Wednesday, 3 November 2010

News For November 03, 2010

For Afghans Obama is the 'Second Bush'

By Malalai Joya in Kabul

Any hope I had in the ballot box bringing change in Afghanistan is gone. Continue

Imperialism, Islamophobia, and Torture

By Adam Hudson

Racism is not just an individual problem of prejudice or hate. It is an ideology used to justify systems of hegemony and oppression. Continue

The Party Game Is Over. Stand And Fight

By John Pilger

There is no other way now. Direct action. Civil disobedience. Unerring. Read Shelley and do it. Continue

Israel Suspends 'Dialogue' with UK

By Al-Jazeera

Strategic dialogue postponed in protest at law that allows British courts to prosecute Israeli officials for war crimes. Continue

Who Has The Crystal Ball?

By Paul Craig Roberts

Congress did not write the PATRIOT Act. It was written in advance of 9/11 awaiting its opportunity. Continue

Might Is Right

By Paul Craig Roberts

The US is a morally bankrupt, self-righteous country that believes that might is right. Continue

Jon Stewart and the Left

By William Blum

The left in America is desperate; desperate for someone who can inspire them, if not lead them to a better world; or at least make them laugh. Continue

Nov. 2: The Death Knell of Corporate Liberalism

By Matthew Rothschild

I’m tired of the Democratic Party’s excuses, and Barack Obama’s apologists. Continue

Now That The Elections Are Over
What Kind of Economy Did Americans Vote For?

By Danny Schechter

We are all, in blue states and red states, still stuck with profound economic challenges that are deeper than most of us know. Continue

US Is Not Greatest Country Ever

By Michael Kinsley

The 2010 elections, for all their passion and vitriol, are basically irrelevant. Some people are voting Tuesday for calorie-free chocolate cake, and some are voting for fat-free ice cream. Neither option is actually available. Continue

A Tri-partite Ruse to Confuse
Attack on Wikileaks unites Congress

By William A. Cohn

Despite talk of historic elections and change, expect business as usual from the nation’s capitol when it comes to rampant American militarism. Continue

At least 113 killed in series of Baghdad attacks: Seventeen car bombs and other blasts shook the city at sunset in one of the bloodiest days this year.
'Rivers of blood': Al-Qaida in Iraq vows more attacks on Christians: The group said in a statement posted late Tuesday on militant websites, "All Christian centers, organizations and institutions, leaders and followers are legitimate targets for the muhajedeen (holy warriors) wherever they can reach them."
War criminal: Ex-President Bush 'Feels Sick About Iraq': Former US president George W Bush says he still feels sick when he thinks about Iraq and the fact that there were no weapons of mass destruction.
Allawi to lead Iraq's opposition: Former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, whose bloc won the most votes in the country's general election, says he will quit power-sharing talks to lead the opposition.
Manufacturing Consent For Continued Occupation? Auditors: Is US overselling diplomacy in Iraq?: The Obama administration could be overstating what U.S. diplomats can do to contain Iraq's ethnic and sectarian tensions without U.S. military forces, a State Department audit concluded Tuesday, raising fresh concerns about the planned pullout of American troops next year.
30 militants killed, illicit drug set on fire in S Afghanistan: Security forces eliminated 30 militants and destroyed huge amount of illicit drug during a raid against insurgents in a far-flange area of southern Helmand province, the Interior Ministry said in a statement released on Wednesday.
4 "militants", 2 children killed in Afghanistan's Helmand province: Four "Taliban militants" and two children were killed Wednesday in Nad Ali district of Afghanistan's volatile southern Helmand province when the insurgents clashed with security forces troops, provincial administration spokesman Daud Ahmadi said.
3 NATO Occupation Force Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan: NATO says separate attacks have killed three of its service members in Afghanistan.
Russia starts arms shipments to Afghanistan: Russia has started shipping small arms to Afghanistan’s police forces. The first of the 16 planned cargo planes loaded with Russian weapons and ammunition landed on Tuesday in the capital Kabul.
US Republicans to target Afghan withdrawal timetable: Republican Representative Buck McKeon, who was all but certain to be the new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, signalled that the party would ensure that US forces have the "time" to achieve their goals.
US to spend $511 million to expand Kabul embassy: Over the last two years, the U.S. has signed contracts to expand American diplomatic facilities in Kabul and consulates in Mazar-e Sharif and Herat provinces that total $790 million, he said. The figure includes the embassy expansion, which should be completed by June 2014.
US Attack Kills 8 People In Pakistan: According to Pakistani security officials, an unmanned American plane fired two missiles at a vehicle in the North Waziristan Agency. The vehicle was destroyed completely, leaving five people dead. Hours later, another attack killed three people in the same region.
NATO choppers violate Pakistani airspace: The gunship helicopters came 600 meters inside Pakistani borders, and after flying in the area for 10 minutes they retreated to Afghanistan, the channel reported. daily times monitor.
Suspected Qaeda militant, Yemeni soldier killed in shootout: A suspected Al-Qaeda militant and a Yemeni soldier have been killed in a gunbattle in Yemen's south in which 10 soldiers were also wounded, security and medical officials say.
Army 'might need to intervene in Yemen': The new head of the Armed Forces has refused to rule out military intervention in Yemen to stamp out the growing threat from al-Qaeda terrorists based there.
One killed in Gaza car explosion: A 27-year-old Palestinian man killed and another wounded in a car blast outside the main police compound in Gaza City
Israel claims assassination of top "Islamist militant" in Gaza: IDF says it attacked Mohammed Nimnim, killed when his car exploded in Gaza City earlier Wednesday.
Israel halts 'special strategic dialogue' with Britain to protest arrest warrants: British universal jurisdiction empowers judges to issue arrest warrants for nearly any visitor accused of war crimes anywhere in the world; visiting Foreign Secretary William Hague wants law changed, embassy says.
A rabbi struggles to protect his Palestinian flock: A vandalised car, stolen ladders, irate police. It's all in a day's work for one unlikely hero. Donald Macintyre reports
Julie Sabbath Goy Burchill: By Gilad Atzmon : The Zionification of this Kingdom has left this country in a disastrous ethical limbo.
U.S. midterms: AIPAC lauds re-election of pro-Israel stalwarts: Pro-Israel group hails success for supporters on both sides of the political divide, as well as election of three new Jewish members of Congress.
How will the Republican-controlled House affect U.S.-Israel ties?: Republicans are expected to take a tougher stance on Iran and put pressure on Obama administration to be easier on Israel.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran Outgoing intel chief: Iran can already produce nuclear bomb : Yadlin also told the MKs that Iran has sufficient enriched uranium to manufacture a single nuclear device and may soon have enough for making another bomb.
Iran launches bitter attack on Russia: Addressing crowds in the north of the Iran today, President Mahmoud Ahmadinijad condemned the decision and accused Russia of “selling us off to our enemies.”
Watch Out: The World Bank Is Quietly Funding a Massive Corporate Water Grab: Even though water privatization has been a massive failure around the world, the World Bank just quietly gave $139 million to its latest corporate buddy.
Obama humbled by conservative wave: A conservative wave roared across the American political landscape last night, humbling President Barack Obama and instantly redrawing the landscape in Washington with a new place on the high perches of power for the flag-bearers of the ultra-conservative Tea Party movement.
The GOP Plan To Investigate Obama: The First Four Potential Investigations
US Federal Reserve's latest bubble threatens mayhem: The prospect of more quantitative easing (QE) is driving government bond yields to levels that price in a depression.
Federal Reserve to print billions of dollars in massive shadow stimulus: The Federal Reserve's policy-setting panel began a crucial two-day meeting Tuesday, poised to cast aside its long-held reluctance to micro-manage the economy in a bid to avoid a lost decade of growth.
US to spend $200 mn a day on Obama's Mumbai visit: About 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists would accompany the President. Several officials from the White House and US security agencies are already here for the past one week with helicopters, a ship and high-end security instruments.

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