'US builds secret drone bases in Africa'
United States is to build a series of new secret drone bases in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, in an attempt to target suspected militants in Somalia and Yemen.
'US builds secret drone bases in Africa'
United States is to build a series of new secret drone bases in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, in an attempt to target suspected militants in Somalia and Yemen.
نوروز و فروردین نویسنده و گوینده: نیک پاکپورفرارسیدن فروردین و نوروز این فرادیس فروهر ها یا فره وش های فرهنگ فروزینه و فروزندهٔ آریايی زادگاه و زایشگاهٔ زیبنده زروان و زرتشت، این زایا و زایندهٔ مهر و میترائیسم، بر همه فرزندان فرهنجیده و فرهیخته ایران زمین، فرخنده و فرخجسته باد!امید است که فرارسیدن فروردین امسال، رویش و رهایش یا رستاخیز رُخشان، تاریخی باشد که بتوانند ایرانیان یکبار دیکر با همت همبستگی و همبودگی، همسانی و هم گرائی هوشیارانه و هوشمندانه، به همراه تمرین تلاش و تُخشای تهمتن گونه، بدون تفرقه و تفکیک ملی ـ میهنی، با غرور و غیرت، با غیظ ناشی از هویت و حیثیت ملی، با سلاح و سپر تجّدد و تمدن، تحول و تعقل، تتمه و ته ماندهٔ تفالهٔ تحجر با تاول تعفن، باقی مانده از فرهنگ فژاگن فرودستان تازی تعزیرگر، در حال تلاشی و تباهی را با ترکش و تکانی تاریخی به تکفینی ابدی رهسپار سازنند!گوینده این ویدئو را با آفرین و فریشی پارسایانه و پیام رسانه به پیشگاهٔ همه ماندگان و یادماندگان اصیل، با عاطفه و اخلاق ایرانی ـ آریائی که بیش از سه دهه دهشتناک تاریخی ایست که بخاطر باورمندی به ملیت و منتهای مدنیت ملی به همراه فرمان ستیزی سزنده و سزاوار علیه عبودیت و عفن عملهٔ عمال عمامهٔ عرب تازی، از مشاهده منظره زرین و زرفام سرزمین مزدای بی همتای مهر و میترائی ملک ایران زمین باز نگه داشته شده اند، تقدیم می نمایم.
Islamic Execution of Iranian woman by velayat-e faqih regime
آئینی ابلیسانه و آدمکشانه
نویسنده و گوینده: نیک پاکپور
گفتگوئی آشورنده و آژیرنده، بصیرنده و بسیجنده پیرامون کشتار و گردن زدن بیست و یک کارگر مسیحی ـ مصری به سبک سبعانه و سفاکانهٔ آئین اسلام اصیل تازی در کرانه و کنارهٔ سواحل دریائی لیبی.
اگر بخواهیم با سنبه یا سُوندی سنباننده و سگالنده به سفتن و سوراخ کردن مدخل و مجرای کارنامه کژین و کینه توزانه یا ترازنامهٔ تعفن بار و تبهکارانهٔ تاریخ سراسر توحش و ترور، تحجر و تخلف، تحقیر و توهین، آئین ابلیسانه و آدم خوارانهٔ قوم و قبایل قتالگر و قصاصگر قشری قمه کشان و قطع اندام گران ام القرائی، یعنی بادیه نشینان یا برزخیان بهیمه، بربر و بیابانی شریر و شیطانی، را بر اساس آیات و احادیث، قرائن و قوائد قصابانهٔ قرآنی، باز کنیم.
Sky News speaks exclusively to a former member of Islamic State who claims he witnessed the man known as Jihadi John murder Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.The former translator, "Saleh", said Mohammed Emwazi's murderous influence among the group is feared and respected, and that foreign hostages are routinely subjected to mock executions.SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more great videos: http://www.youtube.com/skynewsFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/skynews and https://twitter.com/skynewsbreakLike us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skynewsFor more great content go to http://news.sky.com and download our apps: iPad https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/Sky-News-for-iPad/id422583124iPhone https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/sky-news/id316391924?mt=8Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bskyb.skynews.android&hl=en_GB
Media wars have entered new territory: Secretary of State John Kerry, members of the EU and the military alliance NATO all have singled out this television station - RT - as some kind of security threat. Since when is holding and broadcasting a different opinion or narrative a threat to global media freedom?CrossTalking with Anthony Salvia, Martin McCauley, and Don DeBar.Listen to CrossTalk+ here: https://soundcloud.com/rttv/sets/crosstalk_plusWatch all CrossTalk shows here:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL75A81D67D2955F81 (2009 - 2011)http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPszygYHA9K12YqkZDcnaHfDd5cptKhs9 (2011 - 2012)http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPszygYHA9K1wI7Kcpxfq6NviCKYKjXAn (2012 - 2013)http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPszygYHA9K1wI7Kcpxfq6NviCKYKjXAn (2013 - 2014)http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPszygYHA9K3a4mGdkQSwXklDHLWrB8uz (2015 - Current)RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaTodayLike us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttvRT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
The Germanwings co-pilot seemed to have crashed the plane deliberately, killing 150 people on board. The co-pilot wouldn’t let the captain inside the cabin, with the “intension to destroy” the jet, the French prosecutor said at a press conference. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/al8dujRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=RussiaTodayLike us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnewsFollow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_comFollow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/rtFollow us on Google+ http://plus.google.com/+RTListen to us on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rttvRT (Russia Today) is a global news network broadcasting from Moscow and Washington studios. RT is the first news channel to break the 1 billion YouTube views benchmark.
Members of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) held a protest in Islamabad on Friday, were they announced their support for Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen. During the protest, Sheikh Abdul Rehman Makki gave an address where he pledged support to Saudi Arabia, stating that "tens of thousands of youth from the Jamaat-ud-Dawa are waiting for the call from their president. If God permitted, they will break the barriers, they will ride over all those countries on the way and they will give their blood to save Saudi Arabia."------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------To use this footage please contact the Ruptly Client Desk: firstname.lastname@example.orgVideo ID: 20150327-023----------------------------------Twitter: http://twitter.com/RuptlyVK: https://vk.com/ruptlytvFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/RuptlyLiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/RuptlyVine: https://vine.co/RuptlyInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/RuptlyGoogle Plus: http://google.com/+RuptlyTVYouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTVDailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptlyVideo on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv
Saudi Arabia has carried out air strikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen.It's heading a coalition of 10 Gulf partners and other allies.The Houthis, backed by Iran, staged a coup in January.Will the offensive force them to negotiate, or fuel a bigger fight?
Saudi Arabia and its allies have hit Houthi rebel positions in Yemen for the second night. This time, they've targeted the Houthi's main stronghold -the province of Saada in Northern Yemen. There've also been air strikes on the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the central city of Taiz and the Southern port city of Aden. Al Jazeera's Osama bin Javaid reports.
SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=13934Bill Clinton, exactly like Bill Cosby, is a multiply-accused rapist with allegations stretching back decades. And exactly like Cosby, Clinton has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit out of court. But unlike Cosby, Clinton continues to enjoy the adoration of the public and the benefits of his personal fortune. Why? Because we haven't made it an issue yet. Let's start: Google "Bill Clinton rape."
Professor Robin Hahnel of E3 Network says Yellen is acting in the public interest and does not want to derail slow and tepid recovery
The Fed Sits on Interest Rates Waiting Greater Recovery
Professor Robin Hahnel of E3 Network says Yellen is acting in the public interest and does not want to derail slow and tepid recovery - March 20, 2015
Robin Hahnel is Professor Emeritus in the Economics Department at American University and a Research Associate at Portland State University. He is author of Green Economics: Confronting the Ecological Crisis (2011) as well as numerous academic journal articles on climate change policy. He is best known as co-creator of the alternative to capitalism known as "participatory economics." His most recent books are Economic Justice and Democracy (2005), Of the People, By the People: The Case for a Participatory Economy (2012), The ABCs of Political Economy (2014), and Alternatives to Capitalism: Proposals for a Democratic Economy (2014) with Erik Olin Wright.
The Fed Sits on Interest Rates Waiting Greater RecoverySHARMINI PERIES, EXEC. PRODUCER, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Sharmini Peries, coming to you from Baltimore.
The Federal Reserve chair, Janet Yellen, on Wednesday once again sent out signals that the Fed is considering raising interest rates, but for the moment she would keep it hovering at the low levels of below 0.5 percent, where it has been for the last six years. Let's have a look at what she had to say.
YELLEN: Well, it's still the case that we consider it unlikely that economic conditions will warrant an increase in the target range at the April meeting. Such an increase could be warranted at any later meeting depending on how the economy evolved. Slacken in the labor market continues to diminish. Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate, the percentage of working-age Americans either working or seeking work, is lower than most estimates of its trend. And wage growth remains sluggish, suggesting that some cyclical weakness persists.
PERIES: Now to decipher all of that Fed talk I'm joined by Robin Hahnel. He is professor emeritus at the American University and research affiliate of Portland State University and codirector of the economics for equity and the environment, the E3 network.
Thank you so much for joining us, Robin.
ROBIN HAHNEL, PROFESSOR EMERITUS, ECONOMICS, AMERICAN UNIVERSITY: Very good to be with you today.
PERIES: So, Robin, tell us what the key strokes were in the announcement in plain English, if you may.
HAHNEL: Yes. Translating from Fed speak, Janet Yellen is doing everything within her power to slow down the pressure that she's under to start raising interest rates here in the United States. We actually have a news network that today sort of asked the question, is Janet Yellen too socialist? And I think that's actually a good way for people to sort of understand what's going on.
As much as any chairperson of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States can be, she is actually trying the best she can to act in the interests of the general public, which is quite unusual. And so she is trying to delay as long as possible raising interest rates in the United States, mostly because she doesn't want to derail the sort of slow and tepid recovery that's going on and she understands that raising interest rates prematurely and too rapidly would have the significant danger that it would slow our recovery. And she's pointing out that there is no sign that there is inflation on the horizon, that the only reason the Fed should have to be raising interest rates really is if there is inflationary pressure and if there is a danger of inflation. And the people trying to convince the Fed to raise interest rates keeps claiming that we need to do this to prevent inflation, but they have no evidence on that side.
PERIES: Robin, you were saying earlier that she's under pressure to raise interest rates. Under pressure from whom? And how does raising interest rates actually address inflation?
HAHNEL: Well, she's under pressure from the Republican Party. They would probably criticize her no matter what she did at this point, since she was appointed by Obama. And she's under pressure from people who are not really interested in having the unemployment rate go down any further and who certainly are not interested in having wage rates go up. And that's what's not happened. There's been improvement in unemployment, but there's still no sign that wage rates are actually improving and benefiting from an improving labor market. So, clearly employers don't want to wages go up and they'd like to see the Fed start to tightening on interest rates.
Now, the way it works is that if the interest rates are higher, then businesses will borrow less and invest less. You will basically take some steam out of business investment and hiring.
HAHNEL: The interest rates that the Fed sets at lower than 0.5 percent, hovering around there, is really the interest rates that it lends to other banks or offers to other banks. This is not the interest rate that's transferred to us when we, as a small business owner, wants to go out and borrow some money.
HAHNEL: That is correct. The Fed controls the interest rate at which they lend the banks. But if that interest rate goes up, then the interest rate the banks will be charging consumer customers and business customers and borrowers will also go up. So it is true that the Fed doesn't set the interest rate that consumers pay, the Fed doesn't set the interest rate, the prime rate that businesses pay when they borrow from banks. Nonetheless, when the Fed is making it cheaper for the banks to borrow, then that makes it cheaper for--then the banks will also be lending at lower interest rates.
Now, what they're talking about is the Fed's going to raise the interest rates that they charge the banks, and then predictably the banks will be raising the interest rates that they charge others.
The other thing that comes to play here that's important is that when interest rates in the United States rise, then that will have an effect that will strengthen the value of the dollar as a currency against other currencies. And that has a big effect on lots of actors in the global economy, and it particularly would have an effect on the ability of U.S. businesses to export products. So when you raise interest rates, you dampen business investment, and that slows down recovery. And when you raise interest rates and that increases the value of the dollar and reduces exports, well, then fewer exports means fewer jobs creating those goods and producing those goods for export. So that's the concern that she has. She doesn't want to dampen exports and dampen investment while the economy in the U.S. is still in a very tepid recovery and in particular wages have yet to really see any benefit.
PERIES: And you agree with that move?
HAHNEL: Yes. I think--yes. The fact that the powers that be are criticizing her as being maybe you're being too much of a socialist as the chair of the Fed is an excellent signal to the rest of us that she's actually doing what we would like her to do that was best for most of us.
PERIES: Apparently the market is now dealing with several other investment bubbles that are going on. Can you tell us more about that? And how does that impact the decisions she made today?
HAHNEL: I mean, the truth of the matter is that what the Federal Reserve Bank the United States does, I mean, has tremendous impacts all of the world. And one of the things that I think that chairwoman Yellen is concerned about is the fact that the low interest rates for the long, long period of time that have been necessary because there was very little fiscal stimulus in the United States--we haven't had fiscal stimulus since 2009, and there's not any sign that we're going to have any fiscal stimulus with Republicans controlling Congress.
So what's happened in that context is that the Federal Reserve, first under Bernanke and now under Yellen, they were the ones that had to do something to pull us out of the Great Recession, and they did that by basically just flooding the banks with cheap money.
Now, one of the problems with that is--and I think that chairwoman Yellen is aware of this--that can also create bubbles. It can create a stock market bubble. It can create housing bubble. And I think my own guess would be that besides the fact that she has to get other people on the board to vote with her, to delay the raise in the interest rates--I mean, she can't just do this by herself. She sort of--it's a delicate political game, where there's votes that she has to be sure that she can get. Besides just trying to delay as long as she can raising of interest rates, I think the one thing that would make her want to raise interest rates is if she sees a housing bubble that's going to get out of control again. And having all that cheap money out there in the housing market I think has started to create--there is some--whereas there's no indication that we're having inflation yet, I think you can begin to see the signs of another asset bubble. And that would concern Yellen, and it should concern all of us.
PERIES: And this is largely in the housing market or elsewhere?
HAHNEL: Well, it could be in the stock market. One of the amusing things of today's story was that she's being accused of being a socialist, and yet the response from--the stock market response was to say, oh, we're so glad you're not raising interest rates yet, so stock prices went up. So maybe socialism is good for the stock market. Who knows? It's not really, but it's rather interesting.
The other place that rising interest rates and a rising value of the dollar has a big effect--and the chairwoman of the IMF was talking about this recently--that in Third World countries, there's been a lot of borrowing--private borrowing, not government borrowing, in Third World economies during this past year, two, three, four years. And that private borrowing is in dollars sometimes. And the interest rate has been very low. Now, if interest rates go up and if the dollar goes up in value and the people who have to pay off those loans get their income in foreign currencies, this could create a sort of wave of bankruptcies in Third World economies. And the IMF, as it should be, is quite concerned with that. So that's another implication of a change in Fed policy that might trigger a situation in important parts of the global economy that would be very unfortunate.
PERIES: Robin, thank you so much for joining us today.
HAHNEL: It's very good to be with you.
PERIES: And thank you for joining us on The Real News Network.
Republicans along with many progressive groups oppose the reform, arguing that it's a front for keeping wages low in the Information Technology sector by bringing in cheap labor from abroad
Silicon Valley Democrats Pursuing High-Skill Immigration Reform
Republicans along with many progressive groups oppose the reform, arguing that it's a front for keeping wages low in the Information Technology sector by bringing in cheap labor from abroad - March 19, 2015
THOMAS HEDGES, TRNN PRODUCER: On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee met to discuss immigration reform concerning high-skilled foreign workers. Many in Congress want to increase the number of H1-B visas it issues for immigrants seeking tech industry jobs in particular. While most Democrats support the measure, Republicans oppose the legislation, because they say it would put American jobs and wages at risk.
SENATOR CHARLES GRASSLEY (R-IOWA): Most people believe that employers are supposed to recruit Americans before they petition for an H1-B worker, or that they're supposed to hire a U.S. worker if that person is equally or better qualified. And of course, we've found out that's just not true. Over the years the program has become a government-assisted way for employers to bring in cheaper foreign labor.
HEDGES: Progressive groups like the Economic Policy Institute are siding this time with Republicans, arguing that reform is a ploy to reduce employee wages. Last month that argument became reality when the electric utility company Southern California Edison replaced some five hundred of its IT workers with H1-B workers from India. Ron Hira of the Economic Policy Institute said in his testimony before the committee that the massive layoff was emblematic of the issue at large.
RON HIRA, ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE: And we see this again in the Southern California Edison case. This is a perfect definitive case study of H1-B workers being paid below what American workers were being paid. The Southern California Edison IT workers, American workers, were being paid $110,000 a year. Their H1-B replacements are being paid $70,000 a year. And Southern California Edison is not alone. It's not an isolated case. It's Disney, it's Harley Davidson, it's Northeast Utilities. It's Xerox up in Rochester, New York.
HEDGES: Reform efforts for high-skill workers began two years ago when Silicon Valley leaders like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg launched a fierce lobbying campaign to push Washington Democrats to open the floodgates for additional labor. They argue that America's tech industry has seen a shortage of applicants in the last decade. However, in a report from PBS News Hour from 2013, Rutgers professor Hal Salzman, who also testified on Tuesday, found that assertion to be false. He found instead that U.S. colleges graduate far more scientists and engineers than find employment in those fields every year, about two hundred thousand more, while the IT industry fills about two thirds of its entry-level positions with guest workers.
Jay Palmer is a whistleblower who in 2012 stepped forward over the process of training those guest workers. He told the committee on Tuesday that as a consultant for an IT company called Infosys he saw how the driving factor behind recruiting H1-B visa workers was not about immigration rights, but rather an effort to degrade wages within the country by exploiting not only foreign workers, but the middle class Americans who were training them and then subsequently being replaced.
JAY PALMER: We brought in H1-B workers, didn't matter if you had skills or not. We brought them in, I set them in cubicles and watched the Americans train them, only in the name of the dollar. I'm here to day to talk a little bit about who can't be here today and talk. I am the displaced American worker that can't speak out due to being harassed, blackballed, or possibly sued. The one who is forced to sign the non-disparaging marks agreement in order to get a severance package. The employee that my company chose not to invest in, but in order to replace me with cheaper labor. Cheaper labor that I had to train. Train to do my job, that I learned over the past fifteen or twenty years. They call it knowledge transfer, but we all know that's an illusion. It's all about cheaper labor. I read a statement that companies had come to certain senators and said we don't have enough skilled workers. Send me the companies. I'll send you workers.
In closing, I watched this on a daily basis, of Americans being displaced. I sat in the offices in meetings with companies that displaced American workers, only because the Americans that had been there fifteen or twenty years were being paid too much money. I stayed at night and helped these people that came over on H1-Bs learn skills. They're not skilled workers. These companies bombard our system with H1-B applications, and whoever gets them, they're sent over no matter their skill level. I know, I watched it.
HEDGES: For The Real News, Thomas Hedges, Washington.