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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]


 

Events

EventDateDescription
Al-Salam weapons deal21 December 2005 - 2017A large arms deal signed during the government of Tony Blair.
Iraq Inquiry24 November 2009 - 6 July 2016"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. Obama13 January 2012 - 28 April 2014The 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, indefininte detention of civilians based on vague allegations. The Court of Appeals struck down an initial agreement, and the US Supreme Court concurred, arguning that the plaintiffs could not prove they would be affected by the law, so had no standing to contest it.
Al-Sweady Inquiry2013 - December 2014
Saleh v. Bush13 March 2013 - 10 February 2017A 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 Yanukovitch19 February 2014 00:00:00 - PresentObama Warns President Yanukovitch against military action on the Maidan protesters.
Maidan sniper shootings20 February 2014 00:00:00 - Present53 people including 20 police officers killed by snipers during the Maidan protests.
EU-RF-Ukraine agreement21 February 2014 00:00:00 - PresentRepresentatives of the Russia Federation, the EU and Ukraine (President and opposition) meet in Kiev and reach agreement on the way forward
Yanukovitch deposed22 February 2014 00:00:00 - PresentVerkhovna Rada (The Ukraine Parliament) votes to depose duly elected President Viktor Yanukovitch
Joe Biden/Pledges support for Yatsenyuk28 February 2014 00:00:00 - PresentUS VP Joe Biden phones Arseniy Yatsenyuk to offer support and commend the Junta on its RESTRAINT - no kidding
Malaysia Airlines Flight 3708 March 2014A commercial airliner which went missing.
Crimea referendum16 March 2014 00:00:00 - PresentReferendum in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol on the future status of the peninsula
Crimea annexation announced18 March 2014 00:00:00 - PresentVladimir Putin announces the incorporation of Crimea into the Russian Federation following the referendum 2 days earlier
Ukraine troops leave Crimea24 March 2014 00:00:00 - PresentUkrainian troops leave Crimea. The pullout follows an order by Ukraine's acting President Olexander Turchynov
UN GA vote on Crimea27 March 2014 00:00:00 - PresentUN General Assembly adopts resolution calling upon states not to recognize changes in status of Crimea region
NATO suspends co-operation with Russia1 April 2014NATO foreign ministers suspend all practical civilian and military co-operation with Russia at a meeting in Brussels.
Flint water crisisApril 2014 - PresentA mass poisoning in Flint Michigan
Donbas govt bldgs occupied7 April 2014 00:00:00 - PresentProtesters occupy government buildings in the eastern cities of Donetsk, Luhansk and Kharkiv, calling for a referendum on independence.
Kiev Junta announces ATO15 April 2014 00:00:00 - PresentActing President, Olexander Turchynov, announces start of "anti-terrorist operation" against Donbas protestors.
Sinking of MV Sewol16 April 2014 09:00:00 - 16 April 2014 11:30:00A ferry sinking which killed hundreds of schoolchildren. Officially, an accident.
2014 Ukraine coup/Geneva agreement17 April 2014 00:00:00 - PresentUkraine, Russia, EU and US diplomats meet in Geneva to discuss the crisis in Ukraine. Agreed statement issued.
2014 Ukraine coup/Forged antisemitic leaflets19 April 2014 00:00:00 - PresentThreatening anti-Semitic leaflets distributed in Donetsk. They are quickly revealed as forgeries designed to discredit the rebels
Massacre in Odessa2 May 2014 00:00:00 - PresentEvents 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 Crimea9 May 2014 00:00:00 - PresentPresident Vladimir Putin makes his first visit to Crimea since its incorporation back into Russia in March
Donbas status referenda11 May 2014 00:00:00 - PresentReferendums on the future status of the Donesk and Luhansk Oblasts in Eastern Ukraine take place
Yanukovych statement12 May 2014 00:00:00 - PresentOusted President Yanukovych issues a statement on the referendums conducted in Eastern Ukraine the previous day
Ukraine/2014 presidential election25 May 2014 00:00:00 - PresentElections 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/201429 May 2014 - 1 June 2014
Poroshenko inauguration7 June 2014 00:00:00 - PresentPyotr 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 attack14 June 2014 00:00:00 - PresentThe Russian embassy in Kiev is subjected to sustained attack by protestors while the Ukrainian police look on
Report of Junta using civilian planes as cover18 June 2014 00:00:00 - PresentMilitia Soldier - Elena, from Sloviansk tells of Ukrainian fighter planes using civilian airliners as cover prior to attacking the city
2014 Australia turboprop drug bust8 July 201435 kg of heroin were accidentally found by local police aboard a CIA plane
Gaza War 20148 July 2014 - 26 August 2014
Antonov 26 19 blue downed14 July 2014 12:00:00 - PresentAntonov 26 transport plane of the Ukrainian Air Force crashed near Izvaryne
Mil SitRep for MH17 area15 July 2014 01:00:00 - 17 July 2014 01:00:00Military Situation report for the MH17 area
UKr BUK on TV16 July 2014 12:00:00 - PresentUkraine army Buk system footage day before shooting down Flight MH17 - English Subtitles
1st Ukr SU-25 downed16 July 2014 16:00:00 - PresentShot down near Gorlovki/Gorlovka/Horlivka
2014 Ukraine coup/ATO map 16 JUL 201416 July 2014 23:59:00 - PresentMilitary situation in Donbass at 16 JUL 2014
Malaysia Airlines Flight 1717 July 2014A Boeing 777-200 plane, which crashed in the Ukraine, east of Donetsk on 17 July 2014, killing all 298 on board.
Ukr SBU comms intercepts17 July 2014 01:00:00 - PresentAlleged SSU, radio interception of conversations between "terrorists", "Boeing-777" plane crash (YouTube upload time approx)
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17/Leaves departure gate17 July 2014 10:14:00Aircraft leaves the departure gate at Amsterdam's Schipol airport
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17/Takeoff17 July 2014 10:30:00The aircraft became airborne from Schipol runway 36C
Cruising altitude reached17 July 2014 10:53:00 - PresentAircraft reaches cruising altitude of FL310 (31,000 ft)
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17/First altitude change17 July 2014 12:01:00 - PresentJust prior to entering Ukrainian airspace, the flight climbed to FL330 (33,000 ft)
Weather conditions17 July 2014 13:00:00 - PresentMap compiled from ICAO weather station data at 13:00 UTC
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17/Last ADS-B contact17 July 2014 13:21:28 - PresentLast contact by the ADS-B (Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) of flight tracking web sites.
Strelkov shoot-down post17 July 2014 13:50:00 - PresentPost 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 confirmed17 July 2014 14:15:00 - PresentMAS confirms it received notification from Ukrainian ATC that it had lost contact with MH17
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17/First reports of crash17 July 2014 15:24:00 - PresentFirst reports come from an "aviation source" quoted by the Russian Interfax news agency
Kiev says shot down17 July 2014 15:40:00 - PresentInterfax-Ukraine News Agency quotes Anton Gerashchenko, a Ukrainian interior ministry official, as saying: "Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 shot down over eastern Ukraine by militants"
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New Groups

GroupImageDateTypeDescription
Centre for the Response to Radicalisation and TerrorismCentre for the Response to Radicalisation and Terrorism.jpg2014 - Present
Macro Advisory PartnersGroup.png2014 - PresentCommercial
Mayday Rescue FoundationGroup.png2014 - Present
South FrontSouth Front logo (2016).jpg2014 - PresentAnalytical project
Jews for justice for GermansJfjfg.jpgJuly 2014 - PresentPressure 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.jpg19 August 2014 - Present
Counter Extremism ProjectCounter Extremism Project Logo.png22 September 2014 - Present
 

New Websites

EventImageDateURLDescription
The InterceptThe Intercept.jpg2014 - Presenthttps://theintercept.com/Pierre Omidyar's website that has published a selection of documents from Edward Snowden.
Linguistic DeterminismWebsite.png2014 - Presenthttp://linguistic-determinism-art-language.blogspot.co.uk/
SearxLogo searx a.png2014 - Presenthttps://searx.meAn open source decentralised search engine
BellingcatBellingcat.png2014 - Presenthttps://bellingcat.comSelf described as a "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.png2 March 2014 - Presenthttps://www.stopfake.orgSpooky website to counter "Russian propaganda" backed by the Integrity Initiative.
Middle East EyeWebsite.pngApril 2014 - Presenthttps://www.middleeasteye.net/Online media outlet
Vera Graziadei blogVeraGraziadeiHeader.pngJune 2014 - Presenthttp://veragraziadei.wordpress.com/Blog of Vera Graziadei
Russia InsiderRussia Insider.pngSeptember 2014 - Presenthttps://russia-insider.com/
Skeptical about skepticsWebsite.png3 October 2014 - Presenthttp://www.skepticalaboutskeptics.org/A site dedicated to countering dogmatic, ill informed attacks leveled by self-styled skeptics on pioneering scientific research and researchers
 

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

Deaths

TitleBornDiedPlace of deathCause of deathSummaryDescription
François de Rose19102014
Christopher Jeans1945January 2014Producer
Editor
Thomas Patrick Melady4 March 19276 January 2014Washington DC
US
Brain cancerDiplomat
Author
Thomas V. Jones21 July 19207 January 2014Businessperson
Ariel Sharon26 February 192811 January 2014Ramat Gan
Israel
Soldier
Politician
Fritz Molden8 April 192411 January 2014Schwaz
Tirol
Austria
Journalist
Author
Publisher
Diplomat
Alistair McAlpine14 May 194217 January 2014
Otis G. Pike31 August 192120 January 2014Vero Beach
Florida
Beurt SerVaas19192 February 2014Politician
Businessperson
Barry Rubin28 January 19503 February 2014Academic
Author
Shirley Temple23 April 192810 February 2014Woodside
California
United States
Actor
Diplomat
Steven Dale Green2 May 198518 February 2014Lexington
Kentucky
Tennant Bagley11 November 192520 February 2014Brussels
Belgium
Spook
Gordon Douglas Brown21 February 2014WhistleblowerExposed massive corruption by De Beers
Autumn Radtke28 February 2014fallBusinesspersonA 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 2014Cahors
France
Soldier
Politician
Samuel Lewis1 October 193010 March 2014Diplomat
Tony Benn3 April 192514 March 2014London
UK
United Kingdom
Politician
Fred de Brouwer14 March 2014
Jose Medeiros Ferreira194218 March 2014Lisbon
Portugal
Politician
Academic
Lawrence Walsh8 January 191219 March 2014Nichols Hills
Oklahoma
Lawyer
Judge
Robert Strauss19 October 191819 March 2014Washington DC
D.C
United States
Diplomat
Murray Weidenbaum10 February 192720 March 2014Clayton
Missouri
United States
James R. Schlesinger15 February 192927 March 2014Baltimore
Maryland
United States
pneumonia
Charles Keating4 December 192331 March 2014Phoenix Program
Arizona
United States
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 2014Calistoga
California
Activist
Author
Talk show host
Narcotics investigator
Paulo Malhães17 April 193825 April 2014Sao Paolo
Brazil
TorturerAdmitted torturing and murdering dissidents
Vasco Graça Moura3 January 194227 April 2014Lisbon
Portugal
Lawyer
Author
Translator
Politician
Andreas Gerwig10 November 192830 April 2014EbendaPolitician
Kenneth Tomlinson3 August 19441 May 2014Editor
Lynn R. Williams21 July 19245 May 2014
Umberto Cappuzzo30 April 192213 May 2014Rome
Italy
SoldierSenior Italian military leader and Le Cercle attendee.
Jean-Luc Dehaene7 August 194015 May 2014Quimper
France
Politician
Joel Bainerman195731 May 2014Author
Economist
Eldon Griffiths25 May 19253 June 2014Editor
Politician
Reiulf Steen16 August 19335 June 2014Oslo
Norway
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 2014Maine
US
Academic
Howard Baker15 November 192526 June 2014Huntsville
Tennessee
United States
Richard Mellon Scaife3 July 19324 July 2014Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
United States
Businessperson
John Seigenthaler27 July 192711 July 2014Nashville
Tennessee
United States
Editor
Alan Greenberg3 September 192725 July 2014Manhattan
New York
Banker
Robin Ibbs21 April 192627 July 2014Banker
Lawyer
Mariner
Businessperson
Martin John Rogers1960September 2014Maryland
US
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
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio's 17th district
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