Passenger plane remains missing, officials are doing what they can to comfort and aid families.
(SEPANG) - More than 24 hours after the lost of contact with Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, the search and rescue teams are still unable to detect the whereabouts of the missing aircraft.
The airline is doing its utmost to provide support to the affected family members, this includes immediate financial aid. The airline has deployed a team of 94 caregivers consisting of well-trained staff and also Tzu Chi Foundation members to provide emotional support to the families.
Read William Coleman's story of the extreme racial injustice he experienced as a prison guard in Oregon and help by donating to his legal defense. A victory in his Civil Rights case benefits all Oregonians.
If AIPAC wanted to show true friendship for Israel, it would have stopped cheering long ago and started whispering.
(LONDON) - A recent public opinion poll asked Americans which of two options they would favour if a two-state solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict was no longer on the table. (It is in the rhetoric of leaders and diplomats but not in reality). The two options were:
“The continuation of Israel’s Jewish majority (presumably this assumes permanent Israeli occupation of the West Bank and continuing ethnic cleansing of it by stealth) even if it means that Palestinians will not have citizenship and full rights.”
Russian Television allows national dissent on the air, American TV doesn't... what gives?
(SALEM) - It takes all of 90 seconds watching Russia Television (RT) to know that this Russian government funded news agency is pro-Putin. There is no question, no revelation to be had, yet their former anchor, Liz Wahl, made a spectacle out of herself this week by resigning on the air, stating that this news outlet "whitewashes" the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Liz Wahl is wrong, not about the station's leanings toward Putin; that is a no brainer, but for taking advantage of her position and putting on a show that must have made the US mainstream news outlets salivate.
Israel’s clandestine battle with weapons smugglers
(LONDON) - An ‘explainer’ from the BBC is followed by Richard Silverstein’s interpretation. A Reuters report gives the basic facts as known at the time.
The announcement by Israel that it has seized a major shipment of weaponry heading to the Gaza Strip from Iran throws a spotlight on alleged ongoing attempts to arm militants there, and Israel’s aim to thwart them.
As PFLI fighters and officials put it, "Syria will not kneel to the Zionist-Arab project to destroy the unity and independence of the Syrian Arab Republic.”
(NORTH OF LATAKIA, Syria) - Every school kid here in Syria learns at an early age about the various colonial land grabs that have lopped off key parts of their ancient country, and they receive instruction about their national duty to recover this sacred territory.
The concept applies equally to still-occupied Palestine, or at least it did before the 2011 uprising got started, albeit since then a degree of resentment has arisen over participation by some Palestinians with rebel groups seeking to topple the Syrian government.
Malaysia Airlines Vice President of Operations Fuad Sharuji told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the company has “no idea” where Malaysia 370 may be.
(SALEM) - Malaysia Airlines announced over Facebook that Subang air traffic control ‘lost contact’ with flight MH370 at 2:40am local time on March 8 (GMT +8 hours), about two hours after takeoff from the Malaysian capital.
The Boeing 777-200ER was operating Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Beijing (PEK), and was due to land a Beijing at 6:30am local time the same day. The aircraft was carrying 227 passengers and twelve crew members, for a total of 239 people onboard.
Using genocide to eradicate terrorism will turn out to be nothing less than a fiasco for the violent Buddhist government of Sri Lanka.
(SALEM) - Sri Lanka is one of the most dangerous countries on the fact of the earth.
Ethnic minorities on this island nation are slaughtered en masse, political targets of the government are "white vanned" - (abducted by government forces who terrorize the population with white vans which drive fear in the population), and even tourists are raped and murdered in this place that tends to place a nationalist, twisted form of violent Buddhism in front of any other human rights.
Any donation would be greatly appreciated by the family.
(FRISCO CITY, AL) - I am writing in honor of a friend of mine's grand kids. They both suffer from Spinal Muscular Atrophy. They are having their 2nd Annual Walk-n-Roll for SMA in honor of Alexus & Zane Saturday, April 26th, 2014. I am writing to see if any of you would like to donate to the SMA foundation in their honor. The SMA has been very helpful to Becky and Edward Dick, the parents of Alexus and Zane.
The family is also preparing cook books with southern recipes for sale in April. The cook books will be $20. If you would like to order one, let me know and I will let Becky know.
How did we become victims of the greatest marketing ploy ever created by the pharmaceutical industry, physicians working for these pharmaceutical companies, the financially rewarded pain foundations set up by pharma and last, but not least, the FDA?
(MYRTLE BEACH, SC) - The U.S. and Canada are waging a war against death, addiction and abuse to the over prescribing of prescription drugs as well as the lack of facilities to treat those victims who become horrifically addicted to these painkillers.
We are now facing yet another killer opioid hitting the pharmacy shelves this month called Zohydro ER or as it is popularly known "heroin in a capsule."
Previous Resolution Called Circumcision a Violation of Physical Integrity
(BOSTON) - The growing European debate about circumcision led to the first international interdisciplinary dialogue on the subject recently at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France (video). This major meeting discussed an October non-binding resolution overwhelmingly passed by the Council of Europe, an organization of 47 member States.
The resolution called circumcision, among other procedures, a violation of the physical integrity of children according to established human rights standards.
Center-staging the calamities of collaboration, Elliott Colla’s noir thriller exposes the moral and strategic failures of military occupation.
(JERUSALEM) - Without networks of collaborators conscripted from among the ranks of the insurgency, sustained military occupations are unthinkable. Yet, no one likes to talk about collaborators—it is an unpleasant subject because collaborators are about as loved by their handlers as they are by the communities they betray.
To be sure, collaborators under military occupation consider themselves as a beneficial screen, ameliorating the worst that might happen, and at times they even embrace the new order and think of themselves as brave emissaries of the future.
Abuses are compounded: poor girls and women are trafficked and subject to forced marriage, forced conversion, rape, forced prostitution or exploitative work situations such as bonded labor.
(LAHORE) - Mrs. Imran is a Women Human Rights Defender and Co-ordinator of LEAD (Legal Evangelical Association Development), focusing on "The Project of Women Empowerment" in Pakistan. She is very energetic and active in the field of women rights, she had to face many hardships during her campaign for women rights.
"We have many challenges about the violation of women rights in our country and our day to day challenges as being a minority in Pakistan", said Mrs. Imran. International women’s Day 2014 is being celebrated globally including Pakistan today on 7th March 2014 with the theme and object “Equality for women is progress for all”.
Christians of the Okara district dared to construct a new Church building along with a Christian school.
(ISLAMABAD) - Religious freedom is guaranteed under Pakistan’s constitution, but discriminatory legislation punishes those who choose to actively follow the Christian faith and places restriction on the Church.
Restrictions on spreading the gospel publicly are reportedly banned and the same holds true with construction of new Churches, and honestly speaking I am being beaten up by the radical Muslims in Mansrah district for selling religious books when I voluntarily worked with Operation Mobilization - OM team in Pakistan.
"Reactor Reax" is featured on www.NuclearBailout.org, a Web site maintained by Physicians for Social Responsibility.
(WASHINGTON DC) - Today in Reactor Reax, Crain's Chicago Business reports, "If Exelon's nuclear plants are losing money, the company has only itself to blame. Exelon chose a business strategy that worked well for a while but turned south as market conditions changed..."
Three years after, Quake or tsunami? Panels at odds over cause of Fukushima nuclear disaster. Obama budget puts SC's MOX fuel project on ice, these stories and more...
See you on Thursday...for our Country and our Veterans
(MEDFORD) - Suffice it to say, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is worried. News stories of persistent backlogs, destruction of records, and preventable deaths are flooding the airwaves -- and VA is in full-panic mode. Yet nothing has changed. Nobody has been fired. There is still no accountability inside VA's calcified bureaucracy.
But with your help, we can change this. The subject of this email is "Will you write a letter for our veterans?" because next week -- on Thursday, March 13 -- legions of CVA staff and volunteers across the country will come together to write hand-written letters to their Senators and Congressmen. It's our second "National Day of Action" and and we need your help.
Small sheets of paper distributed in the store stated: “How is it legal? So is this a real business? Are you saying Starbucks is dumb?”
(LOS ANGELES) - On the weekend of Feb. 8 through 9, a coffee shop set up in the Los Angeles area had people speculating about whether Starbucks was starting a new trend. Though short and sweet, “Dumb Starbucks” was started up as a comedy act for comedian Nathan Fielder, who stars in a television series, Nathan for You.
As the popularity grew for this new coffee shop, people wanted to satisfy their curiosity.
Although both suspects are 17-years old, the crimes they have been arrested for are Ballot Measure 11 offenses.
(KEIZER) - On Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:28 p.m., members of the Keizer Police Department responded to 4826 Ventura Loop North after receiving information an alarm had been activated at the residence. While enroute to the location, officers learned there was a male subject inside the residence who reported he had been shot.
Medical personnel from the Keizer Fire District were dispatched to the location while the initial responding officers attempted to make contact with the gunshot victim and render the scene secure.
Anna O'Leary, Salem-News.com Political Commentator
International Women’s Day (March 8th) sees women in the desert kingdom of Saudi Arabia with little to celebrate.
(DUBLIN) - A strong system of customs and laws in Saudi Arabia keep women heavily reliant on men for their basic day-to-day survival. A song satirizing Saudi Arabia’s driving ban for women, ‘No Woman, No Drive’, has the desert kingdom rocking. Dozens of Saudi women’s rights activists have been in trouble for defying the driving ban by staging "protest drives".
In the past, women have had a grim acceptance of their lot, but old ways are quietly being questioned for nowhere in the Koran does it say women cannot drive or lead a normal life.
Netanyahu arrived with an empty bag – meaning a bag full of empty slogans.
(London Redress News & Analysis) - Binyamin Netanyahu is very good at making speeches, especially to Jews, neocons and such, who jump up and applaud wildly at everything he says, including that tomorrow the sun will rise in the west. The question is: is he good at anything else?
His father, an ultra-ultra-rightist, once said about him that he is quite unfit to be prime minister, but that he could be a good foreign minister. What he meant was that Binyamin does not have the depth of understanding needed to guide the nation, but that he is good at selling any policy decided upon by a real leader…
In the short time that GallantFew's Raider Project has started they have already expanded their global network to over 100,000 people in addition to the already established GallantFew network.
(DALLAS) - GallantFew has been extremely successful in the US Army Ranger veteran community attacking unemployment, suicide, and PTSD. Building on this experience they have created The Raider Project to support Marine Special Operations Command (MARSOC) and the United States Marine Corps.
With Veteran suicide averaging 22 Veterans a day GallantFew and GallantFew's Raider Project take a different approach to this problem.
Here's a liberal progressive war advocate employed by a center funded by a war profiteer pushing for "coercive measures" and "threats of force" without ever discussing the actual killing he wants done. I debate him below on The Real News.com.
(WASHINGTON DC) - I've never debated anyone who wants limited child abuse or small-scale slavery or carefully circumscribed rape. It's always war.
It's always the worst crime, the crime least susceptible to control once begun, and the crime that includes all the others, the crime defined at Nuremberg as the greatest of them all because it includes all the others. And it's always in blatant violation of the law.
Truth, must be said, Martin’s TV appearance yesterday may suggest that Russia is now more tolerant and pluralist than the West.
(LONDON) - RT’s presenter Abby Martin has bought herself a reputation as a 911 sceptic and a vocal opponent of Israeli‘s policies . Yesterday she denounced Russian action in Crimea while she was live on air.
She said she 'would not sit here and apologise or defend (Russian) military aggression,' before saying her 'heart went out' to the Ukrainian people whom she described as 'the real losers here.' Ms Martin hosts on the American version of the channel and made her statement at the end of her show