Current Affairs

News without the ‘spin’

MH17: Hillary Clinton says Russian-backed rebels likely shot down plane

Former U.S. Secretary of State says “Putin has gone too far” and “there should be outrage in European capitols”

Smoke rises over Gaza as Israel announces ground offensive

Israel using ‘poisonous gas’ in Gaza incursions

Reports of Israel using “poisonous gas” as long-awaited Gaza ground offensive gets underway and IDF suffers first fatality

Smoke rises above the crash site of what is thought to be the Malasia Airlines Boeing 777. Click to enlarge

Malaysian Passenger Plane Goes Down Near Ukrainian-Russian Border

Shot down by missile while flying over conflict zone

Israeli civilian becomes first to die in conflict after being struck by mortar just hours after ceasefire plans backed by Tony Blair crumble

Hamas reportedly doesn’t trust Tony Blair and who can blame them?

Israel bombards Gaza after Hamas rejects proposals and resumes rocket attacks

Israel agreed to Egypt-brokered truce but resumes bombing after Palestinian group says its demands were not met

UK child abuse inquiry head resigns after media pressure

The appointment of Butler-Ross to head the inquiry calls into question the prime minister’s motives. Does he want to expose past crimes? Or does he want to bury them?

Is Israel Trying to Bomb Gaza Back to the Dark Ages?

Israeli Interior Minister: “The Goal of the Operation Is to Send Gaza Back to the Middle Ages”, “Destroying All the Infrastructure Including Roads and Water”

‘Israel drops cancer-inducing bombs on Gazans’

In additions to using Depleted Uranium and White Phosphorus in its onslaught, Israel is also using Dense Inert Metal Explosives which has strong biological effects on those who are hit by the micro-shrapnel

Israeli residents, mostly from the southern Israeli city of Sderot, sit on a hill overlooking the Gaza Strip, on July 12, 2014, to watch the fighting between the Israelis and Palestinians militants. Click to enlarge

Israel-Gaza conflict: ‘Sderot cinema’ image shows Israelis with popcorn and chairs ‘cheering as missiles strike Palestinian targets’

Israelis gather on hillsides overlooking Gaza to cheer as destruction rains down below

Israel says it’s downed drone along southern coast

Israeli military spokesman says the drone was launched from Gaza Monday, before it was shot down by a Patriot air-defence missile

Relatives mourn over the body of Noor Alnajedy, 10,  who was killed during an Israeli air strike on  Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Friday July 11, 2014. Israel launched the Gaza offensive after three Israeli settler teens were kidnapped and murdered, although some commentators claim it was a 'false flag' to justify the latest Israeli offensive. Click to enlarge  (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)

Israel vows no let-up, Hamas defiant as Gaza toll reaches 135

Ignoring international calls for a cease-fire, Israel presses on with its offensive, mobilising 33,000 reservists ahead of a possible ground incursion

Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system. Click to enlarge

Israel’s Iron Dome again proves vulnerable

Although Israel has yet to acknowledge the fact and as Palestinian casualties mount, the U.S. funded Iron Dome anti-missile system proves vulnerable

Israel presses on with Gaza offensive, Palestinians fire rockets

Nearly one hundred Palestinians reported dead, most of them civilians, as Israel prepares for possible ground offensive

Israeli air strike on Gaza City. Click to enlarge

Israeli offensive in Gaza continues with at least 14 killed

8 Palestinians from the same family killed — including 3 woman and 5 children. Israeli spokesman later acknowledged that their deaths were an “error”

U.S.S. Vella Gulf. Click to enlarge

NATO Sets Record by Sending Nine Ships into Black Sea

American, French, Italian, Greek, Turkish and British warships have all gathered for exercises in the Black Sea

Organ Harvesting Goes Unreported in the Ukraine

The Ukraine conflict has provided lucrative opportunities for organ harvesting. However, the BBC’s failure to report on it suggests either journalistic oversight and even complicity in the ghoulish enterprise.

Mass immigration to parts of Britain HAS driven down wages of the poor and put pressure on services, official report finds

The report state: ‘The impacts of migrants on average wages.. tended to be positive at the top of the wage distribution and negative at the bottom.’ In other words immigration has helped the rich get richer and the poor get poorer

Israeli bombardment of Gaza. Click to enlarge

25 killed as Israel prepares for ground assault

Israel intensifies air and naval bombardment in preparation for possible ground assault

Israeli armour gathers near the Gaza Strip in preparation. Click to enlarge

Israeli army calls up reservists for Gaza invasion

According to Israeli dissident Roy Tov, the IDF had been training for a new assault on Gaza since November. Now Israel has called up some 40,000 reservist for what maybe an actual invasion

Taking part in the naval drills, Russian Bora-class hoverborne guided missile corvette Samum. Click to enlarge

Russian Black Sea Fleet warships hit complex target at naval drills

Russian navy conducts advanced combat drills in the Black Sea as NATO ships assemble in the region for their own naval manoeuvres