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A group of 17 agencies, announced Sunday that the growing wave of air attacks by Saudi Arabia on the northern Yemeni province of Sa’ada are forcing 70,000 out of their homes.
Groups like Oxfam, Islamic Relief, and Save the Children, condemned the growing intensity of the bombings in the city, saying there is an urgent need for the implementation of a lasting ceasefire in order for the humanitarian agencies to deliver aid to the needy across Yemen.
“There is an urgent need to halt hostilities in order to move humanitarian aid to the country,” CARE International’s local director in Yemen, Daw Mohamed, said, adding “All parties concerned should also come forward to work out a long-term political solution to the problem.”
Save the Children, another aid group closely watching the developments in Yemen, said people were mostly unable to escape the deadly airstrikes due to the blockade imposed on the area in the wake of the attacks.
Saudi Arabia and USA plan escalated aggression on Yemen ~ link ~
A so-called proposed 5-day humanitarian ceasefire is phony. Terror-bombing continues. US/Saudi enforced blockade prevents enough essentials to life from entering Yemen.
Suggesting a limited pause in fighting is willful deception. Washington wants all-out terror war against 25 million Yemenis. Is large-scale invasion planned? Yemeni UN envoy Khaled Alyemany representing the illegitimate (US-installed) ousted government has called for intervention by foreign ground forces.
Yemen's Houthis agree to five-day truce proposed by Saudi Arabia ~ link ~
Yemen consented to a five-day truce proposed by Saudi Arabia, which will begin on Tuesday, according to an army spokesperson allied with the Houthi forces.
“We announce our acceptance of the humanitarian ceasefire that will begin on Tuesday,” Colonel Sharaf Luqman said in a statement broadcast by Yemen’s Saba news agency. Any violation of the ceasefire by Al-Qaeda or others would prompt a military response, he stressed. The ceasefire, which is to allow humanitarian aid in, is to come into force at 11pm (2000 GMT) on Tuesday.
The Strategic Importance of Iran, for Russia and China - Eurasian Triple Alliance ~ link ~
China, the Russian Federation, and Iran are widely considered to be allies and partners. Together the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, and the Islamic Republic of Iran form a strategic barrier directed against U.S. expansionism. The three countries form a “triple alliance,” which constitutes the core of a Eurasian coalition directed against U.S. encroachment into Eurasia and its quest for global hegemony.
While China confronts U.S. encroachment in East Asia and the Pacific, Iran and Russia respectively confront the U.S. led coalition in Southwest Asia and Eastern Europe. All three countries are threatened in Central Asia and are wary of the U.S. and NATO military presence in Afghanistan.
Iran can be characterized as a geo-strategic pivot. The geo-political equation in Eurasia very much hinges on the structure of Iran’s political alliances. Were Iran to become an ally of the United States, this would seriously hamper or even destabilize Russia and China. This also pertains to Iran’s ethno-cultural, linguistic, economic, religious, and geo-political links to the Caucasus and Central Asia.
Russia celebrates 70th anniversary of WWII - video ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~ link ~
Dozens of cities across Russia and abroad on Saturday joined huge celebrations marking 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany in WWII, Ruptly’s interactive map shows.
Military parades were held all over Russia, from the country’s Far East to Kaliningrad. A total of 26 cities took part, while ceremonies devoted to Victory Day were held in more than 150 locations across the country. About 85,000 servicemen from the Russian Armed Forces took part in celebrations, the Defense Ministry said.
Photos of London's VE 70th Anniversary ~ link
Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin exchange frosty glares at Moscow VE Anniversary celebrations ~ link ~ Interesting photos. Stirling
As it is, the Establishment Survey and unemployment rate are lagging indications, not forward-looking. The unemployment rate, at its best, may be able to say something about what just happened but is far less intuitive about what will happen. That point really gets lost in the shuffle, especially from the “establishment” that is clinging to anything that might suggest there will never be any economic refutation to monetary “magic.”
Inhuman Austerity ~ link
Read more at: http://wakeupfromyourslumber.com/the-inhuman-failure-of-austerity/
Multinational Trojan Horse: TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) ~ link ~
Peel back the layers of the TPP and you’ll find what some believe to be a “corporate Trojan horse.” Disguised as “free trade,” the TPP’s provisions and tactics undermine Constitutional safeguards and national sovereignty. But there’s also a silver lining. The TPP exposes who, in the marbled halls of political power, is working for whom. It forces politicians to put their cards on the table, and by their hands you will know them.
Americans Have Less National Pride than Yemenis, Mexicans, Libyans, Rwandans, Ghanaians, Zimbabweans, Pakistanis, Nigerians, Egyptians, Jordanians, Azerbaijanis, Armenians, Moroccans, Kazakhstanis, Tunisians, Qataris … and More than a Dozen Others ~ link ~ Also see ~ link ~ Many Americans remember when our economy was good and the level of oppression and wars and unconstitutional surveillance was very low. Now we are in the crapper and no amount of corporate/MSM/political BS can change this!!! StirlingThe World Values Survey – a global network of social scientists studying changing values and their impact on social and political life, led by an international team of scholars – finds that the percent of Americans who are “very proud” of the U.S. fell from 77% in 1999, to 71.1% in 2004, 62% in 2009 and only 56% today.
F-35: One of history's biggest White Elephants ~ link ~ Thirty some years ago I first began acting as a consultant to high-tech aerospace firms. I saw really good proposals flushed down the drain because the right company or combination of companies were not involved. Further, I was seeing insanely high prices for warplanes that only made sense if you understood that politics and corruption were the driving forces at work. Now, in 2015, America has largely lost the ability to field large numbers of state-of-the-art military aircraft because of the organic corruption in Washington. We are headed into World War III with the world's most expensive fighters, which do not work as planned most of the time and in any case are in such limited numbers, due to insanely high prices as to be ineffective in a real global shooting war! Stirling
Organic Farming Knowledge Grows Across Africa ~ link ~ Good article, take a minute to read it all at the link. Stirling
Bad news for dealers of synthetic chemicals and exploitation - slowly but surely people across Africa are overcoming imposition and are regaining their connection to their land and their families; they are now protesting the secret meetings, legislative intrusion, and non-sustainable seed systems. - See more at: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2015/05/organic-farming-knowledge-grows-across.html#sthash.rLuS2XoI.dpuf
- See more at: http://www.naturalblaze.com/2015/05/organic-farming-knowledge-grows-across.html#sthash.rLuS2XoI.dpuf