Ireland To Become Utopia Of Well Run Organisations Once Delaney Leaves FAI

EXPERTS on subjects which afflict Irish life such as ‘nod and a wink culture’ and ‘stonewalling people looking for answers’ have stated that such things will become a thing of the past for Ireland once John Delaney vacates his current role at the FAI, WWN understands. The FAI is the last remaining organisation in the… … Continue reading “Ireland To Become Utopia Of Well Run Organisations Once Delaney Leaves FAI”

More Egyptian “Shootouts” or More Extrajudicial Killings?

by Joe Stork Egypt’s Interior Ministry on April 11 posted  on its official Facebook page a familiar statement: security forces “exchanged fire” with a “terrorist cell” in the north Sinai city of al-Arish, killing 11. The reported incident occurred a day or so after a 15-year-old suicide bomber killed four police officers and three civilians, … Continue reading “More Egyptian “Shootouts” or More Extrajudicial Killings?”

“Stunning and Revealing” – DCCC Demands Loyalty Oath From Political Consultants

As Jeff Cohen points out, political fear of progressives and corporate power have pushed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) towards strategies for stopping primary challenges The post “Stunning and Revealing” – DCCC Demands Loyalty Oath From Political Consultants appeared first on The Real News Network.

California Dreamin’ of Climate Action by Newsom, But Will He Deliver?

California Dreamin’ of Climate Action by Newsom, But Will He Deliver? By Steve Horn California is often hailed as a pioneer of climate change policy. It is also viewed as being on the front lines of the opposition to the Trump administration on many issues, including climate. Indeed, state officials often use the slogan ‘As … Continue reading “California Dreamin’ of Climate Action by Newsom, But Will He Deliver?”

DPRK Leader Kim Could Visit Russia Next Week – Reports

According to the Yonhap news agency, citing sources familiar with the matter, a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could take place in the Russia’s Far East on 24 April. However, the South Korean media outlet did not offer details of the precise time and venue. Russian presidential aide Yury Ushakov, speaking about a meeting between the … Continue reading “DPRK Leader Kim Could Visit Russia Next Week – Reports”

Secret Report Reveals Saudi Incompetence and Widespread Use of U.S. Weapons in Yemen

Since the brutal murder of Saudi dissident and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi last October, Congress has increasingly pressured the Trump administration to stop backing the Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen and halt U.S. arms sales to Riyadh. In response, President Donald Trump has repeatedly said that if the U.S. does not sell weapons … Continue reading “Secret Report Reveals Saudi Incompetence and Widespread Use of U.S. Weapons in Yemen”

Badminton world No. 1 Tai wins Singapore Open women’s singles

Badminton World No. 1 Tai Tzu-ying of Taiwan retained her women’s singles title at the Singapore Open April 14, overcoming Nozomi Okuhara of Japan to claim the lion’s share of the total US$355,000 in prize money.   Tai took 41 minutes to defeat Okuhara 21-19, 21-15 to repeat her 2017 success at the Badminton World … Continue reading “Badminton world No. 1 Tai wins Singapore Open women’s singles”

Taiwan-US satellite group set for June launch from Florida

Formosat-7, a group of six satellites jointly developed by Taiwan and the U.S., is scheduled to launch June 22 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.   An initiative between the National Space Organization and U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the constellation is designed primarily to gather weather and ionospheric observation data on low- … Continue reading “Taiwan-US satellite group set for June launch from Florida”

MOFA thanks like-minded partners for backing Taiwan’s WHO bid

The staunch support shown by like-minded partners such as Canada, the U.K. and U.S. for Taiwan’s participation in the activities and meetings of the World Health Organization is sincerely appreciated by the government and people, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs April 13.   Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said April 9 during a … Continue reading “MOFA thanks like-minded partners for backing Taiwan’s WHO bid”

The Fake Charge Against Julian Assange Proves That the US Government Has No Integrity, by Paul Craig Roberts

Let’s be sure that we understand that Assange is not charged with anything related to Russia or Russiagate or even with breaking a law. Assange is charged with being in a conspiracy with Manning “to commit computer intrusion.” The charge is not that Assange succeeded in hacking a government computer and obtaining classified information. It…

Uncle Tom’s Empire, by C.J. Hopkins

I don’t normally do this kind of thing, but, given the arrest of Julian Assange last week, and the awkward and cowardly responses thereto, I felt it necessary to abandon my customary literary standards and spew out a spineless, hypocritical “hot take” professing my concern about the dangerous precedent the U.S. government may be setting…

Brexit Is Putting Birmingham’s Recent Renaissance at Serious Risk, by Patrick Cockburn

Birmingham, once the manufacturing heart of Britain when it was the workshop of the world, rejuvenated itself after the implosion of its industrial base in the 1980s. That collapse, unimpeded by Margaret Thatcher and the Conservative government, was devastating even by the standards of the time because of Birmingham’s over-dependence on the automobile industry. “This…

How Democrats Did, and Did Not, Defend Ilhan Omar

Democratic presidential candidates, led by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, spoke out forcefully in defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar this weekend, after the president of the United States risked inciting violence against the Muslim congressperson by endorsing the false claim that she downplayed the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Ilhan Omar is a leader with strength … Continue reading “How Democrats Did, and Did Not, Defend Ilhan Omar”

How a Former Death Row Prisoner and a Murder Victim’s Daughter Joined Together To Fight the Death Penalty

If you ask Cynthia Vaughn and Sabrina Butler Smith how they met, there’s a good chance they’ll erupt in laughter. It’s not your typical funny story — not as awkward first encounters go. But it’s pretty epic. “Tell it, Cynthia,” Sabrina says. “Take it away!” “It was at this big church,” Cynthia begins. Somewhere in … Continue reading “How a Former Death Row Prisoner and a Murder Victim’s Daughter Joined Together To Fight the Death Penalty”

Julian Assange Languishes in Prison as His Journalistic Collaborators Brandish Their Prizes

While Julian Assange languishes in south London’s maximum-security Belmarsh Prison, a British court is weighing his fate. The 48-year-old Australian founder of WikiLeaks is serving time for the minor crime of jumping bail by taking asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden. His fear at the time was that the Swedes, … Continue reading “Julian Assange Languishes in Prison as His Journalistic Collaborators Brandish Their Prizes”

The IAEA Doesn’t Have Inspection Superpowers in Iran

by Mark Fitzpatrick Calling for “superagency” – an international team of sleuths who can swoop on any suspect country at a moment’s notice when provided with hints of nuclear wrongdoing. Forget about rules, credibility or due process. Superagency has to be vigilante-like, to swiftly catch bad guys red-handed. There is no such team of superheroes, … Continue reading “The IAEA Doesn’t Have Inspection Superpowers in Iran”

Assange Indictment: A Threat to the Foundation of US Democracy?

A panel discussion between FAIR’s Jeff Cohen and Jacqueline Luqman, with host Marc Steiner examines whether this is the beginning of an attempt to stop investigative journalists from working with whistleblowers and exposing corruption The post Assange Indictment: A Threat to the Foundation of US Democracy? appeared first on The Real News Network.

ISIS Members Shave Beards After Seeing How Stupid Assange Looks

In a dramatic reversal, the Islamic State has banned long, unkempt beards after ISIS leaders saw just how stupid an unshaven Julian Assange looked during his arrest. Fighters will now be required to be clean-shaven or at most keep short, neatly-trimmed facial hair. Officially, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi cited a recently-discovered hadith, or saying … Continue reading “ISIS Members Shave Beards After Seeing How Stupid Assange Looks”