Saturday, 19 February 2011

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Statement From The Afghan Resistance
Permanent Bases in Afghanistan are American Pipedream

By Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

The Americans should know, neither the rulers of the stooge regime nor the hand-picked parliament is entitled to trade on the destiny of Afghanistan with any one-- still less to be in a position to implement it. Continue

Kill them, but with a velvet glove
Next Stop: The House of Saud

By Pepe Escobar

The Gulf Cooperation Council - the scandalously wealthy club of local kingdoms which holds over US$1 trillion stashed away in foreign reserves and almost 50% of the world's proven oil reserves still underground - issued, what else, a bland statement supporting Bahrain. Continue

Palestinians Plan 'Day Of Rage' To
Protest U.S. Veto on UN Settlement Resolution

By Haaretz Service

"They are liars who pretend to support democracy and peace. Far from it," Fatah official and former Palestinian intelligence chief Tawfik Tirawi, referring to the U.S., told the news agency. Continue

Protesting Iraq

By Layla Anwar

Protest my ass. Where were you when the tanks rolled in ? where were you when the sectarian Shiites and their turbaned mullahs swayed you with a couple of hundred dollars for a finger dipped in purple ink for a "democratic" vote... Continue

Why Pakistan Cannot Release the Man Who Calls Himself Raymond Davis

By Shaukat Qadir

By now journalists everywhere (except in the US) have come to the conclusion that there is far, far more to Raymond Davis than is being revealed by the US or by Pakistani officials. Continue

U.S. Justice v. the World

By Glenn Greenwald

The U.S. Government has invented -- and federal courts have dutifully accepted -- a whole slew of legal doctrines which have only one purpose: to insulate the country's most powerful political officials from legal accountability even when they commit the most egregious crimes. Continue

USA Matriot Act

By Cindy Sheehan

We reject the USA PATRIOT ACT and its draconian oppressions and declare ourselves a free people based on the political and human law that says a government can only have authority over us with our permission. Continue

Mother of 3 Arrested for Taking Pictures of Tourist Attraction

By Murtha & Murtha

This case is a frightening example of what can happen when a photographer encounters ignorant bullies with badges. Continue

Air Force ordered software to manage army of fake virtual people

By Stephen C. Webster

These days, with Facebook and Twitter and social media galore, it can be increasingly hard to tell who your "friends" are. But after this, Internet users would be well advised to ask another question entirely: Are my "friends" even real people? Continue

US Education: Show Us the Money!

By Bill Walker

The US government spends more per pupil than any nation in the world except Switzerland. The US spent an average of $149,000 for the K–12 education of every 2009 public high school graduate. That works out to $11,461 per year or so. Continue

Wisconsin: The First Stop in An American Uprising?

By Sarah van Gelder

It took awhile, but Wisconsin shows that the poor and middle class of the U.S. may be ready to push back. Madison may be only the beginning. Continue

Libya protest deaths 'rise to 84': The number of people killed in days of growing unrest in Libya rises to 84, according to US-based Human Rights Watch.
Libyan protesters come under aerial fire: Helicopters have reportedly opened fire at demonstrators in the eastern city of Benghazi on Saturday.
US-led airstrike kills 37 Afghan civilians: Local media reports say the deadly strike took place in Kunar Province on Friday. NATO has confirmed the incident, claiming that they were targeting “a prominent Taliban militant,” a Press TV correspondent reported.
18 Killed as Afghan bank in Jalalabad hit by suicide bomb attack: The Taliban say they carried out the assault on the Kabul Bank, targeting police and intelligence officers who had gone to collect their salaries.
3 German soldiers killed in Afghanistan: A gunman in an Afghan army uniform has opened fire on US-led soldiers in Afghanistan's northern Baghlan province, killing three German soldiers and injuring six others, a report says.
Residents of Razed Afghan Village Dispute US Case for Destruction : In interviews with IPS at the site of the destroyed village of Tarok Kalache, now nothing more than a dusty plain surrounded by orchards, former residents disputed that account of the circumstances surrounding the destruction of their village.
Pakistani Taliban claims it killed retired spy: Tarar — better known as Col. Imam — once trained at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and gave personal tours of the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region to U.S. congressmen interested in supporting Afghan militiamen fighting Soviet occupation in the 1980s.
Probe finds connection between Davis, drone attacks: Sources have revealed that a GPS chip recovered from Davis was being used in identifying targets for drone attacks in the tribal region.
Fact or fiction? Second American Involved in Lahore Shooting Slips Back to U.S.: Driver Who Allegedly Killed a Man Racing to Raymond Davis' Aid And His Passenger No Longer In Pakistan, U.S. Official Says.
Yemen protests: Five killed at anti-government rallies: Four people were killed in the southern port city of Aden by gunfire as police moved to disperse protesters,. In the city of Taiz, one person was killed and many injured when a grenade was thrown from a car at protesters.
4 Kurdish protesters killed in N Iraq: Video: A peaceful protest in northern Iraq against the local government of Iraqi Kurdistan President Masud Barzani has ended in violence with 4 dead and over 50 injured.
Iraqi forces shoot Sulaymanieh students: Security forces have opened fire on students in the Iraqi University of Sulaymanieh after they joined popular protests in the Iraqi Kurdistan region, PressTV reported.
Thousands protest in Iraq's Kurdish north over shooting; orphans, widows rally in Baghdad: Demonstrators thronged streets in northern Iraq Saturday to demand justice over a deadly shooting at a protest earlier this week. In Baghdad, hundreds of orphans and widows rallied to call on the government to take care of them.
Two killed in Djibouti protest: ministry: A protester and a policeman were killed in Djibouti when an unprecedented opposition demonstration demanding regime change flared up, the interior ministry said on Saturday.
Protesters back in Bahrain centre: Thousands of protesters have reoccupied the Pearl roundabout in the capital, Manama, after troops and riot police retreated from the symbolic centre of their anti-government uprising.
Gulf may use military force in support of Bahrain's regime: “Gulf states cannot accept a fundamental and radical change in Bahrain. The demand for constitutional monarchy cannot be imposed without [natural] political development,” Saudi political analyst Dakheel al-Dakheel said.
Mideast unrest puts US military access in jeopardy: Popular unrest sweeping the Middle East highlights the US military’s reliance on Arab regimes that offer privileged access to airfields and ports from Cairo to Qatar.
Jordan protest turns violent: At least eight people have been injured in clashes that broke out in Jordan’s capital between government supporters and opponents at a protest calling for more freedom and lower food prices.
Moroccans riot ahead of protests: Police station in Tangier attacked in dispute over utility firm's management a day before planned countrywide protests.
Omanis rally against corruption, low wages: About 500 Omanis, mostly youths, staged a peaceful Green March on Friday in the ministry area in the Al Khuwait District of Muscat, demanding better wages, lower prices and an end to corruption.
Algerian police thwart new rally: Algerian police prevent anti-government protesters from staging a march through the capital - a week after breaking up a similar rally.
Egypt's military says no more strikes, protests: Egypt's military, running the country's government since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak a week ago, said Friday it won't allow continued "illegal" strikes and protests that have disrupted the economy.
Demonstrators fill Tahrir Square in Egypt to press military for more reforms: "The people demand the trial of the regime," many chanted, echoing a long-stated demand by activists who want the deposed president and his allies held accountable.
First new political party in 15 years formed in Egypt: The interim government will change up to four ministers in a limited cabinet reshuffle, an Egyptian official was quoted by state media as saying.
Iranian warships to pass through Suez for first time since Islamic Revolution: Two Iranian warships are expected to pass through Egypt's Suez Canal for the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Iranian state TV reported Saturday.
Manufacturing Consent For Attack On Iran : Report: Iran resuming work on nuclear bomb: - Iran has resumed research on development of a nuclear bomb, a U.S. intelligence report says. The finding refutes a 2007 report that Iran had halted work on developing a nuclear weapon, The Washington Post said.
Israel 'deeply appreciates' U.S. veto on UN resolution condemning illegal settlements: Prime Minister's Office thanks Obama for nixing Security Council resolution proposed by Arab states censuring Israeli settlement activity.
Abbas: Ties with U.S. won't be severed over veto of UN settlement resolution: Palestinian president says it isn't in Palestinian interests to break ties with U.S. administration, despite their veto of UN resolution condemning Israeli settlement building.
U.S. restricts staff movement in occupied West Bank as 'precaution': Move comes a day after the U.S. vetoed a UN Security Council resolution that would have condemned Israel's policy of settlement building.
Internet 'kill switch' bill gets a makeover: The 221-page bill hands Homeland Security the power to issue decrees to certain privately owned computer systems after the president declares a "national cyberemergency." The name of the bill has been changed to include the phrase "Internet freedom."
Tea Party Descends on Madison Protests: Madison police have said that they expect approximately 100,000 people to fill the square outside the capitol building Saturday as tea party members' voices will be added to the chorus of dissent as the protests enter their fifth day.
Walker proposes selling state-owned heating plants: A controversial plan to privatize state-owned power plants, a plan that last caused a stir in 2005 before being vetoed by then-Gov. Jim Doyle, has been revived by Gov. Scott Walker in his budget bill. The provision would give the state Department of Administration the authority to sell the plants or contract for their operation.

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