Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Clinton Plays Russian Roulette With Justice

By Yvonne Ridley

Instead of sticking her nose in to other countries' judicial processes, perhaps the US Secretary of State would care to look into her own backyard and tell us why one of her soldiers was given a mere nine month sentence earlier this month after shooting unarmed civilians in Afghanistan? Continue

US Drone Attacks Are No Laughing Matter, Mr Obama

By Mehdi Hasan

The president's backing of indiscriminate slaughter in Pakistan can only encourage new waves of militancy. Continue

If Obama Could Put America’s Own Real Interests First

By Alan Hard

How The US can win the respect, friendship and support of not less than 95 per cent of all Arabs and very probably that of almost all Muslims everywhere. Continue

Counter-terror ‘Expert’ Tells Cops: Kill Militant Muslims, ‘Including Children’

By Daniel Tence

The comment highlights growing concerns among human rights advocates that US law enforcement is turning to extremists for training in the fight against terrorism. Continue

FoxNews Keeping You Safe From Terrorism?
Indy Woman Linked to Terrorist Groups

By Heather Gillers has brought to the attention of authorities an Indianapolis woman accused of making anti-American comments and showing support for alleged terrorist groups. Continue

US Cities at Risk of Bankruptcy

By Press TV

Next to the housing crisis, some economists say cities declaring bankruptcy is the biggest threat to the U.S. economy in 2011 More than 100 cities could go bust in the new year derailing the economy in America. Continue

Eight Homeless Youth Die in Fire
What Does it Say About the U.S.?

By Bill Quigley

Will we look into our abandoned buildings and look into the eyes of our abandoned daughters and sons and sisters and brothers? Continue

Obama Likely to Pursue Corporate-Tax Cut

By David Wessel

Any Obama pitch, perhaps in the State of the Union, will be that corporate-tax reform will make America "more competitive," induce more companies to invest here, reduce costly complexity and improve long-term growth prospects. Continue

Did Pfizer Bribe Its Way Out of Criminal Charges in Nigeria?

By Walter Armstrong

The cables suggest that the world's largest drugmaker may have blackmailed the head of Nigeria's Ministry of Justice into dropping a $6 billion criminal lawsuit. Continue

The Trials of Henry Kissinger
The Making Of A War Criminal

Video Documentary

"A fascinating, bombshell documentary that should shame Americans, regardless of whether or not ultimate blame finally lies with Kissinger. Should be required viewing for civics classes and would-be public servants alike." Continue

Supermarkets: What Price Cheap Food?

By BBC Video

Reporter Paul Kenyon looks behind the cellophane wrappers and the "Buy-one-get-one-frees" to examine the true cost of our cheap food. He visits the mega-farms coming our way from the United States, with cows being kept indoors and milked on giant "dairy-go-rounds", and pigs housed in "sty-scrapers". Continue

Suicide bomber kills two Afghan soldiers: officials: "Two soldiers were martyred and another was injured in a suicide bombing on Tuesday in Barmal town," the defence ministry said, giving no further details.
Canadian occupation force soldier killed by IED in Afghanistan: A Canadian soldier with the Alberta-based 1st battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry who had only two days left “outside the wire” was killed by a homemade landmine Thursday while on a night patrol near the village of Nakhoney, 15 southwest of Kandahar City.
US Government Can't Account For Billions Spent In Afghanistan: One large part of the problem is that the United States is not demanding accountability for outgoing funds from U.S. companies which have little incentive to fully disclose where the U.S. money is going.
Four cops killed in Iraq suicide attack : Two suicide bombers yesterday killed four policemen in a police station in Iraq’s northern city of Mosul, including an officer who oversaw a deadly raid on militants, security officials said.
Iraqi PM rules out US troops' stay beyond 2011: The US troops will leave Iraq by 2011, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has said and ruled out the possibility of extension of their stay any more as Iraq's own forces were capable of confronting remaining threats to the country.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On : Israeli Deputy PM: West has three years to stop Iran nuclear program: Moshe Ya'alon says Iran remains the govern
Britain forms plan for Gulf evacuation in event of war with Iran: The British armed forces are drawing up contingency plans to evacuate hundreds of thousands of British residents and tourists from Dubai and other Gulf cities in the event of war with Iran.
British secret file confirms Israeli nukes: Secret files released by Britain's National Archives said on Wednesday that British officials feared Tel Aviv would use its nuclear weapons in case of another war with Arab countries in the region.
Report: Accused Egyptian spy says Israel paid Syrian agent for nuclear plan details: According to Egyptian media, the official's information led to Israel's alleged bombing of a Syrian nuclear reactor in 2007.
Mossad agent 'brought down Egypt's internet': An Egyptian national accused of spying for Mossad has allegedly told his interrogators that Israeli sabotage brought down the country's internet network two years ago.
UAE 'held back full story of hotel assassination': The newly released cables also show that the UAE explicitly sought Washington's help in tracking down details of credit cards obtained in the US by members of the hit squad.
Palestinians turn to UN for support: Proposed draft resolution calls on Security Council to condemn Israeli settlements after impasse over US-brokered talks.
Anti-Arab letters by rabbis and rabbis’ wives leading Israel into dark place: During the last month, several letters have been published urging Jews not to date, lease or rent to Arabs, African refugees or migrant workers.
Seattle transit agency rejects bus ads alleging 'Israeli war crimes': King County Metro Transit will not allow bus ads alleging "Israeli war crimes" after all. Transit officials Thursday rejected a proposed ad from the Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign that ties alleged war crimes to U.S. military aid.
Seattle anti-Israel demonstration in wake of Metro ad controversy : "We'd like Israel to be held accountable for its actions and our government to stop spending our tax dollars to support Israel's war crimes," said Ed Mast, Mideast Awareness Campaign.
Cote d'Ivoire on 'edge of genocide': Ambassador to the UN appointed by rival to incumbent president warns of growing tribal unrest following disputed poll.
Nigeria to drop Dick Cheney charges after plea bargain: Halliburton agrees to pay $250m in fines in lieu of prosecution over alleged multimillion-dollar bribes
Many Arab officials have close CIA links: “These officials are spies for the US in their countries,” Assange told Al Jazeera Arabic channel in an interview yesterday.
Capital's war against WikiLeaks: When your Swiss banker throws you overboard, you know you've made some very powerful enemies.
Affidavit Details FBI "Operation Payback" Probe: The FBI has raided a Texas business and seized a computer server that investigators believe was used to launch a massive electronic attack on PayPal, The Smoking Gun has learned.
Terrorist watch list: One tip now enough to put name in database, officials say: Senior counterterrorism officials say they have altered their criteria so that a single-source tip, as long as it is deemed credible, can lead to a name being placed on the watch list.
Drug gang 'threatens Guatemala war': Group claiming to belong to Zetas cartel issues warning on radio broadcasts after Guatemalan forces launch crackdown.
More than 25% of Kids and Teens in the U.S. Take Prescriptions on a Regular Basis: children and teens are also taking a wide variety of other medications once considered only to be for adults, from statins to diabetes pills and sleep drugs, according to figures provided to The Wall Street Journal by IMS Health
22 Statistics That Prove The Middle Class Is Being Systematically Wiped Out Of Existence In America: Compared to the rest of the world, American workers are extremely expensive, and the government keeps passing more rules and regulations seemingly on a monthly basis that makes it even more difficult to conduct business in the United States.
In Money-Changers We Trust: Two years into the Obama presidency and the economic data is still looking grim. Don’t be fooled by the gyrations of the stock market, where optimism is mostly a reflection of the ability of financial corporations—thanks to massive government largesse—to survive the mess they created. The basics are dismal:

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