Archive for September 6th, 2014

6. September 2014

Thoughts on the „ceasefire“ in Ukraine

a friend did sent this comment:
Everyone stop worrying–the „ceasefire“ is just another Putin chess move, too many details for now. Moreover, Kiev is not and will never abide by it no matter if PornoShenko or his Right Sector successor is in power–yes, another likely CIA-led Putsch is in the works if this „ceasefire“ ploy is ineffective cover for renewed ops or a false flag op. There is reduced but ongoing and scattered fighting all over the DNR. The NAF will not let its guard down for one second.
 
Further, I recommend everyone immediately learn about the North Vietnam, their negotiating position with the US, and one of the cleverest negotiating opponents the USA ever met: Le Duc Tho. Result: Less than two years after signing the Paris „Peace“ Accords, Vietnam was a united country. And Le duc Tho told the Nobel „Peace Prize“ committee to shove it.
 
All of this means heightened vigilance for a major false flag/Provocation event centering on Ukraine. All the current hysteria–on both sides–about NATO, a 10k rapid reaction force, etc., is for public consumption and the NATO-narrative. It has nothing to do with military realities on the ground.
 
 
6. September 2014

World Beyond War – Antikriegsnetzwerk – Internationale Unterzeichnerliste

POSTER

„Wir verstehen, dass Kriege und Militarismus uns weniger sicher machen anstatt uns zu schützen, dass sie Erwachsene, Kinder und Babies töten, verletzen und traumatisieren, die natürliche Umwelt schwer schädigen, Bürgerrechte erodieren, unseren Volkswirtschaften schaden und Ressourcen von lebensbejahenden Aktivitäten abziehen. Wir verpflichten uns dazu, uns für gewaltfreie Bemühungen zu engagieren und diese zu unterstützen, mit dem Ziel, alle Kriege und Kriegsvorbereitungen zu beenden und einen nachhaltigen und gerechten Frieden zu schaffen.“

We encourage you to join and work with these organizations that have signed the declaration of peace and are helping advance the cause of ending all war. We are busy asking thousands of additional organizations of all types to sign as well, but these ones are the first to have done so. Organizations can sign here.

Eine Welt jenseits des Krieges – Globale Kampagne um Kriege zu beenden.
Gesucht werden Unterstützer – Einzelpersonen aus der Friedensbewegung, Politiker, etc
und Organisationen. Hier kann man sich als Unterstützer eintragen.

http://www.worldbeyondwar.org/find-great-organizations-near/

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Internationale Unterzeichnerliste

Grandmothers For Peace International     United States
The Anti-globalization movement of Russia     Russia
grootnieuws     Holland
Clear Path to Peace     United States
Postcards For Peace CIC     United Kingdom
Say No to Harper     Canada
Mütter gegen den Krieg Berlin-Brandenburg     Germany
Wellness Initiative Network     United States
Citizens for the Greater Good     United States
White Rabbit Grove RDNA     United States
CND Cymru     Cymru
Perpetual Peace Initiative     United States
Progressive Democrats of America Arizona     United States
T.R.I.B.E. Transformation/Realization/Inspiration/Belonging/Expression     United States
Citizen of the World
WILPF Denmark     Denmark
WILPF
Open Gate
Bent Architect Theatre Co     UK
Society for Peace & Mutual Coexistence of Nigeria     Nigeria
Peace Action Montgomery     United States
Columbus Campaign for Arms Control     United States
Friedenskreis Zossen     Germany
The Crosby Tea Rooms     England
Liga Internacional de Mujeres pro Paz y Libertad, Seccion Costa Rica     Costa Rica
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom     International
Scottish Branch Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom    Scotland
Foundation for Women’s Empowerment in BiH     Bosnia and Herzegovina
words&actions     Scotland

Soy Del Pueblo     United States
WILPF branch Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti    United States
Aktionsbündnis Freiheit statt Angst Germany
Friedensbündnis Berlin Germany
Arbeitskreis Uranmunition Berlin     Germany
Antikrieg TV     Germany
PeaceBuilders Community, Inc.    United States
Coffee House Teach-Ins    United States
Aktion Freiheit statt Angst e.V.     Germany
Physicians for Social Responsibility – Kansas City    United States
War Resisters League    United States
CEO Pipe Organs/Golden Ponds Farm    United States
Occupy Savannah    United States
AntiKriegsNachrichten
Canadian Peace Initiative    Canada
Veterans For Peace Woodstock, NY, chapter 058    United States
ethecon – Stiftung Ethik & Ökonomie    Germany
Veterans For Peace, Redwing, Minn.    United States
Peace Roots    United States
Coop Anti-War Cafe Germany
Chicago Chapter of VFP    United States
Chapter 15 Veterans for Peace    United States
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 27, Twin Cities    United States
Veterans For Peace, East Bay Chapter 162    United States
The Safeworld International Foundation (Safe World for Women)    United Kingdom
Action for Women and Child Concern    Somalia
The Bountiful Path    United States
No More Victims    United States
Montags Mahnwache fuer Frieden und Menschenrechte     Germany
Veterans for Peace, chapter 72    United States
US Peace Memorial Foundation    United States
Veterans For Peace, Chapter 160, Hoa Binh, Vietnam    Viet Nam
Peninsula Peace & Justice Blue Hill    United States
California Department of Peace advocates work with the CDP    United States
Global Exchange    United States
The Joan Duffy Chapter of Veterans for Peace, Santa Fe, NM    United States
U.S. Marijuana Party (NGO)    United States
Veterans for Peace Chapt. 152     United States
Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 34    United States
Veterans For Peace, Tom Pettit Chaper 172    United States
VFP Chapter 141  Bandon, Oregon    United States
World 5.0    United States
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 115    United States
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom — U.S. Section
The National Network Opposing the Militarization of Youth (NNOMY) USA
WASDA Kenya
Engaging Peace
Outward Bound Peace USA
Conflict Information Consortium USA
NYC Peace Museum USA
Veterans For Peace USA
WOMEN RISING RADIO USA
MLK Coalition of Greater Los Angeles USA
ENGAGE Global Action USA
Montags Friedens Mahnwache Germany
Torquay (Vic) Esperanto Club  Australia
Toowoomba Esperanto Society  Australia
The Campaign for International Cooperation and Disarmament, (CICD) Australia
Last political party Australia
Inter Press Foundation Bangladesh
Center for Bangladesh Studies Bangladesh
Project Peacemakers Canada
Indigene Community Canada
Institut Kine-Concept Canada
Lawyers against the War  Canada
RadioLiteracyOne Canada
American Academy Limassol & Paphos Schools Cyprus
Association of World Citizens France
Greek IPPNW affiliate Greece
Center for Global Nonkilling Hawaii
Shannonwatch Ireland
Other Voice Israel
Peace Depot Japan
Peace Platform Japan
Peace Boat Japan
Centre for Youth and Development Malawi
Peace Is Sexy Mozambique
Disarmament and Security Centre New Zealand
United Youth Front International Nigeria
1990 female Norway
Fredsbevegelsen i Bodà Norway
Center for Peace Education Philippines Philippines
Shindig Aw?  South Africa / USA
Swedish Peace Council Sweden
International Peace Bureau Switzerland
Movement for the Abolition of War UK
Veterans For Peace UK UK
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) UK
Woman’s Voice UK
The Peace Party UK
The Peace Intention UK
Uniting for Peace UK
Make Wars History UK
Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space US
Take Back America for the People US
Alliance for Global Justice US
The Desert Storm Think Tank and All Veterans’ Advocate US
Women Against Military Madness (WAMM) USA
New Promise Church USA
Bexar County Green Party USA
Interfaith Council of Stapleton USA
North Texas for Justice and Peacde USA
Animal Daycare & Boarding USA
Veterans For Peace Chapter 961 USA
CHAPTER#126 Veterans for Peace USA
Kickapoo Peace Circle  USA
WI Impeachment/Bring Our Troops Home Coalition USA
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (Peninsula branch) USA
Wise Free Thinkers & Skeptics USA
Network for Environmental & Economic Responsibility United Church of Christ USA
Kauai Alliance for Peace and Social Justice USA
WNC Physicians for Social Responsibility USA
Peace, Conflict, and Coexistence Studies Program, Brandeis University USA
Veterans for peace -Chpt34 NYC USA
International Association of Educators for World Peace  USA
Peace Farm USA
Education Equals Making Community Connections USA
WarIsACrime.org USA
World Peace Now  USA
War Prevention Initiative USA
Peace Workers US USA
Jubitz Family Foundation USA
On Earth Peace USA
Brave New Films USA
Popular Resistance USA
Earth Rights Institute USA
Veterans For Peace, Eisenhower Chapter 157, NC Triangle USA
Berkshire Citizens for Peace and Justice USA
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Maine Branch USA
Smedley D. Butler Brigade of Veterans For Peace USA
Whidbey Island Fellowship of Reconciliation USA
Coalition for Grassroots Progress USA
National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance USA
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice USA
US Peace Memorial Foundation USA
Little Falls Minnesota Occupy  USA
Fellowship of Reconciliation USA
Global Strategy of Nonviolence USA
Center for Conscience in Action USA
A Future Without War USA
Office of the Americas USA
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation USA
Citizens for a United Earth USA
Bike4Peace USA
American Association of Scientific Workers CSU Fullerton USA
National Peace Academy USA
Peace and Justice Studies Association USA
Physicians For A National Health Program USA
Health Care for All Oregon USA
OurWayHome USA
Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence USA
Acronym TV USA
Global Human Development, Inc. USA
Beyond War Northwest USA
WILPF DC USA
Topanga Peace Alliance USA
Presbyterian Peace Fellowship  USA
Environmentalists Against War USA
NYC Peace Museum USA
Peace Action Manhattan USA
PACO– Political Approaches to COexistence USA
Topanga Peace Alliance USA
Mid-Missouri Peaceworks USA
Peaceful Skies Coalition USA
Vote World Parliament USA
PeopleNow.org USA
Progressive Democrats of America USA
Bloomington Peace Action Coalition USA
Charlottesville Center for Peace & Justice USA
Greater Boston Alliance for 9/11 Truth & Justice USA
Koch Truths USA
Whitefeather Peace House USA
Grandmothers For Peace International USA
The Peace Alliance USA
Al Muqaddim: Women for Women Phase 2 USA
Western NY Peace Center USA
The Peace Poll USA
New World Agreement USA
Cafe Progressive USA
Addicted to War  USA
Veterans for Peace #109 USA
Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee USA
Students United for Nonviolence (SUN)  USA
Peace Fresno USA
Jeannette Rankin Peace Center USA
Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition USA
America for Nonviolence — Circles of Nonviolence Tour of the USA USA
The Network of Spiritual Progressives USA
Pax Christi Western New York USA
Citizens for Peace USA
The Oracle Institute USA
Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions USA
National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee USA
Peace Anonymous USA
Pax Christi Metro New York USA
Physicians for Social Responsibility/IPPNW  USA
Individuals For Justice
San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace
Earthhome.us
World Without Wars
CodePink   
Stop NATO
Christian Council for Monetary Justice
World Public Forum – Dialogue of Civilizations
Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 034
Come Home America
National Coalition to Protect Student Privacy
Arab Human Security Network
The Justice For Fallujah Project 
Veterans for Peace, Linus Pauling Chapter 132
Carlisle Peace College
Oximity
Earth Ways
Columbia River Fellowship for Peace
Fire Wise World
Joyful Dissent
NYCMetro Raging Grannies and North Manhattan Neighbors for Peace and Justice
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Santa Cruz Branch
Kine Concept
Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club
L.I. Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Center on Terrorism, John Jay College, CUNY
Suffolk Peace Network

6. September 2014

Gespräch mit Paul Schreyer ll »Keiner interessiert sich mehr für Schuld an Terroranschlägen«

http://www.jungewelt.de/2014/09-06/001.php

 

Gespräch mit Paul Schreyer. Zur Rolle der Medien im Ukraine-Konflikt, zu Widersprüchen in den transatlantischen Beziehungen und zum wachsenden Widerstand gegen die einseitige Berichterstattung

Interview: Reinhard Jellen

Paul Schreyer ist Autor und freier Journalist. Er veröffentlichte mehrere Sachbücher zu den Anschlägen vom 11.9.2001 und führte in der Folge eine öffentliche Debatte mit einem Stabsmitglied der offiziellen amerikanischen 9/11-Commission.

Herr Schreyer, wann und von wem wurde das Prädikat »Putin-Versteher« zum ersten Mal benutzt, und was sagt der Begriff über das analytische Niveau der Debatte zum Bürgerkrieg in der Ukraine aus?

Der Begriff Putin-Versteher kursiert seit gut zehn Jahren in den deutschen Medien, jedenfalls schon fast so lange, wie Wladimir Putin in Rußland regiert. Populär wurde er unter anderem durch einen Leitartikel von Spiegel-Redakteur Christian Neef, der 2011 in einer Überschrift von der »Arroganz der Putin-Versteher« sprach. Seither ist das Wort zum Selbstläufer geworden. Problematisch ist die Unterstellung, die damit transportiert wird – man dürfe jemanden wie Putin im Grunde gar nicht verstehen. Da ist zu fragen: Warum nicht? Denn natürlich bedeutet Verständnis nicht automatisch Zustimmung oder Akzeptanz. Verstehen geht aber einher mit einem Perspektivwechsel, also der Fähigkeit, sich gedanklich in das Gegenüber hineinzuversetzen, um dessen Motive zu begreifen. Wenn das nicht mehr möglich sein soll, dann regieren Ideologie und Verblendung. Insofern ist das gegenwärtige Niveau der Debatte nur zu bedauern.

Können Sie erklären, warum die deutsche Bevölkerung dem Propagandagetöse nicht beistimmt – und wäre dies für die Medien nicht Anlaß, besonnener zu berichten?

Viele Mediennutzer bewerten die gängige Berichterstattung zu Putin und zur Ukraine inzwischen tatsächlich als Propaganda, wie man an zahllosen kritischen Leserkommentaren erkennen kann. Zahlreiche Journalisten der Leitmedien haben sich aber früh festgelegt in ihrer Bewertung der »Guten« und der »Bösen« im Ukraine-Konflikt. Und aus dieser Positionierung kommen sie jetzt nicht mehr ohne Gesichtsverlust heraus. Das erklärt zum Teil die derbe Leserbeschimpfung einiger Kollegen, die jede Kritik an ihrer Arbeit inzwischen als ungerechtfertigt oder sogar als »von Moskau gesteuert« ansehen. Die Debatte hat wirklich einen bizarren Punkt erreicht.

(…)

 

Sie blicken also trotz der gegenwärtig prekären geopolitischen Lage auch positiv in die Zukunft?

Aus Prinzip. Die Situation ist doch so, daß wir gegenwärtig mit einer Fülle von negativen Meldungen bombardiert werden. Die Abendnachrichten scheinen nur noch aus Meldungen von der Ukraine, dem Irak, Syrien, Gaza, NSA, NSU und Naturkatastrophen zu bestehen. Das führt gesellschaftlich gesehen zu einer Lähmung. Diese extreme Fixierung auf das Negative und anscheinend Ausweglose ist ein Nährboden für Fatalismus. Wir leben in einer Umbruchzeit, in der das Negative irgendwann sein Maximum erreicht, während im Hintergrund schon die progressiven Strömungen wachsen. Derzeit sind sie noch kaum öffentlich und medial sichtbar, aber es gibt sie. Ein Indikator für das Ende der Lethargie sind, wie erwähnt, die massenhaft kritischen und verärgerten Leserkommentare seit Beginn der Ukraine-Krise im Frühjahr. Im letzten Jahr hat sich über die Berichterstattung zu den Snowden-Leaks langsam und stetig ein öffentlicher Unmut gebildet, der zwar immer noch nur eine Minderheit der Bevölkerung erfaßt hat – doch einmal gewecktes kritisches Potential verschwindet eben auch nicht wieder einfach so. Ich habe den Eindruck, daß wir derzeit eine Trendwende erleben, in der die Meinungsschlacht um die Ukraine vielleicht im Rückblick einmal als der entscheidende Punkt betrachtet werden wird.

(vollständiges Interview siehe Anhang)

6. September 2014

junge Welt ll Säbelrasseln und Sorge In Polen mischen sich militante Rhetorik und Skepsis

Aufrüsten für Revanche

NATO-Paket für Kiew: Die ukrainische Armee soll reorganisiert und modernisiert werden. Wer will, darf auch Waffen liefern

Von Knut Mellenthin

Die Anstrengungen der NATO werden sich in den kommenden Monaten darauf konzentrieren, die ukrainischen Streitkräfte zu reorganisieren und sie für einen Revanchekrieg gegen den Donbass fit zu machen. Darauf laufen, wenn man die der Tarnung dienenden sprachlichen Kinkerlitzchen beiseite läßt, die Ankündigungen des am Freitag zu Ende gegangenen Gipfeltreffens der westlichen Allianz hinaus. Angesichts des desolaten Zustands des ukrainischen Militärs, der sich in den Kämpfen der letzten Wochen offenbarte, ist das in nächster Zeit wichtiger und realistischer als die Lieferung von Waffen, die gegenwärtig nur von wenigen NATO-Staaten befürwortet wird.

Hier weiterlesen: http://www.jungewelt.de/2014/09-06/048.php

 

 

06.09.2014 / Schwerpunkt / Seite 3Inhalt

 

Von Reinhard Lauterbach

Von den Deutschen sagte Bismarck einmal, sie fürchteten Gott und sonst niemanden auf der Welt. Bei den Polen ist trotz aller demonstrativen Religiosität an die Stelle Gottes Wladimir Putin getreten. Nach einer aktuellen Untersuchung erklärten 84 Prozent der Befragten, sie hielten Rußland für eine Bedrohung ihres Landes. Danach kommt sehr lange nichts, bis vier Prozent den islamischen Terrorismus und ein Prozent die politische Dominanz Deutschlands als Gefahren für Polen nannten.

weiterlesen

http://www.jungewelt.de/2014/09-06/049.php

6. September 2014

Breaking News ll News Updates

Breaking: NORAD Fighter Jets Scrambled to Follow Unresponsive Plane Over Atlantic 5 Sept 2014 Two F-15s following an unresponsive turboprop plane over the Atlantic Ocean have temporarily broken off their pursuit until the plane flies over Cuba and re-enters international airspace, a NORAD spokeswoman said today. The F-15s will fly around Cuba’s eastern end and wait in international airspace on the southern side of the island to pick up the plane’s trail should it cross the island, Capt. Jennifer Stadnyk said. The single-engine plane was flying from Rochester, New York, to Naples, Florida, officials said. „The plane’s occupants did not respond to attempts to communicate,“ the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) said this morning.
 
NATO approves new force aimed at deterring Russia 5 Sept 2014 Seeking to counter Russian aggression, NATO leaders approved plans Friday to create a rapid response force with a headquarters in Eastern Europe that could quickly mobilize if an alliance country in the region were to come under attack. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said a command headquarters would be set up in Eastern Europe with supplies and equipment stockpiled there, enabling the „spearhead“ force to mobilize and deploy quickly.
 
4 NATO warships to enter Black Sea before September 7 – military source 3 Sept 2014 Four NATO warships from US, France, Canada and Spain will reportedly enter Black Sea waters this week, a diplomatic and military source said. USS Ross, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, French Commandant Birot, Canadian HMCS Toronto, a Halifax-class frigate, and Spanish frigate Almirante Juan de Borbon will enter the Black Sea before September 7, the source told the Itar-Tass news agency.
 
NATO warships enter Black Sea 4 Sept 2014 A US Navy destroyer and, reportedly, a French frigate have entered the Black Sea, as NATO builds up its presence in the region while tensions remain high in Ukraine. Another two warships are expected to arrive in the area by the end of the week. The US Navy 6th Fleet official command has confirmed on its official Twitter account that the destroyer USS Ross, (DDG 71), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, is now in the Black Sea.
 
US prepares military drill in W. Ukraine for mid-September 3 Sept 2014 The US and its allies are preparing to stage a military exercise in western Ukraine, close to the Polish border, in mid-September. The joint drill will involve over 1,000 troops from the US and Europe, as well as from Ukraine. Initially planned for mid-July, the exercise — code-named ‚Rapid Trident‘ [*puke*] — was halted due to a significant escalation in the conflict between Kiev and the southeastern regions of Ukraine.
 
Heavy shelling in Ukrainian port of Mariupol hours before agreed ceasefire 5 Sept 2014 Hours before an expected ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, heralded as a significant breakthrough by Nato leaders meeting in Newport, heavy shelling has been heard on the outskirts of Mariupol. A commander of a Ukrainian volunteer militia based in the key eastern port city told Reuters: „We were under fire all night but we are still keeping the rebels at bay. They are facing us with tanks and artillery.“
 
Kiev, E. Ukraine militia agree on ceasefire starting 1500 GMT Friday 5 Sept 2014 Kiev officials and representatives of the two self-proclaimed republics in southeastern Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire, as the contact group met behind closed doors in Belarus. The two sides accompanied by representatives of Russia and the OSCE were meeting in the Belorussian capital, Minsk, in an attempt to end the bloodshed in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, who is now in Wales for the NATO summit, has confirmed the ceasefire agreement on his Twitter account.
 
Barack Obama and David Cameron seek coalition against Isis 3 Sept 2014 Barack Obama and David Cameron have vowed to use the Nato summit starting in Wales on Thursday to engineer a resilient military and political coalition, including key countries in the Middle East, capable of squeezing out and destroying Islamic State (Isis) in northern Iraq. British officials also said the British prime minister was examining every option to protect the British hostage threatened by the jihadist group on Tuesday, in light of its murder of the American journalists Steven Sotloff and James Foley in the past month. „We will not be intimidated,“ Obama said in Estonia on the way to the summit.
 
Islamic State guides Egyptian militants, expanding its influence 5 Sept 2014 Islamic State, fighting to redraw the map of the Middle East, has been coaching Egypt’s most dangerous militant group, complicating efforts to stabilize the biggest Arab nation. Confirmation that Islamic Sate [sic], currently the most successful of the region’s jihadi groups, is extending its influence to Egypt will sound alarm bells in Cairo, where the authorities are already facing a security challenge from home-grown militants.

U.S. confirms death of al Shabaab leader Godane in Somalia strike 5 Sept 2014 The Pentagon confirmed on Friday that Ahmed Abdi Godane, a leader of the al Shabaab Islamist group, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Somalia this week, calling it a „major symbolic and operational loss“ for the al Qaeda-affiliated militants.

Canadian no-fly list numbers must stay secret: government 3 Sept 2014 Federal security officials are resisting pressure to reveal how many people are on Canada’s no-fly list, arguing the information could help terrorists plot a catastrophic attack on an airliner. In newly filed court documents, the government also contends that divulging the figure might damage relations with key allies, especially the United States. Information Commissioner Suzanne Legault is challenging the government’s refusal to disclose the data to a Montreal journalist who requested it under the Access to Information Act.
 
Terror Suspect to Be Extradited From UK to US 4 Sept 2014 British judges have approved the extradition of a mentally ill terrorism suspect to the US. The decision by the High Court means Haroon Aswat can face trial on conspiracy charges in New York. Aswat is wanted for allegedly conspiring with convicted terrorist Abu Hamza to establish a jihadi training camp in Oregon a decade ago. A European court ruled last year he could not be extradited because of his mental condition.
 
US doctor infected with Ebola heading to Nebraska 4 Sept 2014 A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia – the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — is expected to arrive Friday at a Nebraska hospital for treatment. Officials at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha have said Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, will begin treatment in the hospital’s 10-bed special isolation unit, the largest of four such units in the U.S.
 
Found ‚Reckless‘ in Gulf Spill, BP Faces $18 Billion Fine 4 Sept 2014 A federal judge ruled on Thursday that BP was grossly negligent in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil well blowout that killed 11 workers, spilled millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico and soiled hundreds of miles of beaches. „BP’s conduct was reckless,“ United States District Court Judge Carl J. Barbier wrote in his sternly worded decision. Judge Barbier also ruled that Transocean, the owner of the rig, and Halliburton, the service company that cemented the well, were negligent in the accident. But the judge put most of the blame on BP, opening the way to fines of up to 18 billion under the Clean Water Act.
 
Ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Wife Guilty of Corruption 4 Sept 2014 A Richmond jury today convicted former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on 11 of 14 corruption counts.
 
US adds just 142,000 jobs in August to end streak of bigger gains 5 Sept 2014 The US added 142,000 jobs in August, the Labour Department announced on Friday, the lowest figure this year and one that ends a streak of months in which the economy added over 200,000 new positions. The news came as a surprise. Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a gain of about 225,000.
 
Hundreds of Fast-Food Workers Striking for Higher Wages Are Arrested 4 Sept 2014 Hundreds of fast-food workers and labor allies demanding a $15-an-hour wage were arrested in sit-ins around the country on Thursday, as the protesters used civil disobedience to call attention to their cause. Organizers said nearly 500 protesters were arrested in three dozen cities — including Chicago, Detroit, Las Vegas, New York and Little Rock, Ark. All told, the sit-ins took place in about 150 cities nationwide, the organizers said. In Milwaukee, United States Representative Gwen Moore, Democrat of Wisconsin, was arrested along with several fast-food workers.
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