Posts Tagged ‘bells’

Alarm bells ring as GOP pushes ‘death panel’ agenda for Social Security amid election year

House Republicans have ignited a firestorm of controversy with their recent advancement of a resolution that threatens to dismantle critical components of Social Security and Medicare. As the U.S. House Budget Committee, led by the GOP, pushed forward a sweeping resolution in support of a fiscal commission aimed at gutting these pivotal programs, Congressional Democrats […]

Alarm Bells For The US Food Supply

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog, How much more are you spending on food each month compared to two or three years ago?  In recent years, our leaders have been flooding the system with money at the same time that global supplies of food have been getting tighter and tighter.  On […]

Alarm bells ring as lawmakers prep for possible shutdown

Alarm bells are ringing in Washington as some lawmakers begin to make preparations for a government in shutdown. House Republicans left town Thursday without a deal for a short-term funding patch, also known as a continuing resolution (CR), scrapping expected weekend votes. Congress has little over a week until the looming deadline to prevent a… […]

HRW raises ‘alarm bells’ over Egyptian regime’s retaliation against activists 

Egyptian authorities have detained hundreds of people in a nationwide crackdown following calls for anti-government protests, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday. Those arrested include journalists, a prominent lawyer, and a member of an opposing political party. The rights group has expressed fears over retaliatory actions by the Egyptian authorities once the COP27 climate […]

Iran sounds alarm bells about USVs 

TEHRAN – In what appeared to be a prelude to future tensions on the high seas, Iran’s armed forces have encountered a new type of U.S. vessels which added another layer to the already deepening maritime tensions in the West Asia region. In late August, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy detained and towed […]

Upstate New York Elementary School Cancels ‘Jingle Bells’ Claiming It Has Racist Origins

An upstate New York school district has pulled the classic winter tune “Jingle Bells” from the music curriculum at an elementary school over concerns that it may have first been performed in Boston at a minstrel show in which white performers donned blackface. On December 23, the Rochester Beacon first reported that the Brighton Central School […]

Vigil in Soweto, bells toll at Cape Town cathedral

Bells rang out once again around the South African city of Cape Town on Wednesday as part of a continuing week of tributes to the late Archbishop Desmond Tutu. A service was also held close to Tutu’s former home in Soweto, where officials including the mayor of Johannesburg paid tribute to the Nobel Peace Prize-winning […]

Iraqi Christmas Bells Ring Again in Liberated Mosul, Iraq

Nineveh PMUs protect Christians attending church on Christmas Eve in Mosul, Iraq. For many years now, Christians in Iraq have been living in constant fear of bomb attacks, murder and abduction – at the hands of both ISIS and al Qaeda, exacting brutal attacks on Christians, Yazidis, Shias and other religious minorities in Iraq. ISIS […]

At The State Capitol, Bells Toll For Peace

Above Photo: The Swords to Plowshares Memorial Belltower. Courtesy of Roger Ehrlich Google is blocking our site. Please use the social media sharing buttons (upper left) to share this on your social media and help us break through. Ninety-nine years ago, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, bells tolled around the […]

‘Alarm Bells Ringing’: Global CO2 Levels Highest In 3 Million Years

Ahead of the COP23 climate negotiations in Bonn, Germany next week, an annual bulletin released on Monday revealed that last year, the average global concentration of carbon dioxide surged at a record-breaking pace to the highest level in approximately 3 million years, renewing scientists’ concerns that more action is needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “This should […]

NATO’s Militarization of Scandinavia: Time to Ring the Alarm Bells

NATO’s Militarization of Scandinavia: Time to Ring the Alarm Bells Much has been said about NATO reinforcements in the Baltic States and Poland perceived in Moscow as provocative actions undermining security in Europe, while very little has been said about gradual but steady militarization of Scandinavia. The theme does not hit headlines and it is not […]

US-Backed Regime Change in Thailand: When Warning Bells Should Go Off

ICC prosecutor ordered to investigate Israeli attack on Mavi Marmara

Charlotte Silver Rights and Accountability 8 November 2015 Palestinians in the Gaza City port commemorate the Turkish activists killed by Israeli aboard the Mavi Marmara, May 2015. Ashraf Amra APA images On Friday the appeals chamber of the International Criminal Court ruled that the office of the prosecutor must review its decision to close a […]

Bells toll for one last ‘Jull-orama’

Bruce Scott , Craig Emerson , Simon Birmingham and Julie Bishop at the state funeral for David Jull in Brisbane yesterday. Picture: Lyndon Mechielsen Source: The Australian HAD Christopher Pyne listened to his old friend David Jull, his path in politics might have been that much smoother. Of course, Jull being Jull — larger-than-life and full of good […]

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