adding that all the young people should carry on the proud tradition of Korean youth to build up more eternal assets of the country to be handed down to posterity. [end excerpt]

* "DPRK Premier Learns about Farming in South Hwanghae Province" (2015-09-28, []
* "DPRK Premier Inspects Power Stations along Chongchon River" (2015-08-24, []
* "Pak Pong Ju Tours Power Station and Railway Construction" (2015-08-04, KCNA Newswire) []
* "DPRK Premier Makes Field Survey of Hungnam Area" (2015-09-17, []

* KPA builds civilian housing, three photos [].
Photo from []:


* "Visit to Sinuiju Gauge Factory" (2015-09, []

* "Kumgang Engine J-V Company" ( [] [begin excerpt]: The Kumgang Engine J-V Company, with its legal status in Rangnang District, Pyongyang in the DPRK, was established as a joint venture enterprise with Japan DIA-STAR Co., Ltd. in1993.
It mass-produces a wide range of gasoline, diesel and kerosene side-valve engines, engine generators and engine pumps.
Equipped with CNC-based machinery, it fully ensures super-precision in processing engine body and shaft and manufacturing equipment.
Such main parts of the engine as the crank shaft and camshaft are manufactured by the method of spheroidal graphite cast iron.
It uses state-of-the-art testing and measuring equipment for quality control on the technical specifications. It makes efforts to raise the rate of producing plastic parts of the engine.
The company is in a position to immediately satisfy various orders of customers in different parts of the world by introducing OEM type.
Its gasoline engines with various output are enjoying good reputation of clients at home and abroad for good first driving, high performance and low fuel consumption as up-to-date electronic ignition device is applied to manufacturing them. [end excerpt]

* "Main Emphasis on Technical Renovation" (2015-06-30, []: The Pyongyang Building-materials Factory located in Ryokpho District, Pyongyang, is striving to put its production on a scientific and technical basis to increase the production.
Aware that an important key to production growth lies in technical innovation, its managerial and other working people have recently established the production processes of tile and sanitary ware by means of coal gasification and are pushing forward the project to raise the proportion of domestic materials in production and improve the quality of products.
In a prevailing climate of studying science and technology among the factory employees, many of them have enrolled at the on-line education given by Pyongyang University of Architecture and other educational systems to acquire sci-tech knowledge.

Technicians at the industrial laboratory and other workplaces are engaged in the research into utilizing domestic materials and improving the products’ quality. As part of the effort, those at the sanitary ware workshop succeeded in ensuring the domestic production of raw materials. They were also successful in their technical study for making a variety of new sanitary ware, thus manufacturing the spillway groove to be used in the construction of swimming and wading pools.
Those at the tile workshop introduced machines capable of printing various patterns on tiles and solved the problem of glaze materials to produce quality tiles.

At the artificial marble workshop technicians and workers pooled their creative efforts to introduce into production a compressed plate and buffer cylinder, thus improving the quality of products.
The factory is also producing different sizes of plastic-frame windows and organic and inorganic coating materials for outer and inner walls by its own efforts and technology. The factory products are durable and convenient for use.
Its Ulmildae-brand building materials are enjoying growing demand at the construction projects now under way in the capital and other provinces.


* "Special Bonus to Be Granted in DPRK" (2015-09-26, []: The Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of the DPRK decided to give special bonus to the service personnel and people who rendered devoted and loyal services to present the party with labor gifts. A decree of the Presidium of the SPA on this was made public on Sept. 23. The decree said special bonus amounting to 100 percent of monthly rated salaries and wages will be bestowed on all the service personnel, working people and those who receive pensions, subsidies and scholarships on the occasion of the 70th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea.

* "Kim Jong Un Goes round Combined Service Boat Mujigae" (2015-09-28, [] [begin excerpt]: Kim Jong Un said that if a fashionable combined service boat having various service facilities such as restaurant and cultural and welfare amenities is built to cruise between Okryu Bridge and Taedong Bridge, it will be another good place for cultural recreation of the people, guiding its design several times and personally solving all issues arising in its building. He named the boat Mujigae.
The boat with a total floor space of more than 11 390 square meters is 120 meters long and 25 meters wide and has a displacement of 3 500 tons. At least 1 230 guests can cruise in the picturesque Taedong River at a time, being served with Korean and world famous dishes.
The four storied boat has such modern service facilities as national food restaurant, coffee room, soft drink room, party room, banquet hall, buffet restaurant, deck restaurant, revolving restaurant, shop, etc.
Noting that it is possible to regularly operate the boat only when effective measures are taken to supply foodstuff and other things to it as it has a huge accommodating capacity, he took a benevolent step for doing so.
The boat will be visited by a lot of the people, he said, adding that thinking of the people who will cheerfully laugh and talk while cruising in the river helps him relieve of the pent-up fatigue and he feels the greatest pleasure when having provided one more treasure to the people like that. He gave an instruction to start its service before October 10.
The building of the combined service boat Mujigae convinces us of the fact that we can reach the world level in all aspects, he said, underscoring the need to build all service facilities to be constructed in the future at the level of Mujigae so that the people may enjoy a highly civilized and affluent life. [end excerpt]

* "Mirim Riding Club" ( []

* "Munsu Water Park, a top-notch water park built on the picturesque bank of the Taedong River" (2015-09-28, []

* "Meari Shooting Range - Shooting my dinner in North Korea" (2014, DPRK 360) [], meme [].
* Meari Shooting Gallery (2015-09-11, [], photos [] [] []

I personally am not a big Marlboro person, but they have these in DPRK, just 2 Euros or 280 won. I saw Camels, too! So, I wonder what other brands they carry that are well known.
Photo Credit: Jaka Parker
Really, don't "experts" claim people get tossed in "death camps" for possession of western goods? Therefore, as I was taught by the excellent documentary "the Interview", I declare these cigarettes to be paperboard cut-outs!


Photo from the recent the 19th World ITF Taekwon-Do Championships, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Next Championships 2017, Pyongyang, DPR Korea.

* "DPRK Table Tennis Players Bag Medals at International Games" (2015-09-29, []: The first Far East sports festival of Asian countries took place in Khabarovsk from Sept. 17 to 20.
The festival brought together more than 150 excellent men and women players of various universities from the DPRK and other countries.
The Korean table tennis players bagged four gold medals, five silver medals and one bronze medal, thus coming first in the country standings.
Kim Hyok Ju won a gold medal in men's single, Kim Hyok Ju and Jo Chang Hyok a gold medal in men's doubles and Jo Chang Hyok and Choe Mun Hyang a gold medal in mixed doubles.
Finishing runner-up in women's single and in men's single were Choe Mun Hyang and Jo Chang Hyok. O Sam Mi and Choe Mun Hyang came second in women's doubles and Kim Hyok Ju and O Sam Mi also second in mixed doubles while O Sam Mi placed third in women's single.
The Korean players came first in men's group standings and second in women's group standings.
They returned home Saturday.

World Cup 2018 qualification - AFC:
Bahrain 0-1 DPR Korea (Jong il-wan 42').
DPR Korea earned the maximum 9 points after 3 first match and is currently leading the table.
The only goal by Jong []

* (2015-09-03, Yi Quan, DPRK Study Group):
Western media often lies about DPRK not reporting their defeats, well
In this video, boys were asked who their favorite football players, They do know Ronald, Messi etc, just like anyone else in other countries who love football.

* "DPRK Delegation Leaves for Russia" (2015-09-29, []: A delegation of the Supreme Court led by First Vice-President Choe Kun Yong left here Monday to take part in the international forum of jurists to be held in Vladivostok, Russia.

* Portraits hanging in Russian school in Khabarovsk (2015-09-03, DPRK Study Group):

* "WPK's Birthday to Be Celebrated in Belarus" (2015-09-29, []:
A preparatory committee for celebrating the 70th founding anniversary of the Workers' Party of Korea was inaugurated in Belarus on September 23.
L. Shukolinikov, first secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Workers' Party of Belarus and chairman of the Standing Presidium of the Belarus National Association of Friends of Korean People Named after Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, was elected chairman of the preparatory committee.
The preparatory committee decided to hold colorful political and cultural events on the occasion of the WPK's birthday.

* "Why some N. Korean defectors’ stories fall apart; From cash incentives to NIS backing, it doesn’t always pay to tell the truth" (2015-09-04, []

* "The family I lost in North Korea. And the family I gained" (2015-06, by Joseph Kim, []. He says "Over a million North Koreans died of starvation in that time"
We can see which pundits have informed his talking points. Recent research suggests the likely number of excess deaths between 1993 and 2000 was about 330,000, for more read "A Reassessment of Mortality in North Korea, 1993-2008" (by Daniel Goodkind, Loraine West, Peter Johnson, of the Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau) (.pdf) []

* "Undercover in North Korea: American woman who posed as teacher reveals how even rogue state's brightest students didn't know where the Pyramids are; Suki Kim, a Korean-American journalist, taught for two terms at Pyongyang University of Technology while pretending to be a Christian missionary Would rise at 5am to take notes for her book ‘Without You, There Is No Us’, keeping everything on USB sticks so she would not be discovered" (2015-03-30, []
* (2015-09-02, Fragkiska Megaloudi, DPRK Study Group): There is something you need to know about all those teachers and feel free to share the info. All American teachers live INSIDE a campus and ARE NOT allowed to venture in the city except Saturdays where they can go for shopping. So the woman has no idea of real DPRK as she didn't really see anything-she didn't travel, she didn't move freely in the city and outside gossips and talking to students she has NO idea of real North Korea. You can share this info with my name. I lived there from 2012-2014, I know what I am talking about. I met many of those teachers.
* (2015-09-02, Felix Abt, DPRK Study Group): DON’T TAKE NOTES IN NORTH KOREA OR YOU WILL BE EXECUTED ! Trash for cash & fame North Korea book author Suki Kim: "I was risking execution if caught taking notes” (in NorthKorea). I lived much longer than her in North Korea, took notes all the time, and should have been executed numerous times if we were to believe her.

* "MOSCOT EXEC DISCUSSES HER DIY DEBUT" (2015-08, []. Comment (2015-09-03, Felix Abt, DPRK Study Group): NORTH KOREA HORROR ALWAYS SELLS ! "I wanted to put a spotlight on the terrible nature of the country" says one-time North Korea tourist Wendy Simmons. She visited North Korea just once and for 10 days only but got - wow! - a book deal by a publisher in New York because she wrote about "The Worst Place on Earth" After living and working for 7 years (in words: seven years) in North Korea I first had to SELF-publish my book because no publishers were then interested in it. Obviously I was stupid not to have called it the 'worst place on earth'

Commentary by Felix Abt [] points out that the following article contradicts what is claimed happens to "defectors' " families, that they are all incarcerated. Here we see they are not, and that the fascist RoK exploits and coerces "defectors".
* "Defector wants to return to North Korea" (2015-09-22, by Will Ripley, CNN) [] [begin excerpt]: The Pyongyang dressmaker -- turned North Korean defector -- says she is trapped in South Korea and desperate to return to her family.
Before defecting in 2011, Kim lived a relatively upscale life by North Korean standards. Her husband is a doctor and the family recently received a new, larger apartment from the government.
Kim in South Korea and her family in North Korea spoke to CNN about her case.
Kim went to China four years ago to visit relatives and seek medical care for liver disease.
She had been hospitalized for six months in North Korea and had heard China may have more advanced treatment. She assumed it would be free of charge, as it is in North Korea, where the state covers most expenses including housing, healthcare, and higher education.
But once in China, Kim soon found she couldn't afford the staggering medical bills. "It became a huge burden for me to go through treatment in that situation. I couldn't ask my cousin for money," she told CNN.
Kim says she began working at a restaurant in Shenyang but the low wages were not nearly enough to pay for her expensive treatment. She says the Chinese doctors wanted cash up front.
"A broker told me that Chinese people go to South Korea and earn a lot of money. The broker's neighbor also did it for two months," she told CNN.
And in order to be released from a South Korean processing center, Kim says she had to sign document renouncing communism and agreeing to follow the laws of the South. By doing so, she became a South Korean citizen.
Kim says she's tried to find a smuggler, made repeated calls to the North Korean consulate in Shenyang, -- and then took a desperate measure she now calls "foolish."
She says she pretended to be a North Korean spy in order to be deported. But South Korea doesn't deport spies, they imprison them.
So after turning herself into the police, Kim was sentenced to two years for passport fraud and espionage. Her sentence was suspended in April and she is now out on parole and under close watch. Her status as a convicted criminal makes travel out of South Korea legally impossible.
Kim says she is now stuck in South Korea with no more options, working as a machine operator at a recycling plant.
Although her health has improved, Kim says the mental anguish is unbearable. Her arms bear the scars of multiple suicide attempts.
In Pyongyang, we met Kim's husband and 21-year-old daughter, who hasn't seen her mom since she was 17 [].
"Why? Why can't she come back," asks her sobbing daughter Ri Gyon Gum. "Why do we have to go through such suffering?
"Why do they drag her like this, despite how she says she wants to go back, [why] not let her go? She has her family, husband and daughter in her country, a daughter who misses her mother, a husband who misses his wife. Do they not have heart and blood?" [end excerpt]

* "The Red Chapel" movie review ( [] [begin excerpt]: North Korea has a long tradition of starving its people, negating human rights and abusing and killing its handicapped citizens. In North Korea, handicap children are put to death or sent away to camps where they will soon die therefore there aren’t any handicap people in the country. [end excerpt]
More reviews about the film [] [] and how it purposefully uses a disabled person to promote the falsehood that the DPRK regularly murders the disabled. The film was made in 2006, during a time when the people in the following two articles were being taken care of despite their disability.

* "Foreigners Comment on Happy Life of Persons with Disabilities in DPRK" (KCNA Newswire) []
* "Korean Deaf Football Team" (KCNA Newswire) []:
In the DPRK disabled persons enjoy socio-political rights without any discrimination under the government's policy for protection of the disabled.
It is well evidenced by the recent activities of the Korean Deaf Football Team.
The Korean Deaf Football Team was organized on May 29, Juche 103 (2014).
The team has given systematic football education to deaf-and-dumb persons selected from deaf schools across the country and Pyongyang Jangwon Exchange Company.
It made its debut in the world sports arena of disabled persons by attending the international deaf friendly tournament in Australia in December last year.
Hong Chol Jin, a coach of the team, said:
At first I worried about deaf-and-dumb footballers. But I studied football tactics and methods suitable to them, learning their language. Now, all of them are regarded as my younger brothers.
My team is now intent on the training to take part in forthcoming international games. I will devote my wisdom and enthusiasm to producing more talented footballers.
Ku Jong Ok, mother of footballer Kim Song Il, said:
I have been always anxious about my deaf son. But, now I am happy to see my son take part even in international game. It's my mind to train him to be a talented footballer honouring the country with gold medals.
The Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled is planning to intensify sports activities for the deaf in such more events as Taekwon-Do, judo, field and track and wrestling.

* "Korean Reverend in Canada Confesses to Subversive Plots against DPRK" (2015-08-01, KCNA Newswire) []

* "DPRK Red Cross Society Demands Immediate Halt to Moves to Enact 'Law on Human Rights in North' " (2015-09-24, []
* "Anti-DPRK "Human Rights" Plot Bound to Go Bust" (2015-09-22, []:A spokesman for the DPRK Measure Council for Human Rights in South Korea issued a statement on Monday denouncing the south Korean authorities for trying to railroad the "bill on human rights in the north" through the "National Assembly". The bill is fanning up the confrontation with the fellow countrymen in the north, the statement said.
It went on:
Philistines including the ruling and opposition parties of south Korea are daring to slander the social system in the DPRK centered on the popular masses. This is an intolerable provocation and an unpardonable crime against the nation.
All rights of human beings are fully guaranteed by law in the DPRK.
South Korea is, indeed, the world's worst tundra of human rights and a veritable hell.
It is nothing but a wild dream for the people in south Korea to wish for rights as independent human beings as its sovereignty was usurped by the U.S.
It is the height of impudence and shamelessness for the worst human rights abusers to work hard to railroad the above-said bill, lost to shame, as they deserve stern punishment of history.
The above-said moves of the south Korean authorities are aimed to cover up their serious human rights abuses, do harm to the fellow countrymen in the north and incite the confrontation with it in a bid to hold in check the south Korean people's anti-"government" actions.
The DPRK will regard the moves of the south Korean authorities as a declaration of a war and strongly react to them.
The anti-DPRK "human rights" racket of the worst human rights abusers in south Korea is bound to meet a shameful fiasco, rebuffed and censured by all Koreans and the international community.

* "S. Korean Authorities' Human Rights Abuses against DPRK Citizen" (2015-09-29, []: DPRK citizen Kim Ryon Hui, who had gone abroad to visit relatives some years ago, was lured by a flesh trafficker to be taken to south Korea.
She asked the south to send her back, explaining she came to the south against her will but her desire has not yet come true.
With the only idea of going back home, she attempted to smuggle herself into a foreign country and even staged a hunger strike. She served 9 months in jail on charges of committing a crime.
This being a hard reality, the south Korean authorities let loose a spate of groundless assertion that this was "her will" and persistently prevented her from going back home.
This incident goes to prove the despicable human rights abuses of the south Korean authorities which make no scruple of kidnapping and flesh trafficking in a bid to escalate the confrontation with compatriots and which mercilessly violate even the rights of human being to live in harmony together with families.
It is disgusting to see those, who are unaware of where to draw the line, talking about the "human rights" of someone.
No one would want to live in south Korea, a veritable hell and barren land of human rights.
The south Korean authorities should look back upon the human rights crimes they committed against the DPRK citizen and send her back to the DPRK where her kinsfolk are waiting, not resorting to the anti-DPRK provocation while talking about the "human rights in the north".
* "DPRK Citizen Kim Ryon Hui Must Be Sent Back Home" ( []

* "S. Korean Puppet Group Accused of Detaining Crewmen of DPRK" (KCNA Newswire) []: A spokesman for the DPRK Measure Council for Human Rights in South Korea on July 17 made public a statement denouncing the Park Geun Hye group for refusing to send back residents of the DPRK.
The statement said:
The south Korean puppet group is forcibly detaining three residents of the DPRK under the absurd pretext that they "defected to the south" to separate them from their families. This is the base and vicious human rights abuse and another provocative act of escalating confrontation with the DPRK.
A saying goes every sin brings its punishment with it.
These days the Park Geun Hye group is vociferating about deceptive "dialogue" in a crafty bid to get out of the quagmire. But it can never cover up its ill-intentioned purpose to abuse the humanitarian issue for escalating confrontation with the DPRK. The despicable conspiratorial racket kicked up by the group, keeping the crewmen in custody, would only touch off bitterer ridicule and criticism of the public at home and abroad.
The group should pay heed to the protest and denunciation of the people in the north and all other compatriots, send the crewmen back without delay and halt at once its futile racket.

* "Demonstration against U.S. Hostile Policy toward DPRK Staged in Russia" (2015-09-26, []

* Greetings to Kim Jong Un from the President of the Republic of Croatia [], and from the King of Spain []

Sovereign Union of First Nations Peoples

* "Australia Highway May Destroy Aboriginal Site 'Older Than the Pyramids' ; An area significant to native Australians that dates back 5,000 years was taken off the list of Aboriginal heritage sites by local authorities deeming “no Aboriginal material” was detected there, despite the discovery of artifacts there decades ago. The decision coincided with the approval of a freeway to run through the site" (2015-09-24, []

research from the Committee for the Study of

* "Kissinger Drew Up Plans to Attack Cuba, Records Show" (2014-09-30, [] [begin excerpt]: Nearly 40 years ago, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger mapped out secret contingency plans to launch airstrikes against Havana and “smash Cuba,” newly disclosed government documents show.
Mr. Kissinger was so irked by Cuba’s military incursion into Angola that in 1976 he convened a top-secret group of senior officials to work out possible retaliatory measures in case Cuba deployed forces to other African nations, according to documents declassified by the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library at the request of the National Security Archive, a research group.
The officials outlined plans to strike ports and military installations in Cuba and to send Marine battalions to the United States Navy base at Guantánamo Bay to “clobber” the Cubans, as Mr. Kissinger put it, according to the records. Mr. Kissinger, the documents show, worried that the United States would look weak if it did not stand up to a country of just eight million people.
The plan suggested that it would take scores of aircraft to mine Cuban ports. It also warned that the United States could seriously risk losing its Navy base in Cuba, which was vulnerable to counterattack, and estimated that it would cost $120 million to reopen the Ramey Air Force Base in Puerto Rico and reposition destroyer squadrons.
The plan also drafted proposals for a military blockade of Cuba’s shores. The proposal warned that such moves would most likely lead to a conflict with the Soviet Union, which was a top Cuba ally at the time.
“If we decide to use military power, it must succeed,” Mr. Kissinger said in one meeting, in which advisers warned against leaks. “There should be no halfway measures — we would get no award for using military power in moderation. If we decide on a blockade, it must be ruthless and rapid and efficient.”
The memos show that Donald H. Rumsfeld, who was secretary of defense from 1975 to 1977 under President Ford, and again under President George W. Bush, was also present at the meeting when Mr. Kissinger ordered up the contingency plan. [end excerpt]

* "MLK’s Case for Reparations Included Disadvantaged Whites; Reluctantly, Martin Luther King Jr.’s call for compensation included the “disadvantaged” and opened the door to whites as a way to solidify the support of white allies and liberals" (2014-07-15, []

* "The Munich Betrayal: How Western Powers 'Sold' Czechoslovakia to Hitler; The Munich Agreement of September 30, 1938, concluded by Europe's major powers with Adolf Hitler, allowed the Nazis to absorb parts of Czechoslovakia and hammered the final nail in the coffin of the concept of European collective security pushed ahead by the USSR, Canadian professor of history Michael Jabara Carley told Sputnik" (2015-09-26, []

* "West’s juggling over Ukraine sends cold shivers" (2014-07-16, [] [begin excerpt]: Just as with today’s crises in Ukraine and in the Middle East, the original Cold War was the product of the West’s attempt to expand its writ throughout Europe and to isolate the then Soviet Union in the aftermath of the Second World War. The war had left Europe decimated, exhausting the economies and destroying the infrastructures of every one of the belligerent nations involved except one – the United States. The US, in fact, emerged unscathed and considerably stronger as a result of the war, spawning a war economy that continues to this day as a key driver of US government-funded research and development, technological innovation, and exports.
In contradistinction to the huge impetus the Second World War gave to the US economy, it left the British economy on its knees. The loss of key colonies, such as India in 1948, was a direct result of Britain’s inability to maintain them. This comes as no surprise when we consider that in the early stages of the war it wasn’t even certain that Britain could survive against the might of the Nazi war machine. Indeed, without Russia’s entry into the war in June 1941, which diverted the weight of the Nazi war machine to the East, and US entry into the war in December 1941, with its massive input of resources and desperately needed materiel, there is no reason to believe she would. Nonetheless, even though by 1944 the tide had turned and an Allied victory was certain, it was clear that Britain would never recover her former dominance on the world stage among the imperialist powers, such was the state of her economy.
Another important factor in Britain’s demise was the determination of the United States to restructure the post-war world to ensure its own dominant position. Both the Roosevelt and Truman administrations were in a thrall to corporate America – especially the oil, banking, and armaments industries – which were keen to expand their reach on a global scale. The key elements in the US post-war strategy was military superiority in nuclear and conventional weaponry; economic hegemony through control of the newly created International Monetary Fund and World Bank, which spawned the introduction of the dollar as the main international reserve currency; and control of the world’s natural resources - in particular oil.
Indeed, with the Second World War still raging, a struggle for economic hegemony in the postwar world was already unfolding between the Allies. Its extent is revealed in a message sent to President Roosevelt by Churchill just a few months before D-Day in 1944. “Thank you very much for your assurances about no sheep’s eyes on our oilfields in Iran and Iraq,” Churchill wrote to the President. “Let me reciprocate by giving you the fullest assurance that we have no thought of trying to horn in upon your interests or property in Saudi Arabia.”
Regardless, neither Churchill nor the British ruling class were unable to deny the new reality of US hegemony and so decided that Britain’s interests were best served in maintaining as close a relationship to the United States as possible after the war ended. It was Churchill who coined the term ‘special relationship’ during his famous Iron Curtain speech of March 1946 in Fulton, Missouri. “Neither the sure prevention of war, nor the continuous rise of world organization will be gained without what I have called the fraternal association of the English-speaking peoples. This means a special relationship between the British Commonwealth and Empire and the United States.”
The much vaunted Marshall Plan came in the wake of the Truman Doctrine, outlined by President Harry Truman in a speech to the US Congress in 1947. It pledged that the United States would resist the advance of communism throughout the world in a policy of containment devised by the State Department official and Kremlinologist, George Kennan. In concrete terms containment set in place a belligerent and confrontational stance against the West’s former ally in the war against fascism, with Truman’s speech marking the official launch of the Cold War.
Officially, the Marshall Plan was implemented to provide economic aid to help in the rebuilding of the infrastructure and economies of European nations destroyed as a result of the war. In truth it was introduced in order to lessen the influence and appeal of communism and communist ideas throughout Western Europe among peoples who’d emerged from the war poverty-stricken and destitute. It was also implemented with the objective of creating markets for growing US exports and to keep Europe dependent on US economic aid.
NATO was formed in 1949 with the stated purpose of countering the threat of Soviet expansionism, ensuring a permanent US military presence in Europe which continues to this day. However, the stated purpose of NATO’s formation was at odds with the truth, described succinctly by Cold War historian, Melvyn Leffler, who wrote: “The Truman administration supported the Atlantic Alliance primarily because it was indispensable to the promotion of European stability through German integration.”
Leffler went on to state that whilst preparing for the key meeting at which NATO was established, US officials “became convinced that the Soviets might really be interested in striking a deal, unifying Germany, and ending the division of Europe.”
As we can see, the Soviet Union was not the cause of the Cold War; it was the West with the belligerent stance it took with the objective of encircling and isolating Moscow after the Second World War. [end excerpt]
* "NATO’s Nazi Beginnings: How the West implemented Hitler’s goals" (by Robert S. Rodvik) []


* "Files Uncovered: Nazi Veterans Created Illegal Army" (2014-05-14, pg. 1 [], pg. 2 []
For nearly six decades, the 321-page file lay unnoticed in the archives of the BND, Germany's foreign intelligence agency -- but now its contents have revealed a new chapter of German postwar history that is as spectacular as it is mysterious.
The previously secret documents reveal the existence of a coalition of approximately 2,000 former officers -- veterans of the Nazi-era Wehrmacht and the Waffen-SS -- who decided to put together an army in postwar Germany in 1949. They made their preparations without a mandate from the German government, without the knowledge of the parliament and, the documents show, by circumventing Allied occupation forces.
The goal of the retired officers: to defend nascent West Germany against Eastern aggression in the early stages of the Cold War and, on the domestic front, deploy against the Communists in the event of a civil war. It collected information about left-wing politicians like Social Democrat (SPD) Fritz Erler, a key player in reforming the party after World War II, and spied on students like Joachim Peckert, who later became a senior official at the West German Embassy in Moscow during the 1970s.
According to the papers, German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer didn't find out about the existence of the paramilitary group until 1951, at which point he evidently did not decide to break it up.
In the event of a war, the documents claimed, the secret army would include 40,000 fighters. The involvement of leading figures in Germany's future armed forces, the Bundeswehr, are an indication of just how serious the undertaking was likely to have been.
Among its most important actors was Albert Schnez. Schnez was born in 1911 and served as a colonel in World War II before ascending the ranks of the Bundeswehr, which was founded in 1955. By the end of the 1950s he was part of the entourage of then Defense Minister Franz Josef Strauss (CDU) and later served the German army chief under Chancellor Willy Brandt and Defense Minister Helmut Schmidt (both of the SPD).
Statements by Schnez quoted in the documents suggest that the project to build a clandestine army was also supported by Hans Speidel -- who would become the NATO Supreme Commander of the Allied Army in Central Europe in 1957 -- and Adolf Heusinger, the first inspector general of the Bundeswehr.
The army project began in the postwar period in Swabia, the region surrounding Stuttgart, where then 40-year-old Schnez traded in wood, textiles and household items and, on the side, organized social evenings for the veterans of the 25th Infantry Division, in which he had served. They helped one another out, supported the widows and orphans of colleagues and spoke about times old and new.
But their debates always returned to the same question: What should be done if the Russians or their Eastern European allies invade? West Germany was still without an army at the time, and the Americans had removed many of their GIs from Europe in 1945.
At first, Schnez' group considered allowing themselves to be defeated and then leading partisan warfare from behind the lines, before relocating somewhere outside of Germany. In the event of a sudden attack from the East, an employee with the Gehlen Organization would later write, Schnez wanted to withdraw his troops and bring them to safety outside of Germany. They would then wage the battle to free Germany from abroad.
To prepare a response to the potential threat, Schnez, the son of a Swabian government official, sought to found an army. Even though it violated Allied law -- military or "military-like" organizations were banned, and those who contravened the rules risked life in prison -- it quickly became very popular.
The army began to take shape starting at the latest in 1950. Schnez recruited donations from businesspeople and like-minded former officers, contacted veterans groups of other divisions, asked transport companies which vehicles they could provide in the worst-case scenario and worked on an emergency plan.
Anton Grasser, a former infantry general who was then employed by Schnez' company, took care of the weapons. In 1950, he began his career at the Federal Interior Ministry in Bonn, where he became inspector general and oversaw the coordination of German Police Tactical Units in the German states for the event of war. He wanted to use their assets to equip the troop in case of an emergency. There is no sign that then Interior Minister Robert Lehr had been informed of these plans.
Most of the members of the secret reserve lived in southern Germany. An overview in the documents shows that Rudolf von Bünau, a retired infantry general, led a "group staff" out of Stuttgart. There were further sub-units in Ulm (led by retired Lieutenant General Hans Wagner), Heilbronn (retired Lieutenant General Alfred Reinhardt), Karlsruhe (retired Major General Werner Kampfhenkel), Freiburg (retired Major General Wilhelm Nagel) and many other cities as well.
Schnez's list wasn't passed on, but the documents state he claimed it included 10,000 names, enough to constitute the core staff of three divisions. For reasons of secrecy, he inducted only 2,000 officers. Still, Schnez had no doubts that the rest would join them. There didn't seem to be any dearth of candidates for the units: After all, there was no lack of German men with war experience.
It remained to be determined where they could relocate to in case of emergency. Schnez negotiated with Swiss locations, but their reactions were "very restrained," the documents state he later planned a possible move to Spain to use as a base from which to fight on the side of the Americans.
Contemporaries described Schnez as an energetic organizer, but also self-confident and aloof. He maintained contacts with the League of German Youth and its specialized organization, the Technischer Dienst (Technical Service), which were preparing themselves for a partisan war against the Soviets. The two groups, secretly funded by the United States, included former Nazi officers as members, and were both banned by the West German federal government in 1953 as extreme-right organizations. Schnez, it seems, had no qualms whatsoever associating himself with former Nazis.
Schnez also maintained a self-described intelligence apparatus that evaluated candidates for the "Insurance Company," as he referred to the project, and determined if they had suspicious qualities. A criminal named K. was described as "intelligent, young and half-Jewish."
US documents viewed by SPIEGEL indicate that Schnez negotiated with former SS Obersturmbannführer Otto Skorzeny. The SS officer became a Nazi hero during World War II after he carried out a successful mission to free deposed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, who had been arrested by the Italian king. The former SS man had pursued plans similar to those of Schnez. In February 1951, the two agreed to "cooperate immediately in the Swabia region." It is still unknown today what precisely became of that deal.
In his search for financing for a full-time operation, Schnez requested help from the West German secret service during the summer of 1951. During a July 24, 1951 meeting, Schnez offered the services of his shadow army to Gehlen, the head of the intelligence service, for "military use" or "simply as a potential force," be it for a German exile government or the Western allies.
A notation in papers from the Gehlen Organization states that there had "long been relations of a friendly nature" between Schnez and Reinhard Gehlen. The documents also indicate that the secret service first became aware of the clandestine force during the spring of 1951. The Gehlen Organization classified Schnez as a "special connection" with the unattractive code name "Schnepfe," German for "snipe".
There were misgivings within the Gehlen Organization, particularly surrounding Skorzeny. According to another BND document seen by SPIEGEL, a division head raised the question of whether it was possible for the organization to take an aggressive stance against Skorzeny. The Gehlen Organization man suggested consulting "the SS", adding, the SS "is a factor and we should sound out opinions in detail there before making a decision."
From that point on, Gehlen's staff had frequent contact with Shnez. Gehlen and Schnez also reached an agreement to share intelligence derived from spying efforts. Schnez boasted of having a "particularly well-organized" intelligence apparatus.
From that point on, the Gehlen Organization became the recipient of alert lists including the names of former German soldiers who had allegedly behaved in an "undignified" manner as Soviet prisoners of war, the insinuation being that the men had defected to support the Soviet Union. In other instances, they reported "people suspected of being communists in the Stuttgart area."
But Schnez never got showered with the money he had hoped for. Gehlen only allowed him to receive small sums, which dried up during the autumn of 1953. Two years later, the Bundeswehr swore in its first 101 volunteers. With the rearmament of West Germany, Schnez's force became redundant.
It is currently unknown exactly when the secret army disbanded, as no fuss was made at the time. Schnez died in 2007 without ever stating anything publicly about these events. His records on the "Insurance Company" have disappeared. What is known stems largely from documents relating to the Gehlen Organization that made their way into the classified archive of its successor, the BND. [end excerpt]

This is how certain saboteurs and terrorists were infiltrated into the USSR...
* "Boeing Releases Photos of Super-Secret 1960s Stealth Plane Experiment; While the F-117 may be considered the United States’ first successful stealth aircraft, aerospace giant Boeing has just released decades-old photographs which an early prototype known as the 'Quiet Bird' " (2015-09-25, [] [begin excerpt]: Officially deemed Model 853, but nicknamed "Quiet Bird," the prototype was tested in 1962 and 1963, and in a different world, could have been the US military’s first stealth aircraft. [end excerpt]


* "Trip to the Past: Secret Soviet Cities, Mysterious Objects Filmed From Air; A unique list of secret cities and buildings of the USSR was published by RT channel. A drone managed to film five of the most interesting constructions surviving on the territories of different countries from the Soviet era" (2015-09-26, []

* Adapted from "CIA Man Says This is 'Better And More Practical Than LSD Tablets' For Discrediting Enemies" (2015-07-27,[] [begin excerpt]:

Photo caption: Eichelberger in his CIA days. James Eichelberger coached Nasser on overthrowing Egyptian government.
"I remember Eich getting Kim’s reluctant endorsement of a plan to pepper unpopular and hot-headed Middle Eastern leaders with messages likely to provoke irrational responses which we could publicize in such a way as to raise questions about their sanity." (Miles Copeland, The Game Player, 1989; p 129)
James “Eich” Eichelberger, while working for Miles Copeland in the CIA in 1955, decided it would be just a fine idea to target Jamil Barudi as his first guinea pig. He was working with Miles Copeland in “political action” – which is quite a euphemism for what they were actually doing, by the way.
"Jim Eichelberger, who had been with me in Egypt and who joined me on my political staff in 1955, saw all this more clearly than I did." (p. 207 The Game Player)
"The one application of the idea was a series of letters and telegrams to old Jamil Barudi, the voluble Saudi representative to the United Nations." (Miles Copeland, The Game Player, 1989; p 129, 130)
Photo caption: Jamil Baroody (Barudi) is part of the Saudi Arabia U.N. delegation in 1957.

The CIA men prepared a series of letters and telegrams that were sent to Jamil.
"Both insulting and pious in tone, as though they had been written by deeply religious Moslems and ultra-patriotic Arabs, they accused him of lacking enthusiasm in defending the Arab side of the Arab-Israel conflict, perhaps because he had fallen under Western influence. Taking the bait, Barudi made several speeches in which he babbled even more gibberish than customarily. Eich was pleased with the effort, saying it was ‘better and more practical than LSD tablets’." (Miles Copeland, The Game Player, 1989; p 130)
One of their bosses, Kim Roosevelt, was not too pleased with what Copeland and Eichelberger had done to Jamil and chewed out the two men. But, what was interesting about this, was what he said they should be doing.
"Kim, though, was unimpressed. In the first place, he liked Jamil Barudi, and agreed with most of what he said, gibberish and all. In the second, he said there was nothing wrong with the Saudis’ position on the Arab-Israel conflict, and that it would be better for the United States if they could put it clearly and convincingly. What bothered him most, though, was the spectacle of three high-powered OPC ‘experts’, with all the facilities of the United States Government at their disposal, devoting their talents to making a fool of a well-intentioned friend. He made his point. We hung our heads in shame.
But he had other points: first, we, of all people, should have understood what it meant to know something, and to appreciate the difference between knowing and believing.
Second, as propagandists we should have understood that ‘information’ must be fashioned to fit beliefs, not knowledge. Mussolini knew the difference (‘I don’t want my people to know,’ he said. ‘I want them to believe’); so should we. But it was the beliefs of our targets that mattered, not our own."
Page images from "The Game Player" book by Miles Copeland, chapter 14, pgs. 129 [], 130 [], title page [].

* Bureaucrats and "Private Property" in the Soviet Union (USSR) -
Photo: Dachas, or rural homes in the old USSR.
Remember during the Cold War, how anti-Soviet propaganda would always refer to Communist party officials as, "Apparatchiks from the bureaucratic nomenclature" and go on about their supposed privileges as compared to the masses. Certainly, some were opportunistic revisionists with corrupt intentions, but at most they had a few nice dachas in different places of the USSR and bulletproof Zis Limousines. Now, after Democracy aka the restoration of Capitalism, there are oligarchs with giant yachts, private jets, helicopters, and massive mansions built on huge acres of land. Inequality is much worse now and many working class Russians don't have access to affordable housing, universal education or healthcare. Also the numbers of bureaucrats has exponentially increased, much more than even under Brezhnev. When the USA accuses other countries of being corrupt, unequal, exploitative etc... one shouldn't ever think they are saying any of this out of their sincerity. Most Soviet citizens had dachas. And I've been in the homes of Soviet factory workers and bus drivers and in the homes of members of the "nomenklatura." The differences were less than among the working class here. That was one of the beefs of those who supported Gorbachev and Yeltsin. What perks they had were not based on income but assigned with the job and. technically, could be taken away. The main aspect here: there was no private property. State dachas, cars, other privileges couldn't be inherited. Moreover, an official could be at any time dismissed and all his/her privileges withdrawn. That's the desire of some officials to make their privileges permanent and introduce private property - essentially drove them to dissolve the USSR. Then many of them became capitalists. But the irony is that criticism of relative privileges for some officials led in result to their transformation into real capitalists. They let others criticize them for having state-owned dachas with 3-4 rooms and in result got mansions in London and castles in France.

* "The Man Who Murdered My Mother – Camarillo State Hospital" (2011-10-26, by Virginia McClaughry, [] [begin excerpt]:

In 1932, the State of California purchased 1,760 acres of the Lewis ranch, located three miles south of the city of Camarillo, and established the Camarillo State Mental Hospital. When it opened in 1936, it was considered the largest mental hospital in the world, according to a history in the university’s archives, although it started with just 406 “residents”.
The 1948 movie, “The Snake Pit,” was filmed on the grounds of Camarillo, and due to its disturbingly realistic portrayal of what goes on in mental institutions, 26 states changed their mental health laws after the movie became popular – but the same horrifying treatments continued and INCREASED at Camarillo despite this.
By 1957, Camarillo was jammed with more than 7,000 patients, shock treatments were standard and lobotomies were also performed, as well as sterilizations. The 5X increase was often justified as reasoning to sterilize more patients in order to increase “eugenic efficiency. (Stern, “From Legislation to Lived Experience”, p. 104).
As if all of that wasn’t horrifying enough, during the 1950s and 1960s especially, the hospital was at the forefront of so-called treatments of schizophrenia* and patients were being used as “testing grounds” for unsavory drug and therapy “procedures”!
*Also see The Dark History of Schizophrenia series of articles
Camarillo patient population growth statistics:
1937 – 1,082
1940 – 2,501
1945 – 4,123
1950 – 4,960
1953 – 6,748 on April 8th
1955 – 6,865 on June 30th
1957 – in excess of 7,000
1942, California – Eugenics: The Sonoma State Home was a state hospital founded in 1884 and became the institution that set the stage for sterilization, providing an example for institutions all over the world (Kline,  p. 30).  This transition came with the emergence of eugenics.  It especially focused on sterilizing women who were considered sexually deviant (Kline, p. 32).  Many of these women were considered such because they had sex outside of marriage. Such an act was considered an implication the mental deficiency of the individual and qualified them for institutionalization and sterilization (Kline, p. 30). Under the direction of Butler, Sonoma admitted patients solely for the purpose to be sterilized and then released.
In 1942, Sonoma sterilized more “mental defectives” than any other institution in the world (Kline, p. 33).  Often overlooked, Sonoma conducted dangerous tests and trials on patients into the 1960s.  Such treatments, including radiation dosing experiments, resulted in countless injuries and deaths that are still being investigated (60 Minutes).  Still open today, renamed the Sonoma Development Center, there is no mention of the past on the website (State of California).
In part as a result of the Garcia v. State Department trial, in 1951, the laws were amended to require full authorization from the patient in order to perform sterilizations (Stern, “From Legislation to Lived Experience”, p. 102).  This effectively made the process of sterilization much more burdensome for the physician-causing a decrease in sterilization rates. In 1950, Sonoma sterilized 5, 550 patients, two years later, they would sterilize just 4.
One of the things you will discover later on in this series, was the funnelling of drugs through Camarillo State Hospital which had a major drug ring going, as well as the selling of “released” inmates into prostitution. There are also numerous examples of it being used as a testing ground for mind-control experiments and drugs. [end excerpt]

* "The Man Who Murdered My Mother – Camarillo State Hospital" (2011-10-26, by Virginia McClaughry, [] [begin excerpt]: The most daring phase of the M.K.-Ultra program involved slipping unwitting American citizens LSD in real life situations.
[see 1976 Kennedy hearings]
[also see 1941 for other experimentation on unwitting American Citizens]
When the OSS was disbanded after the war, Captain George Hunter White continued to administer behavior modifying drugs. In 1947, the CIA replaced the OSS. White’s service record indicates that he worked with the OSS, and by 1954 he was a high ranking Federal Narcotics Bureau officer who had been loaned to the CIA on a part-time basis.
White rented an apartment in Greenwich Village equipped with one-way mirrors, surveillance gadgets and disguised himself as a seaman. White drugged his acquaintances with LSD and brought them back to his apartment.
In 1955, Captain White’s operation shifted to San Francisco. In San Francisco, “safehouses” were established under the code name Operation Midnight Climax in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district. (named for the intersection of the 2 streets)
Midnight Climax hired prostitute addicts who lured men from bars back to the safehouses after their drinks had been spiked with LSD. White filmed the events in the safehouses. The purpose of these “national security brothels” was to enable the CIA to experiment with the act of lovemaking for extracting information from men.
The National Institute of Mental Health, after it’s formation in 1946, went on to become one of the greatest supporters of behavior modification research.
Throughout the 1960’s, court calendars became blighted with lawsuits on the part of “human guinea pigs” who had been experimented upon in prisons and mental institutions.
Captain White’s CIA superior was Sydney Gottlieb, and the San Francisco safehouse LSD experiments continued until 1963 until CIA Inspector General John Earman criticized Richard Helms, the director of the CIA and father of the M.K.-Ultra project. Earman charged the new director John McCone had not been fully briefed on the M.K.-Ultra Project when he took office and that “the concepts involved in manipulating human behavior are found by many people within and outside the Agency to be distasteful and unethical.” He stated that “the rights and interest of U.S. citizens are placed in jeopardy”. The Inspector General stated that LSD had been tested on individuals at all social levels, high and low, native American and foreign.”
Earman’s criticisms were rebuffed by Helms, who warned, “Positive operation capacity to use drugs is diminishing owing to a lack of realistic testing. Tests were necessary to keep up with the Soviets.” But in 1964, Helms had testified before the Warren Commission investigating the assassination of President John Kennedy, that “Soviet research has consistently lagged five years behind Western research”.
Upon leaving government service in 1966, Captain White wrote a startling letter to his superior. In the letter to Dr. Gottlieb, Captain White reminisced about his work in the safehouses with LSD. His comments were frightening.
“I was a very minor missionary, actually a heretic, but I toiled wholeheartedly in the vineyards because it was fun, fun, fun,” White wrote.
“Where else could a red-blooded American boy lie, kill, cheat, steal, rape and pillage with the sanction and blessing of the all-highest?”
The U.S. government has conducted three types of mind-control experiments:
Real life experiences, such as those used on Little Augie and the LSD experiments in the safehouses of San Francisco and Greenwich Village.
Experiments on prisoners, such as in the California Medical Facility at Vacaville.
Experiments conducted in both mental hospitals and the Veterans Administration hospitals.
Such experimentation requires money, and the United States government has funnelled funds for drug experiments through different agencies, both overtly and covertly.
Ronald Reagan is Governor of California until Jerry Brown takes over in 1976.
The inspiration for California’s Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence [see 1972 Jolly West] came from three doctors in 1967.
Amidst urban rioting and civil protest, Dr. Vernon Marks, Dr. Frank Ervin and Dr. William Sweet of Harvard put forward the thesis that individuals who engage in civil disobedience possess defective or damaged brain cells.
In a letter to the Journal of the American Medical Association, they stated:
“That poverty, unemployment, slum housing, and inadequate education underlie the nation’s urban riots is well known, but the obviousness of these causes may have blinded us to the more subtle role of other possible factors, including brain dysfunction in the rioters who engaged in arson, sniping and physical assault.
“There is evidence from several sources that brain dysfunction related to a focal lesion plays a significant role in the violent and assaultive behavior of thoroughly studied patients. Individuals with electroencephalographic abnormalities in the temporal region have been found to have a much greater frequency of behavioral abnormalities (such as poor impulse control, assaultiveness, and psychosis) than is present in people with a normal brain wave pattern.”
Dr. Ervin and Dr. Mark then published their book Violence and the Brain, which included the claim that there were as many as 10 million individuals in the United States “who suffer from obvious brain disease”. They argued that the data of their book provided a strong reason for starting a program of mass screening of Americans.
“Our greatest danger no longer comes from famine or communicable disease. Our greatest danger lies in ourselves and in our fellow humans…we need to develop an ‘early warning test’ of limbic brain function to detect those humans who have a low threshold for impulsive violence…Violence is a public health problem, and the major thrust of any program dealing with violence must be toward its prevention,” they wrote.
The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration [formed in 1968] funded the doctors $108,000 and the National Institute of Mental Health kicked in another $500,000, under pressure from Congress.
The doctors wanted screening centers established throughout the nation.
One of the funding agencies to contribute to the mind-control experimentation is the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA), a unit of the U.S. Justice Department, and was a pet agency of President Nixon. Nixon began his Presidency in 1969.
The Nixon Administration was, at one time, putting together a program for detaining youngsters who showed a tendency toward violence in “concentration” camps. According to the Washington Post, the plan was authored by Dr. Arnold Hutschnecker.
Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Robert Finch was told by John Erlichman, Chief of Staff for the Nixon White House, to implement the program. He proposed the screening of children of six years of age for tendencies toward criminality. Those who failed these tests were to be destined to be sent to the camps. The program was never implemented, but it resurrected under a new name in California, underneath The Neuropsychiatric Institute, and was a pet project of Ronald Reagan.
[see 1972]
LEAA’s role in the behavior modification research began at a meeting held in 1970 in Colorado Springs. Attending that meeting were Richard Nixon, Attorney General John Mitchell, John Erlichman, H.R. Haldemann and other White House staffers. They met with Dr. Bertram Brown, director for the National Institute of Mental Health, and forged a close collaboration between LEAA and the Institute. LEAA was a product of the Justice Department.
The National Institute of Mental Health was a product of Health, Education and Welfare (HEW).
[see 1946]
LEAA funded 350 projects involving medical procedures, behavior modification and drugs for delinquency control.
A national uproar was created by various articles in 1974, which prompted a Senate investigation.n [see 1974]
Thirteen behavior modification programs were conducted by the Department of Defense. The Department of Labor had also conducted several experiments, as well as the National Science Foundation. The Veterans’ Administration was also deeply involved in behavior modification and mind control. Each of these agencies, including LEAA, and the National Institute for Mental Health, were named in secret CIA documents as those who provided research cover for the MK-ULTRA program.
Eventually, LEAA was using much of its budget to fund experiments, including aversive techniques and psychosurgery, which involved, in some cases, irreversible brain surgery on normal brain tissue for the purpose of changing or controlling behavior and/or emotions.
Camarillo State Hospital, was one of the main places used for these “experiments”.
Scientologist Hal Puthoff headed the CIA’s Remote Viewing Program at SRI from 1972 to 1985.
On 4 June 1972, Scientologist Ingo Swann joined Hal Puthoff at SRI.
Psychiatrist Louis Jolyon (Jolly) West was involved in the remote viewing research at SRI.
West worked for the CIA mind control programme MKUltra, confirmed by CIA records.
[see 1976]
In California, the publicity associated with the Dr. Vernon Marks and Dr. Frank Ervin and Dr. William Sweet report, [see 1967] aided in the development of The Center for the study and Reduction of Violence. Both the state and LEAA provided the funding. The center was to serve as a model for future facilities to be set up throughout the United States.
The Director of the Neurophyschiatric Institute and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA, Dr. Louis Jolyon West was selected to run the center and moved out to California.
Dr. West’s specialties include interrogation using deprivation techniques, hypnosis and psychoactive drugs, behavior modification through electrical stimulation of the brain, and electronic devices to track and monitor his victims.  Governor Ronald Reagan was a strong supporter of West’s ideas.
Dr. Vernon Marks and Dr. Frank Ervin and Dr. William Sweet [see 1969 and 1974] had also moved out to UCLA to start working with West and the Neuropsychiatric Institute.
1973, January 11 - California Governor Ronald Reagan announced plans for the Violence Center that Jolly West had been selected to run.
January 22 - On page 357 of book [see 1974]:
There’s a letter by Dr. Louis Jolyon West, dated January 22nd 1973. The letter was written to J.M. Stubblebine.
Stubblebine was head of the State of California Department of Mental Health.
West wrote:
"DEAR STUB: I am in possession of confidential information to the effect that the Army is prepared to turn over Nike missile bases to state and local agencies for non-military purposes. They may look with special favor on health-related applications.
Such a Nike missile base is located in the Santa Monica Mountains, within a half-hour’s drive of the Neuropsychiatric Institute.
It is accessible but relatively remote.The site is securely fenced, and includes various buildings and improvements making it suitable for prompt occupancy.
If this site were made available to the Neuropsychiatric Institute as a research facility, perhaps initially as an adjunct to the new Center for Prevention of Violence, we could put it to very good use. Comparative studies could be carried out there, in an isolated but convenient location, of experimental or model programs for the alteration of undesirable behavior.
Such programs might include control of drug or alcohol abuse, modification of chronic anti-social or impulsive aggressiveness.
The site could also accommodate conferences or retreats for instruction of selected groups of mental health-related professionals and of others (e.g. law enforcement personnel, parole officers, special educators) for whom both demonstration and participation would be effective modes of instruction.
My understanding is that a direct request by the Governor, or another appropriate officer of the State, to the Secretary of Defense (or, of course, the President) would be most likely to produce prompt results. Needless to say, I stand available to participate in any way that might be helpful.
Sincerely yours,
Medical Director"
1973 – April -
Jolly West submits his plans for the Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence to the California Department of Health in Sacramento.
Demonstrations began being held against the Neuropsychiatric Institute proposal just filed in Sacramento.
1974 -
A national uproar was created by various articles in 1974, which prompted a Senate investigation.
The subcommittee’s harrowing report was virtually ignored by the news media.
[see 1970 for examples of what was being done that was found out]
Senator Sam Erwin, of Watergate fame, headed a U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Rights (Committee of the Judiciary of the United States Senate) which held an inquiry into Individual Rights and the Federal Role in Human Behavior Modification  and published the results.
It is a 651 page book, and a good-sized portion of the book had to do with the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute.
One thing Senator Sam Erwin wanted to know, (he wrote a letter asking):
“…whether Dr. William Sweet, Dr. Vernon Mark, or Dr. Frank Ervin will perform any work at UCLA project. I understand that Dr. Sweet and Ervin are now associated with the Neuropsychiatric Institute of UCLA and that they are closely aligned with types of projects to be conducted. Their work in the past has raised questions with regard to the constitutional rights of the subjects of their experiments.”
Veterans Administration
During this investigation, the Veterans’ Administration openly admitted that psychosurgery was a standard procedure for treatment and not used just in experiments. The VA Hospitals in Durham, Long Beach, New York, Syracuse and Minneapolis were known to employ these products on a regular basis. VA clients could typically be subject to these behavior alteration procedures against their will. The Erwin subcommittee concluded that the rights of VA clients had been violated.
LEAA also subsidized the research and development of gadgets and techniques useful to behavior modification.
One classification name for such devices, is psychotronics.
Former Rand Corporation executive Paul Baran (inventor of the internet) warned that the influx back to the United States of the Vietnam War [ended in 1973] surveillance gadgets alone, not to mention the behavior modification hardware, could bring about “the most effective, oppressive police state ever created”.
Senator Erwin questioned the head of LEAA concerning ethical standards of the behavior modification projects which LEAA had been funding.
After Senator Erwin’s denunciation of the funding polices, LEAA announced that it would no longer fund medical research into behavior modification and psychosurgery.
Despite that pledge by LEAA’s director, Donald E. Santarelli, LEAA ended up funding 537 research projects dealing with behavior modification.
Immediately after the funding announcement by LEAA, there were 50 psychosurgical operations at Atmore State Prison in Alabama. The inmates became virtual zombies. The operations, according to Dr. Swan of Fisk University, were done on black prisoners who were considered politically active.
There is strong evidence to indicate psychosurgery was still being used in prisons in the 1980’s, as well as in hospitals such as Camarillo State Hospital.
Senator Erwin issued a strong condemnation of the federal role in mind control. That condemnation, however, did not halt mind control experiments, they just received more circuitous funding.
Like through the Church of Scientology for example.
Dr. Louis Jolyn West, gets identified as positively working with the CIA during the Senator Church Hearings.
In 1977, a Senate subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research, chaired by Senator Ted Kennedy, focused on the CIA’s testing of LSD on unwitting citizens.
The Kennedy subcommittee learned about the CIA Operation M.K.-Ultra through the testimony of Dr. Sidney Gottlieb. The purpose of the program, according to his testimony, was to “investigate whether and how it was possible to modify an individual’s behavior by covert means”. Claiming the protection of the National Security Act, Dr. Gottlieb was unwilling to tell the Senate subcommittee what had been learned or gained by these experiments.
He did state, however, that the program was initially engendered by a concern that the Soviets and other enemies of the United States would get ahead of the U.S. in this field.
Nowadays, through the Freedom of Information Act, researchers are now able to obtain documents detailing the M.K.-Ultra program and other CIA behavior modification projects in a special reading room located on the bottom floor of the Hyatt Regency in Rosslyn, VA.
 ~ End ~
Whatever happened to the Jolly West’s Center?

The Napa Sentinel, ran a series of articles in 1991. I have used several things from these articles in the above.
One of the articles detailed what happened to the Center, and I include it here.
“Dr. Earl Brian, Governor Ronald Reagan’s Secretary of Health, was adamant about his support for mind control centers in California. He felt the behavior modification plan of the Violence Control Centers was important in the prevention of crime.
The Violence Control Center was actually the brain child of William Herrmann as part of a pacification plan for California. A counter insurgency expert for Systems Development Corporation and an advisor to Governor Reagan, Herrmann worked with the Stand Research Institute, the RAND Corporation, and the Hoover Center on Violence. Herrman was also a CIA agent who is now serving an eight year prison sentence for his role in a CIA counterfeiting operation. He was also directly linked with the Iran-Contra affair according to government records and Herrmann’s own testimony.
In 1970, Herrmann worked with Colston Westbrook as his CIA control officer when Westbrook formed and implemented the Black Cultural Association at the Vacaville Medical Facility, a facility which in July experienced the death of three inmates who were forcibly subjected to behavior modification drugs. The Black Cultural Association was ostensibly an education program designed to instill black pride identity in prisons, the Association was really a cover for an experimental behavior modification pilot project designed to test the feasibility of programming unstable prisoners to become more manageable.
Westbrook worked for the CIA in Vietnam as a psychological warfare expert, and as an advisor to the Korean equivalent of the CIA and for the Lon Nol regime in Cambodia. Between 1966 and 1969, he was an advisor to the Vietnamese Police Special Branch under the cover of working as an employee of Pacific Architects and Engineers.
His “firm” contracted the building of the interrogation/torture centers in every province of South Vietnam as part of the CIA’s Phoenix Program. The program was centered around behavior modification experiments to learn how to extract information from prisoners of war, a direct violation of the Geneva Accords.
Westbrook’s most prominent client at Vacaville was Donald DeFreeze, who be tween 1967 and 1969, had worked for the Los Angeles Police Department’s Public Disorder Intelligence unit and later became the leader of the Symbionese Liberation Army. Many authorities now believe that the Black Cultural Association at Vacaville was the seedling of the SLA. Westbrook even designed the SLA logo, the cobra with seven heads, and gave De Freeze his African name of Cinque. The SLA was responsible for the assassination of Marcus Foster, superintendent of School in Oakland and the kidnapping of Patty Hearst.
As a counterinsurgency consultant for Systems Development Corporation, a security firm, Herrmann told the Los Angeles Times that a good computer intelligence system “would separate out the activist bent on destroying the system” and then develop a master plan “to win the hearts and minds of the people”. The San Francisco-based Bay Guardian, recently identified Herrmann as an international arms dealer working with Iran in 1980, and possibly involved in the October Surprise. Herrmann is in an English prison for counterfeiting. He allegedly met with Iranian officials to ascertain whether the Iranians would trade arms for hostages held in Lebanon.
The London Sunday Telegraph confirmed Herrmann’s CIA connections, tracing them from 1976 to 1986. He also worked for the FBI. This information was revealed in his London trial.
In the 1970’s, Dr. Brian and Herrmann worked together under Governor Reagan on the Center for the Study and Reduction of Violence, and then, a decade later, again worked under Reagan. Both men have been identified as working for Reagan with the Iranians.
The Violence Center, however, died an agonizing death. Despite the Ervin Senate Committee investigation and chastation of mind control, the experiments continued. But when the Watergate scandal broke in the early 1970’s, Washington felt it was too politically risky to continue to push for mind control centers.
Top doctors began to withdraw from the proposal because they felt that there were not enough safeguards. Even the Law Enforcement Assistance Agency, which funded the program, backed out, stating, the proposal showed “little evidence of established research ability of the kind of level necessary for a study of this cope”.
Eventually it became known that control of the Violence Center was not going to rest with the University of California, but instead with the Department of Corrections and other law enforcement officials. This information was released publicly by the Committee Opposed to Psychiatric Abuse of Prisoners. The disclosure of the letter resulted in the main backers of the program bowing out and the eventual demise of the center.
Dr. Brian’s final public statement on the matter was that the decision to cut off funding represented “a callous disregard for public safety”. Though the Center was not built, the mind control experiments continue to this day.”

The Internet is Developed – the rest of us don’t know about it until the 1990’s.
Description of passages in the book La Jetee’
“Surveillance is a key characteristic of the cold war machine.” – La Jetee
Paul Baran, [died March 26 2011] of the Rand Corporation developed the concept of dividing information into “message blocks” before sending them out across the network. Each block would be sent separately and rejoined into a whole when they were received at their destination. The British computer scientist Donald Davies independently devised a similar system, but he called the message blocks “packets,” a term that was eventually adopted instead of Baran’s message blocks. The technology is known today as “packet switching.”
In 1969, this distributed concept underwent its first large-scale test, with the first node installed at UCLA and the seventh node at RAND in Santa Monica. UCLA, was where the Neuropsychiatric Institute was, and where Dr. Jolly West would head up his “Center” for studying violence. In addition, West wanted the use of a military base in the same basic area. This internet being established at UCLA, was obviously in use already for projects such as that Jolly West (and others) were working on – they could communicate “in secret” from the rest of us.
Funded by the Advanced Research Projects Agency and called ARPANET, it was intended for scientists and researchers who wanted to share one another’s computers remotely. Within two years, however, the network’s users had turned it into something unforeseen: a high-speed, electronic post office for exchanging everything from technical to personal information.
In 1983, the rapidly expanding network broke off from its military part, which became MILNET. The remainder became what was called ARPANET. In 1989, the ARPANET moniker was retired in favor of the “Internet,” which had also been described as the “information superhighway.”
Baran left RAND in 1968 to co-found the Institute for the Future, a nonprofit research group specializing in long-range forecasting. He also started seven companies, five of which eventually became publicly-traded companies. [end excerpt]

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