Archive for November, 2020

Hannah Senesh archives, including handwritten poems, come to National Library

It’s been 76 years since Hungary-born poet and paratrooper Hannah Senesh, at the age of 23, was parachuted into occupied Europe by the British in an attempt to save Hungarian Jews from the Nazi death camps. Senesh was captured, tortured and executed in Hungary, but her story and poems have lived on. Her archives, which […]

Police officer placed on leave after hitting bystander on video

Recorded on a livestream video striking a bystander during a separate arrest, a Kentucky police officer has been placed on administration leave pending an investigation into the incident. On Tuesday, Joseph Bennett was exiting a McDonald’s off Blankenbaker Parkway in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, when he noticed several police officers surrounding a vehicle in the parking lot. […]

Visits to Father Christmas go virtual amid COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has been so all-encompassing there are few aspects of life that it has not touched. Now we can add Christmas to that list. Not only has COVID-19 affected how people will celebrate Noel, but it has also hit things like children visiting Father Christmas. London-based Madeleine Oberton-Thickett thinks she has the answer: […]

Strongbow’s Gamble: Richard de Clare and the Norman Invasion of Ireland

In early medieval history – especially English history – landed gentry and aristocracy played a significant role in the political and social development. Following the Norman invasion of England by the powerful William the Bastard , the concept of feudal lords reached the British Isles in earnest. Lords and knights rose to great heights, ascended […]

Sinn Fein politician apologises for tweeting about two IRA attacks which ‘taught British army cost of occupation’

A member of the Irish parliament has apologised for posting a tweet that celebrated two historical attacks by the IRA on the British Army. Brian Stanley, the Sinn Fein representative for Laois/Offaly, posted the message on Saturday and has subsequently deleted it. The chairman of the Dail’s public accounts committee wrote to his 3,700 followers: […]

Iranian-made solution for cornea preservation unveiled

TEHRAN- An Iranian-made solution for preserving corneal tissues was unveiled on Sunday at Tehran’s Labbafinejad Hospital. “About 8,000 vials of the solution are needed annually in the country,” said Mohammad-Ali Javadi, head of the Ophthalmology Research Center of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, at the unveiling ceremony of the solution which is supplied with the brand […]

Killing Iran’s nuclear weapons chief was justified. But it wasn’t wise

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White Nationalists Doxxed by the French Alt-Right

A French white nationalist called Rémi Gration was recently sentenced to 4 years in jail for posting a picture of Samuel Paty’s decapitation on the social network Minds. Paty was a far left teacher who was beheaded by a Muslim Chechen in France. Link here for the article. He was judged after his doxxing by […]

Report: Democrats Planned to ‘Ram All This Policy Down Their Throats’ Until Republican House Victories

Democrats planned to “ram all this [left-wing] policy down their throats” until Republicans won unexpected House victories in the November election, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday. The Times quoted Rep. Scott Peters (D-CA): “People were talking in a really cocky way before that Democrats were going to take the trifecta [White House, Senate and House], and […]

Amazon Goes on Lockdown Hiring Spree While Small Businesses Go Bust

Amazon went on a record global hiring spree over the course of 2020 while small businesses went bust, proving that lockdown policies only benefit giant transnational corporations. According to a report in the New York Times, “Amazon added 427,300 employees between January and October, pushing its work force to more than 1.2 million people globally, […]

Gantz ups pressure on Netanyahu as coalition teeters on brink of collapse

Amid growing speculation Israelis will soon find themselves at the ballot box for the fourth time in under two years, Defense Minister Benny Gantz ordered his Blue and White party on Monday to prepare proposals for a number of contentious laws that do not have coalition backing, in a move that could bring down the […]

Iran says weapon used to kill top nuclear scientist was ‘made in Israel’

Ali Shamkhani, a member of Iran’s national security council, said the attack was “carried out using electronic devices”. He was speaking at a funeral service for Fakhrizadeh that took place outdoors at Iran’s defence ministry in Tehran on Monday. “No individual was present at the site” of the killing said Mr Shamkhani, according to Iran‘s […]

28 Shot, 7 Killed, over Weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago

Twenty-eight people were shot, seven fatally, over the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago. Breitbart News reported 16 people were shot, five fatally, Friday into Sunday morning alone in the city. The first of those five fatalities occurred Friday at at 8:30 p.m. and the fifth occurred Sunday just before 4:30 a.m. ABC 7 / […]

TEDPIX gains 38,000 points on Monday

TEHRAN- TEDPIX, the main index of Tehran Stock Exchange (TSE), rose 38,656 points to 1.465 million on Monday. Over 15.35 billion securities worth 181.352 trillion rials (about $4.317 billion) were traded at the TSE on Monday. The first market’s index gained 30,165 points and the second market’s index rose 71,323 points. The index had stood […]

Iran’s 7-month export to Syria stands at $73m

TEHRAN- Iran exported commodities worth $73 million to Syria during the first seven months of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20-October 21), according to an official with Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO). Farzad Piltan, the director-general of TPO’s Office of Arabian and African Countries, put the value of Iran’s imports from Syria at $10 […]

Venezuela Sentences Former Citgo Executives For Corruption

Above photo: The six executives worked for PDVSA’s US subsidiary, Citgo. Reuters. The so-called “Citgo six” had been arrested in 2017 and their lawyers will appeal the ruling. Merida – Six former oil executives were sentenced for corruption on Thursday by a Venezuelan court. They were detained in November 2017 in Caracas on charges of embezzlement, money […]

New Zealand charges 13 parties over While Island volcano deaths

A New Zealand safety watchdog has brought charges against 13 parties with neglecting health and safety obligations after a volcanic eruption killed 22 people last year. The regulatory body was investigating the disaster on 9 December which killed 22 people, many of them tourists and their guides, out of 47 people visiting White Island in […]

Austerity Is Still A Political Choice

Above photo: Getty images. Britain has not ‘maxed out’ its credit card, but it does have a government that wants working people to pay the cost of the pandemic crisis. That’s what the new austerity measures are really about. When Rishi Sunak delivered the spending review earlier this week, the coverage focused predictably on levels […]

US records more than four million Covid cases in a month for first time

The US set a new record for Covid-19 hospitalisations on Sunday, as the country recorded more than four million coronavirus cases in a month for the first time. Data from the Covid-19 Tracking Project showed that 93,219 people were hospitalised for coronavirus in the US on Sunday, breaking the previous record of 91,635 that was […]

Moderna seeks US, EU approval for vaccine as final results show 94% efficacy

Moderna Inc. said it would ask US and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm that the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens. Multiple vaccine candidates must succeed for the world to stamp out […]

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 6-12

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 6-12: Dec. 6: Actor Patrick Bauchau (“The Pretender,” “Carnivale”) is 82. Country singer Helen Cornelius is 79. Actor James Naughton (“Hostages,” “Planet of the Apes”) is 75. Singer Frank Beverly of Maze is 74. Actor JoBeth Williams is 72. Actor Tom Hulce is 67. Actor Kin Shriner is […]

Letter To Rob Davis Governor of HMP Belmarsh

It extremely important WikiLeaks supporters continue writing to Rob Davis, Governor of HMP Belmarsh raising concerns about the welfare of Julian Assange, publisher of WikiLeaks. Here is the letter supporter JE emailed to him on 25/11/20. I will update this post once he gets a reply. Dear Mr. Rob Davis, Mr. Julian Assange. Prisoner #: […]

Angry farmers threaten to besiege Delhi as protests outside Indian capital enter fifth day

India’s farmers have intensified their protests against the controversial farm laws in Delhi, as the fifth day of the agitation was marked by a series of road closures besieging the national capital. On Sunday, the farmers announced that they would begin blocking five entry points to the capital city — Sonipat, Rohtak, Jaipur, Ghazipur, Hapur […]

‘Game Change’ co-author John Heilemann has book on 2020 race

The co-author of the million-selling “Game Change” has a book of his own coming about the 2020 election. Simon & Schuster announced Monday that John Heilemann is working on a “dramatic, first-hand account” of Joe Biden s victorious campaigns over his Democratic Party rivals in the primaries and over President Donald Trump in the general […]

Australia demands China apologise for ‘repugnant, outrageous’ doctored image of soldier murdering child

Australia’s prime minister Scott Morrison has demanded an apology from China over a “falsified image” shared by an official Chinese government Twitter handle showing an Australian soldier holding a knife to the throat of an Afghan child. “It is deeply offensive to every Australian, every Australian who has served in that uniform, every Australian who […]

Assassination Strengthens Iranian Hardliners

Assassination Strengthens Iranian Hardliners Above photo: Car Fahhrizadeh was driving in when he was assassinated on Friday outside Teheran,. Fars News Agency/Wikimedia Commons. Weakens Chances of Renewed Nuclear Deal. An Iranian nuclear scientist’s assassination will bolster the hand of Iranian hardliners who don’t want a renewed nuclear deal with the incoming Biden administration. Israel used […]

Iran opposition suspected alongside Israel in scientist’s killing, says senior Iranian official

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The secret of NSO’s success in Mexico

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Along with row over its next head, Yad Vashem faces cash crunch due to pandemic

Israel’s famed Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and research center is facing dire financial straits because of the double hit of Israel’s ongoing political deadlock and the pandemic, which have frozen government funding and dried up revenues from visitors. The museum says it hopes to finish the 2020 fiscal year with a balanced budget by instituting […]

Joe Biden Taps Head of Soros-Funded Center for American Progress For Top Budgeting Post

Joe Biden intends to name Neera Tanden, head of the left-wing think tank Center for American Progress (CAP), as the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. Tanden leads the pro Clinton, George Soros-backed organization, which also provided staff and policies to the Obama administration. It has been suggested that Biden’s pick […]

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