Monthly Archives: April 2015
Jade Helm should make every American pay attention and feel uneasy, especially since President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on December 31, 2011, codifying indefinite military detention without charge or trial into law for the first time in American history.
Tim King and Robert O’Dowd Global News Centre
(SALEM) The Jade Helm 15 exercise announced by the military for July 15th through September 15th is an unconventional warfare operation in nine states, involving Special Operations and 82nd Airborne troops, operating off of military reservations in U.S. cities and towns with federal, state and local police involvement.
Marine veteran investigative journalist and author trashed for accurate reporting and disagreeing with the Veterans Today editorial staff on Jade Helm.
Tim King and Robert O’Dowd Global News Centre
(SALEM) An unconventional warfare exercise in several states in the Southwest and Southeast off of military reservations with Special Operations troops this summer could be used to set up a scenario for martial law if the exercise goes live from a false flag attack like 911.
What does Veterans Today have in common with the pro-administration Washington Post? Both publications are trying to conceal the potential ramifications of an Obama Administration move called “Operation Jade Helm 15,” which every American should be leery about – at minimum. The job of media, alternative media in this case, is to put the information out. Jade Helm 15 is as real as it gets and it is totally unprecedented. Jade Helm is U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) unconventional warfare exercise to be conducted outside of military reservations in at least 11 states.
Sinhala officials of Colombo’s ‘National Housing Development Authority’, which comes under UNP Minister Sajith Premadasa attempted on Tuesday to grab lands that belong to uprooted Eezham Tamils at Mukaththuvaaram in Kokku’laay of Mullaiththeevu district.
Global News Centre
(TamilNet) A tense situation prevailed as Sinhala settlers confronted the Tamil landowners. However, the move to survey the lands that belong to Eezham Tamils was halted after Northern Provincial Council (NPC) member Thurairajah Ravikaran documented the land deeds to survey department officers who were brought by the so-called National Housing Development Authority to seize the lands to Sinhala colonisers in the country of Eezham Tamils. The SL State is accelerating Sinhala colonization with the aim of permanently wedging the demographic contiguity of the northern and eastern provinces
The Sri Lankan State-sponsored Sinhala colonisation has been taking place from the times of former SL presidents J.R. Jeyawardene and R. Premadasa, the father of Sajith Premadasa.
The Tamil landowners, chased away from their villages in 1980 are in possession of documents of ownership. A lot of their lands have already been encroached by the Sinhala settlers with the backing of the occupying SL military.
NPC councillor Ravikaran blamed that the Divisional Secretary of Karai-thu’raip-pattu for backing the survey department officials who attempted to survey the lands.
The Tamil landowners had alerted the NPC councillor as soon as they spotted the presence of the surveying department officials in their lands.
When I reflect on war, I think of my uncles and great uncles, and my father and mother (both veterans of World War II) and I know what I want to do.
Robert J. Burrowes Global News Centre
(TASMANIA) As the world continues to engage in various commemorations in relation to World War I, Australia approaches the centenary anniversary of a defining event in the nation’s history: ANZAC Day. On 25 April 1915, and for many days after, Australia suffered savage losses at Gallipoli in Turkey.
Americans hoard too much stuff. Everywhere I go in small or large towns I see storage facilities being built. Americans have “stuff” and we need more storage space. We spend most of our lives wanting stuff and then we have to worry about keeping or maintaining what we have accumulated.
Dr. Glenn Mollette Global News Centre
(NEWBURGH, Indiana) My wife and I cleaned out a bedroom closet recently. I looked through my clothes and saw too much I had not worn in the last year. I bagged it and carried it off to the local charity pickup truck. I realize they will sell it but they will sell it for cheap and somebody else will hopefully use it. I suspect together we hauled off seven or eight bags of clothes. I really don’t buy that much but I had a lot of clothes that I had accumulated and I thought just maybe someday I might put some of them to use. Some stuff was just old and outdated and as I hate to confess, some of it wouldn’t fit anymore.
See the panels at the National Press Club conference on the Israel lobby in Washington, DC
Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh Global News Centre
(BETHLEHEM) I am back in Palestine and already busy with visiting delegations and other activities. Thank you to our hosts in Europe for hospitality. We will soon follow-up on collaborations between Bethlehem University (our museum) and European institutions.
Invitations: 1) Lecture at the Palestine Museum of Natural History, Mar Andrea Campus of Bethlehem University Thursday April 23rd, 4 PM. Karl Sabbagh: Why the World Needs a Museum of the History of Palestine. 2) If interested in a hike in Al-Makhrour area of Beit Jala to Battir with the Rotary club members on Friday April 24th, 9 AM – 3 PM, do let us know (lunch choices available after but need reservations).
In recent years BDS has grown in worldwide influence. Any action aimed at Israel’s occupation of Palestine alarms AIPAC. When AIPAC is alarmed, Liberal and Conservative Zionist senators of both political parties, receive their marching orders.
Dr. James Wall Global News Centre
(CHICAGO) Two news items surfaced Tuesday, April 21, that offer contrasting world views of Israel’s Occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.
Item number one is from the daily news report issued by the International Middle East Media Center (IMEMC).
Item number two is an alert from End the Occupation informing readers that Maryland Democratic Senator Ben Cardin has introduced an anti-BDS amendment to a pending bill in the Senate Finance Committee.
There are periods in the history of humanity when some great new ideas are introduced, beneficial for all. Such ideas mark the beginning of a new era with far-reaching effects, creating new conditions for cooperation. The Roerich Pact for the protection of the cultural heritage of humanity signed by 21 States in a Pan-American Union ceremony is such a sign of a new era which transcends all obstacles, prejudices and intolerances.
Article by René Wadlow for Global News Centre
(WASHINGTON DC) 15 April is the anniversary of the signing of the Roerich Peace Pact at the White House in Washington D.C. in 1935. Henry A. Wallace, then the US Secretary of Agriculture and later Vice-President signed for the USA saying “At no time has such an ideal been more needed. It is high time for the idealists who make the reality of tomorrow, to rally around such a symbol of international cultural unity. It is time that we appeal to that appreciation of beauty, science, education which runs across all national boundaries to strengthen all that we hold dear in our particular governments and customs. Its acceptance signifies the approach of a time when those who truly love their own nation will appreciate in addition the unique contribution of other nations and also do reverence to that common spiritual enterprise which draws together in one fellowship all artists, scientists, educators and truly religious of whatever faith.”
A 7-member commission appointed by the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) to investigate the wide scale fraud reported within the last five years, said it has commenced the investigations on Monday. The investigations will target various ministries and departments coming under the purview of the NPC, local government and the public service in the province, according to Deputy Speaker M. Antony Jeganathan, who is the chair of the Commission. There have been widespread allegations of fraud involving the previous SL military governor to the North, who was spearheading the structural genocide through the provincial administration. Some of these fraudulent activities have also involved TNA members including a prominent member in the NPC, the critics in the civil sector in Jaffna said urging the Chief Minister to ensure impartial investigations.
Global News Centre
(TamilNet) The investigations should review the so-called development projects that have been carried out involving large sums of funds. The North East Local Services Improvement Project (NELSIP) alone involves more than 86 million US dollars.
Apart from this large-scale deployment of funds, there have been various complaints of EPDP run administration of the Municipal Council and other public institutions in the Northern Province.
According to the Aladino study, in Spain, 19.1% of children aged between six and nine years are obese and 26.1% are overweight.
Clemente Ferrer Global News Centre
(MADRID) Today’s children will live fewer years and with worse quality of life than their grandparents, because of the problems caused by obesity and passivity, as warned the president of the organizing committee of the Congress of the Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition in Spain.In the last ten years, childhood obesity has doubled reaching 13.9%in this country. Moreover, 30% of obese children will remain so well into adulthood.
GLOBAL NEWS CENTRE
Published By Agron “Ace” Belica
Jamaica just planted its first-ever legal marijuana plant.