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05.09.2022 - 15:00 [ Times of Israel ]

Liberman files defamation complaint over claim he tried to arrange hit on policeman

The claims are “defamation, absolute lies, which were published with the intention of causing political damage when the political establishment is in the midst of an election campaign,” according to the complaint that was filed by Liberman’s lawyers on his behalf.

On Sunday Liberman called Likud party leader Netanyahu “the scum of the human race who knows no red lines,” for allegedly setting up the pay-for-murder accusation.

19.08.2022 - 22:06 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Zu Fuß von Hamburg nach London für Julian Assange

Im September entscheidet endgültig der High Court in London über die Auslieferung von WikiLeaks-Gründer Julian Assange in die USA. Was kann man tun, diesen mutigen Journalisten und Publizisten zu unterstützen? In einigen Städten gibt es Mahnwachen, es gibt Unterstützungskomitees, Petitionen und journalistische Unterstützung – meist jenseits der Mainstream-Medien. Allgemein herrscht die Vorstellung: „Der Einzelne kann ja eh nichts tun!“. Nikolai „Kolja“ Rewin aus Hamburg sieht das anders und startete am 2. Juli seinen persönlichen „Long Walk 4 Assange“ – Hashtag longwalk4assange. Im Interview erzählt er, warum und wie die Aktion bisher verlief.

19.07.2022 - 18:10 [ ]

Selenskyj entlässt weitere hohe Geheimdienstoffiziere

Anlass für die „Personalprüfungen“ bei Geheimdienst und Staatsanwaltschaft sei eine hohe Zahl von Überläufern und Kollaborateuren mit der russischen Besatzungsmacht infolge von Moskaus Einmarsch in der Ukraine vor knapp fünf Monaten, hieß es. Allein beim Geheimdienst SBU arbeiten mehr als 30.000 Menschen.

18.07.2022 - 15:05 [ Klaus-D. Sedlacek / Nitter ]

Ukraine: Viele Überläufer in Sicherheitsbehörden

18.07.2022 - 14:53 [ Natasha Bertrand, @CNN reporter covering the White House and national security / Nitter ]

President Zelensky announces he has fired Iryna Venediktova – the Prosecutor General – and Ivan Bakanov, head of the powerful SBU, or State Security Service. Zelensky said many officials within both of those departments were suspected of treason.

via @TimListerCNN

13.06.2022 - 17:42 [ ]

Finland will not go into NATO without Sweden, president says

Finland’s President Sauli Niinistö has underlined his country’s commitment to joining NATO in tandem with Sweden after he was asked whether Finland could proceed alone in the application process.

Niinistö was speaking on Sunday at a joint press conference with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.

12.06.2022 - 06:42 [ ]

Mike Pompeo summoned by court to explain alleged US government plot to assassinate Julian Assange, say Spanish media reports

Spanish National High Court Judge Santiago Pedraz summoned Pompeo and former US counterintelligence official William Evanina as witnesses to explain the alleged assassination plot and whether they received information through the security firm.

Evanina allegedly previously confessed to having access to security camera footage and audio recordings from inside the Ecuadorian Embassy, Assange’s lawyers claimed in letters seen by Spanish outlet The Objective.

15.05.2022 - 13:44 [ Rep. Debbie Dingell, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / ]

This is indefensible. We need a full, transparent, and independent investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh and these disturbing attacks by Israeli police on mourners. Those responsible for these actions must be held accountable.

08.05.2022 - 12:28 [ ]

The NI Protocol lacks democratic legitimacy and must be removed

It is the Protocol – not Brexit – that has created a border in the Irish Sea. As such it represents an existential threat to the future of our place in the Union. No Conservative and Unionist government can stand by and watch as the pro-union people of Northern Ireland diverge further and further from the rest of the United Kingdom. The checks on the Irish Sea border are the symptom of the underlying problem, that Northern Ireland is subject to a different set of laws imposed by a foreign entity without any say by any elected representative of its people.

06.05.2022 - 08:59 [ ]

The Unfriendly Internet – Turning Off Cleartext Lookups in September

So, all DNS server operators have to deal with spoofed UDP traffic, doubly so for open recursive server operators. It requires a lot of fiddling with limits in the software used to detect attacks to adapt the constantly changing attack landscape. Sometimes the attacks look so much like regular traffic that it is tricky to tell attackers apart from real users, which is why many of you have had the unfortunate experience of being blocked as a false positive.

Without getting too technical: UDP traffic can be spoofed. This is primarily true because of lazy or incompetent ISPs not enforcing proper filters on their outgoing traffic.

05.05.2022 - 12:58 [ ]

U.S. says it is now preparing for a world both with and without an Iran nuclear deal

„Because a mutual return to compliance with the JCPOA is very much an uncertain proposition, we are now preparing equally for either scenario,“ Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a briefing.

01.05.2022 - 18:31 [ ]

Blinken says a sovereign Ukraine will last longer than Putin in vote of confidence for Zelenskyy

„The bottom line is this. We don’t how the rest of this war will unfold, but we do know that a sovereign, independent Ukraine will be around a lot longer than Vladimir Putin is on the scene. And our support for Ukraine going forward will continue and it will continue until we see final success.“

01.05.2022 - 18:28 [ Theresa Fallon / Twitter ]

US Defense Secretary Austin replied to question on how US defined goals for success in #Ukraine. He replied that Washington wants to see “Ukraine remain a sovereign country, a democratic country, able to protect its sovereign territory.”


29.04.2022 - 10:14 [ Japan Today ]

Scholz says Germany seeks closer ties with Indo-Pacific

„My trip is a clear political signal that Germany and the European Union will continue and intensify their engagement with the Indo-Pacific region,“ Scholz said after meeting Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Kishida said he and Scholz agreed that as members of the Group of Seven industrialized nations they share a responsibility to work together to end Russian aggression and restore peace, stability and international order as quickly as possible.

29.04.2022 - 09:42 [ ]

Kanzler-Reise nach Tokio: Scholz sucht Schulterschluss mit Japan

Deutschland führt momentan die Gruppe der sieben wichtigsten Wirtschaftsnationen (G7). Ein Besuch der Mitglieder ist in der Zeit der Präsidentschaft üblich. Aber auch jenseits der Formalien will der Bundeskanzler mit dieser Reise ein Zeichen setzen. Es ist seine dritte Auslandsreise außerhalb Europas und die erste nach Asien. Und die führt nicht, wie bei seinen Vorgängern Angela Merkel und Gerhard Schröder, zuerst nach China – sondern nach Japan. Beide Regierungen vereinbaren, im nächsten Jahr Regierungskonsultationen aufzunehmen. Die gibt es in Asien bisher nur mit China und Indien.

27.04.2022 - 13:27 [ ]

Disband NATO to End the War in Ukraine

To end the war in Ukraine, stand with its people, avert escalation and future wars, and create a more peaceful and collaborative world, we support getting to the origins and heart of the conflict and taking these actions when we are in government:

1. Disband NATO and its military bases
2. Recognize the UN as the global security authority
3. Disband permanent membership and veto power on the UN Security Council
4. Recognize Ukraine as an independent and militarily neutral country

5. End all wars of aggression, regime-change wars and resource wars
6. Ban funding and arming Nazis
7. Ban Congress and government officials from war profiteering and insider trading
8. Cut the US military budget in half and invest those resources into guaranteeing jobs, health care, housing and college at home

22.04.2022 - 17:25 [ ]

Russia to remain under sanctions if there is no peace agreement on Ukraine – German Chancellor

„Russia is in a very difficult situation, the sanctions are seriously damaging the Russian economy,“ Scholz told Spiegel.

„A cold peace that is not secured by an agreement will not free Russia from sanctions,“ the chancellor added.

13.04.2022 - 14:38 [ EPP Group, The largest political group in the @Europarl_EN / Twitter ]

EU sanctions work and have made an impact on the Russian economy. However, we need to close the loopholes in order to cut off the financial drip for the war machine. We call on the EC to urgently extend #SWIFT sanctions to more banks from #Russia and #Belarus.

13.04.2022 - 13:49 [ ]

Nach Besuch in der Ukraine: Parlamentarier für schnelles Ölembargo

Nach ihrem Besuch in der Ukraine haben drei führende deutsche Parlamentarier der Ampel-Koalition von Deutschland und der EU weitere Maßnahmen gegen Russland gefordert. „Die EU soll schnellstmöglich ein Ölembargo gegen Russland verhängen“, sagte der Vorsitzende des Auswärtigen Ausschusses, Michael Roth.

03.04.2022 - 17:56 [ Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine / Twitter ]

Bucha massacre was deliberate. Russians aim to eliminate as many Ukrainians as they can. We must stop them and kick them out. I demand new devastating G7 sanctions NOW: -Oil, gas, coal embargo -Close all ports to Russian vessels and goods -Disconnect all Russian banks from SWIFT

26.03.2022 - 20:59 [ ]

Biden Should Punish Saudi Arabia for Backing Russia

Riyadh could make a difference in oil markets but has chosen to side with fellow authoritarians rather than the United States.

26.03.2022 - 10:18 [ Reuters ]

U.S. urges China and Russia to send strong message to North Korea after missile launch


China and Russia should tell North Korea to avoid more „provocations“ after it resumed intercontinental ballistic missile testing this week, U.S. State Department spokesperson Jalina Porter said on Friday.

24.03.2022 - 20:44 [ Wall Street Journal / Youtube ]

‚NATO Has Never, Never Been More United Than It Is Today:‘ Biden Remarks From Brussels | WSJ

Watch live coverage of a news conference with President Biden from Brussels.

24.03.2022 - 20:38 [ New York Times ]

‘I raised the possibility’ of ejecting Russia from the G20, Biden says after two summits and ahead of a third.

President Biden said that Russia should be removed from the G20 group of industrialized and developing nations because of the country’s invasion of Ukraine, but said that if the member nations do not agree to the measure, then Ukraine should be allowed to participate in the group’s meetings in the future.

23.03.2022 - 20:05 [ Володимир Зеленський / Twitter ]

Talked to @Pontifex . Told His Holiness about the difficult humanitarian situation and the blocking of rescue corridors by Russian troops. The mediating role of the Holy See in ending human suffering would be appreciated. Thanked for the prayers for Ukraine and peace.

23.03.2022 - 19:58 [ ]

Nach Telefonat mit Kiew: Wird Papst Franziskus im Ukraine-Krieg vermitteln?

VATIKANSTADT, 22 March, 2022 / 1:43 PM (CNA Deutsch).-

Der ukrainische Präsident Wolodymyr Selenskyj sagte am Dienstag, er habe mit Papst Franziskus telefoniert und dem Papst mitgeteilt, dass er eine Vermittlung des Vatikans begrüßen würde, um das Leid in seinem Land zu beenden.

19.03.2022 - 17:43 [ ]

Russia backs down on demands in Iran nuclear deal talks, making revival of 2015 pact imminent

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday that he had “received written guarantees” from the U.S. that its demands would be met, meaning the talks will likely proceed. The nearly simultaneous release of British-Iranian dual nationals from years of Iranian detention back to the U.K. and a reported U.K. repayment of a decades-old $530 million debt to Iran have improved prospects for an agreement.

04.03.2022 - 16:26 [ @LLane0005 / Twitter ]

Мелитополь, российские военные доставили гуманитарную помощь населению

04.03.2022 - 16:24 [ Zoka / Twitter ]

Russian military is distributing humanitarian aid to the residents of Melitopol

04.03.2022 - 00:20 [ Ukrainian Struggle Centre / Twitter ]

The Ukrainian Armed Forces are feeding captured soldiers. Russians are occupiers and invaders, but Ukrainians have mercy and treat the captives well.

Every Ukrainian knows that Putin started a war and he’s the one responsible for killing civilians. #StopRussia #UkraineRussiaWar

01.03.2022 - 09:19 [ ]

EU to help Ukraine with intelligence from own satellite centre-EU’s Borrell

BRUSSELS – The European Union has asked its satellite centre in Madrid to provide intelligence to Ukraine about Russian troop movements and EU countries are determined to further increase their bilateral military support to Kiyv, the EU’s head diplomat said.

01.03.2022 - 09:18 [ Nexta / Twitter ]

The #EU will transfer space intelligence data on #Russian troops to #Ukraine.

23.02.2022 - 08:47 [ ]

The Russian oligarchs threatened with ‚unprecedented‘ sanctions amid Ukraine crisis

Billionaires Gennady Timchenko, Boris Rotenberg and Igor Rotenberg identified for economic penalties by UK Government

21.02.2022 - 21:56 [ ]

EU kündigt Sanktionen gegen Russland an

Die Strafmaßnahmen sollen diejenigen treffen, die an der Handlung beteiligt seien, erklärten Kommissionspräsidentin Ursula von der Leyen und Ratspräsident Charles Michel heute Abend.

21.02.2022 - 21:15 [ Kyiv Post ]

Ukraine seeks urgent UN Security Council meeting over Russia threat

“On President (Volodymyr) Zelensky’s initiative I officially requested UNSC member states to immediately hold consultations under article 6 of the Budapest memorandum,” Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted, citing the landmark 1994 deal, also signed by Russia, the United States and Britain.

15.02.2022 - 13:10 [ ]

Russia announces troop withdrawal

Russian troops have completed their training drills in Belarus, close to neighboring Ukraine, and will begin returning to their places of regular deployment, the Ministry of Defense in Moscow has announced amid fears in the West that the exercises could have been a precursor to an invasion.

11.02.2022 - 02:49 [ ]

COVID updates, Feb. 8: Quebec lifting most measures by March 14, will review mask mandate, vaccine passport

(Feb 08, 2022)

Legault unveils detailed reopening timeline for home gatherings, restaurants, bars, sports, working from home.

11.02.2022 - 02:31 [ ]

Canada’s Saskatchewan province lifts all Covid restrictions amid protests

(February 09, 2022)

Canada’s Saskatchewan province announced Tuesday the lifting of all Covid restrictions including wearing of masks and proof of vaccination for indoor dining — as truckers continued occupying Ottawa with similar demands.

Alberta was expected to soon follow suit — despite some pushback from doctors and nurses — while Quebec announced it would move up the loosening of restrictions.

11.02.2022 - 02:10 [ ]

Alberta starts lifting COVID-19 restrictions, vaccine passport program

(Feb 08, 2022)

Premier Jason Kenney says Alberta’s vaccine passport will end almost immediately, with most other big COVID-19 health rules gone three weeks later.

09.02.2022 - 05:43 [ ]

Putin says ready for compromise with West after talks with Macron on Ukraine

Repeatedly thanking the French leader for coming to Moscow, Putin said at a joint press conference that Macron had presented several ideas worth studying.

„A number of his ideas, proposals… are possible as a basis for further steps,“ Putin said, adding: „We will do everything to find compromises that suit everyone.“

09.02.2022 - 05:27 [ ]

Macron: No security for Europeans if there is no security for Russia

While President Joe Biden was unsuccessfully trying to strongarm German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the White House Monday into saying he would give up Russian gas if that country invades Ukraine, French President Emmanuel Macron was in Moscow actually making what appears to be some potential headway in defusing the crisis over Ukraine.

07.02.2022 - 17:10 [ BMedia / Twitter ]

Italy – Turin [Feb 6, 2022] Boycott of restaurants that require a vax passport! People bringing their own food to the streets.

#NoVaccinePassports #NoGreenPass #NoAlPaseSanitario #NonAuPassVaccinal #NaoAoPassaporteSanitario #NeinzurImpfpflicht #Freedomrally #onverdeeldopen

04.02.2022 - 07:15 [ ]

Rishi Sunak announcement: Every measure the Chancellor has unveiled to tackle the cost of living crisis today

Speaking to MPs in the Commons this morning, the Chancellor announced a £9bn support package of loans and tax relief, including a £200 energy rebate for every British household in October.

It comes as the energy regulator confirmed this morning that the price cap on energy bills for 22m households will jump by 54 per cent from April to about £2,000 a year because of soaring gas costs.

29.01.2022 - 17:23 [ ]

Rishi Sunak ‚thinks Boris Johnson WON’T survive Partygate and has ALEADY built a dummy campaign website as he prepares leadership bid‘

– Rishi Sunak ‚thinks Boris Johnson won’t survive Partygate and has built a dummy campaign website‘
– The Chancellor is said to be preparing a leadership campaign in the event the Prime Minister is deposed
– Mr Johnson is fighting for his political life as he awaits results of inquiry into ‚Partygate‘ drama
– His wife Carrie Johnson is accused of organising a cake for Mr Johnson’s 56th birthday party in June 2020
– Miss Gray is said to be furious that Scotland Yard has asked for a redacted version of her report
– The Met Police asked for only ‚minimal references‘ to ‚parties‘ at centre of the row to be in document

25.01.2022 - 15:52 [ Fox News ]

Fox News‘ Peter Doocy says Biden ‚cleared the air‘ with him following the ‚SOB‘ insult

During an event on Monday evening, Doocy attempted to ask Biden a question about inflation, to which the president responded by calling him a „stupid son of a b—-.“

Appearing on „Hannity,“ Doocy said the president reached out to him „within about an hour of that exchange.“

„He said ‘It’s nothing personal, pal,'“ Doocy said. „And we went back and forth, and we were talking about just kind of moving forward, and I made sure to tell him that I’m always gonna try to ask something different than what everybody else is asking. And he said, ‘You got to.’ And that’s a quote from the president, so I’ll keep doing it.“

24.01.2022 - 14:59 [ Times of Israel ]

Olmert asks court to order psychiatric evaluations for Netanyahu, wife and son


Olmert’s lawyer Amir Titonovich told the Haaretz newspaper that they believe that the Netanyahu family has records showing that they are not mentally sound.

The request needs to be approved by the court, but it is thought unlikely that it will do so.

Earlier this month, Olmert rejected out of hand the idea that he could apologize to the Netanyahus, arguing that he was expressing a widely held opinion.

19.01.2022 - 20:13 [ ]

David Davis tells Boris Johnson ‘in the name of God, go’ at chaotic PMQs

The former Brexit secretary said: “I expect my leaders to shoulder the responsibility for the actions they take. Yesterday he did the opposite of that. So I will remind him of a quotation which may be familiar to his ear, Leopold Amery to Neville Chamberlain: ‘You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. In the name of God, go.’”

19.01.2022 - 19:59 [ ]

Tschechien kippt Impfpflicht um Gräben in Gesellschaft nicht zu vertiefen

„Ich habe gehalten, was ich versprochen habe“, sagte Gesundheitsminister Vlastimil Válek von TOP 09.

19.01.2022 - 19:52 [ Radio Prag ]

Regierung führt Impfpflicht nicht ein

Die Corona-Impfung wird laut Premier Petr Fiala (Bürgerdemokraten) für niemand obligatorisch sein. Das sagte der Premier am Mittwoch nach der Regierungssitzung.

04.01.2022 - 17:30 [ Kreml ]

Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapons States on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races

The People’s Republic of China, the French Republic, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America consider the avoidance of war between Nuclear-Weapon States and the reduction of strategic risks as our foremost responsibilities.

We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. As nuclear use would have far-reaching consequences, we also affirm that nuclear weapons – for as long as they continue to exist – should serve defensive purposes, deter aggression, and prevent war. We believe strongly that the further spread of such weapons must be prevented.

04.01.2022 - 17:23 [ Weißes Haus ]

Joint Statement of the Leaders of the Five Nuclear-Weapon States on Preventing Nuclear War and Avoiding Arms Races

The People’s Republic of China, the French Republic, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the United States of America consider the avoidance of war between Nuclear-Weapon States and the reduction of strategic risks as our foremost responsibilities.

We affirm that a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought. As nuclear use would have far-reaching consequences, we also affirm that nuclear weapons—for as long as they continue to exist—should serve defensive purposes, deter aggression, and prevent war. We believe strongly that the further spread of such weapons must be prevented.

01.01.2022 - 00:00 [ Achse des Guten ]

Achgut-Hymnen 2022 „Utopia“

Ein Gefühl cinematischer Verrückung („Ich bin im falschen Film“) und suggestiv-ideologischer Entführung („Ich werde mir fremd“) vereint sich hier zu einem musikalischen Vexierbild. Die britische Electro-Popband Goldfrapp hat im Jahr 2000 dieses Stück auf ihrem Debutalbum veröffentlicht: Eine Art James Bond Thema – durchzogen von elektronischen Tonfolgen, fremdartigen Sound-Schnipseln, abgehobenen Vokalinterventionen und einer orchestralen Kulisse – entführt uns in das Paradox einer längst als vergangen erträumten Epoche der Zukunft. Futuristische Fremdheit wie in einem Fritz Lang Film kommt auf.

30.12.2021 - 13:51 [ ]

Datastrophe: Covidfälle in Krankenhäusern uneindeutig erfasst


Unsere Tt Fragen:

Wie viele Covidfälle nach ICD U.07.1. mit Testbefund sind in die Statistiken ohne Symptome eingegangen?

Wie viele Covidfälle nach ICD U.07.1. mit Testbefund sind in die Statistiken mit Symptome eingegangen?

Wie viele Covidfälle nach ICD U.07.2. mit Symptomen sind in die Statistiken ohne Testbefund eingegangen?

Wie viele Covidfälle nach ICD U.07.2. mit Symptomen sind in die Statistiken mit Testbefund eingegangen?

Wie viele Covidfälle mit Symptomen sind differentialdiagnostisch per Multiplex mPCR sauber ermittelt worden?

Wie hoch ist der Anteil der Mehrfachzählungen bei den Covidfällen?

Diese Fragen sollten Abgeordnete in ihren Landesparlamenten und Bundesparlament per Anfrage klären lassen.

05.12.2021 - 10:26 [ Kees71 / Twitter ]

Anti-regerings protest in Belgrado. 30.000 demonstranten blokkeren de snelweg!

13.11.2021 - 20:39 [ ]

Putin warnt Lukaschenko vor Gas-Stopp

Der belarussische Präsident Alexander Lukaschenko hatte zuletzt einen Stopp von Gaslieferungen an die Europäer ins Gespräch gebracht.

Betroffen wäre die Pipeline Jamal, durch die russisches Gas via Belarus nach Polen und Deutschland fliesst. Der belarussische Teil der Pipeline gehört dem russischen Staatsmonopolisten Gazprom.

05.11.2021 - 10:00 [ Fox News ]

Republican Jack Ciattarelli refuses to concede New Jersey gubernatorial race

„The governor’s victory speech last night was premature,“ Ciattarelli said in a video message on Twitter Thursday. „No one should be declaring victory or conceding the election until every legal vote is counted.“

Murphy’s declaration of victory comes as less than one percentage point separates the two candidates in a nail-biter race, a result many analysts did not expect in what is typically a reliably blue state.

04.11.2021 - 08:25 [ Wolfgang Kubicki / Facebook ]

Es wird dringend Zeit, dass die geschäftsführende Bundeskanzlerin aus dem Amt scheidet.

Denn Überlegungen, dass Ungeimpfte in einen Lockdown gehen sollen, wenn die Corona-Zahlen steigen, stehen nicht nur gegen den Geist unserer Verfassung, sondern vertiefen die gesellschaftliche Spaltung, die die bisherige Corona-Politik hauptsächlich verursacht hat, immer weiter. Es geht längst nicht mehr darum, infektiologisch zu argumentieren. Wenn wir uns die immer weiter steigende Zahl der Impfdurchbrüche anschauen, müssen wir erkennen, dass eine Impfung nicht verhindert, dass sich das Virus weiter ausbreitet.

03.11.2021 - 17:21 [ ]

EZB: Zinserhöhung 2022 sehr unwahrscheinlich

Die Europäische Zentralbank (EZB) hat den auf den Finanzmärkten kursierenden Erwartungen einer Zinserhöhung im kommenden Jahr einen kräftigen Dämpfer verpasst. EZB-Präsidentin Christine Lagarde erklärte heute, derzeit sei aller Voraussicht nach nicht mit einem solchen Schritt zu rechnen.

14.10.2021 - 09:59 [ ]

ÖVP-Affäre: Opposition einig über U-Ausschuss

Wie Kai Jan Krainer (SPÖ), Christian Hafenecker (FPÖ) und Nikolaus Scherak (NEOS) bei einer gemeinsamen Pressekonferenz mitteilten, wolle man so schnell wie möglich mit der parlamentarischen Aufarbeitung der ÖVP-Affäre beginnen.

28.09.2021 - 19:41 [ NY Teachers for Choice ]

Why fully vaccinated educators must leave the AFT and UFT

The UFT teachers union in NYC and its national umbrella AFT have already decided the following:

– Vaccination every 6 months is now a “way of life” for their members
– Anyone who is ‘unvaccianted’ doesn’t deserve employment in America
– Biometric systems in schools should be implemented
– Universal masking in schools should be permanent
– Unions are not obligated to protect individual civil liberties
– Unions don’t serve their members, they serve the DNC and the Biosecurity State

To all of my fully vaccinated brothers and sisters in education I implore you to look at this list and ask yourself if this is the country, the community and the school system you want to be a part of. IF it is not, then you must LEAVE THE UFT & AFT RIGHT NOW!

28.09.2021 - 19:14 [ Leisa / Twitter ]

Support These Establishments, And Boycott the Cowards Who Comply

16.09.2021 - 18:46 [ Haaretz ]

Bennett Makes Time Magazine’s 2021 List as Islamist Coalition Partner Hails His ‚Courage‘

Abbas and Bennett agree on little ideologically. Abbas leads the United Arab List, a party that champions Palestinian self-determination, while Bennett comes from Israel’s right wing and has pledged that a Palestinian state will not arise on his watch. But they coalesced around the goal of removing Bennett’s predecessor, Benjamin Netanyahu, who they saw as divisive and corrupt.

29.08.2021 - 03:31 [ ]

Medien: Deutschland schickt Corona-Team nach Nordkorea

Nordkorea lasse in Absprache mit den Vereinten Nationen ein deutsches Corona-Team ins Land, schrieb die „Frankfurter Rundschau“ am Sonntag (Ortszeit).

Die UN erteilten am 18. August eine Ausnahme der Sanktionen für die Bereitstellung von medizinischen Geräten durch Deutschland für Nordkorea.

28.08.2021 - 15:17 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Zwei Fliegen – Start einer Initiative zur Erhebung des Corona-Immunitätsstatus

Bekanntermaßen war ja nie eine Überlastung der Krankenhäuser oder Intensivbetten gegeben, wie man weiß. Im Jahresdurchschnitt lag die Intensivbettenbelegung lt. Bundesgesundheitsministerium durch Corona-Patienten bei knapp 4%.

Die Wahrnehmung in der Öffentlichkeit ist bzw. war aber eine ganz andere. Man sprach von Triagen – also der Auswahl von Patienten, die aufgrund fehlender Kapazitäten nicht behandelt könnten. Das macht natürlich Angst. Die realen Zahlen zeigen hingegen, dass es überhaupt keine Grundlage gibt, den Menschen ihre Bürgerrechte zu entziehen, das Grundgesetz außer Kraft zu setzen und Menschen, die sich nicht impfen lassen wollen, zu Volksschädlingen zu erklären.

Sie vermuten, dass große Teile der Bevölkerung bereits immunisiert sind, so dass die Impfung nicht unbedingt erforderlich ist?


23.08.2021 - 09:03 [ ]

Biden emphasizes that Afghan refugees will be vetted before entering US

Biden outlined how Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) applicants who assisted the U.S. military are being transported from Kabul to transit centers in Qatar, Germany, Kuwait, and Spain so they can complete their paperwork and undergo background checks.

19.08.2021 - 10:16 [ ntv Nachrichten / Twitter ]

Seibert: „Kein Grund dazu“: Kubicki fordert Rücktritte nach Kabul

19.08.2021 - 09:55 [ ]

Maas und das Afghanistan-Debakel: Der angezählte Minister

FDP-Vize Wolfgang Kubicki forderte den Rücktritt der Kanzlerin, der Bundesverteidigungsministerin und des Bundesaußenministers. „Sie haben das größte außenpolitische Desaster seit Bestehen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland zu verantworten“, so Kubicki.

10.08.2021 - 13:32 [ Donna Laframboise / ]

How Big Tech Erases History: My New Paper

It’s time to switch to ProtonMail, and to private text messaging services such as Signal. It’s time to abandon YouTube for video platforms such as Rumble.

We can depart of our own accord, in a dignified manner. Or we can wait to be cancelled by these malignant corporations.

06.08.2021 - 15:15 [ Tehran Times ]

EU’s Enrique Mora holds talks with Araqchi in Tehran

TEHRAN – European External Action Service (EEAS) Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora, who has visited Tehran to attend the inauguration of Ebrahim Raisi as the new Iranian president, held talks on Wednesday with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, who led the Iranian team in six rounds of nuclear talks in Vienna.

Mora has been leading the nuclear talks in Vienna between Iran, the European Union, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the United States with the aim of reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the JCPOA.

29.07.2021 - 09:08 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Die Corona-Heuchelei – In den Worten der großen Medien

Die Mediensammlung „Corona – Selbst Verstehen“ folgt einem interessanten Ansatz: Hier werden Meldungen und Artikel zur Corona-Politik ausschließlich aus großen und etablierten Medien zusammengefasst und in zum Teil entlarvender Weise miteinander kombiniert. Zudem werden auch Artikel aus der Vor-Corona-Zeit (etwa zur WHO, Bill Gates oder zur Schweinegrippe) präsentiert, was den massiven Umschwung im Tenor der Berichterstattung großer deutscher Medien seit März 2020 deutlich macht.

14.07.2021 - 08:29 [ ]

Is It Time to Consider ClassicPress, Alternative to WordPress?

(March 31, 2021 )

ClassicPress is under active development, has the familiar WordPress interface many longtime WordPress users know, and releases regular security updates.

In addition, they have active community forums and a Slack channel.

12.07.2021 - 08:01 [ ]

Prince William consoles England in dressing room telling team ‚hold your heads high‘

He also revealed that the Duke of Cambridge, who is president of the Football Association, had been to see the players after the match and was full of praise.

The England manager said: „At the moment the players are, understandably, really quiet.

„The Duke (of Cambridge) has been down to see them in the dressing room and has rightly thanked them for what they’ve done and been fulsome in his praise.“

16.06.2021 - 17:41 [ politischer Beobachter / Twitter ]

Und wenn die LINKE jetzt noch Wagenknecht rausmobbt, ihre intelligenteste Spitzenpolitikerin, gehen sie den gleichen Weg: steil abwärts. Die LINKE droht sogar an der 5%-Hürde zu scheitern. Wenn ihnen dann auch noch 3 Direktmandate fehlen, fliegen sie aus dem Bundestag.

12.06.2021 - 11:55 [ ]

U.S. warns Israel ‚far-right provocations‘ could light up Jerusalem

The Biden administration warned Israel that a Jewish nationalist march that was scheduled to take place in East Jerusalem next Tuesday could reignite violence across Israel and kick off another round of fighting in the Gaza Strip, Ynet has learned on Thursday.

U.S. officials conveyed to Defense Minister Benny Gantz they expected Israel to avoid moves that could further escalate tensions, and especially what they call „far-right provocations.“

10.06.2021 - 18:03 [ ]

EZB lässt Leitzins unverändert bei 0,0 Prozent

Die EZB hat in der Pandemie ein besonders flexibles Notkaufprogramm für Staatsanleihen und Wertpapiere von Unternehmen (Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme/PEPP) aufgelegt. Das Programm mit einem Volumen von inzwischen 1,85 Billionen Euro läuft bis mindestens Ende März 2022.

09.06.2021 - 19:27 [ Haaretz ]

Knesset Panel Confirms Swearing-in of Bennett-Lapid Gov’t Sunday Afternoon

The leaders of the eight parties that compose the new coalition won’t be able to serve in any other government that might arise during the 24th Knesset, a clause in the emerging coalition agreements stipulates.

The exact wording of the clause is currently under negotiation between the incoming prime minister, Naftali Bennett, and Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid. Its purpose is to ensure the government will not fall before the rotation between the two leaders takes place.

09.06.2021 - 09:12 [ Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivführer ]

Lügen haben kurze Beine: DB verschärft Tarifkonflikt – Arbeitskampf vorprogrammiert

Die Bundestarifkommission und der Hauptvorstand der Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivführer (GDL) haben heute in Berlin das Scheitern der Tarifverhandlungen mit der Deutschen Bahn (DB) und die Einleitung von Arbeitskampfmaßnahmen beschlossen. „Wir wollten verhandeln und eine Einigung erzielen, doch die DB hat sich erneut verweigert“, so der GDL-Bundesvorsitzende Claus Weselsky.

05.06.2021 - 10:54 [ ]

The House: Is it past time Canada had an Indigenous governor general?

Last month, New Zealand appointed the first Indigenous woman to serve as governor general. Dame Cindy Kiro, a well-known children’s advocate, is the third Māori to hold the post. The first, Sir Paul Reeves, was appointed in 1985.

The federal government is under enormous pressure right now to show some progress on Crown-Indigenous reconciliation — in the wake of this week’s reports on undocumented deaths at the Kamloops Indian Residential School and fresh calls for Ottawa to move faster on implementing the recommendations of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

03.06.2021 - 15:59 [ i24NEWS English ‏/ Twitter ]

#Israel: Lapid’s ‚Change Bloc‘ could find itself reliant on the support of the anti-Zionist Joint List to pass its first motion

03.06.2021 - 15:35 [ Haaretz ]

Arab Lawmakers Back Lapid Move to Replace Knesset Speaker

Hadash, one of the three parties making up the Joint List, is opposed as a matter of principle to a government headed by the right-wing Bennett, but the Joint List is also committed to preventing Netanyahu from benefitting from the faction’s votes in the Knesset. Therefore, if there are any further defections from the ranks of the Knesset members from the future coalition, the Joint List’s decision to vote against the new government would be reevaluated.

03.06.2021 - 08:24 [ Haaretz ]

Lapid-Bennett coalition moves to replace Knesset speaker

The Lapid-Bennett coalition’s candidate for the job is Yesh Atid’s Mickey Levy. The request, signed by 61 out of 120 lawmakers, means a vote on the key position is set for the next time the Knesset convenes on Monday.

31.05.2021 - 17:00 [ Radio Prague ]

Fall „Storchennest“: Tschechische Polizei schlägt Anklage gegen Premier Babiš vor

Die tschechische Polizei hat vorgeschlagen, Premier Andrej Babiš (Partei Ano) im Fall des Wellnessressorts „Storchennest“ anzuklagen. Zusammen mit dem Regierungschef soll auch seine frühere Beraterin Jana Mayerová angeklagt werden, wie in einer Presseerklärung der Staatsanwaltschaft in Prag vom Montag steht.

31.05.2021 - 16:55 [ ]

Tschechien: Polizei empfiehlt Anklage gegen Babis

Babis wird vorgeworfen, sich im Jahr 2008 Fördergelder für den Bau des Wellnessresorts „Storchennest“ in Höhe von umgerechnet knapp zwei Millionen Euro erschlichen zu haben. Die Mittel waren für kleine und mittelständische Unternehmen bestimmt. Doch Babis stand an der Spitze eines Firmenkonglomerats mit fast 200 Unternehmen in der Agrar-, Lebensmittel- und Chemieindustrie.

30.05.2021 - 13:20 [ ]

As coalition for change coalesces, Saar rejects Netanyahu offer

With Lapid apparently making strides in building government, New Hope leader nixes Likud offer for first slot in three-way rotation of premiership that would also include Yamina’s Bennett; ‚Our commitment is to replace Netanyahu,‘ Saar says

25.05.2021 - 19:07 [ ]

Biden und Putin wollen sich in Genf treffen

Das Verhältnis zwischen den USA und Russland ist so schlecht wie lange nicht. Doch nun wollen sich Präsident Biden und Kreml-Chef Putin am 16. Juni in Genf treffen. Washington hofft auf mehr „Stabilität und Vorhersagbarkeit“.

28.04.2021 - 17:06 [ ]

Bennett meets with Ra’am head in effort to form unity government

Despite promising before elections he will never form coalition backed by Islamist party, Yamina chief meets with Mansour Abbas at his office in the Knesset in an apparent bid to draft a plan to unseat Netanyahu

24.04.2021 - 17:57 [ ]

United Torah Judaism deliberating on whether to enable Bennett-Lapid gov’t

The Lithuanian faction of the ultra-Orthodox United Torah Judaism (UTJ) party is considering whether to abstain from voting against a government led by Yamina head Naftali Bennett and Yesh Atid chair Yair Lapid, Ynet has learned on Thursday, thus enabling the two to form a government and avoid a fifth election round in just two years.

24.04.2021 - 17:54 [ ]

Confirming break from Netanyahu, Bennett says he’s in talks on forming unity govt

„From the moment I realized that Netanyahu did not intend to choose one of the two alternatives for forming a right-wing government, I began striving to form a national unity government,“ Bennett wrote in a lengthy Facebook post.

„If such a government is indeed formed, all partners must show restraint in their conduct, and perhaps we can bring some peace to the Israeli public.“

23.04.2021 - 12:45 [ Berliner Zeitung / Twitter ]

Der Untersuchungsausschuss des Bundestages zum #Wirecard -Skandal wird weitere Zeugen vernehmen

Der Ausschuss hat beschlossen, die Wirtschaftsprüfer von EY noch einmal vorzuladen.

20.04.2021 - 22:44 [ ]

Kanzlerkandidat Armin Laschet: FDP lobt Stehvermögen des CDU-Chefs

Noch sei unklar, in welche Richtung Laschet die Union führen wolle. Die Union müsse sich der Zukunft mit einer engagierten Fortschrittsagenda stellen, sagte Wissing und unterstrich: „Die Freien Demokraten werden sie dabei gerne unterstützen.“

Die anderen Oppositionsparteien reagierten hingegen mit Kritik.

11.04.2021 - 06:28 [ Alternative für Deutschland ]

Bundesparteitag in Dresden beschließt Corona-Resolution

1. einen breiten wissenschaftlichen und öffentlichen Diskurs zuzulassen und dabei auch renommierte Wissenschaftler mit abweichender Meinung zum Umgang mit der derzeitigen Situation gleichwertig zu Wort kommen zu lassen. Gelegenheit dazu gäbe ein unabhängiges Expertengremium, in dem nicht nur Virologen und Epidemiologen, sondern auch Psychologen, Soziologen, Ökonomen und Verfassungsrechtler vertreten sind und auch gehört werden müssten.

2. zu seit Jahrzehnten bewährten Diagnosemethoden zurückzukehren, die eine Anamnese des Patienten mit einschließt. Der PCR-Test allein ist nicht geeignet, um eine Infektion sicher nachzuweisen. Täglich veröffentlichte Infektionszahlen dürfen deshalb nicht mehr ausschließlich auf Labordiagnostik beruhen.

25.03.2021 - 12:53 [ ]

Liberman conceives plan for anti-Netanyahu bloc: report

This entails replacing the Knesset Speaker, taking over the chairmanship of the House Committee and the chairmanship of the Finance Committee and the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committees as well, Maariv reported.

Liberman further stressed in discussions the need to advance immediately legislation that will prevent an indicted individual to contend for the premiership.

22.03.2021 - 16:49 [ ]

Boris ‚will offer to SHARE millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s jab made at Dutch factory with the EU‘ as he warns a THIRD Covid wave will ‚wash up on our shores‘ from Europe

The PM is appealing to other leaders in a bid to resolve the crisis without a clash, and he spoke with continental heavyweights Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron last night to try and persuade them to soften their stance. He has also sent Lord Lister, a government ally, to India to ease tensions over the delay to a batch of five million UK-bound doses of the same vaccine.

21.03.2021 - 13:30 [ Al Jazeera ]

EU threatens to ban AstraZeneca exports if vaccines not delivered

Von der Leyen said Anglo-Swedish pharma giant AstraZeneca had delivered only 30 percent of the 90 million vaccine doses it had promised for the first quarter of the year.

The company has blamed production delays at its EU plants, but European officials are furious that AstraZeneca has been able to deliver its United Kingdom contract while falling short on the continent.

17.03.2021 - 21:00 [ ]

Israel: Labor party says it will back Yesh Atid chairman as next prime minister

Nachman Shai, a former lawmaker and number eight on the Labor party’s list of candidates, made the announcement after the left-wing Meretz party made a similar proclamation earlier on Monday.

“We will recommend Yair Lapid… we think he can lead a coalition,” Shai told the Hebrew-language broadcaster. “For us, [Lapid] is the head of the bloc.”

16.03.2021 - 02:05 [ Haaretz ]

Meretz Leader Says Will Recommend Lapid for Prime Minister After Election

Meretz is the first party in the center-left bloc that has officially announced its support for Lapid, while the Yesh Atid leader himself has avoided declaring his candidacy for the premiership.

Labor chairman Merav Michaeli and Kahol Lavan leader Benny Gantz have refused in recent weeks to pledge their support for Lapid.

15.03.2021 - 11:24 [ Haaretz ]

‚A Catastrophic Move‘: As Lapid Courts Their Voters, Leftist Parties Fear Eradication in Upcoming Election

“This is a catastrophic move,” the source continued, adding that when Kahol Lavan Chairman Benny Gantz “did something similar in the last election, we made sure to stop the campaign when the other parties hit six seats so as not to endanger the bloc.”

15.03.2021 - 11:17 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Israel Elections: Yair Lapid declares war on parties in bloc

“Netanyahu failed, because he cared only about himself and not the state,” Yesh Atid wrote in the messages. “All those who took part in the bloated and wasteful government left Netanyahu in the Prime Minister’s Residence.“

05.03.2021 - 08:22 [ ]

Australien über Impfstofflieferstopp aus EU enttäuscht

„Wir haben bis zu 150 Millionen Dosen Impfstoff in Auftrag gegeben, davon 50 Millionen Dosen, die hier in Australien produziert werden sollen“, sagte er. Die Welt befinde sich derzeit in einem ziemlich unerforschtem Gebiet, da sei es wenig überraschend, „dass einige Länder das Regelbuch zerreißen werden“.

Italien hatte EU-Kreisen zufolge die Lieferung von 250.000 Dosen Impfstoff des britisch-schwedischen Herstellers AstraZeneca an Australien verhindert –

05.03.2021 - 08:19 [ ]

AstraZeneca-Lieferung: Erstmals Impfstoff-Export aus der EU gestoppt

Erstmals ist die Ausfuhr von Corona-Impfstoff aus der Europäischen Union in einen Drittstaat gestoppt worden. Italien verhinderte die Lieferung von 250.000 Dosen Impfstoff des britisch-schwedischen Herstellers AstraZeneca nach Australien, wie das Außenministerium in Rom mitteilte. Die Dosen stammen demnach aus einer Fabrik in Italien, die von AstraZeneca betrieben wird. Die EU habe der Anordnung aus Rom zugestimmt.

04.03.2021 - 08:08 [ Ben Siegel / Twitter ]

Democrats are changing the House floor schedule this week given security concerns around March 4th and potential activity targeting the Capitol. The House will vote tonight on the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, instead of tomorrow.

(9 hours ago)

17.02.2021 - 09:44 [ Newsweek ]

Two-Thirds of Middle East Experts Want Biden to Return to Iran Deal Without Conditions: Poll

The Middle East Scholar Barometer found that 67 percent of respondents said the foreign policy strategy that was most likely to produce „favorable results“ for the U.S. would be Biden returning „immediately“ to the current Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) before negotiating any other conditions with Iran. Also in the survey, released Tuesday, 75 percent of experts said the U.S. returning to the deal would reduce the likelihood of Iran getting a nuclear weapon within the next decade.

05.02.2021 - 20:54 [ ]

Josep Borrell: Es ist Zeit, mit Russland statt über Russland zu sprechen

Im Gastkommentar spricht sich der EU-Außenbeauftragte Josep Borrell für eine Verbesserung der EU/Russland-Beziehungen aus.

05.02.2021 - 11:29 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election: As Left-wing Mergers Fail, Tel Aviv Mayor and Lapid’s Ex-partner Drop Out of Race

In his announcement, Shelah, who broke from Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party to form his Tnufa party in the runup to the election, cited a desire to make sure he didn’t draw votes away from other parties in the anti-Netanyahu bloc, which could result in parties failing to cross the threshold required for entering the Knesset.

02.02.2021 - 08:54 [ Irish Times ]

‘I regret that article 16 was mentioned’: Von der Leyen statement in full

Below are the responses in full from European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen to questions posed by Irish Times Europe Correspondent Naomi O’Leary.

26.01.2021 - 17:26 [ ]



25.01.2021 - 19:53 [ ]

Streit über Impfstoff: EU besteht auf zugesagte Lieferungen

In der ersten Gesprächsrunde zwischen AstraZeneca, Vertretern der EU-Kommission und den Mitgliedsländern gab es dem Vernehmen nach keine Fortschritte. Man hat die Positionen ausgetauscht. Es sei jedoch nicht sicher, ob AstraZeneca den Ernst der Lage verstanden hat, hieß es aus der Kommission. Am Abend soll eine zweite Gesprächsrunde folgen.

24.01.2021 - 06:00 [ ]

Italien übt scharfe Kritik wegen Lieferengpässen

Gesundheitsminister Roberto Speranza habe nun das Management von AstraZeneca getroffen, die die Einschränkungen bei den Lieferungen bestätigten. „All das ist unannehmbar“, so Conte, der mit Klagen gegen die Pharmakonzerne drohte.

16.01.2021 - 17:39 [ Haaretz ]

Israel’s New Fab Four Must Unite Now

But Huldai, Nissenkorn, Shelah and Zelekha should unite already and create a sense of excitement, one even spurred by passion, not a sad compromise among wallflowers at a dance who will settle for anything with two feet.

16.01.2021 - 13:04 [ Wall Street Journal ]

The World Needs a Real Investigation Into the Origins of Covid-19

The world needs an inquiry that considers not just natural origins but the possibility that SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, escaped from a laboratory. The WHO team, however, plans to build on reports by Chinese scientists rather than mount an independent investigation. Given that Chinese authorities have been slow to release information, penalized scientists and doctors who shared clinical and genomic details of the novel coronavirus, and have since demonstrated a keen interest in controlling the narrative of how the virus emerged, this is not a promising foundation for WHO’s investigation.

07.01.2021 - 10:43 [ ]

Trump promises peaceful transfer of power after Congress certifies Biden win

President Trump acknowledged the end of his first term as president early Thursday morning saying there would be an „orderly transition of power“ on Jan. 20 minutes after Congress formally certified the Electoral College votes in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.

06.01.2021 - 22:33 [ Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America / Twitter ]


06.01.2021 - 22:31 [ Alex Salvi / Twitter ]

BREAKING: Pres. Trump releases a video responding to the unrest on Capitol Hill: „You have to go home now. We have to have peace. We have to have law and order.“

29.12.2020 - 06:35 [ Ron Skolnik / Twitter ]

Lone poll I’ve see has the conservative United Arab List at 1.1%, well below threshold. So Joint List very possibly will patch things up. But might not UAL’s departure actually pave way for an eventual left Arab-Jewish party?


29.12.2020 - 04:48 [ Bernie Sanders, US Senator / Twitter ]

This week on the Senate floor Mitch McConnell wants to vote to override Trump’s veto of the $740 billion defense funding bill and then head home for the New Year. I’m going to object until we get a vote on legislation to provide a $2,000 direct payment to the working class

29.12.2020 - 04:41 [ ]

Sanders to slow down NDAA veto override in bid to get vote on $2K checks proposal

„This week on the Senate floor Mitch McConnell wants to vote to override Trump’s veto of the $740 billion defense funding bill and then head home for the New Year. I’m going to object until we get a vote on legislation to provide a $2,000 direct payment to the working class,“ Sanders tweeted.

28.12.2020 - 05:00 [ ]

Democratic Party Leader Warns Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Not To Primary Chuck Schumer

In an interview with The New York Post, Jacobs warned the congresswoman against launching a primary challenge against Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Jacobs argued that a race between Ocasio-Cortez and Schumer would harm both candidates’ careers and described Schumer as a “progressive.”

28.12.2020 - 03:32 [ ]

Trump signs coronavirus relief bill, still pushes for $2,000 stimulus checks

“As President, I have told Congress that I want far less wasteful spending and more money going to the American people in the form of $2,000 checks per adult and $600 per child,” Trump said in a statement.

“On Monday the House will vote to increase payments to individuals from $600 to $2,000,” he added. “Therefore, a family of four would receive $5,200.”

25.12.2020 - 05:26 [ ]

Brexit: Labour to back EU trade deal in Commons, Keir Starmer says

“A better deal could have been negotiated, but I accept that option has now gone, the chance for renegotiation is over.

“There are just two paths now left for our country – to move forward with a deal or without one.”

23.12.2020 - 08:31 [ Washington Post ]

Live updates: Trump demands $2,000 stimulus checks; calls long awaited coronavirus relief bill a ‘disgrace’

President Trump derided the recently-passed coronavirus relief bill as a “disgrace” on Tuesday night, calling on Congress to increase stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000 and get rid of “wasteful and unnecessary items.” The move stunned Congress which has been deadlocked for months over the long-awaited stimulus package to address people’s increasingly desperate situations in the midst of a pandemic-fueled economic downturn.

18.12.2020 - 09:00 [ @DanielLuecking / Twitter ]

Veranstaltungssicherheitskonzeptn wurden erarbeitet. In der Selbstdarstellung hat sich @derInnensenator nichts vorzuwerfen. Er plädiert im Umgang mit Gefährdern für die „Al Capone“-Methode. Gefährder sollten bei anderen Straftaten keine Nachlässigkeit erfahren. #UA1BT

08.12.2020 - 11:55 [ Jimmy Dore / Twitter ]

Progressives in congress CAN actually force a Med4all vote if they withhold their vote for Pelosi as speaker to do it. I ask all progressives to pressure ur favorite progressive congressperson to withhold their Vote 4 Pelosi & demand a Med4all vote!


26.11.2020 - 00:44 [ NBC News ]

Defense lawyers rail about unfair prosecutions. Flynn’s case shows why.


Sometimes federal agents are criticized for „creating“ a crime instead of investigating one. Sting operations are examples of crimes that are a consequence of law enforcement actions. Agents create a fictional crime to trick a suspect into attempting to join that crime, thereby creating the crime.

Similarly, Flynn’s crime of lying to government agents was the consequence of the government agents‘ investigation of Flynn. If there was no crime before Flynn’s interview, then there’s little reason to interview Flynn as part of a criminal investigation, unless the agents were looking to create a crime.

26.11.2020 - 00:40 [ CNN ]

Trump announces pardon for Michael Flynn in tweet

President Donald Trump announced in a tweet Wednesday that he has granted his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, a „full pardon,“ wiping away the guilty plea of the intelligence official, lobbyist and conservative fringe darling for lying to the FBI.

22.11.2020 - 14:02 [ Progressive International / Twitter ]

Guatemala’s government slashed $25 million from healthcare and education — just days after Hurricane Eta battered its poorest communities. The people are rising up. PI member @MSICG : “We demand a Constituent Assembly. This dictatorship has failed us.”

19.11.2020 - 17:20 [ ]

AVISO: Gemeinsame Pressekonferenz „Ein starkes BVT braucht starke parlamentarische Kontrolle“, morgen, 20.11., 10:30 Uhr

Nach dem Terroranschlag von Wien sowie der sich im Innenministerium schleppenden BVT-Reform präsentieren die Sicherheitssprecher der drei Oppositionsparteien – Stephanie Krisper (NEOS), Reinhold Einwallner (SPÖ) und Hannes Amesbauer (FPÖ) – gemeinsame Vorschläge für eine Reform der parlamentarischen Kontrolle des Bundesamtes für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung.
Die Pressekonferenz wird auf den Facebook-Seiten der jeweiligen Parlamentsklubs kostenlos gestreamt.

25.10.2020 - 08:50 [ @TeamTrump / Twitter ]

Playing NOW at the Trump rally in #NorthCarolina

25.10.2020 - 08:48 [ Newsweek ]

Trump Thanks Sanders After Showing Rally Clip of Democrat Accusing Biden of Cutting Social Security

„Joe Biden spent his entire time in the Senate—long, long days, hours, nights—working to cut your Social Security,“ Trump said during Friday’s rally. „You don’t know about that. To cut your Medicare. People don’t know about that. He denies it. He denied it last night.“

Trump then introduced the video which featured footage from a March Democratic Presidential debate between Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

23.10.2020 - 02:07 [ ]

Sanders: Democrats will pass ‚massive stimulus bill‘ if party flips the Senate

“If the Democrats gain control of the Senate, the first order of business will be a massive stimulus bill to protect desperate working people throughout this country,” Sanders said on Hill.TV’s “Rising.”

The remarks come as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin press on in their negotiations on COVID-19 aid. Pelosi has stuck to her position that a stimulus package must total at least $2.2 trillion, while the administration has inched up to $1.8 trillion.

18.10.2020 - 22:40 [ Fox News ]

Trump adviser says POTUS will give Biden ‚more room‘ to answer foreign policy questions in next debate

Miller said that the debate’s focus on foreign policy will be „perfect“ in light of Biden’s past support for „endless wars,“ President Trump’s success with recent peace deals, and the issue of whether the emails bearing Hunter Biden’s name are authentic.

16.10.2020 - 15:07 [ ]

Putin schlägt Verlängerung von New-START-Abkommen vor

Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin hat eine Verlängerung des New-START-Abkommens zur atomaren Abrüstung um ein Jahr ohne Vorbedingungen angeboten.

Er schlage vor, das bestehende Abkommen mit den USA um mindestens ein Jahr zu verlängern, um umfassende Verhandlungen zu ermöglichen, sagte Putin heute in Moskau

12.10.2020 - 11:38 [ ]

Travel latest news: British hospitality to launch legal action over expected lockdown restrictions

Following the announcement of a new three-tier lockdown system, which will see areas with higher Covid rates imposed with harsher measures, the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA) is leading a revolt against new rules that could see thousands of bars and restaurants ordered to close.

Two of the country’s biggest brewers and pub operators, Joseph Holt and JW Lees, are also involved in the challenge, alongside a further 10 hospitality businesses and organisations.

29.09.2020 - 16:33 [ ]

Pompeo says violence must stop in Nagorno Karabakh conflict

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to cease hostilities, Reuters reports.

Pompeo said during a visit to Crete that he had discussed the clashes in talks earlier with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias.

25.09.2020 - 13:56 [ ]

(5th LD) N.K. leader apologizes to S. Koreans for ‚unsavory‘ shooting case: Cheong Wa Dae

In a formal notice sent to the South, the North conveyed Kim’s message that he feels „very sorry“ for greatly „disappointing“ President Moon Jae-in and other South Koreans with the occurrence of the „unsavory“ case in its waters, instead of helping them amid their suffering from the new coronavirus, according to Suh Hoon, director of national security at Cheong Wa Dae.

25.09.2020 - 13:16 [ ]

Nordkoreas Machthaber wünscht Südkoreanern Glück und Gesundheit

Das habe Kim dem südkoreanischen Präsidenten Moon Jae-in in einem Brief geschrieben, teilte das südkoreanische Präsidialamt mit.

Der Brief vom 12. September sei das Antwortschreiben auf einen Brief Moons vom 8. September gewesen, teilte der nationale Sicherheitsberater Suh Hoon mit.

25.09.2020 - 13:07 [ ]

Nordkoreas Machthaber entschuldigt sich für Tötung eines südkoreanischen Beamten

Kim sagte in einer am Freitag an Südkorea geschickten Botschaft, er bedauere sehr, mit dem unerwarteten peinlichen Vorfall in nordkoreanischem Gewässer Präsident Moon Jae-in und das südkoreanische Volk sehr enttäuscht zu haben.

Südkoreas nationaler Sicherheitsberater Suh Hoon gab am Freitag vor der Presse den Volltext der nordkoreanischen Botschaft im Namen der Abteilung für die Einheitsfront der Arbeiterpartei bekannt, die Kims Entschuldigung enthält.

24.09.2020 - 19:36 [ ZDF ]

Militärischer Abschirmdienst – MAD-Chef Gramm muss Posten räumen

Das Verteidigungsministerium unterrichtete die Obleute im Bundestag über den Schritt. Dieser soll den Reformprozess in der Bundeswehr nach rechtsextremen Vorfällen voranbringen.

Verteidigungsministerin Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) habe entschieden, Gramm im kommenden Monat von seiner Aufgabe zu entbinden, so ein Sprecher.

19.09.2020 - 15:38 [ ZDF ]

Bremen verbietet Reichskriegsflaggen

Er gilt für alle Varianten der Reichskriegsflagge. Die einfache Reichsflagge ist nur betroffen, wenn „eine konkrete Provokationswirkung im Einzelfall besteht“.

Die Reichs- und Reichskriegsflaggen gelten seit langem als ein Erkennungszeichen von Rechtsextremen, Reichsbürgern und anderen Demokratiegegnern.

Anders als Hakenkreuzfahnen sowie ähnliche nationalsozialistische Abzeichen sind sie nicht verboten.

11.09.2020 - 11:04 [ Nachdenkseiten ]

Die traurige Realität: Eine sich selbst gleichschaltende Kampfpresse

Auf die Sendung von Anne Will vom vergangenen Sonntag waren die NachDenkSeiten schon kurz eingegangen. Es bleibt noch einiges nachzutragen: zum sichtbar werdenden Charakter unserer Medien als fanatische Kampfpresse, zum unreflektierten und manipulierenden Umgang mit Russland, und nebenbei noch mit allem „Linken“. Letzteres bekam die Bundestagsabgeordnete der Linkspartei Sevim Dagdelen zu spüren. Sie hat in der Sendung beschrieben, was man über die Vergiftung von Navalny weiß und sie hat darauf hingewiesen, dass unklar ist, woher das Gift kam und wer der Täter ist. Solange man das nicht wisse, solle man auch nicht spekulieren.

11.09.2020 - 10:48 [ ]

Fall Nawalny: Moskau will Ermittler nach Berlin schicken

Das Innenministerium in Moskau bereite ein entsprechendes Gesuch an die deutschen Behörden vor, meldete die Nachrichtenagentur TASS heute. Russland wolle beantragen, dass russische Ermittler anwesend sein dürfen, wenn deutsche Experten bei Nawalny Ermittlungen durchführten.

08.09.2020 - 11:50 [ ]

Brexit trade deal on the brink: Boris Johnson warns ‚contradictory‘ EU divorce terms on Northern Ireland must be overhauled as Michel Barnier arrives in London for crunch talks

The standoff turned nasty yesterday as Brussels voiced fury at UK threats to override parts of the Withdrawal Agreement thrashed out last year. Legislation would unilaterally ‚clarify‘ key parts of the settlement, including customs rules for Northern Ireland, that the EU insists should be resolved by a joint committee.

Despite Mr Barnier warning that step would end hopes for a trade deal, the PM’s chief negotiator Lord Frost increased the temperature again today, demanding ‚more realism‘ from the EU that the UK was now a sovereign country.

07.09.2020 - 10:03 [ ]

Five weeks to seal Brexit… or we walk: Boris Johnson threatens to TEAR UP Withdrawal Agreement and remove Irish customs pledge as he insists No Deal would be ‚good outcome‘

– Boris Johnson says there is ’no sense‘ in faltering trade talks after October 15
– He says he won’t compromise on UK’s freedom to set own laws and fish in waters
– Mr Johnson insists a No Deal departure would still be a ‚good outcome‘
– Is is also reported today the UK could tear up parts of the Withdrawal Agreement
– Such a move could be seen as ‚bad faith‘ by the EU, lowering chances of a deal

07.09.2020 - 10:01 [ ZDF ]

Brexit-Handelsabkommen – Johnson droht mit „No Deal“

Der britische Premierminister Boris Johnson fordert von der EU bis 15. Oktober ein Brexit-Handelsabkommen. Er könne sich sonst auch einen harten wirtschaftlichen Bruch vorstellen.

06.09.2020 - 12:47 [ ]

‚This time, we won’t blink‘: Boris Johnson’s chief negotiator warns EU that Britain will not become a ‚client state‘ of Brussels on the eve of crunch talks to avoid a No Deal Brexit

– Lord Frost warned Michel Barnier that the UK would not become a ‚client state‘
– He said EU needs to realise PM’s Government is adopting more steely approach
– Comments come ahead of Barnier’s arrival in London for a fresh round of talks

06.09.2020 - 12:25 [ ]

Brexit LIVE: EU warned UK ‘serious’ about no deal threat – Boris prepared to WALK AWAY

A Government source said: „The EU must also realise that we are serious about leaving with an Australian-style trading relationship and reclaiming our independence as a sovereign nation if we cannot find acceptable terms.”

05.09.2020 - 11:31 [ Haaretz ]

Soundtrack for a Revolution: ‘Bibi, Let My People Go,’ Begs Israeli Singer

When May Lavie heard Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech about Moses and Pharaoh in 2015, she immediately understood that it was a song waiting to be written.

30.08.2020 - 08:15 [ ]

READ: Director of National Intelligence’s letter to Congress on election security briefings

„I believe this approach helps ensure, to the maximum extent possible, that the information ODNI provides the Congress in support of your oversight responsibilities on elections security, foreign malign influence, and election interference is not misunderstood nor politicized,“ Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe wrote in a letter to congressional committee heads.

30.08.2020 - 07:59 [ ]

Director Of National Intelligence Cancels Verbal Election Security Briefings

In a joint statement released Saturday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said Congress had been set for briefings on election security in mid-September. But briefings for members of Congress, including the House and Senate intelligence committees, by Ratcliffe’s office have now been called off, they said.

„This is a shocking abdication of its lawful responsibility to keep the Congress currently informed, and a betrayal of the public’s right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy,“ Pelosi and Schiff said in the statement.

27.08.2020 - 21:48 [ Cenk Uygur / Twitter ]

As usual @SpeakerPelosi with an idiotic point that @JoeBiden shouldn’t debate Trump. That feeds into everything Trump has said about Biden. It would make him look scared and hiding. She is worst strategist of my lifetime. Biden should go into debates and make the Democratic case!

26.08.2020 - 06:55 [ New York Times ]

Pompeo Delivers R.N.C. Speech From Israel, With Eye Toward 2024

No sitting secretary of state had previously addressed a national political convention in at least 75 years.

22.08.2020 - 07:59 [ ]

Neues Musterschreiben: kein PCR Test an meinem Schulkind!

Heute können wir Ihnen ein weiteres Hilfsmittel für unsere Bemühungen zum Schutz Ihrer Kinder zur Verfügung stellen. Dieses, von einem Rechtsanwalt ausgearbeitete Schreiben, soll Ihr Kind vor einem willkürlichen PCR Test in der Schule schützen.

22.08.2020 - 07:55 [ ]

Die Idee

Warum aber fällt es vielen Menschen schwer, die Wahrheit auszusprechen – gerade und insbesondere dann, wenn diese der öffentlichen Meinung entgegensteht?

Aus unserer Sicht spielen hier zwei Faktoren eine wesentliche Rolle: Die Angst vor Verlust der eigenen Reputation und des sozialen Umfelds einerseits und die Angst vor dem finanziellen Absturz zum Beispiel durch Verlust des Arbeitsplatzes andererseits.

Genau an dieser Stelle setzen wir als Mutigmacher an:
Du möchtest endlich deinem Gewissen folgen und bisher unbekannte Fakten in die Öffentlichkeit bringen? Dann melde dich bitte bei uns! In einem persönlichen Gespräch, bei dem selbstverständlich absolute Vertraulichkeit herrscht, finden wir gemeinsam heraus, an welcher Stelle wir dich unterstützen und dich mutig machen können. Du bist sehr wichtig für eine bessere Welt! Wir freuen uns, dich unterstützen zu können!

19.08.2020 - 08:39 [ Washington Post ]

Canada’s embarrassing governor general should resign — and no one should replace her

A Canada with more self-confidence would have the courage to revisit its governor general entirely on its own terms. If the country is truly the beacon of principled democratic liberalism it so often claims, eliminating a failed, undemocratic office should hardly be painful.

19.08.2020 - 01:58 [ ]

Postmaster general says he’s pausing changes ‚until after the election‘

The postmaster general said retail hours at post offices will remain unchanged, mail processing equipment and collection boxes will not be removed and no mail processing facilities will be closed.

On top of that, DeJoy said the agency will employ “stand-by resources,” beginning Oct. 1, “to satisfy any unforeseen demand” surrounding the elections.

16.08.2020 - 05:53 [ USA Today ]

Trump says he will look ‚very strongly‘ at granting pardon to whistleblower Edward Snowden

In the interview, Trump justified talk of a pardon by again complaining about an FBI investigation into links between his campaign and Russians who sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. He said it was unfair that people like ex-FBI Director James Comey are free while Snowden is in legal limbo.

16.08.2020 - 05:47 [ ]

US-Whistleblower im Exil: Trump will Begnadigung von Snowden prüfen

Er sei nicht besonders vertraut mit der Angelegenheit, räumte Trump bei einer Pressekonferenz in seinem Golfclub in Bedminster ein. „Aber ich werde mir das ansehen“, so Trump auf die Frage eines Journalisten.

13.08.2020 - 15:46 [ ]

S. Korean trade minister promotes campaign pledges as new WTO head online


South Korean Trade Minister Yoo Myung-hee, a candidate for the next head of the World Trade Organization (WTO), has accelerated her online campaign as the new coronavirus pandemic has limited face-to-face campaigning

08.08.2020 - 15:48 [ QUERDENKEN 711 - Wir für das Grundgesetz / Youtube ]

Angebot: Deeskalationsteams für die Presse

Damit eine vollständige, unparteiische und wahrheitsgemäße Berichterstattung möglich ist, bieten wir Journalisten ab sofort an, Deeskalationsteams an ihre Seite zu stellen.

Diese Teams sind psychologisch erfahren, begleiten Euch durch die Demos und vermitteln bei Konflikten.

06.08.2020 - 21:47 [ Leafy / Twitter ]

There are activists sleeping in tents at Balfour Street Jerusalem #Israel & also at the indipendence Park. I’m letting someone use my shower because they don’t have these facilities at their camp. #Israel #democracy #Balfour #سلمية

05.08.2020 - 07:57 [ Firefox Browser Addons ]

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29.07.2020 - 11:46 [ ]

Hospital coronavirus data to go to HHS before CDC, HHS confirms


Hospital data on coronavirus patients will no longer be sent straight to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Instead, it will go to the Department of Health and Human Services.

HHS, which is the parent agency of the CDC, confirmed the news Tuesday. It was first reported by the New York Times.

HHS says the CDC’s database is inadequate to store and process the necessary information.

28.07.2020 - 00:16 [ New York Post ]

Trump picks antiwar favorite Douglas Macgregor to be German ambassador

Macgregor is a favorite among Trump supporters who want to pull US troops from the Mideast and Afghanistan. As ambassador, he would oversee Trump’s plan to slash the substantial US troop presence in Germany.

27.07.2020 - 20:07 [ ]

Rep. Nunes on solution source for anti-Trump Steele dossier: ‘expanded our investigation’ into Brookings Institute

House Intelligence Committee Position Member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., instructed “Sunday Early morning Futures” in an distinctive job interview that “we’ve now expanded our investigation, full-blown investigation, into the Brookings Institute.”

26.07.2020 - 20:35 [ ]

Israel: Gyms reopen under parliamentary panel ruling defying gov’t

Most sports facilities were ordered shut on July 17 following a government vote on a package of measures aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

However, on Thursday, the Knesset panel supervising the country’s coronavirus response voted to strike this restriction down

21.07.2020 - 20:35 [ ]

Tammy Duckworth’s Stock Rises As A Possible VP Choice After High-Profile Weeks

In combat and in Congress, Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth has seen a lot of firsts.

She was the first female soldier to lose both her legs in the Iraq War. She was the first Thai American woman elected to Congress. And she was the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office.

Now she may become the first Asian American woman nominated to be vice president for a major party in the United States.

13.07.2020 - 15:31 [ ZDF ]

Niedersachsens Innenminister – Pistorius für „Racial Profiling“-Studie

Es sollte eine Studie zu rassistischen Polizeikontrollen in Deutschland werden, doch Innenminister Seehofer lehnte ab. Nun plädiert sein niedersächsischer Kollege Pistorius dafür.

05.07.2020 - 19:06 [ ]

Algerien fordert von Frankreich Entschuldigung für Kolonialzeit

Am Freitag waren in Algerien die Schädel von 24 algerischen Unabhängigkeitskämpfern angekommen, die während der Kolonialzeit enthauptet worden waren. Paris hatte sich bereiterklärt, die Überreste der Widerstandskämpfer nach Algerien zu schicken, was als eine Geste der Annäherung zwischen den beiden Ländern gesehen wurde.

01.07.2020 - 18:21 [ ]

Florida is „not going back“ on reopening, governor says

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told reporters on Tuesday that the state will not reinstate restrictions or close businesses to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus.

01.07.2020 - 08:25 [ ]

UN-Sicherheitsrat: Gute Chancen für Corona-Resolution

Bis zum Nachmittag deutscher Zeit könnten die Mitglieder des mächtigsten UN-Gremiums über einen Entwurf der französischen und tunesischen Vertretung abstimmen. Er unterstützt vor allem die Forderung von UN-Generalsekretär Guterres nach einer globalen Waffenruhe während der Pandemie.

17.06.2020 - 08:02 [ ]

Exclusive: Private schools set to ignore Government and open in September ‚come what may‘

A governor at one of the country’s leading private schools said headteachers were „furious“ with ministers over their dithering, adding that schools „could have legally and safely opened this term“.

He said: „We have had enough. We will definitely open in September using our own hygiene measures, our own risk-based assessment of social distancing and our own test and trace system.

„There is no confidence left in the Government, given their failed promises. All schools should do the same.“

16.06.2020 - 12:34 [ NBC Sports ]

Roger Goodell “encourages” a team to sign Colin Kaepernick

Backroom deals get made all the time in the NFL. Teams always want something, from a Super Bowl to a draft to anything and everything else that the league office has the authority and discretion to dispense. If the league office wants Kaepernick on a team, the league office can make it happen, quickly.

12.06.2020 - 04:04 [ NBC News ]

Louisville city council unanimously pass ‚Breonna’s Law‘ to ban no-knock warrants

The unanimously passed ordinance, which still needs to be approved by the mayor, bans any search warrant that does not require police to announce themselves and their purpose at the premises. It requires any Louisville Metro Police Department or Metro law enforcement to knock and wait a minimum of 15 seconds for a response.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer vowed to pass the ban as “soon as it hits my desk.”

09.06.2020 - 21:43 [ Kendall Taggart, investigative reporter @BuzzFeedNews / Twitter ]

Just now the New York State Senate officially passed the bill to repeal 50a — the 1970s law used to keep police disciplinary records secret. It’s hard to underscore just how unlikely this seemed only a few weeks ago

09.06.2020 - 21:37 [ New York Senate / Twitter ]

#NYSenate Bill S8496, sponsored by Senator @jamaaltbailey , passed 40-22 (unofficial). Relates to the disclosure of law enforcement disciplinary records; and to repeal section 50-a of the civil rights law relating thereto:

07.06.2020 - 11:22 [ ]

82-year-old Air Force veteran body-slammed for holding Trump sign calls in (and gets surprise call from DJT Jr!)


Charlie Chase, an 82-year-old Air Force veteran, calls in to discuss his run-in with a Trump-Derangement-Syndrome addled moon bat in Fall River, MA. Mid-way through the interview, Donald Trump Jr. calls in to surprise Charlie. Don’t miss this heartwarming interview.

05.06.2020 - 15:24 [ Common Dreams ]

ACLU Sues Trump Over ‚Shameless, Unconstitutional, Unprovoked, and Frankly Criminal‘ Assault on Peaceful Protesters

A coalition of civil rights groups including the ACLU of the District of Columbia is suing President Donald Trump, Attorney General William Barr, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and other federal officials over the brutal police assault on peaceful demonstrators near the White House Monday that cleared the way for the president’s photo-op at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

05.06.2020 - 02:39 [ LA Times ]

Curfews lifted throughout L.A. and Southern California as peaceful demonstrations continue

Before the announcement of the order’s cancellation, L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villaneuva said his agency would not enforce a curfew.

05.06.2020 - 01:22 [ Washington Post ]

Civil liberties groups sue Trump, Barr for forcefully removing Lafayette Square protesters

n a federal lawsuit, the groups asserted that U.S. and military police officers’ use of horses, batons, shields and riot control agents — including pepper spray, smoke canisters and rubber or plastic projectiles — violated largely peaceful protesters’ constitutional rights of free speech and assembly 30 minutes before a citywide curfew took effect Monday.

The suit — which also names Attorney General William P. Barr as a defendant — was brought by the ACLU of the District of Columbia, the Washington Lawyers’ Committee and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

05.06.2020 - 01:15 [ ]

Esper orders hundreds of troops from 82nd Airborne home from D.C. area

He initially ordered them home on Wednesday after a night of more peaceful protests in the nation’s capital, but reversed course later in the day and planned to keep them in the area for another 24 hours after further analysis, the official said.

The second reversal comes as White House aides made clear their irritation with Esper for declaring his opposition to deploying active-duty troops to quash recent unrest just two days after President Donald Trump threatened to do so. Officials say the Defense secretary is on thin ice with the president.

03.06.2020 - 17:02 [ the Hill ]

Pentagon chief does not support invoking Insurrection Act

„I’ve always believed and continue to believe that the National Guard is best suited for performing domestic support to civil authorities in these situations in support of local law enforcement,“ Esper said at a news conference Wednesday.

„I say this not only as secretary of Defense, but also as a former soldier and a former member of the National Guard, the option to use active duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire of situations,“ he added. „We are not in one of those situations now. I do not support invoking the Insurrection Act.“

03.06.2020 - 14:39 [ Boots Riley / Twitter ]

We should demand that every TV show and movie in production that has a police and/or pentagon or intelligence agency “advisor“ on it must fire those “advisors“ immediately they’re a huge part of the probl

03.06.2020 - 07:25 [ the Hill ]

DC National Guard asks for investigation into use of helicopter to target protesters

„Maj. Gen. William J. Walker, District of Columbia National Guard Commanding General, has directed an investigation into a June 1 low-flying maneuver conducted by one of our rotary aviation assets,“ D.C. National Guard spokeswoman Air Force Lt. Col. Brooke Davis told The Hill in a statement.

„Our highest priority is the safety of our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen who support civil authorities as they perform their duties,” the spokeswoman continued. “This is our home, and we are dedicated to the safety and security of our fellow citizens of the District and their right to safely and peacefully protest.“

02.06.2020 - 21:33 [ Richard E. Stone, City Univ. BA & MA;Gov't worker / Twitter ]

The NYPD is run by an illegal union, the Police Benevolent Association (PBA). Have the city stop empowering it by refusing to deduct their dues money from cop’s paychecks every pay period. And, ban union delegates from station houses.

01.06.2020 - 23:28 [ WAVE 3 News ]

LMPD Chief Conrad fired amid mounting civil unrest

An emotional Fischer announced Monday that there was no officer body camera video of the shooting.

“That lack of institutional failure will not be tolerated,” Fischer said as he announced Conrad’s termination, effective immediately. Robert Schroeder will serve as interim police chief.

01.06.2020 - 06:52 [ ]

Trump deems churches ‘essential,’ calls for them to reopen


President Donald Trump on Friday labeled churches and other houses of worship as “essential“ and called on governors nationwide to let them reopen this weekend even though some areas remain under coronavirus lockdown.

The president threatened to “override” governors who defy him, but it was unclear what authority he has to do so.

27.05.2020 - 21:07 [ CNN ]

Trump tweet throws House vote on government surveillance powers into doubt

The request to shelve the vote was the latest hurdle for legislation reauthorizing authorities from the 2001 Patriot Act that’s been squeezed both by FISA opponents who have pushed for more civil liberties protections and by the President and his allies furious over the role of the FISA court in the Russia investigation and the misconduct with warrants obtained on former Trump adviser Carter Page.

„I hope all Republican House Members vote NO on FISA until such time as our Country is able to determine how and why the greatest political, criminal, and subversive scandal in USA history took place!“ Trump tweeted on Tuesday evening.

27.05.2020 - 19:42 [ New York Times ]

Trump Wants Troops in Afghanistan Home by Election Day. The Pentagon Is Drawing Up Plans.


The Pentagon is expected to try to persuade a commander in chief who has made clear his desire to end America’s involvement in what he has criticized as “endless wars” — and who has regularly surprised the military with his decisions.

27.05.2020 - 19:38 [ ]

Trump Appears to Announce Withdrawal From Afghanistan on Twitter

President Trump has apparently confirmed reports from earlier in the week that he wants to bring U.S. troops home from Afghanistan in time for Election Day. The New York Times reported Tuesday that Trump was keen on a plan to bring forces home by November because it would likely give a boost to his campaign.

14.05.2020 - 23:17 [ Real Clear Politics ]

Rand Paul: „Vice President Biden Is Guilty Of Using Government To Go After A Political Opponent“

Sen. Rand Paul called for acting Director of National Intelligence Rick Grenell to testify about a list of Obama administration officials, including Obama and Biden, involved in the „unmasking“ of then-incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s communications after the 2016 election.

Speaking to members of the press, Paul also said he wanted testimony from the officials on the list, including James Comey and James Clapper.

14.05.2020 - 23:00 [ ]

‘He knew everything’: Trump demands that Obama testify in Flynn case

“Here is the concern: If you don’t have a national security reason, you’re basically spying on a political opponent,” the South Carolina Republican said on the news show.

“What is the national security reason to unmask Gen. Flynn in transition? I can’t think of one. But, I do believe, given their behavior, they’re looking to get rid of Flynn and if they used our intelligence apparatus to basically act on a political vendetta, that’s chilling to every American and would be very wrong.”

14.05.2020 - 06:02 [ ]

New resolution on immediate global ceasefire presented to UN Security Council

The new resolution was proposed Tuesday during a teleconference held behind closed doors and organized by Estonia, which holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council. The resolution was submitted in the afternoon.

One of the diplomats, speaking on condition of anonymity, said China declared in the meeting that it backed swift action in the council.

14.05.2020 - 05:54 [ ZDF ]

UN-Sicherheitsrat – Corona-Resolution: Deutsche Kompromiss-Idee

Der nun von Deutschland vorgeschlagene Text konzentriert sich auf das eigentliche Kernanliegen der Resolution: Die Unterstützung von UN-Generalsekretär António Guterres bei seiner bereits etwa sieben Wochen alten Forderung nach einer weltweiten Waffenruhe in der Pandemie. Auf die WHO wird demnach nicht eingegangen.

08.05.2020 - 10:35 [ Esther Bejarano & VVN-BdA e​.​V. / ]

8. Mai zum Feiertag machen! Was 75 Jahre nach Befreiung vom Faschismus getan werden muss!

Ich überlebte als Mitglied des „Mädchenorchesters“ das deutsche Vernichtungslager Auschwitz und konnte vor 75 Jahren auf dem Todesmarsch der Häftlinge des KZ-Ravensbrück der SS entkommen. Ich bin Vorsitzende des Auschwitz-Komitees in der BRD e.V und Ehrenpräsidentin der Vereinigung der Verfolgten des Naziregimes -Bund der Antifaschistinnen und Antifaschisten.

Ich fordere: Der 8. Mai muss ein Feiertag werden! Ein Tag, an dem die Befreiung der Menschheit vom NS-Regime gefeiert werden kann. Das ist überfällig seit sieben Jahrzehnten. Und hilft vielleicht, endlich zu begreifen, dass der 8. Mai 1945 der Tag der Befreiung war, der Niederschlagung des NS-Regimes.

02.05.2020 - 12:40 [ CNN ]

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a new executive order on Friday that will allow some types of work — including construction, real estate and outdoor work — to resume next Thursday

02.05.2020 - 12:33 [ ]

Michigan House and Senate will not extend emergency declaration

The step came as hundreds of conservative activists, including some who were openly carrying rifles, returned to the Capitol to denounce her stay-at-home order.

Whitmer wanted lawmakers to extend her emergency declaration by 28 days. It expires late Thursday.

02.05.2020 - 12:18 [ Fox News / Youtube ]

Tensions escalate in California: Cities file lawsuits against Gov. Newsom

People protest state’s stay-at-home orders; William La Jeunesse reports.

01.05.2020 - 10:18 [ LA Times ]

This California county might defy the state and lift stay-at-home order Friday

Modoc County, in the northeastern corner of California, is one of the least-populated counties in the state, with fewer than 9,000 residents. It plans to allow all businesses, schools and churches to reopen starting Friday, as long as people stay six feet apart, according to a statement signed by the county health officer, sheriff-coroner, chair of the Board of Supervisors, and other county officials.