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  • CDC Denies Enterovirus Link to Illegal-Alien Kids

    10/16/2014 5:08:16 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 62 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10-15-14 | Jerome Corsi
    “There is no evidence that unaccompanied children brought EV-D68 into the United States; we are not aware of any of these children testing positive for the virus,” the CDC emailed WND in response to a request for comment.
  • Hispanics want Obamacare for illegal immigrant ‘dreamers’ [Photos]

    10/13/2014 7:50:26 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 36 replies
    White House vows executive action on immigration reform after election Youth from United We Dream chant slogans calling for an end to deportations outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices in downtown Phoenix. Top Hispanic leaders asked President Obama last week to grant some illegal immigrants access to Obamacare Top Hispanic leaders asked President Obama last week to grant some illegal immigrants access to Obamacare, saying the “dreamers” to whom the White House has given tentative work permits are already paying taxes, so they deserve government benefits. The request is yet another complication stemming from the legal limbo Mr....
  • 14 Texas Children Have Confirmed Cases of Deadly Enterovirus-D68

    10/13/2014 8:06:05 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 45 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 10/12/2014 | Merrill Hope
    Of the 691 cases of EV-D68 confirmed from by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now in 46 states and the District of Columbia, 14 of these cases are in Texas. On October 9, the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) confirmed that the children with EV-D68 were residents of Anderson, Bexar, Dallas (7), Denton, and Lubbock (4) Counties. One additional confirmed case was in a resident of another state. In Lubbock, the Avalanche-Journal reported an additional case on October 10, although it was not recorded with the DSHS. If confirmed, this would bring the Texas EV-D68...
  • Another Ebola Risk: It Eats Logic

    10/11/2014 4:06:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Mark Davis
    Reading the bio alongside Steven Bucci’s Daily Signal piece on the Ebola-inspired Liberia travel ban made me want to meet him and shake his hand. He “served America for three decades as an Army special forces officer and top Pentagon official,” now serving as director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation. Military Hero. Heritage. How do I not love that? Yet oddly, his piece opposing a temporary block on incoming West African travelers struck me as completely wrong, so my usual instinct kicked in— to welcome him to my radio show. His headline, “Wisdom...
  • New Mexico Debate in Spanish Part of Growing Trend

    10/07/2014 6:39:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 7, 2014 | By RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    The moderator gave New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez the nod to start her opening statement. She smiled, then looked at the camera. "Welcome. And thank you very much for the opportunity to talk to the Hispanic people of my community," Martinez said in Spanish. It marked Martinez's entry in an emerging trend as Republicans and Democrats around the U.S. court Hispanic voters. From California to Texas, colleges and Spanish-language networks are hosting similar Spanish debates regardless of candidates' fluency amid the growing influence of Latinos as swing voters in key races.
  • Obama Defines ‘Americans’ As People Who Enter The Country Illegally

    10/07/2014 5:53:27 AM PDT · by walford · 26 replies
    DownTrend.com ^ | October 3, 2014 | Brian Anderson
    Last night at an immigration activist dinner in Washington DC Obama took his shameless pandering and tenuous hold on reality to new despicable depths. Speaking before the mostly Latino crowd, the President actually said his best definition of an American is someone who enters this country illegally and leaches off the hard work of others. Obama got the crowd warmed up by speaking a little Spanish and telling them he rode to the event with two illegal aliens in his limo. Amid the current Secret Service scandal, you have to wonder how illegal aliens get vetted so they can party...
  • Disease plagues illegal immigrants; basic hygiene, lack of medications blamed

    Communicable diseases continue to be a problem at the New Mexico facility built to house illegal immigrant families surging across the U.S.-Mexico border, and the immigrants themselves aren’t taking their own health care very seriously, according to an audit released Monday. While the Border Patrol is doing a good job of handling the surge of illegal immigrant children traveling alone without their parents, the families who are being housed at a special facility continue to have health problems and trouble using the bathroom, the Homeland Security inspector general said...
  • The 100th Intelligence Brigade...Russian Federation...crossed from Rostov into #Novoazovsk.

    10/04/2014 3:55:25 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    #Report ^ | 5:47 AM - 3 Oct 2014 | Conflict Reporter
    #Report The 100th Intelligence Brigade of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in North Ossetia crossed from Rostov into #Novoazovsk.
  • Obama Tells Hispanic Caucus He 'Rode Over' From WH With 2 Illegal Aliens

    10/03/2014 6:14:27 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 93 replies
    CNSNews ^ | Oct 3, 2014 | Susan Jones
    President Barack Obama told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Thursday night he was accompanied to the convention center by two illegal aliens, whom he called "dreamers." "I want to give a special thanks to two young men who rode over with me from the White House tonight," Obama said. "Luis and Victor are CHCI (Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute) interns and fellows. They are also dreamers, living and working in the country they call home, and making it a better place for all of us...
  • Fired Up Obama to Immigration Activists: 'No Force On Earth Can Stop Us'

    10/02/2014 5:57:21 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 100 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2 Oct 14 | Daniel Halper
    A fired up President Barack Obama had a message to immigration activists at a dinner this evening in Washington, D.C.: "no force on earth can stop us." "The clearest path to change is to change [the voter turnout] number," said Obama "Si se puede, si votamos! Yes, we can, if we vote!" "You know, earlier this year, I had a chance to host a screening of the film Cesar Chavez at the White House, and I was reminded that Cesar organized for nearly 20 years before his first major victory. He never saw that time as a failure. Looking back,...
  • Situation in Ukraine's eastern regions. Map

    10/03/2014 4:00:38 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | http://www.ukrinform.ua/eng/news/situation_in_ukraines_eastern_regions_map_326430 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, October 3 /Ukrinform/. The situation in eastern Ukraine remains tense. Despite the declared ceasefire, terrorists continue to shell Ukrainian army positions. The map that reflects the situation in Donbas as of 12.00 on October 3 has been released by the information and analytical center of the National Security and Defense Council.
  • Capture of Donetsk airport or Mariupol to trigger new sanctions - Bloomberg

    10/03/2014 3:53:26 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 12:15 02.10.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, October 2 /Ukrinform/. The European Union may impose additional sanctions on Russia if pro-Russian fighters capture the Donetsk airport or the city of Mariupol, Bloomberg has reported, citing its own sources. "If the separatists took the Donetsk airport or the city of Mariupol in an effort to create a land corridor, the EU might impose additional sanctions... The outcome is impossible to predict and could go either way," reads the statement.
  • Militants begin massive assault on Donetsk airport

    10/03/2014 3:49:34 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    Ukrinform ^ | 09:18 02.10.2014 | Ukrinform
    KYIV, October 2 /Ukrinform/. Terrorists began a massive assault on the positions of the anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces at the Donetsk airport early this morning.
  • Obama seeks to restore trust with disappointed Latinos

    10/02/2014 5:34:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 2, 2014 | By Richard Cowan
    After enraging Latino voters last month by delaying promised immigration reforms, President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help is on the way. Obama, who for the past two years missed the annual gala held by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, will return to the group and reiterate his ongoing commitment to immigration reform, according to a White House official. The official, who asked not to be identified, said Obama also will say he intends to fix as much of the U.S. immigration system as he can by using his...
  • Mexico Pays To Help Its Citizens Avoid Deportation From The U.S.

    09/30/2014 8:42:53 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    KNPR ^ | Tue September 30, 2014 5:08 pm | Hansi Lo Wang
    Mexico is helping some of its citizens apply for a controversial immigration program in the U.S. called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Since the Obama administration created the program in 2012, more than 580,000 unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors have received temporary relief from deportation and been given work permits that last for at least two years. But 45 percent of those who are eligible for DACA have not applied, and the cost may be holding some back. Immigrants have to pay a total of $465 to the Department of Homeland Security for fees related...
  • Government Funds Lawyers for Immigrant Kids

    09/30/2014 1:49:17 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 30, 2014 | By AMY TAXIN
    The Obama administration is spending $4 million on lawyers for unaccompanied immigrant children in deportation proceedings, a move an influential Republican lawmaker says is illegal and will fuel an increase in illegal immigration. Kenneth Wolfe, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Human Services' said it is the first time the office that oversees programs for unaccompanied immigrant children will provide money for direct legal representation. The grants to two organizations are part of a bigger $9 million project that aims to provide lawyers to 2,600 children.
  • Jerry Brown approves loan program for undocumented students

    09/29/2014 4:10:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | September 29, 2014 | Staff
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation creating a new loan program for undocumented students in California’s public universities. California has already taken several steps to make college more affordable for undocumented students, including extending in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants who graduate from California high schools and making them eligible to apply for Cal Grant scholarships. Brown signed the bill on Sunday without comment.
  • Rep. Grijalva: Distinction Between Legal, Illegal Immigrants ‘Doesn’t Exist’

    09/29/2014 8:03:02 AM PDT · by walford · 23 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 26, 2014 | Zoey DiMauro
    Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) said Wednesday that any distinction between illegal immigrants and those who obey U.S. laws and enter the country legally “doesn't exist.” CNSNews asked the Arizona Democrat, who supports a movement by a growing number of churches to provide sanctuary for illegal aliens facing deportation, what he would say to those who entered the U.S. legally. "That the issue here is about family," Grijalva replied. "That the issue here is that the people that are seeking the support and the protection of sanctuary are people that are hard-working, families, blended family many times, with citizens and children,...
  • VIRUS PROBED IN PARALYSIS CASES IN 9 COLORADO KIDS

    09/27/2014 4:25:35 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 9/27/14 | BY MIKE STOBBE AP MEDICAL WRITER
    Sep 26, 8:40 PM EDT VIRUS PROBED IN PARALYSIS CASES IN 9 COLORADO KIDS BY MIKE STOBBE AP MEDICAL WRITER AP Photo AP Photo HEALTH VIDEO BUY AP PHOTO REPRINTS MULTIMEDIA CHILD LABOR IN PAKISTAN NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday sent doctors an alert about the polio-like cases and said the germ - enterovirus 68 - was detected in four out of eight...
  • Church network offers sanctuary to illegal immigrants avoid deportation

    09/25/2014 4:26:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2014 | By Stephen Dinan
    A network of two dozen churches has promised to offer “physical sanctuary” to illegal immigrants facing deportation, saying they want to create a safe haven that federal officials won’t invade. Dubbed Sanctuary 2014, the movement consists of 24 churches in 12 cities scattered across the country that have vowed to open their doors to holding illegal immigrants facing deportation. One of those is Rosa Robles Loreto whom the government has ordered deported. “She will remain until the day that she can safely return to doing what she loves most — cheering for her 8- and 11-year-old boys at their Little...
  • 3 in custody, accused of vandalizing American flags in Oceanside neighborhood

    09/23/2014 10:01:41 PM PDT · by Jagdgewehr · 16 replies
    ABC 10 News San Diego ^ | 3:53 PM, Sep 23, 2014 | City News Service
    OCEANSIDE, Calif. - Three 18-year-olds were behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of defacing American flags in a North County senior housing neighborhood last summer. Ruben Jimenez, Daniel Moran and Breanna Alexis Serrato allegedly spray-painted the three flags -- writing "(expletive) USA" on one of them -- in the 3800 block of Rosemary Way in Oceanside late on the evening of July 18, according to Lt. Leonard Cosby. A surveillance camera captured images of the crimes, he said.
  • Poll: Most New Mexico Voters Oppose Licenses For Undocumented

    09/23/2014 2:51:05 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    KRWG-TV PBS Local ^ | September 23, 2014
    A new poll shows likely New Mexico voters still oppose an 11-year-old state law that allows immigrants who are in the country illegally to obtain driver's licenses. The Albuquerque Journal reports three-fourths of the likely voters surveyed opposed the law, echoing findings of similar Journal polls.
  • Wyoming Considers Steps to Assist Its New Refugees (Barf Alert)

    09/23/2014 6:10:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Sep 21, 2014 | Dan Frosch
    Wyoming Considers Steps to Assist Its New Refugees State Weighs Creating a Resettlement Program Dan Frosch Sept. 21, CHEYENNE, Wyo.—Draped in a brightly hued robe and veil, Amal Hassan certainly stands out from the locals as she walks along the outskirts of this high-plains city, pickup trucks rumbling by. Somali refugees such as Ms. Hassan are becoming a more common sight here in the nation's least populous state, the only one without a refugee-resettlement program. Such initiatives provide social and financial services to refugees such as Ms. Hassan, 29 years old, who were admitted legally into the U.S. Now, with...
  • Influx of immigrant children reported in Hempstead School District

    09/19/2014 4:12:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    News 12 Long Island ^ | September 17, 2014
    There are growing concerns about the exploding young immigrant population on Long Island. Officials say thousands of undocumented children who crossed the United States border illegally are now in school districts in the area. This year alone 2,200 undocumented children crossed the border and came to Long Island to live. News 12 has learned about 1,200 of them are enrolled in the Hempstead School District. School Board president Lamont Johnson said Hempstead is unprepared for all these students, and trying to figure out where to put them all. Right now some are standing up in class, or even sitting on...
  • Article IV, Secc 4 of the U.S. Constitution. PROTECT CITIZENS

    09/17/2014 3:53:31 PM PDT · by rovenstinez · 19 replies
    Constitution of the USA ^ | Sept. 17, 2014 | rovenstinez
    The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion
  • "Need to prepare for full-scale invasion of Russia" - admiral

    The annexed Crimea in the winter especially in dire need of the support of the Mainland, in which Russia will do anything to join the Donbass and the peninsula. The ex-Defense Minister Igor Tenűh on Channel 5. According to him, the Crimea in the winter to survive without the Mainland Ukraine very hard. However, he did not rule out the possibility of air strikes on the Ukrainian cities. "This does not mean that everyone should go to the front, to each city responsible for preparing the population to air strikes. Combine all of the management in the hands of the...
  • MH17 disaster: Russians 'controlled BUK missile system'

    09/08/2014 2:31:33 PM PDT · by Agog · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 09/08/2014 | John Sweeney
    Russians were operating a BUK missile launcher seen in the area where the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet MH17 was shot down, eyewitnesses have told Panorama. Distinctive shrapnel damage to the plane points to a fragmentation weapon - such as a BUK - downing the plane. The Kremlin had previously suggested that the missile was from a Ukrainian fighter jet. Pro-Russian rebels have denied any possession of a BUK. However, photographs and videos cast doubt on the claim by the Kremlin and pro-Russian rebels - that they did not have a BUK missile launcher on their territory. Three eyewitnesses, all civilians,...
  • UKRAINE: The invaders surrounded the checkpoint in Lugansk National Guard [VIDEO]

    The invaders surrounded the checkpoint in Lugansk National Guard and threatened to "complete destruction" Russian troops surrounded the roadblock forces of the anti-terrorist operation in the Slavânoserbska region. This information-analytical center of NATIONAL SECURITY and DEFENSE COUNCIL. "Today in the Slavânoserbska Russians built a checkpoint opposite the outpost of the National Guard. After that our law enforcement officers have offered to leave the outpost, under the threat that the Russian military convoy will pass through, and in the case of open fire in response, everything will be destroyed, "the statement said. Read: Disguised as "Ukrainians" Russian saboteurs strike fighters According...
  • New EU Sanctions to Stop Fundraising by 3 Russian Oil Giants

    09/07/2014 11:36:44 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Sept. 7, 2014 | Stephen Fidler and Laurence Norman
    New European Union sanctions on Russia will expand the number of Russian companies unable to raise money in the bloc's capital markets to include three major state-owned oil companies, according to documents seen by The Wall Street Journal.
  • Movement and accumulation of Russian armored vehicles in Ukraine continue(photo)

    Russian Federation continues the concentration of forces in the North conveyed the Crimea and performs the rotation of forces and equipment. Reported spokesman from information-analytical center of the NSDC: Andriy Lysenko. According to him, Russia peredyslokuvala across the Kerch ferry to the mainland of motorized infantry and artillery units that will be sent to the border with Ukraine on the territory of Rostov region, said "Ukrainian Pravda". Read takozhRF pulls armored vehicles to Ukrainian pohranpunktu "Red Talovka" "units of the Armed Forces are charged to administrative boundaries ARC Kherson region. During the last 2 days fixed rotation of personnel and...
  • NATO approves plans for rapid response force aimed at deterring Russia

    09/05/2014 1:18:32 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    foxnews.com/ ^ | September 05, 2014 | Associated Press
    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 the new unit would send a clear message to potential aggressors, namely Russia. "Should you even think of attacking one ally, you will be facing the whole alliance," he declared as a two-day NATO summit in southern Wales drew to a close.
  • Obama Promises to 'Deepen and Broaden' Sanctions Against Russia

    09/05/2014 1:11:30 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    abcnews ^ | Sep 5, 2014 | NOAH WEILAND
    Hours after the Ukrainian government and pro-Russia rebels agreed to a ceasefire after five months of fighting, President Obama told reporters at the NATO Summit in Newport, Wales, today that, “Our alliance is fully united in support of Ukraine's sovereignty." “The U.S. and Europe are finalizing measures to deepen and broaden our sanctions across Russia’s banking, energy, and defense sectors," he said. Obama announced that all NATO allies will provide security assistance to Ukraine, including support and care for Ukrainian troops. Obama reiterated that pro-Russian separatists must keep their commitments, even as European leaders plan to intensify sanctions against the...
  • STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN IN KYIV, UKRAINE

    09/04/2014 2:32:58 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    mccain.senate.gov ^ | Sep 04 2014 | SENATOR JOHN McCAIN
    Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today delivered the following statement at a press conference during his visit to Kyiv, Ukraine: “I am Senator John McCain, and it is always a pleasure to be back in Ukraine. “This is my fourth trip to Kyiv since brave Ukraine took to the Maidan last year to demonstrate for freedom and their country's independence. I keep coming back, and I am here now, because I believe what is happening in Ukraine is about far more than Ukraine. It is about the principles of international order that have brought peace and hope...
  • Nearly 1 in 10 California workers are in country illegally, study finds

    09/04/2014 9:36:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/4/14 | Kate Linthicum
    A report released Wednesday by researchers at USC found that immigrants who are in California illegally make up nearly 10% of the state's workforce and contribute $130 billion annually to its gross domestic product. The study, which was conducted in conjunction with the California Immigrant Policy Center, was based on census data and other statistics, including data from the Department of Labor and the Department of Homeland Security. It looked at a variety of ways the estimated 2.6 million immigrants living in California without permission participate in state life. FOR THE RECORD Sept. 3, 4:20 p.m.: An earlier version of...
  • UHHRU appeal to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

    09/04/2014 8:14:03 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The entire world has witnessed the armed invasion by the Russian Federation of Ukrainian territory. At first, with the use of Russian Federation forces the Crimea was seized and annexed. In order to conceal this crime Russia used quasi-legal justification in the form of a referendum in the Crimea on March 16 2014, in breach of Ukraine’s Constitution. Now Russia, without declaring war, has moved regular units of its armed forces into the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of eastern Ukraine with these engaging in battle with the Ukrainian armed forces. There are thousands of dead and wounded, with many civilian,...
  • Live Blog: Ukraine In Crisis

    09/04/2014 5:13:11 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL ^ | September 04, 2014 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty RFE/RL
    Latest News -- NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said ahead of a NATO summit in Wales that "Russia is attacking Ukraine" and continuing to destabilize the situation in eastern Ukraine despite a cease-fire plan proposed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. -- The European Commission, the EU's executive, has drafted proposals for a new round of sanctions against Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis. Proposals outlined in a document obtained by RFE/RL include adding Russian state-owned defense and oil companies to the state-owned banks already barred from EU capital markets, and increasing curbs on the export to Russia...
  • Heletej: Ukraine army defeated separatist and now faces Russian troops

    09/02/2014 6:27:37 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 17 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Monday 01 september, 2014, 17:57 | Zik TV
    Russia has lost the hybrid war in Donbas. Ukraine army has defeated the terrorists. That is why Kremlin was forced to move its regular troops to Donbas, Ukraine Defense Minister Valery Heletej writes in Facebook Sept. 1. The regular Russian troops are already in Donbas intending to increase its ground and advance on new territories of Ukraine, he says. A big war is on our threshold. Unfortunately, in such war the number of casualties may be in thousands and even tens of thousands, he says. Citing unofficial sources, the minister says Russia has already threatened us to use tactical nuclear...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of 'open aggression' as rebels advance

    09/01/2014 11:02:57 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 1, 2014 6:11am EDT | Pavel Polityuk and Polina Devitt
    (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and open aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffer major reverses in the war with pro-Moscow separatists. Ukraine's military said its forces had been ordered to pull back from a vital airport in the east of the country, near the city of Luhansk, where they had been battling a Russian tank battalion.
  • Exclusive: Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in single Ukraine battle - Russian rights activists

    08/30/2014 10:29:38 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:11pm EDT | Thomas Grove
    (Reuters) - More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a single battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing accounts from eyewitnesses and relatives of the dead.
  • UKRAINE Mariupol: More than a thousand lined in HUMAN CHAIN [Can NON-VIOLENT PROTEST STILL WORK?]

    Residents in the district of Mariupol East evening of August 30 lined up in a human chain The action involves more than one thousand. Persons, their number is growing, reports 0629 . Human chain comes to the checkpoint from the captured Russian troops Novoazovsk. Many brought with them the symbols of Ukraine, some protesters dressed in embroidered. Residents stood shoulder to shoulder in a line. It stretched for several kilometers. Thus Mariupol oppose military action in the city and hope to stop the Russian tanks. "We are for peace. We want to live in Ukraine. We do not want war,"...
  • UKRAINE: Inhabitants of Mariupol asked to defend the city from Russian army (S.O.S.)

    A battalion of the Dnepr-1 does not exclude the possibility that Russian troops may attack not only on land but also the sea Inhabitants of Mariupol is asked to defend the city from Russian army Right now in the locality of Markino go fighting. Locality protect fighters battalions Dnepr-1 and Donbass. The battalion reported 0629 Dnepr-1. Reported by Russia there was military equipment-about 30 tanks. Forces soldiers battalions were destroyed 5-6 tanks. In addition, the locality from North hauled force DNI. The shelling of houses in Markino. Residents sitting in basements. Also conducted the shelling of houses in Novoazovsk. At...
  • Putin's Plan? Or Kremlin Chaos?

    08/29/2014 6:11:56 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | August 29, 2014 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty
    Is that all just part of the plan? Or is Putin himself becoming erratic? And is the collective Putin coming unglued?
  • Over 100 Russian soldiers killed in eastern Ukraine: Russian rights activists

    08/28/2014 10:57:01 AM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Reporting by Thomas Grove; Editing by Christian Lowe
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 100 Russian soldiers were killed in eastern Ukraine in a battle this month while helping pro-Russian separatists fight Ukrainian troops, two members of the Russian presidential human rights council said on Thursday, citing accounts of eye-witness and relatives of the dead. Ella Polyakova and Sergei Krivenko, both members of the council, said around 300 people were also injured in the violence on Aug. 13 near the town of Snizhnye in Donetsk Province, when a column of trucks full of ammunition they were driving was hit by a sustained volley of Grad missiles. "A column of...
  • Russian media report 'invasion of Ukraine'

    08/28/2014 7:52:10 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 55 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 August 2014 Last updated at 08:32 ET | BBC
    Reports that Russian troops are intervening directly in the fighting in south-east Ukraine have started to appear in Russian media, despite repeated denials from the Kremlin. Newspapers and websites are quoting mainly Ukrainian and Western media reports about a Russian invasion, but some have also started to ask whether Moscow is now "fighting a war". Many Russian social media users, however, say they have no doubt that Ukraine has been "attacked". They echo sentiments in the Ukrainian twitter-sphere where #russiainvadesukraine, #StopPutin, and #UkraineUnderAttack have become the top trending hashtags.
  • Donbas Insurgent Leader Confirms: Thousands of Russian Army Soldiers Fighting in Ukraine (video)

    08/28/2014 7:42:34 AM PDT · by GeronL · 145 replies
    Ukraine Today ^ | Aug 28, 2014 | Ukraine Today
    Ukraine Today: A militant leader in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk has admitted that Russian soldiers are fighting among his forces in the insurgency. Alexander Zakharchenko, the prime minister of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic, told Russian media that between 3,000 and 4,000 Russian soldiers on leave from their posts have been fighting in the insurgency.
  • White House officials and Hispanic artists visit Concord elementary school

    08/28/2014 6:14:44 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 3 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 08/27/2014 | Theresa Harrington
    Although Meadow Homes Elementary is considered a low-performing campus in the Mt. Diablo school district, it shined in the eyes of White House officials and famous artists who visited Wednesday.
  • LIVE Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion

    08/28/2014 3:48:11 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    BBC ^ | LIVE | BBC
    Key Points Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Russia has sent troops to eastern Ukraine.Mr Poroshenko cancelled a trip to Turkey and called urgent meetings of officials to consider Ukraine's response.The accusation came as pro-Russian rebels seized control of Novoazovsk in the south-east, threatening to take the port of Mariupol next.Alexander Zakharchenko, a pro-Russian rebel leader in eastern Ukraine, said 3-4,000 Russian citizens were fighting with the rebels.The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe is holding urgent talks on the crisis.All times BST (GMT + 1 hour).
  • 'Russian troops deployed' in Ukraine - Poroshenko

    08/28/2014 3:43:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 August 2014 Last updated at 06:31 ET | BBC
    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has cancelled a visit to Turkey, citing "Russian troop deployments" in the east of the country. Mr Poroshenko said his place was in Kiev in view of a sharp deterioration in the situation in Donetsk region. His announcement came as pro-Russian rebels captured the seaside town of Novoazovsk and threatened to take the strategic port city of Mariupol. The rebel successes constitute the opening of a new front in the conflict. Mr Poroshenko said he was calling a meeting of the Ukrainian security council. He added that Ukraine would initiate an emergency session of the United...
  • Ukraine crisis: T-72 tank shoots hole in Russian denial

    08/28/2014 3:38:11 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 27 August 2014 | Jonathan Marcus BBC diplomatic correspondent
    Russia has consistently denied sending tanks into Ukraine, arguing that any vehicles used by separatist forces there must have been captured from the Ukrainian army itself. But now experts at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London have told the BBC that they have identified a Russian tank in a separatist column in eastern Ukraine that they say could only have come from across the border in Russia.
  • Russian Captured Paratroops Claim Innocence in Kiev News Conference

    08/27/2014 11:29:06 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | Aug. 28 2014 08:32 Aug. 28 2014 08:32 | Reuters
    A group of Russian paratroopers captured by Ukrainian forces gave a news conference on Wednesday in which they maintained their innocence.