Current Affairs

News without the ‘spin’

Monica O'Connor and husband Eddie O'Neill. Click to enlarge

Mum of six released from jail after imprisonment over home schooling dispute

As the correspondent who sent this noted, this smacks of the workings of a fascist state

Cameron and Obama will ‘not to be cowed’ by IS

In a joint statement British Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Obama announce that “Countries like Britain and America will not be cowed by barbaric killers.”

Missing Libyan jetliners raise fears of terror attacks on 9/11

Putting the pieces in place for a repeat performance? Or is this just a calculated and implied threat?

George Galloway after the attack in west London. Click to enlarge

Jewish Terror in Our Midst

Turns out the man who attacked George Galloway recently was not a ‘Catholic’ as the Jewish media initially reported

Kiev warns of ‘great war’ with Russia as its forces retreat

NATO claims that 1,000 Russian troops are in Ukranian territory while a further 20,000 have massed on the border

NATO Europe commander General Phillip Breedlove. Click to enlarge

Nato to create high-readiness force to counter Russian threat

Nato plans to create a combat force that would be on standby to react almost immediately to a crisis

Ukrainians pull back from airport; Poroshenko slams Russia

Ukrainian forces pulld back from key regional airport in the face of pro-Russian rebels advance. Poroshenko blames the retreat on direct Russian involvement in the conflict

Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

After the overthrow of Gaddafi and its ‘liberation’ by the West the oil rich North African state remains in chaos, ruled by conflicting armed militias

Convoy of nearly 300 Russian trucks en route to the Ukraine carrying humanitarian aid. Click to enlarge

NATO no match for Russia military on Russian territory: Analyst

Paul Craig Roberts talks to Iran’s Press TV about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine

Press Conference Given by the Armed Forces of the Donetsk National Republic

This is nearly a week old but it gives added perspective to the upsurge of fighting in eastern Ukraine. It also provides insight into what the Western media describes as Russian backing for the militia fighting against Kiev. (With English subtitles)

Satellite photo of Russian self-propelled artillary units in the Krasnodon region, eastern Ukraine, on August 21, 2014. Click to enlarge

Ukraine crisis: Barroso warns Putin not to push EU to ‘point of no return’

Warnings that situation nears ‘point of no return’ as EU leaders convene to consider tougher measures and claims that Russia has shot down a Ukrainian Su-25

NATO Europe commander General Phillip Breedlove. Click to enlarge

NATO to Create New Rapid-Reaction Force

The Times of Londen broke this story, they expect you to pay. We don’t

Protesters in Kiev demand surrounded Ukrainian troops be saved. Click to enlarge

Corridor: Putin calls on Ukraine militia to let out surrounded Kiev troops

More on the Ukraine crisis that the Western media is not reporting on

A freight car loaded with self-propelled artillary at a railway station in Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, southern Russia, near the border with Ukraine. Click to enlarge

Crisis deepens as Ukraine says Russian troops back rebel advance

NATO spokesman says up to 1,000 Russians are thought to be fighting in eastern Ukraine, backed by Russian tanks and advanced anti-aircraft systems

US confirms secret United Arab Emirates airstrikes in Libya

Risking accusations of hypocrisy, EU and US condemn “interference” after UAE launch air strikes on Libyan militia. Hypocritical because it was Western interference in overthrowing Ghadaffi that opened the way for the rise of the militias

Israel, ISIL have a lot in common

Rather than being in opposition they are simply two sides of the same coin. Kevin Barrett explains

Armed pro Russian seperatists march Ukrainian POWs through Donetsk, Sunday, Aug 24, 2014. Click to enlarge

Ukraine defiant on national day, rebels parade captives

Military march past marks independence day in Kiev while in eastern Ukraine rebels march 100 POWs through the streets of Donetsk, the capitol of the pro-Russian stronghold

NATO Reports Major Russian Military Build-Up Near Ukraine Border

NATO Secretary General warns of “major” build-up of Russian forces near its border with Ukraine, as White House warns “military vehicles painted to look like civilian trucks” have “forced their way into” into the country.

Israeli air strike kills three Hamas commanders in Gaza

Air strikes resume with the breakdown of the latest ceasefire as Israel calls up a further 10,000 reservists

Missouri cop was badly beaten before shooting Michael Brown, says source

We reserve judgement on this but you have to ask why its taken so long for the Ferguson police department to release this account of the shooting?