Uri Avnery, 25/07/15
[The author is a former member of the Irgun, a hero of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, a former member of the Israeli Knesset, and Israel’s leading peace advocate. His awe inspiring biography can be found here.]
He has practically declared war on the President of the United States, the Leader of the Free World, the Supreme Protector of the Jewish State.
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Stephan A. Schwartz
This report of course has received no attention from U.S. corporate media, but I take it as a big datapoint on what is going to become a major trend: the electrification of commercial vehicles of all kinds. As the article points out most of the long term cost of a commercial bus is in the fuel it burns. So electric buses, which don’t burn carbon energy, will be notably cheaper. What should also be noted is that the technology is Chinese. The Chinese like most of the rest of the world except the U.S., take infrastructure seriously, including commercial transportation networks from planes to trains to buses. While we are burning our money in the bonfire of war, China is building and upgrading infrastructure. And they are going to make billions and billions of dollars outfitting the buses and taxis of the post-carbon world, while the U.S. plays catch-up. The problem America’s mega corporations have is that they are inherently wedded to the past, because the past is when their installed network was built, and they want to protect and prolong that investment.
Chinese-built zero-emissions electric bus prepares for service in London
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,08 Wild Cards
The next attache from DHS will have their work cut out for them.
In Mexico, escaped ‘El Chapo’ is folk hero no. 1
For many Mexicans, he is an unusual combination of Robin Hood and billionaire.
He fought the law, and he won. He beat what many Mexicans see as a corrupt and feckless governing class.
Ukraine Merges Nazis and Islamists
Exclusive: Ukraine’s post-coup regime is now melding neo-Nazi storm troopers with Islamic militants – called “brothers” of the hyper-violent Islamic State – stirring up a hellish “death squad” brew to kill ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine, on Russia’s border, reports Robert Parry.
So, the underlying message seems to be that it’s time for the American people and the European public to step up their financial and military support for a Ukrainian regime that has unleashed on ethnic Russians a combined force of Nazis, white supremacists and Islamic militants (considered “brothers” of the Islamic State).