Wednesday, 3 March 2010

News For March 03, 2010

Statement From The Afghan Resistance

By Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

The ban on independent mass media outlets by the Puppet Administration is, in fact, an effort by the surrogates to put a clout on their failure and shameful fiascos, which they face during confrontations with the Mujahideen in every part of the country. Continue

The Assassinations of Americans

Congressman Ron Paul
- Video

Congressman Paul speaks on the floor about assassinations of Americans by their own government. Continue

Dubai Seeks Netanyahu's Arrest Over Murder of Hamas Man

By Reuters

Dubai has asked the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to look into prepaid cards issued by the Meta Financial Group's MetaBank which the suspects used, a United Arab Emirates newspaper said. Continue

Mossad Comes to America:

Death Squads by Invitation

By James Petras

The American Zionist propaganda campaign in defense of Israeli state terror and, specifically, Mossad’s murder of a Hamas leader in Dubai, relies on lies, evasions and specious legal arguments. Continue

Germany's Fear of Finkelstein

By By Ali Fathollah-Nejad

“Some Germans seem determined that their fellow German citizens only hear opinions on the Israel-Palestine conflict that support the policies of the Israeli government. Such intolerance is not good for Palestinians who are living under a brutal military occupation. It is not good for Germans who want their country to support human rights and international law. " Continue

Study Links Religion and Racism

By Carl Marziali

A meta-analysis of 55 independent studies carried out in the United States with more than 20,000 mostly Christian participants has found that members of religious congregations tend to harbor prejudiced views of other races. Continue

Is The Recovery Real?

By Paul Craig Roberts

A desperate government, which has wasted $3 trillion invading countries that pose no danger to the U.S. and wasted more trillions of dollars combatting a crisis brought on by the government’s failure to regulate the financial sector, is likely to steal people’s pensions as well as to gut Social Security and Medicare. Continue

Obama's Budget Revealed:
Money for Wars and Weapons, While More Americans Face Joblessness and Hunger

By Jo Comerford

The latest federal budget opens the American public to yet more pain, while shielding the military and the rest of the national security establishment from the same. Continue

Economists: Another Financial Crisis on the Way

By Matthew Jaffe

Even as many Americans still struggle to recover from the country's worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, another crisis -- one that will be even worse than the current one -- is looming, according to a new report from a group of leading economists, financiers, and former federal regulators. Continue

Filmmaker Michael Moore on Capitalism: A Love Story


What is the price that America - and the rest of the world - pays for its love of capitalism? Continue

From New York to Liberia: Vulture Funds Preying on African Debt:

BBC Video Report

Investigative journalist Greg Palast traveled to the West African country of Liberia to investigate how vulture funds have been operating there and why Liberia lost a $20 million case against two vulture funds in a British court. Continue

Three suicide bombs kill 32 ahead of Iraqi vote: Three suicide bombers - including one who sneaked his explosives into a hospital - killed at least 32 people Wednesday in a former insurgent stronghold northeast of Baghdad, sending a deadly signal ahead of Iraq's weekend elections.
Despite 935 documented lies, Rove book insists Iraq war was justified: The former White House political adviser blames himself for not pushing back against claims that President George W. Bush had taken the country to war under false pretenses, calling it one of the worst mistakes he made during the Bush presidency.
Iraq renews Moqtada al-Sadr, arrest warrant in leadup to election: In a surprise move ahead of weekend elections, Iraq's highest judicial body has renewed an arrest warrant against an anti-United States Shiite leader for the murder of a moderate cleric nearly seven years ago.
Layla Anwar: Democracy - What Democracy ?: Frankly anyone who believes that -- the about to take place elections is an exercise in Democracy, is a bloody lunatic..
UK violated jailed Iraqis' rights: Faisal Al Saadoon and Khalaf Mufdhi, former officials of Saddam Hussein's Baath party, have been detained for six years and are currently held in Rusafa jail near Baghdad. The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg unanimously found the pair were "at real risk of being subjected to an unfair trial followed by execution by hanging" in Iraq, reversing a decision made at the High Court in London.
7 occupying troops killed in Afghanistan in 48 hours: The US-led International Security Assistance Force says seven of its soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan over the past 48 hours.
Kabul says no charges for Taliban leader: AFGHANISTAN yesterday said it had not decided whether to charge the captured Taliban deputy leader and military commander with any crimes, an apparent bid to circumvent Pakistani rulings that he could not be extradited.
In Afghanistan, Karzai's invitation to Taliban creates discord and confusion: Afghan President Hamid Karzai's public invitation to the Taliban to attend a peace conference this spring has sparked disagreement and confusion among the many players in Afghanistan over the shape and speed of negotiations and what they should ultimately accomplish.
70 percent of Afghan police recruits drop out: US trainer: The high drop-out rate meant that in order to grow the Afghan police and army from their current level of about 200,000 to 300,000, far more than 100,000 recruits would be required because many would fall by the wayside.
Pakistan army operation 'kills 38 militants': Independent confirmation of casualty figures released by the military are impossible to confirm as operations take place in closed areas.
Militants attack checkpost in Waziristan, soldier killed: A soldier was killed and another was wounded on Wednesday when militants attacked a security checkpost in South Waziristan tribal agency of Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan, said officials.
'US killed 1200 people in Pakistan in 6 years': In a report issued on Tuesday, the New American Foundation said that the US military has launched 114 airstrikes in Pakistan since 2004 and stated that one third of the people who have been killed were Pakistani civilians.
General Hamid Gol Blames US for Provoking Unrests in Iran: Former Director of Pakistan's Military Intelligence Organization General Hamid Gol blamed the US for creating and training different extremist and terrorist groups in the region, saying Washington is seeking to destabilize the region, specially Iran, through the measure.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran: Prof. Inbar: Iran Must be Attacked – Sanctions are not Effective: Inbar said that sanctions are unlikely to be effective. "The evidence from other countries shows that sanctions do not work, especially when we see a regime that has great determination to pursue its policy. This regime believes that a nuclear weapon is an insurance policy for its survival. And nothing will change that, unless someone will take military action."
In case you missed it: Does Iran's President Want Israel Wiped Off The Map -:An analysis of media rhetoric on its way to war against Iran - Commenting on the alleged statements of Iran's President Ahmadinejad .
US, EU toughen sanctions stance against Iran: US says has 'no choice' but for 'deeper' sanctions against Iran as EU calls for 'clear response'.
Brazil cool to Clinton on new Iran sanctions: Brazil on Wednesday renewed opposition to fresh sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, dealing a blow to visiting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton even before she could make the case for new penalties.
Iran, Seven faces of civilization: A documentary revealing the gems of Iranian Civilizations
UN envoy: Gaza an open-air prison: John Holmes, the United Nation's humanitarian chief, has revisited the Gaza Strip, a year after Israel's assault on the territory ended. He told Al Jazeera that it was disappointing how little has changed since the war and that there has been no real possibility of reconstruction, mainly because of Israel's siege of the Strip.
Israeli PM: Israel must keep occupied Jordan Valley: Israel won't pull out of a key part of the occupied West Bank even if there's a peace agreement with the Palestinians, the prime minister told a parliamentary committee on Tuesday.
Arab League backs Middle East talks: The foreign ministers of Arab states agreed to give the diplomatic initiative a four-month window at a meeting in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
Dubai: Israeli premier faces arrest: Dhahi Khalfan Tamim told Al Jazeera he would ask the Dubai prosecutor to issue arrest warrants for Binyamin Netanyahu and Meir Dagan this week
Israel-U.S. startup linked to Dubai hit: Police claim 13 suspects in the assassination of Hamas use cards issued by Tel Aviv-based firm.
Muslim woman barred from flight for refusing ‘naked’ scan: They are the first to refuse to pass through the £80,000 scanner, introduced by the government at Heathrow and Manchester airports last month. The X-ray machines allow security staff to see a ‘naked’ image of passengers to show up hidden weapons and explosives.
From New York to Liberia: Vulture Funds Preying on African Debt: Investigative journalist Greg Palast traveled to the West African country of Liberia to investigate how vulture funds have been operating there and why Liberia lost a $20 million case against two vulture funds in a British court.
'US debt-based money printing biggest theft in history': Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asserts that the lingering global financial crisis has exposed the dark side of the capitalist economic system in the West, adding that the US will go down in history as the biggest-ever thief.
'Buy farmland and gold,' advises Dr Doom: The world’s most powerful investors have been advised to buy farmland, stock up on gold and prepare for a “dirty war” by Marc Faber, the notoriously bearish market pundit, who predicted the 1987 stock market crash.
Unemployment Rate Falls in January? Despite the mixed numbers, a growing chorus of economists and labor market analysts say the unemployment picture in the United States is actually far worse. They argue that the Labor Department routinely undercounts the number of unemployed in this country
Mass Layoffs Increase in January: Employers laid-off 182,261 workers, seasonally adjusted, in 1,761 mass layoff events last month, the Labor Department said Tuesday. A mass layoff is when a single employer terminates at least 50 people.
Postal Service to shed another 30,000 jobs: The U.S. Postal Service said on Tuesday that it would reduce its workforce by another 30,000 positions and slash overtime this year in an effort to reduce costs.
15,000 S.F. workers face layoffs, shorter weeks: More than 15,000 San Francisco city workers across all departments will receive layoff notices Friday, and most of them will have the option of being rehired to work a shorter week, Mayor Gavin Newsom said Tuesday.
More consumers file for bankruptcy protection: The economic recovery effort has not slowed consumer bankruptcy filings. They surged 14% in February compared with a year earlier, according to the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Detroit homes sell for $1 amid mortgage and car industry crisis: One in five houses left empty as foreclosures mount and property prices drop by 80%

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