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The burnt out Euromaidan in Kiev.jpg
The burnt out Euromaidan in Kiev, Feb. 20, 2014.

2014 saw the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

Peer-reviewed Research into Oligarchy

In the fall of 2014, the academic journal Perspectives on Politics published Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens, the first academic study of whether the US was a de facto democracy - i.e. whether the will of the people influenced whether legislation got enacted.[1] It began by asking "Who governs? Who really rules? To what extent is the broad body of U.S. citizens sovereign, semi-sovereign, or largely powerless?" and concluded that "Despite the seemingly strong empirical support in previous studies for theories of majoritarian democracy, our analyses suggest that majorities of the American public actually have little influence over the policies our government adopts."[2] This was not followed up on by commercially-controlled media and as of December 2017, it was still the only paper on this topic.[3]

In 2014, the amount of theft by government exceeded that from burglars

 

Events

EventDateDescription
Al-Salam weapons dealA large arms deal signed during the government of Tony Blair.
Iraq Inquiry"The point of the delay is to give the impression Chilcot has been absolutely painstaking and therefore the bucket of whitewash he will throw cannot be hiding anything. Do not be fooled." (Craig Murray)
Hedges v. ObamaThe plaintiffs challenged the 2012 NDAA contending that indefinite detention on "suspicion of providing substantial support" to groups such as al-Qaeda and the Taliban was so vague as to allow unconstitutional, indefinite detention of civilians based on vague allegations. The Court of Appeals struck down an initial agreement, and the US Supreme Court concurred, arguing that the plaintiffs could not prove they would be affected by the law, so had no standing to contest it.
Al-Sweady Inquiry
Saleh v. BushA legal claim that the Iraq war was an illegal act of aggression, dismissed in 2017 by the Westfall Act since it was carried out by US government employees within the scope of their employment.
Obama warns YanukovitchObama Warns President Yanukovitch against military action on the Maidan protesters.
Maidan sniper shootings53 people including 20 police officers killed by snipers during the Maidan protests.
EU-RF-Ukraine agreementRepresentatives of the Russia Federation, the EU and Ukraine (President and opposition) meet in Kiev and reach agreement on the way forward
Yanukovitch deposedVerkhovna Rada (The Ukraine Parliament) votes to depose duly elected President Viktor Yanukovitch
Joe Biden/Pledges support for YatsenyukUS VP Joe Biden phones Arseniy Yatsenyuk to offer support and commend the Junta on its RESTRAINT - no kidding
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370A commercial airliner which went missing.
Crimea referendumReferendum in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol on the future status of the peninsula
Crimea annexation announcedVladimir Putin announces the incorporation of Crimea into the Russian Federation following the referendum 2 days earlier
Ukraine troops leave CrimeaUkrainian troops leave Crimea. The pullout follows an order by Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov
UN GA vote on CrimeaUN General Assembly adopts resolution calling upon states not to recognize changes in status of Crimea region
Flint water crisisA mass poisoning in Flint Michigan
NATO suspends co-operation with RussiaNATO foreign ministers suspend all practical civilian and military co-operation with Russia at a meeting in Brussels.
Donbas govt bldgs occupiedProtesters occupy government buildings in the eastern cities of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv, calling for a referendum on independence.
Kiev Junta announces ATOActing President, Olexander Turchynov, announces start of "anti-terrorist operation" against Donbas protestors.
Sinking of MV SewolA ferry sinking which killed hundreds of schoolchildren. Officially, an accident.
2014 Ukraine coup/Geneva agreementUkraine, Russia, EU and US diplomats meet in Geneva to discuss the crisis in Ukraine. Agreed statement issued.
2014 Ukraine coup/Forged antisemitic leafletsThreatening anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Donetsk. They are quickly revealed as forgeries designed to discredit the rebels
Massacre in OdessaEvents in Odessa culminated in the deaths of 48 (official narrative) and up to 120 (evidence-based alternative narrative) anti-Kiev Junta demonstrators by fire, gun-shots and beatings in and around the Odessa Trade Union building.
Putin visits CrimeaPresident Vladimir Putin makes his first visit to Crimea since its incorporation back into Russia in March
Donbas status referendaReferendums on the future status of the Donesk and Luhansk Oblasts in Eastern Ukraine take place
Yanukovych statementOusted President Yanukovych issues a statement on the referendums conducted in Eastern Ukraine the previous day
Ukraine/2014 presidential electionElections for a new president of Ukraine in spite of the fact that the existing President Yanukovitch had not resigned nor been legally removed by due constitutional process
Bilderberg/2014
Poroshenko inaugurationPyotr Poroshenko sworn in as fifth President of Ukraine following his victory at the elections of 25 May 2014 which were boycotted by much of the South-East of the country
Russian embassy attackThe Russian embassy in Kiev is subjected to sustained attack by protestors while the Ukrainian police look on
Report of Junta using civilian planes as coverMilitia Soldier - Elena, from Sloviansk tells of Ukrainian fighter planes using civilian airliners as cover prior to attacking the city
Le Cercle/2014 (London)Dates include June 20 but are uncertain
2014 Australia turboprop drug bust35 kg of heroin were accidentally found by local police aboard a CIA plane
Gaza War 2014
Antonov 26 19 blue downedAntonov 26 transport plane of the Ukrainian Air Force crashed near Izvaryne
Mil SitRep for MH17 areaMilitary Situation report for the MH17 area
UKr BUK on TVUkraine army Buk system footage day before shooting down Flight MH17 - English Subtitles
1st Ukr SU-25 downedShot down near Gorlovki/Gorlovka/Horlivka
2014 Ukraine coup/ATO map 16 JUL 2014Military situation in Donbass at 16 JUL 2014
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17A Boeing 777-200 plane, which crashed in the Ukraine, east of Donetsk on 17 July 2014, killing all 298 on board.
Ukr SBU comms interceptsAlleged SSU, radio interception of conversations between "terrorists", "Boeing-777" plane crash (YouTube upload time approx)
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17/Leaves departure gateAircraft leaves the departure gate at Amsterdam's Schipol airport
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17/TakeoffThe aircraft became airborne from Schipol runway 36C
Cruising altitude reachedAircraft reaches cruising altitude of FL310 (31,000 ft)
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17/First altitude changeJust prior to entering Ukrainian airspace, the flight climbed to FL330 (33,000 ft)
Weather conditionsMap compiled from ICAO weather station data at 13:00 UTC
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17/Last ADS-B contactLast contact by the ADS-B (Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) of flight tracking web sites.
Strelkov shoot-down postPost on VK.com, purporting to be by Igor Strelkov, claiming to have shot down a Ukrainian AN26 transport plane
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17/ATC lost contact confirmedMAS confirms it received notification from Ukrainian ATC that it had lost contact with MH17
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17/First reports of crashFirst reports come from an "aviation source" quoted by the Russian Interfax news agency
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New Groups

GroupImageTypeDescription
Macro Advisory PartnersGroup.pngCommercial
South FrontSouth Front logo (2016).jpgAnalytical project
Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and TerrorismCentre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism.jpg
Mayday Rescue FoundationGroup.png
Warsaw InstituteGroup.png
Jews for justice for GermansJfjfg.jpgPressure groupA deliberately tongue-in-cheek attention-grabbing name for a group that understands the gross injustices that Germany and Germans have been subjected to at the hands of Jewish-dominated interests for the greater part of the 20th century and especially over their alleged responsibility for both world wars and the horrors accompanying them.
Moonscape VenturesMoonscape Ventures.jpg
Counter Extremism ProjectCounter Extremism Project Logo.png

 

New Websites

EventImageURLDescription
The InterceptThe Intercept.jpghttps://theintercept.com/Pierre Omidyar's website that has published a selection of documents from Edward Snowden.
Linguistic DeterminismWebsite.pnghttp://linguistic-determinism-art-language.blogspot.co.uk/
Fort RussWebsite.pnghttps://www.fort-russ.comNamed as an outlet of "Fake News" by PropOrNot.
SearxLogo searx a.pnghttps://searx.meAn open source decentralised search engine
BellingcatBellingcat.pnghttps://bellingcat.comSelf=styled "Site for citizen investigations of current events using open source information". Begun by Eliot Higgins and "8 volunteers" and allegedly funded by a Kickstarter campaign.
StopFakeStopfake logo.pnghttps://www.stopfake.orgSpooky website to counter "Russian propaganda" backed by the Integrity Initiative.
Middle East EyeWebsite.pnghttps://www.middleeasteye.net/Online media outlet
Vera Graziadei blogVeraGraziadeiHeader.pnghttp://veragraziadei.wordpress.com/Blog of Vera Graziadei
Russia InsiderRussia Insider.pnghttps://russia-insider.com/
Skeptical about skepticsWebsite.pnghttp://www.skepticalaboutskeptics.org/A site dedicated to countering dogmatic, ill informed attacks leveled by self-styled skeptics on pioneering scientific research and researchers
NewColdWar.orgNewcoldwar.pnghttps://www.newcoldwar.orgNamed as an outlet of "Fake News" by PropOrNot.

 

==Groups that were Wound Up==  ==Quotations== 

Deaths

TitleBornDiedPlace of deathCause of deathSummaryDescription
François de Rose19102014
Christopher Jeans1945January 2014Editor
Producer
Thomas Patrick Melady4 March 19276 January 2014US
Washington DC
CancerAuthor
Diplomat
Thomas V. Jones21 July 19207 January 2014Businessperson
Fritz Molden8 April 192411 January 2014Austria
Schwaz
Tirol
Author
Diplomat
Journalist
Publisher
Ariel Sharon26 February 192811 January 2014Israel
Ramat Gan
Soldier
Politician
Alistair McAlpine14 May 194217 January 2014
Otis G. Pike31 August 192120 January 2014Florida
Vero Beach
Beurt SerVaas19192 February 2014Politician
Businessperson
Barry Rubin28 January 19503 February 2014Author
Academic
Shirley Temple23 April 192810 February 2014California
Woodside
U.S.
Diplomat
Actor
Steven Dale Green2 May 198518 February 2014Kentucky
Lexington
A US soldier convicted of raping and murdering an Iraqi girl.
Tennant Bagley11 November 192520 February 2014Belgium
Brussels
Spook
Gordon Douglas Brown21 February 2014WhistleblowerExposed massive corruption by De Beers
Autumn Radtke28 February 2014FallingBusinesspersonA tech-valley CEO of a bitcoin exchange who died a violent death, allegedly suicide.
John Wilkinson23 September 19401 March 2014Isle of ManPolitician
Maurice Faure2 January 19226 March 2014France
Cahors
Soldier
Politician
Samuel Lewis1 October 193010 March 2014Diplomat
Tony Benn3 April 192514 March 2014London
UK
England
Politician
Fred de Brouwer14 March 2014
Jose Medeiros Ferreira194218 March 2014Portugal
Lisbon
Politician
Academic
Lawrence Walsh8 January 191219 March 2014Oklahoma
Nichols Hills
Lawyer
Judge
Robert Strauss19 October 191819 March 2014Washington DC
D.C
U.S.
Diplomat
Murray Weidenbaum10 February 192720 March 2014Missouri
Clayton
U.S.
James R. Schlesinger15 February 192927 March 2014Maryland
Baltimore
U.S.
Pneumonia
Charles Keating4 December 192331 March 2014Phoenix Program
Arizona
U.S.
Fraudster
Swimmer
Maybe the highest profile player who was jailed for his part in the Savings and loan fraud.
John JudgeApril 2014Washington DCResearcher
Activist
Michael Ruppert3 February 195113 April 2014California
Calistoga
Author
Activist
Narcotics investigator
Talk show host
9-11 Dissident
Former cop who famously confronted John Deutch about CIA drug dealing. Later became a dissident journalist.
Paulo Malhães17 April 193825 April 2014Brazil
Sao Paolo
TorturerAdmitted torturing and murdering dissidents
Vasco Graça Moura3 January 194227 April 2014Portugal
Lisbon
Author
Politician
Lawyer
Translator
Andreas Gerwig10 November 192830 April 2014EbendaPolitician
Kenneth Tomlinson3 August 19441 May 2014Editor
Lynn R. Williams21 July 19245 May 2014
Umberto Cappuzzo30 April 192213 May 2014Italy
Rome
SoldierSenior Italian military leader and Le Cercle attendee.
Jean-Luc Dehaene7 August 194015 May 2014France
Quimper
Politician
Joel Bainerman195731 May 2014Author
Economist
Eldon Griffiths25 May 19253 June 2014Politician
Editor
Reiulf Steen16 August 19335 June 2014Norway
Oslo
Politician
Jean-François Probst8 March 194912 June 2014PoliticianCercle visitor.
Asher Ben-Natan15 February 192117 June 2014Diplomat
Avraham Shalom7 July 192819 June 2014Spook
Fouad Ajami18 September 194522 June 2014US
Maine
Academic
Howard Baker15 November 192526 June 2014Tennessee
Huntsville
U.S.
Richard Mellon Scaife3 July 19324 July 2014Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
U.S.
Businessperson
John Seigenthaler27 July 192711 July 2014Tennessee
Nashville
U.S.
Editor
Alan Greenberg3 September 192725 July 2014New York
Manhattan
Banker
Robin Ibbs21 April 192627 July 2014Banker
Lawyer
Mariner
Businessperson
Martin John Rogers1960September 2014US
Maryland
UncertainResearcherA researcher into tropical diseases, particularly malaria, who suddenly disappeared without apparent explanation about 14 days before being found dead by his wrecked car.
Mike Harari18 February 192721 September 2014Tel AvivSpook
Jim Traficant8 May 194127 September 2014Poland
Ohio
ActivistBegan a grassroots campaign in July 2014 to, among other things, try to abolish the Federal Reserve. Died in September 2014.
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