Friday, 11 March 2011

US-Libya War Next? Enough is Enough!


Civil war blurs the outline of Libya’s future, while the US weighs its options on the role it should play in the chaos. Some war-loving politicians have been pushing for establishing “a no-fly zone”. Continue

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War Is A Racket

A speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.

WAR is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. Continue

How The Shock Doctrine Set The Middle East Ablaze

By Mike Whitney

Revolutions spreading across the Middle East are a reaction to neoliberalism. Continue

Wisconsin Death Trip

By Michael Hudson and Jeffrey Sommers

The Plan to Steal Everything and Sell the People into Slavery. Continue

Lifting the Veil:
Obama and the Failure of Capitalist Democracy

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This film explores the historical role of the Democratic Party as the “graveyard of social movements”, the massive influence of corporate finance in elections, the absurd disparities of wealth in the United States. Continue

Bradley Manning Being Mistreated, Says Hillary Clinton Spokesman

By Ed Pilkington

PJ Crowley says Pentagon is being 'ridiculous and stupid' by subjecting WikiLeaks suspect to punitive conditions in jail. Continue

Unrelenting Attacks On US Muslims

By Riz Khan

"More people died in the United States last year from dog bites, than died from terrorist attacks" Continue

On the Brink of Meltdown: The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant

By Robert Alvarez

The devastating Japanese quake and its outcome could generate a political tsunami here in the United States. Continue

Sudan army, Darfur rebel clash kills 17: Darfur rebels attacked a Sudanese army supply convoy in the insurgents’ mountainous Jabel Marra stronghold, leaving at least 17 people dead, the military said.
Gaddafi forces take back key oil town: Libyan rebels appealed for arms as they today sent fighters into battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s advancing forces, as France and Britain urged targeted strikes in the oil-rich country
Libya's Zawiyah refinery back to normal: oil chief; Activity has resumed at a key refinery in Zawiyah which supplies the capital and western Libya, after clashes between pro- and anti-regime forces that had forced it shut, Libya's oil chief said on Friday.
In pictures: Libya Fight : The Front Lines:
US Intelligence Chief: Gadhafi Likely to Defeat Rebels: The top U.S. intelligence official says Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi will likely be able to withstand efforts by anti-government rebels to topple him. The director of national intelligence said Thursday that Mr. Gadhafi has no intention of leaving.
Long guerrilla war would follow Gaddafi "win": Far from ending Libya's conflict, a military victory by Muammar Gaddafi would see his enemies retreat to a few urban strongholds and relaunch their revolt as a grinding guerrilla war.
EU heads call for Gaddafi to go: EU leaders hold an urgent summit in Brussels and say Libya's Col Gaddafi must go, as his forces make major gains against rebels.
David Cameron backs Sarkozy calls for Libya air strikes: In a joint letter, Mr Cameron and Mr Sarkozy called on Nato to draw up plans for ‘a no-fly zone or other options against air attacks’ by Gaddafi.
France has clearly not learnt lesson of history: There is something frivolous and absurd about France's sudden recognition of the Libyan rebel leadership in Benghazi as a sort of quasi-government
Libya Live Blog - March 11: Al-Jazeera : Latest developments from our correspondents, news agencies and citizens across the globe
Witnesses: Yemen forces open fire on protesters: — Security forces opened fire on demonstrators taking part in protests throughout Yemen in what appears to be the biggest turnout in a month of unrest to demand regime change, eyewitnesses said.
Tight security deters Saudi protests: Police flooded the streets of the Saudi capital today to deter a planned day of protests inspired by pan-Arab revolt, but a small Shi'ite demonstration was reported in the country's oil-producing east.
Bahrain police open fire on protesters: Bahraini police have opened fire on anti-government protesters marching towards the royal palace in the capital, injuring at least 150 people.
Police and demonstrators clash at Bahrain's royal palace: Security forces reinforced by pro-government mobs fired rubber-coated bullets and tear gas yesterday to scatter protesters near Bahrain's royal palace, as a conflict deepened between Sunnis backing the ruling system and Shiites demanding it give up its monopoly on power.
Iraqi activists' torture allegations spark fears for detained protesters: A group of anti-government protesters missing since they were arrested this week in Baghdad are feared to be at risk of torture, after other recently released protestors told Amnesty International they were tortured in detention.
Iraq parliament urges probe into US attacks on civilians : The speaker in the Iraqi parliament, Osama al-Nujaifi, has called for an inquiry into attacks on Iraqi civilians by the US military forces.
Gaza: Investigate Torture of Protest Organizer: Hamas authorities in Gaza should investigate claims that security officials tortured a blogger and activist and prosecute any officials responsible, Human Rights Watch said today.
UN official: Israel kidnapped Palestinian engineer from Ukraine : Israel security forces may have abducted a Palestinian engineer and suspected Hamas official in the Ukraine, a UN official told the Associated Press on Thursday, adding he suspected Ukrainian security aided the operation.
Israel gags talk on jailed Gaza power plant chief: An Israeli human rights organisation, HaMoked, which assists Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, received confirmation this week from the Israel Prison Service that Mr Abu Sisi has been in detention since February 19 and was in Shikma prison near the Israeli coastal town of Ashkelon, just north of Gaza.
Ivory Coast 'on the brink of a bloodbath': "Civil war is a real possibility. It will be very destructive, not just in terms of lives and homes but Ivory Coast as a nation. It could be a bloodbath here. That's a dreadful outcome."
Julian Assange police investigator a friend of sex assault accuser: Officer and Miss A met through political party and corresponded over internet months before WikiLeaks chief was accused
Rabbi decries U.S. congressional hearing for 'profiling Muslims': An Orthodox rabbi in New York is leading a coordinated public relations campaign against a House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee hearing on the "radicalization of the Muslim community in the U.S." that commenced on Thursday.
The 6 dumbest things said at Rep. Peter King’s Muslim radicalization hearing: : Probing U.S. Muslims is just like probing Nazi war criminals, KKK?
Japanese government orders release of radioactive vapor to relieve rising pressure in nuclear reactor: Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said the amount of radioactive element in the vapor would be "very small" and would not affect the environment or human health.
88,000 People, a High Speed Bullet Train, and a Cruise Ship Are Missing in Japan: . The death toll, currently in the hundreds, is expected to increase dramatically. According to the Kyodo News Agency, some 88,000 people are missing.
Is the Japanese earthquake caused by a 'supermoon'?: Astrologers predicted that on March 19 - a week tomorrow - the so-called 'supermoon' will be closer to Earth than at any time since 1992, just 221,567 miles away, and that its gravitational pull will bring chaos to Earth.
Job openings decline to 2.8 million in January: - Job openings at U.S. workplaces declined to 2.8 million in January from 2.9 million in December, the Labor Department reported Friday

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